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Saturday, December 1, 2012

What's Wrong With Jews?

Congratulations you've been "bait and switch"ed.

Those of you who oppose Israel and don't like Jews expecting to be given the usual host of negative reasons why Jews are bad, won't get any of that.

Those of you who are Jewish and always on the obsessive lookout for any attacks or yet another diatribe on the "Jewish Conspiracy", won't get any of that.
If you are Palestinian you may want to pay close attention because this will illustrate exactly why you are where you are and worse, and regardless of the by my count 225th UN resolution in your favor against Israel, why it doesn't look like you're getting out anytime soon.

What you will get however, is a list of reasons why there is indeed something very wrong with Jews. For if this premise is incorrect, and in fact there is nothing wrong with Jews, then there most certainly must be something wrong with the rest of us. And we already know that is not the case!

So Jews must simply be different. There must be something very wrong with them.

Allow me to illustrate by using just one Jew. Not just any Jew though. I'll use Walter Annenberg.

Annenberg was a publisher, and eventually appointed the US ambassador to the UK. Because he was a successful businessman, he could afford to be a philanthropist. But not just any philanthropist. Possibly the greatest one ever.

One Jew. Just one. That is all you need to know to be able to understand the reasonable influence Jewish Americans have had on US policy towards Israel, and why it makes nothing but sense. If you attempt to simplify it as merely bought and paid for influence, you still can't deny it. Because as you will see it was more than bought and paid for. By an immeasurable factor.

First, so as to see the historical record, Jews have been part of the very fabric that has been woven into the US for a very long time.

Jews fought in the Civil war. On both sides. That Jews would conceivably fight each other to the death to defend the US is beyond any measure. Of course they fought in both World Wars, Viet Nam, Iraq I, II, and Afghanistan.

Socially and culturally, Jews have maintained and borne the banner of whatever you care to consider as American culture. Through music, film, entertainment, literature, and art, Jews have contributed more than their fair share. When Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, 3 out of the 4 Cartwrights, Han Solo, Indiana Jones, and the directors who made their films are Jews, they're pretty much in, you think? Barbra Streisand? Bob Dylan? Whichever you prefer to consider to be the quintessential American voice. Undoubtedly so. Aaron Copland, who composed what is easily and internationally accepted as the undeniable American Ballets:  Appalachian SpringBilly the Kid, Rodeo, and Fanfare for the Common Man.

Shall I continue? Lets.

The Nobel Prize. Agreed by everyone on the planet including a majority of Moslems, to be the pinnacle of scientific and humanitarian achievement. The Swedish? Not known for their Jewish "sympathy". Yet more Jews have won the Nobel prize than any other people. No other people has won all six categories. Are Jews just more competitive? Do they cheat, or do they simply take tests well?

Oy vey, back to GeWalt.

Walter Annenberg was a publisher. He published several newspapers, including one of the most popular publications in the history of America, the famous TV Guide. His financial success, afforded him the means to build a palatial dream estate "Sunnylands" in the middle of the California desert, outside of  Palm Springs. From which he routinely hosted the MOST important American and world personalities of his day, at a level of luxury unheard of even by today's Dubai standards.
Celebrities and American cultural icons such as Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Stewart, every one of the Bushes, 3 generations of British Royalty, Margaret Thatcher, and yes, even Mohammad Reza Pahlavi were lavishly hosted, entertained, their every whim attended to during their stays.

But most often his favorite, Ronald and Nancy Reagan attended every New Year's Eve during Reagan's Presidency. A total of 18 years. In a row. For a sitting American President to forego hosting a New Years Eve party at the White House, the symbolic and cultural home of America, and prefer to choose the Annenberg party instead, during all 8 years of his Presidency, says pretty much all you need to know about the degree of commitment Annenberg had.
What was said at these parties is unknowable. Even if a single word was never uttered, about US policy towards Israel, it is irrelevant. By simply representing Jews the way Annenberg did, and by his immense selfless service and charity to America, that is enough, for policy makers to get the point.

While the ability to give a good party alone does not sway enough to affect political opinions, Annenberg was also one of the most prolific philanthropists of his day. To this day. He was one of the only Americans ever knighted by the Queen of England, and was eventually asked to be the US Ambassador to the UK.

During his philanthropic activities, one of the most famous, and indeed the greatest stereotype breaking act by a Jew, he donated $50 million to the United Negro College Fund. The largest single donation that has to this day EVER been made to it.

