Unfortunately the US site I linked to includes some inflammatory statements in relation to what a number of US sites perceive as a “Jewish conspiracy” and, in addition, included its own links to other sites which promote that view.
Despite the fact that I have in my time included links on this blog to any number of sites from the New York times to the DEC Congo appeal, the link to that US site has been used as evidence that I am an anti Semite. Furthermore, given my links to BNP supporting sites, this has also been used in an attempt to smear the BNP with anti Semitism.
In view of this I am posting links to both Haaretz and the Jerusalem Post which confirm the ADL / You Tube arrangement, and, as such show that the claim I made is not some anti Jewish propaganda. However, it is interesting that it is only the Jewish press and the far right US media which has referred to this link, certainly I can find no mention of it in the mainstream media apart from this press release. (hat tip Bartholomew's notes)
Both Haaretz and the Jerusalem press appear to see this development in a very positive light. However, for anyone who believes in free speech it is more very troubling evidence of attempts to castrate and silence uncomfortable commentary on the internet.
I take the view that efforts to censor so called “Hate speech” are merely cynical attempts to stifle free speech, because it is inevitably the self appointed censors who determine what constitutes “hate speech” and equally importantly what does not, or, at least, who is entitled to use it with impunity and who is not.
The use of the term hate speech, like the multi purpose “R” words “racist” and “racism” are nothing more that political devices designed to intimidate people and silence any opposition to very political aims.
As I have stated here before I, for one, am no longer prepared to be bullied by such words.
However, I would also like to make my position with regard to the “Jewish issue” very clear.
As with any group which has an almost total monopoly on the sources of public information, I am concerned at the significant dominance of the news and entertainment media by what might be called the “Jewish lobby”. Especially as the media is so dishonest, so biased and so quick to censor anything which does not promote their agenda.
However, I attribute this less to a “Jewish conspiracy” than I do to a politically correct, multiculturalist conspiracy.
With regard to the Holocaust, I have not studied the subject sufficiently to question it, and certainly accept that very many Jews died in Concentration Camps during World War II. However, I consider that laws in countries such as Germany, Austria and Canada which criminalise Holocaust denial or “revisionism” are an abomination, and are effectively criminalising thought.
Also, as I think most people would accept, a significant number of Holocaust survivor testimonies challenge credibility and give substance to the claim that to be a good liar, one should never have too vivid an imagination. Hence there are legitimate questions to ask, even if you accept the basic historical facts. No fact is beyond questioning, and we should never stop questioning, provided we accept, whatever happened must never happen again.
As to the state of Israel, it is a sovereign state with a right to exist and to defend its citizens. Current events in Gaza are very distressing, but I really do not see what else Israel could do given the provocation they face.
Israel is under threat from Islam far more even than we are, and Islam is a far greater threat to all of us than is any so called “Zionist Conspiracy”.
I hope that makes my position on the subject clear.