Now comes the following little gem from the AP:
"Anti-Jewish commentary is flooding the Internet in the wake of Bernard Madoff's arrest on charges of masterminding one of the biggest Wall Street frauds in history, campaigners said Friday.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said there had been 'an outpouring of anti-Semitic comments on mainstream and extremist Web sites.'
Madoff, 70, is Jewish and a prominent member of the powerful US Jewish community. He is alleged to have defrauded investors, including a number of Jewish-related charities, of some 50 billion dollars.
Site users have posted comments ranging from deeply offensive stereotypical statements about Jews and money -- with some suggesting that only Jews could perpetrate a fraud on such a scale -- to conspiracy theories about Jews stealing money to benefit Israel,' the ADL said in a statement.
'Jews are always a convenient scapegoat in times of crisis, but the Madoff scandal and the fact that so many of the defrauded investors are Jewish has created a perfect storm for the anti-Semites,' said Abraham Foxman, ADL national director.
'Nowadays, the first place Jew-haters will go is to the Internet, where they can give voice to their hateful ideas without fear of repercussions."
"Jews are always a convenient scapegoat in times of crisis..."
And you might want to add blacks, gays, immigrants, and any other minority group that you can think of to that number.
Look, Madoff was selected by moi to be Honorary House Negro of the day, because he stole millions and millions of dollars from people who were supposed to be his friends. (Many of them Jewish themselves) To tie in the man's ethnicity or religion with a despicable act which he alone committed is typical of the ignorant people in this country who make up far too large a segment of our population.
But I should have known that this was happening. I saw it here when one particular racist made reference to Madoff's race in his comments. You gotta love these ignorant moronic racist; they are always so predictable.
We better get used to this folks; as times get harder this will only get worse. I am just hoping that the grown ups win this debate, because if they don't, we are going to be in a shit load of trouble.