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Originally posted by HangingWithMrCrowley
reply to post by finemanm
Gave you a star and flag. I am glad you brought this up as it has always bothered me when I have lurked on this site. The thing I see is that people can post totally ridiculous claims about Jews on this site based on almost nothing or the actions of one individual, and then try to claim all jews are for whatever odd behavior they list. Its ridiculous.
The mods never stop it, but then when you see people disagree with homosexuality or say something racist about African-Americans they start removing posts and giving warnings.
It is really the only unfair thing i have ever witnessed on this site, and I dont understand why it goes on, unless the owners share similar anti-semitic beliefs.
Originally posted by chiron613
First of all, I have to agree that being critical of the State of Israel isn't the same as being anti-Semitic. Even though Israel is a Jewish state, it is not "Jews" in general. You've got more Jews in New York than in Israel, last I heard.
However, I have also seen some anti-Semitism on ATS (and by anti-Semitism, I specifically refer to anti-Jewish sentiment. I am fully aware that Arabs are also Semites). There are all kinds of posts about how the *Jews* are taking over various industries, the banks, movies, the media, the whole world, whatever. It's all "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion" stuff, and it's all crap. However, people continually recycle this stuff and blame the Jews for everything from the death of Jesus on to hemorrhoids and ingrown toenails. And if it isn't the Jews, it's the Muslims being blamed.
My take on why the site owners don't come down on the anti-Semitic stuff is that maybe the owners are Jewish. If this is true - and I have no knowledge one way or the other - then I could see where the owners might not feel they are objective enough to be fair about discussions concerning Jews. Rather than risk introducing a pro-Jewish bias, they may err on the side of caution and allow comments about Jews that, if applied to other ethnic groups, would get someone banned. Just a thought.
I do NOT perceive that ATS in general is anti-Semitic. I do perceive that some anti-Semitic discussions are permitted that probably ought not be.
Antisemitism is spiritual in nature. If you could wipe out the Jews or Israel, you just proved God wrong. You see, Israel and the Jewish people have a lot to do with end time prophecies. If you could wipe them out than you have just proved God wrong. End of story. Stop listening to those voices in your head. It aint gonna happen.