On Self-Hating Jews, by David Harsanyi


There was once a black klansman who really wasn't a klansman. He was an undercover cop. His name was Ron Stallworth, and he wrote a memoir about his infiltration of the KKK in the 1970s. Spike Lee made a movie out of it.

There was a Jewish fellow, Daniel Burros, who became the New York head of the KKK and an officer in the American Nazi party in the mid 1960s. He wasn't an undercover cop. He really hated Jews and blacks.

When the New York Times finally caught up to him, Burros had absolutely no compunction talking about his activities or his detestation of Jews and blacks. Surely his friends would be impressed by an interview in a major American publication. He told a New York Times reporter that his ultimate goal was to purge of the Jews from America — which, he noted, would be a lot wilder and more fun in the chaotic atmosphere of the United States than it had been in Germany.
The reporter let Burros go on, but as the interview was winding down, he finally asked the Nazi about his Jewish background. Burros’s smile disappeared and anger fell over his face. He first threatened to “kill” the reporter, and then he begged the reporter not to publish the story. His life would be ruined, he explained, and all his friends would abandon him.

When a Jewish Jew-hater comes out against Israel rather than Jews and plays their "as a Jew card" in order to pretend that it's impossible for them to hate Jews, it's important to remember that hatred, especially Jew-hatred, is not based on logic. It is completely irrational. Trying to pretend that the hatred is rational is their defense, but it's our mistake if we accept it.

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