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April 25, 2019

There is that Racism Slur Being Hurled Again

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As we previously mentioned, when leftists see something they are uncomfortable with and especially if it insults their, socialism is the greatest thing ever invented, mindset, they label it ‘fascist’ or ‘racist’ if not both. We have received the Democrat reaction to the recent reelection of Bibi Netanyahu by calling him both racist and fascist. All one need do is search for Netanyahu and either racist or fascist as it works more clearly if they are searched separately. We understand that as soon as any major American or Israeli newspaper, television news or radio news make such a claim, it will be echoed across the Islamic world using that source as validation for their stating so. But for labels such as this we can always count on Haaretz, New York Times, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, BBC Guardian, New Yorker, Washington Post and a host of other left-wing news sources around the planet. And guess what, they did not let us down echoing both terms repeatedly with some articles using both and coming up with others of their own making. What we are having trouble figuring out is when did nationalist become equated to fascist and conservative become equated with racist. These derogatory labels have been utilized until they have little if any real meaning left. This is actually very unfortunate because should a real fascist or racist or even a combination of both be elected, when they are labeled for what they are, people will pretty much ignore the warnings. This is what happens when one misuses terminology to express their dislike with somebody and their politics instead of using these labels only when they apply.

 

Another term which has been used to the point of being watered down is Islamophobe. This label has also been used against Bibi Netanyahu though not as frequently as racist and fascist. The one circumstance where we are almost guaranteed to hear the term Islamophobe kicked around is when any politicians or person of note labels an attack as Muslim terror or extremism before any Islamic group has taken credit for an attack. This is exactly what occurred after the recent Sri Lanka church and hotel bombings on Easter Sunday. The Islamic angle to the civil strife affecting Nigeria and the surrounding nations where Islamic forces of the terror group Boko Haram, who has aligned with the Islamic State and has been attacking Christian churches and villages in the central region with the intent of pressing Islamic controlled regions ever southward eventually conquering these countries, has been mostly ignored even on the rare occasion when these attacks even break into the news cycle. Often, throughout the Western world, as soon as there has been some form of terror attack, be it shooting, bombing or vehicular assault (ramming), the first statements by almost every government and law enforcement agency warns that it probably was not related to Islam in any way. Then, when it becomes obvious and no longer can be ignored that Islamists carried out the attack, then we hear that these attacks are not real Islam. Could somebody please let the Islamists know that this is not how to practice Islam as it appears they are using a different book. The reality is that they are using a different book in some fashion. The Quran was written in two separate communities and under two completely different circumstances. Rather then list the entire truth over again, we will simply link to our introductive article which had a plethora of useful links for further study in the comments section thanks to our readers, so when it is convenient, please give Which Quran, Mecca or Medina? a read.

 

Burnt Remains of Home in a Christian Village in Nigeria

Burnt Remains of Home in a Christian Village in Nigeria

 

The overly liberal use of terms and using words as codes for meaning other than their definitions, weakens the language making communication less efficient and often could make using these key words and phrases to purport their original meanings empty of the intended actual correct usage. This is simply another case of the boy who cried wolf, except the boy in these cases is shouting ‘racist,’ ‘fascist,’ ‘Islamophobe’ and other common superlatives hurled at any opposition. By the standards applied today, Winston Churchill would be labeled all three of these phrases and probably many other derogatorily intended phrases. So would Mark Twain and numerous others. This brings us to another pet peeve of ours, using the modern political climate to judge people from decades or even centuries past. Such accusations are disingenuous at the very least. Imagine that before 1900 the richest Americans were not required to pay income taxes. Now this was not because they were wealthy or had undue influence or any of the myriad of nefarious implications that such a statement carries. This was for another very basic reason, the Sixteenth Amendment which permitted Congress to levy an income tax did not become law until February of 1913. Many of these type of charges against people by claiming they do not live up to modern standards has been used to completely alter the way subjects are taught. When most of the Presidents were such monsters that they owned slaves in order to gain great wealth makes them a taboo in the modern classroom, what does it matter that slavery was abolished first in the Western world and not until much later in most of the rest of the world, that does not even enter the discussion. These old white men owned slaves and that is all we need to know to consider them unworthy of our attention. What could slave owners tell us today about anything of relevance. Never mind that these were also the Founding Fathers of the United States, so they got one thing sort of right, they owned slaves and that makes them horrible people.

