Why doesn’t Chomsky defend Terri Ginsberg, oppose Blacklisting?

Peter Myers – December 23, 2011

The sacking of Terri Ginsberg resembles that of Norman Finkelstein. What’s most alaming is the blackisting throughout academia.
The world’s most important intellectual is in a position to do something about it. By speaking out about it, he could draw attention to such blacklisting and galvanize opposition to it.
Yet, a Search of his website, on December 23, 2011, yields “No Results” for “Terri Ginsberg”.
Likewise for “Vanunu”. Norman Finkelstein gets quite a few mentions, and his book “Beyond Chutzpah” yields four hits, but “Holocaust Industry” has “No Results”.
There’s a pattern here: to the extent that Norman Finkelstein’s position on Israel accords with Chomsky’s, he gets a mention. Exposing Dershowitz in “Beyond Chutzpah” was favoured by Chomsky. But Finkelstein’s most important book, The Holocaust Industry, gets not a mention.
Israel Shahak, in his book Jewish History, Jewish Religion, pays tribute to Chomsky; and Chomsky praises him, on his website, as a “human rights activist”. But Shahak’s book gets no mention.
These books he ignores expose the machinations of Judaism and its Lobby.
There’s a consistent pattern here: Chomsky has consistently downplayed the power of the Jewish Lobby, and lampooned claims that it controls Congress or the President.
To campaign against the dismissals and blackbanning of Terri Ginsberg and Norman Finkelstein would be tantamount to admitting the power of the Lobby. Not just one man – Dershowitz – but the whole Lobby. And that’s too high a price for Chomsky.
Come on, Noam. Prove me wrong.
Terri Ginsberg was co-chair of the Queer Caucus of the Society for Cinema Studies. The other co-chair was David Gerstner – also apparently Jewish.
Ginsberg campaigns for GLBT (Gay Lesbian & Transexual) causes. Yet, anti-GLBT academics have been purged from Academia in the same way Ginsberg herself was. “Political Correctness” is of the Left – the New Left. Note that Ginsberg was purged not over the GLBT issue but over Israel. The lesson is, that there is a hierarchy of Political Incorrectness – and Israel trumps the Gay issue. One Victimhood is pre-eminent; the others merely share in it vicariously.
Similarly, Indigenous activists, although favoured by the New Left, have had to yield to the Gay lobby when there was a clash – for example, when native peoples wished to ban homosexuality. Natives are lower down the ladder.

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