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Anti-semitism — an Eroded Democracy

Although a lot of research has been devoted by distinguished institutions (e.g., ADL) to defining anti-semitism and providing detailed classifications of its forms of manifestation, the field has grown so much that it is hard now to encompass it in one discipline.

Abe Foxman, the head of ADL, has come up with a short test, now known as Foxman’s Five, on which even one check mark ensures certification as an anti-semite:

  1. Criticism of Israel
  2. Denial of the Holocaust, or (new!) ‘relativism’ on the issue
  3. Criticism of the Jewish lobby/claims of Jewish global political power
  4. Claiming that Jews own banking/media
  5. Criticism of Jewish tribal behavior (“Jewish identity politics”)

The Anti-Anti-semitic Association (AAA), which accredits anti-semites, has lowered the bar so much that the anti-semite certfication is now available to anyone simply on the recommendation of two AAA experts.

The Holocaust criterion has been enlarged too: it used to include only “denial” but experience has shown that such a classification left a lot of desirable candidates without accreditation so, with the advent of Sophia Rosenthal and her staff of six at the State Department’s aptly named Bureau of Democracy, an addition was made:

“holocaust relativism,” i.e., quibbling with any detail in Holocaustology. This measure helped to democratize anti-semitism to some extent, opening the gates wider.

Nevertheless, interestingly, at the same time that the membership has grown by leaps and bounds into a vast, diverse, and vibrant community, an elite group of anti-semites has formed at the top.

The criteria by which special status is accorded to those few are not always clear. Needlessly to say, few anti-semitic plebeians would invidiously begrudge the VIP status to people like these (examples in alph order):

  • Gilad Atzmon
  • Paul Eisen
  • John Meerscheimer
  • Israel Shamir
  • Stephen Walt

all of whom, armed with impressive bibliographies and CVs, ice Foxman’s test, and some of them score off the charts.

Perhaps it is not out of snobbery but from sincere conviction and respect for integrity that some of these high achievers oppose the induction into the ranks of anti-semites of new members like Greta Berlin and Ann Wright. They seem to reject the AAA’s argument of “Direct Contamination” as a sufficient admission criterion (i.e., Great Berlin “supports” Atzmon) as well as the “Secondary Contamination” criterion (Ann Wright supports Greta who supports Atzmon).

There is, however, something of a push towards exclusivism among the top stars in the anti-semites’ galaxy (e.g., Atzmon’s loud self-promotion as “Israel’s #1 enemy,” which is intimidating to those of whom Israel is not even aware).

Not all VIP members exhibit these anti-democratic tendencies, however. A pull in the opposite direction was seen in Eisen’s call: “We are all anti-semites now,” although he, too, succumbed to vanity and self-promotion by putting on his own site the link showing his VIP acceptance by one of the AAA agencies.

In the most recent article by Roy Bard, in which he details the support he received from

(On his site, greenie also touchingly has his mother’s picture):

an AAA officer nicknamed greenie, Roy inadvertently reveals that he contacted greenie hoping for a stronger endorsement:

Tony
You’ve publicly declared me to be an anti-semite (http://azvsas.blogspot.com/2011/07/indymedia-uk-three-years-on.html) and yet I am absolutely clear that people of Jewish origin are not a mono-thought clique, and that there is no common position shared by all Jews on any issue whatsoever.
So, what it is that makes me a racist?

Note: The endorsement Roy was seeking was in fact modest: racism is a lower grade rubric than anti-semitism.

Nevertheless, even so, greenie, although helpful to him in the past through clumsily written but seemingly sincere endorsements, was either unwilling to give it to him this time or too inarticulate to express it properly, so all he offered was a second-tier certification:

“Yes I probably did declare you were an anti-Semite on the basis of an unqualified support for Gilad Atzmon who certainly generalises about Jews.”

In other words, “anti-semite by contamination.” Still, I find it interesting that greenie offered Roy another bite at the apple:

“Do you also find Israel Shamir an inspiring figure, because he was/is a full blooded anti-Semite and fascist.”

