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Aug 19

The Elephant in the room

The rise of Antisemitism

Antisemitism is on the rise, at least that is what we are told. The  following saying is often encountered:

“To know who rules over you, simply find out
who you are not allowed to criticize

This "bon mot" is often attributed to the philosopher Voltaire but seems to originate from a more recent white supremacist.  It has been posted numerous times, even by politicians and was even tweeted by Trump Jr. 

 

Trump Jr

Trump Jr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The origin of the quote is a distraction. Apparently, if the origin of the quote can be demonstrated to originate with the "far-right" this somehow de-legitimizes the sentiment. However, the "Voltaire quote" remains remarkably persistent on the internet because people know that it is true.  A good example was the criticism of Erdogan who was compared to Gollum. The critic, Bilgin Ciftci had was indicted for violating Article 301 of the Turkish constitution which punishes those who 'denigrate state officials'. The Winnie the Pooh character has become a lighthearted way for people across China to mock their president, Xi Jinping.  All references to Pooh Bear ⁠— because Xi is so vain and insecure that hilarious comparisons to Pooh’s pear-shape cannot be tolerated ⁠— also can also send a citizen to prison. Censorship is essential to repression.  And now we come to the elephant in the room.

 

Antisemitism, Zionism and Anglo-Zionist

The elephant in the room

The elephant in the room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following passage come from the article in the Unz review that originally appeared in the Saker;

Pretending that we don’t see this elephant in the room makes us look 
either subservient to that elephant, or simply like a coward who dares
not speak truth to power. In other words, if you do want to shoot your
credibility, pretend really hard that you are totally unaware of the elephant
in the room: some of your sponsors might love you, but everybody else will
despise you.

What about the very real risk of being perceived as some kind of Nazi?

Yes, the risk is there, but only if you allow yourself to flirt with racist
or even para-racist notions. But if you are categorical in your rejection of
any form of racism (including any form of anti-Jewish racism), then the
accusation will simply not stick. Oh sure, the Zionists out there will try
hard to make you look like a Nazi, but they will fail simply because they
will have nothing to base that accusation on other than some vague “overtones”
or “lack of sensitivity”.

In my experience, people are not that stupid and they rapidly see through
that worn-out accusation of “anti-Semitism” ( a meaningless concept to
begin with, as Michael Neumann so brilliantly demonstrates in his essay
“What is Antisemitism?”).
http://www.unz.com/tsaker/why-i-use-the-term-anglozionist-and-why-its-important/