If it were April Fool's Day I might have expected it, but the big joke of the moment is that a resolution drafted by Yemen proposes to "commemorate" the first Durban Conference with "high visibility initiatives" during a 2011 UN General Assembly to be held in New York City. Last time I looked, commemorate meant, "
We can all imagine the fireworks such a charade of human rights advocacy will unleash were this idea to be approved and NYC really became the proposed site. I can just hear the demagoguery and hate speech of both right and left -- Pamela Geller times 100 v. Naomi Klein times 100. But, it doesn't seem to me to be a good idea to make the fight only about a proposed US location, which is probably where all the ammunition will get used up. Because, perhaps, given enough time and preparation, intelligent anti-delegitimization initiatives could force a change of agenda. Anti-Durban 2 activism was mainly defensive. What if the next conference, taking place in "Hymie-town", gave us a chance to delegitimize the delegitimizers?