Much though I welcome comments, I am bothered by posts from a few readers who bring ethnicity into the equation. These comments seem hateful to me. I want to explain a deep financial crime that is harming our country, but sadly, some seem unable to comment on it without discussing the Jewish ethnicity of some of the Wall Street players who are involved. This makes about as much sense to me as someone who, in a discussion of the Mafia, feels it necessary to introduce Catholicism into the analysis. In addition, given that in my life at least half of my close friends and nearly all of my great teachers have been Jewish, I gently say to these haters, thanks anyway, but I think I can win this one without your support. Therefore, I am going to set this board’s filter so as to block posts containing the word “Jew” or its various cognates.
Patrick M. Byrne