Thursday, December 07, 2006

One Study That Won't Feature On The BBC

In a survey of 5,000 Europeans in ten countries, people who believed that the Israeli soldiers “intentionally target Palestinian civilians,” and that “Palestinian suicide bombers who target Israeli civilians” are justified, also believed that “Jews don’t care what happens to anyone but their own kind,” “Jews have a lot of irritating faults,” and “Jews are more willing than others to use shady practices to get what they want.
Maybe, for the first time ever, the BBC will agree that just because some guy with a PhD claims something is true, don't necessarily make it so (although the researchers should really have confused the BBC by producing a report claiming that global warming was all a hoax started by Jews).

There's another interesting point here:
The study’s other interesting finding was that only a small fraction of Europeans believe any of these things. Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism flourish among the few, but those few are over-represented in Europe’s newspapers, its universities, and its left-wing political parties.
Well, quite. It's to be hoped that certain folks will tone down the 'Nuke Europe!' rhetoric - either that or accept Bezerkley as a valid exemplar of the US. It should also help to kill the myth of the knuckle-dragging peasants needing guidance from their enlightened betters. It turns out to be the sofisticayted ones who are rambling on about how the Jews control the weather.

Maybe there's something else here ? It's interesting that Judenhesse is one characteristic of the old Establishment that the Nu Brits has picked up whole. Then again, look how many of the top brass in our new, streamlined public services behave almost as parodies of CEO excess, what with 28K showers and the like. There's probaly some profound truth here about how the Left has effortlessly adopted the worst features of the old aristocracy, but it goes way over my head.

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