Foxmanides is unleashed on ADL hypocrisy

The ADL’s Abe Foxman now has a dedicated parody Twitter account, Foxmanides, sparked by the latest hypocrisy from the American Jewish establishment’s flagship org. For if nonprofits were naval vessels, then the Anti-Defamation League would be our aircraft carrier: headed by a Holocaust survivor, a key Jewish player in civil rights battles of yester yore, and one of few household names in Jewish acronym alphabet soup. Only Elie Weisel is more powerful (let’s call him our Death Star).

Foxmanides on Twitter begs some consistency from the man purportedly voicing anti-bigotted conscience. Top tweets:

Ceding our perennial demand that Palestinians remove anti-Semitism from their school textbooks. Their anguish entitles them to bigotry.

@BernieMadoff Need a Presidential pardon? DM me your price. Over a mil and we’ll throw in a benefit dinner. Fish or steak?

@OliverStone I want a worldwide telecast w/you on your knees screaming “JEWS HAVE NO POWER” or no dice. And I want you dressed as a chicken.

Oh wait, Israel’s friends with Turkey again? Armenian geno-wha?

The joke’s on Abe because he’s shocked at the blowback. He and his are losing moral authority, especially among the younger folks. I’m sure he has little clue that his reticence against consistently fighting bigotry (instead of selectively) is entrenching the ADL’s reputation as prejudiced by omission if not commission. We would be hard pressed to justify anti-Semitism if it were delivered in a “nuanced” press release trumpeting “sensitivity.” Oh wait, that was just done.

Let us rewrite the ADL’s anti-mosque statement with “the Jewish right to self-determination in their historic homeland” instead of “Islamic center” and “colonization of the Middle East” as “9/11″. Let it culminate as theirs did in the final paragraph: “It’s not about rights, it’s about what is right.” Meaning, the Jews have a right to build their state, but not in the Middle East, where sensitivities are raw. I doubt Foxman would reply to such with nuance.

Regardless, Foxmanides has been unleashed. Even The Onion knows no safety now:


Overcome Stress By Visualizing It As A Greedy, Hook-Nosed Race Of Creatures

2 Responses to “Foxmanides is unleashed on ADL hypocrisy”

  1. A karate kick to the Foxman. Thanks Kung Fu Jew.


    Jo Ellen Green Kaiser · August 5th, 2010 at 11:15 am
  2. [...] at Jewschool, we’ve been talking smack about the “Anti”-Defamation League, and justifiably so. So it’s only fair [...]


    Breaking: Anti-Defamation League takes anti-defamation position | Jewschool · October 25th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

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