Friday, June 17, 2016

"Why?", the essential question

This comment was posted to both Asia Times Online and PJ Media where G*ldman/Sp*ngler publishes, in this case: "How Anti-Semitism Became Respectable Again".
But someone(G*ldman?) couldn't handle it and the comment was deleted from both sites.  Fortunately Disqus saved it.  So I've retrieved it and will repost it with asterisks -- * -- to avoid the moderation filters,...hopefully. 
Poor Mr. G*ldman, and oh, the poor long-suffering Jews! (Just to be clear, I'm an American and a Jew, and proud of both.) The post-holocaust sympathy, and media prohibition against criticism of Jewish behavior -- historic and current -- has come to an end. The internet has set it free. The truth is out, and no amount of tedious argumentation can keep it from the (all-important) American eyeballs. The wind of truth blows away the smoke of propaganda no matter how abundant.
The question is so obvious, so logical, so clearly the proverbial "elephant in the room". It is among the first questions learned by every human baby. It is the basis for all questions, the basis of curiosity, the starting point of all understanding, the starting point for the unfolding of all that is human. One simple word: "Why?" About everything in the universe, the need to understand begins with "why?" Because, as Shakespeare observed:
"...he that made us with such large discourse, looking before and after, gave us not that capability and godlike reason to fust in us unused."
Yet Mr. G*ldman insists that we must not ask "Why?" He insists rather that we must suppress our quest for the truth, and compel our "godlike reason to fust in us unused."
Not gonna happen. So, Masada-like in its hopelessness, G*ldman's quest -- "Move right along, nothing to see here." -- fails. And so, from behind the smoke, the question emerges:
"Why are the Jews hated?
Why have they been hated by practically everyone on the planet for their entire five-thousand year history?
*** What do they do to provoke this hatred?***
The answer, from a source of unimpeachable moral integrity, can be found here:
"Concerning the Jews" by Mark Twain
(Read it at least twice, because the enchantment spun by this literary masterpiece must, on first reading, distract from the facts presented. On second reading, note the remarkable fairness, and note the facts.) Here is the answer to "Why?"

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