I’m asked infrequently why it is that Labour take such an interest in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict? The answer is Britain is still something of a swinging dick on the international stage & if Labour are to convince anybody they’re a government in waiting then they need to have policies on international affairs particularly when it comes to those regions which are hotbeds of conflict & those regional conflicts have a knock on effect around the globe. The far-right will claim the reason Labour activists take such an interest in the Israeli/Palestinian & tend to side with the Palestinians is because of the ‘Islamification’ of the Labour Party which is complete & utter bollocks, because it’s in fact simply about Labour activists having an intense distain for racism & racial injustice, many of us old enough campaigned against apartheid in South Africa during 1980s & now for the same reasons we campaign against the Israeli government for orchestrating an apartheid regime against the Palestinian people.
Whoever is elected to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader
the awful truth is they will also be branded as antisemitic by uber Zionists unless
they have their tongue well & truly lodged up the fascistic arse of Benjamin
Netanyahu, in other words whoever is elected the next Labour leader they’ll be
branded as antisemitic if they dare do the right thing in criticising the
racist policies of the Israeli government against the Palestinian people. You see
according uber Zionists whereas criticising the policies of either the United
States or British government isn’t consider ‘racist’, criticising the policies
of the Israeli government particularly in its orchestration of an apartheid
regime against the Palestinian people is ‘racist, according to uber Zionists it’s
antisemitic, despite the fact the definition of antisemitism being hatred of
Jews for being Jews & despite it being a fundamental democratic right of
all citizens to criticise & challenge those who govern over us.
The definition of antisemitism is purely the hatred of Jews
for being Jews, it’s not the legit criticism of political ideology or
government policy, I ought to know being as I happen to be a Jew.
I’m not the only Jew who detests Netanyahu’s brand of Zionism with all the hallmarks of fascism. rampant nationalism, obsession with national security, supremacy of the military, distain for human rights, scapegoating ethnic minorities for the problems of the nation state, religion & government intertwined, oh & then there’s Netanyahu’s own version of Lebensraum.
Many people on the left still advocate the
two-state-solution as a means of resolving the Israeli/Palestinian conflict
& sure it seems to be the best pathway to peace between the Israelis &
Palestinians if wasn’t for the fact it’s no longer viable due the amount of
illegal land grabs there have been to house Israeli settlers. Ostensibly what
the government of Benjamin Netanyahu are doing in the West bank is a form of ethnic
cleansing & yes I will draw comparisons however controversial it might be
to Hitler’s egregious policy of Lebensraum because what the government of Benjamin
Netanyahu is doing is so spookily reminiscent, Hitler invaded Central &
Eastern Europe in the belief Germans needed ‘living space’ & well isn’t
that what Netanyahu is doing in regards to the West Bank.
I bet the next Labour leader will no doubt be branded as
antisemitic if they oppose weapon sales to Israel so the Israeli Defence Force
can carry on massacring innocent Palestinian protesters & aiding in Netanyahu’s
version of Lebensraum, yeah I bet the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn having been
elected Prime Minister scared the Israeli government shitless as it would have
meant no more weapon sales to the Israeli military & possibility of
sanctions being imposed on Israel & if the British government set a
precedent other western governments might have followed.
What a clusterfuck it must be to a Palestinian who’s LGBTQ, I mean not only are you going to be victimised by the Israeli government’s apartheid regime against the Palestinian people but you’ll also going to be victimised by other Palestinians for being LGBTQ, not only do you run the risk of being shot or rocketed to death by the Israeli Defence Force for being Palestinian but you’re also at risk of being thrown off the top of a rooftop by other Palestinians for being LGBTQ.
Nobody can help being Palestinian, nobody can help being
LGBTQ, nobody should ever be discriminated or persecuted because of stuff they
can’t help such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or
age, it kind of goes without saying that a political leftist physically
disabled Jewish transsexual lesbian such as myself would espouse this. Because
I’m a trans woman who is a lesbian, Zionists love to challenge me for having supported
justice for the Palestinian people & critical of the Israeli government when
its evident that homophobia/transphobia is rampant amongst the Palestinian populous
& LGBTQ Palestinians are being persecuted by other Palestinians for being
LGBTQ whereas within the state of Israel itself LGBTQ rights are progressively
on par with Western Europe. Other then the recent decision by the Palestinian
Authority to ban the activities of pro LGBTQ groups, I’m well aware there are
no protections or rights for Palestinians who are LGBTQ in the West Bank or Gaza,
yes I know in Gaza controlled by Hamas that LGBTQ people are being thrown off
rooftops no doubt excuse for which is no doubt poisonous religious
interpretation, yes LGBTQ rights in Israel are comparative to LGBTQ rights in Western
European, but none of this excuses the racist policies of the Israeli
government against the Palestinian people.
