James Lileks enters a strange loop:
The Presbyterian Church (USA)—not the members, but the learned elders—has announced it will use its stock holdings to target Israel for being mean to the Palestinians.
But they're not anti-Semites. Heavens, nay. Don't you dare question their philosemitism! No, they looked at the entire world, including countries that lop off your skull if you convert to Presbyterianism, and what did they choose as the object of their ire? A country the size of a potato chip hanging on the edge of a region noted for despotism and barbarity. By some peculiar coincidence, it happens to be full of Jews.
Now, Lileks isn't prejudiced against Presbyterians. Heavens, nay. He made sure to distinguish the leaders from the laity, so don't you dare question his philo-Presbyterianism! No, he looked at the whole world, including countries that lop off your skull if you attempt to write political commentary, and what did he choose as the object of his ire? A church that's reinvesting its money. By some peculiar coincidence, it's full of Presbyterians.