Jews, Zionism and conspiracy theories

By Bob Row
Gloria Mundi

Sergio Bergman (2nd from right) is an Argentine rabbi of frequent media appearances who associated himself with local center-right politicians. He endorsed the movement headed by Mr. Blumberg (who’s son died when kidnapped) for “security” against marginalized youngsters. Then organized an NGO to raise money from wealthy Jews and contend in the community elections. Last Sunday he got elected as legislator for the Buenos Aires Autonomous Government City Council (equivalent to the Columbia district) ranking first in the list of the incumbent Mayor, Mauricio Macri (Berlusconi’s local version). Macri’s main contender on behalf of the progressive national government was the former minister of Education, Daniel Filmus -also a Jew.

Bergman’s career stirred an ideological quarrel within the Jewish community. I did this illustration for the Nueva Sion (New Zion) monthly. Nueva Sion was founded in 1948 (on the wake of the UN vote of partition of Palestine into two States) by a group of young activists (an uncle of mine between them) of the Hashomer Hatzair, the Zionist movement of Marxists tendencies. Its first editor was Jacobo Timerman, who thirty years later was imprisoned and tortured by the military dictatorship. Timerman’s son is the current Foreign Affairs minister.

In 1947, when the UN sent a commission of inquiry to Palestine, Hashomer Hatzair proposed a bi-national unified State but -once the Israel State was proclaimed and attacked by Arab forces backed by Great Britain- it took part in the fight and lately became the Mapam (today, Meretz) party. I was in the ranks of HH in my childhood, sharing the values of other non-Jewish leftist movements, and left in 1969, when many of us realized that Israel (Mapam included) was about to condone the colonial status-quo subsequent to the 1967 war. This week (44 years late) Meretz launched a campaign labeling goods manufactured beyond the “green line” of 1967 in defiance of a law penalizing boycotts, passed by the Parliament.

This is to show that always where and are politic and social  divisions within the Jewish communities as well as in the Zionist nationalist movement -even in crucial matters as statehood. The main Jewish party until the 2nd WW was the Socialist Bund, staunchly anti-Zionist. But, at the time of the Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, both the Bund and HH united, excluding the Zionist rightist Revisionist branch, origin of today’s Likud party. On May 1st, they halted the fight to celebrate the Workers Day, reassuring their faith in a Socialist future for all Mankind. As in every other human society, national identities always went crossed by class and ideological identities. This was almost beyond doubt -at least in the anti-capitalist camp- until recently.

The post 9/11 trauma appears to have altered something taken for granted in the American radical left. The aggressive campaign launched by the neocons, profiting from that shock, induced an understandable gesture of resistance by means of questioning the opportunity of the attack as a conspiratorial “inside job”.  There are good reasons to think so, the incredible way of falling of the building 7 to start with. The notorious presence in the Bush administration of a coherent group of Jewish scholars connected with the Likud and the evidence of a planned in advance invasion of Iraq as part of a complete re-drawing of the Middle East map, opened the door to an avalanche of Conspiracy Theories that went from the Israeli Intelligence Mossad agency manipulation behind the curtains all the way into all sorts of anti-semitic old topics of the supposed Jewish conspiracy to rule the entire Human race under a New World Order system.

I wasn’t aware of the extension of those theories in the American scene until I received a response to a comment wondering how come I doubt the authenticity of the “Protocols of the learned elders of Zion” in an otherwise valuable and open to discussion website who use to share my posts devoid of any prejudices. This occurrence ignited my curiosity and found that other contributors to the same site proposed theories of the same kind that reached supposed secret sects originated  in the Old Egypt, Summer and even the alien influence in Human History, but always doing cleavage in the dominant role of the Rothschild  family in modern Capitalism. Then I found other sites -likeVeterans Today (claiming 20 million visits a month)- whose anti-semitism was way more open and evident in the rabid racist commentaries of its visitors. To my surprise, a well-known radical Marxist as Prof. James Petras was in the featured columnists staff.

