After the first post “we are the 99%” some felt they needed to tell me how this protest has another, pretty nasty, side to it, and unfortunately they are right. Some of the people in this protest are expressing racist views (not only about Jews by the way) and are holding opinions that should have been gone from the world long ago.
The idea that all Jews are rich is not only plain stupid and racist, it is also wrong. For those who are not aware of it, the idea of the tents in wall street came from Israel, where an overwhelming 25% of the population went out to demonstrate because they can not afford to buy a place to live in (meaning they can not find an affordable home in any part of the country) so it looks like many Jews in Israel are not rich, actually it looks like they are poor.
While the anger towards Wall Street and the banks is (at least) somewhat justified the tendency of finding whole groups who profit from the suffering of others belongs to the bloody human history, and is deeply rooted there. The fact that new left wing liberals are now becoming the new fascists is troubling enough, add to this the easy solution of finger pointing and blaming the Jews and you get history rewritten, with only 60+ years separating us from the actual events.
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