Most people read my post this morning, about Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield comparing Obamacare to the Holocaust and reacted as I did: This is a ridiculous and offensive comparison.
One person, however, read it and wrote the following:
There is nothing that makes me go in to a worse blind, seething rage than seeing fucking communist pieces of shit conflate their ideology with Judaism.
And then, a little later, this:
I don’t think it’s possible for me to hate a single human being more than I hate this blogger, the OP, at this point that I am seriously speechless and unable to formulate a response, sarcastic or not.
I just want to tell this blogger to go fuck himself and he doesn’t know anything, and to stop saying all Jews support communism.
And why did my post elicit such a response? Because I pointed out that the simple truth that Israel is a country with compulsory health insurance. My exact words were these:
Pretty much everyone associated with professional politics in Tennessee has called for him to apologize, but he’s not going to … because, if there’s one thing Campfield assuredly knows, it’s how Jews feel about compulsory health care.
That doesn’t sound a whole lot like “all Jews support communism” but, then, I’m only the person who wrote it so I might not know what I’m talking about on this one. But, as for Israel and health insurance, this is all pretty well-documented stuff; it’s not like I made this up because I love communism and want the backing of the Israeli government in order to convince others of communism’s many and various virtues (since I’m not a big supporter of communism and since Obamacare isn’t an example of communism). Here’s Wikipedia on how Jews feel about health care over in the Jewish state:
Health care in Israel is universal and participation in a medical insurance plan is compulsory. All Israeli citizens are entitled to basic health care as a fundamental right. Based on legislation passed in the 1990s, citizens join one of four health care funds for basic treatment but can increase medical coverage by purchasing supplementary health care. In a survey of 48 countries in 2013, Israel’s health system was ranked fourth in the world in terms of efficiency.
This young blogger, who makes much of her Judaism and her outrage that anyone would ever suggest that Jews have anything to do with communism, especially in Israel, will undoubtedly be sad to do even the most cursory research into Labor Zionism and its role in the founding of the Jewish state.