Monday, June 21, 2010

Oh How I Yearn For The Anti-Semites of Yore

A Guest Post By E. Fink

There is a healthy nostalgia built into Judaism. "Chadesh yameni k'kedem" we say. Of course, like any good thing, too much nostalgia is a bad thing. After reading the famous case of Brandenburg v. Ohio I find myself pining for the anti-Jewish sentiment as expressed in 60's as opposed to today.

Brandenburg was a Ku Klux Klan leader in Ohio. At a KKK rally, men dressed in robes and hoods burned a cross and made public declarations of hate. Among their offensive epithets:
"Bury the n****", "Freedom for the whites", "Let's get them back to the dark garden",
(see FN1 in the Court opinion for the complete list) all clearly anti-black statements that are highly offensive.

Of course, no good KKK rally is complete without some anti-Jewish fun as well. These KKK Jew haters proclaimed:
"Send the Jews back to Israel"
Today's anti-Jewish proclamations are more likely to echo Helen Thomas and say "Get the Jews out of Israel".

Oh how I yearn for the anti-semites of yore. They were so much nicer to us...

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