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There have of course been horrible anti-Semitic crimes committed in this vast country by white male rightists, such as the recent Pittsburgh murders and in 2014 an attack on a Jewish center in the Midwest that wound up murdering several gentile visitors.

But, what about in well-documented New York City? From the New York Times:

Is It Safe to Be Jewish in New York?

By Ginia Bellafante, Oct. 31, 2018

Just past midnight on May 1, a young rabbinical student was walking home on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn when he thought he was being followed. A moment after that intuition struck, two men grabbed him, threw him against a car and started punching him.

The victim had dropped a box containing $200, meant for charity, but the money went untouched. The student, it seemed, was attacked because he was overheard speaking Hebrew on his cellphone. His two assailants were indicted on assault and hate crime charges.

No other American city is more closely associated with Jewish identity than New York or more adamantly imagines itself as the capital of liberalism’s most cherished values of tolerance, acceptance and diversity.

And yet, at the same time, New York has become an increasingly unsettling place to be Jewish. The first inkling of this emerged several days after the 2016 presidential election when swastikas and the phrase “Go Trump” showed up on playground equipment in Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights.

And how can we forget the swastikas found scrawled behind the locked doors of the women’s dorm at the New School for Social Research in Greenwich Village that Matthew Yglesias assumed was just part of the pro-Trump mobs attacking Jews in the street that he had predicted Trump’s election would bring? It was never clear to Yglesias’s readers whether the pro-Trump Nazis were embedded all along in the women’s dorm of the New School or whether the Trump Nazis had infiltrated past its security systems. But one thing, you can be sure, it couldn’t have been a Hate Hoax, because those aren’t a Thing.

But, in fact, anti-Semitism was already quietly on the rise. For several years now, expressions of anti-Jewish sentiment have made up the preponderance of hate crime complaints in the city.

Contrary to what are surely the prevailing assumptions, anti-Semitic incidents have constituted half of all hate crimes in New York this year, according to the Police Department. To put that figure in context, there have been four times as many crimes motivated by bias against Jews — 142 in all — as there have against blacks. Hate crimes against Jews have outnumbered hate crimes targeted at transgender people by a factor of 20.

Within the course of a few days this month, a swastika showed up on an Upper West Side corner and two ultra-Orthodox men were attacked on the street in Hasidic neighborhoods in Brooklyn in separate incidents. In one of them, according to the police and prosecutors, a Muslim livery driver jumped out of a car and started beating up his victim, seemingly at random, yelling “Allah.” (Just this week, more swastikas appeared in advance of Halloween on Garden Place, a popular trick-or-treating spot in Brooklyn Heights.)

But the killjoys at the well-funded New York Police Department ask basic cop questions and then keep careful statistics on what they find out:

If anti-Semitism bypasses consideration as a serious problem in New York, it is to some extent because it refuses to conform to an easy narrative with a single ideological enemy. During the past 22 months, not one person caught or identified as the aggressor in an anti-Semitic hate crime has been associated with a far right-wing group, Mark Molinari, commanding officer of the police department’s Hate Crimes Task Force, told me.

Emphasis mine.

“I almost wish it was sometimes more clear cut,’’ he said. “It’s every identity targeting every identity.”

Of course, not everyone is caught. And, obviously, white supremacists are driving anti-Semitic rhetoric online. It is just that sort of hate speech that the Anti-Defamation League views as largely responsible for the near doubling in bias incidents toward Jewish children in schools across the country last year.

In fact, it is the varied backgrounds of people who commit hate crimes in the city that make combating and talking about anti-Semitism in New York much harder.

A related issue is that bias stemming from longstanding ethnic tensions in the city presents complexities that many liberals have chosen simply to ignore. “When we were growing up in Harlem our demoralizing series of landlords were Jewish, and we hated them.” So begins an essay by James Baldwin that appeared in The New York Times in 1967 titled “Negroes Are Anti-Semitic Because They’re Anti-White.”

Of course, things are completely different on the landlord-tenant front in NYC these days!

What, they’re not?

When a Hasidic man or woman is attacked by anyone in New York City, mainstream progressive advocacy groups do not typically send out emails calling for concern and fellowship and candlelight vigils in Union Square, as they often do when individuals are harmed in New York because of their race or ethnicity or how they identify in terms of gender or sexual orientation.

In other words, it’s quite possible that the majority of anti-Semitic violence in New York City since Trump’s election has been committed against … Trump supporters! The Forward reported: “Orthodox and Russian Jewish neighborhoods in New York City came out strong for Donald Trump on Tuesday. … Nearly every election district that Trump won in Brooklyn was in a Jewish neighborhood.” The NYT continues:

Sympathies are distributed unevenly. Few are extended toward religious fundamentalists, of any kind, who reach the radar of the urbane, “Pod Save America” class only when stories appear confirming existing impressions of backwardness — the hordes of children delivered into the world whom families refuse to vaccinate and keep semiliterate.

The Anti-Defamation League maintains its own statistics and last year it reported that nine of the 12 physical assaults against Jews categorized as hate crimes in New York State were committed in Brooklyn and involved victims who were easily marked as members of traditionally Orthodox communities. Outside that world they were hardly noticed at all.

Here’s a new anti-Semitic hate crime in Trump-worshipping Brooklyn Heights yesterday:

You might think that Brooklyn Heights schools could afford better reading programs to quell the ever rising numbers of Nazi dyslexics? Or maybe these aren’t supposed to be swastikas at all, they could be the turf markings of an ancient Aztec cactus-worshipping cult?

 
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  1. Muslim hits a Jew: it’s White supremacy’s fault. Orange man bad!

  2. Hans says:

    Aren’t you overlooking the road rage attack in Marathon Man? The self-inflicted hate hoaxes should also count since they wouldn’t happen if it were not for all that darned “anti-semitism.”

    Some examples at https://www.amren.com/news/2018/04/hate-crime-hoaxes-america/

  3. Trojan should market condoms that are as thin skinned as every aggrieved minority in America. An off hand comment or a glance is all it takes in many cases to start the wheel of grievance rolling.

    • LOL: The Anti-Gnostic
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @The Alarmist
    , @L Woods
  4. One of the problems is that violent crimes are disproportionately committed by blacks, and of course blacks by definition can’t commit hate crimes, so…

    This reached a particular nadir of absurdity a year or two back when some black was arrested for violently and without provocation hitting white women. In particular, he was hitting Orthodox Jewish women, who comprised five of his six victims or something.

