A leftist identifies the left’s innate anti-Semitism.

A perceptive comment from a now former Labour supporter, Douglas Dowell, on the innate anti-Semitism of the left:

The left had a problem with anti-Semitism before Corbyn rose to prominence. The problem went beyond the hard left, too. But it was always strongest there, because the hard left has specific susceptibilities to anti-Semitism. Suspicion of capital lends itself to tropes about Jewish capital. Conspiracy easily shades into international conspiracy. If your politics are formed in an ‘anti-imperialist’ crucible with Israel as the ultimate enemy, people who hide their racism under an ‘anti-Zionist’ carapace will be willing and eager to stand beside you.

Read his full article on Medium.

This echoes my own views, published a couple of years ago.

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