Friday, January 26, 2007

Too Jewish Sounding for the Holocaust Committee!!

Suddenly, it has become socially acceptable for liberal Jews to come out of the closet with their first hand tales of Carter's implicit anti-semitism and irascibility about Jews; the floodgates are now wide open.

It's become a trend. I suspect we'll hear more and more stories in the near future - stories that liberal Jews have been repressing all these years in the service of God's knows what - perhaps merely their own closeness "to power" or some kind of odd "respect for the office". Perhaps they all believed these examples had occurred in isolation. Or, perhaps they did not want to draw attention to it and make a fuss. God knows the reason.

Thus, in the last several weeks we learned that Jimmy Carter lent his personal support to the family of a Nazi, in a bid for leniency for the Nazi.

And now comes the latest tale.

Apparently, after Carter helped found the American Holocaust Committee, in itself a noble deed, he decided that there would be an unspoken quota! on the number of Jews on the board. OF THE HOLOCAUST COMMITTEE!
[Monroe] Freedman, [the council's former executive director,] says he was tasked with creating a board for the council and with making recommendations to the White House on how best to memorialize the Holocaust.

He told WND he sent a memo to Carter's office containing recommendations for council board members.

He said his memo was returned with a note on the upper right hand corner that stated, "Too many Jews."

The note, Freedman said, was written in Carter's handwriting and was initialed by Carter.

Freedman said at the time the board he constructed was about 80-perent Jewish, including many Holocaust survivors.
[Emphasis mine]

There's also the matter of his referring to the Holocaust recently as "the so-called Holocaust."

As Ace points out, its clear that Carter believes that the Holocaust was a terrible thing. But it's also clear that his expression gives away the kind of idioms that spring to his mind of late.
[T]he fact that this locution springs to his mind while speaking extemporaneosly kind of suggests who he's been reading and talking to of late, no?

Also, make note of the distinction that Ace draws between Palestinian moderates and extremists.

Moderates are the Holocaust deniers; extremists are the Holocaust enthusiasts,

[Hat Tip: Douglas Stanley, Jr.]

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