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Antisemitism the Game Of Liberal America
The Lid ^ | 6/10/09 | The Lid

Posted on 06/10/2009 7:43:12 PM PDT by Shellybenoit

Today's attack at the Holocaust Museum was the work of one single Antisemitic nut-job but`make no mistake about it, even in the United States America, hatred of Jews is becoming a widely accepted`bigotry. Sometimes the Antisemitism is in its purest form, like today's killer, but more often the hatred of Jews takes form of Israel hatred. Not that all people who oppose Israel are Jew haters, but make no mistake, when you hear terms like, "the Israel lobby" it is nothing but a polite way of repeating that old stereotype that Jews control the world.

Today the left-wing blogisphere came alive with reports that the Holocaust Shooting proved the leaked DHS report which warned that right-wingers were terrorist threats was true. Of course the left-wingers are ignoring one important fact, with few exceptions the most prolific purveyors of Antisemitism in the United States today come from the left side of the aisle.

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TOPICS: History; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; cohen; democrats; liberalism; medoff; michaelcohen; rafaelmedoff

1 posted on 06/10/2009 7:43:12 PM PDT by Shellybenoit
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To: Shellybenoit

Jews are the canary in the mine of tyranny. When then drop over the rest of us should will not be far behind.

Marxism is our nation’s **most** serious threat. It isn’t terrorism.

2 posted on 06/10/2009 8:16:34 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: Shellybenoit
Today the left-wing blogisphere came alive with reports that the Holocaust Shooting proved the leaked DHS report which warned that right-wingers were terrorist threats was true...Interesting that the shooter today was a PT captain in WWII, just like JFK - I wonder if the left might wonder about Kennedy's sympathies now had he lived (we know his father was an admirer of Hitler) - and then there's the fact that the attack occurred only hours after the story of Rev. Wright's "Them Jews won't let me talk to him" remark became known - was that maybe the trigger that set the shooter off - the left is generally pretty simple-minded so some of the the nuances and implications of this story might excape them - or they might just want to not consider them......
3 posted on 06/10/2009 8:52:38 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Harry Truman, Anti-Semite?
by Dr. Rafael Medoff

The National Archives has just released a newly-discovered diary kept by Truman, which includes an extremely harsh passage about Jews.

Was President Harry Truman anti-Semitic?

The National Archives has just released a newly-discovered diary kept by Truman, which includes an extremely harsh passage about Jews.

The diary entry is dated July 21, 1947, a little more than two years since Franklin Roosevelt had died during his fourth term in office, but before Truman, who was FDR?s vice president, had won the presidency on his own.

Former Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, Jr., had just spoken with President Truman about the plight of Holocaust survivors apparently the passengers of the S.S. Exodus whom the British had turned away from Palestine’s shores and sent back to Europe. Morgenthau hoped Truman would press the British on the matter.

Truman wrote in his diary: He [had] no business, whatever to call me. The Jews have no sense of proportion nor do they have any judgement on world affairs. Henry brought a thousand Jews to New York on a supposedly temporary basis and they stayed.

The thousand Jews to whom Truman referred was the one token group of Jewish refugees whom the Roosevelt administration had permitted to enter the U.S., outside the immigration quotas, during the Holocaust.

Yes, Morgenthau and others who urged admission of those refugees had said they could be sent back to Europe after the war but it was Truman who, in December 1945, approved their permanent admission to the United States.

As we now know about FDR himself, Truman also had shown very little sense of proportion over the plight of Europe’s Jews when they were being slaughtered during the Holocaust.

When a Missouri rabbi wrote to then-Senator Truman in 1943 to urge Congressional action to rescue refugees, Truman coldly replied: I do not think it is the business of Senators who are not on the Foreign Relations Committee to dabble in matters which affect our relations with the Allies at this time is of vital importance that the Jewish Congregations be patient and support wholeheartedly the foreign policy of our government.

