Michael Laitman, On Quora: “Why are educated people more likely to be racist antisemites?“
In 1936, Albert Einstein wrote his friend a letter where he discussed the atmosphere of Jew hatred in American society. He wrote about the magnitude of antisemitism, especially in the academy, but also in industry and in the banking sector. He said that the enemy was everywhere; perhaps it could not be seen, but it could truly be felt.
Einstein mentioned how he did not understand how educated people, especially in the academy, could not see the extent to which Jews contributed to research and development, and asked how could they hold such dark ideas about the Jews?
The truth is that the more developed a person is, the more he hates Jews.
Hatred of Jews exists in everyone, including Jews themselves, until the Jews fulfill their role toward the world: to embody an example of positive connection, and act as a conduit for such connection to spread worldwide.
If Jews were more connected, the hatred against them would not only subside, but people would willingly wish to learn how to positively connect from the Jews.
By generating the force of connection among each other and wishing to become one nation, “one man with one heart,” then we can influence others so that they will also connect.
In the meantime, neither we nor the rest of the world understand that we need to positively connect, that at the end of it all, we need to all become as one nation. That is, connection is not solely a Jewish obligation, it is universal, but the Jewish people activate the process, and they need to lead it to a state where all will become “as one man with one heart.”
When the Jewish people will aim themselves at unification, then antisemitism will become a phenomenon of the past.
Based on the video “Kabbalist Responds to Einstein’s Antisemitism Experience” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.