Anti-semitism online June 3, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
…I’m always dispirited at the sheer noxious volume of anti-semitism that there is about in certain quarters (dispirited in no small part because it seems incomprehensible, to me anti-semitism is like all other racisms, some sort of profound personality disorder and the thought that such a vociferous minority share it is grim). But this is a particularly unpleasant spin on the vileness of it… the use of brackets to indicate the so-called ‘Jewish cowbell’ – used around the names of people who happen to be Jewish. So Weismann, in a tweet becomes (((Weismann))). Revolting. Katy Waldman’s takedown in Slate is good in giving a sense of the history of this, coming straight from the heart of alt.right apparently – Somewhere I don’t want to go.