My post equating anti-semitism with anti-Israel rhetoric was linked to the following thread: 'Revelations Exposing Possible NeoCon Boards. Trolling and Infiltration.
Rememberearth says in her post: (my comments are in red)
more and more (I think she's referring to *gasp*conservatives, and our perceived increasing ranks)
To criticize Israel and their policies, you're automatically labeled anti-semitic.Here's from a republican blog; http://republicaninthearts.blogspot.com/2006/12/anti-israel-equals-anti-semitic.html
and here's an article from the LRB; http://www.lrb.co.uk/v25/n16/butl02_.htmlso here's the thing, if we disagree with policies of a country, its ridiculous that we are labeled bigots, bottom line. The whole spin is disgusting to say the least, and reflects the same bs rhetoric of being "un american" just because we disagree with the president. in closing, I'm sick of it. Sick of being labeled because I have an opinion. (And you're not labeling *me* for having an opinion? Am I not allowed to have opinions, whereas you are?)
It appears that Miss Democrat thang spent a lot of time searching for republicans posting on anti-semitism issues, because I googled as she did: "anti-semit"
19) This is a board for Democrats! If a member is a troll, they will be banned immediately, and their email address and IP number will be posted on the website! (I'm guessing my IP addy was forwarded to the Admin and that was why I was rejected) A troll is defined as someone who signs up to insult members, disrupt the board, or attempt to recruit to organizations outside of the Democratic Party. (Which is totally within their rights, but seems a little odd and paranoid to me. What
about those of us who have no intention of doing the above, who would genuinely like to engage in a civil exchange of ideas? And posting someone's IP address, what does this accomplish? I find that very mean-spirited.)
1) Do not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, racist, hateful, threatening, or that violate any laws. Please use good judgment when choosing user names, avatars, or images to post, and do not attempt to bypass the word filter. It is there for a reason. Inappropriate content will be removed without notice, including, but not limited to: any and all bigotry regarding race, gender, geographic location, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, religion, and political party affiliation. (I find this one even more interesting, considering there were a slew of very disparaging, hateful comments about Republican individuals or at least, people they think are covert Republicans etc.)
This is not your typical political forum. We are proud of the fact that
despite of our growing numbers, we continue to remain extremely friendly to both new members and regular visitors, guests and lurkers. (Not *that* friendly if you HAVE to be a Democrat, and unable to post unless you are. But, it's their sandbox so they are entitled to pick and choose their playmates, but please don't claim you are *extremely* friendly when you are being anything but inclusive.)
And I still contend that those who are virulently anti-Israel, if they really search deep within themselves, will find they are anti-semitic. Anti-semitism is alive and well and exists everywhere. A blogger on this site posted a short list of just some of the anti-semitic acts perpetrated on Jews in 2006. The list is very long.
I actually find all this cloak and dagger, paranoid thinking rather amusing. One person on Democratic Warriors posted on this same thread: "Liberal Democrats that happen to be Jewish have fallen into the trap. Or are they neo-con infiltrators...." Stated with total seriousness. What I find sad is that their excessive anger and yes, hatred, of all things conservative (even those of us who happen to be moderate) clouds their thinking (as I have oft repeated) and their ability to be civil. I may call someone an idiot but I have never heaped any other derogatory epithets on the Democrat Party, whereas the following are liberally used
As for "Remeberearth": "The Lady doth protest too much, methinks." Wm Shakespeare's Hamlet