Is it possible to be promoted to VIP anti-semite status by proving double contamination? Perhaps there is hope there.

It appears that although the AAA has thrown wide open the gates to anti-semitic certification, within the certified community itself there is a nascent anti-democratic tendency while the dream of upward mobility of the middle-visibility anti-semitic class endures.

Nevertheless, irrespective of the stratification among the anti-semites already certified, if the accelerated admission process by AAA, ADL and other anti-semitism certificators continues at the present pace, soon we shall indeed be all “anti-semites,” and AAA will be out of business. The only things left to deal with will be:

  1. Israel
  2. The Holocaust lies
  3. The Jewish lobby/Jewish global political power
  4. Jewish ownership of global banking/media
  5. Jewish tribal behavior (“Jewish identity politics”)
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63 Responses to Anti-semitism — an Eroded Democracy

  1. Jonathon Blakeley October 21, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    Great contribution to the understanding of of this gnarly subject.

  2. Jonathon Blakeley October 21, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    1, Check, 2, check, 3 check, 4 check, 5 check. Where do I get my certificate.

  3. Jonathon Blakeley October 21, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Greenie mentioned me once as “Blakeney the semi-sensible editor of the anit-Semitic deLiberation”. & maybe one mention on harry’s place nothing to right home about.
    I feel I am underperforming in the Anti-Semitic rankings.

    My problem is I just dont hate Jews, even though many can be very annoying, it’s Zionism not Jews that bothers me.

    • fool me once... October 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

      “On his site, greenie also touchingly has his mother’s picture”
      :D :D :D (I hope that is a joke)
      Hey JB after having a skeg on greenies blog for the, wrongly spelt, “Jonathan Blakeney” quote, I noticed I too had got a “hat tip”, maybe not in the same way “Mark Elf” did under the blog title but further down;
      “To which the appropriately named ‘fool me once’ (surely more than once?) repeated his masters voice saying that ‘A lot of people will find that very disappointing.”
      Wonder what greenie means by “repeated his masters voice” as it was only specifically who_me who backed my comment.
      http://azvsas.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/breaking-news-anti-semitic-deliberation.html

      • Ariadna Theokopoulos October 21, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

        I guessed it was his mother at an earlier age, was I wrong?
        See, he is stingy with praise. You only got a “contamination” verdict.

        • fool me once... October 21, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

          @AT
          “…was I wrong?”
          Er, I think so, but don’t worry, I can’t stop laughing, that was well funny! :D
          Your humourus (un)intentional observation set me off on a trip down memory lane to fond recollections of frequent chit-chats with jewish people on Jewdas in my quest for “the knowledge”.
          Looking back I now realise, in my ignorance, I may have over looked the key to unlock greenie’s decades long angst, namely the catalyst for his Talmud tumult temper tantrums.
          Something obviously upset the lad when he was young that he just can’t let go of. A puzzle that he just can’t fathom. He evidently wants to talk about and explore it, but somehow feels it would be a betrayal of sorts to “the family”.
          Here’s the enlightening unedited paragraph – hopefully understanding this may be the first step to his 6 million step recovery program;
          Tony Greenstein says:
          15/01/2010 at 3:47 am
          “To digress. I was brought up in non-Jewish communities and schools till I was 11 when I went to the King David school in Liverpool. You know what? The first time I heard a ‘Jewish’ joke was in a summer camp of the Jewish Lads Brigade. And I was shocked. The first anti-Semitic comments I remember were from Zionists who told me it was a pity Hitler didn’t get me and that when I was circumcised they threw away the wrong bit. (Yes that’s supposed to be ‘funny’).”
          .
          I would say that experience has scarred and left
          him with an entrenched need to prove himself.
          With every defended “attack” and every attack “defended”, perceived as a jewish medal of honour, on his path to prove those “Jewish Lads Brigade” bully boy jews wrong, already.

