by Jim Stephens
April 14, 2010
UNDERSTAND WHO AND WHAT WE ARE, UNDERSTAND WHERE WE ARE
The human race had its origins in Africa, descended as Darwin opined from a particular type of ape. The research by the Leakey family and by Don Johannson, the latter finding the remains of the creature who they called “Lucy”, and the most recent research concerning the finding of “Ardi”, by among others, Tim White, gives an insight into the origins of the human species which is of great value to humans today. This shows the real, scientifically proved origins of humans and dismisses the most stupid and crazy conspiracy theorists, along with the equally stupid “Mystic Megs” who litter discussions of origins today. Man as a species is a developed animal, is part of the animal world, is an animal with a large brain, all of which is totally understandable and within our reason. We no longer need “Mystic Megs”! That is who and what we are. To understand where we are in a society sense one has to understand capitalism historically, that capitalism did have an origin, it did not always exist, and there is nothing which says that it always has to exist, if humans can devise a better system to put in its place. Every new tragedy that is happening to the animal world, an outstanding example being the recent news that only a couple of thousands of tigers remain in the wild, and that some thousands of tigers held in captivity by China will never be able to exist in the wild on their own, having lost the ability to hunt, shows the great danger to human life and to all animal and vegetable life on this planet. Man has come a long way since Lucy and Ardi but it will be touch and go whether capitalism will allow life to continue. Rather all the evidence shows that capitalism will destroy the planet if not replaced by a benevolent and intelligent socialist planning. But this requires the socialist revolution and the socialist revolution requires above all the revolutionary socialist party, which is the party of Trotskyism, the continuator of Marxism and Leninism. This is not a romantic idea. Whether one likes this idea or not the evidence affirms that this is real. (1)
THE BRITISH ELECTION IS ALMOST MEANINGLESS, BRITAIN IS NOW NO MORE THAN A TINY AND INSIGNIFICANT COUNTRY, AND IN ALL TRUTH THE GREAT LAND OF SHAKESPEARE IS A ROTTING CESS PIT
The only high point of British culture was the Cromwellian Revolution. Cromwell´s Puritan Army, the New Model Army, was a unity of thought and practice, which carried through the English Revolution, deposed and beheaded the reactionary King. It was this that allowed the English bourgeoisie to develop the productive forces and to usher in the industrial revolution, which despite the huge social costs was a great step in the productivity of mankind. The land of the British being the first industrial capitalist nation is now one of the poorest, it no longer produces any of the necessities of mankind, its people are embittered, its government has run the country into debt, no longer paying its way in the world. The forces of the reactionary religion called Islam seeing a country bankrupt also see a country ready for the picking. Most of the now sullen English are unable to surmount the political correctness engendered by their own rulers and surrender the country to the new Islamic imperialists. Result the English have lost their soul. They have no future whatsoever.
BUT ALL OF THE ABOVE DOES NOT STOP THE “BRITS” HAVING FANTASTIC AIRS ABOUT THEMSELVES. ONE ASPECT OF THIS IS THE BRITISH HATRED OF ISRAEL
Of course the English do not fully understand that they are a busted flush. Their consciousness is lagging behind reality.
The reality is that the heads of the English are still filled with memories of Empire, when the English bestrode the world, when they were able to order around (as one example) a billion human beings in India.
These memories die hard and are useful to keep the mass population of England from committing mass suicide, or carrying through the socialist revolution.
So the English elite are experts in this business of filling these English skulls with all kinds of bilge, anything to stop anybody understanding the horrible reality they are immersed in.
So the English have been taught to hate Israel because generally speaking the Jews have created a cohesive nation, and they are successful, often spectacularly so.
It is said that anti-Semitism in its modern form is the hatred of Israel whereas previously it was hatred of Jews. It has become unfashionable to hate Jews because memories of the Holocaust sometimes do penetrate even dim British heads. And it has therefore been spectacularly easy to create this Israel hatred in the British brains. This is not the full answer but is part of the answer as to why the British today are small in every department but big in the department of anti-Semitism!
WHAT IS ISRAEL? THE GREATNESS OF ISRAEL. WHY ISRAEL IS HATED BY ALL COUNTRIES (BAR A FEW MELANESIAN ISLANDS!)
