by Felix Quigley
23 December, 2009
It is very important to puncture the idea that the Arabs have been motivated by anti imperialism. What they were motivated by was good, old fashioned anti Jew hatred.
Leon Trotsky was asked what was his political position towards the 1929 Arab attacks against the Jews?:
He answered that he had not yet studied the issue adequately and that he was in the process of doing so. That he did not know what elements were involved, anti British feeling in other words anti imperialism, (I paraphrase) or whether it was the hatred of the Arab, Islam [using specifically the word “Mohammedans”] for Jews, in other words anti-Semitism.
Francisco Gil White made a very thorough study of this and his study cuts the ground from under the anti imperialist part of the answer of Trotsky.
That the Arabs are anti imperialist is a dominant theme inside the revisionist Left now and for a long time past. It is a strange concept because it is blatantly obvious that the ruling capitalist class governments of every country under the sun are up to their necks in collaboration with the Arab rulers.
So when the revisionist Left come forward and also support the Arabs they are singing from the same hymn sheet as their own governments. Some Left!
The most that you can say about the Arab regimes is that they are also imperialist and that they are competing with other imperialist powers on a world stage. And this fits the bill because we know that Islam conquered half the known world and was a bloody and an imperialist force. Yet the US with EU is the dominant force. One does not negate the other.
In order to make Islam or Arabs in to anti imperial forces the revisionist Left really have to invent this in their own heads. Make it fit their own schema, and this is what Nathan Weinstock was doing, thus Gil White was correct to tackle Nathan Weinstock head on
[Begin quote from Francisco Gil White here]
As you may recall from Part 1, even anti-Zionist historian Nathan Weinstock recognizes that the ‘Palestinian movement’ in British Mandate ‘Palestine’ was not exactly admirable. It was, he says, “deformed by racism.” Racism against whom? The British? That should be the first hypothesis for a movement that Weinstock calls “the Palestinian anti-colonialist movement,” because the British were the occupying imperialist/colonialist power in charge. But no, as Weinstock himself concedes, this movement was racist against the Jews (Zionist or not, mind you). Weinstock’s admission that the ‘Palestinian’ movement’s flag was anti-Jewish racism is important because it comes from someone who would like to defend the justice of this movement.
Precisely in order to defend this movement, Nathan Weinstock would like you to think that the violent racism of so-called ‘Palestinian’ Arabs was “understandable” because, he claims, the Zionist Jews and the British were “clearly” allied with each other against the Arabs (see Part 1). This representation is absurd. As Weinstock himself admits,
1) the British imperialists were helping the Arabs kill Jews (see Part 1 for Weinstock’s admission; British support for anti-Jewish terrorist violence is documented below);
and as Weinstock also admits,
2) the Arab feudal lords in ‘Palestine’ incited racist violence against the Jews in order to create a climate to intimidate fellow Arabs who might want to get along with the mostly socialist Jews, the better to further exploit the downtrodden Arab commoners (see Part 3)
Therefore, it is amazing that Weinstock, who says he is an anti-imperialist Marxist, should not defend the interpretation that the British ruling class and the Arab ruling class were allied against ordinary Arabs and Jews. After all, as I also show in Part 3, the Zionist Jews had no role in oppressing the Arabs; on the contrary, the Zionist Jews were indirectly and directly helping to end the oppression which the Arab (effendi) feudal lords made the ordinary (fellahin) peasant Arabs to suffer.
Nathan Weinstock would also like you to think that this allegedly ‘Palestinian’ movement was an expression of a Palestinian Arab “national consciousness.” But this is quite impossible. As I show in Part 1, the ideology of this movement was just plain old anti-Jewish racism, of the traditional sort in the Muslim world, and quite comparable — notwithstanding Weinstock’s loud protestations to the contrary — to the traditional European anti-Jewish racism that produced the Shoah (Holocaust). Moreover, as I show in Part 2, ‘Palestine’ as such never existed, and neither was there ever any such thing as an ‘Arab Palestinian’ population with a ‘Palestinian identity,’ much less Weinstock’s alleged “national consciousness.” Most of the so-called ‘Palestinian Arabs,’ as I also show in Part 2, were immigrants from elsewhere attracted by the economic boom that the Zionist Jews created when they transformed a desolate land into an oasis (few people are even aware of this).
So, although Nathan Weinstock may refer to the racist movement that killed innocent Jews in British Mandate ‘Palestine’ as the “Palestinian anti-colonialist movement,” the well-documented facts suggest that this movement had absolutely nothing to do with fighting colonialism. On the contrary, the aristocratic Arab leaders of repeated terrorist violence against ordinary Arabs and Jews were directly sponsored and assisted by the colonialist British Mandate government and the colonialist British military, as I will document below in some detail. It was this British sponsorship and assistance that initially set in motion the so-called ‘Palestinian movement.’ Later, the Nazis would also sponsor it. And after that, the United States.
Anybody who chooses to defend the ‘Palestinian movement’ should do so in full awareness of the facts documented below.
[End quote from Gil White here]
The above is from an article titled “How did the Palestinian movement emerge? The British sponsored it. Then the German Nazis, and the US”
Find it on the following url
Gil White does then an outstanding job in showing how German and Italian Nazi propaganda against the Jews flooded the Middle East and all Arab countries. There was machinery in place and a structure that enabled this.
