British Court Ruled that Anti-Zionism Is Not Anti-Semitism. Here Are My Thoughts on David Duke
Update: David Duke's appraisal of True Torah Jews is totally unfair and unwarranted. In my opinion, his article written on August 11, 2014 about the orthodox Jews on his website, is unfair in its assessment of the True Torah Jews, who genuinely oppose the fake Zion and who genuinely believe there should be no Zionist power operating in Palestine! How more antiZionist can they get? So, Dr Duke remains a bigot in my opinion. He simply cannot be trusted by those who seek to separate anti Zionism and anti Judaism.
Sure, the True Torah Jews are not right when they deny the spiritual nature of the New Covenant and they are waiting for the Messiah to establish the Kingdom in physical Palestine. Sure, they embrace the Talmud, but they put the Torah first. Therefore, they have been abused, even physically, by the Zionists and they prove that Zionism is not embraced by all Jews in Israel. What does David Duke want? Certainly he wants more from the True Torah Jews than he wants from the himself.
A British court ruled that Anti-Zionism is not Anti-Semitism and that the fellow who brought the case should not engage in political debate if he wants his feelings hurt.
I totally agree with the decision. However, some Anti-Semites could argue Anti-Zionism in a bigoted way. We must oppose that abuse of the truth, that the two concepts are totally different.
I want to discuss David Duke in the light of these findings. David Duke was a racist and he very well may still be. That is what this discussion is about. Now, he may have moved on to more subtle reasoning required to understand some of these issues, but is difficult to stop being a racist when you have been so immersed by it.
Zionism as a political cabal, has done many wicked things to our nation. I write about those things in my ebook, Examples of Globalization.
I believe, then, that David Duke's failures relate to his couching the argument in terms of one race, the Jewish race or tribe as he calls them. Are elites of the Jewish "tribe" at the center of militant Zionism? Yes they are. But they are no more central to it than Dick Cheney, or David Rockefeller, or Jeb Bush or names from the past like Cecil Rhodes.
Are the majority of Jews part of the Zionist cabal? I don't believe American Jews are. And many Jews in Israel have felt the pinch of financial power from the Zionists, and have protested in the streets against the cabal's power. And in the USA, many Jews are not Zionists. More need to be fully Anti-Zionist.
Duke supports a Jewish hero, who understands the racism inherent in Zionism. That hero is Gilad Atzmon. But even Atzmon is not without controversy as you will see if you read on.
His blanket criticism of Jews as a tribe is, I believe, still bigotry. Thousands of Jews are opposed to Israel's treatment of the Palestinians and hate racism and bigotry of the Zionists.
The Old Testament held out hope for the Gentiles, the men of Nineveh, Rahab, and the future world stage. The Talmud has very disturbing racist passages in it. It forms the basis for Zionist thought. Duke has rightly pointed out the difficulty with the Talmud.
To the extent that David Duke criticizes Jews in general, he is a bigot still. The True Torah Jews have suffered physical abuse at the hands of the Zionists. He and Atzmon are wrong and the True Torah Jews prove they are wrong.
Duke embraces Gilad Atzmon, who other anti-Zionists condemn as being anti-Semitic.
Ten anti-Zionist authors, including Laurie Penny and Richard Seymour, all of whom have also been published by Zero Books, publicly condemned the publisher in an open letter for releasing the book. They signed a statement arguing:Truth is, Atzmon says you cannot identify as a Jew and not be a Zionist. That is false! True Torah Jews, for example, believe that Zionist is not of God, and they follow the prophets. Judaism for them is the opposite of Zionism. So, Atzmon is very wrong, IMO.
"The thrust of Atzmon’s work is to normalise and legitimise anti-Semitism. We do not believe that Zero’s decision to publish this book is malicious. Atzmon’s ability to solicit endorsements from respectable figures such as Richard Falk and John Mearsheimer shows that he is adept at muddying the waters both on his own views and on the question of anti-Semitism. But at a time when dangerous forces are attempting to racialise political antagonisms, we think the decision is grossly mistaken."
Anyway, the court ruling in the UK is significant, as we can be clear about our non bigoted Anti-Zionism without being accused of Anti-Semitism at every step along the way. But Duke and Atzmon muddle the issue and make it much more difficult for us. People point to them and say all who oppose Zionism are bigots. That just isn't true. Go away Duke.