September 2, 2011

WD reject: Greens declare fight to death

Webdiary has declined (refused, rejected, refudiated?) to publish anything that would taint the Greens a murky colour.  (That would be a tidal wave of rejected material then.)

This is an ugly matter and a remarkably low display even for the Greens, for whom it becomes increasingly apparent that no depths is too low, no dirt is too dirty, no failure in ethics and morality 101 or basic thinking 0.5 is beyond their grasp, indeed, they grasp with both grubby hands and wrestle it to their heaving self-righteous and misguided, intellectually bereft heaving chests.

So, Geoffff has found a new home for his piece ... as follows: 


Right on schedule the BDS thugs were out in force in Brisbane last weekend just like they said they would be.. And just as I predicted here after the last antisemitic outburst in the streets of Brisbane, this time they did not have the public arena alone.
"The antisemites of the BDS movement and their running dogs (described by an eyewitness as "enraged with hate and envy") were out in Brisbane on 27 August, to scream the usual lies and insults associated with Israel-demonisers everywhere and the BDS movement in particular."
To quote Councillor Hajnal Black of the Logan Council [make a note of that name]
'Today in the pouring rain hundreds of mums and dads gathered at Max Brenner, Southbank, to stand up for a business who has come under attack because of its connection to the Jewish state. We stood strong, united and defiant as we were confronted by the Green/Socialist Alliance who unashamedly hurled their anti-Semitic and racist chants.
As an Israeli born Australian, I consider there to be no greater affront to our democracy, our freedoms, and our way of life then the Australian Greens policy of BDS which aims to boycott Jewish owned businesses here in Australia.
Average mums and dads said to me today that their Australia was being robbed by the Green’s agenda to turn Australia into the 1920's & 1930's Germany. Today, people from all walks of life turned up to show their support for Israel, a nation besieged by malevolent neighbours.
Despite the weather and the short notice we outnumbered the violent Socialist/Greens three to one.
Excellent.

And also as predicted the precious antisemites who organised this thing have got all livid about their stormtroopers being called nazis in the streets where they came to intimidate and bully a "Jewish/Zionist" shop and its patrons as part of their campaign to tear down the world's only Jewish state and in the process rob all its citizens of all their human rights, irrespective of whether they are Jews, for no other reason than they are citizens of the Jewish state.

 

In pressing this campaign against the Jews the protestors have resorted to the imagery of boycotting "Jewish/Zionist" shops. They chose this imagery. A chocolate shop.It is possible that given their manifest ignorance they do not know how offensive and inflammatory this is but I don't believe it especially given that some of them (inevitably) have or claim to have Jewish backgrounds. This is quite calculated. The whole global BDS campaign is calculated.

We need to get one thing out of the way. This has nothing to do with Palestinian rights. These people have no interest in Palestinian rights whatsoever or human rights at all. If they did they would hardly be shouting the ugliest of slanders at the only liberal democracy in the region at the very same time that Syrians are being massacred by their own government.

Not a word from the protestors about that. Or women's rights. Political rights. Freedom of conscience and expression. Children's rights.

Why are these people demanding everlasting war?

Are we seeing antisemitic outbursts in our streets in the twenty first century? Of course we are.
That offends me deeply.

Not just as a Jew but even more so as an Australian. This is the sort of thing you expect to see in Europe or somewhere and not just modern Europe. There is a strong whiff of the political climate of the 1930's about this and the Greens may be too stupid or too antisemitic to appreciate the consequences of linking to it. Either way the Greens will pay.

This is a reminder of just how ugly and nasty the old communists and Stalinists are by the way. Trying to ferment an anti-Jewish riot, as they did in Melbourne a few weeks ago, is just the start.

Next act -- the anti-Zionist anti-Jew state lunatics of Sydney in a fortnight.

And that's just the SMH

18 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:01 PM

    No watermelons in Zionmania Geofffffffffffffff mate - we eat the fuckers before they get annoying.


    j

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  2. geoffff6:58 AM

    I like watermelon so I am resisting the trend to call these filthy ugly bigots that. Or any other piece of fruit.

    Good to see you have come back down to planet earth, Justin.

    You were on quite a trip there at the other place.

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  3. Anonymous8:42 AM

    I was bored Geoffffffff, colourfully bored; but the dream, at least, distracted me from the sad reality of unnecessary human conflict.

    Cheers mate.

    j

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  4. geoffff10:56 AM

    An excellent piece from the London Times on the attack by anti-Israel yobs on an IPO concert at the Proms that deserves to be reproduced in full.

    "Disruption of a concert by Israeli musicians was not legitimate protest but bigotry"

    "Nothing in all the world, wrote Martin Luther King, is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Both those characteristics were in evidence at the Proms this week, though not on the stage. A performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) on Thursday was disrupted by around thirty demonstrators purporting to assert Palestinian rights. The BBC was forced to curtail ...its broadcast of the concert.

    "Though the protesters were few and were speedily ejected, and the musicians completed their performance to deservedly enthusiastic applause, there is a danger of underreacting to the attempt to silence the IPO. There is no historical comparison in the threat to Jews or the nature of their antagonists, but aggressive philistinism is a stubborn historical condition that burns books as heedlessly as it shouts down orchestras.

