Jun 8, 2011
The Occidental Observer Newsletter - Guilt-tripping the Europeans by Kevin MacDonald and Pierre de Craon on creativity PLUS two blogs by Kevin MacDonald
Date: Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 7:35 PM
Hitler's key letter on why antisemitism is important was just purchased for $150,000. See: http://tinyurl.com/3twtu6t
A translation of the letter itself can be found at:
The letter is important because it is the first documented instance where Hitler said or did anything antisemitic. (Historians debate whether he became a rabid antisemite in Vienna before WW1, as he claims in Mein Kampf, or whether he began to espouse this ideology in Munich after the war.)
He wrote the letter in answer to an inquiry at the request of Captain Karl Mayr of the Reichswehr, who had hired him in the army's program of indoctrination of returning POWs and observation of political groups. Just four days before writing this letter, Hitler had attended a meeting of the DAP (which he would later rename NSDAP) for the first time. An interesting relic!
Yale Pulls the Plug on Anti-Semitism Institute
Anti-Defamation League is upset about the decision.
Yale University has discontinued its institute dedicated to the study of anti-semitism.
A faculty review committee said the 5-year-old Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism did not meet its standards on research and teaching, the New Haven Register reports,
The national director of the ADL said that, whatever the problems were, Yale should have tried to fix them, rather than shut down the program.
"Especially at a time when anti-Semitism continues to be virulent and anti-Israel parties treat any effort to address issues relating to anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism as illegitimate, Yale's decision is particularly unfortunate and dismaying," Abrahma Foxman said in a statement.
Political Science professor Donald Green told the Register that all programs are reviewed after five years on how well they promote interdisciplinary research and instruction at Yale.
"Little scholarly work appeared in top-tier journals in behavioral science, comparative politics, or history. Courses created in this area did not attract large numbers of students," Green said.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue is just as bad as ADL's Abe Foxman! "JON STEWART INSULTS CATHOLICS"--Bill get a life!
The recent rash of civilian killings by NATO forces in occupied
Explanations and Excuses for Civilian Killings:
Apologists for the NATO killings of civilians are as abundant as their explanations are lacking in substance. Pentagon spokespeople speak of “accidents”, “errors of war”, “collateral damage”; media pundits blame the guerrilla fighters for engaging in warfare in areas populated by civilians; neo-conservative academics and their “think tank” colleagues blame Islamic fundamentalism for converting villagers to their cause and “forcing” NATO to kill civilians in order to create martyrs and to use their deaths as a recruiting device.
These patently superficial explanations raise more questions than answers, or in some cases, inadvertently refute the justification for the entire war. The “error of war” argument begs a more basic question: what kind of war is NATO-US engaged in that constantly finds the guerrillas ‘melting’ into the population, while the occupation breaks down doors and perceives each and every household as a possible sanctuary, or outpost of the resistance? What kind of military relies on high altitude fighter planes and pilotless planes directed from distant command posts to attack population centers, in which commerce, farming and household economies engage the population? Clearly only an army of occupation, an imperial army, is willing to repeatedly sacrifice a multitude of civilians to kill a single or a few suspected combatants. Only a military operating in a hostile civilian environment is going to assume that lodged behind every door of every home there is an “enemy”; that every family is sheltering a combatant; that it is better to “go in shooting” then to risk a bullet in the gut. ‘Accidents of war’ do not ‘just happen’ for an entire decade, covering an entire country. The killing of civilians is a result of a war of imperial conquest against an entire people who resist the occupation in whatever form is appropriate to their circumstance. The pilots and ground troops recognize that they are a hostile alien force, whose presence is commanded from above by Generals and politicians dealing with abstract schemes of ‘terrorists-linked to Al Qaeda’ that have no relation to the dense web of personal bonds of solidarity between resistance fighters and civilians on the ground in Afghanistan.
Working from these abstract categories, the strategists label extended family compounds as ‘hideouts’; family gatherings as ‘terrorist meetings’; trade caravans as ‘guerilla smugglers’. The conflicting interests of the imperial politicians, generals, strategists and military officers on the one hand and the civilian population and resistance form an immense gap. The greater the number of civilian/combatants killed the faster the career advances for imperial officers –eager for promotions and prized pensions. “Success”, according to the imperial world view is measured internationally by the number of client rulers; nationally by the number of flags pinned to the war maps denoting ‘secure cities’; and locally by the body counts of massacred families.
