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Loony Lefty Libels 3

A story in today’s Times (£) furnishes the third in my occasional series of Loony Lefty Libels. These are statements which fly in the face of reason, are presented nevertheless as rational and true by mainstream commentators and are likely to promote irrational hatred, prejudice or even violence. The victim in today’s example is an Edinburgh university law student, Robbie Travers. He is being accused of committing a “hate crime” by posting on social media, after the US Air Force dropped a “massive ordnance air bomb” on an Isis stronghold…

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The greater danger is on the left

So who’s more dangerous for the Jews right now, the far-left or the far-right? After the violence at Charlottesville over the neo-Nazi rally, widespread fury was directed at President Donald Trump who was thought to have said the two were equivalent (which in fact he didn’t do). I certainly don’t believe they are equivalent. The left is currently much more dangerous, not only to Jews but to the west in general. You may need to lie down after reading that. For the prevalent Jewish view is that only far-right whites…

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On the wrong side of America’s culture war

In America, four liberal rabbinic organizations have scrapped their participation in the annual conference call in which the president traditionally offers his greetings for the Jewish New Year. Their reason? President Donald Trump’s statements about the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville were “lacking in moral leadership and empathy for the victims of racial and religious hatred.” After that rally, which gave rise to a violent counterprotest and the murder of a young woman when a white supremacist driver plowed his car into a group of “antifa” (or anti-fascist) protesters, Trump provoked…

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Loony lefty libels 2

For the second item in my new series launched here, please join me in marvelling at what sociology professor Ken Storey of the University of Tampa tweeted on August 27 in the wake of the catastrophic flooding in Texas following Hurricane Harvey (h/t Liberty Unyielding): “I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realise the GOP doesn’t care about them”. The following day he deleted the tweet and substituted an apology of sorts: “I deeply regret a statement I…

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Loony Lefty Libels

I am starting an occasional feature called Loony Lefty Libels. You are welcome to send me published items you think I should include; please contact me through my FB page. The rules are simple: the item must not only fly in the face of reason but be presented as rational and true by a mainstream commentator; the item must be likely to promote irrational hatred, prejudice or even violence; the item must not be obscene or profane. The more Facebook “likes” an item generates, the greater will be the public…

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