From CGI member, oldmaninthedesert. CGI is RMN's readers forum.
Maybe it is just me, but this work right here, must have seen the Trump haters coming. Interesting, I find this chapter has allowed me to see a bigger picture of the Jewish question to consider in the coming days. Lot of raw truth in this work....
.... Leftist elements who dominate the field of "social science" have saturated "social science" literature with the theme that Jew-haters, or anti-Semites, by their very nature, gravitate towards the camp of the conservatives.
Gordon W. Allport, well-known leftist and pro-Marxist, sums up this position for this school of thought:1
"Whether the tolerant person is militant or pacifistic, he is very likely to be liberal in his political views. Prejudiced individuals are more often conservatives."
"The fact that liberalism and radicalism both correlate positively with ethnic tolerance places a strong weapon in the hands of bigots (who are likely to be political conservatives)." 2
Professor Allport drags in the Marxian theory as an authority that "prejudice is fostered by capitalists in order to keep control over the proletariat which they exploit,"3
....A study of the socialist and communist movements proves conclusively that the left-wing has actually been largely responsible for what is today called "modem anti-Semitism".
In 1914, Nikolai Lenin; the head of the Bolshevik Party in Russia, praised an article written by Karl Marx in 1844 entitled "On the Jewish Question". Lenin declared that this article marked "Marx's transition from idealism to materialism and from revolutionary democracy to communism.11 The full text of Marx's article "On the Jewish Question" is distributed by the State Publishing House in Moscow, and is required reading for Soviet citizens.12
Actually, this essay by Marx is one of the most bigoted attacks against the Jews as a community ever published in the history of anti-Jewish literature. In fact, the impelling motive for Marx's turn to socialism was his belief that the system. of private enterprise, i.e., "bourgeois society", was a Judaistic manifestation by its very nature....
...Modern anti-Semites who give lip-service to the principle of free enterprise omit the fact that the Jews were a primary force in bringing about the breakdown of reactionary feudalism and aided the emergence of private enterprise and the modern industrial system. The breakdown of feudal restrictions brought about by the development of the industrial system was a concomitant of the growth of personal freedom and the basic liberties which make up our modern society.
In the authoritative eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, the following observation is made:
"In the ghetto, the pastoral semite, who had been made a wanderer by the destruction of his nationality, was steadily trained, through centuries, to become an urban European, with all the parasitic activities of urban economics, and all the democratic tendencies of occidental industrialism. Excluded from the Army, the land, the trade corporations and the artisan guilds, this quondam oriental peasant was gradually transformed into a commercial middleman and a practised dealer in money. Oppressed by the Church, and persecuted by the State, his theocratic and monarchical traditions lost their hold on 'his daily life, and he became saturated with a passionate devotion to the ideals of democratic politics."18
During the Middle Ages, the Jew did not have to go through a slow transformation in breaking away from the oppressive feudal collectivists and regulations. The Jew was a ready-made product by the very fact that he was excluded from participation in the institutions which were holding society back from progress and development. Being denied membership in the guilds and not being allowed to own property, the Jew naturally gravitated. towards the development of an unrestricted free enterprise. He was actually driven to engage in free-lance industrial operations minus the guild restrictions and controls.