I don’t like Zionism. I don’t like any form of nationalism that’s based on to whom (or where) you were born. I also don’t like Judaism — or any other religion, for that matter.
I think indigenous rights arguments are stupid because as far as I am concerned, being born in a place makes you as “native” to that region as someone whose family has lived there for generations. And most Israelis who are alive today are indeed native-born.
I’ve said before that I think it was a terrible idea to establish a Jewish state smack-dab in the middle of such a hostile area, but what’s done is done. Israel is there, and it isn’t going anywhere unless its neighbors succeed in their ambition to push the Jews into the sea.
I like Israel because it is a Western-style democracy and a close ally to the United States. I have tremendous respect for what the Israeli people face on a day-to-day basis. I can’t even imagine what it must be like knowing that you are surrounded on all sides by people who quite literally want to genocide you.
Overall, I think Israel is pretty goddamned badass. So yeah, I’m anti-Zionism, anti-Judaism, pro-Israel, and only anti-Semitic at family gatherings.
Facebook was exploding with identity politics earlier from people who supposedly disavow identity politics. It started off as an argument over whether Anti-Zionism necessarily entails Anti-Semitism.
It quickly turned into an argument over who has the authority to decide what Anti-Semitism entails. Most of those who weighed in agreed that it could only be *subjectively* defined by actual Jews. 🙄
Only then they started arguing over who qualified as a legitimate Jew. Picture a Venn diagram with three circles — labeled ‘Religion’, ‘Ethnicity’, and ‘Ancestry’. That’s how many different definitions of ‘Jew’ there were. And anyone who fell outside of a particular category had no right to weigh in on what qualifies as Anti-Semitism.
It was like watching feminists argue over whether ‘TERF’ is a derogatory term.
People are seriously fucking insane. And it’s not just the Regressive Left — their “logic” is bleeding out onto the rest of humanity.
Bad enough the ads showing up in my newsfeed suggest I’m some kind of MAGA feminist; now it seems Facebook has me pegged as a Christian as well. 🤦♀️
How does this even happen? I mean, I get the fem part — that’s obviously coming from my YouTube subscriptions (e.g., Birdman and Rekt Fem).
The MAGA stuff is a bit of a stretch, but I’m guessing it has to do with some of my memeing habits.
But Christian shit? The best I can think of is sharing Jesus memes on Science Doesn’t Care What You Believe.