Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Democratic Party has Tuned Out the Jihad... if it ever tuned it in to begin with

Michael Lumish

{Also published at the Elder of Ziyon and Jews Down Under.}

The Ohio State University Jihad attack a few days ago did not really happen.

Or, to be more precise, for many Americans it did not really happen because they simply don't care about Islamic theological violence against their fellow Americans. The reason that many Americans, particularly of the progressive variety, tend not to care about this kind of violence is because to do so is considered "racist" by president Obama, the leadership of the Democratic Party, and the elite media.

Koranically-based attacks on innocent Americans are, therefore, perceived like the weather. A typhoon or a flood or an earthquake may happen now and again, but what can you do? You cannot dwell on such things. They are simply "acts of God" and there is very little to be done or said, for most of us, beyond, "Gee, how unlucky."

The truth is that the Ohio State attack will, with the obvious exception of 9/11, slide down the memory hole along with all the others. Abdul Razak Ali Artan, apparently inspired by the Palestinian-Arab "car ramming intifada," put eleven people in the hospital for reasons of Muslim religious intolerance while Democrats cannot even bring themselves to utter the words "radical Islamic terrorism."

We know, however, that the attack was done for religious reasons - and was thereby a Jihadi attack - because Abdul told us so on a recent Facebook posting where he wrote, "By Allah, I am willing to kill a billion infidels." It should also be noted, shamefully enough, that ONLY conservative outlets are covering this angle of the story.

The problem is that after eight years of Obama administration, and Democratic Party, obfuscation concerning the rise of political Islam people are terrified to so much as discuss the matter lest they get smeared as racist... which is part of the reason that we just saw the election of Donald Trump to the presidency. Progressive-left Democrats are not afraid that if they speak out against the most fascistic and widespread political movement in the world today that some crazed Shaheed will leap from the bushes with a scimitar, but something far worse. They are afraid that their own friends will look down upon them as Neanderthal racist pig farmers.

So, people won't discuss the Jihad because there is too much at stake. Friendships and reputations and, even, employment can be at risk. In Europe one can literally go on trial for questioning immigration policy in manners too blunt. Alternatively, in the United States we tend to apply social and economic pressure, rather than the direct threat of imprisonment, for crimes of political incorrectness.

Furthermore, in the US we all understand that the good people favor open immigration, because the US is a country of immigrants. It's only the bad people - the rat-bastard racist Trumpeteers - who want to significantly screen Arab-Muslim immigrants for ties to political Islam. Those who prefer open borders, however, insist that just as our ancestors came to this country with no intention other than to build better lives for themselves and their families, so people throughout the Middle East and North Africa are likewise seeking better lives. 

And, needless to say, no one should be more cognizant of this than American Jews, such as myself.

{My parents had me rather late in life, but my father came through Ellis Island as a baby in the arms of my grandmother early in the twentieth-century from the Ukraine via Argentina. They fled the Ukraine and the town of Medzhybizh which, as it happens, was the birthplace of the Chasidic movement. The Nazis also paid a visit to my paternal ancestral hometown in Operation Barbarossa during World War II. Were it not for my family's earlier departure, not a one of them would have survived, chances are.}

But, the point is that there is intense social pressure within the United States to avoid discussing either the Jihad or the potential problems with large-scale Arab-Muslim immigration. Consequently, we rarely even think about these questions, because as human beings we tend not to fret about things which have no real place within our cultural-political frameworks. So, because we don't discuss it, we don't think about it, and because we don't think about it we don't pursue vital questions around such issues.

It is for this reason that the great majority of Americans have not the slightest clue what is happening in Europe, particularly in Germany and Sweden, under the burden of mass Arab-Muslim immigration. They don't know about the Rape Game called "taharrush" or rising rates of immigrant crime or the never-ending violent conflicts with the cops and the indigenous population. To the extent that Americans have even heard of figures as Geert Wilders, they are vaguely dismissed as the irrational and hate-filled vestiges of hard-right White Supremacy in Europe.

Thus most Americans, like most Europeans before them, are simply tuning out the Jihad when it arrives in their own neighborhoods.

The Obama administration refuses to acknowledge it, the major media barely discusses it, and virtually no one in the Democratic Party does so beyond smearing the reputations of those of us who would like to open a national discussion on the question.

The truth, of course, is that there is nothing the least little bit "racist" about opposing Koranically-based violence in the United States, or anywhere else, for that matter. Opposing Islamic terrorism is no more racist than opposing German National Socialism or Soviet Communism. It has nothing to do with skin color or ethnicity and everything to do with a political-theocratic ideology that demands the submission or death of the infidel, the violent elimination of Gay people, the conquest of Jerusalem, and the complete domination of women.

And this is part of the reason why Trump took the White House.

Perhaps things will change when, or if, liberals rediscover their liberalism.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Spat Upon on the 7 Bus in San Francisco (or, Why Hillary Got Beat)

Michael Lumish

A number of years ago, when I taught American History at City College of San Francisco, I was making my way home one evening when I found myself rolling up Haight Street on the number 7 bus with one of my favorite students.

He was a smart and educated kid with something of an edge... if you get me. He was of a sort that I tended to befriend when I was in college. His education primarily took place outside of the classroom where he was exploring philosophy and art on his own, while indulging in God-Only-Knows what kind of vices with God-Only-Knows what kind of people.

