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AIPAC: American Patriotism Means Lobbying for I$raHell ” VIDEO ”

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I bet readers of this blog think that being patriotic means putting your country and its citizens first and doing stuff like trying to preserve the Constitution. Shas Party members have a different idea, of course, but I’m talking about most normal people.Well, it turns out that Shas definitely has all of AIPAC on its side on this one.  According to AIPAC the highest form of American patriotism is lobbying the US Congress on behalf of Israel.

Well, when the tuyuur here at Mantiq al-Tayr went to the link above and saw the 4th of July video those AIPAC assholes posted, they couldn’t resist and the next thing I knew the video above was up on my youtube site.

If only George Washington could see this.

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Gadaffi Over Obama

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Question, when does our dictator become more of a dictator than their dictator?  Answer, when our dictator is in his last term and has nothing to lose.
Libya, under Gaddafi, was Africa’s most prosperous democracy. Their government was much more responsive to the people than the United States. In fact, Libya has the United States beat on the on the issue of democracy prior to the assassination of Gaddafi. That does not seem possible but the fundamental difference between the United States democratic systems and Libya’s Jamahiriya’s direct democracy is that in Libya, citizens were given the chance to contribute directly to the political decision-making process. Do your national leaders show the remotest desire to improve your fate?
The government of Gaddafi brought the Libyan government from poverty and debt, to prosperity and debt-free status in 41 years. Under the Gaddafi, Libya healthcare was free and Libyan pharmacies and hospitals were actually comparable to high-grade European medical facilities. This is in contrast with America, where our death by doctor fatalities reached 225,000 before his Gaddafi’s death. If this does not infuriate you, then you surely must be asleep!
Under Gadaffi, Libya gave free land and seeds to anyone who wants to farm that land. In America, we “swat team” raw dairy farmers, organic food producers and the Amish. Meanwhile, farmers are increasingly being forced to use unlabeled, cancer-causing, GMO seeds. Forty loaves of bread cost just $0.15 at the time of Libya’s revolution. The prices for our food staples have more than doubled over the past two years.
At the time of Gaddafi’s assassination, the price of gas was around $0.14 per gallon. Meanwhile, American gas prices are again approaching four and five dollars for a gallon of gas. The major reason gas prices are exploding is because our dollar is losing value. The world is running from the dollar. The stock market is greatly escalating beyond all reason. If you know your 1929 history, you know what lies next.
Libyan working mothers enjoyed a range of benefits including cash bonuses for children, free day care, free health care centers, and retirement at 55. In America, our medical industrial establishment makes it as difficult as possible to raise a child. American retirement age[7] will soon go to 70 and Obama has designs on stealing our pensions, IRA’s and 401K’s.
 Unlike America, where we horde our wealth to the tune of $128 trillion of underground resources (e.g. oil, natural gas, etc.), Gaddafi’s oil-revenue-sharing program[8] helped bring a good measure of prosperity to each Libyan as they receive $500 (Dollars) deposited into his or her bank account[9] each month. Did you know that if the first bail out to Wall Street had been applied to America’s home mortgages[10], all Americans would now own their homes free and clear? However, our American central bankers over at the Federal Reserve are obsessed with destroying the middle class, not enhancing the economic plight of the people. Speaking of homes, when Libyans marry, each couple is gifted $60,000 to do with as they please. In America, we double tax our couples under the so-called marriage penalty tax.
 Unlike America, where college tuition costs[11] rose at a rate eight times faster than the cost of living, Education from grade school through to college is free in Libya and the Libyan government paid for college students[12] to study specialty subjects overseas.
 So why is Gadaffi dead? He refused to capitulate and give Basel what they wanted, a Libyan central bank that would enslave the nation with debt in the same manner as all the other 56 central banks which have enslaved their respective national governments. And when leaders say “enough”, they die.
Warning: The following video has strong printed language in the final minute.
So why is Gadaffi dead? He refused to capitulate and give Basel what they wanted, a Libyan central bank that would enslave the nation with debt in the same manner as all the other 56 central banks which have enslaved their respective national governments. And when leaders say “enough”, they die.
 Conclusion
Attorney Ellen Brown argues, in the Asia Times, that Libya, like Iraq, under Saddam Hussein, challenged the supremacy of the dollar and the Western banks. The banksters once announced the plan to take out seven countries who are coincidentally outside of central banking influence: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran. On the periphery of this enemies list is also Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea.
Isn’t that interesting that the Axis of Evil nations, as we call them, have one thing in common. In the context of banking[13], one fact that sticks out is that none of them is listed among the 56 member banks of the Bank for International Settlements[14] (BIS). This puts them outside the long regulatory arm of the central bankers’ central bankers bank located in Switzerland. To some degree, the avoidance of being a debt slave to the central banksters is not permitted and such violators risk having the full force of the US military and NATO being brought down upon them to enforce the “right” for the central bankers to impose involuntary servitude in deference to their holy order.
Lincoln attempted to use Greenbacks as currency and was shot in the head.
JFK printed “C-notes” which would have eventually debased the Federal Reserve Dollar and he was also shot in the head.
 Iraq’s Saddam Hussein was selling oil for Euro’s not the Petrodollar and now he’s dead.
Gaddafi was talking about a gold Dinar and not using the Petrodollar and now he’s dead.
Soon, Assad of Syria will be dead for the same reasons.
Iranian leadership has a short life-expectancy because they are selling oil for gold to Russia, China and India.
As the Obama administration indiscriminately kills thousands of people in places such as Yemen, Pakistan and Afghanistan with drone strikes, we now know that they are preparing to do the same to American citizens. Our “Fast and Furious” Czar, Attorney General, Eric Holder, recently announced that Obama can do the same to Americans.
Meanwhile, at the time of Gaddafi’s death, the United Nations designated Libya the 53rd highest in the world in human development. I never thought I would write the words in which I marveled at how Libyans were treated better by Gaddafi than Americans are by Obama. Make no mistake about it, Gaddafi was a thug, but a thug who provided more for his people on a comparative per capita basis than Obama does for the American people.
What does it say that a known terrorist is more compassionate towards his people that Obama? And what has become of Libya since Gaddafi’s death? They are headed back to the Dark Ages courtesy of the central banker sponsored Al-Qaeda who now runs the country. Have you noticed that anything these central bankers touch turns to pure manure? If our country ever gets disassembled in the same manner, Libya provides a good barometer of what lies ahead for most Americans. Most importantly, the aforementioned leaders who attempted to stand up for the welfare of their people against the banksters, are all dead. What did Jesus know when he chased the money changers from the Temple?
The sooner that you understand that the banksters want you in debt servitude, the sooner everything else will make sense.
Endnotes:
2.     Rzeczpospolita newspaper:
10.                        home mortgages: http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/03/07/better-off-with-gaddafi-than-obama/
11.                        tuition costs: http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/03/07/better-off-with-gaddafi-than-obama/
12.                        for college students: http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/03/07/better-off-with-gaddafi-than-obama/
And WHY is not Lord Janner, the Labour Peer being named? It appears that only a selective few have been chosen as the scapegoats for these Top Elite Paedophiles which you can bet also includes certain members of the Royal Family, William Hague, Leon Brittan, other top Westminster Politicians as well as top Judges/police Officials. Makes me also wonder whether Esther Rantzen maybe involved, supplying child victims through her so called ‘ChildLine’ Charity??And how Bona Fide is the BBC’s own annual charity, Children in Need considering top BBC Officials are also implicated with Savile??

