- Jul 19, 2012
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As a young boy, I used to think my grandma very strange. In her bedroom she kept a suitcase, packed and ready for use at a moment’s notice. “Just in case,” she’d tell me when I asked where it was that she was always waiting to go to. “You never know when they’ll turn on the Jews.”
Her house in Northwood [near London] was epitome of suburban comfort, and I couldn’t understand what on earth she meant. Until, that is, I learned some history – including the history of the Jews. Which is, in short, that pretty much everywhere, they have turned on the Jews.
And so it goes and continues more recently, also in the USA, especially in academe and on the political left anti-Semitism rears its head once again.
The cause of this is easy to see. Leaving aside the history of anti-Semitism as an ancient prejudice, Money is pouring from Arab nations into the coffers of universities and other left leaning institutions to fund Islamic initiatives of all kinds. The hearts and minds of left wingers follow. Now we have academics on campuses all over the US who are openly anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist, who are Holocaust deniers, who are apologists for radical Islamic terrorism. It's all the rage to be a Jew hater these days. But, of course, they don't call themselves that. They call themselves anti-Zionist. In addition, Israel is aligned with the West and with the US, so naturally leftists will be against it.
...And it’s not the terrorists. They threaten me, of course, as they threaten us all. Yet to me, the real chill comes from their fellow travelers – the useful idiots of the terrorists and Jew-murderers who say they do not have a racist bone in their body, but when it comes to Jews, a blind spot emerges.
...I fear not just for myself but far more for my children. History shows that when anti-Semitism takes hold it does not wither; it grows.
The Left's hatred of Jews chills me to the bone