Nazism in Israel?

They were identified as
"Neo-Nazis."
Eight young

immigrant Russian Jews
were arrested in Israel,
September 9, 2007. They certainly filled the bill,
committing acts of thuggery and vandalism, making
pictures of themselves doing the "Heil Hitler"
salute, and painting swastikas on synagogues.


The Associated Press reported
that "Group members
wore

tattoos
of Celtic crosses—a

symbol adopted
by white supremacists—and barbed wire
fences, and the number

`88
,` code for `Heil Hitler` because `h` is the
eighth letter of the alphabet. Another tattoo proclaimed
`White Power,` and they were photographed giving the
Nazi salute."
[Police:
Israeli Neo-Nazi Ring Busted
,
September 9, 2007]


Reuters quotes
Amos Hermon, representative of

the Jewish Agency
, a quasi-government group, who
said the youth were "suffering from `immigration
shock`
and vented their frustrations by expressing
`some of the most hurtful sentiments towards the Jewish
people` and emulating behavior they may have witnessed
in the former Soviet Union."

Perhaps even more damaging is the
shadow this juvenile behavior casts on sincere
sentiments of nationalism in Israel—like the

bad name
Nazism gave to nationalism everywhere in
the world. The word "Nazi" has

erroneously
become synonymous with

nationalism
. Even "patriotism" has become
suspect.

Mickey Rosenfeld, Israeli police
spokesman, briefed the AP.

"The
group planned its attacks, and its targets were foreign
workers from Asia, drug addicts, homosexuals,

punks
and Jews who wore skullcaps. In one case they
discussed planning a murder. …Some of the victims
filed official complaints with police, and other victims
were identified after police viewed the films and
photos."

It sounds like the young Israeli
neo-Nazis targeted groups they felt were inimical to the
nation of Israel. (Yes, that would include

some orthodox groups
, who do not believe Israel
presently

has the right to statehood or nationhood.)

Now, no one in his right mind
would condone the brutal behavior of these neo-Nazis.
But are we allowed to consider their sentiments? Can we
examine at least their theoretical position? What of
their intent?

What of nationhood? Is there no
place for concern over a nation`s health and prosperity?
Has a nation

no enemies?

That this Nazi thing should happen
in Israel certainly doesn`t surprise me. No nation in
the world is

more threatened.
It`s a wonder radical nationalist
movements haven`t developed before. While it is
perfectly idiotic to label or associate "Nazi"
with

every notion of nationhood,
it is most sensible to
recognize that any nation has the

responsibility to maintain
itself and

its identity.
It is the death of nations to deny
that

nations have enemies
.

I doubt these young men were
enemies of Israel. They were simply misguided, immature,
and irresponsible youth. But they made a point, maybe in
spite of themselves. They made it very loudly, in the
most agonizing way possible.

Maybe they really didn`t fear for
the

health of Israel.
Maybe they were just

hoodlums
looking for opportunities to act out—under
a significant, infamous name. But what about people who
really do fear for their nation? Are they all Nazis?
What about people who are concerned over the

influence of foreigners
,

drug traffickers
,
religious fanatics,
and

sexual perversions?
Do they say "Heil Hitler"?

I think not. I think it is time
rather to shake loose of this

fear of being called a Nazi.
Nationhood is in the
balance. We can`t simply allow

fear of a bad name
to  mesmerize us into an
impotence that allows our nation to be hijacked by our
enemies from without—or within. It is a great error to
allow a liberal lobby in the name of tolerance to allow
the disintegration of the country.

"Nazi" is like another “n” word.

You`re

dead
if you`re found associated with it

in any way.
It has developed into a legal tort. It
is used to hammer down any notion of race, religion, or
ethnicity to be associated with a nation—especially, if
not exclusively, Judeo-Christian European nations, and
particularly America, land of the "free," rather,
land of experimental

court tort.

But this liberal, self-righteous
denial of anything nationalistic, this quasi-religious
mantra of

anti-Nazi hysterics,
this politicized aversion to a
historical fringe ideology, cannot be allowed to squelch
true patriotism.

The people of a nation must never
be denied the expression of their natural love for their
country. Without love of country, no nation can exist
for long. It will become rather a heartless business
convenience, a

lusus naturae
of mean greed.

Okay, so America presents a bit of
a problem. America is now

multi-cultural
. America has

many races
, many

religions
—and many ideologies, actually. What is
in fact the country? Is there something that we all
love? Is there something that is tangibly American?

My view as an

American Indian:
White

Anglo-Saxon Protestants
created this country. What
is it that they love? What do they
consider to be the country?

As an American Indian, I seek
their
opinion. Their view is the one I want
to consider. I am

bound to them
in blood, war, and

treaty
. My history is theirs, and theirs mine. I
have looked to them for the health of the country.

I must say, they seem quite lost
now. They are either

afraid of who they are
, or

ashamed
. If they are indeed not proud of who they
are, yet continue to
constitute the polity they created
, they throw a
curve ball to the world.

The anti-Nazi hysterics act like
nationhood is a bad thing. They suggest that a country
is itself a freak of human nature, and something to grow
out of, to get passed, to develop beyond.

George Soros
equates nationhood to "tribalism."
Naturally, he is

most interested
in bringing down the greatest
nation—America. And because of America`s multi-cultural
conditioning, it appears an easy enough task. He wants
an "Open
Society,
"
with closed doors to the basic,
historic elements of human existence: religion,
ethnicity, and nationhood. He wants a world that can be
perfectly controlled, one without these pestilential
differences.

Most interestingly, the anti-Nazi
hysterics want exactly the same thing Hitler wanted—to
dominate the world.

Politics is just

white people vying for the power
they themselves
have created. The rest of us watch.


American Indians
have the best seat, the

one that cost the most.

I deeply believe in nationhood. I
can only hope Americans do too. Otherwise, my seat is in
the wrong stadium. It was a total waste.


Dr. David A. Yeagley [email
him
]
is an enrolled member of the


Comanche Nation
,
Elgin, Oklahoma. His articles appear in


TheAmericanEnterprise.com
,


FrontPageMagazine.com
,
and on his own Web site


BadEagle.com
,
and he is a regular speaker for


Young America`s Foundation
.
David Yeagley`s columns for VDARE.COM include

An American Indian View of Immigration, and

To Deport or not to Deport.
David Yeagley is the author of 
Bad Eagle: The Rantings of a Conservative Comanche
and
Altered States: The State of the Dead and the State of the Holy.