On the ground, among the millions in intimate family and clan circles, where sorrow and anger co-exist, resistance in all of its manifold forms unfolds: Sacred vows and the profane pledges to ‘fight on’ grow out of the millions of daily humiliations affecting young and old, wives and husbands, in homes, markets, roads and by-ways. The hostile stare of a mother sheltering an infant from soldiers breaking into a bedroom is as telling as the crackle of gunfire of a sniper hidden in a mountain crevice.
A People’s War: Not a War on Terror
The killing of civilians is not “accidental”. The fundamental reason that so many civilians are killed, everyday, in every region for over a decade, is because the civilians and the combatants are indistinguishable. The image of the Afghan combatants as some kind of footloose professional bomb throwing terrorist is completely off the mark. Most Afghan fighters have families, cultivate farmland and tend herds; they raise families and attend mosque; they are ‘part-time civilians’ and part-time fighters. Only in the schematic minds of the “great strategists of war” in the Pentagon and NATO headquarters do such distinctions exist. Their deadly military mission to ‘save the people from terrorist fundamentalists’, a self-serving self-deception, is, in fact, a ladder up the military-political hierarchy. Each step up depends on waging a ‘just war’ to a successful conclusion.
The civilian-combatants are a mass popular phenomenon. How else can we explain their capacity to sustain armed resistance for over a decade, indeed, advancing with the passing of time? How can we explain their military success against the armed forces and advisers from 40 countries, including the
Weddings are bombed because combatants attend weddings – along with hundreds of relatives and friends. Villages are bombed because peasants cultivate crops, which contribute to the resistance. Civilian shelters become military sanctuaries.
Israeli Jew turned Catholic priest named head of papal court - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
|Crypto-Judaism in the Catholic Church|
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 01:44 PM PDT
An article in Haaretz ("Israeli Jew turned Catholic priest named head of papal court") describes one David Maria Jaeger who "converted" from Judaism to Catholicism and will now become a member of the highest court in the Vatican. The word 'converted' is in quotes because it's apparent that Jaeger has in no sense ceased being a Jew. Jaeger was born in Tel Aviv and had a Jewish religious education before assuming his high position in the Church.
It is stunning that a very prominent Catholic has a deep Jewish identity and thinks of the Church as just another non-governmental international organization. The ceremony for his ascendancy in Rome will be attended by his sister Leah, an Israeli citizen, bringing a sculpture by Menashe Kadishman, a famous Israeli sculptor. He served as legal adviser to the delegation that negotiated the Vatican's Fundamental Agreement with Israel–sort of like having Dennis Ross negotiate with the Israelis on behalf of the U.S.
Beginning in the 15th century in Spain, people like Jaeger were called Conversos or Marranos (pigs)—Jews who had the appearance but not the reality of having converted to Catholicism. The Inquisition was designed to ferret such people out and subject them to penalties. Indeed, a major problem in the eyes of the Inquisition was that the Church itself had been infiltrated by Jews pretending to be Catholics (see here, p. 118; I deal with Jewish apologia on the Inquisition, including denials that crypto-Jews had infiltrated the Catholic Church here, p227ff).
During the centuries of the Inquisition, the Church acted as if it was much more than an international NGO. It was a community of faith where ethnic networking on behalf of non-believers was the ultimate betrayal. In the contemporary world, crypto-Judaism in the Church results in high office and, who knows, perhaps election as the next pope. (Jaeger is so upfront about identifying as a Jew that perhaps calling him a crypto-Jew is inaccurate. Making statements like Jaeger's could only have been a death wish during the period of the Inquisition.) Whatever the past successes of the Church in defense of our people, the appointment of a strongly identified Jew to a position in the Church hierarchy is certainly a bad sign indeed of the state of Catholicism in the contemporary world.
Jewish claims regarding their "biblical" origins are manifest malarkey... but James's explanation needs some further comment.
Because numbers of Jews lived in Spain & Germany it does not follow that a genetic link with the indigenous people exists (for which there is no evidence) any more than the presence of large numbers of Blacks or Asians in America demonstrates a genetic connection between them and the European ethnic majority.
