Click here to read David Weigel’s chilling account of the “How to Take Back America” conference in St. Louis. Although the memes and the templates are the same as they were in the old days (creeping One-Worldism, subversion of the body politic by liberal fellow travelers, an abiding sense of Christian victimhood), the enemy is no longer Jewish–that role has been taken by the conspiracists themselves. Hume’s Ghost has been writing about this phenomenon at the Daily Doubter.
If the far right believes that gun owners, unborn babies, and states rightists are today’s Jews (and Sarah Palin their Esther), then who are the evil-doers who are really Jewish by birth–Rahm Emanuel and especially his brother Ezekiel, the “death czar”; the rootless cosmopolitan moneybags George Soros; Barbra Streisand; the Arab-appeasers at J Street?…. And how do the neo-Nazis feel about everyone painting swastikas and Hitler mustaches on Barack Obama? It’s a serious question, and one that I intend to explore.