Sunday, 7 October 2007


Xymphora isn't some nice intellectual lady who calls herself after some Classical Greek nymph; he's a very bright Canadian who comments regularly on the perfidy and cruelty of the Zionists, and their undue influence on the rest of the world, particularly the USA.

Here's something from his latest post: Sunday, October 07, 2007

He makes a nice distinction between anti-semitism and being against Zionists:

The classic bigoted/racist statement is ‘The X are Y’, where X is an identifiable minority and Y is a disagreeable trait. This is bigoted because of the generalization. It is unfair, and necessarily racist, to label all members of a group in that way.
The old arguments referred to by the Zionists all take the form that some unidentified group of Jewish people, plotting in secret, are controlling the government. This is bigoted as it potentially refers to any Jewish person, and thus unfairly connects membership in an identified group with an allegation which is negative and possibly harmful.
Arguments like those of Mearsheimer and Walt don’t make that mistake. They clearly identify the culprits. The fact that most of the culprits are Jewish happens to be connected to their motive.
It is unfortunate for the wider Jewish community that this Likudnik attitude exists amongst a segment of the American Jewish community, but it does, and they have to deal with it.
Identifying the specific culprits makes it logically impossible for the argument to be bigoted. In fact, the premise of the argument is expressly that the wider American Jewish community is not responsible for the actions of the identified few.
The fact that those identified are either rich or work for organizations funded by the rich is simply a function of power: the rich have the means to fund the Zionist plans.
The fact that concern for wealth is also a feature of traditional anti-Semitism is just an unfortunate coincidence, something, again, that the wider Jewish community is going to have to deal with.

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