Why it’s time to boycott the Guardian and say no to liberal McCarthyism
|Jonathan Freedland as Comment Editor ensured that the False Anti-Semitism Campaign met no opposition in the pages of the Guardian|
Ever since Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour Party, the Guardian has launched one vicious assault after another on him. Jonathan Freedland led the original charge accusing Corbyn of associating with Paul Eisen, a holocaust denier. Labour & the left have an antisemitism problem
Along the way the attack broadened out. It included the late Gerald Kaufman MP, Jackie Walker, Ken Livingstone and myself.
|The Guardian abandons any notion of free speech or democratic debate - as it lines up with the Zionists and Progress|
|The Guardian is pulling out all the stops to have Livingstone expelled|
It is therefore no surprise that the war-mongering Guardian/Observer has been to the fore of the McCarthyite attack on Ken Livingstone. In a particularly stupid Leader, The Guardian view on Labour and Ken Livingstone: wrong decision, terrible message we are told that it is simply a matter of ‘decorum’ that people use the term ‘Zionist’ rather than ‘Jews’.
|Yet another attempt to besmirch Livingstone by an erstwhile supporter|
In other words, being a Zionist and a Jew are synonymous. Perhaps John Hagee, the Christian Pastor who heads Christians United for Israel, a million strong group of Evangelical Baptists in the USA is also a Jew? Because he is certainly a strong Zionist as well as holding the quaint belief that Hitler was a messenger from god!
|One among so many anti-Corbyn Guardian Opinion pieces -|
In actual fact there is no contradiction between being a Zionist and an anti-Semite. Both believe that Jews belong in Palestine/Israel not in the countries of their birth. From its very inception, Zionism has been most strongly supported by anti-Semites - Edoard Drumont, Henrich Class, Alfred Rosenberg, Reinhardt Heydrich and today people like Geert Wilders, Marine Le Pen, Donald Trump and Steve Bannon.
Indeed to equate being Jewish with being a Zionist is to associate all Jews with the barbarous deeds of the Apartheid Israeli state. Which is certainly a good example of anti-Semitism.
The Zionists, assorted reactionaries and the Labour Right have gone mad because Livingstone wasn’t expelled as they hoped and expected. Livingstone faced a disciplinary hearing before the National Constitutional Committee. He was, quite outrageously, suspended for another year from membership of the Labour Party. Not satisfied with this the Zionists have demanded that he be expelled.
This is of course understandable. The Right expected the NCC to acts as it normally does – a rubber stamp. However Livingstone brought fairly heavy legal guns to bear, in the form of Mike Mansfield QC and the Committee reached in essence a compromise. However we should not lose sight of the real issue at stake here for the Guardian and its rabid right supporters.
|Racist reactionaries such as Sir Trevor Chinn, former CEO of Lex Garages and the RAC - venture capitalist and all round member of the Establishment|
|The Jewish Labour Movement's Ella Rose explaining how peaceful Zionism is|
The Witch hunt is about defence of Israel, the US’s Racist Rotweiller in the Middle East. The Jewish Labour Movement which has pioneered the attack on Livingstone is, by its own description, the sister party of the racist Israeli Labour Party. A party whose leader, Isaac Herzog, proclaims that his party should not be seen as an ‘Arab lovers’ party. The National Front used to accuse people of being ‘Jew lovers’ or ‘Nigger lovers’. This is the kind of group that is leading the witch-hunt of Livingstone. It is a party that when in government implemented the forcible expulsion of ¾ million Palestinians in 1948.
Nothing Livingstone said was in the least anti-Semitic. His only offence was to tell the truth about the history of Zionism. Today Zionists attack their opponents as ‘anti-Semites’ – not because they hate Jews but because they hate what Israel does to the Palestinians. In other words what the Zionists mean by anti-Semitism is opposition to Zionist racism which results in Palestinians living as barely tolerated guests in their own country.
|So pleased were the Nazis with the visit for 6 months to Jewish Palestine by Baron von Mildenstein, the Head of the Gestapo's Jewish Desk, that on his return they struck a medal with a swastika on one side and the Star of David on the other!|
Defending Israeli Racism and Denying History
To give but one example. Francis Nicosia, the Raul Hilberg Professor of Holocaust Studies at Vermont University wrote in his book Zionism and Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany (pp.118/9) that:
‘Throughout the 1930’s, as part of the regime’s determination to force Jews to leave Germany, there was almost unanimous support in German government and Nazi party circles for promoting Zionism among German Jews’.
