Jews and Realpolitik.


 

I do layman’s research with genetics and am curious.  There is a gene called the “Warrior Gene.”  Allegedly, it makes people more likely to fight, gamble, be aggressive and be involved in substance abuse.  Many also take calculated risks.

We hear all the talk about what is going on with whether Israel will bomb Iran.  That’s when Realpolitik rears it’s head.

Why were Jews so passive in the resistance of violence through the Diaspora in Europe.  If you read Ernst Van Den Haag‘s The Jewish Mystique, he says you did not fight back because you were outnumbered and would get the majority of the community killed.  Of course, no one imagined the Nazis.

Realpolitik is not slimy.  It is the evidence you have in front of you.  The gangsters in 1930’s Brooklyn saw the men in the neighborhood, who were ground down by hard jobs.  Many were born in Eastern Europe or on the Lower East Side as the children of Eastern European immigrants.    Sure you could go to jail or be killed racketeering.  You hoped your kids would not have to do it though.

Realpolitik, it is more than just politics.

 

 

 

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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