The Politically-Correct Antisemite
On a blog named "RANAR-BARI" I ran across this astounding statement:
"For the sake of Vanunu and Rachel Corrie, it is foolish to conclude that Jewish money controls the American mind."
In other words, if it were not for Vanunu and Rachel Corrie, it wouldn't be foolish to conclude that Jewish money controls the American mind.
It is the sort of thunderbolt worthy of the judicious sagacity of Angry Arab. It purports to be a rebuttal to a standard antisemitic accusation that Jews control the world and that the American administration is enthralled to ZOG. The blogger rejects this allegation, not on the grounds that it is a vile demonization with evil historical roots and manifestations. No. The blogger fancies himself as a sort of Abraham, who haggled with God about how many righteous men in Sodom would it take for God to remove the threat of destruction from the city. Abraham could negotiate God down to ten righteous men. RANAR-BARI's author is even more ambitious: he is perfectly willing to exonerate all the Jews in the world, for the sake of these two lone righteous Jews: Rachel Corrie and Mordechai Vanunu. These two Jews, the embodiment of decency, are enough to redeem the entirety of basically perfidious Jewery from the crime of, suspicion of, world domination cabal.
But there is a problem.
Corrie wasn't, and never had been, Jewish and Vununu converted many years ago to Christianity, and is no longer Jewish.
Where does this leave our blogger's Abrahamic nobility?
The obstacle to the conclusion that "Jewish money controls the American mind." is now removed. Our blogger is no longer restrained by his love and respect for these two persons, and his way is clear to embrace the antisemitic canard that indeed Jews do control the American mind.
On RANAR-BARI blog, where I left a comment, the blogger responds:
"To The Contentious Centrist
I dont know what you are getting at. Rather convoluted and twisted and typical of the well-organized Israel-no-matter-what conglomeration that has decended on the web. You concoct and construct an affiliation for anti-semitism for all those who oppose zionism, just as the Canadian Parliament recently attempted to in a failed attempt. It does not take a noble-mind to designate Israel as a pariah state, cruel and thuggish and perhaps the foremost perpetrators of anti-semitism in the long run and of course in direct collaboration with life long anti-semites like the Christian zionists...As far as America goes, that country has the largest body of well-meaning progressives, including a significant and increasing number of progressive Jews who are disgusted with the filth that Israel spews out..So I dont know what is your problem with that..the only problem is that they cannot control the hegemony of mainstream speak...."
Another rant, in which a worldview comes together in a pretty lucid way: well-organized Israel-conglomeration, the antisemitic card, Israel= thuggish, cruel pariah, American Christian Zionists, Israeli propaganda filth, and the marginalization of helpless, often Jooish, "progressives" (aka "Good Jews").
Is there any element of the New Left dogma that is missing from this garden-variety "two-minutes of Hate" ?
"Civilization is not self-supporting. It is artificial. If you are not prepared to concern yourself with the upholding of civilization -- you are done." (Ortega y Gasset)
Saturday, July 09, 2011
The Politically-Correct Antisemite