(The Forward) Buried within an otherwise tedious article about the hostile relationship between Jews and Blacks, Batya Ungar-Sargon — a Jewish writer for the Jewish news site The Forward — brags to her fellow Jews that when Jews get angry about anything, they will “get their way“:
There’s a lot of talk about anti-Semitism on the left, but when push comes to shove, when the Jewish community is angry, we get our way — including in lefty spaces. As Rabbi Mike Rothbaum put it in these pages in response to Davis losing her award, “When Jews are outraged, people listen.”
“The Jew can be proud of his suffering, or at least not ashamed of it,” James Baldwin wrote in a 1967 essay that could have been written yesterday. “His history and his suffering do not begin in America, where black men have been taught to be ashamed of everything, especially their suffering.”
I’ve heard some argue that there’s a reason all these black leaders are being lambasted by Jews: It’s because of the anti-Semitism in the black community.
Certainly, there is anti-Semitism in the black community; there is anti-Semitism in every community, including the Jewish community. And certainly, many spaces on the left where people of color organize are hostile to Israel. Black-Palestinian solidarity has been a powerful force for both communities since the beginning of the occupation in 1967.
But to denounce that hostility to Israel as anti-Semitism is not only false and defamatory; it actually endangers Jews by cheapening the accusation. How can we be taken seriously if opposition to Israel — an increasingly illiberal ethnostate with a serious civil and human rights problem — is immediately deemed anti-Semitic?
To call any person of color an anti-Semite who supports the Palestinians, even to the extent that Hill does, is simply to invert the situation many Jews complain about — that they are asked to check their Zionism at the door of liberal causes. We who resent being asked to denounce Zionism in order to participate in lefty causes should surely not demand that others embrace Zionism to avoid being smeared as anti-Semites.
…One hears Jews complain that our own history of oppression is not taken seriously enough. And yet it is simply undeniable that we white-skinned Jews do not suffer the ills of being a person of color in America. As Tema Smith pointed out, this has always been the case. “Jewish whiteness has always been presupposed by American law,” writes Smith. “Jews both Sephardic and Ashkenazi were classed as ‘free white persons’ by the first Congress in 1790. Likewise, unlike other racial groups, Jews were never subject to anti-miscegenation laws, and indeed, could marry Christian whites — and did.”
…It is this legal whiteness that grants us the power we have, and which makes our suffering here matter. As Baldwin put it, “The Jew is a white man, and when white men rise up against oppression, they are heroes: when black men rise, they have reverted to their native savagery.” It’s a discrepancy that stings, Baldwin says. “The Jew does not realize that the credential he offers, the fact that he has been despised and slaughtered, does not increase the [black person’s] understanding. It increases [his] rage.”
So there you have it, right from their own mouths — the Jews’ ability to pass as White without actually being White is what gives them the undue power that they have.
And it isn’t about merely being more powerful than Blacks who cannot pass as White — it’s about being even more powerful than Whites because they cannot be criticized for their power because despite being “White”, they can still invoke their “minority status” and eternal victimhood because of the so- called “Holocaust” as Jews.
Their white-appearing skin gives them a privilege that even White people don’t have — and this is the so-called “white privilege” that Jews are really talking about but don’t dare admit.
And this is the enormous power behind their anger whenever it is expressed — people will listen to an angry person or group only when their anger is backed by palpable power.
And since the Jews are not afraid to criticize anyone, anywhere, at any time, it’s hard not to conclude that no one rules over them.
And conversely, the “white-passing” Jews know full-well that no one dares criticize them, because of their “terrible power of the purse” — to use that well-known phrase of Theodor Herzl.
As this Forward writer brazenly admits — angered Jews have the ability to deprive you of your ability to earn a living if you do not take heed — or come to heel.