February 25, 2004
Is This Too Mean?

Adbusters (never heard of 'em before) is keeping track of which prominent 'neocons' are Jewish. Their chart ticks off fully 50%, with mysterious, perhaps sinister, differences in the shapes of the ticks applied to each name. (Why does Douglas Feith get a comma, while Robert B. Zoellick gets a square?)

David Bernstein of The Volokh Conspiracy offers a handy logo to let the people of Adbusters know he's Jewish. (The date is 2/24, 11:47:47 AM if the link doesn't work.) Since the text is in German ('Jude'), I assume it's a Nazi-era symbol.

It's not nice to tease the paranoid, but wouldn't it be fun to convince Adbusters that all neoconservatives are Jewish, along with most of the saner libertarians and paleoconservatives? Some are just more open about it than others. Government statistics say that the U.S. is only 2% Jewish, but (cue ominous theme music) that's what they want you to believe. It's actually more like 37%, and they're everywhere! Or is it we're everywhere?

Let's all put the symbol on our sites! Here's my copy:


I hope Bernstein doesn't mind me copying it. It seems more polite than hogging his bandwidth.

Sure, you might think that a Catholic school teacher like me would be sitting around with a smudge of ashes on his forehead and a crucifix on his wall, but you never know. On the internet, no one knows you're a dog, and no one knows whether I'm actually twirling my sidecurls and pondering the Talmud. Maybe I'm not a Catholic school teacher at all. As some of my readers have suspected, my real name is not Weevil. In fact, my grandmother's maiden name was Salmon, which I've always thought was just a fish. However, I suppose it could be a shortened form of Salomon . . . .

Posted by Dr. Weevil at February 25, 2004 11:12 PM