Neocon Campaign to Crush Obama
The following piece caught my attention, and I bet it would any ones. It is hard to believe this and the possible silence of the press. I have asked the sender to share the link.
The following two sentences made me pause and review the idea contained in it;
"In its references to Africa, then, the “Zionist”/Christianist WASP/rightist-Republican campaign to destroy Obama voiced a hatred of Muslims and Arabs very like the old anti-Semitism of Europe."
"The liberal majority of American Jews, and of Anglos, were appalled to see the U.S. Zionists and Jewish micronationalists, with the Christianist white right, recycle the same hate-stereotypes that had harmed Jewries in Europe."
First, it is an every day affair, a few of my Jewish friends claim that all Jews are Zionists; it is about craving for the homeland. In fact, Mark Briskman, who heads the ADL (Anti-defamation league), insisted that all Jews are Zionists. Then on the face book Noah Gross from Israel made the same point and added that, there are extremists amongst Zionist and they are the one with exclusive ideology. I take their word on the face value.
But when I consistently hear Zionists to be an exclusivist mindset that believes in apartheid, believes in ridding of the inhabitants of the land as they falsify God to be a discriminatory idiot who gave them that piece of land and that they have the right to kill the Palestinians, it makes me shudder.
Here are a few historical statements, as I was given to read, if they are not true, I will make the correction, as truth should be most important aspect of any statement ascribable to history.
Herzl (12 June 1895, diary entry: "When we occupy the land, we shall bring immediate benefits to the state that receives us. We must expropriate gently the private property on the estates assigned to us. We shall try to spirit the penniless population across the border by procuring employment for it in the transit countries, while denying it any employment in our own country. The property owners will come over to our side. Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly. Let the owners of immovable property believe that they are cheating us, selling us something far more than they are worth. But we are not going to sell them anything back."
In a letter to his son Amos contemplating the transfer recommendation of the Peel Commission, Ben-Gurion wrote, “We must expel Arabs and take their places . . . and if we have to use force – not to dispossess the Arabs of the Negev and Transjordan, but to guarantee our own right to settle in those places – then we have force at our disposal.” (see Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 25)"
The Plan Dalet, 10 March, 1948 " These operations can be carried out in the following manner: either by destroying villages (by setting fire to them, by blowing them up, and by planting mines in their debris) and especially of those population centers which are difficult to control continuously; or by mounting combing and control operations according to the following guidelines: encirclement of the villages, conducting a search inside them. In case of resistance, the armed forces must be wiped out and the population expelled beyond the borders of the state."
I see the pattern of Neocons, a broad label for exclusive ideology, originally applied to Christian extremists, and now, I would like to use the term to include all extremists ideologies be it Christian, Jewish (since the word Zionist is still contested by many Jews), Muslims (Islamists)and Hindutva. They either dupe the public at large that God has come in their dreams and asked them to annihilate other people and or they are simply insecure control freaks who believe that they have superior unquestionable rights to dictate others. One thing common to all these gangs; they do not believe in dialogue to resolve issues and that re-confirms their insecurity and belief that they will lose it. Usually Neocons don't make much sense.
Coming back to the word Zionist, I had a conversation with a former member of one of the Jewish organizations and he surprised me with a statement "I am not a Zionist and I believe in social Justice", something similar is mentioned in the paragraph above to distinguish between Jews and Zionists as two different ideologies “….The liberal majority of American Jews, and of Anglos, were appalled to see the U.S. Zionists and Jewish micronationalists….”
Then when you hear the Jewish intellectuals like Noam Chomsky, Rabbi Michael Lerner and a host of prominent Jews who distinguish between Zionists and Jews, you wonder what exactly Zionism means? By the way, some of those intellectual are simply called by the "Neocon Jews" as a Jew hater, or they are really not Jews and their test is support of Israel, right or wrong.
If Zionism is not an exclusionary ideology, if it does not subscribe to the idea that only Jews have a right to the land and other's have to be expelled from their own roots, as the settlers are claiming and the government of Israel is silently letting them. Then they need to declare that they are not for exclusion or annihilation of Palestinians, just as Hamas needs to declare that it is not for the annihilation of Israel.
Africa and the Failed Campaign to Crush Obama
by Dr Dennis Walker
I first became seriously interested in the Islamic aspect of Africa and the use made of it by Black American, Jewish-American, and Anglo-Christianist nationalists in the USA’s internal politics, and vis-à-vis the American state’s aid to Israel, during the nine years that I spent writing my book _ISLAM AND THE SEARCH FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN NATIONHOOD: Elijah Muhammad, Louis Farrakhan, and the Nation of Islam_ (Atlanta City: Clarity Press 2005). In this 600-page book I traced recognition of Arabic and Islam as positive forces in African history by such early African-American nationalist historians and W.E.B. DuBois (1868-1963) and Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950). DuBois was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909 and poured forth specialized monographs as well as more popularizing books that attempted to survey the whole extent of the “Negro” experience in Africa as well as the New World. DuBois was an architect of four international Pan-African congresses held between 1919 and 1927: he died in exile in Ghana in 1963. He fostered the rebirth of Islam among African-Americans through his popularization of Arabic and the Arabic-speaking world as among the forces that had formed sub-Saharan Africa and its thought. Carter Woodson gained his PhD from Harvard University in 1912. In 1916, Woodson edited the first number of _The Journal of Negro History_, which under his direction for the next 30 years established the serious study of African-Americans and their past, long dismissed by Euro-American academics, in the institutions of U.S. higher learning. Woodson and DuBois together recycled Arabic writings by pre-colonial Africans and gave some African-Americans a qualified identification with the wide Arabo-Islamic world.
