Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The Wandering self-hating Jew?

To the BBC:

You've just had Gilad Atzmon on your BBC WorldService radio, here in Hong Kong.
Have you read Atzmon's book, "The Wandering Who?" ?
I have, and -- as a non-Jew -- am shocked at his (a Jew's) anti-semitism.....
From one of the commenters at Amazon, quoting direct from his book:
He boasts about "drawing many of my insights from a man who ... was an anti-Semite as well as a radical misogynist" and a hater of "almost everything that fails to be Aryan masculinity" (89-90). He declares himself a "proud, self-hating Jew" (54), writes with "contempt" of "the Jew in me" (94), and describes himself as "a strong opponent of ... Jewish-ness" (186). His writings, both online and in his new book, brim with classic anti-Semitic motifs that are borrowed from Nazi publications:
Throughout his writings, Atzmon argues that Jews seek to control the world:
· "[W]e must begin to take the accusation that the Jewish people are trying to control the world very seriously."
· "American Jewry makes any debate on whether the `Protocols of the elder of Zion' [sic] are an authentic document or rather a forgery irrelevant. American Jews do try to control the world, by proxy."
Atzmon expands on this theme in The Wandering Who?, repeatedly conflating "the Jews" and "the Zionist".
· He calls the recent credit crunch "the Zio-punch" (22) and says it was not "a Jewish conspiracy" because "it was all in the open" (30).

· He calls the recent credit crunch "the Zio-punch" (22) and says it was not "a Jewish conspiracy" because "it was all in the open" (30)....· The American media "failed to warn the American people of the enemy within" because of money (27)....· "The Homo Zionicus quickly became a mass murderer, detached from any recognised form of ethical thinking and engaged in a colossal crime against humanity."...
Atzmon regularly urges his readers to doubt the Holocaust and to reject Jewish history:
· "It took me years to accept that the Holocaust narrative, in its current form, doesn't make any historical sense. ... If, for instance, the Nazis wanted the Jews out of their Reich (Judenrein--free of Jews), or even dead, as the Zionist narrative insists, how come they marched hundreds of thousands of them back into the Reich at the end of the war?"
Surely Atzmon's views -- I'd call them "odious" --  bear scrutiny.  The above, his direct quotes, are pretty damning testimony.  They ought not be presented on BBC without some balance and comment...

Yours, etc...