Gilad Atzmon: And What About Jewish Anti Gentile Studies?
(gilad.co.uk) -- by Gilad Atzmon --
American Jewry won a victory last week: Yale University bowed to pressure - it is now starting yet another initiative to study anti-Semitism, after a decision to cancel an earlier programme had sparked criticism.
The earlier programme created in 2006 was cancelled because it had produced "little scholarly work,” and the institute's courses had not attracted large numbers of students, according to Donald Green, the director of Yale's Institution for Social and Policy Studies.
Abe Foxman of The Anti-Defamation League criticised Yale for cancelling the programme and welcomed the new initiative, saying "We are satisfied that Yale University understood the critical importance of continuing an institute for the study and research of anti-Semitism".
The new programme will be led by Yale professor Maurice Samuels, who states that Yale has some of the leading scholars in the world working on anti-Semitism and interfaith relations. He intends to focus on contemporary and historical anti-Semitism.
However, for all Yale’s efforts, I remain convinced that Samuels will not be able to produce any valuable scholarly work either - the reason is simple: almost the entire body of research on ‘anti Semitism ’ conducted in recent decades is solely concerned and obsessed with recording the historical points at which hatred of the Jews manifests itself. And yet, for some bizarre reason, such scholarly work on anti Semitism never seeks to understand, and is totally impervious to the socio-economic, the ideological, theological and historical contexts, motivations, causes and reasoning that have existed behind such outbursts of hatred against the Jews.
These countless studies on anti Semitism rarely look into the causes, and rarely try to understand why anti Semitism arose in so many places throughout history.
Instead of elaborating on the causes that may lead to anti Semitism, the discourse on anti Semitism is a unique chronological account that only ‘starts to tick’ as soon as an ‘anti Semitic’ event is detected. Everything prior to that is a blank slate - and so we are left, once more, none the wiser as to why people ‘turned against the Jews’ yet again.
I’d like to suggest here, that for an academic study of anti Semitism to be scholarly and comprehensive, and if we are to even begin to understand the roots of anti Semitism, then primary attention must surely also be dedicated to the considerable body of anti-gentile views expressed within the Torah, Talmud, and within contemporary Jewish ideology and politics (Zionist and Jewish anti-Zionist alike).
The institute’s scholars would also be well advised to elaborate on Jewish cultural supremacy, and Jewish political lobbying, from Purim to AIPAC.
For a study of anti Semitism to become scholarly and valuable, instead of merely a form of hyper-emotional hysterical ranting, the researcher would also be advised to first assume that, perhaps, anti Jewish feelings might well have root causes which could be rational, and could be explained and understood -- yet not justified -- in terms of causality and reason.
Instead of assuming that the Goyim are just a bunch of crazy blood thirsty lunatics that periodically just went mad again and again throughout history in their dislike for Jews, the scholars would rather be advised to look for the root causes that may well have lead to an anti Semitic event, ideology or text.
Such a study then, would surely be academically and socially valuable, and I believe it would also be crucial for Jews and Israelis, so they may be enabled to understand the world they live in, and to grasp their role in it.
Some commendable studies by Jewish academics have already been done in that area : The Jewish Century by Yuri Slezkine, The Pity Of It All by Amos Elon and Jewish History, Jewish Religion by Israel Shahak and even early Zionist texts by Max Nordau, Ber Borochov and others all provide some adequate answers to questions regarding the origins of anti Semitism. Interestingly enough, none of the above studies were produced or sponsored by ‘anti-Semitism research institutions’ . The above scholars attempted to grasp the origins of animosity towards the Jews, instead of looking for a symposium in which they could moan about being hated. The three former at least, were driven by genuine intellectual curiosity rather than by a need for collective therapy...MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
I fear that because the Judeofascists who control, dominate and administer the overwhelming bulk of organized Jewry are collectively psychopathic, they are unable to examine themselves objectively, nor ever take responsibility for their own horrendous actions and deeds, instead always blaming their victims in order to keep their antagonists on the defensive, and themselves from accountability.
As Jeff Gates has observed of Zionist psychopaths in particular:
In the clinical psychiatric literature, this “state” features interpersonal traits such as superficial charm, pathological lying, egocentricity, lack of remorse, and callousness that are regarded as characteristic of psychopaths. In order to betray, psychopaths first befriend. In order to defraud, they first establish a relationship of trust. Sound familiar? Those who share such a mental state will happily incite hatred to catalyze a reaction and then claim they are the victims of hate. For those inhabiting this mental state, it appears rational and even desirable to provoke a response and then claim to be a target of anti-Semites. Inside this internal state, self-absorption is all-encompassing with arrogance its most visible trait.Until organized Jewry first admits to itself that Judeofascism is a real phenomenon and not the invention of bigots, and secondly admits that it is under the control and domination of Judeofascist psychopaths, it will never be able to crawl out from under their thumb and live any kind of a sane existence.
It's quite possible that organized Jewry may well find that without Judeofascist psychopaths controlling and leading its ethno-religious-ideology, organized Jewry itself might eventually cease to lose its cohesiveness, and slowly fade into history.
On the other hand, out from under the oppressive shadow of such monsters, it might bloom into something respectable and worthwhile.
But ceding control of organized Jewry to lunatic Judeofascist psychopaths be they of Left or Right is wrong on its face and nothing but a recipe for tragedy. It's the equivalent of keeping stroke-fallen, comatose, 83-year-old Ariel Sharon alive in a vegetative state on breathing tubes for the last five years. I can only imagine what kind of nightmares this soul is having 24 hours a day, seven days a week, particularly with all of the blood he has on his hands. His sub-conscious must be absolutely wreaking havoc.
Why put him through that? Doesn't even Sharon deserve some peace at this point?
Keeping organized Jewry alive under the domination of Judeofascist psychopaths is the moral equivalent, which isn't to say Israel need be dismantled, but rather to say that insisting upon its existence as a Jewish supremacist state will continue to be nothing but torture for the entirety of organized Jewry until the end, likely when someone finally comes along and nukes it into oblivion as a consequence of Judeofascist aggression, at which point the Judeofascist psychopaths in the diaspora will start the process all over again, dragging humanity ever further down into the mire with each succeeding wave.
It's well past time for organized Jewry to pull the plug on the Judeofascist psychopaths and let the chips fall where they may.