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In the past month, as we’ve all put on our #RESISTance shoes, unknown Nazis have been doing a little resistance of their own, and that is “fucking up Jewish cemeteries,” and “burning down mosques.” This has made for many nice stories about “Jews crowdfund for a new mosque for Musli-friends who had theirs burnt down” and “Muslims show up to Jewish cemetery to help fix broken headstones for Jew-pals.” Those are good, heartwarming things. They are definitely Nice Time! Except they keep. fucking. happening. Eventually Jews and Muslims are going to run out of money to Gofundme each other’s Nazi-broke shit.

Days after Muslim activists created a fundraising campaign to repair decimated Jewish headstones in St. Louis, Missouri, Jewish donors are returning the favor by contributing funds to a repair a mosque in Florida.

Soon after the Daarus Salaam Mosque in Tampa was set on fire last Friday, a Muslim man named Adeel Karim created a LaunchGood fundraising campaign to raise $40,000 for repairs for water damage caused when the blaze was put out. Within days, the campaign had raised over $60,000, thanks to an outpouring of support from Jewish donors. Karim discovered their generosity when he realized people were giving what appeared to be random sums of money.

“I couldn’t understand why people were donating in what seemed like weird amounts to the cause. There are sums of 18, 36, 72.00 dollars etc. then I figured out after clicking on the names Avi, Cohen, Gold-stein, Rubin, Fisher,” he explained in a recent Facebook post. “Jews donate in multiples of 18 as a form of what is called ‘Chai’. It wishes the recipient a long life.”

Meanwhile, Muslims raised more than $100,000 to help repair Jewish cemeteries (plural, of course) that had been … what’s German for “Krystallnacht but with smashed granite instead of glass”?

Since the beginning of the year, FOUR American mosques have been torched: in Bellevue, Washington; Austin, Texas; Victoria, Texas; and Florida. (In the case of the mosque fire in Bellevue, it was Mormons who opened up a former classroom as a place for Muslims to pray. In Victoria, Texas, Jews turned over the keys to the synagogue.)

Also since the beginning of the year, anti-Semitic hate crimes have risen 94 percent in New York City, and there have been more than 100 bomb threats against the babies and old people who hang out at Jewish community centers during the day.

During his hideous address to Congress, Donald Trump (did you know his daughter is Jewish???? DID YOU????) finally said words about “don’t bomb-threat Jewish community centers.” (Earlier the very same day, he had suggested to a group of state attorneys general that the Jews were “reversing” bomb threats against themselves.) He also said “please don’t shoot Indian people in Kansas.” (It was a week overdue.) That he neglected to mention all the mosques being burnt to the ground was surely an oversight, as he would never try to gin up hatred and even violence against a minority.

Donald Trump’s special brand of Make America White Again has boosted morale of good Americans like David Duke and the “alt-right,” who correctly see Trump’s top adviser Steve Bannon as one of their own — because of how he said he was. Stoking antipathy to “others” — Jews and Muslims, in this case — is not accidental. It puts the Trump administration right in line with the hard right in Europe and Russia, whose wink-wink “nationalism” is really “white nationalism.” And they’re not particularly winking about it either.

We know the FBI’s “Countering Violent Extremism” program has been told to refocus on Muslims only, and forget all the white supremacists responsible for the majority of Fucking Our Shit Up, but — and we’re just spitballing here! — maaaybe they could take a minute to try to track down whoever is terrorizing all the Muslims and Jews?

The program, “Countering Violent Extremism,” or CVE, would be changed to “Countering Islamic Extremism” or “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism,” the sources said, and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States.

Maybe Donald Trump could … walk that back? Maybe make a couple arrests even??

LOL sorry, just kidding, that’d be MESHUGGAH! Plus however you say that in Arabic.

So it’s great that Jews and Muslims are bonding through all this, and braiding each other’s hair, and probably trading baklava and halvah recipes. It’s great that we’re standing together, for each other! But I don’t know how long the interfaith bake sales can continue, before we run out of money for baklava and halvah and cemeteries and mosques.

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  • Msgr_MΩment

    Photo: Invisible Glory Hole.

    • ArgieBarfie

      “This is what Trump’s butthole looks like.”

      • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

        Dammit…

        I was hoping he was demonstrating the size of the gall stone he passed the night before.

    • schmannity

      Administration IQ

    • schmannity

      How much water with your triple Scotch, Mr. Bannon?

  • msanthropesmr

    According to google translate, majnun is Arabic for crazy. Of course, lots of Muslims don’t necessarily speak Arabic.

    • rebecca

      well, most Jews probs don’t speak Yiddish either, so it’s all kosher

      • Persistent Demme

        My new Israeli son-in-law doesn’t get any Yiddish words or cultural references at all. Plus he has never been to the US before.
        And now, they are moving to New Jersey, (she was accepted to a grad program at Rutgers).
        Oy!

      • The Wanderer

        I’m completely goy, from New Jersey, and I picked up a smattering of Yiddish as a boy. I have a lot of fun using the few words and phrases that I know to flummox the Southerners I know live among.

