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Duke, Cushman and Delich – Silly and Counter-productive.

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Harry’s Place blog has been attacked, for publishing a true story about the shenanigans on the UCU activist list.

HP posted a fairly simple, factually accurate post on Jenna Delich and her incredibly stupid mistake of reading David Duke’s web site and posting a link to it.

As any competent antifascist would know David Duke is an ex-grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, had a love of dressing up like a Nazi and disseminates racist filth from his web site.

Strangely, rather than admit this mistake, apologise profusely and move on, Jenna Delich and her supporters chose to attack HP.

The attack on HP is extremely foolish for the obvious reasons that the post is factually accurate and attacking HP will draw more attention to the initial event.

Ultimately the attack on HP will be counter-productive, it will publicise the issue more and more, it won’t restrict the Internet, quite the opposite, HP will reappear in multiple places.

Whilst authoritarians and dictators throughout the world will want to try and restrict the Internet, censor it wherever possible, that won’t work, human ingenuity will prevail and so it is with the actions of a few peculiar UCU “activists”, they won’t succeed either.

Neither you, Mr. Cushman, Ms. Delich or other wannabe authoritarians will be able to restrict the Internet or blogs.

I’m asking other bloggers to consider the dangerous precedent set by Mr. Cushman and Ms. Delich. They attack a blog for publishing a factually accurate rendition of events, they manage temporarily to close down a blog, remember bloggers tomorrow it maybe you.

Support HP and publicise this peevish attack on them.

Written by modernityblog

26/08/2008 at 17:55

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Is Jenna an academic?

    As for the rest.. she herself does not deny linking to a White Supremacist site and (in her own words) she found the article she linked to “interesting” and “very powerful”. Some quotes from this interesting and powerful article:

    “the inhabitants of the Israeli town of Sderot who, as stated, have been making a lot of noise about their suffering from qassam rockets fired by the palestinian resistance.”

    “Could that ubiquitous “conspiracy theory” actually be closer to a conspiracy fact?”

    “Now, I know what you are thinking: Israeli politicians and military advisors don’t want their precious soldier back, that they want to use him as an excuse to kill more Palestinians and maybe wage war on Syria. Heck, you might even be thinking that the Israeli military and government actually knew that an attack of this nature was planned, and allowed it to happen. To which I can only say: eh…yep, that’s seems to be the measure of it, but please, be careful about using logic and critical thinking, it might get you in trouble.”

    “What I want you to ask yourself is what the details of this conflict, and the current escalation over the capture of Cpl. Gilad Shalit, say about the value that Israeli politicians assign to the lives of Palestinian civilians, simply as a people, and what, if any, parallels with events in Europe from 1939-1945 come to mind. ”




    26/08/2008 at 23:19

  2. hi Inna,

    depends how you define “academic” 🙂

    Ms. Delich seems to work at a local college, UCU membership includes a chunk of white collar staff, not University type professionals

    I think the issue is not her, or her education, it has moved on and on to the whole issue of how people are de-sensitised to racism by the constant stream of dodgy “anti-Zionism”, attacks on Israeli and Israel


    27/08/2008 at 00:04

  3. So maybe it’s the title of academic she’s objecting to, then? Maybe all HP needs to do is apologize for calling her such and all will be well….

    BTW: will you be the source of news on this or will the HP back-up site or Engage or….?




    27/08/2008 at 06:11

  4. Socialist Unity have a good supportive piece up, if you’ve missed it.

    Mark T

    27/08/2008 at 12:40

  5. Inna, maybe so, as for source of news, I am just doing my bit

    most people know that I post at HP, as it is an easy way to get information out.


    27/08/2008 at 13:49

  6. ‘…but please, be careful about using logic and critical thinking, it might get you in trouble’.

    ‘…and what, if any, parallels with events in Europe from 1939-1945 come to mind’.

    Is Delich from another planet?

    Do some people really believe that assuming the Israeli authorities wanted a soldier to be kidnapped…that this constitutes ‘critical thinking’?

    And parallels with WW2? Is she cracked or what?


    27/08/2008 at 20:58

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