POSTED TO H-HOLOCAUST and H-ANTISEMITISM
I understand that a blog post can't include a lot of nuance. But how does the role Jews played in creating/leading labor movements and related in the U.S. and (when possible) in Europe--thus becoming the internationalist Left menace rather than the Right one--fit your theory?
Let me phrase it differently, since I'm also a bit unclear what you're seeing as chicken/egg. You seem to be saying that antisemitism is, in some essential way, linked to political critique of monied elites. Obviously, it has been in some instances. But what I don't follow is how that relates to antisemitsim in (to me) its broader form of paranoiac obsession with satanic anit-humans identified as "the Jews", and other instances in which the rhetoric you associate with the Left would surprise some from the Right.
For example, when Birch founder Welch wrote, "both the U.S. and Soviet governments are controlled by the same furtive conspiratorial cabal of internationalists, greedy bankers, and corrupt politicians. If left unexposed, the traitors inside the U.S. government would betray the country's sovereignty to the United Nations for a collectivist New World order, managed by a 'one-world socialist government,'" was Welch espousing a "Social Democrat" position? Same for other "libertarians/survivalists" who are awaiting, AKs at the ready, for the NWO black helicopters?