Sunday, August 2, 2015

Progressive-Left and Daily Kos Jew Hatred

Michael L.

In a piece published yesterday entitled, You aren't "shocked" Jewish settlers burned a Palestinian baby alive, Netanyahu. You're complicit.Jewish anti-Zionist Israel-Hater, David Harris-Gershon, indicts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as largely responsible for the murder of Ali Dawabsha.

In the spirit of Mr. Harris-Gershon, I have therefore concluded that any time someone gets murdered in the United States, Barack Obama is complicit for helping to foster a atmosphere of violence and distrust among Americans.

In truth, it is hard for me to grasp the sheer malice and hypocrisy of someone who would use the murder of a toddler in order to smear a political enemy as willingly complicit in such an act.  In this piece, however, I am less interested in Harris-Gershon than I am in those who lap up his material and spread hatred toward Israel and, thus, inevitably toward Jews.

Let us see what some of the Kossacks have to say:

Must not have been clear. (3+ / 0-)

I meant those 500 children (couldn't remember the number) that were killed by uniformed Israelis while the citizens sat on the hillside and cheered. I'm far from anti semitic, but  killing isn't made "pure and righteous" just because it's approved of.

by Nannyberry on Sun Aug 02, 2015 at 08:23:07 AM PDT
One of the favorite games of racist anti-Jewish Leftists is pretending that they inhabit some high moral ground compared to the Jews who they are setting up for violence.  Ultimately when some makes the kind of claim above - that Jewish people are both violent and immoral -  they are setting us up first for condemnation and then for violence against us.

The people that she is talking about sitting on that hill during last year's Gaza fight are people who endured years of constant rocket fire into southern Israel.  Their children were given post-traumatic stress disorder, their economy suffered greatly, and they were constantly running into bomb shelters in the middle of the night.

No wonder some cheered.  I would have cheered also, because from their point of view the government was finally doing something to protect themselves and their families from Jihadi aggression from Hamas.

This goes back a long way. Tossing grenades (6+ / 0-)

into the windows of homes was a tactic commonly used by Jewish Militia/Terror groups during the Mandate period.

by JesseCW on Sun Aug 02, 2015 at 02:09:03 AM PDT
What a terrible thing to say about the Jewish people without giving the slightest bit of evidence.  Accusing the Jews of gratuitous murder is nothing less than the Christians did in the Medieval era during the Passion Plays before Easter and then, of course, filled with moral superiority and self-righteous indignation, they marched directly into the ghettos and started killing people.

JesseCW is making a brutally unjust claim against the Jews of the Mandate and also helping to whip up hatred toward our families and friends in that part of the world, if not toward Jews, more generally.

Know the worst part? (5+ / 0-)

They did it to everyone there, even Jews who were originally from there, rather than from Europe.

As is usual in human history, the oppressed turn into oppressors. The only difference is Israel hasn't built any ovens - white phosphorus is the replacement.

There's a wise old saying, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon we'll all be blind and toothless".  Even the Goyim understand that.

by Wzrd1 on Sun Aug 02, 2015 at 06:09:03 AM PDT
No, Wzrd1, what is the worst part?

So, we threw grenades into the windows of everyone there, including our fellow Jews.  Boy these Jews are pretty vile according to so many of "progressives" on Daily Kos.  One might even think that they dislike these immoral Jews.

By the way, notice the use of the word Goyim in the last sentence.  There are two ways to interpret that usage.  Wzrd1 is either anti-Jewish Jew or he's using the term in a sarcastic manner to highlight ways in which Jews reference non-Jews in order to suggest that it represents a type of insult or put-down.  It's just a little flourish of odium to put people in the proper mood.

They casually blow them to bits, casually dump (13+ / 0-)

incendiaries on them.

And the vast - overwhelming - majority of Jewish Israelis are cool with it.

JesseCW on Sun Aug 02, 2015 at 02:16:30 AM PDT
The good old days when a Muslim or a Christian could beat the holy crap out of the Jews are over and Jesse is not happy about it.  I understand that people are used to centuries of Jewish submission and the illegitimacy of Jewish self-defense.  And it is true that the vast majority of Israelis are very cool with protecting their children from the hostile Arab-Muslim majority around them.

