March 25, 2008
Welcome to South Korea— enjoy our gratuitously anti-Semitic comic books!
CAPTION: A series of cartoons in the America volume of âFar Country, Neighbor Countryâ saying the reason Arab terrorists hate the U.S. and carried out the Sept. 11, 2001 attack is because âJews use money and public discussion as weapons to make WASPs do what they want.â
Jewish Journal World Headquarters, located in twin office blocks on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles ‘s KoreaTown, is a shifting mosaic of ethnicities and lifestyles—the Mexican taco truck out front, Korean banks and Realtors, a minyan on the 12th floor, here a latte, here some kimchee, felafels and sushi, lawyers and traders, cube farmers in regalia, and all the smokers clenched outside, like shunned weasels.
What do the Korean bank people on our floor think of us? Most of the Koreans that come here are Christians, and we are truly exotic to them. I always smile at the bank reception lady and once I brought them some mis-delivered mail. She smiles back.
I hope they don’t learn about the Jews from a top-selling series of comic books meant to teach world history to Korean kids.
Yikes! Koreans in Korea hate Jews? Did they ever meet any Jews?
The community here in KTown has reached out to us and vice-versa.
It’s hard to hate people you know.
-- The Web Guy