JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: YET ONE MORE TIME – UNSUPPORTED CHARGES OF ANTI-SEMITISM IN BRITAIN’S LABOUR PARTY – WHY? HERE’S THE REAL REASON   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

Labour ‘in total disarray’ over antisemitism allegations, campaigners claim
Activists warn anti-Jewish sentiment becoming ‘institutionalised’ in party and call unit responsible for tackling complaints ‘disjointed, confused and chaotic’

These attacks over unproved anti-Semitism are horrible, just gutter politics.

A return of McCarthyism, with a new devil substituted instead of communism.

There has not been one hard piece of evidence offered to support any charges of anti-Semitism, and, to my mind, it is libelous to hurl this term around, but it is done all the time with few willing to challenge the shameful practice.

This behavior is a way of intimidating others into doing what you want them to do. That is not democratic. That is not acceptable. And that is not even civil or decent.

Trying to influence democratic elections in this way is serious stuff, far more serious, and far more real, than all the fantasy accusations made about Russian interference in Western elections.

I would suggest there is only one genuine cause for all of this ugly bellowing, bellowing which keeps returning regularly since Jeremy Corbyn was first elected leader of the Labour Party.

It is about Jeremy Corbyn’s being fair-minded on the matter of Israel and the Palestinians – a terrible charge, that.

But, you see, being fair-minded is not allowed on this topic.

We live in a world where Western governments are ceaselessly lobbied to make laws which violate the democratic rights of their own citizens. Perhaps the best example is the tireless campaign to create laws making support for BDS – a peaceful and democratic form of protest against the clearest oppression in Israel – illegal or punishable by economic sanctions.
The Lobby has already succeeded in getting such laws passed in about 20 American states, and they are nothing more than a minor form of tyranny. Just how does great injustice anywhere get changed if no form of effective, peaceful opposition is allowed? It doesn’t.

You must be completely “with us or against us,” effectively, is what the Israel Lobby asserts.

And our press, for the most part, supports the unscrupulous claim.

Well, you get the government you deserve in the end.

Never forget the much-despised Tony Blair, the man who lied his way to assisting in killing a million people, was a creature of the same forces hacking away at Corbyn, someone who is an infinitely more honorable man.

Blair wasn’t given the Israel Peace Prize of a million dollars plus a whole lot of other sinecures and preferments for nothing. He earned them.

He helped do Ariel Sharon’s dirty work, the destruction of Iraq having been a favorite project of Sharon’s from the beginning. Indeed, we know from the comments of a number of high-level observers – including one slip of the tongue by George Bush himself – as well as the logic of the actual events, that that is the only thing the invasion of Iraq was ever really about.

Blair and his acolytes are still active in an unprincipled, low-road anti-Corbyn campaign, which keeps flaring up with name-calling and absolutely zero evidence of any wrong-doing.

Posted March 4, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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