That article is deeply one-sided and reads like propaganda. I thought you were a more sophisticated reader than that. I hope you don’t also agree with the Holocaust denier comments to the article. The Holocaust deniers seem to have latched onto that article. They say you can tell what someone is like by the company they keep.
DBK, why must you automatically charge that critics of Israel are Holocaust deniers? Is Pfaff a Holocaust denier simply because he raised a question that Israeli policymakers continue to dodge? I keep company with reasonable people who raise obvious questions about injustice in the Middle East and elsewhere. Who do you hang out with?
Read the comments to the article that I cited. I stand behind every word I wrote. The COMMENTERS were Holocaust deniers. I have no idea what Pfaff is except a propagandist (that business about him simply asking a question is unadulterated nonsense), but I noted that he has attracted Holocaust deniers with his article. Was that so hard to understand that I had to explain it? My remarks about the company he keeps was probably too subtle (I was depending on Susie’s sophistication as a reader, which I mean with genuine respect, but didn’t make things explicit enough for less sophisticated readers), so I will explain it in greater detail: If you write propaganda, you will attract a certain type of audience. If you write propaganda about how awful Israel is, you will attract Holocaust deniers, anti-Semites, and people with axes to grind against Israel. A fair article that acknowledges the complexity of the situation and demonstrates an understanding of underlying issues and cause and effect won’t attract that sort of audience.
Now, I’ll respond to the most ridiculous remark in your comment. Saying I “automatically charge that critics of Israel are Holocaust deniers” is idiotic. You don’t know me, have probably never read a word I wrote before, and if you can cite some article or comment in which I accused anyone before today of being a Holocaust denier, then do it. Since I never have, it is idiotic to accuse me of “automatically” doing it. Put up or shut up. I’d want to see the citation.
Only a few of the comments on Pfaff’s article could arguably be placed in the Holocaust-denying category. And yet you pretend that all of the people who commented were Holocaust deniers. Apparently, your assumption is that all critics of Israeli policy toward the Palestinians automatically are deniers or propagandists, which is absurd.
“And yet you pretend that all of the people who commented were Holocaust deniers. Apparently, your assumption is that all critics of Israeli policy toward the Palestinians automatically are deniers or propagandists, which is absurd.”
I assume evryone else who reads here can see you are either so fucking stupid you don’t understand what you read or you are a deliberate liar. I wish there was another choice, but your own words condemn you.
I am SO tired of morons on the internet who try to lie to you when you can read all the statement for yourself and see they are liars or idiots. And I don’t ant to make this ambiguous. I am referring to “odd man out” when I use the terms “morons, idiots, liars”.