Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Saturday 20 June 2020

Where We're Headed (Warning: Liable to Cause Nightmares)

If you want to have a nice day, don't watch this video.


  1. Since I wasn't having the greatest day anyway, I took the bait and watched...
    I appreciate the video's thrust but stop short of concurring with what seemed a racial divide outlook. There was frequent reference to "they" as presumably blacks and immigrants, whereas "they" is anyone who is anti-West. I also don't share the view that mass immigration and multiculturalism were inevitably the West's undoing and something inherently misguided. Nor would I endorse phrases like the "uniquely brilliant spirit of the European peoples."

    However...the foreboding sure rings true. Apropos, I'd be curious to know your opinion regarding the prognosis for antisemitism now that whites are demonized in like manner as Jews (and similarly include a self-hating cadre). Will antisemitism get lost in the noise and fade? Or will anti-whiteness ultimately fade (since a population of hundreds of millions makes for a poor hounded class), to be followed by a rebound of antisemitism? Something else?

  2. Thanks for your comment. I do agree that there were unfortunate aspects, and hesitated a little before putting it on. I fear that antisemitism in the form of anti-Zionism by the left will not fade, nor in the conspiracy theorist extreme right. I do think that decent-minded people will perceive that we are all in this fight to save western values together. What has shaken me is a circular received from my old UK university yesterday by all alumni, proudly declaring its support for the BLM movement and for divestment from all vestiges of "colonialism". To signal its virtue, it was accompanied approvingly by a fiery anti-white message from a black alumnus (who in fact seems to have done very well in the career stakes) and videos of a BLM event on campus that included a Muslim woman propagandising in support of the religion of the Prophet, who, she told the eager listeners, was not a racist in any way. Nothing whatsoever about Islam's role in the enslavement of Africans. I shall have a better look at these videos when I can.

  3. I meant "to all alumni" - not properly awake yet!

  4. Thank you for responding. I guess it's true; BLM's sanctity can now be easily be leveraged at any moment desired to portray anti-Zionist antisemitism as "virtue by association."

    Highly recommend Thomas Sowell's book "The Vision of the Anointed" to anyone who wishes to see the pattern of leftist intellectual tyranny called out. It doesn't cover anti-Zionism, but one instantly recognizes how the identical leftist m.o. is applied there as well. Too bad Israel supporters think it noble to back-burner antisemitism to raise money and a fist for BLM, not realizing (or caring?) that BLM is only questionably about improving black lives and very much about a broad political agenda.

    I guess the fact that it's currently the case that statues of George Washington are being torn down while "Judensau" (sculptures of Jews suckling pigs) on active European churches are being defiantly left up could have served to answer my own question about antisemitism's future.

    1. Thanks, especially for the reference to that book. I haven't heard of it before.


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