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April 2, 2018

The Unfortunate Truth About Gun Control

 

The media loves gun control just as leftist political forces because they support government control without the ability of the people to resist. What will never be told about the United States Second Amendment is that it was the right to protect all the other rights of the Bill of Rights. To quote George Mason, principle author behind the Bill of Rights, who advised defining the Second Amendment, “What is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.” He added to this stating, “A well-regulated militia, composed of the Gentlemen, Freeholders, and other Freemen was necessary to protect our ancient laws and liberty from the standing army.” Mason wanted each man to suitably furnish for himself weaponry, supplies, training and armaments comparable to those of the military itself free of limitations as anything less could, and likely would, lead to a tyranny as the government would be unstoppable. For the definitive reason behind the Second Amendment, please allow us to quote James Madison from his writings in Federalist No. 46.

 

Extravagant as the supposition is, let it however be made. Let a regular army, fully equal to the resources of the country, be formed; and let it be entirely at the devotion of the federal government; still it would not be going too far to say, that the State governments, with the people on their side, would be able to repel the danger. The highest number to which, according to the best computation, a standing army can be carried in any country, does not exceed one hundredth part of the whole number of souls; or one twenty-fifth part of the number able to bear arms. This proportion would not yield, in the United States, an army of more than twenty-five or thirty thousand men. To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties, and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence. It may well be doubted, whether a militia thus circumstanced could ever be conquered by such a proportion of regular troops. Those who are best acquainted with the last successful resistance of this country against the British arms, are the ones to be most inclined to deny the possibility of it. Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. And it is not certain, that with this aid alone they would not be able to shake off their yokes. But were the people to possess the additional advantages of local governments chosen by themselves, who could collect the national will and direct the national force, and of officers appointed out of the militia, by these governments, and attached both to them and to the militia, it may be affirmed with the greatest assurance, that the throne of every tyranny in Europe would be speedily overturned in spite of the legions which surround it.

 

The Second Amendment was never meant to protect hunting, skeet shooting, target plinking, or other sport or casual use; and in addition to the protection it provides the household and the general public, it was meant first and foremost to defend the people from the overreach of the government. The Founding Fathers believed that where the people are armed, the government is limited; but where only the government is armed, freedom will inevitably become limited. What your history teacher likely left out about the start of the Revolutionary War with the ambushes at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, was the reason that the British troops were marching on these towns. Their orders were simple and straightforward, find the cache of weapons held by the militias and confiscate all the weapons the colonists held. This was to be performed as a precaution and to defend the rule of the Crown of England over the colonies. The British were aware that armed colonists were a threat to their ability to continue to collect taxes and hold irresistible and uncontested power in the colonies. Their fears were apparently quite valid as the fact that England no longer rules the American colonies and that the United States subsequently declared and gained their independence in the ensuing war. This was also what was behind their writing of the Second Amendment such that a tyranny such as what they lived under before the revolution. But we will still argue over the trivial of hunting and sport shooting because the government would rather leave the people as ignorant of the real reasons as their public school education left them. Were the people to understand that they could end up living in a government imposed straightjacket where freedom of speech is limited to only approved speech and hate speech being made a crime where such speech is defined by the ruling elite. Imagine a preacher being arrested for quoting the Biblical rules on certain protected actions as has occurred in Canada. Imagine being required to apply for a travel permit from the government in order to leave your sector for a vacation. Travel limitations have often been considered another function for control over the population. Such is also the concept behind curfews. But by alerting the people to the that fact, they have the final say in their governance which those in government would prefer the people never understand. Thus, the conversation is steered to hunting, sport shooting and anything other than its actual intended use all with the careful guidance of the mainstream media.

 

President Ronald Reagan

President Ronald Reagan

 

President Ronald Reagan stated the truth about the edict and responsibility which the heroes and valiant revolutionaries who fought for the independence and the Founding Fathers who crafted a Constitution and Bill of Rights which imbedded within it the means for the people to retain these freedoms. The precious words by President Ronald Reagan are below and a video of an excerpt further below but there is one thing required to be added, and that is that the Second Amendment is the promise keeper they handed down to the ensuing generations, and they prayed that it would never be forgotten, though it appears to have been exactly that by the majority of the people today.

