by Richard Edmondson
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
On Friday of last week I posted an article about a synagogue the state of Israel has built onsite at its Dimona nuclear plant. The synagogue in fact is to hold its opening ceremony this week. Not long after my article appeared on Leftwing-Christian.net, one of our readers, Ariadna Theokopoulos, posted a comment to the effect that “there is a strong streak of thanatophilia in Jewish culture.”
In a separate post at her own site, Bold Face News, she went on to offer additional perspectives on the Dimona plant, at the same time elaborating on her point about Jewish culture and thantophilia—i.e. the love or worship of death. Here in part is what she wrote:
For now it is worth focusing on the idea of needing a synagogue at Dimona. My first thought was, What took them so long?
Thanatophilia, the death worship, is a black running thread coursing throughout the history of jewish psychopathology.
The lust for the annihilation of the “Amaleks” speaks of the mentality that created and propagated Judaism, on in which victory can only mean the death of the adversary –all generations and “their cattle,” because the world is made up only of servants (“put on earth to serve us”) and enemies (those who refuse to submit).
There can be victory if the enemy is left alive and if that victory is not possible then it is better that everyone perish, according to Samson’s myth.
The worship of the Holocaust evinces the same proclivity, complete with all the side stories concocted by a sick imagination with a sinister lubricity (soap from Jewish fat and lampshades form Jewish skin).
So within that mentality a synagogue at Dimona makes sense, albeit it is a redundancy, for Dimona itself is a synagogue, one whose services are officiated by the more than 2500 thanatophilic workers producing WMDs for the world of Amaleks out there.
Ariadna’s comments are especially interesting in light of a quote from an article about the Dimona synagogue that appeared in an Israeli newspaper: “The rabbi claimed that having a synagogue at the reactor would reflect a combination of tremendous holiness and power, which is very important.”
Ariadna posted her article on Saturday, October 6. Meanwhile I had gone on to post an article on the Eilat hotel shooting in which a 23-year-old New York Jew shot and killed a Palestinian Christian working at a hotel in the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat. The victim was 33-year-old Armando Abed. The shooter, who was later killed by police, was identified as William Herskowitz, a Jew with what appears to have been a particularly virulent persecution complex and who was in Israel on a work-study program. I’m recapping all this because it connects up, in a very powerful way, to an email I received Sunday night from Ariadna containing a link to an article at the Israeli website, +972.
The article, posted October 3, concerns what apparently is a new trend among young Israelis: that of having their grandmother’s or grandfather’s concentration camp number tattooed onto their own arms. Let me say it again: young Jews in Israel so strongly identify with the holocaust that some of them are now having replicas of concentration camp numbers tattooed into their own skin.
+972 generally adopts what might be thought of as a sort of “liberal Zionist” perspective on issues, and the author of the article, Larry Derfner, a frequent contributor to the site, offers the opinion that the new fad just might be a tad bit “over the top.”
I imagine being at a party and seeing some young person with a long number tattooed neatly on his or her forearm or ankle. A conversation-started it would definitely be. And if I were throwing the party, nobody with a neo-Auschwitz tattoo would be allowed in.
Derfner is speaking here in reaction to a New York Times report on the tattoo chic that can be found here. The article is headlined “Proudly Bearing Elders’ Scars, Their Skin Says ‘Never Forget,’ and is accompanied by a 12-photo slide show. As if to enhance the sepulchral mood, all the photos are in black and white, containing a solid black background, while the entire slideshow itself is mounted upon a black page. Comments Derfner: “What is all this weirdness about? It’s about commemorating the Holocaust, but it is also about Israeli bad taste, which unfortunately tend to go together.”
Now allow me, if I might, to return to the subject of the Eilat hotel shooting. As I said above, William Herskowitz, the alleged shooter, suffered from what appears to have been a particularly obsessive form of the same sort of sense of eternal-victimhood—or what Ariadna refers to as “jewish psychopathology”—that so many Jews seem to possess to one degree or another. In my article I supplied a quote from the Times of Israel that offered some particularly revealing insights into the killer’s mindset:
A fellow member of the program who shared a room with Hershkovitz said he was violent, that the New Yorker woke up in the middle of the night “and punched the walls,” and that he had reported his behavior to officials, Channel 2 said.
