‘Liberal’ Jews. 1

L. Auster succinctly sums up the character of Jewish ‘Liberalism’:

What distinguishes Jewish liberalism from Protestant liberalism is the following: Jewish liberals see white Christians as guilty. The Jews feel OK about themselves, they think the white gentile majority is the problem. By contrast, white Protestant liberals feel guilty about themselves. This leaves them without a confident group selfhood. They believe only in equality, only in their own guilt for somehow standing in the way of equality. It is this lack of collective and even individual selfhood, this inner nothingness, this willingness to be destroyed, that makes the white Protestants the true liberals. The Jews, whose collective and individual psyche is not guilty under liberalism (since in the liberal world view Jews are victims and the champions of victims), have psychological power and self-confidence and thus are not true liberals.

He, of course, see this in terms of a defective European sense. Regardless of how it is interpreted, it’s nice to see that there is general convergence of opinion on this matter. That way we can move on and find areas of agreement.

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