Ron Unz’s article “The Alternative Media Can Defeat the Mainstream Media” makes a lot of sense, especially, as viewed against the background of his own articles in which he does not shy away from criticizing Jewish religion, Zionism, or ingrained habits. Above all, he welcomes others to do the same. In fact, he does more to undermine the moneyed Jewish MSM establishment than many alleged or real anti-Semite. Charles Bausman deserves the credit for rerunning Unz’s important strategy-minded article in Russia-Insider.
I think that Ron Unz is right in focusing on the media. “Groups advocating policies opposed by the American establishment should recognize that the greatest obstacle they face is usually the mainstream media”, he says. And adds, “In Clauswitzian terms, the media often constitutes the strategic “center of gravity” of the opposing forces”.
Judging by the discussion that followed, some readers remain suspicious of Unz’s motif. The reader named <<PsyOp mlnw>> is convinced that <<Speaking "truth to power" is useless...they are impervious to our words: they totally control the levers of power and don't give a hoot what our opinions of them are. just as long as we remain scattered and disorganized, which we are - thanks to people, like Ron Unz, who speak half-truths and obfuscate the real problem.>>.
I rather agree with the reader named Avatar that “To attack Ron Unz just because he is, or may be of the Jewish faith is disgusting. He is offering an important alternative platform to voices that speak truth to power, and if you don't get it, then you are part of the problem as well”.
Recently I discussed similar issues in my article “Get Ready for the 2020 Presidential Race. Jews & Gentiles United.” Among other things, I reproached the defeatist mood of anti-Establishment forces in the USA (http://www.raga.org/news/steve-sniegoski-pete-buttigieg-and-ron-unz ).
Here I cannot but agree with << Hildisvíni >> who writes that “anti semitism is not a working position. Jews are just specialised to understand the power dynamics of a complex society. If you don't have any on your side you will always lose.”
Moreover, I would say that the very notion of “anti-semitism” is a cunning trap into which Zionists and other Jewish extremists want to catch as many Gentiles as possible. Indeed, Jews are as divided on the vital issues of today as any nation on Earth. Like any trap, it bears a misleading name alluding to “racial” bigotry. Presumably, the typical “anti-Semites” are Christian WASPs. In fact, one of the most vicious “anti-Semites” was Karl Marx, a Baptized Jew, who denounced Jews as “swindlers” and called for violence against all capitalists, including Jews.
Above all, the very concoction of “anti-Semitism” is a misnomer designed to confuse the issues. Anthropologically, the Arabs, including Palestinians, are more Semitic than the majority of Ashkenazi and Russian Jews in Israel. In the US a much larger number of Christian Zionists than Jews vote for whatever Netanyahu wants them to. In Russia, Jews dominated Lenin’s Bolshevik party, but the majority of Jews stayed away from the revolution. Fanny Kaplan, a Jewish Socialist Revolutionary, unsuccessfully tried to kill Lenin the dictator (he was a quarter Jew) and paid with her life for the attempt. Leonid Kannegisser, a Jewish officer of Russian Army, was executed for assassinating Moisei Uritsky (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moisei_Uritsky), one of the bloody Jewish founders of ChKa. Personally, I do not approve of violence, but the Communists fomented it on global scale. We certainly cannot conclude all Jews are alike.
When Charles Bausman, the founder of this site, wrote It's Time to Drop the Jew Taboo, I quickly translated it into Russian because I was certain he did not do it to bait Jews, but because the taboo “is making serious discussion of Russian geopolitics and history next to impossible”. I knew his purpose was to fight anonymity of the US MSM establishment and thus increase its accountability for the current US hostility to Russia that threaten the survival of the Planet, an urgent task for Right and Left, Liberal and Conservatives, wealthy and poor, believers and atheists, Jews and Gentiles.
We all are in the same boat.
Vladislav Krasnov, (aka W. George Krasnow) Ph.D., former professor of Russian Studies, is the author of prophetic “Russia Beyond Communism: A Chronicle of National Rebirth”. He is now president of Russia & America Goodwill Association (www.raga.org)
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