I have been asked why in the course of teaching Anti-Communism do I focus so much upon the Jewish people. The answer is simple: Because Marx did.
Though his goal was the eradication of all religion, he did not savage Christianity. In fact, a quick scour of the Internet and Google Books will show not only that Marx had a kindly view towards the Christians (insofar as he believed they were “this close” to being communist) but also that Marxism has its Christian admirers.
The Jews were his target. According to Marx, Jews were a backwards people. His central idea towards capitalism is that Jews invented it, whether through Judaism (which he considered money-centered), or, more deeply, through Jewish nature, i.e., their DNA. His further plank is that capitalism is spread to non-Jews via contact with Jews (naturally, this is both mystical and unscientific, two adjectives the Marxists supposedly hate). Since capitalism is ostensibly the scourge of all ills, there must be a “solution.” We know where that leads.
But why did Marx concentrate on the Jewish religion? To discredit it. It’s one thing to say that the Jewish people have particular traits described as (and continue to be characterized as) “dangerous.” Such philosophy can usually be dismissed as baseless hatred, that is, bigotry. It’s quite different to say in a pseudo-scientific manner that all society, including the Jews, can be “saved” from their Judaism (a basic tenet of Marx’s contribution to On the Jewish Question). This is, in their view, “kindly.” But let’s be clear: Marx knew that the end of Judaism would be the end of Torah. The core of Judaism is Torah. If you destroy the Jewish religion, you destroy Torah. If you destroy Torah, God’s Law is destroyed for a great many (perhaps all) people. This is a difficult thing for non-Jews to understand, but Marx understood it quite well.
Now, you may ask, what did Marx know? (1) The core of Jesus Christ is Torah. Jesus defeated Satan with Torah (in the wilderness). He kept Torah (for example, Passover). He taught Torah (in the temples). He condemned anyone who would mess with Torah (Matthew 5:19, et al). If you destroy Torah, you leave only an empty husk of Christ. Christianity might continue, but it would be based on ideas rather than facts. Destroy Torah, destroy Christianity as a true religion. (2) The foundation of the United States Constitution is Torah. “Judeo-Christian” values are all Torah. “Love thy neighbor” is Torah. The Ten Commandments is Torah. American jurisprudence (“innocent until proven guilty”) is Torah-based. Thrift and preparedness is Torah. Freedom and liberty is Torah (the First Commandment). Is it Christian also? Sure, but Torah came well before Christ. Jesus always quoted and upheld Torah (and the prophets, and Proverbs, etc). If you discredit Torah, the Constitution, and therefore freedom, can be torn to shreds. (3) The foundation of Islam is Torah. Islamic law is, like Christian ordinance, a product of Torah. You may consider Islamic law as the “aggressive half-brother” of Torah in the same manner that Ishmael was (and is) the “wild man” half-brother to Isaac. Marx’s idea was certainly to destroy “Mohammedanism” by disassembling Moses, Torah, and Judaism.
What about Buddhism? I've said elsewhere that perhaps Buddha learned from Jesus, but I see I was incorrect. Buddha lived 500 years before Christ. However, saying that Christ possibly taught Buddha was another way for me to say that Buddha believed Torah. Did he? In a manner of speaking, yes. Not in rules and distinctions per se, but there is no escaping the “first cause” God. See this link for more:
And although Buddhism in non-theistic, there is no escaping the basic pre-existing truth of Torah. See a Buddhist’s example here:
As before, let me say that my goal is not to make you a Jew (as I am) but to explain why Marx was so dead-set on the destruction of Judaism, why Hitler tried to exterminate the Jews, why Marxists and Nazis today blame “the Jews” for banking cartels and economic woes, why Israel is under assault, why “Zionism” is so vilified, why the United Nations has a double standard regarding Middle East conflict. Racism and genocide is the outcome, but the goal was and is to unhinge the world from Torah.
We are only at the beginning. We now see open revolution against our Constitution, the bravery to speak treason in the streets, the rampant attitude to covet and steal private property. This is evil. This is antichrist. This is anti-Torah. This is communism.