While anti-Zionist  and anti-Israeli positions have their due place in the local political debate, these kind of theories have become way marginalized in Argentine leftist and populist movements since its heyday in the sixties (the 1% Jewish population counted for at least 10% of the Military Junta victims, after all). The mention of the Protocols in regular comments in blogs or Facebook arguments are just to discredit or mockery purposes. Even in the worst mayhem days subsequent to Argentina’s fall in default in 2002, when millions lost their bank savings at the hands of  ten years lasting experiment of radical neo-liberal recipes, no hint of anti-semitism arose from the infuriated “popular assemblies”. It was clearly a matter of two models of Capitalism at stake: one based in the industrial fabric actively promoted and regulated by the State, as the general expression of the public interest, versus another one based in the predominance of the financial speculation left at the hands of the private few. Both share the inherently instability of Capitalism; but while the first one admits the play of tensions between the productive factors (capital and workforce) the second one intends to suppress the disputes (and the tendency to decrease the rate of profit) by way of destroying the workforce conquests of Labor organizations (evidenced in the heralded welcome of fascism by the Vienna school of Economics founder Ludwig Von Mises). The mirage of increasing profits by impoverishing the public ends itself in speculative bubble bursts.

It seems to me that the fail to retain this basic comprehension of the impersonal rules of Capitalism (in the Darwinian mood of Karl Marx perception, with all his shortcomings) lay at the root of the American radicalism deviated comprehension of the ongoing crisis. The view of the capitalist cycles as the evil conspiracy of the Corporative interests (even if they themselves think they conduct the process) leads to the dispersion of the resistance efforts into these kind of delusional theories, in a sort of revival of the gnostic religious sects which proliferated in the first centuries of Christianity. ¿Is it by coincidence the contemporary success of best sellers, movies and TV documentaries about the apocalyptic sectarians of that time?

11 responses to “Jews, Zionism and conspiracy theories

  1. Theories or not, if someone (and someone did) actually planned and did 9/11, and if Zionists and proto-Zionists were among those who did, that would be an objective fact, not a result somebody’s twisted view of anything. There are, I regret, anti-Semites among the quite varies ranks of the 911 Truth movement, to be sure. But there also is legitimate evidence pointing to involvement in the 9/11 false flag operation by various proven Mossad operatives and U.S.-Israeli dual citizens. Some of these people could, conceivably, be involved, you know, either via institutional affiliation or as individuals. If it happens that they were, would justice be served by their prosecution and conviction? Or, should we make an exception and let them go because they are Jews? Would their proven guilt equate to Jewish guilt? To me, such a conclusion would be absurd.

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  3. Some of the best journalism and exposure of links to the Cabal has been done by Jews. For the most part like most of us we’re identified as being of one religious persuasion or another by what’s accepted as the predominant belief system of whatever societal group we happen to be a member of. One such person comes straight to mind for me is Naomi Klein who in her book “The Shock Doctrine” which identified and chronicled what’s going down now brilliantly. It’s not a thing of who you’ve been identified as to what grouping you belong to but a thing of intelligence and conscience of which too many in society have neither. For the most part, we’re mainly secular, either by choice or lack of mental faculties to make that decision.

  4. Thanks Wil, never left. Can’t let you guys have all the fun. Our friend Agent Smith’s back on another posting. A new group is hashing it out with him.

  5. The international Jewish concpiracy is a trope in the West. It is a trope in Eastern Europe also. Probably this is a result of Christian propaganda over 2,000 years at it’s base, and exact political circumstances in any given circumstance that pits one group against another group, such as Polish and Tsarist landlords using some Jewish people to collect taxes. Language is the difficulty. Language abstracts easily. To speak is therefore to be abstract and great care must be had to select the right words and say the least abstract generality. Of course ordinary language use seldom has this and most writers on the internet are not schooled in General Semantics and they therefore fail to use words with any skill.
    Mossad may well have been a part of 9/11 activities: many other American intelligence agencies were also. Now all that suggests is that our allies enabled a crime by cooperating with the elected government of their ally in carrrying it out. Therefore like many other intelligence operations the root is dubious utility and even more dubious rationalization. However it is absurd to use a broad paintbrush to generalize all members of the Jewish faith as responsible or a beneficiary. It would be more accurate to say that there does exist a transanational cabal rooted in political institutions like a virus in a host. This cabal is nott confined to any one ethnic group or any one religous faith-unless that faith is in Mammon.

