Our Israeli correspondent MC, who spent Passover under the shadow of the qassam missiles in Gaza, has some thoughts on the current situation in Israel and elsewhere.
Sderot, Last Enclave of Civilisation
Yesterday was Passover, and we, the Anglophone community of Sderot gathered at the Paratrooper Monument picnic site on a mound overlooking Gaza where we barbecued lamb and talked of all sorts of things.
There was a mixed group, predominantly North Americans, but also people from UK, Holland, Russia, Argentina and Brazil as well as Israeli-born English speakers brought together by the common ties of the Feasts of Jehovah.
As one of my sons pointed out, civilisation stopped just 400 yards west and south of us. Sderot is the ‘Rivendell’ of Western society, the last homely house before Hell. We retreated from Sinai; we gave the land back to barbarism. We retreated from Gaza; we gave it over to the orcs and wargs, trusting in their promise of peace, ‘guaranteed’ by American liberals and liars.
There, at the picnic site, in plain view there is a fence, and behind that fence are the most dangerous predators in the world, predators who would take us and our children and butcher us and eat our hearts.
The fence is patrolled by soldiers who are heavily armed. They use the picnic area as a rest/turnaround area. They are friendly, and we happily share our picnic with them. They play with the children; they are civilised humans defending us against wild animals.
Sderot should be a burning scar on the conscience of civilisation. Here on the border of the barbaric, our much vaunted “Western Civilisation” suffers a dangerous crisis of self-confidence: we allow the ruthless bullying of a peaceful society by a barbaric horde because we cannot decide whose value system we most abhor. It’s only Jooos; they don’t matter.
The Jewish State of Israel has of necessity secure borders and a strong identity. To arrive in Israel is to leave the pretence of anti-terrorist groping and get real. Why are you coming here? What are you going to do here?
At Ben Gurion airport you will not be molested, but you will be scrutinised and ethnically profiled. If you travelled El Al, this process will have started before you even checked in at the departure desk. You will have been questioned by a seemingly 15-year-old child, politely asking tailored questions cunningly designed to cross-check ticket and passport information. And you will arrive here safely.
Many people come to Israel to ‘do’ Jerusalem. It is the centre for the ‘god’ religions, and the Via Dolorosa is many people’s experience of the country. Jerusalem was of no importance to Islam until it became important to Islam’s selected enemies. Now it is a handle with which one can manipulate the West; one can cynically use Judeo-Christian values against the very Jews and Christians who uniquely hold those values dear. And we fall for it every time.
The rise of Western Civilisation was a huge catastrophe for Islam. How could Allah possibly allow Europe and America to become everything that Islam aspires to? It must be the influence of Satan! The American dream should be the Arab dream — kill, destroy, maim, behead, blast them to damnation…
Israel is the central focus of the resulting hatred. The Jewish scriptures that comprise the Bible are the despised harbingers of success, despised by Islam and despised by those who would replace the gospel of Torah and Grace and Messiah with a gospel of socialist humanistic comradely ‘love’. A ‘love’ that has left countless millions prematurely cold in their mass graves.
For all the traditions of Jewry, the root is the keeping of Torah, the keeping of the ten commandments. We keep Shabbat, our idols are low profile (mainly pictures of Rabbis, and hamzas), we honour parenthood, we acknowledge private property, etc. We don’t do it perfectly but it is still at the root of society, and thus we have a strong identity.
So we can share Passover together at the extreme edge of civilisation.
For this crime we evoke irrational hatred across the world. A hatred which denies us the right to defend ourselves, a hatred which says that we deserve the missiles, and that any retaliation is a ‘disproportionate’ response.
Trotsky was a Jewish Bolshevik, the Bolsheviks murdered 120 million people, therefore the Jews are mass murderers.
It is just a matter of reason and logic.
Trotsky died in 1940 with a Stalinist (Christian) ice axe in his brain; he was the last of the original Jewish Bolsheviks to die, murdered by the Stalinist ‘Christian’ Bolsheviks. The point I am trying to make is not sectarian, but that the application of double standards is a process of either profound ignorance or of mendacious racism. There is no reason or logic in the assertion that Bolshevism was a ‘Jewish’ movement. Marx was of Jewish extraction, Engels was of Christian ‘Pietist’ extraction, and both were atheist by religious persuasion.
It was the view of Nazism that Bolshevism was a Jewish plot for world domination.
I have no doubts that some Jews would aspire to world domination; on the other hand, Israel would just like to have secure borders, as I am sure would most readers of this article, whatever their nationality.
Israel cannot and should not be held responsible for Islamofascist aspirations to world domination, either. Israel is a beleaguered fortress holding back the brutal hordes; it deserves the unmitigated support of the West, not its vitriol. Israel gives its sons so that the West is safe. If Israel succumbs ask yourself who is next. Spain? Sicily? Malta? Austria? Hungary? All these have been occupied by Islam at one time or another.
Judeo-Christianity has been the only successful civilising influence, and to sow pernicious disharmony between its protagonists is simply not constructive. And worse, it is to kow-tow to cultural Marxist objectives. To separate the Judeo from the Christian is to shatter the process. They are co-dependant, and to separate is to make ineffective, hence the enemy desire to drive a wedge between the two.
Israel is not perfect; no country is. Jews as a cultural grouping have their faults too, and ‘exploitation’ of the Holocaust is a common accusation. However, I make no apologies for the self-inflicted guilt trips of Europeans, the Holocaust happened and I am not responsible for it or its aftermath. I lost some fifty family members. They just evaporated — we assume they were murdered, maybe by the Germans, maybe by their Lithuanian henchmen, or maybe even by the Russians.
Personally I hold these groups responsible, but not their descendants, unless they perpetuate the problems. Yet some of these groups want to hold me responsible for being a ‘victim’, so to speak. This is something over which I have no control. History is history. We can talk about it or not, but truth is also truth and must be lived with.
Some eleven million Jews and Christians (mainly Slavs) died in the Holocaust because socialists, and their progressive forerunners, thought them ethnic ‘rubbish’. This is what really needs to be discussed, because if we don’t watch out, they will do it again. The eugenicists are still with us and still killing in the name of racial purity; the seeds of Sangerism are still bloody and vicious.
On behalf of the Jooos I plead ‘not guilty’. I also humbly invite my accusers to closely examine the planks in their own eyes before they consider the ones they want to see in mine.
MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.