why do people hate Jews I do not get it?
Okay I read Jews are snakes and they are liars. How are they snakes? How are they anymore a liar then a Cristian?
Even if they did kill Jesus that was around 2000 years ago and no Jew is alive today that was alive back then guarantee that.
- 10 years agoFavorite Answer
The "Kill Jesus" thing is an excuse. They've been pushed around for OVER 2,000 years.
They are hated for the same reasons any other group is hated. Especially immigrating into another area with strange customs(you worship ONE god?! wtf?!), different language, etc. So they wound up being the minority in multiple places.
One economist...I don't recall if it was Thomas Sowell, Friedrich Hayek, or Walter Williams, but one at least one of them said that Jews often occupied a "middle man" position in the old economy in Europe. It was said that people would often hate those in such positions. They would deal in finance, making loans, things like that. People in the middle man section were hated because they made money off of finance, and did not technically "MAKE" anything, they weren't making money from the sweat of their brow, working for some land lord or something. Bigotry, basically. Jealousy. It's similar to the later hatred artists and the "nobility" had for the merchant class. Merchants were often hated, and this was the "Middle class". In the case of the Jews, there was an ethnic angle thrown in.
Also, at one point the Catholic church had said "usury" was wrong. This meant charging interest for a loan, which Jews did. So there was another point of hatred. The problem is that if you don't encourage interest, people are less likely to make loans and so progress is held back! The Jews were doing everyone a favor, whether they knew it or not.
So in addition to more typical reasons(being different), Jews were hated for economic reasons, jealousy. This would worsen as Socialists began to appear, with their hatred for the middle class(bourgeoisie), and the wealthy. A few decades ago Socialist Sidney Hook admitted, "Anti-Semitism was rife in almost all varieties of socialism." (Commentary, Sept. 1978). Listen to Proudhon, a socialist mentor of Marx: "The Jew is the enemy of the human race. One must send this race back to Asia or exterminate it...By fire or fusion or by expulsion, the Jew must disappear... What the people of the Middle Ages hated by instinct I hate upon reflection, and irrevocably. ...The hatred of the Jew, as that of the English, must be an article of our political faith."
Despite being of Jewish descent, Marx haaaaaaated Jews and would use words like Judentum,' and "Jewry" as interchangeable with "Capitalist/Bourgeoisie"! When complaining about "the moneylenders", he would use words like "vampires", "bloodsuckers", and of course you probably heard the phrase "bloodsucking Jews" somewhere. That's what he was talking about. He even wrote an Anti-Semitic text called "On the Jewish Question" over what to do about them. He said "mankind will never be emancipated until it is emancipated from Jews and Jewry." "The social emancipation of the Jew is the emancipation of society from Jewry."
If that sounds familiar, it was because about 100 years later Hitler would ask "What is the Final Solution to the Jewish Question?". It was a direct shout out to Marx. Hitler said around 1920: "If we are socialists, then we must definitely be anti-Semites." "How, as a socialist, can you not be an anti-Semite?" And so the jealousy and hate rolled on. The Soviets weren't kind to them either.
Today, things are not much better. People who should look past race and hope for reconciliation have said negative things. Major black leaders like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Louis Farrakhan have all expressed negativity towards Jews. They seem to have a problem with Jews. Jackson referred to New York as "Hymietown" and Sharpton referenced Joe Lieberman's wife when Liberman was running for President and he told someone "Ain't gonna be no Hadassah in the White House!". All this despite Jews in America historically being for the equality of blacks. There are worse quotes, but I can't remember them right now.
Also, Barack Obama's pastor, Jeremiah Wright. He has made nasty comments about whites and Jews both, in his sermons. He doesn't like Jews either. Obama sat their in his church for a full twenty years and claims he never heard anything like that, although he's lying because he quoted one of Wright's anti-white comments in his book.
So..they hate them because of jealousy, and because of economic reasons. Jews have good culture/values, they have higher rates of success and are often better academically than many other groups, including many whites. That must make the KKK furious, hahah.
- QuagmireLv 610 years ago
People tend to resent those who are economically successful. Also historically, Jews were a minority everywhere they went, and hence were made to be the scapegoats for whatever was wrong in those societies. Basically that sums up why many people throughout history disliked the Jews.
- Anonymous10 years ago
Some hate them cause they killed Jesus. I feel bad that a lot of people hate on them. I don;t<3333
- Anonymous10 years ago
All people are liars, so whoever told you that is a liar haha
And people feel that Jews killed Jesus,which is really stupid -_-...I mean REALLY stupid.
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- 10 years ago
I don't know either. I always hear that about Jewish people, but I think they're awesome and the Jewish religion is pretty cool imo.