Stella rossa sull'Europa        
"Buongiorno, Anne. Buon anno".
"Buongiorno, Valentin. Buon anno anche a te. Novità?"
"Sì. Un nuovo arrivo. Sabato notte. Hai il colloquio già fissato per le undici. Trovi tutti i dettagli in agenda".
Anne Dupont, psicologa del Centro di Prima Accoglienza di Calais, entrò nel suo ufficio, accese il terminale e consultò la sua agenda elettronica.

Lunedì 5 gennaio 2011, ore 11,00. Colloquio con Monsieur Philip Brasser. Cittadino britannico. Età 38. Celibe. Operazione di salvataggio in mare, Canale della Manica, acque internazionali, 3 gennaio u.s. Condizioni fisiche buone. Non parla francese. Attribuzione provvisoria: codice blu.

Bene, pensò Anne. Un rifugiato politico. Iniziare l'anno nuovo con un codice blu era di buon auspicio. Il colloquio era di lì a due ore. Non c'erano altri impegni per la giornata. Completò con calma alcuni referti clinici iniziati la settimana precedente, fece una partita a Tetris, chattò con alcuni amici in Internet. Quando fu il momento, si aggiustò il make-up e si recò in sala colloqui.

Era una stanza non troppo ampia, arredata come un normale studio specialistico ma con qualche accorgimento per mettere gli ospiti a proprio agio: colori pastello, luci soffuse, lettino basso, comoda poltrona. Su quest'ultima, di fronte alla scrivania della dottoressa, era già seduto il signor Brasser.

"Good morning, Mr. Brasser. Prima di tutto, come sta?"
La domanda non era solo formale. L'uomo appariva molto provato. I tanti capelli bianchi, la pelle del viso magro solcata da numerose rughe, le profonde occhiaie dietro le lenti spesse, lo facevano sembrare più vecchio di dieci anni rispetto alla sua età anagrafica. Al posto degli abiti che indossava al momento del suo salvataggio, fradici e inservibili, gli avevano fornito un nuovo completo, che era tuttavia di due numeri più largo e accentuava la gracilità del suo fisico. Gli tremavano le mani.
Quegli scafisti maledetti, pensò Anne.
"Adesso sto meglio, grazie. Certo, suppongo che la notte passata all'addiaccio su quel canotto non abbia migliorato granché la mia cera. Ma ho fatto una buona dormita, qui da voi, e la vostra cucina è ottima". La sua voce era ferma, con una sfumatura d'ironia. "Solamente, non sono riuscito a procurarmi neppure una sigaretta, dottoressa..."
"Dupont. Ma può chiamarmi Anne. Temo che non ne troverà neppure in futuro. Nell'Unione non se ne producono più. Fino a qualche tempo fa, le importavamo dal suo paese".
"Oh, già, ora ricordo. Le esportazioni cessarono sei anni fa. Troppo pochi fumatori, qui da voi. Non c'era abbastanza profitto. Lo so perché all'epoca lavoravo in un'agenzia di rating".
"Lei è analista finanziario?"
Il signor Brasser rise. "No. Laureato in agraria. Da Troody's ero operatore al call center. Ogni grande compagnia ha il suo. E' la mansione che ho sempre svolto, durante tutta la mia carriera. Ho lavorato per almeno trenta società diverse, ogni volta per non più di sei mesi. Si imparano tante cose, sa?"
"Non ho dubbi. Ma veniamo al punto. Lei ha chiesto lo status di rifugiato politico. Data la sua provenienza, certamente la sua richiesta sarà accettata. Lei diventerà fra breve, a tutti gli effetti, cittadino dell'Unione delle Repubbliche Socialiste d'Europa. Già adesso, comunque, lei è libero di circolare in tutto il territorio dell'Unione, ed eventualmente anche di tornare da dove è venuto..."
"No grazie! Non ci tengo affatto".
"Dicevo per dire. In genere, qui da noi i rifugiati si integrano abbastanza in fretta. Tuttavia, non si può escludere che, all'inizio, lei si trovi un po' spaesato. Il nostro sistema sociale è molto diverso da quello da cui lei proviene. A sua richiesta, lei può fruire di adeguata assistenza psicologica e culturale, per superare eventuali difficoltà di adattamento. In questa fase iniziale, se vuole, mi consideri pure come suo referente".
"Oh. E quanto dura questa... fase iniziale?"
"Può finire anche subito, se crede. L'unico suo obbligo, se intende rimanere nell'Unione, è di iscriversi nelle liste di collocamento e nelle graduatorie per gli alloggi. Non credo che le sarà difficile trovare un lavoro e una casa. Se lei non ha esigenze particolari, penso che troverà una sistemazione accettabile nel giro di un paio di settimane. Fino ad allora, comunque, può rimanere qui, o spostarsi in una delle altre strutture di prima accoglienza nel territorio dell'Unione".
"Sembra magnifico. Dov'è la fregatura?"
"Ecco. Era proprio ciò che intendevo. Non c'è nessuna fregatura, per quanto lei sia abituato a pensare che debba per forza esserci. Non pretendo che lei mi creda. Presto se ne accorgerà da sé".

Non c'erano straordinari da fare, quel giorno. Alle tredici, Anne spense il computer, salutò i colleghi che arrivavano per il turno pomeridiano e, senza passare dalla mensa, prese l'elio-tram che, serpeggiando silenziosamente lungo la costa, la portò a casa sua in dieci minuti. Era una magnifica giornata di sole. Il mare era inusualmente calmo, in quei giorni. Una fortuna, per Brasser. Aveva evitato il triste destino di tanti boat-people che partivano clandestinamente dalla riva inglese ma non riuscivano a raggiungere i nostri mezzi di soccorso nelle acque internazionali.

Anne abitava da sola. Si preparò un leggero pranzo macrobiotico, poi un caffé d'orzo. Accese la radio; la spense. Si guardò nello specchio del soggiorno. Sorrise. Tutto sommato, si piaceva. Si chiese come sarebbe stato il suo sembiante, alla sua età, se anziché in Europa continentale fosse vissuta in quell'inferno che doveva essere Londra. I profughi le avevano raccontato storie orribili. Inquinamento, degrado. Se andava bene, orari lavorativi di dieci o dodici ore. Altrimenti, la disoccupazione, l'emarginazione e la pazzia. Oppure, per una ristretta minoranza, la ricchezza e il potere, ma a costo di rinunciare a qualsiasi barlume d'umanità. Un'altra forma di follia, in fondo.

Mercoledì 7 gennaio, ore 10,00. Secondo colloquio con Monsieur Brasser.

Quella mattina l'aspetto di Mr. Brasser era molto migliorato. Anne glielo disse.
"Grazie, Dottoressa. Lei è gentile quanto bella".
Anne Dupont ignorò il complimento.
"Se ho chiesto un nuovo colloquio" continuò Brasser, "non è per ottenere assistenza psicologica".
"Davvero? E perché, allora?"
"Ho due domande da porle".
"Le risponderò, se posso. Ma prima, permetta che le faccia io una domanda. Cosa sa, lei, dell'Unione?"
"Poco, in realtà. So che dapprima ci fu la Rivoluzione d'Ottobre, in Russia, nel 1917. Poi, tra il '18 e il '20, il capitalismo fu abbattuto in Germania, in Ungheria e in Italia. In rapida successione, tutte le colonie europee in Asia e in Africa conquistarono l'indipendenza. L'India nel 1925, la Cina nel '27, e così via. Poco dopo fu la volta dell'Algeria e del Marocco, e a quel punto la rivoluzione scoppiò anche in Francia e in Spagna. Alla fine degli anni '30, tutta l'Europa continentale era socialista.
Frattanto, il crollo di Wall Street nel 1929 aveva gettato l'America nella crisi più nera. Le elezioni presidenziali del 1940 furono vinte da Charles Lindbergh, un fanatico antisemita che instaurò negli U.S.A. una dittatura razzista, appoggiata dal grande capitale. Presto quel regime si circondò di una serie di stati-satellite che coprivano tutta l'America del Sud e del Nord.
Negli anni '80, quelle dittature iniziarono ad implodere, dapprima in America Latina e poi in Canada. Quando nel 1989 cadde il Muro di Tijuana, finalmente il capitalismo crollò negli stessi Stati Uniti. Da allora, secondo la nostra propaganda, il Regno Unito di Gran Bretagna è rimasto l'ultimo baluardo del libero mercato e della civiltà, contro la barbarie socialista che ha travolto tutto il resto del globo. Questo è quanto".
"Bene - disse la dottoressa - a parte la faccenda del baluardo, il quadro storico è corretto. Non le sarà stato facile ricostruirlo..."
"No, infatti. Da noi, formalmente, la cultura è libera, e ognuno può leggere ciò che vuole. Si possono prendere in prestito, nelle poche biblioteche rimaste, anche testi di Marx o di Lenin, e persino di Fabio Volo. Non è vietato. Di fatto, però, ci sono materie che non conviene approfondire troppo. Se si viene a sapere che lei fa certe letture e che ha determinate idee (e si viene a sapere sempre), non speri di trovare lavoro tanto facilmente. Io me la sono cavata con i call center, solo perché le mie origini non sono troppo umili. Quando avevo vent'anni, i miei riuscirono persino a mandarmi all'università. Certo, oggi non potrei più frequentarla. Da allora le rette sono decuplicate."
"Ah, lei ha letto Fabio Volo? Complimenti. Da noi, molti lo considerano un autore troppo difficile".
"Sì, è molto rigoroso e denso, ma se si ha tempo da dedicargli, è un pensatore affascinante. Le consiglio la Critica del tempo unidimensionale, se non l'ha ancora letta. A me ha aperto la mente. In realtà, uno dei motivi per cui mi sono deciso ad espatriare è che anche studiare per conto proprio da noi è diventato impossibile. Troppo costoso, da quando il dizionario è stato privatizzato".
"Il dizionario?"
"Sì. Tutti i sostantivi che iniziano per vocale appartengono alla Mircosoft. Quelli che iniziano per consonante sono del gruppo Murdogh. Gli avverbi sono di Merdaset, e così via. Per leggere o per usare comunque le parole bisogna pagare il noleggio ai legittimi proprietari. Quando lei scrive una e-mail, oppure quando chatta o quando telefona, un sistema di contatori automatici calcola la cifra e l'addebita sul suo conto. Ottimo sistema, fra l'altro, per controllare i contenuti della comunicazione. Io, per esempio, ho fatto quindici giorni di carcere per uso illecito di marchio registrato, la volta che in una mia mail ho scritto che la Cocca Colla mi faceva schifo".
"Senta, Mr. Brasser. Quali sono i suoi progetti? Cosa intende fare, ora che è venuto qui da noi?"
"Primo, togliermi una curiosità che mi ha tormentato a lungo. Ed è la prima delle due domande che volevo farle, si ricorda?"
La dottoressa Dupont sbuffò. "Va bene. Spari".
"La domanda è: perché non ci avete invaso? Come avete potuto lasciarci a mollo in quella fogna?"
Anne si appoggiò sullo schienale della sedia. "Beh, alcuni partiti in seno all'Internazionale erano per dichiarare guerra. Ma infine prevalse l'idea che il socialismo non può essere imposto con i carri armati. Se ci avessero attaccato, ci saremmo difesi. Per fortuna non accadde. Oggi, poi, molti sostengono che una pluralità di sistemi sociali diversi non è necessariamente un male. In India, in Giappone e in Sud America, dove la transizione al comunismo è molto avanzata, stanno già smantellando le strutture dello Stato, per sostituirle con vari tipi di organizzazione non statuale. In Europa e in Africa ci troviamo ancora nella fase socialista, in vari stadi di sviluppo a seconda dei territori. Forse è bene che ci siano delle zone dove ancora vige il capitalismo."
"Sarà un bene per voi, che ci osservate dall'esterno come se fossimo allo zoo! Ma per noi che siamo in gabbia è un altro discorso".
"Lei ora non è più in gabbia. Comunque, mi sembra che il suo atteggiamento nei confronti del suo paese d'origine sia un po' troppo negativo, non crede?"
"Mi dica lei cosa ci vede di bello, in quel letamaio", ribatté Brasser.
"Beh, che so... Avete una scena musicale molto vivace. Un sacco di gruppi pop, rock, punk, post-punk... Wim Wenders ci ha fatto anche un film. Poi, comunque, il vostro sistema ha ancora una base di consenso popolare".
"Si riferisce a West End London Social Club, vero? Quel film mi dà la nausea! Le televisioni del regime lo replicano senza tregua. L'unico film d'autore trasmesso in prima serata, e senza interruzioni pubblicitarie."
"Ecco, ad esempio - lo interruppe la dottoressa - Perché lei parla di televisioni di regime? Da voi ci sono sei o sette canali, se non sbaglio, tutti privati e in concorrenza fra loro..."
"... e trasmettono tutti le stesse schifezze. Non si distinguono l'uno dall'altro. Anne, lei non ha capito: da noi l'economia è allo sfascio, la società è in piena decadenza, la cultura è morta e sepolta. L'unica attività che va a gonfie vele è la manipolazione del consenso per mezzo dei mass-media. Quella è l'unica industria che non conosce crisi!"
"Non volevo farla arrabbiare. Si calmi. Lei ora è al sicuro. Andrà tutto bene. Respiri profondamente, e mi faccia la seconda domanda che voleva pormi".
"Mi scusi. La domanda è questa. Lei è libera stasera? Ho letto sul giornale che in un cinema d'essai a Dunkerque proiettano L'Atalante di Jean Vigo. E' una vita che desidero vedere quel film, e mi chiedevo se... lei volesse venire con me a vederlo, ecco."


Pubblicato su Evulon in due puntate: la prima il 7 gennaio 2011 qui, e la seconda il 12 gennaio 2011, qui.
          La rivoluzione russa        
La mattina del 20 settembre 1871, il Maestro Franz Liszt si esercitava al pianoforte nello studio della sua sontuosa magione di campagna vicino Budapest, quando fu interrotto da un confuso e concitato vociare proveniente dal portone d'ingresso.

"Che succede, Pierre?" chiese mentre raggiungeva il suo maggiordomo, il quale, bloccando con il suo corpo l'accesso alla casa, stava palesemente cercando di convincere un ospite indesiderato ad andarsene.

Quando Liszt, avvicinatosi dietro le spalle del suo domestico, poté scorgere l'aspetto dell'intruso (un uomo sui sessant'anni, calvo, barbuto, che sembrava assai malmesso, ma parlava un francese forbito con marcato accento parigino), quest'ultimo troncò subito, lasciando una frase a metà, il suo litigio con Pierre e, volgendo speranzoso lo sguardo al padrone di casa, così lo apostrofò:

"Maestro Liszt! Maestro! Vi prego, degnatevi di concedere udienza ad un vostro grande ammiratore, giunto or ora dalla Francia solo per avere l'inestimabile onore di fare la Vostra conoscenza!"

"Padrone!" diceva intanto il maggiordomo, "lasciate che cacci via a calci nel sedere questo vagabondo che pretende di farsi ricevere da Voi! E' inaudito! Come se qualsiasi pitocco potesse..."

"Va bene, Pierre, lascia pure entrare Monsieur... di grazia, come vi chiamate?"

Il viso dello strano ospite si rasserenò. "Mi chiamo Eugène Pottier. Da Parigi. Poeta. Per servirvi. Sapevo che avreste... oh, grazie, mille grazie, Maestro!"

"Potete chiamarmi semplicemente Padre. Come forse saprete, non sono che un umile servitore di Santa Romana Chiesa... Ma accomodatevi nel mio studio, ve ne prego, e raccontatemi di voi..." diceva Liszt mentre accompagnava il suo ammiratore lungo il corridoio. "Venite da Parigi, avete detto?", qui il musicista scoccò uno sguardo sospettoso sul suo interlocutore. "E dove siete diretto, se posso..."

Mentre Liszt tornava a sedersi al suo pianoforte, Pottier si accomodò su un'ampia poltrona disposta in modo da fronteggiare il lato destro dello strumento. Come in una sala da concerto, pensò Pottier un po' a disagio. "Maestro, cioè scusatemi, Padre. Avete già capito. Sono un combattente della Comune. Sono in esilio, ramingo per l'Europa, da ormai quattro mesi. Ma non voglio annoiarvi con il racconto delle mie tribolazioni. Sono venuto qui, attratto dalla vostra fama di grande artista e di uomo già attento alla questione sociale, perché ho un testo, da me composto, che vorrei chiedervi di porre in musica".

Ci furono alcuni secondi di silenzio, durante i quali le palpebre di Liszt si aprirono e si chiusero spasmodicamente per una ventina di volte. "Monsieur Pottier... vi rendete conto, spero, del rischio a cui state esponendo voi stesso e me. Mi è difficile comprendere come siate potuto giungere fin qui dalla Francia. Ma, che la vostra sia stata fortuna o incoscienza, sappiate che la polizia asburgica non è affatto indulgente con quelli come voi, né con chi dà loro rifugio."

Pottier si raddrizzò sulla poltrona. "Né fortuna, né incoscienza, Monsieur Liszt. Siamo stati sconfitti, è vero. Ma abbiamo compagni ovunque, pronti a dare il loro silenzioso contributo alla Causa. E' grazie alla loro solidarietà che sono riuscito a sopravvivere e ad arrivare a voi. La musica che porto con me" - a questo punto Pottier tirò fuori da una tasca della giacca un fascicolo spiegazzato, ingiallito e sgualcito, e lo tese a Liszt - "mi induce a confidare anche nella vostra solidarietà".

Sempre più stupito, ma senza offuscare la politezza dei suoi modi da gentiluomo, il musicista prese l'opuscolo che lo strano visitatore gli porgeva. Era uno spartito a stampa che recava sopra il pentagramma il titolo Lyon e il motto: Vivre en travaillant, ou mourir en combattant. Che si potrebbe tradurre, a un dipresso: Vivere del proprio lavoro, o morire combattendo.

"Dove l'avete trovata?" chiese subito Liszt. "Questa composizione non fa più parte della raccolta delle mie opere. Non viene più ristampata da..."

"Dal 1837" lo interruppe Pottier. "Me la regalò mio padre, il giorno del mio ventunesimo compleanno. Mi spiegò che un grande musicista l'aveva composta per celebrare il ricordo della rivolta degli operai disoccupati di Lione. Mi disse: se vuoi davvero fare l'artista, prendi esempio, figlio mio, e ricordati sempre da quale parte della barricata devi stare!"

Liszt guardò fisso il suo ospite, che ricambiava lo sguardo con fermezza. Poi sospirò. "Monsieur Pottier, i tempi sono cambiati. Persino quella testa calda del mio amico Wagner se n'è reso conto, ed è passato (come direste voi) dall'altra parte della barricata. L'epoca delle rivoluzioni è finita. Per sempre. Anche voialtri, col vostro folle tentativo laggiù in Francia, lo avete dimostrato. Datemi retta: la vostra cosiddetta questione sociale non ha alcuna soluzione. Non su questa terra, almeno. La sola cosa che posso fare per voi è scrivere due righe al priore del convento francescano che si trova a una lega da qui. E' mio amico. Vi darà ricetto e ospitalità, fino al giorno in cui Dio, nella Sua infinita misericordia, illuminerà la vostra mente, come già fece con la mia. Allora anche voi comprenderete, e vi rassegnerete alla Sua volontà".

Pottier rimase in silenzio. Poi fece per rimettere in tasca l'altro foglio di carta che ne aveva tratto poco prima e che stava per consegnare al grande musicista. Ma gli tremava la mano e, senza che lui se ne accorgesse, il foglio cadde per terra. Infine disse: "Bene, Monsieur Liszt. Vi chiedo scusa per l'incomodo e per il rischio che vi ho fatto correre. Mi ero sbagliato sul vostro conto. Ora non vi importunerò ulteriormente e, col vostro permesso, riprenderò il mio viaggio."

Stava per uscire senz'altro dallo studio di Liszt, ma quest'ultimo lo richiamo: "Aspettate, Monsieur Pottier. Non fatemi il torto di rifiutare la mia ospitalità, almeno sino a domattina... Tra poco sarà servita la colazione. Frattanto, accomodatevi, e siate così gentile da attendere che abbia finito i miei esercizi. Fra l'altro, suono meglio quando ho un pubblico ad ascoltarmi. Posso chiedervi inoltre, nuovamente, qual è la meta del vostro viaggio?"

Eugène Pottier si risedette. "Credo che andrò in Russia. C'è molto lavoro da fare, laggiù".

"In Russia!?" esclamò Liszt. Stava per aggiungere: voi siete pazzo, ma si trattenne. "Voi non sapete quel che dite! Ogni giorno, ogni giorno lo Zar incarcera, spedisce in Siberia o manda sul patibolo gente come voi! Ecco, guardate" - Liszt prese in fretta dallo scrittoio una rivista - "guardate questo giornale che mi è arrivato ieri da San Pietroburgo. Sapete leggere il cirillico? Ecco l'elenco dei terroristi che sono stati impiccati il mese scorso per avere cospirato contro la monarchia: Rodion Raskolnikov, Nikolaj Stavrogin, Aleksandr Uljanov... Va avanti per un'intera pagina! E voi volete andare in Russia?"

Pottier ribatté con calma: "Terroristi, avete detto? Uhm... no, non è questa la strada. Noi vinceremo, ma seguendo un altro cammino."

"Ah, sì? E quale, se mi è concesso chiederlo?

"Non lo so. Forse la strada non c'è. Ma so che c'è da camminare".

Liszt sospirò. Guardò Pottier. Poi guardò il giornale russo. Poi guardò il suo pianoforte. Infine ci si sedette e, senza dire niente, attaccò a suonarlo.

Suonava già da un quarto d'ora, e le tortuose armonie della Sonata in si minore si dipanavano con sicurezza sotto le sue dita, come un filo di lana in un labirinto, quando Liszt sentì un suono inconfondibile provenire dalla poltrona del poeta. Liszt portò a termine l'esecuzione della Sonata, poi si alzò dal pianoforte e risistemò delicatamente il poggiatesta imbottito sotto la tempia di Pottier. Quest'ultimo smise di russare, ma non si svegliò. Poi il musicista si chinò a raccogliere il foglio di carta che era caduto dalla tasca di Pottier. Si risedé al pianoforte e lo lesse. Era scritto in versi e iniziava così:

"Debout, les damnés de la terre
Debout, les forçats de la faim!
La raison tonne en son cratère
C'est l'éruption de la fin.
Du passé faisons table rase.
Foules, esclaves, debout, debout!
Le monde va changer de base.
Nous ne sommes rien, soyons tout!"


Il poema andava avanti su questo tono per un'altra decina di strofe. Liszt lo lesse con attenzione. Poi sbuffò forte col naso, mise il foglio da parte e si rimise al piano. Attaccò a suonare una sua composizione che s'intitolava Funérailles. Si interruppe dopo poche battute. Poi, per la prima volta dopo decenni, dalla cassa armonica rintoccarono le possenti note iniziali di Lyon. Ma anche questa esecuzione fu lasciata a metà.

Liszt si prese la faccia tra le mani. Cosa gli stava succedendo?

Infine il musicista sembrò distendersi. Riprese in mano il foglio con la poesia di Pottier e lo pose sul leggìo. Iniziò ad improvvisare. Si udì una melodia piuttosto bella, allo stesso tempo vivace e solenne, in ritmo giambico. (Molto tempo dopo, qualcuno l'avrebbe descritta come una via di mezzo fra Oh, my darling Clementine e La cucaracha).

Subito iniziò a variare. Mentre un ritmo lento, profondo e pauroso rombava nella parte sinistra della tastiera, la melodia si trasformò in un canto popolare slavo che sembrava provenire dall'inizio dei tempi.
Poi il ritmo si fece più veloce, incalzante e sincopato, come di tamburi africani, mentre la melodia, stranamente deformata in semitoni, diede l'allucinante impressione di provenire non più da un pianoforte, ma da una tromba con sordina, o da qualche altro strano strumento a fiato non ancora inventato.

Poi ancora la stessa melodia, resa esile, sottile e tintinnante, si stagliò nelle zone alte della tastiera, sullo sfondo di colpi molto distanziati, come di un gong, che provenivano dalla mano sinistra. Senza soluzione di continuità, questo tintinnio si tramutò nel canto di un muezzin. Poi fu come se, prodigiosamente, tutte queste versioni della stessa identica melodia risuonassero insieme. Pottier, che nel frattempo si era svegliato, non credeva ai propri occhi. Le mani di Liszt si muovevano ad una velocità sovrumana, producendo una fittissima gragnuola di note di ogni altezza, che scemava e poi di nuovo s'intensificava, fino a scoppiare in un'onda di energia di terrificante violenza. Infine, mentre le ultime risonanze dell'esplosione ancora si dissolvevano, la melodia iniziale ritornò piano, semplice ed infantile, lenta, simile ad un carillon che suonasse una ninna-nanna.

La straordinaria esibizione di Liszt aveva intanto richiamato tutta la sua servitù, che si era raccolta ad ascoltare in un piccolo drappello dietro la porta dello studio: erano anni che non lo sentivano suonare a quel modo. Fra di loro, c'era una famigliola composta da una giovane coppia con la loro bambina di tre anni.

"Hai sentito, Sandor?" disse la moglie. "Tu dicevi che il vecchio si era ormai completamente rincitrullito..."

"Sì, Hannah, te lo confermo: il vecchio si è totalmente rimbecillito. Ma per sua fortuna, le mani ce le ha ancora buone. Vieni, Milena!" prese in braccio la sua figlioletta, "ascolta. Un giorno anche tu dovrai suonare così".

Pubblicato il 7 ottobre 2010, qui: http://www.evulon.net/news.php?extend.3549


          Radici        
"Sai" dico, "sono scaduti i diritti d'autore sulle opere di Freud".
E' domenica e sono le nove del mattino. Anna sa che, prima di colazione, non sono in grado di dire nulla che abbia un senso compiuto. Se è di buon umore, mi asseconda nel mio delirio. Oggi è di buon umore.
"Perché?", mi risponde. "Vuoi cominciare a tradurre Freud?"
"Magari. Purtroppo non so il tedesco. No, è per spiegare come mai mi sono alzato così presto. Ieri pomeriggio sono entrato in libreria e ho visto che la Newton Compton ha pubblicato questa edizione economica del saggio di Freud su Mosè..."
"Quello sul Mosè di Michelangelo? Ma non l'avevi già letto?"
"No, non quello sulla statua. E' una monografia proprio su Mosè il personaggio biblico. E' l'ultima grande opera di Freud, pubblicata nel 1938, un anno prima della morte. Non l'avevo ancora letta, perché l'edizione Bollati Boringhieri costa una barbarità e non mi andava di prenderla in prestito in biblioteca. Sai, i libri di Freud sono di quelli che voglio possedere. Comunque niente, ieri l'ho comprato e l'ho finito proprio poco fa. Senza zucchero, il tuo caffellatte, vero?"
"Tre cucchiaini, grazie".
"Mi prendi in giro?"
"Certo. Ma raccontami un po' questo libro, sono curiosa. E' assurdo come l'altro, quello sulla statua di Michelangelo? Quello dove Mosè, di ritorno dal Sinai, vedeva il suo popolo adorare il vitello d'oro, s'incazzava e stava per spezzare le tavole della legge, ma subito si tratteneva, e proprio in quel momento Michelangelo era lì che lo 'fotografava' con lo scalpello, e dietro un cespuglio c'era il professor Freud, col suo taccuino, che analizzava l'intera performance..."
"Dai, non essere così cattiva. Diciamo che, in quel saggio, Freud ha dato una sua interpretazione, un po' audace, di una celebre scultura rinascimentale. Comunque anche W. H. Auden, in una sua poesia, ha scritto che Freud a volte era assurdo e che ciò non diminuisce affatto la sua grandezza".
"Sarà. Intanto neppure il tuo Freud è riuscito a spiegare ad Auden la verità sull'amore".
"Tesoro! La verità sull'amore non la conosce nessuno. Tranne tu ed io, naturalmente".
"Naturalmente. Ma non mi hai ancora detto cos'ha di tanto speciale questo libro, che ti ha buttato giù dal letto poco dopo l'alba".
"E' presto detto. Hai presente Mosè, no? Il patriarca, il fondatore della religione ebraica, il profeta che guidò il suo popolo nell'esodo dall'Egitto verso la Palestina, che ricevette da Dio i dodici comandamenti, eccetera. Bene, Freud sostiene che Mosè, in realtà, non era affatto ebreo. Era egiziano".
"Ma va'?"
"Proprio così. Secondo Freud, Mosè era un nobile, o forse un alto sacerdote egiziano, seguace del dio Aton. Come ricorderai, il faraone Akhenaton aveva tentato di introdurre in Egitto il monoteismo, sostituendo al culto degli dèi la religione dell'unico dio solare Aton. Ma la sua riforma religiosa, molto avanzata per quei tempi, non ebbe fortuna. Quando Akhenaton morì, il politeismo riprese il sopravvento in Egitto. Il clero, che era stato represso ed esautorato da Akhenaton, morto il faraone, si vendicò ferocemente. Fu una reazione terribile: tutte le tracce del culto di Aton furono spazzate via. Persino il nome Aton fu cancellato dai monumenti".
"Sì, mi ricordo. Anche il faraone Tutankh-Aton, il giovane erede di Akhenaton, dovette cambiare nome, riconvertirsi alla vecchia religione e chiamarsi Tutankhamon. E forse neanche questo bastò a salvargli la vita, poverino! Probabilmente lo ammazzarono e lo chiusero nella tomba con quella bellissima maschera funebre tutta d'oro..."
"...quella che abbiamo visto cinque anni fa al museo del Cairo..."
"... durante il nostro viaggio di nozze. A proposito, fra poco è il nostro anniversario, Tato. Dove andiamo a festeggiarlo?"
"Mah, in Egitto ci siamo già stati. Ti porto a Vienna, a visitare la casa di Freud?".
"Anche a Vienna ci sono già stata".
"Ma io no. Comunque, stavo dicendo: Mosè era un fedele del dio Aton. La nuova religione gli piaceva proprio, e non si rassegnò alla restaurazione politeista. Era in contatto con questa popolazione di nomadi, che vivevano nel deserto, ai margini della società egiziana, chiamati Habiru...".
"Gli Ebrei?"
"Proprio loro. Mosè ne fece il suo popolo. Li convertì alla religione monoteista, diede loro nuove leggi, insegnò loro tutto ciò che sapeva, e li condusse con sé nell'esodo fuori dall'Egitto, verso la terra promessa."
"Ciumbia! Sembra una puntata di Voyager. Quali altre sensazionali rivelazioni ci sono, nel tuo libro? Nel senso: Mosè era egiziano, e poi? Shakespeare era siciliano? Le sinfonie di Mozart le ha scritte un veneto? Atlantide altro non era che la Sardegna? E qualcosa sul Graal? Non dirmi che non c'è niente sul Graal. Cioè, scusa, Tato, ma è una teoria un po' delirante..."
"Sshh! Se ridi così forte, svegli la bambina. Sì, hai ragione, è delirante. Proprio in ciò consiste la genialità di Freud. Lui ragionava come i suoi pazienti. Altrimenti non sarebbe mai riuscito a guarirli, no? Tramite lui, la Follia torna a parlare, dopo tre secoli di censura... E lascia perdere Voyager: non c'entra niente. Freud credeva in ciò che diceva, e non gli interessava fare audience".
"Boh. Ma li guariva, i suoi pazienti?"
"Certo che li guariva! Guarda, mi hai fatto talmente arrabbiare che mi sono mangiato tutti i pistokeddos".
"I savoiardi di Atlantide? Ma se te ne mangi un'intera confezione ogni mattina. Sei forte, Tato. Però spiegami una cosa. Allora, siamo nel 1938. Mezza Europa è sotto dittature fasciste, Hitler sta per annettersi l'Austria, lo stesso Freud deve scappare a Londra per sfuggire alla persecuzione, e in questa situazione tragica per il suo popolo, il professore non trova di meglio che pubblicare un libro dove sostiene che il fondatore dell'ebraismo non era ebreo? A me pare una mezza vigliaccata, non capisco come fai a parlarne con tutto questo entusiasmo".
"Ma caspita, Anna, è proprio questo il punto! Senti: chi ha vinto le ultime elezioni?"
"Non capisco cosa c'entra".
"Come, che c'entra? Ma lo senti, quello che dicono? 'Padroni a casa nostra. Ognuno a casa sua. Il Suolo. Il Sangue. La Razza. Le Tradizioni. Le Radici. Il Territorio. Radicarsi nel Territorio'... Dio, quanto ce la menano co' 'sta storia del territorio! Tutti a ribadire come un disco rotto che bisogna Radicarsi nel Territorio, come se non fossimo esseri umani, ma olmi, o platani, o che so io. E come se non fossero stati proprio loro a devastarlo e distruggerlo, 'sto cazzo di territorio, da quarant'anni in qua, a furia di capannoni e svincoli e tangenziali e inceneritori e ripetitori, centri commerciali e colate immonde di cemento, fabbriche aperte e poi chiuse, e sempre zero solidarietà, zero giustizia, zero cultura, zero arte e zero umanità... Talmente spaventati e abbrutiti e rimbecilliti da questo schifo che loro stessi hanno prodotto, da non saper fare altro che cercare spasmodicamente qualche capro espiatorio, cui far scontare tutta la loro bile e la loro frustrazione... E prima i meridionali, e poi i tossici, e poi gli albanesi, e ora gli islamici..."
"Adesso sei tu che rischi di svegliare la bambina".
"Sì. Scusami. Preparo un altro caffè. O preferisci un po' di spremuta d'arancia?"
"Spremuta, grazie. Quando parli di quelli là, mi sembri tuo padre".
"Che cosa brutta che hai detto..."
"Perché? Mi sta simpatico, tuo padre. Ma non mi hai ancora spiegato cosa c'entra tutto questo con Freud".
"Niente, tranne il fatto che tutta quella ripugnante retorica del Sangue e del Suolo era esattamente la stessa di cui si riempivano la bocca gli antisemiti al tempo di Freud. Sai cosa dicevano? Questo, dicevano: che ogni razza ha un proprio suolo d'origine, a cui è legata da un vincolo spirituale e mistico; che la qualità del suolo determina la qualità della razza; che gli ebrei non hanno patria, non hanno territorio e quindi non hanno dignità, sono nomadi e sbandati, vivono da parassiti degli altri popoli, eccetera eccetera."
"Beh, oggi gli ebrei ce l'hanno, il loro Stato".
"E infatti i razzisti di oggigiorno non se la prendono più tanto con gli ebrei (almeno per ora), quanto soprattutto con gli zingari e con i migranti. Ma gli argomenti sono più o meno gli stessi. Ed è contro questi argomenti che Freud mette in campo il suo Mosè. Considera questo: gli dèi che le popolazioni del Medio Oriente veneravano, a quell'epoca, erano divinità nazionali; ogni popolo aveva le sue, e queste facevano tutt'uno con il loro territorio. Erano divinità guerriere, rozze, sanguinarie, che accompagnavano ciascun popolo nella sua lotta per la supremazia sugli altri popoli."
"Ma era proprio così o lo dice Freud?"
"Non lo so. Non m'intendo di storia delle religioni. Comunque, Freud sostiene che il dio di Akhenaton e di Mosè era un dio molto diverso dagli altri dèi suoi contemporanei. Era un dio illuminista, per così dire. Anzi, quasi kantiano. Pacifista. Un dio universalista: non gli importava la nazionalità dei suoi fedeli. Non gliene fregava niente di cerimonie, riti, preghiere, statue o amuleti. Non pretendeva templi dove essere adorato, né una casta di sacerdoti per servirlo. Nemmeno prometteva alcuna vita dopo la morte. A questo dio, importava solo una cosa: che ci si comportasse bene. Che si vivesse una vita secondo ragione, verità e giustizia. Tutto qui. E' questa, secondo Freud, l'essenza del monoteismo ebraico: solo una personificazione della Ragione e della legge morale. L'aspetto etnico o nazionale o 'razziale' è così poco importante, nella concezione freudiana del monoteismo, che lo stesso fondatore dell'ebraismo non è ebreo. E allora il paradosso è che, con questo libro, l'ateo, scientista e razionalista Freud ha reso alla religione e alla cultura dei suoi padri l'omaggio più elevato che per lui fosse concepibile..."
"Bello. Ma è tutta una contraddizione. Prima non hai detto che tramite Freud la follia trova finalmente voce? Adesso te ne esci con questo panegirico della Ragione illuminista. Poi, scusa Tato, ma mi sembra tutta una diatriba tra maschi. Il dio di Freud, così ragionevole e tollerante, contro i rozzi e violenti dèi guerrieri delle mitologie pagane, va bene. Però le dee? La Grande Madre Mediterranea, per esempio, che fine ha fatto? E Iside? E poi, non capisco questa cosa dell'iconoclastia: cosa avete contro le cerimonie, i riti, e anche contro la magia, le statue e gli amuleti? Non so, sarà anche una bella cosa, questo famoso monoteismo, un grande progresso, non discuto, ma non so perché mi fa venire in mente la caccia alle streghe... Vado a svegliare la bambina, vah! Ché se no si fa tardi".
"No! Aspetta un minuto".

Pubblicato il 7 maggio 2010, qui: http://www.evulon.net/news.php?extend.3368
          Protecting Our Houses of Worship: Guest Column by Security Expert / Retired NYPD Detective Sergeant         

By ALAN SCHISSEL

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

  • Integrated Security Services

  • According to the Washington Post, “it’s been a bad 2017 for Jews.” During the month of January, 48 bomb threats were called in to Jewish community centers across the country. Also last month, a neo-Nazi made national news by promising to hold a march in Whitefish, Montana to intimidate the town’s small Jewish population.

