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Alt-right leader Richard Spencer silenced a Texas A&M Rabbi, Matt Rosenberg, after being asked to study the Torah with him and to embrace its “inclusive” message.
“Do you really want radical inclusion into the State of Israel?” Spencer probed the rabbi, who failed to respond to the question. Jews exist as a people “precisely because you did not assimilate to the gentiles,” Spencer remarked, which was met with more silence from the rabbi. “I respect that about you. I want my people to have that same sense of themselves.”
Spencer’s observation is correct, and Jews who champion multiculturalism for the West while simultaneously backing Israel as a “Jewish state” find themselves speechless when faced with this contradiction. Throughout the ages Jews have maintained their distinct culture, traditions and peoplehood as a result of a strict adherence to a policy of self-segregation and non-assimilation. Historically Jewish communities have largely heeded the calls of rabbinical leaders who declared assimilation and intermarriage between Jews and Gentiles to be the gravest sin, as it would lead to the dissolution of the Jewish nation and religion.
Hardline rabbis and Jewish organizations today continue to preach against Jewish assimilation and intermarriage with Gentiles.
One video on YouTube shows an orthodox rabbi walking around the wailing wall in Israel lecturing Jews on the importance of marrying within the faith. “The most important thing [in life]… is that you marry a Jewish girl,” the rabbi told a group of young Jews. “There’s nothing more important in the whole world than this.” Explaining further the rabbi said that all religions in the world, with the exception of Judaism, are based on belief. To be Jewish, however, you must have a Jewish mother. “We’re not Jews because of our belief, but because of our mother.” Jews are not merely a religion, but a “people,” said the rabbi.
Groups in Israel exist solely to prevent dating and relationships between Jews and Arabs. Jonathan Cook reported that in 2009:
A local authority in Israel has announced that it is establishing a special team of youth counsellors and psychologists whose job it will be to identify young Jewish women who are dating Arab men and “rescue” them. The move by the municipality of Petah Tikva, a city close to Tel Aviv, is the latest in a series of separate — and little discussed — initiatives from official bodies, rabbis, private organizations and groups of Israeli residents to try to prevent interracial dating and marriage.
Arab-Jewish relationships are widely viewed as “national treason” by Israelis, the majority of whom oppose intermarriages between Jews and Arabs. A representative of one Israeli anti-mixing group, which has a hotline to “rescue” rebellious Jews in inter-faith relationships, told Russia Today: “It’s important to safeguard our traditions, culture, history and identity because without this, who are we?”
During the migrant crisis of 2015 when human tidal waves of Syrian and African refugees began pouring into Europe en masse, Jewish organizations and intellectuals led the charge in demanding asylum and safe entry of the migrants, regularly invoking the “Holocaust” to guilt-trip Europeans into being more migrant-friendly. Yet the same Jewish organizations vigorously support Zionist Israel as a Jewish ethno-state. As Jewish leaders from the World Jewish Congress and Anti-Defamation League condemned Western nationalists as bigots and xenophobes who opposed asylum for refugees, they were silent about the starkly opposite policy taken by the Israeli government. In 2015 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the construction of a new border fence around Israel to prevent, in his words, “predatory animals” from entering Israel from surrounding countries.
Israel defines itself as a “Jewish state,” fiercely privileges Jewish citizens over non-Jewish minorities, has a virtually Jews-only immigration policy, and has long pursued a policy of persecution and discrimination against not only Palestinian Arabs whose land they continue to illegally confiscate, but also African migrants pushing into the country from countries like Sudan and Eritrea, setting up holding camps to house them before deportation. In his book Goliath, Max Blumenthal described these detention centres for Africans as “concentration camps,” quoting an Israeli official who used the same phrase. Prominent Israeli politicians have attended virulent anti-immigration rallies, even calling Africans a “cancer” eating away at the ethnic character of the Jewish state. Reminiscent of Kristallnacht, violent mobs of Jewish nationalists have routinely ransacked African businesses and shops in Israeli cities.
Meanwhile rabbis like the one who failed in confronting Spencer preach an opposite message for America and the West: multiculturalism, inclusion and mass immigration. The Jewish leadership seek to cultivate an environment of tolerance and inclusion in the West because it is “good for Jews” when they are a minority, but when they are the majority, like in Israel, they behave very differently.
Richard Spencer, the head of the alt-right think tank the National Policy Institute (NPI), was thrust into the spotlight after delivering a “Hail Trump!” victory salute during the closing speech at his identitarian conference in Washington, DC, following the election of Donald Trump. A handful of spectators in the crowd met his “Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail victory!” call with Nazi salutes, prompting scores of media outlets to begin covering his events and demanding exclusive interviews. Following the incident CNN, ABC, CBS, Fox, and other big media have been intently covering Spencer and his various events and speeches, the latest being at Texas A&M.
Spencer’s platform is dedicated to encouraging whites, particularly Americans, to resume a racial/ethnic identity, hoping they will embrace the creation of an exclusive white ethno-state on the North American continent. The rise of the alt-right and white nationalism has coincided with the emergence of Black Lives Matter (a radical, international pro-black activist front) and various gay and transgender advocacy groups, all pushing their agendas and interests to the detriment of the straight, white majority population of the US. Spencer and his fellow travellers make the point that if radical diversity programs and mass immigration, which amount to anti-white discrimination, continue apace, then more and more white people will flock to the alt-right as the only faction looking out for their interests.
The hypocrisy and bias of the mainstream media has been on full display during the recent controversies surrounding the election of Trump and his alt-right supporters. The media routinely employ slurs like “neo-Nazi” and “white supremacist” against alt-right groups and individuals, whereas Black Lives Matter and minority empowerment activists in general are not labeled hateful bigots for advancing their ethnic agendas, which are often overtly hostile to and disdainful of whites.
The alt-right does, of course, have its pitfalls. They’ve made a hero out of Trump, a rabid Zionist boot-licker with shady connections to the financial underworld, the deep state and a grovelling affinity for the worst elements of Zionism embodied by the Netanyahu faction in Israel. Spencer himself and others in alt-right circles have made overtures to Zionists in efforts to “mainstream” their movement. Spencer has variously said that he “respects” Israel on an ethno-nationalist basis (ignoring the innumerable atrocities and endless malfeasance of that state) and even floated an alliance with the Zionist Likudnik hardliners in Tel Aviv, whom, he pondered in an article on Radix Journal, “might want to help finance the far Right in Europe and North America” if they took a “hands off” approach allowing Israel free rein to continue to ethnically cleanse the occupied territories of Palestinians. As the “model” for such an alliance Spencer wrote of the South African apartheid regime, which had close relations with Israel during its reign. “Certainly, if the two camps could grasp that their interests are complimentary, an improbable grand alliance might be in the cards,” Spencer concluded.
Apartheid South Africa, with its deplorable support of and coziness with rogue Israel, may be the only version of a white ethno-state that the Jewish elite may allow to exist in the future, so long as it serves Zionist interests in the short-term. In this sense Spencer is advocating for a mediocre solution to the problems he sees with the imposition of multiculturalism, which is in fact no solution at all, since it was largely Jews themselves who brought down the regime of apartheid South Africa when it outlived its usefulness, and would likely do the same to any future state along similar lines.
Perhaps Spencer needs to re-read the Scorpion and the Frog fable – there’s a lesson in there he evidently hasn’t quite grasped yet.
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