Friday, July 21, 2006

The Untermensch Syndrome: Israel’s Moral Decay

"In the land claimed holy and promised the madness of humankind persists, extending the perpetual violence and oppression of the weak by the powerful. Palestine today tells a story of human evils past and present, of the worst actions capable of being manifested by the human phenomenon. Lands ancient and strategic, crossroads and focal points of man’s brief history, once more seem engulfed by competing claims and boiling hatreds...", writes international affairs analyst Manuel Valenzuela in this compelling essay.

Manuel Valenzuela is a social critic and commentator, international affairs analyst and Internet columnist. His articles as well as his archive can be found at his blog, as well as at other alternative news websites from around the globe. Mr. Valenzuela welcomes comments and can be reached at He is also author of "Echoes in the Wind", a novel made available at most online book sellers. (I had bought the book from and enjoy reading it.)

The Untermensch Syndrome: Israel’s Moral Decay

The labeling as anti-Semitic of anyone critical of the state of Israel’s policies in the continued destruction of Palestinian identity and the increasing domination into American foreign policy no longer has the sting of threat or intimidation it once mastered. For too long this masquerade has been used to silence those opposing anything Israel, shouted at anyone disseminating truth and seeking justice. Like the boy who cried wolf, this charade has lost its power or hypnotic control, and today only serves to breed more anger and resentment against the apologists and smear mongers protecting the cancerous tentacles of Zionism and the crimes against humanity it spawns.

A once powerful marketing tool used to sequester valid criticism and deny truth to millions has been eroded thanks to its overlords’ continued over abuse and labeling of the term ‘anti-Semite’ to anyone even remotely critical of anything associated with Israel and the tentacles of Zionism. To criticize Christianity does not make one anti-Christian. To criticize Islam does not make one anti-Muslim or anti-Arab, just as uncovering truths about the Bush administration does not make one anti-American or unpatriotic. To speak truth about any government in the world does not make us racist or xenophobic to the people of that nation. Why then should criticism of Israeli and/or her government’s policies subject us to false labeling and acts of intimidation whose only purpose is to silence truth into submission and hijacking justice from ever emerging and being served?

The time has come to stop bending over to the dictates of intimidation and scare tactics used by Israel’s protectors, defenders and apologists. The time has come to say “Never Again” to such fictional libel and slander whose only purpose is the continued subjugation of truth and awakening. The labeling of “anti-Semite” does not bother us, nor does it stop us from writing truth to justice and reality to intimidation because we refuse to be frightened into submission and silenced into acquiescence by a mechanism we know to be false.

Our convictions, search for truth and want for justice supercedes the trash invented to protect the malfeasance ruining humanity and the crimes perpetrated against our fellow human beings. The time has come to stand up and be heard, refusing to believe the smears and the labels, instead living life in truth, devoid of veiled threats and intimidation tactics whose power over us continues to erode thanks to its incessant overuse and abuse. So smear if you must, defenders, appeasers and apologists of human wickedness, continue to blindly believe in the majesty of a fiction you know to be false, ensuring your daily complicity in the crimes against humanity being committed by those you protect and defend.

We are above your labels, above your intimidation and smear tactics, following the path of truth in the voice of our writings and in the convictions of humanity. If pursuing truth, fighting criminality and awakening justice makes us anti-Semites, then guilty we are. If seeing the dehumanization, exploitation and utter destruction of the Palestinian people makes the voices of reason anti-Semitic, then guilty we stand. To defend the humanity of other Semitic people is to defend humanity itself. To speak out against injustice and dehumanization makes us human, to defend it makes you complicit.

An Unbearable Likeness of Being

Here we are, living in the first decade of the 21st century, and still the violent animal in the human condition exists, thriving inside our carnal passions and still primitive mammalian brains, oozing out of humanity to release the demons of evil that only homo sapiens are capable of wielding.


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4 comment(s):

aye, the world's in a sorry state, lass.

perhaps we're best of saying 'government of isreal' 'government of u.s.a.' 'government of canada' etc......or just 'the system' of any country.

too many israeli's do not support their government, a protest over force against lebanon was broken up. amercians get judged and the ones who don't support their country feel ashamed.

now in canada the same is happening, yet how many canadians have have launched out in generalizations since bush got in?

time once again to concentrate on correcting ourselves , otherwise we only perpetuate the nightmare.

By Blogger Scout, at 1:58 AM  

Annamarie - I believe that every human being has the right to live in peace on this planet, no matter what the race, the colour and religion is.

I'd explanied my opinion regardess what's happening in my blog, so you are mostly welcomed to read it + the comments too.

You can read it here

By Blogger SomeMuslimMan, at 6:32 PM  

Right you are, Scout. The world is in a sorry state indeed.... No country can point the finger at another... All of us have blood on our hands... We can only work on correcting ourselves...

(However, as you will see by the email I Bcc'd you, I've been trying to help disseminate the info about creating a Canadian Department of Peace... It has some strong backing, so I'm pushing the politicos... Maybe they will eventually listen.. ? As evidenced by the mayhem in the M.E., our Earth is in dire need for ALL nations to work toward Peace Initiatives... Wars will destroy humankind - and our planet -- sooner than later... It is too bad that the U.S. military-industrial complex is such a huge monster and that wars reap in such obscene profits for the select few... They won't let go of that... )

By Blogger Annamarie, at 11:22 PM  

Somemuslimman, I agree with you. Thanks for the link... I will go there now to check it out..

By Blogger Annamarie, at 11:23 PM  

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