Henry Makow Ph.D. – henrymakow.com June 3, 2012
Last week, the editor of Business Digest.com, Henry Blodget stimulated discussion by asking the question, “Why do people hate Jews?”
He noticed that Goldman Sachs’ activity had created anti-Semitism; Blodget wanted to give the subject an airing.
But the largely negative reaction made Blodget amend the question to “some” people and then to “What are the sources of anti-Semitism?”
Finally he issued a retraction:
“Some people I like and respect told me they felt insulted by and uncomfortable with the post…I am very sorry to anyone I offended. I sincerely apologize.”
In an article, “Does Henry Blodget Hate Jews?” Jewish writer Foster Kamer commented:
“The only possible motivation for writing a headline like that is to attract attention, and page views, and it … will only inflame parties on all sides (be they Jews, Jew Haters, Self-Loathing Jews, and so on). You can rest assured that whatever genuine intellectual curiosity Blodget has about this issue–and compassion towards marginalized and/or persecuted peoples, …was made a moot point by that headline. And as a Jew, I can tell Blodget, this does not necessarily help our cause.”
Stereotypically, Kamer thinks this discussion is about “helping the Jewish cause.” His reply reflects the Jewish delusion that they are “marginalized and/or persecuted” rather than dominant and exclusive. He thinks any Jew who is self-critical must be “self loathing” – indicative of a closed, authoritarian society.