@ M “It is nice to see a discussion of the racism of both JVP and Allison Weir/IAK. Weir is quite obviously a racist (and “anti-semite”),”
You’re full of shit and your attempt of balance notwithstanding quite possibly projecting your own bias on AW.
But first let me commend MW on finally, albeit belatedly shining some light on this matter – although i wish Adam and Phil would state where they stand on this matter. Also, much respect and gratitude to the indefatigable annie.
As a black man who is neither a US national nor a citizen of the US and with a overtly Islamic sounding name, i can tell you my identity in contemporary America represents what i would call a layered risk and liability. It is the reason i quickly cover up my black cell phone on the passenger seat (lest it be mistaken for a loaded Ruger) as the officer who pulled me over walks towards me, shooting hand resting on his/her holster. I have lost both employment and business opportunities solely because of my name . I am telling you this to establish my “minority hood” bona fides and to let you know that my racism detection capabilities are next to none – it is nothing less than a survival instinct. AW is no racist nor is she anti-semite.
You assert that AW is “quite obviously a racist and A. semite” based on what evidence for it is not quite so obvious to me? I have followed AW for a number of years and yet to detect a scintilla of racial animosity towards minorities – i have nothing but respect and admiration for the lady. If you’re going to open your big mouth and accuse her of racism it behooves you to present some evidence other wise you’re offensive on multiple levels – one of them being phuckin’ with our intelligence.
Furthermore, you state the name “IAK” itself is racist. Is it the new OG Kush strain you’re smoking for you’re “obviously” out of your silly mind? The name is provocative and apt but racist? how? The questions is, is it racist or anti semitic if it is true? Fact is, if your Americans who are by and large misinformed knew the scope and depth of Zionist political machinations in the US they’d be (rightly) pissed. AW, IMO, is attacking the soft underbelly of Zionist power by informing Americans – free Washington, the plan goes and you free Palestine. JVP and other J-groups are primarily, it seems, working to preserve Jewish privilege – even the pro-Palestinian activism they engage in is (correctly) for the benefit of Israel.
If you’re going accuse AW of racism, show some evidence. And, how the hell do you know she is not familiar with Edward Said’s writings and ideas. As to why there aren’t any Palestinians and people of color participating in the round table, I believe annie has answered that question some where in the commentary.
“If Americans Knew,” is racist. She obviously means white Christians by Americans.” and you know this based on what evidence? listen, I am very familiar with racist coded words and dog whistles, but i heard or seen none from AW and her org. Is this you JH?