‘Centrists’ on both sides of the Atlantic shamefully silent – and challenged: “If you care, please care everywhere”
Yesterday the SKWAWKBOX reported the near-silence of centrist and right-wing figures in the UK about the disgraceful scenes of a nazi flag being waved by a right-winger at a rally in Arizona for presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.
Sanders took the disruption in his stride, but many of those most vocal in attacking the Labour Party over alleged antisemitism have been shamefully silent over a the antisemitic, neo-nazi outrage against Sanders, whose Jewishness has been the target of repeated politically-driven attacks in the US and even in the UK.
That lack of reaction by so-called ‘moderates’ in the UK has been mirrored in the US. It has prompted well-known left-wing member of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to speak out on Twitter to highlight the intrinsically-worrying aspects of this silence – not just about the flag incident but the persistent attacks by right-wing interests – and of the aggravating behaviour of her country’s media:
“If you care, please care everywhere”. Perfectly put.
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