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“The term ‘Esau hates Jacob’ symbolizes the world which Jews experience. It is deeply embedded in the Jewish folk tradition.”
C.S. Liebman, “Myth, Tradition and Values in Israeli Society,” 1978.[1]C.S. Liebman, “Myth, Tradition and Values in Israeli Society,” Midstream, 24 (1978), 44-53, 44.

“Increased rates of paranoid states are commonly found among migratory and immigrant groups.”
Maizel et al., “Folie à trois among two Soviet-Jewish immigrant families to Israel,” 1990.[2]Maizel S, Knobler HY, Herbstein R., “Folie à trois among two Soviet-Jewish immigrant families to Israel,” British Journal of Psychiatry (1990), 157, 290-292, 290.

It surely isn’t coincidental that the two best twentieth-century novels on the theme of paranoia were written by members of the Jewish race. Although differing slightly in approach and direction, Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time (1913–1927), with its focus on jealous paranoia, and Franz Kafka’s The Trial (1925), which emphasizes conspiracy-based paranoia, are probably unsurpassed in their dissection and communication of paranoid emotions and associated mental and social disturbance.[3]Proust’s father was apparently native French. His Jewish mother, Jeanne Clémence Weil, was a descendant of wealthy Alsatian moneylenders. Harold Bloom comments that Proust’s “love for his Gentile father was real, but his passion for his Jewish mother was overwhelming.” See H. Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages (New York: Riverhead, 1995), 369. Proust’s Jewish identity was complex but strong. See I, Ebert, “Le Premier Dreyfusard”: Jewishness in Marcel Proust,” The French Review, 67(2), 196-217; J. Hyde, “Proust, His Jews and His Jewishness” The French Review, 39(6), 837-848; and J. Brami, “Strange Jewishness: Essay on the Treatment of Jewish Identity in Proust,” in A. Benhaim (ed), The Strange M. Proust (New York: Routledge, 2009). Both authors, with their schizoid and labyrinthine visions, came to mind recently when I read that Jewish financiers and academics are developing artificial intelligence in order to ceaselessly scan the internet for “hidden antisemitism on social media.” Britain’s The Times reports:

Workers on the Decoding Antisemitism project will write algorithms to find codes such as “Juice” instead of “Jews” and look for anti-Jewish narratives, conspiracy theories and stereotypes that are harder to detect automatically than explicit racism. They hope to develop a tool that can scan websites and social media profiles for implicit antisemitism.

This strange venture is being staffed by a motley of Jews and grant-hungry Europeans, eager for some of the several million Euro donated by the German Jewish Alfred Landecker Foundation, an organisation that is as tragic-comic as its new pet project. The Alfred Landecker Foundation was established recently by the Reimann family, German billionaires who own controlling stakes in Krispy Kreme, Dr Pepper and other major players in the nutrition-devoid, diabetes-inducing goy-feed market. The Reimann’s will initially support the Foundation with an astonishing 250 million euros over the next ten years. The family is not Jewish, but, in what appears to be a new “reparations” tactic to fill the coffers of Jewish “defense bodies,” were subjected last year to what amounts to an international public relations blackmail by several influential Jewish journalists and organisations who highlighted the family’s National Socialist past. Devra First, for example, a Jewish journalist at the Boston Globe, led one of the early attacks with an article titled, “I found out Nazi money is behind my favorite coffee. Should I keep drinking it?”

The New York Times later reported that the campaign resulted in Reimann employees (there are over 180,000 globally) reporting that customers accused them of “working for Nazis.” A boycott campaign then followed, after which the family meekly announced that it was “relieved to have the truth come out” and that it would make large donations on behalf of Jews. In the end, the Reimann’s renamed their family foundation after a Jew “murdered by the Nazis,” handed over control of the Foundation to an “independent” (mostly Jewish) council, and promised it would henceforth be dedicated to fund projects that “honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and of Nazi terror.”

The international organized Jewish community thus found itself, after relatively little effort, with a ready-made, lavishly funded vehicle for their interests. A new website for the Alfred Landecker Foundation says its mission is to educate “about the Holocaust and the terrible price that is paid when intolerance and bigotry reign.” This extremely wealthy foundation now professes that it will employ its considerable financial arsenal against “populism and nationalism.” The Decoding Antisemitism project is merely the latest surreal twist in this rather sordid tale.

What exactly “Decoding Antisemitism” will, or can, achieve remains to be seen. The most that one can say at present is that it’s part of a larger problem. As Gilad Atzmon recently asked, “What is it that causes some to constantly measure how much they are hated?” Jews now not only constantly measure how much they are hated, in the form of the usual surveys and so on, but also dedicate themselves to the innovation of new techniques of measurement. The “Decoding Antisemitism” project is, by any estimation, a form of technologized eavesdropping. And, like most eavesdropping endeavors, it is unlikely to bring much in the way of relief or profit to the eavesdropper. As my mother used to say, “eavesdroppers never hear any good of themselves.” Jews fully expect to be hated, and they devote significant resources to proving it to themselves and others, before declaring that “something” must be done about it. This “something,” aside from pushing for mass migration and censorship, inevitably involves further surveys or social surveillance, and thus the cycle of expectation, confirmation, and renewed determination continues. The key to the cyclical nature of this process is the Jewish expectation of irrational and inexplicable hatred from the outsider. In other words, Jewish paranoia plays a significant role in the seemingly endless provocation of anti-Semitism. Paranoia among Jews is therefore surely worthy of some consideration.

Understanding Jewish Paranoia

Gaining an evidence-based understanding of mental pathology among Jews is surprisingly difficult. Victor Sanua has noted the fact that although “mental illness among Jews has been a subject of interest and controversy for centuries,” the “dearth of studies on the mental illness of Jews is striking when compared to the number of Jewish professionals in the field.”[4]Sanua, Victor D. “Mental Illness and Other Forms of Psychiatric Deviance Among Contemporary Jewry 1.” Transcultural Psychiatric Research Review 29, no. 3 (January 1992): 197–233., 197-8. The reluctance of Jewish psychologists and psychiatrists to turn an analytical gaze inwards corresponds with the general pattern of Jewish interpretations of anti-Semitism, which is overwhelmingly portrayed as originating independently of Jews and their behavior. Jews are notable for their strong aversion to considerations of personal or group-level wrongdoing, and the fact that there are few studies of Jewish mental health is also confirmation of some of the findings of those studies that have taken place; namely, that Jews score significantly lower on guilt-associated pathologies, especially those involving self-criticism and suicide.[5]Ball, R. A., and Clare, A. W. “Symptoms and Social Adjustment in Jewish Depressives.” British Journal of Psychiatry 156, no. 3 (1990): 379–83, 379, 381-2. Israel has historically had a very low suicide rate, in contrast to nations like Japan which have a culture high in self-criticism. Sanua (1992) found that Jews in Britain had a suicide rate roughly half that of British non-Jews. In this area, Jews more closely resemble populations with higher levels of psychopathy, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian sub-continent, rather than populations with higher levels of anxiety and conscientiousness like Europeans and East Asians.[6]Lynn, R. “Racial and ethnic differences in psychopathic personality,” Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 32, Issue 2, 2002, 273-316.

