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Over the years, I have noticed a dynamic online: all forums run by various groups tend to collapse when people have to make real choices. For example, in the last election, ‘Democratic’ web sites were rent asunder by the faux choice between two war mongers, Clinton and Obama. All sorts of ugly debates were viciously hammered while ignoring the true nature of the principals involved. One of the biggest dividers of the Left is the topic of Israel: it leads to total meltdowns and in the end, surrender to fascistic goals and thinking.
I periodically visit the Daily Kos zoo to see how they handle world events. As usual, they have the exact same meltdowns all other ‘liberal’ sites have when discussing wars and fascism. Namely, there is this dual system whereby fascism is evil BUT not evil when Jews practice it. This theology is rapidly destroying liberalism.
So it is time first to define ‘liberalism’: a liberal is a person who does NOT use ethnic or religious identity politics but rather, believes in freedom and democracy for all people. The belief that civil rights should be granted equally to all people, not just in one nation, but for all humanity, is the shining star of liberalism.
Liberalism is also very weak. When the issue of socialist systems to protect the poor, systems to protect labor, systems to curb lending, all these economic matters gets liberals all tangled up. This is why I append another concept on liberalism: Libra. Liberal comes from Libra and Libra is judgmental. Libra is all about balance. Too much ‘liberality’ leads to chaos. Balancing conservatism with liberalism is a Libra goal.
There is no infinite money or infinite wealth to pour onto all problems. There is not infinite land or infinite expansion. Even if we go into space, the ability to do this has severe limits and thus, will increase the battle over access and controls. On this very limited planet, we have a long history of struggles for power and control. And this brings us to the latest example: the very, very lopsided war being waged by Jews in the West against the residents of Palestine who have virtually no money, no arms, no power and no lands.
This latest chapter in the ongoing tragedy which will be called ‘WWIII’ or ‘The Apocalypse’ has simply made the world a much more dangerous place. Far from insuring the safety of anyone, it has made things much worse in the future. For the future is a world not run by the US at all but one where all parties held at bay by US arms and the deals we made to keep everyone friendly by destroying our own economy so everyone would be our allies, once this ends with the bankruptcy of the US, we will see an all-out global struggle for dominion.
For the bankruptcy of great empires always causes all other rivals to surge forwards. Israel will not surge forwards due to its total reliance on US power. This collapse will cause Israel to collapse just like the collapse of the ability of the US to take on more debt for consumer goods will destroy Japanese industries.
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told French counterpart Bernard Kouchner Thursday that Israel was rejecting his country’s‘ humanitarian ceasefire’ proposal.
Officials in Livni’s office said no humanitarian crisis exists in Gaza, therefore there is no need for a ceasefire of this sort.
Livni with Kouchner in Paris (Photo: Reuters)
During their meeting in Paris Kouchner condemned the rocket fire from Gaza towards the southern communities of Israel and said that his country sees Hamas as a terror organization. However he also warned against allowing an escalation of violence.
Livni supplied Kouchner with data on the humanitarian aid that Israel has been transferring to the Strip. She said no humanitarian crisis existed in Gaza as Israel was continuing to send in supplies throughout the operation. Hamas is the organization responsible for the suffering of the residents of the Strip, she told Kouchner.
Buried deep inside of the European/American invasion of Palestine is this meme: the people doing this are ‘coming home’ because they are Semites. Anyone opposing this action is an ‘anti-semite’. But then, this brings up the horrible question of, ‘Who is a Jew?’ And anyone discussing that is instantly attacked for either being an anti-semite or ignorant. Shutting down this vital discussion is one of the top priorities of much of US media. And discussing this is shut down at almost all political web sites.
Only when there is an obviously racist war raging in the Middle East, do these things get any airing at all. This is an important question because the people who live in the lands the Europeans and Americans have been expropriating are nearly all Semites. If we used modern genetic screening to determine ‘who is a Semite’, nearly 100% of the Palestinians would pass and perhaps about 20% of the ‘Jews’ will pass. We don’t know, of course, because no one dares to do this test.
Iceland has been host to extensive genetic testing because they are a very closed community, nearly all ‘Norse’ but even that is false. The Icelanders took in a number of Irish and Scottish slaves. The subject of genetic tagging of ethnic groups is fascinating and fearful. For example, in my own family, my father wants desperately to believe that we are not Africans. The concept of all homo sapiens coming out of Eastern Africa frightens many whites. Who will also claim, they are not racist.
