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December 14, 2017

What Difference Do “Days of Rage” Make?

 

Last week, after President Trump recognizing the reality that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel, though also adding enough qualifiers so as not to actually change anything other than making clear that, at the very least, half of Jerusalem will be the Capital of Israel, the Arabs on all borders and within Israel announced three Days of Rage. Perhaps a little clarity would be of some assistance. Every Friday afternoon the Arabs in Judea and Samaria have demonstrations at specific locations where they act against Israeli security forces, IDF, Border Police and regular police, with varying degrees of violence from shouting curses and spitting to throwing rocks often using slings of the variety with which David slew Goliath or even shooting at the Israeli forces from behind rock throwing children so as to get movies of Israeli security forces firing rubber bullets presumably at the children with the people with the rifles out of frame. So if these outbreaks of violence are almost as regular as clockwork, what is the big deal with announcing Days of Rage? That is simple. Where the regular violence is performed so that the Pallywood cameras can record everything from various angles such that the best editing makes the acts look real to use in Arab propaganda throughout the world to portray the Israelis as savage monsters; the announced Days of Rage are special because that signals the world media to come and record the action for the six o’clock news broadcasts and are aimed largely at the United States media as well as international media such as CNN and the BBC. There will be a less official Day of Rage again this Friday and actually are being carried out in select locations all week for the remaining media who are still hanging around just in case a really good action piece emerges showing Israel in the worst possible light.

 

Three Views of Jerusalem

Three Views of Jerusalem

 

The reality is that there are staged eruptions at the most effective checkpoints often organized by European and other leftist groups some of which include leftist Israelis. Just as are present in the United States, Europe and the rest of the developed world, there are the useful idiots who take the side that their country is a terrible and oppressive nation, as it had not adopted their idea of a socialist utopia. We have them here in Israel as well except here they are far more dangerous as the world, especially in Europe; use these people to demean the government and the security forces which protect them. These are far leftists who would demand for Israel to sacrifice its Jewishness on the altar of a socialist plurality which permitted the entirety of the so-called Palestinian refugees who number closing in on eight-million to become Israelis along with the Arabs in Judea and Samaria giving the Arab Palestinians a majority voice in the government. To them having a Jewish State is an anathema and anachronistic as they argue that no other nation in the world is religiously based. Obviously they have never heard of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq or the other nations which claim to be Islamic States, but it is not that Israel has a religiosity, it is that it is Jewish that bothers them. These often are Jews ashamed of their own Jewishness so they argue that everything Jewish must be made less Jewish until nothing is Jewish. For this reason, they side with their enemies believing that their enemies will reward them once Israel as a Jewish State has been destroyed. Should such an event ever occur, Hashem forbid, then they will find out that they are considered as Jewish as every other Jew in Israel and will receive identical treatment.

 

Pallywood

 

Still, with or without any assistance, the Arab Palestinians will protest and riot on a regular basis with checkpoints which are most effective in preventing terrorist attacks targeted in hopes of forcing their being dismantled, on the Temple Mount, and in Bethlehem and other readily recognized locations which will thus garner the greatest amount of media coverage. The media in much of the world has reported that there have been riots in every part of Israel in response to President Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem. That is far from the reality. There were some demonstrations along the Gaza border with a small number of rockets launched into Israel, disruptions on the Temple Mount and in Eastern parts of Jerusalem, in Bethlehem and some other locations in Judea and Samaria. As for most of Israel, life has continued uninterrupted and as peaceful as can be. But a peaceful Israel does not make for breathtaking news alerts on the hour and the half hour, only broad rioting wherever the media can see amounts to making for good news reporting. Ask yourself if you saw coverage of rioting in Tel Aviv, Ashkelon, Ashod, Netanya, Herzliya, Ma’alot, Eilat or Akko. Isn’t it remarkable that there have been no reports of rioting or violence in all of these Israeli cities, some of the most well known and largest in the little country? Perhaps the lack of news about problems in all of these locations is because the violence is limited to the few locations where the news coverage was directed and nowhere else. What is not a very well know fact about Israel is that, even including terrorist acts, you are less likely to have a violent crime committed against your person in Israel than you are in the United States. Part of the reason is that Israel has remarkably low crime and a well-ordered and happy society. This is proven by the World Happiness Report where Israel is the eleventh happiest nation on the planet. That is an eye-opener, is it not?

 

Truth of Middle East Conflicts and their Death Tolls

 

Now for the real brain-teaser, we are about to enter the low rioting season. Arab rioting in Israel is seasonal and when it is colder and rainy, there is far less rioting, terror and violence in general. On the other hand, when it gets very hot in the balmy days of summer there is far greater propensity for violence from the Arab Palestinians. This is similar to crime statistics in most major cities where crime increases when it is very hot and drops precipitously when winter arrives. The rioting in Israel is very seasonal peaking in July and August and dropping off in January and February. If the rioting, terrorism and violence really were about the harsh and terrible treatment imposed by Israel, then one would expect there to be an even number of provocations throughout the year and a very steady level of related violence. But that is not the case as it is actually very seasonal with peaks also coming during Jewish holidays, specifically those holidays when Jews are most likely to desire visiting the Temple Mount. This is why during the weeks leading up to Rosh HaShana, Yom Kippur and through Sukkot the rioting on the Temple Mount hits a crescendo forcing the closing of the Temple Mount. What is interesting is this closure of the Temple Mount is more often just imposed on Jews and only when the rioting becomes dangerously damaging that the Temple Mount is completely closed, which leads to greater rioting at the entrances which are barred by Security Forces. Odd that it is during these special holidays that suddenly there erupts violence by the Arabs to close the Temple Mount to all non-Muslims; but when Christmas arrives there is no rioting, instead, there are Arab merchants at the entrances selling seasonal gifts and souvenirs as well as food to the visiting foreigners who have money to spend. Then again coming into and through Passover there oddly enough is no second wave of Temple Mount violence. This would be strange as it is another holiday when Jews desire visiting the Temple Mount. But Passover always corresponds to Easter and that brings those tourists with the money to spend and business takes precedence over preventing the Jews from visiting the Temple Mount. Some things are universal and making money off holiday traffic is one of them.

 

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December 13, 2017

Another Terror Attack, What Will it Take?

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New York just had yet another terrorist attack. This was definitely a homegrown relative incompetent with a pipe bomb, but he still managed to injure three with at least one fairly seriously. Granted there was a fourth victim but that was the terrorist whose device apparently detonated prematurely. What we here call a premature detonation whenever the terrorist goes boom and it was unplanned. That differentiates them from the suicide bombers who intend to blowup with their devices. The Palestinian Arab leaders made a claim once that Israeli security forces were decapitating suicide bombers because their heads were found separate from their legs, their torsos were rarely found at all, as they were mostly in very small pieces spread over a wide area. The absolute gall to make such a sick claim about often young people with mental difficulties or gullible youth who were brainwashed into the belief that they would have a corporeal existence with wine, grass fields of green, palm trees and their seventy-some perpetual virgins and other sexual delights in the next life. These kinds of monsters will never stop voluntarily as long as they can find others to carry out these deadly deeds, these lethal terrorist acts. Sometimes, if the attack is worthy, they will sacrifice themselves but they still require some others who are often not told the entire plan and allowed to believe they will survive the attack only to find out too late that there will be no returning from the attack. The terror attacks on Paris, London, New York and the others are just the trickle before the torrent that is coming. Wake-up people, these terrorists are just the introduction to the main events to come at a later date. The attacks will only grow in lethality and competence.

 

We have map showing the terror attacks year-by-year from 2001 through 2016 below. We took the information from the Tech Insider within Business Insider which displayed these United States maps within a World Map which is impressive as it is frightening. Those maps are worth a look-see. But the maps we took and enlarged depict a continuous string of terrorist acts in or around New York and the Washington D.C.-Philadelphia-New York-Boston corridor. This begs the question of how many or how frequently do these terror attacks have to become before the people demand the government put an end to your vulnerability? The only idea we could come to is that you thusfar are considering these acts of terror as infrequent enough and of such a nature as they do not rise above the common violences your cities have suffered already and you simply added this to street crimes. The only other explanation was that most of these terror attacks were classified as some other criminal act and not reported as terrorism and only later, possibly considerably later, were the people told the truth, that is if they were ever told the truth. If your reality has been hidden and disguised as something other than terrorism, well these maps provide the real picture and now you can act as informed people. We wish you best of luck with City Hall. (Article continues below maps)

 