Anyway, we were heading up Haight Street towards my stop when I found myself in discussion with this kid about cultural exchanges... or what is now often derogatorily referred to as "cultural appropriation."

We were discussing how Matt Miller - a guy from my old neck of the universe, just outside of New York City - blended devout Chasidic Judaism with Rasta and emerged as Matisyahu.

The next thing I know some African-American gentleman, apparently overhearing our conversation, stood up and spit at me directly in the face as the bus was rolling up to my stop at Haight and Broderick. My student jumped up with a fighting spirit as if he was going to punch the guy straight in the face. I stood up, just as the door opened, put my hand on my student's chest, told him to forget about it, and I simply walked off the bus.

From that day to this, the question that I've always asked myself is, what upset that guy?

I cannot know for certain, but unless he was simply crazy, he was actually offended at the notion of a Jewish kid (or perhaps any non-black kid) taking on and adapting and changing and playing with a black art form like Reggae.

When I would tell this story, I would often hesitate at the mention of my assailant's ethnicity because I wondered if I was not being racist and would be thought of as such by my friends. The truth, however, is that on that day, I was the victim of a minor "hate crime." And the reason for that bit of annoyance is because - I am more and more convinced - westerners have so fetishized issues of race that we are dooming ourselves, and our children and our cultures, to never-ending racial conflict.

It seems as if the more headway we make toward ethnic diversity and equality, the more the Left tend to shake their little fists at us and the more people like that idiot on the bus feel free to make an issue of "cultural appropriation."

And this - in the larger scheme of things - is just one small reason why Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the recent presidential election.

American liberals are getting tired of being smeared as racist by all those racist anti-racists, of any color, enjoying the hospitality of the progressive-left.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Obama Administration is concerned about random acts of violent extremism done by no group in particular and for no reason that we can discern

Child in Prayer
After this latest Jihad attack at Ohio State University, president Barack Obama took the bull-by-the-balls and trotted out White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest to tell us:
There’s still a lot of information to review and collect but obviously this is a difficult situation and our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Columbus and OSU at this time.
This is, indeed, a difficult situation and, speaking strictly for myself, I am just pleased that it had nothing whatsoever to do with "radical Islam" or "political Islam" or "Jihadism" or "Islamism" or the "Qu'ran" or the "Koran," or anything whatsoever do to with Islam or what President Barack Obama calls "violent extremism."

Like 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombing, the gay nightclub murders in Orlando, the shooting up of US military personnel at Fort Hood, TX, the San Bernardino attack, or the beheading in Oklahoma - and on and on and on and on - we should be grateful that the OSU misunderstanding was either completely accidental, the act of a random psychopath, or the direct result of our own shameful behavior as a people and a nation.

We have to understand that when goodhearted folk are morally aggrieved by the United States (if not Americans, more generally) that they have every reason to feel this way because we earned their contempt due to our own misbehavior. It is for this reason, sadly, that we deserve whatever beating they wish to give us, our children, and our family and friends.

According to Time Magazine, the innocent attacker, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a young Somali immigrant-student oppressed at Ohio State:
drove a car over a curb and into a crowd of people on campus, then got out and attacked students with a butcher knife. Authorities later added that Artan (who was shot and killed by a police officer at the scene) was a student at the school.

“[The] only thing that we can say based on common knowledge is that this was done on purpose,” Ohio State University Police Chief Craig Stone said at a press conference Monday afternoon.
Time magazine mimics the typical angry white American male Islamophobic response by assuming that the incident was either intentional or without just cause. Chief Stone claims, with only the flimsiest of evidence, that it is "common knowledge" that Artan acted with intention. He may have exited the vehicle wielding a machete - which he introduced to a few people - but this is no reason for white American racists to assume unkind thoughts on the part of Mr. Artan.

In a previous interview Artan told the OSU Lantern:
I wanted to pray in the open, but I was scared with everything going on in the media,” he said. “I’m a Muslim, it’s not what the media portrays me to be. If people look at me, a Muslim praying, I don’t know what they’re going to think, what’s going to happen… I was kind of scared right now. But I just did it. I relied on God. I went over to the corner and just prayed.
This was a young man, shot dead before his prime, who wanted nothing more than to pray.

He wanted to commune with God and the fascist cops at Ohio State shot him down in cold blood in much the same way that the insidious Zionists in Apartheid Israel conduct extra-judicial assassinations of innocent Palestinian-Arabs... who also sometimes lose control of their vehicles.

If anyone is to blame for this accident it is clearly Donald Trump and the Neo-Nazi brigade over at Breitbart News.

The bottom-line, however, is that until the United States ceases its racist, imperialist, and militaristic behavior then people of good-will may continue, through no fault of their own, to accidentally run us down with their vehicles.

If we have not learned that lesson by now, I am afraid that we never will.

This week on NOTHING LEFT (Nov 29, 2016)

Michael Lumish

Hosts Michael Burd and Alan Freedman tell us:
Here is this week's episode of NOTHING LEFT (29 Nov 2016), and apologies for the lack of FM transmission this morning which was caused by an external internet problem.
Nothing_Left4 min Editorial: Avi Yemeni & One Nation controversy

10 min David Southwick MP

33 min Avi Yemeni, Independent Jewish Council of Aust

51 min Nonie Darwish, former Muslim activist

1 hr 43 min Asra Nomani, Muslim journalist