posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 02:00 AM
why is there antisemitism?
not really a rant, but an honest question.
i view antisemitism as i do racism, just plan ol' dumb.
however, i can understand the origins of racism. near as i can figure, racism started in europe as an offshoot of the slave trade. see, slavery was
around forever, but it wasnt racial. it was debt, or spoils of war based. then europe started going to africa more and found a whole lot of people
less advanced than them that had slaves (again based on warfare and/or debt, not race) and bought them. they then started to skip the middle man and
just took all of them and brought them to the u.s.
once in the u.s., generations would be born and die in slavery. the whites, because all they ever saw was blacks in chains, naturally assumed this to
be the way things were. the natural order if you will. not to mention that slaves were uneducated and poor, which led the whites to view them as
less than. hence race based slavery, and racism, is born.
not justifying, just identifying. i could be wrong, but its a nice tidy theory.
so how did antisemitism start? since most of us are here because we like conspiracy theories, im sure most of us have hear all the anti-jew ones,
like they rule hollywood, or the secret cabal of bankers, and what not. also, lets look at history and how they have been treated through the
what makes them different?
looking at their timeline, i really dont see anything special. from their own holy book, they were a warrior tribe that went through the land killing
every man, woman, and child till they carved out their own territory. nothing special about that, as about everybody did that from the greeks to the
romans to the huns. so it cant have started with war stories from their neighbors "hey, did you hear about the hebrews? they kill everything"
cause im sure similar stories surrounded the above mentioned groups. also the above groups took a lot more land than the hebrews, so surely they made
more enemies, right?
they now control israel, falling under either egypt or roman rule for a few hundred years. then circa 72 c.e. they revolt and rome destroys them.
rome didnt do it because they were jews, but because they dared challenge roman rule. still no antisemitism.
during the middle ages the jews are in europe, and from books ive read from the time, they are not looked on kindly. this is the first mention of the
"jew-banker". remember shakespeare and shylock? a jew banker and antagonist in the play. also, in ivanhoe, jews are treated badly, just for being
jews. why is this?
what happened between 72 c.e. and shakespeare to start the antijew ideology?
why did hitler kill all the jews? granted he had just about everyone killed, from gypsys to gays, but jews were of special interest. why?
it cant be because they say they are a gods chosen, because many people have been chosen by their gods. the athenians were the chosen of athena, yet
we dont have antiathenians.
ive heard the "christians blame jews for the death of christ" angle, which would make sense. i mean, if you kill my messiah, i might be a little
upset. however, even with the rise of christianity, i cant see how that would start antisemitism to the degree that it is today. hitler may have
been racist, but i dont think he would have executed 6 million blacks like he did the jews. why did he have a special form of hate for them?
as for todays culture, i can understand that. we saw a great tragedy befall a people, so to make sure that didnt happen again, we went overboard in
their support. way overboard. its to the point now that if you so much as disagree with israel, you automatically want them to be destroyed and all
jews exterminated. what about the middle ground of "hey, i looked at their history and they dont exactly smell like roses"? this stance does not
make one antisemitic, especially if you admit that both sides have done so jacked up stuff.
so, whats your theory on why antisemitism exists to such a degree that it does?
as you can see, i really have no idea, and im looking for a nice tidy theory that makes sense, like my racism theory.