Friday, July 4, 2014

Shove Your Anti-Semitism

A must re-print for this day and the Joe Blow Report. I don't always agree with Juan Cole's conclusions, but on this, he's right on the mark - American hypocrisy, a clear symptom of illegitimacy as a nation and it's bastard spawn, Israel.

Americans need to Answer: When WillPalestinians get their Fourth of July?
By  | Jul. 4, 2014 | 
Americans are commemorating the Fourth of July today, the anniversary of the
Declaration of Independence. 
The grievances that the four million inhabitants of British North America had in
1776 were not felt by them to be narrow or specific but rather universal, and so
too was the remedy. They laid against the government of King George III that it
was not serving the interests of its North American subjects. 
Thomas Jefferson wrote,
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” 
All human beings are created equal, the founders of the United States believed. 
That means that Palestinians, as human beings, are also created equal. The text
says “all.” 
Moreover, the Palestinians by virtue of being “men” (i.e. human beings) have
been endowed by God with the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 
The Palestinians do not have any of these rights, whether God wants them to or not. They were successively ethnically cleansed from their homeland of Palestine by militant Jewish settlers. (There were no Jews in Palestine to speak of as recently as 1800; Bonaparte found about 3,000 I think; Palestine was inhabited by Muslim and Christian Palestinians and as late as 1939 the British mandatory authorities envisaged a Palestinian state in 1949). Some 750,000 were expelled with no compensation and their land and property usurped in 1948. More tens of thousands were displaced in 1967. Their numbers have grown. Some 20 percent of Israel is remnants of the original Palestinian inhabitants, some 1.6 million persons. They are second class citizens in many ways.
But the some 4 million Palestinians who live in the West Bank and Gaza, and the
several hundred thousand living in Lebanese refugee camps, are living lives the
opposite of the ones Jefferson declared natural. They are stateless. In the West
Bank they live under Israeli military rule; there are a few civil institutions, but all
of these can be over-ruled by the whim of the Israeli army. Palestinians do not
control their land, water or air. In Gaza, the Israelis have put them under siege,
including the children and non-combatants in general. They aren’t allowed to
export virtually anything they produce. They have no port or airport (both
bombed by Israel). They suffer from massive unemployment and even
malnutrition. The Israelis have placed the Palestinians of Gaza in a huge open-air
concentration camp. With American and European help. 
In the phrase of Warren Burger, the stateless have no right to have rights. They
do not have the right to life, or liberty, or the pursuit of happiness. They may be
killed with impunity (the Israeli army has killed 9 Palestinians, including children,in its crackdown on the West Bank over the horrific kidnapping and killing
of three Israeli youth. The horrid character of the crime does not authorize Israel to
engage in collective punishment nor Israelis to act as vigilantes and deprive other
people of life or liberty.) 
So the Palestinians do not have a right to life. They have no liberty at all as the US
founding generation conceived it. And they certainly have no right to pursue
happiness. Their lives are constrained and made difficult by deliberate actions of
Israeli officials and officers and armed squatters on their land who torment them. 
The Declaration of Independence insists that people have a right to elect their
government. But Palestinians cannot elect the Israeli government, which actually
rules them (and they cannot elect the Lebanese or Syrian governments either,
where there are significant Palestinian refugee populations). The elections held
after the Oslo process have been undone by deliberate Israeli intransigence.
When Palestinians vote for the Palestine Authority, in any case, they are not
actually getting representation that matters. Unelected forces in Israel still control
their land, air and sea. 
When Palestinians elected a Hamas government in 2006, the Israelis disrupted it
and fomented a PLO coup against it. The Americans in 1776 said of King George,
“He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly
firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.” Palestinian parliamentarians
have been arrested in large numbers by Israeli soldiers on the West Bank. Some
are now again kidnapped. 
The early Americans were angry that King George III took away land at will, which
is something the Israelis routinely do to the Palestinians. They also minded that
he appointed the court judges. The Palestinians have no courts in which to
adjudicate their claims, being forced to litigate in front of unsympathetic Israeli
Did the Americans mind that the king was “cutting off our Trade with all parts of
the world?” Israelis are doing that to the Palestinians. Were they angry at him
“for depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury”? The Israelis
arrest and hold people for a very long time without any judicial process. 
The remedy the early Americans applied to these problems, of rising up against
foreign occupying troops, is not available to Palestinians. The Israelis are too
strong, too well armed, and too backed to the hilt by the US Congress, many
members of which have more or less been bribed by pro-Israel donors. Opposing the Israeli occupation is routinely equated in the US to “terrorism,”even though Palestinians are the aggrieved party. But in any case, the Declaration of Independence does not say all men are created equal except those that have some violent people among them. And King George III saw the American revolutionaries as terrorists, too. 
The horrible thing is that US diplomacy and US taxpayers’ money is going
toward keeping the Palestinians stateless and without rights. Americans are
doing to a helpless people exactly the kinds of things they wouldn’t put up with
from King George III for themselves. 
Americans don’t have a responsibility to liberate everyone in the world. But they
do have a responsibility not to help Israel deprive Palestinians of their inalienable
rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.


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  2. The Socialist Anti-Semitic Myth of the Creation of Money out of Thin Air

  3. furthermore 100% of all so-called "Jews" on Earth today - not one single one is
    actually a Hebrew "Israelite"...strange but true.

    and in the believe it or not dept..
    When Jefferson delivered his eulogy of Washington and used the word Israel,
    at the time the word was not defined as a "Jewish" state in Palestine
    inhabited by Khazar proselytes to Talmudic Judaism..
    Man was not defined as human being, either...
    Juan "Cojones" Cole....notwithstanding
    just sayin'

    Khazars make exodus & right soon...



  4. I'm one of them Khazarians and get continually snubbed and condemned as an "anti-Semite" when I point out my dna showing only Ashkenazim ancestry from all over Europe but only going as far towards Palestine as Uzbekistan. Oh yes, because I've got a tiny bit of ancestry from Spanish Sephardic Jews I'm supposed to be kosher Hebrew from Palestine? Uh uh. Shlomo Sand tells the truth about how Judaism was spread by prosletyzing, just like Christianity and Islam, and quite a few kingdoms became Jewish, like Tunisia and Libya where my Sephardic genes come from.

    Then we can go into the religion of Judaism that also is filled with fraudulent claims starting with the Torah which now no rabbis even know where it comes from, being taught in the narcissism of Judaism that it comes from Hebrews--nope. From Egypt along with a strew of other "borrowed" Egyptian religious ideas incorporated into Judaism without attribution. The more one learns about Judaism the more it seems based on hoodwinking believers which it's done very successfully, even getting billions to believe Jewish myths of origin that never happened. Such as Abraham giving Jews a deed to Canaan..

  5. Even if they could be shown to have ancestors living on palestinian soil 2,000 yrs ago, so what? I can't go to Ireland and take the current occupants' land, just because my ancestors once lived there. What rubbish.