 

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Jews have much higher incidence of insanity, says Jewish Encyclopedia

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INSANITY:

Mental disease. Among the Jews the proportion of insane has been observed to be very large. From statistics collected by Buschan he concludes that they are four to six times more liable to mental disease than are non-Jews. Lombroso quotes Servi (“Gli Israeliti di Europa,” 1872) to the effect that in Italy there is one insane among 391 Jews, nearly four times as many as among the Catholic population of that country. Verga (“Archivio di Statistico,” 1880) shows that in 1870 there was one insane among 1,775 Catholics in Italy, while with the Jews it reached the alarming proportion of one insane in 384 of population. A similar phenomenon has been observed in other countries. In the various provinces of Germany and also in Denmark the percentage of Jewish insane is very large, as is seen from the figures in the appended table:

Country. Year. Insane to 10,000. Authority.
__________________________
Christians. Jews.
Prussia 1871 Catholics 8.84 16.79 “Preussische Statistik,” QI 1883, xxx. 137.
Protestants 8.47
1880 Catholics 12.37 38.9 ib. 1883, p. xlii.
Protestants 24.2
Berlin 1880 Catholics 14.0 13.9
Protestants 18.1
Posen 1880 Catholics 13.8 19.3
Protestants 17.5
Silesia 1880 Catholics 19.3 32.1
Protestants 22.1
Hanover 1880 Catholics 30.8 62.9
Protestants 29.2
1863 17.1 29.7 Buschan, “Allg. Med Centralzeitung,” 1897, Nos. 9 et seq.
Württemberg 1863 4.8 6.4
Bavaria 1863 10.6 19.2
1871 9.8 25.2
1881 9.0 28.6
1883 16.9 31.5
1884 17.0 37.3
1885 16.4 27.19
Denmark 1863 5.8 33.4
Italy 1880 5.8 39.0

In this table the proportion of Jewish, insane is in nearly all places very large, in some cases more than double that of the non-Jewish population.

Maximoff and Sikorsky have shown that similar conditions prevail in Russia. Among the troops in Kiev they found the following proportions of insane:

Russians 0.91 per cent insane.
Poles 0.92
Mohammedans 1.06
Jews 2.19

(“Proceedings of the Twelfth International Medical Congress,” vol. iv., part i., p. 661.)

There are similar statistics for other parts of Russia (see M. A. Ryazanski, “Vrachebnaia Gazeta,” 1902, ix. 438-442).

In Vienna.In Vienna A. Pilcz has recently shown that the Jews have a proportionally larger number of insane than the Gentiles. The figures taken from the records of the First Psychiatric Clinic in that city show that from Jan. 1, 1898, to Aug., 1901, 1,219 patients (723 men and 496 women) were treated for insanity at that institution. Of these 134 (10.99 per cent) were Jews. As to sex, 81 (64.9 per cent) were men and53 (35.1 per cent) women. The population of Vienna, according to the census of 1900, was 1,648,335, of which 146,113 (8.86 per cent) were Jews. Among the 723 non-Jewish male insane 173 were found to be affected with alcoholic insanity; among the 496 female patients, 22. As not one Jew or Jewess was affected with alcoholism, Pilcz remarks that when the cases of alcoholism are deducted the relative percentage of Jewish insanity is perceptibly increased.

In New York city Frank G. Hyde has collected the statistics of the admission of Jewish insane to the asylums during the period extending from Dec. 13, 1871, to Nov. 30, 1900. He found that of 17,135 males, the total number of cases recorded, 1,722 (10.05 per cent) were Jews. While the percentage of Jews in Greater New York is at the present time (1903) estimated to be about 18 per cent, it must be recalled that up to 1882 there were comparatively fewer Jews there, and that this indicates a higher proportion than 10.05 per cent for the 29 years. Indeed, an analysis of the figures given by Hyde for the five years ending Nov. 30, 1900; shows that the proportion of Jewish insane in New York city is perceptibly larger. During these five years 3,710 insane were admitted to the asylums of the city; 573 (15.44 per cent) of these were Jews.

C. F. Beadles, who has investigated the subject in the Colney Hatch Asylum in London, shows that there appears to be a great preponderance of general paralysis among Jewish males, over 21 per cent of all the male Jews admitted being subjects of that disease, while the proportion of cases of general paralysis among all the males admitted to the hospitals for the insane in England and Wales is only 13 per cent. “It is evident,” says Mr. Beadles “that among the Jewish males, admissions for general paralysis are 60 per cent more frequent than among the non-Jewish English and Welsh.” No such disparity has been observed in the case of Jewesses.

General Paralysis.The frequency of general paralysis in Jews observed by Beadles is confirmed by Hirschl, who found among 200 of his paretic patients 40 Jews, i.e., 20 per cent (Hirschl, “Zur Aetiologie der Progr. Paralysis,” in “Jahrbuch für Psychiatrie,” xiv. 449). Pilcz also found a large proportion of pareties among the Jews in Vienna: 18.75 per cent of all cases, though this is about the same proportion as among his non-Jewish patients—18.07 per cent. He adds that the Jews’ acute struggle for existence, and their peculiar occupations as merchants, speculators, stockbrokers, etc., are etiological factors.