        • Historicat

          Well, you obviously have a lot of choot-spa!

      • msanthropesmr

        Especially Sephardic ones that speak Ladino…

  • Undocumented Skwerl!

    “Krystallnacht but with smashed granite instead of glass”?

    Schisstallnacht.

    Sorry, geology joke.

    • Wild Cat

      We only dig really dirty geology jokes over here as we shovel and pick apart daily events.

    • Painter of Swedish Tragedies

      Gneiss one.

    • laughingnome

      That’s not very gneiss.

    • FlownΩver

      Lots of browncherts.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      I hope the bastards who did it meet an igneo-mineous end.

      • Zyxomma

        Pegmatite end.

  • SullivanSt

    what’s German for “Krystallnacht but with smashed granite instead of glass”?

    Also it’s plural this time, so I guess maybe Steinnachten?

  • schmannity

    But what about white Christian oppression?

    • Wild Cat

      Since Saul became Paul, they’ve been very good at oppression for almost two thousand years now.

  • Me not sure

    Trump, Bannon, and Steven Miller have all been overtly flashing the white power hand sign. This is nothing more than inciting the most racist elements in our society to take violent action against those that they find objectionable. They have blood on those nasty hands even if it can’t be seen with the naked eye.

  • Nounverb911

    “Eventually Jews and Muslims are going to run out of money to Gofundme each other’s Nazi-broke shit.”

    Steve Ballmer
    George Soros
    Mike Bloomberg
    Larry Ellison

    Each of these people could buy trump with the change in their sofas.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    What part of “pivot” don’t you understand?

  • Asterix

    Orange Turd Blossom did not mention that an Indian was murdered by a racist in Kansas – he barely mentioned it at all. And, it took the FBI a week to figure out it was a hate crime. Took most people less than 30 seconds to figure it out.

    • FlownΩver

      Local news (and boy, there’s a null set for you) reported almost immediately the shooter had told two brown shootees to “get out of my country.” If even Kansas City teevee stations can figure it out…

  • Lizzietish81

    He also proposed an agency to “help” people who are the victims of immigrant crime.

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/50/96/93/5096931aa13d027c54ea1e07bc5b99bb.jpg

  • Villago Delenda Est

    It is so obvious that the Joos and the Mooselins are conspiring against the Master Race.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      No wonder I’ve been feeling less Masterful!

  • Werewolf

    MESHUGGA in Arabic=MAJNUN.

  • Sardonicuss

    So..uh..anybody got problems with punching Nazis in broad daylight anymore?
    Cuz this is what they do in the dark.

  • wide_stance_hubby

    Bannon’s been staring at the same bugger for years now.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Enjoy it while you can, you Nazi motherfuckers. The Dolt 45 regime is on its way out, and you’ll once again be relegated to the bottoms of the slime ponds, where you belong.

    • Shanzgood

      THOSE are the swamps than need draining. Don’t let them crawl back unnoticed to continue breeding.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      Oh, Creator of the Universe, let this be true… We will be sooooooooo good next year if you do this for us! Promise.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    He also said “please don’t shoot Indian people in Kansas.

    What Donald saw in his mind: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e63eea651a8a586b5363699e7008c8820ca682b885adb5db2f952c2f12472070.jpg

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      meanwhile, Donnie’s administration is starting to resemble the battle of Little Bighorn

      • yyyaz

        Maybe “Pocahontas” can be the incarnation of Sitting Bull.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          he can scalp that creature off the top of his head

  • Werewolf

    BTW-Jooish cemetery in Rochester was just vandalized. And shots were fired into a synagogue in Evanston, IN.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Those Joos are sneaky, terrorizing their own children in false flag operations.

      Even though no one is displaying a flag.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        Never forget what they did to themselves in Germany!

      • FlownΩver

        See? False.

  • akryan

    unsaid in those happy stories of muslims and jews helping each other out is, “why the fuck aren’t protestant evangelicals doing the crowd funding since it’s talibangicals that are committing the hate crimes,”. Why can’t they just call it what it is: “Radical Christian Terrorism,”

    • GoutMachine

      They’re off shooting things with all the good cops that don’t condemn racist policing.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      silly libtard, it’s not fair to blame an entire group of millions or billions of people for the actions of a few bad apples…

      WAIT!

  • Nounverb911
  • Groundloop

    “The program, ‘Countering Violent Extremism,’ or CVE, would be changed to ‘Countering Islamic Extremism’ or ‘Countering Radical Islamic Extremism,’ the sources said, and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States.”

    The reason we’re making this change and retargeting our efforts is simple. It’s obvious that white folks that blow up the stuff of not-white folks are just expressing their economic distress. It’s nothing to do with racial or religious hatred and bigotry.

    – Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Session III, Gentleman of Alabama, Evil Keebler Elf.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Known perjurer before the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.

    • Ricky Gay

      In your heart, you know he’s white.

  • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

    How do you say “enough” in Aramaic? This is as close as I could get: מַסְפִּיק, דַּי

    • Werewolf

      That’s Hebrew-don’t know about Aramaic. In Arabic, halas.

