Anti-Semitism Reconsidered

By Dr. Alan Sabrosky

I cannot speak for the situation elsewhere, but in the US, I doubt if there is another definable group that equals or surpasses Jews in their achievements in so many different fields, their support for civil liberties and civil rights, and their philanthropy or general support of charitable causes.

But, when Israel enters the equation, those truly admirable qualities are often set aside. Israeli bigotry, atrocities and crimes against humanity are largely ignored, excused or vociferously supported, and Jewish-dominated institutions such as the mainstream media pointedly refrain from publishing or reporting blatant contemporary examples of Israeli misconduct.

It brought to mind a conversation a few years ago with a Jewish friend whose parents met in a Nazi concentration camp. We were discussing something historical, and she remarked that Jews had been persecuted by almost everyone throughout their history. Said I (paraphrasing), well, what’s wrong with you? Said she, what’s wrong with us ? Sure, I replied, it simply isn’t natural for any people to be so consistently disliked. Look at it in personal terms. If a few people I meet don’t like me, I can easily say the problem is with them. But if virtually everyone I meet hates or despises me, it is pretty hard to escape the conclusion that there is something fundamentally wrong with me, or with how I behave .

The Basis of Anti-Semitism

Now, Jews inveigh often and loudly against Anti-Semitism, which is itself a bit odd, coming from a people whose — well, “Anti-Gentilism” (i.e., everyone else) for lack of a better term — seems embedded in their religion and culture. The Books of Judges and Deuteronomy are awash in bloodshed, with Deuteronomy endorsing the slaughter of people who worshipped a different God. Now, those people were not threatening Jews; they just had chosen a different way to seek answers to the eternal questions of life and death. But to Jews, at least in their core scripture, this sufficed for their extermination, and their livestock and possessions as well. This trait alone would make Jews unwelcome — how many people willingly reside next to their own executioners, simply for the crime of existing?

Then there is the problem of dealing with a people whose religion includes a major holiday — Passover (or Pesach) — based on mass infanticide. True, the side of the Passover coin presented to the world is that of God “passing over” the Jewish homes en route to punish the Egyptians for keeping them in captivity. But the other side of that Passover coin is the punishment itself, the killing on behalf of the Jews of all of the first-born of Egypt: not just of Pharaoh, or of Pharaoh’s priests and ministers and generals, who might reasonably have been held responsible for that captivity, but of the poor peasants and fishermen and even prisoners as well, who had no conceivable role in it at all. Hating people who praise their God for murdering your children is not at all irrational — it would be as if America made the firebombing of Dresden and the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki into national holidays, and added some divine glorification to it as well. Not pretty, to say the least.

The Three Faces of Anti-Semitism

From this derive the three faces of anti-Semitism, two defined by assorted Gentiles and the third by Zionists. The first is essentially the Roman view, highlighted in the Jewish War that ended in the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Temple and the dispersal of the remnants of the population. This did not see Jews as the problem, but rather an armed Jewish state — i.e., how Jews collectively behave in an organized polity. Even while the armies of Titus were battering Jerusalem down, thriving Jewish communities existed in virtually every city of consequence throughout the Empire, including Rome itself.

The second defines Jews as a people and as individuals as disposable for any of a variety of reasons. It predominated in much of Christian Europe for centuries (and parenthetically was almost unknown in the Muslim world), and culminated in the Nazi Holocaust. This would make no distinction between an Israel Shamir and a Yitzhak Shamir, or even me; all could go.

And the last form is the so-called “new” anti-Semitism, defined by assorted Israeli governments and Israel’s advocates overseas as any criticism whatsoever of any Israeli domestic or foreign policy, and thus an “existential threat” to Israel itself. This is now the favored usage of the term by Israeli partisans, intended to protect Israel from criticism or sanctions abroad, and to stifle debate over its actions.

Anti-Semitism Reconsidered

Of these three forms of anti-Semitism, the last is an understandable political ploy for a country that cannot survive open disclosure of its attitudes, internal practices and policies. Being nonsense does not make it ineffective, of course, given the extent of its media support and the money poured into political coffers on its behalf.

The second is neither ridiculous nor nonsense. It is an exercise in criminal idiocy that merits condemnation, whether perpetrated by (e.g.) the Inquisition, the Black Hundreds or the Nazi SS.

But the first is on the mark, and the pragmatic Romans got this right. Whether the scriptural affinity for bloody-mindedness reflects the Jewish culture or affected it over time is immaterial. Either way the outcome is an exceptionally nasty people within an armed and independent Jewish state, at least up (or down) there with the Huns and the ancient Assyrians.

The oddity is that as individuals without an organized Jewish state, what one sees is admirable achievements instead of aggressive abominations. Without a Jewish state, the dark side of Judaism has no way to express itself, so the admirable side of the Jewish cultural coin — and there is a great deal to admire — shines instead. Getting there without a catastrophe is our task in the years ahead.

Alan Sabrosky (Ph.D, University of Michigan) is a ten-year US Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of the US Army War College. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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  1. Debbie Menon  October 2, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Some very wise counsel there. If the West ever developes the courage to kick Zionists out of Banking, Education and government, the problems for World Peace may be solved.

