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The Kosher Trinity and Jewish Quantum Mechanics


A Talk Given By Gilad Atzmon @ The Albion Beatnik Book Shop, Oxford, UK

April 15, 2014

 
Einstein with tongue outGood evening book lovers and wisdom seekers.

As some of you have realised the title of this debate morphed slightly since I  initiated it. The discussion  was first titled ‘Anti-Semitism, A Myth or A Threat.’ We are now supposed to engage in a dialogue on ‘Racism, a Myth or a Threat.’

Ladies and gentleman, this shift in the title is, actually, more significant than it first appears. It is actually a manifestation of our confusion and fear of looking at Jewish identity, politics, culture and ideology.

There is no doubt amongst scholars that Jews, as a group, derive from multiple ethnic origins and are far from a homogenous race. There is no racial continuum between a Polish Jew and a Yemenite one. But it is also obvious that Jewish political culture, whether Zionist or ‘anti’ is ethno-centric and, to a large extent, racially driven.

Just like Israel, the Jews-only State, Israel’s Jewish opponents too often prefer to operate within Jews-only organisations such as ‘Jewish Voices For Peace,’ ‘ Jews for Justice,‘ etc’. In short, whether they are Zionist or ‘anti,’ Jews somehow prefer to operate in ethnically segregated racially oriented political cells.

The conclusion is obvious -though Jews are not a race, Jewish identity politics is racist to the core.

We can now rephrase the title of the debate slightly and ask whether Jewish racism is a myth or a threat. Let me tell you straight away, this won’t lead into an interesting discussion. Jewish racism is evident and it is certainly a threat.

Five million ethnically cleansed Palestinians can confirm that this is the case. Their brothers and sisters that stayed behind,  against all odds, can tell you about Israeli ethno- centrism and racially discriminatory laws. Even here, in the UK, my Palestinian friend, the poet, Naiad Izzat, was expelled from a Palestinian solidarity group by so- called good Jewish socialists just for saying what she thinks about Jewish culture and politics. So here is another embarrassing conclusion. Jewish racism is easily visible  as a threat but for some reason we cannot address it in the open.

I guess that by now we are ready to tackle the initial topic of this debate. Anti-Semitism, is it a myth or a threat?

Let us first make sure that we understand the terminology involved.

At a certain stage, largely at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, some elements within European intelligencia were fascinated by Darwinism and its political applications. It was then that opposition to Jewry adopted a racist rationale. Some political thinkers and movements were clearly opposed to Jews just for being Jews. Such opposition could be recognized as an essentialist tendency that is racially driven and is often tagged as anti-Semitism. However, I believe that this rationale had been defeated by the end of WWII.

As a leading commentator on Jewish identity, I am closely familiar with pretty much every critical text related to Jewish politics. I can confirm that I have never come across  contemporary opposition to Jewry that is blood or biologically related. I can’t point to any body of work or political call to oppose Jews for being Jews. But I have seen many texts that criticise Jewish racism, culture and politics.

You will have to ask yourself, maybe for the first time, is cultural criticism wrong? Is political criticism a crime? Should a certain kind of politics be free from criticism?  Elaborating on these questions may lead us to a better understanding of the  notion of Jewish power. Jewish power isn’t solely  the manifestation of the dominance of certain Jews within our political, cultural and financial landscape. Jewish power is primarily the capacity to stop us from discussing the true meaning of such Jewish dominance.

We  tend to believe that politics of any kind must be subject to thorough criticism. We don’t stop ourselves from criticising the BNP or David Cameron. We do not seem to hesitate before we criticize the Muslim Brotherhood, but try to comment on Ed or David Miliband’s support of Israel and the Zionist project.

Alternatively make an attempt to question what is the meaning of the Jewishness of the Jewish State. You will quickly face a wall of resistance, and may end up subject to a smear campaign by the so-called progressive Jews.  The truth is that Jewish power, i.e. the aggressive attempt to conceal the real meaning of Jewishness, is actually maintained by the Jewish Left.

The Kosher Trinity and the Jewish Quantum Mechanics

We will now try to grasp the mechanism by which this suppression of political criticism has taken place.