    • Wild Cat

      Ask Jesus.

      • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

        I did, but he didn’t get back to me.

      • Serai 1

        Nobody listens to him.

    • OneYieldRegular

      “Mel Gibson”?

    • therblig

      JFC?

  • Finnabar87

    Ivanka made her idiot father throw in the hate crimes off the top of Trump’s teleprompter speech, to get it out of the way early.

  • shastakoala

    Salaam – Shalom, it can’t be explained.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Like the tides, or magnets. Unpossible.

    • Bitter Scribe

      Someone who knows both languages wrote that 1) Hebrew and Arabic have a lot in common, and 2) many Israelis and Arabs get annoyed when this is pointed out.

      • Skeptical_thinker

        I have heard the same said of Portuguese (my spelcheker says Penthouse) and Spanish.

        • Zyxomma

          I studied French in school, and learned Spanish by living in the east village (back when it was still just called the lower east side). I had a mental block against speaking Spanish, although I understood conversation and could read it pretty well, because I hadn’t studied it. One late night while the A train was dysfunctional, I took a #1 train from Times Sq. to Ft. George (where I lived at the time; I’ve been back in the east village for 31 years). Two guys were speaking in Spanish, and they were hilarious; I was totally cracking up. One got off the train, the other sat next to me and we conversed till I got off at Dyckman St. I realized I’d been speaking Spanish for 1/2 hour or so (local train), and that was the end of my mental block.

          A few years later, I studied Portuguese, taking private lessons from a professor of Portuguese. It brought together for me all the Spanish grammar I hadn’t studied. Spanish is much simpler phonetically, but grammatically, they’re very close. Yes, i’ve joked that I’m learning Latin backwards.

  • memzilla Ω

    Seems that, for Dolt 45, Kristallnacht is turning into Scheißesturmtag.

  • Finnabar87

    Inshallah, y’all.

    • Werewolf

      Mashallah. B’ezrat Hashem, also, too.

      • tomamitai

        Gesundheit!

    • shaar dula

      insha jeesus get a grip man.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      As-salaam alaykum. Unless you’re Jeff Sessions. Then no salaam for you.

  • Bill D. Burger

    “I luv’ da’ Joooz’! My daughter married one of those people……I think.”

    http://jewishjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/cartoon-Trump-HolocaustDay-cmyk.jpg

  • Michael R
    • that is going to haunt my dreams tonight, but at the same time it’s really fucking funny!

    • Sardonicuss

      Your cat won’t know its for hairball removal!

    • redarmyzombie

      Excuse me, are you *trying* to murder my cat?

  • The next time someone bombs a Planned Parenthood clinic, please, EVERYONE refer to it as Christian terrorist extremism.

  • DesertedPictures

    How long do we have to wait before some evil twit is calling these muslim-jewish helping eachother proof of a plot against America?

    • GoutMachine

      Already have. Drumpf himself, and his minions.

    • In …5…4…3…

      • Lance Thrustwell

        Hey, you know what? the Muslims and Jews are helping each other as part of a plot against America!

        • Groundloop

          I’ve heard many, many, people talking about it.

        • DesertedPictures

          You evil twit!

          • Lance Thrustwell

            On behalf of evil twits everywhere, I take umbrage at your remark, sir and/or madam.

        • Shanzgood

          Don’t forget the Mormons!

          • Lance Thrustwell

            Never forget the Mormons!

          • shastakoala

            I forgot the Mormons.

          • Iron Monkey

            Well, as long as you always expect the Spanish Inquisition it’s OK.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          Well, Muslims and Jews are involved in a disproportionate share of hate crimes /Milo

    • beingreleased
      • MizzMazz

        Re-reading it now. Would make an interesting mini-series.

      • Nockular cavity

        Great book.

        • Bitter Scribe

          I like how he wrote himself into a corner and then sprang out of it.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Bitter Scribe

      Be fair. He looks slightly better than that in real life.

      • Skeptical_thinker

        Two rats, for balance.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Nuthin like some gnatzee hate to bring folks together.

  • OneYieldRegular

    See? Trump is bringing people together.

    *cough* to put desecrated tombstones back upright and repair vandalized mosques *cough, cough*

  • Nounverb911
    • Carpe Vagenda

      Rasputin libelz.

      • Roadstergal

        Rasputin was infamously difficult to kill… hm.

  • Nounverb911
  • Zippy W Pinhead

    so Dolt 45 may actually stumble his way into bringing about peace in The Mideast, by giving the Joos and the Muslins a reason to hate him more than they hate each other…

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Both Bannon and Trump like to use the universal hand gesture for “Listen to me very carefully, hear my words, fuck. off.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b5c51d832928211fcca9df8267c055e4f4e738e30229e12207b2365687cea320.jpg

    • Pilotshark

      here i thought it was see my a$$hole is as big as my mouth.

      • Iron Monkey

        Thought it was the universal symbol of the flying butthole.

        • Heyzeus Ahchay

          I thought it was the symbol for “here’s how much truth is contained in what I am saying.”

          • Roadstergal

            Donnie, always exaggerating.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        That’s what happens when enough things are Putin to it!

