Academic Hate Propaganda

Commentary by Dr. Gerhard Falk


The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the Walt-Mearsheimer Hate Machine

In 1903, the Russian clergy wrote a book which claimed that a great Jewish conspiracy had taken place in Basel, Switzerland. The book, called The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, claimed that the First Zionist Congress of 1897 had been a meeting of the “Wise Men of Zion” seeking to rule the world. Included in this forgery were all the ancient anti-Jewish canards which finally, in Hitler’s day, led to the gas ovens of Auschwitz.

Prior to that, Henry Ford had this Russian hate rag translated into English. He then disseminated this hate widely in this country and in other English speaking lands even as other haters translated the Protocols into almost every language on earth.

After the Anti-Defamation League sued Henry Ford, he withdrew his hate publications, and in 1993 even a Russian judge declared this book an anti-Jewish forgery. It is only in the Arab countries where this diatribe is still available and widely circulated.

Now come two professors of political science and revive this hate material by publishing a lengthy essay they call a “working paper” in a British magazine, repeating all the bigotry and hate propaganda already in vogue in Hitler’s day and before. Under the guise of “criticizing” Israel, Stephen Walt of Harvard University and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago once more dish out these anti-Jewish assertions:

1.  Jews are money mad. Here the two “academics” blast Israel for seeking and getting American financial aid. They have nothing to say about Egypt receiving $3 billion a year in American money. Furthermore, Walt occupies a “chair” endowed by a Jew. He lives on Jewish money and “bites the hand that feeds him”.

2.  Jews seize the property of others without compensation. This lie is already found in first century hate propaganda, was repeated by Martin Luther and Joseph Göbbels (Hitler’s propaganda chief) a million times and is standard rhetoric among Muslims. The haters claim Israel seized the land of the Palestinians. Of course that was and is impossible. The so-called Palestinians never existed and do not exist. Palestina is the Latin word for Philistines, a people long disappeared from history .The current so-called Palestinians are Arab immigrants from lands surrounding Israel who moved there in order to take advantage of Jewish “blood, sweat and tears” which changed the desert into a land of milk and honey. The Arabs contributed nothing to the land other than murder and bloodshed. Nevertheless, Israel has ceded them Gaza and most of Judea and Samaria. Not good enough, according to Walt and Mearsheimer, who seek the total destruction of Israel in favor of the Arab marauders and killers.

3.  Jews have too much influence on American foreign policy and American life in general. Walt and Mearsheimer call their diatribe “The Israel Lobby and American Foreign Policy”. Here we find predictably that Jews alone govern the U.S., that all media are under Jewish control, that “the Jews have all the money” and that Jews let others fight their wars for them. Not one word about the influence of Arab oil billionaires on American policy. In fact, Walt and Mearsheimer complain that Jews use their money and influence to lobby congress and the administration in favor of Israel. Jews have no right to influence anyone. Only hate mongers have that right, according to these “intellectuals”.

The Walt-Mearsheimer hate propaganda goes on and on. Fortunately, Professor Alan Dershowitz of the Harvard Law school has answered them in detail. Take a look at his essay on your internet web site. Dershowitz proves that the views of Walt and Mearsheimer are taken directly from Nazi web sites. Furthermore, David Duke, Ku Klux Klan boss and the most virulent Nazi in America, praises the theses of Walt and Mearsheimer in the highest terms.

It may seem strange to some that the academy is so full of anti-Jewish hate mongers. This is no surprise to those of us who work there every day. Even as the Anti-Defamation League reports that only 9% of white Americans can be classified as anti-Jewish, while 38% of blacks and Hispanics belong in that category, the academics are largely infested with religious hate resembling pre-Hitler Germany.

In the 1920’s, just prior to the Nazi takeover, the German university professors were the first to welcome “Der Führer” and his hate. This was so because the German academics had for years preached anti-Jewish hate even before Hitler was born. Leopold von Ranke (1795-1886) was the most famous historian of his day. Yet, his writings reveal the most base hate of Jews and almost anyone else not a German. This was true of almost all German history professors, who taught these hatreds to their students who then became teachers in the German schools and passed on the hatred to all their students.

This was also true of philosophers, preachers and law professors. The Nobel prize winner and physics professor Lenard, in 1923, ten years before the Nazi take-over, publicly denounced Albert Einstein, claiming he had created “Jewish physics”, which differed from real German physics . Likewise the famous philosopher Heidegger wore a Nazi uniform and persecuted Jewish professors and students when he became the president of the University of Munich. 

I could easily name hundreds of these German “scholars” who spread anti-Jewish hate throughout Europe in the pre-Nazi days. Now we see this in the American universities and in England again. Yet, I doubt these academic haters can have much influence here. Americans are not greatly impressed by academics, as are the Germans. The vast majority of our people have no such hatreds . Yet, we need to guard against them as best we can. Remember that almost all academics are Democrats, who hate America as much as they hate Israel and Jews in general. Therefore, we Jews need to vote for the Republican party. 86% of Republicans favor the survival of Israel. Only 38% of Democrats favor the survival of Israel. Whose side are we on?

Shalom u’vracha.

Dr. Gerhard Falk is the author of numerous publications, including Football & American Identity (2005) &  Youth Culture and the Generation Gap (2005) with Dr. Ursula A. Falk.

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