Oh shit, here we go again
It was bound to happen: turns out the Occupy Wall Street kids are really, well, brownshirts:
Occupy Wall Street: Does anyone care about the anti-Semitism?Turns out the anti-Semitic elements are pretty thin on the ground, judging by the evidence Ms Rubin cites: mostly a little quickie video from something called The Emergency Committee For Israel (funny, isn't it, how Israel has just been one long emergency, and no end in sight?).
By Jennifer Rubin
In the millions of pixels devoted to the radical Occupy Wall Streeters, virtually nothing has been said about its anti-Semitic elements.
What we seem to have here is one encounter between a couple of uncharacteristically splenetic occupiers(*) and an obvious provocateur (with a cameraman hovering providentially over his shoulder).
But of course, for this sort of thing evidence is superfluous. A friend of mine -- who I had not actually realized was quite so reactionary, but who will remain a friend as far as I'm concerned, because I can't afford to lose any -- fulminated on facebook that OWS was anti-Semitic merely on the strength of the slogan 'we are the 99%'. He feared that this slogan was covertly anti-Semitic and an invitation to "ritual violence".
I had to laugh at this one. The only ritual violence I can foresee in connection with OWS will emanate from the NYPD, for whom ritual violence is a way of life.
People who really want to find out what these kids are all about should just go visit. Don't take my word for it, or Rubin's. The Fulton Street and Wall Street subway stops are really close by -- a five minute walk.
And if you don't live in New York -- well, visit your local. The thing is all over the place now, or so I hear. Who knew there were so many anti-Semites and ritual-violents in the world?
(*) If they really are occupiers rather than out-of-work actors or Red Squad cops, both of which abound in New York,