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July 23, 2006

Where Does Liberal/Progressive Anti-Semitism Come From? Why, From Right-Wingers, Of Course

I don't even know what to say.

Let me attempt to guess what happened here. A liberal/"progressive" wrote a post on HuffPo in which he basically defended Israel and cautioned the left it was too unbalanced in always criticizing Israel whenever war breaks out between Israel and Palestine, and Hezbollah, and etc.

He got a lot of flack from lefty commenters.

Too wussy to stand up to the seething lefties, and yet unwilling to abandon his defense of Israel, he now offers this bizarre concoction of a compromise. He still gets to defend Israel, but now he shifts the blame for the left's anti-semitism to... the right.

Somehow.

I came to the conclusion that the hostile comments about Israel on these liberal blogs are not coming from true liberals. Most of the anti-Semitism comes from racism and most of the racism I have experienced has come from the far right, not the left. And history shows that the Christo-fascist policies of the right have been responsible for historical anti-Judaism. It is only lately that the extreme evangelical groups have conveniently aligned with Israel now to validate their biblical beliefs. These extreme evangelicals were the most anti-Jewish because of the Passion Narratives of the New Testament. And for my friends in AIPAC, they should be aware that short-term alliances with people who have endemic hatred of you could be disastrous. The early Zionists found this out when they signed a trade agreement with Germany hoping that Germany would deport the Jews to Palestine.

I have never heard this before -- that "early Zionists" were cutting deals with Hitler himself (Hitler!) in order to establish their dream of an independent Jewish state. (PS, if it's not clear from what I posted, he makes this point more explicitly earlier in his screed.)

I am calling unhinged lefty crank bullshit on this one, until someone tells me such a thing occurred. I suppose it's borderline possible; sometimes politics creates all sorts of strange bedfellows.

But the Jews teaming up with Hilter? I've heard that before, yes. From the likes of Osama bin Ladin.

Let's continue.

...

So my conclusion is that the bloggers who violently hate Israel and see it in black and white terms are not really liberals. They may even be anti-Semites, but they are not representative of the liberal community that was so active in achieving racial and ethnic equality. It is a contradiction for a true liberal to be an anti-Semite. Furthermore, I would not put it past the right wing to flood the liberal blogs with hateful criticisms of Israel to advance a perception that liberals are anti-Israel or anti-Semitic. And I see Karl Rove's fingerprints all over this.

Asshole, we don't read liberal blogs! Because, you know, we're conservative.

We barely visit them, and barely comment on them, and always to pick fights, not to engage in some too-cute-by-half agent provocateurism.

So there you have it. The Left, which has always been extremely antagonistic towards Israel, to levels often approaching and sometimes exceeding outright Jew-hatred, and has always been dedicated to the plight of the poor murd'rous Palestinians, has always been so because Karl Rove willed it to be, back when he was but knee-high to a grasshopper.

Remember Vanessa (or was it Lynn?) Redgrave campaigning for Palestine in the early seventies? That was just because Karl Rove monkey-banged her so hard she didn't know what was goin' on.


Thanks, I think, to Funny, He Doesn't Look Amish.

And by the way: Last night "Jesus' General" here was doing his hi-larious parody of a rightwinger. Well, we were making fun of him for that, sarcastically tellling him how funny it was.

Then a guy calling himself "Mission Accomplished" shows up, doing the same act. And so we sarcastically tell him how funny he is, too.

Turns out "Mission Accomplished" was just Amish doing a parody of Jesus' General, so we were making fun of a guy who was making fun of a guy who was making fun of a guy who was making fun of us.

A big waste of time. Like a lot of things on this blog lately.

Amish: Please make it obvious next time.


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