Jingoism Is The Religion Of America

Brandon Turbeville at GlobalResearch.ca:

“Kyle seemed to enjoy his torture of the Iraqi people boasting about his number of kills and having a great time chasing them with remote controlled hummers as they screamed, presumably thinking it was some kind of weapon being aimed at them.

Kyle also boasted of his ability to punch cattle so hard back home that he twice broke his hand. It should be noted that, abusing animals, of course, is one indicator of a psychopath.

After his stint in the US military, Kyle moved on to more lucrative pastures – the private sphere of war profiteering. Becoming the president of Craft International, a military tactical firm working with both the US military and law enforcement, Kyle continued to benefit off the wholesale slaughter of innocent people overseas and the increased police state here at home.

War profiteering was not enough, however, as Kyle was then turned loose as propagandist by erroneously claiming that he had once been in a bar fight with Jesse Ventura, whom Kyle claimed had insinuated he was happy about the death of Navy SEALs. Kyle claimed that he became angry with Ventura and punched him in the face. Ventura had been a vocal critic of the war in Iraq and painting him as a heartless criminal that rejoiced in the death of American soldiers served to denigrate both Ventura and other critics of the war. Ventura subsequently sued Kyle, but Kyle was killed before the court case was resolved. Ventura was then painted as a heartless troop-hater that sued a poor soldier’s widow. It cannot be overlooked that Ventura won the case and was awarded $1.8 million by a federal jury.

Now, with the release of American Sniper, Kyle is being portrayed as not only a victim of Ventura, but a genuine hero who exuded honor in his actions that were allegedly solely designed to protect Americans and the lives of his “brothers.”

But Kyle’s representation in the media is not only inaccurate, it is disgraceful.

Kyle was bloodthirsty. He was a murderer. And he was proud of his actions.

But Kyle has now become a symbol of “supporting the troops.” With the use of liberal blowhards like Michael Moore as the opposition, the die has been cast – you either love the troops and are a conservative or you hate them and are a liberal. In the mainstream media and, thus, in the minds of the vast majority of the American public, there is no in between and there is certainly no independent thought.

To see such a murderer glorified by the mass media is nothing new. What is truly disgusting, however, is the reaction given to those who dare criticize the new Christ of killing. The complete rejection and borderline violent reaction to anything that resembles a hesitation to rush to war in his country is both frightening and extremely dangerous.

Much of this reaction has come from blowhard reactionaries and entertainment-based commentators. Yet, many average Americans have fallen prey to the culture of militarism and pro-war propaganda to the point that American Sniper has now become akin to what the Passion of the Christ was for Christians. Americans, so overcome with their worship of militarism and so devoid of the ability to tell fact from fiction are now reportedly standing up and giving ovations when the fictional Kyle kills the “bad guy” of the movie.

It is this grouping of individuals who have been the most vocal in their support for a war based on proven lies and virtually every armed conflict that bankers, corporate interests, and the US government have been involved in as well as those in which it may become involved in  the future…

America’s priorities are entirely skewed. Years of Hollywood propaganda and oligarchical domination have seen to it that certain things are not discussed, people are separated from one another, and dialogue is always stopped short. When the United States is done being used as a battering ram for the world oligarchy, its militarism will come back to haunt it. It has no other choice. It has been the same with every empire..””

War Thrives On Fools And Criminals

Gordon Duff, a combat veteran of the Vietnam war, dismisses “Sniper heroics,” in a powerful piece at Veterans Today:

“If you kill more than a dozen people as a sniper and you aren’t guilty of murdering innocent civilians, I would be very surprised.  If you are insane enough to convince yourself, let’s say you are in Afghanistan or Iraq, countries where it is legal for any civilian to carry a weapon and no sane person would go outside without one, that shooting “armed Muslims” makes you a hero, you are both a liar and a fool.  You are probably also a psychopath.

Most of the armed “insurgents” the US has killed during the War on Terror were friendly militias, local herdsmen or, at best, armed tribal units that were armed tribal units when they fought the British and Russians as well for hundreds of years.  We are talking about “patriots” defending their country against foreign invaders who support drug cartels and criminal politicians like the governments the US has placed in power over and over.

I do expect this; I expect an American Sniper to use his skills to protect American personnel from attack even if America is there as part of an armed aggression on the part of whoever it is that runs America, which sure as hell isn’t the American people. …… Yes, this is not a simple story and there are no entire good or bad people.  Welcome to reality…..

99% of talk about snipers is plain bull and mythology.  I am not the world expert but I have “done the work” in the worst place on earth, I collect sniper rifles and own a company that builds them. …..

I make weapons and can only hope they are used properly.  There are bad people who deserve killing but most of them are trained and supplied by the Mossad, CIA and our British and French allies, I am talking Boko Harum, ISIS and that gang.  You didn’t know that?  Imagine that…..

In South Vietnam there were some legitimate targets, sort of.  In truth, the US was in South Vietnam illegally and on the wrong side in the first place so any moral high ground disappears immediately anyway.  So, if you were a “sniper” killing the enemy, one thing for certain, you were shooting people better than you are.

It took a fat minute to figure that one out and absolutely everyone knew it, something we aren’t so sure about with our new “professional” military today. …..

While working for an intelligence organization long ago, I remember meeting with fellow “Vietnam vets,” all claiming to be Navy Seals, Marines or Ranger/Special Forces.  They were cooks and truck drivers, honorable occupations of course and perhaps they shouldn’t have felt pressured to make things up, but you see where I am going with this…

During one “ambush” we killed 3 people, a woman, a child and someone over 70.  They had one weapon, an unloaded and broken AK47.

This was during a truce, they were coming back to see their family as per agreement and we were there to kill them in violation of the truce, something we always did.  Nobody talks about such things?  Imagine that……..

What we are saying is simple, snipers played no real role in Vietnam……..

Many of the special operations units spent 90% of their time in rear areas living as well as possible doing exactly what the rest of us would do if we were as smart as them.  It would be impossible for any of these people to see as much real combat as an Army draftee who served as a simple “combat infantryman.”

What has been confirmed is that some American units serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan simply murdered civilians, and we mean women and children in “drive by” type shootings.  They would drive down the road and simply shoot at people walking by.  Americans have been convicted of this.  Another “trick” is to drive by a group of kids and toss a hand grenade at them.

Were these deaths added to the “sniper kills?”  My guess would be yes.

Another point that isn’t bought up is that within the US military street gangs have a very strong presence.  This has made the US military an unreliable guest anywhere in the world.  In Vietnam we had units that were basically “trash.”  Remember the Mai La massacre?  An American unit made up mostly of draftees and 3rd string officers murdered between 400 and up to 800 civilians, lining them up and shooting them down, we are talking only women, babies, small children and a few old men……

War is about thugs with guns working for banks and oil companies, for drug cartels and crooked politicians.  War is a racket, but wait a minute, I stole that from someone else.  There are no good wars, there never were.  The Civil War wasn’t fought over slaves and the American War of Independence, in the end, turned out to be a struggle between international banking cartels with the worst one winning in the end when the Rothschilds took over the US in 1913.

After that, we fought World War I and II on their behalf and the rest is history, a history we live every day.  Hiring criminals from “clown colleges” to rewrite history, making movies about snipers and staging Paris street theatre isn’t going to change any of it.  The whole thing is a con.

No one has clean hands, not me, not anyone.  Even speaking up isn’t enough and few speak up at all.  Simply put, if you leave the US and kill a citizen of another country because George W. Bush and Dick Cheney or their friend Netanyahu makes a buck from it and you consider yourself a hero instead of a fool or criminal, talking to you isn’t going to help.”

Psychopath as Hero: The Make-Over Of Chris Kyle

At Alternet, via Salon, Syracuse U. student Zaid Jilani dissects the lies propagated by director Clint Eastwood in his new box-office hit, “American Sniper.”

The movie lionizes the crack  sniper Chris Kyle as a heroic, conflicted, All-American hunter of evil “rag-heads.”

The real Kyle, on the other hand, was a psychopath in love with killing and even more in love with his image as a killer:

The film American Sniper, based on the story of the late Navy Seal Chris Kyle, is a box office hit, setting records for an R-rated film released in January. Yet the film, the autobiography of the same name, and the reputation of Chris Kyle are all built on a set of half-truths, myths and outright lies that Hollywood didn’t see fit to clear up.

Here are seven lies about Chris Kyle and the story that director Clint Eastwood is telling:

1. The Film Suggests the Iraq War Was In Response To 9/11: One way to get audiences to unambiguously support Kyle’s actions in the film is to believe he’s there to avenge the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The movie cuts from Kyle watching footage of the attacks to him serving in Iraq, implying there is some link between the two.

2. The Film Invents a Terrorist Sniper Who Works For Multiple Opposing Factions: Kyle’s primary antagonist in the film is a sniper named Mustafa. Mustafa is mentioned in a single paragraph in Kyle’s book, but the movie blows him up into an ever-present figure and Syrian Olympic medal winner who fights for both Sunni insurgents in Fallujah and the Shia Madhi army.

3. The Film Portrays Chris Kyle as Tormented By His Actions: Multiple scenes in the movie portray Kyle as haunted by his service. One of the film’s earliest reviews praised it for showing the “emotional torment of so many military men and women.” But that torment is completely absent from the book the film is based on. In the book, Kyle refers to everyone he fought as “savage, despicable” evil. He writes, “I only wish I had killed more.” He also writes, “I loved what I did. I still do. If circumstances were different – if my family didn’t need me – I’d be back in a heartbeat. I’m not lying or exaggerating to say it was fun. I had the time of my life being a SEAL.” On an appearance on Conan O’Brien’s show he laughs about accidentally shooting an Iraqi insurgent. He once told a military investigator that he doesn’t “shoot people with Korans. I’d like to, but I don’t.”



4. The Real Chris Kyle Made Up A Story About Killing Dozens of People In Post-Katrina New Orleans: Kyle claimed that he killed 30 people in the chaos of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, a story Louisiana writer Jarvis DeBerry calls “preposterous.”  It shows the sort of mentality post-war Kyle had, but the claim doesn’t appear in the film.

5. The Real Chris Kyle Fabricated A Story About Killing Two Men Who Tried To Carjack Him In Texas: Kyle told numerous people a story about killing two alleged carjackers in Texas. Reporters tried repeatedly to verify this claim, but no evidence of it exists.

6. Chris Kyle Was Successfully Sued For Lying About the Former Governor of Minnesota: Kyle alleged that former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura defamed Navy SEALs and got into a fight with him at a local bar. Ventura successfully sued Kyle for the passage in his book, and a jury awarded him $1.845 million.

7. Chris Kyle’s Family Claimed He Donated His Book Proceeds To Veterans’ Charity, But He Kept Most Of The Profits: The National Review debunks the claim that all proceeds of his book went to veterans’ charities. Around 2 percent – $52,000 – went to the charities while the Kyles pocketed $3 million.”

More  at Pro Libertate on the nasty bully and simple-minded tool lionized in “American Sniper.”

See also this excellent piece by Michael McCaffrey that covers Kyle’s falsehoods, while yet refusing to demonize him in the way he demonized his enemies, both overseas (the Iraqis) and at home (Jesse Ventura, and antiwar/ 9/11 activists).

Rape Cartoons Are A Riot, Aren’t They?

Shailja Patel at Counterpunch:

“Cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed naked, on all fours, anus presented as target, are anti-clerical snigger fodder. Unless you and half the men and boys and boy children and baby boys you know and love are named Mohammed.

Unless you and your brothers, cousins, fathers, sons, friends are at daily risk of random causeless stop-and-frisks, patdown-gropes, strip-searches, cavity-searches inside Enlightened Fortress Europe. Because they can.
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Unless your grandfather Mohammed was raped and castrated by the French in their concentration camps in Algeria.

Unless your mother survives daily harassment and threats of violence by Front National thugs in her banlieue by invoking the mercy of the Prophet on the ignorant.

Unless all the naked bodies in the Abu Ghraib torture photos look like you. Naked prone men, trailing blood, dragged on leashes by grinning US soldiers. Naked men piled in flesh sculptures by thumbs-up flashing, beaming young GIs. Naked brown Mohammed buttocks branded with cigarette burns like pointillist skin canvases. Mohammeds hooded and wired, bleeding from mouth and ears and anus, as their torturers laugh and strike poses. Naked violated men who look like you, like your brother, like your father, like the man your sweet baby boy will grow up to be.

Unless you and your friends pass around testimonies like dirty stories from survivors of CIA anal rape, also known as rectal rehydration. Survivors of Guantanamo oral rape, also known as force-feeding. Because you need to testify before they happen to you. This is survival lore.

Unless your little sister came home sobbing last week and screamed she would never go back to school, the school your parents dreamed for her before she was born. It took hours of coaxing and comforting to elicit why. The bully who makes her schooldays hell found a delicious new cruelty, one that follows her beyond school like an electronic ankle tag. He put that cartoon up on the classroom whiteboard, and the teacher left it there all day as a lesson in free speech.”

 

Charlie Hebdo: The Vicious Symbol Of A Vicious Culture

Vineyard of the Saker  blogspot has a trenchant analysis of the Hebdo hoax/psyop/terror theater, which makes several points I’ve made on this blog over the years:

1. Western fundamentalism over free-speech overlooks the injuries  – very real injuries – speech can inflict.

2. Moral or psychic injuries are often worse than physical ones, as the Geneva Convention itself recognizes. Threats of torture and execution are treated as torture in and of themselves.

3.  The loss of the sense of the sacred in the West does not entail its loss anywhere else.

4. Between the West as it is constituted today, as a post-Christian, aggressively atheistic and materialistic society, and the world of Islam, there can be no contest.

Ideas (and ideals) being more powerful than mere flesh, it is not the militarily stronger of the two cultures (the West) that will prevail. It is the side whose ideas are more passionately held. That would be the Muslim world.

5. If there is to be a Clash of Civilizations, the West is unlikely to win it.

The Saker:

Any psychologist will explain to you that not only does moral pain exist, but it can be worse then physical pain.  This is why some people confess to crimes (whether real or not) when they are told that their family members will be tortured next even though they themselves had found the internal courage not to yield to torture inflicted upon them.  An idea can hurt more then physical pain.

The Geneva conventions specifically forbid mock executions even though all they inflict is fear (a form of moral pain).

In France, it is currently illegal to even question the official version of the so-called “Holocaust” precisely because doing so would cause moral pain to the very few actual “Holocaust survivors” still alive.  This protection from moral pain even extends to the relatives and descendants of “Holocaust survivors” who were born already after the war and how never suffered from any ill-treatment themselves.

At the famous Nurenberg trial Julius Streicher was sentenced to death even though he never committed any other crime then “infecting the German mind with the virus of anti-Semitism“.  He was, by the way, also viciously tortured before his execution.  His crime?  He was the founder and editor of a newspaper, Der Stürmer, a nasty racist propaganda paper whose name can be roughly translated as “The attacked” or “The stormer”.  Apparently, hate speech can even get you the death penalty in the West.

The 8th Amendment of the US Constitution prohibits “cruel and unusual punishment” especially if it “degrading to human dignity”.  Apparently, for the Founding Fathers human dignity was an extremely valuable and real thing which deserved to be protected.

Even in GITMO (hardly a bastion of civilization and human rights!) following the 2005 scandals about the desacration of the Quran, it was decided that the rules about the manipulation of the Quran (which had already existed in the past) would be strictly implemented.  So even in waterboarding GITMO insulting the Prophet is considered beyond the norms of civilized behavior.  Apparently not in Paris.

What about law defending against slander?  Are they not here to protect people from the pain resulting from somebody else’s speech? Do we not care if somebody dear to us is insulted or ridiculed?

So who are we kidding here?  Do I need to bring further examples to make my point everybody in the West already knows that caricatures like the one published by Charlie Hebdo really bring on real pain to Muslims.  We are not talking about ruffled feathers or irritation, we are talking about real moral and psychological distress here, the kind which normally western civilizational and legal norms try to protect people form.

The truth which others dare not speak but which I will spell out for you here is simple: western elites have the same attitude towards Muslims as Victoria Nuland has for the EU: f**k them!  That is the real message not only Charlie Hebdo but the entire teary circus around the Paris massacre sends to Muslims worldwide: bleep you, your religion and your Prophet, bleep you and your victims – thousands and even millions of your dead Muslims (Iraq anybody?!) are not worth 12 of our guys, and we get to limit your speech, but don’t you dare limit ours!

And if a Muslim dares to object, he is instantly reminded about “his” stonings, burkas, terrorist attacks, etc. with the inevitable punch line: Islam is in no position to give lessons to the civilized West……….

  ….Why not compare other forms of violence such as warfare or genocides.  Here, even the worst of the worst Muslims (the Ottomans) compare very favorably with the Europeans, I am sorry if I offend the latter, but that is a fact.  Though, of course, there have been plenty of examples of Muslim atrocities (by the Ottomans and the Persians in particular), but compared to what the West did to entire continents (African, North and South America) these are truly minor incidents.  Of course, folks in the West are not too knowledgeable about all this, and the comforting narrative is that Europe was civilized, a heir to the Greek and Roman civilizations (a lie – post Frankish Europe re-discovered antiquity thanks to Muslims and Jews!) whereas the Muslims are just goat herders from the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula.  Comforting narrative for sure, but factually wrong.  Muslims, however, are very much aware of this history and don’t like to be looked down by the very westerners which they see as rather brutish and always bloodthirsty.

Third, there is a feature of modern western civilization which does set it apart from pretty much all others.  The quasi-total absence of the sacred.  For a modern, secular and educated person in the West there is very little which is truly sacred.  In the past, wives and mothers still used to be sacred, and telling an Italian or Spaniard “cornuto” or “hijo de puta” could get you knifed. Nowadays a French rap group proudly calls itself “Nique Ta Mère“.  Some will say this is progress, I suppose.  In the USA, the flag is sacred.  At least to some.  And, apparently, for millions of people in France – free speech, including deliberately offending free speech, is sacred.  Except when it is directed a Jews, in which case it can land you in jail.  For most Muslims, the prophets are so sacred that every time they mention their name they add “sallallahu alayhi wasallam” (peace be upon him).  Now, you don’t have to be a Muslim yourself or to approve of the Prophet to be capable of understanding that the Prophet Mohammed is truly dear and even sacred to Muslims.  The fact that there is nothing sacred left in the West does not mean that the rest of the world has slouched down to a similar degree of degeneracy or that those who hold nothing for sacred have a license to impose their lack of anything sacred or their indifference on everybody else and offend them to their (sick) heart’s content…..

One more thing: some of you have expressed outrage at the fact that Sheikh Imran Hosein said that the biggest evil the world has ever seen will rule from Jerusalem.  Clearly, the good Sheikh is a vicious anti-Semite, right?

(Sigh)

I wish that those who speak about the “Christian West” actually knew a little something of Christianity, especially of Christian eschatology.  What the Sheikh was saying is in no way different from what the Church Fathers said, including that the Antichrist would rule over the world from Jerusalem.  A 5min search on the Internet gave me these pretty decent sources:

http://biblelight.net/fathers-on-antichrist.htm
http://www.unitypublishing.com/prophecy/AntichristbySaints.htm
http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/hippolytus-christ.html

Islamic eschatology is, by the way, remarkably similar to the traditional Christian one.  A quick search under the term “Dajjal” yielded these sources:

http://www.islaam.org/al_mahdi/dajjaal.htm
http://islamqa.info/en/8806
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL60F84B368D3270FF

As for Sheikh Imran Hosein’s advice to the Muslims of France to leave while they can, it is fully in line with this admonition of Christ Himself who told his apostles “And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.  Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.” (Matt 10:14-15).  One does not have to agree with what the Sheikh says, but that is hardly a reason to call him crazy or anti-Semitic.….

Methinks that the western leaders are both too arrogant and too ignorant to face this reality and that they think that they can outsmart the devil on their own – hence the unleash the Takfiri demon against Muslim world and the Nazi demon against the Donbass.  I say that with leaders like that the West has exactly *zero* chance to prevail.  And considering that with each passing year the western leaders become even dumber, more arrogant, more pathetic and more clueless, I see no reason to believe that the West will win the “clash of civilizations” it itself created.

Now please don’t shoot the messenger.

Mehdi Hasan On The Notable Absence Of Holocaust Humor

Mehdi Hasan at The New Statesman points out the glaring contradictions in the free speech orthodoxies of the liberal establishment:

“Please get a grip. None of us believes in an untrammelled right to free speech. We all agree there are always going to be lines that, for the purposes of law and order, cannot be crossed; or for the purposes of taste and decency, should not be crossed. We differ only on where those lines should be drawn.

Has your publication, for example, run cartoons mocking the Holocaust? No?

[Lila: Consider the following joke:

"Question: How many Jews can ride in a Bentley?

Answer: Six million. Two in the front, three in the back, and 5, 999, 995 in the ash-tray."

How "brave" would it have been to publish this joke on the front-page of a magazine, while Jews were being rounded up and exterminated by the state?

Would it have been brave free speech or vile Nazi incitation?

If someone had murdered the "humorist," would decent people have been inclined to shrug and say, "one less idiot," or would they have marched in solidarity on the streets?]

Mehdi Hasan (cont.):

“How about caricatures of the 9/11 victims falling from the twin towers?

I didn’t think so (and I am glad it hasn’t). Consider also the “thought experiment” offered by the Oxford philosopher Brian Klug. Imagine, he writes, if a man had joined the “unity rally” in Paris on 11 January “wearing a badge that said ‘Je suis Chérif’” – the first name of one of the Charlie Hebdo gunmen. Suppose, Klug adds, he carried a placard with a cartoon mocking the murdered journalists. “How would the crowd have reacted? . . . Would they have seen this lone individual as a hero, standing up for liberty and freedom of speech? Or would they have been profoundly offended?” Do you disagree with Klug’s conclusion that the man “would have been lucky to get away with his life”?

Charlie Hebdo: The Free Speech of Fools

From Lenin’s Tomb, a clear-eyed look at the bigotry and spite posing as satire in the pages of Charlie Hebdo:

“From what psychological depths did you drag up the nerve to “laugh” at a cartoon representing veiled women baring their buttocks as they bow in prayer towards “Mecca-relle [a pun onmaquerelle, the madam of a brothel – trans.]?  This pathetic stream of crap isn’t even shameful; its stupidity embarrasses you, even before it reveals your state of mind, your vision of the world.”

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Lenin’s Tomb:

“After September 11, Charlie Hebdo was among the first in the so-called leftist press to jump on the bandwagon of the Islamic peril. Don’t deprive yourself of receiving your own share of the shit, at a moment when the number of Islamophobic acts is breaking records: 11.3% higher in the first 9 months of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, according to l’Observatoire national de l’islamophobie. They worry about a “new phenomenon” of violence, marked by at least 14 attacks on veiled women since the start of the year.”

Lila:

Here are some more Charlie Hebdo images that the mainstream media will not publish. They demonstrate convincingly that only some religions – specifically traditional Islam and traditional Christianity – were targeted by the cartoonists, not others.

They didn’t mock Judaism, for instance.

That omission makes Charlie Hebdo in effect a mouth-piece of Zionist sensibilities.

Notice also that Arabs and blacks were the main objects of the magazine’s animus,  suggesting that its so-called satire was no more than a vehicle through which it  propagated Anglo-Jewish racial supremacism.

