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There are many varieties of anti-Semitism. It is an error to conflate all of them.
One very common variety is Catholic anti-Semitism. It is a particular type, and is quite virulent. Let’s face it, not only have these folks persecuted a lot of Jews, but they also killed a lot of Jews. Some of the most ferocious of the uber-Catholic Jew-killers were the Croatian Ustashe regime in Croatia in WW2. Operating out of the Janesovac concentration camp, they may well have killed 400,000 people there. Mostly they killed Serbs, but they also killed tens of thousands of Jews and some Gypsies.
Traditional Catholicism generally doesn’t have much against Protestants. The Ustashe were just Catholic loons from the Balkans, and their Serb-killing was based on ancient tribal feuds in the Balkans. Since they were considered Slavs under Nazi race theory, the Croatians (racially probably more Med and Dinaric than Slav anyway) invented a weird theory whereby the Croats were actually some lost Germanic tribe stuck south of the Dinaric Alps. Whatever.
The ferocity and insanity of the genocide in Croatia shocked even the Nazis, who looked dimly on the genocide of Serbs by Croats, which they could not see any reason for. Incredibly, the Nazis themselves even told the Croats to knock it off or at least calm down, but all such imploring fell on death ears.
The Ustashe genocide played a large role in the Balkan Wars 50 years later, especially as Serbs were terrified of resurgent Croatian nationalism and the terrors that lay behind it. For some weird reason, Ustashe type Croatian ultranationalism is still popular in Croatia among ultranationalists.
The crazed Ustashe Catholics gave non-Catholics a jihadi-style choice: Either convert to Catholicism or die. Apparently a lot of Serbs refused to convert.
Damn, these guys were some hardcore Catholics, man! Right up there with those Iberian dudes during the Inquisition!
Catholic anti-Semitism has a heavily religious focus, as you might gather. The main beef against the Jews is that they are or were Christ-killers. The age-old anti-Semitism of Rome, delineated carefully by historians, provides them with an historical basis for their anti-Semitism. Their heroes are some of the nastier anti-Semitic popes from the old days.
In 1965, the Mass was rewritten to take out of the nastier anti-Semitic bits. The Pope also ruled it was ok to say the Mass in local vernacular as opposed to Latin. In addition, a Circular was issued that attempted to see the Jews as part of some common tradition with Catholics. This attempt at the creation of a monster called “Judeo-Chritianity has never made sense to me theologically. I believe that the Church also made some sort of statement in favor of the poor, while stopping short of the Liberation Theology that AK-47 toting priests in the jungles of Latin America and the Philippines preach.
For these sins, Trad Catholics continue to simmer. Some parishes continue to defy the Vatican and recite the traditional Mass with all the nasty anti-Semitic bits. Trad Catholics flock to these churches to partake of the Real anti-Semitic Deal.
Pat Buchanan seems to be a bit of a Trad, and the journal Human Events is sort of a Trad type magazine. There are some big names out there in Trad Catholicism, guys who also double as anti-Semites, but their names escape me at the moment.
If you want to know where Mel Gibson was coming from with his great movie (The Passion of the Christ) that the Jews hated so much, it’s from a position of Trad Catholicism. His elderly father, now living in Australia (since the US is “Jew-controlled”) is even worse. Gibson Senior is said to have been a big influence in Gibson Junior. The movie isn’t really anti-Semitic. Or if it’s anti-Semitic, then so is Christianity, which is a position many Jews take anyway (Chew on that, “Christian” Zionists).
Polish and Latin American anti-Semitism has always been heavily based on Catholic anti-Semitism.
Catholic anti-Semitism has always struck me as particularly retarded. Of all the reasons to hate Jews, “Jesus said so,” “the Bible says so” and even worse, some fag in a dress in Rome says so (sorry Catholics) seem like some of the stupider reasons.
There’s more to say about this subject, but I’ll save it for later.
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