Self-Deception and Guruism among Jews
(Occidental Observer Blog) -- by Kevin MacDonald --
Life is really easy if you are in the business of refuting “anti-Semites.” Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal has a predictably vacuous column on the comments of Karel De Gucht–a topic previously discussed here. Mr. De Gucht stated, “Do not underestimate the Jewish lobby on Capitol Hill.” Stephens says that the comment dispenses with “the usual fine-grained, face-saving distinction about the difference between a ‘Jewish’ and an ‘Israel’ lobby.”
What makes it so easy for Stephens is that he doesn’t have to actually provide any data showing the relationship between Jews and the Israel Lobby. It’s enough to simply say that De Gucht failed to make the distinction to brand him an anti-Semite. Of course, it wouldn’t have mattered if he referred to the Israel Lobby. That too would doubtless cast him as an anti-Semite. Titling their book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy certainly didn’t prevent [Walt and Mearsheimer] from being labeled anti-Semites.
Stephens uses the same tactic in dismissing De Gucht’s statement that “There is indeed a belief—it’s difficult to describe it otherwise—among most Jews that they are right. And it’s not so much whether these are religious Jews or not. Lay Jews also share the same belief that they are right. So it is not easy to have, even with moderate Jews, a rational discussion about what is actually happening in the Middle East.”
Here, then, was a case not of “criticism of Israel” or “anti-Zionism,” the usual sheets under which this sort of mentality hides. Mr. De Gucht’s target was Jews, the objects of his opprobrium their malign political influence and crippled mental reflexes. If this isn’t anti-Semitism, the term has no meaning.Again, Stephens feels no need to actually discuss whether Jews tend to behave this way. The subject is out of bounds–automatically nothing more than “anti-Semitism.”...
Near the heart of the financial meltdown was the towering self-confidence of Larry Summers, Robert Rubin and Alan Greenspan in opposing any regulation on the derivatives market. Summers seems to be pivotal. When Brooksley Born, head of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, proposed that some thought should be given to regulation, Summers reportedly said “I have thirteen bankers in my office, and they say if you go forward with this you will cause the worst financial crisis since World War II.” As Johnson and Kwak note (p. 9), we don’t actually know if there were any bankers in Summers’ office; “more likely he came to his own conclusion.” The point is that Summers had an unshakable faith that what he was saying was correct–a faith that was not based on the way the world actually works. Nevertheless, Ms. Born was successfully pushed aside and ultimately a law was enacted preventing any regulation of the derivatives market. It’s quite analogous to Freud’s total confidence in the Oedipal Complex as a core doctrine of psychoanalysis and expelling anyone who disagrees.
Self-deception is not the entire story here. More likely, it relates to the centrality of charismatic leadership among Jews–a theme of Culture of Critique and very apparent in the Bernie Madoff scandal: The rabbi guru surrounded by worshipful disciples. Madoff was “like a God” People around him “regarded Bernie like a messiah. He was spoken of as if godlike.” “He was received like visiting royalty, mysterious and unapproachable” (see John Graham and Kevin MacDonald, “Is the Madoff Scandal Paradigmatic?”) He was brilliant; a genius. Because of his financial wisdom, everything turned to gold. Naysayers were ignored, and Jewish naysayers were labeled anti-Semites for not believing in the wisdom of Bernie.
Of course, Madoff exploited this tendency toward hero worship among Jews to his own advantage and defrauded others in the process. In the case of the imperial wars so confidently trumpeted by the neocons and in the financial meltdown, the victims are the entire country. And the scary thing is that Summers is still running the economy...MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
I was struck by its Stephens’ headline: Europe Reverts to Type/The EU’s response to anti-Semitism? “No comment.”
How I read this is that Stephens believes Europe is reverting to its “anti-Semitic,” Christian type, and this trend should be arrested. I find it ironic in that even as these Jewish Zionists demand a clash of civilizations with Islam, they only want it on their terms, meaning it has to be the Jewish-engineered Judeo Christian Zionist/statist-liberal-Capitalist identity as the flag under which the West is clashing, and not an authentic Christian identity.
Jewry is so smug and arrogant at this point that it doesn’t even bother hiding its contempt and hostility towards the West’s Christian heritage in favor this lobotomized, neo-American, Noahide equivalent. Zionist Jewry’s agenda reminds me a lot of Jeffrey Dahmer’s experiments of lobotomizing his victims in order to turn them into zombie sex slaves.
These people have the minds of serial killers.
Regarding the second half of the article, it seems that large elements of Jewish collective are highly prone towards bandwagoneering. Whether its Marxism, Zionism, or neo-conservatism/neo-liberalism, if enough Jews are “doing it,” then it’s the next big thing, and if you’re not in on it than you are a pathetic outlier who’s behind the times, “no question about it.”
This is an incredibly dangerous mentality for any society’s elite to have, because the bandwagon may be going in one direction today, and the complete opposite direction the next day. In addition to Jewry, this ungrounded, unprincipled, schizophrenic mentality seems to have plagued the more Jewish-influenced elements of American society going back decades.
These pathetic modern Goy elites following around Jewry like lost puppies are as ungrounded and nuts as the schizophrenic Jews themselves. No wonder America is such a mess today.
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