Repost from the old site.
It is said that you know who really controls power in a society when you hear the names that are spoken of only in frightened whispers, if at all. In this post from Joachim Martillo, we see that axiom spelled out clear as air. And so the sprectre of the Jewish media boycott looms, something most Americans know almost nothing about.
There was another post along these lines that appeared in Usenet a few years ago, about a small paper in the Midwest that ran an article about the fact that supposedly 59% of Bill Clinton’s cabinet was Jewish.
Seeing as Clinton insisted his Cabinet look like America, it seems that making it look like America would have meant a Cabinet that was 2% Jewish, no? The article was an opinion piece something along those lines. Pretty innocuous, right? Well, no. Not at all.
A Jewish media boycott soon ensued. These strange things happen pretty regularly in this land, but as the adage above implies, they get almost zero publicity. To even speak of their existence is probably a death sentence for any small paper, as the very weapon that denies it’s own existence will be used to take down the paper.
In this case, a boycott was announced, and it’s always Jewish advertisers. Jews are 2% of the population and control probably 25% of the wealth in the US. Normally this is no big deal, and it’s only important in that a good career move is arguably marrying a Jewish woman. If she’s not flush, maybe the relatives are.
But in the case of the Jewish media boycott, Jewish economic power is wielded to ferocious effect. The boycott was announced, and I believe the paper even ran some articles along the lines of a Jewish advertiser boycott. One day the editor got a call from what sounded like the world-weary voice of an upper-class US White woman. These was old White money talking.
She had seen this happen so many times before, and the result was always the same. The paper usually lasts only a few months, but sometimes they last longer. There is no antidote. Death of the media outlet is virtually certain. And so it happened that the paper was laid to rest.
Now here I see for the second time the specter of the Jewish media boycott being wielded as a threat against a paper on the end of a demand that they run pro-Israeli propaganda. I have no reason to believe the guy is lying. This is how Jewish media power works in the US. It’s not that the media is owned by a bunch of grasping Jews (that’s not even completely true anyway).
It’s more that there are just enough of them sprinkled around high media places to keep a negative talk about Jews or their KKK-state to a minimum, if not off the table. And then there are the Jewish advertisers. In this case, there don’t even need to be any Jews on staff – threats alone will suffice.
Other than the Jewish boycott stuff, this is pretty much ordinary dialog along the lines of Martillo and Weiss’s blogs; interesting as far as that goes. The bit about the media going after Obama due to doubts about how pro-Israel he will be sounds far-fetched, but we cynical observers of US policy find it quite believable.
I deleted most of the third comment, as it pointed out that Mondoweiss’ comment section is getting polluted up by idiotic anti-Semites. I don’t think these are the garden variety type, I think they are more the confused Leftists and confused liberals I alluded to earlier.
Confronted for the first time with unstoppable bulldozer of US-backed Zionism, people get angry and frustrated, and anyway, anti-Semitism, like religion, pretty much explains all the mysteries in the universe and that way you don’t have to think too much. I got into it myself in 2001 when I first got into anti-Israel activism until I figured out that so much of it was nonsense and pulled my head out, thank God. Racism is lame.
There follows a bunch of Judeophilic stuff about how much Jews have contributed to our world, which anyone with a brain can see for their eyes.
Why people bother reciting this chauvinist cant I have no idea, but I think it’s mostly because they are trying to fight off accusations of anti-Semitism. Yeah, Jews are smart. Yeah, they are educated. Fine, Germany and Japan were two of the smartest and most educated nations in the world in the 1930′s and 1940′s. So much for brains and degrees as intrinsic values.
EdFomNH on “Fealty to Israel”
by Joachim Martillo
[These comments refer to the Mundoweiss blog entry Apparently Without Irony, Washington Post Says Jewish Advocates Demand that Obama Show 'Fealty to Israel'.]