Hebdo Cartoon: JESUS CHRIST SODOMIZING GOD THE FATHER AND BEING SODOMIZED BY THE HOLY GHOST

 

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Hebdo Cartoon: PROPHET MOHAMMED DISPLAYING HIS BUTTOCKS FOR APPROVAL

 

Hebdo Cartoon: ASKING IF DRAWING MOHAMMED’S BUTTOCKS IS PERMISSIBLE

 

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Hebdo Cartoon: FILM MAKER CLAIMING THAT PROPHET MOHAMMED HAD SEX WITH PIGS, BECAUSE  HE COULD NOT AFFORD TO PAY FOR NINE YEAR OLD PROSTITUTES

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Lila:

Meanwhile,  when it came to ridiculing the  religion or beliefs of the ruling class, the COWARDS at Charlie Hebdo failed miserably. 

They published no pornographic pictures of Maimonides or Moses, no edgy jokes about the Holocaust, no genitalia of Anne Frank, no raunchy pedophile gags about Rabbis.

[And I, for one,  would not wish them to. I would wish, however, that they had extended the same respect to other people and other faiths.]

Instead, the magazine caved in and fired an employee over the whisper of anti-Semitism. 

Thus, the moniker of “equal opportunity satire” so universally applied to Charlie Hebdo is demonstrable propaganda,  intend to hoodwink the credulous.

Selective satire was the facade behind which the lewd ravings of Zionist hate-mongers flourished without public outrage,  ceaselessly stoking the searing flames of perpetual civilizational war.

 

 

 

#JeNeSuisPasHypocrite

From the Black Agenda Report, a reality check for the orgy of amnesiac blather coming out of Paris, where allegedly Islamicist gunmen killed alleged satirists, thereby violating the alleged sanctity of free speech in the allegedly “free”  West:

 One look at Charlie Hebdo cartoons shows that the word satire is being used very loosely. The depictions of cabinet minister Christiane Taubira as a monkey, and the kidnapped Nigerian school girls as pregnant welfare recipients make a mockery of the world satirical. Regardless of how many French politicians are skewered in its pages, it must be pointed out that Charlie Hebdo indulges in racist hate speech.

Their reputation for insult and offense was quickly forgotten and the call to unquestioningly identify with the victims was immediate. Within a few days, #Jesuischarlie was tweeted more than one million times. The propaganda onslaught created an awkward example of hypocrisy for world leaders who are always the worst killers of all.

“Regardless of how many French politicians are skewered in its pages, it must be pointed out that Charlie Hebdo indulges in racist hate speech.”

Barack Obama trotted out tired denunciations, calling the attacks “cowardly” as he claimed to stand up for the rights of a free press. These were strange words coming from a man who on seven occasions has used the discredited Espionage Act to prosecute whistleblowers who leak to the media.

Americans were not alone in hypocritically condemning murder. The convenient selective amnesia of the French people is as stunning as their sense of feeling more aggrieved than anyone else in the world.

France was a party to every atrocity and genocide committed by Europeans in history. France played a major role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, kidnapping approximately 1,250,000 Africans and sending them to work under barbaric conditions in their American territories.

After being forced out of Haiti by the world’s most successful slave rebellion, France then held that nation hostage under threat of re-enslavement and demanded a payment of $60 million francs which were paid from 1838 to 1947. Haiti remains poverty stricken to this day as a result.

France was at the table during the 1884 Berlin Conference which chopped Africa up into European spheres of influence. France engaged in mass slaughter again and again as it attempted to prevent colonies such as Vietnam and Algeria from gaining independence.

After NATO murdered Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, French president Nicolas Sarkozy traveled to Libya to personally gloat over the country he helped to destroy. He was joined by UK prime minister David Cameron, who was also among the killers-in-chief who arrived in Paris looking solemn. France and the UK are part of the NATO effort to destroy Syria and turn it into a chaotic ruin as they have done to Libya.

The corporate media determines who is and who isn’t a worthy victim and people with dark skin rarely make the cut. The thousands of Palestinians killed by Israel in Gaza included members of the press. Seventeen journalists were killed in Gaza in 2014 alone, yet Israeli president Netanyahu was allowed to join the “unity march” in Paris as if he too were an innocent.

“France and the UK are part of the NATO effort to destroy Syria and turn it into a chaotic ruin as they have done to Libya.”

There is enough horror in the world to cause outrage but the level of outrage seems to depend on who is being treated horribly and who is carrying out the atrocity. The worst acts of terror are committed by heads of state who don’t kill seventeen people as these attackers did in Paris. They kill in the thousands yet are still treated with respect.

It doesn’t say much for the state of human advancement that killings committed by individuals still create so much more concern than those committed by governments. They get away with mass murder because the same corporate media which saturated coverage of Charlie Hebdo say little or nothing about Gaza or Libya or Somalia or Syria or Iraq or Haiti. Instead of pointing out that Barack Obama is a killer too, the pundits criticize him for not being among the sanctimonious liars who gathered in Paris. The group photo should have been a perp walk to the Hague instead of a photo opportunity for the seriously blood thirsty.

Murder is wrong when committed by individual gunmen with grudges and it is still wrong when it comes from a drone strike. A unity march should denounce human rights abuses, of which warfare is the worst. The next time 1 million gather to denounce terror, the anger should be directed at those people who carry it out the most.”

 

 

 

Nobel-Winner “child-rights activist” Satyarti: Made-In-US Tool

Just as Nobel prize-winning Pakistani women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai seems to be a media creation, if not an outright fraud, her Indian counterpart too shows feet of clay.

IndiaFacts.co.in has the truth behind the monumental media hype of Kailash Satyarti,  the child-rights activist now being touted as an unsung hero from India:

Satyarthi’s NGO, Rugmark, later changed its name to Goodweave International and it is pertinent to note that a majority of its board members have Christian names and at least two of them are from Western churches that use the alleviation of human suffering as a cover for proselytism, a strategy that has been effectively used by Western governments to destabilize several countries. While one board member, Rev. Pharis J. Harvey, is from the United Methodist Church, another board member, Pat Zerega, is from the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

It also turns out that Tom Harkin was responsible for nominating Kailash Satyarthi for the Nobel Prize, effectively making the prize a quid pro quo for Satyarthi’s services rendered to American politicians.

Although Satyarthi was unknown in India and around the world until he was named as the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize – making the award even more questionable – Western countries seem to have decorated him with many prizes such as the Robert F. Kennedy Award, Defenders of Democracy Award, an award from the US State Department and other awards from European countries. Many of the awards he has received are known to have been used in the past as rewards for advancing the agenda of American and European governments.

Despite the US government honouring Satyarthi with awards, a Wikileaks cable acknowledges that they understand he exaggerates the number of children who are engaged in child labour in India. Others have complained that Satyarthi has made tall claims of rescuing up to 50,000 children but has been unable to provide details of the identities and whereabouts of the children when challenged to do so. Satyarthi has also been accused of staging a ‘rescue’ operation for the benefit of Dutch television cameras by using a child who acted out the part of the victim.

The West has shown that its relationship with India is in bad faith and has sent the message that working for its mercantile agenda by acting against India’s economic interests can be rewarding. It should be noted that among the five Norwegian politicians who form the panel that decides the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, two of them have a history of actively interfering in Sri Lanka and supporting the Sri Lankan terrorist group LTTE. Of the two, Gunnar Stålsett is a former bishop and served as the state secretary of the Ministry of Church Affairs and Education while Thorbjørn Jagland is a former Prime Minister and a member of the Labour Party in Norway which grew out of the Communist movement. It is time for Indians to realize that the Nobel Peace Prize is just an award given by a group of politicians from Norway who pursue their own agendas, and the process of awarding this prize too has had its share of corruption scandals.”

 

Big brother IS watching you

Nick Cohen at the Guardian explains why people who justify national ID schemes are completely mistaken:

The British, who survived the First and Second World Wars, the cold war and IRA bombs appear willing to tear up their civil liberties because of Islamist murderers. ….
The standard reply to the public’s belief that “if you’ve nothing to hide you’ve nothing to fear” is to ask: “So you don’t draw your curtains then?”
It is good as far as it goes, but a better warning against unconstrained police surveillance comes from our experience online. Malice and mobbish rage drive the Twitter storms that break more often than the autumn rains…..
The same people who scream “censorship” and “persecution” when one of their own is targeted lead the slobbering pack when the chance comes to censor and persecute their enemies. They want them fined, punished and sacked, and never pause for a moment to consider their dizzying double standards or reflect that the weapons they use against others will one day be turned on them……
Employers examine Facebook pages before they hire staff. A politically incorrect post can lead to your sacking or demotion. …..
Give it the chance and the authoritarian political class will ape the authoritarian managerial elite and be just as malicious as the Twitter heresy hunters.
The Dorset council that used surveillance powers designed to catch gangsters to spy on a mother who was trying to get her child into a decent school is a symbol of our times.
However outrageous and ham-fisted its behaviour was, the authorities could say that parents are breaking the rules if they game the school system. The police will make the same argument once they have the freedom to roam the web. They will say they have a duty to collect evidence of any crime, however minor. They will do it because they can.”

I found the Cohen article archived at aadhaar-articles.blogspot.com, which is an archive of articles focusing on aadhaar and related concerns.

Frank Male Reactions To Modern Marriage

I found this pungent comment at the blog of Henry Makow, a conspiracy researcher and author, best known as a men’s rights advocate or virulent misogynist, depending on your political position.

(Makow is also likely to be connected to intelligence, although I have no hard proof of it and what suggests it to me is too elusive for a blog post).

The comment  will probably strike a deep chord with many men, harassed by the inequities of contemporary family life and family law:

I have exchanged God’s love for eros and koinonia.

It works. Another thing I had to look at is sex.

The woman I live with and I have not been intimate going on seven years. For me it is bliss. You have talked at length regarding the slaying of that beast and how it makes a man free to pursue his purest intentions. I have found that promise to be so. What happens when the sexual bond is broken is that sexual worship and the worship of women falls away.

A man is able to keep his eye on his spiritual life. So I can attest that everything you have said about that is true.

So I live with a woman. I have love for her but am not in love with her. She knows that I can leave at anytime. We are both financially set and do not need each other in that way.

Not having a sexual or romantic bond is an advantage for me and keeps feminism in check.

Therapists are calling this the brother-sister marriage in today’s world. That is ok. Feminists created it, we men, we real men, have learned how to solution it. It is a relatively new phenomenon and it took us a while to figure it out, but we are not of low intelligence, as feminists like to portray us in TV commercials.

My advice to Eric:

Don’t Mary Molly. Focus on your daughter.

Make and keep your own money.

Do not let anybody stand in the way of your musical bliss.

Women want two things:

Money and the center of attention. It is their nature. Give them neither.

- See more at: http://www.henrymakow.com/#sthash.uSV5EXBY.dpuf

 

 

Aadhaar run by “private shop” accountable to no-one

The New Indian Express points out that the Indian biometric ID is essentially being collated and bared for snooping by foreign governments and private corporations, with no accountability to Indian citizens.

The material collected can be used to track, monitor, and control citizens.

It can subject them to unlawful governmental surveillance, as well as to criminal attacks.

The material can also be used to silence dissidents, frame patsies and scape-goats, and terrorize the population at large:

In 2012, the IB warned the state about loopholes in Aadhaar, but the government continued with the enrolment process, sidestepping security concerns.

The NSA top secret documents leaked last week point to the covert operation. “Identity Intelligence is exploiting pieces of information that are unique to an individual to track, exploit and identify targets… ,” the papers stated.

Three types of data is being mined by the NSA which includes “biometric, biographic and contextual.” Biometric data shows an individual’s physical or behavioural traits like face, iris, fingerprints, voice etc. Biographic data gives details of life history, including address, school, and profession while contextual data is about individual’s travel history and financial bank details.

Although, the US government had earlier scrapped Aadhaar-like project for its residents, it surprisingly mounted covert ops to infiltrate biometric database in other countries. The decision of the US to not allow biometric profiling of residents was followed by China, Australia and UK and similar proposals were shot down by the respective governments.

The intelligence agencies raised the contentious provision in the contract agreement that allows foreign vendors to keep the biometric data for next 7 years making it easy prey for NSA. “The contract agreement signed by UIDAI with foreign vendors is absurd. Private companies can easily share it with US spy agency. We have seen how they arm twist private players to gain foothold in their server,” a top intelligence official said, adding the UIDAI also had arrangements with certain private software firms for technology assistance. “

Indian’s Dangerous ID Schemes

I’ve blogged several times about the dangerous collection of private information from Indian citizens, ostensibly to prevent the admittedly vast theft of government subsidies as well as to foil potential terrorists:

1. “Modi Visa-On-Arrival: Trojan Horse for Biometric ID?” November 26, 20142.

2. “Ambani, Manmohan: CIA Spying On India Helps Poor,” MBP, January 22, 20143.

3.  “South Asia increasingly under biometric surveillance, MBP, September 26, 20104.

4. “Government to introduce biometric ID in India,” MBP, Sept. 22, 2009.

As I noted, there are other ways in which to foil crime and terrorism:

The simplest one is to cut-back on government welfare.

It only tends toward corrupting and destroying private initiative, while perpetuating vote-bank politics.

Short of that, the use of  two-step authentication and one-use passwords can do everything that the collection of private, sensitive information is purported to do, without the privacy concerns.

An article in FirstPost.com in 2013 pooh-poohed such worries.

Another FirstPost article continued in the same vein.

The subject is the CIA-backed firm In-Q-Tel’s funding of MongoDB, the American firm contracted by the UIDA to implement Aadhar.

MongoDB is small potatoes, writes the author, and if we worry about it, what about the rest of the technology from US companies that we use without a thought?

 

So the idea that the CIA is covertly back dooring its way in to the UIDAI via MongoDB seems a bit premature and frankly, absurd.

And if we expect the CIA to have a tap on the personal information of Indian citizens then we might as well fear Samsung. If not for reasons that its devices simply hold more personal information of Indian users due to its market penetration, then for it’s investment in Cloudant – a cloud based mobile provider that is also partially funded by In-Q-Tel and soon to be part of the mainstream Samsung cloud network.

There are far more serious technologies foreign intelligence agencies have made that should give us cause for concern like – the TOR network, created by the US Navy and used by Bitcoin fans world over or miniature flying drones being developed by the US Air Force or the series of interconnected computer network made by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, United States Department of Defense – commonly known as “the internet”.

Well, yes.

Of course the entire Internet is the field of surveillance, first by Western intelligence, but also by other intelligence agencies, as well as by aggressive corporate marketers and criminal networks.

But it does not follow from that there should be any less concern over Aaadhar, MongoDB and the CIA.

On the contrary.

It should be of far greater concern than anything the Indian public has expressed so far.

Most of all,  the public should be concerned that the UIDA is so complacent that the public has been sold on its  scheme that it feels confident enough to publicly proclaim its ties to Western intelligence without fear of civic outrage.

 

 

Modi Visa-On-Arrival: Trojan Horse For Biometric ID

OK.  So now it should be clear what was behind the carrot held before NRIs (non-resident Indians) that was supposed to make travel back to the homeland so much easier.

Here’s the cruncher, quoted directly from the Government of India website:

  • Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at Immigration on arrival in India.

So that’s the price of lightening up some paper-work.

You either supply the government with your ancestral records or be prepared for your irises to be scanned.

If you watched the movie, “I Origins,” the Indian data bank of iris scans – unique in the world - is the central focus of the American microbiologist who is hunting for the perfect match for this dead girl friend’s irises – which turn out to belong to a very young Kashmiri orphan in Delhi.

The movie’s release,  around the same time that the  biometric national ID scheme in India was launched, makes me wonder if that wasn’t somehow a PR piece to soften the image of this monstrous project, one that was rightly rejected in Britain, but is now being foisted on India:

“The United Kingdom—a non-Schengen country—contemplated introducing fingerprints voluntarily as part of abiometricpassport 2.0, but ultimately decided against it. The UK government was preparing to launch abiometricnationalidentitycard, for which it gathered fingerprints from 15,000 volunteers for the project. But the new governmentdidntbelieveIDcardswouldwork and physically destroyed the pilot identity databases. However, in 2010, the UK National Policing Improvement Agency also conducted apilottest to provide police officers with digital fingerprint scanners that could remotely match individuals’ fingerprints against a central database. The outcome of this project is unknown and, when questioned, the agencyrefused to disclose the error rates that resulted from its tests.

In the Netherlands, the database storage of digital fingerprinting for travel documentswas haltedfollowing questions over the reliability of the biometric technology. The Mayor of the City of Roermond reported that21 percent offingerprints collected in the city could not be used to identify any individuals. In April 2011, the Dutch Minister of Interior, in a letter to the Dutch House of Representatives, asserted that the number of false rejections (cases in which there is a “no-hit” for a lawful holder of a travel document) is too high to warrant using fingerprints for verification and identification. Currently, only fingerprints onto Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips in ID documents are being collected.”

Add all this information to the background history of the British firm Cox & Kings, to which the India visa process has been outsourced,  and you have to concede that the British Raj may be back….and most people don’t even know it.

India Launches E-Visa On November 27?

Although I’m not willing to credit this until November 27 rolls around, the headlines are quite explicit:

India is launching the e-visa system (electronic authorization) on November 27, and the US is on the list of countries to be included,  along with Germany, Israel, Palestine, Russia, and Brazil….making some 43 countries in all.

I sincerely hope this is the real thing, since we’ve had a number of false starts, trial balloons, and gaseous PR emissions from 2012 onward about the new visa system.

US citizens of Indian origin, a hapless lot, routinely fleeced by their motherland through every-changing visa requirements and hefty fees can shove some of that mountain of bureaucratic paper they usually need into the waste-bin.

This is no exaggeration.

To get a simple, garden-variety 6 month tourist visa to India requires (at last count) one detailed online application that asks for your parents’ birthplaces; four administrative forms (a declaration, an order form, a waiver, and something else I’ve forgotten);  proof of your residence proof of your former Indian citizenship; proof of your renunciation of your former Indian citizenship; your passport, as well as copies of your passport and copies of your former passport; two checklists, one to be submitted in duplicate; a complex form for payment which costs $50 just for the postage.

The whole thing sets you back about $150, which is almost 25% of the cost of a cheap-cheap round-trip fare to India.

And THAT fare is made up about 30% of government fees.

The “for-profit” devils of the airline industry somehow manage to shuttle you across ocean and continent in record time, feeding and entertaining you all the way with various local lovelies at your beck and call, all for the price of  an upscale room in a major city….whereas the “public servants” manage to spend nearly as much just to get through some increasingly nosy paper-work.

Meanwhile, who is running this consular snoop-fest which Indian-origin US citizens – and no other – must go through?

Her Britannic Majesty’s travel agency: Cox and Kings.

Which somehow is the inexplicable choice of super-nationalist Hindu patriot, salvation of middle-class India, Narendra Modi.

Hmm. What am I missing?

Here’s Wikipedia on CKGS:

“Timely alliances with the great banking families such as the Hammerlseys and Greenwoods secured an established position in London, and by the end of the 19th century most regiments used Cox & Co as their agents. As the empire grew, Cox & Co met the demand for officers to be looked after. The company set up five branches in India between 1905 and 1911.

At the start of World War I, Cox & Co employed some 180 staff, of which one third joined the army. During the war some 250,000 men were on their books, 50,000 cheques were cleared a day and a special department was set up to deal with the influx of American soldiers in 1917. By the end of the war some 4,500 people worked for the firm. Cox & Co suffered a downturn in business as a result of the end of the war in 1918.

After the war, Cox & Co. expanded to Alexandria and Egypt (1919 and 1920) and Rangoon (1921). In October 1922, Cox & Co bought Henry S. King Bank, who had a large network of branches in India. They also moved into new offices in Pall Mall. However, in 1923, still suffering from the 1918 downturn, Cox & Kings was forced to sell to Lloyds Bank.”

Empire, war, British banking families, London HQ,  Lloyd’s, overseas colonies – it’s all here in the history of CKGS -  outsourcing agency of choice of the nationalist BJP government.

 

 

The Bible says you are not your brother’s keeper

Gary North  (h/t LRC) describes how the left twists the Biblical story of Cain and Abel to support the welfare state.

In the story, Cain murders his innocent brother Abel out of envy of his piety and is questioned about it by God shortly after.

North argues that Cain’s famous reply to God,  “Am I my brother’s keeper?” should not be read to support the idea that people ought to be their brothers’ keepers, as it frequently is.

Cain was only temporizing.

He knew full well where Abel’s murdered body lay, since he’d put it there.

And he knew full well that God knew he’d put it there.

God’ question to Cain was only intended to find out whether Cain was willing to admit what he’d done to Abel.

Cain’s answer really has the opposite meaning from the commonly accepted one.

In this version, a keeper can only “keep” (that is, monitor) someone who is mentally non compos or physically incapacitated.

Since Abel was neither, Cain could not be  Abel’s “keeper.”

Cain was perfectly right on this point.

Which was why he made it, since he knew he was perfectly wrong on everything else.

Reading Cain’s reply this way, anyone who is someone’s “keeper” is obliged to “monitor” them.

The “kept” ones  necessarily lose their physical and moral freedom, since they no longer have full responsibility for the consequences of their actions.

Having full responsibility for the consequences of your actions is roughly what it means to be a legal adult.

Obviously, if other people have to foot the bill for your actions, they are going to watch your actions very closely.

The bill could run up steeply, otherwise.

And that is  just what happens when the government (as proxy for the the public) is obliged to provide for its citizens (that is, for everyone).

The bill runs up.

To stop that happening, ostensibly, the government tightens the screws.

When everyone (as the government) monitors everyone (as the public), the results are pretty much what you have in the US, the UK, Europe, and many other countries following the same dysfunctional model of nationhood - a top-heavy bureaucratic police-state, with endless, infinite surveillance.

 

 

 

Vits. A, D, K2; Zinc & Mg: Keys To Senior Brain Health

Dr. Mercola, via Lew Rockwell:

Be sure to take vitamin D3—not synthetic D2—and take vitamin K2 in conjunction with it. The biological role of vitamin K2 is to help move calcium into the proper areas in your body, and without sufficient amounts, calcium may build up in areas such as your arteries and soft tissues. This can cause calcification that can lead to hardening of your arteries—a side effect previously thought to be caused by vitamin D toxicity. We now know that inappropriate calcification is actually due more to lack of K2 than simply too much vitamin D.

Magnesium Is Also Important for Vitamin D Activity

Magnesium is another important player—both for the proper function of calcium, and for the activity of vitamin D, as it converts vitamin D into its active form. Magnesium also activates enzyme activity that helps your body use the vitamin D. In fact, all enzymes that metabolize vitamin D require magnesium to work. Magnesium also appears to play a role in vitamin D’s immune-boosting effects. As noted by magnesium expert Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND:6

“The effectiveness and benefits of vitamin D are greatly undermined in the absence of adequate levels of magnesium in the body. Magnesium acts with and is essential to the activity of vitamin D, and yet most Americans do not get their recommended daily allowance (RDA) of this important mineral.”

As with vitamin D and K2, magnesium deficiency is also common, and if you’re lacking in magnesium and take supplemental calcium, you may exacerbate the situation. Vitamin K2, magnesium, calcium, and vitamin D all work in tandem with each other, which is why it’s important to pay attention to their ratios. Vitamin A, zinc, and boron are other important cofactors that interact with vitamin D, and indeed, zinc deficiency has also been identified as a contributing factor to Alzheimer’s disease.

