The Chosen Few II. Some of My Interpretations.


Yesterday, I wrote about the book The Chosen Few

Here is the broken down premise.  Universal male literacy was desired in the community.  You are a poor farmer.  Farming in that era, doesn’t require literacy.  Do you pay for your son to go to school?  If you do, he probably wont be a farmer anymore.  If you can’t or wont pay and you become an outcast in the Jewish community, do you then convert to another religion, which lets you stay on the farm, and doesn’t require literacy.

Fast forward 2000 years.  The Jewish population dropped in the first centuries after Christ, due to conversions.  We get to the modern Middle East.  I thought of this after thumbing through Jim Webb‘s Born Fighting and about how the Scots-Irish Americans knowingly or not, have carried on traditions going back to the Scots fighting the Romans.

Today, DNA shows us, the ancestors of the Palestinians (and maybe much of the Iraqi population) had Jewish ancestors who converted.  (Read the book for more).  I can’t prove this, but I am surmising, could the Palestinian hatred toward Israel go all the way back to when their ancestors converted?

They may not know it on a consciousness level any more, but that begs a question.  If true then, the Palestinians see the two-state solution as step one in taking out the Jews.  Notice, I said the Jews not Israel. For if I am right, that’s what it boils down too and this is a 2000 year old, who gets to do what and to which and to whom.

Along with Britain and France carving up the Middle East after World War I, is this a case of a handed down, wanting revenge?   Revenge for their ancestors being snubbed, when they wouldn’t educate their sons.

I am doing this as the old story of “Follow the money.”

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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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