Nathan  C. Langston


Introduction.

The 21st century has only just begun and already it is aroar with the shouts of anger and pain, of raised fists and death threats. And at the center of this grinding of teeth and wailing of ambulances are the Jews, again.

They are assaulted on the streets of Paris, denounced in Durban South Africa, boycotted by academics across the West. In the Middle East the liquidaton of the Jewish state remains the pledged goal of the Palestinians, who enjoy the  financial, political and moral support of the European Union. On the Web thousands of sites explore the sins of the Jewish people in connection with everything from the Talmud to the Federal Reserve, from crucifying God, to instigating Communism, Nazism and AIDS. At the UN Israel is a pariah state; she is barred from so much as nomination to the Human Rights Commission. Malaysia's prime minister distributes free copies of Ford's, The Int'l Jew, blames his country's currency problems on the Jews and bans Shindler's List  for tarnishing the image of Germans. The Arab world refuses to so much as participate with Israel in sport competitions. Yassir Arafat, is found deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize but the Red Cross does not deem Israel worthy of membership. The Vatican newspaper denounces Jews for the Muslim persecution of Christians in Nazareth. In Lebanon Jews are blamed for the slaughter of Muslims by Christians. UN officials accuse Israel of running an Auschwitz in Jenin. In Britain, when the French ambassador calls Israel, "that shitty little country", Jews are derided for aspersing private remarks. In Japan, a country without Jews, anti-Semitism flourishes.

What is going on? Following WWII anti-Semitism was a rancid and detested thing. It was beyond the pale, a crime, a scandal, an outrage. It awoke a shudder down the world's spine. No longer. Not only is it back, it has moral cachet,  it is the cry of chest beating humanitarians, of the champions of the oppressed. They flaunt  it in the thinnest disguises. What has happened? How has this pestilence been resurrected? Was it never really dead? How has this come to be? What is to be done?


The Twentieth Century

1.
It peaked between 1933 and 1945. Those dozen years were the epicenter around which the century, and much more than the century, revolved. The past climbed up to 1933, and the future descended from 1945.

2.
A volcanic eruption sought to seize humankind and bind it for a thousand years. At the heart of the vulcano was the conviction that nature has divided the species into unequal races, and that this had preordained the fate of nations. The Aryans were superior creatures destined to prevail over cruder beings. The Germans were made of a metal that destined them fo be conquerors. Providence had meant them for victory and had granted them rights prohibited to lesser breeds.

3.
Still, however racist the Nazis were, racism was not their invention. In the years leading up to WW II all of Europe and America thought in racial terms. The superiority of certain races was taken for granted. Racial classifications were not recognized as social inventions but as nature's decrees. It was the justification of white administrators governing much of Africa and Asia, why blacks were consigned to the back of the  buse, how Japan colonized Korea, Taiwan and Manchuria, the grounds of Brahmin disdain for Dalits.

4.
Nor was it only in the 20th century that large generalizations prevailed and people were deemed superior and inferior. The ancient Greeks wielded such judgments, as did the Romans of Cicero's day. The Chinese considered everyone outside the Middle Kingdom, barbarians. An Egyptian stele warned black Nubians not to proceed north on pain of death. The Hebrews saw themselves as elect; Arabs in Moorish Spain guarded their blood lines through centuries. European ethnocentrism has been rampant at least since the time conquistadors clad in steel and mounted on horses sprang out of their galleons upon the barefoot natives.  Europe discovered the New World; the New World did not discover the Old. That fact supported assumptions that were internalized and long at work.

5.
The Nazis read that history, they did not write it. They were remarkable in their extremism not in their originality. They went to lengths which modernity had not thoght possible. That flowed from their sincerity. Hitler was a man of deep convictions. He held to his beliefs, without doubt or shame. He revelled in his hates without apology. He saw nothing vile in his prejudices. He defended them as justified and reasonable. he held them aloft as virtue and truth. He stepped forward as a truthspeaker heedless of taboos,in fearless candor. He made it brave and right to flourish his hates, his contempt. He was a liberator who led his countrymen back to themselves. He gave them the courage of their convictions. That made him their Fuhrer. He united Europe with a shared hatred and with deep passions. The intensity with which they stirred the soul was proof of their truth. Race was made the world's governing principle. That was the Nazi revolution. It was unprecedented in its brutality and sincerity. But its source was old. That resided in the depths of the human psyche, and the well of Europe's past.

