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.

 

Solzhenitsyn On Holocaust-Denial

Alexander Solzhenitsyn:

“You must understand that the leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians.

They hated Russians. They hated Christians.

Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse.

More of my countrymen suffered horrific crimes at their blood stained hands than any people or nation ever suffered in the entirety of human history. It cannot be overstated.

Bolshevism committed the greatest human slaughter of all time.

The fact that most of the world is ignorant or uncaring about this enormous crime is proof that the global media is in the hands of its perpetrators.”

Other sources:

“Soviets admit Stalin killed 50 million,” The Sunday Times, London, April 17, 1988.

61.9 million people were killed by the Soviet communists from 1917 to 1987, writes R. J. Rummel, “Lethal Politics: Soviet Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1917″ (Transaction, 1990).

Knickerless schticks…..and how to spot them

Knickerless schticks – also known as bare-a**ed lies – are all over the Internet.

One such cess-pool of Zionist disinformation, posing as the living waters of Christian truth-telling is the subject/target of the following revealing comments at a site called  the Phora, of which I know nothing except that on this occasion at least they’ve struck a home-run of epic proportions.

Be warned, the sentiments and language below are frank and non-PC and I do not subscribe to all of them.

I do not consider Jews as a people  or culture “demonic,” only excessively tribal and brain-washed (a historical contingency, I suppose);

I dislike the use of the word “n**” (first time I’ve heard it, but I can guess its meaning), although I agree with the larger argument being made;

and I think “whites”  are certainly biologically viable….as long they part from the (white) Jewish ruling class’s party line and start treating non-whites as fellow-sufferers from the malady of oligarchy-gone-mad rather than untermenschen in a melanin-free gulag ruled by a consortium of corporations, regional governments, and private police.

TAC refers to The American Conservative, a paleo-conservative magazine.

07-19-2006, 12:56 PM
The article Fade posted, by n**-hatin’ uber Zionist Nicholas Stix, is in actuality little more than a jig of glee danced by someone for whom Priority One is hands off Israel.
The irony is that this was TAC’s modus operandi. By never wishing to blow what it saw as its opportunity to shape policy from the inside, TAC took great pains to phrase its criticism of Israel as criticism of Israel, and in the gentlest and most reasonable of language…….
…The run of the magazine amounted to a few years’ worth of mild chiding of people already firmly in control of government – people who never considered the magazine’s staff to be any better than Holocaust-denying white trash to begin with.Taki and Buchanan’s only hope would’ve been to step up their harshness exponentially….but they didn’t want to risk the hollers of anti-Semite! and Nazi! that waking up America would have certainly entailed. Too bad. 

Of course, to Stix and those of his genre, any criticism at all was tantamount to little more than “Die Juden, er, Neocons, sind unser Unglueck!”….although interestingly enough, anything short of printing boat tickets back to Africa was equivalent to TAC caving in on race without even putting up a fight.

That’s Zionist “realism” for you:

TAC failed because it was a national-affairs magazine that dealt with the ever-widening Middle East firestorm threatening to explode into WW3, instead of dealing sensibly with the issue of Leroy, his violent demeanor, and the need for a free society to sterilize him.

Buchanan has a scathing new article up about Israel.

Yes, of course he does!….now, a day late and dollar short, with his magazine deader than vaudeville and the foreign-policy dominoes already falling one after the other!

 

WFHermans
07-19-2006, 02:20 PM
Pat’s latest article:Armistice in the Culture War?
By Patrick J. Buchanan
States’ rights show the way
Has anyone bothered with a direct correspondence with this man? Shall we passively sit around waiting for him to “get racial”? Fade?
wintermute
07-19-2006, 03:41 PM
QUOTE: Of course, to Stix and those of his genre, any criticism at all was tantamount to little more than “Die Juden, er, Neocons, sindunser Unglueck!”….although interestingly enough, anything short of printing boat tickets back to Africa was equivalent to TAC caving in on race without even putting up a fight. END QUOTE
Mr. Stix (not his Christian name, I assume) should probably be seeking employment at American Renaissance, fomenting Race War between Whites, Blacks, and Mexicans while denying or distorting any information that links our Elder Brothers in Faith and the upcoming WWIII (their title, not mine).As for the ‘neocon’ business – what cowardice that was! Is Judith Miller, who ran the WMD stories on the front page of the NYT, a ‘neocon’? No. She’s not a liberal, either, though she poses as one: the whole NYT ‘poses’ as a liberal publication. But when both parties: the Sulzbergers, Rosental, and Miller, were faced with the difficult journalistic decision - tell the truth or betray America to Jewish interests – they didn’t even blink.White House falsified documents don’t have any impression on world politics unless papers of record disseminate them to the world. The whole war on Iraq was NOT a “Neocon” thing – it was a Jewish thing, with Jews on both sides of the ideological line working together to bring the highest quality disinformation to the goyim.

Now it seems that the paper trail leads to Michael Ledeen. What makes me want to give up is, people will still insist that this has something to do with the fact that he is either a rightist, a leftist, a libertarian, an advocate for democracy, or some other mask in his traveling trunk. ……..

[Lila: This is an excessive generalization, but not entirely unwarranted by the facts, which demonstrate Jewish self-interest behind practically every position taken by major Jewish media figures.]

“Ledeen concocts it, The “White House” (Wolfowtiz, Perle, Frum, Feith) sells it to the President, the New York Times broadcasts it to the news, and Sulla (or those grown from the same vat, i.e. half our population) enters into a war frenzy, hysterically grasping the latest set of Jewish lies and heaping volcanic scorn on any who would dare question.

Whites: probably not biologically viable.”

 

 

The fraudulent evidence against Mathew Martoma

Fortunately,  I found this Bloomberg piece by Matt Levine on the sheer nuttiness of the prosecution’s case against Martoma, Boca Raton Mallu kuttan-turned Gordan Gekko wannabe-turned-Zio-fall-guy.

Mr. Levine’s eminently sensible piece makes me entertain the possibility that not all New York Jewish journalists are shameless, ethnocentric, goy-hating race supremacist water-carriers for their tribe’s financial criminals.

Oh, I forgot. There’s the admirable  Matthew Goldstein too, who did pursue the SAC case from the start.

 “The argument is that Martoma, a crafty computer villain who once changed the clock on his computer to send an e-mail, knew how to erase all traces of a different e-mail both from his own computer and also from the sender’s computer and from all servers and networks everywhere so that the FBI can’t find it no matter how hard they look. We know he can fool the FBI’s best and brightest because he once changed the clock on his dorm-room PC. You could only make this argument if you have no idea how computers work, or if, more likely, you’re relying on a judge who has no idea how computers work. Nuts.

The thing is, there are crooks in the financial industry. And, look, reading this evidence, I am persuaded that Mathew Martoma might be one of them. But it’s not a good look for our justice system to rely on a general sense of financial-industry crookedness to get convictions for actual instances of actual crimes. That sort of happens, though, with prosecutors and the SEC arguing that the individual defendant in front of them did whatever he did out of “Wall Street greed.”5 “Wall Street greed” strikes me as code for: “Don’t worry about the facts of this case. Don’t you feel in your heart that everyone who works in finance is probably a crook? Isn’t that enough to convict?”

The Harvard stuff is a little different, in that it gets at not a general sense of financial-industry crookedness, but a specific sense of Martoma’s own (alleged, past, relatively harmless) crookedness. But it’s still an effort by prosecutors to get an insider trading conviction, not by proving that Martoma got inside information — in fact, they’re admitting that they can’t prove it!6 — but by creating a general sense that he’s probably a crook so you might as well send him to jail. That’s not the way it’s supposed to work.”

What Levine misses is that even the alleged forging of the computer email is not a proven fact at all

It’s just Harvard’s say so.

[Correction: Apparently, Harvard's server had a copy of the email dated earlier, so there is, allegedly, a basis for the claim of "some of the board members" (of Harvard) that Martoma backdated the computer email to make it look like he withdrew his clerkship applications before being found out.]

There’s no evidence that Martoma’s version of that story isn’t the right one too.

The concocted computer firm endorsement doesn’t necessarily mean he was lying about the email.

On the contrary……

The dirty business of American law…

Edward Manfredonia, a Wall Street whistle-blower, on drugs, murder, and the mafia on the Street.

What About U.S. Accomplices To The Drug Business?

When we talk about the Jamaican drug gangs we can’t act as if U.S. players are not involved in facilitating their drug trade. In the past, I personally forwarded information for the FBI, with no success, to investigate.

Brief background: In past columns, such as “Ex-Wall Street Trader’s Shadow Raises Questions In Canada,” which was published in The Black Star News on November 27, 2007, I detailed the money laundering activities of Robert VanCaneghan, a former member of the Board of the American Stock Exchange.

In “Why Ravitch Should Resign Before Paterson,” which was published on March 3, 2010 I detailed the sexual assaults on African-American women on Wall Street by Richard Monderine, an Amex supervisor, and similar attacks perpetrated by VanCaneghan. In other articles I have discussed involvement in drug smuggling and money laundering by Louis Miceli, a member of the Amex Board.

Throughout each of these articles loomed the constant presence of Arthur Levitt, former Chairman of the Amex and at that time Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Because investigations were not pursued, or were actually blocked during his reign, drug dealers, money launderers, and rapists at the American Stock Exchange were protected. Levitt wanted no scandal to touch the American Stock Exchange and willingly covered up every crime imaginable at the Amex.

Since the chair of the SEC was set the tone, likewise, the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not pursue an Amex member who laundered money for violent Jamaican Drug Lords. At the time Levitt did not pursue major brokerage firms, such as Spear Leeds and Kellogg, which was involved in laundering money from drug dealers. Spear Leeds also routinely assisted individuals in committing tax fraud by hiding their income. I obtained the information about these illegal activities from Joseph Roffler, a former managing director of Spear Leeds and Kellogg.

The Caribbean nation of Jamaica has been in the news as a result of violent upheavals involving drug gangs battling the Jamaican Police and Army. Over 70 Jamaicans have been killed. The ostensible cause of this battle was the impending extradition of Christopher “Dudus” Coke, whom the United States charged with smuggling cocaine and marijuana into New York and other cities along the Eastern Seaboard. The drug gang which he led is known as the Shower Posse–reputedly rivals were showered with bullets.

When I was still on Wall Street there was a member of the American Stock Exchange who admitted to and boasted about laundering drug money for Jamaican drug gangs; possibly The Shower Posse.

One of these gangs owned motorcycle rental shops and owned a financial services firm that invested in stocks. The Shower Posse has been linked to the murders of 1,400 African-Americans in the United States.

As I have stated in previous columns I was once wired by the FBI in 1993 to assist in an investigation of the involvement of the Italian Mafia stock fraud in a company known as PNF, which was introduced at the American Stock Exchange by Miceli and VanCaneghan.

These were two members of the Board of the Amex who were laundering drug money from the Cayman Islands via their Amex specialist firm Miceli-VanCaneghan. Miceli was also smuggling cocaine from the Bahamas aboard his private boat, The Jaded Lady. This money laundering was done via a subsidiary of Spear Leeds and Kellogg.

One day, June 3, 1994 precisely, Gene Weissman, an Amex member, and I were walking along West Broadway in Manhattan when we encountered Ken Silverman, an Amex member, whom we knew had encountered financial problems as a trader. Silverman cleared his trades through Spear Leeds and Kellogg. Silverman informed us that he was laundering money for Jamaican drug dealers who were smuggling marijuana into the United States. He had also met with Al Avasso, a front man for the Italian Mafia and had sought to invest in some of Avasso’s pump and dump stock frauds.

Silverman said that his Jamaican drug dealing friends had wanted him to invest the proceeds of their illicit activities into the United States. Silverman even boasted about his house in Negril, in Jamaica, which was situated on the water. He said he also dealt in motorcycles and motorcycle parts for his business partners in Jamaica. He said he also owned a motorcycle rental business in Negril.

On June 6, 1994 I wrote to an FBI special agent whom I had already worked with, Joseph Yastremski, and provided the information I had obtained from Silverman. Several months later I was stunned when Silverman informed me that he had been given a copy of the letter I had sent to Yastremski by Joel Lovett, Vice Chairman of the American Stock Exchange.

The question of how Lovett obtained a copy of what was supposed to be a confidential letter to the FBI is the topic of a future column.

On August 9, 1995 I wrote a letter, certified mail Z 184 431 950, to another FBI Special Agent, Michael Degnan which in part read: “On Monday, August 6, I met a former AMEX member who currently resides in Jamaica. This individual informed me that it is his belief that Silverman is involved in laundering money.”

As far as I could tell there was no action or investigation. Other sources provided information to me about Silverman. So on 7 April 1997 I wrote to the Legal Division of the FBI via certified letter, Z 424 567 292 informing them that I had previously supplied information to special agents, with no results. On 28 April 1997 I once again wrote to the FBI Legal Division via certified mail, P 399 558 454 with additional information.

In a letter to Representative John Dingell, then Chairman of the House Commerce Committee, dated October 17, 1997, certified mail Z 370 911 908, I wrote about my futile attempts to get the FBI to investigate the involvement of Wall Street players in the drug business and money laundering. “Such is the stupidity of the FBI,” I wrote, “permitting fronts for laundered money access to the United States because the Department of Justice wishes to protect the reputations of the American Stock Exchange..” I also wrote that the Justice Department wanted to protect Levitt’s reputation.

On October 26, 1997 I also wrote a letter, certified mail Z 037 468 718 to Senator William Roth about the lack of an investigation by the FBI into the crimes on Wall Street.

I never received a response to any letters. To my knowledge the FBI never investigated Silverman.

Fourteen hundred African-Americans murdered. Jamaicans murdered. We talk about Dudus and 70 Jamaicans died as authorities fought to apprehend him and send him here to trial.

Yet our own investigative authorities ignore those right here in the United States who help facilitate the crimes of the Jamaican drug lords. Does anyone really believe that there would not have been an investigation and that American accomplices –and the Jamaican gang members– would have been busted had the 1,400 dead been White victims?”

—— Ed Manfredonia was a former Wall Street trader who was later blacklisted when he became a whistleblower.

Racial optics in Martoma case

The Global Calcuttan:

IN AN ENTIRELY CIRCUMSTANTIAL CASE, WHAT ABOUT THE CREDIBILITY OF THE STAR WITNESS WHO GOT OFF SCOT-FREE?

At 1:51 p.m. Thursday, 12 jurors filed into a courtroom in lower Manhattan to deliver the latest insider trading verdict against an Indian Amercian. In what has become something of a déjà-vu, the defendant was found guilty on all counts. It was another shameful moment for Indian Americans, complete with two shocked sets of parents, a crying wife, and three young children waiting offsite with a babysitter—reminders of the human carnage that accompanies most criminal cases.

But after four weeks of trial, the testimony of two Alzheimer’s doctors and that of drug company executives, traders, compliance officers and academics, two days of jury deliberations, and now a unanimous verdict, a huge unanswered question lingers: Why didn’t Mathew Martoma flip?

Martoma was charged in November 2012 with insider trading in two drug stocks, Elan (PRGO) and Wyeth (PFE), in what the government described as the largest insider trading case in history, with $275 million in profits and avoided losses. Some of the trades at the heart of the case involved Martoma’s former boss, SAC founder Steven Cohen, who, the government alleged, sold off SAC’s position after a 20-minute phone conversation with Martoma that took place on July 20, 2008. No one knows what took place during that phone call, and it’s possible that no one ever will. Cohen himself has not been charged criminally. SAC Capital pled guilty to securities fraud in November. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil charge against Cohen for failing to supervise his employees that has yet to be resolved.

When law enforcement showed up at his Boca Raton Home in 2011 to question him, Martoma fainted. But if he was shocked with by being arrested, the following year, experts observing the trial, including those working for the New York Times were perhaps as surprised by the fact the case actually went to trial. Fired by SAC Capital Advisers in 2010, Martoma seemed like the ideal disgruntled employee, especially when most assumed that the Government’s real target was billionaire CEO of SAC, Stephen A. Cohen. In fact, Martoma seemed optimally positioned to cut a favourable deal for himself in an environment when getting a company insider to roll-over on his boss is a standard tactic in such prosecutions. Add to that: the case against Martoma was entirely circumstantial.

Martoma had a 20 minute conversation over phone with Stephen A. Cohen after which Mr. Cohen reversed his trading position on two pharmaceutical companies, Elan and Wyeth – a decision that netted him $275 Million. What did these two men talk about? This ought to have been the burning question for prosecutor Preet Bharara and his team, especially, if ostensibly their target was Cohen – the big fish in all of this.

However, what is not known is whether a deal was even offered to Martoma by Bharara, who has made his career convicting high profile brown-skinned Americans. Some say that Martoma’s conduct at Harvard University Law school, falsifying transcripts for which he was expelled, would have impugned his credibility had Bharara offered him a deal in exchange for testimony. But this evidence was ruled inadmissible as a prior bad act, precisely because of its prejudicial nature. And, corroborating witnesses in such criminal cases are hardly boy scouts – Sammy (The Bull) Gravano is a case in point: this mass murderer was found to be credible in the conviction of his boss, Mafia Don John Gotti in one of the highest profile racketeering trials in American history.

If Martoma’s credibility was an issue, this did not seem to be the case for Dr. Sidney Gillman, the prosecution’s star witness, who testified that he passed on a power point presentation to Martoma containing advance results of an Alzheimers drug trial ahead of its release. The thing is: there was absolutely no evidence presented that Martoma actually received this presentation, much less used it in his decision-making. His lawyer, Richard Strassburg argued that the trading activity was based on rational analysis and not inside information. So, proving the case hinged upon the credibility of Gillman vs. that of Martoma.

And, Gillman, despite admitting that he originally lied to the FBI on the matter due to his “embarrassment”, claiming to be confused and “divorced from reality”, suffered from bouts of memory loss followed by selective memory recall. He admitted in court that it wasn’t until two weeks ago that he remembered in detail a July 19, 2008, meeting in his Ann Arbor, Michigan, office with Martoma, who had flown to Detroit, and allegedly took a cab 25 miles to meet the doctor during which Gillman alleges that Martoma and he went over the final results of the drug trials of pharmaceutical companies Elan and Wyeth. As if that wasn’t a stretch, Gillman claims to have been “unconciously” mesmerized by Martoma because the dark skinned Malayalee-Indian origin trader had reminded Gillman of his white skinned son, who had previously committed suicide. Apparently, like Martoma Gillman’s son was also smart and “into science”, hence the inscrutable similarity leading to his being hypnotized by the Swengali like trader, more than forty years his junior.

Is this nuts or what? But the jury bought it – as Bharara knew they would based on his experience convicting other Indian and South Asian Americans. White skinned juries in the US, it seems, have real trouble believing brown-skinned defendants, especially if testimony against them is from fellow white-skinned witnesses – and here’s the kicker – IT REALLY HELPS TO HAVE A BROWN-SKINNED PROSECUTOR, WHOSE PRESENCE GLOSSES OVER THE GLARING RACIAL BIAS!

By the way, Gillman while appearing to be a grandfatherly academic was living a parallel life, one in which he regularly advised a wide network of Wall Street traders through a professional matchmaking system. Those relationships afforded him payments of $100,000 or more a year — on top of his $258,000 pay from the University of Michigan — and travels with limousines, luxury hotels and private jets.

Once a dedicated researcher, Gilman made a sharp shift in his late 60s, from a life dedicated to academic research to one in which he accumulated a growing list of financial firms willing to pay him $1,000 an hour for his medical expertise, while he was overseeing drug trials for various pharmaceutical makers. Among the firms he was advising was another hedge fund that was also buying and selling Wyeth and Elan stock, though the authorities, Preet Bharara included have given no sign they have questioned those trades. Why would they? Asking too many questions about Gillman might have impugned the testimony of their star witness in the Martoma case!

Gillman retired shortly after charges were filed in the Martoma case. And, the University of Michigan has severed its ties to him. A spokesman for the university, Pete Barkey, said the parting of ways was “caused by the faculty member’s unethical and illegal behaviour during the conduct of external activities.”

In exchange for prosecutors’ not charging Dr. Gilman, he agreed to share information about “any matters” they want to ask him about.

