Monday, October 29, 2012
The Death of a "Poet"
a new scoop. It claims that the leftist "poet" Shai Mizrachi, who
committed suicide a few days ago, a day before his 38th birthday, was
in fact the victim of Right-wing political persecution. In fact, it
runs this "scoop" under the large banner headline on a flaming yellow
background, reading "Hate Crime," in its October 26, 2012 weekend
supplement, and it is spread over 7 full magazine pages! (You can
see the electronic version in Hebrew with a different headline here:
As it turns out, Mizrachi was in a sense really the victim of
political hate, but the criminals responsible for his death were not
members of the Israeli Right Wing but rather faculty members in the
Department of Politics at Ben Gurion University.
Mizrachi was a mentally unstable far-leftist who saw himself as a
poet. He was active in a leftist political movement of poets in
Israel that agitated in favor of Palestinian "rights." He also ran an
internet site in Hebrew called "Chaos," where he posted his "poetry"
and political diatribes.
Shai evidently had a long history of mental illness and depression.
At one point he changed his name to Shai-Arie (where Arie means lion)
and had a lion tattooed on his chest. He liked to hang out at the
zoo. He also liked to go to karaoke bars.
He failed in everything he tried. He was repeatedly rejected from a
batch of computer degree programs to which he applied for admission.
He was fired from all the jobs he held and was under psychiatric care.
He was hospitalized for psychiatric ailments. In the end he was
accepted to the Department of Politics at Ben Gurion University, where
he quickly morphed into a far-leftist violent radical, under the
indoctrination of that department's radical leftists. Once again, the
Politics Department at Ben Gurion University could claim a success!
Once he got his BA, he basically did nothing but try to sell his
poetry and organize political protests in favor of the Left's agenda.
This past April there occurred the now-notorious incident in which a
group of violent "anarchists" from the "International Solidarity
Movement," who had been foolishly allowed to enter Israel, attacked
Israeli soldiers. One anarcho-fascist from Denmark attacked an
Israeli colonel named Shalom Eisner and broke his finger. Eisner was
then filmed striking his attacker in the face with the butt of his
rifle, in a doctored film that deleted the provocation that produced
the butt smack. The anarchist by the way was not injured. At the
time, the incident was reported by me in these postings and I
suggested that Eisner be granted a medal. Instead, the leftist
Minister of Defense Ehud Barak and rest of the leftist conspiracy
persecuted Eisner and he was forced to resign his commission.
As the media were buzzing over this, Shai Mizrachi posted a photo of
Eisner on his Facebook page showing Eisner with a Nazi swastika
superimposed over his forehead. Mizrachi added that Eisner deserved
to die, and claimed Eisner had broken his own finger. Mizrachi
expressed regret that Eisner had not had his head broken instead.
Note how his call for Eisner to be killed did not cause the Israeli
leftist Attorney General to prosecute Mizrachi for incitement to
murder, in spite of a petition from a right-leaning NGO that he do so.
And remember how it is supposed to be prohibited in Israel to use
Nazi rhetoric in political discourse? Well, that prohibition only
applies when a non-leftist accuses an Israeli leftist traitor, one who
is engaged in illegally entering Ramallah to interfere with IDF
anti-terror operations and serving as a human shield for Palestinian
murderers, as being a "Judenrat wannabe." Mizrachi's planting a
swastika on Eisner's face was protected speech.
Evidently Mizrachi was then harassed by some irate Israelis upset by
his behavior who called his house or emailed him and cussed him out.
Mizrachi's parents evidently also received some irate and
less-than-civil phone messages. Haaretz insists this was all part of
a vast right-wing conspiracy to persecute the poor victim Mizrachi.
A while later, Mizrachi participated in a contest for a short "poem"
sponsored by the Israeli state lottery commission. The poem had to
have less than 140 characters or letters in it. Mizrachi won first
prize and 15,000 shekels. You do not want to hear my personal opinion
of this or of his other "poems," since I am a mere philistine
economist. As further evidence of the vast right-wing conspiracy,
some people wrote to the lottery commission and demanded that it
revoke the prize, which the commission refused to do. But Haaretz
insists this is part of the campaign of harassment that drove Mizrachi
Some time after this, actually a few months later, Mizrachi slipped
into a deeper depression and committed suicide. The fact that he had
been mentally unstable for many years before this did not deter
Haaretz from insisting that for all intents and purposes he was
murdered by the vast right-wing conspiracy, which persecuted him for
no reason at all by sending him angry emails just because he had
insulted an Israeli army hero, posted a swastika over his face, and
called for that hero to be murdered.
If Mizrachi was a victim of anything, he was a victim of the
indoctrination center pretending to be an academic department, the one
calling itself the Department of Politics at Ben Gurion "University."
The "academic department" that converted Mizrachi into a violent
leftist radical hater of Israel.