- Jul 19, 2012
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Racism is not a specific illness but a general sickness. Display one symptom and you display them all. If you show me an anti-Muslim bigot, I will be able to guess his or her views on the European Union, welfare state, crime and “political correctness”. Show me a leftwing or Islamist antisemite and, once again, he will carry a suitcase full of prejudices, which have nothing to do with Jews, but somehow have everything to do with Jews.
The Labour party does not have a “problem with antisemitism” it can isolate and treat, like a patient asking a doctor for a course of antibiotics. The party and much of the wider liberal-left have a chronic condition.
The reason for this turns out to be pretty simple: Muslims coming into the UK. Money coming from the Saudis. British politicians who want to be elected from predominantly Muslim districts. Having a reasonable attitude toward Jews and Israel will get you accused of being a Zionist among such people. A two state solution is not acceptable, only wiping Israel off of the face of the earth will do. And the morals of progressives are infinitely malleable. Drag a wad of cash though Parliament and it's astonishing what you can get them to say and do.
Allow me to state the moral argument as baldly as I can. Not just in Paris, but in Marseille, Copenhagen and Brussels, fascistic reactionaries are murdering Jews – once again. Go to any British synagogue or Jewish school and you will see police officers and volunteers guarding them. I do not want to tempt fate, but if British Jews were murdered, the leader of the Labour party would not be welcome at their memorial. The mourners would point to the exit and ask him to leave.