From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:44:20 -0500 Archived: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:15:25 -0400 Subject: Re: Anti-Semitism And Ufology >From: Michael Hughes <michaelmhughes.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:34:41 -0400 >Subject: Re: Anti-Semitism And Ufology >>From: Cathy Reason <Cathym.nul> >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >>Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:00:43 +0100 >>Subject: Re: Anti-Semitism And Ufology >>>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul> >>>To: post.nul >>>Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:33:03 +0200 (CEST) >>>Subject: Anti-Semitism And Ufology [was: Nick Pope's Credibility >>Blown] >><snip> >>>http://tvoyic.blogspot.com/ >>>It's not clear whether this sort of thing is thinly-veiled anti- >>>Semitism, or just an incredibly na=EFve over-simplification of a >>>desperately sad political situation where there s fault on all >>>sides. But when a blog begins with the phrase Not all Israelis >>>are bad , I m reminded of the racist who begins his rant with >>>phrases like don t get me wrong, I ve got black friends, but ... >>What a load of ghastly, patronizing, liberal-minded mush. >>I wonder when Nick Pope is going to hop over to the Middle East >>and offer up a few more helpful liberal catchphrases, such as >>"Let's all come to a consensus" or "Now then, you kids just stop >>fighting". >>This sort of paternalistic rubbish may not technically count as >>anti-semitism, but it comes pretty darn close. >As the person who has probably talked about this topic the most >on this list in recent history (in my comments about Jeff >Rense), I, too, find McGonagle's statements unsettling. And >images like these go way over the top: >http://tvoyic.blogspot.com >As others have noted, saying, "Not all Israelis are bad", is a >very bad way to start a discussion. >But I'd wager a large sum of money that Joe isn't an anti- >Semite. He's justifiably outraged at the most egregious >activities of the Israeli government. Notice I said "Israeli >government". The second word is important. >Language is crucial when discussing contentious issues. >"Israelis" are a diverse population, a large portion of whom do >not approve of their government's activities. And, as we've all >seen with people like Rense, real anti-Semites use such blanket >generalizations, and soon "Israelis" is changed to "Zionists" >and then "Zionists" becomes "all Jews" . >Language - it makes all the difference. I agree on all points, Michael. Well stated as always. Jerry Clark Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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