Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Myth Is Born 2

Here are some of its baby steps:

"Nor can the Greens continue to indulge their private fantasy that destiny has chosen them as Labor's natural replacement - not even in the post-material Shangri-La of Sydney's inner city (since even there people have mortgages, and perhaps Jewish friends)." (Labor was seriously wounded, but it will not die, David Burchell, The Australian, 28/3/11)

"It appears that Byrne's middle class radicalism, symbolised by her advocacy of a boycott of Israel, was too much even for the inner-city left." (Credit where it's due - they just didn't see him coming, Gerard Henderson, Sydney Morning Herald, 29/3/11)

"There is nothing peaceful about the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel... Attempts to isolate Israel in order to facilitate its destruction are not peaceful. The people of NSW saw this violent and racist movement for what it really is and rejected the NSW Greens who advocate this cultural, economic and academic isolation." Navit Shchigel, Noranda, W (Letter, The Australian, 29/3/11)

I wonder how long before it becomes received wisdom.


Anonymous said...

It was received wisdom beforehand.
Is Mr. Brown just 'Braunstein'? Ian Cohen is. And certainly people have been scared.

MERC said...

Ian Cohen is what? People have been scared of what?

Anonymous said...

Ian Cohen is Jew.
People have been scared to vote green.

MERC said...

But is he a Zionist? It's a crucial difference. And I'd still like to know why people are scared to vote Green - if in fact they really are. I see BDS as a plus for the Greens.

Anonymous said...

Check the Haaretz.com of Thu, March 31, 2001: 'Military Intelligence monitoring foreign left-wing organizations'. "The new MI unit will monitor Western groups involved in boycotting Israel, divesting from it or imposing sanctions on it... and examine possible links between such organizations and terror groups". Something to give you pause!