Archive/File: fascism/germany adelson.001 Last-Modified: 1994/10/28 Newsgroups: soc.culture.croatia,soc.culture.europe,soc.culture.jewish,soc.culture.bosna-herzgvna,alt.politics.clinton From: ddc@nyquist..bellcore.com (D.D. Chukurov) Subject: Prof. Adelson: NAZI REVIVAL Message-ID:
Organization: Bellcore Date: Tue, 11 Oct 1994 01:20:54 GMT AT THE CROSSROADS [Analysis & Commentary: By Prof. HOWARD L. ADELSON] T h e N a z i R e v i v a l [The Jewish Press, Friday, June 24, 1994, Page 11] [Reprinted without permission, for 'fair use' only.] It is obviously very difficult to write about the recrudescence of right wing, neo-Nazi activity on a global scale, but that is a fact that cannot be ignored. Unfortunately, as has often been noted in this column, Jewish communities around the world are ill-prepared to face the challenge that rears its Medusa-like head before them. There is not the slightest doubt that the weak response of the American Jewish community when faced with the open anti-Semitism of a Daughtry, a Farrakhan, a Jeffries and a Tatum or a Percy Sutton, has served to embolden the anti-Semites within the Caucasian community. In addition, the fact that a Jewish public relations firm served to popularize and to legitimize the vile Croatian fascist regime of Franjo Tudjman, which has reintroduced tbe disgusting Nazi salute as well as the monetary terms used by the anti-Semitic, fascist, Ustashi, Croatian regime that murdered Jews and Serbs by the hundreds of thousands, served only to confirm the anti-Semites in their opinions about some Jews for whom money predominated over virtue That is a common human failing, but moral men should be immune to that flaw. It should have been the duty of every Jewish organization to recall that, while Serbians were fighting the Nazis and saving Jews, and while Jews were serving in both the Serbian resistance to the Nazis, and even more predominantly in the Partisan resistance, the Croatian fascist Ustashi, of whom Tudjman is the heir, were busily engaged in the slaughter of more than 750,000 innocent Jewish and Serbian men, women and children. At the same time, the Bosnian Moslem SS legions that had been recruited by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el-Husseini, who is a close relative of some of Yasir Arafat's closest lieutenants, were assisting the Germans in carrying out the holocaust in the Balkans. Croatian Ustashi and Bosnian SS played a very active role in the Holocaust. Today, however, we are told by the same Jewish public relations people that we must forgive and forget, that Tudjman - as part of his campaign to destroy Yugoslavia and to salvage the reputation of the Croatian, fascist, Ustashi murderers - has murmured a few words ebout how he went too far in some of his most vicious anti-Sematic statements. That is remmiscent of the radical Jews in the U.S. who have urged the Jewish community to overlook the anti-Semitism of Jesse Jackson. Jews have been told that because of a few words supposedly indicating contrition, they should forgive the persistent anti-Semitic and anti-lsrael acts and words of Jesse Jsckson. Jesse Jackson, however, has never truly reformed. He remains the same bigot as before. In a relatively recent incident he returned vigorously to his anti-Israel incitement by bolding a mass meeting in Jerusalem in favor of the Arabs on his last visit to Israel, after that meeting had been specifically prohibited as an incitement to violence by the Israeli government composed of those appeasers whom Jesse Jackson pretends to admire. In effect, Jackson revealed his contempt for the sovereign Jewish state. Unfortunately, the appeasers could not find the strength of character to expel him and to place him on the next plane out of Israel. Such a determined act would have been widely applauded in this country and around the world, even though it might have excited unfavorable comment from the anti-lsrael New York Times and the Washington Post. The obvious fact is that Jesse Jackson cannot change his spots any more than a leopard can, and Franjo Tudjman is simply the Croatian equivalent of the American bigot. The only real difference is that Tudjman has real political power, and he played a real role in bringing to fruition one of the Nazi war aims, the destruction of Yugoslavia. It is high time for the Jewish community in this country, and for Jews around the world to recognize that they have been sadly misinformed and led astray by those who accepted money to mislead the American people, and the Jews in particular. Contrary to popular opinion and the media in this country, the Serbs in Bosnia are fighting for their survival because they cannot trust the tender mercy of those who killed them by the hundreds of thousands a bare 50 years ago. The Serbs in Croatia, when faced with the threat of a renewal of the massacres carried out by the Croatian Ustashi during the Nazi period, rose up in self-defense against Tudjman and his fascists. It was the fascists and their sympathizers who tore apart the Yugoslav state to carry out the Nazi war aims, long after the defeat of Nazi Germany. They were aided mightily by Foreign Minister Genscher of the German Federal Republic who, despite pleas from the former allied governments, rushed in a most unpleasant manner to recognize the independence of fascist Croatia with the goal of destroying the Yugoslav Republic. We must not forget that those who are reviving the trappings of the wartime fascist state of Croatia are assisting in the