Friday, September 23, 2016
My thoughts on the "problem of Jews"
In the last year or so, I've had a couple of regular commenters deposit comments that imply an anti-Jewish perspective. Then, more recently, a couple of members of the "Rabbit Pack" from the comments community at Jihad Watch ("graven image" and "Mirren") posted comments objecting to the fact that there were commenters freely depositing such comments -- with the clear implication that I should censor their freedom. (Even more recently, the most rabid of the Rabbit Pack, "Philip Jihadski" aka "Joe Blow" aka "Anonymous" has reiterated the same talking point with his obtuse hammer.)
I explained in a recent posting my philosophy of comments on my blog (crucially revolving around my respect for utmost freedom of expression) -- The Hesperado policy on comments for Dummies 101.
By pure accident, as I was rummaging around my archives, I noticed a rather lengthy exchange between me and a reader on this topic in one of my comments sections from an article I posted in September of 2008, where, because some reader named "Guessedworker" pressed the point, I expatiated upon the subject (viz., the "problem of the Jews"). My thoughts have not appreciably changed since then.
Note: the above link leads to a very lengthy exchange, oftentimes delving into issues unrelated to the main subject. The gas begins to cook with my comment time-stamped --
(Also, in January of 2013, I published a posting here on The Hesperado where, in its comments section, I reposted some excerpts and commentary by me on them concerning another reader, "Egghead" (perhaps the main source of consternation among the aforementioned Rabbit Pack), and discussion of this topic of the "problem of Jews" on Gates of Vienna.)