Thursday, November 18, 2010

From Cantor to Kagan, is it possible for U.S. Jewish nationalists to put America first? Not really

Eric Cantor’s Loyalty

(Occidental Observer) -- by Kevin MacDonald --

It’s a good sign that Rep. Eric Cantor’s pledge of allegiance to Israel has raised eyebrows. Cantor, who will soon be Marjority Leader in the House, released a statement that
“the new Republican majority will serve as a check on the Administration and what has been, up until this point, one party rule in Washington.” “He made clear that the Republican majority understands the special relationship between Israel and the United States, and that the security of each nation is reliant upon the other.”
Philip Weiss links to several commentators who were rather amazed that Cantor seemed to think it appropriate that the Republicans in the House would be making US foreign policy. Perhaps the most vitriolic comment is by Mark Perry at Foreign Policy who lumps Cantor’s statement in with the abject behavior of the Obama administration in offering Israel billions of dollars worth of military hardware in exchange for continuing a partial settlement freeze for three (3!) more months. Perry reviews a number of other recent examples of groveling before the Israel Lobby, and even sees fit to mention Elena Kagan’s testimony during her confirmation hearings:
When Elena Kagan testified during her confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court, she cited Israel jurist Aharon Barak as her model, because he was the “John Marshall of the State of Israel.” Kagan might well be a brilliant justice [I doubt it], but I would have thought she would cite Marshall as her model. Reminded that Barak was a judicial activist (and therefore not necessarily acceptable for some committee members), Kagan gave a ready explanation: “Israel means a lot to me,” she explained. Enough said.
Actually, there’s much more to be said about it. Her statement of ethnic commitment to a foreign country and her idealization of an Israeli jurist speak volumes. A reasonable inference is that her ethnic loyalty would trump disinterested application of legal principles. Would she recuse herself in a case involving spying for Israel? What about immigration policy, given that liberal immigration policy is a cornerstone commitment of the organized Jewish community?

But Kagan’s extraordinary statement did not prevent her from being confirmed, and Cantor’s statement has generally not resulted in accusations that his ethnic background may be influencing his attitudes. Only Philip Weiss broached the loyalty issue:
And the reason it’s vital to talk about [Cantor's dual loyalty] now is that you can’t unpack the disastrous American decision to invade Iraq or the push now to go to war with Iran (or indeed the unending support for Israeli colonization of the West Bank, or the defeat of the right of return in the 40s and 50s when American presidents were demanding the return of the refugees) without talking about the lobby and the construction of Jewish identity.

Chris Moore comments:

The Marxists, institutional multi-culturalists, left-liberals, and neocons made a massive error by using innately particularistic Jewry as the spearhead of their ideologies for a couple of different reasons. 1) Jewry is so haughty, self-serving and imperious, it thinks it should be granted special consideration and privileges in any and all cases, including the most blatantly treasonous, which 2) makes informed observers wonder if all minorities are going to be so tribal, selfish and even traitorous once they get a firm toe-hold as has Jewry. If they’re even half as obnoxious as Jewry, then that will be far too much, and enough to sink the country.

Others may disagree, but I believe the American experiment can still be salvaged if we quickly and aggressively suppress the Zionists, who set incredibly bad examples and poison the well for everyone, as is their particularistic nature and modus-vivendi.

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