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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Right wing humor of the day 



Here is much more in a similar vein.

It is worth mentioning that it is only recently that this would have qualified as "right wing" humor. In very recent memory such anti-Semitism that there was in the United States was at least stereotypically from the political right rather than the left. Moreover, Democrats were thought to be much stronger supporters of Jews trapped inside oppressive regimes. Remember, for example, Democratic Senator "Scoop" Jackson's unremitting efforts on behalf of Jews in the Soviet Union. It is a strange artifact of our age that the left does not today generally support Jews who merely want to defend themselves. Is it because the oppressors of Jews are no longer Europeans, or is it because Israelis don't seem like victims? If neither explanation applies, what better explanation is there?

CWCID: Glenn Reynolds.


3 Comments:

By Blogger RiverRat, at Sun Aug 13, 07:42:00 PM:

Simply the transition from oppressed kibbutzniks to assertive capitalists. Victimized socialists to heretical Capitalists.

Islam is the great grandfather of collectivization and oppression. All socialism did was replace Allah with the "state".

nuff said.  

By Blogger d_Brit, at Mon Aug 14, 03:52:00 AM:

It is a strange artifact of our age that the left does not today generally support Jews who merely want to defend themselves. Is it because the oppressors of Jews are no longer Europeans, or is it because Israelis don't seem like victims? If neither explanation applies, what better explanation is there? : Glenn Reynolds.

Good question. Indeed, a vital question.

I am reduced to concluding that the answer is simply that, early on, the Jews committed the ONE, unforgivable sin...

They had the 'gall' to make the claim that they are the 'Chosen People'...and that it is God's choice that they are given that distinction...

THAT cannot stand, for what are the implications for everyone else?  

By Blogger Dawnfire82, at Mon Aug 14, 08:07:00 PM:

How is that different from other religions?

"the Christians committed the ONE, unforgivable sin... They had the 'gall' to make the claim that they are 'Saved'...and that it is God's choice that they are given that distinction..."

"The Muslims committed the ONE unforgivable sin... blah blah blah 'The Righteous Believers'... blah blah"

et cetera.  

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