- Oct 30, 2015
Has this fact appeared in print? I admit that though when I am feeling a bit anxious over something I watch his appearance in debate with the Wofle Tones on some RTE programme back in the late 1990s on youtube which I find absolutely hilarious, the Wolfe Tones absolutely slaughter him and make him look totally ridiculous- and yes I fully realize that schadenfreude is a bit of a negative Ulster Scot trait- but I haven't really followed his work,. The only thing remotely Jewy in anything by him which I have read was his claim that the threat of Fascism was something that had spurred him on (remember during the Troubles he regarded the Provisional Movement as Fascists) and that he was inspired in this by the German Jewish thinkers Ernst Bloch and Walter Benjamin which I found really crazy- Rabbi Jacob Taubes who was a very sharp eyed observer and eighty per cent of the time very objective said that if Ernst Bloch had not been a Jew he would have easily gotten sucked into Hitlerism, if you read "The Spirit of Utopia" he can see why he reached this conclusion, Walter Benjamin was obsessed by concept of the Fall which he understood in a strange synthesis of Lutheran and Kabbalistic ideas and stood politically very close to the National Bolsheviks as well as having had a lengthy enough correspondence with Carl Schmitt (this was before Hitler came to power). Neither thinker were Liberals- in fact both were deeply anti-Liberal. I thought him coming out with that statement just showed how vacuous the Anglosphere has become intellectually to the point that some utter pretentious gobshyte knows that he can get away with any blather no matter how surreally stupid. The notion that someone who if he were around now would be closest in terms of sensibility and thought to Iranian hard liners would inspire anyone to fight against the Provos in the name of "Anti-Fascism" is just crazy talk.I believe he is through the maternal line - which means he's the real thing.