In the comments to my last post Drexler wrote:
The Irish, Italians, Germans, and English all speak an Indo-European language. They are all natives of the European continent, and they all share similar religious traditions (Christianity) The Jews are 0-3 on those things.
“KMac” and friends are trying to figure out why Jews are so heavily involved in things like Civil Rights, Gay Rights, Bolshevism in the early 20th century, Feminism, Neoconservatism, Liberalism, etc. It seems that any time a hateful ideology is assaulting the traditions of a society Jews make up a disproportionately large percentage of the vanguard of said ideology. It’s a good question. Kmac believes it is a evolutionary strategy, who knows?, I don’t claim to.
Ashkenazi Jews spoke YIDDISH from approximately the 10th century on in Europe. Yiddish is a low declension German dialect with some Slavic and Hebrew vocabulary. Hebrew was a dead liturgical language like church Latin until Theodore Herztl resurrected and reconstructed it as a modern spoken language in the late 19th century as part of the Zionist movement–so sorry, no dice–Jews speak a DISTINCTLY Indo-European language, no more or less than English or Afrikaans. My grandparents spoke YIDDISH at home and it was my mother’s first language. The first Jew in my family to learn spoken Hebrew was ME– whoops!
My grandmother was born in Poland in 1919. You had 3 choices as a Jew, be Orthodox, be a Communist, be a Zionist. That was it. There was no choice to be a “British classical liberal” a la Locke, there was no choice to be in the John Birch Society or study the US constitution. They came from a place with its OWN politics and brought those politics here, no more or less than the Italians and Irish did–BECAUSE THEY WERE EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS JUST LIKE THEM. There was ALREADY A BURGEONING white COMMUNIST and PROGRESSIVE movement here–the SPECIFIC SUBSET OF JEWS who were CONTINENTAL COMMUNISTS brought their COMMUNISM with them here and MELDED IT with the ALREADY EXISTING communism here. They got involved in the labor and civil rights movements because they were COMMUNISTS not because they were JEWS. Communism is an atheistic Christian heresy.
You are right about them not sharing a religion, THAT’S WHY the culturally exhausted Jews of Eastern Europe converted en masse to COMMUNISM. FOR THE FIRST TIME they were afforded the opportunity to enter a UNIVERSALISTIC, ALTRUISTIC, non-Jewish or Muslim religion WITHOUT accepting the faiths of the People’s who tried to FORCIBLY convert them. By converting to COMMUNISM instead of CHRISTIANITY they were finally able to shrug off their insular, ancient, alienating ethnic religion and JOIN and ASSIMILATE to a new paradigm. It was a REJECTION OF JUDAISM not part and parcel of it. The “right wing” Jews of Europe became ZIONISTS, not American Tea Party people, you know why? BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T IN AMERICA, they were in POLAND and LITHUANIA. Zionism was the “National Socialism” of the Jews. This reflects the ideological war of EUROPE at the time, Universalist Communism vs. ethnonationalistic Socialism, Guess which group came here? Hint: the answer is NOT THE ZIONISTS.