Famously and cynically, Tom Lehrer sings that everybody hates the Jews. I don’t quote this to say that Jews don’t have any allies. We do. Thankfully.
Rather, I’m reacting to a Black Congresswoman erroneously blaming the latest murder of Jews in the US on ‘White Supremacists.’ She is a famous BDS supporter. And I understand that people with animosity towards ‘certain’ Jews may assume that their own enemies see Jews differently from them. But not true. Jews are hated by people on the extreme Left, the Extreme Right, the less extreme and even people in the middle. Just like people all over the political spectrum may hate women or gays.
Because the real basis of Jew-hatred is lacking, one finds ‘arguments’ to support the hatred that contradict and exclude each other. Jews are hated ‘because’ they are supposedly the rich and powerful (yet, 80% of US Jews are working for a living) and branded base masses that bring Communism and Socialism. They are portrayed as G^dless and as fanatically religious. They are seen as immoral and making everyone crazy with guilt with their extreme morality. They are debased as the State’s traitors and lackeys. They’re dehumanized as both non-Whites and exploiters and colonizers.
These latest murders were committed by two Black people, who showed interest in the Black Israelites. Not White but Black Supremacists. (This is not ‘reversed racism.’ Just like women hating men is not ‘reversed sexism.’ If you’ve been targeted by oppression, you’d understand those who hate back. But oppressing is a one-way street and is never reversed.) Don’t confuse them with the sweet Black Hebrews living in Dimona, Israel. They hail from US Afro-Americans, identify as original Jews, received Israeli citizenship, are vegan, and won’t hurt a fly.
I assume these two murderers hated Jews because they felt part of a community that is into replacement theology, seeing themselves as the new Jews and Jews as the anti-Christ — whatever that’s supposed to mean. Or they may have seen (Ashkenazic) Jews as the leaders of the Whites.
As far as I know, no Christians who declared to be friends of the Jews and Israel have yet begun to fight Jew-hating Christian congregations or sent back their converted Jews home to the religion of their ancestors. They’ve replaced the old hatred with disrespect. No, that won’t bring the Messiah.