Thursday, November 10, 2016

882 ews dominate Globalist organizations; but this is not evidence of Conspiracy

Jews dominate Globalist organizations; but this is not evidence of
Conspiracy

Newsletter published on 9 November 2016

(1) Correction: Jim Spigelman, not Jim Lieberman
(2) Jewish friends voting for Trump
(3) Trump and the Jews: Paranoia at the Finish Line - Kevin MacDonald
(4) Jews dominate Globalist organizations; but this is not evidence of
Conspiracy

(1) Correction: Jim Spigelman, not Jim Lieberman
Correction: Jim Spigelman, not Jim Lieberman - chairman of the
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (re 18C)

From: Denis McC <wizard_of_aus@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2016
01:47:15 +0000

A useful round-up of the usual and unusual suspects Peter - but I think
down below re. Chairman of 'our' ABC here, you mean Jim Spigelman, not
Jim Lieberman, as you have written...just letting you know that I do
actually read  your stuff sometimes old pal.

(2) Jewish friends voting for Trump

From: Ron <rpt62960@aol.com>
Subject: Re: Trump ad targeting Globalists (Soros, Yellen, Goldman)
branded 'anti-Semitic' by ADL
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 17:52:15 -0700

I'm Jewish and have many Jewish friends voting for Trump so the " money
" may go HRC way but the people , even Jews .. Are voting for Trump .
Painting with a broad brush can be counter productive . Ron

(3) Trump and the Jews: Paranoia at the Finish Line - Kevin MacDonald

http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2016/11/trump-and-jews-part-6-trump-and-the-jews-6-ramping-up-the-hate-and-paranoia-as-we-approach-the-finish-line/

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 - 20:36

Trump and the Jews, #6: Ramping up the hate (and paranoia) as we
approach the finish line

November 7, 2016 — 28 Comments

Kevin MacDonald

With precious little time left to go in the election, it seems like
Jewish angst is ramping up, although of course, not all Jews see Donald
Trump as a disaster (see previous articles in this series). Here’s a
typical Trump rally as imagined by New York magazine writer Jonathan Chait.

     Another huge Trump rally last night that isn’t going to be reported
by Shillary’s crooked media pic.twitter.com/u0y0FBeSe6

     — Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) November 5, 2016

Much of the recent furor concerns Trump’s final ad, a 2-minute
masterpiece of populist rhetoric that depicts a "global power structure"
that is "bleeding America dry" with horrible trade deals that enrich
elites and open the gates to mass immigration. Activist Jews watching it
focused on the people depicted as behind this globalist takeover: George
Soros, Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal
Reserve, and Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman of Goldman Sachs, with the
implication that Clinton is their minion. As he noted in his famous West
Palm Beach speech which also triggered activist Jews and cucks like Rick
Wilson:

     The Clinton machine is at the center of this power structure. We’ve
seen this first hand in the WikiLeaks documents, in which Hillary
Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction
of U.S. sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers,
her special interest friends and her donors.

This was enormously triggering for the ADL which tweeted:

     This #Trump ad touches on images and rhetoric that anti-Semites
have used for ages https://t.co/fKjHU3Bsy5 pic.twitter.com/itMxVUpS2R

     — ADL (@ADL_National) November 6, 2016

But of course, this is an egregiously stupid tactic for Jews and
cuckservatives to take. Why call attention to Jewish involvement in
international banking when their involvement and their general
commitment to a globalist model for Western countries is well-known? As
Jonathan Taylor  noted in Counterpunch:

     For our tiny size, we are by far the most politically influential.
The worlds of finance, media, journalism and law are home to extremely
disproportionately high numbers of Jews. Leading globalist institutions
like the World Bank, IMF, and WTO have high numbers of Jewish executives
and staffers, as do organizations such as the Council on Foreign
Relations, which one informal estimate claims is around 50% Jewish. Half
of the US’s billionaires are Jewish. Jewish donors play an enormous role
in funding Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The normally Republican and
predominantly Jewish neoconservatives have thrown their support behind
Hillary. … Bringing up anti-Semitism then just reminds people of how
much influence and power Jews have.

A November 7 article at JTA focuses on Jewish responses to these
statements by Trump as tapping into a wellspring of anti-Semitism that
will unleash another holocaust ("Anti-Semitism unleashed by Trump
followers chills Jewish voters"). It begins ominously: "Pieties? Out.
Passports? In. Paranoia? On its way."

