Monday, January 27, 2014

Ten Jewish stereotypes

My most controversial posting was on Five Jewish stereotypes in 2011.

There are many Stereotypes of Jews. Many of these are in decline according to a 1998 poll. Joel Stein countered:
I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood.

How deeply Jewish is Hollywood? When the studio chiefs took out a full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times a few weeks ago to demand that the Screen Actors Guild settle its contract, the open letter was signed by: News Corp. President Peter Chernin (Jewish), Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey (Jewish), Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger (Jewish), Sony Pictures Chairman Michael Lynton (surprise, Dutch Jew), Warner Bros. Chairman Barry Meyer (Jewish), CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves (so Jewish his great uncle was the first prime minister of Israel), MGM Chairman Harry Sloan (Jewish) and NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker (mega-Jewish). If either of the Weinstein brothers had signed, this group would have not only the power to shut down all film production but to form a minyan with enough Fiji water on hand to fill a mikvah.

The person they were yelling at in that ad was SAG President Alan Rosenberg (take a guess). The scathing rebuttal to the ad was written by entertainment super-agent Ari Emanuel (Jew with Israeli parents) on the Huffington Post, which is owned by Arianna Huffington (not Jewish and has never worked in Hollywood.)

The Jews are so dominant, I had to scour the trades to come up with six Gentiles in high positions at entertainment companies. When I called them to talk about their incredible advancement, five of them refused to talk to me, apparently out of fear of insulting Jews. The sixth, AMC President Charlie Collier, turned out to be Jewish.

As a proud Jew, I want America to know about our accomplishment. Yes, we control Hollywood. Without us, you'd be flipping between "The 700 Club" and "Davey and Goliath" on TV all day.
So that explains why Jewish values dominate TV and movies, and why those shows denigrate Christian family values.

The ADL also said:
The charge that "Jews control the Federal Reserve" is a classic example of the hatemonger’s paranoid-style exploitation of legitimate concerns — in this case, the nation’s economy. Moreover, the wide appeal of this anti-Semitic conspiracy theory among all kinds of extremists strikingly demonstrates how the agendas of otherwise opposing hate groups meet on common ground: the scapegoating of Jews.
I don't want to scapegoat Jews, but all of the Federal Reserve chairmen since 1987 have been Jewish. Janet Yellen has just been confirmed as the new chairman until 2018, and she is Jewish. All of the others who were reported as being under consideration for the appointment were also Jewish. A majority of the board of governors has been Jewish for years. Pres. Obama has just appointed an Israeli citizen and former head of the Bank of Israel as vice-chairman. And yet the mainstream press consistently praises the Federal Reserve Bank, no matter how badly it screws up our economy.

You can be called anti-semitic for saying just about anything about Jews, even if it is the truth. Especially if it is the truth. Even if Jews are not mentioned. Criticizing the Obama pajama boy has been called anti-semitic, because the pathetic, liberal, effeminate, parasite Obama supporter matches a Jewish stereotype.

My concern here is more directly with stereotypical characteristics that are a bad influence on family court officials, and not with Jewish conspiracy theories. Besides the five sterotypes already listed, here are another five:
  1. Superiority complex. Tiger mom Amy Chua has raised her kids as Jews, and has written a new book about how Jews believe that they are superior, as they are the Chosen People.
  2. No forgiveness. Christians believe in forgiveness, but many Jewish holidays celebrate persecution by enemies who are not forgiven.
  3. Obedience to institutional authority.
  4. Untrustworthiness. Once a year Jews meet to solemnly say a prayer repudiating all vows, pledges, and oaths.
  5. Jewish leftism. Also socialism, communism, and other anti-individualist causes.
These can have a bearing on family court decisions. An official who believes in forgiveness will be more likely to accept a parent's promise to make amends for a previous mistake. Perhaps you will be surprised by the authority stereotype. Protestants have a long tradition of defying authority, but Catholics accept the authority of the Pope, so you will probably think that Catholics have more of an authority culture. Let me quote the Jewish view from Jewish 101:
A rabbi is not a priest, neither in the Jewish sense of the term nor in the Christian sense of the term. In the Christian sense of the term, a priest is a person with special authority to perform certain sacred rituals. A rabbi, on the other hand, has no more authority to perform rituals than any other adult male member of the Jewish community. In the Jewish sense of the term, a priest (kohein) is a descendant of Aaron, charged with performing various rites in the Temple in connection with religious rituals and sacrifices. Although a kohein can be a rabbi, a rabbi is not required to be a kohein. A rabbi is simply a teacher, a person sufficiently educated in halakhah (Jewish law) and tradition to instruct the community and to answer questions and resolve disputes regarding halakhah. When a person has completed the necessary course of study, he is given a written document known as a semikhah, which confirms his authority to make such decisions. When I speak generally of things that were said or decided by "the rabbis" or "the sages," I am speaking of matters that have been generally agreed upon by authoritative Jewish scholars over the centuries. When I speak of rabbinical literature, I speak of the writings of the great rabbis on a wide variety of subjects.
Jewish communities even have their own Jewish court. Catholic priests have authority to perform sacraments and explain doctrine, but not to cast judgments or decisions. When the Pope said 'Who am I to judge?', he was just following millennia of teachings. The Catholic Church has a long history of staying out of civilian judicial matters. You may have heard about medieval witch burning, but those were done by governments, not the Church. The Church would take stands on what is or is not official doctrine, but would not attempt to run peoples' lives.

