One reason why PCG supports the State of Israel is for the same reason they banned interracial marriage: to advance white supremacy.
Oh, what folly British Israelism creates.
British Israelism is not true. Silenced.co has shown how British Israelism is built on a foundation of sand. In fact DNA evidence refutes British Israelism.
But PCG continues to promote British Israelism which says white Americans are descended from the biblical Israelites. PCG's members are predominantly white Americans. (Or more precisely those Americans defined as white.) So they view themselves as white and they think they are the brothers and sisters of the Jewish people so PCG thinks the Jews are white like themselves. And this is one reason why PCG supports the State of Israel. In PCG's eyes the State of Israel is white. Therefore supporting it is, for PCG, a way to advance white supremacy.
(I am well aware that there are non-whites within PCG. But PCG's teachings, particularly its interpretation of British Israelism, predominantly cater towards white Americans.)
It is very important to note that what I say here most emphatically does not apply to everyone who supports the State of Israel. Most of them, Jew and Gentile, do not believe in the false idea of British Israelism anyway. This explanation does not explain why some others support the State of Israel. I am only describing PCG's behavior. This explanation is not meant to explain the behavior of others. Not even that of the other COG groups who tend to support the State of Israel as well. I only use this argument in regards to PCG.
Traditionally white supremacy was most insistent that Jews are not white. To cite but one example the Ku Klux Klan banned Jews (and Catholics) from membership. In another example in 1915 one Jewish man, Leo Frank, was lynched by a mob in Marietta, Georgia, who monstrously killed him in order to enforce white supremacy against American Jews. And most infamously the Nazi regime tried to exterminate the Jews. Those who continue to perpetuate white supremacy (Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, etc.,) also viciously vilify and demonize Jews to this very day.
But racial categories are arbitrary defined by the racist. No one is born racist. One must learn to be racist and act accordingly. One must learn to view other human beings as being of less value than oneself or of one's own group. And these racist views can change over time if people simply choose to view things differently. Alas, racism can be very diverse.
PCG's British Israelism says that Jews are the long lost brothers and sisters of the British and the Americans. When PCG (and other COG groups) talk about Americans and British being the brothers and sisters of the Jews they mean white Americans and white British. Those who are "not white", such as African Americans and Palestinians, are excluded. So, contrary to old style white supremacy, the predominantly American PCG view the Jews as brothers and sisters, in other words as "white" like themselves.
Observe how Joel Hilliker condemned attempts by the international community to help rebuild Gaza following the severe bombardment it endured from the State of Israel in December 2008 - January 2009 which killed about 1400 people.
Why, then, is it [the United States] offering $300 million to reconstruct the Gaza Strip? And another $600 million to help the Palestinian Authority pay its bills? ... what will the money achieve? It won’t promote peace. In fact, history shows a sickening correlation: More aid to Palestinians results in more Palestinian terrorism.
At the donors’ conference where the U.S. pledged this gaudy sum, Hillary Clinton said Hamas won’t touch a cent of it. That is impossible. How can you drop $300 million into Gaza—that’s $2.2 million on each of its scant 139 square miles—without benefiting the entity that governs it? Even the $600 million: Past aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA)—including weapons—ended up in Hamas’s hands when the Iranian-sponsored terrorist group mutinied and seized Gaza. A repeat in the West Bank is realistic.
If we could follow those $900 million as they make their way from America’s printing presses into Palestinian pockets, we would likely find them, in a best-case scenario, padding PA bank accounts. At worst, those dollars will reach terrorists and fund Israeli deaths. That will provoke retaliation from the new Israeli government, which will mean Palestinian deaths. And Hamas perversely views Palestinian deaths not as tragedies, but as victories in the propaganda war against Israel.
That is ultimately what those 900 million borrowed greenbacks will likely purchase. (Joel Hilliker, "Gifts for the Mullahs", March 1, 2009.)Instead of hoping that those who had just endured the terrible and deadly bombardment will receive help to live normal lives Hilliker decides to moan and complain that this aid which is desperately needed by many in the Gaza Strip will fund Hamas. Hilliker chooses to ignore the humanitarian crisis and severe suffering of those who live in the Gaza Strip to instead cite Hamas in order to condemn attempts to alleviate the people of Gaza's suffering.
