សន្យាមុនគេង

SUNYA/SOMYA/SOMIYA MUN KEING/KHENG/KENG សន្យាមុនគេង






Aok Sokun Kanha

Fair complexion and slim, Ouk Sokun Kagna (Kagna) is, nowadays, a young famous singer. Because her golden voice from nature, on the TV screen this slim star has crabbed many audiences’ heart. She has committed herself to please her viewers.

To become a famous singer is her desire when she was at high school. At that time there were a lot of her classmates suggested Kagna to sing. That is why Kagna has tried until she is, now, a famous singer.

Speaking about songs this 20 years old singer stated that because a supporting from her friends and her mother who is a professor at Fine Art University she has stepped in art field since 1999. In this year Kagna was a Fine Art University graduate. Her major is Khmer Traditional Dance. During that period she was only 13, while the other girls were still dirty.

Part of affection and Hip Hop song are the song that she likes in her life. Jumping up and down with her hair flying all over the place, she captivates her audience with style.

We should know that Kagna used to sing Khmer songs at French and the United States of America. She was also an actress in the movies such as Kmoch Pyea Bath (Spite Ghost), Momeach Men Klach Pleung (Insects Play with Fire). Snam Sne Samoth Ream (Ocean Ream Loving) is either a song or a little of a film that was aired in the country and overseas make her popularity rise significantly after she sang this song. Besides she is a karaoke singer Kagna also tries to make a good use of time to run her mother beauty salon at Phsar Dey Hoy in Phnom Penh district.

Though Kagna was trained deep-rooted in music university, she would like to say she have to try more and more when she was free. Sometime she sang a song without intention. Especially when she went to visit rural area such place as field.

“The more i listen to her songs the more beautyful her sound,” this is a word of a student at Mekong University So Ratha. He is one of listeners showing his heart to support Kagna’s songs and her simple appearance, although he is a gentle man.

At Ratha’s house it has a lot of CDs which contains the song of Kagna even in his computer. When Ratha went outside he always listened to Kahna’s song that he had stored in his MP3.

Chey Sambath is a student at the Department of Media and Communication agreed with Ratha’s idea. Sambath likes her dresses; it is not a miniskirt like European culture.

Kagna is a first daughter and now she lives with his mother and her sibling in Russey Keo commune in Phnom Penh. Kagna said: “until today I have no even a man in my heart. I wait for a few more years.” And she also denied the rumor that said she had a loving relationship with Rithy Dona. She cleared up that between her and Rithy Dona was just a friendship. But recently Kagna and Rithy Dona nearly get married each other. This is like a Khmer word said: “mouth says no, but heart says yes.”

A young girl like her can’t get away from tabloids and rumors about negative and positive, and one more story that she refused is the rumor said she wanted to live in Australia. Actually it is a thought of her father at all. She refused: “I do not want to live in Australia. I do love beloved Cambodia. Here I have a good mother. I live peacefully. And I have a beauty salon.”

Saying about her father, Kagna looked so sad and she did not tell any thing about her father. But we know that her father was a well-known music writer. Nearly every Kagna song in the past few years are from her father. Her father lives in Australia leaving her mother, her sibling and herself live without warming from her father.

Answer to the question “what should a singer do to become a famous star?” Ouk Sokun Kagna said before she became a popular singer, it had lots of obstacles. First, about her action she always stays on the stage and moves in front of the thousands audiences eyes. The singer should feel confidentially and be pretty all the time.

In the near future she want to open a big song school that teach by her own.



Cambodian pop music is almost completely trash. I love classical Cambodian/Khmer music and dance.

KIKE BRO-NATE on "WHITE GOYIM" TRASH

KIKE BRO-NATE on "STUPID WHITE GOYIM", INTELLIGENT MUSLIMS & OPEN-MINDED KIKES

Kike Nathanael Kapner has declared himself, with typical Kike chutzpah, "The Apostle of America".

In the following "evangelism" report, Kike Bro-Nate kvetches about all the "Stupid White Goyim" that disgusted him, while praising the open-minded Kikes and the "intelligent" Muslims he met.

The "White Goyim" weren't interested in, or weren't buying, his "Christian" clown routine.

The Muslim Turks aren't labeled by Kike Bro-Nate as "Goyim". Is that because of the fact that Islam is Talmudic filth?

Were Muslims not labeled "Goyim" because they were the only people there, apart from his fellow Kikes, that Kike Bro-Nate could be certain were Anti-Christs?

The "brown" and "black" people aren't labeled by Kike Bro-Nate as "Stupid Goyim", even though they disgusted him.

As usual, he uses the German spelling for "Amerika". Because "German" = "¡¡¡NAZI!!!"?

Just think of the "Stupid White Goyim" who have given this Kike cash.

Brother Nathanael
September 29, 2012 @ 1:11 pm
STREET EVANGELISM REPORT - NYC
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The dregs of humanity were all out tonite in droves at Times Square - my 3rd nite out here in NYC.

Every shade of purple, (white goyim dying their hair purple with matching tatoos), brown, white, and black made their showing tonite.

Maybe 1 out of 100 people have an intelligent look in their eyes and faces and it’s almost a great comfort to see a human being that actually doesn’t look like a zombie.

The “Naked Cowboy” was making all kinds of lewd poses in front of me and the stupid white goyim just couldn’t get enough of his carnal lewdness.

Huge crowds of the White Goyim that David Duke and Kevin MacDonald are just so hopeful of starting a “revolution” gathered round the Naked Cowboy oogling and taking pictures with him INCLUDING THE WHITE GOYIM MEN making muscle poses with this low life bikini-clad muscle man imbecile.

As I see it “on the streets” Amerikans are made up of mostly “entertainment-addicted” idiots who hate the truth and will believe any lie served up to them to make them “feel good” about themselves. This is why Lieberman is setting up Wide Screen TVs in his FEMA camps to keep the white goyim happy. The Naked Cowboy will even make some special appearances so that they can still think they still have lots of “muscle.” AMERIKA IS DOOMED.

NYC is a metaphor for Amerika: HYMIE TOWN/JEW TOWN USA where every other building is named after a Jew couple like The Miriam and Sidney Levinson Building. In other words ALL THE ROT AND LIES AND WICKEDNESS IN AMERIKA has been brought to us by JEWS.
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The plain clothes security person didn’t show up tonite and sure enough after about an hour of me holding up the Holy Cross I was assaulted. A thug in his forties hit me on my head and when I told him that I was going to charge him with Assault & Battery he took off fast since there were 2 cops on the other side of the street.

This was my third nite out on Times Square and what really redeemed my time is that MANY New Yorkers THANKED ME for what I was doing. MANY OF THEM.

I also had some interesting conversations and encounters with Muslims who seem absolutely entranced in a positive way by my holding up the Holy Cross.

Many Muslims from Turkey who looked much more intelligent than the Amerikan Goyim wanted to take pictures with me and one very intelligent young woman asked me to explain the Orthodox Church to her. It was a wonderful conversation and a great time to share my belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. I was very respectful and she kept on asking more and more questions.

I explained to her that Jesus Christ offers forgiveness of sins through His death and Resurrection and that no other religion offers this: Forgiveness of sins and assurance that death has been conquered by Christ’s Resurrection. She thanked me for being polite and respectful and for sharing my faith with her.

ALSO - I got a chance to share Christ with a group of young Jewish yeshiva students who were very attracted to my Street Evangelism. They were in their teens and still had an open mind to some extent.

AND - TONS OF PEOPLE came up to me saying, “I See You On YouTube!” This is VERY encouraging!

ALL IS WELL. I will be back on the Streets of NYC tomorrow. Do keep me in your prayers!

http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=758#comment-878008



KIKE BRO-NATE on

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Saint Innocent of Moscow, Equal to the Apostles, and Enlightener of North America

Saint Innocent of Moscow, Equal to the Apostles ,and Enlightener of North America

Saint Innocent (Innokentii) was born in 1797, in the diocese of Irkutsk. At age 7 he was reading the Epistle in church. In 1806 he was sent to the Irkutsk seminary. In 1821 he was ordained as a priest.

From 1823. he spent 45 years at the labour of enlightening the peoples of Kamchatka, the Aleutian Islands, North America, Yakutia, and the Khabarovsk frontier, performing his apostolic exploit in severe conditions and at great risks to life. Saint Innocent baptised ten thousand people, and built churches, alongside which he founded schools in which he taught the fundamentals of the Christian life. His knowledge of various crafts and arts aided him much in his work.

During his time of endless journeying, Saint Innocent studied the languages, customs and habits of the peoples, among whom he preached. His work in geography, ethnography and linguistics received worldwide acclaim.

He composed an alphabet and grammar of the Aleut-Lisiev language and translated into it the Catechism, the Gospel and many prayers.

In 1868 he succeeded Metropolitan Philaret on the cathedral-seat of Moscow. Through the Holy Synod, Metropolitan Innocent consolidated the missionary efforts of the Russian Church, and the Moscow Pokrov-Protection monastery was reorganised for missionary work.

In 1870 the Japanese Orthodox Spiritual Mission was established, headed by Archimandrite Nikolai Kasatkin (Saint Nikolai of Japan), to whom Saint innocent had passed on much of his own spiritual experience.

Saint Innocent reposed to the Lord on 1879.03.31 -- Great Saturday -- and was buried at the Holy Spirit temple of the Trinity-Sergiev Lavra.

