The headline above is not an anti Semitic rant delivered by a militant Jew
hater. It was yesterday's headline in the ultra kosher Jewish Forward.
The Forward, once a Jewish socialist magazine, gave a spectacular
demonstration of Jewish insularity. The Magazine is troubled by the fact that
''Sanders has downplayed his Jewish heritage almost to the point of
renunciation.'' In his victory speech in the New Hampshire primary Sanders
said, ''I am the son of a Polish immigrant.'' According to the Forward, Sanders
did not identify as ''the son of a Jewish immigrant'' or, even more simply, as a
Jew. I guess that the Forward believes that Sanders can't just be an
assimilated American. They demand that he adhere to his Jewish roots and ‘his'
people. But why? Why are the Jews are so fearful of the American dream? Is not
being a socialist in America Jewish enough for the Jews at Forward?
In The Wandering Who I elaborated extensively on the notion of Pre Traumatic
Stress Disorder. I argued that while some people are truly tormented by a past
event, Jewish culture facilitates a unique mental condition in which the
Jewish subject is tormented by a phantasmic event set in the future. Jews are
indoctrinated to think at least one holocaust ahead. And The Jewish Forward
has provided exactly such a scenario.
''But as the nomination process continues, it is imperative that Sanders name
this background often — because you better believe the Republicans and the
conservative press will, if he gets the nomination.'' According to the Jewish
outlet, Bernie better identify as a Jew before the anti-Semitic Republican
Goyim decide to do it for him. They will be ''using oblique and coded language
in small-town newspapers, and using more direct language on conservative
radio, his opponents will call into question both his loyalty to America and
his fundamental Americanism.''
Hang on a minute, why shouldn't the American people question the loyalty of
any presidential candidate? The Jewish Forward predicts that Sanders' success
may call attention to some questions regarding Jewish loyalty to the empire.
Why would a Jewish outlet be concerned with such a question? Is it because
Rabbi Valerie Lieber, the author of the opinion piece, knows that Jewish
loyalty to America is a legitimate issue? Should we assume that the Rabbi
knows that AIPAC, the Jewish American Lobby that dominates American foreign
policy, is primarily loyal to Israel? Is the Rabbi concerned that many
American Jewish youngsters fly to Israel to join the IDF rather than
displaying their loyalty to the United States by joining the Marines and
fighting the wars inflicted on America by the Lobby?
The Forward is not going to wait for Sanders to make his Jewish background
into an issue. They call upon the tribe to do it for him. ''Rather than
passively hoping that Sanders takes control of the narrative, we should all be
speaking up about his Jewish heritage.'' They simply ask all''To Out Bernie
Sanders as a Jew.''
''In an ideal world,'' according to the Forward, ''Sanders's Jewish identity
wouldn't be an issue for his campaign one way or another. But we do not live
in an ideal world.'' Let me translate this Talmudic sophistry into English. In
an ‘ideal Goyim-less world' Sanders' Jewishness wouldn't be an issue. There
wouldn't be Goyim to challenge his Jewishness. But, unfortunately (unlike the
Palestinians), the Goyim are here to stay. However, Sanders is actually doing
pretty well in spite of being a Jew. In the real world American youngsters are
loving Sanders. In the real world, a person can be an American first. In the
real world Sanders may be nominated in spite of his Jewish origin. I guess
that the Forward knows little about the real world; all they know is that in
the Jewish tribal world the Jew is always primarily Jewish. They just can't
let Bernie be.
For the Forward socialist = Jewish. So whether or not Bernie thinks of himself
as a Jew, ''his Republican opponents will. Their surrogates won't stop at
painting him as a New York socialist; even if he leaves out the word ‘Jew,'
they will not.''
But here is a Talmudic question to the Forward rabbinical board. If ‘New York
Socialist'=Jewish why should Bernie Sanders declare himself Jewish twice?
In the crudest manner, the Rabbi ends his piece declaring: ''Let's begin to out
Sanders as a Jew now, so that if the country is not ready for a Jewish
president, he won't win the nomination.'' Obviously, American Jewish
institutions do not want a Jew at the helm for the same reason their British
brethren opposed Ed Miliband. The Jewish Lobby knows that it is much easier to
squeeze a Zionist global conflict out of a Goy than to get a single M16 from a