Monday, August 6, 2012

Thomas Naylor Continues His Role As An Anti-American, Anti-Semitic Tool of Iran's Propaganda Ministry

Back in December of 2011 I wrote about the Second Vermont Republic's founder, Thomas H. Naylor's repeated attacks on the U.S. via Iran's propaganda website Press TV, the 24-hour English language news network owned by the state-owned media corporation Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. When Press TV was first created in July of 2007 it made a short lived pretense at offering news broadcasts that, while often amateurish, utilized presenters with real news backgrounds. That soon came to an end during Iran's 2009 election and the resulting demonstrations. In its short, five year existence Press TV has been mired in controversy, not the least of which has been its reliance on U.S. writers and bloggers with strong ties to the American anti-Semitic, Holocaust denying and, at times, neo-Nazi associated website community like CounterPunch, Veterans Today and American Free Press.

Thus far this year Naylor's done two more self-important, bloviating interviews with Press TV, one last week here and this one in January that played to Press TV's virulently anti-Semitic, Holocaust denying audience:
"The problem is that President Obama... and his foreign policy is effectively under the control of the rightwing Likud of Israel with the complete compliance of the United States media."

(Note that crack Press TV staff uses a Charlotte, NC (pop. 751,000) skyline graphic for Charlotte, VT (pop. 3,500) resident Thomas Naylor)

That's right, Naylor repeated the long discredited anti-Semitic trope that Jews control the U.S. government and that the media is in cahoots with Jews. And in what was probably meant to be a secesher twofer, Thomas Naylor's longtime ally and co-founder of his misbegotten attempt at establishing his personal Empire in the Green Mountain state, Kirkpatrick Sale, made his own pitch later that day that there is a viable secession movement in the U.S. Sale's hatred of Israel is so deep seated that he has even said in his awful, despotic essay, "Time to End the Israel 'Experiment'" :
"I am arguing that the original idea of a Jewish state, from the Balfour Declaration on down, was a mistake..."

"It is of course not so easy to know what to do to undo that mistake, but I would argue that a world that can make a state can unmake it."
It's long past time for what remains of the Vermont secessionist leadership - VT Commons publisher Rob Williams, VTC content editor and anti-Vermont National Guard activist Juliet Buck and VTC's quack medicine contributor Jennifer Stella - to disown Naylor and his Second Vermont Republic co-founder Sale's vile, unabashed anti-Semitism or own it.

Wait, we already have former SVR co-chair Williams' statement on the matter:
"(T)he thing is - I agree with Thomas re: Israel."
So, Juliet and Jennifer, what's it to be?

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At Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 9:51:00 PM EDT , Blogger ntodd said...

"Four of us. This shows that we're a real force, real mainstream, not 'fringe'."

Thought you might get a chuckle out of this:


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