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I just found out that the school I attended, American University, has had two swastikas, an SS, and a Magen David carved into the dorms.

This is exactly why my current project is so important.

I read about probably once incident like this every day or two, literally.

Don't tell me antisemitism doesn't exist, or any of that nonsense. It's incredibly common and it's scary as heck to be Jewish right now...

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hate crimes, antisemitism, new project 

@emacsen

it may be presumptuos from me but I think it's not just antisemitism

It's antisemitism, it's racism. it's antimuslimness, it's machismo (see abortion), it's antilgbt hatred

it's the same hatred

it's white nationalism

it's extremely similar to what happenedin the 30ies

I know history does not repeat

but the psychological processes at the base of this are the same

And Google and the gafam are blowing on the fire for profit

hate crimes, antisemitism, new project 

@AbbieNormal

Sorry, but no.

I've received plenty of antisemitism from folks on the left, from gay folks, from trans folks, etc.

I'm not letting them off the hook by saying that antisemitism is a white nationalist problem and I hope you don't either.

hate crimes, antisemitism, new project 

@emacsen

antisemitism by leftists doesn't negate what I argued

The French communists demonstrated against the military campaign against the Nazist Germany

Nowadays, some leftsts still condemn the american intervention in former Jugoslavia

Reactionary politics and white nationalism extends to the left too

I'm not leaving anyone off the hook

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@AbbieNormal

> antisemitism by leftists doesn't negate what I argued

It doesn't. What concerns me though is I've seen this continual "othering" of antisemitism, as in "It's not my group that has this problem, it's this other group.", like "It's not *my* political party, it's just some in leadership", etc.

This story hit me hard because that's my university, where I went to school.

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hate crimes, antisemitism, new project 

@AbbieNormal

I don't actually like bringing up antisemitism. It makes me uncomfortable. It makes me a target.

But in the last few years, I don't feel like I have a choice. Things are at a boiling point.

I wouldn't feel safe going back to my country of birth.

I wouldn't feel safe in many places.

And now even my beloved city of NYC doesn't feel safe, and neither do many universities.

The fediverse too.

So I'm speaking up/speaking out.

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@emacsen

I experienced discomfort by a person I was having an affair with in showing affection in the street

Or on the beach (not the gay one)

Let alone what's happening with the lgbt issue on tv, here

Yes, speaking up and making yourself a target is necessary

I think I can say I relate to that

maybe the lgbt issue is not as transversal as antisemitism is, that's true

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@emacsen

I also know that antisemitism is a thing in the blm field

I didn't mean to negate that

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@AbbieNormal

And the Free Software world as well.

hate crimes, antisemitism, new project 

@emacsen

the free software world is just littered with general right wing politics

but I take that you're referring to the left leaning free software world 😕

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