Anti-ethnonationalism is anti-semitism

Consider this summary of the Israeli nation-state law:

  • Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people, who have the unique right of national self-determination
  • The flag and the menorah are national symbols. The national anthem is ‘Hatikva’.
  • Jerusalem is the united capital of Israel
  • Official language is Hebrew. Arabic has special status
  • Israel will be open to Jewish aliyah.
  • Israel will work in the Diaspora to preserve the affinity between Israel and Jewish people.
  • Israel will ensure the safety of the Jewish people and work to preserve the cultural, historical and religious heritage of Jews in the Diaspora.
  • The state places national value on development of Jewish settlement and will act to encourage and promote its establishment and consolidation
  • The Hebrew calendar is the official calendar of the state. The Gregorian calendar will also have official status

If you’re opposed to those things, for the Jews as for any other nation, then you are, without question, an anti-semite. It’s time for nationalists to be forthright about attacking the intrinsic anti-semitism, anti-Americanism, and anti-nationalism of the globalists.

A sound model

Israel defines itself as a nation.

The Israeli Knesset has approved the ‘nation-state bill’ that promotes Jewish-only settlements, downgrades Arab language status and limits the right to self-determination to Jews. Arab MPs chided the law as racist.

The bill, which has the status of a basic law (approximately the same as a constitutional law in countries with a written constitution), was passed overnight to Thursday with 62 votes in favor and 55 against after hours of fierce argument and debate. It will now come into force as soon as it’s published in the Knesset’s Official Gazette.

The law, which had been in the works since 2011, has sparked a wave of protests, which spilled over the Israeli border and angered the influential Jewish diaspora in the US.

The bill formally defines the main principles that should stand at the core of the Israeli state and its symbols, such as the flag, the anthem, its capital and language. In a clause that set Arab lawmakers off, the bill explicitly states that “the right to exercises national determination in the State of Israel is unique to the Jewish people.”

The critics of the bill argue that such wording makes some 1.8 million Israeli Arabs, a quarter of the population, second-class citizens.

Another contentious clause strips the Arabic language of its official status, instead granting it “a special status” and leaving Hebrew as the only official state language. Although the bill specifically points out that “this clause does not harm the status given to the Arabic language before this law came into effect,” its opponents have been up in arms over the wording change.

At the center of the controversy is the part of the law aimed at promoting the “establishment and consolidation” of Jewish settlements, which is being castigated by the opposition as a shorthand for segregation bordering on apartheid.

The divisive nature of the new legislation that saw thousands of people, including Arabs and secular Jews flocking to streets in protest, has not stopped Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from hailing its adoption as a huge success.

“With this law we determined the founding principle of our existence. Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people, and respects the rights of all of its citizens,” Netanyahu said, as cited by Haaretz.

What a pity the United States of America doesn’t have anything that defines the founding principle of its existence. Wait a minute….

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. 

The reason the “influential Jewish diaspora” is angered by this perfectly sensible law is because with one fell swoop, the nationalists in Israel have just underlined the case for the nations in the West that the diasporans have been trying to adulterate and dispossess for the last fifty years. Given that Netanhayu is an intelligent man who has been openly telling Jews around the world that it is time to move to Israel, it’s very unlikely that he is unaware of this.

It’s the right model. Respect the basic rights of all the paperwork citizens, but don’t permit the non-nationals have any significant say in how the nation is governed or pretend that they are part of the nation proper. The US and the European nations should follow suit, and eventually, they will. The universalist age is at an end.

The Israeli Arabs shouldn’t get too upset. After all, the lunatics of San Francisco will be happy to let them vote there should they feel the need.

San Francisco began registering non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, to register to vote Monday in the November election for the city school board, reported The San Francisco Chronicle.

The move follows passage of a 2016 ballot measure by San Francisco voters opening school elections to non-citizens who are over the age of 18, city residents and have children under age 19, reported the publication.

“This is no-brainer legislation,” Hillary Ronen, a San Francisco supervisor, told the Chronicle. “Why would we not want our parents invested in the education of their children?”

“We want to give immigrants the right to vote,” Norman Yee, also a county supervisor, told KGO.

Immigrants, the children of immigrants, the grand-children of immigrants, and the great-grandchildren of immigrants should never be given the right to vote on anything. No one forced them to immigrate, and they always vote to change – and usually to ruin – the societies into which they have immigrated.

