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Anti-Semitism Pandemic!

CJ Hopkins

Get the kids into the house! Lock your doors! Board up the windows! Break out the gas masks and hazmat suits! According to the corporate media, we are now officially deep in the throes of a deadly anti-Semitism pandemic! And just as the threat of mind-controlling Russian influencers was finally waning! It seems the fabric of Western democracy just can’t catch a break these days.

The origins of this pernicious, panic-inducing pestilence remain shrouded in mystery, but epidemiologists now believe that it began in the Spring of 2015, shortly after the resignation of Ed Milliband as UK Labour Party leader, and went global in the Summer of 2016, right around the time of the Brexit referendum and the nomination of Donald Trump. (Although the circumstantial evidence is overwhelming, to date, there exists no conclusive proof that Russian bio-weapons designers cooked up the virus in a hotel in Salisbury and sprayed it onto anyone’s doorknob.)

Virologists are working around the clock to map the genome of this scurrilous scourge, about which very little is known, other than that it has a sudden onset, and attacks the language center of the brain, causing the sufferer to express opinions about “Zionism,” “globalism,” “the Israel lobby,” “banks,” and other code words for “Jews.” Patients appear to be unaware that they are spouting these anti-Semitic code words until they are told they are by the corporate media, or their colleagues, or some random account on Twitter, at which point their symptoms alter dramatically, and they suffer a series of petit mal seizures, causing them to repeatedly apologize for unintentionally advocating the extermination of the entire Jewish people and the establishment of a worldwide Nazi Reich.

At the moment, Britain is taking the brunt of it. Despite the best efforts of the ruling classes and the media to contain its spread, several new cases of anti-Semitism have been reported throughout the Kingdom, or at least among the Labour Party, which, at this point, has been so thoroughly infected that it resembles a neo-Nazi death cult.

Jeremy Corbyn, who contracted the virus more or less the moment he assumed the leadership, is now exhibiting symptoms of late-stage disease. Reliable sources close to the party, reached for comment at a brunch in Qatar with Tony Blair and a bunch of Saudis, report that Corbyn is running around Momentum HQ in full Nazi regalia, alternately heiling Hitler and looking for journalists to apologize to.

Another Labour MP, Chris Williamson, had to be summarily quarantined after publicly apologizing for not apologizing for inciting a gathering of Labour members to stop apologizing for refusing to apologize for being disgusting anti-Semites … or something basically along those lines. Owen Jones is fiercely denying denying that the party is a hive of Nazis, and that he ever denied that denying the fact that there is zero actual evidence of that fact is essential to preserving what is left of the party, once it has been cured of anti-Semitism, or disbanded and reconstituted from scratch.

Emergency measures are now in effect. A full-scale Labour Party lockdown is imminent. Anyone not already infected is being advised to flee the party, denounce anyone who hasn’t done so as “a Hitler-loving Corbyn-sympathizer,” and prophylactically apologize for any critical statements they might have made about Israel, or “elites,” or “global capitalism,” or “bankers,” or anything else that anyone can construe as anti-Semitism (preferably in the pages of The Guardian).

Nor has the Continent been spared! What at first appeared to be a series of spontaneous protests against Emmanuel Macron, economic austerity, and global capitalism by the so-called “Yellow Vests” in France has now been officially diagnosed as a nationwide anti-Semitism outbreak. In a heroic attempt to contain the outbreak, Macron has dispatched his security forces to shoot the eyes out of unarmed women, pepper spray paraplegics in wheelchairs, and just generally beat bloody hell out of everyone.

Strangely, none of these tactics have worked, so France has decided to join the USA, the UK, Germany, and the rest of the empire in defining anti-Zionism as form of anti-Semitism, such that anyone implying that Israel is in any way inherently racist, or a quasi-fascist Apartheid state, or making jokes about “elites” or “bankers,” can be detained and prosecuted for committing a “hate-crime.”

Meanwhile, in the United States (where Donald Trump, “U.S. patient zero,” had already single-handedly infected the vast majority of the American populace, and transformed the nation into an unrecognizable, genocidal Nazi Reich), the anti-Semitism virus has now spread to Congress, where Representative Ilhan Omar (reputed to be a hardcore member of the infamous “Axis of Anti-Semitism“) has apparently totally lost her mind and started talking about the Israel lobby, and the billions of dollars the U.S. government provides to Israel on an annual basis, and other Israel-related subjects one simply does not talk about (unless one writes for The New York Times and isn’t a hijab-wearing Muslim, in which case it’s completely fine to characterize support for Israel as being “bought and paid for by the Israel lobby“).

