A Thanks to the Jews

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Over the past several years I've suffered from unemployment and underemployment.  I have finally started full time employment.  I have come to realize that there are many people in this country in deep trouble, impaled by a failing economy.  I've made my views well known here on WB. This experience has certainly changed the way I look at the world and I know longer view the US in a positive light. And while hopefully with the grace of God my fortunes will begin to change I realize all of the human carnage that continues.  I wish I could see a solution but for now I don't.  Most Americans (and Europeans) have their head so far up the ass of the elitist class that is screwing them they can't see the poop that is being laid upon them.


Onto something even more important.  I've seen the way Jews have gotten treated here on WB.  Now I've known many Jewish people in my life and most have been warm to me and some have opened their homes to me.  Yes I understand the maybe not so even relationship between the US and Israel and yes the Hasidic and Orthodox Jews dress funny according to western standards.  (Even my non Orthodox Jewish friends don't get it the way in which as raised Catholic I don't get the entire holy communion hocus pocus.)


When I really needed help I was referred to Jewish Community  Services (JCS.)  Although not Jewish they have opened their hearts and their wallet to me. I shudder to think where I'd be without them.  It was an unconditional agreement to help me.  The people I've met at JCS have been there for me.  From what I have gathered when I lived in NYC the Jews do look out for one another, not a bad thing in my view.


I can't answer to the Jews that supposedly run the business world.  Many Jews that I know are just ordinary income, some are from very modest means.  I don't think Jews are any less or more evil than people born into other religions.  Also, people may be born into a certain faith, still believe in God (and Jesus) but no longer have an affinity to that faith.


Personally, I'm sure there was a very charismatic man called Jesus, or possibly another name that roamed the Middle East during that time preaching goodness and kindness to one's fellow man.  I'm sure he would be shocked at how humans have evolved but still harshly treat others as chattel.  Whether Jesus was a deity or son of God, I'll leave that to the theologians to argue.  One day I might get to find out.  Most Jews do not believe in Jesus and who am I to argue.  After all I don't know the man personally but I like a lot of what was said.


To all those that have supported me here on WB I am humbled beyond words.  Hopefully my views have given you understanding to complex and deep routed problems.  To some of the others you aren't worth the effort to type words.