PRC: SON'S BODY IN FREEZER

PRC: Elderly parents have stored son's body in freezer for 6 Years

PRC: Elderly parents have stored son's body in freezer for 6 Years

PRC: Elderly parents have stored son's body in freezer for 6 Years

老人将儿子尸体藏入冰柜保存6年

Elderly Parents Have Stored Son’s Body in Freezer For 6 Years


News 163 [PRC], 2012.09.26

2006年,重庆开县丰乐街道黄陵村的田学明的儿子因白血病去世,田学明将儿子的尸体藏入冰柜,一放就是6年,每当想念时,田学明夫妻总会搀扶着,安静地站在冰柜旁,呆呆地看上一会,然后离开。田学明说,儿子“在冰柜里,跟活着时一模一样,我儿子就在我身边,从来没离开过。”

In 2006, the son of Chongqing City, Kai County, Fengle Street, Huangling Village resident Tian Xueming passed away from leukemia. Tian Xueming stored his son’s body in the freezer, and 6 years have passed. Every time he feels nostalgic, Tian Xueming and his wife will quietly go, arm in arm, stand beside the freezer, look blankly for a moment, and then leave. Tian Xueming says that his son, “in the freezer, looks exactly as he did when he was alive. My son is still with me, and has never left.”

9月25日,开县丰乐街道黄陵村,田秦远的尸体就藏在这个冰柜里,父亲田学明思念时便去看一眼。

September 25th, Kai County Fengle Street Huangling Village, this is the freezer where Tian Qinyuan’s body is stored, where his father Tian Xueming can go take a look at him whenever he misses him.

"SO MOTE IT BE!"

Jimmy Page:

"Wall’s just writing a book designed to cash in on something he didn’t have anything to do with. He wasn’t a creative force in Led Zep. I’m at something of a disadvantage because I haven’t chosen to read that book, but I hear it’s totally distorted from people who do know about Led Zeppelin"

[James Jackson, "Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin's good times, bad times and reunion rumours", The Times, 2010.01.08.]



From When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin, by Mick Wall, 2008:

Chapter Nine: SO MOTE IT BE

Part Two: THE CURSE OF KING MIDAS


“Nay! For I am of the Serpent's party; Knowledge is good, be the price what it may.” - Aleister Crowley, The Psychology of Hashish

"The thing that dominated the room [was] a vast double circle on the floor in what appeared to be whitewash. Between the concentric circles were written innumerable words. Farthest away from all this, about two feet outside the circle and three feet over to the north, was a circle enclosed by a triangle, also much lettered inside and out. [The magician] entered the circle and closed it with the point of his sword and proceeded to the centre where he laid the sword across the toes of his white shoes; then he drew a wand from his belt and unwrapped it, laying the red silk cloth across his shoulders. 'From now on,' he said, in a normal, even voice, 'no one is to move.'

"From somewhere inside his vestments he produced a small crucible which he set at his feet before the sword. Small blue flames promptly began to rise from the bowl and he cast incense into it. 'We are to call upon Marchosias, a great marquis of the Descending Hierarchy,' he said. 'Before he fell, he belonged to the Order of Dominations among the angels. His virtue is that he gives true answers. Stand fast all…'

"With a sudden motion [the magician] thrust the end of his rod into the surging flames… at once the air of the hall rang with a long, frightful chain of woeful howls. Above the bestial clamour [the magician] shouted: 'I adjure thee, great Marchosias, the agent of the Emperor Lucifer and of his beloved son Lucifuge Rofocale by the power of the pact…' The noise rose higher and a green steam began to come off the brazier. But there was no other answer. His face white and cruel, [the magician] rasped over the tumult: 'I adjure thee, Marchosias, by the pact and by the names, appear instanter.' He plunged the rod a second time into the flames. The room screamed… but still there was no apparition.

"The rod went back into the fire. Instantly the place rocked as though the earth moved under it. 'Stand fast,' [the magician] said hoarsely. Something else said, 'Hush, I am here. What dost thou seek of me? Why dost thou disturb my repose?' The building shuddered again… then from the middle of the triangle to the northwest, a slow cloud of yellow fumes went up towards the ceiling, making them all cough, even [the magician]. As it spread and thinned [they] could see a shape forming under it… it was something like a she-wolf, grey and immense, with green glisten¬ing eyes. A wave of coldness was coming from it… the cloud continued to dissipate. The she-wolf glared at them, slowly spreading her griffin's wings. Her serpent's tail lashed gently, scalily…"

The above passage comes from James Blish, author of Black Easter. Everyone who read it when the book was first published in 1980 was immediately divided into two camps: those that believed Blish had actually witnessed a genuine High Magick ritual, and those that dismissed it as science-fiction. It's a debate that continues to this day. For in the end, it comes down to belief, something you either do or do not posses - or are busy, perhaps, trying to suppress. What can't be denied is that such rituals do exist and are performed on a regular basis - the essence of the Abra-melin ritual (one of the most significant and difficult to achieve) is to “Invoke Often” - and not just in a few pockmarked villages in remote, uneducated parts of the world. In fact, there are hardly any major towns or cities in the UK that aren't home to at least one secret society whose purpose is the study, practise and performance of precisely such rituals. The people involved are not simple peasants, either, but drawn from some of the brightest, most questioning minds, many of them from the very upper-echelons of society - as they have been for centuries.

We are not talking about simple witchcraft of the type depicted in a make-you-jump Stephen King novel or the broomstick abracadabra of a Harry Potter movie (though many books, films and other famous works of art do incorporate elements of genuine ritual magick). According to the 19th century writer and magician Eliphas Levi [KIKE], occult knowledge - that is, the hidden knowledge of the ages, going back to pre-Christian times, all the way to the Serpent and the Garden of Eden - is a product of philosophical and religious equations as exact as any science. Furthermore, that those who are able to acquire this knowledge and use it in the correct manner instantly become masters of those who do not. As an earlier proponent of the magician's art, Paracelsus, wrote in the 16th century: “The magical is a great hidden wisdom… no armour can shield against it because it strikes at the inward spirit of life. Of this we may rest assured.” Or as Aleister Crowley - after Merlin, now perhaps the most notorious occultist of all - put it so succinctly, “Certain actions produce certain results.”

The idea that rock music might also be related to occult practises hardly began, or indeed ends, with the long-held view that Jimmy Page - and, ergo, Led Zeppelin - were dabblers in black magic and/or holders of so-called Satanic beliefs. Indeed, the most enduring myth about the band is that three of its members - the exception being the 'quiet one', John Paul Jones - entered into a Faustian pact with the Devil, signing away their immortal souls in exchange for earthly success. Only someone who knew nothing about the occult could indulge in such an obvious fantasy, though. That is not to say that Jimmy Page has never been involved in occult practises; rather, the opposite. That Page's interest in occult ritual is so serious and longstanding it would be facile to suggest anything as feeble-minded as a pact with the Devil. As for involving anyone else in the band… that would have been like inviting them to co-produce the Zeppelin albums with him: a recipe for disaster that would only dilute and distort - completely ruin, in fact - what this master musician and would-be magician was attempting to do. Or as he would have put it back then - to invoke.

Even in 1970, the year Page's deepening interest in the works of the charismatic Crowley became public for the first time with the abbreviated inscription of his famous maxim, Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be the Whole of the Law, into the various run-out grooves of Led Zeppelin III, rock as the devil's music was hardly a new idea. Even mama-loving, god-fearing Elvis stood accused early on of doing the devil's work with his dangerously gyrating rhythms and head-turning beats. While other stars of Presley's generation like Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis were so convinced of the intrinsic ungodliness of their music they would eventually give up years of their respective careers to wrestling painfully with the idea that what they'd been doing - inciting young people to utterly lose themselves in the wilful abandonment of rock'n'roll - was somehow wrong; not just subversive but fundamentally perverted; unfit for consumption by decent church-going folk. A notion compounded by the common-held belief that the blues - the forefather of rock'n'roll - was propagated by itinerant black men who, it was claimed, had been taught to play while sitting atop gravestones at midnight, or, in the case of Robert Johnson, from the devil himself, encountered after dark at a certain crossroads. Fanciful ideas lent unsettling credence by the fact that so many early blues songs were built on notions of eternal damnation begun here on Earth, the outsider following his lonely doom-laden path; itself a perversion of the real roots of the music, which lay in preaching, the church, gospel, and the praise of God, but which the blues now delivered unto the jook-joints, roadhouses and dollar-a-go brothels populated by gun-toting, fatherless men and evil duplicitous women to whom it was a foregone conclusion a po' boy would surely lose his soul.

Compared, however, to the more intentionally subversive ideas being espoused just a decade later in the music of those flamboyantly attired, long-haired, album-oriented groups that took their cue from the Beatles and the Stones, what the original Fifties generation of rock'n'rollers was up to is now seen as woefully innocent, quaint almost. The image of Aleister Crowley had already shown up at the personal request of John Lennon on the cover of Sgt. Pepper - glaring balefully out from between Mae West and one of George Harrison's Indian gurus - three years before a sniggering, stoned Jimmy Page instructed engineer Terry Manning to scratch Crowley-isms into the run-out grooves of the third Zeppelin album. While the Stones - influenced as much by Brian Jones' girlfriend Anita Pallenberg's enthusiastic but amateurish interest in the occult as by Mick Jagger's passing fascination with intellectual notions of good and evil and Keith Richards' more down-to-earth but steadily increasing use of cocaine, heroin and anything else that could take him to “a different realm” - had released Their Satanic Majesties Request while Jimmy was still scrabbling around on Dick Clark package tours with the Yardbirds.