Look at the picture in this story today: Livni looks like a Ukrainian, she shows very few features seen in nearly all native Semites who live in Palestine. She considers the natives to be foreigners because they are…to her. Mr. Kouchner is ‘half Jewish’ and he is the founder of ‘Doctors without Borders’. He is in Israel to ask Livni to be more ‘humanitarian’. Note how they are holding hands.
She, of course, merrily tells him to forget about it, bub. Mr. Kouchner, like many Jews, is very divided about what is liberalism and humanitarian. For example, he supported the US actions in Iraq. He likes to pretend, this was done to save the people there but of course. The fact that the health and welfare of the people there was greatly degraded due to the US embargo, bombings and then invasion, is immaterial to this humanitarian giant. They are, to him, probably not very human to begin with. So the ‘humanity’ part is immaterial. He hides behind the veil of ‘diplomacy,’ preferring to use that, rather than brute force, when ‘saving’ people.
Of course! Who wouldn’t? It is a lot easier to STARVE a people and thus, replace a pesky government! Claiming to do this to save the people we are starving is really cool. Lends some delicacy to the whole business. For example, the US is starving Cubans. To fix their leadership problems, of course. So what, if they all die? We are saving them.
Humanitarian heroes who are not all that humanitarian is nothing new. In the Jewish community, there are many organizations that have been set up to stop fascism and Naziism, for example. Yet, they don’t do this at all since they simultaneously protect and support Naziism in Israel. We have watched in horror as Israel moves relentlessly to the right. From day one, there was this tendency.
For example, socialism was always predicated there on one’s ethnic identity. Socialism for Jews, nothing for the sub-human Semitic people living alongside the Jews. Naziism is all about such socialism: the state nurtures, protects and advances only selected people based on their ethnic/religious/political connections.
Mr. Kouchner would be doing a bigger favor if he were to confront Livni about her nation’s strange laws. For example, if a Semite in Israel who is a ‘citizen’ marries any Palestinian Semite from the ‘Occupied territories’, they are immediately DEPORTED. They lose their citizenship! Their children have no right to return to their parent’s home, either.
If a Palestinian Semite gets work overseas, within a short timeframe, they lose their citizenship! While any and all ‘Jews’ get instant citizenship and worse, can have dual-citizenship like Emmanuel, Obama’s political nursemaid or Chertoff, the Israeli citizen who runs our entire national security systems.
Now, Daily Kos is the political website that exists for one purpose: to elect Democrats. But it has a secondary role: to remove and eliminate opposition within the Democratic party that questions the sorts of things I talk about here at Culture of Life News. I support no political party nonstop because none are capable of carrying the load I carry, myself. I do prefer some parties over others, for the most part.
But the Republicans and Democrats are both being undermined by forces they cannot control anymore. Both are now two horses hitched to the same Chariot of Fire: both support and are enabling the Apocalypse. At the Daily Kos, people are herded about by each other and the hosts of the web site. People are always reporting each other to their master controllers. Calling each other names, demanding ideological uniformity, etc. I am horrified by all this as well as amused.
Watching them attempt to brainwash each other is funny. It is also a good way to see how groups can intimidate and control others, even when flying in the face of the supposed goals of the organization. In the case of Daily Kos, it wants to support ‘liberalism’. Only the definition of this is up in the air.
Like many liberal sites, the definition collapses totally when it comes to simple things like explaining Israel to each other. Below is some samples:
Thu Jan 01, 2009 at 05:48:33 AM PST
[Repost from ’07. With I/P wars heating up again, it seems worth doing. Please note, I give no opinion as to what is happening in Gaza now.]
I am going to attempt to address a single issue which continuously arises in I/P debates, to everybody’s consternation- accusations of anti-Semitism, and cross- accusations of abuse with same. I am going to write about the “dog whistles” of anti-Semitism.
The comments contain amazing examples of name-calling and hysteria. The hysteria is obvious: Jews do NOT want to look in any historical mirrors! They want to look out a window that lets them frame reality and in the view of this window are all the horrors of Naziism. But only as it refers to the Jewish people. The whole problem with this is obvious: the racism of the Nazis is clearly echoed in Israel itself. At Daily Kos, anyone brave enough to point out this painfully obvious truth is ruthlessly disciplined by the Cadres. These cadres are very much like Madame Mao’s cadres in China.
