29 July 2005

Ghetto Blasters

I greatly dislike the comparisons being made between the Sharon government and Nazi Germany. No matter how stupid and foolish this Disengagement is, the IDF is not going to lead the Jews of Gush Katif into ovens once they arrive into Israel proper (or whatever the U.N. is calling it now). However, I do have one question:

What kind of world do we live in when Jews are forced to ghetto-ize other Jews? In their OWN COUNTRY nonetheless?


Ich Bin Yahoodi, or Why I Hate Academia

Let me tell you a story.

My brilliant friend Jamie made a brilliant film called "Reel Nazis: A Mediated View of History." In his film, he analyzes Nazi propaganda and draws comparisons between Nazi propaganda images/techniques and modern day Islamofascist/Left Wing anti-American/anti-Israel propaganda.

His thesis committee won't pass him unless he takes out the modern day comparisons and keeps it a strictly historical piece.

Now who are the Nazis?

I cannot express my sheer hatred of what academia has become. To say it is anything less than a cesspool for ideological rejects and Karl Marx imitators would be a lie. Having gone through the ranks of higher education, I can say that I learned absolutely nothing that could aide in my understanding of or success in the real world.

Yet, at the same time, a life without an education is a life lived in ignorance. Working among people, the bulk of whom have at most a high school or professional school diploma, has allowed me to live in the opposite end of the spectrum. Instead of knowing too much, they know-- and more importantly, are aware of-- too little. They are blind to the real crisis of our world. The only difference between the educated and the non-educated is that instead of being blinded by a brainwashing, they are blinded by folly.

Louis L'Amour left school at the age of fifteen because it was "getting in the way" of his education. This was in the 1920s. Today, kids should be quitting school at the age of five.

25 July 2005

Tom Gross's op/ed in the Jerusalem Post, "From London to Jerusalem" >>http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1122171719427<< makes a fantastic point that, for most Jews, has become a daily reminder:

"CONTRARY TO the absolute lies told in British media in recent days, the Israel Defense Forces have not instituted a shoot-to-kill policy, or trained the British to carry out one. For example, on Friday, at the very time British police were shooting the man in the Tube, the IDF caught and disarmed a terrorist from Fatah already inside Israel en route to carrying out a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. Israeli forces didn't injure the terrorist at all in apprehending him and disarming him of the 5-kg. explosive belt he was wearing.

And yet, for taking the bare minimum steps necessary to save the lives of its citizens in recent years Israel has been mercilessly berated by virtually the entire world."

Musician of the hour: Hasidic Reggae Rapper Matisyahu. Find him at: >>http://www.hasidicreggae.com<<.

My brilliant friend and fellow filmmaker Jamie just completed his MFA thesis doc, "Reel Nazis: A Mediated View of History." A fantastic and insightful commentary on the lasting effects of Nazi propaganda, this film proves necessary viewing for those who want to make sense out of both the past and the present in order to better the future. For more information, or to contact Jamie, check out >>http://www.1971films.com<<.

I have a daily cycle of websites I check out in order to keep as up-to-date as possible on current events in Israel and the world. One site, >>http://www.revava.org<<>>http://ledavid.com/deot/viewforum.php?f=2<< and, of course, bring a shaker of the kosher stuff this time around. Most of the posts border on Rabbinical commentary of conspiracy theories, but if you want to understand Orthodox/Hasidic/Lubavitcher culture, these posts will prove enlightening.

22 July 2005


Sometimes you just want to puke after you read the news.

Envoy Ayalon: Expulsion Part of US-Israeli Policy

"Ayalon, in an interview with the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, also reversed previous government statements, saying that Israel does not expect the Palestinian Authority (PA) to dismantle terrorist infrastructure until after the planned expulsion. "

"The pullout agreement with the White House is more important than an agreement with the PA, the ambassador asserted. "Disengagement has to be viewed in the context of Israel-United States relations," he stated. "This pullout did not follow an agreement with the Palestinians, but it followed something which is much more important, an agreement with the United States. Disengagement is something that creates a common agenda between us and the United States.""

What? Since when did this become all about US-Israeli Group Hug Time? Israel's doing it for the US? Then I guess we can assume that the US is representing the Palestinians... which is in complete contrast to the War on Terror we're supposed to be fighting.

