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Rabbi Slams Arnold Schwarzenegger For Kristallnacht Comparison

"Being the son of a Nazi doesn't give you the right to draw comparisons between our modern-day and what happened on Kristallnacht," British Rabbi Yitzchok Schochet tells California's former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Full Story, Video

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Thank you!!
January 12, 2021 7:08 pm

I was waiting for this

Dumb comparison
Reply to  Thank you!!
January 13, 2021 1:14 pm

Jews and historians are shaking their heads at Arnold’s comparison. The Capitol thing was a riot of a few hundred people. Kristallnacht was an organized, nationwide attack on ethnic and religious minorities with widespread arson, murder, beatings, torture, and illegal arrests. Really dumb comparison. You’d think Arnold would be more squeamish about making such a statement given that his father wore one of those uniforms.

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Double Standard
January 12, 2021 7:39 pm

While I think the comparison to the holocaust is a bit off, I don’t think it’s right to attack him for it. He was trying to say learn from the past. And he is right. We are so quick to attack people who say things or do things that are anti-Semitic. But here you have someone who generally stands up for the Jews and is now saying that attacks on minorities (like Jews) start when you have mob rule. And because he didn’t figure out the best way of saying it we are attacking him? We should not complain when… Read more »

Agreed
Reply to  Double Standard
January 12, 2021 7:51 pm

Well put

Political
Reply to  Double Standard
January 12, 2021 7:57 pm

His message is politically motivated so to me is irrelevant

Last summer
Reply to  Double Standard
January 12, 2021 8:00 pm

there were riots – broken glass and all – in many parts of the country. In Los Angeles, Jewish-owned businesses in particular were attacked. Where was Schwarzenegger then with his concerns about mob rule? And where were you? Are such things a problem only when one group does it, but not another?

Even handed
Reply to  Double Standard
January 12, 2021 10:10 pm

Perhaps the shaming for opinion and the attack on freedom of speech might also reflect the Nazi-style of a takeover.

klutz
January 12, 2021 7:46 pm

his point wasn’t belittling Kristallnacht. no, duh. why not just take what he is trying to say and lower the rhetoric realizing that we are really one nation and have much more in common than what we disagree on.

Why?
January 12, 2021 7:51 pm

He was bringing attention to two acts of violence. One against Jews during WWII, and one against the black community, the alternative lifestyle community, women, immigrants, Muslims, and Jews in 2021.

This community complains that no one speaks out against anti-semitism, and then complains when someone does?

Progressive talking points
Reply to  Why?
January 12, 2021 9:55 pm

There’s 4 times more attacks against Jews than attacks on Muslims, but progressives focus much on the latter. FBI data shows that blacks commit 23.9% of hate crimes despite being only 13.4% of the population. In other words — and this won’t come as a surprise to anyone living in Crown Heights, you’re more likely to be attacked for NOT being black than for being black.

The ideas of Blacks and Muslims being disproportionate victims is based entirely on progressive ideology, it’s not the reality.

Haha
Reply to  Progressive talking points
January 13, 2021 6:46 am

“The ideas of Blacks and Muslims being disproportionate victims is based entirely on progressive ideology, it’s not the reality.” Hahaha, says the white Jew. This is half funny and half terrifying that you’re so uneducated and insensitive. Firstly, you have no idea what it’s like to be a black person or a Muslim in this country, so stop speaking for them. Secondly, calling out racism isn’t about being progressive, or at least it shouldn’t be. I think conservatives should be able to find the same level of awareness and kindness to stand up and defend minorities. So far it hasn’t… Read more »

Progressive talking points
Reply to  Haha
January 13, 2021 10:33 am

“You have no idea what it’s like to be a black person or a Muslim in this country, so stop speaking for them” That’s another progressive talking point. Hundreds of years of scientific research has shown that data is more important that subjective experience. And the data clearly shows that the progressive obsession with violence against Muslims and blacks is not based on reality. Progressives claim to be sensitive to minorities, yet there wasn’t a word of protest from them when Jews were being beaten on a daily basis, because they were too obsessed with talking about non-existent violence against… Read more »

Yes, actually, we do have an idea
Reply to  Haha
January 13, 2021 10:59 am

When a black person or a Muslim riots, breaks glass, loots, etc., it’s called “peaceful protests.” When a white person marches, it’s the second coming of Hitler.

If you’re really interested in “calling out racism,” then you’d have something to say about all forms of it, anti-black as well as anti-white (and there’s plenty of both). But in fact you don’t care a whit about racism, so long as it’s directed at those you disfavor.

Mendel
Reply to  Haha
January 13, 2021 11:08 am

Let me guess…. youre the same person who said that Chabad are against science and evidence for supporting Trump, and we can all see now who is against evidence. Facts don’t care about youre feelings.

