This is how any Oppression works. A segment of the population is hurt systematically in specific ways. The victims, of course, have wounds and scars from the attacks. Then they are blamed for showing that they were hurt. One of my teachers described blaming the victim as: fist you are kicked and then you’re blamed for bleeding. So, first, girls are treated as stupid and then, when they feel stupid, you say: see, men are smarter.
The cherry on the cake is the oppressed believing the oppression’s messages. This is called Internalized Oppression.
The systematic way Jews are hurt by antisemitism is by showing them that they’re about to be murdered and can’t trust anyone. Then, everybody distances themselves from the Jews. Then, the powers that be offer them safety for working for them. The other oppressed leave them no choice, so they work for the authorities with their heads inside an invisible noose. Then, when a public uprising threatens, the rulers blame the Jews. Then, the populous cools its fury on the Jews and let the real oppressors escape.
Jews are blamed for being successful (if your life was in danger, you’d work as hard). and for being mistrustful (trust must be won and has not been).
Many US Ashkenazi Jews feel guilty all the time, fearing that they are too arrogant and racist. It’s high time to expose this nonsense as Internalized Oppression. They didn’t invent or profit from society. They are its victims.
They must stop aligning themselves with ‘whites against racism’ and trade unions fighting capitalism. Instead, they must admit: we too are oppressed by racism and classism. Our ‘white privilege’ was nope. We earned because we worked like crazy, not because we exploited. We were held hostage by the owners as a fig leaf to hide the true capitalists.
With the talents we mastered and the money we amassed for our survival, we will stand with the black, brown, and white workers, with whom our hearts have always been. Let them stand with us and never again allow anyone to drive a wedge between Jews and colored and working Gentiles.
And stop blaming Jews for not wanting to succumb to antisemitism.
If Nazis don’t differentiate Blacks from Jews, neither should we.