Terror Attacks in the United States from 2001 Through 2016
Terror Attacks in the United States from 2001 Through 2016
Terror Attacks in the United States from 2001 Through 2016
From the World Maps from Tech Insider within Business Insider

 

We would like to look to the coming future for a while. The violence in the Middle East in general and Israel in particular, was at some point a terror attack every month within a sea of violence under British Rule where both Jew and Arab fought the British, sometimes even cooperating. Once it became apparent that the British were not going to prevent completely the formation of a Jewish State, the Arabs became more angered by that eventuality than British rule. That meant that some of the attacks, which had been carried out against the British, were now done against the Jews. Israel was declared a state and the 1948-9 War was initiated by the Arabs with six countries and numerous militias invading Israel on the morning of her birth and before she had established a military. The Jews call this their War of Independence despite it being an Arab War to Annihilate the Jews and Erase the Jewish State. The Jews and Arabs who fought as Israelis claim they won the war as they still existed, but the reality is they lost some of the lands west of the Jordan River, the Jordan River was the original eastern boundary. Egypt had possessed the Gaza Strip and Jordan possessed Judea and Samaria, which they gave a less Jewish sounding name of West Bank. The bias of the world and the media is made obvious by their use of the terminology “West Bank” as that simply furthers the lie that these lands were not part of Israel at dawn of May 15, 1948, according to international law and the recognized set boundary by the United Nations and most of the world including the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union. The world has attempted to forget that and to allow the Arab world to have an advantage in crushing the Jewish State from existence.

 

This is also why most of the terror attacks, if they are not able to spin them as part of the vital fight against the oppressor Israel by the unfortunate Arabs ignoring that the Arab League has backed the Palestinian struggle, as it is defined, with arms and supplies and the world has all but buried their leaders in gold through their funding of all efforts blindly. The terrorism rose continually with an uptick coming with the founding of the PLO in 1964. From that point the terror slowly crept higher and higher until with the onset of the Second Intifada in 2000 after Yasser Arafat ended negotiations and returned home waiting for any event on which to blame the Israelis for his already planned waves of violence designed to drive the Jews from Israel. He got his golden opportunity when Ariel Sharon visited the Temple Mount where he walked in the open areas and entered none of the buildings found there, especially not the al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock which were used as the instigation for the waves of suicide bombers, shootings, bombings and other terror activities. If you read the Al Jazeera version, you will note the Arab reports were he entered their sacred place defiling it by his presence. Their reasoning is they define even the open spaces as part of the Mosque in order to refuse Jews even entry onto the Holy Site of three religions. This violence which was leading to unacceptable violence and losses through deaths and maimed individuals, some being Druze, Arab, visitors from the world over, but mostly Jews as they were target one, led to the building of the Security Barrier which is mostly fencing, with well kept sand to register anyone crossing through the fence, as well as concrete walls where sniper fire had become a problem. The Security Barrier is the “wall” of oppression, which Arabs had sued in the Israeli Supreme Court and got it rerouted when it would have cut a farmer from his lands. Once constructed this barrier cut down on infiltrations and the related terrorism to almost nothing with the occasional terror attack. The world now calls this Security Barrier an “Apartheid Wall” demanding it be torn down so as to permit the free slaughter of Israelis to begin again. That is the actual reason for demands to remove this barrier, to permit the destruction of Israel just as the BDS Movement also is attempting to destroy Israel as they connect almost every Jewish company with their claims of using the Arab lands for their products and services because the entirety of Israel is considered occupied Arab lands to the leaders of these movements.

 

The story here is if you do not nip terrorism in the bud when it is little more than a nuisance, then with time it will become life threatening. Yes, the police claim they are preventing dozens of attacks that must remain secretive. Eventually they may be preventing hundreds or even thousands of attacks while the number of attacks which get through also rise proportionally leading to terror attacks on a weekly basis with a mass attack once or twice a month. The question you need ask is from where do the reasons and ideas come from for these terror attacks and at what point might New Yorkers in particular and the free world in general going to do something about these attacks. The vast majority of the terror attacks are attempts to force submission out of the Western Free World and have them submit to Islam and bow before Allah. These terror attacks will continue until Sharia with Imams holding all the positions of power in Government and all non-Muslims taking the position of Dhimmitude. This includes but is not limited to having no right to witness in courts of law (Sharia), Muslims using the sidewalk while non-Muslims use the gutters of the street, bowing so as to never appear taller than a Muslim, accepting degrading treatment from Muslims and a whole host of other fun things ending with the paying of the special non-Muslim tax, the Jiyza and eventually being given the choice of convert to Islam or die. This is the end which terrorists believe they are forcing you into through their acts. They also are granted a free pass into heaven no matter their former crimes and sins, and in an Islamic community, having sinned is their version of the Scarlet Letter.

