I know it's likely futile but this blog's public relations director, spokesman and all round public face and good guy, Che Gorilla, is attempting registration under user name geoffff to comment at Mondoweiss the US based blog of antizionist leftist Philip Weiss and associates that likes to play the Jew card big time.
"Mondoweiss is a news website devoted to covering American foreign policy in the Middle East, chiefly from a progressive Jewish perspective."
Cool. That's exactly what the world needs. A progressive Jewish perspective. We've never seen one of those before.
I've never been to young Phil's blog although I've heard of it. A bit like young Antony's blog over here but with more money to splash around. I get it now. More mouths to feed.
The first post that caught my eye was this one.
The conversion of Joel Kovel (Part 1)
Wow. I just love a good yarn about a Jew finding Jesus in a Church of England in Harlem on Passover on American Independence Day. Something like that anyway. You gotta admit you don't see that often. It's worth a picture.
Kovel (r) just before baptism by the Rev Earl Kooperkamp, photo credit Peter Halleck
Like every other life form on the planet within twelve thousand kilometres, Che Gorilla had never heard of Kovel until taking a sniff at Mondoweiss just now and now that the Gorilla's nostrils have had a twitch or two takes Kovel seriously not at all. Gone like a pebble in a bottomless inland spring.
Kovel is funny. "Eco-Socialist" ?. Please. Give this poor old silverback a break.
Still cool though. Not because "the question of conversion is so fascinating" either because it isn't really unless you are already converted.
It's because the extremist mind is fascinating and a little scary and in that regard Kovel has undertaken no conversion at all and here is why in his own words.
I came from a good sized family. Each parent had four siblings, and there were many people from the old country, but I can guarantee you that the only one I truly loved was my Aunt Betty, and I knew she loved me. She was my father’s youngest sibling, and the model of a liberated woman. She went out and founded a business, and she was written up in the papers, a Jewish woman going into the world. She had a visiting nurses service, her own little firm, and she had a son of her own who is now deceased. And she and I were really close. I loved to be around her, she was very funny, and a model of all the strong women I’ve been drawn to in life.
Sometimes you can't believe what you read.. What a terrible story. Dear me. What a nasty spiteful family our "something of a public intellectual" has sprung. .
Here is his story. He's the favourite son of an affluent Brooklyn family and a Yale brat down for the funeral of a favourite aunt who died tragically.. Up until then his only adverse experience with religion had been a cranky old ratbag rabbi who didn't like Jesus. Just the one?
I should have thought that was pretty good. Wouldn't you?
This is Brooklyn in about 1954 for crying out loud. .
Let's put it to the secularists for a vote.
It could have been easily much worse.
What would he have preferred? A wave of priests and nuns much closer and common in his life and who loved Jesus for sure but probably hated Jews almost as much and said so and probably hated you as well.and certainly acted as they did often in the most abominable ways.
This is New York 1954 almost immediately before Che Gorilla's most recent reincarnation by extraordinary co incidence. Think Ireland. Think Brittan where appropriately the Anglican brand was dominant. Think Australia.
This now is known. We have all heard it from the survivors.
What is his point?
The Joel Kovel point in his own words :