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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Not at this address

A friend sent me an email a few weeks ago with a curious message. He had mistakenly received a magazine from the next post office box and it was a very strange magazine called Culture Wars. The content was pretty scary. He gave me the neighbor's name. Did I know him? I said that it sounded familiar but that I did not. Would I take a look at it and let him know what I thought?

I looked up the magazine on line (not going to link) and found a link at the SPLC website which explains its ideology. Here is a snippet:
In 1996, Jones changed the name of his magazine to Culture Wars, and he has increasingly focused on the alleged evils of the Jews as he adds to his "continuing series on the Jews." The magazine's cover stories over the last year or so are instructive: "Judaizing: Then and Now," "John Huss and the Jews," "The Converso Problem: Then and Now," "The Judaism of Hitler," "Shylock Comes to Notre Dame" and so on. Jones runs through all the usual anti-Semitic canards -- the ideas that "Jewish media elites" run the country, that Jews are "major players" in pornography, and that Jews are behind Masonry and the French Revolution -- but that's only the start. He also accuses Jews of poisoning society with thinkers such as Karl Marx (a devotee of Satan, says Jones) and Sigmund Freud (who set off an epidemic of sexual sin, he says). And he describes the World War II Nazi genocide of the Jews as "a reaction to Jewish Messianism (in the form of Bolshevism)." Last April, in an article raging about a new president of Notre Dame University, Jones charged that anyone who went to a mainstream university would emerge "with a Jewish world view … and maybe a Jewish spouse." 
I am not real comfortable with hatred or hate speech. Wasn't the way I was raised. I do find that it is increasingly prevalent on the internet. Yesterday I was cruising the web when I ran into a neo nazi publishing house called Counter Currents written by a guy named Dr. Greg Johnson that was equally if not more frightening. Do not check it out unless you have a very strong stomach. Don't get on anyway, you don't want to get any of this stuff on you. Nazi chit chat.

My friend brought the Culture Wars magazine over for me to check out. Anti-semitism with an outsider Catholic pov. Found out that "birth control is a victory for the devil or the masonic, Zionist ADL." That the islamic world and the catholics "needed to ally against the zionists and rid the world of their sinful control."That the rock band Def Leppard was a creation of Jewish "illuminati" record companies that used mind control to help enslave unwitting gentile youth. The Beatles Sergeant Pepper was, of course, an homage to occultist Aleister Crowley.  I learned from the Middle East Research Institute that jews are responsible for 82% of attempts to corrupt humanity. 82% mind you. And on and on...

I googled the name of the magazine's rightful owner. I know who the guy is, an older fellow. And I have run into a few of them around here over the years. The problem is they all look pretty normal. On the outside they look like the guy standing next to you in the pharmacy and maybe they are. You just never know.

I was trying to make a sale to a guy a few years ago, a pretty prominent man, very wealthy and was getting no where. I talked to the go between and told him I felt some strange vibes, maybe the guy, who had visited the gallery one time was a bit anti semitic. The go between said,"Anti semitic, what does that mean?" Well, it means he doesn't like jews so much. "That's it," he slapped his thigh."You're a jew. Gene hates jews."

Great. Problem solved.

I don't know what you do about these sort of things. Don't open up your neighbor's magazines, even if they are put in your box. Better not to know. Do not engage. You can't confront the way people think. You can't meet evil head on and think it will change. Jesus may have been on to something when he said to resist not evil.

Hate is an ever growing problem in society. A cheerios ad featuring a biracial family had the haters out in force on the Huffington Post this week. A San Antonio kid in a mariachi outfit was mercilessly ripped for singing the Star Spangled Banner. People getting vicious online when confronted with minority birthrate statistics. Things are getting pretty darn ugly. Whites, blacks, browns, gays, dems, reps, yids, catholics, everybody is a target.

The Rush Limbaughs and Ann Coulters of the world spew hate speech today that would have been unthinkable twenty years ago. Are we moving forward or backward?

Schools hire and tenure white supremacists. Even California Schools. People like this guy at Cal State University, Long Beach, Kevin McDonald, who is still there by the way. A man who praised Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik. Read some of these profiles. Any of these people happen to live next door?

1 comment:

Ken Seals said...

Could be the guy sitting next to you in the coffee shop. NOT!