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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I truly don't understand what Gardener said that was wrong. Could you elaborate?
    Here:

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Look -- I can't be antisemitic. I agree with Norm Finklestein that Jews are conniving, manipulating deceitful creatures who get others to do their bidding, but he's a Jew, so it's all o.k.
    Nowhere has such a claim even remotely been made. Norman Finklestein only claims that members of the Jewish establishment have abused the memory of the Holocaust for political and financial gain.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
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    Nowhere has such a claim even remotely been made. Norman Finklestein only claims that members of the Jewish establishment have abused the memory of the Holocaust for political and financial gain.
    Two plus two doesn't even remotely equal 4, Demon.

    Two plus two only equals half of 8.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Look -- I can't be antisemitic. I agree with Norm Finklestein that Jews are conniving, manipulating deceitful creatures who get others to do their bidding, but he's a Jew, so it's all o.k.
    when did finklestein say that?
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    when did finklestein say that?
    Dont you go bringing facts into this!

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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Just thinking of jews brings a chill to the room, much less say ... "Jew" ... :

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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Dont you go bringing facts into this!
    Well, that wasn't so much a statement of fact as it was a question. I'm not familiar with Finkelstein, but I do believe it's possible to be obviously anti Semitic (or anti anything, really) and yet never expressly say it. Anyway, I'll have to read up on Mr. Finkelstein, and see what he's about.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    when did finklestein say that?
    He writes entire books towards that end, and is an unabashed supporter of the terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah, to boot.

    But like I said, antisemites support him in order to legitimize their own antisemitism.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Nowhere has such a claim even remotely been made. Norman Finklestein only claims that members of the Jewish establishment have abused the memory of the Holocaust for political and financial gain.
    You don't consider abusing the murders of millions of people for personal gain to be conniving, manipulating, and deceitful?

    Butter doesn't melt in your mouth either, does it?

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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I've never heard my brother in law say "I am a Jew" - he says "I'm Jewish" . . he says it's because he's not Kosher
    Hahahah, yeah. That's all just grammar.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Hard to say, I am not Jewish.
    I do use the term "Jew 'em down".
    I do know that we must learn to be more respectful of others.
    Many of us were bought up in the sewers.
    In my day, terms such as n*****,Jew, pole, frog, kraut,jap, on and on were common place.
    The sensitivities of others was not considered in the least..
    I think we have improved, this century from the past.

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