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November 27, 2006

The Leftist Media Is Everywhere


Well-known religious Zionist rabbi Yisrael Rozen is advocating unsupervised Jewish militias as a solution to the Qassam rocket fire in the South...

"The eternal response to terror is counter-terror, an eye for an eye," wrote Rozen, who heads the Zomet Institute in the Gush Etzion settlement of Alon Shvut, which addresses issues related to Judaism and modern life...

Rozen wrote he would not argue with those who claim the suggestion is ineffective, "primarily because of the leftist underground organization in the media."

You know, I wish people like Rabbi Rozen would be honest about their biogtry. Rather than talking in code about the "leftist media," he should say what he really means: the Jewish media.

Posted at November 27, 2006 02:43 AM | TrackBack

Oops, sorry, meant to comment on the post titled "The Salvador Option."

Oh, wait, Rabbi Rozen also advocates the Salvador Option. Never mind.

Posted by: Rojo at November 27, 2006 04:39 AM

Well, no society is truly ready to call itself "advanced" until it's declared war on itself. Hurray for Israel.

Posted by: Stinky Flamingo at November 27, 2006 07:54 AM

"Why Are You Dancing, My Children?"

A little midrash (a rabbinical commentary), one of the many beautiful midrashim that are built on the sacred Torah. We're told that God saw a group of angels dancing in heaven.

He asked why they are dancing, why do they celebrate.

They said, 'Because your children the Israelites have just safely crossed the Sea of Reeds, Dry Shadda.'

God said, 'Why are you dancing? My children the Egyptians are drowning.'"

- Pace University, March 9, 1986.

Nat Hentoff (a self described Jewish atheist), quoting the late John Cardinal O'Connor in Hentoff's book of the same name, at p. 243.

Time to send Rabbi Rozen back for a refresher course on the midrashim.

Posted by: Jesus B. Ochoa at November 27, 2006 09:40 AM

Huh? I'm confused. You're saying this rabbi who advocates sending Jewish vigilantees out to fight Palestinians in the territories believes the idea hasn't caught on because the Jews control the media?

Posted by: Ash-Shakkak at November 27, 2006 10:03 AM

It's less a joke than you think.

Perusing Kahanist material you will find they have a category of Jews called "ghetto dreamers" that fulfills the usual anti-semitic tropes, and he probably does blame them.

Posted by: Ed Marshall at November 27, 2006 10:15 AM

Nat Hentoff's a pro-lifer. Fuck 'im.

Posted by: Sully at November 27, 2006 11:17 AM

Thanks for the explanation and elaboration. Almost as interesting as the original post. Apologies, also, for the tin ear to humor.

Posted by: Ash-Shakkak at November 27, 2006 12:01 PM

The Jews, the Jews, the Jews.

So few Jews, so much fuss.
Why doesn't the world pay some attention to us Zoroastrians? We're seething with tension too, ya know, and ambiguous about modernity, secularism and the tyranny of technology.
Nobody ever, ever asked us if we wanted a state.
(Utah is our first choice, if it's available.)

Posted by: donescobar at November 27, 2006 12:28 PM

Yes, vigilante terrorism, but the most important - remember: no mixing of meat and dairy.

Posted by: abb1 at November 27, 2006 01:38 PM

I never got the whole masonic thing. I need to go back and reread your article on it. I was just in DC, and reminded of how George Washington was a massively involved Free Mason, and what a good old boy Protestant capitalist type organization it was, and I just don't get how they get lumped in with Communists and Jews of all people.

Posted by: Saheli at November 27, 2006 03:57 PM

Saheli - Did you go to the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria? Good stuff.

Their webpage

recommends the following book:

>>"American Freemasons - Three Centuries of Building Communities"
by Mark A. Tabbert

This acclaimed new work explores the fascinating journey of American Freemasonry from its origins in 18th century London to its evolvement into society today and its impact on the lives and communities of millions of Americans.

Learn why three centuries of American men - from George Washington to Harry Truman - have been drawn to its symbols, rituals and precepts.

"...the best introduction to the Masonic past is now available for brothers and for curious outsiders."
- Steven C. Bullock, author of "Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation if the American Social Order, 1730-1840"

"...visually appealing as well as intellectually rewarding."
- William D. Moore, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

"Mark Tabbert has written a factual and accurate history of the role of Freemasonry played both in the founding and the evolution of the American nation called the United States. Fraternity is important in the growth of a nation and this book tells the amazing role played by the Freemasons of this country. A must read!"
- Richard E. Fletcher, Executive Secretary
Masonic Service Association of North America

Freemasonry is not explicitly Protestant, and in fact has made a point of being interfaith, although of course the Church of Rome's formal opposition to membership by Catholics has cut down their participation some (not completely).

Posted by: mistahcharley at November 27, 2006 04:17 PM

I just don't get how they get lumped in with Communists and Jews of all people.

It's not hard to understand if you just relax and don't demand that things make "sense."

The masons seemed sneaky, what with all that meeting in...temples. Who knows what they were up to? Probably secretly running the world.

Also, don't forget the Illuminati.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at November 27, 2006 04:26 PM

My favorite Masons-in-Washington stuff is here:

I wish someone would spend just as long staring at the D.C. map to find the Magens David, the menorah and the sketch of Daniel in the lion's den. I know they're there. I just know it.

Posted by: hedgehog at November 28, 2006 04:11 AM

"Also, don't forget the Illuminati."

Or the Rotarians!

Posted by: J. Alva Scruggs at November 28, 2006 11:45 AM