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Worries over Ebola spread through the world

Ebola’s deadly aftermath The Peace Corps has withdrawn 340 volunteers from West Africa  after two of their workers were exposed to the Ebola virus. While they are not yet showing symptoms of the disease, they are under quarantine, and will be sent…

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Written by Daniel Hannan   Thursday, 31 July 2014 To the Point News

“How, as a socialist, can you not be an anti-Semite?” Adolf Hitler asked his party members in 1920. No one thought it an odd question. Anti-Semitism was at that time widely understood to be part of the broader revolutionary movement against markets, property and capital.The man who coined the term “socialism,” the nineteenth-century French revolutionary Pierre Leroux, had told his comrades: “When we speak of the Jews, we mean the Jewish spirit – the spirit of profit, of lucre, of gain, of speculation; in a word, the banker’s spirit.”

The man who popularized the term “anti-Semitism” had taken a similar line. Wilhelm Marr, a radical nineteenth-century German Leftist, may not have been the first person to use the word, but he certainly – and approvingly – brought it to a wide audience: “Anti-Semitism is a Socialist movement,” he pronounced, “only nobler and purer in form than Social Democracy”.

It’s a measure of the modern Left’s cultural dominance that simply to recite these quotations is jarring. On the centenary of the Dreyfus Affair in 1998, the then French prime minister, Lionel Jospin, casually asserted that “the Left was for Dreyfus and the Right was against him” – an extraordinary distortion.

While some brave radicals did indeed campaign for the wronged Jewish army officer, many socialist papers and politicians were fiercely anti-Dreyfusard, complaining that “rich Jews” were rigging the justice system against ordinary workers.

The leading anti-Drefusard and most popular Jew-hater in France, Edouard Drumont, whose book La France Juive (Jewish France) was a runaway best-seller, was a rabid revolutionary socialist and anti-capitalist.

As the French socialist – later communist – deputy, Pierre Myrens, put it in 1911, “The Yid (‘Youtre’) is an Israelite by religion, a Jew by race and, what is more, a capitalist!” This strain of French Leftism was enthusiastically taken up in Ba’athist Syria and, even more, in Algeria, with consequences that we still see around us.

That we have largely edited such facts from our collective memory says a great deal about the assumptions of modern politics. In the puerile formula that seems to dictate our definitions, Left-wing means compassionate and Right-wing means nasty so, since anti-Semitism is nasty, it must be of the Right.

Such reasoning is not confined to self-righteous seventeen-year-olds; it has, bizarrely, taken over a large chunk of our public discourse.

It’s true, of course, that there have always been Jewish socialists. But – and this can be hard to understand nowadays, perhaps especially for gentiles – several of them were, in effect, anti-Semitic.

Not untypical was Karl Marx himself, whose 1844 essay “On the Jewish Question” has, again, been tidied away from popular recollection.

The grandson of two rabbis, he disliked all religions, but reserved a vehemence for Judaism that we never find in his writings on Christianity – about which he could be rather sentimental, though he deplored its corruption by the “Jewish spirit”. In 1844, the odious cadger wrote:

Let us consider the actual, worldly Jew – not the Sabbath Jew but the everyday Jew.

Let us not look for the secret of the Jew in his religion, but let us look for the secret of his religion in the real Jew.

What is the secular basis of Judaism? Practical need, self-interest. What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money.

Very well then! Emancipation from huckstering and money, consequently from practical, real Judaism, would be the self-emancipation of our time.

The essence of Judaism and the root of the Jewish soul is expediency and self-interest; the God of Israel is Mammon, who expresses himself in the lust for money. Judaism is the embodiment of anti-social attitudes.

A few apologists have tried to argue that their patriarch meant only wealthy Jewish financiers, not Jews in general, but their excuses don’t stack up. Listen to how Marx and Engels wrote of Poland’s Jews, then the poorest and most oppressed in Europe: “The Polish Jew-Usurer cheats, gives short weights, clips coins, engages in common swindling”.

Marx’s dislike of Judaism did not remain confined to his turgid books. It found expression in the anti-Semitic campaigns of the Soviet Comecon regimes:

The purges of Jews by Poland’s Communists, the show trials in Czechoslovakia and Hungary of “Israeli spies” and Stalin’s “Doctors’ Plot”, which accused Jewish physicians of conspiring to assassinate the Communist leadership, and which was intended as a prelude to the mass deportation of Soviet Jews to Siberia (fortunately, the old monster died first, and Khrushchev dropped the policy).

In all these cases, “Zionist” was used as an unsubtle code-word for “Jew”. It’s hardly surprising that, hearing the ideological heirs of the Communist Party who are the apologists for Palestinian terrorists denouncing Zionism, many Jews detect a subtext.

