Greetings Brethren, Friend and Foe:
We believe that Truth Hails from God the Creator of all that exist.
Carl A. Patton, writing for the FreedomJournal July 28, 2000
THE ENIGMATIC HEBREWS
Part 12: Anti-Semitism And
the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
As the description of the Hebrew
people went from race to religion and religion to race, another factor came
into the equation. Thus, Economics came to play a part in the on-going enigma
of the Hebrew people. Meanwhile, these factors became over shadowed by
Anti-Semitism. Therefore, concerns regarding the Hebrew people, Jews, religion
or race usually involved some aspect of Anti-Semitism.
As we explore the components of
Anti-Semitism, we will find some utility in the following framework of
analysis. The primary disciplines of thought are generated from the Social
Sciences arena. These areas of thought involve historical, political, economic,
psychological and social disciplines. However, some of these areas over-lap.
They also include the areas of philosophy and religion.
Thus as we further explore
Anti-Semitism, we note the following. Historical factors of Anti-Semitism are
found in religious questions regarding the Hebrew people as the chosen people
with whom God made the First Covenant.
The second factor in our framework of
analysis includes the political and racial grounds for Anti-Semitism. God
ordained the land of Israel in the Bible. Our third factor of Anti-Semitism
resides in the economic history of the Hebrew people as bankers, and
moneylenders. Psychological implications also become important. The historic
relationship of the Hebrew people with God influenced a Hebrew arrogance and
superiority. Meanwhile, the White or Aryan back-lash caused sustained
Meanwhile, the fifth factor in our
framework for analysis rests in the social and societal factors of
Anti-Semitism. The Hebrew and Jewish people have become throughout the Diaspora
a culture within a culture. Often assimilating when convenient and necessary.
Often in America they went from the Black side to the White side and vice
It is the consensus among Jewish and
Gentile historians that the Hebrew people have had a long history in banking
and finance. The following is a prominent theme prevalent in assessing Jewish
history in finance.
"In the period after the First
Crusade, the economic and social condition of the Jews in Europe changed.
Increasingly, they were denied all occupations but banking. Jews became the
agents of Princes. (William Nicholls, Christian Anti-Semitism, A History of
Hate, p. 232).
Nicholls goes on to describe what has
caused many writers of Jewish history to conclude that Jews are materialistic
profit seeking innovators of credit and loan-sharking.
"Few borrowers had enough credit
with the Jewish bankers that their loans could be obtained without security. In
most cases, some property had to be offered as collateral and its value
negotiated with the lender. As a result of defaults, the Jewish bankers came
into possession of a substantial quantity of second-hand goods they could sell
at a profit. (Nicholls, p. 233).
Thus Nicholls and many other Jewish
and Gentile historians conclude that many of these events led to a particular
medieval image of the Jews. This image projected Jews as greedy and oppressive
money lenders. This image survives to this day. (Nicholls, p. 235). This image
is vividly seen in the following quotation. Here though Nicholls notes that the
greed of Jews are fantasies.
"Perhaps the most persistent of
all the libel is the identification of Jews with usury. It has taken the form
of fantasies about Jewish financial control of the economics of the countries
where they live. Jews are widely believed to control the banks, the film
industry, and the media, and to use this control for their own narrow ends,
including the promotion of the state of Israel." (Nicholls, p. 386).
As the previous statements are
digested again, we refer to the parallels between the Hebrew people and Blacks
in America. Thus, what are the factors of economic racism and Anti-Semitism?
Also are Black scholars that seek to answer the previous questions
Anti-Semites? Meanwhile, what has been the historic economic dilemma for Blacks
and Jews? Have Jews suffered Anti-Semitism because of their control of money
and economic institutions? Have Blacks suffered racism because of lack of money
and a need by moneyed interests to exploit their labor power?
Again we look at who are the Hebrew people? Nicholls argues that:
"Those that denounce Zionism as
a form of Western Colonialism allege that Jews are simply Western people of
Jewish faith, without continuity with the ancient people of Israel. They are
members of a religion, not a nation it is asserted, perhaps not even
descendants of the ancient Israelites." (Nicholls, p. 393).
Thus, from the Black perspective most
Hebrews are merely White people. Thus, they harbor the same racial prejudices
as the White community. However, they often claim to be the friends of the