          • Ariadna Theokopoulos October 22, 2012 at 12:37 am #

            (UN)intentional or not is for the satirist to know and for the reader to guess…
            Those confessions made me tear up.
            To be mauled by one’s own dogs, like Acteon, because they don’t recognize you! No wonder he has been trying to jew up ever since….

          • fool me once... October 22, 2012 at 12:57 am #

            “No wonder he has been trying to jew up ever since…”
            Careful, so far you’ve kept your nose clean AT and managed to stay off the list. With comments like that you’re likely to be sent for an early shower.
            (note to the zionazi List Scribes; “Early Shower – premature departure from an athletic field, esp. due to injury or dismissal by officials”)

          • Ariadna Theokopoulos October 22, 2012 at 1:47 am #

            It is your only assumption that the term to “jew up” is derogatory. Wrong. You confuse it with the expression; “Don’t try to jew me down.”

          • fool me once... October 22, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

            “You confuse it with the expression; “Don’t try to jew me down.”
            I wasn’t aware of that expression before until you mentioned it this morning and spookily enough I heard it said again today in a film I happened to catch a bit of called Drop Dead Gorgeous on bbc i, by the unscrupulous furniture store owner Lester Leeman character at 21.40mins.
            After looking into the expression “jew up” I agree that you used it in the same way I used it when I said;
            February 1, 2012 at 8:08 pm
            “As for “wanting to believe jews..” – I’d probably say Gilad was more “jewed up” than Greenstein.”
            meaning that G was more experienced and knowledgeable about J’s.
            Although the Urban Dictionary puts a different slant on “jew up”;
            http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=jew+up

          • Jonathon Blakeley October 22, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

            I keep righting stuff and deleting all my comments. I am not getting very far.
            But very funny you guys. Good thread A & fmo

      • who_me October 21, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

        ““On his site, greenie also touchingly has his mother’s picture”

        well, everybody knows how the “twice blessed” love their mothers… ;D

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos October 21, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

      You MUST have upset greenie personally at some point to make him half-praise you, a soiling that stains.

      You are underperforming because, despite your work on the deLib, the certificators SENSE that you go about it the wrong way.
      “Anti-semitism” as defined by the only bodies qualified to do it, really has absolutely nothing to do with hating Jews.
      Zionists, the elite of anti-zionism certificators have famously been in bed with those who just hated Jews but did not oppose, even cooperated with, Jewish interests, and the copulation has continued since the time of Nazi Germany in all Western countries ever since (see extreme right racist parties in France).
      It is Jewish power, Jewish interests, and Jewish supremacism that you have to attack to have a chance of acquiring certification. It may seem like a subtle difference but it isn’t really.

      • Jonathon Blakeley October 21, 2012 at 11:28 pm #

        Definitely upset Greenie …. yes. I wrote to him asking him to renounce his Right of return to Israel.

        • Ariadna Theokopoulos October 21, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

          Oh, no….

        • fool me once... October 22, 2012 at 12:04 am #

          Did he do a PE, israeli style and keep his options open?
          “I’ll neither reject or accept it, but I may use it if things get heavy” ;)

          • Jonathon Blakeley October 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

            No he just rejected me kind offer out of hand.

  4. Jonathon Blakeley October 21, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    Definitely LOL, I know I had made it when Greenie did that blog. It fair brought a big smile to my face it did. Brilliant, gotta hand to Greenie I laughed a lot.

    Sadly others don’t have the sense of humour that I do

    As schisms go it was a bloody funny one….

  5. Barb Weir October 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    Palestinians are nowhere in the picture. I’m sure that’s just a coincidence.

    • who_me October 21, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

      that’s a major problem with jewish people that i’ve noticed the last dozen years or so i’ve been using the internet. whatever the subject under discussion is, or the activities being proposed, the whole thing quickly degenerates into some horseshit soap opera about something jewish. and that happens even if they are not purposely trying to wreck the atmosphere for some zionazi or other bigoted jp reason.

  6. Barb Weir October 21, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    I suppose it might be possible to pro-Palestinian and yet not anti-Semitic, if the Palestinians with whom you are in solidarity first assure everyone that they are not anti-Semitic and sign a list to say so.

