The Universalist Holocaust

The Universalist Holocaust by Daniel Greenfield, is such a great essay that I hesitate to make any comments on it.

Suffice it to say that if you ever wondered exactly where the split came from between the Far Left surrenderist (sic) appeasement artists and those of us who demand first and foremost an aggressive, pre-emptive stance on defending Israel (and America, and indeed, the values of the Judeo-Christian West), instead of bending over and praying we will not be raped, enslaved or murdered, Greenfield's essay provides an excellent detailed and concise explanation.

Here are a few exemplary paragraphs, but I highly recommend reading the original here.
The Jewish response to the Holocaust fell into these two categories. Never Again and Teach Tolerance. And the two responses were segmented by population. Never Again became the credo of Israel and Teach Tolerance became the credo of the Western Diaspora. There were many Israelis who believed in teaching tolerance and many Western Jews who believed in self-defense, but for the most part the responses were structural. And yet the divide between Nationalists and Universalists also predated the Holocaust.
The Holocaust was a transformative event, but only to a degree, the responses to it came out of earlier debates that had been going on for two generations. Before the Holocaust, the Czarist pogroms had led to the same fork in the road between a collective struggle for a better world and national self-defense. The current debates about Israel revisit an old argument that has been going on for well over a century...
...Jewish Nationalists understood what was coming last time. They understand what is coming this time. Yet no matter how many times they are proven right, from Warsaw to Jerusalem, the beautiful dreamers refuse to listen to the pattern of history which proves them wrong. They're still waiting for the European Union, the United Nations, for the dead hand of history to let go and the better world to be born out of the ashes of the old, out of the ashes of the Zionist state, its kosher food and its law. 
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