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Wed Mar 4, 2020, 03:48 PM

Polish lawmaker: Natural selection at Auschwitz made Jews powerful

Arutz Sheva
March 4, 2020
By: Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/276828

A far-right lawmaker in Poland said that natural selection in pogroms have made Jews powerful, and that “there are theories” that rabbis provoked violence to achieve this. Janusz Korwin-Mikke made the comment in an interview for the Polsat channel last week about the coronavirus, the Do Rzeczy newspaper reported Wednesday. “Jews are now powerful because they had pogroms,” he said. “As a result of pogroms, the strongest and the most gifted survived. This is a warning to anti-Semites: That is why Jews are powerful, because they had pogroms. There are even theories that rabbis deliberately provoke pogroms precisely so that Jews survive and then there is natural selection.”

Korwin-Mikke, a former lawmaker in the European Parliament and a leader of the Confederation Liberty and Independence party, has a history of making anti-Semitic statements and stunts. Last year, he slipped a kippah on the head of a state secretary while she was speaking at a televised debate that Korwin-Mikke also attended. Also in 2019, he aired a conspiracy theory about Jews while commenting on reports in the Israeli media on a custom in which residents of the town of Pruchnik beat with sticks an effigy of an Orthodox Jew representing Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Jesus.

Korwin-Mikke’s party has 11 seats out of 466 in the Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament.

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MosheFeingold Mar 4 OP
raging moderate Mar 4 #1
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Behind the Aegis Mar 4 #4
raging moderate Mar 4 #7
MosheFeingold Mar 5 #10
raging moderate Mar 5 #11
Behind the Aegis Mar 4 #3
MosheFeingold Mar 4 #5
sandensea Mar 4 #8
COLGATE4 Mar 4 #6
grossproffit Mar 5 #9

Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 03:58 PM

1. Do we have a vomiting emoji?

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 04:28 PM

2. HA! n/t

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 05:31 PM

4. Yes.. :puke:

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 08:05 PM

7. Thank you. I didn't see it.



I am rocking and shivering here. I apologize to all Jewish people on behalf of the rest of the world. My great-grandfather was a Methodist Episcopal minister. He left word that his Jewish rabbi friends were always very generous in answering his questions about the the Torah and the prophets and the Hebrew language. And I grew up in a neighborhood with many Jewish families, mostly very kind and friendly. Years later, in a time if difficulty, I found myself stuck for awhile in a remote rural Illinois town, where I found a number of vicious little racist white supremacist crypto-nazis exercising surreptitious control of the town government and the school. They displayed their self-pitying delusions of crafty Jews scheming against them. When I told them I had grown up among Jews, they grilled me, trying to prove that all Jews are rich. I told them, "No, I saw many poor Jews. But I will tell you what I never saw: I never saw a stupid Jew. I never saw an ignorant Jew. I never saw a racist Jew. I never saw a malicious Jew." Well, that was slightly indiscreet of me. Before it was over, they were targeting my job and even my children. Thank God, I found a job elsewhere and got out of there, leaving no forwarding address. Oh, boy, did I ever learn to appreciate my good old mixed inner-city Chicago neighborhood! So much good has come from Jewish people, and this good has spread widely. These other people have allowed evil to take root in their souls. This evil will be resisted.

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 05:16 PM

10. Well

"But I will tell you what I never saw: I never saw a stupid Jew. I never saw an ignorant Jew. I never saw a racist Jew. I never saw a malicious Jew.""

You clearly never met my brother-in-law, of sorta-blessed memory. He was stupid, ignorant, and racist. A good provider and a good father, somehow. I think mainly because he worked hard, all the time. And he loved my sister.

He was also not particularly malicious, but we have plenty of those, too: Epstein (the one who didn't kill himself) and Madoff come to mind.

We're just people.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 09:55 PM

11. See? And modest, too!

Yeah, you are right. I just lost my temper with them. Long ago and far away, now.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 05:31 PM

3. Not surprising.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 05:43 PM

5. I wonder if this guys name

Translates to “Jimmy the Greek”

(Same theory; different bigot and target for those too young to remember)

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 08:23 PM

8. He puts the anus in Janusz, that's for sure

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Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 07:32 PM

6. Ordinarily I would write crap like this off as

simply the run of the mill anti-Jewish bigotry but coming from a Poliish lawmaker gives it a whole other dimension. Poland has an unfortunate history of antisemitism and the Poles understand pogroms very well. It's no accident that all of the Nazi extermination camps (the death camps, as opposed to the concentration camps) were located in Poland.

Some things never change.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 02:07 PM

9. Despicable. Evil.

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