Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Monday, July 26, 2004

vale, michael prior...

"Father Michael Prior worked tirelessly for over 20 years of his life to expose the racism, false favoritism, deception, and blatantly 'unJesuslike' core assumptions of the theology of Christian Zionism." >> more >>

the olga document...

...A group of Israeli intellectuals, academics and activists has published the following document:
* The State of Israel was supposed to grant security to Jews; it has created a death-trap whose inhabitants live in constant danger, the likes of which is not experienced by any other Jewish community;

* The State of Israel was supposed to tear down the walls of the ghetto; it is now constructing the biggest ghetto in the entire history of the Jews;

* The State of Israel was supposed to be a democracy; it has set up a colonial structure, combining unmistakable elements of apartheid with the arbitrariness of brutal military occupation.
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Sunday, July 25, 2004

what would dr seuss say...

The Whos down in Whoville liked people a lot,
But the Grinch in the White House most certainly did not.
He didn't arrive there by the will of the Whos,
But stole the election that he really did lose.
Vowed to "rule from the middle," then installed his regime.
(Did this really happen, or is it just a bad dream?)

He didn't listen to voters, just his friends he was pleasin'
Now, please don't ask why, who knows what's the reason.
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Saturday, July 24, 2004

u.s. middle east policy must change...

Jim Lobe's article is worth a read.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

victims become perpetrators...

"By launching a 'war on terror' after 11 September 2001, America made a tragic mistake." says George Soros.

"The country must now learn a different lesson: fighting terror by creating more innocent victims perpetuates the cycle of violence, creates a permanent state of war, and corrodes the open society that wages it."   Read the complete article here >>>

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

oops, I've lost my balance...

It's been pointed out that I'm presenting an unbalanced outlook. Well, I am unbalanced. Along with a whole lot of people, 9/11 and the U.S. killing spree that followed has unbalanced me. However, it's been said I was unbalanced before that, so let's say I'm now even more unbalanced. What's a poor little platypus to do?

I see globalisation as a huge evil money machine that will in the end create a very small elite of super-rich who will be serviced by a middle class mesmerised by consumerism, Big Media and religion whilst billions will be left destitute and without voice. And this unstoppable machine will strip the planet bare of resources and pollute it terminally. I see US-controlled institutions as the main architects of globalisation. And they'll call it "economics driven democracy".

I see the "war on terror" as a monstrous deception waged to disguise US intimidation of the globe whilst it installs globalisation. And Israel has jumped on that bandwagon to crank up its war crimes in Palestine. Yes, Islam has gone mad, but decades of Western interference, meddling and exploitation had driven them close to the brink, and now globalisation presents them with an upcoming fait accompli they find utterly unacceptable.

I assert there would be very little Islamic/Palestinian terrorism if the Israelis pulled out of Gaza and the West Bank and if the US got out of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and anywhere else where they are unwelcome. But that's just not going to happen. Nor is it going to happen that those who are dominated, subjugated and terrorised by these two "democracies" will desist from staging "terrorist" reprisals. Dialogue will not be seen as an option.

"Anti-terrorism" laws will be written and used to silence dissent against the U.S., Israel, globalisation, and anything else which The Machine feels threatened by. We will be told we are "inciting hatred or insurrection", "giving comfort to the enemy" or that mass demonstrations are too much of a "security risk". Welcome to the end of democracy.

And you think your vote will be allowed to change this? Dream on, suckers! I'm cynical and depressed. But here's the question: Am I cynical and depressed because of what I see, or do I see it that way because I'm cynical and depressed? More Prozac, anyone?

Monday, July 19, 2004

ariks responds...

To the previous blog item, Ariks responded with:
Sick nazis like you Gerry will burn in hell, hahahahaha! The Jews don't ask you for advice. Deal with it! We're not going to burn in the ovens anymore, we'll kill you first!
Well, Ariks, is one automatically a Nazi if one points out the blatantly obvious racism present in the teachings of _some_ rabidly extreme forms of Zionism? You apparently fail to see that it is _their_ teaching that is not far removed from Hitler's attitudes towards race. And you call _me_ a Nazi? Have you got any rational comments to make or is frothing at the mouth the best you can do?

