On the Rabble.ca “What’s Up” page – generally a listing of upcoming stupid leftist events we find this little item.
David Solway Book Event
When: Sunday, 3 June 2007 (1 – 3 PM)
Where: Bibliophile 5519 Queen Mary Montreal QC
Contact: Bibliophiletel: 514-486-7369
Join Bibliophile as Montreal writer David Solway reads from his new book, The Big Lie: On Terror, Antisemitism and Identity. The Big Lie is at once a compelling analysis of our present situation and a stirring call to all of us to reconsider the concepts through which we react to the world. David Solway is the award-winning author of over twenty-five books of poetry, criticism, educational theory, and travel. Don’t miss the chance to hear what he has to say on the relation between terror and antisemitism.
I love it, the wording is so general that the idiots at Rabble have no idea that this is not your typical “Leftist Screed”. David Solway has written a book detailing how his worldview was irrevocably altered by the events of 9/11 – it is in essence a tale of his turning away from the received wisdom of his former leftist beliefs. Not for a minute do I believe Rabble.ca has “come around” to a balanced way of thinking, its chat forum (Babble)remains home to many who mask their anti-semitism behind their allegedly “progressive anti-zionism”
David Warren has written a terrific piece on Solway’s book here. Here is an excerpt from Warren’s piece.
The larger truth he serves is the realization that we will get nowhere against the psychopathic, Islamist enemies of our civilization so long as we allow them to thrive parasitically on our own vacuous and craven left-liberalism — parrying each new threat against us with evasion, conciliation, sophistry, and equivocation. (And on a point of honour both Christian and Jewish, the existence of Israel within defensible borders is non-negotiable.)
Gee “Vacuous & Craven Left-Liberalism” that sounds just like the folks at Rabble.ca! Check out this thread: Topic: Boycotting Israel: Moral Masturbation where a Ha’aretz article of the thread title name is discussed. Watch how babblers attack the messenger and do their best to minimize, deny and otherwise obscure the articles message. Sample:
“No matter that in boycotting all Israeli academics on the basis of their being Israelis, the measure is patently racist, a grotesque reprise of the history of curbing academic freedom.”
This one quoted line seems to show what a pile of absolute GARBAGE the entire article (and the sentiment behind it) seems to be…
Isn’t this the “Irrational News and Politics” Forum?
Vacuous & Craven, yup that’s www.rabble.ca/babble!