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Igel

(35,742 posts)
5. Expression of anti-Semitism is worse.
Fri May 17, 2024, 07:39 AM
May 17

I'd say that this kind of thinking is commonplace and just waiting expression. We notice it when it offends us. But often these days being offensive in the "correct" way is "authentic" and "speaking truth to power".

But it's the same kind of thing where we assume liking Dostoyevsky means supporting Putin or if you're a Xian American in some parts of the ME it means you support bombing Gaza. *We* are individuals, *they* are a homogeneous undifferentiated mass. Typical in-group/out-group dynamics.

K&R betsuni May 17 #1
These self-righteous Anti-Semitic Bigots are Stupid Fucks. Cha May 17 #2
Antisemitism has gotten so much worse. SunSeeker May 17 #3
Hamas couldn't be happier with their objectives.. jimfields33 May 17 #4
They've gotten a bunch of gullible US college kids to wear keffiyehs and shout for "Intifada!" SunSeeker May 17 #10
Absolutely true. jimfields33 May 17 #12
Expression of anti-Semitism is worse. Igel May 17 #5
It isn't just the US where we see Jews being blamed, it is worldwide. sarisataka May 17 #6
True, much like Trump opened the gate on racism in the US. nt SunSeeker May 17 #11
Hamas has one hell of a propaganda machine. It's ALL over the internet pushing the narrative. nt LexVegas May 17 #7
They have Putin helping them sow the division over Gaza. SunSeeker May 17 #13
It is antisemitism, pure and simple mcar May 17 #8
If you're not objecting to the antisemitism, you're part of the problem. yardwork May 17 #9
As someone stated upthread, Hamas has one helluva PR machine, and our so called media couldn't wait to climb aboard. Tarheel_Dem May 17 #14
I'm going get myself in trouble here ... cliffside May 18 #15
It wasn't about the antifa sticker. xmas74 May 18 #16
The more we try and group people along religious or ethnic lines does not help anyone IMHO... cliffside May 18 #17
And anti-Semitism is NEVER acceptable, no matter what. Behind the Aegis May 18 #18
If you took my post was as being someone who sympathizes with an anti-semitic view that was not the intention ... cliffside May 18 #19
The problem is "whataboutism". Behind the Aegis May 18 #20
KnR Hekate May 18 #21
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