wat0n wrote:Ok, we can leave it as the oldest remaining hatred if you want.
Its not the oldest remaining hatred, not even close. Misogyny and misandry have been around far, far longer. You could argue that its oldest remaining ethnic hatred, but that's only because Jews as an identifiable ethnic continuity have been around for longer than any identifiable ethnic-group. Russians have only been hated for six hundred years, but that's because Russia as an entity has only been around for six hundred years. The ancestors of the Russians suffered ethnic hatred without doubt, but they were hated as different ethnic groups and the poverty of the historical record means those hatreds are largely lost to history.
Hatred of the English has only been around for sixteen hundred years, but that's because the English as an ethnic group have only been around for that long. I read Mein Kampf and frankly I found nothing fundamentally different in Hitler's portrayal of the Jews to the Arthurian legends portrayal of the English. The only reason that Egypt doesn't out rank the Jews in terms of its victimhood is that Islamic Egypt is not considered to be the same identity group as Pharaonic Egypt. Where ethnic groups meet or share borders, there is hatred. There were Jewish minorities in numerous countries over millennia of course you're going to find lots of examples of hatred. Its like the Chinese, they seem to get every where in the East and consequently they were the victims of hatred everywhere.
Or take the Germans. That the Germans would be the fall guys for inter European ethnic hatred was entirely predictable. In 1870 the Germans shared land or and borders with the French, the Walloons, the Flemish, the Danish, the Poles, the Lithuanians, the Latvians, the Estonians, the Russians, the Urainians, the Tartars, the Romanians, the Hungarians, the Czechs, the Slovenes, the Croatians, the Italians and the Swiss.
And then there's the problem of the demonisation hatred. Demonisation of hated helps the established powers and the powerful. I don't think the Spartans hated the Helots, but you can be damn sure that most of the Helots hated the Spartans. I really don't think many slave owing Europeans hated Black Africans, but a lot of Black Africans hated racial Europeans. The Black-African Haitians genocided the Europeans, Black African slaves committed genocide in the one chance they really got. But the Europeans never really attempted to genocide the Black-Africans. 3 Million Indians died in the Bengal famine, but few British people if any hated the Bengalis.