COLUMN 109, SEPTEMBER 1, 2004
(Copyright © 2004 The Blacklisted Journalist)
DID ISRAELI ASK $$
MCGREEVY SHOULD NOT RESIGN! HOMOSEXUALITY IS NO CRIME. EXTORTION IS! WHO IS GOLAN CIPEL?
WHAT ARE HIS LINKS TO
ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE? IS
HE THE G.O.P.'S 'OCTOBER SURPRISE?' WHY DID HE GO? WILL HE BE BACK? HOW DID AN ISRAELI GET INTO NJ'S STATE GOV'T?
What is Sad is Governor McGreevey's apparent self-hate and lack of true self-consciousness and courage. The alleged partner as McGreevey's cited "Adulterous
Homosexual Affair" is Golan Cipel. This was speculated about two years ago. McGreevey met Cipel in Israel, where he allegedly was a minor municipal official.
He then followed or was "brought back " by McGreevey . Cipel was first proposed as
Homeland Security for the state, but was rejected by the Legislature, correctly so,
because he was a foreign national and the Feds would give him no security information.
Next he was moved to be the Governor's liason to the Jewish Community of New Jersey. I complained in a press release condemning the Anti-Defamation League for its attacks on me as Poet Laureate (New Jersey's Last!) wondering publicly about the special treatment given an Israeli foreign national---particularly given the extremely controversial politics surrounding Israel's foreign policy. Namely its oppression of the Palestinians, its refusal to abide by any United Nations resolutions to withdraw from the Palestinian West Bank and its refusal to stop the illegal settler incursions into Palestinian land. Wouldn't Cipel influence the Jewish Community in New Jersey to follow the Israeli outrages out of blind nationalism?
Cipel is now saying he is not Gay! That for two years he was "resisting the governors sexual advances." Apparently these did not become intolerable until he lost his last state government appointment. Mc Greevey, upon being confronted by these obviously extortionist demands for money from Cipel, should have called the police. Then admitted he was Gay, apologized for the
The Governor should've stood firm because his resignation undermines the struggle for Gay rights
adultery and deviousness, but he should have stood firm, especially if he really wanted to be a staunch, nay,
believable, supporter of Gay Rights. McGreevey's resignation, if nothing else, undermines the struggle for Gay Rights. This is nothing but a weakening of the whole
struggle---no matter the sector of the national community---for A Peoples' Democracy!
And personally, I wonder: Did Cipel urge McGreevey to defend real or perceived criticism of Israeli foreign policy as "Anti-Semitism" (as he did by ordering me to resign as Poet Laureate)? Joined by the unscrupulous Anti-Defamation League, which just recently lost a 9 million dollar suit for libeling of a couple in Colorado? One also wonders how this scandal, erupting a few months before the Presidential Elections---just like the Monica Lewinski sexual explosion that also happened a few months before another Bush-involved national election---damages the Democratic Party image. It is no secret that Israel prefers Bush permissiveness and aid in their attempt at Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine!
One also remembers a few years ago, when Jimmy Carter was President, how the Israeli secret service---Mossad---busted Andy Young, the U.S. Afro-American Representative to the United Nations. His crime? Wanting to talk directly to the Palestinians!
It is no secret that Senator Corzine would be a popular choice and would win an election as New Jersey's new governor. The present "office temp", Richard Codey , President of the Legislature---whom I once addressed as a "nincompoop"---brings to mind an old-time ward heeler, for whom corruption is part of his salary! Once, when I tried to point out that he could not remove me as Poet Laureate because to do so would be unconstitutional---that to remove me would be an example of ex-post facto legislation that delegitimizes prior acts---Codey responded, without blinking, "We can do anything we want!."
"That's what Treffinger thought," I said, getting my hat!.
NO! Governor McGreevey SHOULD NOT RESIGN because HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOT A CRIME. But, somebody should tell MR CIPEL, that EXTORTION IS! ##
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