Reader Post: Winter Is Not Coming

london-protest-slogans-1024x635Just another business trip! When flying around the world is an integral part of your job you learn to turn a switch in your mind that blocks out the craziness of modern travel. Tuesday, as I boarded El Al Flight 315 from Tel Aviv to London around 9:45amit was like any other flight. However, a few minutes in, as people where still boarding and struggling with luggage, a flight attendant announced over the sound system that we must all evacuate the plane. The sirens had started again. I have been disembarked from many planes for a multitude of reason, from broken equipment to tempestuous weather, but never for an incoming rocket. That was a new one for me!

Surprisingly, everyone got off the plane very quickly, without panic, without complaint. After the obligatory ten minutes in the shelter we began to re-board the flight, and eventually took off to London with only a slight delay.

Honestly, I did not give the incident much thought; after all I had stopped counting the number of times I have had to go into the bomb shelter or get out my car and seek shelter from incoming rockets since the shelling began. But, admittedly, I did wonder if this incident was unique.

Arriving at my hotel room near Heathrow later in the day, I clicked on the television to hear the latest news from home. It’s weird how you catch your breath hoping that the anchor doesn’t say that another soldier was killed or a rocket landed in populated areas and hurt someone. Channel surfing for an update, the most amazing thing happened; there were no less than Thirty! That’s 3-0 channels in Arabic from around the world. All showing war images from Gaza and the obligatory talking head screaming for the death of Israel and Jews worldwide.

Now, this is not a surprise, the Muslim world has long ago succumbed to the psychotic cerebral condition of the unadulterated hatred of Jews. What surprised me most was that the English speaking news networks, comparatively there were 10 of those, seemed even more hell-bent on proselytizing the fact that Israel is to blame for everything that was happening.  You got a sense from the way they spoke that they were truly enjoying attacking Israel in every interview, sentence and word. These so called journalists appear to be on an evangelical mission to show just how truly evil the Jews are. Astoundingly, there was no mention, not even once, about the killings of hundreds and thousands in Syria over the last several weeks. I guess some Muslim lives are more news worthy than others.

Using the term “Jews”, and not “Israelis” above was deliberate. Winter is not coming, it’s here. These news reports, the violent protests in France, Britain, the rest of Europe, the United States and the Muslim world calling for the gassing, killing and extermination of Jews the world over have a common thread. That commonality is polarity.

The world today is polarized between the sane and the insane, the rational and irrational, the peaceful and the zealots. There is no middle ground. Anyone thinking they can sit on the fence or wait this one out is sorely mistaken. The era of politically correct conversation is dead, especially when only one side is aware of its existence. It is time to say things as they really are.

The Muslim world is controlled by a group of psychotic zealots with one ideology. That notion is the absolute belief in the segregation, dehumanization and extermination of world Jewry as a whole and Israel in particular. Now, this may sound extreme and overarching. People will argue that most Muslims are peace loving, normal people. That counter argument is valid. But these normal people must be the first to stand and fight the zealots within their midst. If this silent majority is truly peace loving, why do they allow this rhetoric to be disseminated in their name?

Unfortunately, the ideological disease has spread beyond the Muslim world. It has afflicted many in the so called enlightened western word.

The world today is lost; it is lost due to a lack of true leadership. In its absence history has shown us time and again that evil will fill the void. That is where we are today. We are again witnessing the world dividing between good and evil. I realize the melodramatic nature of such a statement. But, look around; can this be the world that we are living in? A world that Jews must go on television to justify our existence. A world where it does not matter if you live in Paris, Boston, Istanbul or Ashkelon you cannot feel secure in your own home. A world that yet again seeks to unload its neurotic and irrational problems at the door step of the usual scapegoat, the Jews.

The question is why? Why the Jews? Is it because there only 14 million of us in the world and that makes for an easy target? Is it the Arab world’s money? Are the afflicted so fearful that they will be cut off from the money and oil? I don’t know the answer and I am sure there isn’t just one.

However, this time it’s different, this time we will not go away quietly into the darkness. This time we have built a country, an army and a people that will not yield and will not lie down without a fight. This time Jews the world over have where to escape to from stone-aged jihadist murders and their barbarian European hoard contemporaries.

To people around the world, look around you; open your eyes to reality, remember the lessons we have been taught about “Never Again”, and understand that winter is here and reality is that we are “Here Again.” What we chose to do today will be taught in text books in the future, the question is, what will they write? “Never Again the Sequel” or “History was not allowed to repeat.”

About Tomer Laks

This could be you! To submit a post for publication on this site, click on the Submit Post link on the left of the top menu below the banner, fill in the details, and use the editor to write your post. More details here

Facebook Comments

  • Merkaz

    Steeping off the plane at Heathrow Airport I get the feeling at times that I am in if not quite an enemy country, at least a very hostile nation.

  • dabney

    Brilliant post! I see this in the same “dramatic” terms. It is a global fight between good and evil, and Israel (the Jewish People) is once again the litmus test. It’s almost … biblical.

