Saturday, April 18, 2015
An old video but still catchy and true and it is important to keep Greens voters aware that there is a real issue with this party that can't be shrugged off with a few glib, comfortable, self indulgent furphies about "Palestinians" and "Settlers" as if this was a 1940's Western full of Cowboys and Indians.
And the bit players.
This video is about four years old. Since then we've had Libya, Iraq and Syria. Tunisia, Iran, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Yemen. Gaza. Lebanon, Sudan, Darfur and Nigeria. Again and again . Round after round. Missiles, attack tunnels and terrorism. War, murder, kidnapping and genocide.
It can't all be Israel's fault. It is anti-Arab racism to say it is.
It is also appropriate right now because the British branch of the Greens franchise has just declared as policy the cancellation of EU trade arrangements with Israel. Cool. Lift the sanctions on Iran. No racism there.
Take any opportunity to confront Australians with what this is about. A charge of racism is a serious one. It should cause some reflection especially when it comes from people with good cause to know what they are talking about.
We know that leftists throw allegations of racism around like confetti but that is because of the type of people they are. Loose allegations of racism are contemptible.
No need for the rest of us to deprave the standard. On the contrary it is more reason than ever to confront those who project their easy, lazy, bigotry on to the rest of us.
Who do the Greens side with in those old black and white films of theirs? Who do they hate. The Cowboys or the Indians? The Blacks, the Mexicans, the Chinese or the Jews?
It doesn't really matter. Like the old Westerns this is racist to all. It is equal opportunity racism, perhaps the Greens most celebrated and jealously guarded achievement. Their highest value. Back to the forties.
This is because they are progressives.
Hat tip Daphne Anson .