Wednesday, July 11, Summer Session 1: We spent the first part of class in and then moved to the library. The goals for the session were to introduce and have students work with 1 rhetorical analysis strategies how do the writer's choices contribute to his purpose?
Where does this attitude come from? Jews are a conspicuous people, small in number but large in footprint. As Mark Twain wrote in If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one quarter of one percent of the human race….
Properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk….
What is the secret of his immortality? Jews conspire among themselves to dominate and disadvantage gentiles. This answer fell out of fashion, at least in polite society, after World War II. These movements, MacDonald claims, taught white gentiles to reject ethnocentrism and accept high levels of nonwhite immigration to their countries while tolerating Jewish ethnocentrism and racially restrictive immigration policies in Israel.
MacDonald and the alt-righters are, nevertheless, correct that many liberal leaders over the last hundred years have been Jewish. My analysis of Kevin MacDonald's pseudoscience: This is a gross distortion of history. Gentile radicals have been around for centuries, doing exactly what MacDonald thinks is characteristic of Jews.
Nor is it in these clubs alone that the public measures are deformed into monsters. They undergo a previous distortion in academies, intended as so many seminaries for these clubs, which are set up in all the places of public resort. In these meetings of all sorts every counsel, in proportion as it is daring and violent and perfidious, is taken for the mark of superior genius.
Humanity and compassion are ridiculed as the fruits of superstition and ignorance. Tenderness to individuals is considered as treason to the public. Many of the gentile philosophers who laid the groundwork for the Revolution, such as Voltaire, were committed anti-Semites.
Radical French thinkers like Rousseau are completely ignored by MacDonald. MacDonald analyzes the Frankfurt School in great detail and argues that the ideology of the school was constructed to advance Jewish interests by promoting nonwhite immigration and in general undermining white culture.
But French existentialism was a movement that was analogous to the Frankfurt School in every important respect…except that the leaders—Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Albert Camus—were white gentiles.
The French existentialists produced radical critiques of traditional gentile society and, like the Frankfurt School, advanced pseudoscientific ideas making demonstrably false claims about human nature and refusing to subject these claims to any test.
I would not have said a certain amount of nonsense and would not have taken so many false trails trying not to get lost, when the Frankfurt School had already cleared the way. But it also reflects the fact that, while the gentile Foucault was influenced by the Frankfurt School, he was independently thinking along the same tracks.
Still, in the past hundred years or so Jews have clearly been overrepresented among the leaders of liberal movements. They were overrepresented among communist leaders and revolutionaries, among prominent immigration advocates, and so on.
Even if liberalism is not the Jewish invention that MacDonald claims it is, we still should explain why Jews appear to be disproportionately attracted to it. And is anti-Semitism a response to Jewish liberalism?
Prohibited from entering many blue-collar occupations like farming, Jews turned to finance, particularly money lending, to survive. Records from around the yearfor example, report that almost 80 percent of adult male Jews in Roussillon what is today southern France made their living as money lenders.
Finance requires a relatively high level of verbal and mathematical intelligence, and the hypothesis is that Jews who could not cut it in business tended to drop out of the community or starve.
If Cochran et al. There is no particular reason to expect Jews to be overrepresented only in liberal movements. David Horowitz Indeed, MacDonald and his followers largely ignore the fact that Jews have been conspicuously overrepresented among the leadership of all sorts of right-wing movements:Teachers' Guide: All Souls: A Family Story from Southie The Michael Faith incident f) The St.
Patrick's Day () antibusing parade; In his memoir All Souls Michael MacDonald reveals many of the "ugly truths" about growing up in "the best place in the world." Choose three to five specific incidents to use as evidence.
Michael Patrick MacDonald is the author of the New York Times Bestselling memoir, All Souls: A Family Story From Southie and the acclaimed Easter Rising: A Memoir of Roots and Rebellion. Fourthed. Reading that question I was thinking, “am I even happy right now?” There are plenty of things I’m hoping to do with my life, but ‘be maximally happy all the time’ is definitely not at the top of the list.
is and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her. Michael Patrick MacDonald (born March 9, ) is an Irish-American activist against crime and violence and author of his memoir, All Souls: A Family Story From Southie.
He helped to start Boston's gun-buyback program, and founded the South Boston Vigil group, which works with survivor families and young people in Boston’s anti-violence. A time line from before writing began to the present, linked to Andrew Roberts' book Social Science History and to other resources.