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September 14, 2018

The Jews Did It, All Over Again

 

We’re sorry, but we just couldn’t resist quoting Yogi Berra, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” Yogi was a man who always found a way to confuse those listening and amuse those barely paying attention. Unfortunately, the all over again is all too familiar to Jews, especially those with any knowledge of our history. What is sad is the numbers of Jews without a clue of what is happening or of the history it so closely mirrors. The odd thing is those of us who know some or most or the rare few knowing all the history of the Jews, they know that this is all part of a repetition of events dressed up in different clothes with the same hatreds underneath and the same assimilated Jews who are clueless. These are the Jews who think, and some even say, it is those other Jews, the ones who wear their Judaism all over with the little funny hats and the strings, not Jews like me, professional and accepted in all these clubs and the Rotary Club and a member of this prestigious country club, they don’t mean those of us who are part of the accepted ones and we even vote and support the politically correct party and they love us. Well, they are partly correct, they do love you, as long as you pay dearly and then when they can simply take it from you, then they do not like you as much. For starters, please allow us to quote straight from Rachel Ehrenfeld’s article

“Political Islam” and “Extremist” Terrorism;


Said Rageah (سعيد راجح), the founder of Sakinah Community Center in Toronto and the mosques Masjid Huda in Montreal and Masjid Aya in Maryland, who is Chairman for the Journey of Faith Conference and serves as an instructor for the AlMaghrib Institute, has claimed “what happened in September 11 [2001] was not a work of Muslims.”

 

Further in this article it states that Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who in March 2015, told members of a Chicago mosque, “It is now becoming apparent that there were many Israelis and Zionist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks.” He further claimed, “the root of terrorism was not committed by Arabs or Muslims.” Ms. Ehrenfeld referred often to a talk titled “ISIS, Violence and the Politics of Deradicalization,” whose video we have included below. The entire article by Ms. Ehrenfeld is well worth reading.

 

 

 

 

The article got us thinking about many of the not so wonderful things we see coming at us at an ever-increasing rate. There are always the reasons behind the Islamic radicalism and why to claim that there is nothing to be alarmed and Muslims are not to blame. One escape is that 90% are moderates and are totally against terrorism and violence. They do not support violent Jihad and because of these moderates, Islam cannot be blamed for the terrorism. The one question they never ask these moderates is, “If a Jihadist knocked on your door and asked to be hidden for a week so they could perform Jihad, would you take them in?” We have covered abrogation and how Islam used different verses in the Quran from when they are a small minority to when they are the majority in our article Islam from First Muslim to Total Control, Five Stages of Islamic Conquest, so we really are not going to go into that again. What is scaring us are the signals from many, uncomfortably many, in the Democrat Party who believe that Islam is their path to power. They see Islam as an ally simply because they believe that Islam desires ridding the world of the Judeo-Christian ethic just as the leftist Secular Humanist believers desire to do. They believe that once they have used Islam to destroy the last vestige of the Judeo-Christian ethic, then they will simply redefine Islam along with their Secular Humanist ideology. Secular Humanism is actually a religion though they claim that it is actually an anti-religious movement because they believe in science and rationality. For people who claim to follow rationality, they have some strange ways of acting and whom they choose as allies.

 