Truman’s newly-discovered 1947 diary entry continues:

“The Jews, I find, are very, very selfish. They care not how many Estonians, Latvians, Finns, Poles, Yugoslavs or Greeks get murdered or mistreated as D[isplaced] P[ersons] as long as the Jews get special treatment. Yet when they have power, physical, financial or political neither Hitler nor Stalin has anything on them for cruelty or mistreatment to the under dog. Put an underdog on top and it makes no difference whether his name is Russian, Jewish, Negro, Management, Labor, Mormon, Baptist he goes haywire. I’ve found very, very few who remember their past condition when prosperity comes.”

This passage indicates Truman had little or no appreciation that the victimization of the Jews had indeed been unique. Estonians and Latvians had experienced the “normal” discomforts and dislocations of war. The Jews, by contrast, had been singled out for mass murder, and six million had been annihilated in gas chambers and machine-gun massacres with the active collaboration of more than a few Estonians and Latvians, in fact.

Truman’s on postwar admission of Holocaust survivors to the U.S. was equally insensitive. In 1947, Jewish organizations lobbied for legislation to bring in 400,000 Displaced Persons over four years. The result: a bill that would help relatively few Jewish DPs. Truman refused to intervene. After Congress passed the bill, he issued a token statement criticizing it, but signed it into law anyway.

In matters concerning Jewish survival, Truman often substituted rhetoric for action. He urged the British to admit 100,000 Holocaust survivors to Palestine but never took concrete steps to pressure London to do so. He endorsed the admission of Holocaust survivors to the U.S. but remained silent as the DP legislation was neutered. He granted diplomatic recognition to the State of Israel just minutes after the state was created but refused to send Israel weapons to defend itself against five invading Arab armies.

Truman’s rhetoric was tied to his political strategy. He was interested in helping the Democrats in the 1945 election for governor of New York, the 1946 midterm Congressional elections, and, of course, his own election campaign in 1948. His rhetoric reflected the bare minimum necessary to make a positive impression on Jewish voters.

The symbolism of Truman’s dramatic recognition of newborn Israel did indeed leave a deep impression on American Jewry and, to this day, the popular perception of Truman as Israel’s savior has endured.

This is so despite earlier revelations about Truman’s anti-Jewish prejudices. Prof. Michael Cohen’s 1991 comprehensive study, Truman and Israel, previously revealed many additional examples of Truman’s bigotry. Truman had privately described New York City as a kike town, referred to his Jewish friend and business partner, Eddie Jacobson, as his Jew clerk, and wrote to his wife, Bess, about someone in a poker game who had screamed like a Jewish merchant. In June 1945, Truman wrote in a private memorandum: The Jews claim God Almighty picked them out for special privilege. Well I’m sure He had better judgement. Fact is I never thought God picked any favorites. And there were many other such remarks.

The new Truman diary passage is consistent with what we know of a man who, despite his personal friendship with several Jews and recognition of Israel, harbored deep anti-Jewish prejudices and was largely indifferent to the Nazi and Arab victimizations of the Jewish people.

Dr. Medoff is director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, which focuses on issues related to America’’s response to the Holocaust.

4 posted on 06/10/2009 9:09:44 PM PDT by Dqban22
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To: wintertime

©1998 by Robert Michael
The records of the Casablanca Conference contain the clearest and most significant evidence concerning the President attitudes toward the Jews and the basic reason why he did nothing to end the anti-refugee policy of the United States. The conference took place in January 1943 in the middle of the period when the mass murder of Jews was taking place in Europe. By this time, Roosevelt knew nearly everything about these atrocities. Roosevelt had been informed over the years by American diplomats and American press reports about the Jewish condition in Europe.1 Moreover, in December 1942 the Polish government in exile had accurately informed the U.S. government of many of the facts of the Holocaust.

