Skip to comments.So many benevolent Jews lose big money to one twisted [Madoff] guy and anti Jewish bigots applause
Posted on 12/26/2008 7:54:36 AM PST by PRePublic
I’m not sure I’ve heard of any anti-Jewish bigots applauding Madoff. Got any examples?
“Paranoia will destroy ya” — The Kinks
A lot of us applaud because quite a few of the people who got scammed are high-rolling sophisticates, who should have known better had they done their due diligence.
These are the same people who claim a lot of us are uneducated or uncultured hicks because we don’t see the world in through the same nuanced lenses they do. They have the temerity to claim hunting is eveil when sportsmen and women have provided over $700 million to conservation effort just last year alone. Like a lot in life, they apparently were reading the Cliff’s Notes on investing.
Seeing a worthwhile charity or a learning institution that is not heavily endowed lose money gives me no pleasure.
Correction: First sentence, second paragraph, no “in” and in the second sentence, it should be “evil” not “eveil.” Sorry about that.
You are just as bad as the Obamaniods with the racist crap.
Just because I am glad that a lot of left-wing Jewish people lost money doesn’t make me any such thing.
The ACLU is almost wiped out, as are a lot of left-wing Jews.
Jews account for about 2% of our population but account for about 50% OF THE MONEY DEMOCRATS TAKE IN.
So, me being happy this group has less money to help destroy our country doesn’t make me a bigot.
And what gives it a sweeter taste is the fact Madoff is a democrat.
The fact you take joy knowing that people who are Jews lost a large % of their savings is a creepy and border line anti semitic. Many of them didn’t invest with Madoff directly but through other money managers who funneled their money to Madoff. It’s their right if they want to give their money to democrats even if you don’t agree. Just like you have the right to give to whom ever you want.
And just the tone of your post smacks of a deep down hatred you have for Jews. I don’t have a problem with it but don’t try to rationalize it.
Um, it’s pretty well established that this was ‘affinity fraud’, and that Madoff worked his friends and community for $. Not exclusively, by any means. He also worked foreign banks and institutions - a Saudi prince, Banque Populaire, Korean teachers...
But Americans are likely to find the tabloid aspect much more interesting - Mort Zuckerman or the Mets’ owners losing money, ripping off Eli Weisel, taking Palm Beach people’s entire life scandals (though people who put all their eggs in his basket were a touch too greedy for their own good by not diversifying; if it’s too good to be true it probably isn’t). So the fact he preyed on the Jewish community is at the center of the scandal and the tabloid interst; that’s where he went looking for money and those are names or communities that people are familiar with.
I mean, come on, taking ELi Weisel’s charity’s money? What sort of person does that? Of course it’s interesting.
That means less money for Democrats.
They still probably hate Bush more than Madoff.
You are twisted and sick...along with Hildy...or whatever its name is.
You probably also claim that the reason you didn't vote for 0bama, had nothing to do with the color of his skin.
Is it permitted to suggest that a liberal Jewish political-financial network exists?
Or did Madoff just happen to create one by dint of his own efforts?
I sure can cheer the ACLU getting wiped out.
I even hope Planned Parenthood had all their money invested there.
The 50 bln loss to investors seems a little suspicious , how long does it take to count 50 bln and how would they know the exact losses. How many transactions would they have to go through? Madoff ruined many lives but we really don’t know the number. I betting the number is much less
“the unknown fact that ‘most donations by Jews go to non-Jewish causes.’”
The life of a member of my (non-Jewish) family was saved at the City of Hope — long a Jewish philanthropy in the LA area.
As I visited, I looked around the walls of the hospital, and noted all the obviously Jewish names of donors with great appreciation. And I wondered how many Muslims have undertaken such charities for non-Muslims.
Madoff had all the credibility this world has to offer he was Wall Street it does not matter what anyone has to say he is a big time crook.... well it at least appears so for them time being given the accounts his investors are claiming. I do know that in the court of law he is presumed innocent until prove guilty.
Its their right if they want to give their money to democrats even if you dont agree. Just like you have the right to give to whom ever you want.
Yes, and it’s our right to applaud when one lib defrauds other libs. I haven’t observed an anti-jewish bias. In fact most anti-semites are liberals. I wouldn’t care if Madoff were Scotch-Irish and he had ripped off a bunch of Quakers, the point is that the libs will have less money to fund the mid-term elections. I would be even happier if the victims had been liberal Republicans.
Well yes, the network does exist so in one respect, racism is at the heart of this problem and what is going on here is that methinks they protest too much.
If Jews weren’t willing to affinity gravitate to the Jewish money manager instead of looking across the spectrum of available managers and at least dividing their assets among the best performing three...there must be a reason for it. Could it be, perhaps, racism? Is it possible that wealthy Jews wouldn’t give a non-Jewish manager a second look no matter how well he/she runs their fund and how ethical they may be? Is it possible that wealthy Jews would put money with a Jewish manager without doing due dilligence simply because they believe they wouldn’t be done in by a “friend” from the Synagogue or the Right Club?
Both are more than possible and highly probable in this instance. However, the story managers have swooped in from all directions to try to cover up this aspect of the story. In the first 48 hours, they said that Madoff was a “democratic” schemer but we knew better. Anyone familiar with these circles knew that over time, the vast majority of the victims would turn out to be wealthy Jews who, motivated by a base racism, trusted Madoff above non-Jews and ended up getting burned. Now, any mention of any of this is labeled anti-semitism...but the sad truth remains...those who have been burned must look at themselves, each other, their community and at least to some degree come to terms with the fact that “What we have done, to some degree we have done to ourselves.”
Good grief, you sound angry. You sound just like the blacks who cry racism at any negative comment about another black. Such claims dilute the impact of their words.
I don’t care what the religion of corrupt crooks is - I’m always happy when they go down in flames!
Anyone who invested in this Ponzi scheme was committing a crime and ignorance of the law is no excuse.
My feelings of joy here aren’t based on the faiths of the crooks but instead, are based on the actions of the crooks.
To Prepublic, & stockpirate, I am also anti-ACLU but the fact that some of them are Jews is NOT AN/THE issue!
We should avoid this irrelevant cosmetic "linkage" especially on a people that have been through so much!
You are good, I am the same way
Your post makes no sense, just as Obamaniods claims that anything said against O is based on racism.
If one-legged circus preformers who are left wing socialists lost money in Madoff’s hands I wpuld be happy. Does that make me hate handicapped people?
No wonder we are losing elections and the arguement.
I must admit you do have a point.
I’ll try to avoid the linkage in said manner.
“We should avoid this irrelevant cosmetic “linkage” especially on a people that have been through so much! “
But on second thought look at the title of the article.
re: “The ACLU is almost wiped out”
Really? That would fall in category of “too good to be true” — I haven’t seen anything to indicate that! Yes, the ACLU lost grants from a couple of the foundations Madoff has wrecked, but at less than $1 million these programs are far from all of the ACLU’s activities, and I understand that they have a major endowment of their own (no indication yet that it was invested with Madoff).
SO far, all I see is that the ACLU is using this scandal as a fundraising ploy, but they themselves are far from claiming that they are “almost wiped out”
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