Two kingdoms, take two

The expected separation between Israelis and Diasporans is becoming more obvious:

A new opinion poll shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews, particularly in relation to President Donald Trump. The survey of the American Jewish Committee released Sunday showed 77 percent of Israelis approved of the president’s handling of U.S.-Israel relations, while only 34 percent of American Jews did. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. Jews disapproved while only 10 percent of Israelis did.

As NN Taleb writes, skin in the game fundamentally changes one’s mindset, one’s perceptions, one’s objectives, as well as the way that one operates.

But which group should be considered anti-Semitic, the Israelis or the Diasporans?

What was your first clue, Sherlock?

Or should one say, Shylock:

George Soros recently lamented the rise of President Trump and anti-establishment parties across the globe, saying “everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong.”

Soros made the comment in an interview with The Washington Post published Saturday. He also said that he did not expect Trump’s election, saying, “Apparently, I was living in my own bubble.”

And yet, things haven’t even begun to go seriously wrong for George Soros and company yet. George Soros is the poster child for the historical Jew who blindly devotes himself to amassing wealth and influence in order to tikkun the olam without ever stopping to think for two seconds about the obvious consequences of his actions or how the majority population that surrounds him on every side feels about them. They didn’t keep hold of Babylon. They didn’t keep hold of Judea. They didn’t keep hold of Greece. They didn’t keep hold of Andalusia. They didn’t keep hold of Russia. They didn’t keep hold of Germany. They didn’t keep hold of Poland. They won’t keep hold of Britain or the USA much longer either, and for much the same reasons they previously lost control.

Sooner or later, a Tiberius, a Stalin, a Hitler, a Ferdinand, or a Cyrus will emerge. That is why Soros fears and hates the God-Emperor Trump. He sees in Trump a similar historic figure.

Soros is living in his own evil bubble. What he has accomplished is to lay the groundwork for a second Holocaust that will be broader in scope, more intentional, and more thorough than the first one. That’s why Soros opponents like Prime Minister Netanyahu are openly telling Jews to return to Jerusalem this year rather than a next year that never seems to come. Netanyahu is smart and he is looking out for his people. He knows what is likely to happen once the global economic meltdown begins.

Now, obviously all Jews are not culpable for the horrific damage that their co-ethno-religionists have wrought throughout the modern West. That’s not even possible. But that is also irrelevant. Just as no army has ever concerned itself with the question of whether the individual enemy soldier has fired so much as a single bullet their way before opening fire on him, no one anywhere in the world is going to concern themselves whether a particular Jew ran the Federal Reserve or agitated for the 1965 Immigration Act or tried to overturn Brexit before concluding that they simply don’t want Jews interfering with their God-given right to self-government, trying to take their First Amendment rights away, controlling their money supply, opening their borders, or healing their societies anymore.

Whether you think this is a good thing or a bad thing doesn’t matter, this is what is going to happen, sooner or later. The Bible predicts it. History chronicles and anticipates it. Hell, freaking Game Theory dictates it. So, deal with the reality of the situation, don’t bother appealing to specious “it can’t happen here because magic dirt” theories.

I am not at all impressed by so-called “Jewish intelligence”. I am reliably informed that Jews have an average IQ of 115. (It’s not true, it’s actually more like 103, but let’s play along anyhow.) Congratu-fucking-lations. That’s more than two standard deviations below mine. To put this delta in perspective, recall that moderate mental retardation is defined as being three standard deviations below normal.

But what about the economy?

Clearly the West cannot permit the Israelis to deprive their economy of the benefit of these tens of thousands of hard-working immigrants who are merely seeking a better life for them and their children.

Israel has announced it will cancel its plans to deport tens of thousands of African migrants after a deal was agreed to send 16,000 of them to Western countries.

A minimum of 16,250 migrants will be resettled in Canada, Italy, Germany and other Western nations under the agreement announced in a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office.

Under the deal with the UNHCR, Israel said it plans to relocate more than 16,000 migrants to Western countries.

‘This is a unique agreement between the UN commissioner and the state of Israel, that takes 16,250 people out, takes them out to developed countries like Canada, or Germany and Italy – that is the commitment the UN High Commissioner has made – to organise it and even to fund it,’ Netanyahu said on live television.

The God-Emperor should inform Prime Minister Netanyahu that the USA will subsequently be providing all of its aid to Israel in the form of economy-boosting immigrants. I understand there are a few thousand candidates on their way from Central America.

Pity the poor refugees

Mr. Netanyahu, tear down that wall!

Friday’s demonstrations mark the beginning of the Palestinians’ return to all “Palestine,” Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said in a speech at the scene of the mass protests in the Gaza Strip.

