Saturday, September 6, 2014

Pyne Whine Deconstructed


Christopher Pyne, The Australian, 29/8/14

"The growth of anti-Semitism in our universities is deeply worrying."

Pyne means that the growth in opposition to Israeli apartheid and genocide in our universities worries the Zionist movement and its parliamentary dupes no end.

"In the past months students at at least 6 universities have reported anti-Semitic bullying."

Meaning: Zionist students have misconstrued anti-Israel activism as anti-Semitism, either as a deliberate strategy to stifle opposition to Israeli apartheid and genocide in our universities, or because they've been hopelessly indoctrinated into believing that criticism of Israel is anti-Semitism, or both.

"While the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians..."

This is how Pyne frames the slaughter of Palestinians by Israel's military machine.

"... may invoke emotive responses..."

But certainly not in Christopher Pyne.

"... there is no place for anti-Semitism."

He means there is no place for criticism of Israel.

"Students have been targeted physically and verbally just because they are Jewish."


"Recently five Jewish students were refused entry to a Socialist Alternative discussion on Israel because they were Jewish and were told 'only progressive-thinking people are allowed'."

OMG, practically a pogrom!

What I imagine happened - to the extent that anything happened at all - is that certain Zionist hooligans and provocateurs on a mission to disrupt turned up at a meeting on Israel's crimes in Gaza, were denied entry as known troublemakers, and so registered a complaint with the university authorities claiming they'd been excluded because they were Jews. Neat trick, eh?  (Actually, Abbott and Sheridan used to behave in similar fashion back in the 70s, although without, of course, playing the anti-Semitism card. See my 13/9/12 post Tony & Greg Do Monash 1.)

"In our universities, free speech is to be encouraged, but it does not extend to threats and physical harassment."

So being told that a meeting is for those with open, as opposed to closed minds, constitutes "threats and physical harassment"?


"I am not surprised that the number of anti-Semitic incidents reported in Australia last year was the second highest on record."

Reported by whom? After all, you know how it goes: one Zionist's anti-Semite is another man's anti-apartheid activist.

"The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement has made anti-Semitism fashionable again."

Oh... I see... BDS!

So that's what all this nonsense about anti-Semitism is about!

There's more Pyne whine, of course, but I think you've got the picture.

Anyway, the next time you hear about an 'anti-Semitic pogrom' at some Australian uni or other, keep in mind it's probably just a bunch of spotty Zionists doing their bit to distract other students from the appalling reality of Israeli apartheid and genocide. 

1 comment:

Hamish said...

Beatiful work. Viva BDS.