Thursday, January 24, 2002

THE NATURE OF ZIONISM - To a large extent the terms "Jew" and "Zionist" have become intermixed and interchangeable, but I think a distinction needs to be made. All Jews are Zionists, but not all Zionists are Jews.

My definition of Zionism is the one put forth by the late Robert Miles, i.e., that Zionism is the belief that the Jews are God's Chosen People or that the Jews have some kind of "special relationship" with God which entitles them to do whatever the hell they want here on earth, like go berserk and slaughter hundreds of people in the West Bank and Gaza whenever the mood takes them. A Zionist is someone who believes that the Jews have a kind of religious pass or permission slip to commit mortal sin and unspeakable crimes, from the theft of another nation's land to depriving Americans of their First Amendment rights, and the rest of us must genuflect and shuffle and tap dance because they are "the apple of God's eye."

This idea is unmitigated crap, for a number of sound theological and practical reasons which I won't get into at length because the one subject I intend to avoid in this weblog is religion. I'll just quickly cite one Scriptural and one historical refutation.

A) Assuming the Jews ever were "chosen" (a very dubious assumption), they blew it with the Man Upstairs for the last time when they shouted "Give us Barabbas!" B) The Jews of today are not the Jews of the Bible in any case. There are two kinds of Jews, Sephardic, who are basically Semitic Arabs from places like Iraq and Yemen who follow the Jewish religion, and the Ashkenazic, who are the descendants of an Armenoid people called the Khazars who converted to Judaism over a thousand years ago and were wiped out for their trouble. The Jews of Biblical times (with all due respect to my Christian Identity friends) are completely extinct, having been wiped out by the Romans at Masada in 70-odd A.D. Yes, I know this is a gross oversimplification and I know there were a few survivors whose remote bloodlines and chromosomes are probably floating around somewhere, but basically, any connection between the Biblical era and the Jewish people of today is all in their own minds. The idea that the Jews are God's Chosen People has neither a theological nor a historical basis.

However, the idea the the Jews of today are the Jews of the Bible is very convenient for those who wish to silence any criticism of Israel, and the Jewish propaganda machine has been quite successful in peddling this pernicious idea to a large number of tub-thumping fundamentalist Christians with nothing but pork fat between their ears. There was a little couplet going around some years ago:

"How odd of God to choose the Jews."
"Not news, not odd. The Jews chose God."

To which I might add,

"We've news for the Jews: they're going to lose."

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