August 11, 2018
The biggest problem with managing anti-Semitism is that no one is interested in managing the cause of this phenomenon, which is Semitism.
The problem has a lot to do with communist Chinese control of Hollywood and the global media – they are constantly promoting Jews as the master race which is above criticism for some reason.
Following a politician’s tirade against a Jewish mayor in Moldova convicted of fraud, the country’s Jewish community condemned “hate speech’s use as an instrument of political struggle.”
The statement Friday by the Jewish Community of Moldova — a landlocked republic sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine — did not name former sports minister Octavian Țicu or any other alleged purveyor of hate speech.
News articles have to explain where it is.
It’s a nice place.
But it came fresh on the heels of a controversy over Ticu’s July 23 post on Facebook about Ilan Shor, the Israel-born mayor of Orhei, a city north of the capital Chisinau. The post called Shor a “thief” who “drinks wine and eats the bread of a country that has received him and many others generously, yet he curses us in Russian and considers us a herd of sheep.” He also wrote that Shor “didn’t bother to learn” the local language, Romanian.
Last year, a Moldovan court sentenced Shor to 7 1/2 years in prison for his role in a $1 billion banking scandal that nearly bankrupted the tiny former Soviet republic in 2015.
Shor, who was a senior bank executive at the time, was found guilty of causing financial damage of $1.26 billion linked to the scandal.
Ticu’s reference to Shor as a foreigner apparently owes to the fact that he was born to Moldovan parents in Israel, where they settled in the 1970s. But they returned in 1990, when he was 3 years old, and Shor grew up in Moldova.
Public figures, including “politicians and journalists,” have a “special responsibility in the context of” preventing hate speech, the Jewish community wrote in its unusual statement.
So from this reading, it doesn’t even appear as though the people criticizing him used the word “Jew.” They simply referred to a convicted foreign criminal as a foreign criminal.
I think the Jews would do better with the whole “everyone is an anti-Semite” thing if they didn’t use the thing to defend convicted criminals. It sort of makes it appear as though the whole concept is just a way to prevent criticism of Jews in totality – not simply of Jews as a group, but individual Jews – and not simply innocent Jews, but Jews who are known criminals.
That is to say, it appears that the entire concept is a gigantic racket to shield guilty people from being held responsible for their crimes.