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Stephen Silverman and the Sickness of Jewish Privilege – Grenfell Towers Fire

16 Jun

[Published 16 June, 2017] 

Stephen-Silverman

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In recent months, I’ve posted several blogs concerning Zionism, Jewish privilege and victimhood, and the Israeli Lobby; so, the last I want to do – following the fire that engulfed Grenfell Towers, which has resulted in the needless loss of in excess of more than 100 lives – is write a blog about a Zionist and prominent member of the UK Jewry, who unwisely thought it wise to make light of the tragedy, by shamelessly seeking to point score against one of his perceived enemies.

Now, please don’t get me wrong on this. Like any human being, I am the first to admit, that I have occasionally taken a swipe at, and derived amusement and satisfaction, from seeing those whom I have reason to dislike, get their comeuppance, so-to-speak.

However, the last thing I would ever do, is seek to derive pleasure from their death, an injury, or suffering. Neither would I intentionally or otherwise, seek to trivialise and weaponise a tragedy such as the Grenfell Towers fire, and certainly never in order influence someone else’s opinion, belittle, or express a particular repulsion or dislike for someone.

In this case, Stephen Silverman, aka Mr. Slitherman, aka @bedlamjones, and the ‘enforcer’, who is the ‘Director of Prosecutions and Investigations’, for a so-called nefarious fake charity, Campaign Against AntiSemitism (CAA), sought to denigrate Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the UK Labour party, purely to further the Jewish cause of perpetual victimhood and the Jewish communities’ general dislike for him, because of his peaceful stance in the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict.

For those that do not know, Slitherman is a known harasser of women on social media, which he was recently forced to admit in open court, at Westminster Magistrates, in December 2016, in what has turned out to be a failed and misconceived attempt by CAA, to criminalise valid criticism of Israel’s war crimes and human rights abuses. The case was sponsored by the Israeli government itself and has since been dropped.

In a now deleted post on Twitter, Slitherman’s cheap and – quite frankly, what can only be described as a despicable pot-shot – claimed that Corbyn’s proposals to support the Grenfell Towers survivors – who are now homeless and the families of victims of the fire – was “a grotesque, self-serving cynicism.”

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Slitherman posted this comment in the wake of the fire and Corbyn’s condemnation of Theresa May’s inaction and alleged coverup of the tragedy.

The condemnation, concerning May’s unwillingness to meet residents; that her government purposely sat on a fire safety report, that could have prevented this tragedy had the report’s recommendations been implemented; and the suspicion and concern that her government is micromanaging the aftermath of the tragedy, including withholding details on the total number of deaths.

What Slitherman was referring to, when posting what he did, were Corbyn’s subsequent comments in Parliament and, unlike May’s refusal to do so, his willingness to visit local residents, as if he was conducting a public relations exercise.

Anyone who knows Corbyn, knows that this is simply not so and utterly outrageous to even suggest it.

One individual, who commented on the post, also suggested that Slitherman was attempting to smear Corbyn with a wrongly attributed quote that was actually made by Winston Churchill. The quote concerned the requisitioning privately owned property, to rehouse people who were made homeless after WWII. It was the reviled Daily Mail that published Churchill’s quote as Corbyn’s. Slitherman, either knowingly or otherwise, was repeating the smear in order to compound it.

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For absolute clarity, the quote in question – was, in fact – made by Churchill.

Before deleting his callous and mendacious smear of Corbyn, however – which was not his first, and which he only did… after it was pointed out him how despicable it was – Slitherman’s post had 16 retweets, 20 favourites, and various follow-up posts by those in apparent like-minded awareness and agreement with his intentions in posting what he did.

For the record, I, myself, have been on the receiving end of Slitherman’s bile, and it was not pleasant. Clearly, the only person guilty of being “grotesque” and of “self-serving cynicism” here, is Slitherman himself.

It truly despairs and pains me to say this – but Slitherman, like so many other Zionists and anti-Corbynites – are truly pernicious and resentful specimens, who will use any means at their disposal to discredit their self-created enemies.

As a closer to this blog, it is also worth noting, that 72 members of May’s government are landlords of private and/ or social housing – all of whom, voted against and filibustered a proposal by Corbyn – to recommend installation of sprinkler systems in all or most high-rise residential buildings.

A proposal that – had it  been passed – could have prevented the deaths of the victims in the Grenfell Towers fire.

Perhaps Slitherman should consider “whispering” more quietly next time!

