I'm highly offended by the phrase!
It's an insensitive choice of words
It depends entirely on the context
As long as it's not refering to real Jews
It's just an old expression that perfectly expresses its meaning!
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People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
I've been reading about intellectualism in the twentieth century (The Modern Mind, by Peter Watson), and the current section of the book I'm at is detailing the shakers and the movers in Eastern Europe, many of whom were Jewish. The climate it paints is one of such an undercurrent of negative anti-semitism that it stunned me how small of a push was required of Hitler to take it to the next level. Now, I'm not Godwining this. "Jewing me down" is a million years away from the Holocaust. I'm only saying that using bigoted terms in a negative manner contributes to the groundwork that makes institutionalized racism possible.
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