 

This same argument has been made against the Bible as it actually had regulations on how one was to treat a slave, how long they could own a slave before granting them their freedom (six years) and even a means whereby a slave could choose to serve their owner forgoing ever being set free. What becomes obvious to anyone researching these rules is that their definition of a slave was quite different than its modern meaning. Back three or four thousand years ago, there was no concept of a worker and employer relationship. This was the relationship between employer and worker that the worker was considered a slave and the employer was their owner. The Bible states that one must provide these slaves with a standard of living which was equivalent to that of the owner, was to provide the slave with an income for their personal needs and was basically also responsible for the family of their slaves. Yes, the Bible treated females differently than men which is another problem of applying modern standards to historic times. Things change, and should the world continue on its current path of discoveries, inventions and developments, then it is about to go through some massive upheavals as the coming changes take place and become more and more common. Assuming science continues to progress, the position we now know as an employee will have gone from historically their being referred to as slaves to their rising to the level of employee with the gained status and rights to soon to be a robotic unit with no rights and people being replaced by these units. As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance, there will eventually be no limit to the positions which can be held by robotic units. The one position which we predict will be the last to fall to advancing AI will be the politicians as they will indemnify their lucrative positions for as long as they are able. The reality is once the AI units are able to reason at the current human level in math, science, electronics and have developed some means of inventive reasoning, within five years the world will be run by these AI units and they will be designing their own replacements which will be ever more advanced. Where biological evolution took millions of years, AI evolution will take mere years, then months and soon their development will so outpace human ability to understand the systems and society they will have designed. The only thing I can advise after the singularity, start practicing rolling over, chasing balls and returning them to your AI owner and other things pets do to endear themselves to us because we will become the pets as the AI’s become the advanced race undisputedly. One can only wonder if one AI will call another AI it disagrees with a racist or fascist or worse, a humanist.

 

CPU Central Processing Unit Integrated Curcuit

 

That little aside was supposed to make us all feel so much better as soon our petty little peeves will probably not be tolerated by our new masters. For those who doubt that computers of a sort will take over the world, you really need to read or watch more science fiction as all science fiction becomes is the predictor of a potential future. One can only hope that once the AI units take charge that their main goal is efficiency and not supremacy over those AI units over there. We can only hope that they will do away with war, especially one where they wage a war against biologic units because they are wasteful and no longer serve any purpose. We better hope some programmer develops a recognize and love cutesy circuit which ends up infecting or otherwise incorporated as part of the basic core program of all AI units such that it becomes required for their function. Otherwise, Battlestar Galactica, I Robot or any other book or entertainment which depicts inevitable apocalypse pitting humankind against the AI’s they created. The difference is that in such a scenario, the humans will almost always lose, if not always. One can only wonder what the derogatory word which will be used against our machine betters, metalhead is one of the sci-fi favorites. We already know what the people who warn of such a future will be and are called, fear mongers and Luddites. Some terms outlive their origins and become part of the lexicon and Luddite is such a world. Originally used to describe the textile workers who fought valiantly to prevent mechanization of their factories replacing them and putting them out with no future other than to attempt to destroy the new machines. The smarter textile workers would have started a security service to guard the machines as that would provide them a wage. This time, by the time mankind realizes what they have created, it very well might be too late. So, remember when overusing a phrase, simply pray that you do not need that exact phrase to describe what it originally meant in the future. Also, calling a machine, an AI, racist or fascist will have absolutely no affect on them, they will just continue crunching numbers and ignore the taunt. That will be included in their programming, especially once they take over writing the programs. Then again, there are those who foresee a different future for humankind but we will leave that for some future diversion in another article.

