I received a copy today of JJ Goldberg's book Jewish Power. Rather than repeat all the information offered, I thought I would provide an overview and some links, and allow readers to confirm all this for themselves.
For those who don't believe that the various Zionist and religious-Jewish organizations come together to generate policy, you have obviously not heard (as I hadn't) of the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council. Let me allow Mr Goldberg, who is a journalist in Israel and America, and who is editor of the Jewish community magazine Forward, to describe this group to you:
"The council, known by the Jaw Breaking title of the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, or NCRAC (pronounced "nacrac"), is nothing less than the central policy making council of the organized American Jewish community. Its membership includes a dozen fo the most powerful and broadly representative groups on the national Jewish scene: the three main synagogue unions, Reform, Conservative, and Orothodox; the three main "defense agencies," Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee, and American Jewish Congress; and the three largest Jewish women's groups, Hadassah, the National Council on Jewish Women, and Women's American ORT. Also included, along with a handful of other national bodies, are 117 locale community councils, representing the world of Jewish federated charities and their donors."
Ah. And what do these groups do? Mr Goldberg tells us:
"MCRAC's policy positions are hammed out in intense, year-long negotiations among the agencies, then booted on at the council's annual assembly and published each fall in a booklet, the Joint Program Plan. ... The eighty-four page plan for 1992 included, along with ten pages on Israel and eight pages on anti-Semitism in Russia and the Arab world, no less than six pages on public- school education, six pages on abortion rights and the status of women, four pages on poverty, three pages each on immigration policy, federal courts, and universal health care, and four pages on the environment."
So what is being said is that ALL THE JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS IN AMERICA REALLY DO MEET ONCE A YEAR AND DECIDE ON A JOINT POLITICAL PLATFORM. In my recent article for Pravda on the Jewish lobby, someone told me that the Jewish lobby in America didn't have an official position on gun control. Mr Goldberg disagrees, stating, "The 1994 plan added teo pages entitled 'Gun Control and Violence,' plus a four page section titled 'Constitutional Protections in a Pluralistic Democracy.' These protections addressed issues ranging from the death penalty and homosecxual right to term limits, campaign- finance reform, and congressionaln redistricting."
So American Jewry, meaning all the synagogues and all the formal Jewish power structure, actually does have a written program which it issues each year and which all organizations adhere to. So if you are wondering why, say Orthodox Jewish congregations are not active on issues like abortion and homosexuality with conservative Christian churches, it is because they have coordinated with all the other Jewish community groups in America not to be active on those issues. And if you are wondering why you see all the Jewish organizations working together on issues like undermining the Second Amendment and banning guns, it is because ALL JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS IN THE COUNTRY MEET ANNUALLY TO DECIDE WHAT TO THINK ON THESE ISSUES.
Those who would like to read Mr Goldberg's book, in which he goes into detail on how Jewish organizations did a lot of things, from blocking pro-Christian educational legislation to forcing George Bush Sr out of office, you can buy this book here:
Now Mr Goldberg does point out that not all Jews follow this line. "The NCRAC agenda provokes widespread resentment among Jewish activists at the grassroots." In particular, he points to a growing racist movement among Jews that want NCRAC to denounce blacks as the course of crime in America, and wants NCRAC to recognize that "Islam [is] the enemy of Judaism". Sounds like a pleasant group of folks.
Let's hear what one rabbi has to say about abortion in the Jewish religion in Mr Goldberg's book: "In rabbinic canon law, .. human ife does not simply begin at conception. It develops gradually, acquiring greater legal protection as the fetus gains viability. Development continues even after birth, he added paranthetically; an infant that dies before the eighth day does receive a Jewish funeral.
"In any case, ... Judaism rules that the morther's needs automatically take precedent until the moment of birth. 'There is ... a moral and ethical basis for a woman to undergo an abortion. Do not impose the view of some on all of us.'"
Abortion is a religious freedom, because Judaism does not recognize infants under eight days of life as human beings, and does not recognize killing a seven day old infant as murder.
