AS THE PRE-EMINENT Marxist; it was Karl himself who proclaimed that history repeats itself "…first as tragedy, then as farce." But the latest manifestation of the past may not include gas chambers, or human skin being made into lampshades; or the wholesale rape before death of thousands of women.
But what has been going on throughout Europe since the events in Gaza; gives a soupcon of what took place on the continent of Europe in the 1930s. Today anti-Semitism; and I do mean anti-Semitism; and not that cowardly and illegitimate sibling, christened anti-Zionism – that wretched mask for closeted anti-Semites all over the world.
Our digital media outlets have filled our HD flat-screen televisions, i-pads, i-pods, and all the social media gadgetry, with images coming out of Gaza; whose harvesting represents what I call porno-journalism where, a sympathetic, and on the whole pro-Palestinian bias operates, and which is willing to bare witnesses to whatever Hamas wishes them to see.
But something else has gone unseen (in our UK media at least). It has been the resurrection of a virulent strain of anti-Semitism, that has lain dormant and waiting to emerge. It has now done so in European cities, such as Berlin, Essen, Paris, and Italy. In Berlin, police had to step in to protect a Jewish couple who had been spotted by demonstrators who "charged toward them", shouting "Jew! We’ll get you!"
In Paris synagogues were attacked. The windows of shops and cafes were attacked and several set alight; which included a kosher grocery store that burnt to the ground. In the German city of Essen synagogues was attacked and 14people arrested. And according to Justin Huggler: "There have been reports of protestors in Germany chanting 'Jews to the gas chambers', and police in Berlin have banned protestors from using another popular slogan: 'Jew, Jew, cowardly pig, come out and fight alone' ."
In other words, under our very eyes; but we are not allowed to see the events on our television screens; a mini