Now, this is where things get really confusing. Trump (who, let’s remember, is Literally Hitler, or was until he green-lit the attempted U.S. coup in Venezuela) and the Republicans have now united with the Democrats to denounce Ilhan Omar as a filthy anti-Semite, and possibly a full-fledged Islamic terrorist (or to condemn the existence of “hate,” or something). The corporate media, Facebook, and Twitter have been overtaken by hordes of angry anti-Semites accusing other anti-Semites of anti-Semitism. Congress is on the verge of convening a House Un-Israeli Activities Committee to investigate anyone who might have ever trafficked in “anti-Semitic tropes.” Meghan McCain was so thoroughly horrified by the hateful, anti-Semitic things that Ilhan Omar never said that she broke down blubbering on national television and begged Joy Behar to call in a Rabbi to convert her to Judaism on the spot … which some viewers found a bit unseemly.

OK, I know, you’re probably questioning the fact that this anti-Semitism pandemic just sprang up out of the ether one day, more or less in perfect synch with the Russian plot to destroy democracy that Vladimir Putin set in motion the moment the Global War on Terror seemed to be running out of steam. If you are, you need to close this essay, pull up either MSNBC or The Guardian website on your phone, and inoculate yourself against such thoughts. That conspiratorial type of thinking is one of the early warning signs that you have been infected with anti-Semitism! Unless you act now to protect yourself, before you know it, you’ll be raving about “the ruling classes,” “globalist elites,” “austerity,” “neoliberalism,” “the Israel lobby,” or even “Palestinians.”

So just put all that stuff out of your mind! This sudden anti-Semitism outbreak has nothing to do with the War on Populism that the global capitalist ruling classes have been waging for the last two years. It’s not like the establishment would stoop so low as to use anti-Semitism (and even the Holocaust!) as a cynical propaganda ploy to delegitimize their myriad opponents and critics. No, it’s much more believable that an idiopathic, worldwide anti-Semitism pandemic erupted, for no apparent reason, precisely as the capitalist ruling classes were beginning to suspect that they had a widespread “populist” insurgency on their hands.

Plus, even if our democratic leaders, and the professional journalists in the corporate media, were, in fact, a bunch of soulless, conniving, sociopathic scumbags, what purpose would it possibly serve for them to whip the public up into a series of fits of mass hysteria over anti-Semitism, or “populism,” or imaginary Russian hackers (or imminent lone-wolf terrorist attacks, possibly with homemade nuclear devices)? That wouldn’t make any sense, now would it? People would be so consumed with fear and hatred that they could hardly think. They might not even notice how they were being cynically manipulated, and were contributing to actual anti-Semitism by rendering the term devoid of any meaning.

No, the sudden anti-Semitism pandemic theory makes a lot more sense. So get out those vintage plague doctor masks, lock your critical thinking up in your anti-anti-Semitism safe room, and pull up Schindler’s List on Netflix … oh, and don’t forget to scour the Internet for any criticism of the capitalist ruling classes, or the corporate media, or neoliberalism, or any other anti-Semitic tropes!

CJ Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org

Feel free to come find him in Berlin and buy him a beer. He’s been known to frequent an assortment of extremely suspicious RUSSIAN establishments in Kreuzberg.

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CJ Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org Feel free to come find him in Berlin and buy him a beer. He’s been known to frequent an assortment of extremely suspicious RUSSIAN establishments in Kreuzberg.

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Joerg
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Joerg

Anti-Semitism = “ANTI-ARABISM”! And Anti-Semitism has been this since at least 150 years! The founding of the Anti-Semitic Ideology by Count Gobineau was exclusively directed against ARABS! And for the next 150 years “Anti-Semitism” has remained to be “ANTI-ARABISM”! See at this list of only recently destroyed Arab Countries; Somalia Sudan Iraq Libya Syria Yemen Why is everyone so cowardly allowing that the term “Anti-Semitism” has got REBRANDED to now no more relate to the Arabs, but only to those who disgustingly racialist call themselves “Jews”. Yes, “disgustingly” because “Jew” is a religious term (like “Christian”). “Jews” are never a… Read more »

Makropulos
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Makropulos

““Jew” is a religious term (like “Christian”). “Jews” are never a race!”

Ironically, many who self-identify as “Jews” are happy to state that they do not believe a word of the Jewish religion. Indeed they seem to be proud of being non-believers. (Rachel Riley, Stephen Fry, David Baddiel). So what do these people mean by the self-identification? Do they assume they are a different race? Or do they refer to a religion they are happy to publicly reject?

Mucho
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Mucho

Also, many people comment here because they are either banned from the Guardian or they know that there is no point in even trying to post anything remotely truthful in the comments section, as it all gets deleted. That said, we should fight fire with fire and try to turn this antisemitism agenda on its head, using truth, because that is what they hate the most

mark
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mark

The truth is fine, but don’t limit yourself to it.
They don’t, so why should we?
They lie, cheat, steal, smear, threaten, blackmail and intimidate and use every dirty trick in the book.
So should we.
And use a few more that aren’t in the book yet.
These people murder and starve millions.
So anything goes.
They don’t recognise any limits whatsoever.
Neither should we.

milosevic
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milosevic

So should we.

That sounds like a really bad idea.

They have all the money, all the guns, all the propaganda, and all the power.

