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Rockntractor
11-04-2011, 09:48 PM
Survey Finds Anti-Semitic Attitudes Rising

Updated: Friday, 04 Nov 2011, 7:19 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 04 Nov 2011, 7:11 PM EDT

MYFOXNY.COM STAFF REPORT

MYFOXNY.COM - Swastikas were found painted on the facades of the Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst branches of the Queens Library and on the door of Congregation Tifereth Israel on Thursday.

The Anti-Defamation League today condemned the anti-Semitic graffiti. The ADL says there were 133 anti-Jewish incidents reported across New York City in 2010.

A nationwide ADL survey released just yesterday found that anti-Semitic attitudes have risen in America.

The ADL survey found that 15 percent of Americans - nearly 35 million adults - hold deeply anti-Semitic views. That's up three percent from 2009.

"The fact that anti-Semitic attitudes have increased significantly over the past two years is troubling and raises questions about the impact of broader trends in America - financial insecurity, social uncertainty, the decline in civility and the growth of polarization - on attitudes toward Jews," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.

Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/hate-crimes-at-queens-libraries-and-jewish-temple-20111104-lgf#ixzz1cn87ubYo


I'm surprised an outraged Wei didn't post this.:confused:

Odysseus
11-04-2011, 10:56 PM
I'm surprised an outraged Wei didn't post this.:confused:

I'm not. The left has always demonstrated serious Antisemitism, whether it's a paranoid rant about Jews orchestrating the financial crisis at OWS (and too many other occupations to be simply coincidental), Marx's attacks on Jews in his writings, the German National Socialist Workers' Party initiating the Holocaust or black liberation theologians blaming Jews for black poverty and other social ills. Judaism is the foundation of Western Civilization, and those who would take down the west must start with taking down the Jews.

noonwitch
11-07-2011, 02:10 PM
I've never understood why people hate jews. My grandpa always hated jews until he found out he was only a generation removed from being one himself. Pretty much every jewish person I've ever met has been someone I liked. I can only think of one exception, and he's a scumbag of a lawyer.



My late aunt was a life-long renter, never owned a home. She used to tell us she always rented in communities with a large jewish population because they had the best public schools, and the landlords maintained good rental properties.

The only person I currently know who hates jews is my crazy black friend in Chicago. I wouldn't even say that she hates jews, because she doesn't, but she does think that they control all the money in the world. I used to know someone who hated jews because "they killed Jesus", but she is no longer with the agency, as they say.

Odysseus
11-07-2011, 02:48 PM
I used to know someone who hated jews because "they killed Jesus", but she is no longer with the agency, as they say.

We did not kill Jesus. We had some Italians do it. :D

When you think of Judaism throughout history, you think of Moses, one of the first lawgivers in history, David, a warrior who defeated larger and stronger opponents, Solomon, one of the wisest kings in history, and a host of intellectuals, scholars and entrepreneurs. NBA all-stars, not so much. But the critical thing is that those who hate Jews hate our reliance on, and respect for, law, our ability to punch above our weight, our reverence for scholarship and philosophy and our business accumen. In other words, they hate the rule of law, courage, intelligence and capitalism, all of the things that make us an integral part of western civilization.

noonwitch
11-07-2011, 05:01 PM
We did not kill Jesus. We had some Italians do it. :D

When you think of Judaism throughout history, you think of Moses, one of the first lawgivers in history, David, a warrior who defeated larger and stronger opponents, Solomon, one of the wisest kings in history, and a host of intellectuals, scholars and entrepreneurs. NBA all-stars, not so much. But the critical thing is that those who hate Jews hate our reliance on, and respect for, law, our ability to punch above our weight, our reverence for scholarship and philosophy and our business accumen. In other words, they hate the rule of law, courage, intelligence and capitalism, all of the things that make us an integral part of western civilization.


I pointed that out to her, that the Romans killed Jesus. I told her that although other cultures than the Romans crucified people, the Romans were the only people in the Israel of 33 AD to do so. She also thinks that The Passion Of The Christ is based on New Testament scripture. I told her that it was based on the mystic vision of a nun, many centuries after the events of the gospels-she thought I was messing with her, because she also hates catholics and thinks they are not really christians. She is not a good representative of the Assemblies of God denomination, I really hope most of their membership is smarter than she is.