Yet at Casablanca, Roosevelt amazingly seemed to sympathize with Nazi discrimination against Jews. He proposed to Generals Noguès and Giraud that the French government in North Africa discriminate against the Jews of French North Africa just as Hitler had done in Germany before the war .2)

Roosevelt stated that the number of Jews engaged in the practice of the professions . . . should be definitely limited to the percentage that the Jewish population in North Africa bears to the whole North African population. He endorsed the same plan for Germany. Limiting the number of Jews in the professions, he stated, would further eliminate the specific and understandable complaints which the Germans bore toward the Jews in Germany, namely, that while they represented a single part of the population, over 50 per cent of the lawyers, doctors, school teachers, college professors, etc., in Germany were Jews. 3)

Roosevelt¸s misinformation and solutions were shared by American Ambassador to Germany, William Dodd, who had written to Charles Crane that he, Dodd, had told the Germans unofficially that they had a serious [Jewish] problem but that they did not know how to solve it. The Jews had held a great many more of the key positions in Germany than their numbers or their talents entitled them to. 4)

The errors in Roosevelt statements were telling, because they mirrored modern antisemitic stereotypes. In the interwar period, the facts are that Jews comprised about 16 percent of German lawyers, 11 percent of physicians, 4 percent of the university teachers, and 1 percent of teachers in lower grades. 5 )

At Casablanca, F.D.R.¸s comments echoed Nazi and American anti-Jewish propaganda of the 1930s. Father Coughlin praised the National-Socialists¸ understandable effort to block the Jewish-Communist plan for subjugating Germany.6 Congressman Louis McFadden had encouraged Hitler¸s attempts to destroy the alleged Jewish control of the German economy, media, education, and professions.7)

For President Roosevelt, America was a “Protestant” nation,8) and Jews were here on suffrance. F.D.R.¸s feelings about Jews (and Catholics) are clear from a private conversation with Leo Crowley, the Catholic economist and wartime Alien Property Custodian. One day in January 1942, Roosevelt proclaimed to a shocked Crowley: Leo, you know this is a Protestant country, and the Catholics and the Jews are here on sufferance. It is up to both of you [Crowley and Henry Morganthau, a Jew and Secretary of the Treasury] to go along with anything that I want at this time. 9)

F.D.R.¸s comment confirms his belief that Jews as well as Catholics would always be aliens in a Protestant nation like the United States. This attitude, not uncommon among America’s Protestant elite, may help explain FDR’s aloofness from the agonized experience of the Holocaust’s Jews. He may have hated the Nazis and their collaborators for the crimes they committed against non-Jews, but he remained aloof, unable to make the human connection with Jewish victims. 10)

Like many liberals, FDR avoided the realities of the Jewish catastrophe based on a mild antisemitism. As Life magazine’s managing editor, John Billing, wrote in his diary, “We’re all antisemitic, only some of us have better self-control than others.”11)

FOOTNOTES 1) At the time of Kristallnacht in November 1938, President Roosevelt had already been warned by his ambassador to Poland, Anthony Biddle, that The plight of the Jewish populations as a whole in Europe is steadily becoming . . . untenable. Biddle to Roosevelt (10 November 1938). See Lipstadt, Beyond Belief.

2) Noguès was Vichy France¸s Resident General of Morocco.

3) The Roosevelt-Noguès and the Roosevelt-Giraud Conversations at the President¸s Villa (noon and 4:20 p.m., 17 January 1943), Roosevelt Papers, McCrea Notes, in Foreign Relations of the United States: The Conferences at Washington 1941-1942 and Casablanca 1943 (Washington D.C. 1968), 608-11.

4) Brecher, Charles R. Crane¸s Crusade for the Arabs, 47, 54n34.

5) See Jewish Historical Atlas.

6) Curran, Xenophobia and Immigration, 149.

7) Shapiro, The Approach of War, 48.

8) Robert Herzstein, “Jews, the Holocaust, and Henry Luce,” Dimensions, 15.

9) Entry of 27 January 1942, Henry Morganthau Diaries, in Morgan, FDR, 553.

10) NAnother example was Henry Luce, the owner and director of Time Magazine, AMerica’s most powerful journalistic enterprise. Herzstein, “Jews, the Holocaust, and Henry Luce,” Dimensions, 19.

11) Herzstein, “Jews, the Holocaust, and Henry Luce,” 21.

©1998 by Robert Michael

5 posted on 06/10/2009 9:14:28 PM PDT by Dqban22
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Pretty shocking stuff - thanks - needless to say you’ll never see any of this reported in the MSM the way they used to mine material by pouring over every newly released minute of the Nixon tapes to spot any hint of possible anti-Jewish sentiment.........

6 posted on 06/11/2009 7:05:04 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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