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Dec 11, 2022·edited Dec 11, 2022

Great discussion. Very complex topic. I believe the answer is very simple. Anti Semitism is on the rise because of the increased presence of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in our society. Early on during this phenomenon I read a book about this topic that was even handed and not biased for or against. It simply presented the arguments on both sides and I landed on my own conclusion. Which is that CRT increase racism.

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Writing as a first generation child of Hungarian Jews who went through every awful experience y’all have ever seen in any holocaust movie or book…

It is untenable for the New York Times, the Washington post, various major media TV outlets, and huge swaths of higher education to fearlessly and consistently attack “whiteness” with no repercussion… while at the same time shutting down bank accounts, levying fines, and generally ruining the careers of people who attack “Jewishness.”

I don’t think race exists in any meaningful sense, but even if you think it does, you cannot have this insane double standard. Either all race based generalizations/insults are off the table, including every NYT essay on whiteness, or nothing is. Allowing nonstop attacks on white people while cancelling those who attack Jews just feeds -big time - into antisemitic stereotypes of Jews controlling everything. It’s not that difficult folks!

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Not to be off topic but where the hell is TGIF?

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Bari, I’ve mentioned before that what you need is a mute button for trolls.

I would not support kicking people off this or any platform for the crime of being annoying, I just want the ability to make it that I don’t see their crap.

A mute button is the solution, the troll still has free speech.

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Blacks seem to resent legitimate Jew victimhood . They seem to begrudge Jew’s their success. Both get knocked down, but Jews rise up again, while blacks stubbornly underperform, despite many interventions. I think it’s cultural, certain values, beget good outcomes, and other values are less successful. (Of course I believe there is an objective reality, this is not the current fashion, it’s all just a management problem.)

Black’s should address themselves, for themselves; they have suffered horribly and need to formulate a new plan; the Jew’s in their misery are an apt model. Petulance is not a plan. 

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I have said this before. I don't understand antisemitism. I could no more hate a Jew than I could hate a Christian, a Hindu or Buddhist. If I don't like someone, I don't interact with them and that is a form of personal censorship. I change the channel.

I grew up in a small country that had a large Jewish, Indian, Chinese and West Indian communities. These are the people I went to school with, played sports with and hung out with and later in life worked with. Maybe that is why I can't hate anybody. I dislike the loony left but I don't hate them.

I just don't hate.

I am not naive. I recognize hate and know it when I see it. Haters disgust me. I think comprof and R T are haters. They hate anyone who disagrees with them and they curse you for disagreeing with them.

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For once I would love to listen to a panel that consisted of working class folks who navigate the world of race every day in their so-called "normal" jobs. Men and women who take the subway, sit in a cubicle at their computers and count on (perhaps) a 2% raise after a year if they're lucky. Also, interview school kids of middle school and high school ages. What have they been taught? How to they really feel about their black and Jewish counterparts?

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You need to understand that no matter how much money or opportunities are thrown at someone they can’t be forced to do something for themselves. Once you identify as a victim and accept that position then you will never move forward. Can be color, religion or sexual identity. It’s just easier to blame others and Jews and whites are the source of blame.

Don’t let truth in criminal statistics or factual reporting of attacks cloud the narrative. Until people take responsibility for self and shun victim hood, it will continue.

To deny the amount of hatred from the black community against Jews is simply nothing but lies, lies and more lies.

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I am so damn tired of listening to Bret Stephens railing against Trump that he has become insufferable to me. Ye is an out of control mental case and Fuentes is a non entity. Trump is probably over the hill politically but narcissist that he is, he is still capable of pulling a Ross Perot after he loses the Republican nomination. People historically have needed a scapegoat to cover for their own inadequacies. This is true for some elements in the black community. The meritocracy is not easy. Phoney equity means if u can't pass algebra we'll do away with algebra. SAT too tough well do away with them too. Scapegoating innocent people for some is a good grift eg. Sharpton, Farrakhan et al. and that is never going away even with all of the high toned rhetoric of Bret Stephens. Eli

Lake was much more on target with reality.

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The “Black-Jewish” relationship? You don’t have to look far to find a black-Asian relationship, either. We’ve all seen the videos of the random attacks on Asians just walking down the sidewalk. Seems like one demographic has an issue with everyone else, no?

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Bari is posting. Nellie is not. Is everything ok? Why is TGIF not posted without even a post from someone in the media empire telling us TGIF is coming, or is cancelled or .... really anything but silence.

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Here's a weapon that Jewish leaders have chosen not to use: Arabs and Muslims today capture, buy, sell, torture, and in some cases breed black people in at least five countries in Africa. (www.iabolish.org) In the 1990's Farrakhan sought to silence our efforts to free slaves in Sudan and Mauritania. As his mission is to convince blacks here that Islam is their path to freedom, reports of this particular slave trade is enormously unhelpful. Also, intersectionality puts people of color together as a natural alliance against the rest, including now, Jews. Nigerian Americans picketed Ilhan Omar's office asking her to speak out about her co- religionists' taking black Christian slaves and were of course ignored. We should be modern day abolitionists because it is the right thing to do, and can be done: see CSI.org. But it is not a bad thing to toss into the fray. The only black doing a bit of this now is Dumasani Washington and he should be supported.

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We are in a very splintered society these days. We are forced to put ourselves in boxes. We are no longer Americans. The boxes we check identify us as separate from 'the others'. We are either the victim or the victimizer.

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Transcript please I never listen to podcasts.

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Dec 12, 2022·edited Dec 13, 2022

Appreciated all the input, though Bret Stephens used up way too much air on his Trump ranting, mostly off topic. We get it Bret.

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Thomas Sowell was asked what Jews could do to stem Anti-Semitism and he said the answer was simple. "Fail."

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