The noted writer HG Wells in his Short History of the World devoted a full chapter to the Jews or Hebrews. His opinion was that after the return from Babylon exile the Jews were what he called “the finished article”. They were a human group, conscious of themselves as a people, with a book, their Bible, which was the first written statement of a national self consciousness.
We can talk of Nobel Prize winners etc, but this is the greatness of the Jews, that they are a people who have somehow preserved their nationality and their self consciousness as a people. This nationality is bound up with the idea that they held for so many millennia that they were representing their “God” on earth, and that they could be a light to humanity. This sense of being a people was thus bound up with a sense of responsibility. The idea of setting an example was fundamental and this is why Judaism has never been imperialist or even proselytizing in approach. Their written down self consciousness, the Bible, was and is central.
THE WORLD IS SAYING “SOLVE THE PALESTINIAN ISSUE AND THERE IS UNIVERSAL PEACE IN THE WORLD”. WHY THIS IS SUCH ANTI RATIONAL RUBBISH!
The Palestinian theme is like a new age “Mystic meg” imposition onto reality. There are those writers like Francisco Gil White, Jared Israel and Joseph Alexander Norland who have went in to a study of the issue fairly supportive of the “Palestinian” claims but who came out fully convinced that it is a con, one of the worst of modern times. In all three cases the method was the same. These people investigated using primary sources what really happened, rather than take the partial information transmitted by antisemites which in effect was adding up to anti-Semitic lying. On any issue in which there is great conflict, and uncertainty of historical truth, it is not permissible to broadcast only one side of the equation. Yet this is what has been done by the Media and by many academics. This is roted in a modern disease, that is that there has to be a victim, and that in investigating the issue it is necessary to take sides with the “victim”. This has been called emoting and emoting journalism- It is anti-scientific and leads to lies.
FIRST LOOK AT THE MAP TO UNDERSTAND WHY IT IS GIBBERISH
The “Palestinian” religion is gibberish of course. To explode that it is all gibberish one only has to look at a map of the world. As a country and as a physical presence when one looks at a map of the world it is very difficult to actually see Israel. So the huge consternation about Israel seems on the surface a baffling proposition. When one narrows down the search for the physical presence of Israel to Arab land, to the 22 or so countries which make up that entity, then the roots of the problem will emerge, if it and only if it is allied to an understanding of the basic tenets of Islam. Not only is Israel a small speck on the world map, it is also tiny in respect to the extensive acreage of the Arab world. Change the picture to the Islamic world which includes Iran, Indonesia etc it is an even worse equation. That should be enough to cause questions to arise in most brains. It is amazing how this does not happen, hardly ever. So to understand it is usually necessary to dig deeper.
THE BODY OF “THEORY” THAT IS ANTISEMITISM
If one understands that thinking is a reflection of the real material world, then the body of thought on a particular subject has a physical reality, which we can call theory.
There is an accumulated body of thought towards the Jews as a people, anti-Semitism, which has a real physical presence and reality in the world of today.
The Pharaohs of Egypt thought they had a “Jewish problem” and that they would solve it by making slaves of the Jews. The Romans would solve the “Jewish problem” by mass execution and dispersal, also renaming the country from Judea to “Palaestina” (Palestine), tearing down the temple etc. The Christians who Rome adopted and made into their pin-up clearly had a “jewish problem” and their answer was to pin the death of Jesus onto the Jews instead of on their sponsors the Romans, a very slick bit of replacement theorizing. Islam had a problem with everything non Islam and made the Christians and Jews into dhimmis.
And behind this lies the Protocols of Zion, that the Jews control the world, or seek to, and if given half a chance will do so.
That the Jews are an evil race, like the witches of Salem, and what do you do with evil, you destroy evil.
Thus the Nazis felt that they were performing a service to humanity by killing the 6 million, and the logic of their feelings of “service” was to kill ALL of the Jews.
This has morphed into a new thing in our time, the recent past. Now to perform a service to humanity you have to solve the “Palestinian” issue. But before going into the manic world of Obama any look at any Arab country will show that the destruction of Israel, or the formation of a Palestine state, will solve nothing at all
LOOK AT THE POLITICS OF ANY ARAB COUNTRY- I MEAN ANY ARAB COUNTRY. ARE THEY PEACEFUL? ARE THEY FUNCTIONAL IN ANY SENSE OF THAT TERM?
