Wednesday, October 14, 2009

2000 Years of Christian Anti-Semitism Led To Holocaust/Shoah

Anti-Semitism my dear children is a horror visited upon the world by The Christian Churches and the New Testament which has led to the deaths of millions of Jews to satisfy the unquenchable thirst of these Demonic Haters of Mankind known as Christians.

Believing that only the Soul and the Spirit are of any real importance they see little wrong in the brutalizing, torturing, ripping apart this meaningless flesh and so have become themselves destroyers of WORLDS.
In the latter days other peoples and religions were infested with this virulent disease of the mind known as Anti-Semitism.
From Books of Anti-Revelation of the Ancient Sage Vol. 1 TRANS. GORD.

While reading about the case of Rifqa Bary I have come across a number of articles and blogs etc. which have a definite anti-Islamic tone. Putting aside the story of Rifqa Bary which appears not to be as straightforward as her supporters believe it to be.

For instance as I have talked about is the rabid hateful anti-Islamic narrative that has become more and more mainstream. It is this notion for instance which Glenn Beck and others have that good Muslims every time they speak to a Christian or any of their fellow Americans or anyone else they should begin every conversation condemning terrorist acts of Muslim extremists. Maybe every time an American speaks in public or on TV they should apologize to the world for destroying Iraq or botching things in Afghanistan or for abusing and torturing thousands of prisoners. That'll be the day.But they tell us America has never done anything wrong so that 's a moot point.

Anyway what has popped up again on the internet and elsewhere is this twisted narrative which claims that anti-Semitism was invented and promulgated not by Christians but by Muslims and that anti-Semitism is an essential part of Islam. These critics go further with their revisionist history claiming that the facts are such that Hitler became an anti-Semitic because of being influenced by the Quran and by Muslim leaders in the 1920s and 1930s. Well that's news to any historian who has studied the history of anti-Semitism in Europe and in the history of Western Civilization. So the pogroms and the Holocaust/Shoah are the direct or indirect consequences of the teachings we are told of the Prophet Muhammad.

This is a bit of a stretch and I have said this should not go unchallenged . Anti-Semitism in fact precedes the founding of Islam.Further anti-Semitism was rarely as violent or virulent among Muslims as it was among Christians. For most of the 1400 years of Islamic history there was little anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism did begin to take hold with some Muslims in the 19th century and grew mainly in reaction to the Zionist movement which insisted that in order for the Jewish people to survive as a people they should begin returning to Palestine. This does not mean that Muslims have a right to promulgate anti-Islamic lies and fictitious conspiracy theories about the Jews as the hidden hand behind all that happens in the world. This is just another case of demonizing those whom you believe to be your enemy. They cannot just be mere humans with whom you have a dispute for it easier to kill an a enemy which has been demonized and dehumanized.

Anti-Semitism: 2000 Years of Christian Love"By Vexen Crabtree 2004 Oct 06

Romans Judaism and Christians

3. BCE to 4th Century: The Roman Empire Tolerated Jews Until Christianity Arose

The Roman way was tolerance. They allowed religious groups to order their own internal affairs according to their own religious rules. They allowed most religions to exist alongside each other, with the Emperors having various religious affiliations. Sometimes certain cults and sects were suppressed, sometimes bloodily and violently, but historically there was no other empire so tolerant and accepting of a multitude of religious beliefs as under Roman rule.

As Jewish Christianity arose within Judea, inside the Roman Empire, its fundamentally Jewish beliefs combined with pagan sun worshipping religions such as Mithraism and other Roman influences. Pauline Christianity, which is the Christianity we know, was very similar to Judaism and the original Gnostic Christianity. It was these two close neighbours that Christianity first came to view as its two greatest competitors and enemies; all three had similar beliefs, all three competed for the same types of religious convert. But gnostic Christianity and the priestly castes of Judaism were both peaceful. Pauline Christianity was bloodthirsty.

“After the first century, Christianity also crystallized, and the relations of Judaism and Christianity were wholly hostile and external; as we shall see, Christianity powerfully stimulated anti-Semitism. Throughout the Middle Ages, Jews had no part in the culture of Christian countries, and were too severely persecuted to be able to make contributions to civilisation [...]. It was only among the Muhammedans, at that period, that Jews were treated humanely, and were able to pursue philosophy.”

