This is excellent…
- Islamic Jew hatred – every survey of Muslim public opinion finds high levels of virulent Jew hatred all over the place. There are 1.5 billion (or more) Muslims, so more Jew haters are Muslim than anything else; you can find Minister Farrakhan in this bunch along with every major Islamic terrorist organisation and all their sympathizers;
- Left wing Jew hatred – the modern left has moved towards hating Israel as it “intersectionally” idolizes the “poor, oppressed” Palestinian. This side actually fights to destroy Israel with BDS, European NGO’s and much more;
- Low level Christian and other residual bigotry still left over from centuries of the Catholic doctrine that Jews killed Jesus, this does appear to be on the wane;
- The classic neo-Nazis, far-right, Alt-Right who will be discussed here. Nobody knows how many these are, but judging by the fact that David Duke has 1/10th the following of Minister Farrakhan on Twitter, you can be sure this isn’t a big crowd no matter how many frog memes they make on social media or how much air time CNN gives them.
If you want to understand the Alt-Right’s Jew hatred (antisemitism – a term I prefer not to use) you cannot look to the mainstream media. They are completely useless. They’re worse than useless: if you rely on organizations like the once useful Anti Defamation League (ADL) or the Southern Poverty Law Center, you will be maliciously misinformed. Both those organisations have been completely co-opted by the far-left in recent years and are not to be trusted.
Having said that I’ll give you the ADL’s definition of the Alt-Right:
What is the Alt Right?
The alt right (short for “alternative right”) is a segment of the white supremacist movement consisting of a loose network of racists and anti-Semites who reject mainstream conservatism in favor of politics that embrace implicit or explicit racist, anti-Semitic and white supremacist ideology. Many seek to re-inject such bigoted ideas into the conservative movement in the United States. The alt right skews younger than other far right groups, and is very active online, using racist memes and message forums on 4chan, 8chan and certain corners of Reddit.
Now I’m going to tell you part of how they come to hold Jew-hating views and how they justify holding those views: the so-called “red pill” realizations that Jews are the primary problem of the world.
Central to their world is one man: Kevin MacDonald, his theories, part of the field of “Evolutionary Psychology”, presented in a scientific format, and most widely distributed in one book: The Culture of Critique. This looks like science, and devoted followers of leading Alt-Right figures and sites like Richard Spencer, David Duke, Mark Collet, Stormfront, Red Ice and many others all treat this work with almost the reverence of a Koran or a Bible. I dare say Winston Churchill might have described Culture of Critique thusly:
“Here was the new Koran of faith and war: turgid, verbose, shapeless, but pregnant with its message. The main thesis.. is simple.” from The Gathering Storm by Winston Churchill describing Mein Kampf.
My quick summary of MacDonald’s book is that it takes the broad conclusions of the Russian Czarist forgery “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and attempts to find evolutionary reasons within Judaism that would compel Jews to act in the way they are described as acting in a forged document. It is an invented pseudo-scientific justification to continue believing a thoroughly debunked piece of 19th Century “Fake News”.
For 20 years this book has festered, mutated and evolved. It is certainly persuasive but it is also easy to pull apart and destroy academically. It is so obviously “an antisemitic book” that for 20 years it has been largely ignored. But not by the Alt-Right, white supremacists and Neo-Nazis. Some years ago John Derbyshire wrote a fair review of it (it was he who explicitly called it an antisemitic book) but this was in a prose style rather than a scientific refutation.