The opposite. The Arab world in general is totally dysfunctional and this, of course, is not caused in the slightest degree by the presence of tiny Israel. Egypt is not untypical where it has 30 per cent of the population illiterate and about a half living below a dollar a day. Egypt is noted for its repression of the totally inoffensive and extremely poor Christian Copts
TAKE BEAUTIFUL BY THE SEA LEBANON. IS LEBANON FUNCTIONAL? IS LEBANON AT PEACE WITHIN ITSELF?
On the BBC this morning was the most amazingly sounding story. Lebanon, which once was a very cultured state, has been so disturbed by Hizbullah and by Islam, that the authorities do not allow football fans attend football matches. No this is long past April 1! It appears that such are the lethal divisions inside Lebanon that the authorities in Lebanon fear that football crowd rivalry in stadia will quickly grow over into violence on the outside. Inside Lebanon the main target of Islam is against the Lebanese Christians just as Palestinian Arab Muslims are driving or have driven Arab Christians out of towns and cities like Bethlehem. Yet the myth is alive and well, and is promoted by Obama, Hilary Clinton, by Biden and by those traitor Jews who are on the Obama governing team, that Israel is the cause of all problems in the Middle East. It is pure anti-Semitism, the same kind of lies that were promoted by Hitler in Mein Kamph. Let us call this whole tendency of blaming Israel, blaming therefore Jews because they speak slightly in code, by its proper name. It is pure evil, and is just as evil as anything that the Nazis under Hitler came up with. Furthermore it is not evil for its own sake, always there is the terminal crisis in capitalism, and the Jews (Israel) are used consciously as a scapegoat. Obama hates Israel and hates Jews, and he consciously uses Israel as a scapegoat. He does not hide this. He travels to the Cairo Conference last year and makes a deal with Islam on the very basis of making the Jews the scapegoat in the world situation.
IS IT NOT CURIOUS? THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD BARACK OBAMA WITH POSSESSIONS AND EMPIRE WITHOUT HISTORICAL PARALLEL! BUT WHY DID OBAMA GET SO MENTALLY AGITATED OVER 1500 HOUSES BEING BUILT BY JEWS IN JERUSALEM?
It was not actually a decision to build, it was the second stage of approval, in other words a bureaucratic process. It was not in an Arab area of Jerusalem, it was in an area in which Jews predominate, and this area itself was surrounded by other areas in which Jews predominate. Obama, Clinton, Biden and the Jew hating Jews whom they have surrounded themselves with were beside themselves with rage
THE EUROPEANS! WHY DID THEY GET SO AGITATED OVER JEWS WANTING TO BUILD HOMES IN JERUSALEM? LITTLE TINY CATHOLIC IRELAND WITH THEMSELVES UP TO THEIR EYEBALLS IN DEBT? IS IT NOT AN AMAZING AND ANTI-RATIONAL PHENOMENON?
The Europeans joined in behind Obama. Some kind of trigger was touched and you had politicians even in Ireland letting off steam on the issue, a major issue on every news programme. Such is the crisis in the building trade there must be some 1500 homes lying unfinished in some or most Irish towns in Ireland. Yet they are totally agitated about what the Jews are doing in tiny Israel, in the tiny Homeland that the Jews after 3000 years have achieved a refuge.
THE REAL NEW WORLD ORDER AND THE AMAZING SPOOKS OF THE CONSPIRACY WORLD…CONSPIRACY THEORY IS THE SYPHILIS OF OUR TIMES.
It is not that there is not a conspiracy. All ruling classes engage in conspiracy. All oppressed in order to fight the oppressors engage in conspiracy. Secrecy is a great weapon and necessary in all wars.
But none of the issues we discuss here will ever even be alluded to by the conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones. Could it be that these modern conspiracy theorists are actually (whether they mean to or not) working to hide the real conspiracy of the very real New World Order.
