(1) Thirty pieces of silver - Darkness from the West, by Israel
(2) Cindy Sheehan brushes off ‘racist’ and ‘anti-Semite“ tags
(3) “Daryl Bradford Smith is a Pretender”
(1) Thirty pieces of silver - Darkness from the West, by Israel Shamir
From: "Israel Shamir" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 18:11:57 +0200
The ‘abusing priests’ campaign is a clear sign of forthcoming war. If
the Church pays for ‘abusing priests’, maybe Jewry should pay for
‘cheating Jews’? Darkness from the West
The ‘abusing priests’ campaign is a clear sign of
forthcoming war. If the Church pays for ‘abusing priests’, maybe Jewry
should pay for ‘cheating Jews’?
Darkness from the West
By Israel Shamir
The Catholic Church, the biggest apostolic church in the US, is under
heavy attack. The plotters had united media effort and legal machinery,
utilized American obsession with money, and given the Church the
treatment they gave tobacco industry, that is, suing it to oblivion. For
their chance to get thirty pieces of silver (over a million dollars, in
present prices), hundreds of American Catholics denounced their church.
This attack, followed by the ill-considered surrender of Los Angeles
Catholic bishops in the ‘abusing priests’ campaign, is a clear sign of
forthcoming war. This soap opera had a good run in the US media before
the Iraq invasion. It actually started while Sharon was besieging
Bethlehem and destroying Palestine in 2002. Then, all of a sudden,
hundreds of men and women in their forties had remembered that they were
abused some twenty years ago. It rose to a hysterical shriek in advance
of the Iraq invasion in 2003, and now it is playing again as a harbinger
of new hostilities. Whenever the forces of darkness prepare a new attack
on mankind, they use their considerable artillery to shut up the
potential resistance forces, starting with their avowed enemy, the
This was the practice of the Third Reich as well:
before starting the war, they began their campaign of ‘priests as sex
fiends’, to force the church’s silence. Now this is the turn of the
Fourth Reich: the Church was against the war in Iraq; the Church was
steadfast in her defence of Palestine; the Church is certainly against
the impending attack on Iran; so she has to be put on defence. The same
people who control the US media call for war with Iran, and they are
behind this campaign against the Church.
Our enemies and the enemies of the Church concocted, through their
control of the media, a phantom of “abusive priests” and succeeded in
convincing the LA Bishops to take the bait of “final settlement”. Very
soon the bishops will discover that nothing is final when you submit to
their wishes. Surrender gets you nowhere. They could learn from the
Germans, who agreed to settle all Jewish claims for $1 billion (as
described by the chief Jewish negotiator Nahum Goldmann in his book The
Jewish Paradox, New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1978), eventually paid $60
billion to find out that they still own $180 billion, and now there is a
new suit to provide the children of the wartime sufferers with full
coverage of their shrink sessions. If there is a sucker who agrees to
pay, he won’t get a break from these fellows.
The very construction of the claim is faulty, to say the least. If a man
abused a boy, while being a priest, this is still his crime, and he
should bear responsibility – if and when the crime is proven by criminal
court beyond any reasonable doubt. Likewise, if a man abused a boy while
serving in the army, or working in the fire brigade, the responsibility
is his, not of the army, nor of the fire prevention services. The
bishops had no right to agree to such a suit; if an anti-Christian judge
accepted such a suit, the church should rather disband than agree. The
bishops are not the church, nor are the clergy: the Church is the mystic
body of all worshippers, the Bride of Christ, and she is not a subject
to any suit for misdeeds of individual believers. The Church is always
right, though her bishops, priests or laymen may be wrong individually.
On the second thought, this model can be useful. If
one can sue the Catholic Church, certainly one should be able to sue her
traditional competitor, the Jews. If the Church pays for “abusing
priests”, maybe Jewry should pay for “cheating Jews”? A full list of
claims by people cheated by Jewish financiers, real estate developers,
bankers, insurance agents would run to trillions. One Enron case (a
clear-cut case of Jewish cheating) would be enough to offset the
“abusive priests” bounty.
Let them sue Jewry in the same court where the Church
is sued; there are enough assets to seize from the Jewish organizations.
