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