The Shadow Tradition

Am I the only one that’s noticed that there is a significant component of lingering anti-semitism among Reactionary Catholics? The thinking appears to be “Jews were persecuted by Catholics for centuries so Jew hatred is old so Jew-hatred is part of the Tradition”. Weird. Sin is old too. Is it part of the Tradition? I’ve run into Reactionary types repeatedly who have good words for the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, or who never heard an anti-Israel story they didn’t love, or who will even try to soft-pedal the incredible blood libels of the Saudi press about Jewish vampires drinking the blood of Christian and Muslim children. There’s something very dark at the heart of the Reactionary “Repeal Vatican II” faction. Don’t like it. Never have.


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