arming of the Bosnians who murdered Jews and Serbs during the Second World War. The Serbs, after the Second World War, while suffering under the heel of the communist regime of Marshal Tito, who favored the Croats over the Serbs and was the friend of Abdel Nasser, tried to forgive and forget the horrible suffering to which they had been subjected, but the Croats and the Bosnian Moslems have set their hearts upon the resurrection of their wartime fascist regimes. In self-defense the Serbs have risen up to prevent new massacres. Recognition of the justice of the Serbian cause does not mean that we should condone the strocities commited by ALL sides durinig the fighting in Bosnia-Herzegovina, but it does mean that, while demanding an end to atrocities and punishment for criminals, we also remain aware that it is not in the interests of civilized man to revive the fascist menace in the Balkans in the form of a new Ustashi Croatian state that is openly committed to glorifying those who slaughtered Serbs and Jews. The revival of such a state must be physically opposed. If the Serbs are prepared to stand in the breach to defend civilization from a revival of fascism, they should be congratulated and not attacked. The abuse of experience has gone far enough. The propaganda campaign has twisted the facts after the model of Joseph Goebbels, the propaganda minister of the Third Reich. The dangers looming on the world horizon, and not only in Yugoslavia, are obvious. In the new Germany the evidence of a neo-Nazi revival is inescapable. On May 12, in the German city of Magdeburg, while Germans were celebrating a holiday, a mob of assorted Skinheads, neo-Nazis, and a mixed multitude of right-wing thugs took over the streets in a drunken orgy of violence directed at foreigners, but particularly against dark-skinned Africans. Mobs of 50 or 60 young thugs chased a handful of Africans, who ned for their lives, through the streets of that medieval town. They pursued a group of Africans right into cafe with the intent to commit murder and mayhem. When the thugs spied the Turkish employees of the cafe, they decided to add them to the list of intended victims. The Turks, however, were determined to fight back, and the Africans joined them in the struggle for self-defense. In the ensuing fight, at least six people were injured, and one of the German thugs received multiple stab wounds. After that beginning, as expected, the violence spread throughout the city and continued throughout that day and the following night. The German police in Magdeburg followed the example set by the Dinkins administration during the Crown Heights pogrom. They decided to allow the rioters to wreak havoc, in the hope that eventually they would tire of violence. The innocent suffered, but the police refrained from effective measures. After the riot, the German police estimated that 150 thugs attacked some 30 foreigners. When the police decided to respond, the riot was quickly suppressed. It was a replay of the Crown Heights pogrom! By their own admission, the Magdeburg police arrested 49 Germans, but by evening, all were released! President Richard Weiszscker of the German Federal Republic expressed his shock, horror and amazement at the turn of events. He claims that more than 50 were actually arrested, but that all were virtually immediately released despite the magnitude of their crimes. He asked, "Are they (i.e. the hoodlums) supposed to do more of the same the next day?" That is certainly what happened in Crown Heights while Dinkins and Mario Cuomo refused to act. The tragedy of Magdeburg is obvious even though the authorities, during the following weeks, issued seven arrest warrants and announced that about 30 individuals would be investigated for participation in the disorders. At the same time, the Chief of Police in Magdeburg, Antonius Stockmann, took t he position that it was simply a case of youthful drunkenness which should be explained away by the phrase "boys will be boys." Magdeburg is a signal of the danger. Its officials are like Dinkins and Cunmo who tolerate lawlessness. Germany has seven million foreign residents and guest workers. The handwriting is on the wall. Just as Jabotinsky warned the Jews of Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust of the impending disaster, just so should the thousands of Jews in Germany today be warned by these events. The knowledge of the rebirth of fascism in the Balkans and in Germany, as well as elsewhere, must not be ignored. Even the German press pointed to the inadequacy of the prosecutors in Magdeburg who spoke simply of "youth misled by alcohol," as though that was the real problem. The prosecutors in Mageburg are pale reflections of our own Attorney General Janet Reno, who is following the lead of to David Dinkins and Mario Cuomo in doing nothing in the face of murder based on prejudice. The rise of fascism and the increase in anti-Semitic violence should not be ignored. Wherever fsscism and anti-Semitism rears its head Jews must join with those who are wiliing to step into the breach to defend mankind and civilization. We must never allow the councils of inaction and excuse to gain the upper hand. Those who refuse to act must be forced from public office. Only thus will tragedy be averted. =============================================================== -- I speak for no one and no one speaks for me -- ===============================================================
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