World Famous Author branded ‘virulent Antisemite’ and ‘hateful little f**k’ for criticizing Israel and Jews

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” — True or false?

By Tony Rennell — for The Daily Mail via Darkmoon

Abridged by Lasha Darkmoon with brief notes and comments 

Best-selling children’s author, Roald Dahl, was dubbed ‘Roald the Rotten’ by his actress wife Patricia Neal (pictured above left in 1954). The couple’s marriage ended in divorce, with Patricia calling Dahl ‘rude and arrogant’. 

Real witches, the author Roald Dahl began one of his numerous best-selling children’s books, ‘dress in ordinary clothes. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs’.

It was a warning to his young readers that, in the adult world, all is not what it seems. Beneath the surface, dark secrets lurk. It was a fair commentary on his own life, too.

Behind the brilliant novels that have caught the imagination of millions of children with their thrills and chills was a complex individual with many difficult and indeed downright rotten characteristics about him.

This giant man (a lumbering 6ft 6in) was laid low by personality flaws that are impossible to ignore — his dark side brought to light this week when it was revealed the Royal Mint decided against honouring his achievements by dedicating a British coin to him.

The suggestion of Dahl’s image was made in 2014 but, according to previously undisclosed minutes, rejected by a bank sub-committee because of Dahl’s anti-Semitic views.

This is not a charge Dahl (who died in 1990 aged 74) or his many fans, the majority of whom will find this unacceptable and almost incredible, could deny.

He was quite open about his prejudice, telling the Independent newspaper in an interview after Israeli forces bombed Beirut: ‘I’m certainly anti-Israel and I’ve become anti-Semitic.’

He was even more inflammatory when he told the New Statesman: ‘There is a trait in the Jewish character that does provoke animosity. There’s always a reason why anti-anything crops up. Even a stinker like Hitler didn’t just pick on them [the Jews] for no reason.’

His views caused consternation among his loyal but hurt readers, notably in the United States. Two girls, named Aliza and Tamar, wrote to him from San Francisco:

‘Dear Mr Dahl, We love your books but we have a problem — we are Jews! You don’t like us because we are Jews. That offends us. Can you please change your mind about what you said?’

There is, sadly, no evidence that he did.

Nor is racism the only murky stain on his reputation. He was an exploiter of women, a philanderer and a bully, with a penchant for cruelty that comes through in his books. His pal Noel Coward got it right when he thought them ‘brilliant and the imagination fabulous’. But ‘unfortunately there is in all of them an underlying streak of cruelty and macabre unpleasantness’.

Precisely the same could be said of the man. His first wife, Hollywood actress Patricia Neal, described him as rude and arrogant and belittling towards her throughout their marriage.She dubbed him ‘Roald the Rotten’. His daughter Tessa found him selfish and controlling, declaring: ‘Daddy gave joy to millions of children, but I was dying inside.’

His own childhood was no bed of roses. Born in 1916, he was three when his father died. At nine, he was sent to boarding school and hated every moment. He left at 17 and went adventuring in Africa.

When World War II broke out, he joined the RAF and crashed in the Libyan desert, sustaining ‘a monumental bash on the head,’ as he put it, that would cause him pain for the rest of his life and perhaps explain some of his crabby nature.

He turned the experience into his first foray into writing — a short story of heroism he called ‘Shot Down Over Libya’ (though, according to one critic, it would have been more accurately titled ‘Veered off course over desert before disastrous emergency landing’).

By this time, Dahl was in the United States as air attache (and part-time spy) in the British embassy. Whether it was the blow to the head or the heady atmosphere of America, he turned from a shy boy when it came to girls into an unstoppable lothario.

Women — especially older ones — found him irresistible. He bedded actresses such as Ginger Rogers, was pounced on by the politician and heiress Clare Boothe Luce for a marathon sex session and seemed set on finding a rich woman to be his meal ticket. According to one acquaintance, ‘he slept with everybody on the east and west coasts worth more than $50,000 a year’.

