Saturday, December 20, 2008

If Jews are responsible for anti-Semitism, what are the rest of us responsible for?

Today I am informed that: “Anonymous has left a new comment on your post 'Anti-Semitism and obsessive philo-Semitism revealed...'":

He writes: “Bradley, come now. You know full well that what these jews call anti-semitism is just the ugly, inconvenient truth. They would have people believe it's just irrational hatred. It's sad to see you propping up that falsehood in a small way here. It's not two opposite sides. Anti-semitism is a natural, perfectly justified reaction to jewish behavior..”

This brief comment represents many I receive but do not post. My sense of things is that the feelings expressed are sincere. Now, with the Madoff affair all the rage, I agree with the Deborah Lipstadts that the Madoff story is a gift to those annoyed with Jews generally, and to antisemites particularly (she isn’t wrong about EVERYTHING).

While I criticize the Deborah Lipstadts and Elie Wiesels and others who are Jews and who front for the Holocaust Marketing Industry, I criticize them for the bigotry, hypocrisy and greed they use to forward that Industry. Not because they are Jews.

The simplest way to put it for those interested in Holocaust revisionism, from any perspective, is that it was not Jews who were responsible for institutionalizing Holocaust fraud at Nuremberg: it was the U.S. Government—especially its Executive and Congressional wings. If I knew anything about the law I would probably include the Judicial wing as well.

In short, the three bodies of the U.S. State that were made up overwhelming of folk who were not Jews. It was made up of “my” folk. That is not to deny that greedy, bigoted, hypocritical Jews were in there pushing for all they were worth, but it was us, those of us who are not Jews, who had the power—and more importantly the responsibility—at Nuremberg, and therefore are the primary responsible party for the catastrophic consequences of those proceedings, of which the criminal U.S. alliance with Israel might be the most appalling.

I apologize for saying it again: if Jews were responsible for what Jews did at Nuremberg and the other War Crimes trials, and Jews were responsible for what the rest of us did there, what are we who are not Jews responsible for? What am I responsible for? If we are not willing to bear responsibility for what we do, and what we do not do, then someone is going to fill the void. At this time in history, guess who?

There is not one U.S. Senator or Congressman who argues against the U.S. alliance with Israel or even for an open debate on the matter. A small minority of these people are Jews.

There is not one academic anywhere in America, other than Professor Arthur Butz at Northwestern, who is willing to argue publicly that not all revisionist arguments are wrong, or to even argue that an open debate on revisionist arguments should be encouraged, not discouraged. The overwhelming majority of American academics are not Jews.

Are we who are not Jews to blame our own cowardness, our own greed and hypocrisy on Jews? There are those among us who sincerely believe we should.

I won’t do it.

And then there is the matter that I have had too many friends over too many years, too many very close, even intimate relationships with Jews, to be able to identify with the feelings of those represented (mildly) in the above message.

I can’t do it.

The Holocaust Marketing Industry is one thing, Jews are another.

For some reason memory just recalled, with no effort on my part, where Fitzgerald wrote that the sign of a sound (?) man is that he can hold two ideas in his mind at the same time. But then, what I said is not two ideas. It’s one.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Smith wrote:

"The simplest way to put it for those interested in Holocaust revisionism, from any perspective, is that it was not Jews who were responsible for institutionalizing Holocaust fraud at Nuremberg: it was the U.S. Government—especially its Executive and Congressional wings. If I knew anything about the law I would probably include the Judicial wing as well."

With all due respect, sir, I beg to differ. U.S. Government Jews, e.g., Murray Bernays, were the pointmen for the Nuremberg trials. In fact, it could be claimed that without Jewish political activism, Nuremberg would not have happened. And when I say "Jewish," I mean that in a racial, not religious, sense. Jews are a hybrid race via inbreeding, the hybrid being Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews. Most Jews are the former.

Please update your views and opinions re: Jews. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

To amplify the poster's comments above (I'm a different Anonymous), Jews also played a role in sucking the U.S. into World War II. Mainstream historians have smeared Charles Lindberg as a Nazi because of his September 11 (!), 1941 speech in which he warned of Jewish (and British) influence on U.S. foreign policy.

Chip said...

Well said, Bradley.

Antisemitism is worse than a refuge; it's a rut. And I fear the matter of friendship and good faith is too easily dismissed by those who end up snared by a coarse and convenient narrative. Churchill made things happen and the British cheered. Hitler made things happen and he was adored. Historic men and their votaries have their reasons, as do antisemites, philosemites, Gentiles and Jews. The question of responsibility emerges at every turn but blame is usually mistaken.

Reasons matter. Persons matter. You chat up your opponent over drinks at the local dive and the truth that's revealed is neither inconvenient nor ugly. It's simply human. If this doesn't count, then I fear there's no point in communicating at all. For now at least, I insist that it matters.