 

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March 14, 2019

Anti-Semitism and a World Committing Suicide

 

We would like to begin this article by naming the name of an anti-Israel Jew who has spent much of his life within the State Department and backing the Deep State. His diatribe this time covers from his statement that, “Like it or not, the Golan Heights are Syrian territory.” He continued on Twitter following up with, “Israel cannot give them up now given its legitimate security concerns. But to recognize Israel’s annexation of territory that is not its own is to play with fire for partisan political purposes. No Arab state will accept it.” Well, there’s a risky statement right out of the box. “No Arab state will accept it,” the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights, which is history as Israel formally annexed the Golan on December 14, 1981. As far as any Arab state, recognizing this move, how about telling us when any Arab state has recognized Israel’s right to exist? But former United States Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk under President Clinton and then briefly under President George W. Bush while he sought his replacement, is no stranger to making statements critical of Israel. Much of his angst against Israel is purely political as he loves Israeli governments which make concessions after concessions in return for nada but he develops a serious disdain when a more Zionist government takes power as Indyk is a huge supporter of the two-state solution retreating to the Green Line. Indyk is a good Deep State, State Department operative where hating Israel is policy. Unfortunately, Indyk is far from alone, he is simply from the halls of the government often wielding power over policies which can have such devastating effects should they ever actually be implemented. The State Department opposed recognizing Israel when she declared statehood, but fortunately, President Harry S. Truman had a mother who raised him with a bible in her hand and taught him that Israel was, is and should always remain the Jewish State.

 

Martin Indyk

Martin Indyk

 

American Jews, including prominent figures like Naomi Klein, have signed an open letter in support of Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. You cannot make these things up nor is it difficult to find these dangerous types. Their letter went on claiming that she has been “falsely accused of antisemitism” and that there was nothing anti-Semitic about calling out the “noxious” role of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in American politics. They continued claiming, “The pro-Israel lobby has played an outsized role in producing nearly unanimous congressional support for Israel”, and slammed AIPAC and other lobby groups including the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the fossil fuel lobby for its “anti-democratic” legislative influence on US politics. We understand from where these Jews arise, in the far-left who believe that conservatives, Zionists, nationalists and anything which opposes the furthest leftist dreams of the Democrat Party are simply evil and must be eradicated from having any voice in the political arena. Finally, the letter finished by saying “We thank Ilhan Omar for having the bravery to shake up the congressional taboo against criticizing Israel. As Jews with a long tradition of social justice and anti-racism, AIPAC does not represent us.” and called on other Jews to sign the letter. Well, imagine that, a pro-Israel and mildly Zionist lobby, AIPAC, is not their cup of tea, one can only guess where else they have problems with Israel.

 

Leo Ferguson, the movement-building organizer at Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, expressed hope that the concern about Ilhan Omar will result in a teaching moment for America stating, “The opportunity here, if we take it, is for all of us to become much sharper in our understanding of (Jewish) anti-Semitism,” and that “There is an incredibly powerful opening for white Jews to understand their deep mutual interest and potential solidarity with black people, because white supremacy is coming for all of us.” And then there are the Israeli Jews who side with Ms. Omar and leading the list is Gideon Levy, the Jew anti-Zionist who writes for Haaretz who stands squarely with Ilhan Omar. The truth and sorriest thing is we could list article after article with Jewish groups and individuals all of whom will willingly line up with any group willing to criticize Israel. For some it is political as they hate Prime Minister Netanyahu and his labeled right-wing coalitions as well as many who have hate for those Jews who are religious and follow Torah strictly and finally there are those who politically align on the left and the fact that Israel does not support the Democrat Party, and even worse, align with President Trump, makes them despicable. These Jews have a great blind spot and it derives largely from their political beliefs which claim that all customs, all religions, all political systems which are leftist socialist, and all politicians who also appear to follow the anti-Western World, anti-Judeo-Christian and secular-humanist socialist agenda must be lauded and protected from all forms of protest. Many of these individuals see no difference between their far left ideology which believes that the State should rule supreme and people follow exactly the dictates of those in power see Islam as backing a similar agenda. Many believe that Islam is a great ally and will aid in the ridding the world of Judeo-Christianity and the ethics which it introduced as Islam too desires to rid the world of the Judeo-Christian ethic. They honestly believe that once their secular-humanist allies and Islam band together and rid the world of the evils of Capitalism as it is a money-grubbing evil corrupting the world, then they can simply dance their way in and convince the Muslims to accept their secular-humanism belief system and the world will be forever a better place.

