From Berkeley to Boston and from Paris to Sydney, the season is upon us again. Hipsters twirl Keffiyahs from some Shanghai factory around their necks, don army surplus jackets and Decembrist t-shirts and head to the nearest Israeli embassy to scream about a new Holocaust.
Shiites and Sunnis temporarily put aside their blood feuds and entire families of Syrian Alawites and
Turkish Sunnis stand in London or Berlin screaming "Death to the Jews".
Joining them are elderly Trotskyists and aging Stalinists, normally as mutually hostile as Shiites and Sunnis, who put aside their differences to feebly wave cardboard signs about the Zionist war machine.
Fake blood is everywhere. Aspiring art students who can't draw try to figure out new ways of intersecting a Swastika and a Star of David. Latuff cartoons are printed out along with bloody photos of dead people from Syria, Hollywood horror movies and on the rare occasion, Gaza, and shoved in everyone's faces.
The organizers take a break from submitting angry Truth Dig articles about Brazilian cocoa exploitation and dive headfirst into a rally that, unlike all their other rallies, the media will actually cover. They prowl the police barriers like hungry hyenas looking for a reporter.
On the last few struggling Pacifica affiliates, Amy Goodman invites Noam Chomsky to talk about the war. Chris Hedges phones in to promote his new book, which is only 90 percent plagiarized from a Hemingway novel he thought he once read. Max Blumenthal shows up to lead a Students for Justice in Palestine protest while shouting about colonialism. Then he tags himself on Instagram.
At the Israeli embassy, the hipsters imagine that they're guerrilla fighters. They scream themselves hoarse about oppression, duck into a Starbucks, come out with a few cinnamon lattes and then begin screaming again. Recruiters for the International Socialist Organization, the World Revolutionary Front, the International Workers Fourth Front Uprising and the always popular Brotherhood of Revolutionary Workers and Peasants push smeared pamphlets into their pockets hoping for a bite.
Joseph Massad mounts the stage to explain that Zionism is the real Anti-Semitism. Muslims in the crowd begin chanting that Mohammed's army is coming back. "O Jews, O Jews," they scream. Rage Boy is somewhere among them. They are all Rage Boy now.
An old Trotskyist waves a sign quoting Marx's slur that the god of the Jews is money. But he changed it to Zionists so it's not anti-Semitic anymore.
An agent for the Iranian regime goes to the microphone to denounce the nuclear Apartheid that is preventing Iran from getting the bomb. Old CNDers who spent their twenties screaming about the madness of plunging the world into atomic death cheer him on. Quakers who are old enough to have stood in the Red Square holding up signs denouncing American militarism nod along.
A Hijabi in dark glasses and heavy makeup positions her mouth a centimeter away from the microphone and shrieks that her family is being murdered in Gaza even though she's from the UAE and a member of one of its more powerful families. The POC students she "organizes" the campus janitors with shake their firsts in the air. "People power! People power!"
A member of Jewish Voices for the Utter Destruction of Israel staggers up next. She's a Sarah Lawrence grad and a top lawyer from a family of top lawyers going back six generations. Her sister is the rabbi of a temple in Beverly Hills. Her son is somewhere in the crowd wearing a Hamas t-shirt.
"Not in my name," she screams.
And she can't think of anything else to scream, so she screams it again.
The cops, from New York to Berlin to London, yawn and scratch their stomachs. They've had it up to here. They don't care anymore.The hipsters try picking fights with them, taking their photos and screaming in their faces. Angry 90 pounds girls, their faces screwed up in hate, spit at their polished shoes.
Eventually a small group of pro-Israel protesters, teenage boys and girls with large flags and a few old men pass by. The crowd gasps in outrage and like a maddened beast surges toward them.
"Khaybar Khaybar Ya Yahood," cry the Muslims. "Down with Zionist Supremacism," scream the Marxists. "Death to the Jews," shouts everyone else.