I’d have to say that paranoia is already here if this is any indication.
Another sample:

     "My sister and her son didn’t have passports, but I pushed her to
get them this summer," said Suzanne Reisman, 40, a New York City-based
writer who has been harassed by anti-Semites on Twitter. "My
grandparents were Holocaust survivors. I hope it won’t come to it, but
if we have to flee, we are ready."

At the extreme (psychiatric case) end of this paranoia is an article in
the Forward ("How Do I Explain My Trump Nazi Nightmare to My Mexican
American Daughter?") that begins by recounting the author’s nightmare of
a naked Trump appearing with a swastika headband and saying things like
"I’m deporting your daughter even though she was born in New York." For
her, it’s the 1930’s all over again, and we all know what that means:

     I watch the news. Here is what I see: On a recent interview with
CNN Trump says that he is for a ban on Muslims coming into the United
States. I check the date to see if it’s still 2016 and I’m living in New
York City or if it’s 1936 and I’m living in Nazi Germany, because for
one to say, "Muslims shouldn’t be allowed into the United States," to me
is the same thing as saying "Jews should wear a yellow star when they
walk down the street."

This paranoia is an integral part of Judaism’s bunker mentality — a
marker of strong ingroup identification and central to Judaism as a
group evolutionary strategy. As I noted in Chapter 7 of A People That
Shall Dwell Alone (pp. 218-219):

     A permanent sense of imminent threat appears to be common among
Jews. Writing on the clinical profile of Jewish families, Herz and Rosen
(1982) note that for Jewish families a "sense of persecution (or its
imminence) is part of a cultural heritage and is usually assumed with
pride. Suffering is even a form of sharing with one’s fellow-Jews. It
binds Jews with their heritage–with the suffering of Jews throughout
history." Zborowski and Herzog (1952, 153) note that the homes of
wealthy Jews in traditional Eastern European shtetl communities
sometimes had secret passages for use in times of anti-Semitic pogroms,
and that their existence was "part of the imagery of the children who
played around them, just as the half-effaced memory was part of every
Jew’s mental equipment." …

     Woocher (1986) shows that Jewish survival in a threatening world is
a fundamental theme of Judaism as a civil religion in contemporary
America. Within this world view, the gentile world is conceptualized as
fundamentally hostile, with Jewish life always on the verge of ceasing
to exist entirely. "Like many other generations of Jews who have felt
similarly, the leaders of the polity who fear that the end may be near
have transformed this concern into a survivalist weapon" (Woocher 1986,
73). Thus, for example, Woocher (1986) notes that there has been a major
effort since the 1960s to have American Jews visit Israel in an effort
to strengthen Jewish identification, with a prominent aspect of the
visit being a trip to a border outpost "where the ongoing threat to
Israel’s security is palpable" (p. 150).

Self-deception is another important aspect of Judaism as a group
evolutionary strategy and the focus of Chapter 8 of Separation and Its
Discontents. Perhaps the most self-deceptive comment comes from Julia
Ioffe, a journalist who was offended by Twitter comments after her hit
piece on Melania Trump appeared in GQ. Ioffe, who writes for Foreign
Affairs and Politico, said she was "personally glad to see the
outpouring of antisemitism" because it restored Jews’ status as a
persecuted minority.

     For a long time I was very frustrated by the discussion on kind of
the liberal side of the political spectrum, where Jews, like Israel,
were no longer seen as the underdog, no longer seen as the persecuted
minority, in fact, this kind of scurrying line of anti-Semitic
stereotype of us as the establishment, and people who run and control
everything.

This was too much even for Jeffrey Goldberg, who, as a leading
pro-Israel journalist (who, as editor-in-chief of Atlantic, also has a
perch in the elite media) is quite aware of Jewish power:  "Two things
can be true at once," implying that Jews could be a persecuted minority
and yet a dominant part of the establishment. Indeed, one might say that
in general Jews as an elite with different interests and attitudes than
other sectors of society, are the main cause of historical
anti-Semitism.  Without going into a laundry list of Jewish power in
America (Jonathan Taylor’s comments above are a good start), let’s just
say that writing for elite publications and being attacked by a bunch of
mainly anonymous Twitter trolls (some of whom are doubtless on the
payroll of the ADL) is not exactly a sign that you are on the outside
looking in.