Open hostility to the idea that Jews are particularly prone to certain mental illnesses is often conveyed within Jewish academia and psychiatry, something that further stifles discussion of the subject and the gathering of evidence. Sander Gilman, for example, an historian of medicine, has accused Jewish psychiatrists who studied Jews and mental illness of being self-hating Jews and complicit in the advancement of anti-Semitism:

In differentiating himself from the Jew as madman, the Jewish psychiatrist reified his own tenuous position in the power structure of medicine. The doctor and the patient are not to be confused, especially not by the doctor. The myth of the madness of the Jew can serve as a means of exploring how groups react to rhetoric aimed at them from their primary reference group.[7]Gilman, Sander L. “Jews and mental illness: Medical metaphors, anti‐semitism, and the Jewish response.” Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 20, no. 2 (1984): 150-159, 158.

Although presented in Marxist terminology, what Gilman is essentially arguing is that Jewish psychiatrists betrayed their racial origins by producing studies that agreed with what Gilman believes to be little more than racist tropes — the idea, current from the 1860s to the present day, that certain mental illnesses are more prevalent among Jews than other populations. The major problem with Gilman’s 1984 study is that it fails to explore even a fraction of the relevant literature, simply making the assertion that the early twentieth-century studies were prejudiced and proceeding from that to a sweeping narrative of internalized anti-Semitism.

This is not to say that certain historical medical beliefs about the tendency of Jews toward some mental illnesses were always rooted in reality. For example, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century it was commonly believed that Jews were more predisposed to schizophrenia than Europeans, something that scholarship had reversed entirely by the 1930s.[8]See, Halpern, Lipman. “Some data of the psychic morbidity of Jews and Arabs in Palestine.” American Journal of Psychiatry 94, no. 5 (1938): 1215-1222, 1218. A survey of the literature found that international rates of schizophrenia (from highest) were predominantly northern European: Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Switzerland, England, Sweden, NY State, Denmark, Germany, Russia, and Finland. (In 2013 a genetic mutation was found that makes Ashkenazi Jews more prone to schizophrenia compared to other Ashkenazi Jews but this does not imply that Ashkenazi Jews are more prone to schizophrenia in general.) Misinterpretation, or poor cultural contextualization of data, has also led to the development of new tropes. For example, much of the scientific literature on an alleged link between Jews and hypochondriasis has been based on army recruitment data, with Jews and Italians noted as much more likely than Irish, British, or German recruits to report apparently non-existent illnesses or to exaggerate pain or incapacity.[9]See, Ball, R. A., and A. W. Clare. “Symptoms and Social Adjustment in Jewish Depressives.” British Journal of Psychiatry 156, no. 3 (1990): 379–83, 381. Hypochondriasis can hardly be considered an appropriate diagnosis in such a context, however, given the well-known, and deeply historical, tendency of some young men to wish to avoid military service through simple malingering. As discussed in Derek Penslar’s Princeton-published Jews and the Military, Jews have a very long tradition of malingering in order to evade serving in the militaries of host nations, including acts of self-mutilation. Thus the link in the psychiatric literature between Jews and hypochondriasis based on army recruitment data is extremely naive.[10]Penslar, Derek J. Jews and the Military: A History. Princeton University Press, 2015. Malingering and service-avoidance are discussed on pages 11, 27, 29, 30, 31, 38, 45, 46, 48, 256.

What does emerge from the existing literature on the mental health of Jews is a rather clear tendency towards forms of manic-depressive psychosis, a tendency toward paranoid siege mentality at the group level, and a generally very poor level of psychological adjustment to living among Whites. Ball and Clare (1990) found that Jews “are prone to suffer from affective disorders,” and added that “the possibility of a genetic contribution to the genesis of these illnesses must be considered.”[11]Ball, R. A., and A. W. Clare. “Symptoms and Social Adjustment in Jewish Depressives.” British Journal of Psychiatry 156, no. 3 (1990): 379–83, 379, 381-2. Halpern’s very early study of Jews in Palestine (1938) also found manic-depressive psychosis and paranoia to among the most marked manifestations of mental pathology among Jews.[12]Halpern, Lipman. “Some data of the psychic morbidity of Jews and Arabs in Palestine.” American Journal of Psychiatry 94, no. 5 (1938): 1215-1222, 1220. Cooklin (1983) noted, like Ball and Clare, that there were significant differences in manic-depressive psychosis between Jews and non-Jews, and also made the argument that this difference was most probably genetic in origin.[13]Cooklin, Ruth S., A. Ravindran, and M. W. P. Carney. “The Patterns of Mental Disorder in Jewish and Non-Jewish Admissions to a District General Hospital Psychiatric Unit: Is Manic-Depressive Illness a Typically Jewish Disorder?” Psychological Medicine 13, no. 1 (1983): 209–12, 211. In 1999, Kohn et al. responded to counter-arguments from individuals like Sander Gilman who advanced arguments that there was no scientific basis for the belief that Jews differed from non-Jews in terms of mental health. After employing a historical review and meta-analysis, Kohn et al. demonstrated conclusively that Jews had at least a “20% greater risk for affective disorders than non-Jews.”[14]Kohn, Robert, Itzhak Levav, Stacey Zolondek, and Michaele Richter. “Affective Disorders among Jews: A Historical Review and Meta-Analysis.” History of Psychiatry 10, no. 38 (June 1999): 245–67, 261. In the recently-published Anti-Semitism and Psychiatry (2020), Loewenthal and Marcus add that “there is evidence that Ashkenazi Jews are more likely than others to possess genetic variations that may or may not predispose to heritable psychiatric syndromes such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.”[15]Loewenthal, K. M. & Marcus, B, “Jewish Stereotypes in Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment,” in Moffic, H.S. (ed) Anti-Semitism and Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Interventions (New York: Springer, 2020), 186.

