Beyond the Cusp

November 22, 2018

Rebirth of an Ancient Hatred: Part 2

 

All of these things are small if taken one-by-one but together give many a large amount of latitude to be overly critical of Israel. Where Israel is not perfect, and what nation is, she is not the main difficulty in the world as so many make out she is. Where being critical of Israel is not necessarily a sign of anti-Semitism, when somebody makes special rules for Israel, only criticizes Israel and no one else, blames Israel for actions others took or that Israel did not commit and other such variations of these or anything where Israel is being harshly criticized unfairly, that is anti-Semitism. There is a means for determining if criticism of Israel is anti-Semitism called the 3D Test of Anti-Semitism which was designed by Natan Sharansky, and these 3D’s are Demonization, Double Standards and Delegitimization. These are relatively obvious and make for an easy means of judging if the condemnations and complaints people put forth about Israel fall under anti-Semitism. There is another which did not fall within Natan Sharansky’s definition, and that is obsession. If a person obsesses over Israel and solely Israel and Jews generally, you can pretty much bet you have an anti-Semite in your midst. This takes knowing somebody for longer than one or two demonstrations and can be easily ascribed to people with whom you work, socialize, play sports with regularly or anyone with whom you have a regular reason to be in contact and you get to know their likes and dislikes. Then there is the anti-Semite who never quite comes out and says anything derogatory about Jews but always leaves a hint that this is what he means but always comes up just short of actually committing it to words. Such a person will likely have other prejudices which he will speak around in very much the same fashion. We have found that these are people with whom it is best to leave a fair amount of distance from oneself.

 

The reality is much of anti-Semitism today falls into two categories with separate origins. The first is the anti-Semitism which has existed throughout history, the plain all-out hatred of Jews. Standing almost two meters in height, having blonde hair with blue eyes and appearing about as Aryan as one can get, I have personally heard quite a bit more anti-Semitic talk and accusations than the average Jew. The reaction I get from those who have expressed such beliefs, often in more than one meeting, have some of the most interesting reactions when informed by myself or another in the group that I am a Jew. Some get rather pale and start apologizing like at that point it will help. Many simply start going through their denial phase of anti-Semitism which I now refer to as the Jeremy Corbyn reaction. Another group will simply challenge that I am actually a Jew and will inevitably demand I tell them my Jew name, at which time I just tell them my given Hebrew name which also appears to seldom convince them, some claiming I just made it up just then. Others actually get angry and accuse me of being a Jew who is an enforcer looking for anti-Semites. And others simply walk away and I seldom see them except that they leave when I arrive. The thing is I seldom accuse them of anything, I just state I am a Jew or this is pointed out to them. Sometimes I find the whole thing amusing, as I know for many of these people I am the first Jew they have knowingly met. This form of anti-Semitism is often learned anti-Semitism where it was fostered through parents being anti-Semites (it often only takes one parent), through friends and acquaintances, by joining a gang or club which as part of their worldview expound anti-Semitism or through other social means where one rubs elbows with one too many other anti-Semites. This is the historic anti-Semitism which once caught relegates one to being part of the alt-right or white-supremacist as well as other denotations which place them as presumably conservatives though true conservatism does not in and of itself expound anti-Semitism and more than being on the left does such. These forms of anti-Semitism are more prevalent in Europe than the United States. Then there is the anti-Semitism which permeates the Arab and Muslim worlds, which is a region where rampant anti-Semitism has infected the vast majority of the people. Here it is inherited, imposed and so generally expressed freely and has no opposition or downside. Here Israel and Jews are used interchangeably. This is also a major source of the “New anti-Semitism”

 

The New anti-Semitism has taken root in the far left, with most leftists and the minority rights movements. As we have noted recently, the women’s movement, specifically the Chicago Dyke March, refused to permit a number of lesbian Jews from marching because they had a multi-colored flags with a Star of David (see image below). What has occurred has been the imposition of a concept called intersectionality. By this definition, if you join one group on the left, then you must support all the groups on the left, and this has been applied very stringently within the minority rights action groups. The other side of the equation is that if you oppose any single one of the groups which have been deemed appropriate to be included in intersectionality, then you are opposed to everything within intersectionality. The pro-Palestinian position has been graced with inclusion within intersectionality and any position which does not condemn Israel, let alone be pro-Israel, has been deemed as against intersectionality and thus is completely unacceptable to these favored groups. More simply put, no Israeli flags, no Stars of David, nothing which is too Jewish period. But isn’t that just a tad anti-Semitic? No, not according to the definers of intersectionality, it is the logical position against White Privilege, and anti-colonialism, and minority rights, and anti-Capitalism, and simply the right side of history as described by the alt-left, as we like to call them, or leftists if you prefer. This denotation was introduced by the likes of Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Carmen Perez, Bob Bland and Symone Sanders from the planning group of the Women’s March had connections, made positive remarks on social media praising, defended those who had been found affiliated with or had other links in some manner to Louis Farrakhan. Of course, as soon as this became an issue, they all gathered together and met with a selected group of leftist Jews and all was forgiven, it is for the cause, you know. But this was how intersectionality became a filter to keep the wrong kinds of Jews out of the approved peoples list. Supporting Israel is just so, well, just so Trump.