Thank you, Arnold
January 12, 2021 7:54 pm

Thank you for bringing attention to two horrifying, racist events. Nazis and trump supporters are one and the same.

excuse me
Reply to  Thank you, Arnold
January 12, 2021 10:04 pm

are you comparing criminals who killed 6 MILLION Jews to people who support the party you dont support??

Arnold is a liberal
Reply to  Thank you, Arnold
January 12, 2021 10:06 pm

There is nothing racist about protesting the stealing of the election by the Nazilibs. Most Trump supporters abhor violence, as do all conservatives. Trump pardoned Rubashkin and moved the Embassy to Jerusalem, helping to cement it as Israel’s legitimate capitol. The antisemitic “squad”, Jesse ” “Hymietown”, Jackson, Louis ” Judiasm is a gutter religion” Farrahkan, and vicious, antisemitic Jimmy “Israel is a racist apartheid state” Carter, are all liberals, as are all the violent antisemites that force Jews off of college campuses. If anyone can be compared to the Nazis, it’s the liberals. Especially since both worship animals and place… Read more »

With the greatest respect..
Reply to  Thank you, Arnold
January 12, 2021 10:45 pm

if you really believe what you wrote.. a) get an education b) This is the wrong website for you; Based on the tone of your comment, could you confirm to me that you are a Chabad Chossid? This website is an news outlet which caters to people who are Chabad Lubavitch, so when people make comments which seem so far from the ideals of Chabad (and I DON’T mean just not supporting Trump), namely; posting comments of hate, mocking other Jews (frum or not), or Hashkofas which are very very “off” from the Rebbe’s worldview which we as Chassidim try… Read more »

Wow
Reply to  With the greatest respect..
January 13, 2021 7:15 am

I have to prove my Jewishness to you?

Is it based on whether I keep Cholov Yisroel? Or how long my skirt is? Or how much kavana I have while davening? Or whether I have 17 children or 2? I’m interested to know how you determine who is “truly” a Chabad Chossid.

Your rhetoric of exclusion is reminiscent of the Holocaust. You should know that it turns out a jew is a jew is a jew, regardless of how observant. All of us were murdered in the same camps.

Missed the point
Reply to  Wow
January 13, 2021 10:47 am

You completely missed the point. They didn’t say you weren’t Jewish, just questioning why you’re commenting on this website when clearly you’re not part of the community it caters for.

Really sickening to imply that Lubavitchers are somehow complicit int the Holocaust, but it seems like this is the level that certain outside trolls are trying to bring here.

What
Reply to  Thank you, Arnold
January 12, 2021 11:00 pm

You are calling the majority of the frum community Nazis?

The truth hurts
Reply to  What
January 13, 2021 9:10 am

So many frum Jews have become so lost and so hateful that they themselves have turned into the enemy. Do you truly not see the similarities between Nazis and trump supporters?! It’s the same ideaology!! And I’m saying this as a fellow frum Jew.

Let's discuss similarities
Reply to  The truth hurts
January 13, 2021 11:46 am

I don’t see any similarities between Nazis and Trump supporters.

I do however see many similarities between BLM and the nazis. Both vandalize shuls, both attack Jewish stores, both attack Jews, both shout against Jews and anything Jewish, both call for boycotts against Jews. Do you really not see the similarities?

Confused...
January 12, 2021 7:59 pm

Seems like Schwarzenegger is speaking the truth… there are countless similarities between these two racist attacks. I appreciate him calling out the anti-semitic trump supporters on January 6th.

The real US Kristallnacht
January 12, 2021 8:35 pm

The real US Kristallnacht was a few months ago when a mob of Antifa/BLM went around the Jewish area of Los Angeles destroying and looting Jewish businesses, vandalizing Shuls, and shouting ‘Kill the Jews’.
Where was Arnold Schwarzenegger then?

Blm /antifa
January 12, 2021 11:31 pm

How about all those business that were burned down by what all the Dems still consider a “peaceful” protests.. I think thats more like nittelnacht, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Arnold
January 12, 2021 11:59 pm

Arnold is absolutely right. We must always beware strongmen populists with fascist followings. Trump isn’t Hitler, but Trumpism is very much like hitlerism.

Someone here has brains
Reply to  Arnold
January 13, 2021 1:49 am

very well put

hopeful
January 13, 2021 10:35 am

I would think all those that don’t see what a horrible comparison those two events were, probably didn’t have parents that lived through those terrible times. Didn’t get to grow up with hearing all those horrific stories. Why do yiden always have to be in every story. Take the blame for every situation? It’s time for all this stop already.

Thank you Gov Schwarzenegger
January 13, 2021 7:03 pm

A non Jew speaking up with compassion for Jews to be treated with righteousness.
He should receive thank you’s not criticism

Hes a politician
Reply to  Thank you Gov Schwarzenegger
January 13, 2021 10:49 pm

Hes a politician and is trying to stay relevant. What better way than to use your father’s Nazi past to condemn the president who has been greatest friend of the Jews.

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