Вчера наткнулась на статью в National Post, которая рассказывает о журнале напечатавшем статью Why won't anyone say they are Jewish?... В статье напечатан список нео-консерваторов в Штатах и чётко помеченны евреи... когда же автора статьи назвали анти-семитом, он ответил вот что:
The list of Jewish neocons we came up with is a provocation, I’ll admit. And if it were a list of dentists or firefighters or stockbrokers, then that would indeed be very offensive. However, the neocons are no ordinary group – they are the most influencial political/intellectual force in the world right now. They have the power to start wars and to stop them. They are the prime architects of America’s foreign policy since 9/11 – a policy that is heavily weighed in favor of Israel and a key source of anti-Americanism around the world. So I think it is not only appropriate, but necessary to put them under a microscope. And if we see maleness, whiteness, Jewishness, Zionism or intellectual thuggery there, then let us not look the other way.
On the ethnic question: Is it not just as valid to comment on the Jewishness of the neocons as it is to point out that the majority of them are male or white or wealthy or from the Western world or have studied at a particular university? If half the neocons were Palestinians, would the US have invaded Iraq?
возникает вопрос - В какой стране и в каком году я живу? и вообще, к чему это может привести и главное, как скоро?
Вот, собственно часть самой статьи:
Adbusters' list of U.S. Jewish neo-conservatives draws outrage
Editor-in-chief rejects claims of anti-Semitism
The National Post
Friday, April 02, 2004
TORONTO -- Kalle Lasn insists he is not anti-Semitic.
The editor-in-chief of Adbusters says he knew an article that purports to "out" a large number of leading U.S. neo-conservatives as Jewish would be provocative, but he did not expect the "visceral" reaction that has seen the B.C.-based anti-consumerism magazine deluged with demands to cancel subscriptions.
"This has made me feel like I am the victim," Lasn said, adding he has never seen "this level of threatening phone calls, this level of swearing, this level of cancelled subscriptions" in his risk-taking company's 15-year history.
The flashpoint for the anger is an article Lasn wrote in the current issue. "Why Won't Anyone Say They Are Jewish?" posits that a disproportionate number of leading U.S. neo-conservatives are Jewish, a fact Lasn says is relevant because "neocons seem to have a special affinity for Israel that influences their political thinking and consequently American foreign policy in the Middle East." The implication is the U.S. is pro-Israel because many of Washington's policy-makers are Jewish.
Readers and critics have taken particular umbrage at an accompanying list of "the 50 most influential neocons in the U.S.," such as Vice-President Dick Cheney, Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and deputy defence secretary Paul Wolfowitz. Twenty-six have a black dot next to their name to denote they are Jewish.
"It's an old tactic," said Ed Morgan, the Ontario chairman of the Canadian Jewish Congress. "They were counting the number of Jews in the U.S. Communist party back in the '50s. But it's still startling to see a list and see an asterisk next to Jewish names."
Lasn, however, is unrepentant. The Adbusters website includes the original article, a selection of positive and negative responses, and a follow-up piece from the editor-in-chief that says if the list "were a list of dentists or firefighters ... that would indeed be offensive." But because the neocons "are the most influencial [sic] political/intellectual force in the world right now" it is "necessary to put them under a microscope."