MONITORING THE AGE OF DARKNESS, IGNORANCE, GREED AND STUPIDITY
& THE ZIONIST WARS FOR GLOBAL DOMINANCE.
SETTING STRAIGHT THE RECORD OF HISTORY.
KALI YUGA REPORT 120517
1 - Nakba – the Palestinians’ never ending catastrophe - Alan Hart +
The US-Israeli Special Relationship - Stephen Lendman
2 - The Zionist Scenario : Now And In The Future - Lawrence Davidson +
The Israel Lobby Never Sleeps - Philip Giraldi
3 - The Horrible Things The Empire Offers Us - Fidel Castro
4 - The National Security State Wins (Again) - William J. Astore,
5 - America as a Shining Drone Upon a Hill - Tom Engelhardt
6 - Israel subjects Bilal Diab to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment on 77th day of hunger strike - Ali Abunimah +
Roy Tov : Rabbi accused of bribery appointed Head of Jerusalem Rabbinical Court
7 - Nakba Day 2012 : Refugees Waiting 64 Years and Counting +
Why Commemorate Nakba Day ? - Walid Khalidi +
Roy Tov : Nakba Day and Israel’s Ministry of Thought Control
8 - Israel is 64, thanks to Western life support - Adrian Salbuchi
9 - Russian warns Kosovo against training Syria rebels +
The Case of the Missing Terrorists - Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
10 - DID SIX MILLION REALLY DIE ? - Pandora Pushkin
11 - Beware of Global Strategies of Tension - Tony Cartalucci +
THE POWER ELITE AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, PART 12 - Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
12 - Desperate Times Demand Revolutionary Measures - Peter Phillips
13 - Kuala Lumpur War Tribunal Finds Bush Guilty of War Crimes & Other Videos
14 - Yasmin Alibhai-Brown : Why so little condemnation of Israel's extremism ?
15 - Meet Canada’s Ruling Oligarchy : Parasites-a-Plenty ! - Andrew Gavin Marshall
16 - Watch : The Great Book Robbery, Israel’s 1948 looting of Palestine’s cultural heritage +
Israel’s popularity sinks even lower in 2012, new BBC global survey confirms - Ali Abunimah
17 - Was Industrial Sabotage at Play with Super Jet crash in Indonesia ? - Wayne Madsen
18 - Obama & Emanuel - Members Of Same Chicago Gay Bath House - Wayne Madsen
19 - Chemtrails, Nanoaluminum and Neurodegenerative and Neurodevelopmental Effects - Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.
20 - ZIONIST EVANGELICALS ARE WORLD-CLASS CENSORS +
ADL PREPARES FOR INTERNET TAKEOVER +
GOOD CHRISTIAN BITCHES (GCB) CANCELED ! - Rev. Ted Pike
21 - Horrifying US Secret Weaponry Unleashed in Baghdad - Bill Dash +
Latest Neocon Terror Propaganda : Electromagnetic Pulse 'E-Bombs' - Brit Dee
22 - The Hava NaGila Monster and the Music of the Fears - Dog Poet Transmitting ……
23 - Scientists remotely activate and deactivate genes with radio waves - Madison Ruppert
24 - ADL’S ATTEMPT TO SODOMIZE AMERICA, INTERVIEW WITH REVEREND TED PIKE - Brother Nathanael Kapner +
Who Said:, ‘The Jews Are Our Misfortune?’ - Brother Nathanael Kapner
26 - The Life of an American Jew in Racist Marxist Israel Part II
27 - Mark Twain Identified the Bankster Vampires
28 - Will "Lean Years" Lead to Communism ? - Henry Makow
29 - TRAGIC HISTORY, A review of E. Michael Jones’s The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit
30 - The Asphyxiation of German History - Robert Hickson
31 - The Vagina Monologues at Notre Dame : Who Has the Most Famous Vagina in History ? - E. Michael Jones
32 - World’s Before Our Own 2 - Rixon Stewart
33 - Get Internet Access When Your Government Shuts It Down - Patrick Miller & David Daw
34 - Amol Rajan : We are only now discovering the secrets of the soul
35 - Sugar makes you stupid : Study shows high-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory
36 - California food police gone wild : LA County health enforcers conduct door-to-door raw milk confiscation operations - Mike Adams
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1 - Nakba – the Palestinians’ never ending catastrophe
By Alan Hart
16 May 2012
Alan Hart argues that Zionism’s mission is the complete liquidation of the Palestinian presence in historical Palestine and that, “unless the major powers led by America summon up the will to call and hold Zionism’s monster child to account for its crimes, there will be a final ethnic cleansing of Palestine at some point in a foreseeable future”.
According to the Israeli academic Ilan Pappe, most Israeli Jews have no idea of what they did to the Palestinians in 1948. He also said that those who do know don’t think that what was done was wrong. But that’s only the tip of an iceberg of ignorance.
The Nakba “is a process of ethnic cleansing, a process that has been on-going for 64 years to date and is continuing”.
Because of the mainstream media’s complicity in Zionism’s suppression of the truth of history as it relates to the making and sustaining of the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel, most Americans and Europeans of all faiths and none have no idea of the enormity of Zionism’s crimes.
The Arabic word for what happened in the months before and after Israel’s unilateral declaration of independence on 14 May 1948 is Nakba, meaning catastrophe. That’s a one-word description of the fact that upwards of 700,000 Palestinian Arabs were dispossessed of their land, their homes and their rights, but complete understanding requires knowledge of something else. The Nakba was not simply an event in history. It is a process of ethnic cleansing, a process that has been on-going for 64 years to date and is continuing.
A timely reminder of this fact was contained in an article for the website This Week in Palestine by Ibrahim Matar, an economist writing from Jerusalem.
He opened his piece by quoting a statement made by Ra’anan Weitz, the director of the Jewish Agency’s Settlement Department in 1948. “I ploughed Palestine into earth by ordering the demolition of 300 abandoned Palestinian villages from the Negev to the Galilee.” (The quotation was from an interview Weitz gave to the Jerusalem Post published on 7 March 1997).
Matar ended his piece with these words of his own:
“…the Jews of the world must play their necessary part in containing and confronting Zionism. As I never tire of pointing out, silence is not the way to refute and demolish a charge of complicity in Zionism’s crimes."
The bottom line to the tragedy of the Palestinians is that the Catastrophe of 1948 is still going on, as Jewish colonization of the West Bank continues to expand. The objectives of the Jews have not changed since the early part of the twentieth century. Their motto continues to be “dunum after dunum of land” for the exclusive use of Jews.
The Jews claim that the Palestinians wish to destroy Israel. The fact is that the Jews have already literally destroyed Palestine, and in front of the watchful eyes of the world community represented by the Quartet, they continue with their policies and practices to complete the liquidation of the Palestinian presence in historical Palestine.
Question: Is completion of the liquidation of the Palestinian presence in historical Palestine really Zionism’s mission?
I believe the answer is “Yes” and, that unless the major powers led by America summon up the will to call and hold Zionism’s monster child to account for its crimes, there will be a final ethnic cleansing of Palestine at some point in a foreseeable future.
I also believe that Matar should be more precise with his language. His use of “the Jews” implies that all Jews everywhere are responsible for Zionism’s crimes. That is not so. But, if the rising global tide of anti-Israelism is not to be transformed into anti-Semitism, making another great turning against Jews everywhere inevitable at some point, the Jews of the world must play their necessary part in containing and confronting Zionism. As I never tire of pointing out, silence is not the way to refute and demolish a charge of complicity in Zionism’s crimes.
The US-Israeli Special Relationship
By Stephen Lendman
Global Research, May 15, 2012
Strategic interests largely benefitting Israel, not shared values, are at issue. Washington doesn't provide the Jewish state more aid than all other nations combined because of historic binding ties.
On March 25, 1948, Harry Truman met secretly with Chaim Weizmann (Israel's first president). He pledged support for the future Jewish state. Minutes after midnight on May 15, 1948, America was the first country to extend recognition.
A special relationship began. Thereafter it's grown financially, politically, militarily, diplomatically, and counterproductively. Israel clearly benefits. America loses more than it gains. Serious reassessment is long overdue.
On many issues mattering most, the Israeli tail wags the US dog, whether or not Washington's interests are served.
Both countries threaten world peace. United they endanger humanity. On February 9, 2010, an Intelligence Squared debate resolved: "The US should step back from its special relationship with Israel," saying:
"Israel believes America’s special relationship is vital. It is, certainly, to Israel. But what about for the US? Israel has no oil, enemies in many places, and a tendency to defy Washington when it perceives its own interests to be threatened, which is not infrequently."
Does America's relationship do more harm than good? Is it time to step back and reconsider? These and related issues weren't resolved. Raising them publicly served a purpose.
A packed New York University student union showed people want answers they haven't gotten. Together these pariah states menace humanity. Breaking up is long overdue.
In their book titled "The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy,” John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt argue that Israel is "increasingly a strategic liability....It is time for the United States to treat Israel not as a special case but as a normal state, and to deal with it much as it deals with any other country."
Doing so "means no longer pretending that Israel and America's interests are identical, or acting as if Israel deserves steadfast US support no matter what it does."
James Petras said "(t)he US-Israeli relationship is the first in modern history in which the imperial country covers up a deliberate major military assault by a supposed ally."
He referred to the 1967 USS Liberty attack. Israel bombed and strafed it. Dozens of US seamen were killed. Around 170 were wounded. The vessel was heavily damaged. Israel got away with murder. It wasn't the first or last time.
From then to now, the relationship strengthened. Today more than ever it threatens world peace. Managed news perceptions conceal it from public view. It's time to reveal what's been denied too long. It's time to cut ties and move on.
On May 9, greater cause emerged. The US House passed HR 4133: United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012. It went to the Senate for consideration.
It "express(es) the sense of Congress regarding the United States-Israel strategic relationship, to direct the President to submit to Congress reports on United States actions to enhance this relationship and to assist in the defense of Israel, and for other purposes."
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R. VA) introduced it. He had 304 co-sponsors. It passed 411 - 2. Nine didn't vote. Another nine voted present.
John Dingell (D. MI) voted "Nay." So did Ron Paul. Passage "will lead to war," he said. More on his comments below.
On May 9, US sovereignty lost another round. Netanyahu is a global menace. HR 4133 facilitates his belligerence. Chances for war on Syria and Iran increased.
Israeli weapons aid insurgents against Assad. Its satellite images claim Iran's developing nuclear weapons. Known facts belie contentions. Netanyahu hypes the threat. Congressional allies support him. More ammunition came on May 9.
AIPAC praised the bill's passage. Rising regional threats warrant it was claimed. "America and Israel must further enhance their strong security relationship in this dangerous environment."
"Cooperation with Israel strongly supports American security interests."
The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) also "strongly praised" the bill's passage.
"This bipartisan legislation reaffirms and strengthens the deep military and security relationship between the United States and Israel, and reflects the bi-partisan consensus of the US Congress that this relationship must continue to thrive."
"It also reaffirms Israel’s right to defend itself against threats and reiterates America’s unshakable commitment to Israel’s security, recognizing that a secure Israel will always be in America’s national interest."
Ron Paul disagreed. On the House floor, he said:
"Mr. Speaker: I rise in opposition to HR 4133, the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act, which unfortunately is another piece of one-sided and counter-productive foreign policy legislation."
"This bill's real intent seems to be more saber-rattling against Iran and Syria, and it undermines US diplomatic efforts by making clear that the US is not an honest broker seeking peace for the Middle East."
"The bill calls for the United States to significantly increase our provision of sophisticated weaponry to Israel, and states that it is to be US policy to 'help Israel preserve its qualitative military edge' in the region."
Sovereign nations should handle their own security issues. US taxpayers shouldn't underwrite others. Neither should America's military.
The bill states US policy "reaffirm(s) the enduring commitment of the United States to the security of the State of Israel as a Jewish state."
America's committed to protect its own security, not "guarantee the religious, ethnic, or cultural composition of a foreign country."
"More than 20 years after" Soviet Russia dissolved, HR 4133 seeks new reasons to maintain NATO's "anachronistic alliance: the defense of Israel."
The bill wants Israel more involved in NATO, "including an enhanced presence at (its) headquarters and exercises."
It's a "dream" act "for interventionists and the military industrial complex." Paul wants NATO "disbanded not expanded."
"This bill will not help the United States, it will not help Israel, and it will not help the Middle East." It facilitates greater regional interventionism at a time there's already too much. "It more likely will lead to war against Syria, Iran or both."
Paul urged House colleagues to vote Nay. Only John Dingell agreed and did so.
The stronger US/Israeli ties bind, the more likely global war approaches. Israel's a strategic liability for America, the region and world.
Neither reflects democratic values. Allied with Israel, the US is more vulnerable to attack and more likely to embroil the world in conflict. Both reflect the worst of the other. With these type allies, who needs enemies.
Each lacks moral standing. Neither respects human rights. Both are the world's main offenders. Pointing fingers elsewhere can't hide truths too glaring to deny.
Successive administrations in both countries have abusive track records enough to make some despots blush. Destructiveness between them made the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
What's in it for America by giving Israel more? How do US people benefit? They've got a right to rage about lavish aid to Israel at a time they're asked to sacrifice.
Middle East polls reflect hostile Arab street US sentiment. When asked how best Washington can improve its standing, responses overwhelmingly say change regional policies and stop supporting Israel.
Growing numbers of Jews oppose Israeli policies. American ones want a relationship this destructive ended.
So do millions of people worldwide. An alliance based on militarism, belligerence, racism, and human rights abuses is crucial to end, not support. Doing it before it's too late matters most.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book is titled "How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War"
2 - The Zionist Scenario : Now And In The Future
By Lawrence Davidson
May 15, 2012 "Information Clearing House" -- Over the past month Palestinian leaders have begun to publicly acknowledge that continuing actions by the Israeli government, and corresponding inaction by the “international community,” have destroyed any reasonable hope of a viable and independent Palestinian state.
Listen to Ahmed Qurei, who held high office in the Palestinian Authority under Yasser Arafat: “It is probably no longer possible to create the kind of state that we want. Now we must choose between two stark choices: either we settle for a worthless state made of hapless ghettoes and miserable slums…or struggle for one unitary and democratic state where Jews and Arabs can live equally in all of Mandate Palestine…”
Among many Palestinian Islamic leaders, hope for the future now exists only in the form of a Quranic prophecy, which tells of Islam’s divinely inspired victory over the Jews in Palestine as punishment for the unholy behavior of the Israeli state. This might be compared to the Christian Zionist’s prophecy of the triumph of Israel presaging the second coming of Christ.
Either way it goes, a unitary secular and democratic state or God’s intervention, Israel as a “Jewish State” is seen as terminal. Of course, that is not how the politically minded Zionists, led by Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party, see it. Netanyahu has recently formed a “unity” government with the major opposition party, Kadima, and by doing so appears to have secured his political leadership for some time to come. So, what sort of scenario do these Zionists seek to realize now and in the future?
Part II – The Zionist Scenario:
How do Zionist leaders see the future? As far as I understand the situation, here is their projected scenario:
1. The Zionist leadership sees victory (Israel’s sovereign possession of all the land of Palestine from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River – some even covet Jordan) as inevitable. It is just a matter of time. This assessment is based on power relations. On the one hand, the Israelis have vast military superiority over the Palestinians and have defeated all the Arab forces sent against them. On the other, they have the United States and a good portion of Europe in their political pockets. So how can they lose?
2. Victory means ethnically cleansing the land of most of the Palestinians–a process that is on-going. Every effort is being made to force as many as possible into exile. This is being done by an on-going policy of making life as miserable as possible for all non-Jewish natives of Israeli controlled territory. For instance, it is public knowledge in Israel (if not the U.S.) that “police brutality against Palestinians has been routine for decades.” Those who, despite all, refuse to leave, are being territorially restricted and economically marginalized. It is often speculated that the model for the latter situation is the Indian reservations in the U.S. as they existed circa 1870. And indeed, for Zionists this model can be more easily rationalized than the ghettos of old Europe.
2a. In the process of this ethnic cleansing, the number of Palestinians who die is irrelevant to the Zionist leadership. The Palestinians, like the American Indians, are seen as hardly human. If the Zionists could make them all disappear without serious international repercussions they would do so.
3. All this having been accomplished, Zionist leaders plan to simply maintain the status quo and wait. They believe that, just as was the case of the American Indians, the world will eventually forget the fate of the Palestinians, and this forgetting will seal Israel’s dominion over the land. At least from the Zionist point of view, that is the end of the story.
By the way, Zionists are not the only ones betting on this sort of scenario. The Chinese in Tibet, and the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka, are also counting on the world forgetting their victims. And, in each case they might be right. However, it is the Zionists who are running the greatest risks pursuing this strategy of conquest. Why is that the case?
Part III – Problems For The Zionist Scenario
1. Israel is not a great power like China, and does not occupy a half-forgotten spot on the globe like Sri Lanka. It is very much on the map as far as vast numbers of people are concerned, both supporters and opponents. Of course, Israel continues to enjoy the patronage and protection of a great power, the U.S. But, as unlikely as it might seem at present, this can change.
2. It is not the 18th and 19th centuries anymore and outright colonial domination is no longer in favor. The only way Israel can commit crimes with impunity is by: (a) playing the holocaust card and (b) sustaining the political clout of its lobbies. The first practice is rapidly wearing thin almost everywhere one looks. The second, on the other hand, is the key to their patronage and protection. Yet counter lobbies are even now evolving, and an increasingly vocal international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is on-going. The past 95 years of solid Western backing of Zionist political goals (counting from the Balfour Declaration) does not make the future a sure thing for the Israelis and their ideological supporters.
3. As they conquer Palestine they destroy Judaism. Here is the greatest irony: ultimate success of the Zionist strategy marks the ultimate corruption of official, organized Judaism. This is so because such success seals the devil’s bargain that ties the organized aspect of this religion to the racist and anti-human goals of Zionist ideology. With the death knell of the Palestinian state comes the death knell of official Judaism.
3a. Do you want to know why anti-Semitism appears to be on the rise? Because the Zionists have changed the definition of the term. The traditional definition tells us that anti-Semitism is hatred for Jews as Jews. The new, Zionist inspired definition, includes opposition to anything the “Jewish state” of Israel does. Oppose the political goals of Zionism and you allegedly oppose Jews and Judaism. Ergo, you’re an anti-Semite.
3b. This assertion on the part of Zionists is, of course, a modern innovation. Yet it gains popularity based on the premise laid down by Joseph Goebbels that “if you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” Nonetheless, the truth is that Zionism and Israel have never been synonymous with Judaism. All Jews are not and never have been Zionists and all Zionists have never been just Jews. That being the case, the claim by Zionists that Israel and its government represent Jewry en masse is false. Yet the lie is stated over and again. The Jews who object to this false claim are now labeled “self-hating Jews.” This too is nonsense.
Part IV – What of Palestinian Resistance?
The most striking thing about the list of obstacles given above is that Palestinian resistance in places like the West Bank, Gaza and Israel proper, is not on it. Why? Again, it has to do with power relations. When, during the Second World War, resistance manifested itself against Nazi occupation, the cost was remarkably high. Partisans might shoot a German soldier, but then the German Army would shoot 50 civilians as punishment. Nonetheless, the Germans lost the war and most of the Nazis from that time have been hunted down and given their own punishment.
The Israelis have employed the Nazi strategy of disproportionate revenge and collective punishment from the very inception of the Israeli state. If anything, the kill ratio they exact from the Palestinians is even higher than the Nazi average. But the same powers that once brought low the Nazis now either support or turn a blind eye to the savagery of the Israelis.
Under these circumstances the Palestinians have indeed been worn down. In Gaza they are confined to the world’s largest open air prison and in the West Bank most of their leaders are either in prison or have been turned into collaborators. It has gotten to the point where the most effective act of resistance they can muster is the threat that over a thousand of them, locked away in Israeli prisons without charge or trial, will starve themselves to death.
Part V – Conclusion
The death knell of the two state solution and its corresponding corruption of official Judaism is not the end of the story. But, the final chapter can no longer be written by the Palestinians alone. The West began the present horror in the “Holy Land” when it sought to pay for the sin of European anti-Semitism by allowing the destruction of the Palestinian people. Ultimately, it is only with help from the West that the situation can be put right. However, as long as they are under the corrupting influence of Zionism, most governments will not seek to do so. So this corrective effort has to be undertaken by a movement of civil society – Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. And the Jews of the world better hope and pray for its success. For it is not just the fate of the Palestinians that rides on the outcome. It is the fate of the Jews as well.
Lawrence Davidson is professor of history at West Chester University in West Chester PA. His academic work is focused on the history of American foreign relations with the Middle East. He also teaches courses in the history of science and modern European intellectual history. www.tothepointanalyses.com
The Israel Lobby Never Sleeps
Posted: 14 May 2012
There has been no media reporting on H.R.4133 — United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 introduced into the House of Representatives of the 112th Congress on March 5th “To express the sense of Congress regarding the United States-Israel strategic relationship, to direct the President to submit to Congress reports on United States actions to enhance this relationship and to assist in the defense of Israel, and for other purposes.”
The sponsors include Eric Cantor, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and Howard Berman (all of whom are Jewish) and also Steny Hoyer of Maryland, who is Norwegian but might as well be Jewish given his frequently expressed love for Israel.
The bill provides Israel with a blank check drawn on the US taxpayer to maintain its “qualitative military superiority” over all of its neighbors combined. It is scheduled for passage on a “suspension of the rules,” which means it will not actually be voted on and will be approved by consent of Congress.
It is perhaps no coincidence that on Monday the Republicans in the guise of the redoubtable Howard “Buck” McKeon released their proposal for increased defense spending (yes, increased) for 2013.
It includes a cool $1 billion for Israel to upgrade its missile defenses. That’s on top of the $3 billion it already receives plus numerous co-production programs that are off the books and defense spending that is not considered to be part of the annual grant.
Perhaps “Buck” should consider changing his sobriquet to “Warbucks.” Buck is not Jewish but he is a Mormon, perhaps a sign of what will be coming if we are so unlucky as to vote into office the born again Hawk Mitt Romney.
Mitt has a foreign policy team consisting of more than thirty stalwarts, mostly drawn from the Bush Administration, and nearly all of whom are neocons. It features Robert Kaplan, John Bolton, and Dan Senor.
Israel and its partisan hacks in Congress are utterly shameless. At a time when the country is screaming for some measure of restraint in government spending, Israel is the one budget line that only sees increases.
Philip Giraldi is the executive director of the Council for the National Interest and a recognized authority on international security and counterterrorism issues.
3 - The Horrible Things The Empire Offers Us
By Fidel Castro
May 15, 2012 "Information Clearing House" - Havana: - A piece of news released by AP, the most important US news agency, dated today in Monterrey, Mexico, explains it with irrefutable clarity. This is not the first, and certainly it won't be the last, about a reality that puts paid to the mountain of lies with which the United States intends to justify the inhuman destiny it reserves for the peoples of our America.
What does the news say?
"MONTERREY, Mexico (AP).- Forty-nine decapitated and mutilated corpses were found abandoned in a pool of blood in a highway connecting the Mexican metropolis of Monterrey to the US border in what seems to be the latest in an escalation war between drug cartels.
"The corpses of 43 men and 6 women were found at about 4 a.m. Sunday in the town of San Juan on a non-toll highway that leads to the border city of Reynosa. A white stone arch welcoming visitors was spray-painted with black letters: "100% Zeta."
"At a news conference in Nuevo Leon state security spokesman Jorge Domene stated that along with the decomposing bodies, a "narcomanta" had been found at the scene, in which authorship is attributed to the group "Los Zetas."
"The victims could have been killed as long as two days ago, so authorities believe they were not murdered on the spot. "Identifying them will be a difficult task because all of them were beheaded and hacked off their hands and feet", the official said.
"The state Attorney-General, Adrián de la Garza, said that no reports of local missing people had been received in recent days, so the victims could be persons from other Mexican states or even US-bound Central American immigrants."
"Mexican drug cartels have been waging and ever bloodier war seeking to take control over trafficking routes as well as the local drugs market and extortion, whose victims include US-bound immigrants."
"So far in May, 18 bodies were found in a tourist area near Guadalajara; 23 people were found decapitated or hung from a bridge in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, where violence among cartels has escalated. This year alone, cadavers have been found in the states of Veracruz, Guerrero, Morelos, Jalisco, Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon.
"He stated that there were no clues indicating that the new wave of violence is linked to the presidential elections to take place this July. "It has the dynamic of a war between cartels', he said."
For its part, the Internet portal "BBC World" reported as follows:
"The scene of decapitated and mutilated bodies in Nuevo León, where 49 bodies were dumped on the road this Sunday, shocked many for the extreme barbarity displayed by the killers. Even in Mexico, where after five years of intense war among drug cartels it seemed like they had seen it all."
Not a few countries of Our America have been affected by these problems.
In our homeland, the problems described here do not exist: would this be the reason why the empire is trying to make it surrender by starvation and hostility? Half a century has not been enough, and I very much doubt that the empire can wait for another half a century before it sinks deep in its own mire, sooner than later.
Fidel Castro Ruz - May 14, 2012
4 - The National Security State Wins (Again)
By William J. Astore
May 15, 2012 "Information Clearing House" -- Now that Mitt Romney is the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party, the media is already handicapping the presidential election big time, and the neck-and-neckopinion polls are pouring in. But whether President Obama gets his second term or Romney enters the Oval Office, there’s a third candidate no one’s paying much attention to, and that candidate is guaranteed to be the one clear winner of election 2012: the US military and our ever-surging national security state.
The reasons are easy enough to explain. Despite his record as a “warrior-president,” despite the breathless “Obama got Osama” campaign boosterism, common inside-the-Beltway wisdom has it that the president has backed himself into a national security corner. He must continue to appear strong and uncompromising on defense or else he’ll get the usual Democrat-as-war-wimp label tattooed on his arm by the Republicans.
Similarly, to have a realistic chance of defeating him—so goes American political thinking—candidate Romney must be seen as even stronger and more uncompromising, a hawk among hawks. Whatever military spending Obama calls for, however much he caters to neo-conservative agendas, however often he confesses his undying love for and extols the virtues of our troops, Romney will surpass him with promises of even more military spending, an even more muscular and interventionist foreign policy and an even deeper love of our troops.
Indeed, with respect to the national security complex, candidate Romney already comes across like Edward G. Robinson’s Johnny Rocco in the classic film Key Largo: he knows he wants one thing, and that thing is more. More ships for the Navy. More planes for the Air Force. More troops in general—perhaps 100,000 more. And much more spending on national defense.
Clearly, come November, whoever wins or loses, the national security state will be the true victor in the presidential sweepstakes.
Of course, the election cycle alone is hardly responsible for our national love of weaponry and war. Even in today’s straitened fiscal climate, with all the talk of government austerity, Congress feels obliged to trump an already generous president by adding yet more money for military appropriations. Ever since the attacks of 9/11, surging defense budgets, forever war and fear-mongering have become omnipresent features of our national landscape, together with pro-military celebrations that elevate our warriors and warfighters to hero status. In fact, the uneasier Americans grow when it comes to the economy and signs of national decline, the more breathlessly we praise our military and its image of overwhelming power. Neither Obama nor Romney show any sign of challenging this celebratory global “lock and load” mentality.
To explain why, one must consider not only the pro-military positions of each candidate, but their vulnerabilities—real or perceived—on military issues. Mitt Romney is the easier to handicap. As a Mormon missionary in France and later as the beneficiary of a high draft lottery number, Romney avoided military service during the Vietnam War. Perhaps because he lacks military experience, he has already gone on record (during the Republican presidential debates) as deferring to military commanders on decisions such as whether we should bomb Iran. A President Romney, it seems, would be more implementer-in-chief than civilian commander-in-chief.
Romney’s métier at Bain Capital was competence in the limited sense of buying low and selling high, along with a certain calculated ruthlessness in dividing companies and discarding people to manufacture profit. These skills, such as they are, earn him little respect in military circles. Compare him to Harry Truman or Teddy Roosevelt, both take-charge leaders with solid military credentials. Rather than a Trumanesque “the buck stops here,” Romney is more about “make a buck here.” Rather than Teddy Roosevelt’s bloodied but unbowed “man in the arena,” Romney is more bloodless equity capitalist circling high above the fray in a fancy suit.
Consider as well Romney’s five telegenic sons. It’s hard to square Mitt’s professions of love for our military with his sons’ lack of interest in military service. Indeed, when asked about their lack of enthusiasm for joining the armed forces during the surge in Iraq in 2007, Mitt off-handedly replied that his sons were already performing an invaluable national service by helping him get elected.
An old American upper class sense of noblesse oblige, of sons of privilege like George H.W. Bush or John F. Kennedy volunteering for national service in wartime, has been dead for decades in our otherwise military-happy country. When it comes to sending American sons (and increasingly daughters) into harm’s way, for President Romney it’ll be another case of chickenhawk guts and working-class blood.
For election 2012, however, the main point is that the Romney family’s collective lack of service makes him vulnerable on national defense, a weakness that has already led Mitt and his campaign to overcompensate with ever more pro-military policy pronouncements supplemented with the usual bellicose rhetoric of all Republicans (Ron Paul excepted). As a result, President-elect Romney will ultimately find himself confined, cowed and controlled by the national security complex—and he’ll have only himself (and Barack Obama) to blame.
Obama, by way of contrast, has already shown a passion for military force that in saner times would make him invulnerable to charges of being “weak” on defense. Fond of dressing up in military flight jackets and praising he troops to the rafters, Obama has substance to go with his style. He’s made some tough calls like sending SEAL Team 6 into Pakistan to kill Osama Bin Laden; using NATO airpower to take down Qaddafi in Libya; expanding special opsand drone warfare in Afghanistan, Yemen, and elsewhere, including the assassination of US citizenswithout judicial process. America’s Nobel Peace Prize winner of 2009 has become a devotee of special forces, kill teams and high-tech drones that challenge the very reality of national sovereignty. Surely such a man can’t be accused of being weak on defense.
The political reality, of course, is different. Despite his record, the Republican Party is forever at pains to portray Obama as suspect (that middle name Hussein!), divided in his loyalties (that Kenyan connection!) and not slavish enough in his devotion to “underdog” Israel. (Could he be a crypto-Muslim?)
The president and his campaign staff are no fools. Since any sign of “weakness” vis-à-vis Iran and similar enemiesdu jour or any expression of less than boundless admiration for our military will be exploited ruthlessly by Romney et al., Obama will continue to tack rightwards on military issues and national defense. As a result, once elected he, too, will be a prisoner of the Complex. In this process, the only surefire winner and all-time champ: once again, the national security state.
So what can we expect on the campaign trail this summer and fall? Certainly not prospective civilian commanders-in-chief confident in the vitally important role of restraining or even reversing the worst excesses of an imperial state. Rather, we’ll witness two men vying to be cheerleader-in-chief for continued US imperial dominance achieved at nearly any price.
Election 2012 will be all about preserving the imperial status quo, only more so. Come January 2013, regardless of which man takes the oath of office, we’ll remain a country with a manic enthusiasm for the military. Rather than a president who urges us to abhor endless war, we’ll be led by a man intent on keeping us oblivious to the way we’re squandering our nation’s future in fruitless conflicts that ultimately compromise our core constitutional principles.
For all the suspense the media will gin up in the coming months, the ballots are already in and the real winner of election 2012 will be the national security state. Unless you’re a denizen of that special interest state, we know the loser, too. It’s you.
William J. Astore, a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF), has taught at the Air Force Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School. He currently teaches at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. A regular contributor to TomDispatch, he is the author of Hindenburg: Icon of German Militarism (Potomac, 2005). His email is wastore at pct.edu.
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5 - America as a Shining Drone Upon a Hill
On Staring Death in the Face and Not Noticing
By Tom Engelhardt
May 14, 2012 "Information Clearing House" -- Here’s the essence of it: you can trust America’s crème de la crème, the most elevated, responsible people, no matter what weapons, what powers, you put in their hands. No need to constantly look over their shoulders.
Placed in the hands of evildoers, those weapons and powers could create a living nightmare; controlled by the best of people, they lead to measured, thoughtful, precise decisions in which bad things are (with rare and understandable exceptions) done only to truly terrible types. In the process, you simply couldn’t be better protected.
And in case you were wondering, there is no question who among us are the best, most lawful, moral, ethical, considerate, and judicious people: the officials of our national security state. Trust them implicitly. They will never give you a bum steer.
You may be paying a fortune to maintain their world -- the 30,000 people hired to listen in on conversations and other communications in this country, the 230,000 employees of the Department of Homeland Security, the 854,000 people with top-secret clearances, the 4.2 million with security clearances of one sort or another, the $2 billion, one-million-square-foot data center that the National Security Agency is constructing in Utah, the gigantic $1.8 billion headquarters the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency recently built for its 16,000 employees in the Washington area -- but there’s a good reason. That’s what’s needed to make truly elevated, surgically precise decisions about life and death in the service of protecting American interests on this dangerous globe of ours.
And in case you wondered just how we know all this, we have it on the best authority: the people who are doing it -- the only ones, given the obvious need for secrecy, capable of judging just how moral, elevated, and remarkable their own work is. They deserve our congratulations, but if we’re too distracted to give it to them, they are quite capable of high-fiving themselves.
We’re talking, in particular, about the use by the Obama administration (and the Bush administration before it) of a growing armada of remotely piloted planes, a.k.a. drones, grimly labeled Predators and Reapers, to fight a nameless, almost planet-wide war (formerly known as the Global War on Terror). Its purpose: to destroy al-Qaeda-in-wherever and all its wannabes and look-alikes, the Taliban, and anyone affiliated or associated with any of the above, or just about anyone else we believe might imminently endanger our “interests.”
In the service of this war, in the midst of a perpetual state of war and of wartime, every act committed by these leaders is, it turns out, absolutely, totally, and completely legal. We have their say-so for that, and they have the documents to prove it, largely because the best and most elevated legal minds among them haveproduced that documentation in secret. (Of course, they dare not show it to the rest of us, lest lives be endangered.)
By their own account, they have, in fact, been covertly exceptional, moral, and legal for more than a decade (minus, of course, the odd black site and torture chamber) -- so covertly exceptional, in fact, that they haven’t quite gotten the credit they deserve. Now, they would like to make the latest version of their exceptional mission to the world known to the rest of us. It is finally in our interest, it seems, to be a good deal better informed about America’s covert wars in a year in which the widely announced “covert” killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan is a major selling point in the president’s reelection campaign.
No one should be surprised. There was always an “overt” lurking in the “covert” of what now passes for “covert war.” The CIA’s global drone assassination campaign has long been a bragging point in Washington, even if it couldn’t officially be discussed directly before, say, Congress. The covertness of our drone wars in the Pakistani tribal borderlands, Somalia, Yemen, and elsewhere really turns out to have less to do with secrecy -- just about every covert drone strike is reported, sooner or later, in the media -- than assuring two administrations that they could pursue their drone wars without accountability to anyone.
A Classic of Self-Congratulation
Recently, top administration officials seem to be fanning out to offer rare peeks into what’s truly on-target and exceptional about America’s drone wars. In many ways, these days, American exceptionalism is about as unexceptional as apple pie. It has, for one thing, become the everyday language of the presidential campaign trail. And that shouldn’t surprise us either. After all, great powers and their leaders tend to think well of themselves. The French had their “mission civilisatrice,” the Chinese had the “mandate of heaven,” and like all imperial powers they inevitably thought they were doing the best for themselves and others, sadly benighted, in this best of all possible worlds.
Sometimes, though, the American version of this does seem... I hate to use the word, but exceptional. If you want to get a taste of just what this means, consider as Exhibit One a recent speech by the president’s counterterrorism “tsar,” John Brennan, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. According to his own account, he was dispatched to the center by President Obama to provide greater openness when it comes to the administration’s secret drone wars, to respond to critics of the drones and their legality, and undoubtedly to put a smiley face on drone operations generally.
Ever since the Puritan minister John Winthrop first used the phrase in a sermon on shipboard on the way to North America, “a city upon a hill” has caught something of at least one American-style dream -- a sense that this country’s fate was to be a blessed paragon for the rest of the world, an exception to every norm. In the last century, it became “a shining city upon a hill” and was regularly cited in presidential addresses.
Whatever that “city,” that dream, was once imagined to be, it has undergone a largely unnoticed metamorphosis in the twenty-first century. It has become -- even in our dreams -- an up-armored garrison encampment, just as Washington itself has become the heavily fortified bureaucratic heartland of a war state. So when Brennan spoke, what he offered was a new version of American exceptionalism: the first “shining drone upon a hill” speech, which also qualifies as an instant classic of self-congratulation.
Never, according to him, has a country with such an advanced weapon system as the drone used it quite so judiciously, quite so -- if not peacefully -- at least with the sagacity and skill usually reserved for the gods. American drone strikes, he assured his listeners, are “ethical and just," "wise," and "surgically precise” -- exactly what you’d expect from a country he refers to, quoting the president, as the preeminent “standard bearer in the conduct of war.”
Those drone strikes, he assured his listeners, are based on staggeringly “rigorous standards” involving the individual identification of human targets. Even when visited on American citizens outside declared war zones, they are invariably “within the bounds of the law,” as you would expect of the preeminent “nation of laws.”
The strikes are never motivated by vengeance, always target someone known to us as the worst of the worst, and almost invariably avoid anyone who is even the most mediocre of the mediocre. (Forget the fact that, as Greg Miller of the Washington Post reported, the CIA has recently received permission from the president to launch drone strikes in Yemen based only on the observed “patterns of suspicious behavior” of groups of unidentified individuals, as was already true in the Pakistani tribal borderlands.)
Yes, in such circumstances innocents do unfortunately die, even if unbelievably rarely -- and for that we couldn’t be more regretful. Such deaths, however, are in some sense salutary, since they lead to the most rigorous reviews and reassessments of, and so improvements in, our actions. “This too,” Brennan assured his audience, “is a reflection of our values as Americans.”
“I would note,” he added, “that these standards, for identifying a target and avoiding... the loss of lives of innocent civilians, exceed what is required as a matter of international law on a typical battlefield. That’s another example of the high standards to which we hold ourselves.”
And that’s just a taste of the tone and substance of the speech given by the president’s leading counterterrorism expert, and in it he’s no outlier. It catches something about an American sense of self at this moment. Yes, Americans may be ever more down on the Afghan war, but like their leaders, they are high on drones. In a February Washington Post/ABC News poll, 83% of respondents supported the administration’s use of drones. Perhaps that’s not surprising either, since the drones are generally presented here as the coolest of machines, as well as cheap alternatives (in money and lives) to sending more armies onto the Eurasian mainland.
In these last years, this country has pioneered the development of the most advanced killing machines on the planet for which the national security state has plans decades into the future. Conceptually speaking, our leaders have also established their “right” to send these robot assassins into any airspace, no matter the local claims of national sovereignty, to take out those we define as evil or simply to protect American interests. On this, Brennan couldn’t be clearer. In the process, we have turned much of the rest of the planet into what can only be considered an American free-fire zone.
We have, in short, established a remarkably expansive set of drone-war rules for the global future. Naturally, we trust ourselves with such rules, but there is a fly in the ointment, even as the droniacs see it. Others far less sagacious, kindly, lawful, and good than we are do exist on this planet and they may soon have their own fleets of drones. About 50 countries are today buying or developing such robotic aircraft, including Russia, China, and Iran, not to speak of Hezbollah in Lebanon. And who knows what terror groups are looking into suicide drones?
As the Washington Post’s David Ignatius put it in a column about Brennan’s speech: “What if the Chinese deployed drones to protect their workers in southern Sudan against rebels who have killed them in past attacks? What if Iran used them against Kurdish separatists they regard as terrorists? What if Russia used them over Chechnya? What position would the United States take, and wouldn’t it be hypocritical if it opposed drone attacks by other nations that face ‘imminent’ or ‘significant’ threats?”
This is Washington’s global drone conundrum as seen from inside the Beltway. These are the nightmarish scenarios even our leaders can imagine others producing with their own drones and our rules. A deeply embedded sense of American exceptionalism, a powerful belief in their own special, self-evident goodness, however, conveniently blinds them to what they are doing right now. Looking in the mirror, they are incapable of seeing a mask of death. And yet our proudest export at present, other than Hollywood superhero films, may be a stone-cold robotic killer with a name straight out of a horror movie.
Consider this as well: those “shining drones” launched on campaigns of assassination and slaughter are increasingly the “face” that we choose to present to the world. And yet it’s beyond us why it might not shine for others.
In reality, it’s not so hard to imagine what we increasingly look like to those others: a Predator nation. And not just to the parents and relatives of the more than 160 children the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has documented as having died in U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan. After all, war is now the only game in town. Peace? For the managers of our national security state, it’s neither a word worth mentioning, nor an imaginable condition.
In truth, our leaders should be in mourning for whatever peaceful dreams we ever had. But mention drones and they light up. They’re having a love affair with those machines. They just can’t get enough of them or imagine their world or ours without them.
What they can’t see in the haze of exceptional self-congratulation is this: they are transforming the promise of America into a promise of death. And death, visited from the skies, isn’t precise. It isn’t glorious. It isn’t judicious. It certainly isn’t a shining vision. It’s hell. And it’s a global future for which, someday, no one will thank us.
Tom Engelhardt, co-founder of the American Empire Project and the author of The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s as well as The End of Victory Culture, runs the Nation Institute'sTomDispatch.com. His latest book is The United States of Fear (Haymarket Books).
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6 - Israel subjects Bilal Diab to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment on 77th day of hunger strike
Ali Abunimah on Mon, 05/14/2012
Palestinian prisoner Bilal Diab is suffering frequent loss of consciousness and is close to death on his 77th day of hunger strike against his imprisonment without charge or trial by Israel.
Despite this, Israel continues to subject him to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, blackmail and other unethical medical practices and to deny him proper care, according to his own account provided in statement from Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer.
Diab is one of several long-term hunger strikers who are at immediate risk of death according to Addameer. Diab, along with Thaer Halahleh, are the longest strikers. Addameer’s lawyer was permitted to visit Diab, and prisoners Hassan Safadi and Omar Abu Shalal at Ramle Prison today.
About 2,000 Palestinian prisoners are estimated to have begun hunger strikes for basic rights on 17 April.
Shackled despite dire medical situation
According to Addameer:
Bilal is currently experiencing frequent loss of consciousness and very low oxygen, hemoglobin and blood sugar levels. He is also suffering from hair loss, pain in his joints, and blood in his stool. After losing consciousness yesterday, Bilal was transferred to Assaf Harofeh hospital. However, during his transfer and while in the hospital, Bilal reported being shackled by all of his limbs and subjected to additional ill-treatment. He considered this a breach of medical ethics and therefore refused any treatment at the hospital. He requested to be transferred to a different hospital under humane conditions and was then sent back to Ramleh prison.
Grave breaches of medical ethics
Diab told Addameer’s lawyer that Israel was blackmailing him with family contact in order to compel him to take glucose and a vitamin pill, a direct breach of World Medical Association (WMA) guidelines on the treatment of hunger strikers. Addameer said:
In an attempt to further exert pressure upon Bilal, the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) yesterday used communication with his family as a bargaining chip to compel him to accept treatment. After agreeing to take glucose yesterday and today, in addition to one vitamin pill today, the IPS allowed him to make a phone call to his family last night, for seven minutes only. He has been denied all family visits up to this point in his hunger strike.
The WMA Declaration of Malta on Hunger Strikers states that:
Physicians or other health care personnel may not apply undue pressure of any sort on the hunger striker to suspend the strike. Treatment or care of the hunger striker must not be conditional upon suspension of the hunger strike.
Such pressure includes access to family, lawyers or care. Yet according to consistent reports, Israel and its prison medical personnel routinely breach this basic ethical code.
Reports of “deal” must be treated with caution
Numerous press reports have reported a “deal” in the making by Israel and mediated by Egypt to end the hunger strike.
For example, Reuters reported on such “negotiations” today:
GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian prisoners considered an Egyptian-brokered deal on Monday aimed at ending a mass hunger strike that is challenging Israel’s policy of detention without trial.
Some 1,600 prisoners, a third of the 4,800 Palestinians in Israeli jails, began refusing food on April 17 in a protest that also included demands for more family visits and an end to solitary confinement.
