Over the past several years I've suffered from unemployment and underemployment. I have finally started full time employment. I have come to realize that there are many people in this country in deep trouble, impaled by a failing economy. I've made my views well known here on WB. This experience has certainly changed the way I look at the world and I know longer view the US in a positive light. And while hopefully with the grace of God my fortunes will begin to change I realize all of the human carnage that continues. I wish I could see a solution but for now I don't. Most Americans (and Europeans) have their head so far up the ass of the elitist class that is screwing them they can't see the poop that is being laid upon them.
Onto something even more important. I've seen the way Jews have gotten treated here on WB. Now I've known many Jewish people in my life and most have been warm to me and some have opened their homes to me. Yes I understand the maybe not so even relationship between the US and Israel and yes the Hasidic and Orthodox Jews dress funny according to western standards. (Even my non Orthodox Jewish friends don't get it the way in which as raised Catholic I don't get the entire holy communion hocus pocus.)
When I really needed help I was referred to Jewish Community Services (JCS.) Although not Jewish they have opened their hearts and their wallet to me. I shudder to think where I'd be without them. It was an unconditional agreement to help me. The people I've met at JCS have been there for me. From what I have gathered when I lived in NYC the Jews do look out for one another, not a bad thing in my view.
I can't answer to the Jews that supposedly run the business world. Many Jews that I know are just ordinary income, some are from very modest means. I don't think Jews are any less or more evil than people born into other religions. Also, people may be born into a certain faith, still believe in God (and Jesus) but no longer have an affinity to that faith.
Personally, I'm sure there was a very charismatic man called Jesus, or possibly another name that roamed the Middle East during that time preaching goodness and kindness to one's fellow man. I'm sure he would be shocked at how humans have evolved but still harshly treat others as chattel. Whether Jesus was a deity or son of God, I'll leave that to the theologians to argue. One day I might get to find out. Most Jews do not believe in Jesus and who am I to argue. After all I don't know the man personally but I like a lot of what was said.
To all those that have supported me here on WB I am humbled beyond words. Hopefully my views have given you understanding to complex and deep routed problems. To some of the others you aren't worth the effort to type words.