“Despite all of this, we will not witness a mass exodus anytime soon.” –Jeffrey Goldberg
The author didn’t find much evidence
with which to support his deeply dire thesis.
Journalism’s artless non-mimesis:
subjunctive mood, and yet the future tense.
It’s not just that the piece is rather dense-
ly peopled with mere anecdote; its weakness
is a sort of fallacy of psychokinesis:
motion as concentration’s consequence.
As Jews, we do ourselves no special favor
by making ourselves the shonda proxies for
the various think-tank nuts and politicians
who, regardless circumstances, labor
to pull, out of a hat, another war:
Jews are just the rabbits. They’re magicians.
4 thoughts on “A Prayer for the Tsar”
A rabbit, nose twitching, smells the wind
in his happen warren, with “good schools”…
no hint of the wolf.
Far from the nose
the world is unknown
data without scent, just anecdotes.
A rabbit killed and eaten in France?
A synagogue smashed in Malmo?
Stop noticing. Patterns are for men,
little rabbit. But apes
refuse to learn
a truth they abhor
diversity plus proximity equals war.
I can’t drive, Dude, it’s erev shabbas.
Eager hat sees 23
Everywhere he looks