Pinkwashing and lifestyle liberalism

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John Pilger’s article at the Information Clearing House, ‘Never Forget That Bradley Manning, Not Gay Marriage, Is The Issue’ neatly underlines how belligerent powers in the west increasingly pinkwash their erosion of civil liberties. Pilger reminds us that it was the Obama administration that “smeared [Bradley’s] homosexuality as weird”, and calls Obama’s Nobel Prize “absurd and an authentic expression of the lifestyle liberalism that controls much of political debate in the west.” 

On 12 May, in Sydney, Australia, home of the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, a protest parade in support of gay marriage filled the city centre. The police looked on benignly. It was a showcase of liberalism. Three days later, there was to be a march to commemorate the Nakba (“The Catastrophe’), the day of mourning when Israel expelled Palestinians from their land. A police ban had to be overturned by the Supreme Court.

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Get your priorities right people of Sydney (& the west in general). I cannot believe how our morals and ethics have gone down the tube. However on a brighter note I do not recall a year in my existence where I have seen so much written on the Nakba.

great post

A police ban had to be overturned by the Supreme Court.

what does that mean? the police banned the march to commemorate the Nakba and the supreme court overturned it and allowed the commemoration?

John Pilger, enlightening as always. Also people may be interested to learn how Pilger has been smeared and boycotted by the liberal establishment, both in Australia and in the United States. Chris Hedges’ The Death of the Liberal Class in action.

In Australia:

In the US:

same as they’ve taken over the u.s. government as well as both the democratic and republican parties, israel firsters now own the liberal establishment. the only way to break this hold is to attack them for their israel first treachery, not once, not now and then, but daily and twice on sundays. and as the public comes to associate israel firstness with battle casualties in afghanistan (recall general david petreaus’ remarks a couple years ago… Read more »