Jewish date: 5 Tishri 5770.
Today’s holidays: Ten Days of Repentance (Judaism), Conception of the Forerunner (Greek Orthodox Christianity), Feast Day of Paracelsus (Thelema).
Worthy cause of the day: THAT Big Book Sale 2009 (a book sale of the Charleston County Public Library System; the need volunteers), “American Jaguars Need Your Help to Survive”, and “Health Care for America NOW!”
Today’s topic: “Demonization From Down Under” and “Respectable Anti Semites”: Anti-Semitism, like paranoia in general, involves sloppy thinking. These articles document uncritical acceptance of common false assumptions, omitting context, loaded language, weasel words, double-standards, hatred of one’s own people, one-sidedness, and the madness of expecting something to work which has repeatedly failed to work. And the cartoon cited in the second article does a good job of demonstrating some of this.