Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Who Is Anti-Semitic?

It's an easy question to answer, but first you need to figure out who is "Semitic". It's likely not what you thought. Because of the Holocaust, most people think that Jews are the only Semites. They are not.

The word Semitic actually describes a bunch of different kinds of people, all based on their language. If your culture speaks a Semitic language, i.e., one that comes from something called the Proto-Semitic language, then you are a Semite. I hate to break the news to all of the dickwads on the right wing, but the speakers of those Semitic languages are: Akkadians (Assyrians and Babylonians), Ammonites, Amorites, Arameans, Chaldeans, Canaanites (including Hebrews/Israelites/Jews/Samaritans and Phoenicians/Carthaginians), Eblaites, Dilmunites, Edomites, Amalekites, Turukku, Ethiopian Semites, Hyksos, Nabateans, Maltese, Mandaeans, Mhallami, Moabites, Shebans, Meluhhans, Maganites, Ubarites, Sabians and Ugarites. And, most importantly, that list also includes ... dare I say it ... Arabs!

Which is why it is almost laughable to hear the wingnuttery describe Arabs who hate Israel as Anti-Semitic. These people think the 50 senators and the president who "boycotted" Babbly Nuttinyahoo's speech are anti-Semites.

Can you imagine that, our own pro-Arab crypto-Islamist openly-secretive -- did I mention pro-Arab? -- jihadi-in-chief, Barack Hussein Obama, an anti-Semite? A contradiction in terms if I've ever seen one.


Anonymous said...

Are you serious?

Farnsworth68 said...

No. Yes. Maybe. Are YOU serious?