Yet the “Palestinian officials” routinely cited in such reports include Azzam al-Ahmad, and other figures closely associated with the West Bank Palestinian Authority regime of Mahmoud Abbas which, The New York Times reported, is pleading with Israel to arm it to help suppress any possible uprising by Palestinians.
These reports present no evidence that these PA “officials” have any mandate to negotiate on behalf of all the prisoners or can enforce such a deal.
The Electronic Intifada reported in April that the Palestinian Authority has been trying its best to undermine the hunger strikes. Having been unable to do so, it may be trying to co-opt them and claim to be the prisoners’ champion instead.
In March, Hana al-Shalabi was apparently coerced under murky circumstances to accept banishment to Gaza in exchange for being released from detention, after a 43-day hunger strike.
Full Addameer statement
Urgent: Addameer Visits Bilal Diab, Hassan Safadi and Omar Abu Shalal in Ramleh Prison Medical Clinic Today Ramallah, 14 May 2012 - Bilal Diab’s health continues to deteriorate dramatically, according to Addameer lawyer Mona Neddaf, who visited him and two other long-term hunger strikers in Ramleh prison medical clinic today. Along with fellow administrative detainee Thaer Halahleh, Bilal Diab is on his 77th day of hunger strike today. Both Bilal and Thaer have yet to be hospitalized in a public hospital, despite being at immediate risk of death.
Bilal is currently experiencing frequent loss of consciousness and very low oxygen, hemoglobin and blood sugar levels. He is also suffering from hair loss, pain in his joints, and blood in his stool. After losing consciousness yesterday, Bilal was transferred to Assaf Harofeh hospital. However, during his transfer and while in the hospital, Bilal reported being shackled by all of his limbs and subjected to additional ill-treatment. He considered this a breach of medical ethics and therefore refused any treatment at the hospital. He requested to be transferred to a different hospital under humane conditions and was then sent back to Ramleh prison. A similar incident also occurred last Friday, 11 May, when he was transferred to Assaf Harofeh and refused to accept treatment there due to his mistrust in the doctors as a result of how he has been treated throughout his hunger strike.
In an attempt to further exert pressure upon Bilal, the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) yesterday used communication with his family as a bargaining chip to compel him to accept treatment. After agreeing to take glucose yesterday and today, in addition to one vitamin pill today, the IPS allowed him to make a phone call to his family last night, for seven minutes only. He has been denied all family visits up to this point in his hunger strike. Bilal further reported to Ms. Neddaf that he had refused to meet with the IPS medical ethics committee last week when they attempted to pressure him to take vitamins and other minerals.
Ms. Neddaf was also able to visit Hassan Safadi, currently on his 71st day of hunger strike, and Omar Abu Shalal, currently on his 69th day of hunger strike, in Ramleh prison today. According to Ms. Neddaf, both are in critical condition. Hassan has very low blood sugar and received medication today for infections in his body. He is also taking vitamins to support his heart muscle. Omar also agreed to start taking minerals and salt two days ago. Both of them continue to demand their immediate release from administrative detention.
Nine additional prisoners on hunger strike have also been newly transferred to Ramleh prison medical clinic. Today is the 28th day of Palestinian prisoners’ mass hunger strike.
Addameer renews its demand for the immediate transfer to independent hospitals for all hunger striking prisoners whose medical conditions are deteriorating. Addameer holds the Occupation responsible for the lives of all prisoners on hunger strike and urges the international community to continue exerting pressure on Israel in the strongest manner possible to save their lives.
Roy Tov : Rabbi accused of bribery appointed Head of Jerusalem Rabbinical Court
Are extortion and bribery integral parts of Judaism ?
In May 2012, Israel’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar appointed Rabbi Yisrael Yifrah to head the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court, a court that is just one level below the Great Rabbinical Court. Shortly before that, Rabbi Yifrah had his name removed from a list of candidates to the latter court because he was accused of bribery, extortion, and refusing to compel abusive husbands to grant their wives a divorce. His new post is substantial. In Israel, all civil events from birth to death pass through religious courts and authorities. The laws regulating this were inherited by Israel from the Ottoman Empire, which used millet courts to rule its confessional communities; millet is derived from the Arabic millah, a word roughly meaning nation. Thus, all citizens defined as Jewish by Israel’s Ministry of Interior and living in the Jerusalem District would eventually be at the mercy of Rabbi Yifrah. This is critical, since Jewish law requires the consent of both spouses before granting a divorce. Since divorces are regulated by Jewish law, the Halakha, rabbis have enormous weight in divorce cases; accordingly, bribery cases thrive.
Rabbi Yisrael Yifrah
Mavoi Satum (“Dead End” in Hebrew) is an Israeli advocacy group that helps women whose husbands refuse to grant them a divorce. Following the appointment of Rabbi Yifrah, this group said that it has received complaints and evidence-based testimony indicating that Rabbi Yifrah has committed extortion, asked for and offered bribes, and refused to compel divorce even in cases involving domestic violence or rape. The organization made the accusations in a letter sent to Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein. Yet, the appointment was approved by Judicial Ombudsman Eliezer Goldberg, a retired Supreme Court Justice. Other publications by local media corroborate the allegations; Rabbi Yifrah is quite a dark star. Does the Halakha sanction bribery? Are extortionist rabbis kosher?
“That’s not fair! He represents neither Judaism nor the State,” would probably be the answer of Israeli authorities to my last questions. Yet, Rabbi Yifrah gets his salary from the state. He wasn’t fired after apparently well-based accusations of bribery and extortion had been reported. That means that he and his views are supported by the state. He doesn’t represent Judaism; yet, his fellow rabbis support him, as his recent appointment as head of a prominent religious court shows. Does the Jewish state sanction extortion? If Rabbi Yifrah were an exception, the state could claim I am leading a smear–campaign against it. After all, the charisma of this man could be so large as to be labeled “irresistible.” Religious and state authorities would succumb to his charm without any possibility of requesting the fulfillment of the law, be it civilian or religious. This is an appealing theory, but obviously wrong.
Shmuel Eliyahu - Tzfat's Chief Rabbi
In 2011, I published On Racist Rabbis, where an odd edict by Shmuel Eliyahu, the Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, was analyzed. Rabbi Eliyahu is an employee of the State of Israel and a leading religious figure in one of the four holy cities of Judaism (the others are Jerusalem, Hebron and Tiberias). Yet, he felt comfortable issuing a decree instructing residents not to rent rooms or houses to Israeli Arabs (in other words Palestinians with Israeli citizenship). The latter are full citizens of the State of Israel. Subsequently, posters appeared all over the town, saying: “Don’t rent rooms to Arabs. Don’t give work to Arabs. Don’t give Arabs any foothold in our community.” Jews renting rooms to Israeli Arabs got telephonic threats. One such a case was of Eliyahu Zvieli (89, survivor of WWII) who rents rooms to three Palestinian students. He reported “People have called the house and threatened to attack, they said they would burn it down if we don’t leave.” This is a very wrong interpretation of what the Bible says, though it may be justified with texts appearing in the racist Talmud. However, this is not only a wrong interpretation of the Israeli law, it is illegal. One cannot define a discriminating room-rental policy in a country where allegedly, all citizens are equal.
Yet, Rabbi Eliyahu is free, preaching unlawful policies, highly-respected by his peers, and getting a generous salary from the State of Israel. “OK, so there are two ultra-charismatic, unstoppable rabbis committing crimes. So what?” I will not endanger my being accused of conducting a biased research; let’s bring into the article another monster rabbi. Three is the charmed number, isn’t it?
Rav Dov Lior
On June 2011, Rav Dov Lior was finally arrested (see Monster Rabbi). He is the Chief Rabbi of Hebron and Kiryat Arba in the Occupied Territories. He is also Head of the Kiryat Arba Hesder Yeshiva, and Heads of the Council of Rabbis of Judea and Samaria. He is a spiritual leader of the ultra-nationalist party National Union; Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu is a spinoff of it; Rehavam Zeevi—who endorsed ethnic transfer until he was assassinated—was one of the movement’s questionable leaders. Born as Dov Leibland, he studied at the Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook's Mercaz haRav Yeshiva, where the head rabbi treated him like a son. This is important. In Netanyahu’s Mule, I described the historical pact between Zionists and Pharisees—namely the rabbinical orthodoxy—during the 19thCentury, that eventually created the State of Israel. Nowadays, Netanyahu is one of the prominent Zionists leading the pact, while Rav Dov Lior is one of the prominent rabbis endorsing it; thus his apparent immunity is not surprising.
His main activity is providing religious justification for Jewish violence against the rest of humanity. His arrest last year was the result of his endorsing (he wrote a preface) of Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira’s Torat Hamelech. The book contains a series of Talmudic interpretations on the “Teachings for the King;” in other words a set of instructions for Netanyahu, the closest thing nowadays to an actual king. Yet, the term “king” may be used to describe a secular ruler. One of the interpretations in the book justifies killing non-Jews by the Jewish-state. In other words, all Israeli victims got what they deserved, and the Israeli criminals that committed the crimes are automatically absolved. Is this the meaning of Judaism? Is this an example of theJewish Heart?
Real Judaism is based on the Bible, not the Talmud
All this is horrific; yet, it is hard to understand why Rabbi Dov Lior was arrested only in 2011. His past includes several moral pitfalls:
+Rav Dov Lior has legitimized killing non-Jews during wartime; this is used by the IDF while using Palestinian human shields—including children.
+Rav Dov Lior ruled Jewish women should not use sperm donated by a non-Jewish man, claiming that a baby born through such an insemination will have the negative genetic traits that characterize non-Jews. He literally said: “Gentile sperm leads to barbaric offspring.”
+Rav Dov Lior is directly connected to the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. Leading rabbis have testified that he was the source of rulings labeling the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin a "rodef" and a "moser" (“pursuer” and “giver,” in other words a traitor who endangers Jewish lives). Yigal Amir—Rabin’s assassin—used to travel to Hebron to get advice from the rabbi.
+Rav Dov Lior instructed Baruch Goldstein, who massacred many Palestinians praying at the Cave of the Patriarchs in 1994. After the massacre, the rabbi ruled that Goldstein was “holier than all the martyrs of the Holocaust” (and the ADL didn’t sue him!).
+Menachem Livni, who headed a terror organization dubbed the "Jewish Underground" and was convicted of murders testified that the spirit behind the underground was the Rav Dov Lior. The latter was very specific in his demands, and according to the testimony of the murderer, Rav Dov Lior was involved in the details and decided how and when they would act. Lior pressured the hesitant perpetrators to blow up six buses with all their passengers. The buses were loaded with explosives with the object of killing hundreds. Only the delay enabled the Shin Bet to arrest them at the last minute.
None of these acts justified his arrest. Only a short and insignificant preface to a book was used as an excuse to justify Netanyahu’s self-praise on his rule. “Yet, he was arrested!” my few Zionists readers are saying by now. Please, do not despair for the rabbi’s well being! Rabbi Dov Lior was released a few hours after his arrest—apparently after having enjoyed a cup of coffee with the local commander—enabling Prime Minister Netanyahu to state proudly: “Israeli law applies to all Israeli citizens.” The fact is that it doesn’t. Some are worth more. Some are even above the law, capable of preaching and acting against it, in the name of the state. By allowing this, the State of Israel undermines its allegations of being a legitimate organization, as expanded in Is Israel Sovereign?
Jesus warned about this type of racism and hypocrisy two millennia ago. Matthew 23:15: Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
7 - Nakba Day 2012 : Refugees Waiting, 64 Years and Counting
Al Nakba (the Catastrophe) - an act of deliberate destruction.
For Video, go to : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31327.htm
Sam Bahour, a Palestinian-American based in Al-Bireh/Ramallah, speaking at TEDxRamallah in April 2011.
Posted May 15, 2012
Why Commemorate Nakba Day ?
On Nakba Day, 15 May 2012
By Walid Khalidi
Tuesday, 15 May 2012, is the 64th Anniversary of Palestinian Nakba Day. This date commemorates the end, on 15 May 1948, of the so-called “Mandate” over Palestine “granted” to Britain by the League of Nations (the UN’s predecessor) following the end of World War I.
The Mandate system, a form of imposed international trusteeship, was devised by the victorious powers, chiefly Britain and France, to give a veneer of legality to their post-war military occupation and rule over the former Middle Eastern Arab provinces of the defeated Ottoman Empire. Thus, while Britain obtained mandates over Iraq, Palestine, and Trans-Jordan, France obtained mandates over Syria and Lebanon. The main purpose of Britain’s mandate over Palestine was to give effect to a unilateral promise made by its government in 1917 (the Balfour Declaration, after the then British foreign secretary) to the World Zionist Organization (WZO) to establish “a Jewish National Home” in Palestine.
At the time of the Balfour Declaration, about 90 percent of the population of Palestine was Arab and about 10 percent Jewish. Needless to say the Palestine Arabs were never consulted about either the Balfour Declaration or the British mandate over their country.
Advancing from British-occupied Egypt, British forces had wrested Jerusalem from the Ottomans in December 1917. The period 1920-1948 saw the relentless growth of the Jewish National Home through massive Jewish immigration from Eastern and Central Europe under Britain’s imperial protection, despite increasingly desperate Palestinian protests and resistance.
Already by the mid-1940s the Zionist leadership, headed by the redoubtable David Ben-Gurion and drawing upon the support of the American Jewish community, felt strong enough to want Britain out of the way. With the Yishuv (1) highly militarized, it was confident that it could overcome any Arab opposition to turning the Jewish National Home into the Jewish state, which had been the WZO’s objective ever since the first Zionist Congress in 1897. Caught between the two contending parties in a conflict of its own making, Britain finally decided to turn “the problem” over to the UN, successor to the League of Nations.
In November 1947, thanks to massive US pressure on the UN member states, (1948 was an American Presidential election year), the UNGA recommended the partition of Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state, with a special international regime (corpus separatum) for Jerusalem and its hinterland.
The UN partition plan, presented as a compromise between the two communities was anything but. It gave the Jewish population, which by then had artificially grown into about 30 percent of the population, over half (55 percent) of Palestine where Jews owned less than 8 percent of the land. It condemned hundreds of thousands of Palestinians within the UN-drawn boundaries to live in separation from their compatriots as a minority in the Jewish state-to-be.
The Jews were overjoyed, but the Palestinians were outraged at this dismemberment of their country and fragmentation of their society – a prolonged nightmare realized. Artfully the Zionist leaders represented their “acceptance” of partition as evidence of their readiness to “compromise” and to comply with the will of the international community.
Well before November 1947, David Ben-Gurion had already envisaged partition (i.e. a Jewish state in a part of Palestine) not only as an opportunity to “transfer” (i.e. expel) the Palestinians from the state to make way for Jewish immigrants from overseas, but also as a bridgehead to expand the state beyond its borders with the help of these immigrants (2). To achieve his geostrategic objectives, he had devoted the decade before November 1947 to building the military might of the Yishuv via the Haganah (and its striking force the Palmach) as well as to detailed military planning. The November 1947 UNGA partition resolution was the ultimate green-light for Ben-Gurion to go into action.
Ben-Gurion’s master plan for the military takeover of Palestine and the transfer of Palestinians in the wake of the 1947 UNGA’s resolution was known as “Plan Dalet” (3). British withdrawal from Palestine began soon after the resolution was passed. The vacuum created by this withdrawal was quickly filled by the Haganah, which carefully avoided clashing with the departing British. In early April 1948, Plan Dalet was put into operation. Within six weeks, such were the Zionist victories that Israeli statehood could be declared the day the Mandate officially ended, on 15 May 1948 – symbolically chosen by the Palestinians as Nakba Day.
By that time the Plan’s devastating impact on the civilian Palestinian population (hundreds of thousands had already abandoned their homes) was well in evidence. Indeed, but for this vast Palestinian exodus into the neighboring Arab countries generated by Plan Dalet (and the atrocities committed by the “dissident” terrorist gangs, Irgun and Stern), it is doubtful that the collective intervention on 15 May of the regular forces of the Arab League member states would have taken place following the departure of the British. But already this intervention was too little and too late.
As for nascent Israel’s “Davidian” status vis-a vis the Goliath of the “invading” Arab states, Ben Gurion provides eloquent testimony on it in his War Diary. Thus, on 24 May 1948, less than ten days after the Arab armies had entered those parts of Palestine allocated to the Arab state under the partition plan to preempt the advancing Jewish forces, David Ben-Gurion wrote (4):
Maklef [Carmeli brigade] should receive reinforcements. His job is to occupy South Lebanon after bombing Tyre, Sidon and Beirut from the air. We will also shell Beirut from the sea. Yigal [Alon] should hit Syria [Syrian army] at [Mishmar Haemek] from the East and the North. Our airforce must bomb and destroy Amman. The weak link in the Arab coalition is Lebanon because Muslim authority there is artificial, and easy to undermine. We must establish a Christian state with the Litani River as its southern border (5). We will form an alliance with it.
Once we destroy the power of the Arab Legion [the army of Trans-Jordan] we will destroy Tran-Jordan and Syria will then fall. If Egypt dares to continue fighting, we will bomb Port Said, Alexandria and Cairo. This is how we shall end this war and wind up our ancestors’ accounts with Egypt, Ashur and Aram….
Secretary-General, Institute for Palestine Studies
(1) The Hebrew name of the Jewish community in Palestine during the British Mandate
(2) See David Ben-Gurion’s letter to his son Amos, 5 October 1937. [PDF]
(3) See Walid Khalidi “Plan Dalet Revisited” Journal of Palestine Studies Vol XIII, No. 1, #69 Autumn 1988 pp. 3-70.
(4) David Ben-Gurion Yoman Hamilhimah Malhimet Hatzm’ut 1947-1949 (War Diary; War of Independence 1947-1949), eds. Gershon Rivlin, Dr. Ilhanan Oren (Propagation of DBG’s Teachings’ Society, Ministry of Defence Press, Tel Aviv, 1984), p. 454 ff.
(5) This incorporates into Israel the predominantly Shiite region of South Lebanon.
See also - Interactive map of Palestine villages destroyed in Nakba: The ethnic cleansing of Palestine by Zionist and later Israeli forces from late 1947 into 1948.
Roy Tov : Nakba Day and Israel’s Ministry of Thought Control
Israel’s failure to implement censorship
Can a democracy censor? Despite Western-propaganda, the answer is yes. However, unlike the situation in totalitarian regimes, democratic censorship is invariably disguised as something else; in this aspect, totalitarian regimes are more honest than what nowadays is wrongly referred to as democracies. The events surrounding 9/11 and the wars against Afghanistan and Iraq are a good example of that. Despite American media's sanctimonious claim of being balanced, one won’t find a balanced report on these issues. When was the last time the Taliban’s leader got the Times’ front page? How can censorship in a democracy be achieved? Let’s answer this question by illustrating the topic with a current event. In the case of Israel, how can the state censor events linked to Nakba Day? Oddly enough—and I would be accused of anti-Semitism if I were to add the obvious—Israel does that through the Ministry of Finances.
Nakba Day Protests
Palestinian PR Victory
Nakba Day Protests
Nakba Day or the “Disaster Day” is on May 15, when Palestinians remember Israel's declaration of Independence. Israelis celebrate it at a different date. Formally, civil affairs in Israel are conducted using the Hebrew calendar, thus official events change in their Gregorian date because the Hebrew calendar is lunar in nature, meaning it wobbles in cycles of 19 years. On all official documents issued by Israel, the Hebrew date is proudly stated; however, since this calendar wobbles, everybody uses the Gregorian calendar as the main reference calendar. This includes offices of the Israeli Administration; all appointments with them are arranged using the Gregorian calendar. Most of the calendars sold in Israel show the Gregorian date in large digits and the Hebrew date in small—almost illegible—digits. Actually, if asked, most Israelis would fail to list the names of the Hebrew months in their correct order. “Independence Day is in April or May” they’ll say hesitantly, mixing up the Hebrew and Gregorian calendars. Since the Palestinians stick to Gregorian dates, they have an easy job promoting Nakba Day, a much easier task than Israelis face with the wobbling Yom Haatzmaut, Independence Day (see Is this Israel's last Independence Day?).
The Zionists’ Deepest Fear
The extent of mind-control the Israeli administration attempts on the population it rules is astonishing. Prime Minister Golda Meir claimed Palestinians do not exist, and expected the people to answer: “Amen!” Things have not improved much since her departure; for many years possessing a Palestinian flag—even if hidden in a dark drawer—was a punishable crime in the state claiming to be “the only democracy in the Middle East.” The Zionist leaders’ deepest fear is that their people will realize they have been deceived by them; they fear that the people will realize that the Zionist dream is nothing but a hollow, meaningless dream built atop solid Palestinian structures. After all, most of the Israeli towns have been built by Palestinian workers. Thus, the attempt to suppress the commemoration of events like Nakba Day was to be expected. Considering the extent of the protests taking place on that day across Israel, the task was herculean even for Zionist administrators. The logo below belongs to the Settlers’ Channel 7 (see “Juden Raus!” says Israel) and was featured in their articles covering the Nakba Day this year. Even the settlers—who often draw maps of the West Bank which ignore Palestinian cities—cannot ignore this event.
“Yom Hanakba” Nakba Day Logo by Zionist Channel 7
note the Hebrew letters styled as Arabic ones
The event is so traumatic in the eyes of Israel, that until July 2007, the term “Nakba” was forbidden in Palestinian schools within Israel’s jurisdiction. Can a regime claim to be a democracy when it bans words from school? Two years later, the word was banned again. Yet, this is loose change; in March 2011, the Knesset legislated what is commonly called the “Nakba Law.” Astonishingly, the formal name is the “Budget Foundations Law – amendment 40, 2011.” This amendment to the law allows the Minister of Finances to deduct from the budget of an organization supported by the state up to three times the expenses that organization used for supporting activities denying the state as Jewish and democratic, or activities supporting violence, racism and terror, or for supporting the definition of Independence Day as a “Nakba Day” (“Disaster Day”), or the support of actions leading to the destruction of the Israeli flag or any other state symbols. Interestingly, the legislator ignored the intrinsic contradiction of its law. Defining the state as “Jewish” is a racist and discriminatory act by definition; every one of its non-Jewish citizens is a living testimony of this. According to this law, the state should cut the Knesset’s budget immediately! Yet, in January 2012, the “High Court of Justice upheld the controversial Nakba Law.
Amateur Administrators’ Error
On paper, the Israeli administration gave a “proper Zionist Answer,” (“tshuva tzionit olemet” in Hebrew). This is a popular phrase used in Israel against any event that is perceived as a threat. It implies violence, though nothing specific is said. In this case, the implied violence came in the form of state censorship of an event it dislikes; amateur administrators as they are, they thought that by controlling the people’s pockets, they would gain control of their minds. On Monday 14, 2012, they woke up to their worst nightmare.
Today, Tel Aviv University—a perceived stronghold of the Jewish establishment—commemorated Nakba Day. Tel Aviv University’s Dean of Students had previously approved a ceremony to commemorate Nakba Day in the plaza adjacent to the “Naftali” social sciences building. However, University security services decided that due to the “possibility of disturbances,” the event would be held at “Antine Square,” located next to the University’s main entrance. The pictures brought here are from the protests; the distinctive buildings of the university dormitories across the street can be clearly seen. “Every year different political bodies organize events focusing on the Nakba, in an attempt to make it the focal point of relations between Jews and Arabs in the area. What has never been done, and the time has come to do it, is to commemorate the Nakba in an alternative way, accessible to and created for the Israeli public—an event to remember the tragedy and great loss that befell the people who were here before ’48, many of whom still live here,” said Noa Levy, a law student and organizer of the Nakba Day ceremony.
The pictures are incredible. The fact that 400 participants crowded the small plaza and that they read an alternative version of Yizkor, the Jewish prayer of mourning is even more so. The names of pre-1948 Palestinian villages inside what is today Israel, were read and the event included a moment of silence. For non-Israeli readers I must clarify this very much resembles Holocaust Day. Following this, the horrified Israeli government might declare a new Holocaust Day to commemorate the defiling of its Independence Day by its own citizens. “The Education Minister is of the opinion that the decision is wrong and infuriating,” said the Minister’ spokesman, referring to the university’s decision to allow the event. Amateurs and unprofessional as they are, the Israeli administrators forgot to cover in their censorship law spontaneous events that come out of people’s warm hearts and not out of cold government’s budgets. However, expanding on this one may be denounced as an anti-Semite by the censoring, undemocratic, Israeli government. Isn’t that so, Mr. Netanyahu?
8 - Israel is 64, thanks to Western life support
Published: 14 May, 2012
Edited: 14 May, 2012
Israel turns 64 on May 14th. But it only seems to have made it to today
thanks to unconditional life support from the US, UK, EU and powerful global
"Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm sixty-four...?"
memorable words sung by Paul McCartney and John Lennon in the late sixties.
If Israel's founders had asked Western Powers that question back in 1948,
the answer - then and now - would be a powerful and resounding "YES!"
In those days, Britain governed the Palestine Mandate and had become
increasingly wary of Zionist extremism there. The terror bombing of the King
David Hotel housing the British Military Government headquarters in
Jerusalem on July 22, 1946, which killed almost 100 people, may have been
the straw that finally broke the British Camel's back. It was carried out by
the Zionist terror group "Irgun Zvai Leumi" under Menachem Begin, later to
become one of Israel's prime ministers and a Nobel "Peace" laureate.
So, as the end of Britain's Mandate over Palestine set for May 1948 neared,
London eagerly prepared to withdraw, and just one day before that - on May
14, 1948 - Zionist leaders unilaterally created the State of Israel.
War immediately broke out between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Since then,
four major wars and countless smaller ones have pitted Israel against
various combinations of Arab states. But Israel survived.
Indeed, generously fed by the West, Israel always survives. Militarily,
today Israel stands stronger than ever; and yet, it has grown weaker in
global popular support, even amongst Jews.
Reminiscing on Israel's creation, president Shimon Peres was quoted in The
New York Times on April 25 as saying that in spite of many odds, "...we won
anyway, thanks to hidden powers. Ever since, for all of my life, I have
tried to understand those immeasurable powers."
We can help President Peres "understand those immeasurable powers" by
pointing to the "people hidden behind the curtain," whom Benjamin Disraeli -
Queen Victoria's most famous prime minister - said really run things in this
They certainly seem to have systematically ensured Israel is ever-fed the
fullest diplomatic cover, political support, unlimited financial and
economic lifelines, and the fullest military backing by the West.
An example: today Israel is the only Middle Eastern nation with a powerful
arsenal of nuclear weapons of mass destruction. It has never signed the
Non-Proliferation Treaty, and yet this never makes the headlines in the
Western press, which is far too busy whipping up fear and war-mongering
against Iran, in order to justify Israel's threatened unilateral attack,
fully supported by the US, UK and Sarkozy France.
At 64, Israel clearly continues enjoying that lifeline from the West,
especially the US. So much so that many wonder whether the US promotes its
Middle East agenda through Israel, or if things are really exactly the other
way around: that Israel controls US policy in the Middle East through
powerful lobbies and gigantic global money power clout.
As academics Stephen Walt (Harvard University) and John Mearsheimer (Chicago
University) point out in "The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy," "Israel
is the largest annual recipient of (US) direct economic and military
assistance since 1976... to the tune of well over $140 billion...
[Washington] has provided Israel with nearly $3 billion to develop weapons
systems, and given it access to such top-drawer weaponry as Blackhawk
helicopters and F-16 jets... giving Israel access to intelligence it denies
to its NATO allies, and has turned a blind eye to Israel's acquisition of
In addition, "Since 1982, the US has vetoed 32 Security Council resolutions
critical of Israel, more than the total number of vetoes cast by all the
other Security Council members... (and) blocks the efforts of Arab states to
put Israel's nuclear arsenal on the IAEA's agenda."
In short, "The US comes to the rescue in wartime and takes Israel's side
when negotiating peace" even though "Israeli officials... ignore US requests
and renege on promises... to stop building settlements and to refrain from
'targeted assassinations' of Palestinian leaders."
Actually, the plight of the Palestinians was well understood from the very
beginning by Israeli leaders like David Ben-Gurion, who told Nahum Goldman,
then-president of the World Jewish Congress: "If I were an Arab leader I
would never make terms with Israel. That is natural: we have taken their
country ... We come from Israel, but two thousand years ago, and what is
that to them? There has been anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz,
but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come here and
stolen their country. Why should they accept that?"
When she became prime minister, Golda Meir eloquently rounded off this view
when she infamously remarked that "there is no such thing as a Palestinian."
Ben-Gurion even acknowledged that early Zionists were hardly benevolent to
the Palestinians, as the creation of Israel involved acts of ethnic
cleansing, including executions, massacres and rapes by Jews, and Israel's
subsequent conduct has often been brutal.
But the Israel Lobby controlling US foreign policy towards Israel is not
just about militant Jewish Zionists. It's also about Christian evangelicals
like Gary Bauer, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson or Ralph Reed, and about
politicians as Dick Armey, Tom DeLay, John Bolton, Joe Biden, John McCain
and Joe Lieberman, some of whom believe Israel's rebirth is the fulfillment
of biblical prophecy and support its expansionist agenda; to do otherwise,
they believe, would be contrary to God's will.
Naturally no small nation in the world would ever be able to get away with
all of this unless it did indeed have full support from - even control over
- the United States of America, ensuring that it will be "needed and fed"
until it's sixty four and far beyond.
Can the Israel Lobby's power be curtailed?
The answer lies with the American taxpayer and voter. They must open their
eyes and realize how vilely they are being misused and abused.
Meanwhile, the rest of the world can help promote this grand-awakening of
American public opinion so the US stops being a powerful but
intellectually-challenged proxy pawn to foreign interests that are contrary
to US national interests. Until then, Israel will continue to "get older
and lose its hair," whilst the US, UK and EU continue to "need them and feed
them," even at today's ripe age of sixty-four...
Adrian Salbuchi for RT
author, speaker and radio/TV commentator in Argentin
9 - Russian warns Kosovo against training Syria rebels
United Nations, May 15(AFP) - Russia has warned Kosovo against allowing the training of Syrian opposition rebels on its territory, with its UN envoy saying it could cause international friction.
Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin yesterday condemned what he called "disturbing information" that Kosovo authorities had been "establishing contacts with the Syrian opposition to train insurgents" in Kosovo.
Diplomats and media reports said that at least three exiled Syrian activists have been in Kosovo recently for talks with the former Kosovo rebels who fought a separatist war against Serbia in 1998-99.
Churkin told a UN Security Council meeting on Kosovo that any training of Syria rebels would "run afoul" of the peace mission by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan.
"Moreover turning Kosovo into an international training center for insurgents of various armed units could become a serious destabilizing factor, one going beyond the Balkan region," he said.
Churkin called on the European Union and United Nations which have missions in Kosovo to act to prevent a presence by Syrian rebels.
The ethnic-Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army started fighting for independence from Serbia in 1997. President Slobodan Milosevic's strong-arm response led to a NATO bombing campaign in 1999 that ended the crackdown and brought Kosovo under UN administration until it declared its independence in 2008.
Russia strongly supports Serbia in insisting that Kosovo remains a Serbian province. Ninety countries have recognized its independence, including most of the European Union and the United States. (AFP)
The Case of the Missing Terrorists
By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Global Research, May 15, 2012
paulcraigroberts.com - 2012-05-14
If there were any real terrorists, Jose Rodriguez would be dead.
Who is Jose Rodriguez? He is the criminal who ran the CIA torture program. Most of his victims were not terrorists or even insurgents. Most were hapless individuals kidnapped by warlords and sold to the Americans as “terrorists” for the bounty paid.
If Rodriguez’s identity was previously a secret, it is no more. He has been on CBS “60 Minutes” taking credit for torturing Muslims and using the information allegedly gained to kill leaders of al Qaeda. If terrorists were really the problem that Homeland Security, the FBI and CIA claim, Rodriguez’s name would be a struck through item on the terrorists’ hit list. He would be in his grave.
So, also, would be John Yoo, who wrote the Justice (sic) Department memos giving the green light to torture, despite US and International laws prohibiting torture. Apparently, Yoo, a professor at the Boalt School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, was ignorant of US and international law. And so was the US Department of Justice (sic).
Notice that Rodriguez, “The Torturer of the Muslims,” does’t have to hide. He can go on national television, reveal his identity, and revel in his success in torturing and murdering Muslims. Rodriguez has no Secret Service protection and would be an easy mark for assassination by terrorists so capable as to have, allegedly, pulled off 9/11.
Another easy mark for assassination would be former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who staffed up the Pentagon with neoconservative warmongers such as Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith, who in turn concocted the false information used to justify the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Rumsfeld himself declared members of al Qaeda to be the most vicious and dangerous killers on earth. Yet Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Feith, Richard Perle, together with neoconservative media propagandists, such as William Kristol and Max Boot, have been walking around safe for years unmolested by terrorists seeking revenge or bringing retribution to those responsible for as many as 1,000,000 Muslim deaths.
Condi Rice, Colin Powell, who delivered the Speech of Lies to the UN inaugurating the invasion of Iraq, and Dick Cheney, whose minimal Secret Service protection could not withstand a determined assassination attempt, also enjoy lives unmolested by terrorists.
Remember the deck of cards that the Bush regime had with Iraqi faces? If terrorists had a similar deck, all of those named above would be “high value targets.” Yet, there has not been a single attempt on any one of them.
Strange, isn’t it, that none of the above are faced with a terrorist threat. Yet, the tough, macho Navy Seals who allegedly killed Osama bin Laden must have their identity kept hidden so that they don’t become terrorist targets. These American supermen, highly trained killers themselves, don’t dare show their faces, but Rodriguez, Rumsfeld, and Condi Rice can walk around unmolested. Indeed, the Seals’ lives are so endangered that President Obama gave up the enormous public relations political benefit of a White House ceremony with the heroic Navy Seals. Very strange behavior for a politician. A couple of weeks after the alleged bin Laden killing, the Seals unit, or most of it, was wiped out in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
If you were a Muslim terrorist seeking retribution for Washington’s crimes, would you try to smuggle aboard an airliner a bomb in your underwear or shoe in order to blow up people whose only responsibility for Washington’s war against Muslims is that they fell for Washington’s propaganda?
Before some reader accuses me of giving terrorists ideas, ask yourself if you really think people so clever as to have allegedly planned and carried out 9/11 couldn’t think of such simple tactics, plots that could be carried out without having to defeat security or kill innocent people? My point isn’t what terrorists, if they exist, should do. The point is that the absence of easy-to-do acts of terrorism suggests that the terrorist threat is more hype than reality. Yet, we have an expensive, intrusive security apparatus that seems to have no real function except to exercise power over American citizens.
In place of real terrorists carrying out easy plots, we have “terrorist” plots dreamed up by FBI and CIA agents, who then recruit some hapless or demented dupes, bribing them with money and heroic images of themselves, and supplying them with the plot and fake explosives. These are called “sting operations,” but they are not. They are orchestrations by our own security agencies that produce fake terrorist plots that are then “foiled” by the security agencies that hatched the plots. Washington’s announcement is always: “The public was never in danger.” Some terrorist plot! We have never been endangered by one, but the airports have been on orange alert for 11.5 years.
The federal judiciary and brainwashed juries actually treat these concocted plots as real threats to American security despite the government’s announcements that the public was never in danger.
The announcements of the “foiled” plots keep the brainwashed public docile and amenable to intrusive searches, warrantless spying, the growth of an unaccountable police state, and endless wars.
The “War on Terror” is a hoax, one that has been successfully used to destroy the US Constitution and to complete the transformation of law from a shield of the people into a weapon in the hands of the state. By destroying habeas corpus, due process, and the presumption of innocence, the “War on Terror” has destroyed our security.
For a detailed discussion of the destruction of the protective features of law as a shield of the people against arbitrary government power, see Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence Stratton, The Tyranny of Good Intentions.
''TRUTH DOES NOT FEAR INVESTIGATION, NOR SATIRE''
Here are two early "Holocaust" tales from the Talmud.
Gittin 57b. Claims that four billion Jews were killed by the Romans in the city of Bethar.
Gittin 58a claims that 16 million Jewish children were wrapped in scrolls and burned alive by the Romans.
Ancient demography indicates that there were not 16 million Jews in the entire world at that time, much less 16 million Jewish children or four billion Jews.
So ...... first the Romans burned 16 million Jewish children alive, then much later the Germans burned 6 million Jews, after having killed them in gaschambers for which not a single shred of physical evidence has been found. The gaschamber built by Russian soldiers, after the war in Auschwitz, must be ignored, of course.
The World Zionist Organization missed an opportunity to blackmail billions out of the Italians for the 'crimes of their ancestors'. Until the moment, of course, the Germans will say 'We paid enough' : then we have a new situation.
10 - DID SIX MILLION REALLY DIE ?
by Pandora Pushkin (Satire)
May 12, 2012
Editor’s Note: “Is the Holocaust a suitable subject for satire?” I asked myself seriously, before deciding to accept this new article from satirical spoof writer Pandora Pushkin. In view of the fact that Christianity appears to be fair game for blaspheming Jews — “Christ sucks” (pornographer Al Goldstein) and “I hope the Jews DID kill Christ! I’d fucking do it again in a second!“ (comedienne Sarah Silverman) — I saw no reason why Holocaustianity, the new world religion, should be exempt from criticism or satirical treatment. Provided it’s done with good taste, of course.
“Some events do take place but are not true; others are, although they never occurred.”— Elie Wiesel, World’s Most Famous Holocaust Survivor
Holcaustianity, the world’s newest religion, is now doing its best to replace Christianity in America, Europe and other English-speaking countries. It has been largely successful in its endeavors, having made an impact even on the Vatican where it has persuaded many holy fathers of the Church to ditch Christianity in favor of a new religion invented at Auschwitz. About time too! We’ve had enough of Christianity and its silly Ten Commandments.
Speaking for myself, I wish to make up my own mind about what is right or wrong. Yessir, I’m not going to take instructions from any killjoy Pope!
Here is Pope Benedict himself, paying his respects to the new Supergod at Auschwitz, disguised as a tripod.
And here, in case you are interested, is the swimming pool at Auschwitz which the Supreme Pontiff visited also on his well-publicized visit to Poland.
In this hallowed spot the Holy Father may have paused a few brief moments to offer up a prayer for all those millions of martyrs—6 million at the last count—who perished in the furnaces of Auschwitz, but were probably allowed to refresh themselves with a little swim before they died.
This would happen, I should imagine, in two circumstances: (a) If the Nazi camp guard on duty was particularly kind-hearted or in a good mood, which was obviously almost never, since no Nazi camp guard I have ever heard of has ever been known to be kind-hearted or in a good mood; (b) if the camp was short of Zyklon B gas, or if there was a need to economize and save this precious substance for delousing inmates’ clothing—in which case inmates were led to the pool and pushed in, being left to swim around there until they drowned. If they tried to climb out of the pool, no problem!—they were just kicked back into the water by one of those hobnailed jackboots the evil Nazis wore at all times, even in bed. So I am told by an informed source in Tel Aviv.
For more details on the swimming pool at Auschwitz, see this scary article by evil Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson. You can see his blood-covered face here. This is what courageous Jewish activists did to him when Mr Faurisson foolishly refused to admit that 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust.
The Holocaust, according to that other evil Holocaust denier Germar Rudolf—who spent only four years in prison for his shocking thought crimes, has its own high priests: the Jewish people themselves. These constitute, collectively, the New World Messiah whose name is King Khazar.
King Khazar did not die on the cross. Instead, he fragmented himself into a myriad life forms and lives today in the minds and bodies of his countless devotees, known in the vulgar language of the masses as “Holocaust Survivors.”
These minor deities live all over the world, some in New York, London, Paris and other cosmopolitan centers, but most of them pursue their earthly existence in Tel Aviv. Here they live austere lives of prayer and sacrifice to King Khazar, all their material needs being taken care of by generous checks from Swiss and German banks.
When they are not engaged in killing the Palestinians in a blood sacrifice to King Khazar, they are to be found sitting by their luxury swimming pools in Judea and Samaria enjoying the afternoon sunshine and the soothing hum of bulldozers demolishing houses in the distance . . . until their lives are suddenly terminated by deadly rockets shot at them by evil Hezbollah or Hamas—terrorist organizations which will soon be operating in New York and Los Angeles, London and Paris, unless and until America in its wisdom decides to exterminate them. So my informed source in Tel Aviv tells me.
Hollocaustianity, as you might expect, has its Devil. Every bit as evil as Christianity’s equivalent, he has replaced Satan as the most feared and hated figure ever to have existed. With a mad glint in his eye, and a frightening toothbrush mustache garnishing his upper lip, this Demon in human guise received his incarnation on earth in April 1889 at an inn in Ranshofen called the Gasthof zum Pommer in the thrice-cursèd anti-Semitic kingdom of Austro-Hungary. He is known today in Vatican circles, where everyone is still forced to speak ecclesiastical Latin, as Adolphus Hitlerus Abominabilis.
Icon of Evil Adolphus Hitlerus Abominabilis
(top figure, not bottom).
Mention his name, dear reader, in hushed terms if you dare. Better still, don’t mention it at all, but leave it to Devil Worshippers such as David Irving and his brood of evil demons to do so.
The High priests of the new world religion are the orthodox Holocaust historians. Praised be their names, for their research has been mighty and marvelous and has unearthed many mindblowing facts: namely, that six million Jews died in gas chambers at Auschwitz, Chelmno, Majdanek, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka and elsewhere, on the express orders of Adolphus Hitlerus Abominabilis and his evil henchmen in human form, known in Vatican circles as Jackbootici Horribiles—in simple English, “the Horrible Jackbooted Ones”. (i.e., Nazis.)
Unlike the Christian martyrs, these latter-day saints were neither crucified nor thrown to the lions in the Circus Maximus. Instead, they were tortured to death in cruel experiments by Josef Mengele (“Dr Death”), buried alive in ditches, burnt alive at the stake, asphyxiated in gas chambers, and finally turned into lampshades.
Typical lampshade? No way! DNA tests reveal that this lampshade was made of genuine human skin, probably one of millions made by evil Nazis and sold to unsuspecting department stores all over the world. (See here)
The new world religion, Hollocaustianity, also has its temples: these are known as Holocaust Museums. They are being built now in ever increasing quantities thanks to the generosity of taxpayers (Jewish as well as non-Jewish) whose earnings are being earmarked not only for the construction of these grim edifices in honor of King Khazar but for new wars being fought on his behalf in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Islamic countries such as Pakistan.
Here in Afpak, incidentally, even the women and children are so evil that they need to be destroyed by deadly drones from the sky, known in Vatican circles as Arma Ignavi (“The Coward’s Weapon”). Wedding parties are obliterated. Ambulances speeding to rescue the dying are blown to smithereens. Even mothers scrabbling in the ruins to pull their mangled children from the rubble are blown off the face of the earth. Why? Because they are all terrorists who refuse to worship King Khazar, the Jewish God of War whose worship in America has now become obligatory.
These lethal drone weapons (Arma Ignavi) are operated by courageous American warriors in shirtsleeves (sometimes known as “chickenhawks” but more often as “inglourious basterds”) who sit in front of computer screens in distant America playing an exciting new war game known as “Collateral Damage”.
Yea, the New World Religion also hath its “Day of Remembrance” (27 January), on which day the world is solemnly besought to Remember The Six Million Who Died. It has its saints and its martyrs: the victims who die and the victims who survive and today receive the holy eucharist—the Bread of Life—known as “Holocaust reparations”.
It has its prophets too: noble eyewitnesses such Elie Wiezel and Binjamin Wilkomirski, both known and honored for their unswerving devotion to the Truth.
It has its patron saint, Anne Frank, known in Vatican circles as Puella Pulchra Ballpointica, the Beautiful Girl with the Ballpoint Pen.
PUELLA PULCHRA BALLPOINTICA, the “Beautiful Girl with the Ballpoint Pen,” the only saint in history to travel into the future to borrow a ballpoint pen and then relocate back to the past in order to complete her famous manuscript, “The Diary of Anne Frank”.
Hollocaustianity has its pilgrims, its publishing houses, its clergy, its laity. It even has its Inquisition in sixteen countries, where denial of its sacred tenets are serious crimes resulting in imprisonment: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Switzerland.