    • LucindathePook

      Seriously, I thought it was that Pepe, He-Man Woman-hater sign.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    And I’ll bet his fans think the people who got killed in Kansas were killed by muslims, because he was remarkably unspecific about that.

  • Zippy W Pinhead
    • Pisto75666

      <3! Kathy Griffin is awesome.

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    The fire at the mosque in Bellevue was started by a mentally ill man who was hoping to go to jail because he’s homeless. The mosque already knew about him (my uncle is a volunteer at the mosque and he arrived at the scene; he was familiar with the arson suspect because he has been causing problems around the area for a while). It wasn’t considered a hate crime.

    • Shanzgood

      I wondered because…Bellevue, WA?

    • sweeper

      Tru, but the original awfulness with the vandalism was probably bad guys.

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        Do you mean the broken sign? That was a different mosque, in Redmond (that’s the one I go to, when I go, which is rare; it’s liberal-ish and doesn’t make the women sit in some back room upstairs).

        • sweeper

          Oh, right, yeah duh. That’s the one. Yes, MAPS is pretty nice, super nice people.

  • Pilotshark

    don is draining the swamp all right! but like any swamp there are good things in it, and that is the ones he is draining the swamp of.

    • Heyzeus Ahchay

      The so-called “draining of the swamp” seems to be reviving all the slimy things that were laying at the bottom of it.

    • Nockular cavity

      He’s draining the swamp right into our living rooms.

      • Biff52

        Pretty sure that’s the septic tank.

  • Iron Monkey

    In Victoria, Texas, Jews turned over the keys to the synagogue.

    What I find amazing is that Victoria, Texas which is basically a wide spot in the road between Houston and no place in particular, has both a mosque and a synagogue.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      The Rabbi said there were only like 25 or so Jews in the community and that there was far more space in the temple than they can use.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      There are so many South Asian Muslims in Texas. I don’t know why they congregate there. Maybe the weather reminds them of Mecca… and the politics, too?

      • Roadstergal

        I have two half-arab muslim nephews in Texas (one atheist, but they look as sterotypically Moooslim as all get-out). Their excuse is that their mom is a professor down there.

        • AnnieGetYerFun

          The ones in our family are Texas State football fanatics. I guess if you’re going to be a fanatical Muslim, supporting college footballs is as good a cause as any.

    • Indivisible Snark Tank

      I live not too far from Victoria, and it’s actually more than just a wide spot. There’s somewhere between 50 and 100,000 people in the area. I wouldn’t say that either the Muslim or Jewish communities were all that large, but both the mosque and synagogue get some traffic.

      On the other hand, the residents there think that Red Lobster is haute cuisine, so….

      • Iron Monkey

        No disrespect to the good citizens of Victoria which is known (according to Wikipedia) “The Crossroads” because of its location within a two-hour drive of Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.

        • Indivisible Snark Tank

          No disrespect taken, I just didn’t want my neighbors to have an undeserved rep. Believe it or not, the Crossroads area (yep, it’s really called that) is fairly reddish-purple. I know for a fact that we treat Teh Gheys pretty well for a town in Texas (one of my very good friends is one of those female Ghey Lezbionics you hear so much about here).

  • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

    My kids, who have a Jewish dad, grew up being called kikes every day on the school bus (although they didn’t tell us about it at the time: they didn’t want to upset us, especially me–I had a track record for going before school boards in the pursuit of justice that the children found deeply embarrassing), and once someone spray-painted a swastika on our house, so yeah.

    The children went to school with Muslim kids who were, pre-9/11, not quite as badly treated as the Jewish kids but who became living targets after 9/11, subject to even worse abuse than the Jews.

    And it wasn’t some band of shrug-offable, gap-toothed, mullet-headed low lifes doing the taunting and ugly name-calling and the spray-painting: it was a group of surprisingly privileged white boys, one of whom grew up to become a fairly well-known professional baseball player.

    That’s life in red state America for you.

    Meanwhile, the Jews and the Muslims need to stick together, along with every other decent human being in this country.

    • laughingnome

      Well, you know, economic anxiety and all.

    • janecita

      It’s becoming normal all over this country. I wish that it was only a red state problem, but the election of Trump has empowered racist, ignorant people in every state.
      Ps. I’m sorry about what happened to your kids, it must have been really traumatic for them to be bullied by those little prejudicial monsters.

      • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

        What doesn’t kill you makes you strong, or however the saying goes: life is what it is, and we always raised the kids not to feel sorry for themselves no matter what. But yeah, it wasn’t a picnic for any of them, and my youngest was especially traumatized by it (she hadn’t known what the word “kike” meant, and didn’t realize at first it was a pejorative term, which the boys on the school bus found simply hilarious–that meant they got to call her “retard” as well as “kike”).

        That the kids dealt with it without telling us still breaks my heart: we only found out about it long after the fact, when they were all in college, and home for the long weekend at Thanksgiving. They started talking about one of the boys who had been sort of a ringleader, and it all came out.

        • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

          I can totally feel your heartbreak. But know that you raised fine, strong kids, who were willing and able to handle it themselves. What pieces of shit those other boys were though.

    • Red Bird Ω

      Not surprised. Clues on the professional baseball player?

      • GoutMachine

        Hm. Curt Schilling’s too old …

        • AnnieGetYerFun

          I was going to say “Jeter” because people seem to really dislike him, and then I remembered that I actually don’t know anything about him other than that, and I looked him up, and he’s half-black? So my only guess is… Babe Ruth? He’s the only other baseball player I have heard of.

          • Persistent Demme

            Slap your mouth!!
            He is beloved, and not just by Yankee fans!
            Called “Captain Clutch” during his time, he was respected by his own team and by opponents.
            Plus, (and most importantly), my grand dog is named “Ina (Garten), Ginsberg, (Ruth Bader), Jeter (Derek).”
            And Ina Ginsberg Jeter is, (of course) an exceptional puppy! :)

            Now, John Rocker, on the other hand…

          • AnnieGetYerFun

            Really? I thought he was always angering people on the subway? Was that someone else? A Rod?

          • Persistent Demme

            You might be thinking of A-Rod (never could catch the popularity of Jeter), but the afore-mentioned John Rocker was a shit on the subway.
            SUCH an asshole!
            http://sports.jrank.org/pages/4014/Rocker-John-At-Full-Blast.html

          • AnnieGetYerFun

            OK, now I know FOUR names in baseball!

          • Persistent Demme

            Yay!

      • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

        Went to a well known private university, talented in more than one sport, formerly played for a beloved Midwestern ball club, still playing, really can’t say more than that, won’t confirm any guesses.

        • Red Bird Ω

          Got it. Google is your friend.

    • grindstone

      “along with every other decent human being in this country.”

      AMEN.

  • seldomsimple

    It’s “majnoon” in arabic

  • Maybe we can have start some interfaith neighborhood watch groups and have them exercise their 2nd amendment rights by packing some AR-15s as they patrol around the cemeteries and mosques.

  • Mr. Blobfish
  • Red Bird Ω

    “It puts the Trump administration right in line with the hard right in Europe and Russia, whose wink-wink “nationalism” is really “white nationalism.” And they’re not particularly winking about it either.”
    I’m glad to see Wonkette pointing this fact out but I would be even happier if the rest of the “liberal” media would make the connection. I’m tired of being told that it is the spread of fascism or populism. The core, underlying issue behind “the nationalist movement” is a backlash against increases in brown and black people living in Europe, Australia and America. The attraction for these people to Russia is that it is predominantly white. I don’t believe for one second that anyone in Trump’s cabinet (including Trump & family) likes, cares for, or even respects a single person who isn’t white. I don’t trust them or anyone who wants me to accept that race is not the main reason why Trump was elected.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      Because they never get old: “ECONOMIC ANXIETY!1!!!1!1!!!! WASHINGTON ELITES!11!! REAL AMERICA!!!11!!!!”

      I am done.

      • Red Bird Ω

        Well, real talk, the reality is that if population trends continue, both European and Asian populations will decline sharply by the mid 21st century. That leaves the Latino and African populations which will continue to grow. What type of world are we creating for ourselves when we allow animosity to exist between people simply because of what they look like? Do people really think that this won’t come back to hurt them? Sometimes this world is depressing.

        • tomamitai

          As people gain economic security and become better educated they tend to have smaller families. That’s why white nationalists should be in favor of transferring wealth from white people to people of color; the POC will slow down their breeding, and the newly impoverished whites can get to fuckin’! Would this idea be enough to get me a job in the Trump administration, or do I have to let a Russian hooker pee on me also, too?

          • Red Bird Ω

            Or just focus on improving the quality of life for everyone and building stronger alliances so that we all benefit in some way.

        • Erala Contratista

          Here in NoCal, the demographics are changing as there is so much intermarrying between the human tribes. There is a fast growing population of the most lovely children who can’t be described by any of the usual classifications.
          Plus tacos, sushi, pho and pappadums are staple foods and food trucks of every ilk are every where.
          Kind of hard to hold the line on love and eating…..

        • Zyxomma

          Last week I went to an upper east side hospital radiology practice for a medical test. I went early to fill out forms, and when I saw the line that said “race” I answered “human.” I logged in to look up my test results today (everything’s okay). The form had been entered online, and for race, it said non-Hispanic.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      I actually think it’s even worse than that. I think the whole “nationalist movement” in Europe is being pumped up, just like here, by Putin, to weaken the West. They swarm social media with skillful trolls, just as they did during our election, to make it seem so much more widespread and powerful. Our election was “practice,” now they’re engaging in destroying NATO and the rest of our allies.

      • Red Bird Ω

        True. They saw our weak spot and used it against us.

  • Persistent Demme

    Where are the Mormons?
    Cause this sounds like their kind of scene.
    (I may have just missed it.)

    • GoutMachine

      Ya did

      Since the beginning of the year, FOUR
      American mosques have been torched: in Bellevue, Washington; Austin,
      Texas; Victoria, Texas; and Florida. (In the case of the mosque fire in
      Bellevue, it was Mormons who opened up a former classroom as a place for
      Muslims to pray. In Victoria, Texas, Jews turned over the keys to the
      synagogue.)