But the Stones' flirtation with the dark side had come to an ignominious and bloody end when Meredith Hunter was murdered at Altamont - just as the band was reaching the climax of 'Sympathy for the Devil'. After that, whatever involvement with the occult the Stones had been indulging in - from Jagger's brilliantly convincing portrayal of a degenerate rock star in the 1968 movie, Performance (scripted and co-directed by Donald Cammell, son of Crowley biographer and friend, Charles R Cammell) to his relationship with Crowley disciple, Kenneth Anger, whose 1969 underground film Invocation Of My Demon Brother (Arrangement In Black & Gold) fea¬tured the singer's specially composed synthesiser soundtrack - was rapidly curtailed, leaving the field open for less serious but more determinedly outré rock acts like Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper to base their entire acts on an ersatz but clearly signposted association with the occult, elaborating on the earlier pantomime shtick of self-styled tremble-tremble merchants like Screaming Lord Sutch (who would come onstage in a coffin) and Arthur 'God Of Hellfire' Brown. Even on those occasions when these next-generation rockers showed a more serious interest in the occult, their basic lack of knowledge on the subject left them as nonplussed as most of their easily shocked audience. Terry 'Geezer' Butler, bassist and chief lyricist of Black Sabbath, insists he had a “genuine interest in the occult” when the band first started in 1968, but it was less to do with any serious reading of Crowley and his ilk and more “an extension” of his fondness for “science-fiction stories, horror films, anything that was kind of out there.” He also flatly denies that he or anyone else in Sabbath ever took part in any magickal rituals or spell-casting. “I just had a morbid interest in it,” he says now. “Everybody was reading up about it. All the love and peace thing had gone, the Vietnam War thing was happening and a lot of kids were getting into all kinds of mysticism and occultism.” His own interest ended abruptly, however, after an incident which so frightened him, “I just went off the whole thing.” Living in a one-bedroom flat which he had painted completely black, “I had all these inverted crosses around the place and all these posters of Satan and all that kind of stuff. Then I was just lying in bed one night and I woke up suddenly, and there was like this black shape standing at the foot of me bed. And I wasn't on drugs or anything, but for some reason I thought it was the Devil himself! It was almost as if this thing was saying to me, 'It's time to either pledge allegiance or piss off!'” He was so shaken he immediately repainted the flat orange. “I took all the posters down, put like proper crucifixes in there, and that's when I started wearing a cross. We all did.”

For Butler, it was partly the era as much as anything else that led so many young musicians in the late-Sixties to take an interest in the occult. In an age when drugs were still considered consciousness-expanding and sex was based on loving the one you're with, keeping an open mind on the subject of God and the Devil, and how the two might relate to the modern world, was clearly the more informed option. Hence, the slightly less frivolous antics of someone like Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, who was fond in the Seventies of using an Ouija board to hold séances in hotel rooms. The British writer, Peter Makowski, a confident of Blackmore's back then, recalls an occasion he witnessed at the Château d'Herouville studios in France when “Blackmore did this séance with an Ouija board. You never knew with Ritchie, though, how much was real and how much was just a wind up. He got the Ouija board out and started manipulating it himself, sending so-called messages from some malevolent spirit to this girl that was in the room, telling her she was gonna die and all this. She ended up screaming and running from the room and Ritchie just laughed.” He adds: “You have to remember, there were no Playstations in those days, no twenty-four-hour TV or internet. You had to make your own amusement.”

A fair point, yet a cursory flick through the pages of any well-known heavy metal magazine today will reveal an endless parade of ghost-faced, zombie-like creatures, their eyes glassy with contact-lens cataracts, their nail polish black; skin pancake white, trickles of fake blood crusting at the edges of grimacing mouths. Most simply enjoy the dressing-up, weekend Goths by any other name. Others, like Britain's Cradle of Filth, have claimed to be the real thing, while certain grisly Norwegian 'black metal' bands in the Nineties took to church-burning, drinking human blood, even murder in the case of former Burzam frontman, Count Grisnackh (real name: Kristian Vikernes), currently serving a twenty-one sentence for the 1993 murder of Øystein 'Euronymous' Aarseth of rival Norwegian black metallists Mayhem, and the burning of three stave chirches.

Hard rock and heavy metal has become self-consciously identified with notions of 'black magic' and 'devil worship' ever since the music itself became so ultra-commoditised in the Eighties it became an entirely niche-driven pursuit, with groups like Iron Maiden - whose knowledge of Crowley's work they would be the first to admit was limited solely to hearsay - having hits with intentionally headline-grabbing songs like '666 The Number Of The Beast', or Ozzy Osbourne's similarly uninformed album track from the same era, 'Mr Crowley', with lyrics by journeyman songwriter Bob Daisley, done purely for shock value, as befitting Ozzy's 'controversial' image in the Eighties.

It's not just hard rock and heavy metal musicians, either. Though he now plays down his former involvement, conspicuously wearing a crucifix around his neck, David Bowie famously dabbled in occult rituals and sang of being “closer to the Golden Dawn, immersed in Crowley's uniform of imagery” in the song 'Quicksand' from his 1971 album, Hunky Dory. The 'golden dawn' being a reference to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the secret 19th century Masonic society based on the arcane rituals of ancient Egypt that boasted such illustrious members as actress Florence Farr, writer Arthur Machen, chemist (and secret would-be alchemist) George Cecil Jones and the poet William Butler Yeats - and to which Crowley also became a leading light in 1898. But Bowie's interest, fuelled by mountainous supplies of cocaine and the first egocentric ravages of superstardom, tailed off in stupefied horror after the 1975 exorcism of the swimming pool of his Hollywood mansion. Present at the ritual - conducted in amateurish, coke-riven style by Bowie himself - was his wife, Angie, who later claimed, “the pool was definitely, absolutely, no doubt about it, bubbling with an energy for which there was no possible physical explanation.” When it was over, she said, “On the bottom of the pool was a large shadow, or stain, which had not been there before the ritual began. It was in the shape of a beast of the underworld; it reminded me of those twisted, tormented gargoyles screaming sil¬ently from the spires of medieval cathedrals. It was ugly, shocking, malevolent; it frightened me.”

Jazz rocker Graham Bond was another unfortunate dabbler in the occult who insisted he was actually Crowley's illegitimate son, before hurling himself - or being hurled, depending on who you believe - under a London tube train in 1974. A decade later, Genesis P-Orridge - founding member of Seventies electronic rock pioneers Throbbing Gristle - led an outfit called Psychic TV which, he claimed, was a musical art platform for a Crowleyan cult called the Temple Ov Pyschick Youth. Many other musicians - such as The Only Ones, who in 1978 opened their debut album with the track 'The Whole Of The Law'; Killing Joke, whose leader Jazz Coleman was whispered to have taken part in Crowley-esque rituals with Page in the early Eighties, though these rumours have never been substantiated; and, more recently, Dave Tibet, whose folk-rock outfit Current 93 are said to be ardent occultists - continue to claim Crowley as an important influence on their work. The fact remains, however, that for all their public posturing very few really well-known rock musicians can boast a truly encyclopaedic knowledge of the occult, be it of Pagan, Pantheist, Kabbalistic, Masonic, Druidic, or any other esoteric origin. A major exception to that rule, however, would be Jimmy Page.

No mere meddler he, I once asked Jimmy if the apparently mystical aspect of much of Zeppelin's oeuvre - be it the music, the album artwork, or simply the stage performances - was a product of the era the band reigned over or whether it was to do with a more longstanding personal interest of his own. He replied: “I was like that at school. I was always interested in alternative religions.” He added with a smile: “These days it's alternative medicines, isn't it? But, yes, I was always interested in mysticism, Eastern tradition, Western tradition. I used to read a lot about it so consequently it became an influence.” And, I wondered, as the Zeppelin phenomenon grew ever-larger and more unstoppable, did he feel he was tapping into something greater, some form of energy more profound than just good time rock'n'roll, perhaps? He nodded. “Yeah, but I'm reluctant to get into it because it just sounds… pretentious. But, yeah, obviously, you can tell that from the live things. It was almost a trance-state sometimes, but it just sounds, you know...” He fell silent.

Page wasn't always so reticent to speak on the record about such things, talking to writer Nick Kent in 1973 of the “incredible body of literature” that Crowley left behind and which involved “a life's study.” He went even further while being interviewed for Sounds magazine in 1976, describing Crowley as “a misunderstood genius of the twentieth century. Because his whole thing was liberation of the person, of the entity, and [how] that restriction would foul you up, lead to frustration which leads to violence, crime, mental breakdown, depending on what sort of make-up you have underneath. The further this age we're in now gets into technology and alienation, a lot of the points he made seem to manifest themselves all down the line.” Asked to elaborate, he continued, “[Crowley's] thing was total liberation and really getting down to what part you played. What you want to do, do it… In an Edwardian age that's just not on. He wasn't necessarily waving a banner, but he knew it was going to happen. He was a visionary and he didn't break them in gently. I'm not saying it's a system for anybody to follow. I don't agree with everything, but I find a lot of it relevant...”

Or as he told Circus magazine in America the same year: “I read Crowley's technical works. I read those a number of years back and still refer to them from time to time just because of his system… The more I was able to obtain of his own, as opposed to what other people wrote about him, I realised he had a lot to say.” He denied trying to spread the word, however. “I'm not trying to interest anyone in Alistair Crowley any more than I am in Charles Dickens. All it was, was that at a particular time he was expounding a theory of self-liberation which is something which is so important. He was like an eye into the world, into the forthcoming situation,” he added enigmatically. “My studies have been quite intensive but I don't particularly want to go into it because it's a personal thing and isn't in relation to anything apart from that I've employed his system in my own day-to-day life… The thing is to come to terms with one's free will, discover one's place and what one is, and from that you can go ahead and do it and not spend your whole life suppressed and frustrated.”

