Antisemitism is not a cost of doing business

… and neither is any other form of hate.


If there’s a market for Antisemitism, a capitalist will step forward to fill it. It’s the American way.

Basketball star Michael Jordan famously stayed out of politics, “Republicans buy expensive sneakers, too.”

I suspect capitalists will have to look at the size of their antisemitic market, and make a business decision like any good capitalist. Often staying silent on the subject is best for business. Don’t forget that about 35% of the population celebrates racism, bigotry, ignorance and innumeracy. It’s a big, profitable market.



Oh but there is. Do you remember the insurrectionist on J6 wearing the Camp Auschwitz shirt. I won’t google it to give you a link because I don’t want to see what it would bring up.

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This piece might apply to America but not every society is like America.

In Venezuela, Jews, Arabs, Turks, and others are called Turks which really means merchants. There is a part of Caracas called El Silencio which is populated by Jewish and Arab merchants. During the Six Day War people were saying, "If Golda Meir and Gamal Abdel Nasser had gotten together for coffee in El Silencio there never would have been a Six Day War. In Venezuela a black president is not celebrated because there is no reason to do so.

Hugo Chavez tried to create division between rich and poor and a small band of followers took up the chant but it soon died out. Racism, anti semitism and other forms of discrimination are usually promulgated for political purposes. In Venezuela we don’t have hyphenated Venezuelans. That does not mean that place of origin is ignored, it is acknowledged, but it is not a cause for discrimination.

Apple sent me a questionnaire (required by state law) asking about the gender and race of the people our company. I sent it back with a note saying, If you like our product, buy it, but I’m not going to fill this form. It probably doomed my business. Civil Rights was derailed by the quota system that emphasized racism and sexism. I saw it coming in the late 1980s.

It’s not working and doubling down is the wrong answer.

The Captain


Wrong again. Most of the problems we have today are the result of 40+ years of trickle-down economics that jacked up taxes and skim for the poor and middle-class and enriched the wealthy. The wealthy folks that benefited from trickle-down have been successful in getting poor and middle-class whites to blame blacks, Hispanics, and the Jews for their poor life outcomes.

Lyndon Johnson explained it in the 1960’s.

President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”



Civil rights are things like voting rights. Economic equality is harder to gain. Without AA in the US there would be nothing for African Americans by and large. Employers and employees scheme a lot against African Americans.



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