All we have is truth. Surely we shouldn’t abandon that.

Mucho
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Mucho

They lie because they need to lie. We don’t have to. The truth is so horrific, any sane, decent person aware of it could not help but be completely disgusted by it (genocide and child rape for example). When it comes down to it, their whole system of power is based on “trickery”. They trick people into having belief systems based on complete lies. If people were aware of this, they would not stand for it and the whole thing would come crashing down pretty quickly. People do not WANT to look into this kind of thing though, which is… Read more »

Mucho
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Mucho

Good info. Everything they do has a layer of Orwellian style language embedded, doublethink – “they hate us for our freedom”, “the IDF is the most moral army in the world”, the continual theme that the Palestinians, who are often armed with nothing but rocks, are somehow the aggressors against Israel, a nuclear power! etc. Any excuse to wheel this one out – Panorama – The War Party. This is like “Meet the Neocons”. Probably the last piece of honest journalism in the BBC archives, showing how the Neocons do very much speak in an Orwellian, NLP sort of way… Read more »

Mucho
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Mucho

Meet the Neocons – The War Party – Panorama – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_ISayqQ5mw

binra
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Accusing oneself in the Other. In scream for vengeance. Is the signature of the lie. And the father of it. Baseless accusations cover a lack of substance behind a raised fist The emperor as naked power of destruction. under which the fig-leaved mind gives worshipful sacrifice for favour and appeasement. Self specialness. Self-illusion. Self-limitation. Self-hatred. Self-evasion. Blame. Vengeance. False gods. False self. Recognising oneself in the other. must give and receive as one. It takes one to know one. A right to exist is in giving as we would receive. Claiming right to deny existence is the word by which… Read more »

Gwyn
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Gwyn

It’s an anti-Sem pandem™!

Tim Jenkins
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Tim Jenkins

(Chuckle), in Tandem with political PANDEMonium ™!

Tip:- it wasn’t our Nora’s
batty opening of Pandora’s
box of seeds for Flora 🙂

Gwyn
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Gwyn

We’re all in the bathtub, Tim, careering down the hill…

:o)

Tim Jenkins
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Tim Jenkins

Lmao,

“Pass the soap”
“Nett-an’-YAHOO ”
🙂 Off-G we go
it’ll all come out in the wash 😉

(Bloody redneck cowboys & reverse cowgirls)

Francis Lee
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Francis Lee

FAO Margaret Hodge: Here are some REAL anti-semites for you. In the Baltics of course. 2016. Our glorious allies. Funny how you missed them. Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t appear to be among them. Honoring Waffen-SS In spite of Latvia Prime Minister’s Maris Kučinskis disapproval, Riga authorized the March 16 2016 march to honor Latvia’s Waffen-SS Volunteer Legion established on that date in 1943. International protests have failed to prevent the march, just as they failed earlier. During WW2, some 150 thousand Latvians served on the side of the III Reich. They served in the so-called Volunteer Legion of the SS consisting… Read more »

milosevic
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milosevic

I find it astonishing that with all the weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth over “anti-semitism”, it never occurs to people to wonder why such ideas became so prevalent, historically. I suppose it’s yet another triumph of identity politics that questions such as this are now completely unmentionable — that would be “blaming the victim”. An evil, anti-semitic conspiracy theorist might wonder if this is part of the reason that identity politics was invented in the first place, after marxism-stalinism had served its purpose and been discarded. The Philosemitism is the New Antisemitism article, above, tells part of the… Read more »

milosevic
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milosevic

tail wags dog, or, Chosen People versus Sabbat Goyim:

mark
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mark

Shitty little Nazi countries one and all.
No wonder so many of their population have voted with their feet and left.

Paul
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Paul

Interesting. Thanks. It has been an illusion that the anti Semetic policies of European fascism were dead and buried in 1945. As is becoming clearer and clearer rught across Europe extreme right wing Nationalism is once again acceptable and inevitably that includes anti Semetics. . The main error was when the EU recognised the new Kiev government that included old Nazis. They’ve gone from strength to strength. It’s ironic that in Britain where fascism never really took off (who needed them when you had the Tories?) and who led the anti fascist war it’s luducriously maintained that the Opposition Leader… Read more »

Badger Down
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Badger Down

A blast of semitism and denial from Freedland in Guardian Review 9 March. He points out that MH-17 was downed by “a Russian missile”, David Irving was “not a historian”, and pooh-poohs the idea that “Hans Almeyer” [sic] confessed under duress. Freedland is advertising his fiction book about truth, or something.

mark
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mark

“David Irving is not a historian.”
That’s okay, Freedland isn’t a journalist.

