Last weekend, LeBron James, the biggest name in basketball, posted on Instagram the lyrics to a song by the rapper 21 Savage.
The line James typed out to his followers feeds off the ancient libel against Jews, that they control the world’s money supply: ”We been getting that Jewish money, everything is Kosher.”
Alice Walker, African-American novelist (“The Color Purple”), is being called out for her embrace of the notorious British Jew hater David Ickes, and for a poem she penned condemning Israel. It’s a fair argument that criticizing Israeli policies in regards to the Palestinians, as Walker does in her poem, doesn’t automatically equate to anti-Semitism. But the author confirms her bigotry by rambling on about the evils of the Talmud, the Jewish holy book.
Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have shunned Jews, who played such a critical role in the struggle for civil rights, and produced a manifesto declaring Israel guilty of genocide and apartheid.
Tamika Mallory, co-chairman of Women’s March Inc., is accused of marginalizing Jewish women. A women’s march scheduled for next month in Chicago blew up over charges of anti-semitism.
What we have to do now is defend these people – and in so doing teach others how to defend them – from those who seek to discredit them, as the remainder of the linked article attempts to do:
I know nothing of the rapper 21 Savage. But he also apologized for the lyrics of his song and, like James, expressed amazement they were deemed offensive. Would he be as nonchalant if a white singer threw around such trite stereotypes about blacks?
This is a false equivalence which we have covered on the main site. Jews invented Jewishness for themselves, thus can blame none but themselves for all retaliation from those whom their identity is designed to exclude. “Blacks”, in contrast, had “blackness” forcibly imposed upon them by “whites” (including Jews!), thus justly attack those who saddled them with an identity they never asked for. The correct equivalence is between Jewishness and “whiteness”, both being identities invented by the tribe members for themselves. The correct question to ask, therefore, is whether 21 Savage would be as nonchalant if a “black” singer threw around trite stereotypes about “whites”. In fact, this occurs rather often, and is widely sympathized with, because all people possessing even the most basic sense of honour intuitively understand what I have just explained, even if not all of them are yet able to articulate it quite as precisely.
Years ago I wrote a column asking when Jews got moved to the back of the bus of victimhood. I questioned then why folks can say hideous things about Jews and not be driven from the spotlight (the Rev. Jesse Jackson). The question persists today.
When the Jewish claim to victimhood got discredited? Probably from the moment we exposed Judaism as a racist religion, and hence that the Jewish gene pool has been self-selecting for racist traits for millenia.
Why we can respectably express disgust towards Jews? Is racism not disgusting? The correct question should be: could we remain respectable – indeed could we even respect ourselves – if we were willing to refrain from condemning it?
Anti-Semitism is the most murderous force in history. It’s not OK to engage in it as casually as James did, nor as whole-heartedly as Farrakhan does.
Firstly, we are anti-Jewish, not anti-Semitic (a linguistic category). Secondly, if there were something unethical about being anti-Jewish, Jews should complain about the unethicality itself. They do not because they know perfectly well there is nothing unethical about it, exactly the same as how WNs have been trained (including by Jews!) to call anti-racism “anti-white” because they too cannot oppose us on ethical grounds.
You don’t get a pass because you’re a member of a group that has also endured racism and discrimination. Hate is hate.
No, Jews don’t get a pass just because WNs dislike George Soros. Racism is racism, and all racism deserves our hatred.