On a Facebook post, Jordan Rapport wrote the following:
I don’t understand how so many progressives recognize the soft racism of the alt right, and Richard Spencer, but then turn around to display their own soft antisemitism through anti Zionism. It’s hypocritical and disgusting.In the comments, the question of "intersectionality" came up.
Part of what I like about social media is that it gives me a greater sense of how people think.
Not just how intellectuals think, but how normal people think.
In this case, a person in the thread asked, what is "intersectional"?
I have to tell you, I take that as a terrific sign.
It makes me happy in much the same way that if I speak to a person and they have no idea who Linda Sarsour is... that makes me happy, too.
It means that antisemitic anti-Zionism, and its attendant "intersectionality," are not gaining quite as much traction as some of us might fear.
Nonetheless, I worry about some of our pro-Jewish / pro-Israel friends.
Sticking your neck out on this issue can be pretty fucking costly in a variety of interesting ways.