Throughout human history, Jews have figured prominently in the struggle to further the ends of social justice and end war. When Martin Luther King marched, invariably there were Rabbis who walked step by step with him in the struggle to secure equal rights for Negroes, because as long as one person lacks human rights, so do Jews. The New York Times reported an email making the rounds among Jewish voters in Pennsylvania “equates a vote for Senator Barack Obama with the tragic mistake” their Jewish ancestors made in ignoring the rise of Adolf Hitler. the email was sponsored by he Pennsylvania Republican Party’s “Victory 2008″ committee and was signed by several prominent Jews from Pennsylvania.
How any person of the Jewish faith who has an iota of knowledge concerning the Holocaust can equate Senator Obama with the rise of Hitler suggests the individual is ignorant, stupid, or lacks any sense of the meaning of Judaism. It is shocking to think McCain supporters would sink to such a low, vicious and historically inaccurate version of the past and present. Hitler was responsible for the death of six million Jews–exactly how does that figure relate in any way with anything being advocated by Barack Obama?
I find particularly disturbing for Jews in the 21st century to make insulting remarks about Jews in the 1930s and 1940s as having “ignored warning signs.” Of the approximately 800,000 Jews in Germany about 600,000 left before WWII broke out. Most European Jews had no place to flea, and, when a shipload of Jews tried landing in America they were denied the right to enter. Perhaps, these ignorant Jews can explain exactly how Polish or Russian or Hungarian Jews could leave! The war was upon them before they could flee and when they wanted to leave, they had no place of refuge.
The remarks of Republican Jewish McCain supporters continue with distorting the remarks of Bill Ayers. He NEVER SAID he wanted more of 9/11 destruction. He DID SAY the Weathermen could have done more but he was not referring to death and destruction. John McCain and the idiot fool who is his vice president candidate continue lying about the words of Bill Ayers.