Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Mark Steyn on the blindness of the "Official Jews" who are still fighting the last war and are afraid to identify their real enemies.
When my troubles with the Canadian Islamic Congress and the "human rights" commissions began up north, I quickly learned something my comrade Ezra Levant was already well up to speed on - that Canada's "official Jews" (as he calls them) were among the most useless people on the planet. Under Bernie Farber, for example, the Canadian Jewish Congress was obsessive about the last three neo-Nazi losers living in their mum's basement and contributing unread blog posts to obscure "white supremacist" websites. But it had nothing to say about the broad-daylight mass Jew-hatred and, indeed, brazen incitement to murder of large groups of people parading through downtown Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. Farber & Co were cardboard warriors, capable only of fighting the battles others had already won long ago.
In the US, it's Abe Foxman.
Paris 2012: Jewish parents and teachers try to determine whether it's safe for pupils to leave the school on the day four Jews are killed in Toulouse by one of Abe Foxman's "anti-government, anti-immigration, neo-Nazi nationalists" - or, as his friends call him, Mohammed.
And so it goes for America's "official Jews":
Anti-Defamation League chief Abe Foxman believes that anti-Semitism is at its height since the Holocaust, and threatens the lives of Jews all around the world.
He got that right. He got everything else wrong:
"Europe is where the Jewish people have paid the highest price for anti-Semitism, and it's sort of an old-new phenomenon," he said, defining it as "nationalists, anti-government people, neo-fascists, neo-Nazis of anti-immigration and anti-government coming together with a glue and cement of anti-Semitism. I think it's a serious threat to Jewish life."
Is it really possible in 2014 even for the capo di tutti capi of official Jews to be so blind? Foxman is either the most wicked dissembler or, to be more charitable, he reflects merely the blinkered parochialism of America's liberal Jewish elites. Unlike the head of the ADL, I have no special interest in or responsibility for the welfare of the Jewish people, but I have been to Toulouse, Antwerp, Malmö and the old Jewish East End of London, and I know what I have seen there.
Read the whole thing.