What is worse, is the Daily Kos front page: for the last week, the controllers there have not ‘headlined’ a single story about the present Holocaust in the Gaza/Warsaw Ghetto. Not so much as a peep. Indeed, they have been reduced to repeatedly posting, ‘Open Thread’ headers. Not one picture or video of this carnage is on the front page of Daily Kos. If one read only that site, it would appear as if there is no war going on at all!
The reason we have no more anti-war demonstrations is due to this split within the liberal movement. It has always been there but in the last 10 years, has gotten much, much worse. And on top of all this, people wanting to get the Jews who support ethnic cleansing in Israel to look closer at Hitler’s efforts and to either stop flogging the Holocaust business or to fez up to what they are doing, this gains one unending hatred from most of the Jewish community.
I have gotten more than one email begging me to stop talking about all this from Jewish readers. They want it all swept under the rug. For example, they want me to talk about money but NOT about how this money flow is connected to Israel and the Jewish desire to control all events, using wealth. The Madoff affair has exposed much of this: the many ‘charities’ this guy’s goofy funds supported, many of them are Zionist operations aimed at destroying the Semites in Palestine and replace them with ‘Jews’.
We can’t ignore all of this because it is all part of a much bigger system: Asia is, by itself, a massive, massive economic force, too. Ditto, the old European imperial fragments that are trying to reassemble the Holy Roman Empire. All of these forces matter and have a huge impact. And certainly, Jewish economic power is part of all of this. I cannot penetrate the veils of history and logic without also talking about all these many things and how they exert forces on each other.
The OPEC kings and princes are yet another force at work here. The Islamic ones have been co-opted by wealth and power. But they rule masses of people who seethe with anger and who are, like hungry wolves, watching the fat, pampered rulers, stumble and fall. I know these people will be eliminated in the long run. It is only a matter of time. The price of oil has to be high for them to keep in power. The price of oil keeps Islam boxed in. But when the Hubbert Oil Peak really begins to hammer us, the ‘Arab street’ will rise up. US power can contain this but we are losing power.
Our support of Israel is weakening the US, too. This is very important to me since I live in the US. Daily Kos cannot talk about any of this. For example, if anyone dares to mention the obvious, a fact that Jews, themselves, celebrate periodically, that Jews own much of Hollywood as well as most of our major media, at Kos, these poor posters are hammered down.
Not via facts, simply be being called ‘trolls’ and ‘anti-semites’. The need to hide this vital information is a conspiracy. Mr. Kos himself should explain to his merry band, that yes, the media IS owned mostly by Jews. And Jewish commentators outnumber all other groups, big time. And that neo-con Jewish commentators are mirrored by liberal Jewish commentators AND THIS IS VERY BAD. Since both do not give us any room to discuss Israel in any sane way, shape or form.
Here is another article from deep inside of the Kos community [it is not on the front page, of course, only these insipid ‘Open threads’ are there]:
Sun Dec 28, 2008 at 04:48:33 AM PST
The above quote comes from the article Once a Political Riser, an Israeli Challenges His Country’s Identity written by Ethan Bronner in the December 20, 2008 issue of the New York Times.
“I realized something about myself and Israel that frightened me,” he (Avraham Burg) said recently, looking back over the past few years. “I realized that Israel had become an efficient kingdom with no prophecy. Where was it going? What is a Jewish democratic state? What does it mean that Jews define themselves by genetics 60 years after genetics were used against them?”
These are important questions that tend not to be addressed. Avraham Burg is an Israeli who is asking them and more including:
This particular thread barely discusses the main point here, of course: how on earth can one have a JEWISH state and also have it ‘democratic’? Of course, the method used by all ethnic groups in Europe like, say, Yugoslavia, was to forcibly remove, terrorize or kill any competing ethnic groups. Then, one could have a state that benefits a particular group! Simple as pie. And bloody in reality.
Anyone on that long thread that suggests that Israel is not a real state but a terrorist organization set up to ethnically cleanse a populated region…boom! They are in trouble! People, frightened of losing status within the Kos empire won’t discuss this. Normally, at Daily Kos, people post pictures a lot. In the case of these threads I refer to, there are virtually no pictures at all. And NONE of Semtic Palestinians. This self-censorship is a sign of the issue being one of the most important, not least important. The US struggles under a huge amount of censorship.