I am sick of Settler Terrorism (79+ / 0-)

I have long thought the racism practiced by many Israelis against the Palestinians as a result of the occupation is destroying the soul of Israel.. and this latest terror attack is part of the pattern.

tsackton on Sat Aug 01, 2015 at 06:47:00 PM PDT
Yes.  All those Jews running around, chopping off heads and destroying antiquities and raping young women in the name of Jewish Supremacism... oh, wait, that's some other group of people, isn't it?

Also, of course, the term "settler" is meant to suggest that these Jews have no rights to inhabit the very land of their ancestors.

Furthermore, this guy's sense of moral proportionality is twisted.  He's sick of "Settler Terrorism"?  How much Islamic terrorism is their compared to Jewish Terrorism?  The ratio has got be somewhere around 1,000 to 1, yet its the virtually non-existent Jewish variety that these people are "sick of."

The much more bloody and brutal other kind is not of interest to these people.  But, then, they do not care about Muslim-on-Muslim violence and casually approve of Muslim-on-Jewish violence, no matter how much they may deny it, because they justify that violence as a righteous punch-back against Jewish land theft and alleged oppresssion.  It is only violence perpetrated by Jews, or any type of white western violence against anyone of another color, that fills their hearts with meaning.

This is what you might call "racism."


  1. You can't worry about Nazis or what they think.

  2. Concern about the soul of Israel is especially touching.

    1. I always thought that Jews were supposed to have lost their souls a couple of millennia ago. But this jerk presents it as a "new discovery" he has made.

      Nannyberry knows that uniformed Israeli soldiers (rather than the other kind?) killed 500 children children, because someone said so. That's supposed to make it true.

      Here's the thing: These people are really not very bright. I'm not going to get myself into a twist just because they are stupid and bigoted. I'm not going to spend time telling them how nice Jews really are. Im just going to spit out the facts as they are, and let them know that is Israel's enemies are in for a well-deserved ass kicking, and invite to join in the fun.

  3. What is wrong with people like Harris-Gershon? What's it going to take for him to realize that there is no amount of self-flagellation that will make it so his 'friends' won't turn on him at the first opportunity. Meanwhile, he's gonna be "the good Jew," eh? Pathetic.

    1. Here is what happened, in my view.

      During and after WWII, European anti-Semitism met, and melded with, traditional Arab-Muslim Koran-based prejudice toward Jews in the Arab world.

      Decades of anti-Israel Arab-Soviet propaganda penetrated the western-left thereby melding traditonal European anti-Semitism with left-leaning opposition to western colonialism and imperialism, of which Israel is seen as a sort-of final outpost.

      All those hundreds of millions of people telling us that Jewish-Israelis are immoral and must be opposed inevitably will find it's home in the hearts of weak-minded Jews.

      What's really sad, however, is that even Israelis are coming to believe in the lack of their own humanity.

    2. Think of it as a form of psy-ops.

      I do not want to overstate the notion, but in the ongoing war against the Jews it represents a more serious aspect than we realize, I think. It is also a sort-of organic phenomenon.

      It comes about through relentless repetition of toxic narratives about Israel and Jewish-Israelis... with distinct negative implication toward diaspora Jews, particularly American Jews and organizations like AIPAC.

    3. Not organic, just sick.

      "The roots go back a long, long way. Our mission is to kill that tendency once and for all."

      Right on, Jay. I thought that that was Zionism's mission.


    4. Part of what we need to do is strongly point out their absolutely amazing cognitive dissonance.

      You cannot harp on a tiny minority - that also happens to be among the most persecuted people of humankind - and claim to stand for social justice, for chrissake.

      This is particularly true when that minority displays far more of the values of social justice than any of its neighbors and the people that it allegedly persecutes have been screaming to the heavens for Jewish blood since before the existence of the state.

      The injustice of it is profound.

    5. School,

      here is a quote which for the life of me I do not understand from the first Sharansky article.

      "I also know that the miracle of Jewish rebirth is happening today in places where, until recently, it seemed that entire communities had either assimilated or been destroyed."


      There is a "Jewish rebirth" happening someplace in Europe?

      Where would that be?

      Sounds to me like he's being disengenuously diplomatic.

      But, still, "Jewish rebirth" in Europe?

      Ho. Ho. Ho.

    6. I've heard decent stories from Poland, actually, but haven't looked too deeply into them. But yeah, it's all relative, of course. And I'd hardly consider anywhere in Europe to be friendly ground. Though when you're starting from rock bottom, there's nowhere to go but up, right?

