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I do worry, too--

completely discounting all the arguments about how many (or what kinds) of Jews were killed in the 30s and 40s in Europe--

the fact is that I can't see how "people" can't see what is happening--

with any culture. Why is it so easy to get "people" enraged towards an particular group, whether racial or religious or ethnic or linguistic or --any other kind of 'typing'--and cause them to want to be violent towards them.

On the other hand, I watched a tiny amount of the one interview with an academic named McDonald who talked about the Jews impact on culture--and that word (Jews) was used, and it troubled me, until I caught a little of what was being said--
Jews ARE generally more intelligent! :) How bad is that? But all of that needs to be taken into consideration when discussing culture--

I couldn't/didn't finish it; I didn't have time, and I was worried that I was giving support to something hateful--in spite of the fact that the man seemed honestly to be discussing the fact that intelligent people have a lot of influence on culture and that scholars needed to be aware of that--

but his tone was strictly academic and the idea that Jewish intelligence (the real meaning of the word) is negative was not implied at all--

the fact is that sociologists will explore everything about human beings, and for the most part Jews are just more intelligent, especially when it comes to administering, taking account of things, etc.

Asians tend to be good at math and at inventing things--I've lived in Asian (non-military), and there are so many superior aspects of Asian culture--once an American gets past his/her biases--

The Swedes have amazing inventions--

The Estonians are highly musical.

Africans just dance; they know how to dance, and they are more 'in tune' with the earth and with relationships.

How do people study these different characteristics of different groups without being labelled as 'anti-something' or even 'pro-something'? I don't know--

All I know is that all of the Jews I have ever known are pretty much brilliant--LOL!

And some are my relatives--

smart people; they know how to manage well--

is that bad? No, I don't think so. But some sociologist might talk about how Africans need to be understood (for their gifts and even weaknesses), etc.--in the same spirit as they would mention that Jews need to be understood for their gifts (and even weaknesses)--

I'm not sure I believe in such studies, but I think it does help to understand people--

I'm in conflict about it, too. A family member of mine who was in business once told me that he had a close Jewish friend, and then he said, "but I would never do business with him; he would destroy me"--he then laughed shakily and said, "but I'll join him at Passover; we really care about each other"--

On the other hand, I can remember quantities of studies done in the 70s about black Americans and their gifts and how the American educational system did not serve blacks, because of their history--

they have a different perspective; does that make them bad. Not in my opinion--

nor does being wise in business make Jews bad--

but knowing the truth, Jesus said, sets us free.

How can people learn things about other human beings and not be prompted to dismiss those human beings or prejudice themselves against those human beings.

I am part black, and I have seen some ugly things in my life with regards to the typical American or white attitude towards black people; it's funny how so many people don't even realize they are doing it. My spouse has some Jewish ancestry, and the influence of that is distinct--

and has some Jewish family (close)--

so--

where do we go with all of this? Nothing works without compassion--

nothing works without a desire to be motivated by God and not by man--

to be committed to putting God first and our neighbor next--

and not allow propaganda to push us towards violence or oppression--

until people stop generalizing, though, the oppression will continue--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--