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Antisemitism is a twisted worldview. To understand it, see it through that prism. It doesn't operate like most bigotries. The unique nature of its righteousness, the belief it 'punches up' makes its perpetrators 'goodness' an inversion of reality. /1
Antisemitism as an all-encompassing frame means that any action can be twisted to fit. Jewish ppl and their allies find themselves defined by its contortion. Damned as 'shadowy' when quiet and 'aggressive' when vocal. /2
The 'goodness' delusion can be seen in every source of AS. On the left, a trope has emerged that smears activists as 'far right'. It's done to undermine and isolate. Once fighters of AS are placed outside morality, any abuse is justified. A self fulfilling prophecy of hate. /3
Antisemitism adapts to modern realities. Christianity begets 'Christ-killer', Nazi's racialism, Soviet and the modern political left's 'anti-Zionism'. There is a lineage and cross-contamination, yet also unique elements to each source. /4
Fundamental to antisemitism is conspiracism. The whirlpool of conspiratorial thought means that reasoning, evidence, reality even, can be rejected. The internal loop means antisemitism itself can be denied. /5
As 'collective Jew' Israel is delegitimized to exclude it from the global community. Its very existence questioned rather than a specific action or policy. The attempt to make Israel a 'pariah State' is the macro version of the 'punching up' fallacy. /6
To fight antisemitism we must have a wider understanding of it as a warped worldview. Or we will fail as each action is subsumed or distorted. We need to *see* the frame to step outside it.

To peel the hate away we must find its edges. /7
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