    7. I'm fairly sure Sharansky's not referring to France.

      In the August issue of Vanity Fair, a long, detailed report portrays how life in France is becoming untenable for Jews, and why they are leaving in accelerating numbers:

      The Troubling Question in the French Jewish Community: Is It Time to Leave?

      Marie Brenner reports on an incendiary wave of anti-Semitism in France and speaks firsthand to one of the hostages from the siege on the Hyper Cacher kosher market.

      ‘How can anyone be allowed to paint a swastika on the statue of Marianne, the goddess of French liberty, in the very center of the Place de la République?”

      That was what the chairman of one of France’s most celebrated luxury brands was thinking last July, when a tall man in a black shirt and a kaffiyeh leapt to the ledge of Marianne’s pedestal and scrawled a black swastika. All around him, thousands of angry demonstrators were swarming the square with fake rockets, Palestinian and Hamas flags, even the black-and-white banners of ISIS. Here, barely a mile and a half from the Galeries Lafayette, the heart of bourgeois Paris, the chants: “MORT AUX JUIFS! MORT AUX JUIFS!” Death to the Jews. It was Saturday, July 26, 2014, and a pro-Palestinian demonstration turned into a day of terror in one of the most fashionable neighborhoods of the city.

      “Do something! Do you see what is happening here?” the chairman said to a line of police officers watching the demonstration build to a frenzy. “What do you expect us to do?” one officer said, then looked away. For years, the chairman, a longtime anti-racism activist, has turned up at rallies like this one to see which politicians and which radical groups were present. (For reasons of personal safety, the chairman asked not to be identified for this story.) France’s endless demonstrations are a mainstay of the republic, a sacred right rooted in the legacy of Voltaire. But hate speech is a criminal offense—people may express their opinions, but not to the extent of insulting others based on their race, religion, or sex. The protest—against Israel’s Gaza policies—had been banned by the government, fearful of violence, following flare-ups in the preceding weeks. But if the police were to move in too quickly, the riots might continue all summer long—suburbs in flames, mobs in central Paris.

      This issue is available on newstands as well as online, and I bought a copy to show solidarity with those who report honestly on the Jew hate spreading across Europe.

      News like this is being visibly and actively suppressed. Vanity Fair is a high-profile, high-prestige outlet, yet have you seen reference to this report on the web? Heard it on the radio or seen it on TV?

      I'll bet you haven't. No need to wonder why.

    8. I found Jon Stewart's interview of Obama, pretending to challenge him while actually soft balling it, quite transparent. He uses this technique quite a lot.

    9. That was supposed to be in reply to Trudy.

  4. There's a difference between fanaticism and piety. Piety is love and obedience; fanaticism is a cult. Leftists live in a cult. Cults are impenetrable. They defeat reason and sense. They object to reality they scorn truth and sanity. That's what makes them cults.

    Stalinism was a cult. For instance in Yevgenia Ginzburg's famous "Into the Whirlwind" a personal history of the Stalinist gulags, she recounts the month's long train ride to Siberia in a train car full of condemned cadres. They sang love songs to comrade Stalin and cried that 'if only Stalin knew' what was happening they'd all be freed. It was always the fault of someone else. Not the Great Man of Steel. Of course it's important to know that that is precisely how all the propaganda was shaped and controlled. None the less, at some point a rational person would have to think that a totalitarian dictator is, well, a totalitarian dictator. It all can't possibly be some conspiracy Stalin was unaware of and powerless to stop. But that's not how cult members think.

    Similarly it became public knowledge last week that Mr Jon Stewart is or was essentially a paid agent of the White House, having been repeatedly invited to secret meetings in the White House to help shape the messaging the White House needed. A man who's claimed he's the last honest albeit fake newsman in America who speaks truth to power is proved to be a liar, a shill and a propagandist. It's now public record that the White House admits is the truth and is documented by the White House. Does this change how the left adores Mr. Stewart? Of course not. Does one imagine that this is the sole instance? Or is it plausible that executives from the NYT, Time Magazine, MSNBC, CNN, WaPo, the LA Times and others were also given the same benefit?

    Cults see the world as an us and them proposition. Always besieged always threatened, always at a permanent state of emergency. This is what lends them their own moral authority to act immorally.

    Antisemitism is of a set piece for the left. Its part of the price of the ticket for admission. Cults need a loyalty oath and Jew hate is part of it.