November 19, 2012
Dear Jews of the world,
As mortal enemies of Banality of Evil (in case you aren't old enough to remember, see Hannah Arendt: Eichmann in Jerusalem — A report on the Banality of Evil), we weep, we shout, and we howl in pain every time we encounter a holocaust, others or our own, but we can do a lot better.
The title of my missive is borrowed from Steve Chorover's book, my psych. professor at MIT more than three decades ago from whom I learnt all about the Holocaust, about the Banality of Evil, and about Behavior Control.
If the image below was that of a Jewish family, the world would be in knots today.
But as in the good ol' Third Reich, since it belongs to the 'untermensch' du jour, the world is expected to accept it.
Not me. I am not content merely invoking the good old fashioned curse of the distinguished Holocaust survivor and the director of the Holocaust museum in Washington DC., Elie Wiesel, “I still curse the killers, their accomplices, the indifferent spectators who knew and kept silent, and Creation itself, Creation and those who perverted and distorted it. I feel like screaming, howling like a madman so that that world, the world of the murderers, might know it will never be forgiven.”
I also use “Mens et Manus”, Latin for ‘Mind and Hand’, MIT's motto, to attempt to also bring some good old fashioned engineering and horse sense to first understand the problem domain before seeking the solution. It is the only effective method of countering the same old "banality of evil" that has evidently merely migrated from Belsen to Gaza and Palestine today. I invite all those who today ponder upon the Holocaust, to read the three pamphlets below.
Please offer me your moral advice on how you would have liked me to respond to that other Holocaust, and I will hasten to apply your abundant wisdom to the one I can do something about today. If there is any good in this letter, please spread it far without hesitation.
Editor's note: "Israel has killed a family of eleven people this evening, and many, many more. If Israel wants to stop its aggression, then we can talk. But before then, how could we consider any deal?" Salama Maroof, a senior Hamas spokesman told the Daily Telegraph. http://rt.com/news/gaza-
Project Humanbeingsfirst observes the self-evident fact of the matter that reading and crying and then repeat, which is what humanity continues to do upon discovering another holocaust, does not help those who are seeing the end of their genocide! Those escaping their holocaust continue to endure it for a long long time. The images on television brought to the rest of us in the comfort and safety of our home only tell a futile story –– for it repeats again and again with even more inhuman brazenity while most just watch on, perhaps with a silent prayer.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Palestinians Don't Bleed!
“The villany you teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.”
A battle for Zionistan primarily seeded in the Machiavellian intellect of the ubermensch which begets the genocide of yet another untermensch even as we speak, cannot be fought with tears, protests, and narratives.
Project Humanbeingsfirst uses the word “genocide” and “holocaust” very circumspectly. To the dead it makes little difference whether they are murdered in a concentration camp in the tiny Belsen or the large one in Gaza. To the living, it becomes only a narrative: for some to be borne with screams and nightmares, for others to become a bountiful harvest of political and pecuniary gains. That spans the full gamut of opportunism, from the Holocaust IndustryTM to peddling the travails of a beleaguered peoples in the garb of erudite scholarship and high-minded morality. The worst of which is to plant clever red herrings among the victims in an unprecedented intellectual and psychological warfare to ensure that the golem will never be identified and put down by the victims even in their existential struggle for survival. The onslaught of this holocaust is full spectrum.
The genocidal assault on the civilians of Gaza in 2012 by the mighty state of Israel is once again only enabled because no Palestinian evidently learnt in 2009, never mind in 1948 or 1917, that the power which unleashes this holocaust upon them, now in its 64th continuous year, actually beats in the heart of a golem that resides not in Zion, but elsewhere.
That golem has surrounded its criminal enterprise with an “Iron Wall” of such power and obscurity that few have been able to breach it –– evidently none among the beleaguered Palestinian peoples themselves if their silence on it is permitted to speak of their missing wherewithal. To this day, most Palestinians, never mind the rest of the peoples on planet earth silently watching the spectacle of an innocent people being systematically eradicated from their own land like “cockroaches”, remain unaware that the principal land deed which gratuitously granted their land to the Jews was addressed to Lord Rothschild. It is their oligarchic enterprise. Yet none dare utter that name –– not even among the Palestinians! Because of that absurdity, it is once again Déjà vu in Gaza, 2012, today!
The holocaust in Palestine cannot be interdicted without first effectively breaching that “Iron Wall” which protects the criminal enterprise of Zionistan. Since few speak of it – never mind comprehend it – the price is continually paid in the pound of flesh extracted from the Palestinian peoples while they are kept innocent of knowledge of their most cunning and diabolical foe.
A Public Service Message from Project Humanbeingsfirst.org. For what it's worth!
Zahir Ebrahim, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary matters, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at UET, MIT, and Stanford, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (http://tinyurl.com/zahir-patents), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book of protest, written in the aftermath of 9/11, was rejected by countless publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. His prolific writings may be read at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org.