False Accusations Of Anti-Semitism Exploit A Healthy Impulse To Advance A Profoundly Sick One

Caitlin Johnstone criticizes how supporters of Israel use false accusations of anti-Semitism to smear critics of Israeli policy, exploiting their fear of being seen as racially insensitive. She argues this misdirects focus from the Israeli government’s racial injustices and oppression of Palestinians. Critics of the government are portrayed as anti-Semitic while actual anti-Semites are ignored or even allied with, for political convenience.

By Caitlin Johnstone

The most despicable thing about the way Israel supporters smear Israel’s critics as anti-semites is that they are exploiting a very healthy impulse to advance a profoundly sick impulse. They knowingly exploit the fact that the further to the left someone is on the the political spectrum the more likely they are to (A) support Palestinian rights and (B) be very receptive to any suggestion that they might be acting in a racially insensitive way.

My followers who are on the right side of the political spectrum always have melodramatic conniptions whenever I say this, but there is a lot of value in learning about the role racial inequality plays in the injustices of our society and getting real with ourselves about where our own racial circumstances fit in with those unjust power dynamics. It’s a very healthy impulse to look within yourself and figure out if there’s anything in you as an individual that feeds into the racial injustices of our society, whether you‘re aware of it at first or not. This is especially true of white people, since racial injustices tend to benefit us in this society.

The further someone is toward the left end of the spectrum, the more likely they are to respond to an accusation of racism by stopping in their tracks and inquiring deeply into whether the accusation might have some truth to it. If the accusation is that you harbor the same kind of racism that gave rise to the Holocaust — one of the worst mass atrocities in all of human history — then you are all the more likely to stop and take the accusation seriously.

This is a healthy impulse. If everyone took seriously their responsibility to expunge everything in them that feeds into the injustices of our world, we would have peace and harmony on earth very quickly. But this impulse gets exploited in the most odiously cynical way imaginable to defend the interests of a murderous and tyrannical government whose very existence is premised on racism, apartheid, ethnic cleansing and abuse.

Have you ever noticed that it’s never the actual anti-semites who get attacked as anti-semites? Nowadays it’s very seldom the assholes saying Jews rule the world and are the source of society’s ills who are inundated with such accusations; supporters of Israel tend to more or less leave them alone. The ones who get slandered as anti-semites are people like Jeremy Corbyn — leftists who’ve dedicated their entire lives to anti-racism, whose only actual offense is believing that Palestinians are human beings and should be treated as such.

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In fact actual anti-semites are some of Israel’s strongest allies. The lion’s share of forceful support for Israel in the United States comes not from Jews but from Christian Zionists who support Israel because they believe it will bring Jesus back so he can damn all non-Christians to eternal hellfire. Televangelist John Hagee, who believes Hitler was sent by God to help create Israel, had a prominent speaking spot at Tuesday’s “March for Israel” in Washington DC.

While people who hate Jews so much they want them to writhe in eternal hellfire are warmly embraced as allies of convenience by Israel and its supporters, healthy leftists who oppose racism in all its forms are attacked by Israel apologists as Nazis and Jew-haters. This is because their actions are not designed to protect Jews or reduce anti-semitism — their actions are to facilitate the strategic objectives of the Israeli government and its allies.

Really what’s happening in Gaza right now isn’t about Jews or Judaism at all; it’s about using violent force to take land and resources away from an indigenous population, as history has seen happen time and time again in situations that had nothing to do with Jews. It’s a profoundly unhealthy impulse that’s been causing immense human suffering for centuries, and people who’ve noticed the same patterns in Israel that they’ve seen in all the other settler-colonial projects over the last 500 years are being shouted down and bullied into staying silent using some of the most unethical manipulations ever devised.

The good news is that it doesn’t seem to be working as much anymore. People are gradually becoming aware that accusations of anti-semitism are used by Israel apologists to stagnate and stifle support for Palestinian rights, and are beginning to take those accusations a lot less seriously. There’s only so many times you can watch dishonest smear campaigns against good-faith leftists before you start to figure out that you’re being manipulated.

As with most problems, the solution to this one is to expand consciousness. The more people become aware of the way accusations of anti-semitism are cynically used to shut down pro-Palestine sentiments around the world, the less power those methods will have. That doesn’t mean we stop treating real anti-semitism like a real problem or that we become less sensitive to racial injustice; it simply means we see what’s being done in this specific instance and start calling it what it is.

