I just had some fun writing this letter:
Hello. I write in response to John Podhoretz's "Derrick Bell in 1994: ‘Jewish Neoconservative Racists’", at http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/03/09/derrick-bell-jewish-neoconservative-racists/. My response is rather off-topic, and not exactly relevant to Podhoretz's subject, but I wish to make some remarks which I nevertheless feel need to be said.
Podhoretz condemns Bell for writing about "all the Jewish neoconservative racists who are undermining blacks in every way they can". Well, actually, I would say Bell is exactly right, although he himself probably lacks the faintest clue why. Hans-Hermann Hoppe, in "The Intellectual Incoherence of Conservatism" (http://mises.org/daily/1766), quotes Irving Kristol: "[T]he basic principle behind a conservative welfare state ought to be a simple one: wherever possible, people should be allowed to keep their own money—rather than having it transferred (via taxes to the state)—on the condition that they put it to certain defined uses." Hoppe comments, "This view is essentially identical to that held by modern, post-Marxist European Social-Democrats." I forget where, but I recall seeing a Neoconservative somewhere argue that thanks to Otto von Bismarck, the socialist leviathan welfare state is perfectly legitimate in the eyes of conservatives. The fact is, Neoconservatives are socialists, not only in their policy advocacy, but even in their lineage, as they are all Trotskyites. Now then, what does the welfare state do to blacks? As Walter E. Williams shows us, it does nothing to blacks but impoverish them. So Bell is correct: Neoconservatives are in fact "undermining blacks in every way they can", via their support of socialism.
I cannot help but notice that Neoconservatives are not only anti-black, but antisemitic as well. (As we know, Jews have no compunctions against being antisemitic.) How else can we possibly interpret their constant clarion call for the United States to imperialistically dominate Israel? True, they do not put it in such words, but few villains ever openly state their true intent. Instead, they must obfuscate by euphemism if not by outright lie. See, for example, George Orwell's "Politics and the English Language". With Hanukkah, we learn that when two brothers vied for the office of high priest and invited a foreign power to adjudicate their dispute, the result was a foreign power conquering Israel and attempting to erase Judaism. Not long after, two Hasmonean princes, vying for kingship, invited Rome to adjudicate their dispute, and the rest is history. In essence, Neoconservatives today demand the United States behave towards Israel in exactly the fashion that Seleucid Syria and Rome did. Ron Paul was correct when he said, in his interview with Jack Hunter following his (Paul's) exclusion from the Republican Jewish Coalition Forum, that true Zionism means self-independence and a cessation of infantile reliance on a foreign imperial dominator. Well, as an Orthodox Jew living in Israel, I say, we expelled the British Empire from Israel and we shall expel the American Empire as well, no matter how many Neoconservative Jews side against Israel. See Dr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr.'s article "Ron Paul and Israel" (http://www.tomwoods.com/blog/ron-paul-and-israel/), which is in fact an except of a letter I sent to Dr. Walter Block in response to his An Open Letter to the Jewish Community in Behalf of Ron Paul (http://www.lewrockwell.com/block/block88.html). Long story short, America's imperialist domination of Israel shall soon end, if no other reason than that the Keynesian economics endorsed by the Neoconservatives (among other political factions) shall, if not altered, soon lead to runaway hyperinflation in the United States. Enjoy the mess you've created for yourselves, because you deserve every punishment conceivable for the crimes committed by the welfare-warfare leviathan state you advocate on behalf of. Here in Israel, we shall we heartbroken to see the American people destroyed by Neoconservative national-socialism, but we not shed a single tear when the Neoconservatives collectively fall into the pit they have dug for themselves with their crimes against humanity in general and against blacks and Jews in particular. (Not to mention your flagrant violation of the laws of economics. But the laws of economics can really be no more violated than the laws of gravity. Your socialism shall come back to rob you of everything you have.)
Oh, and I cannot resist adding: if I did support Neoconservatives, I would vote Barack Obama. He is twice the Neoconservative Bush ever was. (My brother has been saying for years now that Obama is like Bush's little brother, who strives to show his big brother that he can follow loyally in his footsteps. But see also Glenn Greenwald, "Vote Obama – if you want a centrist Republican for US president" (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/dec/27/vote-obama-centrist-republican).)
Thank you, and sincerely,
I am an alumnus of the Machon Meir yeshiva in Jerusalem, and I am presently studying for a BA in political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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