Monday, December 10, 2007

Oxford Union: Private Eye's take on the event

Private Eye, the satirical magazine, has a great take on this event.


akl said...

was Oxford Union right to organise this debate? well in France the former 'disgraced' politician Bernard Tapie went on national TV with far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen. The outcome of the debate was that most people thought Tapie won hands down and at that time the Front Nationale was not doing particularly well in the opinion polls. Since then they have done much better and many of the far-right parties across Europe have got into government (eg Italy with Berlusconi, Denmark, Austria, Holland etc). So did Tapie act to discredit or legitimise Le Pen? I dont know, but the inclusion of politics that represents these views is an ever present reality across Europe. The ostrich mentality is not cutting it.

hockey hound said...

"(eg Italy with Berlusconi, Denmark, Austria, Holland etc)"

All of them countries in the process of being transmogrified by the religion of Islam. Europe is now "an old and foolish king who will no longer be admonished." The ostrich is hiding from this reality.

akl said...

...and? 'transmogrified by the religion of Islam' what does that mean?

hockey hound said...

transmogrify: to transform (something), often with grotesque effect. -Penquin English Dictionary

Pierre said...

Some comments about the Rosenblatt "Apple Story" mention that a version of it was published on

This is a respected site of Jewish information. It may interest you that after I wrote them, pointing out how this story contradicts verifiable historical facts, I received from them the following e-mail, dated 8/31/08.

" Dear Peter Kubicek

"I wanted to let you know that we decided to unpublish this article due to the questions of its veracity. Thank you for your help in this matter.

"Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith
Jerusalem, Israel"

I happen to be the same age as Mr. Rosenblatt. As a survivor of six German concentration camps, I view his story from the perspective of the other side of the fence; and I can tell you that the entire Apple Story is no more than a fairy tale -- heartwarming, to be sure -- but pure fiction nevertheless.