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    Midas EarsBy Israel ShamirA new spectre haunts America. It enters the well-protected boardrooms of newspapers and banks, shakes the deep foundations of
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      Midas Ears

      By Israel Shamir



      A new spectre haunts America. It enters the well-protected boardrooms
      of newspapers and banks, shakes the deep foundations of its towers. It
      is the spectre of glasnost: the dark secret of Jewish power is out. Just
      recently it was `third rail', touch-and-die, deadly dangerous to mention,
      certain end to a career. Just recently, Joe Public snapped his TV from an
      eminence with an Israeli passport to a member of a Jewish think-tank,
      and muttered to himself: Surely it is just a coincidence that so many
      important and largely unelected people in our country happen to belong
      to this small minority group. Surely it is just a coincidence that they
      belong to different parties but reach the same conclusions. Surely it is
      just a coincidence that ninety per cent of American foreign aid goes to
      their cousins in prosperous Tel Aviv. Surely it is just a coincidence that =

      they run our newspapers, television, cinema, universities. Anyway, we
      are not allowed to notice this elephant in our sitting room.



      Only rare desperados comment, as Edgar Steele did on
      Rense.com: "The silence in America concerning Jews is simply
      deafening, isn't it? The old adage has it that, when visiting a foreign
      country, to ascertain who really runs things, one need determine only
      who is spoken about in whispers, if at all." Judged by this measure, the
      Jews rule supreme. Indeed, when I referred to `Jewish media lords'
      during a UNESCO conference in the summer of 2001, the audience's
      hearts missed a beat.



      The yet-unfought War on Iraq changed this. The American Ultimatum
      date was set on 17 March, the Jewish feast of Purim. Purim, 1991 saw
      destruction of Iraqi armies and death of 200,000 Iraqis. Too many
      coincidences for a purely American war. The Americans peeped into the
      bottomless abyss of World War Three and woke up from their
      generation-long stupor. Thus the first victim of the Iraqi War is not truth=
      ,
      but the strongest taboo in the West. A Democrat member of Congress,
      usually a most docile specimen, one James Moran, dared to tell his
      supporters: "If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish
      community for this war with Iraq we would not be doing this."



      He was immediately slapped by a Jewish overseer: "It is simply stunning
      to hear Representative Moran make such accusations", said National
      Jewish Democratic Council Executive Director, Ira N. Forman. "First, a
      number of the current leaders of the anti-war movement are Jewish,
      and Jewish organizations have clearly not been at the forefront among
      those groups actively and stridently supporting a war in Iraq". Forman
      had spoken, and the media reported and amplified his view, and Moran
      duly recanted, slapped. But he is not the only one.



      The secret is out, and like the secret of King Midas and his long ears, it =

      is being sung now from coast to coast, despite the frantic efforts of the
      organised Jewish community to clamp the lid back on the boiling
      cauldron. Kathleen and Bill Christison,[i] two ex-CIA experts, exposed
      the link between right-wing American Jews and the Bush Administration.
      Edward Said, the most celebrated American thinker of Palestinian origin,
      stated the cause: "An immensely wealthy and powerful republic has
      been hijacked by a small cabal of individuals, all of them unelected and
      therefore unresponsive to public pressure."[ii]



      He was seconded by courageous Herman, Neumann and Blankfort.
      These Americans of Jewish origin object to the un-elected, anti-
      democratic Jewish power as they would object to any disproportionate
      minority power. Their presence, as they were not afraid of the anti-
      Semitic label, was instrumental in turning the tide and saving the
      intimidated majority from its browbeating.



      Edward Herman, the author of Manufacturing Consent (together with
      Noam Chomsky), wrote of "the powerful pro-Israel lobby in the United
      States, which advances Israeli interests by pushing for U.S. aid and
      protection to Israel, and, currently, by pressing for a war against Iraq,
      which again will serve Israeli interests. This lobby has not only helped
      control media debate and made congress into `Israeli occupied
      territory', it has seen to it that numerous officials with `dual loyalties'=

      occupy strategic decision-making positions in the Bush administration…"



      Jeffrey Blankfort, the Californian who defeated ADL in court and made
      Foxman pay heaps of dollars for his espionage against activists, took an
      important next step and rejected the views upheld by Noam Chomsky,
      Joel Beinin and Stephen Zunes, for these older radicals play down the
      crucial importance of Jewish power. Jeff Blankfort noticed the roots of
      the Rupture Evangelicals' meteoric rise in the US. This obscure sect
      would never have left its lair in remote Dixie, but for the Jewish media
      lords. Jeff noticed that when Black Entertainment Television was taken
      over by Viacom, whose owner, Sumner Redstone (né Murray Rothstein),
      was recently described in the New York Times as the world's biggest
      media owner, he eliminated BET's news program and began running
      evangelical Christian infomercials for Israel. Blankfort's list of `Jews in=

      media'[iii] enables an understanding of the secret of Jewish charm, and
      it can be compared with a similar extensive list by Prof. Kevin MacDonald
      of California State University.



