Heartsick 157


Sometimes the horror of the abuse of power in the world just seems to close in, and I want to run away from the toil of blogging against it. To rage against the dying of the light is indeed noble; but also energy-sapping, and the light dies anyway.

Where do I begin? Not content with giving over the entire NHS budget to be plundered for private profit, the police service is now being privatised. The use of coercive force against its citizenry is the ultimate sanction of the state and must in a civilised society only be exercised with utmost restraint and control. Of course, in the last twenty years the British and US states have moved fast towards the use of fatal force against foreigners for profit, in their wild embrace of companies of mercenary killers. So while shocking, it is hardly surprising that politicians seek to find profit for their paymasters in use of state force against their own citizens. It makes you wonder whether anything the government can do would be so shocking as to wake the public from the lull of Simon Cowell or the Sun on Sunday. I fear in truth they could shoot asylum seeker children on the streets without the bulk of the population lifting a finger.

Then we have Obama on his knees before AIPAC, accepting his marching orders and promising that the US will participate if Israel decides to attempt to launch Armageddon. Are there no US taxpayers out there, unbesotted by religous fanatacism, who find it humiliating to have their national leader so obviously powerless and crawling before the Israeli lobby? Given that it is the US which funds Israel, and not vice versa, it is all very peculiar. Or is it simply that the US taxpayer funds Israel, but Israel funds US politicians, thus Israel is simply a de facto pimp in the diversion of taxpayers money into politicians’ pockets?

We then have the very largely state owned Natwest Bank increasing mortgage rates on households whose real incomes were already falling, with all the media politely reporting that this is due to higher rates Natwest is having to pay for inter-bank borrowing. Which is to ignore the tens of billions free cash Natwest has received through first bailout then quantitative easing, and their recent access to effectively as much as they wanted from the European Central Bank at just 1%.

I am not a fan of Putin; the real democratic deficit in Russia comes not from the bussing and vote-rigging, without which Putin would have probably scraped over 50% anyway, but in the lack of media access for the opposition and the use of state resources effectively to campaign for Putin. But how different is that from what happens in the UK anyway? How much airtime do voices against the war in Afghanistan get? Or against the bank bailouts?

One cheerful moment, on last night’s Newsnight. Jeremy Paxman actually challenged the Israeli Ambassador, who seemed keen to attack Iran, over Israel’s nuclear weapons. First time in years I heard such a thing on the BBC.

Then when the Israeli Ambassador replied “Israel is not the one threatening to attack other countries” Paxman replied “You just discussed attacking Iran”.

All of which is entirely obvious, but almost totally absent from broadcast media.


157 thoughts on “Heartsick

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  • sadface

    If you and so many others in the political media class hadn’t stayed silent about the fascist coup on September Eleventh 2001, the nazis may not have become so brazen and powerful as they are now. Unfortunately it seems too late to turn back.

  • Vincent Nunes

    Could today prove to be the day?

    “Purim begins in the evening of Wednesday, March 7, 2012, and ends in the evening of Thursday, March 8, 2012. That is the 14th of the Hebrew month Adar.

    What troubles even casual observers of Zionism in action is that Purim 2012 is sandwiched between two potentially catastrophic events for those opposed to World War III. Benjamin Netanyahu will confer with President Obama at the White House on March 5th to discuss an attack on Iran. On March 8th the FBI plan to shutdown and scrub 4 million computers for an alleged DNS virus. You do not have to be paranoid to think that either a war or a false flag Gulf of Tonkin type of attack on an American ship near the Iranian coast would best be staged at a time when the computers of 4 million anti-war and anti-Zionist activists are shutdown.”

    http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/purim-2012-red-alert-fun-for-netabyahu-might-not-be-good-for-you/

  • DownWithThisSortOfThing

    Jews, Christians, Moslems and other religious believers are simply suffering from the world’s only known contagious psychosis.
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    We live in a world where being curious and questioning events is seen as being a “conspiracy theorist” and believing a “conspiracy theory” is being promoted as a mental health issue and yet as the leader of a country you can say “God told me to invade” or “God promised us this land” to justify your crimes against humanity and nobody bats an eyelid let alone drags them off in a straight-jacket.
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    What amazes me is how easy it is to debunk religion and yet, through fear of death or a desire for immortality, perfectly sane and rational people genuinely believe in the ridiculous old claptrap.
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    One example; look at the Old Testament/Torah. The first five books are supposed to have been directly dictated to Moses by God but if you go to the British Museum you can see Sumerian cuneiform tablets, which significantly predate the Biblical era, that contain the exact same flood story as appears in Genesis. Therefore God did not give the story to Moses, he copied it.

  • Mary

    Where are the warmongers and the warmakers? Anything to say? What about the nitwit choirmaster of the Military Wives and their hit Wherever You Are? And the worthies of ROYAL Wootton Bassett? And Blair, Brown and Cameron?

