Beyond the Cusp

March 20, 2019

The World has Become Filled with a Vicious, Malignant Hatred

 

The recent statements criticizing and condemning Israel using millennial anti-Semitic tropes on Twitter and in her worlds to the United States House of Representatives by Ilhan Omar have received some attention and even glorification in certain circles. These spiteful and hate-filled condemnations of Israel were not enough. Ilhan Omar went on to use another slur, this time against American Jews and Jews who are not Israeli in general accusing them of holding dual loyalties and inferring that their affiliation to Israel was stronger than their love for the United States. She continued claiming that the Jewish Israel lobby, targeting AIPAC, was buying support for Israel, through what could only be taken to mean bribes, commenting that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins Baby!” She made a half-faced apology which was more her being upset that her words were not taken as formal critic of American foreign policy and honest assessment that American Jews are unworthy as Americans due to lack of support. Her perturbations were swept aside and deemed a closed affair with the passing of what we were initially told would be a commitment by the House of Representatives against anti-Semitism but the reality was a generalized condemnation of anti-Semitism along with Islamophobia, immigrants, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, LGBT people, and members of other religious minorities and hate generally. The clincher that Ms. Omar’s derogatory and degrading comments denying equality to the Jewish State and the Jewish supporters of Israel were deemed not to be denounced or protested was that fact that she is still sitting on the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House and as such will have a strong format from which to continue her spite and hate for Israel as well as be permitted to know every detail of intelligence which may be presented to this vital committee where sensitive and often classified information is openly discussed. The greater part of shame, though, is not with Ms. Omar but with the Jewish supporters for Israel and the entirety of the House of Representatives, if not the entire Congress, sitting on their hands refusing to call out the anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic accusations presented before the Congress.

 

But the problem does not stop with just Ilhan Omar; there was also the follow-on accusation from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez immediately following the presumed pushback against Ms. Omar when Ms. Cortez complained about how AIPAC, that pro-Israel Jewish lobbying group, was targeting her and Ms. Omar as well as Rashida Tlaib, the new Representative who has claimed that she also represents the State of Palestine and is in the Congress to be their spokesperson. Do not fear, there will be no complaint of Ms. Tlaib having dual loyalties; she does not support Israel or any other traditional American ally. There was so much left out of this debate, if such a one sided series of events can be called a debate. The small, little, insignificant information which was remarkably not mentioned is that Saudi Arabia and Qatar, amongst others, spend tens of millions of dollars more on lobbying the Congress than AIPAC. There was no mention that numerous Arab and Muslim nations have bought the Chair of Middle Eastern Studies and stacked the professors with anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and often anti-Semitic individuals. Further, these nations are buying sufficient influence over many of the most prestigious Universities to such an extent that it has become commonplace for anti-Israel slant being found in other departments and often the faculty overseeing the school newspaper, deciding which committees are permitted funding and backing by the University and sponsoring anti-Israel events throughout the school year as well as often turning a blind eye when conservative or pro-Israel speakers are denied venue or have their events violently protested including shouting down the speaker so they are not permitted to speak and even physical threats such that speakers have required police escort in order to escape the campus mob. There is far more to the spreading around the world of anti-Semitism often packaged as anti-Zionism, anti-Israelism and Zionism equals racism.

 

The problem is more advanced in Europe where many Jews have ceased wearing a Kippah (Yarmulke) or jewelry and other items which would identify them as Jews. France was forced to use military troops to protect Synagogues and Jewish schools including Jewish pre-school daycares. In Britain, the Labour Party has had a running problem with anti-Semitism. Some of the Labour Party elected officeholders and party leadership have resigned or have been censored for making anti-Semitic remarks. Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has faced accusation of his holding anti-Semitic positions and beliefs. He has simply brushed such criticism aside as if they were nothing and has been granted apparent immunity from such claims. Further, when the Labour Party performed an investigation into the possibility that there was a problem with anti-Semitism in their party, so an inquiry whose remit would be to recommend how Labour could best tackle instances of racism, including cases of antisemitism and Islamophobia, with Baroness Shami Chakrabarti as the person placed in charge, they unsurprisingly were given a fairly clean bill of health. What made this result both unsurprising and uninspiring confidence was the problem that Baroness Shami Chakrabarti has faced criticisms as being anti-Israel and anti-Zionist to such an extent as to have probably made her a less than wonderful choice. There were no smiles from British Jews at her appointment and little if any surprise that she found that there was a higher likelihood of Islamophobic beliefs than of anti-Semitic and that much, if not most, of the presumed anti-Semitism was actually proper condemnation of Israeli policies and political leaders and their treatment of Palestinians and the apparent lack of commitment for peace by the Israeli government. This may pass muster with the British Labour Party, but it did not receive any glowing commendations and there were many calls for an outside investigation into the potential problem and not to accept the cover-up.