 

Multi-Colored Flags with a Star of David

Multi-Colored Flags with a Star of David

 

This will filter through the leftist circles and soon will become a non-issue because the people who require receiving the message will either mend their ways and forgo any support for Israel or realize that they no longer have a place where they had believed they were welcomed. So sorry, the leftists have decided that Zionism is a terrible disease and that if you have this terrible disease of Zionism you must be excised from the group before you contaminate somebody else. Their minds are all made up because, well, Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are so completely knowledgeable and they have spoken and there is no turning back, especially for a bunch of those people. Trust us, Linda Sarsour at the very least is a true-blue, through and through anti-Semite and she knows from where it comes, her Quran and her association with numerous Islamic groups. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez initially expounded very supportive expression for the Palestinian Arabs and desired that all aid to Israel be cut off as they were an occupier and were committing genocide of the poor and unfortunate Palestinian Arabs. Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Israel has had over fifty years where we have had relations with Palestinian Arabs, so if Israel were committed to their genocide, why are any of them still alive or do you believe that Israel is simply too incompetent to accomplish such a task if this were an actual policy. The evidence that you still have a large number, actually one that has been increasing over the past fifty years, to take their side is proof positive that Israel is not carrying out any form of genocide or even persecution, but why allow reality to confuse your views. This new form of anti-Semitism on the left has been powered by Arab money, George Soros’s money and the money of many leftist amongst whom many are Jews some of which do not know any better and others who agree that Israel is evil. Those Jews who are ignorant of what is happening had best awaken to reality before it is once again too late. What is starting with the shock troops out protesting President Trump often with a fair degree of violence and the creeping anti-Semitism in the left wings of the Democrat Party and completely permeating the Social Democrat Party which is vying to take control of the Democrat Party, is something which should be recognizable to anyone with a basic knowledge of history. No, it is not a repeat of the Nazi takeover of Germany as history does not repeat itself, it simply writes a poem with the same rhymes. This more closely resembles the events with the Persians and why we celebrate Purim and read Esther’s Haggadah. The main difference is instead of Haman and his sons, there are Islamists and other anti-Semites which means that there are a much bigger number of Hamans and sons and that number is growing just as the anti-Semites grew backing Haman. When the wrong Democrats gain sufficient power in the Congress and the wrong Democrat becomes President, things could become very difficult and even take a turn for the absolute destruction of Constitutional rights and maybe even Constitutional government with the Constitution being rewritten such that the Electoral College is eliminated and the President becomes elected by popular vote, the borders are soon opened wide to all who desire to enter and these new immigrants are given blanket amnesty and instant citizenship. Their registration will be assigned to be carried out by a special group which will employ only those groups accepted by intersectionality as such a task requires people with open minds which have the correct-think down and would not infect these new citizens with any strange or dangerous ideas. The warning which I have been sounding beginning in the middle of the 1960’s and ever since despite being told by the vast majority of Jews in the United States and the majority here in Israel since I arrived, anti-Semitism is growing at an alarming rate in the United States. Initially it was the variety which was relegated to the alt-right. Now it is growing like kudzu in the alt-left, the leftist and pure socialist camp. This new anti-Semitism is far more virulent and thus unbelievably more dangerous and if left unchecked, it will engulf the United States and eventually join those on the alt-right if only to use them as foot soldiers. These leftists have already infiltrated into school boards and position which decide on which textbooks are bought and which lesson plans are used and are using these positions as a power to influence the minds of the children. The “intellectuals” in the ivory towers are taking these far leftist positions to heart seeing it as the future. This includes the hatred for Israel which is rapidly morphing into outright anti-Semitism. Campuses have had demands that Jews denounce Israel, fly the Palestinian flag from their dorm room or on their door. Any sign of Zionism often will meet with a violent reaction and these altercations are never mano-a-mano, they are six or more to one. I will be called a fool once more and hope that I truly am a fool tilting at windmills and calling them dragons. My problem is slowly I am finding others who are seeing pretty much exactly, what I am seeing and that frightens me because often I really wish to be wrong, and this is one of those times.

 

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