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To: Inyokern
That is like saying the fact that the membership of the National Black Republican Network are black means that most blacks are Republican.

For your analogy to work, Bolshevik government would have to be called Jewish faction of Bolshevik government.

Most Jews were not communist in 1917. National politics was a foreign concept to most Jews back then.

You mean members of a party? Of course not. Party members were always a minority. Sympathizing with destruction of Russia and perceiving it as their tribal revenge? Quite possibly. Tribal interests have always been paramount in Jewish community.

The Russian Revolution began in Moscow and St, Petersburg, places where there were virtually no Jews, rather than Kiev, Odessa or Minsk, or, for that matter, Poland, where Jews were numerous.

Jews were numerous in Menshevik and Bolshevik movements. History is often done by militant minorities, with majority being rather apathetic or not knowing better.

The places where Jews lived were not centers of resistance to the Provisional Government of Kerensky. There were Jews associated with Lenin, but there were also many Jews associated with Kerensky.

Provisional government was overthrown by Bolsheviks, and we know who were in charge there.

29 posted on 12/09/2001 4:36:35 PM PST by madrussian
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To: madrussian
Me: Most Jews were not communist in 1917. National politics was a foreign concept to most Jews back then.

You: You mean members of a party?

No, I meant not communist or communist sympathizers. National politics was a foreign concept to Jews in that era. The rabbis advised Jews not to become involved in the politics of a gentile nation.

Tribal interests have always been paramount in Jewish community.

Avoiding pogroms was the only constant motivating factor in the Jewish community of the Russian Empire. Very few Jews were interested in any radical revolution.

Jews were numerous in Menshevik and Bolshevik movements. History is often done by militant minorities, with majority being rather apathetic or not knowing better.

History is often portrayed by the majority population in a way that scapegoats minorities for all problems. You have yet to explain how the Jews, who were not very numerous in Russia, were able to instigate a communist revolution (according to your theory) while they were not able to instigate one in Ukraine, Belarus, or Poland, where they made up a much larger percentage of the population. Have you considered the possibility that most Jews simply were not interested in communism?

Provisional government was overthrown by Bolsheviks, and we know who were in charge there.

You have presented no evidence that most Jews favored the Bolsheviks over the Provisional Government.

33 posted on 12/09/2001 5:59:29 PM PST by Inyokern
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