FRIEND OR FOE?

by Robert Frenz

It's fashionable today to have the tykes spell words according to how they sound. This gives rise to all sorts of written slop which is in evidence all around us. This then, is a reason for the blanket question, "You know what I'm saying?" The receiver nods and the noise continues. Communication is probably absent.

Decades back, I was monitoring a study hall in a local high school. A girl raised her hand and asked me if I knew the difference between a democracy and a republic. I suggested that she make use of the dictionary which was in a case at the rear of the room. She looked back, shrugged, and replied, "Oh well. I'll think of something." Her desire to be correctly informed was limited by the distance of about 8 feet. And so it goes with most people.

Dichotomies abound.

There are people we know and people we do not know. I have heard of Bill Clinton but I do not know him. I know Eric Thomson.

There are people we trust and people we do not trust. Some of them we might know.

People may share our interests and they might not.

People might pursue the same goals as we, while others will not.

In the set of possible intersections (attributes in common) lie people we call friends, allies, acquaintances, comrades and associates. At this time I am not directly interested in foes, enemies, and so on.

Friends, associates and acquaintances are people we know. An associate is someone we know who pursues a goal of which we also pursue. A friend is someone we trust. An acquaintance is only someone we know.

We can trust someone who is only an acquaintance, such as a surgeon or a builder of houses. We trust them in their professional capacity but we might not trust them when it comes to telling the truth. One might trust his enemies to do him in, if the opportunity arises, but that is not the sort of trust we demand of a friend.

Comrades are people we know and who share our goals. A goal implies action whereas an interest is merely academic. Holocaust bickering involves people with the same interests but they are not comrades, friends or allies. The difference between a comrade and an ally centers upon the issue of trust. The difference between an acquaintance and a friend centers upon the issue of trust. Trust is based upon experience or faith. Faith-based trust is a weak-legged critter.

The Irrational Dalliance might be an organization whose goal is the destruction of jewish control of the media. The Defiant Stompers might be a group whose goal is the removal of jewish control of everything. Both have a shared goal. One group might be a gang of drug-soaked hoodlums while the other, a batch of spinsters. The two groups are little other than allies. They are certainly not comrades or friends.

We are taught that all criticism is bad. Thus, comes the advice, "If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all." The truth is usually not nice. People telling the truth are very often labeled as being against something, that is "anti-". If one's "anti-" remark is interpreted severely then it is called "hate". Ask 666 people to define hate and you'll get at least 666 definitions.

Is it wrong to criticize allies? The U.S. government employed hundreds of America's most vicious criminals – in the purely legal sense – in their efforts against the Germany of 1933-1945. Moreover, Americans always object to someone who steals FROM them but will support politicians who promise to, and do, steal FOR them. As one police officer told me recently, "Most Americans would like to have a police state, that is, for everyone except themselves."

Frank D., an acquaintance of mine, typifies America's rampant use of double-standards. Frank calls himself a christian but has never been known to offer one bit of free assistance to any of his troubled neighbors. He will mow your lawn only if you pay him. He never misses church services and always leaves a fat donation for a god who has no use for the money. Frank steals from his employer and when confronted, has available a large list of rationalizations. "The company won't miss it." "They would have thrown them out anyway." "I am underpaid and this is my way of making sure things are fair." I am sure the reader can think of a few more. Theft is theft and there's no discussion about it.

I am not comfortable with the massive jewish presence, and control, in this land of mine, but there are things I value higher than the removal of jews and their subsequent relocation to Israel. More than likely you are aware of some of these views.

If we are, as White people, ever going to "get our act together", we should start with informing ourselves about that of which we speak – and that begins with definitions of terms according to long-established meanings as are found in reference works. For without this, we are doing little other than making noises in each other's faces. Ad hoc definitions do no one any good.

15 February 1999