Daniel Finklestein has an article in the Times carrying on about the security services having kept an eye on Sam Wannamaker because the actor was a commie. Well, I do have sympathy with Dannys point of view (he thought it was justified) because although one could have been a Soviet sympathiser in the 30’s and 40’s and still been a decent person, naive maybe, but decent, by the 50‘s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s only someone utterly ignorant, callous or downright evil could have kept up that support.
However, that’s bye the bye. What I find fascinating is a comment by someone writing under the name ‘kev lax’
This is the second time Mr. Finklestein has rubbished the reputation of a respected leftist who is dead and unable to defend himself. Not long ago it was IF Stone, who I am sure would wipe the floor in any debate, written or spoken, with him.
If the secret servces are doing their job they will be keeping their eye on Mr. Finklestein too. It’s obvious that his allegiances are with a foreign power( gve you a clue, it’s in the Middle East and has nukes–and it isn’t Iran).
Gee, who cares if Wannamaker could defend himself or not? I guess there are intelligent NAZI’s who could defend themselves, wouldn’t mean I wouldn’t despise them regardless. However, note the final sentence. Gosh, Daniel Finklestein is a JOOO!!!!! Shock. Horror. And as a JOOO he owes allegiance to the JOOO state!!!!
Of course Mr Finklestein’s religion has no bearing on the quality of his argument, so, here we have someone quite openly, on the website of the Times Newspaper and in the opening decade of the 21st century, defending the worst sort of lefty and being a gratuitous JOOO hater with it.
And he clearly doesn’t realise just how repugnant he is.
I think it’s time European Jews started holding their wealth in easily carried jewellery.
They are welcome here in Oz any time.