Mucho
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Mucho

It is significant, and should at least be noted when looking at the MH-17 downing, that Malaysia is a country which has strongly stood up for Palestine and taken a definite anti-war stance in the world, which could make them a target for this kind of attack. This proves nothing, but it is relevant
As an example https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/tamara-nassar/malaysia-willingly-pays-price-support-palestinian-rights

milosevic
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milosevic

A blast of semitism

I’m pleased to see people using the word “semitism”, which I believe I originated, as a concise term for Jewish ethnic supremacism. If, as we are constantly told, “anti-zionism is the same thing as anti-semitism”, then the logical corollary is that “semitism” must be …

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/09/jews-money-antisemitism-judas-shylock-capitalism

https://www.counterpunch.org/2015/02/13/why-jonathan-freedland-isnt-fit-to-be-the-new-editor-in-chief-of-the-guardian/

mark
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mark

Makes a change from the fiction he writes in the Guardian. So long as it keeps the shekels rolling in, that’s the main thing.

mark
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mark

What we really need is a small. portable “anti Semitism” detector, something like a Geiger counter, that can be mass produced and issued to the general public by the million. Instead of being measured in Rontgens, it would be calibrated in “Corbyns.” Under 10 Corbyns would denote only residual trace “anti Semitism.” 10-20 Corbyns would automatically generate “anti Semitism” klaxons, which would continue until the level fell below 10 Corbyns and the all clear was sounded. 20-30 Corbyns would require non stop warning broadcasts on the media by Hodge, Berger, Ellman, Austin, Ryan, Gapes, the Board of Deputies, Shai Masot,… Read more »

harry stotle
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harry stotle

‘What we really need is a small. portable “anti Semitism” detector, something like a Geiger counter, that can be mass produced and issued to the general public by the million. Instead of being measured in Rontgens, it would be calibrated in “Corbyns.” Under 10 Corbyns would denote only residual trace “anti Semitism.” 10-20 Corbyns would automatically generate “anti Semitism” klaxons, which would continue until the level fell below 10 Corbyns and the all clear was sounded. 20-30 Corbyns would require non stop warning broadcasts on the media by Hodge, Berger, Ellman, Austin, Ryan, Gapes, the Board of Deputies, Shai Masot,… Read more »

Tim Jenkins
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Tim Jenkins

@mark – Classic m8,

worthy of a trade mark for checkm8™ ! ?

T-heresa M-ay object, but who cares ?

Gonna’ see if i can condense or squeeze yer’ irony onto

Gab.ai

(maybe with a few posts, Trumpstyle) 😉
*********************************************
(SIXTH publishing attempt !
This was addressed 5 times already, re. mark’s concept for an >>>
Anti-Sem-Pandem™ detector, measured in ‘Corbyns’, >>>
including publishing independently ! ? ! ? ! ?)

Gwyn
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Gwyn

Mark – thanks for that very funny comment. Taking the piss in order to show our contempt for this ludicrous situation is by far the best response.

I’d like to point you in the direction of Norman Finkelstein’s website. Rereading his reaction to the Margaret Hodge fiasco has just made me burst out laughing (again).

http://normanfinkelstein.com/2018/09/06/barking-yenta-dame-margaret-hodge-tells-packed-news-conference-i-obey-my-uh-i-mean-israels-leader-im-leaving-for-the-philippines/

Mucho
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Mucho

This is gold, lol. No-one will be allowed in to the Labour Party Conference until they have been given the up and down wand treatment at the entrance by specially trained IDF soldiers, fully tooled up with the lastest Corbyn Detectors

mark
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mark

I used Geiger counters many years ago. I don’t see why we can’t have something similar for this epidemic of anti Semitism. If we don’t do something soon, there’ll be a gas chamber on every street corner. Doesn’t bear thinking about.

Gwyn
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Gwyn

The first rule of Anti-Semitism Club is: you do not talk about Anti-Semitism Club.

Coz…it’s anti-Semitic, innit.

milosevic
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milosevic

The first rule of Jewish Power is, you do not talk about Jewish Power.

Because, through magical Talmudic technology, that would be simultaneously both pro-semitic and anti-semitic.
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Gwyn
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Gwyn

Milosevic – stop talking about Jewish Power, you f**king anti-Semite! Who do you think you are – Jeremy Corbyn?!?

Lots of love,

Dame Margaret Hodge.

Tim Jenkins
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Tim Jenkins

wot’ club ? 😉

i’ll get my coat & more soap 🙂 @theA.A.&A.
AshkeNazi Anonymous Accolades

Themandus
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Themandus

nothing ambiguous….just exploiting a change of perception.

Jerry Alatalo
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Run for your lives!!! … The long prophesied AntiSemitism Pandemic is flooding the Earth!!!

George Cornell
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George Cornell

It is hard to employ a “reductio ad absurdum” tactic when the target is already irreducibly “absurdum”. Good article.

George Cornell
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George Cornell

Well at least you managed a post without screaming “Nazi” or “fascist”. There are words in the language which are less emotive, indeed are more accurate in describing those who dislike the very unlikeable Israel and its anti-Corbyn campaign. Rather worry about a few thousand dollars spent by Russians on the presidential campaign, worry about the billions sent to Israel, the nuclear arming of Israel, and the relentless abuse of America’s UN veto to protect Israel from the rest of the world’s opinion to name a few. These are much more of a danger to the world than Jeremy Corbyn,… Read more »

George Cornell
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George Cornell

My ancient iPad is foundering on several levels. The above is a reply to antonym below.