6.
The French Revolution had put an end to dynastic and feudal politics. Nation states were the replacement. Wars and international affairs, previously of interest only to courts and the upper classes, then became the passion of the whole population. Where once only the upper crust had been patriotic, now the entire citizenry felt a national loyalty. The man in the street grew fiercely proud of his country and disparaging of its neighbors. He did not just love his native land, he perceived it as superior. To this vanity retiring colonial administrators, returning home from Asia and Africa, added a racial rationale. As they had understood differences between whites and blacks abroad so did they now apply racial criteria to differences between white people within Europe. The racial theories of such as Count Gobineau and Houston Chamberlain gave this view the semblance of scientific legitimacy.

7.
The Holocaust resulted from the Nazi world view, and that thinking grew out of racism. But where from comes racism?

It springs from the human hunger for distinction, from the gratification in looking down on others, from the consolation felt in seeing others more unfortunate. The need to feel superior: that portent of deficiency, is racism's inspiration. From it the swastika drew its charm.

8.
And anti-Semitism, what motivates it? Resentment, a nagging suspicion of inadequacy, a corrosive fear of being left behind. Able individuals, sure of themselves, rich in achievement, are not inclined to bigotry. Noblemen are not anti-Semites. Scholars, scientists, aristocrats did not produce the Nazis. The streets did, the streets of failure, the streets of defeat, the streets of crimped souls, the cobblestones of xenophobic Vienna. What drives the anti-Semite? The need to feel superior, a need made vicious by resentment, resentment of Jewish achievements, of Jewish genius, of Jewish vitality. Anti-Semitism is rancor and envy. He/she feels shouldered aside on his home ground by an intruding stranger. It is bitter rancor afloat a sense of inadequacy. When Jews are involved the playing field is not even. They win by craftiness, by teaming with the devil. They are dangerous. They must be shut in, held down, restricted. The final answer was Auschwitz.

9.
World War II was the show-down. The Nazis were determined to claim the fruits of their racial superiority, to demonstrate it in war and establish their place in the sun, once and for all. As confident as the Nazis were of victory, so was much of Europe prepared to be defeated. Not just because it was in awe of Germany's weapons, but because in its heart it agreed with Hitler's gospel. The Führer spoke not only to the instincts at the core of the German soul, but of the European. At bottom the Continent shared his racial views, and his loathing of Jews. It accepted his Weltanschaung, and was inclined to believe in Aryan superiority. It preferred to embrace rather than fight the New Order. In the West only Britain and Yugoslavia balked. France, which had in WWI battled Germany bravely for 4 years, now submitted after 6 weeks. To Belgium, to the rest of the Continent, it was pointless to resist. The winds of fate favored Germany. Europe submitted, not to the Wehrmacht but to the inevitable.

10.
Upon Germany's triumph Europe did not turn to dissent and defiance, but to collaboration. For years there was no substantial resistance. Only after D-Day, only as Allied armies thundered across France, only as the Third Reich's cities were being hammered and smashed, and Europeans were conscripted into factories in Germany, only then did Resistance become significant. Until then Europe collaborated. Until then Europe was Festung Europa, a conglomerate of post national states with local governments answering to Berlin, and with a single common Aryan army. Hundreds of thousands from across the continent volunteered for the Waffen SS. They did so freely. They believed in their cause and fought with utmost ferocity and devotion to make it eternal down to the bitter end. Far more Dutchmen and Belgians gave their lives for the New Order than in protecting their own countries against the Wehrmacht. A battalion of French Waffen SS was the last defender of Hitler's bunker. When defeat overtook Festung Europa it came from the periphery.

11.
But then, with the closing of the war, the gates of the concentration camps sprang open. Then was revealed a spectacle never before seen. Hills of teddy-bears with chewed ears, hills of eye-glasses with shattered lenses, hills of dental gold torn out of bloody mouths. Hills of wedding rings from the fingers of long line of naked men and women, inching towards the showers, their children by the hand.

12.
The Holocaust accused and impeached the Third Reich, and more. It denounced the entire archipelago of attitudes and mental habits that had piled up across centuries. That brick work had finally produced Auschwitz. That now forced a broad reevaluation of what the West had become. It triggered a shock wave that shattered the assumptions of centuries. Floodgates were thrown open.

