False Accusations Of Anti-Semitism Exploit Healthy Impulse To Advance Profoundly Sick One

Source: Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue Journalist
by Caitlin Johnstone

“The most despicable thing about the way Israel supporters smear Israel’s critics as anti-semites is that they are exploiting a very healthy impulse to advance a profoundly sick impulse. They knowingly exploit the fact that the further to the left someone is on the the political spectrum the more likely they are to: (A) support Palestinian rights and (B) be very receptive to any suggestion that they might be acting in a racially insensitive way. My followers who are on the right side of the political spectrum always have melodramatic conniptions whenever I say this, but there is a lot of value in learning about the role racial inequality plays in the injustices of our society and getting real with ourselves about where our own racial circumstances fit in with those unjust power dynamics.” (11/16/23)