Shocked that Hollywood collaborated with the Nazis? It’s doing the exact same thing today with China
What will Hollywood’s famously outspoken liberals do when a repressive authoritarian regime is essentially signing their paychecks? Nothing, of course. Don’t hold your breath waiting for Michael Moore to deliver a rant about Chinese censorship of journalists and filmmakers at the Oscars. Susan Sarandon won’t be arrested at rallies protesting China’s place as the world’s leading practitioner of capital punishment. Leonardo DiCaprio won’t be telling “Entertainment Tonight” about his new campaign to draw awareness to China’s role as the world’s No. 1 threat to the environment.Sponsored Ads
Western intellectuals and commentators refer to the enemy’s ideology as:
“Islamic Fundamentalism,” “Islamic Extremism,” “Totalitarian Islam,” “Islamofascism,” “Political Islam,” “Militant Islam,” “Bin Ladenism,” “Islamonazism,” “Radical Islam,” “Islamism,” etc….
The enemy calls it “Islam.”
Imagine, if during past wars, we used terms such as “Radical Nazism,” “Extremist Shinto” and “Militant Communism.” The implication would be that there are good versions of those ideologies, which would then lead some to seek out “moderate” Nazis. Those who use terms other than “Islam” create the impression that it’s some variant of Islam that’s behind the enemy that we’re facing. A term such as “Militant Islam” is redundant, but our politicians continue praising Islam as if it were their own religion. Bush told us “Islam is peace” — after 2,996 Americans were murdered in its name. He maintained that illusion throughout his two terms, and never allowed our soldiers to defeat the enemy. And now we have Obama, who tells us, from Egypt:
“I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
Now that we know that Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, uttered anti-Semitic comments similar to those made by Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi, will the media do its best to avoid reporting those, too?
In November 1998, the Institute for Jewish Policy Research released its annual report on current trends in anti-Semitism across the world. In the section for Turkey, the journal quoted the then-mayor of Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in June 1997, at a meeting organized by the municipality to celebrate the city’s conquest by the Ottoman Turks, remarking: “The Jews have begun to crush the Muslims of Palestine, in the name of Zionism,” the mayor said, “Today, the image of the Jews is no different from that of the Nazis.”
Erdogan later became, and still is, the Prime Minister of Turkey, a man whom President Obama describes as a personal friend, in a country that is a member of NATO, and head of a government that is regarded as moderate, and, as the London Times recently reflected, an example of how Islamism and democracy do not have to be mutually exclusive.
In England in the space of a week, a British parliament member from the Liberal-Democrat Pary named David Ward said that Israel is perpetrating a Holocaust on the Palestinians Arabs, and the Sunday Times published the above anti-Semitic, Nazi-styled cartoon. The cartoon came out on the ill-conceived International Holocaust Memorial Day.
So I am sad to say, I am right.
Britain is no place for Jews.
Anyway, here are my opening remarks at the debate.
In order to understand the insane thinking here, we must employ the flipping process used in liberal thinking. That says anybody or nation behaving badly can only be reacting to some kind of negative force. If Nazi Germany implemented the Holocaust on the Jews, then it must have been that the Jews deserved it. There can be no other reason. And today in fact we can see that the Jews (Israel) are the real perpetrators of the Holocaust, except now it is on the Palestinian Arabs. So the Nazis were right all along.
Why pick on the Jews?
The Jews are singled out because of their success. Success can only be achieved by some form of cheating. There can be no other way.
Modern liberal thinking is worse than bad. It is going to take the entire western world over a cliff. One can see the storm clouds forming right now through China, Russia, Iran and the rise of Islam. It’s not clear to me if the western world will even exist in 20 years.
After World War II, dozens of Nazi criminals went into hiding in South America. A new study reveals how a ‘coalition of the unwilling’ on both sides of the Atlantic successfully stymied efforts to hunt and prosecute these criminals for decades.
All it took was a transposed number — 1974 instead of 1947 — for Gustav Wagner to be allowed to stay in Brazil. It was a mere slip of the pen by the man who had translated the German document into Portuguese that prompted Brazil’s supreme court to deny West Germany’s request to extradite the former SS officer. And yet Wagner stood accused of complicity in the murders of 152,000 Jews at the Sobibor extermination camp in German-occupied Poland.
