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Suicidal Jews

Pamela of Atlas Shrugs writes about suicidal American Jews:

The dishonor of America Jewry

Caroline Glick takes on jewicidal American Jews – self loathing, “enlightened” and reminiscent of the German Jew before the “extermination.” It’s open season on the Jews and the Islamists here in America can smell blood, as evidenced here.
Glick ran it in the Jewish Press. One can only hope that those Jewish schmucks that vote Democrat (87% of Jews vote Democratic!) read it and think. JEWS PAY ATTENTION TO THIS.

The link to Caroline Glick’s article follows:

It would seem that American Jewry has lost its sense of honor. In early 1984, as he sought the Democratic nomination for the presidency, civil rights leader Jesse Jackson made a major misstep. In a conversation with African-American Washington Post reporter Milton Coleman, Jackson referred to Jews as “Hymies,” and to New York City as “Hymietown.”

When the remarks were reported, a storm of protest erupted. Jewish leaders and organizations issued uniform demands that Jackson publicly apologize for his remarks. Jackson accused Jews of conspiring to defeat him. Appearing on a radio broadcast with the notorious anti-Semite and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Jackson was silent as Farrakhan threatened Coleman and then issued a public warning to Jews: “If you harm this brother [Jackson], it will be the last one you harm.”

Yet the Jews of America did not relent. And the U.S. media also did not relent. In February 1984, Jackson belatedly issued a public apology to Jews in a synagogue in New Hampshire. But his electoral prospects had dried up by that point. When he ran again for president four years later, then-New York mayor Ed Koch said ahead of the New York Democratic primary, “Jews and supporters of Israel who are not Jewish would be crazy to vote for him.” Jackson lost big in New York and shortly thereafter retreated from the race.

Compare the properly angry and unforgiving response of American Jewry in 1984 to the American Jewish response earlier in the month when General Wesley Clark made a similar anti-Semitic slur in remarks to the press. Clark, who ran in the Democratic presidential primaries in 2004 and has made noises about another run in 2008, expressed his anger to popular left-wing blogger Arianna Huffington over reports that the Bush administration may order preemptive military strikes against Iran’s nuclear installations.

When asked why he felt that the administration is heading in that direction, Clark responded, “You just have to read what’s in the Israeli press. The Jewish community is divided but there is so much pressure being channeled from the New York money people to the office seekers.”

Clark’s anti-Semitic attack received precious little attention in the mainstream media. Jewish organizations have uttered no significant outcries against him. Clark put the remark behind him by writing an abject letter to Anti-Defamation League National Director Abe Foxman, but the ADL’s website makes no mention of the incident.

From the perspective of the American Jewish leadership, apparently, Clark’s obscene attack on Jews was a non-incident.

Unfortunately, Clark’s attack was anything but unique. Indeed, it fits into a larger trend in which politicians and public figures feel an unacceptable level of comfort in attacking Jews and accusing both Israel and its American Jewish supporters of nefariously subverting America’s national interest in order to advance Israel’s security interests.

Read it all. When will my fellow Jews in this country finally realize who their friends are? As for Clark’s controversy, the irony of it is that Clark is himself essentially half-Jewish. Among anti-Semites, those with the hint of Jewish blood are often the worst. It’s like they want to prove to themselves and everybody else their anti-Semitic bona fides. For example, the ruthless inquisitor Torquemada had Jewish roots. Another example is Karl Marx, who promoted the anti-Semitic stereotypes of the worst kind.

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January 28, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

5 Comments »

  1. This is something that I’ve never understood. Why do American Jews consistently vote to appease Islamists? I live in Connecticut, and was proud to vote for Joe Lieberman (a rare, perhaps unique case). I’m a Catholic of Polish descent. Historically, we should be at each other’s throats. We’re not, because we live in a pluralistic society. (I hope it’s actually because we’re both decent human beings, but our society certainly helps.)

    Have American Jews forgotten the lesson of the Holocaust? Or have they over-generalized the lesson? If the most liberal and cultured of the European countries could perpetrate the Holocaust, isn’t the correct response to be ever vigilant? I think too many Jews think that the response is “you never know when it could happen. It’s as likely in the US as it is in France.”

    By the way, I’m Gerald Bostock sans pseudonym–your first ever commenter! I’ve been checking back from time to time and your writing is consistently good.

    Comment by Mike Kriskey | January 30, 2007 | Reply

  2. Mike,
    Thanks for commenting and visiting. There is only one thing I disagree with in your comment: that historically we should be at each other’s throats. While there was a long history of anti-Semtism in Poland, if you look at the list of names of “righteous gentiles” (those who saved the Jews during the Holocaust), the largest list by far is Polish. Also, Poles even participated in Warsaw Ghetto uprising. One particular hero comes to mind: Home Army Captain Henryk Ivansky.
    As for leftist Jews, I myself don’t quite understand this phenomenon. However, if it is any consolation, Jews with my background are mostly conservative and very patriotic. But then, we have something to compare this country to.
    Eric.

    Comment by Eric-Odessit | January 30, 2007 | Reply

  3. I didn’t know that too many Polish people helped the Jews during the Holocaust. I’m glad.

    When I was a child, my mother used to take me to get haircuts at a nearby shopping center. The store next to the barbershop was a Jewish bakery. When my mom would bring me in, the old woman behind the counter would clap her hands and run out and pinch my cheeks. “My little Polish boy!” she’d say. (I look Polish, and I think the first time we went there she asked me if I was.) Then she’d kiss me and tell her daughter to give me a cookie.

    When I grew up and learned about the Holocaust, I figured that a Polish family had helped her or her family, but I’d always thought that had been an extreme exception.

    Thanks for the education!

    When you say “Jews with my background,” do you mean as an immigrant in general, or as an immigrant from a former Communist country? Just wondering.

    Comment by Mike Kriskey | February 6, 2007 | Reply

  4. I just checked out Wikipedia. Henryk Ivansky isn’t mentioned, but I got the story of the righteous gentiles. Maybe I shouldn’t be too proud–Polish people just had the most opportunity to do the right thing. There are an awful lot of French, too.

    I got goosebumps looking at that list. It is good to remember that human beings are capable of good as well as evil, and that what we choose matters, and will be remembered.

    Comment by Mike Kriskey | February 6, 2007 | Reply

  5. Mike,
    I screwed up the spelling: it should be Henryk Iwan’ski. Here is the link:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henryk_Iwa%C5%84ski
    Eric.

    Comment by Eric-Odessit | February 7, 2007 | Reply


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