    This, of course, was followed by another unprecedented press conference by our President during which two reporters were moved to ask Mr. Trump about the rise in anti-Semitism. Many of us were aghast at the President’s rude and dismissive response, and his unwillingness to address the question seriously. The fact is, the country is experiencing an alarming increase of anti-Semitic incidents, and this has been trending upward since 2015. A security report issued by the Department of Homeland Security on protecting houses of worship stated that the United States has approximately 345,000 religious congregations representing 230 denominational groups and roughly 150 million members. Despite being sanctuaries from the troubles of the world, houses of worship have also been targets as violence has spiked across the country in recent years. The killing of nine people at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina was the largest mass shooting in a house of worship since 1991, when nine people were shot at the Wat Promkunaram Buddhist temple in Waddell, Arizona, northwest of Phoenix.

    [Under relentless pressure, the President subsequently denounced anti-Semitism.]

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  • The intent of this column is to generate awareness and provide a short guide which contains security practices for religious institutions, parishioners and our non religious communities to help deter threats, mitigate hazards and risks, and minimize the damage caused by an incident in or around a house of worship, including mass casualty events.

    I preface with the word “short” because there is a wide range of methods from programmatic and procedural considerations to technological enhancements that religious facilities and their leadership may consider implementing based upon the most likely threats to their facilities and their available resources. Basic security principals would suggest taking a blended approach to security and safety with the goal of hardening the facility to deter, detect and/or delay a criminal occurrence before it happens. The next steps are equally important and this is where lives are saved and mass casualties are reduced. Selecting the appropriate response to a threat or armed intrusion will help facilitate a safe transition into an effective recovery and restoration of services mode.

    Identifying Your Threats & Vulnerabilities

    Identifying and evaluating a known or potential threat to a given facility is the first step of a security assessment. The results of which will guide the process of developing a security plan. A proper readiness plan will aim to deter a threat or mitigate a threat by reducing the religious facility’s vulnerability to those threats.

    Natural Hazards vs. Targeted Violence

    As stated before, all life safety solutions should be designed using a blended approach to managing risk. Protecting a religious facility means your emergency management plan(s) must address an all-hazard approach to both natural hazards, e.g., infectious diseases and illnesses, fire, and seismic and weather-related events (hurricanes, tornadoes, flash floods) as well as targeted attacks. Spontaneous and pre-planned attacks are likely to occur by individual(s) who use firearms; improvised explosive devices (IEDs); vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs); chemical, biological, or radiological attacks; or arson in order to inflict a number of casualties and damage to religious facilities.

    Protective Measures

    As previously mentioned earlier, a house of worship environment is managed by creating layers of protective measures in collaboration with state and local partners that allow religious institutions to deter, detect and delay threats. These layers also allow an institution to consider a threat as soon as possible and to more effectively respond to, further deter, eliminate or mitigate that threat.

    • Technological sensors such as CCTV surveillance cameras or alarms (fire, smoke, wind, and intrusion detection) will trigger informed decision-making.

    • Barriers, such as locked doors or fixed barriers or uniform security personnel should be in place to deter or delay a threat and afford more time for effective decision making.

    • Having the correct inbound and outbound communication network in place will influence a number key decisions. Time, or the lack of time, is a principle disrupter of effective decision-making. Sound communication strategies such as emergency email blasts, voice activated alert systems, and silent alert systems help to improve response to and during a crisis. An effective communication protocol should expand the window of time available to leaders to make sound decisions.

    Additional Measures to Consider:

    • Reporting Procedures

    • Establishing Collaborative Planning Teams

    • Starting an Emergency Operations Plan

    • Define Roles and Responsibilities

    • Notification Procedures

    • Evacuation Lockdown and Shelter‐In‐Place Policies and Procedures

    • Plans for Diverse Needs of Children and Staff

    • Necessary Equipment and Supplies

    • Common Vocabulary

    • Emergency Drills

    Call us at (212) 808-4153, or write us to tell what you think or how we can be of more assistance and remember, always dial 911 first in an emergency!







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  •           Â¿Se leen los conflictos de manera distinta con el paso del tiempo?        
    ¿Se leen los conflictos de manera distinta con el paso del tiempo?

    Por Sara Plaza

    No deja de ser curioso observar cómo han ido evolucionando las distintas lecturas de los conflictos –tanto de los que ya terminaron, como de los que perduran– a lo largo del tiempo. A veces, ni siquiera tienen que pasar siglos pues bastan unos pocos años para hablar de modo distinto de un mismo problema que, indudablemente, con el paso del tiempo habrá sufrido numerosos cambios para permanecer sin solución o terminar resolviéndose.

    Se acaban de cumplir 60 años desde la creación del Nuevo Estado de Israel en una región cuyos límites y nombres han variado a lo largo de la historia.

    Hagamos un poco de memoria y repasemos un pedacito de la que enmarca esa zona.

    Los primeros restos humanos datan de hace 500.000 años. Doce milenios a.C. la cultura Natufiense elaboraba herramientas de madera, piedra y hueso, y las primeras comunidades agrícolas se asentaron en aquellos territorios entre el 10.000 y el 5.000 a.C. Nuevos grupos migratorios que utilizaban el cobre llegaron de una cultura originaria de Siria, y entre el 3.000 y el 2.200 a.C. fueron creadas las primeras ciudades–estado cananeas independientes. Las civilizaciones de Egipto, Mesopotamia, Siria y Fenicia tuvieron gran influencia en Canaán a través de las relaciones comerciales y diplomáticas que establecieron entre sí, y en 1190 a.C. arribarán los filisteos, quienes se mezclarán con las poblaciones locales e introducirán el uso del hierro y del carro tirado por caballos.

    Se estima –aunque algunos historiadores cuestionan incluso su autenticidad– que entre 2.000 y 1.000 años a.C., Abraham marchó desde la antigua ciudad de Ur (antigua Mesopotamia) hasta Harán (actual Turquía), y que una vez allí se apartó de su tribu y dejó de lado la idolatría para encaminarse, junto a su familia y rebaños, hacia Canaán y fundar –por mandato celestial– un pueblo monoteísta. Los cananeos denominaron a Abrahán, Ibri y quienes le acompañaban serían conocidos como ibrim ("del otro lado"), palabra que dio origen al término "hebreo". Se cuenta que Isaac, el hijo de Abraham, se trasladó todavía más al sur de esa "Tierra Prometida", hasta el desierto de Néguev y que el menor de sus hijos, Jacob, después de engañar al mayor, Esaú, huyó a Mesopotamia, donde pasó a llamarse Israel ("El que disputó con Dios"). También se dice que Israel tuvo 12 hijos y que su favorito fue José. Él fue el primero de los hermanos en marchar a Egipto. Años más tarde, el hambre en Canaán obligaría a los demás y a su padre a seguir sus pasos. Con la llegada al poder de Ramsés II los judíos fueron esclavizados y no sería hasta la aparición de Moisés –al parecer llamado también por Dios para refrendar el acuerdo celebrado con Abraham y guiar a los israelitas a la tierra prometida–, y el azote de aquellas famosas siete plagas cuando el faraón permitió salir a los esclavos de Egipto. Durante 40 años estuvo Moisés en el desierto, al cabo de los cuales regresó a Canaán. El testigo pasará entonces a su discípulo, Josué, quien recorrerá el Jordán y tomará Jericó, para conquistar después toda Canaán y repartirla entre las 12 tribus de Israel.

    Durante los primeros siglos en Canaán, los israelitas fueron gobernados por una sucesión de "jueces". De ellos, quizás el más famoso fuese Sansón, traicionado por la filistea Dalila. El primer rey judío fue un guerrero campesino, Saúl, a quien sucedería en el trono su yerno David, vencedor en la lucha frente al gigante filisteo Goliat. Con el tiempo David conquistó una pequeña población en la colina de Salim y la convirtió en Jerusalén. Bajo la dirección de su hijo, Salomón, estos pueblos alcanzaron su máximo esplendor, pero a su muerte las discordias internas desgarraron el territorio en dos nuevos reinos: Israel al norte y Judá al sur (de ahí vendrá la palabra "judío"). Estos reinos coexistieron junto a otros, entre ellos varias ciudades–estado filisteas.
    Las tribus del norte fueron vencidas por los asirios 200 años más tarde y pasaron a ser conocidas como las "Diez Tribus Perdidas". En el 587 a.C. Nabucodonosor capturó Jerusalén y los judíos, junto al resto de los sobrevivientes, fueron llevados cautivos a Babilonia. Solamente se les permitió volver cuando Ciro, el rey persa, conquistó Babilonia en el 538 a.C. El Imperio Persa caerá ante las tropas griegas de Alejandro Magno y a los judíos de Judá se les limitará su autonomía religiosa y administrativa. Fascinados por la cultura griega algunos judíos reformistas se enfrentaron a los más ortodoxos y esta división interna, que terminaría en guerra civil, posibilitó la invasión del sirio Antíoco IV Epifanes. Los sirios serán expulsados de Jerusalén por Judas Macabeo en el 167 a.C. y los judíos volverán a progresar bajo los macabeos por un corto espacio de tiempo. En el 63 a.C. aparecen los romanos y llamarán Judea a Judá, convirtiéndola en colonia y nombrando, años después, a Herodes el Grande como "rey de los judíos". Judea se rebelará contra el Imperio Romano en el 66 d.C. y el territorio será asolado por las legiones de Vespasiano y Jerusalén tomada por su hijo Tito en el año 70. Los judíos se diseminarán y Judea junto con Galilea, Samaria e Idumea serán conocidas a partir de entonces como una nueva provincia romana denominada Siria Palestina en honor a los filisteos.

    En los siguientes siglos esta zona sufrirá otras muchas ocupaciones. Entre ellas las de los árabes allá por el 636, de los cruzados en 1099, de los tártaros en 1244 y de los turcos en 1517. Para ser nuevamente ocupada en el siglo pasado, durante casi tres décadas, esta vez por los británicos. Al finalizar la Primera Guerra Mundial, Gran Bretaña había vencido a los turcos otomanos con la ayuda de rebeldes árabes, pero no pudo cumplir su promesa de crear un gran Estado árabe independiente porque en el 1920 Francia expulsará al rey Faisal de Damasco y Gran Bretaña dará prioridad a los acuerdos con los franceses. En 1920, el Consejo Supremo Aliado (Gran Bretaña, Estados Unidos, Francia, Italia y Japón) se reunió en San Remo y Gran Bretaña aceptó un mandato para Palestina, aunque quedaron pendientes las condiciones y los límites del mismo. En 1922, la Liga de Naciones le conferirá a Gran Bretaña dicho mandato internacional en esa región, donde ya se había concedido a los judíos el derecho a organizar su hogar nacional. Habían pasado cinco años de la declaración de Balfour, en la que se reconocía la conexión histórica del pueblo judío con Palestina. Durante el mandato, mientras Gran Bretaña favorecía a los judíos, éstos mantuvieron una política de negación de la población autóctona.

    En los años que siguieron a las Segunda Guerra Mundial, el control británico sobre Palestina se volvió cada vez más incierto. Finalmente, a principios de 1947 el gobierno británico anunció su deseo de finalizar el mandato argumentando que era incapaz de encontrar una solución aceptable para ambas partes, la judía y la árabe, y cedió su responsabilidad sobre Palestina a las Naciones Unidas. Éstas aprobaron la partición del Mandato de Palestina en dos estados, uno árabe y otro judío, quedando el área de Jerusalén bajo control internacional. Los líderes judíos estuvieron de acuerdo, pero no así los árabes palestinos. No obstante, el Nuevo Estado de Israel fue proclamado el 14 de mayo de 1948, y los estados y ejércitos árabes vecinos atacaron Israel inmediatamente después de su declaración de independencia provocando la guerra árabe–israelí de 1948. Durante esta guerra, de acuerdo a las estimaciones de Naciones Unidas, alrededor del 80% de la población árabe tuvo que abandonar el país. Al finalizar el conflicto armado, Israel quedó establecido la mayor parte del territorio mientras que la restante, que comprendía la Franja de Gaza, el margen occidental del río Jordán y Jerusalén del este, fue ocupada por Egipto y Jordania, y conquistada con posterioridad por Israel durante la Guerra de los Seis Días en 1967.

    Hasta aquí el ejercicio de memoria y esbozo de la historia que les proponía.

    Veamos ahora cómo se han tratado un par de momentos de la más reciente en dos textos que estuve consultando estos días mientras revisaba lo expuesto hasta ahora en un par de enciclopedias. Uno de ellos es el artículo "El sufrimiento como identidad" escrito por el periodista especialista en política internacional, Andrés Criscaut, en la edición internacional para Argentina del diario Le Monde diplomatique, "el Dipló" de mayo de 2008. El otro es un libro titulado "Israel" de Robert St. John y los redactores de LIFE en español, publicado en 1962 perteneciente a la colección "Biblioteca Universal de LIFE en Español".

    Así es como Andrés Criscaut escribe sobre lo sucedido entre 1936 y 1939:

    "Los árabes de Palestina, tanto urbanos como campesinos, se vieron por primera vez solos y ante una colonización judía que creció de 12.500 personas en 1932 a 66.000 en 1935, cuando se intensificó la huida de la Alemania nazi.

    Entre 1936 y 1939 se produjo una revuelta espontánea –similar a la ocurrida en la última década con las dos Intifadas– compuesta básicamente por campesinos y marginados de los centros urbanos, conocida como al Gran Revuelta árabe de Palestina, y que tomaría por sorpresa a la pequeña elite de dirigentes palestinos (sólo un 9% participó, y menos de un 5% dirigió acciones armadas o de guerrilla).

    El levantamiento, si bien fue disparado por los desafíos y las inequidades ante el creciente enclave judío en el Mandato, tuvo una orientación abiertamente antibritánica, ya que la Corona era responsable directa de este desequilibrio. Pero en su etapa final terminó siendo una verdadera guerra civil entre palestinos. La revuelta puso en serios aprietos a la administración del Mandato, que desplegó más tropas en la pequeña zona de Palestina que en todo el subcontinente indio". (p. 33)


    Y de esta manera lo hace Robert St. John:

    "A mediados de la década de 1930, el antisemitismo de Alemania, Austria y Checoslovaquia, y la renuencia de Australia y de los países aún poco poblados de América a abrir sus puertas a los judíos que huían de Europa Central para salvar sus vidas, hizo que muchos de éstos optaran por buscar refugio en Palestina. Ahora los árabes, en señal de protesta, organizaron una rebelión en gran escala que principió durante la primavera de 1936. Los motivos comenzaron en Jaffa y se extendieron a todos los lugares donde había árabes y judíos. Hubo muchos muertos y la vida en las poblaciones se trastornó por culpa de un paro general decretado por los árabes. Los británicos enviaron fuerzas militares desde Egipto, Malta y la propia Inglaterra y finalmente el orden fue restaurado". (pp. 39–40)

    Habría mucho en lo que fijarse, pero lo que primero llamó mi atención fue que el primero denomina revuelta a lo que el segundo considera rebelión, y la espontaneidad atribuida a la primera se contrapone con la organización de la segunda. De lo que no quedan muchas dudas es de los métodos británicos.

    Fijémonos ahora en cómo ha cambiado, en el transcurso de los 44 años que separan la escritura de St. John de la de Criscaut, la denominación de la contienda que finalizó en 1948, un año después de que las Naciones Unidas decidieran dividir el territorio de la Palestina británica en dos estados, uno judío y otro árabe.

    Criscaut explica:

    "Para los israelíes, 1948 fue el año en que los judíos ganaron la ‘Guerra de la Independencia' y crearon el Estado de Israel. Para los palestinos, fue el año de la Nakba (el Desastre), el año en que perdieron Palestina y su sociedad fue devastada". (p. 33)

    St. John manifiesta:

    "Pero durante la guerra que siguió al retiro de las fuerzas británicas en 1948, [Jerusalén] fue escenario de sangrientos combates entre israelíes y árabes ... desde que rechazaron a los ejércitos árabes ... [los israelíes] orgullosamente llaman a esta contienda ‘Guerra de la Liberación'". (pp.12–14)

    En las líneas extractadas ambos textos hablan de los mismos hechos, ¿cómo pueden parecerles tan distintos a sus autores? ¿Ha sido el tiempo el causante de sus diferentes miradas? ¿Se ha modificado con él nuestro propio análisis? Opino que el tiempo juega un papel importante, pero quizás nuestros prejuicios intervengan mucho más. En muchos casos, cuando no contamos con la experiencia o la información suficientes –o recibimos información incorrecta– los autores y los lectores seguimos partiendo de ideas preconcebidas para llegar a conclusiones preconcluidas.

    Antes de finalizar esta entrada, les invito a que busquen y hagan lo posible por encontrar y sentarse a ver la estupenda película del director Severio Costanzo, "Private" (Italia, 2004, 35mm, AM13, 90'). Fue premiada en varios festivales y Costanzo recibió el David di Donatello al director revelación en 2005. Podrán ponerse un poquito en la piel de una familia palestina a quienes el ejército israelí les confisca su casa. Tendrán oportunidad de hacerse un montón de preguntas y posiblemente no encuentren muchas respuestas, pero vale la pena quedarse con la duda y seguir pensando sobre ello.

    Ilustración.

              More Obama-Bashing        
    This is classic (emphasis all mine):
    Assemblyman Dov Hikind yesterday predicted that Jewish voters would make "a mass movement toward Sen. McCain" if Barack Obama knocks Hillary Rodham Clinton out of the race in tomorrow's critical Democratic primaries.

    Hikind, an Orthodox Jew whose Borough Park district includes the largest Hasidic bloc in the United States, blasted Obama for what he called his half-hearted support of Israel and his ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., who has repeatedly praised anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has endorsed Obama.

    Hikind, a Democrat who has yet to endorse a candidate for president, said Obama had not satisfactorily distanced himself from Wright, his Chicago-based personal pastor, noting, "This is a man who thinks Farrakhan is a great guy and God's gift to the world."

    Hikind went on, "Obama has said that you can be a supporter of Israel even if you're for giving up land to the Arabs, which is true - but for a guy running for president to take a position like this in advance of getting into office, combined with everything else going on in the Middle East, that scares the hell out of me.
    Huh? It "scares the hell" out of Hikind that Obama says you can support Israel and still be for giving up land for Israel? What world does he live in? Does he think Hillary Clinton feels otherwise?? Most US politicians would admit that any peaceful settlement would include some concession of land to the Palestinians. Does Hikind actually expect Mr. Obama to take a public position on the matter that is to the right of GWB's current position?? And then what? Flip-flop after the election to a position more in line with just about every other politician in the country?? That sounds like a super idea. And did Mr. Hikind somehow miss when Mr. Obama clearly rejected and denounced Mr. Farrakhan, and called him out for being an anti-Semite? That Mr. Hikind feels that Obama hasn't distanced himself enough from Rev. Wright, who is claimed to be close to Farrakhan, is no more than guilt by association. Is such association more or less damning than Mr. Hikind's past association with Meir Kahana's militant Jewish Defense League and various other controversial settler groups?

    I would guess Mr. Hikind is simply trying to do more of the same ignorant fearmongering about Obama that we have seen recently from other members of the Jewish community.
              How to fix the error of volume and install application path when you making an OSX Yosemite El Capitan bootable installer USB        
    OSX USB Installer
    When you creating an OSX Yosemite/El Capitan bootable installer drive from USB flash thumb drive as the orginal command, you will see below error message.

    當你使用原本的命令製作 OSX Yosemite/El Capitan USB 安裝碟時,你會看到以下的錯誤訊息。

    JosedeMacBook-Pro:~ sunjose$ sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/Untitled –applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app –nointeraction
    You must specify both the volume and install application path.


    I found that OSX has changed the arguments usage of createinstallmedia in OSX Yosemite/El Capitan. When I use same command twice, OSX will show below arguments usage message.

    我發現在 OSX Yosemite/El Capitan 已經變動了 createinstallmedia 的參數,當我第二次使用相同的命令時,OSX就直接顯示參數的使用資訊。
    JosedeMacBook-Pro:~ sunjose$ sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia -volume /Volumes/Untitled -applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app -nointeraction
    createinstallmedia: invalid option -- o
    Usage: createinstallmedia --volume --applicationpath [--force]

    Arguments--volume, A path to a volume that can be unmounted and erased to create the install media.
    --applicationpath, A path to copy of the OS installer application to create the bootable media from.
    --nointeraction, Erase the disk pointed to by volume without prompting for confirmation.

    Example: createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath "/Applications/Install OS X El Capitan.app"


    You just need to change the parameter usage of createinstallmedia and you’ll see a series of expect message like the following.

    你只需要改變 createinstallmedia 參數的使用方式,你就可以看到一連串期望的訊息了。
    JosedeMacBook-Pro:~ sunjose$ sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app --nointeraction
    Erasing Disk: 0%... 10%... 20%... 30%...100%...
    Copying installer files to disk...
    Copy complete.
    Making disk bootable...
    Copying boot files...
    Copy complete.
    Done.
    JosedeMacBook-Pro:~ sunjose$



              By: Reflections from Stoneman Bridge | Photoblog 2.0        
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              iPhone 5s: Chaos Computer Club knackt Finger-Sensor (TouchID) mit einfachen Mitteln        

    Bildschirmfoto 2013-09-22 um 20.26.19

    Der Chaos Computer Club hat via Pressemitteilung bekannt gegeben, dass der Finger-Sensor am iPhone 5s mit einfachen Hausmitteln überlistet werden kann.

    Der Beweis ist via YouTube veröffentlicht worden.

    Interessante Aspekte aus der Pressemitteilung:

    „Tatsächlich hat der Sensor von Apple nur eine höhere Auflösung im Vergleich zu bisherigen Sensoren. Wir mußten nur die Ganularität unseres Kunstfingers ein wenig erhöhen“

     

    „Wir hoffen, daß dies die restlichen Illusionen ausräumt, die Menschen bezüglich biometrischer Sicherheitssysteme haben. Es ist einfach eine dumme Idee etwas als alltägliches Sicherheitstoken zu verwenden, was man täglich an schier unendlich vielen Orten hinterläßt“

     

    iPhone-Benutzer …
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              Op-Ed: My Neighborhood White Supremacist & the Kosher Response to Hate        

    After another bout of anti-Semitic incidents in the Tri-State area, an encounter with a white supremacist made MetroFocus' Dan Allen realize just how common intolerance can be.

    The post Op-Ed: My Neighborhood White Supremacist & the Kosher Response to Hate appeared first on MetroFocus.


              Kommentar zu Absage Tutzinger Akademie – Wer macht hier Druck? von Monika Klaiber        
    schon seit vielen Jahren haben mein Mann und ich befürchtet, dass der Antisemitismus wieder zunehmen wird, schon deshalb, weil viele Menschen den Unterschied zwischen Juden und Zionisten kaum oder gar nicht kennen und somit pauschal urteilen. Ich finde es auch maßlos verlogen, was auf der " Gegnerseite" so abläuft und auch beeindruckend, wie schwer es die Wahrheit und wie verteufelt einfach es die Lüge hat. Liebe Frau Sommerfeld, ich wünsche Ihnen auch weiterhin die Kraft und die Nerven, dieses Spiel durchzuhalten! Und, soweit es im Rahmen meiner Möglichkeiten liegt, helfe ich mit. :-) viele Grüße, Monika Klaiber
              Kommentar zu von Thomas de Lates        
    Gut, dass es diesen Newsletter gibt, der sich um die Belange der unterdrückten Palästinenser kümmert. Und Danke, dass die Schikanen gegen friedliche Israelkritiker in Frankfurt angeprangert werden. Schade, allerdings, dass in diesem Newsletter die nicht minder bedenkliche Tatsache nicht erwähnt wurde, warum die Vereinigung Salam Shalom ab sofort im Münchener Eine Welt Haus keine Räume mehr bekommt, nachdem die Stadtverwaltung massiven Druck ausgeübt hat - wegen angeblichem Antisemitismus in den Veranstaltungen dieser Gruppe. Welche Gründe haben Euch zu diesem Schweigen bewogen? Liebe Grüße Thomas de Lates
              Kommentar zu von Antonio Bruck        
    Nirit trifft den Nagel auf den Kopf. Es stimmt, sobald man die leiseste Kritik an Israels Siedlungspolitik etc. äussert, wird man von irgendwem als antisemitisch beschimpft.
              The Power of Fertility in Inanna Literature and Today        
    Fertility has been on my mind lately. Not because I want another kid (ever!), but instead because of some lucky confluence of issues in my professional and personal lives. At the same time that I am preparing to teach a collection of myths surrounding Inanna, a Mesopotamian goddess of fertility, in my Honors humanities course in the fall, my daughter (now eight) has decided to educate herself on what will happen to her as she goes through puberty (a process that, experts say, begins for girls in the contemporary US between the ages of eight and 12). In a move surely representative of some sort of developmental milestone, Taegan apparently plucked American Girls’ The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls off her shelf one day last week (it’s been there for at least a year) and started flipping through the pages. Minding my own business in another room, I was only alerted to the situation when she then bombarded me with a barrage of questions borne, I am certain, out of a mixture of fascination and horror at the diagrams and frank information presented in the book. Once I figured out what was happening, I made a point of stopping what I was doing and, as all of the childrearing advice books suggest that parents do, answered Taegan’s questions to the best of my knowledge. This was hard for many reasons, not least of all because I could really use a refresher course on female anatomy terms and functions myself (honestly, could you explain the female reproductive cycle off of the top of your head?). But the real stumper was a question fairly unrelated to anatomy: “So, if girls have to go through all of this so that we can have the babies, why don’t we get more respect? Why has there never been a girl president?”

    Well, first of all, this is a super question, and I’m proud my little girl for thinking this way (one point for feminism!). Secondly, the answer is kind of counterintuitive. In fact, in a lot of ways, it is precisely because we have the babies that we are still not considered ideal for high-level political leadership. There is still a wide-spread assumption that our capability for nurturing life prevents us from making tough political decisions. And, perhaps more significantly, great measures have been taken over the course of history to contain female fertility, as it has been constructed (by a white, male patriarchal power structure) over time as posing some sort of threat to humanity, civilization, order, etc.

    But I am learning that it has not always been this way! As my recent reading has shown, Inanna was revered for her duality of “feminine” and “masculine” traits. Inanna was the most prominent and lasting Mesopotamian goddess, not only of fertility, but also of sexual love and combat; she was worshiped for her ability to make babies and to make war. In a Sumerian hymn to Inanna entitled “Loud Thundering Storm” (ca. 2,000 BCE) for instance, the goddess is portrayed as simultaneously a sustaining life-force (“. . . you pour your rain over the lands and all the people”) and a destroyer of life (“You trample the disobedient like a wild bull . . .”) (Wolkstein 95). Inanna’s power is in her ability to nurture and to kill. And, in our contemporary world, wouldn’t this make her a great president? ;)

    Within the context of a fertility cult like that of Inanna, it makes perfect sense that a god or goddess would be both loving and terrible. This is because the god or goddess represents the earth (or “Nature”) itself, the source of all food and shelter and human life, but also the cause of destruction on mass scale, due to flooding, drought, tornadoes, hurricanes, cold, heat, etc. If the earth is the model for god, then of course god is terrifying and unpredictable. This basic ideology, that the divine is both nurturing and destructive, carries over into most major world religions exactly because, at their core, all religions are fertility cults in that they function to explain the dual nature of the earth that both sustains and kills us.

    Now, because we are all of the earth (and/or of god, if you prefer), I believe that we are all of dual natures, just like the earth, Inanna, Yahweh, God, etc. We are all capable of nurturing life; we are all capable of battle. The early Mesopotamians seemed to understand this, that fertility was not the purview of only women and that fighting was not the purview of only men. Gods were worshiped for their powers of fertility just as goddesses were; goddesses were worshiped for their powers of destruction just as gods were.

    Over time, though, it seems that the Mesopotamians abandoned many of their fertility goddesses and placed more and more faith in their phallic gods. Indeed, Inanna is exceptional in that she lived on as a prominent fertility goddess—as Ishtar in the Semitic languages—until the end of the Ancient Mesopotamian era. Interestingly, though, along the way, Inanna/Ishtar develops in the literature into a castrating matriarch, a man-eater, not unlike the vagina flower in Pink Floyd’s The Wall (see my discussion of this little gem here). In the Babylonian The Epic of Gilgamesh (ca. 600 BCE), Gilgamesh declines Ishtar’s advances because of her long history of wounding and maiming her lovers. By way of refusal, he lists and explains Ishtar’s male conquests:

    There was Tammuz, the lover of your youth, for him you decreed wailing, year after year. You loved the many-coloured roller, but still you struck and broke his wing . . . . You have loved the lion tremendous in strength: seven pits you dug for him, and seven. . . . You have loved the shepherd of the flock; he made meal-cake for you day after day, he killed kids for your sake. You struck and turned him into a wolf; now his own herd-boys chase him away, how own hounds worry his flanks. (Matthews 6)

    Somewhere along the line, it seems, Innana/Ishtar’s sexuality, once celebrated as a representation of fertile lands and people, became threatening, perhaps especially to male kings like Gilgamesh. From a symbol of the life-giving and destructive powers of the earth, Inanna was therefore turned into an emasculating bitch.

    These later Mesopotamian religions are not alone. Many religious traditions depict female sexuality as threatening instead of—as with the early fertility cults—as life-sustaining. Paula Kirby makes this point explicit in her recent post at The Washington Post:

    The truth is that the Abrahamic religions fear women and therefore go to extraordinary and sometimes brutal lengths to control them, constrain them, and repress them in every way. Show me a non-religious society that feels so threatened by the thought of female sexuality that it will slice off the clitoris of a young girl to ensure she can never experience sexual pleasure. Show me a non-religious society that feels the need to cloak women from head to toe and force them to experience the outside world through a slit of a few square inches. All three Abrahamic religions share the myth of Adam and Eve, the myth that it was through woman that evil was let loose in the world. They share the heritage of Leviticus, which declared a menstruating woman unclean, to be set aside, untouched, a revulsion that remains even today among some orthodox Jews, who will refuse to shake a woman’s hand for fear she may be menstruating. What kind of lunacy is this? It is the lunacy of a Bronze Age mindset fossilized by the reactionary forces of religion.

    Hmmm. So, now we don’t have “girl presidents.” It seems to me that it is perhaps time to reclaim our female right to leadership on the basis of our immense powers of fertility, sexuality, and, yes, even battle. We do have the babies, as Taegan says, which makes us literal embodiments of bounty, regeneration, and violence (see my description of the childbirth process here). Just like men, we are strong and powerful in our life-giving abilities and also weak in the face of an earth that is still so often unpredictable and terrifying. What we may even have over men is that we have not been socialized to deny our weaknesses and to engage in physical combat to protect our interests, but instead to acknowledge our very human shortcomings and work through battles with communication, empathy, and—and here’s that “feminine” word again—nurturance.

    Note: I’m also working on putting together a presentation for my Humanities class on the development and meaning of fertility cults. I’d be happy to share my speech notes that will go along with the presentation.

    Works Cited

    Matthews, Roy T. and F. Dewitt Platt. Readings in the Western Humanities. Vol. 1. 3rd ed. London: Mayfield Publishing Company, 1998.

    Wolkstein, Diane and Samuel Noah Kramer. Inanna: Queen of Heaven and Earth. New York: Harper & Row, 1983.
              Pressemitteilung        
    Bündnis ruft zu Aktionen gegen Naziaufmarsch in Dresden am 17. Juni auf Dresden, 29. Mai 2013: +++ Neonazis planen Demonstration durch Dresden am 17.06. + Anlass ist der Jahrestag des Massenaufstands in der DDR 1953 + Breites Bündnis plant Gegenaktionen +++ Anknüpfend an das Gedenken der Stadt zum 17. Juni 1953 rufen NPD und andere […]
              Pressemitteilung        
    Dresden den 17.06.12 – Über 400 Personen demonstrieren aktiv gegen Nazis – Stadt steht Schulter an Schulter mit der NPD Am vergangenen Sonntag folgten über 400 Personen dem Aufruf des Bündnisses „Gemeinsam gegen den Naziaufmarsch am 17. Juni“ zu vier Kundgebungen und einer Demonstration gegen die Nazis der NPD. Mit lautstarkem Protest und zwei zeitweiligen […]
              Apple kondigt OS X Yosemite aan        
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              OS X Yosemite vandaag beschikbaar als gratis upgrade        
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              Goatmoon – Tahdon Riemuvoitto 2013 || Full Album Download Finland Black Metal Genre Available        
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              Germany: Israeli Spray-Paints "Let's Gas the Jews" on Public Property, Cops Drive Off - No Charges        
    So here's the deal: you can now legally spray-paint virulent anti-Semitic and otherwise racist hate-talk on public and private property in Germany.All you have to do is be a Jew.The cops won't arrest you.And here's the thing: I think that Germans are so opposed to arresting Jews, that they won't even ask you for proof you're Jewish. Reuters : A German-Israeli artist who accuses Twitter of failing to delete hate speech tweets has taken matters into his own hands - by stencilling the offending messages on the road in front of the company's Hamburg headquarters. A post on video-sharing site YouTube showed Shahak Shapira and fellow activists stencilling tweets saying "Germany needs a final solution to Islam" and "Let's gas the Jews" - clear references t
              NAACP report documents racist current in Tea Party        

    Adrienne,
    I have decided I do not want to get into a back and forth with you. Whatever I write will be distorted. Readers can read my post and your reply and decide for themselves whose points they consider valid.

    You imply that I am calling you personally a racist because I have written about the racist strand in the Tea Party. You really need to read more carefully.

    The recent NAACP report meticulously documents this racist current. I suggest you read it. A summary and links can be found at http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/politics/4957-naacp-relea...
    From the report:

    Earlier this week, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights announced their intent to release a report entitled, Tea Party Nationalism: A Critical Examination of the Tea Party Movement and the Size, Scope, and Focus of its National Factions.
    Released on Wednesday, October 20, the report focuses specifically on six major Tea Party groups: FreedomWorks, 1776 Tea Party, Tea Party Nation, Tea Party Patriots, ResistNet, and the Tea Party Express. Co-authored by Leonard Ziskind and Devin Burghart. It ultimately concludes that the Tea Party movement is “permeated with concerns about race” and that the individual Tea Party groups “have given platform to anti-Semites, racists, and bigots.”
    According to the introduction, “This report documents the corporate structures and leaderships, their finances, and membership concentrations of each faction. It looks at the actual relationship of these factions to each other, including some of the very explicit differences they have with each other. And we begin an analysis of the larger politics that motivate each faction and the Tea Party movement generally.”
    The report meticulously outlines alleged “racist” and ethnocentric tendencies in Tea Party organizations as it proceeds through a variety of chapters: "Introduction"; "Local Tea Party Chapters"; "Origins of the Tea Parties"; "Tea Party Nation At A Glance"; "Tea Parties — Racism, Anti-Semitism and the Militia Impulse"; "Tea Party Patriots At A Glance"; "Who is an American? Tea Parties, Nativism, and the Birthers"; "Tea Party Express At A Glance"; "Correlation Between Unemployment Levels and Tea Party Membership?"; and "FreedomWorks At A Glance."
    The chapter entitled “Tea Parties-Racism, Anti-Semitism, and the Militia Impulse” is perhaps the most troubling. It begins:
    This section of the Special Report compiles opinion polling data, documents significant examples of racist vitriol on the part of the Tea Party leaders, shows incidents where well-known anti-Semites and white supremacists have been given a platform by Tea Partiers, and analyzes the attempt by white nationalist organizations to find new recruits in Tea Party ranks.
    However, much of the cited material includes the presence of Confederate battle flags, signs that read “America is a Christian nation,” and “racist caricatures of President Obama," all of which are presented as indicators of “racism.” Another instance of racism addressed in this section are “venom (and spittle) directed at African-American Congressmen during the health care debate,” an incident which has long since been proven to be wholly exaggerated.

    Karen Bojar


    http://www.the-next-stage.com/


              Selbst die "taz" ist befremdet vom Online-Pranger der Grünen – News vom 27. Juli 2017        
    1. Wenn selbst die dezidiert feministische Berliner "tageszeitung" ("taz") befindet, die Verantwortlichen für die Schwarzen Listen der Grünen hätten ihren Kritikern den Vorwurf, es handele sich um einen "Online-Pranger", leicht gemacht, sollten diese Verantwortlichen sich vielleicht doch endlich fragen, ob sie sich von den Grundsätzen politischer Moral allzu weit entfernt haben. Oder gilt ihnen inzwischen selbst die "taz" als ein Blatt der rechten Szene?

    Zwar pflegt auch die "taz"-Autorin Carolina Schwarz ein sehr übersichtliches Weltbild, indem sie Menschen, die ihre Ideologie kritisieren, als schlichte Dumpfbacken karikiert: "Antifeministen hauen wilde Thesen raus" heißt es bei ihr. Aber immerhin erkennt sie, dass es dem grünen Online-Pranger an "Zahlen, Fakten und transparenten Arbeitsweisen" fehlt. Das Erstellen von Schwarzen Listen über den politischen Gegner kenne man eigentlich von Rechten, "die beispielsweise auf Twitter Feminist*innen oder Homosexuelle auflisten, um diese anzugreifen und zu beleidigen." Dass Andreas Kemper & Co. die Strategie derMenschen, die ihnen am meisten verhasst sind, längst übernommen haben, hören sie indes nicht zum ersten Mal.

    Unklar bleibt indes, ob Carolina Schwarz wirklich keine Schwarzen Listen wünscht oder nur ordentlicher geführte. So wirft sie zum Beispiel den grünen Akteuren vor, bei ihren Denunziationen Bundesrichter Thomas Fischer übergangen zu haben, obwohl der "frauenverachtende Thesen" schreibe. Der Link indes, der suggeriert, er würde diese kühne Behauptung belegen, führt ins Leere. Offenbar musste die "taz" den betreffenden Artikel löschen. ("Gerad das Fischer-bashing war doch so ein peinliches Eigentor, müßt ihr das echt noch mal rausholen?" kommentiert unter Carolina Schwarz' Beitrag ein genervter Leser.)

