posted on May, 22 2013 @ 05:01 PM
It's curious how this thread hasn't been deleted. It smacks of antisemitism.
Here's a simple, plausible, down-to-earth reasoning for what Joe Biden said.
Jews are tremendously successful people. Wherever you look, like it or not, they outperform non-Jews in academic areas. Whether it be business - where
they are most conspicuous - or in the sciences, ala Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr (Mother was Jewish), Wolfgang Paulie, Richard Feynman, in physics;
Noam Chomsky, Jerry Fodor and Steven Pinker, in cognitive linguistics. Jews seem to stand out. I think it's something like 20% of all Nobel prize
winners have been Jewish, and given they represent a mere fraction of a percent of world population, that is a truly outstanding over-representation.
Instead of looking at these people and wondering, as a scientific minded thinker would: what makes these people so talented? What is it about their
historical evolution as a people that primed them so well for intellectual pursuits? Was it the intellectually stimulating study of the Talmud, which
they made mandatory for all men, which has made their brains more 'attuned' to the intricacies of science?
These are normal explanations for Jewish exceptionality. Abhorrent, and pathetically envious people, on the other hand, can't stand to think that
Jews have earned their own exceptionality. They need to continue the pea-brained idiocy of Christianities anti-Judaism, and the antisemitism of the
19th and 20th centuries, posit the existence of a secret Jewish ruling elite, that for some reason or another, the non-Jewish submissively cower
This theory would be more compelling if it weren't for their across-the-board intellectual brilliance. If it was just business and banking that they
excelled in, fine, that would warrant suspicion. But it's not just business and banking. Its also physics, mathematics, computer sciences,
psychology, cognitive sciences and many other fields. Jews are the intellectual cream of the crop of ethnic groups. No other group even comes close.
Instead of being jealous - hating on the successful simply because they're successful, try learning something about them, appreciating them, and for
a positive spin, compete with them.
As for promoting Gay marriage. This is surely where your theory runs into contradictions. Judaism is traditionally opposed to gay marriage. Yet, of
course, if I were to ask you "how long have the Jews been in power", you would no doubt reference the long-standing Christian and Muslim opposition
to Jews as being indicative of the Jews perennial hold on society (regardless of what accepted history tells us, apparently). Then...one wonders, why
would Jews be promoting gay marriage? Why are Jews so liberal, despite the conservative orthodoxy of their Torah? For people who care about history.
Modern Jews are liberals. Traditional Jews were conservatives. At around the 18th and 19th century, Judaism underwent a series of reformations which
essentially made it unrecognizable to traditional Rabbinic Judaism. These Judaisms went one way, while the Orthodox stayed the same. Fast forward
through the generations, Jews make use of their finance acumen and become big-time money lenders in a new free market economy. Jews from all places
joined universities, purused degrees in chemistry, physics, mathematics, geology, natural science, etc. Eventually, these liberal Jews played a
disproportionate part in building up our modern world. Since after world war II, these Jews have been working a universalist agenda - which, btw, is
not a conspiracy, but an obvious trend. In order to avoid another holocaust, people need to become more tolerant of each other. Hence, their
widespread promotion of gay rights, abortion rights, animal rights, etc.