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Jewish Organizations Must Condemn Governor Cuomo’s Extremism
The Algemeiner ^ | January 22, 2014 | Ronn Torossian

Posted on 01/22/2014 2:38:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Imagine a right-wing politician who proclaimed that left-wingers who are “pro-gay, pro-abortion, and anti-self defense” have no place in their state.

Can anyone doubt that Jewish leaders would condemn the statement and speak out loudly about “intolerance,” and the need for diversity. Wouldn’t they issue press releases and more? If such a politician would make a statement, pressure would mount for his resignation and undoubtedly it’d make for a lot of media attention.

Yet, Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo’s assertions that conservative New Yorkers don’t belong in the State because “that’s not what New Yorkers are” have largely been ignored. Cuomo continued, “Right-to-life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay — if that’s who they are, they have no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

It is a testament to blatant double standards that not one Jewish organization has condemned this hateful speech.

These intolerant and offensive statements should be condemned – especially as many ultra-Orthodox Jews would object to certain aspects of Cuomo’s beliefs.

Are these Jews – and conservatives of all stripes – being told that they must leave New York State? How dare he.

None other than the great President Ronald Reagan said: “The frustrating thing is that those who are attacking religion claim they are doing it in the name of tolerance, freedom and open-mindedness. Question: Isn’t the real truth that they are intolerant of religion? They refuse to tolerate its importance in our lives.”

Cuomo’s statements are offensive to so many people – for so many different reasons. Wherever one stands on the political map, they should condemn this intolerance. Tolerance must come in all sizes and shapes – and applies to all political strains.

Liberals must also be tolerant of those whom they don’t agree with – and Jewish civil rights organizations must speak up on these issues, not only on issues in which they oppose conservatives.

To quote Reagan again, “The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” Last I checked, Andrew Cuomo wasn’t the divine ruler of New York State – and his offensive speech must be condemned by decent people of all religious beliefs.


TOPICS: Current Events; Judaism; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; billdeblasio; chirlanemccray; conservatives; cuomo; extremists; judaism; newyork; newyorkcity; religiousleft

1 posted on 01/22/2014 2:38:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“and Jewish civil rights organizations must speak up on these issues, not only on issues in which they oppose conservatives”

Precisely.


2 posted on 01/22/2014 2:41:07 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: SJackson; firebrand; Alter Kaker; NYer; ExTexasRedhead; Nachum; GunsareOK

Ping!


3 posted on 01/22/2014 2:49:05 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It is a testament to blatant double standards that not one Jewish organization has condemned this hateful speech.

My guess is that most Jewish organizations agree with Cuomo, but don't want to come out an say so.

4 posted on 01/22/2014 2:50:20 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Arm_Bears

Surely an Orthodox Rabbi will speak up.


5 posted on 01/22/2014 2:51:51 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Don’t hold your breath.


6 posted on 01/22/2014 2:52:10 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

History does rhyme...

“If only one country, for whatever reason, tolerates a Jewish family in it, that family will become the germ center for fresh sedition. If one little Jewish boy survives without any Jewish education, with no synagogue and no Hebrew school, it [Judaism] is in his soul. Even if there had never been a synagogue or a Jewish school or an Old Testament, the Jewish spirit would still exist and exert its influence. It has been there from the beginning and there is no Jew, not a single one, who does not personify it.”
- Robert Wistrich, Hitler’s Apocalypse, p. 122; from a conversation with Croatian Foreign Minister General Kvaternik, July 21, 1941

“The internal expurgation of the Jewish spirit is not possible in any platonic way. For the Jewish spirit is the product of the Jewish person. Unless we expel the Jewish people. Unless we expel the Jewish people soon, they will have judaized our people within a very short time.”
- Jackel, Hitler’s Worldview, p. 52; from a speech at Nuremberg, January 13, 1923


7 posted on 01/22/2014 2:53:34 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would be far better if Cardinal Dolan and the other bishops did their duty. Perhaps they can study how Becket and More spoke truth to power and exercised their ecclesiastical responsibilities. Andrew Cuomo and more importantly the people of New York needs to be disabused of any notion that he is a Catholic.