THE ROLE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS TO SUPPORT THE DECISIONS THAT ARE MADE BY THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL. IT IS NOT UP TO US TO PICK AND CHOOSE FROM AMONG [ISRAEL'S] POLITICAL PARTIES.” THE AUDIENCE MEMBERS APPLAUDED.”
That comment, by Ann Lewis, one of Hillary Clinton’s most trusted aides and the other comments recorded in Dana Milbank’s enlightening article The Audacity of Chutzpah, referred to by Mondo above, prove the current treasonous extreme of America’s pro-Israeli lobby — the lobby many say is the most powerful in America — the lobby that many believe almost single-handedly pushed America into its ill-considered and ill-fated war in Iraq.
This lobby has now become so hyper-arrogant that they claim it is the “duty” of the President of the United States to support the will of the electorate of a foreign state no matter how much it might conflict with the interests of America.
They are, in effect, demanding that any candidate for President must surrender America’s sovereignty to Israel, a state founded for the purpose of discriminating against people based on whether or not they are Jewish.
My family was in the media. We repeatedly received letters from Rabbis, co-signed by all our Jewish sponsors, threatening to put us out of business unless we carried pro-Israeli or pro-Jewish propaganda, which we did. If you understand the power of the pro-Israeli lobby, not only in Washington, but also in the news media, the article The Audacity of Chutzpah explains why Barak Obama is being smeared by certain loud voices in our media.
Consider Saturday Night Live’s claim the press was “in the tank” for Obama — when the real problem is that Obama is not 100% “in the tank” for Israel.
Obama’s relationship with his single sleazy money man, Rezko, has received much more publicity than the Clintons’ more questionable relationships with hundreds of sleazy money men, including a handful that were channeling money from the Chinese Communists to the Clinton’s in return for the dangerous sale to the Chinese of important U.S. military assets.
The media has virtually refused to remind America of just how much evidence there is of just how many serious crimes the Clintons appear to have committed. Most of the right-wing voices on talk radio and cable news, who are currently fanning the anti-Obama movement and encouraging Republicans to vote for Hillary, have been constant supporters of the Zionist-racist end of the pro-Israeli lobby.
The media uproar about Rev. Jeremiah Wright is not really about his anti-white racism. Many black leaders, including Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have said things just anti-white as Rev. Wright — but no prominent leaders of the Democratic party have ever been forced to disown them.
Instead it is all about Israel, and the Zionist-racists’ fear Obama cannot be trusted to commit the treason of putting the interests of Israel before those of America.
To understand the ugly power of the pro-Israeli lobby, just look at the vicious smear job it did on Jimmy Carter, who has done more to help Israel in real terms than any U.S. President since Truman.
He was repeatedly smeared as anti-Semitic when he dared write in his book Peace Not Apartheid statements about Israel’s unfairness to the Palestinians that are commonly discussed within the Israeli media itself. Even American Jews who have dared to make similar statements in this country have been attacked by the Zionist-racists as aiding anti-Semitism.
ZIONISM AND ANTI-SEMITISM ARE EVIL TWINS. THEY ARE BOTH IDEOLOGIES FOUNDED ON DISCRIMINATING AGAINST PEOPLE BASED ON WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE JEWISH. IT IS HYPOCRITICAL TO ATTACK ONE WITHOUT ATTACKING THE OTHER.
Racial discrimination practiced by Jews is just as ugly as a similar degree of racial discrimination practiced against Jews, and vice versa. Anything else would be a racist double standard on its face.
And since, as is shown in Jimmy Carter’s book, the current racial discrimination practiced by Israel is more ugly and extreme than the anti-Semitic discrimination practiced by any but an extremely small, nut-case fringe in America, the vast majority of charges of anti-Semitism made by the powerful pro-Israeli Jewish groups in this country are nothing but pure hypocrisy.