 

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

 

 

We remember when we would mention the true reason for the Second Amendment to people during our run for office and generally the shocked, horrified and, yes, even hatred we received in return. We were called such honorable names meant as scorn such as revolutionaries, trouble-makers, rabble-rousers and insane-lunatics, and their accusations rang in our ears as the clanging of the chains of bondage awaiting the masses in the future. When President Ronald Reagan made his timely comments, there really were to be generations and those generations have passed and now the clock has ticked down to two or three elections. Should the people vote for government coddling and continue to demand protection from every imagined evil while seeking the warm arms of promises given for a perfect future while granting the promise-makers another restriction of freedoms after another believing that it really will make them safer to have the government hold that power rather than defend themselves, as that requires something from them and these are the times of retiring men and faded patriots. When the people seek political and government provided freedoms and surrenders their own responsibility to protect and defend their own freedoms, then freedom becomes a gift from the government and rights will evaporate faster than the morning dew at a desert’s edge. The American promise was freedom for as long as the people keep the responsibility for its protection in their own hands and with their own arms. Once they started down the slippery slope of reliance on the promises of those seeking power, that they were giving, to those whose will was to enslave them, the power to prevent their enslavement disappears. Now it will simply be time until they surrender their final resistive abilities to the very people regulating their freedoms into extinction. The American people are fighting a slow withdrawal from responsibility into slavery; the only question is how long can patriots slow the eventual loss of the American dream.

 

There are many in the United States who daily portend violent resistance to the elected President simply because he threatens their political views. These are largely the same people who scream that the Second Amendment be repealed because the police and government have sufficient weapons to protect the people. Do they realize what the government would be required to do in order to protect everybody in every situation taking place in any place throughout the nation? Well, consider knowing that wherever you went each and every day there was a law enforcement officer armed and close by to assure that all of your government protected freedoms were protected. This would require that a large percentage of the population be employed as law enforcement officers and be placed every fifty yards blanketing much of the land. This coverage would be required in every metropolitan area with the urban regions requiring a far lower level of coverage, but still significantly more than currently employed. Of course such a level of coverage would be impractical if not impossible. Still, to guard everyone as completely as has been the promise coming from the enemies of the Second Amendment and gun ownership would leave everyone guarded to a great extent by the government which would allow the government to be able to watch your every move, thought, personal interaction and action. But then, the government is already very close to having that exact capability with the resources they currently employ. This is something which has many already nervous but allows us to explain their current levels of overseeing every action you make outside of your house, or even inside if so desired. Baltimore City has cameras placed over most, well, honestly almost all of the city under surveillance presumably to prevent crimes (see image below).

 

Baltimore City Surveillance Cameras

Baltimore City Surveillance Cameras

 

The Federal Government has every person under unbelievable levels of scrutiny beyond what most people are aware. If people were aware of the level of this intrusion into their lives and freedoms, they would be far more critical of who they elected and be demanding that they be freed from this overbearing intrusion by the government. They would effectively be telling them to butt out and leave them alone, though many might use stronger language. Every time you make a purchase using any form of credit, that information is given to the government. All of your online activity can be pulled up should the government decide you are a person of interest. Honestly, every electronic act; phone, ATM, FAX, e-mail, internet visits, searches and any other you can imagine, be assured that the NSA has the ability to store it for future reference. Then there is your daily movement. Ever bother to take notice of the number of Red Light cameras, traffic cameras, speed cameras or other city, county or state surveillance cameras you pass daily going to and from work? Probably not, as watching the cars on the road should be the main concern of your attention. Trust that the government could check their records and tell how often you were late to work. The LoJack in your vehicle or any other antitheft device is another electronic tracking signal which could be activated and used by law enforcement or other government organization who might have even the slightest interest. Crime cameras such as those in Baltimore, Chicago, London and cropping up all over the world along with directional microphones used to triangulate firearm shot are also used to gather needful information on persons of interest. They also double for eavesdropping on conversations on the street in order to track down drug trafficking and other conversations of suspected illegal activities. Should you ever actually become a person of interest to the government, especially the Federal Government, there is literally nowhere you can hide. The government has the ability to listen to and even watch most of things which occur in your own home. They can use little items such as see through walls cameras, laser hear through walls, and a whole bevy of different spyware which have the result that without taking specific and extensive precautions to keep your private life private. How much further does the governments have to intervene into your private lives before the people decided enough is enough. We can only hope that the Second Amendment is still in effect and sufficient people have decided that an armed individual is a free individual. When people get on you about how in Europe they do not allow guns and they do not have much gun crime, you can point to the one nations where violent crime has never been a problem and still there is absolutely no firearm crime simply because every male between the age of twenty to age thirty, thirty-four for officers, is required to have a government provided assault rifle in Switzerland with fifty rounds of ammunition for the defense of the nation. Imagine that, a nation where they are the people and they have no crime and no mass shootings. Switzerland is not the sole European nation with as made obvious by the list of the top ten nations outside the United States for gun ownership. Often there are presumed truths with no validity thrown around by the anti-gun lobby knowing that people are more likely to accept these lies if they are stated with authority rather than checking for themselves. Remember that the next time some fact presented sounds just a little fishy.

