Saturday, June 11, 2011

When Jewish Blood Spills; We all Must Bleed

Norma Zager

“There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.” Pat Riley

When the history of the Jewish people is recorded, it will point to present times as the last stop at the end of a once-great religion.

Why is this moment in time so pivotal? Jews have survived pogroms, holocausts, inquisitions, crusades and all other manners of murder and intolerance. Why now should anyone worry or assume they cannot endure one more difficult challenge?

The answer is a simple one, yet fraught with complications arising from years of abuse and neglect.

When a child is beaten, the repercussions from those beatings may manifest themselves in later years. So too, is now the time for the problems of the past to manifest and create a personality devoid of the ability to any longer exist and interact with humanity.

The Jewish people have lost their soul and their will to live, and now we will all watch as a great people publically self-destruct.

They have chosen their destroyer and are plying him with money and accolades, and joining in the death march as he leads.

More than other religions, Jewish people have been forced to watch as millions of their children were murdered.

In the death camps, adults were taken in one direction and the children led into the gas chambers. Only those children who looked strong enough to work or be used as guinea pigs in horrific scientific experiments by the evil Joseph Mengele were kept alive.

Most American Jews, safe and sound in their homes, were oblivious to the screams of babies as blood flowed from their fatal wounds.

European Jewry unsafe from Hitler’s wrath was herded into camps to be tortured and killed to fulfill Hitler’s Final Solution. Jewish life was cheap and easily accessed by the many enemies who gladly helped the cause.

Yet, many Gentiles hid Jewish people behind walls, in attics or in cellars and risked life and limb to save a fellow human being.


Why put life and limb at risk for a Jew, especially when fellow Jews slept well at night?

Jewish people cheered on and worshipped a President who turned the St. Louis, carrying innocent Jewish lives, around to return to Germany and be killed in the camps.

To this day Jewish people speak of Roosevelt, a man who caused the deaths of Jewish men, women and children, like a god. New books have been written to deny his role in the St. Louis and claim he was trying to help the Jews. Bottom line, he was the President of the United States and he said “no.” How do you excuse or rewrite that?

How stupid are we?

Yes, we are just that stupid.

And now, today, we are repeating the mistakes of the past.

We are supporting a President who is hell bent on the destruction of Israel to achieve his own political agenda.

A President who is so arrogant that even now, before his reelection bid when he will need Jewish money, he is not afraid to alienate the Jewish people by eroding Israel’s security.

He is that certain of our stupidity. That sure he can pull the wool over Jewish eyes. That certain, as he does with all others who get in the way of his goals, he can exclude Israel from his plans by simply eliminating it.

What does that say about us as a people?

I fear it speaks volumes.

I have seen the craziness of the last few weeks since Bibi Netanyahu stood up to a man who threw his country under the bus. In statesman-like fashion he told the world: Sorry, no deal. Israel has the right to exist, and we will not march willingly into the camps once again, Mr. President.

Bibi bleeds with Jewish blood and will see no more spilled.

And who are Obama’s greatest defenders? Jews.

I did not hear one word of support for Israel from a Jewish senator or congressman. Only the gentiles spoke up. The same ones who would be willing to hide a Jew while other Jews helped to out them.

In Netanyahu’s speech, he claimed history would not offer the Jewish people more chances. How right he was.

The difference this time is that it is the Jewish people themselves who will be the ultimate destroyers who will sacrifice Jewish blood knowingly and willingly to the enemy.

While the Hollywood Liberals write their generous campaign checks, Jewish peace groups push for appeasement and the Jewish guilt ridden masses continue to support a man who cares nothing for their welfare and places the safety of Jewish children far behind his own narcissistic desires, we will merely have to stand by and shake our heads in wonder at the total insanity of it all.

When the blood of one Jewish child is spilled, all Jews must bleed.

If we are callous to the suffering of our children, we have crossed the line from a pathetic, needy nation desperate for love and acceptance to a sociopathic and pathetic observer of evil.

Every Israeli soldier who dies must be on the mind and heart of other Jews.

Every drop of Jewish blood must fall upon us as a human stain. A reminder of what a failure we are as a people to allow our enemies to succeed.

As long as Gilad Shalit is a prisoner, so are we all.

What an oblivious group of fools we are as a nation, as a people.

Once again history will record the destruction and naïveté of the Jewish people.

Only this time it will be for all time.

Jewish people have always used their checkbook as a weapon. Now it is time to ensure its use to garner a positive result for not only Jews, but for America. Israel is not only important to the Jewish people; it is vital to the world.

How can defending the mindset of a government that promotes murder and killing of all Jews wherever they may be in their Charter, be right? How can defending any government that is built on hatred, murder and lies be defensible to good people?

I am amused by the way some Jewish people believe that money can appease a murderous ideology.

That if they stand up publically and say, “I side with the Palestinians,” they will rewrite a charter, an ideology that clearly states to kill all Jews everywhere. How does the US benefit from aligning itself with murderers?

I am reminded of conversations with Germans who, when asked why they ignored Hitler’s threats, answered, “We never believed he would do it.”

Well, after six million died, did you finally get the message? Believe him now?

Jewish people have always thought more of their enemy than their own people. Who cares if you disagree with your neighbor, if the Jewish people next door are a pain, if you are Reform and your cousin is Orthodox? Does anyone in his or her right mind believe the enemy will ask if you and your fellow Jews were in agreement before they kill you?

Are we that crazy? I guess we are.

Stop and think of a Jewish soldier lying bleeding at the hands of an enemy, a Jewish child lying by the road after a bombing, his young life oozing out, or the parents who will suffer and mourn him until their last breath.

Stop! Think! For once, care for the people with whom you share a heritage, a past of torment and inhumanity. Stop the murder of the children, now and forever before there is no one left to save.

No one but the Jewish people can save the Jewish people. Remember that truth next time you write a campaign check or support a philosophy that is detrimental to your very existence.

The series “Postcards from America—Postcards from Israel” by Ari Bussel and Norma Zager is a compilation of articles capturing the essence of life in America and Israel during the first two decades of the 21st Century.

The writers invite readers to view and experience an Israel and her politics through their eyes, Israel visitors rarely discover.

This point—and often—counter-point presentation is sprinkled with humor and sadness and attempts to tackle serious and relevant issues of the day. The series began in 2008, appears both in print in the USA and on numerous websites and is followed regularly by readership from around the world.

© “Postcards from America — Postcards from Israel,” June, 2011


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