Think we are exaggerating how rampant anti-Semitism is in the USA and around the globe today? This survey might change your mind. It was produced by a solid group of researchers and spells it out by the numbers. When you consider how their determinations were reached it is clear that they erred on the side of lower numbers for anti-Semitism. To be classified as anti-Semitic under these standards would require more than a single issue of dislike. The results are base on how people answered the following 11 questions that the ADL believes suggests anti-Jewish bias. Respondents who agreed that a majority of the following statements are "probably true" were classified as anti-Semitic for the purposes of this survey:
- Jews talk too much about what happened to them during the Holocaust;
- Jews are more loyal to Israel than to the countries they live in;
- Jews think they are better than other people;
- Jews have too much power in international financial markets;
- Jews have too much power in the business world;
- Jews have too much control over global affairs;
- People hate Jews because of the way Jews behave;
- Jews have too much control over the U.S. government;
- Jews have too much control over global media;
- Jews are responsible for most of the world’s wars;
- Jews don't care about what happens to anyone but their own kind.
Where you do you fall? Before the rise of the Third Reich anti-Semitism was rampant. As Hitler rose to power and began implementing his Final Solution to the Jewish Problem his detractors were few within and outside the Reich. Today the numbers are rising quickly.
Some of the numbers are truly staggering. Laos is the lowest at 3% of the population being anti-Semitic while the Muslim Middle East, not surprisingly, had the highest percentages. Its the ones in between that should cause us alarm, including the USA. You can read the survey here.
The USA is, according to the survey, one of the least anti-Semitic countries at about 9% of the population and yet consider what this means! Around 31.4 million Americans are anti-Semitic by these calculations!
So... If you took everyone living in the following American cities (within their city limits not metropolitan areas) a bit more than that are anti-Semitic based on this survey! Please note that this is based on the populations of these cities not their level of anti-Semitism:
- New York
- Los Angeles
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Jose CA
- San Francisco
- Columbus OH
- Fort Worth
- Charlotte NC
That's a LOT of anti-Semites and our numbers are lower than most countries!
Just something to think about. Are the Jews too focussed on this?
The Judenhass desire and attitudes are alive and well across the globe and here in the USA!
And yet GOD says:And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed -- Genesis 12:3And Jesus said:Salvation is of the Jews -- John 4:22
Paradigms matters! The world has witnessed what happens when civilized people and countries embrace illogical prejudices against one group of people. All too often that group has been the Jews.
As George Santayana warned: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
And as the Christian pastor Martin Niemoller experienced:First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me -- 1937.
Sources considered for this piece:
ADL survey: More than a quarter of the world is anti-Semitic.
US Population: Rabbi Google
Top 10 US cities by population.
AllFaith.com in Exile