The cops push back against them like Greek warriors confronting a ragged barbarian band. Crumpled up pamphlets soar up into the air and fall short. Video is taken documenting police brutality and quickly uploaded to Vimeo. Hipsters cuddle up on the floor, smear fake blood over their noses and scream that they're dying. The cops hustle the pro-Israel protesters away to avoid any more problems.
To the side a small group of befuddled men dressed in what most passerby inaccurately think is Hassidic fashion stand holding signs that they can't read. Once a week they are each paid twenty dollars or euros and bussed from their community to hold signs denouncing Israel. The signs and the website are produced by a small group of Marxist activists funded by Iran.
Their leader, the only one of them who can even read the signs, claims to be a Rabbi, though he's actually an international con artist who owes money to a dozen banks across Europe.
He shouts something into the microphone, but the crowd is restless. A Palestinian slam poet shoves him aside and chants about hate and suffering, blood and oppression. The poet is replaced by a drum circle. The drum circle is replaced by a live phone call from Alice Walker. Alice Walker is replaced by a sign language activist silently delivering her own speech that no one can understand.
In the back of the crowd, they start burning Israeli flags. Bored Yemeni teenagers peel off to throw stones at a synagogue. The Marxists get into an argument over the Fourth International. Someone begins loudly reading their own self-published poetry through an unauthorized megaphone. ISIS sympathizers fly the black flag of the Jihad over the crowd where it tangles with a Hezbollah flag.
Punches and kicks are thrown. Sunnis and Shiites pull each other's beards. "Comrades, comrades," an elderly leftist cries, but no one pays any attention to him. "Revolution," the hipsters yell.
The cops break it up. The crowd turns on the cops. The reporters go home and report none of it except the condemnations of Israel and the police brutality. The Hijabi appears in almost all of the photos where she is described as a Palestinian refugee. The conservative blogs that dig up her Facebook profile and prove that she's a liar are stubbornly ignored by the New York Times, The Daily Mirror and the Sydney Morning Herald.
It's another fine day in the dying West.
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Friday Afternoon Roundup -By Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog on Jul 18, 2014 07:01 pm
HAMAS IS A 7TH CENTURY PROBLEM
To understand why, let’s step into a time machine and go back to the spring of 632. The Byzantine Emperor Heraclius is engaged in the first of a series of wars with Mohammed’s maddened followers. England is divided into seven quarreling kingdoms. Across the water, the Merovingians are killing each other in ways that would give George R.R. Martin nightmares. Meanwhile in a more civilized part of the world, China’s fading Sui Dynasty fields an army of over a million men in a failed effort to invade Korea.
Back in Medina, Mohammed had come down with the sniffles. He had a fever and a headache and there wasn’t any Tylenol around for miles. Mohammed hadn’t been a very good man and he made a very bad patient. Upon being told that he had pleurisy, he claimed that only people possessed by Satan came down with that disease so he couldn’t possibly have it and instead blamed the Jews for poisoning him.
His own homemade cures, such as bathing in seven skins of water from seven different wells, didn’t help. But before he died, he managed to make the Middle East an even worse place by ordering the ethnic cleansing of Jews and Christians.
Israel Is the Victim of Mohammed’s War Against the Jews
How Can Justin Amash be the “Conservative” Candidate if he Supports Illegal Alien Amnesty?
The biggest problem with Hard Choices was always the title. The Clintons don’t make hard choices because they have no impulse control.
That’s what led Bill Clinton to harass every woman within a hundred mile radius and it’s also why Hillary Clinton allowed herself to be recorded laughing about the time she helped a rapist who beat a 12-year-old girl into a coma beat the rap. It’s why the greedy couple stole White House furniture, traded pardons for cash and grabbed every bit of loose change that they could get their sweaty hands on.
The Clintons have always been oblivious to their own vulgarity. They have never understood how they embarrassed their own political allies. Hillary’s gaffes about money, like Bill Clinton’s gaffes about sex, are symptoms of their obliviousness to their lack of self-control.
Hillary’s Greed is Destroying Her Presidential Campaign
Hillary Clinton Suggests Hamas Backer Mediate Between Israel and Hamas
THIS IS THE NATURE OF THE ENEMY
“There were people – babies – thrown through the window and covered with blood,” an eyewitness described the horrifying scene.