“We are here to declare today that our people will not agree to keep the right of return only as a slogan,” he said. Haniyeh said that the March of Return was also aimed at sending a message to US President Donald Trump that the Palestinians will not give up their right to Jerusalem and “Palestine.” There is no solution without the right of return, he added.

The Palestinians “will never recognize the Zionist entity and will never give up on Palestinian land, and on Jerusalem; [the city] is ours and there is no solution [to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict] without the ‘right of return,’” Haniyeh said, according to a Hebrew translation by the Walla news site.

Haniyeh was speaking during a mass demonstration along the Gaza security fence with Israel, ahead of a planned six-week tent protest. Dubbed the “March of Return,” it coincides with Land Day, when Palestinians commemorate the Israeli government’s expropriation of Arab-owned land in the Galilee on March 30, 1976, and ensuing demonstrations in which six Arab Israelis were killed.

At previous peace talks, the Palestinians have always demanded, along with sovereignty in the West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem and the Old City, a “right of return” to Israel for Palestinian refugees who left or were forced out of Israel when it was established. The Palestinians demand this right not only for those of the hundreds of thousands of refugees who are still alive — a figure estimated in the low tens of thousands — but also for their descendants, who number in the millions.

How can Israel possibly deny itself the manifold benefits of these millions of New Israelis, who are every bit as Jewish and Israeli as every current inhabitant of Israel? All they are seeking is a better life for themselves and their children, after all.

Don’t the Israelis understand that their economy will benefit incredibly from all these potential immigrants? Don’t they realize that they have a moral duty, under Jewish law, to tikkun the olam by providing a safe home for all of these poor, desperate refugees? Have they forgotten the sacred lesson of Ellis Island? Have they forgotten that once they were visitors in Egypt?

I understand there are also more than a few refugees from Syria who desperately need a safe haven as well. Perhaps they could become New Israelis by immigrating to the Golan Heights.

The ‘Great March of Return,’ orchestrated by Hamas, draws thousands of Palestinians to the Gaza-Israel border; riots ensue, prompting IDF snipers to shoot at main instigators; Defense Minister Lieberman warns anyone who approaches security fence is putting his life in jeopardy.

For shame! The Israeli border guards have killed 1216 New Israelis already. That is not who we are! Those are not Israeli values! What is Israel, after all, if not a nation of immigrants?

She had to go back

And she is glad she did. To paraphrase the Israeli who sent me this link, her grandfather should resign from the U.S. Senate and follow suit:

Nesya Lieberman, the granddaughter of former United States Senator Joe Lieberman, made Aliyah today from Atlanta, Georgia through Nefesh B’Nefesh, in cooperation with the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, the Jewish Agency of Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and JNF-USA. The 20-year-old will be attending Ulpan at Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu upon her arrival to improve her Hebrew skills in preparation of beginning a year volunteering for National Service.

She grew up attending Jewish day schools, and has spent a significant amount of time regularly visiting the country with her family as well as participating in various touring and learning programs in Israel.

Nesya has been planning to move to Israel for some time, as she feels a responsibility to live in Israel and strengthen the country through her Aliyah.

In case it still isn’t obvious to you that individuals such as Joe Lieberman are not, and never were, Americans, the actions of his granddaughter should suffice to prove the point once and for all. Lieberman and company are just passing through, and regardless of whatever propaganda they have successfully sold to the American people over time, they have known that all along.

“Jews have been praying for a return to Israel for millennia, and I’m fortunate enough to live in a time when such a return is possible. Why would I live anywhere else? Israel is my home….
– Nesya Lieberman

Joe Lieberman’s grandparents immigrated to the United States. His grandaughter emigrated. That is only three generations that were even fully resident in the USA! Giving a nomadic people any voice in government isn’t merely a potentially fatal mistake, it is objectively and observably insane! Doing so is absolutely guaranteed to lead to conflict and the adoption of policies that are not in the interest of the nation, as we have repeatedly witnessed throughout 19th, 20th, and 21st century American history.

This is why immigrants should not be permitted to vote for the subsequent three generations and should not be permitted to hold government office until the sixth generation that is fully resident there. Immigrants and their descendants don’t have “dual loyalties”. They don’t have any loyalty to the nation through which they are passing at all. They may well have affection for it. They may well have great respect for it. They may well be grateful to it and wish it well.

But whether they do or not, they are not members of it. They don’t identify with it. They cannot, by the Aristotelian principle of non-contradiction. If Nesya Lieberman is a member of the Jewish nation, and there is no reason to deny that, then neither she nor any of her forebears were ever members of the American nation.