 

Then there have been the reactions from the Jewish communities throughout Europe. Recent polling and surveys have revealed that as many as forty-percent of British Jews are seriously considering departing as their lives have been threatened or other forms of intimidation and threats including their fear of anti-Jewish terrorism. Many are eying the United States but a majority has stated that Israel is amongst the nations they are considering or have already chosen. French Jews have become common in Israel with people hearing French spoken in areas of the Tel Aviv metropolitan region. The Jews who remain in France also are considering their potions due to the rampant anti-Semitism they have experienced. Britain and France have the two largest Jewish communities in Europe, so what they decide is important, is becoming influential and can sway the decision by Jews in other countries. A survey conducted by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights at the end of last year found forty-percent of European Jews have considered leaving their home countries over the past five years because of rising anti-Semitism. This figure very much is reflective of the trend in both France and Britain.

 

Members of the Jewish community protest against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Members of the Jewish community protest against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

 

What is even more frightening is the trending decrease in the Jewish population in Europe since the end of the Second World War and with it, the decline in the percentage of Jews residing in the continent (see graphs below). Since the end of the war in 1945, the number of Jews in Europe has dropped by over sixty-three-percent, a drastic reduction by any calculation and it might be ready to shrink even faster. The Arab world divorced themselves largely of their Jews in the decade of the fifties after the end of the 1948-9 war with Israel conducted by six Arab armies and a number of militias and support from other Arab nations. Partly, this exodus of Jews from Europe has aided Israeli population growth. And it is not just Europe where Jews have been departing in great numbers. The Jews in South Africa are departing reportedly due to high crime rates, anti-white animus and the accompanying anti-Semitism which has also been on the rise. On November 21, 1984, Israel began Operation Moses, a seven-week clandestine mission to bring more than 8,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel. But this was not to be the final chapter in the return of the Ethiopian Jews. May 24-25, 1991, almost the entire Jewish Ethiopian community was repatriated to Israel in an incredibly complex operation, and the largest air-train in the history of Israel called Operation Solomon. There has also been the return of the Jews from India who have been welcomed home. The rise in anti-Semitism in the world will serve to increase the rate at which Jews return to their homeland from the Diaspora. But that begs the question of where Israel will place everyone should the population due to immigration triple.

 

Loss of European Jews Since End of World War II

Loss of European Jews Since End of World War II

 

The answer to the question is that we have a large expanse which is not very populated, we call it the Negev. Yes, it is supposedly a desert. We are Israel and will make even the Negev bloom. Install three or four more desalinization plants and a nuclear reactor or two generating electricity and we will be good to go. One fact which bears remembering, the main number of Jews outside of Israel are in the United States. While the United States was once the nation with the largest number of Jews, about a decade ago that was no longer a valid claim as the Jewish population in Israel surpassed that of the United States. The reality in the United States is that many Jewish communities will be all but a memory within twenty years or soon thereafter. This is due to the Jews leaving the faith and becoming Secular Humanists. These are Jews who are finding their identity within politics and their fellow travelers. Most of these Jews are far left and basically a product of the best indoctrination money can buy, and that indoctrination never comes cheaply. They have entered and graduated college, possibly with a higher degree or even a doctorate, but as long as their degree is in the social sciences, their education was more than likely a thorough brainwashing from which many will never recover. That is the state of higher education in many fields and too many schools where part of the curriculum is learning to hate Israel and for many also how to be suspect that the Jew next to you may be an Israeli spy. Well, it may not be all completely gone beyond the cusp and fallen into the abyss, but in far too many high profile schools, there exists an undertow of anti-Israelism and a breeding for anti-Semitism on campus. This may result in some Jews rediscovering that they are Jewish while others will distance themselves as far from Israel and will become some of the most rabid pro-Palestinians on campus as they go to any extreme to prove they are part of the in-crowd. How this will end is still to be determined, but in all honesty, it does not look like there will be a happy ending to this story. The United States was behind Europe in this race to extinction, but it appears that they are catching up and doing so with a vengeance. So, once again the world is racing to figure out what to do with the Jew. Thank Hashem for Israel and this permits the Jews to have an escape plan, something we have lacked for close if not over two-thousand years. If for no other reason, Israel is needed for that day when the world decides that the Jew must be driven from before them, this time they have a place of refuge. Perhaps this is the purpose of the rise in anti-Semitism, to drive every Jew to either leave their religion and family (Jews are both family and coreligionists) or to return to their ancestral home and learn how good it can be to be a Jew residing in Israel.

