Twenty-four years ago, the Labour MP Gerald Kaufman complained to the authorities about a cartoon that was being distributed by the British Nazi leader Colin Jordan, one that purported to show the Jewish control of the US Government. In those days, the imbeciles who run Britain’s police had not yet taken to persecuting hapless celebrities like Paul Gambaccini, but racists were considered an easy target, and anti-Semites were even better.
Jordan saw the Hidden Hand of Organised Jewry everywhere and behind everything; much the same way as Bahar Mustafa and her fellow feminist airheads blame all the world’s troubles on heterosexual white men, so do the crazy anti-Semites and mystics like David Icke blame it all on Jews. There are prosaic reasons for this, not all of them ignoble. Two of our biggest supermarket chains were founded by Jews: Marks & Spencer and Tesco; Jewish achievements in other fields from the arts to science are extraordinary, but Jews have no monopoly on either heroes or villains. Nor are they immune to genuine persecution, Leon Brittan was a Jew, that didn’t prevent the last years of his life being blighted by a demented woman who accused him of raping her in his apartment nor fantasists and outright cranks who claimed he murdered boys at homosexual orgies.
Back in the early 90s, when the police slipped up with the raid on Jordan’s home, the geriatric Nazi was able to sue them in civil court, which resulted in a victory and hard cash for him; this led to them harassing him almost continuously until his death in 2009. Now, some would have us believe, Colin Jordan has found an unlikely spiritual heir, Gerald Kaufman himself. Kaufman is not only a Jew but a Zionist, although a somewhat unusual Zionist because he believes Palestinians have rights, and doesn’t like seeing the IDF shooting them. Six years ago, in the wake of the Gaza Massacre, he made a short but passionate speech in the House of Commons in which he railed at the Israeli Government, accusing its leaders of acting like Nazis.
At one time, no Jewish politician would have dreamed of making such a speech, and no Gentile politician would have dared. Had the latter done so, it would have ended his political career because of the enormous power of the Zionist lobby, a lobby which is even stronger in the United States.
That being said, this power and influence has always been the proverbial elephant in the room, and some people have found it amusing to see Zionist Jews complaining on the one hand about what poor, persecuted powerless people they are while on the other they openly demanded and got special laws not only to protect their lies but to put Jews above all criticism.
For a number of reasons, that is no longer the case, one is that there are now many millions of Moslems domiciled in Europe, the US and Canada; these people don’t have the same irrational guilt complex as whites, and side automatically with the Palestinians. There are other reasons too, but probably the greatest one is that the excesses of successive Israeli Governments have turned even Diaspora Jews against it; it is difficult to portray yourself as being victimised when you are standing on your oppressor’s neck.
While there is still a certain taboo about discussing Jewish power, there are those politicians who are prepared to tackle it head on, but real though this power is, it is counterproductive or even foolish to exaggerate it. Over the past few years, Gerald Kaufman has referred to Jewish businessmen pulling wires behind the scenes, allegations which have been likened to Nazi propaganda about the Protocols Of Zion. The reality is of course that along with Moslem businessman, Christian businessmen, and rich businessmen generally, Jewish businessmen do try to influence public policy, and indeed there is no reason they should not provided they do so honestly and openly. A lot of politics is about lobbying, if steel workers have the right to lobby the Government to keep open loss-making steel plants, then businessmen have the right to lobby for international trade, or whatever.
Recently though, Mr Kaufman has gone much further than the simple claim that Jewish businessmen are lobbying for Israel, he has claimed that the Israeli Government had “made up” the recent spate of violent knife attacks to give it a pretext to “execute Palestinians”. Since when has the Israeli Government ever needed an excuse for mass murder, has he forgotten the latest Gaza massacre of only last year? All manner of Israeli outrages against Palestinian men, women and children can be found on YouTube. Doubtless Mr Kaufman means well, but he is beginning to sound less like the Father of the House than lunatic fringe conspiratard Chris Spivey.
Unsurprisingly, the same powerful Jewish organisations that continually whine about how powerless they are have demanded an investigation, and will doubtless get one. As Mr Kaufman is now 85 years old there will doubtless be hints or perhaps more than hints that he is suffering from dementia and that he should retire. Whatever happens, now that the Hidden Hand is not only revealed but recognised by at least one powerful Jewish politician in these islands, it is clear that Mr Kaufman owes the late Colin Jordan a heartfelt apology.
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