1. Nationalism is the mundane/transcendental compromise between tribalism and ideological transcendentalism.
2. Nationalism is mundane to the extent that it affirms an allegiance to a given area of land, which exists as a country, but transcendental to the extent that the nationals of any given country may stem from diverse tribes.
3. Ideological transcendentalism transcends the boundaries of any given country by embracing peoples of all national backgrounds and integrating them along ideological lines.
4. Evolution thus proceeds from the absolutely mundane to the absolutely transcendental, both materialist and spiritualist, via a relative compromise between mundane and transcendental.
5. A concrete example from each stage of this evolution could run as follows: Semite - Englishman - Socialist; Celt - Frenchman - Nazi; Slav - German - Fascist.
6. Keeping these stages of evolution to the confines of any one geographical area could give rise to a progression such as the following: Slav - Russian - Socialist; Latin - Italian - Fascist; Teuton - German - Nazi.
7. In each case, we are dealing with a progression from the concrete to the abstract via a concrete/abstract compromise - a progression, in other words, from the natural to the supernatural via a natural/supernatural compromise.
8. Toleration of the natural, i.e. tribalism, inheres to the compromise stage of evolution, and occasionally nationals will speak in tribal terms, as when an Englishman refers to either himself or others as Anglo-Saxon.
9. Opposition to the natural, i.e. tribalism, inheres to the ideologically transcendental stage of evolution, as when Socialists denounce tribalists, or people who identify either themselves or others in tribal terms. A Socialist doesn't like to regard either himself or others as a Slav or a Celt or whatever.
10. Anti-Semitism, while being illogical in the compromise stage of evolution, becomes logical in the ideological stage, because toleration of the natural tribal root ceases to apply.
11. A man who identifies himself as a Jew in societies that have become absolutist on the ideologically transcendental level is unlikely to be treated with the same respect (or toleration) as would be the case in a relative society.
12. Nazism, with its anti-Marxist and pseudo-spiritual bias, was particularly sensitive to tribal anachronisms, as its appalling record of anti-Semitism attests. Both Jews and Gypsies were systematically persecuted from an ideological point of view.
13. Socialism, with its materialistic bias stemming from Marx, is less intolerant of Jews or other tribalists than (was) Nazism, but is by no means immune to anti-Semitic tendencies.
14. The salvation, relatively speaking, of Jews, now as before, is to become Israelis and thus gravitate from the tribal to the national stage of evolution in anticipation of further advancement, in literal transcendental terms, once the adoption of the teachings of the Omega Messiah, or True World Teacher, becomes possible.
15. An Israeli is not in Israel simply for the fun of it - as most Israelis who have had any experience of Arab antipathy will testify - but to escape the curse of diaspora tribalism and prepare himself for a superior religious allegiance than Judaism.
16. Jews who cling to tribal identification in an age when the State of Israel exists ... put themselves in an increasingly illogical and morally untenable position, which may have grave consequences in any 'host' state either moving towards or actually in an ideologically transcendental context.
17. Whether the Jews in question be German Jews, French Jews, American Jews, or whatever, the fact that they regard themselves, through Judaism, first and foremost as Jews signifies a tribal allegiance the main justification for which is to enable the persons concerned to identify themselves as Jews when the opportunity comes for them to emigrate or, rather, return to Israel (Zion). Clinging to a tribal identification for its own sake is both illogical and morally untenable!
18. Undoubtedly there are, for a variety of reasons, Englishmen, Frenchmen, Germans, etc., of Jewish descent, and for them the criteria applying, from a transcendental standpoint, to Jews is largely irrelevant. A Christian of Jewish descent cannot, strictly speaking, regard himself as a Jew. A Jew who becomes a Christian automatically becomes a national of the country in which he is resident - the country, in all probability, of his birth.
19. Thus, to take but a single example, the composer Gustav Mahler became, following his conversion to Christianity, an Austrian of Semitic descent, and, by rights, no such person should ever be persecuted, from the standpoint of ideological transcendentalism, as a Jew.
20. As to the moral significance attached, from the Jewish standpoint, to such a conversion, the convertee necessarily forfeits the possibility of becoming an Israeli in a Judaic culture, and may therefore be said to have betrayed his people in their determination to regain a homeland and become not merely united again but ... witnesses to transcendental truth.
21. But, by a similar
token, could not those who have remained Jews but failed to return to
22. Either way, there may be penalties to pay, both relative and absolute. The convertee to Christianity may find further spiritual progress barred to him; he may even have to suffer the humiliating fate of defeated nationals at the hands of a bellicose ideologically transcendental people. The Jew who remains a stuck-in-the-mud of tribal identification may pay for his, from the ideological standpoint, anachronistic allegiance with his life or, at the very least, freedom.
23. What, then, is the moral position as regards anti-Semitism? Clearly, the position is logically valid when directed against Jews from a radically ideological base, but invalid and, indeed, quite illogical when directed against said tribalists from a national base, whose respect for the natural compels if not admiration, then at least toleration of Jews.
24. Thus regardless of the apparently nationalist motive for anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany, Nazi opposition to Jews (as to Gypsies) was logically valid, and followed from the evolutionary right of a pseudo-spiritual and ideologically-transcendental state to transcend tribalism in outright hostility to the mundane root.
25. No-one, however, who professes to a national integrity in atomic societies has the right to uphold anti-Semitism. Those who don't profess to such an integrity but, nevertheless, still exist within the confines of an atomic society, may pay the penalty for being anti-Semitic if they are such on blatantly activist terms.