When taking supplements, it can be easy to create lopsided ratios, so getting these nutrients from an organic whole food diet and sensible sun exposure is generally your best bet. Dietary sources of magnesium include sea vegetables, such as kelp, dulse, and nori. Vegetables can also be a good source. As for supplements, magnesium citrate and magnesium threonate are among the best.

My Alzheimer’s Prevention Strategies

Because there are so few treatments for Alzheimer’s, and no available cure, you’re really left with just one solid solution, and that is to prevent it from happening to you in the first place. Diet is part and parcel of a successful prevention plan, and my optimized nutrition plan can set you on the right path in this regard. As explained by neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the book,Grain Brain, Alzheimer’s is a disease predicated primarily on lifestyle choices; the two main culprits being excessive sugar and gluten consumption.

Another major factor is the development and increased consumption of genetically engineered (GE) grains, which are heavily contaminated with glyphosate—a herbicide thought to be worse than DDT, and DDT has already been linked to the development of Alzheimer’s… GE sugar and grains are now pervasive in most processed foods sold in the US, so swapping out processed fare for whole foods is an important part of the equation. In terms of your diet and other lifestyle factors, the following suggestions may be among the most important for Alzheimer’s prevention:

  • Avoid sugar andrefined fructose. Ideally, you’ll want to keep your sugar levels to a minimum and your total fructose below 25 grams per day, or as low as 15 grams per day if you have insulin/leptin resistance or any related disorders
  • Avoid gluten and casein (primarily wheat and pasteurized dairy, but not dairy fat, such as butter). Research shows that your blood-brain barrier is negatively affected by gluten. Gluten also makes your gut more permeable, which allows proteins to get into your bloodstream, where they don’t belong. That then sensitizes your immune system and promotes inflammation and autoimmunity, both of which play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s
  • Optimize your gut flora by regularly eating fermented foods or taking a high-potency and high-quality probiotic supplement.
  • Increase consumption of all healthy fats, including animal-based omega-3. Healthy fats that your brain needs for optimal function include organically-raised grass-fed meats, coconut oil, olives and olive oil, avocado, nuts, organic pastured egg yolks, and butter made from raw grass-fed milk. High intake of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA are also helpful for preventing cell damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease, thereby slowing down its progression, and lowering your risk of developing the disorder.
  • Reduce your overall calorie consumption, and/or intermittently fast. Ketones are mobilized when you replace carbs with coconut oil and other sources of healthy fats. As mentioned above intermittent fasting is a powerful tool to jumpstart your body into remembering how to burn fat and repair the inulin/leptin resistance that is also a primary contributing factor for Alzheimer’s. To learn more, please see this previous article.
  • Improve your magnesium levels. Preliminary research strongly suggests a decrease in Alzheimer symptoms with increased levels of magnesium in the brain. Unfortunately, most magnesium supplements do not pass the blood brain levels, but a new one, magnesium threonate, appears to and holds some promise for the future for treating this condition and may be superior to other forms.
  • Eat a nutritious diet, rich in folate. Vegetables, without question, are your best form of folate, and we should all eat plenty of fresh raw veggies every day. Avoid supplements like folic acid, which is the inferior synthetic version of folate.
  • Exercise regularly. It’s been suggested that exercise can trigger a change in the way the amyloid precursor protein is metabolized,7 thus, slowing down the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s. Exercise also increases levels of the BDNF, (brain derived neurotropic factor) and PGC-1alpha. Research has shown that people with Alzheimer’s have less PGC-1alpha in their brains and cells that contain more of the protein produce less of the toxic amyloid protein associated with Alzheimer’s. I would strongly recommend reviewing the Peak Fitness Technique for my specific recommendations.
  • Optimize your vitamin D levels with safe sun exposure. Sufficient vitamin D is imperative for proper functioning of your immune system to combat inflammation that is also associated with Alzheimer’s.
  • Avoid and eliminate mercury from your body. Dental amalgam fillings, which are 50 percent mercury by weight, are one of the major sources of heavy metal toxicity. However, you should be healthy prior to having them removed. Once you have adjusted to following the diet described in my optimized nutrition plan, you can follow the mercury detox protocol and then find a biological dentist to have your amalgams removed.
  • Avoid and eliminate aluminum from your body: Sources of aluminum include antiperspirants, non-stick cookware,vaccine adjuvants, etc. For tips on how to detox aluminum, please see my article, “First Case Study to Show Direct Link between Alzheimer’s and Aluminum Toxicity.”
  • Avoid flu vaccinations as most contain both mercury and aluminum, well-known neurotoxic and immunotoxic agents.
  • Avoid anticholinergics and statin drugs. Drugs that block acetylcholine, a nervous system neurotransmitter, have been shown to increase your risk of dementia. These drugs include certain nighttime pain relievers, antihistamines, sleep aids, certain antidepressants, medications to control incontinence, and certain narcotic pain relievers. Statin drugs are particularly problematic because they suppress the synthesis of cholesterol, deplete your brain of coenzyme Q10 and neurotransmitter precursors, and prevent adequate delivery of essential fatty acids and fat-soluble antioxidants to your brain by inhibiting the production of the indispensable carrier biomolecule known as low-density lipoprotein.
  • Challenge your mind daily. Mental stimulation, especially learning something new, such as learning to play an instrument or a new language, is associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s. Researchers suspect that mental challenge helps to build up your brain, making it less susceptible to the lesions associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Avoid electromagnetic fields (EMF) created by wireless devices. The BioInitiative Report,8 initially published in 2007, and again in 2012 by an international working group of scientists, researchers, and public health policy professionals, concluded that the existing standards for public safety are completely inadequate to protect your health. The report includes evidence that electromagnetic fields and exposure to radio-frequencies can have a detrimental impact on Alzheimer’s disease, along with a whole host of other chronic health problems

Marranos Behind Puritanism, Utopianism, Revolution:

 

Note (added on Nov. 2, 2014) :

E. Michael Jones, like the owner of the Fish-eaters website, is a traditional Catholic of a stronger variety (radical) than most mainstream traditional Catholics.

I don’t subscribe to radical traditionalist dogma, being an eclectic/syncretist Christian myself, although I am very sympathetic to several of the positions that rad trads take.

I posted Jones’ piece, because it gives an analysis of history not found in mainstream accounts.

A further note:

Not having studied the matter at first hand to any great degree, I don’t dispute most of the mainstream version of the Holocaust narrative, although I also don’t think revisionists should be silenced or persecuted.  One can admit that Germans suffered enormously from Allied war crimes, without denying that Jews also suffered enormously from German war-crimes. To me, this demythologizes Jewish people from being either the super-heroes…or the super-villains…of Western (and thus, world) history.

E. Michael Jones on the Marranos behind the revolutionary Protestant movements of the 16th century and thereafter:

Once the Jews who were expelled from Spain began to regroup in the newly-Protestant regions of the North, their settlements began to draw Marranos

(Lila: Jewish converts to Christianity, who most often continued to practice their old faith)

like a magnet, and the disaffected Catholics who had once been living double lives as clerics with concubines in places like Saxony and Thuringia now began to make common cause with the Jews who had led double lives as well by converting to Catholicism simply to preserve their wealth.

Revolution, which is to say, a pan-ethnic coordinated attack on the cultural hegemony of the Catholic Church over Europe, emerged as a force in world history when these two groups merged in places like Antwerp in the middle of the 16th century. Revolution was, in other words, a Protestant-Jewish alliance from its inception.

The Jews, as Newman shows so well, promoted every “reform” movement in Europe, from the Hussites to the Anabaptists, as a way of weakening the hegemony of the Catholic Church, reasoning—falsely in the case of Luther—that the enemy of their enemy was their friend.

In places like Antwerp and Amsterdam, the Jews put their wealth as well as their considerable expertise in finance and publishing at the disposal of the libidinous German monks and their princely protectors as their way of waging cultural warfare against the Catholic Church and Spain, its defender………… 

..The revolutionary link between Jews and Reformers was theoretical as well as practical.

The “Reformers” for their part could justify their criminal behavior only by cloaking it in the imagery of the Old Testament. Regicide was the most heinous of crimes and viewed with revulsion by all of Christian Europe, and yet Cromwell justified his role in the murder of Charles I ……

Cromwell, according to one commentator, “was making a startling reference to the biblical story of Phineas, who thrust a javelin through a sinfully copulating couple, thus saving the people of Israel from the wrath of God. In the end, only brutal summary justice against the King had served to complete God’s work to save the nation from His wrath and to secure his continuing love.”

By 1649, when Charles I went on trial, the tradition of Judaizing which had been extirpated from Spain had struck deep roots in England. The English judaizers were known as Puritans, and Cromwell as their leader was as versed in using Biblical figures as a rationalization for his crimes as he was in using Jewish spies from Spain and Portugal as agents in his ongoing war with the Catholic powers of Europe.

The Puritans in England could implement the idea of revolution so readily precisely because they were Judaizers, and that is so because revolution was at its root a Jewish idea.

Based on Moses’ deliverance of Israel as described in the book of Exodus, the revolutionary saw a small group of chosen “saints” leading a fallen world to liberation from political oppression.

Revolution was nothing if not a secularization of ideas taken from the Bible, and as history progressed the secularization of the concept would progress as well. But the total secularization of the idea in the 17th century would have made the idea totally useless to the Puritan revolutionaries. Secularization in the 17th century was synonymous with Judaizing.

It meant substituting the Old Testament for the New.

The concept of revolution gained legitimacy in the eyes of the Puritans precisely because of its Jewish roots. Graetz sees the attraction which Jewish ideas held for English Puritans quite clearly.

The Roundheads were not inspired by the example of the suffering Christ, nor were they inspired by the medieval saints who imitated him. They needed the example of the warriors of Israel to inspire them in their equally bellicose campaigns against the Irish and the Scotch, who became liable to extermination because the Puritans saw them as Canaanites. Similarly, the King, who was an unworthy leader, like Phineas, deserved to die at the hands of the righteous, who now acted without any external authority, but, as the Jews had, on direct orders from God……

Graetz puts his finger on the heart of the issue when he identifies Puritan role models as “at once religious and national champions.”

Revolution as practiced by the Puritan Judaizers of England was a reversion to a more primitive, pre-Christian model. There was no separation the two swords of pope and emperor here—or, to use the terms of a later more secular era, no separation of church and state—instead, both pope and emperor were fused into one charismatic revenant of King David.

Israel had become ethnic once again, except that now the real Jews were Englishmen, the visible elect on earth, and England (or New England) was the New Jerusalem.

…….One can almost hear in Milton’s tendentious pleading for the legalization of divorce, the devotees of Planned Parenthood arguing that the logical sequel to America’s conquest of Afghanistan or Iraq should be contraception and abortion. Messianic politics and sexual liberation have gone hand in hand from the beginning, and they still do, now that America is the uncontested new Israel.

Messianic politics lies at the heart of what the Jewish and Puritan revolutionaries of the 16th century had in common, which is to say, both the Puritan and the Jew shared a desire to attain the spiritual goods promised in the Bible by secular means.

Messianic politics was a form of magic, since the attainment of wealth and power by spiritual means had always been the goal of Simon Magus and his followers, and as such it had a powerful appeal to a group of people who were just discovering the natural sciences at the same time that they were full of revulsion at the cross of Christ and the ideal of suffering which it embodied. “It is better,” St. Augustine wrote, summarizing the Catholic alternative to Simon Magus, “to love God and make use of money, than to love money and make use of God.”

The Puritan rejection of the medieval worldview of the Catholic Church (and its Anglican surrogates) was ultimately traceable to the Jewish rejection of the suffering Christ as an unworthy Messiah. “The chief priests,” St. Matthew tells us, “with the scribes and elders mocked him in the same way. ‘He saved others,’ they said, ‘he cannot save himself. He is the king of Israel; let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him.’”

A Traditionalist On Rabbinical Persecution Of Christians

A passionate, politically incorrect refutation of the current pieties about the supposed inveterate anti-Semitism of the traditional Catholic church, at Fish-eaters.com.

It lists the extensive persecution of Christians over the centuries at the hands of Rabbinical Jews, starting with their judicial murder of Jesus,  using the Roman state as a proxy:

I know that it’s politically correct to bash the Romans on this account, but the Romans had no issue with Jesus and “only” acted as instruments to carry out the Jews’ wishes (which is culpability and cowardice enough, to be sure). The Jews, however, did want Christ dead, and used Roman power to make it happen. The Russians didn’t want it, the Poles didn’t want it, the Ugandans didn’t want it, Pilate washed his hands of the matter: the Jews wanted it.

John 11:45-53 (KJV), after the raising of Lazarus: Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him. But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done. Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles. If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation. And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.

Note, though, please, how many Jews here came to know the Messiah, Who Himself was genetically (partly) Semitic and Who fulfilled the Old Testament promises. The point, which I reiterate here, is that “race” and “ethnicity” are not the issue; the issue is a matter of idealogy, faith, belief, and acts of the will. Peter, Paul, Matthew, etc. — most of the Apostles — were Semitic followers of the Old Testament religion who came to know that the Old Testament prophecies were fulfilled in Jesus Christ and who gave up their lives defending that belief.

In addition, while it is obvious historical fact that, proximately, it was Palestinian Jews who used Roman power to kill the Messiah, it is also true — and has been taught as true since the Church’s beginning — that we are all responsible. The Catechism of the Council of Trent, issued by Pope St. Pius V (A.D. 1566-1572), taught:

Furthermore men of all ranks and conditions were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. Gentiles and Jews were the advisers, the authors, the ministers of His Passion: Judas betrayed Him, Peter denied Him, all the rest deserted Him.

and

In this guilt are involved all those who fall frequently into sin; for, as our sins consigned Christ the Lord to the death of the cross, most certainly those who wallow in sin and iniquity crucify to themselves again the Son of God, as far as in them lies, and make a mockery of Him. This guilt seems more enormous in us than in the Jews, since according to the testimony of the same Apostle: If they had known it, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory; while we, on the contrary, professing to know Him, yet denying Him by our actions, seem in some sort to lay violent hands on him.

In other words, Palestinian Jews were historically, proximately responsible for Christ’s Passion and death, just as were those Romans who allowed themselves to be cowed by them, but culpability for His death lies in us all — the more so with Christians who know Him and believe Him, but still offend Him. While the post-Temple Jewish religion can be described as a “Deicide religion” in that it glories in Deicide when exulting in the murder of Jesus, “the Jews” cannot be decribed as “Christ-killers” in any literal sense. This isn’t some new Vatican II teaching that changed the “anti-semitic traditional teaching of the Church” as anti-Catholics want you to believe so they can shame the Church into submission; it is what the Church has always taught, and the only reasons I even bring it up are our inability nowadays to speak of historical fact as revealed by the Gospels, the willingness of too many people to blame everyone — anyone — but “the Jews” (why it’s OK to diss “the Romans” but not “the Jews” is beyond me as a daughter of Rome), and the stupid, nerve-wracking idea that the Church “used to be anti-semitic,” but now, “since Vatican II,” the Church has changed Her teachings.

That last is only the world’s way of dismissing traditional — i.e, true — Catholic teaching altogether and of making the Church seem wishy-washy, anything but divine, and, above all, malleable (“You’ve ‘changed’ your teachings on the Jews, why not change your attitudes toward sex and priestly celibacy and the ‘ordination’ of women?”) It’s a way of shaming the Church’s History and stealing Her rich heritage from those who love Her. And it’s also a way of propping up “the spirit of Vatican II,” the most destructive force that has ever afflicted Holy Mother Church and which has rendered the institutional Church impotent and sterile, and has almost destroyed the Roman Rite. All one has to do to see the “disconnect” between the what the “the spirit” of this Council really did and how the Modernists want you to perceive it is to study the horrific effects of the interpreations of Vatican II — and then read how Jews, neo-Catholics, and the media speak of the “great Council” while they dismiss the “pre-Vatican II Church” as barbarous and unenlightened.

At any rate, it’s rather paradoxical, this clamor on the part of Jews to absolve “the Jews” of Deicide (note the hysteria in response to Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”), especially when in their “holy” books and by the pens of their “sages,” they openly and proudly state that Jews did kill Jesus. Note what Maimonides, who is considered by Jews to be “The Second Moses,” wrote in his “Letter to Yemen”:

[Jesus of Nazareth] impelled people to believe that he was a prophet sent by God to clarify perplexities in the Torah, and that he was the Messiah that was predicted by each and every seer. He interpreted the Torah and its precepts in such a fashion as to lead to their total annulment, to the abolition of all its commandments and to the violation of its prohibitions. The sages, of blessed memory, having become aware of his plans before his reputation spread among our people, meted out fitting punishment to him.

The Jewish historian Josephus confirms the Gospel account in his “Antiquities”:

Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher. He drew over to him both many of the Jews and many of the Gentiles. And when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him; and the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day [my emphasis].

And see the Toledoth Yeshu (onsite). Interestingly, an article appeared on the website of the American Jewish Committee that affirmed what is being said here about what Jewish writings themselves say about the death of Jesus. That article disappeared from the site within days (oops! how’d this get published?), but you may read the article here on-site.

To continue with the topic: the errors of the Pharisaic rabbis, their legalistic, “anti-goy” elitism, grew even greater after the Temple fell and the only priests left were New Covenant priests. Their desires for a restored Jerusalem and a worldly Messiah-King were not shared by the Christians, ethnically Hebrew or not, whose Messiah told them to “render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s”; this Christian anti-Zionism only fueled the Pharisees’ hatred for the Christians.

Around A.D. 100, the Pharisees started a school at Jamnia (often referred to as the “Council of Jamnia” or “Jabneh”) to solidify the Pharisees’ power. They threw out the Septuagint version of the Old Testament, used by the Palestinian Jews for hundreds of years and cherished by the Apostles, because this version, which contains the Deuterocanonical Books (referred to as the “Apocrypha” by Protestants), was used by the Christians to proselytize Jews due to its more specific language used to convey the Messianic prophecies. From this “Council of Jamnia,” too, came the Birkat ha-Minim – a part of the Amida prayer which consists of a curse against Christians asking God to destroy us. This Amida prayer with its curse against Christians has been prayed by religious Jews three times a day for almost two millennia. Rounding out this racism, in A.D. 125, one of the most respected rabbis (he is quoted over 700 times in the Talmud), Rabbi Simeon Ben Johai, formally declared that non-Jews are not even human.

Jewish pogroms against Christians took place not only in Palestine (note the famous Bar Kochba Rebellion of A.D. 135), in Caesarea, Scytpolis, Yemen, Antioch — a town through which Jews dragged the body of Patriarch Anastasius in A.D. 608, after they threw his genitals in his face and disembowelled him — and any other place they could get away with it.

When reading the typical history book talking about the “repressiveness” of the Church, or hearing a typical dispensationalist Protestant sermon reviling the great Saints like John Chrysostom who spoke against the errors of Pharisaic Judaism (just as Jesus did!), you won’t hear a word about the above — or how Jews agitated anti-Christian animosity among Kings and Emperors, resulting in the slaughter of true Israel (the Church). You won’t read this, from Sozomen’s (c. A.D. 375-c. 447) “Ecclesiastical History,” Book II, Chapter IX:

When, in course of time, the Christians increased in number, and began to form churches, and appointed priests and deacons, the Magi, who as a priestly tribe had from the beginning in successive generations acted as the guardians of the Persian religion, became deeply incensed against them. The Jews, who through envy are in some way naturally opposed to the Christian religion, were likewise offended. They therefore brought accusations before Sapor [King of Persia], the reigning sovereign, against Symeon, who was then archbishop of Seleucia and Ctesiphon, royal cities of Persia, and charged him with being a friend of the Caesar of the Romans, and with communicating the affairs of the Persians to him. Sapor believed these accusations, and at first, ground the Christians with excessive taxes, although he knew that the generality of them had voluntarily embraced poverty. He entrusted the exaction to cruel men, hoping that, by the want of necessaries, and the atrocity of the ex-actors, they might be compelled to abjure their religion; for this was his aim. Afterwards, however, be commanded that the priests and conductors of the worship of God should be slain with the sword. The churches were demolished, their vessels were deposited in the treasury, and Symeon was arrested as a traitor to the kingdom and the religion of the Persians. Thus the Magi, with the co-operation of the Jews, quickly destroyed the houses of prayer.

You won’t hear how Jews allied themselves with the Christian-born but later professing pagan Julian the Apostate, Emperor of Rome between A.D. 361 and 363 and fourth successor of Constantine, who oppressed Christians even as he tried to help Jews rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem, a project that ended when mysterious balls of fires emanated from the ground (and sky, depending on the account) at the site, burning the workers to death, and an earthquake struck. (For fascinating accounts from primary sources as to what happened when the Jews tried to rebuild the Temple, see this page, onsite).

You won’t hear how the Jews allied themselves with the Persians in attacking Palestine in A.D. 614 — and how they reveled in slaughtering the Christians there and razing their churches, including the one built over Christ’s Tomb. According to Monk Strategius of Mar Saba (Antiochus Strategos), Jews purchased Christian slaves from the Persians for the sole purpose of slaughtering them “just as one might buy cattle to slaughter.” 3

You won’t hear how Jews rose to high levels in medieval Spanish society by falsely claiming to have converted to the Holy Faith, how many became priests, rose to prominence in the Church, and then proceeded to Judaize that country’s Catholics. You won’t hear how these false converts also cooperated with Muslims to overtake that country during the Muslim aggressions (oh, so that’s why that nasty Catholic Queen Isabella kicked them out in 1492!)

You won’t hear that on Yom Kippur, Jews pray the Kol Nidre, a prayer that releases them, in advance, of all vows they will make in the upcoming year, a prayer which allowed them to engage in fraudulent business practices while still remaining loyal to Judaism.

And you most certainly won’t hear about usury — the other true source of “anti-semitism” in Christian lands.”

 

 

Boyle’s Alleged Threats Against Detractors

I say “alleged,” because these days even email can be forged.   But the source is quite credible:  renowned law professor, Eugene Volokh’s blog.

Here’s the comment (from the 2003 archives):

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“MORE THREATS OF CENSORSHIP:

Prof. Francis Boyle at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, is an indefatigable opponent of this Administration; he’s the drafter of the Draft Impeachment Resolution Against President George W. Bush, and has spoken out often and stridently against both the war in Afghanistan and in Iraq.

In the process, he condemns the Administration for various (generally unnamed) violations of the First Amendment…..

A speech entitled “No War Against Afghanistan!” says

“Let me conclude by saying that we still have our first amendment rights, despite Ashcroft’s best efforts.”

Daily Illini article from last Fall quotes him as complaining that

“The climate [at the law school] is very threatening to professors of dissent.”

Curiously, though, a reliable source just passed along to me an e-mail that Boyle sent around last November, which seems to demonstrate a slightly different attitude about the First Amendment:

Subject: To: Department of Justice, Office of Civil Rights:”Boyle Bashing

It has already been reported in national news media sources, that I have filed a Complaint with the Department of Justice, Office of Civil Rights, which is currently pending.

Any “Boyle bashing” will be filed with DOJ/OCR in support of that Complaint, including this message.

That could create problems for people dealing with a Character and Fitness Committee who want to be admitted to the Bar somewhere.

Francis A. Boyle Professor of Law

Interesting – a professor threatening to try to jeopardize the careers of people (presumably students, since they’re the ones who would most care about Bar admission) if they criticize (“bash”) him.

(The law school dean, to her credit, promptly condemned Boyle’s actions.)

This is not, however, the first example of Prof. Boyle’s somewhat limited view of free speech. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Prof. Boyle had also sent around (in 1997) a mass e-mail calling for law professors “to prevent[] the appointment of Federalist Society Members to our faculties,” a policy that would violate basic academic freedom principles, and, if engaged in by public schools (such as Prof. Boyle’s own), would violate the First Amendment.

