. . Egypt was once plagued by a wasting disease . . . So Pharaoh
Bocchoris went to the oracle. . . and was told to purify his
kingdom by expelling the victims . . . Thus a multitude of
sufferers was . . . abandoned in the wilderness. . . Moses,
urged his companions not to wait passively for help from god or
man, for both had deserted them . . . They traveled . .
. and on the seventh [day]
they expelled the previous
inhabitants of Canaan, and took over their lands and in
them built a holy city and temple."1a
. . . The other
practices of the Jews are sinister and revolting, and have
entrenched themselves by their very wickedness. Wretches of the
most abandoned kind . . . took to contributing dues and
free-will offerings to swell the Jewish exchequer; and
other reasons for their increasing wealth may be
found in their stubborn loyalty and ready benevolence towards
brother Jews. But the rest of the world they confront with
the hatred reserved for enemies."1b
. . . These kings
. . . regained control by force, setting up a reign of terror
which embraced . . . the banishment of fellow-citizens,
the destruction of cities, and the murder of
brothers, wives and parents. The kings encouraged the
superstitious Jewish religion, for they assumed the office of
High Priest in order to buttress their regime."1c
"The majority were
convinced that . . . the Orient would triumph and from
Judea would go forth men destined to rule the world."1d
AYOUB'S BRIEF CRITIQUE:
LEARNING FROM HISTORY
Unfortunately, not much has changed since Tacitus. And
Nietsche's "eternal return
of the same" continues to plague both Jews and Gentiles.
Palestinians continue to resist a nasty Israeli occupation and
accuse Israel of stealing their lands.
Oppressed and mired in abject nihilism, many young
Palestinians, including young women, become suicide bombers --
for them, terrorism is martyrdom against Satan and his
Hammurabi's eye-for-an-eye law, Israel continues to
assassinate Palestinian leaders (with missiles).
Many accuse a neo-conservative "cabal" of manipulating the
United States for Israel's benefit; and many believe that "the
Jews rule the world by proxy."
Oligarchs of Jewish provenance are accused of tax evasion,
fraud, and theft in Russia.
Many fear that Israeli stockpiles of weapons of mass
destruction, including nuclear warheads, are a threat to
Anti-Israeli feelings are rampant around the globe. Many
Europeans believe that Israel constitutes the greatest threat
to peace in the world.
One might be tempted to conclude with an analogy. "Radical
Judaists" were to the Roman empire what "radical Islamists"
are to the U.S. Rome occupied Palestine and destroyed the Temple;
U.S. forces occupy Iraq and destroy Saddam Hussein's statues.
Ironically, both Jews and Muslims are direct descendants of the
Hegel is right -- even if
Popper despised his
"historicism": "peoples and governments
never have learned anything from history"
and "[n]ations are what their deeds are."
For an understanding of
the nature and roots of Judeophobia, from a Judaic perspectives see Schafer.
For an analysis of the "us" vs. "them" complex, see
Pagels. For Martin
Luther on Jews and usury, see
Luther. For a
general investigation of Anti-Semitism, see
philosophical utterances on Judaism, see
Albert Einstein (brightest Jewish mind) on Israel and political
For a Jewish
human rights perspective, see
Simon Wiesenthal Center. For a comparative analysis of major
sources and references corroborating information in this Critique, see
Events (this database provides education/research
links; the linked web sites, pages, and documents are not part of macroknow.com;
and the links can have
a finite lifetime).
Italics in the original.
Tacitus. The Histories.
Translation by Keneth Wellesley. Keneth Wellesley, 1964, 1972,
1975, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995. London, UK: Penguin
Books Ltd., 1995.
a Book Five: 1-13. The Jews, at 280-281.
Ibid., at 281-282.
Ibid., at 284.
bid., at 288.