    There was a moment of indecision. On the one hand, the victims are Jewish, but on the other hand the assaillant is black…

    Oh, what to do? What to do? As I recall, ‘hate crime’ charges were considered, but eventually dropped.

  5. Old joke: A Catholic priest is walking through a Belfast neighborhood late at night in the “Time of Troubles”. He hears footsteps quickly closing from behind and in his fear he mistakenly turns into an alley. Pivoting around, the priest is confronted by a man armed with a long knife.” Tell me now”‘says the man . “Are you a Protestant or a Catholic.” The priest breathes deeply and says, “Why neither, I am a Jew.” “Well now,” says the attacker. “Aren’t I the luckiest Muslim in all of Ireland !”

    • LOL: Prester John
    • Replies: @Bies Podkrakowski
  6. “I almost wish it was sometimes more clear cut,’’ he said. “It’s every identity targeting every identity.”

    Once again diversity is our strength!

  7. Anonymous[760] • Disclaimer says:

    I’d like to make a submission for iSteve hate hoax of the year. The Brooklyn Heights KKK apparently has a hard time drawing swastikas with the lines going in the correct direction.

    • Replies: @The King is a Fink
  8. trelane says:

    Ordinary everyday Jews are upstanding, responsible and conscientious citizens. More so than perhaps any other group in the US. You’d have to be a psychopath to hate or dislike this group.

    But that’s the beauty of their weapon isn’t it?

    • Replies: @Doug
    , @Jeff77450
  9. J.Ross says: • Website

    “Anti-Semitism” has been “on the rise” every hour since Abe Foxman joined ADL, and it continues at apparently the same rate without him. These anti-Semites take longer than Russians to saddle their horses. When boilerplate anti-Semitism appears on 4chan it’s usually obviously JIDF and called out as such (“Trump isn’t really truly one of us unless he denounces Jews,” “WTF, I didn’t know Trump was a Zionist, I can no longer support him”). Norman Finkselstein had this unbelievable line about the first edition of “The New Anti-Semitism” going after Philip Roth and calling Jesus Christ Superstar a passion play; it compelled me to find that edition of that book (notice, there are unrelated books using the same title; this is the ADL’s TNAS, written by two authors, neither of whom is Foxman, though they acknowledge his help, and he was not yet head of ADL at that time but would be shortly).
    The idea that magic speech generates violence is a lazy reboot of their old idea that passion plays generated violence, which cornered them into protesting and defaming Mel Gibson’s crucifixion movie.
    Words aren’t magic because people aren’t golems.

  10. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Buffalo Joe

    I don’t agree, they’re much more craven than that. One of the later government officials in Apartheid South Africa had been imprisoned during WWII for pro-Nazi activities, but was allowed to lay a wreath at Yad Vashem because that’s what diplomatic expediency demanded at that moment. There are lower-level cases. It’s a fake issue based on fake authority. No gentile may berate one of them for disloyal, violent, or supremacist talk, but if you aren’t useful to the State of Israel at the moment, you had better not have any Edwardian ironwork around your yard.
    The real answer is to pursue real police work regarding real criminals and to not have time for hype.
    In this vein, the other night folks on the East Coast and in Australia posted “it’s okay to be white” flyers. The University of Delaware issued a Byzantine statement that neo-Nazi hate campaigns had no place in the current year, but at the same time, precisely because it was okay to be white, there’s no need (or any reason at all) to go about carelessly saying so. The Australians reacted like a Grauniad audition.

  11. Is It Safe to Be Jewish in New York?

    I dunno, but—

    Now you’re in New York
    These streets will make you feel brand new
    Lights will inspaiya yoo

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  12. You’re tawking New York here … what you don’t get in outright crimes, you get in sheer volume of microaggressions.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  13. @Colin Wright

    There is a pecking order, and you did indeed observe it in action. What is surprising is that there was any indecision.

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
  14. @Buffalo Joe

    Would they come in a rainbow of colours, and would that rainbow include earth tones?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  15. trelane says:
    @Colin Wright

    What to do? Consult the totem of diversity. The hierarchy of grievance. Let those who victimize others be punished according to the standards set forth by the assembled group of victims. For example:

  16. L Woods says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    They’re “thin skinned” only in the same sense as a samurai who decapitates a peasant for insufficiently slavish genuflection.

    • Agree: AndrewR
  17. How would an attacker know he was speaking Hebrew? Who the hell would know, except those who speak cognate Arabic?

    Also, since the death of Lawrence Auster five years ago, Donald Trump serves as New York City’s token rightist.

  18. Anonymous[201] • Disclaimer says:

    What about a unity march to oppose both Anti-Semitism and Anti-Whitism?

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    , @Anon
  19. Dan Smith says:

    Say Sandy, you celebrate All Hallows Eve? What about All Saints Day?

    • Replies: @Simply Simon
  20. Just doing the jobs that normal Americans won’t do.

  21. Dr. X says:

    Is it Safe to Be Jewish in New York?

    Is it safe to be Jewish in New York????

    What is this — a f__ing joke??? The REAL question is this: is it safe to be Christian in New York?

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/new-york-signs-call-trump-supporters-trash-who-must-be-purged-from-city

    https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/chick-fil-as-creepy-infiltration-of-new-york-city

    Quote from the above link: “…the brand’s arrival here feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism. Its headquarters, in Atlanta, are adorned with Bible verses and a statue of Jesus washing a disciple’s feet. Its stores close on Sundays…”

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @Forbes
    , @ACommenter
  22. anon[107] • Disclaimer says:

    There have of course been horrible anti-Semitic crimes committed in this vast country by white male rightists, such as the recent Pittsburgh murders and in 2014 an attack on a Jewish center in the Midwest that wound up murdering several gentile visitors.

    Steve:

    Why the need to add “white male” at all here? Why not simply write “rightists”, as you did in the headline?

    I am also concerned by the dehumanizing term, “white male”. Why not write “white men” who are rightists?

    I also wonder about the lower case “w” in “white”.

  23. Anon[121] • Disclaimer says:

    Those funny Swastikas.

    Antisemi-literates.

    • Replies: @Lurker
  24. has everyone seen that list of “worst landlords”(determined by number of open violations) in new york city? The list is like 75% coincidences.

