by Joan Swirsky, ©2021
(Jul. 18, 2021) — In 1949, the trailblazing anti-racist musical “South Pacific”––created by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II––debuted on Broadway to wild critical acclaim, running for over five years in nearly 2,000 performances.
A particularly powerful and influential song from the musical, “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught,” carried the message that hatred does not arise spontaneously in the human species, but rather is inculcated––taught, sermonized, infused––by parents, teachers, coaches, political figures or other impassioned haters. Here are the still-relevant lyrics:
You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear,
You’ve got to be taught from year to year,
It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear,
You’ve got to be carefully taught.
You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a different shade,
You’ve got to be carefully taught.
You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You’ve got to be carefully taught!
The show takes place on a South Pacific island during World War II, which make the lyrics relevant and understandable. This is why the world-famed composer (who was Jewish) and lyricist (whose father was Jewish) didn’t include the hatred for Jews that children have been taught for literally thousands of years.
CARRYING THE TORCH FOR THE OLDEST HATRED
When Americans see Joe Biden––or whoever is running the show for him and Kalamity––appointing a virtual Who’s Who of Jew- and Israel-haters to the highest positions in his regime, and promulgating policies specifically designed to destroy Israel, it is clear that all of these appointees, as well as Ole Joe and Kalamity themselves, were very “carefully taught.”
And when Americans see the growing number of elected anti-Semitic Democrat haters––Ilhan Omar (MN), Rashida Tlaib (MI), Ayanna Pressley (MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Cori Bush (MO), Jamaal Bowman (NY), the list gets longer every day––it is equally obvious that these DNA haters were very carefully taught and imbibed their toxic hatred with mother’s milk.
For a refresher, please see the documentation I’ve supplied of the alarmingly large number of vicious Jew-haters and Israel-loathers––the DNA anti-Semites––who Biden & Co. have put into the highest positions of the U.S. Government––look ‘em up!
Feb. 2, 2021: Joe’s Jews
April 13, 2021: More About Joe and the Jews
May 29, 2021: The Oldest Hatred Now Fulminates and Flourishes at 1600
In the interests of space limitations, I share Dan O’Donnell’s exhaustive research into Joe Biden’s Six Decades of Racism, particularly when it comes to Blacks, and the Geller Report on how Biden has repeatedly betrayed Israel for the past many decades. No doubt this is why Vernon Jones, a Black former state representative and lifelong Democrat from Georgia, called Biden “a full-blooded bigot.”
Some other articles for your reading list:
- The Democrats’ 2020 Platform Resurrects Obama’s Hostility to Israel and Appeasement of Iran by Carol S. Greenwald.
- Joe Biden Has a Glaring Anti-Semitism Problem by Stacey Lennox.
- Biden’s Hostility to Israel by Shmuel Klatzin.
- Obama’s Latest Autobiography Rewrites Israeli History to Make You Hate the Jewish State by Rabbi Aryeh Spero.
- Biden Appoints Rationalizer of Palestinian Suicide Bombers to His White House Staff by Monica Showalter.
- Biden Pick For Civil Rights Chief Promoted Racism and Anti-Semitism at Harvard by Kevin Daley.
Again it is crystal clear that Biden and all his appointees and the Squalid Squad who follow the Democrat racist line were all “carefully taught!”
AN EERIE ECHO
If you’ve either lived through or studied Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, it is clear that a resurgence of the same kind of Jew hatred is now rearing its head in 2021. Of course, it started thousands of years ago, but it reappeared dramatically in 2009, when the Race-Baiter-in-Chief, Barack Obama, utilized his community-organizer, rabble-rouser tactics in the Oval Office, fomenting racial divisiveness, fabricating conflicts where none existed, and using his bully pulpit––with the collaboration of the bought-and-paid-for leftwing media––to manufacture “hate” crimes that were once, quite accurately, considered indisputable criminal acts.
All of Obama’s fancy footwork depended on the gullibility of the American public and its desire to see the first Black president––okay, half-black, half lily-white––succeed.
This magical thinking has been used before, for instance when the proponents of Socialism-cum-Communism ultimately realized that this tyrannical system of government failed horribly in every country it’s been practiced throughout history, but still fantasized that they can do it better.
Similarly and in spite of centuries of failures––even Hitler failed at extinguishing the Jews––the Jew-haters think that they’ve finally figured out a way to rid the world of the people who make them green with envy because of their accomplishments and success and disproportionate contributions to the world.
