South African Transport and Allied Workers Union, Gaza Solidarity Movement Expanding
South African dockworkers announce ban on Israeli ship [ynetnews]
South African Transport and Allied Workers Union says members will not unload Israeli ship scheduled to dock in Durban in protest of Israeli offensive in Gaza
South African dock workers have announced their determination not to offload a ship from Israel that is scheduled to dock in Durban this coming Sunday.
The decision followed one made by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) to strengthen the campaign in South Africa for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel, as means of protests against its recent Gaza offensive.
The South Africans remember when such tactics around the world helped to break the South African Apartheid regime.
What's the Christian position here? Well, the Paulines would say the dockworkers need to do as they are told by the higher powers; however, the unions have power. Did the union's power come from God less than did the false-Zionist's in Israel? That whole argument is Old Testament though. It is a coercive move. They don't have to buy the goods or services of false-Zionists though, short of harming them as in starving them or making them homeless, etc. Of course, a Christian doesn't have to buy things from people to feed and house them.
Hamas must be treated as Sinn Fein was finally recognized as a negotiating partner before Sinn Fein renounced violence or gave up weapons, etc. Hamas can be reasoned with. There is no doubt about it. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and the other neocons are dead wrong.
U.S. Army PTSD
In January, 2009, more U.S. Army personnel died from suspected suicides than from other causes in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Militarism is a disease that kills in many, many ways. It is an evil that must and will end.
War No More
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Isaiah 2:4 KJVR)
Hey, Glenn Beck, that's peace and love. Wake up!
Ban Violent Video Games From Your House
I hated violent video games when they came out decades ago. I knew then that they were evil even before I became a Christian. It has all been sinister. I've written a great deal on this site about the Pentagon's technological plans that include anything and everything the science fiction writers can imagine. This is were evil imaginations are realized or become manifested in tangible hardware and software and even flesh, since they are most definitely creating cyborgs in secret. Why do I know this? I know it, because it has been publicly imagined.
He was actually a high school dropout who wanted to join the military to make his father proud. He wanted to be a helicopter mechanic. And they said, "Well, you failed your high school English course, so you're not qualified to be a mechanic. But would you like to be a drone pilot?" And he said, "Sure." And it turned out, because of playing on video games, he was already good at it. He was naturally trained up. And he turned out to be so good that they brought him back from Iraq and made him an instructor in the training academy, even though he's an enlisted man and he's still-he was nineteen.
(Source: Democracy Now)
Do not spend one dime on violent video games. Do not kid yourself that your children know the difference between "fantasy" and reality. Today's fantasy will be tomorrow's reality brought to us by the Military Industrial Complex.
There will come a time, if it hasn't occurred already, where the U.S. and others will have taken children from inception and raised them such that those children will not know that they are operating real equipment killing people. Of course, at the same time, the race is on to create fully autonomous robots, just as envisioned in the 1950's sci-fi movies and ever since.
The most important thing though is to soften your heart. Compassion is the cure. Mercy is the cure. Feel the pain and suffering of the others. Don't be numb. Don't have dead eyes. Hitler praised dead eyes. Dead eyes have no light. Jesus said the following:
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! (Matthew 6:22-23 KJVR)
Your Hero: Former CIA Analyst/U.S. Presidential-Intelligence Briefer, Ray McGovern, Speaking to Iranian TV: [A Must Watch; Streams very well.]
Ray is about as close to a real Christian someone can be and still believe in the U.S. Constitution and coercion. I pray that one day he will denounce all law save the New Commandment.
By the way, apparently all that talk about law and human rights and war crimes and anti-torture, etc., went right in the heads of all the Iranians listening and watching in Iran. If you think that's not a big deal and highly influential in Iran in the right way, you're not thinking. It is always, always better to be willing to talk with those who will speak as logically and civilly as they are given to be able to do that. Only those who refuse to be honest end up a waste of time and breath. We know them by how they receive us, just as how they received Jesus.
Closer, but Still Wrong
If you think I'm hard on the false-Zionists (Benjamin Netanyahu, and the out-and-out fascist, Avigdor Lieberman), read this linked article.
How did this happen? It is essential to remember that the Israelis didn't end up in the Middle East out of a wicked desire to colonise and kill, as some people now gleefully claim.