One of the oddities during the Apartheid era in my native
South Africa was transsexuals had rights & legal protections which were in
fact far more progressive then they were in the UK at that time, but how
progressive the apartheid regime in South Africa happened to be in regards
trans people this was never an excuse the savagely rabid racism of the apartheid
regime in treating non Whites like shit & the same goes for Israeli
government being ever so progressive when it comes to LGBTQ rights doesn’t
excuse the Israeli government orchestrating an apartheid regime as it has
against the Palestinian people.
No matter how rampant homophobia/transphobia might be
amongst the Palestinian people this doesn’t excuse the racism of the Israeli
government towards Palestinians, two wrongs don’t make a right, despite some
Zionists thinking it does. I have encountered Zionists who seem to think Palestinians
being homophobic/transphobic as fuck is enough of an excuse to go bomb the shit
out of Palestinian communities, but that’s not actually why the Israeli Defence
Force are shooting or rocketing Palestinians is it, no the IDF are firing upon
Palestinians for purely being Palestinians no matter if they’re homophobic/transphobic
I condemn both the Palestinian Authority & Hamas for being
homophobic/transphobic & equally I condemn the Israeli government for being
racist as fuck & overall I just fucking despair & most of all feel for
Palestinians who are LGBTQ literally getting shot on both sides.
So yesterday there were Pride events in Manchester &
with much celebration for the love of diversity & great to see there was a
vocal trans presence in Cardiff, whereas in central London there was yet
another ‘Free Tommy’ protest which was the accompanied with the usual rhetoric
of hate & brooding intimidation you come to expect from knuckle-dragging gammon
Tommy Robinson fanboys.
Oh give it up with the ‘Free Tommy’ bullshit protests, because I bet yesterday Antifa activists outnumbered racist gammon Tommy Robinson fanboys by 3 to 1 as has consistently happened whenever there’s been some bullshit ‘Free Tommy’ protest since Tommy had his arse slung in jail last month & anyways what’s the fucking point when the fascist scumbag is going to be released from prison within weeks.
Indeed Tommy Robinson will be released from prison soon
enough, thus I’m sure he’ll be just as free to further whip up hate &
intolerance as he was before being chucked in prison for contempt-of-court, I’m
sure he’ll be just as free to in double quick time get back to grifting for
pounds & dollars spinning bullshit yarns about how he’s in fact the victim
in all this despite his antics last year outside Leeds Crown nearly collapsing
one of the largest trials in British legal history brought against a grooming
gang which could have resulted in some seriously evil child abusers walk free
from court & bullshit untruths about when he was locked up he was targeted
Jihadi rape gangs despite the Prison Service wouldn’t be doing their job if
they hadn’t kept Tommy Robinson segregated from Muslim inmates who no doubt
would like to beat the shit out of him for all the racist shite he’s
continuously spewed about Muslims. If Tommy Robinson has been allowed to be
targeted by Muslim inmates whilst in prison as I’m sure he’ll claim upon his
release then this would a dereliction of duty regarding the wellbeing of
prisoners which would be grounds to bring suit against the Prison Service, but
I doubt any gammon Tommy Robinson fanboy will be challenging him to sue the
Prison Service when he claims as I’m sure he’ll claim that when locked up he
was targeted by Muslim inmates, because of being ignorant racist gammon they’ll
just lap up any bullshit Tommy Robinson peddles them & donate funds to him
to continue peddling bullshit which they can’t afford to give in the first
Other then the usual archetypical poorly educated racist gammon who are the way they are due having been shat upon from a great height by neoliberal capitalism, it might appear to be something of a surprise that the son of Israeli Prime Minister would be posting tweets in support of Tommy Robinson, but in fact it’s no surprise to me that Yair Netanyahu would be pledging support for a fascist scumbag thug like Tommy Robison, as he has previously pledged support via Twitter for other European far-right douchebags, because support for the far-right is very much inline with the Contemporary Zionist ideology of Yair & his father Benjamin Netanyahu.
Whatever leftwing support there once was for what Zionism
might have been, it’s what contemporary Zionism has become which is of
relevance & what contemporary Zionism happens to be is best understood as
being just as odious as any other far-right nationalistic ideology espousing
the same old far-right bullshit that one ethnic group is superior then other ethnic
groups & thus treating other ethnic groups as inferior & scapegoating
them for the nation’s problems, all of which is of course reflected with the
Israeli government’s apartheid regime against the Palestinian people. It just
so happens that the majority of the Palestinian people are Muslims, so no
wonder Tommy Robinson has proclaimed himself a Zionist & a friend of the
current Israeli government being as he’s Islamophobic as fuck, which in turn
being funded by uber Zionist far-right think-tanks such as the Middle East
forum & having the son of the Israeli Prime Minister pledging support
for Tommy Robinson.
