Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Two fucking whores

There is really no better word to describe the two Illinois Senate candidates than two fucking whores. Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias are out-whoring each other to show who is more loyal to Israel, even though they apparently have forgotten that they are actually running for the United States Senate in the United States of America.

Alexi Giannoulias whored himself at a Town Hall last month by declaring he has "essentially the exact same" position on Israel as his Republican opponent. He believed "in the safety and security of Israel, especially dealing with external threats like a nuclear-armed Iran." He thought "we need to continue to show our unwavering partnership with the only 'democracy' in the region."

Not to be out-whored, Mark Kirk insisted he was "the only candidate with a proven record" on leading many "Israel-related issues."

It is depressing to know that because most Americans have been conditioned by their lawmakers' unconditional support of Israel, they no longer find it weird and reprehensible that the two candidates running for the U.S. Senate are trying to out-whore each other to demonstrate he is more pro-Israel than the other. How did we get to this sorry state? How can we reclaim our country back from these Israel firsters?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Look who's pushing for confrontation with Iran

Conflating Israel's interest with ours is a common strategy employed by Israel firsters, as we have illustrated here on numerous occasions. But this full-page Ad in the New York Times brought this fictitious integration into a whole new level: Stopping Iran from going nuclear will help us "cut our addiction to foreign oil, boosts clean energy technology, and moves our nation dramatically towards reduced energy dependence!" Naturally, these Israel firsters will waste no opportunity to bamboozle us into thinking that we share EVERYTHING with Israel: "foreign regimes that hold anti-American and anti-Israel sentiments," "threaten America's and Israel's national security, "reduced energy dependence is absolutely vital to our national security, to Israel’s safety."

Now who among us are pushing for this confrontation with Iran? Unfortunately but predictably, it's the who's who of major Jewish American and pro-Israel lobbying groups.

Philip Weiss of Mondoweiss wished he could say this was a canard, but he couldn't.

Jewish and democratic state

We have always contended that Israel's claim of being a Jewish and democratic state is oxymoronic. According to the brave Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy, defining Israel as a Jewish state condemns them to living in a racist state. He further asserts:
In Israel, this racism is embedded in the state's most fundamental values. There is no other state whose immigration laws are blatantly and unequivocally based on the candidates' bloodlines. Jewish blood, whether authentic or dubious, is kosher. Other blood, from those of other creeds or nationalities, is unacceptable."

Gideon also ponders upon the meaning of the term "Jewish state" that Israelis toss about endlessly:
Does anyone actually know the meaning of the term "Jewish state" that we bandy about so much? Does it mean a state for Jews only? Is it not a new kind of "racial purity"? Is the "demographic threat" greater than the danger of the state's becoming a religious enthnocracy or an apartheid state? Wouldn't it be better to live in a just democracy?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Elie Wiesel, the weasel

If we have to nominate someone as the biggest fraud in the Western Hemisphere, we can think of no one other than Elie Wiesel. How this weasel managed to win the Nobel peace prize is beyond us. But then again, if Barack Obama could win it for literally doing nothing, may be it is not too difficult to be a Nobel laureate after all.

Recently, Elie Wiesel weighed in on Israel's decision to deport 400 children of migrant workers from Israel. He told Haaretz he found it "hard to believe that such a thing is happening in Israel" and he wondered "where is the Jewish spirit, the Jewish heart and the Jewish compassion?" Amazingly, this is coming from someone who placed a full page ad in the New York Times, criticizing Obama's public spat with Israel over its projects to steal land from Palestinians in East Jerusalem for building Jewish housing. One has to wonder why Wiesel was not evoking the same "Jewish spirit, the Jewish Heart and Jewish compassion" when it comes to Palestinians.

Wiesel could not fathom how "such a thing is happening in Israel" even though Israel has been treating its Palestinian citizens like second class citizens for decades. In his eyes, Palestinians probably do not exist and they are a figment of someone's imagination, otherwise how can one who claimed Jews "would be more sensitive to the suffering of others" - because of all the deportations that fill the Jewish people's history - not apply the same "compassion" to Palestinians?

Seriously, every time we hear this Israel-first weasel speaks about "compassion", we feel like punching someone - him - in the face.