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By Michael Hoffman
Aug 9, 2017
“Ernst Zundel deserved agony, not a quiet exit.”
— Toronto Sun columnist Mark Bonokoski
In our August 7 eulogy for the late Ernst Zündel, we alluded to the “Talmudic mentality” and the penchant of people afflicted with it for revenge and hatred, which they project on to Zündel in paroxysms of rage and libel.
No sooner had we published our tribute than Mark Bonokoski stepped forth to confirm our observation.
Mr. Bonokoski writes for one of Canada’s largest newspapers, The Toronto Sun. It’s difficult to account for the fact that the Sun, which wears its human rights’ heart on its self-righteous sleeve, would print Bonokoski’s disgusting column, with its sadistic craving to see a pound of flesh extracted from Zündel, but that’s what has occurred.
In the August 7 issue of the Toronto Sun online, in an article titled — believe it or not — “Ernst Zündel deserved agony,” Mr. Bonokoski was not content with the lifetime of persecution inflicted on Zündel for his ideas, speeches, printing and writing, including multiple costly criminal trials, two years’ imprisonment in solitary confinement in Canada, five years imprisonment in Germany, the burning of his home and its contents by an arsonist, and his deportation and subsequent banishment from the United States and Canada.
In Bonokoski’s fevered imagination:
“Zündel deserved agony, but got none. The fact that he was able to die at home in Germany, of natural causes, and apparently in robust health up until the heart attack hit, is just another example of how life isn’t fair.”
“Ernst Zündel deserved to die in agony!”
— Jewish journalist Mark Bonokoski in the Toronto Sun
These are grotesquely inhuman words. What sort of mentality urges suffering and cruelty on a dead activist? It can be found here:
“Jesus shares his place in the Netherworld (hell) with Titus and Balaam, the notorious arch enemies of the Jewish people. Whereas Titus is punished for the destruction of the Temple by being burned to ashes, reassembled, and burned over and over again, and whereas Balaam is castigated by sitting in hot semen, Jesus’ fate consists of sitting forever in boiling excrement.”
—Peter Schäfer, Jesus in the Talmud, Princeton University Press, p. 13, (with reference to the Babylonian Talmud tractate Gittin 57a).
What sort of mentality decries the hatred of Jews but approves the hating of Germans? It can be found here: “Every Jew, somewhere in his being, should set apart a zone of hate — healthy, virile hate — for what the German personifies and for what persists in the German.” — Elie Wiesel, Legends of Our Time, chapter 12: “Appointment with Hate,” (Schocken Books, 1982).
“The anti-German bias of Elie Wiesel’s article (“An Appointment With Hate,” Commentary magazine, December, 1962), is easily justified and need not be repudiated.” writes Joseph Meier in Commentary magazine, dated April 1, 1963.
Because few people with social standing have the courage to point out the megalomania and searing hypocrisy evident in the preceding citations, these malignancies grow unchecked, conferring upon our supposedly egalitarian society a Talmudic supremacism consisting of special prerogatives for bullying and hating marginalized dissidents and non-conformists, who have little or no voice in the mainstream media and are dehumanized with impunity, to the glee of the guardians of “human rights.”