Some of the scientific literature also provides greater insight into the tendency of Jews towards conspiracy paranoia. This is certainly relevant because the received wisdom about the nature of anti-Semitism has, since the late 1950s, essentially embodied paranoid Jewish thinking about the conspiratorial nature of out-groups. A particularly interesting aspect of the work of the Frankfurt School is the way this thinking on the part of Jews was reflected back onto a supposedly pathological out-group culture. In fact, as Jay (1980) notes, in such works as Prophets of Deceit and The Authoritarian Personality, the Frankfurt School presented Jews as victims of “paranoid projection.” The work of the Frankfurt School stunned many socialist contemporaries because of the manner in which it abandoned classical Marxist theory in favor of an almost obsessional dedication to psychologizing the out-group:

The generally psychologistic orientation of the work as a whole led some observers to believe that the Frankfurt School had abandoned its Marxist past entirely. Moreover, nowhere in the work was an attempt made to see anti-Semitism in essentially class terms.[16]Jay, Martin. “The Jews and the Frankfurt School: Critical Theory’s Analysis of Anti-Semitism.” New German Critique, no. 19 (1980): 137-49, 141-2.

The available scientific literature strongly suggests that projection in fact operated inversely in this instance, with maladjusted Jews constructing paranoid narratives about non-Jews, in this case, European Americans. Rinder’s (1963) exploration of psychological adjustment in American populations, for example, found that Jewish “assimilation” only worsened the neuroses and mental health of Jews:

Every Jewish generation group scored lower in adjustment than the matched Gentile group on obtained Rorschach scores. The inner maladjustment of American Jews, on the basis of this evidence, seems to be greater than that of their Gentile peers, and the greater the Americanization, the greater the maladjustment.[17]Rinder, I D. “Mental health of American Jewish urbanites: a review of literature and predictions.” The International journal of social psychiatry vol. 9 (1963): 104-9, 108.

Some of this Jewish maladjustment is expressed in what Maizel et al. (1990) describe as “socially shared psychopathology,” with the additional comment that “increased rates of paranoid states are commonly found among migratory and immigrant groups.”[18]Maizel S, Knobler HY, Herbstein R., “Folie à trois among two Soviet-Jewish immigrant families to Israel,” British Journal of Psychiatry (1990), 157, 290-292, 290. Jews have been noted as a unique “middleman minority” population that continues to behave culturally, economically, and politically, as if in a permanent state of transience. This is precisely the fertile context for socially shared psychopathology to develop.

Jews are also strongly ethnocentric, and their behavior in a diaspora condition corresponds closely with what Bar-Tal et al. (1992) found in their study of siege mentality among Israelis.[19]Bar-Tal, Daniel, and Dikla Antebi. “Beliefs about Negative Intentions of the World: A Study of the Israeli Siege Mentality.” Political Psychology 13, no. 4 (1992): 633-45. In this study, it was discussed that paranoid siege mentality emerges when “a significant and influential part of the group believes that outsiders have intentions to do wrong to or inflict harm on their group. … the crucial focus of the belief is on the rest of the world or out-groups.[20]Ibid, 634.
(Bar-Tal, Daniel, and Dikla Antebi. “Beliefs about Negative Intentions of the World: A Study of the Israeli Siege Mentality.” Political Psychology 13, no. 4 (1992): 633-45.)
This dovetails very well with the fact that Jews score very low on self-criticism or guilt-based emotions, and associated behaviors like suicide. This critical focus on the rest of the world or out-groups also explains the very strong reaction of Jews towards any sign of self-criticism within the group (e.g., accusations of “Jewish self-hatred”), and further explains the extraordinary tendency of Jews to obsessively develop theories psychologizing or pathologizing host populations, even in times of relatively peaceful co-existence, and to engage in endless monitoring of the attitudes of the out-group.

Paranoid siege mentality beliefs have serious behavioral implications, which in turn have very serious repercussions for intergroup relations. Bar-Tal et al. remark that “individuals and groups behave in ways which are consistent with their beliefs. … They may take drastic measures, even out of the range of the accepted norms for the intergroup behaviors, to prevent possible danger and avert the threat.”[21]Ibid, 643.
(Bar-Tal, Daniel, and Dikla Antebi. “Beliefs about Negative Intentions of the World: A Study of the Israeli Siege Mentality.” Political Psychology 13, no. 4 (1992): 633-45.)
Such drastic measures are clearly in evidence throughout Jewish history where, in bids to obtain maximum profit or security, Jews have engaged in high-risk aggression towards European masses (e.g., requesting harsh punishments from monarchs, assisting enemy armies). These measures have only ever been successful for as long as Jews could maintain strong links with a powerful elite. In times of weakened reigns or transitional stages at the top level, Jewish fortunes have suffered significantly, in the form of outbursts of violence or expulsions.

That paranoid siege mentality is a driver of the cyclical nature of anti-Semitism is more or less suggested implicitly within the scientific literature. Sanua (1992), for example, found the psychological profile of Jewish political radicals in the United States to be “paranoid-masochistic” with “the expectation of victimization seen as justifying aggressive acting out.”[22]Sanua, Victor D. “Mental Illness and Other Forms of Psychiatric Deviance Among Contemporary Jewry 1.” Transcultural Psychiatric Research Review 29, no. 3 (January 1992): 197–233., 212. The trend was also noted even among some Jewish psychoanalysts, with Stanley Rothman and Howard Stein suggesting that Jews, especially aggressive Left-leaning Jews, were beholden to group fantasies and had “developed a shared repetition compulsion rooted in the need for punishment.”[23]See, Stein, Howard F. “Judaism and the group-fantasy of martyrdom: The psychodynamic paradox of survival through persecution.” The Journal of Psychohistory 6, no. 2 (1978): 151; Rothman, Stanley (1978). “Group Fantasies and Jewish Radicalism.”Journal of Psychohistory 6:211–240.

Especially interesting in light of the recent move by Jewish groups to create software in order to monitor even the most nuanced of discussions of Jews on social media, Bar-Tal et al. remark that a key feature of paranoid siege mentality is the development of “special sensitivity to cues indicating negative intentions emitted by out-groups.”[24]Bar-Tal, Daniel, and Dikla Antebi. “Beliefs about Negative Intentions of the World: A Study of the Israeli Siege Mentality.” Political Psychology 13, no. 4 (1992): 633-45, 642. There is probably no ethnic group on earth that has so finely developed its sensitivity to cues indicating negative intentions omitted by out-groups than the Jews.

