A Charming Story
Many decades ago, I learned to type with a special keyboard developed in the Netherlands, the Velotype. This machine, with its few keys, could help you not to type letters but whole syllables at once, and enabled you to type thrice as fast as with the standard Qwerty keyboard. (In the end, it didn’t help me as my thinking wasn’t fast enough to put this speed to use.)
I was told that the Dutch TV news used it to subtitle non-Dutch clips. While a life interview or a just obtained videotape was broadcasted, away from miles, a translator would speak a translation in Dutch, and a velotypist would type in the text. Life-typed translations are still done there, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they still used that winning formula.
They told me that Henry Kissinger was the fastest speaker in the world. No stenographer could keep up with him. Even if they could, the abbreviations first had to be expanded to fully typed English before it could be read.
Once, Kissinger spoke in the Netherlands, and a velotypist was hired to eternalize his words. After his speech, he walked up to him and asked: Would you like what you said in writing? He answered: Sure; my secretary will tell you where to send it. No need to send it, here it is, he replied, handing him the printout. His eyes turned very large from amazement.
A Stern Reprimand
A most respectable newscaster, who I will not name, wrote something problematic about Kissinger at his passing. It was meant as a generous compliment, no doubt. Yet, this eloquent journalist, always supporting Jews and Zionism, has blown an antisemitic dog whistle, and I want to correct his mistake. An honest mistake is still a mistake.
I don’t always agree with this top reporter, but I have great respect for him and his zeal, and I’m sure he has benefitted us all tremendously. I’m a nobody compared to him, and I won’t contradict him publicly. Besides, whodunnit is not the issue. The issue is don’t speak about Jews like that.
The esteemed author called Kissinger ‘the most powerful Jew of the previous century.’ That is incorrect and misleading!
No Diaspora Jew has power. Calling Jews powerful adds to the well-known antisemitic myth that Jews would be ruling the world or striving to do so.
Look at the interview of Jared Kushner, a millionaire and special advisor to former President Trump, and his panic. Kushner squirms like hell when the interviewer tries to get him to disagree with the leader of the Free World.
The powers-to-be keep the Jews hostage in exchange for protection, although we know that eventually, we’ll be thrown under the bus when the rulers try to clear their names by blaming us. Still, working for them gives us some more respite from another antisemitic execution. As long as the leftist mind is poisoned by antisemitism or an inability to stand up against Jew-hatred, we have nowhere to go but to the right.
Again now, the left came out labeling Kissinger a war criminal as if policy was his call. He gained much respect, but power? You’ve got to be kidding.
‘Henry Kissinger was one of the most destructive Secretaries of State in modern history, … creating a power vacuum [causing] the butchering of 3 million innocent Cambodians, one of the worst genocides in the history of the world.’ That was, of course, a mass murder committed by Pol Pot and his Communist Khmer Rouge, whom the US was fighting, not by Kissinger:
‘Kissinger: a monster of monsters, … this devil, this satanic piece of crap’:
Of course, the left has no copyright on this. Chris Christie even claims when he says Kushner got ‘bribed’ with $ 2B by the Saudis to manipulate his father-in-law, ‘that’s your taxpayer money.’ Doesn’t add up, of course.
If you must name the most powerful Jew of the twenty-first century, how about Ben-Gurion? Set up and ran a new democracy while neighbors tried to finish Hitler’s work. Or Einstein, who answered to no one.