Have Zionists Weaponized “Antisemitism”?

Would Holocaust Era Jews Understand How We Use It Today?

Max Can't Help It!
5 min readNov 17, 2023
Jewish quarter. No entrance.

How I understood “antisemitism” in the 1970s, is not how it’s used today.

For example, I say, Netanyahu is a narcissistic genocidal sociopath.

Does that statement make me antisemitic? To many Jews who comment on my stories the answer is probably to yes.

To pre-Holocaust Jews, would calling any individual such names register as antisemitism?


What if I exclaimed “the Jewish town Petah Tikva is full of narcissistic genocidal sociopaths!” Would they consider that antisemitic?


Would this be antisemitic to them? “The Jewish town of Petah Tikva is full of money grubbing Jews who celebrate the killing of Jesus.”


American Jews born after the 1930s don’t understand that most people, pre-WWII, didn’t look at Jews as individuals like they do assimilated Jews today. Jews were viewed as an insular ethnic group who believed they are “the chosen people”.

Antisemitism was a VERY SPECIFIC set of prejudices about ethnic Jewish groups.