A friend sent me a link to yet another article portraying the increasing anti-Semitism in Europe. This one is about France. It’s rather familiar, and it shows why French Jews are abandoning or about to abandon their native country in droves. This, I think, is the most important paragraph in the entire article.
A few years ago, anti-Semitism in France was still hiding behind the mask of “anti-Zionism” and hostility to Israel. It is still true, but more often now, the targets are the Jews themselves, and the mask of “anti-Zionism” has fallen away.
I think that’s great. No, I’m not being sarcastic. I think it’s about damned time that the Jew-haters of the world stopped pretending that it’s all about Israel. It isn’t, and I’ve been banging that drum for more than twelve years. I want the Jew-haters to be honest. I want them to tell us that they don’t give a shit about the Palestinians, and they couldn’t care less what Israel does, because it isn’t about Israel’s policies–it’s about the people of Israel. And by “people of Israel”, I don’t mean Israeli Arabs–because neither do they.
Will the Jew-haters coming out of the “anti-Zionist” closet change anything? Perhaps. Perhaps not. Probably not. But I get to tell them how much I hate them right back. All my life, I have heard people go off on me and my people simply because we are Jewish. Well, screw you, Jew haters. screw you all. Because look at what you hate:
Half of the Nobel prizes went to Jews this year. Jews have earned about 22% of all Nobel prizes, and make up only .2% of the population. And oh yeah–one of the Nobel winners is a Holocaust survivor. Just think how many more Nobels Jews would have won had Europe not slaughtered a third of its Jews.
The British Mandate of Palestine was a shithole until Jewish emigration started transforming the country. Israel sits in a tiny sliver of land that, until recently, had no oil reserves and almost not natural resources at all. Jews transformed the nation into an economic and military powerhouse. Oh, yes, American loans have helped–but Israel got along without them for decades, and could get along without American loans now. In fact, I’m in favor of canceling American aid to Israel, but keeping all of our partnerships.
Israel has the highest number of scientists, technicians, and engineers per capita. Israel is playing with the big boys of patents applied for and received–it’s in the top 20 these days. Here are just a few of the innovations Israel has created since its modern rebirth. Even an atheist like Richard Dawkins admits that there’s something about Judaism that causes Jews to win Nobel prizes.
“Race does not come into it. It is pure religion and culture. Something about the cultural tradition of Jews is way, way more sympathetic to science and learning and intellectual pursuits than Islam.”
He’s got a point. The Muslim Nobel science prize winners can hold their award party in a telephone booth and still have room for Jimmy Carter–and Muslims make up what, 23% of the world’s population? Jews make up .2% and have won 22% of the Nobels. Add the peace prizes and you still have the disparity of Israel winning 12 of the Middle East’s 20 Nobel prizes–despite being a tiny percentage of the population of the Middle East.
But I’m sure the Jew-haters will insist that’s because of Jewish control of the prize committee. And I’m just as sure that they’ll continue to hate us no matter what. But finally, at long last, the anti-Israel mask is slipping, and we get to call them what we’ve known they were all along: Jew-haters. And we get to invoke the Yourish.com mantra: Anti-Semites of the world, just die already. Preferably soon.
Because yes, I hate you as much as you hate me. But unlike you, I have a reason for it.