Read Israel Shahak's works for starters. Then do a Google search on "jews against zionism" and read what many Jewish rabbis have to say. In case you haven't understood what I've said, I accept and support the existence of an Israel bounded by the Green Line. So in that sense I'm not anti-Zionist.

Logic dictates that you've got to get your murdering, land-thieving friends out of Gaza and the West Bank _before_ you can realistically expect any decline in "terrorism" being waged against Israelis. And if you think it will stop when you kill Arafat you don't understand the first thing about what motivates a Palestinian suicide bomber. Sounds to me like militant Zionists have a death wish. They provoke, in the extreme, people to kill them and when they do they scream bloody murder. Don't you think that's a bit hypocritical (and suicidal), Ariks?

By the way, I have as much distaste for neo-Nazis and other racist groups as I have for those Zionists who hold racist views. I have a distaste for all forms of racism.

Waiting for Ariks's (or anyone else's) rational comment...

Saturday, July 17, 2004

the chosen people...

Zev commented on an earlier blog post>:
You have a poor understanding of religion and the notion of a "chosen people" in Judaism. I did not expect better, but it is disheartening that so many feel the way you do without bothering to learn more about what they condemn.
That's a valid comment Zev, so I thought I'd make the issue a new blog item:

I notice Zev didn't leave any comments in my article titled "Understanding Zionism Pt1" in which I use quotes from Jewish writers referring to the "chosen people" issue.

Perhaps Zev's disappointment regarding any ignorance on my part should be taken up with them, and maybe they can give him answers. If after familiarising himself with the works of these writers Zev (or anyone else) would like to publish a brief article in this blog (perhaps with links back to other sources) refuting these writers' statements, I would have no problem with that. After all, I do want this blog to be interactive and open.

So you've now got three ways to interact: Comments (public), email (private), and now also the opportunity to submit your own articles (via email) to this blog.

So go for it, people, give your views on how the "chosen people" issue should be seen.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

the US - friend or foe?

"(The Australia-U.S. alliance) may have made sense during the Cold War, but in the 'war on terror' the alliance is a dangerous thing" writes Shahram Akbarzadeh.  
Read the complete article here >>>

another soldier sees the light...

Chris White, ex-marine sergeant, has some //very interesting// things to say about how soldiers are brainwashed.

is howard committing fraud?

According to ABC Lateline, in 1996 Howard accused Keating of fraud for spending $9 million of taxpayers' money on election ads.
This year Howard is spending $123 million of taxpayers' money on election ads. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say n'more. Know what I mean?

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

chomsky: doctrines and visions...

Chomsky's article in Zmag titled "Doctrines And Visions: Who Is To Run The World, And How?" is worth a read. Here's a snippet:
"the Bush Administration's National Security Strategy, which declared the intention to dominate the world for the indefinite future and to destroy any potential challenge to US domination."
In 1936, when Hitler's megalomania was becoming apparent, smart people fled Germany. But how do you flee the planet? We need politicians that are prepared to stand up to them, not toadies!

Vote carefully, this may be the last time you'll get the chance...

Thursday, July 08, 2004

pax... relax...

Emails. There have been emails... Seems I need to inform you that I do not condone suicide bombers. Nor do I condone cluster bombers, American bombers, Israeli bombers, or bombers of any kind whatsoever. Have we got that clear now boys and girls? Good.

Monday, July 05, 2004

how to build a terrorist magnet...

So, on Ground Zero, as the Americans have labelled it, we now have the unveiling of plans to build an even taller building. In fact, THE WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDING!!!!
Why does that look to me like a testosterone-charged ambition? Why does that look to me like an invitation to al Qaeda to have a go?

I look at it this way: The U.S. will have about two years to build this phallic symbol.
Al Qaeda will have about two years to plan how to enlimp this U.S. erection. If I was a gambler I wouldn't be putting my money on the U.S. And I'd never feel comfortable being up in that building.

I guess they'll take me to Guantanamo Bay now...