13.
The post WW II period gasped at the Holocaust, it choked, it retched. The horror defied all evasion. Along with everything else, that it had been captured on film was unprecedented. The sounds and sights of the slaughter had been recorded. The testimony of its victims and witnesses was indelibly preserved. That stream of innocence carried by cattle car into death mills to be transformed into hair and dental gold and teddy bears could not be shaken off. Rather, it shook and penetrated the earth's crust. A tectonic shift was produced. It changed the way people thought, spoke and lived across the globe. The moral compass of the world was altered.

14.
The rule of Africa and Asia by Europeans became outrageous and untenable. Decolonization followed. The collapse of color bars became a necessity. The end of religious restrictions, the injustice of separate but equal, the justice of a Jewish homeland, it all radiated from one center. The ripples even effected new attitudes towards homosexuals and the standing of women.


The Counter-Attack.

1.
It was inevitable. An attempt at the resurrection of the old mindset was to be expected. A bias so ancient, so ingrained and fundamental is unlikely to crack and vanish under just one blow. It was bound to regroup, to seek new forms and new allies. Of necessity that reaction would lunge, in the first instance, at the Jews. The crucifixion of the six million had triggered the shock that had shifted the world. To restore the old landscape the Jew must be torn down.

2.
The Holocaust was, in a first sally, blandly denied. It was rejected as a malicious fiction, a slander of Germans, a device to justify Israel, a trick for pilfering billions. The claim was, it never happened, there was illness, there was malnutrition, there were bombings, but there were no gas chambers, no crematoria, no death camps. It was war. There was crossfire, people fleeing, displaced person camps, a great deal of dying. But there was no deliberate genocide. The witnesses are liars. The films, photographs, the concentration camp relics, are all falsifications, fabrications, montage. The Jews have a talent for the theater, for histrionics. They are professional hysterics. With their technical know how, with their penchant to connive they have constructed a fairy tale. They who invented Hollywood, that tinsel town of soundstages, artifice, who built an entire industry devoted to making fiction real, have sold the world a lie.

3.
Others concede, Auschwitz did happen. They agree, it was a crime. But the Jews have distorted the event and have turned it into a death cult, a racket. Millions of non-Jews were similarly murdered. What of those crimes? Why are those deaths relegated and minimized? Have only Jewish lives value, is only their agony tragic? Moreover, the Jews financed Hitler. The Zionists used the German persecutions to advance the cause of a Jewish Palestine. In brief: the Holocaust is a manipulation. It was not unprecedented, it was not exclusively Jewish. It does not deserve its apotheosis.

4.
A third group is headed by scholars such as the historian Ernst Nolte. They explain the Holocaust as a German response to the perception of a pervasive threat. They do not say, that response was justified. They are merely explicators. They are like museum curators making the public aware of the circumstances that frame the pictures. Thus the Third Reich must be understood as a reaction to the threat to Germany posed by Bolshevism, which was substantially Jewish. The Jews had been prominent among the founders of the Russian Revolution. They were conspicuous among its supporters. Therefore the Germans, not unreasonably, conceived of the Jews as their foes. The Jews loomed as a danger in German perceptions. Not only were the Jews at the dynamic of Bolshevik Russia, the Hebrew prophet's utopian vision was the source of egalitarian ideology. Thus were the Germans driven to their deeds. They felt forced to defend themselves. In 2000 Ernst Nolte received his country's most prestigious literary honor, the Adenauer Prize.

5.
Last, but not least, Israel is used to justify the Holocaust. The Jewish state is demonized. It is an ingathering of thieves and murderers. It proves itself endlessly aggressive, heartless and oppressive. This exposure of a satanic people puts the Third Reich in a new light. It decriminalizes Auschwitz. It explaines the Final Solution as a judicious police action. Israel's monstrous behavior vindicates Hitler. It confirms the correctness of the Nazi prescription. The gas chambers sought to eradicate a pestilence. The extermination camps were not a crime against humanity. They were a prophylactic measure on behalf of humankind.

6.
Thus do the ax blades bite into the groaning mast of the six million. Thus is there a gnawing away and chipping away and disparaging of that crucifixion. Thus do even many who affirm the Shoah look to its toppling.