A very germane comment on Jewish origins was made by H. G. Wells, in his "Outline of History":
"There can be little doubt that the scattered Phoenicians in Spain and Africa and throughout the Mediterranean, speaking as they did a language closely akin to Hebrew and being deprived of their authentic political rights, became proselytes to Judaism. For phases of vigorous proselytism alternated with phases of exclusive jealousy in Jewish history. On one occasion the Idumeans, being conquered, were all forcibly made Jews. There were Arab tribes that were Jews in the time of Mohammed, and a Turkish people (Khazars) who were mainly Jews in South Russia in the ninth century. Judaism is indeed the reconstructed political ideal of many shattered peoples - mainly Semitic. It is to the Phoenician contingent and to the Aramean accessions in Babylon that the financial and commercial traditions of the Jews is to be ascribed. But as a result of these coalescences and assimilations, almost everywhere in the towns throughout the Roman Empire, and far beyond it in the east, Jewish communities traded and flourished, and were kept in touch through the Bible, and through a religious and educational organization. The main part of Jewry never was in Judea and had never come out of Judea.
-- H. G. Wells, The Outline of History, Book VI - Christianity and Islam. © 1920,1949
Prof. Roland B. Dixon, of Harvard, wrote in 1923, "The most important single factor, however, in the differentiation of the Asiatic borderland... was the conversion to Judaism in the eighth century of the Khazars. In these (Khazars)... we may in all probability see the origin of the great mass of the east European Jews of today."
Arthur Koestler wrote:
"The general picture that emerges from these fragmentary pieces of information is of a migration of Khazar tribes and communities into those regions of Eastern Europe - mainly Russia and Poland- where at the dawn of the Modern Age, the greatest concentrations of Jews were found. This has led several historians to conjecture that a substantial part, and perhaps the majority of eastern Jews - and hence of world Jewry - might be of Khazar and not of Semitic origin."
-- Arthur Koestler, The Thirteenth Tribe (1976), pp. 15,16
Alfred Lilienthal wrote:
"That the Khazars are the lineal ancestors of Eastern European Jewry is an historical fact. Jewish historians and religious textbooks acknowledge the fact, though the propagandists of Jewish nationalism belittle it as pro-Arab propaganda."
-- Alfred Lilienthal, What Price Israel, Henry Regnery (1953), p. 222
Col. John Beaty wrote:
"As time passed, it came about that these Khazar people of mixed non-Russian stock, who hated the Russians and lived under Babylonian Talmudic law, became known in the western world, from their place of residence and their legal-religious code, as Russian Jews."
-- Col. John Beaty, Iron Curtain Over America (1951), p. 20
Tens of thousands of these non-Israelite 'Jews' migrated to America prior to 1880. Millions have come since.
More recently, Israeli Historian Shlomo Sand wrote, "The Invention of the Jewish People."
Sand wrote, "I don't think that the historical myth of the exile and the wanderings is the source of the legitimization for me being here (in Israel), and therefore I don't mind believing that I am Khazar in my origins. I am not afraid of the undermining of our existence, because I think that the character of the State of Israel undermines it in a much more serious way. What would constitute the basis for our existence here is not mythological historical right, but rather would be for us to start to establish an open society here of all Israeli citizens."
Sand wrote further: "In the Israeli discourse about roots there is a degree of perversion.
This is an ethnocentric, biological, genetic discourse. But Israel has no existence as a Jewish state: If Israel does not develop and become an open, multicultural society we will have a Kosovo in the Galilee. The consciousness concerning the right to this place must be more flexible and varied, and if I have contributed with my book to the likelihood that I and my children will be able to live with the others here in this country in a more egalitarian situation I will have done my bit."
-- Shlomo Sand, The Invention of the Jewish People (2009)
There may be many questions concerning who the Jewish people are,
but there can be no serious question as to who they are NOT.
- Jack Martin
Actually, the oldest historical claim that Hebrews (as a distinct people) have goes back to about 700 BC or so. Much of their history, like the captivity in Egypt, is a myth. The most ancient Hebrews were just a Bedouin tribe... that is, Arabs. There ia good argument that the first Jews, as Jews, were those who rejected Jesus Christ. It was their hatred that made them a new nation and an example to Christians of a people lost to evil.
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