“The worst thing I saw, which I think will haunt me all my life, is a baby that was sitting in a stroller outside a shop and was dead,” another eyewitness related.
One of the Hamas terrorists involved in the attack described her reaction and the Muslim reaction.
“While I was on the bus and everybody was congratulating one another, they said on the radio that there had been a martyrdom attack at the Sbarro restaurant, and that three people were killed. I admit that I was a bit disappointed, because I had hoped for a larger toll. Yet when they said ‘three dead,’ I said: ‘Allah be praised.’”
“Two minutes later, they said on the radio that the number had increased to five. I wanted to hide my smile, but I just couldn’t. Allah be praised, it was great. As the number of dead kept increasing, the passengers were applauding.”
The Baby Killers of Gaza
You can find a Hebrew translation of this article at my Hebrew blog, undertaken by Dan Bornstein. And there are plenty of other translated articles there.
Lawyer for Muslim Who Killed Wife for Not Cooking Goat, Says Prison Life Without Goat Will be Hard
ARE THERE REFUNDS FOR CONGRESS?
Sometimes I buy things and I’m disappointed when they don’t work right. I can just imagine how someone would feel when they bought Congress.
But that’s the tragic situation that Messrs Buffett, Adelson and Gates nee Microsoft find themselves in. They bought Congress and it isn’t giving them amnesty. What’s wrong with Congress, they ask in a New York Times editorial. They paid good for money it. Why won’t it work?
Billionaires Who Bought Congress Say They Feel “Shortchanged”
Who’s Ready for a 3rd Hillary Clinton Book?
“What I saw this afternoon in front of the synagogue of La Roquette, Paris:
-I saw a hundred pro-Palestinian activists rushing to the synagogue
-I saw a group of forty Jews outside defending 160 worshipers inside in an atmosphere of pure urban guerrilla.
-I’ve seen a dozen men, 50-55 years, Gil Taieb, dripping with sweat after the fight. I saw Fabien limping after a nasty blow to the leg. I was told after he was over 60.
-I saw a 40 year old woman say “I threw a chair at their faces, these bastards.”
Eyewitness Accounts of Muslim Attack on Paris Synagogue
David Brock Claims Hillary’s Bad Book Sales are a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
THEY'LL HAVE TO SETTLE FOR PEPSI
He’d had enough of the hundreds of rockets in the sixth day of Operation Protective Edge, and the thousands before then, and for three hours refused to move his vehicle parked across the two-lane road leading to the crossing point, at the southern end of the Strip.
He said one of the bombs landed between two houses in the community, near the shelter where the children slept.
“I have no problem with them receiving humanitarian aid,” he told Israel’s Channel 2 News. “Gas, fuel, medical supplies – no problem,” he said. “But cola and all these other luxuries? They fire at us and we’re giving them goods so they can keep firing?”
“At night, my children cry, but the goods pass”
Israeli Truck Driver Blocks Coca Cola Shipment to Gaza
Shlomo Avineri is an expert on Marx and Engels. He was a fervent advocate of negotiating with the PLO and ended up heading Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A Likud MK even compared him to “Lord Haw-Haw”, the British traitor who had broadcast from Berlin during World War II and was later executed)
Avineri’s awakening process was really slow.
“We were incredibly stupid…. We thought they wanted a state, and a two-state solution, but it turns out that they want to destroy Israel, because they cannot/will not accept any form of Jewish national self-determination.”
Israeli PLO Sympathizer: “We Thought They Wanted a State…. But it Turns Out They Want to Destroy Israel.”
Maybe the Iranians developed some special Jew-guidance system or Jewdar for Hamas’ rockets, but considering how many times those rockets have fallen on Muslim houses and hit Muslims, the system seems to be a little defective.
Or maybe those Muslims are really secret Jews.
Hamas Tells Israeli Muslims Not to Worry, Their Rockets Only Hit Jews
UK Jihadist Who Appeared in “No Life Without Jihad” Loses Life
IS IT A BIRD, IS IT A PLANE...
