I wondered why such a grizzled old hag of a has-been like Alice Walker was doing trying to clutch the stylish and fashionable coat-tails of the talented and lovely (and hot!) Alicia Keys. One choice would be envy.
But I should have known the true cause: pure greed.
American writer Alice Walker, who has long made clear her antipathy toward the state of Israel, “has taken her extreme and hostile views to a shocking new level” in her latest book of meditations on life and her personal activism, according to a review of the book by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
Walker’s “The Cushion in the Road” devotes 80 pages to fervently anti-Jewish ideas, explicit comparisons between Israel and Nazi Germany.
The 12 essays of the section, titled “On Palestine,” which make up a quarter of the book, are rife with comparisons of Israelis to Nazis, denigrations of Judaism and Jews, and statements suggesting that Israel should cease to exist as a Jewish state. Walker’s book also attempts to justify terrorism against Israeli civilians, claiming that the “oppressed” Palestinians should not be blamed for carrying out suicide bombings.
Walker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American writer, essayist and poet, has a long history of biased statements against the Jewish state. In June 2012 she refused to allow an Israeli company to publish a Hebrew edition of her classic novel, “The Color Purple,” in protest of what she described as Israel’s “apartheid” policies and “persecution of the Palestinian people.” Most recently, Walker wrote a letter calling on the singer-songwriter Alicia Keys to cancel her upcoming July 4th concert appearance in Tel Aviv in protest of Israel’s policies.
To think that we played into her avaricious hands, giving her pub for her hateful screed. All she wanted, like Goebbels before her, was to manage propaganda. No wonder she won a Pulitzer: that’s pretty shrewd. Isn’t it funny (?) how all of the Jew-hating tropes are actually practiced by the Jew-haters themselves?
LEst you think that language a little strong:
Speaking of Black churches whose leaders recount Biblical stories regarding Jewish triumphs, Walker writes, “It amazes me, in these churches, that there is no discussion of the fact that the other behavior we learned about in the Bible stories: the rapes, the murders, the pillaging, the enslavement of the conquered, the confiscation of land, the brutal domination and colonization of all ‘others’ is still front and center in Israel’s behavior today.”
On several occasions Walker seems to indicate that the purported evils of modern-day Israel are a direct result of Jewish values, alleging that Jews behave the way they do because they believe in their “supremacy.” She suggests that Israeli settlements are motivated by the concept that “possession is nine-tenths of the law,” which she claims is a lesson she “learned from my Jewish lawyer former husband. This belief might even be enshrined in the Torah.”
Ah yes, the “Jewish lawyer” figure. I wondered when he’d loom. It’s not just Israel, it’s the Jews and their religion. And it’s not just Jews, but “Jewish lawyers”—ex-husbands, no less! Her hatred is complete; it’s come full circle. There’s something almost Biblical in that. At least Satanical. And for her sake, let’s hope profitable.