August 3 2014


3 Responses to “Bandwagons”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    A reason to be careful is the revival of anti-Jewish antisemitism in western Europe.

  2. davidderrick Says:

    Glenn Greenwald:

    “‘There’s no question that the way that the American media covers this conflict is based on the principle that Israeli lives are just inherently more valuable than Palestinian lives,’ he told HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill in an interview Monday. ‘It takes probably 50 Palestinians being killed to get anywhere near the attention of, say, an elderly Israeli woman being frightened in her home and having some kind of a medical problem because of the trauma.’

    According to Greenwald, almost as many Palestinians have been killed as Americans on 9/11, and the media has remained ‘essentially calm about it.’

    ‘I think there’s a racist element to it. I think there’s an ethnocentric element to [the media coverage],’ he said. ‘There’s definitely an anti-Muslim strain that runs throughout how this coverage is conducted.’”

  3. davidderrick Says:

    My point here is that the criticism of Israel is justified, but there will still be an ugly bandwagon. As there has been against Islam.

    The resignation of Warsi (who is apparently not as talented as she thinks she is) is a sign of something to come: more indigenous Muslim pressure on the West’s foreign policy.

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