Foxman: “anti-Semites” jealous of astounding Jewish success & control
The Jewish Daily Forward has published a rather revealing Q&A with Abe Foxman, the outgoing national director of the Anti-Defamation League, conducted by Jewish journalist and author Tuvia Tenenbom. The Q&A begins:
Tuvia Tenenbom: Let me ask you, is the state of anti-Semitism better or worse after the last 28 years since you became national director of the ADL? Or the last 50 years?
Abraham Foxman: The answer is “yes” to both. On one hand it’s better and on one hand it’s worse.
I’d say that in the United States it’s significantly better; it’s gotten better in the last 50 years. In this country, when I started, for example, the level of anti-Semitism as measured by attitudes was about one-third; one third of the American public in the ’50s was infected by anti-Semitism. Today, America is not immune, but the level of anti-Semitism is about 10 to 12%. It’s still pretty serious, because it means that 35, 40 million Americans are seriously infected with the disease of anti-Semitism, but legislation, litigation, education, all of these things, cumulatively, have had an impact. But I think probably the most important thing is that in this country, our laws permit you to be a bigot, an anti-Semite. In Europe you have laws against anti-Semitism, not here. Why? Because in this country, even though the law says you can be a bigot, the pressure of society is such that there are consequences, public consequences, to being an anti-Semite. Here, if you are in business and you engage in anti-Semitism, you’re not going to succeed very much. You remember Mel Gibson? He was a great hero of Hollywood: the best producer, the best director and the best actor. And he revealed himself as an anti-Semite. He went all the way down. Not because of legislation, not because of litigation, but because the American people reject this.
But this rejection started with legislation, correct?
If the ADL did not exist, do you think the level of anti-Semitism in this country would be the same as it is now?
This is for somebody else to say.
But what do you think?
There’s no question in my mind that it would’ve been worse. If I did not believe that I could change people’s minds and hearts I wouldn’t go to work. I wouldn’t raise my voice. So, it’s a question of faith. I believe that if we in the ADL, the American Jewish Committee and other institutions didn’t act, it would be worse. How much worse? I don’t know. I see in Europe how much worse it can be, even with legislation. In Europe it’s worse today than it’s been since World War II. It’s not like in World War II, because the governments of France, Germany, Holland, Great Britain speak out publicly, but in terms of measurements, of attitudes, it’s the worst it’s been since World War II.
In Europe we’re talking about the rise of anti-Semitism in the last 20 years. Is there a rise of anti-Semitism in America as well in the last 10, 20 years?
No. If anything, it has declined. While in Europe, anti-Semitism has gone up, here it has come down.
What’s the origin of anti-Semitism?
Jealousy? When I look at Jews, I see a nation that has been persecuted for all its history —
Tuvia, bigots see what they want to see!
And what do they see?
They see Jewish success.
If you look at the issue of anti-Semitism, they believe that the Jews control: They control banks, they control finance, they control government.
I know what they say. But explain to me the “jealousy” part.
They see that Jews are rich, that Jews are smart…
Are Jews really smarter than other sects or groups?
I don’t know. Some people say, look at all the Nobel Prizes. I think that Jews are more driven; education is part of our culture, and it’s also part of our baggage. If you are a people who cannot work the soil and cannot be in carpentry, you study. You develop skills which are a lot different. […]
There are several points worth making about Foxman’s responses to Tenenbom’s questions.
First off, we see that Jews view “anti-Semitism” as a “disease” that can “infect” a society. Of course, Jews would have you believe that they themselves have nothing to do with “anti-Semitism”.
“Anti-Semitism” and genuine anti-Jewish sentiment, according to Jews like Foxman (whose views reflect the wider organized Jewish community), is fundamentally irrational and unfounded. “Anti-Semites” are misguided, deranged, and pathological bigots who blindly “hate the Jews” merely because they are Jews. Jews are, and have always been, a “persecuted people” who are scapegoated and discriminated against for no good reason.
Nothing could be further from the truth: “anti-Semitism” and genuine anti-Jewish sentiment is always a direct result of Jewish chicanery, treachery, subversion, and criminality.
Secondly, in their on-going efforts to “treat” and combat the “disease of anti-Semitism” which has historically “infected” and plagued Western society, organized Jewish institutions such as the Anti-Defamation League have lobbied for legislation designed to criminalize and neutralize manifestations of “anti-Semitism”. “Tolerance” and “multiculturalism” – two key pillars of post-WWII America (and the wider Western world) – are promoted by Jews in an effort to combat and neutralize “anti-Semitism” and “racism,” thus facilitating Jewish exploitation and dominance of their host nations.
Aside from legislation, Jews have also used litigation, educational programs, public relations campaigns, and marketing to combat “anti-Semitism”. For example, the “Holocaust” industry is a very effective public relations and marketing campaign designed to advance Jewish financial, political, and cultural interests while “combating anti-Semitism” in the process. As Dr. Kevin MacDonald has persuasively argued, the “Holocaust” has become “the central moral icon” of Western civilization due to Jewish lobbying and ethnocentrism.
In the West, especially America, Jews have been quite successful in combatting “anti-Semitism” via non-legal means. As Foxman notes, there are very real consequences for publicly taking an “anti-Semitic” stance in America. “Anti-Semites” regularly find themselves ostracized from society, boycotted and shunned, and even publicly persecuted and assailed by the mass media and political establishment. “Anti-Semites” are often financially ruined, blackballed, and fired from their jobs, simply for expressing a point of view found offensive by the organized Jewish community. None of these reactions to “anti-Semitism” are enforced by the state; rather, they are organic social manifestations directly related to effective Jewish activism, public relations, and propaganda.
Finally, while Foxman and other Jews always claim “anti-Semitism” is fundamentally irrational and pathological, in this interview he essentially admits “anti-Semitic” sentiment is a direct result of “jealousness” of Jews as well as their “success” and control of banking, finance, and government.
From my own personal perspective, I am not “jealous” of Jewish success, intelligence, or their various accomplishments. “Jealousy” of the Jews does not drive my “anti-Semitism”. Rather, I am “anti-Semitic” because of the subversive and destructive nature of Jewish power and influence in the West, coupled with their outrageous hypocrisy and criminality. I am an “anti-Semite” because I understand and recognize the true nature of the Jews, as well as the reality of Jewish power and influence over virtually every aspect of political, economic, and social life of the West.
And I believe most “anti-Semites” would agree with me.
NB: This article was originally published on July 12, 2015.