He hit the jackpot with the stunning, Oscar-winning Neal (who married him on the rebound from Clark Gable), but he treated her abominably. He cheated on her, even with her closest friends, trying to lure heiress Gloria Vanderbilt into the marital bed with him while his wife was away.

The marriage hit hard times. Their baby son was badly injured when a taxi hit his pram, their eldest daughter died from measles, aged seven, and Neal suffered a catastrophic stroke which put her in a coma for three weeks. It left her disabled and with her face distorted, but she once overheard him tell the children with a sneer: ‘Mummy could do things if she only wanted to.’

He also embarked on a steamy affair with her friend, Felicity Crossland, and eventually divorced Neal to marry Felicity.

Meanwhile, his literary career had taken off. He was already moderately successful, turning out pieces for the titillation of Playboy readers that a critic described as ‘viciously pornographic and misogynistic’ and mystery stories such as Tales Of The Unexpected, which became a low-budget British TV series.

LD: I’ve read every Roald Dahl short story ever published and I haven’t found a single one that that I would describe as “viciously pornographic and misogynistic”. Masterpieces of the macabre, yes; “viciously pornographic”, no. This is an obvious attempt to demonize a man who was not too keen on Jews.  

But it was his children’s stories, with their dark humour, fantasy world and unforgettable characters that catapulted him, at the age of 40, into the big time — Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, James And The Giant Peach, The Twits and so on. Pick your favourite from the 20 he wrote.

With an uncanny knack for seeing the world from a child’s point of view, he churned them out from the hut in the garden of his home in Buckinghamshire and they made him one of the world’s best-known authors, with sales that would easily top 200 million

But success, fame and money did not make him any nicer.

The bullying was not confined to his family. He was so nasty that one of his American publishers dumped him because ‘you have behaved to us in a way that is unmatched in my experience for overbearingness and utter lack of civility’.

The publisher in question, Robert Gottlieb, was Jewish, which may have fuelled Dahl’s temper. Because he did not hold back on his anti-Semitic sentiments.

In the Seventies, he was reported as having been thrown out of a country club for screaming about the number of Jews dining in his presence. He expressed his disgust at Zionism and Israel and claimed that the atrocities of the Israeli army in Lebanon were not being reported in the Press because the owners of newspapers were Jewish.

LD:  Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? To doctor a famous quote of the poet Alexander Pope: “What oft is thought, but can no more be said.” 

He questioned why the Jews in Nazi death camps didn’t fight back, as if they were responsible for their own murders. ‘If I were in a line moving towards what we knew to be gas chambers, I’d rather have a go at taking one of the guards with me. But they were always so submissive.’

In an article for the Literary Review he castigated ‘those powerful American Jewish bankers’ who ‘utterly dominate the great financial institutions’

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“VIRULENT  ANTISEMITE” for saying:

“I’m certainly anti-Israel” and “There is a trait in the Jewish character that does provoke animosity. Even a stinker like Hitler didn’t just pick on them for no reason.”

Many people remained unaware of Dahl’s views. The Jewish director Steven Spielberg told journalists he had no idea when he shot The BFG as a film. Even when he found out, he tried to shrug it off. The man who directed Schindler’s List suggested in mitigation: ‘Dahl liked to say things he didn’t mean just to get a reaction. All his comments about bankers, all the old-fashioned, mid-1930s stereotypes we hear from Germany — he would say for effect, even if they were horrible things’.

Others would defend Dahl on the grounds that the views he expressed were not untypical of his generation. But though this may be an explanation, it does not wash as an excuse. Yet none of this is reason for a witch-hunt.

Dahl remains one of the greatest children’s storytellers of the 20th century. In 2003, four of his books were in the top 100 in The Big Read, a BBC survey to determine the ‘nation’s best-loved novel’.

So when the Royal Mint dismisses him as ‘not regarded as an author of the highest reputation’, they are, in terms of literature, wrong. The impact Dahl made, not least in encouraging increasingly book-shy generations to read, cannot be underestimated.

