I know you can’t please everybody all the time. I know that no matter what you actually do in your life, there’s going to be someone out there who would rather assume the worst about you- who will go out of their way to judge, misinterpret, and misinform regarding every single gesture, every word, every thought, just because they feel they can and, sometimes, because they feel they should. I couldn’t count on all the fingers in the history of fingers throughout every corner of the earth the amount of times people have made assumptions about me, simply because it seemed easier at the time than actually having a real conversation. There’s probably even someone reading this right now who unconsciously anticipates some display of error in logic or grammar because these thoughts are being formed by yours truly. Sure, that’s frustrating- but I’ve come to expect it and even accept it, because rarely can anyone change their mind if they aren’t willing.
It would be great to have the opportunity to actually be on the level with those who propagate drama and misinformation, to actually be able to be like “hey there, maybe you don’t realize this, but you actually do more damage in the world by trying to portray me and other people in this light which you have dreamed up for your own gratification. There’s no sense of love, no sense of truth, or community in what you’re doing. So why can’t you let go and simply live your own life?” This would require that person to actually look at themselves instead of other people and that’s not always a comfortable undertaking. And as much as I would love to be able to communicate this to that hypothetical person somewhere out there in the ether, I’m often too busy doing this to myself- being the most qualified for the job and all, you know, being the only one capable of perceiving everything happening in my own head. Trust me on this one- I was trying to incessantly set myself straight before you even knew I existed.
But way way waaaaaaaaay beyond that point is a shocker of a reality cue- while some random person who has never tried to even have a meaningful conversation with me is judging me for a million things I can probably guarantee aren’t even based in any facts, there’s a whole group of people organizing a dogma based on ignorance and hatred for a race of people, a people who are also probably innocent of the majority of, if not all, accusations. Knowing this, how could I stand around giving two shits what anyone thinks about me? Meanwhile, the next reich is being rallied like it’s an upcoming bake sale and a huge mass of people are okay with this. Granted, as I said earlier, you can’t change anybody’s mind who isn’t willing to change so, certainly, this is no easy task. And yes, the task is to try and educate people on the fallacy and the danger of bigotry and fascism. I’m not talking about silencing these voices- I’m talking about listening to them like they have something important to say and considering every single point without preconception. No disease can be treated if the disease is not studied and the only way to do that is methodically and objectively, with as little insertion of bias as possible. Because only then can the holes in an argument be detected and counteracted with Reason.
That being said, I recently became aware of a site on the interwebs that embodies this kind of ignorance and hatred.
Partly, I feel I have done a disservice by spreading this site and its message further along. However, reading the beliefs these people share and how they refer to Jewish people, I could not just sit back without attempting to communicate with the author of this site. It seems that, based on the pre-existing comments, most visitors are like-minded and only those who agree with the author leave comments- so I left a comment that is supposedly waiting to be reviewed by the moderator. If the comment makes it onto the site, then perhaps at least the author might be open to allowing other opinions to be expressed. Otherwise, it’s a scary situation here. If they refuse to at least remotely consider other sides, then it truly is dogmatic, group-think, and potentially dangerous.
So anyways, I tried to stay objective, here’s what I threw out at them-
The following is an attempt at objectivity without the precept that all Jewish people want to enslave the world and commit mass genocide. It would be rash on my part to assume that your entire premise is wrong before doing extensive research and forming logical antecedents that would potentially call into question your essential premise.
However, from what I have already read on here, there is one red flag already flapping to and fro. Perhaps the color red is coincidental (that’s how objective I’m attempting to be here, while acknowledging my own underlying disagreement), but it’s boldly apparent- the claim, which I’m hardly paraphrasing, is that Jewish people run everything and that you are justified in hating them for that very reason. Okay, fair enough- but how many Jewish people have you really taken the time to talk with about this subject, in a manner that has allowed calm and cool rationality to dictate? Maybe a handful? The fact that you don’t even want them in “your” nation seems to suggest that this would be a difficult task on both ends, that is, refraining from allowing an excess of emotions to infiltrate the discussion.
So how do you really KNOW that your beliefs regarding Jewish people are, in fact, based in any truth that can be allocated to the entire race of people? So some old men with lots of money happen to be Jewish? Sure, that’s a little suspect, maybe. But what about all the non-Jewish white people with lots of money that control things? Is that just an anomaly? Are they just not wealthy or powerful enough to be taken as seriously as the Jewish people who have money? Right, well what about all the poor Jewish families throughout the world? In New York alone, 1 in every 4 Jewish people are considered in poverty by national standards of poverty and, statistically, these are Hasidic Jews and not the more modern- meaning that the more old world the Jewish person, the poorer they tend to be. Try walking up to any of these people and convince them they are controlling your nation. How can you form an ideology of fascism around what seems like a pretty obvious logical fallacy? That simply because you have to follow rules in a society where wealthy people own businesses and, naturally, have some financial investment in the media that, therefore, all Jewish people are the enemy against your culture? How can you back that up with any consistent logic?
And what’s even more looming in this comedy of errors, as I see it at least, is your apparent entitlement to have your own nation of white people that is to be established on land you took from another race! If you want to hold to your roots (which are probably different roots for every single different person who could possibly read these very words) than you would likely have to own up to the fact that your ancestors did exactly what you’re blaming Jewish people for doing and yet you don’t even consider the potential hypocrisy in that, or do you? Your ability to express yourself with grammatically and syntactically appropriate thought structures doesn’t mean anything you’re expressing is logically justified. So consider the possibility, just for a moment really and truly consider this, that there is absolutely no logical justification for your hatred against another race and that it’s not only possible but highly probable that this hatred has another more internal source and that the Jewish race is actually a scapegoat for a more personal pain and dissatisfaction that has literally nothing to do with Jewish people at all. Not trying to totally steal your thunder, just throwing that out there in case that’s an option that hasn’t been eagerly examined for various reasons (like the whole opening ‘old wounds’ situation we all face from time to time). Honestly though, I’m really interested in getting some thoughtful responses that don’t simply rely on this ‘us vs. them’ shtick (yikes, I just dropped some Yiddish, I hope that doesn’t nullify my argument here).
As a final thought, you might assume that Israel has brainwashed me or that I’m “one of them”- while it is true that I have been raised with a considerable amount of Jewish people and Jewish culture (for instance, I went to a private Jewish school in elementary), I do not identify myself as Jewish and neither does anybody in my family. I am, for all intents and purposes, a white American male of partly European descent and I have no problems with Jewish people, even the ones with a lot of money. I still get riled up over oppression, injustice, ignorance, and the general sufferings of being human all across the board- for some reason my own capacity to infer from information presented to me determines, for myself, that the energy invested into hating and fearing Jewish people, because some old guy who’s name might end in ‘stein owns a couple of news channels and newspapers, could be better invested in a million other things- like learning a musical instrument, or reading a book, or learning how to cook a new dish, or spending time with your kids instead of spreading hatred over the Internet because it feels empowering. Again, I’m not trying to say you guys are turned around and looking in the wrong direction in regards to why you’re so angry, but the signs seem to be suggesting this is a misdirected effort on your part and, at the risk of sounding condescending but genuinely not attempting to do so, your limited time on the planet has not been fully taken into consideration and, so, the gaps of information have been filled in with speculation riddled with ignorance, paranoia, and hatred that is something individual-based, something personal and still unresolved. I assume my own ignorance on some level, but my distaste for injustice has compelled me to write this to absolve innocent people from being held as scapegoats for other people who have not found more constructive ways to influence their world. And that is all.