I hate if when I’m taking a picture of my wife and suddenly Nicolas Cage
Yea, why the hell are there laws requiring seatbelt usage for car-drivers when motorcycles are also allowed on the roads?
My girlfriend’s cat visits me after every shit he takes. Thanks Tootsie. I appreciate you climbing all over my desk with your ass in my face to say hi.
I will not be tokenized by anti-semites. I will not be your “good jew.” I know how little so many of you care about us, which is just barely north of zero. You can’t POSSIBLY understand how difficult it is to balance existential questions with ethical questions in a manner the Jews have to and I don’t care what your background is. You. Cannot. Understand.
Especially if you don’t even try. And I know most of you aren’t. There are very few true diasporic people in the world, and they’ve all put up with centuries of persecution because they were homeless and had nowhere to go. There’s a reason I almost never see anti-semitism from Roma and Kurds and it’s because they know what it is to be a people without a land. They know what it’s like to be persecuted and punished by all world regimes because they are always the unwelcome stranger, or the barely tolerated stranger so long as you are useful.
Israel represented a dream of the end of that long suffering. And it was a long, long suffering, 2000 years old. While modern Zionism is a phenomenon barely over 100 years old, the Jewish yearning for a safe home is much older.
That Jewish nationalism came at a price that, in retrospect, is almost certainly too high. And yet, when you’re looking at a desperate people who faced near annihilation three years earlier, simply calling it “Settler Colonialism,” shows such an incredibly lazy lack of insight and compassion that it makes me want to throw chairs.
YOUR DAMN COUNTRIES WOULDN’T TAKE THE SURVIVORS IN.
The Balfour Declaration was the only hope for far too many survivors. It was a confluence of horrible factors and mistakes by the British and the UN and blind desperation by the Jews that led to Israel’s creation.
I wish to G-d anti-zionists would have HALF AN OUNCE OF COMPASSION for the circumstances of those refugees. I’m sick of this manichaean garbage that has no compassion whatsoever for Holocaust survivors, or the Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews who had everything stolen from them before they were driven from their homes by Arab majorities.
But this lazy, manichaean garbage keeps coming across the Jewish tags and my dash (I unfollow anyone who posts that trash, if I’m following you now, you’re OK in my book.) And honestly, I’d rather join the IDF than ally with people who don’t give half a shit what happens to my people. If you aren’t Palestinian, you have no excuse for your grotesque, obvious, and repetitious anti-semitism.
I am no ally to any movement that tolerates Nazi comparisons, that circulates blood libel, that excuses everything Hamas does because they’re “resisting,” as if it’s impossible for both sides to ever be wrong in a conflict (World War I anyone?). I will have nothing to do with people who believe that AIPAC somehow controls the US government when Christian Zionists have FAR more influence. I will never associate with people who say that “Jews talk about the Holocaust too much” or “I can’t be anti-semitic because I’m anti-zionist.” If you are more concerned with being called “anti-semitic” than whether or not you actually ARE anti-semitic, go look in the mirror and ask yourself why your feelings outweigh the plight of the Jewish people.
Read some Jewish history. Learn about what was done to us for centuries. The Holocaust was not an isolated incident. It was the culmination of centuries of marginalization, scapegoating, murder, rape, disenfranchisement, forced assimilation, property theft and destruction and expulsion. Denying any of that makes you an anti-semite no matter WHAT your opinion on Zionism.
So if you are an anti-zionist, and you do not acknowledge that you are capable of anti-semitism and that your movement tolerates far too much of it, then kindly get the hell away from me. I will not be your token Jew.
I’m sick of your silence on issues of anti-semitism. I’m sick of your usage of the term “White Jew” to dismiss the fact that even “White Jews” suffer from anti-semitism and that we were the ones who were killed in the largest numbers by the Nazis. I’m sorry Critical Race Theory doesn’t account for anti-semitism. I wish it did. But while I without a doubt enjoy large amounts of White Privilege in the United States and other countries like Canada or Australia, that doesn’t mean I am immune from persecution. It simply doesn’t. I’m also tired of hearing people use Critical Race Theory to shut me up because I’m White and then ignoring the plethora of Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews who refuse to sell me out. I’m tired of watching gentiles try to exploit intra-Jewish issues in order to ignore us.
I’m tired of watching people ignore all the Hate Crime statistics that point out the persecution Jews face for LIVING AS JEWS. People actually talk about “Jewish privilege” as if it were a thing. Read up on the Model Minority Myth, because it DOES apply to Jews.
Honestly, living with this cognitive dissonance is an experience I would wish on no one. Being stuck between the fear of anti-semitism and my disgust for what Israel is doing to the Palestinians is unpleasant.
But honestly, what hurts me the most, is how people on the Left who claim to be for Social Justice and Human Rights have a giant blind spot where the Jews are concerned. We’re sick to death of your pretending our plight isn’t real. And I’m sick of having the backs of people who, when the chips are down, I don’t believe will have mine.
This is a video of a parade in Paris on the Eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Approximately 17,000 people participated. In this video the protestors first sing anti-semitic comedian Dieudonne’s Holocaust mocking song “Shoah Nanas” which translates as Holocaust Pineapples, where he blames Jewish people for his government fines for hate speech and mocks the Holocaust as a means for Jews to profit. Afterwords they chant “Juif, la France n’est pas a toi” which means “Jew, France is not for you.”
Reblog the hell out of this. I’ve seen it before, but it never gets many notes. People are dismissing anti-semitism in France and it is killing me.
Why am I not seeing this pass my dash every day like I do so many other causes? Why doesn’t this seem to merit even a casual reblog? Can you honestly watch this and not feel something turn cold in your soul?