This article is very much a case of kicking a dead horse (but what the hell…), after all my first article on Australian genre writer Anna Tambour gives all the indisputable evidence for her extreme hardcore Jew-hatred. (Yes she is Jewish too. It’s called self-hatred) Namely that she had – at the old Night Shade Books Discussion Forum back in 2005 – put up a link approvingly to a ‘greedy Jews’ article from a Muslim extremist website (that calls for the liquidation of Jewry with Allah’s help by the by) whilst telling us that said article was “milder than it might have been”; and additional mountains of ‘new’ anti-Semitism that I didn’t even bother with. I also acknowledged the non-responses from genre pros such as Lucius Shepard, Liz Williams, Hal Duncan, Bob Kruger and Jeff VanderMeer to Tambour’s vicious anti-Semitism, instead the former vented their disdain and contempt for a conservative SF fan and old NSB forum regular, S F Murphy (Lucius Shepard most notably). As I ended that article I begin this one (a little repetition).
At Anna Tambour’s extensive links on her blogroll http://medlarcomfits.blogspot.com/ – a few odious, blatantly and egregiously biased and extremely anti-Israel (ie anti-Semitic) left-wing sites pop out.
The Free Gaza Movement
Australians for Palestine
Independent Australian Jewish Voices (a pathetic masochistic group if there was one)
However it’s one of the links under the category ‘Some creative types‘ that stands out. Amidst links to genre writers and editors, the link to one Gilad Atzmon sticks out like a sore thumb. Gilad Atzmon (originally Israeli, former IDF paratrooper and a jazz musician by profession, now residing in the UK) is one of the most notorious anti-Semitic Jews around.
It’s hardly surprising, Tambour’s approving link to Atzmon at her blogroll (among so many other anti-Semitic ones), given everything I have detailed in my previous article on Tambour!
Getting straight to the point, this is Atzmon…
It comes from ENGAGE, a liberal resource that combats academic anti-Semitism in the UK. The piece from 2006 is written by Dave Hirsch:
Atzmon, writes David Adler in Jazz Times, is a ‘staunch anti-Zionist, … is the darling of Britain’s Socialist Workers Party — in fact, a return guest lecturer at the SWP’s annual Marxism conclave. But read Atzmon’s political writings (at gilad.co.uk) and you’ll find a sensibility about as progressive as Idi Amin’s.’
‘There Atzmon writes: “[W]e must begin to take the accusation that the Jewish people are trying to control the world very seriously…. American Jewry makes any debate on whether the ‘Protocols of the elder of Zion’ [sic] are an authentic document or rather a forgery irrelevant.” He has also written: “To be a Jew is to be a victim and to enjoy your symptoms. To be a Jew is to believe in the holocaust [sic], to be a Jew is to believe in a historical narrative constructed around endless merciless sagas of persecution and harassment…. The victim strategy is the latest and most sophisticated form of Jewish supremacist segregation.” It’s little wonder that Atzmon has helped to distribute Paul Eisen’s The Holocaust Wars, a Holocaust-denial tract.’
Even ‘antiracist’ Jewish anti-Zionists like Roland Rance, Stephen Marks and Tony Greenstein have recognised that Atzmon is an antisemite, perhaps because he denounced them using the language of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Sue Blackwell has removed the link from her site to Atzmon’s consciously antisemitic site. Tony Greenstein, a man filled with hatred and loathing for that which he denounces as ‘Zionism’, which he thinks is a form of Nazism, wrote a piece entitled ‘Why Palestine Solidarity activists must reject antisemitism’, criticising Atzmon as a Jew-hater.
Here is an article authored by Atzmon from March 2010, published in the Dissident Voice, a socialist newsletter, where Atzmon brazenly endorses Holocaust Revisionism along with the justification for the Jew-hatred that led to the Holocaust (something of a contradiction, but you know…). The short article is entitled, without any sense of irony, ‘Truth, History, and Integrity’. The piece is utterly mad, ineffably deranged, the most extreme self-loathing.
Here are the pertinent excerpts:
It took me years to accept that the Holocaust narrative, in its current form, doesn’t make any historical sense. Here is just one little anecdote to elaborate on:
If, for instance, the Nazis wanted the Jews out of their Reich (Judenrein – free of Jews), or even dead, as the Zionist narrative insists, how come they marched hundreds of thousands of them back into the Reich at the end of the war?
I am left puzzled here; if the Nazis ran a death factory in Auschwitz-Birkenau, why would the Jewish prisoners join them at the end of the war? Why didn’t the Jews wait for their Red liberators?
I think that 65 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, we must be entitled to start to ask the necessary questions. We should ask for some conclusive historical evidence and arguments rather than follow a religious narrative that is sustained by political pressure and laws. We should strip the holocaust of its Judeo-centric exceptional status and treat it as an historical chapter that belongs to a certain time and place
65 years after the liberation of Auschwitz we should reclaim our history and ask why? Why were the Jews hated? Why did European people stand up against their next-door neighbours?
