This is cross-posted from Modernity Blog.
There’s plenty of denial in Western societies concerning anti-Jewish racism.
When it does occur in the open, naked and is undeniable then various excuses are often forthcoming.
Lord Wallace, a Lib Dem peer, even went so far as to say that she was “…over-emotional, mistaken.”
We’ve heard it before with Oliver Stone and his cretinous remarks concerning Adolf Hitler.
Remember Madeleine Kirk?
““There is no such thing as the ‘Jewish race’. Yes, there is the Jewish religion, but not a Jewish people per se.
“The view that Jews have been persecuted all throughout history is one that has been fabricated in the last 100 or so years to justify the persecution of Palestinians. To paint the picture that all Jews have always had to flee persecution is just plainly inaccurate.”
“This badly-worded comment was something that I wrote in haste on Facebook at a very busy period. I’m sorry for any misunderstandings caused by what I wrote.”
Thus, the excuses have been over emotional, tired or too busy to think, whatever next?
More is the pity that such people can’t admit that racism affects their underlying thinking and these gaffs are just an unguarded moment when their racism slips out into the open.