The Seinfeld episode – “The Limo” – where Jerry and George pretend to be other people to get a limousine ride from the airport, only to discover that the people these two Jewish Americans* are pretending to be are White Supremacist/Anti-semite leaders,** is airing. They discover this when the hot blonde who joined them in the limo hands George a copy of the racist speech he’s scheduled to give that night. It includes the following:
Cut back to the limo, George is reading from O'Brien's speech.
George: ...and the Jews steal our money through their Zionist-occupied government and use the black man to bring drugs into our oppressed white-minority communities. Jerry: You're not going to open with that, are you? Eva: What was that you said about the myth of the Holocaust? George: I said so many things.
I underlined “Zionist occupied government” because I was horrified to hear it, since I have previously expressed a bit of sympathy for Pat Buchanan’s calling the U.S. government “Israeli occupied territory” – playing, I always thought, on the common reference for the West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, and Golan Heights. I swear, I’ve heard of White Supremacists referring to “ZOG,” but never knew what it meant. Is Buchanan signalling support for them?!!*** *I* certainly am not!
You don’t have to be “Anti-Semitic” to question the influence any foreign government has over your own, to the detriment of your own country’s national interests and/or global peace, justice, and security. I AM a Semite: I’m part Assyrian, from way back, millennia – a cousin of God! I’ve also warned of Anti-semitism in posts. NO ideology is good: that’s the heart of Classical Conservatism. NOBODY is good or bad just because of belonging to or not belonging to any group, and I oppose all unsanctioned violence and discrimination, and most that is sanctioned also, as my readers know. Someone said, “Scratch an anti-Israeli, and find an Anti-Semite,” but “it ain’t necessarily so.” Do these guys come across as “self-hating Jews”? (More about religious-Jewish anti-Zionism, ie, not anti-Semitism.) I don’t think they’re just being Jewish dhimmis, nor am I being whatever an equivalent U.S. Christian term would be. I’m just an old ’60s-’70s progressive egalitarian, after all. And note that dhimma’s (sorry, I don’t know the actual plural form) sound in some ways similar to the “treaties” the U.S. government signed with Native nations… and I’m also Native American!
(*–This is almost two years before George converted to the Latvian Orthodox Christian faith community.)
(**–Why are they Irish, though?!! “O’Brien” and “Murphy”??)
(***–Like the elderly Jewish voter in West Palm Beach, Florida, after the 2000 Presidential election with the misleading/confusing “butterfly ballot”: “I think I just voted for Hitler!”)