Another Anti-Semitic/Radical Left Group Rears Its Ugly Head
A few weeks ago, my wife and I had the mitzvah of attending a bris (ritual circumcision of a Jewish infant) held at the house of the proud parents. Their home was a place of warmth filled with well-wishers and the smells of delicious foods.
A short service preceded the sacred event. There were heartfelt prayers by the grandparents and the parents. When the time came, the mohel (person who performs the circumcision) warned the attendees they might want to look away. I, along with most, did so. I heard no cry, and it was over. The fulfillment of the covenant of Abraham, which has been taking place for millions of Jewish male babies for thousands of years, took only a few seconds.
Just prior to the blessed ritual, the Rabbi got everyone's attention with a joke. He began, "We Jews are a team. Once you make the first cut you are on the team for life!"
Sad to say, there are some misguided Americans who would love to break up the Jewish team. They are the intactivists (as in keep the penis intact), a generic term for the activist opposition to infant circumcision. They have succeeded in getting a proposed ban on male circumcision on the San Francisco ballot this November, and are working hard to get similar ban proposals across the nation.
Intactivists are twisted-minded do-gooders who are trying to convince the masses that a law to ban circumcision is as commonsense as a law that mandates car seats for infants. They are dangerous thinkers who have organized. While grossly exaggerating medical risks and denying the medical benefits of circumcision, the intactivists oppose male circumcision, citing it as an unnecessary cruelty and mutilation imposed upon an unwilling baby. While they hide behind their false front of grave concerns, I have figured out who they are and what makes them tick.
First and foremost, intactivists are anti-Semites. I do not use this accusation lightly. But what better term can be used for a group that advocates fines and imprisonment for those who follow one of the most important precepts of their Jewish faith? Intactivists have no respect for the covenant of Abraham and his descendants. By seeking to outlaw it, they have meddled with the primal forces of Judaism and declared war on it.
Intactivists are a bunch of hypocrites. They see nothing wrong with a pregnant woman choosing to annihilate her fetus. Yet, they feel compelled to ban infant circumcision due to the suffering it inflicts. I wonder if they would be agreeable to circumcision in the womb?
Intactivist men and women are part of the far-left movement and are a threat to the American system designed by our founding fathers. Their mission is a big brother government that removes individual choice and imposes the will of their self-anointed elitism. Leftists, in most cases, love government-imposed regulations, are anti-Israel, are pro-abortion, and pine for the day the United Nations can regulate every human activity on the planet. Leftists believe in uniformity. They have no room for the individual, for non-Jewish parents who want circumcision for their sons, or for Jewish religious exemptions. Intactivistits are far leftists who embrace uniformity to such an extreme they want to regulate penises!
Intactivists think they are ahead of their time but their idea to ban circumcision is really from the past. They share the same thinking and company as certain pagan despots from the Greek and Roman times, and the fascists of Nazi Germany of the past century.
To the uninformed American citizen, intactivists probably appear as a small fringe group. In reality, intactivists are a symptom of a very large and dangerous problem facing America today. They are a single head belonging to a many-headed anti-Semitic/radical-left hydra that has slithered out of the abyss, is out of control, and will stop at nothing until it has turned our country completely on its head.