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As the child & grandchild of Holocaust survivors I also feel i have no future. My parents came here penniless, built a successful business, and raised families. I had hoped to leave the business for the 3rd generation. But now all I want to do is sell it and also move to Israel. It is shocking that in less than 75 years we no longer feel we have a place in the country that sheltered our ancestors. The golden age of American Jewry is over. It has been a repeating pattern all of our history, just look at the Jews in the Roman Empire, Spain before 1492, Eastern Europe before WWII, it just keeps repeating....

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Jews have been persecuted for millennia and have prevailed over their enemies. This time will be no different especially since today's antisemites are imbeciles

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Thanks for this info Jan

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I used to be a Democrat 10 short years ago. Then I learned about reality.

So you acknowledge the Democrats are still the party of black eugenics. Okay.

As for their unbridled racist attitude? How about the Democrat Elite believe minorities are too stupid or lazy to get an I.D.?

They are divisive beyond recognition because they are willing call 50% of a nation fascist simply for believe being able to prove who you are to vote (note: 75% of this same insane group believed for over a year you should show individual proof of vaccination or get locked out of society) and thinking the States should decide what the legalities of killing the unborn are. They call this “radical”

When I hear a Democrat talking about “our Democracy” it sounds like Pol Pot, Lenin, Mao or Mugabe. They used the same phrase in the same way.

The Democrats merge the power of the State and corporations to force independent companies to censor “problematic information” the State has no legal authority to censor. From COVID response to the Laptop from hell, THIS IS FASCISM.

When they (the State in cooperation with companies) can’t censor, the States True Believers in the media will happily manufacture information and call it “anonymous sources” knowing the plebes will believe it.

It is Democrats that will call a black person, which disagree with them, “the black face of white supremacy”. This same religious ideology (Queer Marxism VS Race Marxism) that prohibited 50 US Senators from being able to speak the objective truth and define what a woman is.

This doesn’t even get into the fetish Democrats have with childhood genitalia mutilation.

This is not to say the Republicans don’t have flaws, but like Sam Harris recently said: “It’s like a firefly to the Sun”.

I could go on for pages. Each of these have specific references and they are NOT isolated one offs.

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Thanks for this article. If not for Common Sense, I would not be aware of this!

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This almost brought me to tears. I'm so sad to see this. Isn't this also because of the proliferation of Arab/Muslim students on campus? So many are bitterly antisemitic and anti-Israel.

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"When men act with honor more are saved than are lost

In flight there is neither glory nor refuge"

The Illiad

Left-wing campuses are significantly different from most Americans, as can be seen in responses to controversial issues like "can men get pregnant", "is sex determined at birth", "are all economic outcomes determined by systemic racism".

An overwhelmingly pro-Israel Republican party, a strong Democratic Majority for Israel group, millions of members of Christians United for Israel show that the current antisemitism has taken root in a limited part of the left and an even smaller part of the right.

This is the United States: contribute to political groups that support Israel, learn self-defense with martial arts and firearms and make your enemies flee instead.

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Looks like we have to access alternative media sources to get stories about anti-Semitism acts of violence. Sadly.

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/open-season-jews-new-york-city-hate-crimes

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Blake, I completely believe you. I'm not Jewish, and can't put myself in the shoes of that unique experience. Jewish people most certainly have been threatened and persecuted throughout history and throughout the world. I get the concept of Israel, a homeland, a safe haven. And why it must be protected from arch-enemies and terrorists. I get why you would want to move there--to feel like it would be going home. It is a beautiful and amazing place. That said, I ask in all seriousness, if we can talk openly about Israel, its policy and actions, Gaza, and the Palestinian people. I have been to the Gaza wall, and was struck by the knowledge that two million people lived behind it. Most of them not terrorists. Many believe that they too are deserving of a nation. There are terrorists who run the place though...and I am not suggesting that Israel stands down in the face of violence. But can we talk about these things without being called anti-Semitic? In America, free speech extends to even those things we don't agree with. The incidents you refer to where Jewish people are demeaned, marginalized or worse, are abhorrent. But I do wonder if it is possible to talk, without what sometimes feels like a knee-jerk reaction to be called an anti-Semite, about Israel, and the very complicated forces that shape that region?

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This is another moment when I realize I just don't recognize the country I grew up in. On my father's side, our presence here stretches to well before the Revolution. What's happened to our institutions in the last 25 years is malign and unprecedented.

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Good luck young man.

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I have been hearing of antisemitism for sometime and my happy isolation in a crowd of 70ish, conservative, secular, pro Jewish, southern, red necks made that hate seem unbelievable. For me this article really put life into that hate. Hate and scores of anger and discontentment issues all over the country seems to point to a conspiratorial surge seemingly random but, I am sorry to say, possibly? probably? well planned? For the last two decades virtually EVERY tradition of any stripe is under attack. Common Sense, Ben Shapiro, and Dennis Prager plus many other news sources remain beacons of hope to survive this mess.

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It pains me to read that an American has to leave America to truly "go home".

The present, commonplace nature of antisemitism in this country baffles me. What's unsurprising is that it's coming from the more extreme ends of the Left. Less surprising is that the majority on the Left who disapprove of antisemitism tolerate and even don the sentiment in some capacity for the sake of a unified front, but to be able to do this means the wrongs of it didn't mean much to them to begin with.

From my anecdotal Mexican-American perspective, it's beginning to feel like they're targeting Latinos and Asians, too. While many of us tend to hold liberals mores, we also hold conservative one's as well. We're family oriented in the traditional sense. We're spiritual/religious. We honor and respect our elders. We believe in agency and taking pride in what we earn in our lives. We immigrate for the future of our children. Family is everything to us and we'll always choose community over party lines. Now that polls are showing a political shift for Latinos and Asian's have been making the shift slowly over several years, it seems to be the habit of some liberals to decide if we're a minority or not. They've decided to be the arbiters of who get's to have a minority identity and who doesn't--these people are typically white.

If I wear their collar, I'm a minority. If I want to engage in good-faith discourse, I'm a white supremist, but only after they've called me a spic.

I don't know where it all go from here, but I can tell you, as you clearly already know and have experienced, that it's just overwhelming, distressing and infuriating to have to deal with this in America. Unlike yourself, Blake, I don't have a better alternative to escape to, as my parents already left a country with poor opportunities and little chance for upward mobility. Still, I'd never leave. I have too much faith in this country that's given so much to immigrants and even more to their children.

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Uh oh

666 comments, so i'll post this comment just to change the number.

Don't want progressives getting any more ideas, as sick as they already are.

:-)

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It’s telling that many young American Jews feel safer living in Israel, surrounded by tens of millions of dedicated enemies, than in the United States. I’m old enough to see much of the contrast between the America we were and the America we’re becoming, and I don’t like what I see.

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Canada too. Jews still predominately support the Liberal party even though they just got caught funding a blatant, rabid anti-semite group to (am not kidding here, wish i was) create an anti-racism strategy for canadian broadcasters.

The entire federal government is simply an unending webpage from The Onion on automatic refresh.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/trudeau-promises-full-review-of-funding-for-anti-racism-program-after-laith-marouf-scandal

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There was a Quillette podcast episode on this recently.

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Yes, it was them who first twigged to this, Jon Kay is a smart guy

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Blake -I'm sorry you leaving America, but I hope you keep speaking out. Your voice is needed and important. America's loss will be Israel's gain.

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This is so sad, but I read more and more antisemitism promoted on different campus with the blessing of many deans, specially in Law schools (recently Cornell Law). Jewish donors should immediately halt any kind of donation to all these schools.

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