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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Financial Swindling “Natural Outgrowth of Jewish Community”—Jewish Journal

The new motion picture “The Wolf of Wall Street” ignores the fact that its main character is Jewish, and that Jewish extremist attitudes to ongoing Wall Street rip-offs are “the inevitable outgrowths of attitudes that have taken root in our communities”, according to Rob Eishman, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Jewish Journal.

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort in "The Wolf of Wall Street."

In a review of the film, titled “‘The Wolf’ and the Jewish Problem,” Eishman says that the film is “nauseating, pornographic and soul-crushing.”

Referring to the fact that a Gentile—Leonardo di Caprio—is used to portray the central character, Jordan Belfort, Eishman says that he regrets that director 
“[Martin] Scorsese chose not to deal with the fact that Jordan Belfort is Jewish".
“Although some of the characters in ‘Wolf,’ like Jonah Hill’s Donnie Azoff, are clearly portrayed as Jews, even to the point of wearing chai necklaces around their coke-frosted necks, Belfort, with his Anglo looks and Frenchy name, is left to be simply American. I get it: To do otherwise might give the movie a whiff of anti-Semitic caricature. Scorsese feels much safer depicting the Italian-ness of his violent mobsters than the Jewishness of his greedy con men,” 
Eishman writes, inadvertently revealing the power of the Jewish lobby in Hollywood and its ability to punish anyone who dares tell the truth about Jewish Supremacy and its involvement in the mafia underworld.
“But, just between us, let’s talk about Belfort-the-Jew — let’s go there,” 
Eishman continued, displaying fairly typical Jewish Supremacist arrogance.
“In the movie, you never really understand how someone so gifted can be so morally unmoored. But in his memoir, upon which the movie is based, whenever Belfort refers to his Jewish roots, the diagnosis becomes more apparent.”
According to Eishman, quoting from Belfort’s own autobiography (now translated and sold in 18 languages around the globe—testament to a not unusual Jewish extremist ability to swindle people and then make even more money selling the story of how they did it), Belfort grew up hating the “blue-blooded WASPs” who “viewed me as a young Jewish circus attraction.”

Eishman continues: 
“Belfort had a chip on his shoulder the size of a polo pony, and so did everyone he recruited. They were, he writes, ‘the most savage young Jews anywhere on Long Island: the towns of Jericho and Syosset. It was from out of the very marrow of these two upper-middle-class Jewish ghettos that the bulk of my first hundred Strattonites had come.’”
Eishman then draws a parallel with another recent famous Jewish extremist Wall Street swindler, Bernie Madoff.
“Belfort, like Bernie Madoff, is an extreme example. These are guys who feel they have nothing, they are nothing, so they will do anything to acquire everything. They cross a pretty clear line and just keep going.”
Eishman then gets to the root of the question:
“The question that gnaws at me is whether there’s something amiss in the vast grey area that leads right up to that line. Are the Belforts and Madoffs unnatural mutations, or are they inevitable outgrowths of attitudes that have taken root in our communities?”
He goes on to point out that the Jewish Supremacists pretend that members of their “community” are not involved in the endless swindling which goes on in Wall Street: 
“We don’t, as a community, like to talk about money and wealth and how to acquire it and how to spend it. A Madoff affair happens — a crime that devastates thousands of people, businesses and philanthropies, many of them in the heart of the Jewish community — and we hardly speak about it anymore.”
Instead, Eishman says that Jewish communities busy themselves with minor distractions like debates over Jewish student groups and their attitudes towards Israel.

“Talking about Israel is easy — talking about money is uncomfortable,”
he says, and then goes on to make a number of remarkably honest confessions about Jewish power and influence in America:
“But these are the conversations we need to be having. What’s the right way to make money? How much is enough? How much must we share, and with whom?
“We are blessed to be living at a time of unparalleled Jewish power and wealth, and it makes us so uneasy, we prefer to talk about everything but.
“We have benefited from an economic and political structure that is becoming less and less just.
“We are enjoying unprecedented wealth as millions struggle on minimum wages, facing hunger, unemployment, benefit cuts, homelessness.
“We look to our rabbis and institutions for guidance, but too many of them are afraid to upset the wealthy donors upon whom they are dependent.
“So we talk instead about Israel, about Swarthmore, and our communities become breeding grounds for the next Madoff, the next Belfort. That’s not a movie. That’s a shame.”

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