Friday, August 02, 2013
An Imaginary Village invented by Real Bigots
Just as a unicorn is a legendary creature existing only in fairy stories, so are many ‘Palestinian’ villages. But this reality doesn’t stop malign agenda-driven groups from using fantasy as a stick with which to beat Israel, and in the process pulling the wool over the eyes of many well-intentioned, but naïve and uninformed, people.
Prime examples of two such groups are Australian Friends of Palestine and GetUp. So it comes as no surprise that the former used the vehicle of GetUp to petition Foreign Minister Carr – himself no great supporter of Israel – to help save a village they falsely claim belonged to Palestinians from time immemorial.
The Petition claims:
“The Israeli Civil Administration in the Occupied West Bank of Palestine has distributed maps of locations /areas in Susiya, near Hebron in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Fifty one (51) structures are included indicating that demolition is likely to occur in the very near future, the exact date to depend on the result of an appeal to the courts. If demolition takes place, not only it will more than 100 people be displaced and made homeless, but community buildings funded through international aid programmes, may be demolished. These include a clinic funded by Action Aid Australia, as well as solar panels, shop, a community center, a structure used to store sheep’s milk prior to sale, granaries and shelters for sheep and chickens.”
The source for their information is B’tselem, which, under the guise of human rights, uses foreign government funding to advance their political agenda, thereby undermining the democratic process. For example, in 2011, 72% of donations to B’Tselem came from foreign government entities.
Naftali Balanson, of NGO Monitor reports:
”These political NGOs are also active in promoting false allegations of “war crimes” and “racial discrimination,” which are uncritically repeated by the international media, European diplomats, and UN officials, as part of demonization campaigns…Israeli NGOs also benefit from the misleading label of “civil society” groups in order to advance the Durban Strategy based on delegitimisation campaigns targeting Israel. As with the Goldstone report, the Israeli NGO network was central in the UN’s politicized report on settlements.”
Journalist Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu writes
“The latest chapter in the Palestinian Authority’s re-invention of history is taking place in Susiya … less than half an hour from Be’er Sheva, the capital of the Negev.
The Arab strategy: An Arab family erects a tent, illegally, near the archaeological site of the ancient town of Susiya. As time passes, the tent becomes a makeshift structure, which expands into several structures. With the support of extreme left-wing activists, the ‘ancient’ town of ‘Palestinian Susiya’ is invented. This makes for a great human interest story, but for one setback – the ‘ancient Palestinian Susiya’ never existed. It shows up on no records.”
Until 1983, when Jews returned to the area after a 1,500 year exile, none of the land in the area was registered as owned by anyone. Nor, when the Jews established Susiya, did Arabs live there or in the ruins of the old Jewish city of Susiya, uninhabited since the 6th century. It was only when the Civil Lands Authority issued stop-work orders against projects funded by the EU intended to support Palestinian Authority claims to land where they never lived, that the left-wing movements and the Palestinian Authority reinvented history, claiming-
“The Palestinian village of Khirbet [ruins of] Susiya has existed in the South Hebron Hills at least since the 1830.”
The International Solidarity Movement claims: “The residents of Susiya include more than 30 families, who were all evacuated from their homes in the old Susiya village and forced to relocate 200 meters to the southeast, in 1986,”
It is a lie. They never lived there, not in 1830 and not in 1986 and not in 1996.
Pakistani racism in England
An Asian amateur footballer has been sent to prison for subjecting a referee to a 20-minute racist rant as he was being sent off. Wasar Ahmed, 23, told Ian Fraser: ‘I’m going to break every white bone in your white face.’
As other players and spectators looked on in shock, Ahmed raged: ‘I’m going to burn your white house down and kill your wife and kids – I know where you live. I’m going to come and find your house.’
After the game finished, Ahmed stood near to Mr Fraser’s car and stared at him as he got in.
He was arrested soon after when the referee, who has 30 years' experience in officiating at matches, went to a police station and made a formal complaint to officers and the East Lancashire Football League.
Mr Fraser, 48, told police he had 'never known anything like it before, felt intimidated and was left extremely shocked.' He said he feared further trouble because of the threats.
At Burnley Crown Court, jobless Ahmed, from Burnley, admitted causing racially aggravated harassment, alarm or distress and was jailed for eight weeks after a judge said referees were entitled to protection from badly behaved footballers.
After the case Mr Fraser, a father-of-two, of Barrowford, Lancashire, said: 'I think this sentence has to be a deterrent to other sports people who abuse match referees and then assume they can get away with it.
'I am very thick-skinned but there was no way anyone could tolerate this - especially when someone launched into the threats he made against me and my family.
'Someone having a verbal attack at me is normally off the cuff but this went on for so long and it was coming from a young lad who was vile in what he was saying. I just can’t believe he would go to such length all for a game of football.
