Anti-semitism is getting more vocal and more annoying than it has been for a long time. I'm not sure why, except that as people feel more and more powerless in the face of the Nanny State, they look for someone to blame, and Jews are an easy target (just as they've been for centuries).
I'm finding more and more "fringe" headlines like these:
- Jewish Intellectuals Call On Gays To Perform Sex Acts In Front Of Children
- Authoritarians and Jews: The Push to Normalize Pedophilia
Of course, a big part of the problem is that many so-called "Jews" aren't. They may have been born to Jewish parents, or have Jewish names or ancestry or DNA: but they've long since abandoned any pretense of being Jewish by belief, faith or actions. They don't practice their alleged faith at all, or merely go through the motions - just as many Christians do, too. As far too many of us have recognized, attendance at church on Sundays has nothing whatsoever to do with what one believes. It's how one lives out that alleged belief that determines whether one is, or is not, a Christian. As the apostle James put it: "Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works." By that standard, many of the "Jews" who are blamed for all of the world's evils (and then some) have little or no faith at all - like many Christians.
There are also those who insinuate that because some Jews behave wrongly, that must necessarily condemn the entire Jewish religion by association. Again, that's ridiculous. It's like saying that because the US President is a Democrat, then every American must be a Democrat; or that because some men are guilty of rape, then all men are guilty of rape by association. Utter nonsense, but there are those who prefer the easy, knee-jerk reaction rather than thinking it through. (I encounter anti-Semitic individuals of that stripe on Gab very frequently, because that network's policy of free speech does not censor them. I applaud that stance, because freedom of speech is vitally important. Gab regards us as adults, and expects us to block views that we find intolerable, being our own censor, as it were. That's what I do. Every time I find someone whose anti-Semitic or racist views show that they've gone off the rails, I block them. That way I don't have to be bothered by their nonsense. Freedom of speech does not imply that they have the right to force me to listen to their drivel.)
Some make much of the fact that the international influence of Jews is out of all proportion to their numbers. They cite the Rothschilds and international bankers, the elite in Hollywood, and many other groups, pointing to a preponderance of Jewish members of those groups (whom they blame for all sorts of hobgoblins and stereotypes). Again, consider the active religious practice of those concerned. Some may be practicing Jews; others much less so. It's not the label that matters, but the personal moral outlook and code of those involved. For every actively evil Jewish banker, I daresay I can find you a couple of dozen Christian, and Muslim, and Hindu bankers to match. It's not about their faith at all. In fact, as Christ warned us, "You cannot serve both God and money." Seems pretty clear to me!
Basically, friends, if you meet anyone who blames any particular group - Whites, or Jews, or Muslims, or meat-eaters, or drivers of cars using fossil fuels - for any or all evils in the world, you may be sure you're listening to a crackpot. It's simply not true, and furthermore it is not possible that it can ever be true, because evil is universal, not particular. It's found anywhere and everywhere, in every group and faith and time and clime and place imaginable. It existed long before the Judaic religion came into being, and it will doubtless exist as long as human beings are there to perpetrate it. Jews are not primarily responsible for it. Individual Jews may, indeed, be evil; but that's their individual responsibility, not that of their race or culture.
If you see someone pointing a finger of blame at "the Jews" for anything, you know the problem lies with them, not the Jews. That's the bottom line.