A shocking email appeared in my inbox this morning which almost made my eyes pop from their sockets. It contained this appalling quotation from evil Holocaust Denier Germar Rudolf, actually arguing that Israel has exploited the Holocaust to carry out a genocidal program of its own against the Palestinians. Look at his picture on the left. Who would have thought this pretty little boy (age 8 in the picture) would grow up one day to become such an evil monster of Thought Crime?
“This new religion,” he raves, “serves many Jews in general and the Apartheid State of Israel in particular as a sword and shield in their interactions with gentiles and foreign nations. To prevent a new “Holocaust,” Israel is allowed to commit any cruelty, wage any war, violate any international law it likes. They get away with (almost) anything. But this new superstition also serves many other nations as a bogeyman to make their own populations accept wars. First they accuse a foreign leader of a Holocaust – committed or planned – then they start the war. It works shockingly well.” (To verify this appalling quote, click HERE).
Here is the evil Thought Criminal again, age 39, doing his best to look charming and acceptably human. He fails! Note the Satanic smile and the white-hot glow of hellfire in his evil eyes. This monster of Historical Distortionism has recently been interviewed by the equally insane Dr David Duke on the Jeff Rense Radio satellite network that goes all over the world. If you want to hear these fiends in human form discuss the new world religion, Holocaustianity, this is your chance.
Don’t miss this incredibly EVIL SHOW (55 mins.) which breaks new ground in THOUGHT CRIME!
Listen to it HERE!
“Pandora Pushkin” is a pseudonym for a writer who has written many other articles for the internet under other names.
11 - Beware of Global Strategies of Tension
Balancing power with an informed, active, pragmatic citizenry is key to thwarting neo-imperialism in all its forms.
By Tony Cartalucci
Global Research, May 16, 2012
As the financial oligarchs of the West push forward in their year-long global geopolitical reordering of North Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, the globe is being divided into two primary camps. Those behind the West, or the "Washington-London consensus," and those behind what might be described as a combination of the BRICS nations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
Ideally, what the countervailing forces against the West claim to represent is a multipolar world order built upon mutual benefit and solidarity, preserving the traditional concept of the nation-state rather than one of neo-imperial domination and supranational-consolidation under a one-world financier oligarchy.
However, the people of the world in general must recognize corruption, monopolies, and imperialism in all of its forms, regardless of what flag is being flown and be ever vigilant against these dangers. While geopolitical analysts today may consider BRICS and the SCO as essential for maintaining a multipolar balance of power against the West, the risk of a strategy of tension creating increasingly centralized supranational blocs "facing off against each other" may leave whomever prevails with the capacity to carry out global despotism on an even grander scale.
Image: A Russian nuclear missile. It was mutually assured destruction - the ultimate balance of power - that prevented catastrophic war from breaking out between East and West. Balancing power, offering deterrence against aggression and exploitation has been the study of tacticians for thousands of years and is a subject the global elite are well versed in. The masses must also familiarize themselves with such concepts and formulate their own means of balancing power locally and nationally to keep in check powers both foreign and domestic that seek domination through exploiting economic, social, and tactical disparity. (source: Wikipedia)
Worldwide, people must begin identifying national and international special interests, and rejecting them all entirely. They must begin devising local alternatives by leveraging technology and collaboration where possible, and realizing that nationalism, localism, and borders in general represent indispensable protective bulkheads with which to stop the spread of abuse of power, exploitation, military aggression, corruption of all kinds, and both social and financial dysfunction.
Like a fleet of compartmentalized ships, a world of nation-states is able to cooperate, communicate, and collaborate efficiently, "traveling together" when desired, but maintains the option of changing course to avoid collisions, and "sealing off" sections internally to prevent a single hole from compromising an entire vessel. Global cooperation, communication, and collaboration does not require "globalization" and foolish interdependencies that leave all nations vulnerable and at risk when any single point falters or if globalization's centralized institutions become corrupted. We need not pick between "isolationism" and "globalization," we can meet in the middle and enjoy the benefits of both, afforded to us by the modern nation-state and traditional diplomacy, while hedging against the risks each option represents individually.
An Informed, Active, & Vigilant Citizenry Is Needed
The world must perform a careful balancing act to ensure Western financier oligarchy is kept in check, or ideally rolled back, while ensuring in our haste or zeal we do not create its replacement in the process. An international, multipolar balance of power requires that each nation-state acquires, maintains, and continuously expands a certain degree of independence in terms of economics and defense. Within a nation and its provinces, to achieve such balance, a certain degree of independence amongst individuals and their communities is required. To enhance individual and local independence, we can do everything from being responsible firearms owners, growing a garden, patronizing local businesses and industry, learning a trade, and simply learning how to organize and work with our neighbors to solve our own problems.
While we are faced with immense, overwhelming global problems stemming from monolithic powers - these powers are fed by each and every one of us individually when we pay into multinational corporations and their contrived institutions, laws, and regulations. If our collective actions can create and compound these problems, surely they can solve them.
It is disparity that is used to sell globalization; disparity in climate, in the resources present within one's borders, of the quality and education of one's work force, and the disparity between nations in their ability to defend themselves. These are all factors that govern the form globalization takes, including all of its supposed benefits and the serial exploitation it leaves behind. We are told that globalization's interdependent relationships governed by centralized international institutions are the keys to solving these disparities. This is not true.
Policy never has and never will solve our problems as a species. Instead, it is through technological research and development, innovation and invention, investment in defense, infrastructure, and education that these disparities can truly be reduced or all together eliminated, creating stronger communities and in-turn a stronger nation-state while deterring aggression and exploitation at our borders. Trade and collaboration with one's neighbors becomes a supplement to a strong independent nation, not a necessity and certainly not a liability in a time of crisis.
We must ask our elected representatives why these obvious measures are not being taken to address these disparities. Why are we exploiting poorly educated workforces for cheap labor instead of leveraging technology and education to create the same products domestically, better and cheaper? Why are we importing certain goods instead of devising ways to produce them locally? Why are we struggling for fuel abroad instead of making a serious effort to develop alternatives at home? The questions could go on ad infinitum and illustrate just how globalization has been sold as a ready-made solution to artificially created and/or perpetuated problems. It also illustrates the necessity for regular people to boycott the corporations and institutions perpetuating such flawed policy, and devise solutions themselves.
Photo: Neil Gershenfeld of MIT's "Fab Lab" project seeks to provide modern manufacturing technology to people around the world to solve local problems with local, technological solutions. Fab Labs and "maker spaces" are turning up in communities around the world, literally putting the means of production into the masses' hands, and are a good place to start for people interested in organizing locally, sharing knowledge, and collaborating on projects that leverage technology to the benefit of everyone. Balancing power need not involve weapons of mass destruction or violent uprisings - an informed, educated, technically competent self-sufficient population starves the forces of parasitic elitism out of existence.
It is essential to examine the state of modern technology today, from communication and education, to manufacturing technology, to see what can be leveraged by people on a local level so that communities can not only devise their own programs to address their problems, but so that they can begin implementing solutions on their as well. As communities grow stronger, their ability to influence pragmatic positive change provincially and nationally will increase and a balance of power may be struck.
Demanding change from a position of weakness, without even the means of sustaining one's existence without the very corporations, institutions, and governments change is being demanded from, is strategically untenable. Individuals and local communities must build-up their capacity in terms of education, economics, politics, and their ability to provide for themselves adequate order and security (through effective Constitutional sheriffs for instance). Only then will the people possess a sufficient deterrence against exploitation, as well as possess the leverage needed to make demands or simply achieve on their own what they desire.
There is already the European Union and the African Union. There exists an informal North American Union and a transatlantic partnership. The excuse of a rising China has spurred Southeast Asia into forming the ill-advised ASEAN bloc, complete with European Union-style institutions, ready to fail just as spectacularly both politically and economically. Even the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation comes with it the potential of consolidating the "other side" of the world into a growing supranational bloc.
People must inform themselves of the differences between international cooperation, and recklessly lashing their ships together while gutting the watertight compartments within their own hulls. Generally, such self-defeating exercises are coordinated by piratical elements who find such consolidation and the removal of obstructions convenient for subsequent plundering - as the banks in America and Europe are currently doing to Western nation-states.
Recent tensions with Russia herald the rise of not individual superpowers this time, but the rise of "superpower blocs." We must ensure we do not fall for a strategy of tension that leaves us all at the mercy of a terribly powerful, supranationally-consolidated victor, be it East or West. Alliances that pose as anti-fascism or anti-imperialism must make the appropriate assurances that a multipolar world order will prevail, strengthening the nation-state and the individual, not undermining them.
Simultaneously, we as individuals must be resolved to taking our fates into our own hands, taking back the responsibilities demanded of a free citizenry that we have long ago traded in for the convenience offered by monopolies of all kinds. It has been our collective negligence that has led to a world of such disparities - it must be our collective resolve that rectifies them.
For more information on solutions, please visit the Land Destroyer Report's "Solutions" archives.
THE POWER ELITE AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
By Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
May 14, 2012
At the beginning of Parts 8 and 10 of this series, I referred to Power Elite (PE) member George Soros. The power of this individual over many years cannot be overemphasized. As Cliff Kincaid wrote in his November 1997 The ASAP Report, Soros "reportedly had a key role in promoting last month's (October 1997) near collapse of the global economy by making hundreds of millions of dollars attacking the currencies of Asian countries, causing them to approach bankruptcy." Think of the domino effect Soros could have today with an attack coordinated with other PE members against the currency of a European Union member nation.
Another such PE member is Maurice Strong, a founder of the World Economic Forum. Strong in 1990 gave an interview to Daniel Wood of WEST magazine (May 1990), in which he described a supposedly fictional group of world leaders who formed a "secret society to bring about an economic collapse," and who "have positioned themselves in the world's commodity and stock markets" in a way that would allow them to cause a collapse of the world's current economic system.
Whenever the members of the PE want, they can cause such a collapse in order to achieve their goal of a World Socialist Government (WSG) brought about via a global economic crisis that would force the nations of the world to accept a global currency. The present stage of their plan is to complete the formation of regional economic arrangements, which can then be united to form the WSG. The formation of a Middle Eastern (plus North African Arab nations) region is important in this regard, and this "(economic) order" planned for there by the PE is being brought about by the "chaos" of the current revolutions in that part of the world.
The PE is using the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) to take control of the nations which have had these revolutions by appealing to their desire for a New World Order based upon Islam. In 1944, Maulana Muhammad Ali wrote The New World Order, in which he professed: "There is but one faith, Islam, which has been able to weld different nations into one homogeneous whole; and this, therefore, is the New World Order on which depends the advancement of man towards a higher goal."
This is why it was important that the PE made sure Barack Obama, who was raised as a Muslim in his youth, would be president of the United States at this time. As leading terrorism and national security expert Steve Emerson told Newsmax.TV on January 14, 2012, the MB came here in 1963 (2 years after Barack Obama was born) setting up front groups all around the country. Emerson explained that the MB front groups' infrastructure "dominate 99% of the (Muslim) leadership here, unfortunately. So they disenfranchise a lot of moderates.... They've got the money, the organization.... The Muslim Brotherhood's radicalism is basically cloaked in deception when they say they're for peace and justice and moderation.... And with this [Obama] administration, I first thought they were sort of dupes or unwitting collaborators. I don't believe that any longer."
Radical Islam's views are perhaps nowhere better seen than in its attitude toward Israel. For example, Tunisia's Ennahda movement came from the MB, and in a YouTube video posted November 20, 2011 a leader of the movement pledged: "We shall set forth with God's help to conquer Jerusalem." Ennahda then held a rally celebrating its electoral success, and the movement's secretary-general stated: "The liberation of Tunisia will, Allah willing, bring about the liberation of Jerusalem." Ennahda Party cofounder Rashid Ghannounchi in a May 2011 interview with the Al Arabiya Qatari website proclaimed: "I give you good news that the Arab region will get rid of the bacillus (bacteria) of Israel. Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the leader of Hamas, said that Israel will disappear by the year 2027. I say that this date may be too far away, and Israel may disappear before then."
According to Steve Emerson's NEWSMAX column of February 11, 2011, FBI Director Robert Mueller on February 10 of last year told the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that elements of the MB were in the U.S. and that the MB's ideology had inspired terrorists such as Osama bin Laden. Also addressing the committee was U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick (NC), who related: "I'm concerned that the Muslim Brotherhood is using peaceful protests in Egypt for a power grab, and our government doesn't seem to grasp their threat. The Muslim Brotherhood isn't a danger because they are terrorists, but because they push an extremist ideology that causes others to commit acts of terrorism. The danger of the Muslim Brotherhood is not just encouraging terrorism through their ideology, but also trying to take over government, so everyone has to succumb and live under their ideology."
Concerns regarding the threat posed by the MB are also evident in the Middle East, as Dubai's police chief, Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan, claimed on March 25 that the "Brotherhood was plotting to change the regimes in the Gulf (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates). My sources say the next step is to make Gulf governments (their ruling families) figurehead bodies only without actual ruling. The start will be in Kuwait in 2013 and in other Gulf states in 2016." Relevant to Saudi Arabia in this regard, some Saudi leaders "have accused the Brotherhood of inspiring the kingdom's main domestic opponents group, the Salwa movement that in the 1990s agitated to bring democracy to Saudi Arabia" (see "Rise of Muslim Brotherhood frays ties," Al Arabiya News, May 1, 2012).
Lt. Gen. Khalfa's assessment came the day after the MB's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) in Egypt questioned whether the Egyptian military's support for Prime Miniter Kamal al-Ganzouri's cabinet (considered a failure by the MB) was due to "a desire to abort the revolution and destroy the people's belief in their ability to achieve their goals? Or is there an intention to defraud or influence the forthcoming (May 23 and 24) presidential election?" Further evidence of the power or influence of the MB in Egyptian politics came several days later (March 28) when the constituent assembly (charged with drafting Egypt's new constitution) elected as its head Saad al-Katatni, an MB member and current speaker of the Egyptian parliament.
To allay public fears regarding the MB dominating the political process, the Brotherhood originally declared it would not field a presidential candidate. However, faced with the prospect of having a candidate winning who wouldn't be acceptable to them (or beholden to them) politically or religiously, on March 31 the MB announced its deputy chairman, Khairat al-Shater (leading MB financier), would run for president. The reason the MB gave for announcing its own presidential candidate was that it felt forced to do so because of "threats to the Egyptian revolution," including the intransigence of the ruling military council in supporting al-Ganzouri's interim government, which the MB felt had been a failure.
The reaction by many to this decision by the MB was one of alarm. On April 3 the head of the liberal Free Egyptians Party, Ahmed Said, questioned: "If al-Shater is president, will he rule in the name of the people or according to the orders of the Brotherhood?" The answer to this question was no small matter, because as Associated Press reporter Sarah El Deeb wrote on April 3: "A female Brotherhood lawmaker caused a stir by speaking out against the 4-year-old ban on female genital mutilation." The same day, al-Shater gave an indication of how he would rule by stating that implementing the Sharia (Islamic law) was "his first and final goal." The FJP quickly sought to allay public fears about this by announcing this did not mean a "theocracy" ruled by religious men, and that Christians and Jews would be protected though only Muslim men can rule.
All of this became moot a few days later when the Egyptian election commission on April 14 disqualified al-Shater due to a past criminal conviction (the MB had been outlawed under President Mubarak).
© 2012 Dennis Cuddy - All Rights Reserved
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12 - Desperate Times Demand Revolutionary Measures
By Peter Phillips
“Don’t waste any more time or energy on the presidential election than it takes to get to your polling station and pull a lever for a third-party candidate-—just enough to register your obstruction and defiance—and then get back out onto the street. That is where the question of real power is being decided.” Chris Hedges, May 2012
May 15, 2012 "Information Clearing House" -- Runway capitalism is moving unrelentingly towards sociopolitical-environmental collapse—cheered on by a two-headed single party machine known as US Congress. Activists, who see the coming disasters as catastrophic, are seeking revolutionary change through non-cooperation, and occupy disruptions. Yet, many are the still delusional hopefuls desperately fumbling with traditional responses; including “Kum ba yah” marches, and the futile support for progressive left-leaning candidates seeking positions of influence inside the Washington beltway.
Do we understand that habeas corpus is no longer a legal protection in the US or that the US president can torture and kill American citizens, let along anyone in the world? How can we ignore the inconvenient truths of warrentless wire taps and electronic monitoring for everyone? Why do we tolerate that US-NATO forces killing people in over one hundred countries in the world using special service operatives, private assassins and drones—a million civilians deaths in Iraq alone? How can we be so blind as not to see our corporate media is a propaganda fog machine for the one percent? These questions, reflecting the reality of America today, are so far from the values of our traditions that accepting any aspect of authority from Washington DC is a sacrilege to our honor. We are in desperate times.
In Congress, wealth begets membership, and wealth is the reward for correct action. The members in the House and Senate have a collective net worth of $2.04 billion, up from $1.65 billion, in 2008. While at the same time, Americans’ household net worth has continued to declined and the number of people living in poverty has risen for the fifth year in a row.
The American Congress is in reality an artificial organization serving as cheerleader to the transnational corporate class of the world. Congress offers its members little more than a transitional path into the good life of corporate affluence as long as the members remain loyal to party discipline. Our legitimate electoral process has been completely usurped by the Supreme Court ruling that a corporation’s free speech rights allow unlimited campaign spending, and congressional lobbying knows no bounds. Any candidate willing to serve in the Democrat or Republican parties in the US congress today, even as a gadfly of resistance, is stepping beyond the pale of constitutional government.
Even if a Progressive Democrat of America—Moves On into the congressional circle, the magnitude of compromise demanded makes effective action impossible other than occasional symbolic votes of resistance. Those stepping out of party lines will invariably result in orchestrated opposition during the next selection cycle—Just ask Cynthia McKinney.
Reform is not an option. The only action possible is a complete and total return to the social justice values of our US Constitution and the Bill of rights. We cannot allow extrajudicial killings, privacy invasions into our homes, and police state interceptions in the commons. We cannot allow global capitalism to continue to kill and impoverish billions of people and destroy the planet
Protecting and even rewriting our Constitution and our Bill of Rights will require revolutionary acts. We must retool our elections and eliminate/ignore the dark clouds of corporate media. A mass movement at this level requires grass roots action by a core of at least ten percent of our population. Getting one out of ten people actively involved is not at all impossible; this is where our traditional values meet human rights. We are a people of hope that only need to overcome our fears and find the voice of our values by using radical democracy for human betterment for all.
The right to vote is a long held value. We am often asked, “Why waste your vote on an independent third party candidate, they will never has a chance to win.” Can voting for a candidate who reflects your own political values and beliefs be a wasted vote? It seems that voting for your true beliefs is a self-actualizing act, and compromising one’s values to pick the lesser of two evils is self-alienating. Therefore, we urge all to continue to vote, but find candidates outside of the two party oligopoly. Maybe someday, self-actualized voting will be fashionable.
Peter Phillips is a professor of political sociology and social movements at Sonoma State University. He is the president of Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored, and co-host with Mickey Huff of the weekly Project Censored Show on KPFA.
13 - Kuala Lumpur War Tribunal Finds Bush Guilty of War Crimes & Other Videos
North Carolina Non-Citizen Voter Fraud - Vid
Man Builds 20,000 Volt Tesla Gun - Vid
VIDEO: Kuala Lumpur War Tribunal Finds Bush Guilty of War Crimes
Hear the statements on GRTV
VIDEO: Web of Life: Biodiversity, The Essence of Life
Preview of this new documentary on GRTV
- by Dr. Vandana Shiva - 2012-05-07
VIDEO: Police Teargas Oakland Protesters at May Day General Strike
See the police state in action on GRTV
- by Madina Kochenova - 2012-05-02
VIDEO: War Without End: Patriots or Profiteers?
The disproportionate profits of military contractors examined on GRTV
VIDEO: Pentagon Policy is NATO Encirclement of Russia
Learn more about US/Russia relations on GRTV
- by F. William Engdahl - 2012-05-09
VIDEO: Police State Montreal: Brutal Treatment of Protesters
Excellent compiled footage now available on GRTV
VIDEO: Whistleblower: US Government Needs to Keep Fear Factor Alive
FInd out more on GRTV
- by Sibel Edmonds - 2012-05-10
VIDEO: Spain's "Indignados" Mobilize Against Austerity
Find out what's happening on GRTV
- by Noah Gimbel - 2012-05-15
VIDEO: The Chicago NATO Summit: Preview and Perspective
Find out more in this week's GRTV Backgrounder
- by James Corbett, Rick Rozoff, Julio Rausseo - 2012-05-12
VIDEO: Big Oil Is Gaming the System to Keep Domestic U.S. Prices High
- by Washington's Blog - 2012-05-11
VIDEO: Fukushima: Hot Particles and Measurement of Radioactivity
A closer look at Fukushima Daiichi on GRTV
- by Arnie Gundersen, Marco Kaltofen - 2012-05-10
' BroTube Videos '
Obama’s Alleged ‘Same-Sex’ Past # 42 Who’s Your Favorite Anti Semite? # 89
CISPA…Internet Spy Bill Exposed # 26
NSA’s Jewish Spy Masters # 88 Messiah Came To Conquer Death # 86
April 9, 2012Kissinger & The Jews # 83 SWIFT…Jewry’s Weapon Of Mass Destruction # 65 April 4, 2012The Mystery Of Monastic Silence # 34 March 29, 2012Jewish Imperialism & The US Military # 59 March 24, 2012Is Hillary Clinton A Zionist Shill? # 72
9/11 TRUTH: Jewish Ex-Marine SPEAKS OUT on Israeli Involvement (MUST WATCH)
Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion Explained, Pt 1 - Vid
Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion Explained, Pt 2 - Vid
The Khazarian Conspiracy, Part 1 - Vid
David Icke - Rothschild Zionism Exposed - Vid
Zionists Threaten David Icke Hawaii Event Organizer
David Icke - The Elephant In The Living Room
14 - Yasmin Alibhai-Brown : Why so little condemnation of Israel's extremism ?
The moralistic Chief Rabbi will not be on 'Thought for the Day' expressing sorrow for the treatment of the men
Thaer Halahleh wrote a letter to his wife Shireen from an Israeli jail in February: "My detention has been renewed seven times and they still haven't charged me. I can't take it any more." Then the 34-year-old began a hunger strike, as did Bilal Diab. That was 77 days ago. Both are Palestinians, fathers, whose young daughters are strip searched and terrified when they visit. David Rose, an exceptional investigative journalist and Jewish himself, recently publicised their stories. Eight others have been on the same, silent, self-wasting, wasted protest. Halahleh's eyes were bleeding, blood instead of tears. He, Diab and others may well be dead by the time you read this. Last Friday, Supreme Court judges in this hubristic democracy turned down an application from civil rights groups to have the men moved to civilian hospitals. They didn't want, perhaps, their own citizens to witness such stuff. What would that do to the image of the plucky little nation, surrounded by real and imagined threats?
The moralistic Chief Rabbi will not be on "Thought for the Day" expressing sorrow for the treatment of these prisoners. Ardent British Zionists will not be pressed to condemn those responsible for the state barbarism. You certainly won't get a big TV hit like Homeland, (based on Hatufim, an Israeli TV series that fictionalised the capture by Palestinian militants of the IDF soldier Gilad Shalit) being made about these men. Come on, you cool, edgy TV chaps, how about a film about a handsome Palestinian held by the Israelis till he loses his mind? Do I hear a choral "No"?
Western opinion formers have been indifferent, in some cases knowingly so, about what is happening. No condemnations are heard around our Parliament. They say we must have freedom of speech, but that right is never evoked when it comes to Israel. The BNP and EDL can spread their racist poison freely, but Baroness Jenny Tonge is savaged by Zionists and her own party for saying that nation "is not going to be there forever in its present form". She has just quit the Lib Dems. If she had uttered the same words about, say, Zimbabwe, she would have been acclaimed.
A large number of enlightened British Jews see the double standards and object to Israel's intransigence. It must be so hard to do what they do, behave with integrity and empathise with those they are instructed to hate.
The detained Palestinians are embarked on peaceful, Gandhian protest action. They want their families to be able to visit without restrictions, decent medical treatment, not to be put into solitary confinement for years on end, to be taken to court and tried. How is that "terrorism"? With the 1981 IRA hunger strikers, of whom 10 died, even the most anti-Republican British newspapers published pictures and told us what was happening. TV too covered their journeys to the very end.
With these slowly dying inmates and the 6,000 others locked up without due process, there is nothing, nada. I never knew until this week that since 1967, 700,000 Palestinians have been detained. Not all were innocent but nor were all of them guilty. To be a Palestinian, to want equality, rights, freedom and land is not a crime. Except that for hardline Israelis, it is.
Their country is protected from censure partly because of fears that any criticism of its actions is potentially "anti-Semitic". Some anti-Semites do use Israel as a cover, but then Israel uses that fact to tar and warn all legitimate criticism. Its governments do what they damn-well want and claim perpetual exceptionality. Their darkest deeds are thus left unscrutinised. This time though, it is suddenly dawning on some key people, among them the hapless Middle East saviour Tony Blair, that these "martyrs" could trigger another Intifada. He is urging Israeli officials to "take all measures to prevent a tragic outcome that could have serious implications for stability and security". Why, he even uttered the words "human rights". The UN and other bodies have intervened. They will all be rebuffed, so monstrous are the egos of the ultra-right wing leadership. In any case Netanyahu et al can point – and with absolute validity – at Guantanamo Bay and our own prisoners held without trial. They are all in it together.
Blair is right to be fearful. Every time a hunger striker dies, even more inchoately angry young Muslim men will be radicalised and turn murderous. Some are raised in the West filled with rhetoric about freedom, democracy, fairness and justice and then witness the betrayal of Palestinians. That dissonance between principles and reality makes them, perhaps, even more enraged than the Palestinians themselves who have low expectations and few illusions. This is not making excuses for terrorists, it is just a reality check.
I truly want Israel to survive and thrive but it is becoming its own worst enemy. British activist Tom Hurndall, 21, was sheltering a Palestinian child from Israeli bullets in Gaza in 2003, when he was killed. His candid journals have just been published. Read them and mourn the idealistic young man and the loss of all idealism in Israel.
15 - Meet Canada’s Ruling Oligarchy : Parasites-a-Plenty !
By Andrew Gavin Marshall
May 11, 2012
Part 1: The “Crisis of Democracy” and the Attack on Education
Part 2: The Purpose of Education: Social Uplift or Social Control?
Part 3: Of Prophets, Power, and the Purpose of Intellectuals
Part 4: Student Strikes, Debt Domination, and Class War in Canada
Part 5: Canada’s Economic Collapse and Social Crisis
Part 6: The Québec Student Strike: From ‘Maple Spring’ to Summer Rebellion?
As hundreds of thousands of students in the province of Québec continue to strike into their 13th month against tuition increases, as the provincial government continues to employ legal repression and state violence against the youth, as Canadian families are over $100,000 in debt, as a looming housing crisis begins to rear its ugly head, as youth unemployment increases, student debt explodes, jobs vanish, poverty deepens, and oppression increases, it’s time to meet those responsible, those who are doing better than ever, those who are making record profits, sitting comfortably in their estates which are larger than the entire island of Manhattan, who travel by helicopter and private jet, who co-mingle with the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Spanish royalty, presidents and prime ministers at home and abroad: meet Canada’s ruling oligarchy.
As this series, “Class War and the College Crisis,” is more focused on the issue of education, I will focus here on the composition of the oligarchy in terms of how they control our educational system. This part in the series will be part article and part research annex.
First, I will introduce the reader to Canada’s most powerful family, our version of the Rockefeller’s south of the border, or the Rothschilds in Europe, and of course, all these families are close in both business and social circles. Such is the nature of being an elite in a globalized world.
The Desmarais family, located in the province of Québec, are without question the most influential and powerful family in the country, and it’s no wonder, considering their power is vested in an investment company known as Power Corporation.
Why is Power Corporation important?
The name says it all: it has Power. Founded in 1925, Power Corporation of Canada is an investment company involved in communications, business, and especially finance.
Power Corporation was founded by A.J. Nesbitt and P.A. Thomson, two partners in the Montreal investment firm, Nesbitt, Thomson and Company, who wanted to consolidate Canada’s power sector, and established Power Corporation as a ‘holding company,’ meaning, it owns other corporations.
In the 1960s, the company began to invest in energy, finance, industry, and real estate.
In 1968, financier Paul Desmarais took over the leadership of Power Corporation, and rapidly expanded the assets held by the company, including by the 1970s: Canada Steamship Lines (transportation); Consolidated Bathurst (pulp and paper); Investors Group, Great-West Life, Montreal Trust (financial services); and Gesca (communications). Power Corporation expanded across Canada, Europe, and into China. Paul Desmarais stepped aside as Chairman and CEO in 1996, though remaining as the controlling shareholder, and had his two sons, Paul Jr. and André, become Chairman and President and Co-CEOs. Power Corporation owns Gesca, a communications company which in turn owns La Presse as well as six other daily newspapers in Quebec.
The Desmarais family, wrote Christa d’Souza for the London Telegraph, are “Canada’s equivalent of the Rockefellers or Vanderbilts.” Indeed, it would appear that the Desmarais are very much akin to the Rockefellers, the most powerful family in the United States, and one of the most powerful families in the world (perhaps only challenged by the older European-based Rothschild banking family).
The Rockefeller family developed the Standard Oil empire, which branched off into several different oil companies, including Exxon and Chevron; founded the Rockefeller Foundation as an engine of social engineering, founded the University of Chicago, became a dominant force in global banking (through Citibank and JP Morgan Chase), highly influential in politics (Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and Senator Jay Rockefeller), and of course, remain a dominant influence in think tanks, such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group, and the Trilateral Commission, which ultimately play a major role in shaping policies of industrial nations.
The Desmarais family, while not as powerful in a global sense as the Rockefellers, have nevertheless made themselves a powerful name in the global oligarchy, and most certainly the most powerful family in Canada.
Paul Desmarais Sr. is one of Canada’s richest individuals, which is, of course, no surprise, and as Konrad Yakabuski wrote for the Globe and Mail, “Desmarais has been personally consulted by prime ministers on every major federal economic and constitutional initiative since the 1970s. Most of the time, they’ve taken his advice.”
Power Corporation has taken large stakes in major European companies such as Bertelsmann, Total and Suez. Peter Munk, a friend of Paul Desmarais and the CEO of Barrick Gold Corporation (a major mining company profiting off of genocide in the Congo), said that, “Paul built that business with an enormous capability for networking that no one in Canadian history has ever matched. And the boys got introduced to his contacts. They were educated well, they married well. And they’ve behaved.”
In the mid-1960s, a protégé of Desmarais was a young Montreal lawyer named Brian Mulroney, who would later become Canada’s Prime Minister. Paul Sr. groomed his sons, and especially André, who is now perhaps the most well-known Canadian businessman in China. André also married the daughter of another Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien.
Desmarais Sr. also got involved in French banking through Paribas, and later, Pargesa, which handled investments in a wide range of European corporations, and shot Desmarais into the accepted ranks of French nobility and the old-monied European elite. Paul Desmarais Jr. is close friends with the recent French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and socializes with Spanish royalty, the Rothschilds, and other European oligarchs.
The Desmarais family have strong connections to Canada’s four major political parties: the Liberals, Conservatives, Bloc Quebecois, and the NDP.
This has included close ties to Lucien Bouchard, former leader of the Parti Québecois and Premier of Quebec, Jean Chrétien, former Canadian Prime Minister; Brian Mulroney, former Canadian Prime Minister who worked for Power Corporation; Bob Rae, an NDP leader, and Paul Martin, another Liberal Prime Minister who worked for Power Corporation.
When André Pratte, the chief editorialist of the Desmerais-owned paper La Presse, wrote in 1994 that, “Power Corp. controls everything, everyone knows that. Chrétien, [then Quebec premier Daniel] Johnson, it’s Power Corp,” Paul Desmarais Sr. intervened directly with the paper to ensure that Pratte was demoted. Claude Masson, the deputy publisher of La Presse at the time, stated that, “When you bite the hand that feeds you, there are consequences.” Indeed, the hand bites back.
The Desmarais’ also have close connections with James Wolfensohn, the former President of the World Bank, who has extensive ties to the Rockefeller family. Paul Jr. married Hélene Blouin, the “founder and CEO of le Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal, an incubator for tech businesses; a director of the Montreal Board of Trade; chairman of HEC Montréal; and a co-founder of the Montreal Economic Institute, a think tank that has become Quebec’s leading policy advocate on the non-partisan right.” André married France Chrétien, daughter of Jean Chrétien, and he even served as a press secretary to Jean Chrétien while he was Minister of Justice in the Pierre Trudeau government.
In the 1990s, the international advisory board of Power Corporation included former Prime Ministers Brian Mulroney and Pierre Trudeau. Brian Mulroney was sure to create friendly ties between the Desmarais family and soon-to-be Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who put two Desmarais-connected politicians in his cabinet, Peter Mackay and Maxime Bernier.
Quebec author Robin Philpot wrote a scathing critique of the power of the Desmarais family several years ago, suggesting that, “Over the last several years, [Paul Desmarais Sr.] has spun his web to such an extent that it now enables him to call the shots,” especially in promoting his right-wing economic vision, with “a disproportionate influence on politics and the economy in Quebec and Canada.”
Of course, it’s not only Canadian politicians with whom Desmarais is close, but French and American politicians as well, including Sarkozy, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. Desmarais owns seven of the ten French-language newspapers in Quebec, and has been close to nearly every Quebec premier, apart from Parti Québécois leaders Jacques Parizeau and Bernard Landry.
Philpot alleged that Desmarais “has a lot of influence on Premier Jean Charest,” who is the current premier imposing tuition increases. When Desmarais received the French Légion d’honneur (Legion of Honour) from Nicolas Sarkozy, Jean Charest was in attendance, of which Philpot stated, “He took him along like a poodle.” Philpot added, “It’s a very unhealthy situation for a government to be indebted to a businessman that has his own interest at heart. They get their hands tied.”
Jean-François Lisée, the director of the Center for International Studies and Research at the University of Montreal stated that, “They are in a class all by themselves… There’s the Desmaraises, then there’s everyone else.”
However, as one man close to the family said, in regards to their influence in politics, “We live in a village in Canada, and there are a lot of circumstances which come together which make it appear as if there’s some great manipulation… These are the coincidences of life. It might be more notorious than substantial.” Indeed, the elite live in “a village,” and that’s the whole point, which is, I might add, “substantial.”
In rural Quebec, the Desmarais family has an estate the size of Manhattan, with a private golf course and pheasant shooting range, as well as a music pavilion where opera is performed.
This is the home of Paul Desmarais Sr. Guests, such as former U.S. Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, come play golf on this vast estate, and are flown in on helicopters belonging either to Power Corporation or Desmarais personally. As one of Canada’s richest billionaires, this is a simple matter. Power Corporation, which owns a controlling share in Power Financial Corporation, an insurance giant, has established ties with one of Belgium’s richest men, Albert Frere, with whom they have been in business for decades, and together hold significant shares of Total SA (the third largest oil company in Europe), Lafarge SA (the world’s largest cement maker), and GDF Suez SA (the world’s second largest utility company).
The Desmarais family has even had the internationally renowned Cirque du Soleil perform on their massive 15,000-acre estate. King Juan Carlos of Spain has even been a guest from time to time. André Desmarais is himself a member of the Trilateral Commission, founded by David Rockefeller, and is also on the International Advisory Board of David Rockefeller’s former bank, JP Morgan Chase, alongside other notables such as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Both brothers have regularly attended meetings of the Bilderberg Group, of which David Rockefeller is a top official (founded in 1954 as an elite think tank linking Western Europe and North America).
The Desmarais also hold a major international meeting of elites in Montreal every year, the Conference de Montreal, drawing in thousands of top policy-makers, industrialists, bankers, strategists, and international elites from the major nations of the world. A son of Paul Desmarais Jr., Paul Desmarais III, is a banker with Goldman Sachs.
At times, the influence of the family is shyly acknowledged. As French President Sarkozy stated upon awarding Paul Desmarais Sr. with the French Legion of Honour, “If I am the president of France today, it is thanks in part to the advice, the friendship and the loyalty of Paul Desmarais.”
So while Quebec students are being asked to pay double their current tuition to reduce public spending, the Desmarais family is hob-nobbing around with a top public-sector individual responsible for investing $150 billion in Quebecers’ public-sector pension and insurance plans, Michael Sabia.
Though apparently a weekend stay at the Desmarais estate by Sabia did not involve business discussions, it was merely “friendly.” No doubt. Meanwhile, Power Financial profits rose 37% in March of 2012, earning the company $533 million, while Power Corporation itself earned $314 million in the same amount of time, with its profits also increasing by 37%.
The Canadian Oligarchy Assaults Democracy
In the 1970s, just as the United States elite were organizing for their assault on the democratic advances brought about by the activism and popular mobilizations of the 1960s, so too was Canada.
With the Powell Memo and the Trilateral Commission’s “Crisis of Democracy” report in the early and mid 1970s, we saw the emergence of a vast array of right-wing pro-business think tanks which sought to – and successfully did – promote neoliberalism and thus, created enormous repercussions for universities and education. Canada was not to be left behind in the elitist assault on democracy.
As William Carroll and Murray Shaw wrote in the journal Canadian Public Policy: “Integral to the rise and consolidation of neoliberal hegemony were the emergence of new centres of class-wide business activism and the retooling of established policy institutes along neoliberal lines.” A few major think tanks and policy institutes were integral to this approach for Canada.
The Conference Board of Canada was founded in 1954 when the New York Conference Board opened an office in Montreal, later moved to Ottawa, and now one of the largest think tanks in Canada, linking academia, government and corporate elites. The Private Planning Association of Canada (PPAC) was founded in 1958 by members of the Canadian American Committee (CAC), “a group of business and labour leaders from Canada and the US” who were seeking closer and deeper ties between Canada and the United States, specifically in relation to trade. When the PPAC merged with the C.D. Howe Memorial Foundation in 1973, the C.D. Howe Institute was formed.
The C.D. Howe Institute became a major force pushing for free trade agreements such as NAFTA, and by the mid-1990s, was portraying social programs as a major source of Canada’s economic problems.
The Business Council on National Issues (BCNI) – now known as the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) – was founded to create consensus on policy issues among Canada’s top 150 CEOs, making it less of a think tank, and more of a “shadow government.” Founded in 1976 in order to bring together the corporate elite of Canada into forming a more long-term strategic position with the government, directly lobbying the state.
The mandate of the Council is “to ensure that Canadian chief executives play an influential role in the international financial, trade, investment, environmental and foreign affairs domains.” Since the era of the Trudeau Liberals, politicians have come and gone from power, but the Council, “the voice and organizational embodiment of corporate rule, is a permanent presence.”
Another major player is the Fraser Institute (FI), dedicated to mythical “free market” policies and neoliberalism, founded in 1973 with money from fifteen different mining executives, and is essentially a replica of the American Enterprise Institute in the United States. The Fraser Institute is perhaps the most quoted institution in the Canadian media, ensuring that its neoliberal ideology is firmly entrenched in popular ‘information’ (i.e., propaganda).
One study from 1998 showed that over the course of a year, the left-wing think tank, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives was quoted in business news stories 16 times, while the Fraser Institute was quoted in over 140 stories.
Today, Hélène Desmarais, wife of Paul Desmarais Jr., is on the board of the C.D. Howe Institute, alongside top officials from GE Canada, Manulife Canada, HSBC Canada, Enbridge, Barrick Gold, BMO Financial Group, and a number of other top financial and industrial corporations.
Power Corporation is listed among the C.D. Howe Institute’s supporters, alongside other notable entities such as: Astral Media (a major media conglomerate), Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barrick Gold Corporation, BMO Financial Group, Bombardier, Canadian Bankers Association, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, CIBC, Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Cargill Limited, CN, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Desjardins Group, Deutsche Bank, Enbridge, Encana, Ford Motor Company, HSBC, Google, Imperial Tobacco, JP Morgan, National Bank of Canada, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, RBC Financial Group, Rio Tinto Alcan, Scotiabank, Shell Canada, SNC Lavalin, Standard Life Financial, Swiss Bankers Association, TD Bank Group, and many others. The C.D. Howe Institute also gets a good deal of financial support from several Canadian universities, including Carelton, HEC Montréal, Laval, McMaster, Queen’s, Ryerson, Calgary, Lethbridge, Western Ontario, Université de Sherbrooke, U. of Alberta, UBC, Ottawa, Saskatchewan, U of T, and Wilfred Laurier University.
Looking at Power
The board of directors of Power Corporation includes: Pierre Beaudoin, President and CEO of Bombardier; Marcel R. Coutu, President and CEO of Canadian Oil Sands Limited and Chairman of Syncrude Canada, director of Great-West Lifeco (owned by Power Corporation), and is a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives; Laurent Dassault, Vice President of Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault (a Paris-based investment and financing company), and a director of a number of European companies, including SITA, Generali France, Kudelski, and the Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild Europe (a major banking house owned by the Rothschild family); Guy Fortin, Vice Chairman of Sanpalo Investments, former senior partner at Ogilvy Renault, Chairman of the Canadian Tax Foundation; Anthony R. Graham, President of Wittington Investments, formerly with National Bank Financial Inc., Chairman of President’s Choice Bank, on the board of Power Financial, Loblaw Companies, George Weston Limited, Brown Thomas Group Ltd, Holt Renfrew & Co., the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Council for Business and the Arts in Canada, and is a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives; Robert Gratton, former Chairman and CEO of Montreal Trust, director of Power Financial, member of the Harvard Business School Canadian Advisory Board, the Conference Board of Canada, the C.D. Howe Institute, and the Trilateral Commission; Isabelle Marcoux, Vice Chair of the board of Transcontinental Inc., on the boards of George Weston Ltd., Rogers Communications, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal; Donald Mazankowski, director of Power Financial, former member of the Canadian House of Commons and member of Parliament for 25 years, former Canadian Minister of Transport, Deputy Prime Minister, President of the Queen’s Privy Council, and Government House Leader, and is a former member of the board of governors of the University of Alberta.
Other board members include: Raymond L. McFeetors, Vice Chairman of Power Financial and Chairman of Great-West Lifeco, a director of London Life, Canada Life Financial, Canada Life, Crown Life, IGM Financial, Investors Group, Mackenzie Financial, Putnam Investments; Jerry E. A. Nickerson, Chairman of Nickerson & Sons Ltd., director of several Power Corporation companies, honorary director of the Bank of Montreal; James R. Nininger, on the Board of Management of the Canada Revenue Agency (responsible for administering the tax laws of Canada and most of the provinces), on the board of Canadian Pacific Railway, former President and CEO of The Conference Board of Canada (a major research institute/think tank); R. Jeffrey Orr, President and CEO of Power Financial, a board member of several Power group subsidiaries, former Chairman and CEO of BMO Nesbitt Burns and Vice Chairman of the Bank of Montreal’s Investment Banking Group, and is a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives; Robert Parizeau, Chairman of Aon Parizeau, Inc., director of National Bank Life Insurance Company, former Chairman of Gaz Métro, former director of Van Houtte, and director of the National Bank of Canada for over 20 years, and is a director of the Institute of Corporate Directors; Michel Plessis-Bélair, Vice Chairman of Power Corporation, director of several Power group subsidiaries, and a director of Lallemand Inc., Université de Montréal, Hydro-Québec, and is a member of the International Advisory Board of École des hautes etudes commerciales (HEC) of Montréal (Business School of Montreal); John A. Rae, director of a number of Power subsidiaries, a director of Fednav Ltd, BNP Paribas (Canada), McGill University Health Centre Foundation, former Executive Assistant to Jean Chrétien, National Campaign Chairman for Jean Chrétien’s 1984 and 1990 leadership campaigns, and Coordinator of the National Campaign of the Liberal Party of Canada for the 1993, 1997, and 2000 elections, and is also Chair Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of Queen’s University; Henri-Paul Rousseau, a director of several Power group subsidiaries, board member of the Global Financial Markets Association, former President and CEO of the Caisse de depot et placement du Québec (which manages public pensions for the province of Quebec), former President and CEO of the Laurentian Bank of Canada, former CEO of Boréal Assurances Inc., and former Senior VP of the National Bank of Canada; T. Timothy Ryan, Jr., President and CEO of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the leading trade association representing global financial market participants, CEO of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), a director of a number of Power subsidiaries, as well as a director of Lloyds Banking Group, Lloyds TSB Bank, HBOS, the Bank of Scotland, and the United States-Japan Foundation, formerly a top official with J.P. Morgan, is a private sector member of the Global Markets Advisory Committee for the U.S. National Intelligence Council (NIC), the Council which oversees all sixteen U.S. intelligence agencies; and Emoke J.E. Szathmary, President Emeritus of the University of Manitoba, former President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Manitoba, Provost and Vice President of McMaster University, and former Dean of the Faculty of Social Science of the University of Western Ontario, is currently a director of a number of Power subsidiaries, and is a director of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the Board of Governors of McMaster University.