Oranim program participant Stas Abramovich, 27, said a number of people had complained about Hershkovitz to the program coordinator.
“There was something strange in his smile, but I never saw him as aggressive,” Abramovich said.
Another participant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was afraid of repercussions from the program, said Hershkovitz had issued death threats to other members, but program coordinators ignored repeated complaints.
“He would talk to himself, share dreams that he’d had about random killings and mutilations that he did, he would have statements against Arabs or Nazis or terrorist type movements,” the participant added.
I also mentioned that Herskowitz was in Israel as a participant in the Masa program. Masa, I noted, is a joint project of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Israeli government, and is administered by the Oranim Project. I also pointed out that on its website, Oranim explicitly states that the program is open to Jews only.
Eternal victims of persecution by evil, irrational anti-Semites—this apparently is how Herskowitz viewed the Jewish people, and as I commented in my article: “Adding all of this together, it would seem perhaps that in Armando Abed—who was both an Arab and a Christian—Herskowitz may well have found what was, for him at any rate, the ideal target.”
The article I posted also included a quote from Ofer Gutman, head of the Oranim Project, who gave a statement to the Times of Israel expressing the view that the shooting at the hotel (Herskowitz also fired at guests, though none were injured) had been “terrible.”
But we must ask ourselves the question: to what extent do programs like Gutman’s—promoting extended stays in Israel and open to Jews only—reinforce the holocaust-persecution/eternal-victimhood thinking that apparently led Herskowitz to commit his violent act? It’s a valid question, and perhaps the New York Times piece on the tattoo fad can give us a clue to the answer.
The 10 tattooed descendants interviewed for this article echoed one another’s motivations: they wanted to be intimately, eternally bonded to their survivor-relative. And they wanted to live the mantra “Never forget” with something that would constantly provoke questions and conversation.
Ms. Sagir (one of the tattooed youths) said she is asked about the number 10 times a day. There was one man who called her “pathetic,” saying of her grandfather, “You’re trying to be him and take his suffering.” And there was a police officer who said, “God creates the forgetfulness so we can forget,” Ms. Sagir recalled. “I told her, ‘Because of people like you who want to forget this, we will have it again.’ ”
If the holocaust should be repeated, will it happen because it was forgotten? Or because it was steadily obsessed upon, night and day, by Jews such as Herskowitz, people who are all too ready to explode into violence, believing they have a just right to do so?
The writer of the Times article also notes that some tattoo artists in Israel have been performing the service for free. Some, but not all apparently:
One recent Friday, Ms. Sagir accompanied her uncle, Doron Diamant, 40, a carpenter and father of four, to the tattoo parlor. He was the fifth descendant of Yosef Diamant — who died last year at 84 — to be tattooed.
It was done in 15 minutes, for about $40. When the tattoo artist, a Russian immigrant, joked that he is “not so patriotic” to do it at a discount, Mr. Diamant quietly seethed.
“This is the reason he sits here, this tattoo and what this number represents,” Mr. Diamant said. “We got the country because of these people.”
The Russian tattoo artist is not “patriotic”, i.e. he is not an immaculate, devout member of the Holocaust Worship Cult. Thus Mr. Diamont “seethes.”
Derfner clearly is uncomfortable with the new trend taking hold in Israel. “If people want to remember their grandparents who went through the camps, if they want people to remember the Holocaust, let them find a less garish, grotesque way of doing it,” he says. Yet oddly—or not—Derfner too, in a separate article, exhibits the selfsame victimhood thinking, though of course in a far milder form than what seems to have overswarmed Herskowitz.
