Letter to The Editor
To THE AGE
Your editorial ('Lessons for us all in Trump's victory', 10/11) refers to political 'disenchantment' directed against 'a supposed political and wealthy ruling class'. There is nothing 'supposed' about it; a torrent of books and internet articles in recent decades have documented its existence in minute and comprehensive detail.
A major element within it happens to be Jewish, based on the financial power of great banking families, supported by intense networking of ethnically based supporters with Israel as the flagship.
Nicole Hemmer complains ('The new republic of fear', 10/11) that now 'anti-Semitism is a genuine force in American life for the first time since the 1950s'. No, it is not that but justified opposition to the influence of a minority of Jews who have caused unnecessary Middle Eastern wars to assist Israel and who, through a hoped-for Clinton presidency, were planning the destruction of free speech by major censorship of the internet.
Most Jews are not implicated in this.
NJ, Belgrave, Vic