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The Jews & The Israelis &

Me

When I was a kid—barely a teenager—there were two reasons for


me to cross over the Williamsburgh Bridge into Manhattan from my
Woodhaven, Queens home: one, to pick up and take home my
grandfather, Gramps, from his small grocery store on the Lower
East Side’s Rivington Street; or, to look for my father at his
workplace in Greenwich Village, the Department of Justice’s Federal
Detention Headquarters which all in my family referred to as “FDH.”
The Lower East Side and Greenwich Village were two colourful
locales in the early 1950s. Their ambiences aroused in me
dominant emotional effects and appeals that remain with me
today. I could sense a fervour for life among the people populating
these places although I was too youthful to know why I was living or
what even for. These areas also suggested an exciting disparity to
the rows and rows of Archie Bunker Queens suburban dwellings,
victims of urban planning, which populated my neighbourhood. The
Hasidic Jews on the Lower East Side and the “crazies” in the village
were reasons alone worth making the jaunt into Manhattan.
I did not know it at the time, but the mania of McCarthyism was an
important concern of my parents, older family members, and other
grown-ups in my circle of acquaintances who were adamant about
politics. When I went into Manhattan to dawdle about these places
furtively, I did not realize that a lunatic fringe of Northamerican
politics was affecting all of us very profoundly, and was, on each
trip, tainting my own innocent spirit with hatred, and was
impressing on my subconsciousness, by frequent repetition, the
painful emotions of humiliating disgrace and disrepute. Those
about me did not understand what they detested, and so they
feared what they scorned. There is no glory or pride when one
loathes. (Damnant quod non intelligunt.) McCarthyism’s distortions
fettered freedom so proficiently, my family members were
burdened with strong regret, censure and reproach—effects they
could not understand were playing havoc with their blind adherence
to conservatism and their desire to be happy, productive citizens.
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One evening I was with my uncle going over the Williamsburgh
Bridge on our way to pick up Gramps. On my lap was The Daily
News. I knew very well that the headlines, proclaiming the
execution of two Jews (one of whom was a woman) who had been
convicted of providing atomic bomb secrets to the Soviets, did not
sit very well with my uncle. There was some small connection
between my grandfather and these sacrificed Jews. I do not know if
Gramps was familiar with them in the neighbourhood, or that he
was friendly with some of their relatives, but there was a precise
reference to a building across the street and around the corner
where people, linked to the event, lived. I was excluded from
knowing the exact details of this relationship, but I did surmise that
no one was very satisfied about what had happened to these two
people at Sing Sing, and my kinship were all silent, afraid
concerning the matter. The look on my uncle’s face as we crossed
the bridge had been one of resoluteness—not typical of the
blustering, swaggering conduct displayed by a 1950s’ surefire
conservative. I think he was ashamed. My grandfather was
distressed.
In the 1950s and 1960s I enjoyed in New York City the fruits of a
location which was truly tolerant—at least the most forbearing of
any other city I have known since. The Jews, in particular, for all the
narrow-mindedness that has been heaped upon them during their
history, could profess their “Jewishness” in the open without fear of
being attacked for doing so. Jews mingled freely with the Irish, the
Germans, the Italians, Puerto Ricans, Afroamericans and all other
ethnic groups (cryptic New Yorkers!) living in The Big Apple. Inter-
marriages were common. Most of us would not be ashamed to
bring a Jewish friend home. The “spy” story was a blow to many
who had Jewish friends, and the horror of McCarthyism was blamed
for stirring up the basest of feelings of those who were less
charitable than others. Some years later my Jewish girlfriend, who I
loved very much, sobbed to me about this tragedy. She was
terribly despondent about what had happened to Ethel and Julius
Rosenberg, and she proclaimed vociferously their innocence to me.
I have often felt comfortable with the movement, on the part of
Jews worldwide and Israelis in their home, to “rub the human race’s
nose” in the accursed acts perpetrated on Jews, the ROM, gay
persons and other factions singled out for destruction during the
incomparably atrocious Second World War. While perhaps film
footage does not authenticate the “6,000,000” number, it does,
nonetheless, confirm acts of violence that demand universal
condemnation. The Jewish and Israeli communities do well to harp
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on these massacres for the benefit of humanity. It is disgusting for
political organizations to make reference to this calamity as some
sort of Zionist plot to increase Jewish and Israeli economic and
political hegemony. And it does not surprise me, as repulsive as it
might be, that there are Roman Catholic organizations and even
prelates, members of a religious body that offered succour to the
Nazi regime during the Second World War, who are willing to make
biased hay for the “Holy” Mother Church at the expense of another
spiritual entity. How low can they go?
Nevertheless, it can be argued that the Jews and Israelis
exaggerated in their efforts to condemn and, out of feelings of
intense grief and justified bawlings for rectitude, compromised
their own position in light of the political and economic realities of
today. Instead of aligning themselves with the protests of other
victims of historically-neglected exterminations, the Jews and
Israelis went along alone. History itself has not been kind to the
victims (200,000,000) of not only the First and Second World Wars,
no one ever thinks about the millions and millions of natives purged
by the Europeans in the Americas, the Vietnamese bombed to death
by the Northamericans, the African slave trade...an ad infinitum
inventory of the revulsions committed by men and women
throughout the world’s olden times. The Jews and the Israelis gave
the world the impression that their reversal was something more
special than the staggering blows executed upon others. They
possessed the savvy and means, something maybe the
Northamerican Indians did not, to put their case before the world
and seek its pity. Many of us offered them compassion. It is a
terrible shame that History consigned the efforts of the Jews and
Israelis to the heap of so many other human-made catastrophes,
and permitted the Jewish holocaust to pale and take its ordinary
place among them. “The death of one person is a tragedy, the
death of millions is History.” Stalin said that.
Our mea culpas for the Jews and Israelis can be grasped still further
by analyzing in a more revisionist political sense, not a particularly
historically religious one, the post-Second World War dividing up of
the spoils of that calamity. Shocked beyond belief, military and
political leaders attempted to deal with the catastrophic loss of life
and the rubble of bombed-out cities which they surveyed had
befallen the European continent. Death and destruction horrified all
of us, and still today we carry in our psyches the enormously
scarred memories of the deathly twentieth century and the two
world wars forever blotting its history. What was to be done?
Where was one to begin to reconstruct? Who would have what?
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How would a continent be rebuilt on the shambles it had twice
made of itself? How could it?

