Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Color Red, Black, & White

Some people got mad when JJ placed a Swastika on a picture of Alice Walker back in 2012 after she barred the sale of her books in Israel.  The Kingfish should have been tougher on Ms. Walker.  The Color Purple author penned this rather anti-Semitic "poem" two years ago.    The disjointed, poorly written poem rambles about Israel for awhile until it takes a disturbing turn that would make the Grand Mufti proud as he returned from Berlin in 1942. 






To Study The Talmud

The first time I was accused
Of appearing to be anti-Semitic
The shock did not wear off
For days.
The man who charged me
Was a friend.
A Jewish Soul
Who I thought understood
Or could learn to understand
Almost anything.
He could not understand
However
Why I thought Israel should give back
The land it took
From a poorly defended
People in a war that lasted
Six days. I cringed
About our small house
In Mississippi (where black people
Often assumed he was a racist)
Deeply offended by his attempt
To insult my character
And spoke to him
Earnestly of “dignity” “justice”
“honor” and “peace.”
Sometimes, later in life,
You do laugh at yourself.
You understand, finally,
That you’ve understood
Nothing. Nothing at all.
That in this case, for instance,
That of the famed Six Day War,
It was all a show,
A true “Theatre” war;
The battlefield a stage,
Though bombs and bullets were real.
Only the people who lost the battle
Got a close-up
Of the set.
And the set-up.
Later I would march
Or be arrested
Protesting this war and that
And marvel how it never mattered.
On days we marched in our tens of thousands
The people we hoped to influence
Were taking a holiday. Bush was
good at this. He let the media
Spread the word he was chillin’ on his
12,000 or is it 20,000
Acre ranch.
Bill and Barack made themselves
Scarce.
When I was in Palestine
As an elder
Doing my job
Of keeping tabs
On Earth’s children
I remembered my concern
And how my friend
Had brushed it off.
“Israel needs that land to protect itself.”
He said. As though this should be
Self- evident. It wasn’t then;
It isn’t now.
The land taken
Has never been returned.
In fact, more stolen land
Has followed the first assaults
And thefts.
Palestinian children, after years
Of throwing stones
At grown up assassins
In helmets and armored tanks
Are killing themselves
These days
To save their murderers
The trouble.
Unlike most Americans
I have witnessed Palestine
Under Israeli rule. It is demonic
To the core. But where to look
For the inspiration
For so much evil? Where
To find the teachings that influence
And sanction such limitless cruel behavior?
Where to find that part
Of the puzzle that is missing?
We’ve intuited there must be one.
And we were right.
*
We must go back
As grown ups, now,
Not as the gullible children we once were,
And study our programming,
From the beginning.
All of it: The Christian, the Jewish,
The Muslim; even the Buddhist. All of it, without exception,
At the root.
For the study of Israel, of Gaza, of Palestine,
Of the bombed out cities of the Middle East,
Of the creeping Palestination
Of our police, streets, and prisons
In America,
Of war in general,
It is our duty, I believe, to study The Talmud.
It is within this book that,
I believe, we will find answers
To some of the questions
That most perplex us.
Where to start?
You will find some information,
Slanted, unfortunately,
By Googling. For a more in depth study
I recommend starting with YouTube. Simply follow the trail of “The
Talmud” as its poison belatedly winds its way
Into our collective consciousness.
Some of what you find will sound
Too crazy to be true. Unfortunately those bits are likely
To be true. Some of the more evasive studies
Will exhibit unbelievable attempts
At sugar coating extremely disagreeable pills.
But hang in there, checking
And double checking, listening to everybody,
Even the teachers with the twisted pasts
That scare you the most,
And the taped rants of outraged citizens that sound
Like madcap characters on Car Talk
Except they are not laughing
But are righteously outraged.
Study hard, with an open
If deeply offended mind,
Until you can sift the false
From the true.
Is Jesus boiling eternally in hot excrement,
For his “crime” of throwing the bankers
Out of the Temple? For loving, standing with,
And defending
The poor? Was his mother, Mary,
A whore?
Are Goyim (us) meant to be slaves of Jews, and not only
That, but to enjoy it?
Are three year old (and a day) girls eligible for marriage and intercourse?
Are young boys fair game for rape?
Must even the best of the Goyim (us, again) be killed?

Pause a moment and think what this could mean
Or already has meant
In our own lifetime.
You may find that as the cattle
We have begun to feel we are
We have an ancient history of oppression
Of which most of us have not been even vaguely
Aware. You will find that we, Goyim, sub-humans, animals
-The Palestinians of Gaza
The most obvious representatives of us
At the present time – are a cruel example of what may be done
With impunity, and without conscience,
By a Chosen people,
To the vast majority of the people
On the planet
Who were not Chosen.
Not chosen to receive the same dubious
“Blessing” of
Supremacy over the Earth,
Humans, and Beasts of this realm. As is
Stated plainly in the first chapter
Of the Bible we all read.
The Unchosen who, until now,
Were too scared of being
Called names
To demand to know why.
It is a “Blessing” Jesus did not want.
One that, risking crucifixion, he refused.
One reason he is loved
By those who recognize a good
And righteous person
When they encounter one.
Seen in this light he wasn’t even
A spiritual progressive, but a committed
Revolutionary: a Che Guevara
Of the ancient past.
A past as scary, if not scarier, than
Our own time: A past that,
Unfortunately, is not even past (quoting
Faulkner).
We discover this
To our enlightened grief
As we study
The Talmud,
Our own ignorance,
And the devastating impact of both
On our abandoned world.


