Friday, January 25, 2008


Cross posted to Wake Up America - January 25, 2008

What a great explosive word!
Think about it. What other proper name for a people contains its own epithet?
For every other people and nation we have had to create a special, derogatory slang word to express our disdain or contempt. For the Italians we created Dagos and Whoops, for Blacks we came up with Niggers (yes, Al Sharpton, I'm actually saying the N-word. Why should you be an exception?), for the fickle French we've got Frogs and for the Spanish, Spics.

But the Jews are a special case, aren't they? So special are they that we don't even need to create a new word to insult them. Their name alone does the trick. We're still having trouble saying the word aloud. We prefer to ask, Are you Jewish? We simply can't bring ourselves to ask, Are you a Jew? It sounds like an insult, doesn't it? But why should the name itself sound like an insult? Is it that loaded with ulterior meaning? Is the word itself that dangerous?
Evidently the answer is Yes.

For more than two thousand years this world's been trying to come to grips with that powder keg of a word. And it seems to me that we're no closer now than ever to comprehending its vast impenetrable mystery.
Just one little word.
Just one little people.
Yet, such power, and such agony...

Today, January 25, 2008, in the latest edition of the Chesler Chronicles posted at Pajamas Media, the inimitable Phyllis Chesler details, with characteristic incisiveness, the latest evidence of the ongoing "Hate Israel follies". With unassailable authority, Dr. Chesler delineates the undeniable growth of these great disturbing truths. These great old disturbing truths.

But why? That's the seemingly eternal question that still haunts our Twenty-first Century Western World.
Why now?
Why the Jews?
Why the Jews again?

And why, for heaven's sake, Israel? Can anyone in the West in their right mind justify denying support to our only reliable ally in this whole bloody hate-filled region? How is it possible -- after the horrors perpetrated on us on September 11, 2001 by those nineteen unrepentant Arab Muslims -- that we can still embrace these moral monsters and side with them in their never-ending onslaught against the tiny democratic Fortress Israel?

How the hell can we continually ask our imperiled and vastly outnumbered ally to give up yet more land for yet more cynical empty Arab lies? More land for more rocket-launchers? Yet we do ask, don't we? Every day we ask Israel for more. Endure, we say, endure and give up more.

And why should you give up more? You should give up more, we say, because you're in the wrong. You're in the wrong by existing, and as long as you continue to exist we can not in good conscience defend you.

Am I wrong in thinking that the only possible answers to these troubling questions are the obvious ones: oil and anti-semitism? Are there perhaps other more abstruse and complicated reasons of statecraft that are simply beyond my limited comprehension? Can it be that this ancient evil presence is still slithering amongst us after all these years? After all these bloody pogroms and endless persecutions? After the unspeakable horrors of the holocaust? And the unspeakable shame of our despicable present-day holocaust deniers?

It seems to this particular student of Western history that the descent of decent civilized societies into chaos then anarchy or fascism is almost invariably attended by a disturbing rise in that society's gradual but unmistakable acceptance of anti-semitism. It is an almost perfect bellwether.

Take note. Look around you now and what do you see?

With the undeniable and alarming rise of militant Islam throughout all of Europe and Scandinavia and Britain, and the growing empowerment of the secular left, we can plainly read those same old unmistakable signs of a resurgent anti-semitism -- the hastily-scrawled Swastikas and the over-turned tombstones, the hate-filled rhetoric, the crude propaganda and the relentless demonizing.

Wake up everyone! It's here right now. It's all around us. It's undeniable and it's evil and it's growing.

Get ready World, here we go again!


  1. Another excellent article Roger. The Jews have always been persecuted, sometimes it is more over than others. The thing about anti-semitism today is that it is 'accepted' by so many. Anti-semitism is not only accepted, but expected and condoned by many elites. This is the scary thing and it is only getting worse.

    Debbie Hamilton
    Right Truth

  2. The Bandung Conference, which took place in Indonesia in 1955, established a de facto Marxist-Islamic alliance, united against freedom and Israel. I refer to this on p. 33 of my book THE BLESSED HUMAN RACE. Two years ago, my article "The Mysterious Power of Anti-Zionism" appeared in MIDSTREAM Magazine. It is available on my website at

  3. My Dear Mr. Gardner,

    I know not your ethnic nor religious heritage. I am happy to say that they are of no consequence. In this lies the salvation of Western Civilization: unity on the basis of shared ideals rather than shared religion or shared ethnicity.

    The ideals, principles, and practices that have enabled the Jewish people to endure and thrive depsite unspeakable adversity throughout their history, are ideals that our Civilization MUST champion and defend if we are to survive.

    For the most part we have done this. And yet, as you so poetically illustrate, the West too has suffered from this inexplicable condition of anti-semitism. Sir Winston fought it passionately in his advocacy of the Zionist movement. He saw in the Jews the very best of humanity: work-ethic, discipline, integrity, determination, courage, faith, loyalty, and more. We see these things in abundance today among the Jews. But as modern society increasingly regards these principles as laughable, those who employ them become equally ridiculous in their eyes. Alas, the Jews again find themselves on the losing end of human cowardice.

    In hopes of furthering the conversation you have so masterfully begun here (and by way of shameless self-promotion), I offer my own treatise on the matter - The Desert Bloom: An Insult to Human Dignity?

    "Why the Jews?" "Why now?" You have identified the very crux of our current struggle and - perhaps - all major struggles that comprise the human story.



  4. Thank you all for your fascinating comments.

    Deb as always hits the nail right on the head. It is becoming "acceptable among our elites", and it is getting worse.

    Thank you Britney British, I've responded to you in an email.

    And thank you Lao Qiao for the heads up. I read the Jochnowitz piece and found it excellent. I left the professor my comments.

    And to Churchill's Parrot, as I said earlier, I always enjoy your thoughtful comments, and I will definitely check out that article of yours.
    You mention Winston's admiration of the Jews and list a few of their inherent qualities:
    [humanity: work-ethic, discipline, integrity, determination, courage, faith, loyalty, and more.]
    Thanks for that quote and of course I agree completely.

  5. Roger, you're exactly spot on about the word 'Jew' and you reflect a misgiving I've always felt about the word Jew. But I notice that the Jews themselves have no such misgivings about referring to themselves as such. It really is a shocking indictment of all that these people have had to endure at the hands of the world and now look to be facing yet again as the largest powers of the world begin to turn their guns on the Jewish people yet again.

  6. Thank you Aurora --
    Yes it is shocking. And almost unexplainable.

    We are in an 'axial age' and these next few decades will decide our fate. I am a very positive person with a generally optimistic outlook; but we are going through very dangerous times, and almost half of our comfortable Western World refuses to even acknowledge the threats.

    But you do. And many others like you will continue this fight to save our beautiful civilization.

    Overblown rhetoric?

    I don't think so, I think the civilized world is in a fight for its life, and we are a part of that fight.

    Thank you Aurora for what you do, and thank you for your support.

    Best wishes,

  7. Great read Roger and right on spot!..the Jews will prevail as they always do ~!!

  8. Nigh Indestructable. Just like your work. Thank you for sharing this.

  9. Thank you both GSG and Woman Honor Yourself.

    GSG -- You've developed a whole new language, and I love it!

    And to Woman Honor Yourself -- I've taken the liberty of adding you to my roll call of brave women warriors. If you object to this hijacking just let me know and I'll remove it immediately. Otherwise, Wecome. You certainly belong amongst this admirable group.