The Jewish Fight To Exist IS Our Fight To Exist
The Jewish Fight To Exist IS Our Fight To Exist
October 7, 2023, like September 11, 2001, was a wake up call that we are in an existential fight with an enemy who loves death. Two pieces published this morning contain clarion calls to wake up and prepare. The first is the transcript of the Bari Weiss Federalist Society’s Barbara K. Olson Memorial speech and the second in the Washinton Examiner is by Daniel Hannan and asks “What if the Palestinians Don’t Want Peace?”. In case you don’t realize it, we are in a fight for our lives, and the sustainment of Western Civilization.
We’ve seen this coming for at least the last 22 years. After the shock of September 11, 2001 wore off, the dead were buried and the earth-movers cleared up the World Trade Center site, most people went back to their semi-conscious state. Not all of us. Some of us do not recognize that all cultures are equal. Some of us were not wowed by the illegal immigration that continued after we were hit. Some of us worried about the hatred and anti-Semitism we saw on Social Media. It is especially egregious on TikTok, which also gave us the Transgender fever. Our Darleen has an excellent piece you can read here.
IF young people know anything about Western Civilization, they know it’s BAD. Colonizers, who just want to keep everyone else down. Apparently, Israel deserved what happened on October 7.
Today is November 13. On October 7, Hamas committed one of the worst terrorists attacks the world has ever seen. South First Responders has released new footage of young people who were murdered at the NOVA music festival.
As time goes on, do not forget why this war started… pic.twitter.com/UdnfJIthMR
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) November 13, 2023
We said “Never Forget”, but we neglected to remember it to the young people. It was just 1998 when the Paperclips Project began:
Whitwell Middle School principal Linda Hooper asked language arts teacher Sandra Roberts and associate principal David Smith to begin a Holocaust education class that would be the basis for teaching tolerance and diversity in a voluntary after-school program. When the students, mostly white and Christian, struggled to grasp the concept and enormity of the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust, they decided to collect six million paper clips – one for each soul who perished.
Why paper clips? The students’ research found that Norwegians wore paper clips as a silent protest and symbol of resistance against Nazi occupation during World War II. It was this simple idea that eventually, and quite unintentionally, turned into a worldwide phenomenon, drawing international media attention and letters of support from literally every continent.
The “Paper Clips Project” extended over several years and in 2001 the school dedicated a Children’s Holocaust Memorial, which includes an authentic German railcar filled with a portion of the more than 30 million paper clips they eventually collected. A moving documentary, entitled Paper Clips and originally released theatrically in 2004, captures how these students responded to lessons about the Holocaust and how a committed group of children and educators provided hope and inspiration to countless others around the globe.
Simple and easy to grasp as a concept.
Those sweet teachers forgot the other side of equation. The evil people who murdered six million Jews and the citizens who ignored it. On several occasions America denied entry to the Jews. The teachers forgot to teach that part. Or the culture of superiority and hatred for life that was part of the Nazi ideology. From Bari Weiss’s speech:
But the most alarming of all were the young people who threw their support not behind the innocent victims of Hamas terrorism, but behind Hamas.
At George Washington University, a few miles from here, students projected the words “Glory to Our Martyrs” and “Free Palestine from the River to the Sea” in giant letters on campus buildings.
At Cooper Union in Manhattan, Jewish students had to hide in the library from a mob pounding on the door.
At Columbia, Professor Joseph Massad called the slaughter “awesome.” At Cornell, Professor Russell Rickford said it was “energizing” and “exhilarating.”
At Harvard, more than 30 student groups signed a petition that found a way to blame Jewish victims for their own deaths—saying that they “hold the Israeli regime entirely responsible for all unfolding violence.”
At Princeton, hundreds of students chanted, “globalize the intifada” which can mean only one thing: open season on Jewish worldwide.
At NYU, students held posters that read “keep the world clean” with drawings of Jewish stars in garbage cans.
Hip, young people with pronouns in their bios are not just chanting the slogans of a genocidal death cult. They are tearing down the photographs of women and children who are currently being held hostage in the tunnels that run under the Gaza Strip. They do so with pleasure. They laugh. They mock the 9-month-old baby who was stolen from his parents.
More than their behavior, these young people lack empathy. They lack moral clarity. They cannot follow all of this evil to its logical conclusion: DEATH. Israel has on multiple occasions offered the “two-state solution”. The Palestinians don’t accept it because they desire DEATH. To quote Golda Meir:
“When peace comes we will perhaps in time be able to forgive the Arabs for killing our sons, but it will be harder for us to forgive them for having forced us to kill their sons. Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.”
From Daniel Hannan:
A thought has been worming its way uncomfortably through my mind since Oct. 7. What if peace is impossible? What if there is literally no way to reach a lasting accord? What if one side will settle for nothing less than the destruction of the other?
My doubts began in the immediate aftermath of the atrocity as I watched the reaction of some Palestinians and some of their sympathizers, not least in the West. On that dreadful Saturday evening, there had as yet been no Israeli response. Protesters did not have the (perfectly reasonable) argument that the participants in later demonstrations had, namely that they were defending human rights in Gaza. No, this was exultation in the murder of Israelis, pure and simple.
C.S. Lewis remarked that when the lights are flicked on suddenly, we see where the rats are hiding, and we saw them on Oct. 7. The Hamas volunteers boasting about rape and murder. The leftist academics queuing up to tell us that decolonization was not a metaphor. The delirious crowds celebrating the “resistance.”
These people were not demanding a two-state solution or calling for a different line on the map (the kibbutzim where the horrors took place were not settlements). They must have known, on some level, that the attacks would ensure a terrible retaliation. Yet they did not care as long as a blow had been struck against Israel. As one British-Arab TV reporter put it: “Nothing will ever be able to take back this moment, this moment of triumph, this moment of resistance, this moment of surprise, this moment of humiliation on behalf of the Zionist entity — nothing ever.”
Once again a culture and ideology of death rejoices in death and destruction. The Palestinians don’t want peace. They don’t want life. That is why no other country will take them. Without terrorism, they have nothing. Israel can negotiate, but the Jewish State is only negotiating on the form of suicide they will use.
We, and I mean we, will have to destroy Hamas and Hezbollah and contain Iran and Palestine. The evil will rise up and we will have to contain it again. This is our fight. Hamas is holding our people, but it is our fight in the larger existential sense. It is our fight and we must win. We need that moral clarity.
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