I’m sure one of the objectives of Yair Netanyahusupporting Tommy Robinson & other far-right scumbags such as Nigel Farage is a ploy to disrupt the UK political establishment because the across the party divide of the UK political establishment you’ll find political figures questioning & challenging the racist policies of the Israeli government, it’s not just Jeremy Corbyn & Labour who have issues with Israeli government’s treatment of the Palestinian people, believe me tI know many Tories & Lib Dems who also have deep concerns about the Israeli government’s treatment of the Palestinian people, which of course Yair Netanyahu & his father Benjamin definitely can’t be having that. They much prefer supporting the far-right who see Muslims as the great Satan & thus gets them support in continuing to victimise Palestinians.
The fallout from last week’s ‘Is Labour Antisemitic?’ edition of Panorama has continued unabated in the mainstream news media, with just about every Labour MP who’s appeared on any current-affairs or political talk show being confronted to give their reaction to the ‘Is Labour Antisemitic?’ edition of Panorama since it aired on BBC1 last Wednesday.
If any Labour MP or grassroots Labour Party member were to respond to the ‘Is Labour Antisemitic?’ edition of Panorama by saying it inaccurate & unbalance hatchet job which had a preconceived biased narrative against Labour then they’d be correct, If any Labour MP or grassroots Labour Party member were to respond that those who Panorama interviewed to reinforce this edition’s preconceived biased narrative were just disaffected Labour Party members who have political axes to grind well this is never truer then with Ella Rose.
I’ve never denied there isn’t an issue with antisemitism
within the Labour Party & any Labour Party member should automatically not
be a Labour Party member if they’re spouting off hateful shite like Hitler was
right about the Jews or denying the Holocaust ever happened or posting memes on
social-media about the Jews controlling the world economy, but also no Labour
Party member should be able to remain a Labour Party member if they’re going to
threaten violence against other party member which Ella Rose did with both Asa
Winstanley & Jackie Walker, actually it should be the police who
investigate such threats made not Labour’s disciplinary unit as such threats
are in fact fucking illegal.
Weirdly suspicious how the ‘Is Labour Antisemitic?’ edition
of Panorama neglected to mention that Ella Rose had been featured in a previous
journalistic investigation as being a former Israeli government operative who’s
been involved with the Israeli embassy in assisting the Jewish Labour Movement
to push a decidedly prozionist agenda & that she had been filmed threatening
physical violence against people who at that time were fellow members of the
Labour Party, but to have done so would have meant anything she had been seen to
have said being extremely fucking suspect & not have fitted in the biased
narrative which Panorama was trying to spin against Jeremy Corbyn & Labour
as if it were the propaganda propagated by Israeli government’s Department of
Strategic Affairs & Public Diplomacy (the Israeli government’s propaganda
There are many Jewish members of the Labour Party as well as Jewish supports of Labour (including myself) who don’t agree with the Jewish Labour Movement’s prozionist/anti-Corbyn agenda, but of course Panorama made no mention of this or interviewed any members of Jewish Voice For Labour an organisation within the Labour Party which came about as a protest by Jewish Labour Party members against the JLM’s prozionist/anti-Corbyn position & wanting an alternative Jewish voice within Labour which was antizionist & pro Jeremy Corbyn. because yep this wouldn’t have been in keeping of biased narrative Panorama was attempting to spin, it would have proven the bullshit Panorama was propagating that antizionism equates to antisemitism to be the bullshit lie which it is, it was Panorama propagating the lie that antizionism equates to antisemitism which had been my biggest gripe with the program & I’ve already written a lengthy article going into detail as to why this was my biggest gripe with the ‘Is Labour Antisemitic?’ edition of Panorama.
So there was no mention by Panorama that Ella Rose had been
caught on camera threatening to assault antiracist activist & former
Momentum vice-chair Jackie Walker, but of course there was plenty of mention in
the ‘Is Labour Antisemitic?’ edition of Panorama regarding Jackie having been a
few moths ago expelled from the Labour. The expulsion of Jackie Walker from the
Labour Party for comments about Jews & Israel fitted in well with the biased
narrative Panorama was spinning, despite it being well documented
those comments having been taken wildly out of fucking context, despite the
fact Jackie has had the likes of Jewish Voice For Labour & other Jewish
voices on the political left (including my own) continuously & steadfastly
defending her against the accusations she’s antisemitic, despite the fact that
one of those who was interviewed by Panorama told an outright lie about when
they worked within the Labour Party’s disciplinary unit they had interviewed
Jackie as part of the investigation into the complaint against her when in fact
they’ve never ever fucking met Jackie in any compacity, oh & one small but
kind of important detail which Panorama neglected to mention was that Jackie
was prohibited from speaking in her defence at the disciplinary hearing which
decided upon her expulsion from the Labour Party.