In this century––largely as a result of global communication through the technology that puts fanatical haters in touch with each other––the Jew-haters have made some disturbing inroads.
We now have a true pandemic of virulent anti-Semitism not only throughout the world but right here in America, including on most college and university campuses where massive Arab endowments have dictated anti-Semitic curricula and politics, which accounts for so many craven professors and administrators caving to the money and actually colluding with the Jew-hating students to vilify Jews and Israel.
Yes, in America, where the corrupt media turn a blind eye to the “carefully taught” racists and indefensibly ignore the innocent, often aged Jews who are attacked in the streets or have their synagogues lit on fire or are murdered in cold blood and thrown off a third-story balcony, as was 65-year-old retired doctor and mother and grandmother Sarah Halimi, in France.
But who does the degenerate media applaud?
- The “woke”-infatuated corporations,
- The paid-by-China national sports teams,
- The leftist media whores,
- Even the publishing industry…
- And the Jew-hating thugs from Black Lives Matter and Antifa––whose year-long riots have destroyed the cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, on and on––all run horrifically by Democrats.
All of them carefully taught!
Again, because of space limitations, I will list some of the recent horrors that fall directly on the heads of Joe Biden and his racist handlers and appointees for both their promotion of Jew hatred and abject failure to condemn––and to stem––the tsunami of anti-Semitism now emblematic of his racist regime. This is a very small sample:
- Biden funds Palestinian terrorists.
- Biden to ‘prioritize’ ending Israeli demolitions of terrorists’ homes.
- Biden’s Nominees’ Ties to Anti-Israel Group.
- Biden’s Jewish Foreign Policy Boss, Avril Haines, Calls for Anti-Israel DNC Platform.
- Biden actually considers reopening PLO offices while their affiliate glorifies its bloody terror attacks as “acts of heroism.”
- Biden actually considers “giving up the store to the murderous mullahs.”Biden’s new Israel Ambassador backed Muslim Brotherhood and cursed at Israeli officials.
- Biden Rescinds US Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty, Says Golan Isn’t Part of Israel.
- Biden freezes Trump’s Abraham Fund, established to strengthen Israeli-Arab ties.
- Biden Rushing To Reenter the Genocidal Iran Nuke Deal by August.
- Biden Small Business Administration (SBA) Pick Serves on the Board of Anti-Israel Group.
I rest my case.
WHY JEWS DRIVE THE HATERS CRAZY
Jews like me who know Jewish history also know that we have been through this before and not only prevailed but flourished, just as we will through this upheaval. Yet, the fight goes on with those “carefully taught” Jew-haters who spend their days and nights and social occasions and professional time––even holidays––obsessing about those damn Jews.
How could it be, they wonder, that in a world of nearly eight-billion people, this miniscule people––only 15 million!––gains prominence in every country in which they land (even when they arrive with no money and not knowing the language), and inevitably manage to do amazing, world-changing things. For instance––again, this is the very, very short list!
- Finance the American Revolution.
- Cure the scourge of polio.
- Invent the Intel computer chip.
- Develop the pacemaker.
- Found the GPS system WAZE.
- Found Google.
- Deliver Insulin in a capsule.
- Enable paraplegics to walk.
- Help blind people to see.
Too many to name, too little space. Here’s another small taste: 10 Inventions by Jewish People that Changed the World and here: An Informal List of Jewish Inventions, Innovations and Radical Ideas.
These astounding contributions provide immense benefits to all those “carefully taught” Jew-haters who have never figured out how to rid themselves and the world of the people who make them feel so bad about themselves, so inadequate, so un-chosen, so jealous!
HYPOCRISY ON STEROIDS
Strangely, it is liberal Jews, and there are many of them––read my article: Suicidal Jews––who vote for the Jew-hating Democrats and raise not one objection when these floridly racist politicians are thunderously silent as their colleagues spew their anti-Semitic bile and then proceed to enact policies that are viciously antagonistic to Israel, the most egregious being their fanatical mission to allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons…a state whose mullahs have declared for decades that their intention is to wipe Israel off the map and kill every last Jew in the world.
This is because the “values” leftist Jews and Democrat pols share override their interest in anti-Semitic American professors, violent Jew-hating racist groups like Black Lives Matter, or genocidal mullahs––values like saving the whales, the colossal hoax of global warming, and slaughtering infants in the womb right up to the moment of birth, ala New York Democrats, and equally if not more grotesque, infanticide after the baby has been born, ala the depraved Democrat Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam.