Martoma, 39, husband and father of three, on the other hand, by all accounts wasn’t afforded the same treatment, and could face a prison term that far exceeds his entire life span.

For more on Dr. Gillman, read the New York Times Article, QUIET DOCTOR, LAVISH INSIDER: A PARALLEL LIFE

My Note:

Martoma and Gupta are dark-skinned East Indians.

Dr. Sidney Gillman is Jewish.

Steven Cohen is Jewish.

Prosecutor Preet Bharara is a light-skinned Khatri Sikh (some say his family originally converted from Islam) married to an Israeli-born Jewish woman of mixed Pakistani-Muslim descent. His children are Jewish.

The judge, Paul Gardephe, is Jewish.

In the case of a Jewish woman who stole over two million over several years, he only handed out a one-year sentence.

Arsonists, rapists and murderers are given less than nine years.

Matthew Martoma never stole anything from anyone. The case against him and the one against Rajat Gupta were entirely circumstantial. They relied on the testimonies of two people with a history of lying – Rajaratnam (Gupta) and Gillman (Martoma).

Martoma’s lawyer Richard Strassberg is Jewish.

Rajat Gupta’s lawyer, Gary Naftalis, was Jewish.

Rajat Gupta’s judge Jed Rakoff is Jewish.

The star witness against Rajat Gupta, Lloyd Blankfein, is Jewish.

The documented leakers (never charged or prosecuted) at Goldman Sachs were Jewish.

The New York courts and press are heavily Jewish.

The Rothschild cartel has been targeting and intimidating Indians for several years now.
This is just more evidence of it.

Hence the modus operandi – distract and divert attention from the largely Jewish cartel at the top, while targeting various dark-skinned goy scape-goats. That, by the way, also explains one of my detractors, “white nationalist” fifth columnist and propagandist, Nicholas Stix.

And yes, he’s Jewish too.

NOTE 2:

I am adding another note here,  in response to comments by Christoph Amberger (below) that caricature my theory of a “framing” of Martoma (this is taken, with some additions, from the comments section to this post).

Conspiracy does operate, but not in the cartoonish fashion that nay-sayers like to foist on it.

Lila:

“You’re missing the point…or trivializing it.

Obviously, no one is suggesting that the fact that Bharara’s children are Jewish has anything to do with the prosecutors’ motivations or performance.

But Bharara’s family connections do suggest why he, not Kang, was brought in to complete this case.

I think it suggests where his loyalties lie. Why has he not prosecuted one major figure from the mortgage-fraud and accounting fraud that were actually behind the 2008 collapse and which go back directly (see AIG) to the USG, CIA, Federal Reserve, and leading financial houses?

I have listed the ethnicity of various actors not to suggest that every single last person is “conspiring”.

Of course not.

But I am suggesting that ethnic ties and lack of input from anyone else can make people very blind to things, so that if someone did want to skew or set up the case, the rest of those involved would be less likely to second-guess them….but would come together in solidarity.

You’re a smart fellow. Why are you reading the argument so reductively?

Let me spell it out.

Goldman Sachs is a front for the banking cartel (Rothschild).

That is known, documented and proved. It has its people in every government, practically.

Cohen’s SAC (which is said to be in cahoots with other oligarchs like Leon Black, Soros, and Michael Milken) was accused of racketeering (along with Sachs and others) by several people, notably Byrne and the anti NSS crowd. That is how the original Kang investigation began.

The racketeering involved pharmaceutical companies and pump-and-dump schemes.

Sachs was also involved in siphoning money out of the US market through various schemes, one of which is credibly alleged to be the Madoff affair, which was a multi-country fraud involving people who link back to the aforementioned racketeers.

Bharara and Rakoff were involved in the  Madoff case too…. and very unsatisfactorily.

That Madoff money is alleged to have been siphoned off to Israel.

That’s where the Jewish-actors – covering-up for-co-ethnics bit comes in.

SAC gets nailed for something much less that the real crimes in which it was involved and a random portfolio manager somehow gets the book thrown at him. Meanwhile, the two corrupt doctors who ADMITTED to having acted corruptly present testimony to convict the manager, who denies having done anything wrong and who has not been proved (by hard evidence) to have done anything wrong.

However, the manager is tried in the (largely Jewish) media and damned for some grades he fudged in Harvard, decades ago.

Conspiracies don’t work the way you are caricaturing them to work, with everyone down to the office gophers rubbing  their hands together and following some kind of master plan.

They work because most people DO NOT have a master-plan – that is, a larger picture – and have their nose in the grind-stone, looking at the details.

It is thus extremely easy, visa media memes, PR statements and obfuscation by the prosecutor, to change the media narrative.

Suppose I told you that this was not an insider trading case AT ALL?

Suppose I told you that the fact that it was set up as such a case is itself the first sign of manipulation.

Can you then see that what the various associates and gophers did or did not do is of no account, because they will be helping the narrative along, regardless.

That is a sophisticated understanding of how conspiracy operates.

But as long as the cartoon idea persists and you think that “conspiracy” means that Bharara’s children’s religion affects the conscious decisions of the prosecutor, then you will still remain brain-washed..”

 

Gazprom, NATO, NED, and the Ukraine

I am glad to see a measure of bi-polarity reenter the world, but I’m not an enthusiast of the Putin-as-Messiah theme being pushed, it seems, by some self-styled ultra-nationalist theorists like Alexander Dugin.

It is intended, I believe, to both mislead and misrepresent Christian traditionalists in Russia and the West who are sympathetic to Putin on Ukraine:

Alexander Dugin: Letter to the American People on Ukraine:

This is my idea and suggestion: let us hate the American political elite together. Let us fight them for our identities – you for the American, us for the Russian, but the enemy is in both cases the same – the global oligarchy who rules the word using you and smashing us. Let us revolt. Let us resist. Together. Russians and Americans. We are the people. We are not their puppets.”

The language of this is unmistakable to my mind: with its leftist rhetoric, it could come out of Occupy Wall Street (“the people” is a dead give-away).

When examined a bit more closely, Dugin appears to be neo-Sabbatean, i.e. a Kabbalist.

Shabbatai Zvi, from whom Sabbateanism takes its name, was an early modern Jewish mystic in the tradition of the medieval Kabbalism of Rabbi Isaac Luria (d. 1572), which is called Lurianic.

Denounced as a false prophet after his conversion to Islam, Zvi believed himself to be the Messiah during a time filled, like ours today, with end-time expectations.

This sense of impending doom, brought on by the collapse of Constantinople 1in 1453 to the Ottoman Turks, went along with expectations of world redemption, induced by the birth of humanism, the invention of the printing press, and the great voyages of discovery (or rather, rediscovery).

(“The Sabbatean Prophets,” Matt Goldish, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2004).

Dugin’s philosophy is thus Jewish exceptionalism posing as Russian nationalism.

He substitutes for  Orthodox traditionalism, rooted in pan-Slavism – the destiny of the Slavic people -  a mystic Judaized Eurasian geo-politics  apparently taken from Western theorists like Mackinder.

While spouting what are generally deemed “anti-Semitic” tropes, Dugin affirms repeatedly that the Jews are an exceptional people, unlike any other (surely a debatable point), and that both philo-Semitism and anti-Semitism imply as much, which is palpably untrue.

Excerpt from The Jews and Eurasia

“As a whole, such antisemitic version is unconvincing, though it is a little bit closer to truth than the first one, as against that it recognizes the uniqueness of the Jews’ role in the historical process. It is curious, that such admission joins the anti-semites to the most conscientious and consequent zionists.”

Notice that Dugin’s anti-Semitism goes hand-in-hand with militant Zionism and Israeli exceptionalism:

From The Fourth Political Theory:

The Evraziia movement is linked with two radical Zionist groups, Vladimir Boukharsky’s MAOF Analytical Group and Be’ad Artzeinu, controlled by Rabbi Avram Shmulevich. These two groups, situated to the right of the right-wing Israeli party Likhud, are led by two former Soviet citizens of Jewish origin who emigrated to Israel and are now committed to politicizing the Israeli Russians).

Notice that Dugin produces straw-man accounts of “anti-Semitic” theories.

Notice his meteoric rise to influence in the 1990s, after the end of the Soviet Union.

Notice that he is an economic leftist.

Note that he is an ideologue – again, a dead give-away that he is no conservative.

These and many other clues suggest that Dugin is simply posing as a man of the right to delude traditionalists, and that he is marrying traditionalism to occult and Nazi theories to tar it by association.

Dugin is a false-flag and the wall-to-wall hysteria over his ideas in the Western (Rothschild) press is the best proof of it.

Eurasianism ala Dugin works as an intellectually souped-up version of end-time eschatology, only with Putin as Messiah, instead of Anti-Christ.

Dugin sounds to me like an intelligence operative and Eurasian messianism a cover for the supra-nationalist blocs of the New World Order.

However, it isn’t yet clear to me how important (or not) Dugin is.

Recently dismissed from his post as head of Moscow University’s sociology department, he could also simply be a minor figure – in terms of influence on the Kremlin.

It’s possible that he’s being pumped-up in the West to discredit Putin, by association.

I’ll withhold judgement for now.

Meanwhile, on the economic interests at play in the West’s war on Putin, see below:

Anne Williamson at Lew Rockwell.com on the money interests behind the rhetoric against Putin:

Ever since the nation’s 1992 independence, Ukraine has been siphoning Russian gas for its own needs without paying for it. And throughout those 23 years, Russia not only bore Ukraine’s thievery in order to fulfill its European contracts, but continuously offered Ukraine low rates for gas so that the country might actually be in a position to pay its bills.

Exceptions occurred in 2006 and 2009 when Russia locked horns with Ukraine over billions in arrears to Gazprom and reduced the flow for a handful of days in January of those years, thus temporarily putting the chill on Europe. It was the hiatus of supply during these two disputes, which allowed the U.S. to mount an effective public clamor regarding E.U. vulnerability.

There was no mention of a deadbeat Ukraine’s thievery of gas meant for Europe as being the source of the problem. Instead, Russia was portrayed as a bully, demanding billions from a sadly impoverished Ukraine. Western media was far too polite to mention that Ukraine’s energy arrears were accumulating while their government officials grew fat and sleek by buying Russian gas cheap and selling it dear, pocketing the difference.

Nobody commented that it was actually U.S sanctions on Iran which prevented the subservient E.U. from pursuing contracts with a competing supplier of gas; except Vladimir Putin that is, who did observe dryly that an independent E.U. could organize an additional supplier. Some years later, during the U.S. assault on Libya, no E.U. voices of concern were raised regarding those particular energy contracts with European nations, just one of which was to deliver a 50-year supply to Switzerland.

Once the E.U. absorbed the geostrategic message the U.S. was sending, Brussels developed a legislative and regulatory attack on Russia’s Nord Stream pipeline and the proposed South Stream pipeline. Both pipelines’ routing was designed to avoid the Ukrainian problem.

The E.U. response to Russia’s pipeline resolution has been three measures: the 2006 Energy Community declaration, the 2020 Climate and Energy Package (CEP) and the Third Energy Package (TEP). The effect of those measures is to force all of Europe, nations both inside and outside of the E.U., into a single energy market subservient to EU policy, which is one of reverse economic blackmail against Russia.

A perverse consequence of the TEP, for instance, would be to permit the EU’s anti-monopoly initiatives against Gazprom to kill Russia’s hefty investment in the South Stream and Nord Stream projects and even theoretically allow the EU to expropriate Russian assets to non-Russian companies. (For a thorough discussion of the E.U. initiatives and their likely consequences, see here.)

Once Ukraine’s elected government was eliminated, the U.S. went right to work developing further its contribution to the scam.

Hunter Biden’s earlier March appointment to the board of Burisma Holdings Ltd, Ukraine’s largest natural gas producer, at first appeared to be a garden variety example of nepotism involving a US vice-president improperly arranging a no-work cash flow for his son. But, to the contrary, it turns out Hunter Biden has a full plate, insuring that the anticipated spoils of the US-led intrusion into Ukraine fall into the correct hands; big pairs of which will belong to the Biden family’s and the heist’s other multinational and congressional key players’ supporters.

In fact, Hunter Biden is an old Ukrainian hand. Prior to his appointment to Burisma’s board, Biden fils was a director of the U.S. State Department’s National Endowment for Democracy subsidiary National Democratic Institute, where he built up opposition parties first for the 2004 U.S.-engineered “Orange Revolution” and, later, the 2014 U.S.-engineered “Euromaidan” protests.

In the course of those ten years, Hunter Biden would have gotten to know steel and pipeline billionaire Victor Pinchuk, an enthusiastic supporter and financier of the Maidan protests earlier this year, who is also former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma’s son-in-law and is well-known for sponsoring an annual gabfest for international political and financial elite at a Tsarist-era palace on the Black Sea. Despite being a generous multimillion dollar donor to the Clinton Foundation, Pinchuk was smart enough to acquire allies on both sides of the aisle, developing a relationship with Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) when he was mayor of Nashville. Pinchuk then parlayed his Corker relationship into ones with various top shelf neocons, including Karl Rove and that ever present spitball of American imperialism, Senator John McCain.

This spring Corker rounded-up Senators McCain, Marco Rubio and Lamar Alexander and 23 others in support of Senate Bill 227, the Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014. The bill is a veritable cornucopia of imperial dreaming, imposing as it does travel bans on and asset freezes of Russian officials, including Vladimir Putin and Sergei Medvedev, and corporate officers of prominent Russian banks and energy firms. It provides for a stepped-up program of broadcasting propaganda into countries of the former Soviet Union, including Russia, along with the transfer of U.S. intelligence to Ukraine.

The bill further targets Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldava for de facto if not de jure Nato membership with $100 million in lethal military equipment and assistance, which means Nato bases and joint military exercises. It increases funding for NGO fifth-column cover operations in targeted FSU countries and former “captive nations.” The bill also provides for a stop to nuclear arms reductions authorized by the 2010 New START treaty between the U.S. and Russia. And, of course, the bill bestows further gifts on the U.S. fracking and liquefied natural gas industries, the latter being a somewhat fanciful substitution for Russian energy in that decades of FedGov energy policies have insured that the U.S. has no liquid gas export terminals.”

Putin, Messiah of the new empire, claims Eurasianist neo-right

At  The Fourth Political Theory, there’ s an interview with Boris Nad from the fascistic Eurasian neo-Right.

Interestingly, it reinforces Christian Zionist theories of Putin as the coming end-times despot:

BORIS NAD:

According to Christian belief, these are the “end times”, which precede the arrival of the Antichrist.

According to the Indian doctrine, we are living in the last in a series of regressive cycles, in Kali Yuga.

The only measure of it is money, tangible value. The man here is just an economic animal, who lives only for his own pleasure. Liberal ideology is based on the acceptance of a universal selfishness, and in fact is its only legitimate criterion. It is pragmatic and commercial. This is legalized corruption.

How does it stand up?

The Eurasian answer is ideocrasy: the state must be built from the top to bottom, with the primacy of the spiritual impulse.

Lila: This is pure fascism and echoes to the word the  ideology expressed openly by the so-called  “Vulcans” – the neo-conservatives, down to the imagery of the creative fire or spark of Jupiter. This is a variant of the philosophy I termed Promethean in LOE in 2005.

This is an apparent contradiction to the mercantile, pragmatic, and utilitarian.

It is a hierarchical rule of the spirit, as opposed to the order of trade;

empire, red or white, as opposed to the commercial, democratic republic, Sparta versus Athens , Rome versus Carthage, in a word – Continent versus the Sea.

We must drive out the merchants from the temple. Only spirit can oppose universal liberal corruption, and it is this principle that has to be built in the state.”

ROBERT SCHMADTKE:

“You use a bunch of “occult” symbols like the sign of Jupiter or Jupiter’s flash, the Chaos Star and so on. At the same time people become more aware of occultism in the highest circles ruling the earth from the shadows – the actors are not even known to most of us – bloggers speculate and estimate the most horrible motivations behind all of this.”

BORIS NAD:

“Jupiter’s flash, for example means something good like hope, an unexpected, lucky happening, times of pulsing life that bring positive changes with them, but chaos magic and such might frighten many people, especially because of the Jesus archetype in all of us, evenMuslims – what do you think, will they accept the new theory, find faith in it?

BORIS NAD:

Political doctrines and ideologies of our time are only distorted and largely or completely secularized, ancient forms of religious concepts and ideas.

They have their distant, degenerate and late echo, devoid of its religious essence. But even in such form, often distorted beyond recognition, they still maintain their original archetypal content, together with a surprisingly large number of people. On the other hand, the masses are not able to accept the many concepts and ideas. Should it be surprising that there are profound differences between what is presented to the masses, and what the elite believe, or the pseudo-elite? But “at the end of time,” the truth is close at hand, but only rarely recognized. Symbols and archetypes work even if we are not conscious of them – especially then. The Archetype of Savior – Christ, hence the effect on Muslims or Buddhists, the archetype of God’s prophets too. Hindus know the nine avatars – the tenth is still expected. For Christians, Orthodox Christians, in particular, it is the second coming of Christ, the time of destruction and chaos, and time of the new birth. The end of one cycle, the beginning of a new one.

ROBERT SCHMADTKE:

Prof. Dugin, you and the other theoreticists found a way to syncretize all these different influences, so if you don’t mind, I’d like to ask you about the influence of freemasonry on you and also on president Putin. Do you belong to any lodge?

BORIS NAD:

I have no knowledge about whether Putin belongs to a Masonic lodge. And I do not think it is particularly important.

As for me personally, however there are authors who belonged to Freemasonry and were to some extent, an influence on me. But this applies to the 18th and 19th century, not the modern Masons. Was I a member of a lodge? If I was, do you think I’d admit that?

ROBERT SCHMADTKE:

Some people know, that former Russian President Michail Gorbachev gave permission to international freemasonry to do, what they usually do, as they call it philanthropy, and think perhaps he got his job from them. Stalin is claimed to have been a high grade freemason, but during the cold war, freemasons’ activities were officially prohibited. Did they continue in a covert way after Stalin’s exclusion? How was it exactly, did he step out or was he thrown out of it?

BORIS NAD:

The influence of Freemasonry is probably much more important in some of the earlier epochs of history than it is today. I do not think that the Masons in our time are especially influential. There is, after all, a series of secret societies, some of which still remain truly secret and are able to drive or to significantly influence the course of historical events. Masonry would be, in this case, only the outer mantle, beneath which hide the true secret organizations, which represent genuine religious principles.

ROBERT SCHMADTKE:

It’s also said, that Putin at least was a member of the Royal Arc Lodge, which actually has no typical signs of freemasonry on its celebrating coats, there’s this picture where Putin together with George W. Bush and a Chinese functioner together walk on a lawn, smiling happily. Do you want to tell me about this development, give me insights? Did Putin perhaps step out of the lodge because of better influence by Prof. Dugin and friends?

BORIS NAD:

There is one very inspired author, whose concepts correspond to the theme of geopolitical conspiracy, “The great war of continents”, about which wrote Dugin – Jean Parvulesco.

It is a kind of geopolitical mysticism. For him it is a new Eurasian empire, Empire of the End Times, for which the right person is, according to Parvulesco, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.

For Parvulesco, “Putin is the direct emanation of the secret revolutionary groups of the Armed Forces of the Soviet Union”.

For Putin there’s almost a sacred role. He is a true messiah of the new empire. Parvulesco claims that Putin was prepared for its mission for years. It makes its appearance in a moment of dramatic change. At this point, it is barely discernible, considered Parvulesco, but it will soon become apparent. ”

See more at: http://www.4pt.su/en/content/face-face-godgod#sthash.rnKb8EIK.dpuf

Did Sephardic Jews create modern Turkey and Saudi Arabia?

UPDATE:

According to Wikipedia, the Banu Hanifa of Najd, a Christian tribe that once controlled extensive land in Arabia, gave birth to the ancestors of the Sauds (no citation).

ORIGINAL POST

This is the second part of a two-part piece on the Donmeh  and their secretive manipulation of the Middle East, written in 2011 by Wayne Madsen (of the Madsen Report) for Strategic-Culture.org.

The Donmeh constitute an affluent crypto-Jewish, neo-Sabbatean group in Turkey that practices endogamy and has considerable political influence.

