Reppies are seldom far from anti-Semitism. While their targets of choice are welfare chiselers, unwed mothers, baggy pantsers, Barrack Obama, Demos, "leftists," "liberals" and petty criminals (ie, blacks according to the Reppie Playbook) there's nothing like kicking a Jew around occasionally to ease the boredom. Having lived in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood and attended a predominantly Jewish public grade school in Canton, I Hate Canton was unaware of local Jew kicking until a rather late date in our personal timeline (like mid-high school). That's when we discovered neighborhood John Birchers and their Let Freedom Ring phone line and their Minutemen friends, and began easing our own summer vacation boredom listening to rants about the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and the worldwide communist Jewish conspiracy. No one ever got around to explaining how the Holocaust happened if Jews run everything. Details! Details!
Nothing has changed. Since the Rep went anonymous, we've seen a revival of Jew kicking. Much of it has been minor snarks adequately addressed by sane commenters. Then, the other day, we got a full kick in the pants and ribs, and stomach, and head by burns2--real name as far as we know--Davida Carter-Burns, commenting on Thousands Protest Against Government Spending, an article about the Tea Party march on Washington. The remarks, despicable in any context, take on a significant meaning, intended by the writer or not, of blaming Jews for the current economic disaster. (For some reason she neglects the Do Jews Control Surfing? controversy.) Apparently, black folks, whom Carter-Burns in the past has blamed for much of Canton's and the country's problems (not to mention her own) , haven't yet reached such conspiratorial heights--yet. We can't wait for the launch of the international black communist conspiracy. But while we're waiting:
pie47-Your comment is all over the map. You went from high gas prices to degrading the President's face to taxing pop all in one sentence. Ok, why are you working two jobs in the first place?
Marley - Come on now. You are an intelligent woman. Compared to the government elitist, are we ALL not second class citizens? Except the Jews now. How they got in your category, I don't understand. Jews run everything in this country. What do you want Marley? Are you happy with the status quo? Or do you just want to see protesting for adoptees and stopping wars? Blacks have been protesting since the 1960's to the point of street riots, murdering, and pillaging. Did you condemn them? Hispanics protest. Gays protest. Have you ever debased these groups? I don't think these tea partiers have ever worshiped their government. I think that is what other groups do, the ones who depend on the government. Davida Carter-Burns
jenny p - I didn't start the stereotyping, marley did. Would you like me to make you a list of everything the Jews run in this country? This isn't stereotyping, it's truth. TRUTH. It's facts. Don't you even dare get on this board and start the race crap. I'll start a very small list of what Jews run: Banks Media Hollywood Government AND a Jew is helping shape the healthcare reform bill, Dr. Ezekial Emmanuel. So, don't get your panties in a wad thinking somebody is degrading the Jewish people. What is your stance on the state of Israel sharing their land with Arabs? Let's hear it. Go.................... Davida Carter-Burns burns2
followed by jeny p's civil--and we are sure--tongue-biting reply:
Burns2, Judaism is a religion; not a race.
1) Jews do not own all banks. This is a myth/stereotype that began over 2000 years ago
2) Jews do not own all the media/Hollywood or government Certain high-profile individuals in an industry might be Jewish, but it does not mean that the entire industry is controlled by Jewish people. Because there is 1 Jew helping to reform healthcare does not constitute government. It is important to gain facts. Most of what you said are actually excerpts from white-supremacist websites. If Jews really owned the world and governemt: 1) Our holidays would be federal holidays rather than largely unknown and unrecognized 2) Hebrew would be a 2nd 'preferred' language in the US
3) Jews would not have been persecuted for centuries 4) Synogogues would not have to be closing at the high rate they are across the US 5) There would be MANY more kosher deli's Many Jews are not wealthy. There is a sizeable percentage of Jews who live in poverty. According to a 2001 survey, close to 1 million American Jews live in low income households (less than $25,000 for a family of four). Arm yourself with knowledge and not myths and misconceptions. For instance, watch the Academy Awards. You'll quickly discover that Hollywood isn't all Jewish. If that were true, Adam Sandler would have 50 Hanukah songs by now! lol
I approve of a two-state solution. Peace-loving Jews and Muslims seek peace and many Jews and Muslims are friends in Israel as well as here in the US and other countries. I hope I've helped clear up any confusion.
Frankly, we think Jenny was way too nice, but then she's a nice person. Anyway, naughty words are discouraged by the Rep even if they show up as f*** or Bab****. So are anti-Semitic comments.
burns2/Davida Carter-Burn's remarks have been excised from the pages of the Rep. (We have a vague memory of a third comment, but didn't retrieve it, so we're not sure.) We have mixed feelings about removal. It's always good to see that someone wakes up at the Rep wheel and puts the skids creepazoids, but we also believe remarks need to remain to show just how far Canton has not come.
Then, there's other remarks that get lifted for no apparent reason other than a letterbomb attack on the Rep by Octo. But that's another story.