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Did you know Benjamin Franklin was antisemitic
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So was George Washington. Here is a video about it. I like that the founding fathers likely saw jews as problems and not a solution most likely in terms of political reasoning etc of what was good for the country.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K_NAGtcDPI


Here is a Civ5 of George Washington the first president of the United States
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRY9zMt78h0
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Even today it is fashionable to hate Jews.
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xnebul4 wrote:

Even today it is fashionable to hate Jews.


Maybe because they are blamed for wanting power in each country. Its about dominance i think. Either jews dominate us or we dominate jews. Even though Benjamin Franklin likely didnt saw religion as useful to what his reason could take him, he still aknowledged that these countries are of his decent and likely saw jews as a menace to what they wanted to build.
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Never mind, it was just propaganda from 1934... its said to be transcribed from the 1700s or something but looking at the evidence that they was given a synagogue. Most likely sharing the american dream of building up the country. Either way the evidence seems to be wrong and is most likely made up by angsty people in 1900s when antisemitism was more fearful by people than in 1700s when they werent much aware and most likely was just new and exciting to build America up from nothing
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Deyre wrote:

So was George Washington. Here is a video about it. I like that the founding fathers likely saw jews as problems and not a solution most likely in terms of political reasoning etc of what was good for the country.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K_NAGtcDPI


Here is a Civ5 of George Washington the first president of the United States
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRY9zMt78h0


Do you ever get tired of posting flame bait? Have you tried looking in the mirror lately? Do you honestly have the foundation to stand on for judging any and everyone else except yourself?

It's not worth clicking on your links or verifying anything you post, because you have no point. You never do. All you want to do is piss people off. Not all people, just the people you intentionally aim to inflame. There is no end game to the discourse in threads like this.
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Emtro wrote:


Deyre wrote:

So was George Washington. Here is a video about it. I like that the founding fathers likely saw jews as problems and not a solution most likely in terms of political reasoning etc of what was good for the country.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K_NAGtcDPI


Here is a Civ5 of George Washington the first president of the United States
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRY9zMt78h0


Do you ever get tired of posting flame bait? Have you tried looking in the mirror lately? Do you honestly have the foundation to stand on for judging any and everyone else except yourself?

It's not worth clicking on your links or verifying anything you post, because you have no point. You never do. All you want to do is piss people off. Not all people, just the people you intentionally aim to inflame. There is no end game to the discourse in threads like this.


I am just as bad

Besides i was wrong. There is evidence that this is highly unlikely
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Prophecy
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I mean, he lived in the 1700s; I'd be more surprised if he wasn't a bit antisemitic.

It must be said, though, that I have never seen a more wild whiplash than linking to a video of Civilization V in this context. For your next thread, please dig up some conspiracy theory about Teddy Roosevelt and link to footage of him in Civilization VI. Thanks.
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Bejan1 explain this.
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George Washington was not the first president of the united states. he was only the first president after the constitutional convention, there were presidents before that, but apparently history is too important to let it be written as it happens.
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Nasirei wrote:

Bejan1 explain this.


IT'S CUZ I'M A JEW, BEN AIN'T IT
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Well, Deyre, I have to give you credit for correcting yourself.

I thought it was strange when I first spied this thread. Granted, Jews had been discriminated against on-and-off for centuries prior to World War II, but anti-Semitism as we generally know it wasn't much of a thing until the early 20th century. You discovering that it's likely World War II propaganda aligns perfectly with that. During Ben Frank's and Washington's time, being anti-Romani and anti-Native American were most likely.
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Who cares? He's been dead for hundreds of years.
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Because Jews where totally prevalent back then.
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I find that hard to believe. Ben Franklin contributed money to Philadelphia's then only synagogue and attended services there several times.
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