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Friday, November 02, 2018

Narrative Smashed

If a narrative falls down in a forest and nobody is there to witness it, does it matter?

NY Times:

If anti-Semitism bypasses consideration as a serious problem in New York, it is to some extent because it refuses to conform to an easy narrative with a single ideological enemy. During the past 22 months, not one person caught or identified as the aggressor in an anti-Semitic hate crime has been associated with a far right-wing group, Mark Molinari, commanding officer of the police department’s Hate Crimes Task Force, told me.
Say what?
If anti-Semitism bypasses consideration as a serious problem in New York, it is to some extent because it refuses to conform to an easy narrative with a single ideological enemy. During the past 22 months, not one person caught or identified as the aggressor in an anti-Semitic hate crime has been associated with a far right-wing group, Mark Molinari, commanding officer of the police department’s Hate Crimes Task Force, told me.
Well, every talking head left of Fox News told me that Trump, the Alt-Right, The Proud Boys and White Nationalists, were the biggest threat to, well, everybody since Hitler trimmed his mustache. Say, Did you see this rather, important, news on the telly?

Of course, not everyone is caught. And, obviously, white supremacists are driving anti-Semitic rhetoric online. It is just that sort of hate speech that the Anti-Defamation League views as largely responsible for the near doubling in bias incidents toward Jewish children in schools across the country last year.
Wait...wait.... if white supremacists are not among the caught or at least identified, then why are they the focus of "anti-Semitic rhetoric online"? One would think that you'd want to worry about whoever else? No?

In fact, it is the varied backgrounds of people who commit hate crimes in the city that make combating and talking about anti-Semitism in New York much harder.
Because then you'd have to admit that perhaps the biggest threat to Jews in NYC are not white supremacists. Narrative Go Boom!

But did it make a sound?