"...the only secure basis for oligarchy is collectivism." 1984, by George Orwell
October 12, 2005
Phillips on the Beeb
Melanie Phillips has a piece in her diary about the program described below.
It started neutrally enough, by describing the work of the CST in providing protection for the community and collating statistics about anti-Jewish incidents, and interviewed some Jews about attacks. But then it set out to demonstrate that the CST had exaggerated this problem by inflating its statistics. It produced no evidence to support this smear, merely assertions, and it was careful — with one notable exception — to use Jews to do so. One was Tony Lerman, whose undoubted knowledge of Jewish sociology has been vitiated in recent years by his conviction that there has been no increase in anti-Jewish feeling in this country and that anyone who says there has is merely trying to sanitise the crimes of Ariel Sharon. The other was a rabbi called Gluck who was involved in Jewish-Muslim dialogue and -- surprise surprise -- saw no evidence of anti-Jewish feeling whatsoever. These two individuals are utterly unrepresentative of the mainstream Jewish community.
Read it all.
Posted by Matt at October 12, 2005 12:07 AM
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1 comments, newest by LC Mamapajamas
The description that Melanie wrote of the program she participated in is frightening. 1936, anyone?