October 26, 2007
By Patrick Grimm
Having read a multitude of books written by authors on both sides of the “Jewish issue” I must say that the plethora of perspectives put forth for consumption are fascinating. Of course, the pro-Jewish, pro-Zionist perspectives are easily available for purchase at your local Barnes & Noble, Borders or Books-A-Million outlets, while those books which dare to put anything but a worshipful spin on Jews, Judaism, Zionism or the Israel Lobby are most likely long since out of print and must be bought from obscure vendors who peddle their wares on the internet, listing the condition of a sought after book as New, Excellent, Good or Fair. The reality that any volumes judged by the Jewish publishing monster as slightly derogatory towards the Chosen and the Chosen’s nation of vulturehood disappear down the Orwellian memory hole should be a flaming bright indicator of who frames the message and who parcels out what is publicly consumed as “truth.”
This brings me to a book I read last year written by neo-conservative Zionist Dennis Prager, a radio polemicist and a self-ordained self-help guru for those who are experiencing any of life’s problems, marital, or otherwise. The fact that Prager is twice divorced doesn’t place a dent in his Hebrew armor nor lessen his credibility as a moral authority in today’s media, where brethren help their fellow brethren. Prager is assisted in his penning of this fatuous guide by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin described on the book jacket as “a rabbi, scholar and spiritual leader” thus taking blow-hardiness to new and ever more Jewish extremes.
The title of the book is Why the Jews? The Reason For Anti-Semitism and purports to lay out a case for why the Jews and only the Jews have been the objects and targets of so much hatred over the last say, 3000 years of history. Of course, without having to peruse too deeply the pages of this Simon and Schuster-published new classic for Zionists and today’s “respectable conservatives” (and I read the book from cover to cover) it soon becomes apparent that Prager and Telushkin have no real interest in understanding how Jews have caused so many problems historically and why most people are not fond of them. In fact, after collapsing the usual “straw man” arguments pinpointed by the shallow-minded as the cause of “anti-Semitism”, economic envy, the “Chosen People” concept, monotheism, etc., the authors really give us little if anything new to chew upon.
But I don’t want to break down and argue all the points made in the book. Why the Jews? as a primer for understanding anti-Jewish sentiments is only as valuable as the authors who wrote it, and both Prager and Telushkin have proven that they have no real curiosity about “anti-Semitism” or in lessening the tensions and in easing the causes of their people’s unique problems on this planet. If they did, they would not only focus on the Gentiles’ opinions about Jews throughout recorded history, but also on the hatred issued forth in the mother’s milk to many Jews who are taught from infancy, supremacy, suspicion and arrogance. Anti-Gentilist and anti-Christian elements within the Talmud and within the entire infrastructure of Judaism would also have to be at best jettisoned, and at the very least, condemned as anachronistic and antiquated ways of dealing with non-Jewish humanity. But no, these two activists will not touch these little stumbling blocks with a ten foot pole. Hence, they can be removed from the arena of ideas, though I do recommend this book if you wish to see the monumental road block set up by Zionists to ever solving the Jew/Gentile rift.
Yet it wasn’t until nearly the end of the book and its supposed denouement (though the ‘eternal question’ is still left wide open) that the sheer unmasked Judeocentric prejudices of the authors are laid bare and bawdy for the reader to behold. I say ‘prejudices’ because the pre-judging had already taken place decades before for this kosher pair, most likely in childhood. Of course, we all have prejudices, but I can honestly say that my prejudices made in favor of Jews have been dashed by a liberal dose of reading, studying and research into this most important and most taboo of human problems.
It’s sad to say, but the same can’t be said for Prager and Telushkin. Their prejudging is always in favor of Jews and any Jews who can be proven to have behaved badly are flung into the convenient category of “non-Jewish Jews.” I take it that Norman Mailer and Allen Ginsberg would be summarily tossed into this pigeonhole, as would any other Jew who could potentially taint the ranks of world Jewry. Gosh, and it’s done so expeditiously, especially when the topic turns to Hollywood Jews, leftist Jews, Communist Jews or the other throngs of Jews who have shaped our world into the aesthetically unpleasing and morally low-brow place it is today. I guess it’s those “non-Jewish Jews” we can blame for this, but guess what, they aren’t Jews after all! We Goyim cattle just got confused by their surnames, their appearances and their hatred for all that is Gentile. Silly us.
Forgive me for digressing there. Dennis Prager and Rabbi Joseph Telushkin sum up their treatise on “anti-Semitism” with the be-all and end-all of Jewish exclusivity and essentialness just as surely as Jewish historians dismiss all history that does not include Jews as either primary players or as hapless and blameless victims. They write:
“Antisemitism is a Jewish problem, but non-Jews make a most self-destructive error when they dismiss it as only the Jews’ problem. For reasons explained in this book, treatment of the Jews has served as one of humanity’s moral barometers. Watch how a nation, religion, or political movement treats Jews, and you have an early and deadly accurate picture of that group’s intentions toward others.” 
