I posted something about antisemitism about 2 years ago, and somebody we all know well in our little Tumblr community unfollowed me. They later followed me again, so I figured maybe the unfollow was just a glitch. But I just went to comment on a picture they posted and realised they’ve unfollowed me again, so…
im hardly silent about calling israel out, but lets get something fucking straight right the fuck now
when you blame israel for ills of other states, you are being antisemitic.
even if you do not intend to implicate jews as a whole.
because the notion that israel is responsible for other states’ internal states is just another leaf out of the old ZOG playbook - the notion that jews secretly control or elsewise have undue influence over world governments.
that you replaced “all jews” with “these specific jews from here” does not make this notion magically no longer antisemitic.
try blaming israel for all the shit it ACTUALLY DOES instead of making up conspiracy theories to justify your hate boner.
Making up such stories also only serves to put Diaspora Jewry on the line to “pay” for such crimes, as Diaspora Jewry very often pays a very heavy blood price for Israeli crimes, both real and imagined.
I’m one of the so-called (tokenised) “good Jews” who has been calling Israel out on its military bullshit for almost 20 years. Don’t think that stopped me from going through my followers list yesterday and identifying which one of them is most likely to hide me in the event of another holocaust.
Because on top of the bigoted tumblr message I received the other day, the amount of Judenhass popping up in non-Israel/Palestine news stories is scaring the everloving fuck out of me (not even to mention the fact that I lose followers every time I even mention the a-word).
I don’t care how progressive you think you are—if you want to blame the horrors in Ferguson on some Zionist conspiracy, go join the KKK; they’ve already got that shit covered.
Those of us who actually care about ending racism, bigotry, and oppression have better things to do:
jwgh: Is there a less surprising combination of traits than "anonymous racist who uses 'lol' in place of punctuation"?
Can we start a modern version of Commedia dell’Arte where the stock characters are ‘Anonymous racist who uses LOL in place of punctuation’ and ‘Nice guy wearing a fedora’? Because that would be amazing.