Sunday, 13 April 2014

Bigotry and Racism?

In a quite extraordinary outburst this author outs himself on the topic if Israel and Palestine.

the key sentence is thus. Note what  the author does not say
'Simply astonishing that some people think that Jews, uniquely in the world, shouldn’t be free to live where they choose. '
Note the author does not say there are any disputed territories at all. One can only conclude he believes that it is all Jewish territory moreover only Jews should live there.
It is just unlucky if you are an Arab- Israeli or a Palestinian.

Bigotry is defined thus 'stubborn and complete intolerance of any creedbelief, or opinion that differs from one's own.'
Hence we can conclude the Author is clearly and apologetically a bigot.

Racism is defined thus
'a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural  or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the   right to rule others.'

I do not think the Author should be given the benefit of the doubt given his history nor his unwillingness to intervene when clearly such comments are made by others here thus the Author is clearly a racist.

No wonder he wants the RDA changed !