Big Government And Anti-Semitism

In the 1990s, I worked with a rabbi in Houston to help Jews from The Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics obtain political asylum in  the US.

Socialists are advocates of big government, centralized control, and are always determined to crush independent thinking and dissent.  The big lie, control of the press, and gun control are their three primary tactics.

Soviet Socialists

I am a Jew of European descent, and have absolutely no use for socialists who killed more than 100 million civilians last century. I have no idea how many of my relatives have been murdered by socialist regimes.

German National Socialists

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48 Responses to Big Government And Anti-Semitism

  1. Dacama says:

    Or in Soviet Russia participated in the murders.

  2. Rah says:

    Yet, in Griff’s world where she gets her opinions are informed by the press she ingests, you hold many opinions that Hitler did.

    • Griff says:

      I am astonished Tony can’t tell the difference between socialists and nazis.

      and yes, the current Republican right’s approach is similar to the Nazi approach: demonize your opponents, whip up hatred.

      • Rah says:

        You can argue little differences all you want but the most important thing is that the effects on the common peons are the same in the most important ways. And THAT is what cretins don’t understand. Stalin murdered even more than Hitler did. Mao beat them both.

      • paul courtney says:

        Griff: Indeed, just saw one of the all-time examples of demonizing re: Brett Kavanaugh. Was that the Republican Right approach?

      • neal s says:

        And I am equally sure that it is the fault of Israel that her enemies say things like “let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.” and would like to kill all Jews.

  3. arn says:

    Big Government is not Anti Semitic by default as Big Government hates
    all humans((except the few at the top that are more equal))
    The biggest cause of non-natural death in the 20th century was not War but Democide.Democide is the killing of people by their own government.

    As Ron Paul once said:
    “It is not a coincidence that the century of total war coiincided with the century of central banking”
    I paraphrase and think that it is no coincidence that the countries with the most centralised banks(one of ten planks of marxism,as the total controle of media) killed most of their own people.

    • Rah says:

      For all of human history Malaria has killed more people than anything else even during our worst wars. That seems to be about to change finally. Would have changed decades ago if not for the outlawing of DDT.

      • arn says:

        Well- they could not let the bodycount of communism and democide outpace malaria,therefore they outlawed DDT.

        (but the real reason is maybe a different.
        Crazy Prince Phillip(the guy who wants to be reborn as lethal virus to kill the human population) once said,
        that as result of less malaria is causing more stress on nature and environment as result of an increasing population due to less people dying.
        By removing DDT they also reduced the reproduction rate
        of humans.
        The Rockefellers,who not just financed Hitler but also worked close together with Rudin(Hitlers chief eugenist)
        during WW2,were huge fans of Chinas one child policy and forced abortions& sterilisations.
        And Obamas Climate Tzar Holdren co wrote the book Ecoscience with Paul”i’m even more wrong than hansen and still considered expert” Ehrlich about a world population of sub 2 billions,forced sterilisation etc.

        All people part of the same club originating from the malthusians.

        btw-democide & communism are top reasons why people must have guns.

      • Spiritus Mundi says:

        It is natural to die from malaria. It is not natural to be killed for having a difference of opinion.

        • Rah says:

          Difficult to draw a definitive line between an “unnatural” death and one that is “natural” in many cases. If there is treatment or propholaxis for any condition or disease but it is denied then is the resulting death “natural”? Starvation is one of the most effective weapons of war and genicidal campaigns.

      • Griff says:

        Please be clear: use of DDT is not outlawed for fighting malaria – it is still in use for that on occasion

        • Gator says:

          “On occasion”. How nice! Big Brother gets to decide who lives and who dies. Ms Griff is fine with this, as it is almost always poor brown people that needlessly suffer and die.

          The same genocidal maniacs that enabled malaria epidemics, brought us the climate change genocide.

          DDT became a prime target of the growing anti-chemical and anti-pesticide movements, and in 1967 a group of scientists and lawyers founded the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) with the specific goal of enacting a ban on DDT..

          In the 1970s and 1980s, agricultural use was banned in most developed countries, beginning with Hungary in 1968[51] followed by Norway and Sweden in 1970, West Germany and the United States in 1972, but not in the United Kingdom until 1984. By 1991 total bans, including for disease control, were in place in at least 26 countries; for example Cuba in 1970, the US in the 1980s, Singapore in 1984, Chile in 1985 and the Republic of Korea in 1986.

