Laugh at anti-Semitic humor? Well, you'll die trying. Jamie Glassman, who writes for the Ali G Show, saw a bit of Jew-bashing at the Edinburgh Festival and thinks that there's "a growing trend among left-thinking people in this country and around the world to accept as dogma that those on the Left should hate Bush, Blair, American imperialism, Israel and, while we’re at it, the Jews." What's worse is that the jokes he cites are painfully unfunny.
I don't know if he's right about these people being anti-Semites because they're on the left. I mean, comedians aren't exactly the most healthy people psychologically. But, I am getting pretty sick of running into anti-Semites on the left. There are perfectly legitimate criticisms to be made of Israel, so I've got no time for those stupid people who have to trot out the same old anti-Semitic tropes about world control and secret cabals and what-not. People on the left should be more intelligent than this, and we should be as compassionate as we always claim to be. The endless hatemongering, demogoguery, and dehumanization by both the Israelis and the Palestinians has led to nothing but a pile of ashes in that part of the world, and piling on isn't ethical, or compassionate, or liberal, or logical. It's just piling on. The world is too clogged with demogogues as it is, and the left needs them like a hole in the head. Maybe we need a few anti-anti-Semitic jokes...
Why did the anti-Semite cross the road?
To escape reality.
How many anti-Semites does it take to change a lightbulb?
None. They'd rather blame the Jews than try to fix anything themselves.
What do you call an anti-Semitic roofer?
Shit on a shingle.
A batshit crazy anti-Semite.
Piss off! We don't want any!