Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Jabotinsky


"Our habit of constantly and zealously answering to any rabble has already done us a lot of harm and will do much more. ... We do not have to apologize for anything. We are a people as all other peoples; we do not have any intentions to be better than the rest. As one of the first conditions for equality we demand the right to have our own villains, exactly as other people have them. ... We do not have to account to anybody, we are not to sit for anybody's examination and nobody is old enough to call on us to answer. We came before them and will leave after them. We are what we are, we are good for ourselves, we will not change, nor do we want to." Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Instead of Excessive Apology, 1911.

4 comments:

Pastorius said...

Hey, your blog works again. What did you do to fix it?

Congrats to you and to me, because, now, I can read it again.

eyesallaround said...

Ya, I noticed it's working better now too. I wonder what was going on.

dag said...

I took the chicken bones with the feathers glued on them and did the hoochy-choochy dance around the fire during the full moon while my mates here clened out redundant html code from the blog. They'll thank me for it later.

That Rare American Who Reads History said...

Ummm... you're aware that Jabotinsky was a Jewish fascist? That he negotiated with the Nazis in an attempt to get his branch of the Zionist movment recognized by the Nazis as the representatives of Jews in "Europe of the New Order"? That he assisted the Nazis in murdering Serbs? And that when he ran out of Serbs to betray he assisted the Nazis in rounding up non-zionist Jews in exchange for members of his group being allowed to leave for Palestine? This lickspittle of Adolph Eichmann and Benito Mussolini almost single-handedly gave credibility to the anti-Semitic bigots who equate Nazism and Judiasm! Man, he wasn't kidding about "the right to have our own villains" -- he certainly was one!