A writer over at Mondoweiss notes that “Leon Wieseltier on the Jewish people sounds a lot like Richard Spencer on white people.”
Meanwhile, in the comments section of Steve Sailer’s recent piece on Leon Wieseltier, someone posted this video of Wieseltier kibitzing with fellow Tribe members of The Atlantic, editor in chief James Bennet and national correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg. What is strking is the shared degree of paranoia, and the irrational blaming of goyim on the resurgent anti-Semitism occurring in Europe.
The whole video is worth watching, but here’s a jump to the juiciest bits:
Lip service is paid to the fact that it is Muslim immigrants, itself a product of the multicultural model that Jewish progressives played a disproportionately large role in promoting, carrying out the said anti-Semitism, but the real blame lies in the Id of the white European.
The top commenter to the video nails it: “Listen how they joyously revel in the fact that they’ve destroyed America and turned it into a multicultural abomination. Insisting all their lies about our past. Listen how they criticize Europe for dividing itself by culture and race, while advocating Jews go hide themselves behind a border based on culture and race.”
We should remember, and meditate on, the visceral hatred on display when Leon snidely remarks: “The last Jew to leave Europe should spit,” a sentiment which displays his type’s utter contempt for indigenous European peoples.