"History of Western Philosophy" by Bertrand Russell (1946)4

"Within only a few decades of the Crucifixion, many converts to Christianity had already chosen to forget that the four evangelists, the twelve apostles and even Christ himself had been devout and practising Jews", "All that was well done in the Old Testament or that might be interpreted as proof of Messianic authority, the Christians claimed for themselves; the failures and denunciations they allotted to the Jews". The Jews saw the plundering and abuse of their own holy texts and themselves wrote on the life of Jesus. "Christian writers retaliated with hideous accounts of Jewish depravity". "It is here, in the rantings of the early Church Fathers against the Jews, that the first fertile seeds lie buried in the hysterical anti-semitism that was to become so rampant in the Middle Ages.". Quotes taken from "The Medieval Underworld" by Andrew McCall (1979)5.

Even before the Church was the official religion of the Roman Empire, when it was still autonomous, it was producing official anti-Judaism legislation. For example in 306CE "The church Synod of Elvira banned marriages, sexual intercourse and community contacts between Christians and Jews"6.

The aggressive Pauline Christianity gained the upper hand in the 4th century. The Roman Empire became a Christian Empire and under Emperor Constantine from the 4th century "theological diatribes" against the Jews began to appear in law. The first bloodshed was the finalisation of the slaughter of all the gnostics and the destruction and oppression of Judaism. The Roman Empire, once a multicultural tolerant nation became a theocracy ruled by Christian intolerance; and this influence spread through the Roman Empire to all of the Western world. Where Christianity had a stronger foothold, the Jews and non-Christians were persecuted and slaughtered more mercilessly than at any other time.

Due to this "religious fanaticism of such intensity" Jews were forced to live separately, were striped of wealth, belongings and all rights, they were reduced to slavery, ceremonially and regularly dehumanized, scapegoated, humiliated and slaughtered by Christian powers. This intolerance combined with complete enforced ignorance and superstition in all areas of life, resulted in the Dark Ages; that period in the Middle Ages when all of Europe was under the brooding, monstrous shadow of a bloodthirsty, out-of-control, corrupt Christian Church ruled from Rome. Roman Catholicism became most successful and bloodthirsty religion the world has ever known.

“Mixed marriages between Jews and Christians were punished by death. In the Codex Thedosians of the Emperor Theodosius II (408-450), the Jews were forbidden to hold any public office or function or to build new synagogues. Justinian completed this process of discrimination against the Jews in the 6th century by outlawing them altogether with all pagans and 'heretics'.”

"The misery of Christianity - a plea for Humanity without God" by Joachin Kahl (1968)

From Pamela Gellar at Atlas Shrugs celebrating the news that the notorious racist Kert Wilders won an appeal to be permitted to spean in Great Britain.

Wilders Liberated to Travel to UK! Coming to Columbia University Next Week

Geert Wilders won his appeal against the decision barring him from the UK.

"The appeal has been upheld," a tribunal spokeswoman said.

Wilders told AFP he was "very happy".

"It is a victory for freedom of speech," he said in The Hague. "I will now consider if and when I will go to the United Kingdom. I was invited to make a speech to the House of Lords, and I intend to do so."

A Home Office spokesman said the government was "disappointed" by the ruling.

"We are disappointed by the court's decision today. The government opposes extremism is all its forms," he said.

Wilders challenged the Brits on their ban and won! Taking on evil is all in a day's work for the man. Next week he comes to Ahmadinejad's old NY stomping grounds, Columbia University. And Atlas will be there to give you the blow by blow. :)

More on the history of Anti-Semitism In The Catholic Church

A Catholic Timeline of Events Relating to Jews, Anti-Judaism, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust From the 3rd Century to the Beginning of the Third Millennium at Christian Heitage(Sullivan

