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Chulalong University Bangkok, July 2013

On July 13, 2013, the Times of Israel published the picture above and the subsequent reaction of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. It claimed that the image is a mural, but it is not difficult to see that it is a backstage curtain. 

 Note the Thai letters on the cement wall behind.  Moreover, this is not the first time I saw that drawing. Located at the commercial heart of Bangkok, Chulalong is a popular stop because surrounding it are some of the best Thai snacks in town, including a few serving the extraordinary blend of coffee, tamarind, palm oil and condensed milk that Thais favor as a morning drink.

The notion of “superheroes” is Western in nature. I would call them “drawn-movies,”+ and classify them as unsuitable for everyone older than five. Unrelated to our world, probably they account for much of Western worldwide violence (Hollywood Goes Jewish).

Western readers looking at the image with a bit of attention, would probably comment on one single feature of the complex creation: a figure resembling Adolf Hitler is hailing. A Thai girl is photographed while mocking him.

“Goodie!” said the manager in shift at the Simon Wiesenthal Center and went out riding a Jewish elephant to kill a Thai grasshopper.

Simon Who?
The Simon Wiesenthal Center was established in 1977 as “an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to repairing the world one step at a time. The Center’s multifaceted mission generates changes through the Snider Social Action Institute and education by confronting antisemitism, hate and terrorism, promoting human rights and dignity, standing with Israel, defending the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaching the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations.”

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Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City © Ammar Awad
 

As an example of its “humanitarian principles based on tolerance,” the center decided to destroy the Muslim Cemetery in Mamilla and to build on its location “The Center for Human Dignity” and the “Museum of Tolerance.”

The construction of the center began in June 2005 and was frozen by an Israeli Supreme Court order on February 2006. However, in November 2008, the same court allowed the construction to proceed, noting that this corner of the cemetery had been transformed into a parking lot as long ago as the 1960s and that Jerusalem has been inhabited for roughly 4000 years, and thus many ancient sites have been built over.

Jewish definitions of “tolerance” and “human dignity” do not extend to Muslims.
The Israeli Administration, through its Supreme Court, and Jewish international organizations, through the Simon Wiesenthal Center, agreed that building on a cemetery is acceptable. Does that apply to any cemetery or memorial?

In 1998, a Polish developer was granted permission to build a parking lot near the Auschwitz concentration camp. The developer, Janusz Marszalek, originally wanted to build a shopping center and fast food outlet, but was forced to change his plans after a wave of international protest, mainly by Jewish organizations.

 Ever since the topic re-appears on the news after developments on the area are approved or rejected. The development project was not in Auschwitz, but outside the complex. Why do Israeli and Jewish leaders discriminate between the two memorial sites? Do they claim that Jews are better, and thus worth of special treatment? Or, do they claim that Muslims are worse, and thus can be desecrated? (see Ghosts of Jerusalem)

Sanook!

Locked in their anti-pluralist view of human culture, Westerners stop analyzing the image after spotting Hitler. Yet, there are other Western atrocities pictured there. Stop saying irrelevant names and performing non-relevant analyses.

 Unless you are an English-speaking Westerner “Superman” means nothing, it is just a noise depicting an inexistent entity created by Uncle Sam. On the image, one can see a clear Communist symbol, a superhero dressed in red and featuring a yellow, five-pointed star. One can see a clear American Superman. 

The poster protests against Western violence; Communism came from the West. Without a clear German superhero symbol, they used the closest thing they knew. They added another white-monster on the right.

In its spectacular ignorance, the Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned Thailand’s Chulalong University and its Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts building, where the image was placed.

“We are outraged by those who created this travesty, at the young person posing using the Nazi ‘Seig Heil’ salute and appalled and disgusted by the total silence of the University’s elite for the apparent failure of anyone demanding its removal,” said Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. 

Last winter, he brought the Wiesenthal Center’s Courage To Remember Holocaust exhibit, translated into Thai, to Bangkok’s UN Hall. Due to his spectacular ignorance of how this was seen by locals (I am sorry, it is not my place to educate him), he fails to understand the reaction towards the unending Western violence.

Thai people were among the first to protest against the American attack on Iraq in 2003. I was in Bangkok at the time. The protests took place in a place near the UN Hall, at the Democracy Square, a main landmark of the city, which has been a central spot in the formation of the Thai Democracy. The Western hall was unfit. Think about that “Rabbi” Cooper. The university’s elite is teaching you a lesson that you better learn.

Simon Wiesenthal, why do you want to force your views on others? Is it out of love of Democracy? Simon Wiesenthal, why don’t you care about non-Jewish victims? Simon Wiesenthal, why do you promote eternal hatred and violence? Simon Wiesenthal, why do you promote the business of war? If you instigate violence, don’t cry when others condemn you and yours. Shame on you, and your cousin-weddings!

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