Friday, September 07, 2007

Another Friday Afternoon Roundup - New Years, Curses, Paganism, Flying Cars and The Irish

Anyone following the news, in America, in Israel, in Europe and the rest of the world as we approach Rosh Hashanah, the new year, cannot help but think of that prayer which asks, That the year and its curses be ended. Certainly as we approach a new year, we can see many curses that we hope will be ended, from Olmert to Osama.

Even as Israel is pressured to continue negotiating for the disposition of the Arab terrorists and the Arab refugees, Israel is creating its own refugees, from Gaza and from Sderot where the rockets continue to fall and to kill.

Thus let us pray that this year and its many curses be ended and a new year of blessings come. Meanwhile enjoy this video of the X-Hawk, a flying car being designed in Israel. May it soar along with the fortunes of a civilized world that dares to build skyscrapers rising to the sky, flying cars that take off and that aspires and creates in the face of those who would destroy it and grind the human race into the dirt of Mecca.

Meanwhile in the blog roundup, IsraPundit as always has some must read items, including this disturbing Elyakim Haetzni piece, We Have Been Warned

"This ceremony doesn’t require any strength, in fact it doesn’t require anything at all except for a declaratory statement, ink on paper, the most feeble exhalation of breath, an effort that even a dying man could make without difficulty. However, a declaration like this is enough to bring about, in the words of Shimon Peres, “the concluding chapter of the conflict with the Palestinians,” and, in actual truth, the concluding chapter of Israel’s independence. After this, Israel will be a state in name only. In reality Israel will become a protectorate of the United Nations, whose foreign policy and security are given into the hands of the Quartet, and whose security, that is to say our lives, are entrusted to international forces in the North, center, and South of the country.

What will be determined, irrevocably and eternally, this coming year or next year at the latest, is Palestinian sovereignty as a diplomatic, international, fact ­ with finality. The rest truly isn’t important. So too when they signed the Oslo Accords with only the “Declaration of Principles.” In its wake, as thunder follows lightning, we were hit by the “interim agreement” with all its details that demanded actualization: areas A, B, and C, the Palestinian “police”, inserting a terror state infrastructure from Tunis into our borders, and all the rest of the insane arrangements that buried 1,500 Jews in their land and prepared the state for its final act of self-immolation in the guise of a Palestinian state that will turn life in this land into a living hell — an irrevocable living hell.

Herzl had a vision of a Jewish state arising with international legal recognition. Now this vision has been turned on its head, and a foreign entity is achieving international recognition as sovereign over the Land of Israel. And who is promoting this travesty? The Jews themselves.

Daled Amos mentions the petition to release the Mohammed Al Dura footage. You can read more about it here and sign the petition here.

Meanwhile one of the best "Tell It Like It Is" articles on immigration I've seen in a while comes from the Irish Independent and while it's about Ireland, it applies quite well to the rest of Europe and much of it applies to America as well.

"We could, of course, deal with the substantive matter, that of immigration itself, but instead we prefer to deal with its symptoms -- and in the usual cowardly way in which we address anything which is a little difficult or embarrassing.

We do not have policies, but inept evasiveness: and perhaps worst of all, we have a posturing gallery of home-grown jackanapes ready to shriek "racism" wherever and whenever they see that things are not going quite the way that immigrants want.

Thus, on any discussion on RTE, especially from its newsroom, immigrants are never held responsible for choosing to come here. Instead, we hear endless complaints that Irish institutions had not prepared themselves properly for their arrival.On the News at One on Monday, African after African in Balbriggan complained there were no places for their children in the existing local schools.Not once was the question posed: what was the real reason for the Africans not having places in schools? Answer: they'd only just come here. Instead, Africans who were just off the boat were allowed to accuse us of racism for not having school places awaiting their children.

Accompanying this presumption is the pious and all-prevalent dogma that immigrants will on arrival abandon ancient loyalties, and will promptly don a Hibernian mantle: hence the brainless cliche, wittered endlessly by journalists and politicians alike, "the New Irish".Sorry. This is conceited gibberish. Why would a Pole surrender something which the Polish people have fought for a thousand years to retain? Why the presumption that an Asian Muslim who lives in Ireland is in any way Irish? My mother lived most of her life in England, but never for a second thought of herself as English.

The media should be asking the big question, 'Why are we still admitting hundreds of thousands of immigrants?' Instead, we are obsessing with the relatively trivial question of: Are the Irish people, who after all have admitted vast armies of strangers to their national home, racist? This is self-hatred at its most pathetic, and its most self-defeating."

If you'd like to read more by Kevin Myers, who isn't nearly as well known in the States as he should be, despite serving as a prominent conservative voice in a media culture that is hostile in a way Americans cannot even begin to imagine, here is a worthwhile read by him, Israel Deserves Our Sympathy.

Lemon Lime Moon has a post on The Fight for Europa

"Religion in pagan cultures is mostly superficial. There is no real faith involved . It is, however, a method for gathering and keeping power over the people in an empire Whether it be the Ottoman or the Roman Empire, religion is truly an opiate for the people keeping them in slavery to the government. It necessitates these governments to have a state religion that lends them credibility from "god". In all these cases the religions are counterfeits of the real thing.

Note also the problems Europe is having with unbridled immigration from nations which employ the religion whose symbol is a moon and star. Although Europe hopes for integration, they will find that oil and water do not mix as history has shown. Two world religions vying for dominance and control of the world empire. To gain credibility they both desire control of Europe and its thrones, and Jerusalem, with its religious significance.

And finally on a humorous note via Boker Tov Boulder American Thinker's The Irish Conspiracy

"In many cities entire police and fire departments are stacked with the Irish. The iron fist of paramilitary dominance is exercised every year for all the world to see, as Fifth Avenue in New York City has its center line painted green and the Chicago River flows into Lake Michigan dyed green on St. Patrick's Day, a demonstration of raw power that chills to the bone knowledgeable initiates into the secrets of this cabal. None will ever reveal to the rest of us the dark truths they hide."


Lemon said...

Irish dark secrets?? I resemble that remark being an Irish Jew from way back. Hmmph.
*paints blog green and does step dance in protest*

Keli Ata said...

LOL Lemon. And here's a shamrock shake and green beer for us. Ooo can we mix those?

Lemon said...

Sure we can mix them.
After all I have purim Smicha from YU!! and I say we can do whatever we wish when the mood strikes us K. A.!!
Hoists a green one.. salutes her with toast..
"May those that love us , love us. And for those who dont love us, may G-d turn their hearts to love us.
And if he doesnt turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles so we will know them by their limping"
Bail ó Dhia ort(G-d bless you)

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