THE SCHOOL OF RED HERRINGS ON THE HORIZON

“So what?” you say.  “The Confederate Flag is not my flag–an infringement on it is not an infringement on my right to freedom of speech.”

Guess what–your flag will be next.

“So what?” you say.  “Islam is not my religion–an infringement on it is not an infringement on my right to freedom of religion.”

Guess what–your religion will be next.

ANOTHER FREUDIAN SLIP

The vehicle in front of mine had two bumper stickers–one on the left, one on the right.

I read the one on the left, aloud:

“OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM VETERAN”

Not unusual, I’d seen those before.

Then I read the one on the right, aloud:

“GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM VICTIM”

No, that’s not what it read–I tried again:

“GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM VICTIM”

No, that’s not what it read!  I read it silently this time:

“GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM VETERAN”

Then I tried reading it aloud once more:

“GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM VICTIM”

I gave up.  But every time I remembered that bumper sticker, I had to remind myself that it read:

“GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM VETERAN”

And even now, when I read that line aloud, I have to force myself not to read:

“GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM VICTIM”

The subconscious mind knows far more than the conscious mind knows–almost infinitely more.

Most of the time, in one’s waking hours, the subconscious mind is subdued by the conscious mind.

But sometimes the subconscious mind refuses to be subdued, and it fiercely, persistently interrupts the conscious mind’s train of thought–as a Freudian slip.

Some Freudian slips reveal nothing of great importance.

Once, when I was in the fourth or fifth grade–and I had been absent from school that day–a classmate of mine laughingly told me about a Freudian slip the teacher had made.

It was social studies time.  And at some point in the lesson, the teacher– intending to say “Mexican bullfight”–said “Mexican bullfart” instead!

Of course, this Freudian slip revealed nothing of great importance–though it did amuse the class, as well as the teacher herself.

But because most Freudian slips reveal things of great importance, no Freudian slip should be dismissed without a thorough examination.

Many of these reveal things of great importance only on a personal level.

The Freudian slip I addressed in a previous post was one of these:

I meant to say to myself, “I’ll be so glad when this cold (weather) is over.”

Instead, I said to myself, “I’ll be so glad when this Digital Age is over.”

This revealed something of great importance only on a personal level–my intense hatred of Digital-Age technology, and my equally intense desire to see this Digital Age collapse under its own weight.

But the Freudian slip of today revealed nothing of great importance on a personal level–I wasn’t personally affected by the “Global War on Terrorism”.

No, I’m not a:

“GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM VICTIM”

But veterans of this “Global War on Terrorism” are.

And friends and family members of veterans of this “Global War on Terrorism” are.

And troops actively fighting and dying in this “Global War on Terrorism” are.

And friends and family members of troops actively fighting and dying in this “Global War on Terrorism” are.

And civilians suffering and dying in this “Global War on Terrorism” are.

And friends and family members of civilians suffering and dying in this “Global War on Terrorism” are.

It is of great importance that we all remember this.

It is of great importance that we all remember all of the victims of this “Global War on Terrorism”.

A BIZARRE KIND OF BARGAINING REVISITED

A flag is a piece of cloth that says something.  It is a piece of cloth that speaks.

The Confederate Battle Flag (the Southern Cross) says, “This is the Confederate side of the battlefield.” And that is all it was designed to say.

The First Confederate Flag (the Stars and Bars), the Second Confederate Flag (the Stainless Banner), and the Third Confederate Flag (the Bloodstained Banner) say, “This is the Confederate States of America.” And that is all they were designed to say.

Because the Confederate Flag (all four designs) is a piece of cloth that says something, a piece of cloth that speaks, it is representative of speech itself.  Thus an infringement on the Confederate Flag is an infringement on our right to freedom of speech.

Dylann Roof abused our right to keep and bear arms, and murdered nine people. Yet the Confederate Flag has been censored–as if the Confederate Flag is to blame for this mass shooting.

Because our right to keep and bear arms was abused, our right to freedom of speech has been infringed.

Islam is a religion.

Because Islam is a religion, it is representative of religion itself.  Thus an infringement on Islam is an infringement on our right to freedom of religion.

Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik abused our right to keep and bear arms, and murdered fourteen people.  Yet Islam has been scrutinized–as if Islam is to blame for this mass shooting.  Muslims–adherents of Islam–have been ostracized, persecuted, and (in some cases) murdered.

Because our right to keep and bear arms was abused, our right to freedom of religion has been infringed.

“So what?” you say.  “The Confederate Flag is not my flag–an infringement on it is not an infringement on my right to freedom of speech.”

Guess what–your flag will be next.

“So what?” you say.  “Islam is not my religion–an infringement on it is not an infringement on my right to freedom of religion.”

Guess what–your religion will be next.

A bizarre kind of bargaining is going on here.

Americans are saying, “You can infringe on our right to freedom of speech, as long as you don’t even question our right to keep and bear arms.”

Americans are saying, “You can infringe on our right to freedom of religion, as long as you don’t even question our right to keep and bear arms.”

Our right to keep and bear arms is as important as every other right guaranteed us in our Bill of Rights.

But if we lose our right to freedom of speech, our right to freedom of religion, and every other right guaranteed us in our Bill of Rights–by overzealously guarding our right to keep and bear arms, and leaving every other right wide open to infringement–what good will our right to keep and bear arms be to us?

Let me add that these largely Republican politicians who are committing this cultural genocide against their Southern constituents are not acting in a conservative manner at all.  

In the last fifty years, the Republican Party–traditionally the more progressive or liberal party–has become the more conservative party–while the Democratic Party–traditionally the more conservative party–has become the more progressive or liberal party.  In short, these two political parties have switched platforms.

Conservatism involves more than just keeping the status quo. Conservatism involves approaching change cautiously and thoughtfully. Making rash decisions, acting on impulse, is not conservative at all.  The conservative considers all possible consequences of a change before making it.  The conservative doesn’t rush, but takes all the time he or she needs to weigh the pros and cons of any change.

By this definition, George W. Bush’s decision to send troops to Iraq before the campaign in Afghanistan had been completed was not conservative at all.  His father’s decision to send troops to Iraq only after its military had invaded Kuwait–and not while the U.S. military was engaged in another campaign–may not have been the best decision.  But at least it was a conservative decision.

Republican Governor Nikki Haley–who started this cultural genocide of the American South–was not conservative at all, in what she did.  The conservative decision would have been to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from South Carolina’s capitol building in Columbia–because no flag should fly above a state capitol building except that state’s flag and the current federal government’s flag–then stop there.

But she didn’t stop there–she moved on to remove all Confederate flags from historical flags displays and Confederate memorials too.  This wasn’t conservative at all–this was just irrational.  And Republican governors, county commissioners, and mayors all over the Southern United States followed Nikki Haley’s cue–removing Confederate flags, not from state capitol buildings or local government buildings–but from historical flags displays, Confederate memorials, and Confederate cemeteries.  And now the destruction of Confederate memorials has begun, in New Orleans–and will likewise spread all over the Southern United States–unless of course the constituents of these largely Republican politicians start resisting this cultural genocide.

These largely Republican politicians are no more conservative than Nikki Haley–and are just as irrational.

The fact is that by failing to uphold the principles of conservatism that it has claimed to champion for the last fifty years–by engaging in this cultural genocide of the American South through largely Republican governors, county commissioners, and mayors–the Republican Party has betrayed the trust of its loyal Southern base.

Let me also add that it does no good to guard against federal-government infringement of our rights as U.S. citizens, if we allow our state and local governments to infringe on these same rights.

Our federal government has been infringing on our rights for a very long time–and it is well that we guard against further infringement, and hold it accountable for current infringement.

Yet this trend of targeting red herrings to dodge the issue of gun regulation is not being carried out by our federal government at all–but by our state and local governments.

It is our state and local governments that are indirectly infringing on our right to freedom of speech by censoring Confederate flags and destroying Confederate memorials.

And it is our state and local governments that are indirectly infringing on our right to freedom of religion by passing laws to keep Syrian refugees out of their jurisdictions simply because they are Muslim.

Our right to keep and bear arms is as important as every other right guaranteed us in our Bill of Rights.

