Friday, December 23, 2005

Interesting that Hannukah, the celebration of Jews fighting back against and beating those who would do them harm, comes just two days after today's Lawrence Kaplan's WSJ column that criticizes American Jews for choosing liberalism over policies key to both Israel's and the United States' survival and in the same week that Munich opened at the box office, Spielbergs's exercise in moral equivalence between the Israelis and the Palestinian terrorists.

It's distressing that American Jews are so determined to take positions at odds with their own survival. How can they have anything but complete contempt for those who would gladly kill them for no reason other than their being Jewish? How can American Jews not know the only way to deal with someone who wants to kill you is to kill him first? How can they not know there's no reasoning with the insane, with those so blinded by religious fanaticism that they teach and send their young to carry out suicide bombings against Jews?

How is it possible that the likes of Spielberg fear the religious right here in America more than they fear the Mad Mullahs in the Middle East? How can they spend their time organizing fundraisers for this or that liberal cause - saving the whales, preserving the right to abortion, feeding the homeless - yet not organize against Iran's seeking of nuclear weapons, a threat to the world far more severe and immediate than any harm posed by so-called global warming? How can they be such devotees of whatever passes these days for 'the peace process'? How can they be such supporters of the United Nations, seeing that it as full as it is with anti-Semites and the like?

I don't understand why, but they're blind. They refuse to deal with the world as it is. They refuse to acknowledge they're in a fight for their own survival. They ignore the evidence in front of their faces.

It's the same mentality that allowed Hitler to murder 6 million of their fellow Jews. For the most part, with few exceptions, the Jews didn't fight. Too many went willingly to their deaths. Too many refused to accept that they had enemies who could do such things. Far too many refused to run for safety. And not enough of them stood and fought against the Nazis who were rounding them up, putting them on the trains and herding them into the gas chambers.

It didn't matter that the Jews couldn't hope to beat the Nazis, they still needed to fight back. They needed to fight, to kill as many of their enemy as possible, to disrupt and delay the Nazis as much as possible, in order to give as many of their fellow Jews a chance of surviving as possible.

Who knows, had more Jews fought back, how many fewer Jews would have been murdered? How many Jews would have actually known their grandparents, their aunts, their uncles, their cousins, their brothers, their sisters, their mothers, their fathers?

But they didn't. Some fought back. Too many didn't.

And, notwithstanding the "Never Again" motto of the JDL, once again, there doesn't seem to be enough Jews willing to fight...

How can they be so stupid.... again?