    Empört äußert sich inzwischen auch die "Tagespost" in dem Artikel "Wie Kritiker des Feminismus denunziert werden". Ein Auszug:

    In Deutschland hat das seit dem Nationalsozialismus und der DDR Tradition. Listen erstellen, Stigmata zuordnen, mundtot machen. Heutzutage geschieht das am medialen Pranger. (...) Noch werden die vermeintlich Schuldigen "nur" an den digitalen Pranger gestellt. Weiteres muss nicht ausgeschlossen werden. Wer einmal anfängt, Stasi-Methoden zu verwenden, setzt eine tödliche Spirale des Hasses in Bewegung. (...) Die selbsternannten Gerechtigkeitsvertreter erzwingen eine Form von Konformität, indem sie andere ächten.


    Die "Tagespost" kritisiert weiter, dass diejenigen, die mit dieser Website andere Menschen namentlich denunzieren, selbst zum größten Teil auf ihrer Anonymität bestehen. Immerhin aber würden sich die ideologischen Köpfe dieser Aktion namentlich outen:

    Die "Agent*In"-Redaktion setzt sich aus dem Münsteraner Soziologen Andreas Kemper und Henning von Bargen (Gunda-Werner-Institut) zusammen. Man muss sie nicht kennen. Doch wenn man den Fokus auf sie richtet, stellt sich die Frage, ob "Der Mythos vom Niedergang der Intelligenz" (Kemper) mit dem Vergleich von Bargens beginnt, der "Antifeminismus gleich Antisemitismus" setzt. Und das meint der bitterernst! Unglücklicherweise trifft das Vorhandensein mangelnder Empathie auf die Anmaßung des Vergleiches. Die Abwesenheit eindeutiger Kategorien ruft offenbar eine schimärische Selbsterhöhung zur Manifestierung eigener Schuldkomplexe hervor.


    Bei diesem lagerübergreifend negativen Echo in der deutschen Presse dürfte die aktuelle Denunziatons-Kampagne der Grünen ein weiterer Rohrkrepierer werden. Der aktuellsten Forsa-Wahlumfrage zufolge hält Schwarz-Gelb seine regierungsfähige Mehrheit. Vielleicht sollte das linke Lager doch irgendwann auf Dialog statt auf Ausgrenzung setzen.



    2. Der Tagesspiegel berichtet, wie sich Berlin mehr und mehr in Kapriolen genderpolitischer Korrektheit verstrickt.



    3. Die Post. Einer meiner Leser schreibt mir heute:

    Gestern veröffentlichte das akademische Wissens Magazin The Conversation, einen Artikel mit der Überschrift: "Men forced to have sex with women aren’t being properly recognised by the law." Zu deutsch: "Männer die von Frauen zum Sex gezwungen werden, werden vom Gesetz nicht berücksichtigt."

    Der Artikel kritisiert das englische Sexualstrafgesetz, das für Vergewaltigung nur Männer als Täter vorsieht.

    Heute, einen Tag später, ist dieser Artikel nicht mehr aufrufbar.

    Aber über Google Cache kann man ihn noch finden.

              The Transformation of Biblical Proper Names        
    The Transformation of Biblical Proper NamesBy Joze Krasovec

    £55.00   06 May 2010   Hardback   Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.

    The basic phonetic relationship between Semitic languages and non-Semitic languages, like Greek and Latin is so complex that it was hardly possible to establish a unified tradition in writing biblical proper names within the Greek and Latin cultures. This book explores the various transformations of biblical proper names.



              Pressemitteilung: BlackBerrys sicheres Android Smartphone PRIV ab sofort in Deutschland erhältlich        
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              S4BB-App Battery Watch auch für das Priv verfügbar        
    Über die App Battery Watch von S4BB hatten wir bereits zu OS 7 – Zeiten berichtet. Wie uns der Hersteller nun informierte, existiert die App auch für das BlackBerry Priv. Lest die Pressemitteilung von S4BB.     S4BB Limited announces full compatibility of their popular Battery Watch app with the brand new BlackBerry ...
              Trasposición del músculo semitendinoso en la reparación de una hernia perineal ventral        
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              Memorial day trip to Sequoia and Yosemite        
    We did a 3 day, last minute trip to what is very likely the most popular "long weekend destination" in California. Consequently, we spent most of our time in bumper to bumper traffic both outside and inside (!) the national parks. When we were not stuck in traffic, we were going round in circles looking for a place to park.

    In spite of all that, it was 3 days well spent, out in the open (at least the times when we were not in the car)

    The next time we do this, we decided that the only way to enjoy Sequoia is to camp by the river, just sit back and relax. This means planning and booking campsites. This time we didn't plan in advance and we also missed visiting Moro Rock and Crystal Cave (which I'd done in a previous trip).

    If you don't go camping and are just visiting, remember to carry lunch with you. The delis/restaurants are at one end of the main road. If you don't carry something with you, it'll be late afternoon by the time you reach the visitor area that has the deli, which is near the river campsite.

    Also, if you like Thai food, don't miss dining at this little restaurant called Thai Basil in Visalia. The food is excellent and beats any South Bay Thai place hands down.

    General Sherman:






















    Now, Yosemite requires one long, multi-day trip or multiple short trips. We did neither and chose the worst time to visit, which is any long weekend. It looked like the whole of Silicon Valley was in Yosemite Valley.

    Again, remember to carry lunch with you. It gives you the freedom to pull out of traffic at Bridal Veil falls or Cathedral Beach and enjoy lunch instead of waiting in traffic. The only place to buy lunch in the park is in the Yosemite Lodge area or Curry Village. And both places have mostly pizza and not much else.




















    If you go during Summer/late Spring, remember to carry mosquito repellant (ouch!). Very useful if you want to hang out near streams and Mirror Lake (Why would you not?).

    We also spotted a mama bear with cub just outside Yosemite. The photo is not very clear though.













    Until next time!
              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 05-26-2014 with Miggity Mateo        
    Playlist:

    Dub Syndicate- Tremolo Dub - Murder Tone
    Vibronics- Deep Root Dub - Dubliftment
    Prince Far I The Arabs- Prince Of Peace - Crytuff Dub Encounter Chapter 1
    Grand Ol Party- Radio - Humanimals
    Space Monkeyz Vs Gorillaz- New Genious - Laika Come Home
    Roots Radics- Dedication To Sowell - Live At Channel One
    Uplifted Gourmandizers- Babblebox - A Mile Up
    Dennis Bovell- Zion Dub - Decibel
    Ruts DC- Weakheart Heart Dub - Ruts Dc Vs Mad Professor Vs Zion Train
    The Dub Project- Prehistoric Dub - 2
    Adrian Sherwood- Two Semitones And A Raver - Survival Resistance Bonus Track Version
    Gregory Isaacs- Dub A De Number One - Gregory Isaacs In Dub Dub A De Number One
    Uplifted Gourmandizers- Music Machine - A Mile Up
    Bob Marley- So Much Trouble In The World - Dreams Of Freedom Ambient Translations Of Bob Marley In Dub
    Uplifted Gourmandizers- One For The Books - A Mile Up
    Jah Shaka- Hunter - Lions Share Of Dub Commandments Of Dub Pt 3
    Creation Rebel- Liberation - Dub From Creation
    King Tubby- Skanking Dub - The Dub Organiser
    Twilight Circus- The Groove - Dub From The Secret Vaults
    Uplifted Gourmandizers- Darker Barker - Dark Barks
    DUB PISTOLS- Point Blank - POINT BLANK
    Easy Star AllStars- Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds feat Frankie Paul - Easy Stars Lonely Hearts Dub Band Bonus Tracks Version
    Thievery Corporation- The Outernationalist - The Richest Man In Babylon
    Niney The Observer- God Bless My Dub - Sledgehammer Dub In The Streets Of Jamaica
    Blind Idiot God- Stealth Dub - Cyclotron
    Bob Marley The Wailers- Misty Morning - Kaya Remastered
    Manasseh- Angry Dub - Right Dub Ep
    Bill Laswell- Dread Iternal - Sacred System Chapter One Book Of Entrance
    Lily Allen- Friend Of Mine - Alright Still
    Uplifted Gourmandizers- Bouncin Slow - Other Music
    Prince Far I- Low Gravity - Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3
    Uplifted Gourmandizers- Logic Dub - Uplift Yo Face
    Earthquake- One Thousand Years Fulfilled - Revelation In Dub Chapter 3
    Basque Dub Foundation- Ministerio Del Dub - Dubhead Volume Four
    - War Song - Dubhead Vol 4
    Uplifted Gourmandizers- Windswept - Other Music


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/5/playlistDate/2014-05-26
              Clásicos del bloque, Midnight Lightning        

    En Yosemite, a los pies de El Capitán, dentro del Camp 4 se encuentra el bloque más famoso del mundo: Midnight Lightning. Este vídeo de Mammut cuenta su historia:

    La entrada Clásicos del bloque, Midnight Lightning aparece primero en Planeta Vertical.


              Offener Brief an den britischen Botschafter        
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    Pressemitteilung 3/2013 der Drohnen-Kampagne zum Appell "Keine Kampfdrohnen!"
    23. April 2013

     

    Offener Brief an den Britischen Botschafter

    Unterstützung der Proteste „Ground the Drones"


    Sehr geehrte Damen, sehr geehrte Herren,

    im Namen der bundesweiten Drohnen-Kampagne zum Appell "Keine Kampfdrohnen!" möchten wir Sie davon in Kenntnis setzen, dass wir den hier in deutsch und englisch beigefügten Offenen Brief seiner Excellence, Simon McDonald CMG, dem britischen Botschafter in Deutschland, überreichen wollten. Aus diesem Grunde telefonierten wir mit der britischen Botschaft in Berlin wegen eines Übergabetermins. Bedauerlicherweise ist das Büro des Botschafters nach Aussage der Sekretärin nicht bereit, mit Vertretern einer Kampagne, die unter dem Namen "Keine Kampfdrohnen!" arbeitet, zu treffen. Wir werden daher den Brief dem Pförtner der Botschaft am Donnerstag, den 25.4.2013 um 13 Uhr abgeben.

    Besorgt darüber, dass Großbritannien - einziges europäisches Land, das eigene Kampfdrohnen einsetzt - dieses Arsenal erweitern will, und plant, in Großbritannien die wahrscheinlich erste Leitstelle für Drohnenkriegsführung in Europa einzurichten, möchten wir die gegen diese Entwicklung am kommenden Samstag, dem 27.4., stattfindenden Proteste in Großbritannien mit unserem Offenen Brief solidarisch unterstützen.

    Gleichzeitig ist es uns wichtig darauf hinzuweisen, dass zwei Tage zuvor, am Donnerstag, dem 25.4., im Deutschen Bundestag eine erneute Debatte zu diesem Thema stattfinden wird.

    Wir fordern die Mitglieder des Parlaments auf, der Kriegsführung mit Kampfdrohnen nicht zu zustimmen, sondern im Sinne des Appels "Keine Kampfdrohnen!" sich dem Wettrüsten entgegen zustellen.

    Den Appell finden Sie unter www.drohnen-kampagne.de

     

    Der offene Brief

     

    Sehr geehrter Herr Botschafter,


    anlässlich der im Vereinigten Königreich von Großbritannien und Irland am 27. April bevorstehenden Proteste gegen Kampfdrohnen unter dem Titel „Ground the Drones" wenden wir uns als Vertreter der deutschen Kampagne gegen die Etablierung von Drohnentechnologie für Krieg, Überwachung und Unterdrückung mit diesem offenen Brief an Sie.

    Die Drohnen-Kampagne2 ist im vergangenen Monat durch ein Bündnis von vielen bundesweiten und örtlichen Friedens- und Bürgerrechtsgruppen initiiert worden. Sie wird inzwischen von mehr als 120 Gruppen aus Deutschland unterstützt, darunter mehrere politische Parteien, von denen gegenwärtig zwei im Bundestag vertreten sind. In unserem an Bundesregierung und Bundestag gerichteten Appell „Keine Kampfdrohnen!"3 fordern wir die Aufgabe aller Pläne zur Anschaffung, Forschung und Entwicklung von bewaffneten Drohnen.

    Wir fordern die deutsche Regierung weiter dazu auf, sich stattdessen zusammen mit anderen Regierungen dafür einzusetzen, um die neue Eskalation des bedrohlichen Wettrüstens zu beenden, das die Anwendung tödlicher Waffen ohne Möglichkeit öffentlicher Überprüfung, ohne demokratische Kontrolle und im offenkundigen Bruch bestehender internationaler und nationaler Gesetze „normalisiert". Wir fordern die deutsche Regierung auf, zusammen mit anderen Regierungen auf eine weltweite Ächtung von Kampfdrohnen hin zu arbeiten.

    Großbritannien ist bisher das einzige Land in Europa, das eigene bewaffnete Kampfdrohnen einsetzt. Wir haben mit Bestürzung erfahren, dass Großbritannien die Anzahl von Reapers in seinem Arsenal verdoppeln wird und schon jetzt dabei ist, die wahrscheinlich erste Leitstelle für Drohnenkriegsführung in Europa auf dem RAF-Luftwaffenstützpunkt in Waddington einzurichten.

    Diese einseitige Entscheidung der britischen Regierung könnte möglicherweise ein Wettrennen von Regierungen innerhalb und außerhalb Europas zu Beschaffung und Benutzung von Kampfdrohnen auslösen.

    Darüber hinaus heißt es einerseits, dass das britische Verteidigungsministerium mit der aktuellen Untersuchung der Vereinten Nationen bezüglich eventueller Verstöße gegen das Völkerrecht durch die Benutzung unbemannter Drohnen in den Palästinensischen Gebieten, in Pakistan, Jemen, Somalia, und Afghanistan kooperiert4, während es gleichzeitig Berichte gibt, wonach Großbritannien angeblich durch das „UK Intelligence Centre GCHQ"5 (die Zentrale einer der drei britischen Geheimdienste) die USA mit Informationen für gezielte Tötungen in Pakistan6 und anderen Ländern versorgt hat und die US-Stützpunkte in Großbritannien auch aktuell direkt für gezielte Tötungen durch die USA in Afrika genutzt werden.

    Die UNO untersucht zurecht die zunehmende Anzahl von Drohnenangriffen, die von den US-amerikanischen und britischen Streitkräften in Afghanistan ausgeführt werden. Seit 2008 hat die Anzahl britischer Drohnenangriffe drastisch zugenommen - fast jeder dritte Drohnenangriff gegen das afghanische Volk wird durch Großbritannien ausgeführt7.

    In den letzten Jahren haben UNO-Beamte wiederholt ihre Besorgnis zum Ausdruck gebracht8, dass die Benutzung von Kampfdrohnen gegen Militante in Afghanistan durch die Vereinigten Staaten und das Vereinigte Königreich möglicherweise ein Bruch des Völkerrechts darstellt, selbst wenn im Einzelfall keine Zivilisten und Kinder getötet werden würden.

    Europas Staaten dürfen diese bedrohliche neue Form der Kriegsführung nicht einfach übernehmen! Diese neuen Drohnenkriege untergraben das in vielen Jahrhunderten in vielen Kämpfen und unter massiven Anstrengungen errungene demokratische Fundament unserer Gesellschaft.

    Es ist bekannt, dass die Nutzung von Kampfdrohnen die Schwelle zum bewaffneten Angriff senkt; die „gezielte" Tötung von Menschen selbst außerhalb von Kriegsgebieten - ohne Anklage, ohne einen Gerichtsprozeß und und ohne Verurteilung - beinhaltet; die Bevölkerung in den Einsatzgebieten gefährdet und terrorisiert; die Entwicklung hin zu autonomen Killer-Robotern befördert und eine neue Runde des Wettrüstens einläutet.

    Nach einer von Pew Research im vergangenen Frühling in 20 Ländern durchgeführten internationalen Umfrage9 lehnt eine deutliche Mehrheit der Bürger und Bürgerinnen in ganz Europa Drohnenangriffe strikt ab: 51% der Befragten in Polen, 55% in Italien, 59% in Deutschland, 62% in der Tschechischen Republik, 63% in Frankreich, 76% in Spanien, und 90% in Griechenland sprachen sich gegen den Einsatz bewaffneter Drohnen aus. Und selbst im Vereinten Königreich war mit 47% die Mehrheit der Befragten gegen Drohnenangriffe, während nur 43% sie befürworteten.

    Wir freuen uns sehr darüber, dass sich britische Bürger und Bürgerinnen nun aktiv gegen das aktuelle britische Drohnenprogramm einsetzen und am 27. April zum Luftwaffenstützpunkt Waddington marschieren und protestieren werden. Diesen Menschen sprechen wir unsere ausdrückliche Unterstützung aus. Wir fordern Sie dazu auf, auf diese britischen Bürgerinnen und Bürger zu hören - ihr Widerstand gegen Kampfdrohnen findet nicht nur in Großbritannien Unterstützung, sondern auch durch große Mehrheiten in ganz Europa und zunehmend auch durch Bürgerinnen und Bürger der USA.

    Zusammen mit vielen anderen Mitmenschen sowie zahlreichen Organisationen in den an Kraft gewinnenden Kampagnen gegen Kampfdrohnen in ganz Europa, den Vereinigten Staaten und der ganzen Welt werden wir uns dafür einsetzen, dass unsere Regierungen die Entwicklung, Anschaffung und den Einsatz von Drohnen beenden.

    Höchste Priorität muss sein, dass die Länder Europas jetzt beginnen, auf einen Konsens über einen Verbot der Weiterverbreitung von bewaffneten Drohnen hinzuarbeiten, statt sich darin zu beeilen, diese zu entwickeln, zu beschaffen und einzusetzen.

    Wir fordern die britische Regierung auf, den Proteste gegen Kampfdrohnen unter dem Titel „Ground the Drones"Einsatz bewaffneter Drohnen sofort einzustellen und deren Benutzung nicht weiter zu akzeptieren, sondern sich stattdessen mit anderen Regierungen zusammen zu tun, um auf ein internationales Abkommen zur Ächtung Kampfdrohnen hin zu arbeiten.

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

     

     Dieser offener Brief mitsamt aller Verweise als PDF-Datei hier verfügbar.


              Stoppt die klammheimliche Entscheidung zu Bundeswehr-Kampfdrohnen!        

    Pressemitteilung 2/2013 der Drohnen-Kampagne zum Appell "Keine Kampfdrohnen!"
    17. April 2013



    Stoppt die klammheimliche Entscheidung zu Bundeswehr-Kampfdrohnen!

    Drohnen-Kampagne wird von mehreren Parteien unterstützt


    Das aus zahlreichen Gruppen und Einzelpersonen bestehende Bündnis der Drohnen-Kampagne weist deutlich darauf hin, dass bereits jetzt und unter Ausschluß der Öffentlichkeit wichtige Fakten hinsichtlich der Anschaffung von Kampfdrohnen für die Bundeswehr geschaffen werden. Darüber hinaus teilt das Bündnis mit, dass der Appell "Keine Kampfdrohnen" nun von mehreren Parteien auf Bundesvorstands-Ebene unterstützt wird.


    Während die Vertreter der derzeitigen Bundesregierung immer wieder betonen, dass die Entscheidung zur Anschaffung von Kampfdrohnen für die Bundeswehr angeblich erst nach der Bundestagswahl gefällt würde, werden hinter den Kulissen bereits seit Monaten Fakten geschaffen.

    Die Bundeswehr verhandelt bereits mit dem israelischen Drohnenhersteller IAI [1] und das Verteidigungsministerium will noch in diesem Sommer die Anschaffung bewaffneter Drohnen beschließen. Vor allem werden jetzt schon hinter verschlossenen Türen die Arbeiten für eine internationale Ausschreibung von Kampfdrohnen vorangetrieben, die einer Beschlussfassung des Deutschen Bundestags vorauszugehen hat [2]. Weitere Berichte belegen das starke Interesse und Engagement der Bundesregierung zur Einführung von Kampf- und Kamikazedrohnen [3,4].

    Dieses alles widerspricht der medienwirksam verbreiteten Darstellung, man wolle zunächst eine öffentliche und ergebnisoffene Debatte abwarten, bevor man über bewaffnete Drohnen im Dienste des deutschen Militärs entscheide.

    Das bundesweite Bündnis der Drohnen-Kampagne fordert die sofortige Einstellung aller Vorbereitungen zur Anschaffung von Kampfdrohnen für die Bundeswehr.

    Das Bündnis hatte am 24. März einen Appell gegen die Anschaffung von Kampfdrohnen für die Bundeswehr veröffentlicht, der inzwischen von 120 Organisationen, Verbänden, Gruppen und Initiativen aus der Friedens- und Bürgerrechtsbewegung, aus Kirche und Gewerkschaften mitgetragen wird [5].

    Dem Appell haben sich jetzt auch vier Parteien angeschlossen: "Die Linke", "Bündnis 90/Die Grünen", die "Piraten" und die "DKP" unterstützen ab sofort den Appell "Keine Kampfdrohnen" auf Bundesvorstands-Ebene. Damit dürfte der Versuch der Bundesregierung, dieses wichtige Thema aus dem Bundeswahlkampf herauszuhalten, endgültig gescheitert sein.

    Das Bündnis der Drohnen-Kampagne informiert auf seinen Seiten unter www.drohnen-kampagne.de über Hintergründe zum Thema Überwachungs- und Kampfdrohnen und ermöglicht es einzelnen Personen wie Gruppen, den Appell "Keine Kampfdrohnen!" online wie offline zu zeichnen und damit zu unterstützen.


    ***


    [1] http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/kampfdrohnen-bundeswehr-verhandelt-mit-israel-ueber-kauf-a-894255.html

    [2] http://www.bundespressekonferenz.de/intern/protokolle-detail.php?1113

    [3] http://www.stern.de/blogs/der-investigativ-blog/projekt-superdrohne/

    [4] https://www.ftd.de/unternehmen/industrie/:harop-aus-israel-bundeswehr-erwaegt-kauf-von-kamikaze-drohnen/50125571.html

    [5] http://drohnen-kampagne.de/appell-keine-kampfdrohnen/unterstutzergruppen/

     


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              â€œIslam Menghasilkan Kekerasan”        

    Kesaksian Dan Kisah Nyata Mantan Terroris dan Militan Islam PLO Palestina Walid Shoebat Masuk Kristen : “Islam Menghasilkan Kekerasan”

    “Walid Shoebat: Mengapa Saya Meninggalkan Jihad ?”


    Kesaksian Walid Shoebat..

    “Saya teringat pada satu kesempatan di Betlehem ketika para penonton yang penuh sesak di sebuah bioskop bertepuk-tangan dengan sukacita saat menonton film 21 Hari di Munich. Saat kami melihat orang-orang Palestina …membunuh atlet-atlet Israel, kami…berteriak,’Allahu Akbar!’Sebuah slogan sukacita”.

    Salah-satu kekuatan yang paling dahsyat di dunia adalah kesaksian yang mengubah hidup. Sebagaimana Parvin dan Homa Darabi, Walid Shoebat juga mengalami jahatnya terorisme karena ia pernah menjalaninya – pada kenyataannya, ia mempraktekkannya. Sewaktu remaja, ia membom sebuah bank di Tanah Suci dan turut serta memukuli seorang tentara Israel. Ketika istrinya yang beragama Katolik menantangnya untuk mempelajari Alkitab, hatinya yang keras kemudian menjadi lembut saat ia belajar tentang anugerah, rekonsiliasi, dan kasih yang diberikan melalui pengorbanan Yesus Kristus. Sekarang Walid menyerukan perlunya toleransi beragama dan kebebasan pribadi. Dan ia berusaha keras, berjalan dari seorang teroris menjadi seorang yang anti teroris.

    Kisah Walid Shoebat dengan tajam menunjukkan pada kita apa yang akan terjadi di lingkungan kita jika kita tidak menghentikan terorisme Islam. Ia meninggalkan Islam dengan alasan yang jelas: Islam menghasilkan kekerasan. Ia takut jika kita yang hidup di dunia Barat dan negara-negara non-Muslim lainnya tidak bersatu sekarang, kita akan menghadapi kekerasan Islam yang lebih dahsyat di kemudian hari. Saat itu terjadi, itu tidak terjadi di suatu tempat di seberang lautan – itu akan terjadi di dalam komunitas kita sendiri.

    Mengapa Saya Meninggalkan Islam ?

    Saya lahir dan dibesarkan di Beit Sahour, Betlehem, di Tepi Barat, dalam sebuah keluarga berada. Kakek dari pihak ayah saya adalah seorang mukhtar, atau kepala suku, di desa itu. Ia adalah sahabat dari Haj-Ameen Al-Husseini, Mufti Agung Yerusalem dan sahabat dekat Adolf Hitler. Kakek dari pihak ibu saya, F.W.Georgeson, di sisi lain, adalah sahabat dekat Winston Churchill, dan pendukung keras terbentuknya negara Israel, walau saya tidak terlalu menyadari akan hal ini sampai bertahun-tahun kemudian dalam hidup saya. Saya dilahirkan pada salah satu hari raya penting Islam, yaitu hari kelahiran Nabi Muhammad. Ini adalah suatu kehormatan besar untuk ayah saya.Untuk merayakan hari itu, ia menamai saya Walid, yang berasal dari kata bahasa Arab mauled, yang artinya “kelahiran”. Itu adalah cara ayah saya untuk mengingat kenyataan bahwa putranya dilahirkan pada hari yang sama dengan kelahiran nabi terakhir dan terbesar dari semua nabi.

    Ayah saya adalah seorang Muslim Palestina yang mengajar bahasa Inggris dan studi Islam di Tanah Suci. Ibu saya adalah seorang Amerika yang menikahi ayah saya pada tahun 1956 ketika ayah saya sedang studi di Amerika. Karena mereka takut akan pengaruh dari gaya hidup Amerika terhadap anak-anak mereka, saat ibu saya sedang mengandung saya, orang-tua saya pindah ke Betlehem, yang pada waktu itu adalah bagian dari Yordania. Itu terjadi pada tahun 1960.Tak lama setelah orang-tua saya tiba di Betlehem, saya dilahirkan. Ketika ayah saya berganti pekerjaan, kami pindah ke Arab Saudi dan kemudian kembali ke Tanah Suci – kali ini ke dataran terendah di muka bumi: Yerikho.Saya dibesarkan dan belajar bagaimana membenci namun diselamatkan melalui teladan mengasihi yang ditunjukkan oleh ibu saya yang adalah orang Amerika, yang paham soal belas kasih, keadilan, dan kebebasan.

    Saya tidak pernah melupakan lagu pertama yang saya pelajari di sekolah.Judulnya adalah :  â€œOrang-orang Arab Kekasih Kami dan Orang-orang Yahudi Anjing-anjing Kami”. Waktu itu saya baru berumur 7 tahun. Saya ingat waktu itu saya bertanya-tanya siapakah orang Yahudi itu, namun bersama dengan teman-teman sekelas saya, saya mengulangi kata-kata itu tanpa benar-benar memahami apa arti yang sebenarnya.


    Saya dibesarkan di Tanah Suci, saya mengalami beberapa pertempuran antara Arab dan Yahudi. Pertempuran pertama, ketika kami masih tinggal di Yerikho, adalah Pertempuran Enam Hari, ketika orang Yahudi menaklukkan Yerusalem tua dan sisa “Palestina”. Sulit sekali menggambarkan betapa hal ini sangat mengecewakan dan mempermalukan orang Arab dan kaum Muslim di seluruh dunia.

    Konsul Amerika di Yerusalem datang ke desa kami tidak lama sebelum perang itu terjadi untuk mengevakuasi semua orang Amerika di wilayah itu. Oleh karena ibu saya adalah orang Amerika, mereka menawarkan bantuan kepada kami, tapi ayah saya menolak bantuan apapun dari mereka, karena ia mencintai negerinya. Saya masih ingat banyak hal selama perang itu – suara ledakan bom yang berlangsung berhari-hari dan bermalam-malam selama 6 hari, penjarahan toko-toko dan rumah-rumah oleh orang-orang Arab di Yerikho, orang-orang mengungsi menyeberangi Sungai Yordan karena takut terhadap orang Israel.

    Perang itu dinamai demikian karena hanya berlangsung dalam 6 hari. Orang Israel memperoleh kemenangan atas pasukan multi-nasional Arab yang menyerang dari banyak front. Hanya pada hari ke-7 peperangan ini, Rabbi Shalom Goren, ketua rohaniwan pasukan Pertahanan Israel, mengeluarkan pernyataan yang bergema dishofar, mengumumkan kontrol Yahudi atas Tembok Barat dan kota tua Yerusalem. Banyak orang Yahudi menghubungkan peristiwa ini paralel dengan kejadian yang dicatat dalam Alkitab ketika Yosua dan bangsa Israel menaklukkan Yerikho. Yosua dan orang Israel mengelilingi tembok Yerikho selama 6 hari, dan pada hari yang ke-7, mereka mengelilingi tembok itu 7 kali. Para imam membunyikan shofar bersamaan dengan orang-orang Israel berteriak dengan satu suara. Tembok pun roboh dan orang Israel menguasai kota itu.

    Seusai perang, bagi ayah saya di Yerikho, seakan-akan tembok itu telah roboh langsung menimpanya. Selama perang, ia duduk lengket dengan radio mendengarkan stasiun radio Yordan. Ia selalu berkata bahwa orang-orang Arab akan memenangkan perang itu – tapi ia mendengarkan stasiun radio yang salah. Stasiun radio Israel mengabarkan kebenaran mengenai kemenangan telak mereka. Namun ayah saya memilih untuk mempercayai orang Arab yang mengklaim bahwa orang-orang Israel – selalu – berbohong, mengumumkan propaganda palsu. Banyak diantara kita sekarang yang tentunya masih ingat menteri informasi Saddam, yang dikenal dengan “Baghdad Bob”, dan semua klaim liar dan laporan palsu yang diteriakkannya beberapa hari setelah kejatuhan Baghdad? Dalam dunia Islam, nampaknya ada hal-hal yang tidak pernah berubah.

    Kemudian, pindah kembali ke Betlehem, dan ayah saya memasukkan kami ke sebuah sekolah Anglikan-Lutheran agar dapat menguasai pelajaran-pelajaran bahasa Inggris. Saudara saya laki-laki dan perempuan, dan saya sendiri adalah satu-satunya orang Muslim di sekolah itu. Kami bertiga dibenci. Terutama bukan karena kami orang Muslim, tetapi karena kami setengah Amerika. Walaupun itu adalah sekolah Kristen, sekolah itu masih memiliki jejak kekristenan yang berwarna Islam yang mempengaruhi banyak orang Kristen Palestina hingga saat ini. Agar dapat diterima – dan kadangkala hanya supaya bisa tetap hidup – banyak orang Kristen di negara-negara yang didominasi Islam mengadopsi sikap benci yang dimiliki orang Muslim di sekeliling mereka terhadap Israel, Amerika dan dunia Barat.Karena kami separoh Amerika, guru-guru seringkali memukuli kami sementara murid-murid Kristen menertawakan hal itu.

    Akhirnya, ayah saya memindahkan saya ke sekolah pemerintah dimana saya mulai bertumbuh kuat dalam Islam. Saya diajari bahwa suatu hari penggenapan sebuah nubuat kuno oleh Nabi Muhammad akan terjadi. Nubuat ini menceritakan suatu peperangan dimana Tanah Suci akan kembali ditaklukkan Islam dan eliminasi orang Yahudi akan terjadi dalam sebuah pembantaian massal. Nubuat ini ditemukan dalam banyak buku suci tradisi Islam yang dikenal dengan Sahih Hadith.Tradisi ini berbunyi sebagai berikut, dan merupakan pola pikir semua pengikut Islam radikal”

    “[Muhammad berkata:] Saat terakhir tidak akan datang kecuali orang Muslim memerangi orang Yahudi dan orang Muslim akan membunuh mereka hingga orang Yahudi menyembunyikan diri di balik batu atau pohon dan berkata: Muslim, atau hamba Allah, ada orang Yahudi di belakang saya; datang dan bunuhlah dia; tetapi pohon Gharqad tidak akan berkata, karena itu adalah pohon orang Yahudi”. (Sahih Muslim Buku 041, Nomor 6985). Jika ditanya dimana pembantaian itu akan dilaksanakan, tradisi mengatakan bahwa itu akan terjadi di “Yerusalem dan daerah sekelilingnya”.

    Selama masa remaja saya, seperti ayah, saya selalu menyesuaikan diri dengan Islam dan apa saja yang diajarkan guru-guru Muslim kepada kami. Saya, seperti halnya teman-teman sekelas saya pada umumnya, sangat terinspirasi oleh visi Muhammad yang gelap dan penuh darah. Saya menyerahkan hidup saya untuk jihad, atau perang suci, untuk memenuhi penggenapan nubuat ini. Saya ingin menjadi bagian dari tercapainya rencana Muhammad, ketika Islam akan memperoleh kemenangan terakhir atas orang Yahudi dan akhirnya – tanpa halangan lagi – memerintah dunia. Ini adalah ideologi para mentor saya, dan ketika saya telah meninggalkan paham fanatik ini, jutaan orang di Timur Tengah masih mempercayainya, dan mereka masih berjuang untuk menjadikannya sebuah realita.

    Selama masa remaja saya, sering ada kerusuhan di sekolah menentang apa yang kami sebut sebagai pendudukan Israel. Sedapat-dapatnya saya berperan sebagai penghasut dan penggerak. Saya bersumpah untuk memerangi musuh Yahudi, percaya bahwa dengan melakukannya saya sedang melakukan kehendak Tuhan di atas bumi. Saya tetap setia pada sumpah saya saat saya memerangi tentara Israel dalam setiap kerusuhan. Saya menggunakan berbagai alat yang ada untuk menghasilkan kerusakan dan sakit yang sebesar-besarnya. Saya berunjuk rasa di sekolah, di jalanan, dan bahkan di Temple Mount di Yerusalem. Selama sekolah menengah, saya adalah pemimpin aktivis yang memperjuangkan Islam. Saya akan mempersiapkan pidato-pidato, slogan-slogan, dan menulis grafiti anti Israel sebagai usaha untuk memprovokasi murid-murid lain untuk melempari tentara-tentara Israel yang bersenjata dengan batu. Gema bergemuruh teriakan-teriakan kami masih jelas dalam ingatan saya:

    Tidak ada damai atau negosiasi dengan musuh!

    Darah dan jiwa kami kurbankan untuk Arafat!

    Darah dan jiwa kami kurbankan untuk Palestina!

    Matilah Zionis!

    Impian saya adalah untuk mati sebagai sahid, seorang martir untuk Islam. Pada saat berunjuk rasa saya akan membuka baju saya berharap untuk ditembak, tetapi karena orang Israel tidak pernah menembaki tubuh, saya tidak pernah berhasil. Ketika gambar-gambar sekolah diambil, saya dengan sengaja berpose dengan wajah yang cemberut mengantisipasi bahwa pada koran berikut wajah sayalah yang akan dimuat sebagai martir berikutnya. Banyak kali saya hampir terbunuh waktu unjuk rasa siswa dan kerusuhan dengan tentara Israel. Jantung saya berdebam; tak ada yang dapat menyingkirkan keinginan saya –kebencian dan kemarahan saya – selain dari mujizat. Saya adalah salah seorang dari orang-orang muda yang mungkin anda lihat di CNN melempar batu dan bom molotov pada hari-hari Intifada atau “kebangkitan”. Pada waktu itu, saya akan membenci label itu; tapi sebenarnya saya adalah seorang teroris muda. Pencucian otak dengan paham Islam-Nazi oleh para guru dan imam – dalam keseluruhan budaya saya – mencapai pengaruh yang dicita-citakannya.

    Apa yang saya ketahui sekarang adalah bahwa saya tidak hanya meneror orang lain, tetapi dalam banyak hal, saya sedang meneror diri saya sendiri dengan apa yang saya percayai. Perjuangan utama saya adalah untuk mendapatkan nilai yang cukup – untuk membangun catatan teror yang hebat – agar disukai Allah. Saya hidup dengan takut akan penghakiman dan neraka dan berpikir bahwa hanya dengan bersikap jahat seperti itu saya mempunyai kesempatan untuk masuk janna(surga, atau nirwana). Saya tidak pernah yakin bahwa semua “perbuatan baik” saya dapat melebihi perbuatan-perbuatan jahat saya jika ditimbang pada Hari Penghakiman. Saya tidak hanya digerakkan oleh kemarahan dan kebencian, tetapi juga oleh rasa tidak aman dan ketakutan secara spiritual. Saya percaya pada apa yang telah diajarkan pada saya: cara yang paling pasti untuk meredakan kemarahan Allah terhadap dosa-dosa saya adalah dengan mati memerangi orang Yahudi. Mungkin, jika saya berhasil, saya akan diberi pahala tempat khusus di Surga dimana wanita-wanita cantik bermata besar akan memenuhi hasrat saya yang terdalam.

    Sulit untuk menggambarkan sampai pada tahap seperti apa pencucian otak yang dialami orang seperti saya, yang dibesarkan di bawah sistem pendidikan Palestina. Semua pihak berotoritas menyuarakan pesan yang sama: pesan Islam –jihad atau kebencian terhadap orang Yahudi – dan hal-hal yang seharusnya tidak berkuasa atas pikiran orang muda.

