Monday, September 04, 2017

Nathan Englander's Inability: A Non-Fiction Short Story

A few days ago I posted a rather long and detailed critique of Tom Suarez's book accusing Israel of being a terror state, not so much due to its current actions but based on its creation which he sees was instrumentalized solely through the terror committed against the Arabs and the British by all the Jewish underground organizations.  That book almost totally ignored the historical context of the period of 1900-1948 besides getting dozens of facts wrong (the book continues into the 1950s but it is more of the same screeding by Suarez).

I now see these words of Nathan Englander published in the NYTimes:

I just couldn’t shake it — we’re killing them because they killed us and they’re killing us because we killed them. Everyone always avenging. I just couldn’t shake this notion of the inability to see the other side.

and he does the same thing. It's all just tit-for-tat. Mindless I-smack-you-and-you smack-me. We Jews are no better than the Arabs. We're all a bunch of losers.

But I am always reminded of Dr. Israel Eldad's quip:

Yankel and Moshe are hauled into court for fighting. The judge, who also happens to attend the same synagogue as these two miscreants and grew up with them in the neighborhood, calls them over to the bench and says:

"Okay, chaverim, let's see how we can stop a full-scale legal contretemps. Yankel, how did the fight begin?"

"Yuiz, er Judge," says Yankel, "it started when Moshe hit me back." 

And to transplant the real-life humor to the Middle East, the Arabs have always - since Jews came back to the Land of Israel in increasing numbers these last few centuries, and sought to purchase land, living first among the Arabs in Jaffa, Hebron, Tiberias, Safad and Jerusalem's Old City - employed their weapons of violence.

The first Jew murdered by an Arab just for purchasing property in the modern era is Avraham Shlomo Zoref. In 1851.

Here's a list, not complete, of Jews murdered between 1873-1920.

Jews set up self-defense units: Bar Giora, HaShaomer, Gideonim.


Original Palestine was truncated by 75% and Transjordan was created.

The Arabs rejected territorial compromise in 1937.

And in 1947.

They rioted and pillaged and raped.  In 1920, in 1921, in 1929, in 1933, during 1936-39.

They renewed their terror in the summer of 1947 and on the morrow of the UN's November 29, 1947 Partition Plan, they went to war.

In the 1950s, there were the fedayeen.

In 1964, the Palestine Liberation Organization was founded which renewed terror (Nathan, what were the borders of the 'Palestine' they sought to violently liberate?).

After the Six Days War the Arabs initiated, they rejected peace at Khartoum (Three Noes).

Rejected Menachem Begin's 1977 autonomy plan as they did Yigal Allon's 1968 plan.

And everything else offered.

Oslo was sabotaged by Arafat's terror campaign.

Englander is best at fiction.  Not at history or politics.

He does, however, have an inability.

P.S.  This was a non-fiction short story.


1 comment:

Unknown said...


To understand the Jew you must first understand the JEWel Wasp.
Google: The Jewel Wasp and The Cockroach.
See how this parasite turns its victim into a zombie.
Now reflect on how the Jew has used his Sky Fairy, his Book of Fairy Tales aka the Bible, Hollywood and Jewish controlled media and publishing, to brainwash the non-Jew and turn them into zombies.


This parasitic marvel enslaves cockroaches by stinging their brains in ridiculously precise spots and injecting mind-controlling venom. The wasp then leads its zombified roach to a chamber, where it lays a single egg on its perfectly relaxed host and seals it inside with pebbles. Here the larva bores into the cockroach and feeds off its organs before killing it and emerging from its corpse into the light of day. “Stinging a strong prey that’s often six times (or more) larger than yourself is not an easy task,” neurobiologist Ram Gal of Israel’s Ben-Gurion University said in an email interview.

“Especially so when the venom must reach the brain of the prey, requiring delicate steering of the stinger inside the head of the cockroach. Hence, upon grabbing the cockroach by the pronotum [the armor], the wasp first injects venom inside the prey’s thorax, namely between the first (‘pro-thoracic’) pair of legs.”

The roach’s front legs are now paralyzed, the first stage of behavioral modification, allowing the wasp to pull its stinger out and jam it into the neck unimpeded. This sting is far more precise, lasting close to a minute compared to a few fleeting seconds of the first.

“During this time,” said Gal, “the wasp can uninterruptedly steer its stinger through the different tissues within the cockroach’s head capsule until it finds — using specialized sensory organs on the tip of its stinger — the cockroach’s brain.”

That’s right. The wasp feels its way through the brain, depositing venom in two different spots, the supra-esophageal ganglion and sub-esophageal ganglion. Then she backs off, and at this point the cockroach does something rather unexpected for a bug that’s endured forcible brain surgery: It grooms itself obsessively for half an hour, stuck right at the spot of the attack, as if preparing for a date that sadly never comes. (I’m not trying to make this depressing, it’s just kinda happening.) While the cockroach is preening, the wasp flies off in search of a burrow, returning as this venom-induced behavior is beginning to fade. And it’s at this time that the third stage of behavioral modification kicks in — full-blown zombification.

“It will stay in this state for days, and will not self-initiate locomotion or try to escape,” said Gal.