[I've added links, some sub-headings, bolding, and notes . My notes are in green.]

[Read Part One: The Donmeh and Turkey]

Madsen, Part Two: The Donmeh and the House of Saud:

THE 2002 IRAQI REPORT ON THE ORIGINS OF THE HOUSE OF SAUD

What will surprise those who may already be surprised about the Dönmeh connection to Turkey, is the Dönmeh connection to the House of Saud in Saudi Arabia.

An Iraqi Mukhabarat (General Military Intelligence Directorate) Top Secret report, “The Emergence of Wahhabism and its Historical Roots,”dated September 2002.

Lila: The study begins on page 8. of the pdf linked above.

and released on March 13, 2008, by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency in translated English form, points to the Dönmeh roots of the founder of the Saudi Wahhabi sect of Islam, Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab.

THE MEMOIRS OF MR. HUMFER, THE BRITISH SPY

Much of the information is gleaned from the memoirs of a “Mr. Humfer,” (as spelled in the DIA report, “Mr. Hempher” as spelled the historical record) a British spy who used the name “Mohammad,” claimed to be an Azeri who spoke Turkish, Persian, and Arabic and who made contact with Wahhab in the mid-18th century with a view of creating a sect of Islam that would eventually bring about an Arab revolt against the Ottomans and pave the way for the introduction of a Jewish state in Palestine. Humfer’s memoirs are recounted by the Ottoman writer and admiral Ayyub Sabri Pasha in his 1888 work, The Beginning and Spreading of Wahhabism.”

LINK: Ayyub Sabri Pasha, “The Beginning and Spreading of Wahhabism,” 1888, republished Waqf Ikhlas, Istanbul, 1995

LINK: Confessions of a British spy and British enmity against Islam,” Waqf Ikhlas Publications No. 14, Istanbul 2001.

LINK:  “The Hidden Hand: Middle East Fears and Conspiracy,” Daniel Pipes, St. Martin’s Press, NY, 1996 pp. 211-213.

The neoconservative polemicist dismisses the Hempher story as evidence of Muslim conspiracy-mongering, but provides no evidence for his dismissal. I will follow up on the claim that the Hempher story is a hoax concocted by Sufis who detested the strict Wahhabi sect and is being disseminated by Western journalists to destabilize the House of Saud, which is the final goal of the neo-conservative plan for the Middle East, as described in The Project for a New American Century.

LILA: “The Jews of Al-Dunamah,” Dr. Mustafa Turan (Tawran), Translation of Kamal Al Khawjah, Dar Al Kutub, Al Masriyyah, Cairo, 1989, page 14 cited on page 20 of the Iraqi report. Link to book not found.

In his book, “The Dönmeh Jews,” D. Mustafa Turan writes that Wahhab’s grandfather, Tjen Sulayman, was actually Tjen Shulman, a member of the Jewish community of Basra, Iraq.

The Iraqi intelligence report also states that in his book, “The Dönmeh Jews and the Origin of the Saudi Wahhabis,” Rifat Salim Kabar

(LILA: Link to book not found).

reveals that Shulman eventually settled in the Hejaz, in the village of al-Ayniyah what is now Saudi Arabia, where his grandson founded the Wahhabi sect of Islam. The Iraqi intelligence report states that Shulman had been banished from Damascus, Cairo, and Mecca for his “quackery.”

SHULMAN, THE GRANDFATHER OF MUHAMMAD WAHHAB

In the village, Shulman sired Abdul Wahhab. Abdel Wahhab’s son, Muhammad, founded modern Wahhabism.

The Iraqi report also makes some astounding claims about the Saud family.

It cites Abdul Wahhab Ibrahim al-Shammari’s book, “The Wahhabi Movement: The Truth and Roots”

 LILA: Al-Shammari, Abd-al-Wahab,”The True Wahabi Movement and The Roots,” Dar Al-’Urubah,Beirut 1992 A.D. Link not found.

which states that King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, the first Kingdom of Saudi Arabia monarch, was descended from Mordechai bin Ibrahim bin Moishe, a Jewish merchant also from Basra.

In Nejd, Moishe joined the Aniza tribe and changed his name to Markhan bin Ibrahim bin Musa. Eventually, Mordechai married off his son, Jack Dan, who became Al-Qarn, to a woman from the Anzah tribe of the Nejd.

From this union, the future Saud family was born.

The Iraqi intelligence document reveals that the researcher Mohammad Sakher was the subject of a Saudi contract murder hit for his examination into the Sauds’ Jewish roots.

FORGERY OF SAUD-WAHHAB DESCENT FROM PROPHET MOHAMMED

In  Said Nasir’s book, “The History of the Saud Family”

it is maintained that in 1943, the Saudi ambassador to Egypt, Abdullah bin Ibrahim al Muffadal, paid Muhammad al Tamami to forge a family tree showing that the Sauds and Wahhabs were one family that descended directly from the Prophet Mohammed.

LINK: “The House of Saud in Commerce,” Sharaf Sabri, 2001. A family tree of the House of Saud can be seen on page 293. I cannot list the whole table, but it says that the Saud ancestor Miqria is descended from Rabia Bin Mane, Emir of Diriyiah and Mohammed (died, 6500). Miqria’s son was Mohammed, father of Saud (died, 1725), the founder of the House of Saud.

At the outset of World War I, a Jewish British officer from India, David Shakespeare, met with Ibn Saud in Riyadh and later led a Saudi army that defeated a tribe opposed to Ibn Saud.

In 1915, Ibn Saud met with the British envoy to the Gulf region, Bracey Cocas. Cocas made the following offer to Ibn Saud: “I think this is a guarantee for your endurance as it is in the interest of Britain that the Jews have a homeland and existence, and Britain’s interests are, by all means, in your interest.”

Ibn Saud, the descendant of Dönmeh from Basra, responded: “Yes, if my acknowledgement means so much to you, I acknowledge thousand times granting a homeland to the Jews in Palestine or other than Palestine.”

BALFOUR’S LETTER SUPPORTING CREATION OF ISRAEL

Two years later, British Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour, in a letter to Baron Walter Rothschild, a leader of the British Zionists, stated: “His Majesty’s government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people . . .”

The deal had the tacit backing of two of the major players in the region, both descendant from Dönmeh Jews who supported the Zionist cause, Kemal Ataturk and Ibn Saud.

The present situation in the Middle East should be seen in this light but the history of the region has been purged by certain religious and political interests for obvious reasons.

After World War I, the British facilitated the coming to power of the Saud regime in the former Hejaz and Nejd provinces of the Ottoman Empire.

SAUDIS AND KEMALISTS ATTACK SUNNIS AND SHIAS

The Sauds established Wahhabism as the state religion of the new Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and, like the Kemalist Dönmeh in Turkey, began to move against other Islamic beliefs and sects, including the Sunnis and Shi’as.

The Wahhabi Sauds accomplished what the Kemalist Dönmeh were able to achieve in Turkey: a fractured Middle East that was ripe for Western imperialistic designs and laid the groundwork for the creation of the Zionist state of Israel.

DONMEH DEEP STATES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Deep states and Dönmeh

During two visits to Turkey in 2010, I had the opportunity of discussing the Ergenekon “deep state” with leading Turkish officials. It was more than evident that discussions about the Ergenekon network and its “foreign” connections are a highly-sensitive subject. However, it was also whispered by one high-ranking Turkish foreign policy official that there were other “deep states” in surrounding nations and Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Syria were mentioned by name.

MY COMMENT

What is most interesting to me  about this piece is the timing. The piece came out in 2011 and was disseminated all over the net in 2013.

However, none of this information is new. The influence of the Donmeh, for example, is well-known to experts in religion, even in the West.  The information was also widely published on the Internet nearly ten years ago on what are called anti-Semitic or white nationalist sites.

Note: I first incorrectly identified the blog as belonging to John Kaminski, not Bjerknes and have corrected it below.

LINK: Christopher Jon Bjerknes’ blog: JewishRacism.

(I don’t support Bjerknes’ positions. I am simply showing that this information was out on the web.

LINK: Bjerknes wrote about the Donmeh in 2006

Another Jewish journalist wrote a piece about the Donmeh origin of Kemal Ataturk in the mainstream.

LINK: New York Sun, 2007:

Its strongest item was a chapter in a long-forgotten autobiography of the Hebrew journalist, Itamar Ben-Avi, who described in his book a chance meeting on a rainy night in the late winter of 1911 in the bar of a Jerusalem hotel with a young Turkish captain.

Tipsy from too much arak, the captain confided to Ben-Avi that he was Jewish and recited the opening Hebrew words of the Shema Yisra’el or “Hear O Israel” prayer, which almost any Jew or Doenmeh — but no Turkish Muslim — would have known.

QUESTION:  When this information is ignored for several years and then resurfaces around the time the Middle East is being progressively destabilized, should this be treated as disinformation at this point?

QUESTION: Do these revelations (whether accurate or not) contribute to the destabilization of the area by discrediting existing regimes in a way that helps the NWO by legitimizing the Arab Spring and undermining conservative regimes of any kind, by association?

The Donmeh and the House of Saud (continued)

Considering the links between Ergenekon and the Dönmeh in Turkey and the close intelligence and military links between the Dönmeh-descendent Sauds and Wahhabis in Arabia, the reports of close links between ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his intelligence chief Omar Suleiman and the Binyamin Netanyahu government in Israel may be seen in an entirely new light…

WHY ERDOGAN SUPPORTED REVOLUTION

And it would explain Erdogan’s support for Egypt’s revolution: in Turkey, it was a democratic revolution that curbed the influence of the Dönmeh. The influence of Wahhabi Salafists in Libya’s new government also explains why Erdogan was keen on establishing relations with the Benghazi-based rebels to help supplant the influence of the Wahhabis, the natural allies of his enemies, the Dönmeh (Ergenekon) of Turkey.

Erdogan’s desire to set the historical record straight by restoring history purged by the Kemalists and Dönmeh has earned him vitriolic statements from Israel’s government that he is a neo-Ottomanist who is intent on forming an alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab countries.

Clearly, the Dönmeh and their Zionist brethren in Israel and elsewhere are worried about Dönmeh and Zionist historical revisionism, including their role in the Armenian and Assyrian genocide, and their genocide denial being exposed.

In Egypt, which was once an Ottoman realm, it was a popular revolution that tossed out what may have amounted to the Dönmeh with regard to the Mubarak regime. The Egyptian “Arab Spring” also explains why the Israelis were quick to kill six Egyptian border police so soon after nine Turkish passengers were killed aboard the Mavi Marmara, some in execution style, by Israeli troops.

DONMEH-HASIDIC DOCTRINE AND THE AMALEKITES

Dönmeh doctrine is rife with references to the Old Testament Amalekites, a nomadic tribe ordered attacked by the Hebrews from Egypt by the Jewish God to make room for Moses’s followers in the southern region of Palestine.

In the Book of Judges, God unsuccessfully commands Saul: “Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, and infant, ox, and sheep, camel and donkey.”

The Dönmeh, whose doctrine is also present in Hasidic and other orthodox sects of Judaism, appear to have no problem substituting the Armenians, Assyrians, Turks, Kurds, Egyptians, Iraqis, Lebanese, Iranians, and Palestinians for the Amalekites in carrying out their military assaults and pogroms.

With reformist governments in Turkey and Egypt much more willing to look into the background of those who have split the Islamic world, Ataturk in Turkey and Mubarak in Egypt, the Sauds are likely very much aware that it is only a matter of time before their links, both modern and historical, to Israel will be fully exposed.

It makes sense that the Sauds have been successful in engineering a dubious plot involving Iranian government agents trying to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington in an unnamed Washington, DC restaurant. The Iraqi intelligence report could have been referring to the Zionists and Dönmeh when it stated, “it strives to . . . [the] killing of Muslims, destructing, and promoting the turmoil.” In fact, the Iraqi intelligence report was referring to the Wahhabis.

With new freedom in Turkey and Egypt to examine their pasts, there is more reason for Israel and its supporters, as well as the Sauds, to suppress the true histories of the Ottoman Empire, secular Turkey, the origins of Israel, and the House of Saud.

With various players now angling for war with Iran, the true history of the Dönmeh and their influence on past and current events in the Middle East becomes more important.”

LILA: There is another book alleging a Jewish creation of the House of Saud:

LINK: “Black Terror, White Soldiers,” David Livingstone.”

LINK: Livingstone’s Website.

Torat Hamelech: Killing Gentile civilians & children permissible

Torat Hamelech was a book written in in 2009 by two Rabbis of a West Bank yeshiva, codifying the rules under which it was permissible (or not) for Jews to kill Gentiles.

The book  deemed it permissible, under Jewish law, to kill civilians who merely supported or expressed approval of anti-Israeli governments,  noted that Jews should not be obliged to violate the Sabbath to save non-Jewish lives, and appeared to approve the murder of innocent civilians, including children, if they might grow up to be evil.

Its publication led to a storm in Israel and the investigation of the authors.

But in 2012 the investigation ended, with no indictment.

On July 7, 2014, Israeli parliamentarian Ayelet Shaked (a woman) called for all Palestinian mothers to be killed before they give birth to any more “little snakes.”

From journalist Max Blumenthal:

Why is Torat Hamelech so explosive?

Yuval Dror, an Israeli journalist and academic, excerpted some of the book’s most incendiary passages.

What appeared was Jewish exclusivism in its most extreme form, with non-Jews deemed permissible to kill, or Rodef, for the most inconsequential of wartime acts, including providing moral support to gentile armies.

The book is a virtual manual for Jewish extremist terror designed to justify the mass slaughter of civilians. And in that respect, it is not entirely different from the Israeli military’s Dahiya Doctrine, or Asa Kasher and Amos Yadlin’s concept of “asymmetrical warfare.”

The key difference seems to be the crude, almost childlike logic the book’s author, Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira, marshals to justify the killing of non-Jewish civilians.

Here are passages from Torat Hamelech, as excerpted by Dror and translated by Dena Bugel-Shunra: II.

Thou Shalt Not Commit Murder Maimonides wrote in the Halachas of Murder, Chapter A, Halacha A:

He who kills one soul of Israel violates a prohibition, as it is said “thou shalt not commit murder, and if he committed murder maliciously, in front of witnesses, his death shall be by the sword… It is therefore made explicit that the “thou shalt not commit murder” prohibition refers only to a Jew who kills a Jew, and not to a Jew who kills a gentile, even if that gentile is one of the righteous among the nations… we have derived that from the verse “thou shalt not commit murder”, one cannot learn that there is a prohibition on killing a gentile. (Page 17-18) VIII.

Conclusion I. A gentile must not kill his friend, and if he has killed, he must die.

II. The prohibition “thou shalt not commit murder” refers to a Jew who kills another Jew.

III. A Jew who kills a gentile is not required to die.

IV. The prohibition on a Jew killing a gentile derives from the fact that a gentile is not allowed to kill a gentile. (Page 27)

I. A gentile is killed for one death, and with one judge A gentile who violates one of the seven rules [of Noah] must be killed, and he is killed based on the word of one witness and with one judge and with no warning.

II. A witness becomes a judge For the Sons of Noah [gentiles] the witness can himself be a judge. This mean: if one person saw the other committing a crime – he can judge him and kill him for this, as he is the witness and he is the judge… Moses [moshe rabbenu] saw the Egyptian hitting a man of Israel, and killed him for that. So there Moses is the witness and is the judge, and this does not delay the carrying out of the law upon the Egyptian. (Pp. 49-50)

What transpires from these matters is that when you judge a gentile for crimes that he has committed – you must also consider the question of whether he has repented, and if he has – he must not be killed… moreover: it is better that the gentile repent than that we kill him.

If we come upon a gentile who does not abide by the Seven Laws [of Noah], and the importance of abiding by them can be explain to him, so he will repent – we would prefer to choose that path, and not judge an kill him. (page 70)

It is explained in Yerushalmi [codex] that when a [child of] Israel [a Jew] is in danger of his life, as people tell him ‘kill this particular gentile or you will be killed’ – is permitted to kill the gentile to save himself… and the [interpreters of the law]

Rashi and Maimonides say that the law of requiring to die rather than commit the crime is only valid in case of a Jew against another Jew, not in the case of a Jew against a stranger living among them…

[Lila: Contrast this with the Torah, where God specifically commands the Israelites to treat strangers with compunction, because of their own experience of exile.]

It is clear from these statements that when the choice is between losing the life of a stranger living among them and losing the life of a child of Israel [a Jew] – the simple decision is to permit [the killing]. (Pp. 157-158)

When the question is of a life of a gentile weighed against the life of a child of Israel [Jew], the initial proposal returns, which is that a Jew can violate law in order to save himself, as what is at stake is the soul [life] of a Jew – which supersedes the entire Torah [code of law] - in contrast with the life of a stranger living among us, which does not permit any Torah prohibition to be superseded. (page 162)

To save the life of a gentile, one does not violate the Sabbath rules, and it is clear from this that his life is not like the value of the life of a child of Israel, so it may be used for the purpose of saving the life of a child of Israel. (page 167)

An enemy soldier in the corps of intelligence, logistics, and so forth aids the army that fights against us. A soldier in the enemy’s medical corps is also considered a “rodef” [villain who is actively chasing a Jew], as without the medical corps the army will be weaker., and the medical corps also encourages and strengthens the fighters, and helps them kill us. A civilian who supports fighters is also consider Rodef, and may be killed… anyone who helps the army of the evil people in any way, strengthens the murderers and is considered to be Rodef. (page 184)

III. Support and encouragement A civilian who encourages the war - gives the king and the soldiers the strength to continue with it. Therefore, every citizen in the kingdom that is against us, who encourages the warriors or expresses satisfaction about their actions, is considered Rodef and his killing is permissible. Also considered Rodef is any person who weakens our kingdom by speech and so forth. (p. 185)

We are permitted to save ourselves from the Rodef people. It is not important who we start with, as long as we kill the Rodef people, and save ourselves from the danger they pose. And see for yourself: if you say that the fact that there are many of them brings up the question of whom to start with, and that that question is supposed to delay us from saving for ourselves - why it stands to reason: the existence of any one of them postpones the salivation, and this is the reason to treat each and every one as a complete Rodef, and to kill him, so he will not cause this ‘life-threatening’ question… Whoever is in a situation where it is clear that he will chase and danger us in the future - it is not necessary to give it fine consideration as to whether at this moment, exactly, he is actively helping the chasing [harassment?] of us. (Pp. 186-187)

X. People who were forced to partner with the enemy We have dealt, so far, with gentiles whose evil means that there is a reason to kill them. We will now turn to discuss those who are not interested in war and object to it with all force… We will start with a soldier, who is party to fighting against us, but is doing so only because he has been forced by threats to take part in the war. If he was threatened with loss of money and such things - he is completely evil. There is no permission to take part in chasing and killing due to fear of loss of money, and if he does so -he is a Rodef in every definition thereof. And if he was threatened that if he would not participate in the war, he would be killed - according to the MAHARAL [rabbi]… just as he is permitted to kill others - so, too, can others (even gentiles)kill him, so we will not die. And for this reason, according to the MAHARAL, it is simply evident that such a soldier may be killed. And according to the Parashat Drachim [rabbi? Or possibly book of law?] - he must not participate in the murdering even if he must give his life due to this. And if he does so [participates] - he is evil and may be killed, like any other Rodef. We will remind, again, that this discusses all types of participation in the war: a fighter, a support soldier, civilian assistance, or various types of encouragement and support. (P. 196)

XVI. Infants When discussing the killing of babies and children - why on the one hand, we see them as complete innocents, as they have no knowledge, and therefore are not to be sentenced for having violated the Seven Laws, and they are not to be ascribed evil intent. But on the other side, there is great fear of their actions when they grow up… in any event, we learn that there is an opinion that it is right to hurt infants if it is clear that they will grow up to harm us, and in such a situation the damage will be directed specifically at them. (Pp. 205-200)

IV. Killing the enemy like killing our own men If the king is permitted to kill his own men for the purpose of war - that same opinion also holds with regard to people who belong to the evil kingdom. In a war of righteous people against evil people, we assume that the evil will eventually hurt us all, if we let it raise its head, and the people of the evil kingdom will also suffer from it.

