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pellegrina
Feb. 24th, 2011 07:21 am (UTC)
The Green Party link does not surprise me. When I was still in Oxford I remember approaching a Green Party stall with interest, only to find a lot of talk about native soil and people who "belonged" here that would have been better suited to the BNP. As a result despite having a lot of sympathy for the Green Party position on a number of issues, I've never felt I would vote for them (if I could vote at all, of course).
philmophlegm
Feb. 24th, 2011 09:05 am (UTC)
Interesting. Sad and shameful, but interesting.
the_marquis
Feb. 24th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
I found it a worrying read, but the comments are ... well a bit special, I think the key one is this though "Reading this thread confirms my belief that the left are bonkers" because the more lefty commentators with their shall we say use of studiously specialised language did leave me scratching my head and thinking wtf?
parrot_knight
Feb. 24th, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
Not a surprise either. I've been told that the Soil Association don't like their origins in the British Union of Fascists being probed (though I haven't investigated them myself).
philmophlegm
Feb. 24th, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
Not a connection I was aware of...
lil_shepherd
Feb. 24th, 2011 09:28 am (UTC)
I see there is the old lie about how criticising Israel makes you automatically anti-Semitic ... which is odd, as some of the people I know who are most critical of Israel's attitude to the Palestinians are Jewish.

No, I am not a member of the Green party. Or any political party, come to that.
philmophlegm
Feb. 24th, 2011 01:27 pm (UTC)
It's sort of a lie in that you should be able to disagree with the policies of a government without being thought of as racist against the inhabitants of that country. On the other hand in the specific case of Israel, criticism of Israeli policies towards Palestine and the existence of the state of Israel does seem to be a mask for anti-semitism in some cases.
lil_shepherd
Feb. 24th, 2011 02:38 pm (UTC)
The operative words here being, "in some cases." It is, however, the first accusation to appear when Israeli is criticised in any way.

More to the point, being opposed to Israel, for whatever reason, is not evidence of anti-Semitism, though it may actually conceal it.
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