Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Protocols of Zion

Protocols of Zion is a documentary by very (US) liberal filmmaker Mark Levin. Mark Levin's specific politics are not mine, but his broadly humanist viewpoint is. While not a great film, it is both an informative and a depressing one.

9/11 has proved to be a great boost to the drear, vile forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, with claims being made that no Jews were killed in the attack on the Two Towers.

That anti-Zionism has become a staple of Western progessivism has provided ample cover for Jew-hatred to be given a new lease of life in the West, and for its virulence in the Arab and Muslim world to be overlooked or excused—since serious examination of the latter might imply that Israel has legitimate concerns and indeed, a legitimate reason to exist: the Jewish state being the only state in the world that apparently loses legitimacy the longer it exists and that increases its reputation for aggression the more it evacuates territories. The documentary has some particularly choice Jew-hatred excerpts from Arab TV and notes that Hamas's manifesto explicitly endorses the Protocols.

Watching the documentary reminded me of how much I have come to despise conspiracy theories. I have heard so many over the years, and they're all crap: conspiracy theories being much easier and cheaper to produce than actual effective conspiracies.

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