Activists in St. Louis, Missouri, named in 1764 for King Louis IX, are considering a more radical question: Should the city, founded by the French and sold to the United States with the Louisiana Purchase, change its name? https://t.co/LxvstSJjLB— The Forward (@jdforward) June 24, 2020
Hitler is describing Weimar and it sounds exactly like the West today pic.twitter.com/NolLQxlyvM— Manlet Emperor (@CoopFren) June 22, 2020
What does the contemporary West have in common with Weimar Germany and the Soviet Union? Aside from the ongoing Bolshevik Revolution?
“Some time after King Louis IX returned to France from his first Crusade in 1254, an anonymous French Jew wrote a letter to the king, who would become the only French monarch to ever be canonized in the Catholic Church.
The letter, which was never sent, outlined the painful impact of a series of official actions Saint Louis took against France’s Jews. Focusing on Louis’ expulsion of Jewish moneylenders — one of the few professions Jews had access to — from France, the letter accused the king of having “sold us into daily destruction, death, and decimation at the hands of the rulers of the land.” By seizing the moneylenders’ property, Louis financed two brutal crusades against Muslims in Egypt and Tunisia. His holy war also wreaked cultural destruction within his own kingdom: In 1240, he organized the Disputation of Paris, a debate over the supposed dangers of the Talmud that resulted in the burning of thousands of copies of the sacred texts.
Today, as protests over George Floyd’s death have nationally led to the removal of monuments seen as racist, activists in St. Louis, Missouri, named in 1764 for King Louis IX, are considering a more radical question: Should the city, founded by the French and sold to the United States with the Louisiana Purchase, change its name? …”
Here is what I am wondering: why does our entire society seem to revolve around Jews who are put up on a pedestal? Why hasn’t The Forward forgotten King Louis IX’s expulsion of the Jewish moneylenders in the 13th century? The answer is that Jews finance the Democratic and Republican parties and control both of them. The precedent set by Saint Louis IX is one that Jews want Christians to forget.