Most people don't like George W. Bush because he's against babies being ripped from their mother's wombs, or he admits to liking Jesus, or he's got a funny accent. I dislike him because he's turned his back on Israel. Logic (and prophecy and history) dictates that any nation that turns its back on Israel is going to fail. Please, somebody, anybody- do the math.

Happy Pesach; G-d Bless America!

I went to a Reform Passover Seder in Texas once. Now, usually, we end our Seders by saying "Next Year in Jerusalem!" This Seder ended with us singing the Star Spangled Banner.

As if it weren't already difficult enough to be a Jew in America, the ugly head of politically correct anti-Semitism is rearing itself in the State Department. You know the kind of anti-Semitism I'm talking about; the polite, reformed, "we don't talk about those things in public, dear" anti-Semitism that the Brits have donned in their particularly unique, "Oh-The-Prince-Wore-A-Nazi-Armband-Ha-Ha-Have-A-Cup-of-Tea-Dear" fashion for centuries. In case you weren't aware, we've got a Secretary of State acting as a mediator for the Palestinians now, who promotes the idea of splitting Israel in two so the terrorists can have a "contiguous state" from which to perform their "Throw The Jews in the Sea" operation. Liberal blacks dislike Condollezza Rice because they think she's a sellout to whitey; I dislike Condolleezza Rice because she's a sellout to the Arabs. (The same Arabs who would prefer her swathed in black robes whilst barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen with her jaw wired shut, mind you.)

Meanwhile, we have a President who was all about Israel in his first term, who pushed aside the State Department's "Road Map" and refused to deal with Maccha Terrorist Arafat. Brilliant. Now we have a President who's inviting the new C.E.O. of Terrorism, Abu Mazen, to tea and krumpets at the White House. Think he's going to veto the Senate vote to pay three million dollars to buy Gaza hothouses from the Jews and give them to the Palestinians as a housewarming present for them to morph into terror training camps? If his latest pick for Supreme Court nom (just read Ann Coulter's op/ed on that one) says anything about Bush's character, don't think that negation is going to come any time soon.

If our government falls any more deeply in love with the "Palestinians" (most of whom are the Arab world's rejects to begin with) they'd better make sure their shots are up to date and hope scientists come up with an AIDS vaccine quick, because the gloves have definitely come off: we've gone from right hooks to hand jobs with these mofos. Now that's what I call a War on Terror.

It really does piss me off, but I'm not suprised, either. Look at the history of Israel's leaders: Moshe Dayan, brilliant war general, gives back territory in the name of "peace." Ariel Sharon, brilliant war leader, wins on the No Land for Peace ticket, now signing away Gaza. Why should Bush be any different? Scripturally speaking, G-d puts leaders on their thrones, but He never wanted Israel to have a king. If anything, more people should be pointing towards our government with big, fat, accusatory fingers saying "SEE!! Do you SEE why G-d is ultimately in charge?! HEL-LO!!!" I think He allowed Israel to have kings just to illustrate why we don't really need them.

At least there's a growing number of Jews in Israel who are publicly depending on G-d for their salvation from this Disengagement deal. The recent Three Day protest drew a crowd of tens of thousands of Jews, who paraded a Torah scroll and spent three days praising G-d for Israel. They've held massive prayer rallies at the Kotel and around the world, and they're publicly testifying their faith in G-d to save them and their land. We're talking actions of a Biblical nature here, people. G-d is going to act in a big way to save Israel; I am convinced of this. When His people call to Him with honest hearts, He will answer; their trust will save them.

Meanwhile, I'm also convinced that America is on life support.


My good friend Jamie... aka 1971 Films (see link on right)... recently emailed me and asked why I wasn't updating this site. Really, there's no reason not to except that lately, I've been so disheartened with the way the American government is turning against Israel (thank you, State Department, aka the Innermost Circle of Political Hell) and I've been too distracted with paying attention to the Disengagement Protests to really write anything about them. But Jamie is right. (Go ahead, you're allowed to brandish that smartass Jamie smirk, Sir.) I should be updating this page more often, if only to "bemoan our wretched state."

So, lunch hour approacheth! And with it comes my latest political opinions fettered with Messianic fervor, read, in the words of Brian the Dog from "Family Guy": "G-d. Is. PISSED."