His article concerns the recent brouhaha over the alleged “anti-Semitism” of Greta Berlin, a member of the Free Gaza Movement, who recently posted a link to a Eustace Mullins video on a private Facebook discussion group she is a member of. The link somehow ended up on the Free Gaza Twitter account and consequently a pack of Zionist hounds are now baying for Berlin’s blood. Derfner at one point refers to Mullins as “a crazy, dead Jew-hater,” which would suggest that, not so very unlike Herskowitz, he sees the Jewish people as threatened by “irrational anti-Semites,” a menacing quantum of humanity who have prevailed in multiple countries and continents, and who for millennia have sought to persecute the Jewish people for no rhyme or reason other than motivations of aberrant, nonsensical hatred. Just the Jewish people’s bad luck to have always found themselves in the crosshairs of such strabismally flawed individuals.
In another article here Derfner portrays Mullins as spewing “psychotic, frothing at the mouth garbage about Jews,” however, it should be pointed out that Derfner’s only beef is with Mullins, not with Berlin. Rather than falling into the camp of Berlin’s detractors, Derfner is actually one of her defenders, stating that he “absolutely” believes her explanation that the tweet and the video do not represent her views, but that the discussion group consisted of “a group of people who were discussing propaganda and racism, and this was an example of the terrible propaganda that could be spewed on websites.” And then, sounding much like a generous, benevolent monarch, Derfner goes on to grant the fortunate woman absolution from the sin of anti-Semitism:
I just finished about a 20-minute phone interview with Free Gaza Movement spokeswoman Greta Berlin, who spoke from Los Angeles. I exchanged some e-mails with her, I asked her several questions, I read quite a bit of the criticism and condemnations of her from left and right, and the bottom line is that I find her defense to be completely credible. She is not, to my mind, any kind of anti-Semite or wacko. Even if I find some of her terminology about Gaza (“slow-motion genocide” and “extermination camps”) to be awfully exaggerated and dangerous, I see no evidence that she’s the monster she’s been made out to be. She’s a self-described anti-Zionist, but I see nothing she’s done or said that I, at least, would consider beyond the pale.
Berlin’s “not guilty” verdict leaves us to ponder only what it was Mullins may have said that could possibly be classified as “psychotic, frothing at the mouth garbage about Jews.” Or what exactly makes him “a crazy, dead Jew-hater”? Mullins is certainly dead—Derfner got that part right. He passed away in 2010 at the age of 86, however, in his heyday he became a pioneer researcher into the evils of the Federal Reserve System and authored a book entitled Secrets of the Federal Reserve. In a video here Mullins discusses the key role played by two Jewish families, the Schiffs and the Warburgs, in the establishment of the Federal Reserve (he doesn’t even mention that they were Jews, but they were), yet it is the video here which Berlin linked to and which seems to have her critics especially exercised. Mullins’ discussion of an alliance between the Zionists and the Nazi Party of Germany, and particularly his comment about Zionist Jews helping run the concentration camps, is the hot button that has provoked the tantrums—although without a doubt the Zionists and Nazis shared certain common goals, and the fact that they cooperated to one degree or another has been historically documented. And while the remark about Zionists running the camps may have been erroneous, or questionable at best, even such sites as Wikipedia and the Jewish Virtual Library acknowledge the historical role of kapos—Jews who basically oversaw the day-to-day operation of the camps. Perhaps, then, it isn’t so much what Mullins said, but how he said it, or the fact that Gentiles are not allowed to discuss such things in public.
Zionist Jews who have gotten themselves so worked up over Berlin might feel better if they went out and had themselves tattooed. Or then again, maybe not. But it’s interesting to note that Avi Mayer, one of those leading the charge against the Free Gaza activist, also serves as head of social media for the Jewish Agency for Israel—an organization which, as I noted in my post on the Eilat Hotel shooting, provides funding for the Masa program.
Perhaps it is needless to mention, but the real danger for the world—rather than videos on YouTube or “crazy, dead Jew haters”—is a cult of holocaust death worshippers having possession of an arsenal of nuclear weapons, an arsenal that by now may well have grown large enough to destroy the planet several times over.