      The Iraqi War, and even more its linkage with Palestine, became the
      litmus test of Jewish power. Organised Jewry pushed for war and at the
      same time denied its involvement. Thus in New York City, the City
      Council rejected an anti-war resolution, and only 12 of its 51 members
      were for it. This is not strange for heavily Jewish New York. Indeed, a
      Democrat, Rep. Robert Jackson, said it in a most straightforward
      way: "New York City is the home away from home for most Jews; and
      many members of the Jewish community think [the war is] in the best
      interests of the state of Israel." According to Jackson, several of his
      council colleagues have been intimidated into silence by the pro-Israel
      crowd: "People are not talking about this."



      Jackson was certainly right, but a Jewish newspaper[iv] (surprisingly or
      not, all newspapers in the New York area are Jewish) condemned him
      for … racism: "[He claimed that] not only do the Jews run New York
      City, but they've cowed their opponents into silence. Jackson could as
      well call New York Hymietown."



      This response is remarkable for its typically Jewish logic. First, the
      opponent's rational argument is perverted and distorted, then it is
      aligned with opprobrium; and at the last stage, the opponent is
      destroyed forever. That is one of the secrets of Jewish might: the Jews
      enter a dialogue berserk-like, with great vehemence, quite foreign to the
      Socratic style. While sane people are satisfied with quoting their
      opponent and fighting his arguments, madmen (for berserk is a
      temporarily-mad individual) go for the jugular.



      David Mamet, the Jewish American playwright, provides a good example
      of this vehemence as he notices a "Volvo of old, the vehicle of my
      brethren, the congenitally liberal. It was festooned, as are its kind, with=

      every sort of correct exhortation: Save James Bay, Honour Diversity, and
      so on. A most interesting bumper sticker read: Israel Out of the
      Settlements … a slogan which could best be translated as Hook-nosed
      Jews Die".



      I wonder why Mamet stopped at this, for with equal adequacy the
      slogan can be translated as Torture Babies, Denounce America and Burn
      Apple Pie. Who cares for the form of the Jewish nose? Mel Brooks
      noticed long ago that Jewish girls have the cutest noses, made by the
      best plastic surgeons…



      It is the racist Jewish policies in occupied Palestine that annoy
      good, `congenitally liberal' people. But if Mamet were honest, he would
      not be Mamet

      .

      Now, Bill Keller of the NY Times read the Riot Act to the Americans. He
      kindly allows that `most of the big Jewish organizations and many donors
      are backing the war' but insists that `the idea that Israel's interests are=

      driving one of the most momentous shifts in America's foreign policy is
      simple-minded and offensive'. Well, Keller is certainly being paid for his =

      convictions by a Jewish media lord, and one of the nastiest, Arthur
      Sulzberger Jr, the owner of the NY Times, the Boston Globe and a host
      of other publications. This undermines the possible veracity of Keller's
      words. Let something similar be written in a thoroughly non-Jewish
      newspaper! But alas, there are no important media outlets in the US
      that are not owned or controlled by Jews …



      Surely a coincidence? Do not bet on it. A few days ago, in the Hebrew
      University of Jerusalem, an important all-Jewish conference on anti-
      Semitism took place under the auspicious aegis of the Sasson Centre.
      The talk given by the French Jewish historian Simcha Epstein dealt with
      pre-war France but pertained more immediately to America. This is
      what Epstein said:



      "The pre-war anti-Semites said that the Jews of France organized a
      syndicate secretly bankrolling and subverting the press. And what did
      the Jews say at that time? They said: `Of course not! No, it's a lie, of
      course not! We are not engaged in conspiracies!' And what did the
      historians and the Jewish historiography coming afterwards say? `Of
      course not! It is anti-Semitic drivel!' But we know now from Jewish
      sources that before the WWII the Jews of France secretly financed the
      press.



      "Since the end of 19th century, there was a secret Jewish organization,
      well financed, which bought and bankrolled newspapers. Sometimes it
      took over existing newspapers, which suddenly became pro-Dreifus
      because they received Jewish subsidies. New papers were created
      especially by the Jews. Two very important papers of the period, one
      was called Les Droits de l'Homme, the Rights of Man, was financed by
      the Jews, and L'Humanité, which was the Socialist and then the
      Communist newspaper of France, was also financed by Jews. I say this
      on the authority Jewish sources of course.



