talk is not about Jews at all: it is the
dominant ideology of Pax Americana. A Cuban who talks about
anti-Semitism paves the road for the triumphal return of Meyer
Lansky’s heirs to his island” – Israel Shamir answers
to Lisandro Otero.
by Israel Shamir
red-jacketed British gentlemen ride after fox upon green hills of
Surrey, they call ‘yoicks’ to encourage their dogs; the Jews cry
‘anti-Semitism’ to encourage theirs.
‘Yoicks’ terrifies the fox; ‘anti-Semitism’
is the means to terrify opposition to the New World Order. It is
their equivalent of a Papal bull proclaiming the crusade against
contagious disease, their hate spreads farther and farther a field.
Iraqis supported Palestinians, and their country was invaded. The
Zionists’ latest enemy is France, for the French dared to object to
their plans of taking over Iraq. On the tree-lined street I live on,
a big parked Chevrolet carries the sticker ‘After Iraq, Chirac’.
Israeli newspapers are full to the brim with dozens of anti-French
reports and features. And whenever the Jews do not get what they
want, they raise the spectre of their adversaries’ ‘anti-Semitism’.
Now the riders
received an unexpected support from a noted Cuban intellectual
Lisandro Otero. One would expect that a writer from the Island of
Freedom will call for solidarity with the people of Palestine, Iraq,
and France. He could understand that the talk about French
anti-Semitism is orchestrated by the same forces that just a few
months ago led their anti-Cuban campaign.
But Otero preferred to pursue with the
dogs, rather than run with the foxes. In an article disseminated by
Cuban media, the ex-dissident writer repeats the standard
accusations of Zionists against France. After paying standard
left-Zionist lip service to ‘the policy of extermination of the
Palestinians practiced by bloodthirsty Ariel Sharon’, he writes:
“The attacks against the Jews have increased in an alarming way in
France. Many of these acts of aggression are carried out by Muslims,
of which there are in France between four and five million.” This is
not very politically-correct, rather outright racist generalisation.
Indeed, Noam Chomsky correctly stated that “Anti-Arab racism is so
widespread as to be unnoticeable; it is perhaps the only remaining
form of racism to be regarded as legitimate.” So legitimate that
Otero uses it without noticing.
Just in case the Cuban writer Otero is
a sincere man who was misled by the Zionist media, we shall briefly
refer to his charge. No Jew was killed or severely wounded in France
over the past ten years, though in the
same period of time Zionist paramilitary gangs of Beitar established
by Mussolini-worshipping Jewish fascist Jabotinsky attacked and
wounded dozens of anti-Zionists and Muslims on
streets of Paris and Marseille. In
France, hundreds of Muslims were wounded and killed in racist
attacks often led by the Zionists’ fascist allies.
In the Jewish
state, Muslim Palestinians are prevented from worshipping in the
holy site of al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem; Christian Palestinians
were prevented from coming to the Holy Sepulchre this Easter by the
Jewish army. But in France, not only Jewish worship is protected;
the French Jews even celebrated the bloody ‘achievements’ of the
The mosques in
France and elsewhere in Europe are frequently raided by police and
‘anti-terrorist’ squads; it would be a
bloody miracle if the synagogues would provide total immunity for
the Zionists. It could happen if the synagogues would stick to their
religious practice and avoid political involvement, but the Jewish
community centres and synagogues in France are used by Zionists as
their recruiting grounds. There they
collect moneys to build the Wall, and there they mobilise the French
Jews to fight for the Jewish state and to support the US
intervention in Iraq.
may read a revealing article A Happy Compromise
by the Jewish Canadian philosopher, Professor Michael Neumann, who
compares media coverage of attacks on Jewish property and attacks on
homes were spray-painted with slogans, the Globe and Mail (March
17th) put the story on about a third of page one, with a photo
taking up over half the space above the fold. The story continued on
page 8. As a Jew who has found that anti-Semitism is often
manipulated for political purposes, I wondered why the story
deserved such prominence. When a Pickering Islamic centre was spray-painted
with slogans and set on fire - arson is a more serious crime than
spray-painting - the story (March 26th) made the bottom of page 12.