This brings us to the power of the US Imperialists, allied with the EU Imperialists, inside the very real force of NATO, allied also with antisemites and anti-communists like George Soros. Leading to the advent of Barack Obama—
THE MEANING OF OBAMA FOR THE WORLD
Jewish people whom I have met on the Net do not understand fully the significance of Obama. He is not only a problem for Jews and for the world he is a major problem for all humans.
This is because it is the capitalist system which is in crisis; it is the US which is the leader of the world capitalist system; thus these issues are being directed through Obama.
It is a feature of Jewish blogs on the Net is that they tend to be self centred and so miss the overall crisis in the capitalist system. It is useful in this regard, in understanding the role that Obama is playing, to study the capitalist crisis of the 1930s and to study just about everything concerning the Nazis, especially how Hitler took power quite legally, almost stealthily, without departing from the parliamentary system (parliamentary democracy)
THE MEANING OF OBAMA FOR JEWS
The great meaning of Obama for Jews is located in much work already done concerning the very murky origins of this man.
Of great note here is where was he born and who is his parent on the male side?
As has been written if I wanted to put my hand on my birth certificate it would take me 2 phone calls and half an hour outside. Yet try as they might this has proved impossible in the case of Obama.
It is proved totally that Obama was brought up as a child in the Muslim faith. He attended classes in Islam in Indonesia
In America his political influences are people like Rashid Khalidi, the equivalent of the worst of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, people who shout down in Ireland the ambassador to Ireland from Israel, and who are totally obsessed in their Israel hatred. (2)
A major influence was the jew haters of the Stalinist Communist Party of America.
It is quite possible that the young Obama left Islam and became a Christian. But then he sat in the Jew and Israel hating Church of Pastor Wright. He also has connection with other anti-Semitic black politicians in America.
That is why real Jewish people are concerned and have been concerned from the beginning by this man Obama.
But it does not stop there. What has to be factored in is the crisis in capitalism, the New World Order of capitalism, the drive of US capitalism to compete with Russia, China and India, and hence the close alliance with Islam which was put in practice in Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
This is what is driving Obama against the Jews and his Muslim past and Muslim sympathy makes him a possible very vicious operator against the Jews. (3)
HOW REAL IS THE POSSIBILITY OF A NEW HOLOCAUST OF THE JEWS?
Very real! This time there does not have to be trains hurtling in secrecy through wooded mountains in central Europe. There are 2 factors
- Jews are collected together in great numbers in the Jewish Homeland. Some argue “but that would kill Arabs as well”, however, the concepts behind suicide killing” trumps that objection
- Evil and anti-Semitic minds have turned to the huge potential for killing (of Jews) contained inside nuclear technology. Another approach to solving the Jewish problem!
TO UNDERSTAND THE THREAT OF A NEW HOLOCAUST WE MUST UNDERSTAND HISTORY
Basically this means understand the pervasiveness of anti-Semitism, and to bear in mind how we began, that anti-Semitism is a body of thought and constitutes a real material and physical presence in the world.
Jews are most sensitive to this issue and they study the phenomenon the most.
But it was an Irish political academic, Conor Cruise O’brien who put it most memorably
“Antisemitism is a light sleeper”
THE US IMPERIALISTS HAVE ALREADY WORKED CLOSELY WITH ISLAM IN BOSNIA AND KOSOVO
The key factor in the new Holocaust of the Jews is Iran.
Even the BBC is now admitting that Obama is instructing Netanyahu and Israel to not strike against the Iranian Nuclear building.
But the reality is: Obama and the American and European ruling elites are prepared to do the same that they did in the Holocaust. They are prepared to stand aside with hands in their pockets while Jews are massacred, as happened under Hitler, and as can happen when Iran has got nuclear bomb technology.
After all to Obama, to Brown or Cameron, it is only Jews, while Milliband has left being a real Jew far behind him, he is now a complete little Britisher, oh so well respected in British society, what an achievement for a “little” obedient Jew, to become a Foreign secretary of Britain.
The whole history of the 1930s and 40s is that Churchill and the English rulers could care less that 6 million Jews were being exterminated. It was purely accidental that all of the Jews of Arabia and of Palestine were not also massacred, the accident being that the Desert rats defeated Rommel, and stopped the plans of Hajj Amin el Husseini extending the Holocaust to Palestine. Thus a neat solution by the “fair-minded Brits” to the Jewish “problem”.