Look, not all Zionists set out to colonize and kill. Noam Chomsky's family was Zionist. It was though socialist and for one state with the Arabs. However, all Zionists were not created equal. There were definitely Zionists who, especially after WWII, were hell bent for Greater Israel no matter what. Let's be honest and not lump everyone together. Noam Chomsky's brand of Zionists was not the only brand even at the very beginning.
Adolf Hitler is dead.
Well, he's dead for purposes that the fascists amongst the Zionists would resurrect him constantly; however, he will be resurrected if those fascists get there way — meaning, the more they keep trying to resurrect him, the more other people are going to start being the fascists prophecy fulfillment. The fascist Zionists are going to create Hitler as they claim to be trying to kill him before he gets power.
The fascists are blockheads. The Jews in Israel who vote for them are dull. They are going to live to regret it greatly. Then they will die.
This is not a threat from me. It is a warning, just as Jesus warned them. They didn't heed then, and many are not heeding now to their utter peril. (Source: "The nightmare of Netanyahu returns," by Johann Hari. The Independent. February 6, 2009.)
What it all comes down to is land stealing and obfuscation. Don't fall for the call to blind paranoia. In case you are not able to tell, the false-Zionists are losing the debate. The ground is shifting out from under them. Do you remember how it was at first when the protests began against Apartheid South Africa? I do. At first, the racists had a great deal of support in the U.S.
Little by little, it disappeared until the U.S. was forced to place sanctions on the racists in South Africa. The Zionist Project is coming under exactly the same scrutiny, and all of their reverse propaganda is failing even more than the propaganda that was rolled out in favor of the racists in South Africa.
Also, do you realize that the arguments to defeat the Zionist Project are requiring the Muslim revolutionaries everywhere to rethink their own positions vis-a-vis human and civil rights? The arguments against the Zionist Project are echoing within the Iranian Revolution. The young people there are thinking and talking about how they don't want to live under sharia. This is the exact same thing that happened to the U.S. when it had to denounce the racism of the Nazis. It couldn't remain racist at home any more.
Obama's War Crime Goes Untouched
It has been since January 22, 2009 that Obama has gone un-assailed in the mainstream media. His illegal drone attack killing women and children in Pakistan has been met by the corporate media with deafening silence. Who cares, right? They're just Pakis aren't they? They're inferior. They aren't really even human beings. If we killed some of their females and young offspring, we're not really murdering innocent human beings are we? Well, yes you have; and plan to do much more of it too, you serpents. Woe to you. That's a biblical woe. It's meant that way too. Do you know what it means? Do you know that power of truth spoken and written this way? Prophesy against them son of man. Why? To be free of you, the unrepentant, rebellious, stiff-necked, utterly self-centered serpents, is why.
Watch what happens.
Here's some of what your hero John Pilger had to say about Obama:
Bush's open support for torture, and Donald Rumsfeld's extraordinary personal overseeing of certain torture techniques, upset many in America's "secret army" of subversive military and intelligence operators as it exposed how the system worked. Obama's nominee for director of national intelligence, Admiral Dennis Blair, has said the Army Field Manual may include new forms of "harsh interrogation", which will be kept secret.
Obama has chosen not to stop any of this. Neither do his ballyhooed executive orders put an end to Bush's assault on constitutional and international law. He has retained Bush's "right" to imprison anyone, without trial or charges. No "ghost prisoners" are being released or are due to be tried before a civilian court. His nominee for attorney-general, Eric Holder, has endorsed an extension of Bush's totalitarian USA Patriot Act, which allows federal agents to demand Americans' library and bookshop records. The man of "change", is changing little. That ought to be front page news from Washington.
In the Blair mould, the Obama White House "sprang into action" with its "radical plans". The new president's first phone call was to that Palestinian quisling, the unelected and deeply unpopular Mohammed Abbas. There was a "hot pace" and a "new era", in which a notorious name from an ancien regime, Richard Holbrooke, was dispatched to Pakistan. In 1978, Holbrooke betrayed a promise to normalise relations with the Vietnamese on the eve of a vicious embargo that ruined the lives of countless Vietnamese children. Under Obama, the "sense of a new era abroad", declared the Observer, "was reinforced by the confirmation of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state". Clinton has threatened to "entirely obliterate Iran" on behalf of Israel.
What the childish fawning over Obama obscures is the dark power assembled under cover of America's first "post-racial president".
(Source: " ," by John Pilger. johnpilger.com. February 5 2009.)