And of course, we have the Desmarais family themselves, including Paul Desmarais Sr., Paul Desmarais Jr., who is not only a director of several Power subsidiaries, but is Vice Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Pargesa, a director of Group Bruxelles Lambert, GDF Suez, Total, Lafarge, and is a member of the European Institute of Business Administration, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Economic Forum of the Americas, a trustee and Co-Chair of the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Institute, founder and member of the International Advisory Board of the McGill University Faculty of Management in Montreal, and the founder and member of the International Advisory Committee of HEC (business school) in Montreal.
André Desmarais is not only on several Power subsidiaries, former Special Assistant to the Minister of Justice of Canada, a director of Pargesa in Europe, CITIC Pacific Ltd. in China, is a member of the Chairman’s International Advisory Council of the Americas Society (founded by David Rockefeller), and is Honorary Chairman of the Canada China Business Council.
As for Power Financial, while there is a great deal of overlap between the two boards, there are some unique names on the board of Power Financial. Among these are J. Brian Aune, President of Aldervest Inc., former Chairman of St. James Financial Corporation, is Governor Emeritus of Concordia University; V. Peter Harder, President of the Canada China Business Council, former Canadian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Deputy Minister of the Treasury Board, Solicitor General, Citizenship and Immigration, and Industry Canada, and is a director of IGM Financial, TimberWest, Telesat Canada, Energizer Resources, Northland Power, Pinetree Capital Ltd, and is an independent advisor to the Auditor General of Canada.
The Oligarchy of Education
Canada’s universities, like all universities, are governed by bankers and corporate executives, foundation officials, and think tank presidents, media moguls and millionaires. Given the current situation in Quebec, where hundreds of thousands of students have been taking to the streets in a strike against tuition increases, with over 200 protests in Montreal over the past three months alone, I will focus here on the two major English-speaking universities in the province: Concordia and McGill.
This is important to focus on, simply because throughout this crisis, the university administrations have been claiming to be “neutral,” though they have actively set themselves against the students, filing legal injunctions against picketing, hiring private security firms to patrol the schools, and even calling in riot police to disperse striking youth. The schools have claimed to be neutral on the issue of tuition increases, though they have not – in any way – applied pressure or lobbying efforts on the government to reverse its position. In fact, it has been the exact opposite.
When we look at who actually sits on the boards of the school administrations, it becomes clear that these are the very same elite who, in their various other social positions, lobby the government to increase the tuition, who sit on the boards of the banks that hand out student loans and charge exorbitant interest rates, who profit off the debt and poverty of the masses.
So let’s start with my own school: Concordia University.
The Chancellor of Concordia is L. Jacques Ménard, the President of BMO Financial Group, one of Canada’s largest banks, a director of Claridge Inc., and a director of the Institute for Research on Public Policy (a think tank promoting elite interests).
The Chairman of the Board of Governors of Concordia is Peter Kruyt, President and CEO of Victoria Square Ventures, a director of La Presse (the largest French-language newspaper in Quebec), a director of Picchio Pharma Inc., a director of CITIC Pacific Ltd., Chairman of the Canada China Business Council, and a Vice President of Power Corporation, a company he has been working for since 1980 when he was Executive Assistant to the CEO, Paul Desmarais.
Norman Hébert, Jr.: CEO of Group Park Avenue Inc., former board member of Hyrdo-Québec, Chairman of the Board of Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ, a provincial crown corporation which sells liquor).
Hélène F. Fortin: a director of Larose Fortin CA Inc., member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, former Assistant to the Vice President of Quebecor Inc. (a major media conglomerate), and a former director of CBC and Hydro-Québec.
Brian Edwards: founder of BCE Emergis, one of North America’s largest electronic commerce companies, Chairman of the Board of Miranda Technologies and Biotonix 2010 Inc., and is on the boards of Camoplast Inc. and Impath Networks Canada Corporation, and Transat AT.
Jean Pierre Desrosiers: on the boards of KPGM, Aéroports de Montréal and D-BOX Technologies Inc.
Rita Lc de Santis: a partner at Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg, former member of The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal, Business Development Bank of Canada and Hydro-Québec.
James Cherry: President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal, former executive with Bombardier, Oerlikon Aerospace Inc., CAE Inc. and ALSTOM Canada Inc.
Baljit Singh Chadha: Director of the Canada-India Business Council, Pesident and founder of Balcorp Ltd.
Charles Cavell: former President and CEO of Quebecor World Inc., former Chairman of the Board of Sun Media Corp, a director of Adaltis Inc., Novelis Inc.
Tim Brodhead: former President and CEO of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, former Executive Director of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), past chair of Philanthropic Foundations Canada.
Joelle Berdugo Adler: founder of ONEXEONE, and CEO of Diesel Canada.
Jonathan Wener: President and CEO of Canderal (a major real estate investment company), a trustee of the Fraser Institute, member of the board of the Laurentian bank of Canada, Silanis Technologies, and former president of the Urban Development Institute of Canada.
Annie Tobias: former official at Deloitte & Touche
Michael Novak: Executive Vice President of SNC-Lavalin Group, a global engineering and defense contractor.
Marie-José Nadeau: Executive Vice President of Hydro-Québec, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and General Secretary at Cascades Fine Papers Group Inc, and is a director of Metro.
Andrew T. Molson: Chairman of the Board of Molson Coors Brewing Company, is a partner and chairman of RES PUBLICA Consulting Group, a Montreal-based holding and management company, is Chairman of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and a director of The Montreal Canadiens, DundeeWealth Inc., Groupe Deschênes Inc. and Montréal International, and is president of the Molson Foundation.
Tony Meti: President of G.D.N.P. Consulting Services, Inc., a former Senior Vice President at National Bank Financial Group, a director of ADF Group, Saputo Inc.
Jacques Lyrette: Executive at Innovative Materials Technologies, former CEO of ADGA Inc., an engineering consulting company.
Arvind K. Joshi: CEO at St. Mary’s Hospital Center, member of the advisory board of the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.
Suzanne Gouin: President and Chief Executive Officer, TV5 Québec Canada, former director of Hydro-Québec.
H. Arnold Steinberg: Chancellor of McGill University, formerly worked for Dominion Securities (now RBC – Royal Bank of Canada – Dominion Securities), has been a member of the boards of Bell Canada, Teleglobe, Provigo, National Bank of Canada.
Heather Munroe-Blum: Principal and Vice Chancellor of McGill, is on the board of the Internationalization Committee, and the Membership Committee of the Association of American Universities, a member of the Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC) of Canada, the U.S. National Research Council’s Committee on Research Universities, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Trilateral Commission, and is co-chair of the Private Sector Advisory Committee of the Ontario-Quebec Trade and Co-operation Agreement, on the boards of the Trudeau Foundation, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), Conférence de Montréal, and the Royal Bank of Canada. She has served on the boards of the Conference Board of Canada, Montreal Chamber of Commerce, Four Seasons Hotel, and Hydro One.
Stuart Cobbett: Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Stikeman Elliott LLP, and is a Director of Citibank Canada.
Lili de Grandpré: founder of an organization strategy consulting firm, CenCEO Consulting, formerly with the Mercer Consulting Group and Bank of Montreal.
Michael Boychuk: President and CEO of Bimcor Inc., and is a member of the advisory board of Centennial Ventures, a U.S. private equity firm, former Senior Vice President and Treasurer of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada.
Gerald Butts: President and CEO of WWF-Canada.
Daniel Gagnier: former Chief of Staff to Quebec Premier Jean Charest, former VP at Alcan, former Chairman of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, current chairman of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and a board member of the Asia-Pacific Foundation.
Banking on Power
In Canada, there are five major banks which dominate the national banking sector (and together wield enormous influence over Canada’s monetary system through the Bank of Canada). These banks are the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), the Bank of Montreal (BMO), Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).
To understand how these banks wield influence over Canada as a whole, it would be useful to examine the boards of directors of the banks, drawing the overlap of leadership between the ‘Big Five’ and Canada’s major corporations, think tanks, foundations, media and educational institutions. For the purpose of this report, I will simply take a look at the board of directors of the biggest bank: Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and show how it overlaps with the other institutions which dominate our society.
W. Geoffrey Beattie: on the board of directors of General Electric (GE), President of the Woodbridge Company, a privately held investment holding company (the majority shareholder of Thomson Reuters, a major media conglomerate of which he is Deputy Chairman), and he is also a board member of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and Chairman of CTV Globemedia, a major Canadian media conglomerate.
Richard L. George: President and CEO of Suncor Energy, on the board of the Canadian Pacific Railway, former Chairman and current board member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), was a member of the North American Competitiveness Council (NACC), which was formed in 2006 to advise North American governments on the process of ‘North American integration’.
Paule Gautier: the first woman president of the Canadian Bar Association, on the boards of Metro Inc., TransCanada Corporation, and Transcanada Pipelines, an associate member of the American Bar Association, and is on the board of CARE, a supposed “humanitarian” organization, and she was a former director of the Institut Québecois des Hautes Études Internationales at Laval University.
Timothy J. Hearn: former CEO of Imperial Oil Limited, former chairman of the C.D. Howe Institute (a major pro-business think tank) where he remains as a board member, former member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), is co-chair of a fundraising campaign for the University of Alberta and is chair of the fundraising campaign for Tyndale University, and is on the Advisory Board of the Public Policy School at the University of Calgary, a director of Viterra Inc., and is Chair of the board of directors of the Calgary Homeless Foundation.
Alice D. Laberge: former CEO of Fincentric, a current Commissioner of the Financial Institutions Commission, on the board of the Minerva Foundation, and a member of the Financial Executives Institute, and a former director of BC Hydro and Power Authority, and is on the board of directors of the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Jacques Lamarre: former President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin, a major global engineering, construction, and military contractor; is on the board of Suncor Energy, the founding member and former Chair of the Commonwealth Business Council, former Chairman of the board of directors of the Conference Board of Canada, a leader at the World Economic Forum, a former director of Canadian Pacific Railway, a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s British North American Committee.
Brandt C. Louie: Chairman and CEO of H.Y. Louie Co. Limited, a food retail distribution company, Chairman of London Drugs Limited, Vice Chairman of IGA Canada Ltd., former Chancellor of Simon Fraser University (SFU), Governor of the Vancouver Board of Trade, Governor of the British Columbia Business Council, a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), and is a member of the Dean’s Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and is a current director of the Gairdner Foundation. He is also a board member of the World Economic Forum, Grosvenor (a property company), and the Fraser Institute, a major right-wing pro-business think tank.
Michael H. McCain: President and CEO of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., Chairman of the Canada Bread Company, board member at the American Meat Institute, the Richard Ivey School of Business Advisory Board, a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), and a former director of Bombardier Inc.
Heather Munroe-Blum: the Principal and Vice Chancellor of McGill University, board member of the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, a member of the Trilateral Commission, has attended meetings of the Bilderberg Group, is co-chair of the Private Sector Advisory Committee of the Ontario-Quebec Trade and Co-operation Agreement, on the board of the Trudeau Foundation, and is on the board of the Conférence de Montréal (the International Economic Forum of the Americas), which is chaired by Paul Desmarais Jr.; and she has also been on the boards of the Conference Board of Canada, Montreal Chamber of Commerce, Four Seasons Hotel, and Hydro One.
Gordon Nixon: President and CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada, a director and past Chairman of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), on the board of directors of the International Monetary Conference, and has been on the boards of Daimler/Chrysler, Catalyst, EnCana Corporation, and Queen’s University School of Business; is a director of the Institute of International Finance and has attended Bilderberg Group meetings.
David P. O’Brien: Chairman of the Board of the Royal Bank of Canada, Chairman of EnCana Corporation, a director of Enerplus Corporation, Molson Coors Brewing Company, and TransCanada Corporation; he is also the Chancellor of Concordia University, and is on the board of the C.D. Howe Institute. He was the former Chairman and CEO of Canadian Pacific Limited.
J. Pedro Reinhard: a director of the Colgate-Palmolive Company, a director of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, a chemical company; former Executive Vice President and Dow Chemical Company, is a former board member of the Coca-Cola Company, and is President of Reinhard & Associates, a financial advisory practice.
Edward Sonshine: was President, CEO and a director of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, Chairman and a director of Chesswood Income Fund, and is Vice Chairman and a director of Mount Sinai Hospital.
Kathleen P. Taylor: President of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, is a director of The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, a cabinet member of the United Way of Greater Toronto and a member of the Industry Real Estate Financing Advisory Council of the American Hotel and Motel Association and the International Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business of York University.
Bridget A. van Kralingen: Senior Vice President of IBM, and was Managing Partner of Deloitte Consulting, and is a member of the board of advisors at Catalyst Inc.
Victor L. Young: a director of Imperial Oil Ltd., former Chairman and CEO of Fishery Products International Limited, and is a current board member of McCain Foods, former Chairman and CEO of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, and was a director at BCE Inc. (Bell Canada).
Our Parasitic Elite
Canada’s elite, like all elites, are parasitic to the social good and wellbeing of the people. They own the banks and financial institutions, own our central bank which sets the interest rates, gives loans and collect on debt, pushing people deeper into servitude and slavery; poverty as punishment.
They control our media, which shapes our views and ‘opinions,’ they sit on the boards of our universities, putting future generations into debt before they have a chance at life, and control the ‘knowledge economy’ for which they have defined the purpose of education.
They influence and control our governments and political leaders, sit on the boards of the think tanks that write policy and promote political agendas, they run the foundations and claim themselves to be benevolent philanthropists, when philanthropy is at best, moral masturbation for the wealthy, a way to feel good about their vast disparity of wealth, and at its more organized levels, is simply a means through which to engage in social engineering and social control: to give a little in order to continue taking so much. The profit off of the foreign wars our country wages and supports, blood plunderers of the Congo, Afghanistan, and Libya.
The Canadian elite rule the country as a proxy for the American Empire, acting as a resource suction-cup for the behemoth below us, providing the United States with most of its oil, water, electricity, and timber. These rapacious parasites claim they hold the answers to the crises they cause and profit from; a super-class which can only be understood as a sprawling, venomous, and vacuous social succubus.
With a massive student movement in Quebec nearing its fourth month of strikes against tuition increases, the media has set against them in a massive propaganda campaign, the legal system has set against them in declaring injunctions against picketing students, the provincial state has dismissed, derided, and engaged in fallacious negotiations designed only to win public sympathy for the government, while the police have been incredibly oppressive against the youth: employing pepper spray, tear gas, smoke bombs, concussion grenades, beatings with batons, mass arrests, shooting students in the face with rubber bullets, and a disturbing trend of driving police cars and trucks into crowds of students.
These are images you expect from a military dictatorship like Egypt, but not from a supposed “democracy” like Canada. In the midst of this social upheaval and state repression, the propaganda campaign against the students has been so successful that the majority of public opinion stands with the government and against the youth. Through every institution, and with every means made available, the elite have set themselves against the student movement. It is time the students and Canada at large recognize our elite for what they are: parasites!
While this rhetoric is perhaps a little inflammatory, it remains apt. A parasite is much smaller than its host, and it benefits at the expense of the host, changing its behaviour and health. The word “parasite” comes from the Latin word parasitus which is itself derived from the Greek word, parasitos, meaning, “one who eats at the table of another.”
The elite have been eating at our table for far too long. They have long over-stayed their welcome. It’s time to make it known that we have no patience or place for them at our table any longer. This will not be easy, this will not be simple; this will take a long time and a great deal of effort. But if we don’t start now, if we don’t begin to take and create a society of, by, and for the people (what was once referred to as ‘democracy’), then elite parasitism will continue to sap the strength, health, environment, wealth, and the very hope and lives of future generations. They will continue to spread like a social cancer until the host is dead.
The youth are always told that the future is ours, but that remains up to us to make it so. The past and the present belong to the parasites, so if we do not stand up and struggle now and forever, we have no future to inherit, no world in which to grow and no hope in which to gaze. We have only debt bondage, state violence, table scraps, impoverishment, punishment, and oppression.
The youth in Quebec are trying to just begin to stand up, to say ‘No More!’ and demand for themselves and others a chance at a future. The success of the strike is secondary to the newly-discovered strength of the students. They have been dismissed and derided, insulted and oppressed, from the left and the right, from so-called Progressives and self-congratulating Libertarians. Because the students do not articulate the same philosophy as those of other critics, they are presented as naïve and ‘entitled.’ Those who insult and deride without empathy or understanding only expose their own naivety.
The fundamental and historical importance of the present situation in Québec is not the cost of tuition, it’s the mass mobilization of youth: it is an expression of a popular and growing dissatisfaction with the way things are and an articulation and drive to create something different, to chart a course for the way things can be.
Those who fail to see and recognize that, fail to see the development of progress through history, not immediate, but evolving, not instant, but incremental and persistent. If nothing else, this generation can look back and say, “At least we tried. At least we started.”
What will you look back and say?
Andrew Gavin Marshall is an independent researcher and writer based in Montreal, Canada, writing on a number of social, political, economic, and historical issues. He is also Project Manager of The People’s Book Project. He also hosts a weekly podcast show, “Empire, Power, and People,” on BoilingFrogsPost.com.
16 - Watch: The Great Book Robbery, Israel’s 1948 looting of Palestine’s cultural heritage
Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Sun, 05/13/2012
On May 15, Palestinians mark the anniversary of the Nakba, the systematic expulsion of the Palestinian people by Zionist militias that began in late 1947 and lasted through 1948 and beyond.
As well as land and properties, a lesser known aspect of that expulsion is that Israel looted Palestinian homes over their cultural treasures, among them books, manuscripts, personal papers, photographs and works of art.
The The Great Book Robbery tells the story of the systematic looting in 1948 of tens of thousands of Palestinian books in a joint operation by the Haganah – what became the Israeli army – and the Israeli national library.
The film, a 48-minute version of which is being screened by Al Jazeera this week, and is available free to watch on YouTube, is the culmination of a joint project by filmmaker Benny Brunner and Arjan El Fassed, who is a co-founder of The Electronic Intifada.
Israeli denial goes on
Using eyewitness interviews, secretly shot footage, and historic images, and shots of the books themselves, The Great Book Robbery tells the story of the books and their owners, despite ongoing Israeli official denial.
Israel’s national library denied the filmmakers permission to shoot the collection of looted Palestinian books it holds, but the filmmakers did so any way with a palm-sized camera.
We see books that were taken from the homes of well-known figures, such as Palestinian diarist, educator and visionary Khalil Sakakini among others, often with hand-written notes, or dedications by or to their owners. The Israeli library catalogued the books under the code “AP” which stood for “Abandoned Property.”
The “New York Times house”
In the film, author Ghada Karmi returns to her childhood home in Jerusalem’s Qatamon neighborhood. It was seized in 1948 as the family was forced to flee, and her father, the famous late scholar and broadcaster Hasan Karmi, lost his extensive collection of books.
In 2010, The Electronic Intifada told the story of the Karmi house, which is now partly owned by The New York Times as the official residence of its Jerusalem bureau chief.
An “accidental” discovery
Although the looting of Palestinian books was an organized operation and some of those who took part in it are interviewed in the film, Israel has not been keen to talk about it.
Not only did the national library refuse to cooperate with the film, but the “Custodian of Absentee Property” which allegedly is responsible for the books, did not respond to requests for interviews.
It was an Israeli graduate student, who helped break the silence around the systematic theft. As Arwa Aburawa wrote in 2010:
This untold story of the Nakba has remained hidden over the years until, by complete accident, Israeli graduate student Gish Amit stumbled across archives documenting the systematic looting of Palestinian books. “I came across this topic quite accidentally,” Gish admits. “I spent the first few months of my doctoral studies at various archives, among them the archive of the Jewish national and university library, where one day, I discovered the first documents regarding the collecting of the Palestinian libraries left behind during the 1948 war. Anyhow, it took me a few more weeks – and dozens of documents – to realize that there was a story to tell. A story that hasn’t yet been told and one that might enrich our knowledge about the Palestinian culture and its erasure.”
Although many Palestinian families were aware that their books were taken during the aftermath of 1948, they had no idea that there was a systematic and conscious effort to appropriate their books.
For those who are just learning about the Nakba or those who’ve lived with it all their lives,The Great Book Robbery is an eye-opening film.
You can also learn more about the books at the project’s website:thegreatbookrobbery.org.
Israel’s popularity sinks even lower in 2012, new BBC global survey confirms
Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Tue, 05/15/2012
Israel, already one of the world’s most negatively viewed countries, according to an annual BBC survey, has seen its reputation sink even lower in 2012.
The result will come as a blow to Israeli officials and organizations who have been attempting to improve the country’s image through intensive hasbara – propaganda – campaigns.
The 2012 Country Ratings Poll, conducted by GlobeScan/PIPA for the BBC among 24,090 people around the world, and published on 10 May, “asks respondents to rate whether the influence of each of 16 countries and the EU is ‘mostly positive’ or ‘mostly negative.’”
The press release accompanying the full report notes briefly that “The most negatively rated countries were, as in previous years, Iran (55% negative), Pakistan (51% negative), and Israel and North Korea (both 50% negative).”
Israel: a negative influence
The detailed report elaborates:
Evaluations of Israel’s influence in the world—already largely unfavourable in 2011 — have worsened in 2012. On average, in the 22 tracking countries surveyed both in 2011 and 2012, 50 per cent of respondents have negative views of Israel’s influence in the world, an increase of three points from 2011. The proportion of respondents giving Israel a favourable rating remains stable, at 21 per cent. Out of 22 countries polled in 2011, 17 lean negative, three lean positive, and two are divided.
Not surprisingly, it was only in the US where Israel’s image improved among “Western country” publics:
Fifty per cent of Americans have a favourable view of Israel in 2012, and this proportion has increased by seven points. At the same time, the proportion of negative ratings has gone down six points to 35 per cent and, as a result, the US has gone from being divided in 2011 to leaning positive in 2012. These are the most positive views on Israel’s influence expressed in the US since tracking began in 2005.
Apart from the US, only in Nigeria and Kenya did views of Israel lean positive.
Israel loses ground among traditional allies and emerging powers
Israel’s position deteriorated in the EU as well as in emerging powers:
In the EU countries surveyed, views of Israeli influence have hardened in Spain (74% negative ratings, up 8 points) and in France (65%, up 9 points) — while positive ratings remain low and steady. Negative ratings from the Germans and the British remain very high and stable (69% and 68%, respectively). In other Anglo-Saxon countries, views have worsened in Australia (65% negative ratings, up 7 points) and in Canada (59%, up 7 points).
What’s remarkable – especially about Canada and Australia – is how out of step public perceptions are with official government policy, which in both countries has become ever more pro-Israel in recent years.
Significantly views of Israel deteriorated sharply too in South Korea, whose government has been traditionally close to Israel:
This hardening of opinion towards Israel’s influence in the world is strongly apparent in South Korea, where negative views have risen (69%, up 15 points) while positive views have decreased by 11 points (to 20%).
BRICs view Israel negatively
And the news is no better for Israel among the so-called BRICs:
Negative attitudes have also increased among the Chinese, the Indians, and the Russians. In China, a 9-point drop in positive ratings (to 23%) makes the overall balance of views even more negative (23% positive vs 45% negative). In India, negative perceptions have gone up 11 points (to 29%), and overall opinion has shifted from being divided in 2011 (21% vs 18%) to leaning negative in 2012 (17% vs 29%). In Russia, public opinion has shifted from leaning positive in 2011 to being divided in 2012 (25% positive vs 26% negative).
As for the Latin American power house, the report notes, “Brazilians continue to be strongly unfavourable to Israel’s influence, with a stable majority of 58 per cent who rate it negatively,” a picture repeated in other countries of South America.
Israel is most unpopular in Egypt
The past year of political change in Israel has also done little for Israel’s image:
Among the Muslim countries surveyed, perceptions of Israel have deteriorated in Egypt (85% negative ratings, up 7 points and the highest negative percentage in the survey), and remained largely negative but stable in Pakistan (9% positive vs 50% negative) and in Indonesia (8% vs 61%).
Israel’s behavior shapes views
Can all this be put down to “anti-Semitism” as Israel’s propagandists like to insist? Not according to the BBC survey. The factors shaping views of Israel are largely political, according to the report’s analysis:
For those who held negative views of Israel influence in the world, the foreign policy of the Israeli State is by some distance the main reason explaining their negative rating (45%). The way Israel treats its own people stands out as the second most important reason (27%). Of those holding positive views, Jewish traditions and culture are cited by 29 per cent globally, closely followed by foreign policy (26%).
17 - Was Industrial Sabotage at Play with Super Jet crash in Indonesia ?
By Wayne Madsen on May 15, 2012
Wayne Madsen – Strategic Culture May 12, 2012
Based on past aggressive competitive commercial tactics employed by the alliance of American corporations, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and the Pentagon, aviation experts in Asia are wondering aloud whether the recent crash of the new Sukhoi Super Jet 100 in Indonesia was the result of high-stakes industrial sabotage engineered to protect Boeing’s lucrative commercial and military aviation market in Asia at the expense of a resurgent Russian aviation industry…
The Sukhoi passenger plane was carrying prospective Indonesian customers, as well as journalists and employees of the Sukhoi company, when it crashed into the summit of Mount Salak, near Jakarta. Of the some 50 passengers and crew, there were no survivors of the crash. A reliable Indonesian journalist has confided that the only copy of the passenger manifest was on board the aircraft when it crashed. Other than the Sukhoi crew and officials on board, there were a number of representatives of Indonesian airlines, as well as local journalists, as well as nationals of France, Italy, and the United States.
After 21 minutes into the demonstration flight, the pilot requested air traffic control permission to drop from 10,000 to 6,000 feet. Although there was light rain, weather conditions were not hazardous. The reason for the pilot’s request to descend is not known. Shortly after the plane descended, air traffic control lost contact with the plane. Ground observers reported that the plane appeared “unsteady” before the crash. The plane did not take off from Sukarno-Hatta International Airport but from another local airfield, the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, which is shared with the Indonesian Air Force’s Halim Air Force Base.
Halim is where U.S. Special Forces troops have been training their Indonesian counterparts in various air force tactics, possibly including meaconing, intrusion, jamming, and interference (MIJI) electronic warfare tactics designed to interfere with aircraft navigation systems. Some of the training occurs every year as part of the EXERCISE COPE WEST, sponsored the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii. Last year’s exercise, COPE WEST 10, concentrated on simulated military operations against the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force, which uses fighter jets designed and licensed by Sukhoi, including the Sukhoi 27 and Sukhoi 30.
The Sukhoi carried a price tag much lower than its Boeing counterparts, $35 million each, and was Russia’s first commercial aircraft offering since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Three new Indonesian airlines, Kartika Airlines, Sky Aviation, and Queen Air, had already placed orders for 48 SuperJets and there were another 170 orders from around the world. The crash of the SuperJet has placed the viability and attractiveness of the aircraft for current and future customers in doubt.
On his last visit to Indonesia, President Obama inked a deal with Indonesia’s Lion Air to sell 230 Boeing aircraft with a $22 billion loan guarantee from the U.S. Export-Bank (EX-IM Bank). Obama said the deal to supply Boeing aircraft to Lion Air would create 110,000 U.S. jobs. However, Sukhoi’s entrance into the lucrative Indonesian commercial aviation market, which now has a number of competitors to the partly state-owned and safety record-plagued Garuda Indonesian Airlines, represented a threat to Boeing’s business in the country and the Boeing deal worked out by Obama.
Lion Air is owned by brothers who are former travel agents, Kusana and Rusdi Kirana. The airline’s poor safety record has earned it a ban by the European Union for its poor maintenance record and lack of corporate transparency and some of its pilots have been implicated in drug smuggling. A February 15, 2012 Reuters report concerning the biennial Singapore Air Show, which Rusdi attended, states that very little is known about the Kirana brothers, other than the fact that Kirana is also a former Brother typewriter salesman. The brothers started Lion Air a little over ten years ago.
The Singapore Air Show was attended by Boeing Southeast Asia President Ralph “Skip” Boyce, who was pushing commercial offerings, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Boeing 737-MAX, and the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, as well as military aircraft, such as the KC-135R Stratotanker and the F-15 fighter. Boyce is a former U.S. ambassador to Indonesia and Thailand and Deputy Chief of Mission in Singapore. Boyce was criticized by the opposition in Thailand for opposing the anti-government “Red Shirts” during that nation’s military rule. However, Boyce’s contacts inside Thailand’s government and business establishment enabled him to secure an order for 77 Boeing aircraft by Thai International Airways. Boyce was also criticized by some in the Indonesia press for allegedly covering up details of the 2002 terrorist bombing in Bali that killed a number of Indonesian nationals and foreign tourists.
The entry of Sukhoi into the lucrative Asian market with the lower-cost SuperJet was obviously seen by Boeing as a threat to its business in the region. It also helps Boeing that Obama secured the EX-IM Bank loan guarantee for Lion Air to purchase Boeing aircraft.
In addition, Lion Air’s failure to introduce its Initial Public Offerring (IPO) of $1 billion in stock, due to the global financial meltdown has placed the airline in financial jeopardy. Its main competitor, Garuda, has also delayed its stock float, causing a major ripple in the Indonesian aviation market. There is a distinct possibility that without Obama’s loan guarantees on the Boeing deal, Lion Air could have been forced into bankruptcy.
America does not hesitate employing industrial sabotage against its competitors, especially when it comes to Asia.
In unprecedented “car wars” with Japan, the Obama administration did not hesitate to engage in industrial sabotage against Japan through a pre-planned operation directed against the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota. In 2010, Obama’s Republican Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, engaged in a bitter campaign against Toyota over problems with certain accelerator pedals that were not even manufactured by Toyota but by the Indiana-based firm CTS (formerly known as Chicago Telephone Supply).
LaHood kicked off America’s anti-Toyota campaign by stating that all Toyota owners should stop driving their vehicles and return them to the dealership for a fix. To the delight of then-financially troubled General Motors and Ford, LaHood painted a wide brush in his comments about Toyotas. The problem affected only a small fraction of Toyota vehicles that had a U.S.-manufactured accelerator pedal. The accelerator issue resulted in a voluntary recall of millions of Toyota vehicles, including the popular Camry and Corolla, by the Japanese auto giant.
LaHood was implementing a White House operation to grab a major portion of Toyota’s market share and hand it over the General Motors and Ford. The Obama administration, through its bailout of GM, became a virtual auto company and decided to play economic hardball with Japan, just as it is doing now with Russia on behalf of Boeing.
Obama’s predecessors in the White House have not shirked from engaging in industrial espionage to boost America’s market share. In 1995, President Bill Clinton authorized the National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on companies like Toyota and Nissan during U.S. trade negotiations with Tokyo over Japanese luxury car imports to the United States. George H. W. Bush also used NSA to eavesdrop on Indonesia during negotiations between the then-government of President Suharto and Japan’s NEC on a major multi-million dollar telecommunications contract. Bush shared the intelligence with AT&T, a competitor of NEC on the Indonesian contract. Under pressure from Washington, Jakarta decided to evenly split the contract between NEC and AT&T.
A former member of the U.S. Congress confided that he was never satisfied with the explanation of the sudden death in February 2010 of his friend and the powerful chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, Representative John Murtha of Pennsylvania, from an infection after routine gall bladder surgery at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Washington, DC. Murtha was an influential player in the award of a $35 billion competition between Boeing and European Aeronautic Defense and Space (EADS) to supply the U.S. Air Force with military versions of either Boeing or Airbus aircraft to serve as in-flight refueling tankers. Murtha was replaced as chairman by Representative Norman Dicks of Washington state, who was known as the “Congressman from Boeing.” A year after Murtha’s death, Boeing received the Air Force contract.
When it comes to sabotage and espionage, the ability of the United States to go to great lengths, including murder, should never be underestimated. The sordid record speaks for itself.
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18 - Obama & Emanuel - Members Of Same Chicago Gay Bath House
By Wayne Madsen
President Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are lifetime members of the same gay bath house in uptown Chicago, according to informed sources in Chicago’s gay community, as well as veteran political sources in the city.
The bath house, Man’s Country, caters to older white men and it has been in business for some 30 years and is known as one of uptown Chicago’s “grand old bathhouses.” WMR was told by sources who are familiar with the bath house that it provides one-year “lifetime” memberships to paying customers and that the club’s computerized files and pre-computer paper files, include membership information for both Obama and Emanuel. The data is as anonymized as possible for confidentiality purposes. However, sources close to “Man’s Country” believe the U.S. Secret Service has purged the computer and filing cabinet files of the membership data on Obama and Emanuel.
Members of Man’s Country are also issued club identification cards. WMR learned that Obama and Emanuel possessed the ID cards, which were required for entry.
Obama began frequenting Man’s Country in the mid-1990s, during the time he transitioned from a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School to his election as an Illinois State Senator in 1996. Emanuel, reportedly joined Man’s Country after he left the Clinton White Hosue and moved back to Chicago in 1998, joining the investment firm of Wasserstein Perella and maintaining his membership during his 2002 campaign for the U.S. 5th District House seat vacated by Rod Blagojevich, who was elected governor.
Man’s Country appears to be a “one stop shopping” center for gay men. The club’s website advertises steam rooms, “fantasy rooms,” bed rooms, male strippers, adult movies, and lockers.
However, Man’s Country was not the only location for Obama’s predatory gay sex activities. The Chicago gay community is aware that Obama often made contacts with younger men at his famous “pick-up basketball” games. It was at these “pick up” matches where Obama first met Emanuel and a young Democratic campaign worker and senior bank vice president named Alexi Giannoulias. Currently running for Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Roland Burris, Giannoulias successfully ran for Illinois Treasurer in 2006 after being drafted for the run by Chicago’s Democratic machine.
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Giannoulias was a vice president and senior loan officer for his father’s bank, Broadway Bank, from 2002 to 2006. Broadway Bank made real estate loans to Antoin “Tony” Rezko, the chief of Rezmar Corporation. On May 13, 2008, Rezko was found guilty, after being indicted by a grand jury at the behest of the U.S. Attorney for Northern Illinois Patrick J. Fitzgerald, of six counts of wire fraud, six counts of mail fraud, two counts of corrupt solicitation, and two counts of money laundering. Rezko has been in solitary confinement at the Metropolitan Detention Center at Van Buren and Clark in Chicago since June 2008. However, Rezko has not yet been officially sentenced to a federal prison. A Syrian-American, Rezko is considered to be a flight risk, even though his one-time fortune of $50 million has been reduced to zero.
One Republican politician in Chicago told WMR that Rezko will be a prime witness for Blagojevich’s defense. “Figure it this way, Rezko’s been in solitary confinement in the city jail since June 0f 2008 . . . if he is released to appear at Blagojevich’s trial as the primary witness, everyone expects him to squeal like a pig,” said the Republican politico.
In 2005, Rezko reportedly engaged in a complicated real estate “flip” through which his wife Rita and Obama agreed to split an empty lot adjoining a home that Obama bought in Chicago’s Kenwood district. The deal saw Obama buy the home for $1.65 million, which was $300,00 below market value. Obama then bought a strip of the adjoining property from Mrs. Rezko, a speculative deal that stood to make Obama a handsome profit. Since Rezko’s conviction, the property has reportedly gone into bankruptcy. Giannoulias’s Broadway Bank was seized by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation on April 23, 2010, reportedly as Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner was on his way to Chicago to present the bank with a bailout check. Geithner quickly changed his plans.
Giannoulias, Broadway’s then-senior loan officer, has denied being involved in the decision to loan money to Rezko.
Last month, Blagojevich’s trial judge, U.S. District Court judge James Zagel, a crony of former Illinois Republican Governor Jim Thompson, ruled that all 500 hours of phone calls intercepted and taped by Fitzgerald could not be played during Blagojevich’s trial as demanded by Blagojevich and his defense lawyers. Blagojevich demanded that Fitzgerald “show up in court and explain to everybody . . . why you don’t want those tapes that you made played in court.”
WMR has learned that the tapes may contain salty references Obama’s and Emanuel’s private lives.
WMR attempted to interview Blagojevich’s senior defense lawyer Sam Adam to no avail but other informed sources told us that the tapes, if played, would highlight the corruption of not only Obama, Emanuel, and other member of Obama’s Chicago “brain trust” but also Fitzgerald himself. WMR was told that Fitzgerald’s tactics have included providing sex and drugs to imprisoned felons to get them to provide perjured testimony at federal trials.
It is exactly the type of federal prosecutorial misconduct by Fitzgerald that former Republican Governor said was used by state prosecutors when he commuted the death sentences of Illinois’s death row population. Ryan was indicted by Fitzgerald for fraud and he is currently serving out a federal prison sentence.
Blagojevich’s trial is scheduled to begin on June 3 and Fitzgerald’s main interest is to keep the trial focused on Blagojevich, especially after he managed to “flip” Blagojevich’s former chief of staff John Harris to testify against the impeached and ousted governor. WMR learned from informed sources that one lawyer on Harris’s defense team is involved in a gay partner scandal that was discovered by the attorney’s wife.
Some of the wiretaps may reveal that it was not Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s longtime friend and current White House policy adviser who was Obama’s top candidate to fill his U.S. Senate seat, but the young 32-year old “pick up basketball” friend of Obama, Giannoulias, then serving his second year as state Treasurer. However, Obama has avoided campaigning for Giannoulias in Illinois and there are indications that the president has “thrown Giannoulias under the bus,” according to some Democratic political circles in Chicago.
Mutiple Chicago sources report that Republicans who see Giannoulias’s Obama connections as providing an edge in his Senate race this year should not celebrate prematurely. Giannoulias’s GOP opponent, U.S. Representative Mark Kirk, a Naval Reserve intelligence officer, has also been identified as a closeted gay man. Kirk divorced his wife last year after an eight-year marriage. They had no children.
In addition, U.S. Representative Aaron Shock, who took over the House seat vacated by Obama’s Republican Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, is, according to Chicago Boy’s Town sources, a habitué of Minibar, a noted gay bar in Chicago’s gay district. For an extremely young first term member of the House, observers were surprised when GOP Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia named Shock as a Deputy Minority Whip.
Man’s Country, one of Chicago’s “grand old bathhouses” and located at 5015 North Clark Street in Chicago’s “Boystown,” was a frequent hangout for State Senator Obama and Rahm Emanuel
Sources in Chicago’s gay community report that Obama was attracted to Man’s Country’s older white clientele because he generally enjoys being fellated by older white men. Obama would regularly be seen at Man’s Country on Wednesdays.
Obama reportedly has never engaged in reciprocal activity. The sources also confirm the allegations made during the 2008 campaign by Larry Sinclair, a Chicago visitor who revealed that in 1999 he engaged in such oral sex activity and crack cocaine use with then-State senator Obama on two occasions, once in the back of a Chicago limousine operated by Five Star Limousine Service, and the other at a Chicago area motel, the Comfort Suites in Gurnee, Illinois.
After revealing details of the encounter at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Sinclair was arrested by Washington Metropolitan Police on a fugitive warrant issued by Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of Obama’s vice presidential running mate, Senator Joe Biden. Sinclair was charged with a misdemeanor count of theft of money orders, however, the state of Delaware declined prosecution. Beau Biden later declined to run for his father’s old Senate seat because of his duties to prosecute a major pedophilia case involving Lewes, Delaware pediatrician Dr. Earl Bradley. There are reports that Biden’s office helped to cover up Bradley’s activities, including failing to authorize search warants for Bradley’s office and computer.
Chicago’s “DLC” — not the Democratic Leadership Council but the “Down Low Club” — a gay matchmaking service
WMR spoke to several well-placed sources in Chicago who reported that Jeremiah Wright, the pastor of Obama’s former church of 20 years, Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC) on Chicago’s south side, ran what was essentially a matchmaking service for gay married black professional members of the church, including lawyers and businessmen, particularly those with children. The matchmaking club was called the “Down Low Club” but references to it over the phone and email simply referred to the group with the code phrase “DLC.” The ruse, according to our sources, was to make anyone who was eavesdropping on the communications believe that the references were to the Democratic Leadership Council, also known as the DLC.
The gay DLC’s services were intended to keep ensure TUCC’s gay members avoided posting solicitations on web services like Craig’s List and refrain from cruising gay bars. The strategy was to protect them from getting busted and being “outed.”
Among the members of the gay “DLC” were Obama and TUCC’s choir director, Donald Young, an openly gay man who reportedly had a sexual relationship with Obama. Two other gay members of the church were Larry Bland and Nate Spencer. Young and Bland were brutally murdered, execution style, in late 2007. Bland was murdered on November 17, 2007 and Young on December 24, 2007. The latter was killed by multiple gunshot wounds. Spencer reportedly died on December 26, 2007, official cause of death: “septicemia, pneumonia, and HIV.”
“DLC” members often went on camping trips arranged by TUCC. Wright reportedly was the head of the “DLC” matchmaking services and ensured that its members protected each other.
The “DLC’s” clientele included Obama and other gay members of TUCC, including, reportedly Young, Bland, and Spencer. Fox 32 Chicago reported that Bland’s mother, Josephine Bland, was so upset at her son inviting men into their home as a result of contacting them through gay web sites like “Adam4Adam,” she moved out.
The gay community in Chicago knows to keep away from the TUCC and “DLC” stories because of the “creepiness” of the operation and the suspicious deaths of the three TUCC gay black men.
Although Obama protected his alternate life style through the secretiveness of the “DLC,” he was not so careful when he proclaimed he was a state senator while frolicking at Man’s Country in uptown Chicago.
Love: Obama’s personal trainer
Reggie Love, a former Duke basketball and football player and unsuccessful National Basketball hopeful, currently serves as Obama’s personal trainer and White House “special assistant” — he has been called Obama’s “body man” — who receives a salary of $104,000 a year. Love is also reportedly one of Obama’s regular gay sex partners. Love joined Obama’s Senate staff in a senior staff position in 2006.
Media General’s tabloid, the National Enquirer, proffered a story last year about Michelle Obama being furious about the relationship between her husband and his “body man.” TheEnquirer’s sister tabloid, The Globe, later floated a story about Obama having a relationship with a Democratic campaign official named Vera Baker. WMR has been told that this relationship was a clever ruse to throw off speculation about Obama’s actual past sex partners. Baker has apparently left the United States for relatively more obscurity in Martinique. Media General’s tabloids have scooped the mainstream media on sex scandals involving Bill Clinton and Gennifer Flowers and Monica Lewinsky, Tiger Woods, and John Edwards and Rielle Hunter.
WMR’s Chicago sources believe the Secret Service records of presidential candidate Obama’s activities in Chicago would show that Obama regularly arrived at Love’s Chicago residence at 9:00 am and departed at 9:15 am. Sources told WMR that while 15 minutes is much too short for a personal training exercise, it is ample time for fellatio.
Bill Frist, “Brokeback Mountain,” and Obama
In 2006, after Obama became the junior senator from Illinois, WMR’s sources in the Congressional Black Caucus reported that there were persistent rumors of gay trysts between Obama and then-GOP Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee. The allegations at the time seemed unbelievable.
However, based on Obama’s penchant for receiving fellatio from older white men, a column written by The Washington Post’s “In the Loop” columnist Al Kamen on April 7, 2006, some four months into Obama’s Senate term, may have expanded relevance. Kamen reported he received an invitation to attend Frist’s “5th Annual VOLPAC ’06 Weekend” in Nashville from April 21st to 23rd and that the invitation card required one to “unbuckle the cowboy’s pants and look inside to see what this was all about.” Kamen opined that the invitation seemed “a bit too ‘Brokeback Mountain.’”
The invitation advertised that the shindig would feature “one-of-a-kind music and special friends,” although Kamen said there was no indication what made the “friends” so “special.” Kamen then wrote, “The back of the card shows the cowboy from behind with a red flowered handkerchief sticking out of his right pocket. Wait a minute — wasn’t there something about how this used to be some kind of code in the gay community years ago? A way to signal each other in crowded, noisy bars? So we checked the GayCityUSA.com’s Hanky Codes. Sure enough, there it was in the chart explaining what they mean: red hanky in right pocket. Oh, dear.”
