posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 05:53 PM
I have been a member of ATS for a couple of years now, been following it for much longer and I am very worried at the sad turn that it has taken and
the hate being displayed, especially to Jews. The purpose of this thread is to perhaps enlighten some people who views of Jewish people are skewed by
others perception even when they have had little or no contact with Jews.
Let me state the following:
I was born into a Jewish family, a working class family that struggled. I broke down and cried at a young age when coming home from infant school
(about 5 years old) and telling my parents a joke I had heard at school about Jews and being sat down and explained to that we were Jewish. I cried
because I was Jewish, I was not the same as everyone else at my school who were Christians (Church of England) and Jews were spoken about like they
We lived in an area that had few Jewish families and after revealing I was Jewish at school found myself abused verbally and often physically.
My parents separated when I was about 9 years old and financially we struggled even more so, when I had holes in my shoes, my mum put cardboard in to
stop the rain getting in. I went to Hebrew classes to learn my Barmitzvah reciting words in a foreign language I did not understand. We were not
religious, just going to synagogue on Jewish holidays and celebrating Christmas like everyone else. I never even knew anything about Hanukah until we
moved when I was about 13 to a neighbourhood that had more Jewish families in the community (swapping our small 3 bedroom rented council house for an
even smaller 2 bedroom flat). I then went to a Jewish club and met other Jewish kids, I felt more at home, was not abused or picked on and was
accepted, even by the rich kids who didn’t mind coming to my flat to hang out, even though as a teenager I was embarrassed about where I lived.
The Jewish friends that I mixed with came from varying backgrounds, some were rich living in what I considered huge 4-5 bedroom detached houses, some
were middle class living in semi detached 3 bedroom houses and some were financially poor too. I never met any nasty or unfriendly families and could
never understand the typical stereotype of ‘stingy’ Jews???
I had a normal teenage life, working in a market on weekends to have spending money, went out to partys, discos and had girlfriends (with much
heartbreak) so all the usual.
I grew up became a professional DJ eventually working in some of London’s top clubs in the late 80’s, by the early 90’s I landed a contract with
a company who had contracts with discos owned and operated by 5 star hotels around the world. I worked in various clubs in Spain, Dubai, Bahrain, New
Delhi, Manila, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Pattaya. I worked as a radio presenter too and had a great life,
eventually I went in club and then hotel management.
Although never a practising Jew, I formed my own beliefs about God and religion, I believe in a God/Supreme Being just not necessary the angry God of
the bibles. I think religion is evil and used as a control to keep people dumbed down by the ‘Worlds Controllers’. I think the God of the bible
was probably an angry Extra-Terrestrial and I believe we were genetically engineered by beings with higher technology, who we came to worship as Gods.
Their decedents are todays ‘Illuminati’.
I now live in Asia and can honestly say that the only places that I have felt ‘Jew’ hatred is in western countries and obviously the Middle East.
In Asia, I am Gwailo, Farang, Joe, just a white man. I am of Ashkansi and Sephardic decent and have been mistaken for an Arab, many times by Arabs (I
am not offended, I have no hatred of Arabs or any people).
I have from time to time come across ‘western’ people who upon finding out I am of Jewish blood have taken an instant dislike for me, even when I
have previously helped them in some way without wanting anything in return. That is their problem, not mine!
In the last 5 years or so, I have done well for myself financially and helped many people with money (not loans because from experience you rarely get
the money back and generally end up being the bad guy and lose friends, so I never put conditions or expect the money back) and advice where
I have sponsored several children in Thailand, Cambodia and Philippines to go to school (not the usual Unicef few dollars a month deal) and regularly
contribute to a local orphanage.
I have in my life (over the last 10 years)in business met two New York Jews who did typify the Jewish stereotype who would sell their own mothers for
a profit and would not bat an eyelid in ripping you off and had greed written all over them. Neither were particularly wealthy, but would do anything
to get there! However, that being said I have met an American of Italian decent (Catholic)from California/Las Vegas, another American Mormon from
Utah, German, Swiss, an Indian Sikh, an few Indian Hindu’s and Arab Muslims who have all conveyed the same behaviour.