It got little more space than the page 8 continuation of the March
17th anti-Semitism story”.
Neumann concluded: the reports on hate
crimes against Jews and other ethnic groups imply that the Jews are
important, the rest are not.
In other words, the hullabaloo of ‘French
anti-Semitism’ is made with mirrors, with the magnifying and
distorting mirrors of the heavily Jewish media. Nothing new about
that: a hundred years ago, amidst a storm of ‘Russian anti-Semitism’
reports, a Russian writer Alexander Kuprin, a friend of Jews, wrote
in a letter
to his fellow-writer:
“A ten-thousand-strong native tribe in the Far
North cut their own throats for their deer died. Peasants of Samara
eat earth out of starvation. Poland has been devoured, charming
Crimea turned into a whorehouse, the ancient agriculture of Central
Asia ruthlessly devastated, but amid this ocean of evil, injustice,
violence and sorrow we, the Russian writers, scream about
limitations imposed on Jewish dentists”.
Lisandro Otero ventures to sum up two
thousand years of Jewish-Christian relations according to the
“With accent of Christianity,
Emperor Constantine prohibited Judaic practices under penalty of
death. Justinian prohibited the construction of synagogues. The
triumph of Christianity in Europe institutionalised the racial
segregation of the Jews”.
Be reasonable, Lisandro! The Church
squashed in blood Albigensian and Arian heresies, destroyed Druids
and other non-Christian cults in Europe, baptised Slavs and Balts by
fire and sword; do you think it wouldn’t have been able to eliminate
the Jews if it would wish so? The concept of ‘racial segregation’
was totally foreign to Christianity, and many Jewish converts became
bishops and saints of the Church, from Torquemada to St John of God.
On the other hand, racial segregation is a precept of Jewish
faith, which forbids its adepts to mingle
with non-Jews. We
see it in the Jewish state, where non-Jews are walled up beyond
Sharon’s Wall and intermarriage is not permitted.
idea of ‘endless persecutions of Jews’ was invented in order to
subdue the descendents of the medieval Jewish caste and to mobilise
them for the goals of the Jewish elites. It caused paranoid
tendencies among Jews. If you are a friend of Jews, do not encourage
this paranoia. Anti-Semitism does not exist, Lisandro. The Jews are
safe everywhere, as safe as anybody else on this unsafe planet; as
safe as you are in blockaded Cuba, much more safe than Palestinians
in Palestine, Iraqis in Iraq and Arabs in the US or France. TOP
The Jewish fate
does not worry me, for it is safe. Cuba’s future worries me much
more. Your letter is a scary sign of the Cuban intelligentsia’s
readiness to submit to the New World Order. I saw this in
Gorbachov’s USSR, where the dismantling of socialism began with talk
about ‘anti-Semitism’. Promoters of this paradigm had built
relations with Israel, with the Jewish establishment in the US, and
eventually brought Yeltsin to power. Western journalists based in
Moscow had barraged their readers with reports of ‘growing
anti-Semitism’ and of forthcoming pogroms. The Soviets could not
even understand the accusation, for the USSR never knew racism of
any sort. But the Soviet Jews were scared by the baseless but
constantly repeated reports. Over a million of them formed beeline
in front of the Israeli embassy; now they build the wall to imprison
the children of Bethany. Their flight facilitated the collapse of
the Soviet Union, and gave the national wealth of the Soviet people
to the gang of predominantly Jewish Mafiosi in full liaison with
their American kin and kith.
phenomenon was observed in other East European socialist countries.
A Mossad agent of influence, media lord Robert Maxwell, supported
their cultural elites. At first, they talked about anti-Semitism,
then about the holocaust; in the end their privatised national
assets were bought by George Soros, Marc Rich and Vladimir Gusinsky,
while their soldiers were sent to kill Iraqis in Faluja.
talk is not about Jews at all: it is the dominant ideology of Pax
Americana. A Cuban who speaks about anti-Semitism paves the road for
the triumphal return of Meyer Lansky’s heirs to his island. You,
Lisandro, left Cuba for a while as a political émigré and later came
back, for you understood the misleading sophistry of Western media
campaigns and said: “from afar, one sees better how things really
are: the small things are small, and the big ones are big”.
changed your mind again? Do you wish your country to become another
Haiti or Guatemala, a floating bordello off the shores of Miami?
