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         IV

Violence: Is This Any Way For a
    Nice Jewish Boy to Behave?

 

bThe story is told of two Jews being taken out by anti-Semites bto be shot. As they were both placed against the wall, bblindfolds were placed over their eyes and one cried out: b“The blindfold is too tight!”

bAt which point the other frantically whispered: “Quiet, bdon’t make trouble . . .”

bThe advertisement appeared in The New York Times on bJune 24, 1969. Over a picture of a group of tough-looking bpipe-wielding youngsters was the question:

bIs this any way for a nice Jewish boy to behave?

bThe question did not wait for an answer. That followed bimmediately:

bMaybe. Maybe there are times when there is no other bway to get across to the extremist that the Jew is not quite bthe patsy some think he is.

bMaybe there is only one way to get across a clear re- bsponse to people who threaten seizure of synagogues and bextortion of money. Maybe nice Jewish boys do not always bget through to people who threaten to carry teachers out bin pine boxes and burn down merchant’s stores.

bMaybe some people and organizations are too nice. bMaybe in times of crisis Jewish boys should not be that bnice. Maybe—just maybe—nice people build their own broad to Auschwitz.

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