A new front has opened up against Israel. It started on the social networks, spreading slowly at first as various twitter campaigns were started to protest Israel abuses. It seemed that whilst Israel does control large parts of the mainstream media. Controlling the social networks was a good deal more tricky.
Gradually connections were being drawn between the #Occupy movements and the Anonymous hacker collective and other hacktivist organizations. As Anonymous evolved its strategy looking for the the root of the global problem. The focus of protest started to point more and more towards Zionism/Neocon policies.
As soon as these connections were made, there was a rush to demonize the #Occupy movement as being anti-semitic. Why? Because they used the Z-word. ZIONISM. The #Occupy and Hacktivist were starting to look to look to change the system, but what to change?
- Industrial military complex
Protesters throughout the world were being confronted by increasingly thuggish police. So the nature of protest began to change. There was little or no point trying to protest when faced with the Police and all their weaponry. So the protesters went underground on the internet. Using programs like Tor the protestors/hacktivists could have a fair degree of anonymity and be free from police brutality.
Then #OpFreePalestine was launched, where Israel was clearly targeted by various Hackers. So in truth it was the Hackers who threatened Israel first; to Expose the brutality, corruption and lack of ethics embedded within Israeli society. Shortly after this Arabian Hackers downloaded many credit cards, and went on a spending spree, the total number of cards is hotly disputed. Israeli credit card companies have stated that 14,000 valid cards had been exposed. We have had reports that one of the Israeli credit card companies has gone out of business.
Israel threatens Hackers
Rumours were circulating that a Israeli blogger had uncovered one of the Arabian hackers but these turned out to be false.
“If a stupid student thinks he can find me (within) 8 hours of work, what will Mossad do? But I’m still here and no one can find me, make sure, no worries,” said by Saudi hacker 0xOmar of “group-XP”
“It is necessary to send a message to everyone who attacks or tries to attack Israel, including in cyberspace,” Deputy Foreign Minister DanyAyalon said to the Israeli Media
Hackers stand warned, he said, “that they are putting themselves in danger and that they will not benefit from any immunity against reprisal actions from Israel.”
Anyone who criticises or opposes Israel is seen as a threat and hence a potential terrorist. We are all terrorists now…
The following information has been released today (on a well know paste website site used for anonymous posting) January 8th 2012 as part of the ongoing action against Israeli websites. We are in the process of analysing the data. More information is due shorlty and a major group action is planned for Friday 13th of January. Friday the 13th… #OpFreePalestine
~ Jonathon Blakeley
Occupy has been going one for months… Protests have been going on in other parts of the world for years… Many of those places have police and military that strive to squelch your voice…
We are your voice….
We are your strength….
We will do what you are too afraid, or stupid to do….
I have made targets, and I have attacked. #OpFreePalestine has made targets… And we are taking them down.. Anyone, anywhere.. If you support the .il domain, then your information is NOT SAFE FROM US… We will leak all we can if you do NOT give a voice back to the people… This is proof… This was obtained within 43 minutes of signing in to my laptop, to dumping all the info… AND THIS IS MULTIPLE SITES…. SHARE ISRAEL…. No Wonder… You run your infrastructure like your country… SHITTY!!!!
More and more News presenters are showing signs of extreme stress and and increasingly lashing out at the public. It seems they are frustrated at being mocked by the very people they are supposed to serve. There was a time when being a media journalist was an occupation that conferred some sense of respect and admiration.
What is it that is making all these Journalists so angry?
- Money. Financial doubt
- 911 Conspiracy theorists
- People waving plackards
- People other than the media and politicans expressing themselves
- The use of the F*** word
- The use of the Z****** word
- People smoking
Once upon a time…..Journalists were upholders of the truth and acted as checks and balances to the system. These days they are they are the mouthpieces for PR Agencies, Press Handlers and the Intelligence services and their propaganda machines. They are complicit, and push the capitalist, moronic message where ever possible. Investigative journalism is great and interesting but very time-consuming and costly. It’s much cheaper to rehash the news from Reuters and Associated Press and then brand it accordingly.
The cult of celebrity
The media has been instrumental in creating the cult of celebrity, primarily for those with good looks and some talent. And for those with none it has offered the Quiz, Contest, Competition, Capitalism and Sport. The love of power and the power of love, both became abused and corrupted with in our diverse societies. Underpinning everything was the Disneyland programming – “when you wish upon star”.
For journalists celebrities are perfect – they want publicity and the journalists want news. So what makes for news these days is not how many innocent IRAQI civilians were killed in the war, rather what is Lady GaGa wearing today?
Types of Journalism
- Journalism based on investigation – Questioning
- Journalism based on news – repetition of facts.