One reason why Hilliker is so careless about the plight of the people of Gaza is because he views them as "not white" and the Israeli Jews as "white" like themselves.
So it would appear that for PCG a Palestinian life is not worth that much.
PCG's British Israelism also provides an insight into how PCG can ignore and gloss over the violent death of nine Turkish men by Israeli personnel on the dreadful night of May 31, 2010 on the Mavi Marmara. One of them was an American citizen.
On the night of May 31, 2010, Israeli personnel boarded a flotilla that was trying to peacefully break the blockade surrounding Gaza. The Israeli personnel messed up and opened fire killing nine men. The victims were Turkish men. Eight of them were husbands. They were fathers of twenty-seven children. (I suspect more.) And the ninth was a 19 year old American citizen. A tenth man went into a coma and died four years later. How did PCG respond to this mass loss of life?
Observe below how Stephen Flurry chose to offer no sympathy to the nine men who violently died on the Mavi Marmara. In order to make it easier to believe PCG's simplistic view regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that one side is good and the other is bad he chooses to vilify those on the Mavi Marmara as "terrorists" even though they had no guns on board and he insinuates that the victims wanted to die in this way. (Seems very inefficient to join a fleet of unarmed ships trying to send in supplies to Gaza to do that.)
The terrorists who sponsored the Gaza-bound “humanitarian” mission in early June got exactly what they were aiming for: a lethal retaliation from Israel’s navy, followed by a tidal wave of international outrage against Israel. It doesn’t matter that 50 passengers on board the Mavi Marmara were linked to terror groups, or that the “peace activists” attacked Israeli commandos with metal rods, broken bottles, knives and stun grenades, or that three of the Turks killed by Israeli commandos actually wanted to die as martyrs [What about the other seven victims? - Redfox712.], or that investigators discovered bulletproof vests, night vision goggles and gas masks on board the ship, while finding nothing that constituted real humanitarian aid. (Stephen Flurry, "Israel The Outcast," June 4, 2010.)Observe how Joel Hilliker described the terrible affair. Again there is no attempt to express any remorse or sympathy for those who had violently died.
In this way, the flotilla incident was a slam-dunk.
The folks who organized it knew what they were doing. The Turkish group that staged the “humanitarian” mission to Gaza had ties to terrorist networks. It invited dozens of terrorists with ties to Iran, Hamas and al Qaeda to participate. It specifically sought to bust a naval blockade solely intended to limit Hamas’s ability to turn the Gaza Strip into a military bunker. It forced a confrontation, banking on the ability to turn it into a public relations disaster for the Jews.
Before the convoy set sail, Israeli leaders pleaded with Turkish officials to stop it; they offered to allow the supplies to be delivered through an Israeli checkpoint. But Erdoğan’s government let it go anyway. Thus, Israel had no choice but to intervene directly. And those on the boat made sure it turned violent.
Now, Turkey is milking the event for all it’s worth. It accused Israel of state-sponsored terrorism. It compared the psychological impact of the incident on Turks to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Americans. Turkish President Abdullah Gül called the Israeli raid a crime against humanity and said Israeli-Turkish relations will never be the same. Erdoğan labeled it a massacre. Turkish armed forces announced several cutbacks in cooperation with Israeli forces. The government also offered to supply Turkish naval protection for the next “aid” convoy to Gaza; “This would be, in effect, an act of war,” wrote Mark Steyn, “—more to the point, an act of war by a NATO member against the State of Israel.”(Joel Hilliker, A Good Excuse to End a Bad Relationship, June 9, 2010.)Stephen Flurry and Joel Hilliker respond in this way because the victims were Turks and therefore, according to PCG's worldview, "not white". But they choose to sympathize with the State of Israel because, in their view, the Israeli Jews are "white".
One reason why Stephen Flurry and Joel Hilliker are so careless about the plight of the nine men who died that night is because they view them as "not white" and the Israeli Jews as "white" like themselves.
So it would appear that for PCG a Turkish life, even of an American citizen of Turkish heritage, is not worth any expression of mourning.
It is one thing to condemn acts of violence. There is nothing wrong with condemning acts of violence. But the dehumanizing way PCG describes Palestinian people goes beyond that. Palestinians are simplistically portrayed as terrorists and filled with hate. As will be seen later even the Palestinian children are demonized by PCG as being filled with Jew hatred.
