Ishmael writes, about Jewish political and money power:
It’s simply due to the Jews raising money and influencing the political process. They don’t organize and control the world in smoke filled rooms in the deli basement. Ashkenazi Jews are rats that make tons of money, but the same could be said about other minorities in countries across the world (see Indonesia).
Once out of their ghettos, they do their best to assimilate, unlike the insular, but successful, Asians that have comparable IQ’s but don’t really climb to the top.
That’s all it is. Jews make tons of money, and they use that money to throw their weight around in the political process to favor various outcomes. The only real “Jewish” thing they promote is pro-Israel politics. I can’t think of any other US political process that they are all behind. Their politics tends to be progressive, but there are definitely rightwing rich Jews out there (Adelson).
It’s just that the Jewish money is such a huge factor that you can’t go against them on Israel or you get destroyed. Also they will use their media power to destroy any politician who goes against them on Israel. So Jewish money has corrupted the US political process in terms of pro-Israel bias, but that’s about the only variable that it works on.
Obviously, blatant anti-Semites are not going to get any Jewish money, but we haven’t had any seriously anti-Semitic candidates in forever here in the US.
The “Jews own America” meme is rather weak, but it also ought to be noted that Americans are nowadays a bunch of “Jew-lovin’ fools.” A more philosemitic populace scarcely exists on Earth. The American people support Israel ideologically anyway, even without all that Jewish money.
I am actually glad for Jewish money, as frankly it funds the Democratic Party in the US. One of the recent Karl Rove projects was to make the Republicans more pro-Israel than the Democrats and therefore starve the Democrats of Jewish money, killing the party. It didn’t really work.
Sure, Jews are very Zionist and they don’t like the soft on Israel crowd, but there’s nothing a Jew hates worse than these fundamentalist Christian clowns. Even secular Jews really don’t like either Christians or Christianity much (trust me, I have been around Jews my whole life) but they really don’t like these fundies. The Jews are deeply suspicious of them and consider them to be religious fanatics.