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The philosophy of science seems distant from political & everyday life. But it maps the fuzzy border between faith & rational thought about facts. "When you tell me I'm wrong you prove that I'm right!" Witch-finders & Freudians unite! You have nothing to lose but your brains:
An example from @Jonathan_K_Cook: "McCarthyism is not just the hounding of someone because their views are unpopular. It is the creation...of a perfect, self-rationalising system of incrimination...the modern political parallel of the witch hunt." jonathan-cook.net/blog/2019-02-2…
In UK politics an epidemic of accusations of antisemitism against @jeremycorbyn & the #LabourParty seems to be a proxy indicator of awareness & fear in some parts of our political world that #JeremyCorbyn's fairly relentless focus on #Austerity & Tory misdeeds does get results.
The Tory party must truly be scared if it finds good news for #JeremyCorbyn even when his studied ambivalence about #Brexit is driving some of his strongest supporters mad with suspicion & fear that he may be tricked into accepting a Potemkin #Lexit front on a right-wing Brexit.
When all of that coincides with an election in #Israel, with the #Netanyahu-#Trump axis united on #Jerusalem & on the annexation of the #GolanHeights & of illegal settlements on #Palestinian land in the #WestBank it's no surprise to see the #JewishLabourMovement on the attack.
Members of the #JewishLabourMovement need not be in the #LabourParty or Jewish. They should ‘maintain & promote Labour or Socialist Zionism as the movement for self-determination of the Jewish people within the state of Israel’ & accept ‘the centrality of Israel in Jewish life’.
As @tonylerman explains "...today, the Party acquiesces to the fact that, as far as I can ascertain, no other affiliated society makes membership dependent on the individual expressing support for the official, nationalist ideology of another state." See opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocra…
When the well-being & mutual interdependence of all the nations of these islands including the Republic of Ireland is at stake in the gamble of #Brexit, can members of the #JewishLabourMovement who also belong to the #LabourParty see this without shame? theguardian.com/politics/2019/…
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