Tuesday, March 06, 2007

None Dare Call It Decency

Wow, check it out. From the Lyndon LaRouche organisation, a rant that starts off about the oddball "Anti-Deutsche" movement (as far as I can see from a not very good Wikipedia article, this is the crankier wing of the German anti-racist movement, quite frequently cited on some Decent websites because they are very pro-loony-Israel[1], but who rather disgraced themselves in giving "unconditional" support to the Serbian government in 1999. It then kind of joins this up to the global private banker conspiracy, which is rather the leitmotif of Executive Intelligence Review. And then the Henry Jackson Society comes in - apparently they're part of the whole conspiracy too, and the Euston Manifesto too. I would bet dollars to doughnuts that Theodor Adorno is in there too somewhere; it's an odd LaRouchie piece that doesn't have at least a little bit about the Frankfurt School.

It's loony of course. The Henry "Scoop" Jackson Society isn't a global conspiracy. It's not even a first-division Atlanticist organisation - to be frank, it looks very much to me like a club for wannabe members of the Council on Foreign Relations and related bodies. Its founding statement could fairly be summarised as "Hey! British American Project! Pick me! Pick meeeee!". On the other hand, it isn't really that much loonier than the H'S'JS's own political pontifications. I think that with the LaRouche connection, the Decents might have found an enemy of their own calibre.

[1]a neologism coined by me to distinguish between support for the State of Israel, and the political position currently described by the phrase "pro-Israel" in online debate. I used to be quite keen on "Likudist", but it really does seem to me that lots of non-Israeli soi-disant "pro-Israel" types are staking out a position that would put them well outside the right wing of the Likud party.


Anonymous Ex Ponto said...

A very strange article indeed. I must confess it had me completely baffled at points. But any article that manages to combine Anglo-Dutch banking, Henry "Scoop" Jackson, the Decent left and an impressive array of supporting characters has to get a thumbs-up for originality.

Andrei Markovits's association with the "Anti-Deutschen" movement is very interesting. They are a very strange organisation (I saw one of their protests while I was in Berlin the other year), and this rather sheds some light on the motivation and reasoning behind his latest book. From what I can see, it's been marketed as a book by a respectable American academic who has spent significant periods of time in Europe. It also, rather predictably, been be lapped up by "Eurabia" crowd in the US. All the more reason not to study German at Michigan Ann Arbor, I suppose.

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