Equally important to note is that this phenomenon is not indicative of low self-esteem on the part of the paranoid group. In fact, the trend again is towards low self-criticism and psychopathic levels of high self-esteem. Bar-Tal et al. explain:

Not surprisingly, Siege Mentality is related to Ethnocentrism. The belief that the world has negative intentions towards the group indicates its evil, malice, and aggressiveness. In this context, the group not only feels victimized and self-righteous, but also superior to the out-group.

Conclusion

One of the remarkable aspects of anti-Semitism is its repetitive nature. The surveyed literature offers some valuable insight into the etiological factors of anti-Semitism, especially the ways in which supremacist Jewish paranoia about anti-Semitism justifies, and operates in tandem with, aggressive behaviors against out-groups. This aggression then provokes real anti-Semitism, which consequently offers further impetus for the “shared repetition compulsion” to continue. Jews unquestionably differ from non-Jews in terms of their psychological profile, a fact that is increasingly being attributed to genetic differences, and they appear to remain significantly psychologically maladjusted to life among Whites. The continued dedication of “significant and influential” Jews to the close monitoring of out-groups, in the form of surveys, software, and government surveillance, and the intense involvement of Jewish groups in restricting the freedoms of host populations, suggests that Jewish paranoid siege mentality is in fact worsening, even entering the phase of “drastic measures” in an effort to obtain what is perhaps an unobtainable level of psychological comfort and security. Certainly these measures go “out of the range of the accepted norms for the intergroup behaviors.” A reasonable prediction, based on historical precedent, would therefore be that the further acceleration of this trend, and the ongoing neglect of the real causes of anti-Semitism, would lead to genuine intergroup conflict and the continuance of the cycle of Jewish history.

Notes

[1] C.S. Liebman, “Myth, Tradition and Values in Israeli Society,” Midstream, 24 (1978), 44-53, 44.

[2] Maizel S, Knobler HY, Herbstein R., “Folie à trois among two Soviet-Jewish immigrant families to Israel,” British Journal of Psychiatry (1990), 157, 290-292, 290.

[3] Proust’s father was apparently native French. His Jewish mother, Jeanne Clémence Weil, was a descendant of wealthy Alsatian moneylenders. Harold Bloom comments that Proust’s “love for his Gentile father was real, but his passion for his Jewish mother was overwhelming.” See H. Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages (New York: Riverhead, 1995), 369. Proust’s Jewish identity was complex but strong. See I, Ebert, “Le Premier Dreyfusard”: Jewishness in Marcel Proust,” The French Review, 67(2), 196-217; J. Hyde, “Proust, His Jews and His Jewishness” The French Review, 39(6), 837-848; and J. Brami, “Strange Jewishness: Essay on the Treatment of Jewish Identity in Proust,” in A. Benhaim (ed), The Strange M. Proust (New York: Routledge, 2009).

[4] Sanua, Victor D. “Mental Illness and Other Forms of Psychiatric Deviance Among Contemporary Jewry 1.” Transcultural Psychiatric Research Review 29, no. 3 (January 1992): 197–233., 197-8.

[5] Ball, R. A., and Clare, A. W. “Symptoms and Social Adjustment in Jewish Depressives.” British Journal of Psychiatry 156, no. 3 (1990): 379–83, 379, 381-2. Israel has historically had a very low suicide rate, in contrast to nations like Japan which have a culture high in self-criticism. Sanua (1992) found that Jews in Britain had a suicide rate roughly half that of British non-Jews.

[6] Lynn, R. “Racial and ethnic differences in psychopathic personality,” Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 32, Issue 2, 2002, 273-316.

[7] Gilman, Sander L. “Jews and mental illness: Medical metaphors, anti‐semitism, and the Jewish response.” Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 20, no. 2 (1984): 150-159, 158.

[8] See, Halpern, Lipman. “Some data of the psychic morbidity of Jews and Arabs in Palestine.” American Journal of Psychiatry 94, no. 5 (1938): 1215-1222, 1218. A survey of the literature found that international rates of schizophrenia (from highest) were predominantly northern European: Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Switzerland, England, Sweden, NY State, Denmark, Germany, Russia, and Finland.

[9] See, Ball, R. A., and A. W. Clare. “Symptoms and Social Adjustment in Jewish Depressives.” British Journal of Psychiatry 156, no. 3 (1990): 379–83, 381.

[10] Penslar, Derek J. Jews and the Military: A History. Princeton University Press, 2015. Malingering and service-avoidance are discussed on pages 11, 27, 29, 30, 31, 38, 45, 46, 48, 256.

[11] Ball, R. A., and A. W. Clare. “Symptoms and Social Adjustment in Jewish Depressives.” British Journal of Psychiatry 156, no. 3 (1990): 379–83, 379, 381-2.

[12] Halpern, Lipman. “Some data of the psychic morbidity of Jews and Arabs in Palestine.” American Journal of Psychiatry 94, no. 5 (1938): 1215-1222, 1220.

[13] Cooklin, Ruth S., A. Ravindran, and M. W. P. Carney. “The Patterns of Mental Disorder in Jewish and Non-Jewish Admissions to a District General Hospital Psychiatric Unit: Is Manic-Depressive Illness a Typically Jewish Disorder?” Psychological Medicine 13, no. 1 (1983): 209–12, 211.

[14] Kohn, Robert, Itzhak Levav, Stacey Zolondek, and Michaele Richter. “Affective Disorders among Jews: A Historical Review and Meta-Analysis.” History of Psychiatry 10, no. 38 (June 1999): 245–67, 261.

[15] Loewenthal, K. M. & Marcus, B, “Jewish Stereotypes in Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment,” in Moffic, H.S. (ed) Anti-Semitism and Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Interventions (New York: Springer, 2020), 186.

[16] Jay, Martin. “The Jews and the Frankfurt School: Critical Theory’s Analysis of Anti-Semitism.” New German Critique, no. 19 (1980): 137-49, 141-2.

[17] Rinder, I D. “Mental health of American Jewish urbanites: a review of literature and predictions.” The International journal of social psychiatry vol. 9 (1963): 104-9, 108.

[18] Maizel S, Knobler HY, Herbstein R., “Folie à trois among two Soviet-Jewish immigrant families to Israel,” British Journal of Psychiatry (1990), 157, 290-292, 290.

[19] Bar-Tal, Daniel, and Dikla Antebi. “Beliefs about Negative Intentions of the World: A Study of the Israeli Siege Mentality.” Political Psychology 13, no. 4 (1992): 633-45.

[20] Ibid, 634.