 

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March 7, 2018

Leaked “Deal of the Century” Isn’t

 

The trial balloons have been slowly leaked to the people who matter on exactly what will be in the “Deal of the Century” President Donald Trump has been claiming he will finally bring peace between the Arabs and Israel, the Jews. These balloons are only partially inflated as the Trump Administration is playing their cards close to the vest. They are mostly floating the most contentious pieces to watch and see how everyone reacts. Fortunately for Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu and all the other important party leaders in the coalition and in the opposition will not need to say a word; they just have to allow Abbas and company to talk. The problem is that everybody in the opposition will jump onboard with the plan claiming that it is just about everything they have said was required for there finally to be peace with the Arab Palestinians and some may even ask why so many deviations from the pre-Six Day War Green Line* are part of the deal. Some might claim that Israel does not need the settlements. They will sound as if they are negotiators for the Palestinian Authority (PA) and not on the Israeli side at all.

 

There will be one outlier, Yair Lapid. His response will depend upon which side of the bed he got out of that morning, the right or the left. If he got out of bed on the right, then he will claim that the deal is overly balanced for the Arabs and that Israel would be required to make very painful, some might say dangerous, concessions but if the United States and the United Nations can guarantee what is promised, then Israel should accept the proposed borders with a few minor corrections. If he got out of bed on the left, then he will stand in near total agreement with Zehava Gal-On, the leader of the Meretz. Mr. Lapid’s claims that he stands to the right of Netanyahu only lasts as long as an election cycle, and once he is either in or out of the coalition he begins tailoring his speeches to fit the audiences. He is as if he has no honest opinions that are his own, but that is not entirely true. Yair Lapid was a supporter of Labor Party most of his life and his associates and friends are largely leftists. He has always and will always support the Two State Solution and a divided Jerusalem. The one thing which people need remember about Yair Lapid is that his former profession makes him a professional teleprompter reader and thus he can deliver completely opposite speeches at the same time with his address to the left side of the audience contradicting his address to the right side of the audience and as long as the one side cannot hear what he says to the other, then he will receive rounds of applause from both sides.

 

Now to the leaks and what we have been able to patch together from the little squeaks we have heard in the night. First and foremost, this plan obviously has not been run past the President or he saw it and decided to allow Abbas and company to reject it for him. The “Deal of the Century” leaked thusfar has State Department and Arabist writ large all over it. We can hear much of Exxon-Mobile, Saudi Arabian friend and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson echoing through and through these leaks. It is difficult to read the idea that the same President Trump who recognized Jerusalem as the rightful Israeli capital and is having the dedication for moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem this mid-May is calling for redividing it and giving the entirety of the Old City including the Temple Mount, City of David and the Mount of Olives Cemetery to the PA, as the leaks claim. Further, the rumors speak of only retaining some of the Jewish communities beyond the Green Line meaning that very probably many Israelis will need to be reintegrated into the areas of pre-Six Day War Israel. This will cause great hardships as the unfortunates who were displaced as a result of the Gaza withdrawal have yet to be fully returned as productive citizens with employment and an actual home. Those were people fully employed with homes and neighbors, with friends and fellow congregants, with real and happy lives as complete and full as any and now still seeking a place, any place which they can make into a home and find a restoration of a life with meaning and full of hope. Israel does not need another group of such refugees, even if they only count as a few thousand, though it is far more likely the plan is talking not even of tens of thousands but hundreds of thousands. That does not even include the Jewish population who has returned to their homes in the Old City which has surpassed one-third of a million. This also does not give any consideration of the Arabs in the Old City who have a limited citizenship within Israel with all the legal and social rights other than voting in national elections and the majority of whom have expressed their desire to never again be under the oppression of the PA.

