Wednesday, January 20, 2016

List to be entered


1. Psychological analysis as a weapon

2. The creates threat to Israel - the war between the Jews

3. Who really controls Israel?

4. The cost of winging it

5. Assumptions about Israel : Reality or Myth

6. The UN vote for partition, Miracle or agenda?

7. The Oslo perpetual war agreement

8. Campus fascism and the Jews

9. Hate crimes against Jews

10. Jewish charities.Where does all the money go?

11. The amazing versatility of anti-semitism

12. "I identify as Palestinian" The new campus meme

13. Are todays Universities worth saving

14.  Israel as a world power

15.  Why Islam today is incompatible with co-existence

16. Who is responsible? myth of the far left

17 Alternatives to  two state solution

18. What Israel can learn from Palestinian PR

19. The problem with Hasbara

20. Becoming Jewish: What pod we opened the floodgates

21. Islam behind the scenes

22. The myth if the far left

23. The advantage of Tyrants

24. Voluntary dhimis

25. Missed opportunities

26. Israel's income gap

27. A socialist medical ,model that works

28. Does Israel need the U.S.?

29. The Myth of the special relationship

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Stop Kvetching and Do Something Already

Jews are in danger everywhere and. It's time to use our best weapon the Yiddishe mama play nice

         
Stop Kvetching and do  something already*

I know, You didn’t invite me but I have a responsibility as a mother and I only visit when you need me.. I've been hearing a lot of scared unhappy people. There are too many funerals  people are afraid in the streets and children have nightmares Now look at yourself in the mirror.  Take a good look, Do you see somebody who is giving up? If you don’t look again. You pretend there are no tunnels, that people aren’t getting killed and wounded all the time, that enemies aren’t gathering on all sides of your border. that there is no emergency, 

NO emergency?  Goyim are killing Jews, children, mothers, It’s getting worse. And what are you doing? Worrying because  goyim don’t like you. Figuring out ways to make them happy. Maybe they’re right , and  you aren’t nice enough, have no manners, are too stubborn  or look too Jewish, Maybe you should try to explain it again and this time they’ll understand.

Have you been doing the wrong for so  long. you forgot how to stand on your own too feet. I’m going to remind you  Yes me, your mother and DO NOT underestimate me or ever forget that I  come from a long line of Yiddishe [Jewish] mamas, whose skills at nudging  [ pestering], being yentas [ a particular form of gossiper that accumulates valuable information]and unearthing every last nano-drop of guilt from a subconscious has been refined into an art form and a lethal weapon over thousands of years.

Mess with my family, and I will pester you wherever you are, spread rumors about you, find your weaknesses and use them to drive you crazy. People don’t think of me that way. They see a nice  old woman harmless just as I want them to,  clueless, and depending on the situation  maybe dense, a little off, offended, wounded, irritating, sobbing, but. eventually, they  get the point. It’s much easier to give me what I want , than to suffer my eternal presence. 
Keep all of this in your thick head while you  look at this  picture of this Israeli President smiling at a goy  who insulted him and all of Israel.   Shimon is smiling. A ‘sherpa and a shandah’.[an embarrassment]  Fe! [disgusting]    Did I raise you to be a shmendrik ???? [hapless jerk]?  Who smiles at people that insult them?

Don’t you ever ever close your ears to  bad things about Israel,  You make me proud. Get out there first and tell the entire goyishe [nonjewish and no friend of Jews p not a member of the fold] world who you really are and how they should talk to you.  Keep doing this again and again whether or not it looks likes it working.  Listen to your mother: Nudging works and even shmendriks  [hapless jerks] like you can do it. So do it, or you’ll never taste  a bowl of my chicken soup with kreplach [Jewish wontons, a specialty and labor of love] again,

Did I teach you nothing about how to manipulate people? about how to make them see that life is so much better when they do things your way?   Those meshugenes [nutty, crazy} that blow themselves up for a few pretty girls and daven pray to some fakakta ]messed up] poor excuse for a god that tells them to cut peoples’ heads off are doing it better than you. Why aren’t you using what you know? That disgusting Abbas is doing a better job  may he fall into a deep dark hole and never com out ,, poo poo poo. [.[superstition Russian and Greek and Jewish where thios said three times accompanied by spitting on the floor to ward off evil eye]

You live in a dangerous neighborhood, If those chayes [animals] in your neighborhood even try to touch the hair on a Jewish child, you put them in jail. NO being nice. Nice is for other Jews or good goyim. Who told you you should be nice to Nazis? or Cossacks or anybody who want to kill you? Weak idiots do that. and you are going to stop acting like a weak idiot this second.

