Re: Amerindian resistance mode (was: amerindian an offensive

Matt Silberstein (
Fri, 09 Aug 1996 07:04:54 GMT

Stephen Barnard <> wrote:

>Matt Silberstein wrote:
>> Unfortunately acceptance is, in the long run, more dangerous to the
>> Indigenous Peoples culture than fighting. Acceptance and assimilation
>> of Jews and Jewish culture in the U.S. has had a dramatically
>> devastating affect.

>You have a lot of nerve to write this. There are more Jews in the US
>than in any other country, including Israel. Antisemitic sentiment is
>rampant throughout the world, including the US, but the Jews have found
>a refuge in the US like nowhere else, outside Israel (which the US
>supports wholeheartedly, much to its peril, and rightly so). Jews have
>access to the highest economic and social positions in the US. True, a
>Jew isn't likely to be elected President, but neither is an atheist like
>me. Would you prefer that there were no "acceptance and assimilation of
>Jews and Jewish culture in the U.S."?

Could you explain what you mean that I "have a lot of nerve" to write
that. You seemed to think that I am saying this is an anti-semitic
country. I am not. I am saying that acceptance can be distructive to
culture. Yes, the U.S. has a large Jewish population. There is also a
very high % of mixed marriages. I would prefer acceptance but not
assimilation. I value cultural diversity, but it is difficult to
maintain cultural identity against a dominant culture. One of the
things that kept Jewish culture alive for the last 2000 years was the
lack of acceptance by the general population.

What is the scariest line you know? How about:

"My name is Number 6, what's yours?"