The late Gore Vidal once quipped that the 4 most beautiful words in the English language were 'I told you so.'
Which brings me to NSW Greens MLC Jeremy Buckingham once again: I told you so, Jeremy.
If the following letter in the Australian Jewish News of October 12 is any indication, your little clarification in last week's AJN, cited in my previous post, went down like the proverbial lead balloon - as predicted:
"The Australian Greens may have never formally endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement as official policy, but any observer of the political landscape will know that there is a latent hostility to Israel among Greens that can be interpreted (at least by this writer) as anti-Semitism. Despite their flowery language about love, peace and a two-state solution, I believe if you scratch a Greens member deep enough you will uncover a supporter of the Palestinian agenda." Alan Freedman, St Kilda East, Vic
You see, Jeremy, you're up against the closed and claustrophobic world of the Zionist mind with its ever-ready, all-purpose bludgeon, the false accusation of anti-Semitism.
The Zionist mind brooks no opposition whatsoever.
Take the Palestinians, for example, all they had to do to be labelled anti-Semites way back in the 1920s was resist the flooding of their homeland by thousands upon thousands of European Jews bent on transforming it into a state of Jews, for Jews and by Jews. Get the picture?
And all you have to do to be called an anti-Semite is belong to a party that once raised the issue of BDS, even if you yourself, either out of sheer ignorance or lack of moral fibre, baulked at the idea early on with your nonsense about the "tone and perception" of protests against Max Brenner outlets. (See my 9/9/11 post Which Side Are You On?)
Is the penny starting to drop, Jeremy?