Rumors about Obama and Frist ran amok in Congressional Black Caucus circles in 2006.
Although Frist ran on the pledge of only serving two terms, he became Senate Majority Leader with all the perks of the office. WMR’s sources in Chicago’s gay community revealed that Frist’s Majority Leader predecessor, Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi, was also known to seek the services of male prostitutes. Frist, who said he planned to run for President in 2006, decided against a run for the White House and also declined a run for Tennessee governor in 2010.
With the rumor mill running at full speed in 2006, it is obvious why Frist abandoned politics so quickly for the medical business. Frist later endorsed Obama’s health care proposals. A year later, when GOP Senator Larry Craig was arrested while soliciting for sex in a men’s toilet stall at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, he changed his mind about immediately resigning his Senate seat. Knowing about his colleagues’ behavior, he dug in his heels and completed his term in January 2009.
Rahm the “Sugar Daddy”
Obama’s chief of staff Emanuel, who won a scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet but turned it down to attend college, is married and, like Obama, has children, in Emanuel’s case, a son and two daughters.
However, Emanuel, who is 50, also travel frequently with a male companion, a wealthy Chicago real estate developer, some five to six years his senior. WMR has learned from Chicago’s gay community as well as political sources that Emanuel and his friend have gone together on a trip to India, skiing vacations, and soon plan a vacation in Florida, sans Mrs. Emanuel and the kids.
In Chicago’s gay community, Emanuel is known as “sugar daddy,” promising young men with perks and lucrative positions if they sleep with him. On occasion, Emanuel has been with older men, such as his travel companion, but his preference is young, according to WMR’s sources. Emanuel also often uses bicycling and basketball venues to make his approaches. Being an Emanuel “basketball buddy” is a key to professional success.
WMR spoke to one member of the gay community in Chicago who had first hand knowledge of one of Emanuel’s bed partners, an older man who runs a non-profit symphony organization.
Obama’s other sex partners
WMR has previously reported on Obama’s past trysts with Alabama Democratic U.S. Representative Artur Davis, a current primary candidate for governor of Alabama. Although not in the same class, Obama and Davis attended Harvard Law School during an overlap of their attendance at the law school.
The information on Davis and Obama was gathered by opposition researchers for former Alabama Representative Earl Hilliard, who Davis defeated in the 2002 Democratic primary. Recently, WMR was informed by sources in Alabama that Attorney General Eric Holder traveled three days ago to Alabama to inform Davis that if he loses his primary race, he would be nominated by Obama to fill the job of U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, a position still held by Bush-appointee Leura Canary, one of the main prosecutors of convicted and jailed former Alabama Democratic Governor Don Siegelman.
Chicago sources also informed WMR of another past gay partner of Obama, Massachusetts Democratic Governor Deval Patrick.
Men who have reportedly had sexual relations with Barack Obama
§ Donald Young, TUCC Choir director
§ Larry Sinclair, gay escort
§ Reggie Love, White House presidential assistant and Obama’s “body man”
§ Artur Davis, US Representative from Alabama and gubernatorial candidate
§ Bill Frist, former GOP Senate Majority Leader
§ Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts
The Clear and Present Blackmail Threat
Leading secret alternate life styles, Obama and his chief of staff provide classic blackmail threats. Considering Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, who is reputedly a semi-open lesbian, the question must be posed how much Obama’s and Emanuel’s own covert life styles led to the decision to nominate Kagan, someone with no experience on a judicial bench. Similarly, the fact that so much is known about Obama’s and Emanuel’s trysts in Chicago begs another important question. If politicians, gay community activists, and journalists in the Windy City are aware of Obama’s and Emanuel’s highly blackmailable gay life styles, the same can certainly hold true for the executives of one of Chicago’s corporate headquarters — that of BP America’s Production Operations.
Throw in the intelligence agencies of America’s allies, friends, enemies, and the situation becomes a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States.
"Once the soil, plants and water sources are heavily contaminated, there will be no way to reverse the damage that is done." Dr. Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.
19 - Chemtrails, Nanoaluminum and Neurodegenerative and Neurodevelopmental Effects
By Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.
April 18, 2012
The Internet is littered with stories of “chemtrails” and geoengineering to combat “global warming” and until recently I took these stories with a grain of salt. One of the main reasons for my skepticism was that I rarely saw what they were describing in the skies. But over the past several years I have notice a great number of these trails and I have to admit they are not like the contrails I grew up seeing in the skies. They are extensive, quite broad, are laid in a definite pattern and slowly evolve into artificial clouds. Of particular concern is that there are now so many dozens every day are littering the skies.
My major concern is that there is evidence that they are spraying tons of nanosized aluminum compounds. It has been demonstrated in the scientific and medical literature that nanosized particles are infinitely more reactive and induce intense inflammation in a number of tissues. Of special concern is the effect of these nanoparticles on the brain and spinal cord, as a growing list of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) are strongly related to exposure to environmental aluminum.
Nanoparticles of aluminum are not only infinitely more inflammatory, they also easily penetrate the brain by a number of routes, including the blood and olfactory nerves (the smell nerves in the nose). Studies have shown that these particles pass along the olfactory neural tracts, which connect directly to the area of the brain that is not only most effected by Alzheimer’s disease, but also the earliest affected in the course of the disease. It also has the highest level of brain aluminum in Alzheimer’s cases.
The intranasal route of exposure makes spraying of massive amounts of nanoaluminum into the skies especially hazardous, as it will be inhaled by people of all ages, including babies and small children for many hours. We know that older people have the greatest reaction to this airborne aluminum. Because of the nanosizing of the aluminum particles being used, home filtering system will not remove the aluminum, thus prolonging exposure, even indoors.
In addition to inhaling nanoaluminum, such spraying will saturate the ground, water and vegetation with high levels of aluminum. Normally, aluminum is poorly absorbed from the GI tract, but nanoaluminum is absorbed in much higher amounts. This absorbed aluminum has been shown to be distributed to a number of organs and tissues including the brain and spinal cord. Inhaling this environmentally suspended nanoaluminum will also produce tremendous inflammatory reaction within the lungs, which will pose a significant hazard to children and adults with asthma and pulmonary diseases.
I pray that the pilots who are spraying this dangerous substance fully understand that they are destroying the life and health of their families as well. This is also true of our political officials. Once the soil, plants and water sources are heavily contaminated there will be no way to reverse the damage that has been done.
Steps need to be taken now to prevent an impending health disaster of enormous proportions if this project is not stopped immediately. Otherwise we will see an explosive increase in neurodegenerative diseases occurring in adults and the elderly in unprecedented rates as well as neurodevelopmental disorders in our children. We are already seeing a dramatic increase in these neurological disorders and it is occurring in younger people than ever before.
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Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.
Visiting Professor Biology
Theoretical Neurosciences Research, LLC
Note from dr.Betty Martini : If you have read this article by Dr. Russell Blaylock you now know how serious it is. If its not stopped, there is no going back as he states. I know through grassroots efforts this can be published everywhere, to the military, pilot organizations and all members of Congress,etc.
We are being poisoned so many ways, and there is no place to hide. See Dr. Blaylock's pilot alert on aspartame as well. http://www.mpwhi.com/pilot_aspartame_alert.htm Note how many pilots died on American within a short time from aspartame, as reported by Captain Fred Fox, our representative for Aviation safety. There are a lot of FAA people on our lists who warn pilots with this alert, as well as consumers and activists and now we want to add the above article to get to even more pilots. Many have their own networks. When I fly I make copies including the FDA list of 92 symptoms not only for all the pilots but also flight attendants. You can even ask the attendants if the pilots are using it. I say, "if they are using it I'm out of here". Your life is in the hands of the pilots!
Dr. Blaylock is a world renowned neurosurgeon, retired from Neurosurgey to devote his full attention to nutritional studies and research. An in-demand guest for radio and TV programs, he lectures extensively to both lay audiences and physicians on nutrition-related subjects. He is the 2004 recipient of the Integrity in Science Award granted by the Weston A Price Foundation and serves on the editorial staff of the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, the official publication of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.
I would recommend everyone read his brochures "Bio Terrorism: How You Can Survive" and "Nuclear Sunrise". He is also a specialist in bio terrorism. http://www.blaylockwellnesscenter.com/
Don't stop forwarding this article. The pilots and their families as well as those on the ground must be saved. Send it to everyone you know and those who can network it further. This insanity must stop.
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible International
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Aspartame Toxicity Center, www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
20 - ZIONIST EVANGELICALS ARE WORLD-CLASS CENSORS
By Rev. Ted Pike
16 May 12
The Bible and western civilization are dedicated to a simple affirmation, enunciated by Christ: “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” God offered the Hebrews the law, with its promise that truth is enlightening, redeeming and cleansing, that it will help people of goodwill to create happy, wholesome lives. The Greek philosophers also agreed that the whole truth could be discovered, banish superstition and create progress. In this article I discuss the evils of censorship, particularly by leaders of the pro-Zionist religious right. Such routinely keep from their followers vital truth about Judaism, Jewish control, and Zionist abuses in the Mideast.
To be a Christian and heir of the truth-seeking legacy means one abhors censorship. Of course, we are not obligated to provide a forum for lies or defamation. Government must restrict speech in wartime, because of national security, or to save human life. Generally speaking, however, all men should have free access to truth and follow leaders who speak it. It is an assault on God’s law and human freedom to censor vital facts and information, even for ostensibly “good purposes.”
Censors believe people can’t be trusted to make the best choices. Wise gatekeepers should limit access to information. The masses should only receive what is “constructive.” A perfect example is Europe’s harsh penalties for those who question facts about the Holocaust. Such inquiries are considered so damaging that they must not even exist. To evangelical Zionist leadership, it is also constructive to strike down all criticism of Israel or the fact of Jewish supremacist control.
We usually think of totalitarian governments as the great censors. Liberal media is also recognized for its biased gatekeeping of information. But evangelicals rival all other censors regarding facts about Jews and Israel. Evangelical news sources and Christian “watchdog” groups allow no hint of the true nature of modern Talmudic Judaism, Jewish control, or Zionist oppression against the Palestinians. There are several reasons. First, evangelicals are afraid of spreading the toxin of “anti-Semitism” to suggestible listeners if they speak any truth. Second, evangelicals fear being judged by God for “cursing” Jews with criticism. Third, evangelicals live in a culture so dominated by Zionism that they resist even considering the darker truths about Judaism for themselves, and certainly would not speak it out for fear for their reputation, friendships and social power. The price for “anti-Semitism” is so high that it functions like an intellectual checkpoint, bristling with machine guns, blocking the way to even considering the whole truth—much less passing it on.
Therefore, Christian media affirms by its actions that rigorous pro-Zionist censorship—by both Christian and secular media—is necessary and good. Truth about Talmudic Judaism’s teachings against Christians and Gentiles or about Israel’s ongoing genocide against the Palestinians is “bad truth.” They believe God Himself supports shielding society from this “bad truth.”
Yet where, I ask, in the Bible or in the great professions, such as law, science, literature, philosophy, the arts, is it accepted that there exists truth so incompatible with human knowledge that it can be called “bad” and kept from members of that profession? Instead (despite the tyrannies of liberalism and evolution in these disciplines) it is taken for granted, at least outwardly, that while lies, distortions, and half-truths exist there is no such thing as “bad truth.” There are no facts that should be excluded from examination. Rather, all ideas should be allowed to exist and see the light of day. This is so evil ideas can be rejected and true ones embraced. To facilitate this, God has endowed most of us with minds and consciences equal to the task. We are not inferior to our censors.
Evangelical Censors are Self-Protective
Christian Zionist censors also fear the whole truth because, if truth is allowed, the flimsy house of stacked cards they inhabit will fall. People armed with all the facts will perceive the censors as self serving. People will realize they have been deprived by leaders of one of the few things that should be guaranteed unconditionally: access to all truth.
What would happen if evangelical censors spoke the whole truth about Judaism? Only good. Truth redeems and orients its listeners. At last enlightened, they could restrain non-Christian hearers of such truth from extremism and anti-Semitism. Truth united with Biblical balance would return Christians to a New Testament, not Zionist-created, approach to Jews. Christians would understand that the historic “Jewish problem” does not exist because Gentiles are irrationally anti-Semitic nor because Jews are evolutionary misfits, innately degenerate (a truly anti-Semitic belief). Instead, it exists because their forefathers rejected Jesus and followed the Pharisees who crucified Him. As a result of moral failing Jewry has sunk into deepest spiritual darkness, causing many Jews, as Scripture says, to become “corruptors” (Isaiah 1:4). Yet the whole truth as Scripture declares it mollifies any real hatred of Jews. It provides a glorious light of redemption at the end of this dark tunnel. A remnant of Jews will repent at Christ’s coming and be restored to divine favor. The whole world will be at rest for a thousand years.
These simple biblical conclusions, the result of seeking and finding the whole truth, are the basis for all anti-Zionist resistance at www.truthtellers.org. The furthest thing from anti-Semitism, they are the result of discovering the truth of Judaism and applying it from a truly Christian perspective. As a result, the truth at www.truthtellers.org is not confined to Christians but radiates out to moderate those who might abuse it. We give back to the church and world what “Israel-first” Christian media has taken from them: a balanced, biblical view of reality.
Censorship of facts necessary to make informed judgments about the great issues of our time is never authorized by God but is an abomination. It opposes Him because it puts mankind under the guidance not of Himself and the broad and varied influences of reality but of the notions of what is safe and constructive according to a small-minded editorial elite. It doesn’t matter how altruistic the censor claims to be—even claiming, as does Christian media, that it censors in order to keep the Jews from returning to the ovens of another Holocaust. Censorship is always injurious because it confines to a few the precious truth God intends for the many men and women of good intention in every age who will not abuse it.
Truth can take care of itself.
ADL PREPARES FOR INTERNET TAKEOVER
By Rev. Ted Pike
15 May 12
CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) is a bill that would take away a very great freedom: privacy on the internet. It would make federal spies of pro-Zionist Jewish internet giants such as Google, Facebook, Verizon, Comcast, and Time-Warner Cable.
These federal informants would receive “wish list” requests from the government for information on internet users. In return, internet moguls would supply to the government (without our consent) our names and information about us free of any possible liability.
The Anti-Defamation League has long coveted the role of providing to the government and its internet spies the pivotal definitions which determine which ideas are a “national security threat.” Should CISPA pass, ADL wants to be in firm agreement with the government and internet industry on exactly who will be reported as an internet hater, anti-Semite, security threat or possible domestic terrorist.
In an article titled “ADL Teams with Internet Industry Leaders to Convene Cyber Hate Working Groups,” ADL’s Abe Foxman says:
"Internet hate continues to have a global impact on civil society and a transparent process to respond to it will lead to reviewability and consistency. We welcome the commitments of Google and Facebook to participate in this dialogue to combat online hate speech, Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism. Working alongside the Internet's leaders will allow for the development of industry standards that balance effectiveness with respect for the right to free speech.
[ADL's] ICCA resolution was prompted by a desire of industry leaders, including Google and Facebook, to maintain a continuing dialogue with nongovernment organizations on best practices on combating Internet hate and to promote transparency on how online hate is addressed.
The "Anti-Cyberhate Working Group" will be comprised of industry, academics, NGOs and others to "build best practices for understanding, reporting upon and responding to Internet hate." The resolution calls on ADL to convene and move the working group forward…."
Christopher Wolf, chair of the ADL Task Force on Internet Hate, stated:
"This represents an unprecedented opportunity to have the industry's leaders come together with non-governmental organizations, academics and other interested parties to develop a collaborative approach to Internet hate. The Internet has been infected with the virus of hate since its inception, and the Task Force is proving to be one of the most effective mechanisms for developing voluntary efforts to disable the virus."
How do we block ADL’s plans to provide the government’s internet spying Gestapo with twisted and persecutive definitions of “hate” and "anti-Semitism"?
Make sure CISPA doesn’t pass! Take this link for the toll-free numbers and names of crucial Senate Judiciary members who may decide if CISPA goes forward or dies.
GOOD CHRISTIAN BITCHES (GCB) CANCELED !
By Rev. Ted Pike
14 May 12
A disappointed ABC announced Friday that Christian-bashing sitcom GCB will not replace Desperate Housewives next fall. Mark Delkin, who played "Christian" homosexual Blake, said, "Wow. I feel stunned and sad. We had an amazing ride…"
Yes, it's been amazing how such unprecedented anti-Christianity could have been pushed down the throats of "Christian" America for ten weeks with hardly a whimper of protest from major Christian leaders. It's also amazing how only a few thousand activists, by doggedly calling and emailing commercial sponsors, undoubtedly played a decisive role in the show's demise. Four out of five sponsors, clearly apprehensive of the controversy the show was generating among customers, chose not to advertise a second time. Thirteen national sponsors gave us definitive statements that their ads would not reappear.
GCB’s unique emphasis on the bizarre immorality and hypocrisy of most of its “Christian” characters did not resonate favorably with many, even among the young and liberal. As a result the series, finishing last in its category, was simply not popular enough to successfully replace Desperate Housewives. Did our protest influence GCB’s ratings? TVseriesfinale.com is conducting an informal poll asking that question and 52 percent are saying “yes.”
There is no doubt that our protest powerfully influenced sponsors to abandon the show, undercutting the economic viability of GCB next season.
Fulfilling my prediction of what, with God's help, a small Gideon's band could do, we gutted GCB of most of its sponsors. Such massive alienation made GCB the advertising "typhoid Mary" of the industry.
I believe that, above all other factors, God helped defeat GCB.
In my opinion, here are the crucial human reasons dashing ABC's economic hopes for a permanent GCB next fall:
Thousands made use of the lists of sponsors at www.truthtellers.org to call or email corporations. Many never gave up calling new sponsors every week as they were added. Others, such as the American Decency Association, encouraged calling and emailing.
Over ten weeks, staff writer Harmony Daws and I wrote 25 articles critical of GCB. In the absence of any other consistent writing against GCB online, they dominated internet search engines. Many were re-posted by other websites, and, under such searches as “protest GCB,” gave the impression to sponsors of raging criticism from many quarters.
Every week NPN encouraged troops by announcing new sponsors who had abandoned GCB, not allowing this effort to slow down. Similarly, when the American Decency Association found that nearly four of five GCB sponsors had left, it provided enormous encouragement after the first month to keep up the offensive.
NPN repeatedly emphasized that Jews were behind GCB and that this was a Jewish attack on Christianity. This undoubtedly caused Jewish Disney/ABC and the American Jewish community to rethink whether they wanted it widely known that Jews authorized such Christian bashing or that Jews dominate mass media. (SeeJews Confirm Big Media Is Jewish)
We repeatedly publicized the fact that many thousands of evangelicals were coming directly off the search engines to anti-Zionist www.truthtellers.org. Thousands read multiple articles against Jewish supremacism and media control. This could not have been good news for Jewish-dominated media and the liberal Jewish community.
In one of my latest articles I announced that if GCB was renewed NPN was looking forward to leading another boycott next fall. We would again trumpet the show's Jewish origins, bringing thousands more evangelicals to www.truthtellers.org.
Where Do We Go From Here?
Considering the boycott's huge success, some suggest NPN lead boycotts against other depraved television programs. I won't exclude that possibility, yet NPN's primary duty is to warn of the most dangerous present threats to freedom.
I have been very disappointed at response within the alternative right to one of the greatest threats to freedom ever to come before Congress, CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act). (See Who's Really Behind Internet Takeover Bill CISPA?)
Are lovers of freedom so weary from having worked against (and defeated!) the SOPA bill that they just can't muster activism to oppose more legislation that will take away internet freedom?
Leaders of the religious right, with vast resources and millions of supporters, clearly thought it was impossible to beat GCB and therefore did and said nothing. How wrong they were! Don't be similarly shamed by letting CISPA pass.
Gen. Washington's truly weary, ragtag, shivering, and malnourished soldiers fought battle and yet another battle to purchase freedom. They didn't give up. It's time for us to again take to the phones. Under no circumstances can we let a free internet be taken from us.
Please take this link to the crucial members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and all 100 members of the U.S. Senate. Call immediately as many as you can. (Go Here for Senate Member List)
Yes, we will fight CISPA and the next bill like it and the next one after that. At least, I will. I hope you'll fight with me.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog organization.
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21 - Horrifying US Secret Weaponry Unleashed in Baghdad
Bill Dash – Far Shores August 24, 2003
A nightmarish US super weapon reportedly was employed by American ground forces during chaotic street fighting in Baghdad. The secret tank-mounted weapon was witnessed in all its frightening power by Majid al-Ghazali, a seasoned Iraqi infantryman who described the device and its gruesome effects as unlike anything he had ever encountered in his lengthy military service. The disturbing revelation is yet another piece of cinematic evidence brought back from postwar Iraq by intrepid filmmaker Patrick Dillon.
In the film, Al-Ghazali, whose english is less than fluent, describes the weapon as reminiscent of a flame thrower, only immensely more powerful. It is unclear what principle the weapon is based on. Searching for a description, al-Ghazali said it appeared to be shooting concentrated lightning bolts rather than just ordinary flames. Drawing on his many years as a professional engineer, al-Ghazali speculates that radiation of some kind probably figures into the weapon’s hideous capabilities. Like all men in Saddam’s Iraq, al-Ghazali was compelled to serve in the Iraqi equivalent of the Army National Guard and fought in three wars over the past thirty-odd years. Via email, he told me he has seen virtually every type of conventional weapon employed in battle, and is well acquainted with their effects on people and machines, but nothing in his extensive combat experience prepared him for the shock of what he saw in Baghdad on April 12th.
On that date, al-Ghazali and his family sheltered in their house as a fierce street battle erupted in his neighborhood. In the midst of the fighting, he noticed that the Americans had called up an oddly configured tank. Then to his amazement the tank suddenly let loose a blinding stream of what seemed like fire and lightning, engulfing a large passenger bus and three automobiles. Within seconds the bus had become semi-molten, sagging “like a wet rag” as he put it. He said the bus rapidly melted under this withering blast, shrinking until it was a twisted blob about the dimensions of a VW bug. As if that were not bizarre enough, al-Ghazali explicitly describes seeing numerous human bodies shriveled to the size of newborn babies. By the time local street fighting ended that day, he estimates between 500 and 600 soldiers and civilians had been cooked alive as a result of the mysterious tank-mounted device.
In a city littered everywhere with burned-out civilian and military vehicles, US forces were abnormally scrupulous about immediately detailing bulldozers and shovel crews to the job of burying the grim wreckage. Nevertheless, telltale remnants remained as Dillon found when al-Ghazali later took him to the site. Dillon said they easily uncovered large puddles of resolidified metal and mounds of weird fibrous material that, al-Ghazali explained, were all that remained of the vehicles’ tires. Dillon, who accumulated plenty of battlefield experience as a medic in Viet-Nam, and has since covered a number of wars from Somalia to Kosovo, told me that he has witnessed every kind of conventional ordnance that can be used on humans and vehicles. ” I’ve seen a freaking smorgasbord of destruction in my life,” he said, “flame-throwers, napalm, white phosphorous, thermite, you name it. I know of nothing short of an H-bomb that conceivably might cause a bus to instantly liquefy or that can flash broil a human body down to the size of an infant. God pity humanity if that thing is a preview of what’s in store for the 21st century.”
For Majid al-Ghazali, images of the terrifying weapon and its victims haunt his every day. In addition to his work as an engineer, he is also a highly accomplished classical violinist, occupying the first chair in the Baghdad Symphony. He is widely acknowledged as one of the preeminent violinists in the Middle East. Besides his family, one of his greatest joys is teaching at Baghdad’s premier music conservatory. Unfortunately, the conservatory was utterly destroyed. Yet somehow, despite the war’s horrors and its seemingly endless privations, he manages to maintain a remarkably hopeful outlook. He recently informed me that the Baghdad Symphony continues to exist and has been invited to perform in the United States in December.
Copyright ©2003 – Bill Dash
Latest Neocon Terror Propaganda: Electromagnetic Pulse 'E-Bombs'
Watch out for Al Qaeda 'E-Bombs
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Brit Dee, Contributor
Yet another potential danger has been added to the ever-growing and increasingly absurd list of supposed terror threats - the "E-Bomb".
An "E-bomb" is a weapon designed to be detonated in the upper atmosphere, and which emits a strong electromagnetic pulse. British Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond, speaking today at a conference in London attended by the US Assistant Defence Secretary, warned that terrorists or "rogue states" could use such a device to devastate Britain's infrastructure.
The E-bomb, if detonated some 500 miles above the Earth, would apparently take out satellites, radar and the National Grid with 'devastating' results. Key military installations, transport systems, power and water supplies would also be hit.
Hostile entities may already be in possession of some form of an E-bomb, Ministry of Defence officials warned earlier this month - though there appears to be no actual evidence to support such alarming speculation.
It seems implausible that lone terrorists or localised terror networks would be capable of developing such a device on their own, or gaining access to one - let alone having the ability to launch one 500 miles into the upper atmosphere.
Whilst an E-bomb could feasibly be constructed and launched by a well-funded state (or "rogue state", as our political leaders call those countries belligerently resistant to Western imperialism), we are not provided with any details about which nation may be trying to do so.
It seems reasonable to assume that Hammond's allusion to "rogue states" includes Iran; if we were to believe Western propaganda, the Iranian government is currently the biggest threat to world peace. If the West had any actual evidence that Iran is planning to develop or actively working on such a device, however, it is almost certain that we would have been told about it. Such evidence would have been quickly exploited in support of US, Israeli and British anti-Iranian rhetoric, especially in light of the scant evidence for an Iranian nuclear weapons program.
Even if Iran did have an E-bomb, its deployment would make absolutely no strategic sense. Detonating an E-bomb would make as little sense for Iran as their use of a nuclear missile - another weapon the Iranians do not possess and, despite the assertions of our leaders, a weapon they have repeatedly stated they are not developing. Use of an E-bomb or a nuke by Iran, or any other "rogue state", against Western or Israeli targets, would simply be suicidal.
The conference at which Phillip Hammond discussed the E-bomb threat is being hosted by the US-based Electric Infrastructure and Security Council (EIS) and the Henry Jackson Society.
The Henry Jackson Society is a British "thinktank", populated by Neocons and advocating "liberal interventionism" - newspeak for the bombing and takeover of foreign countries, in the name of peace, to secure geopolitical objectives.
One glance at the organisation's membership list settles any doubt about its true imperial nature. It counts amongst its patrons the former head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove, former director of the CIA James Woolsey, as well as arch-Neocons and Project For A New American Century members, Richard Perle and William Kristol.
The Electric Infrastructure and Security Council is an organisation that claims to help "coordinate U.S. and international infrastructure protection against electromagnetic threats".
Its chairman and CEO is a man named Avi Schnurr; Schnurr founded the Israel Missile Defense Association, whose websitehypes the supposed threat to Israel from Iranian, Syrian and Palestinian missiles.
The conference is therefore clearly working to a Neocon and Zionist agenda. Fear is being perpetuated with the intention of isolating potential threats to Israel, whilst securing further funding and protection for the Jewish state. Yet more money will be generated for the Western/Israeli military-industrial complex, yet more of our taxes diverted to private security companies and weapon manufacturers.
That the British government was represented at today's conference is unsurprising, considering the number of leading British politicians who support the Neocon and Zionist ideology and agenda. Phillip Hammond's predecessor as Defence Secretary, Dr. Liam Fox, had to resign last year after the exposure of illegal business deals connected to future military action against Iran.
Fox and his friend and unofficial adviser Adam Werrity set up the Neocon front organisation The Atlantic Bridge, whilst Werrity's funding came from wealthy Jewish businessmen, associated with strongly pro-Israel lobby groups such as the British Israel Communications and Research Centre. The pair attended Zionist conferences, sometimes joined by Britain's ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould, and even held unofficial meetings with members of the Mossad in Israel.
Former British ambassador and whistleblower Craig Murray said that a trusted source told him that “co-ordinating with Israel and the US on diplomatic preparation for an attack on Iran was the subject of all these meetings”.
This article first appeared at ResistRadio.com
Brit Dee's ResistRadio.com is an independent media website approaching global news, politics and conspiracy theory from a radical, but critical and rational perspective.
22 - The Hava NaGila Monster and the Music of the Fears
By Smoking Mirrors on May 14, 2012
Dog Poet Transmitting ……
May your noses always be cold and wet.
Every time I tell myself I don’t want to write about these people anymore, they rub my nose in their vanity and sense of entitlement. The Ass Media is nothing more than one long, tedious, gossip column about chosen demon status. One is agape at the endless trumpeting of humanitarian motivation and the ironic proliferation of certain names in the surrounding landscape photo of the article. The author of that piece seems to have a particular area of concern.
I come to the computer, not having any particular subject in mind and generally I go to MSNBC-Tribe Screed.com and whammo. It must be an off day for the Gay Sexual Fascism movement. Oh wait, how did I miss this at the top of the page? Imagine my surprise to see an AshkeNAZI writer at the helm of this ship of disinfo. Of course, the comparison to slavery comes up though no mention is made of this feature. Irony simply drips from the teats of the buggered livestock of this peculiar age. Bwak! Obama says, “But, you know, when we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf, but it’s also the golden rule, you know? Treat others the way you would want to be treated.” Yes Bwak! Please see that your flacks and emissaries carry this message to the Libyans, the Afghanistanis, the Iraqis, the Yeahmanites and the millions of America heartland hobos, crushed under your hobnail boots. If you can back away from the glory hole, through which the big dick of Wall Street presents itself maybe you could get a clue but, unfortunately, the robo-chip implanted in your medulla militates against that.
The great wheezing, diabetic, American Shmoo army, limps and lumbers and marches in random circles, like windup toys, with one leg shorter than the other. They got their robo-chip implants going too. They hum a few bars of, “I forgot what I was Saying”, while snapping the waistband of their accordion pants. I’m guessing that makes a little music of its own. Is it chin chin music from The City in London? Is it the theme from “Hava NaGila Monster? Or are they just twitching and jerking like tazer electrified, Pentecostals in response to the Music of the Fears?
A while ago, when The Associated Press and Reuters, as well as all the other information, manipulation and mutilation operations started to be written only by card carrying Tribe members, they stopped posting the author’s name. Now that they are in the end game phase, they have entered the zone of raging, drunken ego hubris, prancing like Divine, on her way to a poodle shit buffet. Please forgive me (if you can) for calling attention to all of this BUT, my attention has been called to it, the moment I stepped into the international incest press.
Here is an indisputable truth and the reason that Bwak! …is tripping around the country, in a metaphorical pink tutu on a skateboard, going on about one more 1% and their vested interests that haven’t got shit to do with the interests of the rest of the nation. He’s at one glory hole fellating one particular percent and down on his knees at another glory hole fellating another 1% He’s a virtual moveable, traveling fellatatorium. We had Rolling Thunder, now we got Rolling Fellator. Walk with me through some Gumby math. We’re going to play connect the dots. Zio-Tribe, Satanic interests have been in control of world banking for some centuries. This means they print the money and this means they have all the money in the world to purchase all the publishing, media, entertainment and what not Goebbels tools, to misshape world opinion in favor of their agendas. As the primary, black widow spider (Madame De Rothschild) of the primary Satanesque, Danse Macabre said, “When my sons want a war they have a war” (or something like that). They brought about the Bolshevik Revolution, which killed tens of millions of Russians. This also includes the Ukrainian holocaust. They instigated and financed World War 2. They arm-twisted the powers of the world’s financial center to grant them a land with people for a people who stole the land so that they would have a sovereign nation from which to semi-legally propagate their crimes.
The Gay Agenda is solely owned and operated by them and they make up the largest majority of these alternative sexual dispositions, from the smallest minority of the public. The purpose of this movement is the destruction of the family unit and the culture, which they mercilessly loot in the process. Hollywood and a larger percentage of the entertainment business is owned by them. They are the chief force for all political financing. Ergo, Bwak! ‘comes out’ about gay marriage because that is where the funds for his campaign come from.
Let us presume that Satan exists. Let us presume that he has his workforce. Let us more than presume who composes the larger numbers of that work force. Let us assume that one thing Satan is known for is being clever and, of course, diabolical. Those who do not have their heads in their asses, snorting Eau De Myself, under the guidance of their bondage masters, will see the truth and logic of this progression; not necessarily in order or comprehensive; “just the facts, Mam”.
Of course, if you presume the existence of The Devil, you can also presume… whatever. They say, ‘the devil is in the details”. This implies plans to me. This also implies alternative blueprints and ‘your mission, should you choose to accept it’, is to apprehend the game plan that applies to you and carry it out. Bad actors to the left, good actors to the right, metaphorically speaking. Now, if you are a chicken shit fence sitter, with your destiny and Karma in the shitter, nothing in this commentary will be of any interest to you. It might make you mad but… you’re already mad, aren’t you (in every sense of the word)?
The physical facts of material culture tell us what we see all around us, according to the limited bandwidth of the location. Is this essentially misleading? Yes it is. What does this do to the human mind when, on the one hand, it is presented with incrementally greater and more absurd lies, while at the same time, the resident witness is being impacted by a more enduring truth that preempts and overrides what the senses report? This implies an advancing train wreck, which is the unavoidable result of lying to yourself. There are many ways to engage the truth but… no matter what, at some point the truth will engage you. Yes, at some point, the truth will engage you and only one of you is going to walk away from that encounter.
We hold these fiends to be self reverent. We hold all of what has been said here to be obvious and easily proven beyond dispute. How then comes the argument and outrage, concerning what is about as difficult to register as a fart in an elevator? How is it that so many smart and, in their own estimation, talented, and in their own estimation, courageous, men and women can mince all around the glaring and impossible to doubt, or disprove a reality that looms up in every direction like a gigantic, smoking stinking turd, marinated in Eau de Skunk? These feckless and self-nobilized Kool-Aid junkies go to bed every night with a days old road kill animal for their pillow but… nothing smells funny to them. Well, these men and women are all whores and cowards. They will not say what needs to be said, mostly because they won’t get to say it anymore if they do and because they sold their asses for a time share condo in Boca Raton.
Ah yes… Florida, the Sunshine State. It is there that we find the convergence of two of Americas most reprehensible syndicates; the Fundie Christian and the serial killing Zionist. They go there to bake their brown lizard skins before the gaze of the best disinfectant. It is not surprising that they just gave a black woman 20 years in prison for firing a gun into a wall. She would have gotten less time if she had shot the sonofabitch, but I digress. For some reason, the Zimmerman Caper didn’t work for her. Maybe it won’t ultimately work for him either.
I know it’s hard to keep your head up, when malicious entities are trying to bury it in the ground. I know it’s hard to hear these things, when you have heard enough of them here but have done nothing about it, while in the process of moving along to something else. Until such time as a rousing chorus of voices shall join me in righteous song, you will keep hearing about it. It must be said or go back to sleep and pretend you’re dead. You might as well be and will be. All those roads lead to the catacombs beneath Rome.
I had no thought of these things this morning when I rose from my bed. The thoughts were thrust upon me in the first few things I read. Either you believe as I do that resolution is at hand, or you believe what you are told and you really, really don’t want to get involved. Maybe it will all just go away. Yes, that day is at hand and you will be accompanying it when it heads on out of town.
23 - Scientists remotely activate and deactivate genes with radio waves
By Madison Ruppert
Editor of End the Lie
Geneticists at Rockefeller University in New York have demonstrated the ability to remotely activate and deactivate specially engineered insulin production genes in mice through the use of radio waves.
As unbelievable as it sounds, this could represent a radically new understanding of how genes work as well as the ability to create an entirely new field of medical treatments.
Like many cutting edge technologies such as mind-controlled robots, new lifelike humanoid robots and microchips allowing mobile devices to see through walls and other objects, I see this breakthrough as having either radically beneficial or unimaginably detrimental uses in the future.
Unfortunately it has become quite clear that the pharmaceutical industry and the agencies that supposedly regulate them, like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are far from trustworthy.
This latest advance could give scientists the ability to remotely modify the activity of genes without any surgery or even traditional drugs.
However, while they bill the treatment as completely non-invasive, that is not entirely accurate. The researchers did, in fact, have to inject nanoparticles into the mice being studied in order to affect the genes.
Currently the lead author of the study, Jeffrey Friedman, says that this will be applied to research, allowing scientists to manipulate cells in a non-invasive manner.
Yet Friedman, a molecular geneticist, says that if this technique is continuously refined it could also have clinical applications.
This study, called “Radio-Wave Heating of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Can Regulate Plasma Glucose in Mice” was published in Science earlier this month.
The process which Friedman and his colleagues used involved coated iron oxide nanoparticles with antibodies which then would bind to a modified version of an ion channel on the surface of cells.
The target was a modified version of the temperature-sensitive ion channel known as TRPV1 and the researchers injected the particles into tumors growing under the skin of the mice being studied.
The researchers then utilized a magnetic field created by a piece of hardware somewhat like a downsized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device to heat the nanoparticles.
Low-frequency radio waves targeted the nanoparticles and heated them to 42 degrees Celsius, at which point the ion channel was activated, allowing calcium to flow into the cells and trigger secondary signals, which then went on to activate an engineered calcium-sensitive gene which produced insulin.
After a mere 30 minutes of being exposed to the low-frequency radio waves, the insulin levels in the mice increased and their blood sugar levels dropped as well.
However, Friedman emphasizes that this is not being done in order to create a new treatment for diabetes. Instead, it was just used because it provides an easily measured physiological variable to monitor the activity of the remotely controlled genes.
“There are many good treatments for diabetes that are much simpler,” Friedman said, while recognizing that it could potentially be used to activate other proteins to treat other conditions as well.
Using these low-frequency waves seems to be one of the most key components to this research.
“The great thing about this system is that radio-wave heating can penetrate deep tissue, and TRPV1 can focus that stimulus very locally to just where you have the nanoparticles,” said David Julius, a physiologist who studies TRPV1 at the University of California, San Francisco, according to Nature.
This research is just in its fledgling stages at the moment and this study is more of a proof of concept than anything else.
That being said, if this is developed and applied to some of our hardest to tackle illnesses, I believe this could be a major breakthrough for human health.
Yet at the same time, I could see this being used for less-than-admirable purposes as well, including actually making people sick.
Hopefully such a thing would never occur, but unfortunately the pharmaceutical industry has proven that they are interest in profits, not health, so it wouldn’t be all too surprising, in my humble opinion.
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24 - ADL’S ATTEMPT TO SODOMIZE AMERICA
INTERVIEW WITH REVEREND TED PIKE
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Reverend Pike, often featured on the Rense Radio Program, has played a key role in opposing and exposing the Anti Defamation League’s Hate Crimes Legislations.
Brother Nathanael Kapner: Can you give us some background information on the Anti Defamation League’s Hate Crimes Legislations?
Reverend Ted Pike: The ADL, like all powerful Jewish lobbies, can make or break an incumbent congressman or senator.
Coupled with their access to billions of Jewish dollars and their connections with the Jewish owned media, the ADL intimidates politicians with the threat of losing their seats and being smeared in the press if they do not agree to drafted-legislations which they promote as“model legislations.”
In other words, Jewish supremacists are making the laws of our nation, not our elected officials. Any dissent means political ruin by the vengeful, all-powerful Jewish lobby.
One of the ADL-drafted-legislations is the Federal Hate Crimes Bill known as the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The bill was passed by Congress on October 22, 2009. Abraham Foxman, ADL’s director, hailed the passage as “a great day for America.”
Sadly, our elected officials are pressured by the ADL to continue these “great days for America.” The fact is, secular Jewish supremacy — led by the Anti Defamation League — is deeply entrenched in Washington, promoting its anti-Christian, anti-freedom, un-American agenda. Democrats especially are overtly complicit with the Zionist Occupied Government.
Br Nathanael: What is the import of the Federal Hate Crimes Law?
Ted Pike: The new Hate Crimes Law builds upon the Hate Crimes Law of 1968, inspired by civil rights legislation. This law criminalizes a violent action against a federally protected group. However, the law could not be enforced due to State & Local prerogatives which created barriers against federal intrusion.
However, the new law removes all barriers against federal intrusion of State & Local law enforcement rights. The Federal government can now go after anyone they want to for “hate” towards homosexuals, lesbians, and transgenders as specified in the bill — despiteState & Local protection.
A Federal police state with absolute power has thus been created. Herein lies the attack on freedom of speech with a special bias against Christians who affirm the Biblical prohibitions against sexual perversion. The ultimate agenda of the ADL is to break down Christian conservative values in America.
Br Nathanael: What is the ADL’s latest effort in expanding their Federal Hate Crimes Law?
Ted Pike: The ADL’s latest legislative poison is called The Student Nondiscrimination Act of 2010. This law, HR 4530, gives grade and high school homosexual students special rights and protection over the majority.
It claims to protect students who feel harassed because of their homosexual orientation or desire to be perceived as the opposite gender. If they feel pressured to the point that they don’t want to participate in a school activity, the bill says these students deserve the same federal advocacy given blacks under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Br Nathanael: Is there an indirect targeting of Christians who might affirm the Biblical prohibition against depraved sexuality in their dealings with fellow homosexual students?
Ted Pike: Yes. The bill includes special protection to heterosexual students who feel intimidated to not associate with homosexuals. These students may also invite federal prosecution of their “homophobic,” that is, CHRISTIAN, fellow students, teachers or parents.
HR 4530 says if school officials do nothing when they know a student is being harassed because of their homosexuality or heavily pressured not to associate with a homosexual student, these authorities face federal indictment.
State and local governments which do not educate and punish those who intimidate pro-gay students will lose federal funding. Thus Christian students, teachers or parents will be persecuted, their voice suppressed, then imprisoned if the offense continues.
Br Nathanael: Does the bill define “harassment” and “intimidation?”
Ted Pike: With malicious intent, The Student Nondiscrimination Act does not adequately define “harassment” or “intimidation.” If this bill passes, these ambiguous terms will be enshrined in federal law providing a pretext for persecution of Christian students and faculty.
Thus, under this act, homosexual students will decide when they’ve been sufficiently “harassed” or “intimidated.”
Br Nathanael: Does this mean that 6 year old students can initiate prosecution against a Christian who “harasses” or “intimidates” them?
Ted Pike: A grade school boy or girl who thinks they are victimized can persuade their local liberal, feminist or gay district attorney and summon the force of federal intervention.
If such “victimized” children want to launch civil lawsuits against students, parents or Church leaders, this bill makes it clear nothing will prevent them. This is exactly what the ADL is after - persecution of Christians.
Br Nathanael: Are homosexuals, lesbians and transgenders actually being harassed in public schools?
Ted Pike: There is no evidence that widespread harassment of homosexuals in our public schools is an “especially severe problem” as the bill alleges—not with ADL-sponsored tolerance education abounding on campuses.
The Anti Defamation League is exaggerating an “epidemic of hate” in public schools, dramatizing rare abuses to justify massive federal jurisdiction.
Br Nathanael: Having grown up in Judaism, it is considered a disgrace to the Jewish family if a son or daughter identifies as a homosexual or lesbian. What then is the ADL’s ultimate goal with this new legislation?
Ted Pike: The aim of the Anti Defamation League is to establish the federal government as the pro-homosexual educator and punisher of Christian opponents of homosexuality at every level of public schooling. HR 4530 amounts to federal endorsement of adolescent homosexuality as a legitimate, normal alternative.
The bill will flood government-sponsored educational programs into public schools to promote homosexual self-esteem. Its encouragement of homosexuality on the grade school level will destroy young consciences even before they have been formed. Indeed, the ADL will gain more ground in their attempt to sodomize America…
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Who Said :
‘The Jews Are Our Misfortune ?’
By Brother Nathanael Kapner, Copyright 2012
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“Die Juden sind unser Ungluck!” was a slogan, (a quote actually), printed on the bottom of the popular Third Reich newspaper, Der Sturmer.
Translated, the slogan states, “The Jews are our Misfortune!”
Der Sturmer was published by Julius Streicher from 1923 to 1945. The paper was endorsedby Hitler as a useful tool for influencing the man on the street. Yet still, neither Hitler nor Der Sturmer were the authors of the slogan.
After the war, Streicher was tried and hung at the Nuremberg trials for “crimes against humanity”—translate—”criticizing the Jews.” And the Jews got him “hung from the gallows”simply for publishing the paper.
