Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Cognitive dissonance

is one symptom of the garbled thinking and shaky ethics of Rococo-Leftism. What could be more illustrative of this break between claim and fact than this picture which appeared here.

The article starts, promisingly enough with this introductory fanfare:

What happens to a group like the ADL or any other hate group associated with the infamous Lobby when there is no one left to hate? Think about it.... groups whose sole existence is based on the destruction of any group or individual they label as an enemy.... what happens when the 'enemy' is gone? What would a professional hate monger like Abe Foxman do to continue collecting his salary?

Having established the inevitable Jew-baiting classical trope of the money-grubbing Jewish leader, later on, the article provides the following information:

"The Anti-Defamation League is urging the president of a Minnesota university to invite Archbishop Desmond Tutu to speak just days after it was revealed that he had been disinvited because of fears he might offend Jews...."Tutu has certainly been an outspoken, sometimes very harsh critic of Israel and Israeli policies, and has sometimes also used examples which may cross the line," said Abraham Foxman, the ADL's national director. But, he added, Tutu "certainly is not an anti-Semite and should not be so characterized and therefore refused a platform."

I would suggest that the latter paragraph sort of ... contradicts the claims made in the introductory paragraph, yet the entire insalata is marketed under the appetizing title: JEWISH HATE GROUPS ARE CHANGING TACTICS. In other words, beware of Jews when they mind antisemitic speakers, but be doubly on your guard when they don't mind an antisemitic speaker. There is a double message here, a dark intent, and the reader would be well advised to follow the money... or whatever....


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