          Socialists hate human beings, especially if they are poor and brown.

          • Colorado Wellington says:

            Ms Griff and other progressives love poor brown people in abstract and use them to claim moral superiority. They hate the real human beings because those pesky people don’t want to cooperate with the progressives’ plans and have their own aspirations for better life.

  4. Disillusioned says:

    Ignorant sheep on the left don’t want to believe they actually support totalitarianism, nor that the world’s worst atrocities were carried out by socialists. Because their own political ideals are… socialist. Oh the ironing.

    So, they’re lied to, from their first time in public school, and then every day in the press. That it’s right-wingers who do these things. And not actually their own kind. And they believe it.

  5. MGJ says:

    I recall watching interviews with Poles and Hungarians from the late 1940s. Their message was much the same, namely that the uniforms and accents of those doing the torturing and raping changed with the defeat of the Nazis but otherwise, it was business as usual.

    • czechlist says:

      My Czech kinfolk hated both their Nazis and Communist overseers but the Commies more so.
      The Nazis were brutal but mostly allowed them to keep their property and occupations.
      The Commies were as brutal and took everything, put them in controlled communities and dictated their jobs.
      Last time there (1998) my cousins were still wary of discussing politics.
      I think of them each time I carefully survey my environment before talking politics or telling joke in public.
      That communist invention, Political Correctness, has destroyed free speech.

  6. Mac says:

    I think it’s disgusting the way the neoliberals are bleating and whining about anti-Semitism recently, and pointing fingers. We had a hateful racist anti-Semite for a president for eight long years. Now that we got rid of Obama, and we have a president who is a true friend and ally to Israel and the Jewish people, suddenly the leftoids are laughably trying to claim the mantle of Guardian of the Jews. It’s thoroughly ridiculous. Lefties despise Israel and they hate Jews, just like they always have. Israel is the sole democracy in the mideast. There are just 15 million Jews in the entire world, and they’re outnumbered 75 to 1 by a hateful group of people who want them dead. Yet, the liberals side with Islam, which is the most disgraceful, misogynistic, homophobic, bigoted, and oppressive religion that ever existed.

    Clearly, the reason has to do with Democrats’ totalitarian instincts. When you’re a Democrat, you’ve just got to admire the way Islam keeps everyone in line.

  7. winnipeg boy says:

    We look back at the 1900’s and think that Marxist experiment was evil. In 100 years people will look back at this revisit of Marxism and think it was just plain stupid. – Which it is.

    • Anon says:

      I just look at it empirically, without getting into the details.

      Marx apparently spent a large amount of time in 1857 in the British Museum reading about capitalism and taking 800 pages of notes that would eventually become Das Kapital.

      In his final product he propose a system, based on “science” he says, that will solve all of humanity’s economic and government problems and usher in a workers Utopia.

      If what he says is true, this makes him a greater genius than Isaac Newton & Albert Einstein. (Think about it.)

      His “observations” about the ills produced in society by uncontrolled and rapacious capitalism are true (any journalist could duplicate them), but his “scientific theories” about how to engineer a Utopian workers paradise are just well articulated junk. IMHO

      • Gator says:

        Leftists believe they can perfect humanity. The rest of us know we must work with what we have.

      • Johansen says:

        Anon… Karl Marx spent his entire productive life (25-30 yrs) sitting on his butt in the British Library. He said he was “condemned to read books”. He never got off his butt and visited any of the industries/factories he was demonizing, and never realized that improvements in safety and labor relations were taking place gradually & steadily, and were largely being implemented by the people he hated…. religious people.
        He didn’t know jack about jack. If he had talent it was writing attention-grabbing political tracts. He borrowed money his entire life to survive. He didn’t pay his household servants. He was a hate-filled, self-righteous slob.

        • Gator says:

          Marx had a productive life? Who knew?

        • Anon says:

          Thanks for that clarification… that was kind of the direction I was going in…. and add to that, even if
          you read every book published in the 1800s, imagine how uninformed you would be… but according to Marx he had enough knowledge to diagnose and cure all of our ills.

