The title I have used for this post is a quote by the great German Marxist writer Bertolt Brecht in his play "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" and "THE BASTARD" he refers to is Adolf Hitler. He puts it better than I ever could and the quote came back to me as I have now started to again receive squalid and evil emails from anti Semitic Neo Nazis, all anonymous of course, they still talk tough but prefer to cower in hiding like the scum that they are. I will repeat what I have said before to these creeps, I remain a supporter of the Palestinian cause, as I have for approximately 40 years but I am in no way anti Semitic and I never have been. I remain implacably opposed to the State of Israel but I do not accept that the Israeli state represents Jews ‘per se’, I believe in fact that Israel is losing the enormous support and sympathy that it once enjoyed and that includes among Jewish people.
I also remain implacably opposed to discrimination against anyone based on race, creed or colour and I have the same respect for all, I have no doubt that I will continue to receive this poisonous garbage from these sick in the head fanatics but they will not change what I believe in. I urge everyone to be vigilant and report any instances of anti Semitic abuse or discrimination to the police, these are dangerous times and we must be vigilant and aware of past atrocities against the Jewish people and others.