New York Review Article on Jewish Communism

The article on “The Fake Threat of Jewish Communism” in the New York Review of books indicates that the threat is fake, as the title states, but it also confirms that this is a big, continuing issue, one that has been debated in the U.S. for over one hundred years.  Henry Ford was very concerned about this issue in the 1920s in his articles about Judaism, collected in “The International Jew.”  Ford was writing shortly after the Russian revolution, while there were widespread concerns that Bolshevism would spread to Western Europe and possibly to the U.S.

Russian Communism has failed, and Putin has become the new Czar.  As a result, Jews have taken up a new anti-Russian campaign in the U.S.  This has mainly taken the form of Jewish attacks on Trump for his ties to Russia during the 2016 election.  The Jewish hatred of ethnic, Christian Russians has morphed into a campaign to impeach Trump for openly praising Putin and Russia.  The campaign has been joined by Jewish politicians and Jewish media.  According to Wikipedia there are eight Jews in the Senate, plus Michael Bennett, whose mother was a Holocaust survivor.  Wikipedia says 8.4% of the US. House is Jewish.  The Pew Research Center says there are 34 Jews in the House.  Of these, however, four are chairmen of important committees that have made a point of attacking President Trump.

Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has been particularly outspoken in his criticism of President Trump.  Tom Steyer, the billionaire, is half Jewish and is leading the independent crusade to impeach Trump.

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Jewish Committee Chairmen in US House of Representatives

There is a much higher percentage of Jews in the Senate than in the House, but the new House leadership still has a disproportionate number of Jews in leadership positions. 

Adam Schiff is chairman of the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence.

Jerry Nadler is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee

Elliot Engle is chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Nita Lowey is chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee.

All of these committees are important in the Democratically controlled House’s opposition to President Trump.  In particular, the Intelligence Committee and the Judiciary Committee are important in the investigation of the President’s loyalty to the United States and his financial transactions, both of which are also being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. 

The fact that so many Jews are leading the effort to bring down President Trump disturbs me, because it looks like there is a racial or religious component to their oppostion.  It looks to be like Jews have a strained relationship with Trump.  New York is a Jewish city, and there are a lot of Jews in New York real estate, but Trump manage to beat many of them at their own game.  Trump has several Jews who have remained close to him, Jared Kushner, Stephen Miller Steven Mnuchin, and Larry Kudlow, but others have left, like Gary Cohn and David Shulkin.  Jewish anchors and commentators at CNN and MSNBC have been particularly vicious in their attacks on Trump, as have Jewish writers and columnists as the New York Times and the Washington Post. 

In addition, through Michael Cohen, Trump was connected to a network of Russian and Ukrainian Jews, according to the New York Times.  Although the news has played up the Russian connection, the Jewish connection may be just as important.  Other shadowy figures, such as the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, the aluminum magnate on whom Trump recently lifted sanctions, according to the Guardian. Deripaska also had ties to Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.  The Israeli Newspaper Haaretz published an article entitled, “Know Your Oligarch: A Guide to the Jewish Billionaires in the Trump-Russia Probe.”   It lists Leonard Blavatnik, Andrew Intrater, Alexander Shustorovich, Simon Kukes, and Yuri Milner. 

The United States Were Created from British Colonies 

The media these days are full of talk about the importance of diversity.  Diversity has not been an important feature of the United States until recent decades.  It was not important for the first 200 years of American history.  Attitudes about what it means to be an American have changed radically in the last few years.  It was highlighted for me on Fareed Zakaria’s December 9 GPS show on CNN.

Here is the transcript:

ZAKARIA: Political divisiveness feels like it’s never been higher, but a new poll reveals that most Americans agree on what makes a real American. And it brings me to my question. What is the trait most widely held to be very important to being considered a real American, A, the ability to speak English; B, belief in treating people equally; C, support of the U.S. Constitution; or D, belief in democracy over other forms of government? Stay tuned and we’ll tell you the correct answer. …

The correct answer to the challenge question is B. According to a new Grinnell College national poll, a full 90 percent of people think a belief in treating people equally is very important to being a real American. The next most important trait, taking personal responsibility for one’s actions, followed by accepting people of different racial backgrounds, and then, finally, supporting the U.S. Constitution.

The idea of treating people equally is important.  The main cause listed in the Declaration of Independence for the decision to break from Great Britain was:

The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.

The colonists rebelled at being treated unequally by the King and the British government.  However, the signers of the Declaration of Independence all had British names.  In 1776, the United States was not diverse, polyglot country.  It was an agglomeration of former British colonies, populated by people who had until then been British citizens.  The Declaration did protest that the Crown limited immigration:

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

At that time the American continent was largely empty space, except for the Indians, whom the colonists sought to subdue.  The colonists wanted a population to control this mostly empty land.  According to Lumen Learning:

The population of the American colonies through the 18th century was primarily a mixture of immigrants from different countries in Europe and slaves from Africa. By 1776, about 85% of the white population in the British colonies was of English, Irish, Scottish, or Welsh descent, with 9% of German origin and 4% Dutch.

According to Wikipedia, at the time of the Revolution about 80 percent of the American population was white and about 20 percent was black.  The black slaves did not play any substantive role in the formation of the United States, although the issue what to do about them was always difficult and divisive.  In 1910, 88% of the US population was non-Hispanic white, about 11% was black, and about 1% was Hispanic, Asian, or other.  By 2010, the non-Hispanic white population had dropped to 64%, the Black population was 13%, the Hispanic population was 16%, and Asian or other was 15%.  The percentage of white people in the US did not dip below 80% until 1980, when it began a rapid drop to 63% in 2010.  Much of the change was due to Ronald Reagan’s amnesty program for illegal aliens, which encouraged massive additional illegal immigration.