As Page says, it all began for him at school, when, at the age of fifteen, he first read Crowley's magnum opus, Magick In Theory And Practise. (The 'k' was added to the word 'magic' by Crowley to distinguish what he was talking about from the simple tricks employed by conjurers.) It wasn't until he was in his early twenties, however, that he began to further his interest in Crowley and the occult: “Reading about different things that people were supposed to have experienced, and seeing whether you could do it yourself.” By the time he joined the Yardbirds he was already a frequent visitor to the studio flat in South Kensington that Brian Jones lived in with Anita Pallenberg. Brian was into Paganism, Zen, Moroccan tapestries… and drugs. Anita was an aspiring film star and model, into magick, sex, hanging out with rock stars… and drugs. A small time crook as a teenager, not only was Brian a gifted and successful musician, he was up for anything. He and Anita would have séances at the flat using an Ouija board; or they would pile in the car and drive off to look for UFOs in the dead of night. Swinging by the Indica Gallery and Bookstore, buying the latest occult tomes, searching for “Satanic spells to dispel thunder and lightning,” according to Winona, a mutual friend. When Jimmy bought his Boat House by the river in Pangbourne he furnished it in a similar style to Brian and Anita's pad, except he took better care of his growing collection of rare books, paintings, rugs and antiques. And he began to take his “studies” more seriously.

In 1966, when Jones was hired to provide the instrumental soundtrack to a German film Pallenberg was appearing in called Mort Und Totschlag (A Degree of Murder), he rented out the same Olympic studio Zeppelin would later record in, playing sitar, banjo, dulcimer, harmonica, organ, and autoharp. The only instrument he didn't play, ironically, was guitar. Instead he asked engineer Glyn Johns to hire Jimmy (which he did, along with keyboardist Nicky Hopkins). The music was abstract but tinged with country-and-western, blues and soul, in places ghostly and dissonant, not least on the suitably spooky title track. Ultimately, none of it was ever issued on album and the film was never shown commercially outside Germany. Nevertheless, the experience left a huge impression on Page. Clearly, what Jones was doing lay outside the bounds of what the Stones would consider for one of their own albums, and Jimmy dug that - a lot. He even began wondering what it would be like to have a group that could, somehow, contain both elements: the rock and the experimental. Jimmy was also on hand to witness the less palatable side of Brian's immersion in the dissolute, as over the next two years first Anita left him then his own band, rats fleeing a rapidly sinking ship. When Jones' messy departure from the Stones was made public in June 1968, around the same time as news of the Yardbirds' own break-up, Page's was one of the first names mentioned as his possible replacement. But there was simply no way. When he wasn't touring with the Yardbirds, Jimmy was one of the few old friends of Brian's that made a point of visiting him in at Cotchford Farm, the lonely mansion on the edge of Ashdown Forest in East Sussex which the increasingly desperate guitarist had retreated to and was eventually found dead at, floating facedown in the swimming pool.

Any suggestion that Jones' death may have had anything to do with his dilettante-ish interest in the occult was quickly brushed aside by Page, just as it would be when, a dozen years later, the same suggestions would be made about the premature death of one of his own band. Instead, as the next few years flew by and Led Zeppelin began to take over from the Rolling Stones as the world's biggest rock band, Jimmy's interest in Crowley and the occult deepened to the point of almost complete immersion.

So who is Aleister Crowley and what is it about him that Jimmy Page - and millions of others around the world - still find so compelling? And how much did the guitarist's interest in Crowley's occult teachings influence his own life and work, with and without Led Zeppelin? In order to answer that question, first we need to expose a few myths. Famously once described in a magazine headline as the Wickedest Man in the World, while it's true that Crowley's influence proved to be the undoing of more than one of his many disciples - suicide, madness and death were recurring motifs for various wives and followers throughout his life - he certainly was not a Satanist. Nor did he practise 'black' magic. “I did not hate Jesus and God,” he said, “I hated the Jesus and God of the people I hated.” His main message, as he wrote in The Book of the Law, condensed as follows:

“There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt…
It is a lie, this folly against self…
I am alone: there is no God where I am…
Every man and every woman is a Star…
The word of Sin is restriction…
Remember all ye that existence is pure joy;
that all the sorrows are but shadows; they pass
and are done; but there is that which remains…
Love is the law, love under will…”

It should also be stressed that in order to try and grasp the extent of Page's interest in Crowley and the occult, and the way it impacted on his own life and work, one has to consider the historical background and take onboard the reality of secret societies such as the O.T.O. - Ordo Templi Orientis, aka Order of the Temple of the East, aka Order of the Oriental Templar (membership of which also confers membership of the Freemasons) - which it seems likely Page was invited to become a member of as far back as the early Seventies, and to which it is believed - as far as anyone can tell given the vow of silence that being an initiate inevitably entails - he still belongs today. Or as writer, film maker, Zeppelin fan and himself a member of the O.T.O., Dave Dickson says: “I would be surprised, given his interest, if Page wasn't a member of the Order. I don't know for certain because it's not like there's a membership list. All I'm saying is, if you are interested in Crowley to the extent Page is, it seems almost inconceivable that he wouldn't be.”

As with all great sciences and religions, the teachings of the O.T.O. and other comparable 'brotherhoods' are full of arcane and dramatic rituals learned from ancient grimoires handed down and rewritten from generation to generation, surviving the centuries despite the endless and on-going attempts to erase them from history. Condemned by the Vatican as the worship of false gods, they are in fact the study of many different, more ancient gods. Something the one-god rule of Christianity in its myriad guises understandably considers threatening. Hence the deliberate branding of such beliefs as 'heresy' and 'devil worship', and the systematic persecution of such 'diabolic' practises, from medieval witch-burning to simple modern-day ridicule.

In truth, however, the study of the occult is no less a search for the hidden powers of the human mind and body - what Crowley called “True Will” - than other forms of what might be termed energy-gathering, not unrelated to those found in meditation, yoga, and the older forms of martial arts. Every pre-Christian civilisation had its medicine man, its shaman or high priest who understood the delicate balance of the forces of nature and how one might invoke them to the greater good; gifted individuals whose potions and practises were passed down father-to-son; the magic they created the fundamental ingredient of all the most ancient religions; the aim, to see into the future and affect its outcome. Usually, this was for beneficial purposes, though curses were prevalent too, inscribed on a figurine made of pottery or wax and straw, representing the victim, which would then be destroyed.

The element of fertility was vitally important, too, with sex an integral part of magic ritual - specifically, the controlled delay of orgasm, redirecting the sexual energy into ensuring rituals are performed in properly 'exalted' circumstances. As practised by O.T.O. members of various higher degrees, these would include heterosexual magickal acts (adoration of the phallus as the microcosmic counterpart to the sun), masturbatory and autosexual techniques (referred to as the Lesser Work of Sol), and, at the highest level, anal intercourse techniques as sexual and magickal. Thus, ancient Eastern temples were filled with 'sacred prostitutes'; an idea that went all the way back to ritualistic orgy and/or ritualistic human sacrifice and which Crowley almost single-handedly resurrected more than three thousand years later. Indeed, Ezra Pound once remarked that all religions could be boiled down to the single idea that copulation is good for the crops or that copulation is bad for the crops - with Christians coming out on the side of the latter, and Crowley (and, by definition, the O.T.O.) heartily endorsing the former.

Dave Dickson: “The definition of magick is that it's a causation of a change in the physical universe by the application of will. What Crowley is saying is that sex is this huge motivating force, that when you're in that moment of passion, the feeling that you have, it's as if you are somehow connected to the whole of the universe. That every sense in your body is on fire… and effectively that's what Crowley's use of magick was all about, using that [sexual] energy and that connectedness, not only for that intense feeling, but getting it to produce something beyond that, using that power to have some effect further down the line.”

Born in Leamington, in 1875, into a conservative religious sect called the Plymouth Brethren, Edward Alexander Crowley was the son of a wealthy brewing family; an extremely bright child who could read by the age of four and was studying Greek and Latin by ten. Able to quote passages verbatim from the Bible, one of the few books he was allowed to read, it wasn't until the death from cancer of the father he was named after and adored, when he was just eleven, that young Edward began displaying the rebellious streak that would both mar and distinguish his later life. Let down by a god that had left him bereft and at the mercy of a mother he regarded with fear and suspicion, he now rejected his parents' religion wholesale and grew up to be vehemently anti-Christian.

Sent to board at a Brethren school in Tonbridge he decided to test the theory that cats possess nine lives by experimenting with different ways of killing them. Expelled, he was sent to Malvern where he was bullied for being fat. Having persuaded his mother to remove him by claiming he was being sexually abused, he was finally given a home tutor who, despite being a former Bible Society missionary, introduced him to such worldly pursuits as billiards, betting and cards. At fifteen, his domineering mother discovered her wayward son having sex on her bed with a chambermaid and loudly denounced him as “a little beast.” Many of his later sexual fantasies were of his degradation at the hands of cruel, domineering women; psychical and emotional equals he dubbed the “scarlet woman”. His obsessive quest for a dominant and sadistic mistress would remain the defining sexual icon of his life and it was not without irony that he later dubbed himself the Great Beast - one of dozens of outlandish aliases he adopted throughout his life, including Sir Aleister Crowley, Saint Aleister Crowley (of the Gnostic Catholic Church), Frater Perdurabo, Frater Ou Mh, To Mega Therion (also meaning 'the great beast'), Count McGregor, Count Vladimir Svareff, Chao Khan, Mahatma Guru Sri Paramahansa Shivaji, Baphomet, Prince Chioa Kar the Supreme and Holy King of Ireland, and, after he had ascended to the level of a living deity in the O.T.O., Ipsissimus. He is chiefly remembered now, however, as the Great Beast and/or the Beast 666. The '666' suffix, he told the judge in a libel case, “means merely sunlight. You may call me Little Sunshine.”