But, she is no longer my coworker. I am grateful for that.

Bailey
11-07-2011, 05:48 PM
I pointed that out to her, that the Romans killed Jesus. I told her that although other cultures than the Romans crucified people, the Romans were the only people in the Israel of 33 AD to do so. She also thinks that The Passion Of The Christ is based on New Testament scripture. I told her that it was based on the mystic vision of a nun, many centuries after the events of the gospels-she thought I was messing with her, because she also hates catholics and thinks they are not really christians. She is not a good representative of the Assemblies of God denomination, I really hope most of their membership is smarter than she is.

But, she is no longer my coworker. I am grateful for that.

Well the Romans killed Christ on the orders of certain jews but I am not one of those that hate either peoples because that was God's plan to save my Soul so how can anyone hate them?

CueSi
11-07-2011, 05:54 PM
I had a BAD case of matzo ball fever till college. I nearly lost my chastity to one. And my best customers when I was a dancer were Jewish dudes, they liked being able to go from talking to the Dolphins to the New York Times book reviews and back again and not having to break stuff down for the stupid. I know 1/4 of the money I made some nights was due to them. . .so, yeah. They still rock in my book.

~QC

Odysseus
11-07-2011, 06:22 PM
Well the Romans killed Christ on the orders of certain jews but I am not one of those that hate either peoples because that was God's plan to save my Soul so how can anyone hate them?
Like I said, we contracted it out to some Italians. :D

I had a BAD case of matzo ball fever till college. I nearly lost my chastity to one. And my best customers when I was a dancer were Jewish dudes, they liked being able to go from talking to the Dolphins to the New York Times book reviews and back again and not having to break stuff down for the stupid. I know 1/4 of the money I made some nights was due to them. . .so, yeah. They still rock in my book.

~QC
Matzoh ball fever? Never heard it referred to as that before. :D

Wei Wu Wei
11-07-2011, 07:00 PM
I've never understood why people hate jews. My grandpa always hated jews until he found out he was only a generation removed from being one himself. Pretty much every jewish person I've ever met has been someone I liked. I can only think of one exception, and he's a scumbag of a lawyer.



My late aunt was a life-long renter, never owned a home. She used to tell us she always rented in communities with a large jewish population because they had the best public schools, and the landlords maintained good rental properties.

The only person I currently know who hates jews is my crazy black friend in Chicago. I wouldn't even say that she hates jews, because she doesn't, but she does think that they control all the money in the world. I used to know someone who hated jews because "they killed Jesus", but she is no longer with the agency, as they say.

It confused me a lot growing up too. I never knew if there were any Jewish people at my school as a kid. I never heard any forms of anti-semitism as a child either. Other forms of prejudice, however, I was very familiar with. I heard racism against blacks, latinos, whites, and asians on a regular basis. I heard anti-Catholic remarks, strong anti-atheist sentiments, rampant homophobia, and so on. In my teen years I became strongly opposed to these types of prejudices because I had seen it around me so much growing up. I felt I understood why people became homophobic or racist, even if I could not sympathize with those feelings.

Anti-semitism always confused me though. I could never understand why anyone would feel prejudice against Jewish people. I still feel like I've never seen much anti-semitism in my life, but I have become interested in the phenomenon. I've become curious about how ideology functions and how propaganda functions, so naturally anti-semitism is an interesting mindset. Anti-semitism has appeared in many cultures in many times in many different situations, it's a unique phenomenon.

Rockntractor
11-07-2011, 07:11 PM
Wei, taking the obvious and turning it into confusion since January 2010.

Wei Wu Wei
11-07-2011, 07:16 PM
Wei, taking the obvious and turning it into confusion since January 2010.

I'm honored.

Socrates was known for the same. :)

Zathras
11-07-2011, 08:48 PM
I'm honored.

Socrates was known for the same. :)

But Socrates is at least worth reading...you, not so much.

