Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Re-definitial Dizziness

I'm getting dizzy.

In the beginning was anti-Semitism.

Then along came the Zionist wordsmiths, who gave as 'the new anti-Semitism.'

(Somewhere along the line the hyphen got lost.)

Now, apparently, it's either 'rightwing antisemitism,' or "leftwing antisemitism usually presented as 'anti-Zionist or anti-Israel'." (Antisemitic incidents in Australia up nearly 10% over year, study* says, Helen Davidson, theguardian.com, 28/11/17)

I wonder what "leftwing anti-Semitism [not] usually presented as 'anti-Zionist or anti-Israel'" looks like.

And what tomorrow's debasing of the coin will bring.

[*By the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ).]


Grappler said...

If you keep devaluing the product, it's inevitable that the amount of it increases! Next year, anyone donating to any charitable appeal for the people in Gaza who have been maimed by Israeli bombs will be deemed to be antisemitic. Or perhaps that's already the case.

Anonymous said...

An anti-Semite used to be someone who didn't like jews, but now it's someone who [certain] jews don't like.

The list grows longer by the day. It is a term that has lost its currency through overuse.