France – It’s the new Germany
There is a new holocaust brewing in Europe, and if something is not done immediately, many, many people will die.
Having dispensed with the requisite fear mongering, allow me to explain the basis for the above statement. There is a growing trend in Europe that is so frighteningly similar to the Germany circa 1935 that it sends chills down my spine. This time, however, the cancer of anti-Semitism is not growing in Germany. While you may have seen the photo of the 5 year old girl wearing fake dynamite and carrying Yasser Arafat’s photo in Berlin, do not be deceived, the source of the problem is France. In the past month alone, there have been over 340 documented cases of anti-Jewish related crimes. Everything from petty vandalism to extreme cases like physical assaults and the burning of synagogues has made painfully obvious the burn hatred towards Jews that exists in that nation.
To make matters even worse, recent polls suggest that right-wing extremist Jean-Marie Le Pen has a staggering hold on the country’s vote (17 percent to Jacques Chirac’s 20 percent.) Widespread anti-Semitism, rampant anti-Jewish attacks, and the rise of a hardliner right wing politician, does this sound familiar to anyone else? Now, I don’t want to be one of those writers that sound the Nazi-siren at the drop of a hat. God knows that Hitler comparisons have become such staple of left-wing argument that they seem to have lost all meaning, but they have not. The fact is, there is a virulent anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, pro-terrorism faction making itself known in France, and it would behoove the rest of the world to recognize it as soon as possible.
I know, I know, you’re saying that in the modern day, a repeat of the Holocaust in Europe would simply be impossible, and I agree. There is no way that anything approaching the genocide we saw in the 1940’s could happen, for a thousand reasons that need not be enumerated here. But that does not mean that this new political faction will not cause the murder of Jews, they can, and they will, if left unchecked. However, the killing will most likely be conducted as everything is in our modern economy: they will simply export it.
After all, Europe’s anti-Semitism today is not targeted at European Jews (there are so few of them left that it would be largely useless anyway), but rather Israeli Jews, and the nation of Israel itself. Opposition to an Israeli war of survival is not only the best smokescreen for Anti-Semitism that has come along in decades, but it is also the best strategy to destroy the Jewish people: by hitting them where they live. Surely, even the most radical hate monger in France knows that burning Synagogues will not lead to the destruction of the Jewish people, but supporting terrorists and those actively campaigning for the destruction of Israel… well that’s another matter. France, and it’s influence in the EU, need only slow down the Israel’s hunt for terrorists one day to long, or keep Yasser Arafat alive one day too long, for a madman with a bomb, or a vial of anthrax to kill dozens, or hundreds of Israeli citizens. A French government in the form of the right-wing faction Le Pen represents does not need to build camps and gas chambers to exterminate Jews; it need only sit by while Palestinian terrorists do what they do best.
It is said that the only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing. Well Mr. Le Pen is not a good man, nor are the people responsible for the 340 attacks on Jews in France this month good men, and if these people have their way, they will not only do nothing to stop evil, they will do much to foster its growth. Evil exists in the world today, and it’s allies in France would like nothing better then to export their own hatred beyond the reach of those who would fight it – to Palestine, where it can find ready soldiers and deep pocket leaders, and to Israel, where it can do the greatest damage to it’s targets – damage from which the Jewish people may not survive.