Professor Petras and the Jooooooooooos

James Petras, writing for the notoriously anti-Semitic (and deceptively named) Veterans Today:

Over the past fifty years a far-reaching transformation has taken place within Jewish organizations, among its leaders and their practices and policies.  Currently Jewish leaders have converted charities, social aid-societies and overseas programs for working class Jews into money machines for self-enrichment; converted charities funding health programs for Jewish refugees fleeing Nazism into the funding of colonial settlements for armed Zionist zealots intent on uprooting Palestinians; and organized a powerful political machine which buys US Congress people and penetrates the Executive in order to serve Israeli military aims.  From defending human rights and fighting fascism, the leaders of the principle Jewish organizations defend each and every Israeli violation of Palestinian human rights – from arbitrary arrests of non-violent dissidents to the detention of children in ‘cages’.  Israel’s Kafkaesque prolonged administration detention without trial is approved by contemporary leaders.  In the past Jewish leaders, especially labor and socially-engaged activists had joined forces with Leftists in opposition to political bigots, McCarthyite purges and blacklists.  Today’s leaders practice the very same bully, blackmail and blacklist politics against critics of Israel and its Zionist appendages.

[…]

…the Great Transformation of Jewish charitable organizations has resulted from the ascendancy of an ethnic supremacist ideology which views ‘others’ as inferior subjects to be ruled by the superior intelligence of Jewish political and business leaders and which orders that the ‘disobedient’ and ‘dissident’ be castigated as ‘anti-Semites’ and punished by jail, media ostracism, censorship, overt threats and, most commonly, loss of employment.  A key consequence of the rise to political power of the once socially conscious Jewish organizations is the shedding of their popular mass base.  Members have resigned in protest over the CEO’s manipulative authoritarian leadership style.  Expulsions and harassment have forced others to retire. But most of all the leadership’s blind political submission to Israeli state policy and self-enrichment has alienated growing numbers of young socially active, as well as, middle age Jews who are disenchanted with their Gonif leaders.

The article is illustrated with this:

Petras is an adjunct professor in the International Development Studies Program at St. Mary’s University in Halifax.   (Also listed as a “Program Associate”: Michel Chossudovsky, who runs the Israel-obsessed conspiro-kook website globalresearch.ca.)

If this is what the St. Mary’s IDS Program wants to be associated with, that’s their choice.  But I’d push my own kids toward something more credible, like Trump University.

(Hat tip: Adam Holland)

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