Writer and critic Alex Carnevale considers Dahl ‘a hateful little f**k’, but still remembers reading Danny, The Champion Of The World by torchlight under his bed covers and ‘feeling the first true wonder of a story whose outcome I could not possibly anticipate’.

He goes on: ‘Dahl’s books teach us that the world is a horrible, bigoted place, full of those who wish us ill. It is precisely because he attempted themes that other children’s authors never even touched that his fantasies stand out so much in a crowded room.’

It is also worth considering that the author the Royal Mint preferred for its coin rather than Dahl was one William Shakespeare — whose caricature of a Jew, Shylock, in The Merchant Of Venice, fed anti-Semitism for centuries.

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LD: Roald Dahl joins a long line of eminent writers and thinkers  who have offended the Jews and been branded as incorrigible “antisemites”. These include most of the early Church Fathers, Shakespeare, Dickens, Martin Luther,  Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Wagner, Dostoevsky, Solzhenitsyn, G.K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, George Orwell…. The list goes on and on, almost interminably, so much so that the term “anti-Semite” is now losing much of its force by sheer trivialization and overuse.  The greatest anti-Semite of all time, from whom all anti-Semitism is said to spring, is, shockingly, Jesus Christ. (See here). This is why, according to the Talmud, Jesus Christ is burned in hell forever in a cauldron of “hot excrement“. 

 

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Dr Lasha Darkmoon (b.1978) is an Anglo-American ex-academic with higher degrees in Classics whose political articles and poems have been translated into several languages. Most of her political essays can be found at The Occidental Observer and The TruthSeeker. Her own website, Darkmoon.me, is now within the top 1 percent of websites in the world according to the Alexa ranking system.


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Remote Indian Tribe Kills American Missionary Trying To Force Christianity On Them

Darkmoon – Nov 25, 2018

Does this feckless young missionary deserve a medal for his heroic  “courage” —  or was he just a reckless young fool who was “asking for trouble”?

By JANE FRYER — The Daily Mail

Abridged by Lasha Darkmoon — with notes and comments

Tribe-and-Him

They’re the  “sex-crazed tribe” cut off from the world for 30,000 years and they don’t like visitors — especially fanatical  holier-than-thou missionaries anxious to ram Christianity down their throats. They repel all visitors by shooting them with poison arrows. Their message is quite clear: “This is our island, and we don’t want any intruders, so KEEP AWAY!” 

Poison arrows, knives, spears, clubs, axes, rocks — all of them have been waved very angrily. Over the years, the message from the natives of the tiny island of North Sentinel in the Bay of Bengal could not have been clearer. ‘Keep away. Go home. Buzz off. Visitors not welcome. We want to be alone.’

Of course they do.

The Sentinelese are one of a very few remaining ‘uncontacted peoples’ in the world and they are determined to keep it that way. Which means we know tantalisingly little about their language, their culture, their belief system or even how many of them there are.

But what we do know is that they have lived happily and largely healthily on their tiny, lush, mangrove-swamped 20-square-mile island for at least 30,000 years.

During which time, they have feasted on wild pig, clams, berries and honey, engaged in energetic communal sex sessions on the beach and repelled pretty much every visitor (well-meaning or threatening) with a flurry of poison arrows and razor sharp machetes.

So it wasn’t such a surprise last weekend when John Allen Chau, a 26-year-old American Christian missionary-cum-thrill-seeking explorer who visited the island was felled by a poison arrow and then dragged round the white sand beaches by a piece of twine until he was dead.

Apparently Chau, a graduate of the evangelical Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma, who had previously declared visiting North Sentinel as his ‘must-do adventure’, had decided his life’s calling was converting the Sentinelese to Christianity.

Poor well-intentioned Chau! Of course, his death is an utter tragedy — a young life cut off in such an horrific and courageous way. He continued walking into the arrows as they fired, so intent was he on delivering his message from God.

And from all accounts he was a wonderful human being — ‘kind’, ‘big-hearted’ and ‘wonderful fun’.