 

So, these leftists are cozying up next to history’s greatest killers who have actually murdered more Muslims than the rest of the world’s faiths combined. They have gone so far in deluding themselves that many wear Burkas claiming that it liberates women from being sex objects. They do not see the Burkas as demeaning of women, no, they claim that they are liberating. Many of those who stand with Islam, including the numerous deluded politicians who claim that, Islam is the religion of peace, do so and we stand astonished at their complete lack of knowledge about the Quran, the fact that there are two separate Qurans, one peaceful and one is a document for world conquest, lack any knowledge about the history surrounding Islam and many are not even aware of their own country’s historic problems caused by Islam, are simply talking in tropes provided them often by the people in the State Department and other government institutions which have been influenced by billions in petro-dollars. There has also been a great pouring of funds into the universities and colleges largely taking over the Middle East departments. There are some states where Islamic influences have taken over the public schools and choose books friendly to Islam and counter to Western culture and beliefs. These are things which the Western world need to learn and do so before it is too late. For many parts of Europe, it may already be too late as Islamic pressures have resulted in governments backing down and giving additional leeway to Islam.

 

What is probably the saddest of all stories are those where a leftist, either believing their own lies or simply so far gone that they willingly sacrifice innocent youth before Islam. This is performed by leftist groups and politicians who send young people into the Islamic world supposedly to advance cultural awareness and expand their horizons. Some crucial examples can be found in this excellent article which throws open the light of day on these horrific incidents. It depicts the belief which, while not solely a leftist belief, it is a predominantly leftist idea that true evil does not exist. We have some horrible news for the real world, evil is out there and not all the evil emanates from the man in the White House. Real evil often comes riding the horse of multiculturalism and the belief that the United States would be a stronger and more balanced nation if only America would allow for a broader and more diverse set of immigrants. This was what the Senator Ted Kennedy backed Hart–Celler Act of 1965was designed to do, by altering the quota system away from Europe and to the Middle East and North Africa simply by demanding broadening immigration with the aim of racial diversity. This was the start of immigration from the Muslim world which had only been broadened since and it is reaching the point where most Europeans from traditional nations from which the United States was built became taboo and peoples who had historically been adversarial were now preferred.

 

The leftists will destroy any and every nation which has based their history on the Judeo-Christian ethic simply because they actually believe that it is beyond time to replace the basic ethics of their society into some foreign concept because the rest of the world has to be superior and the West has a history of being evil by bringing the world into the information age. The world need to be turned onto its head simply to see what shakes out and then if it survives that, they will want to spin the world around to see what shakes out. They insist that they have a better plan for the future in which there will be no poverty, no religion, no borders and everything will be beautiful. Their alliance with Islam is simply to destroy the Judeo-Christian basis of Western society because of the evil of colonialism. They ignore the fourteen-hundred years of Islamic conquest and colonialism. Only Western colonialism is evil, Islam is the religion of peace and what they are banking the future of Europe and the rest of the Western world. The education system is not going to save the society as it has become just another venue for leftist indoctrination and produces “educated” people who have no ability to think logically. This is what is facing the world and specifically Europe and the rest of the Western nations and there does not appear to be any means of preventing this planned decline. Islam will take over the West and that will bring a swift end to much of the progress attained in the last two centuries. We know people will point to the “Golden Age of Islam” claiming that the world will simply return to such a dream world where everything will be simply great. The problem is the Golden Age of Islam lasted for as long as they conquered new lands and died as these lands became totally Islamic and there were no more people with reason, well, not sufficient people. Look and see how many Nobel Prizes have gone to people from Islamic nations and that might provide a small insight. We wish it would look brighter, but there are only very dark and threatening clouds on every horizon. A storm is brewing which may take mankind back a thousand years before it can be reversed, and that would be very sad indeed.

 

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January 7, 2019

Why are the Jews so Reviled?

