MidEast Policy—Immigration Policy: Is The Other Boot About To Drop?

ANTI WAR MOVEMENTS NEED TO EITHER BUTTON IT- OR START TO TELL THE DAMNED TRUTH!

MidEast Policy—Immigration Policy: Is The Other Boot About To Drop?
By Kevin MacDonald
Created 01/31/07

Almost 3 ½ years ago I published Thinking about Neoconservatism [1], analyzing the neoconservative movement in the context of my studies [2] of the behavior pattern of Jewish groups in the societies where they live. I concluded neoconservatism [3] was the latest of a long procession of political and intellectual movements dominated and essentially controlled by members of the Jewish community, in effect dedicated to a particular concept of how to promote the interests of that community. I specifically cited foreign policy and immigration as hallmark interests.

At the time, and for a couple of years later, this was an unmentionable theory. I am told certain prominent web sites stopped linking to VDARE.com after my essay was published. The malign [4] presence of the SPLC (the “Southern Poverty Law Center”, a notorious ethnically-oriented Political Correctness enforcer) was soon felt [5] on the scene, not coincidentally, and it named VDARE.COM a “hate group”, a sobriquet more normally associated with groups advocating violence and other forms of illegality.

But now public debate has changed considerably. Serious antiwar commentary routinely connects the Iraq/Iran policy problem with the influence of Israel and her friends in America. (See here [6] and here [7] and here. [8])

So I ask now: will the other boot [9] drop? Will this candor next extend to the immigration controversy [10]?

The vast majority of Americans live under the comfortable illusion that theirs is a free country. They suppose that issues are openly and honestly debated in the newspapers and on talk shows. In this imaginary world, all issues affecting public policy are on the table and are constantly scrutinized by the best and the brightest.

But that is simply not the case. In fact, I would go so far as to argue the opposite—that virtually all of the really critical issues affecting the United States and its role in the world are actually excluded from discussion in the elite media or in the political arena.

The classic case: US policy in the Middle East. Despite the obvious fact that US support for Israel has crucial implications for war and peace, the vast majority of Americans are oblivious to what is really going on in this region.

Most Americans would be appalled to learn the truth about what former President Jimmy Carter terms [11] “the abominable oppression and persecution in the occupied Palestinian territories, with a rigid system of required passes and strict segregation between Palestine’s citizens and Jewish settlers in the West Bank.” Carter calls attention to the “enormous imprisonment wall … now under construction, snaking through what is left of Palestine to encompass more and more land for Israeli settlers.” (Los Angeles Times, December 8 2006).

Carter’s recent book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid [12], and his courageous defense of it, seem finally to be triggering a newly open discussion of Israeli actions and Jewish influence in the U.S. Coming on the heels of the work of the University of Chicago’s John Mearsheimer and Harvard University’s Stephen Walt on the Israel Lobby [13], it highlights many of the same issues. Indeed, Carter has explicitly endorsed Mearsheimer and Walt’s conclusion that American policy in the Middle East does not reflect genuine American interests, but instead those of the Israel Lobby. (Carter Shares Insight On Peace In Mideast [14], by Marty Rosen, Coastal Post, January 3 2007)

This is why it is possible to hope that the role of Jewish influence in promoting the epochal change inaugurated by the 1965 Immigration Act [15] might also now be discussed openly and honestly

Carter is quite clear [11] that open discussion of Israel’s policies in the U.S. has been suppressed:

“This reluctance to criticize any policies of the Israeli government is because of the extraordinary lobbying efforts of the American-Israel Political Action Committee and the absence of any significant contrary voices. It would be almost politically suicidal for members of Congress … to suggest that Israel comply with international law or to speak in defense of justice or human rights for Palestinians…. What is even more difficult to comprehend is why the editorial pages of the major newspapers and magazines in the United States exercise similar self-restraint, quite contrary to private assessments expressed quite forcefully by their correspondents in the Holy Land.”

In fact, it is not at all difficult to comprehend how this regime of “self-restraint” is maintained. President Carter himself, and Profs. Mearsheimer and Walt, point to pressure by the Israel Lobby on the media, consequent media self-censorship, and the intimidation of dissidents.

Carter’s book has created the astounding spectacle of a former president of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize winner being called an anti-Semite, being condemned by mainstream Jewish organizations such as the ADL [16] and the Simon Wiesenthal Center [17], and having his offers to give talks at major universities with high Jewish enrollment rejected. The saga of the book’s treatment on Amazon has been a farce [18].

