Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Jewish Internet Defense Force: Not so powerful after all

Jeff Goodall

I’m delighted to see that the JIDF’s initial success in having David Duke banned from YouTube has been reversed.

I find it appalling that some people in the Jewish community take it upon themselves to inflate perceived threats to the Jews, and then self-righteously exploit the unnecessary fears they create to nurture and grow an ‘industry’ which provides a steady income from donations, and a platform for the sale of novelty goods and other items.

On several occasions, incidents of ‘anti-Semitism’ have been subsequently discovered to have been staged by Jews, and whether it was intended or not, the effect often is to needlessly upset those who suffered in the holocaust, and their families, and to legitimise the “anti-Semitic/racist” industry.

These two different types of activity create a flood of donations with which to fund efforts to destroy freedom of speech, through pressure tactics and lobbying for legislative changes.

This gratuitous upset, and the accompanying attempts to curtail majority freedoms, and to stifle debate and the free exchange of ideas, is intensely annoying to the rest of us and can result in the creation of anti-Semitic sentiments where none previously existed.

In my opinion, the world will be a much better place for all of us, Jewish and otherwise, if the Jewish Internet Defense Force and the rest of this hugely irresponsible “industry” is shut down for good.


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