Reasoned discourse in Britain - "We Are All Hizbullah"
For some illustrative photos and video clips from an anti-Israel demonstration in London on August 5, see HERE.
(I assume there's no need to explain why the world-views expressed at this demonstration are deranged and morally despicable--but if there's anyone for whom that isn't immediately obvious, then trying to explain it would probably be pointless.)
=> N.B. I think the ironic tone of my title should be apparent to most readers. But to avoid any risk of giving a misleading impression, let add some explicit clarifications, even if that sounds pedantic.
Obviously, an openly pro-Hezbollah position has not been the dominant response of European public opinion. That's extreme. And even in less extreme forms, the kinds of political hysteria and media frenzy to which I referred have not been universal. (In fact, at the beginning of the current crisis, the degree of one-sided anti-Israel hysteria was probably less pronounced than in previous crises of this sort. And several important European governments have behaved in a surprisingly responsible manner, all things considered.) But there is no question that they have been disappointingly and perniciously widespread, in the usual boringly predictable manner.
=> Incidentally, the official theme of this demonstration was a demand for "Ceasefire Now!" Well, now that the draft UN Security Council calls for an immediate cease-fire, Hezbollah & its supporters have rejected it (which was also predictable).