Open Jew-bashing is still not condoned in most of the West (whilst in the Middle East, anti-Semitic rhetoric is standard boilerplate for any politician hoping to gain even the office of local rat-catcher), so the age-old hatred must be hidden behind a facade of a greater good. For a while now, it's been anti-Zionism - "I don't hate Jews. I hate Zionists, Israel, Jews that stands up for Israel, Jews that refuse to vote Democratic ("neo-cons"), and any Jew who won't volunteer themselves, their people, and their ancestral homeland for self-immolation. But don't you dare call me anti-Semitic!"
It's starting to get a bit convoluted, but thankfully for the anti-Semitic Left there is a new loophole: anti-circumcision. It's all the rage, with numerous folks in California (where else?) fighting for ballot initiatives to end the practice entirely. It's even got it's own propaganda outlet, with anti-circumcision brown-shirt Michael Hess putting out his own comic book entitled Foreskin Man, with imagery that would maker Herr Goebbels blush:
And here come the anti-Semi -sorry, the anti-circumcisers! Starting with Hollywood's own Russell Crowe:
“Circumcision is barbaric and stupid. Who are you to correct nature? Is it real that GOD requires a donation of foreskin? Babies are perfect.” Crowe then went on to address Jews directly.
“Many Jewish friends, I love my Jewish friends, I love the apples and the honey and the funny little hats but stop cutting yr babies,” Crowe tweeted.
Don't apologize, Russell. You're just a man ahead of his time. By mid-summer this new form of anti-Semitism will be all the rage, and Barack Obama will likely be campaigning against it and perhaps pushing federal laws to make the ancient practice illegal - not that he's an anti-Semite, Lord no.
In the next act of Hollywood "bravery", we'll have leading ladies declaring they won't sleep with men who are circumcised - a nice way of saying "Juden raus!" under the cover of morality. But it does beg the question of how many of them will get their next roles...
So "let it all hang out", Russell. You've just put the full authority of your celebrity behind a blatantly anti-Semitic campaign. But don't hide from it, revel in it! Maybe you can organize a "peace flotilla", to, you know, storm some synagogues on the coast in the name of anti-Semit...oops, there I go again. In the name of anti-Zionism, or anti-circumcision-ism, or whatever fig leaf the Left uses to cover their lustful urge for the destruction of the Jewish people...
Update: Nothing disappears anymore...via Yid With Lid: