Fighting antisemitism in the right way,
and that is not how we fight it now
The right way is a Judeo-Christian way – by teaching in schools and colleges the true history of Jewish Nation in shaping Judeo-Christian Western Civilization.
And we are fighting the wrong way – by criminalizing antisemite’s sincere but false beliefs.
All world civilizations, including our own Western civilization, are unique in their civilizational virtues, and each of them has fundamental virtues (morals) without which a civilization stops existing.
The virtues of Western civilization are rooted in the virtues of Judaism, and here is the history of these roots.
AT THE BEGINNING
The virtues of Western civilization had been crystalized at Mount Sinai with Moses, the Ten Commandments, the Torah and most importantly – “in the image and likeness of God.” It happened about three and a half millenniums ago.
For those who have not known this yet, the following is a step-by-step explanation.
- At the core of Western civilization is true democracy (and that is not “our democracy” in a modern totalitarian representation).
- At the core of true democracy are individual freedoms that let the people decide how to govern themselves – not a government tsar to decide how to rule citizen-subordinates.
- And at the core of individual freedoms is “in the image and likeness of God.”
The Torah clearly define this image as the unique individual of unique creative nature who uniquely creates the GOOD and prevents the BAD as He defines that.
That means all humans are created with the genetic ability to be unique creative individuals, such as for example a unique farmer or a unique physicist, with the genetic ability as well to distinguish between Good and Bad.
Before this momentous event at Mount Sinai, the humans believed they must have for survival own gods and tsars.
The first step toward Western civilization was made, as well as the first step toward hating the tribe, the future Jewish nation, – the hate that in the future would be named the antisemitism. Why it is so understandable – the people fear any changes in their lives – they need time to understand and adjust for better.
NEXT CENTURIES UNTIL THE NEW ERA
About a half dozen Jewish communities were competing peacefully on creating their own individual understanding of “in the image and likeness of God,” including one community led by the future Jesus Christ trying to tailor “in the image and likeness of God” to traditions and lifestyle of non-Jewish communities.
Such competition had built up a tradition of learning, debating, competing, and loving new discoveries in all spheres of human life – in nature sciences, in economics, in finances, in technologies, etc.
The Jews were different, they cherished their unique connection to God, and they did not want to “join the crowd,” and therefore the antisemitism persisted.
JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY – THE NEW ERA UNTIL THE 18TH CENTURY
The life in exile, mostly in Europe, where the Jews were a tiny minority was very encouraging for “joining the crowd” and European Christian kingdoms were encouraging the Jews to convert to Christianity. Some converted but the majority preferred to remain living by their unique understanding of “in the image and likeness of God.”
Exiles, pogroms, false satanic accusations, hardship – all that what is called nowadays antisemitism – were strengthening. But the Jews remained in Europe as a reminder of individual freedoms “in the image and likeness of God.” Inside the Jewish nation, they had numerous competing spiritual communities who tailored “in the image and likeness of God” in their own unique ways.
For many centuries, the Jews were the only “individual freedoms’ reminder” until Christianity itself had begun splitting into their own competing “individual freedoms” communities.
MODERN SHAPING OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION – FROM 18TH CENTURY TO NOWADAYS
The Jews and Christians have been shaping Western civilization with democratic institutions strengthening the individual freedoms in individual competitive way – although many have not realized it, “in the image and likeness of God.”
This shaping involved all human activities with active and sometimes critical Jewish participation with antisemitic resistance of those who hate individual responsibilities that are coming with individual freedoms.
Some visible but false antisemitic-resistance beliefs are listed below.
- Jews are overwhelmingly present in banking and financial institutions.
That is true, the Jews created these institutions. They created these institutions by introducing the loaning money with percentage-plus return that was considered a sin in Christianity. But such “sinning” had let everybody, Jews and Christians, accumulate investment money that was used for building the best Western-civilization economy that benefits everybody, including the antisemites.
- Jews are overwhelmingly present in political donations that corruptively forces our government to support Israel.
That is true, the Jews support the State of Israel. But this support is not corruptive. In the Middle East region, only Israel is a nation of Judeo-Christian morality of individual freedoms “in the image and likeness of God.” That means supporting Israel is strengthening American strategic positions in this region.
- Jews are overwhelmingly present in political donations in support of Democrat party against Republicans.
That is true, the Jews support the Dems much more than they support the Republicans. But the Jews support not a totalitarian Democrat’s government – many of them have been brainwashed by the Dems’ slogan of helping the disadvantaged and such moral virtue is particularly important in Judaism. And the Republicans failed to underscore that they are as well for helping the disadvantaged but in a much better way.
The Republicans are trying to help the disadvantaged by developing work opportunities for them while the Dems are enslaving the disadvantaged by providing them with welfare.
SO, HOW TO EFFECTIVELY FIGHT ANTISEMITISM? IT IS SIMPLE – BY TEACHING THIS HISTORY IN SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND THROUGH THE MASS MEDIA.
And we must remember we are discussing the virtues of the entire nation with a clear understanding that there are ‘bad apples’ in any nation.