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In this week's show we discuss anti-Jewish conspiracies which I have discussed on the show in the past. Alex Jones(in his hit show Info-Wars), Texe Mars (preacher from Texas) and other extremists are famous for disparaging Jews in sophisticated and non-sophisticated ways hiding behind a poor reading of history, bad information or flat out lies to support their narrative. There is a new wave of Anti-Semitic attacks and murderous accusations. According to the article Where Do Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories About the Rothschild Family Come From? "In 2015 the British newspaper The Independent published an investigation of anti-Semitic claims against the Rothschilds. Journalism professor Brian Cathcart traced the first widespread conspiracy theory to a political pamphlet called Histoire édifante et curieuse de Rothschild Ier, roi des juifs, which began rolling off European printing presses in 1846. Written by Georges Dairnvaell under the pseudonym “Satan,” this pamphlet narrates the history of the Rothschild family and its influence in Europe. According to Cathcart, its most famous passage details Nathan Rothschild’s involvement in the Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815. Immediately after the battle, according to the pamphlet, Rothschild was rushed to the Belgian coast and paid a fortune to cross the English Channel in the middle of a thunderstorm. He arrived in London 24 hours before news of Napoleon’s defeat was officially announced, “Satan” claims, and, as a result, he “suddenly won 20 million [francs], while his other brothers seconded him; the total profit made in this fatal year amounted to 135 MILLION!”"