“Anti-Semitism” has been made a dirty word, but it can be a rational impulse for gentiles insofar that it is a healthy suspicion or dislike of Jews. The organized Jewish community can be a unique existential threat to gentile societies because they can be “in” but never “of” such societies. That existential threat originates from Jewish ethno-cultural identity that predisposes Jews to parasitic activity and action. A parasite is the contrapositive of a cuckold; that is, a cuckold is someone who produced without consuming, and a parasite is someone who consumes without producing. It is fair to call Jews parasitic because they subvert political and intellectual traditions to favor their ethnic interests at the expense of the host society; that will lead to the overall degeneration of such societies. Accordingly, it is an imperative for gentiles to avert Jewish power in their societies.
Ethno-cultural identity is a rational consequence of human beings having physical and metaphysical needs for community. Ethno-cultural identity should be the basis for mutual respect between peoples. Ethno-cultural identities are like each other in the sense that these identities emphasize their difference from others, love of their homeland, reverence for their traditions, myths, and ancestors, et cetera. And yet, Jewish ethno-identity is not like other ethno-identities because it expresses these things in a depraved manner. As Freidrich Nietzsche noticed, that Jewish identity is a “Slave Morality,” and indeed their own myths deify themselves as a defeated people; thus, the Jewish mythos perpetuates their loathing of both themselves and gentiles. Jews have also been a homeless people for two thousand years, so they think of themselves as that. Jewish identity for that reason is irrevocably cosmopolitan and rootless. Perhaps it is ironic, but Jews tend to be more honest about themselves in outlets that are explicitly theirs. In the Jewish Journal, a writer pontificates on that aspect of Jewish identity:
Jews will always believe Black Lives matter because Jews do not think of themselves as “White People.” You have but to walk down a street in Tel Aviv to see the multiplicity of Jewish skin colors. You have but to live as a Jew in any time in history, in any country including the United States, to recognize we are not the White People – we were not the White People allowed into certain clubs, schools, neighborhoods for most of American history. We are not the people rallying for “white people’s rights.”
Dennis Prager makes much of how the Left has often betrayed Jews. He is not wrong about that. But he is wrong in thinking that means Jews should stop supporting the causes of the Left. Consider the alternative: How have Jews fared under the right? Far worse. In Egypt, or under the Greeks and Romans, in Spain and Portugal under the Inquisition, in Europe during the Reformation, in France at the time of Dreyfus, or in Hitler’s Germany or his Reichlands. Consider the fate of Jewish lives under right wing governments in Hungary or Poland – are they better off than they were under Leftist regimes?
It is a betrayal, then, for Jews to be anything but unassimilated in gentile societies. Whereas normal ethno-cultural identities are about being “in,” Jewish identity is about being “out.” Jews know who they are because they know who they are not via past humiliations and indignities. Jews are unable to approach gentiles from a position of mutual respect because they are unable to see gentiles as anything but a past and future oppressor. Rather than ethno-cultural, Jewish identity is consequentially anti-ethnic and anti-cultural because it reverses the ideas of homeland and tradition that undergird normal ethno-cultural identity.