Red Brown Green
Posted to YouTube – 7/10/2014.
The massive Gaza protests this year, organized by the Workers World Party, were about promoting antisemitism rather than concern for Palestinians. These protests excluded Arab voices so they could be free to demonize Israel. Worldwide, almost each time Syrian Palestinians brought a Free Syrian flag to protests, they were met with harassment, and, in some cases, violence. As one Palestinian woman from the Yarmouk Ghetto of Syria said, “We have been used.”
Antisemitism has been used to silence non-Jewish activists opposed to Russia and Iran.
http://www.cija.ca/antisemitism/rising-antisemitism-1/ – 10/21/2014.
http://www.cija.ca/antisemitism/rising-antisemitism-2/ – 10/22/2014.
Red Brown Green
Red = Soviet, post-Soviet, Putinesque neo-feudal Russia.
Brown = New Nationalist Movements — an allusion to the drifts of Orban’s Hungary and a part of the mix involved in Erdogan’s Turkey.
Manipulation of the Muslim Streets
Reference from the Russian Section of the BackChannels library:
Pacepa, Ion Mihai and Rychlak, Ronald J. Disinformation. Washington, D.C.: WND Books, 2013.
Fascism Red Brown Green continues to develop rapidly while Washington applies some brakes — sanctions, reductions in oil revenues by way of whatever forces and machinations adjust those downward — but nonetheless looks on while Syrians (and the last of the refugees of 1948 holed up in Yarmouk Camp) continue with immense suffering, while Orban and Erdogan continue their drift toward “political absolutism”, and the Khamenei regime fails not only to upgrade its humanity but succeeds spectacularly in pirating from the Persians.
Soviet interest in anti-Semitic expression follows a similar course: deflection of attention from its own evildoing, which includes the bureaucratic and military raiding of the assets of others — from farms to factories — on its own soil or within its own sphere of control.
All of the above: Soviet-devised anti-Semitic propaganda designed to whip Arab hostility toward Jews into a frenzy.
There was money to be made in building and sustaining that hate at a level useful to Russia’s foreign ambitions (again, reference Pacepa and Rychlak’s Disinformation).
Has anything changed since the Soviet self-dissolved?
Putin, both as a child —
Another important detail from Gessen’s biography that captures the emotional chaos of Putin’s childhood environment: He spent a great deal of time with an elderly Jewish couple who lived across the hall and told his official biographers that he “did not differentiate between his parents and the old Jews.”
— and as a young student, has had a different experience with the Jews. The result, perhaps:
(JTA) — When even Russian policemen had to pass security checks to enter the Sochi Winter Olympics, Rabbi Berel Lazar was waved in without ever showing his ID.
Lazar, a Chabad-affiliated chief rabbi of Russia, was invited to the opening ceremony of the games last month by President Vladimir Putin’s office. But since the event was on Shabbat, Lazar initially declined the invitation, explaining he was prevented from carrying documents, among other religious restrictions.
So Putin ordered his staff to prepare an alternative entrance and security-free route just for the rabbi, according to one of Lazar’s top associates, Rabbi Boruch Gorin.
“It is unusual, but the security detail acted like kosher supervisors so Rabbi Lazar could attend,” Gorin said.
To him, the Sochi anecdote illustrates Putin’s positive attitude toward Russian Jewry — an attitude Gorin says is sincere, unprecedented in Russian history and hugely beneficial for Jewish life in the country.
In the image-creating object-moving machinations of an absolute political authority (AKA “dictator”, “malignant narcissist”, “ruler”, etc.), the Jews and Israel may be made into the proverbial “football” and kicked between “teams”, the “anti- anti-Semitism” card proving as effective as, perhaps more powerful than, the common adoption of anti-Semitic stance to whip up popular fervor for “the father”, the abu, one or another of the kind of authority inclined to march their people into financial bankruptcy and spiritual ruin.
At the poker table, a card withheld signals threat — it might be nothing . . . or it could trump what the opponent holds.
Putin knows both poker-faced confrontation and the power of a few judicious words, but it’s just those characteristics that may symbolize also the intent of the “vertical of power” (a phrase paired with Putin in eternal metonymy) to measure his progress — and Russia’s progress, although “MosVegas” leaves a large portion of Russians hungry and ignored (Reference: Judah, Ben. Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013) — by way of amassed control, wealth, and power — and more the lawless power to inhibit, thieve, and terrify than invest capital and yield statewide economic development, which are complaints voiced in the books comprising this blog’s “Russian Section”.
Similarly feudal structure may be found with Khamenei — the Wikipedia from which the above screenshot was made has been in its editing history contested back and forth, rather attacked like the Reuter’s piece about the Ayatollah’s wealth — and Erdogan (with his “White Palace”) and Viktor Orban as scion of a powerful family (related: http://www.freehungary.hu/index.php/archives-new/54-hirek/friss-hirek/2108-gyurcsany-about-the-extremely-wealthy-orban – 7/29/2013).
. . . that unrestrained immigration, failure to adapt to the Western life, non-existent border policy and political correctness will kill more people unless the leaders of the European Union themselves choose to do something about it. Because, make no mistake about it, unless we put an end to the endless religious intimidation and bullying, we have only ourselves to blame, and the dream of a nations of Europe will crumble in no time. The European Union has to make a stand if it does not want another Paris, London or Madrid. It has to call a spade a spade and say it clearly and unequivocally that the problem lies with Islamic fundamentalism. No matter if it is called Hamas, Isis, Islamic Jihad or Al-Qaida, it is here, and it is ready to wreak havoc on the values of liberty. The EU has to make clear that honour killings, forced marriages, travelling jihadists in and out of Europe and hate fuelled sermons from certain mosques, inciting hatred against jews, christians and everything that the West stands for, is not acceptable.
Perhaps Green is the plaything of Red – or Red is the plaything of Green, and then both Red-Green influence Brown, Green, and Red beyond all borders.
Billionaires Ismail Haniyeh and Khaled Mashaal may serve the Newest Global Nobility — or it serve them — but as at the start of this post, none appear to be serving the refugees holed up in Yarmouk Camp. (Related and more recent: http://jordantimes.com/hunger-death-in-besieged-yarmouk-camp-for-palestinian-refugees – 1/15/2014).
That may be okay considering such as Putin, Assad, Khamenei, Orban, and Erdogan may not be serving their own constituents all that much either — but then why should they? They’re living in palaces — or intending as much — and the lives of others — reddish, brownish, white, or of any other caste or color — would appear to matter so much less to each.
“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”
― Theodore Dalrymple
What seems to be missing is addressing the problem, and the problems that surround it, with a truly hard look, and with discussion. What, for instance, should we in the West really be doing about the many statements by Muslims that they feel “offended” and see themselves as victims — all coupled with an apparent inability to see that modern-day slavery, the treatment of non-Muslims in Muslim countries, or even Muslims of other sects; not to mention throwing homosexuals off buildings, beheadings, stonings and burning people alive — might offend others?
In other words, in some Muslims, there often seems to be a pronounced lack of empathy that apparently creates a fluctuation between a mentality that is sometimes passive (victim) and sometimes aggressive (dominating).
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5243/norway-islam – 2/22/2015.
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