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Ghahraman clumsy, not racist

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OPINION: One summer as a teenager I had a temporary job and became friendly with one of my coworkers, with whom I enjoyed talking to about the news.

One day this person took me aside and offered to lend me a book but wouldn't tell me what it was about. I felt a little bit put out by the secrecy but agreed nonetheless.

I received delivery of the book next day and took it home to read. It was all about the people that the author thought really run the world and who are responsible for everything bad that happens. That is to say, it was a book about the Jewish people and their imagined crimes.

It was a bit of a shock to me and an early lesson in just how insidious conspiratorial thinking can be. We probably all know at least one person who is sunny, helpful and honest in their personal dealings who also harbours some absolutely crazy views about the world. And antisemitism is so persistently among those insane outlooks that i daresay we can assume it will never die.

* New Zealand Jewish Council accuses Green Party MP of ‘antisemitism’
* Security escort for Green MP Golriz Ghahraman after death threats
* Why not rebut Ghahraman's arguments, rather than label her a menace?

I didn't read the whole........

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