Ken Reid’s article, “Thoughts From Another Member of the Tribe,” raised an additional question – one that I have been frequently asked throughout my adult life – which I will address here: “Why are Jews are so attached to the Democratic Party when the Republican Party is apparently more pro-Israel than the party of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton?” The answer is simple and has three parts.
First, most American Gentiles need to accept the fact that most American Jews (90% of whom are Ashkenazi, or European Jews) are liberals first and Jews second, with liberalism as their new religion. To replace the great faith of their forefathers, most Ashkenazi have adopted cultural Marxism – a religion that the small group of Ashkenazi communists of the Frankfurt School concocted in pre-Nazi Germany and then proselytized throughout America in the mid-20th Century. We know cultural Marxism today by the more familiar term, “political correctness.” It has gained a foothold among the unsuspecting, the indoctrinated, and the perennially aggrieved minority groups, and now has become fully entrenched in the American mindset.
Make no mistake. Political Correctness is a religion. The holy books of the Ashkenazi Left, and of liberals in general, are the New York Times and the Washington Post. Their holy trinity is Abortion, Diversity, and Big Government. The chosen people are aggrieved minorities to include blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, Moslems, and LBGT-ers. Their prophets are straight from the Frankfurt School – Max Horkheimer and Herbert Marcuse. Their St. Paul is Saul Alinsky. Their holy spirit is Critical Theory and Repressive Tolerance, which aims to marginalize conservatives, whites, Christians, and anyone else who stands in their way to “transform” (that is, destroy) Western societies. Their holy crusaders are the vast throngs of thugs of Antifa and Black Lives Matter. Their devil is the conservative gun-owner. Their Judas, is Clarence Thomas and any Uncle Tom black who does not tow the anti-white line. The Ashkenazi Left even has concocted its own Inquisition Council, the “Southern” Poverty Law Center, which was founded and funded by Joseph Levin in 1971 for the sole purpose of alienating, marginalizing, and ostracizing (i.e. ex-communicating) any one or any group who dares to spout a non-PC point of view. This is the new religion of most Ashkenazi – and not Judaism.
Second, the Ashkenazi Left is no fan of the Israel, which is in some ways a theocratic, Jewish-supremacist state, whose laws are designed to ensure a Jewish majority for perpetuity. For example, Israeli law prohibits marriages between Jews and non-Jews and restricts immigration to only Jews – which is why the children and grandchildren of exiled Palestinians are not allowed to return to their homeland. These inconvenient facts put the Ashkenazi Left in an awkward position. After all, one cannot be a good American liberal while openly embracing a country that maintains a Trump-like immigration policy and enforces Jim Crow marriage laws, can one?
And finally, most Ashkenazi in America know – or at least suspect – that Christian support of Israel has more to do with New Testament prophecy and not particularly out of any great love for the Jewish people or the Jewish state. In other words, according to Christian prophecy, Jews must be in the Holy Land and in Jerusalem before Christ will come again. This prophecy also foretells of massive Jewish conversion to Christianity. From the Jewish point of view, then, the end game of Christian support of Israel is the end of Judaism. Even atheist Jews would find this unappealing at best, and alarming at worse. Thus, many American Ashkenazi see this support for Israel as insincere, if not downright underhanded.
Given these three reasons, conservatives should no longer try to win brownie points with Ashkenazi by showcasing their support of Israel. Given the nature and intentions of its neighbors, supporting Israel is the right thing to do, but such Republican breast pounding has fallen – and will continue to fall – on deaf Ashkenazi ears. There is a more effective way to win significant numbers of Ashkenazi over to Center or to the Right – and that strategy should revolve around immigration. More on that later.