  • CableLegend

    FWIW, I have not noticed widespread backlash against Israel amongst the regular folk here in the US. A few dozen idiots lying down in the streets of Boston or NYC are just that, a few dozen idiots. However, based on how the US mainstream media is reporting on this conflict, I cannot blame you for feeling like there is far more backlash coming from US public.

    On a related note re: media coverage:
    One thing thing that I have not seen from the Israeli military spokesmen- something that might help better frame what is going on- would be for them to release their estimate of the number of militants killed each day. They did it in the first day or two but then basically stopped and so all we get is the constant drumbeat from the Palestinians or UNRWA saying, ” X number of Palestinians were killed today”- implying that only civilians are being killed anymore.

  • Hrundi V. Bakshi

    If you think Europe is hostile now, wait another 20 years. Then Europe will be one of the major breeding grounds for Jihadists, with whole governments subverted. Again, Europe will go to war against the jews and Israel will be the only force left to stop a new Holocaust from happening.

    • SoreHeed

      A little OTT don’t you think? The formation of the EU……to promote free trade, human rights etc across the continent has led to some of the most stringent laws, rules and regulations to prevent the cyclical nature of wars happening again in Europe, and so far it has worked…..

      For an culturally and technologically advanced country like Germany to descend into murderous chaos so quickly in the 1930’s required a great number of factors to simultaneously come together the start the whole thing off.

      It’s improbable ( though not totally implausible) that this situation could happen again in Europe. But some of those factors are present in the Arab world………..

  • Norman_In_New_York

    When Muslims kill 170,000 Muslims in Syria, nobody gives a damn. When Israelis kill 1,000 Muslims (in self-defense, I might add) the world gets bent out of shape.

  • Jake

    Spot on. There are the sane and the insane. That is all you need to know and we all have to understand that now. Joan Rivers and Howard Stern, entertainers, understood this perfectly (far more so than our State Department). You cannot argue with the insane, and so never argue to justify our existence or justify the right to defend ourselves. Anyone who even needs to hear those arguments is clearly either insane or so stupid as to not be worth the wasted breath. And making those arguments demeans us.

  • Mexican Curios

    Nuke to al muslims on heart

  • SoreHeed

    Speaking as a Brit. I can definitely say I can’t get 30 Arab channels on my TV. I can get al jaz (English version) and Russia Today for the latest conspiracies out there but that’s about it. Airport hotels obviously cater for the international travellers.

    There have been anti-Semitic attacks in Europe and the UK, but the ones in the UK have been isolated and fairly small scale…and I’m in no way playing it down. You get more trouble from drunks in city centres at the weekend.

    The UK is a firm friend of Israel the prime minister and the leader of the opposition have both declared themselves Zionists. Don’t let the fact that the Muslim population and their left wing allies make lots of noise and get themselves heard, give the impression that lil’ old England is rife with anti semitism……..though France appears to be heading that way. So maybe French Jews should come over to England :)

    • steelraptor from Saturn

      What about the Jew-hatred of the BBC, the rest of the British media, ALL of the media, the Jew-hatred at your universities, the BDS movement there? I lived in the UK, your Muslim population is growing and it is driving Jews out of much of the area around North West England where large numbers of Jews have historically resided, but it’s bad in London too. The elite in Britain are rabidly anti-Semitic and the trade unions also have a strong anti-Semitic sentiment. That said, there are surprising levels of support for Israel as well.

      And Cameron has attacked Israel too in the past, unfairly and dishonestly. He’s a know-nothing dhimmi. A politician’s politician. Sure he’s not as bad as the Jew-hater Obama, but that’s not saying much. See how long he supports Israel, as the pressure to give in to Hamas’s demands is ratcheted up…

      • SoreHeed

        There has been no Jew hatred on the BBC. To say such a thing is ridiculous. There have been protests at the BBC from pro-Palestinian groups claiming the BBC is Zionist !! So you both can’t be right….

  • steelraptor from Saturn

    Yeah winter is here, but Laks appears oblivious of the reasons why. Or does he just not want to go there?

    The disease of Muslim Jew-hatred hasn’t spread to the West, it’s always been in the West. Hence the Jew-hatred that is intrinsic to the West, sees Jew-hating Westerners ally themselves with Muslim anti-Semites. The Holocaust and the pogroms in Russia and Poland were not the fault of the Muslims. Christians have a dark history of Jew-hatred (the Jews as Christ killers and thus devils). Obviously not all Christians. The Left’s Jew-hatred has its own dynamics, but a major pillar there is the belief that Jews are greedy capitalists (more complex than that of course). Everything I say is well-known, as far as anti-Semitic scholarship is concerned, it’s in the literature on anti-Semitism. It’s bread and butter stuff. Does nobody read the literature on anti-Semitism, or are obvious factors to western anti-Semitism (I mean just think about it and observe it) just ignored?

Israellycool is testing Sovevos. Click for more info.