    • Replies: @william munny
  25. Anonymous[138] • Disclaimer says:

    If there is one thing Muslim terrorism has proved, it is that in the aggregate it works. They offend more than any other group, and in return they get the most deference from all other groups. It was the same for blacks in the 1960s. Would MLK have made any difference without the city-wide black riots of the 60′s as a continuing threat? Doubtful. People respect power and have disdain for the weak.

    • Replies: @L Woods
  26. Anonymous[284] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    How would an attacker know he was speaking Hebrew? Who the hell would know, …

    More to the point, how come “a young rabbinical student” in Brooklyn speaks modern Hebrew? The only country where modern Hebrew is spoken is Israel, so he must have lived there. In that case – why does this young scholar choose to undertake his rabbinical studies IN NEW YORK after living in Israel?

  27. Yeah, no actual crimes, sure, but hey, what about thought crimes? Yeah, what about all the bad thoughts directed toward the (((victims)))? Who’s gonna pay for the psychic crime spree leaving all those victims maimed in their own minds?

  28. A couple of years ago, a deranged man with a knife was shot by the NYPD in an Orthodox Brooklyn synagogue. The footage is pretty intense. It’s kind of amazing to me that at the 0:47 mark of the video the Orthodox congregants are offering the knifeman something to eat.

  29. El Dato says:

    “The Swastika showed up moments after the intuition stuck. Adamantly!”

    Imagine if a Hammer & Sickle showed up at the same time. Followed by a Minaret.

    Contrary to what are surely the prevailing assumptions, anti-Semitic incidents have constituted half of all hate crimes in New York this year, according to the Police Department. To put that figure in context, there have been four times as many crimes motivated by bias against Jews — 142 in all — as there have against blacks. Hate crimes against Jews have outnumbered hate crimes targeted at transgender people by a factor of 20.

    284 hate crimes overall, grouped into:

    - 142 hate crimes against Jews
    - 35 hate crimes against Blacks
    - 7 hate crimes against Transgenders
    - 107 hate crimes against Others (Asians and LGB?)

    Don’t know whether NCY is very peaceful or whether hate crimes against Jews are self-selecting. Definitely contrary to my prevailing assumptions.

  30. J.Ross says: • Website

    I reiterate: why would Trump supporters be violent (outside of lying press fantasies)? We have the White House. We have our good faith shot at accomplishing our goals without violence. Maybe it’ll work, maybe it won’t, but we got our chance. On the other hand, leftist violence makes a kind of sense, because they feel desperate and excluded, and they don’t think in terms of being given a chance.

  31. Anonymous[879] • Disclaimer says:

    The Pittsburgh synagogue shooter mentioned the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) in his social media postings. I’ve been reading right wing sites for years and I think the only place I’ve seen HIAS mentioned is at VDare. Peter Brimelow has alluded to political violence, in an elliptical fashion e.g., “It will come to blood”.

  32. El Dato says:

    Today was the day I woke up to swastikas on my beautiful block in Brooklyn Heights. Praying they’re gone before all our children flood the street to celebrate Halloween tonight.

    Frankly I think it’s about warding off evil spirits.

    And about that:

    Al Roker defends dressing as white character for Halloween

    In the wake of the controversy at NBC over Megyn Kelly’s black face comments, another one of the network’s stars found himself in a racial brouhaha.

    “Today” show meteorologist and co-host Al Roker took to social media after complaints about him dressing as a white character for Halloween.

    He appeared as “Back to the Future’s” Doc Brown, a character played by white actor Christopher Lloyd in the 1985 film.

    So it’s Doc “Literally” Brown now. And probably 4chan trolling CNN.

  33. newrouter says:

    ” Praying they’re gone before all our children flood the street to celebrate Halloween tonight.”

    Yo Sandy Maltzman: Why are you celebrating a Christian holiday?

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Halloween

  34. Lot says:

    There’s a lynching in the Bronx,
    Brooklyn’s broken out in fascism,
    There’s a Klan parade in Harlem
    That’s backed up to Jackson Heights.
    There’s a Jew-school short a child,
    Donald Trump’s due at Idlewild,
    CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU?

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @dr kill
  35. snorlax says:

    OT: Hey, I’ll take it.

  36. @Clifford Brown

    It’s kind of amazing to me that at the 0:47 mark of the video the Orthodox congregants are offering the knifeman something to eat.

    Since he’d have to put down the knife to eat it, that sounds like it might be an effective strategy. At least it could confuse him momentarily.

    Imperial officials in WWII asked a rabbi from one of the conquered territories why their German allies hated the Jews so much.

    “Because we are Asian, like you.”

    Now that’s quick thinking. Or experience.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  37. @snorlax

    Well… that didn’t go where I expected it to.

  38. @Clifford Brown

    At 1:45, does the cameraman request that the officer “shoot”?

  39. Anonymous[662] • Disclaimer says:

    I don’t know how this becomes a news story. Even on a local level in Boise.

    Just get a wet cloth and wipe it off, move on with your day.

  40. @AnotherDad

    From “E Pluribus Unum” to “Bellum omnium contra omnes.” Grand.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  41. @The Alarmist

    There must have been mitigating circumstances.
    Was the assailant a black tranny?

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  42. It was the Hasidic Rabbi of Amshinov, Rabbi Simon Kalish who had fled to Shanghai b4 it was occupied by the Japanese.

  43. @AnotherDad

    Wow! A cop who’s read Thomas Hobbes! Will wonders never cease?!

  44. Twinkie says:

    Eternal Victims.

    Therefore, always, always morally superior to others.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  45. Twinkie says:
    @snorlax

    This illustration sums up the things Black people will get from voting in the current election….

    Someone needs to review the entitlement usage rates by race.

    Officer Hung

    I’d say he’s got a pair to post that online.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    , @Reg Cæsar
  46. I live very close to a recent swastika “hate crime” event. It was a pretty big deal in the local papers. An arrest was made Oct. 12, but the perp’s name was never released. It’s now Nov. 1 and there hasn’t been one single story about who did this and what the status of his or her prosecution is.

    So, I’m going to assume it was another Rabbi with a can of Krylon.

  47. Anonymous[417] • Disclaimer says:
    @Twinkie

    Eternal Victims.

    Therefore, always, always morally superior to others.

    Interesting connection to morality. Who are the “eternal victims”?

