Pro-Dieudonné Counterpunch gets Immediate Response.
Has soft-Soft-Spot for Holocaust Deniers.
The left-wing site’ have published this unwelcome contribution to the “Dieudonné debate”.
It is written by a certain Dianna Johnson.
French mainstream media and politicians are starting off the New Year with a shared resolution for 2014: permanently muzzle a Franco-African comedian who is getting to be too popular among young people.
To invent a pretext for destroying Dieudonné, the leading Jewish organizations CRIF (Conseil Représentatif des Institutions Juives de France, the French AIPAC) and LICRA (Ligue internationale contre le racisme et l’antisémitisme, which enjoys special privileges under French law) have come up with a fantasy to brand Dieudonné and his followers as “Nazis”. The quenelle is all too obviously a vulgar gesture roughly meaning “up yours”, with one hand placed at the top of the other arm pointing down to signify “how far up” this is to be. *
Like the best humorists, Dieudonné always targeted current events, with a warmth and dignity unusual in the profession.
She ends with this,
Yet in this escalation, the relationship of forces is very uneven. A humorist has words as his weapons, and fans who may disperse when the going gets rough. On the other side is the dominant ideology, and the power of the State.
In this sort of clash, civic peace depends on the wisdom of those with most power to show restraint. If they fail to do so, this can be a game with no winners.
In other worse, shut up you carpers and Jews.
Fortunately an immediate response is available by a true comrade,
Come on, Counterpunch, tell the facts Dieudonné is antisemitic.
02 JANVIER 2014 | PAR YANN KINDO
In the webmagazine Counterpunch published on January the 1st 2014 an article by Diana Johnstone about the « Dieudonné affair » in France, entitled « The Bête Noire of the French establishment ». This contribution being an answer to Johnstone’s, you should probably read hers first :
Counterpunch is a website that is proud to « tell the facts and name the names ». In fact, when we talk about Diana Johnstone’s piece, I have to admit that I have rarely read a paper which so obviously ignores the facts and hides the names the reader would need to know in order to understand the situation. I will try to tell the facts and the names, then. Of course, what I can’t tell you about Diana Johnstone is whether or not she is profoundly ignorant of what she’s writing about – if so, why write an article, then ???? -, or whether she knows the facts and names and just wants to hide them for a certain purpose. Nonetheless, the fact the she’s writing from Paris gives me a clue, and my guess would be that she’s lying by omission more than anything else.
Recently, Dieudonné made a comment about a jewish journalist who had criticised his new show, and the comment was the following :
“When I hear about Patrick Cohen, I think… the gas chambers, you know… too bad.”.
Very funny, isn’t it ? What do you think, Diana Johnstone ?
Quand je pense à ça…
Let us be clear Dieudonné is a a far-rightist.
These are his politics,
.On Saturday 21 March 2009, Dieudonné announced that he would run for the 2009 European Parliament election in the Île-de-France at the head of an “anti-communitarist and anti-Zionist” party. Other candidates on his party’s electoral list are Alain Soral and the Holocaust denier and former member of Les Verts Ginette Skandrani (also known as Ginette Hess), while Thierry Meyssan and Afrocentrist Kémi Seba, founder of the “Tribu Ka” are members of the party but do not run. The campaign would be conducted again by Marc George. In spite of the association of Dieudonné’s party with the Shiite Centre Zahra, whose president Yahia Gouasmi also runs on his list, his candidacy was supported by Fernand Le Rachinel, a former high ranking executive of the Front National and official printer of the party. In early May 2009, the French government studied the possibility of banning the party, but on 24 May, Justice minister Rachida Dati acknowledged that, in spite of moral objections, there was no legal ground to do so. On 28 May, it became known that Carlos “the Jackal” also expressed his hope Dieudonné would make it to Strasbourg. The Parti antisioniste finally scored 1.30% of the votes.
These are his “convictions”,
- On 14 June 2006, Dieudonné was sentenced to a penalty of 4,500 Euro for defamation after having called a prominent Jewish television presenter a “secret donor of the child-murdering Israeli army”.
- On 15 November 2007, an appellate court sentenced him to a 5,000 Euro fine because he had characterized “the Jews” as “slave traders” after being attacked in his theater le Théâtre de la Main d’Or.
- On 26 June 2008, he was sentenced in the highest judicial instance to a 7,000 Euro fine for his characterization of Holocaust commemorations as “memorial pornography”.
- On 27 February 2009, he was fined 75,000 Canadian dollars in Montreal for defamatory statements against the singer and actor Patrick Bruel after he called him a “liar” and an “Israeli soldier”.
- On 26 March 2009, Dieudonné was fined a total of 3,000 Euros for defamation after having criticised Elisabeth Schemla, a Jewish journalist who ran the now defunct Proche-Orient.Info website. He declared on 31 May 2005 that the website wanted to “eradicate Dieudonné from the audiovisual landscape” and had said of him that “he’s an anti-Semite, he’s the son of Hitler, he will exterminate everyone”.
- On 27 October 2009, he was sentenced to a fine of 10,000 Euros for “public insult of people of Jewish faith or origin” related to his show with Robert Faurisson.
- On 8 June 2010, he was sentenced to a fine of €10,000 for defamation towards the International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism, which he had called “a mafia-like association that organizes censorship”.
- On 10 October 2012, he was fined €887,135 for tax evasion. According to the French revenue service, Dieudonné failed to pay part of his taxes from 1997 to 2009
Those who continue to publish in Counterpunch, which has previously given vent to the views of Holocaust Denier, Israel Shamir, should be aware of this kind of outfit they are associating with.
Vermin is perhaps too kind of a word.
* Note it also means to sodomise somebody, which no doubt Counterpunsh endorses.