On the other hand, Minor of Moscow has found that general paralysis has been six times more frequent among his Gentile patients than among his Jewish patients. He also cites statistics from the practise of Kajewnikoff and Korsakoff to the effect that among the 2,403 cases of nervous diseases, including 347 Jews, noted by the former he found 48 affected with general paralysis. Only three of the 347 Jewish patients were affected with this disease. He explains this by the fact that 65 per cent of the paretics gave a history of previous syphilis, while among the Jews syphilis was very rare. Among the 2,610 of Korsakoff’s patients were 89 Jews. Of these patients 69 were affected with general paralysis, including one Jew. This observer also attributes the infrequency of paresis among Jews to the rarity of syphilis among them, and he shows that in 72 per cent of his paretics could be discerned syphilitic antecedents. Minor summarizes as follows:

In 4,700 Christian patients 124 cases of general paralysis = 2.6 per cent.

In 696 Jewish patients 6 cases of general paralysis = 0.8 per cent.

It thus appears that the whole question resolves itself into the relative infrequency of syphilis among Jews. “In my experience,” says George II. Savage of London, “there has been very little general paralysis either among the [Jewish] men or women. Just as other races are affected, general paralytics among Jews have nearly all some history of syphilitic degeneration” (“Jour. of Mental Science,” 1900, xlvi. 735).

The infrequency of syphilis among Jewish insane, as among the Jews generally, has been observed repeatedly. In the insane asylums of New York city, as Hyde reports, among the 1,722 Jewish insane only 72 (4.18 per cent) had syphilitic antecedents, which proportion is very low.

In parallel lines it may be mentioned here that alcoholic insanity is only rarely found among Jews. Among 205 patients suffering from alcoholic insanity at the insane asylum in Vienna, Pilcz did not find a single Jew. In the New York city insane asylum Hyde records only 5.51 per cent of alcoholics among the Jewish patients. A similar low proportion is reported by Minor, Korsakoff, Kajewnikoff, and others to be the case in Russia.

According to the observations of Pilcz, Jews are more liable to the acute psychoses of early age than are Gentiles, and moral insanity is rare among them. In London, Beadles observed that insanity following childbirth is more common among Jewish women than among women of other races, being found in 15 per cent of all the Jewish women admitted to the Colney Hatch Asylum, as compared with 6.18 per cent among non-Jewish patients. It was also found by Beadles that insanity appears earlier in Jews of both sexes than in non-Jews: at thirty-seven years of age in Jews as compared with forty-three years in Christians. Relapses occur twice as frequently in Jewish patients discharged from insane asylums as in other patients. Melancholia is said to occur in Jewish patients more often than mania.

Suggested Causes.The causes of the great frequency of insanity among Jews are differently interpreted by different authorities. Some, like Buschan, see in it a racial characteristic. They show that there is evidence in the Bible that the ancient Hebrews were already great suf ferers from mental alienation. They point out that many passages in the Bible indicate that mental alienation was not unknown in Biblical times (see particularly Wilhelm Ebstein, “Die Medizin im Alten Testament,” pp. 114-117; also the references to persons “possessed with devils,” “lunatics,” “men of unclean spirits,” etc., in Matt. viii. 16, ix. 32, xii. 22, xvii. 15; Mark v. 2; Luke viii. 27,xii. 11, and in many other places in the New Testament).

As is the case with all the physical, mental, and intellectual traits of the Jews, consanguineous marriages have been considered a cause of a great part of the insanity among them. The Jews, it is well known, are very neurotic, as is manifested by the frequency of various nervous affections among them (see Nervous Diseases); and the marriage of relatives who are affected by a neurotic taint has been positively proved to be detrimental to the succeeding generation. In one generation the neuropathy may manifest itself as hysteria; in another, as some organic or functional nervous affection, then as insanity, etc. The chances of thus perpetuating the nervous strain in families by consanguineous marriages are therefore greater among Jews than among peoples in whom nervous diseases are less frequent.

Bibliography:

  • M. Beadles, The Insane Jew, in Jour, of Mental Science, xxvi. 731-737;
  • M. Benedict, The Insane Jew, ib. xxvii. 503-509;
  • G. Buschan, Einfluss der Rasse auf die Form und Häufigkeit Pathologischer Veränderugen. in Globus, lxvii. 21, 43, 60, 76;
  • idem, Einfluss der Rasse auf die Häufigkeit und die Formen der Geistes- und Nervenkrankheiten, in Allg. Medizinal Centralzeitung, 1897, No. 9;
  • Hugo Hoppe, Krankheiten, u. Sterblichkeit bei Juden, u. Nichtjuden, Berlin, 1903;
  • Frank G. Hyde, Notes on the Hebrew Insane, in Am. Jour. of Insanity, lviii. 469-471;
  • C. Lombroso, The man of Genius, London, 1833;
  • Georg Mayr, Die Verbreitung der Blindheit, der Taubstummen, des Blödsinns und des Irrsinns in Bayern, 1879, L. S. Minor, Contribution à l’Etude de l’Etiologie du Tabes, in Archives de Neurologie, xvii. 183, 362;
  • A. Pilez, Ueber Periodische Gestesstörungen, Jena, 1901;
  • idem, Geistesstörungen bei Juden, in Wiener Klinische Rundschau, 1901, Nos. 47, 48;
  • M. A. Ryazanski, O Sabolevayemosti Evree w Voobshche i o Chastote Sredi Nikh Dushevnikh i Nervnikh Bolesnei v Chastnosti, in Vrachebnaia Gazeta, ix. 438-442.

—Legal Status:The deaf-mute (“ḥeresh”), the insane (“shoṭeh”), and the minor (“ḳmṭan”) are usually classed together in the Talmud as far as their legal standing is concerned. From the rabbinical legal standpoint, not only the confirmed maniac is regarded as insane, but also the idiot or imbecile that shows signs of derangement, as one who persists in unnecessarily exposing himself to danger, or one who destroys his garments for no reason Whatsoever. When the derangement is temporary or periodic, the person so stricken is not regarded as totally irresponsible, but is accountable for actions committed in lucid intervals (Ḥag. 3b). A person intoxicated to the degree of unconsciousness is also classed with the insane as regards legal responsibility (‘Er. 65a).

Insane Not Responsible.The insane person is not capable of “willing”; as the Rabbis express it, he “has action, but no thought” (Maksh. iii. 8), and therefore can enter into no transaction which requires consent (Yeb. 31a). He is not responsible for his actions; he can bear no testimony, and the court, can pay no attention to claims instituted by him or against him. In all civil and ritual matters he is placed in the same category as the deaf-mute (see Deaf and Dumb in Jewish Law). The court must act as trustee, or appoint a trustee, for the insane, as it does in the case of minors (Ket. 48a).

