It's a Friday morning, just gone 7am. I've been out and walked the dogs, fed them & am making breakfast for the family before i head off to work.
Like millions of other people I'm on the home stretch: it's finally Friday.
I have @BBCr4today on in the kitchen.
I actually heard about that last night but had managed to forget it.
And i realise that Mark Serwotka, Jeremy Corbyn and their ilk know exactly what they are doing.
We've made no secret of the hurt, the pain, the distress & anxiety we are suffering.
But the thing is - they know this.
Normal standards of decent behaviour would mean the following:
2. Group B say "that really hurt. Please don't do that"
3. Group A has no wish to cause distress to Group B so reflects and says
"we're sorry - we had no wish to hurt you. Tell us what hurt"
5. Group A says "we get that. We won't do it again as you are not our enemy & we have no reason to want to hurt you".
6. Group B thanks Group A for their empathy & understanding.
They have been asked & implored but they not only continue, they ratchet it up.
There is of course only 1 explanation: They want to cause pain & distress. They want to produce anxiety. They want Jews to fear them.
They want me to be reminded of my crime of being - just like at least 90% of us - a Zionist Jew.
They want me to suffer.
Why else would they persist?
They want us to "think again, consider where you Zionist Jews have gone wrong & move to the right side of history" and sometimes, well you know a bit of tough love is required.
This might hurt but it's for your own benefit.
1. Over 85% of Jews believe Jeremy Corbyn to be an antisemite
2. Less than 10% of Jews would now consider voting Labour
3. 40% of UK Jews would consider leaving the country if Corbyn became PM.
Only 40%? Clearly that's not enough for them.
When 60% of Jews feel like this?
When 80% of us feel this way?
When 90% of us are having to think about the reality of leaving our home?
And would that be enough?
That must be it.
Because why else would Mark Serwotka & the others persist?
Otherwise i might believe i was a tolerably "not too bad really in the general scheme of things" kind of a person and that i and my family are safe & welcome.