In my present JPost blog, The past and future Holocaust, a reader questioned my use of the word, “victim” as applied to the Jewish people. Follows is my response, raw and unedited but expressing why the Holocaust represents a harbinger of things to come, the inevitability of the next and final Final Solution to Christendom’s eternal Jewish Problem:
“My use, John, of both words, “perpetrator” and “victim,” are nuanced. I’m not certain what you mean by, “”victims” in the very and absolutely direct sense of the word. ” Possibly the same thing I have in mind.
“Both words (likely countless nouns) may be both active and passive. Some people actively, even determinedly, pursue while others passively accept. Its roots are likely inborn and developed over a lifetime of reinforcement.
“My use of the word “victim” regarding Jews facing our history or, in the case of the Holocaust actively (>aggressively) resisting (fighting) the enemy distinguishes between two classes with permeable boundaries. All are affected by the enormity of the issue of History/Holocaust, experience its presence in our bones, so to speak. One extreme attempts to “take shelter,” to join the majority by conversion or immersion, the “god-fearers” in reverse (Jew to Christian, but without actually going through final act of conversion). Some view that history and ask how, accepting the inevitability represented by that history, survive the people?
“This was what Zionism understood following the failure of our emancipation in the 18th century, and particularly with the 19th century political/social backlash.
“This what should have been obvious with a clarity itself providing no possibility of self-lie, of denial, with the Holocaust. That nearly all Jews, from converted out and assimilated to the most rigorously “haredi;” both in the Diaspora and our “state of the Jews” fail, no refuse (Deny) recognition regarding our future (eternal victimization) within our relationship in and with Christendom; our fatal obsession with Christendom (2000 years are hard to make a break with) is the issue of my narrative, this forum: my project.
“I admit to not having the answer, the Jewish solution to Christendom’s inevitable final solution to its Jewish Problem. But posing the question will hopefully inspire another to arrive at it? Certainly silence and worse, self-reassuring platitudes such as “Never Again” are not the answer!”