WISDOM FROM THE AGES
WHAT SOME FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT JEWS
THE FOLLOWING QUOTES ALL COME FROM NON-JEWS
They outlived all their former enemies, including vast empires such as the Romans and the Greeks. They angered the world with their return to their homeland after 2000 years of exile and after the murder of six million of their brothers and sisters. They aggravated mankind by building, in the wink of an eye, a democratic State which others were not able to create in even hundreds of years. They built living monuments such as the duty to be holy and the privilege to serve one's fellow men. They had their hands in every human progressive endeavor, whether in science, medicine, psychology or any other discipline, while totally out of proportion to their actual numbers. They gave the world the Bible and even their "savior".
So the nations of the world realize that they would have been lost without the Jews. And while their subconscious tries to remind them of how much of Western civilization is framed in terms of concepts first articulated by the Jews, they do anything to suppress it. They deny that Jews remind them of a higher purpose of life and the need to be honorable, and do anything to escape its consequences. It is simply too much to handle for them , too embarrassing to admit, and above all too difficult to live by.
So the nations of the world decided once again to go out of its way in order to find a stick to hit the Jews. The goal: to prove that Jews are as immoral and guilty of massacre and genocide as some of themselves are. All this in order to hide and justify their own failure to even protest when six million Jews were brought to the slaughterhouses of Auschwitz and Dachau; so as to wipe out the moral conscience of which the Jews remind them. And they found a stick. Nothing could be more gratifying for them than to find the Jews into a struggle with another people (who are completely terrorized by their own leaders) against whom the Jews, against their best wishes, have to defend themselves in order to survive. With great satisfaction, the world allows and initiates the rewriting of history so as to fuel the rage of yet another people against the Jews. This in spite of the fact that the nations understand very well that peace between the parties could have come a long time ago, if only the Jews would have had a fair chance. Instead, they happily jumped on the wagon of hate so as to justify their jealousy of the Jews and their incompetence to deal with their own moral issues.
When Jews look at the bizarre play, taking place in The Hague, they can only smile as this artificial game once more proves how the world paradoxically admits the Jews uniqueness. It is in their need to undermine the Jews that they actually raise them.
By Mark Twain
If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one quarter of one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of stardust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way. Properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of; but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk.
His contributions to the world's list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine and abstruse learning are very out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world in all ages; and has done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself and be excused for it. The Egyptians, the Babylonians and the Persians rose, filled the planet with sound and splendour; then faded to dream-stuff and passed away: the Greeks and the Romans followed and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other peoples have sprung up and held their torch high for a time but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished.
The Jew saw them all, survived them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?
The above was written by Mark Twain and first published in HARPER'S magazine, September 1887.
(1) Quoted by Geoffry Wheatcroft in "The Contrversy of Zion", Sinclair-Stevensohn, London, 1996, X1.
(2) Leo Tolstoy, Quoted by Chief Rabbi J.H.Hertz in "A book of Jewish Thought" Oxford University Press, 1966, p.135.
(3) Anatole Leroy Beaulieu, french historian. "Israel among the nations", p.162. 1893, Ibid, p.174.
(4) Thomas Cahill, "The Gifts of the Jews", Doubleday, New York, 1998, p. 240-41.
(5) William Rees Mogg, "The Times", quoted by Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, "Radical then, radical now", Harpercollins, London, 2000, p 4.
(6) Pascal, "Pensees", translation by A.J. Krailsheimer, Penquin, Harmondsworth, 1968, p. 171, 176-77.
(7) Paul Johnson, "A history of the Jews", Weindenfeld & Nicolsohn, London, 1987, p 2.
(8) Matthew Arnold, "Literature and Dogma", Smith, Elder, <Sstyle="BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial" PANLondon, 1876, p 58
(9) Olive Schreiner, South African novelist, quoted by Chief Rabbi J.H. Hertz, p,177,180, Ibid, p. 180.
(10) A.L. Rowse, "Historians I have known", Duckworth, London, 1995, p.
(All of the above authors are gentiles)