Posted on September 30, by Scott Alexander [Content warning: Try to keep this off Reddit and other similar sorts of things.
In antiquity, the Great Pyramid of Giza the only wonder from the original list still standingthe statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Colossus of Rhodes a new Once we went to yugoslavia essay, version of which is being built todayand others were among the occupants of the list.
In fact, it is not a single wonder, but a whole list of them, but they all revolve around one question: Why do people hate Jews? Other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out… The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies… All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains.
What is the secret of his immortality? Some were even aware of the fact that the Jews are indestructible, yet could not help themselves, as if compelled by a force greater than themselves. But he, too, everntually failed and will go down in histroy as the epitome of evil.
Hated or loved, Jews were always treated as different. They are judged by different standards, revered, admired, and hated more than any other nation on the face of the Earth.
British Bishop, Thomas Newton wrote about Jews: A people such as this can never disappear. The Jew is eternal. He is the embodiment of eternity. The are as many reasons for hating Jews as there are people.
Everything that upsets, hurts, or displeases people they often attribute to the Jews. Jews have been blamed for manipulating the media to their needs, usury, blood libels of various forms, well poisoning, dominating slave trade, disloyalty to their host countries, organ harvesting  and AIDS spreading.
Jews have been labeled warmongers and cowards, racists and cosmopolitans, spineless and unbending, and the list could go on forever. Clearly, Jew-hatred is irrational and deep. A Deeper Reason Behind Hatred of Jews The most important point to take from this brief review of anti-Semitism is that if we are to find the reason for anti-Semitism, we must look beneath the surface.
As we have seen, rationalizations cannot explain the existence, persistence, and diversity of Jew-hatred. A deeper root is at play here. When anti-Semitism awakens, it is justified according to its particular milieu and therefore takes on different forms and manifestations at different times.
In Hebrew, there is a famous truism: Are you a Jew? Mahathir Mohamad, was presumably far more sober than Mr. The Jews are the cause of all the problems in the world. If people believe that Jews are responsible for every problem in the world, they must also expect the Jews to fix them.
When faced with such a conviction that the Jews are responsible for the well-being of the world, as long as there are problems in the world there will be hatred of Jews.
And the more pain there is, the more the anger will turn on the Jews. If Jews are responsible for every problem, then any problem is the fault of the Jews.
A conviction that Jews are responsible for all the problems and must therefore fix them implies that anti-Semitism does not arise during crises because Jews are easy scapegoats, as some believe.
When things are fine people let Jews be. But when troubles ensue, the Jews are blamed for causing it. Evidently, willingly or unwillingly, Jews never stopped being the chosen people—chosen to fix the world.After being taken down twice by Blogger within a single week, we got the message: It’s Time To Go.
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