Monday, November 14, 2005

Anti-Semitism Returns to America

Listening to the Mike North Show on WSCR, I heard two people comment on the firing of an employee. Normally I would just notice nothing, especially if it's the usual "we'll miss him/her" type of comments.

Sadly, these two callers called in to complain, and each complaint hit on the immediate supervisor for being Jewish!

Now I don't know why the firing took place. I know North defended the man immediately above him, saying the action came from further above. But it's sad that the one thing that separated the United States from most of the rest of the world was its opposition to Anti-Semitism.

Of course, the hatred never died out. You usually found it buried in some off-space readily dismissed and looked down upon, or a website which busied itself with conspiracy theories upon conspiracy theories. And, of course, some oddball would get on the subject of races and expound on the Jews. But they were usually silenced by the stares of others, or had to hide their beliefs under the rubric of Dislocated Palestinians.

But now, they've started getting into the open. Peeking out as callers in a sports show, no less.

Now I've read of plenty of websites which dissect the American Christian wish for Jews to establish themselves in Palestine as a way to bring Christ to the world (and remove themselves from it in time to watch it go to hell). This view recasts historical anti-Semitism into a "Move Away From Us And Die" movement, with the idea that when the Jews (unwittingly) fulfill their part in the grand scheme of things, the Christians disappear from the earth (and presumably watch "innocently" from afar as the rest of the world takes care of the Jews.

If that is true, then maybe this anti-semitism is the stick behind this movement, with the Carrot being support for them moving to Palestine and clearing the area of Arabs? If nothing else, it's an intriguing way to rid the United States of Jews: "We Love you, go to your land, we'll support you even."

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