Author: Jason Schumann

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Does the Zionist Lobby Really Exist?

20 Dec

 

Ask yourself, does the Zionist lobby really exist?

If it does, is it Jewhate or antiSemitic, to say that it does?

In short, the answer is both ‘Yes’ to the first part; and ‘No’, to the second!

Yes, the ‘lobby’ does exist; and ‘No’, it is not – by any means – antiSemitic or Jewhate (as it should be called), to say so!

The very fact that members of the Global Jewish diaspora, Zionists and supporters of, and the Israeli government itself, are currently applying strong-arm and subversive (international) pressure; to silence – any and all – dissent, and criticism against the state of Israel – via means of lobbying sovereign governments – and; more recently, bringing private prosecutions, against historical revisionists, or those who support the BDS movement and/ or who condemn or challenge Israel’s war crimes against Palestinians – is, frankly, evidence enough.

That these ‘nefarious’ groups and individuals – who, less than 100 years ago, sought to lobby the British and US governments, to support the legitimisation of the illegal annexation and occupation of Palestine (via the Balfour declaration and Havaara agreement) – and then the subsequent lobbying of the United Nations; to decriminalise Zionism, as a form of racism – as was led and orchestrated by B’Nai B’Rith, the oldest advocacy organisation for Jewish supremacy – is an anathema, and further evidence of their existence and such activities.

To be clear, it was European Jews who set up the world’s modern banking system- yes, of course they along with other (non Jewish) merchant financiers and ‘nobles’ – who funded the beginnings of global trade, British imperialism and also supported the continuation of slavery and two subsequent wars in 20th century Europe.

(Note: Until the establishment of the modern banking system, money lending was forbidden by Christians and Muslims).

 

Indeed, it was none other than a singular, profiteering, Nat Meyer Rothschild  (one of the founding fathers of Zionism and the establishment of Israel) and a family member and business partner – one August Belmont, also Jewish, of German origin – who, via the Rothschilds’ New York office – vehemently fought against the British government and Abraham Lincoln, to abolish slavery – in order to protect the former’s financial and business interests.

In case you are somehow – stupidly, and bizarrely, ignorant and unaware – it was, in point of fact, only because of successive boycotts of the sale and purchase of goods, like cotton and coffee – that the slave trade; and subsequent indenture system, of Afrikans – ever came to an end. It was Nat Rothschild himself who raised the finances to compensate – yes, ‘compensate’ – slave and plantation owners.

(Oh noes, boycotting Israel, for its crimes against humanity, is antiSemitic. Cough)!

 

As Jonathan Hoffman, a former Bank of England official, recently stated in a Facebook comment;

“Why shout when you can whisper”.

 

This quote, by Hoffman, is apparently a tactic used by Court Jews (Marranos); on how to ruin, and to condemn their critics and perceived enemies.

On the contrary, Hoffman actually believes:

“shining a sunlight on such dissenters”,  rather than whispers about them.

How noble of him!

 

(Note: No one, should ever doubt the suffering of Jews; certainly not me, as I am an individual of Afrikan and Jewish ancestry. I regularly receive abuse (on social media) for being ghey – mostly about my HIV status – and the fact that I am also often called a ‘nigger’ and a ‘self-loathing Jew’ (due to my Grandfather’s heritage) – you can guess who abuses me for the latter)!

 

Aside, in the UK, the organisation, recently founded and run by one Robert Festenstein, of Jewish Human Rights Watch has failed, miserably, to outlaw the BDS movement, as a valid form of freedom of expression, and dissent against criminal regimes, like Israel.

Similarly, the woeful Campaign Against AntiSemitism (CAA), led by the odious, spot-nosed and vexatious Gideon Falter, has so far, failed – despite his/ its continued efforts to suppress freedom of speech in the UK – and has had to resort to private prosecutions, in order to criminalise any form of public dissent against Israel.

I, am now apparently one of its targets. Needless to say, any claims or charges laid against me, will ultimately fail; as I can substantiate everything I say!

(Because of his threats against me about the fact that I dare to have the affront to make a challenge against him and speak out against the lobby; Gideon has decided to target me. It is because of these threats that, he is now subject to civil and criminal complaints, for harassment).

Gideon’s so-called ‘charitable’ organisation, is nothing more than a sham, attempting to subvert UK law, by means of bullying, threats, and coercion. This fact has been reported to the Charity Commission.

Any further attempts (by Gideon, CAA, or its ‘volunteers’) to harass or vilify me will be dealt with, severely.