    Saya teringat satu kejadian di Sekolah Menengah Dar-Jaser di Betlehem saat sedang studi tentang Islam, ketika salah seorang teman kelas saya bertanya kepada guru apakah seorang Muslim diijinkan memperkosa wanita Yahudi setelah mengalahkan mereka. Jawabannya adalah, ”Wanita yang ditangkap dalam pertempuran tidak mempunyai pilihan dalam hal ini, mereka adalah gundik-gundik dan mereka harus menaati tuannya. Berhubungan seks dengan budak tawanan bukanlah “sebuah pilihan bagi para budak”. Ini bukanlah pendapat guru itu semata-mata, tetapi jelas sekali diajarkan di dalam Qur’an:

    “Dan (diharamkan juga kamu mengawini) wanita yang bersuami, kecuali budak-budak yang kamu miliki (Allah telah menetapkan hukum itu) sebagai ketetapan-Nya atas kamu”. Surah 4:24

    Dan juga dikatakan dalam Qur’an:

    “Hai Nabi, sesungguhnya kami telah menghalalkan bagimu istri-istrimu yang telah kamu berikan mas kawinnya dan hamba sahaya yang kamu miliki yang kamu peroleh dalam peperangan yang dikaruniakan Allah untukmu, dan (demikian pula) anak-anak perempuan dari saudara laki-laki bapakmu, anak-anak perempuan dari saudara perempuan bapakmu, anak-anak perempuan dari saudara laki-laki ibumu dan anak-anak perempuan dari saudara perempuan ibumu yang turut hijrah bersama kamu dan perempuan mukmin yang menyerahkan dirinya kepada Nabi kalau Nabi mau mengawininya, sebagai pengkhususan bagimu, bukan untuk semua orang Mukmin”. Surah 33:50.

    Kami tidak mempermasalahkan soal Muhammad mengambil keuntungan dari hak istimewa ini saat ia menikahi sekitar 14 istri dan mempunyai beberapa budak wanita yang dikumpulkannya sebagai rampasan beberapa perang yang dimenangkannya. Kami tidak benar-benar tahu berapa banyak istri yang dimilikinya dan pertanyaan itu senantiasa merupakan hal yang kami perdebatkan.Salah seorang dari istri-istrinya diambil dari anak angkatnya sendiri, yaitu Zayd. Setelah Zayd menikahi wanita itu, Muhammad tertarik padanya. Zayd memberikannya kepada Muhammad, tetapi Muhammad tidak menerima pemberian Zayd itu hingga turunlah wahyu dari Allah. Istri-istri Muhammad yang lainnya adalah para tawanan Yahudi yang dipaksa menjadi budak setelah Muhammad memenggal kepala para suami dan keluarga mereka. Inilah hal-hal yang kami pelajari dalam studi kami mengenai Islam di sekolah menengah. Inilah orang yang harus kami teladani dalam segala hal. Inilah nabi kami, dan dari dia dan perkataannyalah kami belajar untuk membenci orang Yahudi.

    Saya teringat pada satu kesempatan di Betlehem ketika para penonton yang penuh sesak di sebuah bioskop bertepuk tangan dengan sukacita saat mereka menyaksikan film 21 Hari di Munich. Saat kami menyaksikan orang-orang Palestina melempar granat ke dalam helikopter dan membunuh para atlet Israel, kami semua – ratusan penonton – berteriak, “Allahu akbar!” sebuah slogan sukacita.

    Dalam suatu usaha untuk mengubah hati orang Palestina, stasiun televisi Israel menayangkan film dokumentasi mengenai Holocaust. Saya duduk dan menonton, menyoraki orang Jerman sambil makan pop corn. Hati saya begitu keras, mustahil bagi saya untuk mengubah sikap saya terhadap orang Yahudi, kecuali melalui “pencangkokan hati”.

    Oleh karena kemurahan Tuhan, saya memiliki sesuatu yang hanya dimiliki oleh sedikit dari teman-teman sekelas saya. Saya mempunyai seorang ibu yang berbelas kasih dan memiliki suara yang lembut – dengan sabar berusaha menggapai saya di tengah-tengah hiruk pikuk suara kebencian yang menulikan di sekitar saya. Ia berusaha mengajari saya di rumah tentang apa yang disebutnya dengan “rencana yang lebih baik”. Namun demikian, pada waktu itu apa yang diajarkannya hanya berdampak sedikit pada saya, karena tekad saya sudah teguh – saya akan hidup atau mati memerangi orang Yahudi. Tetapi seorang ibu tidak pernah menyerah.

    Saya tidak menyadarinya waktu itu, tetapi ibu saya telah dipengaruhi oleh sepasang misionaris Amerika. Ia bahkan telah dengan diam-diam meminta mereka untuk membaptisnya. Namun, ketika ia menolak untuk dibaptis di kolam yang penuh dengan ganggang hijau, pendeta misionaris itu harus meminta YMCA di Yerusalem untuk mengosongkan kolam yang dikhususkan untuk pria, dan kemudian ibu saya dibaptis disana. Tak seorang pun anggota keluarga kami mengetahuinya.

    Seringkali ibu mengajak saya mengunjungi berbagai museum di Israel. Ini berdampak positif pada saya dan saya jatuh cinta pada arkeologi. Saya terpesona pada arkeologi. Dalam banyak argumentasi saya dengan ibu, secara langsung saya katakan padanya bahwa orang Yahudi dan orang Kristen telah berubah dan memalsukan Alkitab.Ia menanggapinya dengan membawa saya ke Museum Gulungan Kitab di Yerusalem dimana ibu menunjukkan pada saya gulungan kuno kitab Yesaya – masih utuh. Ibu saya berhasil menyampaikan argumennya tanpa berkata-kata. Walaupun ibu berusaha mencapai saya dengan sabar dan lembut, saya tidak tergoyahkan. Saya akan menyiksanya dengan hinaan. Saya menyebutnya seorang “kafir” yang mengklaim bahwa Yesus adalah Anak Tuhan dan saya menyebut ibu “seorang penjajah terkutuk Amerika”. Saya menunjukkan padanya gambar-gambar di suratkabar tentang semua remaja Palestina yang telah menjadi “martir” sebagai akibat dari perselisihan dengan tentara Israel dan saya menuntut ibu untuk memberikan jawaban. Saya membencinya dan meminta ayah untuk menceraikannya dan menikahi seorang wanita Muslim yang baik.

    Di samping semua hal ini, ibulah – ketika saya dijebloskan ke Penjara Muscovite di Yerusalem – yang pergi ke konsulat Amerika di Yerusalem dan berusaha untuk mengeluarkan saya. Penjara Muscovite dulunya adalah kamp Rusia yang digunakan sebagai penjara pusat di Yerusalem bagi mereka yang kepergok menghasut orang untuk melakukan kekerasan terhadap Israel. Ibuku yang kekasih sangat kuatir akan arah hidup yang saya ambil sehingga rambutnya mulai rontok. Kekuatirannya bukannya tanpa alasan. Selama saya di penjara saya menjadi anggota kelompok teror Fatah milik Yasser Arafat. Tak lama kemudian, saya direkrut oleh seorang pembuat bom yang sangat terkenal dari Yerusalem yang bernama Mahmoud Al-Mughrabi.

    Sudah tiba saatnya bagi saya untuk melakukan yang lebih besar daripada sekadar protes dan membuat kerusuhan. Al-Mughrabi dan saya berencana untuk bertemu di Jalan Bab-El-Wad di Klub Bela Diri Judo-Star yang dikelola ayahnya di dekat Temple Mount di Yerusalem. Ia memberi saya bahan peledak yang rumit yang telah dirakitnya sendiri. Saya harus menggunakan bom – bahan peledak yang disembunyikan dalam seketul roti – untuk meledakkan cabang Bank Leumi di Betlehem. Mahmoud menolong saya menyelundupkan bom itu, seperti halnya Wakf Muslim – polisi agama di Temple Mount. Dari Temple Mount, saya berjalan keluar menuju podium dengan bahan peledak dan pengatur waktunya di tangan saya. Kami berjalan di sepanjang Dinding Ratapan dan menghindari semua titik pemeriksaan. Dari sana, saya berjalan ke stasiun bis dan naik bis ke Betlehem. Saya sudah sangat siap untuk menyerahkan hidup saya jika memang harus demikian. Saya berdiri di depan bank itu dan tangan saya sudah benar-benar siap untuk meledakkan bom di pintu depan, ketika saya melihat beberapa anak Palestina berjalan di dekat bank.
    Pada saat terakhir, saya malah melemparkan bom itu ke atap bank. Dan saya berlari. Ketika saya sampai di Church of the Nativity (gereja yang dibangun di tempat Yesus dilahirkan-Red), saya mendengar ledakan. Saya sangat ketakutan dan sangat depresi sehingga saya tidak dapat tidur berhari-hari. Saya hanyalah seorang remaja berusia 16 tahun. Saya bertanya-tanya apakah saya telah membunuh orang hari itu. Itulah kali pertama saya mengalami bagaimana rasanya memiliki tangan yang berlumuran darah. Saya tidak menikmati apa yang telah saya perbuat, tetapi saya merasa harus melakukannya karena itu adalah tugas saya.

    Kisah yang akan saya ceritakan pada anda berikut ini juga merupakan pergumulan. Itulah kali pertama saya berusaha untuk membunuh seorang Yahudi. Seperti jutaan belalang, batu-batu beterbangan dimana-mana saat kami bertikai dengan tentara Israel. Sekelompok orang dari pihak kami telah menyalakan api dengan cara membakar ban untuk digunakan sebagai blokade. Seorang tentara terluka kena lemparan batu. Ia mengejar anak yang telah melemparinya. Namun kami berhasil menangkap tentara itu. Bagaikan segerombolan binatang liar, kami menyerangnya dengan apa saja yang ada di tangan kami. Saya memegang pentungan dan saya menggunakan pentungan itu untuk memukuli kepalanya sampai pentungan itu patah. Seorang remaja lain memegang tongkat dengan paku-paku yang mencuat keluar. Ia terus memukuli kepala tentara yang masih muda itu hingga ia berlumuran darah. Kami hampir saja membunuhnya. Ajaibnya, seakan-akan dengan didorong ledakan adrenalin yang terakhir, dia lari sekencangnya menyeberangi blokade ban-ban berapi dan berhasil lolos ke seberang dimana para tentara Israel menggotong dan menyelamatkannya. Saya tidak tahu dari mana ia mendapatkan kekuatan itu.Tapi sekarang saya merasa senang karena ia berhasil melarikan diri. Sekarang, setelah bertahun-tahun berlalu, sulit sekali bagi saya mengekspresikan bagaimana saya sangat menyesal dan pedih jika mengingat bahwa saya pernah melakukan hal-hal seperti itu. Sekarang saya bukan orang yang sama seperti waktu itu.

    Setelah saya menyelesaikan sekolah menengah atas, orang-tua saya mengirim saya ke Amerika untuk mendapatkan pendidikan yang lebih tinggi. Saya masuk di sekolah yang kemudian dikenal dengan Loop College, yang terletak di jantung kota Chicago. Ketika saya tiba disana, saya langsung terlibat dengan banyak acara sosial politik yang anti Israel. Saya masih benar-benar percaya bahwa akan datang harinya dimana seluruh dunia akan tunduk kepada Islam dan kemudian dunia akan menyadari betapa dunia sangat berhutang kepada orang-orang Palestina yang telah mengalami banyak kehilangan oleh karena mereka adalah barisan terdepan dalam perang Islam melawan Israel.

    Loop College dipenuhi oleh berbagai organisasi Islam. Ketika saya berjalan ke kantin, rasanya seperti masuk ke sebuah kafe Arab di Timur tengah. Berbagai kelompok Islam beroperasi di luar jam sekolah pada waktu itu, tiap kelompok bersaing untuk merekrut siswa lain. Dengan segera saya mengabdikan tenaga saya untuk melayani sebagai seorang aktifis PLO – Organisasi Pembebasan Palestina. Secara resmi saya harus bekerja sebagai penerjemah dan konselor bagi siswa-siswa Arab melalui sebuah program Amerika yang disebut CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) dimana saya dibayar dengan bantuan dari pemerintah Amerika Serikat. Namun, sebenarnya, apa yang saya lakukan, meliputi menerjemahkan iklan-iklan untuk acara-acara yang bertujuan memenangkan simpati orang Amerika atas perjuangan Palestina. Kenyataannya, “memenangkan simpati” adalah ekspresi yang palsu. Kami berusaha untuk mencuci otak orang-orang Amerika – semua yang kami pandang sangat mudah tertipu. Dalam bahasa Arab, iklan-iklan untuk acara-acara semacam itu dengan terang-terang menggunakan jihadist, sebuah deskripsi anti semitis seperti: “Akan ada sungai darah…Datang dan dukunglah kami untuk mengirim siswa-siswa ke Selatan Libanon untuk memerangi orang Israel…”Di lain pihak, dalam versi bahasa Inggris, kami akan menggunakan deskripsi yang halus dan tidak merusak, seperti: “pesta budaya Timur tengah, datanglah dan bergabung dengan kami, kami akan menyajikan domba gratis dan baklava…” Waktu itu tahun 1970.

    Kemudian terjadilah Septembar Hitam.September Hitam adalah bulan yang dikenal di seluruh Timur Tengah sebagai saat ketika Raja Hussein dari Yordania bergerak menggagalkan sebuah usaha PLO di Yordania meruntuhkan kekuasaannya sebagai Raja. Banyak orang Palestina terbunuh dalam konflik yang berlangsung hampir setahun lamanya itu hingga bulan Juli 1971. Hasil akhir dari semua ini adalah pengusiran PLO dan ribuan orang Palestina dari Yordania masuk ke Lebanon.

    Tentu saja, konflik itu berkembang dan mempengaruhi berbagai organisasi siswa Arab di Loop College. Saya sangat kecewa dan frustrasi menyaksikan hal ini, karena saya menyadari bahwa tanpa persatuan, tujuan jihad di Amerika tidak akan berhasil. Pada saat itulah saya bergabung dengan Al-Ikhwan – Persaudaraan Muslim.

    Persaudaraan Muslim adalah organisasi yang membawahi sejumlah oraganisasi teroris lainnya di seluruh dunia. Saya tidak sendirian saat bergabung dengan Persaudaraan ini; ada ratusan siswa Muslim lain dari seluruh penjuru Amerika yang juga bergabung ketika itu. Saya percaya bahwa bekerja sebagai seorang aktifis untuk Persaudaraan Muslim adalah cara yang terbaik untuk membawa kesatuan diantara orang Muslim; bukan Muslim Palestina atau Muslim Yordania, melainkan satuummah Muslim – satu komunitas Muslim universal – di bawah satu payung Islam. Hingga akhirnya, seorang sheikhYordania bernama Jamal Said datang ke Amerika untuk merekrut siswa-siswa. Pertemuan perekrutan itu diadakan di gudang bawah tanah atau dengan menyewa kamar hotel. Para siswa Muslim berkumpul dari seluruh penjuru Amerika untuk menghadiri pertemuan itu dan mendengarkan Sheikh Jamal Said. Jamal memiliki status dan reputasi yang legendaris. Dia adalah sahabat Abdullah Azzam, yang terkenal di seluruh Timur tengah sebagai mentor dari Osama Bin Laden.

    Orang seringkali bertanya pada saya apakah menurut saya ada kelompok-kelompok sel teroris yang beroperasi di Amerika.Tidak diragukan lagi bahwa kelompok-kelompok itu memang ada. Sementara banyak mahasiswa Amerika di tahun 70-an bereksperimen dengan narkoba, memprotes pemerintah mereka, dan berpartisipasi dalam melahirkan gerakan “anak bunga”, mereka tidak memperkirakan adanya revolusi bawah tanah lainnya yang dilahirkan oleh para siswa Muslim radikal di seluruh negeri itu. Di dalam Islam, diajarkan bahwa jika seorang Muslim memasuki sebuah negara untuk menaklukkannya bagi Allah, ada beberapa tahapan sebelum mencapai “invasi” itu jika anda menginginkannya. Itu adalah tahap-tahap awal dari gerakan paling subversif yang akan dialami oleh negara itu. Itulah kelahiran gerakan jihadis di Amerika.

    Akhirnya saya pindah ke California, dimana saya bertemu dengan istri saya, seorang Katolik dari Meksiko. Saya ingin mentobatkannya kepada Islam. Saya mengatakan padanya bahwa orang Yahudi telah memalsukan Alkitab dan ia meminta saya untuk menunjukkan beberapa contoh pemalsuan itu. Ia menantang saya: ia menantang saya untuk mempelajari Alkitab itu sendiri supaya saya sendiri melihat apakah semua yang telah diajarkan kepada saya mengenai Alkitab dan orang Yahudi itu benar atau tidak. Itu membuat saya memulai sebuah perjalanan yang mengubah hidup saya secara radikal. Pada saat itu saya harus pergi membeli Alkitab dan saya mulai membacanya dan ada banyak sekali kata “Israel” di dalamnya. Kata yang paling saya benci itu ada dimana-mana di dalam kitab itu. Saya berpikir, bagaimana ini harus dijelaskan ? Saya mulai berpikir bahwa orang-orang Yahudi sesungguhnya tidak menyakiti kami tetapi kami membenci mereka dan menuduh mereka melakukan hal-hal yang mengerikan ini.

    Ini adalah sebuah perjalanan, yang dalam beberapa waktu lamanya hingga saya menemukan jawaban atas pertanyaan-pertanyaan saya, lebih merupakan sebuah obsesi. Saya akan begadang sampai larut malam dan membaca dengan tekun kitab suci orang Yahudi dan Kristen ini.Saya membaca Perjanjian Lama dan Perjanjian Baru. Saya mempelajari sejarah Yahudi. Saya berdoa dan menggumuli hal-hal yang saya temukan. Banyak hal dalam kepercayaan saya yang membentuk dasar-dasar cara berpikir saya yang Islami mulai bertumbangan. Karena dikonfrontasi dengan konflik yang jelas terlihat antara cara saya memandang dunia ini dan agama saya semenjak remaja dan kebenaran Alkitab yang menusuk, lalu saya berdoa mohon bimbingan Tuhan. Pada pertengahan tahun 1990, saya pergi ke reuni keluarga di selatan California, disana terjadi pertengkaran setelah saya membela tokoh Alkitab Rahel, yang disebut oleh paman saya sebagai “pelacur Yahudi”.

    “Kamu layak dimusuhi”, kata paman saya, dan mereka melemparkan saya keluar dari rumah.

    Saya sadar mereka tidak tahu apa-apa soal sejarah; apa yang mereka ketahui hanyalah propaganda yang dulu selalu diajarkan pada saya.

    Pertobatan saya membawa saya untuk meninggalkan kekerasan dan menjadi orang Kristen, tetapi untuk itu ada harga yang harus saya bayar: keluarga saya tidak mau mengakui saya lagi dan saudara saya sendiri mengancam akan membunuh saya karena telah meninggalkan Islam. Sekarang saya berharap bahwa dengan mengatakan kebenaran saya akan membuka mata orang banyak.

    Sekarang, saya adalah pendiri Yayasan Walid Shoebat. Misi hidup saya dan cita-cita saya adalah membawa kebenaran tentang orang Yahudi dan Israel ke seluruh dunia, sambil mengijinkan Kristus untuk menyembuhkan jiwa saya melalui pertobatan dan mengupayakan rekonsiliasi. Saya telah berketetapan untuk dengan tidak berlelah berbicara tentang Israel kepada ratusan ribu orang di dunia. Saya bersyukur kepada Tuhan karena Ia memberikan saya kesempatan untuk meminta pengampunan dan berekonsiliasi dengan orang Yahudi dimana pun di seluruh penjuru dunia. Kepada siapa pun yang mau mendengarkan, saya akan menceritakan kisah saya. Sebagai tambahan, walau ada banyak ancaman terhadap hidup saya – termasuk imbalan 10 juta Dollar untuk menangkap dan membunuh saya – saya terus berbicara menentang kebohongan-kebohongan Islam-Nazi yang dulu mengindoktrinasi saya.Jika mereka menangkap saya, saya akan terus bersuara.
    Ya, hari ini saya mengatakan pada dunia, Saya mengasihi orang Yahudi! Dan saya sangat percaya bahwa orang Yahudi adalah umat pilihan Tuhan yang bertujuan untuk memberi terang kepada orang-orang Arab dan juga seluruh dunia – jika mereka mengijinkan orang Yahudi menerangi mereka.

    Mengetahui kebenaran ini telah mengubah cara berpikir saya dari menjadi seorang pengikut Muhammad dan yang mengidolakan Adolf Hitler menjadi seorang yang percaya kepada Yesus Kristus, dari mempercayai kebohongan menjadi mengenal kebenaran, dari sakit secara spiritual menjadi dipulihkan, dari hidup dalam gelap menjadi melihat terang, dari terkutuk menjadi diselamatkan, dari keraguan kepada iman, dari benci menjadi kasih, dari perbuatan-perbuatan jahat kepada anugerah Tuhan di dalam Kristus.
    Inilah saya hari ini. Terpujilah Tuhan! Saya berharap dengan membaca kesaksian saya dan yang lainnya dalam buku ini anda mulai menyadari bahwa ada peperangan antara yang baik dan yang jahat, dan antara damai dengan terorisme, perselisihan antara kebebasan dan neo-fasisme. Sebagaimana yang saya katakan saya berbicara di Universitas Columbia: Hari ini saya berjuang untuk hak semua orang; saya berjuang untuk orang kulit hitam agar dibebaskan dari perbudakan, bagi orang Muslim agar bebas untuk bertobat kepada kekristenan, bagi orang-orang Yahudi yang menolak untuk menjadi Kristen, dan bagi orang-orang atheis untuk mendapatkan haknya menjadi orang atheis. Dan saya akan mati untuk hak kebebasan berbicara bagi semua orang di Amerika Serikat.

    Walid Shoebat

    Pendiri Yayasan Walid Shoebat

    Pengarang Mengapa Saya Meninggalkan Jihad dan Mengapa Kami Ingin Membunuh Anda.


    Link : www.shoebat.com
    http://shoebat.com/





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    Invitatie din carton alba cu motive in relief lipita pe un carton care creaza un chenar. Peste carton este prinsa o foaie mai mica de calc semitransparent cu ajutorul unei fundite albe....
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    Invitatie din carton invelita intr-o folie semitransparenta de calc cu motive aurii si o fereastra prin care se vad prenumele si initialele mirilor....
              Sommerurlaub 2013 am Mittelmeer        

    Das Mittelmeer gehört zweifelsohne zu den beliebtesten Reisezielen der Nord- und Mitteleuropäer. Doch nicht nur das Angebot der Flugreisen ist beachtenswert: Zahlreiche Campingmöglichkeiten an den Regionen am Mittelmeer verfügen über eine einzigartige wassernahe Lage und versprechen größtes Erholungspotential zu kleinstem Preis. Neben den Orten, die mit dem eigenen Auto als Reisemittel erreicht werden können, ist auch das Angebot der günstigen Flüge in diesem Sommer so groß wie selten zuvor.

    Der Beitrag Sommerurlaub 2013 am Mittelmeer erschien zuerst auf gizcnice.eu.


              Anti-Semitism and Racism in Europe        
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              (USA-CA-Merced) Chattel-Personal Property Appraiser        
    POSITION: Chattel-Personal Property Appraiser LOCATION: Merced/Stanislaus County GENERAL DATA: Yosemite Farm Creditandrsquo;s vision is Helping Our Members Prosper. The Association has a collaborative work environment with shared team values. The Association currently provides lending services to approximately 5,000 customers with loan volume approximately $2.5 billion. Major commodities financed include dairy and almonds, in addition to irrigated field crops, cattle, peaches, wine grapes and walnuts. The initial training will take place in either Merced, Turlock or Modesto. A company vehicle will be provided. GRADE: Depending on experience RESPONSIBILITY: The Chattel Appraiserandrsquo;s primary responsibility is to prepare written chattel personal property appraisal reports on livestock, feed and rolling stock equipment. Additional responsibilities include conducting field inspections of annual and perennial crops and conducting crop projections. Applicant must can establish and maintaining good customer relations by providing ongoing communications, coordination and assistance throughout the valuation process. Must be able to work independently and prioritize work assignments. The emphasis of the work will involve the dairy industry and permanent plantings. EXPERIENCE: * BA/BS degree (preferred but not required) with emphasis on agriculture. * Must have good understanding of agriculture, particularly livestock and crop production, and farm equipment. * Must have good understanding of dairy livestock operations. * Must have good analytical and statistical skills to evaluate, prioritize, and categorize data for valuation related activities. * Must have good verbal and written communication skills. * Must have good computer skills and be proficient in Windows, Excel, and Word. * Must have knowledge of crops grown in the San Joaquin Valley. FINAL FILING DATE: Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2017. To be considered for this position, send cover letter and personal resume to Human Resources, Yosemite Farm Credit, ACA, P. O. Box 3278, Turlock, CA 95381 or careers@yfc.ag. Please mark all correspondence CONFIDENTIAL. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Jerry Furtado at (209) 756-0956.Issue Date: July 25, 2017 EEO/AA/M/F/V/D EMPLOYER
              (USA-CA-Merced) RN - Registered Nurse - Labor & Delivery        
    TRAVEL REGISTERED NURSE (RN) – L&D CareerStaff Travel Nursing is looking for highly skilled L&D Nurses for travel RN contract opportunities in Merced, CA. Labor & delivery nurses are trained to provide care for pregnant women during the final stages of pregnancy, labor and delivery. The labor & delivery nurse is responsible for monitoring the pregnant woman's heart rate, fetal heart rate, time between contractions, woman's blood pressure and vital signs. During the final stages of pregnancy, labor & delivery nurses educate the patient on what to expect during labor and childbirth. This facility is a general medical and surgical hospital in Merced, CA, with 186 beds. In addition to being a acute care facility this hospital provides out patient services with their Cancer Center and Home Health. Merced’s Valley location southeast of San Francisco provides easy access to the central California coast, Sierra Nevada mountains and national parks, and major cities. Merced has historically been the “Gateway to Yosemite”, and residents also enjoy short drives to skiing, beaches, fishing, and other outdoor attractions.
              (USA-CA-Merced) Physician - Family Practice        
    ## Description **Specialty: Physician - Family Practice Location: Merced, CA** **TO APPLY**: Please contact Sam Cajudo at 707.398.6066 or SEND us your updated CV at: sam@nationwide-pr.com. We have many practice opportunities that go unadvertised. Please contact us directly at the number and email provided here for a personalized search! **H1B and J1 physicians are welcome to apply.** We are seeking multiple full-time Family Practice physician to join our group in Merced, CA. The ideal candidate should be Board Certified or Board Eligible, CA license or in the process of getting one. Flexible schedule of either 4 or 5 day work weeks. Direct primary outpatient care at least 40 hours per work, provide comprehensive, ongoing, and family oriented pediatric care, maintain active staff hospital privileges at local hospitals and share on call and hospitalization responsibilities with other physicians whenever feasible Market adjusted salary and an Incentive Program related to productivity and quality. Sign On bonus and relocation reimbursement. Payment of licensure, DEA and one professional society in your specialty, 403B matching program of 2% plus defined pension plan contribution. Loan Forgiveness Program Opportunities, CME reimbursements, dedicated time for CME and Administrative time. Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with a small premium - in the top 2% in the nation for insurance benefits and benefits at start on the first day of the month following 30 days employment. Provides premium payment for Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance. Option to purchase short term disability insurance. Paid Vacation Days and Holidays, Paid Sick Leave. *Community information*: Merced is a unique city, filled with warm, friendly people that will instantly make visitors feel welcome. The city offers a wide variety of attractions, historical sites, accommodations and dining opportunities that are sure to please. Arts and Culture are thriving in this proud community. From the galleries at their Multicultural Center to the live performances at Playhouse Merced, there is sure to be something for everyone! Go see the world’s largest cheese factory, visit the best military air museum in the country or take your family to a space & science learning center. And who can for forget, Merced is the Gateway to Yosemite. Whether summer, fall, winter or spring…Yosemite is picture perfect anytime you visit Merced. *Job ID:* Job-6267 FP *Job Title:* Physician - Family Practice
              (USA-CA-Merced) Psychiatrist (General)        
    ## Description **Specialty: Psychiatrist (General) Location: Merced, CA** **TO APPLY**: Please contact Sam Cajudo at 707.398.6066 or SEND us your updated CV at: sam@nationwide-pr.com. We have many practice opportunities that go unadvertised. Please contact us directly at the number and email provided here for a personalized search! **H1B and J1 physicians are welcome to apply**. We are seeking multiple full-time Psychiatrist to join our group in Merced, CA. The ideal candidate should be Board Certified or Board Eligible, CA license or in the process of getting one. Market adjusted salary and an Incentive Program related to productivity and quality. Sign On bonus and relocation reimbursement. Payment of licensure, DEA and one professional society in your specialty, 403B matching program of 2% plus defined pension plan contribution. Loan Forgiveness Program Opportunities, CME reimbursements, dedicated time for CME and Administrative time. Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with a small premium - in the top 2% in the nation for insurance benefits and benefits at start on the first day of the month following 30 days employment. Provides premium payment for Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance. Option to purchase short term disability insurance. Paid Vacation Days and Holidays, Paid Sick Leave. *Community information*: Merced is a unique city, filled with warm, friendly people that will instantly make visitors feel welcome. The city offers a wide variety of attractions, historical sites, accommodations and dining opportunities that are sure to please. Arts and Culture are thriving in this proud community. From the galleries at their Multicultural Center to the live performances at Playhouse Merced, there is sure to be something for everyone! Go see the world’s largest cheese factory, visit the best military air museum in the country or take your family to a space & science learning center. And who can for forget, Merced is the Gateway to Yosemite. Whether summer, fall, winter or spring…Yosemite is picture perfect anytime you visit Merced. *Job ID:* Job-6269 PSY *Job Title:* Psychiatrist (General)
              (USA-CA-Merced) Physician - Internal Medicine        
    ## Description **Specialty: Physician - Internal Medicine Location: Merced, CA** **TO APPLY**: Please contact Sam Cajudo at 707.398.6066 or SEND us your updated CV at: sam@nationwide-pr.com. We have many practice opportunities that go unadvertised. Please contact us directly at the number and email provided here for a personalized search! **H1B and J1 physicians are welcome to apply**. We are seeking multiple full-time Internal Medicine physician to join our group in Merced, CA. The ideal candidate should be Board Certified or Board Eligible, CA license or in the process of getting one. Flexible schedule of either 4 or 5 day work weeks. Direct primary outpatient care at least 40 hours per work, provide comprehensive, ongoing, and family oriented pediatric care, maintain active staff hospital privileges at local hospitals and share on call and hospitalization responsibilities with other physicians whenever feasible Market adjusted salary and an Incentive Program related to productivity and quality. Sign On bonus and relocation reimbursement. Payment of licensure, DEA and one professional society in your specialty, 403B matching program of 2% plus defined pension plan contribution. Loan Forgiveness Program Opportunities, CME reimbursements, dedicated time for CME and Administrative time. Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with a small premium - in the top 2% in the nation for insurance benefits and benefits at start on the first day of the month following 30 days employment. Provides premium payment for Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance. Option to purchase short term disability insurance. Paid Vacation Days and Holidays, Paid Sick Leave. *Community information*: Merced is a unique city, filled with warm, friendly people that will instantly make visitors feel welcome. The city offers a wide variety of attractions, historical sites, accommodations and dining opportunities that are sure to please. Arts and Culture are thriving in this proud community. From the galleries at their Multicultural Center to the live performances at Playhouse Merced, there is sure to be something for everyone! Go see the world’s largest cheese factory, visit the best military air museum in the country or take your family to a space & science learning center. And who can for forget, Merced is the Gateway to Yosemite. Whether summer, fall, winter or spring…Yosemite is picture perfect anytime you visit Merced. *Job ID:* Job-6268 IM *Job Title:* Physician - Internal Medicine
              Podlý útok v Jeruzalémě        

    Mobyho zpráva z Jeruzaléma:

    Pátek 14. července 2017

    "Izraelští policisté dnes dopoledne vnikli svévolně na Chrámovou horu, posvátné to území islámského náboženství. V absolutním rozporu se zásadami náboženské morálky a ochranou lidských práv zde zavraždili tři nábožné muslimy. Jednoho, který po barbarském útoku ještě žil, dorazili na místě. Izraelští okupanté poté sáhli k dalšímu podlému útoku na náboženské cítění utlačovaných Palestinců, když zakázali vstup na Chrámovou horu všem muslimům. Znemožnili jim tak dnešní polední modlitbu, tedy páteční – tu nejdůležitější v běhu týdne. Tento další zločin izraelské soldatesky oprávněně vyvolává rozhořčené emoce v řadách zbídačelého lidu."


    Před 60 lety tak mohlo psát Rudé Právo, jsme žádostivi, kdo se toho ujme dnes. Máme tipy, ale nechceme je navádět.

    Jak se věci mají:

    Trojice bídáckých izraelských Arabů opustila Chrámovou horu, a vyzbrojena dvěma automatickými zbraněmi a pistolí se jala pálit na policisty. Tři byli těžce zraněni, dva později zemřeli v nemocnici. Další policisté palbu opětovali. Stalo se to někde nedaleko vstupu na Chrámovou horu. Teroristé se pak uchýlili zpátky na Chrámovou horu, kde je policisté dohnali a zneškodnili. Jeden z postřelených teroristů se i pak pokoušel útočit, načež i on byl zastřelen. Chrámová hora je po incidentu samozřejmě z bezpečnostních důvodů uzavřena, včetně jejího širokého okolí.

    K tomu několik podoteků:

    a) Není jisto, zda oni pánové šli na svaté místo ozbrojeni. Pokud ano, ukazuje to na povahu nábožného cítění oněch pánů. Pokud ne, a vyzvedli si zbraně z úkrytu na Chrámové hoře, ukazuje to na povahu současných správců muslimského svatého místa. Tato úvaha nás napadla, neboť víme, že v těchto místech běžně panují přísná bezpečnostní opatření a policie pečlivě kontroluje zejména mladší muže.

    b) Vždy, když v Jeruzalémě dojde k útoku muslimů na Izraelce kameny nebo noži, je omezen vstup pánů v mužném věku na Chrámovou horu. Toho si museli být inseminátoři tohoto útoku vědomi. Tedy i toho, že bude znemožněna dnešní modlitba na Chrámové hoře. A že se tak roznítí hněv u jejich souvěrců.

    "Islám je samonasírací náboženství." (Slušná žena Moby Dicka)

    Každý izraelský odvetný krok proti paleoarabskému terorismu vždy vyvolává hromadný antisemitský pokřik muslimů, jejich euroamerických mediálních kolaborantů a darebáckých států v OSN – a jimi ovládáných mezinárodních organizací. Jsme zvědavi, s čím se vyrojí teď. Určitě vytrousí hlody, které by Mobyho a jeho menažerii ani ve snu nenapadly.

    Připomínáme, že Izrael po osvobození území bývalého britského mandátního území Palestina od jordánské okupace, tedy i po dobytí starého jeruzalémského města v šestidenní válce v roce 1967, dobrovolně předal náboženskou správu nad Chrámovou horou do rukou autonomní muslimské rady Waqf, která se zodpovídá jordánskému králi. Každý útok z Chrámové hory by mohl být tedy považován za válečný akt Jordánska vůči Izraeli. Pokud jordánský král nedokáže na Waqf působit tak, aby byl na Chrámové hoře pořádek, aby tam nechodili ozbrojení lidé a aby se odtamtud neútočilo na jinověrce, měl by izraelský stát odejmout všechny pravomoce jak jordánskému králi, tak náboženské radě.

    Připomínáme, že na území Izraele se dostává náboženské svobody všem vyznáním, nejen té trojici hlavních, ale i desítkám dalších, ať už se jedná o Drúzy, báhájisty nebo třeba mesianisty. Na území, zcela ovládaném palestinskou samosprávou, se tak neděje. Pokud by správa Chrámové hory přešla na izraelské úřady, je jisté, že by náboženská svoboda muslimů byla zachována. Nikoli však svoboda vraždit.

    "Je v tom rozdíl?" (Mrtvá Kočka)

    Tento krok by jistě vyvolal bouři nevole v muslimských a poturčeneckých zemích, ale ona ta nevole v těchto zemích panuje i proti samotné existenci státu Izrael.

    Co se týče budoucnosti Izraele, bude vždy záviset hlavně na něm samém, jak budou Izraelci silní…

    "…a jak přesně budou střílet." (Mrtvá Kočka)

    (Psáno 14. 7. 2017 ve 12:00)
              (USA-CA-Merced) Merced, CA area - Travel Job - Clinical Lab Scientist CLS or Med Tech        
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              Jaký most???        

    (Přežít Izrael)

    Minule jsme s Janinkou brouzdali po dunách kolem citadely Ashdodu. Málem bych jel rovnou k další atrakci, asi 4 km vzdáleným jezírkům u Nitcanu, avšak Jana mi už napotřetí připomněla, že sem jedeme hlavně kvůli tomu mostu. Jakýmu mostu, porád? Jo k tomu mostu Gešer ad Halom! Tak dobře.



    Jana sedá zase k volantu, já budím navigaci. Nikoli klasickou. Přesněji mapu s džípíeskou, kde modrý bod ukazuje, kde jsme, a modrá cestička nám ukazuje, kam se chceme dostat. Nejdříve cestičku nesleduji, projedeme se alejí vzrostlých palem podívat se jen kousek k nejjižnějšímu bloku sídlištních domů. Nalézá se tam jedna novodobá památka: Uprostřed ohromného kruhového objezdu obrovité modro-žluto-bílé plastické oko, jehož vršek jsme zahlédli nedávno i z dun. Není divu, že zahlédli; když se k tomu dílu přibližujeme, odhaduji podle blízkých věžáků, že je vysoké asi sedm pater. Nejkrásnější je v noci, když je zevnitř osvětleno měnícími se barvami, jak jsem viděl na webu. Do noci však čekat nehodláme. Takhle ve dne to vypadá velmi, velmi, no až odpudivě.

