Archive for May, 2011

Are Jews Parasites?

May 21, 2011

It has been claimed to me that Jews are inherently parasitic. Is this true? Probably not, let’s look at the evidence.

The main evidence that Jews are inherently parasitic is the fact that Jews are heavily involved in jobs and professions like law and finance where workers seem to be just shuffling paper and getting rich while not actually producing anything.

However, it seems pretty clear to me that these sorts of jobs are actually very important. For example, if you want to build a modern factory or chip fabrication plant, you need a lot of fancy contracts to organize all of the workers and contractors involved. You also need bankers to raise capital. An informal arrangement might work for a small project, like two buddies opening a sandwich shop together but for something involving thousands of people and entities and millions of dollars of investment, you need bankers and lawyers.

I would imagine that a lot of the blacks in Zimbabwe used to think that the White farmers were just parasites; sitting back counting their money while the blacks did all the hard work. And yet without whites, those farms came grinding to a halt. Which just goes to show that just because your hands aren’t getting dirty doesn’t mean you are a parasite.

At the same time, there is one piece of evidence that Jews are not inherently parasitic, which is that we now have a country — Israel — which is overwhelmingly Jewish but which does pretty well economically. Would the Jews starve without the Arabs? Of course not.

Now, you might respond that Israel uses a lot of non-Jewish labor, but it doesn’t follow that Israeli Jews are parasites and in any event, similar things could be said about a lot of industrialized countries. For example, there are a lot of Filipino and Bengali workers in Japan and a lot of Turkish workers in Germany. There are a lot of Black and Hispanic workers in the US. Does this mean that Japanese and Germans are parasites? Does this mean that White Americans are parasites? I don’t think so.

What about the fact that some Jews feel that Jews are superior and Gentiles should be serving Jews?  Well first of all, there are supremacists in most groups and it doesn’t necessarily reflect the views of the group as a whole.  More importantly, one’s view of how things should be doesn’t necessarily reflect how things are.  If I believe that Alessandra Toressoni should be my sex slave, it doesn’t make it so.

Is the US Israel’s Puppet? Continued

May 9, 2011

There are those who argue that the US gets involved in conflicts, particularly conflicts in the Middle East because of the influence of the Israel lobby. This seems rather unlikely for a couple reasons:

First, most of these conflicts are between side which both hate Israel. Second, Israel’s interests in the conflicts are pretty minimal compared to other peoples’ interests.

For example, consider the recent conflict in Libya. Is it really in Israel’s interests to support the Libyan rebels? How? Or consider the Persian Gulf War. If the US was there because of Israel, why didn’t the US force the Kuwaiti government to recognize Israel as a condition of getting the country back for them?

Anyway, what exactly is the evidence for the puppet hypothesis? Pretty much the only evidence is that sometimes the parties to these middle-east conflicts blame their actions on Israel and accuse the other side of being controlled by the Zionists. (Frequently both sides make this accusation against the other side.) For example, Saddham Hussein claimed that the real reason he invaded Kuwait was because he’s against Israel. But why should anyone believe this? If it’s really about Israel, why not just attack Israel in the first place rather than first grab his oil-rich neighbor which also hates Israel? Why should we believe the self-serving claims of someone willing to rob and murder, especially when those claims make little sense?