Not since the days of the Völkischer Beobachter has the world witnessed the tolerance for Jew baiting in the Big Media gossip sheets and in the American government.
The Jew baiting is taking place in the context of Barack Obama’s speech last week when he parroted Arab theories against Israel, as Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu prepares to deliver a response speech on Sunday, and as Iran votes on Friday.
The context for Obama’s speech and this week’s events is that there is, among many Americans and citizens of many nations, the notion that Israel is screwing the world and dreams of peace for their own narrow (self-preservation) interests. This notion, shared by many non-Jews and even many Jews (mostly those safely ensconced in the West Side of Manhattan and other precincts in New York City) is that if only Israel would cooperate and stop its silly self-preservation notions the celestial choirs would sing out and there would be peace in the Middle East region. Folly.
This magic wand philosophy is more properly termed a “Sudentenland” mentality – this time the calls are aimed at the existence of the Jewish state of Israel.
Much like in the Middle East, the Sudentenland region of the former Czechoslovakia had many, if not the majority, of Germans in the population. In 1938, echoing earlier pressures dating back as far as 1919, Adolph Hitler began many provocations amplified by propaganda minister Goebbels. Sudeten Germans at the time claimed they were “oppressed” and world powers believed the German Reich could be appeased if the region was annexed by Germany. The result was that the Sudenten region of Czechoslovakia was ceded to Germany by Britain and France. The celestial choirs of peace did not sing but rather the roar of the blitzkrieg was heard.
British Prime Minister Chamberlain had met with Hitler in Berchtesgaden and later in Godesberg. By the time Chamberlain had agreed to the German takeover of the Sudentenland, the German Reich had expanded its demands to even more territory. On September 29 1938 the Munich Agreement (proposed by Benito Mussolini but actually written by Herman Göring) was signed. The Czechs resisted but Britain and France forced German annexation of the Sudentenland which took place from October 1 – October 10.
It was a land for peace policy triumph.
In March 1939 the German guns were aimed at the entire Czechoslovak state and Czechoslovakia ceased to exist. [For an riveting history read the extensive excerpts online of William L. Shirer’s The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich]
Poland was next. The celestial choir, magic wand, crowd were silenced in America only by the bombs of Pearl Harbor and the eloquent silence of the sailors of the USS Arizona.
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Last week, in his clever speech Obama appeared to support Israel, but to the wily Arab audience Obama supplied a Sudetenland wink.
From an Israeli perspective, Pres. Barack Obama’s speech today in Cairo was deeply disturbing. Both rhetorically and programmatically, Obama’s speech was a renunciation of America’s strategic alliance with Israel.
Rhetorically, Obama’s sugar coated the pathologies of the Islamic world — from the tyranny that characterizes its regimes, to the misogyny, xenophobia, Jew hatred, and general intolerance that characterizes its societies. In so doing he made clear that his idea of pressing the restart button with the Islamic world involves erasing the moral distinctions between the Islamic world and the free world.
In contrast, Obama’s perverse characterization of Israel — of the sources of its legitimacy and of its behavior — made clear that he shares the Arab world’s view that there is something basically illegitimate about the Jewish state.
In 1922 the League of Nations mandated Great Britain to facilitate the reconstitution of the Jewish commonwealth in the Land of Israel on both sides of the Jordan River. The international community’s decision to work towards the reestablishment of Jewish sovereignty in Israel owed to its recognition of the Jewish people’s legal, historic, and moral rights to our homeland.
Arab propaganda finds this basic and fundamental truth inconvenient. So for the past 60 years, the Arabs have been advancing the fiction that Israel’s existence owes solely to European guilt over the Holocaust. As far as the Arabs are concerned, the Jews have no legal, historic, or moral right to what the Arabs see as Islamic land. [snip]
Just as abominably, Obama compared Israel to Southern slave owners and Palestinians to black slaves in the antebellum south. He used the Arab euphemism “resistance” to discuss Palestinian terrorism, and generally ignored the fact that every Palestinian political faction is also a terrorist organization.
Where would Obama get such anti-Israel, anti-Jewish notions? The question has never been explored by Big Media – quite the contrary. Yesterday was a perfect day to discuss Obama’s views about Jews and their formation but Big Media remained protective of Obama and still audaciously hopes to hear celestial choirs at the price of land for peace.
Very early yesterday (updated later in the day with an audio track) the Hampton Daily Press published the latest from Obama’s mentor of 20 years.
In an exclusive interview at the 95th annual Hampton University Ministers’ Conference, Wright told the Daily Press that he has not spoken to his former church member since Obama became president, and he implied that the White House won’t allow Obama to talk to him.
“Them Jews ain’t going to let him talk to me,” Wright said. “I told my baby daughter that he’ll talk to me in five years when he’s a lame duck, or in eight years when he’s out of office. …
“Them Jews” said Obama’s mentor of more than 20 years.
Reactions to Wright’s comments regarding Jews and Israel lit up Internet message boards and political blogs around the nation on Wednesday, and sparked national TV requests for an audio recording of the interview.