Moneycircus
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Moneycircus

1. Anti-semitism has been used, if not promoted, in the interests of Zionism for more than a century. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/235143 2. Although a state of Israel exists, the agenda of Zionism (territorial, at the very least) has not been completed. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/zionisms-ultimate-goal/ 3. Ergo, anti-semitism is a tool of Zionism and must be created where it does not exist. There is no contradiction in Zionists and Ukrainian Nazis working together. 4. There are more than 100 historical references to 6 million victims that pre-date WW2. The figure took on a life of its own as a shorthand for a what today we… Read more »

milosevic
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milosevic

There are more than 100 historical references to 6 million victims that pre-date WW2.

Wherever and whenever Jews are suffering, and whoever the anti-semitic oppressor is, there are exactly six million of them. Not one more or less. Six million.

SIX MILLION SUFFERING JEWS

mark
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mark

There are Talmudic references to 4 BILLION Jewish victims of the Roman Empire “Holocaust.” Sort of makes old Adolf look a bit pathetic, doesn’t it.

crank
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crank

As much as I enjoy and admire CJ’s writing, the satire and sarcasm don’t make me laugh so much in this instance. For one, the ‘polarity’ of the smear attack has been reversed. Russiagate alleged that all who fell under it’s roving eye of paranoic suspicion were essentially traitors to a foreign nation that the populace have been brainwashed into thinking hostile and dangerous. The fake allegation of AS against Omar (and now the Democrats) and Labour, imply that the accused are the conspiracy theorists- i.e. the ones who see traitors in our political system with loyalty to a foreign… Read more »

BigB
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BigB

For the Few: not the Many …sounds like me. “It is through Corbyn and his to date colossal failure that we understand that a fresh form of opposition is crucial for our survival as ethical and dignified people.” As soon as we want to convene and at least discuss how we carry the fight from the opressed to the opressors …that have long included the Labour Party. The longer society kotows into involuntary servitude, the more impossible socialism becomes. Something I said nearly forty years ago …but it’s not all about me. Society chooses itself blindly, unaware it is choosing… Read more »

crank
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crank

Is G Atzmon a ‘holocaust denier’ ?
I have read nothing which substantiates that accusation.
Recalling a photo I saw yesterday of Owen Jones in a group hug with JLM/ Israel Embassy staff, I note his tweet (with accompanying flyer – ‘Say No To Nazi Apologist Jazz’) trying to blacklist this musician and political writer :
Protest against Holocaust denier Gilad Atzmon – join @PeoplesMomentum and @jewdas this Friday. Spread the word!

twitter.com/OwenJones84/status/1105421293200044032

Tell me this is all just about trying to stop Jeremy Corbyn from becoming prime minister because he is ‘a socialist’.

Makropulos
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Makropulos

Atzmon has been called a “holocaust denier” because he refuses to simply stand in awe before the reporting on the holocaust. He has said that, as with any historical event, the holocaust should be open to investigation and critique – not to deny it but to examine the roots, the circumstances that led to it. To maintain a phoney “respectful” silence in which any investigative comment is treated as blasphemy is to turn the holocaust into a religion.

tutisicecream
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What I don’t get CJ is why our MSM, Twitty, Faceblock, anti-sanitary, Integrity mongers found a haven in Ukraine where the anti-Semite Nazi collaborative virus apparently took hold years ago, but they diagnosed it as an outbreak of freedom and democracy!

So it seems that the current virus has degenerated along the lines of socialist populism rather than out and out in your face fascism where the strain was originally quite benign…!

Altered Reality
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Altered Reality

“.. in Ukraine where the anti-Semite Nazi collaborative virus apparently took hold years ago, but they diagnosed it as an outbreak of freedom and democracy!”

Well put, tutisicecream!
It seems the descent into darkness is now well established, and could be irreversible.

BigB
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BigB

Hey, CJ – don’t you know critical thinking is already in the box. Haven’t you heard: the critical theorists – aka the cultural Marxists – were all Jewish. They met in Frankfurt to plan the overthrow and takeover of traditional Western civilisation. It’s all part of the Jewish Boshevik commie plot to take over the world. Marx was a Jew. The Bolshevik’s were Jews. They were funded by Wall St Jews. Can’t you see the connection between the Holodomor and mediaeval blood libel? It’s in the ‘Protocols’. It’s obvious! Look, look, they control the media. It’s prophesied in the Talmud.… Read more »

crank
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crank

Trying to figure out that comment BigB….?

If, perchance, you reject the ‘Culture of Critique’ argument to the point of ridicule, then don’t worry, because Amazon are leading the way in de-listing MacDonald’s work and its surely already a red flag on Facebook algorithms (and by extension, Whatsap, Instagram ….).

