A dirty job, but we thank him for doing it:
Sadly, No! » Down the Rabbit Hole: [J]oin us dear reader on this relaxing mango safari. Let’s start with something simple. Let’s see… Ah, yes, this:
Steven Hayward, Powerline*: Keyenes was Right-About the Jews?
So Steve, as a paid flak for AEI, has often had the unenviable task of pitting wingnut fantasies against Paul Krugman’s tyrannical skills of actual facts and history. By the first paragraph, it’s obvious his Washington Generals’ performance to Krugman’s Globetrotters has begun to wear at his soul.
So Paul Krugman phoned in his periodic “Keynes Was Right” column today, arguing that the Obama Porkulus failed only because, like “true” Communism, it wasn’t tried vigorously or faithfully enough…. I wonder if Krugman also credits Keynes’s views on Jews, which British blogger Damian Thompson of The Telegraph brings to our attention.
This is Stevie whimpering in the corner and calling time out. He doesn’t even have bullshit anymore to defend his economic worldview. And so he’s taken a page from the creationists and decided to just start throwing shit on the name to see if it sticks to the theory….
Well, let’s see that quote.
[Jews] have in them deep-rooted instincts that are antagonistic and therefore repulsive to the European, and their presence among us is a living example of the insurmountable difficulties that exist in merging race characteristics, in making cats love dogs…
I know, I’ll just follow the link and find the original source of this rapidly propogating smear campaign…. Come along readers, road trip! Damian Thompson, The Daily Outmoded Communication Technology… Chris Dillow… Clive Davis’s Spectator blog… Stumbling and Mumbling:
Nina Paulovicova quotes him…. Even Keynes’ admirers (such as Skidelsky and Moggridge) agree that Keynes was anti-semitic – though in his favour it doesn’t seem to have stopped him supporting Jewish refugees or even Zionism.
My word, that sure is anti-semitic. Supporting Jewish refugees and Zionism….
And of course, his view of Jews is irrelevant in assessing the relevance of Keynesian economics today; we should avoid the “poisoning the well“ fallacy. But even so, doesn’t this attitude show that some people should be more careful who they choose as intellectual heroes?
It might just be the fact that I’m stranded at sea and half mad on rotted mangos, but I like this guy…. [H]e seems half-aware of the shit he’s doing and how off-topic it is.… It’s been 20 pages on these cold, cold Steppes and there is no approximation of argument to be seen. Biographers are pigs for not sharing her random obsession. My feet are mushrooms….
When he was seventeen years old, J.M. Keynes wrote a provocative essay, “The Differences between East and West: Will They Ever Disappear?” Through the examples of the Chinese and the Jews, the young Keynes tried to discover whether the European and Oriental branches of human race would continue to live side by side or whether eventually one would succeed in absorbing the other. Jews were, in his teen view, the accursed race…
they have in them deep-rooted instincts that are antagonistic and therefore repulsive to the European, and their presence among us is a living example of the insurmountable difficulties that exist in merging race characteristics, in making cats love dogs
Is that…? The quote at last? Is there any context to it or…? Of course not, why would there be? It’s only a scholarly research paper purporting to be about the racial attitudes of a historical figure, why bother deconstructing that shit when you can just reassert over and over again…
We’re trying to discredit Keynesian economics, Keynes, and liberals in general, with something Keynes wrote as a fucking kid? Yeah, that’s going to have a clear picture of shit. I didn’t at all carry social baggage at 17, including worldviews I was embarrassed about a scant few years later. Why, no one did…. SEVENTEEN? Really, wingnuts? Really?!?…
I just wanted to write funny articles for the internet, why is this happening to me? No Beppo, it’s fine. We’re here. The mangos are over. I can read the original quotes in context and see for myself whether this off-topic smear campaign about whether or not a well-meaning liberal showed his privilege and the toxicity of his culture has any validity….
Hello, dear sirs and madams of the internet community, Sadly, No! I regret to inform you that Cerberus has been placed under heavy sedation following a recent…episode. It is unclear when she’ll be fit to post again upon the site.