As a young man, he was a great prankster. One of his favourite jokes was to write scandalised critiques of his own works, as with his infamous prose poem White Stains, which he fixed a thunderously straight-faced prologue to: “The Editor hopes the Mental Pathologists, for whose eyes alone this treatise is destined, will spare no precaution to prevent it falling into other hands.” Then gave the author's name on the title-page as George Archibald, a much loathed, real-life uncle. His great literary “discovery” in 1910 - a supposedly ancient occult tome named The Bagh-I-Muattar [The Scented Garden] - was actually all his own, quite brilliant work, including the English major he claimed had translated it before dying heroically in the Boer War. Another time, hearing that the authorities, scandalised by the size of the genitals on Epstein's statue of Oscar Wilde had covered it with an extraneous butterfly, he took it upon himself to forcibly remove the offending object, then walk into one of London's stuffiest restaurant wearing it over the crotch of his trousers.

There was a serious side to much of the hilarity, too, of course. For example, the endless pseudonyms, which he later claimed a less frivolous reason for, as he explained in The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: an Autohagiography: “I wanted to increase my knowledge of mankind. I knew how people treated a young man from Cambridge… Now I wanted to see how people would behave to a Russian nobleman [Count Vladimir Svaroff]. I must say here that I repeatedly used this method of disguise - it has been amazingly useful in multiplying my points of view about humanity. Even the most broad-minded people are necessarily narrow in this one respect. They may know how all sorts of people treat them, but they cannot know, except at second hand, how those same people treat others.” Role playing, they call it now.

Even 'Aleister' was a pseudonym, chosen in 1895 for its Celtic Druidic overtones. He was a student at Cambridge by then - reading moral sciences - where his insatiable appetite for all things immoral found him having illicit sex on an almost daily basis (mainly with other boys) and enjoying his first taste of drink and drugs. When his hated mother died three years later he inherited £40,000 - approximately £5 million in today's money - and immediately left Cambridge without bothering to complete his degree. Instead, he moved to a flat in London's Chancery Lane, signing the lease under the name Count Vladimir Svaroff. In 2006, when the building - now a four-storey office block - was being demolished for re-development, workmen arrived one morning to find a human skull perched amongst the rubble, illuminated by a single flickering candle, and beside that a pile of twigs arranged in the shape of a pentagram. The ghost of Crowley, perhaps? More likely a prank by one of his more ardent followers. For it was here, in an area of London full of medieval resonances, that Crowley first began experimenting with the occult. Having recently been initiated into the Golden Dawn, he now took the name Frater Perdurabo, meaning: Brother I-Will-Endure-To-The-End (he later changed it to Frater OuMh or Brother Not-Yet), and began learning of such secret arts as the invocation of angels and demons, invisibility, and astral travel.

The origins of the Golden Dawn are themselves shrouded in more mystery than even Crowley was able to unravel. Thought at one time to have been the brainchild of one Robert Wentworth Little, a high Freemason, based on his discovery of papers rescued from a hidden draw during a fire at London's Freemason Hall, it was later claimed that Little had nothing to do with it and that, in fact, the Golden Dawn came into being at the instigation of a modern Rosicrucian named Wynn Wescott, on behalf of a certain Fraulein Sprenger from Germany, herself representing the original Illuminati of Adam Weishaupt. Serious occultists, however, now claim that even this theory is outmoded and that the real prime mover behind the Golden Dawn was a second, even more secret Order, the Rose of Ruby and Cross of Gold - that is, the original medieval Rosicrucians - and that behind them lay a Third Order, known as the Great White Brotherhood, aka the Nine Unknown Men of Hindu lore, aka the true rulers of Earth.

It almost goes without saying that this theory, too, has subsequently been challenged. Whatever system of belief holds the key, they are all based on the same ancient ideas traceable back to the 10th century BC and the rites of King Solomon. Considered a master magician and, according to the Old Testament, endowed by God with ultimate wisdom, it was Solomon who built the Temple of Jerusalem - a foundation stone from which now resides in St. Paul's Cathedral, London's most majestic edifice and itself legendarily steeped in occult and Masonic lore - and was the author of the most famous grimoire of all, The Key of Solomon; based on the Book of Enoch, whose author was the descendant of Seth, third son of Adam and Eve (Genesis 5:6-18) and is described by Dave Dickson as “one of the great works of apocalyptic literature.” According to Eliphas Levi, it tells the story of “angels who consented to fall from heaven that they might have intercourse with the daughters of earth [and which caused] the birth of Magic.” Hence the inclusion of 'Enochian calls' in many of the occult rituals practised up to the time of Crowley and beyond to the present day.

A collection of spells and incantations passed down through the centuries in various forms (its text to be copied out by hand for the magic to work properly) and the first to prescribe the casting of a magic circle on the floor (to contain demons and spirits that would otherwise wreak havoc before they were ritually banished) and many other details of ritualistic magick as practised here in the 21st century, from the instructions on how to hand-make robes, to the symbolic use of knives, swords, staffs, wands and other magical 'weapons', a Greek version of The Key of Solomon dating from the 12th century AD can still be found at the British Museum today, while official Vatican records show that in 1350 Pope Innocent VI ordered the burning of another version of the same book. It was also Solomon who first wrote of adepts entering trance-states in order to “charge” themselves with magic energy, along with the use of pentagrams and other talismans. In another of Solomon's grimoires, known as The Lesser Key of Solomon, he provides incantations for invoking 72 principal demons, all of them named and described in exact detail.

From there the history of the occult becomes entwined with that of the Koran (which acknowledges the existence of Solomon's magical texts), the Egyptian kings (who continually invoked the Gods and who smothered the walls of their tombs with magical symbols and paintings, protected by spells and curses), the ancient Greeks (where Pythagoras studied at the feet of master magicians in India and Druidic Britain), and the Romans (who mimicked the Greeks). As time passed, mystic elements were added from the Jewish Kabbalah and, later, the Gnostics, who believed a spark of divinity exists in everyone but can only be accessed by 'gnosis', the accumulation of occult knowledge gleaned from meditative - or trancelike - visions, aided by the use of magic amulets and other suitably 'charged' talismans.

Christ was also considered by many to be a master magician, so too the three wise men that arrived bearing gifts at his birth - ideas quickly labelled heresy by the Christian orthodoxy in the centuries immediately following his death. At which point the various, increasingly entwined traditions of magic ritual became branded intrinsically 'evil'. Matters that came to a head in 1314 with the burning at the stake of Jacques de Molay, 23rd Grand Master of the Knights Templar, one of the earliest occult societies and direct forefathers of the Freemasons, the Golden Dawn, the O.T.O. and, indeed, the 21st century version of the Templars themselves. Originally an elite force of wealthy warrior monks learned in battle-skills, philosophy and ritual magic, the Templars were formed in the Holy Land around 1118 by Hughes de Payens and eight other French knights, initially to fight in the Crusades. Two centuries later they remained attached to the most powerful royal families throughout Europe. Envious and fearful of their influence, in 1312 King Philip IV “the Fair” of France colluded with Pope Clement V to suppress the Templars, ordering the arrest of De Molay and other key leaders, who were charged with heresy, sodomy and devil worship. Legend has it that as the flames devoured him de Molay cried out to the gods for vengeance, a call apparently answered by the death of both King Philip and Pope Clement within the year. Nor did the story end there, with surviving higher-ups of the Order fleeing with their riches and their ancient knowledge to Scotland, where, by dint of the fact that they were now officially an 'underground' organisation, the Order began to assume a more secret identity, initially as Freemasons.

What Crowley preached in his innumerable works - over a hundred published, at last count - was essentially the summation of all these ideas, along with his own experiments with hashish, peyote, heroin, omni-sexuality, and meticulous study of the Tarot and comparative religion, boiling the knowledge down to what he described as “the quintessence of known methods.” The turning point came during a visit to Cairo, in March 1904, when his first wife Rose fell into a trance and began murmuring phrases such as “It's about the Child” and “They are waiting for you”, which led to Crowley discovering the name of his Holy Guardian Angel, Aiwass - “dictating”, he claimed, the whole of The Book Of The Law to him over a three-day period. There followed a four-month period of “insanity” walking through China as Crowley attempted to become the “little child” Aiwass had spoken of. When he returned to England, he was ready to begin one of the most difficult magickal operations of all: the achievement of the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel; an invocation taking six months that requires expert magickal techniques, part of which involved being 'crucified' while swearing the following oath: “I, Purdurabo, a member of the Body of Christ, do hereby solemnly obligate myself... and will entirely devote my life so as to raise myself to the knowledge of my higher and Divine Genius that I shall be He.”

