Sunday, January 22, 2017

Social class among Jews and non-Jews in the US

Bernard-Henri Levi is the archetypal elitist Jew. His admonition to his people to be wary of Trump reads like it was written by a caricature that makes Kevin MacDonald an apologist for Jewish ethnomasochism in comparison. To middle American gentiles like myself, it really is something to behold.

If nothing else I'd expect an Ashkenazi intellectual to produce analogies that don't directly undermine the thrust of his argument. For example:
Rabbi Yehudah ran a school that a young Roman swineherd would pass by nearly every day. The students at the school, their heads full of knowledge and a sense of their own superiority, never missed a chance to mock and beat the pig farmer. 
... 
When the rabbi appeared before Diocletian, he recognized the former swineherd, who said to him with spite, “Just because your god performs miracles, you think you can scorn the emperor?”
Diocletian is conventionally credited with pulling the empire out of the so-called "crisis of the third century"--a time of vicious civil wars, barbarian invasions, economic collapse, and general chaos--by reorganizing the empire, instituting badly needed reforms of the political, economic, and military systems, and creating a power-sharing agreement with other rulers so as to avoid having so much power invested in a single person at the top.

Parenthetically, Diocletian is also famous today for his persecution of Christians. There were other emperors, like the Flavians and Hadrian, who are more notorious for their persecution of Jews than he is.

And then there's this:
I cite this story because it provides a good metaphor for the West today, where, as in ancient Rome, the triumph of nihilism can enable a pig farmer — anybody — to become emperor.
So it turns out Trump wasn't actually born with a silver spoon in his mouth! Instead, his life is the story of a rags-to-riches story of an uppity nouveau riche who has gotten way too big for his britches.

Anyway, the takeaway from the paranoid ramblings of this neutoric is that social class is a big deal to Jews, and they're of a higher class than you are, especially BHL himself.

From the GSS, social class among Jews (n = 359) and everyone else (n = 19,387). For contemporary relevance, all responses are from 2000 onward:


While more than half of non-Jewish Americans are either lower-class or working-class, fewer than one-in-five Jews are. Jews are no more likely to be working-class than to be upper-class. Non-Jews, in contrast, are more than 15x as likely to be working-class as to be upper-class. Jews are also over 400% more likely to be members of the upper-class than non-Jews are.

Trump's working-class appeal is repulsive to Jews, who view the Dirt People with a mixture of pity and scorn.

GSS variables used: RELIG(1-2,4-13)(3), YEAR(2000-2014), CLASS

10 comments:

Jack Burton said...

Similar to the 70/30, 80/20 split typical of Jews for Dem/Rep. However, even those voting Republican are against white identity. That's why we see not one pro-white Jewish org.

Jews are always Jewish first, and only white if it suits their agenda. For example, in Israel it's common for Jews to say they're not white as they have no need to blend in.

Dan said...

What I have found interesting is the ((( ))) phenomenon.

People critical of Jews used it first to identify Jews among the commentariat. Then Jews defiantly began using it in their with own Twitter handles.

The irony is, the ((( ))) self-identification seemed to just confirm stereotypes, such as when a nominally conservative (((commentator))) blasted Trump in an unhinged way for no apparent (((reason))).

Anonymous said...

My favourite thing is how he goes around with his shirt perpetually unbuttoned. To paraphrase the Cranberries "It's still 1968, in your head, in your head, they're still fighting"

Dan said...

Disappointed that Trump defunded International Planned Parenthood today.

Where does he think the flood of third world poor streaming over our borders is coming from?

Will fertility rates in the 3rd world, which have been declining, see an uptick?

Audacious Epigone said...

Jack,

Racially they do overwhelmingly identify as white rather than "some other race" but it's in the same way--or even more so--than SWPLs do. They are goodwhites.

Dan,

Status-signaling mixed with owning the insult did make for a weird (but convenient) combination.

Re: planned parenthood let's hope it is part of a widespread, large scale defunding of international aid of every kind. There's scarcely any lower hanging America First fruit than that.

Anon,

It's gross.

Jokah Macpherson said...

It's amazing how well the relative normal distribution of IQ for the two groups maps onto that graph. 84% of Ashkenazi have an IQ higher than the overall white mean and, just like you'd expect, 84% of them have a higher self-reported social class than the white mean.

"I cite this story because it provides a good metaphor for the West today, where, as in ancient Rome, the triumph of nihilism can enable a pig farmer — anybody — to become emperor." - This was actually the plot of my favorite book as a kid.

Joshua Sinistar said...

These jews are in for a rude awakening. All their wealth are come from us. That Monopoly Money isn't worth shit if we don't take it. That fantasy of theirs of ruling a world of brown mongrels is amusing. Who will make it work? They won't work and brown mongrels don't know how. Its not a plan, its a childish fairy tale that only an idiot could believe.

Audacious Epigone said...

Jokah,

Ha, thanks for that perspicacity!

Joshua,

And it's nothing new, either.

Biotrekker said...

A lot of "the Joos" are more receptive to Trump than you realize. And more worried about leftist goons, as well.

Mil-Tech Bard said...

Speaking of social classes, this military Trump meme link is a hoot --

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=56160