Oh, yawn. Let's just hit the highlights, shall we? How about this:
Not always, but more often than not, I am hounded as a Jew and as "disloyal" and told to leave Canada. Like this. Or like this. Or like this.
That last link above gifting us with Ti-Guy writing:
It's very rare that I am moved to think "go back to where you came from," but in Shlemazl's case, that's the reaction I quite often have. He's been holding all Canadians responsible for the trauma that was inflicted on him growing up in some god-forsaken place in the Urals and has been using the Israel/Palestine conflict to keep that wound festering. He's managed to introduce a viciously racist quality into the discussion of that conflict that never really characterised the debate among most Canadians (who've been forced to pay attention to that never-ending tribal squabble for decades) all that much.
It's an imposition and it's insulting, quite frankly.
Which, to be honest, I find a perfectly reasonable position. If shlemazl wants to whine on and on and on and on and on and Jesus, Mary, Mother of God, tiresomely, tediously on about Canadian anti-Semitism, what's wrong with suggesting that he drag his sorry ass to Israel, join the military and put all that blogging energy to work physically defending the Motherland from eight-year-olds with rocks? In what way is that any different from the years of, "You like communism so much, why don't you move to Russia? Huh? Huh?"
I don't see a problem here, shlemazl. Given your incessant snivelling, you have my blessing to pack up your shit, get on a plane and go put your money where your mouth is. What's so offensive about that?
And shlemazl gets just a wee bit panty-bunchy here:
To be fair, there was one exception. A bit of a fuss ensued following this comment partly due to implied support for the objectives of the Nazis, which is still a taboo even among Left2 but largely due to a newspaper article which quoted this as an example of where the NDP is moving to.
That link gives us Robert McClelland:
When the State starts rounding up my Jewish neighbours, I’ll speak up.
Not me. People like Klownsella, Chernyuk and Smeagol the Jew have taught me it’s not worth getting involved. When next they come for the Jews I doubt I’ll even be able to muster up a “what a shame”.
Probably not the best choice of words, but not hard to see where that's coming from, given the incessant shrieking from the pro-Israel lobby that everything is anti-Semitism, as Haroon Siddiqui explains here. Personally, I'm pretty much fed up with every single criticism or condemnation of Israel being immediately slapped with a label of "anti-Semitism," and it's why I've gotten to the point where each new accusation barely registers on my radar anymore. When you hear that shrieking at least once a day, after a while, you just stop listening, especially when every time you do check out the shrieking, it turns out to be utter shash. After a while, you just get tired of being suckered.
Oh, and there's this from shlemazl:
Is it beginning to sound a little bit familiar? Let me provide another illustration of what I am referring to. In the post entitled "Stephen Harper: Good Little Jew Boy" - apart from the racially provocative choice of words (how about calling the US President "Good Little Nigger"?) Canadian Cynic claims that the Prime Minister of Canada jumps whenever "Jewry" tells him to.
See Haroon Siddiqui link above. But what's absolutely fascinating is what's not in shlemazl's latest shrieky piece -- there's not a single mention of the raging neo-Nazi sentiments of shlemazl's Blogging Tory comrade Kate McMillan and other Canadian wankers. One scans shlemazl's latest piece in vain for any mention of Kate McMillan, or Canadian Sentinel, or Jessica Beaumont. How ... odd. Which makes my original accusation all the funnier and more poignant:
North American Jewry is unable to recognize actual anti-Semitism because they're too busy spooning intimately with it.
And, hilariously, shlemazl provides the perfect evidence for just that, yapping on about anti-Semitism over there while it's currently plopped down right in the middle of his Blogging Tory aggregator living room. Then there's shlemazl's money quote:
There are anti-Semites on the right and on the left. The difference is that mainstream Canadian right do not tolerate anti-Semitism.
I'm going to stop now, since I really don't want to chance getting any of that stupid on me. Seriously.
AFTERSNARK: OK, one more observation. It's tres amusante to hear shlemazl take the position that there's precious little anti-Semitism among Canada's "Right," suggesting that he is not overly bothered by other kinds of bigotry and prejudice.
One doesn't have to work very hard to notice that, even among shlemazl's Blogging Tory bunkmates, one finds raging bigotry and hatred targeting, oh, gays. And blacks. And aboriginals. And Muslims. And immigrants. And feminists. Yet, curiously, none of this seems to bother shlemazl, for whom anti-Semitism remains the only true test of bigotry, and all the rest is simply details.
And when shlemazl is so obviously indifferent to everyone else's persecution, is it any surprise that -- after a while -- everyone else stops giving a shit about his?
I'm just sayin'.
THE UNBELIEVABLY BURNING STUPID: I just noticed this from shlemazl:
See I have never met a person who said that all criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic.
Oh, for fuck's sake (emphasis added):
Stephen Harper equates criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism.
"Unfortunately, Israel at 60 remains a country under threat – threatened by those groups and regimes who deny to this day its right to exist," he told a Toronto celebration marking the anniversary.
"And why? Look beyond the thinly veiled rationalizations: Because they hate Israel, just as they hate the Jewish people."
There's only so much of the burning stupid you can take before you start looking for that bottle of Scotch you stashed away so the cleaning lady wouldn't find it.
Non-Jewish Tories do not tolerate bigotry.
I have to stop now. Really, it's like reading a combination of Hunter, Jonathon Strong and Paul Marek. The retarded version.
WHAT A COINCIDENCE: I just noticed this.