The marriage of insane persons is not valid, since the consent of both parties is absolutely necessary. A man who becomes insane after marriage can not give a bill of divorce to his wife, nor can he order others to do so (Yeb.112b). A woman who becomes insane after marriage can, according to the Mosaic law, be divorced, for no consent is necessary on her part (see Divorce). But the Rabbis forbade divorce in such a case, because, if left without a protector, she might become the victim of the lust of wicked people (ib. 113b). Her husband, however, is permitted to marry again, even since polygamy has been prohibited. At a later period the Rabbis endeavored to put all possible obstacles in the way of his remarriage, and even demanded the signatures of one hundred rabbis of three different countries before granting him permission to marry again. Rabbis are warned to investigate very carefully before signing such a permission (Shulḥan ‘Aruk, Eben ha-‘Ezer, 1, 10, Isserles’ gloss; “Pitḥe Teshubah,” ad loc.).

Bibliography:

  • Bloch, Der Vertrag, Budapest, 1892;
  • Mendelsohn, Criminal Jurisprudence of the Ancient Hebrews, Baltimore, 1891;
  • Mielziner, The Jewish Law of Marriage and Divorce, Cincinnati, 1884;
  • Amram, The Jewish Law of Divorce, Philadelphia, 1896.

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Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers

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The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military

Bryan Mark Rigg

528 pages, 95 photographs, 6 x 9
Modern War Studies
Cloth ISBN 978-0-7006-1178-2, $29.95

Image of Military Service Book
Military service book of “half-Jew” Hermann Aub
Picture of a line of soldiers
Soldiers taking the oath of allegiance to Hitler
 Picture of Horst Geitner

“Half-Jew” Horst Geitner was awarded both the Iron Cross Second Class and the Silver Wound Badge.

 Picture of Werner Goldberg

This photo of “half-Jew” Werner Goldberg, who was blond and blue-eyed, was used by a Nazi propaganda newspaper for its title page. Its caption: “The Ideal German Soldier.”

Picture of Commander Paul Ascher

“Half-Jew” Commander Paul Ascher, Admiral Lütjens’s first staff officer on the battleship Bismarck; Ascher received Hitler’sDeutschblütigkeitserklärung.(Military awards: EKI, EKII, and War Service Cross Second Class.)

Picture of Admiral Bernhard Rogge

“Quarter-Jew” Admiral Bernhard Rogge wearing the Ritterkreuz; he received Hitler’sDeutschblütigkeitserklärung.(Military awards: oak leaves to Ritterkreuz, Ritterkreuz, samurai sword from the emperor of Japan, EKI, and EKII.)

 Picture of Johannes Zukertort

“Half-Jew” Johannes Zukertort (last rank general) received Hitler’sDeutschblütigkeitserklärung.

Picture of Colonel Walter H. Hallaender

“Half-Jew” Colonel Walter H. Hollaender, decorated with the Ritterkreuz and German-Cross in Gold; he received Hitler’s  Deutschblütigkeitserklärung. (Military awards: Ritterkreuz, German-Cross in Gold, EKI, EKII, and Close Combat Badge.)

Picture of Luftwaffe General Helmut Wilberg
“Half-Jew” and later Luftwaffe General Helmut Wilberg; Hitler declared him Aryan in 1935. (Military awards: Hohenzollern’s Knight’s Cross with Swords, EKI, EKII.)
Picture of Fielf-Marshal Erhard Milch
“Half-Jew” and field-marshal Erhard Milch (left) with General Wolfram von Richthofen. Hitler declared Milch Aryan. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz for his performance during the campaign in Norway in 1940.
Picture of General Gotthard Heinrici
General Gotthard Heinrici, who was married to a “half-Jew,” meeting Hitler in 1937.

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Canada: the new Nazi Germany? — by Robert Fisk

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Sourced from this article by Robert Fisk and presented with pictures, captions and  satirical comments by Silly Milly.

Is it time to round up the 4 million Canadians suffering from the mental disease known as “anti-Semitism” and put them in concentration camps run by B’nai Brith Canada? 

The average Canadian citizen?

The average Canadian citizen?

SILLY MILLY ASKS: Is this your average Canadian citizen now? (pictured) Doesn’t he look scary?Hey, what we gonna do about guys like this, eh?

Robert Fisk writes:

Not long ago, I was handed the most outrageous, vile, dishonest and slanderous calumny uttered against the people of Canada. It was contained in a full-page advertisement in the National Post (founder, Conrad Black), a newspaper handed out – free, I’m happy to say – on my Air France flight out of Toronto.

Here is the headline:

Almost 4 million Canadians
are afflicted by this disease!

Beneath this title is a half-page, very blurred and uncaptioned colour photo of a large crowd – they could be football supporters, rush-hour commuters in Vancouver, you name it; they are mostly white males but include women and with at least one dark-skinned man close to the camera.

Beneath the picture, this incredible ad continues:

“Left unchecked, it [the disease] can result in violence tendencies. Many times, those infected haven’t been diagnosed and may pass it on to their children, grandchildren, colleagues or friends. Please help stop the spread of this disease before it contaminates your community.”

This is frightening stuff, of course.

Could this refer to some of the six million Canadians who may be living with HIV/Aids? Or the 4.5 million Canadians affected by arthritis? Or the 2.5 million Canadians believed to have diabetes? Or even some of the estimated 7.8 million Canadians treated for depression each year?

Nope. This is far more serious.

For the “disease” afflicting “almost 4 million Canadians” is “anti-Semitism”. And this disgusting advertisement – published without comment by one of Canada’s leading right-wing newspapers – was produced by B’nai Brith Canada and the “Jewish Christian Alliance”.

“At the first sign of anti-Semitism,” this appalling ad concludes, “call the B’nai Brith Canada Anti-Hate Hotline…”

In other words, this pro-Israeli Jewish group – whose exaggerations and hateful propaganda have been rightly condemned by Jewish Canadians – claims that four million of their fellow-countrymen and women are sick, racist neo-Nazis.

What other conclusion are we supposed to draw if almost 9 per cent of the Canadian population is “diseased”, “infected” and “contaminated”?

THE NEW CANADIANS?

THE NEW CANADIANS?

