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    Default anti-Semitism in Damascus?

    Searching Southern Poverty Law Center's website I noticed a symbol for a Neo-Nazi organization on their hate map near Damascus. Searching further, it seems that the head of the National Alliance lives near Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, which is about six miles south of Damascus. It therefore seems that the incident involving the owners of Hey Joe's, may reflect a greater local issue. Check out these links:

    https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/...cking-employee

    https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-h...ional-alliance

    Also I have read in the past of police claiming what appear to be a hate crimes as drug deals gone bad. Check this out:

    https://jewishjournal-com.cdn.amppro...fred-wright%2F

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    Yes, antisemitism is a thing in a lot of places, sadly.

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    I think if you look at history of jewish people and their treatment for past 2000 yrs

    The idea of "anti-semitism" in US today is totally laughable by comparison. Lets just say....never was real popular in europe.. .anywhere..US was only place that welcomed them

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    I think if you look at history of jewish people and their treatment for past 2000 yrs

    The idea of "anti-semitism" in US today is totally laughable by comparison. Lets just say....never was real popular in europe...US was only place that welcomed them
    Its not funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maineiac64 View Post
    Its not funny.
    If you want everyone to like you, your never going to be happy. They never will. Doesnt matter who you are, what you are, where you are. If all you do is fret over this.....what a miserable existence you will have.

    You will find hate all over, from smallest towns to largest cities, so im not sure what point is. To malign a trail community for a defunct group that was once located nearby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    If you want everyone to like you, your never going to be happy. They never will. Doesnt matter who you are, what you are, where you are. If all you do is fret over this.....what a miserable existence you will have.
    You will find hate all over, from smallest towns to largest cities, so im not sure what point is. To malign a trail community for a defunct group that was once located nearby?
    I never maligned a trail community. I “fretted” over your minimization of current anti-semitism and the idea of it being inconsequential and humorous. It is sad to know that this behavior exists and is looked upon so dismissively. On balance however, I am quite happy, thanks for caring.

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    "The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maineiac64 View Post
    I never maligned a trail community. I “fretted” over your minimization of current anti-semitism and the idea of it being inconsequential and humorous. It is sad to know that this behavior exists and is looked upon so dismissively. On balance however, I am quite happy, thanks for caring.
    Anti-everything exists.
    And it always will on some low level. And it is a very very low level today.

    Its not limited to rural VA, NYC is a biggest offender.
    Nothing new here at all.

    What you find sad is just reality of humans. Dont know how to help you with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    I think if you look at history of jewish people and their treatment for past 2000 yrs

    The idea of "anti-semitism" in US today is totally laughable by comparison. Lets just say....never was real popular in europe.. .anywhere..US was only place that welcomed them
    Google "Jews in the Ottoman Empire" They were welcomed there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    Searching Southern Poverty Law Center's website I noticed a symbol for a Neo-Nazi organization on their hate map near Damascus. Searching further, it seems that the head of the National Alliance lives near Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, which is about six miles south of Damascus. It therefore seems that the incident involving the owners of Hey Joe's, may reflect a greater local issue. Check out these links:

    https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/...cking-employee

    https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-h...ional-alliance

    Also I have read in the past of police claiming what appear to be a hate crimes as drug deals gone bad. Check this out:

    https://jewishjournal-com.cdn.amppro...fred-wright%2F
    dont know if there is a hate group in damascus or not, but why I **DO** know is this- the SPLC isn't anyone i look to for any sort of reliable information on much of anything.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.0f3e1e4c607c

    they may have once been a good organization. maybe. i dont know the history. but if it was thats all long gone.

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    Really? A political opinion piece cited as authority? LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by tdoczi View Post
    dont know if there is a hate group in damascus or not, but why I **DO** know is this- the SPLC isn't anyone i look to for any sort of reliable information on much of anything.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.0f3e1e4c607c

    they may have once been a good organization. maybe. i dont know the history. but if it was thats all long gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    Really? A political opinion piece cited as authority? LOL
    Many (most!?) times these groups have an agenda
    That agenda, is simply for leadership to make money off a sympathetic group. Tell them what they want to hear, rouse them up, secure donations. Get rich, Repeat when things calm down .

    You can think of several quasi-political leaders who have made their career doing this im sure. They pop up out if woodwork when isolated events occur, just to take advantage of free publicity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    Really? A political opinion piece cited as authority? LOL
    the details of the lawsuit and the settlement are political opinion? really? LOL

    is this political opinion too?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/22/u...n-resigns.html

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    So, taking actions of character and integrity,-- such as making a public apology, paying for a single injury, and dismissing an official for mis-conduct,-- and twisting that into "they are the hate group, not to be trusted" is your gambit? If only actual hate groups did anything of integrity. No, SPLC is nothing like the KKK, Neo-Nazis, not even the GOP.



    Quote Originally Posted by tdoczi View Post
    the details of the lawsuit and the settlement are political opinion? really? LOL

    is this political opinion too?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/22/u...n-resigns.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    So, taking actions of character and integrity,-- such as making a public apology, paying for a single injury, and dismissing an official for mis-conduct,-- and twisting that into "they are the hate group, not to be trusted" is your gambit? If only actual hate groups did anything of integrity. No, SPLC is nothing like the KKK, Neo-Nazis, not even the GOP.
    i don't believe i'm the one that called them a hate group, i just said I don't look to them as a reliable source on these matters.

    they clearly have an agenda and a bias, which is what lead to the lawsuit and settlement.

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    I agree....the SPLC is a hate group....but they are not on the list as being a hate group....

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    there's no "hate groups" in Damascus. that incident at Hey Joes was blown way out of proportion

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    I hope you're right Lone Wolf and you should know as you live there but hey, those two dumb ******** deserve a good 'ol fashion kickin! No room for that kind of talk ....Glad they are shut down, ruining the good name of Damascus i.e. friendliest town on the AT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    That incident at Hey Joes was blown way out of proportion
    Like most things this day in time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambit McCrae View Post
    Like most things this day in time.
    the so-called "victim" instigated the whole thing. i've known him 10+ years. he pulled the jew card once before here in town

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