Less than a month ago I still believed that Kevin MacDonald was wrong and Larry Auster right on the Jewish Question, also known as the Jewish Problem (JP). Although I am barely beginning to read on this subject, I would like to say something about a few comments by Auster and an Auster reader of his blog. Trying to distance himself from MacDonald, Auster wrote (my retort appears indented):
1. I’m speaking of an understandable fear, based on history, that leads some Jews to act in an irrational way today. MacDonald is speaking of a socio-biologically determined group strategy of the Jewish people qua the Jewish people to take advantage of gentiles and undermine their culture wherever they find them.
What I have gathered from Eileen’s comments in this blog is that all cohesive ethnic groups, not only Jews, do it (by the way, the Jewish Problem arises from the higher IQ of Jews which translates in that they become dominant in the West).2. I’m speaking of something that would be reformable through reasoned confrontation. MacDonald is speaking of a primal group animus, driving the Jews to destroy Christians.
Ibidem. All cohesive ethnic groups (not only Jews) compete for the same territory.3. It is evident to anyone reading me that I am not feeling or invoking hostility to Jews as Jews. It is evident to anyone reading him that MacDonald feels and seeks to invoke profound hostility against Jews.
Some people who read MacDonald’s first book of the trilogy believed he admired Jews. As to the last book, to point out that there is a basic socio-biological conflict of interest ought not be presented (to my mind) as irrational anti-Semitism. But yes: becoming aware of the JP arises hostility against Jews as Jews.4. I see the Jewish issue as one issue among many others, and far from the most important. MacDonald literally sees the Jews the source of everything that has gone wrong with the West, to a transcendent degree. For him, the fact that gentiles are destroying their own cultures is purely the result of Jews having gotten control of the gentiles’ minds. This makes Jews not only the sole source of everything that is wrong with gentiles, it makes them demonic beings. The whole insanity of Western suicide that is now happening, it’s all because of the Jews. MacDonald’s “objective,” “scientific” argument leads to a picture of the Jews which equals Nazism in its total demonization of the Jews.
“The source of everything that has gone wrong with the West”. In fact, MacDonald has stated both in writing and in interviews that he disagrees with those who blame everything on the Jews. “...it makes them demonic beings.” Nope! That’s not the feeling I got when reading the very long Preface to his most important book, The Culture of Critique.5. The differences between Jews and Muslims must be remembered. Interspersed with periods of persecution and conflict, Jews have functioned harmoniously and productively as a minority in Western societies for over 2,000 years and can do so again. All needed for this to happen is a self-confident and morally sound majority that firmly stands for its own culture without retreating into resentment and hatred in order to do so. Muslims are inherently alien and hostile to the West and cannot function harmoniously as a minority in Western society.
If I accepted Tanstaafl’s interpretation of Auster’s First Law it’s because of what the Jews did to America: opening the gates for mass immigration. This is far more destructive than the Muslims’ 9/11. (Let us quote three more points, but these ones by someone who writes for Auster’s blogsite:)6. Whites’ suicidal embrace of leftism’s Kool-Aid is present in countries, like Ireland and Scandinavia, where Jews are absent or nearly so.
Yes. And that’s why I still keep the term “liberalism” in the masthead of this blog, a catchword that includes both Gentile and Jewish, instead of blaming the whole thing on the “Jews”. Still, the influence of the axiological revolution prompted by the new Judaized America on these European countries has to be acknowledged (wasn’t America the first to do it with the 1965 Immigration Act?).7. Even if one assumes universal Jewish hostility (which is simply untrue), his theory absolves the large numbers of treasonous whites of moral responsibility on grounds of genetic inferiority. Such people, like George W. Bush, bear more moral responsibility for the disaster that has befallen whites. If MacDonald became dictator and deported every single Jew in America to Israel, we’d still have to deal with the likes of Barry Lynn, the Clintons, the Bushes, the Kennedys, etc., etc.
Again: that’s why I am keeping the Austeresque “a new liberal left” in my blog’s masthead.8. As I’ve mentioned before, Israel suffers from the same disease as the rest of the West. If the Muslims were rational strategists (fortunately they aren’t) they’d abandon the idea of “Palestine” altogether, employ the jihad doctrine of taqiyaah (deception), adopt Israeli citizenship, and breed like rabbits on government largesse until they achieved majority status. The egalitarian impulse already entrenched in Israel would pave the road for eventual conquest.
I doubt that Israelis would permit this hypothetical scenario in the real world.[9.] There are other Jews who will always be hostile to/uncomfortable with the gentile majority. My position is that the way to deal with such Jews is to delegitimize them, which in practical terms means not allowing them places of influence in mainstream society. That’s the way it was in America, prior to, say, 1960. Jews with a fixed animus toward America’s majority culture should either be marginalized in minority sub-cultures, or encouraged to move to Israel. That’s been my consistent position. At the same time, I think a large number of Jews will reform if there is a reawakened, civilized white Christian majority saying that they are offended by and will not tolerate the anti-majoritarianism of liberal Jews. No one has ever said this to them, at least since the mid 20th century. If it were said, I think many of them would get into line. At present they are like children without a parent, because the majority culture has abandoned its role and authority, leaving the kids to run the house.
This last comment came from an Auster email to me.