    • fool me once... October 22, 2012 at 10:22 am #

      @Barb
      Yeah it’s all gone to another level of bagel babble bullshit. Allowing the european khazars ownership of the word Semitic in the discourse has created a massive stumbling block for anyone wishing to get to the truth.
      Good comment.

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos October 22, 2012 at 11:11 am #

      Like many scholars used to talking to/writing for each other, you, Barb, use scientific slang that is obscure to the general public. Allow me to clarify your statement for the lay reader:
      When Barb says “pro-Palestinian,” she refers to the certified designation issued by the same AAA bodies that certify anti-semites, not to some bricoleur that cobbles himself a Free Palestine sign and talks/writes trash about Israel.
      Actually, the same goes for the term “Israel.”

      • fool me once... October 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

        Hi AT, hope the storms passed.
        I try, I really do, to keep up with you brainy mo fo’s but like Barb you too have this way of writing (not always) that leaves me head in a muddle, especially when you throw in a few satirical grammatical typos. Maybe that’s a subtle part of satire as Barb does it as well eg;
        “I suppose it might be possible to pro-Palestinian”
        When you say “clarify your statement for the lay reader” I take that to mean people like me, but as feed back I would say with your attempt at clarification you left me in a bigger muddle.
        Because of your cleverness I look for the hidden meaning in your comments and am often left confused to what your point is. For instance, was your last paragraph a typographical pop at me cos I’m a bricklayer, “not to some bricoleur that cobbles himself” or a genuine attempt at the aforementioned clarification?
        Anyways it’s just feed back, no harm done. :D

        • fool me once... October 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

          Apologies if the above sounds rude it wasn’t my intention. What I’m asking is when you clarify things will you do it in simple terms. Thanks ;)

        • Jonathon Blakeley October 22, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

          Brilliant. lol

        • Ariadna Theokopoulos October 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

          1. You are incapable of being rude. You are the peacemaker on deLib. If Ghandi could come back and he’d replace you here we’d find him by comparison to be an aggressive brute and a violent bully.
          2. Thanks for pretending my errors are “satirical.” The same kind of tact like that in the old joke about the butler who enters by mistake in the bathroom where the lady of the house is naked in the tub and says: “Excuse me, sir” No, unfortunately my errors are the product of the unfortunate mix between extremely old age and incurable impatience.
          3. By a “bricoleur who fashions a Free Palestine” sign for himself” I meant a free-lancer, unschooled in “anti-semitism,” uncertified, who operates independently, just shooting his mouth criticizing Israel, as opposed to those who have been certified as anti-semites and have diplomas issued by AAA.
          4. But, say, as a bricklayer you are by avocation a direct descendant of those Masters who built the Mayan temples–I believe that’s a good enough claim to reclaim your right of return to Peru. Avocation seems to me stronger than mythology, which worked like a charm for others. It’s a lovely country. I visited Lima once and loved it as much as I did their Pisco.
          PS Far from passing, the storm floods us in biblical fashion and tomorrow we’ll have a cyclone, whatever that is.

          • fool me once... October 23, 2012 at 11:42 am #

            Thanks AT
            Though not wanting to try your patience or be a pedant, did you mean “a vocation” rather than “avocation” as, after looking it up, the former means one’s employment and the latter means hobby?
            “extremely old age” puleese! I feel bad now coz you may have interpreted the “brainy mo fo” description as “mouldy fogie” and that would have been offensive. ;)
            btw.
            I was wondering with your mentionings of SA, are you likely to be doing an article on the Oaxacan Struggle? Cheers
            http://nacla.org/news/women-play-key-role-oaxaca-struggle
            .
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WBY_qrDK0Q&feature=related
            .
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZz19I0Mc3U

          • Ariadna Theokopoulos October 24, 2012 at 2:47 am #

            Thanks for the correction. Vocation/calling, not avocation.
            Mouldy fogie would have been upsetting and no, I didn’t take it that way.
            I don’t know anything about the Oaxacans. Too far north :-)

      • Barb Weir October 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

        Thank you for that addition, Ariadna. In fact, Penin Diaz has clarified some of the defining criteria in his Application Palestinian Solidarity Movement Membership Application. http://www.deliberation.info/palestine-solidarity-membership-application/

  7. Mariapalestina October 21, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    I confess I felt a chill run up my spine at the suggestion that anyone should be required to sign a list to say they aren’t antisemitic.