Only recently, Gideon’s CAA, applauded Theresa May’s decision, to suggest that criticism of Israel, is antiSemitic; and therefore a punishable offence.You can see a link on their website and Facebook page.

This would be like allowing the government of Saudi to go unquestioned, regarding the cluster bombs it has used (that are in fact supplied by the UK) to target innocent Yemenis; or Mugabe’s regime, and its efforts to silence his critics and oust White Afrikans, from their adopted and purchased lands in Zimbabwe. Equally, allowing the faux White Helmets (founded by a British military officer) – or Syrian Observatory for Human Rights – to even remotely pretend that they are in any way humanitarian in their purpose.

As for the Community Security Trust (CST) – another nefarious organisation – which is currently being investigated by the Charity Commission, HMRC, and other public bodies – for its financial irregularities, which is also accused of having links to Mossad. CST uses its position to influence and leverage funding from the British government, at the expense of other minority groups who have suffered greater harm and abuse.

For example, in March 2016, CST secured £13.4m of taxpayers’ funding, to secure Jewish schools and places of worship. Yes, the Jewish community has and continues to be targeted by certain pervasive elements, but the vast majority of CST’s figures, for recorded abuse and attacks, have taken place online.

This is insignificant, in comparison to the murders, attacks, and abuse of other minority groups. Have any of these groups received any (UK) government funding or support? The answer is, NO! So why should CST and members of the Jewish community receive special protection? The narrative is simply; “We are the only ones who are being oppressed and discriminated against; We are the Chosenites”!

All of the above organisations have active and professional business links, to the Israeli government and politically active B’Nai B’Rith, as well as the World Zionist Organisation, which was founded and is run by Eitan Behar.

Here is what Eitan has to say about criticism of Israel on the WZO website:

“Our multilingual team of interns uses social networking to monitor, track and expose Antisemitic statements and expressions. We aim to give people like you the tools needed to counter and report anti-Jewish bigotry wherever and whenever it occurs. As proud Jews and Zionists, we publicly act to confront prejudice and demand an end to hateful messages.”

 

Interestingly, the pernicious and racist, Ambrosine Shitrit, of the socalled antihate org,  Eye On AntiSemitism, recently posted on social media, that she had a meeting with Eitan Behar, to discuss combatting valid criticism of Israel.

The purpose of her meeting with Eitan Behar was to discuss strategy to target individuals, like myself, and how to lobby and influence the UK government to criminalise holocaust revisionism/ ists, and the boycotting of Israeli goods.

She is quite blatant about her efforts on social media, and so is her hatred of Muslims and Palestinians. All information of these efforts is available on her Facebook pages and the World Zionist Organisation website.

Mrs. Shitrit has also posted numerous defamatory comments about me and even resorted to setting up a fake email account in my name. She is also a fan of the banned Pam Geller and other alt-Reich club members; and has an unhealthy interest in myself and Alison Chabloz, who is now subject to a private prosecution brought by Gideon Falter and CAA to silence freedom of speech in the UK.

Today, and with the blessing of our co-opted governments, the Zionist lobby, is attempting to stifle our freedom of speech. Indeed, it is Zionism, that; in part, promotes dislike of Jews. Why? Because since its inception, Zionism has always served to establish, create, and legitimise a state ofIsrael and its occupation of Palestinian lands and illegal settlements.

By which I mean, by any means necessary!

As noted by Theodor Herzl:

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Or a quote by Maurice Samuel, in his 1924 ‘You Gentiles’, in which he states that ‘Jews are the destroyers’… and that: ‘Nothing that you (Gentiles) do will meet our needs’.

This isn’t evidence enough of the Zionist lobby’s existence?

Go and search out the fly-on-the-wall documentary, floating around on Youtube, in the which the director of ADL National says to camera:”How do we use the myth of the lobby without confirming its existence”. Then he laughs.

As Chair, Gideon’s CAA, along with other pro-Israel voices, have successfully lobbied Eric Pickles, MP and the British government to adopt a new, more stringent definition of antiSemitism, which states that, boycotting Israel and criticising Israel should also be considered antiSemitic. In law, it has no legal basis, but has been issued as guidance to the UK Crown Prosecution Service.

It would be in breach of Human Rights law if it were ever applied.

You can see evidence of Gideon’s efforts, here.

If this isn’t further evidence of lobbying for ‘self-interest for and by a particular group’, what is?