Minister Peaceful Poet Added May 20, 2017 - 2:11pm
Congratulations on your job.  I've been getting all kinds of job offers lately.  I have a good job, so I've passed them by, but it's a good sign.
I have Jewish friends, one in particular, a lawyer who has many times offered his services for free to help out veterans who go UA and protesters who get arrested.
It is true that most of the media and banks are controlled by the Jews and in a roundabout way link back to the Rothschild who created Israel, committing a slow genocide against the Palestinians.  But like not all Catholics are apart of the Vatican, not all Jews are apart of this system.  I like to say "the Zionists"  when referring to this group of people.
Stone-Eater Added May 20, 2017 - 2:18pm
Congrats George !
You are a very nice guy and certainly someone who needs security and stability (not meant negatively!) My life was always insecure with ups and downs, and I'm used to that, I actually like it that way. Life is temporary, so people and places change as well. But they are NOT forgotten.
I don't mentions Jews here, because I don't know the regular Avi as I know the regular Joe, Hans or Jean. I'm no fan of any people in general, because there's assholes in all of them. Because we're all humans.
Best of luck !
BTW: Actually now you might find the cash to see us in Senegal one day. As I said to Ric too: The stay is free, but you gotta pay food and extras ;-)
Mircea Negres Added May 20, 2017 - 2:47pm
Hell, there are good and bad Romanians too, it's just that Jews have gotten a lot of bad press over the years. Sure, some of it is justified, but the Jewish friends I had in school were decent people who never harmed anybody and tried to help wherever they could. I used to visit some of them and they always made me feel welcome. There was never any weird nonsense- they were just people. Still, attitudes are shaped by experiences, and if others see things differently, perhaps they had some nasty experiences.
About the Yeshua bar Yosef business, I once knew a "heavy" Christian. This guy was quite a bit like Trump and liked to brag about the fortunes he'd made and lost (went bankrupt three times as I recall), demanded to be the center of attention and threw temper tantrums when he wasn't the main event, then brag a lot about the very nice Mercedes he drove which was lent to him by the congregation he visited, not his. One night, I got fed up with all the narcissism and told him "there was once a wise young man from Galilee who tried to change the world. He used to walk everywhere to spread his message, and he was fine while he did that. It was only when he climbed on a donkey that he got into shit." I basically implied that he ought to be more humble and walk (or at least ask somebody to pick him up) rather than brag about what he'd lost as well as what was not his.
Leroy Added May 20, 2017 - 6:37pm
Thanks for such a positive article, George.
Thomas Sutrina Added May 20, 2017 - 7:16pm
George having laid off in 2008 and then again in 2012 when the company chose to end duplication moving design to their corporate headquarters in Stockholm.  I understand what you and your family have gone through.  congratulation.  I hope that you will occasionally comment on WB. 
Lady Sekhmetnakt Added May 20, 2017 - 7:17pm
Good article and congratulations on the job George. I for one have never had any problems with Jews or any ethnic group. Israeli Zionism is a political movement that I oppose but that is not the same as opposing Jews or the Jewish community. I'm sure as individuals there are good and bad Jews, just like their are good and bad Roma (there's a ethnic group you hardly ever hear about). That's just the nature of people everywhere. 
Dino Manalis Added May 20, 2017 - 7:23pm
Congratulations!  All the Best!
George N Romey Added May 20, 2017 - 7:29pm
Thanks to all and Jenifer and I agree.  Just look at the Catholic Church, one of the biggest criminal enterprises of mankind.
Bill H. Added May 21, 2017 - 1:22am
Congrats, George-
Well stated and needed to be said out here.
I'm not a religious person, but everyone is entitled to believe what comforts them.
TaraElla Added May 21, 2017 - 3:14am
The rising anti-semitism among both the far-left and the far-right is sickening. I am truly disgusted, even though I am not Jewish.
TaraElla Added May 21, 2017 - 3:49am
Far-right anti-semitism is on display wherever there is an alt-right presence. It goes all the way back to Hitler.
Far-left anti-semitism is increasingly a problem in feminist circles. It goes all the way back to Stalin.
Stone-Eater Added May 21, 2017 - 4:45am
Here in Switzerland antisemitism has been replaced by anti-Islam....
Ian Thorpe Added May 21, 2017 - 10:50am
Great news on the job George. I too am always quite shocked by this recent wave of anti - Jewish sentiment I see here and on other internet sites. I avoid the term anti Semitism because the Palestinians are Semites too. As you say most Jewish people are warm hearted and friendly, I remember a girl names Karen Margolis who was especially friendly to me :-), and many are no more devout in their adherence to the faith as I and most of my very secular friends are in keeping the Christian faith Brits of my generation were baptised into, because it was 'the done thing.
Ian Thorpe Added May 21, 2017 - 11:00am
SEF, I think that has happened throughout Europe and is a result of open doors immigration policy. The majority of Europeans (or people anywhere) are not subtle enough to realise many of the things they dislike about Islam are in fact tribal or sectarian customs. Fundamentalism and extremism, be it Islamic, Christian, Hindu or militant Atheism, I find hard to tolerate but so long as people don't try to do harm to or impose their beliefs on others, there should not be a problem with anybody living and worshipping as they wish.
Billy Roper Added May 21, 2017 - 1:13pm
(((They))) also are willing to do your thinking for you, too, if that's too difficult. Oy Vey!
Patrick Writes Added May 21, 2017 - 8:39pm