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13 responses to “False Accusations Of Anti-Semitism Exploit A Healthy Impulse To Advance A Profoundly Sick One”

  1. Woopy Avatar

    For sure when the white supremist Jews commit murder, torture, land stealing then accused of it, the accuser is accused as being “anti-Semitic. Often the white Jews also use their tired and worn out “we are victims ” mantra along with the cry of anti-Semitism against anyone who dare speak the truth. The white supremists Jews have a world wide network of people called “hasbara”, some paid and some volunteer estimated to be about 50,000 workers who read articles and listen to anything said about Jews or Israel. The information is filtered and often censored or countered whether correct or not. The white supremists Jews are battling for world supremacy. After all they are God’s chosen.

    1. Prometheus Avatar

      Stop banging your cracKKKed drum….its white supremacist Puritan Protestantism that created British Israelism back in the 16th century in the first Elizabethan age.
      Jews opposed Herzl’s brainwave from the start (except for an opportunist minority) until European imperia£i$m built Adolf’s war machine to render Europe judenrein and crack open Russia, an aim since before the 1850s Crimean campaign when £ord Palmerston had his cartographers draw up the maps for their carvery, just as they carved Africa in 1884 at Berlin.

      1. Prometheus Avatar

        …and after Hitler’s demented predations the surviving refugees were denied entry by the WASP imperial powers and funnelled into Palestine for indoctrination in displaced vendetta ideology, not against European white KKKristianity, but their fellow Semitic Arabs.
        Divide et impera…it goes, like all roads, back to Rome.

      2. Woopy Avatar

        Prometheus you seem to believe that what you say is the gospel and that’s ok. Everybody needs something to believe in, so keep on trucking. Maybe instead of Prometheus handle you should use “gospel”.😉

        1. Prometheus Avatar

          I’ll stick to the name I’m using for the moment.
          I don’t do certainty, believing scepticism to be the scientific approach.
          I do however read history, and being of Irish birth we have a considerable history analysing empire, up close and under ye o£de Union JacKKKboot.
          Also, having had our native Gaelic language banned some of us take an interest in the misuse of the imposed English replacement, not least by the Anglo-Saxon neighbours.
          Read Swift’s Modest Proposal when you have ten minutes. Its easily found. You could follow it with Ambrose Bierce if it whets your appetite.
          I believe in optimising the precision of language to the best of my abilities, and trying to caution those less wary. Simple as that.

      3. Chinowski Avatar

        Jugendfrei gemacht wurde Europa durch die Westalliierten, die die nach Palästina schFften und zuließen ,das den Palästinensern ihr Land geraubt wurde.

  2. Jack Lomax Avatar
    Jack Lomax

    Jews have been persecuted from at least shortly after the Romans tortured the Jew Jesus to death. Strangely the poor people of Europe seemed to blame the Jews for his cruel death and somehow overlooked the fact that their hero (later promoted to a god) was himself a Jew. But after the Jews began to resist and formed the Zionist Jewish cult of the late 19th Century that was a different and more savage story. If folks could take a lesson from the early 20th century when the savage cult of National Socialism (later called Nazism by those afflicted by it) was formed in Germany . But of course many if not most Germans feared and loathed this national cult but almost all remained silent out of fear. Now is not the time to remain silent on the evils of the Jewish formed cult Zionism. Just as the Germans from which the evil cult of Nazism were a nice group of Europeans and very cultured the same could be said of the majority of Jews . Like the Germans of that time the majority of Jews have little or no say in the actions of the Zionists. A sizable group of Jews do however speak out against the actions of the evil cult of Zionism. And we should all, Jew and Gentile, support them.

    1. Gray M. STANTON Avatar


      1. Unfortunately you too have fallen for the trap believing Jesus Christ was a Jew – well Jesus was NOT a Jew; never was. Thus your above comment illustrates ignorance. However there is still hope for you Sir, as you clearly may well not know nor understand. Although, after reading my comment and said link below (point #2) ; this will help guide you on the right path (i.e., credible, and actual irrefutable truth).

      2. https://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/jesus-was-not-a-jew/

      3. Please remember I post said comment on here, that Jesus WAS from the Tribe of Judah. He was a JUDAHITE. That’s the whole point of the above article link in point #2. Many ignorant, and willfully blind Christians will conveniently and purposefully miss that part to falsely accuse me – something Jews (i.e. Ashkenazim-Khazar-Zionists) love to do.

