Saturday, August 26, 2006
The Telegraph has reported that 53% of people questioned regard not only Islamic extremists as a threat, but that they see Islam as a threat to the West!
Could it be, that after years of denying the obvious, that Britons are waking up to reality?
I know for a fact, that people are becoming angrier and more aware, I listen to other peoples conversations, people on the train, at work or out and about, and indeed, there is a consternation, confusion, fear and hatred towards Muslims, but I still hear people saying Islam is inherently peaceful!
I know that living in London means I live in the most liberal part of this country, but even here people are waking up, not only whitey, blacks are saying even more outrageous things about Muslims(they can get away with it)Sikhs and Hindus have a history with Islam, and not a happy one!
Although it cheers me that 53% of people are waking up, it still means that 47% do not see Islam as a threat to the West, our liberals, anarchists, socialists, communists, anti-semites, neo-nazis, wet lefties, anti-western middle class university graduates, airy fairy hippies still, can't bring themselves to see what is bleeding obvious!
That is scary!
Monday, August 21, 2006
Well, I wonder what surprise Ahmedinejad has for us tomorrow! Is he all mouth like most Muslims types, or is he planning a spectacular? As I have said, I would immagine that he would take great pleasure in testing a bomb tomorrow, if he is able, I don't know whether even he has the stomach to hit Israel, yet!
So I suppose we will just have to wait for it, to see if there is even an 'it' to see!
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Princeton's Bernard Lewis writes: "There is a radical difference between the Islamic Republic of Iran and other governments with nuclear weapons. This difference is expressed in what can only be described as the apocalyptic worldview of Iran's present rulers."
"In Islam as in Judaism and Christianity, there are certain beliefs concerning the cosmic struggle at the end of time -- Gog and Magog, anti-Christ, Armageddon, and for Shiite Muslims, the long awaited return of the Hidden Imam, ending in the final victory of the forces of good over evil, however these may be defined."
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "and his followers clearly believe that this time is now, and that the terminal struggle has already begun and is indeed well advanced. It may even have a date, indicated by several references by the Iranian president to giving his final answer to the US about nuclear development by Aug. 22," which this year corresponds "to the 27th day of the month of Rajab of the year 1427.
This, by tradition, is the night when many Muslims commemorate the night flight of the prophet Muhammad on the winged horse Buraq, first to 'the farthest mosque,' usually identified with Jerusalem, and then to heaven and back (c.f., Koran XVII.1).
"This might well be deemed an appropriate date for the apocalyptic ending of Israel and if necessary of the world. It is far from certain that Mr. Ahmadinejad plans any such cataclysmic events precisely for Aug. 22. But it would be wise to bear the possibility in mind."
Iran may already have nuclear weapons, it may be planning to nuke Israel, or perhaps American bases in Iraq, perhaps both!
Perhaps he has some European cities in mind as well???
The 22nd may be the day when Iran tests its first bomb, imagine all the worlds press invited to record Iran's first test, this would be Ahmedinejad's wet dream come true, his ultimate 'answer' to America. This would also start a chain of events the outcome of which we could not be certain of, what would America do, if anything? What would Israel do? We KNOW France, Germany and the UN would do nothing, Russia and China would continue to profit from Iran, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has already blurted out that he wants nukes as well, if nothing is done, then we could see a dozen or so countries in the next decade go nuclear, do we want that?
Consider that Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Egypt and Indonesia could be amongst those newly nuclear nations, Japan and Australia could be among some responsible nations that go nuclear in response!
Were the foiled plots to attack the trans Atlantic route part of this response?
It is hard to know, but it all seems overly coincidental, Iran is at the centre of this 'web of wickedness', it is inciting the continuing uprisings in Iraq and Afghanistan, it funds and succours Hizbollah and Hamas, Syria is it's vassal, Pakistan is funneling intelligence and nuclear technology over the border, Iran has ties to an increasingly totalitarian Russia which is sending Iran the bulk of it's uranium, Iranian observers were present when North Korea launched their test missiles over the Sea of Japan on the 4th of July.
Was Iran also involved in the trans Atlantic plot?
