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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What can happen even when a minority has "power"

Liberals like to talk about protecting the rights of "minorities", and are instinctively sympathetic towards them.

Technically, Christians are a minority in Singapore. According to the Census of Population 2010, Christians make up 18% of Singapore's population.

Naturally, this calls into question why they, in Singapore, are a favourite Liberal punching bag.

The followup claim is, then, that a "minority" is also defined by "power".

To which the following comes to mind:


"Jews were never a large percentage of the total German population; at no time did they exceed 1.09 percent of the population during the years 1871-1933...

They were overrepresented in business, commerce, and public and private service... They owned 41% of iron and scrap iron firms and 57% of other metal businesses... They were especially visible in private banking in Berlin, which in 1923 had 150 private (versus state) Jewish banks, as opposed to only 11 private non-Jewish banks...

Jews were very active in the stock market, particularly in Berlin, where in 1928 they comprised 80 percent of the leading members of the stock exchange. By 1933, when the Nazis began eliminating Jews from prominent positions, 85 percent of the brokers on the Berlin Stock exchange were dismissed because of their "race"...

In 1905-1906 Jewish students comprised 25 percent of the law and medical students and 34 percent of the graduate students in philosophy... Jews were in general more highly educated than non-Jews... between 1905 and 1931 ten of the thirty-two Germans who received Nobel prizes for contributions to science were Jews. Because of their success at attaining high levels of scholarship, Jews were extremely overrepresented among the leading and middle positions in commerce, banking, joint-stock companies, the stock market, the civil service, and the free professions...

In 1931, 50 percent of the 234 theater directors in Germany were Jewish, and in Berlin the number was 80 percent; 75 percent of the plays produced in 1930 were written by Jews; the leading theater critics were Jewish; and a large number of prominent actresses and actors were Jewish... Even in 1881 Jews comprised 9 percent of all journalists, and this percentage increased very substantially by 1933...

In 1905 Jews comprised nearly 5 percent of the total Berlin population, yet they represented over 14 percent of all residents liable for an income tax of more than 21 marks... By 1929 it was estimated that the per capita income of Jews in Berlin was twice that of other Berlin residents...

In twenty-nine other Prussian cities Jews paid between three and nine times the taxes of non-Jews; higher taxes were also paid in non-Prussian cities. For Germany ass a whole, Jews paid an average of nearly 4 percent of the income tax, or over four times their percentage in the population"

--- Hitler, Germans, and the Jewish Question / Sarah Ann Gordon


Keywords: Jews were overrepresented, steel, industry, professionals, owners
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