No non-Jew will ever be in a position of saying something meaningful to a Jewish person. Gunter Grass is just another false god that should be exterminated.
It doesn’t matter if you saw with your own own eyes the country of your birth being turned to ashes because of somebody’s bad idea. What you have to say is of no interest whatsoever.
Until a Jewish person has that experience of watching his own country turned to ash for the very same reason, there is nothing to be learned. In fact, we don’t care about Gunter’s bleatings at all. He’s just a piece of pascal lamb that won’t disturb anyone very much longer.
Zionism is like a giant machine for chopping off anyone who stands a little taller than the rest. Carter goes, Dershowitz stays. Grass goes, Mandela goes, Tutu goes, anyone who dares to question the orthodoxy. It’s hard even to remember their names. So the result is a monoculture of mediocrity. Everyone is rightly terrified that a mis-step can easily – no, will almost certainly result in unbearable pressure.
When somebody or other gets to decide whether or not Peter Beinart can be interviewed on KPFA for goodness sake by somebody who is not orthodox, it seems we are in the grip of an iron headlock, not just a lock step as our President likes to say, but our mental spheres have been occupied to such an extent that we can’t even talk about a clearcut path that could lead to nuclear holocaust.
To see grown men pretend that for 50 years Gunter Grass fooled them, that if they had only known about his activities as a 17 year-old, they would have certainly dismissed as the “tainted” ravings of anti-Semite sworn to the destruction of every Jew on earth such works as the Tin Drum. Now come on ! These people claim to be so easily hoodwinked !
I feel sorry for our children.