Question: You say that anti-Semitism is a law of nature. Can you not explain anti-Semitism as a coincidence?
To compare even a complex, unusual, yet still, a social phenomenon with the law of gravity is very extravagant. After all, what is a law of nature? It is a phenomenon that exists always and everywhere regardless of our attitude to it.
Answer: There are laws of nature that exist under certain conditions. Why take such a law that cannot incorporate everything? It is just silly. Besides, gravity also depends on where you are on the Earth and on how far from Earth the object is.
We know that there is mutual rejection, alienation, and hatred by non-Jews toward Jews. It exists almost everywhere. The more developed people are, the stronger the hatred.
It manifests itself even in those nations that have never been in contact with Jews. And since this feature exists everywhere and at all times, then we say that this natural phenomenon has been accompanying humanity for thousands of years.
Remark: Here are some facts. It is believed that there is no anti-Semitism in Georgia and never has been. Jews have been living there for more than two and a half thousand years, ever since the destruction of the First Temple. The term is unimaginable.
But after digging into the archives, I found that in the second half of the 19th century, there were six blood libels in Georgia. Incidentally, this period was marked by the highest number of pogroms not only within the Russian Empire, but throughout the world.
They also say that there is no anti-Semitism in Japan. But the Prime Minister of this country Okuma Shigenobu said that Jews around the world are destroying patriotism and healthy foundations of the state.
My Reply: Anti-Semitism is everywhere. It is a natural phenomenon. But the fact is that it can be especially interesting in Japan—where, how, and on what basis it manifests itself.
Remark: That is, we can safely say that anti-Semitism is a law of nature. It has existed for thousands of years and is constantly repeated under certain conditions, mainly when there is a disunity among the Jews.
My Reply: Quite right.
For more on this topic, read my books Like a Bundle of Reeds: why unity and mutual guarantee are today’s call of the hour, and The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism, Historical facts on anti-Semitism as a reflection of Jewish social discord.
From KabTV’s “Systematic Analysis of the Development of the People of Israel” 8/12/19