Fisher col­umn evokes Holo­caust

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RY­LAND Fisher’s col­umn (“If you have money, you can do what­ever you want”, Week­end Ar­gus, May 27) was con­fused.

He seemed to throw ev­ery dis­con­nected thing into one story with the aim of dele­git­imis­ing one group: whites.

Although this has be­come com­mon­place, this doesn’t change the fact that such group stereo­typ­ing is deeply racist, and would never be tol­er­ated if it was aimed at blacks.

What is the con­nec­tion be­tween those who chose to boy­cott a Spur restau­rant for ill-con­ceived rea­sons and his con­tention that there is “much wealth in the wrong hands”?

I se­ri­ously doubt whether the boy­cotters are wealthy. Prob­a­bly the op­po­site. But Fisher equates white with wealth, which is a dan­ger­ous line of thought if you con­sider that the lead up to the ex­ter­mi­na­tion of the Jews started with the Nazis equat­ing Jews with wealth.

It is un­ten­able that there is so much in­equal­ity, but that is what the govern­ment is for. It has the power to tax (which it does) and should not steal the money and stick to out­dated com­mu­nist poli­cies.

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