Sunday, April 8, 2012

Gunter Grass banned from Israel for writing poem


Gunter Grass, the German Nobel literature laureate who published a poem correctly stating that Israel is a threat to world peace, has now been barred from that illegitimate, rogue nation-state.

The usual suspects have been working overtime to convince the world that Iran, not Israel, is the threat to world peace, which was hilariously highlighted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ridiculous remarks the other day while condemning Grass' poem:
It is Iran, not Israel, which poses a threat to world peace. It is Iran, not Israel, which threatens to destroy other countries. It is Iran, not Israel, which supports terror organizations that fire missiles on innocent civilians.
Haha, man, these people are so desperate, can you tell they are starting to lose control over the fraudulent narrative they have been presenting for decades now?

I have seen a couple different English translations of Grass' poem, but I'd like to present this one originally found at revisionist Michael Hoffman's blog:

What Must Be Said By G√ľnter Grass, April, 2012 

Why do I stay silent, conceal for too long 
What clearly is and has been 
Practiced in war games, at the end of which we as survivors 
Are at best footnotes. 


It is the alleged right to first strike 
That could annihilate the Iranian people-- 
Enslaved by a loud-mouth 
And guided to organized jubilation-- 
Because in their territory, 
It is suspected, an atom bomb is being built. 


Yet why do I forbid myself 
To name that other country 
In which, for years, even if secretly, 
There has been a growing nuclear potential at hand 
But beyond control, because no testing is available? 


The universal concealment of these facts, 
To which my silence subordinated itself, 
I sense as incriminating lies 
And force--the punishment is promised 
As soon as it is ignored; 
The verdict of "anti-Semitism" is familiar. 


Now, though, because in my country 
Which from time to time has sought and confronted 
The very crime 
That is without compare 
In turn on a purely commercial basis, if also 
With nimble lips calling it a reparation, declares 
A further U-boat should be delivered to Israel, 
Whose specialty consists of guiding all-destroying warheads to where the existence 
Of a single atomic bomb is unproven, 
But through fear of what may be conclusive, 
I say what must be said. 


Why though have I stayed silent until now? 
Because I think my origin, 
Which has never been affected by this obliterating flaw, 
Forbids this fact to be expected as pronounced truth 
Of the country of Israel, to which I am bound 
And wish to stay bound. 


Why do I say only now, 
Aged and with my last ink, 
That the nuclear power of Israel endangers 
The already fragile world peace? 
Because it must be said 
What even tomorrow may be too late to say; 
Also because we--as Germans burdened enough-- 
Could be the suppliers to a crime 
That is foreseeable, wherefore our complicity 
Could not be redeemed through any of the usual excuses. 


And granted: I am silent no longer 
Because I am tired of the hypocrisy 
Of the West; in addition to which it is to be hoped 
That this will free many from silence, 
Prompt the perpetrator of the recognized danger 
To renounce violence and 
Likewise insist 
That an unhindered and permanent control 
Of the Israeli nuclear potential 
And the Iranian nuclear sites 
Be authorized through an international agency 
Of the governments of both countries. 


Only this way are all, the Israelis and Palestinians, 
Even more, all people, that in this 
Region occupied by mania 
Live cheek by jowl among enemies, 
In the end also to help us.

5 comments:

  1. I consider it a badge of honor for Grass to be banned from that imaginary country called Israel. I would never go there to begin with, for I see nothing of value in that hell hole.

    So, good for him.

    Many of us know that Israel is the world's greatest enemy, so the sooner Sabrosky's greatest hope is achieved, the better.

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  2. When the great persons like Grass reveal the truth of country, they are banned. Grass is not only the victim there are lot of well known writers who face such dis respect in their country. But this will give them more strength to the them to write for common people. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Unfortunately, the pressure is causing even him to backpedal and say that perhaps he shouldn't have written it, and how much he "loves" israhell. All will bow to them eventually...even the best of us.

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  4. No Tim, only the spineless coward weak yellow bellied bastards will bow to the devil.

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  5. Hey everyone, thanks for the input. I wasn't aware that Grass was backpedaling now... that's disappointing, but typical.

    I don't plan on bowing to the devil - ever.

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