September 25, 2019
The way these people whine.
You just can’t even satirize it.
An attorney under contract with the city of Trenton, New Jersey, resigned after the City Council president used the term “Jew her down” during an executive session earlier this month.
Stuart Platt sent a letter of resignation to the city clerk on Thursday, giving up a $25,000 contract to serve as the city’s redevelopment attorney, the Trentonian reported.
“I am an American and I am a Jew. I am resigning because of the disgraceful and shameful anti-Semitic remarks that were in fact made by the council president of the city of Trenton, Kathy McBride,” Platt wrote. “The vitriolic and hateful anti-Semitic comments were exacerbated by councilwoman Robin Vaughn, who defended McBride by saying that the word ‘Jew’ is a verb and then claiming not to know this is an anti-Semitic slur.”
Platt also criticized Councilman George Muschal, who defended the use of the phrase, saying it is “used all the time.”
It is definitely used all the time. Or at least, I’m old enough to remember when it was used all the time, meaning that a boomer can’t possibly be expected to understand that it is no longer allowed to be used.
Do you know why “Jew him down” is an idiom, Jews?
Hint: it’s not because people hate you for no reason and thus spread a vicious rumor that you people tend to engage in excessively shrewd negotiation practices.
That’s not the answer.