A great new article by Kevin MacDonald on the Jews. MacDonald (bio) is the evolutionary psychologist who has written extensively about the Jews in the past. He’s a psychology professor at Cal State Long Beach, my alma mater where I received a BA in 1982. The link above should provide you with all of the background information that you need about MacDonald. I’ve been interested in him for a long time.
I never thought he was an anti-Semite, even after he wrote his three part series on the Jews. The last volume of the series, Culture of Critique, grew increasingly critical.
I interviewed him a while back, but I didn’t take notes so I’m not sure if I can write it up. At the time, in 2006, I did not think he was an anti-Semite, though everyone and their uncle was calling him one. During the interview, he seemed more a Judeophile than anything else.
Since then, he’s grown increasingly anti-Semitic. A bunch of Jewish academics and authors ganged up on the guy and pummeled him into the ground, and since then, they’ve tried to ruin his career like they always do.
MacDonald tried to reason with them and defend himself, but you know how that goes with those types. Once they’ve got it in for you, you’re gone, and there’s no point reasoning with hardset deadly enemies.
MacDonald started acting disgusted with the Jews, saying at one point, “I’m through with the Jews.” But he’s not. He can’t seem to stop writing about them.
My theory is that the increasingly vicious and malign Jewish attacks on MacDonald (almost completely specious on intellectual grounds) gradually drove him to anti-Semitism. This is how it works so many times. People start criticizing the Jews. The Jews will brook no criticism not of their own, and since the Holocaust, anyone who says boo about them obviously wants to kill em all, right?
Non-Jewish critics are savagely attacked, and dirty attacks are launched on their careers, reputations, etc. A lot of Gentile critics of the Jews actually like Jews, and they try for a while to reason with their Jewish attackers. Always a futile exercize, and the Jews never give in or back off. A lot of crtics just throw in the towel and give the Jews the abject, groveling apologies that they demand. Even after that, the critics are not really out of the woods, and the Jews treat them gingerly as if they were parolees of uncertain rectitude. But at least the smears stop.
But a lot of others won’t give in. So the attacks escalate, and often the Jews issue physical threats. Physical attacks of various types are not unusual. Jews are scary people. You don’t fuck with them.
One thing you notice is that the critics who don’t give in start becoming increasingly anti-Semitic with time. They’re probably getting more and more enraged by the attacks, and the attacks start making them dislike Jews in general. So we see how Jews often create and increase the virulence of the very anti-Semites they claim to hate so much. But I secretly think that many Jews need anti-Semites and would go nuts if all the anti-Semites disappeared tomorrow.
I figure this is what happened with MacDonald. He’s reacted to the Jewish attacks by understandably starting to dislike Jews in general. As the attacks go on, he dislikes them more and more.
Anyway, there’s a ton of information in this great piece about Jews. On the surface, it is about Jewish support of Israel. Mearshimer and MacDonald have differing views about the deepening apartheid nature of Israel. I suppose many Jews would consider this to be an anti-Semitic piece. The problem is that nearly everything that MacDonald says in this piece about Jews is simply true.
Jews and their defenders are asked to look over the piece and try to find where MacDonald is wrong about Jews, if anywhere.