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  •  Looking at Meteor Blades' comment (0+ / 0-)

    from 5-22-10, it does not look like a ban on Jim Crow comparisons but on name-calling:

    A warning was issued over comparing... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...another user to George Wallace because I think it amounted to name-calling. But no ban was issued regarding comparisons to Jim Crow. My comment you present above was an opinion, not a ban.

    Few things are forbidden in the I/P diaries. Nazi comparisons are out as are statements or insinuations that other users are terrorists or terrorist sympathizers or enablers. That's about it. But name-calling of various sorts cranks up the invective.
    I refuse to accept "no can do" as a proper slogan for progressives.

    by Meteor Blades on Sat May 22, 2010 at 06:26:48 PM PDT

    For the past six months, my sig line has linked to a Jim Crow comparison.  Many prominent African Americans, some of them Democrats, have been making Jim Crow comparisons with the situation of Palestinians for years.  Alice Walker, who was on the recent flotilla, and Angela Davis, who just returned from a tour with feminist women of color, have been writing about such comparisons in the past few weeks.  Just a few months ago, Cornell West expressed his support for BDS and made comparisons with the American Civil Rights movement.  This site would not be a good source for the reality-based community if those prominent Progressive voices could not be linked or quoted here.

    It isn't nice to go to jail ... but if that's freedom's price

    by Rusty Pipes on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 02:05:22 PM PDT

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    •  I don't see the distinction (0+ / 0-)

      most Israeli leaders are much worse than George Wallace so how is this not a de facto prohibition on Jim Crow comparisons? it achieves the same thing. I remember in the 70's that comparisons between Israelis and Palestinians were considered outside the allowable discourse as "moral relativism" as if the occupiers and thieves had the high moral ground. I suppose we have made slight progress in 30 years but of course the Nakba continues and given enough decades there will be nothing left to argue about except in the sense that like native americans, Palestinians have been badly treated but that's ancient history blah blah.

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