Wednesday, April 24, 2024

A Zionist journey from claimed anti-racism to outright racism


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Zionism has always been a racist, colonial, ideology and Israel has long practiced apartheid. But it’s taken the popular uprising against Israel’s holocaust in Gaza to fully expose its supporters’ racism. Few Canadians highlight this better than Warren Kinsella who long marketed himself as an anti-racist but now blames “multiculturalism” for protesters opposing genocide.

A long-time paid political operative, Kinsella has written books about Canada’s far right. In the mid 1990s he published Web of Hate: Inside Canada’s Far Right Network and a decade ago came out with Fight the Right: A Manual for Surviving the Coming Conservative Apocalypse. In 2019 he was reportedly hired by the Conservatives to paint People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier as a racist.

Canadian Anti-Hate Network founder Bernie Farber calls Kinsella a “friend”. In 2017 one of Farber’s groups had Kinsella moderate a panel with leading anti-racist writer Desmond Cole and National Council of Canadian Muslims executive director Ihsaan Gardee on “increased racist and xenophobic attacks”. In a sign of his standing with left activists at that time, Kinsella was also added to a private Toronto Facebook group set up to oppose overtly racist groups (I was also in this group until someone complained my criticism of the apartheid lobby was “antisemitic”).

But a significant contradiction was always there. While claiming to be an anti-racist activist, Kinsella actually spoke at a 2009 meeting of the far right, openly racist, Jewish Defence League. Seven years later he condemned Green Party members for opposing the explicitly racist Jewish National Fund and was previously on the board of the Canada-Israel Committee.

It has become steadily more difficult for Kinsella and other staunch Zionists to claim anti-racism. And over the past seven months it’s completely fallen apart.  (more...)

A Zionist journey from claimed anti-racism to outright racism

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