As a former Christian Zionist, I was a fan of all things Jewish. Then I did some research, which is why I am a FORMER Christian Zionist.
I have been studying Solzhenitsyn’s last book, Two Hundred Years Together: Jews in Russia, apparently banned in the USA and even in English. As an American, I oppose banned books on principle. It is over 400 pages, with hundreds of footnotes and very revealing.
I have been puzzled: What exactly is the nature of the nature of the relationship between Israel and the USA, it’s most stubborn “ally?” Some say the USA uses Israel as a floating aircraft carrier in a troubled region. Some say Israel exploits the USA, a nation the size and population of New Jersey bossing around the world’s superpower, a stubby little tail wagging a great big dog.
I think it is a symbiotic relationship; that is, each nation has a dependent and mutually beneficial relationship to the other, like sea anemones and clownfish. The clownfish eats invertebrates that could harm the anemone, its manure is eaten by the anemone and the anemones stinging tentacles protect the clownfish from predators.
According to Solzhenitsyn, the Jewish elite have lived in symbiosis with the elite of whatever country they have landed in for thousands of years. The complaints of the non-elites (labeled by Jews as Anti-Semitism) are revealing and they are always the same:
The Jews work for the local landowners/nobles/rulers to oversee the working slobs, to extract taxes or tribute, to buy the working slobs produce and sell the working slobs what they need to survive.
So they perform an economic function. But that is not the complaint. It is that they do so dishonestly and greedily, in a haughty manner and with an arrogant sense of entitlement. After a given number of years, they come into possession of the goods of the working slobs and, especially through usury, come to practically enslave the local population. At this point wealthy Jews have disproportionate power with the rulers and they wield it to benefit the Jews and not the nation in which they live.
Solzhynitsyn is careful to point out that it is not “The Jews,” but the Jewish elite that does this. The Jewish underclass is exploited and looked down upon in a similar manner to the local Goyim. Remember the Russian Jewish farmer in Fiddler on the Roof, singing this?
If I were a rich man,
Yubby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dum.
All day long I’d biddy biddy bum.
If I were a wealthy man.
I wouldn’t have to work hard.
Yubby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dum.
If I were a biddy biddy rich,
I’d see my wife, my Golde, looking like a rich man’s wife
With a proper double-chin.
Supervising meals to her heart’s delight.
I see her putting on airs and strutting like a peacock.
Oy, what a happy mood she’s in.
Screaming at the servants, day and night.
The most important men in town would come to fawn on me!
They would ask me to advise them,
Like a Solomon the Wise.
“If you please, Reb Tevye…”
“Pardon me, Reb Tevye…”
Posing problems that would cross a rabbi’s eyes!
And it won’t make one bit of difference if I answer right or wrong.
When you’re rich, they think you really know!
To sum up, if he were a rich Jew he wouldn’t have to work hard, he would be an idle bum, work-wise, his wife would grow fat, strut around like a peacock and yell at servants and people would fawn on him. This is pretty much what Russian, Polish and particularly Ukrainian peasants found to be infuriating about the Jewish elite.
But the Jewish elite were not doing this in a vacuum! They were doing this under the sponsorship and protection of the Goy nobility, who benefited from their tactics. The nobles often did not even LIVE on their vast tracts of land, they lived on the money the Jewish overseers wrung from the raggedy peasants.
The nobles and the Jews were in a symbiotic relationship. When the peasants screamed and reforms were proposed, the NOBLES fought the reforms. While this seems like a win-win for the Jewish elite and the Goy nobles, it was actually a symbiotic death spiral.
Peasants rose up and attacked Jews over and over, eventually everybody rose up and took the land from the nobles in wave after wave of bloodbaths. These horrors could have been avoided if the reforms could have been implemented, if the structural injustice could have been corrected in time, if the short-sighted symbiotic death spiral could have been halted.
The same is true of the symbiotic death spiral between the USA and Israel. What can’t go on-won’t go on. Will reforms be implemented? Will structural injustice be corrected in time?
And will we ever learn anything from history?