It would not surprise me, as I have said, Iran is the centre of this thing, Iran needs to be taken out, and very soon!
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
(2) You save loose change in a p***y-bank
(3) You allow your children to read unexpurgated versions of Winnie the Poo
(4) You doubt whether it's politically correct to stone rape victims
(5) You believe that the earth is round
(6) You think there's something weird about a 50 year old man marrying a six year old girl
(7) Your children have Barbie dolls or Teddy Bears
(8) You object to being a second class citizen in your own country
(9) You fail to celebrate cultural diversity when your daughter is gang-raped for not wearing a headscarf
(10) You think government policy should be determined by your elected representatives rather than a howling mob
(11) You object to your taxes being used to support people who are plotting to kill you (12) You aren't convinced that 'Jihad' means 'Inner Spiritual Struggle'
(13) You don't understand why the Jews must be exterminated
(14) You allow your children to play with LEGO
(15) You aren't married to at least one of your cousins
(16) You sometimes have doubts about BBC reporting
(17) You occasionally wonder what's inside those walking tents
(18) You realise that taqiyya is not a Mexican beverage
(19) You believe moderate Muslims ride unicorns
(20) You don't appreciate the multicultural need for Methodist grandmothers to be body-cavity searched before boarding aircraft
(21) You claim to understand the words "Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them", even though you don't speak Arabic
(22) You object to taxpayers' money being spent for terrorists to hold a festival to commemorate the anniversary of their massacres
(23) You have reservations about ‘faith schools’ where the kids will be taught that you and your family are najis (excrement), at public expense
(24) You don't understand why flying your country's flag has become a hate-crime
(25) You don't appreciate why it is so insensitive and offensive for the police to prevent oppressed minorities venting their frustration by mass murder.
EVALUATING YOUR SCORE How many of the questions did you answer 'YES' ?
On a scale of 0 to 25
0 you are a Dhimmi
1 to 5 you are a Najis Kaffir
6 to 10 you are an Islamophobe
11 to 15 you are a Thought Criminal
16 to 20 you are an Enemy of Allah
21 to 25 you are a Zionist Crusader offspring of pigs and monkeys.
Fatwas are automatically awarded for all scores above 5 Fatwas will been posted in plain brown paper envelopes in a choice of laminated or embossed styles, generously sprinkled with ricin, anthrax, sarin or cobalt-60.
Thanks to Occidental Crusader
Sunday, August 13, 2006
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Friday, August 11, 2006
It feels odd, strangly menacing!
I went to and from work today and must admit, that I have not been so worried since last summer. Crowds of people packing onto the trains, my eyes darting around looking for Islamic looking people, and once I saw them, studying them, seeing if I could see any white under their clothes, were they clean saved? What were they wearing, or carrying?
Last year on 7/7 for the first time in my life I beleived I could die! I came close, but it is not something I want to repeat ever again. But that matters not, it depends on whether I'm unfortunate enough to be in the same place at the same time as a Muslim dedicated to Allah and yearning to be shahid!
Although I know the chances are slim to none statistically, that's what I thought on 7/7 at 9am!
With all this Islamic activity going on, with Ahmedinejad threatening to 'answer America' on the 22nd of August, well one never knows!
Watch this space
Thursday, August 10, 2006
President Bush in a statement just a few minutes ago called a spade a spade and described the terrorists as 'Islamic facists'
WOW, he has actually uttered the I word in relation to terrorism!
Not many people doing that as of yet, I can tell ya!
Good for him, I also like the fact that he didn't qualify this statement with the usual and seemingly compulsary 'but they are not true Muslims, because Islam is a religion of peace and love' etc,etc...
This is what is it, Islamic facism, it is Islam!
He very thoughtfully gave me the leaflett he received at Heathrow today, I hate terrorists, I always take only hand luggage to avoid having to wait hours waiting to get my things, they just make everything more difficult! Bastards!