    Obkroužíme kruhák a vracíme se na modrou navigační cestičku. Ta nás vyvede na výjezdní komunikaci, hlavní ulici, která napojuje Ashdod na dálnici číslo 4. Na poslední křižovatce před mimoúrovňovým výjezdem na dálnici  musíme odbočit vlevo, most je až téměř u dálnice. Přesněji – nová čtyřka byla postavena nedaleko toho mostu. Který se nachází na linii, po které pochodovali PerÅ¡ané i Římané, Alexander Veliký i EgypÅ¥ani. EgypÅ¥ani v době faraónů i v době arabských socialistických režimů. Ti poslední nedoputovali, a my málem taky ne. Na té poslední křižovatce se totiž nedá odbočit vlevo! Izraelská klasika. Takže vedu Janinku vpravo, na nejbližším kruháku u benzinové pumpy (tak takhle se zajiÅ¡Å¥ují kÅ¡efty!) otáčíme, a pak už nás křižovatka pustí rovně dále. Koukám ven i na barevný displej s očima téměř na stopkách, abychom neminuli správnou odbočku, pamětihodnost není totiž nijak vyznačena. Tady vpravo ne, to je nějaký autobazar nebo opravna vraků. Tady, ano tady. Obrovité parkoviÅ¡tě vpravo je zcela prázdné, my míříme vlevo na betonovou plochu, kde mezi ostatními zaparkovanými vozy hledáme pro své téměř luxusní bílé auto stín pod blahovičníky.

    Tak jsme tady, jsme tady! K modrému nebi směřuje asi deset metrů vysoký pylon, postavený na mírně se svažující základně, která se rozkládá na kamenném náměstíčku asi deset na patnáct metrů. Kolem toho zelený trávníček, chráněný plůtkem. Připadá mi to jaksi neizraelské. V Evropě byly podobné čtyřstěnné obelisky, zakončené nahoře malou pyramidkou, oblíbené zejména v 19. století, a odkazovaly se k egyptské historii. Vlastně i ta základna má tvar zikuratu nebo spodku pyramidy. A na mramorovém obelisku je ve výšce vyvedeno jakési slunce se sedmi paprsky, které směřují dolů a jsou zakončeny jakýmisi hieroglyfy.

    ?

    Cedulka v hebrejštině a angličtině nás upozorňuje, abychom zachovávali pietu. Nacházíme se u pomníku padlých egyptských vojáků z doby války za nezávislost. Izraelské války za nezávislost.

    ???

    V roce 1948 šlo Izraeli o kejhák, a tady bylo jedno z klíčových míst, které, kdyby neubránil, tak by zanikl jen týdny po svém vzniku. A Izrael zde dovolil výstavbu tohoto památníku svému dávnému nepříteli. Připadá mi to poněkud nezvyklé. Jako kdybychom na Vítkově měli vedle mauzolea a kousek za Žižkou památník německým vojákům, kteří padli v době Českého povstání v roce 1945… A nezvyklé je, že i na území dnes egyptské Sinaje se nachází nejméně jeden památník padlým izraelským vojákům. A to na místě, kde v době čtvrté arabsko-izraelské války (tedy jomkippurské, jindy nazývané Válka soudného dne) v roce 1973 zřítil vrtulník, při čemž zahynulo deset vojáků speciální jednotky ZAHAL. Po výměně "území za mír" byly izraelské osady na Sinaji likvidovány, památník však zůstal. A dnes ho před hrozbou zničení islámskými teroristy chrání vyčleněná jednotka egyptské armády.

    Pěkné – ale tam se asi nevydáme. Kam se vydáváme, je onen most Gešer ad Halom. Pokud ho tedy najdeme. Jdeme písčitou cestou kolem vyschlého mělkého koryta. Tady by přece pro egyptské tanky nebyl problém přejet ho i bez mostů a pontonů. Stín blahovičníků padá na opuštěná pikniková místa. A támhleta pikniková místa nejsou opuštěná, obsadila je posádka dvou automobilů, které dorazily až sem. Auta na betonu, kde jsme zaparkovali, byla zjevně zaparkovaná nikoli kvůli památníkům. Pikniková místa mizí, objevuje se plácek, na kterém jsou kolem centrálního blahovičníku umístěny cedule, které v hebrejštině oznamují, co se tu stalo v roce 1917, 1831, 1799, 1468, 1174, 924 a tak. Hebrejsky neumím, i kdyby ty opršené a opadané železobetonové desky, uchycené ve zrezavělých kovových konstrukcích nebyly pokáleny ptactvem nebeským, ale vím, že tudy v uvedených letopočtech

    na Jeruzalém táhl britský generál Allenby,
    egyptský vládce Mehmet Alí, když  obsazoval Palestinu,
    od Akka utíkal francouzský císař Napoleon,
    pokud by to bylo minus 1468, pak Egypťané táhli na Meggido, aby dobyli Kanaán,
    pokud by to bylo minus 1174, pak se jedná o výboj egyptského faraona Ramsese III,
    ale 924 to fakt nevím, ani před ani po začátku našeho letopočtu.

    Už začínám být poněkud nervózní, jestli nějaký most konečně najdeme. Zatím jsme se dostali k pomerančové plantáži a sláva!, tady jeden most je. Můstek přes ono vyschlé korýtko, na nějž se nedá vjet, protože jest zahrazen balvanem. Deska na kameni vysvětluje v hebrejštině a arabštině význam místa. Na mostku je vydlážděna kompasová růžice, opět nečitelná. Ale to není ten správný mostek, je z něj ale vidět hladina nedalekého onačejšího toku. A už přicházíme na to pravé místo, na kterém se vyskytuje asi pět metrů vysoký a tři metry široký betonový válec, posazený na kamenné podezdívce. Hebrejský text opět nepřečtu, hodil by se poučený průvodce. K rezavým dveřím nevedou schody, nad nimi se nacházejí úzké a široké střílny. Vypadá to jako nádrž na vodu. Dobře vyzbrojená nádrž, která chránila přechod řeky na jižní straně.



    Naproti tomuto objektu se nachází pamětní zeď, na níž je na reliéfu místní krajiny přehledně vyobrazeno, jak bitva o most probíhala. Bohužel jsou popisky opět pouze v hebrejštině. Na okraji je hebrejsky psaná tabulka, ze které rozumím jen to, že zeď byla postavena péčí neznámých sponzorů v roce 2009. Na malinkém obrázku je na ní vyobrazeno, jak to tady v tom osmačtyřicátém vypadalo – z každé z obou střílen pevnůstky trčí čtveřice hrozivě se tvářících laufů. A teď se půjdeme podívat na ten pravý most přes říčku Lachiš. Sestupujeme po amfiteátrových schodech na cestičku kolem řečiště, pak pomohu Janince až na jeho dno, vydlážděné velkými plochými kameny. Je suché, vodu, kterou jsme nahoře viděli, zadržuje o něco výše malý jízek. Před námi jsou celkem čtyři mosty, avšak jen jeden je památeční.

    První most je železniční. Nový, čerstvý, přes který přechází trať do Ashkelonu. Bývávala tady dál ve vnitrozemí kdysi železniční trať, za Britů, která vedla od roku 1919 z Káhiry přes Lod a Jaffu až do Haify a později ještě kousek dál na sever k libanonským hranicím. Po válce za nezávislost byla zrušena – nebylo ke komu jezdit. Tenhle most pochází z roku 1995, kdy do Ashdodu pronikla nová železnice z Tel Avivu. Ta se roku 2005 prodloužila do blízkého Ashkelonu, aby v roce 2015 skončila až v Beer Ševě. Fotografujeme, podcházíme.

    Teprve pak je tu TEN most. Tři lomené oblouky ze světlého kamene přecházejí přes koryto. Ze světlého kamene? Ano, protože zde je sice TOTO místo, ale původní most byl ve válce samozřejmě zničen. Posléze byl obnoven, a podle české wiki dnes po něm vede nová dálnice číslo 4. Čtyřproudová. Jak by napovídala příhradová konstrukce, přečuhující přes obrys mostu. Ta však patří až k dalšímu mostu. Tento, ten "pravý", byl po výstavbě dálnice znovu zrušen. A posléze znovu postaven ve své třetí verzi jako památník. Na tento most by se však čtyři pruhy nevešly. Podcházíme ho, abychom si ho prohlédli z druhé strany. Je "dvouproudový", prostě jako normální most jako pro normální silnici. Ten dálniční je o kousek dál. K němu už nesměřujeme, jenom si ho objektivem přitáhnu, abych sejmul pohled na čtvrtý most, který se za ním skrývá. Spíše jen lávka pro pěší a cyklisty.

    Jak už jsem psal dříve – jsme v dopravním koridoru, který doplňuje ještě linie vysokého napětí, která znehodnocuje většinu snímků z tohoto historického místa. Ano, táhli tudy všichni výšeuvedení i výšeneuvedení, tudy, asi čtyři až pět kilometrů od pobřeží. Tak daleko proto, aby se vyhnuli vlnám dun a mohli pokračovat pěkně po rovince. Egypťané to tu měli prošlapané a proježděné už pár tisíc let. Takže by to pro ně neměl být problém ani v tom roce 1948.

    14. května toho roku přednesl na zvláštím zasedání Ústavodárného shromáždění v sále telavivského muzea David Ben Gurion návrh deklarace nezávislosti. V pátek odpoledne, těsně před začátkem šabatu. Návrh byl vzápětí přijat jednomyslně. O půlnoci, v okamžik, kdy končil britský mandát nad Palestinou, vznikl Stát Izrael. V první vteřině 15. května, tedy o šabatu, vstoupila vojska všech arabských sousedů na jeho "mezinárodně uznané" území. A nejen sousedů. Od severu postupovala sjednocená libanonsko-syrská armáda, z východu armáda (Za)Jordánska, podporovaná silným íráckým expedičním sborem a symbolickou jemenskou jednotkou. V tomto směru začala válka na Allenbyho mostě přes Jordán přesně o půlnoci. Jako první vystřelil ze své pistole zajordánský král Abdalláh. Z jihu útočili Egypťané s dílčí účastí Saúdské Artábie. Egypťané nastoupili se dvěma pěšími brigádami (10 tisíc mužů), které podporoval tankový prapor britských tanků typu Crusader (aneb Křižák!), oddíl dělostřelectva, tři letky stíhačů a jedna letka bombardérů. První brigáda se vydala dobýt Jeruzalém, druhá se ze Sinaje vyhrnula přes Gazu směrem na Tel Aviv. Telavivská brigáda překročila hranice u Rafáhu. Zatím jen se dvěma prapory, tanky a dělostřelectvem zaútočila na tamní kibuc – který první útok odrazil pomocí letitých opakovaček a Molotovovými koktejly. Egypťané si mysleli, že 11 židovských kibuců na území Gazy pro ně nebude problém. Ale byl. Úpornou obranu svedly zejména kibucy Nirim a Darom. To umožnilo kibucníkům v Jad Mordechaj, tři kilometry od severních hranic Gazy, vykopat zákopy – a odsunout děti do zázemí. A ženy. Většina žen však zůstala bránit svůj dům, svůj kibuc, svou vlast.

    Nakonec EgypÅ¥ané Darom obeÅ¡li, aby se nezdržovali vosou v kožiÅ¡e, a zamířili přímo na sever. Časně ráno 19. května zaútočily egyptské síly na Jad Mordechaj. Bombardovaly ho z dopravních Dakot, ostřelovaly z děl. Jediný betonový bunkr na jižním okraji vesnice zadržel tři útoky pěšáků. Načež nastoupily tanky... Vesnice byla obklíčena. Ze 120 obránců padla první den celá třetina. Nakonec nepomohl ani omezený kontingent Palmachu, který se dovnitř přes obklíčení v noci dostal. Proč omezený? Bojovalo se totiž na vÅ¡ech stranách a posily nebylo odkud brát. Syřané postupovali s tanky kolem jezera Kineret, až se dostali jen 15 km od pobřeží Středozemního moře, Jeruzalém byl obklíčen Arabskou legií. Jad Mordechaj padl až po pěti dnech, až potom, co obráncům doÅ¡ly náboje. A životy. 23. května se EgypÅ¥ané vydali znovu na sever. Těch devět dnů, které kibucníci zaměstnávali obrovitou armádu jižního souseda posloužilo k tomu, aby se na EgypÅ¥any u pětadvacet kilometrů vzdáleného Ashdodu připravila Giv'atská brigáda Hagany (izraelské síly obrany (IDF) byly ustanoveny až  28. května). K té přípravě patřilo i vyhození mostu u Ashdodu na silnici číslo 4.

    Vylezeme po schodišti, jehož zábradlí je lemováno vzrostlými papyry až na úroveň dávné biblické silnice. Dodnes slouží pro místní dopravu, totiž – mohla by sloužit, pokud by se na ni někdo dostal. Most je širší než komunikace, která ho překračuje. Úzká jednoproudá vozovka je nejspíše někde "ošetřena" patřičnými kameny, aby se sem nikdo nezvaný nedostal. Avšak cyklisté a motocyklisté ji mohou používat. Motocyklisté určitě – jak o tom svědčí černé stopy pneumatik, jak si tady na hladkém mramorovém povrchu nějaké motoristické hovado zkoušelo smyky.

    Za mostem se ve stínu nezbytného blahovičníku zjevuje další památník. Model toho, jak to tu kdysi vypadalo. Černý povrch silnice se stoupajícím obloukem z jedné strany přibližuje ke stoupajícímu oblouku s černým povrchem silnice z druhé strany. Uprostřed se obě silnice – nespojují. Otáčejí se kolmo vzhůru k nebesům, nakreslené na dvou pylonech, které od sebe odděluje zubatý centimetr volného prostoru. Jak je vidno, jde o duchovní model situace. Neprošli. Nově utvořený státní národ jim řekl:

    "Jen pocaď!"

    Znovu scházíme na dno dnes suchého koryta, kudy se valí voda jen během jarního dešťového období. U válcovité pevnůstky opět procházíme kolem památeční zdi s památeční mapou. Vracíme se přes můstek nad suchým korýtkem vedlejšího přítoku, kolem piknikových míst až skoro k egyptskému památníku. Sedáme si na lavičku pod rozložitý strom typu olše, rozkládáme své výletní zásoby a obědváme. Je čas spočinout, je čas přemýšlet o tom, co jsme dnes viděli, i o tom, co jsem kdy o tomto místě slyšel a četl. O připomínaném – i o nepřipomínaném.

    Spousty pomníčků a připomínek jsme zde viděli. Nebyla vÅ¡ak zmíněna jedna událost (nebo jsem si nevÅ¡iml, že by byla zmíněna), která měla v bitvě o most Ad Halom rozhodující efekt. 29. května 1948, pět dnů po pádu Jad Mordechaj, byly síly Giv'atské brigády už prakticky vyčerpány. Ztráty při zoufalých ústupových bojích byly obrovské. Veliteli Å imonovi Avidatovi zůstalo jen 250 bojeschopných vojáků! Proti pěti tisícům pěšáků a minimálně 15 tankům. Zastavit další postup egyptských sil se jevilo pouze jako "teoretická záležitost". Zejména proto, že si EgypÅ¥ané v náhradu za zničený kamenný most dotáhli britský pontonový most  Bailey. Ten den navečer vÅ¡ak na egyptskou kolonu zaútočila 101. peruÅ¥ izraelského letectva.

    "101. peruÅ¥" byla vlastně první, a zatím jediná peruÅ¥ stíhaček. Tedy vojenských letadel. Lehoučké pipery svrhávaly na Araby jen podomácku dělané bomby, na obrněnou kolonu si troufnout nemohly, létaly jen v době kolem východu či západu, aby je z oblohy nesmetly egyptské spifiry. 

    "Peruť"? Ve skutečnosti nešlo o "jednotku zvící 20-40 letounů, složenou z několika (obvykle tří) letek po 9-12 strojích". Tato "peruť" měla jen dvě letky po dvou letadlech. Šlo o čtyři letadla československé výroby Avie 199. Ty se dostaly na letiště v Ekronu přes vpodstatě antisemitské mezinárodní embargo z vojenského letiště v Žatci v rámci Operace Balak v útrobách dopravních letadel, kam se rozmontované vešly jen tak tak. Jejich transport, spolu s pěticí izraelských letců, vycvičených na letišti v Českých Budějovicích, byl uspíšen náletem dvou egyptských Dakot na Tel Aviv, při kterém bylo zabito 42 lidí a desítky dalších zabito. A Izrael nevlastnil letadlo, které by ta vpodstatě jen dopravní letadla dokázala zastavit. 19. 5. přiletěl první Skymaster s první Avií, 21. 5. pak menší Curtiss Commando, kde krom letadla a nábojů bylo i pět československých techniků, kteří se hned jali montovat přivezená éra. Letiště Ekron (dříve RAF Aqir, dnes Tel Nof) je přitom od onoho strategického mostu vzdáleno jen asi 14 kilometrů, 3 minuty stoupavého letu.

    Poslední Avie 199 (drak z německých Messerschmitt Bf 109G osazený motorem Jumo 211, který Němci vyvinuli pro bombardéry) z první dodávky čtyř letadel byla dána dohromady 28. května. Piloti je po montáži ani nezkoušeli, aby Egypťané neviděli, že mají také nějaké stíhačky a nemohli se na ně připravit.

    "Vycvičení piloti?" Každý měl za sebou jen 7-9 letových hodin na těžko ovladatelné Avii-Mezku, naštěstí měli za sebou válečné zkušenosti v RAF.

    Mezek v muzeu Izraelských leteckých sil, Hacerim
    Celé čtyřčlenné izraelské letectvo odstartovalo večer 29.5. 1948 nejdříve západním směrem k pobřeží, aby nasbíralo potřebnou výšku mimo dostřel Egypťanů. Kolem jejich pozic přeletěli asi sedm kilometrů daleko. Okamžitě na ně začala střílet egyptská protiletadlová děla. Naštěstí netrefila a naštěstí si Egypťané neuvědomili, že jde o jinou kategorii letadel, než jsou civilní lehké stroje. Po dosažení dvoukilometrové výšky začali Izraelci točit k jihu. Dostali se, jak si mysleli, na konec konvoje, obrátili se do vnitrozemí a začali na něj útočit odzadu. Jenže útočili vlastně odprostředka, protože egyptská obrněná kolona byla nedohledná. V tomto terénu se prostě dalo s těžkou technikou postupovat jen po silnicích. Piloti klesli do útočných pozic a nejdříve odhodili zpod křídel každý dvě sedmdesátikilové bomby. Při druhém náletu spustili dvacetimilimetrové kanony a vyprázdnili jejich zásobníky. Při třetím pálily ještě letecké kulomety.

    Při tomto útoku havarovalo (bylo sestřeleno?, technická závada nevyzkoušeného stroje?) jedno letadlo, při přistání to jeden pilot ještě narval do hangáru, k němuž ho nesl masivní točivý moment předimenzovaného motoru. Tohoto prvního útoku se zúčastnil i Ezer Weizman (jedno n), synovec tehdejšího prezidenta Chajima Weizmanna (dvě n), který svou vojenskou leteckou kariéru dotáhl až na funkci velitele Izraelského vojenského letectva. V roce 1967 byl velitelem operací Generálního štábu, a i díky němu Izrael zvítězil v šestidenní válce. Nakonec se dal na politiku a posléze se stal dalším prezidentem Izraele.

    Izraelské vojenské letectvo přišlo při této první akci vlastně o celou polovičku své kapacity. Egypťané své ztráty nikdy nezveřejnili. Avšak jednu ztrátu, totiž ztrátu startegické iniciativy nešlo přehlédnout. "Oni mají letadla, skutečná letadla s opravdovou výzbrojí?" ptali se sami sebe taktici na zemi, přemítali stratégové v Káhiře. Postup kolony se zastavil – co kdyby na ně měli Židé další rafinované zbraně?! No a než se doptali a dopřemýšleli byla 11. června uzavřena dohoda na čtyřtýdenní přerušení bojů. Během této doby teprve vlastně vykrystalizovala samotná izraelská armáda s jednotným velením. A během této doby obdržela čerstvá IDF zbrojní dodávky nejen už pouze z Československa. A tak se Egypťané tentokráte dostali jen Až sem!

    Tak takový je to most, Janinko.

    Daly by se o tomto mostu napsat romány, a taky se napsaly. (Z jednoho z nich, z knihy Mosty do Tel Avivu od Jiřího Šulce, jsem – mimo jiné – také čerpal.) Doufám, že se najde nějaký osvícený český sponzor, který umožní, aby byla tato kapitola československé pomoci židovskému státu na tomto místě plném jiných památníků také připomenuta.

    A teď se konečně můžeme vydat k dunovým jezírkům a na koupání v moři. Ale o tom až příště.

    Prožito v Ahsdodu v úterý 24. dubna 2017, psáno na Lužinách v pondělí 12. a v úterý 13. června 2017
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    Foto © Jan Kovanic

    Minulé díly vyprávění o letošní (i loňské) cestě do Izraele viz na blogu Šamanovo doupě, záložka Izrael. (Fotky jsou tam z nějakého technického důvodu podstatně ostřejší než na Psu! Při kliknutí na obrázek se onen rozbalí v původní velikosti.)

    Cestopis Mír v Izraeli z Šamanových předcházejících tří cest po Izraeli seženete u knihkupců, na besedách s autogramem přímo od autora, anebo u vydavatele.
              (USA-CA-Merced) barista - Store# 09514, YOSEMITE & PAULSON        
    **Summary of Experience** + No previous experience required **Basic Qualifications** + Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality, with or without reasonable accommodation + Available to work flexible hours that may include early mornings, evenings, weekends, nights and/or holidays + Meet store operating policies and standards, including providing quality beverages and food products, cash handling and store safety and security, with or without reasonable accommodation + Engage with and understand our customers, including discovering and responding to customer needs through clear and pleasant communication + Prepare food and beverages to standard recipes or customized for customers, including recipe changes such as temperature, quantity of ingredients or substituted ingredients + Available to perform many different tasks within the store during each shift **Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities** + Ability to learn quickly + Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and request clarification when needed + Strong interpersonal skills + Ability to work as part of a team + Ability to build relationships _Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, veterans & individuals with disabilities. Starbucks will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances._
              (USA-CA-Merced) shift supervisor - Store# 09514, YOSEMITE & PAULSON        
    **Summary of Experience** Customer service experience in a retail or restaurant environment - 1 year **Basic Qualifications** + Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality, with or without reasonable accommodation + Available to work flexible hours that may include early mornings, evenings, weekends, nights and/or holidays + Meet store operating policies and standards, including providing quality beverages and food products, cash handling and store safety and security, with or without reasonable accommodation + Six (6) months of experience in a position that required constant interacting with and fulfilling the requests of customers + Prepare and coach the preparation of food and beverages to standard recipes or customized for customers, including recipe changes such as temperature, quantity of ingredients or substituted ingredients + At least six (6) months of experience delegating tasks to other employees and/or coordinating the tasks of two (2) or more employees **Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities** + Ability to direct the work of others + Ability to learn quickly + Effective oral communication skills + Knowledge of the retail environment + Strong interpersonal skills + Ability to work as part of a team + Ability to build relationships _Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, veterans & individuals with disabilities. Starbucks will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances._
              (USA-CA-Merced) Clinical Lab Scientist - Clinical Laboratory Services - Full Time Days        
    *Position Summary* Provides laboratory testing to inpatients and outpatients, quality control, and instrument maintenance and related record keeping and result reporting. May be assigned to or rotate to various areas such as: Microbiology, Chemistry/Special Chemistry, Transfusion Services, Coagulation, Hematology, Urinalysis and Immunology. Patients served are neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adults, and geriatric age groups. *Qualifications Minimum* 1. Education level necessary to obtain required licensure and certifications: · A doctor of medicine, osteopathy, or doctor of podiatric medicine licensed to practice, osteopathy, podiatry in the state in which the laboratory is located, or have earned a doctoral, masters or bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution; or An associate degree in a chemical, physical, or biological l science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution; or · High school diploma or equivalent and have successfully completed an official military medical laboratory procedures course of at least 50 weeks duration, and have held the military enlisted occupational specialty of Medical Laboratory Specialist (Medical Technician); or · High school diploma or equivalent, and have such documentation of training appropriate for the testing performed prior to analyzing patient specimens. Such training must ensure that the individual has the skills required for the proper specimen collection, including patient preparation, if applicable, labeling handling, preservation or fixation, processing or preparation, transportation and storage of specimens etc., etc. 2. Must possess and maintain a current Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license within the state of California. 3. Computer literate *Desired* 1. One (1) year experience in an acute care facility. Mercy Medical Center , a Dignity Health member, has been building a rich history of care in our community for more than 100 years. We have grown from a small one-story wooden structure into a major healthcare provider with a new 186-bed main campus, offering the latest in facility design and technology. Mercy also operates Outpatient Centers, a Cancer Center and several rural clinics. Wherever you work throughout our system, you will find faces of experience with dedication to high quality, personalized care. Joining our 1,300 employees, 230 physicians and many volunteers, you can help carry out our commitment to providing our community with the excellence they have come to associate with Mercy Medical Center. Mercy Medical Center Laboratory offers the use of state-of-the art equipment in a fast-paced environment. You’ll enjoy working with laboratorians who care about their patients and the quality of their work. Merced is located in the San Joaquin Valley of California, and is home to the 10thand newest campus of the University of California. Considered the “Gateway to Yosemite”, Merced is the closest (just 69 miles away) large community to Yosemite National Park and its tremendous recreational opportunities. Other national parks, rivers and lakes are within close reach. Monterey, San Francisco, Sacramento are all within an easy two hour drive. On top of all that, Merced is a great place to raise your kids! **Job:** **Laboratory* **Organization:** **Mercy Medical Center Merced* **Title:** *Clinical Lab Scientist - Clinical Laboratory Services - Full Time Days* **Location:** *California-Central California Service Area-Merced-Mercy Merced Community* **Requisition ID:** *1700008446* **Equal Opportunity** Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
              (USA-CA-Merced) Clinical Lab Scientist - Clinical Laboratory Services - Full Time Days        
    *Qualifications Minimum* 1. Education level necessary to obtain required licensure and certifications: · A doctor of medicine, osteopathy, or doctor of podiatric medicine licensed to practice, osteopathy, podiatry in the state in which the laboratory is located, or have earned a doctoral, masters or bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution; or An associate degree in a chemical, physical, or biological l science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution; or · High school diploma or equivalent and have successfully completed an official military medical laboratory procedures course of at least 50 weeks duration, and have held the military enlisted occupational specialty of Medical Laboratory Specialist (Medical Technician); or · High school diploma or equivalent, and have such documentation of training appropriate for the testing performed prior to analyzing patient specimens. Such training must ensure that the individual has the skills required for the proper specimen collection, including patient preparation, if applicable, labeling handling, preservation or fixation, processing or preparation, transportation and storage of specimens etc., etc. 2. Must possess and maintain a current Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license within the state of California. 3. Computer literate *Desired* 1. One (1) year experience in an acute care facility. * * * * Mercy Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, has been building a rich history of care in our community for more than 100 years. We have grown from a small one-story wooden structure into a major healthcare provider with a new 186-bed main campus, offering the latest in facility design and technology. Mercy also operates Outpatient Centers, a Cancer Center and several rural clinics. Wherever you work throughout our system, you will find faces of experience with dedication to high quality, personalized care. Joining our 1,300 employees, 230 physicians and many volunteers, you can help carry out our commitment to providing our community with the excellence they have come to associate with Mercy Medical Center. Mercy Medical Center Laboratory offers the use of state-of-the art equipment in a fast-paced environment. You’ll enjoy working with laboratorians who care about their patients and the quality of their work. Merced is located in the San Joaquin Valley of California, and is home to the 10thand newest campus of the University of California. Considered the “Gateway to Yosemite”, Merced is the closest (just 69 miles away) large community to Yosemite National Park and its tremendous recreational opportunities. Other national parks, rivers and lakes are within close reach. Monterey, San Francisco, Sacramento are all within an easy two hour drive. On top of all that, Merced is a great place to raise your kids! **Job:** **Laboratory* **Organization:** **Mercy Medical Center Merced* **Title:** *Clinical Lab Scientist - Clinical Laboratory Services - Full Time Days* **Location:** *California-Central California Service Area-Merced-Mercy Merced Community* **Requisition ID:** *1700001154* **Equal Opportunity** Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
              Why are university heads racing to slander protesters?        
    Charlotte Silver 15 June 2016

    Brooklyn College president refuses to retract false accusations of anti-Semitism even after probe clears students.


              Medien-Ticker: Neues Jugendportal “Zeitjung” offiziell gestartet        
    Informationen und Unterhaltung für die Zielgruppe der 16- bis 24-Jährigen bietet ab heute das neue Portal Zeitjung.de. Dem offiziellen Launch sei eine dreimonatige Testphase vorausgegangen, heißt es in einer Pressemitteilung. Ziel der Plattform ist es, die Alltagswelt der Jugendlichen authentisch wiederzugeben.
              Medien-Ticker: Premiere verliert Kunden und macht Verluste        
    Der Pay-TV-Sender Premiere hat nach eigenen Angaben im vergangenen Jahr einen Verlust von rund 269 Millionen Euro eingefahren. Das gab das Unternehmen heute in einer Pressemitteilung bekannt. Demnach haben sich die Verluste des Konzerns gegenüber dem Vorjahr mehr als verfünffacht.
              Peinliche Politiker bei YouTube: Erste Gehversuche im Online-Wahlkampf        
    Seit einigen Tagen ist die CDU mit einer eigenen Seite auf der Video-Plattform YouTube vertreten. Damit will man sich als modern präsentieren und sich auf den Online-Wahlkampf 2009 vorbereiten, wie aus einer gewohnt bescheidenen Pressemitteilung zu entnehmen ist.
              (Review) The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin         
    Publisher and Publication Date: Early Girl Enterprises, LLC. 2016.
    Genre: Historical Fiction, Holocaust, World War II.
    Pages: 336.
    Source: Self-purchase.
    Rating: Good.

    Myra is a nursing student at UCLA looking for a room to rent. She rents a room and bath from Helen. Helen is an older woman. Her apartment is neat and tidy. It looks more like a sterile environment rather than a lived in apartment. One night Myra comes home stressed after a hard shift, she and Helen let their guards down and begin sharing. Helen pours them each a cup of tea, and then she shares her life story. Helen was born in 1919 in Berlin, Germany. Her father was a government attorney. Her mother a homemaker. They had four children. They are Jews. The neighbor boy, Max, is Helen's best friend. He is not a Jew. The years of Helen's childhood are thick with political changes. Antisemitism increases.
    Helen was a Jew during the Holocaust. She survived. The Seven Year Dress is her story.

    Holocaust and World War II stories are probably the genres I gravitate to the most. My dad was a Veteran of World War II. He was a D-Day Veteran. I'm very proud of this. Daddy shared many stories with me. As I got older, he shared the hard stories. I wanted to share where my strong interest in these genres began their spark. I have read a long list of Holocaust stories, so I have the ability to compare how authors have written their particular works.

    What I liked about the story:
    • Two women of different ages are brought together in a normal situation and both are profoundly changed by one woman's life. 
    • Helen is portrayed at different ages. She is a young child, youth, young woman, and older woman. Helen is the same person, but I saw her character growth as a result of life experiences. We all change through life, but Helen's life held horrible painful circumstances that most people never encounter. I felt Mahurin was right-on at each age and stage of Helen. She was a believable character. 
    • Early in the story, the history of this time period is given. The politics, Hitler's rise to power, World War II, antisemitism, the tightening grip on Jews, and the response of the civilian population (both Jew and Gentile.) I felt this gave me a small history lesson, but more of a building point in the story which builds the tension. 
    • Different types of love is shown in the story: love between lovers, love between friends, and love between family members. I felt Mahurin gave a well-rounded view of people-humanity, from all walks of life. 
    • The climax of the story is the time when Helen is in Auschwitz. Out of 336 pages, about 82 pages are devoted to this period. 
    What I disliked about the story:
    • As a young woman, Helen is proud of her figure. She thinks about her voluptuous breasts and firm back side. She does not have a boyfriend and so she learns to please herself. What is my point? I actually have two. 1. Remember Helen as an older woman is telling Myra her story. The words in the book is the words Helen is speaking to Myra. I am 53 years old. I have never told another woman, nor another woman told me, not even my closest friends and sisters, about how hard my butt is or my voluptuous breasts. They would probably give me the raised eyebrow look and laugh. I feel this element took away from the story. I feel this made the story amateur. 2. Sex is for pleasure, but it is also a release for stress, and a source of comfort. A story about a woman surviving the Holocaust needs comfort. This element had the chance to be used as apart of the emotional trauma Helen was feeling. Instead it fell flat. 
    Overall, I have given The Seven Year Dress a good rating. It is a solid story with strong elements. However, it could have been better. 

              Regina Spektor review – kinks, squeaks and Trump-baiting theatrics        

    Corn Exchange, Cambridge
    There’s not a cameraphone in sight at this gathering of the Spektor faithful, all drawn to her rich, idiosyncratic songwriting

    ‘I used to think calling me ‘quirky’ was a clever way of keeping down anything creative and adventurous. But if a guy is the way I am, he’s a ‘visionary’,” Regina Spektor told the Guardian on the release of current album Remember Us to Life. She has a point – when was the last time David Byrne or Devendra Banhart, who can be equally whimsical, were tarred with the Q word?

    Yet it’s fair to say that the classically trained Russian New Yorker pianist and singer heaps on the fanciful trimmings with a relish that makes her male counterparts seem conventional. Tonight she enforces the rule that there’s no such thing as too much theatricality, rolling her Rs with relish during the Russian-language verses of Après Moi, and adding helium-squeak high notes to the choruses of Bleeding Heart.

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              FIESTAS Y COMIDAS TIPICAS DEL ESTADO DE NUEVO LEON.,        

    Al norte colinda con el estado estadounidense de Texas; también limíta al este con Tamaulipas, con el que comparte todo el límite del lado este; por el oeste Coahuila y San Luis Potosí, con este último también colinda hacia el sur. Nuevo León cuenta con una zona fronteriza en el norte que se extiende 15 kilómetros con el estado de Texas. La capital del estado es la ciudad deMonterrey.
    Comida tipica:

    Para comer sabrosón no hay como Nuevo León. Las influencias judía, española y tlaxcalteca son algunas de las que han contribuido a enriquecer el panorama culinario de la región.A falta de corderos, los judíos españoles utilizaron al cabrito como sustituto en sus tradiciones gastronómicas. El famoso “machito”, hecho con tripa de caprino, tan popular en Monterrey, es una derivación del “zarajo” de Castilla. La semita, ese singular pan dulce con nuez, también es herencia de conquistadores con antepasados sefarditas.La aportación indígena se aprecia, por ejemplo, en el otro pilar de la gastronomía nuevoleonesa: la carne seca o machacado de res.

    Pero es el cabrito el que es reconocido como la gloria de la gastronomía de la entidad.En Nuevo León se come el cabrito al pastor, y dicen los que saben que el secreto de este platillo es el propio cabrito, que debe ser un animal tierno, de no más de 40 días de nacido y que jamás haya probado hierbas del campo, es decir que sólo haya sido alimentado con leche materna. El cabrito se asa abierto, a las brasas de leña de mezquite, y luego de dos horas de cocción lenta y precisa se sirve acompañado de frijoles charros, con carne de puerco, chile serrano, tocino y cilantro; pero si se le agrega cerveza a los frijoles, su nombre cambia a “borrachos”, en vez de “charros”. En salsa o en sangre, son otras dos de las maneras en que se cocina el cabrito norestense. Abundando en el tema de la carne, hay que decir que la región, gracias a su fama de tierra ganadera, es casi carnívora por excelencia.

    Aparte del cabrito y el machacado, los regiomontanos también degustan manjares como las agujas a las brasas; la carne zaraza, que son tiras de lomo servidas con guacamole, y la arrachera, corte de carne originario de Nuevo León.

    Las papitas de “la sierra” o papitas de Galeana provienen de este Municipio ubicado al sur del Estado, que es uno de los principales productores de papa del país, pero ésta es una papa singular: pequeña pero de un sabor único.

    Las tortas compuestas son un platillo tradicional de Linares.Las tortas se comen frías, por lo tanto son un platillo fresco, además de ser muy lucidor por su colorido. Las glorias son una tradición de dulces de leche quemada y nuez que inició en 1932. Actualmente hay en Linares alrededor de 15 empresas que se dedican a su elaboración.

    Las perlitas o “besos indios”, el rollo, los encanelados, las revolcadas, la natilla y las marquetas en diferentes diseños, son otras de las golosinas tradicionales. También dan gusto al paladar las bolitas de leche de cabra o vaca, la calabaza en tacha cocida en piloncillo y las conservas de naranja de Montemorelos y las de otras frutas en Santiago y pueblos circunvecinos.
     
    FIESTAS:
     

              FIESTAS Y COMIDAS TIPICAS DEL ESTADO DE GUERRERO.,        

    Comidas:

    Las comidas de Guerrero son de gran variedad. Confluyen tres grandes corrientes culinarias: la indígena, la española y la francesa. Predomina la primera, pues los ingredientes dominantes son: el maíz, el chile, el fríjol y la carne. De ascendencia indígena son los moles rojo, verde, clemole, ayomole, huaxmole y todos los chilmoles o salsas de chile; las tortillas, memelas, picadas, chalupas, tostadas, totopos; Los atoles blancos y dulces combinados con diversas frutas; los pozoles blanco, verde y de elote o elepozole; los frijoles se preparan de muchas maneras y son de alimento cotidiano. Además del chocolate y los platillos basándose en jitomate y tomate de cáscara.

    De origen español es el pan de trigo, blanco o biscocho incluyendo las “chilpancingueñas”, las semitas tixtlecas, marquesote chilapeño, etc. En Chilapa se preparan deliciosos platillos franceses que llevaron las monjas del “Verbo Encarnado” en el siglo XIX y enseñaron a las alumnas de su Colegio.

    Las regiones tienen platillos especiales que preparan las familias y ofrecen a sus invitados: salsa y mole de jumil, en Taxco; tamales de fríjol, calabaza o ciruela, en Tepecuacuilco; pichones y codornices en Iguala; adobo de cochinita, en Huitzuco; panques de arroz y mantequilla, en Teloloapan; chalupas fritas cubiertas de carne deshebrada, cebolla y salsa de chipotle, así como gallina rellena, en Chilapa; fiambre, especia y barbacoa, en Tixtla; pulpo enamorado y camarones a ajillo, en Acapulco; caldo de langostinos, de iguana cuatete en Costa Chica; pescado a la talla y relleno de puerco en Costa Grande; mole de iguana o de armadillo en Tierra Caliente; totopos y barbacoa de chivo, en La Montaña. En todo el Estado se preparan barbacoas de res, chivo, carnero y pollo; arroz y verduras en variadas combinaciones.