  48. snorlax says:
    @Twinkie

    Someone needs to review the entitlement usage rates by race.

    The black guy ate his slice before anyone else even started!

    • LOL: Twinkie
    • Replies: @Twinkie
  49. Twinkie says:
    @snorlax

    The black guy ate his slice before anyone else even started!

    And is asking for another one! “Give me another, I mean, give me one. I didn’t get one yet.”

  50. @Twinkie

    Officer Hung

    I’d say he’s got a pair to post that online.

    He’s got nothing on Andy Rubin, who used his severance pay and a sweetheart loan to build himself a hard-on on the Japanese coast. The next tsunami can’t come too soon!

  51. Nachum says:

    First, for the record, Brooklyn Heights is very non-Orthodox.

    Second, Orthodox kids don’t trick or treat, considering that Halloween is pagan and/or Christian in origin.

    Finally, none of this is new. Norman Podhoretz wrote a famous essay in the early sixties about how, as a kid in the thirties, he was most scared of the Negroes. Every Jew in New York knows that they need to be careful around blacks and don’t have to worry about whites. The non-Orthodox will of course never admit this aloud in a million years, but the Orthodox are fairly open about it.

  52. J.Ross says: • Website

    Would Jews guilty of hate crimes be disproportionately represented in New York since there’s simply more?

    Silly me, what a ridiculous question.
    Meanwhile in Michigan, a Jewish Communist accosts a female Republican of Color, splashing chocolate milk on her. The Aristocrats!

  53. You might think that Brooklyn Heights schools could afford better reading programs to quell the ever rising numbers of Nazi dyslexics? Or maybe these aren’t supposed to be swastikas at all, they could be the turf markings of an ancient Aztec cactus-worshipping cult?

    You want fascism in New York City? Well, here it is… on the Brooklyn borough flag:


    It looks like she’s carrying a rolling pin with a bayonet attached, but those are supposed to be fasces. Really! It’s clearer in the seal and older flag. And the motto– “Unity makes might”!

    In contrast, Donald Trump’s Queens sports a nice tulip and rose.

    Other cities’ flags are telling as well. Oxnard thinks it’s the capital of six or seven states. Denver has a sex act, and Sioux Falls what looks like the afterglow of being serviced by Denver.

    New Orleans has a surprisingly understated design. Mobile seems to have plagiarized it– perhaps in revenge for NoLa having swiped the Mardi Gras from them without credit.

    Smith and Tangier Islands’, in Maryland and Virginia, respectively, look like a Cornish knockoff of Hawaii’s. The difference between them is that the vessel on the former appears to have sunk on the latter.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flags_of_cities_of_the_United_States

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @anon
    , @Dtbb
  54. Doug says:
    @trelane

    I think that’s why anti-semitism attracts more schizophrenics per capita than any other type of racism. It’s easy enough for your typical hillbilly cracker to fall into anti-black animus. All it requires is an ignorance of population statistics and repeated exposure to the worse pathologies of ghetto culture. Same for most of the major Latino groups. Even Asian Americans have enough first-generation immigrants that a crude stereotyping might conclude they’re alien and rude.

    But Jews are genuinely a delight to live around. Jewish neighborhoods are almost always the nicest in town. Jewish schools are usually where people want to send their kids. Jewish-run companies tend to pay the best and have the best working environments. Americans would all love to live in Bel Air, attend Princeton, and work at Google.

    Most run-in-the-mill racism typically comes from noticing a little too much. But anyone with common sense, an ounce of rationality, and the ability to notice can clearly see that Jews make much better neighbors than any random American. That’s typically why you see the racist elements of the electorate, like white Southern Republicans, veer heavily towards philo-semitism.

    The only way to really be anti-semitic in 2018 is if you have the ability to rationalize convoluted, counter-intuitive, grand conspiracy theories about centuries long plots and bad juju. (Ironically this is not altogether that different than traditional Talmudic reasoning, so many of the higher-profile modern day anti-semites, like our site’s publisher, are actually themselves Jewish.) Naturally not only does this attract a lot of schizophrenics, who are most comfortable indulging in paranoid fantasies. It also frequently pushes those on the edge of mental illness over the edge of sanity. Much the same as the SJW obsession with micro-aggression and intersectionality does for the hard left.

  55. @J.Ross

    Meanwhile in Michigan, a Jewish Communist

    …with a Chinese mom?

    • LOL: Dan Hayes
  56. anon[417] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    What language is that?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  57. “Nazi dyslexics”… oh man, another classic Sailer-ism.

  58. Sandy, stop kvetching and call a painter. They are not prohibited from working on Halloween.

    The wife thinks they should question local persons originating on the Isle of Man.

    BTW, in my view Islamists are pretty much rightists. They’re not our rightists, but they are certainly traditionalist.

    • Replies: @G. Poulin
    , @Reg Cæsar
  59. @J.Ross

    She didn’t need any more of that coffee anyway.

  60. IHTG says:

    Important article and thread:

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @fnn
  61. @Colin Wright

    About that…what happens when a person of choler commits a racially-motivated attack against a white person who turns out to be a Jew? How does that get counted?

    https://www.app.com/story/news/crime/jersey-mayhem/2018/10/18/jerry-wolkowitz-has-died/1680770002/

    I suppose context is everything. But it’s interesting to note that an attack on an Ashkenazi could be framed as either anti-white or anti-semitic, depending on the perp.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  62. NickG says:
    @Colin Wright

    There was a moment of indecision. On the one hand, the victims are Jewish, but on the other hand the assaillant is black…

    Oh, what to do? What to do? As I recall, ‘hate crime’ charges were considered, but eventually dropped.

    I think you mean after due consideration, were dropped…

  63. Thomm says:

    This is because White Trashionalism is a left-wing ideology.

  64. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    I wonder how really black women feel when subliminally black women like her black it up.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
  65. Anonymous[125] • Disclaimer says:
    @IHTG

    What is their importance, in your view?

  66. Anon[340] • Disclaimer says:

    Add another line onto those swastikas and call them spiders. Just say it’s a Halloween decoration.

  67. @Doug

    The issue is not that the typical Jewish person makes for a good neighbor. On that point, I agree.

