[Marxism] "Antisemitism in the Movement"?

Ian Pace ian at ianpace.com
Sat Jul 15 15:08:20 MDT 2006


From: "Yoshie Furuhashi" <critical.montages at gmail.com>
>
> The event advertisement offers a glimpse of how the event organizers
> define anti-Semitism: "Antisemitism is more than a 'prejudice.' It's a
> political worldview."
>
> Is there an anti-Semitism that rises to the level of "a political
> worldview," more than prejudice, in any significant institution of the
> Left at any point of the Left spectrum?  I don't think so.  Are Jewish
> leftists underrepresented in any significant institution of the Left
> at any point of the Left spectrum?  I don't think so either.  You'd
> have to show me empirical, quantifiable evidence to persuade me that
> the problem that is alleged to exist on the left actually does exist.
>
Well, I suppose there were the loonies in Socialisme ou Barbarie who turned 
towards negationism (Guillaume, Thion). The faction of ultra-leftists 
following on from Bordiga, obsessed with the fact that Auschwitz is used to 
give Western capitalism moral capital, can end up with an anti-semitic 
political worldview, yes.

Solidarity,
Ian 






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