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Gilad Atzmon, David Duke and CiF.

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I use to read the Guardian, and even signed up to Comment is Free early on, but it soon became apparent that CiF was infested by extreme right-wing cranks.

These posters would invariably monopolise the comments box of any article on the Middle East, or relating to Jews, then fill it full of racist filth.

Months went by and the Guardian did nothing about that racism.

Latterly they introduced some half-hearted moderation, but CiF is still not a place for intellectual discussions or topical debates on current events, as a recent post showed.

David Toube recently posted a piece on the UAF and to illustrate one of his points he mentioned Gilad Atzmon’s racism:

“For years, the Socialist Workers party promoted and toured the self-described “ex-Jew” Gilad Atzmon. When SWP supporter and Childrens’ Laureate Michael Rosen criticised the party for giving a platform to a performer who, he argued, voiced racist and antisemitic ideas,”

No sooner was that point out of the bag than some posters in the comments box were denying Atzmon’s racism.

Silly me, I pointed them to Atzmon’s ludicrous comments concerning Jewish bankers as an illustration of his racism, but to no avail.

“Atzmon’s comments on the recent financial problems:

“Throughout the centuries, Jewish bankers bought for themselves some real reputations of backers and financers of wars [2] and even one communist revolution [3].”


[3] Jacob Schiff (the head of Kuhn, Loeb & Company) is credited with giving twenty million dollars to the Bolshevik revolution. A year after his death the Bolsheviks deposited over six hundred million rubles to Schiff’s banking firm Kuhn & Loeb. (New York Journal American 1949. February 3.)” “
[warning: some really nasty material and links there, use caution]

Then I remembered that I covered this previously at Harry’s Place and how it revealed that Atzmon was probably a secret reader of David Duke’s web site.

The key was Atzmon’s use of a footnote, [“New York Journal American 1949. February 3.“] It appeared a bit strange to me, so I threw it into Google, with quotes.

Oh, what a surprise, out pops the very same reference from David Duke’s web site.

David Duke 2 out of 7 links, one to my own post at HP, another to Soccer Dad, one Tony Greenstein, Atzmon’s original and an unrelated racist post at ISO Hunt.

Three of those links post-date Atzmon’s article, which means the pre-dated ones are Duke’s original filth (two lots), the ISO Hunt rubbish and Atzmon’s work.

All of which suggests to me that Gilad Atzmon picks up his reference material from David Duke’s web site, or some neo-Nazi sewer.

Still, the news that Atzmon is probably reading David Duke and looking for inspiration won’t come as any shock to those who follow his antics, or I suspect put people off at CiF from defending him.

Pity that ranting on about Jewish Bankers, revolutions, etc doesn’t even count as anti-Jewish racism on CiF? Would David Duke’s racist filth even turn heads at CiF?

I suppose not.

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23/02/2009 at 04:38

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