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Is it 1938 again for the Jews?

by Dennis Prager Raina Wilhelm

[Read original article here.]

Posted: April 9, 2002


This is the scariest time for Jews since the Holocaust. This is the most opportune time for Jews since the "Holocaust."

The Jews are being abandoned. Again. The Christians are being swindled. Again.

From the Jews' perspective, the world can be divided into three groups - those that hate the Jews and want them dead, those that ignore this hatred and aid the haters, and Americans. Anyone who has done even a minimal amount of research on Jewish culture and religion knows that from the Jews' perspective, the world can be divided into only two groups: Jew and non-Jew. The first group consists mostly of Muslim and Arab societies. If ever Arab hatred of Israel was purely political, that time has long passed. Arab, Iranian and other Muslim literature today is as anti-Semitic as Nazi literature was. Hitler's "Mein Kampf" is a best seller in the Middle East. Articles regularly appear there describing how Jews kill non-Jewish children to use their blood in holiday foods. Jews have been expelled from nearly every Arab country. And the deliberate killing of Jews, including Jewish children, is celebrated throughout the Muslim Middle East. And not just Israeli Jews -- remember Daniel Pearl. Christians are told that Arab = Hitler, a not so subtle or clever ploy to inspire racial distrust. This is especially insulting to White Christians of German heritage. To equate the Jews' sand-dune cousins with a fallen White leader is a kick in the face of every proud White man, woman, and child. Mr. Prager mentions accounts of Jewish Ritual Murder in Arab countries' newspapers but doesn't bother trying to discount the articles or their accusations. Instead, he sandwiched it inbetween the mention of Hitler and the following sentence, "Jews have been expelled from nearly every Arab country." For good measure, he threw in the unsupported claim that the killing of Jewish children is celebrated in the Muslim Middle East. Finally, this paragraph ends with a sobering reminder: they killed our innocent, American/Isreali Jewspaper boy, Daniel Pearl.

Also ominous for Jews (and for Christians, though most Christians do not feel vulnerable even though they are next) is the great number of Muslim immigrants living in Europe. There are some 32 million Muslims in Europe, and many of them are radical and, therefore, anti-Semitic. Virtually every day in the past month, Jews and synagogues were attacked by Muslims in Europe. An especially nice touch is the warning that "Christians are next," which we find in the opening sentence. This supposedly puts us in the same boat with the Jews but it actually comes off as almost menacing, as if we are being bullied into believing this theory "or else." Though our White European friends may thank Mr. Prager for pointing out that the great number of Muslim immigrants living in Europe is a problem, many also know that Jews are not the solution, but the cause. Who wouldn't want to emigrate from their own country which is occupied by a hostile foreign government? The point also goes unmade that, per Kevin MacDonald's research, Jews like Mr. Prager were the loudest voices calling for the destruction of immigration barriers preventing the influx of the same Arabs they now warn us against. When they need them to break down cohesive White societies, Arabs are "diversity" - "our greatest strength." But when those same Arabs work against Jewish interests rather than White, they become "terrorists" we foolish Christians don't worry about enough. Thank God for wise and watchful Pragers, eh? Without them we might and secure.

Because Europe fears its immense Muslim population, because of its own anti-Semitism, because it is leftist, because it is dependent on Arab oil, and because America supports Israel, Europe is the primary support of those who wish another Jewish Holocaust. Europe, which has been a decaying civilization since the end of World War I, has reached a moral nadir -- and once again at the Jews' expense. This insinuates that American Christians should not only distrust Arabs, but also Europeans. Apparently they're going to be firing up gas ovens any day over there now. Obviously World War II didn't turn Whites against each other as successfully as hoped; now we are being told that Europe is the primary support of those who wish another Jewish Holocaust.

The second group, the rest of the world excluding the United States, is either pro-Arab (e.g., Russia, China, South Africa) or oblivious to the Jewish state's fate (most of Asia and Latin America).

The third group consists of Americans.

Now for the tug on the old patriotic heart strings.

In America, Jews live in unprecedented equality and security, and America is Israel's defender. The reason is not only because America is such a tolerant place. America does not merely tolerate Jews and Judaism. It honors them. And it has done so since its inception. The United States is the only country that has always defined itself as Judeo-Christian. There are Christian countries, secular countries and Muslim countries, but America is the only Judeo-Christian country.

Contrary to what Arab media constantly tell their people, American support of Jews and Israel is not due to "Jewish/Zionist influence." It is due to America's values and to its identification with Jews and Israel. Though Christians founded the United States, the Old Testament played as great a role in America's identity as did the New. Such was the identification with Israel that Thomas Jefferson suggested that the seal of the United States depict Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt. Here we are expected to believe that America is a "Judeo-Christian" society. Mr. Prager tries to convince us of this by citing the Old Testament of the Bible as the source of our supposed bond with the Jews. This is a typical supposition; one has to dig a little deeper to learn that the Jewish Holy Writings consist of not only the Old Testament but also The Talmud, which is not the same as the first five books of the Old Testament as we know it. It's fairly easy to find Thomas Jefferson's opinions on who God's Chosen People are -- "Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God if ever He had a Chosen People,"~ Notes on Virginia, Thomas Jefferson. That invalidates any claim that Thomas Jefferson would want us to support Israel because they are the "Chosen People."

As long as America remains Judeo-Christian and continues to prefer the values of the Lone Ranger to those of the United Nations, Jews will never be entirely abandoned. But given the Europeanization of America's elite, the news media's constant moral equation of free Israel and its fascistic enemies, the increasing number of anti-Jewish, anti-Christian Muslims in America, and the continuing influence of the anti-America and anti-Israel left on academia and on liberal Christian denominations, one day the Jews and Israel may be entirely abandoned. Here, the Jews' nasty habit of projection is used in a feeble attempt to blame "leftists" and "Europeanization" for media bias, anti-Christian values, and the inevitable abandonment of the poor Jews and Israel if America doesn't help them.

So here we are, just one generation after nearly every Jew in Europe was murdered, and the remnant that remains in the New Jersey-sized Jewish state is threatened with extinction. Note the big dramatics contained in this little paragraph. Nearly every Jew in Europe was killed just one generation ago? If you're not insulted yet, White Christian, by the assumption that you are ignorant enough to believe such a statement, then you need to kick yourself and then go research the number of Jews living in Europe before and after World War II. It's hard to imagine that the entire Jewish population could become extinct, especially if you consider the fact that they are not all concentrated in their little New Jersey-sized country, but are spread out all over the world.

Even the bulk of Jewry that was not alive in 1938 feels now as if that year of appeasement of evil is being replayed. As in 1938, the world now seems to be divided between those nations that were about to murder Jews and those that would let it happen. The "Jewish Holocaust" is losing effect as one generation replaces another. A new imaginary oppression must be produced to ensure that Gentile Guilt Syndrome continues to thrive.

It is almost unbelievable. It is, indeed, almost unbelievable that Christians are being encouraged to stand with a people who blaspheme and ridicule our Lord and Saviour in ways that the "enemy" Muslims would never dream of doing. It is almost unbelievable that a journalist of Mr. Prager's standing would ignore historical and modern day evidence and instead cloak his political views in Biblical terms and try to sell it to the Christian reader.


Dennis Prager, one of America's most respected and popular nationally syndicated radio talk-show hosts, is the author of several books and a frequent guest on television shows such as Larry King Live, Politically Incorrect, The Late Late Show on CBS, Rivera Live, The Early Show on CBS, Fox Family Network, The O'Reilly Factor and Hannity & Colmes.

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