Rabbi Harry Waton: the Jews are an Intellectual Aristocracy
Transcribed by Peter Myers, Canberra, Australia.
Updated November 23, 2012.
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Communism, Rabbi Waton says, is Judaism’s project for the world. All other religions are other-worldly; only Judaism lives for this world, and specifically for a political program which unifies and equalises mankind.
In this excerpt from his book, Rabbi Harry Waton proclaims the Jews an aristocracy of the intellect.
Sects of Ultra-Orthodox Jews prevent their wives and children from gaining information about the world, except from Jewish sources – and then, Orthodox ones. They devote themselves to intellectual pursuits, but this is a blinkered intellect. When one looks at the problems in the Middle East, the apartness of the Jews seems a big component of the problem. I think that the Jewish Marxists have retained some of this apartness. (Note: socialism, as public ownership of major productive parts of the economy, has a lot of merit. It is foolish to oppose something just because it is favoured by a Jewish faction.)
I myself spent three years and three months in Catholic seminaries, from 1966 to 1969. As in the Jewish case, intellect was cultivated, but within strict limits; although Liberation Theology was making inroads at that time.
If the Patriot movement embraces blinkers and apartness in the same way as the Orthodox Jews, it will find itself one day in the same backwater as the Far Right in Israel.
Judaism is best met with intellect, not guns. Further comments follow Waton’s text. ===start of text===
A Program FOR THE JEWS
An Answer TO ALL ANTI-SEMITES
A PROGRAM FOR HUMANITY
BY HARRY WATON New York 1939
COMMITTEE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE JEWS
NEW YORK – 1939
I have quoted Waton extensively, in order to meet him on his chosen ground: Intellect. True intellectuals do not try to prevent debate or suppress information. What is the Jewish score on that criterion? Courageous dissidents like Noam Chomsky, Israel Shahak, Ari ben-Menashe, Victor Ostrovsky, Zeev Sternhell, Norman Finkelstein, Mark Bruzonsky and Benjamin Ginsberg pass with high merit; but their courage is shown by their defiance of attempts at thought control and suppression.
Attempts to prevent debate and suppress information are the mark of Propaganda, not Intellect. Education is not the enforcement of some one-true-line received from On High, but the exposure of the student to all viewpoints on a subject, allowing each viewpoint to be put, not by an editor but by the proponents themselves.
The Principle of Verification is incompatible with the Principle of Falsification. The former is used to enforce official scepticism against dissident ideas, which are set a high bar to prove themselves. Falsification, on the other hand, posits that the onus is on the sceptic to disprove the new idea: unless disproved, all ideas can be considered.
Opponents of the New World Order, rather than closeting themselves, should feel sympathy for their fellow sufferers in the Third World, and reach out to them. If the West has an immigration problem, then the Third World has an overpopulation problem; it’s merely two different sides of the same problem, and it demands a solution: in particular, the avialability of contraception, tubal ligation etc in those countries. The correct strategy is to build bridges to the poor and dispossessed. Expose the fraud of “Jewish Internationalism”, by showing the hogging of America’s foreign aid. Produce graphs of it showing the % going to wealthy Israel, to Egypt on Israel’s behalf, and to the other poor countries of the world. Show it also as per capita. Distribute these graphs to the leaders of Third World countries: let them be the judge of Jewish Internationalism.
Produce tables of the foreign debt and credit of all countries at a synchronised time, showing that they do not add up to zero as they should, and raising the question: if nearly all countries are seriously in debt, where are the missing creditors? In tax havens, perhaps, from whose bunkers they enslave whole continents. The data is not available, despite the self-proclaimed “Open Society” – so produce it. Help me to gather it. Then let the poor be the judge.
Full text of Waton’s book, with explanatory footnotes and commentary: waton-program.html.
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