 [No more kvetching [complaining]  no more explaining.  These goyim don’t care and don’t listen  but they do smell weakness like a chaser (pig)  smells garbage. Go! Treat them like the garbage they are.  Don’t disappoint your poor weak mother, or all yiddishe mamas in this fashtunkene [bad smelling] world

 Stand up straight! You have nothing to be ashamed of. You  built  a country that  from nothing -  cities, companies, industries. People are jealous. I’m proud of you. Now go out there and get me some real Nachis. Show them what a yiddishe Jewish cup [head, brains, smarts] can do  Do back to them what they did to you a thousand times over. Don't wait for them to start. You do it first and make it hurt.  Do what I would do,  Make them feel guilty. Shame them, insult them, confuse them, surprise them, overwhelm them, without a break until  they are  irreversibly fablunget confused and afraid of you 

It’s hard?  Of course it’s hard. Was surviving for thousands of years easy? Was wandering from country to country  easy? Was getting our own country back easy? The whole world can do what's easy without our help. God put us on this earth to do the hard things, the impossible things, the things that everybody knows are impossible.  Cross the words can’t and impossible out of your thick head.
You built a country from nothing. This you can also do. and you will.

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* This is the ashkenazic version as that is the one I know. but I am sure there is a sephardic version. Should anybody know what it might be please let me know


Monday, February 16, 2015

Lessons from Israeli History


Trading Land for Peace - Sinai















  Israel captured Sinai in the six day War [1967] that began after an Egypt, Syria, and Jordan joined to fight Israel, and blocked Israel's use of the use of Gulf of Aqaba. Menachem Begin, agreed to return Sinai to Egypt and withdrew in stages over a three year period in an agreement brokered by President Carter.

  Why did Begin return Sinai? After considering the pros and cons he concluded that
returning Sinai to Egypt was on balance a bad idea for Israel, but returned Sinai despite this, thinking this would lead to a closer relationship with President Carter.

  Carter's actions statements since indicate that this was not possible.

  Does buying 'friendship' work, in international politics? When does it work, When not? Consider

         -  What is the difference between negotiations that resolve a conflict and
            'buying friendship.'?

         -  How do future expectations change after a country makes concessions

       





Monday, December 29, 2014

Rewriting the Past: Churchill and Islam



Dominated by political correctness, the media is determined to present Islam in a positive light. Today’s UPI article claims that Winston Churchill was attracted to Islam that he considered conversion. and that if not for the intervention of his family, he may very well have. Since UPI is  a major news wire,  it is not surprising that the story was featured in newspapers from Great Britain,  Sweden, Holland, the U.S, Middle East Forum, Russia,  India, the Middle east South America, and even the Jerusalem Post.

Churchill's purported love affair with Islam is based on a letter to Churchill from  Lady Gwendolyn, Churchill’s  future sister in in law, found recently, in which she expressed concern about his attraction to Islam and expressed her concern that he might convert.  Churchill appears to have had an interest in the culture of the middle east but deplored Islam. After serving in the British army until 1897, he returned to England and wrote memoirs of his experiences in which he expressed his opinions about Islam in no uncertain terms. Unfortunately Churchill’s views are relevant today. His writing needs no paraphrasing.  Here are his opinions in his own words

The Effect of Islam on its followers

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries [devotees] Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia [rabies] in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident [short-sited] habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. ...Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde[backwards] force exists in the world”

Enslavement of women

“The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”

The Danger to the West

“Far from being moribund [pointless], Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity were sheltered in the strong arms of science – the science against which it had vainly struggled – the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

Contrast between Islam and Christianity

“It is, difficult if not impossible for the modern European to fully appreciate the force which fanaticism exercises among an ignorant, warlike and Oriental population.... Christianity, however degraded and distorted by cruelty and intolerance, exerts a modifying influence on men's passions, and protect them from the more violent forms of fanatical fever, as we are protected from smallpox by vaccination. But the Mohammedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness.”

Religion and war

“In a moment the fruits of patient toil, the prospects of material prosperity, the fear of death itself, are flung aside. The more emotional Pathans are powerless to resist. All rational considerations are forgotten. Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis--as dangerous and as sensible as mad dogs: fit only to be treated as such. While the more generous spirits among the tribesmen become convulsed in an ecstasy of religious bloodthirstiness, poorer and more material souls derive additional impulses from the influence of others, the hopes of plunder and the joy of fighting. Thus whole nations are roused to arms. Thus the Turks repel their enemies, the Arabs of the Soudan break the British squares, and the rising on the Indian frontier spreads far and wide. In each case civilization is confronted with militant Mahommedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace. Luckily the religion of peace is usually the better armed.”

A warning

These words written by Churchill over 100 years ago warn us of the dangers the world would face were if Muslims became armed to the degree that others are.  The west, would never be as single-mindedly  dedicated to war, never reach the altered state that Islam provokes. Many people know that Churchill was the first to see the dangers of Naziism and Stalinism  But how many people would have guessed he also warned us of the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism?

Political Arrest in Britain
Paul Weston , chairman of the Liberty Party was arrested this year [4/26/2014]b for the crime of quoting what Winston Churchill,said in 1899 about  Islam:  No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.” A British political candidate running for elections was arrested in mid-speech simply for publicly for  quoting a former Prime Minister.  Orwellian in its attempt to rewrite the past  by erasing a statement that does not fit today's narrative about Islam.  The UPI ‘news’ publicizing Churchill’s love affair with Islam is of the same genre. It exaggerates a number of events and ignores the majority of information on the subject.
When reading ‘news’ especially news that did not occur the day it was written,  caveat emptor,  I was fortunate as I learned this in sixth grade when my social studies teacher asked this question : How can you tell the New York Times is biased? None of us knew, Look in the box on the front page. “All the news that’s fit to print” I read as I heard her say. Who decides?
A critical mind protects against baseless extremism. Unfortunately, there are fewer teachers who encourage this today

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Is Israel to Moral to Win?