And note also the basis for the Complaint that Boyle’s e-mail refers to (from Reason):

Boyle, described by legendary activist Philip Berrigan as “a lawyer of the quality of Thomas More or Gandhi . . . the most competent and impassioned advocate of international law in the U.S.,” claims he experienced discrimination when he objected to the bar crawls graduate students hold every St. Patricks Day. “A bar crawl in honor of St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, and one of the great figures of Western Judeo-Christian Civilization, is completely sacrilegious,” he says.

Boyle’s objections, he says, made him a target.

“It’s clearly a hostile work environment for me,” he says.

I’ve been subject to ridicule by students and student organizations. This is a hostile environment based on my race — I’m of Irish nationality and a citizen of the Irish Republic — and on my religion — I’m Catholic.”

Indeed, Boyle claims the harassment got so bad that he complained to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, noting that “it doesn’t cost me anything” to have the government investigate his claims.

Yet when pressed for details, Boyle becomes as vague as Van Morrison lyrics. “I got nasty e-mails,” the professor says, giving no hint of their contents.

“They ridiculed me for being Catholic and ridiculed Catholicism. Two years ago, they even made a T-shirt ridiculing me.”

Was this ridicule based on religion or ethnicity, or do Boyle’s students and colleagues just dislike him? Without examples, it’s impossible to say.

Apparently “the First Amendments rights of . . . freedom of speech” do not, in Prof. Boyle’s book, extend to people who want to ridicule Catholicism, or, for that matter, their professors.

“Free speech for me,” as Nat Hentoff’s book title says, “but not for thee.”

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This incident is also referenced in “Liberty In Troubled Times,” James Walsh, 2004.

Apparently,  this is not the only time Professor Boyle has acted high-handedly.

In 2008, he wrote to the state of Illinois to intervene and suspend all liquor licenses for a period of several days:

“The good citizens of Champaign and Urbana will suffer from civil disturbances, large-scale public drunkenness, destruction of property, physical assaults and batteries, rapes and more deaths,” Boyle said in his complaint.

So he asked the commission to suspend all liquor licenses for every bar and liquor store between Lincoln Avenue and Prospect Avenue and between University Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue.

In a separate letter to Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Boyle asked for intervention under the state Illinois Emergency Management Act, which gives the governor power “to suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation of alcoholic beverages.”

Boyle asked the governor to do so in Champaign-Urbana from Feb. 29 through March 2.”

 

The New World Order Speaks…

UPDATE: Apparently, the site is one of many written by someone called Mike Hockney, who is a bit of a fantasist, a possible cult-leader…and possibly a bit of a nut-case.

I’ve come across one of  the sister-sites before and they also served up the same sort of popular gnostic ideas – Abrahamism is evil, Jehovah is  Satan, the material world is opposed to the spiritual, organized religion is the eternal enemy….

I wonder who/what is really  behind the website…

ORIGINAL POST

A blog calling itself the ArmageddonConspiracy purports to be the messenger of the New World Order.

It claims that the NWO is an excellent thing and  not to be feared as Christian fundamentalists and anarcho-capitalist libertarians would have you believe.

The NWO is simply the Enlightenment, the continuation of  the philosophy of meritocracy,  sociability,  and reason, handed down from Hermes Trismegistus to Pythagorus and Plato….and revived in the 18th century in Europe.

Who could be against it, save Abrahamic fanatics, who still need savior gods and devils to rescue and terrorize them…

In other words, join us,  say the Illuminati. Get on social media and start your own revolution against the old word order.

I looked for a contact email address, because, for alleged Illuminati, the website carried some surprising errors, and I figured it would only be polite to tell them.

But I couldn’t find any contact address.

So, with hope that someone will pop over and read my post, let me take it upon myself to be kind to an Illuminatus today and diagnose why they have become confused…. in at least one  thing.

ArmageddonConspiracy claims that Christianity is mistaken, because if God rewards those who accept him and punishes those who reject him, why is it that God’s supposed enemy, Satan, does God’s work for him, i.e., does the punishing?

It would  be more logical if Satan rewarded the enemies of God, right?

Well, no.

Only in the fantasies of an Illuminatus, who thinks men can become God with a little effort and a Facebook page.

The point of Satan, as he is represented in the Bible, is that he is a deceiver and that his nature is perverse and envious.

So the notion that Satan is somehow “obliged” to reward those who accept him is based on the faulty assumption that Evil, which is based in treachery and falsity, must somehow conform to “just” notions of reciprocity and keep its word to its followers.

Elementary error number one, Illuminatus.

Elementary error two.

Satan and God are not invertible propositions or binaries at all. They do not exist ontologically in the same way.   Hence their relationship is not inverse or proportioned to each other in any way.

Syllogisms which run “If God x, then Satan y,” don’t obtain. Sorry.

Elementary error three.  God does not torture those who reject him nor does he will that anyone be tortured,  although Bible verses have been misinterpreted that way.

The state of not accepting God is in itself the state of being enslaved to Satan, per Christianity.  The punishment is carried within the act of sin itself, which is why the Bible says the wages of “sin” is death.

Since all men sin, the only way out, per Christianity, is through grace….God’s love.

That is where the savior…or avatar…comes in…that cheap, vulgar externalization of the Godhead that the Illumined  ones reject  haughtily.

Reading the blog made me, not for the first time,  a bit sad for these so-called enlightened ones, for whom Prometheus/Lucifer is the true God.

Human beings however wise in our own eyes, do not have a hundredth part of the wisdom of the angels, even (or especially) the fallen ones.

While we preen ourselves as “illumined,” the light we grasp is only the “shining” of  vain-glory….not the light of the true sun…

But that’s enough metaphysics and mythology for this blog-post.

In another, I will try to correct the gnostic confusions about the identity of Satan on ArmageddonConspiracy.

 

 

Prof. Boyle Recycles Term Paper, Gets “F”

H/T to  commenter at Lankanewspapers.com for pointing out that Dr. Boyle  has copied his charges against Sri Lanka, made in 2013:

“UN Sri Lanka Tribunal Will Avoid ICC Jurisdictional Issues, Francis Boyle, Tamilnet.com, July 23, 2013.

He has recycled them from his charges against Israel in 2008:

“An Israeli war-crimes tribunal may be the only deterrent to a global war,” Francis Boyle, Globalresearch.ca, December 31, 2008.

Furthermore, in  both pieces, Boyle cites U.N. Charter Article 22 as authorizing the creation of an International Criminal Tribunal as a subsidiary organ to which Sri Lanka (and, previously, Israel) would be brought.

But is this even possible under the terms of the charter?

Here is Article 22 from the UN Charter:

The General Assembly may establish such subsidiary organs as it deems necessary for the performance of its functions.”

The language is vague, but is there any warrant here or elsewhere to read this article  so broadly so as to bestow powers on the General Assembly to create an international criminal tribunal?

Especially, when elsewhere the powers of the General Assembly are severely circumscribed?

At JustSecurity.org, Professor Derek Jinks, Marrs McLean Professor of Law at the highly regarded University of Texas law school, blows this notion out of the water.

Citing learned literature on the subject and previous  advisory opinions of the International  Court of Justice itself (which is under the authority of the Security Council, not the General Assembly of the UN), he writes:

 Indeed, the more common reading of Article 22 is that it accords the GA the authority to establish only subsidiary organs enjoying the same powers as the GA itself (for good sources, see Simma, et al., The Charter of the United Nations: A Commentary 427-28 (2nd ed. 2002); Goodrich, et al., Charter of the United Nations 191 (3rd ed. 1969)). In other words, the GA cannot via a subsidiary organ wield any powers it does not otherwise enjoy under the Charter. Article 22, on this view, is not an end run around the enumerated powers of the GA.

An early advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice confirms this view. In assessing the legality of the GA-established United Nations Administrative Tribunal (UNAT)—a tribunal for resolving disputes between U.N. staff and the United Nations—the ICJ found that Article 22 alone does not empower the GA to establish a judicial body because the GA enjoys no judicial authority under the Charter.”

Since Wikipedia gives Dr. Boyle’s resume thus:

A professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law.[1] Boyle received a A.B. (1971) in Political Science from the University of Chicago, then a J.D. degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from Harvard University. He also practiced tax and international tax with Bingham, Dana & Gould,”

I think it would be safe to say that the activist professor is not incompetent but extraordinarily competent.

That being the case, it would also be safe to infer that  “propaganda” or “chicanery” remains the only cogent explanation for Dr. Boyle’s misleading public statements.

I have excerpted the texts of Dr. Boyle’s two articles (on Israel in 2008 and on Lanka in 2013) to show how much of the latter is simply regurgitated.

Black text:  Identical language

Red text:  Lankan names substituted for Israeli names, with some additional details at the end.

Purple text: Incorrect insertion of names appropriate to the charges against Israel into the document charging Sri Lanka.

FRANCIS BOYLE ON LANKA, 2013

“The United Nations General Assembly (GA) must immediately establish an International Criminal Tribunal for Sri Lanka (ICTSL) as a `subsidiary organ` under U.N. Charter Article 22.”

FRANCIS BOYLE ON ISRAEL, 2008

The United Nations General Assembly must immediately establish an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI) as a ‘subsidiary organ’ under U.N. Charter Article 22.”

FRANCIS BOYLE ON LANKA, 2013

“ICTI would be organized along the lines of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY), which was established by the Security Council.”

FRANCIS BOYLE ON ISRAEL, 2008

and organized along the lines of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY), which was established by the Security Council.”

FRANCIS BOYLE ON LANKA, 2013

“The purpose of the ICTSL would be to investigate and prosecute Sri Lanka war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine

Lila:  Notice the careless insertion of the wrong countries’ names into a boiler-plate “genocide” denunciation.

FRANCIS BOYLE ON ISRAEL, 2008

“The purpose of the ICTI would be to investigate and prosecute Israeli war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine”

FRANCIS BOYLE ON LANKA, 2013

“–just as the ICTY did for the victims of international crimes committed by Serbia and the Milosevic Regime throughout the Balkans.”

FRANCIS BOYLE ON ISRAEL, 2008

“just as the ICTY did for the victims of international crimes committed by Serbia and the Milosevic Regime throughout the Balkans.”

FRANCIS BOYLE ON LANKA, 2013

“The establishment of ICTSL would provide some small degree of justice to the victims of Sri Lanka`s war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Tamil people in North-East–just as the ICTY has done in the Balkans-”

FRANCIS BOYLE ON ISRAEL, 2008

“The establishment of ICTI would provide some small degree of justice to the victims of Israeli war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine–just as the ICTY has done in the Balkans.”

FRANCIS BOYLE ON LANKA, 2013

“Furthermore, the establishment of ICTSL by the U.N. General Assembly would serve as a deterrent effect upon Sri Lanka`s political leaders such as Sri Lanka`s President Mahinda Rajapakse, his sibling and Defense Secretary, Gothabaya Rajapakse, another brother and minister for Development, Basil Rajapakse, Military Commander Sarath Fonseka and other top generals that they will be prosecuted for their further infliction of international crimes upon the Tamils from the NorthEast of Sri Lanka.”

FRANCIS BOYLE ON ISRAEL, 2008

“Furthermore, the establishment of ICTI by the U.N. General Assembly would serve as a deterrent effect upon Israeli leaders such as Prime Minister Olmert, Foreign Minister Livni, Defense Minister Barak , Chief of Staff Ashkenazi and Israel’s other top generals that they will be prosecuted for their further infliction of international crimes upon the Lebanese and the Palestinians.”

FRANCIS BOYLE ON LANKA, 2013

“Without such a deterrent, Sri Lanka will likely continue the cultural genocide including forced colonization, grabbing land from Tamil civilians, and militarization of day-to-day life and engaging the military in civilian affairs.

FRANCIS BOYLE ON ISRAEL, 2008

“Without such a deterrent, Israel might be emboldened to attack Syria with the full support of the Likhudnik Bush Jr. Neoconservatives, who have always viewed Syria as ‘low-hanging fruit’ ready to be taken out by means of their joint aggression. If Israel attacks Syria as it did when it invaded Lebanon in 1982, Iran has vowed to come to Syria’s defense.”

A Lankan Appeals To LTTE’s PR Flacks

I came across this open letter to Francis Boyle from a Sri Lankan  who has seen upfront and close what damage the Tigers have done to Tamils themselves.

Letter to Francis Boyle
Dear Dr. Boyle,

(EMAIL ADDRESS DELETED)

I was shocked by your remarks posted on a pro-LTTE website, Tamilnet on Feb. 3rd. I have one question to start: have you visited Sri Lanka?

After living in Sri Lanka for 30 years and having a number of Tamil, Sinhala and Muslim friends, I can guarantee you that there hadn’t been any discrimination on Northern Tamils to start a separatist war.

Since our independence, however, Tamils lost a lot of privileges awarded to them by the colonial rulers, the British, which they may have lost to the majority when democracy returned to Sri Lanka and open competition took place.

My guarantee means nothing to anyone; therefore, I would like to share some facts and links.

There are more Tamils living with Sinhalese than with the LTTE.

            Sinhalese living in Jaffna:

            1971 census: 20,514 (2.9%)

            1981 census: 5,648 (0.7%)

            2007 census: 67 Sinhalese (0.01%)

            Tamils living in the South:

            1971 29.2%

            1981 32.8%

            2007 52.2%

LTTE has killed more Tamils than Sinhalese

(Female Suicide Bombers: Dying for Equality? Yoram Schweitzer).

Out of 30 political leaders, mostly MPs,  LTTE assassinated, the majority (18) were Tamils.    

LTTE is responsible for the largest number of suicide attacks (168) and attacks using female suicide bombers (Female Suicide Bombers: A Social Catastrophe, Sanjeewa Karunaratne).

Tamils were well-represented in Sri Lanka:

There were 12% Tamils in the 1977 parliament.

There are 14% Tamils in the current parliament (2004).

When the war broke out in 1983, four out of six deputy inspector generals (DIGs–Vamadevan, Suntharalingam, Thangavelu and Shanker) and the inspector general of the police (IGP–Rudra Rajasingham) were Tamils

Sri Lanaka had a Tamil chief justice (CJ–Hon. Justice Sharvananda) and many reputable supreme court justices including Justice Manicavasagar

Sri Lanka had two Tamil attorney generals (AGs–Pasupathi, Kamalasabesan)

When the war broke out in 1983, Sri Lanka’s ambassadors to Britain, West Germany, France, China and many other countries were Tamils

When the war broke out in 1983, three out of fifteen cabinet ministers (Devanayagam, Thondaman and Rajadurai) and the leader of the opposition (A. Amirthalingam) were Tamils.

A few links:

http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2008/12/14/sri-lanka-tamil-tigers-abuse-civilians-stronghold

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090112/crossette2

http://www.fbi.gov/page2/jan08/tamil_tigers011008.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123203734190685985.html

http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110005768

Sri Lanka has lost over 75,000 lives and the war is finally ending. Please do not help adding another 75,000 and please ask Tamilnet to take your picture off their site.

Thanks, Sanjeewa

 

The Framing of Edgar Steele?

Will Grigg, of Pro Libertate, believes that  Edgar Steele, a white nationalist attorney who faced off against the powers-that-be and earned the wrath of the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) and the JDL (Jewish Defense League), was framed by the Feds.

He was charged in a supposed murder plot against his wife of many years.

Steele was convicted and sentenced to a lengthy jail term,  but died in September this year, apparently from health-related problems:

While the Edgar Steele jury was permitted to hear Loginova’s videotaped testimony, it was not permitted to hear the testimony of Dr. Robert Stoll, who had spent several hours in Steele’s company on June 10 – the day he supposedly planned to murder his wife. Dr. Stoll, a local veterinarian, has filed an affidavit recounting how he had discussed Steele’s health problems and how he was impressed by “the manner of Edgar’s tender affection for his wife and family. I believe that this man’s intent … when I visited him was not to kill anyone, especially his wife.”

To understand the deeply prejudicial nature of Winmill’s rulings in this regard it’s necessary to take into account the composition of the jury: In a case involving an alleged plot by a husband to murder his middle-aged wife, the jury consisted of eleven women and one man.

The panel that emerged from voir dire was ideal for the prosecution’s theory of the case, which could have been the plot from any of several dozen made-for-TV movies of the kind broadcast incessantly on the “Lifetime” cable network: The scheming, unfaithful husband, driven by ego and what remains of his mid-life libido, plots to murder his long-suffering wife in order to take up with a pneumatic trophy bimbo.

Edgar Steele is a widely despised figure. His legal practice was devoted to defending the rights of similarly marginalized and disreputable people out of the conviction that “it is the … politically incorrect whose rights are first infringed and then eliminated,” as he pointed out in a speech he delivered in Jekyll Island, Georgia almost exactly two years before his Stalinist show trial in Boise.

Actually, the comparison to the Soviet-era Russian legal system is unfair, given that a defendant hauled before a Soviet criminal tribunal actually enjoyed a small but measurable chance of acquittal.

After the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917, the jury system — which had been established under Alexander II in 1864 — was abolished and replaced with”People’s Courts” composed of a judge and a panel of two to six Party-appointed “assessors” who heard all of the evidence and decided all questions of both fact and law. The assessors “became known as `nodders’ for simply nodding in agreement with the judge,” wrote federal Judge John C. Coughenour in an article published by the Seattle University Law Review. “People’s assessors virtually always agreed with judges; acquittals were virtually nonexistent…. [U]nlike our adversarial system, the Soviet inquisitorial criminal justice system neither prioritized nor emphasized the rights of individual defendants, but instead paid homage to the interests of the state.”

What Judge Coughenour describes as a contrast between the Soviet and American legal systems is actually one of the strongest points of similarity. Lew Rockwell recently pointed out that in the pseudo-legal proceedings referred to as “trials” by the federal Leviathan, the defendant “wins once every 212 times” — a respectable approximation of “never.” During the late Stalin era, Soviet procurators were ordered to achieve a 100 percent conviction rate; their counterparts in contemporary U.S. federal courts have essentially accomplished that feat. This is because the federal system, like its Soviet predecessor, is designed to serve the interests of the State — and federal juries are typically purged of anyone unwilling to play the role of “nodder” in a show trial.

During jury selection in the Edgar Steele “trial,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci Whelan, who presided over the prosecution, carefully scrutinized potential jurors for what she called “hidden biases” against “the United States Government.” Neither Whelan nor Judge Winmill was willing to abide the presence of any juror who understood that the jury’s role is to force the government to overcome the constitutionally prescribed “bias” in favor of the defendant. They needn’t have worried.

In Idaho, the most “anti-government” state in the Soyuz, the Feds were able to win a murder conspiracy conviction in a case without a victim, a murder weapon, or a motive, using only a doctored audio recording and the self-exculpating testimony of an admitted liar who confessed to manufacturing and planting the non-functional bomb. Andrei Vyshinsky would be suitably impressed.

(Note: In the original version of this essay, I mistakenly reported that Dr. George Papcun had offered to fly to Boise for the “pre-trial hearing”; in fact, he had attended a pre-trial hearing, but was prevented by Judge Winmill from testifying at the trial. My thanks to Violet Harris, who attended the trial and took comprehensive notes, for that very important correction. I likewise erred in referring to Dr. Allen Banks as a veterinarian, rather than a research scientist who specializes in chemistry and biochemistry; my thanks as well to Robert Magnuson for correcting that mistake.)

 

Bruce Fein Covers Up Real Genocide

Libertarian legal activist, Bruce Fein, has covered up the real “Turkish” (read, Donmeh Jewish) genocide of Armenians, even while acting as a paid propagandist for false genocidal claims against Sri Lanka.

Asbarez.com:

He, of course, is Bruce Fein – occupation: Resident scholar at the Turkish Coalition of America. The title tells it all. He is gainfully employed to support and propagate Turkish denial policy of the Armenian Genocide. For a lawyer and a former U.S. associate deputy attorney general serving under Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1982, one expects him to confine within certain restrictions of ethical conduct and integrity.

Unfortunately, we may be asking too much of Mr. Fein. His acts and conduct seem to be determined only by his employment, irrespective of logic, rational, principles and truthfulness. Two years ago, he was campaigning for the terrorist Tamil movement against the government of Sri Lanka in return for lucrative pecuniary handouts from the Sri Lankans of Tamil origin residing in the United States and Canada. In 2008, within the span of six months, one after the other he consecutively served at least three Tamil associations carrying on fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada. With the third association, he engaged in a massive fundraiser in Canada. After collecting the “loot”, he disappeared for three months.

While in the service of Tamil, Mr. Fein’s mission was twofold. First, to convince the U.S. that Tamils of Sri Lanka are the victims of genocide. Second, to convince the U.S. that Tamils of Sri Lanka deserve justice by partitioning Sri Lanka and granting the Tamils independent statehood. To justify his claim for genocide of Tamils, he made up stories and twisted the law on genocide. To substantiate his claim for Tamil independence, he resorted to our Declaration of Independence. To pursue his dual mission, he made speeches and got paid; he made appearances and got paid; he published articles and got paid.

At the same time, Mr. Fein was (and still is) in the service of Turkish “associations” operating in the U.S. With the Turks, as with the Tamils, his mission is again twofold, but this time in the opposite direction. First, to convince the United States that Armenians were not the victims of genocide. Second, to convince the United States that Armenians do not deserve justice. To justify his denial of Armenian Genocide, he makes up stories and twists the law on genocide. To substantiate his refusal of justice to the Armenians, he accuses them of perjury and falsehood. In the pursuit of his dual mission for the Turks, he makes speeches, makes appearances, publishes articles, and so on. For his services, he gets paid, of course…..

. If Mark Twain were alive today, he would have looked upon Mr. Fein’s egregious conduct and said, “There are three kinds of liars: liars, damn liars, and Mr. Fein.”

….Mr. Fein seems to be haunted by the number of 1.5 Armenian victims of Turkish atrocities. Any human being would be and should be. But the motivation of this servant of Turkish denial does not stem from human concerns. He resorts to a numbers game by quoting and misquoting any convenient source to demonstrate that the figure of 1.5 million victims of genocide is the figment of Armenian imagination that it tends to increase the numbers according to political convenience.

This numbers game is merely an exercise in futility, because Mr. Fein is well aware of the Mehmet Talaat Pasha’s handwritten black book published in facsimile form in December 2008. Talaat Pasha was the Ottoman minister of interior in 1915 and the architect in planning and executing the deportations and massacres of the Armenians living in their ancestral Western Armenia. The black book contains detailed notes on the numbers of Armenians and the fate they encountered from 1915 to 1917. Based on the figures kept by Talaat Pasha, in 1915, before massacres and deportations, the total of the main Apostolic Armenian community in the Ottoman Empire was 1,500,000; the total of Catholic Armenian community was 63,967 (which could also be revised upward to 83,157); no figures are given to Protestant Armenians. These figures bring the number of Ottoman Armenians, based on official figures, close to 1,700,000 people. According to Talaat Pasha’s figures, the total number of Armenians who were missing in 1917 was around 1,000,000 people.

The executioner Talaat Pasha has kept the figures up to 1917. His numbers for the missing are horrendous – ONE MILLION. Mind you, the deportations and massacres did not cease in 1917. They continued until 1923. Mr. Fein and his employers are in pursuit of a policy of denial in order to protect, among others, the Ottoman executioners such as Talaat and other Ottoman Pashas. If they are so dedicated to protect these executioners, why won’t Mr. Fein and his employers take these Pashas’ word for the number of Armenian victims of Genocide?

