October 19, 2003
Shameful Reticence

I can't find a link for my second point, and the first hardly needs one, so this post will be link-free.

Various blogs and news sources have reported that (a) PM Mahathir of Malaysia denounced the Jews for inventing "socialism, communism, human rights, and democracy", and (b) France and Greece were the two EU countries least enthusiastic about criticizing his speech. Even if they don't care about the anti-Semitism, I would have thought that the Greeks would at least object to the historical falsehood. After all, most of us think that democracy is a good thing, and that the Greeks invented it. If they can't stand up for the Jews, can't they at least stand up for themselves?

Posted by Dr. Weevil at October 19, 2003 08:13 PM