- Uma digressão sempre instrutiva de Kevin MacDonald. Não se perde nada na leitura dos cinco capítulos.
«Zionism is an example of an important principle in Jewish history: At all the turning points, it is the more ethnocentric elements—one might term them the radicals—who have determined the direction of the Jewish community and eventually won the day. 3 As recounted in the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah, the Jews who returned to Israel after the Babylonian captivity energetically rid the community of those who had intermarried with the racially impure remnant left behind. Later, during the period of Greek dominance, there was a struggle between the pro-Greek assimilationists and the more committed Jews, who came to be known as Maccabeans.
At that time there appeared in Israel a group of renegade Jews, who incited the people. “Let us enter into a covenant with the Gentiles round about,” they said, “because disaster upon disaster has overtaken us since we segregated ourselves from them.” The people thought this a good argument, and some of them in their enthusiasm went to the king and received authority to introduce non-Jewish laws and customs. They built a sports stadium in the gentile style in Jerusalem. They removed their marks of circumcision and repudiated the holy covenant. They intermarried with Gentiles, and abandoned themselves to evil ways.4
The victory of the Maccabeans reestablished Jewish law and put an end to assimilation. The Book of Jubilees, written during this period, represents the epitome of ancient Jewish nationalism, in which God represents the national interests of the Jewish people in dominating all other peoples of the world:
I am the God who created heaven and earth. I shall increase you, and multiply you exceedingly; and kings shall come from you and shall rule wherever the foot of the sons of man has trodden. I shall give to your seed all the earth which is under heaven, and they shall rule over all the nations according to their desire; and afterwards they shall draw the whole earth to themselves and shall inherit it forever.5»
Bem a propósito, há uma obra do Konrad Lorenz, intitulada "Agressividade", cuja leitura, sobretudo no capítulo referente às ratazanas, muito recomendo. A tese fundamental do livro prende-se com os "benefícios da malignidade" para as espécies, em ambiente natural. É, bem entendido, uma noção de "natureza" muito pós-medieval, mas, na emulsão darwinóide da nossa época, transparece plena de fulgurações muito lógicas. Aqui entre nós, aquilo não vale grande coisa (pelo menos enquanto trafulhice transpositiva para o "caso humano", ou não fosse Lorenz um amigalhaço de Popper)), mas, em termos de ratazanas e seus emuladores humanóides, faz imenso sentido e poreja pleno de interesse. Isto tudo apenas para deixar um pouco mais escalpelizado o "triunfo" crónico e sistemático do "fanatismo" na "história judaica", como descreve Kevin Macdonald na peça em epígrafe.