From the website, With Sober Sense. Article by MHI (abridged by Paul Austin Murphy). Original title, ‘Jew-Hatred Appears in Conspiracy Theories, Anti-Americanism’.
… August 29 , when the administrator of a feminist email list sent around a virulently anti-Semitic video which, in the process of supporting ousted Libyan dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi, blamed global poverty and injustice on the Rothschild banking family…
… Today, common misconceptions persist that all Jews are rich and that they control the U.S. media and Hollywood… We are well aware that the Left can turn into the Right, as happened in Nazi Germany, and that racism, including anti-Semitism…
“The Libyan Central Bank is state owned and unlike ALL banks in the west is not owned by Rothschild and issues debt free money.”
… anti-Semites have long used “Rothschild” as code for “Jews.” …
The video…. continues as follows:
“…. Libya was DEBT FREE! … They have a leader who has integrity and courage and who worked in their best interests... Libyans shared in the wealth of their country free from the shackles of usury and Rothschild banking interests….”
… The Rothschilds … claims that the family belongs to the “Illuminati,” a purported organization that acts as a shadowy worldwide government dedicated to establishing the “New World Order.” …the Left has come up with explanations not very different in kind from those that blame it on “the Jews”—in spite of the fact that hundreds of Jews died that day [9/11].
“If you surf the web, you may have encountered the claim that the Israeli spy agency Mossad warned 4,000 Jews who worked in the World Trade Centre to stay home on 11 September 2001; or that a handful of Jewish lobbyists control US foreign policy; or the world is run by the Zionist Occupation Government (ZOG). All these claims are patently false, yet they have devoted defenders.
“The idea that a secret group of powerful people is conspiring to control world events is centuries old, and it is seeing a troubling resurgence on the political Left…. This often devolves into charges that ‘The Jews’ are behind some sinister plan for global subversion.”
… In introducing the movie, Nilsson cites “Rothschild” as a possible perpetrator of the September 11 attacks... “Did New York Orchestrate the Asian Tsunami?” Here, “New York” is code for “Jews.” The premise is that “the Zionist Cabal” obtained a thermonuclear weapon from the U.S. and set off the December 26, 2004 tidal wave, killing 100,000 Muslims. One can also view the video, “Holocaust, Hate Speech, and Were the Germans so Stupid?”
… Fran Luck… wrote to the list:
“… that Left wing anti-imperialist theory… is being seamlessly blended with classic right-wing (dangerous) anti-semitic conspiracy theory–and perhaps not only in this video! …..”
… a noisy segment of the Left has turned to conspiracy theories. .. Conspiracy theories substitute a small band of nasty people for the large historical and systemic forces at work in society. Such theories make it simple to understanding who is to blame for your troubles. Thus, they not only mislead people; they can lead them right into deadly racism… It is easy to blame things on a conspiracy or other dedicated cabal…
… the strong tendency in the so-called Left to support any person or nation that the U.S. opposes—“the enemy of my enemy is my friend”––results in mindless support for terrible tyrants such as Qaddafi and Iran’s Ahmadinejad. Such support does not make you Left; it just makes you anti-American. .. most of the U.S. Left doesn’t care any more about the Arab masses than it does about the American or any other masses. Rather, being anti-American seems to be the beginning and end of their radicalism, an end-in-itself… Once you accept that you have to choose between support for U.S… or support for Qaddafi…. the question of whether there is anything “Left” about Qaddafi or Assad in Syria… reminds us that the designation “Left” can cover a lot of things…. Everyone knows that Hitler called his fascist party “National Socialist.”