May 13, 2008 | 4:43 pm
Posted by Brad A. Greenberg
Most of the e-mail I have received about my profile of Kevin MacDonald, the Cal State Long Beach professor whose books on Jews have been compared to ‘Mein Kampf,” has been tame and complimentary, most of all from MacDonald, who wrote me Thursday night:
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised. I was really worried about a hatchet job and this definitely was not that. There were a few things that I would rephrase or provide a somewhat different context, but I suppose that’s what all interviewees say.
His chief adversary, Jeff Blutinger, told me the response has been “overwhelmingly positive.”
Thanks for making his gobbledy gook intelligible through your use of clear language.
But Anti-Zionist Wayne, similar to this “analysis” by John de Nugent, shared a different perspective in an e-mail I just received. He begins by thanking me for notifying him about MacDonald, whose books he now intends to buy. Wayne then lambastes me for my alleged desire to curb freedom of speech (nowhere in the article did I suggest this) and informs me that “this IS
. . . IT’S
FACIST ISRAEL (a nation OF Jews, BY Jews, FOR Jews) !”
He concludes with this thoughtful observation:
The truth is that the
Jews (i.e, Zionists) fear is
the anti-semitic terrorism from non-Jews, but the assimilation (“self-destruction”) of the Diaspora Jews into “other” (impure) multi-ethnic cultures, LIKE IN MELTING POT AMERICA!!!!
The Aryan Neo-Nazis fear and hate MELTING POT America!
The WASPs (David Dukes) fear and hate MELTING POT America!
The Louis Farahkan Blacks fear and hate MELTING POT America!
The Zionist Jews fear and hate MELTING POT America!
I believe that
ethnic groups are possessed with
factions that want to preserve their
clan! If we must
the evils and horrors of bigotry and racism, then we have to learn the attributes (psychological markers) of these bigoted factions, no matter what ethnic group they belong to!!
Louis Farrakhan can
use the horrors of the history of
as an excuse, or justification, for
Black bigotry! Neither can Zionist Jews be permitted to use the
as an excuse or justification for tolerating Zionist (Israeli) bigotry!!
I suspect that that’s the message Professor Kevin MacDonald wants to teach his students!
But I’m quite sure that he’ll learn that you
criticize the Jewish Community, by
its flaws, without facing professional assassination by Zionist bigots . . .umm, like you Mr Greenberg!!!
Coincidentally, this rant was sent to email@example.com, the account I use for this blog, on which it is very apparent that I’m a practicing Christian who believes in Zionism, though not without criticism, and has a Jewish last name.
An old colleague of mine had a hilarious template letter for replying to such e-mails. It began “Dear Sir and/or Madam,” thanked the author for “using fairly grammatically correct language and removing most of the typos” and offered to do better in the future “so you’ll be able to spend your days contributing productively to society, rather than devoting time and effort to reminding me of what a miserable excuse for a person I am.” Other parts of the letter, which was never sent out but was always good for a laugh, are not repeatable here.
But back to Wayne’s e-mail: Notice the difference his insights into my flaws and those shared with me after I wrote an article about Islamopobia for the LA Daily News last year. (Hint: that guy told me I was a sucker for Islamofascists and said, “While you’re waiting in line with your prayer rug on the way to the ovens, I’ll continue to shine a light on the hate speech that Imams are spewing in Mosque’s.”)
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