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Why Environmentalism is Not a Threat to the Jewish People

A Response to the Anti-Defamation League's Propaganda Against Animal Rights and Environmental Activists

By Punkerslut

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Start Date: July 22, 2011
Finish Date: July 22, 2011

"The Anti-Defamation League, a self-described Jewish defense and civil rights organization, acknowledges it has long collected information on groups that are anti-Semitic, extremist or racist. The ADL's fact-finding division, headed by Irwin Suall in New York, enjoys a reputation for thoroughness and has often shared its information with police agencies and journalists.

"However, evidence seized from Bullock's computer shows he kept files on at least 950 groups of all political stripes, including the American Civil Liberties Union, Earth Island Institute, the United Auto Workers, Jews for Jesus, Mother Jones magazine, the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Bo Gritz for President Committee, the Asian Law Caucus and the AIDS activist group ACT UP."
          --The Los Angeles Times, April 13, 1993 [*1]

Info: "Ecoterrorism: Extremism in the Animal Rights and Environmentalist Movements," a Propaganda Pamphlet by the Anti-Defamation League.


     According to a 2003 report by the ADL, your group "has denounced a campaign by an animal rights group that compares slaughtering animals to the murder of 6 million Jews in World War II." (CNN.com) So, only you're allowed to do that? I mean, I see on your site, side-by-side, two things about concentration camps: one, supporting education about concentration built for Jews during World War 2, and two, supporting the currently-existing concentration camps in Israel, like Camp Ofer.

     This concerns me, as something like a stinging contradiction. Are you familiar with Mordechai Vanunu? He a Jewish scientist in Italy who was snatched up illegally by a gestapo force that simply wore emblems of the state of Israel. Camp, prison, torture cell, call it what you want, he was locked up for a long time for exposing an illegal, international arms program in Israel. Think about that -- every nation in the world has a reason to Nuke Jerusalem right now because of its illegal nuclear development, and Mordechai tried to stop that. What do you do? Complete, unallied support for the state of Israel, their concentration camps, their genocide in the street, etc., etc..

     It's so funny that it's paradoxical: Hitler complained that the Germans were being oppressed. Here, you complain the Jews are being oppressed. That's all fine and well, I suppose, until you decide that building concentration camps for genocide is a good idea. Don't like concentration camps? Abolish the state of Israel. You do like concentration camps then? Then shut the hell up about the Holocaust, because you're the last one I want to hear about it from: supporters of modern concentration camps, all of them cited as human rights violations by major, international NGO's.

     And, while you're holding up signs in defense of those camps, you really think you can step out and say, "Hey, you animal rights activists! Only *WE* get to talk about the Holocaust to defend our political agenda! You don't get anything! Who cares if those concentration camps ACTUALLY WERE USED TO TARGET ALL LEFTISTS, from gays to animal rights activists. Six million Jews -- but there were many millions more of other human beings who died under the same, or in fact, worse conditions, because they were "Leftists."

     The number one thing in your about section is "scrutinizes and exposes extremists and hate groups". Can you explain to me what kind of extremist talks about the Holocaust, supports a nation that builds concentration camps, and then gets all offended, when someone else connects the Holocaust to the oppression of animalkind? You're aware that the suffering of the Jewish Holocaust is a drop in an ocean of animal suffering, right? You're aware that Jews, in concentration camps, were treated like angels compared to the cattle in our factory farms?

     Your organization "defends the security of Israel and Jews worldwide..." So, you spend your time attacking Animal Rights groups for describing the slaughter of animalkind as similar to the Holocaust -- but then you turn around, and line up, side by side, the Holocaust with your political agenda, which includes the support of Human Rights Violations, Human Trafficking, Concentration Camps, and Genocide. And I can name at least one Jew you didn't do anything in terms of security for: Mordechai Vanunu, and the Israeli people. They're a legitimate target of being nuked, not because they're in Israel, but because of intolerant groups like yours, that defend those nations when they commit human rights violations.

     I did a search through your website for the words "Sholom" and "Schwartzbard." No reference. The only Jewish person to escape a land full of concentration camps, and to kill the man who organized them, was denied entrance to Israel -- and they don't get so much as half a mention on your website or in your discussion of the Holocaust. Why? Oh, well... maybe because the concentration camps that Sholom Schwartzbard escaped were built and managed by American allies. That's right, it probably hits a little too close to home for you, supporting Israel, another American ally, who manages camps and is built around exclusion.

     There's no need for you to act like a guardian of the Holocaust's memory, when you openly mock it by your ignorance. In fact, that first article I mentioned was written in 2003, and there haven't been many Animal Rights activists using the Holocaust in their references at all. And yet your entire website is full of hate literature -- about animal rights activists.

