This movie is a fascinating study on the brainwashing of Jews by Jews and the power of false perceptions.
The filmmaker, Yoav Shamir, is an Israeli who never experienced anti-Semitism and set out on a world odyssey to find it and study it. His discoveries are shocking.
You couldn’t make this stuff up, but making stuff up is what many Jews have resorted to doing. The movie shows how Jews and Jewish organizations in Israel, the United States, and the world promote narcissism, heightened paranoia and the imagining of the most horrifying monsters when what they are actually seeing is their own shadow on the walls of a cave. The result is the regular staging of false victimhood, or more accurately put, predatory lying. During the film’s first hour several Israeli teens are caught falsifying their experience with three elderly men in Poland as proof of anti-Semitism, which is almost gleefully promoted as “aha–I caught one!” Shamir debunks her claim.
It is admitted in this film that Jews who practice their religion and base their identity with their religion deny experiencing anti-Semitism, while Jews who do not practice their religion seek out the ADL as a “forum” for their Jewish identity, so that who they are as a people is dependent upon the continued existence of anti-Semitism. This bring us to the question, if anti-Semitism does not exist, then who is a Jew (at least one who does not practice his or her religion)? The idea of being a victim is what reinforces Jewish identity–without it, they lose their identity.
Shamir, the Israeli filmmaker follows Abe Foxman, chairman of the Anti-Defamation League of B’Nai Brith, and shows him up as a chronic malingerer, the boy who cries “wolf!” He exaggerates dubious accounts as anti-Semitism, or fabricates where there is none for the secondary gain of money and external power. Through his organization, conferences, website, and all communications, Foxman’s staging of Jewish suffering is the means of Jewish intolerance toward all non-Jews.
Being Jewish has become an identity of victimhood that spawns justifies predatory acts. The victims themselves are now the predators.
Many Jews are fighting the predators from within. Shamir interviews numerous Jews who speak out against the reinforcement of false paranoia and “right-wing” Jewish politics. He discovers that “those who try to say anything different are being silenced.” Norm Finklestein, whose own parents were concentration camp survivors, talks about the shamefulness of how the richest and most powerful ethnic group in the United States “sits around and talks about anti-semitism”. Narcissism, he calls it. Finklestein tragically states, “The irony is the Nazi Holocaust has now become the main ideological weapon for launching wars of aggression.” He later states, “The best thing that could happen to Israel is to get rid of these American Jews, who are warmongers from Martha’s Vineyard. And they’re warmongers from the Hamptons. And they’re warmongers from Beverly Hills. And they’re warmongers from Miami. It’s been a disaster for Israel.”
Uri Avnery, of Gush Shalom, points out that the Jewish lobby in America does not fight Anti-Semitism, but criticism of Israel, which does more to harm Jews than help. He states, “In America, hardly any anti-Semitism exists. It’s a myth. There is none,” and that it exist only “in the minds of the Jewish big shots of the world who make a living fighting anti-Semitism.”
Which leads us to question, who Jews would be if there was no anti-Semitism. The social identity of Jews today as a whole is built upon a foundation of nearly non-existent anti-Semitism, where any “evidence” of it can be found only under a microscope. And by pulling straws. The only way Jews can carry on is to make it up as they go along, and this is promoted by the ADL. If anti-Semitism is debunked and the rest of the world finally refuses to play along, who are Jews then? Who are they without their false suffering?
The film ends witnessing the students and Foxman tearfully identifying with the loss of their ancestors. One of the girls says she wants to kill the people who did this. She is told, “but they are all dead”. Revealingly, she responds, “yes, but they have heirs. They may be different but they are still there.”
Shamir ruefully concludes the emphasis on the past has held Jews back. “Maybe it’s about time to live in the present and look to the future.”