I wrote this in response to an article in Times of Israel by Gabriel Weber who is a youth worker for LJY- Netzer the youth movement of Liberal Judaism. His article “Self Defense shouldn’t be fun” was a critique of Israeli soldiers who were happy rather than heartbroken at the death of our enemies.

Gabriel Webber  is convinced that according to Judaism we should never hate our enemies and that  he has the right and obligation to tell Jews not only how they should act but what they should think and how they should feel.  This summer he was a youth leader teaching another group of kids the same.

This is not Judaism. It is rose colored delusional thinking  of those who have redefined what was once Judaism into a soppy, naive, religion that would have us holding hands and singing Kumbaya and then our new national anthem which would be “All you need is love.”  If this were our creed , we would be long  gone.

Jewish leftists typically choose only what they believe is the “ethical part of Judaism” Gabriel Weber uses the custom of removing  not drinking some wine on passover as described in the Talmud as a case in point. However,   one out of context quote does not a Talmudic scholar make. The Talmud tells us we are not permitted to stand by while Jews die as Jews died in Protective edge because IDF’s in agreement with Gabriel Webber’s values. The IDF regularly aborts missions when Palestinian civilians are present. In protective edge ground soldiers requested cover for but did not get it because Palestinian prisoners were present.

Judaism teaches us about balance in life. There is a time for war and a time for peace, a time for love and also a time for hate. Wars are not won by people who are in a constant state of empathy with their enemies. Israel put this misplaced need for moral superiority first and gave up the element of surprise in Protective Edge by broadcasting what they were going to do to Palestinians in Gaza and by treating every Gazan not dressed as a terrorist as an innocent civilian, ignoring the reality of both collaborators and plain clothes terrorists.

War is the time to hate and to lust for the complete annihilation of an enemy that will destroy you. “Harden your heart”, God told Joshua before he went to war.
“Regarding he who comes to kill you, get there earlier and kill him.”

Judaism is not psychology. It teaches us there is good and evil and that irreparable evil must be completely destroyed
“ Blot our any memory of Amalek.” One does not accomplish this by sadness , self control and being regretful or heartbroken. The reason we do not go to war on a whim is because war is a horrible, revolting, disgusting thing. BUT when we do fight and  when we do send our sons and daughters to fight we have no obligation to carry a burden of guilt and regret, That is a recipe for failure.
In such times empathy and love are for our soldiers, our kids, our injured. Those who killed them deserve painful deaths.

I pity any person who is heartbroken at the few Muslims killed in the current Intifada. Save your tears for the three month old baby, for the three Rabbis whose tefillin and siddurim were blood soaked, for the young woman killed at a bus station and for the deaths you do not know about because the Israeli press like Gabriel Webber is more focused on the bad things we are doing to our enemies. Thank our God that those who prayed at the synagogue in Jerusalem where Rabbis were killed, orthodox men uncontaminated by the western weakling mentality, did what any sane person should do after such an incident They bought guns

. Some years ago, two young Jewish boys Muslims stoned to two young boys to death in a cave near an Arab village. The press never reported it. Do you think what those “F***cking Muslims did does not P***ss me off.  If I could manage to kill one of them, I would take pleasure in it. 

Next week we will celebrate Chanukah.  Had Gabriel Webber lived then , he would have blamed Matityahu and his sons for taking pleasure when they decimated the people who tried to turn our holiest place on earth into a pigsty. 

Mr. Weber’s perspectives matches those of the so called Centrist/lefts in Israel who, despite all evidence to the contrary, will continue to believe fury against one’s enemies is never appropriate and that the only justified wars are in self defense.

There is a way to end the status quo of fighting the same war again and again. Rather than aiming for a few years of peace before the next war, destroying infrastructure, tunnels, ammunition, we must commit ourselves to win and I quite Mt Weber “:belligerently go get ‘em.” We have to be willing to fight offensive wars, to surprise the enemy, to kill= civilians, and let go of the moral obsessions and fear of being violent that thousands of years of statelessness have taught us.

The Passover custom of removing ten drops from our first cup of wine has nothing to do with attitudes Jews should have when going to fight wars. We do not SPILL wine as Gabriel Webber says. We remove ten drops from the first of four cups. How many drops are there in four cups? Nor much sadness for the Egyptians in the Haggadah. In the Haggadah the Jews were not fighting, they were watching Good’s miracle.  A few pages later in the Haggadah we read about  a contest between Rabbis about who could use the words in a phrase describing the plagues to justify the most harm to the Egyptians.

We will survive this challenge to Israel as we have survived all manner of horrors until now. As for self righteous, liberal Jews who know how all of us should behave, the sooner they assimilate, the sooner we will win our war and have our peace.