by Andrew Yeoman
“There is a distinction to be made between a principled anti-Zionism, and legitimate critique of Jewish influence, political & economic power, and the Judeo-Obsessiveness of many ‘Rightists’ and Nationalists who trace everything and anything back to the Great Jewish Conspiracy, unbroken and relentless, going back 4000 years.”
-C. D. (comment in response to this much needed critique of the Judeophobes)
“It is a matter of honor to me to be absolutely clean and unequivocal regarding anti-Semitism, namely opposed, as I am in my writings.”
“…the anti-Semites…are…men of resentment, these physiologically impaired and worm-eaten men, a totally quivering earthly kingdom of subterranean revenge, inexhaustible, insatiable in its outbursts against the fortunate.” Nietzsche
A recent discussion on Facebook has inspired me to write some thoughts about anti-Semitism and the relationship anti-Semites have within the nationalist movement.
Here is a typical example of anti-Semitic reasoning:
“I can prove to you that JEWS started World War II. I can prove to you that JEWS created and controlled communism. I can prove to you that JEWS are controlling every aspect of our lives today. I can prove to you that JEWS were expelled 109 times for repeating this same pattern of behavior throughout history.”
If that wasn’t enough to get you upset at these wily Jews, the supposed resistance to Jewry is also dominated by Jews:
“You’d be a damn fool to assume that the White Nationalist movement or ANY other movement was not INFESTED by Jews. Should we ignore them in the name of “unity”? Should we allow them to continue misguiding our people? Just sit back silently while they control the dissent? Why? Because you want to have a sense of “unity” just for the sake of maintaining the illusion? “
I can collaborate that some of the most outspoken and dedicated critics of Israel, Zionism, and other Jews, are Jews themselves. This is not merely for full blooded ethnic or religious Jews but for half Jews and even apparently, “a quarter Jew.” However, a persons actual relationship to Jews is not necessary to become a “Jew,” anyone an anti-Semite does not like can also become “Jewish by proxy.” Life is not easy with Jews behind every calamity and insidious plot in the world.
What nutty fringes of nationalist scenes don’t seem to realize, is that Jews are no more a monolithic entity any more than ‘White People’ are. Hence the anti-Semites are not presenting ‘facts,’ merely rehashing conspiracy theories which have been floating around the radical right and nationalist scenes for the past century or so. They offer nothing concrete nor anything which can be verified or historically substantiated merely flaky theories, conjecture, smears, guilt by association tactics, etc. Anyone who holds a differing opinion is ‘using Jewish tactics’ or is simply Jewish himself… The anti-Semite does not want a discussion or debate on the topic, just a platform to obsess over his favorite tribe and all their supposed misdeeds throughout history. There is no dialogue, the anti-Semitic screed is like a broken-record and is essentially one-dimensional. Engaging him is really a waste of time. Over the years I know of a few guys like him in the nationalist scene and they are all the same ‘type.’
Not obsessing over Jews 24/7 nor holding them solely responsible for every disastrous event in world history squarely places one in the ‘Jew Sympathizer’ camp.
Anti-semites exhibit behavior of being mentally unhinged and obsessive compulsive about their favorite tribe they love to hate.
From the start, BANA’s positions critical to Israel and Zionism are based on Left-wing criticisms of the elite power structure support of their various factors and their disproportionate influence in contemporary American life. This might be called ‘anti-Semitism’ from overzealous groups such as the ADL however it is not unusual for Jews to call each other anti-Semitic as well. Some Jewish and conservative commentators alike even like to credit the Jewish Karl Marx, the attributed father of Communism, as anti-Semitic with quotes likes this from his “On the Jewish Question:”
“Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist. Money degrades all the gods of man – and turns them into commodities. Money is the universal self-established value of all things. It has, therefore, robbed the whole world – both the world of men and nature – of its specific value. Money is the estranged essence of man’s work and man’s existence, and this alien essence dominates him, and he worships it.
The god of the Jews has become secularized and has become the god of the world. The bill of exchange is the real god of the Jew. His god is only an illusory bill of exchange.”
The point Marx was trying to make in his essay, which was written in response to an anti-Semitic polemic against Judaism, is that in his opinion any religion, Jew or Christian, cannot provide the economic liberation for the lower classes he was so sympathetic to. It is clear that Jews and non-Jews alike will have a wide variety of opinions on the matter Jewish influence on public life. However just like anything else what is not acceptable is becoming unhinged on the subject. No one can or should deny groups to organize how they want in their own way, as Jews in Crown Heights New York certainly do.
But our issue as tribal separatists is not demonstrating that Jews are all-powerful… it’s our own survival. Our issue is not proving a conspiracy by an elite… it’s our own advancement. Our issue is not explaining how rotten Israel is… it’s our own situation. Our issue is not liberals vs. conservative… it’s decentralist vs. centralist. Our issue is not electing a President… it’s white ethno-genetic survival. Our issue is not opposing amnesty for illegal aliens… it’s protecting our nationality. Our issue is not about moving to one place or another… it’s white survival.
It is time we have learned from the mistakes anti-Semites have made and continue to make and put anti-semitism out to pasture.