Reverse the Roles and You’ll Understand Anti-SemitismThe Left's hatred of Jews (and Christians), and their favoritism toward Islam has been outed in the past decade. What sort of rationale produces that? Class War, and the necessity of having Victimhood Classes to defend from the hated white westerners. It's being taught in universities now, every day. The "inclusive/tolerant/love" class creates the Victimhood Classes for their own messiahist benefit, not for the benefit of the victims, who must remain victims. And of course the designated Oppressor Class must remain also, purely for the benefit of the messiah's perpetual power-trip.
Anti-Jewish hatred has become increasingly acceptable in the West.
In a poignant scene from the movie, A Time to Kill, the defense lawyer, played by Matthew McConaughey, describes in gruesome detail the brutal physical and sexual assault on a black child and then asks the jurors to close their eyes and imagine that child as white. Perhaps, it is time to apply such reverse imagery to the Palestinian-Israeli situation. Instead of Jewish children running to bomb shelters in Sderot, where the sculpted dragon in the playground is itself a bomb shelter, think of them as your children. Instead of Jewish victims of knife attacks in the streets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, think of them as your children, your family, your friends, and your neighbors. And then, perhaps your perception of the horror of the situation will be closer to reality.
Better yet, how would the world react if it were Jews running around with knives, incited by their political and religious leaders to kill and maim innocent Palestinians? Instead of imams preaching death to the Jews, imagine rabbinic sermons calling for the killing of Muslims — all Muslims.
Imagine Israeli television using children to teach other children to kill Muslims. If that were the case, there would be international outrage of seismic proportions, emergency meetings of the United Nations, wholesale condemnation of everything Jewish, and a call for a UN force to patrol the streets of Jerusalem.
If planes hijacked by Jews had crashed into the World Trade Center, I would be writing this from behind barbed wire. Everything Jewish would fall under intense suspicion. Old blood libels would be resurrected and new ones fabricated. Elected officials would not be parsing something called “radical Judaism” as is now done with Islam. No administration — certainly not this one — would be redacting documents to avoid “Judaism” and “terrorism” appearing in the same paragraph, unlike the words “Islam” and “terrorism.”
In the early 20th century, European Jews were told to go to Palestine. In the early 21st century, Israeli Jews, born in Israel, are told to go back to Europe. Highly Westernized Jewish refugees fleeing fascist Europe were denied sanctuary. No interfaith group rose to plead their case. Today, faith groups lobby for accepting Muslim refugees whose culture and political socialization are antithetical to Western values.
One criticism of the article, though. These days the races must be reversed, because the black child has more cultural value than the white child, with the black child being a protected class. Black Lives Matter, except in the abortion abattoir.