[Editor's Note: The following letter to Ms. Cohen is in response to her article of May 19th, 2009 in the National Post. (Please see bottom of this page for the url and the story.)
It's a good start both for her and for the Zionist-controlled National Post. While there's no good reason to be hopeful that either of them are serious about initiating any form of open debate on either Zionism or the domestic and foreign policies of the state of Israel, Ms. Cohen's critique of the Canadian Jewish Congress and B'nai Brith Canada does cut to the quick and on the surface at least exposes the growing dichotomy that appears to exist between these pro-Zionist lobbyists and the remainder of Canada's Jewish population. For whatever reasonsÃ‚Â Jews like Ms. Cohen are speaking out finally and stating their dissatisfaction with the manner in which these pressure groups attempt to speak for all Jews while at the same time they use their inordinate and powerful influence to censor the rest of Canadians whose views they deem inimical to their own interests.
Ms. Cohen's revelations regarding the Harper government's blatant patronage toward orgs like the CJC are also quite revealing, especially I would imagine, for the majority of grassroots Conservative supporters who voted unanimously back in 2008 to rid this country of Section 13(1) of the CHR Act and strip the CHR Commission of its powers to censor free speech and the Internet.]
May 21, 2009
Dear Ms. Cohen,
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure that by now you are sufficiently swamped with a backlog of responses to your challenging and impenitent critique of CanadaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s foremost players in the censorship game but nonetheless I must add my comments as well.
As one non-Jewish Canadian who is being directly impacted by BÃ¢â‚¬â„¢nai Brith Canada due to a Sec. 13(1) complaint launched against myself and my website http://www.radicalpress.com by this foreign lobbyist group, see http://www.radicalpress.com/?p=821 CHRC Complaint Against RadicalPress.com from Harry Abrams and BÃ¢â‚¬â„¢nai Brith Canada, November 20, 2007, I can honestly say that your concerns about their methods of addressing issues of Ã¢â‚¬Å“hateÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“anti-Semitism,Ã¢â‚¬Â etc. are both welcome and sorely needed.
For the most part I can only concur with your assessment of CJC and BBC although I would call you on one point in your article where you tend to tow the same party line as these Zionist lobbyists, that being your misunderstanding of Hamas.
Why Laura, given your purported awareness of current affairs, would you use the term Ã¢â‚¬Å“stealth normalizationÃ¢â‚¬Â to describe what very simply and honestly should be called the Ã¢â‚¬Å“open recognitionÃ¢â‚¬Â of the fact that Hamas is/was the democratically and duly elected government of the Palestinian people of Gaza?
Seeing as how internationally it is an historically recognized fact; one unfortunately which the governments of Israel, the USA, (and, deplorably) Canada have failed to come to terms with for blatant political reasons and have thus deigned to foster the erroneous deception that somehow Hamas is either of the two misconceptions which you have suggested in your article, I would think that you would acknowledge this reality and not add to the misconceptions already introduced into Canadian jurisprudence by the very forces you are attempting to correct in your fine article.