The Progressive Left Has A Jewish Problem

If the title of this post offends or upsets anyone, I consider that to be a qualitatively good thing. For me, it is a reliable indicator that I am succeeding in my efforts to attenuate the progressive left’s stupor of complacency on matters of Jewish experience, oppression, and marginalization. The same social movement that has always been so closely attuned to the suffering of other minority groups is, in a disgusting and wholly embarrassing display of irony, rebelling against the prospect of a genuine critical engagement with antisemitism to such an extent that it would make even the most delusional whitesplaining right wingers proud, and I am tired of it. Introspection is long overdue.

  • tom_billesley

    What’s their final solution?

    • We’ve seen that movie.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Haven’t we?!

  • Hard Little Machine

    And the guy is wearing a Hezbollah logo. People like need to be beaten to the point of brain damage.

    • Clausewitz

      What brain to damage?

  • David

    from a comment to the article:

    Furthermore the slander on Obama reveals a lack of connection to reality. There is NO President ever who has sought out more opportunities to support Israel militarily or at the UN. And the hostility towards the ruling government is well earned — Netanyahu has openly allied with a political party that has been doing everything in its power to obstruct everything in Washington — a party that most American Jews oppose.

    One can only be gobsmacked that a “mind” could interpret the actions of hussein as benevolent towards Israel.

    • Ed Ellison

      Repeat lie.
      Lie again.
      Keep lying.
      Lie is now “truth”, fait accompli.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Interesting article, and insofar as contemporary Canadian progressives ride the coat tails of their American counterparts, quite relavent to Canada.

    But it should be remembered and underlined that Canada comes by its anti-Semitism via its British heritage. Britain has always been both virulently anti-Semitic and virulently anti-French. This explains and underlies much of Canadian history, unfortunately, and still determines Canadian attitudes……….

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Ironically, one of the safest things I can do at work is stand up for Israel.
      When I was a kid the papers were full of stories about Simon Wiesenthal and the B’nai Brith was always crying wolf about anti-Semitic incidents.
      As for anti-French, it’s personal.
      My French Canadian grandmother hated my mother.
      I hated that bitch.
      As my Dad said, the best thing coming out of Saint Boniface is an empty bus.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Dance, we are of the same “vintage” and we’re raised as Zionists from the outset. The 1950s, 60s and 70s were the three decades following the war when Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state was beyond any question. People of our vintage – except for socialists – tend to be Zionist without even realizing it.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I had to overcome a lot of prejudices to get where I am today.
          I never would have married my wife if I hadn’t.
          My parents have never visited my house in seventeen years since I did.

  • Shebel

    I need some clarification . I still don’t think that it is necessary— but—–What ever……
    So— I support Israel . No ifs, or buts—

    — I like the Jewish people . I enjoy their humour , their work ethic and their NON-Whining .

    —- Sorry .I do think of Jews as being White . The ones I know –all looked white—
    But then I have met some Scottish folk that are Negros —- I didn’t have the nerve to ask which Clan they belong to—– because – I know they don’t have one.

    Am I WHITEsplaining ?