    What keeps anti-Semitism alive is two things:
    1) A small minority of left-wing, politically active Jewish intellectuals have made a decades-long hobby of undermining the cultural fabric of the US, primarily through media and academia.
    2) The vast majority of Jews, who do not fall into group 1, nonetheless refuse to call out their co-ethnics for their bad behavior, or outright deny it. For good or bad, this shapes the perception of the group as a whole.

    As you note, by most socioeconomic metrics, the Jewish people are equal to or better to the random Gentile. But where they fail miserably is the ability to chastise their own, more so if the offender has had some financial success. Asking a typical US Jewish person to speak candidly about say, George Soros, is about as fruitful as asking Linda Sarsour to speak candidly about the burqa.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Jack D
    , @Anon
    , @Doug
  68. DFH says:
    @Doug

    But Jews are genuinely a delight to live around. Jewish neighborhoods are almost always the nicest in town

    I rather doubt that Hasidic Jews are a joy to live around

  69. @Dave Pinsen

    Keys is talented enough to get away with it. :)

    Incidentally, her unpainted fresh-faced look works. Somewhere out there, the spirit of Thomas Jefferson tips his tricorn.

  70. @Anonymous

    I know you’re trying to Goodthink, but that’s Badthink.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  71. Dtbb says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Tampa’s flag is quite a trainwreck.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  72. @snorlax

    The last is why some love Asians.

  73. @Roderick Spode

    It’s adorable how she kicks the sign as she marches off.

    Those dudes missed a great opportunity to wind her up further with outdated slang served with deadpan concern:

    “Babe, why you buggin’? It’s a beautiful day and you’re all hysterical. Chillax, sista. Your glasses are cute …”

    • Replies: @Forbes
  74. @BigDickNick

    https://advocate.nyc.gov/landlord-watchlist/worst-landlords

    To be fair, you can’t tell if the Jewish landlords are overrepresented on this list. Most landlords in NYC are Jewish. But it does breed resentment.

    One of the landlords, Mark Tress, is identified as having arranged an initiative in Lakewood, NJ, to assist Orthodox Medicaid fraudsters by giving them no interest, on your honor loans to pay back after they entered a ridiculous amnesty plan to repay benefits they stole.

    https://www.app.com/story/news/investigations/watchdog/2018/11/02/medicaid-fraud-lakewood-nj-amnesty-repayments-made-borrowed-money/1838875002/

    Tress is quoted talking about how we need to take care of the community. He has insisted that the NYC worst landlords list is inaccurate and even sued to correct it. The strategy in Lakewood has been to buy houses, pack them with as many illegals as you can, let them go to shit and get condemned, get federal money to build new low income housing, and fill it with “poor” Jewish students and their families.

    The Orthodox have been stealing benefits for years and the state finally charged a few of them, but then backtracked and offered amnesty if they repaid in full. They secretly decided to accept less, and mayhem as ensued as it has been revealed.

    Here is an interesting look into how some of them were stealing benefits, including having dozens of bank accounts, using a check cashing / beeper store to launder money,

    https://politicsoc.com/2018/07/operation-blue-claw-5-things-we-learned-from-a-leaked-presentation-on-the-lakewood-welfare-fraud-investigations/

    • Replies: @Anonymouse
    , @Reg Cæsar
  75. @Buck Ransom

    Macht nichts … some suits trump all others.

  76. Anonymous[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @HaveMyDoubts

    Asking a typical US Jewish person to speak candidly about say, George Soros, is about as fruitful as asking Linda Sarsour to speak candidly about the burqa.

    How fruitful is it to ask a typical US Jewish person to oppose legal immigration, or support the preservation of a White Christian majority in the United States, or oppose Zionism, or support cutting billions in foreign aid to Israel, or suppprt a large Christmas crèche in the town square?

  77. @Anonymous

    Our family car returned from a day out shopping with a large swastika scratched into the car door by some retard, who scratched it backwards. The car is old, so we didn’t bother getting the door resprayed.

    About a week later, someone else scratched out the reverse-swastika with a key, no doubt offended by the Nazi driving around with a swastika on their car.

    I’m not sure who is more stupid – the original reverse-swastika vandal or the idiot who thinks Nazis drive around with swastikas scratched into their car doors.

  78. G. Poulin says:
    @Roderick Spode

    Yes, the Manx flag looks sorta like a galloping swastika.

  79. dr kill says:
    @Lot

    Dear Diary, Every time I see Brooklyn Heights, I hear the Patty Duke Show theme in my head. Does that make me old?

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Reg Cæsar
  80. @Reg Cæsar

    In NYC Hasidic very Orthodox jews NEVER speak Hebrew in the street or at home. Hebrew is their liturgical language. When they argue points in the Talmud written in Hebrew and Aramaic, they argue in Yiddish. Often at prayer, they pray in Hebrew.

    I have heard Hebrew in public and sorta recognized that it was probably Hebrew only twice. At the airport, sitting on top of a turned-off luggage carousel a pretty girl was gabbing on her cellphone. I finally asked her if she was speaking Hebrew which was the case. In a university shuttle bus, I heard a father seated just behind me prattling to an infant son on his lap. I listened as best I could and ultimately turned and asked the man if he was speaking Hebrew which he was. Evidently both were Israelis.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  81. Anonymous[209] • Disclaimer says:
    @Redneck farmer

    I’m really just have fun with the idea of getting the other side to admit being anti-White is as bad as being Anti-Semitic. We never make the other side uncomfortable like that.

  82. fnn says:
    @IHTG

    TIME was at its peak back when Whittaker Chambers was there, I doubt if anything “important” has appeared there for a long time.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  83. @william munny

    The streak of criminality in Jewish culture is painful to think about if one happens to be a jew. What did Italians and Irish say back in the day when someone kindly pointed out to them the streak of criminality of their folk? A couple of generations in America usually does wonders to increase the overall morality of the descendants of immigrants from morally challenged cultures. Notwithstanding, the temptation to be a successful gonif represents an enduring element of human/ape genetics.

  84. @Roderick Spode

    The very first time I heard “multiculturalism” promoted as a utopian political program, it was from a spergy college-educated white guy, and I made exactly your argument to him, which I thought would kill the idea dead.

    Of course it had no effect.

    That was about 1991. To this day, I still wonder what this uber-white guy from a white town with a white girlfriend thought he was going to get from being a missionary for the New Dispensation.

    Martyred, disillusioned, or profoundly hypocritical were the only outcomes I could imagine, then or now.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @Forbes
  85. @Reg Cæsar

    I don’t understand this story.

