An article recently appeared at James Jacob Prasch's web site, Moriel, challenging Bob Sungenis and taking him to task for being an "anti-semite," a "liar," and a "coward." If you hadn't guessed, Mr. Prasch is Jewish (and also a Protestant). He is a Jew who is angry at the things Bob Sungenis has been saying about the Jewish people.
Unfortunately, Mr. Prasch is also an extreme anti-Catholic, and he spends the better part of this article claiming that the Church was in league with the Nazis, that the Church is the enemy of science and Scripture, and that the Church has always been anti-Semitic. It will be difficult for people to get past his anti-Catholic vitriol in order to see the truth that he speaks concerning Bob's anti-Jewish prejudices.
Allow me, then, to summarize Mr. Prasch's counter-arguments, minus the anti-Catholic invective.
Bob says that the Jewish term goyim is "a severe and vulgar epithet" reserved for non-Jewish people. (cf. Sungenis, Neo-Conservatism and the Evangelical/Protestant Connection) According to Bob:
Christianity is certainly not inherently violent, but unfortunately, Judaism tends to be, because real Judaism considers all non-Jews goyim that are less than animals, and this precipitates a loathing and violence against non-Jews. You can read all about this in the Babylonian Talmud and the Encyclopedia Judaica. (CAI Q&A, January, 2006, emphasis added)
Prasch points out that goyim is merely a plural form of the word goy, which means "nation." It is used repeatedly in Scripture to refer to Israel itself (cf. Genesis 25:23, Genesis 46:3, Exodus 19:6, Exodus 33:13, Psalm 33:12, Isaiah 65:1, etc.) - there is nothing offensive about this term. Prasch leaves us with two options here: either Sungenis is lying about the word goyim (unlikely), or he is an "academic charlatan" who "does not really know biblical languages as well as he pretends" (far more likely).
Sungenis has also been known to assert that Jews control the banks, the newspapers, the television stations, the movies, etc. For example, he states that Russian Jews had death camps during the years of the Communist regime, but that "evidence of these camps have been systematically destroyed and their existence denied by the Jewish controlled media in Russia and the United States." (Neo-Cons and the Jewish Connection)
Spielberg promotes his own political sympathies, such as the four-hour long Schindler's List, which, among other things, depicts scenes of Jewish people jammed in cattle cars. Spielberg would never consider making a film of his ancestors from Russia packing millions of Christians and Muslims in the same cattle cars which were sent by Jewish communists to the Gulag, where most were raped, tortured and killed. The "Holocaust" is all we are allowed to see by the Jewish-controlled media. (ibid)
But Prasch has a different set of data. He notes that, for all of the supposed Jewish control over the media, "The Washington Post, CNN, The BBC, UK Channel 4, ITV, Associated Press, The UK Guardian, La Monde, and the UK Independent" all retain a palpable anti-Israel slant. The newspaper chain Gannet, which owns USA Today and USA Weekend, not to mention hundreds of other local papers (see a partial list here), is not owned by Jews. Neither is the NY Daily News - it's owned by Catholics. Prasch goes on to list "America's premier news dynasty , The Hearst family," "Rupert Murdoch - kingpin of the worlds largest news, media & publishing conglomerate", "Ted Turner, founder of CNN" (not to mention the owner of Turner Broadcasting), The Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph, and Forbes Magazine as examples of media outlets and media owners who have no Jewish connection.
As for Bob's claim that Jews control the financial world, Prasch gives us another impressive list: the Rockefellers, the Mellons, the Brown Brothers, the Harrimans, and the Barclay Brothers are all owners of major banks - and none of them are Jews. The Marquarie bank, the Asian HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and Citicorp are all examples of financial centers that are not owned by Jews.
Prasch wants to know, further, why these supposedly all-powerful Jewish bankers, such as the Rothchilds in France, could not prevent the Vichy from coming to power? Why couldn't the Salman Brothers, Kuhn-Loeb, and Goldman Sachs persuade FDR to allow more Jewish immigrants into the USA during Hitler's reign of terror? It should have been doubly-easy, in fact, since (according to Bob Sungenis' published assertion) FDR came from Jewish stock.
What about the Jewish domination in the field of politics? Prasch points to the fact that there are two major dynasties in American politics: the Bush family and the Kennedy family; the former is Evangelical-Protestant, and the latter is Catholic. Again, what about the DuPonts, the Fords, the Rockefellers, the Dalys, etc.?
In Hollywood, too, the picture is somewhat different from what Sungenis painted it out to be. Somehow, according to Bob, the Jews control Hollywood (which is why we only hear about the Holocaust, and not the horrors of Jewish-dominated Communism), even though they don't own Columbia Pictures, Warner Brothers, or MGM. While Spielberg may be Jewish, Prasch points out that he is dwarfed by the non-Jewish Francis Ford Copolla (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, The Rainmaker, The Good Shepherd), Oliver Stone (JFK, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Nixon, Alexander, World Trade Center), and George Lucas (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Willow) - none of whom are Jewish.
ABC is owned by Disney, NBC was founded by a Jew but is no longer under Jewish management, and 20th Century Fox (including Fox News and Sky News) is owned by News Corp (Rupert Murdoch, a non-Jew).
While Sungenis weaves his tales about the wealthy Jews who run the world behind the scenes, he makes no mention of the fact that richest men in America, such as Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway), Bill Gates (Microsoft), Donald Trump, etc., are not Jewish.
Sungenis insinuates that Disney has degenerated into immorality as a result of being taken over by Jews (after all, "Disney had a policy of not hiring Jews," Bob tells us) - ignoring the fact that during the 60s and 70s, the entire nation went through a major cultural revolution in the form of sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. But who were the major players in these three arenas? The birth control pill enabled the sexual revolution - and was invented by a Catholic. Timothy Leary spearheaded the drug craze with his promotion of LSD as a mentally-liberating substance - and he, too, was a Catholic. The rock revolution belonged to groups like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, but how many people realize that Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, and Mick Jagger were raised Catholic?
What was the real power behind the de-moralization of Hollywood? Try this: the Hays Code, a set of guidelines that dictated certain standards for American film makers, was discontinued in the late 1960s as the new MPAA rating system took center stage. Now, who invented the MPAA system and spearheaded the project to dismantle the Hays Code? Jack Valenti - a Catholic.
Mr. Prasch is right to be upset with Bob Sungenis; any good Catholic should be as well. Bob Sungenis perpetuates bigotry and deals in disinformation, encouraging prejudicial suspicion of Jewish people. After all, "They do intend to rule the world. And now the problem is that they want to rule the Catholic Church, too." (CAI Q&A, November, 2006) Any Jewish convert to Catholicism must therefore be suspect, since, if there is a Jewish plot to rule the Church, any Jewish convert may simply an infiltrator.
Bob trades in this nonsense like the Chinese trade in tea, and he does it all under the banner of Catholicism - under the title "Catholic Apologetics International." That is what truly makes his trade repulsive. And now, his most recent "news item" posted on the web site has links with the Nazis - again! The article posted at CAI was written by Israel Shamir (on Shamir's probable anti-semitism, see here), who quotes from Carl Schmitt - a German Catholic who was involved with the Nazis). Read the whole scoop here.
So once again Bob is linking arms with Nazis and promoting the written works of other anti-Jewish bigots. With Catholics acting like this, is it any wonder why men like Prasch are convinced that Catholicism is Nazi-friendly, and anti-Semitic?