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos October 22, 2012 at 11:12 am #

      If you are not guilty you have nothing to fear.

    • fool me once... October 22, 2012 at 11:19 am #

      Just a thought to warm the cockles of the heart, the List would be a useful compendium of zionists, useful idiots and enemies of Palestine.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg69fRRyynE

      • Ariadna Theokopoulos October 22, 2012 at 11:31 am #

        Zionists, another rhythmless nation.. w
        With this tribal music, instead of Hava Nagila, they’d be Masters of the Universe already.
        Thank you, fmo, I never realized that their greatest fault is not having inspiring music. They don’t hate Gilad because of anything he wrote but because he refuses to be call himself an Israeli and donate his music to the tribe.

        • fool me once... October 22, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

          Ha ha, from what Gilad says the israelis thought that all the great jazz musicians were white jews;
          “Born and brought up as a Zionist in Israel, Atzmon believes it was his love of music that first opened his eyes to the world. “I was brought up to believe that Jews were the chosen people and no one was better than us. Then I discovered jazz and found out that many of the great jazz musicians were black Afro-Americans. That was the first dent in the theory of our greatness and as I picked up the stones more truths began to come out.”

      • Jonathon Blakeley October 22, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

        @Fool Me Once
        Wicked. loving it, boss tune.
        Takes me right back.

    • David Holden October 22, 2012 at 11:32 am #

      it’s not quite so simple, Maria. as Ariadna points out, it’s not what you think you are that matters. you can sign what you like. you can swear on the bible, or talmud with hand on heart. but it’s what commissar Greenstein and his friends at Jew HQ think.

      i have never met you before.

      i am stating this fact, which you may bring up as evidence in case i am subsequently labelled, however if you are accused of retrospective tier-I-e-contamination you will have to show that i had not been condemned as of now (dated and timed 23.10.2012 11:20 (i’ve included that here, because it’s easier to tamper with the date and time of a post than to alter its contents. of course if they nobble Jonathon, then we’re probably all as sunk as a relief supply boat to Gaza.

      i believe a degree of protection from anti-semitic labelling can be procured for those who are still virgins by subscribing to various worthy Jewish or Israeli institutions.

      as things go it may be possible to reduce the intensity of anti-anti-semitic attacks through the tax system. if Britain, say, collectively gave Israel a couple of billion a year, we might be allowed a little hate-speech. Saturday would be best for this, especially as Jews are out of the picture on that day due to their intense religious devotions, and there is less likelihood of being spied on by a Shabbat Goy.

      such reparations could be in kind instead of, or in addition to, gold. there is a strong demand for programmable-blast hand-held nuke grenades, or we could send a few nuclear subs like the Germans.

      • Barb Weir October 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

        An attacks tax has a certain appeal, but I wonder if I can afford it.

  8. Rehmat October 22, 2012 at 12:21 am #

    In the old days – anti-Semitism meant hatred toward Jews. However, these days anti-Semitisnm means whom the Jews hate.

    Abraham Foxman is the highest-paid Israel lobbist in the US. He is a known racist and loony. In August 2012, Foxman criticized UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon’s decision to address the 16th Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran (August 26-31); as an act of “anti-Israel, anti-American and anti-Semitism“.

    http://rehmat1.com/2012/08/23/adl-nam-summit-in-tehran-is-anti-semitism/

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos October 22, 2012 at 12:44 am #

      I am surprised a man of Foxman’s concision repeated himself–unless he was emotional– it is not necessary to say”anti-Israel,” and “anti-American.” Anti-semitism contains them all and then some.

