Don't call me a racist — I'm not


To the editor:

(re: “Is there any other way to describe it than racism?” March 25)

On March 4, The Riverdale Press printed my letter about how I constantly read and heard in the media there needed to be a frank, uninhibited discussion on the topic of race relations.

That is exactly what I attempted to do. And what was the (predictable) result? I was attacked as a racist by psychologist Peter Wolf. As is usual with these credentialed people, Mr. Wolf did not have the mental capacity to present any cogent arguments to rebut what I had to say. Instead, he either completely ignored the salient points I made, trivialized them, or brought up extraneous issues that had nothing to do with my letter.

For example, I said that “between Aug. 19 and Aug. 21, 1991, the Crown Heights ‘pogrom’ occurred in Brooklyn during which time Orthodox Jews were viciously attacked by mobs of Blacks, and which resulted in the brutal stabbing murder of Yankel Rosenbaum.

“Black mayor David Dinkins sat on his behind for three days doing absolutely nothing because he was advised by Al Sharpton to let the community ‘vent its rage’ on the Jews.”

What was Mr. Wolf’s response to the above? The elitist Jew, in his letter, referred to this vicious, hateful pogrom on Orthodox Jews as simply “a local dispute.” It was an unbelievably asinine remark.

Another example: I devoted much space writing about Al Sharpton. I wrote that Sharpton “is a Jew-hater and has used such slurs as ‘Hymie Town’ and ‘Diamond Merchants’ to refer to Jews, is a very influential person in the Black community and the Democratic Party. He is a buddy of former president Barack Obama, and has spent much time as a house guest at the White House.”

I later added, “we Jews have much to fear from politically influential Jew haters like Sharpton and Farrakhan, and other Black anti-Semites such as U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar and U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib in the current radical-left Democratic Party.”

And what was this supposedly well-educated psychologist Peter Wolf’s response to the above? That I made a mistake in referring to Rashida Tlaib as being Black, when she is actually of Palestinian descent. As for Al Sharpton — the focus of my attack — not once in his lengthy critique of my letter does Mr. Wolf mention the name of Al Sharpton.

It’s as if Sharpton doesn’t exist. Why not, Mr. Wolf? Is he untouchable because he is Black?

Let me add some more information about Jew-hater Sharpton. On Dec. 8, 1995, eight people were killed when a gunman seized hostages at Freddy’s Fashion Mart in Harlem and set the building on fire. Al Sharpton incited this murderous attack against this Jewish-owned business with this infamous racist harangue about “white interlopers.”

I consider Al Sharpton to be a vicious, evil, Black racist, Jew-hating person. Wolf — on the basis of only one letter, and giving no examples — had no problem in making pejorative judgments about me. So I now ask him, Mr. Wolf, what is your professional evaluation of Al Sharpton?

Now, let me once again express my thoughts about the extremely lucrative Black Lives Matter movement and organization.

Of course Black lives matter, but so does everybody else’s. And people have every right to say “all lives matter” without being threatened, assaulted, attacked — both verbally and physically — and actually made to lose their jobs and livelihood.

There are organized hate groups using the slogan “Black lives matter” who have succeeded in intimidating and silencing decent people who now cower in fear of possibly offending these fascist scum. Peter Wolf — as Norman Wechsler before him — made no attempt to address this extremely important issue.

Why? Because, in my opinion, they too are scared out of their minds of possibly offending these fascistic lowlifes who are trying (and, so far, very successfully) to silence our First Amendment right of freedom of speech.

There is so much more to say, but as usual, I am running out of space. In the meantime, I will sit on pins and needles waiting for a response from that noted psychologist, Peter Wolf.

Alvin Gordon

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