 

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March 12, 2019

Watchwords of a Leftist are Racist and Fascist

 

It is so easy to tell when somebody is suggesting concepts, laws or ideas where government power is reduced, private rights extended and the “deep state” has a tooth pulled, the person or group engaged in such tactics will invariably be called either a racist or a fascist if not both. These words are used as a rallying cry to engage the intersectionality engine so as to get all the other support groups to circle the wagons around their target and all engage their chosen chant pointing at their now vastly outnumbered victim while the words “racist” and “fascist” ring in their ears. The circled wagons are almost always a sign for the media to gather and quote the chanters in their articles making sure to emphasize that this capitalist or libertarian individual who believes in the rights of the individual over the rights of the collective has for now and evermore been labeled either a “racist” or “fascist” or received the worst charge, a racist fascist. There are so few other accusations which get broader use than racist and fascist, despite the fact that the people being harangued often are anything but what they are accused in order to dismiss their position out of hand. What need be understood is that “racist” and “fascist” are utilized instead of mounting a cogent argument proving that the leftist concept is superior, instead they simply label the person and all they stated as racist or fascist and that dismisses their ideas. Why bother with tedious arguments proving your point and ideas are superior, you are already convinced your ideas are superior and thus any other position is racist or fascist.

 

Living on the left is an easy place to reside. Mostly, nobody calls you out and there are very few rules by which one must live. Once you have mastered intersectionality, which we discussed here as well as here, you then have a guideline of the acceptable causes and the remainder are fascist and racist by definition. The basis for being accepted on the left is to support every protest with equal enthusiasm even should you have no idea what the protest is demanding. The only other item is that you never condemn or criticize any of the other leftist causes included as part of intersectionality and you never ever support those causes which are on the short list of items which are forbidden. These include anything to do with securing the borders, forcing a path to work from welfare or limitations on how long one is allowed to collect government benefits and the most stringent rule is Israel is an evil, apartheid, racist and fascist enterprise to be reviled and anybody who supports Israel is to be driven from the ranks as they are unacceptable. Another item which must always be remembered is that criticism of Israel is always valid by definition and has absolutely nothing to do with anti-Semitism. You can demand that Israelis and their IDF meet standards which are not expected of any other nation because those Israelis, never Jews, always just Israelis though we all know we actually mean those Jews, believe and claim to be better than others, so make them prove this is so. Remember, every time the fascist and racist policies and actions of those Israelis are exposed, it is one more proof that every accusation we have made is valid. Further, anybody stupid enough to try and counter our convictions against Israel, by their actions and acts, they have proven that they are one of those Jewish supremacists who believe that the Jews stand above everyone else. Defending Israel is racist according to the leftists and their intersectionality. When the action was taken by the Israeli government, then it is not only racist, it is also another movement towards complete fascism which is how the Israelis rule their areas, just like fascists. They have elections where only Jews can vote, well, the Arabs are not permitted to vote, well, the Palestinian Arabs. They claim that they have their own government but we know the truth, that Israel rules them and will not allow them a voice because they are racists.

 

Racism is easy to find. Whenever there is a Republican in the White House, that is a racist President. If that Republican President is actually accomplishing what he set out to accomplish, then not only is the government racist, it is also fascist. When a Democrat is in the White House, then everything, no matter what they have done, is considered to be near to if not perfect. If a Democrat President is being blocked by the Congress, then the Congress is racist and using fascist principles to block the word of the people. Anyone who votes for a Republican is racist and may actually also be a fascist. If one votes for the Democrats, then they are enlightened and intelligent. Republicans are always boorish racists and strong-arming fascists. Democrats are enlightened, intelligent and sensitive to the desires of the true American people. An easy way to remember this is, Democrats equals good and Republicans are always evil.

