Friday, February 03, 2006

With friends like this...

This article: The Islamization of The Green Party, starts with a Nazi reference, twists the GPUS resolution calling for divestment from Israel into a call for the destruction of Israel and even stoops to name calling, labelling Green Party members as 'Freaks'. But that isn't the low point. It then quotes New York Green Lorna Salzman as saying "the US Green Party has given aid and comfort to both anti-Semites and terrorist organizations"

Many of the criticisms are easily dismissed. Other GPUS resolutions have decried the violence carried out in the name of Palestinian rights. The resolution passed overwhelmingly and its passing followed the same rules and by-laws all other resolutions were subject to. The majority of the piece is an attempt to imply guilt by association, a seemingly quite common method of discrediting those who dare to criticize Israel and its policies. You remember the Nazis, right?

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