He also donated $500 Million to the Department of Education. To help everyone's kids get a better education.

This is one American Jew. Just One. There are many, many, many, many, more like him although none just like him. Some big, some small. But they all do the hard work to buy and pay for whatever influence that they have. This isn't unfair. Jews work hard to do this. They spend time and money to do this.

The conclusion is that Israel, and American Jews in particular, have EVERY right to the promoted status that Israel enjoys, and it's relatively high position in the US (and world) today.

Simply because they EARN it every day, and every step of the way. Undeniable. Indisputable.
Look at the number of Jews in the US. 7.5 Million vs 6.5 million that live in Israel. There are more Arabs living in Brazil than in all of Israel!

Now look at all the Arabs. Go ahead and combine them. What have they done? How many Nobel prizes have Arabs won? Have Arabs fought and died for the US in war? Have all Arabs combined, hosted half the dignitaries that Walter Annenberg did alone? Has a single Arab composer ever written a single Ballet for America? Is there a single Arab composer capable of writing a Ballet?

Now look at all the Iranians. Go ahead combine all of them too. What have we done? Exactly!

Squat comes to mind.

And Iranians and Arabs have the audacity to claim what? To object to the preferential treatment Jews get in return for what Jews have given, and continue to give to the US? What Jews have done, and continue to do for the US?

Now exactly, who's cheap?

Life, but especially American life is based on the principle that you get out of it, what you put into it. Clearly Iranians and Arabs have a long way to go. Possibly too far. Probably too late. But for heaven's sake, the last thing Iranians or Arabs should be is this porroo, rude, want, but are unwilling to give, and in comparison what little Arabs and Iranians do and have done, still there is audacity to complain about American Jews helping Israel get ahead.

Vaghean! Really!

Here's one last one:

90% of the $2 billion annual Palestinian budget comes from the US, Japan, and Germany. Less than 10% comes from all Arab States combined.

Funny, I thought the Arab world loved the Palestinians? Apparently not. To fund Palestine for 10 years would cost Saudi Arabia, all by itself and alone, 1 mere month of opening the oil spigot. Not doing this, is akin to the worst tahreeem and sanctions against fellow Arabs that one can imagine. It is almost a dare-said holocaust. An Arab-on-Arab-caust!

Clearly therefore, you have no choice but to conclude that Arabs just plain don't like Palestinians. For they clearly aren't willing to spend more than 10% to help them.


Oddly the most prolific, productive, and time proven persuasive people in the world however, can't seem to figure out a way to deal with their karmic opposites. The Palestinians. At once, Israel's biggest enemy and single largest source of for lack of a better term, cheap labor, seems to have befuddled the best and brightest the world has ever seen.

This shouldn't be this hard. The Palestinians have been systematically shunned from every single layer of Arab society since Moses. Considered low on the unpublished but highly obvious caste ladder of Arab society. Everyone knows that Saudis eat first, Kuwaitis second, and so on, down the food chain of fat Emirates until you get to Yemen. Where you stop and go "Holy Shit!" and back away slowly. And then maybe, maybe, an Arab will grant his truck driving Palestinian some minimized begrudging.

Maybe the reason why Jews are called the "Chosen People", is because since no one else clearly wants to, God "Chose" the Jews to have to deal with the Palestinians. Which brings us back to the premise.

What's wrong with the Jews?


  1. Hi Brahmani, You know that even the sweetest cake would tast insipid without some salt in it. Although your long list is not wrong, it would be incomplete without showing other qualitites of Jews as well, which are essential to avoid the impression that they want to be the "teachers pet".
    They have a good record of mobster crime with Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel and the so-called Kosher Nostra being in the 20s and 30s almost as "successful" as the Italian mafia.
    Also (and I know this will rise your sympathy for the Jews further) dont forget the overproportional contribution they made for the communist world-revolution. Marx, Bernstein, Trotzky, Lasalle, Luxemburg and many others expected from a socialist society not only the liberation and emancipation of the oppressed comrades, but as the history of the russian revolution clearly shows many such as Bucharin, Sinowjew, Trotzky, Kamenev, Kaganovich, were seeking for thier personal career in the class-less society. There are even some documents to show that jewish bankers in the US and Germany gave money to organize the Russian Bolchevics.
    The 1918 socialist revolution in Bavaria, aimed to install a soviet-like gouvernment of workers councils was entirely led by jewish intelectuals: Kurt Einser, Gustav Landauer, Erich Mühsam, Ernst Toller, Eugen Leviné, Max Levien.

