Anti-semitism on casual display at Occupy LA. #OWS
You know, when this video from Reason.tv came out, I invoked the 48 Hour Rule as a matter of course. For those who don’t know, the 48 Hour Rule is one of those useful rules of thumb that people come up with to make sure that they don’t get burned on a story; if something sounds too good to be true, or too bad to be true, or even just too much to be true, it’ll probably be debunked pretty quickly. 48 hours is usually enough time to establish that. And I was optimistically certain that this was the case, here: surely the LA school system hadn’t really employed somebody calling for the expulsion of the Jews.
“I think that the Zionist Jews who are running these big banks and our Federal Reserve, which is not run by the federal government, they need to be run out of this country.” – Patricia McAllister
I know. I am charmingly naive.
If you’re wondering, the LAUSD really did hire this winner (as a substitute math teacher) (link via PJ Tatler’s comments); and if you click the link here you’ll get another link to a quite vile site that should explode, once and for all, the ridiculous argument that minorities cannot be racists. But let’s drill down to the really nauseating portion of all of this: it’s the way that Ms. Patricia McAllister is utterly unconcerned and matter-of-fact about the way she’s casually calling for the expulsion of the Jews. Because let’s not pretend that the ‘Zionist’ tag means a damned thing, in this context: McAllister thinks that the Jews run Wall Street, she wants those Jews gone, and she doesn’t consider them Americans in any way that matters.
And she’s apparently welcome at Occupy LA. Because they certainly haven’t tried to disassociate themselves from McAllister’s remarks, either.- And yes, they have to. The rule was set during the first wave of Tea Party protests: police your own, or you will be lambasted in the national media. I insist that this rule be followed for the Left’s cargo cult imitation, as well.
Even if the ranting is about the Jews.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
[UPDATE] : I actually agree with Erick: we need to bring in the sane portion of Occupy Wall Street. Just let this portion shrivel up and flake away in the sun…