    "The performance on the Albert Hall stage by the IPO was sublime; the performance in the auditorium was not protest in any legitimate sense but boneheaded bigotry and intimidation. It debased public debate, disfigured London’s cultural life and reflected unwarranted disgrace on the just claims for Palestinian statehood that the Israeli Government accepts and most Israeli Jews support.

    "The stupidity and offensiveness of the protests may be measured in a feeble statement by a pressure group called the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. The group insists that it called for a boycott of the concert rather than its disruption. Yet a campaign that maligns the IPO as a tool of Israeli state propaganda advances an inflammatory lie and evinces ignorance of both history and art.

    "The IPO was founded in 1936 to assemble the talents of Jewish musicians from Europe who had lost their livelihoods under Nazi persecution. Its work testifies not to Israeli politics but to Israeli culture, the remarkable Jewish contribution to music, the role of cultural contact in defusing conflict, and the power of music itself.

    "Zubin Mehta, the conductor of this week’s Prom, and the IPO hold so firmly to those aims that they have performed Wagner’s music despite the anguish that its historical associations cause. Daniel Barenboim, the Israeli pianist and conductor, has likewise united young Jews and Palestinians in the West-Eastern Divan orchestra. Concertgoers in London were fortunate to be able to listen to the IPO and be elevated from the round of daily life to the world of feeling that is created by music.

    "There is an ugly trend for which the London protesters acted as a megaphone. It was evident this week also in Turkey’s expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador to Ankara in protest at alleged excessive force in the Israeli raid on the Gaza flotilla last year.

    "Israel has a right to defend itself. How it does so and how its security can be reconciled with Palestinian national claims are legitimate issues of international politics. The Times has criticised Israeli policies on security and the settlements in the West Bank. We exposed the use of white phosphorus by the Israel Defence Forces, despite official denials, in Gaza in 2009. We support a two-state solution to a long conflict and believe that there is a real possibility of securing it.

    "But lasting peace will be secured through development and co-operation, exemplified in the economic initiatives of Salam Fayed, the Palestinian Prime Minister, and through negotiation. There is no place in that process for the contemptible cultural vandalism that the IPO valiantly withstood."

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  5. geoffff10:57 AM

    Thank God for Murdoch

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  6. geoffff2:12 PM

    my posts are going down the googler of blogger power drive or something else I don't understand.

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  7. Blogger being bugger today, seems ok now ... I can finally login again.

    Geoffff - Redux: Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    An excellent piece from the London Times on the attack by anti-Israel yobs on an IPO concert at the Proms that deserves to be reproduced in full.

    "Disruption of a concert by Israeli musicians was not legitimate protest but bigotry"

    "Nothing in all the world, wrote Martin Luther King, is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Both those characteristics were in evidence at the Proms this week, though not on the stage. A performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) on Thursday was disrupted by around thirty demonstrators purporting to assert Palestinian rights. The BBC was forced to curtail ...its broadcast of the concert.

    "Though the protesters were few and were speedily ejected, and the musicians completed their performance to deservedly enthusiastic applause, there is a danger of underreacting to the attempt to silence the IPO. There is no historical comparison in the threat to Jews or the nature of their antagonists, but aggressive philistinism is a stubborn historical condition that burns books as heedlessly as it shouts down orchestras.

    "The performance on the Albert Hall stage by the IPO was sublime; the performance in the auditorium was not protest in any legitimate sense but boneheaded bigotry and intimidation. It debased public debate, disfigured London’s cultural life and reflected unwarranted disgrace on the just claims for Palestinian statehood that the Israeli Government accepts and most Israeli Jews support.

    "The stupidity and offensiveness of the protests may be measured in a feeble statement by a pressure group called the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. The group insists that it called for a boycott of the concert rather than its disruption. Yet a campaign that maligns the IPO as a tool of Israeli state propaganda advances an inflammatory lie and evinces ignorance of both history and art.

    "The IPO was founded in 1936 to assemble the talents of Jewish musicians from Europe who had lost their livelihoods under Nazi persecution. Its work testifies not to Israeli politics but to Israeli culture, the remarkable Jewish contribution to music, the role of cultural contact in defusing conflict, and the power of music itself.

    "Zubin Mehta, the conductor of this week’s Prom, and the IPO hold so firmly to those aims that they have performed Wagner’s music despite the anguish that its historical associations cause. Daniel Barenboim, the Israeli pianist and conductor, has likewise united young Jews and Palestinians in the West-Eastern Divan orchestra. Concertgoers in London were fortunate to be able to listen to the IPO and be elevated from the round of daily life to the world of feeling that is created by music.

    "There is an ugly trend for which the London protesters acted as a megaphone. It was evident this week also in Turkey’s expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador to Ankara in protest at alleged excessive force in the Israeli raid on the Gaza flotilla last year.

    "Israel has a right to defend itself. How it does so and how its security can be reconciled with Palestinian national claims are legitimate issues of international politics. The Times has criticised Israeli policies on security and the settlements in the West Bank. We exposed the use of white phosphorus by the Israel Defence Forces, despite official denials, in Gaza in 2009. We support a two-state solution to a long conflict and believe that there is a real possibility of securing it.

