Wednesday, September 28, 2011

ADL Supports Censorship. Crayonophobia?

ADL Joins Local Jewish Agencies in Successfully Urging Oakland’s Museum of Children’s Art to Cancel Controversial Exhibit of Art by Gaza Children
Along with the East Bay Jewish Community Relations Council and the Jewish Federation of the East Bay, ADL persuaded Oakland’s Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA) to reconsider an exhibit of war-themed art from Gazan children. The exhibit was sponsored by the Middle East Children’s Alliance which has a long history of strident anti-Israel activism. It contained numerous violent images depicting a politically biased view squarely and exclusively against Israel.

That was an excerpt from a recent email sent to supporters of the ADL, once a group that opposed prejudice and now a group that foments hate and political repression. You can see the whole email here.

I don't think i am alone in wondering what it is that the ADL fears from kids crayons. Is it ...crayonophobia? Look that up in your DSM IV

Maybe it is the idea that people might see the suffering of Palestinian children, and might respond in a human way.

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