Here, in this following link of a speech given by a UK Peer, in the House of Lords, you can hear how the Zionist Lobby physically beats dissenters unconscious, ladels persistent and false accusations of antiSemitism, and proactively seeks to damage individual careers and reputations.

 

If you speak about it in reference to Zionists or Jews, you are automatically accused of antiSemitism. This is part of their strategy. I referred to it above, from a quote by Jonathan Hoffman:“shining a sunlight on such dissenters”.

It’s called character assassination and, more covertly, ‘full spectrum dominance‘ – which is a form of control, that is more often than not – used to humiliate, defame, ruin and ostracise individuals, who dissent or deviate from the norm of the tripe that we are spoon-fed on a daily basis.

Here’s Gideon’s CAA encouraging (((its))) supporters to ruin the respected Jewish journalist, Mira-Bar Hillel:

 

As referenced above, on its website, the World Zionist organisation clearly states that it will circulate information and expose individuals to its global networks.

Shining a light? Whispers? Are you getting this now? And its somehow antiSemitic or an expression of hatred of Jews to say the lobby really exists, really??

 

Note: I have never disliked or expressed hatred towards Jews, but they, like Shitrit, have and continue to do towards me. I find the abuse I regularly receive, gut-wrenching and profoundly frustrating, but I will stand by their right to say it (about me), unless it breaches my privacy, copyright, or it is incitement.

All of these matters against several individuals are currently under police investigation.

 

Regards,

Jason Lee, of the family: Schumann

 

Special Note:

This article has not been published to condemn Israel or Jews. Israel and Jews have a right to self-determination and a homeland; just not at the expense of Palestinians.

That said, no one is exempt from valid criticism for human rights breaches. I fully support the right of Israel to exist.

All comments, images, and other information posted in this blog, are in the public domain and believed to be a matter of public record. I, Jason Lee, of the family: Schumann, believe and assert that the contents herein, have been posted in good faith, in the belief that they are true and not in any way specious or false.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zionist Witchhunt Against Jewish Jackie Walker and UK Labour (1)

2 Oct

Jackie Walker is a founding member and Vice-Chair of UK Labour’s Momentum movement, and is a Black Jewess, who is married to a fellow Jew. She has recently been suspended from the party for a second time, due to further false accusations of antiSemitism.

Initially, the claims of antiSemitism against her, came from members of the UK’s Jewry and Jewish media outlets, after her comments regarding Jewish involvement in slavery, as instigated by Jewish News and the Jewish Chronicle.

Yes, it was an exaggeration (by Jackie) that Jews were the chief or sole financiers of the slave trade, but that does not negate the role of prominent European and New World Jews as commodities traders, merchants, slave sellers, ship owners, and plantation owners, who, along with many more non-Jews, who fought against and opposed the abolition of slavery, due fear of losing privilege and wealth. (2)

(Search ‘August Belmont’, a Jew, employed by, and later married into the Rothschilds, who oversaw their New York operations of sugar, cotton, and rum.

It was a Rothschild whom leveraged and raised the finances (at the request of British and other governments) to compensate slave and plantation owners. Belmont worked with anti-abolitionists, such as members of the Society of Merchant Venturers). (3)

 

In regard to more recent false claims of anti-Semitism or Jew-hate laid against Jackie, the likes of the militant and vexatious Jewish Human Rights Watch and Sussex Friends have targeted her.

This latest attack against her occurred after video footage of a closed discussion at conference, was leaked directly to the Jewish press.

In the video, Jackie makes her views known about commemorating victims of all holocausts, asserting the view that Holocaust Memorial Day should remember all victims of such genocides and not be limited to one particular community. In this case, members of the World Jewry.

As was made perfectly clear to me by Olivia Marks-Woldman of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT), a day or so before Jackie’s comments, many members of the Jewish community believe they have sole ownership of the term ‘holocaust’. Moreover, that the genocide of Jews in World War 2 is unique and possibly the worst genocide in history.

Cue Joe Mulhall, also of the HMDT, who used his leverage and position as a Researcher for Hope Not Hate (HnH) and as a Trustee of HMDT, to publish a blog, on HnH’s website, subtly condemning Jackie Walker, in which he also accuses her of antiSemitism.

When I challenged HnH on social media of being duplicitous in conspiring against Jackie with faux claims of antiSemitism, I was immediately blocked.

Nick Lowles, Director of HnH, even went as far as to accuse me of being a conspiracy theorist. Needles to say, I kindly informed Nick that I would not be retracting any of my comments regarding HnH’s collusion with HMDT to smear Jackie, adding that he could sue me if he felt HnH had been so aggrieved by them. Nick has remained silent on the matter.

