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Casual Anti-Semitism

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Someone alerted me to this Twitter status, posted by someone with whom I had argued several months ago. I looked to see if anyone following him had anything to say about it, and no one did – neither positive nor negative.

On what planet is this sort of thing acceptable? Why do people just let this go?

 


  • chester

    Horrible.

  • Max

    For many, it’s easier to look away than taking them on, e.g. “they’ve always been like that” or, “that’s just him or her.” Tacit acceptance leads to numbness until reality hits home and the table’s turned.

  • I have “real” Jewish friends would would find that hilarious, coming from another Jew. So, it might be offensive, but context matters too.

    • Alan Bedenko

      The author of that Tweet is not Jewish.

  • Most of his followers probably either think like him, or think it was meant to be ironic (“hipster racism,”) or anti-Semitism in this case.

  • Careful….Ron Paul might steal that gag for his next newsletter.

  • Jim Holstun

    Truly disgusting–why not post the name of this unabashed Jew hater?

    And a little closer to home, here’s a blog comment that seems to be saying the only good Jew is a dead Jew. Oh no, I made a mistake–make that “Korean” or perhaps “Asian” or “foreigner in general,” not “Jew.” Any thoughts here, Alan? http://blogs.artvoice.com/avdaily/2011/12/28/lincolns-in-north-korea/#comment-27793

    • Alan Bedenko

      You have a point. When I read it, I thought he meant the only good dictator was a dead dictator. I didn’t think of it in racial terms.

  • Eisenbart

    The only things I can take from his tweet is that jews are good with money.

  • I also don’t like the casual racism of “Marcus” who commented on the Cash Mob article regarding someone’s suggestion of GiGi’s:
    http://blogs.artvoice.com/avdaily/2011/12/28/the-buffcashmob-returns/#comment-27733
    coming mighty close to actually saying “whitey.” Ironically, if you click on “Marcus” you’re directed to the website for The Criterion. SMH.

    Promoting east side businesses through racebaiting — yeah, that’s the ticket!!

  • Joseph Coppola

    SHAME ON YOU JIM HOLSTUN! WHEN I SAID THE “ONLY GOD ONE IS A DEAD ONE” I MEAN THAT TIN POT DICTATORS LIKE KIM IL, KADAFFI, SADAM AND THE LIKE. HOW CAN YOU DARE ACCUSE ME OF BEING AN “UNABASHED JEW HATER” YOU NEED TO TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT YOURSELF AND MAYBE SPEND SOME TIME IN THE CHURCH OR TEMPLE OF YOUR CHOICE. SPARE ME. I’VE GOT BLOOD EQUITY IN AMERICA (26 YEARS ON ACTIVE DUTY) HOW ABOUT YOU?

  • floss

    i wonder if he shops at jew seasons! (full disclosure, i am hebrew)