This was a quiet week compared to previous weeks from Kasrils. This week he only penned 4 letters to the local print media.
As usual Kasrils responded to each and every article or letter critical of his Middle East positions. It’s a trend that keeps repeating – Kasrils gets space to crucify those who responded to his original articles always using his public profile to ensure he gets the last word in.
In my post Mulholland Skins Kasrils I urged readers to watch out for Kasrils' childish response. Sure enough, last week Kasrils did reply with a personal attack on Mulholland just as he did the week before when Peter Fabricius skinned him. Helen Suzman also came in for some biting Kasrils remarks after she dared criticise his attitudes towards Israel.
A favourite retort now from Kasrils is to try and fool others into believing that Albert Einstein was an anti-Zionist.
Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of our time who understands more about Einstein than red Ronnie ever will, writes that Einstein’s second great cause was Zionism and that he was “an outspoken supporter of Zionism”. In fact because of this support an anti-Einstein organisation was even set up and one of its members was convicted of inciting others to murder Einstein. Hawking writes that Einstein's vocal support of Zionism was rewarded in 1952 when he was offered the presidency of Israel.
Kasrils is not engaging in debate. He is repeating the same points over and over again – tactics typical of fascist/communist propaganda machines. Kasrils heads the network of spies that dominates the National Intelligence Agency. Truth and honesty are not words that would be used to describe a spy boss. Kasrils is a professional at disguising the truth and his public utterances should be viewed with all the circumspect that a “spy boss” boastful of a “Cuban Friendship Award” deserves.
Upon turning down the offer of the Israel presidency Einstein remarked “Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.”
The empty politics of Mr Kasrils are indeed for the present. A minor hate filled disruption that will have no positive lasting effect on the future of Israelis or Palestinians.