Commenter Profile

THOUGHT-POLICE GONE WILD! 86 Year Old German Woman Raided and Ransacked By German State Police for Saying “Holocaust is the Biggest and Most Persistent Lie in History” on German TV – Alternative

June 8, 2015 7:42 pm
And now Israel isn't a Jewish state because it is a secular state. OK, then. Funny how its rulers keep telling us they are a Jewish state. Funny how "Jewish" is always defined in whatever way is most advantageous to the parties involved (sometimes it's religious, sometimes it's ethnic or even racial). Clearly it is a Jewish state in the sense that it was ethnically, cleansed with Palestinians kept out and Jews from around the world invited in; in addition to most of the land being reserved for Jews, and Palestinians having to face special limitations related to marriage/citizenship/dwelling. Stop playing games. I think it's important to keep saying "Jewish state" since it stirs so much backlash. It must be hitting a nerve. Just venting here because I don't have the right login handy to go back there. Gotta be careful with Google+.

Yoko Ono: “I Had an Affair with Hillary Clinton in the ’70s” – World News Daily Report

June 1, 2015 7:32 pm
Priorities, Yoko? How can she wish this tool of Zionism, imperialism, and all things 1%, well? Oh, but sexual freedom--the be all and end all of current political liberalism.

Netanyahu Lashes Out at Criticism of Israel – NYTimes.com

June 1, 2015 2:47 pm
If you're going to intentionally shed the blood of little children, why let it go to waste?
June 1, 2015 2:01 pm
Israeli Jews might as well start drinking the blood of little children. Jewish settlers already routinely attack children, leaving gahses in their heads with rocks, or pepper spraying them, or siccing dogs on them. Why not go all the way?

Did Israel Buy Its Way Out of FIFA Suspension? Richard Silverstein/Tikun-Olam Tikun Olam-תיקון עולם

May 30, 2015 10:03 pm
OT (sort of): Taxi, do you know this blog yet? I think you'd appreciate it: http://levantreport.com/

Alison Weir Responds to JVP’s attack and smears of antisemitism

June 5, 2015 8:47 pm
(This belongs below my comment below, but it won't let me.) And it reminds me of the late, often controversial, philosopher Paul Feyerabend saying that he never really thought of his work--I think it was Against Method, specifically--as being final, but that he assumed critics would come at him with actual arguments, rather than just treating him as beyond the pale. That's probably a very poor paraphrase, since it's been years since I've read his comments that I'm talking about. That book is a really fun read, incidentally, especially in the original version with the lengthy, often very funny, polemical footnotes that he toned down in a later edition. It makes the case, using concrete historical examples, that some of what are considered the most exemplary discoveries in science could not have happened if the scientists involved had been following what are commonly considered the pillars of the "scientific method." The philosopher Joseph Margolis described Feyerabend (symapthetically, I think) as a "court jester," if I recall correctly. But I am really going too far in my Friday afternoon procrastination.
May 30, 2015 12:45 am
Of course, this only tends to confirm what Atzmon has to say about Anti-Zionist Zionists. I find a lot of Atzmon's arguments unconvincing (for one thing he seems to have an oddly narrow idea of how language works, e.g., in his objection to the "colonialism" label, which can quite reasonably be stretched to include Zionism, with a segment of world Jewry replacing a specific nation colonizing Palestine) and often too sweeping, but I also think he sometimes points in the right general direction. I did enjoy this recent contribution: http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2015/5/27/the-protocols-of-the-elders-of-anti-zion
June 5, 2015 8:39 pm
I haven't read this yet, but it looks promising. A rare occasion when people actually take Atzmon's arguments and critically engage with them as ideas, like any other ideas: http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/05/debating-the-jewish-solidarity-spin/ He also re-posted that on his site, with his own comments which I haven't read yet, since I want to read the original first.
May 30, 2015 3:16 pm
I definitely get frustrated when it's not possible to let online conversation segue naturally to related topics. I think it's obviously legitimate to examine Zionism within the context of Judaism, Jewish culture, etc. I'm pretty interested in a lot of the other taboo subjects as well (9/11, false flags/hoaxes generally, even Holocaust revisionism). I was looking at the (most?--it doesn't say that any more, so I'm not sure) recent hundred comments on Mondoweiss yesterday, and the energy definitely seemed kind of dead. Granted, I have seen some flurries of interesting comment from time to time since the last wave of major changes there. I can't remember if I mentioned in a previous post or not, but in a moment of pique I scrambled my account information at Mondoweiss, so now I can't log back in. (I tried setting up a new account, but I couldn't do it, so they may have blocked my IP. Which is fine considering that my inability to resume posting there was a self-inflicted wound.)
June 5, 2015 8:25 pm
Yes, Paul Eisen posts a lot of good stuff. I don't quite get his declared hatred of the left, but I do find worthwhile posts on his site. His own writings on Holocaust revisionism are quite strong. On the other hand, some of the sympathetic presentations of fascism (and specifically Nazism, in some cases) get to be a bit much for me, like that "Hitler in Paris" or whatever it was. His conversation with Atzmon here is pretty interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fOJbWtmBFE I think Atzmon is best when he is in conversation with someone he has some sympathy and/or respect for. When he's battling hardcore Zionists, he gets too caught up in trying to be as outrageous as possible. And when he speaks in front of general audiences, he goes for the easy laugh too easily for my taste. I think his megalomania gets in the way a lot of the time.
May 29, 2015 10:59 pm
This could turn out to be JVP's "this time we went too far" when it comes to policing speech. It's easier to understand them targeting someone like Atzmon (not that I support their efforts to prevent him from speaking) who sometimes seems to intentionally play the role of provocateur, and clearly delights in being politically incorrect. Weir's approach is quite different.