I came across this article I wrote just on four years ago, which was ‘inspired’ by an antisemitic post on the website. I thought it was worthwhile posting again.
I thought I’d share this tasty tit-bit of antisemitism with everyone, which I received last week. I suppose it’s part and parcel of not moderating the web site.
“What a load of crap you jews cant take the truth , israle is shit jews are satans children ,and the world has woken up to your filthy deceit and holohoax lies go fuck yourselves you racist Talmudic scum sucking pigs fuck no wonder the world hates jews God did not promise any land to any false jews or liars or murderers !”
I must say it threw me somewhat. I was rather taken aback, never before having been faced with something like this and it’s not as if I am not aware of the fact that such people exist.
Being well known for my investigative skills, I decided to seek this guy Bob –surname withheld, out.
The Internet is amazing, you can almost find out what people had for breakfast from it.
I have his IP address, which checked out that he lives in Tamworth.
He has his own small business and I have his ABN details, business address and landline and mobile phone numbers.
I found out that he is quite a complainer about everything, from his prolific letter writing to ‘The Northern Daily Leader’.
He has two children .
He is also Spam listed, so clearly this isn’t his first journey into the world of abuse.
Then I got to thinking about him. What a sad mixed up person he must be. He has a business, clearly doing well given the years it has been in operation. He has two children. He lives in the beautiful city of Tamworth.
What is his problem? I actually felt quite sorry for him.
I also got to thinking about Tamworth, which I know very well. A family member lived there for many years and consequently we have visited many times.
Tamworth is a city some 400 kilometres north-west of Sydney, situated in the New England region of New South Wales, on the New England Highway. Straddling the Peel River
Tamworth, with its history of gold mining and farming.
Tamworth, the city known as the “First City of Lights”, being the first place in Australia to use electric street lights in 1888. It has a very interesting museum.
Tamworth, a city known as the “National Equine Capital of Australia”, due to the high volume of equine events held in the city and the construction of the world class Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre, the biggest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Most importantly and I wondered if Bob knows it. How can a person with such ugly thoughts come out of a place which is so beautiful.?
The earliest inhabitants who built Tamworth were the Cohens, to be joined by the Levys and Hymans.
Surely he must do. As you drive into town, you drive over Cohen Creek.There is a Cohen Street and a Jewry Street. Hyman Street runs parallel to Cohen Street.
Many major heritage listed buildings in town have the name Cohen on them. One is the ‘Cohen Chemist’. Cohen history
The last ‘Jewish’ Cohen – Ida, died in 1970 and was buried by Rabbi Harkaway. As an aside here, he was the first Rabbi at Parramatta synagogue, where my family were Founder Members. Harold Harkaway’s wife was my grandmother’s niece and the family brought him out from England.
I couldn’t help myself and wrote to him.
“ You know what Bob? I feel sorry for you, very sorry.
You are a disgrace to the beautiful city of Tamworth with your racist, hate filled antisemitic comments. I bet you’ve never met a Jew in your life that you are aware of.
You are a disgrace to a beautiful city whose founding members, the Cohen family are Jews, arriving 27 August 1858.
We are flesh and blood like you. We go to work. We raise our children. We hurt like you and bleed like you.
No we don’t have horns and we don’t breathe fire.
I suggest you take a good long hard look at yourself. I further suggest that you make contact with Jewish people in the area and then maybe once you make the acquaintance of these “racist Talmudic scum sucking pigs “ you will see how wrong and very misguided your vile thoughts are.”