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World Anti-Semitism in Disarray as Gaza Truce Stands
"We finally had them," says one disappointed protestor
January 18, 2009
NEW YORK, US (NNN) -- Anti-Semites worldwide retreated in disarray today after Israel's Gaza incursion ended in a mutual ceasefire. "We finally had them," said Mark Dowd, an insurance claims processor by day and internet activist for revenge against the Zionist pestilence at night. "They were there, attacking these innocent obviously third-world people," he said. "And now it's over."
Others expressed their disappointment as well. "Where do we go from here? I'm a lifelong liberal and civil rights activist. I don't care about blood libels and I oppose world finance for other reasons. What am I gonna do, claim they funded the slave trade or clubbed seals?" said Marcy Rutherford, a college student who has moonlighted as a "Peace for Gaza March" activist.
Many are recent converts to anti-Semitism. Deidre Moyan, a Food not Bombs organizer for Palo Alto, said, "I've defended the Jews against skinheads and Holocaust-enabling corporations for years. But now when I see this wealthy Jew nation blasting Palestinians with smart bombs, I think the impoverished Palestinians are entitled to some revenge. Dare I say it -- I hope they gas them."
At the White House gates, one protestor let his PROGRESSIVES FOR POGROMS sign fall limp. "What a bummer," he said to the guy next to him. "Now it's back to trying to get people interested in that Greek anarchist kid who took a cop bullet. Good luck with that after the Christmas season."
Media experts were at a loss to explain the recent surge in popular anti-Semitism. Professor Alro Duckworth of Stanford advanced an hypothesis: "Brain scans show that people will adopt a majority opinion even if it is factually incorrect. They ally with the weakest party to show they're willing to stand up against the crowd for what's right. That weakest party used to be the victims of the Holocaust, but now it's the donkey-cart Palestinians opposing industrialized Israel."
The American Nihilist Underground Society advocates nihilism, or a removal of interpretive layers from our perception of physical reality, as a means of transcending illusion. Nihilism denies value and purpose, which are byproducts of the human desire to judge reality and make a consensual "social reality" that by seizing on a single material factor misses the intelligible, or design-based, knowledge we need to adapt to reality. ANUS has been promoting nihilism since 1987.
Nihilism is the belief that nothing we perceive has Absolute value; reality exists, but beyond its inherent meaning to us as the physical container of our existence, it has no significance outside of what we perceive. "The world is my representation," indeed. When we strip away all of the values projected onto physical reality and its outcomes, we are left only with personal ideal and natural ideal, and bringing the former into adaptation with the latter is the lifetime task to which nihilism is a gateway.