August 15, 2006

On the Most Ancient Virus to Infect the Soul

San Francisco Demonstration, August 2006

ANTI-SEMITISM IS NOT A SIGN, A SYMBOL, A BULLET, OR A GAS, IT'S A VIRUS. It is the oldest known virus to attack the human soul. The existence of Israel masks the existence of the virus by renaming it ("anti-Zionism"). Through the renaming of this ancient disease as a “political problem,” many people now become infected through their friends, families, at their schools, from their community, church, or nation, or from exchanging infected fantasies with infected ideologues. By changing the name of the disease it has become possible for many to deny that they have contracted the virus. This facilitates the current outbreak. It is a clever virus and this shape-shifting is one of its oldest methods of perpetuating itself.

The origin of the virus is unknown, but many suspect the area to be Bablyon and Sumur with an early leap across borders into Egypt. It was later transmitted through not-so-casual contact to much of the world by traders out of Northern Africa and the Roman Empire.

During the period following the fall of Rome, the virus found traction in early Christianity as a common carrier. In this host it thrived, and was able to survive and spread for many centuries. Of late, many parts of Christianity, now that it has become fragmented, have rejected the virus and those who host it, but strains of the virus can still be found at the center of many subsets of the Christian faith today.

Islam, of course, is the not-that-new major religion to not only host the virus, but to celebrate being infected with it, and to actively take measures to make sure that, within the body of Islam, the virus can thrive and expand. What to do about this new and virulent strain of the virus is something that is now consuming a great deal of the attention and treasure of Western Civilization.

In the past, treatment of the virus involved the application of large amounts of steel and fire, but this age is still experimenting with targeted surgery of the infected parts of Islam to see if a less Draconian cure is possible. Recent events confirm that this sort of microsurgery will probably be ineffective since the virus seems to have become the host.

Flare-ups of the virus have been common across Europe throughout the last 2 millennia, but an overwhelming series of eruptions in Europe from England through the lands controlled by the USSR, required a global intervention before the conflagration was deemed to be put out. This, of course was an illusion, since like the root burns engendered by forest fires, it only smoldered underground in the human and social hosts for decades before erupting once again in the vast Petri dish of the Middle East.

With the advent of the "Palestinian cause" becoming chic in Western, European, and Liberal circles -- driven at first by Socialist Progressive romanticism in the late 1960s and early 1970s -- being infected by virus has once more become acceptable to exhibit socially in certain ways. Indeed, in many circles and societies, having the virus has lately become a highly prized fashion accessory to popular academic, media, and state ideologies. It is now actually a badge of pride in many Western circles to appear at various events wearing gold-plated buboes inset with multi-faceted Kaposi's sarcoma that contain the virus at their core. Many now believe this intellectual adornment to actually be beautiful.

The virus, because it is an ancient and clever virus, can lie dormant for years, and like HIV, can mutate around a lot of therapies designed to destroy it.

As noted above, in the recent past, it has been shown that large doses of steel and fire can eradicate the virus in some populations, but only for a time. A cure is promised, but seems to be always delayed. The only measures that work are, at best, prophylactic. Another strategy is strict monitoring to prevent the spread of the virus. This seemed to be holding the virus at bay for decades. Lately, however, this method has broken down. The virus, like terrorism, has recently been able to piggy-back on the world-circling data-stream, and infect individuals and groups previously deemed immune. The current strain has indeed become so virulent that even large blocks of Jewish people,in Europe, America and even Israel, have become infested.

But there is, as history demonstrates, no immunity to be had from the virus. The only strategy that seems to work is abstinence. This is accomplished by a rigorous rejection of all attempts by the virus to establish itself within an individual host. Constant monitoring and the suppression through education or other means of outbreaks in groups or ideologies or nations is also required.

Since the virus has been present in human hosts for well over 4,000 years, hopes for eradication in our lifetime are slim. Hopes for eradication in the future are better in civilized countries if, and only if, members of the generations now living and infected with the virus become dedicated to not passing it on to future generations. The virus is found nowhere else in nature except within the human host. If it is denied transmission to the young, it can be eliminated from the world in three generations. But only if.

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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

Excellent writing about a depressing reality. It is the best observation of anti-Semitism that I have read in some time.

Posted by: Ransom Danegeld at October 16, 2003 11:52 PM

The Rise Of Anti-Semitism
Dr. Michael Ledeen on Fox News - video

Posted by: Terror-Free Oil at August 16, 2006 8:12 PM

I began formulizing my case at the beginning of this month for why both Christianity and Judaism are in for a rough time.* I pointed to a reason that even Dennis Prager (author of Why The Jews) admits he'd overlooked in that book.

Key elements. Abraham, in revolting against pagan practices (human sacrifice), established the core ethos of the modern creeds: elevating innocent human life to a sacred plane. Believe in life, not death. My interpretation: have faith in boundless human resourcefullness not fearful of limited (dwindling) natural resources.

It is my hypotheis that those who do not cherish innocent human life (or would have a differing view of what constitutes innocence) never forgave Abraham. Those like them will be most hostile to any who carry on Abraham's idea.

I make the case (in a way I am not quite satisfied with yet**), that those who have most embraced post-modernism are not only not hostile to radical islamic death cultism, but are actively helping it.

Many of us do want to accept this, but I believe it is an unyeilding logical consequence to the rampant pessimistic outlook for humanity that has been inculcated by the West's counter-culture. It certainly is consistent with the nihilistic strain that Stephen Hicks Explaining Postmodernism identified as one of Postmodernism's three key elements.

*Also Anti-Americanism as I lamented in January.

** My front page version is still being edited, while the link above is over a week old now.

Posted by: pascal fervor at August 16, 2006 11:25 PM

sorry, looks like I couldn't make up my mind whether to write formulating or formalizing, and didn't catch it until now.

Posted by: pascal at August 16, 2006 11:31 PM

Kip: A study of the writings of some very highly placed Catholics from hundreds of years ago shows the kind of hatred Gerard discusses. And while it is true that mankind always has persecuted the "other", that otherness has been related to different characteristics at different times - color, language, diet and other cultural markers - EXCEPT in the case of the Jews, who have always been persecuted for their Jewishness. It has indeed been a fanatical philosophical hatred for a very long time.

If only hatred of the chosen people was a newer blight on the planet, we would have a better chance of irradicating it.

Posted by: AskMom at August 17, 2006 11:08 AM

Probably not politically correct to say so, but the virus is also spread in baath houses from Syria to San Francisco.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at August 17, 2006 4:03 PM

Gagdad: Gerard's not going to be happy that he missed using that one himself, that's all I've got to say about it :)

Posted by: AskMom at August 17, 2006 5:09 PM

Speaking of a virus of the soul.... Note that the man in the photo is sporting a "soul patch" (which here functions as a Hitler moustache appearing along the lower, not upper, lip).

So-called "culture" (Western, American, secular - what-have-you).

Posted by: Jeremayakovka at August 17, 2006 8:43 PM

I would have said "goy baath houses."

Posted by: Petey at August 18, 2006 3:21 PM

...and that's no Shi'ite.

Posted by: Christopher at August 18, 2006 3:40 PM

The guy in the picture looks like Liza Minneli's last husband.

Posted by: Fausta at August 21, 2006 5:43 PM

It's 1935 and two men in Berlin are listening to Hitler rant against the Jews. One says to the other, "Very interesting, but I prefer it in the original Arabic."

Posted by: pst314 at August 23, 2006 7:15 AM
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