October 21, 2007

....but don't call him a nazi whatever you do

Who him? Who do you think? The Socialist Workers Party's favourite antisemite of course. The man whose playing is so lucrative for the SWP he can doctor the writings of the their friends to "prove" that they are zionists. I'm referring of course to the litigious saxophonist, Gilad Atzmon. Read this article here and then consider whether it's appropriate to juxtapose Atzmon with other, ahem, "non-bourgeois nationalists." Roland Rance and Tony Greenstein came close to calling Atzmon a holocaust denier once upon a time. How wrong they were, as they acknowledge, how horribly wrong.
the Jewish state and the sons of Israel are at least as unpopular in the Middle East as their grandparents were in Europe just six decades ago. Seemingly, it is the personification of WW2 and the Holocaust that blinded the Israelis and their supporters from internalising the real meaning of the conditions and the events that led towards their destruction in the first place.
This isn't holocaust denial, it's holocaust justification. And from the SWP's saxophonist of choice.

If I was Sue Blackwell I'd be asking for a refund of whatever she had to pay Atzmon's "favourite charity" to have him let her get on with her work against zionism in relative freedom from harassment by way of the UK's ludicrously plaintiff friendly libel laws. But read the indy piece in full and look out for any explanation of what he really meant to say.

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