    Entre las bebidas calientes, a parte de los variados atoles, el chocolate y el café, hay que considerar las variadas infusiones con “té”, el toronjil, hojas de toronjo, flores de naranja y limón, hierbabuena, manzanilla; entre las bebidas frescas, además de las aguas de limón, naranja, piña, guayaba, guanábana, jamaica y tamarindo, el chilate de Costa Chica y las aguas frescas de mango, papaya, mamey, marañona, zapote prieto, coco, tuba de palma, jugo de caña y aguamiel de mamey.

    De las debidas alcohólicas, el mezcal de Guerrero es superior, según los conocedores, a cualquier otro mezcal, su producción es muy limitada y su consumo es únicamente de carácter local. También es famoso el vino de Huitzuco.

    Fiestas:

    La población de la entidad guerrerense se encuentra integrada por cuatro grupos étnicos: mixtecos, tlapanecos, nahuas y amuzgos, así como la población mestiza y en menor medida el grupo afromestizo.

    Debido a la heterogeneidad de su población, el estado de Guerrero tiene tradiciones muy diferentes en cada región. La música y la danza también tienen características muy particulares en las que se puede apreciar la mezcla de los diversos grupos étnicos que han convivido en la entidad. En la Tierra Caliente se baila el gusto y el son. Ambas procedentes del llamado “Sonecillo de la Tierra Caliente” y el pan de jarabe que trajeron las caravanas artísticas españolas.

    Originarios de la Costa Chica de Guerrero, con el nombre de artesa, adoptados y adaptados al sentimiento y estilo de los tixtlecos, los “arranca zacate” y los jarabes son los que se bailan como preámbulo de un son, (derecho o de imitación) palomo o chilena, que dan lugar para formar el fandango en los barrios de Tixtla

    El fandango en Tixtla se realiza en las fiestas del patrón de las capillas o iglesias de los barrios o en las festividades cívicas; los músicos se acompañan con arpa, vihuelas y el cajón de tapeo. Normalmente la tarima es rodeada de camapés o sillas, que es donde se sientan las mujeres que van a bailar y en uno de los extremos se colocan los músicos. Los bailadores permanecen de pie. En esta región los bailes característicos son los sones de artesa, la chilena, los paseos, palomos, zapateados, el jarabe y los corridos de gran influencia hispana y sudamericana e indígena.

    Las bandas de viento, llamadas “Chile Frito” son muy acogidas por los guerrerenses, puesto que son las principales animadoras de las fiestas populares. Las danzas de los Tlacololeros, los Tecuanes, los Viejitos, los Manueles, los Doce Pares de Francia, son los bailes más tradicionales de la entidad.

              Breaking: Zukunft von ESPN America        

    [21h12] Um den Schlusspunkt zu setzen – das von ESPN UK heute noch eine Antwort eintrifft, glaube ich nicht – so gibt es in meinen Augen noch keine 100%ig gesicherte Aussage von ESPN, dass ESPN America im Sommer geschlossen wird oder zum Verkauf ansteht.

    Aber nach einigen Gesprächen und Diskussionen halte ich es für die wahrscheinlichste Variante, das die heutige Pressemitteilung als Ende von ESPN America in bisheriger Form zu interpretieren ist.

    ESPN America hat heute damit meines Erachtens ein Verkaufsschild umgehängt bekommen. Die Uhr tickt, denn mit der Schließung von ESPN UK zum 31.7. dürften auch die Ressourcen zum Playout von ESPN America verschwinden. Da ich weder einen Player noch unter diesen Bedingungen (Rechte in UK) ein Erlösmodell sehe, rechne ich nicht mit einem Käufer von ESPN America.…


              Rougin' It        
    At the end of the month, I will be taking a long weekend and camping in Yosemite with my main man and I could not be more excited!  I was a Girl Scout for 13 years (nerd alert!!) but loved every second of it.  The camping trips my troop took in the earlier years were pretty legit...bugs, tents, roasting hot dogs on sticks, no showers.  As we got older, and our leaders decided we had had a rich enough camping experience, we slowly become more and more like Troop Beverly Hills.  Which, by the way, is still one of my all time favorite movies...no shame.


    I dabbled a little in easy camping during high school and college with friends, but this trip marks my first adult, I'm doing it all by myself (with the help of boyfriend, of course) camping experience.  I've planned our meals for the weekend, made a list of needed supplies, researched the hell out of Yosemite (Rim Fire is 80% contained and our campground is open for business), and am just counting down the days until we take off on our first camping adventure!
    My packing list is pretty substantial...call me OCD but I call it prepared!  Here are a few of my favorite camping essentials...



              Jesus Cristo Existiu? Existem Provas Históricas?        
    Jesus Cristo Existiu? Existem Provas Históricas?
    Os pesquisadores que se dedicaram ao estudo das origens do cristianismo sabem que desde o segundo século de nossa era tem sido posta em dúvida a existência de Cristo. Muitos até mesmo entre os cristãos procuram provas históricas e materiais para fundamentar sua crença. Infelizmente, para eles e sua fé, tal fundamento jamais foi conseguido, e a história cientificamente elaborada denota que a existência de Jesus é real apenas nos escritos e testemunhas daqueles que tiveram interesse religioso e material em prová-la. Desse modo a existência, a vida e a obra de Jesus carecem de provas indiscutíveis.
    Jesus Cristo Existiu? Existem Provas Históricas? 


    Os Evangelhos


    Jesus Cristo Existiu? Existem Provas Históricas?
    Nem mesmo os Evangelhos constituem documento confiável. As bibliotecas e museus guardam escritos e documentos de autores que teriam sido contemporâneos de Jesus e que não fazem qualquer referência ao mesmo. Por outro lado, a ciência histórica tem se recusado a dar crédito aos documentos oferecidos pela Igreja, com intenção de provar a existência física desta figura. Ocorre que tais documentos, originariamente, não mencionavam sequer o nome de Jesus; todavia, foram falsificados, rasurados e adulterados visando suprir a ausência de documentação verdadeira. Por outro lado, muito do que foi escrito para provar a inexistência de Jesus Cristo foi destruído pela Igreja, defensivamente. Assim é que, por falta de documentos verdadeiros e indiscutíveis, a existência de Jesus tem sido posta em dúvida desde os primeiros séculos desta era, apesar de ter a Igreja tentado destruir a tudo e a todos os que ousaram contestar os seus pontos de vista, os seus dogmas.


    A fé e o Papa

    Jesus Cristo Existiu? Existem Provas Históricas?
    Por tudo isso é que o Papa Pio XII, em 1955, falando para um Congresso Internacional de História em Roma, disse: “Para os cristãos, o problema da existência de Jesus Cristo concerne à fé, e não à história”. Emílio Bossi, em seu livro intitulado “Jesus Cristo Nunca Existiu”, compara Jesus Cristo a Sócrates, que igualmente nada deixou escrito. No entanto, faz ver que Sócrates só ensinou o que é natural e racional, ao passo que Jesus teria se preocupado apenas com o sobrenatural. Sócrates teve como discípulos pessoas naturais, de existência comprovada, cujos escritos, produção cultural e filosófica passaram à história como Platão, Xenófanes, Euclides, Esquino, Fédon. Enquanto isso, Jesus teria por discípulos alguns homens analfabetos como ele próprio teria sido, os quais apenas repetiriam os velhos conceitos e preconceitos talmúdicos.

    Sócrates, que viveu 5 séculos antes de Cristo e nada escreveu, jamais teve sua existência posta em dúvida. Jesus Cristo, que teria vivido tanto tempo depois, mesmo nada tendo escrito, poderia apesar disso ter deixado provas de sua existência. Todavia, nada tem sido encontrado que mereça fé. Seus discípulos nada escreveram. Os historiadores não lhe fizeram qualquer alusão. Além disso, sabemos que, desde o Século II, os judeus ortodoxos e muitos homens cultos começaram a contestar a veracidade de existência de tal ser, sob qualquer aspecto, humano ou divino. Estavam, assim, os homens divididos em duas posições: a dos que, afirmando a realidade de sua existência, divindade e propósitos de salvação, perseguiam e matavam impiedosamente aos partidários da posição contrária, ou seja, àqueles cultos e audaciosos que tiveram a coragem de contestá-los.
    Jesus Cristo Existiu? Existem Provas Históricas?

    O Vaticano

    O imenso poder do Vaticano tornou a libertação do homem da tutela religiosa difícil e lenta. O liberalismo que surgiu nos últimos séculos contribuiu para que homens cultos e desejosos de esclarecer a verdade tentassem, com bastante êxito, mostrar a mistificação que tem sido a base de todas as religiões, inclusive do cristianismo. Surgiram também alguns escritos elucidativos, que por sorte haviam escapado à caça e à queima em praça pública. Fatos e descobertas desta natureza contribuíram decisivamente para que o mundo de hoje tenha uma concepção científica e prática de tudo que o rodeia, bem como de si próprio, de sua vida, direitos e obrigações.
    Jesus Cristo Existiu? Existem Provas Históricas?

    Moralidade Cristã

    A sociedade atualmente pode estabelecer os seus padrões de vida e moral, e os seus membros podem observá-los e respeitá-los por si mesmos, pelo respeito ao próximo e não pelo temor que lhes incute a religião. Contudo, é lamentavelmente certo que muitos ainda se conservam subjugados pelo espírito de religiosidade, presos a tabus caducos e inaceitáveis. Jesus Cristo foi apenas uma entidade ideal, criada para fazer cumprir as escrituras, visando dar seqüência ao judaísmo em face da diáspora, destruição do templo e de Jerusalém. Teria sido um arranjo feito em defesa do judaísmo que então morria, surgindo uma nova crença. Ultimamente, têm-se evidenciado as adulterações e falsificações documentárias praticadas pela Igreja, com o intuito de provar a existência real de Cristo.

    Modernos métodos como, por exemplo, o método comparativo de Hegel, a grafotécnica e muitos outros, denunciaram a má fé dos que implantaram o cristianismo sobre falsas bases com uma doutrina tomada por empréstimos de outros mais vivos e inteligentes do que eles, assim como denunciaram os meios fraudulentos de que se valeram para provar a existência do inexistente.

    Jesus Cristo Existiu? Existem Provas Históricas?

    Judeus e o Cristianismo

    É de se supor que, após a fuga da Ásia Central, com o tempo os judeus foram abandonando o velho espírito semita, para irem-se adaptando às crenças religiosas dos diversos povos que já viviam na Ásia Menor. Após haverem passado por longo período de cativeiro no Egito, e, posteriormente, por duas vezes na Babilônia, não estranhamos que tenham introduzido no seu judaísmo primitivo as bases das crenças dos povos com os quais conviveram. Sendo um dos povos mais atrasados de então, e na qualidade de cativos, por onde passaram, salvo exceções, sua convivência e ligações seria sempre com a gente inculta, primária e humilde. Assim é que, em vez de aprenderem ciências como astronomia, matemática, sua impressionante legislação, aprenderam as superstições do homem inculto e vulgar.

    Quando cativos na Babilônia, os sacerdotes judeus que constituíram a nata do seu meio social, nas horas vagas, iriam copiando o folclore e tudo o que achassem de mais interessante em matéria de costumes e crenças religiosas, do que resultaria mais tarde compendiarem tudo em um só livro, o qual recebeu o nome de Talmud, o livro do saber, do conhecimento, da aprendizagem. Por uma série de circunstâncias, o judeu foi deixando, aos poucos, a atividade de pastor, agricultor e mesmo de artífice, passando a dedicar-se ao comércio. A atividade comercial do judeu teve início quando levados cativos para a Babilônia, por Nabucodonosor, e intensificou-se com o decorrer do tempo, e ainda mais com a perseguição que lhe moveria o próprio cristianismo, a partir do século IV.

    Daí em diante, a preocupação principal do povo judeu foi extinguir de seu meio o analfabetismo, visando com isso o êxito de seus negócios. Deve-se a este fato ter sido o judeu o primeiro povo no meio do qual não haveria nenhum analfabeto. Assim, chegando a Roma e a Alexandria, encontrariam ali apenas a prática de uma religião de tradição oral, portanto, terreno propício para a introdução de novas superstições religiosas. Dessa conjuntura é que nasceu o cristianismo, o máximo de mistificação religiosa de que se mostrou capaz a mente humana. O judeu da diáspora conseguiu o seu objetivo. Com sua grande habilidade, em pouco tempo o cristianismo caiu no gosto popular, penetrando na casa do escravo e de seu senhor, invadindo inclusive os palácios imperiais. Crestus, o Messias dos essênios, pelo qual parece terem optado os judeus para a criação do cristianismo, daria origem ao nome de Cristo, cristão e cristianismo.


    Fonte: http://ceticismo.net/religiao/a-maior-farsa-de-todos-os-tempos/jesus-cristo-nunca-existiu/

              Dutch public broadcaster apologizes for poor coverage of soccer anti-Semitism        

    AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The Dutch main public broadcaster apologized to supporters of a local soccer team for omitting context from reports on the singing of anti-Semitic chants by some fans of the team. The unusual apology earlier this month by NOS was over its coverage of the Jan. 14 match game in Utrecht between the...


              DAFTAR JAMAAH HAJI KHUSUS PT. RADIAN KHARISMA WISATA (ANNISA TRAVEL) TAHUN 2015        
    Menunaikan rukun Islam yang kelima adalah dambaan setiap muslim, fenomena pendaftran haji baik yang reguler maupun khusus masa tunggunya cukup lama, namun daftar tunggu haji khusus tidak sepanjang masa tunggu jamaah haji reguler.

    Annisa Travel sebagai PIHK Resmi dan berizin pada musim haji 2015 M/ 1436 H ini dipercaya sebagai pemegang bendera yang tergabung dengan Annisa Travel, Basmah Tour dan Attaqwa Tour dengan total jamaah 76 orang, berikut daftarnya :

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              UK General Election: A choice between uninspiring statism and barely concealed evil        
    There is nothing to inspire me to vote Conservative in the UK General Election.  Theresa May is an unreconstructed statist big-government conservative.  She is instinctively authoritarian.  She advocated for the security and police wet-dream on surveillance as Home Secretary, so that UK ISPs and telcos now keep a record of every single website visited in the UK over the past 12 months - because somehow what you read should be able to be accessed by the state when it sees fit.  She is pushing further, driven by concern over terrorism, but wanting to sanitise the internet to make it "safe" - the state working with parents, parenting us all.

    Yet, it was all known that she takes a "trust me with your private information" approach to surveillance, rather than focus on the real issue, which is Islamism.  She explicitly says that we should remember "the good that government can do" and then outlines plenty of areas the government intervenes extensively in, such as energy, but instead of blaming virtue signalling policies like the Climate Change Act (which has seen the UK Government guaranteeing to a French led consortium that it will ensure it gets paid a price for electricity generated at its forthcoming nuclear power plant double what is the current market price for electricity).  She thinks libertarians are atomistic and people who seek to take advantage of others and thinks she is as distant from that as she is from Jeremy Corbyn.

    That may well be true.  She said this:

    We do not believe in untrammelled free markets. We reject the cult of selfish individualism. We abhor social division, injustice, unfairness and inequality. We believe not just in society but in the good that government can do. Paying your fair share of tax is the price of living in a civilised society.

    Tom Harris in the Daily Mail said she was a real socialist offering left wing policies.

    I couldn't vote for her if she was my Conservative candidate, like I couldn't vote for Amber Rudd (who thinks a solution to terrorism is to "make" WhatsApp end encryption, yet stands on a platform with a known Islamist because the UK Government is too ignorant to call them out.  Fortunately I have a tolerable choice and it is a safe Conservative seat.  The Conservatives have pledged not to increase VAT, unlike the previous election when there was a pledge to not increase income tax and National Insurance (another form of income tax), because the Chancellor of the Exchequer wants "more freedom" but pledges the Conservatives are still the "low tax party".

    It's nonsense.  The Conservative manifesto could almost be one from any of the Labour leaders since 1997, except the current one.  It's a cynical move to move to the centre-left to try to hoover up votes from the middle and to destroy the Labour Party, but there is one problem.  It has backfired due to ineptness, a lack of enthusiasm from the rank and file of many Conservatives and the simple fact that May does not ooze authenticity.  That doesn't mean Labour will win, thankfully, because it isn't just led by an inept naive idiot, but a nasty hater of capitalism, individual freedom and even Western liberal democracy.

    I disagree with most of what the Labour Party advocates, and accept that it holds a fundamentally different view as to the role of the state from me, but Jeremy Corbyn and his closes allies are not like that.  Jeremy Corbyn has never, repeat never held any office of significance in Parliament under any Labour Government.  He was never an under-secretary, nor Chair of a select committee, although he has been on select committees.  He was never trusted with power by his colleagues, he was no Michael Foot

    Corbyn invited senior members of the IRA to Parliament three weeks after the Grand Hotel bombing in Brighton which targeted the Conservative Party conference, both killing and maiming people.  His history in supporting the IRA and campaigning for those who had killed for the IRA, is brushed aside as saying he wanted to talk to "all sides", but no one can recall him ever meeting Unionists. Corbyn opposed the Anglo-Irish Agreement (which set out between the UK and Ireland how devolved government would work in Northern Ireland) and his right hand man John McDonnell opposed the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 (which ended the terror campaigns from both sides).  

    Corbyn opposed the UK ejecting the fascist military dictatorship of Argentina from its invasion of the Falkland Islands.  He has called Hamas and Hezbollah "his friends" (although has apologised for his use of words), but spoke on a platform with Islamists who were calling for war with Israel.

    His Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell called Lenin and Trotsky his greatest influences and stands on a platform alongside Stalinists.  Indeed Andrew Murray, a Stalinist open supporter of north Korea (which he calls "People's Korea"), is now helping Corbyn with his campaign.  The same man who after the Paris terrorist attacks said:

    “The barbarism we condemn in Paris is minute compared to the barbarism wrought by imperialism across the planet in the last 13 years and we must condemn that… It is a sad lesson we have to re-learn from the attacks in Paris, it needs bringing home again and again.”

    Of course Corbyn blames the US for "escalating tensions" with north Korea, not the totalitarian police state that has developed nuclear weapons and keeps testing missiles whilst uttering bombastic rhetoric about attacking the United States.  You see Corbyn was Chair of the ironically named Stop the War Coalition.  An organisation that has never once campaigned for any anti-Western regimes or militant groups to stop waging war.  It never took on Russia, Hamas, the Assad regime, Al Qaeda, ISIS, north Korea et al.  Stop the War is only too much in favour of war, as long as it is waged against any Western liberal democracy including Israel.

    Corbyn claimed that 9/11 was "manipulated" into blaming Al Qaeda.  He has been paid by Iran's international propaganda TV channel, Press TV, to appear, but not, of course, to criticise human rights in Iran, but to criticise the West.  

    Corbyn has admitted that he would never use nuclear weapons, effectively making the UK's nuclear deterrent worthless.  He has long campaigned for unilateral Western nuclear disarmament, including during the Cold War.  Was he a pacifist who just believed the USSR would follow, or was he not too fussed if the Red Army had rolled its way across Europe to "liberate" it from capitalism and "US imperialism"?  In any case the British Communist Party wont be fielding candidates in this election, but is uncharacteristically supporting Labour.

    Corbyn is a strong supporter of the Chavez/Maduro authoritarian socialist disaster in Venezuela, but you can't be surprised at that.  After all, he says Castro was a champion of social justice, what with all those opponents he got murdered.  Corbyn also seems to attract anti-semites, not just Ken Livingstone's obsession that the Nazis were in cahoots with Zionists and Jews, but supporters.

    These people appear again and again.  However he does join in on Quds Day rallies organised by the Islamic Republic of Iran (yes that bastion of peace, diversity and human rights) to criticise Israel and call for it to be pushed into the sea.

    Corbyn is a sympathiser of Russia's position on Ukraine and Georgia, presumably because it is the opposite of the US and European position.  He blamed the Russian insurgency in Ukraine on "NATO belligerence".  After all, how dare Ukraine dump mother Russia led by such a nice liberal democratic regime to embrace the evil West right?

    Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott said on balance Chairman Mao did more good than harm, which will be news to the tens of millions murdered or starved by his policies, with the bizarre justification is that he left China on the verge of a great economic boom (even though China's economic success has been because the Chinese Communist Party abandoned socialist economics).

    So as awful as Theresa May is, and corporatist and centre-left as they may be, it is not a party led by IRA sympathisers, appeasers of Islamism and sympathisers of Stalin. 

    The moral turpitude of these entities is utterly beyond contempt.  Corbyn refused to condemn the killing of Osama Bin Laden (much better to put him on trial, give him the benefit of the doubt), he has linked terrorism to British foreign policy (but doesn't explain, of course, why neutral Sweden and non-interventionist France get attacked).  

    He and his ilk have spent decades on the backbenches campaigning for "understanding" for just about every group that sought to wage war with the UK, whether the IRA, fascist Argentina or Islamists.   He has campaigned for the UK to be disarmed, to withdraw from NATO and to distance itself from the US.  He allies himself with political leaders that torture and murder people, and who use violence.

    Of course many Labour MPs know and hope he loses, just that they don't lose their seats.  It is because of them that Labour remains committed to NATO and the nuclear deterrent, both positions Corbyn opposes.

    He isn't a nice guy, despite his softly spoken manner.  

    He is an advocate of political violence who has appeased and turned a blind eye to brutal murderers, because he shares their political ambitions.  He supported the IRA because he believed in a united Ireland by all means necessary, and to hell with the opinions and concerns of Unionists (whose views he never courted and sought, presumably for a Marxist they were the hated bourgeoisie).  He supported the Galtieri military dictatorship, the same one that imprisoned and tortured socialists in Argentina, because it dared take on the bigger evil - Thatcher's government (hence why he didn't care less than the IRA tried to murder her and did kill several Conservatives) over the Falklands.  He is warm towards Hamas and Iran because he supports the Palestinians and supports just about any regime that dares take on the hated United States and its ally Israel.   I understand concern for the plight of the Palestinians (although keeping Hamas in power is shooting yourself in the foot), but to treat Iran as a partner is morally bankrupt.

    He is without doubt the worst candidate for Prime Minister put up by any major UK political party in modern times.  Those who stand with him should be ashamed of him, and the ONLY reason to vote Conservative is to send the strong message that Corbyn and his group of violence touters have no place in government.


     


              France wont reform, wont improve, for now        
    Regardless of the result of the French Presidential election the outcome will, at best, see little difference to the structural sclerosis that contains the French economy, nor will it see a reform in terms of support for basic freedoms and individual liberty that France also needs.

    As appealing as anti-Islamism of Marine Le Pen is, the bottom-line is that she is not from a tradition of liberty, but one of collaborationist fascism.  The facade slipped when she went into denial over the actions of the Vichy regime, which not only appeased, but collaborated and worked hand in glove with the Nazis to terrorise France, deport and execute Jews.  The fight against Islamism is not won by handing power to one who channels fascists, even though she had made significant efforts to distance herself from it (including, to be fair, rejecting the explicit anti-semitism of her vile father).

    Some conservatives and even some libertarians regard her as a hero, and are cheering her on.  I'm not and I cannot see how anyone, ANYONE, with a critical mind and appreciation of individual liberty can give her support.  Even if you accept that France needs to contain and confront Islamism (and it does), to then hand it over to a fascist, nationalist, protectionist movement is figuratively cutting off your nose etc, but is more counterproductive.

    Nothing will play more into the hands of France's Islamists than Marine Le Pen making it difficult for  non-Islamist and moderate Muslims to go about their daily lives, for it will recruit thousands to the Islamist cause.  Similarly, whilst she would admirably likely defend the likes of Charlie Hebdo to publish cartoons lampooning Mohammed, she is adamantly opposed to Charlie Hebdo depicting her the same way or depicting Christianity in an offensive manner. 

    Notwithstanding that her economic policies would be as ruinous to France as similar policies have been to Venezuela.  She is, very much, a national socialist.  Having said that, it is likely that if she were elected, the UK would be better off, at least in respect of the Brexit negotiations, because she would be friendlier to the UK.

    Macron on the other hand, is pablum.  He may deliver some modest tax cuts and a "sinking lid" civil service (not replacing those who retire or leave, in net terms), but will not address France's sclerotic attitude to free enterprise and new business.  France needs the level of reforms Fillon was advocating, as a bare minimum, but his own corruption ruined his campaign.   Macron wont seriously confront Islamism, he will embrace the EU and move too little too late.  Worse, he will seek to punish the UK for leaving the EU, and will continue the main stream dirigiste economics of glacial reform that France has experienced for years (in part because the EU pushed it along).

    France's fundamental problem lies in its civil service and the closed system by which the only people who advise the French government, by and large, are those qualified by a school that teaches one philosophy of government.   Until a President is elected that takes that system on, that breaks out of the single ideological domination of French domestic policy, France will remain unable to confront the primary causes of unemployment, regional stagnation and relative decline compared to northern Europe.  

    I expect Macron to win, and France to continue to muddle through, but unless he has a secret agenda of serious reform, he will make little difference.  Le Pen at best will provide a distraction and a shock, but she not only would stagnate France, she would chase away private enterprise, reduce individual freedom and make her supporters poorer.

    Neither is worth voting for, but I think the majority of French voters, who dislike Macron, would rather not have a President who is an apologist for Vichy.  They would be right to make that choice, to vote against opportunist blood and soil nationalist socialism.

              Jeremy Corbyn the new communist Leader of the Opposition        
    Ed Miliband's greatest failure as former leader of the UK Labour Party was not losing the 2015 election worse than Gordon Brown did in 2010, but in leaving it a new process for electing leader that has helped ensure that one of the least appropriate MPs in the House of Commons, now leads the Opposition.

    To make it clear, Jeremy Corbyn has, for decades, been a bit of a joke.  One of the handful of MPs on the Trotskyite extremes of the Labour Party, who has never held any office in the Labour Party shadow cabinets, nor in government.  Not only was he never a parliamentary undersecretary under a Labour Government, but he was never a shadow spokesman either.  His views are not only well to the left of Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband, but also Neil Kinnock and arguably also Michael Foot - whose 1983 election manifesto was famously the "longest suicide note in history".

    As Conservatives guffaw at him becoming leader of a party, that only months ago it feared losing to, it's worth remembering some of his positions, but also the context within which "Corbyn-mania" has appeared.

    Corbyn believes there is nothing worth doing that shouldn't be managed by the government.  He believes that education should be under the control of a National Education Service, wants all public schools under central control and would strip private schools of their charity status (and would prefer if they all closed down too).  He wants to abolish tertiary tuition fees and to guarantee all graduates a job.

    He wants the multiple private railway companies and the gas and electricity companies to all be nationalised, without compensation to the owners.  He opposes "austerity" and is open to printing money to pay for large government infrastructure projects, mostly around more state housing and public transport.  He wants higher taxes, higher welfare payments and a massive programme of building council houses, and to introduce rent caps on the private rental sector.

    He wants to reopen coal mines, ban fracking and wants a new "Green economy" funded by taxpayers. Yes, he believes in the environment and coal mining.

    Suffice to say that a man who thinks Venezuela is a shining example, is an economics moron, but it is much worse than this.

    Corbyn's approach to foreign affairs can be summed up by three points:

    -  The Western world is the source of all of the world's ills;
    - When other countries have dictatorships or wars, it is probably the fault of the Western world somehow;
    -  Israel is the source of evil in the Middle East, or it is the USA.  Take your pick.

    He says "the survival of Cuba since 1979 is an inspiration to the poorest in the region", forgetting of course that this is done on the backs of an authoritarian one-party state that imprisons and tortures opponents.  What else can be said of a man who called the murderous Sandinistas heroic?

    What of his welcoming members of the IRA to the House of Commons weeks after the IRA bombed the Grand Hotel in Brighton, killing five people in 1984 (attempting to kill PM Thatcher)?  What of his colleague John McDonnell saying it was time to honour IRA bombers, because it was they who gave up the war and created peace?

    He believes the UK should abolish its independent nuclear deterrent because it would "set an example" to countries like north Korea to disarm.  Is he stupid, or does he simply think that totalitarian socialist states have some good in them that can be appeased?

    He talked of his friends at Hamas and Hezbollah, justifying it saying he calls "everyone" he meets friends and it is important, when seeking peace, to talk to all sides (the same excuse he gave for meeting the IRA).  He has yet to meet anyone from the Israeli Government of course (nor Ulster unionists, let alone paramilitaries).  Then again, he also donated to Deir Yassin Remembered, a campaign run by Holocaust denier Paul Eisen.  Corbyn vehemently rejects anti-semitism, and I believe he is genuine.  However, he associates and gives succour to anti-semites and those who want Israel "wiped off the map".  It's difficult to see how he reconciles this.

    He would like the UK to withdraw from NATO because he opposes its "eastern expansion", ignoring that a key reason for that expansion are former satellites of the USSR keen to be protected from their former imperial master.   However,  he doesn't see Russia as being so bad.  Indeed, he thinks NATO has provoked it, by talking to Georgia about membership (of course it didn't happen, and part of Georgian territory is now Russian occupied), and Ukraine (ditto). 

    He rails vehemently against Western imperialism, which means any military action by the West or Western states, but he never protests such intervention from Russia or Iran or China.   He opposed the UK defending the Falklands from a military dictatorship, indicating that in any conflict, he will tend to take the view that the "other side" probably has a point, and the UK (and the West) should relent.   

    Of course, none of this is new, he's been a Marxist rebel for over 30 years, but he has backing, from a solid core of old-fashioned communists, who miss the USSR (think George Galloway, Ken Livingstone), and a new generation of airhead Marxists, brought up on the class, race, gender consciousness of identity politics in schools and universities, and using the internet to spread their hate filled ignorance.

    Don't forget at the height of the Cold War, this sort of politics did gather nearly 28% of the vote.  For those joking that Corbyn and his views are "unelectable" consider what is in his favour that was not the case in 1983:

    - Thatcher had barely won back the Falkland in a big show of patriotic success, which Labour had opposed.  There will be no winning war likely in the next few years;

    - The Liberal Party was in a position to ally itself with a breakaway party from Labour (the SDP) and had been on the resurgence.  By contrast, the Liberal Democrats were almost wiped out at the 2015 general election and are moribund, and unlikely to present a credible alternative;

    - The anti-NATO/anti-nuclear campaign in 1983 was in the context of taking on the USSR, which no longer exists as an example of "what socialists really want".  A whole generation of airheads have no idea about what life under the jackboot of Marxism-Leninism really is like;

    - Far left voters partly drifted to the Greens and SNP in the last election, if Labour pulls back many of those voters, they will come close to the Conservatives in share of the vote - but with First Past the Post that might be plenty to win a majority;

    - The demographics of the UK have changed, with more immigrants and ethnic minority voters who tend to support Labour, although that relationship is not as tight as Labour would hope, it is one reason Labour did relatively well in London at the General Election.

    So don't rule him out completely, but then I fully expect the Conservative Party to not take advantage of this move to the far left, but rather engage in a sopping wet contest for the middle muddle ground of mediocrity.  It already has with its commitment to raising the minimum price of labour to the so-called "living wage" level (with some retailers already warning about how inflationary that will be, which will make the "living wage" even higher and so on).  It continues to engage in totemic wasteful projects like HS2, and a massively subsidised nuclear power station, whilst worshipping the NHS religion and playing corporatism and central planner with multiple sectors.  Too many in the Conservatives would rather win a massive majority for the sake of power than actually reverse socialism and state privilege wherever it may be.

    With David Cameron standing down before the next election, is it too much to ask for a Conservative leader who actually is opposed to not only the policies, but the principles and rhetoric of the new Labour leader?

              'Tis the Season to Support Feminism, Inclusivity, and Anti-Racism!        

    Dear Wiggies, 

    As your new fundraising coordinator, it is my pleasure and privilege to talk to you about the organization that means most to me: WiG. But this fundraising message is a bit unusual. Of course I encourage you to donate to WiG, and I will email you again with lots of reasons to support our lively, feminist, professional organization. 

    But today, as we approach the end of the fiscal year (and the end of your opportunities to make tax-deductible donations for 2016), WiG is taking a different approach. In light of the presidential election results, it is more urgent that ever that we fund organizations working to support people who are vulnerable, marginalized, and at risk in our communities. We have outlined our Women in German Solidarity Statement on this website, and I encourage you to read it if you have not already. In this statement, we encourage our members to donate to the following organizations, to support the important work they do and will be called upon to do in the coming four years: Planned Parenthood, American Civil Liberties Union, local Black Lives Matter chapters, Standing Rock Sioux (#NoDAPL), Southern Poverty Law Center, Silvia Rivera Law Project, National Resources Defense Council, and the Council for American-Islamic Relations. We also encourage you to support any other organization of your choice who joins us in standing against misogyny, bigotry, racism, xenophobia, anti-Muslim sentiment, anti-semitism, and an exploitative attitude towards the environment. 

    Together we are strong! I encourage you to stand up and make your voices heard!

    In solidarity, and wishing you a peaceful holiday season,

    Allie Hill


              Kennst du… ? – 10 neue Quiz-Apps für iPhone und iPod Touch von Sybex        

    Der Sybex Verlag hat im App Store eine Reihe von Quiz-Spielen veröffentlicht. Insgesamt 10 solcher Quiz-Apps gibt es nun zum kleinen Preis für iPhone und iPod touch. Eine Quiz-App hatte der Sybex-Verlag bereits im App Store veröffentlicht. Beflügelt von dem „Erfolg“, heißt es in der aktuellen Pressemitteilung, habe man nun neun weitere Quiz-Apps in der (...). Weiterlesen!

    The post Kennst du… ? – 10 neue Quiz-Apps für iPhone und iPod Touch von Sybex appeared first on Macnotes.de.


              Äá»‘i trị nhà cầm quyền Việt Nam, làm sao khỏi hại đến dân?        

    Thục Quyên

    Câu hỏi đã được một người dân Đức nêu lên trong Facebook của Bộ Ngoại giao Đức mà chưa thấy ai đề nghị câu trả lời.

    Trong cơn sốt "Trịnh Xuân Thanh" hiện nay, một cái tựa bài mà không có tên nhân vật này có lẽ chẳng hấp dẫn được số đông. Nhưng sự lương thiện bắt buộc người viết không được gợi sự hiểu lầm làm mất thì giờ người đọc, vì tuy có dính líu tới vụ ông Trịnh xuân Thanh, bài này sẽ chẳng có tình tiết éo le gì về số phận ông ta, mà cũng chẳng đóng góp thêm cho cái mà nhiều tờ báo Đức gọi là Thriller (từ tiếng Anh), một câu chuyện giật gân, một vở kịch hồi hộp, ly kỳ.

    Mục đích của bài không phải là để thỏa mãn ít nhiều tính hiếu kỳ của người đọc, mà để đóng góp những tin tức căn bản, có chứng cớ rõ ràng, để những người quan tâm và tin rằng quan hệ giữa hai quốc gia Đức-Việt ở thời điểm này có ảnh hưởng lớn trên vận mạng Việt Nam, có thể hiểu chính xác những tuyên bố và hành động của chính phủ Đức liên quan đến vụ bắt cóc người tại thủ đô Berlin.

    Những nguồn tin chính thức của Đức liên quan đến vụ toà đại sứ Việt Nam dính líu vào một vụ bắt cóc người

    1/ Tin đăng trên trang mạng của toà đại sứ CHLB Đức tại VN từ ngày 3/08/2017

    http://www.vietnam.diplo.de/Vertretung/vietnam/vi/Startseite.html

    Sau đây là thông cáo báo chí ngày  2/08/2017 của Bộ ngoại giao CHLB Đức về quan hệ Việt-Đức đã được toà đại sứ Đức dịch sang tiếng Việt:

    ‘‘Sau khi có những bằng chứng ngày càng rõ ràng và không còn cơ sở để nghi ngờ về sự liên quan của các cơ quan Việt Nam và Đại sứ quán Việt Nam tại Berlin trong vụ bắt cóc một công dân Việt Nam ở Berlin, Quốc vụ khanh Bộ Ngoại giao Đức, ông Markus Ederer, ngày hôm qua đã triệu tập Đại sứ Việt Nam tại Đức.

    Việc bắt cóc công dân Việt Nam Trịnh Xuân Thanh trên lãnh thổ Đức là hành động vi phạm luật pháp Đức và luật pháp quốc tế một cách trắng trợn và chưa từng có tiền lệ.

    Vụ việc đã được phát giác nhờ sự nhạy bén của các cơ quan thực thi pháp luật của Đức. Hiện các cơ quan thực thi pháp luật của Berlin cũng đang tiến hành điều tra.

    Vụ việc như thế này có thể ảnh hưởng tiêu cực nghiêm trọng tới quan hệ giữa Đức và nước Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam.

    Việc này cũng phá vỡ lòng tin một cách nghiêm trọng: Bên lề Hội nghị Thượng đỉnh G20, các đại diện cấp cao của Việt Nam đã nhắc lại yêu cầu dẫn độ công dân Việt Nam nói trên từ Đức về Việt Nam.

    Quốc vụ khanh Bộ Ngoại giao Đức Markus Ederer ngày hôm qua đã trình bày rất rõ quan điểm của Chính phủ Đức trong vấn đề này với Đại sứ Việt Nam. Ông cũng nêu rất rõ ràng với Đại sứ rằng Chính phủ Liên bang Đức yêu cầu phải để ông Trịnh Xuân Thanh quay trở lại Đức ngay lập tức để hồ sơ đề nghị dẫn độ và đơn xin tị nạn được xem xét theo đúng trình tự pháp lý.