Maybe that will leave them with less money to pour into bribing
politicians and killing Palestinians.
A little bird told me that the Jews would never agree to accept
collective responsibility. They are ready to act as a collective in
order to collect, but not to pay. And until they agree to accept
collective responsibility, the Church should not either. If the Pope in
Rome still holds some sway over his LA bishops, he should retire them,
void the settlement, proclaim that the church will never agree to be
hold responsible for any individual’s misdeed and excommunicate and
anesthetist everyone who participated in this circus. Greed should not
be encouraged: however right or wrong originally, by trying to destroy
the church for their pecuniary gain, the claimants are totally in the
The odd custom of the late Pope John Paul II - asking forgiveness for
historical sins - was liable to cause this sort of event: he was not
entitled to ask such forgiveness for this would imply that every
Catholic, even a five year old Brazilian girl, was guilty of mistreating
the church’s enemies of some 500 years ago. The church should be
mightily happy if she is not sued for the damages incurred in all the
cases where her titular head has asked for forgiveness, including the
Crusades, the Sack of Constantinople and the blood libel cases.
New claims will surely pour in. This is human nature: show one man of a
way to get a million by saying he was fondled by a priest, and hordes
will queue up with their claims. Some will be outright liars and cheats.
The name of Lori Haigh comes to mind. This lady collected a $1.2 million
abuse payment from the Los Angeles and Orange County Catholic
archdioceses in 2002, alleging that she was abused by a clergyman while
being driven to and from music practices more than 20 years earlier.
Afterwards, she tried to play an abuse victim on several other
occasions, until she was stopped by police as a liar and impostor.
Others will use their false memory to make it up. False memory is a very
real thing: I have noticed that I ‘remember’ events I never witnessed
because I was told of them so many times. It calls for quite an effort
to regain one’s true memory and to dismiss the false one. Every
Jerusalemite will tell you of horrors of 1948 siege of the city, but the
newspapers of the time witness that there was no siege at all, as an
Israeli historian Dr Uri Milstein recently proved.
Sex cases generate a lot of claimants. A few years ago, a Sephardic Jew,
General Itzik Mordechai got close to receiving the crown of Israel’s
Prime Ministership. The ruling Ashkenazi elite did not cherish the idea.
They found a girl who claimed that she was raped by
the lusty General. After the claim was publicized, dozens of women came
up with similar claims. The claims came to naught, but there was enough
dirt to bury Mordechai’s chances to govern. The trick was repeated
against the Sephardi President Moshe Katzav and worked: the first
claimant failed, but the police could find some positive evidence out of
the dozens who came to claim. In the US, the waves of would-be
claimants rise to tsunami heights, with hundreds and thousands coming to
claim they were abused – in average, 20 years ago, in some cases 40
I do not feel sorry for these late claimants. Why did they wait for 20
years? If a boy or a girl is being attacked, he or she may scream and
run to parents or to police. If they did not do it, just forget it.
Consider it a clumsy pass, an unpleasant experience, a result of
misunderstanding. Blame yourself for indecisiveness. Proceed with your
life. Join mankind: every one of us, even your mommy and daddy, suffered
an unwanted kiss or an undesired embrace. The laws should be reasonable,
- allowing 20-year old claims for such events is not reasonable. Only an
immediate complaint should be considered valid, and 24 hours is as long
as should be allowed, in some extreme cases.
If a crime occurred, the criminal should be punished, but the denouncer
may not profit by his report of the crime. This is the necessary rule of
justice. Otherwise we are back at the time when a denouncer could claim
a third of denounced man’s property. An honest abuse victim should kick
the temptation offered by the US legal system which encourages suing for
huge sums of money, and return his winnings to the church. Anyway only
the lawyers, the Dershowitzes, win. Out of billions collected by the
Jewish lawyers on behalf of the holocaust survivors, hardly a drop
reached actual ex-prisoners, while the rest remained in the lawyers’
Expensive damage suits are immoral and counterproductive. A woman
collecting a million for being burned by hot coffee in McDonalds, a man
collecting a million for smoking too much, - this is just an incitement
to litigate. Lawyers’ fees should be capped to the extent of a working
man’s salary, so they could not turn justice into roulette. The
Americans may consider revamping their legal system for it is a travesty
of justice: the US judges have refused every claim by tortured
Palestinians, but have awarded Israel and American Jews with billions of
Palestinian or Iranian moneys.
