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Zionism Usurped by Antisemites & Xenophobes

John Sullivan

Posted on May 20, 2021 21:52

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In the nineteenth century, many different European Jews were attempting to come up with a "solution" to the problem they were facing. In Russia and other Slavic countries, Jewish communities were subjected to pogroms by local gentiles, based on wild conspiracies and plenty of economic incentive. Jewish homes would be plundered as if they were being attacked by a crusade, men and women would be slaughtered in public.

In the nineteenth century, many different European Jews were attempting to come up with a “solution” to the problem they were facing. In Russia and other Slavic countries, Jewish communities were subjected to pogroms by local gentiles, based on wild conspiracies and plenty of economic incentive. Jewish homes would be plundered as if they were being attacked by a crusade, men and women would be slaughtered in public. 

The Zionist Congress led by Herzl, believed that there needed to be a Jewish state, and they proposed multiple locations, including Africa and Palestine. 

What we have today is a botched and corrupted version of Herzl’s original plan. Perhaps Herzl didn’t account for what would happen if this state were declared. The sound of bullets, the smell of gunpowder, and the blood of Jews and Arabs pooling up as the British left in a hurry leaving the new settlers alone to deal with this conflict. This conflict continues today, and has resulted in the oppression of the Arabic population by the new settlers, reclaiming Zion. 

Today’s Zionism is supported by the most abhorrent white xenophobes and anti-Semites, Richard Spencer, Victor Orban, National Rally (the French Far-Right Political Party), and others in this vein. Spencer is a Zionist because he doesn’t want Jews (along with a long list of people) living in his country. The last few presidents have a lot in common, but two things that link together are Zionism and deportation. While most US Presidents have supported Israel in one sense or another, none has been so outwardly supportive as the most xenophobic president we’ve had, Donald Trump. I can't even begin to list all of the concessions Trump made to Israel. Both Democrats and Republicans will pass any measure that gives the Israeli state arms or money. I hopefully don’t need to provide proof that these parties (I won’t begin a polemic about how they are the same party) are anti-immigration, yes even the Democrats. Obama was called the “Deporter-in-Chief” for a reason. 

Einstein once wrote a letter to the New York Times in opposition to the visit of the leader of Herut. Herut was a fascist political party in Israel which has since merged into Likud, the ruling party of Israel. 

Any anti-Semitism in the modern west, comes from those who would incentivize their own people to move to the middle east. Can you imagine the distraught look on Biden’s face (who just tried to keep the Trump-era refugee cap), if say, the Israeli state had failed and Jews were looking for refuge in the United States? 

Oppose that hypothetical scenario to the way in which the left of capital Democrats (The Squad) would respond to a hypothetical Jewish refugee crisis. I have no doubt these supposed anti-Semites would push to open the arms of the American immigration system for those refugees. The people labeling them as racist refer to migrant caravans trying to escape cartel violence "invasions". Projection. 

John Sullivan

Posted on May 20, 2021 21:52

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