     Now the polls are no longer rigged? Bet that changes when Orange
Hitler loses. #GoHillaryhttps://t.co/MNjHGLFUWn

     — (((Political Nerd))) (@Sttbs73) October 30, 2016

Also in the running for most self-deceptive pre-election comment is the
above-mentioned Jonathan Chait, writing in New York magazine ("The GOP’s
age of authoritarianism has only just begun."). For Chait, Trump is a
reincarnation of a decades-old Jewish bogeyman in American politics:
right wing populism.

     The party has grown increasingly reliant upon White identity
politics to supply its votes, which has left an indelible imprint on not
only the Republican Party’s function but also its form.

     Right-wing populism has had the same character for decades — in
1950, Theodor Adorno described the fear of outsiders, and the veneration
of law and order, as "the authoritarian personality"; in 1964, Richard
Hofstadter described a similar tendency as "the paranoid style" — but
until recently, those movements lived outside both political parties.

The work of Adorno and Hofstadter remains central to Jewish
intellectuals’ understanding of American politics. Chait’s comments are
a good example of how Jewish intellectuals are able to plug into
influential pseudoscientific movements led by strongly identified Jews
who were pursuing Jewish interests (Adorno and Hofstadter are covered in
Chapter 5 of The Culture of Critique).  For these Jewish intellectuals,
a particularly noxious aspect of populism is distrust of elites and
"experts" such as those vetted by the American university system — a
view that obviously dovetails with Jewish interests as an elite.
Hofstadter’s view that departures from liberal thinking derive from
"status anxiety" may seem relevant. However, Hofstadter framed status
anxiety as nothing more than psychopathology, while the anxieties of
Trump voters are not at all a psychopathology. In fact Trump voters have
very real fears about their future in non-White America (here, here,
here and here), and for good reason (see comments on David Brooks, below).

In making such statements, Chait ignores research that Trump voters are
not actually more authoritarian than non-Trump voters. They are actually
populists whose main characteristics are support for American
nationalism and distrust of elites — people like Chait and Brooks and
their employers. [Trump’s voters aren’t authoritarians, new research
says. So what are they? Washington Post, March 6, 2016]

What Chait fails to mention, of course, is that authoritarianism is
rampant on the left, most notably in universities where free speech is a
distant memory and we even see threats of physical assault. [...]

(4) Jews dominate Globalist organizations; but this is not evidence of
Conspiracy


Trump, Anti-Globalism and the Anti-Semitism Slur

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/10/14/trump-anti-globalism-and-the-anti-semitism-slur/

OCTOBER 14, 2016

by JONATHAN TAYLOR

There are few tactics in contemporary politics more effective than
labeling your opponent as an anti-Semite. So, as Donald Trump’s campaign
continues to ramp up its radical populism, Trump’s attacks on global
elites are increasingly being characterized as anti-Semitism. It’s as if
every time Trump excoriates a Washington insider or international
corporate power broker he really wants to say "Jew." At least, that’s
the charge by numerous members of the media, many of whom are Jewish
themselves.

Just listen to Louis Mensch, ostensibly a conservative blogger for Heat
St, whom Wikileaks just outed as a Hillary campaign helper: "Globalists
is a racist code word for Jew because there are none. free trade between
sovereign nations is not a wish to abolish the former." By Mensch’s
convoluted logic, since globalists don’t want to completely destroy
national sovereignty, they aren’t really globalists. Therefore when
people say globalists, they must mean Jews.

Or let’s hear from the Republican campaign strategist and "Never
Trump-er" Rick Wilson: "Globalist"…why don’t you just say "Jew" and get
it over with?"

Then there’s Bret Stephens from the Wall Street Journal, who demanded
conservative columnist Laura Ingraham be fired for using the term
"globalist cabal." "Globalist cabal" is an anti-Semitic dog whistle of
the first order. Fox News should act," Stephens insisted.

And Louis Mensch again: ""Globalists" is, like "zionists" or "zios" the
new antisemitic code word for Jews". Distressing news no doubt to
anti-Zionist Jews and critics of Israel, who are used to being
spuriously accused of anti-Semitism.

