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What is an anti Semites?
Are the Jews a plague on mankind?
This is subjective. To any truly objective and observant non-Jew, yes, they are. They control, without equivocation, the media of the USA, the Commonwealth and most of (all of Western) Europe, with perhaps the exception of Portugal. They also control finance, generally, in the aforesaid regions. If you like the way society is currently, then they've done a good job. If you dislike society, and realizing you lack any real power to change it, recognize the cause... well, what exactly is a plague? It never bring beneficience. As for the anon wiki user who answered initially, "anti-semitism" is a linguistic misnomber. Ethno-culturally, Semites are any who speak semitic languages. Arabs, Bedouins, "Israelis" or Palestinians. The differences are cultural. Being "anti-semitic" is no more wrong than being "anti-communist" or "anti-dravidic". The modern usages denotes Jew-hate, and what's wrong with that? Ultimately, the term is part of the Marxist linguosphere, used to better control the complacent if not outright moronic masses. It's a buzzword used to control sentiment, like "racist". It only matters as much as you want it to. And then it has power over your perceptions, like any word. Don't buy in to linguistic controls. The, erm, literally control your behaviors. It doesn't actually mean anything, unlike words like "eat", "dancing", "ninja" or "kill".
Asked in Germany in WW2, Adolf Hitler, Anti-Semitism
Is Adolf Hitler associated with Anti-Semitism?
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Who did the anti semites influence during the Holocaust?
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Why did Brendan Fraser have to hide his religion at St Matthew's Academy?
Asked in Anti-Semitism
What is anti-anti-semitism?
It's exactly what it sounds like: Opposition to those who harbor anti-Jewish views and opposition the anti-Jewish views themselves. The difference between anti-anti-Semitism and Philo-Semitism (lover of Jews) is slight. A Philo-Semite usually makes proactively positive arguments (i.e. Jews are good because they win more Nobel Prizes per capita) whereas an anti-anti-Semite refutes anti-Jewish arguments (i.e. the racial theory of Judaism makes little sense when there are White Jews, Arab Jews, Black Jews, and East-Asian Jews). However, many anti-anti-Semites are also Philo-Semites because they will mix the positive arguments with the critiques of negative ones.
What was the connection between anti-Semitism and Zionism?
This should be self-evident. The Logic goes thus: Anti-Semites oppose any Jewish aspiration to freedom and/or power. Zionism promotes Self-Determination for the Jewish people which is an aspiration to freedom and power. Therefore, Anti-Semites oppose Zionism. Additionally, many people who are Anti-Semitic see Jews as running some sort of international cabal to strip power from everyone else. Equipped with a country, who knows what further havoc Jews could cause.
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Were Muslims safe in Germany during the holocaust?
Jews are not the sole group of Semites. Arabs, Armenians, Ahmara and Other groups are also Semites. It is a term that has been hijacked by Jews to use against other Semites, to be 'special' and to gain sympathy from non-Semites. " The term Semitic is often mistakenly used to describe attributes pertaining to Hebrew or Jewish culture," according to Classroom website.
Asked in Holocaust, Germany in WW2, Judaism
What did anti-semites do to turn public opinion against Jews?
Asked in Anti-Semitism
What is anti-Semitic?
"Same as Anti-Jewish" Anti-Semitic etymologically speaking means against Semites just as anti-black or anti-gay means against blacks or gays. According to various sources, Wilhelm Marr, a supposed anti-Jewish "racist" (sic), mistakenly used the term to define Jews only. Since then, the Jewish people have used the term to define themselves. Semites are defined as people who speak certain languages from N. Africa and western Asia. They have also been defined as the descendents of Shem who is a descendent of Abraham of bible lore. Of course using the term to only define Jews is extremely controversial and problematic. Semitic people the world over object to such a definition, claiming it is tantamount to cultural genocide. They say it serves the purpose of making people believe that the European Jew is the only Semite. I once heard a Semitic woman say "If anti-Semite means against Jews only, then what do you call someone who hates Semites?"
Asked in Holocaust, Judaism, Germany, Anti-Semitism
Did germans hate polish Jews?
Typically speaking, for both Philo-Semites and Anti-Semites, it does not matter what country a Jew comes from in order for him to be loved or hated. As a result, Germans who hated Jews would hate Jews whether they were German or Polish and Germans who liked Jews would like Jews whether they were German or Polish.
Did Hitler hate Arabs?
Asked in Judaism, Anti-Semitism
Was Germany the only anti-Semitic country?
Not by a long shot. Nearly every country has had Anti-Semites or Anti-Semitism, even without having a Jewish population. Today's Germany and Germany of the 1800s were actually among the better places in the world for a Jew to be. It just happens that the 1920s-1940s were so horrendous that everyone forgets about everything else.
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How many Semites other then Jews were killed in the Holocaust?
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Why were Jews hated in Europe?
Jews are hated for many reasons. The most simple reason is people seem to always fear, and even hate, others who are different from them. Lies about Jews have been used for political purposes. Over centuries, in part to stay in power, the Church, Communists, Nazis, monarchs, dictators and others have blamed and focused the misery of their culture on the Jews. Over the centuries, stories about the Jews have become so ingrained, that they some believe them to be true. Anti-Semites quote ancient anti-Semites and footnote earlier anti-Semitic writings to prove the authenticity of the lies.
How does shakespeare discourage anti semitism?
Shakespeare was not really aware of anti-Semitism as a specific phenomenon. There were very few Jews in the England of his day, and those who were there did not practice their religion openly. He did have a Jewish character in his play The Merchant of Venice, and that play also has anti-Semitic characters in it, but he was basically exploring the psychology of prejudice generally.The play has been used to discourage anti-Semitism by portraying Shylock, the Jewish character, in a sympathetic light and the anti-Semitic Venetians unfavourably. It has also been used to encourage anti-Semitism by portraying Shylock as a villain and the anti-Semites like Graziano as heroes.
Asked in Judaism, Definitions, Discrimination, Anti-Semitism
What is the morphology of anti-semitism?
It was coined by Wilhelm Marr in 1873 as a more "scientific" way of describing Judenhass (Jew-hatred). It was based on the idea that Jews are Semites as opposed to Germanic peoples and it was this biological difference that made Jews "incompatible" with German society. It is worth noting that Marr was not thinking about non-Jewish Semites, like Arabs, when he coined the term. He was using to specifically refer to Jews.