NOTICE TO ALL PASSENGERS -Articles Allowed Airside
Please note due to enhanced Department for Transport security measures with immediate effect no personal items, including food or drink of any kind, may be taken airside by passengers untill further notice with the following exeptions:
- Wallets and pocket-sized purses plus contents(for example money, credit cards, identity cards etc (not handbags))
- Travel documents essential for the journey (for example passports and travel tickets)
- Prescription medicines and medical items sufficent and essential for the flight (eg: Diabetic kit) exept in liguid form unless verified as authentic
- Spectacles/sunglasses without cases
- Contact lens holders (without bottles of solution)
- For those travelling with an infant: baby food, milk (the contents of each bottle must be tasted by the accompanying passenger) and sanitary items sufficent and essential for the flight (mappies(their spelling), wipes, ceams and nappy disposal bags)
- Female sanitary items sufficent and essential for the flight if unboxed (eg: tampons, pads, towels and wipes)
- Tissues (unboxed) and/or handkerchiefs
- Keys (but NO electrical keyfobs including car remote locking devices)
All other items must be checked in as hold-baggage, preferably by placing items within suitcases. Permitted items may be carried in plastic carrier bags as provided by airport staff.
Please note that enhanced measures are also in place at security control which may cause some delay in processing.
So now, the days of travelling light and quick are gone! God damn those bastards!
It's already begining!
People are comming out of the woodwork to claim this has nothing to do with Islam!
Shahid Malik a Labour MP, pictured, was just on the BBC news and was saying 'this has no connection to Islam'
Although he did concede that the suspects were probably 'people who claim to be Muslims'
He then repeats the same old nonsense about how 'Mulsim communities need to challenge extremist attitudes'
Excuse me for butting in, but you said that on September 12th 2001, March 12th 2004, July 8th 2005 and now again after this plot has been exposed!
You keep on talking about the need to challenge these attitudes, well why have you not done so yet?
Same old Taqqiya!
A number of 'British' men have been detained in relation to a suspected terror plot to destroy a number of planes over the Atlantic. It seems that they were attempting to construct their bombs on board the planes. This reminds me of the story I read a while back, where a journalist saw a number of Arab looking men walking back and forth to the toilets carrying things, whilst on a flight!
She was scared shitless to say the least, but it sounds very familiar! Coincidence?
Check it out here
See the story here
The Reuters caption was "IDF forces marching across a field of human skulls while firing indiscriminately at civilians"
Critics say the picture was actually publicity stills of a popular Arnold Schwarzeneggar film with Hasidic Jewish hats and beards crudely pasted onto evil terminator robots. Reuters later printed a retraction and apologized for the inconvenience
More at Blame Bush
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
I don't know about you, but these guys give me the creeps, they simply look wicked, they have evil intent in their eyes, creepy. Now we have all heard about how they are innocent lads who just happen to be Muslim, but the one on the right also happens to be into kiddy porn! Apparently he is being 'questioned' by police in relation to child pornographic images on his computer, we were expecting Al'Qaida memos and chemical equations, but no, he is a perve and seems to spend the moments that he is not praying to Allah, creating images of children in sexual positions!
Now we learn that these 'lads' have also been shouting abuse at our noble soldiers, The Sun reports that these 'innocent' lads have been pasing by the Wellington Barracks in London most days and shouting “We hope you DIE in Iraq”
The 'innocent' lads also pretended to machine-gun guardsmen, they then spat at the soldiers!
I like the leaflett above, I just wish it were true! If the police were allowed to target Muslims then perhaps we would not have had 4 suicide bombers detonate themselves on the our public transport?
Perhaps 52 people who are dead would be alive?
But it is far more important to show respect to that religion of wickedness then to protect our people, is it not?
I wonder what other interesting gems we will discover about these 'innocent' lads?
From the Norwegian by Sirocco
There is no turning back. It is time to learn a new lesson: We do no longer recognize the state of Israel. We could not recognize the South African apartheid regime, nor did we recognize the Afghan Taliban regime. Then there were many who did not recognize Saddam Hussein's Iraq or the Serbs' ethnic cleansing. We must now get used to the idea: The state of Israel in its current form is history.