In 1935, Der Sturmer published the article, “How the Jew Hates the Sturmer.” Excerpts from its opening lines describe why Jewry feared the paper:
“The Sturmer is a guide to the solution of the Jewish Question. A fearsome accuser of Pan-Jewry.
Over the last decades our thinking fell victim to the poisoning of the Jewish world press. The Jew even silenced the voice of German blood. Our people stood before the abyss of a complete lack of judgment.
This is why the Sturmer keeps saying: ‘The Jews Are Our Misfortune!’ This is why it is so hated by the Jews. Everyone knows that the Jew only fights that which he fears. And he fears the Sturmer in the depths of his soul!” View Entire Story Here.
The article points to the dominance of Jewry over the media both in Germany and beyond its borders.
And in stating that the masses had fallen “victim” to the poisoning of the Jewish world press and “stood” before the abyss of complete lack of judgment, the paper was unknowingly auguring a warning for future generations.
ROOTS OF MISFORTUNE
“The Jews are our Misfortune!” was originally put forth by Heinrich von Treitschke (1834-1896), a Professor of History at the University of Berlin and admired for his penetrating analysis of German political life.
His greatest achievement was his multi-volume, “History of Germany in the 19th Century.”
In his University lectures, political essays, and even in his History of Germany, Treitschke expressed disdain for the Jews.
In 1880, he published a pamphlet entitled, “A Word About Our Jews,” which enjoyed much popularity. In this pamphlet the assertion, “The Jews are our misfortune,” first appeared.
Although to this day Jewry labels Treitschke as an “anti-Semite”… yet with astonishing prescience in sketching the Jewish problem of his day Treitschke shadowed forth the Western world’s current plight:
“The influence of Jewry on our national life nowadays shows itself in many ways harmful.
Just read the History of the Jews by Graetz. What rage against the ‘arch-enemy,’ the Christian Church!
Most dangerous is the preponderance of Jewry in the daily press. Their anti-Christian defamations and blasphemies are shocking.
Scarcely was emancipation achieved before Jewry demanded parity in everything. They refuse to see that we are a Christian people and that they are only a minority among us. We have experienced their demands that Christian images be set aside and that their sabbath be celebrated in mixed schools.
An evil that everyone felt but no one wanted to touch upon is now openly discussed. Among educated men who reject any idea of church intolerance there rings with one voice: ‘The Jews are our misfortune!’” View Entire Story Here, Here & Here.
A SPIRITUAL DEVASTATION is now wreaking havoc in what formerly was known and experienced as “Christendom.”
In a newly published book, “Coming Apart: The State of White America,” the white working class is shown as no longer clinging to religion but letting go of everything that once distinguished it.
This is surely due to Jewry’s control of the media where defamation of the Church is rampant. The Jewish-produced sitcom, “Good Christian Bitches,” is just one example of Jewry’s ridicule of Christianity.
Could it be true then—that even today—the Jews are our misfortune ?
2007 PROF.DR.ARIEL TOAF
- yes, Jews are a corrupting and disruptive element in society;
- yes, Jews lend money at 40% and seem to do little else;
- yes, Jews buy and sell justice with huge bribes;
- yes, Jews pull off all sorts of fraudulent bankruptcies and swindles;
- yes, Jews resort to poisoning and assassination when thwarted;
- yes, Jews are obsessed with hatred for Christians and the Christian religion;
- yes, Jews kidnapped and castrated Christian boys on a large scale and sold them into slavery in Islamic Spain for centuries;
- yes, Jews used [and still use?] human blood in all sorts of quack remedies, despite the Biblical prohibition, even for minor complaints;
- yes, Jews used [and still use?] Christian human blood in their matzoh balls at Passover;
- yes, Jews used [and still use?] Christian human blood in their wine at Passover;
- yes, the blood had to be from Christian boys no more than 7 years of age;
- yes, the blood had [has?] to be certified kosher by a rabbi;
- yes, there was [is?] a large and profitable trade in fake blood products and animal blood, which was [are?] unsuitable to the purpose;
- yes, Christians tried to sell the blood of Christian boys to Jews, but were rejected because the Jews feared it was animal blood; but no,
no Christian boys were ever killed to obtain the blood. Never, never! Or hardly ever. It all came from “voluntary donors” !
Prof.Dr.Ariel Toaf - son of a rabbi - in his unpublished book ''BLOOD PASSOVER''.
26 - The Life of an American Jew in Racist Marxist Israel Part II
Jack Bernstein – The People’s Voice
Before Israel became a state in 1948, Jews worldwide were filled with Zionist propaganda that Israel would be a homeland for all Jews, a refuge for persecuted Jews, a democratic country and the fulfillment of biblical prophecy.
I am an Ashkenazi Jew who spent the first 25 years of my life in the United States, the country that has given ALL Jews freedom and the opportunity to prosper — and prosper we Jews did, to the point that one portion of the Jews (the Zionists) have gained a position of political and economic dominance in the U.S.
To fully understand the story I am about to tell, it is important that you understand what Zionism really is. Zionist propaganda has led the American people to believe that Zionism and Judaism are one and the same and that they are religious in nature. This is a blatant lie.
Judaism is a religion; but Zionism is a political movement started mainly by East European (Ashkenazi) Jews who for centuries have been the main force behind communism/socialism. The ultimate goal of the Zionists is one-world government under the control of the Zionists and the Zionist-oriented Jewish international bankers. Communism/socialism are merely tools to help them accomplish their goal.
Israel’s Attack on the U.S.S. Liberty
During the 1967 War, one of the most daring acts of treachery was committed. It was the attack on an American ship, the USS Liberty, by America’s so-called friend, Israel.
During Israel’s treacherous attack on Egypt, the USS Liberty, an American surveillance ship, was cruising off the coast of Israel monitoring the progress of the attack.
Realizing the USS Liberty was learning and recording Israel’s acts of treachery, Israeli leaders decided to ‘get rid’ of the evidence. Israeli planes and torpedo boats attacked Liberty with the obvious intent of sinking it. If the ship was sunk, thus destroying the evidence, Israel then could blame Egypt for the attack — and the Zionist controlled news-media in America would have given the lie as fact with the intent of turning the American people against Egypt. But, fortunately — bravery on the part of the Liberty crew kept the ship afloat. Israel failed in its act of treachery against America, its ally, but during the attack, Israel killed 34 crew members of the Liberty and wounded 171.
Israel claimed the attack on the Liberty was a case of mistaken identity. But, reports by the surviving crew and other evidence prove the attack by Israel was intentional.
Facts about the attack on the USS Liberty were conveniently omitted by the Zionist controlled American news-media. All that the Zionists told the American people was that Israel had sunk an American ship, but that it was a case of mistaken identity.
An investigation by the U.S. Government was subdued and the matter quickly forgotten. This is a good example of the tremendous influence the Zionists have over the U.S. Government.
The cover-up of the whole scandalous affair by the U.S. Government could not have succeeded if the news-media had done its duty and reported the facts surrounding the attack. It is a good example of the power the Zionist controlled news-media in America to distort or withhold important news from the American people.
1973 War – The treachery on the part of Israel and the Soviets that led to the 1967 War embittered the Arab people and immediately they began arming with the intent of retaliating for this Israeli treachery and to try and take back the land that Israel had taken from them. By 1973 they were prepared.
Even though several Arab countries were preparing militarily, they were trying to peacefully work out a solution with Israel. But, Israel was assured that their Zionist brethren in America would use their power over the U.S. Government to make sure that the U.S. would support Israel. So, Israel’s leaders continued to maintain a belligerent attitude.
Realizing the hopelessness of further negotiating with Israel’s leaders, Egypt along with Jordan, Syria and Iraq attacked Israel — and they were winning.
With Israel facing defeat, the powerful Zionists in America pulled the strings of their power over the U.S. Government and the U.S. Government officials obeyed their Zionist masters. Massive amounts of U.S. military equipment and arms were airlifted at taxpayer’s expense to Israel to bolster the retreating Israeli forces.
This U.S. aid enabled Israel to turn the tide and emerge victorious. Yes, Israel was saved, but so much U.S. military equipment was airlifted to Israel at that time that the U.S. armed forces were left in short supply and in a weakened position.
U.S. Government officials are so much under the influence of the Zionists that they had alerted the 82nd Airborne Division stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C. and U.S. troops stationed in Germany for the purpose of being sent to aid Israel, if necessary.
It is pretty sad that to please the Zionist power in America, U.S. Government officials are willing to sacrifice the lives of American boys to save Zionist/Marxist Israel.
Young men already in the U.S. armed forces and their parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters should especially be concerned about Israeli precipitated wars and attempts to involve the U.S. in these wars, because if necessary, to save Israel in one of their acts of aggression, the U.S. Government will bow to the American Zionists and send American boys into combat — the boys will have no choice but fight on the side of Zionist/Marxist Israel.
IF AMERICAN BOYS DIE IN A FUTURE MID-EAST WAR, YOU WILL KNOW THAT THOSE RESPONSIBLE WILL BE THE ZIONIST JEWS OF AMERICA and THE WEAK-SPINED POLITICIAN IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WHO BOW TO THEIR ZIONIST LORDS.
New York/Moscow/Tel Aviv Triangle
At this point, you may be confused, Israel and the Soviets are ideological allies — both follow the ideas of Karl Marx, so both are communist/socialist. Yet, the Soviets supplied military equipment to the Arabs — Israel’s enemies; and at the same time, the Soviet Union’s enemy, the United States, was arming Israel.
To understand the treachery which Zionist/Bolshevik Jews are capable and to understand the treachery which took place before and during the 1973 War, I must explain the New York/Moscow/Tel Aviv Triangle. To do so, it is necessary to go back a few years in history.
A heavy migration of Jews from Russia to America started in 1831. Most of these were communist Jews. So many of these communist/Bolshevik Jews settled in New York City that New York has been referred to as ‘Moscow on the Hudson’.
It has been pointed out, and with good reason, that decisions regarding communist policies come not from Moscow, but from New York City. Whether this is a fact or not is immaterial. What is important is the fact that there is a close tie between the Zionist/Bolshevik Jews in New York City and the Zionist/Bolshevik Jews in Moscow, and extending to include the Zionist/Bolshevik Jews who dominate Israel’s government.
The Zionist power over the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C. stems from the Zionist/Bolsheviks centered in New York City. It is from New York that orders go out to the vast Zionist network all over the U.S. — a network that influences the economic and political affairs of not only our federal government, but nearly all, if not all, state governments, and to a great extent the governments of the larger and even medium sized cities. This power of the Zionist/Bolshevik Jews over the U.S. makes the New York leg of the New York/Moscow/Tel Aviv Triangle a tremendous influence over communist policies.
In viewing the 1973 War, most people and it seems most Arabs are of the impression that since Soviet Russia sold equipment to Egypt and other Arab countries, the Soviets were in support of the Arabs in the 1973 War. This is a false impression. To understand that this is the result of more deceit on the part of Israel and the Soviet Union, you must be aware of the Golda Meir — Stalin/ Kaganovich Pact.
Golda Meir had been born in Russia, grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and in 1921 migrated to Israel. In 1949, Golda Meir became Israel’s first ambassador to the Soviet Union.
Representing Israel, Ambassador Golda Meir, a Bolshevik Jewess, met with two representatives of the Soviet Union: Kaganovich, a Bolshevik Jew and Stalin who had married a Bolshevik Jewess. They made a secret agreement — a pact.
ISRAEL’S PART OF THE PACT WAS:
1) Israel would not allow any Western country, especially the U.S. to build military bases on Israeli territory.
2) Israel would allow an official communist party to function freely in Israel.
3) Israel would not make any agreement to solve the Palestinian problem.
4) Israel would influence world Jewry, especially in the U.S. to have Western Powers adopt a policy of favoring Israel over the Arabs.
5) Israel was to continue its Marxist economic policies and prevent any free-enterprise tendencies.
SOVIET UNION’S PART OF THE PACT WAS:
1) The Soviets would institute a pro-Arab policy solely as a camouflage for its true intentions which was to furnish aid to the Arabs, but never enough to enable the Arabs to destroy Israel.
2) The Soviets would open the gates of Soviet satellite countries to Jewish immigration to Israel. Should this be insufficient, Soviet Russia then would open its own gates to immigration.
3) The Soviets would absolutely guarantee the security of Israel.
Both the Soviet Union and Israel would exchange intelligence reports.
>From the terms of this pact, you can see it was, and still is, the aim of the Soviet Union and Zionist/Marxist Israel to prevent peace between the Arab countries and Israel until all the Arab countries are forced to adopt socialism under Soviet leadership.
In the conduct of the 1973 War you can see part of this deceitful agreement being utilized — in particular the part about the Soviet Union helping the Arabs — but not helping enough to defeat Israel.
In planning the 1967 War, Israel was aware that the Arab countries bordering Israel were buying equipment from the Soviets, an Israeli ally. But, because of the Golda Meir — Stalin/Kaganovich Pact, Israeli leaders knew the Soviets would not help the Arabs enough to defeat Israel — that the aid the Soviets were giving the Arabs was only ‘bait’ to draw the Arab countries into the Soviet trap. Also, Israeli leaders knew that their American Zionist brethren were making sure the U.S. Government was supplying enough arms to stop the Arabs; and would send more equipment, even troops if necessary.
When the 1973 War started, Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Iraq surprised Israel with their improved fighting capability.
The Egyptian Army faced what would seem an impossible task in its attempt to penetrate Israeli territory.
First, there was the water barrier, the Suez Canal, to cross. Then, they would face a high wall of sand and fine dust which was erected by Israel. Behind that wall was a third barrier — a line of Israeli fortifications. These fortifications were stronger than the Maginot Line erected by France before World War II to stop any German invasion of France.
Yet, by ingenuity, the Egyptian Army crossed the Suez Canal, went over the sand and dust barrier and broke through the heavy fortifications in a matter of a few hours.
Israel was in trouble; the Arabs were winning the war.
But, as pre-planned — If necessary, the U.S. airlifted huge amounts of military equipment and supplies to Israel and, as I mentioned before, the U.S. Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, N.C. and U.S. troops stationed in Germany were placed on alert and would have been sent to help the Israeli forces if it became necessary to help Israel win the war. Fortunately for America, American troops weren’t needed to help Israel survive. The additional arms were enough. However, the Arab forces were strong enough to stop Israel from taking over more Arab land. In fact, Egypt was able to take back part of the Sinai.
Egypt’s President Sadat realized that the Soviets had no intention of helping the Arabs win the war; that the Soviets in selling them some equipment were only trying to trap Egypt in the Soviet net. So, Sadat kicked Soviet military advisors and civilian technicians out of Egypt.
1982 Invasion of Lebanon
In Israel, most Jews have become tired of Israel’s involvement in war and aggressive acts and want peace. It is only the communist faction that wants war. Sadly, it is these communists who are in power in Israel.
The 1982 attack into Lebanon by Israel further divided the Jewish population of Israel — even within the more militant Zionist Jews there is a split.
The reason given by Israeli leaders for the attack into Lebanon was ‘to root out the Palestine Liberation Army (PLO) and stop their terrorist attacks into Israel. Many Israeli’s have dared speak out and condemn this reason as false. They have pointed out that in an effort to achieve peace with Israel, the P.L.O. had for 11 months refrained from making any attacks on Israel.
The real reasons for Israel’s attack Lebanon were: (And still are, according to the latest headlines).
1) It is the intention of Israel’s Zionist/Marxist leaders to carry on perpetual war. The attack into Lebanon was merely another phase of Israel’s ‘wars of aggression’ policy.
2) Water is scarce in the Mideast, especially in Israel. Ever since Israel became a state, it has wanted the waters of the Litani River for use in Israel, and the only way they could get it was to go in and take it militarily.
Israeli leaders and the general population figured the war would last only a few days. But, the Palestinians and other Arabs fought heroically against the Israeli invaders who had far superior equipment. As the months passed without victory, and as more Israeli soldiers were brought home and buried, dissent within Israel spread. In the Israeli military forces, many members resigned or refused to carry out orders because it would have meant killing innocent civilians.
The death of the 250 Marines serving in Lebanon has been blamed on the Arabs. This is as it had been reported by the Zionist controlled news-media in America. But, this has not been proven! In fact, reliable reports coming out of Lebanon indicate the terrorist attack on the American marine base was planned by Israeli military personnel or theMossad, Israel’s secret service. In that case, who actually carried out the attack is immaterial — Israeli personnel planned and instigated the attack. It is common practice for the Zionist/Marxists to plan a covert act and then get someone else to do the dirty work.
By instigating the attack on the Marine base, the Israeli ‘War Hawks’ had hoped the attack would turn the American people against the Arabs and that America could be drawn into the war and further help Israel in its aggression against the Arabs. Fortunately, the American people didn’t fall for the trap.
A good example of how the Zionists will commit an act of terrorism with the thought of someone else being blamed is the Layon Affair. In 1954 a group of Israeli’s set off a series of bombings of American institutions in Egypt including the American Embassy. They expected that Egypt would be blamed for the bombings and cause a break in U.S.-Egyptian relations.
Fortunately, Egyptian authorities caught the Israeli agents in the act of setting one of the bombs and the whole Israeli plot was exposed.
Most Americans are not aware of the treacherous Layon Affair because the Zionist controlled U.S. news-media failed to report it; just as they failed to report the facts surrounding the Israeli shelling of the USS LIBERTY.
When will Israel stir up another war — 1985? — 1986? It is difficult to predict, but it is certain that Israel will cause another war unless the American people learn the truth about Zionist/Marxist Israel and act to stop the politicians in Washington from bowing to the American Zionists and stop using American taxpayer’s money to finance Israel’s war machine.
There is no doubt that Israel has a powerful military force. The base of Israel’s military power is the massive amounts of the latest equipment supplied by the U.S. and paid for by the American taxpayers.
Weakness in Israel’s Military
But serious weaknesses have developed in Israel’s military. It is in the makeup of the personnel that weaknesses emerge. This is due to two main reasons:
1) Because Israel has continuously been involved in war or preparing for war, the cream of Israel’s youth are leaving Israel or they find some excuse to not serve in the armed forces. The Israeli Army is so short of manpower that it is openly recruiting homosexuals of which Israel has an abundant supply. In 1976 an Israeli army officer testifying before the Knesset (Israel’s Congress) said in effect, if we do not recruit homosexuals, we will not have enough manpower to fill the ranks.
Also, it has been learned that Israel has had to resort to hiring foreign mercenaries. (Paid fighters).
2) Another weak point is the growing ill-feeling between Ashkenazi Jews and Sephardic Jews in the Israeli Army. This has developed because nearly all the officers are Ashkenazi Jews and most of the lower ranks who must do the fighting are Sephardic Jews. Due to the shabby treatment of Sephardic Jews by the Ashkenazi Jews in the Army, a mutiny by Sephardic Jews is a strong possibility.
A Warning to Mr., Mrs. and Miss America
The Marxist Zionists who rule Israel and the Marxist Zionists in America have been trying to trick the U.S. into a Mideast war on the side of Israel, of course. They almost succeeded when U.S. Marines were sent to Lebanon in 1982. The blood of the 250 American Marines who died in Lebanon is dripping from the hands of the Israeli and American Zionists.
If more Americans are not made aware of the truth about Zionist/Marxist Israel, you can be sure that, sooner or later, these atheists who claim to be God’s Chosen People will trick the U.S. into a Mideast war against the Arabs who in the past have always been America’s best friends. Then, –
More American boys will die because of these clever murderous Zionists, WHO, incidentally, have been responsible for pushing America into WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II, the KOREAN WAR and the VIETNAM WAR.
While Zionist International Bankers and other Zionist Jews were busy counting their profits from those wars, American mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters were mourning the loss of their sons and brothers.
WILL YOU SOMEDAY BE MOURNING THE LOSS OF YOUR SON OR BROTHER — because of Zionist treachery?
Since Israel (formerly Palestine) is the land where, Jesus and Mohammed once walked, it would seem the inhabitants of this land would have respect for this holy land and for the religious sites that exist.
Crime in Israel
Nearly all Arab Moslems and Arab Christians do have respect, even reverence, toward the holiness of the land; but, only a small minority of the Jews have this same respect. 95% of the Jewish population are atheists or secular humanists and are not held back by the 10 commandments or other restraints on sinful human behavior.
When the Zionist/Bolshevik Jews won control of the ‘Holy Land’, every form of sin began seeping into this land. Within a few short decades, this holy land became a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah. Drug trade, drug abuse, illegal weapons sales, prostitution, gambling, labor racketeering, murder, extortion, blackmail, insurance fraud, loan sharking and corruption of government officials and police.
Israel has a highly organized crime syndicate headquartered in Bat-Yam near Tel Aviv. Many members of the crime syndicate are ex-convicts and ex-commandos from the Israeli Army and they are highly skilled in the use of weapons and explosives.
The crime syndicate in Israel operates openly because of corruption in government and police circles. Some of the police and government officials are actively associated with the crime operation. The average American doesn’t hear of this, the real side of Israel, because the Zionist controlled press, radio and TV in America keeps silent about it. But, in Israel some newspapers report the facts. For instance: Right in the middle of page one of the Hebrew language newspapers a couple of years ago was an article that said in effect, what the Italian mafia couldn’t accomplish in 40 years, the Israeli mafia accomplished in 5 years. It has developed the largest illegal drug exporting ring in the Mideast, selling drugs mainly to Germany and the U.S. They have even set up a distribution network within Germany and the U.S.
Except for a few religious Jews who have emotional religious ties to the holy sites in Israel, and lower class Jews who can’t afford to leave, all other decent Jews have left or are planning to leave. One big reason is the sin permeating virtually every phase of Israeli society is too much for decent Jews to endure.
Israel’s Arms Industry
Since terrorism, violence and war are a way of life in Israel, it is only natural that manufacturing of military equipment and arms has become Israel’s main industry and export. During the first few years of its existence, Israel acquired its military needs from the U.S. and from communist countries. But, gradually with U.S. assistance, Israel developed its own arms industry.
ZIONIST DOMINATION OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS LED TO AN ‘ISRAEL FIRST’ POLICY. THIS ‘ISRAEL FIRST’ POLICY HAS SEVERELY HURT THE U.S. ECONOMY.
Instead of manufacturing certain military materials in the U.S. and thus provide jobs for American worker, factories were set up in Israel with U.S. financing and technical assistance to manufacture these products.
The U.S. has also helped Israel set up factories to produce electronic equipment, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, home appliances, etc., all products that could have been produced in the U.S.
While Israel profits from these ‘Help Israel’ ventures, American workers are left standing in unemployment lines.
Manufacturing of certain war materials has become so great that it has become Israel’s main export. This war-creating country which has been portrayed as ‘the only barrier to communism in the Mideast’ sell its war products to anyone who has the money — including repressive dictatorships — FASCIST or COMMUNIST.
Israel not only sells weapons made in Israel, but also sells weapons supplied to Israel by the U.S.
It has been discovered that some weapons used by Soviet forces in Afghanistan wereMADE IN AMERICA and originally shipped to Israel.
Also, it has been learned that some weapons used by Cuban forces in Angola were MADE IN AMERICA and originally shipped to Israel.
It is ironic that the United States is in a life and death struggle against the spread of Communism. Yet, our Zionist-dominated U.S. Government allows military equipment to be shipped to communist forces VIA ISRAEL.
Israel’s Racist Policies
You will recall that I mentioned my troubles in Israel began when I, an Ashkenazi Jew, married a Sephardic Jewess. Anti-Sephardic treatment by Ashkenazi Jews is even official government policy. This racism runs very deep in Israel and sharply divides the Jewish population.
One day, I entered a cafe in Tel Aviv. The place was crowded and I sat down on the only seat available. Also sitting at this table were 5 Sephardic Jews from Morocco. They learned that I was studying the Hebrew language, so they were helping me with my studies when a blue-eyed, Nazi-type Israeli police officer walked into the cafe.
He ordered me to “Get away from those Kooshim. ‘Kooshim’ in Hebrew means ‘Niggers.’
I replied, “After I finish eating”.
The officer drew his service revolver and said, “You move now!“
“You had better listen to him,” the cafe owner advised. So, I got up.
Standing close to me, the officer pointed his gun right at my face and ordered, “Throw your coffee and pastry on the floor”.
With a gun pointed at me, I didn’t argue, I threw the coffee and pastry on the floor.
Then he said, “Get out of here and don’t come back”. Later, I learned that I was lucky. He could have arrested me if he had wished; and he could have even shot me under vague Israeli laws.
In the U.S., if anyone complains of police brutality or misconduct, there is an investigation, but not in Israel. The person registering a complaint can expect police reprisal in the form of a beating. Besides being denied decent housing and decent employment because I was married to a Sephardic Jewess, I was the target of racial slurs. Several times I was even attacked by Ashkenazi Jews because I had married a Sephardic Jewess. Other American Ashkenazi who had gone to Israel and married Sephardic Jewesses received the same treatment as I. Because Sephardic Jews are victims of the racist practices against them, I had often heard, in Israel, a Sephardic Jew tell a European Ashkenazi Jew, “Hitler didn’t kill enough of you bastards”.
Please read the next paragraph carefully…
I was born in the United States, attended public schools, worked in various parts of the U.S. and served 2 years in the U.S. Army. Not even once was I persecuted or had racist remarks made to me because I was a Jew. It is ironic that once in Israel, the so-called “Paradise for all Jews,” I, A Jew suffered because of racism.
The Zionist controlled news-media in America has kept from the American people the news that Israel is intensely racist. Most Ashkenazi Jews in America are not aware of the racism in Israel. Even those Jews who have visited Israel are not aware because they are carefully kept from witnessing racist incidents.
However, Sephardic Jews in America have spread the truth about the practice of racism against the Sephardic Jews in Israel. Knowing of this, Sephardic Jews have not been among those Jews who migrated to Israel from America.
From what I have written so far, you should now realize that few Jews practice Judaism. Most Jews are atheists or they follow humanism which is anti-God religion. So the portrayal that Jews are a religious people who look to Israel as a fulfillment of biblical prophecy is a myth. Also, the portrayal that Jews are one race of people is a myth. The Sephardic Jew – Ashkenazi Jew division is adequate proof.
RACISM AS PRACTICED IN ISRAEL IS ONE REASON THAT ISRAEL WILL SOONER OR LATER DESTROY ITSELF.
Communism in Israel
The Zionist controlled news-media in the U.S. has led the American people to believe that Israel is the only barrier holding back communism in the Mideast. This would be humorous if it did not have such serious implications for the United States.
From what I have said so far, you should now realize that Israel is basically a Marxist country mixed with some Nazi-type fascism. A large book could be written about it, but for now I only wish to add:
1) Israel is the only country in the Mideast that allows communist parties to operate — there are three. Ironically, it is the Arab countries which forbid communist parties to operate. (The exception is North Yemen which, through treachery, was taken over by the communists). Some of the Arab countries buy military equipment from communist countries because they can’t get enough from the U.S. to offset the huge amounts the U.S. provides Israel. But, that’s as far as any Arab/Soviet ties go.
2) The Soviet Union allows a good number of Jews to leave if they promise to go to Israel and Israel welcomes these communist oriented Jews. It must be noted that once out of the Soviet Union, many, if not most, Soviet Jews come to the U.S. instead of going to Israel. It must also be noted that hundreds of thousands of Jews have left Israel since its founding; some sources put the number at one million. Some of these Jews have requested to go back to the Soviet Union rather than live in Israel. Life for these Jews is better in Soviet Russia.
3) The latest scientific developments that the U.S. provides Israel is channeled on to the Soviet Union. The main center through which this scientific information passes is Israel’s Weizman Institute in the town of Rehoovot about 40 kilometers south of Tel Aviv.
4) About one-third (1/3) of the knesset belong to one of Israel’s communist, socialist or other Marxist oriented parties.
That should put to rest the lie about Israel being the only barrier against Communism in the Mideast.
In fact, it is the Arab countries that form the barrier that has stopped the spread of communism in the Mideast. Israel is one leg of the New York/Moscow/Tel Aviv Triangle which is behind the communist movement.
Terrorism and Violence
At the First Zionist Congress which was held in 1897 in Basel, Switzerland, one of the goals set was to create a Jewish state in the land of Palestine. At that time, only a few Jews were living in Palestine and they were nearly all native Sephardic Jews who are blood-related to the Arabs. These Palestinian (Sephardic) Jews and the Palestinian Arabs were living in peace as they had for centuries.
After the Zionist Congress in 1897, European Ashkenazi Jews began migrating to Palestine and buying land wherever they could. Yet, by 1920 Jews owed only 2% of Palestine.
By 1948 when Israel declared itself a state, these invading Jews had increased their land ownership; but, it was still less than 6%.
To accommodate the increasing European Jewish migration, the Jews needed more lands but the Palestinian Arabs refused to sell. So, to get more land from the Palestinians, these communist oriented European (Ashkenazi) Jews resorted to the one thing at which they are adept — TERRORISM.
Their first major act of terrorism against the Palestinians was at the Palestinian village of Deir Yassin. During the night of April 9, 1948, two Zionist terrorist gangs, the Irgun and the Stem Gang attacked and massacred over 250 men, women and children.
Menachem Begin, leader of the attack on Deir Yassin and later Prime Minister of Israel, has this to say, “The massacre was not only justified, but there would not have been a state of Israel without the ‘victory’ at Deir Yassin’.
The massacre at Deir Yassin caused other Palestinians to flee their homes in fear. Zionist terrorists drove trucks with loudspeakers through the streets and over the roads of Palestine warning Palestinians that what happened at Dear Yassin would happen to them if they didn’t leave.
These Zionist terrorists weren’t bluffing: For Example:
* They killed 60 Palestinians at Balad Esh Sheikh.
* They blew up 20 homes in Sa’sa, killing 60 women and children.
* They killed a number of women who were working in Saint Simon monastery in Jerusalem.
* They massacred 250 at Lydda.
* They killed 200, mostly old people, in the village mosque in Ed-Dawayimeh.
* They killed 51 workers as they returned from their fields at Kafr Qasem.
* Christian inhabitants of Kaba Bir’im were expelled from the village and the village destroyed. The village cemetery was desecrated, including the smashing of 73 crosses.
During the few months when these and other acts of terrorism were taking place, 300.000 Palestinian Christians and Moslems were forced to leave their homes or be killed by the terrorist groups which were made up of European, communist oriented Jews. It was these same Marxist oriented Jews who were soon to became the ruling elite of the State of Israel. From the beginning, and to the present, these terrorist Marxist oriented Zionists have ruled Israel.
After Israel declared itself a state on May 14, 1948, Israeli terrorism continued in an effort to push more Palestinians from their homes.
Since 1948, 350 Christian churches and Moslem mosques have been destroyed by these Zionist terrorists.
At this point, I wish to give this warning to all God-believing people in the United States, Christians, Moslems and Jews.
The destruction of religion by the Zionist Jews is well underway in the U.S. In Israel, it has nearly been accomplished.
Zionist’s ‘Eliminate’ Opposition
To accomplish their goals, the Zionists will let no one stand in their way. During World War II, the Zionist leadership cooperated with the Nazis by delivering lower class Jews to the concentration camps. So, it is not surprising that they sank the ship ‘Patria’ carrying 252 Jewish immigrants who the Zionists feared may oppose Zionism. In another incident, 760 Jewish lives were lost when the Zionists sank the ship ‘Struma’ for the same reason.
Even well-known world figures are not immune to Zionist terrorism and violence. In 1948, in a effort to bring about a peaceful settlement in the Israeli/Palestine area, United Nations sent Count Folke Bemadotte of Sweden to mediate. Count Bemadotte favored a partition of the area a portion of the land for Jews and a portion for Palestinians. This angered the Zionists who wanted all the land. In a brazen show of disregard for diplomacy, justice and common decency, the Zionists ‘eliminated’ Count Bemadotte. He and his driver were assassinated while riding down the streets of Jerusalem. Tens of millions of people have been killed since the Zionist/Bolshevik Jews, backed by the Zionist Oriented Jewish International Bankers took over Russia. In the Mideast, these same Zionist/Bolshevik Jews are using the very same tactic: To route the Arabs from their land they have killed untold thousands of Arabs and rendered hundreds of thousands homeless.
The question arises: How many Arabs will they kill when the Zionist/Bolsheviks gain control over the Mideast and when they gain physical control over America? They already have control of nearly every phase of American life. If the Zionists ever succeed in imposing gun control on the American people, there will be nothing to stop them from complete take over over America.
Ephraim Sevilla, a Russian Jew, migrated to Israel in 1971. After five years of frustration in Israel, he left as have nearly all other decent Jews. In his book, ‘Farewell Israel’ Sevilla predicted that Israel would only last another 10 years. This he wrote in 1975.
Israel’s existence could drag on past 1985, but I agree with Sevilla that Israel is doomed. Israel’s Marxist/Fascist policies, wars of aggression plus racism has led Israel to the brink of disaster. In anticipation of Israel’s collapse, corrupt Israeli leaders and other Jews in positions of power have already been charged with embezzling large amounts of American taxpayer money given to Israel and Jewish donations and deposited this money in foreign accounts.
It must be kept in mind that because of Israel’s policies, the free countries of the world have turned against Israel and against the U.S. for supporting it. This has hurt Israel andespecially the U.S.
If Israel as it now exists simply collapsed and ceased to exist, the world would certainly be better because of it. Unfortunately the New York/Moscow/Tel Aviv Triangle will not allow Israel to die quietly. As the collapse of Israel draws near, one of two courses of action by the New York/Moscow/Tel Aviv Triangle is likely to be taken:
(1) Israel could trigger a large scale Mideast war, a large war which Israel could not win alone. Then the New York leg of the New York/Moscow/Tel Aviv Triangle would use its influence on the U.S. Government to send U.S. military forces to aid Israel.
It isn’t expected that the Moscow leg of the triangle will become militarily involved. Moscow will merely sit back and let the U.S. weaken itself in helping Israel fight the Arabs.
At some point during the war, when the U.S. military is deeply involved and the U.S. citizens demoralized, the Zionist oriented Jewish International Bankers will make their move. Evidence leads to the conclusion that it is these bankers who own the Class A Stock of the U.S. Federal Reserve, America’s central bank. In this position of power, these Zionist bankers, can, and likely will, trigger an economic collapse in America — like they did in 1929 when they caused the stock market crash and started the severe depression of the 1930′s.
Since the money system currently used in the U.S. is not backed by gold, silver or anything of value, the paper dollars and tin coins now in use will be worthless.
In the resulting state of confusion and in an effort to obtain food and other necessities, the American people will accept the ‘New States Constitution’ which has already been written. This will place the American people under the dictates of One-World Government run by the Zionist oriented International Bankers and Zionist/Bolshevik Jews.
Exactly what direction the war in the Mideast will take only the New York/Moscow/Tel Aviv Triangle and God will know.
When it is all over, the main losers will be:
The American people.
The Arab people.
The Sephardic Jews and that portion of Ashkenazi Jews who are for justice and freedom.
The only winners will be:
The Zionist International Bankers and the Zionist Bolshevik (communists/socialist) Jews.
(2) The other likely course of action would be a back-up, if the American taxpayers say, “That’s enough!”
The cost of supporting bankrupt Israel is draining increasing amounts of money from the American taxpayers. At some point, the taxpayers are going to say, “That’s enough!” When that happens, the Moscow leg of the New York/Moscow/Tel Aviv Triangle will move in to fill the void.
To neutralize the United States, the Zionist International Bankers will likely create an economic collapse and throw the U.S. into a state of chaos.
What military action the Soviet Bolshevik Jews and the Israeli Zionist/Bolshevik Jews will take against the Arab countries only the TRIANGLE and God will know. It is likely they will strike into the Arab oil fields first.
Whatever action is taken, one thing is certain — the losers will be:
The American People.
The Arab people.
The Sephardic Jews and that portion of the Ashkenazi Jews who are for justice and freedom.
The only winners will be:
The Zionist International Bankers and the Zionist/Bolshevik (communist/socialist) Jews.
Based on developing military, economic and political actions in both the U.S. and Israel, the two courses of action I have mentioned appear to be the most logical for the New York/Moscow/Tel Aviv Triangle to follow. Whether one of the two develops, or whether a surprise is in store for us, only the Zionist/Bolshevik ‘War Lords’ and God know.
This raises the question: What can we in America do to stop the New York/Moscow/Tel Aviv ‘War Lords.‘
The Stakes — Freedom or Slavery
In deciding the course of action to be taken to stop the Zionist/Bolshevik ‘War Lords’ two points are the keys and must be restated and emphasized:
(1) One leg of the Zionist/Bolshevik Jews is based in New York City. It was from this base that financial and organizational aid was given to carry out the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia~ This revolution enabled the establishment of the second leg of the Zionist/Communist power, Moscow.
If it were not for the continued support by the New York Zionist/Bolshevik Jews and their nation-wide network, communism would have collapsed long ago. But, the various facets of power held by these Zionists in America, have enabled them to trick the American people into supporting communism.
(2) Communism would not have gotten started and most problems faced by Americans would not have developed if the news-media would have kept the American people informed about the actions of the Zionist/Bolsheviks. However these Zionist/Bolshevik (communist) Jews are clever. Before they began their acts of a subversion in America, they gained control of the major newspapers and especially the news services which supply national and international news to the smaller daily newspapers. Since they controlled, and still control, the major news-media outlets, including radio and television, they have been able to distort or omit the truth about their subversive acts.
Exposure is the Solution
In 1920 Henry Ford, Sr. wrote, “If the American people ever become aware of the truth about this coterie of Jews, it would be the solution”. What Henry Ford meant was: If the American people ever learned the truth, they would take whatever action necessary to stop this bunch of Zionist/Bolshevik Jews.
Many individuals and groups are in the process of trying to inform the American people about the danger they present to America and to the free world nations, but it is still far too little to be effective. It would be in the interest of nearly every person who is aware, to quietly but energetically help to spread the information to others. People who have an interest would include:
* The average American who wishes to preserve his or her freedom.
* Arab American who wish to remove the thorn of oppression in the Mideast.
* People from the captive nations of Europe who wish to rid their homelands of the Bolshevik scourge.
* Ethiopian Americans and other Afro-Americans who have seen their homelands taken over by these Bolshevik/communists.
* Chinese Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Korean Americans and other Oriental Americans who have felt the heavy hand of communist oppression.
Since each and everyone of these nationalities are fighting the same destructive enemy — the Zionist/Bolshevik (communist/socialist) Jews, it would be more effective if all joined hands in a cooperative effort.
I might add that leading the fight against the Zionist Jews should be the pro-American Jews, like myself, who love America and realize the destruction the New York/Moscow/Tel Aviv has brought to the world.
A Holy Land State
Since the land now occupied by Israel is rightly referred to as the ‘Holy Land,’ all Christians, Moslems, and anti-Zionist Jews should cooperate in an effort to transform Israel into a demilitarized HOLY LAND STATE under international supervision. Then, from this holy land could come the Word of God instead of torture, war and drugs.
I want to emphasize a key point of this book. It is a waste of time to talk about fighting communism and the problems it has caused; and it is a waste of time to talk about the international problems facing America UNLESS the main cause of those problems has been identified. The cause of course is the Zionist oriented Jewish International Bankers and the Zionist Jews who operate behind a cloak of secrecy.
The Real Issue
THE CONTENTS OF THIS BOOK ARE EXPECTED TO BRING A STRONG REACTION FROM THE ZIONIST JEWS.
I am well aware of the tactics of you, my Zionist brethren, use to quiet anyone who attempts to expose any of your subversive acts.
If the person is a Gentile, you cry, “You’re antisemitic” which is nothing more than a smokescreen to hide your actions.
But, if a Jew is the person doing the exposing, you resort to other tactics.
* First, you ignore the charges, hoping the information will not be given widespread distribution.
* If the information starts reaching too many people, you ridicule the information and the persons giving the information.
* If that doesn’t work, your next step is character assassination. If the author or speaker hasn’t been involved in sufficient scandal you are adept at fabricating scandal against the person or persons.
* If none of these are effective, you are known to resort to physical attacks.
But, NEVER do you try to prove the information wrong.
So, before you start your efforts to quiet me, I OFFER THIS CHALLENGE:
You Zionists assemble a number of Zionist Jews and witnesses to support your position; and I will assemble a like number of anti-Zionist, pro-American Jews and witnesses.
Then, the Zionists and the Anti-Zionists will state their position and debate the material in this book as well as related material — the debate TO BE HELD ON PUBLIC TELEVISION.
Let’s explore the information and let the American people decide for themselves if the information is true or false.
ISN’T THAT A FAIR CHALLENGE?
Certainly, you will willingly accept the challenge if what I have written is false.
But, if you resort to crying, “Lies, all lies “, and refuse to debate the material you will, in effect, be telling the American people that what I have written are the true facts.
Also see The Life of an American Jew in Racist Marxist Israel Part I
27 - Mark Twain Identified the Bankster Vampires
May 14, 2012
Ever since Joseph's rule in Egypt, nations have regularly evicted Jewish money lenders in order to survive, Mark Twain wrote in 1898.
114 years later, Greece faces expulsion from the EU for failure to repay"odious debt" created out of thin air . Perhaps it's again time for the central bankers and their minions to be expelled instead.
by Mark Twain
(Excerpt from "Concerning the Jews")
We have all ... read the pathetic story of the years of plenty and the years of famine in Egypt, and how Joseph,made a corner in broken hearts, and the crusts of the poor, and human liberty - a corner whereby he took a nation's money all away, to the last penny [ie. austerity, deflation;] took a nation's livestock all away, to the last hoof.
(left, Joseph interprets Pharaoh's dream, corners the market.)
[He] took a nation's land away, to the last acre; then took the nation itself, buying it for bread, man by man, woman by woman, child by child, till all were slaves; a corner which took everything, left nothing; a corner so stupendous that, by comparison with it, the most gigantic corners in subsequent history are but baby things, for it dealt in hundreds of millions of bushels, and its profits were reckonable by hundreds of millions of dollars, and it was a disaster so crushing that its effects have not wholly disappeared from Egypt to-day, more than three thousand years after the event.
Is it presumable that the eye of Egypt was upon Joseph the foreign Jew all this time? I think it likely. Was it friendly? We must doubt it. Was Joseph establishing a character for his race which would survive long in Egypt? and in time would his name come to be familiarly used to express that character - like Shylock's? It is hardly to be doubted. Let us remember that this was centuries before the crucifixion...
When I was a boy, in the back settlements of the Mississippi Valley, where a gracious and beautiful Sunday-school simplicity and unpracticality prevailed, the "Yankee" (citizen of the New England States) was hated with a splendid energy. But religion had nothing to do with it. In a trade, the Yankee was held to be about five times the match of the Westerner. His shrewdness, his insight, his judgment, his knowledge, his enterprise, and his formidable cleverness in applying these forces were frankly confessed, and most competently cursed.
In the cotton States, after the war, the simple and ignorant Negroes made the crops for the white planter on shares. The Jew came down in force, set up shop on the plantation, supplied all the Negro's wants on credit, and at the end of the season was proprietor of the Negro's share of the present crop and of part of his share of the next one. Before long, the whites detested the Jew, and it is doubtful if the negro loved him.
Ieft. Larry Summers & David Rockefeller
The Jew is being legislated out of Russia. The reason is not concealed. The movement was instituted because the Christian peasant and villager stood no chance against his commercial abilities.
(ED NOTE : 'commercial abilities'? Or was it a matter of differences regarding issues like greed, ethics and scruples ? Christendom teaches people to treat their fellow-humans with decency, the Talmud advises the Jews to rob, steal and cheat others. Christians have no church fathers advising them to abduct jewish children, sell and make money on them : the Jews have Maimonides who considered this totally acceptable when done by Jews to Christian children. Christians have no KOL NIDRE, allowing them perjury, the breaking of promises, etc.)
He was always ready to lend money on a crop, and sell vodka and other necessaries of life on credit while the crop was growing. When settlement day came he owned the crop; and next year or year after he owned the farm, like Joseph.
In the dull and ignorant England of John's time everybody got into debt to the Jew. He gathered all lucrative enterprises into his hands; he was the king of commerce; he was ready to be helpful in all profitable ways; he even financed crusades for the rescue of the Sepulcher. To wipe out his account with the nation and restore business to its natural and incompetent channels he had to be banished the realm.
