Jews, Right or Left, have been seared by the Holocaust. And most, if not all, believe a Holocaust could happen again — hardly an idiosyncratic belief given Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's declared aim of annihilating the Jewish state.
Where liberal and conservative Jews differ is where each group thinks the greatest danger to the Jews lies. Jews on the Left are certain that the greatest threats to Jews come from the Right. Conservative and centrist Jews believe that dangers to the Jews can come from the Left, from the Right, from Islam, from a renewal of Christian anti-Semitism, indeed from anywhere, but that at this moment, the world's Left is far more an enemy of the Jewish people than the world's, not to mention America's, Right.And that, in a nutshell, is why Offical Jews here in Canada continue to froth at the mouth over the like of Steyn and Levant. Meanwhile, and delusionally, these leftist Jews are placing all their hopes into one squishy lefty basket--mentoring Somalis; participating inTony Blair's anti-malaria initiative in aid of the UN's Millennium Project; seeking input from non-Jew Mama Mia Farrow, of all people, to help Jews come up with, yes, a Jewish response to Darfur. (The implication being that Mia-less and left to fend for ourselves we'd be lost) Are any of these well-meaning efforts doing anything to forestall the UN/IOC annihilationist agenda? Are they having any substantive impact on advancing Jewry's interests in both the bigger and smaller pictures? Optimistically: I'd have to say it's highly doubtful. Realistically: I'm sorry to say it's just plain loco.