LLL – Lurching towards the Asteroids

The Leftist IsLamist ALlliance is a development, with dangerous implications for all open societies, including Israel, Australia, Europe and the U.S.

To combat and defeat it, one first needs to recognise that it exists, even as it goes under different names.

One of its tools is BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions).  While the Arab boycott of Israel is nothing new, the Leftist embrace of this McCarthyist tactic has added new energy even if it remains unsuccessful, discredited and bereft of decency as shown here by Gil Troy.   

 The acronym BDS may be difficult to remember, until you break it down to its components BS and D (Dreck).  For those unfamiliar with the word, Dreck is a Yiddish term that has basically the same meaning as BS… so think of it as “BS with added emphasis.”  

One heading could be “BDS is BDS”  or for added emphasis “BDS is a pile of BDS”

In an argument with the proponents of an academic BDS, it is useful to consider the term FDA, known as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Although the FDA doesn’t always succeed, its important goal is to protect public health.  For our purposes the acronym can be:

F – for Freedom; academic freedom is a cornerstone of our open Western society, which applies to Israeli academics as much as anyone else.  BDS works in a sinister manner to overturn that.     

D – for Dialogue;  dialogue between academics from different institutions is vital in furthering knowledge and understanding.  For example, at the height of Cold War tensions between the U.S and Soviet Union, medical academics helped bridge the gap in part by pointing out the hopelessness of dealing with the medical consequences of nuclear war.  BDS works in a sinister manner to inhibit dialogue.

A – for Apart;  Israel is placed apart, and on a high pedestal for disproportionate criticism of activities that also undertaken by many other countries with relative impunity.  Moreover, Israel’s actions are considered apart and out of the context of what its enemies have done.  BDS reinforces this iniquity.

While the KKK was restricted to the U.S., the LLL is global in its threat.

For more on dreck see here and here, and of course for BS among the asteroids see here.

 

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2 thoughts on “LLL – Lurching towards the Asteroids

  1. rafael - bondi April 9, 2010 at 12:19 am -

    I could see myself using the expression “it’s just a pile of BDS.” For some reason “BS and Dreck” reminds me of “Steptoe and Son.” Now that’s a blast from the past.

  2. Eric from Vaucluse April 9, 2010 at 12:28 am -

    The 3 D’s used by the LLL against Israel – double standards, demonisation, delegitimisation.