    Hệ quả của vụ việc hoàn toàn không thể chấp nhận được này là đại diện chính thức của cơ quan tình báo Việt Nam tại Đại sứ quán Việt Nam ở Đức sẽ bị tuyên bố là người không được hoan nghênh (persona non grata) và có 48 tiếng để rời khỏi Đức.

    Chúng tôi cũng bảo lưu quyền áp dụng thêm các biện pháp khác trên bình diện chính trị, kinh tế và chính sách hợp tác phát triển.

    2/ Những lời giải thích của Phát ngôn viên Bộ Ngoại giao Đức Peter Schäfer trong buổi họp báo 2/8/2017

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    Martin Schäfer , phát ngôn viên Bộ Ngọai giao Đức

    Những câu trả lời và giải thích của Phát ngôn viên Bộ Ngoại giao Đức cho các nhà báo, trong buổi họp báo ngày 2/8/2018, có thể giúp đánh giá đúng mức tình hình nghiêm trọng trình bày bằng ngôn ngữ ngoại giao trong bài thông cáo báo chí

    http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/DE/_ElementeStart/Sprecher_node.html

    Buổi họp báo liên quan tới 4 điểm:

    -  Thổ nhÄ© Kỳ bắt giữ ông Peter Steudtner, một nhà hoạt động nhân quyền người Đức.
    -  Tá»± sát đánh bom một nhà thờ Hồi giáo Shiite và một đoàn xe của NATO ở Afghanistan.
    -  Mâu thuẫn giữa Qatar và các quốc gia Ả Rập khác.

    - Và kết thúc với điểm thứ tư là "Vụ bắt cóc công dân Việt Nam tại Berlin".

    Điểm thứ tư được đưa ra trong một cuộc họp báo của Bộ Ngoại giao Đức, chung với những điểm đang gây nóng trên thế giới, cho thấy tầm quan trọng của vấn đề được gọi chính danh là bắt cóc người xảy ra trên lãnh thổ Đức.

    Không những vậy, Phát ngôn viên của Bộ Ngoại giao Đức đã nhấn mạnh với các nhà báo khi bắt đầu đề cập tới vụ bắt cóc "tôi muốn trình bày thật rõ ràng, dứt khoát về việc...", và ông ta đã mô tả là không còn một nghi vấn đáng kể nào về việc Toà Đại sứ VN tại Berlin đã dính líu vào vụ này.

    Trả lời câu hỏi của một nhà báo, ông Schäfer nói "chúng tôi tin rằng", sau đó ông sửa lại, "chúng tôi chắc chắn trong những ngày qua, một số cơ quan nhà nước Việt Nam đã phạm vào một vụ, gọi theo đúng quy định pháp luật hình sự là bắt cóc người.

    Được yêu cầu cho biết Đại sứ Việt Nam có đến trình diện Quốc vụ khanh Bộ Ngoại giao Đức, ông Markus Ederer, hay chÆ°a, ông Schäfer trả lời: "Hôm qua (1/8/2017) lúc 15 giờ, ông Đại sứ đã nhận triệu tập mời đến gặp Quốc vụ khanh Ederer lúc 12 giờ trÆ°a hôm nay (2/08)  để có cÆ¡ hội cho ông trình bày, đáp lại những tuyên bố của ông Ederer liên quan đến vụ việc, đặc biệt là đáp ứng đòi hỏi của chúng tôi phải mang người đàn ông đó trở lại nước Đức. Hiện nay đã qúa hẹn 90 phút, cả hai điểm trên đã không được thi hành, đó là lý do tại sao trong buổi họp báo này, tôi phải thay mặt Chính phủ Liên bang, Bộ Ngoại giao và ông Bộ trưởng Bộ Ngoại giao để thông báo một hệ quả nghiêm khắc và quyết liệt.

    Theo ông Schäfer, vụ việc chính (đơn giản) là: một nước ngoài chà đạp lên luật pháp Đức ngay trên lãnh thổ Đức thuộc chủ quyền Đức (vi phạm chủ quyền) là một điều không thể chấp nhận được. Còn những chi tiết vụ bắt cóc, lý lịch cùng tội phạm của nạn nhân bị bắt cóc không có tính cách quyết định trong vụ việc. Muốn giải quyết vụ phạm pháp, chính phủ Việt Nam có bổn phận đưa nạn nhân của vụ bắt cóc trở về Đức.

    Còn khi có mặt trở lại tại Đức thì người này, ông Trịnh Xuân Thanh, sẽ phải qua hai cuộc xét xử pháp lý khác nhau trong hai vụ việc song song: một bên là đơn xin dẫn độ của chính phủ Việt Nam và bên kia là đơn xin tỵ nạn của ông TXT.

    Vai trò quan trọng của các luật sư của ông TXT

    Qua phỏng vấn báo chí (1) hai luật sư của ông TXT, bà Petra Schlagenhauf và ông Victor Pfaff, cho biết họ là những người đã báo động với cảnh sát về sự mất tích của ông Thanh.

    Trong trường hợp bất cứ một người Đức hay ngoại quốc nào, sống tại nước Đức, mất tích và có thân nhân ra khai báo với cảnh sát, cảnh sát sẽ không khởi động tìm kiếm ngay mà khuyên gia đình trước hết tự liên lạc bạn bè, người quen biết, đồng nghiệp…, cũng như các nhà thương lớn, để tìm người bị cho là mất tích. Nếu khai báo là bị bắt cóc chỉ do nghi vấn mà không có những dấu hiệu đáng tin cậy, cảnh sát cũng không khởi động tìm kiếm. Ông TXT chỉ là một người vô danh tiểu tốt tại Cộng hoà Liên bang Đức, nên mặc dù LS Schlagenhauf đã báo động với văn phòng An ninh Quốc gia nghi vấn về sự vắng mặt của ông Thanh, ban đầu bà cũng chỉ nhận lời từ chối vì phía An ninh QG cho rằng không có đầu mối để hành động.

    Nhưng nhờ sự khai báo của các luật sư nên cảnh sát đã mau chóng nối kết được lời khai báo của họ với một vụ bắt cóc người tại đường Hofjägerallee (Tiergarten, Berlin) do những nhân chứng (tình cờ chứng kiến) báo động. Cảnh sát đã xúc tiến thu thập đủ bằng chứng để xác nhận nạn nhân vụ bắt cóc giữa ban ngày và tại thủ đô nước Đức, cách Phủ Tổng thống chỉ có khoảng 10 phút đường bộ, là ông TXT, thân chủ của các luật sư.

    Trong bản thông tin của LS Sclagenhauf (3) bà này cho biết cho tới ngày ông TXT bị bắt cóc, về phía Đức không có lệnh bắt để dẫn độ hoặc điều tra dẫn độ nào đối với ông Thanh.

    Tình hình quan hệ Đức-Việt

    Trong trang nhà của toà đại sứ Đức tại Việt Nam, mở đầu lời giới thiệu về quan hệ song phương giữa 2 nước (2) có đoạn:

    Đức không chỉ giúp đỡ Việt Nam trong quá trình chuyển đổi kinh tế mà còn hỗ trợ Việt Nam trong quá trình cải cách hệ thống pháp luật trong khuôn khổ Đối thoại nhà nước pháp quyền Đức-Việt. Với khoảng 70 hội thảo, các cuộc trao đổi về chuyên môn và các chuyến đi khảo sát mỗi năm, Đối thoại nhà nước pháp quyền Đức-Việt đề cập đến rất nhiều nội dung: tư vấn đối với các dự án luật của Việt Nam, tiếp tục phát triển hệ thống pháp luật, bồi dưỡng thẩm phán, công tố viên, luật sư và công chứng viên, tư vấn thực hiện các công ước và quy tắc quốc tế, cải cách pháp luật dân sự (bao gồm pháp luật sở hữu, bảo vệ sở hữu trí tuệ) và pháp luật tố tụng dân sự, pháp luật lao động, công đoàn và xã hội, tiếp tục phát triển pháp luật hình sự và tố tụng hình sự, pháp luật thương mại, cơ chế xét xử của tòa án hiến pháp, khuyến khích các quyền con người, tương trợ tư pháp và các chủ đề khác.

    NhÆ° vậy thì rất dễ hiểu tại sao sau lời phát biểu ậm ờ ngày 3/8/2017 của Phát ngôn viên Bộ Ngoại giao VN Lê Thị Thu Hằng  "Tôi lấy làm tiếc về phát biểu ngày 2/8 của người phát ngôn Bộ Ngoại giao Đức", thì ngày hôm sau, 4/8, chính ông Bộ trưởng Bộ Ngoại giao Đức Sigmar Gabriel đã mạnh mẽ tuyên bố: "Chúng tôi sẽ không dung thứ, và không thể dung thứ".

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    Với bản thông cáo báo chí và biên bản buổi họp báo ngày 2/8/2017, khi đã được đăng trên trang mạng của Bộ Ngoại giao Đức, thì đã qúa rõ ràng là cảnh sát Đức có trong tay bằng chứng chắc chắn về vụ bắt cóc. Đại sứ VN Đoàn Xuân Hưng không dám đối mặt chính quyền Đức, nhà cầm quyền Việt Nam không dám lên tiếng đòi Đức trưng bằng chứng khi trục xuất đại diện Tổng cục Tình báo VN (nhân viên toà đại sứ), đài phát thanh Praha loan tin cảnh sát Séc nhập cuộc điều tra (vì xe bắt cóc mang bảng số xe Séc): giờ đây ngay chính ông TXT có muốn tuyên bố mình không bị bắt cóc cũng không còn được.

    Trước sự vi phạm trắng trợn luật pháp Đức và luật pháp quốc tế của nhà cầm quyền Việt Nam, chính phủ Đức không những không thể dung thứ, mà Bộ trưởng S.Gabriel còn phải đau đầu cân nhắc những phương cách để đối trị Việt Nam.

    Tổng thống Đức, Quốc hội Liên bang Đức , Liên đoàn Thẩm phán Đức, cũng như chính bản thân Bộ trưởng S. Gabriel đều rất thông thạo về tình hình vi phạm nhân quyền tại Việt Nam và đã từng đích thân can thiệp (4) giúp những nhà tranh đấu dân chủ. Đức cũng thừa biết Việt Nam nếu mất thêm sự ủng hộ của Âu Châu sau khi đã bị Mỹ lơ là, thì càng nhanh chóng bị Trung Quốc khống chế. Nhưng đồng thời khuynh hướng chống những chính phủ độc tài có hành động khủng bố (với dân của họ), dù phải hy sinh những lợi ích kinh tế của Đức, càng ngày càng quyết liệt. Trường hợp Thổ Nhĩ Kỳ cho thấy Đức sẽ không nhân nhượng với Việt Nam, và càng không thể nhân nhượng sau vụ Việt Nam vi phạm chủ quyền của Đức.

    Đối trị nhà cầm quyền, làm sao khỏi hại đến dân?

    Câu hỏi đã được một người dân Đức nêu lên trong Facebook của Bộ Ngoại giao Đức mà chưa thấy ai đề nghị câu trả lời.

    Có lẽ những người dân Việt, thay vì đuổi theo những tin tức giật gân vô bổ về nhân vật Trịnh Xuân Thanh, nên dành thời gian suy nghĩ để đóng góp ý kiến cho ông Bộ trưởng Bộ Ngoại giao Đức, mà cũng là để giúp chính mình, trong tình thế tối đen của dân tộc.

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    (1) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/geheimdienstskandal-politthriller-in-berlin-1.3613750

    (2) http://www.vietnam.diplo.de/Vertretung/vietnam/vi/04-Politik/04-01_20bilaterale-beziehungen/0-bilaterale-beziehungen.html

    (3) http://thoibao.de/vd-news/11327/pressemitteilung%3A-verschleppung-auf-veranlassung-der-vietnamesischen-regierung-aus-berlin-nach-vietnam%252c-fall-trinh%252c-xuan-thanh.htm http://thoibao.de/tin-nuoc-duc/11322/thong-cao-bao-chi-ve-viec-ong-trinh-xuan-thanh-bi-bat-coc-tai-berlin-%28luat-su-petra-isabel-schlagenhauf%29.htm

    (4) https://veto-network.org/

    T.Q.

    Tác giả gửi BVN


              Hitler Began as Secret German Army Agent         

    ahitler1.jpg Hitler "tried to enter the postal service as a mail carrier. 

    His services were refused because he was unable to pass the intelligence test."

    - Captain Karl Mayr 


    Plied with sausages and beer supplied by the army, the tavern audiences applauded Hitler. Mayr writes. 

    "The experiment with Hitler was considered highly successful by his [army] sponsors" 

    and Hitler got the Jeanne D'Arc job. 



    (Originally, " I Was Hitler's Boss")

    By Henry Makow Ph.D.


    The man who became the personification of evil was probably the puppet of a hidden power still in control of the world. 

    This view is supported by a curious little-known document entitled "I was Hitler's Boss" by Captain Karl Mayr published in the New York-based magazine "Current History" (November 1941.) 

    As Hitler's boss in the "Instruction Dept." of the Reichwehr in Munich, Capt. Mayr had "daily contact" with Hitler for 15 mos. (March 1919-June 1920.) Corporal Hitler was charged with propaganda functions and infiltrating labor groups.

    hitler-1.jpegMayr portrays Hitler, left, as a "tired, stray dog looking for a master," a mere factotum first of General Ludendorff and then of Goering. He was considered dispensable after fulfilling his purpose.

    He "tried to enter the postal service as a mail carrier. His services were refused because he was unable to pass the intelligence test. His school education in his Austrian village would have been quite sufficient, but his mental capacity suffered after he was gassed in the war."

    While I believe Captain Mayr, who later opposed Hitler and joined the Social Democrats (he was killed in Buchenwald) wrote this essay, it may be "black propaganda." Published the month before the US entered the war, it may have been designed to create division between Hitler and his designated successor (Goering), and to anger Hitler by belittling him.

    The editor of "Current History" was "Spencer Brodney." His real name was Leon Brotzky, who was a long-time Communist. "Current History" was published quarterly by the New York Times Company, the organ of the central banking cartel.

    Nevertheless, although black propaganda spins the truth, its effectiveness depends on including a considerable amount of fact. Much of what Mayr says is consistent with other sources. I will provide a summary of his revelations and then briefly consider the implications.

    HITLER A MISFIT BECOMES 'MAN ON THE HORSE'

    Capt. Mayr says that in 1919, Hitler was "one of the many thousand of ex-soldiers who walked the streets looking for work. A this time, Hitler was ready to throw in his lot with anyone who would show him kindness...He would have worked for a Jewish or French employer just as readily as for an Aryan". He was "totally unconcerned about the German people and their destinies." 

    Hitler "talked and walked in his sleep and made himself generally a nuisance." He had no friends, and was shy and self-conscious because of a "deformity [which] made him unlike other men--in my opinion this infliction made Hitler a lone wolf and outsider." Hitler apparently had only one testicle. Funny Mayr doesn't mention this detail if he is trying to discredit Hitler.  Hitler was "continually chaffed by his comrades."

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    According to Mayr, General Erich Ludendorff (1865-1937) left, the hero of World War One met weekly with a coterie of industrialists at the Hotel Four Seasons in Munich and plotted vengeance for Germany's war loss.
    The challenge was to mobilize the dispirited German worker to fight again. Ludendorff decided they needed a Joan D'Arc figure, a common person who heard God's voice, to lead them into battle. He even roamed the Bavarian Alps looking for a "red headed peasant girl" who could be sold as a divine messenger. 


    HITLER- ARMY AGENT

    Ludendorff and his friends " were like Hollywood scouts looking for talent..." At the same time Hitler was involved in an army "experiment." He was given money to hold meetings of the German Workers Party in taverns and buy everyone beer, sausages and pretzels. After some rousing songs, when everyone felt "happy and grateful," Hitler would jump on a chair or a table and started with "fellow-workers, Germany, awake!"

    "In such a genial atmosphere it was a pleasure for workers to awake and manly applaud everything." Mayr writes. "The experiment with Hitler was considered highly successful by his sponsors" and Hitler got the Jeanne D'Arc job.

    "The program was carefully concocted to fit with the wishful thinking of the majority." 

    The leaders knew "a minority must suffer, and so the German Jews were made the chief scapegoats because their destruction would gain millions of votes for the Nazis. Small shopkeepers hated Jews because they owned the chain stores; farmers wished their destruction because they were indebted to Jewish bankers; even intellectuals were jealous because Jews held lucrative positions in the arts and sciences and professions. The Communists also had to be destroyed, but that was because they took their orders from Russia and would never vote for an Imperial Germany."

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    "The Nazis salesmen offered anything and everything to make the people war minded... Therefore, their sales talk was: Germany is a have-not country; other nations have all the wealth; Germany must fight them successfully, and so be entitled to that wealth." Thus the Nazis catered always to the desires of majority. "No one cared what happened to Germany as long as the result was the restoration of the good old days ..." 


    Hitler was looked upon as "a good salesman for the Nazi ideology, who would be paid off when he was no longer needed."

    HITLER THE FIGUREHEAD

    Mayr maintains that Hitler never was the real leader of Nazis. "As a leader, Hitler is probably the greatest hoax ever played on the world... His reports always had to be rewritten... His intellect was not higher than that of an eight-year-old child... Hitler has never been capable of making a decision of his own...he certainly never wrote a line of Mein Kampf; ...[but] was of course proud to sign his name as author of a book."

    "Before every important speech Hitler was, sometimes for days, closeted with Hess who in some unknown way, got Hitler into that frenetic state in which he came forth to address the public. Just before Hitler had appointments to receive statesmen or foreign correspondents, he was minutely coached as what to say. Sometimes when unexpected questions were put to him, he just walked away, or started his senseless political ranting."

    goering.jpgLudendorff soon lost control of Hitler to Ernst Roehm and Hermann Goering who engaged in a bitter war for Nazi supremacy that lasted a decade. Finally Goering won the battle in blood purge of June 30, 1934. By this time, Mayr had become associated with Roehm. We assume this is the basis of his information.

    "The way was now clear for Goering and he lost no time. Conscription; occupation of the Rhineland; total rearmament; intervention in Spain; invasion of Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland and other countries followed."

    "Germany has many Fausts, but their Mephistopheles is Goering who was able, through crafty propagandists like Goebbels, to sell Hitler to the entire world as a patriotic superman. Goering alone engineered the burning of the Reichstag and had a feebleminded boy executed for it...It was he that arranged Hitler got the false material to convince him that Roehm intended to kill him unless he killed Roehm first. Goering's fawning on Hitler was sheer hypocrisy designed to mislead public opinion."

    The prevalent view of historians is that Goering was an ineffectual leader, who preferred to go hunting and collect (or steal) art than run the Luftwaffe. Supposedly he lived in fear of Hitler.


    CONCLUSION 

    Mayr's view is in stark contrast with the conventional view of Hitler. Either Mayr is lying or the majority of modern historians are engaged in building Hitler up to seem like a credible leader and personification of evil. During the war and after, Allied historians have largely ignored police reports that Hitler had been a homosexual and male prostitute in Vienna.

    I believe that Hitler was stage-managed by the Illuminati, i.e. Freemasons organized around the Rothschild's desire for world tyranny to protect their monopoly on credit. I believe someone like Lionel Rothschild was referring to a Hitler figure when he wrote in the Protocols of Zion:

    The Secret Masonry is setting up "our own, to all appearance, off position, which in at least one of its organs will present what looks like the very antipodes to us. Our real opponents at heart will accept this simulated opposition as their own and will show us their cards." (Protocol 12.11)

      Chris Jon Bjerknes has shown that the Rothschilds belonged to a heretical Jewish sect, the Sabbateans, who believed that, as King of the Jews. the Rothschilds were destined to rule the world.

    In the Protocols, Lionel Rothschild, talks about his world control by virtue of his credit monopoly. He says that when he "comes into [his] kingdom," he'll make sure private individuals like himself no longer exercise this power.

    He also says that if any state raises an objection to Rothschild domination, "it is only pro forma, at our discretion, and by our direction, for their anti-Semitism is indispensable to us for the management of our lesser brethren." (Protocol 9)

    My current hypothesis is that there is a direct line between Hitler and the Rothschild agenda, through a long line of "cutouts" (agents). Some of these cutouts were "useful idiots" like Erich Ludendorff who retired from politics when he realized Rothschild's Bank of England was financing Hitler.

    Max_Warburg_1905 (1).jpg(You know Warburg was pulling the strings because Wikipedia has almost no info on him.)

    Possibly Max Warburg, Chief of German Army Intelligence, member of the Rothschild- affiliated banking family, and Mayr's real boss in 1919, was the Rothschild point-man in the "Hitler Experiment." Through the "secret masonry" the central bankers created both Communism and Nazism which, thanks to WWII, advanced the destruction of Western (Christian) civilization.

    The human race is fast becoming the Rothschilds' ant farm. Thanks to their control over the media and education (through cutouts), information and entertainment are mostly tools for social control and behavior modification. Obscure documents like Captain Mayr's "I was Hitler's Boss" remind us that we are manipulated and betrayed in a most egregious way.
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    (Updated from  May 31, 2008.) 


    Related:  More on Mayr and Hitler's career as "political officer." 

    Hitler was Illuminati Hired Gun

    Hitler Used Rothschild Banker's Typewriter
    and  Did Bormann Run Hitler for the Illuminati?

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    Thanks to John Hankey for bringing Mayr to my attention. John is the creator of the video JFK II-The Bush Connection.

     


              Benjamin Freedman: Americans Haven't Been Free for a Long Time         

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    Left, Benjamin H. Freedman, 82, center, receiving an award in 1972.
    They own the currency; they own the media; they own the politicians. This is an example of how they start and end wars. 

    In WW1, Germany offered England a generous peace deal. But the Zionists sabotaged it by offering to bring the US into the war in exchange for England establishing Palestine as the "Jewish homeland." Then, they hired Hitler to exploit German resentment against Jews, forcing them to go to Israel, future capital of the Zionist NWO.

    Benjamin Freedman was there: "President Woodrow Wilson was just as incompetent ...as a newborn baby."

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    (Now they're setting the US up for WW3 against Russia, China and Iran) 
    In 1964, Jewish insider Benjamin Freedman (1890-1984) revealed that the US has been a pawn in the Zionist Conspiracy for world domination (i.e. world government.) His speech was given before a patriotic audience in 1961 at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., on behalf of Conde McGinley's patriotic newspaper, Common Sense. Here are a few cogent short excerpts. 


    "Here in the United States, the Zionists and their co-religionists have complete control of our government. For many reasons, too many and too complex to go into here at this time, the Zionists and their co- religionists rule these United States as though they were the absolute monarchs of this country. Now you may say that is a very broad statement, but let me show you what happened while we were all asleep......

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    When [England was losing WW1], the Zionists in Germany...went to the British War Cabinet and ...said: "Look here. You can yet win this war. You don't have to give up. You don't have to accept the negotiated peace offered to you now by Germany. You can win this war if the United States will come in as your ally." 

    The United States was not in the war at that time. We were fresh; we were young; we were rich; we were powerful. They told England: "We will guarantee to bring the United States into the war as your ally, to fight with you on your side, if you will promise us Palestine after you win the war."

    In other words, they made this deal: "We will get the United States into this war as your ally. The price you must pay is Palestine after you have won the war and defeated Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey." 

    Now England had as much right to promise Palestine to anybody, as the United States would have to promise Japan to Ireland for any reason whatsoever. 

    It's absolutely absurd that Great Britain, that never had any connection or any interest or any right in what is known as Palestine should offer it as coin of the realm to pay the Zionists for bringing the United States into the war. 

    However, they did make that promise, in October of 1916. And shortly after that -- I don't know how many here remember it - - the United States, which was almost totally pro-German, entered the war as Britain's ally.


    STABBED GERMANY IN THE BACK 


    What do we face now? If we trigger a world war that may develop into a nuclear war, humanity is finished. 

    Why might such a war take place? It will take place as the curtain goes up on Act 3: Act 1 was World War I, Act 2 was World War II, Act 3 is going to be World War III. 

    The Jews of the world, the Zionists and their co-religionists everywhere, are determined that they are going to again use the United States to help them permanently retain Palestine as their foothold for their world government. 

    What are we going to do? The life you save may be your son's. Your boys may be on their way to that war tonight; and you don't know it any more than you knew that in 1916 in London the Zionists made a deal with the British War Cabinet to send your sons to war in Europe. 

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    Did you know it at that time? Not a person in the United States knew it. You weren't permitted to know it. Who knew it? President Wilson knew it. Colonel House knew it. Other insiders knew it.

    Did I know it? I had a pretty good idea of what was going on: I was liaison to Henry Morgenthau, Sr., in the 1912 campaign when President Wilson was elected, and there was talk around the office there.

     I was "confidential man" to Henry Morgenthau, Sr., who was chairman of the finance committee, and I was liaison between him and Rollo Wells, the treasurer. So I sat in these meetings with President Wilson at the head of the table, and all the others, and I heard them drum into President Wilson's brain the graduated income tax and what has become the Federal Reserve, and I heard them indoctrinate him with the Zionist movement. 

    Justice Brandeis and President Wilson were just as close as the two fingers on this hand. President Woodrow Wilson was just as incompetent when it came to determining what was going on as a newborn baby. That is how they got us into World War I, while we all slept. 

    They sent our boys over there to be slaughtered. For what? So the Jews can have Palestine as their "commonwealth." They've fooled you so much that you don't know whether you're coming or going.
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    Related-  Audio of this 45-min speech

    Jewish Defector Warns America 
    Other Righteous Jews, Myron Fagan 
    and  Henry Klein 


    First Comment by WB:

    How the Christian churches and Christian people have been duped. Jesus called us sheep for a reason. Sheep are one of the dumbest animals there are.

    The infiltration, and take over, of "Christian Zionism" in Christian churches in the USA is appalling and represents close to 100% of our churches in this nation.  The reason why I say 100% is because the churches that do not openly and actively support the number one enemy of Jesus Christ in the world today...namely the State of Israel, orthodox Jews and Rabbis...just say nothing, keep quiet, and go along. The very thought of telling the truth about Israel and orthodox Jews strikes more fear in the hearts of Christian pastors than does the IRS. Telling the truth simply is not done.

    This makes nearly 100% of the churches in the USA complicit in the murder and maiming of millions of people. Not to mention complicit in ushering in the new world order, and the mark of the beast.

    Will they ever wake up? No...they are too far gone and very much to afraid of the Jews and being labeled antisemitic... which is almost funny when we realize that the Jews that run Israel are not Semitic, not descendants of Abraham at all.



              B'nai Brith-ADL Does Not Represent Jews         
    A reader: "Just an idea. You should get some articles on the [B'nai Brith] Anti Defamation League and their involvement with the conspiracy."


    The B'nai Brith masquerades as a "human rights" organization. In fact, it is a satanic secret society 
    dedicated to enslaving humanity
    by stigmatizing resistance to their tyranny as "hate."




     "In 2004, the organization reported a membership of more than 215,000, with members in 51 countries and a U.S. budget of $20,000,000. Approximately 85 percent of the membership is in the United States." There are at least ten million Jews in the US. Yet, like Zionists, these imposters claim to represent all Jews. 


    By Henry Makow, Ph.D.
    Updated from Oct 28 2005

    While claiming to represent "the interests of the worldwide Jewish Community" the B'nai Brith is in fact a Masonic Order that represents British Freemasonry and shifts blame for its Luciferian "world government" agenda onto Jews in general. Thus, while pretending to fight anti-Semitism, it actually exacerbates it and puts Jews in jeopardy.

    The B'nai B'rith has no mandate to represent the Jewish people. But by equating opposition to the globalist agenda with anti-Semitism, it ensures that Jews are blamed for the emerging New World Order.

    For example, recently a forum posted an item about B'nai Brith advocacy of "Hate Laws" and Internet censorship. A member of the forum responded, "Those Jews are setting themselves up for extermination again."

    Thus "Jews" become the scapegoat for the Freemason agenda despite the fact that most Jews are vague or ambivalent about their Jewish identity. Only 20% are observant.  

    isc.jpegYes, most Jews who are ignorant of the Masonic plan naively subscribe to liberalism, Zionism and the phoney "War on Terror." They might be surprised to learn that the Star of David featured on the Israeli flag is an occult symbol and was never a Jewish symbol in the Old Testament; that most Israeli leaders, like American Presidents, are Freemasons; and that the Israeli Supreme Court is loaded with Masonic symbolism, and is located along Satanic "ley" lines. Financed and designed by the Rothschilds, it will be the court of the New World Order. 

     "In 2004, the organization reported a membership of more than 215,000, with members in 51 countries and a U.S. budget of $20,000,000. Approximately 85 percent of the membership is in the United States." There are at least ten million Jews in the US if you include cryptos. Yet, like Zionists, these imposters claim to represent all Jews. 

    SUBVERSION OF THE WEST

    The B'nai Brith-ADL is probably active in your city. It approaches local schools, private companies, and professional associations offering indoctrination in "diversity" and "hate crimes." It trains the local police in political crimes. "Hate" is anything or anyone that interferes with the world government agenda, partly listed on the ADL website .
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    The B'nai Brith is part of the Masonic Scottish Rite Order established in 1843. It's militant arm, the "Anti Defamation League" (ADL) was formed in 1913, the same year as the US Federal Reserve.

    According to The Ugly Truth About the ADL (1992) by the Executive Intelligence Review, the B'nai Brith has always played a leading role in returning the US to the Masonic control of the British Crown. (a.k.a The New World Order.)

    "Not only is the ADL emphatically not a Jewish civil rights lobby; the ADL and its parent agency B'nai Brith have been from their inception, arms of the British secret intelligence services and secret societies that are sworn enemies of the United States. The B'nai B'rith and the ADL have used their nominal Jewishness to conceal their actual allegiance and agenda." (Ugly Truth, p.3)

    The B'nai Brith/ Scottish Rite was instrumental in starting the Ku Klux Klan and causing the US Civil War, which destroyed the flower of American manhood. A B'nai Brith leader, Simon Wolf, was a Confederate spy and was implicated in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the first of many such coup d'etats  (i.e. the assassinations of Presidents Garfield, McKinley, Kennedy.)

    The book goes on to detail ADL links to organized crime, drugs and prostitution, domestic spying, the purchase of the US Congress and the removal of Christianity from public institutions. It says the ADL fought Texas legislation to prosecute satanic ritual crimes and lost numerous libel suits for defaming critics as "anti-Semites."
     

    ADL SHILLS FOR ELITE AGENDA


    As I have said, the mainspring of the New World Order is the private central bankers' need to translate their unlimited financial power, derived from their control of government credit, into permanent world institutions of political and social control.

    PUTZ10x (1).jpg(Our "leaders" like Canadian PM Stephen Harper owe their position to the B'nai Brith)

    Millions of non-Jews and a disproportionate number of Jews have sold their souls to these Lucifer-loving bankers. Led by the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers, the banking cartel is behind the Sept. 11 attacks, the Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria wars and false flag terror (which incidentally has stopped since Nov. 8, 2016.) 

    They are behind the B'nai Brith-ADL.  Take their "Diversity" program for example. You cannot work for a large corporation or government today without receiving this insulting Stalinist indoctrination which forces us to embrace human "differences" regardless of their merit. A measure of the Masonic control of Western society is that "Diversity" was never debated or put to a vote. It became the official ideology as if by magic.

    Particularly distasteful is the ADL's "early childhood initiative" which targets 3-5 year-olds for indoctrination. They hide behind a smokescreen of platitudes but the net effect is that youngsters of European origin do not learn pride in their national or cultural heritage. The ADL boasts that 375,000 teachers and 12 million students have participated in these programs.

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    (Training of US police in Israel raises the spectre that our police are really a Zionist occupational force.)







    In the workplace, "Diversity" discriminates against Europeans, and particularly white heterosexual males by favoring women, coloreds and homosexuals. People are chosen on the basis of this political profile instead of their competence, which would be truly non-discriminatory and fair, not-to-mention efficient.

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    (left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives B'nai Brith award in 2008)

    The purpose is to fragment society and destabilize the family so there is no coherent basis for resistance to world government. At the same time, the ADL actively promotes Zionist education and consciousness, including free trips to Israel for Jewish youth. Thus Jews are indoctrinated to promote the Masonic agenda and to take the fall when the time comes.

    The B'nai B'rith-ADL doesn't represent Jews. It represents Masonic Jewish Bankers, who plot the demise of Western Civilization.

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    After giving the filmmaker considerable access, ADL Director Abe Foxman suppressed this movie because it revealed there is precious little anti-Semitism, certainly not enough to justify the ADL's 29 US offices, annual $70,000,000 annual fund raising, not to mention Foxman's $527,000 salary. - See more at: https://www.henrymakow.com/zionists_create_anti-semitism.html#sthash.pYh2h05e.dpuf
    Related - Makow  Film Exposes ADL's Antisemitism Racket -  This article is being blocked on the Internet. Doesn't that speak volumes?
    I will post it again soon. Meanwhile, here is the film. Watch it.
    After giving the filmmaker considerable access, ADL Director Abe Foxman suppressed this movie because it revealed there is precious little anti-Semitism, certainly not enough to justify the ADL's 29 US offices, annual $70,000,000 annual fund raising, not to mention Foxman's $527,000 salary. - See more at: https://www.henrymakow.com/zionists_create_anti-semitism.html#sthash.pYh2h05e.dpuf
    After giving the filmmaker considerable access, ADL Director Abe Foxman suppressed this movie because it revealed there is precious little anti-Semitism, certainly not enough to justify the ADL's 29 US offices, annual $70,000,000 annual fund raising, not to mention Foxman's $527,000 salary. - See more at: https://www.henrymakow.com/zionists_create_anti-semitism.html#sthash.pYh2h05e.dpuf
    After giving the filmmaker considerable access, ADL Director Abe Foxman suppressed this movie because it revealed there is precious little anti-Semitism, certainly not enough to justify the ADL's 29 US offices, annual $70,000,000 annual fund raising, not to mention Foxman's $527,000 salary. - See more at: https://www.henrymakow.com/zionists_create_anti-semitism.html#sthash.pYh2h05e.dpuf

    See also my "Freemasonry: Mankind's Death Wish"

    See also ADL Watch



              VueMinder Lite 2017.03        

    VueMinder is the future of appointment management. With other calendar apps, you'd enter the date and time of an appointment, and that would be it - maybe you'd get a simple popup reminder, but that's the best that you could expect. With VueMinder Calendar, you'll be on the receiving end of content-rich popup reminders, desktop alerts, and reminders that can be sent to you via email or direct to your phone using SMS.

    VueMinder Lite is a FREE calendar and reminder program for Windows. It supports multiple calendars displayed simultaneously in layers. These can be viewed and printed by day, week, or month. They can also be visually distinguished using unlimited combinations of fonts, background colors, and gradient styles. It also integrates a semitransparent calendar into your Windows desktop, so you'll always be able to see your upcoming events.


              Sacked Sunday Times writer apologises for article branded antisemitic        

    Kevin Myers denies being motivated by antisemitism in comments about BBC pay and says he is a ‘great admirer’ of Jews

    A Sunday Times columnist from Ireland sacked over allegations his column was antisemitic and misogynistic has issued an apology.

    Kevin Myers said he was sorry for causing offence but denied he was motivated by antisemitism and said he was a friend of the Jewish people and of Israel.

    Related: Kevin Myers is just another product of the toxic controversy industry | Nesrine Malik

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              Sunday Times antisemitism row: Vanessa Feltz ‘extremely upset’        

    Paper under fire over column that suggested the BBC Radio London presenter and Claudia Winkleman were well paid because they are Jewish

    Vanessa Feltz has said she felt “extremely upset” by a Sunday Times column written by a Holocaust denier which suggested that she and Claudia Winkleman earned high salaries because they are Jewish. The Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper was accused of antisemitism and faced a barrage of criticism after it published the article by Kevin Myers online and in its Irish print edition. The online version was later taken down.

    Under the headline “Sorry ladies, equal pay has to be earned”, Myers wrote: “I note that two of the best-paid women presenters in the BBC – Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz, with whose, no doubt, sterling work I am tragically unacquainted – are Jewish. Good for them.”

    Related: Kevin Myers is just another product of the toxic controversy industry | Nesrine Malik

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              Labour suspends Livingstone for another year over Hitler comments        

    Critics claim relations between Labour and Jewish community are at ‘new all-time low’ as former London mayor avoids permanent expulsion

    Ken Livingstone has avoided expulsion from Labour after a disciplinary panel ruled he should be suspended for another year for bringing the party into disrepute over comments about antisemitism, Hitler and Zionism.

    The former mayor of London, who has been a member for almost 50 years, was censured by the party for suggesting that Hitler at one point supported Zionism, and for defending the Labour MP Naz Shah over an antisemitic Facebook post for which she has apologised. Livingstone had predicted he would be expelled but his punishment was lessened because of his long history of contributions to the Labour party.

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              SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM: KAIBAB ELEGY        

    Millions of visitors a year come to Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the most visited national park in the western United States. However, on extremely rare days when cold air is trapped in the canyon and topped by a layer of warm air, which in combination with moisture and condensation, form the phenomenon referred to as the full cloud inversion. In what resembles something between ocean waves and fast clouds, Grand Canyon is completely obscured by fog, making the visitors feel as if they are walking on clouds.

    This video was filmed as part of SKYGLOW (skyglowproject.com), an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible dark sky areas in North America. This project is being produced in collaboration with International Dark-Sky Association (darksky.org), a non-profit fighting for the preservation of night skies around the globe.

    The film was shot on Canon 5DSR & 5DIII cameras & lenses sponsored by Canon USA, aided by Alpine Labs' Michron & Pulse, powered by Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini. LRTimelapse was used to process some of the shots.

