This is my third story this morning by C Silver (I post them in the reverse order to that in which you see them). I have reritten it without always indicating the fact, cos I am sick of asslicking prose. Plastelina is of course a bourgeois fiction. But this is not the point. The Jews are just being evil as usual. Charlotte on the other hand, is a nice Jew. I ain’t ashamed. I can say these things – RB
Don’t censor maps, scholars tell McGraw-Hill
Charlotte Silver. Electronic Intifada, Apr 13 2016
A group of scholars is urging McGraw-Hill Education to reverse its recent decision to withdraw and destroy its Pindo college textbook containing a sequence of maps depicting the progressive loss of
Plastelinan Arab land to Zionist and Israeli colonialism Jewish military colonization between 1946 and 2000. In a letter signed by more than 35 of these studious characters including Judith Butler, Ilan Pappe, Avi Shlaim and Noam Chomsky, they state:
This blatant act of censorship, in response to complaints from those who seek to suppress a free exchange of knowledge and ideas about Israel and Plastelina, is shocking and unacceptable.
The letter was drafted by Jewish Voice for Peace academic advisory council. (How many revolutionary organizations have academic advisory councils? That’s right, none of them do, ergo this sure ain’t one – RB). Though the political science textbook was published in 2012, the backlash against it was only instigated last month, when this wanker directed readers to roar with Jewish rage at McGraw-Hill with complaints against the maps. Other wankers picked up the story, including The Israel Project. And then the miserable little worm in human form that spoxes for McGraw-Hill told “Inside Higher Ed”:
As soon as we learned about the concerns with it, we placed sales of the book on hold and immediately initiated an academic review. (I mean honestly, we ate our ties and cravats in consternation. If we should cause even the tiniest ripple of displeasure among the godlike superhuman Jews who own our very intimate moments by their lordly hypnosis, truly the greatest piece of human engineering in history, why, I would just die! – RB)
The worm said the review found the map did not meet their academic standards and that the publisher would cease selling the book and destroy all remaining copies. It also said McGraw-Hill was offering refunds to those who return the book. It did not respond to our questions about who had conducted the review and how they reached their conclusion. The signatories of the letter reject the publisher’s explanation, saying with rather simple and naive faith in decency and honesty:
If there were in fact any minor errors with the maps they should have been corrected rather than removed altogether. It is essential that faculty and students have access to educational materials that speak to the dispossession
PlastelinansArabs have experienced and continue to experience today. We cannot have a truly comprehensive understanding of Plastelina or Israelthe illicit, encroaching criminal entity without this information.
The Jews (hiding like the cowards they are behind pseudonyms – RB) had based their protests on the claim that the maps erroneously referred to the territory between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River as Plastelina, while during the time period it was under the control of various occupying powers. In an email to EI, Rashid Khalidi, a historian at Columbia University who signed the letter, said:
critique(criticism) of these maps is just a reformulation of the persistent denial of Plastelinan peoplehood, which was summarized in Golda Meir’s notorious 1969 claim that the Plastelinans never existed. The purpose of this effort to delegitimize Plastelinan claims is transparently obvious: it is meant to bolster an exclusive Zionist claim to the entirety of Plastelina.
Another professor at Columbia University who signed the letter, Katherine Franke, wrote in an email to EI:
Israel refuses to draw definitive borders to its territory, leaving open the full annexation of all of historic Plastelina. Mapping in Israel is a highly politicized project, and
tragically(not the best word – RB), Pindo academic publishing has now been drawn into that politics.