I’d not say I agree with everything Jackie says, but she’s a
friend & if I thought she was antisemitic then she’d not be a friend.
Panorama suggested the reason complaints of antisemitism have
been on the increase since Jeremy Corbyn was elected party leader was due to
there having been an influx into the Labour Party from the radical-left attracted
by Jeremy Corbyn’s firebrand socialist politics. I’d agree that complaints of antisemitism
within the Labour Party have dramatically increased since Jeremy Corbyn became
party leader, but not necessarily due to people on the radical-left being
ignorant in not knowing the difference between the rhetoric of antisemitism
with what’s in fact antisemitic abuse though I don’t deny there might be an
element of this going on, personally I think the reason there’s been a massive
increase in complaints since Jeremy Corbyn became leader is due to a concerted
prozionist campaign because Jeremy Corbyn is greatest champion for Palestinian
justice there’s been as Labour leader thus loudest critic to be Labour leader
of the apartheid regime against the Palestinian people being orchestrated by
the current Israeli government, Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn scares prozionist
interests shitless as it would mean no more British weapons to massacre
innocent Palestinians & possibly wide ranging economic sanctions against
the Israeli government for it’s continuous human rights violations against the
Palestinian people & if a country as prestigious as Britain did such a
thing it would set a precedent which other western nations might follow.
The latest edition of the BBC’s flagship current-affairs program Panorama which investigated whether the Labour Party was antisemitic & thus entitled ‘Is Labour Antisemitic?’, was presented by journalist John Ware & he’s a journalist who has form when it comes to producing hatchet job anti Corbyn hit pieces. During 2015’s Labour leadership election, John Ware presented an edition of Panorama which was nothing but a hatchet job of a hit piece against Jeremy Corbyn just as he was on the cusp of winning that leadership election. The latest ‘Is Labour Antisemitic?’ edition of Panorama presented by John Ware is yet another hatchet job of a hit piece against Jeremy Corbyn & the Labour Party just as if had been produced by the propaganda division of the Israeli government. I did come away from watching the ‘Is Labour Antisemitic?’ edition of Panorama thinking either the Israeli government’s Department of Strategic Affairs & Public Diplomacy which ostensibly is the Israeli government’s propaganda division, had either given assistance in producing this hatchet job of a Panorama edition or the pro-Israeli government propaganda it propagates had a serious influence when it came the direction of spin this edition Panorama was conveying, the reason I thought this was that the ‘Is Labour Antisemitic?’ edition of Panorama had some of the same talking points which The Department For Strategic Affairs & Public Diplomacy propagates, such as Panorama implying the term is Zionist is a form of antisemitic abuse & irksomely implying criticism of the Israeli government is also a form of antisemitism, both of which this Jew disagrees are forms of antisemitism.
The ‘Is Labour Antisemitic?’ edition of Panorama featured Jewish
members of Labour & former Jewish Labour members (some of whom also had
actually been party workers) speaking to camera giving accounts of antisemitic
abuse they’d been subjected to within the Labour Party, some had indeed been
subjected to antisemitism as in what antisemitism truly happens to be which is
hatred of them being Jewish, but I do take issue with some of them implying
& this particular edition of Panorama generally implying that the term ‘Zionist’
is term of antisemitic abuse. The argument is that Zionism is a substitute term
for other derogatory terms which have been used by antisemitic bigots to
describe Jewish people, however I disagree because what Zionism happens to be
is a political ideology & you don’t have to be Jewish to identify as
Zionist for instance both Tory slimeball Michael Gove & far-right criminal
thug Tommy Robinson identify as Zionists & neither are Jewish.
The ‘Is Labour Antisemitic?’ edition of Panorama did
accurately describe what Zionism once was but suspiciously neglected to mention
what Zionism has now become & why the left have an issue with what Zionism
has become. Zionism was the political movement which led to the establishment of
the state of Israel, this form of Zionism I’ve no problems with because for
fucks sake if it hadn’t been for the establishment of Israel I’d not be here
being as my father was Israeli, no seriously if I had been alive 100 or 90
years ago I’d certainly thrown my political weight behind the Zionist movement
for a Jewish homeland as back then Jewish nationalist was about liberation from
colonial powers, but here we are just over 70 years on from the establishment
of the Israeli state & sadly Zionism has become something fascistically
nasty which is why I & many on the political left now have a real issue
with it. Zionism is better understood as a nationalist ideology which like
other nationalist ideologies when they’ve drifted to the extremes of
nationalist ideology, it has long begun to morph into something a kin to fascism
with many of the warning signs of fascism, such as militarism, obsession with national
security & rabid racism which includes treating other ethnic groups as inferior
& scapegoating them for the nation’s problems, all of which is reflected
when it comes Israeli government’s apartheid regime against the Palestinian people
with all the human rights violations & the possible crimes against humanity
which comes with the orchestration of such a racist system of governance.