The rest of the world lives well without these enormous damage suits.
Money is only money, and this pursuit of dollars is extremely
unattractive. Freud considered money to be the psychological equivalent
of shit. Babies do show their feces with the same pride grown-ups flash
their gold ringlets. An Arab book of seventh century tells of shit
competition between two tribes, where the winner is one who produces the
biggest pile. This is probably a better and a saner way of competing
than the one offered by the Forbes.
The Americans over-simplify the question of sex with minors, when they
present it as something monstrous. This is not so. Are you revolted by
Romeo and Juliet? As a good American citizen, you should be; Juliet was
14, and thus Romeo today would be tried and locked up as a “paedophile”,
together with his accomplice the good Friar Laurence, in the United
States. Friar Laurence would surely be considered as an “abusing
priest”, and a Dershowitz would collect a million from the Verona
diocese for his sin of arranging the lovers’ tryst. Not only the lovers
from Verona: Edgar Allan Poe married a 14-year old; and if the present
laws were in force, the American poet would hearken to his Raven’s
“nevermore” in jail. Prophet Muhammad married a nine year old Aisha, but
Jacob, a Biblical patriarch, bettered him and married Rachel who was 7.
In modern world, Jacob and Muhammad would be hunted down, extradited and
jailed. It is possible that even better placed persons would not fare
well facing our most enlightened justice: the Mother of our Saviour was
just 14 at Annunciation…
Mature women ready to share their experience with young boys were always
approved. In the Greek classic book Daphnis and Chloe, two young
shepherds find love (they would be imprisoned in the US), but before
that, an experienced and mature lady Lycaenion taught young Daphnis how
to attend to his girlfriend – to their mutual satisfaction. Nowadays, in
England, a 26-year old woman teacher was persecuted for having sex with
her 15-year old pupil. Even the prosecutor admitted that it’s “every
schoolboy’s fantasy to have that kind of attention from a young,
attractive member of staff”, but pushed for conviction all the same. In
the US, Pamela Rogers was sentenced to many years of jail for having sex
with a young boy as tall as you and me, who was full 13 at the act – the
age my great-grandfather was successfully married. If Mrs Rogers would
rather abuse and humiliate the boy, she could have a successful career
in the school. Who knows, she could become even a State Secretary…
A man who maims or kills a child will go to jail, serve his time and go
out a free man. A man who had sex with a 14-year-old girl will serve his
time and will be placed on a roll of sex offenders; his name and address
are made available to every Internet user. In the UK and the US, these
neo-liberal transatlantic twins, a special service allows you to locate
every sex offender in your vicinity. The state in these super-liberal
countries is a Peeping Tom who allows the pursuit of happiness in the
stock market only.
The Americans and the Brits invented a silly concept of “statutory rape”
as if a state prosecutor knows better than boys and girls what they
want. The great French thinkers Sartre and Derrida, Foucault and de
Beauvoir, called in 1977 for skipping this legal invention altogether.
Wise Spaniards established the age of consent at 13, while the even
wiser Muslims have no such age limit for marriage at all, while
disapproving of extramarital relations. Equally wise Jews were guided by
the Talmud which stipulates the permitted age of marriage for girls at
‘three years and one day’ (though the safer age of nine was preferred),
while strictly forbidding sodomy.
Indeed, almost all cases of alleged abuse are homosexual; the alleged
victims should sue the gay rights organizations rather than the Church.
But the Church is not allowed even to utter these words. They can’t say
“pederasty”, they should pretend this is “pedophilia”. They may not
defrock a homosexual priest, for they would be attacked for their
“homophobia”. In the US, the strong defiance of homosexuality is inbuilt
into their official dogma. The taboo on “being less than fond of
homosexuals” (homophobia) may stand next to the taboo on “being less
than fond of Jews” (anti-Semitism). These two taboos are so well
entrenched in the US, that even mentioning them became a taboo, and two
secondary offences have been created, “racism”, an anti-Semitism
spill-off, and “pedophilia”, a homophobia spill-off.
