Q:I am The Unrecorded Man and for a long time you have had one of my posts on your site as an example of anti-semitism. Whoever posted it here has clearly not read the post in question or read any of my other pro-Jewish posts. I am a huge fan of what Jews have achieved in this world and that was the whole point of the post. You could label me anti-Muslim but as far as I know, Muslim is not a race. Please consider taking down this post as it makes me look like an anti-semite and you look foolish.
Hi I asked you to take this down a few days ago. I closed my Tumblr account months ago but still use the same name on another site. My post is pro-Jewish. I feel Jews are good at what they do and are of above average intelligence, which is why they tend to succeed in the world. If other ethnicities were as good at the skills required for the modern world, then they would be on top instead. This was the point of my post. Please could you now take down this slur against The Unrecorded Man? Thanks.
If you can’t see why your post was offensive to Jews, then it deserves to be here. I revisited it on your Wordpress site and was as disgusted (if not more) by your commentary about Jewish people while comparing us to African-Americans and other races.
Race is a social construct. It does not truly exist. It is the idea that a larger culture and genetic identity exists solely based on the color of your skin, which is entirely untrue and easily debunkable. All that race really is, is an anthropological distinction that ultimately makes little sense. Secondly, even if it were quantifiable: Jews are not a race. To call the Jewish people a race is an intensely antisemitic act in and of itself. The idea of Jews as a race came about during the rise of Social Darwinism at the turn of the 20th century, when one would easily hear talk of the “Russian,” “Jewish,” “Italian,” and of course “Asian” and “Negro” races.
Over the course of time, but particularly after WWII where racial science fell by the wayside, Eastern Europeans and Italians lost the distinction of being different (and lesser) races of mankind. Especially with the rise of the concept of ethnicity rather than race as a classifier. Jews retained it well past that time and into the modern day in some societies, and that’s not even touching on the problematic aspects and evolution of the other two racial categories I listed.
So no, to me? You are an antisemite. You don’t even understand what a Jewish person is and your fetishize us as an model minority to pin against others who have had much more difficult odds in Western society.
Short answer: You know where to kiss it; you belong here, you antisemitic racial fetishist. Have a nice day.
Q:That awkward moment when most Jews in Israel aren't ethnic Israelites and are simply Ashkenazi European converts...
Actually, the majority of Israelis are Sephardim or Mizrahim. Try again.
sorry french hag sameah
English Language Version: http://www.danielpipes.org/4990/arab-israeli-fatalities-rank-49th
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Q:Why would you consider criticism of the government of Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza anti-semitic?
I have never said this, primarily because I don’t believe that at all. However, most criticisms of Israel veer directly into antisemitism because people fail to make a clear distinction between Israeli government policy and Israelis as a people.
Or worse, make all Jews responsible for the government of Israel.
Jew-loving? Honey, no. No. I’m a Jewess. Your kind ran off with my Jewish family and made beautiful babies together and thus came me. I chose this for myself instead of gentile culture and I’d rather be a Jew for the rest of my days than subscribe to such a goyische concept as Nazism. And I’m about 98% positive that I’m still whiter than you which makes this all the funnier under all your White Power slogans and Heil Hitlers.
Put down the Internet Badass persona you’re touting because you’re a Neo-Nazi trying to expose the great Jewish menace on Tumblr of all locales. What would we do without your immense courage and conviction in such a dire place, sir? What’s even worse, is you aren’t even witty about it. What a shame. I enjoy a clever troll much more than a heavy-headed brute.
Oh, and tumblr staff who monitor for hate speech watch this blog. So good luck being around long enough to make the list. Oops?
Ginger Mae needs help with the rising costs of her medical care!
In April of 2010, I lost my feline companion of nearly ten years, Nikko, to untreatable liver cancer. It completely devastated me. Once I was able to recover from that horrible loss, I found a humble ad on Petfinder describing a calico cat who was in need of a home. My remaining cat, Lana, needed a new companion and I too fell in love with her image and her personality as it was written out. As such, I adopted Ginger Mae on May 8th, 2010 from a local rescue called Animal Angels ran by an amazing woman named Suzanne. Since then, Ginger has been both a constant companion and a source of amusement in my life. She has never been normal and I’d never pray for her to be.
It’s now March 2013 and I’m not ready to lose another cat, especially not Ginger Mae.
Earlier this week (March 11th or so), Ginger started to not feel herself. She became lethargic, distant and started showing the signs of anemia along with pain. She was taken to the vet and through bloodwork and x-rays, it has been determined that her metabolic levels are off, her spleen has done some traveling in her body cavity, and that she has some sort of mass pushing her intestines to the side. We are not sure what any of that means yet, and we’re already at a pretty hefty bill. And we’re probably going to have to tag another $400 onto it for an ultrasound and then possibly also the cost of surgery.
I’m a full time college student who is lucky to get forty hours a month at my PT job. I have little of value. When we took her to the vet, I figured that the costs would probably be much lower than what they’ve turned out to be even now. But I’m terrified about the possibility of losing Ginger, too, and what that would mean for both me and my other animals. She is a service animal for me, a companion for Lana, and a surrogate mother for a kitten I took in last year who was dumped on a freeway. She’s vastly important to my family and to me, and I want to be able to bring her home.
All the funds raised on this indiegogo will go towards her care. Anything above and beyond the cost of her care will be donated directly to Animal Angels and Suzanne, the woman who introduced me to her. It will go towards the care of other felines at the rescue, helping them get the care they need in order to get adopted into forever homes of their own. Because while Ginger got a home, and needs help now, there’s always other animals who need the same. So you’re not just helping her, but all of them.
Anything is appreciated and with your help Ginger will get her heath back along with a plethora of pets from people who have supported her through this journey.
Please, please, please promote this. I need all the help I can get.
Q:I was wondering if you could tell me anything about the phrase "self-hating Jew"--where'd it come from, how come nobody seems to talk about "internalized antisemitism" like they talk about "internalized misogyny/racism/etc," and why does it seem to be a (very serious--like I would never call anyone an SHJ except Gilad Atzmon) criticism of the Jewish person themself? Thanks in advance. :)
The “self-hating Jew” trope is basically a Jew who has internalized antisemitism. And it happens, but it’s fairly uncommon amongst the greater Jewish population, though it’s thrown about as an insult or criticism fairly often from various Jews to another who don’t live up to the former’s standards of Judaism.
It started as a term to decry Reform Judaism as abandoning Jewish principles. Later, the term got its modern usage from Nazi philosophy. It described Jews who has entirely assimilated into gentile culture and tried to distance themselves from their Jewish kin. This may or may not involve outright conversions to another religion. A good and historical example would be Irène Némirovsky, author of Suite Francaise.
It experienced a resurgence after that point. The first in regards to Soviet Jewry and later in response to Jewish rejecting Zionism. As a term, and especially since that point, it has always been used as a a means to shut down discourse and conversation amongst Jewish populations. Or in gentle-jew discussions in which the Jewish side does not adhere to the gentile’s standards of what Jewish thought and opinion should be.