Weird tactics by wannabe witch-hunters: When did This Writer start leading Jewish Voice For Labour?

Wannabes: The fakes who are accusing decent people of anti-Semitism are like cartoon witch-hunters. They’d be funny if they weren’t trying so hard to harm decent people.

These obsessives get stranger by the day.

For the record, I am not Jewish, nor am I currently in the Labour Party, therefore I am not allowed to be a member of Jewish Voice for Labour. It only admits as full members people in the Labour Party who are Jewish.

But that didn’t stop troll “David Simon” (@DavidSimonSPG) from making that suggestion as part of a bizarre attempt to smear JVL for taking an interest in Islamophobia in Poland. Apparently this person reckons Jewish people thinking about Poland should only be able to think about the Holocaust:

There’s a case for suggesting that this is an anti-Semitic attitude in itself – denying Jewish people the right to self-determination.

But then he went one worse:

We’ll take these in order. Here’s JVL talking about anti-Semitism in Poland:

This addresses the issue that “David Simon” addressed initially – anti-Semitism in Poland being discussed by JVL. He had modified this to “anti-Semitic violence” but we may discard this.

I’ve already discussed why I can’t be a member of JVL, let alone leader of it. As for that hackneyed lie about me, here’s proof that I never said anything of the sort:

I think it was a clumsy attempt at guilt-by-association, and also at extending a false and disproved claim by repeating it until someone believes it again.

There was an attempt to double-down, with a claim that I must be a member of JVL because I used the word “let’s”. It’s very silly – look:

That’s right; we were discussing someone like “David Simon”, who was likely to be a paid troll or a bot. I had written “Let’s move on” – meaning everybody else in the conversation.

But “David Simon” wanted people to believe it meant I was a member of JVL.

That is the silliness of the fake “anti-Semitism” witch-hunters.

Fortunately this smear didn’t get very far, despite a second, flailing attempt at it:

Oh wait – there was another bit, to do with the leaflet that led to the claim that I was a Holocaust denier. Marvel at the silliness here:

Complete misrepresentation. I never had anything to do with the leaflet. I was challenged about it by a commenter on This Site and my comment was pointing out that there wasn’t enough information to make an educated response on the reasons it was written the way it was.

So that’s guilt by association, misrepresentation, anti-Semitism, and an attempt at “the big lie” (repeating a lie until people believe it) – which was, I believe, a Nazi tactic.

What a nasty person – if it is a person. And what a shining example of the people he represents. Next time you see anyone like “David Simon” making unevidenced accusations like these, the advice is clear: Ignore and block.


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6 Thoughts to “Weird tactics by wannabe witch-hunters: When did This Writer start leading Jewish Voice For Labour?”

  1. John D. Ingleson

    Typo alert ” currenlty “

    1. Mike Sivier

      Thanks – fixed.

  2. Jvl

    Mike

    You missed our response to ‘Simon’

    This is weird. JVL have regularly commented on Polish antisemitism and questioned why the Israeli Government gives Polish leaders such a warm welcome given their antisemitism and also why the Tory Party has aligned with them in the European parliament. https://twitter.com/DavidSimonSPG/status/1090997283049607168

    1. Mike Sivier

      For some strange reason it doesn’t appear to be there for me. That’s strange, considering this guy seems to think I’m your leader, and all.

  3. jvl

    It seems that “Simon” isn’t any happier when JVL: talks about Polish antisemitism. He (or the bot) responded to:

    Israeli MKs slam Netanyahu for hosting far-right governments jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/israeli-mks-sl… “The summit that Netanyahu is organising in February includes a PM who passed legislation that disgraces the memory of the Holocaust victims and a PM who publishes antisemitic content,”

    linked to https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/israeli-mks-slam-netanyahu-for-hosting-far-right-governments-next-month/

    with this comment

    David Simon @DavidSimonSPG
    12m
    Replying to @JVoiceLabour
    So you’re in favor of Lapid or Gabbay? I don’t think so: en-gb.facebook.com/jvoicelabour/p… You’re just against any Jewish Israeli party leaders-whatever the issue.

    In his eyes we cna’t win – except we are and he is very upset by that.

    1. Mike Sivier

      Indeed!

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