For the like reasons Spain had to banish him four hundred years ago, and Austria about a couple of centuries later.
(Mario Draghi, head of European Central Bank)
In all the ages Christian Europe has been obliged to curtail his activities. If he entered upon a mechanical trade, the Christian had to retire from it. If he set up as a doctor, he was the best one, and he took the business. If he exploited agriculture, the other farmers had to get at something else. Since there was no way to successfully compete with him in any vocation, the law had to step in and save the Christian from the poor-house.
Trade after trade was taken away from the Jew by statute till practically none was left. He was forbidden to engage in agriculture; he was forbidden to practise law; he was forbidden to practise medicine, except among Jews; he was forbidden the handicrafts. Even the seats of learning and the schools of science had to be closed against this tremendous antagonist. Still, almost bereft of employments, he found ways to make money, even ways to get rich...
(Hank Paulson & Sholem Bernanke)
Protestants have persecuted Catholics, but they did not take their livelihoods away from them. The Catholics have persecuted the Protestants with bloody and awful bitterness, but they never closed agriculture and the handicrafts against them. Why was that? That has the candid look of genuine religious persecution, not a trade-union boycott in a religious disguise...
I am persuaded that in Russia, Austria, and Germany nine-tenths of the hostility to the Jew comes from the average Christian's inability to compete successfully with the average Jew in business - in either straight business or the questionable sort.
In Berlin, a few years ago, I read a speech which frankly urged the expulsion of the Jews from Germany; and the agitator's reason was as frank as his proposition. It was this: that eighty-five per cent. of the successful lawyers of Berlin were Jews, and that about the same percentage of the great and lucrative businesses of all sorts in Germany were in the hands of the Jewish race!
(Timothy Geitner , Secretary of the Treasury, left)
Isn't it an amazing confession? It was but another way of saying that in a population of 48,000,000, of whom only 500,000 were registered as Jews, eight-five per cent. of the brains and honesty of the whole was lodged in the Jews. I must insist upon the honesty - it is an essential of successful business, taken by and large. Of course it does not rule out rascals entirely, even among Christians, but it is a good working rule, nevertheless. The speaker's figures may have been inexact, but the motive of persecution stands out as clear as day.
The man claimed that in Berlin the banks, the newspapers, the theatres, the great mercantile, shipping, mining, and manufacturing interests, the big army and city contracts, the tramways, and pretty much all other properties of high value, and also the small businesses, were in the hands of the Jews. He said the Jew was pushing the Christian to the wall all along the line; that it was all a Christian could do to scrape together a living; and that the Jew must be banished, and soon - there was no other way of saving the Christian.
Here in Vienna, last autumn, an agitator said that all these disastrous details were true of Austria-Hungary also; and in fierce language he demanded the expulsion of the Jews. When politicians come out without a blush and read the baby act in this frank way, unrebuked, it is a very good indication that they have a market back of them, and know where to fish for votes.
(left, George Soros)
You note the crucial point of the mentioned agitation; the argument is that the Christian cannot compete with the Jew, and that hence his very bread is in peril. To human beings this is a much more hate-inspiring thing than is any detail connected with religion. With most people, of a necessity, bread and meat take first rank, religion second. I am convinced that the persecution of the Jew is not due in any large degree to religious prejudice.
No, the Jew is a money-getter; and in getting his money he is a very serious obstruction to less capable neighbors who are on the same quest. I think that that is the trouble. In estimating worldly values the Jew is not shallow, but deep.
With precocious wisdom he found out in the morning of time that some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship God, and that over these ideals they dispute and cannot unite - but that they all worship money; so he made it the end and aim of his life to get it.
(IMF Director Lagarde who succeeded DSK)
He was at it in Egypt thirty-six centuries ago; he was at it in Rome when that Christian got persecuted by mistake for him; he has been at it ever since. The cost to him has been heavy; his success has made the whole human race his enemy - but it has paid, for it has brought him envy, and that is the only thing which men will sell both soul and body to get.
Carl Teichrib Explains the JOSEPH STORY
28 - Will "Lean Years" Lead to Communism ?
October 19, 2008
by Henry Makow Ph.D.
Right on schedule, the politician-puppets are promising to save us from the crisis caused by the banker-puppets by creating "a new world financial order."
Nicholas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown are calling for a "new international financial architecture for the global age" which will establish Rothschild global governance under the guise of "reforming and regulating" markets.
In a recent article "The Joseph Principle and Crisis Economics," Carl Teichrib, a young Manitoba researcher-farmer says the manipulation of calamities to re-make society can be traced back to Biblical times. Joseph, one of the first Court Jews, is best known for predicting seven years of abundance (inflation) followed by seven years of famine (credit- contraction or deflation.)
He is less well known for using this "business cycle" to establish a form of Communism. All the cultivated land in Egypt became the property of the crown, and the people farmed it for the king, giving him one-fifth of the produce.
Teichrib, a devout Christian, writes:
"In Genesis 47, Joseph, second in command to Egypt's Pharaoh, warned of a coming famine, and prepared stock-piles of grain to aid the people through the crisis. When the famine hit the land, the people came to Joseph to buy food stock. A simple transaction was made; the citizens used the national currency to purchase grain.
"In verses 14 and 15 we find an unusual development. After the grain was purchased, Joseph intentionally holds the money back, keeping it from being re-circulated into the local economy. The result is predictably catastrophic for the people: Economic crisis.
"According to the King James Version, "the money failed" (vs.15), and in the New International Version it says that the "money is used up." Egypt experienced intentional, government-sponsored deflation in the midst of a natural calamity. The money collapsed.
"Needing to eat, what did the citizens do? They brought Joseph their livestock in exchange for grain (vs.16-17). As an agrarian society, livestock represented the industrial basis of the people. Hence, placing this power in the hands of the government, the people's commercial activity was effectively abolished.
"In relating this series of events to others, some have asked me; "Why didn't the people just eat the animals instead of trading them for grain?"
"Refrigeration didn't exist. And while the people could have dried some of the meat for long-term use, grain would have been the most valuable and stable food source during a drought. Now the people had neither money nor livestock; and a year later they were out of food.
"Returning to Joseph, who obviously was in charge of the storehouses, the people begged their leader to take their land and themselves in trade for food (vs.18-19). Property was therefore consolidated under the state, and the citizens literally became slaves in their own country (vs.20-21). In the King James Version the language goes even further: Joseph depopulates the rural areas and moves the people into the cities.
"This is a masterful population control strategy. Once the wealth of the nation had been consolidated under the Pharaoh's banner via Joseph's actions - monetary wealth, the industrial base, land and productivity, and the people as economic assets - then Joseph instituted a new farming and taxation system (vs.20-24). How did the people respond? They gladly relinquished control of their wealth, property, and themselves (gave up their freedom) for the promise of state-dictated security.
"Keep in mind; all of this started through a debasing of the currency system. The manipulation of money is, arguably, the most potent method - outside of war - used to rearrange the fabric of society.
"Am I suggesting that our current crisis will be used as leverage to re-structure our Western world? The odds are in favor of it. Consider what the father of modern economics, John Maynard Keynes, had to say in 1919.
"There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency." - John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, (1919), p.236.
"Keynes economic model is what we have been using since the end of World War II. Roughly speaking, it's the idea that governments can stimulate the economy through interest rate management - the heart of credit and debt - taxation programs, and other state-instituted incentive programs. Although the above quote was aimed primarily at inflationary actions, the same conclusion could be made regarding deflationary leveraging."
I urge you to subscribe to Carl's publication "Forcing Change" and read the whole article." I subscribe. It's only $10 a month and you are supporting ones of the smartest and most dedicated young researchers on the planet. If you don't believe me, listen to my interview with Carl Sunday Oct 19 on my show "Male Mentoring" at 10 pm CT at www.republicbroadcasting.org
When alien bankers control the purse strings of the State, inevitably the State becomes synonymous with these bankers. The State is "public" in name only. This is the true face of Communism.
As we slide into a recession or even a depression, keep your eye on the big picture. As I suggested last week, the Masonic central bankers (i.e. Illuminati) are waging war
against society. Their goal is to "absorb the world's wealth" (Cecil Rhodes) and to control every aspect of our lives (i.e. Communism.)
Why? They need to protect their fraudulent monopoly on the credit of the world's governments, worth literally trillions. They started the two world wars so global governance (i.e. the League of Nations, United Nations) would bring "a better world." They started this financial crisis for the same spurious reasons.
Most everyone who is "successful" in our world --in government, culture, business-- wittingly or unwittingly serves the bankers' fraudulent monopoly. Thus, society is fraudulent to the core. Collaborators include Obama, McCain and the mass media. When Obama vows to "change the world" , he is fronting for them. "Progressive" and socialist policies always have been used to manipulate the masses and increase state power and debt.
Don't get caught up in the noise. Advocate the renunciation of the portion of the national debt owed to the central bankers. (They created the money out of thin air. We create it out of work.) Oppose the loss of national sovereignty and the reorganization of society. They are being introduced under the smokescreen of this boom-bust ruse which, according to Carl Teichrib, is as old as Joseph.
29 - TRAGIC HISTORY
A review of E. Michael Jones’s The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit
Just before Christmas I finished reading your magnum opus, The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit and Its Impact on World History. Thank you for giving us this incredible work of scholarship and unparalleled historical revisionism that has transformed the way I look at the world we live in. This must be one of the most controversial histories of any people ever written, depicting the tragic history of the Jews in rejecting Logos, the rational universal order personified in Jesus Christ, incorporating the earthly political and social order that He embodied in his human nature and the rejection of which constitutes the very badge of Jewish revolutionary identity and activity from that day to this.
JRS is characterised by calm discussion of the issues and its concise definition of terms, in particular the “Jew” as one who rejects Jesus Christ as the Messiah and your balance in placing this definition within the context of the seemingly endless debate about who the Jews are. In so doing, you simultaneously demolish the myth that the Jews of the Old Testament and the Jews of today are one and the same people, something which I never previously appreciated. I never understood the role of the Talmud in codifying the deliberations of the rabbinical debating society that Judaism as a man-made ideology became after the destruction of the Temple in AD70. Nor did I realise that the Catholic Church didn’t learn about the Talmud until 1236 when Nicholas Donin informed Pope Gregory IX of its existence.
The concise definitions of the two most misunderstood terms in contemporary cultural discourse – namely “the Jews” and “anti-Semitism” – are what makes JRS the counterrevolutionary tour de force that it is. Just as it shows how the meaning of the word “Jew” has changed from the beginning of the Gospels to the end, so it demonstrates that “anti-Semitism” doesn’t mean the same when it was used to denigrate the sincerity of conversions at the time of the Spanish Inquisition as it does today when used by people like Daniel Goldhagen whose denigration of Pope Pius XII inspired JRS. It is extremely difficult if not impossible to use the term “anti-Semitism” outside a post-Enlightenment setting precisely because it is a racial term and because as you point out the Middle Ages was a period within which racial thinking wouldn’t have been understood in the terms that it is today when it is so bound up with nationality.
One of the most acute ironies of history is that the two most distinguishing features of Jewish identity since the destruction of the Temple in AD70 – its revolutionary spirit and the sense of invincible racial superiority that motivated it and which received fresh impetus after Napoleon’s defeat – manifested themselves in the 1917 Bolshevik revolution when the revolutionary spirit reached its peak and the violent counter-revolutionary reaction that it unleashed in Hitler’s Nazism respectively. Regarding the latter, I would never have identified the origins of the term “master race” as being anywhere other than the Nazi propaganda machine of Hitler’s Germany. Yet JRS shows that the same sense of racial superiority as that asserted by the Jews when they boasted to Jesus that they were “the seed of Abraham” is both the flip side of Hitler’s anti-Semitism and its precedent in the Enlightenment Judaism of Moses Hess. How ironic that the Jewish Messianism of Hess who saw nationalism and socialism as inextricably linked would also find an uncanny parallel in Hitler’s version of the same thing as well as being the precursor of Zionism. The English comic genius Spike Milligan once said, “Money can’t buy you friends but it can get you a better class of enemy.” JRS proves that anti-Semitism won’t win you friends but it will make you a better class of racist because of the Jewish consciousness of being the master race means that those who oppose them attract more opprobrium than they would in opposing any other racial group.
As someone who has always taken the Message of Fatima very seriously, I found your comprehensive survey of Bolshevism and its Jewish roots an absolute revelation particularly Leon Trotsky’s pivotal role in the October 1917 revolution. Considering the Trotskyite antecedents of neoconservatism where accretions like permanent revolution and the dictatorship of the proletariat are exchanged for the alternatives of the “war on terror” and “making the world safe for freedom and democracy”, I think that in the post-Cold War era this is one of the things that Our Lady could have meant when she said that Russia would spread its errors throughout the world.
I also wonder whether Our Lady chose Fatima as the place to appear to deliver her messages because it took its name from the name of the daughter of Mohammed, founder of Islam which has become a counter-revolutionary force against Jewish neoconservatism in the same way that Nazism was a counter-revolutionary force against Jewish Bolshevism. If so, this is an example and a reflection of the extent to which human nature is fallen that it is always the reaction to provocation rather than the provocation itself that is noticed. Correspondingly, it is always the sins of the counter-revolutionaries rather than the sins of those who started the revolution in the first place that are not just noticed but are recorded for historical posterity and their perpetrators made to look like the original villains of the peace. This is as true for Islam today just as it was for Nazism yesterday, notwithstanding the evils perpetrated by both. By appearing at Fatima in 1917 and saying what she did, was not Our Lady saying that the only counterrevolution that was/is bound to succeed in this world is that of Catholicism because it proposes loving our enemies and converting them to Christ rather than, as Nazism and Islam advocated, hating our enemies and killing them?
The chapters within JRS on American history, especially regarding the Black-Jewish Alliance, were very instructive about the Jewish Communist backers of Martin Luther King and about MLK himself. They certainly go a long way in explaining why the civil rights movement and MLK were (and continue to be) such an inspiration for the neoconservatives and why they have been the model upon which all movements promoting social justice – even among Catholics – have been based. I also had no idea about the role played by European Jews in enticing black Americans away from Christianity and towards revolution. Now the phenomenon of the white Negro about which Norman Mailer wrote makes more sense if one equates “white” with “Jewish” especially when one considers, for example, the Jewish origins of revolutionary music such as hip-hop. I thought that it was a pity, though, that you didn’t go into more detail regarding the founder of the Nation of Islam especially his Russian Jewish ancestry. It would also have been useful to have read more about the Nation of Islam, how it relates to the Black-Jewish Alliance and how it exemplifies how race and nation supplant religion and place as the basis of black culture in a way that post-Enlightenment Jewish revolutionaries would be proud to emulate. Could this have been the reason why, in the 1997 feature documentary on the 1974 World Heavyweight Boxing match between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali, the aforesaid white Jewish revolutionary Norman Mailer extols Nation of Islam member Ali returning into Africa to win the championship for “his people”?
As a Culture Wars subscriber writing from England, I found it very sobering to learn that Freemasonry was exported from here by the Whig government to continental Europe which certainly explains the English/Continental debate about which version of Masonry was the more subversive. As someone who was taught Whig history throughout his education in Catholic schools and colleges, I never appreciated the magnitude of just how radical was the impact of the Glorious Revolution in England nor how the revolutionary ideas that had become mainstream in England by 1789 would prove so devastating to the Catholic monarchy that was France. You also spell out that the notion that Freemasonry – the Judaized Christian version of cabbalistic Jewish mysticism – began with the foundation of the London Lodge in 1717 is itself Whig history that is designed to put a gloss on the impact of the 1688 Revolution just as much as the artificial debate about the alleged differences between English and Continental Freemasonry has been used as a pretext to perpetuate the teaching of Whig history in English educational institutions – including those under officially Catholic auspices – ever since.
The only disappointment in JRS is your treatment of Malachi Martin within the context of Vatican II because of its excessive reliance on the emotionally-charged memoirs of Robert Kaiser in his 2002 book “Clerical Error”. This is not to question what is alleged by Kaiser in blaming Martin for the break-up of his marriage but rather to point out that documentary evidence has since been unearthed on the traditionalist side by John Grasmeier of angelqueen.org which is primary source evidence for Martin’s involvement with the American Jewish Committee/Anti-Defamation League. It can be found athttp://angelqueen.org/articles/07_06_martin_ajc_connection.shtml. I read Martin’s book The Jesuits in 1987 shortly after graduating in theology. Written under the old Cold War rules of engagement as a critique of Jesuit support for liberation theology from the former National Review religion editor that Martin was, it stands as a classic piece of what might today be regarded as anti-Communist crusade literature particularly in its outspoken criticism of the 1962 Rome-Moscow Agreement and also by its dedication to Our Lady of Fatima.
Indeed I maintain that it is impossible to see the 1962 Rome-Moscow Agreement which is described in detail in The Jesuits in isolation from Nostra Aetatewhich is not mentioned at all in that book. This is especially true when one remembers that Bolshevism was Jewish in inspiration. Furthermore did it not suit Martin to highlight the compromise between the Catholic Church and Communism which the Rome-Moscow Agreement brokered as it bolstered his claim to traditionalist credentials in opposing liberation theology and by extension the Communist incursion – as he saw it - into the life of the Church? By emphasising the Rome-Moscow Agreement and completely ignoring Nostra Aetate – which both in their different ways manifested the Church’s drawbridge being lowered in the face of the Jewish revolutionary spirit and its colonisation of modernity – he deflected attention away from his support for Jewish interests which manifested itself in his choice of publisher Simon and Schuster and also from how Nostra Aetate effectively undermined the traditional Catholic teaching on the Jews. Martin was the quintessential Catholic religious neoconservative who blazed a trail that would later be emulated by the likes of his contemporaries such as Michael Novak and then followed by George Weigel and the late Father Richard John Neuhaus though the former two are unlikely to ever acknowledge this fact.
Taken on their own, however, I think that your chapters on the Second Vatican Council are well worth the price of the book all by themselves. You decisively prove that Vatican II was a battle over whose view of Jewish identity would become normative in the modern era in Church and world – that of the Catholic Church which had traditionally taught that to be a Jew was to be a rejecter of Christ or that of modernity which hails race as the new religion and correspondingly and exclusively identifies Jewishness in terms of blood, race and DNA, the very outlook denounced by Jesus himself in St John’s Gospel.
The combination of the Jewish consciousness of being the Chosen People together with the incorporation of the racial concept of anti-Semitism into Nostra Aetate and the inadequate definition of the same within that document left the door open for all the enemies of Christ to regard ALL criticism of Jews as anti-Semitic especially attempts to convert Jews to Christianity.
JRS cogently traces the historical trajectory of how anti-Semitism has virtually ceased to be used to describe somebody who doesn’t like Jews but used instead to defame someone whom the Jews don’t like and how the Jewish lobby used Hochhuth’s play in a failed attempt to bully the Council Fathers into passing a schema on the Jews that completely exonerated all Jews of deicide in rejecting Christ. If in the wake of “The Deputy” this lead to Pope Pius XII who saved Jews being regarded as at least as much an anti-Semite as Adolf Hitler who killed them, it therefore makes no difference whether or not a Jew accepts Christ or rejects Him he will still be saved, not by the supernatural grace of baptism but by the superiority and purity of his DNA.
JRS is the most important book that I have ever read on any subject in my life. Not only have you shown how irrational is rationalism and how revolutions are more likely to be engineered by the rich from positions of power than they are to be spontaneously initiated by the weak from the grass-roots but you have dismantled the machinery of modernity and shown me exactly how it works. From a young age I always wondered about the impact of the death of Our Lord on the cross upon the unfolding and the shaping of history but could never find any history textbook that could even acknowledge, let alone articulate, the impact of the rejection of Christ as Messiah upon all that has happened subsequently in the history of the world. This amazing book has answered all my questions. Long may it continue to change hearts and minds.
Stephen M. Smith writes from England.
30 - The Asphyxiation of German History
by Robert Hickson
National Public Radio stringer Elizabeth Beardsley crossed the channel in late 2011 to look for anti-German sentiment in France. In spite of the fact that, by her own admission, she didn't find any, she felt obliged to conclude her report with the following observation:
References to Germany's warmongering past have been popping up all over Europe. In Greece, there is talk of a Fourth Reich, and Italian television has depicted [German Prime Minister Angela] Merkel wearing a Kaiser helmet with a spike.
As if to show that great minds run in the same circles, Sylvia Poggioli, NPR's stringer in Italy, claimed that "Germany's obsession with inflation" had created "strong anti-German sentiment with revived memories of the Nazi occupation" in Greece, as well as "more and more references to the German past, such as goose-stepping methods and so on . . . elsewhere in the media." It had gotten so bad that "Even former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer told an Italian daily the idea of a Germanized continent is unhealthy."
We've become used to NPR promoting homosexuality. Shortly after NPR warned us about the goose-stepping methods associated with the German past, it ran a story about two lesbian sailors kissing after their ship docked. But what does this have to do with German finance? Probably the fact that Ellen Weiss, former head of the NPR newsroom, is the wife of Rabbi David Saperstein, the man most responsible for the passage of gay marriage in New York and the overturn of don't ask don't tell in the military. Ellen left NPR in January 2010, but the Jewish revolutionary spirit lives on. Now NPR is dredging up "memories of the Nazi occupation" in Greece to distract everyone from the fact that both Greece and Italy have installed agents of Goldman Sachs as heads of their respective governments.
According to Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, the new heads of state in Europe's southern tier look more like Jewish bankers than "goose-stepping" Germans: "The new president of the European Central Bank is Mario Draghi," who used to be Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs International and a member of Goldman Sachs' Management Committee." Mario Monti, Italy's new prime minister, "who was appointed not elected, was a member of Goldman Sachs Board of International Advisers." Lucas Papademos, Greece's newly appointed prime minister, is in addition to being a former Governor of the Bank of Greece and, from 2002-2010, Vice President of the European Central Bank, is a member of America's Trilateral Commission. In other words, it is bankers, in particular former employees of Goldman Sachs, and not goose-stepping Germans who have taken over southern Europe.
Germany is now in a life and death struggle with Jewish finance, and as of now it looks as if New York is winning:
On November 25, two days after a failed German government bond auction in which Germany was unable to sell 35% of its offerings of 10-year bonds, the German finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble said that Germany might retreat from its demands that the private banks that hold the troubled sovereign debt from Greece, Italy, and Spain must accept part of the cost of their bailout by writing off some of the debt.
Jewish finance in New York decided to pull out the club known as "history" to beat Germany into submission once again. As Dr. Roberts put it: "Germany, which has been browbeat since its defeat in World War II, has been made constitutionally incapable of strong leadership. Any sign of German leadership is quickly quelled by dredging up remembrances of the Third Reich."
Leadership in this instance meant that Germany was insisting that the bankers (i.e., Goldman Sachs) who sold Greece toxic financial instruments, which the previous Greek government used to disguise the real magnitude of her indebtedness, take a 50 percent haircut on their bonds. The idea of Germany insisting on shared hardship as the solution to the debt crisis was intolerable to New York's Jewish banking elite, hence the attack by NPR.
As Sylvia Poggioli indicated, the debate over Germany's role in Europe has invariably been contextualized by "the politics of history," which is to say the Jewish manipulation of German guilt for financial advantage. The attacks on Germany in late 2011 were reminiscent of the debate which took place in Germany in late 2003, which was in turn reminiscent of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's attempt to unearth the real history of communism in his monumental history of The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956, first published in English in 1973. The debate over Germany's role in the European debt crisis was the newest manifestations of "pre-emptive psychological warfare," which is also strategic psycho-cultural warfare.
The 2003 controversy began on October 3 of that year when Martin Hohmann (formerly of Konrad Adenauer's party, the CDU) delivered a Day of German Unity speech entitled "Justice for Germany" ("Gerechtigkeit fuer Deutschland"). Brigadier General Reinhard Guenzel (Chief of the elite "KSK"—"Kommando Spezialkraefte—i.e., a part of the German Special Operations Forces) responded by writing a private letter to Hohmann, expressing his admiration and support of Hohmann's essential thesis. The scholar, Johannes Rogalla von Bieberstein, also came under attack, especially because his own very cautious empirical study,Jewish Bolshevism: Myth and Reality (Juedischer Bolschewismus: Mythos und Realitaet), was explicitly cited by Martin Hohmann as a reliable authority in this whole controversial subject of the Revolutionary Jew, especially his destructive activities in the Bolshevist Movement.
Like "Antifaschismus" ("Anti-Fascism"), which is a "Machtstrategie" ("a Strategy of Power") and a form of strategic psychological warfare (in the words and insights of Professor Klaus Hornung "Antisemitismus" (anti-Semitism) is a form of strategic and pre-emptive psychological warfare and a strategy of gaining (or increasing) power and immunity from criticism, as well as its lack of public accountability. It is, in any event, always important to look at what these Revolutionariesdo, also what the Bolshevist Revolutionaries have done—even if they were Jews from their roots – Talmudic, Kabbalistic, Atheistic, or otherwise—and thus almost always full of contempt or hatred for Christianity and for Christian Civilization (East or West). Look at what they did—whoever the "they" is, to include the "Jewish Bolshevists" (from Trotsky-Bronstein to Kamenev to Yagoda and to Kaganovich). However, some would say that this matter is so taboo that you cannot even say that it is taboo! Such is the Forward March of Regress!
In his chapter on "The Blue-caps" in The Gulag Archipelago, Solzhenitsyn speaks of "the grinding of our souls" in "the gears" of the Gulag System, "the great Nighttime Institution" (144), from which "a surfeit of grief floods our eyes" (144), because "our souls are pulverized and our flesh hangs down in tatters like a beggar's rags" (144); and, therefore, we cannot be good and detailed "historians of our torturers" (144). "For it is certain," moreover, that "they [these torturers] will never describe themselves as they actually are" (144). Solzhenitsyn describes ironically N.K.V.D. Chief Genrikh Yagoda's "striving toward the sacred" (173), which then provokes Solzhenitsyn's own deeper inquiries about the reality of moral evil and about the ideological barriers against setting any limits to moral evil.According to eyewitnesses in the group around the Soviet writer, Maxim Gorky, Solzhenitsyn reports that:
In the vestibule of the bathhouse on Yagoda's estate near Moscow, ikons were placed so that Yagoda and his comrades, after undressing, could use them as targets for revolver practicebefore going in to take their baths. Just how are we to understand that? As the act of an evildoer? What sort of behavior is it? Do such people really exist? (173)
Moreover, "the classic evildoers," like Shakespeare's Macbeth or Iago," recognized themselves as evildoers, and they know their souls are black" (173). Indeed, even Iago "very precisely identifies his purposes and his motives as being black [i.e., as corrosively jealous and envious of others] and born of hate [towards Othello]." Yet, Solzhenitsyn says, these depictions of evil seem "somewhat farcical and clumsy to our contemporary perception" (173). In attempting to explain why, Solzhenitsyn leads us, as did his Russian predecessor, Dostoievsky, to the spiritual depths of things:
That's not the way it [the operation of evil] is! To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he is doing is good; or else that it's a well-considered act in conformity with natural law [to include the "Natural Moral Law" of "fittingness," "oughtness," and of "obligation"]. Fortunately, it is in the nature [essence] of the human being to seek a justification for his actions (173).
Then, Solzhenitsyn sets up an important contrast for the further clarification of our minds:
Macbeth's self-justifications were feeble and his conscience devoured him. Yes, even Iago was a little lamb too. The imagination and the spiritual strength of Shakespeare's evildoers stopped short at a dozen corpses. Because they had no ideology (173-174).
They had no manipulative and self-deluding "dialectical ideology." That is to say, they had no revolutionary ideology of dialectical (or historical) materialism—nor any Hegelian "dialectical idealism"—wherein even the limiting logical and ontological "law of contradiction" does not, purportedly, apply. And philosophical materialism itself is an irrational self-refuting proposition. (The "processes" by which we "arrive" at the conclusion that materialism is considered to be "true"—i.e., that "mind is derivative from matter in motion"—is not even a rational process. Logos—intelligence—is initially and inherently subverted—being only "ephiphenomenal" and "derivative," not "directive" nor "illuminating" of reality, nor freely able to "take a measure" of a extra-mental reality.)
Referring to the "dialectic" of Hegelian idealism or of Marxist dialectical materialism, Solzhenitsyn says that ideology, as in the various forms of National Socialist, Bolshevist, Zionist, the "Chosen People," or the "Master Race" ideologies, "is what gives evildoing its long-sought justification." It also "gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination. That is the social theory which helps make his acts seem good instead of bad in his own and others' eyes, so that he won't hear reproaches and curses but will receive praise and honors (174).
Solzhenitsyn continues with ironic (or even sarcastic) emphasis:
Thanks to ideology, the twentieth century was fated [sic] to experience evildoing on a scale calculated in the millions. This cannot be denied, nor passed over, nor suppressed. How, then, do we dare insist that evildoers do not exist? And who is it who destroyed these millions? Without evildoers there would have been no Archipelago (174).
In the illuminating words of a beloved friend, the evildoers of the Gulag System constituted a new kind of "binary weapon"—dangerously combining their personal moral vices (distorted habits) with their distorting ideology, namely an intellectual "para-reality" of an "armed," but altogether perverting, ideology (indeed "an armed ideology").
"Ideology" thus gave further "justifications" and delusive "self-justifications" for doing what was thought to be "expedient." For example, says Solzhenitsyn, since those "enemies of the progressive Revolution were going to die anyway, why couldn't they be fed to the animals in the zoos and at least support the 'zoo economy' in those famine years," (174) when even the animals had not enough food?!
Solzhenitsyn then says, apropos of the illusionary liberation from limits (and the indifferent infliction of moral cruelty), that ideology undermines any sense of limit; it intrinsically subverts any moral limit:
This is the precise line the Shakespearean evildoers could not cross. But the evildoer with ideology [especially with dialectical ideology which denies the logical law of contradiction] does cross it [the threshold, the human moral limit], and his eyes remain dry and clear. (174)
Ideology enables such a corrupted man to cross the "threshold magnitudes" and more easily (and perhaps irrevocably) to pursue evil without limit and without conscientious penitence, nor even impenitent remorse. To explain what he means, Solzhenitsyn proposes an analogy from physics, which:
is aware of phenomena which occur only at threshold magnitudes, which do not exist at all until a certain threshold encoded by and known to nature has been crossed . ... [For example,] when the threshold of the photoelectric effect has been crossed. (174-175)
Applying the principle of "thresholds" to the moral order, as well as to the physical order of things, Solzhenitsyn claims that:
Evidently evildoing also has a threshold magnitude. ... he ["a human being"] slips, falls back, clambers up, repents, things begin to darken again. But just so long as the threshold of evildoingis not crossed, the possibility of returning remains, and he himself is still within our hope. But when, through the density of evil actions . . . he suddenly crosses the threshold, he has left humanity behind, and without, perhaps, the possibility of return. (175)
This is, in Rabelais' words, "a terrible thing to think upon"!
Sharply—often sarcastically—revealing the indifference and cynical lack of justice in the Soviet Union, where "no one dares say a word about vice," although "virtue has been allowed to enter in all its tatters and sit in the corner, as long as it doesn't raise its voice" (175). Solzhenitsyn then also gradually considers the devastating effects of all of this upon the young And the cumulative effects, he implies, will not be easily corrected—and not without much suffering, contrition of heart, and concrete reparation! What happens when the young see virtue mocked, and then are also told that "no one was to blame for it" (175) although many millions of their fellow citizens "did get mowed down" (175)? When some of the young then want to examine the truth of the past, they are cynically and sophistically met with the question, "Why open old wounds?" (175). ... "That would be 'digging up the past'" (176).
The situation in West Germany, according to Solzhenitsyn, was different precisely because Germany, unlike the Soviet Union, dug up its past. "In that same period," Solzhenitsyn writes referring to 1945-1966:
eighty-six thousand Nazi criminals had been convicted in West Germany. (Meanwhile, in East Germany, nothing of the sort is to be heard. Which means that they have been shod with new shoes, they are valued in the service of the state.) And still we choke with anger here [in the Soviet Union]. ...We even stay after work to attend protest meetings and vote: Too few! Eighty-six thousand are too few. And twenty years is still too little! It must go on and on.' And during the same period, in our own country (according to the reports of the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court) about ten men have been convicted.... Meanwhile, if we translate 86,000 West Germans into our own terms, on the basis of comparative population figures, it would becomeone quarter million (175-176).
Moreover, he continues: "the fact that the murderers of our husbands and fathers ride through our streets and we make way for them as they pass, doesn't get us worked up at all, doesn't touch us" (176). Indeed, he adds, with irony:
Here is a riddle not for us contemporaries to figure out: Why is Germany [West Germany] allowed to punish its evildoers and Russia is not? What kind of disastrous path lies ahead of us [especially for the youth] if we do not have the chance to purge ourselves of that putrefaction rotting inside our body? What, then, can Russia teach the world? (176)
In contrast to the unpurged Soviet Union, which refuses any expiation or "national reparation," Solzhenitsyn considers the protracted humiliation of West Germany:
A country which has condemned evil 86,000 times from the rostrum of a court and irrevocably condemned it in literature and among its young people year by year, step by step, is purged of it. (176-177)
Despite what Solzhenitsyn justly says, many others, it would seem, still do not really believe that Germany is yet sufficiently purged! More is required. For example, when Martin Hohmann and Brigadier General Reinhard Guenzel said similar things in 2003 to what Solzhenitsyn has so proportionately and explicitly observed, they were immediately and strongly rebuked and mocked and soon even expelled from their own professional positions. The German military, to my observation, was conspicuously and dishonorably silent. Was it really justified for them not to defend at all in public one of their own honorable officers after he had been summarily dismissed for writing a private letter in honorable support of Hohmann and of his public speech, "Gerechtigkeit fuer Deutschland" ("Justice for Germany")? Such self-censorship and such cowardice are to me unworthy of the Profession of Arms, but will now, more probably than not, metastasize in Germany as well as in the United States.
However, even in 1973—almost 40 years ago—Solzhenitsyn, who himself was once a military officer, candidly and honorably and courageously spoke out against the dishonorable and craven conduct of his own people:
What are we to do? Someday our descendants will describe our several generations as generations of driveling do-nothings. First we submissively allowed them to massacre us by the millions [in the Gulag System], and then with devoted concern we tended the murderers in their prosperous old age [as is the case with "the smug and stupid Molotov..., a man who...is saturated with our blood and nobly crosses the sidewalk to seat himself in his long, wide automobile" (176-7).
Attentive to the common good of his own country and to his special duty to Russia's own children, Solzhenitsyn then says:
What are we to do if the great Russian tradition of penitence is incomprehensible and absurd to them [i.e., to our Gulag "executioners" and "murderers"]? ... But let us be generous. We will not shoot them.... But for the sake of our country and our children we have the duty to seek them all out and bring them all to trial! Not to put them on trial so much as their crimes (177).
Implicitly, Solzhenitsyn would also logically include here the unmistakably cruel and well-known "Jewish Bolsheviks," would he not? (Could we not justly name several of "Lenin's Willing Executioners," and even "Stalin's Willing Executioners," like Yagoda and Lazar Kaganovich)? In a "just proportion," he says,
We have to condemn publicly the very idea that some people have the right to repress others. In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousandfold in the future (177-178).
And then, with special attention to the young, Solzhenitsyn vividly concludes his memorably profound and trenchant chapter, "The Bluecaps," wherein he examines this matter of intractably unbounded evil and of the moral necessity of justice, inasmuch as "from the most ancient times, justice has been a two-partconcept: virtue triumphs, and vice is punished" (175). But, he adds:
When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting [as in the case of Molotov] their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations. It is for this reason... that they are growing up "indifferent." Young people are acquiring the conviction that foul deeds are never punished on earth, that they always bring prosperity. It is going to be uncomfortable, horrible, to live in such a country! (175)
It is fitting and desirable, therefore, that the Germans themselves read and re-read the trenchant analysis and candor which lies at the heart of Solzhenitsyn's analysis and thereby further form their own deep and intelligently strategic, moral and spiritual resistance to Sophistry and to "the Lie." This would increase their own virtuous resistance to the very intelligent, and very hostile, strategic psychological warfare now still being conducted against their culture and way of life! They, too, like the Russians, must come out "from under the rubble." They, too, must resist manipulative Sophistry and the Lie. They, too, must resist the psychological "binary weapon": the combination of moral corruption and a cramped, constricted ideology (i.e., false theories about "special ethnic immunities" and the permission of "arrogant exceptionalisms"). Even if the Germans cannot immediately prevail and trenchantly present to their own children the whole truth of recent history inproper proportion, they must at least refuse their tolerance of the Lie. They must refuse their partaking of and complicity with the Lie. Coming out from under the rubble and away from the asphyxiation of untruth—and combating the dialectical ideologies of the Lie and the Sophistical "half truths"—they must take one step at a time, but, no matter what, refuse to participate in the Lie!
This article was published in the February 2012 issue of Culture Wars.
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31 - The Vagina Monologues at Notre Dame : Who Has the Most Famous Vagina in History ?
WARNING: Contains Explicit Language
by E. Michael Jones
The good news is that The Vagina Monologueswas not performed on the feast of St. Valentine, as it was last year at the University of Notre Dame. The bad news is that it was performed on Ash Wednesdayinstead. I did not attend last year's performance. I would not have attended this year's performance if I had not been asked to do so by the parents of a Notre Dame student. My feeling was that I had said all that I had to say about Eve Ensler and The Vagina Monologues in my article on the performance at St. Mary's College. It turns out that I was wrong.
This was not apparent, however, during the first hour or so of the performance, which was pretty much done by the book-as authorized by Eve Ensler this year. So, as before, we had Catholic students faking orgasm on stage, talking about what their vaginas smell like, and chanting the word "cunt."
As I said in the first article I wrote, the idea of the play, especially as performed on college campuses across the country, is to break down the natural sexualreserve and modesty of the largely female teenage performers and audience as a prelude to colonization. It was a classic instance of sexual liberation as politicalcontrol. At Catholic campuses, the point of this exercise was, if anything,clearer.
As Wilhelm Reich, the father of the sexual liberation of the '60s made clear, the chief opponent of revolution in general and sexual revolution (a term Reichcoined) in particular was the Catholic Church. As a Communist and Freudian revolutionary in both Vienna and Berlin in the 1930s, Reich quickly learned that it was pointless to debate things like the existence of God with seminarians.
Reich, however, also learned that if those same seminarians could be involved in sexual activity, the idea of God simply "evaporated" from their minds. Thepoint then was to break down Catholic political resistance by changing their sexual behavior and the first step in changing their sexual behavior involved breakingtheir sense of modesty, which, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "protects the intimate center of the person. It means refusingto unveil whatshould remain hidden. It is ordered to chastity to whose sensitivity it bears witness. It guides how one looks at others and behaves towards them, in conformity with the dignity of persons and their solidarity."
The performance of The Vagina Monologues at Notre Dame, in other words, is completely consistent with the strategy of sexual revolution that has completely devastated the Catholic Church and this country over the past forty years. The recent priest sex scandals were a media-orchestrated campaign to marginalize the Church even further.
(As part of the neoconservative media offensive to undermine the Popes efforts to avoid a war with Iraqi, Rod Dreher of The National Review brought up the recent sexscandals: "it is appalling" he wrote "to watch President Bush, who has responsibility for safeguarding 280 million of us from terrorists and terror states,being lectured on his duties in that regard by a church that would not even protect children from its own rogue priests and the bishops who enabled them.")
Those scandals followed on the heels of the heart of the campaign, which involved the sexualization of the culture. The sexualization of the Catholic clergy,something which I have documented in detail in Libidio Dominandi, followed naturally and, in a sense, automatically from the sexualization of the culture, especially since the clergy and institutions like the Universityof Notre Dame were so eager to assimilate to the newly sexualized America by the '60s.
The sexualization of the University of Notre Dame occurred at around the same time that the sexualizing of the American culture took place. In many ways, they were one and thesame thing. In late 1962, George Shuster, acting as the agent of the Theodore Hesburgh, reached an agreement With John D. Rockefeller 3rd's Population Council to fund a series of secret conferences, whose purpose was' undermine the Church's teaching on contraception.
In the Spring of '65 thetheologians who had been invited to the Rockefeller-sponsored conference issued a statement in which they claimed that they no longer found the Church's traditional teaching persuasive. Four months later Father Hesburgh arranged a private audience between his benefactor, John D. Rockefeller, 3rd,and Pope Paul VI, during which Rockefeller volunteered to write the pope's birth control encyclical for him. The papal birth control commission was packed with people connected with Notre Dame who were deliberating on the Churchteaching on contraception and simultaneously receiving money from the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations. Don Barrett, then a member of Notre Dan's sociology department, applied for a grant from the Population Council, which in turn transferred it to the Ford Foundation, which in turn gave him $60000, while he was on the papal birth control commission, a classic instance of conflict of interest. Pat and Patti Crowley, also connected with Notre Dame and also on the papal birth control commission, toured Italy holding conferences promoting contraception with Rockefeller money when Humanae Vitae was issued in the summer of 1968.
Another signer of the above-mentioned statement against the Church's position on contraception was Thomas P. Carney. In 1967 Carney was appointed to the Notre Dame board of trustees; in 1969, he was given an honorary degree; in May of 1971 he was awarded the Edward Frederick Sorin Award, the highest award granted by the Notre Dame Alumni Association. At the crucial period in the '60s when Hesburgh was collaborating with John D. Rockefeller, 3rd, Carney was vice-president in charge of research and development for G. D. Searle, one of America's major pharmaceutical firms and a, if not the, leading producer of birth control pills.
Notre Dame, in other words, has played a leading role in the sexualization of American Catholics, and Father Hesburgh has made a career of doing the bidding of the traditional enemies of American Catholics by implementing their social engineering schemes at Notre Dame. Father Hesburgh was rewarded for his willingness to engage in this subversion of Catholic interests by being appointed to the board of the Rockefeller Foundation as well as to the Harvard board of overseers. He has also been granted literally hundreds of honorary degrees, as well as the Meiklejohn Award for academic freedom by the AAUP. Father Hesburgh, in other words, made a career out of promoting the sexualization of Catholic culture through the University of Notre Dame.
The sexualization of Catholic culture means of course the weakening of Catholic political power. And Hesburgh presided over its decline for the latter part of his tenure as president at Notre Dame. From the late '50s to the early'70s, Father Hesburgh made a point of licking the boots of the declining WASP establishment and the boots of the Rockefellers in particular.
By the time both John D and Nelson Rockefeller died in 1978, the federal government had taken over the agenda of the big three foundations and began administering that agenda with government money. Notre Dame then followed government mandates as slavishly as Hesburgh had once followed the whims of the Rockefellers.
In this regard, nothing has changed at Notre Dame. Beginning with Father Hesburgh's tenure as president, the University of Notre Dame was always an engine of Catholic assimilation in America, as that assimilation was defined by the WASP ruling class and other traditional enemies of Catholic interests. Notre Dame's definition of academic freedom has traditionally meant defiance of the Vatican, as Hesburgh makes clear in his autobiography God, Country, Notre Dame. That defiance involves an on-going refusal to sign Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the Vatican's document on Catholic higher education.
That defiance of Rome has always been combined with slavish implementation of whatever governmental regulation got imposed on Notre Dame, no matter whether or how much it contradicted what they called the Catholic character of the university. The theologians at Notre Dame have no canonical mandate to teach Catholic theology and no intention of implementing Canon 812 of the Code of Canon Law, but the athletics department follows every jot and tittle of Title IX.
So the slavish willingness to collaborate with the Rockefellers, the foundations and the federal educational establishment to the detriment of Catholic interests has been a constant there for the past 40 years. The only thing that has changed is the terms of engagement.
The most recent performance of The Vagina Monologues indicates that the University is willing to maintain that commitment. If the dominant culture mandates moral corruption, Notre Dame will implement that mandate among its Catholic students. To do anything different would jeopardize the concordat which Father Hesburgh has hammered out with the regime over the past 40 years, a concordat which his successor, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, seems grimly determined to continue.
The performance of this play, in other words, does not signal a new departure from traditional policies. The performance of The Vagina Monologues on campus is only the logical outcome of the path which Notre Dame embarked upon 40 years ago. In staging The Vagina Monologues, Notre Dame has shown a determination to persist in the subversion which Father Hesburgh pioneered.
