I could not help chuckle at Andrew Potter’s take on Sid Ryan of CUPE, thought the subject is rather sombre. Comparing Jews to Nazis seems to be in vogue these days, especially amongst the historically challenged. Blaming the victim now extends to Israel and its reaction to the murderous jihadists lobbing rockets at their civilian population –adults and children –
I wonder if Mr Ryan considered there might be a few Jewish employees within his Union rolls; but, of course, they would not count. They are biased.
If Palestinians have achieved one thing in their anti-Israel campaign of murder and mayhem, it is to achieve an acceptance of neo-anti-Semitic vitriol among people so inclined in other parts of the world, including Canada. The fact that Israel now can defend its people is seen as justification for bigoted behaviour by wing-nuts like Mr Ryan and others of the same ilk.
Then again, perhaps it is Potter’s second hypothesis that is the case: that Sid Ryan is an Israel sleeper agent, sent to hold out to ridicule the absurdities of such people; their beliefs and their fantasies.