Friday, October 24, 2014

How Anti-Semitism Was Fed By Racism

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                 

       Max Baer, Jewish Boxer (February 11, 1909 in Nebraska-November 21, 1959 in Hollywood)

The needful unity of all races in the story of Creation is found in the bible in Genesis.  We are told of the common origin of all men, coming from Adam and Eve and their sons, Cain and Abel.
By our 19th century, the Western world  realized the existence of the Aryan and Semitic families of languages and this led to the theory of the existence of Aryan and Semitic races.  Later, the Teutons (Germanic or Celtic people) exemplified the Aryan group and the Jews the Semites.  At this time they believed in the theory that Jews were physically homogeneous and that there was a correlation between physical type and mental-cultural characteristic.  They then deduced that Jews and a few other groups were regarded as racially "inferior." The scientists have rejected this theory.  By the end of the 19th century, this became a basic conception of the revived anti-Jewish movement in Germany which, in the new era of tolerance, could no longer base itself exclusively on religion and, moreover was confronted with large numbers of Jews in whose lives Judaism played no part.  This happened mainly in Germany.
                                                   Hitler-in the end committed suicide
                                                (1889 Austria-1945 Berlin, Germany)

This unfounded theory got into the hands of E. Duhring, Wilhelm Marr, H.S. Chamberlain, A. Rosenburg, Hitler, etc. and became a deadly weapon.  It became a fundamental principle of the Nazi movement from the outset.

I have to interject here that it belies all facts, especially in Germany.  From the onset, Jewish rabbis, intellectuals of the highest caliber,  had emigrated to the Rhineland in the year 1,000 CE where they centered in Worms, Germany.  Worms became an intellectual center for Christians afterwards.  Jews have managed to take care of themselves very well when others couldn't find jobs.  This was no mark of inferiority of races but magnified their capabilities.  If anything, the common German could have been feeling jealousy, not thinking of Jews as inferiors.  One thing, they couldn't understand why Jews didn't believe in Jesus, as most Germans were Catholics.

Yet, this unscientific and damning theory became a part of the Nuremberg Laws in 1935, where intermarriage was absolutely forbidden between Jews and "Aryans".  New laws were laid down against all persons with 2 or more Jewish grandparents.  Even in Fascist Italy, Germany's partner in WWII, 1938 saw the Italians adopting these laws on its Jews. From 1939 to 1945 during the war, other countries adopted the same laws.  These laws became extermination laws that the Germans carried out against Jews.  They got so carried away exterminating Jews that they even exterminated Christian clergymen and priests who had only the vaguest Jewish connections.  6 million Jews were slaughtered in WWII.  We now have 6 million living in the USA and 6 million living in Israel with 2 million scattered in other countries.

These unscientific theories finally were laid to rest as evidences of racialism where they went by craniometry (cranial measurements).    And I say to anyone who still harbors such ill will towards Jews as being inferiors:  how about who wins all the scientific prizes in this world?  Jews do, showing that Jews are not lacking in brains.  I wonder what they would say if they realized that Neanderthals were covering Europe but none were in Africa?  Germany would have had many of them.
                                                              Gal Mekel from  Israel

We have Jewish football players in National football (NFL) and I can guarantee you that when they took a class, they actually studied and passed it on their own.  We now have learned of so many whose university abetted players in cheating for their grades.  Andrew Kline of the St. Louis Rams is one from 2000 to 2003. We have a lot of coaches and executives, too.  We have Jews in other sports as well.Hank Greenberg (1911-1986) was a famous baseball player and played for the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates ball clubs.  Later he became the manager and owner.   My favorite was Mark Spitz, swimmer. 

 In boxing, my father's sport, we had  Max Baer ("Madcap Maxie"), USA, world champion heavyweight.  He wore a Star of David on his trunks, and was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Baer had to quit school in the 8th grade to help his father on their cattle ranch in Omaha, Nebraska.  He was born in 1909.  Working on the ranch is attributed to be the reason for Baer's strength.  He turned professional in 1929 and won 22 of his first 24 fights; 9 with first-round knockouts  Max died on November 21, 1959.  My father was a boxer.  Morris Goldfoot was called Billy Meshke in Portland, Oregon, USA where he boxed.  He was born in 1908 and died in 1967, boxing when he was in his 20's. Like Max, he had to quit school but in his Junior year of high school and had to give up baseball  in order to support his family.  He didn't like to be hit when boxing, though, so got out and into the meat business.  
       Morris Goldfoot aka Billy Meshke, Jewish boxer, descendant of Rabbi of Worms; RASHI, King David

 Basketball finds playing for the Dallas Mavericks, was Gal Mekel from Israel, NBA's 6'3" point guard.  .So Jews are certainly not afraid of getting into sports.    

I wonder if the Arabs realized the unbelievable compact they had made with Hitler who was acting out of his Aryan superiority belief and the Semites of which they were a part whom the Germans thought were an inferior people.  It was an incongruous union.  

Jews have won many Nobel prizes which perplexes some people who still hang onto the theory of Jews being an inferior people. Richard Dawkins, biologist, author and atheist, was also perplexed.  He said it was " pure religion and culture.  Something about the cultural tradition of Jews is way, way more sympathetic to science and learning and intellectual pursuits than Islam. "   At least 194 Jews and people of half-or 3/4 Jewish ancestry have been awarded the Nobel Prize, accounting for 23% of all individual recipients worldwide between 1901 and 2014.  That's pretty good for a people who make up less than 0.2% of the total world  population.  This year 6 of 12 laureates were Jewish. That's 50%.  

I've just touched on 2 things; Athletics and Nobel prizes  which show that we are not an inferior race by any means, nor are we a pure race, though we started from Abraham's family group.  As it turned out, most people throughout the ages have been kept from intermarrying with us.  Despite that, we have had our own Romeo and Juliet stories through the ages,  especially in Germany and in Eastern Europe,  just like the early TV sitcom of Abie's Irish Rose happening in Brooklyn.  

Getting into Medical Schools has always been very hard.  Since the 20's there had been a rule of only taking in a small % of Jews. Yes, there was a quota on Jewish students.   The facts were that more Jews passed the qualifications than were allowed entrance.  If we could have, every Jewish family would have had a doctor in their family.  We do not have a lack of brains.  Our fathers have told us, "You can only carry away so much of your money if, G-d forbid-tragedy hits like the stock market falling, but you always have your knowledge in your head.  We've been encouraged to go for higher education since the beginning of time.  It's something we can take with us.  

Jews have waited for 2,000 years to return to their homeland, Israel and Judah.  They've  had to metamorphose from scholars into warriors again, but they gained their homeland and have held it for the past 66 years.  They have showed the world that they are no inferior people to be chastised and subjugated.  They're leading the world in many fields today.  


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