The problem now is that the far leftists are slipping further and turning to violence to implement and establish their positions and eradicate any opposition. This has become all too evident on numerous college campuses where should a conservative speaker be scheduled, the reaction has been extreme violence. What is strange is the far right or alt-right blames these violent people as being controlled by the Jews. The far left claims often that it is the Jews who are the ones responsible for bringing the right wing and conservative speakers, because of their support for Israel. The extremists from both sides have often displayed problems with Israel and through their hatred of Israel, they broadly brush all Jews as pro-Israel, period, no matter how many groups who are run by and memberships are Jewish such as J-Street, New Israel Fund, Anti-Zionist Neturei Karta, and Jewish Voice for Peace. What was really telling was the reactions to the recent Nationality Law passed in Israel. The main problem that the American and European Jewish groups, numerous congregations and numerous vocal individuals including Rabbis had was mainly to the fact that Israel had the gall to re-announce that Israel is the State for the Jewish People. Why did Israel have to go out of their way to restate the fact that it is Jewish, why did you include us in Europe and North America because of our being Jewish, now everyone will think of us as being part of Israel and responsible for things you do. What they are forgetting is a little something called history. When the Arab and Islamic Worlds sent the majority of Jews packing with minimal possessions and pretty much with no funds, did the European nations or the United State or Canada rush to take in these 850,000 Jews? The answer is not one they wish to recall and will hem and haw and shuffle their feet in order to avoid the uncomfortable answer. The truth was that it ended up that Israel was the sole nation willing, not willing, desirous to take in these Jews despite being a young nation without much in wealth, jobs, or even places in which to even house these Jews, but they were welcomed. Immediately preceding the expulsion of the Jews in the Arab and Islamic Worlds was the refusal of much of Europe to take their Jews back into their former neighborhoods where Jews heard the stories of their former townsfolk and even friends were refusing to allow the Jews back simply because they had taken over their homes and businesses and did not desire to accommodate the returning Jews. Where did the Jews end up? Many in camps on Cyprus held there by the British. Many of us have heard of the ship renamed the “Exodus” and picture Paul Newman and the ship arriving in Israel and the Jews being welcomed. The reality was quite different. The real SS Exodus was turned back from disembarking in Israel and the Jews ended up being held in a former German camp, some reports claim it was a former concentration camp while others claimed it was an embarkation camp, but either way, this was the worst possible result. But the hundreds of thousands of Jews who were spit out by Europe and offered only Israel, unless a relative in the United States or Canada signed an affidavit that they would be financially responsible for their relatives, came to what was then, is now and always will remain a safe home for every Jew. So, where did the majority of these Jews go? Israel is where they went and should Jews find they are residing in a location where they feel threatened, where are they going to go? Again, the one nation willing to take them without too many questions is Israel. The reality is the number of Jews coming into Israel resulting from desperation and fleeing situations where they felt threatened is increasing. There are reports that as many as 35% to 40% of British Jews are ready to emigrate to Israel should the Labor Party win the next elections and Jeremy Corbin become Prime Minister. Sweden and France have witnessed the beginnings of an exodus of their Jews and the vast majorities are coming here to Israel. Should the United States turn in a direction in which the Jews are threatened, where does anybody believe they will be heading, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America? They will be heading for Israel and they will be welcomed because Israel is the place of last resort or first choice, depending on one’s level of Zionistic feelings and also rationality as going anywhere else does not solve the problem. Torah says that Israel will one day be where the Jews, meaning all the Jews, will reside. That is the truth no matter by which direction it will occur.

 

Hate Crimes Motivated by Religious Bias in a Short Graphic History

Hate Crimes Motivated by Religious Bias in a Short Graphic History

 