    • Barb Weir October 22, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

      I’m sure he would lobby for free, but his salary is a useful statement of power.

  9. pgg804 October 22, 2012 at 1:56 am #

    Re Anti-Semitism: British Deputy PM visits Auschwitz. The article below reports he joined British students on the visit. It also says 3,000 students from the UK visit the camp every year.

    http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=288636

    Below (about halfway down the page) are the two signs that have stood at Auschwitz. From 1948 to 1990 a sign stood there saying the Nazis murdered four million people at Auschwitz. In 1990 they took that sign down and put up a sign saying one and a half million people were murdered; that sign still stands.

    http://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/the-historical-truth-about-auschwitz/

    The 2.5 million reduction in the number of deaths claimed was due to revisionist historians keeping the pressure on with evidence that showed the first figure to be grossly inflated and revisionist’s believe the current figure is still grossly inflated.

    I saw the article on David Irving’s website who commented “How low can you grovel, Nick? Britain’s deputy PM makes the obligatory visit to Auschwitz – sees gas chamber [acknowledged as being built three years after WW2 ended]. He should remind his hosts that they were killing British soldiers in Palestine and assassinating British ministers while Britain was fighting Germany; or perhaps he is too young to know that.”

    • David Holden October 22, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

      let’s not try to run before we can walk.

      despite their hate speech, for which they are rightly put behind bars from time to time, it is a sobering thought that so-called revisionist historians have already rescued 2.5 million people from horrible deaths in gas chambers.

      surely these much-maligned revisionists should be honoured in some way, perhaps out of the gradually increasing holohoax tax, which brings in a good revenue every year. those 2.5 million must surely have been laughing all the way to the bank.

      what about a bit of compensation for Irving, Faurisson, Zundel and Co, who have suffered opprobium and imprisonment to save two and a half million Jews! and to be slandered as anti-semitic when risking their lives and their reputations in this quest. the famous Schwindler is a pygmy in the company of these giants.

      Mr Spielberg, how’s about it?

      • Ariadna Theokopoulos October 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

        A great point: revisionist historians are the Righteous Gentiles par excellence. There is no single other person, institution, government who saved such a huge number of people.
        No, wait, saved is the wrong word, David. It DIMINISHES their deeds.
        They actually RESUSCITATED those people –they were already dead and paid for –restored their skin (made into lamp shades) and their collagen tissue (made into soap), resuscitated them and made them whole!

  10. Ariadna Theokopoulos October 22, 2012 at 2:22 am #

    3,000 students from the Uk visit Auschwitz every year?
    That’s impressive! Consider that Starford-upon Avons, according to wikipedia

    “is a popular tourist destination owing to its status as birthplace of the playwright and poet William Shakespeare, receiving about three million visitors a year from all over the world.”
    Of the 3,000 from all over the world, I suppose only a fraction are from the UK, say… 5%?
    Of these 150,000 one of every 50 could well be a student. Just wondering if Shakespeare is on a par for the English child’s education with Auschwitz

  11. Ariadna Theokopoulos October 22, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    lots of typos… Avon, not Avons
    3 mil not 3,ooo but the calc stands, although based on nothing but assumptions without data re foreign vs Uk, students vs adults
    just trying to distract myself here from a terrible storm with frightening thunderclaps…

  12. David Holden October 22, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    Ariadna, a very fine analysis both of the process-level operations of the anti-semitic labelling system, and of the development of social stratification within the rapidly growing international anti-semitic community (IASC).
    your article is a highly original contribution and represents a major advance in our knowledge of both these aspects of the contemporary mosaic.

    how can we, as sociologists, understand this phenomenon? one contributory factor may be the following:

    the IASC is an unusual milieu in that it relies entirely on its opponents to do its recruiting. and, no less important, they do it free of charge. similarly, the opponents of the IASC handle a great deal of its promotion and publicity, again all expenses are paid.

    this lack of expenditure on recruitment and promotion tidies up the balance sheet, making the IASC one of the sleekest corporations in the Forbes 500.