Maybe I'm writing this because I just spent a few hours listening to a Muslim preacher at the local Islamic center talk about how Jews are the children of Satan who think Jesus is the illegitimate son of a whore. The local Islamic Center was holding an interfaith day of understanding, and they brought in this guy who is an ex-Catholic priest who converted to Islam, and who is now the chief Muslim in Maryland, and he started praching hellfire and brimstone right from the Koran. Much to my amusement, many Jews who came these to be "interfaith" walked out when he started discussing what Jews think about Jesus from the Talmud. Many of the Christians seemed very uncomfortable. One politicians, Maria Pina-Faustus, walked out when the Muslim preacher guy refused to denounce Osama bin Laden, and stated that "we have not seen any evidence that he is guilty, so how can we denounce him" and told another woman "we cannot say he does not represent Islam, because we have no process by which a believer can be excommunicated, unless he publically states he does not believe in Allah and he does not believe Mohammed was the Prophet."
But still, it is one thing to hear about Jews from the White separatist struggle. It is quite another to hear about them from a Jewish guy.
And BTW, according to the Rabbi, the Christian faith allows abortion too. Check Exodus 21:22 "I two men strive and one strikes a woman with a child, so that her fruit departs, and yet no harm follows, he shall surely be fined."
The Rabbi was literally escorted out of the Louisiana State Legislature when he tried to testify to that effect.
Let's go back to the story of how the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, a group now headed by Mortimer Zuckerman, destroyed the first George Bush. This is how Goldberg tells it:
"Shoshana Cardin was sitting in a Washington hotel room reviewing the day's lobbying when word came of Bush's remarks. A Baltimore civic leader and professional volunteer, she headed up the powerful forces that the President was complaining about. Her precise title was Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Known to its members as the Presidents Conference, the group is a loose coalition of four dozen Jewish religious associations, civil rights agencies, welfare funds, and fraternal societies. It includes most of the groups that make up the dizzying alphabet soup of American Jewish community life, ranging from household names like B'nai B'rith, Haddassh, and the United Jewish appeal to obscure factions like the Jewish Labor Committee and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.
"... What the President had said, as she heard it, was that when Jews advocated their beliefs as citizens, they were somehow engaging in unaceptable civic behavior. In fact, Cardin angrily decided, it was the president who's behavior was unacceptable."
Now for those who don't remember exactly what the President said, let me give some background. This Jewish lobby which claims it doesn't exist had been demanding that the US government steal ten billion dollars from the US working people and give it to Israel to settle Sovet Jews who were unhappy with Russia. Think about that -- what do I, as an American taxpayer, care about Soviet Jews going to Israel, and why should I, as an American taxpayer, have to pay for Israel's problems? When Mexicans decide to cross the Rio Grande in the middle of the night and settle in America, Israel doesn't send us money to "settle" them in the American Southwest, so why should we have to fund the immigration of non-American citizens from a non-American country like the Soviet Union into a non-American country like Israel? Doesn't make any sense, right?
Bush, being a white American, didn't think it amde any sense either. He was tired of footing the bill, and put forward an initiative in Congress that said that Americans would pay to settle the Soviet Jews, but only if Israel both made a lasting and permanent peace deal with the Palestinians and actually implemented it. He didn't so "no, we won't support Israel" he said "we will give you $10 billion dollars one last time if you will finally stop fighting and make peace so we don't have to worry about your crap any more." The American Jewish lobby -- people like Shoshana Cardin -- were OUTRAGED at that!?!? They felt very firmly that they had a RIGHT to bribe out Congress and steal our money and take it to their country to help their people. They felt that they had a RIGHT to subvert the Constitution and impoverish working American of all races and colors. This was their RIGHT and they were going to use it.
Imagine that arrogance. The RIGHT to steal our tax dollars, money we earn with our blood, our sweat, and our tears, and transfer it out of the country to Israel, to give it to people that not only never earned it, are not even our people. $10 billion dollars means $2,000 for every single person in Israel (Israel's population: 5 million). When is the last time our government gave every American $2000? Couldn't you use $2000. Couldn't every working person in this country who earns under $20,000 a year (or under $50,000 a year, or anything!) and still pays taxes on it do with an extra $2000 in their pocket -- to pay off their debts, buy a car, buy a house, so something good for their family and their children? But instead of giving American tax money to Americans, it was given to Israelis because pro-Israeli American Jewish organizations bribed the Congress. Don't believe they bribed the Congress? check this out:
Jews provide "between one fourth and one half of all Democratic campaign funds." If it wasn't for Jewish money there would be no democrat Party in California".
And all the information I've cited above is in the first 40 pages of this 400+ page book.