We are, in fact, arguing to any person from the evil kingdom: if you belong to the evil king - you are liable to be killed for helping murderers; and if you do not help him - you should help us, and it is permissible to kill you as we kill our own people (as we are all in trouble together, and in such a situation it is permissible to kill the few in order to save the many.)

This theory also permits intentional hurting of babies and of innocent people, if this is necessary for the war against the evil people. For example: If hurting the children of an evil king will put great pressure on him that would prevent him from acting in an evil manner - they can be hurt (even without the theory that it is evident that they will be evil when they grow up.) (P. 215)

VII. Revenge One of the needs which exists, in the hurting of [Evil people?] is the revenge. In order to beat [win the war against] the evil people, we must act with them in a manner of revenge, as tit versus tat…

In other words, revenge is a necessary need in order to turn the evil-doing into something that does not pay off, and make righteousness grow stronger; and as great as the evil is - so is the greatness of the action needed against it. (Pp. 216-217)

Sometimes, one does evil deeds that are meant to create a correct balance of fear, and a situation in which evil actions do not pay off… and in accordance with this calculus, the infants are not killed for their evil, but due to the fact that there is a general need of everyone to take revenge on the evil people, and the infants are the ones whose killing will satisfy this need; and they can also be viewed as the ones who are set aside from among a faction, as reality has chosen them to be the ones whose killing will save all of them [the others from that faction?] and prevent evildoing later on.

Lila: In other words, these extremist Rabbis are guilty of the very terrorism against civilians and children of which they accuse gentiles.

Hare-Krishna Movement Being Subverted by NWO Moles

Update 3:

See Daniel 7: 25 on what the anti-Christ will do:

.”…..He (shall) think to change times and laws………”

Gill’s Exposition:

“And think to change times and laws: to alter the forms and constitutions of kingdoms, and the customs and usages of them; yea, to set up and pull down kings at pleasure; see Daniel 2:21, or to change the use of times and seasons, by setting apart days as holy for canonized saints; and appointing such days in a week, and such a season in the year, for abstinence from meats; and even to change the laws of God and man, by dispensing with both, and making new ones of his own:

 

Update 1:

Examples of GBC gurus flouting the guru (authorized teacher) and the parampara (tradition):

(1) The GBC (Governing Body Commission) tried to copyright Hare Krishna and Sankirtana, against ISKCON founder Srila Prabhupada’s express wishes.

Meanwhile, they were denigrating his style of teaching as charismatic and authoritarian.

They even accused him falsely of sex-crimes, while their own members stood accused of much worse.

[Here is a link to a gallery of what the author calls "bogus" Hare-Krishna gurus (all whites, apparently), many of them homosexuals and some pedophiles, none of which is remotely orthodox or traditional.]

Note: I cannot attest to the veracity of these charges and link to them only to show the nature of the accusations against these new gurus.

2) A GBC guru teaches consequentialism and claims to find it in the Bhagavad Gita; taking an antagonistic position to his own guru; and playing down Srila Prabhupada’s strict and correct teaching on homosexuality:

In a Bhagavatam purport (3.20.26), Srila Prabhupada says that “It appears here that the homosexual appetite of males for each other is created in this episode of the creation of the demons by Brahma.”

But Maharaja says, “Yet although homosexuality is said to have existed since the dawn of creation, the Bhagavatam does not explicitly describe nor proscribe it.”

[3] But then what does it mean to call Srila Prabhupada’s statement a purport, wherein Prabhupada explicitly describes it and proscribes it? If Srila Prabhupada’s purport does not convey the intended meaning of shastra, then it is faulty (and why even pretend to call it a “purport”?), and if it is faulty it has no authority.”

NOTE:

I have an abiding affection and respect for the Torah, the Kabbalah and Zohar, despite my dislike for some things in them. I also see Jews as very similar to Indians in their abilities and in their flaws. I believe there are some deep cultural and racial ties between the two peoples that have been obscured by mainstream history.

However, there’s no sense in pussy-footing around this topic, which is central to the whole global-government racket.

The Rothschild cabal uses its co-ethnics and co-religionists as the hit-men in its schemes, just as it used them during the Russian Revolution.

The hit-men often do not know the role they play or are so traumatized by propaganda about unremitting, uncaused persecution that they cannot see through their manipulation or the nature of their provocation of other people.

In the end, innocent Jewish people, sincere followers of the Torah or the Talmud, suffer the back-lash.  To them I offer my apologies for any offense I might give.

ORIGINAL POST

Mukunda Das at HareKrishna.com makes the charge that the ISKCON (International Society of Krishna Consciousness) has been infiltrated and subverted by “global religion” advocates, just as traditional Catholicism was, according to many sources.

This subversion is in the direction of “diacritical theology.”

“Diacritical theology” supports anti-orthodox, leftist interpretations of Hinduism, pluralism aka multi-culturalism, liberalism (anti-traditionalism), and academic theorizing.

It is against agamic, traditional, orthodox, and practice-based religion:

Devotees since the inauguration of ISKCON have recognized the role that Jewish background devotees (JBD’s, for the purpose of simplification) have played in ISKCON. This is no secret.

If one speaks of this in positive and glowing terms it is thoroughly accepted without comment.

If anyone has a realization or evidence that shows the JBD’s in a lesser light, it is strongly denounced as Anti-Semitic.

Lila: Here is the link to the accusation of anti-Semitism, made by  Nrsimhananda Das.]

Mukunda Das (continued):

Surely there is no harm in intelligently discussing the subject of the Jewish influence in our movement without resorting to being labeled as an Anti-Semite or being labeled a Bigot….. ….

..Having said all of this, I would like to ask Nrsimhananda prabhu why he has only pointed out his opinion of me being Anti-Semitic, and did not make comment on the real issues?

The issue is that when you analyze the movement’s development towards academia, liberalism, pluralism, corporatism, and impersonalism, you will find devotees who hail from a Jewish background.

The real issue is that these JBD’s are steering the movement into becoming a generic religion and using academia and interfaith ideologies to do so. These JBD’s don’t make public their papers and ideas, which are well guarded by the walls of academia and cries of Anti-Semitism by apologists and uneducated disciples and associates.

We know that these JBD’s are being very secretive in publishing their views and opinions.

If you logged onto the ISKCON administered Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies website, you will find Dr. Kenneth Valpey’s (Krishna Kshetra prabhu’s) papers are presented in a list of many other lecturers.

The only problem is that his papers are not downloadable nor are Madhavi Nevader’s “A Jewish understanding of monotheism in the Hebrew bible: In conversation with Hindu perspectives.”

Both Dr. Kenneth Valpey’s and Madhavi Nevader’s are not, but the other lecturer’s lectures are freely available and easily downloadable.

Try and find a copy of Tamal’s Thesis.”

[Lila: Despite his name, Tamal Krishna Goswami is of American and Jewish extraction. All the maha-bhagvats, the senior leaders, are American Jews. Not one is Indian!]

Mukunda Das (cont):

Dr Lipner, Tamal Krishna Goswami’s handler, states in Tamal’s Obituary:

“He placed the last chapter of his dissertation on my desk before he left for India. We were due to discuss it the week after his return. It is my intention to seek to publish the thesis in his name after due formalities have been seen to.”

Dr Lipner, a Professor at Cambridge University England, has not to date published or made public the work of the student he glorified so much. It has now been seven years since Tamal Krishna Goswami’s demise.

Nrsimhananda prabhu, if you looked at the Jewish influence in our movement from a simple statistical point of view and compared it by world population standard, the Jewish people number some .2 percent of the world population. That is Point Two Percent.

If this math is correct, then if there were 10,000 active devotees in the movement there will be only 20 devotees who come from a Jewish background.

I think you will find that there are many more than that number. What that means is not of interest here. What is of interest is how many devotees in leadership and senior positions in ISKCON are JBD’s.

You will certainly see that a disproportionate number of our leaders are of Jewish background. As Kailasa Candra dasa mentioned in his article ““ISKCON” Gurus, Initiations, and Party Men”: “In America, Jews account for less than three percent of the population.

But six of these eleven pretender maha-bhagavats, so-called Zonal Acaryas, were of Jewish descent.”

[Lila: Here is a piece on the misbehavior of these NWO  Zonal Acharyas:

One of the European Zonal Acaryas was engaged in LSD ecstacies, and, although this was covered up for years, that bluff could not last long. A West Coast Zonal got implicated in criminal activities, some of them violent, and he was relegated to the same bad boy status as TKG (eventually culminating in excommunication a few years later). Another European Zonal in due course became exposed for lavish expenditures and gold bathroom fixtures. Two of the “new gurus” became either rumored to be involved in or directly implicated in separate homosexual activities. Worst of all, the Zonal who was the chief scribe produced a very offensive and misleading biography of Srila Prabhupada." ]

Mukunda Das (cont):

That’s well over fifty percent of the so-called successors. Why so many Jews?

TKG, himself of Jewish decent, was the man exemplifying the whole scheme. Was it some kind of Jewish cabal?”

The fact is that there is a disproportional number of JBD’s to non-JBD’s in the leadership of our movement, especially when you are referring to world population statistics.

[Lila: It is no use to suggest this number is due to high Ashkenazi IQ's, hard-work, and superior genetics, because there are countless exemplary Indian gurus and academics who could well occupy the same positions.

Also, Brahmins, especially Tamil Brahmins, have IQs as high, if not higher, than Ashkenazim.

Finally, the Indian gurus' command of the language and culture must naturally be much greater than that of a majority of foreigners.

By contrast, imagine if the majority of Rabbis in Israel were  of American Baptist origin or the majority of the College of Cardinals in Rome were African  converts from Islam...or the majority of  senior Imams in Iran were originally Christianized Israelis....well, one cannot even imagine such things, because they're so ridiculous. ]

For example, if there were conservatively speaking 300 senior leaders in our movement, according to world population statistics at least 0.6 of them will be JBD’s.

That is, only ¾’s of a person would be a JBD. If we are referring to Americans, where 3% of the population are Jews, then 9 would be JBD’s. But the movement is not made up of Americans.

Looking at these very simplistic statistical results we can at least expect that one or maybe two of our leaders would be JBD. If I was to count how many JBD’s I know are in leadership, I would hazard a guess that it would be considerably more than .2% — at a very conservative guess, I would say at least 50% are JBD’s. Do the math yourself and see how many you know are our senior leaders and gurus.

You will probably find that the percentage could well be much higher than I suspect. Nrsimhananda prabhu, how many of our leaders who are JBD’s promote Pluralism, Academia, Secular Education, Interfaith and Liberalism? Then see if I am being Anti-Semitic, or am I being realistic.

Diacritical Theology is the main thrust of the various Religious Academic Institutions and interfaith dialogues. This form of Theology demands an academic approach to Scripture and its implementation.

[Lila: This is precisely what happened to orthodox Catholicism. Academic theologians - under no authoritative religious discipline - were allowed to shape Catholic doctrine and pass off pure heresy as doctrine.Then the heresies and malpractice were used to denigrate Catholicism, while the doctrines were diluted or changed.

The same thing is being done to Hinduism: it is being remade to conform to the need of the New World Order for a one-world religion.]

Diacritical Theology, put simply, means that one must use one’s intelligence to critically analyze Scriptural text and the word of the guru or theologian.

[Lila: The first demand of a guru in any monastic/religious order is the demand for obedience. That is why Jesus himself is described as "obedient unto death."]

Mukunda Das (cont):

…… The result of Tamal Krishna Goswami’s and Krishna Kshetra prabhu’s analysis of Srila Prabhupada and his teachings is clearly evident in this paper.

We have no need of Tamal Krishna Goswami’s so-called Doctoral Thesis to elucidate their opinion.

To sum it up, they say that Srila Prabhupada’s time has come to an end and it is now the time of the Academic Diacritical Theologian.

Srila Prabhupada’s approach was old school, top down authoritarian, and acculturated blind following. Therefore, it was counterproductive for the achievement of the fullest human potential.”

[Lila: This is a direct reference to the  "Human Potential Movement," another counter-cultural movement.]

He promulgated an archaic sectarian approach to religion that did not allow for open and honest religious dialogue and acceptance of other faiths.

In other words, they know better than Srila Prabhupada. Nrsimhananda prabhu, if you were to critically analyze the paper that they presented to the academic world, then maybe you will see what I am saying instead of hiding behind name calling.

I fully acknowledge that there are many sincere JBD’s in ISKCON who are very serious about their spiritual life and are serving Srila Prabhupada to their best ability and with all their heart, who have nothing whatsoever to do with these people.

To these devotees I offer my most humble and sincere apologies if I have offended you. My only desire is to have this subject matter discussed in an open and honest manner and to end all this secrecy and deception. For what a wicked web we weave when at first we practice to deceive…”

Wikipedia says that Srila Prabhupada himself created the GBC and appointed the gurus.

But whether he did or not, he could not possibly have intended for it to do away with the guru-shishya (master-apprentice/devotee) parampara (tradition), subjecting it to a centralized bureaucratic committee that depends on voting:

Krishna advises in the beginning of the Bhagavad-gita that if one wants to make spiritual advancement, he must surrender to a bona fide spiritual master, inquire submissively, render service and offer obeisances because such a self-realized soul can give him real knowledge, as he has seen the truth. ISKCON has long ago rejected these clear instructions from Krishna and openly preaches to the devotees that they should surrender to ‘spiritual masters’ who are not self-realized and who have not seen the truth, and that somehow they will benefit from this.

But now, since this new parallel lines paper has become ISKCON law, they have practically eliminated the guru from ISKCON. Now the guru in ISKCON is simply a servant of the centralized, bureaucratic and dictatorial GBC, who give orders which the ‘gurus’ must follow, or be considered ‘rogue gurus’ and face excommunication from ISKCON. There are no parallel lines of authority any more. There is only one authority, the GBC, and everyone in ISKCON must surrender to and serve the GBC.

Are Gog of Magog Russia AND the West?

UPDATE 3: I’ve corrected my reference to the Scythians, which is based on an incorrect reference in Josephus, the 1st century Jewish historian….or, so it’s alleged, although I wouldn’t discount a red herring of some kind in all these revisions…

I previously posted on the equation of Magog with Lydia.

(Rabbi Shternbuch: We have entered Messianic times.”)

UPDATE 2:

I want to clarify that I actually think “the West” is a term inadequate to describe the New World Order, since the leadership of many other countries, Russia included, seem to be under the control of the elite bankers.

I decided to change the title to reflect my thinking:

Gog of Magog could well be the West AND its opponents – Russia and its allies.

This interpretation would make sense of the iteration of the prophecy in Revelation as Gog AND Magog.

If Kabbalistic bankers orchestrate both sides of the conflict, then Gog and Magog do indeed come from the four quarters of the world, as St. John writes.

UPDATE:
Bernard Lewis analyzes the level of confusion involved in

First, identifying modern Yiddish-speaking Ashkenazy Jewish people (of mixed racial descent) with the 19th century linguistic classification of “Semitic” (which includes Hebrew, Arabic, Babylonian, Akkadian and many other dead and living languages of differing racial groups)

and

Second, conflating that word (Sem-itic) with the semi-mythological racial group of Shem-ites who supposedly descend from one of Noah’s three sons, following the flood.

ORIGINAL POST

Who are Gog and Magog and why is that information vital not only for Christians, but for anyone concerned about the increasingly troubled state of world affairs?

According to the Revelation of St. John the Divine, the last canonical book of the Christian Bible, the all-powerful rulers who fight against Jesus Christ at his Second Coming are Gog and Magog:

Revelation 20:7 (King James Version):

“And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.”

Here, the two names are treated as a pair.

But, earlier, they are differentiated.

Gog of Magog is mentioned in the Old Testament book of the prophet Ezekiel (Chapters 38-39).

Ezekiel 38: 1-3 (KJV):

1 Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying

2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him,

3 and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal.”‘

There are other Biblical references:

Amos 7:1 (only in the Septuagint is the locust king named):

“Thus the Lord showed me, and behold, a swarm of locusts coming early, and behold, one locust, Gog, the king.”

Numbers: 24:7:

“He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.
(Gog, not Agag, in the Septuagint).

Christian Zionists like John Hagee interpret Gog of Magog as the ruler (Gog) of Russia, since he is described in the Bible as coming from the far north and being a world leader of great power.

They treat the word Rosh anachronistically as a reference to Rus, although that name was first used only in the ninth century AD.

(I wrote tenth earlier, incorrectly).

Like Gog, Rosh is more accurately translated as “prince” or “chief.”

The Dispensationalists also identify the state of Israel, created in 1948, with the Biblical nation of Israel.

But Dispensationalists profess doctrines that are not only heretical by the standards of orthodox Christianity, but morally suspect.

Yet, both identifications (of Gog of Magog as Russia and of Biblical Israel as modern Israel) form the justification of American Christian support of Israel, a support that is all but uncritical.

For instance, the Ukrainian crisis this past year was viewed through the prism of the Gog-Magog prophecy, both by Christians and by Jews.

President Vladimir Putin, in moving into the Ukraine, was not simply affirming the boundaries of Russia’s traditional sphere of influence, they argued, he was enacting the role of Gog (the chief prince) of Magog ( identified as Russia and its allies) seizing a pawn in a chess-match against no less than the Davidic Messiah-to-come

However, if we start from the premise that the current Western order, despite its support by a large number of  Christian churches, is culturally anti-Christian, or, at best, post-Christian, then opposing it can hardly be the work of an evil despot, rather it is a moral duty of Christians.

Perhaps, then, we have another and better candidate for the title of Gog of Magog: the West itself.
If Gog is not so much a specific person as the leader of the people from the region of Magog, it only remains to ask where Magog is.

In prophetic times, Magog was a region to the north of Israel.

It was the home of the nomadic war-like Scythians whom many regard as the forebears of  (or close relations to) the Ashkenazy Jews.

[Correction: This identification of Gog/Magog with the Scythians comes from an incorrect statement by the first century AD Jewish historian Josephus in “The Antiquities of the Jews.” Jospehus supposedly misreported Greek statements to equate the Magogites with the Ashkenaz, whereas it was the Scythians who were the Ashkenaz.

Ashkenaz is considered an ancient term for Germany or the German tribes.

Herodotus identified Lydia, the home of the ancient Etruscans, with Magog.

The Lydians later migrated to Rome, created the Etruscan civilization, and founded the city of Rome, from which the Roman empire sprang.

Gyges of Lydia (Gugu), as I’ve blogged before, is the original Gog of Magog.

Magog, Meschech, Tubal, Gomer, and Togarmah all fit within the region of Asia Minor.

North of Asia Minor, on the other hand, was the home of the medieval Khazars, a powerful Turko-Mongolic people who converted to Judaism for political reasons.

One tenacious theory claims that the descendants of the Khazars are the Ashkenazim, who comprise some 80-90 percent of modern Jews and form the leadership of the international order.

Many Jews regard the Khazar theory as an anti-Semitic canard, although it was first proposed by a  Jewish writer, Arthur Koestler.

On the fall of Khazaria, Koestler argued, the converts migrated to Eastern Europe and Germany and quickly established themselves there, intermarrying with the European population.

Current research confirms part of this -  most Jews today have European genetic ancestry, through the mother’s line.

However, the rest of the theory is still debatable.

Caucasian and Middle-Eastern ancestry has been shown in the paternal line, but  what that means is still controversial.

Certainly Sephardic (non-European) Jews are closely related to Palestinians.

But it is the Ashkenazim, not the Sephardim, who most vocally claim to be the heirs of  the Old Testament covenant between Jehovah and ancient Israel.

The Rothschilds claim to descend directly from the House of David, the genetic descendants of Jacob, who was named Israel by God.

But genetics so far show that the Ashkenazim are closer to Armenians, Georgians, and other European or Turkic people, than they are to the ancient Hebrews.

Genesis agrees with genetics.

The Hebrews, who sired Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, are descendants of Eber, from the line of Shem, son of Noah, whereas the European people, including the Turks,  Georgians, and Armenians, are said to descend from Japheth, who sired the whole Indo-European group.

Among the descendants of Japheth are Magog and a group called the Ashchenaz, which is taken to refer to the Germanic tribes.

