Defamation (2009)

On various sites, I’d been seeing repeated mentions of this relatively recent documentary, so I decided to check it out. (It’s available online in its entirety; see below.)

From the film’s description:

Intent on shaking up the ultimate ‘sacred cow’ for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative – and at times irreverent – quest to answer the question, “What is anti-Semitism today?” Does it remain a dangerous and immediate threat? Or is it a scare tactic used by right-wing Zionists to discredit their critics? Speaking with an array of people from across the political spectrum (including the head of the Anti-Defamation League and its fiercest critic, author Norman Finkelstein) and traveling to places like Auschwitz (alongside Israeli school kids) and Brooklyn (to explore reports of violence against Jews), Shamir discovers the realities of anti-Semitism today. His findings are shocking, enlightening and – surprisingly – often wryly funny.

Bottom Line: The film is an excellent documentary, a must-see for anyone wanting to understand the prevailing, and disproportionately influential, Jewish consciousness of victimhood. A great red-pilling sequence is to have your Normie friends watch this documentary, and then read KMac’s trilogy (in reverse), beginning with The Culture of Critique.

Made by Yoav Shamir, an Israeli documentary filmmaker, Defamation beautifully illustrates, simply by revealing and letting the interviewees talk, the extraordinary levels of Jewish paranoia that appears to be the norm in powerful, elite Jewish circles.

Several of the segments where Shamir is allowed to follow the ADL’s Abe Foxman are jaw-dropping. The degrees of emotional manipulation, hostility to gentiles, and equal hostility to anyone who criticizes his paranoia-infused worldview are put on full display, with no commentary needed. According to Foxman and his ilk, anti-Semites are behind every tree, and Shamir ably reveals the absurdity of this collective worldview. (For instance, the ADL has famously asserted that 25% of the world is ‘anti-Semitic’, an assertion which obviously utilizes an absurdly wide and loose definition of ‘anti-Semitism’).

Among his other interviewees are Norman Finkelstein, now a shunned pariah among his fellow Jews, and John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, whose study The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy caused quite an uproar among the Tribe.

Greg Johnson has a more detailed review here.

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