Friday, August 02, 2013

The Conspiracy Theory Hater 
that cannot resist a conspiracy theory:

Once again, the professor from California manifests how he cannot resist a conspiracy theory, as exemplified in this post. Read it and pay special attention to the brilliance of the mind that provides this advice and information:

Proposition #1:  I can't help but wonder why this self styled think tank set up by former Israeli intelligence officials would want such  access. 

Proposition # 2: Android usually alerts users if the updates have new security permissions (it won't auto update), and that's how I noticed it.

If the Mossad were interested in obtaining access to telephone numbers and such impossibly unobtainable information, don't you think someone in the Mossad would have known what the idiot who provides the "warning", and everyone else who checks in on the highly informative and useful  MEMRI, knows?  But then, AbuKhalil is not too discriminating about who he quotes on his blog. Stupidity is much welcome and commonplace there.

Once again I have to wonder: If the professor does not like conspiracy theories, why does he always offer his own blog and the credibility of his name as a bona fide academic  for all kinds of conspiracy theory nuts and without so much as a whisper that he disapproves of such ideas? It could either be that he secretly believes these theories and is too shy of pronouncing his inclinations boldly for the world to know, or, that he cannot resist a conspiracy theory that harms Israeli Jews (aka "Zionists" in Abukhalilean parlance).

Consider how he justifies his rejection of the historical mega-conspiracy theory of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion:

 "... any activist for Palestine who believes in, or who promotes, the trashy and fabricated and hateful Protocols of the Elders of Zion, should be expelled from the ranks.  Those, aside from their history, provide a free propaganda service to Zionists.  Our position should be categorical in their rejection.  Of course, they are a Western invention, not an Arab or Muslim one."

Note again the rationale:  Not the slander of an entire people, not the historical harm evinced by this infamous document, not the "warrant for genocide", but this:  Promoting the Protocols harms the Palestinian cause, and anyway it is a European fabrication, so why should it matter to Arabs?


At 3:39 AM EDT, Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

Let me see: Mossad needs an Android app to get the phone number of a professor? Wow... how modern.

At 12:28 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

for the next time you need a break from angry arabs...a comedy for Austen-only fans.


At 5:02 PM EDT, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

Wonderful! Thanks for the gift. How are you, K2K?

At 2:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missing you in comment threads, still my way of avoiding my reality, although finally read a new book: Dalrymple's "Return of a King", a rivetting new history of the First Anglo-Afghan War.

Have you been following the Austen portrait on the tenner banknote kerfluffle in the UK?

Hope you are enjoying the 200th anniversary year of "Pride and Prejudice".

I do visit here, even when no comment.


At 2:17 PM EDT, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

No, I haven't followed any Austen-related kerfuffle anywhere. I'm not terribly interested in all the marginalia on Austen. It's her work I'm interested in. It's like all those squabbles about Shakespeare's identity.

I'm quite fed up with the Internet even though I recently joined the Twitter thing but my heart is not in it.

At 9:01 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well then.
Hope you are enjoying your family, and other non-internet pursuits!

See you in another post.



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