SILLY MILLY SAYS: If almost one in ten Canadians is like this, they ought to be shot! We should have a policy of zero tolerance toward swastika bearing gals like this who are giving Canada a bad name! There’s something distinctly DEPRAVED about this picture, know what I mean? The guy in the black shades, grinning away like a goddamn maniac and openly promoting lung cancer by smoking a fag in public, definitely deserves to die. Anyway, that’s what Silly Milly thinks. And she could be right! LOL.

Now let’s forget that B’nai Brith regards any criticism of the state of Israel – however justified, however mild, made by Jews and non-Jews alike – as anti-Semitic. Let’s forget previous protests by Jewish Americans against the organisation’s grotesque exaggerations. Let’s even ignore its equation of Palestinians with Nazis, a comparison that led it to publish a bowdlerised version of the infamous photograph of the wartime Grand Mufti of Jerusalem meeting with Hitler – the Nazi dictator was “moved” in the B’nai Brith version of the snapshot about three feet closer to the Palestinian so that Hitler appears to be almost sitting on his visitor’s lap.

SILLY MILLY SAYS:  I’ve just seen the “infamous” photo showing Hitler and the grandi mufti of Jerusalem, with Hitler “ALMOST sitting on his visitor’s lap”. It’s real scary! LOL

OK, Hitler’s not exactly sitting ON this Arab guy’s lap, not YET, but you can see he’s planning his move by his shifty eyes and the diabolical expression on his face! And the grand mufti has his eyes shut, like he’s praying to Allah for help!

Here, check out the evil pic for yourself!

And let’s not ask why the Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, did not immediately leap to the defence of his own Canadian people when confronted by this disgusting statement of “disease”. For alas, Harper told the Israeli Knesset last January – while archly claiming “criticism of Israeli policy is not in and of itself necessarily (sic) anti-Semitic” – that condemnation of Israeli policies amounted to anti-Semitism. This included those who supported the boycott campaign against Israel or referred to it as an apartheid state.

“On some campuses,” said Harper, “intellectualised (sic) arguments against Israeli policies thinly mask the underlying realities, such as the shunning of Israeli academics and the harassment of Jewish students.”

“Sickening,” Harper called this. Yes, the Canadian Prime Minister himself was using the “disease” metaphor employed by B’nai Brith. And why not? Because there’s another reason Canadians can expect no protection from their own Prime Minister, who in his speech might have been a member of the Knesset rather than a guest of its members: Stephen Harper was awarded the “International Presidential Gold Medal” for “his commitment to the Jewish people and the State of Israel” in 2008 – by B’nai Brith.

But what, we have to ask, possesses Israel’s “friends” to publish this pernicious material about 4 million “diseased” Canadians? Does B’nai Brith Canada not realise that these very same despicable lies were used by the Nazis in their hate propaganda against the Jews of Europe?

In Hitler’s Germany, Jews were described as microbes. Jews, according to Julius Streicher, were “the carriers of disease and vermin among men”. In August 1941, Goebbels called Jews “the carriers of infectious diseases” and two weeks later referred to Jews as “parasites”. By November, he was calling them “lice”.

SILLY MILLY SAYS: Calling them Jews “lice” is extremely offensive. Comparing  them to “parasites”, “carriers of disease” and “vermin” is even worse and proves that this Mr Gobbles must have been a very wicked man. He ought to have been shot! . . . Ooops, actually he WAS shot! He shot himself!!! In a bunker. With Adolf Hitler some time in 1945. Though what he was doing in a bunker, playing his last game of golf with Adolf, is a mystery to me! LOL.

But now, 4 million Canadians carry “disease”. Undiagnosed “infections” will be passed on to children and grandchildren. The “community” is in danger of being “contaminated”. If this stuff was not so revolting, it could be laughed off. It’s not just a question of how Stephen Harper can tolerate this garbage. How can Canadians?

And – here I draw only on my own experience of visiting Israel itself dozens of times – how on earth can Israel tolerate this filth from B’nai Brith Canada?

Disgrace is the word that comes to mind!

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SILLY MILLY SAYS: Well done, Stephen! When you gonna make it a crime punishable by death for any Canadian citizen caught in possession of theProtocols of the Elders of Zion? Remember, that’s what the Commies used to do in the good old days of the Soviet Union when Comrade Lenin and Stalin were in charge! Wow, those were the days! Heads were a-rollin’ and the rivers were runnin’ with blood as the noble Cheka Jews managed to get rid of 66 million rotten anti-semitic Christians!     

Robert Fisk continues:

All this prompts two grim thoughts.

If this dangerous material published by B’nai Brith Canada is really supposed to defend Israel, then Israel must be in much greater danger than it believes.

With a Canadian outfit such as B’nai Brith and the National Post as its “friends”, Israel doesn’t need Arab enemies.

SILLY MILLY CONCLUDES: Well said, Robert Fisk! Hope you don’t mind me commenting on your brilliant article! I’m soooo glad that you and Silly Milly agree on all important points! Yep, so the sooner we do something about those darn Canadian Nazis, the better! Shoot ‘em all, I say!

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Reprisals Escalate in the oPt; Zio-Nazi Jewish Settlers and Nazi Special Military Units Continue to Attack Palestinian Civilians in Occupied West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem, and the Nazi Warplanes Continue to Launch Airstrikes on Targets in the Occupied Gaza Strip

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Following kidnapping, torturing to death and brutally burning the body of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a Palestinian Child from Shu’fat neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, by Israeli settlers, the settlers continued to commit more crimes against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank.  The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) believes that the Israeli forces’ connivance with crimes committed by Israeli settlers, supporting and protecting them, and failing to enforce the law against them serve to encourage them to commit more systematic crimes against Palestinian civilians.  PCHR also believes that those crimes are part of the constant incitement practiced by the Israeli government against the Palestinian people resulting in more extremism and hatred by settlers against Palestinians.  In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli warplanes launched many airstrikes targeting paramilitary training sites and civil objects.  As a result, a number of civilian were injured and others were terrified.

According to investigations conducted by PCHR on the settlers’ attacks:

On 03 July 2014, PCHR fieldworkers documented a number of attacks in occupied Jerusalem:

  • ·         An Israeli settler deliberately ran down ‘Adel Nabil Jodah (17) near “Rimot” settlement, north of the city.  As a result, he sustained a fracture to the right leg and injuries throughout his body.
  • ·         Three settlers attempted to kidnap ‘Ammar Ibrahim Abu ‘Asabah (46) in “Sheftai” area in West Jeruslaem, but he managed to jump out of the car, which he was forcibly pushed into, and fled away.
  • ·         An Israeli settler opened fire at ‘Ali Ahmed Abu Samrah (30) near the intersection of al-Ram village, north of the city.  As a result, he was hit by a bullet to the foot.
  • ·         Four Israeli settlers moved into al-Samah neighborhood from the directioon of “Pisgat Ze’ev” settlement established on the lands of Beit Haninah, and attempted to kidnap Mohammed ‘Ali al-Kiswani (7) while he was playing with his friends in the aforementioned neighborhood.  However, he shouted and some residents of the area gathered and thwarted the attack.
  • ·         On the same day, 2 members of the Israeli forces’ special units beat up Tariq Abu Khdeir with clubs and hands near his house in Shu’fat neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem.  As a result, he sustained bruises and injuries to the face, head, chest and back.  He was then arrested.  It should be mentioned that Tariq is the cousin of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was brutally killed by Israeli settlers.

On 04 July 2014, 3 settlers beat up Yousif Ighneimat (25) with sharp tools in Sourif village, west of Hebron.  As a result, he sustained fractures to his right hand and deep injuries in the face and right eye.

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli warplanes targeted a number of paramilitary training sites, agricultural lands and civilian objects.  Since Thursday morning, 03 July 2014, Israeli forces have launched 18 airstrikes, in which they fired 39 missiles, on training sites of armed groups, chicken barns, an under-construction house and agricultural lands.  As a result, 6 women, including an old woman and pregnant one, were wounded, and a member of an armed group was wounded as well.  Moreover, the targeted places were heavily damaged, and Palestinian civilians were extremely terrified.  Thus, the number of airstrikes launched by the Israeli forces all over the Gaza Strip since the abduction of the three settlers has amounted to 60 airstrikes.

PCHR has constantly warned of the escalation of attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians and property.  PCHR strongly condemns these attacks and the Israeli government’s complicity in them, and:

1.      Calls upon the international community to pressurize Israeli authorities to refrain from providing protection and connivance to settlers in regards to crimes committed by them and demands the Israeli government to prosecute settlers who perpetrate such attacks;

2.      Calls upon the international community to pressurize Israel to comply with its obligations under the international law and end all settlement activities in the oPt;

3.      Reminds the international community that settlement is a war crime according to the international law, so the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention, individually or jointly, must comply with their legal and moral obligations, and ensure Israel’s respect for the Convention in the oPt, in accordance with Article 1 of the Convention; and

4.      Condemns the airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, calls upon the international community to immediately stop the Israeli crimes and reiterates its call for the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention to comply with their obligations in Article 1 of the convention.

 

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Zio-Nazi Gestapo continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

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  • ·Israeli settlers kidnapped, tortured and killed a Palestinian Child from Shu’fat neighbourhood in Occupied Jerusalem and mutilated his body.
  • ·In two new crimes of extra-judicial execution, 3 members of the armed groups were killed and another one was wounded.
  • ·Israeli forces stormed Palestinian communities in the West Bank.
  • ·A Palestinian civilian was killed in the north of the West Bank, and an old woman died due to a heart attack when Israeli forces raided her house, south of the West Bank.

–         19 Palestinian civilians, including the Palestine TV Reporter in occupied Jerusalem, were wounded, and one of them was arrested.

–         Israeli forces conducted 90 incursions in the West Bank.

–         3 houses were destroyed in Hebron on the ground of collective punishment.

–         76 Palestinian civilians, including 8 children, were arrested.

–         The building of Hend al-Husseini Faculty was raided in occupied Jerusalem.

–         The equipment of al-Rayyan Dairy Factory was confiscated in Hebron.

  • ·Israeli warplanes launched 24 airstrikes on civilian objects and paramilitary training sites in the Gaza Strip.

–         9 Palestinian civilians, including 3women and 2 children, were wounded by shrapnel, and 3 civilians, including two children, were injured by the flying glass.  Moreover, 3 civilians sustained bruises.

–         A chicken barn, greenhouses, a country house, two barracks for fodders and sheep were destroyed, and 3000 chicks died.

  • ·Israeli forces continued to fire at the border areas in the Gaza Strips

–         3 Palestinian civilians were wounded in the southern and central Gaza Strip.

  • ·Israel continued to impose a total closure on the oPt and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.

–         Israeli forces established dozens of checkpoints in the West Bank.

–         At least 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were arrested at military checkpoints in the West Bank.

  • ·Israeli naval forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza waters.
  • ·Israeli forces continued to support settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.

–         Settlers attacked Palestinian civilians and their property.

–         Settlers cut down 15 olive trees in Beit Ummar in the north of Hebron.

Summary

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (26 June – 02 July 2014).

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During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed 4 Palestinians, and wounded 31 others; 19 of them were in the West Bank while 12 others were in the Gaza Strip.  The wounded persons included 5 children and 4 women, including the Palestine TV reporter, in occupied Jerusalem. An old woman died of a heart attack when the Israeli forces raided her house and obstructed transferring her to the hospital for medical treatment.  In one of the most heinous crimes committed by Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians in the oPt, a group of Israeli settlers kidnapped Mohammed Hussein Abu Khudair, 16, from the vicinity of his family’s house in Shu’fat neighbourhood in the north of occupied Jerusalem, subjected him to brutal torture, and then killed him.  In the Gaza Strip, Israeli warplanes conducted 24 air strikes, and the Israeli ground forces conducted 5 shooting incidents along the border fence.  Moreover, Israeli naval forces carried out 2 shooting and chasing incidents.

In the West Bank, on 01 July 2014, an Israeli undercover unit killed a Palestinian civilian in Jenin refugee camp in the north of the West Bank when the area was completely quiet.

On 26 June 2014, Fatmah Ismail Ma’abad ‘Issa (70), from al-‘Arroub refugee camp died of a heart attack when Israeli forces raided her family house and detained the family members for an hour denying her access to medical treatment.

In one of the most heinous crimes committed by Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians in the oPt, a group of Israeli settlers kidnapped Mohammed Hussein Abu Khudair, 16, from the vicinity of his family’s house in Shu’fat neighborhood in the north of occupied Jerusalem, subjected him to brutal torture, and then killed him.