So according to this emenent communist, Israel is like Saddams Iraq! Or the Taliban regime! I suppose Israel stones adulteresses in their football fields? Or they put people in meat grinders whilst alive yes?
We do not believe in the notion of God's chosen people. We laugh at this people's fancies and weep at its misdeeds. To act as God's chosen people is not only stupid and arrogant, but a crime against humanity. We call it racism.
So to be a Jew is racist?
Limits to tolerance
There are limits to our patience, and there are limits to our tolerance. We do not believe in divine promises as justification for occupation and apartheid. We have left the Middle Ages behind. We laugh uneasily at those who still believe that the God of flora, fauna, and galaxies has selected one people in particular as his favorite and given it funny stone tablets, burning bushes, and a license to kill.
Right, ok, I get it, you have limits to your tolerance? Right, but this tolerance does not go so far as to tolerate the existence of Israel? But it is ok for Muslims to preach death to the infidels in Oslo, or to rape Norwegian girls, yes?
We call child murderers 'child murderers' and will never accept that such have a divine or historic mandate excusing their outrages.
And I tend to call rapists 'rapists' suicide bombers 'suicide bombers' and socialists 'morons'
We say but this: Shame on all apartheid, shame on ethnic cleansing, shame on every terrorist strike against civilians, be it carried out by Hamas, Hizballah, or the state of Israel!
Ethnic cleansing: Happening in Sudan NOW, in Kosovo against the Serbs NOW, against Christians in Indonesia right now! No ethnic cleansing happening in the middle east!
Unscrupulous art of war
We acknowledge and pay heed to Europe's deep responsibility for the plight of the Jews, for the disgraceful harassment, the pogroms, and the Holocaust.
Nice of you to metion it!
It was historically and morally necessary for Jews to get their own home. However, the state of Israel, with its unscrupulous art of war and its disgusting weapons, has massacred its own legitimacy.
Is this guy on speed?
It has systematically flaunted International Law, international conventions, and countless UN resolutions, and it can no longer expect protection from same.
Ha ha ha! When has Israel ever asked for help from the UN? When would the UN have ever offered help? Israel has never asked for help, because it knew it would never receive any help.
That cess pit called the UN is a foul, wretched and filthy excuse for an arbitration body.
It has carpet bombed the recognition of the world. But fear not! The time of trouble shall soon be over. The state of Israel has seen its Soweto.
Do you see people, this is what passes for intellegence on the left!
We are now at the watershed. There is no turning back. The state of Israel has raped the recognition of the world and shall have no peace until it lays down its arms.
Well, Israel would no doubt have peace if it laid down it's arms, however it would not be the utopian peace of the socialist imagination, it would be the subjugation of the Jews by Muslims and their resultant massacre! But that's ok, I'm sure Israel knows this commie means well.
Without defense, without skin
May spirit and word sweep away the apartheid walls of Israel. The state of Israel does not exist.
Ahhh, actually just because you hate it does not mean it does not exist, it's still there just look in your atlas!
It is now without defense, without skin. May the world therefore have mercy on the civilian population. For it is not civilian individuals at whom our doomsaying is directed.
I don't really get what this guy is trying to say here, is he saying let's not butcher the Jews when they are defenceless?
We wish the people of Israel well, nothing but well, but we reserve the right not to eat Jaffa oranges as long as they taste foul and are poisonous. It was endurable to live some years without the blue grapes of apartheid.
Good God, what is this thing about apartheid South Africa?
They celebrate their triumphs
We do not believe that Israel mourns forty killed Lebanese children more than it for over three thousand years has lamented forty years in the desert.
Again, this guy has lost me, I know it's anti Jewish, but he's rambling now!
We note that many Israelis celebrate such triumphs like they once cheered the scourges of the Lord as "fitting punishment" for the people of Egypt.
(In that tale, the Lord, God of Israel, appears as an insatiable sadist.)
Not a man of faith then?
We query whether most Israelis think that one Israeli life is worth more than forty Palestinian or Lebanese lives.