7.
Half a century ago the inclination to deny the Holocaust was deemed so preposterous, and yet so pernicious, as to require legal proscription. Today, in much of Europe, that sentiment has mutated into a conviction that the Middle East's 5 million Jews are villains. The 250 million Arabs who for 55 years have sought their extinction are solaced. The Palestinians, who vow in their constitution to replace the Jewish state, are Europe's proteges.


Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow:

1.
Millennia ago Europe adopted an other-worldly eastern faith. It garbed itself in teachings that were meek, pacifist, preoccupied with sin and the soul. This, though the Roman legionnaire, the Viking raider, the Spanish conquistador were not mystical, not spiritual, not abstemious. They were adventuresome, materialistic, greedy. The West's inclination is not to turn the other cheek, but to be skeptical, competitive, aggressive. Yet it accepted Christianity and a self effacing ethical corset.

2.
That made for a history of murder and prayer, for the deadliest weapons and the sublimest cathedrals, for war horses wading in gore, and knights leaping from the saddle to pray on bent knees. The continent fought the cruelest wars for religion and garnished them with its most righteous hosannas.

3.
The Nazis too waxed indignant and righteous. Self-pity and sanctimony was no more beneath Hitler than he was above sending human beings in cattle cars to death camps.

4.
In the 1940s the New Order was hewing and smiting and satisfying the demands of the blood. In the summer of 1944 it was wrestling the invading Anglo-American. At that time most of France was Vichy and all of Vichy was a loyal part of Festung Europa. One third of the French hoped the Wehrmacht would throw the Anglo Saxons back out into the channel. Another third was indifferent.

5.
Sixty years later, as Anglo American forces were driving on Baghdad, one third of France plainly said, it hoped for the defeat of the invaders. Another third was not prepared to say, it preferred an Anglo-American victory to an Iraqi triumph. This time France's reasons were moral and legal. However bad Saddam was, defeating him by force was worse. France had become conscious stricken and pacifists.

6.
Europe is today militarily weak but in fine moral fettle. It is not concerned with fighting but with wickedness. It sees the USA as the most sinful force on the globe today. America is the beast seeking to swallow the world. It aims to tie up all humankind in one package, a package for which US military and financial power provide wrapping paper and strings.

7.
For whom is this package intended? What is the game. Who is being served? The Jews. They are at it again. The Jews are thick in their schemes, they are more ambitious than ever. Today America, tomorrow the world is the Jew slogan.  That is the wriggling worm, the nasty rumor, the delicious dread fermenting, ripening. Yesterday the fight was against plutocracy, today it is globalization. And the anti-globalists are mounting the barricades. Against whom exactly? The merchants, the world merchants, the eternal merchants. This is the great threat. It is against this ogre that anti-globalist Europe has turned. It is in alliance with much of the third world and the Left. An alliance of anti globalists, anti-hegemonists, the radical left and radical right has formed. It has a common  spur: fear of the US, dread of globalisation, suspicion of Jewish schemes. Yesterday the Jews were threatening the world via Bolshevism and Russia. Today they are riding globalisation and America.

8.
The Left , in centuries gone by, was often the only venue open to Jews. To a people struggling against ghettos, disabilities and obloquy socialism proved enormously appealing. The Left was secular and welcomed all. It promised a society without divisions, without classes. There would be no rich and poor, aristos and plebeians, blacks and whites, Jews and Gentiles. Instead socialist society would consist of only one all embracing proletariat where no one would be a special case and everyone worked as an equal and humane reason governed. Differences over religion would be forgotten even as religions themselves would shrivel and die.

9.
That was enormously appealing to Jews whose intellectuals soon pullulated the Left. Yet, in the act of becoming socialists these Jews, like their non-Jewish compeers, often became hostile to Jews. Because the Left Jews saw Jes largely as either owners and bankers, or as refractory folk clinging to a 3,000 year old tradition; they were by nature conservative. Moreover, in the popular imagination Jews had for ages sucked the blood of Christians. The adjustment to Jews sucking the blood of workers was natural. Little wonder that already in the 18th century, the utopian socialists were leery of Jews. Indeed, most of socialism's pioneers, including Charles Fourier, Friedrich Engels, Ferdinand Lasalle, Karl Marx, and Joseph Proudhon displayed that antipathy.

The Fourierists were harangued by Adolphe Alhaiza, the editor of Charles Fourier's (b. 1772), La Rénovation, thus: