Roberto Rachewsky
In defense of Liberty and Individual Rights - Writer and Speaker

Jew like me.

Antisemites are jealous and/or nihilistic. The more they learn that we Jews love knowledge, value science, have high self-esteem, have life goals, are productive, and are unconcerned about their smallness or resentments because we prioritize our happiness and the well-being of humanity, the more they will despise us. If you enjoy knowledge and science, have self-esteem, have a purpose in life, are productive, and prioritize your own happiness and the well-being of those worthy to you, you understand what it means to be Jewish and are quite similar to one of us. You are an ideal Jew, despite not being Jewish.

Anti-Semitism will exist as long as some people despise the good for being good and the virtuous for being virtuous. Anti-Semitism is the cowardly manifestation of those who despise humanity. Jews are simply the scapegoats because they represent the best in this story. Judaism, for me, is an ideology which praises individualism. which means believing that we are an end in ourselves, that being free is an existential necessity, just as it is an existential necessity to think and be productive independently, cooperating and interacting with others voluntarily to gain and share knowledge, create and share value. Creating value is essential, even for those who want to do charity, because to give something to someone, it must first be created. If you love life, your own and the lives of those you care about, freedom, justice, peace, and humanity, you will never be anti-Semitic; perhaps you are a little Jewish.

Don’t you believe in God? Well, I am an atheist, too. Are there jealous Jews and nihilists among us? I did not claim Jews were perfect. After all, we are human, just like you. If you are all good, as I described, but you are not Jewish, be aware that the anti-Semite also hates you. He’ll ask how many Jewish grandparents you have in your family. If you say none, he’ll assume you’re Jewish and, like any Jew, you are a liar. When you come across an anti-Semite, don’t be angry, do not hate him. Do as a Jew, just feel pity about that poor soul.

[The video was paid by The Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism for the Stand Up to Jewish Hate campaign made by Robert Kraft, an American Jewish businessman.

About the Author
Roberto Rachewsky was born in 1955, in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil. His great-grandparents came from Bessarabia (Moldova and Ukraine), fleeing the pogroms of Tsar Nicholas II. Belonging to a family of traders, Roberto is the owner of an international logistics company and is an active supporter of laisse-faire capitalism for which he co-founded several institutions to spread the ideas of freedom. He recently published the book "The Greek, the Friar and the Heroine", which deals with the philosophical connection between Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and Ayn Rand.
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