I am currently reading Two Hundred Years Together. It’s an expansive book by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, written in 2001, that analyzes the Jewish role in the Communist revolution of 1917 (By the vey, where is the 100-year retrospect on CNN?). At any rate, Solzhenitsyn is highly critical of the “chosen people” and their role in this debacle.
For example, he provides the names of Jewish individuals that committed a host of crimes: murder, treason, extortion, etc. Overall, it’s a scathing indictment of the Jewish role in the Russian revolution—and it’s the primary reason that Solzhenitsyn has been removed from the Western liberal clique (in addition to his admiration of Vladimir Putin). Ah…how quickly the lefties can forget a Noble Prize winner.
The book has many insightful parts. However, one narrative stuck with me. It’s regarding the Jewish refusal to do farming work. At one point, international funds were being sent to the USSR so that the Jews could farm in the Crimea. However, despite millions of dollars in incentives, most of the Jews returned to other lines of work: i.e. money lending, various trades, etc.
This mass departure of Jews from agriculture in the 1920’s and 30’s resembles similar Jewish withdrawal from agricultural colonies in the 19th century, albeit now there were many new occupations available in industry (and in administration, a prohibited field for Jews in Tsarist Russia) (222)
Solzhenitsyn goes on…
In 1926 Kalinin (and other functionaries) received many questions about Jews in letters and at meetings… Among these questions (91): Why do they not farm even though it is now allowed them? (209)
When I read this, I immediately thought of Tevye from the movie Fiddler on the Roof.
The movie is based on the life of a poor Jewish farmer (named Tevye), circa 1905, living in a Russian village. However, as we learn from Two Hundred Years Together, this character would have been an anomaly, Most likely, he would have been working in some trade.
Now there is nothing wrong with eschewing agriculture. However, there IS something wrong with lying to the public. There IS something wrong with trying to rewrite history. And there IS something wrong with turning Hollywood into a vehicle for agitative propaganda.
See through this light, we realize an unpleasant fact:
Fiddler on the Roof was partly propaganda, designed to give the public a false view of facts.
In short, it’s goal was to sanctify the Jewish people, while simultaneously denigrating Russia.