Fwd: Re: [commonweal] File under: "People who just don't get it..."
- I'm forwarding some of Dr Rhodes work on Commonweal. This is a touchy subject and I'm getting real sick of touchy subjects. Dr Rhodes is great on "touchy subjects".
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DATE: Wed, 23 May 2001 13:34:07
From: Robert C Rhodes <kearny2@...>
You ask if all Polish Jews were communist: judging from the Baltric,
Polish, and Russian Jews we had for teachers (good ones, mind) in my
1941-45 public high school, I would say
yes, they were. Not pinkos, but Reds. Our parents got up in arms over
the propaganda we kids brought home to the supper table, but it did no
good. LaGuardia, our progressive Mayor,
and Eleanor Roosevelt, a sociologist-feminist, championed the 'utopian'
features of Marxism.
Silly adolescents of the New York City I grew up in swallowed the bilge
lock, stock, & barrell.
The odd thing about Jews is that they continue to consider themselves A
People.They're not. They're slavs, semites, whatevers who through family
traditions continue identifying themselves as being 'Jewish' not so much
as religious Hebrews, but as being a 'kulture' in the more Yiddish sense
of the word. They have self-glorified themselves as not the Chosen People
of the Biblical God, but the Superior People of the pograms, the
tribe of the suffering, the chip-on-the-shoulder victims of almost
everything by everyone. They are not pleasant for associating. And yet,
they contribute wonderfully to progress and
learning, are charitable more than the rest of mankind, and otherwise are
an asset. The Poles themselves can tell you their side of things -- and,
God knows, they have one! Ask.
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