- Oct 25, 2017
When Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar was attacked in March for “invoking the anti-Semitic trope of ‘dual loyalty’” in her criticisms of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)—a Jewish non-govermental organization based in the United States, whose stated mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all”—was among the first to call on Congressional leaders to “take immediate action” against her.
I will preface this - idgaf about pewdiepie, this is more about the idea of people changing.
Not really anti-Semitic, but anti-Arab and dedicated to further subjugating and removing the Palestinian population from Israel. They have conducted surveillance on communities of color and basically exist as a propaganda arm of the right wing of Israel's government. They have also been condemned by antizionist Jewish organizations such as IJAN.
I believe it is possible, but after multiple incidents with Pewdiepie, I'm not sure it will ever happen. This is a first good step, but it's still only a step.
Yes, if you are in any way for Palestinian rights, there is no way in hell you would ever stand okay for the ADL. They are basically Israel propaganda in the states. I am sure they do some good work too, just saying there are two sides to that conflict and the ADL has been completely ridiculous in the past on multiple occasions with their fear mongering, racism, et cetera. That should never be overlooked by anyone period just because this guy gives a company a bunch of cash to say SORRY.Not really anti-Semitic, but anti-Arab and dedicated to further subjugating and removing the Palestinian population from Israel. They have conducted surveillance on communities of color and basically exist as a propaganda arm of the right wing of Israel's government. They have also been condemned by antizionist Jewish organizations such as IJAN.
Under the guise of fighting hate speech, the ADL has a long history of wielding its moral authority to attack Arabs, blacks, and queers.bostonreview.net
Given the conversation I was engaging in, I have a few reasons to bring it up, so I'm not sure why you replied the way you did given that's it isn't constructive.
I was genuinely worried this wouldn't be up on the first page. The ADL is not the worst but they sure do try sometimes.
Great postADL is literally an anti-bigotry league. Him donating to them indicates he is willing to use his "brand" to stand against bigotry, no matter what he did in the past.
People on Era need to learn that a person is not worth one act, and one act alone. PDP is a shithead, and has acted like one in the past. That doesn't mean he can't try to change, or that he can't put himself on a path to redemption. He can, and hopefully he goes through with it. We should be hoping for that, for him as a person to be redeemed, and him as a public figure to be making a stand for the right thing, rather than continuing to treat him with suspicion when he is literally putting his money where his mouth is for the right thing. I understand being wary, so am I. But don't be so quick to dismiss the possibility of someone growing and getting better with time. Too many people on Era, most people on Era, fail to account for that, in their haste to "cancel".
Please, take this to its logical conclusion. What other bad stuff does "the resetera collective" forget very quickly and why?
It's not uncommon for a celebrity to make a major story out of donating as a means of "making amends" and then just going radio silent and not actually do anything. And unfortunately people will take that silence and assume the donation was sent anyway, because people naturally assume good faith and forward momentum.