This is an interesting take on historiography and, not surprisingly, takes the onus off of Jews completely, when dealing with the causes and effects of their “persecution.” In fact, it makes the “nation, religion, or political movement” guilty almost axiomatically. And yes, once more it makes “anti-Semitism” not only the worst of all sins, but the ultimate sin that begets all others that will follow in train, or at least a signpost that reads “THE ANTI-SEMITE IS A MORAL CRIMINAL.”
What Prager and Telushkin have employed is the “canary in the coal mine” view of Jewry. Societies, being Gentile and noxious, only are forewarned of their rapidly approaching moral dissolution when Jews are suddenly and inexplicably persecuted by the politicos, the government, the religions and the majority present in said country. Jews, being the embodiment of a “higher morality” or a “divine presence or calling” are only victimized in a zeitgeist of deteriorated moral standards.
But history does not attest to the truth of the hubristic theorizing of the Jew duo. In fact, most countries who have struggled against organized Jewry have done so for very clear reasons that were agreed upon by society as a whole. The Pale of Settlement established by Czar Catherine the Great in 1791 was not a sign that Russians had become depraved, but was set up to protect Russians from the business practices of Jews, practices that still plague humanity and which provoke anger the world over. Dostoevsky and other authors have written about this in their novels. By 1917, the Pale of Settlement was abolished with the murder of Czar Nicolas and his family by Communist internationalist Jews, who then orchestrated the greatest killing machine of Gentiles the world has ever seen. Yet to Prager and Telushkin, to struggle against Jewry’s aims in Russia or to single out Jews as the cause of the Revolution, would have been a sign of depravity, rather than a natural reaction to tyranny by a tiny minority and the will for survival and self-preservation on the part of the Gentile majority.
No, for the little fragile canary, gauging the amount of methane in the darkest bowels of the human mind and soul, Jewry is always innocent, even of its own worst excesses. If the “canary in the coal mine” doesn’t suffice or explain, then the “devil-made-me-do-it” (Czarist Russia) will just have to do. Dissenters will be damned, for their voices will never be heard anyway, at least not in the schools of “respectable thinking.” By definition, the canary can never be the guilty party. He has nothing to do with guilt or innocence or the danger present. He is always the “test case”, you could even say the “scapegoat” to borrow a Hebrew term, if the analogy is taken into the realm of the political.
I say that Jews masquerading as the canaries of the human family is a fraud and a farce, a hoax larger and more sweeping even than the moralistic tale of good/evil they have foisted upon the world through the Hollywood Holocaust industry. I say that it is more sweeping than the Holocaust story because it (the idea of spotless lamb-like Jewish innocence) has taken over the discipline of history and how it is studied, written about, and finally, told. No, Jewry is not the canary in the coal mine. Its leaders comprise nothing less than a chloroform-drenched cloth forced over the face of the Gentile collective resulting in somnambulism, confusion, and in large doses, death.
Having just returned from the No More Wars For Israel conference several weeks ago, I can attest to the chloroform quality of Jewish political machinations and it has nothing to do with a canary acting as a barometer on our morality. No, it has much more to do with a Jewish media intent on shutting up and shutting down its competitors in the arena of ideas, an arena that Jews believe only includes themselves. Their chloroform has blurred the line between true journalism and advocacy for Jewish group interests, often in conflict with Gentile interests. The Jewish group evolutionary strategy necessitates the killing of the European spirit of America, replacing it with a Jewish ethos that looks and feels strange and unfamiliar because it is. This same ethos has been fought tooth and nail throughout history by the very people that Prager and Telushkin would peg as simple and crude “anti-Semites.”
If Jews truly want to be considered a canary, then perhaps they are a 500-pound one, monopolizing the parlor, sucking up all the air and squawking petulantly whenever its needs are not met. Of course, anyone taking note of the belligerent bird before them snacking down on the resources of everyone else in the vicinity and screeching for still more of what does not belong to it, will be touted as the real threat to pluralism and patriotism, both defined as remaining mute while the behemoth has its way for a few more years and runs everyone else out of the parlor in the process.
Dennis Prager and Rabbi Telushkin are smart men and their book does them a disservice mainly because they are very smart. Both of these individuals obviously know the real reasons for “anti-Semitism” as do most of the Zionist intelligentsia. They would have to be blind, deaf and dumb not to know. But what gets published in Jew-run publishing houses such as Simon and Schuster is “victimhood”, books about “the gifts of the Jews”, and other similar pap.
Learning the real reasons for the Jewish Problem does not concern them and why should it? Understanding an unalloyed historical recounting of the wrongs of Jews would force this Tribe to radically alter their actions, rethink their solipsism and perceived essentiality and dismiss all such notions of innocence (for any group in history) as the poppycock they are. It would also force Jews to behave and to be judged as all other human beings are. Their accomplishments would be praised and their faults (disproportionate to their minute numbers) would be condemned. But little fragile canaries dying for the safety of miners can’t be condemned for anything. This is the contemporary position of Jews, and if present trends are any indication, they are going to be sitting pretty for a long, long time, or at least until someone takes the initiative and decides to bite the poor innocent little canary’s head off.
 Prager, Dennis, Telushkin, Joseph. Why the Jews? The Reason For Anti-Semitism. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003.