But first,a little history lesson from the first days of Nazi Germany:
The first wave of legislation, from 1933 to 1934, focused largely on limiting the participation of Jews in German public life. The first major law to curtail the rights of Jewish citizens was the "Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service" of April 7, 1933, according to which Jewish and "politically unreliable" civil servants and employees were to be excluded from state service
Local governments also issued regulations that affected other spheres of Jewish life: in Saxony, Jews could no longer slaughter animals according to ritual purity requirements, effectively preventing them from obeying Jewish dietary laws
"'Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose"...from Nazi Germany to Scotland, 2011. Alana Goodman in Contentions:
By banning books, the boycott movement reveals itself for what it actually is. It’s not a campaign to pressure the Israeli government economically. It’s a campaign to isolate and dehumanize the Israeli people, including its artists, writers, and intellectuals. This is aimed at ultimately creating a culture of resentment and hatred for the Jewish state, and all of its citizens.
As in Nazi Germany, the oppression of the Jews began at the local level. The Scots, late to the great global game of Jew-baiting, have entered with a gusto, bringing back the bad old days of yellow badges, boycotts, and swastikas. Well, maybe not the swastikas. Yet.
.... as the German writer Heinrich Heine presciently noted a century before the Holocaust, “where they burn books, they will ultimately burn people also.”
"Never again" can be translated in Euro-speak to, "expect to be persecuted every 50 years or so." Which has been the pattern in Europe since the Middle Ages, I suppose.
May the Scots of Dundee and West Dunbartonshire rot in hell.
Maybe it's a time for a boycott of my own. Death to the distilleries of Scotland, for me, it's about American whiskey - Bourbon:
Take that, you filthy Nazi Scots...