Is criticising the British or US government racist? The answer is obviously it definitely fucking isn’t, so why does the Israeli government think it’s the fucking exception, well obviously this tactic is to try to circumvent criticism of the Israeli government’s apartheid policies against the Palestinian people by decrying criticism about its racist policies as ‘antisemitism’, the trouble is this doesn’t actually wash with most intelligent people, it only gets propagated by annoying bigoted uber Zionist gobshites. Anyways the Israeli government aren’t any special exception to not being criticised or challenged when it comes to its policies as it’s the democratic right of all people to challenge those in governments about how they are governing over us, it’s only fascists who think differently if they’re in charge of the government of any nation state & then all who are governed over by that government must swear blind unquestioning obedience to that government, I certainly don’t as yet think the Israeli government is fascist but I fear that’s the direction it’s currently travelling & Benjamin Netanyahu is definitely a fascist despot in the making.
What definitely is fascistic are those annoying bigoted uber
Zionist gobshites such as conservative commentator Ben Shapiro who seem to
think you’re not a ‘real Jew’ unless you do as they say which politically amounts
to being prepared to suck the cock of Benjamin Netanyahu in appreciation for massacring
tens upon tens of innocent Palestinian people, err who made these Zionist
gobshites the arbiters of what isn’t & isn’t Jewish, oh I’m sure they’ll
read this article & say I’m not a ‘real Jew’ despite the fact I’m just as
Jewish as they are by the fact my mother was Jewish which has always been what
determined you as a Jew, I’m Jewish get over it & stop telling me how I
ought to be as somebody who’s Jewish because yeah that smacks of fascism to me,
I’ll be Jewish how I damn well fucking please!
I’ve been struggling for the last 24 hours to write about the ‘Is Labour Antisemitic?’ edition of Panorama which the BBC aired on Wednesday evening & It’s not as if I’m suffering from writer’s block or scared of failing to live up to the expectation to deliver an article on a issue which people know is very much my forte.
The problem I’ve been having with writing about the latest
edition of Panorama investigating whether the Labour Party is antisemitic, comes
despite my immediate reaction having watched it when I tweeted that the ‘Is
Labour Antisemitic?’ edition of Panorama was a hatchet job of a hit piece against
Jeremy Corbyn & the Labour Party which smacked of either having assistance
from the propaganda division of the Israeli government or being influenced by
the kind of propaganda they propagated & which in response to I’ve been
repeatedly called a ‘Jew hater’ & an ‘antisemite’ & having my own Jewishness
doubted by bigoted Zionist bigots.
As for actual core problem I’ve had in writing about the ‘Is
Labour Antisemitic?’ edition of Panorama, well its due to it containing Jewish
members of Labour & former Jewish Labour members (some of whom also had
actually been party workers) speaking to camera giving accounts of antisemitic
abuse they’d been subjected to within the Labour Party & some of the
details of the kind of antisemitic abuse they’d been subjected was indeed
unadulterated hatred of them being Jewish, for fucks sake I’m Jewish & a fucking
human being thus sensitive to hurt they were obviously expressing but at the
same time I found myself taking issue with some of these accounts as well as in
general with this edition of Panorama implying that Zionist is a form
antisemitic abuse along with criticising the Israeli government & well the
trouble has been I’ve not wanted to come over as a clumsy insensitive cunt
motherfucker in taking issue with any of the accounts of antisemitism which
with my personal antizionist Jewish perspective I might not consider necessarily
antisemitic particularly as some of those speaking to camera on this edition of
Panorama have suffered mental health problems due to the antisemitic abuse
they’ve been subjected to.
I’m often criticised for being insensitive when in fact I’m
far more sensitive than some might think, but as a friend of mine said in
encouraging me to write this, you’re never going to strike the ‘right balance’ when
writing about a subject such as the Israeli/Palestinian conflicted as I’ve been
trying to do (obviously in vain), you’re always going to fuck somebody off when
writing about this very subject considering both sides in the argument are so
polarised, how fucking true don’t I just know it, oh how fucking true don’t I
just know it from the grief I get from bigoted Zionist dickheads about not
being a ‘Real Jew’ as I won’t suck the cock of Benjamin Netanyahu in applause for
murdering tens upon tens of innocent Palestinians.
