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Alison Weir Responds to JVP’s attack and smears of antisemitism

May 30, 2015 12:45 am
Of course, this only tends to confirm what Atzmon has to say about Anti-Zionist Zionists. I find a lot of Atzmon's arguments unconvincing (for one thing he seems to have an oddly narrow idea of how language works, e.g., in his objection to the "colonialism" label, which can quite reasonably be stretched to include Zionism, with a segment of world Jewry replacing a specific nation colonizing Palestine) and often too sweeping, but I also think he sometimes points in the right general direction. I did enjoy this recent contribution:
June 5, 2015 8:25 pm
Yes, Paul Eisen posts a lot of good stuff. I don't quite get his declared hatred of the left, but I do find worthwhile posts on his site. His own writings on Holocaust revisionism are quite strong. On the other hand, some of the sympathetic presentations of fascism (and specifically Nazism, in some cases) get to be a bit much for me, like that "Hitler in Paris" or whatever it was. His conversation with Atzmon here is pretty interesting: I think Atzmon is best when he is in conversation with someone he has some sympathy and/or respect for. When he's battling hardcore Zionists, he gets too caught up in trying to be as outrageous as possible. And when he speaks in front of general audiences, he goes for the easy laugh too easily for my taste. I think his megalomania gets in the way a lot of the time.
May 30, 2015 3:16 pm
I definitely get frustrated when it's not possible to let online conversation segue naturally to related topics. I think it's obviously legitimate to examine Zionism within the context of Judaism, Jewish culture, etc. I'm pretty interested in a lot of the other taboo subjects as well (9/11, false flags/hoaxes generally, even Holocaust revisionism). I was looking at the (most?--it doesn't say that any more, so I'm not sure) recent hundred comments on Mondoweiss yesterday, and the energy definitely seemed kind of dead. Granted, I have seen some flurries of interesting comment from time to time since the last wave of major changes there. I can't remember if I mentioned in a previous post or not, but in a moment of pique I scrambled my account information at Mondoweiss, so now I can't log back in. (I tried setting up a new account, but I couldn't do it, so they may have blocked my IP. Which is fine considering that my inability to resume posting there was a self-inflicted wound.)
May 29, 2015 10:59 pm
This could turn out to be JVP's "this time we went too far" when it comes to policing speech. It's easier to understand them targeting someone like Atzmon (not that I support their efforts to prevent him from speaking) who sometimes seems to intentionally play the role of provocateur, and clearly delights in being politically incorrect. Weir's approach is quite different.