Who loves ya, baby?
It doesn't seem to have happened to anywhere the same degree as with the Jews but there are or were a fair few Jesuit conspiracies.
she's definitely in that space where she's said some things that are uncomfortableDid anyone follow the stuff with Ilhan Omar in the US
Reminds me of the line in Eco's essay on "Ur-Fascism" about how fascism demands an enemy that is "simultaneously too strong and too weak".no one accuses, say, the Swiss of secretly running world despite their proliferation as bankers
Jews are perceived as both insular/clannish (not untrue, depending on the Jews) and as rootless cosmopolitan outsiders
it's the combination of punching upward, and vulnerability
the perfect foil on which to blame all your problems
I think is the remarkable thing about this whole mess. A decision was taken to deny/deflect on the entire issue and that's led in our adversarial online culture to rapid polarisaiton with a whole community of people shouting the odds that's it's all a smear (often run and orchestrated by the Israeli govt - obviously a winning stance to take in an argument about anti-semitism) - and we have effectively a major political party saying we don't give a damn about your concerns to a whole community. Pretty fucked up.Corbyn often seems to dig the hole deeper when he attempts an apology. He can be a bit slippery.
I'd never read that, thanks. Jews also fulfill the requirement per Eco that an enemy be simultaneously "inside and outside".Reminds me of the line in Eco's essay on "Ur-Fascism" about how fascism demands an enemy that is "simultaneously too strong and too weak".
yeah I don't doubt the guy's sincerityWas struck by how this shows what an outlier Corbyn must've been in the Labour Party
Think how crazy it'll be if he becomes PM. And yeah, disgust over Blairism is about right, especially Iraq. He's absolutely been in a minority in the party, but then Ed Milliband had the bright idea of opening up the voting to increase engagement and - boom!the crazy part isn't that a politician holds these views, it's that he's somehow become leader of Labour Party