Prepared by Jerry Darring

c. 240
Origen of Alexandria writes that the Jews "have committed the most abominable of crimes" in conspiring against Christ, and for that reason "the Jewish nation was driven from its country, and another people was called by God to the blessed election"
St. Cyprian writes that the Jews have fallen under the heavy wrath of God, because they have departed from the Lord, and have followed idols
The Council of Elvira decrees that Christians and Jews cannot intermarry, have sexual intercourse, or eat together
Conversation and fellowship with Jews is forbidden to the clergy by the Council of Nicaea
4th century
Christian emperors of Rome decree that Christians converting to Judaism, and Jews obstructing the conversion of other Jews to Christianity, will incur the death penalty; Jews can not marry Christians, or hold public office, or own slaves
c. 380
St. Gregory of Nyssa refers to the Jews as "murderers of the Lord, assassins of the prophets, rebels and detesters of God,... companions of the devil, race of vipers, informers, calumniators, darkeners of the mind, pharisaic leaven, Sanhedrin of demons, accursed, detested,... enemies of all that is beautiful"
c. 380
St. Ambrose calls the synagogue "a place of unbelief, a home of impiety, a refuge of insanity, damned by God Himself"
A mob of Christians, at the instigation of their bishop, looted and burned the synagogue in Callinicum, a town on the Euphrates. The Emperor Theodosius wants those responsible punished and the synagogue rebuilt at the expense of the bishop, but St. Ambrose, the bishop of Milan, pressures him to relent and condone the action
St. Augustine writes: "the Church admits and avows the Jewish people to be cursed, because after killing Christ they continue to till the ground of an earthly circumcision, an earthly Sabbath, an earthly passover, while the hidden strength or virtue of making known Christ, which this tilling contains, is not yielded to the Jews while they continue in impiety and unbelief, for it is revealed in the New Testament. While they will not turn to God, the veil which is on their minds in reading the Old Testament is not taken away... the Jewish people, like Cain, continue tilling the ground, in the carnal observance of the law, which does not yield to them its strength, because they do not perceive in it the grace of Christ"
c. 400
Calling the synagogue "brothel and theater" and "a cave of pirates and the lair of wild beasts," St. John Chrysostom writes that "the Jews behave no better than hogs and goats in their lewd grossness and the excesses of their gluttony"
A group of monks sweep through Palestine, destroying synagogues and massacring Jews at the Western Wall
St. Cyril of Alexandria expels Jews from his city
Jews are required by law to observe Christian feasts and fasts and to listen to sermons designed to persuade them to convert
The synagogue in Constantinople is turned into a church
The Code of the emperor Justinian decrees that in Christian Byzantine society Jews cannot read their sacred books in Hebrew in their synagogues, and the Mishnah and other rabbinic interpretations are banned
The Third Synod of Orléans decrees that Jews cannot show themselves in the streets during Passover Week
Pope St. Gregory the Great decrees that Jews are not to be forced into baptism "lest they return to their former superstition and die the worse for having been born again"
Pope St. Gregory the Great decrees that Jews should not have excessive freedom, but also "in no way should they suffer a violation of their rights"
The Synod of Toledo orders the burning of the Talmud and other books
Pope Stephen IV decries ownership of hereditary estates by "the Jewish people, ever rebellious against God and derogatory of our rites"
c. 830
Agobard, Archbishop of Lyons, writes anti-Jewish pamphlets in which he refers to Jews as "sons of darkness"
c. 937
Pope Leo VII encourages his newly appointed archbishop of Mainz to expel all Jews who refuse to be baptized
c. 1010-1020
In Rouen, Orléans, Limoges, Mainz, and probably also in Rome, Jews are converted by force, massacred, or expelled
The Synod of Narbonne decrees that Christians are not permitted to live in Jewish homes
c. 1070
Pope Alexander II warns the bishops of Spain to prevent violence against the Jews because, unlike the Saracens, they "are prepared to live in servitude"
The Synod of Gerona decrees that Jews must pay the same taxes as Christians to support the church
Pope Gregory VII writes to King Alphonso of Spain telling him that if he allows Jews to be lords over Christians, he is oppressing the Church and exalting "the Synagogue of Satan"
