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Richard Silverstein’s meltdown continues: Defends “Negro” “Uncle Tom” slur


Yesterday we posted about a racist Facebook update and Tweet by “liberal” Jewish blogger Richard Silverstein, which were posted in response to his ‘outrage’ at seeing a pro-Israel op-ed at Times of Israel by an African-American Zionist named Chloe Valdary.

He’s been roundly criticized ever since on Twitter, and many have asked that he do the decent thing and apologize. 

Instead, he actually defended his shameful racial slur in a recent Tweet:

Priceless: He’s not the racist for using such pejoratives to characterize a young, black Zionist, but his accusers are betraying their own “right-wing political prejudices”.  

His decision to double-down in the face of such criticism shouldn’t surprise anyone, as the white liberal privilege possessed by Silverstein and his ilk means never having to apologize for even the most incendiary and cruel racist invectives – especially if the target is a Zionist. 

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  1. Silverstein behaviour demonstrates that there is a lot of wisdom in the old proverb,
    “Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.”

    Although in Silverstein’s case you could amend it to,
    “Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make a narcissist.”

      • “do you get paid here for every time you say anti semite..”

        No ‘noam’ but we do get paid (not enough Adam) for reading the incomprehensible, and palpably false, rubbish that you post.

        • You get paid, really ,tell me how it works Gerry, you get paid to defend Israel, you have to be paid to do this , do others here work on a percentage or something. That explains so much!

          • ‘noam’ what a pity you cannot read and comprehend.

            I did not write that I “..get paid to defend Israel..”, but to read “.the incomprehensible, and palpably false, rubbish that you post.”

            It is clearly written. So is your problem in comprehending English or are you simply a liar who cannot stop themselves trying to twist the truth?

            • You lot here are bought and paid for, no wonder it’s always the same old gang, you get paid to read what others write, then you respond. You prostitute yourselfs for money, those views you espouse are not your own when they are paid for, my vIews are my own , no one pays me , I feel it’s my duty as a human being to defend a people who are under the jack boot of the Israeli state. As for you lot, you do it for money , and not enough, Gerald , as you tell Adam. What a sham.

              • That you are spewing here your frustration of being a loser without pay is clear for everyone who read any of your posts. Even an average Jew-hater wouldn’t waste a penny for your crap Noam.

              • You’re a joke and a half. You claim that we’re paid to post pro-Israel propaganda? By whom and with what? Funny thing about individuals like you is that you could care less unless it’s considered fashionable. Tibet, Rwanda, Darfur, Syria? That’s simply unfortunate. Palestinians!!!!! An absolute miscarriage of justice!!!!!!

                Go look for some way to give meaning to your otherwise meaningless life.

                • gerald claims it, cant you read, you are paid for propagandists, thats why any time anyone comes to this site its always he same people, check it out folks its a sham, take your 30 pieces of silver your collective deceit is despicable

                  • You know, you should sell yourself to the Creationists. You prove that Darwin may have erred.

                    Gerald has already refuted that claim and if you weren’t so utterly clueless, you would realize that it’s very common for a blog to attract the same readers.

                    It’s just as reasonable an assumption that anti-Zionists like Silverstein pay you to carp your stupid nonsense.

                • .. take your 30 pieces of silver your collective deceit is despicable.

                  A quite medieval anti-Semite of Christian faith.

                • ‘noam’ not only am I paid, but I get paid in Krugerrands.

                  Why else would I read the semi-literate rubbish you post?

              • ‘noam’ so your answer to my question is what exactly?

                To refresh your memory my question is “So is your problem in comprehending English or are you simply a liar who cannot stop themselves trying to twist the truth?”

                Take your time answering I am now on overtime rates, thanks to Adam’s generosity, but don’t tell the others.

              • You lot here are bought and paid for … you get paid to read what others write … You prostitute yourselfs for money … you do it for money

                Hilarious!
                I almost feel sorry for you.

                Almost.

      • Noam:

        “do you get paid here for every time you say anti semite”

        No!

        “… everybody is at it”

        And No.

  2. Silverestein seems to believe that black people don’t have minds of their own. But I doubt if the Guardian cares. They are quite willing to make common cause with racists of any denomination (think Ben White, Cary Churchill, Ken Livingstone, Raeed Salah… ), if it helps delegitimize Israel.

      • “the actions of your government do that”

        No, they don’t. You and those you support do, i.e., Silverstein, the Guardian, etc. Stop trying to wriggle out of your responsibility for the racism and aggression you encourage and support.

  3. Noam: “the actions of your government do that”

    The elected representatives of the people of Israel defending their constituents who live under a permanent shadow of existential danger. The injustice of it all! Despotism, imperialism and vile lies about the Jewish people based on medieval libels, are what fuels your indignation. You are a moral void filled with a visceral hatred that you are incapable of recognising in yourself. Perfect material for today’s progressive crusaders fighting the against the perceived iniquities of Jewish national sovereignty.

      • Noam: ‘old tosh’ reveals your middle class English sensibilities. Typical parochial snob with imperialistic tendencies. You hate Israel so much because i) its full of Jews and ii) they taught the British what anti-imperialism really means.

        Well carry on old bean, having a crack at the yids.