The posting was short and simple. But, the comments developed a life of their own. One commenter, Suz Anonymous, from New Zealand, took umbrage with a comment I made at another blog. A lively exchange ensued. But, suddenly at the end, the true unvarnished poisonous position of Suz Anonymous came through loud and clear.
Addressing SKYE from Midnight Blue, Suz Anonymous asked:
skye: are you a jew? it is the only logical explanation for your massive nose...Discrimination and bigotry are very ugly things. Though very normal feelings and activities as I have witnessed bigoted and discriminatory behavior at the local park amongst the ducks and geese. It is all very natural. But, we are not ducks and geese. We have brains larger than walnuts. We have the ability to think beyond ourselves. Those who cannot are to be excused as nature has not been evenhanded. Those who will not think are to be condemned. I will not tolerate anti-semitism anywhere I find it. Go ahead and rail against Israeli policies all you wish, but anti-semitism has no place here.
JEW HATRED IS NOT NORMAL. Jew hatred is unwelcome here and should be unwelcome everywhere, by everyone that values human life, by people in all places at all times. Anti-semitism is wrong not because it is aimed at Jews, but because IT IS WRONG. It was wrong in the mid- 20th century when Adolf Hitler and Henry Ford wanted the complete eradication of Jews from the planet, and it is wrong today on every occasion in every place for every person.
"are you a jew?" hangs Suz Anonymous by her own words as a despicable individual. Her ignorant and bigoted views will find no traction here. I ask all of my readers to express their own views concerning the comments of Suz Anonymous made here.
On this day, November 11, the day the guns of The War to End All Wars fell silent at the 11th hour, we, in America, look back on our often violent, perhaps misguided, bigoted history. We take stock of the lives we are able to live today and we say, "THANK YOU" to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Coast Guards, and National Guards who have secured our freedoms and liberties at the risk of their own lives. And not the fredoms and liberties of only America's citizens, but also the millions upon millions of lives today for whom not long ago freedom was a just forbidden dream. And the countless billions into the future for whom freedom will not be a unreachable dream, but a daily reality.
Throughout our bloodied past, when freedom was to be defended and evil crushed, no one asked, "are you a jew?" Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and Muslims fought, died, and triumphed over any bigotry they may have brought with them. Most often, bigotry was the first to die on the battlefields of freedom.
Three-score and one year ago, our fathers and grandfathers, citizen soldiers, went to war against what was thought to be the ultimate in anti-semitism -NAZI Germany and the Final Solution. Millions of Jews had already been murdered. Hundreds of thousands of American lives were lost to stop the killing of the Jews. When these soldiers asked, "are you a Jew?", they often broke down in tears. Through tears and humility, aid was rendered to any Jew found alive. In return, the barely surviving victims of anti-semitism, the victims of hate and intolerance gave in return all they had, a simple "thank you." More millions from around the world died or had their lives irrevocably altered because of the hatred called anti-semitism.
Thousands of good and brave New Zealanders took part in ending the killing of European Jewry. Their efforts are thrown in the dirt by Suz Anonymous who sullies the good name and reputations of those honorable Kiwis. She should be ashamed, but is probably proud of herself for taking on the great and powerful American bloggers and Jews behind the curtain all the while signing herself "Anonymous."
I condemn you, Suz Anonymous. I condemn all fools who share your hate.
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