Historian Pulls Up 1934 NYTimes Story Urging Jews Be Civil Towards Nazis.

CUNY professor and historian Angus Johnston pulled up some 1934 NYTimes stories wherein a Quaker calls for Jews to be civil to Hitler and Nazis. Johnston then includes responses from individual Rabbis and Rabbinical society.

via Daily Kos Historian Pulls Up 1934 NYTimes Story Urging Jews Be Civil Towards Nazis.

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  1. Resisting Nazis, white supremacists and Neo Nazis as well as delusional fundamentalist evangelicals is a noble thing. But there is an important distinction to be made while resisting their ‘rule’ and desire for absolute control/power. Quakers resisted the despotic authoritarian King Of England but did not use violence or hatred, even after he jailed them, tortured them and killed them. Quakers resisted the fundamentalist evangelical Puritans in the early colony days, despite them torturing and killing Quakers, but they did not go into hating them or killing them in turn.

    There is a way to be a pacifist and to resist using non violent peaceful methods that are highly effective. Gandhi is another example, besides Quakers, of how effective and powerful peaceful and civil disobedience can be, when it is based on love and non violence.

    Descending to the level of the terrorists and gangsters via hatred and fear only makes the problem worse, because then the darkness grows. The darkness of fear and hatred cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that. Resist!

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