And for any anti semites who might think we're rattled by them, well, okay we probably are, but when the going gets tough, the tough buy Israel Bonds! $46 million from New York on Sunday! Suck on that! (Hat tip - Meryl Yourish, recently seen at services with a handsome airman. Watch this space for salacious lies and filthy gossip...)
Anti-Semitism is a problem for us all, because civilisation-destroying evil is a problem for us all. Would Marxist nutters be trying to take over Europe right now if Europe hadn't annihilated a vast swathe of its own cultural topsoil sixty-five years ago? I wonder. In considering the Holocaust, most attention has been given to its direct victims, as is appropriate. However, we must also consider that it was a form of self-administered lobotomy for Continental European culture [ ... ] ... Tom Dalyell, the Leader of the House accusing Blair of having built his war policy on "being unduly influenced by a cabal of Jewish advisers”, rather than on any kind of moral or political substance. As Jack Straw (one of the “cabal”)’s spokesman responded: "If these reports are accurate, these remarks are too unworthy to be worth a comment." I agree, in theory anyway. But Mr Dalyell also said, "I am not going to be labelled anti-Semitic." Well, sorry Mr Dalyell, but you are anti-Semitic. Objecting to the influence of British MPs on the basis of their Jewishness can hardly be described as anything else. And I am amazed at the new respectability anti-Semitism has achieved since the growth of left-wing anti-capitalism inspired by the actions of good nations in the war. [ ... ] The kind of brain that can turn liberation into annihilation in one fell slander is not the kind of brain we want festering in the UK. I don’t know exactly how we’re going to deal with it, but we are definitely going to have to find ways soon. Otherwise the next suicide bomber might indeed turn up in Oxford Street M&S, and it might be you or me who gets blown to smithereens in the frozen ready-meals section. And the next person who tells me that targets should not attract trouble in the first place can go and live in Switzerland and get citizenship there and then write me an essay entitled, "What would have happened in WWII if the UK and the US had acted like us." Zionism: it's not just for Jews anymore.
England, 1936. The grip of the Sabbath day In London town the only sound Is a whisper in an alleyway Men put on their gloves and boots have a smoke before they go From the west there is a warning of A wind about to blow Liek Caesar marching to the East Marches Mosley with his men Dressed in their clothes of deepest black Like a gathering hurricane This is the British Union With its flag of black and red A flag that casts a shadow in Berlin and in Madrid Chorus: So listen to the sound of marching feet And the voices of the ghosts of Cable Street Fists and stones and batons and the gun With courage we shall beat those blackshirts down So mile by mile they come on down To a place called Cable Street And other men are waiting there Preparations are complete Mosley comes so close They now can see his outstretched arm A hand raised up that way Never took the future in its palm The battle broke as the fists and the batons fell From the barricades came the sound of the wounded yells Jack Spot burst through with a chair leg made of lead Brought down a crashing blow on Mosley's head And so we learn from history generations have to fight And those who crave for mastery Must be faced down on sight And if that means by words, by fists, by stones or by the gun Remember those who stood up for Their daughters and their sons
Things have come to a pretty pass indeed when reality itself is so over the top that satire becomes redundant. I suppose the obvious question that needs to be asked of Tam Dayall is, what precisely is it he wants to see happen to resolve The Jewish Question? Banning Jews from the civil service? Removal of civic rights, including the right to vote and stand for election to Parliament? Instituting background checks on all government appointments to see if they have any taint of Jewish blood? Of course, you realise it's been tried before.
The Labour MP Tam Dalyell yesterday scornfully brushed aside accusations of anti-semitism but stood by the allegation that has landed him in political trouble, that "there is far too much Jewish influence in the United States" and one over-influential Jew in Tony Blair's entourage.
If you get a chance to go to services with Meryl, do so. As a bonus, it was teacher appreciation night, and I got to see Meryl get some recognition for the work she's been doing for the past few months. A wonderful, relaxing evening, even if I did have to call three times for directions, and had to break it to her that the 'money man' picture is backwards...
And no, I'm not talking about the three rounds of caged death match that I endured yesterday trying to come up with a decent CSS based three column design for our new Moveable Type weblog. New Weblog? Yeah, yeah, keep your pants on, going to be a couple of days before its ready for prime time, since I wasted most of the weekend on the red herring of a CSS based design *sigh*. Nope, what I'm on about is this: I'm surfing around through non-commercial sites (like, weblogs), I'm sitting, minding my own business reading an article at someone's personal site, and all of a sudden, in the background, pop-up city. Usually one trying to emulate some bogus 'memory low - increase now!' or 'your downloads are slow - make em fast' bullcrap. Noticed it for a couple of months now, but it has really gotten to bug me lately, because I've been paying attention to where I've been before these things pop-up, and I'm not hitting any 'smoking gun' locations. I've gone in and manually hunted down and killed all the little ad server cookies I could locate, and any others that look to be 'helping to enhance my web surfing experience,' to no avail. Call me a control freak, but I really hate it when the damn machine does things for reasons that aren't apparent. 'Puters only do exactly what they're told to, and I don't really relish the idea that someone has told my machine to stick this crap in my face at regular intervals. Needless to say, if I could somehow induce a really bad case of athletes foot upon the people responsible for this annoying crap, you'd easily be able to spot them in public, because they'd be walking awfully funny. All that aside, don't go away kids, because we are within mere days of the launch of the newest internet phenomena (yes, after ranting about egregious advertising practices, I'm not averse to engaging in it myself) -
Silent Running TV!Best part is, no increase in TV tax for our readers in the UK.