Jewish supremacist: Burning churches legitimate under Jewish law

Anyone who reads this blog, even if that is not many of you, will know that I am not really into churches, synogogues, mosques, and such things. Still, well aware of the road we are on, if we don’t sort of adopt a “live and let live” attitude to these things, I might have been a little bit shocked when I read about Bentzi Gophstein,who has been described as a “Jewish supremacist”, saying that he supports the burning of churches.

Might have been shocked, but while my thoughts of Heinrich Heine’s Dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen. (It is there, where they burn books, that eventually they burn people) were accompanied with visions of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, Majdanek, and the other Nazi death camps, I was hardly surprised.

After all,  while Bentzi Gophstein and  Rudolf Höß, the ‘Mad Jack Teitels’ and the Zwei Millionen ham’ma erledigt (We got rid of two million) Odilo Globocniks, represent the sort of slightly madder hatters, what do we really expect in a supremacist state like the oxymoronic “Jewish Democracy”, where the precedence for burning churches and mosques was set a long time ago?

Tony Blair warns against voting for Jeremy Corbyn

Not content with making millions on the back of helping to instigate an illegal war, the man who belongs in front of the ICC in the Hague, warns Labour leadership voters that their party faces “annihilation if Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership.

He really doesn’t get it, does he? He is the one who annihilated the Labour Party, destroyed its values, and put it firmly on the capitalist road. What Corbyn might perhaps do is  make Labour a viable alternative for those who want a fairer and more equal society. What people most certainly don’t need is Tony’s Tory alternative.

““It doesn’t matter whether you’re on the left, right or centre of the party, whether you used to support me or hate me,” he wrote. “But please understand the danger we are in.””
There is no “we” Mr Blair. You are a war criminal, we aren’t,  immoral appeal and with your global business interests “booming” it might at least be hoped that if we cannot drag you in front of he ICC, you will at least be unable to find a home in any Labour Party which follows the principals of its founding fathers.

The Grexit and the coming collapse of Fiat Currencies

Yanis Varoufakis’s description of Christine Lagarde as being the IMFs “hyperactive managing director”, while contending that she “should have stayed in Washington masterminding operations rather than uselessly and visibly trail blazing around Europe” at least suggests that there might be some sort of a personal gripe here. However, even if there is any sort of shared animosity between the erstwhile Greek Finance Minister and Ms Lagarde, Mr Varoufakis is quite right in his analysis regarding the willingness of the IMF to get involved in the latest deal Greece when he states that many within the IMF convinced that the Greek debt is quite simply unsustainable, despite Lagarde’s committment to that deal.

As Varoufakis says, the IMF, which has already violated its charter once when bailing out Greecce, “doesn’t want to provide new loans to a country whose debt is not viable.Of course, while we might want to argue that the IMF is normally not interested in debt per se anyway and is normally quite happy to participate in a country’s assets being stripped. Why should it be any different here?

Well, for one thing this is not only about Greece, but rather about the EU as a whole and it is most certainly the case that a stable EU is still viewed as important not only in Berlin and Paris, but also in Washington and London. This, of course, means that a number of scenarios are being played out not only in Athens, but also in the major European capitals and in Washington. Indeed, there is more than enough evidence to suggest that another one time adversery of Mr Varoufakis, The German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, might have the final word on a “Grexit”, even if Chancellor Merkel is still intent on avoiding this scenario.

Varoufakis actually also favours Greece leaving the Eurozone and it might only be expected that his main concerns are for his own country. However, he also knows that not only is Greece unable to pay back its debt, but that debt worldwide is unsustainable. He quite righty states elsewhere, that while the € is additionally flawed due to the fact that it has no surplus recycling mechanism, there is also no real global surplus recycling mechanism and this means that the total collapse of all fiat currencies is inevitable.

Still, the elites in Washington, Berlin, London, and Paris will prolong the inevitable for as long as possible and that is why we will ultimately see a Greek exit from the Eurozone. However, this exit will only be the precursor to the collapse of the € and to the ultimate collapse of fiat currencies worldwide. It is not difficult to imagine the social and geopolitical ramifications that this will have.

