Rather than chatter away needlessly about my religious background or personal life, I'd like to take this opportunity to explain to those reading
this post what my intellectual pursuits have managed to 'reveal' in the past 10-15 years. Looking back, I realize that this 'revealing' of reality
as it is, not as we'd like it to be, took some fairly intense research and study. I must confess that unlike most white European Americans, I come
from a Slavic, Eastern European background, the country of [the] Ukraine to be precise. Shortly after the end of World War I, my grandparents fled
[the] Ukraine due to the fanatical animosity the Bolshevik (Communist) revolutionaries had towards the religion Christianity. For my grandparents, the
choice was to stay and be persecuted, imprisoned, or even shot dead, or leave immediately. Not surprisingly, my family fled the USSR, not because they
were rich or staunch supporters of Capitalism or Democracy, but because they were deeply Christian- Ukrainian Catholic to be specific. My middle name
Nicholas is in honor of the last Czar of Russia (Nicholas II) and his family, who were brutally murdered by the Commnists and are now official
Christian Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
I stuck around St. Petersburg when I saw it was a time for a change, killed the czar and his ministers, Anastasia screamed in vain.
- Sympathy for the Devil, by the Rolling Stones
One fundamental fact, which many Christians today don't realize, is that before the rise of the German anti-Christ, Adolph Hitler, in the 1930s, my
Ukrainian homeland had also been home to millions of poor, simple, pious Jews who spoke Yiddish, not German, and not Ukrainian. Their home was called
the Shetl, yet it was my home too (or least my distant relatives). Although there were some fairly bloody disputes between my people, the Ukrainian
Gentiles, and their people, the Yiddish Jews, over the course of several tumultuous centuries, both sides had basically managed to live and prosper
side by side, village to village, throughout my ancestral homelands.
Anyway, as you can see, my specific ancestral background has some rather unique tie-ins with my current research specialization about all things
Jewish. No, I am not personally Jewish, but instead 101% pure Gentile who has absolutely no problems or hang-ups about the Jews, Judaism, or even the
Jewish nation of Israel. Indeed, as a 19 year-old freshman at Northwestern University I had the pleasant surprise of having my first actual
face-to-face encounters with real Jews. My only real impression of modern day Jews was through seeing the ultra-Orthodox variety with their all-black
modest clothing and extremely old-fashioned modes of lifestyle. Well, the young Jewish men and women I met were not like them, but were very much like
myself instead. As it turns out, some of my closest friendships throughout my four years of undergraduate study ended being with Jews- West Coast
Valley Girl/Boy children of Hollywood executives, Sons adn daughers of Doctors and Lawyers from New York with their thick urban accents and
city-slicking ways, as well as numerous Mid-west Chicago Jews who had their own unique set of cultural norms.
Before the Holocaust, there were more Jews in the Ukraine than in any other nation in the world. Therefore, my current tendencies to feel comfortably
at ease around any and all so-called Jewish peculiarities is, in fact, little different from the way my authentic Ukrainian Gentile ancestors (Slavs
as the West calls them) probably felt living around them, amongst them, and beside them. It is quite intriguing to me that my direct ancestors lived
right next door to the ancestors of countless Jewish Americans for nearly 1,000 years before the tragedy of the 20th century wiped out literally
centuries of Jewish culture and tradition. As the they say, truth hurts, and the brutal facts of history are undisputable. Long before the Nazis, my
people were, and to some extent still are, ruthless bullies to the Jewish people whenevert they want to be and this disgusting legacy has left a scar
upon my Christian soul which I hope to heal by educating my fellow Christian brothers and sisters in this country about the truth of Jewish
* What does the Jewish Midrash Really say about the Gentiles? *
God gave the Torah to Israel, but all nations are to benefit by it.
- Midrash, Tanchum. Devorim
David's words clearly show that righteous non-Jews will inherit future bliss. He says: 'The wicked shall go to 'Sheol' and all the nations that
forget God' (Psalms 9:18), meaning those of the nations that forget God, but not those who worship God.
- Midrash. Psalms 9
God will wipe away tears from off all faces. This means from the faces of non-Jews as well as Jews.
- Midrash, Genesis Rabba 26
Slight no man. Every man was created in God's image.
- Midrash, Tanchum, Jethro
Slander no one, whether it is your brother or not your brother, whether a Jew or not a Jew.
- Midrash, Tanchum, Pekudai
At the time of the final redemption of Israel, every nation among which they have been scattered, and out of which they will be redeemed, will sing
praises unto the LORD God of Israel.
- Jewish Midrash Psalms 117
So listen close, my American Gentile Christian believers! Despite all the rumors and lies of the past, I can vouch for the historical facts as my very
flesh and blood ancestors will admit to. Forget what you have ever read or heard about, because it's probably a brutal lie. The essential,
all-important truth is, in the end, rather dull and boring- namely that the Jews were never secretly evil (or demonic), they were never devious (nor
conspiratorial), they were nothing more than an unarmed, vulnerable minority living amongst a sea of potentially hostile European Gentiles who
despised them and would bully them at their leisure. Not surprisingly, this culminated in a final Satanic vortex of pure hatred for the 'other'- the
Jude (in German), namely the Jew. In my heart of hearts, I now feel it is my job, indeed my destiny, to patiently insist to everyone willing to listen
that the so-called 'other' is instead your Christian brother. And yes, this includes all Jews, now and forever.