During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 19 Palestinian civilians and arrested one of them.  On 26 June 2014, Ismail Ahmed Mahmoud Hawamdah (23) from al-Samou’a village, south of Hebron was hit by two bullets to the shoulder and back when a member of an under-cover unit fired at him during his arrest.  Israeli forces then arrested him and took him to an unknown destination.  His family learnt later that her son is in “Soroka” Hospital in Beersheba.

On 27 June 2014, Israeli forces wounded 4 Palestinian civilians when they moved into Nablus, Balatet al-Balad and Balatah refugee camp, east of the city to secure the way for settlers in order to perform religious rituals in Yousif tomb.  A number of Palestinian youngsters demonstrated against them.

The full report is available online at:

http://www.pchrgaza.org/portal/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10445:weekly-report-on-israeli-human-rights-violations-in-the-occupied-palestinian-territory-26-june--02-july-2014-&catid=84:weekly-2009&Itemid=183

 

 

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In Heinous Crime by Zio-Nazi Jewish Settlers, Palestinian Child Kidnapped, Tortured and Killed and His Body Mutilated in Occupied Jerusalem

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Mohammed Abu Khudai

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns in the strongest possible terms the crime of kidnapping, torturing, killing and burning a Palestinian child, Mohammed Abu Khudair, from Shu’fat neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, by Zio-Nazi Jewish settlers.  PCHR believes that the Zio-Nazi authorities’ connivance with crimes committed by Zio-Nazi Jewish settlers, supporting and protecting them, and failing to enforce the law against them serve to encourage them to commit more systematic crimes against Palestinian civilians. While PCHR views positively the statement by Robert Serry, the Envoy of the UN Secretary General to the Quartet, strongly condemning the crime of killing the child, it calls upon the international community to immediately act to provide protection to Palestinian civilians in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

In one of the most heinous crimes committed by Zio-Nazi Jewish settlers against Palestinian civilians in the oPt, a group of Zio-Nazi Jewish settlers kidnapped Mohammed Hussein Abu Khudair, 16, from the vicinity of his family’s house in Shu’fat neighborhood in the north of occupied Jerusalem, subjected him to brutal torture, and then killed him.

According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 05:00 on Wednesday, 02 July 2014, 5 Zio-Nazi Jewish settlers kidnapped the child from the vicinity of his family’s house in Shu’fat neighborhood in the north of occupied Jerusalem.  A few hours later, the Zio-Nazi police declared that they found the child’s body in forest lands near “Givat Shaul” settlement, adjacent to Deir Yassin village, west of Jerusalem.  The police confirmed that signs of torture and burns were seen on the child’s body.

Eyewitnesses and residents of Shu’fat neighborhood stated to PCHR that according to recordings of surveillance cameras stabled on houses and shops in the area, 5 Zio-Nazi Jewish settlers traveling in a Hyundai car kidnapped Abu Khudair when he was in front of his house. Two of the settlers stepped out of the car and forced Abu Khudair into the car.

Zio-Nazi police issued a statement indicating that they received a notice on Wednesday morning that “a child was kidnapped and forced into a vehicle in Shu’fat area.”  A few hours later, the police received another notice about the child’s disappearance, and then another notice informing that a corpse was found in a forest area in Jerusalem.  The police headed to the area and found the corpse of the child, on which signs of severe violence were seen.  Zio-Nazi police pointed out that the crime is being investigated and that initial suspicions are focused on a retaliatory act by Zio-Nazi Jewish  settlers against Palestinian civilians and property in the context of the so-called “Price Tag.”

PCHR has constantly warned of the escalation of attacks by Zio-Nazib Jewish settlers against Palestinian civilians and property.  PCHR strongly condemns escalated attacks by Zio-Nazi Jewish forces and settlers in the oPt, in particular attacks by settlers in the West Bank, and:

1.    Calls upon the international community to pressurize Zio-Nazi authorities to refrain from providing protection and connivance to Zio-Nazi Jewish settlers in regards to crimes committed by them and demands the Zio-Nazi government to prosecute settlers who perpetrate such attacks;

2.    Calls upon the international community to pressurize I$raHell to comply with its obligations under the international law and end all settlement activities in the oPt;

3.    Reminds the international community that settlement is a war crime according to the international law, so the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention, individually or jointly, must comply with their legal and moral obligations, and ensure I$raHell respect for the Convention in the oPt, in accordance with Article 1 of the Convention.

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Palestine: Zio-Nazi False Flag Operation

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Were the Three Settler Kidnappings an I$raHell “False Flag” Operation?

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Evidence that came to light after Israel removed its gag order on information regarding the June 12 kidnapping and murder of three Jewish Israeli students suggests that it could have been an Israeli government operation that was intentionally used to punish Hamas and break up the new Palestinian unity government.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had immediately accused Hamas of the kidnapping — without presenting any evidence — and proceeded to “conduct a search” throughout the entirety of the West Bank until the bodies were reportedly found on June 30th.

The “search” entailed arresting and beating up about 600 Hamas members (including legislators) and trashing about 2100 homes; Israeli forces killed at least 7 Palestinians. Israel also heightened its daily air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which has been under the Israeli blockade since Sept. 2006. The Gaza government appealed to the UN for relief, which responded by condemning the kidnappings rather than the massive abuse of the Palestinian population. And then urging “all parties” to show restraint.

On July 1, Israel removed a gag order on information about the kidnapping that revealed shocking facts:

  • The Israeli government had informed members of the press around June 15th that it was aware that the students had been killed (1) but placed a gag order on that information: the government must thus have known where the bodies were. The brutal “search” was merely cover for punishment of members of Hamas, the democratically-elected party of Palestinians throughout the occupied territories. The Israeli media played along with the pretext for the abuse.
  • The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) were only called in 8-9 hours after the first call to report the kidnapping. One of the students placed a call to the police emergency hotline 10 minutes after they accepted a hitchhiking ride home, with the message that he was being kidnapped. The statement was followed by what sounded like several gunshots, groans and silence; the call lasted for 49 seconds. Police ignored the call. The teen’s father called police 5 hours later, at 3:30 am, to report his son missing. “Several hours” after that, after an exchange of 54 phone calls, the IDF and Shin Bet finally became involved. (2)
  • Despite possession of all of the evidence of the kidnappings and murders, the Israeli government has offered no evidence that indicates responsibility for the acts. Those with any direct connection to the phone calls or the finding of the bodies have remained unidentified. 