      4. I also post on my own podcast that Jesus was not a Jew and that today’s Jews are NOT Judahites. Therefore JUDAHITES – not JEWS – killed Jesus.

      5. Conclusion: Today’s Jews did not kill Jesus – Judahite Hebrews did.

      I hope this helps clear up your understanding on said subject matter that the vast majority of human beings in general don’t know; nor seem to care about than to preach obvious and willingly ignorant rants.

      Blessings friend,

      Gray M. STANTON
      Q.E.D. Podcast Host

  3. Gene Avatar

    Jews cannot acknowledge that the vast majority of the world disagrees with them for particularly good reasons, not because of “antisemitism”, but because of the violence they are subjugated the Palestinians to. Arabs are the real Semitic people and Jews are the truly the anti-Semite Zionists.
    Here in Australia, the country with the most Nazis-like draconian anti-Muslims laws, the regime and the media (without exception) are fully behind the Israeli Nazis and make it noticeably clear that they are proud of being complicit in the ongoing Israeli Genocide in Gaza. The Australian ABC, the regime propaganda mouthpiece is now part of Israe’s terror against the Palestinians. The ABC managing director, David Johnson is refusing to use the words “Genocide” and “Apartheid” to describe Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians because, “The IDF [Israeli armed terrorists] and the Israeli regime reject that.”

    1. Prometheus Avatar

      Stop your scattergun Jew blaming, Gene.
      Zionism has obviously a Jewish element, but it is ultimately a white supremacist Puritanical Protestant 16th century concoction when ye o£de Brits decided they were such a master race they must be a lost tribe of the ‘chosen people’, a kind of feudal Reformation throwback to the brutal papal Crusades to pi££age west Asia. The English French and Russians all had messianic delusions derived from Judaism and literalist reading of esoteric biblical texts.
      Its imperial origins can be traced to the Roman pre-Christian occupation of Palestine.
      It is no coincidence that AmeriKKKa is ruled from Capital Hill.

      1. Gene Avatar

        Prometheus, Zionism and Judaism are two faces of the same coin. It is far worse and more barbaric than the exaggerated violence of Fascism.

  4. doug Avatar

    Opposing Zionism, especially in its present murderous form, is not anti-Semitic. It is the only moral option available for all peoples including Hebrews.

  5. Gray M. STANTON Avatar

    ATTENTION: Ladies & Gentlemen,

    SUBJECT: ‘Anti-Semitism’ Is A Psy-Op (FACT!).

    1. Please understand that converted Jews of today are NOT Semites.

    “…it is impossible to change the genetic make-up from Caucasian to Semitic; which automatically nullifies their claim to be returning to Israel, the land of their forebears, because their forebears were never in Biblical Israel,” explained Benjamin Disraeli, a former Jew who converted to Christianity and a Victorian Prime Minister of Great Britain, referring to the Ashkenazi Jews who were migrating from Russia and Eastern Europe to Palestine, with a view to turning the Arab country into Israel.

    2. So WHY then do they call themselves so?

    3. The real SEMITES have now been conclusively proven in genealogical studies performed by US / Israeli Geneticist Dr. Eran ELHAIK (Sheffield University, UK) et al, to be the following people / groups:

    Arabs, including cultural Arabs such as Chaldeans, Akkadians, Assyrians, Aramaics, Phoenicians, and Syriacs, are the only living bloodline descendants of Abraham and the only true Semites, not converted Ashkenazic, Sephardic, Samaritan, African, European, and Indian Jews.

    4. Which brings up another relevant question regarding WHY non-Semitic Zionist Jews would use the term Semite to describe themselves is intriguing, to say the least. However, upon close scrutiny the truth reveals itself.

    ANSWER: They must pretend to be the Chosen Semitic Hebrews of the bible – the real Hebrews are all dead – in order to steal the land of Palestine and treat the Palestinians as ‘Untermenschen’ (i.e., non-Aryan people).

    5. When facing criticism and condemnation for their barbaric policies towards their Palestinian victims, their tactic is to hurl the cry-wolf accusation of antisemitism in order to cower their opposition into submission.

    6. It doesn’t hurt that said accusation also camouflages their non-Hebraic, non-Semitic ancestry by making them appear to be Semites when they’re actually not.

