I know: I know: at my age I should know better, despite my many years in the Labour movement and my emersion in politics for approx. 45 years I have walked wide eyed into a malevolent storm. Fundamentally this has happened because I took my eye off the ball: I never expected that the people who are attacking me in such a nasty and deceitful way would actually pay me any attention: I always figured that they had more significant targets to aim at. Because I have not had a great deal of contact with them I also underestimated their malice and their willingness to do and say anything to harm those whom they target: at the moment that is me and it has been absorbing to watch them at their vile trade: I’ve learned a lot. I refer of course to the orchestrated campaign by the right wing bullies who inhabit the world of pro Israeli Zionism at it's most vicious.
If anyone cares to look at the Zionist sites Harry’s Place or C i S you will see what I mean. Once they have made up their minds that you are the enemy: reason, fact and decency fly out of the window. Over the years I have dealt with pro Israel commentators: most of them try to argue with me but it usually doesn’t take long for them to descend into personal abuse and viciousness as they realize A/ that they are not winning and B/ that they can’t intimidate me: the difference this time is that it is now hundreds of them who are learning this lesson rather than dozens.
Since this blew up I have maintained that some people: I guess of course that it’s them have been sending anti Semitic comments in my name to Blog Sites and doing their best to damage me. The perpetrators it would appear are not the smartest conspirators around: they started sending dozens of bogus comments to these sites without realizing that I have been blogging for years and I don’t comment on other sites so: if someone is to believe this c**p they must first figure out why having never commented on other blogs over the years did I out of the blue start firing out dozens of highly provocative anti Semitic messages with my name and picture on them. I know this rather serious clanger won’t deter them but: it makes them look like folk who need both hands to find their own arses.
Notwithstanding the fact that I have a written apology from the Guardian Web who have removed all the grubby lies about me and one of the foremost Zionist sites implicated has written admitting that I was being impersonated and also passing me details which will assist in tracing the culprits, some of these buffoons are still clinging to the fiction that it was me sending the comments: Israel could be in trouble with helpers like this.
I have to say again here that no amount of reasoning or explaining will be adequate for these people: they support a pariah state which is guilty of systematic brutality and crimes against the Palestinians. They are trapped into defending an indefensible position and that makes them very bitter and angry: bitter and angry enough to lie and twist anything that is said or written against Israel: their argument is as fraudulent as it gets: sustained by the fundamental position of screeching anti Semite at every person who dares to condemn Israel and its crimes. I am in no doubt that the majority of people will comfortably see through their sham and see that this is one Palestinian supporter that they will not scare off. People know that being anti Israel is not the same as being anti Jew: they know that being pro Palestine is not being anti Jew. The real enemies of the Jews are still out there and I'm not one of them: I do fear though that the behaviour of Israel is giving succour to those who would persecute them given the chance: the real anti Semites and Jew haters are still with us and vigilance is required not vicious lies and side shows. No matter how loud they scream their lies: no matter how much they try to coerce, bully or smear there are more than enough people who will stand up to them and I’m one of them.