Jews

When I was a kid I didn’t know any Jews. To rephrase, I’m sure I knew people who were Jewish, I just didn’t know that they were. It was really a non-issue in my childhood. It wasn’t until I read The Autobiography of Malcolm X in my teenage years that I was aware that anti-Semitism still existed in the post World War II era. At that time the only acquaintance I had who I knew was Jewish was my classmate Eden Schaeffer. She was a flute player in our marching band and she seemed harmless enough but The Autobiography made me suspect that Jews were running underground presses and burying gold around every corner.

When I was in the brig I was friends with this Jewish guy named Tom Heyward. He didn’t do anything dastardly or particularly take-over-the-world Jewishy. He was quite the normal friend and I was forced to admit that Malcolm X (who I admired then and still do in many respects) was perhaps wrong on the Jewish question. The early 1990s ushered in a new era with old carryovers, such as Ice Cube’s lyrics from “No Vaseline” where he chastises the other members of NWA with “Cuz you let a Jew break up my crew.” Unfortunately being a member of a group that has been discriminated against does not inoculate someone from discriminating against other groups themselves. You would think suffering injustice would make one more cognizant of these things but it doesn’t.

And where am I at on this today? Southpark’s Matt Stone and my favourite philosopher Ayn Rand are both of Jewish lineage (Stone is agnostic and Rand was an atheist). My favorite cognitive scientist Steven Pinker is also of a Jewish background and I have read like three and a half of his books. Please note that if I say Jewish descent or lineage, it’s because many people, upon leaving the Jewish faith, still regard themselves as Jews. But that’s a whole ‘nother issue that is too complex to address here. I also admire and have read books written by the esteemed attorney Alan Dershowitz. I don’t go out of my way to seek out Jewish thinkers, it’s just that they’re all so deliciously crafty. 😀

What I’m getting at, my esteemed homies, is that I don’t agree with demonizing groups of people based on their faith or ethnicity. Now today I read about some cowardice like this. That stuff is so lame. If you really hate somebody don’t write it on their house, have the balls to tell them so in a letter. Put your real name and return address too if you’ve got nothing to be ashamed of. I suspect most of this racist stuff is done in secret because deep down inside the perpetrators know they are wrong. And while you’re at it, your swastika is supposed to be at an angle (to imply forward motion) and green was never the color of the National Socialists. Stupid anti-semitic n00bs.

8 Responses to “Jews”

  1. Phelps says:

    I’m pretty sure that NWA was talking about one particular jew, not jews in general. Like that scene from Fear of a Black Hat. (Paraphrasing from memory, can’t find it on teh interwebs.)

    Nina: People say that your songs are anti-white.

    NWH: Naw, see, people misinterpret our lyrics.

    Nina: Well, in your song Kill Whitey, you say, “wherever you see him, hunt him down…”

    NWA: “KILL WHITEY!” See, that’s what we are talking about. People hear that and think that we want to kill all white people. We are talking about a particular Whitey — Whitey Deluca, our ex-manager. That motherfucker stole about $50 grand from us. And he wasn’t even white, he was kinda olive-complexioned.

  2. R says:

    First version of internet forums IMO.

  3. mexi says:

    Seriously, I’ve wondered if some crimes have been classified as “hate crimes” by accident. Like if someone was beating somebody for the content of his character and just ended up cussing him out in a descriptive sort of way. “You (black, white, gay, crippled) motherfucker!” Sometimes you just happen to be attaching adjectives to the person you’re beating up but that might not even be indicative of the real cause behind the action.

  4. You have fallen prey to the Jewish conspiracy

  5. mexi says:

    Or I’m a double agent.

  6. Phelps says:

    Yeah, most of the time in a fight when a white guy yells N- at the black guy, he doesn’t even really care that the guy is black. He just want to say something that is going to piss the guy off, and that works.

  7. mexi says:

    Yeah. Like if I was beating up someone who looked like Bum Phillips I would say “You Bum Phillips lookin’ mothafucka!” It wouldn’t mean that I hate Bum Phillips. Punish for the assault, it’s next to impossible to distinguish the intent from words, especially in a volatile situation.

  8. I jus drank a whole buncha martinis today at lunch for Christmas with a Jewish friend and everyone said Mer’Christmas and I said, Happy Hanukkah and she looked at me and said thanks! It made me all warm and fuzzy inside, but maybe thas just the vodka. Must go pee. Bye.

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