Citizen Jay

By: bmshep

Jun 14 2010

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Category: Male Citizens

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This is Jay. I met Jay at the Farmer’s Market today. If you go to the Farmer’s Market you’ve probably seen Jay. He runs the Truth Table at the entrance, by the parking lot, where the other political folks have their tables. The sign on his table says “Jews Against Zionism”, but it’s not just information on the state of Israel that you can find. Jay tries to provide articles and info on “any news not covered in the mainstream media”. Jay is a Brooklyn native, born and raised there in a Zionist family. He was a union movie projectionist in New York and lived in various parts of the state before coming out west. In 1969, Jay was working for the band Mountain and traveled with them to the Woodstock festival. He still has personal movie footage of some of the acts tucked away somewhere. In the 80’s, Jay moved to the Bay Area and worked at a video equipment store and then moved to Phoenix where he worked in stage lighting. He didn’t care for Phoenix too much and moved to Sacramento where he managed a couple of Jack In The Box restaurants. Jay is now retired and makes the Truth Table his main focus. His favorite movie is Ghostbusters (!) and his favorite band is the Grateful Dead, closely followed by Frank Zappa. Jay is 61.

Favorite Accomplishments: Running the Truth Table and getting the truth out to people.

Regrets: That I have to do what the media should be doing.

What are your passions and obsessions? Telling the truth, no matter what the cost.

Have your opinions cost you friends and/or family? I have lost some friends and family, but I’ve gained new ones. I’ve made new Muslim friends. They can’t say the things I say without being labeled anti-semitic. Some Jews call me a “self-hating Jew”, but I’ve had many come up and shake my hand too. There are other Jewish people out there that believe what I do.

What’s something about you that surprises people? That I’m Jewish and say the things I do about Israel.

What’s the toughest thing you’ve ever gone through? When I left Phoenix, because my kids were young and they stayed behind with their mother. Now my son lives out here, so that’s good.

Sound Off! Israel should not exist, it is not a Jewish state. The Jews lived in peace for 6,000 years in Palestine with Muslims and Christians alike until 1935, when the Zionists moved in and took over.

Jay doesn’t have a website for the Truth Table, but likes this one:


One comment on “Citizen Jay”

  1. Hi Jay! Nice to see this write-up on Sacramento’s grittiest bulldog! I especially liked reading what you said–that Israel should not exist. I believe likewise.

    Keep those emails coming!

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