Saturday, June 5, 2010

Helen Thomas Tells Jews To Go Back To Poland

From the June 5, 2010 New York Daily News:

The grande dame of the Washington press corps put her foot in her mouth with an answer at the White House last week, suggesting Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go back home to Poland, Germany, America and everywhere else."

The jaw-dropping words from the 89-year-old Hearst Newspapers columnist hit the Internet on YouTube Friday and sparked a firestorm of controversy.
And it worked out so well for Jews in Poland and Germany, didn't it?  Of course, Helen Thomas is a flaming liberal in a profession of flaming liberals--as she has made clear repeatedly for decades.  What amazes me is how Jews in the United States continue to overwhelmingly back an ideology that is just two steps back from actively promoting a second Holocaust.


  1. Temple Grandin talked about this (why don't mice run from the smell of a cat) in one of her books. As I recall, the theory is if a mouse always avoided any place that there was the odor of a cat or other predator, they would starve to death because they would never go out. Predators roam all around leaving scents. So mice do not hit the panic button unless the predator is very close. Obviously some mice misjudge this, but enough get it right often enough and long enough for the species to survive.

  2. Just realized I put my mouse comment on the wrong post. Dang. Sorry. Maybe you can fix that.

    But since I am here: Helen Thomas should have been fired ages ago, this is jsuyt the latest reason to do so. I wonder how the media would react if 500 Jews were bussed in with police escort to stand on her lawn and scream at her?

  3. FWIW, Helen Thomas' parents were immigrants from Lebanon (Muslim or Christian, I do not know), though she was born in Kentucky. Her latest statement makes clear where she stands: shortly after the flotilla fiasco, she stated in one of Gibbs' press briefings that the IDF had deliberately massacred nine people on the ship they boarded.

  4. I'm pretty sure that Helen Thomas is not a flaming liberal. My recollection is that she was actually a CPUSA member.

  5. Is it my imagination or is the alphabet media pretty much ignoring this?
    Your last statement about American Jews backing nearly Holocaust ideology reminded me of something I heard a rabbi say. He said American Jews are so different from Jews from any other corner of the globe that they can hardly make aliyah (sp?) successfully. Not surprising.

  6. Speaking as a Jew... We were supposed to get out of Europe because we're partly from the Mideast. Now we're supposed to get out of the Mideast because some of us are partly from Europe. Obviously, we'll have to be dismembered.

    They have no object to my heart being in Israel as long as my pancreas in in Poland.