That's speaking truth to power. That's real journalism.
Israel's Popularity Before Gaza Attacks
Before Israel attacked Gaza, "pluralities or majorities in 19 out of the 21 countries rated Israel negatively." (See: "Israel, Iran, Pakistan World's Least Popular Nations," by Jim Lobe. IPS. February 6, 2009.) If (when) Israel shifts to an even more fascistic government, watch those numbers become much, much worse. Watch Israel become the most hated nation on Earth.
In Venezuela, the largest synagogue in Caracas was reportedly vandalized and a database stolen. Hugo Chavez denounced the attack but didn't rule out an inside job (that's wise). Many Jews around the world are using the incident to propagandize.
Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Los Angeles, California-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, said the following about Chavez:
[He] has encouraged this atmosphere of hatred which is now being directed against Jews. His hostility against the state of Israel has a ripple effect," Hier told the AP in a telephone interview. "Those who support him, and listen to his words, are disposed to dislike Jews.
(Source: " ," by Fabiola Sanchez. Associated Press. February 6, 2009.)
That works two ways. If the Zionist Project hadn't stolen Palestinian land by means of starting wars (Israel started the 1967 War by the way, in case you didn't know) and terrorism, then Chavez wouldn't be in the position of having to denounce Israel's actions against Gaza. Therefore, who is to blame for the people beginning to act in accordance with Jacob's prophecy?
And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house. (Genesis 34:30 KJVR)
That's not going to go away, ever. You have to change. You have to stop thinking of yourselves as more valuable than other human beings. You have to stop misinterpreting God's voice within. You don't, and never did have, the right to go into other lands and wipe out other nations just so you may possess their lands. Stop worshipping Satan right now. Wake up, wake up, wake up!
Abraham Foxman is the U.S. leader of the Jewish Anti-Defamation League (ADL). He is saying that since the Israeli attacks on Gaza, there has been as much or more anti-Jewishness surfacing than in most people's lifetimes. He calls on the "the civilized world [to] stand up and say 'No' in every single country in the international arena to condemn this vicious, hideous violence." (Source: "," by Tom Brown. Reuters. February 6, 2009.)
Well, that's right. People should stand up against lumping all people of any particular ethnic group together. What the reports on this didn't say is that Foxman denounces the Zionist Project's illegal land grabbing of Palestinian lands that started the whole problem in the first place. So, while the Real Liberal Christian Church deplores violence and racial and ethnic discrimination and bigotry always and everywhere, it also deplores the fascists who have taken over the Zionist Project. It deplores the evil tactics they have used and are still using to steal land that never belonged to them by even mundane legitimate rights.
Obama and 9/11
Barack Obama reportedly met with some 40 relatives of the victims of the USS Cole and the 9/11 attacks. He promised that of those held at Guantanamo, "nobody's getting off, nobody's going free" — apparently meaning he promises to pursue legal actions against those concerning whom the U.S. has actual evidence. (See: "Obama Meets With Families of 9/11, USS Cole Victims," by Jess Bravin. The Wall Street Journal. February 6, 2009.)
Where's the new, and this time thorough, independent, fully funded, unlimited criminal investigation of all the events leading up to and surrounding and including 9/11? The George W. Bush administration obviously whitewashed U.S. complicity in 9/11. Where's the investigation/audit of the $2 to 3+ trillion that went missing from the Pentagon, as reported by Donald Rumsfeld the day before 9/11? Obama is ducking these issues and many, many others. Why? The reason he is ducking them is because he wasn't given authority by the plutocrats to pursue them. The other reason is that he doesn't have the guts.
Genetically Engineered, Cloned, Nano, etc., Foods and Drugs
Where is Barack Obama's order to the FDA to require labeling of GE, cloned, nanotechnology foods and drugs? He hasn't issued any such orders. Why not? He hasn't issued any such orders, because he's in the hip-pocket of the industries producing such abominations and health hazards.
"There's a big scandal . . . governments are now trying to save banks through injecting capital and save companies by giving credit guarantees, and this will translate into higher public deficits," says Ronald Janssen, economist with the European Trade Union Confederation.
"This is not sustainable for public finances, so you have to cut social security, which will lead to an attack on social Europe," he says, warning that the potential result is an "explosion of social unrest" and the de facto end of social Europe. (Source: "irishtimes.com. February 3, 2009.)," by Jamie Smyth.