Visit the former Soviet republics, and you will find the end of the
road that begins with talk of anti-Semitism. Even if you do not care
much for the fate of workers and peasants and care only about
intellectuals, you will learn that in these impoverished countries,
writers and filmmakers can’t survive unless they obtain a grant from
the Soros Corporation.
intellectuals in the socialist states is much better than that of
their brethren in the ‘privatised’ Third World. A good hairdresser,
masseur, car repair mechanic or indeed a whore may look forward with
hope towards post-Castro Cuba. For a writer, scientist, thinker
there is no hope – in the Pax Americana, you will queue for American
visa or sell bootlegged cigars. Instead of being called a dissident
you will be called ‘a terrorist’. Your misplaced concern for the
Meyer Lansky and Mort Zuckerman, Bernard-Henri Levy and the Cuban
Zionist Jacobo Machover, for friends of Ariel Sharon and Shimon
Peres will bring a new Batista to your island, unless stopped by
some latter-day Barbudos.
The time will
come, rather sooner than later, when the American Empire will be
defeated and dismantled, and with it, the paranoid talk of
anti-Semitism will be gone for good. Then the descendents of Jews
will live in peace and harmony with descendents of Spanish hidalgo,
American rednecks and Palestinian fellahin. Your task, and the task
of the Cuban intelligentsia is to bring the good ship of independent
socialist Cuba into the safe harbour of future. For this purpose
steer clear of Zionist rocks.
Old prejudices reappear
THE ANTI-SEMITISM GROWS
One of the
worse consequences of the exterminating and criminal policy of Ariel
Sharon against the Palestinians resides in the increase of
against the Jews have increased in an alarming way in France. The
Minister of Education of the existing government announced it must
fight this racism. A manual on republican ideas is being sent to all
the schools and French institutions. 300 thousand copies of the
pamphlet have been printed. In that guide it is recommended to read
the Diary of Anna Frank, the Declaration of Rights of Man and to see
a documentary on the Holocaust. The French authorities consider that
this increase of attacks on Jews and synagogues and the profanation
of cemeteries is due to the policy of Israel in the Middle East.
they burned the Jewish Centre in Toulon in the south of France as an
answer to the murder of sheik Ahmed Yassin. Many of these
aggressions are carried out by Muslims, of which there are in France
between four and five million. In surveys teachers affirm that it is
frequent that the adolescents show their rejection of the Jews. In
several schools it is advised not to wear Jewish skull caps.
Anti-Semitism is not a new phenomenon.
It is based on authors like Renan and Gobineau. Powerful
industrialists, like Henry Ford, professed a dark anti-Judaism.
as justification, Emperor
under penalty of death
Justinian prohibited the construction of synagogues.
The triumph of Christianity in Europe
the racial segregation of the
prohibited the construction of synagogues. In the Council of
Laterano of 1215 Jews were required to wear a yellow cloth to
distinguish themselves. Luther proposed measures against the
Hebrews. The triumph of Christianity in Europe led to the
institutionalisation of the racial segregation of the Jews. German
anti-Semitism intensified with the financial crisis of 1873, when
Jewish bankers and moneylenders were accused of causing economic
problems. Apocryphal texts like the protocols of the elders of Zion
were spread and gave root to Hitler’s anti-Semitism. That prejudice
had its root in the social visibility of the Jews, their leading
position in finance, their politics and culture, their customary
separation, their strong identity. These were factors in the
isolation and separation of the communities where they resided.
The policy of extermination
of the Palestinians practiced by Ariel Sharon has contributed to
reactivation of anti-Semitism that was
crushed after the Holocaust. TOP
Son of Dogs & Foxes
Israel Shamir responds to Lisandro Otero