And this essentially is why all of these antisemites, Obama, the Brits, the Germans, the Chinese, and the list is endless, are quite content to talk about meaningless sanctions while Iran gets ready and finishes its Islam destiny, just as Hitler felt it was HIS destiny also to solve the “Jewish Problem” on behalf of humanity.
Or in other words anti-Semitism is at the root of capitalism in terminal crisis and there is no way to verbiage around that reality.
In short the Jews of Israel are in a horrible danger.
TO UNDERSTAND OBAMA AND THE POSSIBLE NEW HOLOCAUST WE MUST UNDERSTAND HISTORY, OUR VERY RECENT HISTORY, THE HISTORY OF THE 90s, THE HISTORY OF THE DESTRUCTION OF YUGOSLAVIA. A LESSON IN ANTI SERB CRUELTY WHICH CAN BECOME NOW ANTI JEW CRUELTY. THE MUSLIM NASIR ORIC CAN BECOME A GREAT TEACHER OF THE JEWS OF THE CRUELTY WHICH LIES IN WAIT FOR THEM. A WARNING!
In general Jews have made a big mistake in relation to Yugoslavia. With some exceptions such as Peter North, Nathan Pearlstein, Jared Israel and Julia Gorin they have passed too lightly over the horrors directed against the Serbs and especially the close alliance formed against the Serbs by world capitalism and Islam. There has been a real resistance on the Jewish blogs to this. But note we are talking here about Jewish blogs in America and Canada which themselves are much influenced by the ideology of American ruling class ideology. But many of the Jews of Israel were a different matter, being supportive of the Serbs, Israel even supporting the Serbs with arms against Izetbegovic.
THE COMPARISION BETWEEN OBAMA AND HITLER IS NOT AT ALL FAR FETCHED
I recently met with a man of 25 years. I admit that this man (product of “Great” Britain!) was a particularly self centred and ignorant individual. Anyway in the course of a desultory conversation the word “holocaust” came up and this pathetic excuse for a human being had never heard of “The Holocaust”. How awful and how pathetic. His responsibility but it also points to the ignorance in the present British and European educational school set up.
Antisemitism has always bred on ignorance and there is a lot of it about.
“Once at the helm, Hitler moved swiftly to eliminate rivals and opponents”.
Those words were written by Norman Davies (Europe a History page 970)
I think the analogy with Israel is appropriate. On an international scale the New World Order seeks an alliance with Islam, which does not need explanation when one understands the essence of Islam.
The extreme hatred of the New World Order represented by Obama towards Netanyahu is really at a deeper level the wish of the New World order to clear the decks in preparation for that firm alliance of American capitalism, European capitalism, with Islam. There is a precedent: Hitler was a real lover of Islam and he had the head of Islam in his team, that is Hajj Amin el Husseini, close relative and mentor to Arafat, thus also to Hamas and Abbas.
THE KEY FACTOR ABOUT OBAMA IS THAT HE IS A PRESIDENT IN TRANSITION
All concepts of conspiracy theories relating to Obama, such as those of the utter reactionary Steve Jones, all lead away from the crisis in capitalism, away from the danger of anti-Semitism, and become in turn antisemitic in the extreme. From the world ruled by “Free Masons” to ruled by “Jews” is always a short step.
The main thing about Barack Obama lies outside of him, that is the world historical crisis in capitalism.
To understand Obama it is necessary to study the crisis in capitalism.
The central feature about Obama is that his Muslim and Left fascist past leads him into alliance with Islam, with the Arabs in their aim to destroy the Jews.
HOW AMERICA CAN BE THE SAVIOUR OF THE JEWS. HOW AMERICA CAN ALSO BE THE DEATH KNELL OF THE JEWS.
The situation can be termed dialectical. There has always been opposites in America and there is thus a conflict of opposites contained within a unity, unity being the abstract term “America”. Unions were formed in America only through great and bloody struggle. The memories of great union battles not that long ago fought remain.
There is in America a strong loyalty to Israel among a goodly part of the ordinary people. There is a strong anti-Semitic tendency inside the ruling elites, the power elites, who want Jews to be in their place. It is not long ago that Jews were barred from universities and golf courses.
