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Why God Chose the Jews
L.A. Times ^ | 1-14-06 | Andrew Klavan

Posted on 01/14/2006 5:04:46 PM PST by cgk

Why God chose the Jews

By Andrew Klavan

THERE IS ONE good thing about anti-Semitism: It lets you know who the bad guys are. Right, left, black, white, freak or straight, the minute someone starts rattling on about the evil Jews, you know your train just pulled into Slimeball Station.

All bigotry is wrong, of course, but there's something about this particular form of prejudice that's weirdly reliable as a sign of deeper wickedness. Perhaps it's because the Jews contributed so much to humanity's moral code that to hate them as a race is to despise the restraints of morality itself

Whatever the reason, true, virulent anti-Semitism is such a good indicator of the presence of evil that I'm tempted to believe that when God made the Jews his chosen people, this is what he chose them for: to be a sort of Villainy Early Detection System for everyone else.

Unfortunately, in his infinite love for his creation, I suspect the Big Guy may have overestimated our intelligence. Maybe he thought that after Hitler we'd just, you know, like, get it. Instead, we still see apparently intelligent people appeasing, making excuses for and even embracing the sorts of stinkers who ought to set off the Big Alarm.

That's why I think the system could use more bells and whistles — a loud honking noise perhaps, or closed captioning for the morally impaired. Thus, when Iranian President Ahmadinejad says the Holocaust is a "myth" or Israel "must be wiped off the map," you would hear a loud honk and words would appear in the air below his face: "Hello. I am an evil madman. Please stop negotiating with me now and proceed to cripple my nuclear capability by any means necessary."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Miscellaneous; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; antisemitism; belafonte; chavez; israel; jewish; jews
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1 posted on 01/14/2006 5:04:48 PM PST by cgk
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To: cgk

Good one. A very humorous yet serious look at this evil.


2 posted on 01/14/2006 5:08:11 PM PST by Bigg Red (Do not trust Democrats with national security!)
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To: cgk

Honk, HONK!


3 posted on 01/14/2006 5:08:11 PM PST by colorcountry (Currently not in the process of becoming a God!)
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To: Bigg Red
:o) - and for those of us who don't have an early warning detector system built in...


4 posted on 01/14/2006 5:09:05 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: cgk

Good essay.


5 posted on 01/14/2006 5:09:25 PM PST by Celtjew Libertarian
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard; Alouette

ping!


6 posted on 01/14/2006 5:09:40 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: cgk
Why God chose the Jews

Because Zeus got to choose first?

So9

7 posted on 01/14/2006 5:12:37 PM PST by Servant of the 9 (Trust Me)
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To: cgk; SJackson; Salem

BTTT


8 posted on 01/14/2006 5:13:58 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: 1st-P-In-The-Pod; A Jovial Cad; A_Conservative_in_Cambridge; adam_az; af_vet_rr; agrace; ahayes; ...
FRmail me to be added or removed from this Judaic/pro-Israel/Russian Jewry ping list.

Warning! This is a high-volume ping list.

9 posted on 01/14/2006 5:14:18 PM PST by Alouette (The Anti-Borg - You Will NOT be Assimilated!)
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To: cgk

Thank you for this post....good essay and I passed it on


10 posted on 01/14/2006 5:14:46 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: cgk; NYC GOP Chick; Texan5; RikaStrom

Or, as the aged Jew once sighed, "Lord, I know we are Your chosen race. But, just for once, couldn't You chose somebody else?"


11 posted on 01/14/2006 5:14:48 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: cgk
Maybe he thought that after Hitler we'd just, you know, like, get it.

I don't even think the Jews get it, really.

12 posted on 01/14/2006 5:15:28 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: NYer

Here's a good place for that Roy Schoeman excerpt of yours.


13 posted on 01/14/2006 5:16:50 PM PST by Dark Skies ("A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants." -- Churchill)
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To: cgk
The next time you express an opinion on what's wrong with the world, take a look around to see who's nodding in agreement.

WORD UP!

14 posted on 01/14/2006 5:17:22 PM PST by Wheee The People
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To: cgk
I was really distressed in church this week when the pastor mentioned the "suffering of the Palestinians", in connection with Christians standing up for the poor and afflicted in the world. It was something like, the pastor and his wife made a trip to the Mideast several years ago where they saw the despair in the faces of the Palestinian people.

Of course, not a word about the despair in Jewish faces after another suicide bombing. Nothing about the corruption of the Palestinian leaders and the Arab world who keep the Palis in subjugation for political purposes. In other words, the bias made me ill. And the pastor probably wasn't even aware that he was showing bias.

15 posted on 01/14/2006 5:18:31 PM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Brilliant
Here's a great book that explains the connection...

Salvation is from the Jews by Roy Schoeman

16 posted on 01/14/2006 5:19:57 PM PST by Dark Skies ("A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants." -- Churchill)
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To: cgk
"Hello. I am an evil madman. Please stop negotiating with me now and proceed to cripple my nuclear capability by any means necessary."

Succinct and to the point. Interesting that Mr. Bush (the world's greatest poker player) has lassoed the Germans to help us with this.

My guess is that the Iranians will FUBT in their fuel processing operations on their own, but any assistance towards that, or that looks like that, would be helpful and may be necessary.

17 posted on 01/14/2006 5:20:46 PM PST by bvw
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To: Ciexyz
I was really distressed in church this week when the pastor mentioned the "suffering of the Palestinians"

Cut the pastor some slack. He or she may have just been trying to toe the party line and stay in good standing with the denominational leadership. If you underestimate how much pressure the leadership is willing to put on pastors, you need to review what just happened at First Presbyterian, Hollywood (CA).

18 posted on 01/14/2006 5:34:09 PM PST by PAR35
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To: cgk

Great article. Out of the LATimes, no less.


19 posted on 01/14/2006 5:34:20 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: cgk
God gave you an early detection system. Use it.

That detection system IS Israel; They are God's Prophetic Time clock

20 posted on 01/14/2006 5:34:20 PM PST by Clay+Iron_Times (The feet of the statue and the latter days of the church age)
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