Archive for June 8th, 2010

On prejudice.

Jun 08, 2010 in Politics

A historical story, that of the 19th century British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli:

Although born of Jewish parents, Disraeli was baptised in the Christian faith at the age of thirteen, and remained an observant Anglican for the rest of his life.[69] At the same time, he was ethnically Jewish and believed the two positions to be compatible, as well as seeing no conflict of interest in using British power to support Jewish interests (such as supporting the tolerant Ottoman Empire above the anti-semitic Tsarist Empire). Adam Kirsch, in his biography of Disraeli, states that his Jewishness was “both the greatest obstacle to his ambition and its greatest engine.”[70] Much of the criticism of his policies was couched in anti-Semitic terms. He was depicted in some antisemitic political cartoons with a big nose and curly black hair, called “Shylock” and “abominable Jew,” and portrayed in the act of ritually murdering the infant Britannia.

Some things never change. It’s really hard to imagine such vitriol could really be reserved for a Jewish politician in today’s era, not the way it is so freely conjured for Obama among Republicans. Nowadays we have to settle for Helen Thomas advising Israelis to move back to countries like Germany, Poland, and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!! Nothing has quite the ring of hatred like, “Hey, Bibi, move next door to me where it’s safe!” (Note: of course, the Germany/Poland line was pretty boneheaded, but following it with “America” should have defused any explosive fury.)

-hw

Promoting Nazis is fine just as long as you don’t cross the line and criticize Israel

Jun 08, 2010 in Politics

After all that hand-wringing and public weeping over the slow takeover of the US by liberal fascists, Glenn Beck speaks favorably of an actual, honest-to-god supporter of Hitler and the Nazi Party. Does the ADL have anything to say about this or is the Left Behind crowd so important to “Israel” that they get a free pass? I ask rhetorically because the answer is obvious; ADL rage is reserved exclusively for those that are critical of Israeli state policy. Even more so if the person happens to be Jewish. They then receive the title “self-hating Jew”. Refuse to rescind your criticism and they’ll set out to ruin you.