But if we lose our right to freedom of speech, our right to freedom of religion, and every other right guaranteed us in our Bill of Rights–by overzealously guarding our right to keep and bear arms, and leaving every other right wide open to infringement–what good will our right to keep and bear arms be to us?

Likewise, our federal government is as potentially dangerous to every right guaranteed us in our Bill of Rights as our state and local governments are.

But if we lose our right to freedom of speech, our right to freedom of religion, and every other right guaranteed us in our Bill of Rights–by overzealously guarding against infringement of these rights by our federal government, and leaving them wide open to infringement by our state and local governments–what difference will it make?

DOESN’T ANYONE ELSE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS?

“‘I understand the flags are down, but I want to make it permanent,’ said Escambia County Democratic Women’s Club president Dianne Krumel.  ‘I don’t want any chance of those flags going back up.'”

Pensacola News Journal, June 26, 2015

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2015/06/25/city-pensacola-remove-confederate-flag/29284051/

The Confederate Battle Flag was replaced with the First Confederate Flag, in the displays of the Five Flags of Pensacola’s history and heritage in 2000–two years after I moved here, from Mobile, Alabama.

The Confederate Battle Flag was designed by the Confederate States of America in 1861, to replace the First Confederate Flag in the battlefield–because the First Confederate Flag so resembled the United States Flag that it caused confusion among both Confederate and Union troops, thereby friendly fire on both sides.

The Confederate Battle Flag was never a symbol of racism, or even rebellion.  It was simply a flag designed exclusively for the battlefield to indicate the parameters of the Confederate presence.

But because the Confederate Battle Flag was taken on by segregationists and White supremacists to represent their interests a century after it was designed, it became associated with segregationists and White supremacists, in the minds of their victims.  And in using the Confederate Battle Flag to represent their interests, these segregationists and White supremacists–who never represented the majority of White Americans–did this flag a great disservice.

Nevertheless, it was unavoidable that those who had been victimized by segregationists and White supremacists might take offense at the Confederate Battle Flag–the damage had already been done.

And this was why the Confederate Battle Flag was replaced with the First Confederate Flag, in the displays of the Five Flags of Pensacola’s history and heritage in 2000.  It was a way of showing consideration for victims of segregationists and White supremacists, while maintaining representation of the Confederate States of America as one of the five nations under which Pensacola, Florida, had lived and thrived.  It was also more historically accurate, since the Confederate Battle Flag was never the official flag of the Confederate States of America–it was designed for battlefield use only.

When the mindless, misplaced rage against the Confederate Battle Flag erupted–as an insane reaction to the mindless, misplaced rage of a mass shooter last year–I truly hoped that this mindless, misplaced rage would not affect Pensacola, Florida.  Because the Confederate Battle Flag had been replaced with the First Confederate Flag fifteen years before, in the displays of the Five Flags of Pensacola’s history and heritage.  I had felt then–as I still feel–that this was a reasonable solution to the Battle Flag controversy–and that this was enough.

Then Pensacola’s mayor, Ashton Hayward, ordered even the First Confederate Flag removed from the Five Flags displays last year.  He did this with no consideration for the feelings of his constituents–he just imposed this local-government censorship on all Pensacolians, without asking them anything.  And though Ashton Hayward was not my mayor–because I lived outside the city limits–I had heard nothing but negative comments about this mayor from people who did reside in the city.  And now I understood why.

What a presumptuous bastard this mayor, Ashton Hayward, was–and still is.

Still, it was up to the Escambia County Commission to make the final decision.

As mentioned in a previous post, the group of contrarian control-freaks that descended upon the County Commission was very small–and almost exclusively White.  These bastards didn’t care about the feelings of Escambia County residents of any race or ethnicity.  They only cared about themselves–they were just social misfits on a power-trip.

I mentioned, in a previous post, how these bastards condescended to one Black man, as if they–mostly White–were just doing him a big favor.  I wasn’t mistaken about their condescending, bigoted attitude.  But I was mistaken about the identity of this man.  He was actually County Commissioner Lumon May–and they were applauding because he apparently reassured them that they would have their way.

Yet this group of losers was led by one ugly, obnoxious person–someone I had never met, still have never met, and hope I never have the displeasure of meeting–Dianne Krumel.

