On “Pacifists” In Bed With Nazis And Other Tyrants

While I’m on the subject of so-called Pacifist organizations sucking up to that monkey faced runt Iranian dictator, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, I think it’s important to expose these organizations, as the Nazi enablers they’ve always been.

The pacifist-Nazi axis dates to the 1930s. None other than the worldwide spokesman for non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi, wrote letters to Adolph Hitler that were deferential in their tone and abhorrent in their implications. A 1939 letter was apologetically described by Gandhi as a “mere impertinence” and included the following signoff: “I anticipate your forgiveness, if I have erred in writing to you. I remain, Your sincere friend, Sd. M. MK Gandhi.”

In a letter dated December 24, 1940, Gandhi assured Hitler that he had no doubt of “your bravery or devotion to your fatherland.” Zionist appeals for Gandhi to support a national home for the Jewish people, meanwhile, fell on deaf ears, as he insisted that “Palestine belongs to the Arabs.” Not only did Gandhi reject the cause of a Jewish state but he effectively echoed Nazi propaganda, as with his warning that “this cry for the national home affords a colorable justification for the German expulsion of the Jews.”

Even more supportive of Hitler were the Mennonites. In a letter dated September 10, 1933, the Conference of East and West Prussian Mennonites from the German city-state of Danzig wrote to the Fuhrer to express its “deep gratitude for the powerful revival that God has given our nation through your energy” and wished Hitler a “joyful cooperation in the up building of our Fatherland through the power of the Gospel.” If its enthusiasm for hosting Ahmadinejad is any guide, the Mennonite Church has learned little from this dark chapter in its past. On the contrary, the church’s alliance with the Iranian leader is an extension of its hard-line anti-Israel politics, which find expression in its funding of books advocating the so-called “right-of-return” for Palestinian Arabs – a policy that, if implemented, would mean the destruction of Israel.

Here’s more on how Mahatma Ghandi believed that it was the duty of German, and European Jews to suffer and die at the hand of the Nazis.

Having rejected both the plea that Palestine should be offered as a place of refuge for the Jews and the idea that the Western democracies should launch a war to overthrow Hitler, Gandhi offered only one avenue for the Jews to resist their persecution while preserving their “self-respect.” Were he a German Jew, Gandhi pronounced, he would challenge the Germans to shoot or imprison him rather than “submit to discriminating treatment.” Such “voluntary” suffering, practiced by all the Jews of Germany, would bring them, he promised, immeasurable “inner strength and joy.” Indeed, “if the Jewish mind could be prepared” for such suffering, even a massacre of all German Jews “could be turned into a day of thanksgiving and joy,” since “to the God-fearing, death has no terror.”

According to Gandhi, it would (for unexplained reasons) be “easier for the Jews than for the Czechs” (then facing German occupation) to follow his prescription. As inspiration, he offered “an exact parallel” in the campaign for Indian civil rights in South Africa that he had led decades earlier. Through their strength of suffering, he promised, “the German Jews will score a lasting victory over the German Gentiles in the sense that they will have converted [them] to an appreciation of human dignity.” And the same policy ought to be followed by Jews already in Palestine enduring Arab pogroms launched against them: if only they would “discard the help of the British bayonet” for their defense, and instead “offer themselves [to the Arabs] to be shot or thrown into the Dead Sea without raising a little finger,” the Jews would win a favorable “world opinion” regarding their “religious aspiration.”

There’s a famous Talmudic saying that goes like this:

“He who is compassionate to the cruel will ultimately become cruel to the compassionate.”

These so-called pacifist groups show how true that statement is.

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3 responses to “On “Pacifists” In Bed With Nazis And Other Tyrants

  1. What an odd philosophy for anyone to espouse, particularly one so deeply spiritual as Gandhi. Each day, I am educated on ideas that defy rational behavior and seem counterintuitive.
    Eastern philosophy and religions, to be sure, take a different path; however, instructing people to sacrifice themselves enmasse in order to engender sympathy from a callus world seems
    absurd. World opinion has always averted eyes to protect self-interest throughout history. Each society cherry picks its arguments. Jews have rarely engendered sympathy.

    That is the fate of the individual or a collective society which chooses to break with mainstream thought.

  2. I remember reading old new york times articles back during WW2 and Gandhi had been imprisoned for trying to have a british war munitions depot destroyed in berma. So much for his deeply spiritual self. I just wish I had photo copied it.

  3. Hi Lurker, have you tried Googling for it? I would be interested in seeing what you find.

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