Little Green Footballs has a post about yet another comedian becoming popular in France by lacing his routines with Judenhass. That of itself is hardly shocking any more, but it really struck me while reading the article how flagrantly inconsistent so much of modern Judenhass is with regard to Nazi Germany. On the one hand, the National Socialist regime is used a signifier of ultimate evil, with Israelis equated with Nazis to paint them as evil. On the other hand, Nazi Germany is applauded for killing so many jews, with Hitler held up as great man for fighting the Zionist tide. Even the socialist moonbats who inhabit much of the blogosphere are more coherent than that.
It has to be a matter of cultural programming, where the audience is reacting at a purely visceral level to key phrases that are completely idiomatic and not parsed for content at all. Bizarre to think about how, when people need to know so much in order to cope with modern civilization, so much time and effort is spent on instilling this kind of rote response in the putatively well educated children of the elite.