For example, discussing the USS Liberty is a lonely affair. Few places allow this to come up at all. The muzzling of any commentary concerning Israeli Jewish crimes is destroying liberalism. For the entire planet considers us to be a bunch of hypocrites. And we certainly are. Below is another off-the-front-page posting at Daily Kos that has a lot of readers totally missing the point of the story and I fear, even the author doesn’t quite grasp what he is doing:
Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 08:42:09 AM PST
People who read my comments know that for the last week or so I’ve been recommending and citing from Avraham Burg’s new book The Holocaust is over; we must rise from its ashes, an extended meditation on how the memory of the Holocaust has shaped and distorted Israeli society.
While I’m still reading the book, I’ve found it incredibly powerful. Burg is both an impassioned writer and a sensitive observer of his society, a combination that leads to an insightful, moving account.
Last night I came home from a dinner party to read his ninth chapter, on “Owning the Holocaust,” and I felt for a moment as if Burg had predicted the conversation we would have…..But first it was mrs. litho’s turn. My wife is not Jewish — she’s from Chile, and a Catholic. But she was listening to our talk, was moved by it, and wanted to share. So she told the story of her uncle, who was in the Chilean Navy on September 11, 1973 — the day Augusto Pinochet bombed the Presidential Palace and overthrew the elected government of Salvador Allende. My wife’s uncle supported Allende, and his officers knew it. He disappeared for five years, and emerged from Pinochet’s dungeons a changed man. I tried to take the opportunity to build off my wife’s story, to tell the story of my friend Antonio, the only other person I know personally who suffered at the hands of Pinochet’s torturers. But mom felt it was time to move on, and she interrupted me to tell about her Tanta Rivke, her socialite aunt, who left the fast life of New York behind to move to a moshav in the Yishuv (as the Zionists called Israel before the state was formed) with her Polish husband in the late 1920s.
Now, I do understand why my mom wanted to change the subject, but even before she did I felt there was a dissonance between my wife’s story and the others and I wonder why it is there. There is of course a question of scale, as the enormity of Hitler’s crime — the genocidal destruction of European Jewry — makes Pinochet’s — the destruction of the dream of a democratic transition to socialism — pale in comparison. But on a different level, on the level of human tragedy, of human suffering, of the way we as individuals experience the pain of these huge national and international crimes there is in fact something similar between what mrs. litho experienced when tio Garo was carried off and what so many Jews lived through in Europe in the 1930s.
The poor wife from Chile! I know exactly how she feels. Cut off nearly immediately. Instead of being interested in her story, they turned their basilisk eyes on the woman and turn her to stone. They had no desire to hear her because she really isn’t ‘one of them’. As time passes, she will fade from this family group and the possibility of divorce will arise.
The Catholic generals in Chile and Argentina, for example, did hideous and ferocious things to Jewish scholars who were liberals. Anti-semitism is very real and extremely ugly. But then, the exact same things these Catholic generals did to Jews, Jews do to Palestinians in their own dark prison system. Just like reporters were locked out of Gitmo, reporters are not allowed to snoop around Jewish prisons. We know from the brave actions of both Jewish activists and Palestinian victims living inside the Israeli police state, we have a number of videos of military and police forces that are all Jews, torturing and abusing Palestinians, just for fun.
We have seen videos of little Jewish boys throwing rocks and tripping up elderly Palestinian ladies in the streets, for example. The terrorizing, mocking and abusing of the natives is exactly like the stuff Nazis encouraged in Germany. Teaching little children to spit on, throw rocks and and curse is very evil. In the deep south, in my childhood, blacks were not allowed to respond if white children threw rocks at them or spat on them, just for example.
The US right wing loves to tell stories about anti-war pacifists spitting at vets. Which are utterly stupid as well as unbelievable. After all, we were always beaten up by the police! And people who hated has had no barrier to beating us up! And they did! But whites did spit on blacks. Right wingers seldom, if ever, mention this ugly fact. And this is how the liberal Jewish community mirrors the right wing community! They feel they can abuse in the name of Zionism but we can’t strike back. Here is a story from nearly exactly one year ago, how people who beg Jews to stop flacking the Holocaust while abusing Palestinians, are treated:
January 26, 2008
The Washington Post has this ‘On Religion’ column that is supposed to talk about religious matters. Most often, this means some sort of story about how wonderful Judaism is and how nice it is for other religions to get along with each other and not fight over ownership of olive trees and mud huts. But when Gandhi’s grandson dared to request Jews to please stop using the Holocaust as an excuse to steal and kill in the Holy Land, he was attacked and driven out of the ‘Peace Institute’ he led just as Jimmy Carter has been ‘vanished’ by the media for doing the same thing. War grows nearer as the battle heats up in Gaza.