Prime Minister Netanyahu has used this event for huge political gain:

  • to create divisions within the new “unity government” of Fatah and Hamas,
  • to physically punish Hamas members and the cause of Palestinian resistance,
  • to get legislation passed through the Knesset to block the return of East Jerusalem to Palestinians (1),
  • to try to foment a third intifada to legitimate further attacks on Palestinians (1) and
  • to whip up such hatred of Palestinians that it has become dangerous for them to be seen on Israeli streets.

The Israeli government is continuing to harass and attack Palestinians until it supposedly finds the killers. The two young Hebron men named as the accused have been missing since June 12th.

The uncovering of this deception should arouse world condemnation.

Karin Brothers is a freelance writer.

Notes

1. Lia TarachanskyIsraeli Government and Press Knew Teenagers Were Dead for Weeks. The Real News Network (TRNN). July 1, 2014. Accessed on July 1, 2014: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&Itemid=74&jumival=12063

2. Amos Harel. Tapes reveal pleas of kidnapped boy’s father met with call center apathy. Ha’aretz. July 2, 2014. Accessed July 2, 2014 at: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.602537

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Dennis Skinner is no model, yet he has a lesson for Labour

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Despite their popularity, individualist politicians are not the answer. But they do show that the party must be clear what it stands for
Satoshi Kambayashi illustration for Polly Toynbee piece on Westminster and politicians

‘The humiliating process of begging for votes seems to invite a kicking. Look how soon the disillusion sets in after a revolution.’ Illustration: Satoshi Kambayashi

A Twitter storm of indignation greeted news that Dennis Skinner has been voted off Labour’s national executive committee by his fellow MPs. How could they oust an original, a working-class hero, in a world of bland, robotic politicians? “The Labour party has never been further from its roots”, “Too scared of upsetting wealthy middle England”, they tweeted. Good grief, even Tory culture minister Ed Vaizey tweeted: “It beggars belief that a party would not have a man such as this on their executive”.

The 82-year-old jokester’s shout-outs when Black Rod enters are part of that insane ritual – not exactly Wildean wit, but anything remotely joke-shaped cracks up the Commons. Occasionally he’s deadly: “Tell her to pay her taxes!” to the Queen, and “It tolls for thee, Maggie!”, which it did. David Cameron doesn’t like it up him when Skinner blasts him with both working-class barrels, as at PMQs this week: “As a member of the Bullingdon Club, is he proud to be surrounded by this [NHS] wreckage?”

Age bestows benevolence, but some with 1980s memories don’t forgive him, Tony Benn and others for rendering Labour unelectable in the “no enemies on the left” days, blocking attempts to stop Militant’s invasion. Roy Hattersley calls him “an entirely destructive force”. But others say a mellowed Skinner often helped Blair and Brown out of difficulties. That is ancient history. Now, for those without rancorous memories, the man is a totem remnant of imaginary days when politics were better, MPs more authentic. Was there a plot to oust him? It’s hotly denied, but it looks to the world like yet another case of Westminster not getting it.

People like MPs who look and sound more like the population and who speak their mind, detesting whips and party obedience. Online comments and radio phone-ins call for referendums on everything, for independent MPs and for colourful characters like, say, Nigel Farage. But they never say how democracy is served by electing individuals without party to define what they stand for.

Our ICM poll shows 56% of people angry at broken promises, but at least a manifesto shapes the parameters of a party’s intent. A bunch of random individuals would mean less not more democracy. This spirit of individualism makes democracy impossible when every voter, with no party allegiance, expects to get exactly what they want, as if they were shopping.

With fewer than 1% belonging to a party, understanding why we need them is fading, as ICM found 44% complaining that MPs all “look and sound the same”. The Guardian revealed that half of Labour’s candidates in winnable seats arrived via Westminster jobs as special advisers or researchers. Labour is warned not to repeat 2010’s disgraceful parachuting of favourite sons and daughters just before the election.

But the great majority of selections are done by the local party – one member, one vote – often selecting someone with Westminster experience. Liverpool MP Andy Burnham says most MPs should come from the area they represent, as he does. The implication of all this is that southern carpetbaggers never look right in northern seats. But old hands remember the bad old days when unions and the local General Management Committee fixed it, often for dead-wood favourites.

Standing as a candidate needs to be made easier. They have to spend six weeks learning the patch, buttering up Labour members, sending out leaflets, every penny paid from their own purse. Anyone with no backer can only stand in a local seat, when paying fares and hotel bills is prohibitive. It may take three or four shots for even a very good candidate to get selected – and then they have to juggle day jobs with campaigning. Politics is not life on easy street. Before, Barbara Castle visited Blackburn once a month; Hugh Dalton went to his seat every six months. Now, MPs work in their constituencies every weekend, family life a struggle.

Social progress has changed the nature of MPs – now half the population goes to university. Skinner, John Prescott and Alan Johnson – workers who came up through the unions, all clever men – would certainly go to university these days. They would have joined the Labour club and sought work campaigning for Labour afterwards, just as full of conviction. To be a (low-paid) spad or researcher is not a dishonourable sign of cynical careerism. Maybe they should work elsewhere first, but all those barristers and financiers on the Tory side are no nearer the “real world”.

Politics was always a profession. Most MPs I meet, even those I disagree with profoundly, came into the Commons intending to make the country a better place, in the face of public contempt. But praising the practice of politics incites abuse for belonging to the same “Westminster elite”. It’s a curious near-universal phenomenon that democracy is worshipped but its practitioners reviled. The humiliating process of begging for votes seems to invite a kicking. Look how soon the disillusion sets in after a revolution.

Labour agonises about ways to reconnect, selecting more women, ethnic minorities and locals – all essential. But in the end you only connect with voters by planting a flag in the ground that draws people to rally round. Who you are fades beside what you stand for. Identity politics fills the vacuum where ideas, ideals and excitement should be. Labour is going through one of its periodic wobbles, torn between the great, bold ideas wanted by Jon Cruddas and a paralysing caution as they watch good policy turned into Red Ed-scare by the Tory press.

Remember Neil Kinnock’s passionate speeches? He lost. But each week it becomes clearer that relying on voters to loathe the Tories a little more than they are indifferent to Labour is not an option. The photo of Miliband with the Sun was so excruciating because it was craven and phoney – but it was, many say, a spine-stiffening jolt to remind them that without principle there’s no hope. Skinner is no model, but more Labour MPs need to find their own authentic voices.

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