Antisemitism and Thomas Muthee: Sarah Palin’s Exorcist, Thomas Muthee, Not Only Sees Witches in Medieval Terms, He Also Sees Jews in Medieval Terms

Andrew Sullivan directs our attention to the 1 minute 20 second point of the video below.

It is there that Thomas Muthee talks about the need for Christians to enter the world of banking and big business in greater numbers, supplanting unbelievers and “Israelis” (Jews). 

This is hardly surprising. Why wouldn’t a man with medieval notions about the power of witches also have medieval notions about the power of Jews?

And yes, Sarah Palin was in the audience when he said it:

And here’s the transcript of what he said:

The second area whereby God wants us, wants to penetrate in our society is in the economic area. The Bible says that the wealth of the wicked is stored up for the righteous. It’s high time that we have top Christian businessmen, businesswomen, bankers, you know, who are men and women of integrity running the economics of our nations. That’s what we are waiting for. That’s part and parcel of transformation. If you look at the—you know—if you look at the Israelites, that’s how they work. And that’s how they are, even today.

In other words, Muthee is saying:

  • The wealth of the wicked (read Jews and nonbelievers) is being stored up for the people of God—and they will one day take control of it. The people of God don’t, in other words, control it yet. Jews and nonbelievers do.
  • Jews and nonbelievers don’t run the world with integrity, but Christians will when they come to power.
  • The takeover of the world by Christians “is what we’re waiting for.” 
  • Lastly, if you look at the Jews (the Israelites), they know how to run the economics of nations because “that’s how they work. And that’s how they are, even today.”

In a sane world, Sarah Palin would have to distance herself from this man.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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8 Responses to Antisemitism and Thomas Muthee: Sarah Palin’s Exorcist, Thomas Muthee, Not Only Sees Witches in Medieval Terms, He Also Sees Jews in Medieval Terms

  1. SFSister says:

    I just found this — thank you so much.

    This is a wonderful post. I don’t know why it’s not being played on all the networks.

    I’ve sent it as a response to Anat Hakim’s widely published plea to Jews to support McCain and Palin, because they love Israel (but apparently hate Jewish people).

  2. Teresa says:

    The wealth of the wicked is speaking of Gentiles. It is in the Old Testament and God has given the wealth of the wicked to “His” people. I do not know if you are Jewish or a gentile, but, this is not a slam on the Jewish people. The Wicked are those who would try to displace the Jewish people and thereby harm the apple of God’s eye. And when the evangelist said ” If you look at the—you know—if you look at the Israelites, that’s how they work. And that’s how they are, even today.” He was saying that as proof of God’s Word and Promise to God’s people. Because His promises are True and His covenant is forever. Read Jeremiah 31

  3. debbie says:

    The apple of Gods eye lost that place when they rejected Jesus. Now the ones who follow and believe in Christ are His people. Paul taught us that.

  4. santitafarella says:

    Wow, Debbie. That’s a really ignorant way to talk about the Jews after the Holocaust. Do you see Jews under a curse? Might you explain?

    —Santi

  5. debbie says:

    The Jewish people do not believe in evil…so how could I say they are cursed?
    According to them this would just not be possible.
    However salvation IS for everyone and you do not need to be Jewish to be accepted into heaven…I use to think they were still considered to be the apple of his eye. When the gospel went out to the Gentiles and was accepted it changed everything. They still have free choice. And always repentance for rejecting the Messiah…I hope for that.
    But no I don’t think they are cursed…that is Gods territory…I do think they are deceived. But, like all organized religion they just never get the full story. Most have never even read anything outside their religion…not even the dead sea scrolls…the problem is not in any particular religion…the problem is “religion”.
    Really, a personal relationship with God is the only way. For that, no middle man is necessary.

  6. I don’t want to start a fight, but debbie, are you saying that the jewishs need to change to be saved and accepted in heavens, and you need to read only the real religion books to be saved? that means that the only salvation comes from the Christian’s God? I don’t agree with you, I think that this means I’m not going to be saved…

  7. debbie says:

    Agreed, I do not like fighting either. It really solves nothing.
    But, I do believe this..Romans 14:11 For it is written, [As] I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
    However,(in this scripture) unlike some people, I do not believe this to be a “bad” thing. I think that while in HIS presence…finally…we will be so over come with HIS love for us that it will weaken our very knees…when that truth of HIS LOVE hits our soul..we will be so completely saturated with that clean sense of true LOVE…and we will want to pop! with the joy! of being in HIS presence. It will not be a forceful thing…but I do believe it WILL happen to everyone. And all who reject Him now will feel regret for not receiving Him before. Again not because of judgment…but because of the Love He has for us all. That is the “thing” we all want right??? To love and be loved unconditionally??? The “thing” we spend our lives looking for. Sometimes folks look for it in other people, sometimes in jobs or money. But it comes up short at the end of a mans life..because it is not real. What I am talking about is real NOW…and I hope for that here in the earth for everyone!
    I am against no man…only the evil that takes away from the truth of that Love. Religion, as far as I can tell steals that part away. Look at how Christians feel about so many religions, (even those denominations that are contrary to their own, but in the context of Christian)hate is in play in them all!The Muslim’s are killing the Jew’s the Christians are killing each other in the US every day…The Jew’s do not tolerate their Muslim brothers…what a mess!!! How can anybody believe for a second that ANY of these religions are right????? Sorry, you think this is directed towards the Jewish people. Although that HAS been the topic…really from my standpoint there is a much bigger problem! LOL!..I wish I could be shallow enough to say..and petty enough to believe, that the problem is ONLY with one point of view…Formal religion has turned people against each other for centuries…that is how this whole thing ends as far as I can tell. So…no fighting…
    But please consider what I say. And truly be blessed in the knowledge that ALL men ARE quite precious in God’s sight. And we do NOT have to wait to get to Heaven, to be in the presence of the Kingdom of Heaven, here and now.
    Now if that offends…well, I just do not know what to say. Except, God Bless.

  8. debbie says:

    And yes, make no mistake, I believe that Love to come from Christ.

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