Favorite Account

My favorite Twitter account these days is the official account of Russia’s Foreign Ministry. The tweets are moronic but the comments are brilliant, funny, and inspiring. I scrolled through dozens of comments today, and they were all excellent. I couldn’t read the ones in Hebrew but I’m guessing they were not expressing profound joy at Russia’s narrative of the Holocaust being caused by Jews.

Like the war itself, the idea that “Jews holocausted themselves” serves purely internal purposes in Russia. Things that look insane from the outside usually have a logic that’s visible on the inside.

Remember how Democrats always tie themselves into knots trying to explain the existence of black conservatives?

“It’s not enough to be physically black. You’ve got to be politically black.”

“This is internalized racism.”

“This is multiracial whiteness.”

It all sounds certifiably nuts but the slogans aren’t aimed at people who can perceive the nuttiness of these statements. They are aimed at people who are full-time subscribers but still feel some residual discomfort at calling a black SCOTUS Justice or a black philosopher a white supremacist.

It’s the same with the Russian narrative about “Nazi Jews.” Who cares if it annoys any actual Jews? It’s not about them. The story exists for internal consumption.

5 thoughts on “Favorite Account

  1. OT: I had rtve noticias on in the background while working and just heard them refer to Boris Johnson (after he addressed the Ukrainian parliament) as the number one leader of the world…. (can’t remember the exact wording but that was the idea….)

    A few minutes later they have tired old Joe Biden wheezing about abortion….

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  2. The Israeli saga continues:

    // A spokeswoman for Russia’s foreign ministry on Wednesday claimed Israeli mercenaries were fighting alongside the far-right Azov Regiment in Ukraine, further fueling tensions with Israel after Russia suggested Adolf Hitler had “Jewish blood.”

    “Israeli mercenaries are practically shoulder to shoulder with Azov militants in Ukraine,” Maria Zakharova told pro-Kremlin Sputnik radio in an interview.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/moscow-israeli-mercenaries-fighting-with-far-right-ukrainian-unit/

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    1. Azov is far-right like I’m Barack Obama. But it’s true there are Jewish soldiers there. And I do think there are a couple of Israelis although I haven’t been able to confirm.

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