          My main point still is, if you somehow believe that Marx was right, that he produced a cure for all of our economic and political problems, think about that achievement; it was not something Moses, Jesus or the Buddha could accomplishment. And as the problem is so complex, it dwarfs the accomplishments of Newton and Einstein.

          • Johansen says:

            Yes.
            Any system based on “society owes me free stuff” and/or “the rich are to blame for everything” is doomed to fail.
            And people as a whole aren’t motivated by “altruism” (Communism). The butcher, baker, and brewer are motivated by “self-interest” (this is known as Adam Smith’s invisible hand). The bread-baker does his job every day because he wants to pay his bills, support his family, and make a profit at the end of the day; not because he wants to benefit ‘society at large’, although that’s exactly what he’s doing. An “invisible hand” guides producers to solve the supply problem and benefit society, without them even realizing it, and without a single bureaucrat or Commissar telling them what to produce

          • Disillusioned says:

            Or, how much to charge the client, or how much to pay their workers.

            It works out.

        • Robertv says:

          The same happens with all those millennials. Never had a job never had responsibilities they would not survive one week without electricity but they all want to radically change the world.

      • Robertv says:

        Capitalism only becomes uncontrolled and rapacious in a corrupt political system. The minimum wage is just one of the many examples of such a corrupt system.

        • Johansen says:

          The minimum wage was supposed to be for new trainees. Once you gained skills, you advanced beyond the minimum.
          It’s a classic example of an artificial “price floor”. The supply curve is shifted to the left, which raised the price to consumers and lowers the demand for labor. Suddenly, automated equipment looks really attractive to producers. (Just look at a modern auto plant as an illustration). Highly trained equipment programmers/maintainers are helped; entry-level assembly line workers are harmed

  8. BobW in NC says:

    Tony – I’ve been around enough years (born WW II) that I understand the point of your article explicitly. A Jewish friend of mine informed me of an appropriate blessing (I am a Christian) I would like to pass to you for the work you do: “May your name be written in the Book of Life.”

  9. sunsettommy says:

    DEATH
    BY GOVERNMENT

    https://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE1.HTM

    The link shows that Socialist/Communist nations are the biggest killers

  10. Weylan McAnally says:

    Tony,

    My good friend of over 30 years and his family were granted asylum and allowed to immigrate from the USSR to the US in the late 70s. His father is Jewish and his mother Catholic. The father a mechanical and electrical engineer. The mother a physician. Essentially his father irritated enough govt officials for them to expel the family instead of sending them to the gulag. His family experienced overt anti-Semitism in the USSR.

    After immigrating, the FBI visited his home and interviewed his family on an annual basis for about a decade. His father became a successful engineer. His mother gained her medical license in the US and became a dermatologist.

  11. Bob Hoye says:

    For about two years I’ve had a theme about those seeking perfection.
    Communists were out to create the “Perfect Man”.
    Nazis were determined to have the “Perfect” race and land space.
    For over a hundred years, policymakers at the Fed have attempted to obtain the “Perfect” GDP growth rate.
    Today’s authoritarians are compelled to set the Earth at the “Perfect” temperature.
    Further extension of the cooling force from diminishing solar activity can place the promotion in perspective.
    It looks like a serious financial contraction has started. Should it continue “policymaking” could be assigned to the dustbin of history.

  12. frederik wiss says:

    Love thy neighbour is a jewish commandment ,although the jewish religion disavowes all sorts of commandments . In the jewish religion every person is responsible for his own life and others without buts , ifs and ands . In christianity obeyance is teached as the highest virtue ,more than love .It is therefor no wonder Hitler came to power with the help of the catholic church . In islam personal responsability is discarded : The saying inshallah implicates this nicely : It is the perfect excuse for not being responsible.
    The communist/socialist way of thinking is pure materialism equalizing society . This is an utopian dream with an even worse outcome , neglecting the weaknesses of we humans ourselves without a moral compass .

  13. frederik wisse says:

    Again I am being censored at showing the shortcomings of nearly all religions except the jewish one . Communism although dialectic, materialistic is also a pseudo-religion.

  14. Michael Spencer says:

    An interesting coincidence to see the banner “1984” on the GUM department store on the Red Square. Very appropriate – eight year before the fall of communism!

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