(Interestingly, Ruth Smeeth, MP, who has made numerous claims of antiSemitism against Jeremy Corbyn and supporters of him, because of her own Jewish identity, is also a (former) director of HnH, and was recently exposed as having links with AIPAC and BICOM and being referred to in a US Government memo leaked by Wikileaks, as being a ‘special asset’ in US/ UK/ Israeli relations worth protecting). (4)

 

After reading Joe’s blog, I tried to add my own comments to the blog, but so far, it appears that I have been censured. My comments in reply, and copied in italics immediately below, are yet to be moderated and are unlikely to be included. Indeed, I doubt they will.

“It is not anti-Semitic of Jackie to be honest in stating the role of Jews in the slave trade, because it is true.

As well as other Europeans, Portuguese, Spanish, Jewish — who owned slave ships, plantations, and slaves themselves, it was a prominent Jew, along with others, both Jews and non-Jews, who prevented the first abolition act passing and subsequently raised the capital to compensate slave owners after it was passed.

Similarly, I am calling Olivia Marks-Woldman is a hypocrite.

Only two days ago she told me that a memorial solely for Jewish victims (of WW2) is deserved because their suffering is unique (sic).

This implies privilege, victim status, which diminishes suffering and value of other victims — of other such atrocities.

World War 2 is not the only holocaust in our shared history and it is certainly not the worst. If we are to have a memorial and learning centre for holocaust victims, it should be for victims of all holocausts. It is not anti-Semitic to say this.

https://debatingculture.wordpress.com/2016/09/29/remembering-victims-of-holocaust-a-memorial-for-one-or-all/

Joe, that you sit on the HMDT and HnH have given you a platform to attack Jackie Walker — as one of its employee — is either suspect, despicable, or both.

Shame on HnH for pandering to faux claims of antiSemitism!” (5)

 

Mark Wallace, Editor of Conservative Home, who believes slavery is form of migration, has also supported Joe’s HnH blog. When I challenged his involvement (in the deliberate smear campaign against Jackie Walker and UK Labour), he also blocked me and accused me of being a conspiracy theorist and anti-Semite.

Far from being a conspiracy theorist or anti-Semite, it would appear quite obvious that there is indeed an orchestrated campaign to target members of UK Labour, falsely accusing them of antiSemitism.

It would also seem that the Tory party itself and senior members of UK Jewry are involved, if not the key instigators. It was a member of the Tory party (along with members of UK Jewry, and Jewish press) whom reported Jackie to the Labour party. It is also believed, though not substantiated, that Sussex Friends infiltrated Jackie Walker’s closed session at conference and primed her, before leaking comments to Jewish and then other media outlets. (6)

These false claims of ‘antischwemitism’ smack of victimhood and double standards in order to guilt-shame us and close down any valid, critical debate. (See 7, below)

I mean, imagine if a Black or Muslim person complained in this way. They would (and nearly always are) immediately be accused of playing the ‘race card’ or being a taqiyya Muslim. (8)

I do not make these statements lightly. I have researched this, thoroughly, and will happily provide supporting evidence, if requested. Take offence or dispute anything, challenge or sue me! I can back up everything I have written in this article.

In no way do I believe that Jackie Walker is an anti-Semite, nor should she have been suspended from the party.

The Momentum committee agreed that Jackie was not anti-Semitic in the things that she has said, but that she was ill-judged in doing so, thus making her position untenable. This is a victory for her detractors (Tories, Zionists, and Jews) and a blow against speaking out about what we know and believe to be the truth. Nonetheless, it is not the victory they wanted, as Jackie is to remain a member of Momentum and the steering group. (9)

The truth remains that Jews did play a role in slavery; that many Jews and non-Jews do conflate anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism; and there have been many holocausts throughout our histories, not just one.

They are all worth commemorating on equal terms of validity and suffering, so that future generations learn from all humanity’s past crimes.

If you believe otherwise, I say ask yourself why.

 

 

By Jason Schumann

 

 

Amendments:

I have included the following amendments to clarify a few concerns and points of reference and clarification.