8 posted on 01/22/2014 2:53:47 PM PST by allendale
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

lol....yeah, New York American Jews speaking out like that. To most of them “Never Again” means “take the other guy first; we’ll be over here in line”..


9 posted on 01/22/2014 2:57:19 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Haredi Jews will be majority of Jews in New York in the not-too distant future.


10 posted on 01/22/2014 2:57:50 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Imagine a right-wing politician who proclaimed that left-wingers who are “pro-gay neurosis, pro-abortion baby killing, and anti-self defense pro-victim creation” have no place in their state.

I don't see a straight analogy there with Cuomo's rant.

11 posted on 01/22/2014 3:00:51 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 353FMG

I don’t get why Jews in the US are so determinedly liberal and anti-Christian. The way they acted when “The Passion of the Christ” was released you would have thought that teams of Nazis were swarming Synagogues. By any account the entire cast and crew of that film should have been cleaning up all the Oscars.

Since then Mel Gibson has made great films and yet, the Jews piled on him and screamed that he was an anti-Semite and since then ti’s been one downhill round in his life. When he did that horrible rant while drunk, I don’t blame him. He was so badly targeted and tormented it’s no wonder he fell apart the way he did.


12 posted on 01/22/2014 3:01:24 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
To quote Reagan again, “The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”

I agree with Reagan, except for one thing. I do not have ANY liberal friends, not one. They are the enemy. I have nothing to do with them.

13 posted on 01/22/2014 3:32:21 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Jewbacca

I dunno—For whatever reason, and in spite of their history, Judaism appears to willingly embrace liberalism.

Kinda reminds me of an increasingly self-destructive adolescent who is confident that his parents will rescue him if he gets in over his head.


14 posted on 01/22/2014 4:04:08 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Jewbacca

Some of those who speak up are sometimes attacked in sneaky and officious ways. I hope that they will continue to inform others on the most important of things for now and grow support enormously.


15 posted on 01/22/2014 4:48:38 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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16 posted on 01/22/2014 4:49:53 PM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we donÂ’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: Ghost of SVR4
lol....yeah, New York American Jews speaking out like that. To most of them “Never Again” means “take the other guy first; we’ll be over here in line”..

A rather disingenuous comment considering the article is written by a Jew from Brooklyn published in a Brooklyn newspaper.

17 posted on 01/22/2014 4:53:30 PM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we donÂ’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There won’t be any pushback, here.
The Jews are thinking in lockstep with Cuomo. They will keep it up ‘till the shower doors close behind them.


18 posted on 01/22/2014 5:01:37 PM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: Arm_Bears

Not so with orthodox


19 posted on 01/22/2014 5:16:33 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: allendale
Andrew Cuomo and more importantly the people of New York needs to be disabused of any notion that he is a Catholic.

Or at least that he can't claim, in truth, that he's practicing the Faith.

20 posted on 01/22/2014 5:50:05 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Mark17

I do not have ANY liberal friends, not one. They are the enemy. I have nothing to do with them.


I’m with you. I look upon them as the enemy and despise them, too. If their choices didn’t affect our security, freedom and prosperity it would be one thing and they could sleep in their own sheeple crap. But they want us to accept the crap they can’t discern as wrong——I don’t think so.


21 posted on 01/23/2014 2:28:33 AM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: All

They’ll all be singing when the likes on Cuomo and Obama lead them to to ovens in the name of progress.


22 posted on 01/23/2014 2:43:58 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: newnhdad

Yes, Progressives are evil bastards.


23 posted on 01/23/2014 2:54:14 AM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Mark17

You must live in the hills, God love ya’ if ya’ do.

Thanks for your service. Welcome Home!


24 posted on 01/23/2014 10:06:44 AM PST by onedoug
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To: laplata
But they want us to accept the crap they can’t discern as wrong——I don’t think so.

Many times the stuff they try to shove down our throats, just to make our lives miserable, is the stuff they don't want to accept themselves (Obamacare and all the exemptions)

25 posted on 01/23/2014 10:41:54 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Mark17

Many times the stuff they try to shove down our throats, just to make our lives miserable, is the stuff they don’t want to accept themselves (Obamacare and all the exemptions)


Excellent point!


26 posted on 01/23/2014 10:50:59 AM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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