Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day that was once a memorial day, a day of looking back, but is now a chilling tocsin of what the future might hold. Everywhere in the world, antisemitism is on the rise. Nor is this the cold, clinical antisemitism that once characterized England — the kind where people would sniff at someone and say “Oh, he’s a Jew.” Jews might be socially ostracized and subject to petty humiliations, but they were not tortured, killed, or denied civil rights by their own government.
All over the world today, including in England, Jews are facing a worldwide rise in violent antisemitism that his not just a “chill,” is a scary, furnace-like heat. (I keep mentioning England because it has swung more violently than any other European country from an “I don’t care” view of Jews to a blood-thirsty hatred for Jews and Israel.) I don’t have the heart or the time to detail the attacks. I will share with you a video showing what happens to Jews when the world turns on them, with the background music being an extremely rare recording of Bergen-Belsen survivors signing the “Hatikvah.”
By the way, David Goldman (Spengler) has the good news, which is that Jew hating-societies are dying off, because off low birth rates. Jews stand for life (“I say to you, choose life“), so it’s not surprising that these cultures embrace death, their own and other’s. The problem, of course, is that these dying cultures can still cause a lot of trouble as they grapple with their own convulsive death throes.