THERE Is a great deal of confusion around the word “antisemitism.” Applied as an epithet in “argument” it is supposed to mean that someone is against the Jews. This is a sign of semantic disturbance and manipulation. The fact is that Jews and Arabs are all heirs of the semitic language-family. All involved love to preen themselves on all the great prophets they have “given to humanity.” Maybe the case is just a bit different — maybe all these prophets of necessity had to be given just to the semitic peoples ONLY. Could it be because their rich languages ALSO are full of semantical traps? Something has gone a long way to making all of these poor bewildered and possessed “One God” folk of the present day into the jacks of the human pack….
In any case the half-benign and half-poisonous language of the Bible is so seductive, even in translation, that it has completely dislodged and cut off from their roots for example the Scotch-Irish mountaineers of the American Southeast — whereas THESE people would obviously be better off today if only they had remained all along practising druidic wiccans, complete with annual hog-sacrifices and public spring fertility-rites, etc. This is so clearly true that even a monotheist can perceive it.
[Emmett R Smith
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[3 August 2006]