Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Zionism is Nationalism is Racism

Interesting quote from Abe Foxman of the Anti-defamation league:

“Can you be anti-Zionist and not be an anti-Semite? Almost never. Unless you can prove to me you're against nationalism. If you're one of those unique individuals in this world that's opposed to American nationalism, French nationalism, Palestinian nationalism, then you can be opposed to Jewish nationalism. Is it racist? You bet it is. Every nationalism is racist. It sets its laws of citizenship, it sets its own capital... It sets its songs, it sets its values. It is, if you will, exclusive, and you can even call it racist. But if the only nationalism in the world that is racist is Jewish nationalism, then you're an anti-Semite.. I don't want to make any apologies for it.

This is interesting because the ADL's other reason for being is to prevent nationalism in America. Hence, this appears to be a hypocritical stance by Foxman.

Or, as a commenter said:

Now I expect him to quit pestering Vdare, American Renaissance, FAIR, and Kevin MacDonald. We're nationalists, okay? Just like you!

Think that will happen?


Monday, March 16, 2009

Interview with Charles Freeman

Here is an interview with NIC nominee Charles Freeman who was attacked for being anti-Israel and who then withdrew his candidacy. Many did step up to defend him, however, including Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Sullivan.