The answer is very simple. Mr. Fein (and his employers) are scared stiff of the verdict of genocide that will come down sooner or later. But to convince oneself that reducing the number of the victims of the Armenian Genocide will preclude the application of the Genocide Convention is merely self-deceit. Mr. Fein should know, because he claims to be an international lawyer. The Genocide Convention is not about the number of victims. It is about retribution and prevention.

Furthermore, despite Mr. Fein’s claims, the Genocide Convention does apply to the Armenian case. The design, planning, execution and intent of the Turkish massacres of 1.5 million Armenians meet all the elements of the crime of genocide as defined under the Convention. In fact, Raphael Lemkin, who was the earliest proponent of the Genocide Convention, coined the term ‘genocide’ in 1944. based on the case of the Armenian massacres. He described genocide as the “systematic destruction of a whole national, racial or religious groups. The sort of thing that Hitler did to the Jews and the Turks did to the Armenians.”

Of course, to get the whole picture of what is happening here, one should know that the “Turkish” massacre was perpetrated by Sabbatean Frankist Jews who converted to Islam (the Donmeh)

just as  the founder of  Sabbateanism, Sabbatai Zevi,  had done earlier.

Zevi, a descendant of rabbis, considered himself the Jewish messiah.

One should further know that the Donmeh

infiltrated the Ottoman government,

created the Young Turk movement,

and instigated the massacre of Armenians.

One should also know that the Armenians who were massacred were Christians.

One should know that Istanbul, the capital of the Ottoman Empire (and of modern Turkey) is Constantinople, the capital of the Eastern half of the Roman empire.

This eastern half  became the Byzantine empire, which was the strong-hold of institutional Christianity in Eurasia for a thousand years, before it fell to the Muslims.

Thus, what we have is a genocidal massacre of Christians by Jews in 1915,  shortly before the Bolsheviks (headed disproportionately  by  Jews) embarked on another monumental massacre of Christians  (this time in nearby Russia).

In  any other part of the world this would be seen for what it is – the fruit of  ancient tribal/religious  enmity.

In any other part of the world, the culture and religion of the perpetrators would be held up for at least some criticism, certainly not that of the victims.

In the West, however, not only the identity of the actors, but even the nature of the conflict, its  tribalism, is covered up.

It is passed off instead as democide by government.

This is an assessment that has the failing of mistaking the gun for the killer.

Naturally, its logical result is a policy of proscribing guns rather than convicting killers.

 

NWO Meme: Sunlight Is The Best Disinfectant

UPDATE:  Rock-star left-liberal activist, Glenn Greenwald, defending Edward Snowden’s leaks about NSA espionage, says “rampant abuse” needs sunlight (2013).

UPDATE 1: British PM David Cameron quotes Wikileaks’ sunlight dictum approvingly (2009).

ORIGINAL POST

I have long intuited that the reiteration in the alternative media of the phrase, “Sunlight is the best disinfectant” is not happen-stance.

It is a deliberate meme being seeded into public consciousness.

The meme demands transparency for national government and governmental organizations, while NGOs, left and right-wing non-profits, and corporations in the service of the New World Order can continue to operate secretively to achieve the goals of global government, outside the purview of laws or standards of accountability to which nation states are held.

Some iterations of the “sunlight/sunshine” meme in recent times:

1. Julian Assange’s Wikileaks was set up by the Sunshine Press.

WL was created around 2006 and went public in 2007.

2. The Sunlight Foundation, funded by government and set up in 2006 is committed to public transparency. Its advisors and directors are listed at wikipedia as follows:

Board of Directors

Michael R. Klein, Chairman
Ellen S. Miller, Sec-Treasurer
Esther Dyson, ED Venture
Craig Newmark, CraigsList
Nicholas J. Klein

Advisory Board

Yochai Benkler, Yale University
Lawrence Lessig, Stanford University
Charles Lewis, former director, Center for Public Integrity
Kim Scott, Google
Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia

3.   David Coombs, attorney for Private Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning, during Manning’s Article 32 hearing in December 2011, to see if  he should face a court- martial for leaking confidential military information to Wikileaks:

 Coombs concluded his arguments by stating that the “hallmark of a democracy is the ability of government to be open with the public” and that “sunlight is the best disinfectant.”

4.  Influential libertarian scholar and Ron Paul supporter and anti-Intellectual Property activist,  Walter Block (10/17/2014) in a much-publicized uproar about his alleged remarks supporting slavery:

“Sunlight is the best disinfectant.”

In my view, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Let us by all means implement their proposal. Let us have a university-wide open hearing to decide if I am to be condemned and censured for my views on slavery.”

Note:

Block has vociferously argued against IP (Intellectual Property), against the property value of one’s reputation, and against libel laws specifically….but, as usual with him,  he has no qualms about using state libel laws to defend his own IP and threaten to sue for millions on that ground.

This is the not first or only instance of Block’s  intellectual double-dealing and it is a prime reason why I have fingered him on this blog many times for sophistry, as well as for possibly being some kind of NWO operative.

On the other hand, Block is quite interesting and engaging, even when dead wrong…as long as you don’t take him seriously, which I don’t…

4. Libertarian legal activist and Ron Paul supporter, Bruce Fein (2009):

“Sunshine is the best disinfectant.”

“Sunshine is the best disinfectant,” said Fein in response to Khan’s question, which asked him “what is the way forward.”

Fein has been a hired-gun of foreign groups, making him in effect a foreign agent. 

He is also anti-IP and a judicial activist of the same variety as Francis Boyle.

That is, Boyle and Fein pursue political ends via self-styled free-market legal activism, which on closer inspection proves to be nothing of the sort.

5. Left-wing antiwar, pro-porn, pro-therapeutic-genital- massage, pro-Assange, pro-Ron Paul, vaginal hagiographer, Naomi Wolf, explaining why she had to come out decades after the fact with sensational and unverifiable claims of being groped by her professor at Yale, thus creating a brouhaha as senseless as the one Dr. Block just created:

 “When people are named, and they stand up and they say, ‘This happened to me, it’s not OK,’ and especially when there’s federal funding involved, which is substantial, only that moves the ball forward. And you know, sunlight is the best disinfectant.

6. Barack Obama in remarks in 2009 on the economy, stressing the need for government to become more efficient:

Because I firmly believe with Justice Brandeis that sunlight is the best disinfectant, and I know that restoring transparency is not only the surest way to achieve results, but also to earn back that trust in government without which we cannot deliver the changes the American people sent us here to make.”

 

7. The late left-wing “hacktivist” Aaron Swartz  (November 20, 2006),  protege of Sunshine Foundation-affiliated Harvard professor and anti-Intellectual Property activist, Lawrence Lessig: “Disinfecting the Sunlight Foundation….”

Swartz pursued the Fein model of activism from the more overtly leftist side, using hacking, rather than litigation, to achieve political ends.

Taking its name from Justice Brandeis’s famed comment that “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants”, the Sunlight Foundation was formed to promote transparency and accountability in American government.”

8. UN Watch, which claims that it is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that monitors the United Nations, floats the meme, while calling for the removal of UN Human Rights Council official, Richard Falk, for allegedly anti-Israel and anti-Semitic statements:

“Sunlight is the best disinfectant, wrote Justice Brandeis, and that’s why Falk wants to shut us down—so his despicable abuses can proliferate in the dark,” said UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer.”

According to UN Watch’s own website, it was formed in 1993

under the chairmanship of the late Morris B. Abram, pioneer civil rights leader with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and former U.S. ambassador to the UN in Geneva” and it

” participates actively at the UN as an accredited NGO in Special Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and as an Associate NGO to the UN Department of Public Information (DPI).”

It is affiliated, the website states,  with the American Jewish Committee.

A New York  Times  obituary for Mr. Abram in 2000, adds the following fascinating details:

UN Watch was co-founded by Mr. Abram and Edgar Bronfman, who heads the Bronfman Seagram liquor empire and who is one of the most prominent funders of Zionist causes, including the Hillel campus movement.

Abrams, the descendant of a Reform rabbi settled in Georgia, was influential in fighting segregation, started housing projects for middle-class blacks, and held dozens of high-level government and UN posts.

As a student at Oxford after WW II, he was also on the staff of the prosecutors at the Nuremberg military tribunal. A former president of the American Jewish Committee and an advocate for the emigration of Soviet Jews, he was also a president of Brandeis University.

His voice is as much the voice of Zionism and its creators as  it is possible to be…and it is plausible to infer that any meme he articulated was one dear to Zionism, especially one created by Louis Brandeis, a legendary early 20th century American jurist of Jewish extraction.

So, finally, what has  Louis Brandeis got to do with Zionism and the New World Order?

He was a Rothschild agent, writes Dr. Ahmed El-Meadawy.

During World War I, Brandeis was appointed to the US Supreme Court in return for a $40,000 donation to President Woodrow Wilson’s campaign. From there he was instrumental in sending a Zionist delegation from the US to the UK, promising to bring in the US into WW I on the side of Britain in return for a British promise to create a homeland for the Jews in Palestine, then under British rule.

The originator of this dictum of perfect transparency for the goy political regimes under which he lived,  Louis Brandeis was himself a member of a highly secretive and covert group dedicated to political ends of  his own – Zionist ends.

In Against Our Better Judgment: The hidden history of how the US was used to create Israel,” (2014), Alison Weir writes:

According to Grose, a highly regarded author, Brandeis was a leader of “an elitist secret society called the Parushim, the Hebrew word for ‘Pharisees’ and ‘separate,’ which grew out of Harvard’s Menorah Society.” [44] Schmidt writes : “The image that emerges of the Parushim is that of a secret underground guerilla force determined to influence the course of events in a quiet, anonymous way.”
Grose writes that Brandeis used the Parushim “as a private intellectual cadre, a pool of manpower for various assignments.” [45] Brandeis recruited ambitious young men, often from Harvard, to work on the Zionist cause – and further their careers in the process.”

With some people, it is  “sunshine for you and fog-of-war for me.” 

 

 

 

 

 

Tamils Tigers Allegedly Paid Francis Boyle, Bruce Fein

Like right-libertarian Bruce Fein (a Ron Paul campaign staff-member),  leftist Francis Boyle is alleged to have been hired by the Tamil Tigers in 2009 to propagandize for them.

The Western activists recreated the Tigers as oppressed innocents, in need of a race-based transnational “eelam” of their own.

Bailaman.blogspot.com gives some detailed background on the development of the Tigers in the West, where they are quite content to be a minority ruled by Caucasians, while demanding that Lanka cede half its territory to them.

Bailaman:

The Tamil Tiger sympathisers have always wanted moderate Tamils to think that non-violent demonstrations against laws and policies back in the 40′s, and 50′s fell on deaf years, and the Tamil Tigers were created because peaceful means yielded no results.

I have written in the past how even the non-Tamils protested peacefully at the ‘Sinhalese only law’.

The law was changed in the 50s, the Tigers were formed in late 70s.

Prabhakaran was a bank robber, a common criminal, who transformed his group of thugs into what he called freedom fighters.

Don’t fall for it. I can sit here and point out at the lies in Makenthiran’s article above. But that’s not the purpose of this post.”

(Lila: Tamil Eelam in Lanka has about as much legitimacy as Tamil Eelam in Canada, where, after all, Tamils are also a minority in a Caucasian dominated society.)

Bailaman:

The last time I checked most of Canada’s parliament was Caucasian dominated. Majority and minority representation in a government is no reason to hate. To think that Sinhalese hate Tamils with a passion is beyond logic. Not just Sinhalese, but every ethnic group hated the Tamil Tigers with a passion. And every democratically elected government is bound by laws to protect it’s citizens. No armed entity, like the Tamil Tigers, will be allowed to terrorise parts of Canada with suicide bombs and forced child recruitment to carve out a separate state for only Tamils.

To dream of a mono-ethnic state called Tamil Eeelam, and to prance around like it’s all OK, is just stupid.

Tamil Eelam, the concept and the ideology, is racist in every form.

Educated moderate Tamils should know that any contribution towards segregating Tamils from other ethnic groups in Sri Lanka is morally wrong.

That’s what Eelam stood for.

It wasn’t just a separate state, but half of Sri Lanka’s land mass, and one third of it’s coast handed to terrorist (LTTE) for a Tamil only state.”

(Lila: Since LTTE fronts for Western elite interests, that means the West would in effect have a regional nuclear base in Asia).

Bailaman:

Be ashamed.. Be very ashamed for supporting this doctrine.….

…Rudrakumar is said to have invested over $400,000 on both Fein and Boyle as spokesmen to regurgitate Tamil Tiger propaganda. He hoped that the two distinguished non-Sri Lankans will influence western decision makers. More importantly, he hoped that their criticism of Sri Lanka would help keep the Tamil Eelam flame alive by influencing the ignorant.

The Tigers raised a million dollars a month in Canada. Those digits are dropping fast. A lot is at stake.

It is no secret that the Tigers have been lobbying for support in the US for their cause. Hillary Clinton too has received donations from the LTTE.”

Christians Behind Tigers Are Left-wing Jesuits

(INCOMPLETE)

Just to be clear, my previous blog posts referencing the extensive Christian-NGO backing of the Tamil Tigers is not to be read as an indictment of Christianity, as such.

By no means.

The Christians involved with the Tigers are just one branch of Christians.

Just as it is largely LEFT-WING Protestants  in cahoots with Maoists in the North-East of India, in the Tamil movement, the prime instigators of the Tigers are LEFT-WING Catholics, i.e., members of the Society of Jesus, Jesuits (the Catholic order founded by the Marrano, Ignatius Loyola).

The Jesuits have had a powerful influence on education and politics in India for hundreds of years.

Much of that influence is benign.

But Jesuit political posturing and interference has been much more malign.

When Hindu right-wingers talk of the Vatican-CIA mafia pulling strings in the background, it is these Jesuits whose activities lend credibility to their accusations.

 

 

More Disinformation From Francis Boyle

On Facebook, a reader sifts through the disinformation in Francis Boyle’s “Destroying Libya and World Order, ” (Clarity Press, 2013   ):

Careful reading reveals subtle suggestions and outright lies. I will here give to you some examples

2) The Boyle book, constantly “shows” Muammar al-Qathafi as unstable and unreliable! That being why other nations did not want to deal with him!!!! and that no nation ever took Muammar al-Qathafi or his “Third Universal Theory” seriously…and that this is the major reason why Muammar’s hope for Arab or African unification failed.

3) Boyle also accepted the lie that there was an “Arab Spring”, and on p.178 explicitly states that the uprising in Benghazi was justified!!!!!…saying that the West” immediately hijacked a legitimate but very brief ‘Arab Spring’ in Benghazi…”, etc..

Boyle also discredits the notion of there being a malevolent elitist group in the world espousing Zionism; saying, that this concept of an evil “Zionism is a mental illness evident among some more than others”…………

..6) Boyle also retains the CIA line that Syria was responsible for Lockerbie, the Berlin discotheque and the Italian air flight bombings, etc…(reading pp. 186 and onward)
WE KNOW this is utterly untrue, and once again scapegoating for another take-over…as neither IRAN or Syria are the demons as MSM and the Western Governments have portrayed them.

That these acts of terror were FALSE FLAG OPERATIONS committed by the western governments themselves with the CIA, MI 6 and French Intelligence service performing these heinous (amongst innumerable other disgraceful “operations”)……

…I have only barely scratched the errors in this most Western approach to the current situation of North Africa and the contemporary world as mistakenly and falsely portrayed by FRANCIS A. BOYLE.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!”

 

The Talented Professor Boyle…….

Deconstruct E-zine, a Serbian blog, turns the spot-light on Professor Boyle’s controversial resume, which, mysteriously, hasn’t ended his high-profile academic/activist/legal career.

Considering how many people have had their careers derailed and lives ruined for advocating unpopular political positions, it is highly suggestive that Professor Boyle has flourished, while very publicly pursuing war-crimes litigation against President Bush, claiming former Libyan president Qaddafi as a close friend, and cavorting with Muslim extremists of all stripes.

He (Boyle) nevertheless maintains a highly visible public profile for a law professor, making appearances on such interview shows as Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor and Moneyline with Lou Dobbs.

Boyle is a United States citizen, but also holds honorary citizenship of Bosnia-Herzegovina, which he received in 1993 while he was an adviser to Bosnian war-time president Alija Izetbegovi?.

Boyle has also taken a strong stand in favor of Hawaiian independence and against a University of Illinois “pub crawl” that occurs on St. Patrick’s Day, arguing that the latter is offensive to persons of Irish nationality. In the former he uses a resolution signed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton apologizing for U.S. involvement in the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy as justification for Hawaiian independence. In the latter, he filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, claiming that he had to endure a “hostile work environment.”

And more:

There are a number of journalists who were forced to become “independent reporters” because they dared to veer off the required Serb-bashing “angle,” and some world renowned intellectuals and cultural figures were all-but crucified simply because they refused to fall in line and gang-up alongside others pounding the Serbs, like one of the greatest Austrian writers, Peter Handke.

But Professor Boyle seems to be flourishing, despite his pigheaded support for Islamic radicals world around and dogged efforts to bring great misery upon his own country, by sending its highest representatives to another Kangaroo Court, such as The Hague’s ICTY where Serbian nation is being customarily branded as a nation of genocidal maniacs, oftentimes without even the semblance of a proof.

I guess one should congratulate the Western Elite for managing to turn the world on its ear and foul-up every trace of common decency and basic sense of justice.”

Antiwar’s Nebojsa Malic on Francis Boyle

Nebojsa Malic, who writes for Antiwar, has the goods on Francis Boyle:

On Boyle’s previous “genocide” allegations, against Serbia:

“In 1993, the Izetbegovic regime sued Serbia before the International Court of Justice, alleging aggression and genocide.

Francis Boyle, the American lawyer who wrote the lawsuitasserted in 1995 that, “the claims of the Bosnian People for genocide will be vindicated for the entire world to see and for all of history to know.”

Yet in 2007, the ICJ rejected every single claim from the lawsuit.”

On the killings at Srebenica, on which rests the entire genocide claim against Serbia that was conjured up by Francis Boyle and the usual NGO suspects:

Advocates of the official story point to a number of verdicts by the ICTY, thousands of bodies found in mass graves, and the confessions of executioners, and demand that the entire world accepts the Srebrenica “genocide” as “judicial fact.” This type of approach is typical for PR, where what matters is what people believe. In law, however, what matters is what one can prove. Yet when it comes to proof, both the ICTY and the advocates of the official story consistently come up short.

The crown witness, on whom the entire case hangs, is a liar. Other witnesses have been exposed as serial perjurers. The ICTY’s own forensic evidence, gathered over the past fifteen years, has yielded 3,568 autopsy reports, but fewer than 2,000 actual bodies.Only 442 bodies in the mass graves have ligatures and/or blindfolds, strongly suggesting execution.”

442 killings are, of course, 442 too many.

They constitute a war-crime.

But 442 killings are not a genocide, by any stretch.

Malic then describes how it was an American PR firm that reversed the truth in Bosnia and turned the Nazi-supporting KLA into the victims:

From the very beginning of the war, the Serbs were presented as the new Nazis. Croats and Muslims were presented not as combatants, but as innocent victims. James Harff, of PR firm Ruder Finn, explained the purpose of this to a French journalist in a 1993 interview:

“…the Croatian and Bosnian past was marked by a real and cruel anti-semitism [sic]. Tens of thousands of Jews perished in Croatian camps. So there was every reason for intellectuals and Jewish organizations to be hostile towards the Croats and Bosnians. Our challenge was to reverse this attitude. And we succeeded masterfully.”

By cynically manufacturing false parallels to the Holocaust, then exploiting them to gain support in the Western public, the regimes in Zagreb and Sarajevo were not just demonizing their current enemy, but whitewashing their own past.”

At Serbian News Network,  another Malic piece indicts the international grievance circuit, including “ambulance-chaser” Francis Boyle, who build lucrative careers posing as advocates of victims, while actually furthering imperial ends, using government fiat, propaganda and civil service Trojan-horse NGOs to accomplish what they fail to prove in a court of law:

“A little while ago, several Liberal MPs in the Canadian Parliament proposed a resolution declaring July 11 “Srebrenica Remembrance Day.” Fortunately, Prime Minister Harper would have none of it, so the proposal was taken off the table – for now.

The resolution was not a product of altruism and sheer goodness of the Liberals’ hearts, but rather an initiative mounted by the Congress of North American Bosniaks, and something called the “Institute for the Research of Genocide” (whose URL identifies them as the “Institute for Genocide”).

After Mr. Harper put the kibosh on the resolution, the CNAB and the Institute raised a ruckus. Their initial protest, on June 23, included a long list of people identified as an “international team of experts” and claiming illustrious academic titles. The post with the list, however, has since been taken down from the Institute website.

Here are just some of the names from the list:

* M. Cherif Bassiouni (former UN rapporteur on the events in Bosnia, who endorsed the ridiculously inflated casualty figures and the “mass rape” hoax)
* Francis A. Boyle (international ambulance-chaser and author of the “genocide” lawsuit by the Izetbegovic government against Serbia, rejected before an actual court)
* Florence Hartmann (once spokesperson for Carla Del Ponte at the ICTY)
* Marko Attila Hoare (a world-renowned Serbophobe-cum-historian)

* Daniel Toljaga (listed as member of the Board of Directors at the Congress of North American Bosniaks, but better known as proprietor of the Srebrenica Genocide Blog)
* Dzemaludin Latic and Fatmir Alispahic, champions of militant Islam and Serbophobia considered even in Bosnia to be the lunatic fringe.Suffice to say that the list was a veritable who’s who of professional victims, genocide entrepreneurs, and people who have built their careers on the myth of Bosnia. So, these folks have taken upon themselves to have the Canadian Parliament endorse their version of history by government fiat - i.e. by force, since they can’t actually prove it in court. It is as if they don’t believe their argument good enough to just persuade people, even though it has enjoyed almost uncontested dominance in the media for the past 15 years!”

 

 

 

 

Tamil “Eelam”: Neither Tamil Nor Hindu

At Vijayvaani, B. R. Haran, a senior journalist based in Chennai, names the Western and Christian international groups and NGOs behind the Tamil extremism which fuels both the politics of the Tamil Tigers and the DMK .

The DMK is the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam or the Society for the Advancement of  Dravidians, an Indian group analogous to the American NAACP – the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People):

Even during the most recent operations Lila: in 2009), the Sri Lankan military is believed to have uncovered evidence of the connivance of NGOs and Human Rights Organisations (many owing allegiance to the UN) with Tigers in vehicle supply and material support. Very recently, the Army apprehended two UN staffers who were reported missing earlier. Reliable sources report that some Christian organizations have allegedly bribed individual military officials and managed to allow LTTE’s intelligence officers to escape from refugee camps and flee the country. In connection with this and other reports of clandestinely assisting the LTTE, seven army personnel have been detained by the Sri Lankan Military Intelligence Unit
(
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29613).

Meanwhile, Selvarasan Pathmanathan, alias KP, set up a committee comprising mostly Christians to formulate the constitution of a ‘Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam’ (TGTE), with a view to fight for the self-determination of Sri Lankan Tamils and safeguard the interests of the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora. As he has been a proclaimed criminal and fugitive in Sri Lanka and is also wanted by Interpol, this initiative is intended to gain some kind of credibility in the international arena and to make the million strong diaspora fall in line behind him. He has been successful in roping in experts from various fields, who have been active in US, Canada, UK, Sweden, Australia, Malaysia and Netherlands giving ‘voice’ to the LTTE, as members of the committee. Prof. Francis Boyle, who was in Chennai in association with the International Tamil Centre, is a member of this committee. The Sri Lankan government has rejected this attempt of KP, terming it a ‘hallucination.’