Dianne Krumel is a Democrat–and the little band of little-tin-gods she led before the Escambia County Commission was probably comprised exclusively of Democrats.

Ordinarily, this would be irrelevant.  But this cultural genocide of the American South is far from ordinary.  It is a ploy by the Republican Party to distract Americans’ attention from the only political issue relevant to the Charleston shooting at all–gun regulation.  It was begun by Republican Governor Nikki Haley–and is being continued by Republican governors, county commissioners, and mayors all over the American South.  Yet these anti-Southerners–these White bigots who hate the South because they know nothing about it, and who are driven by mindless regional prejudice–are Democrats.  And they’ve been around for generations–there is nothing new about them.

What is new–as I’ve mentioned before–is this kowtowing to these regional bigots by Republican state and local politicians.  Yes–just as some of these regional bigots are Republicans–some of these state and local politicians are Democrats. But the vast majority of them are Republicans.

And this trend of targeting red herrings representative of the rights guaranteed all of us Americans in our Bill of Rights–first the Confederate Flag, which is representative of our right to freedom of speech, then Islam and Muslims, which are representative of our right to freedom of religion–so that any issue surrounding our right to keep and bear arms can be completely avoided–is exemplified right here in Pensacola, Florida.

“I understand the flags are down, but I want to make it permanent.  I don’t want any chance of those flags going back up.”

The entire Commission of Escambia County, Florida, caved in to this one demand by one person–a Democrat who is not only White but almost certainly a Jew–and resolved never again to fly any design of any flag representing the Confederate States of America.

One person brought the entire Commission of Escambia County, Florida, to its knees–where it still remains.

I am not even from Pensacola, originally–yet I seem to be the only Pensacolian who is even questioning this.

Doesn’t anyone else have a problem with this?

CHANGE FOR THE BETTER, FOR A CHANGE

When everything changes for the worse, and nothing changes for the better, the end has begun.

This climate change is the only thing we humans cannot change.

The other three developments:

Exponentially-increasing overpopulation,

Economic globalization,

And especially Digital-Age technology,

These three things we can change.

When nothing changes for the better, how can we be optimistic?

When nothing changes for the better, how can we be hopeful?

If the American people wised up, and elected a truly independent president–the first since George Washington–that would be a change for the better.

If the American people stopped their federal government’s support of the Zionist State (“Israel”)–that would be a change for the better.

If the American people had their federal government make laws to stop U.S. corporations from outsourcing American jobs to foreign countries–that would be a change for the better.

If the American people had their federal government cede most of its land to Native Americans of all tribes–that would be a change for the better.

If the American people had their state governments pass laws absolutely prohibiting any mobile-device usage while driving–that would be a change for the better.

If the American people in the Southern United States stopped their state and local governments’ cultural genocide against the Southern United States–that would be a change for the better.

If the American people had their federal government overturn Roe v. Wade–the Supreme Court ruling that has been responsible for the unnecessary deaths of millions of unborn human beings–and started using contraception religiously, instead–that would be a change for the better.

If the American people had their federal government overturn the recent Supreme Court decision forcing a redefinition of marriage on the entire nation–because it is a violation of states’ voters’ rights–that would be a change for the better.

If the American people stopped blindly trusting their press–and started holding it accountable for its dishonesty, divisiveness, and sensationalism–that would be a change for the better.

And if this whole Digital-Age system–the Internet and the cellular technology that goes with it–collapsed under its own weight–that would most definitely be a change for the better.

How about change for the better, for a change?

MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY

“And so if we’re serious about freedom of religion–and I’m speaking now to my fellow Christians who remain the majority in this country–we have to understand an attack on one faith is attack on all our faiths.”

