Last weekend, I rode my bike from Albany to Valatie along the Empire State Trail, which might stand as one of the best pieces of new state infrastructure championed by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo — so don’t say I never said anything nice about the man. As I cooled myself with a tasty beverage at Reifenberg Brewing, I checked my phone and discovered that my email was cluttered with more xenophobic racism than a year’s worth of Father Coughlin sermons.
Sweating into my IPA, I read that Jews have for years been conspiring to use immigration to remake the demographics of the U.S. and Europe in order to reduce white majorities. As a member of the media, I was accused of participating — wittingly or otherwise — in this effort. There was more bad typing than I had seen since high school.