The French Philosopher: Following The Well-trodden Judeo Centric Zionist Template
06 February 2011
By Gilad Atzmon
What makes one a philosopher? Probably, the
capacity to aim at the essence of things, while
celebrating the love of wisdom (philo-sophos).
Though Bernard-Henri Lévy presents himself as a
French philosopher, he seems to lack that elementary
capacity. Unlike a true philosopher, Levy engages in
an endless spin, typical to a Hasbara agent.
A few days ago the Huffington Post gave a platform
to the alleged ‘philosopher' Levy.
Levy doesn't approve of the BDS (Boycott,
Disinventment, Sanctions) campaign. He claims it is
"anti democratic". I was expecting Levy to eloquently
advocate ‘freedom of speech' and human rights, but the
Zionist ‘intellectual' failed miserably. Levy followed
the well-trodden Judeo centric Zionist template and
spread half-baked ideas that hardly form an argument.
Pathetically, in most cases, Levy's ranting proves
counter effective to his cause.
"First of all" he said, "one boycotts totalitarian
regimes, not democracies... One can boycott Sudan,
guilty of the extermination of part of the population
of Darfur. One can boycott China, guilty of massive
violations of human rights in Tibet and elsewhere. "
For some bizarre reason, Levy seems to be convinced
that his beloved Jews-only state is an ‘exemplary
democracy'. "One does not boycott the only society in
the Middle East where Arabs read a free press,
demonstrate when they wish to do so, send freely
elected representatives to parliament, and enjoy their
rights as citizens." says Levy.
I guess that Levy either, doesn't know or just
pretends not to know that in the ‘Jews only democracy'
laws are racially orientated. The Law of Return, for
instance, favours Jews and Jews only. Levy should also
learn about the case of MK Azmi Bishara who had to run
for his life for suggesting that Israel be better
transformed into ‘state of its citizens' based on
But it actually goes much further; Levy's argument
is totally flawed and counterproductive to his Zionist
cause. It is actually democracies, rather than
dictatorships, that should be subject to humanitarian
boycotts; it is in democracies where people are
complicit in their government crimes. We must boycott
Israel because in the Jewish state every citizen is
culpable in the war crimes committed by the
democratically elected government. We must boycott
Israel because 94% of its Jewish population supported
the IDF's genocidal tactics during Operation Cast
Lead. We must boycott Israel because its State-terror
policies are a reflection of the public's true will as
proven in polls and democratic elections.
According to Levy, in a democracy the voters have
the power to sanction, modify, and reverse the
position of their government. It would be fabulous if
Levy could enlighten us and suggest how exactly the
Jews only Democracy is progressing towards an
acceptance of universal rights for all.
Like all Hasbara agents, Levy is outraged by the
attempt to de-legitimise Israel, yet, the philosopher
in him fails to tell us what is exactly so wrong in
de-legitimising a racially driven murderous
collective. I also wonder what is so unacceptable
about de-legitimising a state that was illegitimate to
Levy doesn't approve of the ‘one state'
enthusiasts. He far prefers to divide the land into
two states. Someone better remind the lame mind that
Israel is currently one state that is located between
the river and the sea. Those who support one state are
actually far from being radical. They have their feet
on the ground. They accept Israel being one state,
with one international dialling code, one electric
grid and one sewage system. However, the supporters of
one state also realise that one state Israel is
dominated by Jewish Talmudic racism that is far more
vicious than Nazi ideology. The one staters also
realise that by the time Jewish racist ideology will
be defeated this one state between the river and the
sea, will be Palestine.
Levy is furious with one state advocate Ali
Abunimah, co-founder of Electronic Intifada who
according to him "does not hesitate to compare Israel
to Nazi Germany." It would be slightly useful, if
‘philosopher' Levi would be kind enough to suggest to
us once and for all, what is so wrong about comparing
the Jews only State with the Aryan only State also
known as Nazi Germany.
Towards the end of his Huffington Post article,
Levy comes with something that could almost pass for
an argument. For Levy, the Western world should have
hoped to be "cured of its worst criminal past". It
would be helpful and productive if Levy and other
Zionists grasp that it's actually the West's
problematic past that shapes our criticism of the
Israeli murderous present. It is our troubled past
that makes us into enemies of racist Israel.
I was looking forward to read a Zionist ‘thinker'
advocating Israel. Levy obviously failed. However,
I'll admit, that like Levy, I also have reservations
regarding the BDS movement; for instance I believe
that if the demand to boycott Israeli academics is
valid, we should also boycott academics and
intellectuals who advocate Israeli policies and
Zionism worldwide, because Israel is racist to the
bone and racism must be opposed. If the BDS movement
is taking itself seriously, it should also move
forward and demand to boycott Levy, Alan Dershowitz,
David Hirsh and many others.
On one hand, a move like this would prove the BDS
movement's integrity. On the other hand, as an
advocate of freedom of speech, I actually want
Dershowitz, Hirsh and Levy to speak their minds. I
believe that together with Mark Regev, they are the
best promoters of Zionist tribal morbidity.