Partly in order to stop Crowley publishing their occult secrets in his magazine, Equinox, in 1912 he became the English head of the O.T.O. Already a 33-degree Freemason, he was astonished to find that his “new ritual” to invoke the Holy Guardian Angel was also the O.T.O.'s most closely-guarded secret. As he wrote in Confessions, “I personally believe that if this secret, which is a scientific secret, were perfectly understood, as it is not even by me after more than twelve years' almost constant study and experiment, there would be nothing which the human imagination can conceive that could not be realised in practice.”

He also, at some point, became the Master of the A.A. - or Great White Brotherhood.

By then, he had abandoned Rose and their daughter, whom he had named Nuit Ma Ahathoor Hecate Sappho Jezebel Lilith, and who would die soon after. “I was no longer influenced by love for them, no longer interested in protecting them as I had been,” he wrote. When the First World War broke out he fled to America where he gave an infamous pro-Germany speech at the base of the Statue of Liberty. Returning to Britain in 1919 broke and now saddled with a raging heroin habit, Crowley accepted a publisher's advance of £60 (roughly £3,000 in today's money) and promptly decamped to Sicily, where the cost of living was dirt cheap. With his new American mistress Leah Hirsig, a new baby daughter and her nurse, Ninette, who also bore Crowley a child, he set up home in a primitive hilltop villa which he named the Abbey of Thelema.

It was his adventures at the Abbey in the early Twenties (bowls of heroin left around, children allowed to watch the grown-ups having sex, rituals involving animal sacrifice and a woman being penetrated by a goat et al) which led to the lurid headlines in John Bull magazine - the Wickedest Man in the World was swiftly followed by similar bold-type accolades such as The King of Depravity and A Man We'd Like To Hang - that finally brought Crowley to the attention of the wider British public. Meanwhile, a series of women attempted to personify his 'scarlet woman' ideal: as well as Leah and Ninette, there was Dorothy Olson, another American; followed by a third wife, Maria Brooksmith, then a nineteen-year-old German mistress named Bertha Busch of whom he wrote: “Instantly I got down on the scarlet woman. She pissed gallons. I tore off her clothes and we fucked and fucked.”

But involvement with The Beast came at a price. All three wives were eventually driven mad, with Hirsig actually committed to an asylum, while Bertha stabbed Crowley with a carving knife before subsequently committing suicide. There were also a series of miscarriages and a suspicious death at the Abbey - reputed to have been caused by drinking cat's blood - before Mussolini himself ordered Crowley out of Italy. He fetched up in North Africa, sleeping with young boys and prostitutes in every city he visited, before publishing an account of his time at the abbey, Diary Of A Drug Fiend, which the Sunday Express demanded be suppressed.

The most heinous crime Crowley apparently admitted to, though never actually accused of in his lifetime, was that of human sacrifice, with the ideal victim, as he wrote in 1928 in Magick in Theory and Practice, “a male child of perfect innocence and high intelligence.” He claimed he had performed this rite an average of 150 times a year from 1912 onwards. Another typically bizarre Crowley joke, surely? Yes and no. For while it would have been impossible for anyone to carry out such an outlandish feat, let alone someone as in the public eye by then as Crowley, what he was actually referring to was the same “scientific secret” he'd been experimenting with all those years - in essence, the formula of the Rose and Cross, the magick foundation that underpins all forms of religion; the 'sacrifice' Crowley spoke to do with his successful invocation of his Holy Guardian Angel, Aiwass; the death done 150 times a year to the “little child” within. That is to say, to Crowley himself, as well as - symbolically - Aiwass. A ritualistic act committed in that trancelike state where all the opposites are finally transcended, breaking down the barriers that separate Ego from one's True Self - and from the Universe. No wonder he considered himself a living deity at the end of it, for he had achieved godhead. He said.

And yet, and yet… Crowley the living deity spent his last years in and out of court, instigating futile libel actions or fighting actions taken out against him. After a minor heart attack he moved to a cheap boarding house in Hastings, where he breathed his last on December 1, 1947, aged seventy-two. It's said he lay there screaming for morphine but the doctor attending him refused. Crowley howled with rage: “Give me morphine - or you will die within twenty-four hours!” Still the doctor refused. Crowley died a few hours later, tears streaming down his cheeks. Reportedly, his final words were: “I am perplexed. Sometimes I hate myself…” Eighteen hours later, the doctor was dead too. Newspapers claimed that at the Great Beast's cremation in Brighton his followers conducted a Black Mass; in reality a Gnostic Catholic Mass, during which a priestess took off her clothes (hence the lurid headlines). Afterwards, his ashes were whisked away to America. The local council passed an ordinance that no such “heathen rites” would ever be tolerated in their town again.

How much of the legend one believes, there's little doubt that for all his “rottenness”, as he memorably described it to his close friend the American writer Frank Harris, Crowley was an accomplished mystic, yogi and devoted student of occultism. Amongst the detritus of his strange legacy were genuinely compelling works, such as his extraordinary treatise on yoga, Book Four, and his insightful Gospel according To St. Bernard Shaw (later re-issued as Crowley on Christ). And while WB Yeats would sum up most people's view when describing Crowley as “indescribably mad” the facts are that he was also a record-breaking mountaineer (by 1901, he and fellow-climber, Oscar Eckenstein, held all but one of the word's climbing records between them). He was also a remarkable orator, portrait painter, muralist, big-game hunter and expert chess player. His influence was astonishingly wide-ranging, too, during his lifetime and especially after it. Mentor to the illustrious Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, inspiration for both Somerset Maugham's 1902 novel, The Magician, and Malcolm Lowry's classic semi-fictional Under the Volcano, published the year Crowley died, James Bond author Ian Fleming also modelled one of his most famous super-villains, Bloefeld, on Crowley, who he'd gotten to know when Fleming worked for British intelligence during the Second World War. (Fleming suggested Crowley as interrogator for Rudolf Hess when the occultist Nazi leader mysteriously parachuted into Scotland). It's claimed it was even Crowley who suggested Churchill's famous V for victory sign, a magickal gesture, he said, that would counteract Nazi use of the swastika. After the war, one of Crowley's most ardent disciples was a young Californian named Jack Parsons, who wrote a 'fourth chapter' of The Book of the Law and later became one of the masterminds behind the American space programme. Working alongside Parsons was L. Ron Hubbard, who later ran off with Parsons' wife and founded the cult of Scientology. Parsons took up instead with his own Crowley-esque scarlet woman, the Beat artist Marjorie Cameron, who would later star in some of Kenneth Anger's films and was said to be the inspiration behind the Eagles' 'Hotel California'. Parsons, who died in a lab explosion in 1952, now has a crater named after him on the dark side of the moon.

Crowley's writings on drugs, too, are prescient; decades later, psychedelic gurus such as Timothy Leary would merely echo many of his earlier claims. He also influenced post-Beat counterculture (William S. Burroughs endlessly recycled Crowley's 'sex-magick' theories in his own writings), and of course he became something of a patron saint to the original hippies of the late-Sixties whose advocating of drugs and 'free love' again echoed much of the old master's teachings. It was now that the revival of interest in Crowley began in earnest, and has continued in a consistently upward curve ever since. Though as Dave Dickson points out, “He became this kind of hippy hero, but this is hugely open to misinterpretation. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law - basically, what that means is: each of us has a purpose in life. This was the Crowley philosophy. That we are each put on Earth to achieve certain goals. And the purpose of our being on Earth is to discover what that destiny is and to follow it no matter what - the idea of True Will. What it doesn't mean is 'Hey, you can do whatever you like, because you don't have to worry about the consequences'. That's a total misunderstanding of what Crowley was actually saying.”

Nevertheless, from the late-Sixties on, Crowley's influence can be detected in all branches of the arts, including the occultism of such films as Performance and The Devil Rides Out (whose depraved character Mocata is another based on Crowley) and of course the life and work of Kenneth Anger, who became a higher-up in the O.T.O. Crowley's also been the model for TV villains such as a murder¬ous demonologist in Britain's Bergerac series and name-checked in an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, whose lead character, Buffy Summers, is named after another Crowley acolyte, vampire expert Montague Summers. Yes, he fully believed that in the future Crowleyanity (as he called it) would ultimately displace Christianity. But his advocacy of ultimate human freedom and what most agree are the still undiscovered powers of the human mind put him a century ahead of what are now considered the most advanced thinkers of the 21st century. Meanwhile, his work is collected and studied with greater interest now than in his own lifetime, his influence on modern culture arguably as pervasive as that of Freud or Jung.

The question here is how much - if any - did Jimmy Page's own absorption into the works of Aleister Crowley influence either the music or the success of Led Zeppelin? Speaking with Nick Kent in 2001, he said: “I found that [Crowley's] system worked. Plus, all the aspects of ritual magick, talismanic magick - I could see that it worked.” And all that impacted on Zeppelin's music, Kent asked? “As far as my involvement went, it did,” said Page, “Yes.” He certainly offered up enough clues during the band's lifetime. For Page, music and magick were clearly linked. As he told me more than once, the music of Zeppelin was “made by the four of us, to create this fifth element… There was a definite telepathy between us, an energy we created that the audience picked up on and sent back to us. Really powerful stuff…”

This “fifth element” he refers to might as easily describe the pentagram, the five-pointed star that is the ancient and powerful symbol of ritual magick. As Dickson points out, “The only reason people get interested in magick is because they are interested in power. You use the skills you possess to improve your lot, everybody does. If one accepts that Page has learned about magick, it would be surprising to me if he didn't use that skill to basically forward his personal ambitions and/or group ambitions.” He pauses and then adds: “Whether that eventually comes back to bite him or not is open to speculation. All I'm saying is if you've got a skill you tend to use it.” A 'skill' he suggests that would have been engaged numerous times. “If you've got a toothache, you take an aspirin. If that doesn't work, you might take another one. If you say, I want a successful career, chances are that's not gonna come out of one ritual.”

