Fighting Anti-Semitism

A campaign to rid the world of anti-Semitism has been initiated in the Israeli Knesset.  While this is a laudable effort, it is not likely to succeed.  Anti-Semitism, that is hatred of Jews, is as old as prostitution, and that too is never likely to be eradicated.

I compare anti-Semitism to a medieval knight in armor.  Shooting arrows of truth at the knight will not penetrate his armor of irrationality.  One cardinal belief of anti-Semites is that the Jews are planning to take over the world.  As demonstrated in the Holocaust of WWII, the Jews were defenceless and hardly able to survive.  As the constant wars for the defense of Israel demonstrate, the Jews are hardly able to defend one little slip of land, let alone conquer the world.  Yet, anti-Semites will continue to believe their ludicrous conspiracy theories.

It may be true that Jews have an ability for finances, since the international banking system was developed by Jews, for example the Rothschilds.  Usury was banned for Catholic Christians, so the Catholic rulers relied on their Jews, for whom it was not illegal or immoral to earn profit.  But, the Catholics soon changed their tune when they realized that they were missing out on a lot of profit, although they still continued to steal from the Jews.  This was one of the main motivations for the Inquisition and the Holocaust.

Anti-Semites believe that Jews have larger noses than Christians (tell that to De Gaulle).  Jews may be generally more intelligent than Christians (e.g. Marx, Einstein, Freud).  The inevitable conclusion is that their extra brain power is contained in their noses.  And if you believe that you are no better than any anti-Semite.

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