Rüdiger, bishop of Speyer, grants the Jews a charter allowing them to keep Christian servants and serfs, own fields and vineyards, and carry arms
Massacres of Jews takes place in the First Crusade, destroying entire Jewish communities in Mainz, Speyer, Worms, Cologne and other cities. The Jewish chronicler reports: "The enemies stripped them naked and dragged them off, granting quarter to none, save those few who accepted baptism. The number of the slain was eight hundred in these two days." The chronicler Guibert de Nogent reports that the Rouen Crusaders said: "We desire to go and fight God's enemies in the East; but we have before our eyes certain Jews, a race more inimical to God than any other"
Jews are expelled from France, all their property is confiscated, and Christians' debts to them are cancelled with the payment of one-fifth of their value to the treasury
The Third Crusade, led by Richard the Lion-Heart, stirs anti-Jewish fervor and results in the mass suicide of the York Jews in Clifford's Tower on March 16
Jews are allowed to return to France
Pope Innocent III decrees that Jews are to be allowed to worship in their synagogues, they are not to be coerced into baptism, and that Jewish cemeteries are not to be mutilated
The Fourth Lateran Council decrees that Jews are to wear distinctive clothing, and on the three days before Easter they are not to go out in public
The Council of Oxford prohibits the construction of new synagogues
The Council of Narbonne orders Jews to wear a round patch
Jews in France are forbidden to lend money on interest
The Council of Arles orders Jews to wear a round patch
Thirty-four Jews are burned to death in Fulda on a blood-libel charge
The Council of Béziers orders Jews to wear a round patch
Pope Innocent IV defends the Jews: "they are wrongly accused of partaking of the heart of a murdered child at the Passover... Whenever a corpse is found somewhere, it is to the Jews that the murder is wickedly imputed. They are persecuted on the pretext of such fables... they are deprived of trial and of regular judgment; in mockery of all justice, they are stripped of their belongings, starved, imprisoned and tortured"
The Council of Albi orders Jews to wear a round patch
The Council of Arles orders Jews to wear a round patch, but not when traveling
The Synod of Vienna decrees that Christians cannot attend Jewish ceremonies, and Jews cannot dispute with simple Christian people about the Catholic religion
The Synod of Breslau decrees compulsory ghettos for Jews
Pope Clement IV instructs the Franciscans and Dominicans to deal with the "new Christians" who had reverted to Judaism
c. 1270
St. Thomas Aquinas writes that the Jews sin more in their unbelief than do pagans because they have abandoned the way of justice "after knowing it in some way"
Pope Gregory X defends the Jews: "It happens sometimes that Christians lose their children and that the enemies of the Jews accuse them of having kidnaped and killed these children in order to offer sacrifices with their heart and blood, and it also happens that the parents themselves, or other Christians who are enemies to the Jews, hide the children and attack the Jews, demanding of them, as ransom, a certain sum of money, on the entirely false pretext that these children had been kidnaped and killed by the Jews"
Jews in England are forbidden to lend money on interest
The Synod of Ofen decrees that Christians cannot sell or rent real estate to Jews
Jews in France are forbidden to live in the countryside
The Council of Nîmes orders Jews to wear a round patch
The Council of Vienna orders Jews to wear a round patch
Jews are expelled from England and southern Italy
Jews in France are restricted to special quarters of the cities
Jews are expelled from Bern
The Jews of Röttingen, charged with profaning the Host, are massacred and burned down to the last one
The "Shepherds' Crusade." A Christian chronicler records: "The shepherds laid siege to all the Jews who had come from all sides to take refuge... the Jews defended themselves heroically... but their resistance served no purpose, for the shepherds slaughtered a great number of the besieged Jews by smoke and by fire... The Jews, realizing that they would not escape alive, preferred to kill themselves... They chose one of their number (and) this man put some five hundred of them to death, with their consent. He then descended from the castle tower with the few Jewish children who still remained alive... They killed him by quartering. They spared the children, whom they made Catholics by baptism"