These are the people who have been bleating “my body, my choice” for decades when it comes to abortion, while today they support the Biden regime’s call for mandatory injections of the experimental, non-FDA-approved, clinically controversial and even dangerous Covid-19 vaccines that stand for the opposite: my body––not my choice!
WHAT TO DO?
If you have a thought, an opinion, a grievance, or a disagreement with this or that policy emanating from the White House, take one minute––literally 60 seconds––to call:
The White House hotline: 1-855-948-2311.
Or send an e-mail to: Contact Us | The White House
You can do this every day! The White House accumulates Yes and No piles and often bases policies––or should––on the will of the American people.
Here is a listing and map of what the U.S. Senate election will look like in 2022.
Here is a listing and map of what the U.S. House of Representatives election will look like in 2022.
Keeping in mind that the Democrat Party is now the official party of racism and hatred of Jews and Israel, it is imperative that you vote for whomever is running against a Democrat and whomever is running against Republicans in Name Only (RINOs), for instance Lisa Murkowski (AK), Liz Cheney (WY), Anthony Gonzalez (OH), Susan Collins (ME), Mitt Romney (UT), Pat Toomey (PA), et al.
And don’t send any of them a red cent!
It is now clear that Jewish organizations which once strongly advocated for Jewish issues and fought anti-Semitism aggressively no longer do so unless they involve politically correct issues that won’t inspire the vindictive wrath––and financial support––of Jewish Democrats.
Writer Seth Mandel elaborates on the rot inside American-Jewish organizations, as well as the Jews who are complicit in Jew hatred.
Those organizations include, among others: the UJA-Federation; the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) whose head, Jonathan Greenblatt, is a former employee of George Soros, the Clintons, and Barack Obama; the American Jewish Committee (AJC); the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC); the Hillel chapters on college campuses and the Reform movement.
So don’t count on these organizations and don’t send them another dollar!
Martin Niemöller, a German theologian and Lutheran pastor during Hitler’s reign of terror, is famous for words that resonate to this day:
“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
It is not only Jews whose freedoms are threatened by the scourge of the racist regime now occupying the White House, it is every freedom-loving, non-racist American in this country––the vast majority! Never has the political action of We the People been more urgent. Time to act!
Joan Swirsky is a New York based journalist and author. Her website is www.joanswirsky.com and she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Very well written and very true! As a Reform Jew myself, who is politically conservative (though I’m not happy with any of the political parties, too much corruption within all of them), I am shocked and saddened by the turn to the far-left and its Marxism, of many in the Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist movements. I’ve even considered cancelling my family’s Temple membership, as I personally feel the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is quickly becoming a political arm of the Democrat Party. However, I will always be a proud, observant, Jewish American. The left and its anti-semitic, anti-American, woke, Marxist agenda (and its military wings of Antifa and BLM) have taken over our wonderful nation and I’m am just shocked at the number of my Jewish brothers and sisters who are going along with it. History has shown, Socialism, Communism, and Marxism never ends well for anyone, especially for us Jews. In the end, we as Jews are usually demonized the worse. I believe every life matters, as we are all created in G-d’s image, we are all people of color (some lighter, some darker), and I prefer liberty, equality, and justice for all men, women, and children, over this new “equity” and “critical race theory” and “gender-craziness” the left is peddling and calling for. They are destroying the values that made us a great nation (e.g. Judeo-Christian) and will end in our demise. It’s nice to know there are still some of us Jews who are sensible, like yourself, Caroline Glick, Avi Abelow, Mark Levin, etc, etc, etc. Thank you! Live and be well!
Joe Biden supported UNSC 2334 which would have transferred old Jerusalem with her Kotel to Islamic Arab controll. Obama/Biden/Powers/Kerry wanted to bypass negotiations between the Arabs and Israel and dictate the destiny of Israel.
Brilliant, informative, well-composed article. Great job, Joan.
Frightening and true.
What can be done. I want to be part of a new movement a resistance to figh this new evil global situation
It has been a long time in coming. Suggest you follow up with a similar article every week.
With the protests in Cuba it is clear that the world is moving away from Communism and moving quickly to Hitlerism.
Aside from a few minor quibbles, Ms. Swirsky accurately sums up the current situation in a number of arenas, offering a valuable path as to where Jews should be headed.