“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

Walk Away.

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I had thought that my increasingly low opinion of the Stop the War Coalition could go no lower, but I was wrong.

For some inexplicable reason they are supporting Baroness Tonge:

Jenny Tonge has been dismissed from her post as health spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats because she suggested that Israel investigate charges which have been made regarding Israeli aid workers in Haiti. Petition…”

I would have thought that the political activists within the StWC would have enough sense to walk away from the Offal libel, but apparently not. They are encouraging people to support Baroness Tonge by signing a petition, as shown below:

“We, the undersigned, object to the dismissal of Baroness Jenny Tonge from her post as health spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats simply because she suggested that Israel investigate charges made against it.

The party’s action is a serious threat to the principles for which our country is known — democracy and free speech. Even more specifically, it makes a mockery of your party’s claim to “give power back to people.” Instead of encouraging openness and the search for truth no matter how uncomfortable the accusation or who is accused, you are demonstrating to your constituents that the powerful and the “status quo” will be protected.

The comment for which you are punishing Jenny Tonge merely illustrated her commitment to your party’s founding principles. An independent investigation would be the most ethical response to serious charges that Israel is continuing to practice an illegal act (organ theft) that it has already admitted to committing in earlier years.

By firing Baroness Tonge instead of backing her call for an investigation, or at least supporting her decision to do so, you make evident that the party only believes in the search for truth when powerful allies are not involved.

Please demonstrate that the Liberal Democrats are indeed — as your Web site states — “brave enough to make a fresh start.” Reverse your decision and reinstate Jenny Tonge.”

So hang on, the StWC want an investigation to be held on some idiotic claims that Israelis came half way around world to steal organs and not to help Haitians, as most people think.

What next? Will they call for an investigation as to whether or not Jews caused the Black Death or poisoned wells too?

Will the StWC campaign for an investigation to the truth of ritual murder? I hope that the StWC read up on the Damascus Affair before commenting.

Here’s a tip, StWC walk away from this racist filth, walk away.

(Hat tip: Ana Spencer)

Update 1: Just in case, here’s a screen shot of it:

StWC support Offal libel

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  1. The hat tip should really go to Harry’s Place, which is where I read it first.

    If anyone would like to sign the counter-petition the link is below.


    28/02/2010 at 23:52

  2. awful stuff … meanwhile, nobody talks any more about the at least dodgy intervention by some american religious fundamentalists who tried to smuggle children in a very “unbureaucratic way” out of Haiti


    01/03/2010 at 12:27

  3. Ach I wonder when she will seek a fresh inquest for William of Norwich

    jams O'Donnell

    01/03/2010 at 23:37

  4. Rumours are rife that Tonge has been engaged in ‘Ugandan Discussions ‘ with Galloway .I feel sure that there is nothing in this frankly appalling suggestion but nevertheless believe that it is in everyones best interest if Baroness Tonge allows for an independent investigation in order to maintain her fragrant virtue.


    03/03/2010 at 12:58

  5. Just to note that the Tonge thing is still up on the StWC site now, a fortnight later.


    11/03/2010 at 19:06

  6. shocking


    11/03/2010 at 21:07

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