Some guy named Glenn Greenwald at Daily Kos thinks he’s pierced my soul. In a very long and silly post, Greenwald claims I write based on fear, blah, blah, blah. I generally find people who offer up these sorts of theories are imposing their own mental states on others. But who knows?
I’m probably going to write a column about this next week — about the ADL, not this Greenwald guy — but for the record I don’t think Foxman’s being a fool for risking the wrath of Christian conservatives. I think he’s being a fool because guys who think like Greenwald make up the ADL’s donor base and they want to hear this nonsense from Foxman. I think the data Foxman offers about the risk to Jews proves no such thing (since when is posting the 10 Commandments anti-Semitic? That Moses was a really big Jew-basher!).
My concern is that Foxman’s effort will contribute to the idea that the secular-liberal war on Christianity is in some significant way a “Jewish” attack as well. That’s not good for the Jews, not good for America, not good for anybody. And this faux confusion about where real anti-Semitism is on Greenwald’s part is childish. Golly? Where are those anti-Semites?