DONNING THE YELLOW STAR: ISSUES RAISED BY THE JEWISH PARTISAN MOVEMENT PART I

Posted: November 3, 2011 in Christianity, genocide, holocaust, media, partisan movement, the yellow star, White House

DONNING THE YELLOW STAR:
ISSUES RAISED BY THE
JEWISH PARTISAN MOVEMENT
PART I

A few nights before, the girl, who was about seventeen, had been found in the forest by Jews out foraging for food. The girl was bruised and bloody, and was wearing no clothes. She had been walking for two days. She had seen the Jews of Vilna killed in the forest of Ponar. . . The girl was taken to Jacob Gens. She told him she had seen the Jews of Vilna lined up and shot; she told him how she had escaped. . . . He did not believe her story. She was crazy. Very clearly. It was sad, but how could what she said be true ? No. He could not believe it. It threw into question his very sense of the world. Gens saw himself as a realist; like all other realists, he believed that man is motivated by self-interest. Killing the Jews of Vilna could not be in the self-interest of the Germans.

Rich Cohen. The Avengers. A Jewish War Story.
Vintage Books. New York 2001. pp. 38-39

The ‘realists’ in the White House and the Western European parliaments ‘know’ that the Muslim nations of the world are really motivated by self-interest and the wish to work for Microsoft. They know that the seed of freedom and democracy throbs in their breast and it could not possibly be in their interest to nuke Israel or destroy America. To them the alternative is unimaginable . . . to a rationalist, a secular humanist. It cannot be true. Unimaginable but true for Jacob Gens and for today’s foreign policy commissars.

The reason ? It was not self-interest that drove the Germans to the Holocaust nor Jihadists to the Apocalypse. It is ideology.

As the “Arab Spring” brings murder, torture, rape and expulsion to North Africa’s Christian communities and 1000 Palestinian terrorists flood onto the streets of Israel’s cities after the release of Gilad Shalit(1), the White House and its stenographers in the media celebrate the birth of democracy in the Middle East. The Unholy Alliance(2) (the Left and Islamic Jihad) has a proud history of persecuting Christians and Jews to the applause of their ‘bots’ in their various state-sponsored media so there is little new to report. But in the context of the ‘Yellow Star’ what questions does this raise for Christians and Jews and the organizations which represent them.

Well, for the newly ‘Chrislam’(3) evangelicals, trying to harmonize the Koran and the Bible, it is not much of an issue. We can simply become Muslims. Alternatively, for those who have decided that Islam is God’s Judgment on backslidden Jewry and the Christian Church, the task is largely to prepare oneself Spiritually for being “. . . lambs to the slaughter”(4). But is this Biblically the only legitimate course of action ? If so then ‘Donning the Yellow Star’ would mean joining the Jews in their walk to ‘the camps’.

Although nearly anathema as a topic of discussion in the Christian Church, the Biblical position or positions (i.e. the ‘Pacifist’ vs ‘Just War’ debate) should be raised now because when your brothers and sisters are being subjected to violence, persecution and discrimination, (as is the case in 1/3 of Christendom) that is not always the point at which prayerful, careful, reasoned, Biblically-founded conclusions can be drawn.(5) The Jews have been faced with this issue for 2000 years as have sub-groups of Christians but in North America and Western Europe we have been lulled to sleep by our media anesthesiologists in the era of relative peace, prosperity and stability.

None of us can imagine what it is like to live with those memories, those uncertainties, and the abject feeling of not having been able to save your family. Nothing replaces that kind of severed and truncated experience of loss.

James M. Glass. Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust:
Moral Uses of Violence and Will
.
Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire UK 2004. p. 5

But nothing has changed and everything has changed. Anti-Semitism has once again emerged to a psychotic level and spreading its toxic waste throughout the western world. For Christians (as Michael Horowitz pointed out), they represent the number one human rights issue of the late 20th and early 21st century.(6) But you wouldn’t know that to listen to the scribes of the state religion of Secular Humanism. And the auto-genocidal (read: “suicidal”) West accelerates drunkenly toward the Great [historical] Rift.

The opening quote of this piece speaks of the Nazi program of using rational, intelligent, cultured, pragmatic Jews to administer and control the ghettos. It was masterful. They were men inured in the concepts of science, administration, art, technology, rationalism, realism, progress and the decency of the common man. They were Humanists. The Nazis made them Chiefs of Police or chairs of the Jewish Councils. They were men who often worked day and night to find ways to negotiate with the Nazis to save their people, keep the ghettos fed and to manage the slave-force required by them. They were also responsible for arranging the selection and recruitment of large numbers of Jews for transport on the trains to receive ‘food and work’. That is NOT where they were going. They believed in social self-interest. They believed the Germans were rational and incapable of the atrocities they were being accused of. They were wrong.

Thus their realism and rationalism was used against them and served only to assist in the control, oppression, neutralization and ultimate extermination of the Jewish people.

Bielski Partisans

The partisans knew what was happening and at risk to their lives, entered the ghettos to convince the Judenrat (7) that the Nazi programs were based on a plan to exterminate them, not to just re-locate them or use them for labour in the war effort.

It is no different today. Those in the Jewish community (such as Arutz Cheva 7)(8) and its hosts and guests (like David Bedein, Jay Shapiro, previously Tovia Singer) warn the Israeli Jews and the Diaspora as to what is planned for them. They are labeled ‘right-wing’ and ‘fanatics’ and ‘extremists’ and the warnings go unheeded by a population weary of fighting. But there are those in the conservative think-tanks who bother to do the research, acquire and read the Hamas and Fatah Covenants and the European-funded Palestinian textbooks to see what their enemies have in store for them and uncover the hate-mongering that is the Palestinian education system.(9)

They confront the ‘realists’ in the Israeli left who would disarm and appease and give away land-for-peace. . .who say. . . “that’s not possible. . . they (Fatah and Hamas) don’t really mean it, it is just a bargaining position. . . its really all our fault because we are seen as an occupying force. . . “

In so many ways it seems a perfect parallel with the partisans who were warning the Judenrat of the dimensions of the Holocaust and facing the ghetto Jews with a very difficult option: die in the ghetto, in the camps (virtually inevitable) or risk dying while fighting in the forests as free people.

With the Unholy Alliance propaganda-machine’s demonization, de-legitimization and imposition of double-standards upon the Jewish state (all established pre-cursors to genocide) Jews are once again faced with the same dilemma.

To be continued. . .

ENDNOTES

(1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilad_Shalit
(2) David Horowitz. Unholy Alliance Radical Islam and the American Left. Regnery. Washington DC. 2004
(3) http://muddystreams.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/chrislam-in-protestant-churches/
(4) http://bible.cc/psalms/44-22.htm
(5) In Kenneth Scott Latourette’s A History of Christianity he reports how theological debate is mostly arrested in times of persecution because unity in thought and action is a fundamental necessity.
(6) http://muddlingtowardmaturity.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/12/christianity-the-most-persecuted-religion-in-the-world.html. 150,000 Christians per year are martyred to the deafening ‘sound of silence’
See also Paul Marshall. Their Blood Cries Out. Word Publishing. Dallas 1997
(7) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judenrat
(8) http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Radio/
(9) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textbooks_in_the_Palestinian_territories

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