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Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler
Infamous for his crimes against humanity, Hitler’s rise to power was unexpected and devastating. But how could a political party so intolerant gain so much power under one man? Using historical newly colourised and impactful footage, Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler is a two-part documentary which takes a remarkable look into the Nazis’ ascent, exploring Hitler’s path from mediocre student and failed artist to totalitarian dictator.
1) Becoming Hitler
Documentary charting the dictator’s rise to power, from his beginnings as a struggling artist in Vienna to his eventual demise in Berlin. The first episode focuses on Hitler’s formative years and how, when he returned home from the First World War, his nationalistic diatribes were largely ignored by the public, until the 1929 economic crisis put him and his ideas in the spotlight.
Do you want to live on the edge? Imagine the setting of Morocco during World War II. Casablanca was a neutral setting where enemies could mingle. Yet, the world all around them was a very dangerous place. The plot:
Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) is a cynical American expatriate living in Casablanca in early December 1941. His upscale nightclub and gambling den, “Rick’s Café Américain”, attracts a mixed clientele: Vichy French, Italian, and Nazi officials; refugees desperately seeking to reach the United States, as yet uninvolved in the war; and those who prey on them. Although Rick professes to be neutral in all matters, it is later revealed he ran guns to Ethiopia to combat the 1935 Italian invasion and fought on the Loyalist side in the Spanish Civil War.
Now fast forward to the present time. Welcome to Dubai. It’s the ultimate bad neighborhood with conflict in several countries in the region, yet Dubai is an oasis of calmness. Rick’s Cafe has been replaced with the Atlantis which is located on the artificial Palm Islands. Espionage, assassination, gold, currency and an international mix of actors give Dubai the flavor of a real Casablanca.
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Whether you are looking for an hotel, nursing, radiology, teaching or IT job in Dubai, it’s worth considering taking the job search to the next level. The Chinese are already heading back. Back in 2010 the Chinese headed back to Dubai to snap up the bargains.
Chinese hunt for bargains in Dubai
They have been attracted to the city-state by reports that property prices there have fallen further since the local debt crisis erupted in November, and signs that Dubai’s economy may have bottomed out and begun to recover.
Wenzhou already has strong links with Dubai. Of about 150,000 Chinese citizens living in Dubai, nearly 20,000 are merchants from Wenzhou, Mr Zhou says. They run small businesses and have invested in real estate, including at least Rmb5bn ($732m) worth of properties hit hard by the debt crisis. These investments have so far produced losses of Rmb1bn, he says, but notes this is a small amount compared to what Wenzhou’s millionaires have earned there.
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The exotic setting was Morocco during World War II. What defined Casablanca was its neutral mélange where enemies could mingle at ease. Nazis, refugees and gunrunners sat at adjacent tables to drink champagne and sing “As Time Goes By.”
That’s just like things are in Dubai today. It is an island of relative calm surrounded by wars in Afghanistan and Syria, instability in Iraq and Lebanon, transition in Tunisia and Egypt and bitter enmity between Israel and Iran. It is the ultimate bad neighborhood.
In place of Rick’s, there is Atlantis, an over-the-top resort on the artificial Palm Island, itself dredged from the seafloor and laid out in a palm shape so vast it can be seen from space.
Espionage, assassination, gold, currency and an international mix of actors at the crossroads of the world give Dubai its standing as the new Casablanca. Dubai, like Casablanca, is just a mirror of its time and place. Were it not for the corruption and dysfunction of the wider world, Dubai would have no clientele.
Every war needs its neutral venue, and in the currency wars Dubai fills the bill. There is no currency anywhere that is not money good in Dubai — at a price.
The Iranian website then concludes that if the Islamic Republic, quietly and without any media hype, attacks American installations throughout the region, the United States will have but two choices: either it will be forced to keep quiet and the media will freeze out the information, or it will be forced to go to war with Iran, in which case the war would then be out-and-out known to be a war between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the West and America.
Ayatollah Khamenei, days ago, stated that the current uprisings in the region are but a prelude to greater movement in which Islam will rule the world. Now, with his blessing, the website analysis raises the possibility of conflagration.
Who thinks Islam is but a mere religion?
It wants to rule the world. That sounds like a political system to me. It’s like the Nazis going to church on Sunday. Sure Christianity is their religion, but that’s not the point. The point is their political system wants to rule the world and crush all opposition. Islam is a political system that wants to rule the world and crush all opposition. Oh, incidentally, they happen to have a religion too.
She is perhaps Hitler´s best known victim, but what was Anne Frank really like?