Sunday, November 12, 2017

Jews Colonized In Foreign Lands And At Home — Antisemitism On A Carousel - by Sheri Oz

...The funny thing is that, until we get out of our Diaspora Mentality and decolonize our own minds, I fear we may never be able to get off the merry-go-round.

Sheri Oz..
Israel Diaries..
11 November '17..

This is about antisemitism and mind games and colonizers and the colonized. The inspiration leading to my reflections here was found in a relatively recent article published in the prestigious British Journal of Criminology. The authors of this article are relentless in their vilification of Israel. I will soon provide my readers with a detailed critique of the so-called scholarly article, but here I just wanted to pause and contemplate one particular sentence that shouted out to me during my first reading of it:

Fanon (1963; 1967) explains that colonized people are not allowed to lead fully human lives, while colonizers live under constant fear that natives will replace them.

Here are the two separate things that served as triggers in this one sentence:

1. that colonized people cannot lead fully human lives, and
2. that colonizers live under constant fear that the natives will replace them.

Let me share with you my reflections pertaining to each of these.

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