'I have been refereeing since I was 16 and I’ve played an awful lot of football but I’ve never heard anything as bad as what he was saying. 'Referees should be respected but if people see the Premier League players swearing at referees then it cascades down to matches at amateur level likes ours.'
The incident took place last December when Mr Fraser was referring a match between Daneshouse FC and Prairie Utd. Striker Ahmed, who played for Daneshouse, became angry when he felt Mr Fraser should have acted over a throw-in during the match.
The referee, who was being paid £22 to referee the match, asked him for his name. But Ahmed refused and swore again instead calling him 'mother f**ker' and telling him to 'f**k off.'
In court Miss Silvia Dacre, prosecuting, said Mr Fraser had to get Ahmed’s name from his team manager, after refusing to re-start the match until he was given it. She said Ahmed remained on the edge of the pitch and threatened Mr Fraser who said the game would not start again until the player was removed.
Ahmed later said he could not remember exactly what he said but admitted he had lost his temper.
It was also revealed he was in breach of a 32 weeks suspended prison term for assault.
Defence lawyer Richard Taylor said: 'The defendant doesn’t dispute that he lost it. He was upset and frustrated and says he had let his team mates down. He was very sorry and he regretted that. 'He accepts that his behaviour was very poor - but I do believe he’s learned his lesson.'
Judge Graham Knowles QC told Ahmed: 'This was a quite outrageous, deeply offensive profoundly unpleasant attack on a man who was just doing his best as a referee. He and others are entitled to protection.
'This incident went on for 20 minutes or so and you had opportunities to calm down and at the very least not make things worse - but you made it worse.'
Ken Inkle, chairman of the East Lancashire Football League, added: 'I can’t remember any incident like this ever taking place on the pitch in our league. Daneshouse FC have now withdrawn from the league, which was probably for the best.'
The decayed standards of modern life in Britain
Ambulance services have 'blacklisted' certain households and paramedics are told to wait outside until police turn-up if they fear they will be attacked.
The London Ambulance Service has a register of 226 addresses where staff are believed to be at risk of physical violence while the North East has a list of 236 properties.
Greater Manchester Ambulance service confirmed it had a similar register - although it couldn't confirm numbers - and West Midlands said there were some cases where police back-up would be sent.
Campaigners said the inhabitants only had themselves to blame if their health deteriorated while ambulances waited outside.
But there are concerns that children and other innocent patients living at the addresses who needed urgent medical help could be put at risk.
John Lister, of London Health Emergency, which campaigns against hospital closure and for improved NHS care said: 'I don't think it's fair for people to abuse ambulance workers. 'If there is a record of that I don't see any reason not to take it seriously.
'There is a risk that patient's care is being affected by the people in the building, but then why should we expect ambulance staff to put themselves at risk?
'If there are 200 addresses in London then it doesn't sound like it is a widespread problem.
'The ambulance staff take a lot of chances for us generally and I don't see any reason not to believe them if they say there is a problem.'
Figures obtained from a Freedom of Information request showed that London Ambulance Service have 226 addresses on their 'at risk' register of which 32 are in Leytonstone, East London. [A minority area]
The North East Ambulance Service has previously said it has 236 homes on a similar list where ambulances will not attend without police back-up.
Athar Khan, operations manager at the London Ambulance Service , said: 'It alerts the staff before they get to the address of the risk factors and actions they might need to take.
'We take things into consideration. The address, the name of the individual and the physical location.
'The diagnosis given in terms of illness and the access to that property whether we can get in quickly and get out quickly.'
Figures show that around 163 staff across the NHS are attacked by patients or relatives every day.
There are now around 60,000 assaults a day, a three per cent increase on the previous 12 months.
Paramedic Leo Nakhimoff was hit in the head and arm with a fence panel, after he and two colleagues went to treat a drunk patient who had collapsed in a relative's garden, in January last year.
He said police officers who were called to help were attacked and injured, along with another paramedic.
'When you're going about your daily job treating patients you don't expect to get attacked with a fence post - it was completely unprovoked.' He said.
'It affected me quite badly at the time and I questioned whether I wanted to continue working as a paramedic. It's now at the back of my mind when I get called to similar incidents.
'At the end of the day, we're here to help people and we don't want to be in fear of being attacked.'
MEDIA LEAVES OUT ONE IMPORTANT POLITICALLY INCORRECT FACT ABOUT DETROIT
Detroit recently became the largest city in American history to declare bankruptcy. The production envy of the world a mere 50 years ago, Detroit has become a dying, fourth-world hellhole. There are many reasons being bandied about by talking heads and propagandists in the mainstream media for Detroit’s collapse. They always leave out one politically incorrect fact.
