Professor Kevin MacDonald
The Culture Of Critique – An Evolutionary Analysis Of Jewish Involvement In Twentieth-Century Intellectual And Political Movements, 1998, 2002, ISBN: 0-7596-7222-9. 1st Books, USA. 448p.
Even with my limited knowledge of how technically the Internet works, I marvel at the wonders of this now not so new medium of communications and how important the Internet has become for the dissemination of ideas. The mentally challenged control freak, who to date has had control of the world’s information systems, often through money only and not through any personal effort or mental ability, will be in panic mode because any definitive control to set the agenda of what information will globally be disseminated, has rapidly slipping away.
Thanks to computer developments, book printing has now become a speed job, but from personal experience I know the limitation a spell-check has on accuracy. For one of my books we used an elderly gentleman, over eighty, who had been a proof-reader for our local The Advertiser newspaper. His method was simple: look at each word, line for line, page after page. That particular book was almost form-perfect because another person had also checked the text for grammatical errors. The book's form could therefore not be faulted - that's how the usual committee books are written – and thus the reader without any formal distractions is free to confront the book’s contents. In this context it must be stressed again that no physical object, no mental creation is ever perfect - only if our mental creations stay in our mind do they remain perfect. That is why it is absurd to give students perfect scores especially in language subjects because the creative process always lends itself to improvements in both content and form.
Still, the professional proof-reader is almost extinct and the computer spell-check is in. An obvious sign that a spell-check has been used is the mixing up of 'where' and 'were', something the spelling program, among other things, cannot yet distinguish. Unfortunately in Kevin MacDonald's trilogy a number of such errors would slightly irritate those readers who lack orthographic foundations.
There are many for whom spelling is a problem because schools abandoned the teaching of spelling during the late 1960s when the so-called liberal-left-wing educators deemed form and content as irrelevant, and what mattered was process thinking! Recently an email went around whose text was pure spelling chaos, and yet our mind made sense of the text. The remnants of the liberal minds that frowned on form and content balance would use that kind of psychological phenomenon, where our mind has the ability to make sense of such texts, and belittle those who still value and cherish the art of creating a near-perfectly written piece of prose – through hard work.
The resultant two generations of illiterates who are on the Internet feel pleased with such rationalizations, and instead of facing up to their deficiencies and remedying them, justify some more with a simple formula: "It doesn't matter! ", "No-one is perfect". Happily they continue in their mutated development and with abandon embrace text messaging via their mobile phones.
Such platitudes as the above comfort but do not solve the problem that cultural endeavours ought to be retained, or as Robert Faurisson would say, 'exactitude' is still needed if we wish to gain a deeper understanding of pressing human endeavours. In anything I do my personal aim has always been to balance the categories of form and content, thereby celebrating the actual act of creation. Yet, pursuing such an aim is not easy and inevitably there is a falling short of it. It is this knowledge of our own human fallibility that keeps me humble because I see my own limitations. I know – yes, I need not believe - that our knowledge about our own mind and that of our physical universe is forever growing. Whether any of the language innovations that throw accuracy to the wind is making contact with fundamental cultural structures from which new insights can be derived, or is a mere aberration and mutation of the faddism kind, only time will tell. I have as yet not developed my brain potential to the point where I hear voices, as is the case with some correspondents I know, who then are convinced that God speaks to them. Note, it is always God speaking to them, never with them!
MacDonald's intellectual impulses
It has been over three weeks since I completed a reading of Professor MacDonald’s second book, Separation and Its Discontents, and since then in world politics the US hurriedly exited two days earlier than announced from Iraq. This is significant because instead of 30 June it was 28 June for the pull-out, the day on which the highest US court announced that American law does extend to Guantanamo Bay and its hundreds of prisoners held there. Until that Supreme Court decision the prisoners all remained in a legal vacuum. Had the US administrator, Bremer, remained in Iraq until the official hand-over day of 30 June 2004, then he would have been held liable for any legal consequences that may flow from the expected court actions that will now begin as nations attempt to get their nationals released.
Revisionists, of course, know that a precedent for merely using different words to label enemy soldiers was created by the US under General Eisenhower in 1945 when the Rheinwiese held about two million German soldiers in just such a legal limbo who were then literally starved to death. Germany was an easy prey for this kind of legal rottenness-might-is-right stance, but the Iraqi situation will not be that easy to master, hence that speedy US exit.
The Iraq situation is highly relevant to MacDonald’s subject matter: Judaism. Israel is the only beneficiary in this conflict and the US is actually fighting a proxy war for Israel in the Middle East. Already it is common knowledge that the Israeli army is attempting to organize the Kurds into a national fighting force, something that does not please Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. But it would suit Israel to have a pale copy of itself in this region, a listening post for itself and the USA into the above-named countries. Then again, we have to be reminded that the Middle East and its various nations, except Iran, is a creation of European colonialism, and that such imposed nationalism had as its aim the breakdown of tribal allegiances. It soon became evident to the US that President Saddam Hussein did a reasonable job in uniting and keeping the entity together as a nation, and though ruling that area with force, there was political stability of sorts. I hate to hear of those individuals who have had to bear the brunt of US force, externally and internally, and I think of the 2 million mainly Afro-American individuals in US prisons who have little chance of re-habilitation because the law of the jungle is deliberately nurtured in such institutions, something that is not the case in civilized Europe.
