Navonim - The Ramblings of Garnel Ironheart

Navonim - The Ramblings of Garnel Ironheart

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Hatred And the Natural Order

Chazal tell us that both love and hatred disturb the natural order of things.  As examples, we are shown both Avraham Avinu and Bilaam HaRasha.  Both were wealthy men who, when they went to perform a mission , saddled their own donkeys despite having plenty of servants to do it for them.  In both cases the normal protocol was disregarded because of enthusiasm.  The difference is that while Avraham Avinu was motivated by love of the Ribono shel Olam, Bilaam HaRasha was motivated by hatred of Bnei Yisrael, us.
Since then there have been plenty of examples demonstrated this principle but for some reason many in recent decades.  The most recent and blatant is covered in this article from The Jerusalem Post:
A graphic comic book distributed by the US group Male Genital Mutilation Bill, in an effort to drum up support for San Francisco's anti-circumcision measure, has been called "grotesque" and "anti-Semitic" by the ADL.
Monster Mohel, which is one of two titles in the group's Foreskin Man series, has taken the classic good versus evil storyline and substituted an identifiably Orthodox Jewish rabbi as the bad guy and a blond, buff superhero -- dubbed" Foreskin Man" -- as the force of good.
"Foreskin Man, with its grotesque anti-Semitic imagery and themes, reaches a new low and is disrespectful and deeply offensive," said Nancy J. Appel, ADL Associate Regional Director, in a statement. "This is an advocacy campaign taken to a new low ... It is one thing to debate [the issue], is another thing to degrade it."
For a long time, Jew-hating groups have taken great care to disguise the true nature of their vitriolic emotions.  The vigilantes who keep talking about breaking the Israeli blockade of 'Aza don't admit it's because they hate Jew but pontificate about the rights of the people of 'Aza and how those rights are supposedly being violated.  Academics in Britain who have recently voted to boycott Israel don't admit that they are merely carrying on a centuries old tradition of British Jew-hatred but talk in elevated terms about respect for the oppressed.  Queers Against Israeli Apartheid in Toronto also try to conceal their Jew hatred by talking about morality and showing brotherhood with the so-called Palestinians.
At least this latest effort is honest and finally lays bare what all these groups are trying to hide: they hate Jews.
Look at the imagery: the blond, well-muscled hero facing off against a kaftan and large-brimmed hat wearing villian complete with hook nose and long beard.  The evil Moyel is taking pleasure in harming a defenceless infant and looking forward to sucking the blood from his penis.  Blood libel anyone?
If Foreskin Man isn't pulled directly out of old nazi propaganda, I don't know what else it could be. 
It should be noted that the author of this evil stuff has, as is the custom of Jew haters, protested that his work isn't about Jew hatred but rather about protection innocent infants.  Right.  So why is that that he's chosen a Jew as the villian and decked him out in ways that would give Hitler, y"sh, and his fellows a wet dream?  After all, Muslims also circumcize their children.  Many Chrisian groups also do.  Why don't we see Evil Akbar, browned skinned and wearing a keffiyah, or something similar working in league with the Moyel?  Is the author really concerned about political correctness at the same time as he is busy villifying us?
Is it for the same reason that the Mavi Maramara  crowd has no interest in protesting the Chinese occupation of Tibet or the ongoing slaughter of innocent civilians in Darfur?
Consider the proponents of the San Francisco attempt to ban circumcision.  Here's a city that is the antithesis of what Nazi Germany was aiming for.  It's multicultural, heavily homosexual and extremely liberal in its politics.  And yet whose imagery do these morons pick when they decide to go on a holy crusade of their own?  Those very same Nazis!
Yes it does make perfect sense.  As Chazal said, hatred disturbs the natural order. 


SJ said...

>> The evil Moyel is taking pleasure in harming a defenceless infant and looking forward to sucking the blood from his penis.

The problem is brit b'peh or whatever it's called is a sick ritual anyways. It really does come close to wanting to suck the blood from the you-know-where.

Y. Ben-David said...

In the past, antisemitism was the in cloar of being a reactionary, racist, bigotted ideology. It manifested itself in the legal realm with the numerus clausus in the university admission, and attempts to prohibit kosher slaughter of animals and brit milah. Today, the new antisemitism comes in the cloak of Leftist/Progressive ideology, AKA "political correctness". They want to reduce the number of Jews in the university by way of well-intentioned affirmative action and they want to ban kosher slaughter and brit milah for "humanitarian" reasons. We see "liberal" societies in Europe, New Zealand and the US coming up with these new anti-Jewish measures...enlightened people, not "primitive backwards" ones.

The bottom line is that antisemitism is antisemitism...they simply come up with new ideological excuses for it