Credit: After the Flood:

(In the Hindu Puranas, Japheth is Pra-Jyapathi).

Credit: Wikipedia

Furthermore, genetic research suggests that it is the native Palestinians (whether Muslim or Christian) and some Sephardic Jews who are closer in blood to the Jews of Jesus’ time, not the Ashkenazim.

Complicating the matter, the word Jew can be applied properly to descendants of only one of Jacob’s twelve sons – Judah.

If the Jews of today are mostly Ashkenazy and thus Japhethic, they cannot properly be called Semitic (of Shem), let alone Jewish (of Judah, or Judahite).

So let us side with Genesis and not Rothschild.

Genesis says Magog is not Jewish (that is, not of the Tribe of Judah) and not Israelite (not of the House of Jacob) nor Hebrew (descended from Eber, the son of Shem).

Magog is the descendant of Noah’s son Japheth.

If we accept Magog as the region of the Caucasus and Georgia and the people of Magog as the part-Khazar part-Turkish part-European Ashkenazy, then it is easy to identify Gog, the leader, of Magog.

The most powerful family among the Ashkenazy Jews is the Rothschild banking family. Along with its associates and proxies, it dominates the economies, polities, and cultures of the West, and thus of most of the world.

The Rothschilds are intermarried with European nobility, including the House of Windsor, making them the head of the modern equivalent of the Roman empire.

It was among the Ashkenazy Jews that the desire for the political rebirth of Israel sprang up.
It was the Ashkenazy Jews who moved into the unwalled villages of Palestine in 1948,  with the backing of the British, and later the US, beginning an invasion that  fulfills the prophecy of invading kings from the north surrounding the City of Jerusalem.

Viewed this way, the Gog-Magog invasion can be seen as completed fact, fulfilled with astonishing accuracy, even while millions wait, dangerously, for an apocalyptic invasion.

More computer shenanigans

So now I run another anti-malware program that catches what my first one missed.

SIXTEEN infections, not including suspicious files.

Most are ad-ware, but several were very dangerous trojans and back-doors.

Now, there’s the explanation for my disabled wi-fi suddenly starting up without my doing anything.

The spoof email to my account was probably a test.  It seems more than one were sent from my email account.

Certain other things happened which show that someone/bot had been able to take over my account and/or computer.

Meanwhile. one of my readers, despite my clear statement that I do not email to private addresses or on private forums any longer (unless I know them reasonably well) insisted on using my old account to cc me, while filing complaints against the government.

What, not enough of troubles of my own without dragging me willy-nilly into another mess?

Then there’s the recent invitation sent my way to run a web-site to defend  some people being targeted by the government.

It looked interesting until I saw it intended to solicit funds from other governments.

I don’t know if this person was serious or not or just didn’t think things through.

But I wouldn’t touch such a thing with a twenty-foot barge pole.

Voluntarily doing something, or working as a community, is one thing. 

Asking for the assistance of a foreign government makes you an agent of that government.

And yes, I know there are many registered foreign agents doing just that kind of thing in this country, many prominent lobbyists and lawyers included.

But  that’s not my cup of tea and never has been.

Voicing one’s constitutionally protected right to political dissent, criticism, and debate is one thing. Suing the government using funds derived from another government is another.

Now why would a lawyer ask a stranger to get involved in such a thing?

And why, after such a solicitation, as well as the invitation I blogged about, does my computer go down to serious malware, my email get spoofed and my account used to commit TOS violations?

 

OSINT, espionage, & sedition

A university researcher wrote to me a week or two ago. He asked if I would be interested in a project studying Operation Mockingbird and the CIA’s past and continuing use of the news media (and of social media).

A little research into the researcher showed that he was involved in a website promoting the use of  OSINT.

OSINT is the graceless acronym the government bestows on something called open-source intelligence.

OSINT is public information similar to what this blog uses.

Not just media reports, but links on forums,  government data,  court documents, commentary at blogs and in discussion groups, social media postings.

As long as it’s not confidential (a lawyer’s privileged conversation) or obviously private (a home phone number or medical information), it’s all fair game.

Until “national security” gets involved.

Of course, “national security” is an elastic term that seems to include everything.

The empire’s desire for full-spectrum dominance makes anything in outer – or inner - space part of “national security.”

Now, until I encountered the term OSINT in the past few days, I‘d no idea that what I was doing by chance bears a resemblance to what a whole wing of the CIA specializes in.

I do it because I’ve generally found the major media unreliable (and uninteresting) and the alternative media, while far more interesting,  ideologically biased.

But there’s a catch.

OSINT can get an un-credentialed journalist or blogger into serious trouble.

How serious?

Wikipedia on the dangers of OSINT:

“Accredited journalists have some protection in asking questions, and researching for recognized media outlets. Even so they can be imprisoned, even executed, for seeking out OSINT.

Private individuals illegally collecting data for a foreign military or intelligence agency is considered espionage in most countries. Of course, espionage that is not treason (i.e. betraying one’s country of citizenship) has been a tool of statecraft since ancient times, is widely engaged in by nearly all countries, and is considered an honorable trade.”

So, well-paid mercenaries and meddlesome bureaucrats who provoke international conflicts and break domestic and foreign laws while  spying on foreign countries are patriots, while unpaid citizen-bloggers/journalists trying to deconstruct the dense fog  of corporate-state propaganda to help ordinary people should be shot.

Very rational.

That leads me back to the curious invitation in my mail-box.

If gathering open-source intelligence can in some circumstances be seen as  treasonous, then why the invitation?

Blogging from public sources is one thing. But blogging that is intended to inform an enemy might be another.

The OSINT web-site I saw gave me a hint by referring to an open-source “revolution.

Long-time readers of my blog will probably know  how I feel about “revolutions,” especially those led by what I call techno-utopians.

And sure enough, in the last two weeks it seems that the 45-year-old meme of “open source revolution” has been revived.

Yes, 45 years. That’s how old this “cutting-edge” meme is.

Only now it’s migrated from the soft-ware community, where it began, to the intelligence community.

Going back, the term “open-source” was a spin-off from a community of “hackers” creating what was later called free software at an MIT artificial intelligence lab in 1971.

The word hacker here doesn’t mean anything criminal. It’s a positive word for people who take apart and improve on computer programs for the sheer fun of it and for the good of the public.

At least, that’s the self-portrait.

The developer of free software, Richard Stallings, later worked at Lawrence Livermore lab and won a MacArthur “genius” award.

Lawrence Livermore is a government lab devoted to science and research in the interests of national security.

The cypherpunk group, devoted to developing strong cryptography ,  was the group from which Julian Assange and Wikileaks emerged.

It  included one researcher from the Lawrence Livermore lab, as well as many senior people from Bell, MIT, and Sun Microsystems (among others).

Stallings himself is a strong supporter of free software.

He developed the “copyleft” approach to IP, which allows changes to be made to code by innovators, so long as each innovator in turn allows other users the same freedom.

Copyleft also allows people the freedom to commercialize their innovations.

Stallings is a strong supporter of the hacker collective Anonymous, seeing it as a kind of legitimate “street protest.”

You can search this blog to find my ruminations about Anonymous….

(To be continued)

Preet Bharara fixes HSBC; jail for Gupta, Martoma

Credit: blogs.marketwatch.com

Manhattan prosecutor Preet Bharara shows his true colors as a servant of the money-power.

In the case of mega British bank  HSBC, Bharara is willing to settle for peanuts civil charges over HSBC’s defrauding of the US government to the tune of  millions of dollars:

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Tuesday announced a $10 million settlement with the British bank HSBC, accusing it of fraud over the way it submitted fees to the government when foreclosing on homeowners.

HSBC, prosecutors said, lacked the internal controls to review fees it incurred in the process of foreclosing — expenses that the bank ultimately passed on to the government for reimbursement. The bank, which admitted committing the misconduct as part of the civil settlement, cost the government millions of dollars in losses.

Civil actions like these serve as an important tool that our office can and will continue to use in holding financial institutions responsible for misconduct,” Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan, said in a statement.

In a separate statement, a spokesman for the bank said, “We are pleased to have settled this matter,” additng that the bank had “taken steps to enhance oversight” of the billing process.”

HSBC  Holdings, the company that owns the bank, has a market capitalization of $192.57 billions. That is billion with a ‘b.’

The fine on HSBC was ten million.

There are a thousand millions to a billion.

In 2012, the bank settled criminal charges over money-laundering for $1.92 billion.

HSBC was the bank of choice for the Mexican drug cartels.

In Forbes’ global 2000 list of the world’s largest companies, HSBC came in at 14.

It ranked #3 among all companies in the world in  total assets.

HSBC’s billion-dollar-plus fine was the third it had earned in a decade, says a Reuters piece from 2012, which also lists the fines paid by HSBC’s mega-bank colleagues:

Standard Charter PLC:  $327 million (violating sanctions)

ING, NV:  $619 million (violating sanctions against Cuba and Iran)

Meanwhile, for not making any money on an alleged insider tip about consummate insider Warren Buffet’s insider-deal involving insider-bank Goldman Sachs (to which at least half-a-dozen insiders were privy and which any one of them could have leaked);

for not costing the government a dime,

Rajat Gupta became the highest-placed manager ever to be convicted criminally and the first to ever have been subjected to federal wire-tapping…and pre-textually, at that.

Wire-tapping is usually reserved for the mafia.

In this case, the blue-chip manager got the wire, the strip-down and jail…and the mafia (SAC Capital) got off with fines.

Gupta is now starting two years in jail, having got a “break” because of his philanthropic work.

The Occupy Wall Street left  would have liked him to do ten years.

Matthew Martoma, a significantly smaller fry than Gupta, is now facing eight years in prison, as  Bharara throws the book at him.

Martoma elicited information about drug-trials from a couple of doctors before the results were public and earned millions in bonuses.

It isn’t clear how Martoma’s conduct was any more corrupt than that of the big banks….and that of many fraudulent lenders and borrowers all through the financial crisis, not to mention corrupt bureaucrats, courts, lawyers, doctors, journalists and general public.

Martoma’s boss, the alleged mafia-man and Sith Lord of Wall Street, Steven Cohen, has not been touched criminally.

Actually, no manager or CEO of any of the largest banks has faced any criminal proceeding.

Some Sheriff of Wall Street, this Preet  Bharara.

Interestingly, the author of the piece I just linked,  Judge Jed Rakoff, is as much an enabler of corruption as any figure in the court-system.

Which makes the piece, while true, the usual hypocritical tosh, wherein the very folks who scammed us get to change their jaddis, put on new togs and and bloviate about the integrity of the markets.

(For non-desis, jaddi = underwear)

Just remember it was the same Jed Rakoff  who handled the Madoff fraud and reportedly made it harder for the victims to collect.

And it was again Jed Rakoff who prevented crucial evidence from being heard in the Gupta case.

Evidence that would have helped the defense and thwarted Bharara.

Now, between Bharara and Rakoff, the fix is in.

 

More on the web

I’m writing this late at night after yet another day of straight ten hours at the computer, uninstalling old software and reinstalling; changing passwords half-a-dozen times; resetting  security software; writing complaints  and copying log-files.

The web was supposed to make things easier.  It’s made it infinitely more complex, tiring, and dangerous.

The risk of battery or rape is not excessive for most middle-class people with some sense of self-preservation.

But the web instantly erases that modest advantage.

On the web,  you might as well be in a war-zone, crawling in the trenches, your mouth full of mud, while marauding soldiers grab knapsacks, kick open doors, and shoot up families.

Metaphorically, the web is not the wild west. It’s the front-line of  total war.

Despite changing software and connections, my security has been catching dozens of ad-ware and malware programs every day.

Today, it was spoofed mail.  Before that it was a deleted security device.

My wireless – always disabled – was mysteriously lighting up on and off.

Each by itself could  just be a  technical glitch,of course. The unknown devices I was worried about before have acquired names and a local habitation since…….

But the chance of every problem being technical is remote. Out there in the darkness, there’s always someone watching your traffic, waiting for your guard to slip.

Yet,  my esteemed readers don’t make things easier for me. They insist, not just on writing to me via email,  but to old addresses that have turned into spam dumps that I dare not erase lest some criminal recycles them for his sinister schemes.

When someone writes to one of them, it just means more spam, more hackers,  more head-ache  and harassment for me.

And it means you get blocked and your email falls into a black hole.  Which is where it belongs if you insist on thwarting me.

Headaches from enemies is one thing.  From my readers, it gets a bit depressing.

 

 

How to send me confidential information

If the information you want to send me does not fit into the comment box or is too confidential for it, please convert it into a pdf file, and, if need be, encrypt it and paste it into a blog comment anywhere with a notice to me not to publish it.

I will read it and copy it to my files before deleting it. This gives me some protection against set-ups or malware.

You can use encryption but then you will have to find a way to get the encryption password/key to me. I am thinking of creating a forum in which this can be done.  Any help would be appreciated.

Sorry to be so difficult but I have already run into so many “characters” on the web (just Google), my default position is guilty until proved innocent.

I absolutely do not talk on the phone/IM to strangers any more.  There are too many scum-bags looking to set-up people that way.

If I trust you, I will give you a PO Box to which you can snail-mail.

I don’t care if you’re the Aga Khan rolled into Newton and you have crumpets with the Queen every Thursday;  please humor me on this.

Unknown devices…..

Unknown devices keep showing up under network adapters in my device manager. I keep disabling them and they keep showing up.

They have no signature, no device ID or function, no location or vendor information. They just have the word root and then a number.

Then there’s the comment link on which I accidentally clicked that took me to an empty website. Was someone tying to download something or find my IP address?

My computer got very buggy and slow yesterday. Then my security software keeps turning off.

Worse, there are the unknown devices of my fellow man.

Someone sent me an email at which to contact them. The handle was something like city-slicker@usa.com (not the actual handle, of course).

Now do high-profile people usually have emails with such handles,  and, even if they do, do they give it out to strangers on the web?  Do they insist on contacting you and then insist that you respond only on personal email and private cell numbers?

And then do they comment on this blog using a fake handle?

One with a link on which I accidentally click that takes me to an empty website set up a long while ago?

Methinks I smell a set-up.  Especially when the high-profile one claims to have intelligence contacts/experience.

I could be wrong, of course. In which case, my profound apologies.

But that is why I do not respond except in ways I choose.

And that is why I like to keep it strictly about politics, except for people who have actually intersected with me.

Even then, I tend to be wary.

Anything a stranger needs to tell me can be posted at this blog.

If it’s confidential and has some public importance, disguise the information and post pseudonymously.

If it’s private information, please find a personal friend in whom to confide.

It does you, the reader, and me, the blogger,  no good to confuse web-reality with real-reality.

Are Jews the new WASPs?

In this powerful piece, The Myth of American Meritocracy, Ron Unz demolishes the notion that American universities are meritocratic .

He shows that Jews are heavily over-represented at universities, relative to their performance, while Asians are effectively subjected to quotas.

Indeed, in modern America, Asians (whether Indians, Vietnamese, Koreans or Chinese) are the new “Jews,” he argues:

As noted earlier, America’s Asian population has been growing rapidly over the last couple of decades, so the substantial decline in reported Ivy League Asian enrollment has actually constituted a huge drop relative to their fraction of the population. Meanwhile, the population of American Jews has been approximately constant in numbers, and aging along with the rest of the white population, leading to a sharp decline in the national proportion of college-age Jews, falling from 2.6 percent in 1972 and 2.2 percent in 1992 to just 1.8 percent in 2012. Nevertheless, total Jewish enrollment at elite universities has held constant or actually increased, indicating a large rise in relative Jewish admissions…….”

With meticulously compiled statistics of ethnic performance levels across the country, Unz proves that Jewish over-representation is not a result of the higher IQs that  intelligence tests have attributed to them. 

Instead, it goes along with substantial Jewish under-performance, relative to Asians and to Jewish past performance.

For example, consider California, second only to New York in the total number of its Jews, and with its Jewish percentage far above the national average. Over the last couple of years, blogger Steve Sailer and some of his commenters have examined the complete 2010 and 2012 NMS semifinalist lists of the 2000 or so top-scoring California high school seniors for ethnicity, and discovered that as few as 4–5 percent of the names seem to be Jewish, a figure not so dramatically different than the state’s 3.3 percent Jewish population, and an estimate which I have personally confirmed.54

Meanwhile, the state’s 13 percent Asians account for over 57 percent of the top performing students. Thus, it appears that California Asians are perhaps three times as likely as Jews to do extremely well on academic tests, and this result remains unchanged if we adjust for the age distributions of the two populations.

One means of corroborating these surprising results is to consider the ratios of particularly distinctive ethnic names, and Sailer reported such exact findings made by one of his Jewish readers. For example, across the 2000-odd top scoring California students in 2010, there was just a single NMS semifinalist named Cohen, and also one each for Levy, Kaplan, and a last name beginning with “Gold.” Meanwhile, there were 49 Wangs and 36 Kims, plus a vast number of other highly distinctive Asian names. But according to Census data, the combined number of American Cohens and Levys together outnumber the Wangs almost two-to-one, and the same is true for the four most common names beginning with “Gold.” Put another way, California contains nearly one-fifth of all American Jews, hence almost 60,000 Cohens, Kaplans, Levys, Goldens, Goldsteins, Goldbergs, Goldmans, and Golds, and this population produced only 4 NMS semifinalists, a ratio almost identical to that produced by our general last name estimates. The 2012 California NMS semifinalist lists yield approximately the same ratios.”

Lila: The same pattern continues across the USA, even in New York, where Jews are highly concentrated and enjoy a higher economic status than any other group.

Even in New York, Asians outperformed the Jews. In some states, there were four and five times the number of high-scoring Asians as Jews:

 Across six years of Florida results, Asian students are more than twice as likely to be high scorers compared to their Jewish classmates, with the disparity being nearly as great in Pennsylvania. The relative advantage of Asians is a huge factor of 5.0 in Michigan and 4.1 in Ohio, while in Illinois Asians still do 150 percent as well as Jews. …”

Lila: Furthermore, Unz claims that this pattern holds true across the country, even though the school tests themselves favor both Jews and the general population of whites and go against Asian strengths:

Earlier we had noted that the tests used to select NMS semifinalists actually tilted substantially against Asian students by double-weighting verbal skills and excluding visuospatial ability, but in the case of Jews this same testing-bias has exactly the opposite impact. Jewish ability tends to be exceptionally strong in its verbal component and mediocre at best in the visuospatial,57 so the NMS semifinalist selection methodology would seem ideally designed to absolutely maximize the number of high-scoring Jews compared to other whites or (especially) East Asians. Thus, the number of high-ability Jews we are finding should be regarded as an extreme upper bound to a more neutrally-derived total.”

Lila: Given that and given the greater percentage of Asians in the population than Jews, the inescapable conclusion is that American colleges (except for a handful of meritocracies) universally and egregiously discriminate against Asians and practice affirmative action in favor of Jews, even while the media and public believe that it is foreigners and dark-skinned people who benefit from affirmative action the most.

But suppose these estimates are correct, and Asians overall are indeed twice as likely as Jews to rank among America’s highest performing students. We must also consider that America’s Asian population is far larger in size, representing roughly 5 percent of college-age students, compared to just 1.8 percent for Jews. Therefore, assuming an admissions system based on strictest objective meritocracy, we would expect our elite academic institutions to contain nearly five Asians for every Jew; but instead, the Jews are far more numerous, in some important cases by almost a factor of two. This raises obvious suspicions about the fairness of the Ivy League admissions process.”

Lila: In the more meritocratic schools – Cal Tech, the University of Berkeley, and MIT, the real picture emerges, with Asians dominating, while Jews command a small presence much more in keeping with their actual performance:

…. Caltech’s current undergraduates are just 5.5 percent Jewish, and the figure seems to have been around this level for some years; meanwhile, Asian enrollment is 39 percent, or seven times larger.”

And at the fiercely competitive University of Berkeley, the same numbers hold good:

The average Jewish enrollment is just over 8 percent, or roughly one-third that of the 25 percent found at Harvard and most of the Ivy League, whose admissions standards are supposedly far tougher. Meanwhile, some 40 percent of the students on these UC campuses are Asian, a figure almost five times as high.”