I don't know about you, but I think this guy is getting into the realms of the absurd here! Every group of people are always more affected by deaths amoungst their own, then of outsiders, truthfully I don't lose sleep when there is an landslide in the Philipines killing hundreds, as terrible as that may be for those involved. I sincerely don't care when there is a train crash in India killing dozens, as much as that is painful for those in India. So are Israelis supposed to feel others pain more acutely then anyone else does? Why only the Jews?
For we have seen pictures of little Israeli girls writing hateful greetings on the bombs to be dropped on the civilian population of Lebanon and Palestine.
What a moron! These girls were writing stuff to the terrorists that these bombs were dropped on, these girls has been living under Hizbollah bombardment and so I think it is quite fitting that the victims of Hizbollah write their greetings to the terrorists on the bombs!
Little Israeli girls are not cute when they strut with glee at death and torment across the fronts.
So the Jews are the only people who can not want vengeance for evil? These Jews, are they supposed to be superhuman?
The retribution of blood vengeance
We do not recognize the rhetoric of the state of Israel. We do not recognize the spiral of retribution of the blood vengeance with "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth."
If this moron had ever read the Bible he would note that this thing about "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" was actually about justice, something socialists know very little about. The whole point was that if someone took out your eye, you could only go so far as to take his eye ie: you could not kill him or his family, proportionate justice is what that verse is about.
We do not recognize the principle of one or a thousand Arab eyes for one Israeli eye.
This guy does not seem to get that Hizbollah are a terrorist organ and not the Brownies!
We do not recognize collective punishment or population-wide diets as political weapons.
I recognise collective punishment! Germany was punished for allowing the NAZIS to rule, Japan was punished for following the orders of the military, and now Lebanon is being punished for allowing Hizbollah to thrive! Seems fair to me!
Two thousand years have passed since a Jewish rabbi criticized the ancient doctrine of "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth."
He did no such thing, he was condemning the Pharasees and their legalistic implimentation of this verse.
He said: "Do to others as you would have them do to you."
It always get to me when these anti-Chritians, who spend half their time trying to distroy Christianity and the other half trying to distroy the Jews start waffling with scripture!
We do not recognize a state founded on antihumanistic principles and on the ruins of an archaic national and war religion.
As far as I knew, Islam was the war religion!
Or as Albert Schweitzer expressed it: "Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose."
Funny you should say this, it was people such as yourselves who sacrificed tens of millions of people to the ideology of communism and socialism and Nazism!
Compassion and forgiveness
We do not recognize the old Kingdom of David as a model for the 21st century map of the Middle East.
Neither does Israel! If they claimed David's kingdom, it would include most of Jordan, Lebanon and Syria!
The Jewish rabbi claimed two thousand years ago that the Kingdom of God is not a martial restoration of the Kingdom of David, but that the Kingdom of God is within us and among us.
Here again this God hating athiest has the gall to quote scripture!
The Kingdom of God is compassion and forgiveness.
Something you can't extend to the Jews!
Two thousand years have passed since the Jewish rabbi disarmed and humanized the old rhetoric of war.
He did more then that commie!
Even in his time, the first Zionist terrorists were operating.
Sorry, Zionist terrorists? This guys fucking cheek is shameless!
Israel does not listen
For two thousand years, we have rehearsed the syllabus of humanism, but Israel does not listen.
He's talking bull shit again!
It was not the Pharisee that helped the man who lay in the wayside, having fallen prey to robbers. It was a Samaritan; today we would say, a Palestinian.
No, the reason he would be laying in the road is because of some 'Palestinian' suicide bomber had detonated himself and the man was blown out of a bus!
For we are human first of all -- then Christian, Muslim, or Jewish. Or as the Jewish rabbi said: "And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others?"
I like the way he denegrates Jesus with the 'Jewish rabbi' thing! So unlike socialists!
We do not accept the abduction of soldiers.
You don't accept it? But what are you going to DO about it?
But nor do we accept the deportation of whole populations or the abduction of legally elected parliamentarians and government ministers.
He makes reference to Israel arresting some of the Hamas government after Gilad Shalit was kidnapped! What a peice of shit this commie is, the Jews are condemned to suffer violence but they must never react? This is why Israel exists, because of shit heads like him!