These days, though, it’s not always subtext. Read this chilling article from a Chavist newspaper in Venezuela. Consider the pro-Nazi slogans chanted by the crowds around Europe as they attack Jewish shops. Ponder this shaming statement that the Yad Vashem holocaust memorial organization has felt driven to put out. This isn’t about Israel now, if ever it was. It’s about something altogether older and uglier.

Our political opinions often reflect our character traits. If you’re a generous and optimistic person, if you take pleasure in the success of others, you’re likely to be cheered by the story of the Jewish people, their success against the odds, their disproportionate intellectual contribution to mankind. Far from decrying commercial and financial accomplishments, you recognize them as a source of happiness for everyone.

If, on the other hand, you are determined to see every exchange as a form of exploitation, every success as someone else’s defeat, every trade as a swindle, then the same promptings will make you anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. It’s a tragic condition, a form of existential envy, and it goes back, according to the Book of Esther, at least 2,500 years.  Esther 5:11-13:

And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.

Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen did let no man come in with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and tomorrow am I invited unto her also with the king.

Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.

Daniel Hannan is a Member of the European Parliament, representing South East England for the Conservative Party. He is the author of Inventing Freedom:  How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World.

John Kerry, It is All About John Kerry!

John Kerry

John Kerry

John Kerry, he fought in Viet Nam, is an ass. The latest peace initiative was all about him and getting a Nobel Peace Prize, so says Ulsterman in DC Whispers. Imagine,

“I can forget that peace prize, right? What a g*damn mess this whole thing is.  He (Netanyahu) could give a sh*t about any of it.  He’s out of control. He’s a war monger…a war monger. Waging war is all he seems to care about.  It’s about keeping his own people terrified so he can remain Prime Minister. It’s an impossible situation because he’s being so…he won’t compromise a damn thing!He’s happy to see thousands, tens of thousands dead. You can’t deal with people like that.  What am I supposed to do with this?  If we don’t fix this thing, this is what I’m gonna be remembered for, and that’s not right. I don’t deserve this. I want this out of the news before September. We need this resolved.  It isn’t helping any of us. This needs to be put to bed – now.”

No, John Kerry, Netanyahu is all about keeping his people from being annihilated. You fail to understand that Hamas, Qater, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran want Israel destroyed.  If missiles were flying into the U.S. from Cuba, I hope you would destroy Cuba to protect us. But, you wouldn’t would you. We are being invaded at our southern border, but you and Obama could give a sh*t!

Markets at a Glance: Geopolitics, War and the Indices

As geopolitical risks are on the rise from the Crimean Peninsula to the “de rigueur” conflicts of the Middle East, the markets have reacted with risk levels rising. EU and US sanctions are taking a toll on both European and American indices;…

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You May Still be Eligible For Affordable Care

Yes March 31st was the deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, but now that deadline has been extended 60 days from a change in your circumstances. The infographic outlines the circumstances:


Toward the end look for the major changes if you are a victim of domestic abuse. zYou may now be eligible!

The Covert Christian Bible


Just in time for the coming tyranny, a Grants Pass company has come up with an app for your Android, soon for the iPhone, that holds the whole Bible in a disguised cover. It’s available for viewing with a code.

This is very handy in Iraq where Christians are persecuted. There your house is marked as a Christian and you have three choices to survive:

  • Renounce your faith by converting to Islam
  • Pay a huge tax
  • Leave the country

Or Die!

World Net KJV is now available for Free at http://www.WorldNetKJV.com, and at the Google Play Store for easy download to your Android tablet or phone.

World Net KJV is the creation of the programming professionals at Division Six, a web and mobile development company in operation for over fifteen years. Division Six has a long record of publishing complex, secure, and effective programs for education, banking, games, and diverse other applications.

Obama meets with Central American leaders – more immigrants, less Congressional oversight

(right) Guatemala President, Otto Perez Molina, (left) Honduras president, Juan Orlando Hernandez The President is meeting today with the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Plane loads of unaccompanied children and those with parent, are…

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The Genocide of Christians in Iraq

A church in the city of Homs lies vacant Iraq was once home to some of the oldest Christian communities  on earth. But thanks to ISIS, Christians are becoming an endangered species – as the jihadists tell them to leave, pay jizya…

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Sickening! ISIS Fatwa

(AFP) — Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 undergo female genital mutilation, a UN official said Thursday.
“It is a fatwa (or religious edict) of ISIS, we learnt this this morning,” said Jacqueline Badcock, the number two UN official in Iraq.
She was referring to the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) which took over large swathes of the country last month.


General James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps During a recent engagement at the Brookings Institute , General James Amos – 4 Star General and Commandant of the Marine Corps, voiced his displeasure with the administration’s handling of the situation…

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