Like many on our side who are incorrigible noticers, I noticed a lot of the most vile, acerbic attacks on Brett Kavanaugh were coming from blue-checkmarked members of the 2%:
Yes, I know Wise is only partially Jewish–that’s increasingly the case for all of the non-Orthodox due to high outmarriage rates–but it’s not as though we’re spoiled for choice with reactions like these that are filled with figurative allusions to violence. If I were an anti-Semite, I’d say something about poop in the punch bowl and the Jew coming through, but I’m not so I won’t.
Here’s a sample of the yenta’s piece:
As a woman, as a loving parent myself, I am angry. I’m beyond angry. As the spectacle of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination unfolds, I find myself caught in the undertow of bad memories, stuck in a simmer of rage. My hands furl into fists. My jaw clenches. My teeth grind in the night. I send my daughters out into the world each day, with a wave and a smile, and then I come inside and want to cry out of fury and frustration, because the world has not changed fast enough. It’s one thing to say #MeToo, but if I find out it’s them, too, I can picture myself hunting down the man who hurt them and dismembering him with my fingernails and burning the whole world down.
(((They))) really, really hate Kavanaugh’s Christian, heterosexual, frat goy persona. Good at sports. Loves his parents. Can be around women without trying to pervertedly pry them for sex. Is named “Brett” and a wife with named “Ashley”. Are there any other Gen-Xer names more gentile-white-upper-middle class than Brett and Ashley?
It makes me want to burn the whole world and all six gorillion people living in it down, too!
Then there is this iconic photo from the hearings, hearings that came about because of information leaked from Feinstein’s office:
No khaki-shorts or sockless loafer-loungers present.
The rates of “don’t know” responses vary by race and sex, though. Asian women are the most likely group of all to express it while Jewish women are the least likely to do so (are you still wondering why ‘white’ male/Asian female is relatively common among the middle and upper classes while Asian male/’white’ female is not?). An absolute majority of Jewish women oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination:
So hey, that’s what I was noticing. Now that we’ve quantified the noticing, we can feel assured that both the Harris’ and the Feinsteins’ of the country have it out for us in roughly equal measure. In the latter case, the per capita presence of hate is higher but in the latter case when it is there it is even more intense.