The ADL [19]’s Abe Foxman is one of many who have used the old canard of anti-Semitism to condemn both President Carter [20] and Mearsheimer and Walt [21]. (My favorite title in this genre is by David Horowitz: “Jimmy Carter: Jew-Hater, Genocide-Enabler, Liar [22]”.)

I focus on Foxman’s comments because he heads a mainstream Jewish activist organization and thus reflects the opinions of at least a major component of the organized Jewish community. (It has long been noticed [23] that there is a gap between the attitudes of the majority of American Jews and the attitudes of the established Jewish leaders. This is especially apparent on issues such as the neoconservative agenda of regime change in the Middle East and support of expansionist right-wing governments in Israel.)

The point here is that the Jewish Establishment will strongly resist any discussion of Jewish influence or dual loyalty in any area of public policy, no matter how judicious and factually-based it may be. These Jewish leaders have a strong sense of history. They know that Jews have repeatedly become elites in European societies. But they also realize that Jewish power and influence [24] and dual loyalty have been potent themes of anti-Semitism throughout the ages. And they know that increases in Jewish power and influence have often been followed by the rise of rise of anti-jewish movements [25] spearheaded by people whose interests have been damaged by that Jewish power and influence.

The strategy used by the Jewish Establishment is not to condemn the neocons for acting on their strong emotional and ethnic ties to Israel and manipulating the Bush administration into the disaster of Iraq and a looming war with Iran. Nor is it to urge that the Israel Lobby be scaled back in an effort to bring it more in line with a reasonable view of American interests. Rather, they go into the full blown smear and intimidation mode.

Hence the fury among Jewish activists when General Wesley Clark blurted our that “New York money people” are gung-ho for bankrolling politicians who will support US involvement in a war against Iran; and that talk of a war with Iran is common in Israel. As Matthew Iglesias, himself Jewish, notes [26]: “Everything Clark said … is true. What’s more, everybody knows it’s true.” (American Prospect, January 23, 2007). But, as we should know by now, truth is irrelevant here.

Partly this is because, thus far, these tactics have been tremendously effective. The American Jewish Establishment will not change these tactics until they stop working. After all, it is a long road from widespread discussion on the internet and occasional mentions in the above-ground media to having a real influence on the President and in the halls of Congress. There, change will be much slower.

This is especially true given the very large role of Jewish money in funding [27] the newly-resurgent Democrats. On the Republican side, as Scott McConnell has argued [28], the neocons may be down, but they are far from out. And they are still pushing for war against Iran [29].

I think too that the American Jewish leadership no longer has the flexibility to use any other strategy. The radical expansionists, often motivated by religious and ethnic fanaticism, have long been in control in Israel—since 1967 really. They are the vanguard of the Jewish community, and as usual, they they pull the rest of the Jewish community with them [30]. The moderates (aka “self-hating Jews”) have been shoved aside and do not really count any more. Similarly, the organized Jewish community in America is dominated by the expansionists. Jews who do not sign on to Israel’s expansionist agenda are relegated to the fringes [31].

Indeed, one of the arguments of Mearsheimer and Walt [13] is that Israel would be far better off if it could not persuade Washington to support its expansionist agenda. And reasonable Jews like Jerome Slater [32] are wondering what it takes to “save Israel from itself”:

“The real issue is the willed ignorance—the psychological need not to know—of our community. The price—to the Palestinians, to the Israelis, and to American national security—is already unbearable, and it may well soon become apocalyptic.”

These comments bring to mind historian Albert Lindemann’s statement in his book Esau’s Tears [33] (P535)

“Jews actually do not want to understand their past—or at least those aspects of their past that have to do with the hatred directed at them, since understanding may threaten other elements of their complex and often contradictory identities.”

Whether it’s about the past or the present, the pattern among Jews is self-deception [30] and willful ignorance.