[21] Ibid, 643.

[22] Sanua, Victor D. “Mental Illness and Other Forms of Psychiatric Deviance Among Contemporary Jewry 1.” Transcultural Psychiatric Research Review 29, no. 3 (January 1992): 197–233., 212.

[23] See, Stein, Howard F. “Judaism and the group-fantasy of martyrdom: The psychodynamic paradox of survival through persecution.” The Journal of Psychohistory 6, no. 2 (1978): 151; Rothman, Stanley (1978). “Group Fantasies and Jewish Radicalism.”Journal of Psychohistory 6:211–240.

[24] Bar-Tal, Daniel, and Dikla Antebi. “Beliefs about Negative Intentions of the World: A Study of the Israeli Siege Mentality.” Political Psychology 13, no. 4 (1992): 633-45, 642.

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  1. Two anecdotes: A guy I know trains people for CCW and IDPA. He lives in a wealthy area and mixes with white collar professionals of many different backgrounds. A friend of his, a Jewish dentist, informed him that his temple or synagogue or whatever receives guidance from a national network of temples on the self-defense of members. This guidance includes a recommendation that members consider obtaining a CCW and undergo defensive shooting training. They even asked my friend if he’d be interested in doing security work at the temple. I wonder if the Vatican sends out this kind of guidance to priests…

    Another guy I knew from a previous job is Jewish. I actually really enjoyed working with him. I can’t remember what we were talking about but he lamented once that “Jews are blamed for everything”.

    The paranoia is real!

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  2. Sanderson says:

    I mean, the easy explanation is that their paranoia stems from the fear of retribution from out-groups which they have harmed. I had a Jewish business partner steal a multi-million business through technicalities. The minimum retainer fee I was quoted by attorneys was $100k to start a lawsuit (which would probably take years and even more money as it moved to trial). This effectively ended my desire to fight this all but lost cause. But do you think this Jewish partner sleeps well at night, knowing what he did? I doubt it.

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  3. Decoding Antisemitism

    I have a feeling the person who came with this nonsense monitors UR posts and comments like journalist Daniel Trilling the author of ‘Bloody Nasty People: the Rise of Britain’s Far Right’. He often writes articles for the UK Guardian and other publications.

    What they don’t like is the decentralized nature of the Internet unlike traditional media. The endgame is more censorship and circumventing the First Amendment in the United States.

    Below are the words of Daniel Allington, Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence at King’s College, who is part of the three-year project.

    Internet companies are failing to stem the tide of online hate.

    Despite an Anglo-Saxon surname, he is probably Jewish judging from his profile on the King’s College site.

    I carry out directly impact-focused research on antisemitism and extremism with Quilliam International and Campaign Against Antisemitism. My work on the UK Labour Party’s antisemitism crisis has been reported in the Jewish Chronicle, the Jewish Telegraph, and the Jewish News, and I have been interviewed on the same topic for Sky News, talkRADIO, MSNBC, and BBC Radio London. I am Deputy Editor of Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism .

    He also has links to the Uk-based Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) whose main aim is to deplatform online ‘heretics’ and non-conformists.

  4. Richard B says:
    @Sanderson

    But do you think this Jewish partner sleeps well at night, knowing what he did? I doubt it.

    Presumably, you have proof he stole. On the other hand, however, you have no proof he feels bad about it. But you think he does.

    Why?

    Certainly one possible answer would be that you need to process the guilt he can’t.

    But you can. And you can because you have a conscience. It’s not at all clear he does. So, until you receive an apology in the form of an “I’m sorry” and an amends in the form of recompensation, I wouldn’t give him the benefit of the doubt, let alone do his thinking for him.

  5. Richard B says:

    The international organized Jewish community (Jewish Supremacy Inc.) thus found itself, after relatively little effort, with a ready-made, lavishly funded vehicle for their interests.

    Of course, this is exactly what they’ve done to Western Civilization.

    One of the interesting things about Andrew Joyce’s writings, especially lately, is that with each article he seems to be putting JSI‘s entire explanatory system between the sword and the wall, revealing in the process just how threadbare and question begging it is.

    Whether anyone likes it or not, and probably the majority don’t like it at all, we live in an interpreted world. Meaning, we can never say what anything is, we can only say what it’s like. That’s why the expression “analogical thinking” is redundant.

    It’s exactly because we can only say what something is like that all thinking is analogical. This is why language is connected to the world by behavior. But the language of JSI is connected to more language. This is why their reasoning is so circular. It’s also the #1 reason I would offer for what we’re witnessing now, The Pyrrhic Victory of JSI.

    Why? Because, though they might be good at infiltration, subversion, radical ingratitude, persecusion mania, insane hatred, betrayal, destruction and death, they’re no good at theory construction and social-management. Principally because they don’t see the relationship between the two, exactly because they’re incapable of self-criticism without anxiety. And that’s why the social institutions of the civilization they control are in free fall. All of them.

    Why? Because a social institution doesn’t simply require an explanation to function, a social institution is an explanation. It’s important to keep in mind that the best explanation in the world is just that, an explanation, or, verbal behavior. But that’s not to say some explanations aren’t better than others.

    What makes one explanation better than another? If it’s usable. And an explanation is usable only if it’s open and unresolved in both directions, the theoretical and the behavioral. So, a civlization more complex and unpredictable than ever before in human history, such as the one we live in now, can not possibly function unless the explanations used to manage our social institutions are open-ended from both directions, theory and data.

    But, JSI will never allow that. If they did their entire explanatory system would be reduced to rubble faster than you could say “Meshugana.” That’s why I speak of The Pyrrhic Victory of JSI.

    But, let no one take comfort in this. Because, one very possible consequence is not simply the bloody elimination of many non-Jews, but that, of those who do survive some will wish they hadn’t and the select few, living on the fringes, will be reduced to a simple food-gathering state. Though, it could be argued that, given what’s coming, that could be a blessing in disguise.

  6. anarchyst says:

    The propensity for jewish mental illness can be traced back to one vile act, performed on all jewish males on the 8th day after birth–male genital mutilation, commonly known as “circumcision”.
    This medically-unnecessary evil act not only scars the male jew mentally for life, but the subsequent act, the metzitzah b’peh, the practice of fellating the newly circumcised infant after “the deed is done” introduces whatever STDs the dirty “mohel” possesses.
    Male genital mutilation, like female genital mutilation must be outlawed worldwide. Those who want it done can make the decision for themselves after the age of majority is reached.