Considering the fact that western nations and the diaspora are trying to revive the call for separate Eelam by supporting the LTTE, despite its defeat and the elimination of Prabhakaran and the top leadership, Sri Lanka refused permission to the Tiger-sponsored relief carrying vessel MV Captain Ali after it entered Sri Lankan waters illegally. Though the ship was chartered in the name of “Mercy Mission to Vanni,” it was sponsored by an organization called “Act Now,” a pro-LTTE Christian organization. Ultimately due to the influence of the Indian government, Colombo agreed to accept the consignments through the Red Cross.

The Church and other Christian organizations allegedly utilizing the Sinhala-Tamil divide, which is their own creation, have been supporting the LTTE to bring down the majority Buddhist religion and the largest minority Hindu religion. The LTTE is believed to have a large number of Christians highly placed in the hierarchy including the deceased Prabhakaran, Anton Balasingham and others; a considerable portion of supporting Tamils and Diaspora are also Christian. It is no secret that the LTTE has been backed by the Church and is part of a neo-colonial conspiracy; mainstream international media has conveniently forgotten to present LTTE’s Christian leanings. Many members of the Christian clergy have acted as front men for LTTE and Fr. S.J. Emmanuel, former Vicar General of Jaffna, is a prime example; at present he lives in Germany helping LTTE’s Eelam cause.
(http://freetruth.50webs.org/D4g.htm)

A Sri Lankan Tamil Hindu social worker, affiliated to ‘Seva Lanka,’ a national social service institution, who is helping the poor and downtrodden in Vavuniya and Kilinochchi revealed that, Prabhakaran enforced burials to replace cremations, enforced Dravidian weddings to replace the Hindu marriage ceremony, introduced so called Dravidian names to replace Hindu names, and recommended beef eating.” He added, “He [Prabhakaran] was perhaps never in charge, as someone else shrewder was running the show and that individual or institution disappeared and Prabhakaran alone made mistake after mistake, leading to his eventual death”.


The social worker said the Bishop of Mannar, Rayappu Joseph, the Bishop of Jaffna, Thomas Savundranayagam, and the Bishop of Batticaloa, Kingsley Swampillai, exerted disproportionate influence on the LTTE and recalled that Prabhakaran named his son ‘Charles Anthony’ after his dead comrade, and Tamilchelvam (political commissar of the LTTE – original name Dinesh) named his son ‘Oliventhan,’ meaning prince of light (Jesus?) and his daughter ‘Alai Arasi,’ queen of the waves which is the name for Britannia, all Christian names in the garb of Tamil. The social worker painfully exclaimed, “Ironically most Tamils are Hindus!”


Meanwhile, Prof. P. Pushparatnam, Head of the Department of History, University of Jaffna, has found a 19th century Tamil-Christian epitaph on the tomb of one Ales Francis Cruz, died 1827. Prof. Pushparatnam read the text as “1827 (in Tamil numerals) Thai month 27th date (in Tamil numerals and symbols for month and date) Naakapad’nam Aariyar Ales Piraagnchis Kurus.”


It was a tomb of a Christian, Ales Francis Cruz, from Naakappadinam on the Coromandal coast of Tamil Nadu, who died on the 27th date of the Tamil month Thai (Jan-Feb) of the year 1827. The Professor referred to the 19th century dictionaries for the word “Aariyar” (Arya in Sanskrit) meaning “foreigner” or “a person of a foreign faith” and said, “the epitaph comes out with the title ‘Aariyar’ for the deceased probably to indicate his Christian faith, priesthood or to indicate that he was a Christian of foreign (European) origin even though coming from Naakappaddinam”.
(
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29624)

This is clear evidence of the Church’s ‘Aryan-Dravidian’ propaganda in Tamil Nadu and also of its larger agenda and long-term plan of forming a “Tamil Christian Nation” comprising Tamil Nadu and the North-East of Sri Lanka. No wonder, this news is given importance and published in pro-LTTE website “Tamilnet”.

Conclusion

A deeper study of Sri Lankan history shows that the Sinhala-Tamil divide was created by the Portuguese after they landed on the shores of Sri Lanka. In due course of time, they captured the island nation and converted a large number of people, more Tamils than Sinhalese, as Tamils were weak and humble, without strong leadership. They demolished hundreds of Hindu Temples and Buddhist Viharas. Sri Lankan historians believe that the Island would have become completely Christian had the Portuguese continued. The Dutch and the British continued the evil legacy of the Portuguese and the same has been followed till date by the Church. The LTTE leadership, the Diaspora leadership, and the so-called ‘Tamil’ organizations are all under the control of Christian organizations backed by the Church.

Those ‘Tamil’ organizations have done nothing for the welfare of either the Sri Lankan Tamils or the Diaspora, but served only as ‘fronts’ for the LTTE, helping it in fund-raising and arms purchasing. Ironically, the majority of Sri Lankan Tamils and Sri Lankan Diaspora is “Hindu.” While Tamil Hindus in Sri Lanka have been released and relieved from the LTTE and the Church, thanks to the determined efforts of the Rajapakse government, the ‘Hindu’ section of the Diaspora is still in the clutches of the LTTE and the Church. As the Church is aware of its limitations within the island nation, it is using its might to the full to revive the LTTE and keep the Eelam cause alive by egging on the Diaspora with the support of governments in various western countries.

Make no mistake; LTTE and Eelam are purely ‘Christian;’ nothing ‘Hindu’ or ‘Tamil’ about them. 

(Concluded)

 

Scare-Mongering By Francis Boyle and Washington’s Blog

Another blogger, more knowledgeable  about the Ebola virus, is confirming my suspicions:

Francis Boyle (a propagandist for the Tamil Tigers, new-found friends of Western intelligence) and Washington’s Blog are engaged in scare-mongering on this subject:

Jim White at the Empty Wheel.net:

“Boyle and Washington’s Blog are just wrong here, and it takes only seconds to prove them wrong.

Shortly after getting the email and reading the blog post, I sent out tweets to this summary and this original scientific report which describe work on DNA analysis of Ebola isolated from multiple patients during the current outbreak. That work conclusively shows that the virus in the current outbreak is intimately related to isolates from previous outbreaks with changes only on the order of the naturally occurring mutation rate known for the virus. Further, these random mutations are spread evenly throughout the short run of the virus’s genes and there are clearly no new bits spliced in by a laboratory. Since I wasn’t seeing a lot of traction from the Washington’sBlog post, I was going to let it just sit there.

I should have alerted last night when I heard my wife chuckling over the line “It is difficult to describe working with a horse infected with Ebola”, but I merely laughed along with her and didn’t ask where she read it.

This morning, while perusing the Washington Post, I saw that Joby Warrick has returned to his beat as the new Judy Miller. Along with the line about the Ebola-infected horse, Warrick’s return to beating the drums over bioweapons fear boasts a headline that could have been penned by WashingtonsBlog: “Ebola crisis rekindles concerns about secret research in Russian military labs“.

Warrick opens with a re-telling of a tragic accident in 1996 in a Soviet lab where a technician accidentally infected herself with Ebola. He uses that to fan flames around Soviet work in that era:

The fatal lab accident and a similar one in 2004 offer a rare glimpse into a 35-year history of Soviet and Russian interest in the Ebola virus. The research began amid intense secrecy with an ambitious effort to assess Ebola’s potential as a biological weapon, and it later included attempts to manipulate the virus’s genetic coding, U.S. officials and researchers say. Those efforts ultimately failed as Soviet scientists stumbled against natural barriers that make Ebola poorly suited for bio­warfare.

The bioweapons program officially ended in 1991, but Ebola research continued in Defense Ministry laboratories, where it remains largely invisible despite years of appeals by U.S. officials to allow greater transparency. Now, at a time when the world is grappling with an unprecedented Ebola crisis, the wall of secrecy surrounding the labs looms still larger, arms-control experts say, feeding conspiracy theories and raising suspicions.

/snip/

Enhancing the threat is the facilities’ collection of deadly germs, which presumably includes the strains Soviet scientists tried to manipulate to make them hardier, deadlier and more difficult to detect, said Smithson, now a senior fellow with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, a research institute based in Monterey, Calif.

“We have ample accounts from defectors that these are not just strains from nature, but strains that have been deliberately enhanced,” she said.

Only when we get three paragraphs from the end of the article do we get the most important bit of information to be gleaned from the Soviet work on Ebola:

Ultimately, the effort to concoct a more dangerous form of Ebola appears to have failed. Mutated strains died quickly, and Soviet researchers eventually reached a conclusion shared by many U.S. bio­defense experts today: Ebola is a poor candidate for either biological warfare or terrorism, compared with viruses such as smallpox, which is highly infectious, or the hardy, easily dispersible bacteria that causes anthrax.

Note also that, in order to make Ebola more scary, Warrick completely fails to mention the escape of weaponized anthrax from a Soviet facility in 1979, infecting 94 and killing 64, dwarfing the toll from the two Ebola accidents.

And lest we calm down about Ebola and the other bioweapons the Soviets worked on, Warrick leaves us this charming tidbit to end the article:

“One must assume that whatever genetically engineered bacterial and viral forms were created .?.?. remain stored in the culture collections of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense.”

Okay, so after we finish peeing our pants over the warnings from WashingtonsBlogPost, here are the clear scientific data showing that the virus actually circulating in West Africa fits perfectly within the genetics one would expect from a natural outbreak.”

 

Playing the genocide numbers game

The Sri Lankan Sunday Leader on the genocide numbers game:

In the case of Sri Lanka, “international standards” demand verifiable and testable evidence on the number of casualties. Before Ban goes to the Security Council he has to come up with a credible figure that can be accepted right across the board by the rational and reasonable elements in the international community.  But has he got any figures that would make him look like a truth-teller?

The available statistics range from 7,000 – the figure accepted by the UN – to (1) 20,000 of the London Times, (2) 30,000 by the French ambassador to the UN, Gerard Araud, who is also the current President of the Security Council  (3) 40,000, according to Gordon Weiss, who is inflating his own figure of 7,000 when he was UN spokesperson in Colombo, to promote his book now on sale, (4) 50,000 according to Prof. Francis A. Boyle, the leading Tamil propagandist in USA, and, last but not least (5) “tens of thousands” of the APE.
All these figures are given by the international community. If these figures represent “international standards” then the foreign experts adding these numbers must be airlifted to a primary class in Debarawewa to re-learn their basics in subtracting.

The confessions of a paid Internet shill

Conscious Life News:

We sat down at his desk and he began by asking me a few questions about myself and my background, including my political views (which were basically non-existent). Then he began to explain the job. “We work on influencing people’s opinions here,” is how he described it.

(LILA: PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA MANIPULATION)

The company’s clients paid them to post on Internet message boards and popular chartrooms, as well as in gaming forums and social networks like Facebook and MySpace. Who were these clients? “Oh, various people,” he said vaguely. “Sometimes private companies, sometimes political groups.”

(LILA: GOVERNMENTS AND CORPORATIONS INVOLVED)

Satisfied that my political views were not strong, he said I would be assigned to political work. ……..

After discussing pay (which was much better than I’d hoped) and a few other details, he then went over the need for absolute privacy and secrecy. “You can’t tell anyone what we do here. Not your wife, not your dog.” …….

(LILA: COVERT)

My task was simple: I would be assigned to four different websites, with the goal of entering certain discussions and promoting a certain view. I learned later that some of the personnel were assigned to internet message boards (like me), while others worked on Facebook or chatrooms. It seems these three types of media each have different strategy for shilling, and each shill concentrates on one of the three in particular.

(LILA: HIGHLY ORGANIZED)

My task? “To support Israel and counter anti-Israeli, anti-Semitic posters.” Fine with me. I had no opinions one way or another about Israel, and who likes anti-Semites and Nazis? Not me, anyway. ….

(LILA: PREDOMINANTLY ZIONIST, BUT I CONSIDER THIS PART MISLEADING, SINCE ANTI-ZIONIST NWO ELEMENTS ALSO PAY SHILLS)

“If a poster wrote something close to “X,” we were supposed to respond with something close to “Y.” “You have to mix it up a bit, though,” said my trainer. “Otherwise it gets too obvious. Learn to use a thesaurus.” This section also contained a number of hints for de-railing conversations that went too far away from what we were attempting. These strategies included various forms of personal attacks, complaining to the forum moderators, smearing the characters of our opponents, using images and icons effectively, and even dragging the tone of the conversation down with sexual innuendo, links to pornography, or other such things. “Sometimes we have to fight dirty,” or trainer told us. “Our opponents don’t hesitate to, so we can’t either”……

The site-specific info in the second binder included a brief history each site, including recent flame-wars, as well as info on what to avoid on each site so as not to get banned. It also had quite detailed info on the moderators and the most popular regged posters on each site: location (if known), personality type, topics of interest, background sketch, and even some notes on how to “push the psychological buttons” of different posters. ….

Each popular poster was classified as “hostile,” “friendly,” or “indifferent” to my goal. We were supposed to cultivate friendship with the friendly posters as well as the mods (basically, by brownnosing and sucking up), and there were even notes on strategies for dealing with specific hostile posters. The info was pretty detailed, but not perfect in every case. “If you can convert one of the hostile posters from the enemy side to our side, you get a nice bonus. But this doesn’t happen too often, sadly. So mostly you’ll be attacking them and trying to smear them.”

…..A lot of my job was de-railing and spamming threads that didn’t go our way, or making accusations of racism and anti-Semitism. Sometimes I had to simply lie and claim a poster said something or did something “in another thread” they really hadn’t said or done …”

 

Francis Boyle, Propagandist for Tamil Terrorists

More questions about the real agenda of leading human rights activist, Dr. Francis Boyle, recently in the news for hyping the Ebola “crisis” :

Boyle promotes the recently revived  Tamil Tigers terrorist group (LTTE) and  its propaganda.

(More here on the distortions involved in Tamil claims of genocide).

The Tigers have the support of the deeply corrupt Tamil political family of the Marans (from which former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and arch-Tamil chauvinist Karunanidhi comes).

The idea behind promoting Tamil chauvinism is to create a transnational Tamil  nation spread across Asia, funded and covertly led by the West, but fronted by the Tigers.

(Haindava Keralam has a well-researched article demonstrating that the “Hindu” affiliation of the original Tiger leaders was a post-mortem creation of the media and that the movement itself is largely the work of the Tamil diaspora in the Anglophone nations, Tamil Christian converts,  and their backers among the churches and other Western groups).

This future Tamil Nation allegedly inspired by the medieval Saivite Chola kingdom and actually backed by the strong presence of the West in Singapore, Malaysia and other more developed areas of South Asia.

It will be nuclear- equipped (thanks to Indian nuclear facilities in Tamil Nadu) and counter-posed against the northern Hindu government of the BJP, also nuclear-equipped and also in the thrall of Western money and leadership (Subramanian Swamy is said to be a Mossad operative).

Thus, once again, using local groups as front men (compare with the MEK or with ISIS), the Western powers operate to divide and conquer the rest of the world.

Boyle’s activism, you will notice, extends only to the trigger-men and the front-men of the New World Order, not to the puppet-masters behind.

As Zahir Ebrahim asks, why does Iran (or anyone else) need an American lawyer to pursue their claims in the international courts?

“Dr. Boyle’s egregious omissions are far more significant than his bold truth-telling of what’s already grotesquely apparent, and his conscionable legal advocacy for their redressal. On the surface, his legal advocacy appears fantastic and principled. But as my examination in the above letters and article demonstrate, Dr. Boyle also evidently likes to pursue the lowest order bits while ignoring the higher order ones. He pursues the effects and ignores the cause. He gets the causality wrong every time. What sort of trial attorney does that? The sort examined in my article of April 09, 2009:

“Who is more guilty of monumental war crimes – the prime-movers or trigger pullers?”

Then, there is the much-publicized attempt by FBI agents to try to get Dr. Boyle to release information about his US citizen Muslim clients.

Boyle didn’t report or pursue this clear violation of the constitutional rights of his clients, but was impressively covered in the alternative media.

A Sri Lankan paper describes the US network behind the LTTE:

LTTE Revives Its US Network:

The LTTE’s US network crippled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 2006 is being reorganized by both remnant and emerging leaders. The most prominent among them is V. Rudrakumaran, the son of a former Mayor of Jaffna. Today, Rudrakumaran runs the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), one of the four factions of the LTTE. Until recently the TGTE had limited success in the US but now with external resources, Rudrakumaran is reorganizing its activities both within and outside the US. The TGTE has also started to openly display the photograph of Prabhakaran and the Tiger flag.

Using New York and New Jersey as its main platforms, the TGTE is not only reviving the LTTE in the US, but also in Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Although the TGTE is constrained from operating openly in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, it has built and is attempting to build cells in Tamil Nadu, Mauritius, South Africa and a few other countries where it has cultivated supporters and sympathizers.

 Although the LTTE had no respect for human rights and massacred Sinhalese and Muslims, it is ironic that the main platform upon which the TGTE lobbies US Senators, Congressmen and officials is ‘human rights’. The TGTE is planning a series of ‘human rights’ meetings in the US and overseas to network with human rights bodies.

After the LTTE in Sri Lanka was militarily defeated and its leadership eliminated in May 2009, the TGTE was created by the then newly appointed LTTE leader Selvarasa Pathmanathan alias KP and the LTTE legal advisor at the time Rudrakumaran. KP was the chief of procurement of the LTTE responsible for buying and transporting weapons illegally for the LTTE.  Working with KP until the latter’s arrest and deportation to Sri Lanka on August 5, 2009, Rudrakumaran relied on the LTTE network and its overseas associates to create a committee for the formation of the Provisional Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (PTGTE).

 Meanwhile Rudrakumaran appointed an Advisory Committee of LTTE supporters and sympathizers namely Francis Boyle (USA), Joseph Chandrakanthan (Canada),  Nagalingam Jeyalingam (USA),  Jeyaprakash Jeyalingam (USA), Karen Parker (USA), Palaniappan Ramasamy (Malaysia), Peter Schalk (Sweden), Sivanendran Seevanayagam (Australia), Nadarajah Sriskandarajah (Sweden), Muttucumaraswamy Sornarajah (UK) and Amuthu Louis Vasanthakumar (UK). Although many of them are no longer with the LTTE, a few continue to support the revival of the Tigers.”

Gary North: Welfarism, entitlement, and power

Gary North has a piercing analysis of welfare-statism, where your problem  is everyone’s problem but yours:

[I don't agree with North's linking of the bureaucrats of the welfare state and the anxious mother. A kinship tie is surely driven by emotions and thoughts that are different from those driving a bureaucrat.  There may be a drive for power in both cases, but they are different kinds of powers, with different justifications and different levels of culpability. But, nonetheless, it's a thought provoking piece.]

The welfare state mentality is close to universal today. Half of Americans are on the dole to one degree or another.

The outlook of this society is one of entitlements:

I was reminded of this recently when I received the following email.

“I was doing a search for my daughter of online accredited colleges and came across your video when trying to look up reviews on Ashworth University. She’s not a social kid and she’s been doing Fisher online college for early childhood and she just informed me that she wants to switch her major to Psychology. She works as a FT nanny, 19, and lives on her own. We have qualified for some financial aid but she says she doesn’t like the curriculum of Fishers. She has looked at Phoenix online and likes them but it’s very expensive, and now she just sprung on me Ashworth Univerisity. She’s a very naive girl and she’s stressing me out. I was excited when you said go to my website for my free report to download and when going there, I saw that you want a fee for it. I can’t afford this. I am a single mother trying to get my daughter to keep at it and pursue college and get a degree. Is this the only way to get your valuable information? I live in Massachusetts and my daughter has social anxieties so she prefers online college only. If you can help me in any way I would value that.”

Let me break this down, point by point.

First, Fisher College online charges $325 per semester credit hour. (Note: Fisher College charges over $43,000 a year to parents of its on-campus students. This is about $1,430 per semester credit hour. So, $325 per semester credit hour is a real bargain — one which parents of the on-campus students would be wise to take advantage of. If they don’t, they are dumber than dirt, which in fact most parents are when it comes to the trifecta of after-tax economic loss: “room, board, and tuition.” The really smart ones would pull their kids out, have them use AP exams and CLEP exams to quiz out of college courses, and get the price per semester unit down to about $35 for the first two years. To find out how to do this, click here.)

Who has been paying for this so far? Let me guess: Momma.

Second, her daughter now wants to major in psychology. Of 171 majors, Time magazine rates this as the lowest-paying of all.

Third, her daughter is a legal adult. She is 19 years old. She is still trying to con her mother by means of the usual guilt manipulation techniques into ponying up money to send her to college. She got some financial aid — in fact, a discount with a nice name — but she is not happy with the curriculum. She is a beggar, but she is a very careful chooser.

Fourth, Momma says that the daughter is a naïve girl, and she is stressing her mother out. On the contrary, the daughter is not naïve. The daughter has her mother’s number. The daughter has obviously had her mother’s number for a long, long time. Momma is naïve, not the daughter.

Fifth, Momma, being stressed out, wants to find a low-cost solution to her problem. She found my video, which has been online since 2006, on seven ways to beat the collegiate system. Anyone can watch that video and begin the first steps. You do not have to buy anything to begin. At the time, being somewhat naïve, I gave away a free report, about 60 pages long, on the details of various ways to beat the collegiate system. But then I figured out, from the fact that nobody ever thanked me for the free report, that nobody was taking advantage of it. So, I finally decided I would switch to a paid report. But I gave it away for a long time.

Sixth, Momma says she cannot afford to buy a report that will let her save $100, minimum, for every dollar that the report costs. Also, it comes with a money-back guarantee. In other words, it comes with no risk to the buyer. But Momma, who has access to high-speed Internet, pleads with me that she just cannot afford $97 to send her daughter to college.

Seventh, she says she is a single mother. This is not my problem. I did not get her pregnant. Trust me. I didn’t. Maybe she never got married. Or maybe she married the wrong man, and he did not provide enough child support to enable her to save up enough money to send her daughter to college. This also is not my problem. Maybe she dumped him, or maybe he dumped her. In either case, this is not my problem. But Momma thinks I owe her free advice and a free report. Yet the information I supplied in my video is enough to save her or her daughter thousands of dollars.

This is not good enough for her. She is picky, picky, picky.

Why didn’t she send the link to my video to her daughter? Why is she still making her daughter’s decisions for her? Because she wants to retain control. She is exactly like the politicians, who fund the welfare state with taxpayers’ money, and the tenured bureaucrats who administer it.

The welfare state is not about charity. It is about power.”

Rabbis Believe Messiah Must Rebuild Temple

“Into a world prepared to receive him, the Messiah will then be born. He will be a mortal human being, born normally of human parents.…Now, imagine a charismatic leader greater than any other in man’s history.

Imagine a political genius surpassing all others. With the vast communication networks now at our disposal, he could spread his message to the entire world and change the very fabric of our society….One possible scenario could involve the Middle East situation. This is a problem that involves all the world powers. Now imagine a Jew, a Tzadik, solving this thorny problem….such a demonstration of statesmanship and political genius would place him in a position of world leadership.

