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Posts Tagged ‘Antisemitic Myths

One For Aficionados.

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Some sage once remarked that it was both time consuming and intellectually tiring when you have to explain the nature of antisemitic myths, time after time.

The CST’s latest post American Nazi “Prophecy” and Dr Daud Abdullah: Deja Vu? reminded me of the “Franklin prophecy” which I ran across years and years back.

Like many other twisted pieces of antisemitism it sticks in the mind.

Why, I can’t say, as I tend to forget even elementary facts nowadays and I have a short-term memory that a Goldfish would be proud of, or supposedly so.

Yet along with all of the nonsense concerning the Federal Reserve, I do remember the “Franklin prophecy”, as a nasty fake, a piece of antisemitic propaganda. Peculiar how the mind works?

But what is surprising is that it still in usage nowadays, read more at the CST.

The Drip Drip Of Conspiracy Theories.

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There has long been an argument that the drip drip of antagonism towards Israelis which is prevalent in the British media class and the intelligentsia would poison the political climate and make racism towards Jews more acceptable.

It is a contentious argument no doubt, but the evidence of how a Morning Star reviewer could write such a glowing review of a book, a conspiratorial book written by neo-Nazi is all the more surprising, and gives some credence to that argument.

A few minutes research into the nature of the book’s publisher, Progressive Press, would have sounded alarm bells to any competent antifascist, or anyone literate.

Still, worse was the seeming unfamiliarity with Nick Kollerstrom, a well-known holocaust denier.

Leaving aside the obvious ignorance on the part of Geoff Simons, I wondered if there was another reason that he was so accepting of Kollerstrom’s dubious arguments.

Now bear in mind that what unites Progressive Press, some of its authors, Kollerstrom and Hallett, etc is an obvious paranoia and a belief in antisemitic conspiracy theories, as seen in the publishers’ web pages.

But I couldn’t believe that a Morning Star contributor would have those hang ups, that was until I saw the following article by the same Geoff Simons.

It is full of inflammatory language, distorted history and a stock of dubious quotes, rather similar to those normally found on Far Right web sites.

Now I can see why Geoff Simons liked Kollerstrom’s book.

Update 1:
Rachel from North London dealt with Kollerstrom in 2008.

Update 2:
I am getting some spam from Jew hating nutbars, so I would like to refer them to my moderation policy.

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05/08/2009 at 00:57