I would like a better understanding of what the people who actually know you think of you.
Quote:Do other minorities feel the need to trumpet that they're doing wonderful things for the world?
I would not necessarily trumpet but instead just do something nice for someone who is down and out.
A hard working single mother in need of a car or a home or anything for that matter just give it to her somewhat anonymously with a letter letting her know that the local Jewish community hopes that all her dreams come true.
This lady and all of her family will always tell the story about how she was helped by the Jewish community....
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.
A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 30 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and abroad.
"The immediate object of the League is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens."
ADL Charter October 1913
The guy is clueless, Jespah, you're wasting your time. I've come to the conclusion that he is fascinated by antisemitism, and is just looking for a way to rationalize to himself.
If anti-Semitism is troubling to you, perhaps you should look at the ADL's Web site and consider supporting their work.
Did I miss where the KKK was compared to the Jewish people?
I do realize that most groups do have some form of charitable giving. I checked out some of my local Jewish charities and they do seem to have the community's interest in mind. Many non-Jewish people in the community do not go looking for help from the Jewish community but rather other places. Do not get me wrong because I can only imagine that they will take help from where ever they can get it.
Maybe it is just me but when people are helped in a big way without ever having to ask for help it seems to be even more appreciated, unless it is the KKK trying to help you out and you are black.
To off-set violent acts, the KKK participated in charitable activities. In 1922, the Klan “contributed $25 each to the Volunteers of America and to the African Methodist Episcopal Church, an offer which Webster said proved that the Klan was not anti-black”. The charitable activities demonstrated that the KKK was committed to the welfare of the nation and also “served as an effective public relations device by creating a more favor- able opinion of the secret order and attracting new members”.
You just did it in your post, or are you really that stupid? In fact I'm not convinced that you're an anti-semite, but I am convinced you're stupid. You tell yourself that you're demonstrating some wonderful freedom of thought by examining all these different arguments, but you're not, you're just showing a complete lack of understanding. You say you want to learn, but this whole thread is going around in circles because you don't really understand what's being said to you, and your responses show that. Talking to you is really hard work. This is the post where you do the comparison, even though you probably can't see it.
You may be correct, personally knowing many wealthy Jewish individuals, there are laundering and xenophobic practices, however my personal experience is anecdotal.