    Does Imperial = Japanese?

    So then is the story saying that the rabbi’s automatic reflex is to disrupt the ethnic comity of his opponents and ingratiate with local authority?

    BTW, according to a Jew interned in Asia in WWII by the Japs, the Japanese did the Jew-hate thing too.

  86. Maybe they would be safer in Mobridge SD on the east shore of the Missouri and just outside the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Then again, there probably aren’t any Chinese restaurants there so…guess they’ll have to ride it out in the World’s Largest Shtetl.

  87. Jack D says:
    @HaveMyDoubts

    You see this kind of “Will you denounce X?” trap coming from the Left (especially the media) all the time. They ask moderate Republicans to denounce Trump, Trump to denounce the right, etc. They are still talking about Trump’s answer that there are good people on both sides.

    This is nothing but a divide and conquer trap. No one is obligated to denounce anyone that they don’t feel like denouncing, except in totalitarian states. I don’t particularly like George Soros but it’s not my job to denounce him. If you feel like denouncing him, denounce him all you want but leave me alone.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @HaveMyDoubts
  88. Jack D says:
    @DFH

    You can be pretty sure that they aren’t going to mug you.

    • Replies: @Anon
  89. @Buffalo Joe

    That would be funny before recent diversification of Ireland.

  90. Anon[260] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    “Jews: We’re Better than Blacks” could be a catchy slogan.

  91. Mr. Anon says:
    @Dr. X

    Quote from the above link: “…the brand’s arrival here feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism. Its headquarters, in Atlanta, are adorned with Bible verses and a statue of Jesus washing a disciple’s feet. Its stores close on Sundays…”

    The horror. A Christian Infiltration.

  92. Mr. Anon says:
    @Almost Missouri

    That was about 1991. To this day, I still wonder what this uber-white guy from a white town with a white girlfriend thought he was going to get from being a missionary for the New Dispensation.

    Martyred, disillusioned, or profoundly hypocritical were the only outcomes I could imagine, then or now.

    Don’t forget “crippled for life” and “dead”.

  93. Anon[316] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright

    It’s like Dungeons & Dragons tabletop games. An encounter takes place, and attributes and stats determine the winning and losing party.

    Complexion, sexual habits and inclinations, political affiliations, … everything may be of the best type, right type, wrong type, and baddest type. All attributes considered, the verdict comes out.

  94. Anonymous[105] • Disclaimer says:
    @DFH

    Depends on what you want in a neighborhood. If you a complete absence of crime, delinquency, single-parenthood, etc. from your neighbors, then live around Hasids if you can. If you want your neighbors to treat you like family, then don’t.

  95. Anon[316] • Disclaimer says:
    @HaveMyDoubts

    Oh, yeah!

    Because non-Jews call out their family members for their behaviour, don’t they?

    They are SO objective when evaluating a dispute between a relation of theirs and an anonymous stranger, aren’t they.

    With Jews, “family” is the whole of Jews, this is the only difference, and it’s no moral minus by any stretch.

    • Replies: @Anonymouse
  96. Anon[316] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    As long as whites marriage to anti-whitism in order to signal their superiority to the rest of whites doesn’t break down, your suggestion will meet deaf ears.

    (Yes, I see your irony).

  97. Hans says:

    There’s definitely a whole bunch of “anti-semitism” in this one but as a beast of the field* I have to confess that I haven’t worked it all out yet:

    Hasidic Jews who beat and blinded gay black man are handed just 150 hours community service – and are trying to avoid doing it in ‘culturally diverse’ NYC areahttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3744510/Hasidic-Jews-beat-gay-man-given-150-hours-community-service.html
    Wondering when the persecution will end

    “But the men told the court last week that they wanted to do the community service at Chai Lifeline, a group that works with Jewish children with life-threatening illness.”

    *https://www.jta.org/2010/10/18/news-opinion/israel-middle-east/sephardi-leader-yosef-non-jews-exist-to-serve-jews

    • Replies: @Jack D
  98. @Roderick Spode

    ‘…I suppose context is everything. But it’s interesting to note that an attack on an Ashkenazi could be framed as either anti-white or anti-semitic, depending on the perp.’

    ? How could an ‘anti-white’ attack happen? There is no such thing.

    Clearly, the attack would be ‘anti-semitic’ — unless it was carried out by a black. In that case, it didn’t happen at all.

    • Replies: @Roderick Spode
  99. L Woods says:
    @Anonymous

    The leverage blacks gained from the riots was less due to fear of black violence directly than an aversion by whites to getting their hands dirty. In a straight-up, no holds barred race war, there would have been no contest.

  100. Goatweed says:

    Was the Kitty Genovese rape, murder classified as a “hate crime.”

  101. @Dtbb

    Tampa’s flag is quite a trainwreck.

    It was designed by a man named Whitney, which makes him a likely cousin of the late Whitney Smith, founder of the North American Vexillological Association. They actually found 71 city flags they deemed worse.

    https://nava.org/digital-library/design/surveys/2004-American-City%20Flags-Survey.pdf

    I have to wonder about their standards (pardon the pun), though. The top six are Washington, Chicago, Denver’s porn pennant, Phoenix, St Louis, and Wichita’s Zia sun tornado warning banner. Only St Louis’s is attractive.

    Milwaukee’s is so bad, it’s actually good. For the glass door of the tourist office, if not for a flagpole. A small group almost had it changed, but there was resistance. Like, maybe you should ask the people first.

    Madison also had the Zia symbol, but “Native American activists” forced it off this year.

    • Replies: @Dtbb
  102. @DFH

    I rather doubt that Hasidic Jews are a joy to live around

    Like the Amish, they look better from afar. But some aspects of their “lifestyle” rub up against their near neighbors.

  103. @anon

    What language is that?

    One guess. This is Breukelen, in Nieuw Nederland.

  104. @Jack D

    No JackD, it’s called an honest conversation.

    It was not a divide-and-conquer trap to expect White Southerners in 1960′s Mississippi to speak out against Jim Crow. Those who didn’t were culturally shamed, correct?

    Nor is it to expect honest Black intellectuals to acknowledge crime statistics. Nor is it to expect a liberal Muslim to acknowledge issues with women’s rights. That’s not to say every person should be an apologist for their group. That would be identity politics. But it does mean that if a given subject comes up, they should not attempt to shut down the debate entirely. That too would be identity politics.