As in the case of policy in the Middle East, it is no secret [34] that Jewish organizations were at the forefront of the immigration policy shift implemented by the 1965 Act. Consider the assessment of Vanderbilt University historian Hugh Davis Graham in his book Collision Course: The Strange Convergence of Affirmative Action and Immigration Policy in America [35]

“Most important for the content of immigration reform, the driving force at the core of the movement, reaching back to the 1920s, were Jewish organizations long active in opposing racial and ethnic quotas… Following the shock of the Holocaust, Jewish leaders had been especially active in Washington in furthering immigration reform. To the public, the most visible evidence of the immigration reform drive was played by Jewish legislative leaders, such as Representative Celler and Senator Jacob Javits of New York. Less visible, but equally important, were the efforts of key advisers on presidential and agency staffs. These included senior policy advisers such as Julius Edelson and Harry Rosenfield in the Truman administration, Maxwell Rabb in the Eisenhower White House, and presidential aide Myer Feldman, assistant secretary of state Abba Schwartz, and deputy attorney general Norbert Schlei in the Kennedy-Johnson administration.” (pp. 56–57)

In the past year, there has been much discussion of illegal immigration. It tapped into a very large reservoir of public anger about the lack of control of our borders and, I think, the transformations that immigration is unleashing. The fact that illegal immigration is, after all, illegal made it difficult to keep off the public radar (What part of illegal don’t you understand??).

But this contrasts with almost no discussion at all in the Mainstream Media of the question of the 1,000,000 or so legal immigrants that come to the U.S. every year—no discussion of their effect on the economy, social services, crime and competition at elite universities; no discussion of their effect on the long term ethnic composition of the U.S. and the displacement of native populations in various sectors of the economy; and no discussion of whether most Americans really want all of this. (They don’t. [36]) The fact that large scale legal immigration causes exactly the same difficulties as large scale illegal inflow is a non-subject.

Those who question the power and influence of the Israel Lobby are quickly labeled anti-Semites. The terms of choice for anyone who thinks the U.S. should have any restrictions at all on immigration are “racist [37]” and “nativist [38]”.

It is exactly the same routine: Media self-censorship, pressure on the media and politicians who stray from official orthodoxy, and intimidation via labeling, anathematizing, and ultimately loss of livelihood.

Of course, there are other issues that fall into the same category of “not fit for public discussion”. Perhaps the main one is the role of genetic influences on intelligence and behavior [39].

But the two issues of Israel and immigration relaxation (in the U.S.) have in common a deep and straightforward Jewish commitment to particular policies. My contention is that both policies have been construed by Jewish leaders as being helpful to the security and political influence of their community.

In the case of Israel, this is self-evident. In the case of immigration policy, there ample documentation [40] [PDF] of a consistent interest by the Jewish community, both in America and in Europe [41], in ending the hegemony of the host community amongst whom they live. The measures taken to enforce their chosen objectives suggest there is indeed an element of truth in what Foxman dismisses as “the old canard and conspiracy theory of Jewish control of the media, Congress, and the U.S. government”.

I have presented the facts about Jewish influence in both immigration [42] and the Middle East [43] elsewhere. This has been extremely unwelcome. And it is not at all surprising that the Jewish community would strenuously resist these conclusions.

Nevertheless, on foreign policy matters what is going on has obviously become increasingly apparent to a lot of smart people with intellectual integrity.

As the incoming 110th Congress starts up, a crucial question will be if this new comprehension will dawn in an area in which, I believe, it is even more critical: America’s post-1965 immigration disaster [44].

Kevin MacDonald [email [45] him] is Professor of Psychology at California State University-Long Beach. For his website, click here [46].

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BEING TOLD WHAT, WHEN AND WHERE BY AN INSIGNIFICANT BLOB OF LAND MILES AWAY.

WHY DON’T WE ALL JUST VOTE FOR THE KNESSIT….SPELT WRONG- WHO CARES?

NO MORE WARS FOR ISRAEL!!!

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NO MORE WARS FOR ISRAEL!!

8 responses to “MidEast Policy—Immigration Policy: Is The Other Boot About To Drop?

  1. MidEast Policy—Immigration Policy: Is The Other Boot About To Drop?

    http://www.vdare.com/print/14768

    I RECALL THE AMERICAN GUY THAT SAID THE DEFINITION OF AN ANTISEMITE IS A THINKER!

    President Carter is a good man- when the ADL try to silence him- thats FASCISM!!