20 comments:

Anonymous said...

The bold stuff is all actually in the Talmud. Were you not aware of that? It doesn't mean powerful Jews actually rape shiksas (non-jewish) girls on Caribbean islands or anything. It's just old religious texts. Don't be an antisemite.

Anonymous said...

Most of your followers would not welcome a Jew into their homes, despite this supposed love affair with Israel.

Anonymous said...

The opinions represented in her "poem" are hard and rather extreme, but to brand her a nazi is also extreme Bull S.... She has not advocated or participated in genocide or enslavement of Jewish people or anyone else. Show more discretion in your own opinions since you have a public forum.

Also note even the U.S. has objected to Israel's "occupation" of lands they took from the indigenous population in their "wars for survival".

Anonymous said...

6:05, you must be exhausted from all of the hate you spew - give it a rest.

Anonymous said...

You need to cut African-Americans some slack Kingfish. It is well documented that a significant portion of Slave Shipping and Slave Auction House owners in the North American colonies were of Hebrew descent. The Treasury Secretary of the Confederacy, Judah P. Benjamin was Jewish. Becoming woke to this fact can be a bit overwhelming for some people to process.

Anonymous said...

Calling someone a Nazi and claiming antisemitism should be reserved for those who call for extermination of Jews. Legitimate criticisms shouldn't immediately be rebuked for 2 reasons.

1 is that Jews aren't above criticism just because of the holocaust (think Epstein & Weinstein)
2 is because it's getting to the point where the terms racism and antisemitism have little meaning due to overuse and crying wolf.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish:

I expect I probably am at another place entirely on the political spectrum from this woman. But this has much truth in her poem, if you can call it that. I am not seeing anti-Semitism. Criticism of Israel is not anti-Jew, just like criticism of the American government is not anti-American. I have admittedly not read the Talmud but have heard that those ideas you bolded are in it.

Israel is no friend to America. Maybe one day enough Americans in enough numbers will realize it and things will change. But it will take getting over odd religious ideas and Holocost guilt. And having elected leaders not sold out to Israel. Look up articles by Philip Giraldi about Jeffrey Epstein. Very interesting theory.

Keep up the good journalism. I like your blog, despite the occasional disagreement like this.

Anonymous said...

just ... wow.

nice to see how many Nazi-lite folks enjoy this blog. makes their views on MS politics more understandable.

the “poem” is garbage, aesthetically as well as for its ideas.

... the mention of the Grand Mufti reminds me of the 2015 news that’s going around again, where Netanyahu said Hitler didn’t envision killing the Jews until Nov 1941 when the Mufti suggested it. This after months of shooting hundreds of thousands of Russian Jews, at Babi Yar & elsewhere. Hardly what the founders of Israel can have hoped for.

Anonymous said...

Who started that Six Day War? When you start a war, and you lose, there are consequences. When your enemy’s goal is your eradication, and the enemy refuses to recognize your existence, there is no real incentive to play nice. When instead of actually seeking a peaceful solution, you repeatedly send rockets to kill and terrorize, one should expect hostile responses. Palestinian leadership is not genuinely interested in a peaceful solution. The goal has been from 1949 onward to eradicate Israel. That hasn’t changed. When that changes maybe there is a possibility of peace. Israel isn’t perfect, but certainly the record of Israel on human rights far exceeds any Arab or Muslim governed country.

Anonymous said...

8:30 There was a time a few decades ago when the British thought they owned the world and it was theirs to divide and occupy as they saw fit. Placing European Jews in Palestine was a no brainer since no one else wanted them. The people who already lived there were no big deal since the rest of the world would go along. But surprise, those people ARE a big deal and they won't go away. They won't accept a "peaceful solution" like the American Indians were forced to do...Just get on your reservation.

I'm not anti-Jewish, or anti-British, or anti-anybody. I just try to see the other guy's point of view.

Plain ol' Catfish said...

Funny tidbit

Alice Walker's husband was a white Jewish man named Melvyn Rosenman Leventhal.

Melvyn Leventhal was a member of the Mississippi NAACP and was prominent in the civil rights movement. He worked in the Crystal Palace in attorney Carsie Hall's office on Farish Street.

Melvyn Leventhal and Alice Walker were the first interracial couple to be legally married in Mississippi

Anonymous said...

This poem is so bad you'd think it was written by Maya Angelou.

Bill Dees said...

You've forfeited any right to call yourself a "journalist".

Anonymous said...

@9:37am

You're the artist formerly known as Troll. So lame. Did you fail a literature test or quiz because Ms. Angelou did not appeal to your understanding of things?

Anonymous said...

KF, I think thou doth protest too much in this matter. Anti-Semite might be taking it a bit too far.

Consider the Source said...

"In my view there's little difference between Mississippi republicans and Taliban terrorists who would impose Sharia law."

Bill Dees
April 18, 2012

Kingfish said...

The Jews were already there. They also bought land as well.

Michael Savage said...

I'm not a racist, I hate everybody.

Anonymous said...

I'm a philosemite, totally opposite of anti. I'm fascinated by the various Tribes and their accomplishments. I enjoy studying their history. Most of their history has been intentionally obscured for whatever reasons but you can find it if you look hard enough.

If you don't even know the difference between Mizrahi, Ashkenazi, and Sephardi, you dont really even know enough to form an opinion about anything related to Jews or their history and should learn more before displaying your ignorance.

Anonymous said...

Give it a break Kingfish, do you have any idea what she meant or what Trump meant, the other day when said Jews would be disloyal if they voted for Democrats.

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