Anti Semites and other lunatics love spreading the canard that Jews control everything and run the world like a puppet show. This is obviously stupid, but it does, like all lies, have a smidgen of truth in it. (See Rashi on Joseph’s dreams.)
We don’t intend to, but the world always divides on Jewish schisms. Like the claim that Israel causes all the world’s wars, it sort of does inspire them if not intentionally. There’s nothing we can do about the fact that we are the core of Western Civilization other than to accept it and assume the role in order to lead the world, finally, to peace. Until we accept the role that the anti Semites insist that we have, the world will continue to be at war.
The most obvious example right now is Iran’s intention to destroy Israel, and the fact that America is now threatening to enter the scene and start yet another war. We, the Jews, didn’t want anything to do with this, but once again, we are forced to take center stage. That is our role after all.
But this post was initially going to be about the economy and economic philosophy. So here it is. The two schools at war now are the Keynesians and the Austrians. Besides Keynes himself, virtually everyone else in this war is Jewish.
On one hand, you have Paul Krugman, Alan Greenspan, and Ben Bernanke, all Jews. They like the idea of price stability, because they think price stability is essential to keeping an economy stable. So when prices go down, they buy bonds and print money so the prices go back up. And when prices go too high, they sell bonds and suck up money so they go back down when they should be higher.
The opposite of course is true. Price stability only destabilizes an economy. As supply and demand changes, prices MUST change. Otherwise, malinvestment occurs when people buy things that aren’t worth what the real market price should be and vice versa. This gives you booms and busts.
On the other side of this war are Ludwig Von Mises, F.A. Hayek, Peter Schiff, and Murray Rothbard. All Jews. They think we shouldn’t do anything to fix prices. As Mises puts it in his book “The Theory of Money and Credit”: (Page 102 in the Liberty Fund edition for those interested)
The loss of a consumption good or production good results in a loss of human satisfaction; it makes mankind poorer. The gain of such a good results in an improvement of the human economic position; it makes mankind richer. The same cannot be said of the loss or gain of money. Both changes in the available quantity of production goods or consumption goods and changes in the available quantity of money involve changes in values; but whereas the changes in the value of the production goods and consumption goods do not mitigate the loss or reduce the gain of satisfaction resulting from the changes in their quantity, the changes in the value of money (prices) are accommodated in such a way to the demand for it that, despite increases or decreases in its quantity, the economic position of mankind remains the same. An increase in the quantity of money can no more increase the welfare of the members of a community, than a diminution of it can decrease their welfare.
Ludwig Von Mises. A Jew.
And as the Keynesian Jews and the Austrian Jews duke it out, the global economy hangs in the balance. Consider me one more Jew on the Austrian side of the equation.
Before I get into the question in depth and why it is even asked, the quick answer is no. The question itself is almost meaningless, since the term “Anti Semitic” has lost almost all of its meaning in the decades since Europe tried to exterminate the Jewish people in the 40’s. At this point, calling someone anti Semitic is the equivalent of calling that person a doodoo head. It really lacks any serious definition, means a million things to a million different people, and is about as useful as Jenine Garofallo calling you a racist if you don’t like Obama. It ends any serious debate.
So let’s narrow the question down to something definable. Does Ron Paul dislike Jews? No. Does he think that Jews are trying to take over the world? No. Does he think Israel is responsible for the Iraq, Afghanistan, and Lybian Wars? No.
The reason Jews think twice when they think of Ron Paul is that so many of his followers fit a more broad definition of “anti Semitic”. Let’s not even call it that. Let’s just say many of Ron Paul’s followers hate Israel.
The reason is fairly obvious why Israel haters would join up with Ron Paul. Paul is the only candidate who wants to end all foreign aid, to Israel as well as everyone else in the world. So pretend you hate Israel for a second or pretend you are actually a bona fide neo Nazi or something similar. Who would you vote for? Obviously Ron Paul.
Taking a quick look at Ron Paul’s friends, you can see fairly quickly that many of them genuinely hate Israel, or at least give platforms to those who really detest the Jewish State.
Take Lew Rockwell for example, Paul’s former campaign chief of staff. Does Rockwell hate Jews? No. In fact, he founded the Ludwig von Mises institute, named for the Jewish Austrian economist. The guy is his hero, and he is Jewish. And no, Mises was not some self-hating Jew like Torquemada or Karl Marx (both Jews).