President Obama, at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, February 3, 2016

FROM THEIR PERSPECTIVE

[This was originally posted August 16, 2015]

The following is an excerpt from a draft of a family history written by my father:

     Back to Great Grandpa Mark Mayo.  I’ve enclosed some information about his war years–the history of Grandpa Mark’s unit, Company “E”, the roster of the men, and a brief summary of their engagements.  In November of 1864, Company “E” had some men captured at Pine Barren, Florida (about 25 miles north of Pensacola), and they were held as prisoners of war until the war ended. Most of the 15th Cavalry Regiment’s engagements were in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana but as stated in the record, Company “E” was detached for special assignments for months at a time throughout the war as cavalry support for other outfits or for scouting enemy units.  Enclosed is a newspaper article from the Mobile paper about the battle of Eliska, Alabama, which was the last battle Grandpa Mark was in.  On his pension form, he told about his last battle around Claiborne, Alabama, which took place at the community of Eliska. As the information I’ve enclosed states, about 400 regular Confederate cavalry troops of the 15th Cavalry Regiment were sent to Eliska to help the local militia and some local people repel what was thought to be not too large a force of Union troops heading their way.  Grandpa Mark’s and Uncle Frederick’s Company “E” was one of the companies that went.  They ran into from 4,000 to 6,500 of some of the best equipped troops in the Union Army under General Steele, who were commanded in the field by General Lucas.  The Confederate troops were completely defeated.  The local people up there call it Lucas’ Raid.  A few days later General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General U.S. Grant at Appomattox, which effectively ended the Civil War.  Grandpa Mark and his brother were barely able to get away from Eliska alive.  After the South surrendered, Grandpa Mark took the oath of allegiance to the United States of America at Milton, Florida as was required of all Confederate veterans.  I don’t know where his brother, Frederick, and the McCurdy brothers took their oath–maybe the same place.

     I might mention that after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox, just a couple hours later there was one more great battle raging farther South, which would be the last major engagement of the Civil War.  It was at Blakely, Alabama–a town across the river from Mobile where Confederate troops were guarding the eastern approach to Mobile.  Sixteen thousand Union troops completely overwhelmed the Confederate troops at Blakely.  The Confederate troops at Blakely were made up of regulars, and many old men and young boys. Many of the Confederate troops drowned while trying to swim in the river to escape the overwhelming force of Union troops.

     After the Civil War, Grandpa Mark drove a stagecoach for a while.  In 1880 Grandpa Mark and Aunt Mercy Jane’s husband, my Great-Great Uncle Francis Marian McCurdy, went into the timber business together in Escambia County, Florida.  Great-Grandpa Mark had married Margaret Angeline Jernigan in 1867. Great-Grandma Angeline was born in Santa Rosa County in 1843.

What did the Confederate Flag mean to Confederate troops?  Same things the Union Flag meant to Union troops: home, security, and survival.

My great-great grandfather Mark Mayo, my great-great grandfather Francis Marian McCurdy, and my great-great-great uncle Frederick Mayo were Confederate soldiers in the War between the Confederate States of America and the United States of America.

Like most Confederate soldiers, these three young men were not a part of the slave-owning aristocracy that had supported secession from the United States–their families had no say in that.  And like most Confederate soldiers, these three young men did not fight in the interest of slavery–or even for the cause of states’ rights.  They simply fought to protect their homes and families from an overwhelmingly powerful, invading army.

FROM MY PERSPECTIVE

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The confederate flag waves from top of pup tent of SFC Eugene L. Bursi, of Memphis , Tenn., an artilleryman with the 136th Field Artillery Battalion U.S. Eighth Army, in Korea on April 27, 1951. (AP Photo)

The confederate flag waves from top of pup tent of SFC Eugene L. Bursi, of Memphis , Tenn., an artilleryman with the 136th Field Artillery Battalion U.S. Eighth Army, in Korea on April 27, 1951. (AP Photo)

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Amazing, isn’t it?

These are just a few photographs of U.S. troops carrying the Confederate Battle Flag into battle in the Second World War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

As aforementioned, my great-great-grandfather Mark Mayo, my great-great-grandfather Francis Marian McCurdy, and my great-great-great-uncle Frederick Mayo were Confederate veterans.

And as aforementioned, their families were not a part of the ten percent of White Southerners who owned slaves–the aristocracy.  Their families were a part of the ninety percent of White Southerners who were lower-middle-class at most and dirt-poor at least.  They didn’t fight in the interest of slavery, or for the cause of states’ rights.  They fought simply to defend their homes and families from an overwhelmingly powerful Union army.

And at the end of the war, they swore allegiance to the United States–as all Confederate veterans were required to do.