    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
  7. anarchyst says:
    @NoobSpyBot

    It gets worse.
    Over 90% of the “national security grants” (American taxpayer dollars) goes to jewish organizations.
    WTC 9-11 made it possible for massive “national security grants” to be funneled into jewish (israeli) organizations.
    In fact, jew Michael Chertoff made a killing providing “backscatter radar” millimeter wave screening machines to American airports.
    Follow the shekels…

  8. @Sanderson

    The minimum retainer fee I was quoted by attorneys was $100k to start a lawsuit (which would probably take years and even more money as it moved to trial). This effectively ended my desire to fight this all but lost cause. But do you think this Jewish partner sleeps well at night, knowing what he did? I doubt it.

    Your first mistake in resolving the problem was the premise that the legal system is the best way to obtain efficient redress.

    That’s not a sensible premise, because that’s not what the system is there for: it’s not why courts exist; it’s not why the legal profession exists; and it’s certainly not why ‘law enforcement’ exists.

    There would be less grief all round if more people ignored the system and placed matters into the hands of suitably-skilled, suitably-incentivised private sector actors.

    The distribution of grief would then be closer to a Pareto equilibrium: such grief as there was, would be experienced by the most-deserving (or their next-of-kin).

    Such ‘problem solvers’ exist in larger numbers than you might imagine. Marketplaces for their services exist in most large cities, for those willing to make an effort. (Similarly: it takes a little effort to find a reliable private-sector distributor of government-proscribed substances).

    There is something of a price premium for such services, because (a) it’s a superior product; and (b) it competes against ‘the system’, which behaves anti-competitively by fraudulently asserting a monopoly on justified violence.

    People think that ‘law-abiding’ is a compliment – it shouldn’t be. When anything remotely interesting happens to the ‘law-abiding’, they set themselves up to be fucked in the ass as a result of pure squeamishness about doing what is actually required.

    In relying on ‘the system’, they do a disservice to society: since ‘the system’ is inherently inefficient, the ‘law abiding’ increase the probability that perpetrators will skate, which sends the wrong ‘pricing’ signal to the market. All crime levels increase relative what they would be in a competitive market, solely because ‘the system’ has no incentive to do its putative job: worse still – it’s legislatively indemnified from being held to account for failure to do its job.

    I bet many of kiddie-fucker George Pell’s victims regret entrusting their problem to ‘the system’.

    Perpetrators respond to incentives: they will rationally perpetrate only if the expected return on their efforts exceeds some ‘hurdle’ rate.

    Make it known to potential perps that they face a strongly-negative expected return, and they think twice.

    This is why so-called “Organised Crime” is seldom obliged to resort to violence… and when it is obliged, the violence is exemplary (pour encourager les autres). Government is disorganised crime – because its customer base thinks that everyone can beat the market.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
    , @Anon
  9. @anarchyst

    I agree that male genital mutilation (and particularly the weird blood-ritual undertaken by ortho-whackballs) must be stamped out, but I don’t agree that it’s a cause of “mental illness” (the majoprity of which is just a grab-bag of tick-boxes on a charlatan’s notepad).

    Behaviour that is dysgenic for society as a whole, is not adequately punished within (((the culture))): in fact is explicitly condoned.

    That’s all you need to explain the behaviour gap: there is no need to grasp at mythological straws confected by charlatans.

    In the same way, there is no need to grasp at mythological accounts of the universe in order to obtain a sensible explanation of how the world works (or to try to resolve ethical questions).

    • Replies: @Anon
  10. Tom Verso says:

    This article is so NOT Andrew Joyce

    I never thought I would say that I was disappointed in anything Andrew Joyce writes. As a social scientific historian, he never ceases to amaze me with encyclopedic knowledge of the history of Jews and the European societies in which they ‘meandered’.

    A good example, of this type of scholarship, comes from this article’s introduction about the extortion of the pathetically spineless Reimann family who sold out their personal dignity and their European history and culture for What; a threat of the reduction in their mega wealth status from super-rich to merely-rich?

    But, this anecdote aside, the rest of the article is to my mind not characteristic of the profound empirical research and logical analysis that I have come to associate with Prof. Joyce.

    First, for the first time I can recall (and I surely can be wrong on this note), he refers to the Jews as a ‘race’. He writes “… member of the Jewish race” (first sentence of article).

    Be it the first time or his general and regular characterization of the Jewish people, the term ‘race’ is a biological term, which historically, and most commonly, differentiates groups of homo-sapiens based on skin color (Black, White, Yellow). Further and most importantly, that difference is genetically based.

    This is to say, one can recognize (observable) a person’s race by skin pigmentation. Further, a geneticist can specify the genetic determinates of pigmentation (MC1R gene and melanocortin 1 receptor).

    Accordingly, if one claims that Jews are a unique race, in the traditional biological sense of the word race, this implies that in a crowd such as baseball stadium, one can walk around and identify the Jews in the crowd just by looking at them. Also, the DNA of those observably identified Jews would also differentiate them from other races.

    In short, one who claims that Jews are unique race is obliged to stipulate specifically what are the differentiating pheno- and geno-types. That is, what observable physical characteristic and testable genetic characteristic differentiates Jews from other ‘races’.

    Having said that, there is a large body of literature, which expands on the concept of race beyond biological to social groupings. However, all of these social definitions are subjective and anecdotal.

    Joyce seemingly, is in this camp. He completely leaves his traditional a hard-core verifiable empirical study behind and indulges in the pseudo-science of psychoanalysis. His repeated reference to “scientific literature” brings to mind the relentless mass news media refrain: “Scientist say… climate, virus, big-bang, etc.”

    Savior the irony! He is solidly in Kevin MacDonald’s “Culture of Critique” camp, which roundly criticizes the negative effects of the psychoanalysis of Freud et al on European culture and society. Then indulges in theories of paranoia.

    Paranoia is “An unrealistic distrust of others or a feeling of being persecuted.”

    “Unrealistic”! Aye now there’s the rub.
    How does one determine what is realistic or unrealistic for another individual persons perception of reality?
    I say: “I don’t trust that person based on my experience of interacting with him.”
    You say: “That’s unrealistic.”
    My experience and perception count for nothing.
    You are the judge of reality. I suffer from paranoia.

    Thus, paranoia is an un-empirically un-physically definable term. It is a metaphor for one person’s perception of another person’s perception of reality. Can you get less empirical?

    Further, to expand this personality metaphor to a sociological concept applied to a whole group of people spanning thousands of years and geographic miles, is metaphor to the nth power. It is absolutely meaningless; unless you’re writing poetry.