Due to emancipation, secularization and the rise of nationalism, European Jewry went through a radical transformation during the 19th century. By 1897, we saw the formation of two Jewish nationalist movements. One was Zionism – a promise to ‘civilize’ the diaspora Jew by means of resettlement in Zion (Palestine). The other was the Bund – a ‘socialist Jews only movement’ that demanded the rights of a nation for the Yiddish people in Eastern Europe.

Israeli historian Shlomo Sand argues that these two movements contributed towards the invention of  the ‘Jewish Nation.’ It was the invention of the Jewish nation that brought about a new kosher trinity – as opposed to theo-centric rabbinical Judaism,- modern Jewish secular identity is related to Race (a biological bond), Nationalism (a common narrative) and Religion (a fantasy of common beginnings and heritage referred to as Yiddishkeit ).

The kosher Trinity is  coherent and consistent, yet a sinister amalgam. Let’s, for instance, examine the Zionist call: as a race ‘the Jews are victims,’ as a Nation ‘they deserve a place under the sun’ and for their religion ‘this place must be Zion.’

Although many Jews operate politically, and in most cases aggressively as Jews, they somehow defy any criticism of themselves in the name of racism and religious intolerance.

When you criticize Israeli policy, the Zionist Jew will denounce you as a racist.  When you disapprove of the racist and supremacist tendency entangled with Judaism and the Talmud, the progressive Jew will accuse you of religious intolerance. But when you expect the cosmopolitan Jew to uphold his alleged universal commitment to humanity and to remove himself from his Jews- only progressive cell and join humanity for real, you are immediately blamed for being intolerant culturally, religiously and even a racist.

What we see here in practice is a new form of Jewish Quantum mechanics. The political Jew is everywhere and nowhere at once. The political Jew is a dynamic and coherent and yet, somehow blurred. You can never comprehend what it is or where to find it exactly, but you can be sure that it is somewhere within an imaginary tri-polar magnetic field that is formed by Jewish racism, aggressive nationalism and vague and versatile Jewish religious adherence. The Jewish political subject is bouncing endlessly between these three magnetic forces. It is never standing still, it is never found on once place -it moves, morphs and adapts

May I admit that  so-called anti Semites may skip the above physical metaphors and instead refers to the Jew as a chameleon. Interestingly enough, Woody Allen’s Zelig may as well be  a cinematic attempt to deal with this Jewish morphic condition.

Now, let’s face it. At least theoretically speaking there is nothing wrong with being racially oriented, we do not campaign against Blacks who celebrate their blackness.  Nationalism can be an uplifting feeling and religious rituals can purify the spirit. But, unfortunately, none of these positive potential characteristics can be ascribed to Jewish ID politics. Tragically, modern Jewish politics is always celebrated at the expense of someone else.

The Zionists plundered Palestine, the Neocon suffocates Arab land with uranium depleted shells in the name of morals, the good cosmopolitan Jew rushed to Spain to kill Catholics and burn their churches in the name of the ‘proletariat’.  As I speak to you tonight the Jewish lobby here in Britain, America and France is pushing for war against Syria and Iran.

I came here today to address the question of whether anti-Semitism is a myth or a thereat. My answer is simple. The opposition to Jewish power is neither a myth nor it is a threat. It is actually a primary humanist and a moral duty.

The Jewish State and its dedicated lobbies are threats to world peace. To oppose Jewish power and to understand its operational mode is an ethical imperative. And it can also save the Jews.

Jews are pretty gifted in bringing disasters upon themselves. Jewish history is a spectacular chain of horrid holocausts. And if there is something Jews fail to do, it is to look in the mirror and admit  some faults.  Instead of taking responsibility for their past and future, Jewish culture and politics can be understood as a successful attempt to blame others. It is somehow always the ‘anti Semitic Goy’ who is at fault.

Peculiarly enough early Zionism was a rare Jewish attempt to look in the mirror. A few Jewish intellectuals such as Herzl, Nordau and Jabotinsky looked in the mirror and were devastated  enough to admit that something was indeed problematic in the Jewish social condition. They diagnosed a Jewish cultural malaise but their remedy proved to be a complete failure.

