Why do so many hate “the Jews?” In two words: Sam Sachs. A friend of mine brought me a copy of “Jewish Life-Oregon,” its cover graced by the image of anti-white uber-liberal Sam Sachs.
It would appear that Sachs fancies himself a crusader for all that is good and wholesome. “Jewish Life” named the article, authored by Deborah Moon, “The No Hate Zone of Sam Sachs.” But let’s let the story speak for itself. It starts:
Sam Sachs, 46, calls his volunteer efforts on behalf of minority rights tikkun olam, healing the world. He’s been called an advocate, activist and even an agitator.
When he sued the Oregon Public Safety Academy in 1996 for anti-Semitic comments during his training there as a corrections officer, it launched a state task force investigation. Sachs says the task force determined there were systemic issues in the academy. Since then Sam has earned a bachelor’s degree in black studies from Portland State University, worked to eliminate Native American mascots for school teams and filed suit on behalf of Portland Park Rangers for needed training (such as CPR) to deal with homeless populations in the parks. He was also instrumental in expanding the Rooney Rule (requiring minority candidates be interviewed for head coach openings on NFL teams) to public university sports programs in Oregon. Oh, and he returned to the police academy in 2008 as an instructor in diversity.
I wonder if his “black studies” included the fact that blacks, as a group, are far more likely to hold anti-Semitic beliefs than others. According to the ADL:
African-Americans continue to be significantly more likely than white Americans to hold anti-Jewish beliefs. As with whites, education level is the most important factor affecting the attitudes of blacks toward Jews.
50+ years of Jewish pandering to black interests has done nothing to mitigate such sentiments. If Sachs believes that his pro-black stance will make blacks less anti-Semitic, then he is a fool.
His championing of the Rooney Rule is equally ridiculous. If he is concerned about a dearth of black coaches, why is he not concerned about the dearth of white players in the NFL? 68% of NFL players are black, while only 27.7% are white.
Regarding recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, the article quotes Sachs:
To me there is a much deeper systematic problem around the way people of color are treated by police in this country, and the research and statistics support and validate that problem. People of color, especially black people, are justified in their anger and frustration.
Asians are “people of color,” yet we read of few, if any, reports of police brutality against them. I don’t recall ever reading of riots in response to an “unarmed Asian man being killed by police.” If Sachs is keen on statistics, he might be interested in reading “The Color of Crime.” It may shed some light as to why blacks are disproportionately affected by police actions – and it has nothing to do with the color of their skin.
As if on cue, Moon writes:
In addition to fulfilling the Jewish value of tikkun olam, Sam attributes much of his motivation to the lessons of the Holocaust. Seeing the potential for stereotypes and discrimination to descend into pure evil motivates him to fight for the rights of all minorities…
As for the rights of white males, they’re not a priority for Sachs. The article continues:
Though the task force determined the anti-Semitic slurs were isolated incidents, the governor’s report found bias against women at the academy and some sexual harassment, blaming the problems in part on an organization dominated by white men.
“Sometimes white males struggle with saying racism and sexism exist,” says Sam.
He’s not content to simply follow the lead of others. He takes active leadership roles in many projects.
For instance, he was a key player in expanding the Rooney Rule to state universities.
Having become familiar with legislative procedures as an intern in former Oregon Sen. Avel Gordly’s office, he approached Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) about sue to help promote diversity in Oregon sports programs.
“Sam really made it happen,” says Greenlick. “I was just his vessel in the legislature. He did an amazing amount of lobbying. It went remarkably easy.”
If Sach’s goal is to bring about another Holocaust, then he’s making great progress. Lobbying politicians to further discriminate against whites is an effective way to nurture resentment against Jews.
The dynamics of cause and effect seem to be lost on Sachs. We see this in his activism to eliminate Native American mascots:
Sam says he took up the issue on mascots after learning the impact they have on self-esteem among Native American youth. In May 2012 the Oregon State Board of Education adopted a rule to ban Oregon public schools from using Native American mascots as of July 1, 2017. But early last year Senate Bill 1509 passed allowing schools to keep Native American mascots if the school has a written agreement with a tribe and the mascot follows a set of rules.
“We are still working to have Native American mascots eliminated by 2017, because studies show even acceptable race-based mascots have a negative impact on minority students,” says Sam.
I wonder if any of the studies, which showed that these mascots negatively impact self-esteem, had a control group where the mascots were viewed in a positive light, and not subject to ridicule and accusations of “racism.” In other words, if young people are taught that a certain behavior is harmful toward them, of course it’s going to hurt their self-esteem. It’s a self-fulfilling prophesy. When I’m shopping at the grocery store, and I see a package of Hebrew National hotdogs, my self-esteem is not harmed in the least. But if I were taught, from an early age, that those hotdogs are a mockery of my heritage, I might feel slighted.
The article concludes by recounting how Sachs constantly reaffirms his connection with his Jewish heritage, in part by learning Hebrew. For the record, “tikkun olam” does not mean “healing the world.” It means “fixing the world.” There is a difference. To heal something implies that one is restoring it to its natural state. To fix something implies that it might have been broken in the first place.
Sachs claims to be working for equality, but there is no equality in nature. There is no equality in Judaism either. In real Judaism, a “goy” is not equal to a Jew, a Jew (from the tribe of Judah) is not equal to a Levite, and a Levite is not equal to a Cohen (a descendant of Aaron). A woman is not equal to a man, and a common man is not equal to a king. None of this has anything to do with merit; it has everything to do with birthright. A goy can be more righteous than a Jew and a common man can be more pleasing to God than a king.
In real Judaism (which I don’t claim to be perfect, by the way), each individual has the power to endear himself to God, or to lead a sinful life. It’s up to him. But one’s birthright is something one is born with; he can throw it away, but he doesn’t have to earn it either.
Sam Sachs appears to value his birthright as a Jew – but he would deny white gentiles their own birthright. It’s my duty to object.