Either all Jews will voluntarily or involuntarily return to Israel where their forefathers founded their state after the Exodus or they will become so assimilated that they will have forgotten or were never told they are Jewish. Only, it is claimed, 20% of Jews left Egypt with Moses, and it is said that only 20% returned from the Babylonian exile, none of the Ten Lost Tribes who were conquered by the Assyrians ever returned until modern times, so, this time, we are already doing far better as by now at least 35% to 40% and some like to claim 50% of Jews have already returned to Israel making the modern return the most effective. The four nations with the largest Jewish populations after Israel are the United States (5,700,000), France (465,000), Canada (385,000) and Britain (269,568). Israel has a Jewish population of 6,589,000 according to the same place where we took the lowest estimates. Anti-Semitism is rising everywhere in the world and alongside that, the hatred of Israel is also rising. There is a direct correlation of these two hatreds as one is a reflection of the other and both a growing in identical fertile soil. What will eventually be the main reason that so many Jews will not see the turning point when the nation where they reside turns that corner from which there will be no return is actually very simple. The point in the public sphere from where anti-Semitism will rise is the same one from which it usually appears, from the extremes, both left and right but in Europe and North America it will be the left. The Tzars were far right as Monarchists, the Communists were leftists as international socialists, the Nazis were leftists as national socialists, the Pharos was about as far right as possible, the same applies to Nebuchadnezzar, Haman in Persia was right wing law and order fanatic who desired purification of the society and as there are few Monarchists or leaders claiming to be gods in human form and the largest amounts of anti-Semitism are coming from the liberal parties across the boards in Europe and North America as the leftists are aligning with Islam extremists as the leftists believe they can use Islam as their shock troops when they decide they are taking over because the people just are incapable of electing the right people. Find that impossible to believe, spend some time with no filters active while searching out on Facebook and searching for, “blame Jews,” “Jews did it,” “Jewish control” and “hate” just to sample what is there. Warning, these searches can be done generally on Google but any such search will be frightening, especially if you actually believe that anti-Semitism died with the Nazis. Simple truth, Jews are victimized by hate crimes more than Muslims in the United States.

 

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August 15, 2018

Leftists, the Israeli Nationality Law and President Trump

 

We threw in President Trump more to get your attention than as anything shockingly real. The reality where the leftists have gone berserk in the United States and Israel over things which if they were behind similar concepts or power, that would be considered normal. When anybody else is in power, then things are upside down, dangerous and just wrong. And we all know when things are just wrong; the left is out in the streets demanding their right to correct all wrongs and make things correct, correct defined as them in control and nothing less. When President Obama was elected and there were some who protested briefly, the left had a great saying, elections have consequences. Now that Trump was elected President, we learn that elections in deed do have consequences, when the left wins the consequence is everyone must just be quiet and accept their superiority and when the left loses an election we have to listen to their scare-mongering and consistent conspiracy theories which simply demand that the election be reversed and their candidate declared the winner or they will never be quiet. There may be some really bad news coming in 2020 should President Trump run for reelection, though with the treatment he has received, one can barely understand why he would desire going through the mistreatment, but he probably will simply because he believes in what he is doing and, despite what you might believe, he really does love his country. But we would rather talk about what a limited number of American and European leftists along with Israeli leftists are screaming about, the new Israeli Nationality Basic Law.

 

We thought, we wonder if any other nations have nationality laws which define the basic citizenship theme and how others can, if at all, become citizens and other similar processes. We found a little information. To save everyone the bother of going to the link, the following nations are listed by Wikipedia as having nationality laws: Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, People’s Republic of China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iraq, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and also the United States. Should we expect leftists in all these countries out with great indignation. For some odd reason, we figure this will not happen while the world over people are denouncing the right of Israel to act exactly as have most other nations. One question, have you ever actually read the document, and that is all it is, a document which is declaratory in its nature and does absolutely nothing to anyone, for anyone and simply states the original Zionist dream which, like it or not, is to establish a Jewish State. It actually became necessary to reestablish the actual dream that is Israel. We are not there as of this time, but in many ways, things are starting to head in a healthier future. Nobody will be finding that anything in their daily lives changed absolutely by nothing. Nobody was granted additional rights that already did not exist and equality remains unchanged in business, religious freedom, freedom of speech, and every other right with an improving court system that is a work in progress and hopefully continues under similar or the same leadership. Israel is the same as it was before the Nationality Basic Law.

 

Almost All Nations Enact Nationality Laws

Almost All Nations Enact Nationality Laws

 

What is sad is those who have simply deciding Israel is an illiberal who placed eleventh happiest nation as well as being the happiest nation in the Middle East. Yes, the Druze are a well accepted and are very wonderful Israeli citizens who live in an interwoven fabric, as do many others no matter their ethnicity. The fact that those who are screaming, sometimes accusatorial in nature, all of your protests are largely formed upon word of mouth, gossip, rumors and disaster scenarios. As a service for the public, we have seen and copied the document of the “Basic Law: Israel – The nation state of the Jewish people” so those who have yet to read the actual legislation, here is your chance to pick what in the actual law you find so offensive to protest with such exuberance. We provided a link so anyone may check and see if we reworded anything, we didn’t.