    • Jonathon Blakeley October 22, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

      This is the funniest thread I have read on deLiberation in some time. Hoorah to you all. :-)

      • Ariadna Theokopoulos October 22, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

        Congratulations to the editors of deLib who, IMO, have made this the most exciting and ALIVE internet site of its profile.
        There may be others in domains I am not familiar with (metallurgy/materials resistance, accounting, origami, beekeeping) that as informative and fun, but I am not aware of them.
        I take back the first example: they have been living it up since 9/11.

  13. Lasse Wilhelmson October 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    Very good article Ariadna.

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos October 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

      Thank you, Lasse.

      • David Holden October 22, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

        fucking good article. right on!

        the trouble is, if we keep telling the truth,

        the world-as-we-know-it (TWAWKI)

        may begin to dissolve.

        i hope everyone is aware

        of what is going on…

        suffice it to say that

        whilst there is a vacancy,

        previous paradigms(PPs)

        need not apply

  14. Rich Forer October 22, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    The real definition of an anti-Semite is anyone who slanders, libels, or attempts to character assassinate any Jew who believes in or advocates equal rights and self-determination for all people, instead of some people. Such anti-Semites, as is their wont, make the world less safe for Jews by virtue of their support for cruel and inhumane policies that anger billions around the world. To understand why these anti-Semites make such accusations read my post at http://www.deliberation.info/author/rich-forer/

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos October 22, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

      You probably got this definition from David, who has developed a gloss for hasbara.
      The encoded version we are used to is available in its customarily encrypted form from ADL and also from any respected outlet of MSM.

  15. Lasse Wilhelmson October 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    Btw, I wrote an article seven years ago on this topic “Anit-semitism” as a political weapon. Allmost forgot about it :)

    http://lassewilhelmson.wordpress.com/2005/12/01/anti-semitism-as-a-political-weapon/

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

      Great article, Lasse. Thanks for posting the link.
      I am sorry it is still true after 7 years.

      “There is growing anxiety in the Palestinian movement in Sweden about using “Jewish” as a prefix to the settlements, the state of Israel or the apartheid system, albeit the use is quite correct.
      The settlements for example are “Jewish settlements” simply because only Jews are allowed to live there. They are not Israeli because non-Jewish citizens are forbidden access to them. Neither are they Zionist as many Zionists are not Jews.
      It has now got to the stage where a leading spokesmen for the Palestinians in Sweden denies that Jews and Palestinians have disagreements, despite the law giving Jews all over the world the right to return to Israel, thus making them potential enemies of the Palestinians. Having a Jewish mother gives the right to live in the country taken from the Palestinians. One would be hard put to find a more fundamental disagreement. The issue of blood-relationship renders it, moreover, racist.

      A reluctance to discuss Judaism’s significance for Zionism in Israel of today makes it impossible to understand why Israel was not content with fifty per cent, later eighty per cent, of Palestine. Or why a social democratic prime minister ordered his soldiers to break the bones of children throwing stones?

      And how can one understand why Jews in Jerusalem throw their garbage onto the roads and back yards of their Palestinian neighbours, spit at them, or why masked Jewish settlers during the “cease fire” launched pogroms on unarmed Palestinian farmers, women and children?

      Or why the Israeli “peace movement” and “left” do not question the Jewish apartheid system? Just and lasting peace can never be achieved without its transformation. Few people think that all this is a result of the Jews being an “evil race”. But if it cannot be explained by any other means, the few risk becoming too many. A racially-based hate of Jews is helped along by the label of “anti-semitism” pasted on nearly all criticism of Israel, not to mention criticism of Judaism.”

      [I broke it up in paragraphs for ease of reading here]

  16. David Holden October 23, 2012 at 4:40 am #

    yes, a good article, Lasse. curiously the paragraphs i’d selected to quote are precisely complementary to the ones Ariadna chose.

