Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A suffocating love

Apparently, Americans Love the Jews but Aren't So Wild About Buddhists, as Michelle Cottle puts it. So why are there so many Bujus?

Apparently, a good hypothesis for why Americans don't like Buddhists is that Americans just don't know many Buddhists. I think that may also be a good hypothesis for why Americans 'love' Jews. As Jeffrey Goldberg pointed out just this morning, lots of antisemites 'love' Jews. In fact, there's a long history of Christian 'love' for Jews that's typically perceived by Jews as something more akin to a murderous stalker.

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