A huge problem the Jewish people face in fighting antisemitism is how few truly understand that the Kroger Shooting and the Pittsburgh Shooting are the same danger.
Antisemitism is inherently connected to racism in the white nationalist world. We must speak about this more.
Essentially there were two deadly attacks against us last week. Not one.
Jews were attacked when black people were killed. Black people were attacked when Jews were killed. And this isn’t meant to sound inspiring. This is what white nationalists think when they murder us.
In this sense, the shooting in Pittsburgh wasn’t only part of a long line of antisemitic attacks by these radicals, but also everything from the Charlottesville massacre to the Oklahoma City bombing. When we see it through this lens, we can see just how big this all really is.
I hope this doesn’t sound like I’m trying to appropriate other tragedies. My goal is the opposite: to show how we are united in this struggle, and that if all of us only see this through our own lens, we will have missed the actual narrative.
Of course, there’s also the obvious that has been downplayed to a certain extent, depending on the audience: the Pittsburgh shooter targeted Jews who support refugees.
In other words, refugees were also attacked in this shooting.
All of these pieces of the story matter.
Just blows my mind… I converse with a lot of people and at some point get a chance to mention our farm’s fb page. This morning such a conversation took place and they gladly checked out the page. They see one post in particular and then I get a message from them saying, “I can’t support a Jewish business. You freaking Jews own damn near everything already, you gotta take over the farm business too? You should have been more upfront about your affiliation.”… well apparently they never saw any of my MANY posts here lately that leaves no one wondering what our “affiliation” is 🙄🤦Like I’ve been saying, anti-semitism is everywhere.. And apparently, so are idiots.