Anti-Semitism April 19, 2017Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Bedford-Turner is alleged to have appeared at a sparsely attended rally in Westminster, where he said: “All politicians are nothing but a bunch of puppets dancing to a Jewish tune, and the ruling regimes in the west for the last 100 years have danced to the same tune.” He allegedly added: “Let’s free England from Jewish control.” The Campaign Against Antisemitism says he claimed the French revolution and both world wars were perpetrated by the Jews.
If you’ve read Hitler and some other anti-semites it is clear how there’s a pathological aspect to their hatred. Not that that isn’t replicated in other racisms (one thinks of attitudes to African Americans in the southern US), but I’m always struck by the use of language in relation to anti-semitism. I’ve never heard about contemporary societies being ‘swamped’ by Jews, whereas the opposite is the case in relation to immigrants and so on. Naturally this waxed and waned. In the 1930s it was a different matter – then the idea of swamping was used by the Nazi’s in their anti-semitic propaganda. Yet the supposed ‘dangers’ of the Jews is out all proportion to their numbers for those who are anti-semitic. And what is equally striking is how, for all the rhetoric about Islam (and more than rhetoric) dig a bit on the alt-right and that same focus on Jews is evident.