[Marxism] To combat left anti-semitism, Corbynism must change the way it sees the world

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Mar 28 11:59:37 MDT 2018


On 3/28/18 1:51 PM, A.R. G wrote:
> True, but there isn't much one can do when these kinds of propagandists 
> are looking for "anti-Semitism," particularly when they've cast a wide 
> net. For one, even where left groups have published people who have 
> issued anti-Semitic commentary (like Atzmon and Shamir) the response and 
> process of disowning is much stronger than, say, Islamophobic rhetoric 
> which is also found regularly in "left" scholarship. In other cases the 
> impression of anti-Semitism is all that is needed, such as in the hoaxes 
> about Palestine student organizations at US campuses. Even where there 
> is no ammunition, they will fabricate it. That is why these 
> exaggerated/fabricated campaigns about left anti-Semitism should be 
> understood not as a simple rhetorical issue but as one that deals 
> fundamentally with anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism among 
> leftists/social democrats in the US and Europe.
> 
> Amith R. Gupta

The problem is that Corbyn is under the influence of some really stupid 
people like Seumas Milne. Milne is not an anti-Semite but he certainly 
is a conspiracy theorist. That mural was positively soaked in the 
meatheaded talking points of a thousand different knuckle-dragging websites.



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