Those of you who are long term readers are aware of my revulsion of racial garbage. In truth sometimes our friends have disgusting views. Patriotism and Americanism are central values in what makes me who I am.
I am a Jew and this is part of my identity. Funny, but when the subject of the Satmar come up I find myself echoing some of the things Ducky has said. These should be the Duck's favorite Jews because they reject Israel and badmouth the community they demand alms from.
My criticism of the Satmar comes from a different place. They are a sick and twisted cult of sloth that has embraced evil in many forms. They bad mouth Zionists and Jews in general but when you fight back they try the religious bit.
Let me start by saying that after Marxists/Anarchists the Satmar are the most despised people in the Jewish community. Their community members are well aware of this hatred and they frequently resort to dishonest tactics. Tactic number one is denying they are Satmar. When caught they state they privately disagree with their leaders, but remain in the group for family reasons. They will collect for charities and carefully avoid mentioning it is a Satmar institution.
Many religious groups have been rocked by child abuse scandals. Only the Satmar try to bully the victims into silence, try to bribe victims and hold rallies for perpetrators. This is a sick cult led by morons and in a totalitarian community the question is what did the leadership know about the sexual predators and are they involved in attempting to silence victims.
The rates of welfare and creating hordes of unemployable kids are not a divine right. The taxpayers should not be burdened with families who clearly produce more children then they can afford. The Satmar hate the Zionists but have no problem demanding aid from the Israeli government they betray and the larger American community they insult with their bombastic arrogance.
Whenever, there is criminal behavior in the Chasidic community the Satmar are front and center. A Yeshiva is involved in money laundering invariably it is those all moral Satmar. A ring of benefits fraud is discovered and it leads back to the same people.
The Satmar are a sick cult with Jewish pretensions that really deserve scorn by other members of the Jewish community.