    Joyce and the “scientist’ say that the (undefined) ‘race’ of Jews, taken as a whole, is suffering from a mental illness (undefined) paranoia. [Has the real Andrew Joyce been kidnapped and an imposter using his name?]

    Following Kevin MacDonald (as I understand him) and Andrew Joyce (as I use to understand him) the psychological so-called paranoia is in fact a sociological cultivated cultural trait that has and does unify world wide Jewry into a homogeneous Jewish nation.

    It is not a mental illness! It is a cultural/sociological tool for group survival in, and domination of, alien societies.

    The Jewish attempt to dominate other nations e.g. America is no more based on a psychological paranoid mental state than Great Britain’s attempt to dominate France and Germany in the nineteenth century or America’s attempt to dominate the world after WW II.

    Hopefully, this sojourn is a one off trip in the mumbo jumbo psychoanalysis discourses for Dr. Joyce, and he will return to his usual hard-core empirical social scientific writings such as his recent brilliant 9/8/20 Unz Review article: “Semitism and Capitalism
    The Merits and Inadequacies of Middleman Minority Theory in Explaining the Jews”

    • Disagree: Suicidal_canadian
    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  11. @Kratoklastes

    Interesting discussion–clearly the legal system favors skilled sociopaths. Both criminal and civil trials reward the most skilled liars.

    Sociopaths will always be the most skilled at gaming any “system”, however.

    If we cannot routinely and easily identify sociopaths and isolate them from human institutions, then there can be no “justice”, only “just us”.

    • Agree: Pheasant
    • Replies: @James O'Meara
  12. Altai says:

    For example, much of the scientific literature on an alleged link between Jews and hypochondriasis has been based on army recruitment data, with Jews and Italians noted as much more likely than Irish, British, or German recruits to report apparently non-existent illnesses or to exaggerate pain or incapacity. Hypochondriasis can hardly be considered an appropriate diagnosis in such a context, however, given the well-known, and deeply historical, tendency of some young men to wish to avoid military service through simple malingering. As discussed in Derek Penslar’s Princeton-published Jews and the Military, Jews have a very long tradition of malingering in order to evade serving in the militaries of host nations, including acts of self-mutilation. Thus the link in the psychiatric literature between Jews and hypochondriasis based on army recruitment data is extremely naive.

    I’m not so sure, it’s so easy to spot an Italian in a Northern European country when it’s not high summer, you don’t have to see their face, they’ll be wearing a massive scarf to protect their throat from a ‘colpo d’aria’, a risk of disease which only effects Italians. Given a significant amount of Ashkenazi ancestry being from Italy and the fact there weren’t comparable groups with similar shame cultures with high ethnocentrism in America at the time, maybe it was a common thing from such groups in general but at the time in the US only Italians and Jews served as models. Maybe that suite of behaviour makes innate fake and imagined illness more likely.

    Certainly Italian football is highly suggestive here. And the fact that expressive diving seems to correlate with how low trust and shame culture based the host society of a football team is.

  13. Altai says:
    @NoobSpyBot

    Maybe Steve Sailer is right and Donald Trump actually has the most New York Ashkenazi Jewish personality of anyone. The ordeal of civility never bothered him.

  14. @Richard B

    Excellent comment, Richard. Thanks.

    • Thanks: Richard B
  15. ATBOTL says:
    @Sanderson

    But do you think this Jewish partner sleeps well at night, knowing what he did? I doubt it.

    Are you crazy? What is it about white men that they can’t comprehend that other races are not like us? There is this insane need to project white niceness on other races. Stop.

    • Agree: Pheasant, Adam Smith
  16. @Tom Verso

    …the term ‘race’ is a biological term, which historically, and most commonly, differentiates groups of homo-sapiens based on skin color

    …one can recognize (observable) a person’s race by skin pigmentation.

    Hmm… might there a way that we can empirically test this oft-repeated Just Skin Color!™ trope?

    Can you tell the race of each of the three men pictured below? That’s odd — since all of them have the same degree of skin pigmentation… which means, according to your definition, that they simply MUST all belong to the same race. Huh.

    It’s almost as if genetic diversity is more than skin deep, or something.

    what… testable genetic characteristic differentiates Jews from other ‘races’.

    Read, and learn:

    https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/gb-2009-10-1-r7

    A genome-wide genetic signature of Jewish ancestry perfectly separates individuals with and without full Jewish ancestry in a large random sample of European Americans

    Here we show that within Americans of European ancestry there is a perfect genetic corollary of Jewish ancestry which, in principle, would permit near perfect genetic inference of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. In fact, even subjects with a single Jewish grandparent can be statistically distinguished from those without Jewish ancestry

    • Agree: Pheasant
    • Replies: @Tom Verso
  17. Tom Verso says:
    @James Forrestal

    The concept of genetic ‘abnormalities’ and statistical significance is always relevant when discussing genetic phenomenon such as race.

    Regarding the three picture:

    I would be interested to know what the MC1R gene and melanocortin 1 receptor (i.e. the genetic determinants of skin pigmentation) show.
    It may be the individuals have some sort of mutation, or disease, etc., which causes their appearance to deviate from the norm of the race of which the individuals are apart.
    Or they are a statically insignificant deviation from the norm of the race of which they are apart. “Outliers”, in statistical parlance.

    However, in any case, I don’t think that these three pictures negates the notion that there are three races based on three visually recognizable and genetically determined skin pigmentations.

    Regarding the “non-Jewish vs. Jewish” graph:

    Of course there is significant differences between populations within a given race. I am sure that there are significant genome differences between Norwegian people and Italians. But, that would not imply that they are of different races; i.e. they are both of the White Race and not Black or Yellow.

    I should think, there would also be genome differences between Northern Italians and Sicilians. But again they would still be of the same race.

    In short,

    if Jews are not of the White race, then what race are they?

    Are they a race unto themselves?
    If so, what is the definition of race?
    If not the MC1R gene and melanocortin 1 receptor, which determines skin pigmentation, and not a visually recognizable characteristic … then what?

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  18. Lot says:

    AJs have lower rates of severe mental illness like schizophrenia, as they are inversely correlated with IQ, much like criminality.

    “the tendency of Jews towards conspiracy paranoia”

    Unz Review is an unusual place to allege such tendency exists.

    • Replies: @Pheasant
    , @Anon
  19. Pheasant says:
    @Lot

    ‘Unz Review is an unusual place to allege such tendency exists.’

    The protocol of the elders of unz.

    You are pathetic.