More African-American intellectuals have seen Arabs, Arabic, Islam, animist African cultures and Christianity as overlapping and running together in Africa below the Sahara: all are among the (distant) roots of the national identity that African-Americans have reconstructed since World War II. I believe that this inclusive way --- which is close to the truth of the matter --- is how Barack Hussein Obama, whose father was Kenyan, sees Africa.
Kenya’s population is only 10-20% Muslim. By the December 2007 elections, the regime of Mwai Kibaki --- which did have a Kikuyu “tribal” core that years in office had corrupted --- had passed its use-by date, and most members of most classes of Kenyans wanted to replace it through electoral politics. The mainly Christian Orange Democratic Movement, led by Raila Odinga, won a national election despite all the resources the governing forces had to rig and falsify the voting. The government or forces around it had in the leadup to the election printed and transmitted what purported to be a memorandum of understanding between Raila Odinga and the Kenyan National Muslim Leaders’ Forum. The forgery was an attempt to reduce the vote for Odinga among the minority of evangelical Christians in Kenya. The fake document said that Odinga undertook to turn Kenya into a Shari‘ah state that would ban alcohol and impose Islam’s “modesty” dress codes and hudud punishments. The United Nations pressured Kibaki and Odinga into forming a coalition government of national unity.
In the leadup to, and following, the Kenyan elections U.S. white-Christian fundamentalist and Jewish-nationalist bloggers and web-sites across the USA charged Barack Obama with orchestrating that invented campaign by his cousin Raila Odinga to impose Islamic rule on Kenya. Obama was “lending the prestige of his office to America’s enemies in the global war on terror” in his strategy to annex Kenya to Somalia and the Sudan to form a new Islamofascist super-state. [Joel Whitney, “Obama and the Kenya Deception”, Guernica 9 June 2008]. Advised by Obama, Odinga from opposition was the one who had falsified the elections: he had put his Luo Islamofascists into the streets of Nairobi to “‘protest’ by murdering, raping and maiming Kikuyu people, including the burning alive of a church full of Christians”. The “mainly Muslim” Luo tribe [who are really mostly Christian] were trying to take over Kenya from the Kikuyu and bring it under Shari‘ah law, then kick out Western investment from the country and replace it with Arab oil money [“Barack Obama, Kenya, his Cousin Odinga and Islamic Jihad”, _Cao’s Blog_ 27 January 2008].
In its references to Africa, then, the “Zionist”/Christianist WASP/rightist-Republican campaign to destroy Obama voiced a hatred of Muslims and Arabs very like the old anti-Semitism of Europe. The images of masked-Muslim conspiratorial Obama, even well before he moved into the Presidency, as wielding a Satanic power able to transform countries around the globe into Muslim states overnight, to put it mildly overrated the influence any U.S. president could ever muster in other countries. Very like 20th-century print-hate against Jews is the linking of the malevolent globe-circling [here Arabo-Muslim] enemy to high finance, in this case petro-dollars, and definition of its aim as economic conquest that leaves nothing for anyone else: religion and money together motivate the globe’s Muslims in one thrust to effortlessly expel the money and investments of Westerners from states, Kenya an instance, and then reduce each state into an economic extension or monopoly of Sa’udi Arabia. Portraying an enemy by fusing themes of (a) a malevolent world religion, (b) lack of loyalty of Jewish or Muslim minorities to the state of residence and the majority nationality there, (c) Semitic international high finance and investment fused together by one will to harm and grab, with (d) a Semitic or Semitized minority’s seizing of government from the majority through bought Christian puppets --- all these themes recycle the way that anti-Semites in Europe and America long branded Jews as a fearsome enemy that had to be stopped.
The liberal majority of American Jews, and of Anglos, were appalled to see the U.S. Zionists and Jewish micronationalists, with the Christianist white right, recycle the same hate-stereotypes that had harmed Jewries in Europe. Accordingly, Jews and other Euro-Americans in the media withheld documents on Obama’s Third World connections on which the campaign to crush Obama could feed. They made it impossible for Obama’s white political foes to make open use of Obama’s connections to Arabs and Muslims in respectable mainstream electoral politics --- save through smear and innuendo. John McCain could utilize such veiled smears only rarely, although we have to give it to him that he did so with a superb skill: his answer on television that Obama could not be a crypto-Muslim because he knew him to be a devoted family man tapped [here Islamophobic] anti-Semitism’s hatred of the non-Christian other as a lustful as well as concealed and conspiratorial enemy.
America passed a crucial test when it elected Barack Hussein Obama to be President of the United States. It showed that it is possible for a non-Nordic American who is probably a non-Christian, and maintains some (greatly exaggerated) links to parts of the Third World with which the U.S. has had strained relations, to soar to the top. The American people has it in them to give minority ethnics that, just as it ignored Zionist and Zionoid micronationalist uproar during the 1983-1984 presidential primaries against Jesse Jackson because he had accepted a small campaign donation from Libya’s Gaddafi. The election of Obama has cleared the way for America to one day have a Jewish president, which Jewish liberal-integrationists had grasped in full when they sidelined, marginalizied and inaudibilized the Jewish nationalists who tried to bring Obama down. And one day an Arab-American and a real Muslim will become Presidents in their turn in the United States of America.
[For pro-Arabic definitions of Africa by U.S. black intellectuals, and for conflicts between U.S. Jewish Zionoid micronationalists and black micronationalists see Dennis Walker, _ISLAM AND THE SEARCH FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN NATIONHOOD: Elijah Muhammad, Louis Farrakhan, and the Nation of Islam_ (Atlanta City: Clarity Press 2005) pp. 171-207, 286-397].