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  •  Ah so the dual loyalty angle (1+ / 0-)
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    BFSkinner

    You do know dual citizenship is not illegal in the United States right.  Not illegal.  As in not illegal.  You see it as a being a traitor.  Yet the law says otherwise.

    Well, at least you're honest about being offensive.  Might want to rethink though, repeating the same criticisms anti-semites have used against Jews forever.  Dual loyalty is one of the most well-known things anti-semites say, just in case you did not know that's why I questioned it.  

    •  Spoken like a true patriot (0+ / 0-)

      I am a Jew.  I'm just not a Zionist.  Not surprising that you'd assume I wasn't.

      Dual citizenship is fine, but not divided loyalty.

      •  I didn't assume anything (0+ / 0-)

        I explained to you why I reacted the way I did in case you didn't know.  I didn't HR and I would've if I thought it was a clear-cut case of hateful language.  I do however think it's beyond crappy to call people traitors when that's historically been a criticism of Jews that has been used to further/promote hatred of Jews.  

        And it doesn't matter to me whether you are Jewish or not. Jews, just like everyone else, can be insensitive or ignorant of history.  Jews, just like anyone else, can say offensive things.  To me, being Jewish is not a blanket excuse to use rhetoric similar to that of classic anti-semitism.  Other people may disagree, but you know what, that's my opinion and I'm entitled to it.

        Doesn't matter, we're not going to agree.  I would just ask you to please think about the words you use, words are powerful, words have historic context sometimes, sometimes ugly context, words can subtly or not-so-subtly continue age-old biases and prejudice.  Your intent may be different than someone else who sees that type of language and thinks to him/herself that's a legitimate way to talk about all Jews if a Jewish person says it.  

        Feel free to respond if you wish, but I'm not feeling all that well tonight and so I may not reply.

        Goodnight to you.

      •  "Spoken like a true patriot" (0+ / 0-)

        Huh? That's nasty.

        Dual citizenship is fine, but not divided loyalty.

        Again huh?  

        I didn't realize the meaning of your comments until I hit post on the other comment.  I don't think we'd be having a further conversation even if I was feeling well.

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