    We’ve been at a point in the US for decades where basically any group can say, “Yes, there is a problem with some of group Y doing X, but they do not speak for every person in group Y.” But for the US Jewish population on this one particular subject, that day never comes.

    At this point, the record is unequivocal for leftist Jewish intellectuals undermining gentile culture via mass media and academia. This is likely a small fraction of the total US Jewish population, but the record exists nonetheless, and that small group has been quite effective. In the age of the internet, where unflattering facts will eventually be surfaced, some fraction of US Jews will need to address this in a substantive way, other than accusations of anti-Semitism.

    Ironically, there does seem to be one group of Jews that is capable of doing this: namely, Israelis. Perhaps having to build a nation — as opposed to critiquing one — lends to a greater deal of clarity.

    • Replies: @snorlax
  105. anon[421] • Disclaimer says:
    @Almost Missouri

    So then is the story saying that the rabbi’s automatic reflex is to disrupt the ethnic comity of his opponents and ingratiate with local authority?

    Divide and conquer.

    We are victims of Islamoterrorism like you. We are white like you.

  106. Forbes says:
    @Dr. X

    It’s the NYT, and prog-lefties in NYC, so self-awareness is in so short a supply that it can’t even be rationed out.

    It takes chutzpah–which is in abundant supply in NYC–to print this:

    No other American city is more closely associated with Jewish identity than New York or more adamantly imagines itself as the capital of liberalism’s most cherished values of tolerance, acceptance and diversity.

    They mouth encomiums to tolerance, acceptance and diversity–but demand conformity with prog-lefty viewpoints.

  107. Lurker says:
    @Anon

    I do wonder about the failure to render the swastika correctly.

    The official narrative is they are perpetrated by right wingers who are too stupid to do them correctly.

    But perhaps they are done by hoaxers who are also too stupid to do them correctly?

    Or the hoaxers cannot bring themselves to do them properly because they fear the bad juju? Magic thinking.

    This comment is #88. Lol!

  108. Dtbb says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    The flag was designed in 1930, 10 years before Whitney Smith was born. Interestingly Mr. Whitney was a former accountant for the Persian Empire until he was asked to leave in 1912. On his way back he traded his tickets away for the Titanic because one of his buddies failed to show up.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  109. Forbes says:
    @snorlax

    Up until now, I thought Tariq Nasheed (maybe I’ve the wrong person in mind) was the thinking man’s Tennessee Coates.

    A word and picture salad is not an improvement in communicating a political message about voting for hand-outs for minority interest groups, and immigrants/immigration.

  110. Forbes says:
    @Almost Missouri

    I’d guess your argument had no effect because the choice to promote multiculturalism wasn’t made from a rational, reasoned, logical perspective. It was a choice made from a social-emotional perspective. We may be capable of reasoning, but primarily we’re social-emotional animals making decisions that keep us emotionally contented, not logically sound.

    There a certain frisson from joining with other like-minded, early adopters when you’re a young striver with little life experience. That’s what all this vanity-signaling is about (what most call virtue signaling). It’s where fads and fashion get their start–someone starts it, but the followers have to adopt it, or it never becomes a fad or fashion in the first place.

    I imagine the psychic rewards are just as great when it’s an abstraction like multiculturalism (or any other ideology) as it is with any materialistic, though stylistic trend (apparel, hair cut/style, latest iphone/ipad/ipod, etc.).

    But the frisson is equally a reflection of narcissism–the satisfaction of the need for self-admiration and self-approval.

  111. Doug says:
    @HaveMyDoubts

    > Asking a typical US Jewish person to speak candidly about say, George Soros, is about as fruitful as asking Linda Sarsour to speak candidly about the burqa.

    I know plenty of Jewish right-wingers and they all hate Soros’ guts. Jews won’t speak candidly about Soros? The president of Israel is on record on many occasions vehemently denouncing Soros. In contrast how often do you hear white gentiles denounce Jeff Bezos? Arguably Bezos, particularly through his control of WaPo is now a much stronger political kingmaker than Soros. Where are all the white gentiles speaking candidly about Bezos?

    If anything it’s probably Jewish American right-wingers that get a “free pass”. You certainly hear much less about Robert Mercer or Sheldon Adelson. The Kochs get dragged out in liberal rants way more often. Despite the fact that Mercer and Adelson were far more critical in getting Trump elected. I’ve never heard a left-wing Jew denounce Mercer qua Jewishness, the way that ring-wing Jews do all the time with Soros.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @snorlax
  112. @Dtbb

    Tampans should thank their lucky stars. St Petersburg’s flag was designed by another Whitney. I hope its chromatic symbolism has been hijacked, rather than the intention of the designer. It was adopted in 1983. Tampa’s Hillsborough County has a respectable flag, though.

    https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us-flmun.html

    • Replies: @Dtbb
  113. @Doug

    Where are all the white gentiles speaking candidly about Bezos?

    The Hispanic surname scares them off.

    Despite the fact that Mercer and Adelson were far more critical in getting Trump elected.

    Luckily for us, Adelson is far more interested in keeping immigrants out of Israel than he is about bringing them into the US.

  114. @Anonymouse

    I have heard Hebrew in public and sorta recognized that it was probably Hebrew only twice

    I overheard a group of teens on the cusp of college age gabbing in a Perkins in St Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood, which has all variety of Jews. I didn’t recognize their language, so I asked, and they said it was Hebrew. Their English was American, so I don’t know if they were locals or exchange students.

    Once on a train from NYC to Montreal, I sat near a big group of Hasids. Their loud, animated conversations were all in French.

    • Replies: @Anonymouse
  115. @william munny

    To be fair, you can’t tell if the Jewish landlords are overrepresented on this list. Most landlords in NYC are Jewish. But it does breed resentment.

    My mother was a NYC girl like Geraldine Ferraro, and close to her in age. She could barely spit out the woman’s name when she told me “She’s married to a slumlord!”

  116. Jack D says:
    @Hans

    This is like man bites dog. For every Jew on black attack in American history there must be 1,000 black on Jewish beatings.

