Well, it appears to be a misspelled (deliberately so above), misunderstood, pseudo-word of the modern day, misused by foggy-brained, religiously and/or politically deluded, barely educated (and therefore culturally dangerous) Americans and other mainly ‘white’ folks, with only scant knowledge about its possible pseudo-real meaning or any of the ideas or thought processes from which it evolved.
What the befuddled minds of the people who use such a word are possibly trying to formulate is the actual word ‘antisemitic’ (which admittedly is a little harder to say). But ignorance is no excuse. In fact ignorance is the base cause of most of the world’s problems both now and probably all the way back to where two humans first tried to communicate early ideas with sound instead of hitting each other with sticks.
We have come a long way since those times, but not far enough to prevent ignorance from shaping or misshaping our language to the point where one virtually needs an interpreter to know what ones neighbours and colleagues across generational borders are talking about. What happened to education over the past few decades?
But that is not what I wanted to talk about here. I want to dispel (if i can) some of the ignorance around the actual word ‘antisemitic’.
I will try to be brief. ‘Antisemite’ or ‘anti-semite’, is not – as is widely thought and even defined in standard dictionaries as – hatred of Jews. It literally means ‘against semites’. Who or what are ‘semites’? The semites or more correctly ‘shemites’ (which admittedly, again, is a little harder to say – and an example of how ignorance changes language over time), are a group of peoples – not necessarily nations – who originated, and whose languages and physical make-up are therefore similarly rooted and intertwined – from what we know as and what actually used to be, the ‘Fertile Crescent’ – the birthplace of human civilisation. Pretty much everything about these now seemingly disparate peoples, but all still mainly local to that area, derives from the same original human civilisation which we know as ‘Shumer’ or the easier to say ‘Sumer’.
These semitic people are widely defined (though the ignorant would not be aware of this) as the population groups listed in this Wikipedia quote:
“Genetic studies indicate that modern Jews (Ashkenazi, Sephardic and Mizrahi specifically), Levantine Arabs, Assyrians/Syriacs, Samaritans, Maronites, Druze, Mandaeans, and Mhallami, all have a common Near Eastern heritage which can be genetically mapped back to the ancient Fertile Crescent, but often also display genetic profiles distinct from one another, indicating the different histories of these peoples”.
It is therefore a narrow religiously based ignorance, supplemented by extreme right wing political ignorance, fostered only in modern times and filtered all the way through from base levels to the top of governmental thinking in certain nations overt the past century or so, that has produced the warped idea that somehow the Jews are an exclusive body of humanity that needs to be given predominance over their own brother and sister local families of humanity.
That is disgraceful, distasteful, and discriminatory against equally legitimate peoples of the same region – for dubious purposes.
It all arises out of the ‘one god’ delusion of the Abrahamic religions and the ‘chosen’ nature of the ‘follower’ peoples that each of those professes. One of these days I will get around to writing an exposure of that particular myth and the truth it distorts and hides.