 

Abbas Gives Peace This Much of a Chance

Abbas Gives Peace This Much of a Chance

 

Much of this plan resembles the plans which were presented by Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert which divided Jerusalem along the 1967 pre-Six Day War division which became the tactical position for Arab snipers to fire at every Israeli; Arab, Jew, Druse, Christian, Israeli, tourist or even space invaders, anything which was moving even to include dogs and cats as they were shooting for amusement as well as to murder as many hapless Israelis, preferably Jews, who came within their sights. The rest was partitioned once again along the 1949 Armistice Lines (Green Line) with minor adjustment and Israel was permitted to retain some of the more established communities (settlements) beyond the Green Line while the outposts and lesser communities (smaller or geographically isolated settlements) would be destroyed and their populations rendered homeless and would need to be relocated elsewhere within the Green Line presumably. This proposed solution is so obviously something proposed by the State Department who would give the Arabs the entirety of Israel if the power to decide such were ever granted them. This has been the cookie cutter response proposed by President after President and has met the same acceptance by Israel with reservations and outright dismissal by Mahmoud Abbas and Yasser Arafat before him. The leadership of the PA in particular and the Arabs in general is simple; they cannot accept any solution which does not completely erase all of Israel. They have promised their people and raised three generations of absolutists who were weaned on the destruction of Israel, educated to seek the destruction of Israel, sent to summer camps which were closer to basic training and commando training camps than recreational and there taught that Allah demanded of them the complete destruction of Israel. The result is there are a good number of young adults and teens who are completely inundated with hatred of the Jews and a murderous obsession with the destruction of Israel. These radicalized members of the population are completely unaccepting of any peace with Israel; they will only accept the utter destruction of the state of Israel and are so beyond control they would murder any leader who made such a peace. This places Mahmoud Abbas exactly where he belongs, having to appease an unappeasable and murderous mob who would gladly kill him if he were to take any offer of peace. They do not want peace, as they have been raised for total warfare and believe that the Jews can be sent running with their tails between their legs just like the Crusaders, the British and every other group to come to the Holy Lands. Those others were all actual invaders with no actual attachment to the land beyond a love of Jerusalem and a few historical cities. The Jews will prove different, as we have come home to the place where we began and where we lived with Hashem and are foretold that we will do so again. This is our home and despite what they believe, we have no other home and cannot return to the Diaspora as only death awaits us there. We are home to stay and Jerusalem was and has always been our only capital since David Melech (King David).

 

Abbas Statement Excerpts and Their Intended Result

Abbas Statement Excerpts and Their Intended Result

 

The one constant thusfar, and likely forever, is that the PA leaders will refuse to accept any peace proposal outright and will never make any counter-proposal stating those items that would make an agreement acceptable to them. There are two main and easily understood reasons that force this situation upon the PA leadership, and Mahmoud Abbas especially. The first reason is the only time that a Palestinian leader made a counter proposal was when Yasser Arafat gave President Willian Jefferson Clinton the demands which he believed that any Israeli leader would refuse to even consider out of hand. When President Clinton explained what Yasser Arafat demanded to then Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Barak accepted them and agreed to make the deal. Yasser Arafat simply bolted from the conference in Paris and refused every further attempt in the final days of President Clinton’s second term to get him to sign a peace accord. Since then, no PA leader has ever delineated what he would be willing to accept. The other reason is that the Arab Palestinian position has become so radicalized within the power structure and amongst the younger Arabs raised on the poisonous hatred of everything Israel and everything Jewish. This has made it such that the PA has been transformed, or is it untransformed, back into the PLO** terrorist group founded in September 1964, almost three full years before the Six Day War and any so-called “Occupied Territories” ever existed. The original claim of the PLO was to destroy Israel and remove the usurper Jews and reclaim all of the land from the (Jordan) River to the (Mediterranean) Sea. There was no idea to form any state of Palestine; the idea was to give the lands, after the destruction of Israel, to Egypt and Jordan. The idea of an Arab state of Palestine was born of the loss in the 1967 Six Day War when the PLO refused to alter their claims to liberate the lands occupied by Israel. Mahmoud Abbas stated it clearly in a United Nations speech when he stated that he demands that the lands occupied by the Jews stating, “No one has held Israel accountable when it occupied our territories in 1948.” This speech he also repeated his infamous claim that, “We are the descendants of the Canaanites that lived in Palestine 5,000 years ago.” Here we include a few videos of Abbas and some of his more outlandish claims to the world.

 

 

 

 

And here we have included Mahmoud Abbas’s United Nations speech made in early 2018.

