oy fuckin’ vey

Marvel remove X-Men artwork after cartoonist hides anti-Semitic and anti-Christian references in work
Jack Shepherd, Independent (UK), Apr 10 2017

Marvel has found themselves in trouble once more after fans discovered anti-Semitic and anti-Christian messages in a recent comic book issue. The artwork within X-Men Gold #1 features numerous references to the ongoing Indonesian protests against the Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. Indonesian artist Ardian Syaf inserted numerous references to the protests. Most prominent is a t-shirt worn by the mutant Colossus which features QS 5:51, a reference to Qur’an Surah 5:51. That section translates, according to Qur’an.com:

O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you, then indeed, he is of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.

The numbers 212 and 51 also make appearances, themselves references to the mass protests and another Qur’an verse forbidding Muslims from being led by other Muslims. There’s also an image of Kitty Pryde, a known Jewish character, whose head obscures a Jewellery shop sign so just the word “Jew” is prevalent. Marvel has since released a statement on the matter, reading:

The mentioned artwork in X-Men Gold #1 was inserted without knowledge behind its reported meanings. These implied references do not reflect the views of the writer, editors or anyone else at Marvel and are in direct opposition of the inclusiveness of Marvel Comics and what the X-Men have stood for since their creation. This artwork will be removed from subsequent printings, digital versions, and trade paperbacks and disciplinary action is being taken.

The X-Men were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, who were both Jewish, while Marc Guggenheim, who wrote the issue, is also Jewish. Guggenheim pointed fans towards Marvel’s official statement on Twitter.

Yahweh and WMDs
Gilad Atzmon, Apr 10 2017

Not many people know that the evil genius who introduced our universe to WMDs was the Jewish German chemist Fritz Haber. For his work at the service of the German ministry of defense at the time of WW1, Haber is considered the ‘father of chemical warfare.” Haber pioneered the weaponizing of chlorine and other poisonous gases during WW1. Haber died in 1934 on his way to Palestine. He was making Aliya. It should also be noted that it was Jewish ‘pacifist’ Albert Einstein who, together with Leo Szilard (another Jewish physicist), initiated the Manhattan project to produce the very first nuclear weapons. In 1939, it was Einstein who proposed to President Roosevelt that the United States begin its nuclear energy project. Needless to say, the Manhattan Project was over-populated with Jewish German scientists, working day and night to build a nuclear bomb, hoping to bring total destruction on Germany and its people (not just the regime).

Just a few years later in the 1950s, David Ben Gurion and Shimon Peres decided to introduce the Middle East to WMDs, launching the Israeli nuclear project and also the Israeli chemical and biological warfare laboratory at the Israel Institute for Biological Research in Nes Ziona. One may wonder, what is it that motivates Jewish secular scientific geniuses such as Haber, Einstein, Szilard, Oppenheimer and many others, not just to place their brilliance in the service of evil, but actually to initiate and invent the most destructive genocidal weapons in the history of mankind? And what was it that motivated Ben Gurion and Peres to introduce the entire Middle East to the threat of Judgment Day weapons and the notion of ‘Samson Option’? You may ask yourself, is it something in the Jewish religion that invokes such genocidal, fatalist thinking? But the truth of the matter is that all the above scientists were secular Jews, far removed from Judaism or the Talmud, so it is unlikely that it was rabbinical Judaism that motivated Haber or Einstein. Similarly it wasn’t Judaism that motivated the secular Ben Gurion or Peres to launch the Israeli nuclear project.

If you really want to understand the possible roots of Jewish cultural fascination with WMDs, the place to go is probably the story of Passover. The Jewish Passover seder, celebrated by both secular and orthodox Jews, delves at length into the story of the Ten Plagues: ten calamities that, according to the Book of Exodus, Yahweh inflicted upon innocent Egyptians, just to persuade their king, Pharaoh, to let the Israelites go. Could it be that the ten plagues are simply old-time WMD warfare perpetrated by Yahweh himself? First, God made water into blood. Then, God inflicted on the poor innocent Egyptians a blitz of frogs. The third Divine biological attack was lice. Fourth was wild creatures to harm people and livestock. The fifth was livestock succumbing to disease. Then the biblical WMD God attacked the poor Egyptians and their livestock with boils and ulcers, an early version of mustard gas, I believe. When none of that did the trick, Egypt was subjected to God-inflicted climate change. The seventh plague was a thunderstorm of hail. Then came locusts, and when this didn’t help, God simply turned off the lights for three days. Finally, the Jewish God really lost his patience and decided to murder every firstborn son in the kingdom.

Yahweh is not exactly a nice god. In fact, he is a genocidal being who would not have the slightest chance of surviving a visit to the Hague. Alan Dershowitz himself would not be able to get him off. The story of the Plagues of Egypt is celebrated by most Jews and not only the religious. Jews see Passover as a festival of liberation which even the most secular Jews are happy to celebrate. But in practice, this joyous festival celebrates a merciless warfare against an innocent civilian population. The story of Passover leaves unanswered some important ethical and theological questions. If the almighty Jewish God is so omnipotent, why did he not just soften Pharaoh’s heart towards the Jews? Or why not just punish the king? Why did the Jewish God prefer to engage in such murderous adventures on innocent Egyptians? The above depiction of the Old Testament God leaves us with some unsettling philosophical questions. If it was the ancient Israelites who invented this God, a God who chose them over all other peoples, why not make him a bit nicer? Why did he have to be so vengeful, so genocidal even? Einstein, Oppenheimer, Fritz Haber, Ben Gurion and Shimon Peres were secular Jews. They didn’t follow the Talmud nor did they keep the Sabbath, yet, like the Old Testament God himself, they probably believed that mass destruction was simply the kosher way forward.

One Comment

  1. harry
    Posted April 10, 2017 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    As usual Atzmon twists everything. Concerning the last plague, the death of the first born, he doesn’t give any ‘natural’ explanation as he did in the first nine and therefore trips up by allowing the possibility of divine intervention which he abhors.
    As the tradition says the world was created for Israel [Israel being a term existing thousands of years before the Zionists] one could come the logical conclusion that if the world was created for Israel then if there will be a destruction of the world it rests with the creation.

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