And at meritocratic MIT:

But today, MIT’s enrollment is just 9 percent Jewish, a figure lower than that anywhere in the Ivy League, while Asians are nearly three times as numerous, despite the school being located in one of the most heavily Jewish parts of the country.”

Ex-KGB Spies Shape the New America

In a  “News with Views” article from 2003 Charlotte Iserbyt analyzes the dynamics of “convergence”whereby the soi-disant capitalist USA merges with the communist USSR, while the population is brain-washed to believe in a Cold War victory of “capitalism” over “communism”:

Reading:  Convergence Theory. 

Also: Convergence Theory (Social Sciences)

and Convergence Hypothesis.

[I use quotation marks around the two terms, because the manner in which they exist today suggests that they are simply two different versions of the same totalitarian system:

“United States-Russian Merger: A Done Deal?”

 Charlotte Iserbyt, News With Views, October 16, 2003

“The average American when confronted with world news that has Putin and Bush embracing one another one year and quarreling/threatening to target one another with missiles the next year, sinks into a state of “cognitive dissonance” whereby he is unable to make sense of anything or to carry on an intelligent conversation about the subject at hand, reacting to one’s comment with nothing more than a “glazed expression.”

This back and forth “planned” agenda is, of course, a brilliant psychological strategy, part of the dialectic, and highly effective in keeping the “sheeple” in line.

When, as a result, none of the conditioned “sheeple” utter a peep over such pre and post-9/11 actions, the “traitors” know that it’s “safe” to take actions such as naming Henry Kissinger, a Soviet agent, to lead an investigation of 9/11… if ever there was a fox overseeing the hen house! (Please refer to Iserbyt article, “Kissinger Out of the Closet” for documentation regarding Kissinger being a Soviet agent.)…..

..The New York Times, in an article dated 8/24/03 entitled “Former Top Russian Spy Pledges Allegiance” stated that the above Center…….

Lila: The Center for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, http://www.cicentre.com a consulting service in Alexandria, Virginia.

“…provides expertise and advice in counterintelligence, counterterrorism and security for the government (repeat government, ed) and companies.”

The hiring of these ex-KGB agents appears to be a result of FBI/KGB collaboration. The New American, July 30, 2001 discussed such collaboration in a news item entitled “Community Policing, East and West.”

It said: “Among Louis Freeh’s supposedly commendable achievements as FBI director, according to Robert S. Bennett, (brother of William Bennett, former Secretary of Education, ed) was the realization of his vision of a ‘global FBI.’…..

….The New York Times article also says, and this is interesting in light of the U.S.-Soviet education exchange agreements which have been going on since President Eisenhower signed the first one in 1958, “Kalugin’s relationship with America began in the late 1950′s, when Communist officials noticed his skill with languages. He was a K.G.B. trainee when he was sent to Columbia University as an exchange student.The New York Times goes on to reveal the following: “He was one of the generals of the cold war, a K.G.B. leader who did his best to undermine Western capitalism by recruiting Americans to work for Moscow….

…It was Kalugin, a frequent TV commentator and regular guest on Fox News, who stirred up a hornet’s nest last spring by spilling the beans (to an unnamed intelligence agent) on a spy cruise (go to http://www.cicentre.com and click on SpyTrek) regarding his associates, ex-K.G.B. Chiefs Primakov (also former President of Russia and close associate/advisor to Saddam Hussein who visited with Saddam in February of this year, prior to the war in Iraq) and General Alexander Karpov working for recently retired Admiral Poindexter’s Office of Information Awareness which is attached to the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technology by the military.

This information is covered in detail in an article in the April 2003 issue of Soviet Analyst (www.sovietanalyst.com) entitled “Architect of Soviet Middle East Terror to ‘Advise’ Washington“…Convergence Acquires New Meaning” by Christopher Story, a highly respected researcher and author with offices in London and New York City.

The story was also covered in the May 15, 2003 issue of The Howard Phillips Issues and Strategy Bulletin in an entry entitled “GWB Names Kremlin Spymaster Primakov as Consultant to U.S. Homeland Security Team”.

Please see Iserbyt’s two articles on this subject at www.NewsWithViews.com: “Former KGB Heads to Help Spy on Americans” 4/24/03 and “Former USSR/Russian Premier to Work for Homeland Security” 4/22/03, both of which included information taken from an article in American Free Press entitled “Get Ready for the Sovietization of America”, 4/21/03 by Al Martin, www.almartinraw.com, a former intelligence agent.

Al Martin’s information can also be traced to the same important source, Oleg Kalugin.”

Google: Cyberbullying for profit

An anonymous Australian web-site reveals how Google has a financial incentive to cyber-bully people by elevating smear-and-extort sites like The Ripoff Report.

(I will not link to it, but here is Wikipedia’s entry on the Ripoff Report):

[Side-note: One of my attackers on the web seems to have been affiliated with this site,  which essentially runs an extortion racket by smearing people via hired proxies and then asking for money from the victims to remove the smears.]

UPDATE September 20th 2013: Victory

A large number of major companies have removed their advertisements from Ripoff Report.

This webpage contains an overview of the project.

The updated full report can be downloaded from this url:

https://www.adrive.com/public/9u3aau/Cyberbullying for Profit September 2013.zip

A list of examples URLs from Ripoff Report containing offensive material about children, public figures and individuals is contained in an attachment to the report but an also be found here:

This video explains how Google priorities links from Ripoff Report in its search results.

This video shows that Google considers Ripoff Report has unacceptable  business practices. So why does it advertise on its webpages? The answer is…..advertising revenue for  Google (see above).

Overview

The website Ripoff Report and other websites that emulate the business model of ‘cyberbullying for profit’  publish false and offensive information about minors, teenager, adults and businesses and these are often accompanied by photographs and identifying details.   Ripoff Report also publishes extremely racist and homophobic material, offensive material about religious groups, public figures and ‘celebrities’. While the material about public figures appears to be given a low Google page rank, the names of children, teenagers, ordinary people and small business owners ‘reported’ on these websites is contained in snippets displayed at or near the top of the Google search results (SERPs). These snippets contain names and location details couched in terms such as ‘ripoff’, ‘fraud, ‘pedophile’, ‘scam’, ‘whore’, ‘slut, ‘prostitute’, ‘skank’, ‘murderer’, ‘bitch’ ‘faggot’ ‘liar’ ‘drug abuser’, ‘cunt’, ‘stalker’, ‘HIV’ and/or ‘AIDS’ and other accusatory and derogatory terms.  

Ripoff Report earns revenue from two sources – advertising and payments from victims to the website to ‘rehabilitate’ their reputation in the Google search results or remove the false material. Despite the fact that the claims are false, if a person cannot pay their life is ruined because, as stated by Google, their search engine is often ‘the first place people look for information that’s published’ about a person.

Even if the allegations can be proven to be false Ripoff Report will not remove the material unless they are paid a substantial corporate advocacy’, or ‘arbitration’ feeIn response to removal requests, Google provides a number of excuses and victims must find an ‘ex-gratia’ payment in order to ensure the material is removed from the Google index and ameliorate the danger towards their children and/0r save their livelihoods and businesses. Furthermore, Ripoff Report publishes registered trade names and copyrighted photographs without permission. It claims a copyright over the webpages. This business model is enabled by both a high Google page rank  and advertising revenue. The companies and business that advertise on Ripoff Report supply this revenue and support the endangerment and cyberbullying of children, teenagers and adults and the destruction of careers and livelihoods. This project arose out of my own experience with the publication of false and defamatory material on these websites.

Despite the fact that it takes only a couple of minutes to remove links from the Google index, after four years of notifications, pleading with the website and Google, and litigation against Google it has not been removed. ……I sued Google for defamation in February 2011 with the hope that it would simply remove the links and I could then move on with my life. My hope was misplaced. …….

…Despite the fact that Google refuse most removal requests, they have quietly removed links for other victims of Ripoff Report.

[Lila: I have seen Google actively suppress information that exposes the financial mafia,which is to the left, politically.]

“For obvious reasons I cannot and will not publish the names of these people because they likely paid a substantial amount to either the websites or Google to save their families and livelihoods.

However, Google can and does remove websites and links without much effort.

For example, since December 2011 Google has removed almost 90,000 links from its index at the request of Ripoff Report. Many of those links contained registered trademarks and copyrighted photographs but it appears that Ripoff Report is  not questioned about these DMCA issues by Google. My blog, was also removed from the Google index soon after it went online.  If this appears difficult to believe consider that the removal occurred  after I drew attention to the blog by applying for AdSense advertising as an experiment.

In fact, I clearly stated on my blog that I was suing Google. Apparently’ freedom of speech’ only applies unless one says something negative about Google.

My blog was magically re-indexed in the Google index within hours of my public complaint in a blog conversation in which Matt Cutts was participating. The documents showing the removal and reinstatement of my blog in the Google SERPs can be downloaded from this link.

[Lila : Here is a previous blog post of mine, from 2009, where I reference Ripoff  Report and its owner, in the context of describing the nexus of organized crime and short-sellers.]

Worst cyber-crime is in US, Russia

As I blogged yesterday, the IP addresses attacking me trace back to a Netherland hosting company called Ecatel Network.

ECATEL NETWORK

Ecatel has become notorious for hosting bad actors, from the Russian spammers to pedophile networks.  It also has a reputation for brushing off requests for help from the victims.

Trying to figure out what was going on, I did a bit of research into the world of cyber-crime.

AKAMAI REPORT – CHINA LEADS CYBER-CRIME?

The mainstream media likes to portray cyber-crime as essentially a foreign threat. China, especially, is fingered as the bad guy.

For instance, in January,  US-based Akamai Technologies issued a report  placing China at the head of global hacking, responsible for 35% of cyber-attacks world-wide.

More recently,  the US government pressed cyber-warfare charges against five of China’s army officers.

Nigerians scamsters are rumored to run a close second.

There are two things wrong with this picture. The first is the source of the information.

Akamai Technologies is a “content-delivery network” head-quartered in Cambridge, Massachussetts.

It was founded by an MIT applied math professor, Tom Leighton, and a graduate student at MIT, Daniel Lewin, later killed on AA flight 11, which crashed during the September 11, 2001 attack.

According to his MIT bio, Leighton is a specialist in cryptography,  digital rights, and algorithms for network applications. He also chaired a Presidential committee on Cyber-Security.

Akamai’s co-founder,  COO, and President was the founder of the Road-Runner cable service. Its CEO was a senior VP from IBM.

Akamai’s privacy policy states that it collects IP addresses and effectively tracks clients.

Its partners include Microsoft and Apple and its clients include the BBC, the White House,  Facebook, Twitter, Adobe Systems, Netflix, Yahoo, ESPN Star (India),  China Central Television and Al Jazeera, among many others.

How likely is it that reports from Akamai on cyber-crime are untouched by political pressure?

WORLD HOSTS REPORT -  US, RUSSIA LEAD CYBER-CRIME

Point two. The statistics don’t support Akamai’s pious propaganda.

The Chinese do indeed have a very high number of IP addresses attached to their malicious activity. If sheer volume were the only criterion, China would dominate.

However,  as far as the number of malicious sites and the level of threat involved, the world’s leading cyber-criminals aren’t Chinese.  Not even close.

They are in the US and in Russia, closely followed by smaller countries like the Netherlands, the Ukraine, and Romania.

In Host Exploit’s authoritative World Hosts Report of March 2013, five of the top twenty  malware hosts were based in the US; four were in Russia, two each in the Netherlands, Germany, and the Ukraine.

Chinanet Backbone was the only host from China that made the top twenty.

What was especially interesting to me was to find the originator of the attacks on my computer, Ecatel network, at the top of the list of the world’s leading hosts for malware.

Host Exploit also breaks down cyber-crime by country, with Russia leading the pack.

This is its list of the world’ top ten cyber-crime havens in 2013:

1. The Russian Federation (RU)

2. Belarus (BY)

3. Ukraine (UA)

4. The British Virgin Islands (VG)

5. The United States (US)

6. Romania (RO)

7. Netherlands (NL)

8. Poland (PL)

9. Turkey (TR)

10. Bulgaria  (BG)

 

An interesting week on the net (Updated)

Update:

Ecatel, the outfit to which the IP traces back, has been fingered as hosting all kinds of activity, including Russian criminal business networks, say some hosting forums, 

ORIGINAL POST

It was an interesting week on the net.

Over the weekend, some email accounts of mine vanished or were somehow blocked. Trying to get them back, I had a technician check my computer. He found that a third-party had hacked my network address.

I shut down the blog, had my computer/network repaired and did a bit of research on spam being sent my way.

My blog email, which I hadn’t accessed in many months,  was so bloated with spam messages that I couldn’t even open it.

Deleting even one item took me ten minutes until I changed my email software.

There were almost thirty THOUSAND emails in my inbox.

Apparently, someone had subscribed that email address to every newsletter under the sun – credit card services, auto insurance, dating sites, hook-up sites, financial sites, just about everything.

You wonder what else your email has been used for.

It took me one-and-a-half days of non-stop work to clean out the mail-bag. I unsubscribed to some of the newsletters, then gave up, because there were so many.

My blog security software tell me that I average 300 spam comments at the blog per day, which is about as much as Wenzel at EPJ  and his blog gets nearly twenty times the traffic, if not more.

Very strange.

The technician told me there were round-the-clock brute force attacks on my website from foreign IP addresses.  Apparently,  this is normal these days.

A few days ago, I discovered that my own IP address was eliciting complaints for hacking and spam. Apparently, the third-party that hacked my IP address was using it to do nasty stuff to other people.

It was all very nerve-racking and sobering.

Just now, hardly back on the net for a few hours,  I find that the very same IP address behind last week’s attacks is again attacking me.

(93.174.93.218)

Is this every blogger’s experience?

The IP address goes back to the Hague in the Netherlands to some outfit called Ecatel.

I wondered if I should call or write to complain. I see that the IP has been listed on 15 spam/malware sites.

 

Social Network Requests – An Apology

I recently received social- network connection requests from some prominent people. But I tend to be skeptical, especially, if, after Googling, I come across anything in their background that hints they might know targets of my blogging.

Red flags go up at once.

After a decade on the net, I’m wary of pre-texters, saboteurs, and intelligence operatives/dupes.

So,  I decided to delete the requests.  My apologies if, in doing so, I snubbed well-intentioned people.

 

Not knockout “games,” but organized gangs

I found one site, which seems to have the same sense I have, that this black-on-white crime is not the work of random “flash-mobs,” or random thugs, or  “knock-out games.”

This looks like organized, pre-planned violence.

The incidents below occurred in 2011, in the run-up to the 2012 election, which I blogged previously, deliberately employed race-incitement as a strategy.

Chicago Illinois

In Chicago attacks by black mobs are becoming routine. So much so that the police is now mobilizing detectives and additional officers  to form gang  units in a  desperate effort to try to get a handle of this.

So far they are failing.

June 9th 2011,”police here are girding for another weekend of ‘flash mob’ attacks after arresting 29 people in connection with a recent rash of assaults and robberies in and around the city’s tony shopping and dining district. Twelve crimes involving large groups of young men were reported last weekend in addition to others earlier this spring. The incidents are some of the first major problems confronting newly appointed Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy”.

The attacks are typical of what this man, Krzysztof Wilkowski,  experience after shopping on Michigan Avenue.  He was sitting on his scooter a couple of blocks away checking his phone for a restaurant when he got whacked in the face with a baseball.   After he was dazed by the blow , “a few of the attackers dragged him off his scooter and pulled him onto Chicago Avenue where they punched him, hit him with his helmet and tried to grab his phone”.

Another victim was  “Jesse Andersen, the 35-year-old brother of Smashing Pumpkins front-man Billy Corgan” who was accosted and attacked by a black mob while waiting for the train.

Don’t think that these attacks occur in some devastated ghetto.  On the contrary.  The black mobs are praying  on victims in Chicago’s affluent North Side, including the very popular tourist attraction,  The Magnificent Mile.

A few days ago another balck mob invaded and took over a Walgreens store right on the “Magnificent Mile”.

Read full article here

Peoria Illinois ” kill all the white people”

A mob of African-American male youths terrorized White residents of Peoria, Illinois as they shouted “kill all the White people” while rioting in the downtown area late Saturday night.

Eyewitness Paul Wilkinson, president of the Altamont Park Neighborhood Association, wrote the following account in the Peoria Chroncile:
Tonight, around 11 p.m., a group of at least 60-70 African American youth marched down one of the side streets (W. Thrush) to the 4 lane main drag (Sheridan). They were yelling threats to white residents. Things such as “we need to kill all the white people around here”.  They were physically intimidating anyone calling for help from the police.
This is the fifth large mob action in about a month while smaller groups of 10-12 are out threatening children and adults a few evenings a week or later into the night.
Source

No. Virginia.

Three people were beaten by mobs in Northern Virginia in two separate incidents that occurred within five minutes of each other on Saturday night, authorities said.

To think that this is random stretches the furthest bounds of credulity and requires a suspension of disbelief bordering on comatose.  The spark of these attacks is planned and  some of them were actually organized on social media sites. Do you remember which president got elected using social media sites?

Black girl beats up white girl on viral video

A 13-year-old black girl beat up a 10-year-old white girl riding a scooter on a Cleveland side-walk on June 14.

It was an apparently unprovoked assault during which the attacker called the victim, Danielle Fair,  a racial slur,”cracker,” according to an on-looker.

The whole incident was caught on cell-phone camera and posted on Youtube, where it’s gone viral.

The police are treating the attack as a possible hate crime.

I want to be a bit cautious, though, because I notice a few things that are odd:

1. On camera, the black girl waits for the younger girl to come riding along. It is a planned, unprovoked assault on a stranger.

2. The cell-phone camera was rolling before the assault. Either someone knew in advance what was going to happen, or there is more going on here than meets the eye.

3.  The victim told the media (WOIO) that she felt “bullied.”

That language sounds rather stilted to me, from a ten-year-old.

The “anti-bullying” campaign is in full swing globally, promoted to the hilt by the power-elite, as a way to get young people fully involved in snitching on their peers, elders, and family members.

Check out the Bully Police page.

The anti-bullying campaign is driven by the militant gay lobby.

Recall that even in the Trayvon Martin case, the black teen who was killed was demonized as a thug and anti-gay.

How better to get white Christians to embrace the militantly anti-Christian anti-bullying campaign than to tie it to white racial fears of blacks?

In 2011, there were rumors about a an intel/government program of  inciting racial strife.

The assumption and fear was that the intelligence agencies might create spurious  “white- on-black” hate-crimes. (See here).

But there’s no reason why they might not incite people the  other way around too.

[I am not suggesting that these crimes are spurious. I am saying they might well be organized and incited.]

The intelligence agencies have a long history of provoking race riots.

There have been a spate of attacks that fall under the rubric of the  “knock-out” game, in which black youths are said to deliberately target white victims for no reason.

This might actually be the case, but from what I have seen of some of the cases so far, including the beating up of Matthew Owens, there is very much more going on.

In the Owens case, there was a three -year feud between the neighborhood black teens and Owens, in which Owens had previously brandished knives at them. He also had an extensive criminal record.

This does not excuse the attack, but it does mean that we need to look carefully to see if an attack really fits a “black-on-white race-war” narrative or whether, for whatever reason, the media is fanning the flames of racial hatred (as in this depiction of slavery) on both sides, black and white.

If the forces behind  “managed revolution” can pay impoverished Ukrainian girls to use their naked bodies as weapons in a culture war abroad, why wouldn’t they pay impoverished ghetto youth to use their fists in a race war at home?

 

The Guardian Stages Surveillance Theater

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The Guardian is running a piece by Trevor Timm, of the Greenwald-Poitras-Snowden- associated Freedom of the Press foundation. (H/T to Scott Lazarowitz, LRC)

It’s about Stingray, a technology that lets the government locate and track you via cell-phone tower signals.

Timm  is correct to point out the privacy implications of the NSA’s meta-data collection, which has filtered down to local police departments.

Meta-data is data about communications that doesn’t include the actual content.

It’s the date, the address (from and to), the length of time, the location.

Very rich, if collected continuously.

All very well, but, as even Timm does admit in the Guardian, this technology has been around for a couple of years.