Whether Jews can look in the mirror and self-reflect is an open question. However, criticism of Jewish power and culture is an ethical  must, it is a necessity. We owe it to ourselves, to our kids and to future generations. I guess that it would be also right to suggest that those who are tagged as anti-Semitic nowadays, are simply brutally honest people, often enough, of Jewish origin.

The Wandering Who? A Study Of Jewish Identity politics and Jewish Power in particular – available on Amazon.com  & Amazon.co.uk

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Gilad Atzmon

Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli-born British jazz saxophonist, novelist, political activist and writer.

Atzmon's album Exile was BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. Playing over 100 dates a year,[4] he has been called "surely the hardest-gigging man in British jazz." His albums, of which he has recorded nine to date, often explore the music of the Middle East and political themes. He has described himself as a "devoted political artist." He supports the Palestinian right of return and the one-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

His criticisms of Zionism, Jewish identity, and Judaism, as well as his controversial views on The Holocaust and Jewish history have led to allegations of antisemitism from both Zionists and anti-Zionists. A profile in The Guardian in 2009 which described Atzmon as "one of London's finest saxophonists" stated: "It is Atzmon's blunt anti-Zionism rather than his music that has given him an international profile, particularly in the Arab world, where his essays are widely read."

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23 Responses to "The Kosher Trinity and Jewish Quantum Mechanics"

  1. Gilad Atzmon  April 20, 2014 at 8:28 am

    This is the thing,,, you can’t destroy them but you can contain the power and the ideology ….

  2. LC  April 19, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Back to stone age & because electricity won’t function once nukes are deployed worldwide explained in this recent lecture-

    Islam, Russia, Crimea & The End Times By Sheikh Imran Hosein 23 March 2014

    ********www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dc34f91uQU

  3. LC  April 18, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Albert Einstein Quote –

    “I don’t know what kind of weapons will be used in the third world war, assuming there will be a third world war. But I can tell you what the fourth world war will be fought with — stone clubs.”

    ******www.quoteworld.org/quotes/4035

    The quantum mechanics of this was explained recently by a Malaysian scholar. I linked it on VT last week.
    The bottom line was that once a nuclear Armageddon happens on earth electricity will no longer work anywhere in the world for decades and life on earth will go back to the Stone Age!!!

  4. stephanaugust  April 18, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Gilad, I need your help (because Google is not my friend in this case).

    Do you know where in chosen culture one can find this gyroscope? Is it a gyroscope? What is the purpose?

    This supersized one is from the Jewish Children’s Museum.

    http://www.static.panoramio.com/photos/large/2985201.jpg

    (The writing could be some elements like fire, air, earth, or water, if I had to guess.)

    • stephanaugust  April 18, 2014 at 4:48 am

      What I found out is that it is a Chabad dreidel (with the Nun letter to the left, and Shin right). But is Shin not also the symbol for fire?

    • Gilad Atzmon  April 20, 2014 at 8:29 am

      I don’t know,, this link doesn’t work here ….

    • stephanaugust  April 20, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      The link showed a giant dreidel before the Jewish Children’s Museum.

      While a Google search for dreidel showed some interesting cultural results, searching for dreidel and kabbalah is freaky illuminating.

  5. DaveE  April 16, 2014 at 4:18 am

    Really, I think this question was settled long ago. Jews are NOT a race, period. Therefore, there’s no such thing as “racist” anti-Semitism, a double whammy, since Jews aren’t “Semites” in the first place or any other “race” for that matter.

    There are people who are opposed to the ideology and tenets of Judaism, like me, for example. But this has less than NOTHING to do with who yer mamma was.

    But the REAL question, once again is, Who Benefits by keeping this irrelevant question alive? Is there a certain group of people who want to keep this bogus question being discussed as if it was EVER relevant? Who might that group be?

    If I were going to start a demonic cult or a crime syndicate, the first thing I would do would be to try to pass myself off as a “religion” or a “race”, the only two things in life that you can’t criticize.

    Brilliant, if nothing else.

