Ethnic round-ups: Coming to your town in America soon!
Persecution is now cool! An international food festival in Philadelphia decided to ban an Israeli food truck, Moshava Philadephia, in response of the many threats of physical violence it received if the Jewish vendor was allowed to attend.
The backlash to this bigoted decision was so immediate that the organizations putting together the food festival, called “Eat up the Borders” and “Sunflower Philly”, decided to cancel the entire event rather than back down and allow a Jew to sell food there.
The statement by Eat Up the Borders announcing the decision to ban the Jewish vendor is particularly vile in its intellectual dishonesty:
In order to best serve our guests, we decided to remove one of our vendors for Sunday’s event so that we could deliver an optimal experience to all.
This decision came from listening to the community we wish to love and serve.
We do stand by our initiative to give vendors from all nationalities a platform to showcase their talents and provide an awesome experience for all.
We will continue to strive to provide opportunity to learn from one another over a nice dish. We hope to see you on Sunday and join us as we continue to learn and grow. [emphasis mine]
The highlighted words say it all. Let me put it in plain unvarnished English: “We can’t have those evil Joooos present. If we do, we might offend the bigots among us, and we can’t have that!”
By the way, Moshava Philadephia is owned by an Israeli who has partnered with two Americans whose names suggest strongly that they are not Jewish.
The announcement cancelling the entire event, put out by Sunflower Philly, was equally vile:
At Sunflower Philly we truly in creating a positive and inclusive community space here in Philadelphia….Sunflower Philly is a non-profit organization created to bring our community together through art, music, and sustainability. We will continue to host events with people of all races, nationalities, and sexual orientations who are aligned with our mission.
With love, The Sunflower Philly Team.
What lies. How can they be creating a “positive and inclusive community” for “people of all races, nationalities, and sexual orientations” if they are so willing to ban one group because others hate them?
An official from Sunflower Philly, Melvin Powell, claimed that the reason the Israeli vendor was banned was because
…at past food truck events both Israeli and Palestinian food trucks were present. He said an agreement was made in the past that one truck couldn’t be present without the other.
This year, the Palestinian truck couldn’t attend, he said. “The fact that we couldn’t accurately represent both of them is the reason why we canceled the event today,” Powell said.
Oh, now I see how it works. This so-called “inclusive” organization has decided that it will give the Palestinians the right to veto the presence of any Israeli vendor. How loving!
The willingness of these two organizations to bow to bigots makes them no different than those bigots. It also is exactly the same behavior that allowed the Nazis to gain power in Germany in the 1930s.
Welcome to the new American utopia, where anti-Semitism, hate, and bigotry is celebrated as an example of love and inclusiveness!
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