to news that he’s being sued again.
And I’m pleasantly surprised. Maybe I should just stop being so cynical.
You guys are amazing!
When I wasn’t airborne today, I did have a chance to read some of the many e-mails I received in response to my blog entry about Warren Kinsella’s threat to sue me. I appreciate those, and I’m grateful for both the financial and moral support.
There were many people who had already contributed to my legal fights, some for the fourth or fifth time — thank you again for that.
What was striking to me, however, was how many new people wrote to me — people who aren’t usually on my side of a debate.
I received e-mails from two separate machers at the Canadian Jewish Congress in Toronto. I didn’t know either of them well, and hadn’t spoken to one of them in years. It was startling to hear their support for me, given that Kinsella is a CJC committee member (and that I frequently lambaste the CJC on this blog). One of the machers even made a PayPal contribution, too. I called him back, and he lamented the CJC’s overly-amorous dalliance with radical Muslim groups in Canada. It seems that there is a disconnect between some of the CJC’s supporters and directors, and the direction of Bernie “Burny” Farber. I told my newfound supporter that Kinsella’s lawsuit against me was a symptom of the problem — the problem itself was the CJC’s affection for censorship, and its kid glove treatment of radical groups like the Canadian Islamic Congress. He didn’t disagree.
But if you think getting a donation for my legal defence fund from the CJC is weird, how about this: I received a letter of support from someone who works at Daisy Consulting Group — Kinsella’s own lobby firm! It was a brief note, but it was a note of support, sent from the company e-mail, with the corporate signature block on it.
Jay Currie adds:
In a literal sense Farber is fighting the last war. Which is tragic because in the current war — with Canadians in harm’s way defeating the Taliban — and in the many lawfare cases around the world — the real enemy, radical Islam is just as anti-semitic as the old enemy was.