I urge all of you to buy this book and read it. It is frightening. The basic idea -- that the majority of people who live in a country have a right to govern that country -- is undermined by the basic assumption of the book -- that Jews, despite being a minority who's views are not representative of the American people, have a right to use bribery and press intimidation to dictate foreign and domestic policy to America, and to make sure America adheres to their perverse interpretation of Jewish religious and cultural-political values. That is what this lobby believes, and they believe that anyone who criticizes them for using unethical methods to impose unpopular policies on this country is guilty of denying them their right to petition the government. What arrogance!
I also just finished reading two other reports, both issues by Jewish organizations, that should be of interest to our readers. One is an American Jewish Committee report on "Russian Jewish Elites and Anti-Semitism". It explains the situation in Russia prior to the Putin takeover, and discusses how Russia's Jewish oligarchs liked to gloat by saying things like "Jewish bankers own 50 percent of the capital in Russia" and answering the question "who runs Russia" by saying "Jews". Note that the oligarches who said these things have now,in 2001, been mostly either exiled, assassinated, or arrested for their hubris.
The address of this report is:
And lastly, I refer you to a report by George Soros' Union of Jews of the Former Soviet Union. This report actually has some real anti-Semitism in it -- there have been several instances in Russia where Chechen guerillas have kidnapped twelve and thirteen year old Jewish girls, raped them, and cut off their finger when their families couldn't ransom them. This is wrong. But most of what the report complains about are two things:
1) People have made or published political statements that Jewish organizations don't like.
2) People are joining political organizations that Jewish organizations don't like.
3) People have stated as a general principle that, as Russia is 86% ethnic Russian, it would inappropriate for Russia to have a Jewish president, or a majority-Jewish cabinet.
The solution recommended in the report is that people who make statements that Jewish organizations don't like, or who join groups that Jewish organizations don't like, or who believe that Russia should be ruled by Russians, should be arrested and placed in jail and not permitted to be part of the political process. Remarkably, this agenda, and the "anti-Semitic" remarks directed against them, are the EXACT SAME remarks directed against them in America. Russians were mad that all the television stations were owned by Jews. They didn't like Jewish banks owned half of the country's capital and venture capital. They didn't like that a large number of Yeltsin's ministers were Jewish. They felt that, as the country was 86% Russian and .5% Jewish, that Jews should not, generally, be running the country's senior ministries -- and should certainly not be running ALL of the country's senior ministries. This belief George Soros finds intolerable. In a "democracy", Jews should be able, not just theoretically, but in practice, to hold all the ruling positions in the government, despite the fact that there are no significant numbers of Jews living in the country.
Think about that, because its an important question -- does a country, say England, have a right to a government of Englishmen? Does a Nigerian have the same right to be the King of England as an Englishman? Should the Germans elect a Chinaman as Chancellor? Did the British have the right to colonize the Sudan and rule it as a territory? Because to say that a person with allegience to a foreign nation or foreign ethnic group has a right to rule over a group of people who are not of his ethnicity or culture is to defend the underlying ideology of colonialism. Then notice how many Jewish writers in the United States (ahem ... Jonah Goldberg) defend colonialism -- now that they are defining the terms of colonization. Then ask yourself this:
Is it "right-wing" to be opposed to colonialism? If not, and if one really believes in the ethnic self-determination of people, than why is it that Jews have a "right", as George Soros claims, to rule Russia, but the British do not have a "right" to rule India?
These questions are important, because the essence of modern Zionism is that it is an imperialist and capitalist ideology, perpetrated by a handful rich Jews, that is in opposition to the right of self-determination of all of the other world's people, because it claims as a "right" the right to rule any of the world's peoples that it chooses.
This is frightening stuff. It is frightening that anyone could believe it, and frightening that we, right now, are living through the results of it. Just as World War I and World War II led to thousands of colonial subjects fighting the European and Asian war on behalf of their colonial masters, America has been drawn in to the Zionist conflict on behalf of a group of people who feel that they have established themselves as our neo-colonial masters.
Think about the war on Afghanistan in terms of Third World liberation, with America being the nation in need of liberating.
Anyways, the Soros report can be downloaded here:
It is almost 200 pages, but quite a read.
In any case, I hope I've given you something to think about. This stuff blows my mind. There is something seriously wrong in the world, and it is time that people rose up and fixed it. We need to bring the financial elite to justice whether Big Oil or Big Zionism -- but in the case of the current conflict, it is Zionism that is doing its utmost to lead us by the nose, all the way. It's time we understood it, and organized to fight it. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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