Not victory but surrender: Revised California Democratic Party resolutions still have virulently ant
We wrote about the anti-Israel/anti-Semitic resolutions being proposed by the California Democratic Party here and here. According to what was reported, the resolutions were softened so they weren't quite so anti-Jewish.
We made a mistake. We took someone else's word for it. According to the indispensable Elder of Ziyon, who read the relevant portions of the revised resolutions, there are still big problems.
While the revised resolutions are much better than those originally proposed, their texts show that there are still significant problems - problems that the mainstream Democratic party do not consider to be problems at all. Possibly the worst one is 18-11.39L, "Fight Antisemitism, and Identify it Correctly." The "Identify It correctly" is an addition to the original resolution. Let's look at it a paragraph at a time:
WHEREAS the recent murders of 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue bear witness to an 2 alarming re-emergence of virulent antisemitism that is a core element of historical and currently resurgent white supremacy in the United States and around the world, whose adherents aim their toxic verbal and violent hate also at a wide variety of other scapegoats – Muslims, refugees, Latinos, indigenous people, immigrants, Blacks, Arabs, LGBTQ-identified people and women, among others, and at the left in general – all in an effort to install and bolster regimes that promote nationalism, racism and sexism to suppress democracy, worker rights and movements to save our planet; and
Much like how Congress watered down its antisemitism resolution aimed at Ilhan Omar's offensive statements to make it a meaningless resolution against all bigotry, the CDP did the same here - in a resolution whose title says it is about antisemitism. Not only that, it conflates vicious attacks in Jews as in Pittsburgh with anyone on the right criticizing anyone on the Left! This is not a victory. It is an insult.
There is more, and some of it is worse. Recommended reading.