The Ethics of Consumption and the government we need

The croissant was bought at the Zionist Lord Sainsbury’s shop and then on down the road to the bigger Caffe Nero for my regular fix of caffeine and a couple of hours on the big laptop and a wee read of ‘The Oil Road’ by James Marriot and Mika Minio-Paluello. However, first I had to negotiate the usual swarm of charity collectors that you find on High Street ‘Blighty’ these days.

Well, there they were collecting for “Our Heroes”, and while the British government’s shenanigans here, there, and everywhere sort of disgusts me, my heart cannot help but go out to those poor souls who gave their lives and limbs for a government which sent them into an illegal war in some far flung corner of the globe. Then there were the others and Cancer Research has to at least be a noble cause.

No doubt, but to someone who is from a ‘Blighty’ from yesteryear this plethora of charities collecting has become almost a peversion and the questions would have to be, where is the government in all of this, and what kind of society do we want exactly? Of course, if you have a government that attacks the most vulnerable in our society, then you are going to have to have someone who picks up the slack.

I decided not to give any money to Our Heroes, and I didn’t even get round to throwing a couple of quid in the Cancer Research bucket. Well, I suppose you might expect that from someone who buys his croissant cheaper at a Zionist owned supermarket and then eats it with a hardly ethical coffee at Caffee Nero after logging into the proverbial big brother wifi. However, as I sit here I do think that I did the right thing. This is reallly all about getting a government that looks after all of its people, that invests in research and that avoids illegal and unnecessary wars. Slavoj Žižek explains that stance a little more fully in the embedded video.

The homeless are still with us

IMG_2470The mid to the late 80s, the daily run from the apartment near the Elephant and Castle took me to Waterloo Bridge and down to Cardboard City and on across the bridge and along the Embankment towards the Mall and the grotesque absurdity that is Buckingham Palace. “Oh, she’s got bags of room,” I thought, and, “in an ideal world a lot of the homeless could move in there.”  Well, they didn’t, of course, but Cardboard City did sort of just go away, and where did the people move to?

Well, back in ‘Blighty’ and the problem is most certainly still there even if those without a roof are no longer allowed to congregate en mass. Along Chester’s city walls and the marathon man of yesterday drifts at walking pace down into the underpass, and there they are, only two of them, and out of sight, out of mind and I bet you’ll find them up and down the country, from Dover to Dundee.

Nice to get them at least scattered about the place, no more Cardboard Cities, don’t want them staring us in the face and that is what you have these days and it’s all a wee bit three monkey like; you have got all these problems but they seem to think if they cannot see them, close their ears to them, and, if they do talk about them, deny the nature of them, …… well life is just hunky-dory in middle England, or that is what they would have you believe.

Neoliberalism creates the scapegoats and helps pave the way for the Tony Blairs

Still plodding through Kerry-Anne Mendoza’s, ‘Austerity: The Demolition of the Welfare State and the Rise of the Zombie Economy’ and she really hits the nail on the head when she uses a little joke to exemplify how scapegoats are created to change our culture from one which embraces social democratic ideals to one which welcomes neoliberalism:

“A banker, a teacher, an immigrant and a pollitician are sitting at a table, on which rests a plate with ten biscuits on it. While the teacher and the immigrant are deep in conversation, the banker reaches forward and grabs nine of the ten biscuits. He places two of these biscuits in the pocket of the politician. When the teacher sees there is just one biscuit left on the plate he begins to worry, the politician leans over and says, “watch out that immigrant is after your biscuit!””

And that little witticism coupled with a story in the ‘Daily Telegraph’ on how Tony Blair receives briefings and access to diplomatic cables, by Foreign Office officials before embarking on one of his regular business trips to Beijing and Shanghai were the main source of my on board entertainment on the way back down south from Glasgow today.

Of course, with “The Torygraph” it might be a proverbial case of the pot calling the kettle black. Nevertheless, wouldn’t it be nice if Mr Blair were just to disappear from the news alltogether? Well, maybe he would if we were to tackle real issues. Of course, that means undermining the fascist gobblydegook narrative outlined in the joke above. After all, Mr Blair is a product of that narrative; a war criminal masked as a moral crusader who, among other things, has the audacity to use taxpayer funded institutions to pursue his own private business interests.