- Journalism based on reviews
- Column based Journalism
- Journalism based on fact and inferred conclusions (suspicions) – subject to litigation risks
What seems to happen to most investigative Journalists these days is they ask the basic questions. The closed questions they are fine with, but the more tricky open questions of how and why? They seem to stay well clear of.
In reality, the journalists and mainstream media outlets are impotent, corrupt and incompetent. They have huge salaries and live luxurious lifestyles whilst feeling morally superior than the rest of us peasants.
When journalists became celebrities they lost their credibility. But to justify to their dwindling audiences and that they are still hip to all the techie stuff, the journalists have to constantly refer to
You can follow me on twitter, or read my blog or catch up with me on facebook. Ticking every proverbial social networking box.
- They ask closed questions
- They ridicule
- they Oppose
They use phrases like… Sources close to _______ said X about Y.
Andrew Marr published an article recently, criticising bloggers and are describing them as “pimpled, single and angry”….
Nick Robinson loses it with anti-war protester
“The BBC political editor Nick Robinson becomes the latest victim of a disease that is spreading around Westminster TV journalists
A serious illness is overcoming political journalists at Westminster. It’s called Diva Fever, and – like the X Factor rejects who coincidentally share the same name – it’s catching.
The disease had earlier been confined to the outer reaches of the digital programme guide, with Sky political editor Adam Boulton and his presenter colleague Kay Burley being early victims.”
Brother Nathaniel clearly details the total dominance of the Jewish Lobby in the US. How long till the world wakes up to the fact that trying to please Israel’s interests is turning the entire world into a less humane place, and a much much more dangerous place. It’s also become be clear that, Ron Paul the only serious alternative to the Israel dominated debate in the US, is currently being de-legitmized at every opportunity.
A lawsuit over, yes you guessed it, anti-Semitism has been dismissed. On December 22 US District judge Richard Seborg threw out the claim that the University of California had allowed an “anti-Semitic climate” to develop.
The complaint, by Jessica Felber and Brian Maiss of the university’s Zionist student organization Tikvah, (‘Hope’?) was that Palestinian solidarity students “threaten and endanger the health and safety of the University of California’s Jewish Students.” It seems that a pro-Palestinian student rammed Jessica Felber with a shopping cart on the campus’ well-known protest area, Sproul Plaza, during “Israeli Peace and Diversity Week.”
Well, I don’t know if Ms Felber was rammed with a shopping cart but if she was, she probably had it coming. “Israeli Peace and Diversity Week” would drive anyone to violence and I’m sure that the Tikvah attack-dogs are every bit as horrible as our own well-orchestrated and Israeli embassy-funded Union of Jewish Students (UJS) that make the lives of our Palestinian and Muslim students such a misery in this country.
But the real point for me is that the incident took place at the Sproul Plaza and, being an old sixties geezer, this really set the bells ringing. Because it was in that self-same Sproul Plaza, nearly 50 years ago on December 2nd 1964 that Mario Savio delivered his famous ‘You’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears” speech. That was about free speech too – and you can watch it here .
I’m delighted that you’re thinking of writing another dramatic piece about David Ben-Gurion. You portrayed him so beautifully in your play: How Palestine Became Israel and it’s interesting that both of us, without any prior consultation, clearly sense this man and his meaning represent a crucial element in the story.
As I think you know, in my view, the most important thing about Ben-Gurion was stated in my review of your play:
“…having abandoned his Jewish god and now worshipping a new deity – a god of Socialism, collectivism and Zionism, Ben-Gurion is a man who ‘knows’. He ‘knows’ what is best for the workers of the world, he ‘knows’ what is best for the Jews of Europe and he certainly ‘knows’ what is best for the Palestinians of Palestine.”
Add to this a little snippet I found which described B-G as
“…a secular Jewish nationalist who combined Jewish Messianic visions with socialist ideals
So I suggest that rather than look again at Ben-Gurion the great ethnic cleanser (you’ve already done that admirably) look at Ben-Gurion the Jew. Look at Ben-Gurion the messianic Jew. Look at Ben-Gurion the revolutionary Jew. Look at Ben-Gurion the Jew who ‘knows’ what’s best for everyone.
Look at where Ben-Gurion came from – Plonsk in Poland/Russia. Look at the social conditions and the history of the Jews in the Russian empire – suffering certainly, but also look at their traditional disdain and contempt for the peasantry. By all means look at persecution and pogroms, but also look at the exploitation of the peasantry by Jews as bailiffs, middle-men, tax farmers and tavern-keepers.
There’s a story that I much like. A drunken priest habitually drinks in a tavern owned by a Jewish tavern-keeper. One Sunday the local priest, deep into his cups, cannot pay his bill. What to do? He offers to leave the keys of the church with the tavern-keeper as surety. A strange offer perhaps but the tavern-keeper agrees. So, sure enough, the following Sunday when the locals come to their church for Mass they find the door locked.