In Israel we feel there is no better way to show allegiance to American
democracy and liberalism than to emasculate the man and de-womanize the
woman. In our smaller Jewish state, in Israel, things have changed since
the macho days of Six Day War, when homosexuality was banned, the
one-eyed Defense Minister Dayan screwed every female conscript and the
Israeli army kicked three Arab armies in a week. Now the gay tendency is
no snag, ministers are sued for kissing a girl, and the army is beaten
up by a few bearded Lebanese. Once Israeli girls served in the army as
non-combatants. Their main job was to look smart and cheerful, and thus
encourage the boys to fight well. Now they follow the example of Judith
and Jael, don helmets, do combat duty and look like East German swimmers
on anabolic steroids.
After ending her tour of duty, with scalps of Palestinians at her belt
(instead of their foreskins, as was Samson’s wont) this new breed of a
female sabra is unsuitable for normal mating; and she ends up in the
growing lesbian colony of Tel Aviv. While male homosexuals are often
meek, the females have a drive for leadership and they lead the majority
of gay organizations.
Tsippi Livni, the Foreign Minister and an ex-Secret
Service agent, allegedly has some lesbian background, and thus
she passed millions of dollars to gay organisation led by her patriotic
sisters. Traditionally over-independent, Jewish women became even more
so as they now serve in the combat units, earn as much as men do, are
protected from a flirtatious look by ever-alert police. They grew balls
and became like men but even more so, encouraged by the movies showing
decisive executive women and wimpy, obedient, good-for-nothing and
The men got the message. If the girls are as hard as boys, but more
demanding and more likely to sue – who needs them? Some statistics claim
20% of Tel Aviv is homosexual, others quote even higher numbers. Gays
and lesbians have full rights: they adopt children, their “marriage” is
recognized if performed abroad, they inherit, they are positively
discriminated in favour of as employees and tenants, for they have more
disposable income and do not become pregnant. They are quite patriotic:
a leading gay poet of Tel Aviv called on Israel to erase Gaza and
Beirut, and break Arab skulls. They insist on their right to serve in
the occupation army. They derive an extra benefit from the occupation:
cheap young Arab bodies. Well-to-do gays shack up with a boy who escapes
the blockade and deprivation of refugee cap, and the authorities do
tolerate this breach of apartheid, though an across-the-barriers union
of man and woman is not tolerated.
A similar process takes place in the larger Jewish state, the US. Girls
are being pushed into military service, they become hard as nails; and
as a result, more and more men turn to other men, and naturally to
younger men, or boys. Priests are probably no exception. The ultimate
guilt is not that of the church, but of the feminist and lesbian
movement which supports women’s military service; and of the media that
promotes this attitude.
Now, sexual violence towards a small boy or girl by an adult man is a
repulsive and criminal act, but this is extremely infrequent. One can
stretch it a bit and agree that this is quite a repulsive act even if no
violence is used, though one should be aware that this is a question of
culture rather than an invariably correct judgement.
We can’t remain indifferent to the travail of the Church for she has a
potential to change the US from the predatory neo-Judaic state it is
today into a peace-loving Christian one. Her bishops went too far trying
to accommodate their enemy, but they have discovered now that this way
leads to perdition. Next time they may be braver, if there ever is a
next time. We should defend her against these attacks whether in the
“abusive priests” cases, or in the insinuations regarding the late pope
Pius and the German Reich. Only the innocent and gullible will try to
ponder the hard facts behind the setup, for there are none relevant.
This is all hype, as Philip Jenkins, an Episcopalian
History and Religious Studies at Penn State University, proved in his
book Pedophiles and Priests, while the name of Pope Pius was exonerated
many times over.
The latter accusation is a mirror image, or a parody of the accusation
of Caiaphas just as the Holocaust religion is a parody of the Christian
faith. In the Christian dogma, Caiaphas gave Christ into the hands of
the Romans to be crucified, and this implied the inherent hostility of
the Judaic leadership and priesthood to the Christ. In the Holocaust
dogma, Pope Pius surrendered the Jews to the Germans, affirming the
eternal enmity of the Holocaustians to the Church. It does not matter
that on a factual level, the accusations have been refuted many times
over. Our tenacious enemy never gives up, never acknowledges his defeat,
never accepts the facts unless they suit him.