  2. IWOP1 on 28 Mar 2011

    Information that the ADL doesn’t want you to know. Learn WHY?The Dark Side of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. This is a Jewish group which stems out of the Masonic Order of B’nai B’rith. This group exerts much influence in government & media to combat what it perceives as: ‘racism, anti-semitism and hate’.
    The 1915 lynching of Leo Frank, convicted of murdering 13-year-old Mary Phagan, is the stuff of books, movies and now a Broadway play. None of them, says Mary Kean, get it right. “The inaccuracies bother me,” says Kean, who has been a student of the infamous case since she herself was a 13-year-old girl named Mary Phagan after her great-aunt. The first Mary Phagan was found strangled to death at the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta on April 27, 1913. Leo Frank, the factory’s manager, was convicted on the testimony of janitor Jim Conley, who said Frank ordered him to hide Mary’s body in the factory basement and plant a note on the body blaming the crime on “a light-skinned *****.” In August 1915, days after his death sentence was commuted to life in prison, a group of about two dozen men from Marietta snatched Frank from the Georgia Work Farm Prison in Milledgeville. Frank was lynched from an oak tree on Frey Gin Road in Marietta. The 1986 pardon of Frank cited by his modern-day defenders, Kean says, was granted without attempting to address guilt or innocence. “I think that the truth isn’t really told about Leo Frank,” says Kean. “He is not a martyr, he is a murderer.” But that doesn’t mean the lynching was justified, Kean says.

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  3. Allow me to rephrase; Why haven’t legal measures been taken against the ADL due to the numerous illegal measures they employ? Does justice still prevail or has the ADL acquired so much power that they can trump justice?
    sgpmr 1 month ago
    @sgpmr — Because they own the courts…NO…YES. I think that should answer all 3 questions. Google the New York Kehillah and the American Jewish Committee, they make the ADL look like childs play. Infact if it weren’t for those two Org’s the ADL would never have gotten off the ground or the NAACP for that matter.
    IWOP1 1 month ago
    People should expressly insist that the ADL protect Muslims as well as Christians… and that until they do, they forfeit any previous “grandfathered” rights. No one should hold a person accountable based on their beliefs, but rather by their actions alone, all bias removed from their deliberations. There should be no “underdog” in the fight for human rights, period.
    alphamongrel 6 months ago
    @alphamongrel — You heard what the man said, the ADL was established for Jews. They could care less about Christians or Muslims or any other Religious Sect my friend.
    IWOP1 6 months ago 3
    Top Comments
    the ADL of B’nai B’rith was founded because one of their B’nai B’rith president’s named Leo Frank was convicted in 1913 of strangling a little 13 year old girl named Mary Phagan.

    vfuturist 2 months ago 3
    Video Responses
    This video is a response to Mocking Jesus on Israeli TV – צליבת ישו – The Crucifixion of “Yeshu”

  4. ZIONIST NWO

    SouthEastAsiaNews on 4 Jul 2009

    Happy secret squirrels stuff as Australian Jews target articles they “find offensive” and call them illegal.

    Typical self appointed vigilante behaviour as we quickly realise censorship is subjective and only those who kiss ass best getto make the rules and laws.

    WAKE UP AUSTRALIA…. your internet is being stolen from you.

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    AUSTRALIA

  5. WESTS SPIES ARN’T MUSLIMS THATS FOR SURE!

    Arrested man Brendan O Connell did a lot more than make a video about the racist verses in the Talmud. He uncovered an Israeli mall kiosk operation in Australian Shopping centers..

    He Uncovered a VERINT Spy network at play with Australias Defence Communications with:

    1) NSW Sydney CityRail
    2) Elite SAS Soldiers
    3) Collins Class Submarines

    But exactly how reliable is this info?

    Steve Johnson calls the companies and Depts involved to verify Brendans vital work.

    More information to this story:
    http://ziofascism.net/blog/?p=1163

    MONTREAL – VERINT Spy Scandal exposed recently in APRIL 2009 :

    More research to this story:
    http://crimesofzion.blogspot.com/
    and
    http://southeastasianews.org/
    and
    http://www.takeourworldback.com/

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  6. ISRAEL HAS NUCLEAR WEAPONS IRAN NEEDS TO DEFEND HERSELF!

  7. WHO GAVE THIS POWER TO ISRAEL AND WHY IS IT STILL ALLOWED…..WE NEED TO GET RID OF ZOG IN WESTERN NATIONS!

    This is part 1 of 10 of the documentary :Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land . This is a 2004 documentary by Sut Jhally and Bathsheba Ratzkoff.

    The film provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” and which “analyzes and explains how–through the use of language, framing and context–the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza remains hidden in the news media”.

    The film argues that the influence of pro-Israel media watchdog groups, such as CAMERA and Honest Reporting, has led to distorted and pro-Israel media reports.

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  8. Tom Cruise speaks out over Israeli racism LITTLE BUT HE HAS BALLS!

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