Thursday, August 25, 2011

Glenn Beck and Larry Derfner Turn the World Upside Down

August 25, 2011
By Yoel Meltzer
American Thinker

Yesterday I joined a large crowd at Safra Square, Jerusalem's civic center, for the public viewing of Glen Beck's live broadcast in the nearby Old City of Jerusalem.

Although I know very little about either the personal or professional background of Glenn Beck, his recent involvement with Israel has brought him into my orbit. For the last few months I've heard the various accusations and warnings from all corners of the Jewish world -- for some he's a right-wing extremist and fascist while for others his strong Mormon beliefs arouse suspicion.

With these thoughts on my mind I decided, following Dudu Fisher's stirring rendition of Israel's national anthem "Hatikvah," to just sit back and hear the man talk. As it turns out, I wasn't disappointed.

For starters, the claims that the man is an extremist or fascist regarding his views on Israel are absolute nonsense. It was obvious to anyone who was there yesterday that the man was just speaking the clear, direct and honest truth. Having said that, in a world that has been heavily influenced by a biased and skewed projection of Israel in large sections of both the mainstream western media and the academic world, and where hypocrisy rules the day as Israel is routinely singled out and condemned by the international community, it should come as no surprise that Beck's words concerning Israel are difficult for certain people to digest.

Regarding the second apprehension, although I don't claim in any way to be a psychologist it seemed clear to me that his concern for Israel and the Jewish people is genuine and not part of some ulterior religious mission.

As the secular Israeli teenagers sitting behind me repeatedly shouted "ha-ish gadol!" ("the man is great!"), I kept thinking to myself "why don't we have any Jewish leaders that speak this way?"

With these thoughts still fresh in my mind, I was forwarded this morning an article called The awful, necessary truth about Palestinian terror from the blog of Larry Derfner, a columnist for the Jerusalem Post. Already known as a far left-wing columnist, in this article Derfner simply went over the edge.

Never mind his preoccupation with the so-called Israeli "occupation". This is nothing new, even if I don't agree with him or anyone else on this issue. In fact, I actually welcome opposing views and I'm always happy to discuss the issues. Derfner, however, does the unthinkable, taking his beliefs to another level in order to justify the Arab murder of Israelis. He writes:

"Whoever the Palestinians were who killed the eight Israelis near Eilat last week, however vile their ideology was, they were justified to attack. They had the same right to fight for their freedom as any other unfree nation in history ever had."

Such statements, even from a hard-core Israeli leftist, are quite shocking. In comparison Yossi Sarid, the former leader of the far-left political party Meretz and harsh critic of Israeli presence in Yesha, never advocated Arab violence against Jews and only supported active civil revolt against what he considered the illegal Israeli occupation. Or even former prime minister and current defense minister Ehud Barak, who made the supremely foolish and irresponsible statement during a 1998 interview -- "If I were a Palestinian at the right age, I would have joined one of the terrorist organizations at a certain stage" -- never actually condoned the Arab murder of Israelis.

Thus Derfner's comments are both shocking and disturbing. But in a world turned upside down it shouldn't come as a surprise when Glenn Beck, the non-Jew, is criticized by some Jews for being too pro-Israel while Larry Derfner, the Jew, writes for a mainstream Jewish newspaper despite the fact that he condones the Arab murder of Jews.

Why the birds and bees are dying

August 25, 2011
Brasscheck TV

The EPA knows, but they’re not telling.

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, our corporation controlled government amazes with the depths of its depraved corruption.

One of the most important news items we’ve ever run.

Share this one please – widely.

Will we ever see it in the mass media?

Not unless we agitate.

The US Government's agenda to lobotomize the majority of Americans

We Love Freedom! Wait, What’s Freedom?

August 25, 2011
Jeff Berwick, The Dollar Vigilante

The US Government’s agenda to lobotomize the majority of Americans has been an unequivocal success.

Americans now live in one of the world’s least free prison camps yet when asked they will tell you they live in the land of the free and, on top of that, they are attacking and occupying countries who did nothing to them because “they hate us for our freedom”!

They’ve been indoctrinated all of their formative years in mandatory children concentration camps (public schools or private, government regulated schools) and the Government and Federal Reserve has destroyed the economy to the point that it is the rare mother who actually stays home with her kids. Mom and Dad are both out working because they can’t afford not to. And even if they can, the government promotes “women’s liberation”, which like all government programs, means the opposite of what it is called – and Mom works a full day before returning home exhausted and then giving her kids another few hours of brainwashing via television to complete the full day of programming. They even call it that right to their face… “we now return to your regularly scheduled programming”. It’s okay, no one ever figures it out. Read More

Levin: The Obamas love living like a king and a queen

This guy expresses my
outrage like nobody else.

Levin..."This president is a joke."

August 25, 2011
The Right Scoop

Mark Levin blasts the President and the First Lady for ‘living it up’ on the taxpayer dole all the while rubbing it in our faces. This is all based on a report by the Daily Mail that the First Lady has spent over 10 million of taxpayer money on her vacations (via Daily Caller):

They talk a good game about the little people. They talk a good game about the average family, the middle class. ‘I wanna help this group, I wanna help that group.’ What they are is power hungry. They love living like a king and a queen. And they’re arrogant about it. They’re rubbing our noses in it. That’s why people are getting pissed off!