A commenter was having a fit of drunken anti-Semitism in the comments section, and a Jewish commenter took him to task:
Was the bad day caused by Jews, or are they simply a convenient scapegoat/punching bag?
I don’t believe in the “scapegoat” theory of anti-Semitism. It’s ridiculous and self-serving for the Jews and lets them off the hook.
OTOH, sometimes it is true for sure – sometimes Jews are scapegoated.
Anti-Semitism is so complicated. It’s too complicated and important to be left to the Jews, from whom we will only get a Niagara of lies and self-serving crap.
The last person you should ask for an explication of anti-Semitism is a Jew. There’s too much at stake, and they are too emotionally wound up in the matter for them to be very honest about it.
I say do the Amish test.
Jews always say, “They hate us because we are different.” “They scapegoat us.” Bla bla bla bla bla [insert random Jewish silly argument].
Ok, let’s look at the Amish. The Amish are about as weird as an American group gets. They are different as can be. If anyone should be hated because they are different, it’s the Amish. So who hates the Amish? Basically zero people. Who hates the Jews? Lots of people. How come no one ever “scapegoats” the Amish?
Answer is that Amish people are very nice people.
Jews? Well, they are not so nice, to put it mildly. Jews simply do not have a reputation for being nice, friendly, decent type people. Kind of the opposite. And the New York Hasidic Jews that Randy was ranting about in the comments? They are about the most unpleasant Jews of them all.
I would agree though that a lot of anti-Semitism is sheer envy. Jews are markedly more successful than other groups in most places. Face it, Jews outcompete us Gentiles. AFAICT, judging from the anti-Semitism I see around me, this is what drives a lot of it. Sheer, flat out envy. Also, there is a notion that the Jews could not have outcompeted us fair and square (which I figure they did). They must have cheated! That makes people even more angry.
In all the retarded and endless Jewish tomes and pieces about anti-Semitism, (anti-Semitism being the favorite obsession of the Jews other than staring at the Jewish pool in the stream until they fall in) strangely enough, this is rarely commented on, yet it’s obviously driving most of it.
Hell, the Jews have even set up whole gigantic institutes for the mystification (Excuse, me, study!) of anti-Semitism like the Steven Roth (Onanistic) Institute for the Study of Antisemitism in (Where else?) Tel Aviv in which a tremendous amount of nonsense is written and many a Jew is ridiculously and worthlessly employed.