The Oldest Hatred
For Most Germans, Fighting Anti-Semitism Seems Unimportant
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  • Duperray

    Old demoniacs are always latent, ready to be revitalized as soon as a “prophet” throw hatred on a given class of population. German and French Officials shall be blamed for no-action. “Qui-ne-dit-mot-consent” (who shuts up agrees).
    To-day Jews are targetted.
    Also when abroad Christians are slauthered, no one in West reacts…
    But one muslim is molested, the entire media break lose.
    Conclusion: Europe is now muslim or islamic.

  • Corlyss

    The Germans are more than delighted to off-load the mantle and the epithet “Nazi” on someone else. They ain’t too particular who it is. It does add a soupçon of irony that they get to do it on the survivors of their predations on their own once-robust Jewish community.

  • lukelea

    Until we get some honest reporting about the percentages of Muslim immigrants vs. Europeans taking part in these anti-Semitic demonstrations it is hard to know what to make of them. Mightn’t the reluctance to make this distinction lie behind the reluctance of these European societies to condemn them more forthrightly? And the eagerness of certain American sites — this one for example — to condemn these “European” societies as well?

    • Breif2

      “Mightn’t the reluctance to make this distinction lie behind the reluctance of these European societies to condemn them more forthrightly?”

      What is that supposed to mean?

    • Rick Johnson

      Spot on. That is the key question. If it is the long term locals who are becoming more openly anti-Semitic that is an entirely different issue to more recent arrived Muslim voicing Muslim Brotherhood hatreds.

      Lets not let the Left getaway with another of its falsehoods of blaming the West for what is a non-Western issue.

  • jburack

    I will offer my own theory on all this. For centuries, Jew hatred rested on a presumption not of Jewish inferiority, but on a fantasy about the Jews being powerful, devious and sinister. The Holocaust led the world to adopt the view of the Jew as a helpless victim led to the slaughter by the millions. For several decades, the mantra “never again” was mouthed, at a time when it was not necessary to actual worry about the possibility. The Jew was on his knees and weak, so feeling bad for him was to be indulged in. But the Jews, in the meantime, got strong again, with their strong state of Israel – that “neighborhood bully.” Now the world can relieve itself of its lingering guilt and return to hating the powerful and sinister Jew, a demon never actually exorcised in either the European or Muslim world. Everyone else can have a powerful state, that’s normal. But the Jews? Heavens, no. So Israel, doing what every other nation on earth would do in its place, seems to them a monster. The reason it seems so is that the old anti-semitism never went anywhere. It is still endemic and still utterly unacknowledged. The Jews must be tamed if they are to be tolerated. But if they are strong, they will be hated – until some real day of real self-awareness dawns. It has dawned in America, but Europe and the Middle East look down on America and think they are above it, when in fact they are not even close.

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