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The Jews of today have used the slaughter of European Jews during WWII to their advantage. When they find something they disagree with, they pull the race card into play and scream, “anti-Semitism, you are an anti-Semite!” Being labeled as an anti-Semite can be compared to being blacklisted or receiving the kiss of death in society. Consequently, everyone is afraid to criticize the Jews for fear of being blacklisted as anti-Semitic! It is important that people know that it is not anti-Semitic to criticize Jews or the policies of the state of Israel. After all, why shouldn’t Gentiles be able to converse about the Jews or any other people for that matter without being labeled as a racist?

Unknown, EAEC 16 Comments [10/24/2013 3:01:12 AM]
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Bit dramatic, but not untrue, at least as regards criticism of Zionism. See Melanie Phillips, passim.

10/24/2013 4:41:18 AM

Kuno

You see, if you regard one group of people as some kind of hive mind, just because they share an ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or gender, you are a bigot and have prejudices.

So if you use phrases like “The Jews of today have used the slaughter of European Jews during WWII to their advantage.” or “Consequently, everyone is afraid to criticize the Jews for fear of being blacklisted as anti-Semitic!” you are doing exactly that. And the more specific word for someone who is prejudiced against Jews is “Anti-Semit”. Deal with it.

It is important that people know that it is not anti-Semitic to criticize Jews or the policies of the state of Israel.

That sentence is surprisingly correct. It just gets into anti-Semitic territory as soon as you start to throw your critic at “The Jews”, instead of specific Jews. For an example, just see your next sentence…

10/24/2013 5:04:24 AM

Doubting Thomas

Being labeled as an anti-Semite can be compared to being blacklisted or receiving the kiss of death in society.

Gee, I can't understand why society looks down upon those who hate others just for being born into the wrong family.

10/24/2013 6:29:19 AM

JeanP

At last he's not negationnist.

10/24/2013 9:59:42 AM

D Laurier

Sadly there are some jews who do indeed hide behind the holocaust. These cowards are NOT representative of all judaism.
Certainly the racist criminal occupation in Palestine, uses and abuses the holocaust as a political tool to bully the west into alowing zionists to rape and murder native Palestinians (including Palestinian jews) with complete impunity.
Most jews are just plain folks who go to church on saturday, and wash their chicken shnitzel down with the same beer that their christian neighbors wash pork shnitzel down with.


Anti-semitism is the rejection of arabic speaking peoples (aka semites)

10/24/2013 10:43:49 AM

Mech610

First off, I would like to point out the fallacy of linking the entire global Jewish community with Israel. Many of us have no ties to that nation and many of us criticize Netanyahu and his policies as much as other people do. This weird, anti-semitic idea that Jews = Israel and Israel = Jews is unbelievably stupid.

Next, I have to address our resident bigot, D Laurier.

Now, you're going to accuse me of defending Zionism or of 'hiding behind the Holocaust', but as I have done in the past, I'm going to point out that you are an Anti-Semite and you also know very little about the people you claim to have the authority to criticize. The proper word for the Jewish house of worship is 'synagogue' which translates roughly into 'community center'. A synagogue is not a church and they historically have served two different purposes ((While a church is strictly a house of worship, as previously said a synagogue doubled as a community center)). Second, Jews worship on Friday evenings, Saturday mornings and for some Saturday evenings. In Judaism, Saturday is the day of rest and that means that's the day we go to synagogue, Sundays are a work day for Jewish people, and this has translated into the Secular Jewish community as the day when we do not work ((More observant Jews do not even leave the house, go shopping or use the telephone)). Now, I pointed out the fact that you intentionally use the incorrect word for the synagogue as a sign of your disdain for the Jewish people as a whole in a previous thread and was told it wasn't sufficient evidence. However, the fact that you continue to use it and other improper words means that you simply don't care about offending any Jewish person who happens to frequent this site, observant or otherwise. You're an Anti-Semite, and the sooner you admit that fact, the sooner we can all get to showing you the disdain you so rightly deserve.

10/24/2013 4:04:05 PM

Mech610

Cont.

Additionally, pointing out your lack of historical knowledge, 'Semite' does not refer only to Arabic speaking peoples, it refers broadly to all people who come from The Levant and other Semitic language groups. The former includes Arabs, Hebrews ((Jews, especially Ashkenazim, Sephardic and the Proto-Jewish Samaritan peoples)), Assyrians, the Lebanese and Libyans ((Through their unified Phoenician ancestry)) while the latter includes anyone speaking Arabic, Hebrew, Maltese, Aramaic, Tigre, Tigrinya and a host of other tongues from the region. The fact that you refuse to admit that the word refers to anyone from that region including Jewish people proves either your ignorance or your general dislike for everyone that falls under that moniker, at least everyone other than Arabs, apparently.

You have been told off for your bigotry time and time again on this site by numerous people. The fact that you haven't been quoted on this site yourself is nothing short of a wonder to me. And despite being told to cut the crap, like Brendan Rizzo you continue to come back, spewing your open hate and your passive-aggressive bullshit.

From now on, I'm done with you. I'll advise people reading this comment to let you fade into obscurity or else let someone else address your bullshit, but I'm done. Go rot, asshole.

10/24/2013 4:05:16 PM

D Laurier

Mech610.
The day I become a "bigot" I'll personaly join the conservative party.
I'm no more an "anti semite" than I am an "anti slavonic' or a "anti sino-tibetan". I support thr right of arabic speaking peoples to live in their own countrys without fear of the violence of colonial democracy.
The only people that I hate, are the pedophiles who raped me, the pigs who protect them from justice, and the pig lovers who colaborate with pigs.
So go fuck yourself you ignorant little shit pile.