Then there’s neocon blowhard Jamie Kirchick’s response to an incoherent
tweet by Paul Ryan challenger Paul Nehlen, about Ryan’s staffer Dan
Senor "With globalist advisers like @DanSenor it’s no wonder @PRyan is
to the left of @HillaryClinton on #TPP. " To which Kirchick responded
"Why don’t you just say "Jew?"" Senor is indeed Jewish, and is rumored
to be the person who leaked the infamous Trump- Billy Bush "pussy" tape
to the press.

One Is tempted to just quote Lewis Carroll: "When I use a word," Humpty
Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it
to mean—neither more nor less."

But perhaps we should take a step back and look at the words globalism
and globalist themselves . Globalism is currently used mainly to
describe economic and political globalization. The word first became
popular in the 1940s to describe US policies of containment of the
Soviet Union. "Globalist" refers more broadly to someone who favors
"global capitalism" and to political leaders who strive to create a
unified global economy. In its more political-economic sense, the word
"globalist" refers to international institutions that intervene
globally. The United Nations, World Bank, IMF, World Trade Organization,
EU, OECD, G20 and World Economic Forum are examples of globalist
institutions. Politicians and bureaucrats who favor these institutions
and their ability to dictate terms to sovereign states are globalists.
Essentially, we are talking about the majority of mainstream US
politicians from both parties.

In its more conspiratorial sense the word globalist is applied to groups
who are thought to attempt to create global policies secretly or behind
the scenes. This would include groups such as the Trilateral Commission,
the Bilderberg Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, or the people
who put together global trade deals that override national laws, like
the TPP.

In his speech of October 13, 2016, Donald Trump used the term globalist
repeatedly, triggering accusations of anti-Semitism from media outlets
such as Mother Jones and Raw Story. The ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt
tweeted his concern, mildly stated compared to the rampant Twitter
hysteria, that "Trump should avoid rhetoric&tropes" that suggest
anti-Jewish themes. But despite the media pile-on, Trump has been
discussing globalism in his speeches for months. As Jill Stein and to a
lesser extent Bernie Sanders represent the long-standing
anti-globalization movement of the left, Trump represents the
anti-globalization movement of the right. And there is significant
overlap between the two, as opposition to the TPP demonstrates or to
provocative militarism towards Russia demonstrates.

Back on April 27, in a speech on foreign policy, Trump stated: "We will
no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of
globalism. The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness
and harmony."

 From his acceptance speech at the RNC: "The most important difference
between our plan and that of our opponents, is that our plan will put
America first. Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo."

 From a speech on jobs on June 28: "Today, we import nearly $800 billion
more in goods than we export. This is not some natural disaster. It is
politician-made disaster. It is the consequence of a leadership class
that worships globalism over Americanism."

Trump appeals to economic nationalist policies, calling for more
advantageous trade deals and hinting at protectionism. On foreign policy
he advocates for less interventionism and military policy that is
primarily defensive and in service of clear US national interests. He
questions the patriotism of US elites by implying they serve some other
power than the American people. That these ideas are appealing is not
surprising in a country in which 70% of all households have less than
$1000 in savings.

But are these policies anti-Semitic? Trump, whose daughter Ivanka is a
Jewish convert married to an Orthodox Jewish husband who is a top Trump
campaign advisor, seems an unlikely Jew hater, but the mainstream
Hillary-loving press has been insisting he is Hitler throughout the
campaign (odd since they also accusing him of being controlled by
Russia. A new Molotov-Ribbentrop pact?) As the election looms the media
are busy cranking up Jewish paranoia to 11. As the unflappably cool
Matthew Iglesias surmises. "My guess is that in a Trump administration
angry mobs will beat and murder Jews and people of color with impunity."

In the wake of Trump’s October 13 speech, reporter Travis Gettys
informed his readers that Trump’s very reference to international banks
at all was anti-Semitic. His article for Raw Story was just a series of
breathlessly fearmongering tweets. If Trump attacking bankers inspires
such fear and loathing one hesitates to guess what Gettys must think of
Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders, let alone bankster critics like
Michael Hudson or David Graeber. Clearly goose-stepping brownshirts all.

Tactically speaking, the primary purpose of an accusation of
anti-Semitism is to end debate. So if someone says "globalist is a code
word for Jews", or "blaming international banks for economic problems is
anti-Semitic", the function of this is to ensure that globalists and
international banks cannot be blamed. It’s as if someone responded to
the Occupy movement that "the 1%" is a codeword for Jews, so we should
stop talking about wealth disparity." The ramifications are obvious –
leave the global elites out of this campaign or you’re a Jew-hating
bigot and by the way here comes the ADL.