 

This intersectionality thing is also easy to remember and works to one’s benefit. Any cause which has been accepted as meeting the qualifiers to be considered part of intersectionality must be supported by all other groups who have been accepted into intersectionality. These are easily recognized as they meet at the least much of the politics of the Democrat Party. But be wary, as there are certain protests and groups which do not meet the qualification of intersectionality and instead are bigoted, racist and very likely fascist. If you are at a protest and there are no people from the Rainbow Coalition, Boycott-Divestment-Sanction of Israel (BDS), Black Lives Matter, We Are the 99%, abortion rights activists, then you may have joined a racist, fascist and hate-filled rally. Remember, it is not about right or wrong, it is about one of us or the enemy. We on the left are wonderful, accepting, open to discussion (as long as you do not mind one talking in bromides and self-fulfilling circular reasoning), warm and only take strong stands against those things which are racist or fascist, something we allow our all-powerful and super-intelligent leadership to decide.

 

Now the Democrat Party is involved in a movement of flux, a period where changes are taking place. The new face of the Democrat Party consists of people such as Bob Bland, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez and Tamika Mallory on the women’s rights front, with new members of Congress backing them up consisting of but not limited to Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (who else would top this list), Senator Bernie Sanders D-Vermont (yes, we know he was born a Jew but even Jews have their misguided idiots), Rashida Tlaib D-Mich., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y. (our chief editor calls her the gift which keeps on giving) and there were the standard bearers of the far left and the far right. The anti-Semites on the far right are not as dangerous as they are rejected by much of the mainstream conservatives. There are those on the left who will be shielded by the media and their fellow leftists as long as they stay away from obvious statements as have already gotten Sanders, Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortes and Omar, especially Omar, in trouble deep enough that even the media has had to call them out.

 

There are two types of far right, also known as paleo-conservatives such as Pat Buchanan, who are anti-Semites and their main difference is where they place their Jew hatred. The Nazis and allied others place the Jews at the top of their hate list with Blacks and Hispanic close behind while the KKK and their ilk place Blacks and Hispanic ahead of Jews on who to hate. The leftists are a more unique breed as they place Jews at the top of their list and anything conservative closely behind. The leftists do not hate most other groups outside of Jews and are willing to accept Jews, tentatively at that, as long as they are willing to denounce Israel and support the Arab cause against the Jews. These Jews are the useful idiots, as should these people they are aligning themselves with ever gain control over the levers of power, it will not matter if a Jew supported their hate for Israel or remained Zionist; they will at that point simply see Jews and for them Jews are to be eradicated, not just hated. Examples of anti-Semites protected by the majority of those on the left include Al Sharpton, John Lewis, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, Danny Davis, Andre Carson, Cory Booker and many other members of the Black Congressional Caucus. What makes this so sad is that the Jews marched right alongside Blacks in the Civil Rights movement as they saw this as a mutual concern. That generation of Blacks who knew these Jews are no more and their next generation did not know these Jews just as the new Pharos did not know Joseph. This has led to one of the most drastic and quick turnarounds in political history as the Blacks went from joining with the Jews to being diametrically opposed to the Jews and the Jewish State. Making this turnaround even more tragic is it only occurred for one side as the Jews still support equal rights and freedom for all.

 

Thus it has become that should a Jew support Israel, they will no longer be permitted to even join protests for other communities which became so very evident at the Chicago Dyke March where LGBTQ Jews who arrived with rainbow flags with a Star of David were banned, scorned and belittle as not being true to the cause as they apparently supported the racism and fascism that is presumably Israel. Because their flags had that abhorrent Star of David, these supporters were rejected and denied the right to march for a cause which they were just as involved and ardent about as the other marchers. The problem is that they were considered to be antagonistic to the Palestinian cause and supportive of Israel. This crosses the intersectionality agreement where in order to be accepted, one must accept those causes which are acceptable to the rest of the leftists and if one should break ranks in any means, then they are no longer permitted to enjoy the right to protest which is a denial of their right to free speech.

