Friday, May 18, 2007

Sorry for the two week lapse...

...It's amazing how time flies when you're not having fun, either.

Under the "I told you so" file, I would like to add the following:

ADL Survey in Five European Countries Finds Anti-Semitic Attitudes Rising

Strong Support For Sanctions Against Iran;
Opposition To Aid To Palestinians With Hamas In Government

"Jerusalem, Israel, May 14, 2007 … A large number of Europeans continue to be infected with anti-Jewish attitudes, holding on to the classical anti-Semitic canards and conspiracy theories that have dogged Jews through the centuries, according to a new poll released by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today..."

Instead of putting the blame for social problem in Europe squarely where it belongs, on Muslims who came to their countries never intending to assimilate into western culture and harboring a political agenda, Europeans blame the Jews.

What a surprise. Jews don't have any oil, so they're expendable. Those with the oil must be appeased at all costs - so of course, Israel gets thrown to the dogs. Again.

Some "highlights" of the poll results include the following idiotic beliefs:

"High levels of those surveyed still believe in the traditional anti-Jewish canard that "Jews have too much power in the business world." Overall, nearly 39% of all respondents believe this stereotype to be true...

"Similarly, respondents still adhere to the notion that "Jews have too much power in international financial markets." Overall, 44% cling to the traditional stereotype...

"Large portions of the European public continue to believe that Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust. Overall, 47% of those surveyed believe it is "probably true." In fact, a plurality of respondents in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Spain believe this notion to be true...

So shut up about the Holocaust already - they're tired of it, I guess.

"Overall, 20% of those surveyed continue to blame Jews for the death of Jesus..."

Of course, since God planned it from the beginning of time, I would think God would be to blame here, wouldn't you?

The article goes on to point out that these views are what gives supposed legitimacy to antisemitic views and the rise in violence against Jews all over Europe.

Question, class: Who thinks this isn't true in America?

Who thinks Americans don't also hold these views?

Who thinks violence against Jews can't or won't happen here?

Do you really think your nice friends and neighbors won't turn on you if the economy tanks or something dreadful happens here or in the middle east - even though the Muslims will be the perpetrators?

After all, the evil Jews made them do it. If we were gone, why, all the Muslims would just go back to living in their own dirt and leave the West alone, wouldn't they?

Why, they'd take all their illegal slaves and go home to kill and oppress their women instead of doing it here, wouldn't they?

The rest came to the West to have freedom of religion and tolerance, didn't they? They don't want Sharia installed here, do they?

Right. You keep telling yourself that. Repeat it over and over until you believe it completely - because that mirage is all there is between you and a very ugly reality.

And Americans don't like reality - it interferes with their partying.

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