      • Persistent Demme

        Thanks!

  • Amelia

    Oh, so Donald wants the ones combatting hate crimes not to go after the white supremacists anymore? And to set up a department specifically for people who have been wronged by immigrants?

    It’s about time someone realized only white people get crimed against! And to think we’ve been calling him a racist all this time.

    Fuck this disgusting pussygrabber and any person on this planet who ever supported him.

  • Jamoche

    Fred Clark’s latest post lays out how small town people talking about “small town values” are dog-whistling the idea that only small towns “care about family” and stuff like that.

    This isn’t an expression of local pride, but a slanderous accusation against everyone else who isn’t from around here. It’s not a celebration of the virtues of small-town community, but the prejudice that comes from parochial ignorance mixed with a willingness — and an eagerness — to presume the worst about everyone you don’t already know.

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2017/03/01/come-claim-universal-generalities-peculiar-virtues/

    • Roadstergal

      I posted that to my FB last night. Ugh.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      In a related thought, I always love how, here in Los Angeles, we have a city with 180 different cultures, where a few miles’ drive down Sunset Blvd. from Hollywood to Downtown will bring you through Thai, Armenian, Mexican, Salvadoran, Korean, Russian, Lithuanian, Guatemalan, Japanese, Chinese neighborhoods and endless more, we have two world class universities and umpteen colleges and city colleges and specialty schools within city limits, a world-famous Philharmonic, theater, an opera and ballet company, we create the world’s movies, TV, internet content, people come from all over the world, local farmers ply their honey, strawberries, and fresh basil at farmers’ markets, we’re a short drive from major centers of agriculture and viticulture, we have wilderness areas right in the city, with wild deer, possums, raccoons, coyotes and even a handsome puma right in our own Griffith Park, glorious beaches, a booming, thriving economy, we’re building a brand new Metro system, and we have the busiest port in the country–and some backwoods yahoo in a tiny lilywhite town who’s never ventured out of his state thinks WE’RE in a bubble. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1866f440c240661ed152a2152bafc76c4000c5a944a521e8768a947ba77de632.jpg

      • Resistance Fighter MausFeet

        That drives me nuts every time I see it. I grew up in pretty big midwestern cities, but they were still very, very white. Part of the reason I moved to Los Angeles after college was because I wanted more options. In pretty much everything, friends, food, experiences… Sure, are most the people I know liberals and is that it’s own bubble, yeah, but holy COW people in smaller cities that are homogeneous have a very small scope of understanding about what our country is like as whole.

        It’s frustrating. As is the fact that most marginalized people who can afford it tend to move to liberal cities to feel more welcomed and safe. Oh electoral college, I don’t think you really work in 2017. Sigh.

      • OrdinaryJoe

        No doubt about it. This LaLaLand neighborhood is a different breed of cat. (And I sure wish we could find that big fella a mate.)

        • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

          We need to build that overpass so he can roam over to the Santa Monica mountains and have a bigger territory. I will be heartbroken if he ends up on the side of the San Diego freeway. I think we all will. I THINK they’re raising the money, though.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      For a few minutes there, I wondered if this was a review of Hucksterbee’s latest book, Gawd, Gunz, Grits, Gravy, & Fallin’ Fer Grifters.

  • Logic of Color

    A lotta people don’t like Jews. Why is that again? Please tell me it’s not “they killed Jeebus”.

    • Sister the Resister

      I’d refer you to Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism, but it’s kind of a long read…

      • sweeper

        Arendt FTW

    • Werewolf

      We didn’t accept the “one true religion”-whether that’s Christianity or Islam. We didn’t assimilate-or if we did, we were taking stuff away from the good Christian or Muslim folk. We’re different, but we can pass, which makes us dangerous.

    • eka

      arbitrary reason to blame someone for their lack of success in life so that they don’t end up blaming the rich or corporations?

      • Bitter Scribe

        I think that’s dead on.

        Generalizing is always tricky, but Jewish people tend to have certain traits, such as a strong family structure and a high respect for education, that correlate well with material success in any free society.

        Now, in any society, you’re going to have a lot of misfits, malcontents and losers who are anxious to blame anyone other than themselves for their lack of success. If a distinct, identifiable minority is enjoying the success that they aren’t, resentment follows easily, especially when whipped up by demagogues.

        This phenomenon isn’t limited to Jews. It can be seen with certain African tribes and with ethnic Chinese in several Asian countries.

    • Jack Tenhet

      Well, there are a few different reasons from a cold, historical perspective. The Jews make easy scapegoats for the ignorant because there are a lot of Jewish traditions and practices that the ignorant will always view with fear and suspicion because they’ll never bother to actually learn them.

      The Nazis used this fear and suspicion to target Jews for being communist sympathizers, blaming them for losing the war and essentially rendering them non-German/non-Human. It’s worth repeating that they did target immigrants first, then it was a natural step to target Jews by declaring that, through their Jewishness, they were themselves immigrants and “the other”. This escalation helped facilitate the murder of millions of human beings.