    Speak up! We can’t hear you!
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    7 March 2012
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    Six UK soldiers missing in Afghanistan
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    Six UK soldiers are missing, believed killed, in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.
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    Five from the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment and one from the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment were on patrol when their vehicle was struck by an explosion.
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    If dead, the toll on the British military since 2001 will stand at 404.
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    /…
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17282903

  • craig Post author

    “Where are these good Jews?”. Silly question, I was invited to share the Sabbath Friday meal with one a few weeks ago, and was glad to do so. Jews are no more genetically programmed for good or bad than anyone else.

  • nevermind

    Nobody, when you talk of the uselessness of others, should you not accept your own first? your blog is achieving hate by eulogising about a book that is not available, is that your aim and objective? By generalising and being angry, you are the empty vessel you talk of, your blog is full of emptyness and hate, not something I would want to revisit.
    Your good Jew bad Jew game is naive and without value, not original at all, it shows how little you get round, try jewishvoiceforpeace.org and see how young people are doing something physical, intuitive and active.
    http://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/blog/roane-carey-piece-in-the-nation-on-occupy-aipac

    As always, a great analysis Duncan, thanks.

    If angysoba’s explanation of Obama’s speech is right, then this will make Israel more dangerous, because Netanyahu is clearly in a mess. He’s been told by Dov Weinglass, a hardline zionist, that he wasted 7 years by not communicating with the most agreeable Palestinian administration ever, whilst many young Jews elligible for national service abscond and leave, more of them are leaving Israel than coming to join its population, they are going into exile.
    Add to that the protracted new problems over Gas, as well documented by Oddie, Israel’s assistance/involvement in an unstable Syria, Hezbollah’s current insecurity due to the situation in Syria, the cut throat solutions ( for him as a zionist) required regards settlements, with settlers spitting venom at anyone who dares to move them, they are his main supporters left, in short, everyone is flapping to keep cool at present, every entity is on tenterhooks, now this from Obama… it could be enough to drive Netanyahu into a corner and act like the rat he is, i.e. jump at the next available bandwaggon and/or drive it himself, straight into Iran.

    What I gathered from Obama’s speech is that he would feel obliged to follow and secure his votes, otherwise I can see a Mitt Romney/Rick Santori administration coming in who will not hesitate at all, who will want to get brownie points with the industrial miltary criminals.
    What will it take for those living in tents to march on Washington, who will switch of come dancing and big brother, nothing less to make our politically inept couch potatoes angry.

  • Franz

    Clark
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    “this seems to be a source for Victor Nunes’ snippet about the FBI shutting down four million computers:
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    http://thenewamerican.com/tech-mainmenu-30/computers/10935-fbi-plans-to-shut-down-internet-servers-infected-with-notorious-trojan
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    Something smells of fish about this whole thing. Trojans are as old as the Internet; why are the FBI suddenly setting up their own infrastructure to “combat” them? From other recent developments it is absolutely clear that “they” are planning to pull the plug on the free Internet, along with the rest of the free society. Enjoy them while you can, we’ve only a few months left.

  • Franz

    Sadface:
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    “If you and so many others in the political media class hadn’t stayed silent about the fascist coup on September Eleventh 2001, the nazis may not have become so brazen and powerful as they are now. Unfortunately it seems too late to turn back.”
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    That is unfair. Many have spoken out about what happened that day, but nobody (who mattered) would listen to them. I am still laughed at by intelligent friends for suggesting the 9/11 events were not what they seemed. Most people are in denial about the very possibility. Perhaps Craig is too, or perhaps he prefers not to bring up such an incendiary topic, for which I can’t blame him.

  • Murder most fowl

    I suspect that Akers’s comments to Leveson were a reply to the rather more deliberately prejudicial article by sometime Sun editor Trevor Kavanagh (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4124870/The-Suns-Trevor-Kavanagh-Witch-hunt-puts-us-behind-ex-Soviet-states-on-Press-freedom.html), which is full, as always, of lies (first lie is that it is not the biggest police operation – among many others, the Ipswich Prostitute murder case was larger; another lie is to say that the “crime” was to buy a beer for a copper, rather than paying £80,000 as a retainer).

    “It is important that we do not jump to conclusions!” Tell that to Chris Jefferies. (“Jo Murder, Landlord Held; The strange Mr Jefferies”)

    I thought that Watson’s question to Murdoch about running a Mafia was over the top. Now, I’m not so sure!

  • Jay

    When will the fascists ban porn then?
    Its all our family values under assault

    You got kids?

  • Franz

    Jay: porn will be the last thing they ban. Any kind of arousal makes people pliant and impairs judgment.

  • Mary

    Agree with your comments Franz. And good to see you back here Clark. Really hope that things are better for you since last week.

  • nobody

    Hullo Craig, what?

