That was the best stated opinion about the sad state of affairs in this country! Bravo!! I believe that all of the above is correct and straight to the point.
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Yes for current events; but what led up to the current events/ More Americans better figure this out:
This hasn't happened suddenly:
Behind Communism : Frank L Britton : Free Download & Streaming ...http://archive.org/details/BehindCommunism
by Frank L Britton. Probably published in 1952.
(down loaded from the internet)
When Behind Communism was first published, the official position of the U.S.S.R. was that Lenin was a Slavic Russian, not a Jew. However, subsequent to the book's publication, following the fall of the Iron Curtain in the mid- 80's, it was finally admitted that, indeed, the monstrous criminal, Vladimir Lenin, was a Jew!
THE PERSECUTION MYTH
With Shrill Insistence
We cannot undertake even this brief history of the modern Jew without taking note of a phenomenon which has confounded gentile societies for twenty centuries. This is the ability of the Jewish people
to collectively retain their identity despite centuries of exposure to Christian civilization. To any student of Judaism, or to the Jews themselves, this phenomenon is partly explained by the fact that Judaism is neither mainly a religion, nor mainly a racial matter, nor yet is it simply a matter of nationality. Rather it is all three; it is a kind of trinity. Judaism is best described as a nationality built on the twin pillars of race and religion.
All this is closely related to another aspect of Judaism, namely, the persecution myth. Since first appearing in history we find the Jews propagating the idea that they are an abused and persecuted people, and this idea is, and has always been, central in Jewish thinking. The myth of persecution is the adhesive and cement of Judaism; without it Jews would have long since ceased to exist, their racial-religious nationality notwithstanding. Jews do not always agree among themselves, and it is only in the presence of their enemiesreal or imaginedthat Jewish thinking crystalizes into unanimity. In this respect they differ not at all from other peoples: Adolph Hitler solidified German opinion around the idea that Germany was wronged at Versailles, that the German people
were abused and victimized by the Allies, and that only by holding together could they prevail against the overwhelming might of their enemies ...
For twenty-five centuries the Jewish mind has been conditioned by the same appeal. Through all Jewish thinking and all Jewish history the refrain of persecution has sounded with shrill insistence. Thus we find every accident of fortune being chronicled, enhanced, and passed on to succeeding generations as another example of gentile cruelty to the chosen race. And almost inevitably we find opposition to Jewish aspirations and ambitions being translated into these same terms of persecution, and all Jewish shortcomings being excused on the same basis.
Now it is a fact that the Jewish people have suffered numerous hardships in the course of their history, but this is true of other peoples too. The chief difference is that the Jews have kept score they have made a tradition of persecution. A casual slaughter of Christians
is remembered by no one in 50 years, but a disability visited upon a
few Jews is preserved forever in Jewish histories. And they tell their
woes not only to themselves, but to a sympathetic world as well . . .
Throughout the Medieval period*, which lasted from 500 A.D. to 1300 A.D., the Jew merchant was dominant all over Europe (except Scandanavia, where he was never permitted to enter) and this dominance included control over the eastern trade routes to the Levant.
There was to be no relief from this situation until the Jews were evicted from Europe in the century directly preceding the Renaissance. In 1215 the Catholic Church, at the Fourth Lateren Council, broke the back of European Jewry with a set of restrictions designed to curb their commercial monopoly. These decrees restricted Jews to residence in their own communities, prohibited absolutely their hiring of Christian employees and prohibited them from engaging in many types of commercial activity.
The Fourth Lateren Council restricted Jewish commercial advantage but it did not end the Jewish problem. Beginning in the latter part of the 13th century, one European country after another expelled it's NOTE: Encyclopedia Britannica is used as a reference source because of its ready availability
to the average reader. It is not an "anti-Semitic" publication. In fact, the Encyclopedia Britannica Corporation was purchased by the Julius Rosenwald interests in 1920, and since then all material pertaining to the Jewish question has been re-written to conform to the Jewish outlook.
The FUNK & WAGNALL JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA (see preceding page) is uniformly
referred to throughout this work as the "Jewish Encyclopedia." Consisting of 12 volumes, it is
available in all major libraries. It should not be confused with the 10 volume "Universal Jewish Encyclopedia," published by Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Inc., New York, 1939.
Both, however, are authoritative Jewish publications, compiled by and for Jews.
Jewish population as the only final solution to the problem. First to take the step was England which banned them in 1290. Fifteen yeas later, in 1306, the French followed suit. In steady succession the various States of Europe emulated this example with Spain being one of the
last to enforce the ban in 1492. The situation in Spain is worth noting Says Encyclopedia Britannica1: ". . . The 14th century was the golden age of their history in Spain. In 1391 the preaching of a priest of
Seville, Fernando Martenez, led to the first general massacre of the Jews who were envied for their prosperity and hated because they were the king's tax collectors." Ferdinand and Isabella, after uniting Spain and driving out the Moors, turned their attention to the Jewish problem, with the result that they were evicted completely in 1492. In 1498 Portugal evicted its Jewish population also.