A man cannot serve two masters.

AIPAC attacks the 1st Amendment

Now, I am a supporter of the state of Israel. I believe Israel has the right to exist. It has legitimately settled the land on which the nation presently resides and holds it by right of conquest, twice over. Like the Prime Minister of Israel, I think all Jews should return to their national homeland at their earliest convenience, both for their own sake and for the sake of the nations in which they currently reside. I do not believe the Jews are good for America nor do I believe that attempting to utilize American power for their own ends will prove to be good for the Jews in the long run. The present situation is an obvious lose-lose scenario, no matter what soaring rhetorical appeals anyone tries to make or how grotesquely they attempt to rewrite and misrepresent American history.

And as a friend of Israel, I will not hesitate to state that the ongoing attempt by AIPAC to directly assault the U.S. Constitution and the 1st Amendment is absolutely disastrous for both Americans and Jews, and is very dangerous for both the USA and for Israel. There is little more that the Jews could do to render themselves more disgusting and abhorrent to the average American, with the sole exception of directly attacking the 2nd Amendment, than supporting the 25 state and federal laws that now attack the right of U.S. citizens to speak against Israel.

Here in the United States, the friends of Israel appear to believe that anyone who is unwilling to do business with Israel or even with the territories that it has illegally occupied should not be allowed to do business in any capacity with federal, state or even local governments. Constitutional guarantees of freedom of association for every American are apparently not valid if one particular highly favored foreign country is involved.

Twenty-four states now have legislation sanctioning those who criticize or boycott Israel. And one particular pending piece of federal legislation that is also continuing to make its way through the Senate would far exceed what is happening at the state level and would set a new standard for deference to Israeli interests on the part of the national government. It would criminalize any U.S. citizen “engaged in interstate or foreign commerce” who supports a boycott of Israel or who even goes about “requesting the furnishing of information” regarding it, with penalties enforced through amendments of two existing laws, the Export Administration Act of 1979 and the Export-Import Act of 1945, that include potential fines of between $250,000 and $1 million and up to 20 years in prison

According to the Jewish Telegraph Agency, the Senate bill was drafted with the assistance of AIPAC. The legislation, which would almost certainly be overturned as unconstitutional if it ever does in fact become law, is particularly dangerous and goes well beyond any previous pro-Israeli legislation as it essentially denies free of expression when the subject is Israel.

Israel is particularly fearful of the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement because its non-violence is attractive to college students, including many young Jews, who would not otherwise get involved on the issue. Benjamin Netanyahu and his government clearly understand, correctly, that BDS can do more damage than any number of terrorist attacks, as it challenges the actual legitimacy of the Israeli government and its colonizing activity in Palestine.

I don’t believe in boycotting Israel. I am proud to edit and publish Israel’s greatest military historian, who also happens to be one of the greatest minds in military history; in the late Jerry Pournelle’s words, “a necessary addendum to Clausewitz.” In fact, I am happy to announce that Castalia House will be publishing a special hardcover edition of Martin van Creveld’s Pussycats later this year.

That being said, the inability of so many Jews to understand that using government power to try to limit the unalienable rights of Americans makes them the enemy of every self-respecting American, regardless of his politics or ideology, only underscores the observable fact that Jews are a separate nation, a distinct nation with their own culture, religion, language, traditions and values, and makes it clear that their ideals are intrinsically incompatible with the ideals of the American nation.

Mailvox: Israel or the West

Howard takes an inherently anti-Zionist position on Jewry:

The notion that Jews are not part of Western Civilization, particularly those Jews who’s family’s and history are linked to the West and the U.S by multiple generations, is without merit…and again, simple, ignorant anti-semitism.

No, the idea that Jews are part of Western civilization necessarily eliminates any legitimate territorial claim they might have to the land of Israel, which is not and has never been part of the West. Jews can claim Israel or they can claim to be of the West, but they cannot claim both. Furthermore, Christianity is an integral element of Western civilization and Jews are, again by definition, non-Christian. They are not part of Christendom, which you will note is a synonym for Western civilization.

Howard’s historically ignorant posturing is reflective of the growing divide between Israeli and American Jewry. Many Israelis are already openly contemptuous of diaspora Jews who refuse to make aliyah and become citizens of the Jewish nation despite being able to do so, so it won’t surprise me if Israeli Jews eventually decide that the diasporans are not Jews at all, especially in light of the fact that most of them are less than half genetically semitic already.

No nation can survive its people not sharing a language, a religion, genetics or geography for long.