Monday, November 9, 2009

It's OK Because They're Not Us

From Goldblog: A rabbi gives his listeners carte blanche to off gentiles.

Being a Jewish carte blanche, of course, it's not a blank check but rather a big list of rules. However, since it includes statements like (paraphrased) if you're a gentile citizen of a country whose government either aids Jewish enemies or *fails to support* Jews against enemies it's okay to kill you, or if you're a *baby that one can assume will grow up to be an enemy of Jews* it's okay to kill you, I double dog dare you to think of a situation in which it's *not* okay to off a given gentile.

Once you get over the general thrust of the screed (ie justifying killing any non-Jews who happen to be hanging around), the most unsettling thing about it for me is the "you may" type of language, like dude is the Emily Post of killing goys. You may not wear white shoes after labor day; you may have white wine with fish; “in any situation in which a non-Jew’s presence endangers Jewish lives, the non-Jew may be killed even if he is a righteous Gentile and not at all guilty for the situation that has been created.”

Now, besides an actual finger on an actual trigger, someone please explain to me how this is any different than what went down with Tiller or over at Fort Hood.

Here's the dude saying it's ok to kill the "other", and perhaps -- I use "perhaps" because I haven't read the book -- not only ok, but good, and perhaps not just "good" but also required.

Maybe Emily Post should stick to flatware.

1 comment:

Lisha said...

Yeah, notice that this is a West Bank Settler rabbi saying this bs. This isn't something encoded in ancient religious law, but rather a total jerko. This guy is like Kahane, who was another scary terrorist dude who had rabbinic ordination. (Eeps!)

These guys are Israel's equivalent to KKK or White Supremacists. (Although, we've got those guys, too. Usually Russian immigrants with non-Jewish mothers who don't want to go back to Russia but still hate Jews and Arabs. Fun, huh?)

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