We recognize the state of Israel of 1948, but not the one of 1967.
Why not, can't nations have land as right of conquest anymore, this is how history works!
It is the state of Israel that fails to recognize, respect, or defer to the internationally lawful Israeli state of 1948.
More nonsensical bull shit
Israel wants more; more water and more villages. To obtain this, there are those who want, with God's assistance, a final solution to the Palestinian problem.
There he goes, making reference to the holocaust, comparing the Jews to the NAZIS
The Palestinians have so many other countries, certain Israeli politicians have argued; we have only one.
Very good argument, I think!
The USA or the world?
Or as the highest protector of the state of Israel puts it: "May God continue to bless America." A little child took note of that. She turned to her mother, saying: "Why does the President always end his speeches with 'God bless America'? Why not, 'God bless the world'?"
Because, he is American! Not an internationalist communist!
Then there was a Norwegian poet who let out this childlike sigh of the heart: "Why doth Humanity so slowly progress?"
Because we don't want to live in a communist, athiest, police state!
It was he that wrote so beautifully of the Jew and the Jewess. But he rejected the notion of God's chosen people. He personally liked to call himself a Muhammedan.
Ok, let me get this straight a Muslim condemns the Jews in a poem! Big fucking deal, they do that every day!
Calm and mercy
We do not recognize the state of Israel. Not today, not as of this writing, not in the hour of grief and wrath. If the entire Israeli nation should fall to its own devices and parts of the population have to flee the occupied areas into another diaspora, then we say: May the surroundings stay calm and show them mercy. It is forever a crime without mitigation to lay hand on refugees and stateless people.
Here it is the call for the destruction of Israel, well being a wet socialist he would welcome the destruction of Israel and oh, those lucky Jews, he calls on the surrounding people to show mercy! Yeah right!
Peace and free passage for the evacuating civilian population no longer protected by a state.
Israel will not let this happen, because they know what will happen, bastards like you will stand on the side lines and as the Jews are slaughtered, you would write little peices saying how awful this all is and how we need to stop! Just like you're doing for those people in Darfur!
Fire not at the fugitives! Take not aim at them! They are vulnerable now like snails without shells, vulnerable like slow caravans of Palestinian and Lebanese refugees, defenseless like women and children and the old in Qana, Gaza, Sabra, and Chatilla.
What a peice of shit!
Give the Israeli refugees shelter, give them milk and honey!
Is this piece of shit taking the piss? This is disgusting!
Let not one Israeli child be deprived of life. Far too many children and civilians have already been murdered.
This is what goes as journalism in Norway! This diatribe of hate, of obvious ignorance, anti-Semitism and absurd nonsense! I'm just glad I don't live there!
How can you not know whether you support killing commuters? Surely you are either all for it or dead against it?
Half said the 9/11 attacks were a conspiracy between the United States and Israel!
And to think, this is the mainstream in 'our' Islamic 'community!
A third said they would rather live under Sharia law in the UK than British law!
I have a nifty idea, GO HOME!
If you are this detached from reality you would fit in well with the Pakis and Afghans and Somalis, GO HOME, we don't want you here, never really did and after what we have seen over the past 6 years we defintely don't want you anymore!
40 per cent say this is a country of bad moral behaviour, and 66 per cent say parents allow their children too much freedom!
Freedom, what do they know about that??
Although, I must agree with them that this country is immoral, but a part of this senseless attitude is reflected in our passive mood toward immigration, we don't care who we fuck, we don't care how much we drink, how many drugs we snort, how many abortions are committed and we also don't care how many savages from the third world we allow in!
This is all a part of our 'couldn't give a toss' attitude!
But, and this is a big but, these are OUR problems, not theirs, so to avoid having to lower thmselves to be with us, they can FUCK OFF back to Durka-Durkastan or wherever they come from!
Muslims, listen, we don't like you, we don't want you here and we never trusted you, so FUCK OFF!
There, that feels better!