JOHN CHAU, 26-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY killed last weekend by the natives of North Sentinel island for visiting their remote island against their will. Click to enlarge

JOHN CHAU, 26-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY
killed last weekend by the natives of North Sentinel island
for visiting their remote island against their will. Click to enlarge

LD: I disagree most emphatically with the politically correct writer of this article, Jane Fryer, that this reckless and stupid  26-year-old Chinese American “missionary” is some kind of heroic martyr whose “death is an utter tragedy — a young life cut off in such an heroic and courageous way.” His death may have been “horrific” but the word “courageous” is surely out of place and suggests we ought to sympathize with this foolish young religious nut trying to force his way into an isolated island community bearing unwanted gifts.

We now know from studying history that any nation imprudent enough to welcome Christian missionaries into their midst, whether in the far East or in the New World or the Antipodes, soon ended up colonized and exploited to the hilt by their benefactors.

It took the Chinese and Indians many centuries  to throw off the shackles of their Christian invaders, who used religion as a cunning tool to gain access to their countries. They then used their gunboats and superior weaponry to batten on the natives like parasites. Evicting the toxic Western squatters was not an easy task, and the loot spirited away in the process remains incalculable to this day.

We agree with the writer of this article, however,  as she continues: “But he [John Chao] shouldn’t have been there [in the first place]. Under Indian law, it is illegal for anyone to be within five nautical miles of the islands and, since last year, even filming the natives in the Andaman Islands — which include North Sentinel — has been illegal.”

Andaman Islands. Click to enlarge

Andaman Islands. Click to enlarge

LD (continued) : North Sentinel island, which is part of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal, is now under Indian jurisdiction. India has decided, correctly in my view, that the people of this remote island community are a rare “protected species”. And that nosey anthropologists, do-gooder missionaries, and other opportunistic intruders should have the decency to keep away when they are clearly not welcome.

As we all know now from the study of imperial history, it’s only one small step from seemingly innocent tape recorders and  cameras and nice Christian missionaries armed with New Testaments — to Coca Cola, McDonalds,  plastic-strewn beaches, high-rise casinos, cocaine snorters, call girls, and, last but not least — the final gift from the dark gods! — sex tourism laid on for plane loads of decadent deviants from the West. 

“No thank you!” says India.

In 1974, Western visitors to the island tried to seduce the natives by offering them silly gifts, which included, bizarrely, a miniature plastic car, a live pig, and a bunch of aluminium cooking pots. 

You can’t make this up. [LD] 

JANE FRYER CONTINUES:

This [India’s “hands off” policy] is partly to protect visitors such as Chau from the natives’ deadly tendencies.

But more importantly, it is to ensure the continued survival of the world’s last pre-neolithic tribe. A people, so isolated, so apart from, so unexposed to modern life that they are unlikely to have any resistance common illnesses such as flu, measles or even a cold.

As Sophie Grig, a senior researcher with Survival International, put it: “This is one of the most vulnerable tribes on the planet. He could be passing on diseases that could literally wipe them all out.”

Which as well as being a disaster for them, would be an anthropological catastrophe. Because the Sentinelese are the only surviving direct descendants of the first humans in Asia. More than 75,000 years ago they made their way from Africa to the Middle East, Burma and India.

Eventually, they reached the Andaman Islands. Some moved on, but others stayed on North Sentinel, drawn by the lush mangrove jungles, perfect white sandy beaches and a natural bounty so rich and easy to plunder there was no need to cultivate the land. The men hunted turtle, pigs and fish with spears, bows and arrows tipped with bone and hardwood.

The women gathered tubers, coconuts berries and clams and caught fish in homemade nets. In the summer they collected honey, smearing their bodies with a special bee-repellent leaf paste. All went naked (but for a few leaves, fibre strings and ornaments) and lived in huts in small family-based groups.

And that’s how they still live 30,000 years on, protected by the sea and their own latent aggression from modernisation, gadgets, plastic, stress and other humans.

