(putting in a #racist because…well fuck, the tag list doesn’t cover this flavour of fuckery.)
During a recent appearance on Bill Deagle’s radio show, radical right–wing commentator Josh Bernstein declared that liberal Jews deserve to be called “kikes.”
Bernstein, who is Jewish but sees the benefits of anti-Semitism when it benefits his political views, kicked things off by recounting the apocryphal origins of the term “kike” as having been supposedly derived from illiterate Jewish immigrants who refused to sign entry forms at Ellis Island by using an “x”—which they associated with the Christian cross—and using a circle instead. The Yiddish word for “circle” is “kikel,” from which the slur “kike” was allegedly derived.
“That is a very derogatory word for anyone who is Jewish,” Bernstein said. “I do not like anti-Semitism. I do not like that word, of course. It is almost like using the N-word, if you will, against someone who is black. But there are many times when that word is used and, unfortunately, it is a fitting moniker to many of the Democrats that are in Washington and around the country.”
After rattling off a long list of Jewish Democrats and progressive activists like Bernie Sanders, George Soros, Adam Schiff, and others, Bernstein declared that “these people not only deserve that moniker, but they’ve earned it.”
“When you vote against your own self interest, when you vote for ideas that are against your own demise and you support people that are anti-Semitic, what else can you expect?” Bernstein asked.