      "And this brings us to a dramatic dilemma of historiography. Saying this,
      saying what I said, is something horrible and unacceptable, because it
      means that the Jews organized a conspiracy and secretly bought the
      media, or part of the media. That was precisely what the anti-Semites
      said at that time, and what they still say today. And we know now from
      Jewish sources that the allegations were true, that there was a Jewish
      clandestine activity of bankrolling the press." End of quote.



      Some people perceive every suggestion that Jews are able to act
      together as a mad conspiracy theory. Let them read and re-read this
      report by a Jewish historian made at a Jewish conference. If it is proven
      now beyond any reasonable doubt that the Jews of France secretly
      bought and subverted French media for many years in order to distort
      the national discourse and eventually push unprepared France into the
      horrible and unneeded World War Two, is it impossible to consider that
      the Jews of the US have secretly taken over their national media and are
      now pushing the US into a horrible and unneeded World War Three?



      Actually there is no need for secrecy. One of the chief Zionist ideologists=
      ,
      Zeev Hefetz (ex-spokesman of PM Begin), wrote in an American
      daily: "Disarming Iraq is only a start in Middle East" as "the Arab and
      Iranian (sic!) cultures" are "irrational" and that nothing can be done,
      short of war, to "improve the collective mental health of Arab societies". =

      [v]Certainly this massive `disarmament' will be carried out by American
      soldiers, though the commands will be given by the Jewish chicken-
      hawks roosting in Pentagon. As for reasons for the war, they were
      eloquently stated by a keynote speaker at a conference on anti-Semitism
      by Yehuda Bauer, the director of the Holocaust Memorial Institute Yad va-
      Shem in Jerusalem:

      The Jews are not a nation, neither a religion, he said. They are a
      civilisation, and they have their civilising mission. They cannot tolerate =

      the competing civilisation of Islam, as they could not tolerate
      Christendom or Communism. That is why the war with Islam is
      unavoidable.



      But the war is avoidable. Even today, at minutes before H-hour, the war
      is avoidable. And if fire is unavoidable, let the Jewish advisers of
      President Bush be fired. Let this Purim see the great Exodus of
      the "Wolfowitz Cabal" from the Pentagon. Excluding the clinical
      possibility of his actual zombification, G W Bush should be able to
      understand that he has been misled by this powerful, un-elected
      minority. They cannot deliver what they promised. Moreover, their own
      days at the helm of the Republic are numbered. They over-estimated
      their abilities, and pushed too hard. As the frog of La Fontaine, they can =

      blow up. Bush still can do a U-turn, and save himself and his country.



      In a way, today's America reminds of Russia in 1986, at the beginning of
      glasnost. After the Soviet citizens were allowed to learn who rules them
      and how, the days of the Soviet regime were counted. Glasnost gave
      place to perestroika. Now, for the first time in a generation, Americans
      are allowed to see the men in power, the toxic combination of the Right-
      Wing Democrats of Lieberman, the Republican neo-liberals, the Neo-
      Cons and plain Con-men. The Iraqi War brought them forward and
      presented them in clear light. Now is the time to undo their hold.



      It can't be postponed for the divisive presidency of G W Bush is
      perceived as the period of `White' Protestant Anglo-Saxon rule, despite
      the prevalence of his Jewish advisers. All available contenders for the
      next elections - Lieberman, Kelly and even Kuchinich – claim their Jewish
      connections and declare their undivided loyalty to Jewry and to the state
      of Israel. In the present political setup of America, there will be no real=

      alternative to Jewish ascendancy. If Bush flops, it will be construed by
      the media as a WASP flop. If he succeeds, it will be seen as success of
      his Jewish advisers.



      That is why American patriot forces should not wait for the next
      elections, or for the end of war. They must act now, by calling the war
      off. They have an enemy, but he is not in Iraq. What is called for is a
      new American revolution, on a par with the New Deal and abolition of
      slavery, with de-monopolisation of the discourse; that is of media and
      universities, for starters. In the beginning of the Twentieth Century,
      Americans undid the mighty Standard Oil. They created new anti-
      monopoly laws and terminated the threat to democracy. This
      achievement could be repeated now.



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      [i] Kathleen and Bill Christison, `A Rose By Another Name: The Bush
      Administration's Dual Loyalties', Counterpunch, Dec. 13, 2002).

      [ii] http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/628/op2.htm


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