I have been interested in a particular double-standard that goes on within the Jayjg/IronDuke clique on Wikipedia, the labelling of certain people as "Anti-Semites", versus other labels. I will begin with the important caveat that there should be no quarter given to people who are in fact racist ideologues bent on persecution of any religious or racial minority. This, however, should not extend to the opponents of various governments and political policies.Jayjg (T-C-L-K-R-D)
has said that "it is neither BLP nor WP:UNDUE"
to call someone an "anti-semite" in a Wikipedia article, or more properly, to repeat an unnamed persons accusation that someone is such.
On the other hand, Jayjg has made it clear to Jgui (T-C-L-K-R-D)
that calling Victor Davis Hanson (T-H-L-K-D)
(with detailed citations) is a no-no, reminding him forcefully that "BLP is really serious stuff"
This has provided cover for Jayjg's meatpuppet IronDuke (T-C-L-K-R-D)
, who can't stand it
when his man Daniel Pipes (T-H-L-K-D)
is called a "neoconservative", even when presented with evidence that Pipes applied the label to himself
But, like his mentor, IronDuke isn't above labelling a Malaysian politician an Anti-Semite
, and reverting it many, many times against opposition, of course citing "BLP"!
If you dig into this, which isn't easy, you'll find that Jayjg is not so much nationalistically aligned as religiously. Israel Shahak (T-H-L-K-D)
, a Jewish scholar critical of Zionism, gets the Jayjg treatment, in this case with the substitution of sources
with those pointing out Shahak's "anti-semitism". (This particular incident led to complaints on ANI, which exposed another interesting Jay tactic: he deleted someone else's ANI post
, then restored it
(with his own), with an edit summary of "Oops", but -- did you catch it? -- in the process, changed the title of the section from "User:Jayjg" to "Israel Shahak". Jayjg is famous for this, and IronDuke does it as well, in places I can't find just now.
So, I am in no position to say who is or is not a neo-con, or (for the most part) an anti-semite. But this is a very notable tactic in the POV-pushing toolbox of Jayjg and his minions.