A cancer at the heart of left-wing politics.
This is one of those articles I never in my wildest dreams envisioned I’d be writing, especially in what I foolishly thought in my youth would obviously be the more enlightened and tolerant environment of the twenty-first century.
It’s about people hating and wanting to exterminate Jews, but more appallingly about how more progressively that attitude is not only acceptable but is not even commented upon anymore, never mind being condemned by the mainstream media and the supposedly more educated elements of society sitting on their flaccid taxpayer-funded backsides in academia.
Whatever happened to that muscular intelligentsia who could never be intimidated by a few infantile campus nutters who were still getting used to having pubic hairs?
It’s prompted by a number of incidents of late but most recently by two articles from Ezra Levant, whose twitter feed I follow because he has the knack of unearthing interesting stories the mainstream media choose to discreetly tiptoe around and then utilising that dark and almost forgotten black art of investigative reporting to follow them up. In passing, I’d highly recommend his feed, especially if you’re Canadian and want to know what’s really going on in your country.
The first one was about the Lebanese head coach physically blocking entrance to Israeli athletes into a shuttle bus from the Olympic village to the games. To my way of thinking, that coach with the ensconced Lebanese team aboard should have been redirected straight to the airport and the next flight home. Instead, absolutely nothing was done.
The next one was an Israeli judo competitor who beat an Egyptian at the sport. As with all martial arts, you have to fight like hell to win, but the discipline of it demands whether it was win, lose or draw, you always offer respect to your opponent at the end of a bout. That’s a bow or a handshake or both. The Egyptian refused to shake hands with him.
I subsequently saw a news report saying he’d been “sent home” but since he was already out of the medals and his own team management had failed to publically reprimand him, I’d say he was just flying home.
When you add in little touches like Facebook forgetting to add in just one flag to its Olympics 2016 page (guess which?), you’re getting up to speed.
The grand cop-out in response to this mindset is to say they’re just being anti-Israeli but everyone over twelve and a half knows exactly what’s going on. What’s truly stunning is the keel of left-wing politics was laid down by Jewish intellectuals and it’s now that political base which has taken up the fallen mantle of the Nazis to continue their policies of extermination if given half a chance. It’s particularly chilling to listen to an American student in higher education fessing up to wanting to do exactly that, and in public too.
The crown topper was an elderly Hasidic Jewish rabbi being stabbed this week in the street by yet another lone madman shouting about bloody Allah. It takes a lot of balls to stab a 62 year old man in the back.
All of these events, barely a peep from the mainstream media.
Now, if the people on the receiving end of that type of treatment had a black bum, the whole media circus would have kicked off with massive virtue signalling and front page forty point outrage.
I suppose at this point, I have to make the traditional declarations; I’m not Jewish, strictly lapsed Rock Cake I’m afraid, and I’m not in receipt of funds from shadowy Jewish organisations because Big Oil are already paying me handsomely, but the bias I’ll always have is to be on the side of any minority getting that amount of shafting from a bunch of thugs hiding behind some semantics.
If there’s one thing life has taught me, it’s the old musketeers motto is very true – one for all and all for one. Once we decide to ignore the victimisation of any element of our community, we’ve broken the social compact that binds us all together. If we allow them to be thrown to the wolves while we discretely look the other way, none of us in the end will be safe.
Blogging is a fundamentally profitless activity, but I’ve come to believe one of its most important functions is to express viewpoints which a monolithic mainstream media won’t, or daren’t touch.
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