Forenote: Maybe I'm been too puzzled by recent developments: by the US vote in the UN*, the Israel's reaction and the upcoming new administration's**;Forenote: Maybe I'm been too puzzled by recent developments: by the US vote in the UN*, the Israel's reaction and the upcoming new administration's**; so, I resorted to this book. I mean, I was, sort of, led to re-examine the "Jewish question".
"JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Sephardic leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in his weekly Saturday night sermon said that non-Jews exist to serve Jews.
“Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world; only to serve the People of Israel,” he said during a public discussion of what kind of work non-Jews are allowed to perform on Shabbat.
"Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat," he said to some laughter." October 18, 2010 ***
“Every nation hates each other, but they all hate the Jew.” Mark Twain
"Even the best of the [Gentiles] should be killed." (Babylonian Talmud)
"Gentile souls are of a completely different and inferior order. They are totally evil, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever." Rabbi Shneur Zalman, founder of Habad-Lubavitch
"Even as I write these provocative words, I harbor no hatred toward the Jewish people." David Duke
(1) Do they really rule the world? (2) Who are the Gentiles? (3) Are the Jews a (distinct) race? (4) Are they superior...and dangerous? ...
Very well documented so far, makes the case for a worldwide Jewish conspiracy; one of world domination; especially in the USA; there are many examples of Jewish control of the media (entertainment; publishing houses and newspapers; as well as movie industry). Duke points some negative effects of this control; some have a "degenerate" effect; I can recall his words on one movie:
"Farewell Uncle Tom [movie] was designed to incite Blacks to murder and rape Whites across America."
On the political arena, the number of names provided by the author is staggering; both for a Democratic administration (Clinton) or a Republican administration (Bush). An Israeli newspaper (Maariv) headline story is quoted: “The Jews Who Run Clinton’s Court” on September 2, 1994; and “The U.S. has no longer a government of Goyim [Gentiles], but an administration in which the Jews are full partners in the decision making at all levels."
Duke ponders for some time on the roots of anti-Semitism , throughout History; and it is a long list of instances of expulsion of the Jews since the 11th century in several European places. The author speaks about “treachery” and soon about “exploitation” as negative traits.
If one could get surprised by the complicated relationship Israel/USA (revelations on 9/11 will strike you, no doubt), things get a little denser when Duke approaches Israel itself, a state, according to Duke, aiming at supremacy via terrorism. The examples are many; they include thousands of Palestinians tortured and the Lavon affair.
To start with, I would venture into saying that the answer to the 3 initial questions (on the Jews) , is positive; yes, in some cases a 100% yes, in some cases not so much. Genetics will surely tell more about the third question. Ellsworth Huntington in his book of 1924 [Character of Races: Influenced by Physical Environment Natural Selection and Historical Development (Anti-movements in America)] spoke of the existence of 5 major races: (1) white/Caucasian/European; (2) yellow/Mongolia/Asiatic; (3) brown/Malay; (4) black/negro/African (5) Red/American. Today there’s a lot of mingling, and the way of the future is to acknowledge the mixed-types, and the blending of races. The purists are, in some sort of way, doomed. Yet, you can surely put David Duke in the “whites” category, one he defends so much, especially due to the “Christian heritage”.
I would counsel Duke to probe more into the Jewish [positive!] contribution to the West civilization because it’s really a Judeo-Christian heritage at stake, here in the West. His travels throughout Europe (in some cases portraying him as a white supremacist) and his (sort of) narrative “alliances” with some Arabs (Palestinians, namely) and the Iranians (on the Holocaust denial) put David in a dangerous position; the radical one, likely to foment hate; racial hate. Especially when he puts "you" in the category of "gentiles": if you're not Jew than you're a gentile.
From the historical point of view the book well-deserves a 4 stars rating.
The race card is not over though; with the victory of Donald Trump in the USA (and David Duke declared his "strategic" support to this candidate) some have seen a bonus vote for the white race; and some still wonder about other votes yet to come in Europe with the same connotation. To this I’ll be back. Someday.
A Russian journalist holds a poster with portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, France's far-right National Front president Marine Le Pen, center, and President-elect Donald Trump (Photo: AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) --- *US abstains as UN demands end to Israeli settlements in: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/23/pol...
** "As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th". — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
“I don’t really feel I’m part of the establishment. I’m not outside, I’m on the kind of edge, I’m dangling there. I quite like i IN MEMORY
“I don’t really feel I’m part of the establishment. I’m not outside, I’m on the kind of edge, I’m dangling there. I quite like it … I’m not against the establishment per se. I just do what I do and that’s it.”
Her Design in [and] Architecture has been stunning many, for years.
I recently discovered her Abstract Painting and Drawing.
Musings while reading: "they" saw her as little, yet golden, nevertheless. Her greatness really lies on what?; ...no wonder some want it back.
"Try to Musings while reading: "they" saw her as little, yet golden, nevertheless. Her greatness really lies on what?; ...no wonder some want it back.
"Try to see rich people, the unemployed, officials, farmers. Look for average people, because it is they who make up America"
"I regret very much that I myself cannot tell you at the moment where America is located. Come here again on the sixth of November 1936 [presidential election day] for it will be clear then what is America and where it is located"
"The proud towers of New York were behind us"
"All of America speeds somewhere, and evidently never will stop" ... "There are road maps published by Standard Oil, Shell, Socony, Conoco and Esso".
"[girls] At times they resemble Kay Francis, at other times Greta Garbo, before that they all looked like Gloria Swanson".
"An automobile journey across America is like a journey across an ocean, monotonous and magnificent"
"It is indecent to refrain from going to church. As for communism, that is something for dirty Mexicans, Slavs and Negroes. It is no business for Americans".
"Americans are as naive as children" ... "The first month we resisted it. We drank no "Coca-Cola" ... "The men who work for Ford are Mexicans, Poles, Czechs, Italians, Negroes".
"They are excellent workers; they have golden hands." ... "But one fine trait-curiosity-is almost nonexistant with Americans. That is especially true of the youth"
"America was preparing for Christmas....The traditional Santa Claus, the kindly Christmas grandfather with a long white beard, was driving through the streets in his gilded chariot". "Millions of Americans are in the throes of such childish ideas"
"The Indians almost never mix with the whites"...."We crossed the territory of the Navajo, yet where were those 60,000 poor but proud people?" "Las Vegas cured us completely"
"It is forbidden to transport fruits or flowers into California". "There are many Chinese in San Francisco" "This is the most beautiful city in America, apparently because it is in no way reminiscent of America" "This Hollywood is dull, hellishly dull". "All these pictures are below the level of human dignity" "They are designed for birds' brains, for slow-thinking human cattle of camel-like lack of fastidiousness". "In America there are many religions and many gods".
"Here even the churches were separate, for example one for the white Baptists and another for the black Baptists. When the Baptist God several years hence returns to earth, in order to destroy soviet atheists who help one another, he will be delighted with his establishments in the south of America"
"Negroes are talented people" "Negroes are impressionable people" "Negroes possess a strong imagination" "Negroes love nature" "Finally, negroes are expansive".
"And if one will read carefully the text of the American Constitution, it is easy to discover there grandiose and equitable sections which would seem to guarantee the general welfare. Nevertheless [Charles] Lindbergh fled, while the Constitution in the capitalist country is merely a bronze tablet...". "It was an amazing spectacle" [senate commission] "Our journey came to an end.""And throughout that entire journey we never once stopped thinking of the Soviet union"
"Terrible are the crimes of American capitalism".
--- "When the Majestic sailed past Wall Street, darkness fell and lights appeared in the skyscrapers. In those windows gleamed the gold of electricity, but perhaps also real gold. This last golden vision of America escorted us to the very egress into the ocean".
This is a sort of "libelish", some would think, communist paper on the America of the mid-thirties; a very critical view on America.
Ever since the two soviet humorists had been there much has changed (I mean, especially on the racial issue), yet some traits still remain, on the religious field, the economic, sociological and on the culture, at large. The last pages are dedicated to the presentation of solutions for America; on top of it would appear wealth distribution, according to Ilf and Petrov.
I repeat, it's a political, "libelish" paper made by two brave Russian men, who, nevertheless, saw beauty and found a lot to learn inside the capitalist foe. Some instances are just true, crude portrayals of the then-reality. Yet biased, no doubt, by this tainted communist view and a sort of old rivalry/competition between those two nations: the USA and the then-USSR; something which, in my view, will remain for decades to come.
I close my commentary with the pictures which appeared recently in Moscow.
Russia-America is a complicated relationship. At times a very, very hard one.
"Eighty years ago, the Soviet writers Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov headed out to explore America. Now, the Goethe-Institut invited author Felicitas Hoppe to follow in their footsteps. She travelled across the United States in six weeks."