 

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December 12, 2017

Investment in Higher Educations Hath Wrought

 

College and University faculty and administrators were dominated by conservative and largely religious members in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Starting in the late 1960’s a far more liberal and leftist influence was given the initial entry. The reasoning was that they added a diversity of thought and there was little desire to use intellectual viewpoints as an exclusionary criterion. These new faculty, and soon also administrators, initially showed some degree of openness but often they would make arguments that their positions were in the minority. This argument held sufficient weight that within a short period of time, these leftists and their petitioning established themselves as a slight majority. Once they had established majorities in a goodly number of universities and colleges, they began a purge of the conservatives, often offering early retirement with sizeable severance bonus as an incentive, one might say bribe, to depart early allowing for more of their own numbers. This quickly led to the situation these institutions are in today with rare exceptions. This was the beginning of the purging of the institutions which seek college and university graduates to fill their positions, particularly the upper management and high-skilled positions. They were able to infiltrate and then control the greater part of the media, educators of the public schools systems as well as many private systems, entertainment, information technology positions, the main internet corporations and virtually all the major metropolitan government and the deep state of the Federal Government. These are the sources of the recent upheavals in American and European societies where much of traditions have been turned on their heads. Today society has been fragmented into thousands of identity first groups which can be pitted one against the other.

 

The new normal is if you belong to any group which is perceived to have had any kind of advantage in the past, then you must pay for that history and be denigrated and denied a fair opportunity for positions, advancement or preference of any kind. For example, white males must pay for the entire history of the industrialized west and their positions of power within. Remarkably, the sole measure is who held the positions of power in the industrialized western world. For example, there are no impediments placed on Muslims who actually are considered to be disadvantaged despite their historic period of empire which remains today as the Arab Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and has shown signs of becoming resurgent. Somehow, Arabs have been determined to be a minority people of color needing assistance against the former dominant white males. Never mind that there have been numerous different groups who were the dominant culture all over the globe. The Mongols had one of the largest empires in all of history. The Chinese have had several periods of empire and may be on the verge of another period of greater influence and power. Thailand was formerly known as Siam when they held power over much of Southeast Asia. Russia has been referred to as Empire throughout history. The French, British, Spanish, Dutch, Portugal and others have all had periods of Empire. There were empires in the Americas such as the Toltec, Olmec, Maya and Aztec. There have been empires from early history such as the Egyptian, Hittite, Babylon, Assyrian, Carthaginian, Pandyan, Macedonian, Seleucid, Ptolemaic, Armenian and others before Rome, talking about empires. A rather comprehensive list of empires over the years and around the globe can be found here. The point is virtually every race and peoples held empire of some measure somewhere in history. Despite history showing that all peoples were at some time rulers of their area and the most advanced in their regions, only Caucasians, and mostly males, are being targeted by the new, leftist political establishment. Truthfully, the targeting seems to actually get even more specific, it attempts to target conservative and religious when possible.

 

University

University

 

This is the result of identity politics. The problem is once you claim you resent identity politics or even use the terminology identity politics, that makes you a target as anyone complaining about identity politics is obviously a racist individual who probably uses racial identity as part of your determination of who is to be trusted and who is a danger. The leftists who practice identity politics though, are serving to equalize past discrepancies which caused inequalities favoring one group over others. The other thing necessary to know is that there are a few rules which are the truths which have presumably given certain groups advantages over other groups and these have been true over all of history, according to the authorities of identity politics. One of these rules is that men have had advantages over women, whites over other races and these have been the two main standards. There is one set of rules which holds for nations and they have been defined as those who have been the industrialized militarily successful nations. That and have had White privilege. That restricts this to Europeans, the United States and the rest of the British Empire nation. There have been some exceptions such as Japan which was one of the nations which fits the description but misses one main contingent, white privilege. There is one nation and its people who, despite not having any empire for the last three-thousand years, being of many different racial makeups and having been the victim of one of the greatest acts of hatred in history who have still been placed as the one nation alongside the United States as the greatest example of privilege, Israel and the Jews. Evidence of this can be seen in the example pictured below. This image has been used by Black Lives Matter (BLM) as well as far right White Supremacist groups with both claiming that Jews were manipulating and stealing positions which should have been given to them. The Jews hold the unique position of being targeted as the cause of people’s problems by the extremes on the left and the right. The way the Jewish people are described one would not be blamed for believing there is no such thing as a Jew who is not wealthy, or at the very worst, not poor. This is not entirely true, which I can honestly attest to as a former day laborer who was often not the first chosen for jobs being of slight build when younger and will wish I could get back to that weight again. What is interesting is that in many instances it would be all but impossible to differentiate between Jews and Muslims in a line-up.