Second, by making this association, these supposed defenders of the Jews
are in fact the ones at risk of fostering anti-Semitism. If "globalists"
are conflated with Jews by Jews, then doesn’t that means that globalists
ARE Jews? If "international bankers" is a cover for anti-Semitism, than
by simple deduction most international bankers must be Jewish! The mind
reels at the notion that suggesting these ideas is some sort of
push-back against the actual anti-Semitism found among those who discuss
"the Jewish Question" on the alt-right. And of course the alt-right
trolls read these tweets, chuckle and say they knew it all along.

For those sitting on the sidelines, a logical response to these
accusations of anti-Semitism is to start wondering about just exactly
how Jewish the global elites really are. Of course, this is way beyond
anything Trump is asking his supporters to do. Trump does not "name the
Jew" as segments of the alt-right wish he did. Given his prominent
position in globalist networks of power, Trump knows that while Jews are
disproportionately represented that doesn’t mean that the global elite
itself is predominantly Jewish. However Trump has singled out a couple
of Jews in recent speeches: George Soros, and Sidney Blumenthal. Soros,
as an extraordinarily wealthy financer and speculator who also funds an
enormous amount of liberal and dare I say globalist causes around the
world has long been a subject of attention on the far right. Blumenthal
is less important, as a prominent Clinton advisor and Libya plotter who
makes cameo appearances in Wikileaks. But naming a couple of prominent
Jews associated with Hillary is hardly reading the Protocols of the
Elders of Zion to the SS. Of course it is possible that Trump has some
antipathy towards Jews, but far more likely that his actual beef is with
globalists whose policies he is opposed to and whom are doing their
damnedest to try to prevent him from becoming president.

Anti-Semitism is frequently used to silence people from saying the
things they want or need to say. Trump needs to make his case for
economic populism and an essentially paleoconservative foreign policy by
depicting his opponents as the enemy. When the enemy appears to be an
octopus-like conglomeration of career politicians like the Clintons,
Wall Street bankers, wealthy .. uh… globalists like George Soros,
oligarchs with media empires like Carlos Slim and Jeff Bezos, Trump
needs to affix a label to them. He does use "special interests" but the
term is ambiguous and there are special interests on Trump’s side as
well. So Trump must name his enemy, and globalist is the word that fits
best.

Trump’s Jewish attackers want to pretend that Trump is an anti-Semite
and all of his attacks on globalist institutions or individuals is a
personal attack on Jews. That’s preposterous, and projection. Trump’s
Jewish attackers don’t want to admit their Jewish privilege. We Jews
(yes, I’m one) are the wealthiest religious group in America and the
second richest ethnic group behind Indian-Americans. For our tiny size,
we are by far the most politically influential. The worlds of finance,
media, journalism and law are home to extremely disproportionately high
numbers of Jews. Leading globalist institutions like the World Bank,
IMF, and WTO have high numbers of Jewish executives and staffers, as do
organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, which one
informal estimate claims is around 50% Jewish. Half of the US’s
billionaires are Jewish. Jewish donors play an enormous role in funding
Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The normally Republican and predominantly
Jewish neoconservatives have thrown their support behind Hillary. None
of this is evidence of conspiracy. Jews are overrepresented in a many
other fields as well, such as mathematics, physics, medicine,
philosophy, etc. Jews like to argue with each other and with gentiles,
and anybody positing a unified Jewish perspective on any issue has
obviously never had Shabbat dinner with a typical Jewish extended
family. But claims that Jews are using their disproportionate wealth and
influence to support Hillary Clinton are, in fact, true.

Bringing up anti-Semitism then just reminds people of how much influence
and power Jews have. Casually hurling charges of anti-Semitism at
critics of globalism is incredibly ill-advised and unhelpful. Trump’s
critique of globalism, global elite corruption, and the role of bankers
in global affairs is not anti-Semitic but the people who allege that it
is are the ones who actually foster anti-Semitism, while simultaneously
protecting globalism and globalist institutions from critique.
Anti-Semitism is on the rise in some parts of the alt-right. There’s no
need to make it worse by shaming people who criticize global elites.

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