Saturday, July 02, 2011

Did Dykes Doom Pride Parade?

Actually, this will be interesting.  Technically, they've dodged the city's dictates, as they are not QuAIA. 

h/t to Shaidle's hubby.

20 comments:

Skinny Dipper said...

Those who speak out against the current state of Netanyahu's Israel show a lot of ingenuity in getting their message of "Israeli Apartheid" out. Since they are not officially part of Pride Week, they pay little to no fees to the Pride organizers. At the same time, they get a lot of media exposure.

If I could give advice to the ardent supporters of Israel, I would tell them to lie low. Their current actions give the Palestinian supporters more exposure. Because of this verbal conflict, the Palestinian supporters get media exposure, and are able to express their opposition against the "Apartheid" state of Israel.

Marky Mark said...

I agree with Skinny Dipper. Despite the talk about pro-Israel advocacy shutting down dissent, it's really the opposite, and silence is a better tactic. That's especially true when the "dissent" is on the fringe and the publicity makes it seem like it isn't.

deboaned said...

One sign? That's it? Has any Jewish leader made a comment? Can't imagine so?

I far prefer the fact that the gay and Jewish community seem to be at a spot where they recognize each other's painful past http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1017972--jews-and-gays-taking-the-road-less-travelled

bigcitylib said...

Nah, deboaned. From pics I've seen looks like a couple of dozen people with various signs and the same banner that was used by QuAIA.

Still not a lot to get fussed over, IMHO. But certainly more than you could ask pride organizers to physically remove.

bigcitylib said...

Here's the youtube clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7h0Ej3yaDs

Meir Weinstein said...

Get used to it. Time is on the side of Israel and the Arab oil curse is very real.

bigcitylib said...

Yo Meir: what is the health issue you keep bitching about? Is it a bum hip, as I keep hearing?

Meir Weinstein said...

Health is great. Back to heavy work outs at the gym and matial aets.

Meir Weinstein said...

martial arts

Nosferatu200 said...

Hey Meir. Are you still supporting the EDL?

Just curious.

Meir Weinstein said...

How do you guys feel about the Nazi ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Nosferatu200 said...

That's a lazy way of avoiding a question Meir. But I'll bite anyways.

We don't like extremists, be they Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, atheist, neo-pagan, etc, etc, etc. We especially don't like any individual or group that espouses an ideology that was responsible for the pre-meditated murder of 6 million people and millions of others. And we certainly wouldn't like to be associated with any individual or group that espouses such a hateful ideology.

Now, your turn Meir. You still chill'n with the EDL?

Meir Weinstein said...

I have no problem discussing these issues with you. But first things first. Remove your mask, show some honesty of who you are and then we can discuss.

Nosferatu200 said...

I don't have to reveal my identity for you to respond to a simple question and my choice to remain anonymous should be irrelevant.

Ms. Moore has decided to leave the EDL, followed soon after by Ms. Geller. I'm wondering what your position is. That's all.

bigcitylib said...

Meir, I'm not anonymous. Assume the question came from me: will the JDL maintain its association with the EDL after this latest?

Marky Mark said...

I'm more concerned with far left "activists" who seem to think Israel is to Gaza as white segregationists were to southern blacks, as if the latter had ever made common cause with the likes of the racists and neanderthals of Hamas or anything like it. Since those activists, unlike anyone in the JDL, are prominent among union leaders and academics, I'd say it's a far more noteworthy phenomenon than what goes on along the fringe.

Meir Weinstein said...

I still did not get an honest answer. And remember, I have a very good history of hunting Nazis.

Nosferatu200 said...

"I still did not get an honest answer."

You did, but since you want bluntness, here ya go.

Muslim Brotherhood = Misogynistic, undemocratic, religious extremists. In other words, bad guys whom I would want nothing to do with.

Good enough, or is this too obtuse?

"And remember, I have a very good history of hunting Nazis."

Well that I have nothing to be concerned about then (and my group does a pretty good job of tracking down Nazis as well), though that does bring me back to the original question. Given recent events, are you sticking to your guns and supporting the EDL?

Meir Weinstein said...

Okay, my honest answer is that I am checking out these allegations about the EDL.

Nosferatu200 said...

Thank you.