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’