A couple of posts down, I talked about the strange new phenomenon of far-right "nationalist" European movement leaders who profess admiration for Israel. The Anders Breivik massacre in Norway highlighted this issue.
In that light, I talked about a fascist leader in Russia named Ilya Lazarenko, who runs an ominous group called the National Front. Lazarenko is a staunch racist. He praises Hitler, espouses dictatorship, and believes that the Holocaust never happened. The flag of his movement features a symbol which is as close to a swastika
as you can get without actually being a swastika (which is illegal in Russia).
And yet Lazarenko was a welcome guest in Israel -- while I probably would not be allowed to enter the country.
Why? Because Lazarenko hates Muslims even more than he hates Jews, and consequently applauded Israel's recent attack on Gaza. Thus, he and other Russian Nazis were feted and applauded by a coalition of right-wing Israelis, who actually invited him to speak at one of their gatherings.
I condemned this situation. So would any thinking individual.
The response? Andy Lewis, the guy who runs a site called ProSemite Undercover
left a succinct comment:
Fuck off and die, Nazi filth.
Note the new definition of the word "Nazi." It is no longer to be applied to racists like Lazarenko, who admires Adolf and runs a modern variant of the Nazi party. Neither is that term ever to be applied to the racist Israelis who think that Lazarenko is a peach of a fellow.
No. The term applies to me
for condemning Lazarenko and his Israeli friends.
Something very ugly and very wrong has happened to Jews like Andy. I prefer to think that most Jews remain untouched by the insanity that has so clearly gripped him.