Sunday, January 18, 2015

How does it feel to be targeted for genocide?

Michael L.

{Cross-posted at Jews Down Under.}

Question MarkI think that this is not an unreasonable question.

The Jews are targeted for genocide by millions of Muslims the world over and our western allies often think that we have it coming.

None of this, of course, is socially acceptable to say, but it also happens to be the truth.

One thing that is interesting to me, however, is the Jewish reaction which, much like in the early part of the twentieth-century in Europe, is practically non-existent.  The Jews - if I may stereotype my own people - can be the most reactionary people on the planet when it comes to threats to others and the most passive when it comes to threats to themselves.

In terms of the recent slaughter by Muslims against non-Muslims, liberal free speech practitioners, and Jews, the typical reaction among westerners has been to question the limits of free speech.  The "Jewish" part of the attack is often white-washed and the question of the rise of political Islam is generally ignored in favor of an almost neurotic western political self-reflection - which they probably learned from the Jews - to be frank.

{Oh, my!  What can we do to be better people so that they won't kill us?  Are we failing to be quite as supine as we need to be?  Perhaps if all the Jews in Israel stood together in a line and hopped up and down on one foot while facing Mecca and playing the kazoo, that would placate Islamic wrath.}

What we should be doing is strategizing over ways to defeat political Islam.  Instead we are picking lint out of our collective navel and wondering how we can be better people so as not to upset Jihadis.

It's actually kind of pathetic and it makes me wonder how it is that we are the children and grandchildren of the "Greatest Generation."

When I take a gander at a place like Daily Kos, which simply represents typical left-leaning blog space, it indicates a disinclination to actually focus on the murderers in favor of focusing on the crimes of the murdered.  They cannot very well blame the Jews at the kosher grocery for being Jewish, so they generally ignore that aspect, or twist it into something to do with Israel in order to place blame on the victims.  Generally, however, they simply leave the Jews out of it and place the blame for Jihadi aggression on western "racism" of the type allegedly published in Charlie Hebdo.

It is for this reason that while almost the entirety of Paris was claiming "Je suis Charlie" many Kossacks were insisting "I am not Charlie."  Rather than condemning the source of the Parisian attacks, which is political Islam, the western left generally prefers to blame other westerners who they consider politically incorrect or not sufficiently progressive to avoid the wrath of justifiably angry Jihadis.

In any case, how does it feel to be targeted for genocide?

Not only do many of our supposed allies actually think that the Jewish people deserve whatever beating we get, but they even refuse to acknowledge the reality and vitality of the political movement doing the genocidal threatening and beating.

It is truly a remarkable thing to see the leadership of many tens or hundreds of millions of people literally screech for the blood of the Jews and then see our western "friends" either blame Israel or simply turn their backs.

The fine fellow above, in Berlin no less, cried out that "Zionist Jews" need to be killed to the last man, woman, and child in the name of Allah.

Let me ask you, do any Jewish leaders ever speak in equivalent terms?

I do not think so.

Yet, the Euros still believe that the hatred toward us from a far larger hostile majority population is our own fault and we deserve whatever punishment that they hand out to us in their genocidal rage.


  1. In Dissent, Michael Walzer takes on this Western-left mindset, and then ably swats away a pitch-perfect, Kossack-like response.

    Good reading, if you have an hour or so.

    1. From Dissent?

      It's always nice to see a defense coming from my former home.

    2. Yup. Dissent is one of those places which still occasionally reminds me that I'm not the only remaining democratic socialist out there who doesn't greedily and happily chug the illiberal Kool Aid which seems to refresh so many 'progressives' of the Kossack-type.

    3. (which is not to say that they're perfect, of course, by any means... but can you imagine something like that appearing in, say, The Nation? Hell-to-the-no, as the kids say...)

    4. I haven't read The Nation in years, but I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during the editorial discussion during Iraq War II between Katrina vanden Heuvel and Chris Hitchens, before the latter split out and shortly thereafter died.

      I was with Katrina at the time.

    5. You and me both, brother.

      See, the thing is that even though Christopher Hitchens was an unfortunate anti-Zionist, he's still the kind of reasonable person we all would have been able to have a drink with (he certainly loved his drinks, after all!) in a room, and have decent conversation, without spitting in each other's faces and threatening to beat each other up over perceived racism or Islamophobia, etc etc.

      He lived quite a while after that break-up though, and put up some good stuff thereafter. I personally wish he would have connected the dots to being more pro-Israel, but we can't have it all, I guess.

      If he had a few more years, I'm sure he would have come around, however...

  2. Of course some Euros believe that. It assuages their beliefs and actions from Holocaust times.

    Perhaps they need a dose of "“Antisémitox: First aid for anti-Semitism.”

    1. I'll give it a read, man.

      In the mean time, I remain horrified and generally disgusted.

      You get used to it after awhile.

  3. Chris Hitchens was a contrarian much like Michael Moore. Whatever it is, he's against it. No Chris, Mother Theresa wasn't a War Criminal. Let it go already.

    1. She was a crazed fanatic who used thousands of people to advance her 'afterlife' position.

      Christopher Hitchens was wrong about Israel, but he was right about that fraud.