Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

February 12, 2014

Jew-baiting continues at Moon of Alabama

Filed under: anti-Semitism — louisproyect @ 4:13 pm

A while back I called attention to Rowan Berkeley, the Jew-baiting commenter at this “anti-imperialist” website. After 3 or 4 comments there, I was banned.

I check in on it from time to time just to keep track of the talking points of the pro-Assad tendency–I hate to call it left because the website has so little interest in class politics.

This morning I caught these comments on an article attacking a Danny Postel editorial in the NY Times calling on outside powers to use force to deliver food to besieged cities and neighborhoods in Syria:

snigger….this last sentence according to NYTs Danny Postel(jewish?) should read: ‘They are besieged by democratically oriented rebel groups’

Posted by: brian | Feb 11, 2014 8:34:53 PM | 15

I am pretty sure that this Brian is a character who used to troll my blog until I banned him. You have to ask yourself what Postel’s ethnicity has to do with anything.

Then there is this:

Evidently, lenin and stalin, both intimately linked to zionism and alsmost certainly jews themselves and bringing many other jews (usually zio-related) into power and/or position, have done immense harm to Russia.

Decades later, when communism ended, the traitor whore gorbachev and later the drunkard jelzin completely sold out Russia and her wealth. And once again jews, typically with tight links to israel, are, to put it diplomatically, unproportionally well represented among those who baughts fortunes in resources and state enterprises for pennies.

Posted by: Mr. Pragma | Feb 11, 2014 7:43:26 PM | 11

You really have to stop and think why this high-profile “peace” and “anti-imperialist” website attracts such individuals. I suppose it is like rotten meat attracting maggots.

I also have to wonder why Mondoweiss editor-at-large Annie Robbins keeps posting links to this rancid outlet so often. I suspect that for her “anti-imperialism” is important enough to overlook the website’s obvious attraction to Jew-baiters, if not outright fascists.


Comment from Sheldon Ranz on Marxmail:

Louis, Annie Robbins has been noticed for her own Jew-baiting.

In an exchange on Mondoweiss last year, she implied that one participant, goldmarx, was “an arrogant Jew.”

She has prevented others from responding to blatant anti-Semitic posts from one Woody Tanaka, who last March accused European Jews in general of engaging in rape, murder and land theft.

But Phil Weiss knows all this and ultimately, he must be held accountable.


  1. So awful! Hard to fathom that this appears as a “left” site rather than a neo-Nazi site. The only thing missing is the Illuminati. Makes La Rouche look like Mr Rogers.

    Comment by Peter Myers — February 12, 2014 @ 6:37 pm

  2. It’s really more akin to the infowars site of Alex Jones which is Libertarian and full of anti-imperialist rhetoric yet very christian and definitely antisemitic except for Jones himself which his followers accuse of being soft on Israel.

    They’re most common feature is a total lack of any class analysis & an almost retarded ignorance of the Bolshevik Revolution which they view as an Illuminati plot run by Jewish bankers, as is the notion of climate change which they also see as a classic Jewish conspiracy.

    Of course neither Lenin or Stalin were Jewish but these ilk have no use for such facts since they blame Stalin for helping create the Zionist state. Moreover, the plunder of the Soviet wealth has been perpetrated almost exclusively by non-Jewish Russians in the tradition of Great Russian Chauvinism.

    Comment by Karl Friedrich — February 12, 2014 @ 8:18 pm

  3. “They’re most common feature is a total lack of any class analysis . . . . ” The purpose of such sites is to provide a *substitution* for class analysis. Not surprisingly, it leads the proponents into embarrassing situations like this. One of the sources of this jew-baiting is the insistence upon holding onto the vision of a pure America that was tainted by its 20th Century internationalism. A villain is required to explain it, and Jews make a good fall guy. Gore Vidal went in a different, yet similar direction, he embraced “states rights” and pre-Civil War America.

    Comment by Richard Estes — February 12, 2014 @ 9:03 pm

  4. Stalln did, in fact, support the Zionist state sooner and more vigorously than did the West, hence the importance of Czech arms to its military success. Also, check the credentials of the seven oligarchs before characterizing the rape of post-Soviet Russia as relatively free of Jewish participation. The necessary reaction against true anti-Semitism gains nothing from factual sloppiness and must never obscure the crimes of the Zionist movement and state.

    Comment by J. Marlin — February 13, 2014 @ 1:51 am

  5. A Jone and similar are fascist. Classic fascist appeals to the same type of base.

    Comment by purple — February 13, 2014 @ 11:55 pm

  6. Stalin supported Israel initially realizing it would immediately turn to and become an albatross for the West/United States, thereby giving him more influence in the
    Arab-Muslim world.

    Comment by amspirnational — February 15, 2014 @ 9:33 pm

  7. Stalin had about as much political and social pre-vision as Mr Magoo.

    Comment by George Waite — February 26, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

  8. so called humanist goldmarx is a women disrespecting asshole pimping female domains claiming to be for their cause please lock this individual out of any discussion related to femism he will never understand

    Comment by sheldon ranz — April 29, 2014 @ 1:27 am

  9. Is there anything in those comments that is factually untrue, or are we just expected to throw dialectical materialism and the science of Marxism-Leninism completely out the window whenever it might implicate an actual Jewish Capitalist in “Doing A Bad Thing”?

    Comment by superabound1 — August 13, 2014 @ 6:11 pm

  10. I write as someone who had a very acrimonious ending with Mondoweiss. Specifically I expressed the apparently un-progressive notion that suicide bombers share with the rest of us the quality of being human. I can also say that I never found “Annie’s (that’s all I knew of her back then) posts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict particularly enlightening. That said, to promote an accusation against her of “jew-baiting” is really ugly and I would have hoped beneath you. But I guess that bar is pretty darn low.

    Comment by Bill Riordan — August 25, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

  11. ” she implied that one participant, goldmarx, was “an arrogant Jew.” ”

    what an odd update. while i might have implied goldmarx (“Now, genius, what part of that don’t you understand?” – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2013/03/gobsmacked-publishes-saying#comment-550290 ) was arrogant, that quote is certainly not mine but implies that it is. one might think, one could simply quote me. it’s not like my archives are not readily available. http://mondoweiss.net/profile/annie?keyword=goldmarx

    Comment by annie fofani (@anniefofani) — January 24, 2016 @ 8:39 pm

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