    I will not hazard a guess at the odd of this ever happening.

    Ez Pound was probably one of the wisest men the world has seen.

  2. Eustace Mullins  October 1, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    In all of recorded history, there was only one civilization which the Jews could not destroy. Because of this, they have given it the silent treatment. Few American college graduates with a Ph.D. degree could tell you what the Byzantine Empire was.

    It was the Empire of East Rome, set up by Roman leaders after the Jews had destroyed Rome. This empire functioned in Constantinople for twelve hundred years, the longest duration of any empire in the history of the world.

    Throughout the history of Byzantium, as it was known, by imperial edict, no Jew was allowed to hold any post in the Empire, nor was he allowed to educate the young. The Byzantine Empire finally fell to the Turks after twelve centuries of prosperity, and the Jews have attempted to wipe out all traces of its history.

    Yet its edicts against the Jews were not cruel; in fact, the Jews lived unmolested and prosperously in the empire throughout its history, but here alone the vicious cycle of host and parasite did not take place.

    It was a Christian civilization, and the Jews were not able to exercise any influence. Nor did the Orthodox priests bewilder their congregations with any vicious lies about Christ being a Jew.

    No wonder the Jews want to eradicate the memory of such a culture.

    It was Ezra Pound who launched upon a study of Byzantine civilization, and who reminded the world of this happily non-Jewish land.

    From the Byzantines, Pound derived his no-violent formula for controlling the Jews.

    “The answer to the Jewish problem is simple,” he said.

    “Keep them out of banking, out of education, out of government.”

    And this is how simple it is.

    There is no need to kill the Jews. In fact, every pogrom in history has played into their hands, and has in many instances been cleverly instigated by them.

    Get the Jews out of banking and they cannot control the economic life of the community.

    Get the Jews out of education and they can not pervert the minds of the young to their subversive doctrines.

    Get the Jews out of government and they cannot betray the nation.

  3. william higgins  September 27, 2010 at 12:50 am

    One good thing about the US is. We do not allow murdering armys come thourgh our boarders and kill women and children and top leaders. how ever we do allow the theft of funds through the banks and stock markets. I feel the devil has struck at every heritage and family in one way or another. the real war and enemy is good against evil. what happen to the jews was evil, what happen to the Scots by the Brits was evil. It depends what side in history you end up on when God places you in a situation. God knows of and has his hand in each situation. Prayer can do allot. I know through personal experances. terry

  4. AJHenry  September 26, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Alan, I consider the fact that “Holocaust Denial” is a thought crime in Europe is extremely serious and relevant issue. There is no issue which is repeated as incessantly as the Nazis and Jewish holocaust. Surely the illegality of questioning and the clearly propagandist reinforcement of the official story are huge red flags, no?

    Like the 9/11 official story, a very brief investigation of facts leaves the official holocaust story in serious question.

    Please see Ignore the use of the term hoax until you’ve done some reading. Edgar Steele pointed out the absurdity of the notion that the Germans wasted fuel, in the middle of a two front war, to transport Jews to camps in order to murder them (

  5. Ron Paul 2012  September 25, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Rexw says:

    “I can’t wait to see the bumper stickers running around the streets of the US saying, ‘I an an anti-Semite and proud of it!’ or ‘Become an anti-Semetic and get America back’.”

    I think that might be counter-productive, Rexw.

  6. Rexw  September 25, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Anti-Semitic has been the catchcry of the Holocaust marketeers for 60 years and they have done a good job. Well funded of course and recently boosted by billions of US dollars of American aid to Israel. Makes you choke!

    But I think it is fair to say that their run is coming to a sharp stop. The general public will eventually wake up to the fact that Obama is a lackey for big money and the AIPAC Fifth Column and like so many good writers and realists writing the truth, like Alan Sabrosky, we will all see the sun rise on a day when everyone will realise that the euphoria demonstrated on Obama’s election was hot air straight from a script written by AIPAC and the New World Order and just more marketing hype. After all, like most of the Congress and the corrupt, weak and insipid administration, they have learnt it from the experts who control the media, newspapers, film radio, the money trail, manifested in the likes of Fox ‘one-sided’ News, probably the most evil Machiavellian empire in living memory.
    The Third Reich was an amateur in the history of the media.

    Goebbels of WWII fame may have started the art of mass manipulation but Fox is trying to outshine him and succeeding too.
    So for those writers who have a degree of sensitivity for the phrase anti-Semetic, why I’ll never know, should understand that it is just the remnants of the marketing campaign that started a long time ago and is now running out of steam.

    Like any campaign, the Zionist theme is weak on rationality and must be reinforced daily. Hence the numbers of toilers with their little kippahs, hacking away trying to close down those internet sites that offer the truth, that is the real truth, thereby allowing people to avoid the propaganda from the New York Times, ever loyal to their Israeli Zionist masters.

    I can’t wait to see the bumper stickers running around the streets of the US saying, ‘I an an anti-Semite and proud of it!’ or ‘Become an anti-Semetic and get America back’.

    It’s coming folks, to a town near you.

  7. Ron Paul 2012  September 25, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Former Israeli minister admits:

    “It’s a Trick, We Always Use It.” (calling people “anti-Semitic”)

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