Thomas Rutherford, the Israel Lobby is overseeing a massive online hasbara campaign. To welcome a troll to mondo’s comments section is to invite unreasonable comments from tag teams of paid propagandists and volunteer zealots. We’ve no time for endless rounds of squishy middle debate.
You say commenters “identified as trolls should be banned.” I say identification takes time, proof, money, and preferences. By the banning of Blankfort, P & A revealed their comments policy. Long-time commenters are shocked, dismayed, angry.
Those of us who will leave March 1 unless Blankfort’s banning is revoked know that we can find many worthy-of-support, anti-Zionist, pro-Palestinian websites. We can all come up with fine sites.
Long hours of sitting is bad for old folks; we need to keep moving to stay alive. ‘;->
I started as an anti-Zionist activist going to the 5 – 6 pm vigil held each Friday outside the offices of the Toronto’s Israel Consulate. The small vigil has been going on for a decade. I left because I felt I didn’t know enough about the I/P conflict. Now I feel I do. Maybe I’ll go back.