This is not a simple situation, there are many complex factors and it is changing due to the crisis. But the main thing is that there is now a bitter enemy of Jews in the form of Obama and there is an anti-Semitic Media which is also loyal to Obama, the teleprompter wizard. One way or another leadership will be the key issue.
THE ABOVE DIALECTIC CONCERNING AMERICA, SAVIOUR OR DEATH KNELL, CENTRES ON HOW TO FIGHT OBAMA
AMERICAN TECHNIQUE POINTS TO SOCIALISM BUT ALSO AND SIMULTANEOUSLY TO FASCIST DEGRADATION
A classic example here is the Obama health Bill. Health care for man and animals is only possible on the basis of a new culture, a great development of productivity.
In fact the economy of Obama and in Britain of Brown or Cameron is going in entirely the opposite direction.
Free health care is possible but only on the basis of a great development of the productive forces, and production according to a plan, not for profit.
The Health Bill of Obama has been labelled as being socialist but this is simply mischievous. It will only deepen the crisis with American capitalism just as the National Health Service in capitalist Britain continually deepens the crisis in British capitalism.
In this period there will be many attacks on socialism, on communism and on Trotskyism.
There is only one way to fight these attacks, and that is through the education of a cadre leadership based on an uncompromising search for historical truth.
For example, Stalin did not represent communism in any way, rather Stalin represented the pressure of the world capitalist class on the weakened workers state in Soviet Russia.
There is no OTHER way to reach historical truth outside of a revolutionary Trotskyist Party.
But where is it? I am afraid that it has to be created. The depth of the betrayal of groups like the Workers revolutionary Party, of Matgamma´s Group.of WSWS, of SWP etc has really to be understood and factored in, to go forward.
Against that absolute dearth of revolutionary leadership it is also a fact that the enemy is really weak, that the working class internationally is not defeated, that the youth in Iran are fighting, that the great jewish people of Israel have not and will not surrender their safety to Obama, that Karadzic is fighting, that there are Serb traitors in Serb Government but they in turn are hated.
We are in a revolutionary period. But it is necessary for new folk to learn in order to understand reality.
To finish where we began: Man is a creature of nature who has developed a wonderful brain. other animals have quite wonderful brains also. But we humans are responsible.
We have a special responsibility. If capitalism is not replaced by a socialist system then all of nature is in danger in front of rampant and decadent capitalism.
Repeat: there is no way out under capitalism.
For a primitive cousin who likely stood at only about 120 centimeters and weighed about 50 kilograms, Ardi is likely to make a big impact in the field of paleoanthropology. For instance, Ardi’s physical form also has implications for many other ancient animals, including the controversial six-million- to seven-million-year-old Sahelanthropus tchadensis, discovered in Chad in 2001. The similarities in skull size and shape among these two species now has prompted the researchers of one of the new papers (led by Gen Suwa, a professor at the University of Tokyo) to conclude that S. tchadensis was, indeed, an early hominid, rather than a female ape as others have suggested.
JERUSALEM – The board of a nonprofit organization on which Sen. Barack Obama served as a paid director alongside a confessed domestic terrorist granted funding to a controversial Arab group that mourns the establishment of Israel as a “catastrophe” and supports intense immigration reform, including providing drivers licenses and education to illegal aliens.
The co-founder of the Arab group in question, Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi, also has held a fundraiser for Obama. Khalidi is a harsh critic of Israel, has made statements supportive of Palestinian terror and reportedly has worked on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization while it was involved in anti-Western terrorism and was labeled by the State Department as a terror group.
In 2001, the Woods Fund, a Chicago-based nonprofit that describes itself as a group helping the disadvantaged, provided a $40,000 grant to the Arab American Action Network, or AAAN, for which Khalidi’s wife, Mona, serves as president. The Fund provided a second grant to the AAAN for $35,000 in 2002.
Obama was a director of the Woods Fund board from 1999 to Dec. 11, 2002, according to the Fund’s website. According to tax filings, Obama received compensation of $6,000 per year for his service in 1999 and 2001.
Obama served on the Wood’s Fund board alongside William C. Ayers, a member of the Weathermen terrorist group which sought to overthrow of the U.S. government and took responsibility for bombing the U.S. Capitol in 1971.
