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Bathroom reading.Just in case some of you aren’t reading tweets from U.S. embassies at 2 a.m., we of Your Wonkette are always On The Ball and keeping an eye on such things. And tonight, well, it got a bit silly.

The U.S Embassy in Tel Aviv was tweeting up a storm — as part of their effort to advertise how great each individual state is, they posted some quotes on behalf of Michigan: “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself,” for example. And “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

Lovely-enough quotes, both. They were said by prominent Michiganer Henry Ford — who is also a little famous for some of his other quotes, such as “If fans wish to know the trouble with American baseball they have it in three words—too much Jew.”

Oh, heavens! You mean the prominent American businessman who was the source of so many lackluster inspirationals also hated Jews? Yeah. He had a whole newspaper about it. Hitler like, so loved it after it was published in bound volumes in Germany in the 1920s.

Aaaand our blockquote, from a little ditty called Mein Kampf:

It is Jews who govern the Stock Exchange forces of the American union. Every year makes them more and more the controlling masters of the producers in a nation of one hundred and twenty millions; only a single great man, Ford, to their fury, still maintains full independence.

If you’d like to read more of Mr. Ford’s writing, his The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem is available for download from the American Nazi Party website. Either that, or check out the embassy to Israel’s Twitter feed:


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