Any organization that helps white, or Jewish, identity serves a valuable function. In this sense, even Bnai Brith is valuable – at least for me; I would not be alive if not for Bnai Brith since my own parents met through this organization. No doubt, many white couples have met, and had children, through various neo-Nazi groups as well and this helps our demographics.
Then there is J.T.F. (Jewish Task Force). Among its ranks are many Jewish bigots for whom hating Arabs (Muslim Arabs) is as important to their identity as promoting Judaism. Judaism teaches Jews to love their brethren but, for many at J.T.F., this only applies if the subject hates Arabs – a love based on hate. What a concept! If all Arabs would suddenly disappear, one wonders if J.T.F. would also disappear. At least they promote Jewish consciousness. Or do they? Sometimes it is difficult to gauge the benefit of raising Jewish awareness versus the damage of driving away good Jews and giving ammunition to those who hate us. “Useful idiots” might be a good way to describe many of them. “Neocons”, with all its negative baggage, is another good description. When a bomb goes off somewhere in the Muslim world, and kills dozens of women and children, people at J.T.F. consider it good news. In their eyes, the more killed and maimed the better. This is not the Judaism I know. Their “Judaism” comes across as some sort of mutated evil brother, grotesquely deformed and mentally deranged.
The body of Jewish religious literature is vast enough that it can support a great diversity of outlooks and opinions. All one needs to do is pick and choose, just as many Christian denominations pick and choose from the Bible, ignoring what is inconvenient for them. I’m pretty sure all organized religions do this. Good people pick and choose based on their healthy conscience. Not-so-good people pick and choose based on their need to feel superior or their greed or lust.
When I lived in Israel, I happened to be at the funeral of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane (purely by chance). At one point, people began to chant “Death to the Arabs”. As everybody around me was chanting, I shouted at them to stop. I told them this is wrong. Several people near me actually stopped chanting and admitted I was right. I had broken the spell of the mob mentality. On another occasion, I had done the unthinkable by giving my seat, on a bus, to an elderly Arab. Some of the Jews on that bus glared at me as if I’d some something wrong. I just smiled inwardly because I’d proven to myself that even strong mores could not hold me back from doing the right thing even in public. Why am I telling you all this? Because at the time, I was just a yeshiva student. I was not a racialist nor was I libertarian – and yet the things I had learned were enough to bring about this sort of attitude. I knew it was likely that the old Arab I gave my seat to hated me for being a Jew – but that would be his problem, not mine. If that were the case, then my kindness toward him might have been an assault on his mind. It might have caused doubts and confusion, damaging his clear-cut world view where Jews = evil and Arabs = good. In either case, I had nothing to lose; I was just as comfortable standing. Most J.T.F. people would have chanted “death to the Arabs” along with the others. They would have let the old Arab stand in the bus. Would either action be something they could brag about years later? I must end this with the disclaimer that not all J.T.F. people fit the mold I described above. Enough do that I felt it was important to write what I did. As for the rest, I am not referring to you.