Today I would like to do something a little different and talk about precisely what the title says, the enduring Jewish legacy of leveraging the Holocaust for power. This is something you can see examples of everyday in the news. To find such a piece of news I used the scientific method of doing a Twitter search for ‘Holocaust’ and looking at the latest tweets. This is what I found.
Let’s jump right into the article:
The very first sentence establishes the fact that the Jewish community still holds Germany, and her people, responsible for the alleged Holocaust. Even 80 years after the war Germany’s relationship with Israel is based on the dynamic of evil oppressors vs. innocent victims despite the fact most Germans from that era are dead and the ones still alive certainty have no power.
Moving on, let’s get to the crux of the issue:
For those of you unfamiliar with the term Nakba, it was the destruction of Palestinian society and homeland in 1948, and the permanent displacement of a majority of the Palestinian Arabs. It’s also used to describe the ongoing persecution, displacement, and occupation of the Palestinians, both in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, as well as in Palestinian refugee camps throughout the region. The accusation of Israel using the Holocaust to justify war crimes against the Palestinian people has long been a thorn in Israel’s side. Rightfully so.
Continuing with the article:
This response illustrates how the Jewish community has zero tolerance for criticism. It’s not enough to accept the story of the Holocaust and the suffering of the victims. You must treat the Shoah like the scared cow that Jews want it to be and never use it, or anything else for that matter, in a context that shines a negative light on them.
I do agree that is it wrong to compare Israelis with Nazis. Nazis were honorable people. What the author of this article won’t tell you is how many of those anti-Semitic crimes were committed by non-Native Germans or the nature of these crimes (a sharpie drawing of swastika on a public bench is considered to be an anti-Semitic crime). The author also won’t tell you that the anti-Semitic art work mentioned was taken down. As for KFC, they apologized as well, blaming a programming error that created the offensive tweet about a chicken sandwich. Is bending over backwards to appease every little grievance not enough for the German Jews?
Finally the article ends with more hyperbole and demands.
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism that the author demands Germany adopt is as follows.
I’m going to be anti-Semitic in pointing out that this very article is an example of the highlighted point. This author clearly cares more about their fellow Jews and Israel than they do about Germany and the right of its citizens to engage in intellectual discourse.
Now for the clincher: The Goethe Institute discussion panel was canceled.
Never before have I seen such an supposedly oppressed and victimized group of people wield such power as to make any one that has even caused the smallest slight against them bend the knee. This kind of power is dangerous and needs to be addressed, accusations of anti-Semitism be damned.