 

 

The reality is Mahmoud Abbas has promised himself into a corner where he can only accept the total destruction of Israel. He has burned all the bridges to get back to the concept of destroying Israel in stages. He faced threats to his own power and position, which in this case means his life and fortune. These threats came from those who read the lay of the field amongst the Palestinian Arabs, especially the youth, and saw they wanted more radical leadership and craved action in the form of more attacks and more terrorism and some even desired an all-out war with Israel. The end result which became accepted as the sole solution was the erasure of all of Israel and the Jews slaughtered where they stood, slept, walked, ran, dined and everywhere they could be found. Hamas has gained in popularity because their charter actually calls for the murder of every Jew in the world. This is the new parameter has become the bottom line and anything short of Israel dead and the Jews dead with anything short of that completely unacceptable and must be rejected out of hand and any leader accepting a peace with Israel would not last out the week, just like the assassination of Anwar Sadat by his own military men at a military parade and event. Should Mahmoud Abbas accept anything President Trump or even his allies, and they are the allies of the Palestinians, from the State Department write up and propose he would be dead killed by his own security detail before he left the building. This has been the Israeli ace in the hole which most do not even realize, the Arab Palestinians will refuse every offer.

 

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*The original 1949 Armistice Lines which the Arab League demanded could never be construed in any fashion, as a definition of a border as doing such would include recognition of Israel and the Zionist Entity.

**PLO is the Palestinian Liberation Organization which is the terrorist group formed under Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas with the blessings of the Arab League and assistance from the KGB as a terrorist group in September of 1964.

October 25, 2017

Jewish Leftists and Israel

 

The first thing we must delineate is the definition of Leftist as versus left or liberals. The Leftists are a political entity of their own made up of many different factions. Some propose violent solutions such as a href=https://www.facebook.com/antiFaUSA/ target=blank>AntiFa while some are Communists and still others are Fascists. The Jewish Leftists believe they are following the ancient Jewish directive of Tikkun Olam (Hebrew: תיקון עולם‎ literally translates as “repair of the world”) and making the world a better place by repairing the ills of their society. Most of their efforts are often in the areas of human rights and the rights of minorities. What they miss in their efforts is that a Jew performs Tikkun Olam when they improve their own selves first and make themselves into better people. They are to first seek inward improvements and a closer following of Torah and performing of mitzvahs (Hebrew מִצְוָה‎, meaning “commandment”), before diving into the external world. The problem is the same as with all too many people crusading to save the world from its evils where they find it far less personally challenging or disruptive to go seeking splinters in other people’s or group’s eyes than to address the log sticking out from their eye. If all the good-intending people of the world would expend their energies improving their own self, making their lives an example for others, then we would likely have made far better and more productive progress in making the world more gracious.

 

The Leftist Jews once adored Israel and touted its many virtues. They proudly extolled the medical marvels that came from Israel, the advances in food production in such areas as irrigation techniques and hybrid plants including cherry tomatoes and crops which grow with less water or permit the use of a mix of seawater and fresh that withstand the salt and other contaminants. Then there are the high tech fields and the advances in hardware and especially software and applications, a sort of repetition there. There have been numerous Apps for cell phones and other digital devices produced in Israel plus security software where Israel is a world leader as well as much of the development of cellphones and the systems which support them. These developments and others were oft the center of conversation between Leftist Jews and anybody who would listen even to the point of preaching to the choir. But somewhere in the last twenty years, things have changed and Israel has become an embarrassment for the Jewish Leftists. Israel committed a horrible crime, as they became a success. Israel has gone from the little nation challenged by giant foes in lands that were vast by comparison to the nation which can withstand anything threatening them and now are cast as the eight-hundred pound gorilla in the Middle East. Truth be told, Israel is probably more vulnerable presently than she has been since her founding in 1948 and those threats are only increasing in magnitude.