    Original video premiered on BBC Earth: bbc.com/earth/story/20170502-on-rare-occasions-the-grand-canyon-fills-with-thick-cloud

    High resolution stills can be found here: dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24210546/JPEG/KAIBAB%20ELEGY%20-%20HARUN%20MEHMEDINOVIC%20-%20SKYGLOWPROJECT.zip

    Credits:
    Producer/Editor/Shooter: Harun Mehmedinovic, Music: Pete Davis & James Banbury

    Special Thanks:
    Gavin Heffernan and Aida Bogunic, Semezdin & Sanja Mehmedinovic, Matt Walker & Pierangelo Pirak, Aaron McNally & Canon USA, Kevin Noble & Paul C. Buff Inc., Greg Horvath & Alpine Labs, International Dark-Sky Association, Northern Arizona University, State of Arizona & National Park Service

    Locations:
    Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

    Follow/Contact:
    Facebook facebook.com/skyglowproject
    Instagram: instagram.com/skyglowproject
    Email: info@skyglowproject.com

    We appreciate all your shares, comments and likes, thanks for checking out this video! For more videos please visit: vimeo.com/harun

    This video is COPYRIGHT 2017 Harun Mehmedinovic / SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM. Any use beyond embedding this video in it's unaltered form and properly credited to SKYGLOW PROJECT/SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM on another website requires permission from the creator. Any use of the entirety or portion(s) of this video to drive advertising traffic, sales or any other profit-driven venture on a third party website without express permission from the content creator will result in prosecution to the full extent of the law.

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    Timelapse artists and filmmakers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović are proud to introduce WWW.SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM, a 192-page hardcover photobook and timelapse video series exploring North America’s remaining magnificent night skies and the increasing impact of light pollution on our highly fragile environment.

    A blend of images, stories, essays, and anecdotal captions, SKYGLOW explores the history and mythology of celestial observation and the proliferation of electrical outdoor lighting that spurred the rise of the phenomena known as “light pollution,” a grave threat not only to our incredible starscapes but also to the very ecosystem itself.

    After a highly publicized Kickstarter campaign that ended as the fourth-most earning Photobook campaign ever, Harun and Gavin traveled over 150,000 miles and logged more than 3,000,000 photos on their grueling three-year quest. From incredible locations like the active Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii to Alberta’s majestic Northern Lights, SKYGLOW takes viewers on a visual journey through time, exploring our civilization’s evolving relationship with light and the night sky through the ages.

    See how the ancient Puebloan archaeoastronomy sites of our native elders have now been replaced with the blinding “artificial day” of over-lit modern metropolises, and learn about the “Dark Sky Movement” fighting to reclaim the pristine darkness the Earth had enjoyed for billions of years. The importance of America’s threatened National Parks is also highlighted in a section of stunning landscapes from numerous parks, including Shenandoah, Yosemite, Acadia, Death Valley, Yellowstone and many more.

    Completed in collaboration with the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), SKYGLOW also explores the numerous towns and sites that IDA has identified as official “Dark-Sky” Communities, Cities, Parks, Reserves and Sanctuaries.

    Cast: Harun Mehmedinovic, Canon Pro and Alpine Labs

    Tags: grand canyon, arizona, national park, cloud inversion, dark sky, stars, milky way, fog, clouds, timelapse, astrophotography and astro


              YOSEMITE | 4K        

    Yosemite in 4K
    Shot in Yosemite National Park, CA

    Voice-over based on verses from Job 12:7-10, Psalm 96:11-12, Psalm 95:4-5, Job 37:14-16, Psalm 19:1, Romans 1:20, and Hebrews 11:1.

    Shot on RED Scarlet-X
    Edited in Premiere
    Graded in DaVinci Resolve

    Music: Flutter by A. Taylor, licensed through Musicbed

    License this footage on Filmsupply
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    Cast: Evan Schneider, Filmsupply, Musicbed, FilmConvert and RED Digital Cinema

    Tags: Yosemite, National Park, Winter, Nature, Snowshoeing, Landscape, Scarlet, RED, DaVinci Resolve, Filmsupply, Bible, Voice Over and Travel


              Â¿Consumes contenido multimedia en tu ordenador? Pues echa un ojo a cinco de los reproductores más interesantes        

    Vlc Uno de los usos que seguro vas a hacer este verano de tu ordenador cuando estés de vacaciones el tenerlo en casa como un reproductor multimedia. Y es que si te vas y no tienes conexión de internet decente para por ejemplo, disfrutar de tus series o películas vía streaming, llevar contenido descargado puede ser una gran opción.

    Y en el catálogo de reproductores para ordenador (lo mismo que para móviles o tabletas) las alternativas son casi inabarcables, si bien y si buceamos un poco son sólo unas cuantas las que resultan interesantes, por la versatilidad que ofrecen sobre todo, pero también por el precio (mejor si son gratis) y por la facilidad de uso.

    Así que en este artículo vamos a efectuar un repaso de los que pueden ser o al menos desde nuestro punto de vista, los mejores reproductores multimedia para consumir contenido desde el ordenador. Son sólo cinco y puede que tu favorito no se encuentre entre ellos, así que te encomendamos a que nos digas cual es la opción que tu usas en los comentarios.

    VLC Media Player Vlc

    VLC Media Player es quizás el más conocido de los reproductores. Una opción disponible en casi todas las plataformas (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS) para reproducir contenido ya sea vía USB o almacenado en local o por medio de un Blu-ray, DVD o CD.

    Es un reproductor de código abierto que ofrece gran facilidad de uso, pues no requiere paquetes de códecs y es compatible con una gran cantidad de formatos. Y recuerda, es multiplataforma y gratuito.

    Descarga | VLC

    5KPlayer5kplayer

    La siguiente opción en la lista es 5KPlayer, un reproductor de vídeo que en este caso se puede usar tanto en los equipos con Windows cómo en los que cuentan con Mac OS. Un reproductor de vídeo que presume de una gran simplicidad y que ofrece soporte para los formados de vídeo más usados. Es el caso de las extensiones MKV, MTS, AVCHD o MP4.

    Podemos reproducir sin problema vídeo en HD (Full HD, 4K, 5K e incluso 8K), pero también música (MP3, AAC, AC3, FLAC, ALAC y WMA) y realizar transmisión de medios AirPlay. 5KPlayer incluye además cifrado CSS. Lo puedes descargar desde su web y es además gratis.

    Descarga | 5KPlayer

    MPlayerX

    Mplayer X

    Un reproductor exclusivo para Mac es MPlayerX. Una aplicación muy ligera, de uso sencillo y que permite su uso en equipos más antiguos al consumir muy pocos recursos del sistema. Además es muy versátil y permite reproducir casi cualquier formato del archivo.

    Cómo curiosidad y para aquellos amantes de las versiones originales subtituladas permite cambiar el tamaño de los subtítulos y optimizar la sincronización con el vídeo. Una aplicación que además es compatible con los formatos de vídeo más populares cómo AVI, MKV, MTS, AVCHD o MP4 y que encima es gratuita.

    Descarga | MPlayerX

    KodiKodi

    Kodi puede que ahora mismo no esté pasando por los mejores momentos pero es una de las opciones multipltaforma más importantes. El hecho de atravesar una crisis, ya lo hemos comentado, viene dado por el cierre de algunos de sus Addons más importantes, pero la idea básica con la que llegó, como reproductor multimedia, sigue ahí, intacta.

    Es quizás la opción más moldeable por parte de los usuarios, pues permite descargar fondos y complementos para adaptarlo al gusto de cada uno. Kodi es compatible con los formatos de archivo más habituales en vídeo (MP4, MKV, AVI...) per también para música (MP3, FLAC, WAV...) Además puede reproducir vídeo en Blu-ray y DVD.

    Descarga | Kodi

    IINA

    Iina

    Project IINA es una de las últimas propuestas en llegar al mercado. Y lo hace con una carta de presentación en forma de prestaciones que han hecho que muchos lo hayamos empezado a considerar como el reemplazo o alternativa natural para VLC. La única pega es que por ahora es exclusivo de Mac (con Mac OS Yosemite o Sierra como base necesaria). Quién sabe si en poco tiempo llegará a otras plataformas.

    De entrada a destacar de IINA su interfaz, muy parecida a la de QuickTime, de forma que los usuarios de la aplicación de Apple se adaptarán fácilmente. Además es muy ligero de forma que consume muy pocos recursos por lo que es funcional incluso en los equipos más antiguos.

    Descarga | IINA

    Por el camino nos hemos dejado los sistemas propietarios de Apple o Microsoft, caso de Quick Time Player o el Reproductor de Windows Media para la plataforma de los de Redmond. Hemos optado por aplicaciones de terceros, gratuitas y muy flexibles en su uso. Así que llegados a este punto sólo nos queda por recordarte nuestra pregunta. ¿Cual es tu aplicación preferida para reproducir contenido multimedia en tu ordenador?.

    En Xataka SmartHome | Llega el verano y sales de vacaciones: así puedes usar tu móvil para realizar streaming con tu televisor de "alquiler"

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    Media Player Classic Home Cinema y el soporte de archivos HEVC (H.265)

    VLC, el porqué sigue siendo mi reproductor favorito

    Cazadores de hackers en CS:GO: una actividad de riesgo no recomendada

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    La noticia ¿Consumes contenido multimedia en tu ordenador? Pues echa un ojo a cinco de los reproductores más interesantes fue publicada originalmente en Xataka Smart Home por Jose Antonio .


              Yarmuth, House Dems Ask Trump To Rescind Bannon Appointment        
    Congressman John Yarmuth and more than 140 other Democratic representatives are calling on President-Elect Donald Trump to rescind the appointment of Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon as chief strategist. Bannon has been criticized for being anti-Semitic and racist.
              But Of Course....        
    The ONI released a bunch of information on Bin Laden's compound today, including a list of books that were found, some of them, not so surprising:


    The release shows that the 9/11 mastermind was an avid reader of conspiracy theory books, with titles including: Bloodlines of the Illuminati by right-wing author Fritz Springmeier; The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 by the 9/11 truther David Ray Griffin; Conspirators' Hierarchy: The Committee of 300 by John Coleman; and The Secrets of the Federal Reserve by Eustace Mullins, an anti-Semitic writer.

    Although reading someone who claims he didn't do what he did must have presented some interesting existential questions, as well as bringing to mind the classic Onion video.



              2015 GREAT DANE DRY FREIGHT SEMI-TRAILER        
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              Barnhardt: Banned In Boston - Transcribed        

    Kudos to Vanderleun for posting this:


    Hello, my name is Ann Barnhardt and I am the person who says the things that everyone else is too terrified to say.

    This is the speech that I was going to deliver in Boston today, May 15, 2011, had a facility been available to me. Unfortunately, no facilities were willing to host my speech, sponsored by Rabbi Jon Hausmann, because I was deemed to be “hateful”, “bigoted” and “potentially violent”. 


    Well, we’ll see about that.

    In this speech we are going to cover a lot of intellectual and theological ground. I tend to set my goals extremely high, and this speech is no exception. 


    I hope to fully explain the relationship between Christians and Jews in today’s world, and show that we, and really all people of civilization and good will, are allied in a war of survival against satanic evil, manifested today by islam and Marxism.


    I am also going to show how our fundamental human rights as codified in the Constitution of the United States flow directly out of the Judeo-Christian milieu and the bible.

    I will then contrast this to the Marxist-islamist paradigm, and show that Marxism and islam are actually cut from exactly the same philosophical cloth.


    Finally, I will discuss my personal three-point tactical plan that I will carry out should the proverbial “poop” hit the proverbial fan. My three-point plan serves not only as a system of engagement, but it simultaneously rebuts any and all accusations of “intolerance”, “bigotry” and “hatefulness”. 


    AND I aim to do all of this in less than 30 minutes. Like I said, I’m a very high goal-setter.


    The first concept we need to tackle is that of the relationship between Judaism and Christianity. There is a tremendous amount of confusion, ambiguity and bigotry flowing in both directions. There are plenty of anti-Semitic Christians who think that the Jews are the accursed killers of Christ. There are also plenty of Jews who think that Christianity despises them as a point of intrinsic doctrine. Both are completely wrong, and it is high time that someone stepped up and explained the relationship clearly and without mincing any words.


    The fact of the matter is this: you show me an anti-semitic Christian, and I’ll show you a Christian who is completely and totally clueless about his faith. Sadly, in this day and age, most Christians are exactly that – CLUELESS. And that goes for everyone, Catholic, Protestant, non-denominational, all of them. If we look at the Church from an intellectual standpoint, it has already been reduced down to just a mere remnant. There are so many heresies active today that it would take a lifetime to define them all individually, so I have named them corporately. What the Church suffers from today is the Heresy of Stupidity.


    Now everyone listen up, Jew, Christian, atheist – everyone.


    The foundational premise of the Jewish people and of Israel is that Israel is the representative proxy for humanity. This is why the Jews are called “the chosen people”, because they are. God chose Israel to stand in representation of all people everywhere. This is an honor, but it is a taxing and dubious honor due to the Fall of Adam and Eve and the inherent tendency that all people have for sin, which is called concupiscence.


    God chose Israel to stand at the fore of humanity and be the people with whom the historical narrative of Salvation History is played out. This began with a married couple, Adam and Eve, and then expanded to a family unit through Noah, then the expansion moved to the tribal level through Abraham, the national level through Moses, then to the level of a kingdom through David, and finally in the fullness of time the expansion moved beyond Israel to cover all people everywhere through Jesus Christ. BUT, the only way to fully understand God’s relationship with us as individuals is to understand God’s interaction with Israel through history.

    We see in the Old Testament a continuous pattern of Israel falling away from God in sin, and God taking Israel back, many times after a required chastisement to make Israel fully appreciate the gravity of its sin. God says to Israel over and over again that He will NEVER, EVER forsake His covenant. God uses the imagery of marriage to make Israel understand that the relationship between God and Israel is not a mere legalistic contract – it is a covenant sealed in flesh. The covenant cannot be broken. It can be abused by one of the partners, but it can never be broken.


    God does not walk out. God does not “get divorced”. He always has been and always will be ready and willing to take us back, forgive our indiscretions and betrayals, if we will only turn back to Him. He did it after the unfortunate incident with the golden calf at the foot of Mt. Sinai. He did it after the numerous phases in which Israel had bad kings and fell into idolatry and immorality. He did it with King David after David’s sins of the flesh.

    The exuberant joy of the “honeymoon” period after Israel’s return to God was put into words by Solomon in the Song of Songs. The image of the rocky trials of the marriage relationship was put into writing by the prophet Hosea.


    Every macro image of Israel presented in the Bible maps perfectly to the micro context of the individual. Every sin committed by Israel corporately is a sin I have personally committed as an individual. The worshiping of idols, the failure to trust in God’s provision, the hypocrisy, the sins of the flesh – all of them. Every single one. They all map precisely to me as an individual. And to each and every human being.

    And now we move into the New Testament. There are many verses in which Jesus soundly and harshly rebukes the Jews and the Pharisees. Knowing now as we do that Israel is standing in our personal stead as the proxy representatives of humanity as a whole and as us as individuals, we need to read these words of Christ as chastisements and critiques of us individually and personally, not as a critique or condemnation of a third party.


    When Christ says, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites . . .” He is speaking directly to me. “Woe to you, Ann, you hypocrite.” When Christ says, “You are like whitewashed tombs which appear beautiful on the outside but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth” He is speaking directly to me. I am the serpent. I am the brood of vipers. I am the liar. And if I may be so bold, so is every one of you.


    The more a person thinks that Jesus is speaking not to them but only to the Jews, and then considers themselves able to sit in seething hatred of the Jews, the further from Christ they actually are. These people who read Jesus’ words as exclusive to Jews aren’t in the right ballpark, they aren’t even in the right galactic cluster. This is the Heresy of Stupidity in full bloom.


    Now to ten of the most beautiful words in the New Testament. Every Jew watching this has heard these words, and probably has shuddered every time they heard them. These ten words have been twisted by stupid, ignorant people to justify horrific acts of evil against Jews for 1978 years. And many of these people have claimed to be pious Christians. Well, we’re going to fix this deal once and for all. The ten beautiful words are: “Let His Blood be upon us and upon our children.”

    These are the ten words shouted by the Jewish crowd to Pontius Pilate as he was sentencing Jesus. I repeat these words internally at every Mass, because these are the words that give hope to humanity. These are the words that open the gates of heaven. These words are the means by which our salvation is accomplished.

    At every Mass, the temporally transcendent sacrifice of Calvary which is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ Himself, re-presented to God the Father by the power of God the Holy Ghost. This is accomplished through the transubstantiation of Bread and Wine as prefigured by the priest and King Melchizedek in Genesis 14. This sacrifice is the Todah sacrifice of Israel, which is the only sacrifice to be offered in the post-messianic age and for all eternity, according to ancient Rabbinic teaching. The Todah sacrifice is the sacrifice of Thanksgiving. The word “Thanksgiving” in Greek is Eucharist. The Divine Surprise to Israel and the world is that GOD provided and provides HIMSELF IN THE FLESH as the final, worthy and fully efficacious Todah sacrifice.

    There is a saint called St. Gaspar del Bufalo who was an Italian priest who had mystical visions during his life. In one of St. Gaspar’s visions during a Mass, he saw angels approach the altar after the consecration of the wine into the Precious Blood. The angels took branches of hyssop and dipped them in the chalice. The angels then turned and proceeded to sprinkle the people with the Blood of Jesus, exactly the way that Aaron and all of the Levitical priests sprinkled the people of Israel with the blood of the animal sacrifices of the Old Covenant. We are literally being showered and cleansed with the Precious Blood of Jesus.


    Let His Blood be upon us and upon our children.

    I believe this is happening at every Mass in a dimension that we are not, at this time, able to physically see. And so TO the Jews who stood in Pilate’s courtyard as my representative, and as the representatives of all humanity, and called the Precious Blood of Jesus down upon humanity, all I can say is THANK YOU. God heard the deep, groaning cry of Israel, and answered it, even though Israel didn’t understand it themselves. And again, isn’t this exactly what I do as an individual? I lash out at God in groans of anger and despair and misunderstanding, and He hears me, and answers by transforming my anger and despair and misunderstanding into grace, through His Mercy.

    In the last month and a half since I burned my Koran on YouTube, I have received a significant amount of anti-semitic email and comments left on my YouTube Channel. They are all fairly similar, but I did reply to one in particular. The man started out by complimenting my burning of the Koran and then asked, “When are you going to go after the Christkillers?” And then proceeded to launch into a typical anti-semitic diatribe, concluding that if I didn’t share in his anti-semitism, that I wasn’t really a Christian. I responded thusly:

    “Sir, you are deeply confused. I killed Jesus. The Jews are merely the historical proxy for me.”

    That shut him up. And I would invite all of the Jews the world over to feel free to use my reply if ever accused of being “Christkillers”. Please reply by saying, “No, Ann Barnhardt killed Christ.” 



    Because that is the truth. I betray Him, and like Judas, I do it with a kiss.


    It is ME who is whipping Him with the flagellum at the pillar. It is ME who spits on Him and laughs at Him as He carries the Cross that should be mine. It is ME who nails Him to the Cross. And it is ME who callously walks away leaving Him to die in my stead. And I do it every damn day. And yet He stays. You would think that He would eventually get to the point where He would simply say, “This is too much. I can’t do this anymore. I’m sorry it didn’t work out between us, but I think it is better that we just go our separate ways.” But no. He’s not going anywhere because it is the same with me as it is with Israel. We are in a covenant, and He will not forsake that covenant. Ever. No matter how much I deserve it. He chose to enter into it, and I am free to choose whether or not I respond to that covenant or not – just like Israel was free to drift in and out of His Grace over the centuries.

    Now that we understand that Israel is the proxy for all of humanity, both on a macro scale, and on a micro, individual scale, we can now turn to the question of proper systems of human governance as revealed to Israel and recorded in scripture.


    We need to start in Exodus chapter 18. Israel has just escaped Egypt and is traversing the desert toward Mt. Sanai. Moses is visited by his father-in-law, Jethro. Yes, the Jethro on the Beverly Hillbillies is named after Moses’ wifes’ father. And for very good reason, because Jethro was blessed by God with wisdom that would affect all of humanity. When Jethro arrived, Moses was sitting at the head of a huge line of people. One by one, each party would approach Moses and tell him of some sort of problem or disagreement between them that needed judgment, and one by one, Moses would judge these issues and claims. And this would go on for days, because there were hundreds of thousands of people in Israel, even at this time. Moses was judging them and governing them all alone.

    When Jethro saw this he told Moses that it was “not good”. Jethro then, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, explained to Moses the concept of governmental subsidiarity. Jethro laid out a system whereby the people were encouraged to govern themselves in a tiered representative structure. The first tier removed from the individuals themselves was in groups of ten families. This would be the analogue of a neighborhood. The next representative tier was in goups of fifty. This would be analogue to a city or county commission. The next tier was in groups of one hundred. This would be the analog of a state legislature. The next tier would be in groups of one thousand. This would be the analogue of a national legislature. Finally came Moses himself, with Aaron at his right hand and Joshua at his left hand. This would be the equivalent of a Chief Executive with a cabinet.

    Yes, our current system of representative republic governance in the United States was modeled after the Jethrine system in scripture. The big difference between The Jethrine system and our system is that in the Jethrine system, Moses personally appointed all of the representatives based upon their Godliness and good character. In our system, representatives and the Chief Executive, or President, are elected. However, the over-arching concept here is the concept of SUBSIDIARITY.

    Subsidiarity is defined as the idea that a central authority should only perform those tasks which can not be performed effectively at a more immediate or local level. In other words, the most power resides with the sovereign individual, and as layers of government move away from the individual, the power structure necessarily dilutes, being tasked with those objectives that only they are capable of performing.


    In the case of our federal government, those tasks would include such things as coordinating national defense, negotiating and entering international treaties and trade agreements, and perhaps most importantly, ensuring that the Rule of Law as defined in the Constitution is preserved, protected and defended throughout the chain of subsidiarity all the way back to the individual.


    This concept of subsidiarity was first formally defined and codified by – GUESS WHO – the Catholic Church, although the concept existed and was understood and practiced in various ways all the way back to Jethro and Moses at the foot of Mt. Sinai. The Catholic Church has always understood subsidiarity through the life and actions of Christ Himself. Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, manifested His Kingship by submitting Himself totally and completely to his subjects, to the point of willingly dying for them, and thus doing for them the one thing that they could never do for themselves, which is make perfect atonement for their sins.

    Subsidiarity is not exclusive to democracy, representative republic or parliamentary republics. Subsidiarity can be executed in many systems of governance, including hereditary monarchies. This is why Christ did not call out a specific form of governance, because He knew that many forms of governance are feasible, so long as subsidiarity is observed. History has shown us that a Godly man can reign as a king, living as a humble servant to his people. In the Old Testament Good Kings included Asa, Hezekiah and Josiah. In modern times, King St. Louis the ninth of France, King St. Stephen the first of Hungary, and King St. Casmir of Poland are examples of Godly monarchs who ruled in a spirit of subsidiarity.

    As a corollary, democratic or representative republic systems do not guarantee subsidiarity, and if infiltrated and usurped by Godless, power-hungry, money-grubbing moral degerates like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Charles Schumer, Lindsey Graham, John McCain and all the rest, those systems will lead to totalitarianism and ultimate collapse.


    That is what we are seeing happen right now. This is also why the so-called “Arab Spring” is no such thing. The totalitarianism of the Islamic political system, elevated to power, though it may be, by democracy, is still totalitarianism. So long as islam is the driving force behind ANY form of government, that government is satanic by definition, and by definition will destroy the people within it. Don’t kid yourself. The Arab Spring is the Arab Winter, because that is all it can ever be.

    The Catholic Church, and many Protestant sects as well, today have been infiltrated and infested by Marxists. There is still a remnant remaining, but please understand that the infiltration and rot is DEEP. Any Catholic, from a lay person all the way up to an Archbishop or Cardinal, who proclaims Marxism, and ratifies the concentration of power in the state to redistribute wealth by force, or to elevate the importance of the collective above the dignity of the individual is a DIRTY SATANIC LIAR. Period. End of story.


    And that goes not just for Catholics but any Christian or Jew, because the concept of subsidiarity was revealed at the foot of Mt. Sinai, recorded in the Torah, and demonstrated par excellence by Christ crucified on Calvary.


    The argument that Christ’s call to love and serve the poor is to be achieved by dehumanizing the individual and installing a totalitarian state is satanic, serpentine manipulation. You filthy Marxist scum have been twisting and perverting the Gospel into this satanic filth for decades, and you know what? I’m ending it. Right here and right now.


    You CAN NOT BE both a Christian or an observant Jew and a Marxist.


    Specifically to Christians now: you cannot advocate a satanic system of governance whilst claiming to be preaching the Gospel of Christ. Nope. You have to pick. It’s either Marxism or Christ.


    And so to Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the majority of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the majority of the Jesuit order, the majority of the United Methodist church, the majority of the Presbyterian Church USA, the majority of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the majority of the Episcopalian Church (what little is left), and of course, the ironically named Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ, and all of the others, CHOOSE. 


    CHOOSE NOW. 


    It is either Christ or Marx. If you choose Christ – great. Praise the Lord. If you choose Marx – in even the smallest way – and we all know that you will, pack your bags and get out. And we’ll be praying for you and for your conversion and return to the fold as authentic Christians. But your days of squatting in the Church are OVER.

    Finally, I would like to lay out my three-point tactical plan should the Marxist-islamic poop hit the proverbial fan, which I am afraid is all but inevitable at this point.


    In this portion, I would like to focus once again especially on the Jews in the audience. So far, we have established how Israel has been the proxy for humanity throughout Salvation History. Understanding that as we do, we can now see that to hate Israel is to hate humanity itself.


    All we need do to confirm this is look at where the locus of anti-Semitism exists in today’s world. There are two main loci today: Marxism and islam. Both of these political systems have at their core an intrinsic hatred of the individual man. Both mask this seething hatred by wrapping themselves in a false cloak of collectivism, manifested in the call for Marxist class warfare and jihad. Both systems use the Jews as their primary scapegoat and whipping boy, blaming all problems in the world on Jews, and then calling for the “final solution” to the stumbling block to utopia that is the Jewish race.


    From the Koran to Mein Kampf, the rhetoric is exactly the same: exterminate the Jews so that utopia can be achieved. But what this is at its core is a call to exterminate humanity itself, which is the ultimate goal of both Marxism and islam. If the Jews are exterminated, the rest of humanity will follow quickly, because if the Jews are exterminated, that means that there are no longer any people of good will on earth who could see and understand the representative quality of humanity itself in Israel. No one would be left to take up the banner of Christ and the Church Militant to march against the forces of evil in defense of not just Israel, but of all human life on earth. It is essential to approach, understand and see this coming war with the forces of evil through that lens.

    I recently saw a video of an Islamic execution taped in the Middle East. In it, the three condemned men were bound hand and foot, standing beside an incinerator, or furnace. The men were doused with an accelerant, presumably gasoline, and then thrown alive into the incinerator, where they could be seen writhing in flames as they died in the furnace. These men were not Jews, but that is beside the point. They were human beings who ran afoul of Sharia Law.


    This is what is coming. This, and executions like this, are the inevitable destination of both islam and Marxism. Hitler had his ovens. Stalin had his gulags. Mao had his execution quotas. The Khmer Rouge had their killing fields.

    And so here is what I say to all people of good will, but specifically today to the Jews. If a second holocaust begins and you find yourself standing bound on the precipice of an incinerator – I’m coming.

    My first tactical objective will be to come in, guns-a-blazing, and rescue you and we’ll both get out of there, and hopefully take a bunch of evil men out in the process. That is objective number one.

    If that doesn’t work and I am unable to free you by force of arms, I will negotiate with the evil executioners to switch places with you. I will offer to be executed in your place, so long as you are freed. That is tactical objective number two.

    If that doesn’t work, then I am going to stay and die with you.


    There is no possible way that I am going to turn my back on you as you stand on the precipice of the incinerator, walk away and let you die alone and afraid and then congratulate myself on my ability to “handle and survive the situation”. No. I am going to stand beside you, I am going to throw my arms around you, and I am going hold you and tell you that I love you. I am going to make certain that the last sounds you hear ringing in your ears on this earth are the sounds of a friend telling you that you are loved, and that you are precious, and that you are not, never have been, and never will be alone. And then we will go into the incinerator together. Because I can’t think of a better way to die – with the words “I love you” on my lips. THAT is tactical objective number three.

    One final question. Do you honestly believe that Barack Obama or Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid or John Kerry or any of the Hollywood people, or Michael Moore or Keith Olbermann or Joy Behar or any of the people who would call me a venomous hate-spewing bigot would stay and die with you if it came down to that? Of course they wouldn’t and we all know this. But I am the hate monger. I’m the bigot. I am the danger to society.

    Ladies and gentlemen, Western Civilization has officially jumped the shark. The words, “I love you”, delivered in sincere Christian charity are now a hate crime that warrants the suppression of free speech.

    Thank you for your time.

    My name is Ann Barnhardt . . . . and I love you.

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    Pose with all guru before keberangkatan

    Backround sisa graduation pun kita manfaatkan
        
    Awal rencana kami ke Malang menggunakan elf, tapi seiring waktu karena ada beberapa orang tua yang merasa sangsi ke Malang dengan perjalanan hampir 24 jam lamanya menggunakan elf, akhirnya mendekati keberangkatan kami pindah haluan dengan naik kereta. Sontak lah anak-anak malah tambah gembira dengarnya karena sebagian besar dari mereka belum memiliki pengalaman naik kereta jarak jauh. Karena baru membeli tiket kereta mendekati hari H jadi kami dapat tiket eksekutif Gajayana dengan harga Rp. 535.000,00.


    Semoga selamat dan sehat sampai 5 hari ke depan

    Keberangkatan kami hari Senin, 30 Mei 2016, setelah sebelumnya hari Sabtu tgl 28 Mei 2016 kami melaksanakan Graduation dan Promnight. Pkl 13.00 siang, anak-anak sudah siap berkumpul di sekolah untuk persiapan akhir, Setelah foto bersama kami langsung menuju Stasiun Gambir, sebenarnya si keretanya berangkat masih lama sekitar pkl 17.00, tapi biar kita bisa santai berangkatnyapun dipercepat. Menuju Gambir kami menggunakan Grab car (harga Grab car Tuglo-Gambir 1 mobilnya sekitar 125.000,00 sudah termasuk tips tetapi belum termasuk tol), kami menggunakan 2 grab dan 1 mobil mama Cerar. Hmm…. Betul saja yang namanya Jakarta setelah keluar dari tol Cempaka Putih langsung kena macet. Sesampai Gambir sudah jam 3 sore lewat. Langsung lah kami cari spot yang asik untuk menaruh barang-barang kami yang agak rempong ini. Sambil menunggu, anak-anak diperbolehkan untuk jajan, apalagi di stasiun Gambir ini ada banyak outlet-outlet makanan yang ga akan dilewatkan anak-anak. Sedangkan saya dan Ms Lydia beli Roti-O dan Aqua botol dulu untuk snack sore mereka. Untuk anak-anak cowo dimanfaatkan main kartu. Ya ampun anak-anak Ms Eka, anteng-anteng banget ga riweh klo diajak kemana-mana. Setelah memastikan semua anak-anak sudah memdapatkan snack sorenya. Sekarang langsung beli untuk makan malam. Biar ga bosen sama makanan kereta, makan malamnya beli paket Panas KFC aja ya. Nasi, Ayam, Colla andalan banget, paket kesukaan anak-anak.
    ngaprak dimana aja yang penting enjoy

    Setelah sampai di gerbong yang hampir setengahnya berisi rombongan kami, langsung deh rusuh dengan segala kelakuan mereka. Untuk sementara mereka tidak boleh tukeran tempat duduk dulu ya sampai ada Pak Masinis pemeriksa tiket, dan lagi-lagi mereka nurut kata saya. Ya sekarang mereka senang-senang di kereta ekslusif dengan AC yang dingin kursi yang luas dan empuk, sepanjang perjalanan mereka masih ketawa-ketawa becanda sampai malam tapi awas aja ya nanti pas pulang naik kereta ekonomi (mweheheheh ….. evil laugh).

    Enak ya santainya

    Untuk keberangkatan kasih yang nyaman dulu

    Sepanjang malam di kereta kami habiskan dengan banyak becanda dan cerita-cerita segala macam. Kondisi mereka masih segar, sampai tengah malam pun masih ada aja yang becanda baru dini hari mulai sepi senyap. Menjelang subuh mereka sudah saya bangunkan, walaupun sedang dalam perjalanan tapi sholat tetap tidak boleh lupa ya. Oh iya untuk perjalanan kali ini saya hanya di damping oleh Ms Lydia yang selaku ketua Fun Trip juga. Ya cucoklah saya sama doi, jiwa selengeannya hehehehe. Alhamdulilah walaupun cuma berdua terus kita masih gadis-gadis ting-ting gini, no guru lelaki tapi orang tua tetap mempercayakan anak-anaknya kepada kita berdua. Tapi tetap si HP saya ga boleh mati harus update news di group parents.


    ini baru masuk masih duduk rapi

    Saatnya sarapan, sarapan kali ini beli makanan di kereta, kami beli sarapan yang sama semua yaitu nasi goreng baso (idr. 28.000), teh hangat (idr.7.000) dan aqua (idr.5000). Ya begitulah rasa makanan di kereta, ada anak yang suka ada yang ga suka. Nampaknya anak-anak mulai mati gaya, karena mereka bertanya terus kapan kita sampai? Berapa stasiun lagi yang harus kita lalui? Hehehehe …. Sabar ya, karena diperkirakan kita pun baru sampai Stasiun Malang sekitar Jam 9 lewat. 


    Muka masih bengep, baru bangun tidur



    tapi kami tetap cantik



    Ya ampun Ename sarapannya berapa porsi itu

    Alhamdulilah touch down Malang dengan selamat tanpa terkurang apapun, setelah koordinasi dengan guide kami selama di Malang yaitu Bang Toyib, eitss … tapi ini bukan bang Toyib yang ga pulang-pulang itu ya, seharusnya si karena sedang berada di Malang manggilnya paling cocok Mas Toyib, tapi asikan manggil bang Toyib aja deh. Tidak lama menunggu, kami langsung di arahkan merapikan barang bawaan dan masuk ke elf. 

    Sambil nunggu di jemput Bany Toyib

    Explore Malang pun kami mulai, 5 menit setelah naik elf eh kami dipersilahkan turun kembali, baru juga duduk anteng Hahahaha …. Karena destinasi pertama kami adalah alun-alun kota Malang yang sebenarnya letaknya di depan stasiun. Entah mengapa hari ini Malang cukup panas sekali padahal masih pagi. Jadi disini kami hanya foto-foto. Karena sinar matahari cukup terik kami pun enggan berlama-lama di alun-alun. Next destination adalah Jatim Park 2, tapi di tengah perjalanan kami mampir dulu ke rumah makan tradisional. Rumah makan dengan masakan rumahan dimana kamu bisa ambil nasi dan lauk sendiri sesuka kamu, minumnya pun saya anjurkan mereka untuk order jus. Tapi dasar ya anak-anak mungkin tidak terbiasa dengan sistem makan seperti ini jadi mereka mengambil nasi dan lauknya cuma sedikit dan bingung sama makanan yang mau diambil. Oh ya sebelumnya saya lupa menjelaskan klo trip kali ini sebenarnya menggunakan semitravel, maksudnya selama di Malang kami hanya menyewa jasa guide yang mengurusi urusan kami selama disini, elf dan jeep di Bromo serta penginapan. Sisanya kami sendiri yang menentukan mau makan dimana dan apa. Untuk tiket sementara di talangi oleh guide, nanti hari terakhir baru kami totalin semua dan bayar. Kenapa menggunakan sistem seperti ini? Karena agar kami bisa bebas menentukan sendiri makanan, dan waktu bermain disetiap destinasi plus budgetnya jauh lebih hemat daripada kita menggunakan full agen travel yang harus bayar harga perorang.

    justru anak cowo yang banyak gaya

    Sok cool banget nih cowo-cowo



    Ini panasnya poll loh sebenarnya

    Kantor walikota Malang

    Yuhuu .... mukanya agak hitam ya karena panas matahari

    ini kondisi makan pertama 

    Makan yang banyak biar kuat main


    Sesampai di Jatim Park 2, pas banget ketika adzan dzuhur, abis foto-foto di depan icon Jatim Park sholat dulu ya biar mainnya nyaman. Kami membeli tiket turusan Jatim Park plus Museum Satwa dengan harga Rp. 75.000,00/orang. Seperti namanya Secret Zoo, jadi ini sebenarnya kebun binatang gaya baru, banyak binatang lucu-lucu yang biasanya saya lihat hanya di national geography chanel sekarang bisa lihat langsung. Tidak lupa kita selalu foto-foto di spot-spot lucu, apalagi hari ini kan masih hari kerja dan belum masuk jadwal liburan jadi pengunjungnya pun tidak terlalu ramai. Secret Zoo sendiri sebenarnya dibagi menjadi beberapa tema yaitu Reptile Garden, Aquarium, Savannah, Fantasy Land, Adventure Land, River Adventure, dan Tiger Land.


    Foto bareng dulu ya

    Masih siang tapi sudah gelap gini

    Tidak lama kami masuk, langit sudah mulai gelap dan meneteskan airnya yang semakin deras. Tidak mau kalah dengan cuaca kami pun memutuskan langsung masuk ke reptile garden dimana memang tempatnya indoor sehingga bisa melanjutkan explore sambil menunggu hujan reda. Reptile garden ini menyatu dengan aquarium jadi ternyata dalamnya pun cukup luas kita telusuri. Pertama masuk kita langsung disambut dengan cahaya laser-laser hijau. Berikutnya adalah melihat berbagai jenis reptile di dalam aquarium. Buat kalian yang phobia dengan hewan melata ada baiknya urung niat kalian masuk sini. Puas melihat berbagai reptile kita langsung ke aquarium, tapi koleksi ikannya tidak sebanyak jenis reptilenya. 

    Baru masuk langsung cekrek