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Seven Reasons for Leftist Anti-Semitism
GrassTopsUSA.com ^ | July 01, 2009 | Don Feder

Posted on 07/01/2009 5:18:47 AM PDT by SJackson

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To: vladimir998

Perhaps the ex president can have it rededicated.


21 posted on 07/01/2009 2:16:12 PM PDT by sig226 (Real power is not the ability to destroy an enemy. It is the willingness to do it.)
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To: Riodacat
It would make an extremely interesting study if someone actually cataloged the different versions of anti semitism extant in the western world and analyzed the findings. The reasons given for hating Jews vary according to the needs of the hater. Marx said Jews were screwing up communism. Hitler blamed communism on Jewish Bolsheviks. Jews are either pacifist cowards or Zionist murderers, depending on whether you ask skinheads or jihadis.

F’rinstance:
Jews control the government so they can control the money.
Jews control the money so they can control the government.
Jews control the media so they can control the government and the money.
And of course, the UN is controlled by Jews, even though it trashes Israel every chance it gets.
etc., etc.

The various and conflicting reasons given for hating Jews place them in the category of bogeymen. Every nation has bogeymen. We have them, too. But anti semitism lends itself to hatred across national boundaries.

22 posted on 07/01/2009 2:36:24 PM PDT by sig226 (Real power is not the ability to destroy an enemy. It is the willingness to do it.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Except for Islam (with which it's increasingly allied), the left has a near-monopoly on organized anti-Semitism.

23 posted on 07/01/2009 3:06:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SJackson

Excellent article, very interesting.

Corollary to #3 “obsessed with equality”;

‘..The left cannot brook the notion of a “chosen” people...’

Likewise, they derive self-annointed righteousness points without having to actualy *do* anything to back up their facile and casual beliefs by identifying and sympathizing with the underdog if one can be identified. It simply can’t be that those getting the short end of the stick (in some situation about which they know only bumper sticker sound bites or dopey newspaper headlines) are themselves resposible for their crappy situation. But it isn’t uniform, it’s all headline driven. When there lots of Darfur headlines, they are all anguished over the fate of the Darfurballs. Otherwise, they couldn’t give two s**ts.


24 posted on 07/01/2009 4:35:29 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (What kind of organization answers the phone if you call a suicide hotline in Gaza City?)
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To: sig226

What strikes the historian surveying anti-Semitism worldwide over more than two millennia is its fundamental irrationality. It seems to make no sense, any more than malaria or meningitis makes sense. In the whole of history, it is hard to point to a single occasion when a wave of anti-Semitism was provoked by a real Jewish threat (as opposed to an imaginary one). In Japan, anti-Semitism was and remains common even though there has never been a Jewish community there of any size.

Asked to explain why they hate Jews, anti-Semites contradict themselves. Jews are always showing off; they are hermetic and secretive. They will not assimilate; they assimilate only too well. They are too religious; they are too materialistic, and a threat to religion. They are uncultured; they have too much culture. They avoid manual work; they work too hard. They are miserly; they are ostentatious spenders. They are inveterate capitalists; they are born Communists. And so on. In all its myriad manifestations, the language of anti-Semitism through the ages is a dictionary of non-sequiturs and antonyms, a thesaurus of illogic and inconsistency.

Paul Johnson

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/viewarticle.cfm/the-anti-semitic-disease-9904


25 posted on 07/01/2009 9:24:21 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: SJackson

A bit verbose, but when he finally got to the punch line, it scored.


26 posted on 07/02/2009 12:40:54 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html. Donate to members.tripod.com/tva_israel/HOME.HTM)
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To: SJackson; ml/nj; firebrand; rmlew; dennisw; juliej; OldFriend; SunkenCiv; Clintonfatigued; ...
Excellent article by Don Feder, one of the best, yet lesser known, conservative columnists in the country.
27 posted on 07/02/2009 5:44:32 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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leftists are in it for the power ... they hate people and are psychopaths.

That's all too often the case. But the Left must live off deceptions and lies and comes to power because of generalized ignorance of the masses, who believe that the Left is altruistic and idealistic.

28 posted on 07/02/2009 5:50:17 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


29 posted on 07/02/2009 6:32:29 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: idov
Before the Nazis, socialism as a matter of principle opposed anti-Semitism.

Untrue. Read Why the Jews? by Dennis Prager and Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. They document not only the anti-Semitism of the "enlightenment" but also the historical anti-Semitism of the Left (with some minor exceptions, such as Saint-Simon) from its very inception. This includes proof that the idea of an "International Jewish Conspiracy" was first hatched by the Left to the Socialists' condemnation of both "anti-Semitic and philo-Semitic agitation" during the Dreyfuss case.

30 posted on 07/02/2009 7:15:30 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Vayiftach HaShem 'et-pi ha'aton vato'mer leVil`am meh-`asiti lekha ki hikkitani zeh shalosh regalim)
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To: SJackson; justiceseeker93; idov
The left is at war with God

This is really all there is to it.

Anti-Semitic right-wingers of the James Von Brunn/Revilo P. Oliver/Ben Klassen (yimach shemam vezikhram!) type hate G-d because they reject the very concept of morality as a foreign intrusion onto the "eternal laws of nature." The Left hates G-d because they have divorced morality from Him and created an independent, secular standard of morality by which He isn't moral enough.

Each group looks on people like us as dupes for the other side.

31 posted on 07/02/2009 7:20:59 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Vayiftach HaShem 'et-pi ha'aton vato'mer leVil`am meh-`asiti lekha ki hikkitani zeh shalosh regalim)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping. Don is great.


32 posted on 07/02/2009 7:21:54 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Vayiftach HaShem 'et-pi ha'aton vato'mer leVil`am meh-`asiti lekha ki hikkitani zeh shalosh regalim)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

All of God’s laws thwart the secular, worldly goals of “human fulfillment”.


33 posted on 07/02/2009 7:22:49 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: SJackson

Good post


34 posted on 07/02/2009 9:03:19 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: dervish

Jean Paul Sartre wrote an essay on anti-Semitism which briefly showed some promise of touching on truth. But then he totally screwed it up by asserting baldly that only the bourgeous classes were anti-Semitic, not workers, a crock if ever there was one.


35 posted on 07/02/2009 12:17:27 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html. Donate to members.tripod.com/tva_israel/HOME.HTM)
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To: ohhhh

Those are among the few verses not ever read in Episcopal churches since at least 1928. Pretty sad, that.


36 posted on 07/02/2009 12:29:28 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (I'm still waiting for the One to say something that isn't a lie)
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To: Zionist Conspirator; Polarik; SJackson
Anti-Semiic right wingers of the James Von Brunn ... type...

While the MSM potrayed Von Brunn as a "right wing" extremist, many others - including folks here on FR - made cogent arguments to the effect that he should be classified as "left wing" when all his perverse writings and activities are considered.

37 posted on 07/02/2009 12:38:35 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Eleutheria5

Sartre was a Stalinist apologist. He defended the Gulags.

Camus broke with Sartre broke over it with Camus condemning Stalin and siding with freedom.


38 posted on 07/02/2009 3:46:31 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: SJackson
There was a time when the left insisted you could be anti-Zionist without being anti-Semitic. Increasingly, neo-Marxists are forced to conclude that because “them Jews” support Israel (along with most Americans and evangelical Christians) there must be something inherently wrong with members of the tribe. Thus anti-Israel morphs easily to anti-Jew..

Your article came at just the right time.

39 posted on 07/02/2009 6:10:01 PM PDT by Polarik (Mom: You were right! The world IS run by a secret, international cabal.)
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