Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State and legend in diplomacy, was once asked:
– What is “pressure diplomacy”?
– Oh, this is a uniquely Jewish method. I will explain with an example.
Let’s say you want to marry Rockefeller’s daughter to a simple peasant boy from Bulgaria.
– What? How can such a thing happen?
– Very easy.
I go to a Bulgarian village, choose a nice young man and say to him: “Do you want to marry an American Jewish woman?”
He answers confusedly:
– But why? Our country is full of pretty girls.
– Yes, but she is the daughter of a billionaire!
The young man scratches his head and says:
– Well, that changes things…
Then I go to Switzerland for a meeting at the bank and ask:
– Do you want to have a Bulgarian peasant as president of the bank?
– Phew! – the bank is responsible.
– What if he is Rockefeller’s future son-in-law?
– Well, that certainly changes things…
I go to Rockefeller and tell him:
– Do you want a Bulgarian peasant as a son-in-law?
And he indignantly:
– What are you talking about, in our family everyone is a financier!
I tell him:
– Yes, but he is the chairman of the board of a Swiss bank!
Rockefeller thinks and shakes his head:
– Oh, but that changes things! Susie, come here.
Mr. Kissinger has found you a fiance. He is the president of a Swiss bank!
Susie grumbles unhappily.
– Oh, another financier! It must be boring and boring.
And I tell her:
– Yes, but he is a nice, healthy and strong village boy from sunny Bulgaria!
And she with delight:
– Oh-oh-oh! This changes things…