My son went to a Jewish preschool for 2 years at the Jewish school that was excellent. I got to know the Rabbi and others in the community a bit. Took some Hebrew classes. Overall, it was a positive experience and met some nice people. It was only slightly different than Christian communities I've been part of.
wsucram15 Added May 22, 2017 - 2:38pm
I know you are working now, but as one of those "people", Im asking that you stop by from time to time.  Im happy for you but try to take with you that feeling of what it was like to be helped and help others.
God Bless you and all your Friends no matter who they are, we are all the same in this life...:)
Mike Haluska Added May 22, 2017 - 3:31pm
Way to go, George!  I hate to say "I told you so" but I did say that you should seek help from people of faith.  Now that a good deed has been done for you, remember to do your best to work with this Jewish group to help somebody else get back on their feet.
Mike Haluska Added May 22, 2017 - 3:36pm
Tara - your assertion:
"Far-right anti-semitism is on display wherever there is an alt-right presence. It goes all the way back to Hitler.
Far-left anti-semitism is increasingly a problem in feminist circles. It goes all the way back to Stalin."
is one of the reasons that there is such a deep divide between people.  Whenever you hold up absolutes (e.g. all alt-rights are anti-Semitic) you lose credibility by the bucket load among rational people.  People of all faiths, races and backgrounds have prejudices - the good people regardless of faith, race, etc. don't ACT on their prejudice.  The people that run around pointing out the prejudice of others are the biggest hypocrites of all. 
Jeff Michka Added May 22, 2017 - 10:03pm
Anyway George enjoy your new position. I'm sure you'll be a a vaunted member in the Walmart greeter ranks.- As to increased anti semitism, just check out WB. Lots of it here and from those you may not think would feel that way, but do. Of course there's Billy the Nazi and his friends kept here to further demonstrate complete 1st amendment privilege and to help "normalize" their anti semitism and Nazism. Note how Billy the Nazi wants to "enforce" some weird typographic convention to "denote Jews." Watch, some like Geo will probably adopt them, too...that's the normalizing stuff.  IMO, fuck Billy the Nazi's typographic "conventions."
Dr. Rupert Green Added May 22, 2017 - 10:05pm
I dont know if Jewish folks are hated upon more so than other folks. There are those here who will put a hating on any group. That is how they get their dick hard, and harder yet when someone respond by he or she is hurt by the hating. Though particular groups can be blamed for atrocities that have ensued and are ensuing (Boko HAREN) FOR EXAMPLE, do we not call them out because of hurting their feelings? Still, I believe the respondents here are not groups, but individuals. So, we admonish or praise the groups through our one and one conversation with the individuals.  A broadside to the offending group is in order as long as it is not to insulting a FB members who is advancing a reasoned argument in support or opposition to a genocidal group. Discussion is to advance learning, which is a change in behavior through the acquisition of new knowledge. 
We Caribbean-Americans can tell you, the majority of us in New York got the opportunity to become a US citizen through the sponsorship of a Jewish person.
Jeff Michka Added May 22, 2017 - 10:11pm
Dr. Green sez: I dont know if Jewish folks are hated upon more so than other folks.-I personally think anti-semitism is entry level, low-bar racism.  Nothing either new or revealing in it, but been going on a long time, and always rears an ugly face at the drop of a hat, because it's "easy."
Dr. Rupert Green Added May 23, 2017 - 6:33am
@John. "So are you going to repay the debt by absolving them of their genocide in PALESTINE?
Surely not. It was not the Israelis who sponsored my folks, it was individual Jewish folks. Many in the world do not hate Americans, they hate the American government, but they get to the government by targeting Americans; thus we become casualty of their hate. We must condemn Israel for its action, but we must get to Israel through dialogue with reasonable and unreasonable Jewish people.  
In its quest for justice and equal rights, the Palestinians adopted an approach that was opposite to that of Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King. That approach brought war to civilians who could be blown to smithereens in an airplane or while out with their families. That would not endear civilians to support their cause. However, the world supports equal rights and justice for the Palestinians, but the American government supports the barbaric and inhumane treatment of the Palestinians, which is on a greater scale than the Palestinians can respond with.   
Though it appears barbaric, within the Palestinians' responses are American values: Give me liberty or give me death. Death before dishonor. Live free or die.  Which American man would take being told when to piss, how to piss, and where to piss? 
A question to be asked is which is more deadly. The Israeli's dropping of a phosphorous bomb that melts the skin and penetrates the bones of 100 Palestinians gruesomely killing them, or a Palestinian slitting the throat of an Israeli baby? Death is death, but the optics cause mobilization of bias against the Palestinians. Those controlling the media will not show the phosphorous death of the Palestinians, but they will repeatedly show the killing of the baby.
Subtly, the American people supports the Palestinians by ensuring a Jewish person will not become president (the unwritten constitution). President Obama was hated by the Israelis because he would not do their bidding by going to war against the Palestinians and other Arabs. Lets see if President Trump understands that war will not work, as each Palestinian killed will result in the birth of another who will be suckled with the mother's milk of hatred for America.
Billy Roper Added May 23, 2017 - 11:04am
You should also thank them for pushing open borders and the destruction of homogeneity. That's their greatest "gift".