  1. Clarifying use of ‘Zionism’ to not be conflated with Jews or Judaism, as they are separate ideologies, sometimes confused or presented as one and the same.
  2. Made clear that Jackie Walker’s comment about Jews being chief financiers is an exaggeration at worst and ill-considered overstatement in the least.
  3. In parentheses, I have included reference to historical records re August Belmont and Rothschilds’, and other Jews, to evidence (Jewish) involvement in slavery.
  4. Used parentheses to emphasis Hope Not Hates links to Zionists and the political classes.
  5. Corrected several errors in my comments to Joe Mulhall’s HnH blog – still not moderated or added as comment to their website.
  6. Added additional information regarding Tory involvement in reporting Jackie Walker and the suspected involvement of Sussex Friends in the second report to the Labour party.
  7. Clarifying use of term ‘antischwemitism’, as a satirical and mocking term at false claims of anti-Semitism/ Jew-hate. If valid (in this case not), neither should be mocked, ridiculed, or diminished.
  8. Added reference to comparisons of Black and Muslim people to emphasis disparity.
  9. Removed petition link to reinstate Jackie Walker, as members of Momentum  voted her out as Vice-Chair.

 

 

03 October 16 at 23:00 GMT.

Remembering Victims of Holocaust: A Memorial for One or All?

29 Sep

As part of an address to British Jewish communities, former PM, David Cameron, pledged that the UK Government would fund a memorial in remembrance of the mainly Jewish victims of World War 2.

The memorial is to be sited in Victoria Tower Gardens, next to Parliament.

Since the announcement, plans for the memorial are now expected to include a learning centre, for school groups and visitors to London.

A competition was recently announced for the design of the memorial, including plans for the learning centre.

If it does not run over budget, the whole project is expected to cost around £50 million, largely paid for by the British taxpayer.

As noted in the Mirror, ‘UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation chairman, Sir Peter Bazalgette, said: “The task of the Holocaust Memorial Foundation was to find a site that would allow a striking, prominent and iconic memorial to be built.”‘

In effect, the memorial and learning centre, will become Britain’s answer to Auschwitz and the Anne Frank Museum.

Understandably, a number of individuals, including myself have voiced concerns. Some, rightly or wrongly, now consider it an industry.

For me, as I will explain, I do not believe that there has ever been only one holocaust, but that there have been many holocausts, of equal significance, and equal worthiness of commemorating the victims of.

Indeed, when I asked Olivia Marks-Woldman, CEO of the Holocaust Memorial Trust, ‘why can we not have a universal memorial and learning centre to remember all holocausts not just one?’

Her response was, because the ‘Holocaust’ was unique.’

(I’ve since emailed her to clarify this profound and exceptional differentiating statement, but I am yet to receive a response or acknowledgement).

 

Sorry, not sorry! No one event in our wretched histories that ‘qualifies’ as a holocaust/ genocide, is no less, or more unique or significant than any other similar event in history.

To imply that it (WWII) is deserving of  uniqueness, only serves to diminish the other (such catastrophic events, in our shared histories) and asserts privilege of one group of victims (of such events) and the suffering (and heinous acts committed against one group) over another.

As Jackie Walker, of the UK Labour party’s Momentum group recently noted — and was subsequently on the receiving end of a tremendous amount of unwarranted vitriol from Jewish media for stating — the term ‘Holocaust’ is not a term that is the preserve or monopoly of Jews alone (paraphrased).

Indeed. Jews were not the only victims of World War 2.

In case you do not know/ have forgotten, many members of Roma, Polish, Muslims, LGBT, and other communities were victims too.

Clearly, a £50 million memorial, solely for the remembrance of Jewish victims of World War 2, simply reinforces ideas of (Jewish) privilege and victimhood, thus reinforcing negative stereotypes and prejudicial resentment of Jews.

Here is a list of Holocausts in recent times:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocides_in_history

 

The term ‘Holocaust’ does not, nor has it ever done, belonged solely to members of the Jewish community.

The term ‘holocaust’  was only adopted as such, in the 1950’s, after World War 2.

(The term ‘Holocaust’, in its original meaning, refers to sacred burning or sacrifice.)

 

It was first used in terms of genocide by John Milton in the 17th century.

If we are to remember ALL our dead, at the hands of bastards, murderers, and maniacal dictators, and learn from such past atrocities, committed by and against humankind, what we should have, is one memorial, and one learning centre, to remember all victims of all holocaust and genocidal acts.

It is my view, that we should (all) universally unite in our mourning, condemnation, and determination to say: Never Again!

A very recent study I have conducted confirms that such a memorial should not be attributed to Jews alone.

Why?

Because it devalues and assigns all other victims of holocaust to second status.

 

 

By Jason Schumann

 

 

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