    • stephanaugust  April 16, 2014 at 11:47 am

      “Really, I think this question was settled long ago. Jews are NOT a race, period.”

      Unfortunately, the mass media is not interested in this question. Instead, out on MSM Avenue they love the opposite idea. See last week’s headlines that Eva Braun had Jewish roots, another attempt to sell the race.

    • Gilad Atzmon  April 16, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      to be precise Jews are not a race but Jewish ID politics is racist to the core!!!

    • stephanaugust  April 16, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      It would be interesting to see Israeli text books based on these politics. Maybe if someone posted the content of Israeli school books he would be hanged for treason.

      As for the Eva Braun headlines, Google found one Twitter reply full of wisdom.

      “… sorry but Eva Braun was not Jewish because her prehistoric ancestors were Ashkenazi decendents any more than I’m a Neanderthal!”

    • Gilad Atzmon  April 16, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      i agree,, race in that respect is for the Jews a fetish

  6. star messenger  April 16, 2014 at 3:25 am

    To anyone who thinks that they are a pure Jew, I challenge you to have a DNA test. If done, the Jew that claims racial purity will be sorely disappointed.

    To prove my point without doing a DNA test, all one would have to do is to read the “Old” Testament. In it you will find intermarriage with just about everyone mentioned in the OT. Even in Jesus’ day, the Jew of those days (Pharisee, Sadducee, Essene, or, the so-called Zealot), was a mixture of Greek, Macedonian, Egyptian,Hyksos, Sumerian, Samaritan, Phoenician, Ethiopian, Tyrian (Syrian), and of course Solomon with his 700 wives and 300 concubines added to the mix. Then came the Diaspora, with most of the Jews living in Judea being transported to Spain (the Ashkenazi) and the Sephartic to central and eastern Europe, and perhaps the mysterious Khazar added to the mix. And, don’t forget the Persians; who were very generous by allowing the Jews to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple.

    So, out of that mix I give you the Jew of today. And, the question still remains What is a Jew?

  7. Gilad Atzmon  April 16, 2014 at 1:44 am

    tx so much
    peace Gilad

  8. stephanaugust  April 16, 2014 at 12:34 am

    “The other was the Bund – a ‘socialist Jews only movement’ that demanded the rights of a nation for the Yiddish people in Eastern Europe.”

    In other words the Soviet Union became the largest Jewish nation with goy slaves in history. ;)

    • Gilad Atzmon  April 16, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      this is a fact and very relevant to the events in Ukraine and no one in mainstream media touches it…

  9. daquamarine  April 15, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    That was powerful, Gilad. You are a human voice in a mess than can be cleared up by open dialogue. If one can speak honestly, resentment and festering anger will dissipate.

    Both your commentary and music are a gift to us all.

    • ani  April 16, 2014 at 1:58 am

      There is an art to speaking honestly, daquamarine, and living.

      Truth is very, very painful.

      Brutal and not at all convenient to most.

      “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination”-John Lennon

      and look what happened to him.

      And the truth is that those who prey and exploit, deceive and dissociate, then like to “bury their mistakes”.

      Speaking truth actually brings upon oneself more pain and suffering, but that is the name of the game of Life.

    • Gilad Atzmon  April 16, 2014 at 2:03 am

      indeed… i find truth seeking a genuine cheerful and liberating engagement … i am addicted now..

    • wiggins  April 16, 2014 at 11:06 am

      It is a gift from the ineffable Gilad………..enjoy!

    • stephanaugust  April 16, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Here is an idea for a future book series, if you ever plan a picture book. The book market is hungry, empty, and waiting for it.

      “The Cultural Life of the (*)”

      (*) insert Orthodox, Ultra Orthodox, Frum, Modern Orthodox, Ultra Secular Orthodox, etc.

    • Gilad Atzmon  April 16, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      You are very kind … actually I don’t see myself as a victim,, i am having a lot of fun exposing J power and especially Jewish domination within the Left,,, Zionists destroyed Palestine. Frankfurt School was set to destroy the West and did very well on that front…

    • ani  April 17, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      from victim to victory
      the war on the banksters must be won by the peoples for once and for all.

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