 

There is one thing which nobody ever speaks about, such as protesting with others who are truly obsessed with Israel and only Israel, except in the United States and among fellow news addicts. The truth is many protests are great excuses to miss work and possibly still paid as you are representing all the right people. You and a group of friends go to numerous demonstrations and others actually make a living going to protests where often there was free food and other benefits. Not every protester even knows what they are protesting, but whatever it is, it must be one of the worst and most serious concerns or why would there be so many people here. It’s fine as some of the same happens with right wing and conservative gatherings, the difference is in the numbers the leftists gather, they are much more fun. Israel simply fell presumably on the, to be protested over everything listing and as such cannot help but be protested by all the right, or is it correct, people. Actually, recently it has been rather hot and humid enough to make protesting less comfortable. But the true believers will be out, and we salute your zeal.

 

The truth is below and yes, we read it and do not believe it requires our commentary. We do support this law and do believe it was necessary considering the lack of stability in the area and all of the world, national, NGO, leftist protests or other pressures are going to overturn this “Basic Law” passed by a majority of the entire Knesset. That is the sole means for altering this law, not the courts as this is not just any legislation, this is a law thought important enough to go to the lengths for making it a Basic Law. Now, only another Basic Law can alter or overturn the Nation State Basic Law. Sometimes the courts, even the Supreme Court, are required to stand down and simply enforce and act in the interest and any influence which they may have felt reading the actual law. If only the leftists would simply settle down as should the minorities and work to legally make your case within the Knesset, after all, that is the body we elected here in Israel. New elections will come in 2019 or as soon as Bibi had all his eggs in place and starts a ripple which breaks those eggs one after the other. Some parties really took one for the team last elections and now they are back in the bottom representative wise, but the climb back will be made as difficult as possible as some of these parties have a future if only they were not sniped upon. Politics are the same wherever the people are truly free. Unfortunately, far too much of our world has little if any freedom to act and be whatever they pleased. Israel is not amongst those nations and has little plans on ever being anything else other than free to think and act as one pleases within the law. It is up to the people to choose their leadership with great care and after deep concentration and even a little consternation. Below is the actual law, please read and be educated by the simplest method, sources. Please note paragraph eleven which explains exact method which is permitted for this law to be altered, changed or annulled. The Supreme Court would be overstepping their authority if they attempt to annul the Nationality Basic Law as well as declaring an intense conflict with Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked.

 

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Basic Law: Israel – The Nation State of the Jewish People

1. The State of Israel
a) Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people in which the State of Israel was established.
b) The state of Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people, in which it fulfills its natural, religious, and historic right to self-determination.
c) The fulfillment of the right of national self-determination in the State of Israel is unique to the Jewish people.

2. National symbols of the State of Israel
a) The name of the state is Israel.
b) The flag of the state is white, two blue stripes near the edges, and a blue Star of David in the center.
c) The symbol of the state is the Menorah with seven branches, olive leaves on each side, and the word Israel at the bottom.
d) The national anthem of the state is “Hatikvah”
e) [Further] details concerning the issue of state symbols will be determined by law.

3. [The] unified and complete [city of] Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

4. The Language of the State of Israel
a) Hebrew is the language of the state.
b) The Arabic language has a special status in the state; the regulation of the Arab language in state institutions or when facing them will be regulated by law.
c) This clause does not change the status given to the Arabic language before the basic law was created.

