He begins by rephrasing his "First Law of Majority-Minority Relations in Liberal Society" for the Nth time:
The First Law refers to a liberal majority's concealment of the negative truths about minorities who are visibly dysfunctional, alien, or threatening: the more dysfunctional or dangerous they are, the more their negative qualities are denied and are blamed on the majority.He goes on to deny that jews are dysfunctional. One of his commenters gets him to dissemble about their alien nature. He doesn't address "threatening" or "dangerous". His own reaction to the idea that his law applies to jews provides a vivid example of the law in action. He admits he was thinking of blacks and muslims and didn't consider jews when he formulated this version for John Savage (his emphasis):
As I look over your collection, it’s clear to me that there is but one Law, and it’s simply this: that the more difficult or dangerous a minority or non-Western group actually is, the more favorably it is treated. This increasingly undeserved favorable treatment of an increasingly troublesome or misbehaving minority or non-Western group can take numerous forms, including celebrating the group, giving the group greater rights and privileges, covering up the group’s crimes and dysfunctions, attacking the group’s critics as racists, and blaming the group’s bad behavior on white racism.The new, shorter version is missing the reference to "racism". How convenient. Most of the rest of Auster's comments are an attack on Chechar and myself for "anti-semitism", that extra special form of "racism" most noted for its use in covering up the crimes, misbehavior, and dysfunctions of an extra special "minority".
Auster could have called his law "The Law That Covers Everbody Except Jews". Too late, it's The First Law of Jewish Influence now.
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