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Sara Gibbs @Sara_Rose_G
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The problem with trawling through Corbyn’s past to find problematic things he’s said & done is - nobody new cares. People fall into 3 categories: people who became wise to it the first time they saw him engage in something unacceptable, people who are disinterested...
...and people who will defend him no matter what. Nobody is on the fence about Corbyn or ignorant about his past problematic views & associations. For those who defend him, they either dismiss it all as smears or the goalposts have moved so far now that they see nothing wrong...
It’s that awful vicious cycle of being vindicated, but nobody caring, so presenting more & more evidence, but people responding to that by thinking you’re hysterical / desperate / clutching at straws. Instead of being an exposé of things that would have sunk any...
...other politician, it is all so hotly contested by his followers that to a casual, disengaged bystander, it looks like some weird, shrill conflict of two sides. And the more you try to warn / educate / expose, the more shrill you look. And worst of all...
...the more normalised it becomes to push the boundaries of what is and isn’t antisemitic until it has become redefined by people who have no right or qualification to define it. The more we defend ourselves, the emboldened & justified people feel in their antisemitism.
I don’t know what the answer is. It is a howlingly frustrating time to be Jewish. I’ve never felt less heard, understood or cared for. It’s depressingly rare to find non-Jews who are ready to listen & learn & aren’t just engaging on a combative level. I’m exhausted.
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