Gil White tells of how the German Government of Hitler was flooded with congratulations when and because it had passed the Nuremburg Laws, congratulations coming from all parts of the Arab world.
A question related to this must be answered. Why did the Nazi propaganda against Jews receive such a ready hearing in the Arab countries? Is there something connected to being an Arab that enabled the Nazi propaganda to be effective?
This brings to the question of Islam, the ideology which drives the Arab movement. John Bostom and Robert Spencer in their knowledge of the Koran have done important work which helps to answer this question. [We will examine their work later]
The study of this 1930s period and how the Arab world mobilized against the Jews is of great importance to the present. Instead of there being a Fascist movement as there was Hitler and Mussolini, there is today another Fascist movement, which is strangely enough concentrated outside Israel in the combined and united efforts of the revisionist “Left”, really a Fascist Nazi type movement in its anti-Semitic ideology, linked up with the openly Fascist anti-Semitic Islam which is operating like a rash in all countries, especially in countries in Europe, where the invective against Jews is strongest. You can see this Fascist movement of the revisionist “left” as they attempt to isolate and destroy the Jewish Homeland with their urgings for boycott, also in the caravans and boat sailings to break the “siege” of Gaza. They help and hand over money to a Jew killing and Jew hating movement in Hamas in Gaza, while Fatah’s exactly the same, although some very stupid Israeli Jews seek to work with Fatah. Meanwhile state governments such as that of Bush and Obama have been in alliance with Arabs and Islam against the Jewish Homeland. The aim is to bring the Jewish Homeland down. There can be no other aim because these are not stupid people.
Over the past 20 years the Iranian regime has made many threats to destroy Israel. Yet we hear people who argue in the west that Iran does not pose any threat to Israel. Just last week Iran has perfected a very advanced rocket which can reach Israel. There is no outcry. It seems that public opinion has been conditioned by many events and much propaganda to be totally blasé at the thought of Israel being struck by a Nuclear Bomb.
The world thus is not obsessed with the thought of Israel being hit by a Nuclear Bomb and the deaths of millions, which actually would include many Arabs as well. The world is obsessed with the war which Israel fought against Hamas, a war that was forced on to Israel, which it tried to avoid for many years. Even an imbecile should be able to see that.
Very alarming is the position of the trade unions, who on this issue are part of this Fascist force we mentioned above, even though Fascism will scrap all union organization. As we shall see later anti-Semitism is blind in its fury! The Fascist and Nazi British Trade Union Congress passes a resolution to isolate Israel, at this time! British unions are a strange ideological concoction but…There are shades here of the pact which Stalin made with Hitler in 1939.
Some reading I have been doing centres on references to a German Nazi called Rudolf Hoss
I will jot some points down now and edit them on Monday…
Rudolf Hoss, the Commandant of the largest concentration camp in Poland, was in 1942 called to a meeting with Himmler and was told that the Fuhrer had given the order for “a final solution of the Jewish Question”
“We the SS must carry out that order. If it is not carried out now the Jews will later on destroy the German people”
[Page 702, Hitler, by John Toland]
The parallel is clear
Everybody seems to discard the lies that Iran has been caught out in spreading. The Iran Government was caught out hiding the secret plant in Qom. They have also been caught out contradicting each other. Yet there are many people who believe Iran when it says it is looking for peaceful nuclear targets. They are expecting Iran to be telling the truth and not expecting Iran to be liars. The only answer for this psychosis is that people have been already indoctrinated in to a great hatred for Israel.
Back to Toland
“The decision taken the Fuhrer made it known to those entrusted with the Final Solution that the killings should be done as humanely as possible”
[Page 703, Hitler by John Toland]
The horror of this statement is explained by Toland, and it is alarming.
Toland explains that Hitler was under the influence of Christian antisemitism, and felt that he was doing their work in eliminating this “menace” to humanity, the Jews.
It is very similar to the speeches of Ahmadinejad re Zionists, the same thing really
Toland quotes Hitler directly
“I am now as before a catholic, and will always remain so”
“…he carried within him its teaching that the Jew was the killer of God”
“…The extermination therefore could be done without a twinge of conscience since he was merely acting as the avenging hand of God so long as it was done impersonally without cruelty
There is an almost exact parallel from the Hitler of 1941 to the Ahmadinejad and the Revolutionary Guards of today. The religion is different but the concept is the same.
Hitler was operating in the midst of incredible losses in the Russian Front.
Up to February 20, 1942…199,448 dead, 708,351 wounded, 112, 627 frostbite!
These pages by Toland are very important because it is shown that no matter that the Germans were being threshed by the Russians, and this had a serious effect on Hitler, his health, his manner, his appearance, yet he did not ever lose sight of the extermination of the Jews
“My prophesy shall be fulfilled that this war will not destroy Aryan humanity but it will destroy the Jew. Whatever the battle may bring in its course or however long ity may last, that will be its final course”
Toland Page 709
Toland perceptively adds to this the following
“The elimination of Jewry overrode victory itself”
In conclusion I believe that something very similar is happening around the personage of Ahmadinejad and the crazy chaos inducing Mahdi returning bullshit of the Shia religion of Islam that is driving Ahmadinejad on to create a great massacre of the Jews, the meaning of his drive for Nuclear arms, in order to do just that.
It is well to remember at this time that Hitler emerged right out of the Christian ethos and that the ground for the Holocaust was laid long before.