First off a disclaimer: I’m Jewish.
Admist all the bile thrown yesterday on everyone’s favorite hipster hate-site, diehipster.com, a very important commentor posted named, “Hasids_Make_Posers_Pay_Out_The_Ass_For_Wanting_To_Be_Urban.” Here’s his post:
You’ll probably never read this because you seem like you’re always busy being cool and urban.
Meanwhile the natives could give a shit about being cool and urban. They are just living their day to day lives like they always have been doing.
These fucking transplant posers will always be just that.
As I learned working on a documentary about displaced artists from illegially-convertered industrial space, the Hassidic Jews control a lot of the property in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. I almost feel 100% certain this poster is a Hassid, in that he posted on Saturday after sundown and well, okay I’m not certain but something about his anger and how he posted seems that way.
Anyway it’s these landlords who have been a big issues in the rent game and part of this interesting dynamic. Their morals are questionable in issues that are in attendance to the “non-chosen-ones.” And in many ways are a threat to people’s rising rents just as prominent as White people wanting to move into your area.
The Hasids hate the Hipster, yet they are making tons of money off them. It’s a long-spoken debate. And not really all that surprising considering that they also make tons of money off of creating drugs that could potentially kill a lot of non-hassids. Of course, this may just be a few bad apples, but overall their attitudes to “non-Hassids” seems to me to be quite bizarre and possibly the reason why a second half of the testament had to be written about loving thy neighbor.