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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Outrage of the week: Arun Gandhi on WaPo

In a most abdominal article, Arun Gandhi is the fifth grandson of “Mahatma” Gandhi exposes himself as anti-Semitic ignoramus extraordinaire. And WaPo prints this shit!!? I am speechless.

What follows, as has already become a routine on WaPo web site is 400+ post thread dominated by Jew-haters trying to outdo each other.

Don't want to link to WaPo. Below is the copy of Arun's drivel.

Jewish Identity Can't Depend on Violence

Jewish identity in the past has been locked into the holocaust experience -- a German burden that the Jews have not been able to shed. It is a very good example of a community can overplay a historic experience to the point that it begins to repulse friends. The holocaust was the result of the warped mind of an individual who was able to influence his followers into doing something dreadful. But, it seems to me the Jews today not only want the Germans to feel guilty but the whole world must regret what happened to the Jews. The world did feel sorry for the episode but when an individual or a nation refuses to forgive and move on the regret turns into anger.

The Jewish identity in the future appears bleak. Any nation that remains anchored to the past is unable to move ahead and, especially a nation that believes its survival can only be ensured by weapons and bombs. In Tel Aviv in 2004 I had the opportunity to speak to some Members of Parliament and Peace activists all of whom argued that the wall and the military build-up was necessary to protect the nation and the people. In other words, I asked, you believe that you can create a snake pit -- with many deadly snakes in it -- and expect to live in the pit secure and alive? What do you mean? they countered. Well, with your superior weapons and armaments and your attitude towards your neighbors would it not be right to say that you are creating a snake pit? How can anyone live peacefully in such an atmosphere? Would it not be better to befriend those who hate you? Can you not reach out and share your technological advancement with your neighbors and build a relationship?

Apparently, in the modern world, so determined to live by the bomb, this is an alien concept. You don't befriend anyone, you dominate them. We have created a culture of violence (Israel and the Jews are the biggest players) and that Culture of Violence is eventually going to destroy humanity.

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Anonymous said...

Look ppl first of all. Take this in perspective.

1) for all the people who call him an anti-semite.. think what ur saying.

India is the biggest ally Israel has outside of the United States in the Eastern World.

Israel's biggest arms market is India.

the only thing standing between turkey and pakistan is one billion indians.

the highest and most visited tourist destination of young Israeli nationals today is not Europe or the states, it is INDIA.

ISRAEL-INDIA are natural allies due to the nature of judaism and hinduism.

the israeli govt is taking its citizens for a ride.

its ridiculous that the young israleis who serve their mandatory army term, have to go all the way to northern indian to cool of and enjoy.

they cant do it in their own country and are not rich enough to go to the west.,

INDIA has always loved judaism and jewish people.

IT is the only place in the world for the last 2500 years continously been a place of refuge of JEWS. AND NEVER HAVE THEY BEEN DISCRIMINATED

even today.. the desecendants of the lost tribe of israel..

LIVES IN INDIA as indians.

indians love jews.

to criticize a man.. like arun gandhi.. for being anti-semtic is outrageous.

every indian growing up..loves israel then some israelis themselves.



Anonymous said...

yeah.. thats true..

indians love jews.

i dont understand it sometimes.

i went to india.. and they just love jews and israel.

i keep going back their..

i saw so many jewish people india i am still shocked..

they have a beautiful synagogue in south india.

hedonistic dementor said...

I agree with what both of you are saying. I have daily interactions with Indians both at work and socially. And I have never detected an iota of prejudice among any of them.

The countries are also natural allies and have unprecedented military and economic ties.

I also have to plead ignorance in another area: I do not know Arun Gandhi. This is the first time I have seen anything written by him.

I can allow that he is not antisemitic. But if he is not, he is blissfully ignorant of the Jewish history and sensitivities as well as the entire Middle East conflict.

If you read David Duke publications, you will not come across a snake-pit metaphor in reference to Jews.

Really, this stuff would make Aryan Nations blush. How could he possibly come up with that? What on earth possessed him?

WaPo really should know better than to allow this sort of writing on its pages.

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