Now that Saddam Hussein has been paraded before cameras in a court, the world media is cranking up the ultimate justification for such a trial. Not only is reference made to the Serbian leader, Slobodan Milosevic, but also to the daddy of them all, the International Nuremberg [Nürnberg] War Crimes Tribunal, where for the first time in human history such charges as ‘crimes against humanity’ were formulated. A US television series, Law and Order is picking up the ‘Holocaust’ theme where in one recent episode an old concentration camp guard was found guilty of a current murder because he had been a camp guard. The judge in that episode claimed he would not tolerate such ‘Holocaust’ denial in “my court!”. It appears some UD judges treat a law court as their personal domain when it fact it belongs to the people. This accelerating frenzy about anything ‘Nazi’ is sickening – and we know where it stems from, and we also know that it is the driving motor behind the proposed ‘new world order’. But because all this rests on the assumptions made at Nuremberg and about the alleged German gassing libel, the frenzy to demonize Germans will continue – until Germans will cry out: “Enough is enough!” Horst Mahler, Ernst Zündel, Germar Rudolf, Udo Walendy, Günter Deckert, Wolfgang Fröhlich, among others, are such Germans who have drawn that proverbial line in the sand by rejecting the gassing libel as a lie.
Currently Australia’s media is full of such German hatred references, something individuals inform me not because they have an interest in what I am doing but because they are noticing this barrage of German hatred filling the TV screens. Even expatriate Australian lawyer Geoffrey Robertson is brought out to fuel the fires of legal justification throughout the media that what the Allies did to Germany and its leaders at Nuremberg was justified. Note that none of the Germans were ever charged with torture, something that should surely hang George W Bush, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, et al.
There is now the thought floating about the China is eyeing the USA as a possible contender for the war crimes stigma when China challenges the US for world supremacy. The first step in this direction occurred last year when China rejected outright the US accusation that China was committing human rights abuse. This was followed by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in Los Angeles accusing the People’s Republic of Korea of having gassed some of its prisoners, something again scornfully rejected by the Koreans. The role played by Jewish agencies in US internal and external policy implementation is quite clear, as is the role of the Soros-sponsored various non-government organisations – NGOs.
In his trilogy Kevin MacDonald dispassionately illuminates and, more importantly, demystifies this somewhat shrouded Jewish connection. No wonder there are Jews upset over his exposure of their behaviour. For the Revisionist, however, a labelling of MacDonald as an ‘antisemite’ merely confirms how spot-on he is with his critical analysis. Labelling an opponent instead of using reason and understanding to refute the content of arguments, is a moral and intellectual failure of nerve, something that leads to moral and intellectual corruption. Why should any individual or group remain beyond criticism, when Jewish individuals and groups delight in throwing out their exaggerated ideas and criticism at those they deem their enemy? A critic must expect to be criticised. MacDonald expects to be criticised, and in fact absorbs such criticism, then rejects it with further critical analysis. Jewish individuals or groups claim to be above criticism, and anyone who turns the spotlight on them will be howled down for being ‘antisemitic’? What a childish game this has become. I delight in noting that Karl Popper also confounded his critics when he opened himself to their criticism, then refuted it with new arguments. Revisionists know how the proponents of the gas chamber libel refuse to debate with Revisionists, usually on some spurious grounds that state: “Would you debate with someone who claimed the earth was flat or the moon is made of cheese?” That’s how primitive Professor Deborah Lipstadt, et al, are in their intellectual approach to what Revisionists have to say.
I have received a few emails that dismiss MacDonald’s works as historically inaccurate. Needless to say some such voices are from Christian fundamentalists who still worship the Jews as some special human entity, and of whom nothing critical may be voiced. Their source is the literal interpretation of the various ‘holy’ texts that make up the Bible. Or, there are also individuals who claim to be the real Semites and that Biblical prophecy is for the Europeans, for the white race!
What makes MacDonald’s critical analysis universal is that everything he says about Jewish behaviour can also be applied to any other group. In fact, he points out that the Jews will critically analyse behaviour of the non-Jew, but then will fail critically to self-reflect on their own behaviour, and instead quickly develop the us-them divide so as to deflect from any kind of critical analysis from a non-Jewish source. Such a view is unbalanced, and Jews who has attained a level of emotional and intellectual maturity will see MacDonald’s work not as a threat to their very existence, but rather as a liberation – as is any work that springs from a sincere mind not obsessed with control-freakery, moral particularism, hyper-ethnocentrism and hyper-xenophobia.
The critical question is therefore, how much of this so-called ‘antisemitism’ is self-created by overt and covert Jewish behaviour – that eternal action-reaction problem which does away with one side claiming to be a victim of the other side’s aggression? During my appearances before Australia’s Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, and before the Federal Court, I saw commissioners and judges lose their moral and intellectual integrity because they refused to consider the matter before them in a balanced way. But then again, the law is written in such a way that all they needed to consider was if my work in all likelihood would offend someone. Of course it would, especially the deceivers and the self-deceivers in whose interest it is to keep the historical gas chamber lie-libel going. Interestingly, MacDonald claims that Noam Chomsky has matured through his Jewish being and has become universal in his appreciation of what ails our world, in particular what is wrong with the current USA.
