Thanks jdamn for sending me this.
Sometimes, it seems as if ‘genius’ is the ability to simply speak the most obvious facts in evidence. This article certainly has some genius.
This was written by Rami Kaminski, MD, founder and
director of the Institute for Integrative Psychiatry in New York City.
Why I Am a Bad Jew
For centuries, we lived in Berdichev. In the brutal Ukrainian winter of
1941, SS soldiers arrived there and rounded up eighty-seven members of my
family – babies, young adults, octogenarians – stripped them naked, marched
them to a nearby ditch, and executed them. Their lifeless bodies fell
silently into a mass grave.
Like most Jews in Europe, my family “cooperated” with the Final
Solution. They did not resist or fight back. Six million Jews were
slaughtered in a period of four years. They received little sympathy
while they were still alive and hunted down like animals. There was no
public outcry because the Holocaust fit the world’s narrative for Jews
during the past 2000 years: a people destined to be persecuted and
During their two millennia in the Diaspora, Jews were not known to
resist. There are few recorded instances in which Jews turned against
their host nations or retaliated against their murderers. Instead, the
survivors – if there were any – were expelled or left for another place.
The murdered were regarded as “good” Jews They accepted their fate
helplessly, without resistance.
This narrative of the Jews has played out on the historical stage with
boring monotony: Jews get killed because they are Jews. Nothing novel
about it. After the Holocaust, however, the world, disgusted by this
particularly ghoulish period of history, accorded some sympathy for the
Media commentary about the ongoing Gaza War reveals the world has now
reverted to its pre-Holocaust perspective. Today, the only good Jew is a
powerless Jew willing to become a dead one. The Zionist Revolution is to
blame. It changed everything. Jews re-created their own country. The Arabs
attacked the new Jewish state the day after independence and promised to
complete Hitler’s genocide. In succeeding decades, the Arabs attacked again
and again. Strangely, the Jews, many of them refugees from Arab nations,
adopted a surprising, new tactic: they fought back.
With Zionism, the Jews stubbornly refused to follow the centuries-old
script. They refuse to be killed without resistance. As a result, the
world has become increasingly enraged at their impertinence.
The recent events in Gaza and Mumbai make this plain. In 2005, Israel
eliminated all Jewish presence in Gaza making it “Judenrein,” and handed it
over to the Palestinians. Left behind were synagogues and thriving green
houses. The Arabs looted and destroyed them literally the day after Israel’s
withdrawal was complete. Where these structures once stood, the
Palestinians built military bases and installed rocket
launchers to shell Israeli civilians. To date, some 7,000 missiles have
fallen on Israeli cities and towns, killing and maiming dozens, and
sowing widespread terror. Medical studies reveal nearly all Jewish
children in the communities bordering Gaza suffer from serious,
The Gazan Palestinians then elected Hamas to lead them. Hamas proceeded to
kill or imprison their political rivals, and its leaders, true to the Hamas
charter, were unabashed in clearly stating their aims: they will not stop
until they achieve their Final Solution, kill all the Jews,
take over the land of Israel, and establish a theocracy governed by
As killing Jews for being Jews has been a national sport for centuries,
Islamic militants are justified in believing they are merely fulfilling
historical tradition in Argentina, India and Gaza. Surely the Jews in
Mumbai did not occupy Gaza. They were tortured and killed just for being
Jews. And predictably, in the eyes of the world, they immediately became
good Jews, just like my murdered family in Bertishev.
Good Jews would wait until Hamas has weapons enabling its members to
achieve their ultimate goal of absolute mass murder. Those enraged by
Israel’s defensive military action insist Hamas uses only “crude”
rockets, as if Qassams were BB guns, and military inferiority were
somehow equivalent with moral superiority. In fact, Hamas now has
Iranian-supplied Grad missiles which have landed on Be’er Sheva and the
outskirts of Tel Aviv.
Westerners have had only sporadic exposure to the indiscriminant killing in
the name of “holy war” which Israel has lived with for years.
Memories of 9-11, Madrid, and London have dimmed. This is not because the
Islamic militants made a careful choice of weapons. They simply have not yet
acquired nuclear bombs.. Once they do, the West will develop a less detached
view about the Islamists’ professed intentions for the “infidels.”
The only enlightened people in the civilized world who actually get it
are the Israelis. They’ve not had time for detached philosophical
ponderings. They’ve been too busy confronting the reality of Islamic
Soon, Iran will have nuclear weapons. It will give them to Hezbollah and
Hamas. Today, Jews must take a position: either be “good” Jews willing to be
slaughtered without resistance, or be “bad” Jews who defend themselves at
the cost of being pariahs of our enlightened world. Good Jews would wait for
another six million to be murdered, and pick up to leave for another country
to start the cycle again. The bad ones refuse to go calmly into the ditch.
I confess: I’m a bad Jew