One reason why PCG views Palestinians in this way is because of PCG's British Israelism. It defines Israeli Jews as "white" and Palestinians as "not white".
In one bizarre article one of PCG's writers condemns the exhumation of Yasser Arafat's body to determine if he was poisoned as an act of terror against the State of Israel committed for sinister purposes.
The desire for answers may be understandable among Arafat’s family and supporters, but one has to question the timing and motivation of the investigation. Are authorities really trying to discover if he was assassinated, or is this just a stunt designed to stir up hatred toward Israel? ...To insinuate that a legal investigation is an act of terror makes words like terrorism practically meaningless.
Is this investigation really about providing closure, or is it just a step in a larger plan to take Israel before the International Criminal Court for Arafat’s death?
The Palestinian Authority is following in the steps of its former leader and attacking Israel politically on the international scene. With this stunt, it is sullying Israel’s reputation by selling the narrative to the international community via the mainstream media that Israel—in this case, by supposedly assassinating Yasser Arafat, the Nobel-winning Palestinian leader—is actively and unfairly working to destroy the interests of the Palestinian people. ...
The exhuming of Yasser Arafat is a stark reminder: Even from the grave, the former Palestinian leader is still bringing terror upon Israel. (Tyrel Schlote, Arafat, Still Terrorizing Israel, December 3, 2012.)
In the quote below Palestinian children are vilified as being raised up on the hatred of Jews.
[Here President Obama says that the Palestinians need their own state in a speech he gave while visiting Jerusalem.] “The Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, their right to justice, must also be recognized.” Applause. “And put yourself in their shoes. Look at the world through their eyes. It is not fair that a Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of their own.” Applause. “Living their entire lives with the presence of a foreign army that controls the movements not just of those young people, but their parents, their grandparents, every single day. It’s not just when settler violence against Palestinians goes unpunished.” Applause. “It’s not right to prevent Palestinians from farming their lands or restricting a student’s ability to move around the West Bank (applause begins) or displace Palestinian families from their homes.” Applause. “Neither occupation nor expulsion is the answer.” Cheering applause. “Just as Israelis built a state in their homeland, Palestinians have a right to be a free people in their homeland.” Applause.Even the Palestinian children are condemned and politicized by PCG.
These words characterize the Palestinians as yearning for peace through negotiations with Israel, if only Israel would cooperate. Apparently this view is shared by these Jewish academics.
They woefully ignore several pressing realities: that the Palestinian children of which the president speaks are being raised on virulent Jew hatred; that Arab leaders who support negotiations with Israel lose public support; that Arab leaders, whatever they may say to the international press, consistently speak to their own people in terms of war with the Jews; that when Israel ended its “occupation” of Gaza, that territory became a terrorist haven; that Israel’s “controlling” security measures are necessary to protect citizens from unprovoked terrorist attacks. The crowd’s applause signifies stubborn adherence to beliefs long proven false. (Joel Hilliker, "Obama in Israel", March 23, 2013.)
In the quote below Joel Hilliker denounces "the entire Palestinian Authority" as "a terrorist entity."
For one, by every measure the peace process that the pope is advocating has been a disaster for the Jewish state. Each time Israel has entered into negotiations and made agreements with the Palestinians, it has resulted in a loss of land and a subsequent increase in violence and terrorism.One reason why PCG describe the Palestinians in this way is because they view them as "not white" and the Israeli Jews as "white" like themselves.
Abbas made a fine show of making friends with Peres. However, just this month, Abbas forged a unity Palestinian government with Hamas, an active terrorist organization, and widely recognized as such. Hamas has repeatedly reiterated its charter goal to eliminate Israel. It routinely fires rockets into the Jewish state from its territory in the Gaza Strip. It completely objects to any and all negotiations with Jews.
Abbas, by uniting his Fatah political party with the intractably violent Hamas, has exposed his true colors for all to see—and essentially turned the entire Palestinian Authority into a terrorist entity. (Joel Hilliker, What to Make of the Pope’s Prayers for the Peace of Jerusalem, June 12, 2014.)
So it is clear that PCG view Palestinians in a very bad light. It would seem that Palestinians are not worth much for PCG.