I have written on this site many times that the crash was planned and that tax cuts would be used to run up the deficit and that then cuts in social welfare programs would be called for by the fascist, fake, laissez-faire types in Congress and elsewhere as a pretext for balancing the budget after inflation become rampant. They seem to understand this better in Europe and especially within Old Labor (not to be confused with Tony Blair's New Labor, or Labour as the Brits spell it).
If you don't believe this is a conspiracy, you don't know how to play chess more than one move out. There are Wall Streeters and plutocrats and their hired so-called intellectuals who are playing the economic moves fourteen and more moves out. Believe it.
Iranian Claim Breakup of CIA Funding Ring in Iran
Back in July 2008, Seymour Hersh of the New Yorker reported that Congress approved George W. Bush's request for $400 million to be used to overthrow the government of Iran via stirring up internal trouble in Iran. Now Iran reports that it has broken up some of the CIA-backed covert operations in Iran. Iranian intelligence reportedly infiltrated the ring and fed it disinformation. Iran claims that the U.K. and Israel were also involved. Of course, all such reports on all sides must be taken with a measure of salt. I will say that it would be ridiculous to conclude that the U.S. CIA has not been involved in such activities what with its budget and the scope of its operations and known history, etc. It's what it does.
We all read about the Worldwide Attack Matrix plan that was approved by George W. Bush. The U.S. has numerous embassies and military bases around the world and so-called "safe houses" from which CIA operatives and others can operate. The CIA also enlists plenty of people from all walks of life around the world too. The NSA and the DIA are also heavily involved in covert operations all over the world.
(See: "Iran intel gives low-down on busted spy ring," PressTV. Jan 19, 2009.)
They oust President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from the country. Then they now say that members of his Famni Lavalas Party can't run for office without his signature. It was the George W. Bush administration that performed the coup against Aristide. Barack Obama should reverse it for the sake of the Haitian people and the U.S.
What is it about Haiti that the U.S. has always kicked it like a dog? Can anyone tell me? Will anyone tell me? It's racism.
Finally, a Sensible Attitude about the Nazis' Holocaust Against the Jews and Others, Maybe
Richard Williamson is one of the four bishops Benedict XVI de-excommunicated with the proviso in Williamson's case that Williamson recant his holocaust denial. Williamson has literally denied the Nazi mass executions of Jews and others in the millions by gas and other means. Williamson says he will revisit the historical evidence before deciding to recant his position. The problem though is what evidence is he willing to review? Will the Jews supply him with hard evidence?
He's already said he won't go to Auschwitz. That's weak. Why isn't he willing to go to Auschwitz? It makes no sense. He should have the intellectual honesty to go wherever and to ask all the questions he can think of that need answering to satisfy him. I hope he has a good reason for not being willing to go to Auschwitz.
I suspect he's afraid of the emotional aspect and being drawn in by some perfected presentation on the part of the Jews. That would still be weak.
Plenty of people would jump at the opportunity to ask serious and intelligent questions. Let's hope that the evidence he reviews is made public in one, central place on the Internet. Let's hope the Roman Catholic Church takes responsibility to see to that. This issue is just too big not to handle in that manner.
Re-inflation or Anti-deflation
If they want to stop deflation, then literally give away money. Retire all debts, and then give away money interest free. Don't add a dime to the National Debt. Don't sell any bonds or Treasuries. Just print it and give it out. The banksters would never go for it. Well, just go around them. If the elected officials won't do it, don't vote for them. Get people to run who will do it. That's mundane and not the Christian way, but it's a lesser evil than the one everyone thinks he or she has been choosing already.
The Christian way is the unanimous, voluntary, giving and sharing all economy: The Christian Commons.
U.N. and Hamas
So, Hamas took U.N. relief goods by gunpoint but is now saying it will return it all after the U.N. said it wouldn't continue bringing in goods unless Hamas agrees never to do that again. Well, this brings to mind the Israel blockade on goods and cash and the blowing up of tunnels, etc.
If the rest of the world wants to get goods into Gaza, why don't they just give the goods to the U.N. and earmark them for Gaza? Israel apparently isn't willing to block the U.N.
Iran and Lebanon, etc., could help through the U.N. Maybe they want Israel blocking them for the bad PR for Israel. That would be a terrible reason though wouldn't it.
(See: "UN halts Gaza aid over 'thefts'." BBC. February 6, 2009.)
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