New Jews in Paradise

March 27, 2008

Props to the often schizophrenic Jewcy.com for this statement of the seemingly obvious about why the number of out-marrying Jews in my generation is as high as 62%.  As someone who holds closely to his maverick identity from the back-to-Brooklyn hipster generation, to say nothing of the “new Jews”, and yet is inextricably a part of it, this rings very true.

My one close Jewish friend often makes the very awkward juvenile remark about the “New Victorians” in Park Slope that they are “making up for the holocuast”.   My first response to this is obviously embarrassed umbrage, but on reflection he has a more profound point.  The largely Jewish character of Park Slope means that what has grown up there is the first unambiguous manifestation of the reborn German sensibility among American Jews.  In other words, where there is a total embrace of the bourgeois liberal values, and such that they are ineluctably Jewish, strenuously opposed by Zionism and neoconservatism.

Yes, you heard me right, and I will shout it from the rooftops: The neocons are just a bunch of self hating Jews, what they hate about us is exactly what the Nazis hated about us.

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