Alex Kurtagic: In a recent blog Kevin MacDonald remarked that the word “canard” appeared to be Abraham Foxman’s ADL’s favourite word. It seems, therefore, that I am not the only one who has noticed this peculiar aspect of Mr. Foxman’s vocabulary. Here are some examples:
“It was shocking to hear Marlon Brando, the acclaimed actor and champion of civil rights, invoke the anti-Semitic canard that “Hollywood is run by Jews, it is owned by Jews…” … comments raise the centuries-old canard of Jewish control and conspiracy”
“This is a new variation of the ancient blood libel. The only difference is that today we have the Internet, which enables a hateful canard to spread, not just door to door or village to village, but globally in a matter of nanoseconds.”
“These findings are especially disturbing because they show that the old, classical form of anti-Semitism, which we had hoped was long gone in Europe, continues to be resilient. It is alarming in this post-Holocaust, post-September 11, world to find that one in five believe the age-old canards about Jews.”
“While there have always beenthe likes of the Pat Buchanans, the Joseph Sobrans, and anti-Semites, what is disturbing today is that those extremists are being joined by a voices in the antiwar movement and the media, on the left and the right, who are promoting a canard that America’s going to war has little to do with disarming Saddam, but everything to do with Jews, the “Jewish lobby” and the hawkish Jewish members of the Bush Administration who, according to this chorus, will favor any war that benefits Israel and the Jews.”
“A Holocaust museum is torched by an arsonist. Jewish institutions are daubed with swastikas. A religious leader’s anti-Semitic tirade is resoundingly received. An elected official says Jews can stop the war in Iraq. A mainstream columnist feeds into the canard of Jewish control. A poet laureate blames Jews for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks … The classic canards of ‘Jews control,’ ‘Jews are responsible’ and ‘Jews are not loyal’ continue to be peddled in America.”
“I say all of this because in a moment of financial crisis such as we are living through today, the old canard rises like a Phoenix.”
“As you know, the thieving Jew is an age-old anti-Semitic canard that still, unfortunately, has great currency today.”
“Under Chavez’s regime, anti-Semitism is used as a political tool. Some government officials in Venezuela frequently resort to implicit and explicit anti-Semitic displays, including rehashing the ancient canard about Jewish control, vilifying Jews and Israel as agents of imperialism, and adopting anti-Semitic stereotypes about Jewish financial influence.”
“It is outrageous that the Jewish community’s effort to engage in dialogue with church officials is being portrayed by some groups as a ‘Jewish pressure’ campaign. The canardof Jewish pressure and control has played a role throughout history in fomenting anti-Semitism and hate against Jews.”
“This is true in Germany, where 55% agree with the age-old canard that Jews are more loyal to Israel than their own country and 32% believe Jews have too much power in business.”
“In a world where anti-Semitism is on the rise and the classical canard that ‘the Jews killed Jesus’ is being promulgated, Mr. Gibson has unfortunately become a contributor.”
And, finally, although not necessarily authored by Mr. Foxman himself, the article about Prof. Kevin MacDonald, like many other press releases and articles in the ADL website, uses it too:
“Instead, MacDonald relies on the old anti-Semitic canard that one group, ‘the Jews,’ is responsible for all perceived deficiencies in American culture, and cannot be trusted to work for the common welfare of a democratic society.”
It occurs to me that we too could use this word, with exactly same frequency, to highlight the innumerable anti-White canards invented, circulated, and perpetuated by the enemies of the White race. We could speak, for example, of the “malicious canard of White evil”, the “tiresome canard of White racism in modern society”, the “odious canard of ‘only Whites can be racist’”, the “canard of opposing multiculturalism being Nazi”, the “insulting canard of discussing race differences in IQ leading, always and inevitably, straight to compulsory castrations and death camps”, and so on.
In fact, I think the word should be used over and over again, hammered in without mercy, until the enemy (and by enemy I do not necessarily mean only Mr. Foxman or his ADL, but anyone who makes anti-White statements, irrespective of race, age, creed, gender, disability, or sexual orientation) – until the enemy, I say, turns blue in the face.
Using the enemy’s own tactics is not always advisable, and certainly not something I would recommend in all cases, as I think we should play by our own rules, use our own tactics, and rely on our own concepts and dychotomies, and not be shaped by those of our opponents. But I do think it is both gratifying and profitable on occasion to throw our opponents’ malice back on their faces with calculated irony, to short-circuit their propaganda machine through trivializing parody.
Remember: there is nothing the enemy fears more than our laughter. And certainly, laughter is a highly effective and efficient weapon, which instantly generates openness and goodwill by making one seem popular and easygoing, and which instantly neutralizes an opponent, no matter how intelligent and well informed, by making him seem like a tedious windbag. So let us use the old guerrilla tactic of stealing the enemy’s weapon and using it against him; let us start shooting down those pesky Europhobic canards, wherever they appear.