 

White Privilege Starts with Jewish Privilege

White Privilege Starts with Jewish Privilege

 

The whole idea of pretending that racial or religious preferences exist or that discrimination is a huge problem and very probably the largest challenge society faces. What is sad is that the same people who are claiming that racial, religious, gender and other such qualifiers are still used as the main and decisive reasons for hiring personnel actually get audience in the United States or much of the developed world. Those battles were fought and pretty much settled in the last century and using it for political purposes and to infuriate and activate to the verge of violence or beyond is one of the saddest truths today. There are other sad truths which revolve around these purely political claims and forced divisiveness. Society in the United States was in many ways less divided forty and fifty years ago than it is today. This sad reality is very much being forced intentionally in order to divide society and wield an unbeatable political alliance. A large part of what makes the problems being faced by many in our society are not as much racial and financial. Those living in the heart of most large metropolises are stuck in broken schools where the atmosphere for learning is completely stifled by a combination of policies demanding that the public schools must take even the most disruptive students requiring much effort be invested in security along with the least experienced teachers being assigned makes these schools often substandard. Charter Schools often can make a difference, as they are not restrained by many of the worst inhibitions and limitations placed on the regular public schools. They choose their own teachers and are permitted to hire, fire, promote and demote without interference by teachers’ unions or school boards. These special schools also can choose to expel students who are disruptive while the public school has no such power any longer. The Charter Schools are opposed by the teachers’ unions and the politicians who support these unions. Were the entirety of schools were permitted to operate under the same rules the level of education in the inner cities would improve drastically, and the union would cease to have any power. That union power and the politics behind it has sentenced the poor, the financially disabled, to continue to have little hope of climbing out from the hole in which they were born. There was a time when all schools ran with similar rules as the Charter Schools and provided and superior product to the inner cities than they are now capable of providing, rules as they are.

 

There once were special schools for the most problematic student called Reform Schools. There once were asylums for the mentally challenged or disabled. Some social scientists decided that these institutions were counterproductive and that such individuals would be better served if they were integrated into the mainstream rather than treated separately. The theory was that by mixing these differently challenged individuals with the normative individuals they would be better off and would, in time, be normalized. There was no concern what effect such changes would have on the so-called normative individuals. For the mentally disadvantages this became numerous mentally ill individuals no longer making their appointments with supervising physicians, getting or taking their medicines or having their counselling sessions. Many of these individuals were not better for their experience and became fair numbers of the homeless. Without medical attention, they simply were incapable of functioning within society, and some believe those who decided this was a wise experiment knew this would be the result. Some believe that they actually hoped for this as it provided yet another political football to put in play at election time. For students in schools in what some refer to as troubled areas, others call inner cities, the level of education completely fell apart. This too was part of the plan so that more political power would come from the problem caused. They have decided that people are less important than political power and funds which brings more influence and thus more power. The entire game is being played with human capital and the society of the United States is losing the longer this game is played. The problem grows and very few ever desire to take on the battle because the deck is stacked, the game rigged and the field tilted against you. As soon as you begin to point to the problems, you run into the name-calling. When you claim that there is a problem with the inner city schools, you are labeled a racist. When you address the mental problems plaguing many of the homeless, you are labeled unfeeling. When you step onto this field, the leftist and liberal media will tear you to pieces, the left wing politicians will denounce you, teachers from the union will cast you as the devil incarnate, and every derogatory name in the book will become attached to your name, and very few are willing to take that risk. All we can say is we have nothing to lose in such a theater because if people are helped, then it was worth the risks.

 

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