Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Occupy Oaklanders Against The Jews

In the progressive-left war against the Jews, via their hostility toward the Jewish state, a favorite tactic is analogizing the state of Israel to either Nazi Germany, Apartheid South Africa, or the Jim Crow South. Perhaps what is most insidious about this tactic is that they teach it to Jewish kids who are then forced to choose between the Jewish people and our enemies, who they are told are our victims when the reverse is the actual historical case. If these kids dare to stand up for their own people they are then called "racist" by insidious progressives who are, themselves, the very epitome of racist.

Above is a photo of some of these anti-Israel Occupiers who want to suggest that Israel is something akin to the Jim Crow South. Decade upon decade, century upon century, the Jewish people get told how vile we are and how we deserve whatever punishment, or violence (resistance) that they encourage toward us.

Progressives like those in the photo above encourage Arab violence against Jews in the Middle East, and elsewhere, because they validate false Arab / Palestinian grievances against us. The truth of the matter, of course, is that just as Israel is nothing like Nazi Germany, and just as Israel is nothing like Apartheid South Africa, so Israel is nothing whatsoever like the Jim Crow South. That's what "From Birmingham to Jerusalem, Separate is Not Equal" means. It means that just as the Jim Crow South needed to be undone and just as Apartheid South Africa needed to be undone and just as Nazi Germany needed to be undone, so the Jewish state of Israel must be dismantled... by any means necessary, including violence.

This is, in fact, second cousin to the blood libel. If the blood libel means that Jews, either for religious reasons or out of gratuitous malice, enjoy slaughtering innocent non-Jewish children, this is the equally false and egregious accusation that the Jewish state is maliciously oppressing its non-Jewish population.

It is a lie.

In the Jim Crow South black people were prevented from voting in various ways, such as poll taxes and literacy tests. In Israel, Muslim and Christian citizens have the full franchise and there are Arab members of the Knesset and have been pretty much from the beginning of that besieged country.

In the Jim Crow South black people could not eat in the same restaurants as white people, nor could they be treated at the same hospitals or attend the same schools, despite the fact that they were not rocketing American cities or strapping suicide belts onto their children for the purpose of murdering white people.

Virulent forms of religious and gender apartheid are widespread throughout the Middle East, just not in Israel. For example, Jews are not allowed to even live (period) in either Saudi Arabia or Jordan. For centuries the Arab world treated the Jews as second and third class citizens and actually launched a war against us in the 1920s which continues to this day.

We are 13 million people facing 1.5 billion people whose holy book tells them that we are the enemy of G-d.

In the Middle East, we are 5.5 million facing 300 to 400 million who mainly do not want us there and whose religious leaders perpetually incite genocidal violence toward us.

Yet western progressives think that we are the oppressors for allegedly treating the local Palestinian-Arabs poorly. They rioted against us in the 1920s and 1930s because the Palestinian's Nazi leader, the Mufti, promoted genocidal race hatred toward Jews.

In November of 1947, the local Arabs launched a civil war against the Jews directly after the adoption of UN 181, the partition plan.

In 1948, 1967, and 1973 many of the Arab states launched wars in order to wipe us out of the Middle East entirely.

And today we have both progressives and Democrats, who vilify the Jews of the Middle East in just the way that we see in the photo above, and yet so many liberal Jews continue to support a movement and political party that hardly cares if we live or die.

Any sentient Jewish human being should recognize that it is long, long past time for Jews to abandon that movement and that party because not only do they not serve our best interests, but actively, passionately, and continually incite against us, thereby confirming the false Palestinian narrative of never-ending righteous victimhood.

The Palestinians blame us for their failures and the progressive-left agrees with them, encourages them, and more often than not, sides with them.

I think it is a disgrace that so many Jews continue to support a politics that may prove yet to be wholly disastrous to the Jewish people.

But we shall see.


  1. Naturally they have a cheering squad of propagandistic haters at dKos:

    "From Birmingham to Jerusalem (7+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    elliott, unspeakable, Terra Mystica, ramara, Aunt Martha, Brecht, soysauce
    Separate is Not Equal!

    Check out this inspiring twitpic:

    with the caption "Occupy Oakland, not Palestine"

    It's *Gandhi*, not Ghandi

    by poco on Tue Nov 15, 2011 at 05:01:30 PM PST"


  2. Do these people even think before they act? Being mindful is not just for the Synagogue. When we read the words before us, emblazened on the parochet, Dah lifney nee ata omed, is also supposed to guide us through the rest of out breathing moments. Be mindful of what you support, be mindful of what you stand for, be mindful of your actions. Choose the right path and not the one you were told was the p.c. thing to do.

  3. Try to understand that it's probably not even 100 people who participate as anti-Israel crusaders.

    How many will ever know about this stunt? They are lucky for that. The more people see how they abuse the legacy of civil rights, the more they get turned off. The real threats come from elsewhere, not Daily Kos stalwarts playing an internet game of solidarity.

    To me, they are lost souls and out of touch with reality, relying on ideology instead. There are certainly Jew haters among them. Now that Israel exists there is opportunity to be ambiguous in the practice of antisemitism, and to be silent when it rears its head.

    I think that most people see the state of things and reject these crusaders who seek a cause that is antithetical. It is this rejection that, I believe, will help change the course in light of the overreaching and aggression of Palestinian, Arab and Muslim leadership and the OIC.

  4. School,

    I recognize that the percentage of Israel Haters and anti-Semitic anti-Zionists are relatively small on the progressive-left.

    Not as small as on the conservative-right, but still relatively small.

    I know that.

    My argument is that progressive-left is the current significant home to that anti-Semitic anti-Zionist element and that the Democratic Party is the home of the progressive-left in the United States.

    What may strike you as a small number of idjits on the fringes and in the streets are part of a much larger thing that includes many university professors, such as the late Professor Judt... as I know that you understand... any number of newspaper or magazine editors... up to a significant number of countries and just people throughout the Middle East and the Muslim world.

    All I am doing is discussing the part of that movement, the movement to delegitimize Israel, that is derived from the progressive-left and the Democratic party.

    These people are not insignificant. The base motivates, at least in some measure, the intelligentsia.

    Just as we cannot artificially cut the Democratic Party from the Progressive Movement, so we cannot cut the activist base from the intelligentsia and the left media.

    Think holistically on this issue... if you get me.

  5. I understand. My point is that there is an overemphasis on what occurs at Daily Kos by a bunch of rather insignificant souls. Instead, I think it's better to target Democrats to reject them, which I think most already do. I try to reinforce how illiberal and unDemocratic the crusaders actually are, especially the effects of their actions.

    I suggest I am thinking holistically, and not letting a few extremists on a blog usurp my limited resources.

    Like you, however, I wish more were willing to speak out, and less afraid of being cynically stigmatized.

    It's also important to expose behavior and the antisemitism and actions of Israel's adversaries, which is difficult when the cries of Islamophobe are routinely heard. In the USA, good people on all sides can see who is who. Islamists and their enablers on the Left alienate the growing numbers that are paying attention, which is why Israel's popularity is near all time highs.

    Europe is more entrenched, as is the intelligentsia, and far more significant than the anti-Israel crowd at most blogs, who in my opinion hurt their cause more than help it.