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Israel is the aggressor and terrorists are the victims, argues Brian Wimborne
"IN her book The New Anti-Semitism (2005), American feminist academic Phyllis Chesler writes: "The American and European Left have made a marriage in hell with their Islamic counterparts. The same Left that has still never expressed any guilt over its devotion to communist dictators who murdered millions of their own people in the service of a Great Idea has now finally, fatefully, joined the world jihadic chorus in calling for the end to racist Zionism and to the Jewish apartheid state."
This is an especially interesting comment in view of the fact that, immediately after World War II, this same political Left lent support to the Jewish people and favoured the creation of a homeland for them in Israel. Even the Soviet Union voted in the UN Security Council for the establishment of the state of Israel, albeit for its own political ends. So what went wrong?
To understand why the Left has done a U-turn on this issue, one needs to appreciate that activists such as Noam Chomsky, John Pilger and Antony Loewenstein feed on a constant diet of victims and define the progressive cause by hatred of whichever group they hold responsible for victimisation. Hatred has always been an essential characteristic of leftist ideology, providing the motivating force for its theory of dialectical materialism.
Traditionally, the Left's favoured victims were the proletariat or working class who were oppressed by the hated bourgeoisie, aristocrats, landholders, factory owners, small businessmen and managers. Only recently, with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the shrinking of the working class in developed economies, have numerous other groups become the Left's favoured victims. These include indigenes, welfare dependents, homosexuals, refugees (especially if they are illegal immigrants) and displaced populations of dysfunctional states primarily in Africa and South America. Failure, in addition to class, has become a desired prerequisite for joining the Left's brotherhood of victims. Through its support of those it deems less fortunate, the Left assumes a moral high ground from which it feels self-righteously justified in attacking those it designates as oppressors.
At the conclusion of World War II, the Jewish people were added to the Left's list of stereotypical victims.
After 1500 years of religiously inspired anti-Semitism that culminated in the Nazi Holocaust, Jews were an obvious choice; they were poor, mainly working class, discriminated against, often landless and powerless. Implicit in the Left's stereotyping of Jews was that, despite incidents such as the Warsaw ghetto uprising, they were incapable of defending themselves. Their history suggested that, although individuals could be successful, Jews might not be as a group.
The image of Jews being persecuted throughout Europe and being led finally into the gas chambers of concentration camps would touch the consciences of people everywhere. As a result, although the state of Israel owes its origins to the Balfour Declaration of 1917, a more potent impetus for its establishment was the Holocaust and the need to find a homeland for the remnants of European Jewry. However, the odds of the new state surviving were not sanguine.
Designated a victim-state by the Left, Israel did not live up to expectations.
To begin with (and despite being under constant Arab attacks from the day of its foundation in 1948), Israel has been internally stable and politically mature. Unlike most post-war emerging states that followed decolonisation, it did not experience widespread corruption, dictatorship or military takeover. From the beginning it was the only democracy in the Middle East, and through hard work, planning and foreign aid its people built a thriving economy. Worse still, the Left's stereotype of Jews was proved wrong. Jews were prepared to fight back and defend their lives and homes.
Paradoxically, the state's success has been the reason the Left turned against Israel. Within a few years of its foundation, Israel had broken the first commandment of the Left's ideology: "Thou shalt not succeed." Success is anathema to the Left because it puts an end to victimhood; without victims the Left has no reason to exist. In the eyes of the Left's supporters, Israel's great accomplishments meant that the country no longer qualified as a victim. Israel, through being successful, effectively turned its back on the role chosen for it by the Left.
From the Left's rigidly dialectical viewpoint, the world is made up solely of victims and oppressors, and if Israel is no longer a victim it has to be an oppressor. The consequence is that the mantle of victimhood once thrust on Israel now cloaks the Palestinians; it is a cloak they may come to regret.
The deep-rooted problems of the Palestinians are not attributable to Israel but to their own corrupt leadership, culture of mendacity, lack of foresight and duplicity of their supporters (originally Egypt, Jordan and Iraq; more recently Syria and Iran).
However, Realpolitik cuts no ice with the Left, whose preference for ideology over reality means Israel is judged to be the cause of all the Middle East's problems.