PCG thinks Israeli Jews are "white" because of their teaching of British Israelism (which happens to be complete nonsense).
It is not the fault of the Israeli Jews that PCG happens to think this way. British Israelism is a delusion that PCG have adopted by themselves.
I suspect many Israeli Jews would be offended to be labeled "white" in this way.
And in the same way as PCG exclude African Americans from being "Israelite" or "white" so does PCG exclude Palestinians from being Israelite or "white".
PCG condemns the violence of (some) Palestinians not because it is violent but because it is against "white" Israeli Jews. And PCG views Israeli Jews as white because of their false British Israelism dogma.
Observe this PCG article describing a mass murder of five people that occurred in the Holy Land. Note how differently PCG describes their deaths compared with the deaths of the Palestinians in Gaza and with the deaths of the Turkish men on the Mavi Marmara.
This past Sunday [in 2011], a Jerusalem cemetery was filled with thousands of Jewish mourners. ...(Note how Hilliker belittles the coverage of the severe earthquake in Japan in 2011. PCG has a long history of vilifying and demonizing Japan. This may be seen in the previous post: PCG's Demonization of Japan.)
It was the funeral of five members of the Fogel family who were brutally knifed to death last Friday night in their West Bank home.
Three members of the family remain: 12-year-old Tamar and her two little brothers, ages 6 and 2. In his address, Lau spoke to Tamar directly: “In one cruel hour, you have become a little mother. You are now the mother of little Roi and Yishai, and you are only 12 years old.”
This tragedy has received scant attention amid coverage of the devastating earthquake in Japan and other earthshaking news. But it uniquely highlights the savagery of the Middle East conflict and the insurmountable odds stacked against the Jewish state. (Joel Hilliker, 'This Circle of Horror and River of Tears', March 16, 2011.)
The real reason PCG condemns this mass murder is not because five beautiful and irreplaceable people were murdered, but that "whites" were murdered by "non-whites". PCG thinks Israeli Jews are "white" because of their inaccurate claim that (white) Americans and the (white) British are common descendants of Jacob.
Would PCG ever describe the death of a Palestinian in a similar way?
So it seems clear that for PCG the life of an Israeli Jew is worth expression of mourning. Why won't PCG treat the deaths of Palestinians in Gaza and the deaths of Turkish men on the Mavi Marmara in the same way?
One reason why PCG describe these violent deaths so differently from the Palestinians of Gaza and the Turkish men on the Mavi Marmara is because PCG view the Israeli Jews as "white" like themselves. PCG's British Israelism causes them to play favorites in this way.
Here is another example of PCG's describing the violent murder of two young Israeli Jews. Note how differently PCG describes their deaths compared with the deaths of the Palestinians in Gaza and with the deaths of the Turkish men on the Mavi Marmara.
Some murders are much more revealing than others.As unfathomably monstrous and awful as this act of mass murder is it needs to be stated that PCG condemns these murders because "white" Israeli Jews happened to be the victims of those deemed "not white". This is contrary to PCG's version of white supremacy.
Two young Jewish boys were killed on May 9 in the town of Tekoa, Israel, located about 12 miles south of Jerusalem. The boys were playing in a cave. Later they were found with their hands tied, stabbed and bludgeoned to death with stones. The killers had smeared their blood all over the cave.
The boys were ages 13 and 14. The 13-year-old and his family had migrated to Israel from America. His relatives live in the U.S. So we are intertwined with Israel in several ways.
The rage in Israel continues to escalate. Both sides have committed violence. ...
The two boys were savagely murdered in Tekoa. (Gerald Flurry, Murders in Tekoa, June 2001.)
No doubt the vast majority of Israeli Jews will be embarrassed and disgusted that people with such bigoted views who hold to a form of an idea that has caused so much suffering and pain to Jews for so many years. PCG have modified white supremacy to favor Israeli Jews. PCG thinks Israeli Jews are white like themselves. But it is still the same loathsome and racist idea of white supremacy.
So it seems that PCG supports the State of Israel for the same reason they banned interracial marriage: to advance white supremacy.
Now it is very important to note that what I say here does not apply to everyone who supports the State of Israel. This explanation does not explain why some others support the State of Israel. Most supporters of the State of Israel do not believe the nonsense of British Israelism so they do not believe Israeli Jews are "white" in the way PCG does. I am only describing PCG's behavior. This explanation is not meant to explain the behavior of others. Not even of the other COGs who tend to be sympathetic to the State of Israel as well. I only use this argument in regards to PCG.