and so it goes-Hi Ho,

Monday, May 4, 2009

tom waits -The black rider (magic bullets)- 1

The Black Rider is an album by Tom Waits, released in 1993 on Island Records. The album contains studio versions of songs Waits wrote for the play The Black Rider, directed by Robert Wilson and co-written by William S. Burroughs. The play is based on the German folktale Der Freischütz, which had previously been made into an opera by Carl Maria von Weber.

Enjoy- suitably bizarre

"The Cat Inside" - William S. Burroughs Tribute (1997)

William S. Burroughs - food for thought -

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bruce Springsteen 41 Shots - Culture of Police Violence in America

a song of protest from Bruce Springsteen on American Society & its culture of Police Violence
from Dear Kitty. Some Blog.

March 20, 2009
Protest songs about police and dictators

American Skin (41 Shots) Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 2000

Springsteen’s lament for Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo – shot 41 times by New York City police officers for reaching for his wallet in 1999 – led to the unthinkable: Bruce being booed at Madison Square Garden. The track, recorded for a live E Street reunion record, also marked the moment in which Springsteen was brought back from the critical and commercial wilds to become the documenting voice of modern America, something he confirmed with 2002’s majestic The Rising album. WD

( OriginalYOUTUBE :Embedding disabled by NYPD & the Neocon Trolls let's see how long this version stays up?)

American Amnesia & NY POLICE Anti-Free Speech
If NYPD not guilty why did they fire 41 shots into an unarmed man ???

New York police want to boycott 'the Boss', Martin Kettle in Washington * The Guardian, Tuesday 13 June 2000

His New York concerts have sold out - but Bruce Springsteen certainly hasn't. So much so that the police officers' union wants members to boycott the Boss because of his new song about a police killing.

The song, American Skin, does not mention Amadou Diallo by name. But the repeated line "41 shots" leaves no room for doubt that its subject is the killing of the unarmed West African immigrant by New York police officers in February 1999.

Four white NYPD officers fired 41 shots at Diallo in the entrance to his Bronx block of flats. The four were acquitted earlier this year, after claiming they thought that a wallet the dead man was reaching for was a gun.

As Springsteen and the E-Street Band began a 10-night run in New York last night, the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, the main NYPD union, has urged members to boycott any duties during the concerts and not to attend as paying guests. The president of the Fraternal Order of Police called the singer "a dirtbag".

Springsteen's song, not yet recorded, opens with eight repetitions of the line "41 shots". The chorus runs: "Is it a gun? Is it a knife? Is it a wallet? This is your life. It ain't no secret. The secret my friend, you can get killed just for living in your American skin."

"I happen to like Springsteen," New York police officer Orlando Vega told the New York Daily News yesterday, "but we're trying to work in the community, and him opening up old wounds just makes our jobs more difficult".

Diallo's mother has said she wants to meet Springsteen to thank him for keeping her son's case in the public eye. Since the acquittal, the Diallo killing has largely disappeared from the front pages and has barely figured in the Senate election battle between Hillary Clinton and Rick Lazio.

"The anger is nowhere and nothing is happening," the veteran New York columnist Jimmy Breslin wrote on Sunday. "At the last hour, only Bruce Springsteen comes in to remind this city of its duty never to forget a horror."

take care .

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Flobots- "Handlebars"

Just wanted to share this little ditty by the Flobots

Flobots- "Handlebars"

and here's some verses of my own :

Those Thousand Hour Nights

Those thousand hour nights
twisting the knife in
becoming a spectre
roaming the streets of this desolate city
from 3am til dawn
waiting for a sign
that never comes
feeling absurd
without a friend or lover
without a purpose
just to go on
crawling up the walls
and across the ceiling
and down again
amazed at the creature alone
losing himself in books
on art on poetry
in fantasies walking along the Seine
living in a garret
surrounded by artists and poets and revolutionaries
killing rats for a little nourishment
soon it all fades
ending the facade
so he kills a rat he says out of fear
or out of resentment
why should the rat feel free to come and go
as it pleases -

Take care,

Thursday, January 1, 2009

'Life Put On Pause' For David

First a little musical interlude

Nathalie Cardone Comandante Che Guevara Hasta Siempre

And so another year begins .But it is just an arbitrary distinction of the passing of time. Were you or the world reborn at 12:01 AM. Always hoping this year will be as good as or better.Fearing that moment of joy you felt last night might be your last. Ah but we have our ways to fool ourselves .