 

Multi-Colored Flags with a Star of David

Multi-Colored Flags with a Star of David

 

If we may close speaking about Israel and the consequences of supporting her right to exist, we will appreciate such. According to the ‘Lords of Intersectionality,’ Israel must be rejected as they have determined that Israel is racist and fascist. Why is Israel racist? Well, because she refuses to permit people from a separate nation, the Arab Palestinians, to vote in their elections and to claim any and every inch of the country followed by their long awaited and desired slaughter of the Jews which will resemble, allow us to quote Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League who stated as the armies of six Arab nations reinforced by numerous militias organized to attack Israel on the morning Israel declared her statehood on May 15, 1948 in what the Arabs called their War of Annihilation, “It will be a war of annihilation. It will be a momentous massacre in history that will be talked about like the massacres of the Mongols or the Crusades.” This has also been phrased as the Jews ending up in the sea. It was at a speech given as part of the “>a href=https://archive.org/details/arabstatesandthe012664mbp target=blank>The Arab States And The Arab League A. Documentary Record Vol. I Constitutional Developments,” where Dr. Fadhil Jamali, Iraqi Representative to the United Nations, speaking to the Arab League, February 6, 1955, stated (direct quote is provided by Algemeiner),


I asked them (Arab League members) how Palestine was lost. It had been lost for two basic reasons: one, because we deluded ourselves by underestimating the power of our opponent and by thinking that the Jews were not powerful. The highest official in the League said that with 300 soldiers or North African Volunteers we could throw the Jews into the sea. The war started and His Excellency then said that with 3,000 North African Volunteers we could throw them into the sea. The second reason was that we thought that we were strong enough to face the world but the fact was that we did not estimate our own strength correctly. This then was the issue of Palestine. It seemed a trifling thing at the time but we did not know that behind the Jews of Palestine stood World Zionism with its resources in every major country.

 

We could easily contest the every major country part of the statement as the only nation to provide weapons which Israel desperately required in 1948 was Czechoslovakia. The commonly made statement that the United States has always stood behind Israel is patently false. This can be proven with the simple graph below which depicts the total aid given Israel by the United States by year and one can easily see that United States aid to Israel did not become a major factor until the early 1970’s. Allow us to explain the situation with Israel by a simple analogy. You receive information that there is a group of a couple hundred people in a field a mile from your house preparing to come and burn your house down. What would you do? Call the police, right. Where the police would tell you there is nothing they can do until a crime has been committed and that you can call back once they have started, you would get upset and still they would claim they will send a car by. They won’t. But these people who wish to burn your house down want to intimidate you first, so they stand surrounding your house and start throwing rocks through your windows. Now, when you call the police, they will hopefully respond. This is the case with Israel. The Arab world has wanted to burn our house down for over one-hundred years, even before we had fully moved in and declared the house ours. They had this strange habit of screaming warnings and threats and launching projectiles while massing on the Israeli borders. The police Israel calls is the IDF, and as they take orders from the people placing the call, they respond quite quickly. For some strange reason, probably we have found that when the Arabs claim they are going to come to dispossess us of our homeland and kill most if not all of us in the process, they mean it and will attack very soon. So when this happens we call the IDF, they respond, and then the media will cover the attack by Israel. Meanwhile, they had largely ignored the projectiles launched into Israel and the fields which were burned down costing farmers that year’s crop and burned down orchards which take many years to replace as well as forests and game reserves. This was not worthy of a report in much of the media. But as soon as Israel attacks, then come the headlines which tell the entire story, except the part about the past three months of rockets and other projectiles launched into Israel are in paragraph twelve of the fourteen paragraph story because research has informed the media that the third from the last paragraph is the least read in any article over eight paragraphs. Tricky, those media people, tricky they are. The last Gaza war, Operation Protective Edge it was called, before Israel attacked with ground forces, over two to three thousand rockets had been launched into Israeli cities and it was not until the daily numbers exceeded one hundred per day and Hamas and Islamic Jihad began using their largest rockets targeting Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv that Israel responded. Another misrepresentation is the media claiming that Israel sends in ground forces in order to maximize damages and casualties. The reality is exactly the opposite. Israel sends in ground forces so as to target only combatants and to minimize civilian casualties. We need to point out that the Terrorist rulers of Gaza will remove the ammunition, weapons and identifying markers from a dead terrorist and then call the media to take pictures of the latest civilians killed. If Israel so desired to minimize IDF casualties, she could sit outside Gaza and use aircraft, naval artillery, and tanks and level all of Gaza killing tens of thousands and largely not lose any IDF soldiers. Israel does not take the indiscriminant mode of simply kill everything and instead sends in ground forces who will enter buildings to assure that the target they shoot is a combatant as often the snipers force entire families to sit with them as shields.

