McCarthyite Anti-Semitism Smears and Racism at the Guardian/Observer



Over the last few years, and as the corporate neoliberal project has started to unravel, the Guardian/Observer news stable has devoted a considerable amount of space to smears on re-emerging alternate sites of power, located in grassroots activism. An early example was former Labour Leader Ed Miliband’s McCarthyite ‘reds-under-the-beds’ attack on trade unionists in Falkirk, propped up by yet another New-Labour-type ‘dodgy dossier’ – the assertions of which were rejected by the police who “concluded there are insufficient grounds to support a criminal investigation at this time”.[1] This was followed by attacks against the Labour grassroots, including the Corbyn campaign group Momentum, associated Party societies, residents groups, co-operative supporters, trade unionists, and other affiliates getting subsidised membership rates – with the implication that Labour voting privileges should now be the exclusive preserve of the affluent Guardian-reading middle classes.[2]

Similarly, in the Guardian/Observer universe, peace activism of the ‘Stop the War’ movement type has been pejoratively labeled as ‘disreputable.’[3] Its editorial policy apparently presumes that Labour supporters should embrace a pro-imperialist, pro-war position or, as Labour’s social base frequently joke, a ‘Start-the-War’ movement – which is in stark contrast to the reality of the Party’s actual history and grassroots membership. For example historically, Prime…

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  • Joe Blow

    I think others should be as clear about terminology as they can be. The Israeli’s are NOT Semites, the are a mix of Kasarian/Ashkanazi/Sephardic lineage of Southern Russia and Mongul blood. The Palestinians ARE Semites.

    Jew is a religion. Zionist is a “political” party.

    The Israeli’s are genocidal land grabbers who claimed unjustly, a connection to biblical Jewism. Kicked out of over 100 countries for their bad behavior they finally made a deal with England. In exchage for their banker’s money to support a war against Germany, who had no problem with them until then, they got a foot in the door of Palestine.

    • Joseph Conrad

      All American Jews need to read the UN Report documenting why Israel is a 110%
      Racist, Segregated, Genocidal, Apartheid nation. I read it and it was exceptionally
      well written and thorough, No wonder the author had to resign…
      She needs a Nobel Prize in Socio-Political Research!

    • Obrzezany Pr??

      I’m not sure whom to call a jew? Back in the days of WWII it was simple you had an auswies and a kennkarte with prominently displayed JUDE, secondly, lack of a foreskin unambiguously defined you as an Arab or a jew. Today we need a photo ID positively identifying a jew-jew. Ever since Germans gave up on an auswies and kennkarte with the “Jude” inscription we have all kinds of schmucks posing as wannabe jews, crypto jews, confirmed jews, suspected jews, quantum jews, half-jews, muslims, professional jews, secular jews, lapsed jews, reformed jews, converted jews, jews in waiting and über juden. The jew ID should be issued by “fish and game” state agency valid for no more than 2 years after which an applicant will have to pass a physical exam of mutilated genitals and an oral test of jewishness. Jewesses need not apply, a loud mouth is enough proof.

      • Joe Blow

        Interesting. You missed my point, I am not anti Jew I am anti Zionist or anyone else who wants to control my life.

  • Zaphod Braden

    anti-GENTILISM is the problem. Cavemen did not sit around their caves:
    GROK: “HEY, me hate Jews.”
    HORG: “What a Jew?”
    GROK: “Me not know …. but me hate”
    Then non-Jews sat for tens of thousands of years waiting for a Jew to come along, so we could all be mean for no reason. Sorry, what happened was Jews created a social system of Xenophobic Tribalism (look it up) wherein THEY hate all NON-Jews, and this hate of all non-Tribe members has, naturally, caused People to not like them.
    anti-semitic … that’s what they called Jesus of Nazareth in the Galilee …
    JUDAS ISCARIOT was a JEW beloved by the Temple Priests.
    Judaism is neither a race or a religion, it is Xenophobic Tribalism.
    A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.
    1. The organization, culture, or beliefs of a tribe.
    2. A strong feeling of identity with and loyalty to one’s tribe or group.
    Quick summation? They are the enemy of anyone who is not a TRIBAL MEMBER …… and only “tolerate” Gentiles.

    The World should insist Israel live by the standards Israel demands of others. Be judged as Ye judge others. If Israel wants to be recognized, Israel must recognize the EQUALITY and HUMANITY of ALL People. Quit calling NON-Jews SHISKA, GOYIM, GENTILE. If Israel wants Hamas to ‘repudiate’ their charter, Israel must REPUDIATE their manual of hate, the TORAH, which openly proclaims that all ‘gentiles’ should be ‘Hewers of wood, and bearers of water’ …….. for Israel.
    Israel must recognize the Native People’s RIGHT to a Palestinian state.
    Israel REFUSES to sign the Non Proliferation Treaty or open It’s NUKES to inspection, Israel should have the exact same sanctions that were put on Iran.

    Jews are despised because they are DESPICIBLE.

  • Tom

    “The goal of abolishing the white race is, on its face, so desirable that some may find it hard to believe that it could incur any opposition other than from committed white supremacists…
    Make no mistake about it: we intend to keep bashing the dead white males, and the live ones, and the females too, until the social construct known as “the white race” is destroyed.”

    Professor Noel Ingnatiev: Harvard Magazine-September-October 2002