Yet, last year, in a piece at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Timm wrote:

A few months ago, EFF warned of a secretive new surveillance tool, commonly referred to as a “Stingray,” being used by the FBI in cases around the country.”

Secretive and new? Really?

The Louisville Law Review says the Feds used the Stingray from 2006 on.

[The Stingray is really a brand that refers to a family of technologies, says the Review.]

Local police departments were using the Stingray as early as 2007 (seven years ago).

“Oakland’s Targeted Enforcement Task Force made 21 ”Electronic Surveillance [StingRay] arrests” in 2007, 19 in 2008, and 19 in 2009 for charges including robbery, kidnapping, attempted murder and homicide. Further records show employees receiving up to 40 hours in training on the technology.”

This was discussed in the major media, at least as far back as 2011.

At the cyber- security blog, Schneier on Security, a commenter in January 2013, called the Stingray “very old technology.”

And the Stingray is now old and very expensive technology, I’d actually be more woried by the likes of pocket picocells that hackers cobble together from COTS equipment for less than 200USD. “

A spy technology for under 200 bucks?

I’d be more worried by picocells too.

So, why isn’t the Guardian?

Or the EFF?

Or the Freedom of the Press Foundation?

Dipped sheep, little green men, and rabbit-holes

Image Credit: Shelly’s Blog (archive)

Sheep-dipping:

 “U.S. intelligence term for camouflaging or disguising the true identity of equipment or individuals, especially for the use of military equipment or services–including personnel–in clandestine intelligence activities, generally under the direction of a nonmilitary sponsor.

Steven Hager describes the suspected murder of journalist, Dorothy Kilgallen:

“[Dorothy Kilgallen] mostly covered show business, but loved investigating deep politics and organized crime as well. When a doctor in Illinois was railroaded into prison for the vicious murder of his pregnant wife, Kilgallen began a crusade to get him released. She became the most famous and influential journalist in America and developed such a regal style that she could upstage a Monarch’s coronation with jeweled tiaras and elaborate outfits.

It was likely after a cocktail party with a British intelligence agent that she rushed out her first front-page scoop regarding the existence of UFO’s.”

[Lila:  I disbelieve in UFO's and have never seen one, but for those who are interested, here is a good read that I cannot vouch for in any way, which gives you a taste of what's involved:

 Mark Pilkington: "Wikileaks vs. UFO Disinformation"

“British scientists are convinced these strange aerial objects are not optical illusions or Soviet inventions, but are flying saucers which originate on another planet,” she wrote, in a front-page story.  “The source of my information is a British official of Cabinet rank who prefers to remain unidentified. ‘We believe, on the basis of our inquiry thus far, that the saucers were staffed by small men—probably under four feet tall. It’s frightening, but there is no denying the flying saucers come from another planet.’”

Now what are we to make of this? Obviously Kilgallen was used to plant a rabbit hole of immense proportions, one that would soon explode and reverberate across the world: the aliens have landed! The purpose of seeding such disinfo into the press using an unwitting dupe like Kilgallen is obvious and bears all the markings of a Tavistock mind control experiment to see how far the alien rabbit hole could be stretched. Sheep-dipping her as a conspiracy kook was the easiest way to undermine her investigations into deep politics. Anyone asking prying questions is easily diverted with a tale of alien space ships, or “we never walked on the moon,” or those clouds in the sky?—those are chemicals and not just water vapor, or any of the rest of the rabbit holes disinfo agents like David Icke and Alex Jones are constantly inventing.

[More reading here:  "The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations," John Coleman]

But Kilgallen quickly abandoned the UFO story as she was a serious journalist and when zero proof appeared of little green men or a space ship, she moved onto other investigations……. You see, four years earlier, Kilgallen had broken the story of the CIA and mob working together on a hit team for Castro, so it wasn’t much of a stretch to suspect that same team might have been redirected at JFK.

When she returned to New York after her Texas investigation, she told her friends she was going to blow the case wide open and began working on a book, one she probably expected to win another Pulitzer.

The reason Ruby had a conversation with Kilgallen (and no other person) was because he knew how significant she was. And he was also aware of her immense knowledge of organized crime, the CIA, and their connections with a nest of anti-Castro Cubans in Florida. He probably told her everything he knew……..

The FBI wanted to know where Kilgallen got the transcript

[Lila: a copy of the 102 page interview with Ruby from the Warren Commission report]

and started a whole bunch of surveillance and harassment, although I’m sure Angleton had been closely listening to all Kilgallen’s phone calls as well as reading her mail, after that private jail-house conversation with Ruby.

Most likely, she’d been under intense surveillance the entire year.

Kilgallen was in close communication with Mark Lane at the time, who’d captured the center of energy on the investigation by posing as an honest researcher.

Too bad Kilgallen didn’t know about Lane’s background in military intelligence.

Even more suspicious was the sudden arrival of young Ron Pataky, the handsome ladies man who had been cruising Hollywood, stalking the rising ingenues. He was half her age but completely infatuated with her, and quickly became her closest confidant while pumping her endlessly for the latest breaks in the JFK case. He’d later claim the relationship was “platonic.”

On November 8th, 1965, Kilgallen was discovered by her hairdresser. She was lying in bed as if she had fallen asleep reading a book, although she couldn’t read without glasses, it’s a book she finished days ago, and the book is turned the wrong way around.  She is fully made up, even wearing false eyelashes, and also wearing some ridiculous outfit, not her usual worn out pajamas. Even more suspicious, she’s not even in her own bed, but one on a lower floor, a room she seldom visited.

The hairdresser knows something is amiss with this picture, and calls the in-house staff, so they can notify the police. He immediately exited through the front door, where he was stunned to find a police car with two officers parked directly in front of the house, as if waiting for a call to come in, as if they knew a dead body was already inside and wanted to be the first at the scene…..”

Palin, the Prophetess? (Updated) – Part One

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PALIN, THE PROPHETESS?

Conservatives have been pointing out that Sarah Palin was derided for predicting in 2008 that an Obama presidency might set the stage for a Russian invasion of the Ukraine:

Speaking Tuesday at a rally in a Reno, Nevada, Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin had a little fun with her counterpart on the Democratic ticket, thanking Joe Biden for warning Barack Obama’s supporters to “gird your loins” for an international crisis if the Illinois senator wins.

Palin helpfully offered four scenarios for such a crisis, one of which was this strange one:

After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.”

On the other hand,  prophecy might have nothing to do with it.

Palin was not just the running-mate of John McCain in the 2008 elections,  she is his close friend.

MCCAIN HELPED PROVOKE THE UKRAINE CRISIS

This is interesting, since Palin is identified with the more conservative base of the Republican party, while McCain is often praised by Democrats, which makes him either a thoughtful moderate or an undependable RINO (Republican in Name Only), depending on where you stand.

The second interesting angle is that John McCain was one of the chief rabble-rousers on the ground in the Ukraine in December 2013:

Senator John McCain on Sunday told thousands of Ukrainian protesters camped on Kiev’s main square that Ukraine’s destiny lay in Europe and that it would make Europe better”

Numbers of observers like this one have shown up the Western media for its black-out of the real Ukraine story.

MCCAIN’S CONNECTION TO THE MAFIA

(Added, June 16, 2014. H/T to Charles Burris, LRC blog for reminding me)

THE STAGE-MANAGEMENT OF HISTORY

Alternative blogs have called attention to the considerable evidence that the Ukraine situation was engineered, an instance of the much-flogged Hegelian Dialectic by which the Western governments and allied corporations draw greater and greater power to themselves:


Thesis (Proposition)

[A problem is created, encouraged, or exacerbated by the powers-that-be]

It is opposed by an

Antithesis (Counter-proposition) 

[This the reaction by the population, victims, or public opinion, to the problem. It demands a solution or a resolution.]

The conflict is resolved by the

Synthesis

[In turn this becomes a new thesis and the basis of the next triad of conflict.]


  1. The  solution is presented as a novel remedy to the population, but it is pre-planned. It is the intended goal of the powers-that-be.
  2. The new problems that lie in the solution are carefully hidden from the public until the next triad is activated. Then they become the basis for further conflict, which demands more solutions.
  3. The succeeding conflicts lead to greater and greater control by the powers-that-be.
  4. This control can be governmental or extra-governmental.

 

PALIN, THE PROPAGANDIST?

Seen in this light, Putin’s annexation of the Ukraine could be an intended consequence of the provocations staged by the CIA, with politicians like McCain, Nuland, and Kerry to lend them clout.

Palin, as a close friend of McCain’s, might have been privy to the plan, or, at least, to parts of it.

And her “prediction” of 2008 could simply be an accidental slip, exposing something she’d heard.

More likely, it’s an intentional leak to the public, with the intention of creating retrospective gravitas for Palin herself, as well as embarrassment for Obama.

One can of course take the speculation even further. Obama himself might have been selected to play this role in the weakening of the American empire…..

The NY Times’ Propaganda Campaign over Ukraine

Walter Uhler, an independent scholar, has written an exhaustive analysis of the New York Times’ mendacity in its Ukraine coverage.

Here is a short excerpt from Part II:

In contrast to the incompetent or dishonest on-the-spot reporting by the Times, the “White Book,” gathered evidence months after the events and found that “among the participants of the Euromaidan” were “large and permanent groups of militants, numbering several thousand people, who organized the attacks…”

These groups had “military and official body armor…helmets, shields, knee and elbow pads, masks, respirators, [and] gas masks.” They had fire arms and cold arms, radio communication equipment and stun grenades. They dismantled stones, to be thrown at police, from bridges and pavements. And they manufactured Molotov cocktails and other explosive devices. (White Book, p. 37)

Unfortunately, the “White Book” fails to specify precisely when such weapons were used. I suspect that the most deadly weapons were not introduced until mid-January 2014.

These groups were “constantly present,” unlike most of the protesters, and were most active in initiating violence. According to the “White Book,” on December 1 some “protesters” attempted “to break through the Interior Ministry troops and police officer cordon on Bankovaya street in Kiev,” in order to assault the Presidential Administration of Ukraine. (Imagine an attempt to assault our White House.)

In addition, “supporters of Pravyi Sektor entrenched themselves on the fifth floor of the House of Trade Unions. Party activists in AUU Svoboda actually took control of the Kiev City State Administration building.” (p. 9-10)

The see-no-evil Times did not even mention Right Sector (Pravyi Sektor) until 1 February 2014 and paid no serious attention to the group until 16 February. Imagine that! The Times was self-righteously pontificating about events at Maidan – from late November to mid-February — without having a clue about Right Sector violence. In fact, the incompetent or dishonest Times would not take the threat posed by Right Sector seriously, until it began to menace the very provisional government (the coup regime) that it had just brought to power.

As early as 3 December 2013, John Allen Gay (writing in The National Interest) complained that “Western coverage of the protests has ignored or downplayed the role of the crypto-fascist All-Ukrainian Union party, ‘Svoboda.’” “Svoboda’s leaders have associated themselves with the protest’s most radical action, the occupation and barricading of the Kyiv City Hall.” On December 8, a group of extremists, led by Svoboda, demolished the Lenin statue on Shevchenko Boulevard.

Yet, it wasn’t until 16 December 2013, when the Times finally got around to Svoboda. In an article titled “Unease as an Opposition Party Stands Out in Ukraine’s Protest,” Andrew E. Kramer noted that Svoboda “traces its roots to the Ukrainian partisan army of World War II, which was loosely allied with Nazi Germany.” Until 2004 it was known as the Social-Nationalist Party – a word flip away from the National socialism of the Nazis — and that same year its leader, Oleg Tyagnibok, was expelled by the Ukrainian Parliament, due to his speech that extolled “World War II-era partisans bravely fighting Germans, Russians, Jews and ‘other scum.’”

Mr. Kramer noted that “unabashed neo-Nazis still populate its ranks” and that its black and red banner, which was viewed to be a racist symbol and thus banned at soccer matches by FIFA, is ubiquitous at Independence Square.

Having been bussed into Kiev for weeks, “the activists make up much of the street muscle on the square.” “As the protests have unfolded, the party’s role has grown.”

Although Svoboda took full control of City Hall in mid-December, Mr. Kramer reported that “Western diplomats say they respect Mr. Tyagnibok for keeping control of the unruly nationalist wing on the streets.” Indeed, minimizing the role played by right-wing violence fit neatly with the theme that a popular (and thus legitimate) revolution was occurring at Maidan, not an ugly coup spearheaded by nasty people. The theme of popular revolution allowed Western writers, pundits and politicians to overlook who, precisely, was throwing those Molotov cocktails at police and buildings.

But, if incompetence or dishonesty explains why the Times failed to highlight these particular “bad guys,” what explains the similarly egregious failure by Russia’s reporters? Let’s be clear: What the “White Book” reported after the fact was not what the Russian press was reporting on the spot.

The Russian press took its cue from President Putin. For example, on December 4, Russia Direct quoted Mr. Putin’s assertion that “the anti-government protests in Ukraine were organized and planned by the West as an attempt to overthrow the country’s legitimate government.”

Read the rest of Part II here:

“The New York Times Disinformation Campaign over Ukraine: Part II: The Propaganda War over Ukraine

(Dissident Voice, June 12, 2o14)

Read Part I here:

The Propaganda War Over Ukraine:  The New York Times versus Russia’s White Book: Part One

(Dissident Voice, May 9, 2014)

“Mobs” Ist Edition was 2007, not 2009

I just saw this on Amazon, in a Google search of
“Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets” (Bonner & Rajiva, Wiley, 2007)

Product Details

The 2007 publication date is what ought to be in the catalog, because that is when the first edition, the hardcover, came out.

There are six English language editions, besides foreign-language versions:

1. Hard-cover,  1st edition, August 31,  2007

2. Unknown binding, 2007 (Not sure what this is)

3.  Audible book, October 30, 2007

4. Pre–loaded digital audio, Sept. 1 2008

5.  Kindle,  May 18, 2009

6. Paper-back,  September 8, 2009

By 2009, there  were already five editions.

Yet the sixth version of “Mobs” is listed as the first edition.

And then this first edition is dated at 2009, not 2007.

Technical glitch? Careless mistake?

Or does someone want to revise the date of publication?

Inquiring minds want to know…..

 

 

Parasite Planet: Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers

Writing about parasites on the body-politic reminds me of an on-going infestation closer home. In fact, in my home. In my garden, to be precise.

I’m talking about the eastern lubber grasshopper, which, as grasshoppers go, is a rather fine looking specimen: Yellow, with black and red markings, he grows to a plump three inches, which is about three inches more than I care to see.

I didn’t know the name until recently, but the face is familiar from a couple of months back, when I saw a whiskered gold-and-black snout peering out from behind a window-bar. Being generally well-disposed to all God’s creatures outside the human world, except cockroaches and  slimy things- that-go-squish, I let him hop along without interfering.

Too bad. It turns out that the eastern lubber is a nasty pest that defies the birds around here because he gives off an evil-tasting  juice when he’s crushed.  That explains why he can hop along without flying. He knows no one wants to eat him.  The books say he hisses when he’s cornered, but so far I haven’t seen any sign of it, and if  he does, I hiss pretty well myself.

What I’ve caught the lubber doing so far is bad enough, hiss or not.  He and his mates turned a stately crinum – a purple Queen Emma, at that -  into a moth-eaten wreck, with broken leaves and chewed-up buds.  Some tender bromeliads now look like half-eaten salad and even the Black Magic Ti’s in the corner of the yard are pitted and pock-marked.

All while I was researching politics and not paying attention.

It turns out that there’s not much that can be done to eastern lubbers, once full-grown. The time to have caught the suckers was in the spring, when they were newly-hatched.

Too bad that then they were cute little bugs that just begged for Jain treatment.

 

Summers in a lush, semi-tropical yard take the Jain out of you and put in a Japanese killer.

Look out! Samurai lawn-woman!

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Oh-oh-oh..

If you’re old enough to remember John Belushi, you know what I”m talking about.

Seriously, though, in gardening, blood-lust is the way to go.

Chemicals kill too many things that need to live and organic baits aren’t fast enough, although I’m told something called Nolo bait works slowly to cut back the lubber population.

I took the cave-woman route and prowled around in the afternoon, bathed in sweat in 90-plus humidity, brick in one hand, a long bamboo stick in the other, nudging and prodding leaves to uncover my prey.

Lubbers, fortunately, are not just show-boats who stick out with their gaudy ensemble, they’re cocky, stupid show-boats, who don’t even think to hide.

Prodded with a stick, they slide, swing under a stem, and hop, sometimes quick enough to get away for a few seconds, but downright lethargic next to your average, in-shape cockroach.

Unlike cockroaches, lubbers die easily. A sharp prod disembowels them. One hit of a brick, and their head and chest cave in.

Filled with loathing and rage on behalf of my violated crinum, I rubbed the edge of the brick vindictively back and forth through my victim’s entrails to make sure that there would be no last-minute heroics.

He didn’t die alone.

Over the past couple of days,  a reign of terror has been unleashed on the lubber population here. Fully a dozen have met a gruesome fate at my hands, with little remorse shown.

I intend to smash and eviscerate every single future lubber I see, with no quarter given for age or sex.

Somewhere in all this, I’m sure, there’s a lesson about karma, human-life, and the powers-that-be, to whom we’re not much more than garden pests and useless feeders to be exterminated.

But, right now, I’m not in the mood to hear it.

I’ve got me some lubbers to hunt.

FEMEN: The empire’s booby-trap

Update 2 (June 9, 2014):

OK. I just found the first documented direct link to Soros and the Open Society:

The Australian academic who directed the film about FEMEN in 2013, Sophie Pinkham, works for George Soros’ Open Society Institute.

Update 1:

I began this post simply to comment on Femen’s attacks on churches in recent months.

Then I found that, although CIA-backing of Femen is assumed by many bloggers, the links I came across didn’t show exactly how Soros or the CIA was tied into the outfit.

I will be updating the post with that information, as I find it.

ORIGINAL POST

The Times of Israel’s blog has a convincing criticism of one of the most visible Weapons of Mass Distraction – the annoyingly uncivilized radical “feminist” group, FEMEN, which allies itself with neo-Nazis in the Ukraine, openly spews (real) bigotry toward Muslims and Christians  and engages in breast-baring pranks, ostensibly in the service of suffering womanhood but actually in the service of the Anglo-Zionist empire.

“In support of  [Amina] Tyler, the Kiev-based feminist group FEMEN declared April 4th the International Topless Jihad Day, which consisted in white young women protesting topless against Islamist regimes at the entrance of mosques and Tunisian embassies around the globe. Because Muslim women do not have a voice of their own. They are all mute. Because Muslim women are inherently oppressed. Aha. And because the only way to liberate them all is by enforcing Western ideals upon their communities. Of course.…….

Another brilliant idea of FEMEN activists was to burn a Salafist flag in front of the Grande Mosquée de Paris. Three topless FEMEN activists started frolicking around the burning flag offending nearby worshippers. As if Parisian Muslims were responsible for the state of women rights in Islamic regimes. As if ALL Muslims were Salafists. FEMEN, congratulations for your amazing work towards perpetuating the stereotype of the Muslim community as monolithic rather than diverse. Hurrah………

In contrast to Tylor and her fellow FEMEN colleagues, who employ nudity as a tool of protest, talented Egyptian cartoonist Doaa Eladl employed her intellect to highlight issues such as underage marriage and sexual attacks against female demonstrators during the revolution. In late December, she was accused of blasphemy following the publication of one of her pieces in the Al-Masry Al-Youm. Unfortunately, her case did not receive as much attention as Tyler’s physical assets. Clearly, the media is not into pencils and brains as it is into nipples.

Lila:

The world gives any woman plenty of choices.

But the dialectic promoted in the Western media – a propaganda tool of  centralizing money-power – herds these innumerable real choices of real women into two or three pre-determined avenues that  let those powers reap economic and political rewards in the swiftest possible way.

As for taking away attention from real activists, that is the point of such plastic activism, whether it is from the ubiquitous Julian Assange or from Edward Snowden or anyone else.

The point is to keep even politically discerning people fixated on mouth-pieces set up by the Central Controllers, so that real resistance is rendered impotent.