jonathan michael robbins Added May 23, 2017 - 12:14pm
As a Jew and a Zionist, I am abhorred by the present situation between Israelis and Palestinians. Having said that, the situation is such that should Israel retreat to the 67 borders, it's defense position will be untenable, endangering the very existence of Israel. Israel exists in a hostile anti Jewish environment anyway. On the other hand, continuing the occupation the way it is now seems intolerable. I am sure God has a plan.
Donna Added May 23, 2017 - 12:45pm
Congrats George!!  I will miss you here, so pop in form time to time..just to say hi..Here is hoping this leads to a wonderful long term job, with eventual retirement!! )0(
Stone-Eater Added May 23, 2017 - 2:50pm
Dirk Droll Added May 23, 2017 - 6:55pm
My heartfelt congratulations on your new trap, I mean hamster wheel, I mean treadmill, I mean life-saving, if surely exploiting and probably thankless and humiliating, job, George. I know only too well where you are coming from in that aspect of life, and so the realizations you have shared have made me click that follow button by your name some time ago. As for Jews, and any other constructed group people may or may not feel attached to or be placed in by someone else, I think all large groups of people have all sorts of people in them. Jews (a very vaguely defined and hugely diverse group) are no different. Social class tends to make the most difference.
Dirk Droll Added May 23, 2017 - 6:55pm
> “Anyway George enjoy your new position. I'm sure you'll be a a vaunted member in the Walmart greeter ranks.”
Thanks for the laugh, John G. :-D
(and I better start looking over my shoulder in my upcoming next job, for George to chat with during a break)
Stone-Eater Added May 23, 2017 - 6:57pm
Wow what a future LOL
George N Romey Added May 23, 2017 - 8:27pm
Actually this is a high level position and for once in a very long time I have management asking me questions and advise, not a bunch of arrogant assholes telling me what to think.
Dirk Droll Added May 24, 2017 - 3:09am
Yeah, it's good to be in such a position, and great luck to find one (especially as an older person), rare as they have become. In one of my longer work searching stretches, a few years ago, I applied to a managerial position, and -- while all other vacancies I had applied to almost never bothered to send any kind of reply -- in this case I was treated to a very polite declining notice with invitation to ask for more details if interested. I took them up on it and received a good explanation. My goodness, having applied for a managerial position I was actually treated like a human being, with courtesy and then some. For those who still live in denial, it's a fact: we truly have arrived in a two-class society.
Shane Laing Added May 24, 2017 - 4:09am
Outstanding news George. Good for you and I hope all goes well.  Talking of good news I need to check my lottery numbers, finger crossed.
wsucram15 Added May 24, 2017 - 11:04am
Glad to hear you are back at work and happy with what you are doing. Just dont forget the little guy when you have a minute. Remember our conversations about what having money is like (as opposed to none), just ease into that.  Be the George you were forced to become, because it is a lesson learned.
One of the smartest people I met on this page...for sure.
George N Romey Added May 24, 2017 - 3:25pm
No worries Jeanne I will be broke for several years to come.  I have a long climb out of a financial hole that happens when you don't work full time for 4 years.
wsucram15 Added May 24, 2017 - 7:16pm
Tell me about it..seriously. when the disability became permanent for me, it changed a few things.
I had payed most of my bills so I was ok there but owed an enormous amount of college debt.  I cant finish my masters now but the debt is gone.
Also I wanted to put the money I did receive into a 401K and keep it, yeah right.  I owed so much money out in saving my house, that my money was gone in days. literally.
Being out of work is the worst thing that could happen to a person in the age groups in which we fall, I really believe that. 
You just keep chugging away though...I knew you would be fine.
George N Romey Added May 24, 2017 - 7:28pm
Jeanne you are so right. You work like a dog in your 20s, 30s and 40s to be shoved into long term unemployment or underemployment and then into poverty.  37 years of paying every credit on time never one late-gone.  Savings-gone.  Friends-gone.  It will take me at least five years to recover and at least I have something for now. 
Doug Plumb Added May 24, 2017 - 8:32pm
The fundamental Jewish problem is not really a problem with Jewish people. Its the Jewish ideology that is in opposition to Christian ideology. Jews have living laws and the Christian has dead laws. (Our present courts vs Perry Mason).
  Other than that thy are a cohesive group and they look after their long term interests. Christians live 70 years, Jews live 6000 years.
  There is the satanist aspect of Judaism but Christians and atheists participate in that as well. But Satan likes living laws.
  Only a free exchange of ideas and a willingness to communicate can solve the problem. Words now or bullets later. Its the thing they try to stop people from doing.
Dr. Rupert Green Added May 25, 2017 - 3:59am
@ Doug. "Only a free exchange of ideas and a willingness to communicate can solve the problem. Words now or bullets later. Its the thing they try to stop people from doing."
You amaze me. Excellent point.
jonathan michael robbins Added May 25, 2017 - 4:49am
The Hebrew word for Messiah, משיח, can be read 'The one who causes discussion" as written in Isaiah, 53-8 "He was taken away from incarceration and trial, and who then will cause discussion in his generation?"
Doug Plumb Added May 25, 2017 - 5:38pm
@ Dr. Green re "You amaze me. Excellent point.  " Its my whole schtick - to restore reason. Its getting to the point where people can no longer communicate. They speak of capitalism and confuse it with socialism as in Peter Corey's latest post. Reading those comments from readers, I was almost in tears.