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Lasha Darkmoon Analysis

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The sponsor of this site is “Lasha Darkmoon”, age 33, an anglo-American academic with higher degrees in classics who lives and works in England. Because of her radical political ideas that would cost her her job and jeopardize friendly relations with her family she is forced to conceal her true identity at the present time under a pen name. The website is named after Lasha Darkmoon but is owned and edited entirely by her cousin John Scott Montecristo. Including Montecristco there are many contributing writers to this website. The identities of the writers are hidden and they use pen names so the reader is unknown to the credible background of the authors of various articles. Many of the articles use textual evidence and quotes from people;…show more content…
Not even just about anti-Semitism, but articles and videos talking about daily international news. A lot of the content on this site are opinions from various authors about events happening around the world. Some of the articles talk about the presidential candidates while others about the widespread hatred of Jews. There is a very wide spread of mostly hateful, opinionated content on this website. Slander and stereotyping are the two main techniques of persuasion that are used. Other Techniques used are anti-Jewish tropes and stereotypes, propaganda and mixing truths with fiction/distortions. Most of the articles use stereotyping to prove their points. In one of the articles talking about Jews lying about their history the author says “Jews lie. Jews have always lied. And most assuredly, Jews are still lying today about everything that has to do with themselves and their sordid history.” This is classifying all the Jews together saying that they all lie, which is an exaggeration and a stereotype. But the author is trying to make his point by stereotyping that all Jews lie because some of them do. Both the techniques of slander and stereotyping are very common in anti-Semitism. Both of these techniques are seen in the film that we watched earlier “The Eternal Jew”. These techniques are still used today and stem from the early beginning of anti-Semitism, including the Bible and early Christian…show more content…
“It seems that Jews have lied about their history in the Old Testament. Overwhelming new evidence by top Egyptian and Israeli scholars shows that Jews were never slaves in Egypt.” The author of this articles suggests the fact the Jews lied about being slaves in Egypt. The claims that he makes is the Old Testament never mentioned the pyramids, the Bible recounts droughts, which Egypt never had, only fluctuations in the flooding of the Nile, slavery was never practiced in Egypt until the Greeks and Persians brought the practice with them a thousand years later than the supposed time of Moses and Joseph and that Egypt was mentioned in the Bible around 700 times; and that the Israelites were not mentioned once in the Egyptian records. The bible story Exodus accounts the Israelites being enslaved by the Egyptians and their escape. Along with the Bible, the novel “Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition” by James K. Hoffmeier, proves the reliability of the Old Testament from an archaeological stand point. A third false claim that is made suggests that anti-Semitism strengthens the Jews. “Fake anti-Semitism has been used to gain holier-than-thou immunity for Jews. Their power lies in the fact that most people are afraid to even use the word “Jew”. Until we can clear that “fear of the smear”, we will never be able to break
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