Thursday, 24 April 2008

The threat to American Jews

On the face of it, the USA should be the best country in the world for Jews. Better even than Israel, which faces an existential (if over-hyped) threat. Jews in the US face no apparent threat. Wealthy, successful and hugely influential, inter alia, they also hold a commanding presence in the media. Jews are successful, and hold these influential positions, because on average they’re very clever and hard-working. But this power and influence carries with it a potential future threat.

In several posts I've made the point that the US is heading for a major and rapid decline in wealth and power. This is happening already, the collapse of the dollar being an obvious manifestation. Both internally and externally the country is drowning in debt, which some day will be called in. That day could be soon.

If the Chinese and/or the Arab Sovereign Funds decide to cut their losses and move out of the dollar, it will quickly lose its status as the leading reserve currency. This in turn means that the US Government will find it more difficult to continue borrowing, and will have to pay substantially more when it does.

This will hit the average American hard. And speaking of average, it must be borne in mind that the Bush Regime has, through tax ‘reform’, presided over an unprecedented transfer of wealth from poor and middle-income Americans to the super-rich. Now add in the wars of choice waged by Bush and his cronies, which are draining trillions of dollars out of the US economy. Finally, toss in the crisis in the financial sector arising from the subprime scandal, and you have a perfect economic and social storm heading over the horizon

So what's all this got to do with the Jews? Well, when a people suffers sudden humiliation (inevitable defeat in Iraq and Afghanistan), coupled with a rapid decline in living standards, scapegoats will be sought. At first glance America’s Jews might seem an unlikely choice. But think what a demagogue could do with the following:

* Jews control the banks, which have landed us in this mess

* Jews (in the form of the neocons) have walked us into disastrous foreign wars, all to further Israeli, not American, objectives

* Jewish industrialists (no problem finding plenty) have sold off our jobs to hostile countries such as China and Pakistan, all to make more money

* Jews control the media, which have fooled us into supporting these objectives

The Jews are the cause of our problems!

As Josef Goebbels clearly realised, the fact that this is either totally or mostly untrue doesn’t matter. What matters is whether you can make a plausible case to an angry and embittered populace. An effective demagogue could do it. The medium? The Internet, of course. And there’s nothing so nasty as people who feel they’ve been duped out of their rights by an identifiable minority. (Remember, Germany was very far from being the most anti-semitic country in Europe prior to the Third Reich).

Jews have been made the scapegoats for the faults of others for centuries throughout the world. The restrictions on freedom introduced by the Bush Regime in the name of the ‘War on Terror’ would nicely dovetail with these developments. As somebody once said, ‘if Fascism ever comes to America, it will be in the form of a crucifix superimposed on the stars and stripes’


Anonymous said...

Scary post! I never looked at things this way, but it's not out of the question.

Anonymous said...

Sweet, I know I'll be doing my part to make sure Jews get the blame, after all, they deserve it.

SAVANT said...

That's not my point at all. SOME Jews can be blamed for these things, but as a group they're not any more guilty than any other.

Anonymous said...

'The Jews control the banks'

This is not so. There hundreds, if not thousands, of banks in the US and most are owned or controlled by all sorts people. Americans in fact, which is what the Jews are anyway?

However, I think you right about a major political economic crisis happening soon.

Anonymous said...

Just to clarify again (anonymous 8.50). I'm not suggesting any of these claims. My point is that a demagogue could make them and make it plausible enough to stick.

Anonymous said...

'they’re very clever and hard-working.' heh heh heh

'Work is torture'.

Anonymous said...

work shall set you free

Anonymous said...

Your summation of the situation in the US is right on. In my neck of the woods, California, we're 14 billion in debt despite the unmitigated economic blessing of non-white immigration. As America pushes even more frantically to complete its transformation into an empire it teeters on the brink of collapse.

I'm not so sure the Jews will be the primary fall guy, however. The vast numbers of unassimilated immigrants and the Hispanics in particular are probably going to feel it more than the Jews. The Hispanics are far more visible.

Anonymous said...

The Jews are not like us, they're rich! - F. Scott Fitzgeraldo. But most Americans wouldn't even know where to find a Jew if they wanted to. And anyway, they love Jews and even in poor neighborhoods they have started sending "Pesach" cards to each other and buying kosher.

Anonymous said...

If they wouldn've stuck their nose and paws where they didn't belong they wouldn't be in this situation.

They take a lot of place and as such have a bigger part of responsability than most other foreigners.

Anonymous said...

An insightful article titled, "Is The New World Order Jewish?", by Henry Makow Ph.D. (a non-observing Jew himself). He "believes this situation is lethal for humanity and Jews alike."

With permission of the Irish Savant


"Do Jews Control The World?"

His articles are food for thought dealing with freemasonry, zionism, central bankers, social control, feminism, cults, conspiracies, ect.

Anonymous said...

I don't know, I think you missed the boat on this one. You are looking at this from the perspective of a European. I've heard from a lot of people that there are still undercurrents of anti-Semitism in European society, and that moreover, the European media is very anti-Israel.

There is very strong support for Israel in the United States, including from some quarters that might seem unexpected. Many evangelical Christians, for example, view Israel as the Jews' birthright and see its re-establishment as the fulfillment of a Biblical prophecy. Many others simply regard Israel as the only civilized country in a region of crazy Muslims. It's tough to be pro-Israel and anti-Semitic; that combination just doesn't show up very often. And as long as Israel remains fashionable here, I doubt you'd see Jews scapegoated.

Anonymous said...

The other thing is that the U.S. Constitution makes it very difficult for extremist parties to gain control. In Germany, the Nazis only needed to win control of one house of parliament to gain power. In America, a fascist party would have to win control of both houses of Congress (and they would have to be filibuster-proof super majorities), plus the presidency - and even then, they'd have to deal with a Supreme Court appointed by non-fascist presidents. Basically, it'd be impossible.

The only real possibility for an extremist takeover would have to be some kind of military overthrow of the government. That theoretically could happen, although it'd be tough to convince enough soldiers to jump on board.

SAVANT said...

These are good point from michigander. But I'm not suggesting that a fascist party as such would take over. Something more like the old Democratic Party in the South, which stayed within the fold but happily hosted KKK and other extremists.