Ayers, who still serves on the Woods Fund board, contributed $200 to Obama’s senatorial campaign fund and has served on panels with Obama at numerous public speaking engagements. Ayers admitted to involvement in the bombings of U.S. governmental buildings in the 1970s. He is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The $40,000 grant from Obama’s Woods Fund to the AAAN constituted about a fifth of the Arab group’s reported grants for 2001, according to tax filings obtained by WND. The $35,000 Woods Fund grant in 2002 also constituted about one-fifth of AAAN’s reported grants for that year.
The AAAN, headquartered in the heart of Chicago’s Palestinian immigrant community, describes itself as working to “empower Chicago-area Arab immigrants and Arab Americans through the combined strategies of community organizing, advocacy, education and social services, leadership development, and forging productive relationships with other communities.”
We now come to the key issue and absent a class based, and Marxist approach to these issues, it is not that easy to grasp this key issue.
Let us put it simply and as clearly as possible. The small book which Lenin wrote at the end of 1901, beginning of 1902, called “What is to be done?” makes hard reading probably at any time, especially so today. But the essence is simple and its meaning is even today, I should say especially today, vibrant. One point Lenin makes is that the dominant ideas in any society are the ideas of the ruling class.
That simple idea brings us into the heart of the issue facing Jews.
Jews did find a sanctuary in America as did the Irish and many more. Much of what they thought of as American freedom and opportunity was powered by the American bourgeois national revolution itself. That much is obvious.
But big sections of American Jewish society took on board also the ideas of the American rulers.
And that really is the rub. During the 1990s according to Jared Israel of Emperors New Clothes (www.tenc.net) there were Jewish leaders in America who took out full pages ads in the national American Press to state that the Serbs towards the Bosnian Muslims were just like the Nazis towards the Jews.
These American Jewish leaders had become just like their American ruling Imperial leaders. (Or like the British trade union bureaucratic leaders who sold out the historical General Strike of 1926, over tea and biscuits in Downing Street!)
Now the price is paid and the price is being asked off ordinary Jews, and especially off ordinary Jews in Israel first of all, but the turn of American ordinary Jewish people will come soon enough, and after the Jews…everybody.
But it is not just American Jewish leaders. It goes deeper, much deeper unfortunately.
The point is that Herzl even as he was a most progressive Jewish nationalist, and even though Jewish bourgeois nationalism is very progressive, there was a weakness in Herzl, in that his main and only strategy was to enlist the help of the world´s bourgeois powers, and as time went on under other leaders this became more and more the case.
Then a strange twist to this dependence on world powers:
There came into Israeli society and especially into the Labourite Mapai leadership ideas which are profoundly anti revolutionary, the ideas of Social Democracy, and the ideas of Stalinism.
And the so called “left” really became the most counter revolutionary element inside Israeli society.
But why call them “Left” unless you consciously want to discredit socialism, communism, Leninism, Trotskyism?
They were just as much scoundrels as was Stalin when he sent Mercader to murder Leon Trotsky in Mexico in 1940.
Its influence was deep and people will recall that the General Dayan offered the Temple Mount to the forces of Islam on the very evening of the day that the forces of Judaism had defeated Islam in battle (the end of the 67 War), and after overcoming their astonishment, those who Leon Trotsky called “the reactionary mohammedans” gratefully accepted, then went to war right away against the Jews. Jews are now barred from PRAYING on the site of their most holy shrine, which surely IS the Temple.
Many of the Jews I have met on blogs are shall I say contemptuous of learning about these things, that there is such a thing as “Labourism” (think British Labour, think Spain´s PSOE and Zapatero), as Leninism, as Stalinism, as Trotskyism.
To these kind of people this is almost beneath them to study such things.
But they can never ever understand the history of Israel since 1948 and even before without that! And they are powerless today!
It is now a dangerous situation for Jews but it is also a potentially empowering situation. This is because many of these old mistruths are being opened up for investigation.
Consider the following from today´s news
Ronald Lauder of The World Jewish Congress has written a letter to the Obama regime.
Now Lauder is the very type of man who I have been talking about, who has all his life imbibed the ideas of the dominant class in American society, the ideas of the American ruling class.
