Gilad Atzmon’s ‘The Wandering Who?’ Reviewed by Gary Steven Corseri
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...Now in his fifties, with a luminous musical career of his own, Atzmon has published two novels and numerous essays and articles at websites and periodicals worldwide. The Wandering Who is a collection of 22 essays that serve as a baedeker for those who want to accompany him on his extraordinary “journey” of self-discovery and self-actualization. The book’s sectional titles include, “Identity vs. Identifying”; “Unconsciousness Is the Discourse of the Goyim”; “Historicity & Factuality vs. Fantasy and Phantasm”; and “Connecting the Dots.” Accompany Atzmon and one finds oneself sharpening one’s own tools for self-interrogation and reflection, wandering with him to discover our own elusive “who.”...
We travel down labyrinths of history, myths, power politics, enfranchisement and disenfranchisement to ferret meanings. Judaism, we find, is an amalgamation of stories, legends, poems composed during “the Babylonian exile”—and a sense of exile and alienation are categorical indicators of “Jewish-ness.” Important clues come in the Bible’s Book of Esther.
I’ll note here that during his recent visit to the US, reportedly to discuss what must be done about Iran’s purported nuclear weapons program, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu handed the President of the world’s remaining super-power a copy of the Book of Esther. Whether or not the Prime Minister accompanied the gift with an order to “Read it!”—has not been reported!
I wonder what Obama’s reaction would be if someone presented him with a copy of Gilad Atzmons The Wandering Who? I guess that belongs in the relms of fantasy!
“In the Book of Esther,” Atzmon writes, “the Jews rescue themselves, and even get to mete out revenge.” To wit: Haman, the Persian King’s Prime Minister, “plots to have all the Jews in the Persian empire killed in revenge for a refusal by Esther’s cousin Mordechai to bow to him in respect.” Esther, “a brave and beautiful Jewish queen,” has never revealed her “Jewish” identity to her husband, the King! But, now she warns him of Haman’s murderous plot. The King has Haman– and his 10 sons—innocent bystanders, really–hanged on gallows originally intended for Mordechai and allows the Jews to take up arms and slay their enemies.
“The moral,” writes Atzmon, is clear: “If Jews want to survive, they had better infiltrate the corridors of power.” And this imperative to bond with power is an essential characteristic of “Jewishness”—notable in Esther’s time and in our contemporary world of AIPAC, think-tanks, media mesmerism and “message” control.
If the roots of “Jewishness”—separateness and “exceptionalism,” non-assimilation, exilic indoctrination—are discernable in the old-time religion of the Book of Esther, they ramify into something remarkably different—yet genetically akin—in what Atzmon and others call “the Holocaust religion.” “Jewishness,” he writes, “is the materialisation of fear politics into a pragmatic agenda.” In the modern Holocaust religion, vengeful, omnipotent Yahweh has been replaced by the unchallengeable “truths” of the Holocaust—past suffering cited to justify Israel’s ethnic cleansing and expansionism, its formidable arsenal of nukes and other weapons, its threats and wars of aggression.
It took me many years [Atzmon writes] to understand that the Holocaust, the core belief of the contemporary Jewish faith, was not at all an historical narrative, freely debated by historians, intellectuals and ordinary people. … historical narratives do not need the protection of the law and political lobbies. … The fate of my great-grandmother was not so different from hundreds of thousands of German civilians who died in deliberate, indiscrimate bombing, just because they were Germans. Similarly, the people in Hiroshima, who died just because they were Japanese. Three million Vietnamese died just because they were Vietnamese and 1.3 million Iraqis died because they were Iraqis.In many ways, Atzmon’s book is a cri de coeur addressed to Jews, specifically, but to humanity, generally, to grow up! To reach beyond tribalism and the politics of fear and vengeance. His style is dialectical, positing thesis and antithesis, arguing with himself and anticipating his readers’ (or opponents’) arguments to arrive at a plausible synthesis...MORE...LINK
-----"In many ways, Atzmon’s book is a cri de coeur addressed to Jews, specifically, but to humanity, generally, to grow up!"-----
Chris Moore comments:
Zionists never will "grow up," because a pre-meditated false consciousness, an ongoing psychology that embraces suspended disbelief and self-deceit in order to continue forward with their unconscionable behavior, and an arrested development and stunted, hyper-materialism are all central to their ideology...and because their ideology pays them so well to remain in their arrested state.
Totalitarian movements and their ideologues think they can combat life, truth and reality with censorship, coercion and force, but always fail in the end. What the pathetically weak, conformist, limbic-driven, arrested totalitarian mind doesn't understand (and may be incapable of understanding due to its sociopathy) is that life and truth will find a way, no matter how many times they bash it over the head.
If the Internet was around in the Jewish Bolshevik, Commie and Nazi era, there's no way they would have gotten as far as they did. In fact, its amazing the Zionists have gotten as far as they have so far, given the rise of the Internet. But they had already penetrated the U.S. establishment well before the Internet got so big, so we are seeing the full force, power and weight of that penetration being stretched to its limits today.
But just like the Commies and Nazis, they will inevitably fall to the forces of life, truth and reality. The only question is how much damage they can do in the mean time, and how their fascism will ultimately be scoured out of Greco-Christian Western civilization once and for all.