Another matter related to MacDonald’s timely work is the fact that next year, 2005, the 60-year World War Two Allies occupation of Germany will end. Horst Mahler and his group is the only one in Germany that is openly pushing hard to have the view-point - about a re-activation of the German Reich - heard. Unfortunately the blanket-censorship of the Berlin Mahler case – and soon another in Stuttgart - is staggering, no doubt because legally it is so significant. He is challenging the homicidal gas chamber libel with all his intellectual might, and by doing that he is challenging the legal foundations of the State of Israel. It is these forces surrounding and supporting Israel that Professor Kevin MacDonald brilliantly illuminates in this final of his trilogy, The Culture of Critique.
The Culture of Critique
MacDonald’s Preface to the First Paperback Edition states the problem he faces in this final book:
“The thesis of the book is a difficult one – difficult not only because it is difficult to establish but also because it challenges many fundamental assumptions about our contemporary intellectual and political existence.” P. v.
He claims that during the 20th century Jewish intellectuals advanced their own causes at the expense of Western societies’ interests because Jews wished to neutralize anti-Semitism. He tabulates the cultural difference that he thinks exists between Jews and Europeans, something that ought to please the Jews because of their eternal cravings to be different from the rest of humanity – the legacy of ‘the chosen people’ mythology.
The following table contrasts the marked differences that exist between European and Jewish cultural characteristics:
European Cultural Origins Jewish Cultural Origins
Evolutionary History Northern Hunter-Gatherers Middle-Old World Pastoralists
Kinship System Bilateral: Weakly Patricentric Unilineal: Strongly Patricentric
Family System Simple Household Extended Family: Joint Households
Marriage Practices Exogamous Endogamous, Consanguineous,
Marriage Psychology Companionate: Based on Utilitarian: Based on Family
Mutual Consent and Strategizing and Control of
Affection Kinship Group
Position of Woman Relatively High Relatively Low
Social Structure Individualistic; Collectivistic;
Democratic; Charismatic Leaders;
Ethnocentrism Relatively Low Relatively High; “Hyper-ethnocentrism”
Xenophobia Relatively Low Relatively High; “Hyper-xenophobia”
Socialization Stresses Independence, Stresses Ingroup Identification,
Self-Reliance Obligations to Kinship Group
Intellectual Stance Reason; Dogmatism; Submission to
Science Ingroup Authority and Charismatic
Moral Stance Moral Universalism; Moral Particularism;
Morality Is Independent Ingroup/Outgroup Morality;
of Group Affiliation “Good is what is good for the Jews”
It is such tabulation that cuts through lots of material and graphically illustrates MacDonald’s concerns, p. xxxi. This kind of representation is what ‘exactitude’, or the German word ‘Gründlichkeit’, is all about. I personally would go one step further and claim that Christianity and Islam also belong to the Jewish group mentality, though Christianity was massively modified as European peoples had this religion forced on them upon pain of death. It was then no difficult task for the Jews to ride on the back of Christianity, something the Moslems are now also doing. Hence, if Jews make Europe their home, then in order to balance the forces, Islam should also be there. I am aware of the fact that there are impulses that would like to rid Europe of all three religions because they are regarded as foreign mental constructs for Europeans. I can empathize with such thinking, though am aware of what massive problems would arise were one to cleanse Europe of these mental constructs.
MacDonald’s first book, A People That Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy, offers a clear theoretical framework with which objectively to illuminate the subject matter: Judaism. Although there are academics who claim that objective knowledge does not exist anymore, need to admit that independently of their own state of consciousness the world continues to exist, i.e. there is a universal physical reality independent of our own particular consciousness. It is MacDonald’s claim that his theoretical approach can be verified or falsified by anyone using such objective scientific approach. Theoreticians who reject such on subjectivist grounds need to be reminded that scientific laws may be scoffed at and belittled, but they do exist. Any advanced human endeavour, such as bridge-building, space engineering, etc. cannot be done without a rigorous mathematical framework. MacDonald’s contention is that evolutionary processes do exist, something those hung up on some ‘sacred texts’ as the authoritative voice that explains our very human existence vehemently refuse to accept. Such individuals are ensnared and held prisoners of the metal construct, the theory on which any ‘sacred text’ rests! It remains an unscientific subjectivity, a belief!
The second book, Separation and Its Discontents: Toward and Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism, historically contextualizes the subject matter, from the early beginnings in the Middle East-Palestine until the present in the dominant parts of the Western world. Some critics claim MacDonald’s historical narrative is flawed because his understanding of Judaism is not in accord with historical facts as presented by Biblical-Talmudic-encyclopedic scholars. This arises out of MacDonald treating Judaism as a group with an evolutionary strategy, a mental framework that can accommodate various anomalies that arise out of a definition of Judaism. In fact, MacDonald clearly accounts for the diversified groups that all claim to be Jewish, yet do not appear to be a cohesive group as such. He regards such phenomenon as arising out of Judaism’s evolutionary consciousness, out of its need to deceive and self-deceive, among other things, so as to overcome anti-Semitism and retain separatism. Even the converts play their role in ultimately supporting the inner core of Judaism where separatism is embraced as a strategy, while at the same time wailing ‘discrimination’ and ‘antisemitism’ to those who are puzzled by this somewhat strange form of behaviour. The latest ‘victim’ of this double dealing has been Madonna who, upon giving away free concert tickets to her newly acquired Kabbalah devotees, found that instead of attending her concert, some recipients of her generosity were selling the tickets on the Internet.
Even the head of the Kabbalah Center in Boston, Abner Madag, did not lag behind. His web ad read: "Madonna VIP tickets, best seats in the house. If you have been wanting to see this show, then this is the way. Enjoy the show with the best seats in the house."