 

The modern Jewish Leftist now believes that Israel is a beast which must be contained and restricted within a cage plus declawed with having her fangs dulled if not pulled completely. Israel has committed the sin of actually defending herself and liberating the area which Jordan had illegally occupied and, despite being rebuffed by every nation except Pakistan and Britain, attempted to annex these Israeli lands into Jordan. Israel also liberated lands held illegally by Egypt, namely Gaza which Israel surrendered control to the Palestinian Authority (PA), the reconfigured Palestinian Liberation Organization terror group (PLO) made anew such that there could be an entity presumably free from any terrorist activities with which the world could deal to find a peace between the Arabs and Israelis. Hamas took over these lands in a coup where much blood was spilled in an Arab on Arab brief but bloody war. With Hamas now in control of Gaza ruling as the governing authority largely since the coup, one might refer to Gaza as Hamastan, a terror nation bent on the immediate destruction of Israel followed by the complete eradication of every Jew on Earth. The new Jewish Leftists believe that Israel has mistreated Hamas by starting wars where far more Gazan civilians died than did Israeli civilians and this imbalance points to the conceived fact that there must be something wrong that Israel committed as the stronger power. Yes, you read that correctly. The Jewish Leftist, like some other leftists, believes the stronger nation must suffer similar casualties otherwise; they must have misused their advantages in military strength and unfairly caused casualties on the other side. This belief leads to demands for investigations to find which commanders gave the orders to murder so many innocents.

 

When investigations cannot find any such person, these Jewish Leftists scream cover-up. Even when the United Nations investigates one of these alleged criminal battles, in particular Jenin, they found the Arab claims of mass numbers murdered to be false. The most interesting fact about Jenin is that the report from Secretary General Kofi Anon has been erased from the United Nations site or hidden away such that every link, including the one in the first paragraph of this UN Report, sent people to a “This Page Cannot be Found” error message. Another claim was that the town, city of Jenin had been completely destroyed and this was made largely by the media seeking to place Israel in a bad light. The media used graphic pictures (see below) taken from one particular end of the refugee camp where the battle ensued, and took similar shots which give the appearance that much of the city may have been damaged greatly. The truth is in the second picture, an aerial view (see second picture) which details the damage from the entirety of the city of Jenin to the actual area of the camp to the actual battlefield where there was the appearance of great carnage. The reality is the complete destruction of Jenin, as reported in the media with horrific pictures, was actually the leveling of an area by local tank fire, not aerial blanket style bombing as intimated, of merely one hundred meter sided square of the refugee camp. Many of the civilians caught there were used as bait often tied up in their homes so the IDF troops were required to enter to free them and then the house was detonated by the terrorists. This practice also added to the destruction.

 

Jenin Typical Media Image Shot From One End of Destruction To the Farthest End Making for Devastated Landscape

Jenin Typical Media Image Shot From One End of Destruction
To the Farthest End Making for Devastated Landscape

 

 

Jenin Battle Map and the Truth

Jenin Battle Map and the Truth

 

The Jewish Leftists do not care about the truth when the stories told by propagandists are so much more horrifying. Many belong or contribute to a litany of NGO’s which fight the fight against the “Israel Lobby” or “Jewish Lobby” which is credited with doing such evil in the name of Israel. AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) is widely regarded as the most powerful foreign-policy lobby in Washington D.C. and is painted as the most nefarious and underhanded group of lobbyists. Just about every negative stereotype imaginable is used against AIPAC. Our favorite claim is that AIPAC hides their true mission of support for Israel behind the screen of protecting those targeted or injured by anti-Semitism. AIPAC’s own name, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, speaks for itself right up front. Their mission is to retain as strong a link of friendship and similar goals between the United States and Israel. Note the order of the names, they place American first with Israel a close second. They have an ally in the ZOA (Zionist Organization of America) who fight against all anti-Semitism including the defamation of Israel. Against these two groups there is a litany of NGO’s fighting against Israel and these are a list of some of these groups run by Jews, there are some we might not know of or have omitted by accident, we would not want to upset these Jews against Israel groups. >JVP (Jewish Voice for Peace) will lead our group of names followed by J-Street whose name is a spoof of the location of AIPAC and other lobbying groups along K Street in Washington D.C. around the Dupont Circle area. If Not Now is another group which has drank the Israeli Occupation Kool-Aid along with a broken sense of history and the truth having an obvious ignorance when it comes to the San Remo Conference which codified the Balfour Declaration and was then incorporated into the Treaty of Sèvres making Israel a fact decided long before World War II or even the rise of the Nazis to power. There are many more groups which include New Israel Fund which acts as a clearing house sending funds from donations on to other NGO’s many of which are virulently anti-Israel and/or anti-Zionist plus the top groups listed by the ADL as being against Israel which included Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER), American Muslims for Palestine, CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Friends of Sabeel-North America, If Americans Knew/Council for the National Interest, Jewish Voice for Peace (mentioned above), Muslim Public Affairs Council, Neturei Karta (a Haredi Orthodox sect which believes that Israel must await the coming of the Messiah to establish itself), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

