Category: Culture

Børre demands an explanation

 Europeans, and perhaps most Americans along the two coasts, have been more or less secular for so long that they probably can’t understand the depth or political clout of the religious mythology surrounding Israel.  It has completely trumped rational thought.  It is bad theology and it’s definitely bad foreign policy, but this bizarre love affair …

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A frenzy of flummery

 Dear editor, There is a frenzy of flummery about Islam in this newspaper, on radio and television, and even from pulpits across America.  I suspect most of it comes from people who never actually met a Muslim.  We Americans used to be a people who challenged ignorance and prejudice, but perhaps that noble sentiment died …

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Abracadabra

 Thanks.  Very interesting.  Finally, a few Americans are starting to get a clue how dangerously wacky this premillennial stuff is.  Kinda funny when it’s a bunch of hillbillies playing with snakes.  Not so funny when it dictates foreign policy and kills hundreds of thousands and dispossesses millions more. Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 2:37 PM …

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Arkansas stories

  Note that the camera makes me look MUCH fatter than I really am!  Two stories: At the DC reunion, we ran into Helen Thomas at Mama Ayesha’s.  Good thing, because we had swilled too many Almazas and were hell-bent on brawling with the class of 77, if we could only find out where they …

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Debka.com

 Some first impressions about http://www.debka.com/ — it seems to be a right-wing(ish?) Jewish version of the Drudge Report.  Not surprising — I’ve been reading Haaretz for nearly 10 years and have observed that the entire country, as well as our own, is drifting in that direction.  That, or I’m in a free-fall towards the left fringe of …

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Misery

 Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 8:44 AM In the misery that is now Lebanon it is the lowest who take the blame and the Palestinian refugees are the lowest in the pecking order. – Børre “They see us all as criminals” Caoimhe Butterly writing from Baddawi Refugee Camp, Live from Lebanon, 22 June 2007 Standing …

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Glenn Beck is a Nazi

 Glenn Beck is a Nazi.  That he is allowed to spew his hateful venom on CNN shows you how much the news industry has prostituted itself to corporate interests.  Whether or not you wish to equate corporate interests with Jewish cabals and Zionist agendas is up to you.  I will not ask whether you are …

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