Gideon's Blog

In direct contravention of my wife's explicit instructions, herewith I inaugurate my first blog. Long may it prosper.

For some reason, I think I have something to say to you. You think you have something to say to me? Email me at: gideonsblogger -at- yahoo -dot- com

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Thursday, January 27, 2005
Meanwhile Rabbi Daniel Lapin wins the Gregg Easterbrook award.

Let's see if I can follow this. Lapin (himself Jewish, and a rabbi) criticizes Jewish entertainers for being (to use Leon Wieseltier's words, not mine or Lapin's) "objectively anti-Semitic" in depicting Jews as depraved, sexually and otherwise. This, he says, only encourages anti-Semitism by giving Jew-haters some objective facts on which to hang their hateful hats.

So critics of Rabbi Lapin attack him for being "objectively anti-Semitic" for saying (as anti-Semites do) that Jews are cultural degenerates.

Wow. Doesn't leave much room for actual discussion anymore, does it?