Friday, May 07, 2010

Justice for Sholom Rubashkin

Sholom Rubashkin is a Jew and used to run Agriprocessors Inc., a kosher slaughterhouse located in Iowa. He was convicted of using child labor and undocumented Guatemalan workers and could be sentenced for up to 25 years and probably not less than 6. Many Jews are upset because they see Rubashkin receiving such a stiff penalty while convicted gentile CEOs get slaps on the wrist. But what do you expect, it's Iowa.

In my view, Rubashkin shouldn't get a long sentence. In fact, I'm not even sure he committed a crime here. It's simply a cultural misunderstanding. In the Jewish tradition, you become a man at 13-years old. So the "child labor" Rubashkin was seemingly employing, was -to a Jew actually adult labor.

Of course he hired undocumented workers. They're much cheaper! Jews like a good deal; it's a cultural thing. And, I wouldn't expect gentiles to know this, but Guatemalans slaughter the best kosher food. It's one of those things that's odd but true.

So really, if you think about it, Sholom Rubashkin did nothing wrong. Now, you might be a smart ass and ask me if I'm only defending Sholom Rubashkin because he's a Jew.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, free Sholom Rubashkin