Comment on Francis Carr Begbie’s “The Nicholas Winton Kindertransport Myth Comes Off the Rails”

It’s well known that the Holocaust Industry has functioned to legitimize Israel. As historian Peter Novick noted,

Jewish organizations … [portrayed] Israel’s difficulties as stemming from the world’s having forgotten the Holocaust. The Holocaust framework allowed one to put aside as irrelevant any legitimate ground for criticizing Israel, to avoid even considering the possibility that the rights and wrongs were complex. (Peter Novick, The Holocaust in American Life, 1999, 155)

Less widely known perhaps is that another prime function has been to promote immigration and multiculturalism in Western societies. There has been

a large scale educational effort (including mandated courses in the public schools of several states) spearheaded by Jewish organizations and staffed by thousands of Holocaust professionals aimed at conveying the lesson that ‘tolerance and diversity [are] good; hate [is] bad, the overall rubric [being] ‘man’s inhumanity to man’ — (pp. 258-259). The Holocaust has thus become an instrument of Jewish ethnic interests not only as a symbol intended to create moral revulsion at violence directed at minority ethnic groups — prototypically the Jews, but also as an instrument to silence opponents of high levels of multi-ethnic immigration into Western societies. (Kevin MacDonald, Preface to the paperback edition of The Culture of Critique (here, p. xlii; inner quote from Novick).

It is thus no accident that Sir Nicholas Winton is brought in whenever there is a need to rationalize immigration and the contributions of migrants.

Further, the non-Jews who, unlike Winton, actually risked their lives were engaged in altruism because they were helping people, including Jews, who were quite unlike themselves — quite possibly an example of pathological altruism. The participation of Quakers is particularly interesting given their history as quintessential northwestern European moral universalists (e.g., Quakers had a major role in ending the slave trade in England, for moral reasons motivated by empathy for African slaves; here).

On the other hand, Sir Nicholas’ efforts were nothing more than an expression of his ethnocentrism. All his efforts were directed at saving his own people — an expression of Jewish moral particularlism. The lives of non-Jews had no interest for him. Winton may indeed be a Jewish hero, but I really can’t see why anyone would think he is a hero for Britain.

Finally, the celebration of Sir Nicholas and the exclusion of the others is thus a paradigmatic example of the power of the Jewish community to shape public perceptions. As Novick noted,

We are not just ‘the people of the book,’ but the people of the Hollywood film and the television miniseries, of the magazine article and the newspaper column, of the comic book and the academic symposium. When a high level of concern with the Holocaust became widespread in American Jewry, it was, given the important role that Jews play in American media and opinion-making elites, not only natural, but virtually inevitable that it would spread throughout the culture at large. (Novick 1999, 12)

Here Jewish power was used to turn this exemplar of Jewish moral particularlism into an instrument of Jewish ethnic interests in advocating nation-destroying levels of immigration and multiculturalism. The creation of this icon of moral universalism is aimed at motivating the British to accept levels of immigration that within the century will eradicate the traditional people and culture of Britain. To do otherwise would be to approve the holocaust.

As is typical of the iconic stories put forward by our hostile elites, facts don’t matter.

Another recent example: the Matthew Shepard case, where we now find out that Shepard was a meth addict who was murdered as part of a drug heist; one of his murderers had a homosexual and drug-dealing relationship with Shepard. But that has made no difference to the narrative put out by the Matthew Shepard Foundation or the mainstream media, and the author of book with these revelations now finds himself besieged by hostility despite being gay, Latino, and politically liberal.

And of course Ferguson.

And the attack on the USS Liberty.

And that’s just off the top of my head.

When facts don’t matter, that’s real power.

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