BigB
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BigB

Crank No, my target was the equally execrable pseudo-scientifically justified personal bigotry of Ron Unz, and his openly racist sewer of a site. Any site that attracts, and does not dispel, hyper-racist commenters and Holocaust deniers (at least one that refer to blacks as ‘s**tskins’) deserves to be banished to Hell ….from whence it came. It offers a contaminated breeding ground for toxic mind-viruses like anti-semitism and the sub-intelligence of Blacks and other minorities (a la the bullshit ‘Bell Curve’). My secondary target is the cross-posting that is infecting this site with personal racist bigotry masquerading as barely concealed personal… Read more »

crank
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crank

BigB, Surprised at the tone and content of your reply there. I am reminded of the opening paragraph from an article from 2007 (one that stuck in my memory) : There is a virus sweeping the world. It infects opponents of the Bush government, sucks their brains out through their eyes and turns them into gibbering idiots. First cultivated in a laboratory in the United States, the strain reached these shores a few months ago. In the past fortnight it has become an epidemic. Scarcely a day now passes without someone possessed by this sickness, eyes rolling, lips flecked with… Read more »

BigB
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BigB

I’m afraid my choice of metaphors was largely reactive, based on my repugnance of much of the comment BTL at Unz. If I now differentiate that the media-defined confection of AS – as directed at the Labour party and Corbyn in particular – is fake-AS. The AS I see forming in dialectical reaction to that is real: based on the conflation of Judaism and Zionism: hung on pseudo-science and quasi-academic research. The real AS feeds the fake AS: strengthening and proliferating it in a negative spin cycle. It becomes rather difficult, at this point, to differentiate the real from the… Read more »

crank
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crank

All you have really done there is re-state your commitment to a universal ethic, sprouting from a root belief that we are all one, or ‘there is no other’. The wisdom of prophets through the ages, no doubt, but despite your absolute idealism we seem to live in a relative world. To be totally consistent with such a position would mean the abandonment of all political discussion altogether. You have not (to my mind) answered the key question : we can state a commitment to ‘non fight club rules’, but what do we do when someone thinks and acts according… Read more »

BigB
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BigB

Crank: A very good set of interrogative questions, most of which I will struggle to answer. But here goes… The reason I have to go back to the start, is that the very start is the transfinalisation key. We do not live in a relative world. We never have. We have invented a relative conceptual epistemology in order to describe reality: a discursive dualisation of a reality which is profoundly nondual. Reality remains forever untouched by our dualised descriptions of it. Relativity appears in intellection. Intellection is relative, not reality. Therein lies the crux of the problem. Everything is ethically… Read more »

milosevic
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milosevic

no comment on the Katyn Forest thing, then. or Israel Shahak, for that matter. This has about as much relevance to the real world as discussing the politics of Star Trek, or Narnia. If you prefer to dwell in some mystical fantasy universe, you can of course arrange it so as to support whatever conclusions you prefer. In the real world that Palestinians and many others are constrained to live in, questions like these suggest themselves to those who want to understand, rather than mystify, what’s actually happening: — among people who self-identify as “Jewish”, what are the relative proportions… Read more »

BigB
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BigB

Milosevic: You’re funny. I’ve already pre-answered all your questions, to be dismissed as ‘Stalinist’ or ‘verbiage’ ….compared to your oh so sane, liberated ‘out’ assertions such as the Jews are to blame for their own oppression (pre-quoted above, anchored to Lysson’s anti-semitic lies). Re: facts – we started this way. The Holodomor was not an ethnic revenge genocide: perpetrated by Jews, for the sole benefit of Jews. That is racist historiography. If you want to prove that, you will have to show it was not a cyclical famine. Instead, you ignore this point and move the goalposts. Address this one… Read more »

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milosevic

The only answer I can give to the correlation of Zionism and Judaism is none I know. This is truly laughable, and sufficient to discredit your opinions with anybody who’s paying attention to the issue; I certainly won’t waste any more of my time debating it with you. You’re well in the running for Sabbat Goy of the Year; the winner gets a free trip to Israel. In the solidarity group I was affiliated with in the past: there were more Jews than Palestinians and Europeans combined. Gilad Atzmon has much to say about this widely-observed phenomenon. It seems to… Read more »

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I do not know the correlative percentages – but not all Jews are Zionists. yah, you said that several times already. It’s what the post-modernist cool kids call a “trope”. Everybody knows that “not all Jews are Zionists.” Everybody who is paying attention knows that a very large majority are. Everybody also knows that it’s highly imprudent to say so, unless you’re one of the Chosen People, in which case you may shout “anti-zionism is the same thing as anti-semitism”, all day long. It’s as if 95% of people who self-identified as ethnic-German were still celebrating the crimes of the… Read more »

