« Barnes & Orwell | Main | Boiler Bum »

12 March 2009

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341cac7d53ef0112796499c628a4

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference I Understand:

Comments

Frank

Well said. I note also that the most vicious attacks on Jews came from the leftist origins, supporters, and leadership of Hitler and Stalin. Leftists seem to claim the moral high ground as if by right, yet their history is appalling.

Bialik

A really good post.

Brigada Flores Magon

And yet Rudolf Rocker, the German gentile producer of most of the anarchist Yiddish press in pre-1914 London, doesn't fit at all into the first comment. Terrible when truth gets in the way of right-wing foam-fleckery.

Jacob

Here is my response to Brigada's support of left wing antisemitism, ( I posted this on zblog earlier today):

Loach’s comments were nothing less than a call to violent attacks on Jews. I hope that any victim of antisemitic violence in Europe sues him for instigating violence against Jews. I would compare his comments to the way antisemites like Pound in the 30’s used to excuse violence against Jews by blaming Jewish bankers for the economic miseries of “the people”

In any case, Ken Loach and other like minded Marxist antisemites are stupid because by their logic no person and no government should be blamed for red baiting. In fact it’s the Marxist themselves who are to blame for anti communists from Franco to Pinochet since Marxists governments all over the world had killed millions of people.


Jacob

Loach’s comments were nothing less than a call to violent attacks on Jews. I hope that any victim of antisemitic violence in Europe sues him for instigating violence against Jews. I would compare his comments to the way antisemites like Pound in the 30’s used to excuse violence against Jews by blaming Jewish bankers for the economic miseries of “the people”

In any case, Ken Loach and other like minded Marxist antisemites are stupid because by their logic no person and no government should be blamed for red baiting. In fact it’s the Marxist themselves who are to blame for anti communists from Franco to Pinochet since Marxists governments all over the world had killed millions of people.

Alec

So good a point you needed to post it twice, Jacob.

Rosie, can I call Loach a cunt on a lady's blog?

Rosie

Alec - I really do hate that word, I must say. Though I swear a good deal - what cyclist doesn? - I don't use it.

For a discussion on whether it is a misogynistic term see here about halfway down:-

http://shirazsocialist.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/richard-seymour-an-apology/#comments

Post

Rosie, I suggest you watch the Vagina Monologues, where the word is joyfully reclaimed in all its manifestations. One should not be precious about words - whether he's a prick, a cock, a dickhead or a cunt, I'd prefer a close association with any of those body parts than with him.

Anderw Coates

Excellent post: never trusted Loach anyway. I recall he had links with the WRP, a party that showed where 'understanding' of anti-semitism can get you.

There was a period when the WRP justified torture by 'progressive' Arab regimes. I don't recall Loach ever protesting at that. Probably already thought it was 'understandable'.

richard

Ken Loach is a total moron. Britian went half way around the world to fight a war in the Falklands and nobody said a word. Israel is fighting rocket shooting, suicide bombing maniacs right on their own border. Terrorists who hide and shoot behind their own civilains and have fired 8000 rockets into Israel. I repeat Ken Loach is total moron and his foolosh words are condoning anti-semitism.

Brigada Flores Magon

I'm astonished to find that my flagging up the example of the anarcho-syndicalist Rudolf Rocker as a left wing supporter of Jewish anarchism is being touted as support for Loach. I would have thought that it would have been obvious to the meanest intelligence that Rocker was an example of left-wing philosemitism and thus an exception to the Loach line. I can only consider Jacob's line to be a wilful misconstruction of my post. GTF.

Tasmanian Boycot!

I do not understand why anyone would listen to this fool...and the dumb jerk has just boycotted himself from the Melbourne festival aswell.I am so very pleased to see that they(melbfest) told him to fuck off and take his crap film with him back to the home of the surveilance cam....the fool is oblivious to the attrocities committed in his own name by recent Brittish govts...ect,ect ect.

Tasmanian Boycot!

http://www.theage.com.au/national/israeli-funding-angers-filmmaker-20090717-do9x.html
add to above post

buy viagra

Ken Loach is only an ignaorant anti-semitist, he better get a life and shut up.

Rob

Well said Rosie

Nick Cohen is right about how the left post its way

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Profile

  • Rosie Bell

    Some song writing, some verse writing and too much blogging about culture, politics, cycling and gardening.

    My Profile on Normblog