Likewise with film maker Michael Moore who some critics think his film Fahrenheit 9 11 has done a splendid job in linking the US president to the Saudi family, but failing miserably in stating the relationship that exists between Israel and the US. Moore’s film is thus a mere diversion from the real problem: Israel.
Kevin MacDonald’s final book sets out to illuminate in detail the conceptual framework contained within the above table, then apply the concepts therein to a consideration of 20th century history of ideas, in particular what role the Jews had in shaping 20th century intellectual and political movements.
He shows that there is a clear divide between the European individualist culture and the Jewish collectivist culture:
“The individualist family was able to pursue its interests freed from the obligations and constraints of extended kinship relationships and free of the suffocating collectivism of the social structures typical of so much of the rest of the world. Monogamous marriage based on individual consent and conjugal affection quickly replaced marriage based on kinship and family strategizing … This suggests the fascinating possibility that the key for a group intending to turn Europeans against themselves is to trigger their strong tendency toward altruistic punishment by convincing them of the evil of their own people … the best strategy for a collectivist group like the Jews for destroying Europeans therefore is to convince the Europeans of their own moral bankruptcy …this is exactly what the Jewish intellectual movements have done … They have presented Judaism as morally superior to European civilization and European civilization as morally bankrupt and the proper target of altruistic punishment … once Europeans are convinced of their own moral depravity, they will destroy their own people in a fit of altruistic punishment … thus the intense effort among Jewish intellectuals to continue the ideology of the moral superiority of Judaism and its role as undeserving historical victim while at the same time continuing the onslaught on the moral legitimacy of the West. Individualist societies are therefore an ideal environment for Judaism as a highly collectivist, group-oriented strategy … Jews benefit from open, individualistic societies in which barriers to upward mobility are removed, in which people are viewed as individuals rather than as members of groups, in which intellectual discourse is not prescribed by institutions like the Catholic Church … in which mechanisms of altruistic punishment may be exploited to divide the European majority. This is also why … Middle Eastern societies were much more efficient than Western individualistic societies at keeping Jews in a powerless position where they did not pose a competitive threat.” P. xxvii-xxix.
The above rather long extract makes it so obvious how the US and its coalition of the willing have been used by Jewish interests for this self-destructive self-fulfilling prophecy. As MacDonald states about Charles Lindbergh’s opposition to the USA entering World War Two because the Jews pushed for such an involvement:
“America had entered into an era when it had become morally unacceptable to discuss Jewish interests at all. We are still in that era.” P. xv.
Contrary to MacDonald’s use of the word, I still claim that ‘antisemite’ is a stupid and inaccurate term that does not help us contextualize anti-Jewish behaviour. Since the Iraq invasion more individuals know that the neo-cons around President George W Bush are Jews, or as our ABC Four Corners television program avoided the term ‘Jew’ and labeled the group as made up of “immigrants from eastern Europe”. Others scoff at the term and state that an antisemite is anyone the Jews hate, or “I am not an antisemite because I don’t hate the Arabs”. The US-published Webster Dictionary has now expanded the term’s meaning to cover anyone who criticizes Israel for its extermination policies towards the Palestinians. ‘Antisemite’ is, of course still used by Jews against anyone who questions Jewish moral and intellectual integrity, something they take upon themselves to do to non-Jews. MacDonald footnotes how Pat Buchanan wrote a 1990 column against the US entering the Iraq war, referring to Israel’s “Amen Corner”. Ten years later Buchanan had been marginalized within the Republican Party, and as the Reform Party candidate for the presidency failed miserably. Jewish character assassination had preceded his run for office by the likes of Alan Dershowitz: ‘Let there be no mistake about it. Pat Buchanan is a classic anti-Semite with fascist leanings who hates Israel and loves Nazi war criminals.’ Such smear tactics, coming from a feverish mind, sends a signal to anyone who dares state in the media anything to do with Jewish interests. Then again, my by now weary comment still seems apt: If only the fear of the Jews were challenged by the majority, it would disappear as a gigantic bluff. So, don’t blame the Jews, but blame those that bend to their pressure, something I recently reiterated when our April 2004 Sacramento Revisionist Conference venue was cancelled a few days before it was due to start. That we are coming closer to a challenging of Jewish power is evident by their feverish and desperate attempts to put in place world-wide antisemitic laws that would serve to protect only Jewish interests. It’s a clever trick and unless the majority wakes up it will come to pass and what MacDonald alludes to above will happen. Yet I see a bright future in this darkness looming large before us. History teaches us that Jews will eventually as they have always done overreach and just take things too far – over the edge. This will then lead to another expulsion of the Jews, as is their lot and well recorded in the history of the world.
This contradiction within Jewish thinking that on the one hand claims, for example, multiculturalism in European countries, but demands monoculturalism in Israel, gives rise to legitimate criticism of Jewish thinking. MacDonald cites another example when in 1999 Germany changed its immigration laws, the US-based Anti Defamation League in its May 28, 1999 press release stated:
“The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today lauded the passage of sweeping changes in Germany’s immigration law saying the easing of the nation’s once rigorous naturalization requirements ‘will provide a climate for diversity and acceptance. It is encouraging to see pluralism taking root in a society that, despite its strong democracy, had for decades maintained an unyielding policy of citizenship by blood or descent only,’ said Abraham Foxman, ADL National Director. ‘The easing of immigration requirements is especially significant in light of Germany’s history of the Holocaust and persecution of Jews and other minority groups. The new law will provide a climate for diversity and acceptance in a nation with an onerous legacy of xenophobia, where the concept of ‘us versus them’ will be replaced by a principle of citizenship for all.’ “ P. xxxv.