Some outside observers might be somewhat bemused as to why two YouTube shitlord heroes of the alt-right might be having something of a ding-dong scrap about going to war with Iran, however what outside observers might not grasp is that alt-right shitlord YouTubers have a tendency to all hate the fuck out of each other which really shouldn’t be any fucking surprise considering they’re all hatemongers thus just full of hate for everything & everyone, plus it’s not as if there aren’t ideological differences amongst the far-right which is what the alt-right happens to be, ‘alt-right’ is a laughable attempt to give the same old horrid far-right an edgy uber cool term but it doesn’t fool me it really is the same old far-right fascistic bullshit hate just a different bullshit label.
When it comes to alright/far-right bullshit, Ben Shapiro represents the more traditional neoconservative position forever in love of bombing the shit out of countries full of Brown people to pillage & plunder those countries of their natural resources in the interests of the Military Industrial Complex, of course this is usually dressed up in bullshit propaganda spin about taking down rogue terrorist states & spreading western values of democracy & liberty which is seriously the biggest horseshit going. When it comes to alright/far-right bullshit, Paul Joseph Watson represents the lesser known (at least this side of the pond) paleoconservative position of non-interventionalist national isolationism, I guess the nearest proponent of this ideology in the mainstream British news media would be Daily Mail columnist Peter Hitchens, however it’s a far more US-centric ideological strain of conservative ideology with proponents such as Pat Buchanan & Ron Paul, but have no illusions that Paul Joseph Watson has any benevolence or love for Johnny Foreigner, he might not want the US or UK to be bombing the shit out of Johnny Foreigner at the same time he’d gladly let Johnny Foreigner starve or go without medical supplies as a consequence of famine or civil war, because as well as being opposed to military intervention in foreign territories the paleoconservative likes of Paul Joseph Watson also oppose the giving of foreign aid on humanitarian grounds, whereas of course lefties like myself will oppose bombing the shit out of countries the Military Industrial Complex want to sink it’s vampirical teeth into we will support the giving of humanitarian-aid to those less fortunate caught up in strife around the globe.
So there you have it, one far-right YouTube shitlord wants to bomb the fuck out of Iran & another far-right YouTube shitlord doesn’t want to bomb the shit out of Iran but would let the Iranian people starve if they were struck by some natural disaster or civil strife. Obvious question would be why should anybody give a shit about what any far-right YouTube shitlord says about war with Iran, well you shouldn’t give a shit about what any YouTube shitlord says about anything, but you really should give a shit about the prospect of war with Iran, because I’m not the only one who’s noticed the mainstream news media here & in the United States are already talking as if we are going to be going to war with Iran & every time I hear Donald Trump say he doesn’t war with Iran the more I’m convinced he does, Democrat presidential candidate Jo Biden is talking about airstrikes on Iran & Tory leadership & UK Prime Ministerial contender Jeremy Hunt has said British forces could join the US in military action against Iran.
It’s not a case of if but when the US/UK will go to war with Iran, the recent attack on western oil tankers in the Persian Gulf by the Iranian military which has ratcheted up tensions between the US/UK & the theocratic regime in Iran somewhat smacks of the Gulf of Tonkin incident which was the prelude to the Vietnam War & definitely will play out as much the same if there are further attacks, but we all know no matter recent worrying developments in the Persian Gulf & particularly in the Strait of Hormuz, war with Iran has been a long-time coming. Anytime conservative columnist Melanie Philips has appeared on the BBC’s Question Time panel over the past decade, she’s taken the opportunity to advocate bombing Iran & I’ve thought same as I do with Ben Shapiro advocating for bombing Iran that it’s propagandist voice of Israeli government paranoia.
Donald Trump, neoconservatives & the mainstream news media
will tell you Iran want nukes to threaten US/UK & the west, however the
real reason has more to with the conservative estimate of about 300 Israeli nuclear
warheads many of which will no doubt be pointing at Iran, in other words Iran
wants to attempt to even up the playing field somewhat by developing nukes of
it’s own. Though I’m no friend of the current Israeli government led by Benjamin
Netanyahu, I do appreciate & being a Jew sympathise with the grievance the
Israeli government have against the Iranian regime when it sponsors a terrorist
group such as Hamas who’s charter stipulates ridding Palestine of all Jews, but
the Israeli government’s orchestration of an apartheid system against the
Palestinian people doesn’t help Israel nor will bombing the shit out of Iran.
