Paul S., in reply to Garry:
The fact you believe the Village of KJ is a wonderful village is because you benefit from its actions which are often at the detriment of its neighbors. Also, please stop with this false dichotomy of Jewish vs non-Jewish neighbors. The Town of Monroe has no shortage of secular Jews who are equally scornful of the practices of KJ vis-a-vie its neighbors. This is a KJ vs everyone else issue.
No one thinks KJ is an entirely bad place nor do we have a lack of respect for you. I happen to find many elements of your culture to be admirable, most notably the way in which you provide for the common welfare of each other. We could all take a lesson from that.
Look at a similar people, the Amish. They share a similar dress, language and outlook on life. I don’t think I’ve ever heard negative remarks made toward them, as they contribute their fair share and are not a net drain on the system.
If you wish to earn the respect of your neighbors you should encourage your compatriots to stop subverting the democratic process to your own ends at the cost of everyone else. End the graft and manipulation of the system. Stop damaging communities you live in. Only then will others look scornfully upon you. You might even make a friend in the process.
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