Letter to the editor,
A discussion of Black Lives Matter with your son should start with a history lesson:
African Americans fought, sacrificed and died for the democracy which Jews immigrated to their country, America, to enjoy. Though they fought and died for our democracy, African Americans have encountered oppression and bigotry in all forms for over 400 years. African Americans have fought for equality and inclusiveness long before Jews immigrated to their country.
Racism, like anti-Semitism, tends to take the path of least resistance down to the ground! The virulent racist assault on America’s most patriotic citizens of color, Tamika Mallory, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Angela Davis, Linda Sarsour and others by insidious Jewish ingrates is unAmerican, unacceptable and obscene!
Many Jews have virulently assaulted “Black Lives Matter.” Mort Klein ZOA, an immigrant, tweeted, “BlackLivesMatter is an antisemitic, Israel hating Soros funded racist extremist Israelophobic hate group.” And “BLM is a Jew hating, White hating, Israel hating, conservative Black hating, violence promoting dangerous Sores funded extremist group of haters.”
A man (later identified as Abraham Knopfler) demanded that a New York City coffee shop take down a “BLACK LIVES MATTER” sign. He was refused service because he was not wearing a mask! Mr. Knopfier stated, “They have mattered pretty much. Black lives only matter when they’re killed by whites and not when they’re killed by blacks.”
Caroline Glick, JNS (6-28-20) “The silent American Jews:” “So for BLM, anti-Semitism isn’t a bug. It is a feature. Hatred of Israel and the Jews is part of its DNA.”
Americans are paying for Holocaust museums, for care for elderly Holocaust victims who placed their assets in foreign banks to avoided paying tax in America and so many more causes for Jews and Israel. Congress just passed a bill to give Israel a minimum of $38 billion over the next 10 years, despite current devastation to the U.S. economy. The bill passed by a voice vote without any discussion or debate of the largest such package in U.S. history, and without identifying the title.
This looting of American tax dollars will constitute $7,000 per minute for the dysfunctional/terrorist/welfare state of Israel.
Our tax dollars should be used for the people who earned those tax dollars, the American people, especially African Americans who are suffering the consequence of COVID-19 more than most and need our tax dollars far more than Israel.
I notice that Jews are using the term “white privileged” more and more! There is an interesting article in atlantajewishtimes 12-19-16, “Are Jews White? It’s Complicated” by Dave Schechter.
M. D. Block, La Jolla, Calif.