Occasional commenter Bryan Law requests that he be allowed to address various issues. The following is published unedited:
The Real Jeff S – “I wonder what our loving friends, Bryla and DJFQ, think of this union of ‘philosophies’. I have to wonder how much they enjoy rubbing elbows (even electronically) with nazis and racists.” #23 from “Friends” thread of 28 August.
I’ve never met a real Nazi Jeff, but I know that I’m not responsible for what they say or do on the internet, or in relation to any issue/campaign that I happen to be involved with. Unlike you, it seems, I trust people of all persuasions to be intelligent enough to figure out for themselves what’s going on, and to make their own judgements about what others say.
In relation to Camp Casey, I’m sure there’s quite a variety of views being expressed. Some I’ve read have been very unfortunate in the way they portray Israel, Zionism, and Judaism. Some of Cindy Sheehan’s comments are inflammatory and inaccurate. I do not condone those comments and,
were I present, I’d seek appropriate ways of challenging them.
However this is a side-bar issue. The key impact of Camp Casey remains its critique of the US failure in Iraq.
As for racists, well, they’re all around the place. One need only read the “Progress Measured” thread of 21 August on this blog to see virulent examples of anti-Aboriginal racism from the likes of Mr Magoo, ekw, Quentin George, and a whole bunch of others. Were I able to participate in the discussion I’d challenge those too.
Sortelli – “Remember, Bryla ACTUALLY DEFENDED the Holocaust deniers at the Adelaide Institute in his last romp through here. I wish that had surprised me”. #24 from “Friends” thread of 28 August.
This is the kind of material that is easy to expose by re-posting what I actually said, from “Axis of David” thread of 19 August, which was:
“ilibcc, It’s completely awful that the Adelaide Institute is under the control of Nazis.
If you forward me the information you have about their Nazi membership I’ll start lobbying to stop their insidious influence.
Er, you do have some factual material to base your assertions on don’t you, or is this just another WMD line of spin?”
I was banned immediately afterwards, and the only “evidence” presented was comments made by people posting to the discussion pages of the Institute’s blog. To say that means the Adelaide institute is controlled by Nazis would be similar to inferring from the comments here that Tim Blair is a bleeding heart leftie because I can find a few examples of such thinking on his blog.
Jeff S and Sortelli, IMHO you are cowards hiding behind bluster and deception. You’re very good at insulting people who can’t answer back. My guess is that you also kick cripples and steal from blind men’s cups.
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