This is an excellent essay.
And it's so relevant today especially when people are bleating about Stephen Hawkins.
Who cares that he doesn't want to go to Israel? Not me. More good falafel for the rest of us.
ZZZZZZZZ Another Jew-hater.
It's so annoying that very smart people are saying 'oooh, we should tell him that he is using Israeli technology''. FAIL.
The fact that even his own artificial "voice" is generated by Israeli technology is an irony that is lost on morons such as this. That's right, I said moron. A Jew-hating moron.
Just because you are "smart" or a physicist, or a whatever, does not mean that you are sensible or moral.
Jew-hatred corrupts the soul.
Anyway, this essay explores some of the themes that are the life-blood of the Jew-hater. I urge you to read it all!
The lede sums up some of my own feelings on "combating" anti-semitism.
"There is something strangely ineffective about many of our attempts to combat anti-Semitism."
Because we cannot 'combat' it. Nobody can.
So why bother?
This is what Jewish lefties do.
"Combat" it with talking, sucking up, samosa breakfasts and interfaith dhimmi dialogue.
We should only be entering into combat with our enemies.
Combat cum "winning hearts and minds" is totally useless bullshit and a waste of our time, breath, money and energy.
Some nuggets from the article:
"The satisfactions which hatred has to offer us are regrettably familiar
to most people. Most of us know only too well the surge of
self-righteousness, the thrill of condemning others, the intense bonding
with a like-minded hater, which we feel when a good jolt of vicious
hostility has risen within us..."
"But the pleasures which hatred provides are just as available
when the hatred is entirely unjustified, as most of us also know, at
least in retrospect. Hatred and its cognates – contempt, rancour, and
detestation – offer the seductive satisfaction of feeling our own
superiority to the hated object, and feeling also a sense of deep
justification and indeed righteousness in taking steps to punish or
otherwise hurt him (or her, or them). Hurting others is also fun, for
more people than we would normally like to believe..."