Thursday, August 23, 2012

Not Quite Kristallnacht

O-MY-GOD! Will you listen to this! (Reads):

Anti-Israel protest win inflames Jewish hatred

"A fresh wave of racial hatred against the Jewish community, including calls for a Hitler clone and ethnic cleansing, has been sparked by the anti-Israel boycott campaign of the Max Brenner chocolate shop chain." (John Ferguson, The Australian, 22/8/12)

NO! Surely, it can't be true!

But wait, it must be. After all, it's a front page EXCLUSIVE in Rupert's Australian, the paper read by the people who matter. Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, for two.

I knew it. Just like the more prescient of our politicians predicted, BDS has finally morphed into a new Kristallnacht!

I can see it now: legions of crazed Nazi stormtroopers fanning out through the suburbs, smashing up Jewish shops, burning down synagogues, beating up Jews and News Ltd journalists.

But wait, what's this? (Reads on):

"The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has blasted some coverage of the pro-Palestinian Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign that has fuelled the online attacks."

Oh, I see. Online attacks. That's it? Instead of Jews being beaten up, it's just another Murdoch beat-up!

Why do I go on reading this rubbish?

What's that? Do something more productive?

You're right, I think I'll take the dog for a walk, get some exercise. I'll leave the paper on the table and you can wrap last night's prawn shells in it, OK?

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