From the ADL.org Website
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     "Ecoterrorism: Extremism in the Animal Rights and Environmentalist Movements" is the name of one of your publications. These groups are listed as being vicious, too. Their aim? According to your document, "To end the exploitation of animals and the destruction of the environment, typically by causing damage to the operations of companies in related industries or terrorizing executives and employees of these and associated companies." (ADL.org) Pardon my speaking, but it really is now like the Holocaust: those who perform vicious torture experiments on gorillas and puppies, stabbing them in the eyes with chemicals and skinning them to see how long they can live, resemble Dr. Goebbels, and all of his experiments upon Jews. I never really thought about it like that... until you gave me the idea.

     But wait a minute, this article about Ecoterrorism SAYS NOTHING about Jewish people. Are you charging eco-activists with being anti-semitic? No. Are you charging them with racism? No. Are you charging them with hating Jewish people, with defaming the Jewish people, or intending to defame the Jewish people? No. I don't see any of that. In your article, you list their evil methods: "The most damaging occurred on August 1, 2003, when arsonists burned down a housing complex under construction in San Diego, destroying a five-story building and 100-foot-high crane; losses were estimated at $50 million. A 12-foot banner reading 'If you build it, we will burn it.'" So, the ADL is officially aligned with the rapists of the earth? What the hell are you doing defending some abandoned building complex from teenagers with Molotov cocktails? What the hell does any of this have to do with "defending the Jewish people from defamation"? What the hell are you doing???

     New anti-Animal Rights article published, May 12, 2011, "A widespread campaign of intimidation and violence by animal rights extremists against University of California (UC) scientists and researchers has been marked by numerous acts of harassment, vandalism and a series of firebombings and attempted firebombings deliberately targeting individuals." (ADL.org) Again, no reference to antisemitism, no reference to Jews, no reference to the Jewish people, no reference to defamation against the Jewish people. Oh, but waiiiiit -- there are references to at least five or six other articles against Animal Rights activists.

     Another article, March 18, 2009, describes the Primate Freedom Project, "dedicated to ending the use of nonhuman primates in biomedical and harmful behavioral experimentation," however, you're opposed to them, because, "In spite of the disclaimer stating that it does not encourage criminal activity, PFP has applauded the work of ALF [Animal Liberation Front] and ALB [Animal Liberation Brigade] targeting UCLA personnel identified on its Web site." There is a reference to Jews here, though: the PFP started "a museum in Madison, Wisconsin, that likens the treatment of animals in research labs to that of Jews and others who suffered during the Holocaust." (ADL.org)

     Wait, are you saying that what happens to animals isn't like what happened to the Jews? It's a lot worse actually. That's a fact, and all you need to do is research the Holocaust and compare it to any number of animal experimentation going on. Even then, it seems counter-productive to see some animal rights activists, and then just to jump up with the knee-jerk reaction, "Wait, we Jews suffered more than those animals!" Again, I need to ask, what the hell are you doing?

     Another article on March 18, 2009, begins by attacking an animal rights activist, "As one of the primary spokespeople for the extreme animal rights movement, Vlasak frequently speaks to media in support of acts of violence and intimidation carried out against UC scientists." (ADL.org) Just what the hell are you doing?

     How does any of this have to do with: "mobilizes communities to stand up against bigotry" and "monitors hate on the Internet" and "provides expertise on domestic and international terrorism" and "probes the roots of hatred" and "fosters interfaith/intergroup relations"? (ADL.org) It has nothing to do with any of your stated goals! At best, you're just trying to funnel funding away from anti-discrimination and bigotry groups, and you're pumping it into propaganda against the environmental and animal rights movement. Again, I need to ask, again and again, what the hell do you think you're doing? That sounds like the greatest achievement -- of America's Nazi Party.

     If you believe in fighting racism, then apologize for everything you've ever said against Animal Rights and Environmental activists: "I'm sorry. Instead of defending an exploited and oppressed minority the globe over, I have decided to attack animal rights activists, and to do it in the name of defending that oppressed minority. And I will never do it again." You owe it to the Jewish people, the world, and especially, yourselves.

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"...a man has a perfect right to interfere by force with the slaveholder, in order to rescue the slave."
          --Henry David Thoreau, 1860
          "A Plea for Captain John Brown"

Andy Carloff


*1. "New Details of Extensive ADL Spy Operation Emerge : Inquiry: Transcripts reveal nearly 40 years of espionage by a man who infiltrated political groups," by Richard C. Paddock, April 13, 1993, published by the LA Times, LaTimes.com.

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