Every group has its stereotypes…
Mexicans are lazy. Blacks are dangerous (and lazy). Asians can’t drive but they’re really smart. Oh, and Jews are cheap and pushy. Generally speaking, these stereotypes usually have an element of reality to them. Jews got their tag for a simple reason; older Jews who live here – and they’re dying off now – came from Europe where they were being slaughtered en masse for being, uh, Jews.
We all know about Germany…
However, the same things were going on in Russia and Spain (to a lesser extent). Kill the Jew. Why? No good reason, he’s not Christian; he’s different. Even though Jews caused no problems and helped with education and the economy – kill the Jew.
By the way, even Mel Gibson’s version of the Baby Jesus story, has the Jew only telling on the Big Guy. The Romans were the ones who tortured him and nailed him to the cross. Yet it was the Jews who were hated and the Romans were put in charge of the Christians. Like the head guy is the Pope – he’s Roman Catholic -go figure.
So the Jews had to escape to America and scrimp and save, thus becoming labeled as cheap.
Here, Jews made their kids go to college. And they saved every dime to do so. They preached morals and how to fit in with other Americans.
"Be a lawyer or doctor. Finish school. Stay married. Raise your kids to be educated."
And most Jews did just that and became, as a group, successful.
The old Jews were cheap so they would have money for their children’s education. And it worked. Today’s Jew is well heeled and far from cheap.
Some people used to think Jews were just good cooks, good economic managers and bad soldiers. Israel proved them wrong.
Today, Israel is America’s No. 1 battle partner. No other nation but ours matches its boots-on-the-ground military might. And that includes China and Russia. Ask the U.S. military.
Jews make up 2 percent of the U.S. population but 21 percent of the Ivy League student bodies. And 37 percent of the Academy Award winning directors and 38 percent of Business Week’s leading philanthropists and 51 percent of the Pulitzer Prize winners for nonfiction.
The Arab nations that were lucky enough to land on oil have offered almost nothing to the world but terror, death and insane, radical religious beliefs. Their nations are ugly deserts and slums owned by oil barons and leaders while the bulk of their people are very poor and have little to no education.
Israel looks more like the United States – they have no oil – and built their country with their own hands.
For example, between 1980 and 2000, Egyptians registered 77 patents in the U.S. The Saudis registered 171. But the Israelis registered 7,652!
Maybe they don’t believe in Jesus like most Americans, but other than that, we are the same.
Israel is our best friend and one of the smartest moves this country ever made in teaming up with another country.
Today, America is all really one group, one country. We pretty much look alike. Yep, lots of Jews have blonde hair and blue eyes. Paul Newman and Goldie Hawn are good examples.
And it’s time we embrace one another as true buds.