Many Americans -- and especially Jews throughout the world -- have been shocked by remarks made by Henry Kissinger on secret White House recordings that were released last week by the Nixon Presidential Library Museum.
According to the Jewish Week website, Kissinger, who is Jewish himself, said, "The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy. And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern."
Kissinger, then National Security Adviser, made the disgusting remarks on March 1, 1973, to President Nixon, after Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir had requested that the United States intervene on behalf of Soviet Jewry.
Nixon's response was no less disconcerting. He said, "I know, we can't blow up the world because of it."
Sociologists have a term they use to describe a person who betrays or bad-mouths his own ethnicity or religion. The term they use is called "self-hatred." Kissinger's indifference toward Jews going to gas chambers in the Soviet Union is a good example of self-hatred.