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stevenleser

(32,886 posts)
Wed Aug 12, 2015, 12:54 PM Aug 2015

FYI, my post about the Farrakhan march (updated)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=7069893

Updated to include full text:

I agree with this OP. This is unfortunately not a new problem. If you are Jewish in this day and age

as I am, Farrakhan is hardly the only issue you have to deal with. For instance, I am in favor of the Iran deal. But it is also hard to escape the fact that key members of the Iranian leadership have uttered some harshly anti-Semitic stuff. Not just anti-Israeli stuff, anti-Semitic. So do we Jews say, don't deal with those antisemitic assholes and watch the situation devolve into yet another war? Or a situation in which Iran goes nuclear?

As far as Farrakhan is concerned, being a mixed race person in addition to being Jewish makes Farrakhan's status as a leader in the AA community particularly painful for me. The only solace I take is that outside of these occasional spates of activism, he doesn't seem to have much effect on the country.

But there are many other examples of situations like this that we Jews simply seem to have to deal with. We deal with a torrent of antisemitism all the time all over the place.
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FYI, my post about the Farrakhan march (updated) (Original Post) stevenleser Aug 2015 OP
Very well stated comments. Behind the Aegis Aug 2015 #1

Behind the Aegis

(54,329 posts)
1. Very well stated comments.
Wed Aug 12, 2015, 01:11 PM
Aug 2015

(You can put the body of your post here too. )

There is a certain willful blindness when it comes to anti-Semitism. Some of the same canards we see from the right in regards to issues of race (sometimes sex and sexual orientation), seem to have be accepted on the left when the topic is Jews. E.G. playing the anti-Semitism/Holocaust card. I have seen examples of people using anti-Semitism, claiming it isn't for one reason or another and see that as no different than those who belittle the sexual orientation, real or imagined, of those on the right, as if it magically ceases to be "homophobic" because of the target.

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