  6. Wait a minute: why do you left the UFO’s abducted ones out of the picture?
    Thanks for providing the most complete demonstration of my point. Now you are also an expert on Talmud and Kabbalah; did you read Gershom Scholem by chance? Oh!, I forgot he’s just another academic, Zionist puppet; you know better, for sure.

    But, people, while you chase these elitist scarecrows from your computer keyboard, the teapartyiers mobilize themselves like lemmings and pull you off the cliff. Now you’re about to know what the “recession with foreign debt” means, as we knew ten years ago: 25% unemployed, 50 % under poverty line. In a year or two, when you’ll get exhausted of any blood and the real default became unavoidable, perhaps you’ll stand up and go out into the streets beating your pans as we did. We just overthrew our Obama; and then, two other puppets until they gave up. But we did it rallying the streets, not our computers.

    You’re behind the Greeks, the Spanish, even the Egyptians. Wake up, Americans! The secret elitist cabal is a straw man. It’s the Capitalism, stupid!

  7. Well I thought I was going to add something clever to it all but everything I thought of all day is here but I’ll throw my $.02 worth in anyhow.
    It appears that Christianity is an end result of a mind set put in play more than 1300 years before it emerged. It appears to have emerged as an act of dissidence from the same people of the time as we are now. Whether there was a Jesus Christ or not is a subject of hot debate in this current time. If indeed there was such a person, history reads that he was put to death because of the fact that he was a danger to the paradigm of the time, he rocked the boat. Seems the worship of Mammon the false god of greed is something that goes way back into our past. It’s obviously very attractive to the ones in what ever time space continuum they happen to occupy that resonate at a low frequency, the sociopathy of a lizard brain.
    It seems that a lust for absolute control is what the lust of wealth turns into. They turn into really believing that they’re there because it was decreed by divine providence. When you get assholes like Ted Turner who termed the phrase “useless eaters” and the likes of Bill Gates pushing vaccines for population control, I thought they were supposed to save lives and improve our health. What the hell’s that all about? But then what can you expect from a nerd.
    I guess what I’m getting at is the belief that was spawned by the Levites that propagated itself into Judaism in the fact of a chosen people holding dominion over all others as being their chattel to be done with at their discretion doing the bidding of a vengeful God by their interpretation. That mindset is at the root of everything going down now. It seems that Constantine seen a good gig and jumped right on it, what with all the disgruntled masses in a crumbling empire going over to Christianity. I guess he was having a hard time finding hungry lions. What a shmozzle of shit, you got to be a shmoe to buy into it.

  8. Well now, I think our friend needs to delve deeper into history as you directed me to WW. I’m going to suggest what you directed to me towards in my quest to understanding what’s going down. You’re right in a synopsis on one of your postings in the fact that it becomes crystal clear once you start to understand just how deep this goes. You suggested that I read “The Controversy Of Zion” by Douglas Reed. It’s probably more on the mark today than it was when he wrote it 60 years ago. We think we’ve discovered new territory, this book reads as if it was released last week. This information is very pertinent, the Jewish people are just as manipulated as we are and are locked into a system that controls everything they do. I had some difficulty finding the book. It’s painted as being antisemitic but that’s just not true, it’s real history, the kind they don’t want us to know. The illustrious Joe Biden the current vice president of the US even had the audacity to say recently right out in public that you don’t have to be a Jew to be a Zionist. They hide themselves behind the cloak of antisemitism and the holocaust to keep us from exploring them.

  9. Hopefully in mentioning the book, it’ll insight people to dig deeper. What we’re dealing with is a mindset that has over a 3000 year headstart on us. They’ve had much time to bring their order of things to fruition. As Adrian Salbuchi describes them, they’re focused like a lazer beam whereas we’re like fireflys over a pond shining off in all directions. There’s very few of them, there’s almost 7 billion of us. Should we get come awake enmass, they’re in deep Do Do. They don’t have enough guns and can’t build prisons fast enough to contain us should that become so. Knowledge is empowerment. I had to have the book so I can study it my way. This whole thing goes much deeper than many realize. Until one does, all the rantings are just pissing in the wind.

  10. jeez Wily — you’re not in a bar among only rough men. you’re in mixed company on my website.

    Can you argue without abusive language and insults?

  11. Iakovos Alhadeff

    Conspiracy theories about Israel

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