When I feel a group is a threat to my group, I have a strong reaction, a much stronger reaction often than I would want to put in print. I know how much I hate those who threaten the existence and tranquility of Jews, of WASPs, of whites, so I am not dismayed when members of other groups have a strong reaction against those who threaten them.
When I try to write out my reaction to those groups that threaten me, I tend to temper and rationalize my inchoate reactions. My hatred feels biological.
So I read in the news all the time about how hatred of Jews is very bad. How come I never read about Jewish hatred of gentiles?
Different groups have different interests. They are in frequent conflict. When groups have clashing interests, they are likely to dislike each other. We are all competing for scarce resources. It would be weird if we only had mild feelings about our brutal competition to the death. Life is war.
Most of this anti-Semitism is the direct result of Jewish organizations bringing more Muslims into the West. Muslims tend to hate Jews. It would be weird if they didn’t given the establishment of a Jewish state in land that Muslims regard as belonging to them.
Perhaps some of the following examples of Jewish activism, whether it is action in defense of a Jewish state or action against gentile nationalisms and cohesion, leads to hatred of Jews. If cohesion and strength are good for Jews and for the Jewish state, perhaps gentile nations such as French and Germany deserve the same.
TEL AVIV – Jew hatred and demonization of Israel are at “the highest level of our lifetimes,” Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations said at a high-level forum on anti-Semitism held on Wednesday at the UN’s headquarters in New York.
“Over 1/3 of European Jews are afraid to wear a yarmulke or Star of David in public,” Danny Danon said. “More than half of French Jews have considered emigrating because they don’t feel safe living as Jews in France. Today we hear things about Jews and the Jewish people that we thought belonged to the pages of history. … Anti-Semitism is returning to everyday life without shame.”
Danon also said that social media presents a “new kind of threat” in that anti-Semitism goes global very quickly.
“We are living in a new era and we face a new kind of anti-Semitism,” Danon said. “Using the tools of online social networks to demonize the Jewish people and the Jewish state, this is Anti-Semitism 2.0.”
“The enemies of the Jewish people are using the tools of modern technology to target and harass Jews around the world,” he said, adding that the modern world makes life easier for anti-Semites since “all you need is a wireless connection, a Facebook account, and a deep hatred for the Jewish people.”
“It is more effective than The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” he added.
He said that attacks against Jews online lead directly to attacks against Jews on the street.
“We know from history that during times of crisis, people look for scapegoats,” Danon said. “And time and time again that scapegoat has been the Jewish people. So we have to be proactive, we have to speak out and we have to educate our young people about the dangers of online anti-Semitism. And we also have to be honest. Talking is not enough. We need immediate and concrete action. … Media companies have to take preventative steps.”