My great-uncle Lloyd was a World War II veteran.  He was from Ohio–as my paternal grandmother’s family was.  These ancestors of mine were Northerners–I still have relatives there in Ohio.  It is quite possible that some of my Northern ancestors were Union veterans.  And that would be okay with me.

And my father–his late father the descendant of the Confederate veterans–is a Korean War veteran.

Before I purchased the First Confederate Flag shown in a previous post, I was told that more would probably be available in the future–but none made in the U.S.A. Because all U.S. companies ceased making them, as a part of the corporate retail censorship.  So I insisted on getting two First Confederate Flags immediately–because I wanted to have at least one of these that was made in the United States.  I only regret that I didn’t get more than two.  It was very important to me that these First Flags of the Confederate States of America were made in the United States of America.

Why?

Because my country was the United States of America.

I have no wish to resurrect the Confederate States of America–it was defeated by the United States of America 150 years ago.  But it is because I love my country, the United States of America, that I do whatever I can to stop–or at least resist–this state-and-local-government censorship of every emblem of the Confederate States of America and state-and-local-government destruction of every remnant of the Confederate States of America.

This cultural genocide of the Southern United States–this assault on the history, heritage, and culture of an entire region of the United States–is destructive to the United States itself.

There is no way in hell that this is not a Republican ploy to distract the American public from the issue of gun regulation.  Nikki Haley, the Republican governor of South Carolina, started this cultural assault on the American South–and Republican governors, county commissioners, and mayors all over the American South have taken it to the point of cultural genocide.  Some of these politicians are Democrats.  But most of them are Republicans.  They began censoring Confederate flags in Columbia, South Carolina–and all Confederate flags have been censored everywhere else.  Now they’ve begun destroying Confederate memorials in New Orleans, Louisiana–and all Confederate memorials will be destroyed everywhere else.  And they will eventually destroy all Confederate cemeteries, as well as individual Confederate veterans’ graves.

Unless my fellow Southerners start resisting this–start standing with me, against this insanity.

This is not what my country–the United States of America–is about.

As aforementioned, I support those who display the Confederate Battle Flag from their vehicles and homes–in protest of this cultural genocide.

But the issue here, in Greater Pensacola, Florida, is that of the First Confederate Flag.

The Confederate Battle Flag was replaced with the First Confederate Flag in the Five Flags displays here in 2000.  And that was a reasonable change.  But removing the First Confederate Flag from these same historical displays last year was not a reasonable change at all.  And replacing the First Confederate Flag with the State Flag of Florida is not only unreasonable–it’s downright ridiculous.

I actually feel that removing the Confederate Battle Flag from the State Capitol Building in Columbia, South Carolina was the right thing to do.  Because no flag should fly above any state capitol except that state’s flag and the current federal government’s flag (the Flag of the United States, in this case).  But that should have been done many years before–it shouldn’t have taken some misplaced hysteria regarding a mass shooting to prompt that action.  And last year, it should have stopped there.  The removal of the Confederate Flag should not have expanded beyond the State Capitol Building in Columbia, South Carolina–and into historical displays and Confederate memorials all over the American South, as it has.

It’s ironic that this cultural genocide is being committed by Southern politicians against their Southern constituents–especially because Southern Americans are generally the proudest Americans of all.

It’s just a fact–the most fervent supporters of the United States of America are those Americans who live in what was, at one time, the Confederate States of America.

The American South is the most patriotic region of America.

The American South is also the most Republican region of America.

And this is how the Republican Party repays its loyal Southern base–by committing cultural genocide against its Southern base through Republican governors, county commissioners, and mayors.

In the photographs displayed in this post, one can see Southern American soldiers proudly representing the United States of America with the Battle Flag of the bygone Confederate States of America.

I cannot speak for my fellow Southerners (though I wish to God they would speak up for themselves, in resistance to this cultural genocide).  But it is because I support the United States of America that I oppose this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America.

To censor a nation’s history is to censor that nation itself.

And to assault a culture within a nation is to assault that nation itself.

ONE CANNOT FOLLOW JESUS AND SUPPORT THE ZIONIST STATE

“It’s not just a culture war, it’s political, demographic and social at the same time,” said Nahum Barnea, one of Israel’s most influential columnists.  “The core of the struggle is: Who is the dedicated elite, who are the legitimate heirs to the Zionist movement that built the state?”