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BigB

Milosevic I did not say it was not an enormous bureaucratic clusterfuck (exacerbated by the uncontrollable weather); nor did I say Stalin was anything other than a maniacal egomaniac. I said it was not an intentional genocide. Which is entirely contra Lysson’s contrived intentionality, garnered from random episodes in history (Pasque di Sangue – 100ish incidents in 800 years – hardly any basis for a heritable trait …let alone a link to kidney buying). You are still looking at the small picture. The Bolshevik FSU was broke, and needed money for rapid industrialisation. Both Lenin and Stalin knew they would… Read more »

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milosevic

I did read the review. I saw little to disagree with. Let me concede the argument in advance: I’m quite willing to believe that the regime and its functionaries did not “intend” to kill “four to six million” peasants; what they intended to do was to enslave all of them. Millions of deaths was merely a side effect of that policy. Perhaps you consider this an important political or ethical distinction; if so, I disagree. There’s been a serious academic debate for decades, between “functionalists” and “intentionalists”, about to what degree, if any, the nazis “intended” the genocidal effects of… Read more »

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BigB

Smoke and mirrors. You try and deflect the copiously researched fact that the Holodomor was not intentional with out of date literature; written before the FSU archive was opened up. Well, the ‘Years of Hunger’ was written after, and included in Wheatcroft’s analysis. Which is confirmed by Professor Tauger’s extensive analysis I posted back in December. So just admit it, you did not and will not read it. Because it destroys Lysson’s mendacious “7m Ukrainians are less important than 6m Jews” counterfactual racist fiction. You know, when you commit to accusations of “hand wringing” over Holocaust’s; and engaging in Holocaust… Read more »

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milosevic

so, still no comment on Katyn or Israel Shahak, then. and as I predicted, still no serious answer to this question: “among people who self-identify as ‘Jewish’, what are the relative proportions of zionists and anti-zionists?” This issue must always remain clouded in mystery, because any serious estimate would explode the “not all jews…” deflection. Meanwhile, the Gaza genocide continues, as goodthinkers like yourself pontificate that any attempt to identify the people who encourage and facilitate it would be “racist”. I’m not sure why you were so offended by my comment about how people who never learn from their mistakes,… Read more »

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harry stotle

The ersatz media version of antisemitism has at least flushed out the moral bankruptcy that infested the dark heart of Blair’s Labour. Surely I’m not the only one who feels rage when Tom Watson purrs about conducting a one-man witchunt to crush anyone who refuses to submit to an all encompassing definition of antisemistism, one that cannot be questioned and which has already threatened the careers of distinguished anti-racists like Marc Wadsworth and Jackie Walker. All this despite the fact Watson, Hodge and of course Mr WMD himself lost any right to take the moral highground for the obvious reason… Read more »

crank
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crank

Tony Greenstein : ‘Atzmon is an antisemite politically but he is not personally…’.
Work that one out if you can.
Most Left thinking on this matter is just one spurious self-contradiction piled on top of another.

crank
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I am going to leave things there, as this doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. I am fundamentally coming from the same philosophical departure point as you BigB, I agree that race is ultimately a false concept and that genuine progress for humanity (- and for life in a general sense), is contingent upon an acceptance/ realisation of the indivisibility of ‘self’ and ‘other’. I am also interested in the movement of ideas through society, such as the opposing idea that people exist in ‘groups’ or ‘races’ or ‘nations’, or that ‘our group god is the unifying singular world god’.… Read more »

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BigB

The question wasn’t aimed at you, at all. I wasn’t questioning your attitudes in the slightest, which for the most seem to be closely aligned with mine. It was aimed at others who seem to be harbouring stereotypical anti-semitic views – blaming the Jews for their own persecution: A more realistic assessment would be that people who never seem to learn from their mistakes, over the course of centuries, are actually following a more-or-less conscious policy, and don’t believe that it is a mistake. Nicholas Lysson — Holocaust and Holodomor FWIW: I’ve already confronted Lysson’s racist list on previous occasions.… Read more »

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milosevic

My comment was written after reviewing some of the comments posted on the recent thread “Anti-Capitalism is NOT Anti-semitism” Since I’m doubtless one of the principal offenders therein, I won’t compound my crime by responding to the tired anti-anti-semitic verbiage above. It’s not like we haven’t heard it all before, countless times, and it’s now quite clear where it all leads, if it wasn’t already, long ago. I can’t quite manage to restrain myself from commenting that your antiquated Stalinist denialism regarding the Ukrainian “famine” (“Even if it was a genocide …”) becomes only more repulsive in the context of… Read more »

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BigB

Milosevic The core ersatz-idea that a particular group, any group, is at the root of the crisis of humanity is racist, pure and simple. To hang perniciously contrived bigotry on science and quasi-academic ‘historic’ research is racist. ATL proto-racism breeds BTL virulent and open racist hatred. The inclusion of certain, not all articles, encourages and amplifies this. Shit attracts flies that love and breed in the shit. I presume you already read the comments. If you think that some of the open and virulent pathological race hate that can be found BTL there is normal and justifiable, then, cognitively, we… Read more »

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Milosevic, this is a reply to my friend BigB but I am putting it here to affirm my agreement with your indignation. Cut’n’Pasted from SyrPer where the CJ Hopkins article is also posted, Anti-Republican defends Ron Unz (who is himself Jewish) from the charge of running what BigB calls “a sewer of racism”. anti_republocratOnline #288768 posts in reply to Daniel Green [a Jew?] who approves CJ Hopkins article debunking “Anti-anti-Semitism”: Thanks, Daniel. The C.J. Hopkins parody that Mark Green [another Jew?] was commenting on was quite funny as well. I shared it on FB with this comment: This could not… Read more »

Hidden in plain sight
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Hidden in plain sight

How many Integrity Initiatives are there?

