Jan 21, 2010, 6:16 AM
Post #30 of 34
I have never encountered any anti semitism in Mexico other than the filth that comes from the mouths of Red Necked Americans
Tell me, Moisheh, how many "Red Necked Americans" spewing anti-semitic filth have you encountered in your town or travels that are of sufficient number to warrant your disparaging an entire substrata of U.S. culture so heedlessly. These sorts of sentiments are what lead, eventually, to manifest racism.
I am remnded of a party my wife, who is a Parisienne, and I attended shortly after we moved from Mobie to San Francisco in the 1970s.
Some numbnuts asked her where she was from and she indicated that she was raised in Paris but had lived for the past two years in Mobile. The puntbrain exclaimed, "Mobile! Mobile, Alabama? How could you have lived there; it´s full of rednecks." My wife responded; "Tell me, I married one."
Thoughtless comments assigning shortcomngs to any particular group of people because of their heritage are unbecoming.
Further to the point:
I reminded my wife of that story about rednecks in Mobile and she, in turn, reminded me of another amusing story from those days. She had come to Mobile to teach French to young girls at an exclusive private school and had chosen that city partially because of its French heritage but also because her family in Paris had hosted a young girl form a prominent Jewish family in Mobile and they were hosting her in return. This young girl grew up to be an attorney in that city and later fell in love with a farrier living in a trailer in some backwoods small town in the swamplands north of Mobile she had met because of her love for horses. When one of her mother´s friends in the family´s synagogue asked her mother to describe her daughter´s new husband, she replied, " Well, I´d describe his as a redneck if he hadn´t married a jew."
(This post was edited by Hound Dog on Jan 21, 2010, 7:03 AM)