Gunter Grass Poem and Western hypocrisy

“Gunter Grass, the prominent German author and 1999 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, criticized ‘western hypocrisy’ over Israel’s nuclear program and said ‘it endangers the already fragile world peace’. His poem specifically criticizes Israel’s “claim to the right of a first strike” against Iran. Grasss poem What Must Be Said was first published on Wednesday in the Suddeutsche Zeitung”, the media reported yesterday. We didn’t want to write about Gunter Grass poem, but after the shameful reactions to his poem by the racists and the fanatics, I thought I should write. The Western racists and the Western fanatics have no shame, and deliberately use Iran for refereeing to the Mullahs and Irans regime. The Jewish fanatics, that are pigs in man’s clothing, deliberately use Iran for refereeing to the Mullahs, and clearly talk about attack to Iran. They have no shame. There is not doubt that the Jewish fanatics in the Jewish state and the American Christian fanatics are the number one threat to world peace. Who can deny this? The Jewish fanatics think that 15 million Jews should be master of 7000 million non-Jews, because God loves Jews !! And the American Christian fanatics support the Jewish fanatics, because they want to accelerate the arrival of the End of Time. The Jewish fanatics are really bigots, racists, and hypocrites. They disgrace all Jews. The Christian fanatics in the US and Europe, and the Muslim fanatics in the Muslim world are like the Jewish fanatics, and all of them are the main threat to world peace, but unfortunately, they still manage and control the world, by managing the mass media and the politicians. The reactions to Gunter Grass poem are really shameful. But what had he written? He had just written about the Western Hypocrisy and “What must be said”. Grass wrote: “What is this right to ‘preventive war’? The nuclear power Israel endangers an already fragile world peace, and it must be said before it’s too late”. And it’s really true. The Jewish fanatics who talk about attack to Iran, just show their true colors. They are like the Nazi. They love war, like the Nazi bastards. “But a tiny state that is smaller than an Iranian city, is not a threat for Iranians, it just digs its own grave”, many Iranians say. Now, lets take a look at excerpts of Gunter Grass poem [1].


What must be said

Why have I been silent, silent for so long?,
Our generals have gamed it out,
Confident the west will survive.
We people have not even been considered.

What is this right to preventive war?
Why have I so far avoided to identify Israel by its name?,
Israel and its ever increasing nuclear arsenal,
Beyond reproach, Uncontrolled, uninspected.

We all know these things
Yet we all remain silent, fearful of being labeled:
As we provide to Israel the means to deliver annihilation.
I say what must be said.
Why did I wait to say it until now?
And write these words with the last of my ink?
Declaring that Israel threatens world peace?
Because it is true and it must be said,
Tomorrow will be too late.
It must be said. I wont be silent
Ive had enough of the hypocrisy;
Please shed the silence with me,
The consequences are all too predictable.
Its time to demand free and permanent control
of both Israels nuclear arsenal
and Irans nuclear facilities
enforced with international supervision.

Its the only way, in a land convulsed with insanity,
Israelis, Palestinians, everybody, will survive.
And we too, will survive

We have already written about the Zionists, the Mullahs, and the religious fanatics . As we said before, “the religious fanatics love war and the End of Times. They try to wage World War III. The western mass media help the religious fanatics a lot. Recently, they try to pretend that Jews and Iranians are enemy of each other. But its a very big shameful lie. The Christians and the Jews, the Europeans and the Jews, and the Arabs and the Jews have many historic problems with each other, but Iranians not only dont have any historic problem with the Jews, but Iranians are the only nation in the world that have supported the Jews since thousands years ago. The double standards in the US and Europe is so ridiculous. They hate the Jews and think the Jews killed Jesus Christ, but they pretend that they love Jews !! On the other hand, they pretend that Iranians, who are the only nation in the world who have defended the Jews since the ancient time, are enemy of Jews. Many Americans and Europeans are enemy of Jews and hate Jews, and have Pedar Koshtegi (Killing Father, a funny Persian slang that means deep hate) toward the Jews. They have a long history of hatred and war with Jews, exactly like the Arabs who also have a long history of hatred and war with Jews, but Persians and Jews are old friends. Persians have helped Jews (and many other suppressed minorities) a lot. The first nation in the world that talked about Human Rights, and respected Human Rights and ‘minority rights’, was Persians, but the world should know that even the Iranian Jews say: ‘Any Attack to Iran in the name of the nuclear issues, would be the equivalent of 1,000 9/11s for all Iranians. All Jews should know that any attack on their ancient supporters, i.e. Persians, will be the greatest possible mistake in the Jewish History. It’s equal to the end of the Jewish state”. In the near future, we would write about the Iranians and the Jews, but it’s so obvious that those who think the Jews have killed Jesus Christ, and those who have Pedar Koshtegi (deep hates) toward the Jews, are not friends of the Jews, but they are the main enemy of the Jews. They are stupid bastards who showed us their true colors in the 2009-2011 period, when they not only refused to help Iranians and their anti-Mullah movement, but they aided the Mullahs in killing and suppressing Iranians; and now instead of apologizing to Iranians, they impose more sanctions on Iranians. They are the main enemy of freedom, democracy, justice, and other human values in the world. They are a serious threat to world peace.

[1] You can find two versions of Gunter Grass poem translation here (I liked the second translation in the user comments’ section).

One Response to Gunter Grass Poem and Western hypocrisy

  1. Rabea Dreher says:

    What must be said (complete text)

    Why do I hold my tongue, keep silent for too long about something that is obvious and was practiced in simulation games, at the end of which we, as survivers, are mere footnotes.

    It is the claim to the right of the first strike which could erase the Iranian people, which is subjugated and channeled into oranized exultation by a loudmouth in whose empire the construction of a nuclear bomb is surmised.
    But why do I forbid myself to call the other land by its name, in which, for years – even if kept a secret – a growing nuclear potential is on hand, yet uncontrolled, because it is not accessable for examination?

    The general discreetness about the facts of this case to which I subjected my silence feels like a burdening lie and coersion whose disregard promises prompt retribution. The verdict anti-Semitism is commonly known.

    But now, because my land, that is time and again overtaken and confronted with its very own crimes which are without comparison,
    is about to deliver yet another submarine – very businesslike, with swift words declared as reparations – whose specialty is to send all-destroying warheads where the existence of a single nuclear bomb is unproven, but the unfounded fears serve as a probative force, I say what has so be said.

    Why was I silent until now?
    Because I believed that my origin,
    which is tainted by ineffacable blemish, forbids
    to impose this fact as verbalized truth on the country of Israel,
    which I feel close to and want to remain close to.

    Why do I say only now, aged an with the last of my ink:
    The nuclear power Israel is endangering the already crumbling world peace?
    Because it has to be said, what might be too late, even tomorrow.
    More so, because we, as Germans, encumbered enough, could become suppliers to a crime which is forseeable, and thus our complicity could not be wiped away with the common excuses.

    And – I admit – I am no longer silent, because I am tired of the hypocrisy of the western world, and more, there is hope that many may free themselves of their silence to prompt those responsible for the evident danger, to renounce violence and to likewise insist, that an unhindered and permanent control of the Israeli nuclear potential and Iranian nuclear compounds through an international authotity is endorsed by the governments of both countries.

    Only in this way can all – the Israeli and Palestinian people – yes all people who live close-packed and in hostility in this region occupied by delusion, and in the end all of us be helped.

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