Monday, June 07, 2010
If you've ever wondered or assumed...
Are you as noble as this? Do you dare to be perfect?
To teachtell everyone else how to be perfect? Kewl.
FROM BEFORE. At some level, the study of history is a mob exercise in narcissism. The good guys and bad guys are determined after the fact and we all get to share in the glow of righteousness that accompanies the conviction of what side we'd have been on in the great moral confrontations -- after the textbooks have pronounced their judgment. We'd have opposed the Salem witch trials. We'd have stood up for the American Indian tribes when all the treaties were being broken. We'd have been die-hard abolitionists and underground-railroaders in the age of American slavery. We'd have denounced Hitler in the early 1930s and refused to participate in his 1936 Olympics. We'd have opposed FDR's internment of the Japanese in World War II. We'd have stood with Rosa Parks at the front of the bus and died if necessary for Martin Luther King. We'd have marched against the Vietnam War. And we always knew Bush was wrong about everything.
Or some of those things, anyway. And for many, book learning about such things brings a sense of regret. IF ONLY. If only I had been there instead of in the here and the now where nothing is that important or clearcut, I could have made a difference. I could have shown everyone the exquisite moral clarity of my soul. As opposed to now, where everything is only shades of gray, and I'm really too busy just trying to make a fucking living to get involved.
Welcome to the real world. Everyone is always too busy just trying to make a fucking living to get involved. Except... if you're interested... the universe is tossing up one of its endless opportunities... for those who think they're moral heroes.
If you're interested. I know the term has been overused, but I'll use it again because it's so apt. We've reached the point of "perfect storm" for the final annihilation of the Jews.
I mean, if you were looking for the absolutely absolute symptoms of moral disaster before proving your own moral superiority -- you know, the proof that it really is that important to put your own prosperity and life on the line -- the final pieces have been put into place. If no one acts, Israel will die and the Jews will become a hunted race with nowhere to go and no one to defend them. Interested?
Unless, in your heart of hearts, you really do want the Jews to go away for good. (What happened? A Jew made you look bad in class? You lost a lawsuit? A doctor was rude or overcharged you? You don't like the way his wife was dressed or made up at the country club? A Jew made your kid look bad in class? Etc.)
Yes, I know you love all the black people you've never met, and all the Palestinians who haven't lobbed missiles into your child's pre-school, and all the other causes that have nothing to do with the roots of your whole moral system and educational tradition, but the seeker after causes has to make some compromises.
I'm giving you a tip about the next moral cause that won't be identified until it's too late.
The Jews in Israel are about to be exterminated. And the time to do something about it is right now -- not next week, next month, or next year. For all you moral heroes, let me put it in terms you do understand. The Salem witch trials are banging the gavel. John Brown is cornered in his burning barn. Rosa Parks is being kicked foot by foot to the back of the bus. And Leni Riefenstahl (see video above) has just released her latest masterpiece of propaganda:
Meanwhile, an alliance of the U.N., Europe, and middle eastern Islamic states have agreed that it's criminal for Israel to blockade the import of arms from Hamas to Israel's existential enemies in Gaza. The President of the United States can't be bothered to support the right of self-defense for his nation's closest ally and chooses instead to party with one of the world's most famously respected anti-semites at the very moment Israel is most under attack. Then there's the so-called "dean" of the White House Press Corps, whom nobody in any position of authority can quite bring himself to denounce as... well... what do you call them these days? Maybe what this what one out-of-power old-time liberal calls her. Except nobody in power is listening because they all basically agree.
And did we mention Iran? On the verge of nuclear weapons capability, with no meaningful attempt at deterrence from same by anyone. With a brand new declaration to up the ante of provocation by joining the international attempt to bully Israel out of defending itself from Hamas missile supply through the "illegally" blockaded Mediterranean port.
uh. Israel is going to die soon. With the complicity of the United States. And every other supposedly civilized nation on earth. After this. And the consensus of all the peace-loving academics in the western academic world. And all of you who don't have the guts to stand up and fight back when a genuine civilizational crisis of morality announces itself in neon letters.
This is your moment, kiddies. Ultimate, anti-authority, anti-conventional wisdom, anti-immoral establishment moment. Watcha gonna do, babies?
I know watcha gonna do. What the smugly superior assholes always do. Nothing.
But this time at least, you won't get away with pretending you'd have been on the right side if only you knew what that was. The right side here is obvious. And when your neglect and propaganda kill a million of your betters, I will never let you forget it.
What won't I let you forget? You'd have helped lynch the witches. You'd have written editorials endorsing the Dred Scott decision. You'd have given Leni Riefenstahl an Oscar. Maybe you still will. She was a talented filmmaker, after all.
P.S. Anybody who wants to join the fight, volunteer now. I'm trying to build a new website. I just have to convince a Jewish colleague that anyone cares.
UPDATE. My friend is on board. We're starting a new website called, "It's Happening Again." We need bandwidth, we need contributors, and we need outreach. And money would be huge help too. It cannot be a Jewish Defense League permutation, although we also need Jewish contributors. It's a website representing all the defenders of civilization. It's not conservative, liberal, Democrat, or Republican. It's about staving off catastrophe. My friend wants to focus on current events, day by day, and I want to leaven that with the historical context explaining why the death of Israel would be so catastrophic to all of civilization. (Was it Billy Oblivion who expressed a devotion to "Mila 18," also one of one of my favorite books of all time? Come forward.We need you.) Unlike this site, its mission is traffic, traffic, traffic. We need to become an immediate force on the Internet. Any idea that will promote that is welcome -- petitiions, challenges, interviews, polls, etc. We need the attention of Alan Dershowitz, Joseph Lieberman, Charles Schumer, Diane Feinstein, David Horowitz, Bill Kristol, and any and all Christian advocates of Israel.
We have no idea what we're doing yet. Just that we must become the Resistance. Give us your best ideas.