[ Ed. note – Charles Bausman, publisher of the popular website Russia Today, has penned an article that I think truly merits reading by one and all. The article concerns the word “Jew,” and how its use has become a “taboo” for many writers–writers who are well-intentioned insofar as seeking to provide a valid political analysis of what’s wrong with the world today yet who fear being branded as “anti-Semites.”
Rather than apply the word “Jew,” or “Jews,” such writers tend to use substitutes, or “euphemisms,” as Bausman phrases it, serving up terms such as “Zionists,” “bankers,” “Neocons,” etc. But Bausman argues that in many cases this serves only to “obscure the issue” and is therefore detrimental. And he makes a strong case for discarding the taboo. In this dangerous time it is vital for political analysts to be precise and strive for clarity–and the de facto limitations on free speech when it comes to use of the word “Jew” need to come to an end, he argues.
Bausman also provides an analysis of Russia-bashing in the media, citing some of the most vitriolic purveyors of this, and concluding that “hostility to Putin’s Russia is largely a Jewish phenomenon.” Not everything he says I agree with. For instance I find his high praise for the alt-right extremely dubious. Yes, there are some in that newly-emerging movement who have produced informative articles, yet there also are elements within the alt-right that are either pro-Israel or, at very least, non-critical. Yet overall I would describe Bausman’s treatise as a very important and timely one.
One final note: regarding the image I chose for this article: The so-called “National Menorah,” as I noted in the caption underneath the photo, is displayed each year on the White House Ellipse, which is federal park property. Were someone to attempt to display a nativity scene in the same location it would likely be challenged in court and deemed illegal. Whether we like to admit it or not, Jews have almost one hundred percent control over the US government. If we think of the federal government as bearing enormous responsibility for what’s wrong with the country today–and if we acknowledge the extent of Jewish power within the branches of government and over our politicians–then dropping the taboo is eminently logical and makes far more sense than continuing to submit to it. ]
It’s Time to Drop the Jew Taboo
By Charles Bausman
Most people know about, but few are willing to condemn, the strict taboo in the media, of criticizing Jews as a group, using that term. One cannot even criticize a small subsection of Jews, a minuscule percentage of the Jewish population, even when they richly deserve it.
Obviously, this is a ridiculous way to run a publication whose object is to get to the truth, so I am writing this to explain why, from now on, the pages of Russia Insider will be open to articles which fairly and honestly address the influence of Jewish elites, including pointing out when it is malevolent, which it often is, and try to understand it and explain it, with malice towards none.
I have become convinced that unless we break this taboo, nothing will improve in the human catastrophe unfolding in geopolitics. Millions have died over the past 30 years, and if we want it to stop that trend and avoid a cataclysm which seems to be approaching inexorably, we have to have the freedom to criticize those responsible. It is very clear to me, as it is to many others, that much of the guilt for this comes from Jewish pressure groups, particularly in the media.
I can see as an editor, that much of what is written about geopolitics in the ‘public square,’ admirable though it may be in other respects, makes itself irrelevant by tiptoeing around this crucial issue.