Holy effin crap! Is this for real? I feel like I just took a trip back 75 years or so.
Also, I’ve never understood the hatred of the Jews. Is there a specific root cause? I tried looking it up once and basically got some theories but nothing concrete. WTH is wrong with people? We ‘tolerate’ the filthy scumbag mooselimbs, but not the Jews, who are actually productive citizens all over the world? It’s insane.
I swear this world is HOPELESS.
Yes, it’s for real. And it’s also in a country whose Muslim and Jewish populations are around 0.5 percent of the total population each.
Looked at in a certain way, Jews represent a threat to a lot of people. This is the result of their success, not in spite of it. There is no question that Jews are successful and tend to disproportionately hold important positions in the arts, professions and business. This leads to the perception or fear that one will be ruled over by people who are alien to ones community and are not making decisions in their interest.
Some of this is visible in the US too, on both sides of politics. We on the right despise the MSM and Academia, rightly. But much of the MSM and Academia is Jewish. The left hates Wall Street. But much of Wall Street is Jewish. Add some generic European paranoia and mistrust and this can turn into real anti-Semitism that can find a home in both ends of politics.
The root cause is the same as the cause of Obama's attacks on "millionaires". Demagogues need a scapegoat, one that is numerous enough to draw some attention (like the Jews in Hungary and millionaires here) but small enough to be overwhelmed by the rabble. The root cause is evil, those who want power so much they are willing to abuse the innocent as a steppingstone to greater control over everyone.