Friday, July 14, 2006

800-Pound Gorilla, Wearing a Yarmulke

By Cassandra D

Nope, I am not talking about the state of Israel.

I want to bring up the recent allocation of federal Homeland Security funds to protect targets in the United States. As we have all heard, New York's share got cut, supposedly because of a lack of national monuments. Probably because of Congressional pork.

There is a very big issue that has been ignored in all of this: New York City is seen by everyone inside and outside of this country as the place with the greatest concentration and influence of Jews.

Remember the infamous Jesse Jackson "Hymietown" comment?

If the nutjobs in Hamas and similar terrorist organizations can list Rotary International as one of their arch enemies because of some mistaken idea that it is part of a big bad Zionist conspiracy, don't you think they might just have it in for New York City in particular in our country?

Sure, the St. Louis arch is a great national monument and deserves protection. But somehow I doubt that it gets the hatred flowing like targets in New York.

And that's something Americans apparently don't want to talk about.


At 11:07 AM, Blogger LiteraryTech said...

Wow! I had no idea that the Rotary Club was tied up with the Free Masons. That was a very interesting read. I was aware of the long history of the Masons in the occidental conspiracy theories, but I'd never known about the connection with Judaism/Zionism.

Of course, the whole thing illuminates the complete lack of rationality in the Islamic rage. The very idea that a Rotary Club is indulging in dark plots is funny. I'm more prepared to believe it of Opus Dei than Rotary, Masons, Elks, or the Boy Scouts.

To your core point, of course, I would suspect that you are basically on target in seeing a certain anti-semitism at play. I wonder if there is also a sense of (usually unjustified) anti-snobbery as well. Could it be that no one wants to concede such a prominance to New York?

At 11:26 AM, Blogger Cassandra D said...

While there may be some anti-Semitism in the funding decisions, I would guess that there is just as much Political Correctness and desire to act with religious blindness at play. Identifying New York City's Jewish character as a reason that it may be a big target simply doesn't feel PC.


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