måndag 19 augusti 2013

Ännu en viktig essä om västerländsk judenhet inför islamismens offensiv

Lawrence Auster (1949-2013)
I söndags publicerade jag utdrag ur en nyutgiven essä om de europeiska judarnas situation. Den finns här: http://nydahlsoccident.blogspot.se/2013/08/ny-langre-essa-om-islamistiskt-judehat.html

Idag följer jag upp med att visa en annan essä i samma ämne, skriven av Lawrence Auster i tidskriften Front Page Magazine, under rubriken Why Jews Welcome Muslims. Auster inleder sitt resonemang med att säga följande (och han utgår då ifrån den nordamerikanska judenheten):
"Mass Moslem immigration into America combined with world-wide Moslem Jew-hatred poses an unprecedented threat to American Jews—a "perfect storm" that is forcing at least some Jews into an agonizing re-appraisal of their traditional support for open immigration. So says Stephen Steinlight in his hard-hitting essay, "High Noon to Midnight: Why Current Immigration Policy Dooms American Jewry," published by the Center for Immigration Studies. A former director of national affairs at the American Jewish Committee and now an outspoken advocate of immigration reform, Steinlight tells his fellow Jews that they, along with the rest of America, face a momentous choice. If they turn away from their extreme immigration liberalism and help move America toward sensible immigration restrictions, the growth of the Moslem community in this country can be slowed substantially and even stopped, and a decent existence for the Jews themselves can be preserved. But if Jews and others continue in their embrace of open borders, in thirty years time the Jews will find themselves a besieged and powerless minority in an Islamic-dominated, anti-Semitic America."

Stephen Steinlight
 Auster menar att Steinlight verkar tala för döva öron. Det finns en djupgående beröringsskräck och de flesta ryggar tillbaka för kritik mot islamismen av det enkla skälet att de inte vill bli anklagade för att vara "islamofober" eller "rasister". Auster fortsätter genom att citera Steinlight:
"Every high profile Jewish institution, whether it's a national organization or a major synagogue, is surrounded by concrete barriers to prevent car bombs exploding too close to the buildings. If you go through the lobbies into those buildings you have to pass metal detectors and double-doors of bulletproof glass. You are then frisked by security guards, mostly retired New York City police or Israeli agents, and then are scanned again with metal detectors. What is truly comic about this—were it not an instance in the theatre of the absurd, and were it not so appalling an indication of the kind of mass denial that is still governing major American Jewish organizations, including the one I used to work for that's currently meeting across the street—is that the staffs of these organizations pass the car bomb barriers, go through the double bulletproof glass lobbies, get frisked, then go upstairs into their offices and spend their days talking about the threats posed by evangelical Christians...."
Finns det alltså någon form av självbedrägeri inbyggt i dessa attityder? Jag kan föreställa mig det och kan inte låta bli att tänka på de politiska redaktörer i Sverige som skriver om antisemitismen i Malmö utan att med ett enda ord beröra det faktum att judarna där framför allt angrips av stadens unga arabiska män (vars antisemitism ursäktas med att den "beror på Palestinakonflikten").

Jag tror att kärnan i Austers essä finns i denna passage:
"Now, when Jews put together the idea that "all bigotry is indivisible," with the idea that "any social prejudice or exclusion directed against Jews leads potentially to Auschwitz," they must reach the conclusion that any exclusion of any minority group, no matter how alien it may be to the host society, is a potential Auschwitz.
So there it is. We have identified the core assumption that makes many liberal and neoconservative Jews keep pushing relentlessly for mass immigration, even the mass immigration of their mortal enemies. As these Jews see it, any immigration restrictions against Moslems would release a latent ethnocentrism in the white American majority that would then turn instantly against the Jews. To state this thought process in the baldest terms, these Jews believe that if philo-Semitic white gentiles exclude Jew-hating Moslems from America, it would lead those same gentiles to commit another Jewish Holocaust."
Jag har svårt att tänka mig en angelägnare fråga att diskutera. Men jag är samtidigt övertygad om att de flesta väljer att tiga. Risken att bli "missförstådd" är alltför stor, och frågan alltför kontroversiell. Jag har själv de senaste åren mötts av just argumentet "muslimerna är vår tids judar, risken för ännu en förintelse är stor och den här gången är det de muslimska invandrarna som kommer att drabbas". Vem vågar tala fritt inför sådana skenargument? Därför finner jag essäerna av Michel Gurfinkiel, Stephen Steinlight och Lawrence Auster intressanta.

(Tack till Vávra Suk för tipsen)

Lawrence Auster died today at 3:56 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, at a hospice in West Chester, Pennsylvania. His death came after more than a week of rapidly worsening distress and physical collapse caused by the pancreatic cancer he endured for almost three years.
On Monday evening, after arriving at the hospice in the late afternoon, Mr. Auster read and responded to a few emails. He then closed his battered and medicine-stained Lenovo laptop for the last time. “That’s enough for now,” he said, holding his hands over the computer as if sated by an unfinished meal.
He did not expect that to be the last.
But the blogging career that stands out on the Internet and in the history of American letters as a tour de force of philosophical and cultural insight is over. Mr. Auster entered a state of sedated and sometimes pained sleep the next day, after a night of agony. He spoke no more than a few words during the next two days and died peacefully this morning after about ten hours of unusually quiet and mostly undisturbed rest.