Antisemitism (read: Jew hatred) has been around since Jews have, although like a virus, it has mutated in to different forms over the years.
After the Holocaust, antisemitism was “out of fashion,” and the Jew haters of the world had to find a new way. Following the establishment of the modern state of Israel, the opportunity presented itself to hide behind the guise of “anti-Zionism.”
And now there is another mutation we are seeing more and more, especially from the Black Lives Matter crowd: the “Jews and money” trope – except with a twist.
Over a week ago, NBA star LeBron James posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, “Getting that Jewish money.” – a lyric from the 21 Savage rap song “ASMR”. Both James and 21 Savage apologized, claiming it was a compliment to Jews.
Now rapper Meek Mill has joined the chorus.
I am not buying what they are selling for even a second. This seems to be a way for some to let it out about their disdain for “Jews and money”, but with the added bonus of the compliment alibi. Can they possibly not know the (bloody) history of this stereotype?
Some, of course, find it harder to keep it “complimentary”, preferring to keep it real.
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@louisfarrakhan has been warning about this person for years…I’m not gonna stop till #liarcohen the culture vulture of this generation quits @youtubemusic or gives me a fair one …I don’t care what #careercoon tries to defend him #ceobeef #doitfortheculture liar never send someone from my culture to do your dirty work…I’m calling you out.. holla at me merry Xmas #staytuned and no disrespect to any body Jewish this dude doesn’t reflect a whole culture just the Jewish culture vultures just wanna be clear this is not a black or white thing it’s a mentality thing the black culture vultures are worst the then the white ones
Sadly, I felt the need to write this post after my eldest daughter, a fan of hip-hop, asked me what I thought. In her opinion, Meek Miller et al were fans of the Jewish people. Unfortunately, I have age, knowledge, and experience to tell me otherwise.