Do you know what "a court Jew" means? I figured it out in about 2.75 seconds, but then I'm neither anti-Semitic nor reactive, so I have every advantage.
Actually, while I think of it, another aspect of this came up as I pondered the article here ... another advantage. I turned away from the red-carpet offer in 1973 (let's see: 3 or 4 years university and officer training, then special training in Pensacola, Scotland, and NZ, then 2 or 3 years playing silly bugger with the Evuhl Empyre, then doing com-cen with diplomatic ... I could have retired on full pension 5 years ago!) and have always felt this saved me from something. Formulating it now, I'd conceptualize it this way: you think yourselves refined and superior because you know exactly what fork to use when you eat shit. Yaaaa ... right ... precisely.
I had "Henny Penny" Rumsfeld and Perles pegged as pathologically averse to liberalism and civil society, and Dubya is brain-damaged ("dry drunk syndrome"), and Powell ... well ... *Gasp!!* ... what can one say of the naive? But Wolfowitz I couldn't figure. *Slaps forehead* Of course; self-loathing!
Jews out of court [Al-Ahram Weekly | Opinion] - Josh Ruebner, in an open letter, calls upon Paul Wolfowitz to resign, now. [The writer is the co-founder of Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel (JPPI) and a former analyst in Middle East Affairs at the Congressional Research Service (CRS).]
" ... "Court Jew" is a term that originates in the context of anti-Semitism in "enlightened" Europe. On that blood- soaked continent, the reigning monarchs and other despotic rulers thought up an ingenious system to perpetuate their oppressive systems of government. These shrewd, Machiavellian rulers made a psychologically brilliant pact with an elite, assimilationist group of Jewish subjects who craved nothing more than acceptance by the power structure of society.
Often, these ambitious Jews were so eager to serve the interests of the rulers so that they could ease their feelings of internalised self- hatred. They viewed serving the power structure as a way to overcome the marginality and stigmas associated with being Jewish which were built into the very fabric of society by the power structure to begin with. The rulers understood this yearning to enter the halls of power and took advantage of it by dangling a carrot of illusional power before the hungry eyes of this wayward Jewish elite."