 

Many of these groups have large, if not predominant, Jewish membership and funding. There have been editorials which have claimed that the majority of American Jews either have negative feelings politically or ambivalent feelings politically about the direction Israel, both the society and the government, are headed. The Pew Research Group did an excellent article with graphs and other visuals depicting the differences between American Jews and Israeli Jews and what each find most important and what are the greatest challenges they perceive. The distance between the two groups and their perception of Israel are quite astonishing. Having resided in Israel for approaching half a decade, we can speak that we have found a large difference between the English speaking Jews we meet and the Jews we knew back in the United States. The Jews in Israel are equally upset with the lack of effort to accomplish what they desire each with their own government. Israelis are becoming more conservative and are very satisfied that President Trump won over Hillary Clinton and are relieved that Barack Obama is gone. American Jews have a completely the opposite view, they are gob-smacked that Hillary Clinton lost and that was the most traumatic event in their lives and they miss President Obama. Moment Magazine has an exhaustive article titled “The Growing Gap Between Israel And American Jews” which has interviews on the subject with interviews by Sarah Breger, Marilyn Cooper, George E. Johnson, Sala Levin and Ellen Wexler of the following individuals Elliott Abrams, Michael Barnett, Ethan Bronner, Steven M. Cohen, Alan Cooperman, Jonathan Dekel-Chen, Hasia Diner, Seth Farber, Yaron Gamburg, Susie Gelman, Lisa Goldman, Daniel Gordis, Yossi Klein Halevi, Samuel Heilman, Martin Kramer, Michael A. Meyer, Aaron David Miller, Marilyn Safir, Jonathan Sarna, Julie Schonfeld, Ofira Seliktar, Anita Shapira, Abraham D. Sofaer, Jay M. Stanton, Dov Waxman, Dov Zakheim and Neta Ziv. It is that growing gap which grows more definitive and stark as you look towards the youth.

 

That does not bode well and will bring about an intensely horrifying unintended consequence, growing anti-Semitism. Some of those who will fuel the fires of this coming anti-Semitism will be many of the disenchanted young Jews who see their religion as the problem with things that went wrong actually due to politics. What they will see is that many of the Jews from the older generation were too hooked into the political system and they will demand the opposite approach, that Jews avoid politics entirely. As one Jew turns against the other, non-Jews will wonder why it would be wrong to blame Jews when the Jews do such themselves. They will see the Jewish community filled with infighting. This will make the Jews appear weak and no longer organized making them vulnerable. If political and economic problems should arise in the United States, the old canards of the Jew controlled politics, lawyers, judges, banking, media, entertainment, music and you name it with a special problem with Jews as professors in academia. The backlash and run to blame the Jews will finally arrive in the United States and gain traction. This renewed hate for the Jews blaming them for the problems will not be from the right as we have always been told to fear. This time it will come from the leftists including some Jews who became so disenchanted that they no longer think of themselves as Jewish. They will learn eventually that once a Jew, always a Jew for up to three or even four generations. This will result in checking registers of deaths, births and other legal papers of grand parents and great grand parents seeking proof they were Jews and once found, then the entire family is considered contaminated and will be hunted down. This is what happened in Nazi Germany and there were a number of people, of families who had no idea that they were Jewish by genealogy. Read the comments on the Internet and realize that the anti-Semitism has been slowly rising and that movement is gaining speed. To the Jews who will be desperate for a place to which to run when the threats grow close, where are you going to go? Here is a little hint, Europeans will close their doors, the Muslim world will close their doors and about the only nation who will greet you with open arms will be Israel. Please, before coming to Israel, please try and free yourself from the political history which you will carry whether you know it or not. Effort to alter your political urgings will be required if Israel herself is to survive. Many Jews desire Israel to be the Lite America Brand but do not realize that a multicultural society would be the death of Israel and the only thing which keeps Israel strong is an underlying Judaism. Many will claim that they do not really identify as being a Jew despite living in Israel. That is next to impossible for anyone with even a smattering of Jewish knowledge. The one promise that Hashem gave us was that the land would bloom only for us, and that has been the case. Israel often to us feels as if the land itself loves the Jewish People and the majority of them love the land back as well as their guardian, Hashem. The IDF is but his right arm but once you come to Israel you will believe in miracles as they will be happening all around you and to, or should we say for, you as well.

 

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