From the CIF Watch site, that monitors anti-Semitism from the anti-Semitic Guardian (beloved by British genre Leftists and Tambour herself coming to think of it), there is this article from 2009 detailing Atzmon’s throw-away anti-Semitism in his interview by The Guardian’s John Lewis. It’s why The Guardian loves him so. What would The Guardian do without their self-hating Jews? Here is Atzmon in his own words:
“Zionists complain that Jews continue to be associated with a conspiracy to rule the world via political lobbies, media and money. Is the suggestion of conspiracy really an empty accusation? … we must begin to take the accusation that the Jewish people are trying to control the world very seriously … American Jewry makes any debate on whether the ‘Protocols of the elder of Zion’ are an authentic document or rather a forgery irrelevant. American Jews do try to control the world, by proxy.
“American Jews (in fact Zionists) do control the world.. So far they are doing pretty well for themselves at least. Whether the Americans enjoy the deterioration of their state’s affairs will no doubt be revealed soon.”
Holocaust Denial (Jewish Power prevents serious research into whether the Holocaust indeed happened):
“The established history of the Holocaust is a “religion” that “doesn’t make any historical sense”. [Jewish power has] “managed to prevent the West from accessing one of the most devastating chapters of Western history”.
The injurious role of “Jewish bankers” and other “rich Jews”:
“Throughout the centuries, Jewish bankers bought for themselves some real reputations of backers and financers of wars and even one communist revolution. Though rich Jews had been happily financing wars using their assets, Alan Greenspan, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States, found a far more sophisticated way to finance the wars perpetrated by his ideological brothers Libby and Wolfowitz…
There is no antisemitism anymore:
”There is no anti-Semitism any more. In the devastating reality created by the Jewish state, anti-Semitism has been replaced by political reaction. I am saying that these acts [vandalizing synagogues and Jewish cemeteries]…should be seen as political responses rather than racially motivated acts or ‘irrational’ hate crimes. If Israel is the state of the Jewish people and the Jewish people themselves do not stand up collectively against the crimes that are committed on their behalf, then every Jewish person, Jewish symbol and Jewish object becomes an Israeli interest and a potential terrorist target….we should be consistent and regard any act against Jews as a political reaction rather than an irrational racist attack.”
What would Jew-hating liberals like Anna Tambour do without their self-hating Jews?
Here is blogger Adam Holland with an article documenting Atzmon’s thankfully honest Jewish self-loathing (it sets him apart from the likes of Noam Chomsky).
If the reader is interested, there are these further articles documenting Atzmon’s brazen and harebrained anti-Semitic poison.
There is this one by jazz critic Dave Adler, from 2005.
From Oliver Kamm, a political commentator and writer in the UK, we have these uh revelations on Atzmon from 2006. The article is entitled ‘Respect and anti-Semitism‘.
Remember Respect is the Respect coalition in the UK (Socialist Workers Party and the Muslim extremist MAB in overt alliance during the last decade) that genre writer China Mieville has publicly campaigned for. The most popular SWP blog is of course the rabidly anti-Semitic Lenin’s Tomb that Mieville has contributed to likewise (also Nick Mamatas’s numero uno political blog, that he unequivocally recommends ahead of any other).
As Kamm relates re Atzmon’s Jew-hate spew and the adulation he got from the SWP faithful:
Socialist Worker was indeed so taken with such “fearless tirades against Zionism” as that the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion accurately describes the state of modern America that it pointed out to readers of the article where they could hear more:
Gilad Atzmon will speak and perform on Tuesday 13 July at the Marxism 2004 festival and conference in London. You can find out more about his life and work at his website, http://www.gilad.co.uk.
You certainly can.
Atzmon’s views were so congenial to the audience at the Socialist Workers’ Party’s ‘Marxism 2004’ jamboree, that the peerless racist crank was invited back the next year. And the next.
Indeed check out gilad.co.uk for yourselves, if you dare!
As a matter of interest, in Howard Jacobson’s Booker prize winning novel The Finkler Question, (which relates directly to anti-Semitism in the UK and especially its nasty left-wing variant, which the likes of Nick Mamatas deny exist – in one of his idiotic blog responses to me he made this all too clear. Seriously) Gilad Atzmon is alluded to briefly as a fictitious character (a Jewish Israeli Holocaust Revisionist drummer in a band). A number of brief character sketches in The Finkler Question are modeled on real vicious British anti-Semites (such as Ken Loach the radical left-wing film-maker). Atzmon has that dubious honour likewise. Naturally the anti-Semite China Mieville hated The Finkler Question, well he would.
Gilad Atzmon, just one of Tambour’s wonderful uh inspirations I guess. It’s par for the course and entirely consistent of Tambour to have an approving link to the rabid self-hater and Jewish Holocaust Revisionist Gilad Atzmon in her blogroll, given what I detail in part 1 of this Tambour series (and given that Tambour is a rabid self-hater herself): that is her linking approvingly in an old Night Shade Books Discussion Forum thread to a ‘greedy Jews’ article – that Tambour is sure to tell us is “milder than it might have been”! An article from a Muslim extremist website that espouses jihad, Holocaust Denial, the call for another Holocaust of Jewry and effusive praise for the Nazis, and more in that vein. In that same thread from 2005, Tambour is sure to remind us that her Jewish family members perished in the death camps during WW2!
Forthcoming Part 3… Will Charles Tan, co-editor of the Apex World SF Blog with Israeli Jew Lavie Tidhar, continue to guest feature at rabid anti-Semite Anna Tambour’s website in light of the revelations detailed at my blog? More questions to make the genre Thought Police squirm.