Watching the Untrusted Implode II

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After the storm, Peveril Point, Swanage, Dorset, England

I’ve posted Photographs 30  –  all of which have been displayed on the front page recently and are now all together for those who might have missed them first time round. 

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There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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Welcome to The Real Untrusted

for a brief introduction to this site – read here

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Why I am voting Leave the EU is now here

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End of You Tell Us – 28 January 2015

“Today is the last ideas thread. From tomorrow, we won’t be running these threads any more. We still really want your ideas for articles, but we think the best way to do that will be to have a dedicated email address for people to send in suggestions. That is being set up asap. The editor of Cif, Kira Cochrane, will be running a talking shop tomorrow to explain more, but when this thread closes tomorrow there won’t be a new one. I know this will be upsetting for some, but please bear with us while we make some new changes to the site.”

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 Today’s Music

Theo Travis’ Double Talk – Everything I Feared (Live 2015)

The Matthew Herbert Big Band – Café De Flore

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In the beginning……….. How the CiF rebels turned hypocrisy into an art form-  is now elsewhere  – making comments posted here easier to access – I hope.

Guardian censors warnings by the late Jo Cox about antisemitism in the Labour Party

Guardian censors warnings by the late Jo Cox about antisemitism in the Labour Party

On 3 November the Guardian published an article by Joris Luyendijk – In Brexit Britain, being a foreigner marks me out as evil.

The article ended:

Usually a piece like this concludes with a sanctimonious warning of what history tells us xenophobic incitement ultimately leads to. But we are well past that. Jo Cox is dead. Hate crime figures have soared.

The implication throughout the article is that it was those who voted to leave the EU who were guilty of race and religious hate crimes.

The following post about the last interview Jo Cox gave to the Independent was deleted by the moderators:

Had you researched a little more about what the late Jo Cox has said, you might have come to a different conclusion about where at least some of the blame lies for what you see as faults in the UK’s society.

Jo Cox received sexist comments and remarks about her appearance on social media after criticising Mr Corbyn, said: “We have got to be able to have debates that do not descend into vile attacks or abuse. It should be OK for people to put their head above the parapet in the Labour Party in a fair and moderate way without being mowed down for that. There are definitely misogynistic trends and themes, an aggressive, patronising and slightly sexist tone to some of the messages I get.”

She defended Laura Kuenssberg, the BBC’s Political Editor, who was the victim of sexist abuse after an online petition called for her to be sacked over her reports on last week’s election results. “She did a good job. This is offensive. There is a strand of people involved in the Labour movement who go way too far in attacking anyone who has a different view to them,” she said.

She argued that Ken Livingstone, who has been suspended by Labour after suggesting that Hitler was a Zionist, should be expelled permanently. She said: “I think it is time for Ken to leave the party. It would be very difficult for members to accept him back after what he said.

Jo Cox was passionately in favour of the UK remaining in the European Union.

And just to show what a pathetic, vindictive individual Joris Luyendijk is, here he is back in July also writing in the Guardian:

When the EU starts negotiating the terms of its divorce from the UK it must aim to inflict maximum political and economic damage. Financial powers should be repatriated from London and it must become nearly impossible for Asian, US or African multinationals to continue to have their EU headquarters in the UK. Universities, companies and cities must receive generous help to attract the best minds from their UK rivals, for instance by offering EU passports. There are many more blows the EU can deliver to make sure the UK faces a dark decade of economic stagnation and political isolation. Ideally, its economy should not get back to its pre-referendum size before, say, 2030.        (my emphasis)

 

Shami Chakrabarti Enquiry Condemns Labour Party members AT42 and BuddhistBarrister BeautifulBurnout. Corbyn finally admits to supporting Antisemitic Hamas.

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Oradour, where 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a Nazi Waffen-SS company.

Shami Chakrabarti Enquiry Condemns AT42 and BuddhistBarrister BeautifulBurnout. Corbyn finally admits to supporting Antisemitic Hamas

During his appearance before the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, under questioning by Keith Vaz about rising antisemitism in Britain, at long last Jeremy Corbyn, the UK’s Prime Minister in waiting, agreed that the charter of Hamas, the leaders of which he’s described as his friend and in whose support he has marched and spoken for over many years, is antisemitic. Small wonder his supporters feel so free to express their racist opinions so openly.

Shami Chakrabarti writes:

“I have heard too many Jewish voices express concern that antisemitism has not been taken seriously enough in the Labour Party and broader Left for some years”

“In day-to-day political debate, it is always incendiary to compare the actions of Jewish people or institutions anywhere in the world to those of Hitler or the Nazis or to the perpetration of the Holocaust. Indeed such remarks can only be intended to be incendiary rather than persuasive.

Why?

Because the Shoah is still in people’s living family experience and because, if every human rights atrocity is described as a Holocaust, Hitler’s attempted obliteration of the Jewish people is diminished or de-recognised in our history as is the history of a global minority that has had cause to feel, at worst, persecuted and, at best, vulnerable for thousands of years.

I recommend that Labour members resist the use of Hitler, Nazi and Holocaust metaphors, distortions and comparisons in debates about Israel-Palestine in particular.

