I try to follow world events as much as I can. If one uses only American media sources, that makes it difficult to keep up with world news. Americans are notoriously self-absorbed and so we simply don’t get the kind of world news coverage that is commonplace worldwide. I’ve recently begun to receive the superb magazine The Economist, a British publication that delivers an incredible amount of world news in its pages. It blows TIME and NEWSWEEK away, hands down, no questions asked. I take those too, but they pale in comparison to The Economist.
This week’s issue contains a shocking story of a neo-Nazi movement in the country of Israel! Unbelievable, yet true. Apparently a group of Russian immigrants had formed a neo-Nazi group. The Israeli "Law of Return" allows not only Jews themselves, but all relatives, no matter how remote their actual Jewishness. This allowed persons with only the most sketchy of Jewish ties to come to Israel seeking a better life, which did not come about. Their children are not growing up disaffected and what better way to express disdain for Israel than by becoming a neo-Nazi?
The Nazis slaughtered countless millions of Jews and other minorities. And let it be said that they truly did this, in spite of claims by Holocaust revisionists that they in fact did not. [It is profoundly shameful and embarrassing that a certain weekly publication closely associated with The LCMS will, with some regularity, get on a revisionist tear and deny that the Nazis in fact did slaughter as many as they did. As if outreach to the Jews is not hard enough for Lutherans, who can never remove themselves form the darkest mark on the German soul-Nazi Germany. And anyone who says that the majority of Germans were not supportive of Nazi Germany just does not know what they are talking about.]