Today’s challenge is to see how many articles I can bring to your attention in the 20 minutes before I head off for the dojo to punch and kick my political blues away. Here goes:
UNESCO tries to erase Jewish history. The world would be a better place without the UN and all of its many subparts, including the malevolent UNRWA and UNESCO. The latter is in the headlines now for denying a Jewish connection to Jerusalem that spans more than 3,000 years, and instead giving the imprimatur of ownership to the Ottoman Turks who imposed their tyrannical rule for a few hundred years in recent history.
Hatred of Jews is hardwired in Europeans: Seth J. Frantzman has written a deservedly viral post about the endemic hatred of Jews that seems to be hardwired into European DNA:
The moment the gas chambers finished operating many European states embraced “human rights” and began lecturing the world on “human rights.” The day they stopped committing war crimes, they wanted to have an international criminal court to put on trial non-Europeans. The continent that produced the greatest engineered mass murder in human history, on such a precise, mechanical scale, then became the arbiter of what is “human rights”.
At the precise point when many Europeans abandoned Christianity, which had been their excuse for hating Jews who were accused of “killing Christ”, Europeans now decided Jews were a separate “alien” and “parasitical” race. Secularism informed them of race theory and social Darwinism and Jews were at the bottom of that ladder. Anti-semitism, the hatred of Jews as being semitic and thus non-white, non-European, became the new reason to hate Jews. In each generation in Europe the reason for hating Jews took on a new logic. Grandfather hated them for being non-Christian. Dad hated them for “racially scientific reasons”, for being semites. And the current generation hates them for being nationalist and having a state.
It’s extraordinary that such a small group of people in the world, who only make up some 12 million or so out of 7 billion, are always the object of this European obsession. It isn’t enough they put 6 million in gas chambers. Nothing satisfies the anger and visceral obsessive, pathological hatred in these European minds but the disappearance of the Jewish people. In Norway, France, the UK, so many politicians, academics and others obsess over Jews. They don’t obsess over Sikhs or Albanians, they aren’t concerned with Burma or Zimbabwe, only with Jews and Israel.
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Incidentally, I do think the latest generation of Jew hatred can be summed up in a single sentence: “The Europeans will never forgive the Jews for Auschwitz.”