Notice that FEMEN’s lewd attacks and sacrilege are directed against mosques and mullahs and also against Catholic bishops and cathedrals:

Life-site News.com reports that in April 2014, Femen activists attacked the Archbishop of Madrid, chanting that “abortion is sacred.”

Notice that this attack roughly corresponds to Easter season, the time of resurrection, rebirth, and fertility.

According to another report, “Top-less activists attack Brussels archbishop again,” it was again at Easter, in April 2013, that the Catholic Archbishop of the Brussels Cathedral, a staunch traditionalist on abortion and homosexuality, was attacked by half-naked “activists,” cursing him and dousing him with water from bottles shaped like the Virgin Mary.

The Femen “sextremists” mocked Christianity, altering “agnus dei” (Lamb of God or Jesus Christ) into “anus dei” (anus god), both denigrating Jesus Christ and deifying homosexuality.

Another FEMEN “activist” posed in front of the Cathedral, a black cross over her bare breasts, simulating Jesus on the cross.

Ironically, it turns out that the master-mind behind all this oestrogen run amok is a rather unreconstructed male, Viktor Svyatskiy, who gets a kick out of pretty girls  stripping for him.

And, worse,  spends his time deriding and humiliating his charges, who, some argue suffer from Stockholm syndrome:

 “It’s his movement and he handpicked the girls,” she told The Independent. “He handpicked the prettiest girls because the prettiest girls sell more papers.”

He’s “quite horrible with the girls,” Green adds. “He would scream at them and call them bitches.” One scene in the film has Svyatski displaying utter contempt for his activists. “These girls are weak,” he says. “They don’t have the strength of character… They show submissiveness, spinelessness, lack of punctuality, and many other factors which prevent them from becoming political activists. These are qualities which it was essential to teach them.”

There you have  the left’s conflicted logic:

Denounce traditional families as hotbeds of patriarchal oppression, because a male is considered the head of the house-hold…..but fawn on a thug who uses, abuses and humiliates vulnerable young women publicly for purposes they’re too naive to suspect, let alone figure out.

The bottom line is that a pimp is paying a few  prostitutes (one activist really is a professional prostitute)  good money (2-3 times the average monthly wage in Ukraine) to spew out propaganda about female liberation.

This is the old Chicks Up- front strategy of the 1960s left.

Put attractive young women, preferably half-naked, out in front of any protest movement. That attracts attention to your message and distracts from the other fellow’s.

FEMEN members themselves have seen through this game.

Amina Sboui (Tyler), the Tunisian activist mentioned in the beginning of the this post, later denounced the group for being anti-Muslim.

She said its funding sources were mysterious and suspected they might be from Israel.

A mother of one of the Ukrainian activists, Alexandra Shevchenko, regrets letting her daughter go to Kiev to study economics:

“I work in the city center and when walking to work each morning I have to listen to many people reprimanding me what they think of my daughter’s behavior,” said Lyudmyla Shevchenko, Aleksandra’s mother. “I can’t sleep. I can’t eat. I can’t live worrying about her all the time. I and her dad tried to persuade her not to do [take off her clothes] anymore. But when she’s in Kyiv she does not listen to us. Femen leaders brainwashed girls like her.

Actually, except for murder, FEMEN’s modus operandi sounds startlingly like the Charles Manson gang in the 1960s:

A charismatic sociopath picks  followers from among young, impressionable women and brow-beats them into promoting his political agenda….which involves promoting social strife…with the CIA not far behind.

But how exactly does FEMEN connect to the CIA, Israel, and/or the Anglo-Zionist enterprise? It’s still not clear to me.

FEMEN – ORIGINS

First, the Victor Sviyatskiy connection.

Sviyatskiy quickly took over FEMEN from Anna Shevchenko Hutsol.

Hutsol is the activist who originally set FEMEN up, it is reported, to protest sex-trafficking in the Ukraine in 2008.

Later, Inna (Anna?) Shevchenko  spread her wings and became a resident of France.

(Lila: I might be confusing Alexandra Shevchenko with Inna. I’ll check and get back to this later today.)

An image of her is now the new Marianne image, the official symbol of France, on postage stamps.

Anna/Inna claims she left for France to avoid the patriarchal set-up in Ukraine, but it’s more accurate to say that she fled there, after she sawed down a Catholic cross and drew the attention of the local police.

Apropos.org.uk points out how characteristic of FEMEN such bigoted attacks are:
In a banner headline, from which we have removed foul language, Femen proclaims “Don’t Rape [us] with Your Crucifixes” , stating that, ‘For two thousand years, the supposed sacrifice of the body of Christ has been used as a tool to control women, our sexuality, our bodies, our freedom.’ This referred to their protest against The March for Life in which white crosses are carried to represent aborted children. According to Femen, ‘ Your white crosses are symbols of hate, control and fear – we will not be your sacrifice.’ As if to emphasise the Satanic nature of their protest the Femen activists who attacked Cardinal Rouco Varela in Madrid had inverted crosses painted on their backs.”
And Pravda (in Ukraine) documents that Inna’s flight had nothing to do with patriarchal oppression and everything to do with the cops:
http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2013/08/31/6997008/
(Google translation, with my edits)
Femen activists fled Ukraine
Saturday, August 31, 2013, 12:00

Femen activists left Ukraine on Friday after having been brought in for questioning.
According to the press service, 30 August, Femen activist Yana Zhdanov, Anna and Alexander Shevchenko Hutsol were summoned for questioning by the investigator. This means that the activists will be transferred from the status of “suspect ” to the status of ” charged “.“Fearing for their lives and freedom activists escaped from Ukraine to Europe to continue Femen activities,” so ran the statement from the activists.

FEMEN – FINANCING

The financing of the group has been as mysterious as its origin, with conflicting reports.

Three names recur in the reports:

HELMUT GEIER

One of FEMEN’s early donors is said to be a German, Helmut Joseph Geier, alias, DJ Hell.

DJ Hell is a disc jockey and exponent of the musical trend known as electroclash.

He popularized it in the 1980s and 1990s in his home town, Munich.

JED SUNDEN

Another figure behind FEMEN is Jed Sunden, a native of Brooklyn, New York.

In 1995  Sunden  founded the Kiev Post, the first English language paper in the area.

Sunden is the owner of KP Media, which publishes the Post.

This article in the Kiev Post in April 2010 says that Sunden was one of the first to support FEMEN, which it describes as having a five-member board of directors (the names are here):

“I confirm that I do give money to Femen,” Sunden said. “I will not state the amount. After meeting with Anna Hutsol, I was impressed with her ideas and have been a supporter. I believe Anna is a young, independent voice in Ukraine. While I do not agree with all of her positions, I believe it is important to give her, and groups like hers, support.”

BEATE SCHOBER

A third figure mentioned as a backer is a Bavarian business-woman, Beate Schober.

An interview with Schober ran in the Kiev Post in Feb 2006.

It describes her as a senior managers at Austrian Airlines and a successful relocation entrepreneur, catering to major companies.

A Berliner Zeitung article in January 2009 states that Schober had been living in Kiev for twelve years, operating her relocation business.

She was very sympathetic to the sex tourism issue raised by the activists and hosted them on her web portal.

The article  also says that fellow Bavarian and German musical entrepreneur, DJ Hell, heard of FEMEN and became interested in publicizing them.

The Swiss Sonntag Zeitung (October 2013) also reported on the funding of the group.

It mentioned that Beate Schober first supported FEMEN, but later concluded that the group was not really interested in women’s emancipation at all.

The SZ piece mentions that 40 percent of the group’s income comes from the sale of T-shirts with their images.

Friends are also mentioned as a source of funds, but no details are given.

DJ Hell is once again mentioned as a backer, but, again, there are no specific figures.

The top four FEMEN activists are reported to get some 700 euros a month  ($1000 in other accounts), which is a large sum in Ukraine.

The outfit in Paris reportedly takes $2500/mth to run.

In Kiev, FEMEN ran out of a popular cafe named after Cupid, the child of Venus (the goddess of sexuality and beauty) and Mars (the god of war).

It provided free Internet access to FEMEN’s members.

The Sonntag Zeitung piece also adds interesting details about the origin of the group.

FEMEN began at a meeting between Sviyatskiy and Anna Hutsol on a park bench in Khmeinitsky in Western Ukraine in the mid-2000′s.

The two were watching married couples at the registry when they came up with the idea.

In the only recorded interview with him, Swiatskiy says Hutsol and he had already decided on FEMEN’s media strategy by that time.

In 2009, Sophie Pinkham, an American academic who was conducting research into Ukrainian feminism,  interviewed the FEMEN chief Anna Hutsol.

She found that the “volunteer” Victor Sviyatskiy was doing most of the answering.

He was extraordinarily passionate about his mission to promote feminism and spoke eloquently about the “eroticism of the social” and his ambition to create an activist group as “cheerful” as Greenpeace.

Despite this, he remains  a shadowy figure, with no foot-print on the Internet.

The non-existent Net footprint certainly suggests an intelligence operation of some kind, but that is only speculation, so far.

In the fall of 2013, a documentary debuted at the Venice film festival- Ukraine Is Not a Brothel.

It was directed  by Australian film-maker Kitty Green, who outed Sviyatskiy as the master-mind behind FEMEN.

To sum up:

  • An American female academic calls attention to the group in 2009, only a year after its official founding.
  • Around the same time an American newspaper publisher and libertarian promotes and funds the group. He stops funding FEMEN only in 2011, because it is offending too many people.
  • Two Germans from the same town in Germany back the group. One is  a multi-millionaire corporate senior manager now in the tourism business, who has  a clientele that includes the World Health Organization. The other is a famous disc jockey. The business-woman later says she thinks they are not really feminists.
  • France quickly makes one of the lead activists its national heroine and gives her residence on the spot, to save her from the investigations of the Ukrainian police.
  • The founder and master-mind of the group is a mysterious abusive male, who admires the ultra-left environmental group, Greenpeace, and is an expert on media strategy.
  • Everyone denies this man’s involvement and he  has no trail on the net.
  • An Australian film-maker publicizes the group in 2013 and “outs” its mysterious founder, although print accounts of his involvement in FEMEN long precede her outing.

Belief in hierarchy is psychopathic, claims leftist

Anti-traditionalist propaganda from Paul Rosenberg at Salon.com:

A few weeks ago, I came across a reference to an unpublished conference paper, with the intriguing title, “ Does endorsement of hierarchy make you evil? SDO and psychopathy.”

So I contacted the lead author, Marc Wilson, a New Zealand psychologist at Victoria University of Wellington, to ask him about his research.

First, a bit of background. Psychopathy — once thought to be an all-or-nothing condition — is now understood in a dimensional fashion (more or less) and is measured by instruments such as  The Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised. While our understanding of psychopathy first developed largely from studying criminal populations, Hare himself has said, “I always said that if I wasn’t studying psychopaths in prison, I’d do it at the stock exchange,” so it’s fairly straightforward to measure and compare psychopathic tendencies and SDO. And that’s just what Wilson has done.

“The research shows that SDO and psychopathy have a reciprocal causal relationship over time — as people become more social dominant, they become more psychopathic, and vice versa,” Wilson told me. “This is based on longitudinal research that shows that, for example, increased SDO (or psychopathy) at time 1 predicts greater psychopathy (or SDO) at time 2. I’ve done this for both convenience samples (university students) and thousands of general population.”

University students get tested a lot — as Wilson indicated, they’re quite convenient. But sooner or later it’s bound to raise questions of just how well the results hold up in a larger population. So it’s significant that he’s already taken that step, and found confirmation as well.

“When SDO was originally proposed, it was argued that group dominance (as measured by SDO) is not the same thing as individual level dominance, and indeed that’s what the original research appeared to show,” he explained. “More recently there have been a few studies that have suggested SDO and psychopathy are related, and I’ve collected a lot of data now that leads me to believe they’re flip sides of the same coin — interpersonal dominance (psychopathy) on one side and group dominance (SDO) on the other.”

This is just what one might informally conclude from listening to the Donald Sterling tape. His personal abusiveness and unwarranted accusations against V. Stiviano is on one side of the coin; flip it over, and his contempt for black people is on the other. Jerk on one side, racist on the other.

[Lila:  Never mind that Stiviano was a gold-digging exhibitionist.

Never mind that she's  made racist comments herself.

Never mind that she either pre-texted or unlawfully surveilled someone in their house.

Never mind that that is a form of moral and mental rape several orders of magnitude worse than saying rude things in your own home for your own private audience.]

“Therefore, it makes sense that environments that promote social hierarchies will also be fertile breeding grounds for individual dominance, and vice versa,” he continued. Digging down a bit into specifics was quite illuminating.

“By ‘environments’ I can imagine a few that are good candidates — financial markets for example,” Wilson said. “Indeed, some of my other work shows that people who work in commerce focused on hierarchy-enhancing wealth consolidation also tend to be more social dominant (an old finding) but also more psychopathic — indeed, people who study commerce at university are not only more psychopathic than people in other fields of study but less psychopathic commerce students are more likely to switch majors to more hierarchy-attenuating disciplines, while more psychopathic arts students (for example) are more likely to switch to commerce degrees.”

Lila:  This is the state of moral and logical confusion in public debate in the West, which, unfortunately, sets the tone for the whole world.

Take Belle Knox, the current feminist icon.

She is barely adult, has a history of body image problems and serious self-cutting; is a  porn addict who was raped and admits that she enjoys being locked up in dog-houses.

She chooses to be routinely spit on, hit in the face, verbally abused, and gang-raped in the derriere, all on camera.

But, of course, there’s no “evil hierarchy” in any of that, nor “dominance,” nor “subordination”; no psychiatric problem there.

No,  that”s  all feminist empowerment and an honest day’s work, all the way.

And you dare not so much as roll your eyes  at her.

On the other hand, if  a young man, a conservative, signs up for a degree in commerce and enjoys the rough-and-tumble of  the business world, watch out – you have Hitler or Mao on your hands.  Call the FBI… the shrinks… the NY Times…. Get Paul Rosenberg on the case.

In Rosenberg’s tendentious, dishonest, simple-minded essay, good, decent ideas with which any conservative could agree – the dignity of manual work and the value of every individual – putrefy and turn into so much slime to fling against political opponents, albeit so clumsily, the effort says more about him than about them.

 

 

The Repat Racket

The Repat Racket describes the gigantic boondoggle that is the Veterans’ Affairs Dept.

Anyone, however briefly or tenuously connected to war, gets public funds for whatever ailments he/she contracts, however many years after his service:

“Let me tell you about my uncle. He wouldn’t mind, even if he were alive. One day he signed a piece of paper, and received a free trip to a lot of exotic places, such as Greece, Crete, Egypt, and North Africa. He also got a free trip home which, he cheerfully used to add, had never been guaranteed.
Several decades later, when he was closer in age to eighty than seventy, he happened to muse to a friend at the R.S.L., “It’s a bit of a nuisance. My hearing’s getting worse, and I’ll have to get a new hearing aid. They’re so darned expensive.”
“Don’t worry!” said his friend. “Repat [that is, the Department of Veterans' Affairs] will provide it” – and he got him to sign another piece of paper. Then, in no time at all, so it seemed, he found himself in receipt, not only of a new hearing aid, but also of a 40% disability pension.
All this rather puzzled him, so, knowing I was an employee of Veterans’ Affairs, he broached the subject on his next visit. “What I can’t understand,” he said, “was how I got that pension. I never applied for it.”
“Oh yes, you did,” I replied. “That form you filled out was headed: ‘Claim for Pension and Treatment for a War-Caused Condition’.”
“But it wasn’t war-caused,” he replied. “It was due to plain old age.”
“Well,” I explained, “the Department would have taken the view that if you hadn’t heard all those guns, you wouldn’t have reached the current level of hearing loss for perhaps another five years.”
He looked dumbfounded. “Well, that is quite amazing,” he said.
“And that,” said I, “is the difference between Social Security [now Centrelink] and Veterans’ Affairs. Social Security is designed so that any lying parasite can rip off the system. Veterans’ Affairs is designed so that even honest people can rip off the system.”

And that’s about it. I could tell you innumerable anecdotes about the claims I have processed. Take, for example, the old man who lodged a claim for “eyes” because he suffered from cataracts and glaucoma – which are major problems, I agree, but not obviously connected to any military service. It never occurred to him to ask how many men of his age group suffer from these diseases, or what sort of conditions cause them. Rather, he automatically assumed they may must have resulted from his service in the Pacific Islands forty years before. When I telephoned him for more details, the following conversation ensured:
“Well, there were the batteries.”
“The batteries?”
“Yes, I had to fill the batteries for the trucks, and the fumes from the acid made my eyes water.”
“I see.”
“Then there were the centipedes.”
“The centipedes?”
“Yes, you know what a centipede is? Well, in the Islands they were about a foot long. Sometimes you would lift a stone, and there they were. You couldn’t avoid them.”
By now my mind was starting to boggle, but I had to ask the obvious question: “So, how would they affect your eyes?”
“Well, they’d spray some sort of vapour at you, and it’d get in your eyes.”
Good grief! I thought. Where do people get these ideas?
All right, he probably left school at fourteen. The younger generation should be a bit better educated or more savvy. Or are they? A much younger soldier – I think he was even too young to have gone to Vietnam – lodged a claim for about a dozen non-specific symptoms – such as aches and pains, chronic constipation and diarrhoea (!), and general fatigue. In fact, they had caused him to give up his favourite recreation of marathon kayak racing. He could no longer do it without aching all over and feeling exhausted….”

Of course, this kind of  boon-doggle isn’t unique to the VA. It’s endemic in every walk of life. Patients file for multi-millions in damages, even when they suffered trivial losses.  Workers do stupid things on the job and then sue deep pockets.

Feds gun-grabbing across America

International gun-grabbing signed into place:

Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Monday the United States will sign on to a U.N. treaty on arms control, over the objections of many in Congress who say the global document would clamp down on America’s Second Amendment.

The U.S. “welcomes” the next step in treaty ratification, Mr. Kerry said in a statement reported by Fox News and issued the same day the United Nations held a formal signing ceremony on New York.

 

Meanwhile, on the domestic gun-grabbing front:

* Obama’s new Surgeon-General, Vivek Murthy, is a relatively young, British-born gun-control enthusiast,  rather than the established and distinguished senior professional usually chosen.

*A senior staff officer (Lt. Colonel Robert Bates) took to the pages of Esquire magazine to announce his six-point program to confiscate guns from gun-owners, including in his provisions a 400% tax on ammunition and confiscation at death (except for 3 specified types).

*New legal precedents are being set across the nation that enable the police to label people as “suspicious” or even a “domestic terrorist,”  and use that to unilaterally invade their homes, without warrant, and confiscate fire-arms and property.

From Freedom Outpost:

Last month, when a group of concerned citizens assembled at Bundy Ranch in Nevada to protest government overreach, Senator Harry Reid dubbed them “domestic terrorists.” Even paying with cash or complaining about chemicals in water can land an American on the terror watch list. Non-conformists who do not subscribe to the status quo can now be considered mentally insane according to psychiatrists’ Diagnostic and Statistics Manual of Mental Disorders.

Law enforcement has an almost unlimited amount of circumstances they can cite to justify threats to one’s self or others, and thus, to ignore Constitutional requirements when serving at the behest of the local, state or federal government.

Has the Federal Court’s latest decision made it possible for these vaguely defined suspicious activities to be molded into exigent circumstances that give police the right to enter homes without due process, confiscate legally owned personal belongings, and detain residents without charge?”

http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/05/fed-court-ruling-cops-can-kick-in-your-door-confiscate-guns-without-warrant-or-charges/#j3xdWL1V19k8Z6Xu.99

Cognitive dissonance in some libertarian circles

Negligent burning of baby in public sector:

NAZI POLICE STATE

Dear God

[Source: Will Grigg, Pro Libertate, republished at LRC blog]

Note: Grigg is  pro-life.  No criticism of his excellent piece is  intended.

Intentional baby-killing in private sector:

A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE 

Cell phone photos taken of late-term abortions at the abortion clinic of Dr. Douglas Karpen (Houston, Texas).

Criminal charges against Dr. Karpen were dismissed in December 2013, but under pressure from pro-life groups and accumulating testimony from former employees, investigation of the clinic has been re-opened.