    Jews have higher rates of neuroticism, agression and personality disorders.

  20. “The reluctance of Jewish psychologists and psychiatrists to turn an analytical gaze inwards…”

    Clarice Starling: You see a lot, don’t you doctor? Why don’t you turn that high-powered perception at yourself and tell us what you see, or, maybe you’re afraid to?

    Dr. Hannibal Lecter: A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.

    Michael Mann (Ashkenazi Jewish), in his otherwise superior film Manhunter, changed the spelling of both Lecter (Lektor) and Dolarhyde (Dollarhyde), the rumored reason being they were “too Jewish.”

    • Thanks: Pheasant
  21. @Justvisiting

    Both this and Kratoklastes’ original are fascinating.

    I seem to recall being taught at some point some crap sociological idea that vengeance based systems were unstable or just bad, and reliance on third party resolution evolved to replace it. (Can’t recall the correct jargon but I think my meaning is clear.)

    A considerable amount of cultural product — from the Eumenides to the Nibelunglied to the Icelandic sagas (I’ve read prefaces to such which claim Christianity appealed to people fed up with endless feuds) to Once Upon a Time in America, suggests this as well, although that may just be their role in mind-control.

    K says: “The distribution of grief would then be closer to a Pareto equilibrium: such grief as there was, would be experienced by the most-deserving (or their next-of-kin).” That last part suggests he’s talking about such a system.

    Now you suggest further that, in fact, the third party system is actually sociopathic. Sort of the way democracy isn’t “more rational than monarchy” but actually rewards sociopathic behavior, thus leading to a society run by sociopaths.

    Would love to see these notions developed further, almost as mind-shifting as that alternative chronology stuff elsewhere on here.

  22. @Tom Verso

    I would be interested to know what the MC1R gene and melanocortin 1 receptor (i.e. the genetic determinants of skin pigmentation) show.

    I appreciate your acknowledgement that your feeble, confused attempt to promote the long-debunked semitic canard of “Race = Just Skin Color, Goy!™” was a miserable failure.

    You still seem to be suffering from significant confusion on this simple point, though — so let’s try again:

    1. Do these individuals differ significantly in their degree of skin pigmentation?

    2. Can you distinguish what race each individual belongs to?

    3. How can you do that if their skin color does not differ significantly?

    4. What implications does this have for the empirical truth of the “Race = Just Skin Color, Goy!™” canard?

    That should help to clarify your “thinking.”

    I am sure that there are significant genome differences between Norwegian people and Italians. But, that would not imply that they are of different races

    Yeah, you’re “sure” of a lot of things. That and a couple of bucks will get you a cup 0f coffee. Your problem is that you don’t actually know anything — yet insist on spewing forth your incoherent feelz nonetheless.

    If you had taken the trouble to make even the most cursory survey of the literature before blabbering about your emotionally-based convictions (or even bothered to read the link that I so kindly provided to educate you), you might realize that jews are genetically distinguishable from all Europeans.

    Let’s review:

    >Verso asks:

    what… testable genetic characteristic differentiates Jews from other ‘races’.

    >I cite an obvious genetic distinction between jews and the indigenous peoples of Europe that has been known to any minimally-educated person for more than a decade.

    >Verso response — yeah, but that clear genetic distinction between jews and indigenous Europeans doesn’t count! Because reasons!

    There are none so ignorant as those who simply refuse to learn…

  23. Anon[343] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    “the tendency of Jews towards conspiracy paranoia”

    Unz Review is an unusual place to allege such tendency exists.

    In the context of the two groups being compared, it is counter-intuitive to logic that you would assign your critique to the Unz group that in critical of the Jewish group whose religious “holidays” are almost 100% thematic around their persecution and revenge taking: with plenty of cannibalism throughout. Have you had your hammantash this season?

    Unz has a message board that critiques Jews.

    The Jews have a nuclear State and a religion premised on their conspiracy neurosis, with repeated ritualistic murder of their perceived enemies couched as religion. Who could see a conspiracy in that motivation-turned religion?

    What kind of psychos make a religion out of physical existence, the murder of enemies, political gain, and war?

    I mean, they might have done better with it had they been a little more New England WASP about it, instead of Cave dwelling Neanderthal, and left the blooodlust cannibalism out of it at numerous points in their ritual year. That alone has been responsible for a lot of the hostility the Jews have been on the wrong end of over the years as ethnonationalist, hostile guests in various nations.

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • LOL: Lot
    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  24. Anon[266] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kratoklastes

    In the same way, there is no need to grasp at mythological accounts of the universe in order to obtain a sensible explanation of how the world works (or to try to resolve ethical questions).

    The mythological accounts reveal the way the world works not generally, but specifically. Why would you skirt the only, if indirect, explanation?

  25. Anon[350] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kratoklastes

    With all due respect, your premise is good but your prescription isn’t. There is no possible balance of desired outcome and risk that concludes taking the action that you state. That money isn’t worth life in prison.

    Though I seldom hear of murders outside of the lowest class communities in any city, and when it includes a member of the professional class their murder is almost always perpetrated by a lower class member that goes to prison for life. Or its between family members or kids.

    So where is the evidence of this market?

    How do they differentiate themselves from FBI agents in the minds of risk-adverse shoppers? This question is rhetorical.

    The lesson isn’t extra-legal force.

    The lesson is to never take business partners, and especially ethnic business partners. But more-so the first.

    Sure, you might get screwed by a WASP too, but at least he will be truly aware of as well as likely steeped in traditional Anglo-Saxon culture that, at least on the surface and when possible, emphasizes above the board business. With partners especially, in contrast with competitors.

    Ethnic partners, in contrast, will often be steeped in an ethnic culture of all-cost material success if not outright defeat of anyone that isn’t in their group. Out-group betrayal is especially cultural for Jews. They can be convincing and charming though.

  26. @Anon

    Very well put, Anon. Thematic. Repeated ritualistic murder of their perceived enemies couched as religion, yes! Purim is about the Jews killing six million Persians because the latter refused to treat the former as privileged. Jews always have a privileged place in society, the society they are demolishing. If you refuse to recognize that they kill you. Whenever they have the chance. They had the chance in Esther, they had the chance briefly at Mamilla Pool. Etc.

  27. @Richard B

    Very interesting comment.

    “Though, it could be argued that, given what’s coming, that could be a blessing in disguise.”

    Re “given what’s coming:” you use the indicative mood; would you care to elaborate on what you think is coming?

  28. The easiest explanation is the guilty conscience. They know that people should be mad at them, so they justifiably get worried.

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