Lethal anti-Semitism originated on the Left

Is the western Left’s opposition to Israel anti-Semitism? That’s a question that many on the Left feel they should not even have to answer.

With all the moral high ground they can occupy, the Left vehemently deny anti-Semitism and point to their historical opposition to German fascism. Those on the left say that they, just like the Jews, were specifically targeted by Hitler and the Nazis; indeed many on the left were Jews, so why should the Left be accused of hatred of Jews and Israel?

It’s a poor defence. Having a common enemy in Hitler unites everyone who is not morally dysfunctional. Looked at historically, the fact is that a particularly lethal form of anti-Semitism did originate on the Left, in fact on the Jewish left with the father of so called “scientific” communism Karl Marx the main instigator.

Even before Marx, however, there had been in socialist thinking a powerful strain of anti-Semitism.

  • just a thought

    “Historic opposition to fascism”?????????

    Are you kidding me?! They loved them.

    • ntt1

      Fascism is just communism on steroids

      • WalterBannon

        Fascism is just communism with private ownership of property

        • ntt1

          not necessarily, look at China today, it is a mix but the state is very much in charge, robber barons are allowed to pillage as long as they don’t besmirch the party.

  • ntt1

    I work with a lot of north eastern Europeans and run across a deep-seated toxic anti Semitism from several countries of origin, it seems to be a cultural thing including Poles,French ,Cheks , Romanians and southern Russians. I have learned to just not go there in conversation with these otherwise normal people,

    • Alain

      I have found the same thing.

  • k

    1) communism is anti-religion
    2) the underdog is purity
    The anti-Semitisim we see is just like the anti-British, Irish, French, German, Dutch, American, Aussie, Kiwi, etc we see today
    It all belongs under the Apologist movement
    The Jewish Left is just as self-hating as the British self-hating Left or the French self-hating Left
    self-haters=need a REformation

  • WalterBannon

    The fact is that a particularly lethal form of anti-Semitism did originate on the Left…

    and was first implemented as death camps by the socialist Nazis

    I am getting very sick and tired of people letting the left get away with re-branding the Nazis as not part of their socialist collective.