    “It’s a trick, we always use it,” as admitted by former Israeli Minister Shulamit OLANI.


    The antisemitism trick is strengthened by the spurious “Holocaust” which converts it into a carte blanche for Jews to do whatever they want, while they effectively utilize it to scare away those who dare point out the following facts:

    • Jews have no divine right to Palestine because they’re not Hebrews;
    • Israel is an apartheid state;
    • Jews privately control the unconstitutional Federal Reserve;
    • Jews have committed more atrocities than any other group;
    • the “Holocaust” is a dubious historical event full of holes.
    • Jews also use the antisemitism trick to remove the Jesus-killer stigma. They bribe compromised preachers, such as John Hagee, and compromised publishers, such as Thomas Nelson, Inc., to brainwash the Christian flock into believing that to say Jews killed Jesus is an antisemitic act, and that only humanity’s sins did Jesus in – when the bible is quite clear on who actually killed the Messiah.

    “…the Judahites, who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets.” 1 Thessalonians 2:14.

    8. Consequently, these impostors, who are pretending to be Judahite Hebrews, get to keep their “chosen people” status, while avoiding culpability in the killing of our Lord. In other words, they enjoy the benefit of being something they’re not without taking on the guilt (i.e., they have their cake and eat it too).


    If one truly believes the Jewish-dominated media, their fake news, and their constant barrage of “Holocaust” movies, one genuinely thinks that there’s only one group of people that everyone on earth hates: Jews. That’s how effective the brainwashing has been.

    10. However, when one wakes up from the media’s induced stupor, one realizes that Jews are themselves the victimizers of the world (see addendum below) who camouflage themselves as victims.

    11. That’s how they a) keep control of the Federal Reserve, and b) preserve the satanic state of Israel – the twin linchpins by which they subdue America, the world’s greatest superpower: they wag all US financial institutions using the Fed’s domination of the US money supply; while Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad, spies on American politicians, blackmailing them with their dirty laundry at the same time that AIPAC continuously bribes them, thereby securing Jewish dominion over the US Dollar, the world’s current reserve currency.

    But are there those who hate Jews?

    Of course.

    Just like there are those who hate Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, etc. There will always be bigots as long as there are humans on this planet.

    12. The Jewish Marxist Bolsheviks, who took over the Russian government in the 1910s, killed 66 million Christians, including 200,000 members of the Christian clergy, and destroyed 40,000 churches, according to famed Christian Russian writer Alexandr Solzhenitsyn.

    Now that’s hate! And a real Holocaust!

    13. Yet, compared with the spurious Jewish “Holocaust,” we don’t get brainwashed with it day in and day out. There’s no school curriculum about it, and there are no laws against those who deny its accuracy like there are in Europe. No Christian Holocaust Memorial has been built in Washington DC for these victims, and Jews are not labeled Christian Haters.

    14. So why don’t we Christians do like the Jews? Implement a similar Holocaust propaganda campaign and cry wolf every time we get a chance?

    There are two reasons why we won’t do so.

    1) The only death worth commemorating is the death of our Savior Jesus Christ who defeated death by rising from the dead. Actually by memorializing His death we are really celebrating His resurrection. Therefore, there’s no point in solemnizing or even worshiping death since it’s already vanquished.

    “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” 1 Corinthians 15:55

    2) The only way to eradicate bigotry is with love.

    “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21

    “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22: 37-40

    “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” Matthew 5:44

    “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.” Luke 6:32


    Zionist Jews of all stripes – secular, religious, political – have no concept of God’s commandment to love thy neighbor. Instead, the anti-Christ spirit of hate thy neighbor permeates their souls with a sulfuric stench.

    Unfortunately, many in the West – especially brainwashed Christians, poisoned by compromised preachers and their false teachings in reference to converted Jews being “God’s chosen people” – became infected with said diseased spirit as well. Their unabashed hatred of Arabs and Muslims to please the Jews is shamefully evident to all.

    “The companion of fools will suffer harm.” Proverbs 13:20

    Still, these infected Christians don’t even blush when they disgracefully call Jesus their Lord. To them we say, “Don’t be surprised on that Judgment Day!”

    “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, yeh that work iniquity.” Matthew 7: 15, 22-23

    Anyone that gets this far and has read ALL I have posted, please listen to my podcast to truly understand the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, HOW, and WHY we are in the current mess worldwide.


    Gray M. STANTON
    Q.E.D. Podcast Host