The priest says to them,
“The Jew, the Jew! The Jew has the keys and will not let you in.” So, sure enough, the enraged peasants go round to the Jew, give him a severe beating and a mini-pogrom takes place.
Now who here is to blame? The peasants, certainly for their violence. The priest, absolutely for his drunken irresponsibility and for blaming the Jew and inciting the crowd. But what about the Jewish tavern-keeper, is he not also responsible for his contempt for the peasantry, their faith and their priest which leads him to so readily accept the church keys as surety? But, you say, the priest offered the keys. Yes, but did the Jew have to accept them? And in what spirit did he do so?
But, I hear you and many others say, that Jews only became bailiffs, middle-men, tax-farmers, tavern-owners etc., etc. because they were not allowed to own land. Maybe, but were the Jews, unable themselves to own land, reluctant to join with those who did, in exploiting those who did not? Does our Jewish tavern-keeper pace up and down his tavern devising ways and means by which he could cease his sober exploitation of a drunken peasantry and join his fellow Russians in honest toil? And anyway, why were Jews so valued by oppressors as agents of the oppression? Was it not because, with that age-old, and now inbuilt contempt for the host population, Jews were eminently suitable for such a task?
Study the Bolshevik revolution and read Mark Weber on its Jewish component.. Note the preponderance of Jews in the Bolshevik high command. Note particularly the Cheka. They say that if one were unfortunate enough to find oneself in some Bolshevik torture-cell the likelihood was that one would be first welcomed and then shot by a Jewish interrogator. Some even say that this revolution was a coup by Jews against the Russian people. I don’t know about that, but I can certainly see how persecuted Jews may have harbored plenty of hatred against the Czar and also his people. And I can also see how, like the bailiffs, middle-men, tax-farmers and tavern-keepers, the Jews were temperamentally suited to oppress their Russian neighbors.
Take a look at Trotsky – a man who to his dying day denied that his Jewishness had anything to do with his revolutionary spirit. Look at this picture. It’s of the 18 year old Lev Bronstein, soon to become Leon Trotsky. I’ve spent a lot of time looking at that photo. He looks like the young me, or like so many of my Jewish friends and class-mates, and I wonder what was going through his head at the time? What were his feelings towards his non-Jewish class-mates? I know what mine were. And whilst you’re at it, take a look at this picture of Yakov Sverdlov (Solomon) Sverdlov was quite a big wheel in the revolution and the man who co-signed the death warrant of the Czar and his family. (The execution squad was led by another Jew, one Yakov Yurovksy). Were Sverdlov and Yurovsky thinking as Jews, as revolutionaries, neither or both?
Take a look at the countless other revolutionary Jews who permeate our recent history and who have had such an energising/disruptive effect on our lives– Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, Franz Boas, Paul Wolfowitz et al, “Alex Portnoy”, Woody Allen, Bob Dylan – the list is endless. Read the work of E. Michael Jones – a Catholic writer who has thought and written extensively about revolutionary Jews. And do study the work of Kevin MacDonald – the California Social Studies Professor who has written so extensively about Jewish collective strategies.
All these writers are routinely labeled anti-Semites and perhaps they are. It really all depends on what you mean by the term. If you mean that they hate all Jews simply because they are Jews, then the idea is absurd. But if you mean that they have serious criticisms to make of how so many Jews or their representatives are collectively behaving, or even that we have questions to ask about the nature of an empowered Jewish identity and its effects – then that is another matter altogether. But Razanne, don’t take my word for anything, just read.
And whilst you’re at it, why not take a close look at those anti-Zionist Marxist Jews who “know” that Palestineshould be a secular, democratic state? Sometimes I think that the only difference between Zionist and anti-Zionist Jewish activists is that the Zionist Jews want to turn Palestine into a Jewish state for Jews, whilst the anti-Zionist Jews want to turn Palestine into a secular, democratic state for everyone – but on every street corner will be a Jewish commissar who will “know” what’s best for everyone.
So back to our good friend: David Ben-Gurion. Given his history, his background and his ideology what might his feelings have been towards the Palestinian peasantry who so inconveniently occupied the land of his forefathers? Would he have respected them? Would he have understood their connection to their land and to their culture? Or would he have ‘known’ far better than they, what was best for them? And, when they proved incapable of truly understanding what that was, what might have been his response?
“We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.”
(David Ben-Gurion, May 1948. From Ben-Gurion, a Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar)
‘Razanne’ is Razanne Carmey: Palestinian playwright extraordinaire who is more than partly responsible for pretty much every London DY commemoration since the year 2001.
Razanne’s play “How Palestine Became Israel” was performed at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre on April 9/10 2006 as part of our 2006 Deir Yassin Day commemorations.