Who is the enemy? Some people refer to the Israel Lobby with their great
control over media. In the famed tract, they were called the Elders of
Zion. Others call them Illuminati. I called them the Masters of
Discourse, the operators of the integrated machine of public
disinformation and indoctrination, from the Wall Street Journal to the
Wikipedia. Thousands of networks, newspapers, journals, books, films and
ideas are being united and guided by their invisible hand, while free
thought still survives in the far reaches of the web. The fearsome AIPAC
is just the visible tip of the iceberg, below which are miles and miles
of solid ice: media lords, chief editors, their pundits – in short, the
Masters of Discourse. Their power base is in the media, in their ability
to create a false presentation of reality and mislead people. Recently
John Pilger described it as The Invisible Government.
When the Masters of Discourse fought against Communism, they had a few
faked ‘facts’ they were never tired of brushing up. They played with
stupefying numbers: Communists killed thirty, no, fifty, no, sixty
million, though the freely available demographic figures of the Soviet
Union made it as miraculous as feeding of the multitudes by five loaves.
They invented Soviet anti-Semitism, though Soviet government and
security always had a lot of Jews in high places. They invented Soviet
totalitarianism, though the Soviet people freely supported their
government. Instead of the Holy Grail, they had Raul Wallenberg, who was
supposed to have survived miraculously and to have been kept in some
far-away jail. No research would ever move them to recognize their
inventions for being what they were, namely, lies.
Now they want to destroy Iran and cripple Russia, for these lands did
not forget God. They do fight against the Church, against every church,
be it Communism or Islam or Orthodox Judaism, or their traditional
enemy, the Apostolic Church, for every church defends its flock against
their robbery and resists their dark drive for domination. The church
affirms the primacy of spirit, and of the godlike nature of man; this is
anathema to the Masters. On a deeper level, the Church is their main
adversary, for they are a competing church of sorts, the church of
darkness, and they will not suffer a competitor.
Dominant as they are, they are not omnipotent. We should not be afraid
of them. There is no magic in their incantations. They have no divine
powers behind them. They are impostors. They exploit the old myths of
mankind, forgetting that nothing works without God. The Masters are
twins to Zionists; the Zionists decided to arrange for Israel’s return
to the Promised Land as it was promised to their fathers. However, that
return was to be done by God; while humans trying to do God’s work are
necessarily rebels. Wannabe demiurges, they created their hellish regime
ruled by their security forces, and destroyed the lovely land of
Palestine. The result was so miserable, that Zionist prince Avrum Burg
recently advised his countrymen to obtain a foreign passport and
The Masters of Discourse are trying to create a pseudo-Judaic universe
on a planetary scale. Their vision was grotesquely presented by the
authors of the Protocols, but the reality they brought in is as
unsuccessful as the one their brethren established in Palestine. The
same rule of security forces, the same fear-mongering, the same
ideological vise, the same destruction of nature, the same
impoverishment of spirit, the same uprooting, the same discrimination,
the same endless wars, - all quite removed from the Prophetic promises
they tried to emulate.
As rebels against God, they will be defeated. As charlatans they will be
dismantled. Their fall is imminent. But it won’t happen without our hard
work, without our understanding being widely spread and generally
understood. We should reject them completely, as completely as we are
called to in our confession of faith.