The grandson of Indian spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi resigned yesterday as president of the board of a conflict resolution institute after writing an online essay on a Washington Post blog calling Jews and Israel “the biggest players” in a global culture of violence.
In his resignation letter to the board of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, founder Arun Gandhi wrote that his Jan. 7 essay “was couched in language that was hurtful and contrary to the principles of nonviolence. My intention was to generate a healthy discussion on the proliferation of violence. Clearly I did not achieve my goal. Instead, unintentionally, my words have resulted in pain, anger, confusion and embarrassment.”
The poor man groveled and whimpered like a whipped puppy. To no avail. He was driven out of the Temple. Like Jimmy Carter, who dared to tell the truth about the Jewish apartheid state. I notice that Daily Kos doesn’t mention him. And that the one-time heroine of Daily Kos, Cindy Sheehan. She wanted to talk about Palestine and oops. Off the radar screen with her!
It’s a far cry from Cindy Sheehan’s tent city near President Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Tex., but a half-dozen pro-Palestinian activists demonstrated Tuesday morning outside the Kailua compound where President-elect Barack Obama is vacationing with family and friends.
Holding signs urging Obama to take a new approach to Middle East policy, the protesters gathered early in the morning just beyond the security perimeter of Obama’s estate, hoping the president-elect would see them when he left for his traditional morning workout. But as of 9:20 a.m. Hawaii time, Obama had not left his residence.
The Daily Kos pretended to be antiwar for a while but ever since the Democrats swept into power, the antiwar impulse has nearly totally died at that site which seems to be more about feeding money into the system of empowering Democrats rather than having any discernible goals at all. One would think that this Washington Post story would be echoed at the Front Page of Daily Kos!
Not the goofy, feeble, ‘Open threads’ that seem to predominate there, lately. Poor Cindy Sheehan! She has been working with another non-person, McKinney, the US black Representative who was chased out of office by the Powers that Be. She was on a ship that was strafed and rammed by the Israeli Jewish navy in international waters, a la USS Liberty.
No mention of that, either, at Daily Kos front pagedom. But this demonstration against OBAMA should have woken the sleeping crew there! But then, we are supposed to be 100% behind this AIPAC-owned guy.
One day last fall, a young Israeli woman named Sharon went with her fiancé to the Tel Aviv Rabbinate to register to marry. They are not religious, but there is no civil marriage in Israel. The rabbinate, a government bureaucracy, has a monopoly on tying the knot between Jews. The last thing Sharon expected to be told that morning was that she would have to prove — before a rabbinic court, no less — that she was Jewish. It made as much sense as someone doubting she was Sharon, telling her that the name written in her blue government-issue ID card was irrelevant, asking her to prove that she was she.
In recent years, the state’s Chief Rabbinate and its branches in each Israeli city have adopted an institutional attitude of skepticism toward the Jewish identity of those who enter its doors. And the type of proof that the rabbinate prefers is peculiarly unsuited to Jewish life in the United States. The Israeli government seeks the political and financial support of American Jewry. It welcomes American Jewish immigrants. Yet the rabbinate, one arm of the state, increasingly treats American Jews as doubtful cases: not Jewish until proved so.
Recently, the NYT ran this very popular article about how the Nazis within Zionism has set up this committee who gets to decide who is really a Jew. I and my family who is half-Jewish are not Jews according to this hyper-racist ethnic cleansing committee. It is straight out of the German Nazi ‘who is a real Aryan’ playbook. It is also extremely nauseating to read this article. It infuriated me for the author, who is a Jew, didn’t find this whole thing utterly disgusting, horrifying and a perfect mirror of the Nazi race laws. Instead, it ends happily for the couple who want to marry and be Israeli dual-nation citizens.
This old story from the last election says it all. The topic of ‘who is a Jew’ was very much in the news. The NYT ran an article about the Nazi-system set up by Jews in Palestine. I was horrified by the story. Horrified about the ‘3am phone call’ garbage. Note that the phone has been ringing OFF THE HOOK and neither Cheney, Bush, Hillary Clinton or Obama is answering it. ‘No comment’ seems to be their modus operandi.
They tell the weaker side, the ghetto, to stop fighting the occupiers! All the major imperial powers want the Palestinians to surrender. The US hates the Palestinians. Free Tibet! Enslave the Palestinians! This is our hysterical response to historical forces.
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