Tuesday, November 10, 2009

And increasing anti-semitism in Germany

Following on the post debunking the idea of a Jewish-Bolshevik conspiracy, it's interesting that in Germany in the late 19th and early 20th century there was a huge Jewish emigration from Poland and Russia because of the liberation of jews from official civil rights restrictions....that then fueled anti-semitism in Germany. That then had the effect of radicalizing jews in Germany against both anti-semitism and to a certain extent capitalism. That was then labeled a Jewish-Bolshevik conspiracy brought on by emigres from outside the country.

Examining the possible anti-immigration contributions to anti-semitism in Germany and to the notion of having to preserve 'German culture' would be a huge topic for another time, but it's probably worth it in order to see what parallels there are with the rhetoric of the current anti-Mexican sentiment growing up in response to the perceived plague of 'Illegal immigrants'. A threat to 'American culture'...which is to say white American culture. They're coming here for more opportunity and for more political freedom as well.

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