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A Poetic Balm for Bigots with a Blameworthy Conscience
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If you haven’t got a hankie, Blame the Jews, If your spouse makes hanky-panky, Blame the Jews If your trusted friends deceive you If your relatives all grieve you You can always chuck it if you Blame the Jews.

When your favorite stock goes tumbling Blame the Jews, When your government is bungling Blame the Jews Like a lap dog, like a football, like a jester, like a clown, They’re a cooperative minority you can always kick around, So don’t just sit there grumbling at the news, Blame the Jews, Blame the Jews, Blame the Jews.

Though you’re thrown out by your honey Blame the Jews, Though you’ve drunk up all your money Blame the Jews Though you cheat those who befriend you, Though the saints above condemn you, You’re a prince of virtue when You blame the Jews.

If you hear voices in your head, Blame the Jews, Saying: Bin Laden’s in your bed, Blame the Jews. If you don’t know who’s behind The terror in your mind The answer’s not hard to find Blame the Jews.

‘Stead of beating up your children, Blame the Jews ‘Stead of feeling guilty, you ken Blame the Jews, More convenient than the tranquilizers you keep on your shelves ‘Cause if you forget to blame them, they will always blame themselves. So not matter what the odds are, you can’t lose Blame the Jews, Blame the Jews, Blame the Jews.

(But always be careful to refer to them as “Israelis/Zionists”.)

About the Author: Melvyn Millman was born in the USA in 1934. He moved to Israel with his Sabra wife, Chanita, in 1970, and had been living in Jerusalem since 1972. Melvyn started writing poetry at 14. In 1989 he joined the Jerusalem Voices poetry group and participated in its monthly readings. Some of his poems were published in most of the last 15 Voices Annual Anthologies of poetry. Others were published in a South African Jewish newspaper and also in the Jerusalem Post. Besides being a highly respected teacher in a local high school, he was also a gifted amateur actor who co-wrote and co-starred in a full-length play. Following his untimely death, his family produced a delightful volume of his collected poems.

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19 Responses to “BLAME THE JEWS”

  1. 1 moslem told me ISIS is funded by Jews!

  2. Jews like Americans would never fund terrorism!

  3. the word Zionsts is used to confuse the world into anti semeticsm I think

  4. Han Jason says:

    Al Gore said Climate Change is caused by the Jews, you forget to take out the garbage..blame a Jew, forgot to fill your tank….blame the jews!!!

  5. Karen Bryant says:

    Mcbeth … If you are that gullible then I have fifty acres of oceanfront property in Arizona to sell you.

  6. It’s easy to say blame the Jews! That’s projection of blame due to desperation & no others to be blamed but themselves! Accept the truth & it shall set you from the nightmares you created. Release it or else, you will end up all of you in the asylum due to mental illness!

  7. It’s always blame the Jews!

  8. It is so true, but who should I blame?

  9. It is so true, but who should I blame?

  10. It is so true, but who should I blame?

  11. Sure, and also the common cold.

  12. Sure, and also the common cold.

  13. Sure, and also the common cold.

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