But even though PCG views Israeli Jews as white they are still selective in giving favor to them. Any Israeli Jew who wishes for peace with the Palestinians are condemned as betraying the "white" Israeli Jews.
This is because these "white" Israeli Jews are viewed by PCG's leaders as working with "non-white" Palestinians and are therefore condemned. These Israeli Jews are condemned because their goal is opposed to PCG's version of white supremacy. To treat non-white Palestinians as equal with "white" Israeli Jews is contrary to PCG's version of white supremacy and is therefore condemned by PCG.
Here is one example of such condemnation of Israeli peaceniks from a 2001 article.
Israel is on the back foot. The EU, papacy, liberal socialist media and certain quisling Israelis are all stacked against them. The Palestinians have world opinion heavily on their side. (Surrounded by Armies, Philadelphia Trumpet, August 2001.)Here is another example concerning a 2012 article by Stephen Flurry.
December 15 . ... "Peres: 'We Have To Forget The Past'" by Stephen Flurry. Here Stephen Flurry moans that "many" Israeli Jews are not as hateful of compromise and negotiations with the Palestinians as he is.These Israeli Jews are condemned because treating non-white Palestinians as equals with white Israeli Jews is against PCG's version of white supremacy and is therefore condemned by PCG.
Wow. That’s dangerous, nation-destroying thinking. It was almost 2,000 years ago that Jerusalem was besieged by Gentile armies—and finally destroyed. But that couldn’t happen again today, could it? ... there is ... a widening divide among Israelis: one side wants to hold on to its history while the other side wants to let it go.PCG's writers often boast of supporting the State of Israel but in fact their support is quite selective. PCG's writers appear to hold contempt for Israeli Jews who would prefer peace with the Palestinians rather then war.
Many Israelis are turning their back on their heritage. ...
Israel’s enemies have always believed the Jews don’t belong in the Promised Land. By denying their past, many Jews are essentially saying the same thing. (Trumpet Weekly, December 15 , p. 4.)
The protests against police brutality in throughout the United States are condemned because this is against PCG's version of white supremacy.
The current democratically elected ANC government in South Africa is condemned because it is against PCG's version of white supremacy for non-white South Africans to rule their own country. The fact that "non-whites" happen to be the majority of the population of South Africa seems to be of no concern to them.
Sadly it seems to be the case that PCG supports the State of Israel for racist reasons. PCG's support for the State of Israel is done in order to promote PCG's version of white supremacy. PCG does this because they happen to think Israeli Jews are "white" like themselves.
Now it is very important to emphasize that I am only talking about PCG. No doubt many people who support the State of Israel hate white supremacy and have been victims of racism. No doubt they would be very embarrassed to share company with a group that supports the State of Israel for racist reasons. This explanation is not meant explain the behavior of anyone else except PCG. Not even the other COGs. I am only talking about PCG.
It is also important to state that Israeli Jews cannot be blamed for PCG's actions. It is not the fault of Israeli Jews that some persons in Britain deluded themselves into thinking that the British were descendants of Jacob. It is not their fault that these British persons propagated the false idea of British Israelism in the United States and gained a following. It is not their fault that one Herbert Armstrong adopted this idea from J. H. Allen's book, Joseph's Birthright and Judah's Scepter, and propagated the inaccurate idea. It is not their fault that PCG inherited British Israelism from Herbert Armstrong and has used it in this way. British Israelism is a delusion that PCG fooled themselves into thinking.
How dare PCG use a modified version of white supremacy, an idea that has caused so much pain and suffering to Jews, to justify supporting the State of Israel.
How dare PCG use the false idea of British Israelism to justify supporting the State of Israel.
It is disgusting and abhorrent that PCG supports the State of Israel in order to promote their version of white supremacy. PCG thinks Israeli Jews are "white".
No doubt most Israeli Jews would be disgusted that persons like this support them. If they knew that PCG supported them for such a disgusting reason I have no doubt they would angrily denounce PCG.
If PCG wish to support the State of Israel they should do so for good reasons, not because of British Israelism.
This is wrong. No good can come from this.