Roger Simon has a useful yet scary piece up at PJM: It’s the Thirties all over again—time to blame the Jews. The piece was prompted by the world’s insane reaction to Israel’s legal self defense, and the obvious double standard when it comes to condemning only one group of people, the Jews, for things that many, many other groups do with far more regularity and death tolls.
I commend reading of the piece (or, for that matter, anything that Roger Simon writes), and peruse the comments, if you will. One theme is that, just perhaps, the world’s anti-Semites, and they are legion, are emboldened by the current American regime’s anti-Semitism. Yes, you read that right.
Barack Obama’s middle name isn’t Hussein for nothing. Barack Obama did not hang out with a man he called his “spiritual mentor” for two decades without agreeing with the anti-white, anti-Semitic ravings of Jeremiah Wright. State this differently: how long should a man stay at a “church” that routinely excoriates the Jews and whites? I’d only need to hear one such sermon before you could color me gone.
One mystery remains, beyond the world’s current state of obsession with every tiny thing that Israel does to those committed to her destruction: how is it that the Jews remain as a people, despite the world’s best attempts to get rid of them all? Attempts that continue to this day? Attempts that, thanks to Islamic nutbags in Iran soon to have nuclear weapons, may come close to fruition, at least in the Middle East.
The secular answer is that America had been a stalwart friend to Israel. That may no longer be the case under our post-modern, post-American president. The real answer may be that God meant what he said to us in the Bible. First, from Genesis 12:3, God speaking to Abram, soon to become Abraham, father of the Jewish people:
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Second, and this is the eternal promise that God will look after his chosen people, from Psalm 121:4:
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Now, you need not be a believer in God, nor, even if you do believe, trust that Scripture is true. We all, however, should ask this: how, absent a miracle, does a small people, the Jews, survive over three millennia in the face of repeated attempts to annihilate them?