Most of those who were political hotshots in the socialist movement of my youth have been inactive for between forty to fifty years. They withdrew from antiwar activism, became bantustate Zionists, & eventually settled into comfortable retirement. Now they’re resurrecting like Saint Lazarus from the grave to defend the Iranian theocracy though they never made a peep about war against the Syrian Arab Spring–or for that matter against Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, Libya. It’s not a contradiction; it’s a political corruption that defends a Jewish-only state as well as the Iranian theocracy.