January 29, 2007

creeps, cranks and embittered losers...

I couldn't help heaping some scorn on this article, about "progressive" Jews discovering that the "progressive" movement is a hotbed of Jew-hatred, and responding with vigorous pouting...(Thanks to Orrin)

(JTA) — Three years ago, Jonathan Bernstein received an e-mail from a distraught political activist in the San Francisco Bay Area concerned about rising anti-Semitism among fellow political progressives. [She shoulda been reading Random Jottings, in order to be hit with the clue-bat.]

“The growing acceptance of anti-Semitic rhetoric is so commonplace it is not even recognized as anti-Semitism,” wrote the activist, who went on to list a number of anti-Semitic incidents in her community that had left her rattled.

Despite her opposition to the U.S.-led war in Iraq, the woman had not attended a recent anti-war rally due to her reluctance to support the group organizing the protest. [Just 'cuz they want the Jews driven into the sea? How touchy.]

“We’ve gotten calls for help like that almost weekly here for the last three years,” said Bernstein, director of the Anti-Defamation League office in San Francisco. “With each case we’ve helped put out fires by trying to get the right person to speak out about whatever the issue is.” [Not helping much, is it?]

On Jan. 28 the ADL will try to do more than just douse fires when it convenes Finding Our Voice, a daylong conference in San Francisco aimed at empowering Jewish progressives to respond to anti-Semitism on the left...[Jews have been among the biggest Bolshevik blabbermouths for a century. So how can they be "Finding Our Voice"???]

...Workshops will feature presentations by university professors, community activists, elected officials and religious leaders. Among the titles are “That’s Not Funny: Cartoons and Editorials — What’s Legitimate and What Isn’t”; Opposing the War While Opposing Anti-Semitism”; “Breaking Through the Myth of Jewish Whiteness”; and “Using Positive Messages to Challenge Hate: Advocacy on the Campus.”... [All are fatuous, but...the myth of Jewish whiteness???]

...While much attention has been paid to the so-called “new anti-Semitism,” in which antipathy toward Jews is masked [Masked?] as rabid criticism of Israel, the Finding Our Voice conference represents the first organized effort by liberal Jews to fight back...[Fighting back---with workshops! Yeah, that will terrify the Hezbolloids.]

...“Right now it seems that the best way to further progressive causes, and particularly a broader sense of how Jews can be active in peace causes, is to give progressive Jews the tools to constructively address anti-Semitism when it comes up in progressive circles,” said Rabbi Jane Litman, a Reform rabbi in Berkeley, Calif....[Dream on, progressive girl.]

...“The progressive movement is about tolerance and justice and peace,” Litman said. “It seems so strange that hatefulness can have a home there.” The left’s tolerance for anti-Jewish bigotry is considered strange by many progressive Jews in the Bay Area, who noticed a marked increase in anti-Semitic rhetoric following the U.S. invasion of Iraq.... [Let me explain this in terms so simple even a Reform rabbi-ette from Berkeley can understand. Anti-Semitism always appeals to losers. You in the "Progressive Movement" are a bunch of losers. Your underlying faith, socialism, is such a colossal dud and flop that you don't dare even mention it. (You killed a hundred-million people, and all you got was that crummy Che T-shirt.) And you are allied with Islamist terrorists who are also losers. SO, your cause is a natural home for anti-Semitism. There are NO "constructive tools" that will allow you to escape this dilemma.]

....Several anti-war protests in San Francisco organized by the ANSWER Coalition featured imagery and slogans some considered anti-Semitic, including the burning of the Israeli flag, chants of support for terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Nazi-like arm salutes. ["Considered" anti-Semetic? Let us not rush to judgement here. Maybe they were just joking.]

Conference participants say that while some of this activity reflects a sinister political agenda, much of it stems from ignorance of the complexity of the Middle East conflict... [Yeah, just like Eichmann was ignorant of the "complexities" of European conflict.]

(The idjixy goes on and on, but I've had enough. New motto for Progresso-Jews: "I'll fight to the death for my right to not get a clue.")

Posted by John Weidner at January 29, 2007 6:36 AM
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