Just getting to this, had a death in the family and have been tuned out for more than a week, and honestly, I may need to quit RI altogether just to protect myself. Long story, started in March.
I don't know what to do, there are no safe havens anywhere. The little Seattle group that formed contained some dangerous folks and it led to me being physically accessed. It's all I can do to refrain from seemingly unilaterally banning some folks. It's not that I don't think Jeff would have an empathic ear, it's that I don't wish to burden him with the issue. Plus, I've been distracted with a huge project in the interim. I hate to lose this place, but sometimes one has to baton the hatches.
That's a long way round of saying, I don't have the energy to dissect the thread, but I'm not surprised there's antisemitism. This place is trolled to hell. I trust your judgement on the thread.