Racism has always confused me. Im a patriotic, only somewhat educated, 42 year old while midwestern blue collar American male (or no collar, i wait
tables in a T-shirt) I suppose that I am the ideal candidate when one imagines a white racist from the USA. IM NOT ONE, but lemme continue...
I was born in 1969, adopted by good Mormons, and raised in Missouri by public schools, Gary Gygax, and Sesame Street. The message that we were all the
same, ie AMERICANS (or children of God, or Muppets, or even PLAYER CHARACTERS), was hammered into me by all sides. Sure our stats might be different,
we might all excell at different things, but we each get to roll the 20 sider on our turn. This was hammered into my whole generation. (well, the
equality thing, maybe not the Dungeons and Dragons as much) But now as a "grown-up", I see the younger generations harping on differences.
My nephew came out to me as a white supremacist (WS for brevities sake) one thanksgiving, after this vacation, I shared the story with one of the
smarter guys I worked with, He's younger than me, but he was one of the guys i would hang out with after work to shoot the breeze and have a beer
with. This guy tells me that he's one too, one of these WS guys.
He tries to get me to admit that the rich people who run the world are all Jews. I pointed out that the rich people who run the world seem to come
from all over, which is a side effect of their global operation. He blows this off and goes on to tell me how "Jewish Bankers" pulled the strings of
WWII to "fake the holocaust" and "steal Palestine". He has all kinds of wacky information, like the "fact" that most of the Jews aren't Jews anyway,
they're "Ashkenazi Turks" with no claim to The Holy Land at all. And this is where I got him. Sometimes you just have to give 'em enough rope.
So it turns out that you don't hate Jews, I told him. He was surprised. Well by your admission, I reminded him, "Jews" have a right to The Holy Land
(at least to some degree even according to the WS people) or it would not be important to point out that Turkish Ashkenazi converts have NO SUCH
CLAIM. It also seems that my neo nazi pal didn't even hate Jews, by his own logic, he hates TURKS.
On the political side, I pointed out that Zionism is not an exclusively Jewish movement no matter how you feel about it (my people, The Mormons, are
big time Zionists). I told him that truthfully, there were more white chirstian zionists in the USA than there were folk in Isreal period.
Now as to the multi ethnic nature of the ruling cabal, this fellow began to propose that most of the worlds ruling elite that appeared to be innocent
foreigners were actually "Secret Jews". Here is where I thought I'd had enough. I laughed at him and pointed out that David Icke says they're baby
eating lizards from space. Without missing a beat my pal says, "whose to say they're not?" I wish I could make this up. He went on to tell me that the
Clintons, the Bush's, and the British Royal Family are all Jewish.
Apparently this guy uses the word Jew to mean 3 or 4 different things, some of them in contradiction with each other. I pointed this out to him and
said that at least from where I was sitting, it appeared important to him that Jews were bad. He nodded like everyone could agree on that.
I said but how can Jews be bad if we can't even define the term (Israeli, Zionist, Hebrew, Ashkenazi, Diaspora descendant, modern converted reform
practioner, New Yorker), let alone trace their bloodlines (lost tribes, European converts, "Secret Jews") or even tell them apart from ourselves - (I
used to love to point out to this guy that his "Jewish" customers looked JUST LIKE his "White" customers)
I guess that's why one A-hole not far from where I grew up decided to hang around outside a local synagogue and drop a deer round through one of my
buddies cousins on his way out. The victim was 12. I guess the shooter figured that by waiting outside, he knew was gonna get a "real one". I don't
mean to make light of the shooting... But the fact that WS folk hate Jews and think that "White folk" are "better" is really kind of funny in that
way that used to be called "Gallows Humor". Seriously If Hitler tried to play "Spot the Jew" in an LAPD lineup would he advance to the lightning
To finish out this bit, the restaurant I worked in at the time was run by Italian Catholics, who I found out shared this guys opinions, AND WERE
DARKER THAN THEIR JEWISH CLIENTELLE. If we're using "whiteness" as a scale here it adds to the gallows humor, also called "black" humor in a racist
way that our imported friends are familiar with.
Jews cant be "white" because whiteness is good, and "jews are bad" according to WS. But if you go searching for the actual badness, it's hard to
display. People will talk about Isreal, the fact that the nation behaves in a less than ideal manner regarding the disposition of its military might
in relation to its national interest. WELL DUH.
That's not proof that Israel is evil, that's proof that Isreal is a modern nation state. Almost all the big boys are frequently less than polite with
an army here or there, but according to a few loud voices, it is very important that I know about ISRAELI atrocities. To be fair there really is a
Jewish community in the American media industry, and they make sure that I'm kept abreast of Palestian terrorism. I won't call that conspiracy, its
too OBVIOUS. besides the conspiracies are supposed to be fun, i expect politics to be dirty for folk to attempt to serve themselves and their own as
they define that
Skip ahead, few years later, still waiting tables in St. Louis Missouri. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised at how much racism I see in the working
classes of a largely Catholic Midwestern Beer Drinking City like St. Louis. Im at a different place and a co worker, a waitress, is complaining about
a table she sees heading into her section. She turns to me and says, "OMIGOD! did you see what that hostess just did to me?" I say "you mean try to
get your rent paid?" She huffs away and later on we grab a beer and talk. She lets me know that I can drop the PC act, that everybody knows that Jews
dont tip, and that those customers were wasting her time. I tell her that my Jewish clientelle pays me well, and that my Black clientelle pays me well
She refuses to believe me and I tell her a little of the above story from the other place I worked. I ask her, what is it about guys like him? What is
it about that OTHER GUY (not her of course LOL) that just already KNOWS that "Jews are bad" before He's even met Rosenberg, party of 4?
And here she blew my mind, without skipping a beat she snapped, "WELL THEY KILLED OUR LORD FOR STARTERS, HOW'S THAT?!?!" I was actually stunned. So I
said to her, "You would use Christiantity, the suppossed teachings of the Prince of Peace, who was a RABBI, to justify your anti-Jewish feelings?" She
went on to explain that Jesus wasn't a RABBI, that RABBIS were Jewish, and Jesus wasn't Jewish, he was the SON OF GOD. I explained that Jews are
matrilineal, and that if Mary, and Marys mother, were both in the tribe, that Jesus would be Jewish even if his dad was Chairman Mao. She told me I
was stupid, and that if Jesus was Jewish, there would be NO REASON FOR CHRISTIANITY, which she pointed out smugly, was a DIFFERENT RELIGION.
END OF PART ONE
Im gonna slap this up and grab the first reply for part 2 srry about typos
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