10/25/2013 10:25:04 AM

Mech610

@D Laurier

The fact that you ignored literally everything I said proves my point exactly. It proves your ignorance, your bigotry and your arrogance. Haven't you ever noticed that the bigots never believe themselves to be bigots? Curious that.

I'm sorry for what happened to you, but that doesn't excuse your behavior here, unless all of the pedophiles and police involved were Jewish, Israeli or both what you just did was pull out a non-sequitur in an attempt to gain sympathy. Well, you have my sympathy for what happened, but it still doesn't excuse your behavior or your bigotry and attempting to use the abuse as some kind of weapon or excuse only proves that you don't have a leg to stand on.

10/25/2013 3:04:53 PM

Hasan Prishtina

@#1598571, D Laurier

A demonstration, if ever one was needed, that it is true of a fair number of gentiles rather than Jews who exploit the Holocaust to their own advantage. As Chas Newkey-Burden points out, the problem with the "Jews of all people" argument is that, what it says is as we gentile killed six million of your people, it is you, not us, who need to learn its lessons and you, not us, that need to clean up their act. Newkey-Burden is correct to call this argument "atrocious, spiteful insanity."

I expect no less from D Laurier who has made it his mission to deny the existence, when inconvenient to him, of the nearly 50% of the Jewish population of Israel whose forebears arrived in Israel as refugees fleeing from Arab lands and speaking fluent Arabic, often as their first language. To D Laurier, there is no such thing as a Jewish people and Jewishness can only be expressed through religion. Jewish languages, literature, art and culture that have existed for thousands of years as part of daily life beyond religion, and even in the last two centuries for Jewish atheists, are neither here nor there. The standard for ethnicity that apply to every other people on earth, in D Laurier's eyes, do not apply to the Jews though they do apply to the Palestinians whose origin as a people is far more recent.

10/26/2013 12:55:17 PM

Hasan Prishtina

(continued)

D Laurier's getout from the deserved charge of anti-Semitism is that Arabs are "Semites," that, as Mech610 observes, are speakers of a Semitic language. As this term would have to include speakers of Kabyle (against whom there is much hatred in the Arab world), Maltese and Tigrinya, it becomes absurd. But he is not using this, because he only qualifies Arabs as sufficiently "semitic." The point is, as D Laurier fully intends, to deny peoplehood to Jews. This new "definition," one unknown to pretty much every dictionary and every common usage in the West. (It was, however, familiar before the 1990s to a small circle of the far left as part of the "anti-Zionist" campaign launched by Moscow around 1950 for which several communist countries apologized in 1990 for its anti-Semitism. It continues to this day among Arab nationalists and their apologists of far left and far right in the West, such as D Laurier).

An example of D Laurier not being a bigot or hating anyone in any way (D Laurier, Comment #1515844, 3/15/2013 4:15:18):

Zionism is judaism the way that naziism is christianity.
Indeed zionism itself is a christian ideology that still holds jews as a single monolithic mass of mindless pawns to fullfill prophecy.
It intimidates and exploits jews into helping it bring about the end of the world, but is holds individual jews in contempt.
You are like those christian boys who marched east on the glorous crusade of 1941, buying the racist shit they had been spoon fed by Gobbels. They thought they were some "aryan race", going to "redeem" the land Gott gave to Germany. And cleanse it of the "infection" of the "lesser races".


The "you" in this quote (me) lives in a Muslim country and most of his friends are Muslim. As with "anti-Semite," "bigot" and "hatred" must have some definition unknown to the rest of us.

10/26/2013 1:33:26 PM

Hasan Prishtina

@Mech610

Kol hakavod to you for your draught of reason faced with such hatred. On the linguistic front, Greek and Armenian are Indo-European languages, though both, like Albanian, are in groups on their own. Kurdish is another Indo-European language related to Iranian languages. Turkish is a Turkic language, like those of the Caucasus, Central and North Asia such as Azeri, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Uygur and Yakut. Semitic languages are spoken in Europe, North and East Africa.

10/26/2013 1:42:09 PM

Mech610

@Hasan Prishtina

And thank you for being, perhaps, a bit more eloquent than me in responding.

As for the languages, it would seem that the list I was reading requires some serious updating then. Linguistics isn't exactly my forte, you see, so I sought out other sources. It claimed that Greek, Turkish, Kurdish and Armenian had a 'relationship with' the Semitic language group and I basically assumed that to mean that they were considered a part of the group. I have edited my post accordingly to make it accurate but acknowledge my error.

10/26/2013 3:27:47 PM

Sangfroid

Here's the thing: for many Jews, the defining moment of their lives was and is the Holocaust. I have spoken to a number who have no family history past 1945. So this notion that the Jews should just get past is not going to happen. The world let it happen, the world has to deal with it.

10/28/2013 3:43:53 AM



Let me see the problem with the equation. Many of their people in previous generations were killed thanks to the lies you are spreading. And they feel that those person spreading the same lies today are a danger again to their well being. How suprising!!!

10/28/2013 8:21:16 AM



@Kuno

You see, if you regard one group of people as some kind of hive mind, just because they share an ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or gender, you are a bigot and have prejudices.

But everyone here does this.

10/30/2013 6:33:30 AM
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