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I write about bad ideas in politics. Focus on conspiracism. #Antisemitism is a conspiracy theory. Bylines @theatlantic, @thedailybeast, @jdforward, @tabletmag
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Sep 19, 2022 17 tweets 7 min read
Since you'll come away from @EllenBarryNYT's piece with the sense that Linda Sarsour was simply undone by bigoted Russian Twitter sock puppets, I'd like to remind you of the good-faith criticism of her involvement with Women's March. (THREAD)… I wrote a piece for The Atlantic about Sarsour and Women's March that I think is more representative of the predominant critique in 2018 than the bleating of Russian randos on Twitter.…
Jun 5, 2022 8 tweets 6 min read
In a time of increasing violent racism, which years of FBI data show Jews suffer the most per capita, a Boston “collective” publishes a map of “super-oppressors”—e.g. Combined Jewish Philanthropies—whose tentacles grasp a web that exploits & murders people of color worldwide. Drawing a nefarious network where a wide range of Jewish orgs—from @ADL to @jstreetdotorg—are creepily centered as “entities”, the Mapping Project pushes the conspiracy theory that Israel trains US police to brutalize Black people & links Jews to an array of evils, local & global
Jan 29, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
A couple of points to make about this July 2020 educational material by @ADL, which everyone is noticing now. In specifying that only whites can be racist, it’s effectively a version of “racism equals prejudice plus power”. And it effectively downgrades #Antisemitism. In fact, there are good reasons to distinguish #Antisemitism from down-punching forms of bigotry. However, our American awareness of racism centers on antiblack racism, so stipulating that #Antisemitism isn’t “racism” necessarily has the effect of downgrading it in importance.
May 27, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
'Last year... [@avitalrachel's] husband was accosted by a man "shouting obscenities, and ‘You Jews! You Jews!’”
Her son still “talks about it all the time"... he built a synagogue out of Lego blocks and added a Lego security patrol outside... He is 5...'… I appreciate @NYTimes--especially, @publicroad & @liamstack--for covering this, but I need to clarify. 50%--2 out of 4--of the attempted or successful mass murders of US Jews in the last ~2.5 years were by Blacks who believed that white "fake Jews" had stolen their birthright.
May 24, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
All Lives Matter, Jewish Edition (1) All Lives Matter, Jewish Edition (2)
May 23, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Why are progressive Democrats taking pains to denounce Islamophobia when responding to an acute crisis of anti-Semitism? Another.
Jun 16, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
In the past 24 hours, Jameela Jamil, Chelsea Handler & Jessica Chastain have shared on Instagram a video of vicious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan discussing racism.

They say: "Extraordinary." "Powerful." They have over 10M followers. @jameelajamil @chelseahandler @jes_chastain ImageImageImage It's a revolutionary time, so I'm going to throw something out there...

Maybe one reason why we shouldn't downplay or dismiss concerns about bad ideas among "marginalized" or "powerless" people is because elites might someday find them attractive or useful, and boost them.
Sep 2, 2019 6 tweets 2 min read
The evil lip-nibbling shill Rania Khalek is still at it. Here she slips and confirms that the object of the closest thing to allegiance that this nihilist is capable of—Assad’s army—purposely targets civilians. Image It should never be forgotten that the DSA’s satrap in Brooklyn, the sociopathic liar Julia Salazar, rolled hard with Rania and the Nihilist Cool Kids before refashioning herself as a herald of hipster renters in Bushwick. Image