Deep Cultures - Part II
In a previous post, Deep Cultures - Part I, I reproduced some quotations from a book by Stephen Issacs arguing that "Jewish Liberalism" is a myth, and that Jews are merely voting for a vision of society in which they feel safe.
I argued that this is the reason that powerfully destructive policies are tolerated by their advocates. The effects of those policies on the direct recipients are not nearly so important as the psychic effect on the Jewish proponents of these policies.
What matters is the "statement" that such policies make about the kind of society that we are. A little destruction of non-Jews just isn't that important.
In this Part, I reprint some quotations from a very important book written by Irving Howe in 1976. It is called "World of Our Fathers," and is a comprehensive history of the arrival of Russian Jews in America from 1880 to 1920.
The purpose of the book is to teach young Jews what it means to be Jewish.
Now the parentage of this volume is unquestioned. It is modern, it is not a "forgery" and can still be found on sale at any B. Dalton's, and at WaldenBooks across the nation.
What you find, when you read this perennial seller, is that young Jews are taught to be profoundly antagonistic towards Christianity.
We find on page 182:
"Suspicion of the physical, fear of hurt, anxiety over the sheer pointlessness of play: all this went deep into the recesses of the Jewish psyche. It was a price, hardly the largest, that Jews had paid for the conviction of specialness. They could no more suppress their true feelings about the frivolities of street or gymnasium than they could deny the shudder that passed through them on walking past a church."
Now suppose that a WASP wrote a book to other WASPs suggesting that a "shudder that passed through them on walking past a [synagogue]" was a normal and desirable feeling. In fact, WASPs do not shudder when they see a synagogue.
The truth is that "pluralism" and "tolerance" are not possible in a society when one group reserves the right to teach its children to revile other religions and distrust other peoples. It is a kind of bald hypocrisy that should be publicly opposed because it has consequences.
But there is more.
Irving Howe explains the political and social significance of Lenny Bruce to young Jews on page 572:
"... Bruce did retain the power to shock, in part because he was not, like, say, Norman Mailer, good-natured beneath it all or still infatuated with high art and reputation. Bruce's Goldwater skit was a relatively mild but funny variation on Jewish delusions and gentile nightmares:
"Not many Jews feel hostility toward Goldwater because he is Jewish and changed his religion. See, all Jews did that. I'm Leonard Alfred Schneider, not Lenny Bruce. I'm Lenny Bruce legally, but it was a pain in the ass, man. A lot of dues. So dig. Goldwater lives in Arizona. He did a switch, man. He says, "Frig it. I'll keep my name and I'll change my religion." That was his bit.
"That's weird, you know? Finally we have a man in--that's going to be Goldwater's last step: gets in, gets before the T.V. cameras for the acceptance speech, and he rips off the mask and you see the big nose and the semitic look and the spittle coming out and [Goldwater screaming vindictively] "YAHAHAHAAAAAA! WE'LL BURN ALL THE CHURCHES!"
The fact that Jews understand this joke is rather frightening. No Christian would ever guess that Jews would even fantasize about burning all the Churches. But the suggestion by Bruce that this is a normal action of the unrestrained Jewish "id" is scary because it exposes the motive force behind the drive for "tolerance," civil rights activism, and all of the other unworkable policies advocated by 80 to 90% of Jews.
But then it removes much of the mystery as to why and how such destructive political policies can remain in place year after year without change. Powerful irrational motives support them.
Continuing on page 572:
More ominous, genuinely frightening, was his skit about Christ and the Jews:
". . . you and I know what a Jew is--One Who Killed Our Lord. I don't know if we got much press on that in Illinois--we did this about two thousand years ago--two thousand years of Polack kids whacking the shit out of us coming home from school. Dear, dear. And although there should be a statute of limitations for that crime, it seems that those who neither have the actions nor the gait of Christians, pagans or not, will bust us out, unrelenting dues, for another deuce. "And I really searched it out, why we pay the dues. Why do you keep breaking our balls for this crime?
"Why Jew - because you skirt the issue. You blame it on the Roman Soldiers."
"Alright, I'll clear the air once and for all, and confess. Yes, we did it. I did it, my family. I found a note in my basement. It said:
'We killed him. signed, Morty.' And a lot of people say to me, "Why did you kill Christ?"
"I dunno . . . it was one of those parties, got out of hand, you know." We killed him because he didn't want to become a doctor, that's why we killed him."
For Jews, hostility and fear are tied more to Christianity than to race. That is why so much of our cultural fare from the mass media is so profoundly anti-Christian. A gentile script-writer or producer cannot produce an explicitly pro-Christian show without offending the Jews who work around him. Thus, no such entertainment is produced.
Continuing on page 633:
"There were younger Jews, brought up in a moment of relative tolerance, who grew impatient with the rooted fears of their parents and critical of those Jewish organizations which kept sounding the alarm against even the most trivial anti-Semitic incidents. Trying hard to be evenhanded, such younger Jews would say that they remembered from their youth outbursts of antigentile feeling by their parents, contempt for churches and goyim -- and why were these any better in principle than hatred of Jews by gentiles?"
There you have it! "[A]ntigentile feeling by their parents, contempt for churches and goyim." And in response to the question why such anti-gentile feelings are different when indulged by Jews, we get the classic response:
"In principle, of course, they were not. But the evenhandedness of such younger Jews almost always missed the point, as did their ridicule of Jewish "overreaction" to the threat of anti-Semitism. For behind the words they remembered having heard in their childhood -- fear and disdain of the goyim -- lay an all but endless collective experience. And those who retained a historical sense, something fairly uncommon among the American young, could understand and even sympathize with the "overreaction" of the masses of Jews."
Ethnically based Jewish hostility is justified by "all but endless collective experience." On the other hand, the racial and religious feelings of other groups are bad because they might threaten Jews.
Elegantly simple, isn't it!
Continuing on page 633, Howe suggests that the possibility of aggression by others justifies preemptive aggression by Jews:
"Not many Jews could or dared bring it to speech, but many Jews seemed persuaded that as long as Christianity survived, so must anti-Semitism. The "tradition of the curse" which Christianity had traditionally placed upon those Jews who refused to follow Jesus had become integral to the mythology of our culture, handed down from generation to generation. Joel Carmichael has vividly detailed this process:
"What makes anti-Semitism unique, and uniquely linked to Christianity as such, is the dramatic element of mystical satanism that is the only way specifically Christian thought can explain the historic existence of the Jewish people since the Crucifixion. For if the drama of Christianity is to retain its magnetism, if personal salvation via the redemptive Crucifixion, with or without the intervention of a Church, is to remain a potent symbol for the Christian masses, the Jews constitute an alien, repugnant, and profoundly indigestible element in the world.
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"Not many Jews could have said all this as well as Carmichael, but many of them, one hazards, shared a similar sense of things. They were held by a well-earned sense of historical realism ..."
The ideas and feelings quoted above are classic symptoms of life in the multi-racial and multi-ethnic empire. Veiled ethnic and religious hatreds from those preaching "tolerance". In the multi- racial empire, "tolerance" is always selective.
But having lived for thousands of years scattered in the "diaspora" of other cultures, Jews have naturally used those thousands of years to perfect the techniques of the veiled attack.
It is a technique that any group must master to survive amongst alien peoples.
But if the group to which you belong must be honest and straight with others, then your group had best separate itself into a separate nation, or it will not survive.
To separate from those others in peace (provided they are so inclined!) would be a blessing.
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