Friday, September 14, 2007

More on the slur

What passes for the American left has built a small industry criticizing the American oligarchs for their (obviously) evil neo-colonialist attacks on much of the rest of the world over the past fifty or sixty years.  Fair enough.  If you call these critics ‘anti-American’, they will quickly respond by stating that they are not attacking Americans, or the American people, but this shadowy and vaguely-defined group of top-hatted oligarchs that are really the only ones responsible.

On the other hand, if you attack the small and completely identifiable (and identified) group of Jewish billionaires and the  (usually – but note that other Arab haters like Christian Zionists and falangist Christian Lebanese go along for the ride) Jewish minions that work of them, somehow you are accused of being an ‘anti-Semite’.  As I’ve said before, the Jewishness is completely relevant, as it goes to motive (otherwise, people will just wonder why this random group of people is acting so oddly).  "I'm a one-issue guy and my issue is Israel." is the key to understanding what is really going on.  Attacking the identified group of Jewish billionaires and the identified group of employees and the identified group of media people – together with an identified list of motives, and an identified list of Jewish neocons working off an identified plan prepared for an identified Israeli right-winger – can’t possibly be the kind of racist attack that identifies all members of the group with the insane and radical ideas of the subset (unless of course the larger group wants to be identified with those ideas, which is clearly not true, and brave pioneers are beginning to point this out). 

In fact, identifying the really guilty parties is the opposite of racism/bigotry, as it expressly denies that the larger group is morally responsible for the evil ideas of the identified subset.  The ScareJew doesn’t work anymore.  Most American Jews want to be Americans first, and see absolutely no need for an ark against the supposedly insane gentiles who Jewish leaders have always suspected of irrational genocidal rage.  In fact, the American Jewish community has come to realize that trying to have it both ways won’t work, and that the real ark is the United States that has always been a true haven, and not the Israeli ark that has sprung so many leaks due to the efforts of the millenialist cult of Jewish billionaires. Accurately identifying the problem is pro-Semitism, not anti-Semitism.  Anyone who uses the anti-Semite slur to attack truth-tellers is simply playing the game of the Jewish billionaires, and is thus promoting the evil that they do.