Political Information Slavoj Zizek's ‘trouble with Jews’ may be a poor choice of words – but are you Allowed to Criticize Israel in UK media anymore?
By Russia Today with comments by Ron
Dec 12, 2019 - 4:04:29 AM
World-renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek has emerged as the latest high-profile target in the fight against perceived anti-Semitism in the UK, for a moment there moving aside the usual suspect, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
In a recent article for the Independent, Zizek criticized Israel for its aggressive settlement policies in the occupied West Bank, and argued that such criticism of Israeli policies does not make someone an anti-Semite.
Within the text, the philosopher used a very inconsiderate turn of phrase - "the trouble with Jews." Immediately, a crowd of outraged commenters rose up, and fully proving Zizek's point, the paper removed the offending phrase and replaced it with "the trouble with the settlement project."
[Neo-Pharisees didn't adopt the name "Jews" until the second half of the 18th Century. Neo-Pharisees and those who choose to identify with and use the adopted name of "Jews", publicly profess to being Talmudists since conformance with that political ideology is required of Jews. Talmudism is ethno-centric and proclaims that non-adherents to Talmudism are animals that can be used, abused and killed by Talmudists with impunity. Anyone professing Judaism is asserting membership in a pathological collective of individuals most of whom have been mind controlled from cradle to grave in an ethno-centric, genocidal political ideology. That doctrine DOES imply that Jewish adherents to Talmudism can cause trouble for non-Jews, ie gentiles.
For instance The Jews' holy books say:“A Jew may do to a non-Jewess whatever he can. He may treat her as he treats a piece of meat.“- Hadarine, 20, B; Schulchan Aruch, Choszen Hamiszpat 348.And:“A Gentile girl who is three years old can be violated.”- Aboda Sarah 37a. And:“When a Jew murders a Gentile (“Cuthean”), there will be no death penalty.”– Sanhedrin 57a.And: Non-Jewish Children are subhumans.– Yebamoth 98a.And:Gentile girls are in a state of niddah (filth) from birth.– Abodah Zarah 36b
Arguably Jews are NOT Semites nor are they a race or a nation. Talmudists constitute a pathological materialist collective rather than a religion since 75% of Jews are atheists who worship the Jewish collective and the remainder are a nepotistic collective that apparently worship a jealous, genocidal entity who is no g-d at all. Accordingly the anti-Semitism trope is a LIE. That LIE has been used to justify the invasion, despoilation, ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the genocide of gentile Palestinians. It is also used to silence all criticism of the fascist Jewish apartheid entity known as Israel, in the UK and globally.
The fact that Jews AND their demonic behaviour in Palestine and elsewhere cannot be criticised without without personally receiving major media criticism and severe socio-political and even legal repercussions, evidences that Jews control both the MSM and core political processes and governance in the UK. Why? Because it has rightly been said for centuries that the only ones you are not allowed to criticise ARE YOUR RULERS.
There were 263, 346 Jews in England and Wales in the last census as compared to a total UK population of 66, 545, 630 as of Friday, December 06, 2019. Sooo, at best, Jewish rabbis purport to be speaking for less than 0.4% of the UK population. As there are many larger ethnic and foreign religious groups in the UK, shouldn't they also be given prominent MSM coverage of their sectarian views? No? WHY NOT? What's sooo special about neo-Pharisees?].
Zizek himself admits it was a poor choice of words, but when he asked the Independent to run a follow-up explanation, the paper refused - and RT is the only outlet that gave Zizek the floor.
"I was wrong, I committed an unpardonable mistake in using the phrase ‘the trouble with Jews'... which effectively can be understood as implying that some ‘trouble' pertains to the very identity of being a Jew."
Such a reading "runs against the basic premise of my text which is that the proponents of full annexation of the West Bank are betraying the emancipatory core of the Jewish tradition itself," the philosopher says in the explanation piece.
The words were taken out of context, he says. In the original, they followed a reference to French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut, who said modern Jews had chosen "the path of rooting" - and "the Jews" Zizek refers to are those trying to "root" on occupied land.
"The trouble with Jews today is that they are now trying to get roots in a place which was for thousands of years inhabited by other people," he wrote in the original piece.
Zizek believes it's part of a wider campaign against left-wing politicians and intellectuals to equate any criticism of Israel, as a state, to anti-Semitism:"The anti-Leftist campaign goes on and on - an Israeli-based group uses Facebook to spread disinformation to more than a million followers around the world, singling out Muslim US congresswomen, Jeremy Corbyn was just rated Top Anti-Semite of 2019 by [the] Simon Wiesenthal Center (ahead of actual terrorists), and even Bernie Sanders is now added to the list of anti-Semites."
Refusing to give Zizek the right to respond to his critics, the Independent cited election coverage crunch and how the debate would be a "tricky space" to wade into. Far from letting Zizek run a follow-up piece, the philosopher was even barred from posting a retort to the many "brutal attacks" he says were launched against him in the paper's comment section.
Spearheading the outrage against Zizek and his piece was Honest Reporting - an organization that, characteristically, conflates anti-Semitism and dislike of Israeli policies, and routinely criticizes media outlets for failing to adhere to the Israeli government narrative on settlements, the status of Jerusalem, Palestinians and other points.
You can read the full text of Zizek's response published by RT.COM here.
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