Judge a person by the company they keep? Following the recent controversy over exposed warblogging liar Arthur Chrenkoff, my blog has come under attack from a number of sides. Someone called Meryl Yourish graciously provides a few helpful links:
If this doesn't make you laugh, nothing will. First, put down your drink and stop eating your lunch. Now, read Dave's take. Then Judith's. Then Tim's. Here's Arthur's response. And the blogger that started this laff-fest, using the pseudonym — I kid you not — Gandhi.So who the John Howard is Meryl Yourish?
I am a writer. My first non-assigned piece of writing was a poem I wrote in sixth grade; it is titled "Ode to a Hummingbird," and the first lines were "If I were a hummingbird/A little, tiny hummingbird," ...Another Jewish blogger named David - who at least admits "I do not know enough about Islam to hate it" - joins in the ridicule:
I am a Zionist. I am an avowed, unabashed, unashamed supporter of Israel and Zionism (the establishment and maintenance of a Jewish state) and an uncompromising foe of anti-Semitism. If you hate Israel and Jews, you're going to have an unpleasant time on my weblog if you try to bash Israel and Jews. Do the smart thing: Leave now. And do let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.
Furthermore, if Gandhi is so against lies, how come he doesn't speak out against some of the biggest lies to have been perpetuated in recent times, including the lie of the "Palestinian" nation?Here's another example of rigorous intellectualism from David:
Judith's right. He really is the hole of a donkey.
After months of blogging, I have decided to change my policy of referring to the Arabs who claim to be "Palestinians" as "palestinians".Now, these guys are just itching to call me an anti-Semite. Because that's how their narrow little world-view works. With us or against us, right or wrong be damned. Bereft of logic, their only arguments against me are personal ridicule.
Where possible, I shall now refer to them as "PLO Arabs."
I strongly encourage all other right-wing bloggers to follow suit, since even the word "palestinian", with no capital letter, somehow aknowledges their claim that they were a distinct national group living in what was then known as Palestine. But the more I learn about the history of the time, the more I realize that the only group referred to as "Palestinians" were the Jews living there at the time.
As Mahatma Gandhi himself once said:
First they laugh at you.
Then they fight you.
Then you win.