    Please add these achievements to your list.
    greetings Michael

  2. You're proving my point further. If you mean to suggest that mobsters did not "enrich" American culture of bravado and daring and dastardly acts of audacity, you are not getting how embedded Jews have been in American culture. And exactly what is the "legacy" of Bugsy Siegel? Las Vegas. The quintessential American city! Now name me one Arab or Iranian who would make America "better" with their "Mobserity"? Exactly.

    Don't get me wrong, read my prologue again, the seeming genius of the Jews in every other aspect of life is listed, yes. But their inability to solve one tine problem like the Palestinians is troubling. Very troubling. It sometimes even appears as if the Warsaw Ghetto prisoner has become the Gaza Ghetto prison guard sometimes. This is not good.

    As fars as socialist theory and the progression of it in 1918, this only proves that Jews were once again at the very forefront of social science of the times. That socialism became oppressive and was not a very good idea in the end, merely lab notes.

    Again, name me one Arab or Iranian pushing the envelope like the Jews have? Currently the ONLY thing worth noting about the Arab contribution to the world, is the over valued interest in exploring how Sharia Law can be incorporated into modern life.

    And we know where anything based on religion whose entire premise is tied to the rumored existence of an ever absent God, is headed. So far, if you open your book on Marxism, and put it up against Sharia, it's kind of eerily similar.

    Take everything away from the rich. Let Committees run it. Put the poor to work to reap the benefits.

    The reason it did not work as Marxism, was the same as why it cannot work now. Corruption of the Committees. This is rampant in Iran today. with Morsi's recent maneuvers, it is clear it is headed to Egypt shortly. Arabia proper is known for "Bakhshesh", so you can see my point why Arabia will never prosper as long as it ties itself fakely to Islam on one hand, and steals with the other.

    But if you will, answer my point about why Arabs don't (apparently) like/support the Palestinians.

  3. Bruce, you make valid arguments. Now if you would please turn your laser-sharp attention to a similar but different issue that plagues us Iranians. I never understood this one-sided, unrequited love affair that Iranians have for the Palestinians. I mean it's not like they have received an iota of love back from the ungrateful leaders and ignorant masses of the Palestinians, both in diaspora or in the West Bank. To think that Iranians love these ungrateful people to such pathetic extremes is almost unIranian. Think about it. After all the millions of dollars that the last Shah poured into the coffers of the PLO and specifically its back-stabbing leader, what did Arafat do? He was the first Arab leaser who flew to Baghdad after Saddam began his pan Arabic assault on the Iranian soil. The very first one. The trip was so significant in its symbolic gesture that I will never forget. Saddam showed up at the Baghdad airport and personally picked him up on the tarmac. The two gave each other a celebratory hug and called each other "My Brother!" (yaa akhi). It pisses me off every time I hear some Iranians show sympathy for the Palestinian "cause." What cause? Palestinians got no cause. They sold their lands to the Jews after WWII, on a bogus advice from the Jordanian king, and took their money to Jordan, only to be fleeced out of it and thrown into refugee camps. They were betrayed by the Jordanians while the other Arabs remained SILENT (further proof for your argument. You're welcome!) And how come no one remembers or talks about the fact that 3 of every 10 POW that Iran took during the 8-year war with Iraq, which in its nature was a defensive war, were Palestinian. Saddam's Army attacked Iran and 30% of his soldiers were Palestinian. Put this next to another seldom discussed irony of that war, Israel being the only --THE ONLY -- country that ever helped Iran, when its fighters bombed a site that was believed to be a WMD producing factory. Why are some of us so slow to catch on? Write about that next. Please. I beg of you.

  4. I think Iran likes Palestine, because it pisses off Israel, and that is the 3rd pillar of the Islamic revolution.

    You have to understand that it this precisely part of Iran's current formal strategy to "Stand Against the US and Israel". This an institutionalized official policy. The West misinterprets this as an offensive antagonizing effort. That is wrong.

    Iran is intentionally being passive aggressive on the US and Israel. "Standing Against" what it perceives (often correctly) as even more aggression and hegemony by the US and Israel. One way to do this, is to side with Palestine at every chance. So they do.

