Wednesday, April 10, 2024

A lot of leftists are returning to their roots

However Malcolm Harris, a former Occupy Wall Street activist and author of ‘Palo Alto’ and other books published through Hachette, explained that swastikas were progressive now.

“Israel’s genocide has literally reversed the meaning of a swastika on a synagogue from a Nazi threat to a condemnation of genocide,” Harris, who also writes for The Nation and Wired, argued.

Harris claims that he viewed vandalizing a synagogue with a swastika as “an anti-zionist condemnation of Israeli genocide.” And if vandalizing synagogues with swastikas, the ultimate symbol of Nazi behavior is only “anti-Zionist”, not antisemitic, then there really is no difference between anti-Zionism and antisemitism, and between leftist anti-Zionists and Nazi antisemites.

David Austin Walsh, a postdoc at the Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism, who has a book on the “far-right” coming out from Yale University Press, chimed in, “I’ll stipulate for the sake of argument that tagging a synagogue with a swastika has an ambiguous or multivariate meaning. How are we to determine which is the intended meaning?”

Marshall Steinbaum, an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Utah and a Senior Fellow at the Jain Family Institute, whined that, “I wish we lived in a world where spray-painting a swastika on a synagogue still meant Nazis”.

There's more at Insty.  I can't get to the full article for some reason, maybe you can.  Looks like a lot of leftists are accepting the national socialists as fellow socialists at last.  

Might as well, a lot of them have hated Jews for a long time, might as well go all the way.  The stupid bastards.

1 comment:

Rob said...

I didn't read the article but blurb where someone says it's ok to paint a swastika on a synagogue because the Jews in Israel really really didn't like having their citizens raped-murdered-enslaved by their neighbors. It sounds like someone looking for an excuse for their hate.