On Sunday, the M75 missile hit the front yard of Taher Tameem, 32, leaving a crater in the ground. The bomb’s blast blew out his living room windows, and pierced the entrance to the home and its interior with shrapnel.
At the time of the explosion, late Sunday afternoon, Tameem, his wife and three young children were seated in the kitchen, a dark interior room, preparing food for the evening’s Iftar, the meal that breaks the daily Ramadan fast.
“This is so good,” agreed Tameem, the homeowner. “I saw the missile as a blessing from the sky, because it comes from Hamas. Good for Hamas!”
West Bank Muslims Thrilled that Hamas is Bombing Them
More Foreigners Than Americans Have Confidence in Obama
IF AMERICA WERE MORE LIKE BULGARIA
The 3m-high fence, which has taken a week to build and was completed on Thursday, has already reportedly brought the number of illegal arrivals down to 300 per month compared with 2,000 people each month this time last year.
So Bulgaria can put up a 30 kilometer fence in a week, but we still can’t close off the border.
Bulgaria Puts Up Fence to Keep Muslim Illegal Aliens Out
BRAVE NEW WORLD: Government Wants Talking $30K Shopping Carts to Tell Food Stampers to Eat Healthy
Non-Jews found it easier to immigrate to some Latin American nations. Mexico admitted only 400 Jewish refugees between 1933 and 1945, but issued at least 16,000 immigration visas to Spanish loyalist refugees between 1938 and 1945, and over 1,400 visas to Catholic Polish refugees between 1939 and 1941.
Daniela Gleizer emphasizes the selectiveness and discretionary implementation of post-revolutionary Mexican immigration policy, which sought to preserve mestizaje—the country’s blend of Spanish and Indigenous people and the ideological basis of national identity—by turning away foreigners considered “inassimilable” and therefore “undesirable.”
Using the Holocaust to Argue for Illegal Alien Amnesty
Harry Reid: The Border is Secure, Now We Need Illegal Alien Amnesty
WELL LIBERALS HATE IT
Maryland State Police have classified anti-immigration graffiti spray painted on the former Army Reserve Center in Westminster as a hate crime.
The graffiti was sprayed sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning, according to Lt. Patrick McCrory, commander of the state police Westminster barracks. The graffiti said “NO ILLEAGLES [sic] HERE NO UNDOCUMENTED DEMOCRATS.”
Condemning Illegal Immigration Now Prosecutable as a Hate Crime
TO RULE THEM ALL
What we are seeing is an emerging ideological authority that uses the state as one of its mechanisms of power, alongside everything from cultural institutions to organized activism. It makes no meaningful distinction between governments, non-profits, elected officials or activists. It sees itself as omnipresent and omninterventionist.
When everything is politicized, then nothing is private. That’s one of the creepier and nastier things about the left. Nothing is truly interior. Everything is subject to external regulation, whether through the power of the state, through mob power, through cultural power, or any other number of social justice interventions.
The Infinite State is Our New Religion
Neither Egypt nor Israel Want Kerry to Come
... from the comments
Borax • Can we add the USA to that list? We don't want Kerry to come back here either.
Kerry Tells Congress Iran Sanctions a Good Idea, State Dept Denies He Ever Said It
HAMAS FINAL DESTINATION
The Gaza “child” is veteran horror movie actress Stephanie Honoré who is thirty. The whole point of these bloody photos is to shortcut rational thinking and push an emotional reaction to the fore.
Hamas and its Western defenders know that it doesn’t matter where they get their photos or whether they’re real. They know that if they saturate social media with enough of them, they can create the emotional reality of an atrocity.
Hamas Tries to Pass Off “Final Destination” Horror Movie as Israeli Atrocity
RT’s Abby Martin Hysterically Defending Putin on Twitter
LIBERALS ARE ALL HEART
Yellen is all heart. Sure she’s devaluing the dollar, but she’s doing it for the poor unemployed who will really benefit from higher food prices.
In unusually emotive language for a central banker, she talked about the “psychological trauma” suffered by the unemployed and their families.