The major powers would listen to such an individual….Thus, the Rambam (Maimonides) writes, ‘If he is further successful in rebuilding the Temple on its original site and gathering the dispersed of Israel, then his identity as the Messiah is a certainty’….these accomplishments are a minimum for our acceptance of an individual as the Messiah.”

– Rabbi Kaplan, The Real Messiah, 1976,

Modi: Questionable Ties To Spy Corporations

I’ve been looking for a while now for evidence that Modi will make good on promises to his heartland base.

I noted some positive things like his campaign for better public sanitation and his clarity on Indian PIO visas.

Unfortunately, all of that must take a back seat to recent events that show exactly where and how Modi has sold out.

The recent visit of Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Face-book highlights the importance that social media platforms, long regarded as tools of intelligence, are going to have in Modi’s India :-

Facebook will be in every village and Twitter is to be harnessed for “anti-terrorism” campaigns.

Zuckerberg had also met Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Zuckerberg is the third high profile CEO of a US-based firm, after Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, to visit India in last few days. On Thursday, while addressing media persons, Zuckerberg had said he wanted to discuss the role Facebook can play in connecting villages and understand Modi’s Digital India vision.”

Mark Ame has written a revealing piece on the Indian investments of  Pierre Omidyar (libertarian activist/lawyer Glenn Greenwald’s backer. Greenwald, remember, is Edward Snowden’s handler).

I don’t agree with everything Ames has written, least of all his facile characterizations of  Hindu nationalists as “extremists” and “supremacists,” but the connections he’s dug up are very important and insightful.

They explain a lot about the success of  Modi’s  campaign to be PM.

Omidyar Network, as Pando readers know, is the philanthropy arm of eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar. Since 2009, Omidyar Network has made more investments in India than in any other country in its portfolio. These investments were largely thanks to Jayant Sinha, a former McKinsey partner and Harvard MBA, who was hired in October 2009 to establish and run Omidyar Network India Advisors.

During Sinha’s tenure, Omidyar Network steered a large portion of its investments into India, so that by 2013, India investments made up 18% of Omidyar Network’s committed funds of well over $600 million, and 36% of the total number of companies in its portfolio.

In February of this year, Sinha stepped down from Omidyar Network in order to advise Modi’s election campaign, and to run for a BJP parliamentary seat of his own. Sinha’s father, Yashwant Sinha, served as finance minister in the last BJP government from 1998 (when his government set off the nukes) through 2002. This year, Sinha’s father gave up his seat in parliament to allow Jayant Sinha to take his place…………………..

Shortly after Sinha left Omidyar Network to help Modi win, Modi gave a speech calling for opening India’s e-commerce market to foreign companies such as Ebay, whose largest shareholder is Pierre Omidyar. The message was clear: Modi is the candidate of hi-tech India, violent ultranationalism notwithstanding.

At the same time, Sinha helped organize a summit meeting between Modi and major global investors like JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Nomura bank…..

Another NGO that Omidyar invested in, the Institute for Policy Research Studies (IPRS), was accused of illegally trying to lobby India’s parliamentarians to vote for opening up India’s e-commerce market in late 2012. The IPRS nonprofit ran a program in which their staffers provided India MP staffers with “nonpartisan” research. In 2012, India’s intelligence bureau accused the IPRS of “compromising national security” and described it as “shrouded in mystery.”

Omidyar Network had pledged $1 million to the IPRS, and the Ford Foundation pledged half a million more — but the Indian government rejected the IPRS’s application to register as a foreign-funded NGO, deeming it a threat to India’s parliamentary integrity, and its national security. Google’s corporate philanthropic arm, Google.org, had previously given $880,000 to the same NGO program, under Sheryl Sandberg’s watch. The co-founder of this controversial never-registered NGO, CV Mudhakar, is now, you might not be shocked to learn, Omidyar Network India’s director of investments in “government transparency.”

The previous, center-left Indian government not only nixed the Omidyar-Ford Foundation NGO-slash-e-retailer-lobby front, it also announced last year that it did not plan to allow e-commerce firms like eBay open access into its markets. … The answer to that business problem, of course, was changing India’s government — even if that meant installing a brutal figure like Narendra Modi, who spent nearly a decade on the US State Department’s visa ban list for his role in the violent persecution of minority Muslims and Christians.

That’s terrible and all from a human rights perspective, but when you consider the interests of eBay’s shareholders — like its number one shareholder, Pierre Omidyar — India presents not so much a problem as an opportunity. The majority of eBay’s revenues come from its overseas operations, and eBay has made no secret that it sees its future growth coming from India and the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China).”

 

Unfortunately, Ames, being a partisan leftist, cannot speak truthfully when it comes to the church’s proven ties to  Maoists and Naxals, as well as the red terror of Naxalite violence:

The India Foundation also argued tndhat Christian missionaries allied with “Maoists” to forcibly convert Hindus to Christianity — a typical BJP slur that has incited countless Hindu lynch mob attacks on India’s Christians…”

While there has been violence against Christians, it’s been – so far as I’ve looked into it -  in the context of largely unreported violence against Hindus and attacks on Hindu temples.

When out of control mobs attack, innocents die, but the idea that violence is all one-sided and caused by Hindu fundamentalism as such  is as bogus as the notion that Christian extremism caused the Communist revolution in Russia.

These “peaceful Naxals” killed over 10,000 people between 2005 and 2010, according to this report.

Thus, every part of the Western media, every part of the ideological spectrum, is filled with half-truths, spin, exaggeration, and lies, never retracted, never qualified…

 

 

 

Greenwald: Torture porn promoter

An insightful piece at reclusive leftist on one of the most prominent  activists against torture….when it’s done by the government   – “libertarian” Glenn Greenwald.

Greenwald has been unmasked as a corporate/intelligence shill and Iraq war-promoter by his own leftist ex-fans.

 

Update: I have been asked to preface this post with a warning that readers may find it disturbing.)

When I posted a link to Glenn Greenwald’s column the other day, I was unaware of his history as an advocate for torturers. Greenwald has vigorously championed torturers’ rights, has explicitly privileged their version of events over that of their victims, and has asserted — in agreement with the torturers — that “no real pain was inflicted” on the victims.

Of course these aren’t the torturers at Gitmo or Abu Ghraib. It’s the film company of “Max Hardcore,” an extreme pornographer who grossly abused women while filming the proceedings for the entertainment of other men. Hardcore claims his victims were thrilled to be tortured, and Greenwald accepts this point of view unquestioningly.

Amazing what a difference gender makes, huh?

And if you’re thinking that it’s not a question of gender, that the real difference is between prisoners of war and allegedly volunteer performers, think again. I’ll help you:

Imagine that instead of Max Hardcore, we have a U.S. Army dude stationed in Iraq with a sideline in homemade porn. Imagine that this homemade porn is of a very special kind, involving Iraqi boys and young men off the streets, the ones who are scavenging in garbage dumps and living hand-to-mouth. Our imaginary Army pornographer offers these guys $20 each to be in a porn video. Many of them say yes — after all, $20 is a fortune for a street kid.

Each porn video consists of heavy-duty homosexual sadism and racism. The young Iraqi victim in each film is violently penetrated, choked, beaten, urinated on, masturbated on, fed his own feces, and forced to crawl on the floor while saying things like, “I’m a filthy sand n*****” and “Mohammed is a pig-f*****.” The Army pornographer screams racist epithets at the young victim throughout — that is, when he’s not too busy raping and kicking and pissing and force-feeding shit down the Iraqi’s throat. By the end of each video, the Iraqi victim is shrieking in pain and sobbing uncontrollably. When the camera finally shuts off, he collects his $20 and gets the hell out — shocked, shattered, humiliated to his core.

So think about that. Think about this imaginary series of homemade porn from Iraq, and imagine that it’s widely popular — on Army bases, stateside, anywhere white men enjoy fantasizing about torturing exploited Iraqis. How do you think people like Glenn Greenwald would react? Do you think Glenn would be talking loftily about the Army pornographer’s First Amendment rights? Do you think he would say that the videos are simply entertainment? That no harm is being done, to anyone? Would he insist that the central fact of the matter is that the Iraqis are exercising perfect free will? And that by honoring their desire to be humiliated and tortured for $20, he’s respecting them as people?

Of course not. If porn like that existed, there would be an uproar. C*****! People would throw up after 10 seconds of one video. What kind of sick shit is this? The racism! The hatred! The sheer breathtaking cruelty! And the whole surrounding exploitation — god! Paying these garbage dump kids all of $20 to be tortured! It’s too sick to believe. And what kind of insane people get off on this shit anyway? What’s wrong with them? Is our society really that vicious? Liberals all over the blogosphere would be writing long posts about the black heart of American fascism. And people like Glenn Greenwald would be saying that if this shit isn’t illegal somehow, then by god, we need to find a way to make it so.

That’s if the victims were men.

In the real world, of course, there is porn just like that: it’s what Max Hardcore specialized in. But his victims were female, you see. And that makes it okay. You can do anything to a woman — anything at all — and as long as some dude gets an orgasm out of it, it’s okay.

(And I cannot resist noting the extent to which the orgasm, in our current bizarro era of human-rights-as-defined-by-Larry-Flynt, has assumed preternatural importance as a kind of all-purpose salvific justification.

If you’re a guy who likes seeing women get beaten up and raped and mauled, but you don’t get any kind of sexual charge out of it, you’re a creep who hates women. But if it gives you an orgasm, then by god, it’s a healthy and beautiful thing. And anybody who says otherwise is a prude.)”

More here on the so-called “left-libertarian” alliance and what it really fronts for.

Humanitarianism: A Front For Imperialism

World Socialist Web , writing from a Marxist perspective that I don’t share,  reports that Medecins Sans Frontieres  (MSF) and other humanitarian INGOs (International Non-Governmental Organizations)  are increasingly dominated by the imperial concerns of the Western powers, a conclusion that I support:

The military mobilization around Typhoon Haiyan and the role of the MSF in Syria are just the most recent examples of the growing nexus between imperialism and INGOs.

The 2011 book, Humanitarianism Contested, Where Angels Fear to Tread authored by two leading American political scientists, Michael Barnett and Thomas G. Weiss—while written long before these specific events, is a timely read for its exposure of the trend.

The book gives an insider’s view of the business of humanitarian aid—now a veritable industry, estimated at a whopping $18 billion a year, with a staff numbering over 300,000. As one might expect, the book is in no way a critique of capitalism. The authors hold out the hope for a reform of humanitarianism, believing that it is the most significant existing effort to address poverty and the effects of war. Despite this outlook, the book brings to light the basic trajectory of the humanitarian industry: the massive growth of state-funded INGOs and their operational integration with imperialist governments.

The use of the emotional appeals to humanitarianism by the imperialist powers is not new. The Marxist movement has long sought to expose the class interests behind the crocodile tears of the ruling elite as it embarks on new rounds of conquest and plunder in the name of humanitarianism.

While treating diseases, supplying food or making micro loans, a broad range of state-funded organizations—there are 37,000 separate INGOs—are working in every area of concern to world imperialism. Many, like MSF, have become involved in CIA and military operations and serve as informants for the imperialist powers. [4]“

MSF is Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), the French medical aid organization founded by French neo-conservative Bernard Kouchner.

As  I blogged a few days ago, MSF was the outfit hyping the Ebola virus from the start and calling for a world-wide coordinated campaign against it.

Interestingly, several MSF workers have been killed and other attacked by Africa villagers, who, for whatever reason,  believe that the presence of the team is leading to deaths among the native people.

This might not simply be the result of superstition and ignorance.

Delaware State University professor Cyril Broderick wrote an article in a large Liberian newspaper, The Liberian Observer, claiming that Ebola was manufactures by US weapons research.  Doubtless, such stories have influenced ordinary people in Africa.

But what is interesting to me is that the piece has been prominently cited by the Washington Post, which isn’t usually how “conspiracy theories” are treated.

They are usually given silent treatment.

Another point.

I mentioned earlier that Francis Boyle, the prominent human-rights activist, has been repeating the same accusation as Broderick in one of the leading alternative outlets, Russia Today.

What really lies behind such pronouncements is anyone’s guess, but it would be safe to conclude that there are many, many political and financial interests at work in this story.

When the Western major media is involved, caveat lector is always the best counsel.

 

 

“Wailing Wall” is actually Roman fort

For hundreds of years it’s been received opinion in the West that the “Wailing Wall” where Rabbis come to pray with the swaying characteristic of traditional “davening” is indeed the site of the ancient temple of the Israelite kingdom.

Thus Aish.com:

“The Western Wall is a surviving remnant of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE.”

A central tenet of the Zionist ideology is that the Muslim place  of worship that currently stands there, the Al Aqsa mosque,  must be removed so that the future third temple can be rebuilt and the priestly sacrifices of ancient Israel restored.

It is an extraordinarily powerful belief, to which millions of Christian Zionists also subscribe.

In the end-times theology of many of these Christians, it is not until the temple is rebuilt that Christ can come again.

It is within the temple that Anti-Christ, according to these theologies, will enthrone himself, before demanding that the world submit to him.

But, the strange thing is the “Wailing Wall” is neither a remnant of the destroyed Jewish temple, nor its site.

It is, instead, the remnant of a Roman fort, Fort Antonia, where Roman troops were garrisoned to subdue the rebellions of the Jews.

There is absolute proof that the present site of the Jewish “Wailing Wall” in Jerusalem is NOT any part of the Temple that existed in the time of Herod and Jesus. In fact, that particular location that the Jewish authorities have accepted represents the Western Wall of an early Roman fortress (finally built and enlarged by Herod the Great). King Herod called it Fort Antonia, after the famous Mark Anthony who lived at the end of the first century before Christ.”

and this:

But in the time of Benjamin of Tudela (1169 C.E.), some Jews decided to reposition the Temple from that southeastern section of Jerusalem up to the Dome of the Rock. They also invented a new “second” Western Wall as a part of the supposed Holy of Holies by identifying it with that ruined balustrade at the western entrance to the Dome of the Rock. During this time (in 1169 C.E. and for the next 380 years), the Jewish people paid NO ATTENTION whatever to the “Western Wall” of the Haram esh-Sharif which is now called their “Wailing Wall.” Until the 16th century of our era, that western area produced NO INTEREST in the minds of the Jewish authorities or laity. Indeed, from the Crusades until the rise of the Ottoman Empire in 1517 C.E., the Jews customarily assembled in the very opposite direction — at the EASTERN side of the Haram on the Mount of Olives (or, at the EASTERN wall itself at what they called the Gate of Mercy if the Muslim authorities would allow them to get that close).”

As the author, Dr. Ernest L. Martin, goes on to show, the adoption of the current Wailing Wall as the site of the future third temple was an early modern development stemming from the mistaken belief of Rabbi Isaac Luria.

Luria’s  Kabbala mysticism was to soon become the most influential theme in Judaism over the next few centuries.

It was out of Lurianic Kabbala that the heretical teachings of  Sabbatai Zevi arose in the 17th century.

Zevi is the self-styled Jewish Messiah whose descendants and followers include the Rothschilds.

So, the first point is that the Wailing Wall has nothing to do with the  earlier Jewish temples.

The second point is a theological one.

The belief in a “remnant” of the temple subverts Jesus’ own prophetic words in the Gospel, fulfilled completely within a generation of his death.

And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said

As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”

- Luke 21: 5-6, King James Version. See also Matthew 24: 1-2, KJV.

Jesus also wept over the city of Jerusalem and predicted her destruction at the same time.

In 70 AD, some thirty years after the crucifixion, both prophecies were fulfilled when the Roman army under Titus sacked and  utterly destroyed the city in one of the greatest blood-baths of the ancient world.

The Christians in the city, being warned by Jesus’ prophecy, did in fact flee and save their lives.

Not so the others. The Jewish historian Josephus Flavius provides an eye-witness account:

Then, when the flames suddenly shot up from the interior, Caesar and his generals withdrew, and no one was left to prevent those outside from kindling the blaze. Thus, in defiance of Caesar’s wishes, the Temple was set on fire.

While the Temple was ablaze, the attackers plundered it, and countless people who were caught by them were slaughtered. There was no pity for age and no regard was accorded rank; children and old men, laymen and priests, alike were butchered; every class was pursued and crushed in the grip of war, whether they cried out for mercy or offered resistance.

Through the roar of the flames streaming far and wide, the groans of the falling victims were heard; such was the height of the hill and the magnitude of the blazing pile that the entire city seemed to be ablaze; and the noise – nothing more deafening and frightening could be imagined.”

Even more terrifying is this account of portents before the destruction, also by Josephus:

“A supernatural apparition was seen, too amazing to be believed. What I am now to relate would, I imagine, be dismissed as imaginary, had this not been vouched for by eyewitnesses, then followed by subsequent disasters that deserved to be thus signalized. For before sunset chariots were seen in the air over the whole country, and armed battalions speeding through the clouds and encircling the cities.”  (rendered in Chilton)

The Roman historian Tacitus adds his own testimony to the paranormal phenomena:

In the sky appeared a vision of armies in conflict, of glittering armour. A sudden lightning flash from the clouds lit up the Temple. The doors of the holy place abruptly opened, a superhuman voice was heard to declare that the gods were leaving it, and in the same instant came the rushing tumult of their departure.”

In the following century, several attempts were made to rebuild the temple, with no success.

The most famous was that by Emperor Julian, called the Apostate for his adoption of paganism and his virulent hatred for Christianity. Attempting to curry favor with the Jews in his campaign against the Christians, he determined to rebuild the temple at Jerusalem.

What happened then is treated as credulous embellishment by secular historians or, at best, a strange coincidence.

Contemporary testimony, however, is unambiguous:

“But though this Alypius pushed the work on with vigor, aided by the governor of the province, terrible balls of fire kept bursting forth near the foundations of the Temple and made the place inaccessible to the workmen, some of whom were burned to death; and since in this way the element persistently repelled them, the enterprise halted.”

The “embellishments” dismissed by secular historians were the multiple accounts of the appearance of images of the cross, both in the sky and on the clothes of  the builders and the spectators.

One wonders if Rabbi Luria, with his subtle powers, knew exactly what he was doing when he made his “mistake” and picked a place removed from the real site of the unfortunate temple of Herod.

Truth In History: Torture Of Germans After WW2

Theresienstadt: Living Corpses

In March 1979 the President of Austria placed a wreath in Theresienstadt in memory of the dead Jews. Did he also spare a thought for the Germans and Austrians who had been tortured to death there?

Very few survived the Theresienstadt camp of post-war days. Physician Dr. Emil Siegel reports: “Gassing failed to work for technical reasons, and so what remained for us was a slow torture-to-the-death. In the first weeks no-one was granted the mercy of a quick death. Already at the admission we were told that we would be slowly tortured to death. ‘No-one who comes here will get out alive.’ And that’s how it was. It was not until the Russians intervened that things got better.”

This physician is one of the few who survived that death camp. We shall not repeat all his descriptions of the gruesome torture here. But the following account of Dr. Siegel’s is representative for Theresienstadt.

When typhus broke out in the camp, he was sent to serve as doctor in the ‘sick cells’: “The ill were crowded so closely together that they could not lie on their backs, only on their sides. Among them were many who came from the last battles and who had only just been amputated; most of them were leg ie. upper-thigh amputees, some were also missing an arm. Almost all of them were young fellows aged 16 to 18 – allegedly SS-men. They lay on the bare concrete floor squeezed together like sardines, bumping into each other with their amputated stumps. The bandages were wholly soaked with pus, stank horribly and crawled with fly maggots. On some, the bandages had fallen off and the bare, pus-covered wound or bone stump showed. They begged to be bandaged, and I will never in my life forget their faces, lined with dreadful pain and endless despair, as they lay there squashed together on the floor and constantly bumped into each other’s wounds. These poor souls were the biggest joy of camp commandant Prusa and his accomplices, who reveled in their agony.

“In my role as doctor I was forbidden either to apply a bandage or to speak so much as one word to these young fellows. While checking their wounds I was restrained by the arm, and I was told that if I said even a single word to the amputees I would join them there on the floor. The martyrdom of these poor souls lasted several weeks. I saw them one more time – as dead bodies, showing evidence of having been beaten, especially on their amputated stumps. I don’t know whether they were beaten to death, or strangled ‘Theresienstadt-style’.

“Everyone in the typhus camp suffered from raging fever. In their stupor they would be forever leaving their pallet, they did not react to being spoken to, and in a very short time the entire room and the lavatory were smeared all over with diarrhea, as were the straw sacks that constituted the pallets, and the patients themselves as well. Added to this were the hordes of fleas and flies that came over from the mortuary opposite, where many corpses were often left lying around naked for days. There was no end to the bedbugs. Since there was nothing to drink the patients would totter out to the water toilets where they drank the water out of the toilet bowls.

“The commandant’s daughter, Sonja Prusova, was a sadist. I was told that she had personally helped to beat 28 people to death. She tore women’s hair out, beat them in the face or belly with her fists or feet, and flogged them; women who had suffered at her hands told me this themselves. I always knew, when I saw her running to Yard 4 with glowing eyes and greedy mouth, that now there were more people being tortured, and that blood would flow again.”

.”Murder Factory” Theresienstadt
nurse who later died told Dr. Emil Siegel in the camp: “During the registration process I was beaten to the point where they knocked out one of my teeth. The wife of an SS-man was beaten together with me. I was taken away, and the SS wife was shoved rear-down onto an SS dagger. I heard her scream dreadfully as the sharp knife cut into her intestines.

“In my cell I had to strip naked in front of everyone, and was beaten again. Since I was covered all over with blood, I was given some water to wash up. Naked as I was, I had to stand on a flag all night long. The next day we were given prison clothing.

Every day for four weeks I received 25 blows with a truncheon, cane, strap or whatever else the guard happened to get his hands on. He was a very young fellow, and he constantly tried to rape me; but because I desperately fought him off, I would always end up being flogged by him instead, until I collapsed unconscious. After these four horrible weeks I was put into a group of SS men (I was the only woman among them) and put to corpse-carrying duty. They were the bodies of typhus victims.

“I was beaten during this work, and also had to watch how SS-men were beaten until they died. Whenever I passed out from the stench of the dead bodies, a bucket of water would be poured over me, and I had to dig on. In this way I repeatedly fell into one of the mass graves, onto the bodies. On one of my feet I had a wound that became badly inflamed. They gave me a shoe, and I had to dig on. With bare hands and no protection whatsoever we had to dig these bodies out and place each into a coffin. It is beyond me how the body toxins didn’t kill us.”

Eduard Fritsch reports about Theresienstadt: “One day, I and some others were ordered to clean up the single-cells where the bodies of those lay who had been beaten to death. Clotted blood was layered several centimeters deep on the floor; cut-off ears, knocked-out teeth, chunks of skin, hair, dentures and the like lay everywhere. The stench of the blood etc. soon made it impossible for us to continue washing the cells and hallways. After two or three days many of us developed terrible swellings on our back, neck, head and arms. I was ordered to report to the sick-ward, where I saw something terrifying: patients were stripped to the skin and laid on a stretcher and the doctor then injected them with a fast-acting poison. These people died within one minute.”

Hagee: God Will Severely Punish Israel’s Foes

Pastor John Hagee, yet another anti-Christian Zionist Christian, has a message, apparently straight from the mouth of the Rothschild-affiliated deity:

God is going to get you. And the moon tells him so.

That’s in Hagee’s book, “Four Blood Moons,” written with Mark Biltz, who is the founder of El-Shaddai ministries, part of the Hebrew Roots Movement, a section of which attempts to take St. Paul out of Christianity and delete his anti-racial interpretation of the Gospel.