One would have to distend his or her imagination quite a long


stretch to believe that the United States and the United Kingdom
had purely sentimental and honourable objectives in their minds
when they guaranteed European Jews not only a safe exodus to
their promised land, but even the assurance that they would be
protected from any hostility that they might encounter during their
settlement activities, attempts to fulfil their religious dreams, and
then those expectations of establishing the State of Israel. The Jews
had come to stay, and they would be sustained militarily, politically,
economically and morally by the victors of the Second World War
who enjoyed tremendously to wield their newly-discovered global
powers.

As immediately as the Jews and the soon-to-be Israelis


comprehended that their religious and chauvinistic stakes in a sliver
of terra firma, more or less half the size of Switzerland, was not
appreciated by their Mashreq (Middle East) neighbours, those
inhabitants similarly, hastily revolted at the notion that several
newly invigorated Western nations were to be the determiners, not
them, of the Jews and the not yet Israelis in the centuries-old
homelands of an awesome amount of Arab-speaking peoples. This
was an intolerable state of affairs. Blood was shed. It continues to
be.

Having wedged a handful of Hebrews between the Christian world


and the Islamic sphere, the exponents of Judeo-Christian
“Democratic” Capitalism, shown the way by the soon to be
DisUnited Kingdom and the DisUnited States of Northamerica, had
put their foot in the entryway of Mashreq, had fortified their turf
with a strategy of long duration in mind, and had started in on
looking forward to counting on the petroleum reserves in that area
which would be needed to fuel their expansionist aspirations
brandishing, in one hand, the vicious, dog-eat-dog MBA dogmas of
Harvard University and the University of Chicago, and, in the other,
the St. James bible. Psychoanalysts describe this as the “double
bind” syndrome. Others simply refer to it with the more mundane
appellation— two-facedness.

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It is often commented—frequently by Jews spread out throughout
the world and Israelis and Jews suffering markedly in Israel—that
the Jews and Israelis are remarkably bright people. That they have
been the victors of a fifth of the Nobel prizes, and that this
worldwide group of approximately 13,000,000 people, chosen by
God (their god!), individuals very often atheistic, is therefore some
kind of “untouchable” ethnic group. Not being necessarily arrogant
about their knacks, the Jews and Israelis are quick to explain that
their gifts have been forged throughout the ages not on account of
any particular pre-eminence, but because their minority complexion
has compelled them to be sharp in order to survive. So be it. I
doubt that Jews and Israelis are outstandingly quick as a group. We
all have known some of them who are not clever—are far from
being astute. History is replete with races which were astonishingly
sophisticated but are no longer with us. Likewise, the Jews and
Israelis look as if they, too, might be in grave difficulty attempting
to prolong their lineage. They are not a super people. They are not
out to get us. They do not control the world’s financial and media
institutions. No one does. We are obligated to be of assistance to
the Jews and Israelis. We must help them to continue to exist not
because of their religion or nationality, but for the reason that they
are human beings as all of us are.

