half sigma wrote the other day:
“As much as I wish that there weren’t as many Jewish liberals, unfortunately it’s not uncommon to find prominent liberals who are Jewish. Anti-Semites, however, exaggerate the Jewishness of the left. The majority of leftists are gentile. Nancy Pelosi is a gentile. Barrack Obama is a gentile. Al Gore is a gentile. The Norwegian Noble Committee members, who awarded the Peace Prize to Al Gore and Barrack Obama, are gentile.”
his comment reminded me of the oj trial.
at some point in the oj trial, the prosecution pointed out that oj had beaten his wife during their marriage. the defense responded with some brilliant statistical tomfoolery: most wife beaters don’t kill their wives. i don’t remember what the prosecution responded to that — if anything it was prolly something stoooopid. but what they shoulda responded was, “no, most wife beaters don’t kill their wives, but most wife killers beat their wives.”
similarly, the interesting thing about jews in the west is not that they make up the majority of the left (as half sigma points out, they don’t), but that the majority of jews are leftists (see here and here).
that’s not what makes some people anti-semitic, tho. no, it’s much simpler than that. anti-semitism is caused by the same, biological factors as any other sort of “anti-” feeling that one group of people has towards another (and u have to admit, the world is NOT lacking in such feelings).
groups of people be hatin’ on other groups of people because they are unrelated or not-related-enough to each other, genetically speaking.
/full and complete explanation
and western jews — ashkenazi jews — are not-related-enough to any of the european peoples amongst whom they live. ergo, conflict.
that’s all there is to it. really. (well, things can ride along pretty well in places where groups are mixed provided there’s plenty of resources to go ’round, but if there’s some sort of resource|economic crisis, watch out.)
but, if u add on top of the not-related-enough-ness the differing political sentiments on average of jews (see above), plus other things like jews feeling more like “world citizens” than other european|american populations (i.e. not feeling so tied to whatever country they happen to be living in) … well, then … houston, we have a problem.
the sooner we all get it through our thick skulls that human behavior is rooted in biology, just like the behavior of all other living creatures on this god-forsaken rock, the sooner we’ll be able to deal realistically with the discordancies between us all. (and by “deal realistically” i mean in a peaceful, civilized way, in case u were wondering. i know things can be taken up wrongly on the interwebs!)
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