The Church is the mightiest tool for peace. The Church may yet lead us
to peace – if we would vocally support her. With massive support of
people united around the Church, the Middle East wars would become
history. The Americans may look eastward for an example. While the
biggest apostolic church of America is being bled for money, in the East
there is a great upheaval of spirit. In Turkey, after 80 years of
materialist dictatorship, people turned to God and voted for a party of
faith. The same thing happened in Palestine, in the Lord’s Land, where
Hamas won the elections. Everywhere in the East, from Cairo to Moscow,
the East sheds the pragmatic cold shackles of godless regimes and turns
The Americans may emulate this current. The Church – the Catholic one
and her Orthodox sister – is the Islam of the West, and it is meant to
be a compliment. There is positively a place for a Catholic Hamas rising
in the US and changing the rules of the game, taking away the rule from
the laic twins of Republicans and Democrats. If Islam succeeded in
regaining its place of respect and glory in the recently and violently
anti-religious society of Ataturk, if the Orthodoxy made it in Lenin’s
land, the Christian Church may achieve the same in the US, by siding
with people, and the people can defeat their enemy, by siding with the
The abusing priests’ case may eliminate the Catholic Church in the US
altogether as an independent force: already five dioceses have declared
bankruptcy. But the Church still may overcome: she can divest of all its
property and transfer it to the local parishes, remove the
collaborationists and survive -- poor, lean and fighting, as she did in
the days of the Apostles. She should not surrender but meet the
challenge. She can lead America to peace and prosperity as the great
positive moral force, she can demand from the Bush administration that
America get out of Iraq now. If the church will become more active in
the struggle for peace, she would attract more people. Yet, a new
independent and autocephalous Church of America could spring forth from
the American Apostolic Churches, the Orthodox and the Catholic, and her
light would defeat the darkness of apostasy.
Alas, some of our friends fail to understand it and join in the attack
on the Church. It is as if an infantry soldier were to join in the enemy
attack on his tanks, just because he hates tankers.
The flagship of pro-Palestinian media is Counterpunch. This is one of
the biggest friendly sites, and they do publish many articles produced
by our friends. But in Counterpunch, one can’t say a good word about the
Church, and for sure one can’t mention Christ.
A Google search for “church” on their site shows that
they are as harsh to the Church as the
Jerusalem Post. See for instance;
Recently they published a piece by a Badruddin Khan who did not stop at
repeating brazen lies: “These hoary tactics were applied by Christians
against Jews barely a century ago. The Catholic Church issues circulars
that condemned Jews for using the blood of Christian children for
Passover rites. All Jews (whether secular, converts, or intermarried)
were marked and identified as sinister and worthy of apartheid. This
state of apartheid allowed the organized evil of the Holocaust to be
This is a lie and calumny one finds only in the cheapest Zionist
textbooks. As a matter of fact, the Jewish converts were invariably well
received by the church, and some of them rose within its ranks. The list
would be too long, from St Paul and St Peter to St John of Cross and St
Teresa of Avila to the leading bishops in the French church and
elsewhere. The church indeed condemned those Jews who used the blood of
Christian children for Passover rites or for any other purpose; would
Badruddin Khan prefer her to approve of this unorthodox practice? And
finally, the reference to the holocaust is absurd. Hitler’s regime was
as violently anti-Catholic as any. They actually pioneered the “abusive
priests” line copycatted by today’s American media. I have no doubt that
Counterpunch would never dare to publish similar offensive lies about
the Jews, but the Church may be attacked freely.
Our good combatants Bill and Kathy Christison went to demonstrate in
front of a Catholic cathedral because of Prof Finkelstein’s refused
tenure, as they wrote in the Counterpunch. I asked them, why they didn’t
go to demonstrate in front of a Jewish institution, be it a synagogue or
a Bnai Brith lodge or the ADL. They replied that “You are quite correct
when you say that in the US it’s possible to be anti-anything except
anti-Jewish or anti-Israel. The Israel lobby is so very strong and
wields so very much political power that no politician, no commentator
dares criticize Israel without fear of being labeled anti-Semitic and
excluded from mainstream discourse. In the wake of the Holocaust (about
which the lobby constantly reminds us), few people want to risk being
thought anti-Jewish, so this is a powerful weapon, and becomes more and
more powerful as time goes on.”
Demonstrating in front of a Catholic church is like looking under the
lamp post for lost coin, which you have actually lost in the dark. It’s
dark in front of the Jewish establishments, but we should venture into
darkness to bring light. This is the way of our organisation, Deir
Yassin Remembered who regularly demonstrate in front of synagogues. And
in front of the cathedrals, we should demonstrate in support of the
Church, not against her.