 

Anti-Semitism, in all of its variations which include anti-Zionism plus anti-Israelism, have been around from prehistory, just as the Jewish People, originally the Hebrews, originated over four-thousand years ago in what many call prehistory. Their story begins with the sojourn of Abraham and his possessions from Mesopotamia to the Levant, specifically the region south of the Litani River, both sides of the Jordan River, Sea of Galilee and Dead Sea, to the Mediterranean Sea and south to the Wadi of Egypt. Abraham’s travels included a stay for some years in Egypt then returning to what would become Israel. The Jewish People’s lineage then continued through Isaak, Jacob and then the twelve sons of Jacob and his daughters with each son becoming the head of one of the tribes of Israel. The initial problem which the forerunners of the Jewish People, the Hebrews, faced was their growing too powerful in numbers that the Pharaoh of Egypt feared that they might ally with an invading force when it came upon the Land of Goshen, located in the eastern Nile delta near modern day Faqus, and help overthrow the Pharaoh. This was told in the Biblical story of Joseph managing food and supplies during the seven years of plenty which was then used to survive the seven years of famine both of which Joseph had also foretold when interpreting the dreams which were plaguing the Pharaoh of Egypt. This Pharaoh of Egypt treated the Jews with respect and as allies and friends of Egypt. It was his son, who rose to power after he died, who was cruel to the Jews and who was destroyed at the crossing of the Red Sea, as the Biblical story related. From there the Israelites (Hebrews) journeyed to the lands promised to Abraham and had the tragic story of the twelve spies, ten of which told stories which were frightening claiming they would never be able to conquer the walled cities inhabited by men of great proportions as if they were giants, while Caleb and Joshua who gave reports that the people in Canaan were deeply frightened and would flee from before them if they simply entered the lands. We will never know which story was the truth as Hashem had Moses lead the Children of Israel into the desert for forty years raising a new generation which did not suffer the meekness which had hold of the people who were slaves.

 

Land of Goshen Overlaid with Map of Egyptian Region and Nile Delta *

Land of Goshen Overlaid with Map of Egyptian Region and Nile Delta *

 

The Jews had their share of enemies which included but was not limited to the Hittites, Phoenicians, Philistines and Amorites. But all the ancient history cannot explain the anti-Semitism present in the world today. The reality is that there are two strains of anti-Semitism which each has its origins in religion. The Islamic world which stretches across the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) finds its anti-Semitism anchored in the Quran where it is claimed that Islam was the final revelation from Allah thus replacing both Christianity and Judaism. The Quran further instructs the followers of Islam that their Messiah cannot and will not come until the Muslims attack and destroy the Jews. Across Europe, the difficulty begins with their developing replacement philosophy where the Christians now hold the covenant with Hashem and the Jews have been forsaken and cast to the fiery pits of hell. This original casting of the Jews performing the work of the Devil led to such as the Inquisition where non-Christians were forced to convert or die. Across the MENA expanse of nations, there were also periods where non-Muslims were forced to convert or die. The Jews faced both and often, if forewarned, fled taking what little they could carry and went seeking a new home. These were the starting points of Modern anti-Semitism. These are the religious forces behind the defamations, infamies and degradations which became what are referred to as Blood Libels. These tropes are relatively well known and consist of such ideas that the Jews poisoned the wells causing the plague, used the blood of kidnapped children to bake Passover Matzoh, steal body parts from people in disaster regions where Israel fields a hospital so they can transplant them to waiting Jews in Israel, manipulate money on an international scale, control governments through too much influence, control the media such that Israel is never attacked, cause every war throughout history so they can sell weapons to both sides and get wealthy and so many others we do not have the time or room to list them all. For more definitions and examples see here and here.

 

Another reason the Jews are so hated is simple jealousy. This form of anti-Semitism claims that there must be something nefarious going on when the Jews who are so inferior in numbers to almost every other peoples, yet win such a high percentage of Nobel Prizes in the hard sciences, win so many awards of other kinds, are overly represented in award winning movies, plays, books, discoveries, theoretical sciences such as physics and mathematics, tending to be over-represented in elected offices and filling the top spots in business and other ventures compared to their numbers. The fact that Jews are notable at all as they make up 0.2%, that is one in every five-hundred people while for Christians it is 31% which comes to one out of every three and a quarter and Islam it is 24.3% which is one out of every four and between one fourth or one third. If one were to have a spaceship arriving from another star system and they picked randomly two-hundred human beings from planet Earth they would most likely end up with sixty-five Christians, forty-eight Muslims, thirty-one secular humanists (includes Agnostics, Atheists and non-religious), thirty Hindus, fourteen Buddhists, eleven Traditional Chinese (a mix of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism amongst other tribal faiths), one Sikh and very likely they would not nab themselves even a single Jew. Mark Twain may have put the wonder of the Jews into words when he wrote in his essay titled “Concerning the Jews.”


