A recent typical “Guardian Left” anti-American rant published on CiF by Elizabeth Wurtzel – America, land of the free to be stupid – produced this (which was a reply to another commenter who was critical of Wurtzel’s essay):
Hmmm…Israel killed President Kennedy? I gotta admit, I was caught a bit off-guard by that one. There are clearly some anti-Israel/anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that are more popular than others. I – though I pride myself on being “in the know” on which historical calamities the Jewish community is responsible for – actually had to do a few minutes of research on this one. I discovered that the “Israel/Mossad assassinated JFK” conspiracy is shared by a truly bizarre ideologically diverse array of figures – such as brutal Arab dictators (Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi) and American anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists (Jeff Rense).
Sadly, since I’m only 42 years old, and didn’t receive my official Mossad Receiver until many years after the assassination in 1963 (Note to Ben White, Ali Abunimah, Ken Livingston, George Galloway, John Pilger and others: Yes, we all really do have one!) I’ll never know for sure what my fellow Jews/Israelis did or didn’t know about JFK’s assassination.
Fortunately – especially when I’m having a bad day, and the challenges of life seem especially overwhelming – I can always count on either Guardian contributors or commenters to reassure me of my community’s nearly omnipotent power to effect world events and change the course of history.
Whether spreading the Black Plague, inventing Capitalism (and Communism!), fomenting world wars, preventing world peace, causing 9/11, controlling U.S. foreign policy, or harvesting organs, I gotta admit. We totally rock!