    Zionism, through its Jewish organisations, is the dominant interpretation of Judaism today. This is a renaissance of national Judaism of the Middle Ages and the judicial system Halakha with its extreme animosity towards non-jews who were seen rather as subhuman. This revival is seen as very beneficial by most Jewish organisations worldwide. They demand of their members positive commitment to the state of Israel. This is the context in which the behaviour mentioned above can be understood. Most Jews in the diaspora are, however, “happily” unaware of this and are being used by their Zionist leaders and rabbis.

    Politics and religion have merged in the state of Israel today. A person speaking out for a secular democracy to replace the Jewish state, is accused of, in fact, wanting to “drive the Jews into the sea”. Most Jews today identify themselves not with Israel but with Israel as a Jewish state. This creates a fundamental contradiction for many Jews: supporting the Jewish apartheid state while promoting democracy in the countries where they actually live. Denying or whitewashing Israel’s politics, becomes a way of keeping one’s identity intact. Violent, groundless attacks with “anti-semitism” as a weapon is the method used against any attempt to lay bare this contradiction. A well known example is how Israel’s former ambassador to Sweden vandalised the art installation Snow White last year.

    The risk of being labelled “anti-semitic” if you are not a Jew or of “self-hatred” if you are, creates self-censorship among those who are critical of Israel’s policies or dislike the successful lobbying carried out by Jewish and Christian Zionists, influencing US foreign policy. The so-called Friends of Israel, most of them spokesmen for Jewish organisations, have taken it upon themselves to be the foremost interpreters of the term “anti-semitism”. Few question this role as they run the risk of being tainted themselves if they do. The term “anti-semitism” is taking on new nuances all the time. Of late the slightest implication, as in “almost anti-semitic” or an “anti-semitic point of interest” has been enough to invoke self-censorship. The mention of these circumstances is often felt to be “dangerous” as it could lead to the growth of “anti-semitism”. All this in a western world where islamophobia is a considerably greater problem.

    Jews are rightly proud of their success in almost all corners of society. In art and science and, not least, the media and politics. Israeli newspapers tell of the successful “likudification” of the Bush administration and delight in the fact that the Israeli minister for the diaspora is Bush’s new favourite author and pet in the White House. Russian oligarchs with Israeli citizenship take breakfast there. There is a culture of boasting about this among Jews. But should a critic of Israel point to these exact same circumstances, he would immediately be accused of spreading “anti-semite theories of conspiracy” and thus be barred from any further discussion.

    The Jews have for many years had total entrepreneurship of “God’s chosen People” with a “biblical right” to Palestine. Zionism has been politically successful in reducing the Nazi war crimes to a Holocaust only for Jews. By presenting themselves as the major (the only?) victims in the history of humanity they expect to claim special moral rights. The method is used favourably to justify and cover up the genocide of the Palestinians. “Anti-semitism” is being used to stop criticism of Israel’s way onwards to achieve the Zionist goal of a Jewish state in the whole of Palestine. Before this goal can be realised, “peace” must be reached with the creation of a few Palestinian reservations on ten per cent of what was originally Palestine, walled-in and gradually wasting away. We are almost there now.

  17. Lasse Wilhelmson October 24, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    I wrote the article as a result of the first climax of the witch-hunt on myself. I was pregnant with it during a long time. Usually I use long time and rewrite a lot before I publish (I also use a professional english born translater for the english versions).

    However, this article I wrote straight on in a cpuple of hours, just opening my mind and heart.

    No David, I do not think it is “curiously” that you selected what you did:)

    Also it should be stressed that the article to a great extent is a reaction on the effects of Jewish ideology and Zionism on – in this case mainly – the question of liberating Palestine. In this context it is also about liberation of our thoughts …

  18. mothman777 October 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    For additional very interesting information on this issue, see also Kali Yuga Review, a regular newsletter regularly sent by email on request, by Dirk Chardet. Also tomatobubble.com

    My own blog, ‘Mothman777′s Blog’ has several in-depth essays on the inherent racism of the Judaic crime cult belief system, and suggestions for improvements in our societies around the world.

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