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May 9, 2005 2:41 pm


GERMANS AGAIN COMPARE JEWS TO INSECTS



Schroeder's SPD moved from camapigning against the US to campaigning against"Jewish financiers." In his recent column"In the event of a ‘Oui’," Wofgang Munchau writes:

In Germany, a more sinister debate is ragind. By describing foreign financial investors as"locust', Franx Muntefering, chairman pf the ruling SPD party, unleashed an anti-capitalism campaign the like of which had not been seen since the early 1930s.

A series of tasteless drawings in the in-house journal of IG Metall, the steel and metalworders union, depicts Jewish-Americans investors as insects with long noses, sucking the honey out of the German economy.

Despite many taboos that persist in German public discourse, it seems as if it is no longer frown upon to express anti-Semitic sentiments.

Also see, Schröder ally accused of Nazi remark in the Timesonline and Germany looking for scapegoats which adds the following detail:"The cover illustration shows a bloated mosquito, dressed in a business suit and grinning fiendishly as he tips an Uncle Sam top hat."U.S. Firms in Germany: The Bloodsuckers," reads the headline."

In other words, the German open Tennis brochure is not an isolated incident.




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