      The same thing has been in America for ages now. Catholics were viewed with suspicion and fear because of ties to the Vatican. Their status as Americans was questioned because it was believed that Catholics would side with Pope over President. This still happens. Jews face a far more sinister, institutional bigotry based on similar principles the Nazis succumbed to. Only here, Jews are not just the “outsiders”, or “the other”, Jews are also their enemy. The cold and religious, sad to say, have always pressed the notion of a “blood libel” and a lot of ignorant people follow along as it gives them another group to hate and blame for all their own failures.

      • Jonny On Maui

        Very well said.

        • Jack Tenhet

          Well, I’ve been giving this over thirty years worth of serious thought and research. Antisemitism has always been wrong and is always fundamentally damaging to society. It’s a good idea to know in detail how it works to better resist it.

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            I also think it may have stemmed from the beginnings of the Catholic Church, when they were trying to diminish and demean the much older, more established religion, and so they demonized us. But I think your notion is also well observed that we, especially the Orthodox, have customs and traditions that seem frightening to the easily frightened–the big fur hats and the strange garb, even though, their priests and nuns have equally “strange garb,” I mean, that pope and those cardinals, man. It’s the same way they are frightened of Muslims observing their religion. And, of course– https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/45fa2ab412900c9b3c1f46888e1d9e08919f897bdd1e0bcd8c7c21581f2e00af.gif

          • Jack Tenhet

            It’s worth noting that the Catholic church was born of the very same Roman mentality that demonized Jews prior to it’s embrace of Christianity. That’s largely why Pilate was diminished as the authority by “washing his hands” to perpetuate the absurd idea that Jews had more power than Roman governors at that time. Rome had to clear themselves of any implication in order to, well, wash their own hands of the rivers of blood they’d spilled.

            I’m a lapsed Catholic and even I know this to be the truth.

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            That’s so interesting! Well as a non-observant Jew, I think we are the best two people to be discussing this!

          • MCLepus

            It’s also worth noting that it was Martin Luther who gave us contemporary anti-semitism

          • Zyxomma

            Early anti-semitism first infected ancient Egypt. It was a Greek thing; the Greeks, also being literate, were competing for the same positions: scribe, lawyer, doctor, etc. Idiot Bibi Netenyahu’s brilliant (though controversial) dad wrote a book called The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain, which is where I found that out.

          • Ill-Advised

            No shit?! That takes me back…

            I still have my copy from college. IIRC, he argued that it was the politics of the evolving nation-state, not religion, that drove the Inquisition, and that it had even earlier roots in France.

          • Zyxomma

            All true, but the earliest anti-Semitism was those jealous Greeks in ancient Egypt. Completely understandable in context.

          • MCLepus

            True, but it took a far different form than what Luther introduced via his letters.

          • Jack Tenhet

            Also true. In a possibly unrelated note, he also gave the first German translation of his version of the bible.

          • sweeper

            Also, St Augustine initially promoted the idea that the Jews must exist to “bear witness to the truth of Christianity.” But this changed in the church a bit later to the Aristotelian idea that all things are God’s will and must be rational. If Jews didn’t become Christians, they were incapable of rationality, and therefore not human. We were at that point classified with vermin and disease as a scourge on humanity to be reviled and punished.

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            Oh that’s so nice of them. My mom remembers talking about the concentration camps to a “devout” Christian friend who said she was so sad for the Jews, not because of the concentration camps, but because they were going to Hell.

          • Ill-Advised

            Completely OT, but are you affiliated with the famous feline eatery of the same name in a large left coast city? (Asking for a husband who swears he’s been there and we must go back.)

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            No, my name is purely aspirational, but I can’t wait to go the same-named cafe right here in River City, and that spells Los Angeles which begins with an L…. (I got nothing.) I think at first it was literally impossible to get a reservation, which is SO Los Angeles, and now, I think it’s in Venice, and I live in Hollywood, and seriously it might as well be in Boise as far as how easy it is to get over there nowadays.

      • Weevie

        There’s an auto-perpetuation of antisemitism, too. Jews were forced out of certain professions, so they entered others (finance, e.g.) and have been attacked with every negative money stereotype imaginable.

        “Why” is important to know; also important is that there will always be yet another reason for the demented to bond with each other through hate.

        • Jack Tenhet

          When a WASP gets rich, they’re lauded as being “smarter” and “special”, treated like near gods. When it’s Jews, they’re “greedy” and “cheating”. Forget that the first group usually has an institutional advantage or just has wealth handed to them and that the second group has to almost constantly start over from nothing.

        • sweeper

          Weelllll, also we could read. So we got to read medical stuff that the locals couldn’t. And on top of it, the 4th Lateran Council declared Arabic numerals to be of the debbil, so we were among the few people who could do math. But one of the main things about doctoring and lawyering, and accounting and crafting? They were portable. If you got driven out of one area, you could bring your skills.