Anyway an old friend reminded me how long I have been asleep. He and others have lived whereas I am just doing time fearful of leaving this self-imposed exile. Giving up on a life of winners and losers. A ghostly message stirred inside this sea silicon chips carrying messages from the living and the dead. Just refuse to take part.

so here's some verses for your amusement:
For David

Life Put on Pause
Jan. 1, 2009

I stood out of sight in my garden
building wooden bridges
a zen piece of soil eluded me
still at the center
broken shattered
found lost in a strange country
flesh and bone too much to carry
wandering through labyrinthine forests of clocks
a dead world of gadgets stealing time
haunted and hunted
sitting in nearly deserted cafes
is everyday so slow
on patios overlooking the harbor
monstrous oil rigs
a city on stilts
cruise ships shift gears parking dockside
like cars lined up outside a shopping mall
the plaid shirt he says helps his writing
off to hospital for another 30 days
each day a kick in the guts
watching the minutes tick by
waiting for silence
pitiless and pathetic
days lost to jagged knives
ripping through
mere synaptic rods of lightning
for pleasure for pain
going on a march or two
filling up spaces
as if to stop the swirling seas of stars
Buddha in the mirror mocks every word every move
every thought every dream every nightmare
all the same
pain and pleasure the same
tiresome empty
every moment a new death
reediting memories
decades like waves crashing
days streaming through my little garden
a thousand years sitting on a cushion breathing
frogs on heated electric grills jumping
walking fast to catch myself unawares-

switching channels
peeking inside ten thousand souls
words and images swirling about
broken hearts broken minds broken bones
salivating as their lives crash against rocks
turning away at the last moment
greedily devouring pain and confusion
drinking a million tears
hoping for more
life put on pause
laughter and smiles an accusation
no joy in mudville
as I climb earth's ladder
listening to songs
feeling the singer's pain or joy
in languages I do not understand
drifting around the sun and back again
the Gods have the last laugh
imprisoned in a cell underground
remembering years sitting in cafes
in a sad little city with big dreams for itself
surrounded by a wall of borrowed library books
in The green Bean on Argyle or
cafe Mokka on Brunswick
reading poetry to crowds of a dozen sometimes a hundred
a way to pass the time
escaping on Fridays to the Roadhouse
at the heart of this city
dancing and drinking in the war torn ruins
in the underbelly
where the music sounds like dueling chainsaws
dreaming of Paris Madrid Copenhagen
travelers return telling their tales
imagining I was with them-

staggering through the streets at 3am
crowds emerge in desperation from bars
imagining kerouac bukowski ginsberg
imagining chagall vangogh whistler
lost in sweet absinthe green dreams
drowning the pain in laudanum
too awake for my own good or yours
smoothing the edges
months spent in self imposed exile
taking a vow of silence
driving for years on switch-back mountain roads
til we meet the sky
then meet ourselves on the way back down
as the big hand picks us up
dumps us in this place or that
never where we expected
our desires crushed by fate and chance
on a spinning ball hanging in space
our tasks our gestures empty
seeing the pain in your eyes
I cannot fathom the meaning
as you walk away into the wilderness
so put it on pause
I can stand no more
tossing into the flames the mocking books of his poetry
published once gave him false hope
mere printed words
as if the word filled world could be tamed
beneath the still china blue sky
two doves fly over the wooden arched bridge
as vultures nearby tear at the flesh
of another of the disappeared tossed on a heap of garbage
recycled humanity
as some brutish general breaks down your door at 3am
rewinding to a day on the beach entitled 'Fun in the Sun'
no don't go there
years wandering the halls on a college campus
in a cheap blue uniform
guardian of the silence
fearing one day
finding the apartment rock hard with sharp edges everywhere
the softness becoming razor wire draped across the living room
and you sadly sitting inside
in a moment of despair gone
draping me in a grey burial shroud
with no exit strategy
never preparing for the worse
putting our love on pause
our love and our child both dead
deluded sitting on the cushion twenty years
outside the meditation hall just the darkness of space-

Music For Dave -

Victor Jara

Victor Jara -El Cigarrito

Luchin-Victor Jara

see you around,