We know there is a growing resistance of far more liberally minded Iranian people against the oppressive theocratic regime in Tehran, wouldn’t it be better to be supporting that movement to undermine & overthrow the current odious Iranian regime so it’s the Iranian people who ultimately choose the direction of their nation & not have the US/UK military bomb Iran into being the latest failed state thanks to neoconservative doctrine. It’s not as if the US/UK & NATO military action when it comes to neoconservative bullshit about spreading democracy & liberty has a fabulous track record, you don’t have look too far from Iran to see this you just have to look next door to Iran. Since the illegal invasion of Iraq led by UK/US military forces in 2003 it’s become a quagmire of a non-functioning state, Afghanistan is a non-functioning state despite the NATO occupation, as for NATO’s intervention in Libya well Libya is now a failed state with public slave auctions & you can’t help thinking the Libyan people were better off under the Gaddafi dictatorship, yeah western military invasion has such sterling record of late err fucking NOT! Do we really want to subject the Iranian people to the same fate as the Libyan people me thinks not, but hey there’s always money to be made from war for the Military Industrial Complex so fuck the Iranian people & no you don’t have to be fucking Alex Jones to figure out that US government is very much a puppet of the Military Industrial Complex.
Though I don’t generally do articles by request, but understandably because I’m Jewish, a friend has asked me if I would write about George Galloway being sacked from talkRADIO for allegedly posting an antisemitic tweet & whether I consider what George Galloway posted to be antisemitic as they weren’t sure it was.
I actually share with George Galloway a lifelong allegiance to Celtic F.C & I’m sure Galloway would be just as livid as I would be if Celtic had failed to win a particular piece of silverware & fascistic Rangers supporters had tweeted there wouldn’t be any Irish tricolours hanging from that particular trophy because there are Rangers supporters who seem to think all Celtic supporters waving the Irish tricolour are IRA terrorist supporting Fenian bastards.
In my opinion what Galloway tweeted was racist, but whether it’s specifically antisemitic depends on whether you consider Israel to be the Jewish state, yes many Jews do consider Israel to be the Jewish state, however technically Israel is in fact a secular state & it’s not just Jews who are full-fledged Israeli citizens.
I do consider what Galloway posted to be racist & he conformed it in his interview on Good Morning Britain when he said the Israeli flag is a symbol of apartheid, so essentially Galloway is saying anybody who waves the Israeli flag supports the Israeli government’s persecution of the Palestinian people, talk about a frigging generalisation then some, has it occurred to Galloway there might be many Israeli citizens who despite strongly disagreeing with the policies of Benjamin Netanyahu’s far-right Likud led government are still proud to be Israeli & the Star Of David is just as much part of their identity as it is for any uber Zionist bigot.
Displaying the Israeli flag isn’t the same as displaying a Swastika flag or what use to be the official South African flag during the Apartheid era which was specifically racist in the embolism it displayed, sure uber Zionist bigots have certainly hijacked the Israeli flag, but haven’t the far-right attempted to do likewise here in Britain with the Union Jack & the Star-Spangled-Banner in the United States, is Galloway going to claim anybody in Britain displaying the Union Jack is a far-right extremist & supports Tommy Robinson, is Galloway going to claim any American displaying the Star-Spangled-Banner supports Donald Trump & his Trumpism brand of fascism.
I certainly appreciate the strength of feeling Galloway expresses about apartheid regime the current Israeli government are orchestrating against the Palestinian people & I’ve certainly expressed similar strength of feeling about the persecution of the Palestinian people in articles I posted on Medium, but it’s the Israeli government at fault not football fans at a cup final waving the Israeli flag nor is it every Israeli citizen or every Jew who displays the Star Of David, I mean yesterday when I was at the anti-Trump protest in London I met a fellow Jew who was wearing a Star Of David kippah & who was just much of the rest of us shouting in opposition of the Israeli government’s apartheid persecution of the Palestinian people, so yeah George Galloway fuck off with your sweeping racist generalisations.
Jews in Germany have been warned not to wear kippas in public due to rising antisemitism, kind of worrying I’d say that the German commissioner government commissioner for combating antisemitism is having to advise Jews living in Germany not to wear skullcaps in public due to the level of abuse which they might receive for wearing a symbol of their Jewish faith, actually its more than worrying, it’s frigging alarming considering the history of Germany in regards to antisemitism & that in recent German elections the far-right have made substantial gains.
Jews in Germany being warned they shouldn’t wear a symbol of their Jewish faith in public, it’s the canary in the coalmine (& then some) when it comes to antisemitism & yes this is antisemitism we are talking about not misguided fools & Zionist bigots conflating criticism of the Israeli government for being antisemitic, this is pure unindoctrinated antisemitism which is on the rise across Europe along with racism in general, so this kind of poses the question why is the son of the Israeli Prime Minister tweeting support for some of those far-right politicians in Europe who are encouraging the rise of antisemitism & racism.