 

United States Israel Aid (Military)

United States Israel Aid (Military)

 

Lastly, the accusation that Israel is racist because they only target Arabs and Muslims is false. First, there are Arabs living in Israel who are Jews, Christians and Muslim as well as other faiths. These people are treated exactly the same as every other Israeli. For those who refuse to believe such, we invite you for a visit or a few weeks or months to see for yourself. Yes, we treat the Arab Palestinians differently just as the United States treats Mexicans, Canadians and North Korean differently. The Arab Palestinians inform us with their every broadcast that they are our implacable enemies and want us all dead. This is not exactly the form of activity you perform if you wish to be accepted. Yes, they go through checkpoints as they are entering another nation from a semiautonomous zone if they are living under the Palestinian Authority and a separate nation completely free of Israeli interference except when they push for a war, something they are currently threatening and Egypt is desperately attempting to stave off such an eventuality. Israel left all of Gaza even to the point of reinterring our dead within Israel otherwise, they would have been dug from their graves and desecrated. We left millions of dollars worth of functioning greenhouses already planted so they could have a start at an economy. The greenhouses were destroyed and the piping turned into rockets and sent back to Israel with an explosive charge atop. The rockets launched from Gaza are seldom targeting any military target and instead are intentionally targeting civilian locations. Hamas and Islamic Jihad claim that every Israeli from the unborn to someone over one-hundred years old are all combatants because every Jew in Israel desires killing an Arab. This claim is the greatest example of projection one will ever find as the Quran is interpreted by many to guarantee a Muslim be placed in paradise should they murder a Jew. It does not matter if the Quran actually guarantees paradise for the murdering of a Jew, it only maters that they believe the Quran promises them this. If the Palestinian Arab is from the Palestinian Authority and murders a Jew, they and their family are guaranteed a payment, for as long as Abbas can find the cash, into perpetuity, and it is a very healthy check which guarantees one’s family living the good life. This is important in an area where jobs are scarce and becoming more scarce thanks to the BDS movement. Those “evil” Israeli companies beyond the Green Line employ tens of thousands of Arab Palestinians at the same rate the Israelis earn and at these plants, the Arabs often are managerial position and have Jews working under them. Each time the BDS succeeds in closing one of these companies, hundreds or even thousands of Arab Palestinians lose their well paying job. When SodaStream relocated inside the Green Line, five-hundred Arab Palestinians lost their jobs. Finally, we hear about the fact that Palestinians go through checkpoints in order to enter Israel, ever wonder what Israelis have to do to enter the Palestinian areas? Well, here is a picture worth a thousand words which depicts what an Israeli is told about entering the Palestinian areas, and the information on the sign is beautified compared to the reality if they were caught within these areas.

 

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March 6, 2019

Rising World of Anti-Semitism

 

Thanks to the Congressional election of 2018, the fact is that anti-Semitism can still infect governing bodies of nations as the United States has elected three or more anti-Semites whose hatred of Jews is so obvious; their own party leaders have denounced some of their statements and Tweets demanding for them to apologize. Their apologies were less than satisfying and their return to detestable statements has cemented the fact that anti-Semitism now sits in the United States Congress and as such could eventually sit in the White House leading that nation. Now BTC editorialists know that no nation should elect such a leader, that should be impossible and you should know that. But is it really impossible for such? Let’s take a look over at Europe. Currently, if what many are predicting turns out to be true, the current ruling party will not be the one which chooses the next coalition and their main adversary may even have sufficient to rule absolutely without the need for smaller parties supporting them. We are speaking of the British Labor Party. Should the British Labor Party win in the House of Commons, they will select the next Prime Minister to sit at 10 Downing Street. Parties normally select the leader of their party to fill that address and the current Labor Party leader is Jeremy Corbyn, a man who calls Hamas and Hezballah leaders and members his friends. He, and his Labor Party, have been embroiled in charges of anti-Semitism which they have conveniently brushed aside claiming they are only anti-Israel or anti-Zionist. This is the new fig leaf behind which anti-Semitism is currently ensconced. It is the fig leaf which Jeremy Corbyn uses to attempt and play off his honestly overt anti-Semitism.