Obama’s Reverend Wright’s remarks might have lit up Internet message boards and websites, but Big Media was complicit in silence with Obama. Obama only denounced Wright, not because Wright had said “God Damn America” but because Wright called Obama a politician who was essentially lying in order to get elected.
Wright and “Them Jews” – silence from Obama regarding his mentor of 20 years and silence from Big Media.
Later in the day yesterday, there was a shooting at the Holocaust Museum by a “white supremacist“. Surely Obama’s Reverend Wright and the Jew-baiting remarks would make an appearance on broadcast news? No. Silence from Obama and Silence from Big Media. The same silence experienced when an American soldier was murdered by a Muslim convert in Little Rock last week.
Reverend Wright, Obama’s mentor of 20 years said yesterday: “Ethnic cleansing is going on in Gaza. Ethnic cleansing (by) the Zionist is a sin and a crime against humanity, and they don’t want Barack talking like that because that’s anti-Israel,” Wright said.” Silence from Obama and no questions from Big Media about where Obama acquired his views on Israel.
Reverend Wright once again made clear that he has been making the same sermons for more than 20 years with Barack Obama and Michelle Obama and their daughters hearing the Jew-baiting and use of the “N” word coming right from the pulpit – for more than 20 years. Obama lied repeatedly about his presence as his mentor spoke from the pulpit. The mentor knows Obama is lying.
“Regret for what … that the media went back five, seven, 10 years and spent $4,000 buying 20 years worth of sermons to hear what I’ve been preaching for 20 years?
“Regret for preaching like I’ve been preaching for 50 years? Absolutely none.”
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When Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu speaks on Sunday he should remember who Obama’s mentor for more than 20 years is and that it is the same Reverend Wright that has formed Obama’s views on Israel and Jews.
Some Israeli leaders remember the lessons of the Sudetenland and are saying some very unpopular things about magic wands and celestial choirs:
At the same time that they were meeting in Jerusalem, Minister-without-Portfolio Bennie Begin fiercely criticized the two-state solution in an address to veteran Likud activists at the party’s Tel Aviv headquarters. “There won’t be a Palestinian state,” Begin said emphatically. “The realities of the past 15 years gravely harmed the concept of two states for two peoples. The state they want is only intended to destroy Israel. The Palestinians are not interested in the two-state solution. They want the two-stage solution, after which there would be only one state: Palestine.”
Recalling what Israel offered the Palestinians in Oslo, Camp David and most recently in former prime minister Ehud Olmert’s talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Begin said “it is crazy to try the same thing that hasn’t worked over and over again.” He quoted former PA prime minister Ahmed Qurei, who said in a recent interview that Abbas had rejected Olmert’s offer of a Palestinian state in 98 percent of the West Bank plus a land swap of more than 2% of pre-1967 Israel, because “the gaps were too wide.”
Begin said this was proof the Palestinians would never accept any deal. He added that the Palestinians refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state because they intended to keep the Palestinian refugee issue alive after a Palestinian state was formed in order to destroy Israel from within. Despite repeated attempts from the crowd, Begin refused to answer questions about Netanyahu or the content of his speech, or to insult Obama. “America is our friend, and we have to persuade our friends when they are wrong,” Begin said.
But fellow Likud MK Miri Regev did lash out at Obama at Netanyahu’s meeting with his party members. She said Netanyahu had to correct Obama’s mistakes in last Thursday’s speech in Cairo, such as hinting that Israel had been formed because of the Holocaust, and not mentioning the Jews’ ties to the Land of Israel going back to the time of Abraham. Regev brought polls showing that Obama’s support was falling in the US and that Americans wanted him to support Israel and not the Arabs. “The American people understand what makes sense,” Regev said. “Reach out to them and remind them of the result of our withdrawal from Gaza.”
We all would love to live in a world at peace without wasting money on weapons and sacrificing lives for political entities – but memories of the Sudetenland intrude.
The present day realities of Iran and Iranian elections on Friday also intrude even to peaceloving Ehud Barak:
Moving on to the Iranian nuclear issue, Barak said it was “a very serious threat, and all indicators show they are building a nuclear weapon. They are trying to hide it by saying they only want to build power plants. It is their right to claim this, but it is a bit of a funny claim when they have a lot of oil and produce some three million oil barrels a day. They hide their [nuclear] program behind a civilian program and that’s why it’s very hard to prove [they are building nuclear weapons]. “Now the Obama administration has said it wants to talk to the Iranians, try a ‘good’ approach, as they say. We can’t tell them, ‘Don’t do it,’ but we say we believe this dialogue should be short and to the point and that they shouldn’t let the Iranians fool them and string them along,” he continued. “When we [in Israel] said we were not taking any options off the table, it’s like a hint that we are also considering other things, without talking about them, and we mean it. But because there are cameras and recording equipment here, I cannot say any more than that.”
Netanyahu should remember that Obama cannot be trusted….
Obama also will not say whether he will abide by previous agreements with Israel even as he demands Israel abide by previous agreements.
Obama remembers and parrots the Jew-baiting words of his mentor of 20 years.
As we await the Iranian election returns, the Israeli Prime Minister should remember and be wary of Obama’s choice of mentor for 20 years as well as the lessons of the Sudetenland.