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30 November 2011

But, But, But, There's Not A Shred Of Evidence Of Leftist Anti-Semitism In History! Not One.

Au contraire.  Here are few:

The Anglo-Boer War was widely opposed within the left, liberal, and Marxist circles in Britain because they claimed that it was done for the Jewish settlers there and that the Rhodes government was merely the puppet of " Jewish capitalists."

"Beit, Barnato and their fellow-Jews’ aimed at nothing less than the ’constitution of an Anglo-Hebraic Empire in Africa stretching from Egypt to Cape Colony’, designed primarily to swell their ’overgrown fortunes.'"

-  Henry M. Hyndman, a wealthy businessman, who became a Marxist and founded the Social Democratic Federation

Among the money-lenders in London, Marx "made use of the Jews"—particularly "the Bambergers, Steifer and Spielmann," writes economic historian W.O. Henderson, "to raise small loans and to discount bills of exchange" from his editor—although he became "furious when they pressed him to honour debts due for repayment," showing "his contempt by always referring to them as 'Jew (or little Jew) Bamberger' and 'Jew Spielmann.'" Elsewhere, he called Bamberger a member of "the stock-exchange synagogue."

"His private letters are replete with anti-Semitic remarks, caricatures, and crude epithets," writes Marx's biographer, Saul K. Padover: "'Levy's Jewish nose,' 'usurers,' 'Jew-boy,' 'n!gger-Jew,' etc."  Marx "sprayed anti-Semitic insults at his enemies with savage glee," writes Francis Wheen:  "The Jew Steinthal, with the bland smile"; "that pig... is a Jew by the name of Meier"; he called Max Friedlander "the cursed Jew of Vienna," Achille Fould a "stock-exchange Jew," and Joseph Süß Oppenheimer "the Jew Süß of Egypt;" he even called his doctor a Jew for pressing him for payment.

"What is the secular basis of Judaism? Practical need, self-interest. What is the secular cult of the Jew? Haggling.  What is his worldly God? Money."

- Karl Marx

"Once society has succeeded in abolishing the empirical essence of Judaism—huckstering and its preconditions—the Jew will have become impossible.... In the final analysis, the emancipation of the Jews is the emancipation of mankind from Judaism."

- Karl Marx

"Antisemitism is really a hatred of capitalism."

- Ulrike Meinhof, a left-wing German terrorist of the 1970

"Anti-capitalism and anti-Semitism were deeply intertwined.  [I]n fact, they had been connected since the middle-ages."

- George L. Mosse, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

"For centuries, Jewish economic success led anti-Semites to condemn capitalism as a form of Jewish domination and exploitation or to attribute Jewish success to unsavory qualities of the Jews themselves."

- Jerry Z. Muller, Columbia University history professor

"The greatest scoundrels who have ever sullied the face of the globe".  [The Jews] deserve to be punished," [for it is their] "destiny.  The Jewish nation dares to display an irreconcilable hatred toward all nations, and revolts against all masters always superstitious, always greedy for the well-being enjoyed by others, always barbarous—cringing in misfortune and insolent in prosperity."

- Voltaire

[T]hrough almost all countries of Europe there is spreading a powerful, hostile state, which is perpetually at war with all other States, and which in some of them oppresses the citizens with the utmost severity: it is Jewry.  I see no other means of protecting ourselves against them, than by conquering their Promised Land and sending them all there ... [Elsewhere, he suggested a more radical solution, in which Gentiles] "chop off all their [Jews'] heads and replace them with new ones, in which there would not be a single Jewish idea."

- Johann Gottlieb Fichte, an early Socialist

“Socialist anti-Semitism is indeed almost as old as modern Socialism."

- Edmund Silberner, historian, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

“[I]dentified the Jews with the despised capitalism, and regarded them as the incarnation of mammon, who lived by exploiting others.  [He condemned what he called] "the Jewish spirit, the spirit of profit, of lucre, of gain, the spirit of commerce, of speculation, in a word, the banker spirit."

- Pierre Leroux, who coined the word "socialism"

"I see in unrestrained capitalism the evil of our epoch and am naturally also an opponent of modern Judaism on account of my socio-political views."

- Adolf Stöcker, leader of the left-wing Christian Social Party

"The Jewish messiah, the Antichrist, has come to earth in the guise of the steam engine, and this in order to speed up the end of the world.”

- Adam Müller, leader of the anti-capitalist right

"Socialism contained the seeds to become the anti-Semitism of the intellectuals of the Left."

- Henry L. Feingold, director of the Jewish Resource Center at Baruch College

Routledge's "Journal of Contemporary Leftist Anti-Semitism" is a depressing tour de force of leftist, modern-day anti-Semitism.

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