It is time that all fair-minded Americans, including all fair-minded Jews, condemn the offensive discrimination, censorship, McCarthy-like smear campaigns, and treason of the Zionist-racists who force our politicians to subject the sovereignty of America to the will of Israeli voters and who seek to prevent American gentiles and Jews from having the same freedom to criticize Israel as the Jews of Israel, themselves.
It is time America have the freedom to honestly and openly consider the costs, as well as the benefits, of continuing to be the world’s major funder, supplier of arms, and supplier of diplomatic support for Israel’s anti-Arab racism.
That the American media is spending so much time focusing on Rev. Wright’s mere ugly words, and virtually no time on the pro-Israeli lobby’s treasonous, ugly requirement that American presidents put the interests of Israel before those of America, is proof of just how dominated by Zionist-racism the American media is.
It is ridiculous that Obama is being pressured to distance himself from Rev. Wright’s ugly words, when nobody is ever forced to distance themselves from Israel’s much, much, much uglier deeds.
In a cycle of violence that started when the Zionists moved into Palestine and made clear they wanted to drive the Palestinians out of their own land — much as Hitler originally wanted to drive the Jews out of Germany — the Zionist have killed many more Palestinians than Palestinians have Jews.
In response to almost every tit for tat in this cycle of violence the Zionist-racists started, they have killed many more Arabs than Arabs have Jews. The fact that one side’s bombs are now delivered by human suicide bombers while the other side’s are delivered by American-made mechanical bombers does not make one side’s violence worse than the other.
People who have been robbed have more right to use force to get their stolen property back than the robbers have to steal it.
Why is there a racist double standard that says Zionists are allowed to kill and commit acts of terror to steal, keep, and steal even more stolen land, but Palestinians are not allowed to kill and commit acts of terror to get back the land that has been stolen from them, or to fight to prevent even more land from being taken from them.
Why is there always a (usually unspoken) racist double standard in the American public forum, which accords more rights to Jews than gentiles.
When will the Jewish people as a whole ever be satisfied with equality, rather than continuing to have powerful elements within their population that constantly demands racial superiority, including the right to have a nation state that discriminates against the racial and ethnic background of 97% of Americans and 99.5% of all of humanity.
When will the Jews stop having powerful groups within their population that demand to be the pigs of Animal Farm, the animals that are “more equal” than all the others.
The answer is that it would happen within a decade or two after America was free to honestly discuss Israel and Zionism.
It would because Jews are basically just as decent as the rest of America, and if there could only be honest discussion of how ugly Israel’s racism is, and how ugly the claims of Zionists to special privilege are, most Jews would come to understand that Zionism and certain strands of racism in the Torah and the Talmud are ugly and outdated, just as most American whites took a decade or two to understand how ugly and outdated the racism against Afro-Americans — that was so deeply ingrained in many of white America’s sacred institutions — was.
The Zionist-racists of the pro-Israeli lobby know this. They know that most American Jews are fair minded enough that if there could be an open and honest discussion of Israeli and Zionist racism, and how offensive many people consider it to be, the large majority of American Jews would distance themselves from both these ugly institutions.
That is why they work so hard to seek total censorship of all things that relate to Israel and Zionism.
That is why they feel such a need to smear Obama, because, God forbid, since he had an Islamic father, he might just spread the idea that Arabs are human beings of equal intrinsic worth as Jews, and without the implicit assumption that Jews are somehow superior to Palestinians and entitled to special rights the justification for Israel brutal treatment of the Palestinians disappears.
So that cannot be allowed. That is why the Zionists fight in such an ugly and underhanded manner to prevent any honest discussions on the subject, because they know that Americans and American Jews are basically decent people, and, thus, they cannot be allowed to have free and open discussions of the ugly racism and discrimination that is the very essence of both Zionism and Israel.
Reading the comments on this list [Mundoweiss] I am happy to hear that so many oppose Israel, the pro-Israeli lobby, and Zionism. But I am not happy to see that some remarks in this list appear to be anti-Semitic, even to me…