Even recounting such facts is now deemed antisemitic. It would be churlish to quote other historians to the same effect but for Ken to quote the same, to say that Hitler and the Nazis supported Zionism is somehow anti-Semitic. It is as if it is anti-Semitic to tell the truth.
|Cartoon in the Zionist press about Ha'avara - Don't be upset Hitler the Jews r helping u|
According to the Pew Information Centre’s Israel’s Religiously Divided Society 48% of Israeli Jews, a plurality, support the physical expulsion of Israel’s Arabs. This is the same solution that the Nazis first proposed to the Jewish Question. Israel is a society where a cold-blooded killer of a severely injured Palestinian, Elor Azaria, has become a national hero. It is a society where, in January, the Bedouin village of Umm al Hiran in Israel’s Negev, which had already been relocated once, was physically destroyed in order that a Jewish town could be erected in its place. Israeli police opened fire on a Palestinian school teacher and murdered him. Never, not once, have Israeli police ever opened fire on Jewish demonstrators. The racism of Israeli apartheid is never ending but in the Labour Party it is its supporters, the JLM and LFI, who call the shots.
The fact that Jeremy Corbyn has capitulated to the witch hunt is to his eternal shame. He knows as well as anyone that Ken Livingstone is not a racist or anti-Semite. After all he has also been called such by the defenders of Israel. Corbyn thinks that by bowing to the racist tide he will therefore save himself and his leadership. He doesn’t seem to realise that allowing the expulsion of Ken Livingstone may well be the final nail in his own coffin.
The Guardian and False Anti-racism
The Guardian has played a particularly iniquitous role. In the course of its attack on free speech, the Guardian has invented a new principle. Apparently it should be the party’s ‘default position... to define racism as its victims would like it to be defined.’ Presumably when the National Front and British National Party launched their Rights for Whites campaign, we should have deferred to their view of themselves as victims of racism. British imperialism in its campaign of pillage, plunder and rape through India and Africa also saw themselves as the victims of racism.
Racism is an objective phenomenon. Of course false allegations of racism are made. The fact is that many Jews today are not Zionists and do not accept the myth of ever increasing anti-Semitism in British society. We do not accept that we are victims of racism in a society where it is anti-Black and Muslim racism which is institutionalised in the state. Jews are not economically discriminated against. There are no Jewish deaths in custody or as a result of racist attacks. Jewish synagogues are not attacked. Jews are not over represented in prison but they are over represented in Parliament and in business because they are a well-off section of the White community. Those are facts, borne out by statistical evidence.
To compare Jews in Britain today to Black or Asians is to trivialise racism. It is to the Guardian’s eternal shame that it ignores racism against Black people in this society but focuses on racism against a White minority, Jewish people. The Guardian, because of its own profligacy is now trading at a loss. There was a time when people on the Left, despite their irritation at it, recognised that it was a paper that was politically different from the rest of the pack. Today the Guardian is a racist, war-mongering paper of the Blairite Right.
|The Guardian is now putting out the begging bowl as the Corporate Media appeals to the values of social solidarity|
The time has come to boycott the Guardian.
Below is a letter I sent to the Guardian’s editor, Katharine Viner, with a copy to Jonathan Freedland, the Guardian’s Zionist gatekeeper. Below that is a link to an excellent article McCarthyite Anti-Semitism Smears and Racism at the Guardian/Observer by Gavin Lewis which I recommend you read, despite it being on the Counterpunch site.
|Its anti-Semitic to mention this book by right-wing Zionist Edwin Black|
Dear Ms VinerI notice that the Guardian has once again jumped in, with both feet, into the false and concocted moral panic around 'anti-Semitism'. This time attacking Ken Livingstone.
According to your current leading article, Labour has put Ken ahead of a fundamental principle. I can't imagine which principle you are referring to. Free speech? The principle that you placed to the fore when Muslims protested at the attacks on their religion? Or is this just another bout of Guardian hypocrisy?
According to your Leader it is 'only for decorum's sake' that the word 'Zionist' is used instead of 'Jew'. It is difficult to know where to begin when face with this type of ignorance and sheer stupidity. Perhaps Steve Bannon, the anti-Semitic Trump Advisor and ex-Breitbart CEO, should be called a Jew instead of a Zionist? Or perhaps Pastor John Hagee, of Christians United for Israel, who is of the opinion that Hitler was a messenger sent from god, should also be called a Jew rather than what he, an anti-Semitic Zionist. Jonathan Freedland is perfectly well aware that Michal Kaminski, the former Polish MEP, combined anti-Semitism and Zionism in equal measure.
|It may be anti-Semitic to mention it, but the Zionist Federation of Germany's paper, Judische Rundschau, welcomed the `1935 Nuremberg Laws|