5. The state will be open to Jewish immigration and to the gathering of the exiled.

6. The Diaspora
a) The state will labor to ensure the safety of sons of the Jewish people and its citizens who are in trouble and captivity due to their Jewishness or their citizenship.
b) The state will act to preserve the cultural, historical and religious legacy of the Jewish people among the Jewish diaspora.

7. The state views Jewish settlement as a national value and will labor to encourage and promote its establishment and development.

8. The Hebrew calendar is the official calendar of the state and alongside it the secular calendar will serve as an official calendar. The usage of the Hebrew calendar and of the secular calendar will be determined by law.

9. National Holidays
a) Independence Day is the official holiday of the state.
b) The Memorial Day for those who fell in the wars of Israel and the Memorial Day for the Holocaust and heroism are official memorial days of the state.

10. Saturday and the Jewish Holidays are the official days of rest in the state. Those who are not Jewish have the right to honor their days of rest and their holidays. Details concerning these matters will be determined by law.

11. This Basic Law may not be altered except by a Basic Law that gained the approval of the majority of the Knesset members.

 

July 18, 2018

Problems the Leftists Refuses to Accept

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Leftists have another name which they have finally proclaimed loudly and proudly, socialists. The far left in the Democrat Party have finally flat out stated that they desire to install as much socialist programs as possible once they return to power. Bernie Sanders was just the introduction to socialism with his free medical care, free college, and a guaranteed wage for everybody and raising the minimum wage to fifteen dollars per hour. Had he won the Democrat Party primaries, we very likely would not have President Trump and instead had President Bernie. But why is it that these leftist policies have been such a disaster wherever they have been attempted such as Venezuela has become currently after a decade of socialism. How can governance which guarantees so much to every individual end up with shortages in food, medicine, toilet paper and virtually everything else including jobs?

 

The problem with the views of these leftists is they have a basic misconception about human beings. If you ask the average leftist the simple question, “Do you think people are intrinsically good?” Their answer will be in the affirmative comfortably over the 90% level. In one sample we read about, a mere 4% answered that people were either neutral or not intrinsically good. If you ask a conservative the same question, they have great difficulty answering and will often claim that people are good if they are trusted with responsibility for their actions and have basic guidance, but otherwise; people are basically greedy and will act to get away with that which they are able. This is the basic difference and why conservatives believe that capitalism is a better system. They do not claim that capitalism is perfect, but they claim that as it depends on people’s greed to power their work ethic as being the central reason that it will work better. They point to the fact that if you desire more toys, then you need to get a better job or simply work harder. Advancement is on merit, not simply time put in as in unions, thus people have to perform in order to gain a higher salary and promotions. They point to the central problem for socialism is that you are given what you desire without any linking the goods to your productivity. They postulate that if you will receive raises or bonuses simply by belonging to the right group whether you produce or not, then one will join the union, belong to the prevailing party that grants the goodies or whatever while not bothering to work and produce.

 

The socialists and leftists will often claim that people will be assigned jobs because if you are being paid the guaranteed wage, then the government has to guarantee that you have a job to justify that wage. But such a job would more than likely be busy work and not anything which would add to the productivity of the society. China under Mao Zedong had a guaranteed wage and guaranteed job. One of these busy work jobs had some hundreds of people given small scissors and a ruler and had to measure each blade of grass and cut them at exactly five millimeters in height. These teams would be given a stretch of grass that they were responsible to perform this job and once they reached the far end of their assigned field, it was time to start again at the other end because it took almost half a month to cut all the blades starting at one end and working to the other end. The problem they soon found was after these teams had cut their length of field four or five times, they were slowing down and now taking three weeks and after a year, they were taking over a month to finish the field. The workers did not care because they were to receive the same pay no matter how slowly they worked. The way that this lowering of the worker efficiency was addressed was frightening. Mid-ranking Party officials were assigned to oversee the workers with instructions to simply shoot those who appeared not to be working fast enough. The result to this new system was simple, many workers fled into the countryside and never returned to their government provided job. This led to other problems for the Chinese and eventually they decided to permit some degree of capitalism to operate within their formerly socialist utopia.