Only one has been uncovered. There must be many hard at work in the background. Even the one Integrity Initiative we met in the last couple of month could have possibly morphed into another club with another name and kept pursuing their deception even further.

You see, money is not a problem for this type of organisations. They seem to have unlimited financial resources.

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CJ…. The corporate media ain’t telling me anything coz I don’t pay attention to the bastards. They can scream anti semitic until they’re blue in the face. I don’t fucken care. Its a scam, its about imposing censorship, its about smearing decent, ethical people who support Palestinians, its about silencing critics of Israel’s barbarism. On that, I care greatly. How many UN resolutions has Israel ignored to date? How many Palestinians have died this year? How many Palestinians have been evicted from their homes? How many Palestinian children have been murdered? How much more Palestinian land has been stolen? How’s… Read more »

Francis Lee
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Francis Lee

Read Norman Finklestein – Gaza – It’s like a brick through the windscreen.

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stevehayes13

Margaret Hodge, one of the tireless band of anti-Semitism witch-finders, submitted over 200 allegations of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party (ie, words on the Internet, which she disapproved of). Only 20 of these were by members of the Labour Party. This is very similar to the Luciana Berger case. Apparently the Labour Party is institutionally anti-Semitic by proxy.

Francis Lee
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Francis Lee

I think that any reasonably intelligent aware person would agree that rise of western civilization was massively underpinned by the Jewish intelligentsia. Let’s do a roll call. Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Emile Durkheim, Albert Einstein, Franz Kafka, – my favourite marxist Georgy Lukacs – Hannah Arendt, Rosa Luxemburg, Leon Trotsky, Eduard Bernstein, Noam Chomsky, Norman Finklestein … on and on. Genuine anti-semites would be loathe to concur with this, but they would simply be asserting that the earth is flat in this respect. However the likes of Netanyahu, and his zionist forbears massively detract rather than enhance the tradition. Nations… Read more »

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Antipropo

My only quibble with your post is the reference to “it’s prior noble heritage”. Since the establishment of a Jewish majority state in Palestine ALWAYS required the forced expulsion of the native population-this reality acknowledged by the founders of the Zionist movement- when was this “noble heritage?

Paul
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Well put! It’s weird how anti Semitism in Labour is currently highlighted by one woman joking that Israel should be part of America; that was deemed a call for genocide as Israel couldn’t be towed across the World without injury. Another highlight was a major figure on the Left being suspended and gagged within hours of saying the attacks on the Party haven’t been resisted. Meanwhile across Europe REAL anti Semites are getting more and more vocal. Torch lit Nazi parades in Kiev as well as Death Squads operating on the new border, street fighting in Germany, a Belgian carnival… Read more »

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To add to Vexarb’s comment,
The neo-nazis of Ukraine are armed by the self professed ‘Jewish state’.
Not just Nuland, but the entire (Kagan) circle of Neocon power into which she sits is widely known to be dominated by Jewish American individuals with loyalty toward Israel.

These Banderistas are nasty anti-semites, (with their own Jewish only regiment).
Go figure.

https://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-arming-neo-nazis-ukraine/24876

vexarb
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@Francis Lee: “Oh, and BTW if you want to find any genuine anti-semites, try looking in Lviv, Riga, Vilnius and Kiev. You’ll find plenty there. It was an annual display of ex SS veterans who ” …. …. who are led by a regime of Jews like Poroshenko who succeeded a regime headed by a dual-citizen Jew called “Yats, that’s our man” who was chosen by a dual-citizen Jew nee Nudelman who paid $5 Billion of U$ taxpayers money for the privilege of destabilizing Ukraine by handing out cookies (and guns) to Banderista terrorists together with her fellow dual-citizen Jew… Read more »

Francis Lee
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Francis Lee

And of course Victoria – ‘Fuck the EU’ – Nuland was a dyed-in-the-wool neocon, along with her more famous husband Robert Kagan, a leading figure in the Neo-con cabal.

Makropulos
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Well it’s certainly true that Labour has an anti-symmetric problem and that Corbyn doesn’t realise the danger of anti-Semantics. And until he gets Labour’s anti Cement mixer problem sorted out, the noble pro-Western, pro-imperialist electorate will not vote for him.