An Anti-Semitism of the Left
By Roger Cohen, March 7, 2016 (LINK to article)
Roger Cohen takes exception to the suggestion that "the Holocaust [was a] mere “white on white crime.”
There was nothing "mere" about it, but it was indeed, in my view, a “white on white crime", an expression of white racial self-hatred and the insanity of Nazi racial ideology, which divided the closely related peoples of Europe (including European Jews) into different races, which clearly they are not.
Or doesn't Roger like the idea of European Jews and gentiles belonging to the same race? I can't image that he prefers Nazi racial ideology, which saw Jews, as well as Poles and Russians, as a different, inferior race from Germans.
The Nazis saw racial differences where they did not exist, and in OVERREACTION to this and the horrors which followed from it, a previous generation of academics (many of them Jews and thus understandably much more affected by the Holocaust than non-Jews) went to the opposite extreme of denying the importance, even the very existence, of race altogether, even where it clearly does exist, as between people whose ethnic origins are on distant continents, e.g. between blacks and whites.
This understandable overreaction was consolidated into the ideology of post-racial multiculturalism (effectively, the exact but equally extreme and insane opposite of Nazi racial ideology), which now serves the state's age-old strategy of “divide and rule”, dividing society into a morally superior, now supposedly "colour-blind", elite and the morally inferior, naturally (human nature being what it is) less colour-blind, masses, who must submit to the authority of and domination by their "moral superiors".
It is an ideology of white racial self-denial and self-contempt, which, like medieval church ideology, with its concept of "original sin", serves the state as an instrument of socio-political intimidation, rewards, punishments, manipulation and control.
I elaborate on these ideas in this and appended BLOGS.