In Gestalt therapy verbatim Fritz Perls talks about how he has an issue with Jewish mother. He tries to demonstrate his psychological technique on stage with a Jewish mother. She is so strategic, and manipulative and inauthentic that he literally stands up and walks off the stage. I am going to use my theories on organic computers and neural myelination to explain the psychology of the Jewish mother.
In the old testament there is a commandment that you can’t just divorce your wife when she is no longer capable of bearing children. At one point in history the Jewish religion was much more akin to Islam than Israel. Women were breeding stock and men had multiple wives. Once they got beyond the point of being able to conceive they were kicked to the curb and the streets were filling up with these homeless old women. So, the mind being averse and overreacting against what it doesn’t like developed a strategy which still exists to this day. The Jewish mother knows that her being provided for in her old age depends on her ability to gain a psychological hold on her children. She uses different strategies depending on whether the child is male or female. If the child is male she uses guilt and shame complaining about the discomfort of his conception and the damage he did to her body, (communicating that her body lost monetary and attractive value which he should compensate for because he owes her). Because he will never stop owing her he must always be concernful of her and call her on a regular basis and make sure she is happy.
If the child is a girl, she must become very talented, very sexy, even humorous, (no other culture has more women in stand up comedy). The reason for this is to attract as much attention as possible, to marry the richest man she can find. And then, through her ability to control men she will have a surplus to provide for her mother. Think of Salome and her mother and John the Baptist.
Jon Stewart recently pointed out that President Obama made an emotional appeal to the authority of the mother in order to position himself strategically and ally himself with every bodies mothers. (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-29-2014/the-2014-state-of-the-union)
Many Jewish men have suppressed feelings of hostility towards their mothers.
1And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2and Jesus also was bidden, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3And when the wine failed, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. 4And Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
Pretty strong words. J-bone was pointing out that while she created his body she was not the creator of his soul and his gifts from his heavenly father were not hers to command. In Vienna and northern Europe prior to the rise of Hitler many people of mixed Jewish descent also felt a hostility towards their heritage and many of them were anti-jewish. They felt to controlled and separated by their Jewish identity, and they blamed the Jewish culture. As things started to escalate many of them reversed positions on the subject because things were getting out of hand. Anton Szander Levay even commented that the Holocaust was created by Meishling Jews and it has been suggested that Hitler himself might have been half Jewish. This is a link from a Jewish site on the subject (https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/hitlerjew.html) and this was for the most part guilty knowledge on the part of Levay being that he himself had Jewish connections. (http://www.jewornotjew.com/profile.jsp?ID=666)
I myself suspect that I got some Meishling Jew from my grandfather on my mother’s side of the family because of the facility with which I gravitate towards kabbalah, and my natural adeptness at higher philosophy. Almost everybody in the Vienna Circle to the man was a mixed race jew, and they basically created the modern philosophy of science.
The Vienna Circle (in German: der Wiener Kreis) was an association of philosophers gathered around the University of Vienna in 1922, chaired by Moritz Schlick, also known as the Ernst Mach Society (Verein Ernst Mach) in honour of Ernst Mach. Among its members were Gustav Bergmann, Rudolf Carnap, Philipp Frank, Hans Hahn, Tscha Hung, Victor Kraft, Karl Menger, Richard von Mises, Marcel Natkin, Otto Neurath, Olga Hahn-Neurath, Theodor Radakovic, Rose Rand and Friedrich Waismann.
Herbert Feigl and Kurt Gödel were two eminent students at the University of Vienna at this time. They were allowed to participate in the meetings, but were not members of the Vienna Circle. Members of the Vienna Circle had a common attitude towards philosophy, consisting of an applied logical positivism drawn from Ludwig Wittgenstein, whoseTractatus Logico-Philosophicus formed the basis for the group’s philosophy (although Wittgenstein himself insisted that logical positivism was a gross misreading of his thinking, and took to reading poetry during meetings of the Vienna Circle). The Vienna Circle’s influence on 20th century philosophy was immense, and much later work, such as that of Willard Van Orman Quine, was in response to the Circle’s thought.
It is interesting to note that while Wittgenstein is not considered a member of the Vienna Circle their work was based on studying his writings and they were, in a way, students of his.