So let’s keep hiking up commodities prices while devaluing their savings so they can be really traumatized by being unable to buy food.
Fed’s Yellen Vows to Continue Devaluing Dollar for the “Unemployed”
Leslie H. Gelb: “Fight Islamic Theocracy and Terrorism by Allying w/Iran”
VIVA LA REVOLUCIA
You just know these two are on a faculty somewhere teaching Marxism-Leninism. After this, they’re going to host a little tea at home for their colleagues while talking about how exciting spending an hour screaming about the Jews was.
White British Leftists in Keffiyahs Hate “Cheap Jewish Settlements”
Turkish Dictator Who Looks Like Hitler Compares Young Israeli Woman to Hitler
Ordinarily it would have been rather hard for anyone to have the standing to challenge Obama’s illegal DREAM amnesty. But the attempt to force Arizona to issue drivers licenses to the illegals may have put the case on a path to the Supreme Court.
Will Obama’s Illegal DREAM Amnesty be his Next Big Supreme Court Loss?
Edward Cline writes about the Cujo Meme of Islamic terrorism.
And here is the Cujo Meme: It is a cinematic analogy of how our State Department and Hollywood perceive Islam and Muslims, perceptions mirrored in their treatment of Muslims and Islam (and also of illegal immigrants), in film and at the negotiation tables.
Muslims are just like friendly, docile St. Bernard dogs. But, bitten by the rabid bats of Islamophobic distortions, persecution, isolation, lies, discrimination, and attitudes of moral superiority by Westerners, the lovable dog goes mad and occasionally goes on a rampage against its tormentors.
It's a tragedy that some people lose their lives in such incidents, but, who can blame the killers? They have legitimate grievances that have not been addressed with any sincere understanding or compassion. The hegemony of Western "civilization" must be challenged and dissolved if there is to be "peace." If there's violence, it's all our fault, not that of those going on rampages. Can one really morally judge dogs infected with rabies?
But Islam is basically a good dog. See? It's that simple. This has been the contextual premise of our foreign policy for a long time, and Hollywood's, as well.
That reminds me of my own piece, Housebreaking Islam...
About the only countries who thwack Islam on the nose anymore are America and Israel, and they do it all too lightly, and hardly say "Bad Dog" anymore. No wonder the house is full of crap, the kids need tetanus shots and the "dog" is running the house.
As the riots, murders, gang rapes and bombings across Europe show, a lot of people would rather learn to live like dogs, than stand up to the pack. But that kind of whipped cur attitude isn't limited to Europe.
Not only can't our governments say "Bad Dog" anymore, even civilians aren't allowed to say it on a freelance basis, let alone deliver a good solid thwack to the nose of the mangy curs. Forget about housebreaking Islam, the way things are going Islam is housebreaking us.
They assume that the public sector unions, especially teachers, will be OK with this new pool of Democrats--who will vote mind you--as they also keep alive schools, and a range of government benefit programs on which public sector employees increasingly rely for their own employment. The DNC is sticking a big middle finger in the air and waving it at the private sector unions and their members, the black churches and the black middle and working classes, and, of course, nearly the entire non-elite white electorate of the USA. Taxpayers no longer have any clout. The Federal bureaucracy has become the armed implementation wing of the DNC.
We are seeing the Democratic Party openly reinvent itself, without any shame or purpose of evasion, into a party of career bureaucrats, educators, and crony capitalists, kept in power by stupid young people, Hollywood, the growing ranks of dole recipients, and, of course, the wave of poor hispanics.
Arguably the worker to clerk reinvention had happened a while ago, and across the West, where even the Reddest parties became the parties of government clerks and non-profit activists.
The labor unions that matter are increasingly government unions. The rest work for the liberal man.
If you understand Hebrew and can tolerate rap,
It is never enough to desire freedom. It is never enough to long for liberty. One must be compelled by their conscience to act to bring about that freedom. Zionism represents both the intrinsic desire within man to be free and the bringing about of that same freedom into fruition.
Chloe Valdary at Times of Israel.
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