Keeping Jewish Hate Alive

David Cole writes:

Perhaps I should be asking, are Jews still fighting World War II? There was an episode of King of the Hill in which Hank confronts a self-styled “warlock” who believes himself to be a “14th-level sorcerer.” Facing down the basement-dwelling pencil-necked nerd, Hank says with a sigh, “Some of this isn’t your fault. A man can only take so many wedgies before he goes to pieces.” Did the Jews take one wedgie too many in Europe? After centuries of pogroms and expulsions, was the Holocaust the last straw? Will Jews forever carry a hatred of the West, a desire to see Western traditions and values subverted even at their own expense? As future Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel wrote in Commentary magazine in 1962,

“I cry out with all my heart against forgiveness, against forgetting, against silence. Every Jew, somewhere in his being, should set apart a zone of hate—healthy, virile hate—for what the German personifies and for what persists in the German. To do otherwise would be a betrayal of the dead.”

I think, for far too many Jews, that hatred extends not just to the Germans, but to the white Christian West as a whole. I’ve seen this pathology before; American Jews who just can’t muster up the kind of hatred for today’s Muslim Jew-killers that they can easily summon for the descendants of the White Christian Jew-killers of yore. But why? Why are so many Jews still seemingly at war with Christendom?

Let’s turn again to Wiesel’s 1962 essay, especially the part where he concocts a conspiracy theory worthy of Alex Jones. The Germans, he claims, could not understand why, in the years after the war, average Jews did not seek to murder every single German they came across. “Finally,” Wiesel concludes, “the Germans understood that they had nothing to fear (from the Jews), and so their fear turned into contempt. ‘Look at those Jews: they’re not even capable of revenge!’” A tad disingenuously, Wiesel continues, “Two thousand years of persecution had failed to prepare the Jewish mentality for hate, had only immunized it against hate.” Jews, he explains, “had to show the executioners our moral superiority, prove to the other peoples that the Jews are incapable of deeds of hate.” Which is why he exhorts his fellow Jews to keep hate alive. Wiesel is essentially saying, if you don’t hate the Germans and what they personify, the Germans and those like them will hate you even more.

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