There is an unhealthy growth of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (disaffected “trendy” lefties with too much money and too much time) which reflects a fundamental loathing of western civilisation.
The BDS movement is anti-semitic in origin, with a hatred of Israel, but is also reflected in a hatred of Christianity and Judaism. Curiously these anti-religious types do not extend that hatred to Islam.
But it is being extended to the arts, with a number of third-rate “artists” threatening to withdraw from the Sydney Biennale because of Transfield’s part ownership of Transfield Services’ operations at Nauru and Manus Island. As a result, philanthropist and a great Australian, Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, has resigned as Chairman and withdrawn his company’s money from the Biennale.
It was his father, Franco, who established the Biennale in 1973. Over the years it has grown, and the Belgiorno-Nettis family have been the long-term patrons.
They should be applauded and honoured, yet the management of the Biennale would rather side with a small rabble of disaffected and privileged artists.
This is the final objective of the BDS movement – to have a range of activities and religions banned. They are fundamentally fascist and intolerant, despite being the standard bearers of ‘diversity’. Oh the hypocrisy.
Hopefully the Biennale this year will collapse for want of funds. It is time that the BDS movement tasted the bitter fruit of their hatred.