Wednesday, June 17, 2009

White Supremacists: Jewish Power Responsible for Sotomayor Nomination

In the wake of President Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court, white supremacists and anti-Semites responded by claiming that alleged Jewish power was responsible for her nomination and previous career success. They also employed anti-Semitic stereotypes to argue that Sotomayor is herself Jewish, or as one person suggested, a "cryptojew."

Extremists constantly exploit current events, like Sotomayor's nomination, to demonize non-whites and, especially, Jews. They have capitalized on the Sotomayor nomination to characterize Jews as conspirators seeking world domination, having secretly orchestrated the appointment. Extremists also attempted to reinforce the common claim that Jews are seeking to destroy the white race, and they cited Sotomayor's Latino heritage as just another step in that process.

In one post, an individual predicted that Sotomayor's future activity on the Supreme Court will prompt white people to "get wise" and take up arms to "bring down ZOG." (ZOG refers to the "Zionist Occupied Government," a phrase used by anti-Semites to suggest that the Jewish people are engaged in a conspiracy to control government bodies, the media, and financial institutions.)

For more examples, check out:

No comments: