An Interview by Alimuddin Usmani
Translated by Romain Redouin (http://www.egaliteetreconciliation.fr)
Alain Soral and Gilad Atzmon have each faced (and perhaps welcomed) criticism and controversy as a result of their intellectual inquiries and honest reasoning. Neither man has shied away from politically incorrect observations including those on issues of Zionism, culture, Europe or freedom of speech.
How did you get to know each other?
AS: I first got to know Gilad through his music. I am a jazz lover and have long appreciated Gilad who is an internationally known and admired musician. Gilad also played with Robert Wyatt who has been my favorite musician since I was 16. Gilad and I met in person two years ago at the Paris Book Fair. He was there to finalize the contract of his latest book, "The Wandering Who?" which is co-published by my publishing company, Kontre Kulture.
I am blown away by Gilad’s courage and lucidity. By culture and experience I have seen that those Jews who are able to tear the veil of tribalism to reach the authentic universal are very rare, although they are always the best!
GA: Soral published one of the two French editions of my latest book, "The Wandering Who." I met him at the Paris book fair 2 years ago and in spite of the language barrier between us, I have managed to learn a lot from him. Soral is one of the last European intellectuals. And it is far from surprising that the Left is outraged by his profound political and ideological insights.
For quite a while those who oppose, satirize or criticize the domination of the Zionist lobby within French politics and media, seem to be subject to political abuse and judicial persecution. Why do you think the Zionist elite choose to target France in particular?
AS: It should be noted first that France has, or suffers from - depending on your point of view – what is by far the largest Jewish community in Europe, with nearly 700,000 members, while Italy or Spain, for example, have about 40,000. The pressure and the influence of this very organized community on French power and policy are inevitably proportional to its size. There are also some historical components that are particular to France: France prides itself on being the country of human rights, it was the first nation to emancipate the Jews of Europe, it had the Dreyfus affair, the maintained guilt of Petainism, the Zionism of the Fourth Republic, the dominance of the Grand Orient masonry on the supposedly French socialist left ... These are some of the many factors that give our "organized Jewish community" as it defines itself, its effective and overwhelming position of moral watchdog.
GA: I think that the Jewish Lobby is particularly forceful in France as a result of the impact of the '68 student revolution. French society has been broken into a multitude of identity groups, and the more broken a society is, the more it tends to subscribe to Jewish politics. The reason is simple. After 3000 years of tribal exilic operation, the Jewish intelligencia is the most advanced in identity sectarian politics and cultural manipulation.
The gist of identity politics is an attempt to transform the cohesive host nation into a myriad of godless synagogues. To some extent, Soral and Dieudonné have managed to unite what is left of the French working class; which includes Muslims, Arabs, Blacks and Whites. And as we have seen, the Jews and the Socialists see this development as an imminent danger.