Or as Page told writer Chris Salewicz in 1977, “You know, there are a thousand paths and [people] can choose their own. All I know is that [with Crowley] it's a system that works.” He added with a laugh: “There's not much point in following a system that doesn't work… When you've discovered your true will you should just forge ahead like a steam train. If you put all your energies into it there's no doubt you'll succeed. Because that's your true will. It may take a little while to work out what that is, but when you discover it, it's all there.”

Certainly, Page's interest in Crowley and the occult really took hold during the early days of Zeppelin's success. With the money to fully indulge his passions, he became a serious collector of Crowleyana, including first-edition books - some signed by the Beast himself - plus some of his hats, canes, paintings, his robes… anything he could get his hands on. After his affair with Miss Pamela was over, he phoned from England one night asking her to search for some Crowley artefacts he had been told were for sale in Gilbert's Bookstore on Hollywood Boulevard: specifically, a typed manuscript with scribbled notes in the margin in Crowley's own hand. Page wired her $1700 and she bought it and mailed it to him, special delivery. In thanks, he sent her an antique necklace of a turquoise phoenix, its wings spread, holding a large gleaming pearl. She immediately broke down in tears, filled with “pain and delight.” For “a handsome sum” he also bought a volume of Crowley's diary from Tom Driberg, the Fleet Street columnist, Labour MP and peer of the realm who had met Crowley as an undergraduate at Oxford in 1925. Bound in red morocco leather and encased in baroque silver, it recorded his “daily magickal and sexual doings.”

Page's most notorious purchase, however, was of one of Crowley's most infamous former abodes, Boleskine House, near Foyers, in Scotland, on the south-east bank of Loch Ness, across the water from the 2,000ft snow-capped bulk of Meall Fuarvounie. Built in the late 18th Century on consecrated ground - the site, it was said, of a former church burned to the ground with its congregation still inside - there was also a graveyard where the ruins of the original Chapel and still lay alongside a small Watcher's Hut where relatives of the newly-buried would spend weeks in order to ward off grave-robbers. Its original owner was the Honourable Archibald Fraser, a relative of Lieutenant General Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat at the time. The Honourable Archibald apparently chose the site specifically to irritate the Lieutenant General, whose lands surrounded the property, in retribution for Lord Lovat's support of the English during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. The associations with the Fraser family can also be seen in the Gothic burial ground, with its crumbling, lichen-covered gravestones and vaults that sits loch-side, across a single track road from Boleskine House's front fence. There was also said to be a tunnel connecting the graveyard to the house.

Boleskine House remained in Fraser family ownership until Crowley bought it in 1899. A large, rambling and remote country pile facing north with close access to river sand - important ingredients in enacting magick rituals - Crowley later claimed to have invoked over a hundred demons during his years there, including the enactment of the Abra-melin ritual, his hurried abandonment of which it is reckoned lies at the heart of the house's disturbing atmosphere and the unusual manifestations that still regularly occur there. But then Crowley also spent time at Boleskine shooting sheep, catching salmon, climbing the surrounding hills and scaring to death the locals who refused to go anywhere near the place after dark. A five-bedroom mansion with slate grey roof and pale pink stucco walls, it's actually a very attractive-looking residence. Mock Greek columns, stone dogs and stone eagles stand guard on each side of the main door, the house sheltered by a screen of mature Douglas Fir and Cyprus trees and several handsome Cedar and Eucalyptus trees. Stone steps lead to fruit gardens and an orchard. Having sold the place, however, in the wake of his impoverished return to Britain after the First World War, Boleskine continued to lead a strange existence. Hollywood star and real-life gangster George Raft had been involved in a scandal involving selling shares in a piggery supposedly built on Boleskine's grounds - except there weren't any pigs in it. After the Second World War it was owned by an army major named Fullerton, who would shoot himself with his own shotgun in 1965. The couple that owned it immediately prior to Page's purchase were said to have conducted a 'black magic' baptism on their child.

In 1969, Kenneth Anger - who had just finished his cult movie classic Scorpio Rising - heard it was back on the market and rented it for a couple of months. A year later Jimmy Page heard about it and promptly bought the house, installing an old school friend, Malcolm Dent, as live-in caretaker. “Jimmy caught me at a time in my life when I wasn't doing a great deal and asked me to come up and run the place,” Dent said in 2006. When he arrived he found a magick circle, a pentagram and an altar in the dining hall. It wasn't until later that he learned from Jimmy that Crowley had used the room as his temple. A six foot-plus Londoner and former commercial salesman, Dent didn't believe in things that go bump in the night. Living at Boleskine, though, soon changed his mind. He had only been there a few weeks when he heard strange rumblings one night coming from the seventy-foot hallway. The noise stopped when he went to investigate but began again as soon as he shut the door. “That's when I decided to find out what I could about the house,” he later recalled. The rumbling in the hall, he discovered, dated back as far as the Battle of Culloden and was said to be the head of Lord Lovat, beheaded in the Tower of London. “Above Boleskine there's a place called Errogie,” Dent explained, “which is supposed to be the geographical centre of the Highlands. Boleskine was then the nearest consecrated ground to Errogie and it's thought his soul, or part of it, ended here.”

He also experienced “the most terrifying night of my life” when he awakened one night and heard what sounded like a wild animal “snorting, snuffling and banging” outside his bedroom door. “I had a knife on the bedside table and I opened the blade and sat there. The blade was small and wouldn't have done any good but I was so frightened I had to have something to hang onto. The noise went on for some time but even when it stopped I couldn't move. I sat on the bed for hours and, even when daylight came it took lots of courage to open that door.” He added: “Whatever was there was pure evil.” Another friend who spent the night there awoke “in a hell of a state, claiming she'd been attacked by some kind of devil.”

But despite these and other hair-raising occurrences - chairs switching places, doors banging open and shut inexplicably, carpets and rugs rolling up on their own - he had never considered leaving. “Initially I thought I'd be coming for a year or so, but then it got its hooks in me. I met my then wife at Boleskine House. My children were raised there - my son Malcolm was born in Boleskine House. We loved living there - in spite of the peculiar happenings that went on there.”

Page, meanwhile, began doing everything he could to return the house to how it would have looked during Crowley's time. As well as all his treasured Crowleyana, he bought seven chairs from the Cafe Royal, each with a name-plate back and front, including those of Crowley, Marie Lloyd, Rudolph Valentino, art critic James Agate, Sir Billy Butlin, artist William Orpen and sculptor Jacob Epstein. Crowley's chair would be placed at the top of a large banquet table in the dining hall with three down both sides. Geese and peacocks roamed the grounds and in a field beside the gardens a herd of goats grazed, some from Bron-Yr-Aur. And he arranged for self-proclaimed “Satanic artist” Charles Pace to paint some Crowley-esque murals on the walls, based on those later uncovered by Kenneth Anger under the whitewashed walls at the Abbey of Thelema.

It's fair to say that Page revelled in the rumours surrounding Boleskine House. In a 1976 radio interview with Nicky Horne he boasted, “I'm not exaggerating when I say that any people that have gone to that place and stayed there for any length of time, by that I mean a month, say, have gone through very dramatic changes in their personal lives and whatever. It's quite an incredible place, and yet it's not hostile. It just seems to bring the truth out of people in situations… people have had quite unusual experiences.” Asked how the house had affected him personally, he gave a weak, druggy laugh. “The whole house has been filled with tales of people being taken to asylums because of drunkenness, suicides, you name it and it's there, you know?”

Helping Jimmy with his hunt for rare Crowleyana in the early Seventies was a new acquaintance, writer, antiquarian bookseller and Crowley expert Timothy D'Arch Smith. Tim, a great cricket fan who lives within walking distance of Lords Cricket Ground in north London, recalls Page first coming to see him “at my little office just off Baker Street, in Gloucester Place, in about 1970, sent, I suspect, by Gerald Yorke, who was Crowley's disciple, because I was doing - and I'm still doing - Crowley's bibliography. This chap with long hair came down to the office, and I had a few Crowley things. We were being redecorated and there was pop music going on - probably the Beatles, I suppose - on a little tinny transistor that belonged to the painters. And I said to Jimmy, 'Christ, what a din!' and he said, 'Well, actually this is my business.' I said, 'Terribly sorry'. I had no idea who he was until I saw the cheque. He just came down to buy Crowley books from me.”

Were these rare texts? “Well, at the time he bought an awful lot more because he didn't have so much. Now he's got almost all the printed books apart from Snowdrops from a Curate's Garden [1904], which nobody's got and really is a rare thing. It does exist, there's a copy in the Warburg Institute, and a bookseller friend of mine had another copy that he sold - it's in America now. But it really is terribly rare because I think they were all destroyed by the customs, as opposed to the other two [rare] pieces, which were White Stains - which actually is a moderately common book - and The Bagh-I-Muattar.”

Tim adds: “It didn't take me very long to realise how serious he was. He was always very charming. But the trouble with him of course was like all these really famous people he was terribly difficult to get in touch with. And if you'd bought something for £250 in those days you couldn't really keep it in stock… I had some very nice things which he didn't get. Of course he was touring [and] there were no emails or anything like that. The other thing is that being Jimmy and being so rich, and this is true of a lot of rich book collectors, they always have it in the back of their mind that somebody's put a nought on the price.”