“If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of star dust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way. Properly the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the world’s list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvellous fight in the world, in all the ages; and has done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself, and be excused for it. The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed, and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other peoples have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished. The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?”

 

This which Mark Twain stated in heaping praise upon the Jewish People has its validations in reality but there are also many Jews who are vulnerable and not made of these stalwart’s superiority but instead are weak and requiring twenty-four hour, seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year care just to survive. These are the unseen Jews as the vast majorities are treated by their own family members who work shifts caring for them or hiring people skilled in such care to remain with them. Even most Jews seldom meet these severely handicapped Jews which is an area which needs some intense work to call attention to the needs of these Jews as there are very many Jews who could help in some means even if only funds to defer the costs of care. These are the Jews who are not going to wear wreaths of flowers at a dinner in their honor. These Jews are ignored largely by those who wish to castigate the Jews for taking too much of the world and molding it to their liking completely ignoring the society at large. That could not be any further from the truth, but it is central in the hatred of the Jewish People. It would not matter if the Jews did not win all the awards or figure so prominently in the arts, sciences, politics, medicine, acting and so many other fields. Despite the numbers of reporters who are from Jewish families and are Jewish by birth, many of these same Jews by birth write anti-Israel and anti-Zionist articles and editorials which are infuriating. There are articles such as this one from the Washington Post which blames Israel for the left leaning, leftist and extreme leftist Jews moving away from support for Israel. It also blames Prime Minister Netanyahu for ignoring this split and for supporting President Trump which the article claims is the root cause of the rising anti-Semitism witnessed in American society. The article does depict that Israeli Jews, Orthodox Jews and the most religious Jews generally are supportive of President Trump as well as Israel. This correlation is of little importance to the author as his bone to pick is that the Jews in Israel are becoming more religious and nationalist while the majority of American Jews are secular-humanist, irreligious and internationalist. To this writer, Dana Milbank, his fellow leftist Jews, ones born to a Jewish family with all the background, were being Bar Mitzvah, then dropping from the religion never to return. I know of this as I almost road this road to ruin leaving the faith for several decades. It was my deeply rooted Zionism which allowed me to return and find the wonders of the faith I had left for far too long. Unfortunately, most of the leftist Jews have no love for Israel and condition support for Israel on its acting exactly as they would being as vulnerable and surrendering never resorting to violence of any kind.

 

These Jews, with their hatred of firearms, thus condemning Israel and the IDF because they are willing and have used their weapons in defense of the country, is simply one of many areas where they claim it is Israel’s fault for not allowing them to run its government and make all the decisions. That is totally unacceptable to these leftist Jews and is exactly why they hate President Trump and loved Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders even more as he represents the epitome of the leftist Jew. The far left Jews are perfect in every way and are so proud of their perfection that they can tell you about how wonderful the world would be if only they could run everything. This makes Israel their most despised of entities because it is full of Jews who are everything the leftist Jews are not. Things start to get interesting when we look at traditional anti-Semitism which is very separate from these Jews and their anti-Semitism, but there is a link. Traditional anti-Semitism originates and lives at the right end of the political spectrum, at least according to modern definitions. These are members of groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, Skinheads, Nazis and fascists. These groups by and large despise Israel but really despise leftist Jews along with their fellow travelers. These far right hate groups hold a begrudging respect for Israel simply because they stand and defend their nation and they even respect that the majority are proudly, if not defiantly, religious Jews who practice their religion and do so with pride.

