Jewish Journal

Haters blame Sotomayor nomination on—who else?—the Jews

by Brad A. Greenberg

June 16, 2009 | 6:39 pm

Judge Sonia Sotomayor is not Jewish, but that isn’t stopping white supremacists from claiming she is or that she’s at least a pawn of those Jews working feverishly to destroy white culture. White power web sites and forums are brimming with anti-Semitic reactions to Sotomayor’s nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Today the Anti-Defamation League published a compilation of some of those comments. This one, from the Vanguard News Network is fairly representative in its bigotry:

“How the (expletive deleted) did that Puerto Rican princess Sotomayor get into Princeton? I mean, she was just another welfare spic from the Bronx. Sotomayor was obviously chosen by the Jews at Princeton to fulfill a quota. Then the Jews at some NY law firm hired her to be their token spicarina, and so on. I can’t wait to see what kind of f#cked-up opinions she issues from the Supreme Court Bench. I’ll bet they’re really insane, using all the tortured and twisted Jew-logic they taught her at Princeton.”

Jew-logic. I think Cartmen asked Kyle to share some of those tricks with him in the “Fishsticks” episode. (Clip after the jump).

This piling on of white supremacists isn’t so surprising. In my profile last year of Kevin MacDonald, Cal State Long Beach’s infamous anti-Semite, I mentioned a number of grievances against Jews from the defenders of the “white race.” I central complaint is that Jews have allegedly influenced U.S. immigration policy to favor other minorities who can help them “destroy” white culture.

When I just visited MacDonald’s blog to find his summary on Jewish influence on immigration, I saw that he wrote an article for the Occidental Observer last month on the exact topic of Sotomayor and the Jews. It was titled “The Sotomayor Nomination: More Glimpses of Jewish Activism—and a Warning to Republicans.”

Here’s an excerpt:

Indeed, Sotomayor has long been courted by Jewish groups. Part of the full court press style of Jewish activism is that any person who is influential or who may at some point in the future become influential will be socialized to be sensitive to Jewish issues. And they will be scrutinized in the process, so that when the time comes, Jews can be confident that people of influence will be on board with their concerns.


The main Jewish organizations taking a leadership role in building alliances with non-White groups are the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington, and the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding. For example, the FFEU was cofounded by Rabbi Marc Schneier, president of the North American Boards of Rabbis; Russell Simmons of hip hop fame is the Chairman of the Board of Directors. The FFEU is closely tied to the World Jewish Congress, which cosponsors the Foundation’s Washington, DC office and several of its programs.

These Jewish organizations have sought close relationships with Latino organizations such as the National Council of La Raza and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). For example, one project of the FFEU is to organize an annual meeting of the NAACP, the National Council of La Raza, the World Jewish Congress, and the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium. 

Quite clearly the various non-European ethnic groups are developing close ties, and Jewish organizations are taking the lead in this effort. As Paul Gottfried said about minority groups opposing dominant cultures (and I agreed), it’s not that Jews are unique in playing this game. They are just better at it than others.

No question about that. In fact, this article from MacDonald is actually pretty uncontroversial—I don’t know how anyone could argue that Jewish organizations don’t look to build relationships with influential politicians and future leaders—until the end, when he writes “We have to adopt the same explicit sense of White identity and interests.”

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