Thursday, June 10, 2010
Helen Thomas, Why Not A Little Further?
By now, Helen Thomas's antisemitic rantings have certainly won her a journalist's nightmare of a "good news/bad news" prize. Good news that the world is quoting her, and the bad news is that her position and "good name" are history.
A more WASPy antisemitic would have continued the trend further and dis-invited Jews from living in America, but Thomas can't risk that. She's from a Lebanese family and wouldn't want to be sent there because of American xenophobia*. Her Lebanese grandparents probably grew up with Jews, yes, in Lebanon.
Contrary to Thomas's antisemitic outburst the Jewish diaspora is much larger than central and eastern Europe. There are and have been vibrant Jewish communities all over the middle-east, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Genetic research has proven that we're all related, no matter how far flung.
Like playing mathematical games looking for prime numbers, if you keep on sending us Jews "back" we'll end up in Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel, where the State of Israel is located. No other People have a history of an independent state here, only Jews. Our history book, the Bible, has been recognized for thousands of years as holy by more than just Jews.
*And how can people, from continental North and South America get on that track? All of those not directly descended from any of the native Indian tribes have histories there much shorter than the Jewish History in the HolyLand.
Helen Thomas and the other hypocrites can rant all they want, but they ought to watch out, because they're opening their very own dangerous Pandora's Box.
At least I'm home here in Shiloh. I have no doubt that if I could trace my lineage thousands of years back, I'd discover that Shiloh was their hometown, too.