A commenter asks why there are so many anti-Semites on this board:
I know that not everyone here is an Anti-Semite. But they are way more common here than would be predicted by chance. Does anyone know why?
No one knows.
I’ve been called an anti-Semite a million times, and I’ve criticized Jews pretty heavily. I’m actually banned from a number of Left-liberal sites as a racist/anti-Semite, etc.
One reason they come here is we let the anti-Semites spout, and most places shut them down, so they come here to proselytize. Also, I’m pretty Jew-cynical on here, and that appears to encourage them.
After a while, we had lots of anti-Semites on the board. Then I started slamming some of them, because I’m not really into typical anti-Semitism. I’m more of a critical-Semite. Then the anti-Semites started calling me a Commie Jew-lover. Some of the anti-Semites said I’m a Jew.
Their latest line is that I’m bad because I go easy on the Jews, or I’m sucking up to the Jews for money and fame, or something.
Truth is, I am a Jew. I mean I’m a Gentile, but I think of myself as a Jew. I’m a Gentile with a Jewish identity. I could never convert though, because anti-Semites scare me. I figure I’m a typical conflicted Jew like you see in the liberal Israeli press or a Jew like David on this board. I love the Jews, and I sort of hate them at the same time.
But when you think about it, a lot of Jews are like that too, especially in the Israeli Hebrew press when they think no one is looking.
Honestly, I was an anti-Semite for a while, from 2001 on to maybe 2004 or so. I think I was over it when I started blogging.
So I know all about this anti-Semitism disease. I woke up thinking Jews and went to bed thinking Jews, and I was hating them the whole time. Sort of hating them. It’s hard to explain. You hate them but you’re fascinated with them. It’s more of an obsession. People started complaining, my family got wind of it (they are Judeophiles), and I got embarrassed.
I was on Usenet fighting these SuperJew Professional Anti-Semite Fighters all the time, and they were screaming me, calling me Nazi, bigot, Jew-hater, this and that. I wasn’t even saying too much anti-Semitic stuff. More of an Israel-hater.
After a while of all those Jewish punks beating up on me, threatening me, trying to fire me, conducting investigations of me, trying to uncover personal information about me, giving me death threats all the time, I started to seriously hate those Jews who were pounding me all the time. I was having violent and homicidal fantasies about them all the time. You hit a man enough, and he’s going to start hitting back.
I went off Usenet, started blogging and finally I started coming out of it. I realized that I had basically been insane for most of that time. I thought I had discovered the secret of the Universe – Jews. Or Jewish evil. But when I really started looking into it, and it all started falling apart.
I came out of anti-Semitism like a guy recovering from mental illness, and I’m really careful not to get dragged back into that again. That’s why I don’t like to think bad things about Jews because it might drag me back there. I don’t even care if the anti-Semites are right, though they don’t seem to be. I just don’t want to go back there.
Anti-Semitism is weird. It really ought to be a mental disorder. You’re obsessed, nuts, out of control and it feels like you’re being taken for a ride on an alien spaceship.
I was on Wikipedia for a while, and the Evil Wikipedia Jews fought with me, reversed all my changes and went through and destroyed many hours of perfectly good work just out of sheer malice and sadism. Most of my stuff was on Israel. The Jewish bastards put me on some Wikipedia Neo-Nazis list.
They have an actual Jewish conspiracy working on all of Judaica/Israel stuff.
I wrote this big post on my homepage insulting Jimmy Wales and telling Wikipedia to buzz off, and the damned Jewish Cabal got me thrown off Wikipedia with a lifetime ban. The disease started coming back. So I just left Wikipedia, and it went away again.
Then with the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the disease started coming back too, but this time I was fantasizing blowing up rooms full of rich Zionists in US office buildings. The invasion ended, and it faded away.
Thing about the Anti-Semitism disease is there’s a lot of homicidal and sadistic fantasies that accompany it. You really start hating some of them, and you want to do some damage to them.
What’s going on these days is I’m trying to keep the disease from coming back. I’m basically in recovery.
On the other hand, it’s just as fun to play Judeophile as it is to play anti-Semite. More fun, really, because you get more points.
My last serious girlfriend was a Jew, and Jewish chicks have always dug me my whole life, I think maybe because I’m a secret Jew. One time she said, “Admit it, Bob! You’ve always wanted to be a Jew!” Well, of course she was right.
More and more, with the Jews, I’m starting to think the truth doesn’t even matter. The best position to take regarding them is the one that makes you feel the best.
But I fully understand where these anti-Semites are coming from. It’s not a good mental place.