Dangerous hatred
Posted: 16 October 2013 03:39 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Racism: a social disease

I am worried after reading the “Stop Syjionizmowi,” published in one of the Polish websites, not in English:

http://stopsyjonizmowi.wordpress.com/poznaj-zyda/

I did not read the well-known forgery: “Protocol of Elders of Zion,” fabricated over a hundred years ago in Tsarist Russia. But this Polish post is probably more nonsensical and more poisonous.

The author writes, for instance, “the greatest criminals, murderers and traitors in history were mostly Jews (Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Dzerzhinsky).” This statement is false: none of them was a Jew. Also false is the claim that “The Jewish religion is not ... based on the Old Testament.” The article is full of such nonsense; I think that the author knows this very well. But I have no desire to argue with him. This kind of propaganda is very dangerous; it may lead, under some conditions, to a new wave of massive tragedies.

Who should criticize and expose authors of such articles? I do not think that this should be done by Jews. Our (Jewish) participation in the fight against potential murderers should be reduced to criticism of anti-Polish statements made by some Jews. And our day-to-day behavior should demonstrate that we are not liars, thieves and murderers, as claimed in the slanderous article.

At the forefront of the struggle with Polish anti-Semitism should be Poles - right wing, left wing, theists, atheists, scientists, and ordinary people. Why do I think so? Because I know that such struggle can be very effective. Passivity in the face of racism makes us morally responsible for what may take place in the future. Such passivity is also an insult to our national honors. I often think about this when I read our common Golden Rule: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

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It is an autobiography based on a diary kept between 1946 and 2004 (in the USSR, Poland, France and the USA).

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Posted: 17 October 2013 07:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Ludwik Kowalski - 16 October 2013 03:39 PM

The author writes, for instance, “the greatest criminals, murderers and traitors in history were mostly Jews (Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Dzerzhinsky).” This statement is false: none of them was a Jew.

FWIW, Lenin and Dzerzhinsky were Jews.

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Posted: 17 October 2013 09:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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That author does sound like a nut. And as we know from Tea Party experiences in the US, the nuts can in fact do damage.  But while I agree with you that Jewish folks aren’t generally liars, murders, etc. (no race is) I’d suggest you read the book, originally written I think in 1894 but still available today, entitled Anti-Semitism by Bernard Lazare. He was a Jew who tried to find the roots of anti-Semitism. One of the most enlightening and honest books I’ve ever read.

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Posted: 17 October 2013 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I think there are two reasons for anti-Semitism. The first one is made up, and it exists in order to steal money from the Jews—viz. Mikhail Khodorkovsky, for example. The second one is a real hatred, based on the the fear of the superior intelligence of the Jews.

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