Jews in America

Burt Prelusky tells it like it is:

One of the very few points for which I was specifically taken to task was for referring to America as a Christian nation. To those people, I pointed out that Christians of one denomination or another compose 94 percent of America’s population. That is 14 percent higher than the percentage of Jews in Israel, but I am willing to wager that none of my critics would deny that Israel is a Jewish state.

The sad fact is that the American Civil Liberties Union is made up in large part of Jews, and it is that organization and its lawyers who are leading the assault against Christmas. What makes it particularly unfortunate is that most Jews are not only opposed to the policies of the ACLU, but are embarrassed and ashamed of the organization.

As one of my respondents put it: “An anti-Semite used to be someone who hated Jews, but it’s become someone whom Jews hate.

It’s true, the current definition of anti-Semite no longer means Jew hater, but rather someone who is opposed to a political position supported by an American Jew. If you oppose the Wilsonian nation-building demanded by the neocons, you’re an anti-Semite. If you question the billions of dollars sent to Israel, you’re an anti-Semite. If you point out that the least important of the seven major Jewish holidays is in no way the equivalent of Christmas, you’re an anti-Semite.

Are the Jews so popular that they need to invent enemies?

The point about Israel being a Jewish nation, (or India being a Hindu nation, or Turkey being a Muslim nation) is particularly salient. Either the United States is a Christian nation or there is no such thing as a nation modified by a religious adjective except the Vatican and those countries where sharia reigns supreme.