Rants and reactions to contemporary politics, art and culture.
Monday, December 5, 2016
The Final Solution: Will Self-Hating Jews Be Accepted by the Alt-Right?
picture of ancient skastika from Lalibela, Ethiopia church (photo: Samzhab)
Will self-hating Jews be allowed to join the Alt-right
movement? It’s always interesting to look at the history of Jewish
collaboration in the Warsaw ghetto and elsewhere. Now that a new generation of
Nazis have come to prominence, it will be interesting to see which Jews will be
selected for admission into the precincts of an Aryan white supremacist party that
aims to do away with Semites, Blacks, Hispanics and anyone who will pollute the
Indo-European blood of the founding fathers. It’s nice to have a Jewish lawyer
and one wonders if the the late Roy Cohn, who had been a friend and mentor
to President-Elect Donald Trump ("What Donald Trump Learned From Joseph McCarthy's Right-Hand Man,"NYT, 6/20/16) would have passed muster with the honchos of
the Alt-right. What's certain is Sieg Heiling would not be enough; anyone can do that and pretend they were simply watching an old Jane Fonda aerobics tape.
Just dressing up like a storm trooper or Aryan Brotherhood gang member as you might on
Halloween in Greenwich Village isn’t going to do the trick either. Nor is changing your name from Levy to Smith or Jones. In order to be
admitted, a Jew is going to have to prove him or herself and do something to
advance the cause of their own extinction, whether actively participating in the Breitbart News Network, wearing a Steve Bannon tee-shirt or boasting a collection of antique Swastikas.
Francis Levy's debut novel, Erotomania: A Romance, was released in August 2008 by Two Dollar Radio.
His short stories, criticism, humor, and poetry have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Village Voice, The East Hampton Star, The Quarterly, Penthouse, Architectural Digest, TV Guide, The Journal of Irreproducible Results, and other publications. One of his Voice humor pieces was anthologized in The Big Book of New American Humor (HarperCollins). He is presently the Co-Director of The Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination (philoctetes.org), where he supervises roundtable discussions on topics as varied as “The Psychology of the Modern Nation State” and “Modern Traffic Theory, Behavior, and Imagination”.