Tue Jul 3rd, 2018 at 05:33:31 PM EST
Weeping at the wall ...
Wah!!! Dershowitz shunned on Martha's Vineyard! | Mondoweiss |
Today everyone is talking about Alan Dershowitz's article in the Hill complaining that he has been socially banned on Martha's Vineyard because of his advocacy for Donald Trump.
More below the fold ...
Some of my old friends on Martha's Vineyard.. are shunning me and trying to ban me from their social life on Martha's Vineyard. One of them, an academic at a distinguished university, has told people that he would not attend any dinner or party to which I was invited.... Others have said they will discontinue contributions to organizations that sponsor my talks.
This is all familiar to me, since I lived through McCarthyism in the 1950s, when lawyers who represented alleged communists on civil libertarian grounds were shunned. Some of these lawyers and victims of McCarthyism lived on Martha's Vineyard. I never thought I would see McCarthyism come to Martha's Vineyard, but I have.
Norman Finkelstein comments, via email:
○ Following Politicized Dismissal, Norm Finkelstein Gives Details of Tenure Battle (2012)
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Five lessons from the de-listing of MEK as a terrorist group | The Guardian - Opinion Sept. 2012 |
Nonetheless, a large group of prominent former US government officials from both political parties has spent the last several years receiving substantial sums of cash to give speeches to the MEK, and have then become vocal, relentless advocates for the group, specifically for removing them from the terrorist list. Last year, the Christian Science Monitor thoroughly described "these former high-ranking US officials - who represent the full political spectrum - [who] have been paid tens of thousands of dollars to speak in support of the MEK." They include Democrats Howard Dean, Ed Rendell, Wesley Clark, Bill Richardson, and Lee Hamilton, and Republicans Rudy Giuliani, Fran Townsend, Tom Ridge, Michael Mukasey, and Andrew Card. Other prominent voices outside government, such as Alan Dershowitz and Elie Wiesel, have been enlisted to the cause [cached] and are steadfast MEK advocates.
Posted earlier in my diary ...
○ #HimToo - Iran Deal Scrapped
○ US Extremist Gets Free Reign In Paris Speech
Related reading ...
○ Remodeling Middle-East: Neocons, Republicans and Israel by Oui @BooMan on May 21st, 2015
No Alan Dershowitz, you are no Democrat or progressive on the Israel/Palestine issue. Always manage to explain away war crimes and occupation of Palestinian Land.