    But you are right.

  5. I think in the long term, the Jews have learned very well that the only way to survive amid a hostile neighborhood is pragmatism. This in general works very well, unless they are faced with lunatics like Hitler or Ahmadenijad. In jewish religion, the first command by Jahve to his people is to survive, instead of blindfolded worshipping their God. This, over the centuries, made them so successful, creative, productive, taking key positions in economy, science, politics, culture. For others (orthodox christians, moslems), the religion honours those highest who gave their life away for god, be it a christian missionar to "enlight the poor pagans in Africa" only to be eaten by them for lunch, be it the "heroic" suicide bombers of Hamas or Al-Quaida, who think the fast track to divine beauty goes through a semtec-belt ignited in the crowded city center.

    Appendix (just a chance observation at an ordinary day): I was looking for a colleagues work on cancer stem cells today in the internet. Found out that she now works at the David Geffen Medical School of UCLA. I got curious, since I red the name David Geffen already at a research institute in Tel Aviv. So this is what David Geffen, of whom I hardly knew anything untill today, did in his life (apart from founding some of the top centers of biomedical research).
    He was born in 1943 as son of a poor tailors family, jewish emigrants from Europe who settled in Brooklyn. Young David attended a couple of colleges but always dropped out before graduation. When he seeked for a job in the then-booming music- and entertainment industry, he falsified a letter that wrongly proofed that he graduated from UCLA (hic! This is the reason of his later generosity in funding them the David Geffen Medical School). This "degree" from UCLA now opened him the career at WMA, where big movie stars such as Chaplin, Clark Gable, Catherine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and music stars such as the Rolling stones, Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher were under contract. He then started his own artists agency and the record label Asylum Records, where he was influential to the success of Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne and promoted the career of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, The Eagles and others. His next record company, Geffen Records, produced Donna Summer, Neil Young, Aerosmith, Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Johnm Lennon, Yoko Ono and many others. In the 80s, Geffen founded his own movie production and distribution company Geffen Pictures. It produced "little gems" such as Little Shop of Horrors, Risky Business, Beetlejuice, After Hours, Men Don't Leave, M.Butterfly, Interview with the Vampire, The Butcher Boy, and (my alltime favorite): Beavis and Butthead do America. From the money he made here, he co-funded Broadway musicals such as Dreamgirls and Cats. To make clear that Geffen was not simply the lucky guy to discovered a gold-mine for himself (in particular when together with Spielberg and J.Katzenberg he founded DreamWorks Studios), consider where he spend much of his income. He donated large parts of his wealth to organize the UCLA theater Geffen Playhouse. Millioans of $ went to Bill Clintons and Barack Obamas election campaigns and to stop the homo-phobic Proposition 8 in the Californian constituition. His most eminent donations, I think, went to medical research. His 200 mill gift to UCLA to found the medical school was the largest ever privat donation to medical schools in the US.

    (To be continued)

  6. (continued)

    So I wrote this not to show another typical cases of the american dream to rise from rags to riches. Geffen was not seeking for the quick success and low-risk investments. He was always following a vision. He had an idea that came to him before it became common sense. This might be a common character among the Jews, that its better to sit down and make up your mind and don't go the easy track, but follow your own intention. I think because Jews over the centuries were so often discriminated from starting the easy careers (in gouvernmental administration, academia, army, owning agricultural ground), they developed already very early the skills of converting "crazy" ideas into the business of the future.
    But when I said in my early comments above that they not always acted like philantrops, at least there was one big-business where Jews were under-represented: arms production. The entertainment industry and careers in academia obviously absorbed so many of them, that no Jews were left to work in the weapon industry. No point to be ashamed of, I would say.

    1. Again, another example of the general insanity of the Jews. This level of production? This level of ingenuity? This level of industrious energy? Crazy! My main point is not to outline the general enthusiasm of Jews, but to highlight the exact opposite by Arabs and Iranians. with minimal contribution, effort, and a general apathy, yet they demand equal treatment? On behalf of the Palestinians?

      Nothing against Arabs, Iranians, or the Palestinians, but folks, you need to work a little harder if you want something.

      Just because the West has "it" to give, it doesn't mean they are going to just give "it" to you.

      You have to earn it.

      The Jews, apparently know this.