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January 14, 2009

Them Damn Jews

Filed under: Uncategorized — bunitingi @ 1:35 am

So, i’m having X-mas dinner, (Serbian x-mas, on the 7th of Jan)  when a guest during dinner, not one of Maja’s family i would like to clearly state, who i know  to some decent degree and who i know genuinely likes me, asks me if i agree that there are 2 types of Jews. One type are the normal people Jews, they’re normal, they have families and they are capable of love and kindness. The other type are the evil ones who control the course of history up to and including today where their hands are behind all the world’s chaos (including of course 9/11) for their own twisted evil purposes.

What the fuck do you say to that?

I believe you could hear the sound of my jaw hitting the floor.

I launched into a polite rebuttal. The idea that the Jews are behind the Masons came up which is particularly funny since: 1. The Masons were antisemitic as was victorian england in general and 2. The MASONS??? What is this the 19th century? You might as well bring up the Bavarian Illuminati as long as you’re discussing ancient conspiracies. it;s quite possible a few more points were brought up but Maja may have stopped translating every point. (she also launched into a rebuttal of her own)

I went off for a bit but was quite aware after a point that nothing i said was believed. I was obviously willfuly ignorant.

The thing is this person is not some 50 year old stuck in some communist era ignorance, but someone in their 20s. Furthermore i understand that in a discussion about Israel and current politics things can potentially get messy, but this was not about Israel and the Palestinians at all.

What this is is Borat. And this is why i found Borat to be very, very funny, especially when Sacha Cohen parodies this blind, peasant level superstitious mentality. Furthermore the point wasn’t brought up to be offensive. They expected i’d agree.

This certainly isn’t the first time, nor will be the last. And there ARE people who attempt to manipulate things on a large scale for their own personal power and financial gain, but really, you don’t need to look for a secret room of shadowy Jews. It’s not that hard to figure out who some of these players are. (Dear Dick Cheney, i and many others i know will dance on your grave.)

Is this an attempt to understand complex events by simply coming up with a nice easy shadowy scapegoat that requires the ignorant to not have to bother to understand the complexities of modern politics and business? Personally, if there WAS a secret room of shaowy indivicuals who really DID run everything, things would be far more organized. I just read 1984. THAT is how the powerful and evil would organize the world if they really did have the power to do so.

It just kind of hit me by surprise. It’s 2009 and with all the discussion i have about the evils of the world i haven’t fielded this one in awhile. I’ve gotten used to more intelligent viewpoints. Silly me, lulled into a false sense of estimation on intelligence and ignorance.

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5 Comments »

  1. Never underestimate the human capacity for ignorance. It is boundless.

    And I’m with you. If there were a real world-controlling conspiracy, things would be a hell of a lot more organized.

    Comment by matthew — January 14, 2009 @ 4:42 am | Reply

  2. I remember Al Franken talking about the story that Jews had been forewarned by Israeli intelligence to avoid the World Trade Center on 9/11. He said, “Oh yeah, I got the memo. I’m still here, aren’t I?”

    Comment by matthew — January 14, 2009 @ 5:25 pm | Reply

  3. The problem with these sorts of arguments is that people put you in the position of having to prove a negative. Ask him to prove that the world isn’t run by secret illuminati Serbs from the center of the earth.

    Comment by matthew — January 14, 2009 @ 7:43 pm | Reply

    • It was a her actually. And i did make an argument that the Serbs were responsible for 9/11. Who had the most to gain? Serbs clearly. Every political thriller or action movie in the late 90s, who is the villain? A Serb. Seriously. Once you start noticing it’s REALLY prevalent. So they need someone else to be the Hollywood Villian AND make the US stop thinking about them and bombing them again. Conveniently 9/11 just HAPPENS to occur. A little TOO convenient if you ask me. Now we all hate Muslim terrorists and invade Muslim countries. Seen any new movies recently with a Serbian villain? Mm-HMM! The dots AAALLLLLLL connect. Wake Up!

      Comment by bunitingi — January 15, 2009 @ 1:46 am | Reply

  4. If Jews were in charge, you’d have more heat in your apartment!

    Comment by emjaybee — January 15, 2009 @ 5:53 am | Reply


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