Letter to the editor: Antisemitism is one the rise
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Unfortunately all we hear in the national media is that hate is only perpetrated by one race of people. The opposite is true. Hate by any race is wrong and should be called out no matter who it is. That doesn’t fit the narrative of the media though..I did not even know there was a large Jewish community in Augusta until I saw a YouTube video by Bill Kirby on the different sections of downtown back in the “olden” days. I hope I can check in the museum because I do love history and especially Augusta history! Great read today thanks!!
Every totalitarian or twisted ideological movement identifies a common enemy for the public to hate to aid them in gaining control and power. These movements blame every socioeconomic problem (inflation, depressions, pandemics, rapes, murders) on the hated group. Jew, Blacks, Irish, Italians, and the religious right have all been targets. Only ignorant low lives who are indoctrinated by their parents, friends, and associates drink this Kool Aid.
I absolutely disagree.
Antisemitism may be heightened by social media but the hatred has always been there and it sucks.
Growing up in our family’s restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky we had a strong Jewish customer base…who were also our friends.
On a regular basis we had threatening phone calls. Later when we were married and living in our own home we had a particularly nasty spate of threatening phone calls,. Uncle Sammy…who wasn’t my blood uncle…found out from my Mom and he had security for us. Guys came in, tapped our phone and took care of it.
My Senior year St X had a Senior event at Standard Country Club. I didn’t go because it was restricted…we’re talking 1968. Caught hell from classmates from being a Jew Lover.