7 Nov 2017

Sexual Harassment Witch Hunt

Bettina Arndt: Bettina and Andrew Bolt talk about why #MeToo is bringing out the worst in women.

Britain’s Disgrace

By Abdel Bari Atwan: Nothing could make a bigger mockery of Britain’s and the West’s claims to be champions of justice and human rights than Prime Minister Theresa May’s insistence on officially celebrating the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, and inviting her Israeli counterpart Binyamin Netanyahu to join the festivities.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, a longstanding supporter of international justice and opponent of racism and war, did the honourable thing by refusing to take part in the commemoration. The Balfour Declaration needs to be renounced and condemned rather than celebrated, for it laid the foundations for one of the grossest injustices in modern history. The document and its authors bear responsibility for the dispossession and uprooting of an entire people, and for the succession of wars and massacres that followed in the region whose victims number in the tens of millions, and whose blood is still continuing to be shed today.

Yes, Britain is culpable for this historic injustice.  And its current government is doubly culpable for shamelessly embracing this injustice and insisting that the government which issued this duplicitous declaration was right, while lacking the moral courage to express the slightest regret or utter a word of apology to its Arab victims and especially the Palestinian people.

Man Imprisoned For Staring At Someone

"We have finaly reached peak 1984!"
6oodfella: Dear Lord, send me an American angel who has a spare mansion they can give me and get me away from this nightmare.

A Lesson In Jewish PR

By Gilad Atzmon: Towards the end of my most recent book,  Being in Time - a Post Political Manifesto, I elaborate on Jewish controlled opposition strategies.  I contend that when Jews detect that that something associated with them has become problematic they quickly form satellite dissent movements: they are first to oppose themselves. When Capitalism was identified as a Jewish problem, Marx was first to offer a coherent alternative. Once Palestine emerged as an acknowledged Jewish problem, a Jewish solidarity industry (JVP, IJAN,  Mondoweiss, IJV) formed to dominate the opposition discourse on Israel. The intellectual debate on Zio-con immoral interventionist wars has been reduced into an internal Jewish debate between Sam Harris and Noam Chomsky. I expect soon we’ll see Jews leading the fight against sexual predatory behaviour in Hollywood and beyond. None of this is necessarily conspiratorial. It is normal for people to be embarrassed by members of their tribe who are associated with bad and criminal behaviour.
The documentary, Independent Jewish Voices: 100 Years After Balfour, is a fascinating window into the world of Jewish controlled opposition.

The Final Front In The War On Men

By Kathy Gyngell: This is the sex scandal that isn’t. But it is destabilising our government and making us look like navel-gazing idiots abroad. Scour as they may through the spate of hyped-up ‘misconduct’ allegations, the one ingredient foreign commentators won’t find is sex.
No law-breaking, no putting the nation’s security at stake – unlike the time a seductive 19-year-old ‘model’ had a simultaneous affair with Britain’s Secretary of State for War and a Russian naval attaché in a scandal which gripped the nation to its atonement ending.
No wonder they say they don’t understand Britain any more. In the past, a sex scandal demanded that a married minister had consorted with a call-girl, had an illegitimate child or, at the very least, had a penchant for wearing a Chelsea football club strip during romantic moments (as conjured up by Max Clifford, that is) to steal the headlines and lead to a ministerial resignation or sacking. Lying mattered. But so, too, did remorse and reparation. Yet a distinction was still drawn between private and public life.
Cecil Parkinson’s extra-marital affair with his secretary, which resulted in a child, was not condoned. But it did not, in Mrs Thatcher’s view, bar him from office.

"Explosive" Leaked Secret Israeli Cable Confirms Israeli-Saudi Coordination To Provoke War

By Tyler Durden: Early this morning, Israeli Channel 10 news published a leaked diplomatic cable which had been sent to all Israeli ambassadors throughout the world concerning the chaotic events that unfolded over the weekend in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, which began with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's unexpected resignation after he was summoned to Riyadh by his Saudi-backers, and led to the Saudis announcing that Lebanon had "declared war" against the kingdom. 
The classified embassy cable, written in Hebrew, constitutes the first formal evidence proving that the Saudis and Israelis are deliberately coordinating to escalate the situation in the Middle East. 
The explosive classified Israeli cable reveals the following:
  • On Sunday, just after Lebanese PM Hariri's shocking resignation, Israel sent a cable to all of its embassies with the request that its diplomats do everything possible to ramp up diplomatic pressure against Hezbollah and Iran.
  • The cable urged support for Saudi Arabia's war against Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen.

Social Construction Of Sexual Culpability In Classical Arabic Poetry

An extraordinary work of classical Arabic literature from early eleventh-century Baghdad subtly critiques the sexual oppression of men. The towering, central figure of this work is the eminent littérateur Abū al-Qāsim. He has strong, independent sexuality like that widely celebrated for women in high-income countries today. Despite his great literary sophistication, Abū al-Qāsim himself, like the leading fourteenth-century Welsh poet Dafydd ap Gwilym, internalized the social construction of men’s sexual culpability.
At a lavish, elite banquet, Abū al-Qāsim celebrated the vibrancy and dynamism of his penis. After asking a professional singer to play music for a specific Arabic poetic meter, Abū al-Qāsim jumped up and began to dance and recite poetry. He poetically exulted:

The hardness of the prick and the softness of the shit
In the ass: the two together are what please me

O affliction, O the evil of my luck — but how
Sweet are the two to me when they get together

My prick’s insistence has refused to
Waver in its versatility in fucking

Cryptocurrency Taking Russia By Storm?

Max and Stacy ask whether the cryptocurrency boom has arrived in Russia. And, if so, what this means. In the second half Max continues his interview with market practitioner and research associate at the Levy Institute, Marshall Auerback. They discuss the alleged Trump market boom and the US economy.