I hate the underhanded snide remarks about how Jews were kicked from pillar to post, from one country to the next and that it must have happened for a
reason, usually interpreting that Jews had done something wrong!Have you ever thought that maybe they worked hard to become wealthy because they were
good traders (true) then were barred from most professions and encouraged by royalty, governers and the ‘Holy’ Roman (Empire, I mean) Church to
lend money because they were the ones needing the wealth and when they had to pay it back, then resorted to stealing what was left and kicking the
Jews out of their countries???? Yes the pattern repeated itself, history always does and if you use propaganda to teach the masses to hate certain
people – guess what – they do!
Another thing I hate on ATS is the often referred to argument that Ashkenasi Jews are not ‘real’ Jews but fake Khazar Jews. Now I have read
arguments on both sides as to whether the Ashkenasi Jews were Khazars who converted or not and to be honest I don’t personally care, except when the
term ‘fake’ or ‘not real’ Jews is termed because it is basically a stupid, pathetic argument that has double standards, why?
Well the original followers of Jesus (Christians) were Jewish. Jesus was Jewish was he not (don’t ask a Filipino whatever you do – smile)?
Therefore, all the Romans who converted 300 years after the death of Jesus (and subsequently all the Europeans, North Americans, South American
Natives etc. who later converted) are fake by the same standard and argument!
What about the large population of Spanish Catholics who’s families were Jewish and were forced to convert by the inquisition by torture and in
order to survive??? Today they are Catholics and practise the religion fervently, just as the Filipinos and and South American natives do, are they
Now, until recently, with the advent of more liberal synagogues, it was (and still is with traditional forms of Judaism) extremely difficult to
convert to the faith and can take years and much rejection. So who is anyone to say when someone believes in a religion that they are fake
There is a lot of hate on ATS much of it ‘Jew’ hatred disguised as ‘anti-zionist’ or ‘anti-Israel’ and you would not perhaps realise it is
targeted at Jews in general unless you had been subjected to much of that hate throughout your life.
Now am I a Zionist? No, I live in Asia and come from the UK. I am a British (English) Jew. If England were to play Israel in sport, I would support
Do I agree with Israel’s policies, I would answer no! But then, I would not agree with those of the PLO, Hamas or Hezbollah either, to me they are
all as bad as each other!
Do I ever want to live in Israel, no but with so much ignorance and hatred towards Jews, it could be possible one day. I would rather flee to Israel
than be rounded up in Nazi fashion and sent to a camp (wouldn’t you in similar circumstances). Having experienced open hatred, resentment and pure
ignorance against me, I can understand why Jews stick together and help each other and so many want to live in Jewish communities or move to
I have read on ATS ignorant comments about how the Jews controlled Russia and it was the Christians who were picked on and brutalised by the pogroms,
are you kidding? The Jews had it just as bad!
I rarely hear Jewish people refer to themselves as the ‘Chosen ones’ (only very religious and rabbis) usually it is others who label us with
disdain. We do not think ourselves any more special than anyone else, we are all human. Most Jewish people I know are decent, hardworking, honest and
helpful, of course there is always exceptions, in any religion or people.
Do I believe Jewish people control the world? Many Jews are at the top, as are many Christians, Mormons, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindu’s, Sihk’s,
etc., etc. Yes the Rothschild’s are Jewish! The Rockefellers, royal families, Asian, Arab rulers and bankers are not. Some Jews are involved in
TPTB/Illuminati, the majority are NOT!
I never married a Jewish woman, I married a Catholic first time and then a Buddhist. My 13 year old son is not religious, has never had any religion
forced on him and was not circumcised (however it does look like he will need to undergo the procedure soon as he cannot pull his foreskin back and I
now regret not having it done when he was a baby, I will feel the pain as much as him – believe me).
I hope I have not bored too many people to sleep and I really sincerely pray that I have helped enlighten some people. Love is the way forward not
hate, we are all ‘souls’ born into humanity whatever race, creed or religion, love and understanding is the way forward for us all!
Let’s deny ignorance!