(Jerusalem Post) Dara Horn — the author of the jewishly provocative book entitled People Love Dead Jews — has found a new and maudlin way of looking at Jewish “suffering” that allows them to continue to wallow in self-pity and retain their proudly coveted title as the world’s most universally loathed people.
The Jerusalem Post published an interview with Dara Horn which gave her the opportunity to critique “gentiles” for allegedly using the suffering and death of Jews in order to feel better about themselves — that somehow when we show sympathy for dead Jews, we feel morally superior — a mental projection that says more about Jews than it does about “gentiles”:
People Love Dead Jews….is a collection of anecdotes, her own and of others, reports and stories, all highlighting the seeming paradox of non-Jewish Western society accepting – even showing interest and fascination in – the stories of Jews but having trouble allocating space in the present world for ones who exist now.
Nearly a year after its initial release,….[Horn] discussed the year, the book and the impression its release has left on her and on the world at large:
JP: Your book addresses live issues, issues that any Jew in the Diaspora has to deal with.
“It’s very emotionally different from novels. As a writer, you’re thrilled when people want to read your book and are interested in it, but with this one, I kind of wish people liked it a little less.”
“I don’t want to be right about this, [and] I was much more right than I thought I was. That’s been disturbing.”
As an author, especially of a book like this, Horn gets reader mail, but the ones from Jews stand out, and all have a slightly similar structure.
“The Jewish readers are from all walks of life but all say the same thing: ‘I’ve felt uncomfortable my whole life and I never knew why. Your book articulated this for me, thank you.’”
They always follow with a retelling of an uncomfortable interaction they had that follows the model of the book.
One woman wrote to her about how, as an actress, she had been going to auditions for two years, and every casting director would tell her that she looked too Jewish for the part, even when it was a Jewish part. The woman is now a voice actor.
Another told of his [student] exchange experience at a university in Germany, where he received a warm welcome and was even asked to do a presentation for Kristallnacht. The end of semester exam was scheduled for Saturday, so the student asked the professor for an accommodation. The professor said they couldn’t accommodate, and the student failed the course.
From schoolchildren wondering aloud in the Dallas Holocaust Museum if Jews still exist today to the bizarre experience Horn’s children had in their elementary school study of ancient civilizations, she is convinced the root of the problem is a combination educational and cultural.
In her school district, sixth grade is when students study ancient civilizations. “At some point during the year, each kid came home very confused because they learned about all these ancient civilizations. But at home, for each of these civilizations, we have a holiday about how they tried to kill us. Are they great or are they not?
“There are some baseline problems in the way that people talk about Jewish history in non-Jewish societies,” she said, “and people want this problem solved.
“Across America, you have so many people who just don’t know [enough] because most Jewish communities are concentrated, not spread out. The only thing they know about Jews is what they learned in their high school history textbooks, which is that they died in the Holocaust.”
“Jewish civilization is this counterculture that runs through the whole history of the West, challenging it. That’s why people don’t want to talk about it because it would ruin the story to see Jews as anything other than powerless victims,” she explained. When, in reality, “it’s hard to understand the history of the West without understanding Jewish history. The textbook model doesn’t fit with that.
Does Israel have a place in this conversation?
“Israelis don’t need this book because Israelis have solved this problem: Israelis don’t understand antisemitism because they don’t have to,” Horn explained.
“For Israelis, antisemitism is only about violence, so they only understand it as that. The psychological compromise with people who don’t respect you is not there. That’s the triumph of Zionism.”
That’s why it resonated.
“What’s been really heartening is the responses from non-Jews. People have a lot of goodwill [and want to learn more,] which is encouraging,” Horn said, adding that other minority groups have reached out saying they identify with the problem…
Yes, Jews just can’t figure out why white civilizations don’t bend over backwards to accommodate them — or any other racial minorities — who are trying to subvert them from within.
If white people go to live in Japan, they don’t complain about being treated differently and demand laws be changed to make them feel accepted — only Jews do that.
Only Jews spend millions of dollars each year conducting surveys — and even operating a centralized “command center” — to monitor and determine how much they are hated in every country in which they happen to dwell.
And when they act as the “counterculture” in white nations — a revolutionary fifth column — they become universally resented — and then complaining that a white nation doesn’t “understand” Jews or their culture is the essence of Jewish culture — they must feel to be outsiders to feel Jewish.
This demand for attention and accommodation — while at the same time insisting on remaining separate and subversive — shows a profound pathological narcissism.
Why should white people accommodate — that is, judaize — their own nations just so that Jews feel welcomed and “normal”?
Horn claims that white people like Jews only when they are dead — and she couldn’t be more wrong — because when they are dead — or alleged to be dead — they never let us forget it and force our children to study dead Jews in our own schools from the time they are barely able to read so that they won’t grow up and hate Jews.