Saturday, August 08, 2015

"bare fruit an hundredfold" - Wall Street Judaists vs Holocaust Judaists

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Wall Street Judaists vs Holocaust Judaists

As the Second World War ended on August 15, 1945 for Japan, the Japanese Media are presenting related articles, discussions, and opinions to the general public in these days.

Before the end of WWII, the world was divided mostly due to the Great Depression that had started in the US in 1929.  Each of major countries in Europe was also affected by this economic crisis, thus trying to recover by sacrificing other countries and territories.  The Empire of Japan was also hit hard.  But the Japanese economy showed earlier recovery than the US and Europe.

To cope with the great slump of economy after the Depression, the UK, France and other European countries, as well as the US, with colonies and overseas territories set up their own economic blocs to exclusively maintain and control their own economic zones and markets for their industries.  Accordingly, the global trade shrank.  And they could not well succeed in ending the recession.

On the other hand, Germany, the Empire of Japan, and the Soviet Union tried to get through recessions by applying strong control to their economy.  And they succeeded in overcoming the Depression in 1930s.  Especially the Empire of Japan was supported by its new colony or tribute country, Manchuria or Manchukuo.  In 1934, the GDP of the Empire of Japan returned to the level before the Great Depression.  For example, the US could not stabilize its GDP above the level before the Great Depression till 1941.

However, through the process of the recovery from the great recession, the Japanese society had to under go a bloody political crisis.  In 1930s, four prime ministers, including two ex-prime ministers, were assassinated in Japan by nationalists and nationalist-associated military officers and soldiers.  As a result, the military came to have a strong influence in the imperial government.   Though there were political parties and a fairly democratic parliamentary system in the Empire of Japan, militarism came to have strong momentum, leading to the wars with China and the US/the UK eventually.

In Germany, the Great Depression resulted in disunity among political parties, paving the way for Hitler's rise.
Overnight, the middle class standard of living so many German families enjoyed was ruined by events outside of Germany, beyond their control. The Great Depression began and they were cast into poverty and deep misery and began looking for a solution, any solution. 
Adolf Hitler knew his opportunity had arrived. 
In the good times before the Great Depression the Nazi Party experienced slow growth, barely reaching 100,000 members in a country of over sixty million. But the Party, despite its tiny size, was a tightly controlled, highly disciplined organization of fanatics poised to spring into action.
Put simply, the Great Depression caused the tragedy of European Judaists in WWII.

And the Great Depression had been caused by greed greed of Wall Street businesses where many Judaists were selfishly working to obtain great wealth.

Therefore, sinful and wealthy Judaists in New York eventually brought down the Holocaust in WWII through the Great Depression that started in 1929.

The issue at point is that there are still many sinful and wealthy Judaists in New York.

It is related by Sereno S. Pratt that in 1792 there was a little office at No. 22 Wall Street for the public sale of stocks. A number of men, engaged in the business of buying and selling, were accustomed to meet near a large buttonwood tree which stood near 68 Wall Street. In 1817, the New York Stock Exchange, about as present constituted, was organized. 
The Stock Exchange is private institution. It is practically a commission club in private hands. It is not incorporated.
Its membership is strictly limited to 1,100 men.

It is interesting to tabulate the growth of Jewish membership as shown by the old directories of the Exchange.
In the year 1872, with a total of 1,009 members there were 60 Jews.
In 1873, with a total of 1,006 members, the Jewish membership decreased to 49.
In 1890, with membership limited to 1,100 there were 87 Jews.
In 1893, with the same limit of membership, there were 106 Jews.
At the present time, still with the same rigid limitation of membership, there are 276 Jewish members. 
It is said that the Jewish membership is really somewhat larger than the last figures indicate, owing to the fact that some of the Jewish members bear non-Jewish names and have adopted some phase of the Christian faith and have cut themselves off, outwardly at least, from the Jewish community. 
The figures show, therefore, that Jewish membership increased from 5 7/8 per cent of the total in 1872 to 25 per cent in 1919. 
In its reference to the Stock Exchange under the head of “Finance,” the Jewish Encyclopedia states that Jewish membership is “only 128,” “a little more than 10 per cent.” The date of these Jewish statistics is not given. The article quoted has, however, an argumentative as well as informative purpose. The statement concerning the 10 per cent membership on the Exchange is made to call attention to the fact that “Jews form at least 20 per cent of the whole population of New York, and much more than that percentage of the business section.” The Jewish population of New York City has since increased to 25 per cent of the whole, and the membership on the Stock Exchange has increased to the same point. 
But it has taken 47 years for the Jews to gain that 25 per cent membership. Their control of the Exchange, at the given rate of progress, is only a question of time.

However, some people think that the Great Depression realized a process for American Judaists to become truly Americans.
New York Jews and Great Depression: Uncertain Promise (Modern Jewish History) Paperback – October 1, 1999
by Beth Wenger (Author)

Editorial Reviews
From Publishers Weekly
In the 1930s, the two million Jews living in New York City represented the largest ethnic group in the city. Jewish immigrants had established themselves as successful professionals and entrepreneurs during the prosperous '20s, but with the crash of 1929 and the ensuing years of the Great Depression, they were faced with more than just economic crisis. Wenger, a professor of Jewish history at the University of Pennsylvania, offers an informative history in which the Depression became the catalyst that transformed the Jewish immigrant into the American Jew. She puts a positive, though not altogether convincing or reassuring, spin on a process of acculturation through which "New York Jews ensured the persistence of Jewish identity and community by tailoring Jewish ethnicity to American norms." Challenged by rising anti-Semitism, employment discrimination and college quotas, New York Jews drew upon a tradition of private philanthropy and communal responsibility to establish "informal networks for economic assistance and personal support." In the New Deal era, the Jews of New York found that public welfare and social legislation were at one with this tradition, and forged a lasting bond with the Democratic Party. Wenger provides valuable detail on the history of philanthropy, social services and political activism in the Jewish community, though there is less than one would like on the personal and social lives of these first- and second-generation immigrants. But readers interested in the history of Jews in New York will appreciate the author's thorough treatment of a decade of transition. Photos.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Luk 8:8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.