Jews are taught to accept a decision, if it was made by someone with the proper institutional authority. In my family court case, I had a Jewish commissioner (Irwin H. Joseph) and a Jewish psychologist (Ken B. Perlmutter) who would accept the decisions of other officials without questioning, even tho they were legally obligated to re-evaluate those decisions. I foolishly attempted to reason with them as if they had Christian values. They do not. I am not sure that they are even capable of independent thinking, without following an authority of some sort. I would have been okay with them following scientific authority on what makes good parents and child-rearing, but they prefer institutional authority.

There are also non-Jews in these jobs who have this same sort of deference to authority. Jews are only about 2% of the USA population.

Normally someone's ethnicity would not be an issue in a court dispute. However family court officials are supposed to make judgments about the BIOTCh (best interest of the child), and allowed to apply their personal prejudices when they do. I have listed 10 Jewish stereotypes that could have all worked toward an adverse decision in my case. These factors should not be influencing child custody decisions. Unfortunately Joseph and Perlmutter have the most horrible influences.

I am not saying that we should purge Jews or those with Jewish values from the family court. A better solution would be to abolish BIOTCh and require child custody decisions to be demonstrably free of such anti-Christian cultural influences.

A US News op-ed by a woman with bipolar disorder says:

Sotomayor's blow brings us to confront an uncomfortable reality. More than WASPS, Methodists, Jews, Quakers or Baptists, Catholics often try to impose their beliefs on you, me, public discourse and institutions. Especially if "you" are female. ... Catholics in high places of power have the most trouble, I've noticed, practicing the separation of church and state.... We can no longer be silent about this.
All Sotomayor did was to allow nuns to argue in court that they should not have to pay for contraceptive care. It appears to me that ObamaCare is imposing beliefs on the nuns, and not the other way around.

I do not see this Catholic imposition of views. Catholics have 6 out of 9 US Supreme Court justices, and yet they rule in favor of abortion, sodomy, and other sins. Catholic priests and other officials do not run for political office. Catholic voters are evenly split between Democrats and Republicans.

If there is a Catholic family court official who is separating kids from good parents based on his or her religious beliefs and prejudices, then please let me know so I can denounce it on this blog.

On the other hand, Jews vote overwhelmingly Democrat and anti-family. So do all 3 Jews on the US Supreme Court. Jews try to impose their beliefs and prejudices more than any other religious group in the USA. And their cultural and religious prejudices make them particularly dangerous as family court officials.

My complaint is with these prejudices being applied in the family court. No doubt some non-Jews apply these prejudices, and some Jews do not. The court should not operate on these prejudices. Those who do apply these prejudices to mess up the lives of others should be publicly blamed, whether they be Jewish or not.

3 comments:

lisa said...

its interesting but conservative catholic SCOTUS justices (scalia, alito, thomas) would/have voted against abortion rights.

while the more liberal justices (sotmayor, and kennedy) think that catholics can make moral choices on their own without the government telling them what to do.

Roberts is a bit of a wild card. Id say politically he sides with the scalia group but he has shown a reluctance to upset settled laws

Anonymous said...

You don't even know if Perlmutter is Jewish. He just has a German name.

Anonymous said...

He's just blaming all of his problems on Jews. Have you seen the rest of his posts.