FDR in favor of Jewish quota laws?

March 25, 2011

It’s hard to say otherwise, given the source is official United States diplomatic records:

The document which Dr. Medoff sent me last week, concerning FDR and the Holocaust, was frankly shocking. It had to do with the Allies’ occupation of North Africa, which they liberated from the Nazis in November 1942. At the time, President Roosevelt publicly pledged the Allies would do away with the anti-Jewish laws that had been in force in the region. But when FDR met in Casablanca with local government leaders in January 1943, he took a very different line. The transcript of those discussions, which Dr. Medoff cites, reveals what FDR said about the status of the 330,000 Jews living in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia: “The number of Jews engaged in the practice of the professions (law, medicine, etc) should be definitely limited to the percentage that the Jewish population in North Africa bears to the whole of the North African population…The President stated that his plan would further eliminate the specific and understandable complaints which the Germans bore toward the Jews in Germany, namely, that while they represented a small part of the population, over fifty percent of the lawyers, doctors, school teachers, college professors, etc., in Germany, were Jews.”

Hard to believe a president would say such a thing? Maybe, but the source is unimpeachable: the transcript appears in Foreign Relations of the United States, a multivolume series of historical documents published by the U.S. government itself. The Casablanca volume was published in 1968, but did not attract much notice at the time. Dr. Medoff has done a public service by bringing it to our attention again.

Emphasis added.

Fortunately, as the author of the article, former New York City mayor Ed Koch points out, the Allies didn’t follow FDR’s suggestion.

I realize Roosevelt held the prejudices common to his class, but the “…understandable complaints which the Germans bore toward the Jews in Germany…”? While at that very moment, Jews were being herded into camps, enslaved, gassed, massacred, and burned? Wow…

And don’t tell me he didn’t know.

Too bad Willkie lost.

via Power Line

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A liberal explains the difference between Libya and Iraq

March 25, 2011

It’s simple! Obama is awesome!!

Makes perfect sense.

via Jonah Goldberg

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Gore: House GOP majority is like a new Dark Ages… or something

March 25, 2011

It’s a good thing our former Vice President and High Priest of Gaea isn’t into hyperbole and hysteria. Oh, wait…

Former Vice President Al Gore is asking Democratic activists to send donations to House Democrats’ campaign arm as a check on the “extreme elements in control of today’s Republican Party.”

“Not since the dark days of the Bush administration have we seen a Republican-controlled Congress that is so intent on pushing their agenda in Washington — protecting tax breaks for oil companies making record profits, attempting to roll back environmental regulations, and not only refusing to pass climate change legislation in any form but refusing to acknowledge that climate change even exists,” Gore wrote in a fundraising pitch for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

Yeah, that Renee Ellmers and John Boehner are part of a dangerous, fanatical crowd of ideologues; you can just see it in their eyes.

Sure, conservative groups send out hysterical emails, too, but they weren’t the ones sanctimoniously demanding a “new tone” in politics, either.

Of course, there’s a certain irony here, since, if Gore and his eco-loony acolytes have their way, we really will see “dark days” — from a lack of power.

via ST’s Hot Headlines


Andrew Klavan on the Mean Streets of Sesame Street

March 25, 2011

Following up on the Project Veritas videos exposing Progressive bigotry at NPR, Klavan on the Culture has conducted its own video sting revealing the shocking truth about an American institution: Sesame Street.

Elmo and Big Bird are statists? Say it ain’t so!

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)