 

Bernie Sanders Defines the Perfect Socialist Society

Bernie Sanders Defines the Perfect Socialist Society

 

Candidate Bernie Sanders promised a perfect socialist society. He even defined how he would pay for all his free programs, simply tax the top wage earners. This is the one item we have always often discussed and found the main problem with this concept. When a politician claims they will tax the top 1% or there abouts, who are the people you think they refer to? We are willing to bet that most of you are getting their target totally wrong. They are not going to be taxing the billionaires and those who hold over three-quarters, if not more, of the wealth. To tax these billionaires one would be required to pass a wealth tax, not an income tax. All they are doing by taxing the top earners is making sure that people who work unbelievably hard will never enter the billionaires club because they will be taxed sufficiently to prevent them accruing such wealth. The billionaires do not make salaries, they invest and as long as they continue to reinvest their billions, then they will never pay any tax. When they do finally take some of their profits from their investments, they can often write paying capital gains tax off by taking a sum equal to a loss they took in an investment, thus these people rarely pay any tax. They are all but immune from income tax as if they have a paid position, they make sure to be paid in stock options and other perks which are not taxable.

 

To pay for socialism one would be required to have a new form of tax, a wealth tax which would basically be put in place to take the cash the truly wealthy have which is beyond income taxes. There have been leaders of nations who actually used a warped version of a wealth tax, they simply took control of the country, stole the wealth from the most wealthy people and simply shot them as being evil capitalists who were criminals for hoarding their disproportional wealth. This was done by the Castro brothers in Cuba which was the position which Che Guevara claimed he enjoyed beyond description, lining people against the wall and shooting them. One quote from Che reads as follows, “To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate. We must create the pedagogy of the paredón [execution wall].” This man had a medical degree and was actually a physician but rather than save lives, he chose to take lives. Why were the murders necessary for the revolution in Cuba, because they required the wealth that the land owners held and also desired to take their land. This was similar in many of the communist and socialist revolutions where they promised the masses they would give them the farms, as that was often the wealth of the nation. One can guess what happens when you shoot the farmers and give your revolutionary soldiers the farms as a reward. Very soon, you find that soldiers do not make the greatest farmers and without the farmers, hunger is soon to follow and that was part of the collapse of the economy as well in many of the socialist revolutions.

 

Finally, we would like to disabuse people of a misconception we have heard a few too many times. This is that Robin Hood was a socialist. This is not true as the concept that he stole from the rich and gave to the poor, the rallying cry of far too many socialists, not in these exact words, it is usually stated as universal healthcare, guaranteed minimum wage, guaranteed employment, free college education and free computers, cell phones and anything else which is considered required to be part of the modern age. Robin Hood stole from the Sheriff of Nottingham and returned the funds from the governing body, the Sheriff of Nottingham, to the over taxed people. Robin Hood was giving the peasants and workers, mostly farmers and herdsmen, a tax refund, a sorely needed tax refund. When people came and took refuge with Robin Hood they were assigned tasks they were required to perform, a job to earn their keep. Robin Hood was attempting financial stimulus through a tax refund so the farmers and herdsmen could return to actually working with proper funds to sustain their farms and herds such that they could make a living and earn their way. Finally, believe it or not, Robin Hood was and still remains a fictional character. If only socialism had become a social construct which has been proven repeatedly to result in failure and misery and this relegated to the ash-bin of history, but there are those who still believe that this time it will work because they are the people who can perform a socialist society the right way. The Chinese figured out the right way to run a socialist society, by introducing a sizable capitalist segment within the society which is freed up enough to thrive and thus pay for the socialist projects of the governance. But as soon as you start a little capitalism, you will eventually end with a whole lot of capitalism as you will soon realize that greed is a great motivator and when you allow people to better their position in life, you can have an amount of socialism on the side paid for by your burgeoning capitalist economic engine.

 

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