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Lyonnais bourgeois... are uniformly anti-semitic once you scratch the surface

Talk about sweeping (and insulting) generalisation!

Otherwise, I agree with your view: once such statements are made, they disqualify the person who made them from public debate.

BTW, Henri Grouès, a.k.a. Abbé Pierre, was my mother's cousin... ;-)

"Ce qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler ne mérite ni égards ni patience." René Char

by Melanchthon on Tue Jun 8th, 2010 at 07:56:50 AM EST
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Sweeping (and insulting) generalisations are the spice of life... and meant to be taken with a grain of salt.

It's true that I don't get out much, but I honestly can't say that I have met with common-or-garden antisemitism except among bourgeois Lyonnais... twenty years ago I found it deeply shocking, these days I just make fun of it.

But I willingly replace "uniformly" with "often", OK? ;o)  

I have undoubtedly met non-anti-semitic bourgeois lyonnais, other than your good self... but how to be sure, unless one has actually discussed the subject with them?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 05:15:07 AM EST
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