“There is no mention of analogous laws in place in Israel restricting immigration to Jews and the long-standing policy of rejecting the possibility of repatriation for Palestinian refugees wishing to return to Israel or the occupied territories. The prospective change in the “us versus them” attitude alleged to be characteristic of Germany is applauded, while the “us versus them” attitude characteristic of Israel and Jewish culture throughout history is unmentioned … Nevertheless, Jewish organizations continue to be strong proponents of multi-ethnic immigration to the United States. This pervasive double standard was noticed by writer Vincent Sheean in his observations of Zionists in Palestine in 1930: ‘how idealism goes hand in hand with the most terrific cynicism; … how they are Fascists in their own affairs, with regard to Palestine, and internationalists in everything else’… My view is that Judaism must be conceived primarily as an ethnic rather than a religious group.”P. xxxv.
Jewish Involvement in Communism and the Radical Left, is a heading in the Preface to the 2002 paperback edition of CofC. The 1998 hard-cover edition did not have the benefit of MacDonald reading the 1999 published The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression, and so
“I didn’t emphasiz enough the truly horrific nature of the Soviet Regime, not did I place sufficient emphasis on the consequences of Jewish involvement in the rise and maintenance of Communism.” P. xxxvii.
Are you listening, Olga?
Mrs Olga Scully is a Tasmanian who has received a gag-order from the Federal Court of Australia for maintaining that her former homeland was hijacked by Jewish Bolsheviks who then systematically began to exterminate native Russians. She will be found in contempt of court if she dares state that there was Jewish involvement in the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. MacDonald even goes further and states that well after World War Two the Jews still formed an elite group in the Soviet Union, and that many non-Russians made up the Soviet Government, thereby eliminating “any group allegiance to or identification with their people”.
In Australia during the late 1980s there began a trend whereby local communities were ripped apart through a re-zoning of shires and municipalities. The rationale was naturally based on a cost-benefit factor, but it enabled ‘foreign’ administrators to slip into the local community structures.
MacDonald cites German historian Ernst Nolte who claims the Jewish-Bolshevik murder of Russians was “the most radical form of Jewish genocide ever known”, and MacDonald continues:
“As early as 1918 a prominent Jewish Bolshevik, Grigory Zinoviev, spoke publicly about the need to eliminate ten million Russians―an underestimate by half, as it turned out. Seizing upon this background, Hitler wrote:
‘Now begins the last great revolution. By wrestling political power for himself, the Jew casts off the few remaining shreds of disguise he still wears. The democratic plebeian Jew turns into the blood Jew and the tyrant of peoples. In a few years he will try to exterminate the national pillars of intelligence and, by robbing the peoples of their natural spiritual leadership, will make them ripe for the slavish lot of a permanent subjugation. The most terrible example of this is Russia’. “ P. xlvi.
The victory over National Socialism is regarded by MacDonald as setting the stage for a
“tremendous increase in Jewish power… facilitated the establishment of Israel, the transformation of the United States and other Western nations in the direction of multi-racial, multi-cultural societies via large-scale non-white immigration, and the consequent decline in European demographic and cultural pre-eminence. The critical details of these and other consequences of Jewish rise to international elite status and power are described in CofC.” P. xlvii.
From The Culture Of Critique To The Culture Of The Holocaust ― so says MacDonald, is the trend in Western societies where traditional European cultural form has been replaced by the Holocaust that elevates Jewish experiences of suffering during World War Two
“to the level of the pivotal historico-cultural icon … While Jews are portrayed as the quintessential victim in Holocaust iconography, the vast majority of non-Jews are portrayed as potential or actual anti-Semites. ‘Righteous Gentiles’ are acknowledged, but the criteria is strict … must display ‘self-sacrificing heroism of the highest and rarest order’. .. consciousness of the Holocaust … has become institutionalized as an American cultural icon. Besides the many Holocaust memorial museums that dot the country and the mushrooming of mandated courses about the Holocaust in public schools, a growing number of colleges and universities now have endowed chairs in Holocaust Studies.” P. xlix.
MacDonald then cites the decline in German intellectual life where Jewish intellectuals are discussed but rarely any German intellectuals, and Jewish writers are above criticism, and
“In the US, German scholars are constrained to teach only the works of Germans of Jewish background, their courses dwelling on persecution, and genocide. … not too far fetched to suppose that German culture as the culture of Germans has disappeared entirely, replaced by the culture of the Holocaust. The Holocaust has not only become a quasi-religion capable of eradicating the remnants of German culture, Jews have become sanctified as a people.” P. l-li.
MacDonald draws upon both Peter Novik’s The Holocaust in American Life, and on Norman Finkelstein’s The Holocaust Industry, for detailed examples to illustrate his points. One telling example comes from Finkelstein:
“In a poignant allusion to the pervasive double standard of contemporary Jewish ethical attitudes (and reflecting a similar ethical double standard that pervades Jewish religious writing throughout history), Finkelstein describes a January 2000 Holocaust education conference attended by representatives of 50 countries, including Prime Minister Ehud Barak of Israel. The conference declared that the international community has a ‘solemn responsibility’ to oppose genocide, ethnic cleansing, racism, and xenophobia. A reporter afterward asked Barak about the Palestinian refugees. “On principle, Barak replied, he was against even one refugee coming to Israel: ‘We cannot accept moral, legal, or other responsibility for refugees’ “. “ P. li-lii.
