Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"The Truth Teller's Gulag"

A very well written essay from Phyllis Chesler about what happens to you when you dare tell the truth, who stands with you and who abandons ship (looking at you, liberal Jews...).

"I am an intellectual and a writer and I live in the West. I have not been physically beaten, imprisoned, or tortured, nor have my books been burned. However, I have been cast into a peculiar kind of Gulag. After a long and successful career, my work—both past and current—has been “disappeared” by those who once praised it. 

"At the turn of the 21st century, I saw that a “slow motion Holocaust” was taking place in Israel—a Holocaust that remained invisible to most of the world. While Israeli civilians were being blown up in cafes, nightclubs, hotels, buses, and supermarkets, I began writing around the clock. I wrote that anti-Zionism is the new anti-Semitism; and that a “perfect storm” was underway, coming to Israel and the West from the Islamic world which had, for centuries, persecuted, murdered, taxed, and exiled Jews—a world with which politically correct westerners were now allied."

Read about how she was denounced, professionally slandered and lost "friends".

Nothing surprising in there at all. Good that she is speaking about it and continuing to speak up.