When I opened my email this morning, I saw a message fromÂ AJ, marked important. Knowing the responsibilitiesÂ of this particular relative, I opened it with a bit of trepidation.
It was with great relief that I realized that the message was not aboutÂ certain nutcasesÂ being on the rampage – a rampage that would have been nothing thatÂ Thorazine and a padded room couldn’t have handled.
Family, can’t live with ’em.
Where was I? Oh. The email.
It was about what happens when you do a search for the word Jew, in Google. You would expect the results of such a search to be web pages that defineÂ the word as in Jew – Wikipedia,Â or a discussion of what it means to be one inÂ Judaism 101: Who is a Jew, or the use of theÂ word as an epithet in Jew, or even a page likeÂ SingleJew – a Jewish dating site.
You would expect such sites to be listed on the first page, and you do get what you expect. However, you also get the web page, Jew Watch – in the number two spot.
I’ve run across this site before and was horrified the first time that I saw it. And, sure enough, I was horrified the second time too. Hatred is alive and well on planet earth.
Part of what has me horrified is that hatred of the Jews is even moreÂ insaneÂ than my nutcase relatives – if you can believe that’s possible.Â That’s why my very firstÂ reaction to the site had been one of incredulity – that it was some kind of a prank. Of course, itÂ didn’t take long for the truth toÂ clear awayÂ my befuddlement.Â
How could someone hateÂ the Jewish peopleÂ this much? With all that they have done for us, it should be the other way around. We should venerate them; encourage them.
Think of how much greater America would have been if we had welcomed them to our shores instead of turning them back to Hitler’s gas chambers? Think of the advances in science and medicine and technology that died in Nazi death camps? Think even of the strengthening of our moral fabric by welcoming the destitute and downtrodden?
Instead, we condemned the Jewish peopleÂ to death and harbored those among us who celebrated Nazi Germany’s actions.
Oh, the stain of our sin is minor compared to Germany’s or France’s. But, when a neighbor knocks on your door asking for sanctuary from a robber, and if that neighbor dies because you denied that sanctuary; well, don’t you have something to answer for?
We have the murder of six million on our conscience because we closed that door on their desperate need.
Which brings me back to Jew Watch. What do we do with the author ofÂ such a heinous site?
I’m not sure.
But, I suspect that a good start wouldÂ includeÂ 100cc of Thorazine and a padded room – right next to the one where some of my relatives should be sitting.Â
I was originally going to feature a comment written by SassyPants in my last entry. It was a very cogent bit of writing, and I thought that I’d stick it here in lieu of the full article that it richly deserves:
In her article, Joanna Chandler also referred to the Mohamed Al Durah hoax as â€œThe New Dreyfus Affairâ€. You see, this type of thing has happened before about 100 years ago when a Jewish Army captain â€˜Dreyfusâ€™ was falsely accused and condemned for treason. I t was an acclaimed journalist, Emile Zola who several years later stood up and exposed the lie. The difference then and now is that Zolaâ€™s notoriety made people stand up and take notice. January 13, 1898 he put his career and his life on the line. He had the peoples voice behind him, which won Dreyfusâ€™ freedom. Philippe Karsenty has precious few backing him up. Heâ€™s virtually going it alone. Who is the Dreyfus in this case you ask, the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
Unfortunately the damage has been done. This Hoax not only threatens Jews in Israel, but Jews all over the world.
Actually though, if you think this hoax hasnâ€™t had an affect on you as you sit there in comfy chair, remote in hand, protected by your white picketed fence suburb in America think again.
You tell ’em Sassy.Â