The Catholic Church is one of the greatest champions of Palestine. They
have a Palestinian Patriarch, they do defend Palestine. All established
churches support Palestine; with the apostolic churches taking the
leading role, and the Catholics often lead them all. During the 2002
Bethlehem siege by the Jews, the Catholic Church led the actions and I
participated in them (read http://www.israelshamir.net/English/Convoy.htm
) I am not a Catholic, actually I belong to the competing native sister,
the Orthodox Church of Holy Land, but in some ways, the Catholic Church
is even more supportive of Palestine than our own.
Bill and Kathy disagreed: “The Catholic Church has certainly done some
good things for the Palestinians, but not nearly enough. Where has the
church been while Israel oppresses Christians, including Catholics, in
Palestine? Have we heard any protests from this Pope over the walling
in and devastation of Bethlehem, or from the last Pope when Israel
besieged the Church of the Nativity during the 2002 reinvasion of the
West Bank? Where was the Church when Israel ethnically cleansed
numerous Christian Palestinian villages in 1948? And indeed, where has
the Church been as Israel has oppressed members of another faith,
Muslims, for 60 years, desecrating Muslim places of worship and killing
and ethnically cleansing Muslim people--for the sole reason that they
are not Jews?”
I replied: The Catholic Church is doing as much as she can, but she
can’t do much, two hundred years after Voltaire. You ask, “Where has the
church been while Israel oppresses Christians, including Catholics, in
Palestine?” Forgive me, but it reminds me the standard Jewish line of
“Where has the church been during the holocaust?” Stalin was more
realistic when he noticed that the Pope has not too many divisions.
Actually, the Church protested every Israeli crime. The Church could do
more if she were not constantly attacked by the Jewish Lobby - and by
the well-meaning people who do not understand that they undermine this
defence of Palestine.
Once, the Church led the Crusade to liberate the Holy Land. Now, she can
lead the Crusade of Peace for the same purpose.
By Israel Shamir
(2) Cindy Sheehan brushes
off ‘racist’ and ‘anti-Semite“ tags
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 15:27:03 -0700
From: Jeff Blankfort
"Now, incredibly, I am being accused of being a racist (as is Ray
McGovern) for demanding that Congressman John Conyers do his job. When I
think of the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, I don't think of
a black man, I think of a legislator that should do his/her job,
whatever color their skin is."
Cindy Sheehan: Justice Should be Color-Blind
Submitted by BuzzFlash on Wed, 07/25/2007 - 2:36pm. Guest Contribution
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan
Journey for Humanity and Accountability, Day 16
Justice should be color-blind, but we all know that it still is not.
Historically, there are many cases, perhaps thousands if not millions,
disputing the blindness of justice; but when I think about this
contradiction, a few cases jump to my mind.
The incident in Georgia where the young man was given a 10-year prison
sentence for consensual sexual contact between minors is one example.
Paris Hilton got a slap in the wrist for breaking
parole, but she's
white and rich. White, rich people rarely have to pay for their crimes.
Black people in New Orleans were shot or arrested for "looting" after
Katrina and when white people did the same thing, they were only trying
Mexican illegal immigration is now being blamed for all of our economic
woes in America when the blame lies with the military industrial war
economy and entities such as Wal-Mart sending our jobs and manufacturing
to Asia. The Irish and Chinese were blamed in previous times of economic
Now, incredibly, I am being accused of being a racist (as is Ray
McGovern) for demanding that Congressman John Conyers do his job. When I
think of the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, I don't think of
a black man, I think of a legislator that should do his/her job,
whatever color their skin is.
Why does everything have to be divided along lines in this country? As
Rev. Yearwood (who is black and is also challenging Rep. Conyers to do
his job). We need to look at the human and not their political party,
religion, color, or economic status.
When I have challenged George Bush, does that make me a self-hating
Caucasian? When I challenge Nancy Pelosi for her seat in Congress, does
that make me a female chauvinist pig?
Bringing up the race issue in this case is irrelevant and sleazy. It's
like being labeled an anti-Semite because one is against the policies of
Israel toward Palestine, or being called anti-American because we are
against the anti-humanitarian policies of the Bush regime.
