Mort Laitner

The Jews Will Not Replace Us

I turn on CNN.

The self-described neo-Nazi who killed Heather Heyer is sentenced to life in prison.

There’s some old footage of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville with commentary—a bunch of torch-waving neo-Nazis chant:

“Jews Will Not Replace Us!” (JWNRU)

I listen as the commentators mock the Nazis for marching with Wal-Mart tiki torches.


Is that the best these so-called pundits can do?

Pick on the modern-day Nazis for their tackiness.

These “talking heads” don’t bother to analyze the JWNRU quote.

I think, “It’s over their heads, inferior university education, no historical perspective (Nuremberg laws— jobs and blondes), too close to some invisible line or are they just too lazy to do some research.”

Then it hits me, “WTF are those wannabe Nazis screaming about?”

We’re standing next to you in the unemployment line.

We’re driving the Uber next to your Lyft.

We’re flipping McDonald’s while you’re boxing the Happy Meals.

We’re greeting Wal-Mart customers while you’re stocking their shelves.

We’re lying prone on the same rifle range, blowing the same ammo you are.

You can’t replace us if we’re in the same place.

Well then, are neo-Nazis howling about replacing “The Jews” in fields of science, economics, the arts, or computer technology?

Here you have a problem.

Suckers, ya gotta pay some dues before you invent something.

I haven’t seen any American Nazi as leaders in fields of nuclear physics or bio-engineering.

I haven’t seen any famous American Nazi doctors, lawyers, college professors or Nobel prize winners?

Forget about replacement for just one second and just think up one name.

Well, there aren’t any.

They don’t exist.

You may ask why?

Because racism does not require brains or a degree.

Just the ability to march, to chant and to carry torches.

Just the ability to drive cars into humans.

Just the ability to hate.

You’re a breed of bigots who have studied how the German Nazis kicked us out of the line and into the gas chambers.

Which makes you:

wannabe line-jumpers;

wannabe gate closers;

wannabe murders.

A breed of fear-mongers who are too lazy to earn the job.

Obviously, your abusive parents failed to teach you that:

You gotta get the degree to get the job;

You gotta be seated on the bench to get to play on the field;

That there are consequences for your actions.

But you Nazi bastards may be right in a small way.

Jews will not replace you in the art of intimidation, nor bullshit, nor in the field of lies.

Jews will not replace you in the college of bigotry and hatred.

Thank G-d!

About the Author
Florida's Jewish short-story writer, speaker, film producer and retired attorney. He has authored, "A Hebraic Obsession", "The Hanukkah Bunny" and "The Greatest Gift." He produced an award-winning short film entitled, "The Stairs". Movie can be viewed online. ChatGPT says, Mort is known for his works that often explore themes of love, loss, and the human connection. Laitner has published several books , including “A Hebraic Obsession.” His writing style is characterized by its emotional depth and introspection. Laitner’s works have garnered praise for their heartfelt expression and keen insight into the human experience. Mort is in his third year as president of the South Florida Writers Association. He was a correspondent for the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel Jewish Journal.
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