(Now if you do not think that there are classes in America please return to your pleasant slumber)
This is what Lauder wrote (thanks to DEBKAfile)
Lauder then asks if it is true that America is no longer committed to a final status agreement that provides Israel with defensible borders. He goes on to ask if friction with Israel is part of the Administration’s desire to improve relations with the Muslim world and warns that appeasement does not work.
Israel is not only America’s closest ally in the Middle East, Lauder stresses. It is the one most committed to this administration’s declared aim of ensuring Iran does not get nuclear weapons. This is the single biggest threat that confronts the world today.
And Lauder is followed by the very similar (from an ideological slant) Ed Koch
Former New York Mayor Ed Koch condemned the Obama administration’s attitude toward Israel in the strongest terms: “I weep today because my president, Barack Obama, in a few weeks has changed the relationship between the US and Israel from that of closest of allies to one in which there is an absence of trust.” He goes on to say: “…our closest ally… has been demeaned and slandered, held responsible …for our problems in Afghanistan and Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East.”
Ed Koch says he suspects the plan is “to so weaken the resolve of the of the Jewish state and its leaders so that it will be much easier to impose on Israel an American plan to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict, leaving Israel’s needs for security and defensible borders in the lurch.”
He is most bothered by what he calls “the shameful silence and lack of action by community leaders – Jew and Christian” and asks: Where are the Jews who marched in defense of fellow American citizens in 1963 and heard Martin Luther King’s memorable speech. “We have stood up for everyone else. When will we stand up for our brothers and sisters in the Jewish state of Israel?” Ed Koch asks
[end extract from DEBKAfile]
And we can say surely that both Lauder and Koch are at the dead end of the Jewish alliance with American Imperialist leaders.
As we have spelled out in this essay it was always a fraud in any case. The British leaders, whether Churchill or Bevin, were always the worst enemies of the Jews. American leaders too. That is why they kept their hands firmly in the pockets of their expensive trousers as the 6 million were murdered by the Nazis.
And these American leaders would not have lost a moment of sleep if ALL the Jews had been wiped out by the Nazis, including by Hajj Amin el Husseini.
And it is no accident that the movement mentored by El Husseini and his close colelagues Arafat and Abbas are today, and have been for many decades now, the special baby of the US and EU Establishments.
For example, it was a by product of events that the Desert Rats managed to defeat Rommel in the Desert, and thus saved the Jews in Palestine and Israel to be. The British, especially the British “Tommy”, cared nothing for the Jews and whether they were ALL murdered, with only a few honourable exceptions out of a whole army.
And as to the American leaders.
It was the case with every American President, I mean EVERY American President since, and the work has been done to prove this. (By especially Francisco Gil White and by Joseph Alexander Norland)
I think there is a difference though with Mr Obama and it is a very significant difference, but it is a difference of degree and not of substance
1. Obama as we have described does indeed hate Jews, in the way that say a member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign who operate in Ireland, seeming to spend most of their time standing on the road outside the Israeli Jewish Embassy in Dublin, that sort of hate. This is what his ties with Khalidi tells us.
2. The crisis, the terminal crisis in the world capitalist system. Soon it MUST come to physical war against Russia, India and China. THAT IS PRECISELY WHAT THE ALLIANCE WITH ISLAM IS FOR. It is all about the survival of American capitalist power, both in America and abroad, the two are inseparable.
Lauder and Koch are not stupid. They see what is happening. But unless they become Trotskyists they can do nothing but moan and plead.
But we are in a different period. Judaism was not able to withstand the ravages of Hitler and El Husseini from 1929 to 1945.
It is time to look again at the revolutionary theory of Lenin, and of Trotsky, and to understand the relevance of the fight of Trotsky against social democracy and stalinism.
We must stand with Netanyahu totally against the aspiring Fascist Antisemite Obama. Our defence is unconditional.
But the whole future of a people, the Jews, another people, the Serbs, many other peoples, all peoples, all human and especially animal life…all are threatened be decadent capitalism.
You understand that or you understand nothing! “Lucy” and “Ardi” would have struggled in vain if a new generation does not take up at least some of these issues in this essay.