Predictably and laughably, liberals are blaming conservative governance in Detroit even though Detroit has not had conservative leadership since Jimmy Hoffa was getting fitted for his concrete shoes. On the other side, conservatives are blaming liberal, big-government policies for Detroit’s bankruptcy. While liberals are completely wrong, as usual, conservatives don’t have the guts to tell the rest of the story about Detroit’s 50 year collapse. Why? Because most conservatives are self-incarcerated in the prison of political correctness and have not the fortitude to break the chains that silence them from speaking the entire truth.
So what is the truth about Detroit that has conservatives petrified to mention? Detroit is 82.7% black and, since 1967 has elected radical, anti-white, corrupt leaders. Blacks in Detroit, like blacks in America, are far below normal achievement measurements while committing out-of-control crimes.
George Will came close to breaking his PC chains today on ABC’s This Week show when he said:
“Can’t solve the problems because the problems are cultural. You have a city, 139 square miles. You can graze cattle in vast portions of it. Dangerous herds of feral dogs roam in there. You have 3 percent of fourth graders reading at the national math standards. Forty-seven percent of Detroit residents are functionally illiterate. Seventy-nine percent of Detroit children are born to unmarried mothers. They don’t have a fiscal problem, Steve. They have a cultural collapse.”
Say it, George! Come on, I dare you! Who has a cultural collapse? Which culture? Must be the 7% cracka population.
And as expected, liberals immediately feigned shock and offense that Will even hinted that black voters are responsible for electing corrupt black leaders who have killed Detroit over the past 50 years. Libtard extraordinaire Kathleen vanden Heuvel said:
“I find that really insulting to the people of Detroit. I think there’s a serious discussion about the future of cities in a time of deindustrialization. But in many ways, Detroit has been a victim of market forces, and I think what Steve [Ratner] said is so critical. Retirees and workers should not bear this. And it should not be about greedy public unions and fiscal responsibility.”
Oh no! Let’s not insult the morons who elected white-hating, corrupt morons by telling the truth about their moronic actions! Why, that’s racist!
Let’s face it, Detroit is bankrupt and destroyed because producers (mostly white) started the exodus from Detroit after the 1967 race riots when they saw they were no longer welcome or safe there. Generation after generation of black corruptocrats were elected by black government dependents and took their piece of the Detroit pie before going off to prison. Businesses left after they found they couldn’t hire productive employees. To be fair, offshoring of jobs didn’t help Detroit but blame that on corrupt labor unions. Those people called “workers” could be found in other states and countries where businesses didn’t have the same stifling government and union restrictions placed on them. Labor unions are just as dangerous as big government. Both are the creation of corrupt liberals.
The majority of the residents in Detroit are pitiful and pathetic. Completely at the mercy and dependence of producers. How can any city expect prosperity when half the adult population is illiterate? Here’s what happens:
There are many liberal cities in America who don’t come close to the fiscal malfeasance, crime, violence, etc of Detroit. Madison, Wisconsin, Austin, Texas, Pittsburg, PA to name a few. So it’s not all liberal cities that are collapsing. Just those with a majority black population. But because conservatives refuse to speak the entire truth, one has to look to blogs for the truth. But that’s nothing new.
Black people in Detroit will never better their surroundings as long as the government is there to ensure their sustenance through welfare, food stamps, Section 8, etc. Americans, all Americans, must be allowed to work or starve again. Fear and hunger is a fantastic motivator. Government programs have imprisoned much of black America and sapped their ambition, self-pride, self-reliance, responsibility, while destroying the black family. The results are as ugly as they were predictable.
There is no shame in being born into poverty but there should be great shame in not working to move out of it. Government welfare programs will not raise anyone from poverty but will chain them there. There is not one thing wrong in working in fast-food or cleaning. If one works hard, they will eventually move to the next level. Sure, they may never be rich (or they may be) but they will have the pride of knowing they have made it on their own.
Black people in Detroit will never better themselves while they are protected by the shield of political correctness. The PC concept that black people can never be criticized for any reason is ridiculously stupid. And dangerous. The people of Detroit should elect leaders who will look around and ask how Detroit got to where it is now? They must question what must be done to rise above it? And then they must, for the first time in the lives of many, start working on what will rebuild Detroit from the ashes of political correctness and liberal politics.
AWD has very little faith that this will happen because America under Obama is following the same path of Detroit. Liberals, nor Republicans (but I repeat myself), will ever shut off the spigot of Obama government money until there is none left to spread around. Then the rebuilding process can begin.
Big government and labor unions destroy everything they touch. Neither will be part of the equation that will return America to prosperity. Once both are dead and gone, Americans will return to doing what we do better than anyone in the world….create wealth.
And political correctness must be sent to the trash can of history….just like Detroit.
Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.
American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of other countries. The only real difference, however, is how much power they have. In America, their power is limited by democracy. To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges. They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did: None. So look to the colleges to see what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way. It would be a dictatorship.
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