    The folks who administered the beatings were part of a citizens patrol. Someone had reported that this shvartze was vandalizing cars in the neighborhood – they had no way of knowing his sexual orientation. The Hasidim have had to put with living side by side with vibrant types in Brooklyn for decades and it is trying to say the least – less tough Jews fled to the suburbs decades ago. He was blinded only in 1 eye – in the course of trying to arrest him and his struggling back, someone stuck their thumb in his eye by accident. The prosecutors had a weak case – the shvartze was the only one who could make the identification and his testimony was weak (probably because he was trying to avoid confessing to vandalizing the cars) so a plea bargain to community service was the best they could do. One of their fellow patrol members went to trial and his conviction was overturned on appeal so he got off completely.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  117. peterike says:
    @DFH

    I rather doubt that Hasidic Jews are a joy to live around.

    Try having one as a landlord.

  118. Forbes says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    “Babe, why you buggin’? It’s a beautiful day and you’re all hysterical. Chillax, sista. Your glasses are cute …”

    The insane should be met with more responses/rebuttals like this from sane people. Humor them to death…

  119. @Dan Smith

    Years ago before the Catholic Church was “secularized,” All Saints Day and All Souls day were important holy days. All Saints Day followed Hallowed Evening and All Souls Day was the day after. Catholics were strongly encouraged to attend Mass on the two occasions. What is interesting about All Souls Day is that prayers were invoked for the deceased who resided in Purgatory, a hopefully temporary place where souls were sent who did not merit immediate entry into Heaven. Most Protestants I know do not believe in the concept of Purgatory, it is either Heaven or Hell.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  120. @Anon

    You say that “with Jews, family is the whole of Jews.” That’s nonsense. You believe that because you don’t like jews, as you couldn’t possible “know” this unless you were jewish and could notice that phenomenon. I am 84, been a jew all that time, grew up in NYC, served in the army, lived in Oklahoma and now in Texas, and I have never noticed that phenomenon. It certainly wasn’t true in my mostly jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn. Just like everybody else, Jews favor their relatives, the closer the relative the more. Yet you have no trouble believing what has never been observed and impossible even to conceive and further feel it is your duty to propagate that nonsense out of your dislike of them.

  121. Lot says:
    @dr kill

    Nick at Nite!

    I saw as a kid in the 90s I Love Lucy, My 3 Sons, Donna Reed, Dobie Gillis, and Mr. Ed.

  122. @The Alarmist

    You’re tawking New York here … what you don’t get in outright crimes, you get in sheer volume of microaggressions.

    Maybe. But in NYC, “F.U.” means “Have a nice day.”

    In LA, “Have a nice day” means “F.U.”

  123. Twinkie says:
    @Simply Simon

    All Saints Day and All Souls day were important holy days. All Saints Day followed Hallowed Evening and All Souls Day was the day after. Catholics were strongly encouraged to attend Mass on the two occasions.

    The Solemnity of All Saints is a holy day of obligation. Catholics are not “encouraged” to attend Mass – it is required.

  124. @Doug

    I think even really hardcore philo-semites would have to call this post a rather extreme example of gilding the lily.

  125. Anon[121] • Disclaimer says:

    But ‘right-wing’ Neocon Jews steered US foreign policy to kill A LOT of Ay-rabs and Mooslims. But I guess them folks don’t count.

    Only Jewish Lives Matter.

  126. snorlax says:
    @Doug

    Steve and Pres. Trump both criticize Bezos all the time. Tucker Carlson has practically made a career of it.

  127. snorlax says:
    @HaveMyDoubts

    It was not a divide-and-conquer trap to expect White Southerners in 1960′s Mississippi to speak out against Jim Crow.

    Yes it was?

  128. @Dr. X

    the writer has no problem with all the orthodox stores, including the major camera and electronic dealers, that shut down on Saturdays…

  129. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    How would an attacker know he was speaking Hebrew? Who the hell would know, except those who speak cognate Arabic?

    I do not speak Hebrew but I can generally recognize it. In the days when shortwave radio listening was a thing most SWLs quickly learned to recognize the major languages. You could easily distinguish Spanish from Italian or Portuguese, usually you could identify Hebrew and Arabic, and usually not necessarily WHICH Indian language but that that was what you were hearing in pretty short order.

    Anyone who ever opened a Gideon Bible has seen the little written thing where one verse is shown in 30 or so languages. That doesn’t say much about the sound of the language except in general terms, but the principle is the same.

  130. @Almost Missouri

    BTW, according to a Jew interned in Asia in WWII by the Japs, the Japanese did the Jew-hate thing too.

  131. @Colin Wright

    I was going to mention that hate crime charges were actually being brought in the black-on-white case I linked to above, but upon closer examination all the articles I could find merely included phrases like “racially motivated” and “suspected hate crime.” Nothing there about the state actually pursuing a hate crime case. We’ll see.

  132. @Reg Cæsar

    I forgot Joe Braverman. Walking around together circa 1952 in Greenwich Village on Macdougal street up and down from Bleeker to 8th street, as he had gone to enough Hebrew language instruction summer camps so as to be able to speak Hebrew, I asked him for the words for yes and no, and he commenced speaking Hebrew loud enough for passersby to hear and I interjected a yes or a no from time to time. I remember you Joe Braverman.

  133. @Roderick Spode

    The wife thinks they should question local persons originating on the Isle of Man.

    Back in the 1980s, a young man stopped me in London, and asked for some change so he could get back to the Isle of Man. I don’t remember if I gave him anything. Days, or weeks, later, I overheard him making the same pitch to others.

    Come to think of it, is “the Isle of Man” also a pub somewhere in London? I have a copy of Basil Cottle’s book of pub names, but not with me at the moment.

  134. @dr kill

    Dear Diary, Every time I see Brooklyn Heights, I hear the Patty Duke Show theme in my head. Does that make me old?

    Nobody on that show had a Brooklyn accent.

    When I visited Brooklyn Heights one night in 2002, it was the quietest urban neighborhood I’d ever been in. That struck me as unusual.

    Until I saw the signs: a $125 fine for honking your horn.

  135. @Almost Missouri

    It was the Hasidic Rabbi of Amshinov, Rabbi Simon Kalish who had fled to Shanghai b4 it was occupied by the Japanese.

  136. @fnn

    They were still dece in the early nineties. I framed their pic of Havel addressing Congress.

  137. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    In NYC, Not a Single Anti-Semitic Hate Crime Is Known to Have Been Committed by a Rightist Since Trump’s Election

    Or all anti-Jewish violence have been by blacks, Muslims, and far left.

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