Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Anti Semitism in the news

StrategyPage discusses the Saudi money pushing anti Semitism and hatred of other religions.
One of the poorly covered stories on the news.

They also have a book review of Lincoln and the Jews...
not just on a personal level, but stopping institutional racism:

most celebrated intercession on behalf of Jews was his revocation, as soon as he learned of it, of General Ulysses S. Grant’s notorious General Orders No. 11 that expelled “Jews as a class” from the territory then under his command. (Purportedly directed at peddlers, the entire Jewish community of Paducah, Kentucky was forced out of their homes; it was one of their number who had traveled to the White House.)
If you read the entire review, it seems the Lincoln was using Jewish peddlers as spies, so Grant's suspicion had some basis in reality: what he got wrong was which side they were spying for.

Yes, anti Semitism was big back then (so was anti Catholicism). But again it is rarely covered.


One frequently reads stories of swastikas being painted on synagogues in the US, but now a Swastika is being blamed for the race protests at one university.
Presumably the perpetrator thought Sammy Davis Jr lived in the dorm I guess.

Or maybe not: the entire kerfuffle just might be based on an urban legend not reality:

Multiple activists on Twitter pointed to this photo as proof that the incident occurred as reported, but a Google search for the same imageshows that it has been floating around the Internet for nearly a year. Areddit thread from November of 2014 appears to contain the earliest publication of the photo in question, meaning that it most certainly does not constitute proof of the incident alleged to have occurred at Mizzou on October 24, 2015.

and the really bad news in all of this?

Well, I'm old enough to remember that the narcissistic demonstrators of the 1960's resulted in Nixon getting elected.
I'm just sayin'...

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