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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Economist publishes anti-Semitic cartoon, ADL demands apology

The Economist published the anti-Semitic pictured above in its January 18 edition. What's the problem with it? Look closely, and if you still can't figure it out, here's the Commentator.
You don't have to be (clue) eagle eyed to spot it do you? At the centre-top of the Congressional emblem, above that eagle, is a Jewish Star of David. Now, this obviously plays to the theme, common among anti-Semites around the world, that the U.S. Congress is essentially a puppet of the Jewish people.
Obama is literally and figuratively chained back from properly reaching out to Iran by the Jews.
The Israeli flag has a Star of David in it, of course. But if the cartoonist, and the editorial team of The Economist that approved it, had wanted to emphasise Israel rather than the the broader global Jewish community, they could have easily had the cartoonist put in the image of the Israeli flag. No problem at all from a technical point of view.
That would still have been bigotry -- the notion that Israel runs American politics is an obvious form of neo-anti-Semitism.
But this is the old fashioned stuff. It's the kind of thing that appeared in The Protocols of Zion. It's the kind of thing the Nazis used. It's the kind of thing bigots -- including in the Western-funded Palestinian authority -- use all the time.
The Jews run the world: or at least its most powerful nation. That's the message The Economist conveys. Sometimes the term anti-Semitism is over-used. Sometimes it is under-used. This time there's no doubt at all what is going on.
The Commentator calls this 'shocking bigotry.' Bigotry, yes. Shocking, no. This has practically become standard fare for the Economist. And that's why the ADL's demand for an apology is meaningless. What's needed isn't an apology. It's a lobotomy.

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1 Comments:

At 4:20 AM, Blogger Gil Gato said...

The USA is no longer the worlds most powerful nation.

 

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