At this blog, I advance a number of controversial ideas. First and foremost is that Leftism is a form of Crowdism, which is individualism run amok that in groups, creates collectives hell-bent on “equality,” or the idea that all individuals are acceptable regardless of the consequences of their actions. Like Socialism, or “reward before performance,” this is a form of conflict-avoidance that results in lowered quality.
Perhaps more strikingly upsetting to some readers is my stand against anti-Semitism, which I criticize as failing to identify the real villains (Crowdism, diversity, Leftism, equality) and as a result, creating a scapegoat which will exhaust us and strengthen the actual problem. But even fewer like the statement that Zionism is a variation of Nationalism, just as German National Socialism was.
From an unlikely source — the article loses the narrative some time after this, but makes this point with great clarity:
The founder of the modern Zionist movement was a Jewish writer named Theodor Herzl…Fifty one years later, when the “State of Israel” was solemnly proclaimed at a meeting in Tel Aviv, above the speakers’ podium at the conference was, appropriately, a large portrait of Herzl.
In his book Herzl explained that regardless of where they live, or their citizenship, Jews constitute not merely a religious community, but a nationality, a people. He used the German word, Volk. Wherever large numbers of Jews live among non-Jews, he said, conflict is not only likely, it’s inevitable. He wrote: “The Jewish question exists wherever Jews live in noticeable numbers. Where it does not exist, it is brought in by arriving Jews … I believe I understand anti-Semitism, which is a very complex phenomenon. I consider this development as a Jew, without hate or fear.”
In his public and private writings, Herzl explained that anti-Semitism is not an aberration, but rather a natural response by non-Jews to alien Jewish behavior and attitudes. Anti-Jewish sentiment, he said, is not due to ignorance or bigotry, as so many have claimed. Instead, he concluded, the ancient and seemingly intractable conflict between Jews and non-Jews is entirely understandable, because Jews are a distinct and separate people, with interests that are different from, and which often conflict with, the interests of the people among whom they live.
Theodor Herzl possessed a wisdom that modern nationalists lack: diversity does not work because each group must self-define so that it can rule itself according to its own standards, and the presence of other groups interrupts that and causes conflict. Racism, genocide and bigotry originate in that tension.
People may wonder why I write in support of Zionists, but it is not from neoconservative reasons, but rather the opposition. The proposition nation cannot work. What works is Nationalism, or each nation being defined by a Volk or ethnic group.
This has many tangible advantages. With a strong culture, less government is needed, and so life can be simpler and less formal. The formalization central to modern life creates high overhead and increases entropy by applying inflexible, universal rules to many particular situations, causing conflict and loss of energy.
One great irony — a lugubrious one — of WWII and the current neo-Nazi movements is that the Jews and Germans ultimately agreed on the correct solution, which was dissolution of the multiracial state and its replacement with ethnostates. Identitarian politics works; democratic equality and its ethnic counterpart, diversity, do not.
The article goes on:
On the basis of their shared views, Germans and Jews worked together for what each community believed was in its own best national interest. The Hitler government vigorously supported Zionism and Jewish emigration to Palestine from 1933 until 1940-41, when the Second World War prevented further extensive collaboration. / 9
(During the war years attitudes hardened, and policy shifted drastically. The German policy of collaboration with Zionists and support for Jewish emigration to Palestine gave way to a harsh “final solution” policy.)
During the 1930s, the central SS newspaper, Das Schwarze Korps, repeatedly proclaimed its support for Zionism. An article published in 1935, for example, told readers: / 10
“The recognition of Jewry as a racial community based on blood and not on religion leads the German government to guarantee without reservation the racial separateness of this community. The government finds itself in complete agreement with the great spiritual movement within Jewry, the so-called Zionism, with its recognition of the solidarity of Jewry around the world, and its rejection of all assimilationist notions. On this basis, Germany undertakes measures that will surely play a significant role in the future in the handling of the Jewish problem around the world.”
Today, Leftists attack Israel for the same reason they attacked Germany: Israel is a successful ethnostate, and this serves as an affront to the Leftist principle of equality. If anyone succeeds outside the mental ghetto of Leftism, the veracity of all of Leftism will be in doubt, and it must be smashed.
In that way, the ongoing terrorist war between Palestinians and Israelis is re-styled as cruel Jewish rednecks beating up on the sainted, innocent Palestinians for no reason other than “racism” and an inner cruelty. Current Leftist propaganda is more extreme than anything Der Sturmer was able to publish during the Third Reich.
As time goes on, we see that the Nationalists — even if their methods were in crucial cases, deplorable — were correct: diversity cannot work. It will exterminate the Jewish people as surely as it exterminates European populations. The mature response is to cast aside the nonsense idea of diversity, and to pursue instead what works.