I further recommend that excuse for, denial, approval or minimisation of the Holocaust and attempts to blur responsibility for it, have no place in the Labour Party.”

AT42 is a long time member of the Labour Party.  BuddhistBarrister BeautifulBurnout,  recently announced she is an assistant coordinator of her local Labour Party. Both are also regular contributors to The Guardian and a leftish / populist blog called The Untrusted.

Both have publicised their support for Ken Livingstone’s claim that Hitler supported Zionism and stated that his remarks were not antisemitic.

BuddhistBarrister BeautifulBurnout posts on both the Guardian’s Comment is Free and the Untrusted site as CalamityJane123 and BeautifullyBurntout, posted on 29 April conflating Zionism and Jewishness:

Now, can someone please tell me why Ken Livingstone saying that Hitler supported Zionism is anti-semitic? It’s true. He did. For his own evil nefarious ends, admittedly, but he supported the Zionists’ desire to create an Israeli state.

Unless, of course, telling truths that are uncomfortable for Zionists makes you a Jew-hater….

And again on 30 May 2016 following Nick Cohen’s article in the Guardian:

Yes, I saw that on Facebook, Anne. Cohen is becoming a parody of himself on the Graun/Observer (not open for comments), and the Graun has put up a ridiculous opinion piece that grudgingly accepts that there was a “twisted” truth in what Ken said, while failing abjectly to address any of the stuff about Lehi/The Stern Gang and their support of Nazi Germany as a way of removing the British protectorate.

Ho hum. And these gits, quite rightly, would scream the place down if John Irving was given space to spout his revisionist bollocks while simultaneously revising WW2 history themselves.

I am sick of this nonsense now.”

AT42, a former teacher responded on 30 May 2016:

“Livingston (sic) was right!”

BuddhistBarrister BeautifulBurnout also has a history of holocaust denial and denigration.

In July 2013, the Guardian ran an article about the Government’s two vans carrying its message about illegal immigration. The article attracted a lengthy discussion among readers, one of whom SonsOfOwainGlyndwr posted the following:

Well at least one positive will come of all this, unemployment may well decrease by a few thousand in the construction industry as concentration camps and attendant gas chambers and ovens are built to irradiate once and for all the ‘illegal immigrant problem in this nation.

I think they have a word for it, namely, the Final Solution.”

And later:

I am no lover of Zionism – and the appalling treatment handed out to Palestinians and others of Arab descent – little better than the NAZIS themselves in my humble opinion, an opinion held by numerous Jewish academics and non-Jews alike.

About which CalamityJane123 responded to and congratulated SonsOfOwainGlyndwr with:

“Well said, sir.”

Here she is on 18 May 2013.

Tomorrow will be the 104th (!) birthday of Nicholas Winton, who arranged for hundreds of Jewish children to be brought into the UK at a time when our government was operating bloody quotas of how many we would take! He was only allowed to bring more than the “quota” in if he could find sponsoring foster families for them, so they wouldn’t be a burden on the state.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

The idea that Britain in 2013 was in any way comparable to what was happening to Jews in Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia is a deliberate and calculated insult to Holocaust victims and another example of her Jew baiting.

While Mr Livingstone limited his accusations to the State of Israel, BuddhistBarrister BeautifulBurnout considers the actions of those military personnel who support NATO policy to be equivalent to the very worst atrocities of Nazi occupying forces. (Referring to the French town of Oradour).

You talk about “well known Nazi atrocities”. The sort of thing I am talking about is the casual cruelty of an occupying force, as happened month in month out in small towns and villages throughout France, from the accounts I have heard.

The same way they happen month in month out in small towns and villages in Afghanistan.

This attracted the following condemnation:

In Oradour the Nazis rounded up the population and seperated the men from the women and children.The men were executed and the women and children were herded into the village church which was set on fire and all burned to death bar one woman who managed to escape.The Western Forces in Afghanistan have been responsible for a number of civilian deaths as a result of bombing the wrong targets but do you really believe that is the same as the Nazi massacre in Oradour?

I see so what you’re saying is that Nato forces who bomb the wrong target in Afghanistan resulting in innocent civilians being killed are the same as the Nazi forces who as a result of also making a mistake drove into Oradour-Sur-Glane, rounded up every single man ,woman and child,executed the men by firing squad and burnt almost all the women and children to death in the church they had herded them into and then set alight. All i can say is I profoundly disagree with you both.”

“I should have added that you have to see what the Nazis did in Oradour in the context of the appalling cruelty they subjected people all over Europe too. Whatever mistakes the Nato forces have been guilty of in Afghanistan they cannot be compared to the Nazis and to suggest they are shows that you both clearly don’t grasp just how barbaric the Nazis really were.”

Today, almost following in BuddhistBarrister BeautifulBurnout’s footsteps her Labour Party leader in similar fashion, was comparing the State of Israel, not with any other of the world’s democracies, but with the barbaric genocidal thugs of Islamic State.

Watching The Untrusted Implode – I

Welcome to The Real Untrusted

for a brief introduction to this site – read here

This post allows visitors to access the first pages of comments made since I set up the site in April 2012, until May 2016 when the number of comments exceeded the WordPress limit. More recent comments can be viewed and added to at Watching The Untrusted Implode – II

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There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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