The Expression “Jewish Lightning” Is Anti-Semitic! – Larry Silverstein


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Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor

The Expression “Jewish Lightning” Is Anti-Semitic!

by “Lucky Larry” Silverstein, guest editorialist

As a Jew, as a billionaire, as a Jewish billionaire who has lost many heavily-insured white elephant buildings that happened to burn down or blow up shortly after I purchased them and doubled the insurance, I have a confession to make: Something very important is weighing heavily on my heart.

And no, it isn’t what you think. It isn’t the Holocaust. Yes, that’s weighing heavily on my heart too. It’s weighing heavily on all our hearts. But this…this is almost worse than the Holocaust. Because it is happening right now. And because it affects me personally.

I am talking about the extremely hurtful anti-Semitic expression “Jewish lightning.” As The Jewish Daily Forward (a recipient of my philanthropic largesse) puts it:

You won’t find the phrase “Jewish lightning” in the Oxford English Dictionary. But if you go to Urban Dictionary, a site that aims to explain spoken English, you’ll find that the top definition is:“to set your house or business on fire on purpose to get the insurance money.”

The idea that Jews are able to somehow control lightning strikes is a wild anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. In the Dark Ages, before B’nai Brith and the ADL, the Jew-hating goyim had all kinds of crazy ideas: They thought Jews poisoned wells, butchered and ate Christian babies, and were responsible for the plague. Nobody believes such rubbish any more. But for some reason, the idea that Jews are in league with Satan and can call on Him to make lighting strike their over-insured buildings that they just purchased a month or two before the fortuitous lightning strike made them billions of dollars persists in our modern, rational, enlightened, almost-totally-Jew-controlled world.

In fact, Jews are the victims of disproportionate numbers of lightning strikes. Why? Because Jews are always the victims of everything and everyone. That’s why God created the Jews: to always be the victims…and to make billions of dollars off their victimhood whenever and wherever possible.

But instead of sympathizing with poor Jewish billionaires whose white elephant buildings get hit by lightning two months after purchase and doubling of insurance, anti-Semites blame the Jews for the “Jewish lightning.” This has got to stop.

Today, everyone knows that Jews took over the banking industry because they were so persecuted and oppressed that they were not even allowed to compete in other far more desirable fields, like peasant agriculture. Everyone knows that Jews have been running the top echelons of usury, human trafficking and organized crime for centuries because the anti-Semites wouldn’t let them do an honest day’s work milking cows and picking vegetables. Everyone knows the Jews own Hollywood and the mainstream media because they are not allowed to pluck feathers in chicken factories like hispanics or plumb toilets like Archie Bunker. Everyone knows that Jews are vastly overrepresented among billionaires, millionaires, and earners of six-figure incomes because they are forced to work so hard by the lazy anti-Semitic goys. The truism that Jews are ever and always the victims has been accepted everywhere…except when it comes to lightning strikes. For some reason, lightning is always the fault of “da jooooz.”

We don’t blame Jews for hurricanes. We don’t name every hurricane “Moishe” or “Ruben” or “Benzion” or “Yehuda” or “Esther” or (Y-wh forbid) “Lucky Larry.” And we don’t blame Jews for tornados, even though they fortuitously target 100%-Jew-free trailer parks and rural towns.

And yet for some reason we continue to use the expression “Jewish lightning.”

It’s hurtful. It’s unacceptable. It’s anti-Semitic. And it has got to stop.




Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); a audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.

He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.
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  1. Really funny Dr. Barrett!

    That one will probably get you on the purge list mentioned in another VT cheery missive however, all who read here are marked and tagged for “processing” as should all of us go shopping at Duff’s fine gun establishment?

    curious minds ponder….

  2. Very little has been written about the insurance company which paid Lucky Larry so easily without a fight. What was the name and who are the owners behind it? How much did they actually pay and how much was sent to Israel? Suppose the truth comes out some day about the real perpetrators of this scam, Israel, Bush, Cheney and some four star general traitors. Will Luckly Larry or his estate have to return the money to the insurance company?

    • Just so happens that the Zionist “judge” who disallowed the defendants read patsies in the WTC bombing a strenuous defense by competent lawyers who were willing to handle their case pro bono probably because they would have revealed the Mossad’s hand in the operation through the process of discovery is the same “judge” who gave Lucky Larry “Pull it” Silverstein his outrageous settlement even though he was only a tenant.

      This is like Larry renting your home on a lease burning it down then claiming the insurance on your home. So not only did he stiff the insurers but also the people of New York who actually owned the building through the New York Port Authority.

  3. Perhaps Silverstein needs to read or denies knowledge of the Talmudic teachings of Sadducees and Pharisees. Instead of opining the typical ignorance card of Anti-semitism vs. Anti-Zionism, he could edify us on the Zionism political movement & the 4 secularists tenets of Judaism. Explain the complete & total tenets & differences between Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes & Zealots that would be really good starting point. Ignorance of Zionism since it’s inception 1897 is the core source. Ignorance isn’t Bliss, that’s the lie. It’s a ruthless harvester that historically has not been plumbed still.

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