If the Jews and Israelis have won a fifth of the Nobel prizes, this is
not evidence of intellectual dominance. The Nobel is not an IQ
test. The award is often influenced by political rationales. Jean-Paul
Sartre refused it. Henry “The Carpet Bomber” Kissinger and Mother
Teresa are Nobel laureates. One Nobel winner (1921), born into a
Jewish family, Albert Einstein, regretted very much his part in the
invention of the nuclear energy that would eventually massacre
tens of thousands at Nagasaki and Hiroshima and terrorize millions
in a protracted Cold War. Still another Jew crowned with a Nobel
laurel wreath (1976), Milton Friedman, intimidated hundreds of
millions of people, bringing too many of them to the brink of
destitution—an E=mc² for them—when he concocted a fruitless
economic ideology based on the exploitation of individuals’ toil, an
absolute, autocratic aversion to government intervention to assist
those in need, one that vied for the “perfection” of the marketplace,
hinted that eventually some kind of concentration of economic
controls and planning in the hands of a highly intelligent group of
people is the best of all economic possibilities available, an
economic mafia that did what it could to benefit multinational
companies, cultivated a creed which encouraged the use of
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repression to put into operation the Chicago Boys’ economic
policies in at least Chile and Indonesia, and viewed a human being
as some sort of homo economicus. He was a mentor to Ronald
Reagan and the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher. Ironically, he also
helped develop a new proximity fuse for anti-aircraft projectiles! A
veritable hard-nosed skinflint who set the tone for bankers, financial
advisers and stockbrokers to bring the DisUnited States of
Northamerica to its knees after an unprecedented spectacle of graft
and corruption never recorded in world history previous to
nowadays.

All Jews and Israelis must consider the following:

Judeo-Christian “Democratic” Capitalism is a lethal fusion of


repugnant inanity and unrepentant malfeasance. It has been
that now for more than four-hundred years, and will continue
to be so until its last gasping breath. Already this more or less
spent system of elitism has become the laughingstock of many
throughout the world, and it is especially ridiculed by the three
billion human beings who live on two dollars a day. A new DUS
president, skimming over the top of this reality with a stiff
upper lip and repetitive supplications for rectitude, is not going
to alter, substantially, the course this economic shipwreck is
pursuing. The ship has been brought to a standstill. Still afloat,
it is taking on water. It risks sinking into the nethermost
depths of the sea. With the loss of the world’s dominant
economic power to cover for it, Israel is also treading in an
ever more treacherous territory. Contrary to many buoyant
prognostications, the DUS will not stay put at the center of the
international economy.
There are said to be seven hundred DUS military bases
scattered throughout the world. While many of these
installations seek to cultivate “friendly” rapports within the
territories they occupy, the schizoid implication is that, in
return, backing for the DUS and its principles is insisted upon.
Might is Right! Is it possible that this wide-reaching martial
exposure, with military conduits strategically arranged, gives
the DUS some tactical gain, or are the DUS’ military forces so
spread thin they might be considered by their opponents to be
impotent and eventual easy targets? What would happen if
Southamerican leaders bonded and again challenged the
DisUnited Kingdom over its possession of the Malvinas? Would
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inebriated Chelsea and Manchester United fans fill up military
cruise ships singing “Rule, Britannia!” and sail off towards
Southamerica to conquer it? Or, what would happen if
hundreds of thousands of Italian left-wingers surrounded Camp
Darby in Tuscany, the DUS’s most sizeable deposit of arms
outside continental DUS, and chained themselves to railroad
tracks to prohibit the delivery of other arms from northern
European DUS caches? Would chubby, under the influence
“Americans” march off to get the better of Italy again? Or,
what would happen if China opted to take back Taiwan? Would
pot-smoking “Americans” set off to fight against China’s million
plus army? Or, what if all three of these hypothetical incidents
occurred at the same time? Or, what about another 9/11?
And, will the DUS be able to depend on France, Germany and
Italy—hedonistic, arteriosclerotic, marinating in their vulgar
hypocrisy, and still shell-shocked from the bloodbaths they
participated in during the twentieth century—to rally round the
Stars & Stripes’ flagpole? Let’s face it, DUS militarists are
mightier bluffers than are DUS capitalists.

To my Jewish and Israeli friends I suggest an exit stratagem. A word


to the wise should be sufficient. I implore you all to come to your
senses and renounce your lost cause that horrifies each day the
global community with blood-letting in Israel and Palestine giving
mankind the nightmare that there can be no hope for peace on this
planet. Your nation is a focal point of hatred for a billion people,
and that detestation has been incubating for at least two-hundred
years. In Israel, you are a mere seven million constituting one half
of the total worldwide Jewish population. What madness makes you
think you can continue to exist with such odds clearly against you?
What ethical justification do you possess that justifies your
continued confrontation which, in turn, causes so much anguish for
individuals who are not even your neighbours? What principled
concept entitles you to risk the lives of half your people? If you
depart from the “promised land,” (the promise of what?), you will
relieve a tremendous tension that threatens the world’s security.
Further, this act will cause us to respect you. Your choice to
relinquish your homeland for the benefit of humanity will not be
regarded as a surrender on your part, but a wise move made
considering your own restricted options. Such a feat might just
save the Jewish and Israel race in Israel from still another mass
butchery this time caused by your recalcitrance and conceit. It is
impossible for you to count any longer on the DisUnited Kingdom
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and the DisUnited States of Northamerica. It is time to cease being
their pawn. A posse ad esse.

Authored by Anthony St. John


The Ides of March, MMIX
Calenzano, Italia