The other day, I happened across a blog by a character named Robert after responding to a comment he made on yet another blog.
Robert, I won't bother printing his last name because I don't want to encourage any traffic, is adamant that he's not a Jew-hater but runs an extreme left-wing moonbat blog. Among other juicy tidbits are his picture of a weasel which he calls Elie Wiesel. He described Wiesel as a "pathological liar" and a "racist creep" in and amongst his various other diatribes. (Sorry, I could only get through bits and pieces, too much bullshit gives me a headache).
Robert also claims his last girlfriend was Jewish, blah, blah, blah. No doubt he has lots of Jewish friends, too...they always do. For all I know, his last girlfriend could have been in grade eight or is the by-product of an imaginative evening spent with a Brook Burke video
Anyway, it got me thinking about what really constitutes hatred of Jews. I'll admit it's an easy label to apply to someone like Robert. It's also sometimes just fun to call someone like him a hater because it drives them so crazy. In Robert's world, if you don't hate all Jews, then you're not a Jew-hater and I've no doubt he loves Noam Chomsky, Norm Finkelstein, Naturei Karta and the rest of the .1 per cent of the Jewish world that rejects everything modern Judaism stands for.
Robert says he only hates "certain types of Jews" and would like to kill some of them. That seems to include any Jew who supports Israel and any Jew who's both proud of being Jewish and adamant his/her history not be taken away by revisionists and propaganda. Since that's almost every Jew there is, I think we can safely say that Robert, with or without a Jewish ex-girlfriend, is pretty much a hater.
Everything else aside, Robert stands as a good example of the far-left. It isn't always that they hate Jews but that they facilitate the hatred of Jews. They have dressed it up as "anti-Zionism" or "America-first" and have given it a place to flourish in North America.
It goes with a host of other tendencies with Israel/Jews usually thrown in somewhere. They come up with conspiracy theories that would make Oliver Stone blush, rehash long past and isolated historical events, ignore current day reality other than to use as a hammer against democracy and generally foster an atmosphere of appeasement and self-loathing.
Sadly, they do so at their own peril. There are only 13 million Jews on this planet. They're not committing terrorist attacks, calling for the death of Americans or controlling oil supplies. Israel has been a constant and reliable ally to the US, sometimes even at a cost to its own self-interests.
Beyond the rhetoric, what people like Robert stand for is feeding an ally to the alligator in the hopes that will satisfy it. Jews, it seems, would be a nice hors d'oeuvre.