A great deal has been said about the "persecution" of the Jews in Europe and elsewhere, and they have pretty well convinced the world (or at least Americans) that these hardships were inflicted on
an innocent people. But these rich Spanish Jews we see being evicted in 1492 were not down-trodden folk. They were the wealthy, the privileged the exploiters: they were the well-fed merchants and the gouging tax collectors . . .
So it was in Portugal; in that country we find that the deportation
of the Jews . . . "deprived Portugal of its middle class and its most
scientific traders and financiers." "' Undeniably this class of traders and
financiers was put to hardship by this banishment, but it does not follow
that they were victims of discrimination in the accepted sense, nor
were they underprivileged in any way. Rather we see a wealthy merchant
group being ousted from its seat of vested privilege by a thoroughly
outraged, and a thoroughly exploited Christian society . . .
The situation in England was similar. The Jews had come to England
in the wake of the Norman conquest and had quickly gained a position
of wealth and prosperity. Says Valentine's Jewish Encyclopedia
of this period*: "Their numbers and prosperity increased, Aaron of
Lincoln being the wealthiest man in England in his time ... his financial
transactions covering the whole country and concerning many of the
leading nobles and churchmen . . . On his death his property passed to
the crown and a special branch of the exchequer had to be created to
deal with it."
E n g l a n d , ironically enough, was the last country to be invaded by the Jews and the first toevict them. After the Fourth Lateren Council the Jews had become increasingly difficult to deal with and there were a number of anti-Jewish
riots. Perplexed by the problem posed by this alien minority which seemed well on its way to corralling the kingdom's wealth, and failing its assimilation, Edward I confiscated all Jewish wealth and evicted them permanently in 1290.Not until 1655 was a Jew legally permitted to re-enter England. Britain thus established the precedent for the later eviction which soon followed on the continent.
In France too the Jews were dominant in trade and finance and had been since before Charlemagne's time. Under Philip the Fair (1285-1314) one of the last, and certainly one of the greatest of the Capetian line, France had become the greatest power in Europe. It was Philip's need for money which led him to seize Jewish wealth and drive them from the country. He had already before 1306 taken desperate measures to raise money, which was in short supply, by forbidding the
export of gold and silver from France. The same need for money brought him into conflict with the Templars, whose wealth he also seized. But it was the Jews who controlled the greatest supply of floating wealth. In 1306 Philip solved his financial problem and France's Jewish problemby expropriating their wealth and evicting them. Thus ended the centuries-long commercial dominance of the Jew in France. Later a few were permitted to return and these were in turn
ejected in 1394.Home of Aaron of Lincoln, dating from the 13thcentury. In his day, Aaron was richer than any prince or nobleman in England. Edward I, conqueror of Wales and one of England's great monarchs, evicted the Jews because they were monopolizing England's wealth.
RETURN TO THE EAST
Space does not permit a detailed discussion of the other evictions which followed, and which resulted in the banishment of the Jews from virtually every country in Western Europe in the succeeding centuries, but here in chronological order is a list of the evictions:
ENGLAND: Jews expelled in 1290 by Edward I. Not permitted to
re-enter till 1655.FRANCE: Expelled in 1306 by Philip the Fair. A few were permitted to return, but were again evicted in 1394. Jewish settlements remained in Bordeaux, Avignon, Marseilles, (from where they were evicted in 1682) and in the northern province of Alsace.
SAXONY: Expelled in 1349.HUNGARY: By 1092 the Jews were in control of Hungary's tax
collections. In 1360 they were expelled but later returned. In 1582they were again expelled from the Christian part of Hungary.
BELGIUM: Expelled in 1370. A few settled there again in 1450, but no large numbers came till 1700.SLOVAKIA: Ousted from Prague in 1380. Many settled thereagain after 1562. In 1744 Marie Theresa expelled them again.
AUSTRIA: Expelled in 1420 by Albrecht V.
NETHERLANDS: Expelled from Utrecht in 1444.
SPAIN: Expelled in 1492.
LITHUANIA: Expelled in 1495 by Grand Duke Alexander. Theylater returned.
PORTUGAL: Expelled in 1498.
PRUSSIA: Expelled in 1510.
ITALY: Expelled from Kingdom of Naples and Sardinia in 1540.
BAVARIA: Banned permanently in 1551.
Jews were not permitted to enter Sweden until 1782. None were
permitted to enter Denmark before the 17th-century and they were not
allowed in Norway after 1814. Today only a handful reside in all
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By 1500 all of Western Europe except northern Italy, parts of
Germany, and the Papal possessions around Avignon, had been rid of the Jewish invasion. For a while, at least, Europe was free of the Jews; not until 1650 did they return in any numbers. Says Encyclopedia Britannica: "The great mass of the Jewish people were thus to be