    "But lasting peace will be secured through development and co-operation, exemplified in the economic initiatives of Salam Fayed, the Palestinian Prime Minister, and through negotiation. There is no place in that process for the contemptible cultural vandalism that the IPO valiantly withstood."

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  8. "Nothing in all the world, wrote Martin Luther King, is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

    That's one that has previously made an appearance on Wednesday Wisdom; and there is so much of about, nowadays.

    I'm loath to use the expression "slippery slope", mostly because it usually isn't, and I do try not to be part of the habitually alarmed, but these protests, in Western countries, and the nasty chocolate shop events here, should not be indulged - there's nothing harmless in them.

    The Greens are so lacking integrity, truly, they don't THINK. I know I've said it before, and I'll keep banging on about it - their ignorance of the world, of history, of contemporary life, of pretty much everything continues to leave me flabbergasted.

    The recent protests are a slippery slope, they should have been roundly condemned. The Greens are showing there usual despicable nature, yet it goes unrecognized. That's a collective failure. Perhaps we can't expect anything better in our current federal political climate.

    Can't wait for the tone to rise ... to anything above where it sits now.

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  9. geoffff8:25 PM

    It's a strange thing isn't it Caz? I mean I thought the chocolate shop thing is pretty gross but this has to go down as pretty ordinary by any standard.

    The IPO is among the very finest classical music orchestras in all of history and has been since it was founded. Among the finest musicians in history have been associated with it from the start well before the state of Israel was started. Anybody who has any interest in this form of music knows this.

    The Greens just don't understand what they have linked to by this BDS association.

    I have seen the enemy and it is Senator Lee Rhianon/Brown/Whatever.

    Stalinists can be interesting people. I remember one I met back in the seventies. It was at Southport Trades Hall at the wake for some inevitable election loss. Councillor Ralph Hunt of the GCCC for the Surfers Paradise ward. An ALP member but undercover member of the Stalinist aligned Communist Party. He only told me because I was a uni student and therefore had to be an undercover member of one of the other Communists. The Trots I think. Everybody seemed to be an undercover member of something or other. That was the ALP. Probably still is.

    Would not know. Have not been a member for years. Or anything else for that matter. Anyway I off to see that Razor gang show about the Sydney gangster scene in the twenties and thirties.

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  10. geoffff11:49 PM

    An interesting thing is how spontaneous and excellent the blastback on this is. Generally I mean. There are many great blogs that are springing up from cultured erudite people and have been for few years now. As Caz knows I follow this one.

    http://daphneanson.blogspot.com/

    Daphne put up a blog when she became alarmed about the antisemitic tone of the blastback to the fiasco with that bloody Turkish boat and I understand exactly where she is coming from. I've been getting alarmed about it for years. Every expert and academic of any worth say the scourge is back with a vengeance and that looks pretty plain to me.

    Here's a brief interlude in honour of the IPO.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6mS1_ZYbnw&feature=related

    This is a bloody outrage because it is an attack on culture and humanity. Classical music is a good thing about us. I don't know for sure but I wouldn't mind betting that the only young Arab classical musicians in all the Middle East have been supported by the IPO. Hsrdly a big claim.

    Israel is a good thing about the Middle East and the IPO is a good thing about the world. When Hizbellah or Hamas get up an orchestra to perform at the Proms then that will be a good development for humankind. Better still Iran.

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  11. geoffff12:28 AM

    Here's the Young IPO with Beethoven's Sixth

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2yl9t6fFls

    These people are

    and here's the cello section with the
    Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations 1/2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfBGbLDVocw

    and the 1812 Overture with real cannon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNatwyAJ6dI


    I'm sorry but if that doesn't make you wet yourself then you have no soul

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  12. Anonymous7:57 AM

    Kaboooomb! Yep I wet meself Geofffffffffffffffffff - good stuff mate, and the hairs on the back of me head stood on end.

    Bravo!

    j

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  13. Anonymous8:00 AM

    Me too...

    Beelzebub

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  14. geoffff3:56 PM

    I remember a performance by the SSO one evening as part of one of those concerts in the park events, complete with "real cannon". That's important for musicians apparently. Nearby there was a young family with a picnic and a little dog. They has kept it calm but then it got the shock of it's life. Poor thing. It made an excellent impromptu contribution that even had the conductor laughing.

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  15. Anonymous5:04 PM

    Yep, that too...

    Beelzebub

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  16. geoffff10:18 PM

    I do remember that an undercover member of the AWU made a play for my girlfriend that night.

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  17. geoffff10:30 PM

    At the Southport Trades Hall I mean while I was talking to Keith Hunt.

    Come to think of it so did an undercover best mate. Everybody was pretty pissed and someone had just poured a can of beer over the TV. I thought it had something to do with Malcolm Fraser at the time but now I think it might have been a distraction.

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  18. geoffff6:57 AM

    Obsessive Compulsive Israel Disorder

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-huzTje3bM&feature=player_embedded

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