 

That brings up a question of how does one separate honest criticism of Israel from criticism which crosses into anti-Semitism? One of the most accepted tests is called the “3D test of anti-Semitism.” These three D’s are delegitimization of Israel, demonization of Israel, and subjecting Israel to double standards. We would like to point out that the easiest one to detect is the last, the double standard. When the BDS Movement refuses to boycott other nations which have a worse human rights record or also are occupying disputed lands, or are committing specious activities considered worse or are far more oppressive than Israel, then they are using a double standard when judging Israel. When they call for Israel to be destroyed through accepting many millions of refugees from the Arab world or making one super state out of the Palestinian Authority regions, Hamas’s Gaza, the aforementioned refugees and Jordan, these are forms of delegitimization as it transforms Israel from the homeland of the Jewish People into another Arab majority state with the Jews a likely persecuted minority. The final one is easily explained as when one refers to Israel as Nazi or the IDF of using Nazi tactics of genocide, then you have demonization. These are outright obvious examples and there are numerous far more nuanced means of still failing the Three D’s test. This test has been approved and adopted by the United States State Department in 2010 and remained in use until in 2017 when they adopted the Working Definition of Anti-Semitism authored by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. The Working Definition of Anti-Semitism has become the virtually universal accepted definition adopted by numerous governments, the European Union, the United Nations Security Council and numerous NGO’s. It has also been rejected as being a Jewish induced plot to absolve Israel of her crimes against the Arab Palestinians, which is a form of anti-Semitism in and of itself. When one refuses to accept the otherwise accepted definition of actions of which they are guilty in order to claim that their actions are not anti-Semitism, they probably are strongly anti-Semitic.

 

Further proof is readily found simply by reading almost any major newspaper, even the NYT, and within a week or so, there you will find articles reporting of Jews being attacked; Jewish cemeteries being desecrated; Synagogues being firebombed, desecrated, windows shot out, swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs painted on them or Jewish shops such as bakeries and kosher markets vandalized. These reports are currently more prevalent in Europe, but the United States is doing what she can to catch up. I remember when if you claimed that anti-Semitism was coming to the United States and growing there, you were basically laughed out of the conversation and people treated you like you were a nut case. There probably are places where such is still the case, but these are becoming rare as even the most news averse person will have at least overheard at least one conversation about the new and fresh anti-Semitism elected to the United States Congress or the near certainty that Jeremy Corbyn will become the next Prime Minister in Britain, depending on your circle of friends and coworkers and location. My advantage in reading the tea leaves about the growing anti-Semitism came by way of observation and experience which initially encouraged me to run faster than everyone else and later to be glad of my size as that prevented my need for speed which with age decreased greatly. Moving often for a decade also led to sampling most of the United States simply as my work had me living in a new Motel 6 every month to month and a half. The experiences and ability to see reality is greatly enhanced under such conditions though it can be a difficult life.

 

The problem has surfaced in one place which most people would have suspected Jews would be safe if only due to their numbers, the Jewish bergs of New York. It has reached the point where the NYT asks, “Is It Safe to Be Jewish in New York?” as well as the Forward where they reported, “Is A String Of Attacks Against Brooklyn Jews Really About Anti-Semitism?” But despite anti-Semitism only recently making appearances in the mainstream news coverage, an article by the Anti-Defamation League from November of 2017 reported, “Anti-Semitic Incidents Up 96 Percent in N.Y State in 2017,” proving that the problem has been growing for some time. Below we are including a video from PIX 11 News with a report about a gang attack of a Jewish sixteen-year-old youth in Queens, New York. And if we wish to cross the Atlantic into Europe, we find this in today’s Times of Israel where they reported, “Belgian carnival float condemned for anti-Semitic puppets of Jews.” Perhaps the most damning comes from CNN with the title, “Anti-Semitism is so bad in Britain that some Jews are planning to leave.”

 

 

