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Mark Atwood
WTF? Who stamps "Kike $" on money?!
A couple of days ago I withdrew a hundred buck bill from my bank to pay some friends for some Dharma stuff they ordered for me.

Close inspection of the bill shows that someone with a small pre-cut inkstamp has stamped "KIKE $" on it.

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Is this some sort of attempt to reclaim an ugly word, and at the same time show an economic impact, the way that some groups will pay with two dollar bills to leave an impression on their impact on a local economy?

Or is it some mouthbreathing bigot trying to make some sort of foul statement?

Google is no help.
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kovee From: kovee Date: April 25th, 2005 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, I have gotten money with phone numbers on them..lol I have yet to call a number I have found on a bill.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: April 25th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you ever gotten money with a Where's George stamp on it?
kovee From: kovee Date: April 26th, 2005 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)
No I have not. You must go get lots of money from banks and really look at them close..Guess I will have to pay more attention to my green before I use it..
daikitsune From: daikitsune Date: April 25th, 2005 07:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Chances are it's the latter of your ideas. :/
ocicat From: ocicat Date: April 25th, 2005 07:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Probably some sort of jewish banker slur. As you probably know, Christians aren't supposed to charge interest, though they seem to have forgotten this recently. But through history Jews were in control of most the banks of Europe.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: April 25th, 2005 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I knew about that history.

I'm just rather taken aback at finding that kind of hatred both alive and local enough to touch something I am touching.

People blaming the "kike joooos" for their fiscal problem I compartmentalize into Muslim subject populations buying their failed goverments' distracting lies, and ignorant European "useful idiots and fellow travellers" (with lots of cross fertilization between them).

I was just really taken aback at finding the world "kike" printed on my money. It's as jarring as finding someone who actually uses and means the word "nigger" in public conversation.
From: samildanach Date: April 25th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
In a case like that, it's legitimate to return the bill to the bank as damaged, to be destroyed.

I've never heard the word in live use, but I've encountered the (ugly and false) concept from individuals in politically and economically diverse groups: New England bluebloods, old-money conservative "Christians" in the American South (white and black), middle class second-generation Chinese immigrants in the same area, and working class Irish Catholics in the Midwest. Of those I had a chance to confront, none had to their knowledge personally met any Jews.

I haven't to my knowledge encountered anti-Semitism among groups that reject the Israeli government's policies toward Palestine.
wendolen From: wendolen Date: April 25th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought that Christians just weren't supposed to charge unreasonable interest (thereby committing usury) -- that's a much slipperier line than not charging interest at all.
intrepid_reason From: intrepid_reason Date: April 25th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
The prohibition was against usery, and I belive "the church" changed it's mind on that back around the 15th century. A little think called the protestant reformation may have had something to do with this.
wyckhurst From: wyckhurst Date: April 25th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe it's to make you wonder?
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