Thursday, February 9, 2012

In a Nutshell:

Michael

...a weak spot for Jews has been dealing with situations where hatred for them and an effort to destroy them as a community has been coupled with seemingly humanitarian, progressive rhetoric. - Professor Barry Rubin of Rubin Reports

The above quote is part of a comment that our friend Daniel Bielak posted.

I would say that Dr. Rubin's remark is as concise an iteration of the problem as I have ever read.

This is precisely the situation that we find ourselves in.

But I wonder if it really is so different from the anti-Jewish rhetoric that came out of Nazi Germany? I mean, obviously there are differences and today's progressives are not Nazis. Nonetheless, just as progressives see themselves as idealistic reformers (and their political opponents as beneath contempt), so the Nazis also saw themselves as idealistic reformers (and their political opponents as beneath contempt).

In both cases, then and now, Jews are singled out by a large group of western idealists who convince one another that we are moral monsters and often in the very same terms. Just as Nazis saw Jews as behind the scenes, pulling the strings, for the benefit of the Jewish community at the expense of the German community, so many progressives see Jews and Israelis as behind the scenes, pulling the strings, for the benefit of the Jewish community at the expense of the United States, if not the world.

This is the message of Walt and Mearsheimer, after all.

For two thousand years they've been telling us this kind of thing, and even though they have always been wrong, they continue to make the case. In the 1930s it was the Nazis telling themselves (and the world) that the Jews are immoral and now it is progressives telling themselves (and the world) that the Jewish state is immoral.

It just never ends.

One difference, of course, is that the Nazis were prepared to use massive violence against the Jewish people while progressives are not. When and if the Jews of the Middle East every really get their clock cleaned by whomever in that part of the world, many progressives will turn around and blame us for our own genocide, but that's nothing new, really.

Of course, even Nazis did not expect Jews to support their movement. Progressives, however, do expect Jewish people to support them. How's that for chutzpah? If it were not so tragic, and potentially murderous, it would be absolutely hysterical.

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2 comments:

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    The thing is, the members of the contemporary Left (and "9/11 Truthers", and Ron Paul supporters, etc.) believe that they're standing up to, and opposing, "The Imperialist Oppressors"/"The NWO", etc., by attacking Israel, and by, as part of that, believing and propagating racist anti-Jewish/anti-Israel libels that, in fact, were originally propagated by, and which continue to be most influentially propagated by, the members of the (supremacist, and racist anti-Jewish) governing class of the United States of America and of other Western other countries - including the heads of, and general membership of, the governmental intelligence agencies of Western countries, and the owners of the parent companies of the media corporations of the Western mass media, etc.

    The Left have no idea what they're doing. They don't know anything. They've gone populist and totalitarian, and, integrally involved with that, they've gone racist genocidally anti-Jewish. They now believe and propagate memes descended directly from the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" and Mein Kampf (and, by the way, from many of the writings of Karl Marx (the Nazi (NAtionalsoZIalistische) movement, and the Italian Fascist movement, were Socialist movements, after all - and many Socialists (non-Nazi, and non-Italian-Fascist, Socialists), such as George Bernard Shaw (and BTW, Jack Philby - the most important manager of the British Mandate of Palestine) - supported the Nazis)).

    The members of the contemporary Left are so ignorant and so deluded that they believe the sophisticated racist genocidal libelous narrative that is being propagated by the Western mass-media against Israel, and, against, as part of that, the Jewish people as a whole, yet they believe, in the abstract, that the Western mass-media is somehow propagating so-called "Zionist propaganda" and that the stating of facts about the situation that Israel is in somehow corroborates with the sophisticated racist genocidal libelous narrative that is being propagated by the Western mass-media against Israel and that the stating of facts about the situation that Israel is in is so-called "Zionist propaganda".

    Joseph Goebbels (and, also, the agents of the Soviet Novosti) would be gratified.

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  2. "According to a report, CNN Israel has fired all of its Jewish journalists. Media bias anyone? Update at 8:30 PST: we just received the names of the four journalists that were fired:
    Moshe Cohen, editor, fired on january 30, 10 years with CNN.
    Izi Landberg, Producer, about 25 years with CNN, fired on January 30.
    Avi Kaner cameraman fired on january 30, 10 years with CNN.
    Michal Zippori desk producer, situation still unclear.

    The media scandal that you are about to read was revealed to us by a totally reliable source.

    It
    is likely to provoke a wave of shock and indignation within the North
    American media industry, and it certainly will not calm down the
    controversy over the pro-palestinian CNN treatment of the conflict.
    We
    learned today that the Israeli branch of CNN, located in Jerusalem, is
    downsizing to cope with reduced income from less advertising.

    What
    goes beyond good management is that CNN has fired four Israeli Jewish
    journalists (out of a crew of 8), and has retained only Arab
    journalists. Where, until now, CNN always sent a Jewish and an Arab
    journalist to cover information, now there will be only an Arab
    journalist. The local chief editor of the News Chanel is now Arabic. ....."

    © Jean-Patrick Grumberg for www.Dreuz.info

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