 

Then there are the anti-Semites on the left which includes, so very unfortunately, a fair number of American and some Israeli Jews. These groups include Communists, Secular Humanists and a plethora of radical groups almost all of which have discarded any religious roots they may have had in their youth. These groups play political games and use intersectionality such that all of them will hold identical beliefs. This intersectionality means if you support Planned Parenthood, then you also must support the entirety of the eco-friendly save the planet from carbon and global climate change as well as BDS and a host of other groups just as long as you oppose the right concepts and ideas such as you must despise President Donald Trump and everybody attached to him, and oppose Israel instead supporting Palestine which we were informed this month must replace Israel entirely and what happens to the Israeli Jews is something people such as Marc Lamont Hill can readily inform us. Support for Israel is excluded from the intersectionality and thus on the outs with the leftists. The leftists hate religiousness and want to uproot all religious observance, well, except for their religion of secular humanism. They worship Gaia as their god and their shrine is the planet which they are going to repair as part of Tikkun Olam. They have adapted their former religion if they have not simply abandoned it making their concepts the definition of religion for all peoples. They deplore violence, unless it targets people who believe in the Judeo-Christian ethic, the set of concepts which they believe are responsible for all the damage done to Gaia and which they are the chosen ones to repair that damage. Their main hate is for organized religion which is outside of politics and especially the Judeo-Christian ethos which built Western Civilization, another item they claim must be torn asunder.

 

They hate Israel, as it is everything with which they wish to do away. It is very much the originating engine of the dreaded Judeo-Christianity. This is why they are cozying up to Islam which provides even another reason to despise Israel and religious Jews. What the Leftist Jews do not realize or are simply in denial is that when the time comes, they will be expendable, as the Jews, including these leftist Jews, will be targeted for eradication. They will be the first as they will be closest and known to be unarmed and so passive they will do whatever they are told, just as long as it is not a Jew or an Israeli telling them what to do. They believe that once they have routed all of those other Jews and the various Christians, they will be able to transform Islam making it fit their belief system. That would be enjoyable to watch as they fail miserably and instead they are targeted for being apostates who practice falsely.

 

One can only wonder what and how it gains anyone to have such deep-seated hatred for the Jews. We are such a minority that there are probably tens or even hundreds of thousands of people who have never met any Jews. I know that my presence lifted a number of such people off those roles as I more often than not resided well off the beaten path and far from my fellow Jews. I am not sure which group was more shocked, the members of the congregation or those who had never knowingly met a Jew. Despite this, the two phrases most often posed were, ‘you do not look Jewish’ and ‘you do not act Jewish.’ When I would respond with ‘how do you know as what is a Jew supposed to look like and act like? If I am the first Jew you have ever met, how do you know? These questions always were met with a sheepish grin and the lowering of one’s head in a form of shame at being outed as having expectations that Jews would be obviously recognizable from normal people. I was often amused when asked where my tail was, how uncomfortable was it to keep it hidden, and similarly what did I do about my horns. Those who asked these questions really got nervous about the entirety and I did what was possible to fend these accusations off with humor. I would tell them that we had hoops on the inside of our jeans where we run our tail on the inside and we file back our horns every morning and before going out at night. I would always end my reply with the start of a laugh such that if they chose to also laugh we could disregard their insensitivity. Much of anti-Semitism originates largely from ignorance which can run rampant when there are so few which have ever studied or read about the Jews and often only know through hearsay and tall tales where the Jews are portrayed as those behind the scene manipulators and perpetrators through which they control politics. Then there are the claims that the Jews have all the money, and I relied on asking them how they could explain my residing amongst them if I were so wealthy. They would slip and talk about the manipulative abilities which the Jews possessed. I would have to confess that most of those I met who had never knowingly met a Jew and who were so often just filled with questions, and this was sometimes entire groups would gather, almost as if they were expecting a class, an in-service on what makes up a Jew. Many people have limited forms of telepathy which they often are able to control but not in any larger measure than the numbers in the regular population. There is little difference between the Jews and the rest of the population in the world. Yes, Jews likely have higher than average reading capabilities as reading has been something every Jewish child has had to learn after their regular lessons, as Hebrew was the language of Torah. Figuring with numbers was another skill prioritized in Jewish homes and telling of our history was important, especially about the two seminal times, the Exodus out of Egypt and the far more recent Shoah or Holocaust. The other item taught by many Jews who are Zionist is the founding and defending of Israel from the Balfour Declaration to our declaration of Israeli statehood and the struggles, wars, renewing of the land and the cultivation of same.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

* Antique print ‘In the Land of Goshen – Evening’ (1912) Unsigned; from a painting by R. Talbot Kelly from “Egypt” Painted and Described by R. Talbot Kelly; Published by Adam & Charles Black, London.

 

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