So why would Yair Netanyahu be publicly endorsing far-right politicians who espouse blatant antisemitic views & his dad Benjamin as Prime Minister of Israel would be making friends with extremely odious far-right leaders around the globe, well one conspiracy doing the rounds is its in the hope the Jewish diaspora moves to Israel by making it hostile for Jews to live anywhere else, to be honest I kind of think this is somewhat of a bullshit theory, though the Israeli government has long had an open door policy for any Jew wanting to emigrate to Israel there’s been hostility, prejudice & discrimination towards those Jews who aren’t of White European descent. Maybe Netanyahu would like those European Jews who are independently wealthy to move to Israel, but what about the majority who aren’t because despite antisemitic conspiracy theories about us Jews controlling the world economy, most of us aren’t wealthy in fact I’m perpetually broke, bet when it comes to Jews living in my lowly economic class that Netanyahu & his government are just like every other rightwing government on the issue of immigration. I’ve heard in the past conspiracy theories about how back in the 1950s Mossad had agents burn down synagogues in North African countries which have majority Arab populations as means of scaring Jews to move to Israel which at the time was a newly established nation wanting to bolster its population & I’ve consistently heard this conspiracy theory being propagated by funny enough Alex Jones & other out & out antisemitic bigots, which is another reason why I think it bullshit that Netanyahu would be wanting to encourage hate towards Jews in Europe to get them to move to Israel.
I don’t want Jews to feel as if they need to move Israel to express their Jewish faith freely without the fear of antisemitic abuse, no Jew should be prevented from expressing their Jewishness unless it infringes upon the rights of others to about their business etc & that goes for Muslims & Christians also Sikhs or Hindus or Buddhist monks or well you get my drift. I might be a Jewish atheist socialist, but foremost I’m a secularist & thus will staunchly support the right of any person to practice their religious beliefs freely with the obvious caveat they respect secular law & don’t persecute others who don’t believe in whatever it is they do or use their religious belief as an excuse for bigotry against any section of society.
I’m so sick & tired of men telling Muslim women not to wear a burka or a hijab, it might amaze some men to learn that the vast majority of Muslim women actually CHOOSE to wear a burka or a hijab & it should be the choice of any Muslim woman what they should wear. Telling Muslim women what & what not to wear isn’t just Islamophobic but misogynistic as it is telling any women what they ought to wear, but hey hate is the bottom line with the far-right whether it’s antisemitism or Islamophobia or misogyny, its always just about hating some other group of people.
So the Netherlands won Eurovision, well at least the Netherlands are a country who have far more respect for human rights then Israel where this year’s Eurovision was being staged, I mean the Netherlands were one of the first countries in the world which recognised same-sex-marriage & decriminalised marijuana, all good liberal stuff as far as I’m concerned, what was also good was that it was the LGBTQ community who led the way in boycotting last night’s Eurovision Song Contest in protest to Israeli apartheid state against the Palestinian people, my friend Jennie Kermode is a massive Eurovision fan who has never missed watching it but apart from having utter shite taste in musical entertainment she’s a first rate advocate for LGBTQ equality & human rights & last night was the first time ever she had ever missed Eurovision because there are certain lines she’s not prepared to cross, yeah feelings were pretty strong as they should be about Eurovision being staged in a country whose government is essentially conducting ethnic cleansing & post Eurovision people need to keep up expressing & protesting what the government of Benjamin Netanyahu are doing to the Palestinian people.
Oh before any militant Zionist bigot accuses me of holding Israel to a higher standard than any country which is a tactic of theirs to try make out those of us who criticise the Israeli government are hypocrites, I’d point out that if Russia had won last night’s Eurovision thus gotten to stage it next year then I’d be leading the campaign to boycott next year’s Eurovision, hmm I wonder if Eurovision had been staged in Russia & Madonna had sung as atrociously out of tune as she did last night whether Vladimir Putin would have ensured there was radioactive dust sprinkled in with parmesan cheese on next spag bog she ate. Palestinians being persecuted for being Palestinians, hey it didn’t stop Madonna from being a money grabbing whore, okay you could say the Israelis didn’t get their money’s worth with her woeful performance, but that’s not the point & the point is by Madonna appearing at last night’s Eurovision it was giving legitimacy to an Apartheid state & for those of us of a certain age this is very reminiscent of Sun City.
Regardless of Israel being an Apartheid state, there’s the old argument about what the fuck is Israel doing in Eurovision as its not geographically in Europe, yeah well neither is Australia & there was an Australian participant in Eurovision, ah talking of Australia there was a general election down under yesterday & the Liberal/National coalition was re-elected (the Liberal Party being equivalent to the Tories in Britain yeah I know frigging weird), this was somewhat of a surprise to all as from the opinion polls ahead of the election the Australian Labor Party had looked odds on to be elected to power & considering there’s been a recent trend of the left doing well in similar Commonwealth countries such as New Zealand & Canada, well maybe this should be a warning for Jeremy Corbyn & Labour back here in Britain not to get complacent in thinking the electorate will just vote Labour because they’ve gotten fed up with the Tories.