    Genetic programming? What’s that got to do with anything? Jewish racism is a mindset, a thing that must be instilled. Atzmon was inculcated in it and cast it off. Doubtless it wasn’t easy but it can be done. And should be, frankly. Perhaps you missed the word ‘metaphoric’ there?

    As for someone above calling me useless – spot on! I am useless. In fact I say so in the header of my blog.

    And in regards to hate, it’s true I hate racists. I’ve had some proper knock-down, drag-out fights at my blog and always with racists. And between white supremacists and Jewish supremacists I find it almost impossible to tell ’em apart.

    Hmm… now that I think about it, the difference is that non-supremacist white people don’t get het up when you discuss white racism.

  • Komodo

    @ Mary: We need to cower under our beds in terror of the spectre the Daily Mail raises of the evil Ay-rab Mooslim Eyeranians developing a missile which can reach London with a 1000 megamegaton warhead. Especially as our loyal, charming, transparently honest, benevolent and helpful allies the wonderful Israelis have only had their Shavit missile since 2002 or so…

    http://www.wnd.com/2002/07/14448/

  • A Friend

    Craig,
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    Remember that the darker it gets, the easier it is for _your_ light to be noticed. And we are noticing – thanks to you and hundreds of others of brave individuals, more and more people are seeing through the lies every day. Keep up the great work, and don’t for a second think that you’re not making a difference.
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    Talking of lies, these few links, taken together, paint a fascinating picture of the situation in Syria…
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    http://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/1671459_insight-military-intervention-in-syria-post-withdrawal.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=eFFBx8tp4ls

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=p-DCZxsrt9I

    http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/questioning-syrian-%E2%80%9Ccasualty-list%E2%80%9D

  • guilt-be-yours

    If you want a “revolution” of whatever hue, may I suggest
    a) disengage from the sham of voting
    b) stop using the banks

  • nevermind

    Guilt be yours.
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    How do you bank?
    Have you voted at the last general election?
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    But I do concure with the sentiment, only yesterday I had a laugh and banter with a friend about using the GE to set up an alternative voting booth, inviting people to place their votes into our box, after they voted, as a control mechanism and point of contact with voters.
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    This would not stop postal voting fraud which is vast and it would not stop people turning up pretending to be someone else, as ID is not required to show that you are who you say you are.
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    As for banks, local credit unions are small and not much used, because people who own shares, who once bought what they already owned, they want to make money, hence they frequent high street banks, one sordid reason for voting for the continuation of this mess, they are the ‘have’s’!
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    What would you say to disrupting your favourite TV programmes, providing you own one of these evil timewasting machines like I do, would that get you to try and persuade others of the errors of our way?

  • nevermind

    Komodo, MarkG, et al. Could the Shavit ICBM be fitted with nuclear warheads and fired from a Dolphin class submarine?

    In the irish sea?

  • Mary

    On the scrapheap literally. Poor souls.
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    Remploy planning factory closures
    Remploy is proposing to close 36 of its 54 factories, which could mean compulsory redundancies of more than 1,700 disabled workers.
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17288762
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    ‘Not financially viable’ – Maria Miller MP Minister for Disabled People.
    Shame on her and her crowd.

  • ron

    Only the foolish would adopt a stance on issues against the majority. Same political suicide over and over. If those who wish to change, adopt the average whilst out of power . they can as easily change to their own agenda whilst in power. V. Putin springs to mind as an example.

  • Smeggypants

    Mary you beat me to it 🙂
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2111307/Iran-trying-build-nuclear-missiles-capable-hitting-London-Cameron-warns-MPs.html
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    “Does Cameron think we are ALL stupid?
    Reminiscent of Bliar’s 45 minutes warning in 2003.”
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    Yes he probably does. He thinks we are just cattle. However it’s not ‘us’ he has to convince. All he as to do is convince fellow MPs to vote for the forthcoming British Violence For Zionism in Iran. And given they’ll remember what happened to Robin Cook, they’ll be voting for it.

  • Smeggypants

    @Jabugo
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    Netanyahu Invokes Holocaust and Threats to Americans in Iran AIPAC Speech
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    Yup nothing new. Netanyahu is an insult to the victims of the Holocaust using it as political currency in this manner.

  • angrysoba

    Nobody: As for someone above calling me useless – spot on! I am useless. In fact I say so in the header of my blog.


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    Pfffffft!
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    The obvious point was that you condemn all Jews even those who may think like you do but are unable to change the whole fucking world according to your convenience. So while you can be comfortably – or leisurely – useless Jews are either the cause of all problems or guilty of not preventing problems by being useless.
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    Now, why not just say it, nobody, “I hate Jews!” We all know you mean it but you are too cowardly to admit it. Instead you want to engage in mealy-mouthed crap that you read in Housten Stewart Chamberlain Monthly or whatever it is that you read.

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