As the “Canadian Coalition for Democracies” warns, it’s time once again for the “Running of the Jew” at the UN, to borrow from Borat Sagdiyev’s favorite annual festival in Kazakhstan. However, while the stomping of the Jew in the make-believe village of Kuzcek is the stuff of fiction (and Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedic genius), the UN’s upcoming happening is very real.
By popular demand, the enemies of civilization and their patrons at the United Nations Human Rights Council plan to reenact the wildly successful “antiracism” conference, which was held in South Africa in 2001.
The word “antiracism” I hold between the tongs of quotation marks, because, as Alastair Gordon of the CCD reminded the amnesic, “the last UN anti-racism conference held in Durban… degenerated into a hate-fest of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel vitriol, while the most egregious human rights violators escaped criticism.”
There’s something of an understatement! Not only did card-carrying offenders escape unscathed, they’ll be goons of honor at the Thugs Unite reunion in 2009. According to the Toronto Star, “all of the non-governmental organizations invited to the first conference have been invited back to the second, including those that were at the ‘forefront of the hatred’, some of which posted pro-Hitler posters at the 2001 gathering.”
Befitting the Stephen Harper Administration, Canada has withdrawn from what a government official described as a “‘gong show,’ with Libya elected to chair the gathering, Cuba appointed vice-chair and rapporteur,” and Iran named to the organizing committee. (Source: The Canadian Press) Befitting George Bush’s confederacy of knaves, our Muslim Ambassador to the UN, Zalmay Khalilzad, is requisitioning the State Department to support an appropriation to fund the sequel to the first “jamboree of hatred towards Israel.” (Source: The New Republic)
If it is true that the culprit usually returns to the scene of the crime, then South Africa is the perfect venue for delegates of the Durban II conference. The country is a veritable crime scene, where whites, in particular are being culled like springbok in a hunting safari. South Africa’s democratically elected African leaders are as committed as their political predecessors—Apartheid-era Afrikaners—to restructuring society around race. With one distinction: More people are murdered in one week under African rule than did die violently over roughly four decades of Afrikaner governance. South Africa is now as violent as Iraq, Liberia, or the Congo.
During Durban I, my father, Rabbi Ben Isaacson, attempted to warn fellow South Africans not to attend “the Racist Conference in Durban.” Laying bare his trademark moral consistency in an editorial for “The Jewish Report,” Daddy flayed “those whites who courageously fought the evil of the past,” for being “strangely silent in the face of the evils engulfing our country and the continent we live in.” Father effectively etched the identikits of these avatars of racial justice, who’ll soon gather again under the guise of freedom of speech, and on the dime of the taxpayer.
So who are these “feudal lords of the ‘developing’ world”?
As they arrive in their luxury BMWs plundered from their country’s resources, or acquired with monies from foreign aid programs,” it will be noticed that hardly any of them permit freedom of speech in their own feudal estates. [These are] the very leaders who have plundered, wasted and stolen the resources meant for their subjects. Somalia, Liberia, Nigeria, Congo, Sierra Leone, Angola, Rwanda, Sudan and the jewel of Africa—Zimbabwe of blessed memory.
These Renaissance Men and Women of Africa were joined by their domesticated European pets—Belgium, France, Germany and others—in equating Zionism with racism.
They “roared” about “Israel’s violation of human rights,” namely, “Israel’s refusal to accept the necessity for its citizens to be blown to bits, and Israel’s refusal to put down its guns and mobilize an army of stone throwers to throw stones back at the persecuted Arabs, thereby not committing the crime of using excessive force.”
Slavery was also on the agenda at the first Zionism-equals-racism event. “But [did] they discuss the origins of slavery and the role played by the Arab slave traders? [Did] they discuss the current slave trade horrendously perpetrated by the Muslim north of Sudan against the Christian south, or did freedom of speech stop at Arab atrocities?”
Indeed it did.
Over groaning dinner tables, the Durban despots did not belabor “the endless list of Islamic horrors.” But Father did.
He wrote of “the Syrian massacres of thousands of its own citizens while suppressing a Muslim rebellion launched from the town of Hama in February 1982.” He reminded a world, “which has no respect for democracy but shows understanding for terror,” about “King Hussein’s annihilation of the PLO in 1970”; about “Hosni Mubarak’s ongoing massacre of Islamic fundamentalists of the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt”; and of “the ongoing murder of thousands of Islamic fundamentalists in Algeria by that country’s military, even though the former won a democratically contested election.”
Ostensibly, the racist conference goers targeted Israel “to cover up their misdemeanors.” On a deeper level, Father surmised that “The European nations who collaborated with the Nazis roared together with Africa and Arabia because the Jew has done the unthinkable, he has denied the right of the world to exterminate him”:
Approximately 500,000 Jews were driven out of their homes in Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, Morocco in 1948 as a reprisal for the declaration of the State of Israel. Did the refugees and survivors of Christian and Islamic persecution sit on their behinds, wallowing in their own misery, allowing themselves to be used as pawns by unscrupulous politicians? No, they got off their backsides and built from a howling wilderness a flourishing oasis—institutions of education, science and technology among the best in the world.
What is more, they defended what they built successfully—too successfully for the world…
“That is the name of the dog hiding behind the mask of a conference on racism and slavery.” And that dog is at it again.
©2008 By Ilana Mercer