From: In Israel, Culture Wars Shift to Realm of Art And Funding Decisions

The New York Times, Saturday, January 30, 2016

“Zionist movement that built the state”

What is Barnea talking about–what was the Zionist movement?

It was the movement that was responsible for the establishment of the atrocity that is the Zionist State.

“The Israel Lobby in the U.S. is just the tip of an older and far larger iceberg known as ‘political Zionism,’ an international movement that began in the late 1800’s with the goal of creating a Jewish state somewhere in the world.  In 1897 this movement, led by a European journalist named Theodor Herzl, coalesced in the First Zionist Congress, held in Basel, Switzerland, which established the World Zionist Organization, representing 117 groups the first year; 900 the next.

“While Zionists considered such places as Argentina, Uganda, the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, and Texas, they eventually settled on Palestine for the location of their proposed Jewish State, even though Palestine was already inhabited by a population that was 93-96 percent non-Jewish.  The best analysis says the population was 96 percent Muslims and Christians, who owned 99 percent of the land.”

AGAINST OUR BETTER JUDGMENT: The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel

by Alison Weir

First two paragraphs of Chapter 2: THE BEGINNINGS

The reason Zionist Christians outnumber Zionist Jews is that Zionist Jews control every industry of the mass media in the United States.  Zionist Jews control the motion picture industry, the television industry, the recording industry, the newspaper industry, the advertising industry, the radio industry–and the publishing industry.

This is why Alison Weir–a woman of tremendous courage and character–was only able to publish this highly well-documented book, Against Our Better Judgment, independently.  The Zionist Jews who control the publishing industry in the United States wouldn’t dare print this book.

Zionist Jews control every industry of the mass media in the United States–and they have been doing so for at least seventy years.  They maintain control of the U.S. mass media by reverse discrimination–hiring only Zionist Jews to keep the top positions in every industry of the mass media in the United States.

Not all Jews in the United States are a part of this Zionist elite that controls the mass media of the United States, thus the United States itself.  Not even most Jews in the United States are a part of this Zionist elite.

But it is because of the Zionist Jews who control every industry of the mass media in the United States that Zionist Christians outnumber Zionist Jews.  The predominantly-Christian U.S. population only sees the Zionist (Israeli) side of the “Arab-Israeli conflict” in Occupied Palestine.  This is the only side the Zionist Jews will allow the U.S. population to see.

Every industry of the mass media of the United States–especially television–is scattered, smothered, and covered with content about the Nazi German regime. But never–absolutely never–is there any content about the history of the modern state of Israel–the Zionist State.

The Zionist Jews who control every industry of the mass media in the United States will go out of their way to tell us everything about the atrocities committed against Jews by the Nazi German regime–over and over again.  But not once do these same Zionist Jews tell us anything about the ongoing atrocities committed against Palestinian Arabs by the Zionist Jew regime.

Of course, some things they can’t hide–like the genocidal slaughter of up to three thousand men, women, and children in Gaza in 2014 by the Israeli military.  But even these atrocities they justify with any lies, half-truths, and bits of false logic they can come up with.

The fact is that there is essentially no difference between the Zionist Jews of today and the Nazi Germans of yesterday.  Their ideology is the same–that they are of the superior race (“God’s Chosen People”).  And their agenda is the same–to control as much of the world as possible.  Even the way these Zionist Jews brutally subjugate Palestinian Arabs is exactly the same way the Nazi Germans brutally subjugated European Jews.

But the Nazi German regime was defeated in 1945–while the Zionist Jew regime continues its atrocities–as it has been since 1948.

And the U.S. Government–our government–is the primary supporter of this Zionist Jew regime, the modern state of Israel.  And it will continue to support it, as long as we remain silent–and especially as long as so many Christians in the United States support it, not even understanding what they’re supporting.

All Palestinian Arabs who dare resist this ongoing occupation of their land, and subjugation of their people by Zionist Jews are automatically labeled “terrorists” by these same Zionist Jews.  And anyone who condemns this ongoing atrocity is automatically labeled “anti-Semitic”.  This is especially diabolical.  Because the term, “anti-Semitism” has always been a misnomer.  Interesting that the word dates back to 1882–about the time the Zionist movement was begun.  “Anti-Semitism” is defined (by Merriam-Webster) as “hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group.”