For instance, in his 1983 essay Fateful Triangle, American polemicist Noam Chomsky portrayed Israel as a terrorist state similar to Nazi Germany. Chomsky's central premise is that Israel should cease to exist because it is "a state based on the principle of discrimination". That only in Israel have Palestinians enjoyed full citizenship rights for more than a half-century is something he conveniently ignores.
Closer to home, Australia's counterfactual journalist John Pilger argues that Israel's "brutal subjugation of the Palestinians is, under any interpretation of the law, an epic injustice, a crime". This is despite the historical evidence that the real subjugation of the Palestinians has occurred in Arab countries and in Gaza and the West Bank, under the tyranny of the Palestine Liberation Organisation.
In short, Israel has become the aggressor; terrorists or so-called insurgents, by contrast, are the darlings of the Left.
In addition to Israel's failure to play the role of victim-state, there is another reason for the Left's about-face in respect of Israel. The Left has long been permeated with anti-Semitism. It should not be forgotten that the Nazis (an acronym for National Socialist German Workers Party) had strong left-wing antecedents. The Nazis' doppelganger, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, not only supported traditional Russian anti-Jewish movements but organised pogroms for its own political purposes.
Socialist parties in Britain, France, Australia and many other countries, despite having Jewish adherents, had a strong anti-Semitic thread running through them. It is not surprising that as the Left's support for Israel faded, a latent anti-Semitic ideology replaced it, with the result that the centre of world anti-Semitism is now firmly rooted in the Left.
If there is a lesson to be learned from this, it is that where morality is concerned, the Left is value free. It draws no distinction between good and evil, right and wrong, justice and injustice. Hence, in the minds of leftists, the terrorist becomes a freedom fighter and murderers are transformed into heroes. This should surprise no one. In the past century the Left gave rise to national socialism and international socialism; today it continues to function without a semblance of moral rectitude, offering support of any group it designates as victims."
Monday, August 07, 2006
Saturday, August 05, 2006
It seems perverse that anyone could support a murderous, barbaric group of wicked men with seared consciences. These men are filled with hate, they are not a liberation orginisation, they are not freedom fighters!
You always hear that stupid expression 'one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter'
I have always hated this moronic expression! It is obvious who is the terrorist, who is the freedom fighter! Hizbollah, the 'party of Allah' is a terrorist group, simple!
They are funded by Iran, inspired by that evil man Mohammed, and committed to killing the Jews. There was a pro-Hizbolah demonstration in London today! Can you beleive that? Last year we were living in fear of terrorists, Hizbollah was probably quite cheerful at the thought of us living in fear, and now, some of the same people who were living in fear are condemning Israel?
Some people amaze me with their ignorance!
Israel needs to distroy Hizbollah, in fact I think the Israelis have been to nice! Far to nice, Damascus should be being bombed by now, Israeli soldiers should be laying seige to Damascus, missiles should be pounding Iran, no more Mr nice Jew!
The Jews have been under seige since 1948, they are hated by the world, yet, they are stupendously successful, Israel should not take any prisoners, Israel cannot afford to appease any more, Israel needs to annex the West Bank and Gaza, expell the Arabs and to hell with public oppinion, who will stop them? Syria? Jordan? Saudi? Egypt?
No one, Israel is only as weak as they allow themselves to be, it is a matter of will. Does Israel have the will to survive and thrive? I hope so.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
It makes me shake my head in unbelief. Well I'm not at all surprised Mohammed Abdul Kahar is a paedophile, their sick prophet Mohammed regularly had sex with a 9 year old girl, so no big surprise there!!
What makes me shake my head, is that this guy paraded himself and his brother on TV as victims of nasty racist police. Never mind that police have been paying for these guys and their families to stay in posh London hotels since that event. Never mind that the police will pay out 500 thousand pounds in compensation!
They went on TV with their bushy Islamic beards, sinister eyes, filled with Islamic wickedness, and the lefties had a field day with the police! Now we find this guy is a perve! A dirty disgusting paedophile.
Do you think the press will admit they were in the wrong?