Notre Dame's persistence in accommodating performances of The Vagina Monologues makes St. Mary's College the Holy Cross, nun's establishment across the street, look pale by comparison: When St. Mary's alumnae became aware of the content of The Vagina Monologues (largely because of the article I wrote on it) they exerted enough pressure on St. Mary's President Marilu Eldred to force her to cancel subsequent performances. (Elred, a former nun who left her order in 1969, recently announced her decision to retire after a six-year tenure as president.)
It is, by now, obvious that this is not going to happen at Notre Dame, in spite of the fact that the pressure to cancel has increased there to way beyond what was brought to bear at St. Mary's. When the Gender Studies and Film, Television and Theater departments announced they were planning to sponsor a performance of The Vagina Monologues in February 2002, the announcement engendered large scale protests from parents. Father Malloy responded by claiming that having students chant the word "cunt" and fake orgasms on-stage was "consistent with our Catholic heritage." His view was deeply dualistic. Notre Dame, he wrote,
must find ways of fully and continuously promoting our Catholic heritage while at the same time adhering to the principals [sic] of inquiry which undergird academic life, including academic freedom. Without a continual commitment to our Catholic tradition, we will not be Catholic in any meaningful way. Without adherence to academic canons, we will not be a true university recognized as such in any meaningful way (Letter from Rev. Edward A. Malloy, CSC to parents 2/02).
In other words, the more Catholic Notre Dame becomes the less academic it is. Conversely, the more academic, the less Catholic it is. Given this view of Catholic education, Father Malloy becomes in effect a pedagogical Alan Greenspan, raising Catholic interest rates when the university gets too academic and doing the opposite when it becomes too Catholic. The net result is that Malloy is pursuing a policy that is simultaneously anti-Catholic and anti-academic.
So, instead of simply prohibiting a production which is an assault, not on the Catholic faith but on common decency, a production that would be prohibited at open mike nights at Irish pubs, Malloy, "in keeping with our mission" allows the Notre Dame coeds to talk about how their cunts smell, and ostensibly redeems that exercise in obscenity by allowing
a panel discussion and forum [which] followed each production to allow students and faculty to examine the experiences of those students who attended. Such interactions allow students to engage the controversial topics of the day in the context of our distinct, intellectual, religious and moral traditions. While there are elements of this production which are offensive because they contravene positions of the Catholic Church, a responsible academic setting is precisely the place where controversial topics should be examined and discussed.
The elements of The Vagina Monologue which Malloy refuses to specify are not offensive "because they contravene positions of the Catholic Church" – the Catholic Church has no position on the smell of Notre Dame coeds' cunts – they are offensive because they are deliberate and calculated violation of common decency, a violation which is not redeemed or eliminated by discussions in "a responsible academic setting" after the fact.
The purpose of The Vagina Monologues is the desensitization of Notre Dame students, in other words, the subversion of their sense of modesty as a prelude to the subversion of their morals. The Vagina Monologues is not art; it is not scholarship; it is not even discourse; it is social engineering.
Assuming that a discussion after the fact will somehow ameliorate its offensiveness is deeply delusional. It's like saying that it's okay to toss the psychic and moral equivalent of a grenade into a crowded, classroom as long as there is a panel discussion afterward. Malloy himself said the play was offensive, No discussion is going to change that fact.
The students in this regard are smarter than Father Malloy. They know that there is nothing to discuss. Campus Vagina coordinator Lindsey Horvath announced that a discussion would follow the performance I attended. After the performance, she announced again that there would be time for discussion and questions. When the hall was emptying out, she asked, "Doesn't anybody have any questions? The answer is no. There is nothing to discuss. The students were about as capable of discussing their participation in The Vagina Monologues as a rat in a maze would be capable of discussing why it got a food pellet rather than an electric shock.
The Vagina Monologues is not something that students study; it is something that is done to students to produce behavioral and psychic effects. Its main purpose is to break down their modesty and corrupt their morals. The students were being acted upon (even if by other students) in a way that was calculated to modify their behavior, not clarify their thought. If anything, the play was an attempt to short-circuit the thinking process. It was a deliberate attempt to subvert reason by shock and arousal of passion.
The Vagina Monologues involves a violation of academic norms because it involves a violation of human norms. It is not meant to facilitate the discovery of the truth; it is a deliberate attempt to thwart that discovery by either the arousal of passion or the creation of the numbed shock which is the most logical Outcome of the direct and intentional violation of human decency.
The Vagina Monologues, in other words, is not academic discourse. It is social engineering. It is the orchestration of obscenity for political purposes. As social engineering, The Vagina Monologues has more in common with the Tuskeegee Syphilis experiments than the performance of a play by Shakespeare. As such, it has no place in any public forum, much less at a university, much less at a Catholic university.
The Vagina Monologues is deliberately obscene. That means in the etymological sense of the word that it is something that should not take place on stage. By allowing it to appear on stage, Notre Dame is enabling not education but rather the social engineering of its students. It is allowing outside agents to come in and deliberately offend their modesty and subvert their morals.
The fact that many Gender Studies students were required to attend this obscene performance only underscores its intrinsically coercive nature. Father Malloy is either too stupid to see this, or he has been so cowed by the canons of "academic" respectability that he lacks the courage to stop something that any reasonable person can see is wrong.
Not surprisingly, Malloy's response satisfied no one. As a result, parents and other concerned individuals started writing to the Most Rev. John M. D'Arcy, ordinary of the diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, in which the university is located. In a letter dated February 25, 2002, which is to say the same day that The Vagina Monologues was performed on campus last year, D'Arcy told former CSC provincial Richard Warner that he had "received phone calls and letters from people around the country, and parents of students at Notre Dame sharing their concern with me."
D'Arcy explained to Warner that he was "strenuously against the performance of this play." but, unfortunately, he was either unwilling or unable to stop it. All the local bishop felt that he could do was urge the angry parents "to write to your and to other priests/leaders at Notre Dame." D'Arcy was going to write a letter himself, but in telling the parents this, he added that "I also told them that [Notre Dame] was a great Catholic university and that their children would grow in faith there."
D'Arcy's position was weak for a number of reasons. Having been appointed bishop to bring Notre Dame back to the Catholic Church, he eventually adopted the Notre Dame position, including an endorsement of their rejection of Ex Corde Ecclesiae. Once his position became known, he lost all leverage with the university. He was also handicapped by adopting Malloy's position on the performance, which is to say, that the performance could be redeemed if it were followed by a discussion, during which someone would "present the church's teaching on sexuality and on the dignity of women, and to respectfully present a voice of opposition to the view of sexuality divorced from love and commitment and the sacrament of matrimony as presented in this play."
Again, no discussion is going to change the fact that the play is obscene, nor is a discussion going to change the fact that impressionable students have been exposed to the corrosive effects of this obscenity on their modesty and morals under Catholic auspices.
One year after D'Arcy's anguished but ultimately ineffectual handwringing letter, the play was put on again. The 2003 version which was authorized by Eve Ensler was pretty much the same as the version I had seen at St. Mary's College a few years before. The 13 year old who got molested by a lesbian is now 16, but no note of condemnation has intruded into this pornographic paean to child molestation, In order to make a stab at being fair to heterosexuals, Ensler has included a monologue which "was based on an interview with a woman who had a good experience with a man."
Lindsey Horvath reads the line with a straight face and seems surprised when it elicits a laugh from the crowd. The laughter over the fact that one woman "had a good experience with a man" highlights by contrast the otherwise unremittingly lesbian atmosphere of the other monologues. Everything in the Monologues is suffused with a homoerotic glow. Whatever is not intended to shock is intended to arouse. That includes the descriptions of child molestation and the brutal descriptions of rape as well. Heterosexual sex is rape in the Monologues, but rape is portrayed in a way that lesbian sadists would find sexually arousing. Since most of those attending were not lesbians, they can honestly say that they did not find these scenes arousing, but that does not change the intention informing them.
Since the purpose of the Monologues is transgression, they have to change with time, seeking new boundaries to violate. In keeping with that intention, there was something new added this year. This year the boys got to talk dirty too. Horvath later explained that the new wrinkle was in response to Eve Ensler's challenge to have the students themselves make up their own monologues, giving their explanation of what a world without violence to women could look like.
It turns out that that world looks a lot like a fraternity smoker in which callow undergraduates engage in smutty talk.
Notre Dame Student David Buckley pulled off his shirt revealing a large V painted on his chest and claimed to be the Vagina Avenger, a comic book hero portrayed by a teenager who talked a lot about dildoes and chocolate sauce and who obviously got his ideas of human sexuality from pornographic websites.
Tom Sutton began his monologue by telling the girls in the audience that they shouldn't be shy in asking him to "eat them out." He concluded his monologue with a particularly outrageous obscenity which I could not understand (advancing age has caused hearing loss evidently) but which elicited howls of high-pitched laughter from the girls in the audience.
Mike Romano delivered the most serious and, as a result, the most outrageous monologue of all three male undergrads. He began by wondering whether it was appropriate to have a play like the monologues performed at a university "dedicated to Our Lady;' and concluded that it was because "the Blessed Mother had one of the most famous vaginas in vagina history because nothing went in and something came out."
Romano's comments were crude, outrageous and blasphemous. In other /words, they were completely in keeping with the rest of the play. They did, however, add a number of totally new elements to the play. To begin with, the female performers were all reading lines carefully vetted by Eve Ensler, lines that were vetted with particular political effects in mind. Opening up the writing of the play to students, especially male students, adds a whole new dimension to the play.
First of all, the change involves the students more deeply in their own moral degradation. Sexual liberation has always been the most effective form of political control because the person who is to be controlled imposes it on himself. This, of course, entails a higher degree of moral corruption, which means, in this instance, that Notre Dame is allowing the Ensler movement even more intimate access to the Notre Dame students' psyches.
If Father Malloy found last year's play offensive, one wonders how he would feel about Mr. Romano's monologue on the Blessed Mother's vagina. Have we gone over the line allowed by academic freedom yet, Father Malloy? If not, would you please explain the line to us and where it has been drawn at Notre Dame? If next year's performance involves ritual temple prostitution, will Notre Dame undergraduates be allowed to perform that on the stage of Washington Hall? What about human sacrifice the year after that?
What about the students who involve themselves in this public self-degradation? Is it too far-fetched to imagine that someday perhaps 10 or 20 years down the road, one of these young men or women might wake up one day and feel ashamed of what he or she has done? How will they view the university then? Probably the way many baby-boomer alumni, who came to campus during the '60s and '70s expecting a Catholic education and found free love instead, view it now, which is to say, as instrumental in their moral degradation.
Secondly, allowing randy undergraduate males to have their say makes explicit what has always been just beneath the surface in any performance of The Vagina Monologues, namely the fact that the deliberate destruction of modesty is something which is going to make violence against women more likely not less likely. Mr. Buckley, playing the Vagina Avenger, declared his willingness to pleasure vaginas wherever possible.
Is it too far-fetched to think he or some of the people whose modesty was assaulted by his speech might insist on this as a right at some point?
Modesty is the first defense against the arousal of passion; it facilitates rational moral control of sexual impulse, but modesty was deliberately violated and ridiculed by the people putting on the play.
Ergo, more uncontrolled passion. Ergo, more violence against the weaker sex. Which brings us to the real message of the play, which came out in the monologue "My Short Skirt," which is about being deliberately sexually provocative and at the same time denying that fact and using it against its victims.
The Vagina Monologues is a perfect mirror of the culture of political control through sexual arousal. The fact that it was performed at Notre Dame means that Notre Dame accepts its role as an agent of the government-sponsored sexualization of American Catholics. This goes to the heart of Hesburgh's deal with the Rockefellers. In exchange for large amounts of money from foundations and the federal government, Hesburgh agreed to turn Notre Dame into an instrument of social engineering, whose purpose is to sexualize America's Catholics and, therefore, weaken them politically.
Notre Dame cannot object to a performance of The Vagina Monologues, no matter how crude and blasphemous it becomes, because they have accepted their role as the instrument which is to bring about the sexualization of America's Catholics. Notre Dame, in other words, is getting paid by the government to engage in the social engineering of Catholics, and since sexual liberation is the prime form of social engineering, The Vagina Monologues will continue to be performed on campus, no matter how offensive or blasphemous it becomes. To ban the play would call their allegiance to the regime into question.
Around 15 students, most of whom had been in the performance, showed up at the discussion, which finally took place two days after the performance I had attended. In an Email to a concerned parent, Lindsey Horvath said that she was having a hard time finding students who were opposed to the production. As a result, she opened the discussion by saying that she was going to present both sides. But what did that mean? Was she going to take the pro-violence against women position?
Before we go any further, we have to answer Bishop D'Arcy's question. If His Excellency is still wondering if some faculty member, or dean, or member of campus ministry or the theology department, in short, if anyone other than undergraduates were present at the discussion "to present the church's teaching on sexuality and on the dignity of women, and to respectfully present in a voice of opposition to the view of sexuality divorced from love and commitment and the sacrament of matrimony as presented in this play," the answer is no. The kids were pretty much on their own in figuring out how the deliberately smutty talk of The Vagina Monologues fit into Notre Dame's Catholic mission. This was probably a blessing in disguise.
No faculty member showed up even though Lindsey went through a long list of those who were invited, and they didn't show up probably because they correctly understood that it would have been an act of supererogation. It would have not served their careers, the main consideration. It would have not served the interests of the undergrads.
It would not have served the cause of truth either. If some bulldyke from the gender studies program, the program which sponsored the performance, had showed up for the discussion, it is unlikely that she would have "presented the church's teaching on sexuality and the dignity of women" because conveying those teachings is not the purpose of gender studies programs.
So, as I said, the kids were on their own. And they did their best, which isn't saying much. Mike Romano, the author of the Blessed-Mother-has-the-most-famous-vagina-in-history monologue was there, and both he and Jared Rizzi, another performer, expanded on the same themes they sketched out in their performance. Notre Dame, according to Rizzi, who did a skit on his mother, "was the perfect place" to put on a performance of The Vagina Monologues because both Eve Ensler and the Catholic Church were essentially espousing the same thing. After Rizzi got some negative feedback about "reducing women to just a vagina" he "touched that person on the forehead" mentioned the fact that it was Ash Wednesday and that they were both wearing ashes and then said, "we are dust."
According to Rizzi's account, The Vagina Monologues is not only completely compatible with Catholicism; it gets to the heart of what Notre Dame is all about as a faith community. Notre Dame, in other words, is a faith community where people can talk about their (or other people's) vaginas in a non-judgmental, non-threatening way. To think otherwise would be to imply that the Catholic Church condoned violence against women, an unthinkable concept.
Listening to Rizzi was enough to make a grown man cry. The net result of this young man's "Catholic" education is that he has redefined Catholicism as being synonymous with obscenity. We have here, in other words, a college student who can't read a text and who doesn't understand his own faith, being encouraged by the university to stand up in front of his peers and take part in a smutty play. But, on the brighter side, the fact that he did not understand the purpose of the play meant that he projected Catholic categories onto it. Eve Ensler's assault on his modesty simply got bogged down in the quagmire of his residual ethnic Catholicism, a point I will discuss further.
I then brought up the fact that the play was a deliberate assault on modesty and, therefore, something which made violence against women more likely. Mr. Rizzi dismissed the possibility out f hand, but the word "modesty" set off a reaction from three students on the other side of the room, who, it turns out, were secret papalist Catholics. They took the modesty ball and dribbled it up and down the court for a while eliciting positive remarks from some of the other girls in the room. At one point, one of the undercover papalists offered to give the Vagina Monologuers tracts by the pope on the theology of the body.
"The pope is really cool," he said.
This did not elicit howls of protest from the students in attendance, something which might have happened if faculty commissars from the gender studies program had been in attendance. So - pace, your Excellency - it's better that nobody over the age of 21 showed up for the discussion. The students may be brainwashed, they may be incapable of reading a text and coming up with the meaning of the words on the page in front of them, but at least they are not being paid as government agents of sexual subversion, the job description of the average gender studies professor.
One of the undercover papalist students then went on to talk about the unsavory connection between The Vagina Monologues and Planned Parenthood. This led to a discussion of abortion, and that led to the realization on my part, at least - that all of the students attending the discussion - whether Vagina Monologuers or undercover papalists - were against abortion. Lindsey Horvath then announced to everyone present that she was prolife and that she made sure that none of the money which got raised went to Planned Parenthood or to promote abortion.
After the discussion was over, Lindsey came over to me and made even more startling personal revelations. Not only was she prolife, she was also heterosexual and - I am not exaggerating here - against contraception!
I hope this article doesn't get her in trouble with the gender studies program. After listening to her talk, I found myself wondering what Eve Ensler would have to say about her beliefs. Probably that she had failed in her mission to corrupt Lindsey's morals. There is great hope in this. If the big Vagina lady on campus feels this way, how must the accounting majors who avoided the play feel? They probably feel the way their parents taught them to feel in spite of the social engineering that four years at Notre Dame inflicts upon them. In other words, Lindsey Horvath is a tribute to the primacy of ethnos and family over "education"' which has become a euphemism for social engineering.
Catholics still have this residual "ethnic" appreciation of certain sexual truths in spite of all the efforts to engineer it out of them. The discussion of The Vagina Monologues showed that, in spite of all of Notre Dame's efforts to the contrary, some residual lump of unmeltable prolife Catholic ethnicity still remains in the hearts of that university's beleaguered and abused students. Lindsey can put on her sexy red dress and walk up to the mike and talk dirty in Washington Hall, but she's still Catholic in some unmeltably ethnic sense of the word after all. That's the good news. The bad news is that she doesn't know her left hand from her right. The bad news is that she, like the rest of her peers at Notre Dame, is still a sheep without a shepherd, and it looks as if she will remain that way for the foreseeable future.
E. Michael Jones is the editor of Culture Wars.
This article was published in the April 2003 issue of Culture Wars.
32 - World’s Before Our Own 2
By Rixon Stewart on September 1, 2006
Rixon Stewart – 2001
Housed in a warehouse in Ica, Peru, is a collection of stone tablets which carry pictures portraying advanced medical practice. The tablets were first seen and recorded by Father Simon, a Jesuit missionary who accompanied Pizarro in 1525. Amongst other scenes portrayed are pictures of what appear to be Caesarian surgery and blood transfusions as well as the use of acupuncture needles and detailed images of what appear to be open heart surgery. The tablets are not just anomolies: they open a Pandora’s box of questions and challenge everything we have been taught about our past.
It is becoming increasingly evident that our notions of human history are not simply mistaken but in need of a total overhaul. The evidence is beginning to mount to the point where it can no longer be ignored; all across the planet archaeological finds are being made that are distinctly at odds with the conventional notions of humanity’s past and point to a revolution in the way we see ourselves and our origins.
Over the last two centuries various archeological finds have been unearthed which do not fit into the conventional time-scale of pre-history; these so-called archeological anomalies have largely been buried in site reports or left to gather dust in museum storage rooms. However the sheer volume of these finds and the very nature of some of them calls for another look at the worlds before our own.
Academic consensus maintains that the ancestor of modern man emerged one million years ago. Whilst modern man, homo sapiens, only emerged as the dominant planetary life form some 40,000 years ago; this is generally the line held by conventional archeologists and anthropologists, in spite of the fact that there is considerable evidence to the contrary.
Thus we have the case of the metal spheres found by miners in the Western Transvaal, South Africa. Over the past few decades miners in the area have come across metal spheres, often grooved, in layers of sedimentation estimated at 2.8 billion years old. According to Roelf Marx, curator of the Klerksdorp museum where they are kept: “The spheres are a complete mystery. . .They’re nothing like I have ever seen before.” Moreover the spheres are so hard that they cannot be scratched, even with a hard metal point. In 1979 several were closely examined by J.R. McIver, professor of geology at the University of Witwatersrand in Jo’burg and Andries Bischoff, geology professor at Potschefstroom University. What they found only deepened the mystery; averaging 1 to 4 inches in diameter the spheres are usually coloured steel blue with tiny flecks of white fibers embedded in them. They were found to be made of a nickel-steel alloy which does not occur naturally, and is of such a composition that excludes any meteoric origin. Quite simply they do not fit into any conventional prehistoric time-scale.
Likewise an early Paleolithic skull on display in London’s Natural History Museum would seem to defy all conventional archeology. Dated at 38,000 years old and excavated in 1921 in modern Zambia, the skull bears a perfectly round hole about a third of an inch in diameter on its left side. Opposite the hole, the cranium is shattered, and reconstruction of the fragments show that the skull was smashed from the inside out, as if from a bullet wound. Forensic experts who have examined the skull all agree that the cranial damage could only have been caused by a high speed projectile. So the fact that the skull was excavated from a depth of 60 foot, of mostly lead rock, only deepens the mystery.
Just as baffling is the case of an iron pot found in a block of coal. Thus according to an affidavit made by Frank J. Kenwood in 1912: “While I was working in the Municipal Electric Plant in Thomas, Okla, in 1912, I came upon a solid chunk of coal which was too large to use. I broke it with a sledge hammer. This iron pot fell from the center, leaving the impression or mould of the pot in the piece of coal. . .I traced the source of the coal and found that it came from the Wilburton, Oklahoma, Mines.” According to Robert O. Fay of the Oklahoma Geological Survey, the Wilburton mine coal is about 312 million years old.
In a similar vein, so to speak, we have this account first published in Brad Steigers ‘World’s Before Our Own: “In the year 1928, I, Atlas Almon Mathis, was working in coal mine No. 5., located two miles north of Heavener, Oklahoma. This was a shaft mine, and they told us it was two miles deep. The mine was so deep that they let us down into it in an elevator . . .They pumped air down to us, it was so deep.” After blasting the miners came across what appeared to be some concrete blocks, according to Mathis: “These blocks were 12-inch cubes and were so smooth and polished on the outside that all six sides could serve as mirrors. Yet they were full of gravel, because I chipped one of them with my pick, and it was plain concrete inside.”
“As I started to timber the room up,” Mathis continued, “it caved in; and I barely escaped. When I came back after the cave-in, a solid wall of these polished blocks was left exposed. About 100 to 150 yards farther down our air core, another miner struck this same wall, or one very similar.” The coal in the mine was probably carboniferous which, according standard dating methods, would mean that the wall was at least 286 million years old.
Thereafter the mining company officials pulled the men out of the mine and forbade them to speak about what they had found. In a strange twist of fate the men were then sent to the Wilburton mine mentioned previously. According to Mathis the miners there spoke of having found “a solid block of silver in the shape of a barrel . . .with the prints of the staves on it.”
As far back as the eighteen hundreds artifacts were being unearthed which defied conventional archeology. For example in 1871, William E. Dubois of the Smithsonian Institute reported finding several man-made objects whilst drilling a well in Marshall County, Illinois. Using a “common ground auger” a number of coin like objects were recovered from a depth of about 114 feet. At that depth the Illinois State Geological Survey estimates the deposits were made “sometime between 200,000 and 400,000 years ago.”
Dudois concluded that one coin in particular could only have been made in a machine shop. Noting its uniform thickness, he said the coin must have “passed through a rolling mill; and if the ancient Indians had such a contrivance, it must have been pre-historic.”
.W. Moffat, who was working with Dubois at the time, reported to the Smithsonian that other anomalous objects were found whilst drilling in nearby Whiteside County, Illinois. At a depth of 120 feet, workmen discovered “a large copper ring or ferrule, similar to those used on ship spars at the present time. . . They also found something fashioned like a boat-hook.” Moffat concluded that: “There are numerous instances of relics found at lesser depths. A spear-shaped hatchet, made of iron, was found embedded in clay at 40 feet; and stone pipes and pottery have been unearthed at depths varying from 10 to 50 feet in many localities.”
The Illinois State Geological Survey noted in 1984 that the age of deposits at 120 feet in Whiteside County varies greatly; in some places, they might only be 50,000 years old, whilst in other places one would find Silurian bedrock 410 million years old.
And still, the evidence of world’s before our own continues to grow.
On October 8,1922, The New York Sunday American ran a prominent feature by Dr W.H. Ballou: “while he was prospecting for fossils in Nevada,” Ballou wrote, “John T. Reid, a distinguished mining engineer and geologist, stopped suddenly and looked down in utter bewilderment and amazement at a rock near his feet.” What Reid had actually stumbled on was, it appeared, a fossilized footprint. According to Ballou it was, “apparently, a shoe sole which had turned into stone . . .there was the outline of at least two-thirds of it , and around this outline ran a well defined sewn thread which had, it appeared, attached the welt to the sole. Further on there was another line of sewing” . . .and . . “an indentation, exactly such as would have been made by the bone of the heel rubbing upon and wearing down the material of which the sole had been made.”
Reid then took the fossil to New York where it was examined by a number of eminent scientists. Their conclusions were unanimous, in effect “it was the most remarkable natural imitation of an artificial object they had ever seen.” The scientists were also agreed that the rock formation was Triassic in origin whilst Dr W. D. Mathew of the American Museum of Natural History declared it a remarkable imitation, “a freak of nature.”
Despite Mathew’s dismissal, Reid persisted: “I next got hold of a micro-photographer and an analytical chemist” wrote Reid: “The micro-photo magnifications are twenty times larger than the specimen itself, showing the minutest detail of thread twist and warp, proving conclusively that the shoe sole is not a resemblance, but is strictly the handiwork of man. Even to the naked eye the threads can be seen distinctly . . .I will add that at least two geologists . . .have admitted that the shoe sole is valid, a genuine fossilization in Triassic rocks.” It should be added that the Triassic period is now generally dated at around 213 – 248 million years ago.
Some of the archeological anomalies discovered, like the above, are quite prosaic and certainly not the product of a hi-tech civilization. However some very obviously are the vestiges of a technically very advanced culture; like the minute spiral shaped objects unearthed in the Eastern Urals which bear a remarkable resemblance to cutting edge nano-technology, as detailed in earlier stories.
Some other anomalies are quite literally monumental however, such as the ziggurat found off the coast of Okinawi, Japan. Over 600 feet wide and 90 feet high, the edifice was initially thought to be a natural formation on its discovery, nearly 10 years ago. However closer inspection prompted a reassessment. Thus according to Professor Kimura, a marine geologist at the University of Okinawa: “This could only have been done by a people with a high degree of technology . . .There would have been some sort of machinery involved to create such a huge structure.”
Elsewhere similar evidence has been unearthed which points to scientific and technical knowledge existing long before it was previously assumed. In 1938, Dr Wilhelm Kong, an Austrian archeologist, was rummaging around the basement of a Baghdad museum when he came across a six inch high pot of clay. The pot contained a cylinder of sheet copper which was soldered with a 60-40 lead-tin alloy, whilst the bottom of the cylinder was a crimped-in copper disk sealed with bitumen. Another insulating layer of bitumen sealed the top and held in place an iron rod suspended into the centre of the copper cylinder. With a background in mechanics, Dr Kong immediately recognized that what he was looking at was, in effect, a battery. What was unusual though was that it had been unearthed from an archeological site dated 2000 years old, whilst other similar artifacts had been recovered from sites dated as far back as 5000 years. These latter were unearthed from Sumerian remains in southern Iraq and dated to at least 2,500 BC. That’s long before Michael Faraday is said to have discovered electromagnetic induction and the laws of electrolysis in the early 1800’s.
So the million dollar question is: were these artifacts the forerunner of Faraday’s discovery . . . or the vestiges of a technically advanced civilization? And if these artifacts were the remnants of an advanced civilization then there follows the Billion dollar question: what exactly happened to this civilization? Could it have been that it was engulfed in some kind of nuclear Armageddon? Evidence indicative of nuclear explosions has been discovered across the planet in the form of “fused green glass” found deep in the strata of various archeological digs. Usually only found at nuclear testing sites, the glass has been unearthed at various archeological digs as far apart as Gabon, Africa, the Gobi Desert and Scotland.
Is it possible that a previous civilization was destroyed by a nuclear conflict? Could it be that a handful of survivors emerged from the ruins of a nuclear apocalypse and then, over millennia, slowly rebuilt civilization? Or could there be another reason for these anomalies. Whilst we accept that the above may well be a possibility we would suggest that there maybe other explanations.
We would suggest that shifting crustal displacements could be a critical factor here. This theory, first postulated by Charles H. Hapgood and subsequently backed by no less than Albert Einstien, was outlined by Richard Noone in the ‘Hammer and the Pendulum’, featured previously. More than that though we would suggest that this scenario has occurred not just once but on a number of previous occasions; indeed what we are looking at is a cyclic pattern, a pattern that has embossed itself across the face of unrecorded human history.
As Richard Noone described in his article the event would be dramatic and cataclysmic, triggering a geological Armageddon; across the planet there would a wave of earthquakes, floods and volcano’s as the planets rigid crust suddenly shifted and tore itself asunder. And for those few who were not killed in the initial shocks there would only be a desperate struggle to survive in the ruins of a shattered civilization. Stripped of everything that they had taken for granted they would be left with nothing but memories of the former civilization. And then a few generations later there would little else but stories of a golden age and a great flood that had destroyed everything in its path. As the millennia passed so too would the memories and stories fade, until one day millennia later there would be little else but legends of a fabulous civilization and stories of a mythical flood. And maybe, just maybe, a few archeological anomalies that would one day baffle future scientists.
Sources include: The Hidden History of the human race, The condensed edition of Forbidden Archeology, Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson, World’s Before Our Own, Brad Stieger. 5-5-2000, Richard Noone.
33 - Get Internet Access When Your Government Shuts It Down
Does your government have an Internet kill-switch? Read our guide to Guerrilla Networking and be prepared for when the lines get cut.
By Patrick Miller, David Daw, PCWorld Jan 28, 2011
What to do when your government shuts down your Internet access and other useful tools.
Take Your Tech Off the Grid
Start A Revolution With Your Personal Tech
These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it's organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as we've seen in Egypt, that means that your Internet connection can be the first to go. Whether you're trying to check in with your family, contact your friends, or simply spread the word, here are a few ways to build some basic network connectivity when you can't rely on your cellular or landline Internet connections.
Do-It-Yourself Internet With Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi
Even if you've managed to find an Internet connection for yourself, it won't be that helpful in reaching out to your fellow locals if they can't get online to find you. If you're trying to coordinate a group of people in your area and can't rely on an Internet connection, cell phones, or SMS, your best bet could be a wireless mesh network of sorts--essentially, a distributed network of wireless networking devices that can all find each other and communicate with each other. Even if none of those devices have a working Internet connection, they can still find each other, which, if your network covers the city you're in, might be all you need. At the moment, wireless mesh networking isn't really anywhere close to market-ready, though we have seen an implementation of the 802.11s draft standard, which extends the 802.11 Wi-Fi standard to include wireless mesh networking, in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO laptop.
However, a prepared guerrilla networker with a handful of PCs could make good use of Daihinia ($25, 30-day free trial), an app that piggybacks on your Wi-Fi adapter driver to turn your normal ad-hoc Wi-Fi network into a multihop ad-hoc network (disclaimer: we haven't tried this ourselves yet), meaning that instead of requiring each device on the network to be within range of the original access point, you simply need to be within range of a device on the network that has Daihinia installed, effectively allowing you to add a wireless mesh layer to your ad-hoc network.
Advanced freedom fighters can set up a portal Web page on their network that explains the way the setup works, with Daihinia instructions and a local download link so they can spread the network even further. Lastly, just add a Bonjour-compatible chat client likePidgin or iChat, and you'll be able to talk to your neighbors across the city without needing an Internet connection.
Back to Basics
Remember when you stashed your old modems in the closet because you thought you might need them some day? In the event of a total communications blackout--as we're seeing in Egypt, for example--you'll be glad you did. Older and simpler tools, like dial-up Internet or even ham radio, could still work, since these "abandoned" tech avenues aren't being policed nearly as hard.
In order to get around the total shutdown of all of the ISPs within Egypt, several international ISPs are offering dial-up access to the Internet to get protesters online, since phone service is still operational. It's slow, but it still works--the hard part is getting the access numbers without an Internet connection to find them.
Unfortunately, such dial-up numbers can also be fairly easily shut down by the Egyptian government, so you could also try returning to FidoNet--a distributed networking system for BBSes that was popular in the 1980s. FidoNet is limited to sending only simple text messages, and it's slow, but it has two virtues: Users connect asynchronously, so the network traffic is harder to track, and any user can act as the server, which means that even if the government shuts down one number in the network, another one can quickly pop up to take its place.
You could also take inspiration from groups that are working to create an ad-hoc communications network into and out of Egypt using Ham Radio, since the signals are rarely tracked and extremely hard to shut down or block. Most of these efforts are still getting off the ground, but hackers are already cobbling together ways to make it a viable form of communication into and out of the country.
Always Be Prepared
In the land of no Internet connection, the man with dial-up is king. Here are a few gadgets that you could use to prepare for the day they cut the lines.
Given enough time and preparation, your ham radio networks could even be adapted into your own ad-hoc network using Packet Radio, a radio communications protocol that you can use to create simple long-distance wireless networks to transfer text and other messages between computers. Packet Radio is rather slow and not particularly popular (don't try to stream any videos with this, now), but it's exactly the kind of networking device that would fly under the radar.
In response to the crisis in Egypt, nerds everywhere have risen to call for new and exciting tools for use in the next government-mandated shutdown. Bre Pettis, founder of the hackerspace NYC Resistor and creator of the Makerbot 3D printer, has called for "Apps for the Appocalypse," including a quick and easy way to set up chats on a local network so you can talk with your friends and neighbors in an emergency even without access to the Internet. If his comments are any indication, Appocalypse apps may be headed your way soon.
Tons of cool tech are also just waiting to be retrofitted for these purposes. David Dart's Pirate Box is a one-step local network in a box originally conceived for file sharing and local P2P purposes, but it wouldn't take much work to adapt the Pirate Box as a local networking tool able to communicate with other pirate boxes to form a compact, mobile set of local networks in the event of an Internet shutdown.
Whether you're in Egypt or Eagle Rock, you rely on your Internet access to stay in touch with friends and family, get your news, and find information you need. (And read PCWorld, of course.) Hopefully with these apps, tools, and techniques, you won't have to worry about anyone--even your government--keeping you from doing just that.
Patrick Miller hopes he isn't first against the wall when the revolution comes. Find him on Twitter orFacebook--if you have a working Internet connection, anyway.
David Daw is an accidental expert in ad-hoc networks since his apartment gets no cell reception. Find him on Twitter or send him a ham radio signal.
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34 - Amol Rajan : We are only now discovering the secrets of the soul
TUESDAY 01 MAY 2012
I have just finished a book whose implications may be profounder than that of any book I have ever read by someone still alive.
We are living, as this column has laboured to make clear, through an Age of Research. More research of an exceptionally high quality is being carried out today than ever before. This is true in most intellectual disciplines – but none more so than science. And within the sciences, the field where the most thrilling, paradigm-altering work is going on is neuroscience. And within neuroscience, a giant is bestriding the globe. His name is V S Ramachandran.
In The Tell-Tale Brain, Ramachandran explains how rather than being a form of madness, many types of eccentric behaviour tell us remarkable things about the working of the brain. The most celebrated example is that of phantom limbs.
Ninety per cent of amputees experience "pain" in limbs that no longer exist. For centuries, doctors didn't know what to make of this, but suspected nerve endings to be at fault. Ramachandran devised a very simple experiment in which, with the aid of mirror, he convinced a patient that he was able to move the non-existent limb. The patient felt a sudden loss of pain. In a celebrated phrase, Ramachandran declared "the first example in medical history of the amputation of a phantom limb".
Many of his experiments are marked by this low-tech, holistic approach. Over the course of nearly 40 years, he has irreversibly altered our understanding of conditions as varied as schizophrenia and synesthesia. That may be why Richard Dawkins calls him "a latterday Marco Polo, journeying the Silk Road of science to strange and exotic Cathays of the mind".
But why should the work of this particularly brilliant Tamil scholar be of such importance? Because of the status of neuroscience.
It is true that many of the biggest questions in cosmology – such as what happened before the moment of singularity that preceded the Big Bang – are unanswered. But in few areas of science is our understanding more neophyte than with the brain. We have made only small steps on a very long journey. At the same time, the implications of recent discoveries profoundly challenge our basic understanding of such things as consciousness, the relationship between mind and body, the sources of human motivation, and the biology of virtue. Ramachandran in fact has a better answer than any man living to the question: what is the soul?
For that, and for the clarity of its prose, I can't think of any book I could recommend as highly as this masterpiece.
35 - Sugar makes you stupid : Study shows high-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory
May 15, 2012 in Health
Attention, college students cramming between midterms and finals : Binging on soda and sweets for as little as six weeks may make you stupid.
A new UCLA rat study is the first to show how a diet steadily high in fructose slows thebrain, hampering memory and learning — and how omega-3 fatty acids can counteract the disruption. The peer-reviewed Journal of Physiology publishes the findings in its May 15 edition.
"Our findings illustrate that what you eat affects how you think," said Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, a professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a professor of integrative biology and physiology in the UCLA College of Letters and Science. "Eating a high-fructose diet over the long term alters your brain's ability to learn and remember information. But adding omega-3 fatty acids to your meals can help minimize the damage."
While earlier research has revealed how fructose harms the body through its role in diabetes, obesity and fatty liver, this study is the first to uncover how the sweetener influences the brain.
The UCLA team zeroed in on high-fructose corn syrup, an inexpensive liquid six times sweeter than cane sugar, that is commonly added to processed foods, including soft drinks, condiments, applesauce and baby food. The average American consumes more than 40 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup per year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
"We're not talking about naturally occurring fructose in fruits, which also contain important antioxidants," explained Gomez-Pinilla, who is also a member of UCLA's Brain Research Institute and Brain Injury Research Center. "We're concerned about high-fructose corn syrup that is added to manufactured food products as a sweetener and preservative."
Gomez-Pinilla and study co-author Rahul Agrawal, a UCLA visiting postdoctoral fellow from India, studied two groups of rats that each consumed a fructose solution as drinking water for six weeks. The second group also received omega-3 fatty acids in the form of flaxseed oil and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which protects against damage to the synapses — the chemical connections between brain cells that enable memory and learning.
"DHA is essential for synaptic function — brain cells' ability to transmit signals to one another," Gomez-Pinilla said. "This is the mechanism that makes learning and memory possible. Our bodies can't produce enough DHA, so it must be supplemented through our diet."
The animals were fed standard rat chow and trained on a maze twice daily for five days before starting the experimental diet. The UCLA team tested how well the rats were able to navigate the maze, which contained numerous holes but only oneexit. The scientists placed visual landmarks in the maze to help the rats learn and remember the way.
Six weeks later, the researchers tested the rats' ability to recall the route and escape the maze. What they saw surprised them.
"The second group of rats navigated the maze much faster than the rats that did not receive omega-3 fatty acids," Gomez-Pinilla said. "The DHA-deprived animals were slower, and their brains showed a decline in synaptic activity. Their brain cells had trouble signaling each other, disrupting the rats' ability to think clearly and recall the route they'd learned six weeks earlier."
The DHA-deprived rats also developed signs of resistance to insulin, a hormone that controls blood sugar and regulates synaptic function in the brain. A closer look at the rats' brain tissue suggested that insulin had lost much of its power to influence the brain cells.
"Because insulin can penetrate the blood–brain barrier, the hormone may signal neurons to trigger reactions that disrupt learning and cause memory loss," Gomez-Pinilla said.
He suspects that fructose is the culprit behind the DHA-deficient rats' brain dysfunction. Eating too much fructose could block insulin's ability to regulate how cells use and store sugar for the energy required for processing thoughts and emotions.
"Insulin is important in the body for controlling blood sugar, but it may play a different role in the brain, where insulin appears to disturb memory and learning," he said. "Our study shows that a high-fructose diet harms the brain as well as the body. This is something new."
Gomez-Pinilla, a native of Chile and an exercise enthusiast who practices what he preaches, advises people to keep fructose intake to a minimum and swap sugary desserts for fresh berries and Greek yogurt, which he keeps within arm's reach in a small refrigerator in his office. An occasional bar of dark chocolate that hasn't been processed with a lot of extra sweetener is fine too, he said.
Still planning to throw caution to the wind and indulge in a hot-fudge sundae? Then also eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, walnuts and flaxseeds, or take a daily DHA capsule. Gomez-Pinilla recommends one gram of DHA per day.
"Our findings suggest that consuming DHA regularly protects the brain against fructose's harmful effects," said Gomez-Pinilla. "It's like saving money in the bank. You want to build a reserve for your brain to tap when it requires extra fuel to fight off future diseases."
Provided by University of California, Los Angeles (news : web)
36 - California food police gone wild : LA County health enforcers conduct door-to-door raw milk confiscation operations
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
(NaturalNews) In a bombshell revelation of the depth of the food police state that now exists in LA County, California, NaturalNews has learned that the LA County health department has unleashed door-to-door raw milk confiscation teams to threaten and intimidate raw dairy customers into surrendering raw milk products they legally purchased and own.
According to Mark McAfee (see quotes below), both LA County and San Diego county have attempted to acquire customer names and addresses from Organic Pastures (www.OrganicPastures.com) for the sole purpose of sending "food confiscation teams" to customers' homes to remove the raw milk from customers' refrigerators. Using both phone calls and home visits, these teams intimidate customers and try to force them to give up their milk.
These revelations have surfaced in a recorded NaturalNews interview with Mark McAfee, the founder of Organic Pastures and a food rights advocate. Here's what he told us:
LA County health enforcers go door to door, demanding your fresh milk
"I received a phone call yesterday morning from a wonderful young gal, a 36-year-old mom out of LA County. She's one of our UPS customers that we deliver overnight raw milk to her house. When the CDFA was in here the other day on our recall, they demanded to have all our delivery addresses for overnight UPS delivery. We screwed up and [inadvertently] gave it to them, they got it from one of our secretaries here. The LA County health department started calling her, six or seven times, demanding that she give up her raw milk from her own home to the health department.
She refused, then they showed up at her house and demanded that she give her raw milk to them. She was getting ready to call 911 for the Sheriff's department and have them removed from her front doorstep, and she was threatening to use her camera to take a picture of them and post it on Facebook for harassing her over her raw milk... The investigators left after she told them she was not going to give them the raw milk and to get the Hell off her property.
This is what's going on, it's like food Nazis, it's incredible what these people are doing, trying to collect food from people's houses, that have not made them ill!
Then the San Diego health department called me up and said oh we want a list of all your buyer's club members, and I said no... and they said we want all their addresses and their names, because we want to go to their homes. I said it ain't happening, we aren't going to give it to you."
Are armed raids on raw milk customers next?
LA County has already conducted armed raids on raw milk distribution centers -- are armed raids on raw milk customers next? Will LA County Health Department investigators start calling on the police to go door to door, arresting raw milk owners as if they were crack dealers?
Remember: The raw milk from Organic Pastures is legally sold, legally purchased, and greatly enjoyed by its customers. There are virtually no complaints about this product. Customers love it. Only the government wants to confiscate it and destroy it.
And even as the county is unleashing food police to confiscate raw milk that authorities say might be dangerous, they cannot find anyone actually harmed by it. Nor do they pay any attention to the fact that upwards of 70 percent of the fresh chicken meat sold at grocery stores across California is routinely contaminated with salmonella and other pathogens.
What this clearly demonstrates is yet another ratcheting up of the California police state, where county authorities reach right into your refrigerator and confiscate food that they claim might not be safe -- food that you've legally purchased and wish to consume knowing full well that it's fresh and raw!
Regulators operating as lawless, idiotic tyrants
The question on all our minds is simple: Where does this end? Having already criminalized raw milk distribution at Rawesome Foods, thrown James Stewart in jail (http://www.naturalnews.com/035208_James_Stewart_torture_county_jail.h...) and completely shuttered the Rawesome operation, California's bureaucrats seem to have too much time and money on their hands, so they target real food and local farms while ignoring the truly dangerous criminals running loose across the streets of L.A.
Such is the inevitable result of big government gone bad, which is almost an oxymoron because big government always goes bad. Eventually, the power granted to authorities at any level (county, state, federal) is turned against the People, and food, farms and freedoms are among the first targets to be threatened.
Read NaturalNews for more breaking news on this food police confiscation story. In the mean time, I also recommend reading www.TheCompletePatient.com for timely coverage of this topic, as well as "Raw Milk Freedom Riders" (http://rawmilkfreedomriders.wordpress.com)
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