Sunday, December 04, 2005


The Red Cross have never liked Jews much. They ARE European, after all

"The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have finally agreed to probably allow Magen David Adom (Israel's "Red Cross") into their club instead of being a simple observer.

For those of you unaware of the story, it basically goes as follows: The ICRC has never allowed Israel to be a full participating member because the Red Crescent states (Muslim states) were against it. They argued that not only was Israel a pariah state for Muslims, but that the red Star of David which Israel uses on their ambulances was offensive to Muslims. In fact, the former head of the ICRC a few years ago questioned the validity of ever allowing the Star of David into the ICRC as a symbol. As he put it, "If we're going to have the Shield of David, why would we not have to accept the swastika?"

I leave it to the reader how offensive that is to Jews around the world. In fact, it did cause a storm, but as usual, nothing much was made of it in the end because here we are, years later, and it is only now coming up as something which should finally be negotiated.

Well, you might all be surprised to learn that it was in fact agreed upon, and the agreement is simple: Israel will drop the Star of David for a nondescript and non-offensive diamond shape. Something which has nothing to do with Israel as far as anyone can tell, nothing to do with Jews, and nothing to do with history in any offensive way possible".

Much more at Banagor



Why some Jews denounce Israel: "What remains constant is that, as in both pre- and post-Enlightenment Europe, today's European elite has its good Jews and its bad Jews. There are the Jews whom it embraces, encourages, and celebrates; and then there are the Jews whom it chastises and condemns. For the former, there will always be a place of honor in the European sun. On the latter, today's officially pluralist and tolerant Europe has turned its back. Is it any wonder, then, that some "good Jews" have chosen to live in the light, stopping only to burnish their qualifications by noisily joining the chorus that has consigned their fellow Jews to the dark?"

War, lies and media on the left: "Politics is politics and ratings are ratings. But at what point does the non-stop antiwar Iraq rhetoric by many Democrats and many in the media cross the line and morph into outright falsehoods, personal vendettas against the president, and become utterly demoralizing to our troops on the ground in Iraq? I would submit that that line was deliberately and gleefully crossed quite a while ago".

Melanie Morgan has a good article on the habitual lying of the antiwar movement -- including the facts about Congressman Murtha's "sudden" conversion to peacenik views: "And this wasn't the first time Murtha had advocated cut-and-run. Pay attention here, because you won't see this fact reported in any major newspaper or alphabet soup network: He gave the exact same advice to President Clinton after American troops were attacked and slaughtered by Al Qaida-backed terrorists in Somalia in 1993".

Why the left are supporting the Islamofascists: "The disintegration of the communist block was a painful setback for the Left's hopes and aspirations. Although its loathing of capitalism and the West continued unabated, there was no one - at least for the time being - capable of taking them on. This changed dramatically on September 11, 2001 when Islamic radicals burst on the scene in a spectacular fashion. Their attack and subsequent statements left no doubt about their goal - the annihilation of Western civilization. And like communists before them, they see capitalism as the source of our evil which is something their choice of target made painfully clear. September 11 electrified the Left. More than a decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall, there was once again someone whose thinking about the West and capitalism agreed with its own. Most importantly, Islamists possessed the will and capability to destabilize or perhaps even bring down the object of their hate. Sensing the opportunity, the Left immediately sprang to action..."

British bureaucracy at its best: "Pressure on Tony Blair to reform or scrap the Child Support Agency intensified yesterday with the disclosure that its enforcement unit was costing more to run than it recovered from absent parents. The agency retrieved œ8 million last year but cost œ12 million to operate. The Department for Work and Pensions, which is responsible for the CSA, said that while the figures were accurate, they accounted only for money retrieved from initial contact with the parent and did not include future payments. Systems problems have plagued the CSA, with many lone parents not receiving payments they were due and hundreds of millions of pounds in non-collected maintenance written off. MPs on the Commons work and pensions committee said this year that the CSA was "teetering on total collapse" and reported that a quarter of a million child support cases still had not been processed".

California homicides dwarf Iraq deaths: "Recently released crime statistics show the homicide rate in California is 265 percent higher than the death rate suffered by U.S. and British military personnel in Iraq. According to the report "Crime in California 2004," compiled by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, there were 2,394 reported homicides in the Golden State last year. That compares with 905 deaths of coalition forces in Iraq, chiefly Americans and Brits, during the same time period".

Abortion: Capitalistic good sense from the Italian Left: "A proposal to pay women in Italy not to have abortions was rapidly gaining momentum yesterday as politicians of right and left alike gave it their endorsement.... Under the scheme women in straitened economic circumstances would get between 250 euros and 350 euros a month for up to six months before giving birth. The plan is outlined in a proposed amendment to next year's budget sponsored by a group of MPs that includes two former women ministers - one an ex-Communist and the other from the centre-left".

I have put up a post about a rather strange death-penalty poll on Australian Politics

For more postings, see EDUCATION WATCH, GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH, GUN WATCH, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. Mirror sites here, here, here, here and here. On Social Security see Dick McDonald and for purely Australian news see Australian Politics (mirrored here).


Practically all policies advocated by the Left create poverty. Leftists get the government to waste vast slabs of the country's labour-force on bureaucracy and paperwork and so load the burden of providing most useful goods and services onto fewer and fewer people. So fewer useful goods and services are produced to go around. That is no accident. The Left love the poor. The Left need the poor so that they can feel good by patronizing and "helping" them. So they do their best to create as many poor people as possible.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist" (Nationalsozialistisch)

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