Years before I wised up and realized they were correct, I used to argue with my mother’s parents about their anti-Semitism. My Grandmother, especially, disliked and distrusted Jews with a fervor that was, at the time, embarrassing to me. As she was raised by off-the-boat types from Old Europe, I dismissed her views as quaint, perhaps even superstitious.
I once asked her, when she came on a visit, what her problem with Jews was. Her answer struck me as Old Lady ranting then, but I have realized since that it is so true as to almost be a mystical Truth.
“The Jew will look at a pile of shit and say ‘That’s gold!’ Then, he’ll look at a pile of gold and say ‘That’s shit!’ And then he’ll find ten other Jews to rewrite every book and newspaper within reach until YOU and your kids look at the shit and agree that ‘Yes, shit is gold and gold is shit!’ Then, while you are putting shit in your pockets, he’ll take all the gold and share it with his ten other Jews. It’s their NATURE.”
Her statement is true on so many levels that it blows my mind. Read David Simon’s brief piece of garbage blog entry. Criminals are victims, victims are criminals, truth is a lie, immoral is moral, shit is gold.