June 28, 2017
I’ve been writing about the fragility of the “liberal” coalition AKA the coalition against the HWM (Heterosexual White Male).
Coming “intersectionality” conflicts I have mentioned:
- Moslems v Jews
- Moslems v Fags
- Moslems v Feminists
- Blacks v Immigrants
- Blacks v Jews
- Feminists v Blacks
- Blacks v “White Allies”
One I did not see coming was faggots v Jews.
What a pleasant surprise.
This weekend, at a lesbian march in Chicago, three women carrying Jewish pride flags — rainbow flags embossed with a Star of David — were kicked out of the celebration on the grounds that their flags were a “trigger.” An organizer of the Dyke March told the Windy City Times that the fabric “made people feel unsafe” and that she and the other members of the Dyke March collective didn’t want anything “that can inadvertently or advertently express Zionism” at the event.
Laurel Grauer, one of the women who was ejected, said she’d been carrying that Jewish pride flag in the march, held on the Saturday before the city’s official Pride Parade, for more than a decade. It “celebrates my queer, Jewish identity,” she explained. This year, however, she lost track of the number of people who harassed her for carrying it.
“I wanted to be in public as a gay Jew of Persian and German heritage. Nothing more, nothing less. So I made a shirt that said ‘Proud Jewish Dyke’ and hoisted a big Jewish Pride flag — a rainbow flag with a Star of David in the center, the centuries-old symbol of the Jewish people,” she wrote. “During the picnic in the park, organizers in their official t-shirts began whispering and pointing at me and soon, a delegation came over, announcing they’d been sent by the organizers. They told me my choices were to roll up my Jewish Pride flag or leave. The Star of David makes it look too much like the Israeli flag, they said, and it triggers people and makes them feel unsafe. This was their complaint.”
She tried to explain that the star is the “ubiquitous symbol of Judaism,” and that she simply wanted “to be Jewish in public.” Then, she “tried using their language,” explaining “this is my intersection. I’m supposed to be able to celebrate it here.”
It didn’t work. Ms. Shoshany Anderson left sobbing. “I was thrown out of Dyke March for being Jewish,” she said.
Hopefully, all of these people will quickly murder wanna another while we just sit back and chill.
Perhaps More Importantly Though
Above, I just quoted the reported alleged facts the NYT provided, but the article itself is worth reading in full.
It’s not a news report, it’s an op-ed.
In fact, the story of Jews getting kicked out of the dyke march could have just been made-up to support the op-ed.
Look at the title of it:
By Beri Weiss.
The Jew is arguing that Jews are losing their victimhood status, which is authority in the modern system.
So they should… I don’t know, it doesn’t really say what they should do.
In practice, intersectionality functions as kind of caste system, in which people are judged according to how much their particular caste has suffered throughout history. Victimhood, in the intersectional way of seeing the world, is akin to sainthood; power and privilege are profane.
By that hierarchy, you might imagine that the Jewish people — enduring yet another wave of anti-Semitism here and abroad — should be registered as victims. Not quite.
Why? Largely because of Israel, the Jewish state, which today’s progressives see only as a vehicle for oppression of the Palestinians — no matter that Israel has repeatedly sought to meet Palestinian claims with peaceful compromise, and no matter that progressives hold no other country to the same standard. China may brutalize Buddhists in Tibet and Muslims in Xinjiang, while denying basic rights to the rest of its 1.3 billion citizens, but “woke” activists pushing intersectionality keep mum on all that.
For progressive American Jews, intersectionality forces a choice: Which side of your identity do you keep, and which side do you discard and revile? Do you side with the oppressed or with the oppressor?
That kind of choice would have been familiar to previous generations of left-wing Jews, particularly those in Europe, who felt the tug between their ethnic heritage and their “internationalist” ideological sympathies. But this is the United States. Here, progressives are supposed to be comfortable with the idea of hyphenated identities and overlapping ethnic, sexual and political affinities. Since when did a politics that celebrates choice — and choices — devolve into a requirement of being forced to choose?
Jews on the left, particularly in recent years, have attempted to square this growing discomfort by becoming more anti-Israel. But if history has taught the Jews anything it’s that this kind of contortion never ends well.
It may be wrong to read too much into an ugly incident at a single march, but Jews should take what happened in Chicago as a lesson that they might not be as welcome among progressives as they might imagine. That’s a warning for which to be grateful, even as it is a reminder that anti-Semitism remains as much a problem on the far-left as it is on the alt-right.
These are some pretty stunning ruminations.
Especially to be printed in the NYT, which is allegedly a Jew-for-Goy paper. Not sure why they would admit all of this to the goyim. Maybe they know it’s only Jews who even bother reading the New York Times at this point. Along with Nazis who already know.
But this is a very serious existential problem for the Jews. Much bigger than their Alt-Right problem.
Their Golem is going to rip them to shreds.
Even if they choose to be anti-Israel, they are still just white people to the brown hordes – and apparently now to the homos as well.