Anti-Semitism in the UK Labour Party

After the truth about the Holocaust came out in the late 1940s and 50s, being an anti-Semite was the biggest dishonour of all. No mainstream politician, whatever his or her personal views about Jews, would ever declare anything that hinted at anti-Semitism. The “far right” had gone (for a time) into oblivion. Israel was admired.

Germany paid reparations (wiedergutmachung, “making good again”) to Holocaust survivors, as did France, an equally anti-Semitic country out of which came the first ideologue of a “master race,” Joseph Arthur, Comte de Gobineau (d.1882), whose books spread the message of Aryan supremacy. Oddly enough, Arthur was not anti-Semitic: Hitler and his acolytes embraced his Aryan supremacism and edited out Arthur’s philo-Semitism.

Anti-Semitism continued, of course, but most people kept it to themselves.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Anti-Semitism is the UK Labour Party.

    • Good point.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      It goes back to Clement Attlee, Ernest Bevin and the birth of Israel.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Off topic, watching CNN and that goof Bill Kristol is on advocating for a third party candidate.

        • Observer

          Oh good! Let’s hope Ralph Nader runs again!

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Kathy Shaidle is good at telling us that what we think to be true is not true.
            Maybe she can dig up some dirt on Ralph Nader and recast him as an anti-hero.