The first documented contact with the tribe was made over 1,000 years ago by Chinese and Arabian explorers who were driven back with a barrage of arrows and described the natives as being three feet tall with human bodies and bird beaks. Pretty much every attempt to visit them since has ended in disaster.

When Marco Polo encountered the islands in the 13th century, he wrote: “They are a most violent and cruel generation who seem to eat everybody they catch.” And, in 1563, a sailor, Master Caesar Frederick, warned: “If any ship, by ill fortune, stop at these islands, no one comes back alive.”

So for a long time, even when the rest of the Andaman and nearby Nicobar islands were colonised by the British in 1850 and turned into a penal colony, the Sentinelese were left alone to hunt, eat and generally make merry in their fecund island paradise.

Until 1880, when a British colonial expedition led by Maurice Vidal Portmanlanded with a squad of armed police, kidnapped an entire family and whisked them off to Port Blair in the Andaman Islands. The adults died immediately and a red-faced Portman hastily returned the four children with gifts.

LD: Maurice Vidal Portman is probably Jewish, as his name would suggest. Most of the key officials in the Rothschild-backed East India Company were known to be Jewish. These included the British sephardic Jew, Elias David Sassoon, and his equally predatory colleague Silas Aaron Hardoon, his partner in the firm E.D. Sassoon & Co. The same Jewish merchants were also to be found in China, financing the Opium Wars and turning millions of the Chinese people into helpless opium addicts.

See my article “China and the Jews“. Scroll down to Part 2: “Opium, Sex and Death”. See also here and here (with 271 comments). [LD] 

For nearly a century after that, the islanders were left largely to their own devices.

Until, in 1970, a group of anthropologists approached the island, notebooks and cameras at the ready, and were peppered with arrows and then treated to an energetic beach sex show, described by one observer as a ‘sort of community mating, a frenzied dance of desire’.

Four years later, there was another invasion attempt — this time the visitors were laden with offerings of a miniature plastic car, a live pig and a selection of aluminium pots.

The response? Yet another volley of poison arrows.

Occasionally, instead of firing weapons, the men wave their penises very angrily and, on rare occasions, would accept the odd coconut before opening fire. But the message has never changed.

“Please leave us alone. We don’t want to be friends.”

Their decision to resist contact with the outside world is an intelligent one. They are frequently referred to as Stone Age or primitive, but from the little the outside world has been allowed to learn, we know they are anything but.

Today there are just 100 groups of people scattered across the world — including the Yanomami in northern Brazil; the Ayoreo-Totobiegosode in Bolivia; and, until the last member died in 2011, the Andaman Islands’ Bo tribe — who know nothing of our world and do their utmost to keep theirs a mystery.

But however unwelcoming they are, visitors keep coming.

Chau sounds like a bright and lovely young man. He claimed to have been ‘fascinated’ by the people of North Sentinel and had researched them. Of course he knew of the danger he faced, if not the danger from his germs to the islanders.

LD : The fact that Chau knew his germs could kill them, but still decided to convert them to Christianity before decimating them with disease, tells us everything we need to know about this narcissistic young do-gooder.  A “bright and lovely young man”?  Oh dear, the author of this article appears to possess the same moral values of the village idiot she praises! —  How truly depressing.     

Chau wrote a letter to his parents before he left, saying: “I think it’s worth it to declare Jesus to these people. Please do not be angry at them or at God if I get killed.” He’d visited several times before the fateful trip last week — taking scissors, safety pins and a football as gifts. [!!!]

In return they rained arrows down on him and damaged his canoe.

“I have been so nice to them, why are they so angry and aggressive?” he asked in his diary.

The Indian government adopts what it calls a “hands off, eyes on” policy for the tribe, which means officials moor boats nearby, to check on welfare from a safe distance. While the seven fishermen who transported Chau and his canoe to within the exclusion zone — and watched while he was killed — have all been arrested, there is no question anyone on the island will be bothered by the authorities.

Let’s hope other reckless souls learn from Chau’s death. The survival of the islanders depends on it.

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