Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What if...,

Eve Garrard asks:

How did we get to this stage, where parts of the liberal-left in Britain are quite unashamedly prepared to deploy some of the most traditional tropes of anti-Semitism? The standard explanation given is that the 'root cause' of all this hostility lies in the behaviour and sometimes the existence of Israel. The causal arrow, it is claimed, runs from Israel's existence and crimes to current hostility to Jews both in Israel and in the rest of the world. But this explanation is not a convincing one, since the much greater crimes of other states have produced nothing like the febrile animosity and persistent demands for punishment and ostracism (at the very least) that Israel has attracted, far less the demands for the destruction of the offending state itself. So we need a better explanation, and it's tempting to think of one in which the causal arrow is reversed, in which it's hostility to Jews which is in the driving seat, a hostility which explains the distorted perception of Israel as uniquely malevolent and hence to be uniquely excoriated.

This reversal of the causal arrow doesn't produce a fully satisfactory explanation either... But reversing the direction of the causal arrow does produce an instructive thought experiment... Suppose that there were indeed a resurgence of anti-Semitism in the UK, particularly on the left. What would we expect to find? What would treatment of the Jews be like, as this new version of Jew-hatred got under way?

Read it all on Normblog.

7 Comments:

At 5:36 AM EDT, Blogger Nizo said...

On a related note, Britain's increasingly growing numbers of Muslims will have an irreversible effect on that country's policies and foreign affairs.

One doesn't really need or want to unnecessarily anger that particular demographic..

 
At 7:01 PM EDT, Anonymous nwo said...

Such courage!

LOL!

I got news for you fella, if you dont stand up now, it aint gonna be easier when you are at parity or the minority.

 
At 7:05 PM EDT, Anonymous nwo said...

Nizos comment cuts to a larger issue of modern secularized European man and culture. The preferred path is not confrontation of this new demographic, but rather trickle concessions.....and future generations be damned. We just want to finish out our lives in peace....if our children(what few we Godless narcissist hedonists bothered to have) are dhimmis living under Shariah Law, that is their problem. We just want our welfare bennies till our time is up.

Good Lord!

 
At 7:22 PM EDT, Blogger Nizo said...

Nwo, I don't know if you know this or not, but the UK hosts extremists who themselves were kicked out of Islamic countries such as Saudi and Egypt.

Despite the stupidity, I have no compassion for former European colonial powers who complain about their Muslim populations.

Take France, at some point they colonised Algeria and treated it as a natural extension of La France Métropolitaine. A century later they brought in thousands of Algerians to make up for post WWII labour shortages... And then they have the nerve to complain when they see flocks of niqab-wearing women in Paris..

As for the Brits, it's a similar picture when it comes to their Pakistani population. The Brits ruled the Indian subcontinent, exploited it, partitioned it, and ended up attracting hordes of diminutive curry-smelling brown people who came to England just to make a living.

And now they complain that one hears more Urdu than English at the Heathrow airport..

In Arabic we have a saying "Meen bijeed el dob la-karmo?"

- who brings the bear to his own vineyard?


But many bears they did let in, and here's a newsflash: bears tend to multiply.

 
At 7:23 PM EDT, Blogger Nizo said...

*"Meen bijeeb el dob la-karmo?"

 
At 10:07 PM EDT, Anonymous nwo said...

Stupid is as stupid does. Time to quit listening to the Western Left that got us into this mess and keeps on with the same insanity.

A false choice, colonizing or being colonized.

But, if the brown man wants a job, good economy, and good government, the white man would be happy to bring it back to you, just ask....and you wont have to travel.

Some impolite policies are going to have to be implemented to correct this foolishness.

 
At 10:09 PM EDT, Anonymous nwo said...

Here you go Noga, the new Jews...

Good news: Brazilian prez blames financial crisis on “white people with blue eyes”

President Lula said it was completely unfair that the poorest people in the world were suffering most for the mistakes of wealthy, Western financiers…

President Lula, head of Brazil’s main left-wing party, said that ‘no black man or woman, no indigenous person, no poor person’ had been in any way culpable for the global banking crisis.

‘I’m not acquainted with any black banker,’ he said. ‘The part of humanity that’s responsible should pay for the crisis.’

Video on the link...

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/03/26/good-news-brazilian-prez-blames-financial-crisis-on-white-people-with-blue-eyes/

 

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