The reason “anti-Semitism” is a misnomer, and always has been, is that it only applies to hostility toward or discrimation against Jews.  Jews are not an ethnicity, in themselves.  The Semitic ethnicity includes Jews and Arabs.  That’s right–both Jews and Arabs comprise the Semitic ethnicity, which originated in the Arabian Peninsula many thousands of years ago.  But the Zionist Jews never tell us this. They so carelessly use the word “anti-Semitism” to condemn anyone who speaks out against their misdeeds–yet never dare admit that the Arabs they are subjugating and slaughtering in Occupied Palestine–and have been subjugating and slaughtering since 1948–are of the same ethnicity as they.

Yet many Jews do not consider the Judaism that is the state religion of Israel to be true to the teachings of the Torah.  And as mentioned in a previous post–I have the utmost regard for these Jews.  They are ostracized by the Zionist Jews, of course.  But they don’t let this stop them from telling the U.S. population–brainwashed by the Zionist-Jew-controlled mass media–the truth about the Zionist State.

In short, many Jews maintain that one cannot truly follow the most sacred teachings of Judaism–those of the Torah–and support the modern state of Israel.

Likewise, Christians cannot truly follow the most sacred teachings of Christianity–those of Jesus, as presented in the Gospels–and support the modern state of Israel.

Because–just as everything the Zionist State stands for arguably stands against the teachings of the Torah–everything the Zionist State stands for definitely stands against the teachings of Jesus.

And this is why Zionist Christians are misguided, to say the least.

One cannot reconcile the godly teachings of Jesus with the ungodly policies of the Zionist State–the modern state of Israel.

One cannot follow Jesus and support the Zionist State.

WHOSE HOLOCAUST?

In today’s edition of The New York Times, the top story should be this:

After Arrests and a Death, an Oregon Siege Takes On a Dark Feel

But it’s not.

Instead, the top story is this:

Letter Reveals Plea for Mercy By Eichmann

Above this top story, there is a very large photograph with the caption:

Survivors observed the 71st anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation Wednesday, the same day Adolf Eichmann’s letter was released.

The top story reads, in part:

The letter, handwritten by Eichmann in German, and other original documents from the case, were made public for the first time on Wednesday by Israel’s current president, Reuven Rivlin, during an event to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day…

International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed, all over the world, on January 27 of each year.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is the only international remembrance day set aside for remembrance of the victims of any holocaust in world history.

Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning, among other things:

a thorough destruction involving extensive loss of life esp. through fire

and

a mass slaughter of people; esp : GENOCIDE

There have been numerous holocausts, throughout world history.

Yet International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed only for the remembrance of the Jewish victims of Adolph Hitler’s Nazi German regime.

There is no international holocaust remembrance day for the countless victims of the genocide of Native Americans committed by the United States Government under numerous U.S. presidents, especially Andrew Jackson.

There is no international holocaust remembrance day for the countless victims of Joseph Stalin’s Soviet regime.

There is no international holocaust remembrance day for the countless victims of Imperial Japanese troops under Hirohito.

There is no international holocaust remembrance day for the countless victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S. Government under Harry S. Truman.

There is no international holocaust remembrance day for the countless victims of the Dresden firebombings by the U.K. under Winston Churchill and the U.S. under Harry S. Truman.

There is no international holocaust remembrance day for the countless victims of Papa Doc Duvalier’s regime in Haiti.

There is no international holocaust remembrance day for the countless victims of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia.

There is no international holocaust remembrance day for the countless victims of Bosnian Serb forces under Slobodan Milosevic and others.

And of course there is no international holocaust remembrance day for the victims of the genocide of Palestinian Arabs by the Zionist State under Benjamin Netanyahu and all other Israeli prime ministers before him–because it is still going on, as it has been going on since 1948.

But the Zionist Jews certainly do know how to use an international holocaust remembrance day set aside exclusively for Jews to justify their genocide of Palestinian Arabs, don’t they?


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