In other words,  Hebrew Roots (although not its entirety) wants to Judaize Christianity….I mean, even further…

It wants to make what Jesus himself dismissed as “the traditions of the elders”  ( also called Halakha or the laws of  the Rabbis) outweigh his plain words in the Gospel, as well as the unadorned teaching of the Torah, which is marginal to Rabbinical Judaism.

The blood-moon theories of Hagee and Biltz are debunked by this site.

CBN:

“In his latest book, Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change, Hagee lays out what he calls celestial signals. He describes how a series of blood moons in 2014 and 2015 will have great significance for Israel.

Although single blood moons happen fairly regularly, four appearing so closely together is extremely rare. There have only been a series of blood moons a handful of times over the past 500 years.

So what exactly is a blood moon and what is the biblical significance?

“A blood moon is when the Earth comes between the sun and the moon,” Hagee explained. “And the sun is shining through the atmosphere of the Earth and casts up on the moon a red shadow. And so the moon appears to be red.”

Such moons appear several times in scripture.

In the book of Joel, God says there will be “wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire…the sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.”

In Acts, the Apostle Peter repeats that verse from Joel. And the book of Revelation says that during the Great Tribulation, “the moon will become like blood.”

Blood moons are set to appear in April 2014, on Passover, and then again in October 2014 during the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot.

The timing is the same for 2015 — a total of four blood moons, all appearing on Jewish feast days.

“The sun and the moon and the Earth are controlled by God almighty,” Hagee said. “He is the one that is getting them in a direct alignment on a certain day at a certain time — but each time, it’s a Passover or Sukkot……

…The blood moons of 2014 and 2015 are poised to appear as Iran works toward nuclear weapons and Israel’s neighbors, Egypt and Syria, are in chaos.

“The only reason that Iran will not acquire a nuclear bomb will be that Israel chooses a military solution to that crisis,” Hagee told CBN News.

“I believe that if that happens, it will start a series of events that will change the course of world history,” he said. “If Israel does not, then it will still change the course of world history.”

Hagee has been warning of the Iranian nuclear threat through his work with Christians United for Israel, which he founded in 2006. It is now the largest pro-Israel organization in America, with some 1.3 million members…..
“When all is said and done, the flag of Israel will be flying over the walls of the city of Jerusalem when Messiah comes, and it’s going to be forever,” he said. “And every nation that rises up in judgment against Israel God will punish and punish severely.”

Fatu Kekula: True Survivalist

From the LA Times:

“Fatu had been away at a relative’s home in Grand Bassa County when her father, a 52-year-old administrator at a local clinic, got sick July 29. About a week earlier, he had been diagnosed with typhoid and given a bed that had just been vacated by an Ebola patient in the clinic where he worked.

His wife, Victoria, sent her four youngest foster children away and did her best to care for him, but when he weakened dramatically, with vomiting and diarrhea, she called Fatu home Aug. 3.

Fatu and her sister, Vivienne, took Moses by taxi, 90 minutes on punishing roads, to Monrovia, but no Ebola treatment unit could take him. On the ride back, Fatu made her plan.

“Since I know small, small medicine, I said, ‘God, with my faith I’m going to get my father home, and he’ll survive.’”

She set up a makeshift isolation room in a spare unfinished room outside the house. She bought raincoats, rain boots, chlorine and other supplies. Then she went to work.
I never felt tired. I was fighting for my family and their lives. – Liberian nursing student Fatu Kekula

When she entered her father’s treatment room she put on socks, plastic bags donned like waders, rain boots, four sets of gloves, a coat, a mask and a plastic bag over her hair. He wouldn’t eat. Carefully, she put in an intravenous drip. She poured rehydration liquids down his throat, drop by drop.

She gave him blood pressure medicine, antibiotics, analgesics for his fever and splitting headache. She even gave him an antiretroviral medicine normally used to save the lives of AIDS patients.

“He was restless. I did his blood pressure and it was very low, and I was afraid that he might die,” she said.

Moses Kekula was struggling to breathe, with a shattering headache, aches all over his body.

“I was almost like giving up. I kept praying to survive,” he recalled.

A week later, just as he was beginning to show signs of improvement, his wife became sick. Then the disease struck daughter Vivienne and her cousin, who’d been sent to live with them by his father, a farmer.

Around the clock, one or the other of them would be weakly calling Fatu for help. She dozed 15 minutes here, 30 minutes there.

“It was a bit difficult for me to sleep because all the time they would call me, maybe two of them would call me at the same time. Every time I would go into a dangerous room, I would dress up,” she said.

“The whole virus thing, it’s like carrying a baby in your hands, because it turns them into a child. You have to be sorry for them. You have to put yourself into the shoes of that person and ask yourself, ‘What if it were me?’”

She went through four boxes of surgical gloves, and bags of raincoats. When she took off the clothing, she had to shrug it off carefully to avoid touching the exterior. She sprayed copiously with chlorinated water. She carefully burned all the waste.

She swiftly burned through the $600 in her bank account.
Ebola in Liberia
Liberians with symptoms of Ebola report to nurses wearing protective clothing last month at the John F. Kennedy Hospital treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia. (Ahmed Jallanzo / European Pressphoto Agency)

“My approach was just to treat them based on their symptoms. I never felt tired. I was fighting for my family and their lives. I would do it for other people in the hospital so I knew I could do it for my family.”

On the 18th day, as Alfred’s condition swiftly declined, an ambulance arrived. She watched it depart with her family members, fear gripping her heart. Would she see them again?

“I was worried. I worried a lot because my entire family went there. They had the symptoms of the virus, and the virus had no cure.”

She prayed as hard as she could that their Ebola tests would be negative. All would come back positive.

Outside John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Alfred collapsed, convulsing.

“He said, ‘Aunty, I want to lie down,’” Victoria said. There were no beds inside, so Moses, Victoria, Vivienne and Alfred were given mattresses lined up next to each on the floor. Alfred’s skin became hot, he started bleeding from his mouth, convulsing again.

When Victoria awoke the next morning at 5, she saw Alfred, her foster child, just a yard away on the next mattress, drenched in blood from his head.

“I was afraid to touch him,” she said. “Then I saw he wasn’t breathing.

“I cried. I said ‘It’s a shame on me, because I took somebody’s child, a relative’s child, and he died in my hands.’”

Victoria’s health declined sharply, she began ranting unintelligibly, her skin broke out in a rash. But she would ultimately survive.

After helping her family, Fatu wants to spread hope, passing her knowledge on to other desperate families. She addressed workshops organized by the Ministry of Health, teaching people how to use plastic bags to protect themselves when there’s nothing else.

“I’m going to teach them the things I’ve already done, because I treated four people, and only one died,” she said.

Death by Medicine in the US

Jon Rappaport:

I’ve often cited the groundbreaking review, “Is US health really the best in the world?” Author, Dr. Barbara Starfield, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Publisher: The Journal of the American Medical Association, July 26, 2000.

Starfield concluded that, every year in the US, the medical system directly kills 225,000 people. 106,000 die as a result of medicines the FDA has approved as safe. The other 119,000 die as a result of treatment in hospitals.

Add it up. That’s 2.25 million deaths per decade caused by the US medical system.

Now for the question: how many of those deaths… do you think doctors…voluntarily admit…to families of the dead patients…are medically caused?

I’ll tell you.

None.

In every case, a lie was cooked up. “I’m sorry, but the disease suddenly accelerated…”

That’s 2.25 million lies per decade about the actual cause of death.

But people continue to worship at the feet of doctors and medical experts.

Tamil Nadu CM Jaya jailed for corruption

Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalitha has lost the 18 -year old “disproportionate assets” case against her.

Bail has been denied, she has been fined $16 million, and she faces four years in jail.

Tamils for Obama have written to the US President to  intervene in support of Jayalalitha, apparently believing the case against her was a  result of  rival party DMK’s animosity toward her, political expediency demanded by the venue (Karnataka state, which has a dispute over river waters with Tamil Nadu); and national-level intrigue.

The interesting part to me is that Tamils for Obama apparently supports Tamil genocide claims made by the Tamil Tigers, claims that have been taken up by the US liberal establishment (see my previous post about human-rights lawyer Francis Boyle’s support of the Tamil Tigers).

I believe the new-found support for the Tamils was part of Obama’s Asian pivot strategy, which involved creating in Tamil Nadu a secure base, by catering to Tamil chauvinism, supporting covert missionary activity  and Dalit demands, and by dispossessing Hindu temples.

The Tigers had multiple ties to the churches and were, many of them, Christian converts. They raised their funds from Indians abroad through extortion.  They were trained by Mossad and were originally created by RAW, acting in concert with the West.

This was the Afro-Dravidian separatist strategy identified by Rajiv Malhotra in “Breaking India.”

Christian leaders saw in Jaya a future PM, Hillary Clinton treated  her  as a head of state and foreign infiltration into everything was wide-spread, from the renowned cultural center Kalakshetra to important biological sites.

Now the jig is up.

Bernard Kouchner, Francis Boyle, and the Ebola scare

Few newspapers have commented on the organization that first brought the Ebola virus to world attention on April 1, 2014.

DOCS WITHOUT BORDERS HYPES EBOLA

It was Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres), a French humanitarian medical team, founded by the French doctor and politician, Bernard Kouchner.

While WHO has played down fears of the Ebola virus, MSF has from the start played them up.

It should be asked if their motives in doing so are entirely above suspicion.

Kouchner, it seems, is not simply the philanthropist he is taken for.

BERNARD KOUCHNER’S MILITARISM

Of late, his tremendous popularity in France has eroded. There are crasser motives underneath the facade, critics say.

One of those critics is Pierre Pean whose book, “Le Monde selon K.” (The World According to K), created a scandal in 2009.

In a review of the book by Christopher Caldwell, we learn of Kouchner’s political ambitions, his corruption, his friendship with Hillary Clinton, and, most importantly, his intellectual ties with Bernard-Henri Levy, the neo-conservative philosopher of the European project.

Kouchner too is a Eurocrat.

“Without borders” is simply another iteration of cosmopolitanism, claims Pean, bringing down the wrath of the entire left-liberal establishment on his head and fulminations about a new Dreyfus.

(Kouchner, like Sarkozy, is of Jewish paternity).

Yet, what else is one to think?

BHL (Levy) is a war hawk, as  noted here.

“Fouad Ajami, Elliott Abrams, Paul Berman, Eliot A. Cohen, Robert Kagan, William Kristol, Bernard-Henri Levy, Tim Palwenty, James Traub, Eric Edelman, Karl Rove, Dan Senor, Martin Peretz and Leon Wieseltier……”

And here.

Thus when Kouchner claims that BHL is his “conscience,” we must understand that Kouchner is confessing to the same delusions of military grandeur that drive his mentor.

Kouchner has supported every military intervention of the West in recent years, from Kosovo to Iraq to Libya, and he has urged intervention in Syria and in the Ukraine.

His “cosmopolitanism” amounts to the collapse of national sovereignty in favor of  Western (read, Anglo-Jewish) domination, disguised as “humanitarianism.”

This is the man who’s behind the claim that Ebola requires a massive globally co-ordinated intervention.

Shouldn’t one think carefully why he might be promoting panic?

FRANCIS BOYLE CLAIMS THAT EBOLA IS A US BIO-WEAPON

Another angle that deserves consideration: Noted antiwar activist and human-rights campaigner, Francis Boyle, a professor at the Illinois College of Law, has claimed that US bio-weapons research is behind the new Ebola strain.

US government agencies have a long history of carrying out allegedly defensive biological warfare research at labs in Liberia and Sierra Leone. This includes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is now the point agency for managing the Ebola spill-over into the US,” Prof. Francis Boyle said.

“Why has the Obama administration dispatched troops to Liberia when they have no training to provide medical treatment to dying Africans? How did Zaire/Ebola get to West Africa from about 3,500km away from where it was first identified in 1976?”

Boyle is a strong critic of humanitarian intervention, so he is not a neo-conservative or liberal hawk.

But is he truly against the powers of the New World Order? Or does he merely wish to roll-back the nation states, a roll-back that seems to be in perfect accordance with the ultimate aims of the New World Order?

Zahir Ebrahim has justly indicted Boyle as only another gate-keeper of the elites:

Finally I seem to have penetrated the dark mystery of why such a distinguished, moral, and fearless professor, Dr. Francis Boyle, can exhibit such severe myopia that he begins to resemble my former professor Noam Chomsky…….
And where has Dr. Francis Boyle laid his justice eggs at the International Criminal Court? Right – chasing the old retired errand boys, and for what crimes – Extraordinary Rendition – never mind indicting the new ones perpetrating new abhorrences as we speak, forget ever mentioning the puppetmasters, and 9/11 as an inside job orchestrated to create the right sequence of crises to launch the oligarchs’ transformation towards Global Governance………
But, solely paying attention to the henchmen and the trigger-pullers while ignoring the prime-movers, is the core unsolved problem. It is what makes protest futile. it is what lends zero efficacy to all moral activism for justice and peace. See “Who is more guilty of monumental war crimes – the prime-movers or trigger pullers?”. This same blindsight is what makes all attempts at meaningful reform destined to fail so long as the prime-movers are left intact to protect their turf.
Boyle never mentions the global financial cartel, the printing of money, the subversion of the media, and the judicial tyranny, whereby the American state, like so many others, is simply the mechanism by which the oligarchs perpetrate their rule.
He doesn’t name those oligarchs or analyze their motives and goals.
That is the first proof of his controlled status.
The second is the fact that he advocates “human rights tribunals” as the method by which the global order is to be policed.
This is simply war by another means.
Find a nation guilty of genocide (and some genocides will always be more genocidal than others), then you can drag it to court and bankrupt it through litigation. This is conquest and pillage by another name.  The uses to which the oligarchs can put such a technique are as many as the uses they might make of bio-weapons.
We need only remember that billions of dollars have been paid to the survivors of one holocaust, while other much greater ones have not even been universally admitted, let alone compensated.
So while Boyle is “antiwar,” he follows in the train of war like a vulture, picking apart the corpses via the mechanism of the judiciary:
” An American lawyer, Francis Boyle, filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Chechen government. Boyle ­previously won a case for the Republic of Bosnia and Hercegovina against Serbia and former Serb president Slobodan Milosevic.
And, likewise, when the Western establishment turned against Sri Lanka, so that the Tamil Tigers went from being the most feared terrorists on earth to being preferred victims in the USG’s policy directives, then too there was Professor Boyle, champion of human rights, filing cases and scribbling books, replete with Tamil propaganda, against the Sri Lankan government.
Boyle….like Chomsky, like Assange, like Greenwald…. serves as the counter-point to the overt militarists, presenting a humane face to the public, but nonetheless posing no obstacle to the oligarchs as they pursue their end-game of consolidating all power into their own hands.
So, when the great professor pronounces,  from a Russian paper no less, that the Ebola virus is a US bio-weapon, I remain skeptical.
(Correction:   I should clarify that I think it’s plausible that it came out of biological weapons research, intentionally or accidentally.  It might possibly have been released with the intention to create a panic that would justify martial law, forced vaccinations or some such measure. But I do not think, at this point, that there’s much evidence that it’s a depopulation project).
He would make an excellent and credible mouth-piece for disinformation put out by the powers-that-be.
Disinformation about Ebola being put out?
Well, here is Jon Rappaport pointing out the similarity of today’s Ebola scare to yesterday’s swine-flu swindle, about which I wrote in August 2009 at LRC, some two months before the reporter Rappaport cites.
The swine-flu piece got a lot of hits and was read by many conservatives.

The CBS report only touched one angle – the misreporting of swine-flu.

My piece dealt comprehensively with the financial issues at stake.

 

Solzhenitsyn: The Templeton Address, 1983

Many consider Solzhenitsyn an anti-Semite.  Certain of his works are hard to get in the West or remain untranslated on that account.

But hatred of any group cannot be imputed to a man simply because he refuses to be intimidated from recounting the facts of history as they actually occurred. Such imputation is no more than censorship by another name.

To hate someone or something is of no account -  in terms of political rights – unless one urges their destruction….or, worse, enacts it.

Let us not forget that the greatest holocaust in modern history (in sheer numbers) was targeted at Russian Orthodox Christianity by militant atheistic communism, created and funded by the Western (Anglo-Zionist) capitalist powers.

Now, that is hatred that merits naming and denunciation.

But where are the memorials for those victims and where is the naming and shaming of those perpetrators?

In this magnificent address, Solzhenitsyn shows that he very well knows where culpability for the “New World Order” lies, but he knows also that ultimately the power of this dispensation rests on every man’s consent to its lies and intimidation.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn in 1983

More than half a century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of older people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.

Since then I have spent well-nigh fifty years working on the history of our Revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous Revolution that swallowed up some sixty million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.

What is more, the events of the Russian Revolution can only be understood now, at the end of the century, against the background of what has since occurred in the rest of the world. What emerges here is a process of universal significance. And if I were called upon to identify briefly the principal trait of the entire twentieth century, here too, I would be unable to find anything more precise and pithy than to repeat once again: Men have forgotten God.

The failings of human consciousness, deprived of its divine dimension, have been a determining factor in all the major crimes of this century. The first of these was World War I, and much of our present predicament can be traced back to it. It was a war (the memory of which seems to be fading) when Europe, bursting with health and abundance, fell into a rage of self-mutilation which could not but sap its strength for a century or more, and perhaps forever. The only possible explanation for this war is a mental eclipse among the leaders of Europe due to their lost awareness of a Supreme Power above them. Only a godless embitterment could have moved ostensibly Christian states to employ poison gas, a weapon so obviously beyond the limits of humanity……..

In its past, Russia did know a time when the social ideal was not fame, or riches, or material success, but a pious way of life. Russia was then steeped in an Orthodox Christianity which remained true to the Church of the first centuries. The Orthodoxy of that time knew how to safeguard its people under the yoke of a foreign occupation that lasted more than two centuries, while at the same time fending off iniquitous blows from the swords of Western crusaders. ……..

But in the 17th century Russian Orthodoxy was gravely weakened by an internal schism. In the 18th, the country was shaken by Peter’s forcibly imposed transformations, which favored the economy, the state, and the military at the expense of the religious spirit and national life. And along with this lopsided Petrine enlightenment, Russia felt the first whiff of secularism; its subtle poisons permeated the educated classes in the course of the 19th century and opened the path to Marxism. By the time of the Revolution, faith had virtually disappeared in Russian educated circles; and amongst the uneducated, its health was threatened.

It was Dostoevsky, once again, who drew from the French Revolution and its seeming hatred of the Church the lesson that “revolution must necessarily begin with atheism.” That is absolutely true.

But the world had never before known a godlessness as organized, militarized, and tenaciously malevolent as that practiced by Marxism. Within the philosophical system of Marx and Lenin, and at the heart of their psychology, hatred of God is the principal driving force, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions. Militant atheism is not merely incidental or marginal to Communist policy; it is not a side effect, but the central pivot.

The 1920’s in the USSR witnessed an uninterrupted procession of victims and martyrs amongst the Orthodox clergy. Two metropolitans were shot, one of whom, Veniamin of Petrograd, had been elected by the popular vote of his diocese. Patriarch Tikhon himself passed through the hands of the Cheka-GPU and then died under suspicious circumstances. Scores of archbishops and bishops perished. Tens of thousands of priests, monks, and nuns, pressured by the Chekists to renounce the Word of God, were tortured, shot in cellars, sent to camps, exiled to the desolate tundra of the far North, or turned out into the streets in their old age without food or shelter. All these Christian martyrs went unswervingly to their deaths for the faith; instances of apostasy were few and far between. For tens of millions of laymen access to the Church was blocked, and they were forbidden to bring up their children in the Faith: religious parents were wrenched from their children and thrown into prison, while the children were turned from the faith by threats and lies…

….

Imperceptibly, through decades of gradual erosion, the meaning of life in the West has ceased to be seen as anything more lofty than the “pursuit of happiness, “a goal that has even been solemnly guaranteed by constitutions. …… If a blasphemous film about Jesus is shown throughout the United States, reputedly one of the most religious countries in the world, or a major newspaper publishes a shameless caricature of the Virgin Mary, what further evidence of godlessness does one need? When external rights are completely unrestricted, why should one make an inner effort to restrain oneself from ignoble acts?

….. The contemporary developed West thus demonstrates by its own example that human salvation can be found neither in the profusion of material goods nor in merely making money……

…. The social theories that promised so much have demonstrated their bankruptcy, leaving us at a dead end. The free people of the West could reasonably have been expected to realize that they are beset · by numerous freely nurtured falsehoods, and not to allow lies to be foisted upon them so easily. All attempts to find a way out of the plight of today’s world are fruitless unless we redirect our consciousness, in repentance, to the Creator of all: without this, no exit will be illumined, and we shall seek it in vain. The resources we have set aside for ourselves are too impoverished for the task.

…..The laws of physics and physiology will never reveal the indisputable manner in which the Creator constantly, day in and day out, participates in the life of each of us, unfailingly granting us the energy of existence; when this assistance leaves us, we die. And in the life of our entire planet, the Divine Spirit surely moves with no less force: this we must grasp in our dark and terrible hour.

To the ill-considered hopes of the last two centuries, which have reduced us to insignificance and brought us to the brink of nuclear and non-nuclear death, we can propose only a determined quest for the warm hand of God, which we have so rashly and self-confidently spurned. Only in this way can our eyes be opened to the errors of this unfortunate twentieth century and our bands be directed to setting them right. There is nothing else to cling to in the landslide: the combined vision of all the thinkers of the Enlightenment amounts to nothing.

Our five continents are caught in a whirlwind. But it is during trials such as these that the highest gifts of the human spirit are manifested. If we perish and lose this world, the fault will be ours alone. “

Modi delivers on three issues

Whatever you think about India’s new PM, BJP favorite, Narendra Modi, he’s already done a few things to make supporters pleased and detractors less skeptical:

1.  Modi has launched a national cleanliness drive to end the shameful public health nightmare of open defecation in India.

This was a cause dear to Mahatma Gandhi.  And on this blog, as well, I’ve written often that the scandal of Indian public hygiene should be the number one priority in India, not arms races:

“Cleaning House,” Alternet, 2004 (also published at Himal, South Asia)

Interview with D. Murali at Whackonomics, The Hindu (March 2008):

“Public sanitation is India’s number one problem. We have the hubris to consider ourselves a fledgling superpower on the basis of the accomplishments of the professional classes and some nuclear weapons.

But we can’t seem to keep our streets free from filth. When we show enough respect for each other to clean up after ourselves and make our cities liveable, we will have accomplished several things at once.

We will have recovered our self-respect, we will have given dignity to even the “lowest” manual labor, and we will have eliminated the cause of many of our most widespread diseases. Beauty is as vital to the soul as food is to the body. Without it, we subsist, but we do not have a culture.

Because it despises physical work and the body, Indian society overvalues intellectual work, leaving not enough people to create those un-intellectual, unglamorous, petty businesses that create jobs and drive real economic growth.

So, for me, our first area of focus should be acquiring the self-confidence and humility to criticize and correct this area of darkness in our society.”

2.  Modi has rightly snubbed the grand-standing  US  Attorney Preet Bharara (Democrat).

3.  Modi has quickly resolved the confusion around the long-term visa facilities offered to overseas Indians, by declaring that the PIO card will be a permanent life-long visa that does not require yearly police registration.

Hooray!

Khatam ho gaya babudom?

Well, let’s wait and see….but so far, so good.