Worst Clueless Speech JOE BIDEN- U leave out ANTISEMITISM -BORDER Biggest Threat to DEMOCRACY- NOT JAN 6th-Stop Talkin that- 3 Yrs ago No One CARES! & SHUT THE F UP RASKIN- Worst DEM of all
When the people yelling the loudest support for Israel and screaming the loudest (falsely) about antisemitism these days are like this guy, you really one why anyone on the Left would like to take up this torch and run with it.
Of course attacks on Diaspora Jews are deplorable. I don’t want anyone messing with Honest Guy! I’ll even defend him if someone attacks him. Assuming I ever meet the guy and I’m not too cowardly. But let’s put all this in perspective. Most of these “antisemitism” complaints are just bullshit, face it.
Most of the “antisemitism” people on the Right are screaming about are just attacks on Israel. And in general, most people attacking Israel on the Left or even Democratic Party liberals are not doing so in an antisemitic fashion. The Left in particular is allergic to antisemitism. I’ve been banned from two major Left sites so far for “antisemitism.” I think I was mostly just using (((echoes, coincidence or Cohencidence marks))), but I mostly do that just because I think it’s funny. Or maybe I was talking about the US Jewish Lobby. Or maybe I suggested that Zionism quite possibly did indeed have something to do with Judaism. A lot of the Left insists they have nothing to do with each other and that Zionist Jews are not “real Jews” and anti-Zionist Jews (who are rare) are “real Jews.”
Democratic Party liberals like you see on Daily Kos are probably not much different. The US Left and liberal Democrats in the US (especially the latter) are both full of Jews and have been for a long time. In fact we on the Left owe quite a debt to our Jewish comrades for shining the light and showing us the way. I imagine I’d get kicked off Daily Kos pretty quick for antisemitism too.
I’ve had a few accounts on there, but I usually get thrown off within at most a day or two for “hate speech.” And I’m getting temporary “hate speech” bans on Youtube. And I really watch what I say, don’t use antisemitic slurs or engage in vulgar antisemitism, and I don’t espouse hatred of, incite violence against, or demonize Jewish people. And I can’t stand obsessive and conspiratorial antisemitism, though even lukewarm watercooler stuff will get you banned just about anywhere nowadays – that’s how sensitive we’ve gotten.
I suppose if I am an antisemite at all, I am “an antisemite of the anti-Zionist type.” My whole beef against Jews is their shitty little country and how they’ve hijacked my country to fight their wars for them. Other than that, I could pretty much care less about Jews, and most of the other complaints about them don’t seem to be anything to get so worked up over.
Anyway, antisemitism in general is rightwing and probably has been for a long time. Liberals and Leftists who are true antisemites are fairly rare. I might give them the liberty of being described as “confused.”
And support for Israel proper nowadays is mostly on the Global Right except for Germany. This is odd as it’s always the Right that has been the most antisemitic. That said, the Global Left is more properly anti-Israel than anti-Jewish because most folks in the Global South have probably never even met a Jew. In fact, a lot of rightwing antisemites like Israel because they think all the Diaspora Jews should get out of their nationalistic hair and hop on over to Israel.
Richard Spencer, a bona fide Nazi, is an antisemite, but his complaint as with most of them is about the activities in the Diaspora, which White Supremacists see as anti-White. In fact, Spencer has long regarded Israel as a model state for the racist apartheid or worse White state he wants to establish here in America. Hey Israel! When actual Nazis are saying they want to model their future state after their country, you think just maybe you’re doing something wrong?
Nowadays if you’re a full-throated Israel supporter, your best friends are Donald Trump, Michelle Bachman, Ron DeSantis, and Lindsey Graham. People like that are surrounding you in the crowd cheering for Israel. But it makes sense as these people are practically or actual American fascists, and for a long time, a good case can be made that Israel is a fascist country with the Far Right governments it had for decades. Judge people by the company they keep, I suppose.
I’m kind of thinking that as far as supporting Israel or screaming like a banshee about imagined antisemitism goes, there’s not a whole lot there for those of us on the liberal-Left. That’s some mighty thin gruel for a meal, and the other ingredients as just terrible.Please follow and like us: