What Must Be Said – New Gunter Grass Poem…

What must be said

Why I am silent, silent for too much time,
how much is clear and we made it
in war games, where, as survivors,
we are just the footnotes.

That is the claimed right to the formal preventive aggression
which could erase the Iranian people
dominated by a bouncer and moved to an organized jubilation,
because in the area of his competence there is
the construction of the atomic bomb.

And then why do I avoid myself
to call the other country with its name,
where since years – even if secretly covered –
there is an increasing nuclear power,
without control, because unreachable
by every inspection?

I feel the everybody silence on this state of affairs,
which my silence is slave to,
as an oppressive lie and an inhibition that presents punishment
we don’t pay attention to;
the verdict “anti-Semitism” is common.

Now, since my country,
from time to time touched by unique and exclusive crimes,
obliged to justify itself,
again for pure business aims – even if
with fast tongue we call it “reparation” –
should deliver another submarine to Israel,
with the specialty of addressing
annihilating warheads where the
existence of one atomic bomb is not proved
but it wants evidence as a scarecrow,
I say what must be said.

Why did I stay silent until now?
Because the thought about my origin,
burdened by an unclearing stain,
had avoiding to wait this fact
like a truth declared by the State of Israel
that I want to be connected to.

Why did I say it only now,
old and with the last ink:
the nuclear power of Israel
threat the world peace?
Because it must be said
what tomorrow will be too late;
Because – as Germans and with
enough faults on the back –
we might also become deliverers of a predictable
crime, and no excuse would erase our complicity.

And I admit: I won’t be silent
because I had enough of the Western hypocrisy;
Because I wish that many will want
to get rid of the silence,
exhorting the cause of a recognizable
risk to the abdication, asking that a free and permanent control
of the Israel atomic power
and the Iran nuclear bases
will be made by both the governments
with an international supervision.

Only in this way, Israelis, Palestinians, and everybody,
all people living hostile face to face in that
country occupied by the craziness,
will have a way out,
so us too.

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18 thoughts on “What Must Be Said – New Gunter Grass Poem…

  1. Tim,the children of Germany consigned to finance a path to their own destruction and the rest of the world to a Stockholm syn-dorm perpetuated by known groups. Our fathers sacrificed themselves to lies and our generations to ignominious servitude .the dyke has sprung a leak .0 and derision-

  2. Hey Timster,…I had "Drafts" again in my Edit Posts list, which is why I didn't have "quick edit" and no-one's "Email follow-up comments" thinga-majiga was available to me! Fixed it cool. Oh, gunther grass sux, this poems bites.knuk knuk knuk…veritas

  3. V- Oh. Yeah that has been happening to all of us out here I think. Kenny's Sideshow was the first to notice it an write on it…somebody tinkering? I dunno.Gunter Grass sux? You are talking about one of my fav novelists! How can you come away from "The Tin Drum" and not recognize the genius?Yeah, this translation is horrible. There is supposed to be another better one in the Jew York Times soon. It's the one where it is translated "I am going to wipe israhell off the map"…yuk yuk yuk…

  4. Me – You are welcome to print it under his name…not mine. This isn't a good translation from the German. I'll try to find a better one and replace it. Just wanted to get this out there before it got buried in the jewish press.

  5. V – To each his own. I have heard that comment about Grass novels before. People say that about Dostoevsky, Tolstoy…etc. A matter of taste, I guess.Grass is a famous German Gentile writer that criticizes israel…that's all I'm sayin…More power to him. Another common-sense opinion that jews will demonize.

  6. It’s now official – there’s been no actual shortage of Holocaust Survivors : Quote from The Holocaust Industry by Norman G. Finkelstein of the City University of New York, published by Verso in the year 2000: 'The Israeli Prime Minister's office recently put the number of "living Holocaust survivors" at nearly a million.' (page 83) I've checked out the six volumes of Churchill's Second World War and the statement is quite correct – not a single mention of Nazi 'gas chambers,' a 'genocide' of the Jews, or of 'six million' Jewish victims of the war. Eisenhower's Crusade in Europe is a book of 559 pages; Churchill's Second World War totals 4,448 pages; and De Gaulle's three-volume Mémoires de guerre is 2,054 pages. In this mass of writing, which altogether totals 7,061 pages (not including the introductory parts), published from 1948 to 1959, one will find no mention either of Nazi 'gas chambers,' a 'genocide' of the Jews, or of 'six million' Jewish victims of the war. CODOH – Committee for Open Debate of the Holocaust – breaking the power of taboo http://www.codoh.com/

  7. Zionist trial runs of "6 Million" Holocaust propaganda in 1911 – and 1919Max Nordau (1849-1923) was the co-founder of the World Zionist Organization together with Theodor Herzl. Have a look at this Max Nordau quote from Ben Hecht's book 'Perfidy' – which is available for free in PDF format athttp://www.hirhome.com/israel/perfidy.pdf (on page 232 of 261): Quote:In the Zionist Congress of 1911, 22 years before Hitler came to power, and three years before World War I, Nordau said, “How dare the smooth talkers, the clever official blabbers, open their mouths and boast of progress. . . . Here they hold jubilant peace conferences in which they talk against war. . . . But the same righteous Governments, who are so nobly, industriously active to establish the eternal peace, are preparing, by their own confession, complete annihilation for six million people, and there is nobody, except the doomed themselves, to raise his voice in protest although this is a worse crime than any war . . .” unquote.

  8. And take a look at the article from The American Hebrew, October 31 1919 (see attached reproduction below), prophesying a 'holocaust' of 'six million':http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_H._Glynnhttp://www.jrbooksonline.com/images/091031crucifixion.gifThe Crucifixion of Jews Must Stop! By Martin H. Glynn (Former Governor of the State of N.Y.)From across the sea six million men and women call to us for help, and eight hundred thousand little children cry for bread. These children, these men and women are our fellow-members of the human family, with the same claim on life as we, the same susceptibility to the winter's cold, the same propensity to death before the fangs of hunger. Within them reside the illimitable possibilities for the advancement of the human race as naturally would reside in six million human beings. We may not be their keepers but we ought to be their helpers. In the face of death, in the throes of starvation there is no place for mental distinctions of creed, no place for physical differentiations of race. In this catastrophe, when six million human beings are being whirled toward the grave by a cruel and relentless fate, only the most idealistic promptings of human nature should sway the heart and move the hand. Six million men and women are dying from lack of the necessaries of life; eight hundred thousand children cry for bread. And this fate is upon them through no fault of their own, through no transgression of the laws of God or man; but through the awful tyranny of war and a bigoted lust for Jewish blood. In this threatened holocaust of human life

  9. V – Yeah, I've read all about that. Funny how he seems to be awakening to what his tribe is all about, having been raised as a cash-cow…Thanks for the link.

  10. Hey Timster,..anon@12:24pyem,…No idea what you're on about…you think paediphilia is a "sexy distraction"? Your jidf petty-coat is showing!Free Palestine, at any cost, to the current unlawful murderous occupiers!veritas

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