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Do you find that people still try to accuse Jews of being the bigots when you bring this up?

I frequently notice this tactic when I try to discuss anti-Semitism.

I find it odd that some folks insist on bringing up Jewish people and attempt to vilify THEM whenever we discuss anti-Semitism.

Why would anyone want to distract people from focusing on the fact that anti-Semitism and hate crimes are on the rise in Trump's Amerikkka? Why accuse Jews of bigotry when the subject is bigotry and hatred against Jews?

That's what Trump and other anti-Semitic bigots did on Holocaust Remembrance Day - they didn't acknowledge that Jews were the focus. They refused to even mention them by name and tried to deflect by bringing up others who were also killed in camps. In fact I believe the ADL called them out on it. Despicable.

That's actually the same thing racists do when confronted with facts about racism - they try to turn it around on POC. I find that's a common tactic whenever racism against Obama is discussed - the deplorables accuse the president of being the racist.

Whenever bigotry is the topic it seems there's always at least one person who will point their finger at the black/Jewish/Hispanic/Muslim man and claim HE'S the one who has a problem - even when it's being discussed on a liberal forum.

Interesting.

We have a long way to go, my friend.

I'm happy to be back and thrilled to see you're still fighting the good fight.




Posted by beam me up scottie | Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:16 PM (0 replies)

Thanks for collecting all of this information and breaking it down.

This is an excellent resource and it's going to come in handy. Is it okay if I cite it elsewhere?


Posted by beam me up scottie | Sun Mar 19, 2017, 02:46 AM (1 replies)

Religious homophobes and misogynists often claim criticism of their intolerance is bigotry.

You see this all the time on the internet, even Trump fans have picked up on this tactic and try to label liberals as the intolerant ones.

Marginalized groups are the "real" oppressors in their world and they're the victims.

If you believe it's acceptable to restrict the rights of others because you think they're less deserving, inferior or less human than you are then you're a bigot.

Posted by beam me up scottie | Sat Mar 18, 2017, 08:11 PM (1 replies)

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