Jews And Their Media: Shaping “Ways Of Seeing”
When the CofC was first published in 1998, MacDonald focused on the areas of power where Jews lashed out at European domination:
1. The academic world of information in the social sciences and humanities;
2. The political world where public policy on immigration and other ethnic issues are decided;
3. The Mass media. As he did not treat this topic in any depth, he takes the opportunity to do just that in this preface.
I like the way his formulation reminds me of the legal jargon used to justify Australia’s Human Rights legislation, something that was authored or at least directly influenced by Jewish individuals. The key word in the Australian legislation that extends protection to Jewish interests is labeling Jews as an ‘ethnic group’, and then making it an offence to libel someone of an ‘identifiable group’. That I failed in my quest to have my complaint heard on grounds of being offended as an Australian of German origin, indicated to me how the legislation was designed purely for the legal protection of the Jews. Even Muslims have had a difficult time in having their grievances heard in court.
The large media companies that program American minds are Jewish controlled. These Jewish individuals and their companies almost slip out of anyone’s critical grasp because the charge of antisemitism awaits those who dare point out the physical facts that control rests with Jewish individuals, i.e Jewish ethnic activists. Most media outlets push cultural pluralism as opposed to “homogeneous Christian culture made up mainly of white non-Jews”. P.lvii.
It does not then surprise that with such a media concentration the addition of Hollywood entering the propaganda war creates a massive power block that pushes to this day matters ‘Holocaust’, in the form of films such as Holocaust, 1987, and Schindler’s List, 1993. The education sector was also hijacked to serve the ‘Holocaust’ industry.
In most films the Jewish theme runs along the lines that Jews are noble individuals who care about the world, and often save the world, e.g. Independence Day and Ordinary People. Anyone not Jewish is usually depicted as a racist, an antisemite, etc., and this is the obvious ingroup-outgroup pattern so important for Jewish identity. I have regularly referred to this in my court submissions, i.e. I do not need the Jews in order to do my work or to gain my self-identity, but the Jews need me in order to negatively stereotype me, thereby giving themselves an identity, usually always as a victim of some kind of conspiracy. It’s all very sad to see that the Jewish personal identity is derived through a negative.
MacDonald mentions most of the well known Jewish columnists who have access to all major media outlets. The divide is whether a columnist supports Israel against the Palestinians, and the result of this divide is obviously in favour of Israel. Anyone who does not follow this line will be quickly labeled an antisemite and dismissed, as occurred to Joe Sobran.
Jewish Organizations And Censorship Of The Internet
With an escalation of ethnic conflict there is a move to “prop up the ideology of multiculturalism … with the erection of police state controls on nonconforming thought and behavior”, p. lxiii, and the shift from the ‘culture of critique’ to the ‘culture of the Holocaust’, to outright Jewish determination to exercise thought control by “censoring thought crimes”.
The usual suspect Jewish organisations are listed, such as the ADL and the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, which began listing so-called Internet hate-sites around 1994, then pressured the servers to eliminate such listed websites.
MacDonald suggests that even if servers bend to Jewish poressure censored websites then they can adapt by becoming their own server providers, they will be swamped by the main Internet participants and relegated to a preaching to the converted.
The Question Of Bias
A rather frank MacDonald confesses:
“I did not have a general animus for organized Jewry when I got into this project. I was a sort of ex-radical turned moderate Republican fan of George Will. Before even looking at Judaism I applied the same evolutionary perspective to the ancient Spartans and then to the imposition of monogamy by the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages. There are quite a few statements in my book that attempt to soften the tone and deflect charges of anti-Jewish bias. … People often say after reading the first book that they think I really admire Jews, but they are unlikely to say that about the last two and especially about CofC. … I look exclusively at the 20th century in the West … but whatever one might think are the unique and irreplaceable Jewish contributions to the post-Enlightenment world, it is naïve to suppose they were intended for the purpose of benefiting humanity solely or even primarily. … I am hard pressed to think of any area of modern Western government and social organization (certainly) and business, science, and technology (very probably) that would not have developed without Jewish input, although in some cases perhaps not quite as quickly. In general, positive impacts of Jews have been quantitative rather than qualitative. They have accelerated some developments, for example in finance and some areas of science, rather than made them possible.” P. lxvi-lxvii.
Such self-reflections are honest and refreshing, and also poignant because the final sentence above illustrates the effect of MacDonald’s argument concerning Jewish activity. But he sharpens the above formulation that will not be looked upon kindly by the leading lights of Judaism:
“On the other hand, I am persuaded that Jews have also had dome important negative influences. I am morally certain that Jewish involvement in the radical left in the early to middle part of the last century was a necessary (but not sufficient) condition for many of the horrific events in the Soviet Union and elsewhere. (About this, of course, one can disagree. I am simply saying that I find the evidence compelling.) But the main point is that I came to see Jewish groups as competitors with the European majority of the U.S., as powerful facilitators of the enormous changes that have been unleashed in this country, particularly via the successful advocacy of massive non-European immigration into the U.S. I found that I was being transformed in this process from a semi-conservative academic who had little or no identification with his own people into an ethnically conscious person – exactly as predicted by the theory of social identity processes that forms the basis of my theory of anti-Semitism… my attitudes about Jewish issues marked a cumulative, gradual change from a very different world view”. P. lxvii-lxviii.
