Scientists at NYmag have discovered that parentheses punctuation marks emit small doses of a hate-causing wave they have named ‘the antisemitican wave’.
When parentheses are typed next to each other the hate-casing waves can cause “extraordinary antisemitism” in the reader, reports NYMag.
A Mic article last month described, briefly, the process of parentheses emitting the anti-semitican, telling us that the triple parentheses is “a code that’s difficult to filter, whose meaning incites waves of hate before the target realizes what’s happening.”
Scientists have hypothesized that the anti-semitican wave is powered, fundamentally by “the transmission of information,” in this case informing the reader that someone is, or is not, Jewish.
This isn’t the first time the transmission of information has produced hate. “The existence and transmission of data is a problem we’ll have to deal with at some point,” says an Anti-Defamation League Spokesman, “The fact is these parentheses are just delivering data. Censoring them is a good plan. But a lot more needs to be done to eliminate a lot of other data.”
The history of the transmission of data and hate includes such hateful creations as the written word and books.
“Ideally we want Jews to be able to move through and influence the societies in which they live with no-one knowing they are any different from anyone else,” the spokesman adds “while at the same time, of course, never themselves forgetting that they are of a superior race loyal, above all, to their own people.”
“It’s a real juggling act when you think about it.”