Notes from a small island: Queen gives Nazi salute, essential services poor, austerity bites, and Cameron promises to fight brainwashing

Working in the UK in the summer is something of a habit with me. I have been doing it, with two exceptions, every year since 2003. Therefore, the process I am going through at the moment invokes a sort deja-vu with alienation invariably accompanying the first couple of weeks and that despite the fact that I am originally from this small island.

Still, it has to be put into perspective. Here to work and I also don’t quite live in the “saus und braus” that I am used to when I am not here. The Audi is left at home as are the super duper coffee machine, the tap that spouts out boiling water and, of course, the Persian and Afghan rugs. Did someone raise their eyebrows at what might just be a spoiled brat? However, be that as it may, I am not here to criticize my living conditions in England’s green and pleasant land. No, the room is generous, it is quiet, the internet is reliable and fast enough, and the satellite television is even available when I am lying in my bed. Indeed, only last night I noticed that RT is available and a dose of the ‘Keiser Report’ is just the tonic before nodding off.

No, the disgust, the frustration, the alienation, is because of the outside world here. There is the mainstream media and while Josef Joffre’s ‘Die Zeit‘, or Stefan Kornelius’s ‘Die Süddeutsche Zeitung’ are hardly representative of an objective and free press, we can at least read between the lines in their journals. In short, those newspapers represent a less adulterated propaganda and when we compare them to the daily drivel in the United Kingdom, it is a bit like comparing ‘Die Frankfurter Zeitung’ to the ‘Völkische Beobachter’. Apropos the following little story which is doing its rounds in the little island’s mainstream press.

The ‘Sun’ has published a picture of the Queen giving the “Hitlergrüß” in 1933 when on holiday at Balmoral and here we have the media tripping over itself to explain that she was “only waving”. Well, she might have been, but were the other two ladies, including her sister Margaret, also only waving? And look there is the well known big Hitler fan, Uncle Edward, kneeling behind them. Still, forgive and forget, after all she was only seven at the time, even if it is old enough to be killed by an unmanned drone in Yemen or Afghanistan, or an Israeli missile in Gaza. Nevertheless, she was only seven and at the end of the day this silly picture is almost irrelevant.

After all, the real question should not be about whether a seven year old girl was sympathetic to a particular nasty German type of fascism, but rather is there any need for the absurd institution that is British royalty? And, of course, the answer to that depends on which side your bread is buttered. If you are a member of an elite that needs something to hold a disintegrating, socially unjust, divided society together, then the answer would be in the affirmative.

Think about the Queen who doesn’t fart and her extremely insensitive, xenophobic, racist, sidekick, think about the handsome prince, the beautiful princess, and their two lovely children, and there is no need to think about the train to Birmingham being ten minutes late, or the fact that when it arrives, it looks like something from a bygone age. There is no need to dwell on the fact that the cafes close in the early evening and that socializing for a lot of people is mainly about getting into a bar and drinking themselves into oblivion. Still, that is really all about me and my little gripes,but if the infrastructure fails miserably for me personally, I haven’t got round to using the NHS yet, I don’t need support from the state, and I don’t work for a wage that I cannot live on. Kerry-Anne Mendoza’s, ‘Austerity: The Demolition of the Welfare State and the Rise of the Zombie Economy’ is my current read. It’s all in there but when you get a real life glimpse of it, it’s even worse.

It only affects me marginally; waiting on the bus that has broken down, or waiting on the train that arrives late and then stops in the middle of the journey leaving us to board buses in order to continue on to our destinations. However, what does it mean for the vulnerable in a state that is being plundered by crony capitalism and its handmaidens as they grab everything worth having before it comes down like a house of cards?

The sun has come out somewhere between Chester and Birmingham and the train is still moving. Back to the newspaper and the ‘Sunday Times’ informs me that the Royals are hunting for the “source” of the Nazi salute film. You poor soul and you only wanted to earn a few bob. Still, thanks for providing the entertainment. After all, it is your story and the one with the sub-headline “Cameron to fight brainwashing of young Muslims” which dominate pages 1,2, and 3 of the paper.Cameron to fight brainwashing, now isn’t that hilarious.