          • Zyxomma

            I was about to post this. You had the skill, and learned the local language. Diamond cutting, too. When country after country throws you out, it’s good to have a skill you can carry in your head, and tools you can carry in your pockets (or sewn into the lining of your clothes).

        • Kooolest G

          and eventually they were forced all the way out west to a little town called hollywood, thank god the hillbilly racists don’t hate that place. wait what?

      • LucindathePook

        Also, as Christians were forbidden from usury, charging interest, the profession of money-lending fell to the Jews to a large extent, and nobody likes people they owe money to.

        • sweeper

          Weeellll, there’s more. The church was loaning money in the middle ages, but were charging about 200% interest, and of course, all profits went to the Church. European monarchs would allow Jews to settle in their lands and allow them to loan money at lower rates. The king or baron would charge the Jews exhorbitant fees for the privilege of residency, kidnap them and demand ransom, as well as confiscating property held as collateral. This way, the king raised money without directly taxing the peasants. The peasants blamed the Jews for their penury, and frequently attacked them. Once the king had completely impoverished his Jews, he would expell them, and the peasants would rejoice, having forgotten the cost of banking with the church.

      • capnkrunch

        Also too, Jews have always been a minority in just about every country and for most of history the lack of a Jewish state meant there was little fear of retribution. And the “they killed Jeebus” is a part of it too. When you need a scapegoat but have trouble tying them to anything in reality that is a good one to fall back on. See also the blood curse.

    • Regret

      The human brain is limited in it’s capacity for social consideration. Beyond a certain number the only way to shape your own behaviour in a moral way is by generalizing. So you develop oversimplified concepts like ‘don’t kick people in the crotch’ or ‘humans are not for eating’ as general rules of behaviour.
      These examples easily cover 99,99% of the population, but as the number of people you interact with increases, the rules become more general and the coverage of your generalizations reduces. At some point it becomes sufficiently untenable for anything other than that one evolutionary stable strategy we all know and loathe: To differentiate between the ‘In’ group and the ‘Out’ group. Also known as Us vs Them.
      A group with the Us vs Them mentality will encounter other groups with the same mentality but with a different definition of Us. It is here that the Jews appear. They have a very strong definition of Us, they are ‘The Chosen People’. In the eyes of all other groups the Jews are not Us, they are Them. And Them must be evil because they are not Us.
      This is neither good or bad, it simply is.
      What I personally take away from this is ” Don’t pretend to be special based on being born into a group. That will make Nazis want to kill you. If you insist on calling yourself special, do so based on something you actually achieved.”

      The short racist version is “Jews are cunts because they think they are better than Us. They cannot be better than Us, because they are Them. And Them are worse Than Us. They have to be Them, because I am not part of Them and otherwise I would not be a part of Us and that is just ridiculous.”

  • Mavenmaven

    Majnoon, that’s how you say it in Arabic, مجنون.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZclz8O0ujE

  • Bitter Scribe

    This Web comic is a moving account by the father of a 4-year-old boy whose Jewish-run preschool was evacuated after a bomb threat.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    A young Jewish man I met at an ADL meeting in response to my question about why he decided to come and be involved: “Because no matter how this all turns out, one way or the other, they are going to blame us.”

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      And worse.

  • Crystalclear12

    Fffffuuuuucccckkkk!

    Why aren’t I in a liquor coma yet?!

  • President in Exile Firefly

    It’s not a hate crime! It’s an ecumenical incentive program!

    • beavertank

      They’re job creators, bless their hearts.

  • More_Cowbell

    Time to make just one crowdfunding account for “Blame it on Trump and Bannon”

    • Biff52

      With actual votes.

  • Weevie

    We seriously need to thin the herd; it grows larger and dumber and dumber. We’re not going to blow up ourselves, we’re going to get too stupid to f*ck!

    So, these Nazis thought they’d subjugate, eliminate, eradicate or just annoy Jews and Muslims by throwing them into a spending war and bankrupting two entire cultures/religions?

    Some domestic turkeys are too dumb to eat, we’re getting closer…

  • Edith Prickly

    LOL sorry, just kidding, that’d be MESHUGGAH! Plus however you say that in Arabic.

    The word you’re looking for is “majnun.”

  • sweeper

    In this situation, the Hebrew would be “dayenu”

    • Pookabun

      Right, thanks, now the song is stuck in my head for the duration :D

  • Zyxomma

    Genug.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    My sources tell me the WH is looking for things to distract from the Sessionsational news cycle and one thing they looked at is rebirthing The Birtherism.

    • Begin Anew Day

      No Imagination. Jesus.

      • dshwa

        When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

  • The Librarian

    “Jews donate in multiples of 18 as a form of what is called ‘Chai’”

    Quite true. I always did that for the bar and bat mitzvahs the spawn went to.

  • BadExampleMan

    Not sure of the Aramaic. In Hebrew it’s דיי, pronounced interestingly enough “Die!”

    cf. “Dayenu”, a kiddies’ song based on part of the Passover Haggadah.

    Meh, nevermind, tons of Valued Commenters got there first.

  • Cismontane

    At some point they may decide that saving their buildings and burial grounds maybe less important than working together on their escape plans.

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