Odysseus
11-07-2011, 11:52 PM
It confused me a lot growing up too. I never knew if there were any Jewish people at my school as a kid. I never heard any forms of anti-semitism as a child either. Other forms of prejudice, however, I was very familiar with. I heard racism against blacks, latinos, whites, and asians on a regular basis. I heard anti-Catholic remarks, strong anti-atheist sentiments, rampant homophobia, and so on. In my teen years I became strongly opposed to these types of prejudices because I had seen it around me so much growing up. I felt I understood why people became homophobic or racist, even if I could not sympathize with those feelings.

Anti-semitism always confused me though. I could never understand why anyone would feel prejudice against Jewish people. I still feel like I've never seen much anti-semitism in my life, but I have become interested in the phenomenon. I've become curious about how ideology functions and how propaganda functions, so naturally anti-semitism is an interesting mindset. Anti-semitism has appeared in many cultures in many times in many different situations, it's a unique phenomenon.

Perhaps you should have read Marx. He had a fine loathing of Judaism. From his essay, On The Jewish Question (http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1844/jewish-question/):


The monotheism of the Jew, therefore, is in reality the polytheism of the many needs, a polytheism which makes even the lavatory an object of divine law. Practical need, egoism, is the principle of civil society, and as such appears in pure form as soon as civil society has fully given birth to the political state. The god of practical need and self-interest is money.

Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist. Money degrades all the gods of man – and turns them into commodities. Money is the universal self-established value of all things. It has, therefore, robbed the whole world – both the world of men and nature – of its specific value. Money is the estranged essence of man’s work and man’s existence, and this alien essence dominates him, and he worships it.

The god of the Jews has become secularized and has become the god of the world. The bill of exchange is the real god of the Jew. His god is only an illusory bill of exchange.

And this:


Since in civil society the real nature of the Jew has been universally realized and secularized, civil society could not convince the Jew of the unreality of his religious nature, which is indeed only the ideal aspect of practical need. Consequently, not only in the Pentateuch and the Talmud, but in present-day society we find the nature of the modern Jew, and not as an abstract nature but as one that is in the highest degree empirical, not merely as a narrowness of the Jew, but as the Jewish narrowness of society.

Once society has succeeded in abolishing the empirical essence of Judaism – huckstering and its preconditions – the Jew will have become impossible, because his consciousness no longer has an object, because the subjective basis of Judaism, practical need, has been humanized, and because the conflict between man’s individual-sensuous existence and his species-existence has been abolished.

The social emancipation of the Jew is the emancipation of society from Judaism.

CueSi
11-07-2011, 11:57 PM
Matzoh ball fever? Never heard it referred to as that before. :D

Yeah ,because it's more commonly applied to Jewish women (Scarlett Johannsen, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weicz) than Jewish men - - though they are no slouches in that department- - see Adrien Brody, James Franco, Josh Charles, Jason Isaacs, Robert Downey, Jr. ,and Bryan Greenberg for notable examples.

Especially Bryan Greenberg... heavens, what a hot piece of ass.

~QC

Apache
11-07-2011, 11:59 PM
We did not kill Jesus. We had some Italians do it. :D

When you think of Judaism throughout history, you think of Moses, one of the first lawgivers in history, David, a warrior who defeated larger and stronger opponents, Solomon, one of the wisest kings in history, and a host of intellectuals, scholars and entrepreneurs. NBA all-stars, not so much. But the critical thing is that those who hate Jews hate our reliance on, and respect for, law, our ability to punch above our weight, our reverence for scholarship and philosophy and our business accumen. In other words, they hate the rule of law, courage, intelligence and capitalism, all of the things that make us an integral part of western civilization.

Ummm...

Jesus was supposed to be "killed", that was the Lord's plan... who did it, doesn't matter....AMIRIGHT?

Odysseus
11-08-2011, 09:09 AM
Yeah ,because it's more commonly applied to Jewish women (Scarlett Johannsen, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weicz) than Jewish men - - though they are no slouches in that department- - see Adrien Brody, James Franco, Josh Charles, Jason Isaacs, Robert Downey, Jr. ,and Bryan Greenberg for notable examples.

Especially Bryan Greenberg... heavens, what a hot piece of ass.

~QC
Sounds like we need an updated Hannukah Song from Adam Sandler.

Ummm...

Jesus was supposed to be "killed", that was the Lord's plan... who did it, doesn't matter....AMIRIGHT?

You're asking the wrong guy, goy. :D