I have stood with Cynthia McKinney when she was up for re-election
because I believe she is a woman of principle, even when it wasn't
popular to do so. I have stood and been a guest of other members of the
Black Caucus in Congress because we all stand for peace. I believe the
Democrats used the anti-war left of which I am a leading member to
regain both houses of Congress and many, including John Conyers,
appeared at events and in photos with me, and to know label this a
"white activist" vs. black man is further proof of this exploitation of
the anti-war movement.
It is not personal or racist for me with Rep. Conyers. I think the white
power elite who has always had the say and authority to enforce or
disobey laws at will and has a monopoly about what happens politically
in this country since people with my indoor sexual plumbing weren't
allowed to vote and people with the color of John Conyers' skin were
only counted as 3/5s of a person, need to finally be brought to justice.
There has never been an equality of justice in this country. No one in
the Bush regime has ever had to be held to account for the death and
destruction they have caused. Their domestic politics have left every
child behind, but particularly in disadvantaged communities where we all
know there is an inherently racist poverty draft.
Rep. John Conyers was not targeted for the color of
his skin, but for his betrayal of the American public and the
Constitution. No matter what color they are, the Bush Crime mob needs to
go to prison and no matter what color he is, John Conyers needs to do
his job. When does having a thirst for justice and a yearning for peace
make one racist? When the country is run by the Orwellian Rove masters,
(3) “Daryl Bradford Smith is a
From: Jeffery Cole
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 05:32:17 -0500
How can Zionists take control of the USA? - Daryl Bradford Smith
I think Daryl Bradford Smith is a Pretender. How do we know that HE is
not a product of his own words. "Trust nobody?" Well, if Mr. Smith
believes that we should take a cynical approach to everyone who says
they are a freedom fighter, a truth teller, then, I would start with
My goodness, how absurd can a person get and be taken serious? Call me
gullible, but I have always given every person I meet my trust until
they give me a reason not to trust them. Then, if they violate that
trust, they must earn it through repentance. If everyone listened to the
Daryl Smiths of the world, NOTHING would get done. Frankly, if there is
anyone I will not give my trust to is someone who says "trust none."
I suppose that would make me a Zionist, right Mr. Smith? Bah! Humbug!
Comment (Peter M.):
I’ve been around these debates for years now, and I think there’s
Many people just don’t know about the power of the Jewish lobby.
Take Eric Hufschmid. He knows about it now; but when he made his video
on 9/11, he didn’t know. That’s why there’s no mention of the Five
Dancing Israelis, of Urban Moving Systems, or of the Odigo text messages
warning of the disaster BEFORE it happened.
A person who homes in on Zionism as a factor, is likely to find it hard
to discuss this topic with the many “political virgins” out there. And
therefore tends to mix with those of like mind. It’s easier.
But it’s dangerous. One becomes impatient with those who can’t “see”.
One overstates one’s case, allowing others to spot errors which
discredit it. One descends into name-calling those who disagree.
This forum breaks out of that mould, because of the diverse range of
viewpoints of the participants.
Virtually all US Presidents are Freemasons; JFK is the only recent
exception I know of. Couple this with the Eye on the Great Seal of the
United States, and a rival theory, that of Illuminati control, has
credibility too. One that carries no stigmas or penalties. It does not
lead to ostracism or unemployment.
To argue for Zionist control, one therefore needs to show how it
includes the Freemasons, uses them, is superior to them. This requires a
more elaborate theory.
There are many times when I receive antagonistic emails, to which I feel
like replying immediately, when in an emotional state.
But I force myself to delay, to do other things until I have calmed
down, and can write a rational reply.
By such means, discussions continue rather than being terminated.
Sometimes the outcome is quite beneficial, in that both participants
discover common ground.
I think that many people who fall out on the internet, do so for lack of
etiquette. They have never learned good manners. As a result, minor
differences become magnified, and molehills become impassible barriers.
I am not saying this in a boastful way. I have just told how I have to
struggle to contain my own emotions at times.
Anyway, such an interpretation of the fallouts between those on the same
side, leads me to try to stay on good terms with as many as I can,
looking for merit, the half-full glass rather than the half-empty one.
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