What Lew Rockwell is, is very dubious and mistrusting of Israel. This is clear through the people he invites to contribute to his website, LewRockwell.com, such as Eric Margolis, who has mentioned the possibility that the Mossad was behind 9/11 and that Israel instigated the Iraq War for its own benefit and other such wacky nonsense. There’s also Michael Scheuer, a former CIA agent who really hates Israel in a very clear sense of hate. If you’ve ever heard Scheuer speak about Israel and you’re Jewish, it can make your skin crawl. I mean the guy really sounds creepy with the power he attributes to the Jewish people and their purported ability to lead the White House around on a leash using the all powerful AIPAC.
On everything else, Scheuer’s good. But he is unquestionably in the Ron Paul crowd, and regarding Israel and Jews as a nation, he is a “doodoo head”, to stick to prior terminology.
Hunt around the major Ron Paul hubs like DailyPaul.com or ronpaulforums.com, and you’ll find plenty of hatred for Israel especially. Around the time of flotilla, Paulian hubs were abuzz with Israel bashing hatred.
This is all perfectly fine by me. One of the good things about finally having your own country back is that you no longer have to deal with people hating you by crying to the local bishop, pope, or political leader. You can take matters into your own hands. By that I mean, ignore it, or try to figure out why it’s happening and stop it. What you should NOT do as a Jew, is whine to another country about it (like America). That just makes it worse.
The reason many Ron Paul supporters hate Israel is that we’re always whining to America for one reason or other because we think America is our father. And Ron Paul supporters really want to be left alone rather than be caught up in entangling alliances with anyone. And what is more entangling than to be caught up in the Jewish state with the oldest nation in the world that never seems to go away and always pisses everyone off for never ever GOING AWAY and always being the center of attention? It’s very unnerving, and you get caught up with the arabs who have the oil and weapons and this and that and they just want out of it.
So then they start wondering why Israel always gets so much attention and instead of looking through history and seeing that the Jews are, have always been, and always will be at the very center of the West as the founders of Christianity, that the West actually worships a Jew as its God and has the Jewish bible as its bible and facing up to the implications of these facts (namely that the Jews are the epicenter of Western culture itself), they just brush it all off and say the Jews are trying to control everything, because why else would they be getting all this attention all the time? And their hatred focuses on Israel because that is the organizing force behind the People. It makes sense superficially.
The fact that Israel does indeed want America to take care of Iran for her infuriates them, and I understand why. They’re approaching fiscal Armageddon and they have to defend a bunch of Jews from some Persians and spend another half trillion dollars they don’t have?
To all the Paulites reading this – we can take care of Iran ourselves. Unlike what the politicians say in Israel, Iran is not a global problem. It is a Jewish problem only, Iran threatened Israel with annihilation, not America, and we’ll have to deal with them ourselves. I don’t want anyone defending me except my family. America is my friend, but Iran is my fight, not America’s.
As for Ron Paul himself, he has every reason to actually be anti Semitic, yet he is not. He hates the Fed, especially Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke, both Jews. You think Madoff was bad in ripping the country off for $50 billion? Just wait till we get the Fed audited and we see how much we got ripped off by the Greenspan and Bernanke administrations!
There is a serious danger that when America finds out about its missing trillions, a real crusade like wave of “doodoo headedness” could break out accusing the Jews of ripping America off for all it was worth.
I don’t think it will happen, but what you should know about Paul himself on these issues is that he does not blame Greenspan, Bernanke, or any other individual. He blames the system, a system that believes you can artificially set the value of money and interest rates to whatever you want and pretend to have a stable economy.
It doesn’t take much to trigger a wave of Jew hatred in the mind of a society whose bible blames Jews for murdering God. We saw that already in the Dreyfus Affair of the 19th century where France went from liberal to rabid in a matter of days.
What I’m saying is that when the Fed does get exposed finally, the only person I’d trust to be in office and be able to stem a tide of Jew hatred that I can only hope will not be unleashed, is Ron Paul.
Everyone else seems to be yaking about Mitt Romney’s lawn and insisting that Israel needs more money from a bankrupt country. Dangerous indeed.