Thursday, August 10, 2006

The World
Hates The Jews

This is written by Michael Medved, and was published in Front Page Magazine today:

Many of the bitter controversies in every corner of the globe inevitably raise the same ancient question: why does the world hate the Jews?

Whether it’s the angry international reaction to Israel’s efforts to defend itself in Lebanon, or Mel Gibson’s drunken rant in Malibu, the age-old specter of anti-Semitism refuses to disappear. With only 13 million Jews in the world – less than one fourth of one percent of the earth’s population – why does this tiny group inspire such bitter, widespread and often violent animosity?

The answer is obvious to anyone who monitors anti-Semitic propaganda from all its multifarious sources. People who express hatred, resentment or fear regarding the Jews almost always focus on charges of Jewish arrogance, elitism, aggressiveness and lust for power.

According to the logic of anti-Semites everywhere, Jews deserve harsher treatment than anyone else because they work harder than anyone else to enshrine their own superior status. This argument suggests that the only way to answer constant Jewish demands for special treatment and privilege is to impose special limitations and restrictions on their instinctive will to dominate.

According to such logic, the rest of the world must work together to cut Jews down to size; only then will they function on the same plane as everyone else. As Hutton Gibson (Holocaust-denying father of the scandal-tarnished star, Mel) revealingly declared to interviewer Steve Feuerstein: “I don’t know what the Jewish agenda is except that it’s all about control. They’re after one world religion and one world government.”

Read the whole thing. Medved goes on to discuss the idea that, perhaps, the fact that the Jews are the "Chosen People" is offensive to the other inhabitants of our Earth.

Well, that is an interesting idea. But, the thing is, Jew-hatred is all-pervasive. Even people in Malaysia hate the Jews and there are no Jews in Malaysia, and there aren't very many Bibles either.

Honestly, I don't think most of the people who really hate Jews in this world are even aware of the idea that the Jews are the chosen people of God.

So Pastorius, you ask. To what do you attribute this omnipresent hatred of the Jews?

Well, you know what? I will answer that, but first I want to get the opinions of others. Tell me, why do you think people hate Jews?