I must resist the temptation to quote more from MacDonald’s book, but as is evident from the above passage, it is a pleasure to read someone’s works where self-deception has no home, where there is no hiding one’s innermost thoughts that for some has become an art form because one’s motives are base and inhuman.
MacDonald is thus able to demystify the deception and self-deception of Judaism that through its massive ‘advertising campaign’ – as Lady Michele Renouf termed Judaism - has so befuddled millions of individuals who then, instead of beginning critically to think about Judaism, will merely revert to the infantile method of labeling one’s opponent as ‘antisemite’, among other words, in an arsenal of verbiage that requires no mental effort.
MacDonald, of course, does not remain a mere talker who is in the business where talk is cheap. His tomes well justify his held beliefs and opinions, and anyone critical of his view-point will have to grapple with MacDonald’s in-depth scholarship. It will not be easy to refute MacDonald’s objective conclusions about Judaism.
MacDonald considers “the 20th century as a Jewish century” because in all aspects of life Jews and Jewish organisations were involved, and considering their 19th century plight, such meteoric rise is phenomenal. Not surprisingly, opponents of Judaism will ruthless be eliminated from intellectual and political discourse, something Revisionists have experienced these past 35 years. Even Western culture has become Judaized, especially in Germany where Jewish German writers are unjustifiably idolized and the
“present Judaized cultural imperium in the West is maintained by a pervasive thought control propagated by the mass media extending to self-censorship by academics, politicians, and others well aware of the dire personal and professional consequences of crossing the boundaries of acceptable thought and speech about Jews and Jewish issues. It is maintained by zealously promulgated, self-serving, and essentially false theories of the nature and history of Judaism and the nature and causes of anti-Semitism.” P. lxix.
It could not be stated more explicitly that Jewish groups use any means to eliminate their opponents. I thus don’t know how relevant my now somewhat worn dictum is in such a Jewish hothouse of hate: “Don’t blame the Jews, blame those that bend to their pressure!”
MacDonald points out that wherever Jews have moved into established societies, they have always had an effect that stems directly from two qualities that
“are central to Judaism as a group evolutionary strategy: High intelligence (including the usefulness of intelligence in attaining wealth) and the ability to cooperate in highly organized, cohesive groups. This has led repeatedly to Jews becoming an elite and powerful group in societies where they reside in sufficient numbers ― as much as in the 20th-century United States and the Soviet Union as in 15th –century Spain or Alexandria in the ancient world…My perception is that the Jewish community in the U.S. is moving aggressively ahead, ignoring the huge disruptions Jewish organizations have caused in the West (now mainly via successful advocacy of massive non-European immigration) and in the Islamic world (via the treatment of Palestinians my Israel).” P. lxx.
No wonder the Western education systems propagated dumbing-down strategies for non-Jews, something I illustrate in my book, The Boston-Curry Party. Australia’s education system, primary, secondary and tertiary is Jewish-controlled and the ‘Holocaust as an ideology reigns supreme! It has well progressed to the point where one local country library will not accept any of my books, not to mention Germar Rudolf’s The Rudolf Report. The whole education system is saturated with Holocaust propaganda, and the gas chamber libel is flourishing, something Australians of German origin merely accept with much guilt-tripping teeth-gnashing and mia culpas. They don’t want to create a stir – because we all know it happened! MacDonald predicts that even the 9-11-01 tragedy will not bring about a change in the political culture of the U.S. as regards the Palestinian problem.
So much for the Preface, and now it is time for you to get the book and plough through the various chapters that will enable any reader effectively to develop a perspective on Judaism where hatred of Jews, where envy of Jews, where fear of Jews, does not exist anymore. The tremendous amount of scholarship that MacDonald’s book contains is accessible to any reasonably literate individual. Do not be put off by the size of the book; from Chapter 1 to the 44-page Bibliography it is 333pages, followed by a 42-page Index, and a 44-page unnumbered Endnotes section of 181 notes.
I am not going to continue this review of MacDonald’s book because it is time for others to get into the nitty-gritty things and propagate MacDonald’s monumental work. The following chapter headings clearly indicate that MacDonald’s study of 20th century Judaism is exhaustive. It is not possible cheaply to dismiss his work as some kind of propaganda against Judaism because his argument is clearly stated in each of his books. Following on in the 19th century German tradition Kevin MacDonald’s scientific appraisal of Judaism currently has no equal.
Chapter 1: Jews and the Radical Critique of Gentile Culture: Introduction and Theory
Chapter 2: The Boasian School of Anthropology and the Decline of Darwinianism in the Social Sciences
Chapter 3: Jews and the Left
Chapter 4: Jewish Involvement in the Psychoanalytic Movement
Chapter 5: The Frankfurt School of Social Research and the Pathologization of Gentile Group Allegiances
Chapter 6: The Jewish Criticism of Gentile Culture: A Reprise
Chapter 7: Jewish Involvement in Shaping U.S. Immigration Policy
Chapter 8: Conclusion: Whither Judaism and the West?
It is fitting that I conclude this partial overview of Professor MacDonald’s book by quoting its final paragraph of Chapter 8 wherein the academic/scientific universality of MacDonald’s approach is stated in somewhat prophetic terms.
