Antisemitism is—yet again—on the
rise in Europe, as it is elsewhere. To help combat this scourge, Germany recently
introduced a program intended to normalize Jewishness. This endeavor has been
“Meet a Jew” sends pairs of Jewish
volunteers to speak to classrooms, sports teams, interns at the foreign
ministry, and various other groups at various venues, with the goal of increasing
acceptance of Jews in German society. Though German schools do teach
extensively about the Holocaust, many
Jews today say they still feel like second class citizens, while noting that
this kind of remembrance, focused solely on the past, does little to address
their current concerns.
Proponents of the program likely had good intentions, and it is
a nice gesture, but calling the undertaking “Meet a Jew” seems, to use a term
progressives favor, problematic.
You know there would be an outcry if, for instance, the United
States initiated a “Meet a Negro” or “Meet a Lesbian” program. “Meet a Trans,”
“Meet a LatinX,” or “Meet an Agnostic” wouldn’t likely be looked on favorably,
either. Most would consider these terms demeaning to the targeted groups.
“Meet an Unvaccinated Person?” That would be worse yet. Not
because anyone would care about the stigma directed at the as-yet un-jabbed,
but because the unvaccinated are the new Jews. In the fevered minds of
many in our Ruling Class, they deserve to be thrown into newly constructed concentration
camps or be shipped off to a distant gulag.
It is easy-- and convenient-- for those in power to identify some
other group and blame them for whatever is ailing society at the moment. And it
is absolutely necessary for those in power to do so when the problem actually lies
with…those in power.
Same as it ever was.
As always, how we the people react to tyranny is the key. The
choice is ours. We can meekly, shamefully, and robotically raise our right
hands and shout “Heil Hitler.”
Or we can proudly proclaim “Let’s Go Brandon!”