The entire world has not gone around the bend; it just appears that way. Below, we have included a map which depicts percentage of people with anti-Semitic views, often a fairly accurate indicator of anti-Semitism. There are numerous forms of anti-Semitism. There are those who simply hate Jews, period. This is what is found throughout much of the Middle East and North Africa (the Arab Muslim world), in groups such as the neo-Nazis (todays Nazis), the KKK and new on the list is Black Lives Matter. There are those who claim that the Jews are the reason they failed because the Jews controlled their company, the media, the banks, or have too much influence in the government or any number of the tropes Jews have heard for centuries. The newer version is that the Zionists or Israelis controlled their company, the media, the banks, or have too much influence in the government. You probably noted a similarity between the two lists, that is because they are the same excuses and stories which simply get recycled. The story that the Jews bake their Matzah using the blood of non-Jewish victims who they kidnap choosing some hapless soul and place them in a machine which has sharp points on the inside and tumbles bleeding out the person has been used by the Christian world and the Muslim world and has recently begun to be used by NGO’s and will likely spread once more. Another version of this blood-libel which is also in use is that the IDF steals body parts, eyes, kidneys, and other organs etc. for use in the Israeli hospitals, as they need these for Jewish patients. Anybody with even a cursory knowledge of medicine would immediately note that this would never work as transplants require genetic matching to have any possibility of being successful, thus it would be insane to go about such in this manner. The body parts falsehood is simply a modernized version of the Matzoh libel. Then there is the Czarist anti-Semitic invention “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” (Russian: Протоколы сионских мудрецов) or “The Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion” which weave a tale describing how the Jews are planning to take over the world, all 0.02% of the world population, the Jews, are going to take over the world. What was astonishing is that this was believed by the Russian people as they assisted in the pogroms and often with mass slaughtering of Russian Jews. This fiction is still being printed and distributed and has regained popularity in some places around the world. The only fortunate side to this is that it is most appreciated in areas where the Jews are already quite disliked, one could say hated. Mein Kampf has returned to print and supposedly is selling well despite a disclaimer that much of what is enclosed as being untrue, plus it can be found and read in its entirety on the Internet. You really can find just about everything on the Internet. All these things are going to do is add fuel to a fire which will soon be burning completely out of control across far too many swaths of land and groups of nations and people, more fuel is the one thing which is not needed.

 

World Wide Anti-Semitism

 

Then there are the defenses given by people which in and of themselves are simply a way of excusing their hatred and actions, sometimes explaining such to themselves so they will be able to dismiss their guilt and feel perfectly fine with their hatreds. Our favorite excuse is simply ridiculous and it goes, “Some of my best friends are Jews.” Then there is the excuse that, “Well, there are Jews who also claim that Israel is a horrible and racist place.” That or other claims against Israel, as that appears to be the main place this excuse is used and the people using it honestly believe that it holds some or complete validity. Here’s a small inside look into the Jews, some of the world haters of Jews have been Jews. Our favorite Jewish Jew hater is George Soros. He has claimed he cannot be anti-Semitic because he is Jewish and has many Jewish friends and a good number of his Jewish friends agree with him. We have to credit him with using the most number of refutable reasons which are refuted as they simply prove nothing. The Jews have been on both sides of virtually every issue since Moses and the twelve spies. Simple historic proof comes from two of the greatest murderers of Jews, Hitler and Stalin. Hitler claimed the Jews were all Communists and thus a threat to the Nazi state while simultaneously, Stalin claimed the Jews were national socialist supporters and enemies of the Soviet Union. There is a small validity to that as Jews supported the Communists and the National Socialists when their parties first rose to power and well before it became evident that the Jews were going to be used as the scapegoat by both the Nazis and the Soviets. Jews in the Muslim World, especially the Arab parts were also murdered in pogroms, rioting and other violence including in the Holy Land where the British often stood by and watched these riots until the Arabs came too close to the British before they would fire a single warning shot in the air bringing the violence to an end. Some anti-Semites are so sure that their hatred is founded will actually state, “Well, you know, that is how those people are.” This is an unfortunate truth about all too many people, that they are so assured in their misbeliefs actually believing their excuses will indemnify them against being called a racist, an anti-Semite, an Islamophobe or whatever hatred in which they are steeped. Hatred is one of those unexplainable truths which exists and will remain prevalent in so many different forms all of which have one thing in common, they are self-enforcing through the circular logic which is used in powering their vile, loathing hostilities. Racial, religious, nationalist and other bigotries will likely never disappear until the coming of the Messiah, in the meantime, all we can do is to uncover and reveal these despicable acts for what they are, unfounded hate. Anti-Semitism is just one of the oldest of these hatreds which has morphed into the forms of anti-Israel and anti-Zionist maligning defamation where many of the old stereotypical tropes have simply been made into nationalistic based falsehoods being presented as truth. Many of these are so easily taken apart as to be ridiculous, but people insist that they know the real secret which the rest of humanity is simply too blind to see. You cannot argue with such people as their minds are already set and nothing will sway them or force them to reconsider their beliefs. Even if you are able to silence them temporarily, they will simply walk away convinced, in the case of anti-Semitism, anti-Israelism or anti-Zionism, that you have been co-opted and turned by the Jew influence and that you are the one who needs to reconsider your lack of enmity towards the Jews, Jewish state or Jewish love of Israel.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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