“This book is the final volume in the series on Judaism as a group evolutionary strategy. A future comparative book, tentatively titled Diaspora Peoples, extends the focus to groups other than Jews and European peoples – the Romany, Assyrians, overseas Chinese, Parsis, and Sikhs, among others. It will test the extent to which the concepts and analyses employed in this series expand our understanding of group interaction, cooperation and competition, and therefore human evolution in general.” P. 333.
Revisionists will be watching with interest for this book. After all, a scientific theory must have predictive power, and it must rest within some objective theoretical framework out of which it has emerged as a predictive tool. There is no room for superstition in this enterprise that is largely one of reason and understanding objectified. There is also no room for fear or intimidation, though attempts at activating such factors will inevitably be made by those who oppose others gaining objective knowledge of their behaviour that is shrouded in secrecy, deception and self-deception, the antithesis to the scientific method.
Otherwise, we face the problems that, for example, the AIDS lobby and the ‘Holocaust’ lobby have in maintaining the truth-content of their various theories: In both instances there has never been an objective peer-group evaluation of the HIV-AIDS hypothesis, nor of the ‘Holocaust’-gassing libel. Assertions were publicly proclaimed, then legally re-enforced in cases where the basic hypothesis was never tested.
For example, a few years ago there was a significant AIDS court case in Sydney where an elderly medical practitioner was accused of having spread HIV to five women, ranging in age from 8 to eighty+. The age-range is important for the AIDS lobby so that the actual critical sexual behaviour question becomes irrelevant to any issue surrounding AIDS. It is ever so simple to blame a virus, HIV, for causing something that most informed individuals claim is caused by an overt sexual act, namely that of anal intercourse whereby the male semen enters the human body and in time destroys the immune system. This occurs more rapidly if the immune system also has to cope with excessive drug use, which in turn leads to a dietary problem. The human body is a marvelous self-fixing unit, but even it can take only so much, and when abuse is heaped upon abuse, as is the hedonist’s-consumer’s way, then it is inevitable that the immune system gives up defending a brain that has gone mad with consumption desire.
Upon my enquiring as to the value of running before the court the Dissident AIDS argument that claims HIV does not exist, the legal practitioner handling the case advised me that she saw such of little value. Why not? Because that issue would not be raised, and only the issue of whether the doctor had used unsterilized instruments while treating the five patients would be an issue, and there were witnesses that could support the view that indeed unsterilized instruments had been used. And so the verdict of guilty of having used unsterilized instruments would then be used by the AIDS lobby to prove that the HIV= AIDS hypothesis is a proven matter!
This kind of legal nonsense reminded me so much of ‘Holocaust’ matters appearing in court and how fundamental issues, e.g. the murder weapon, is never addressed, but resolved by the judge taking judicial notice of the matter, that what someone said years ago stands above a forensic, a physical proofing of the issue.
Legal precedent cases and vociferous lobby groups keep the lid on any objective testing of what is claimed to be irrefutable evidence of whatever is declared sacred and beyond debate. There are individuals whose sole job it is to dis-inform so as to hide the truth from an enquiring public. The 9-11 tragedy is such an example where a monumental scam has as yet not come undone, but dissident voices are fearlessly knocking on the censors’ doors.
Still, again there are precedent cased that teach dissenters to be careful about continuing their enterprise. Any dissenting voice is hit with the full force of the law, and I am here thinking of Ernst Zündel who has now spent over 18 months in a Canadian prison, all because he refuses to believe in the ‘Holocaust’ mythology.
Now, thanks to Professor Kevin MacDonald, anyone who still cannot see the crucial relevance of Revisionism and its take on the ‘Holocaust’ mythology is advised to read his three books. Therein the evolutionary group strategy of Judaism clarifies the role the ‘Holocaust’ plays within Judaism’s current battle for world supremacy.
Somewhere there is madness and time is again out of joint, and individuals are helped to understand this madness if they realize they are dealing with a ruthless phenomenon called Judaism, a psycho-pathological phenomenon. Some independent thinkers claim that Judaism has nothing to do with ethnic or religious – certainly not racist - categories because it is an artificial mental construct that through its various teaching ‘manuals of behaviour’, such as the Talmud, guarantees its students will develop a feverish mind, a mental breakdown, pure madness-evil. Judaism’s basic principles consists of a worship of money, sexual repression, superstition, mixed with a claim to be chosen-exclusive, and the whole group forms an international secret society that is out to dominate the world. In other words, a Jew is not born but made, beginning with the barbaric ritual circumcision on the 8th day, a ritual – prio - that non-Jews find revolting because mixtures of blood, spit and wine, and its accompanying pain produces a massive sub-conscious sense perception that for a life-time damages an individual’s spirit from which a persecution-complex-driven individual cannot escape.
How much of the above experience develops a mutated individual male who cannot satisfactorily love a woman, may remain a mystery, and it may explain why the ruthlessness and viciousness with which the Israelis are killing Palestinians. But then we need to recall that there are individual Jews who are now in prison for refusing to fight in the occupied territories.
Is it possible that of the so-called six million missing/dead Jews, some millions took the opportunity to escape Judaism’s clutches and found personal freedom as a non-Jew?
I cannot quite accept this thesis because labeling anyone mad is like any labeling, e.g. ‘antisemite’; reason and understanding are excluded and replaced by a pandering to prejudices without making contact with objective reality that is obtained through a balance of hard mental and physical work.
9 July 2004
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