From Bakunin who, according to Pierre-André Taguieff, “in 1872 unites the capitalist pole (Rothschild Bank) and the communist-Marxist pole (Marx) into the same Jewish plot for world domination, or two sides of an ‘exploitative sect’”1, to the US Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who in late 2018 used Facebook to advance a conspiracy theory blaming Rothschild-funded space lasers for the forest fires in California, to those who casually argue that Jews ran out of the Twin Towers on September 11 because “they knew”… We should be flattered by all this attention given to our people.
Because honestly, I find it hard to imagine conspiracy theorists don’t harbour a little admiration for us. And this is not surprising on some level. We are a simple people—Machiavellian, yes—but admirable just the same. It isn’t easy to continually bring the world to its knees while being so few in number and so hunted; juggle the creation of global pandemics since the Middle Ages, vaccines used to control people, and antagonistic political ideologies that prompted the Cold War; organize the white slave trade as well as slavery and the great Barbarian Invasions that replaced Western Christian populations with migratory hordes from the East—keep in mind that we are the only people who have managed to kill God (or his son, let’s not split hairs)—I don’t know about you, but I think we’re pretty good.