Anti-Semitic & Islamophobic


The Left is both anti-Semitic and Islamophobic.

The first tag is not up for debate.

From Marx to Keynes and from Corbyn to the current Labour Party, the antipathy towards Jews is well established.

In his little-known pamphlet “On the Jewish Question” written in 1843, Marx, the holy messenger of the Left, tells his followers that the Jew is an egotistical, Mammon worshiping huckster.

“Money is the jealous god of Israel, in the face of which no other god may exist”, which is why, he recognises in Judaism the “general anti-social element of our time.”

He adds that “Christianity sprang from Judaism. It has merged again with Judaism”.

In other words, Jews and Christians are one.

By calling for the emancipation of “mankind from Judaism”, he is in fact preaching the slaying of the two birds of Judaism and Christianity with the nihilistic stone of perpetual class war.

Marx was a bourgeois Jew from a predominantly Catholic city within a country whose official religion was evangelical Protestantism. He died an atheist and a stateless person, having devoted his adult life to predicting the overthrow of the bourgeoisie and the withering away of the nation-state. In his estrangement from religion, class and citizenship, he personified the alienation which he identified as the curse inflicted by capitalism upon humanity

A few decades later, Keynes, the darling of that sect called “Economists” (still taken seriously by some), writes in his Visit to Berlin in June 1926 when describing his encounter with that “naughty Jew” Albert Einstein, the physicist, that “it is not agreeable to see a civilisation so under the ugly thumbs of its impure Jews, who have all the money and the power and the brains.”

As he says, he would rather not be “mixed up” with “the German political Jews.”

More recently, a little before the recent kerfuffle over Gaza revealed what was only hiding behind a very modest fig leaf, the Equality and Human Rights Commission reported in October 2020 that there were “serious failings in the Labour party leadership in addressing antisemitism”.

At the time of the report, we note that the leadership of the Labour Party was Jeremy Corbyn and Sir Keir Starmer.

No surprises there.

Labour MPs, councillors, members and hangers on, chant “from the River to the Sea” calling in effect for the extermination of Israel in exalted anger but, in their deep hypocrisy, never found the energy to stir themselves for the hundreds of thousands  of dead Yemenis or Syrians killed by Middle Eastern powers over the last few years.

Still less did they find it within themselves to mourn Christians. The 2019 Foreign Office Report on the topic reminds us that “245 million Christians” suffer levels of persecution that are “close to meeting the international definition of genocide”.  

The eradication of Christians is common practice from Nigeria to parts of the Philippines. It adds “Christianity is … the most persecuted religion of modern times” – but not deserving of one poxy parade apparently.

The hatred of Jews explains the very different reactions.

This antisemitism, which considers both Judaism and Christianity to be one in the words of Marx, is the point of agreement with Islam, also seeped in animus towards the world’s two monotheistic faiths.

They stand against the Ten Commandments, which Marx calls “the groundless law of the Jews”.

Behind the Left’s antisemitism, we find Islamophobia.

To Progressives, Man, like software or machines, can be improved.

The implication is that in the past men were bad but through a process of re-education, they will become better.

In this view, religion is only a relic of a dark past which needs to be extracted from our polity like a rotten tooth.

With every step we take forward, Faith disappears gradually from view.

Ironically though, the Left does have a Religion: political power.

From that perspective, Power is the element that defines human relationships.

In contrast, bonds of family, friendships and kinship, are antediluvian flotsams on the Progressive Seas of constant change.

With Power being so crucial, the workingman’s allegiance cannot be counted on. Indeed, he voted for the Conservatives too often; Churchill in 1951; Thatcher in 1979; Boris in 2019.

He is not reliable.

As the Socialists wrote in Fabianism and the Empire in 1902 of the working classes, “their masters are spending money; and they are touching their hats.”

The working man is despicable because he can be bought. He and his kind have and will never be forgiven.

As a result, the Left decided to import votes. These, they thought, would be more dependable.

They would distribute goodies in return for electoral support.

As religion, to their minds, was and is an irrelevance, the cultural inheritance of the imported voter did not feature.

Besides, even if religion mattered in the 1960s, it would, theoretically, become increasingly less relevant as time went on. The opposite happened.

Islam soon became embedded in parts of the country.

Having sown the wind, the Left reaped the whirlwind.

Indeed, when it came to our daughters , Jack Straw, former Justice Secretary, said on BBC Newsnight in January 2011 , that Pakistani men saw them as “easy meat” after Tim Norfolk’s “Conspiracy of Silence on UK Sex Gangs” article shook the nation to her core.

The Rotherham Chief of Police admitted that his force ignored the sexual abuse of girls by Pakistani grooming gangs for decades because it was afraid of increasing “racial tensions”.

At least 1400 girls had been raped between 1997 and 2011 in Rotherham. The inquiry team found examples of “children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally violent rapes and threatened they would be next if they told anyone”.

Not just Rotherham. But Telford, Oxford, Wakefield, Newcastle – these abuses still go on today.

But rather than admit failure and demand forgiveness, the Left doubled down and attacked the victims, promoting multi-culturalism as a cynical deflection exercise.

The ideology became the carpet under which Disgrace was brushed.

In so doing, the Left accepted a Balkanised and partial justice system in which laws are applied according to background, creed and cultural heritage.

For Permanent Political Power, the establishment betrayed our history and Faith.

It replaced the latter with a doctrine with which it is petrified.

In this sense, the Left is truly Islamophobic – it is scared witless.

Having gambled all on its empty theory of Progress, the established Left finds it has no power to control the Mohammedan creed.

In the short term, both political philosophies are united together in their profound and historical antisemitism.

The moment the motive is removed though, all bets are off.

Alex Story is Head of Business Development at a City broker working with Hedge Funds and other financial institutions. He stood for parliament in 2005, 2010 and 2015. In 2016, he won the right to represent Yorkshire & the Humber in the European Parliament. He didn’t take the seat.