Jimmy was also fascinated to learn that Tim had visited Boleskine when he was in the army in the late-Fifties. “I was told if I was caught in the grounds [then owner] Major Fullerton would set the dogs on me.” Instead, he and a friend “climbed the hill behind Boleskine and took photographs. And we could see Fullerton and the dogs padding around.” He later gave the photos to Jimmy. “They were only little snapshots but he was so pleased! We were up in the mountain, you know, that Crowley used to practise climbing on. But Jimmy said it would be good because they'd changed it so much and he was terribly pleased about it.”

Gerald Yorke, the epitome of the old-money English gentleman who had worked as Crowley's secretary for many years, and who later became the Dalai Lama's emissary, helping bring Tibetan Buddhism to the west, had told Tim that after Fullerton “went mad” and shot himself, “it was bought by a young man with a blind wife, a newly married couple. They'd only been in there a month and the husband walked out, leaving the woman wandering around blind. Gerald said, 'Oh, it was an Abra-melin demon!' CR Camel told me that that was really the cause of his [Crowley's] downfall. That he never banished the Abra-melin… that he was halfway through the ritual, and he went off [and] left the demons tramping about. There was a rather good book about a guy that did the Abra-melin ritual and Gerald asked me to get it for him, and I read it and said, 'Gerald, this guy's telling me that on the sand of the temple there were actual hoof marks [of Satan himself]. And Gerald said, 'I should bloody well hope there were!'” He roars with laughter. “And then Jimmy bought it. Or it's roughly that sequence.” He never visited when Jimmy owned it, though “I did go past once, with some friends, we just drove past, and there was some thought of going in, but my friends weren't particularly interested. But somebody was telling me there were always strange number plates, he saw 'Pan' on one, just a car with 'Pan' parked there.”

He feels, however, that Jimmy may have been taken advantage of occasionally by those that led him to believe they had more occult knowledge than they really possessed. For example, he says he “didn't care for Charles [Pace]. I didn't like him at all. He came into the bookshop that I was working in and he was just a conjuror. He lit a match and put it under his hand. I mean, you know, you put your hand in some stuff before you go out… I was a conjuror as a boy which is why I know about these things. So I thought, no, I don't like this chap. He was a good artist. A sort of Crowley figure in a way but I thought…” He a pulls dismissive face.

Tim claims he never openly discussed the O.T.O. with Jimmy, though it's the first thing he asks when I arrive. “Are you a member of the Order then?” Nevertheless, Dave Dickson speculates that it was around the time Page first met characters like Anger, Yorke and D'Arch Smith that he would have been invited to join. “In magick what's supposed to happen is that you meet [someone], almost by chance, in effect by destiny, the person who is going to instruct you.” Getting anyone to talk about it openly though would be impossible, even if Jimmy wanted them to, says Dickson, because of the four main rules of the O.T.O.: To Know, To Dare, To Will, and To Be Silent.

“To Know - you've got to study. You've got to find out about this stuff before you venture forth. To Dare - you've got have the courage to actually put what you know into practise. To Will - you have to have the mental capacity to actually carry it out, which is why you can practise magick and fall foul because your will power simply isn't strong enough to resist the temptations. It is effectively a minefield that it's easy to get blown up on. And To Be Silent - meaning, shut the fuck up. Which is why Page may have mentioned it a few times or given passing reference to it but to my knowledge has never come out and said, okay, this is what I believe, this is my credo, here are my influences. Like I said, it's one of the rules, To Be Silent…”

Is there an evangelical aspect to the O.T.O., though? “No. The whole object behind the magick is that the adherent finds it on his own, then the idea is that you will meet someone on that journey who can say, right, okay, you need to come along to this group, or whatever, that will further you along that journey. But you're not gonna find members of the O.T.O. out on the street trying to sign people up. It's invitation only.” So Jimmy Page wouldn't have been trying to spread the word, as it were? “Not spreading the word exactly, no. He certainly seems to have deliberately offered some clues though.”

The reason for which, I would suggest, was more to do with his desire to indicate to the outside world that there was more to Led Zeppelin than meat-hook riffs and phallic imagery; that here was a musical entity created by someone whose reading and interests ranged far beyond the limited confines of the bovine metallists Zeppelin were still then routinely compared to. In which case, it's a sad irony that attempting to do so in this way only reinforced the idea over many years that Zeppelin had more in common with Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper than, say, Dylan or the Stones. That Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin really were in league with Satan. As Tim D'Arch Smith says with a wry smile, “They always call it black magic, don't they? It's what they want to believe…”



Mocker

"Wall is credulous of some of the more outlandish claims made about Page and his Crowley obsession. He courts the theory that there was some connection between Page's alleged associations with a network called the Ordo Templi Orientis and the band's success. For goodness' sake: they were just good."

[David Cheal, Book Review, The Telegraph, 2008.10.27. From the same web-page: "More from The Telegraph: [Kike's Whore & Mormon Bishop] Mitt Romney: why don't aeroplane windows open? 25 Sep 2012; Is it just me, or is the latest series of [kiked & queered] Doctor Who a bit rubbish? 17 Sep 2012; [Kike mega-promoted] JK Rowling review: 'The Casual Vacancy' breaks Harry Potter's spell 27 Sep 2012; [Kike-owned-and-run] Manchester United v [Kike-owned-and-run Tottenham Hotspur]: live 29 Sep 2012; Emma Watson, interview: why she's happy to be over [mega-kike movie series] Harry Potter 28 Sep 2012"]

CHINA IS A WORLD POWER

PRC Military Training Necessity

将到来之际,给童鞋们送上一技术贴:用M巾当鞋垫,据说吸汗能力一流,而且还缓解了原来鞋底过硬的缺点。。。实在是军训必备品啊!!!

"As military training is coming, I’d like to give you fellow students a technical tip: Use M [menstruation] pads as insoles/shoe inserts. It’s said that they have first-rate sweat absorption qualities and what more, they alleviate the original insoles’ weakness of being too hard … Truly necessities for military training!!!"

军训鞋垫简易参考:39-41码:护舒宝棉柔夜用275/七度空间纯棉夜用275/ABC棉柔夜用280mm;42-42.5:自由点纯棉夜用280/护舒宝棉柔夜用284mm;43-43.5:苏菲棉柔夜用290/安尔乐柔棉加长夜用290mm

"Military training insole simple reference guide: [for shoe size] 39-41: Whisper Soft Cotton Night Use 275 / Space 7 Pure Cotton Night Use 275 / ABC Soft Cotton Night Use 280mm; 42-42.5: Freemore Pure Cotton Night Use 280mm/Whisper Soft Cotton Night Use 284mm; 43-43.5: Sofy Soft Cotton Night Use 290mm/Anerle Soft Cotton Extra Long Night Use 290mm."



90后新生军训 个性张扬花枝招展

Post-90s Kids Do Not Take Military Training Seriously


天涯 Tianya

9月12日,武汉,湖北经济学院4000多名新生开学典礼暨军训的第一天。这批90后新生初上训练场,她们抹防晒霜、玩手机、戴戒指、美甲……五花八门的模样彰显个性,让人忍俊不禁。

On September 12th, at the Hubei University of Economics in Wuhan, 4000 new students participated in the military training induction ceremony. These post-90′s generation kids displayed their fastidious nature by putting on sun lotion, playing with their cell phones, wore rings, had painted nails…. Seeing such a myriad of displays of individualism, one cannot help but laugh.

PRC: Post-90s New Student Military Training

军训间隙玩手机
Playing with Cell Phones


PRC: Post-90s New Student Military Training

发卡艳丽别发间
Pretty Hair-Clips


PRC: Post-90s New Student Military Training

美甲抢眼真叫炫
An Eye-Catching Display of Painted Nails


PRC: Post-90s New Student Military Training

军帽别上“中国心”
A “Heart China” Button on Her Cap


PRC: Post-90s New Student Military Training

草地写下“我爱你”
Writing “I love U” on the Grass


PRC: Post-90s New Student Military Training

瓶瓶包包花样多
A Variety of Cute Hand Bags and Bottles


PRC: Post-90s New Student Military Training

白色长袖防晒黑
Long White Sleeves to Keep Off the Sun

LBJ's KIKE WHORE, SPY, BLACKMAIL ASSET

KIKE-STATE SPY & BLACKMAIL ASSET MATHILDE KRIM: LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON'S KIKE WHORE

MATHILDE KRIM (b. 1926)

Bibliography by Ruth Schwartz Cowan


From The Jewish Women's Archive's "Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia".

Mathilde Krim is unique among philanthropists. She was able to combine her years of experience in medical research with her extraordinary skills as a fund-raiser to create and sustain AmFAR (the American Foundation for AIDS Research), the preeminent national organization supporting research on AIDS and advocating public policies that respond to the needs of people with AIDS. In the year 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the highest civilian honor in the United States—for her “extraordinary compassion and commitment” to AIDS patients and research.

She was born in Como, Italy, on July 9, 1926, the first of Elizabeth Rosa Krause and Eugene Emmanuel Galland’s four children. Eugene Galland was the son of a Swiss Calvinist and an Italian Catholic; Elizabeth Krause was the daughter of Austrian Catholics who were then living in Czechoslovakia. At the time of his marriage, Eugene Galland had earned a Ph.D. and was working in Italy as an agronomist.

Mathilde (Galland) Krim was thus born into a multinational, multireligious family, with relatives who spoke French, German, and Italian, who lived in Italy, Czechoslovakia, and Switzerland, and who attended both Protestant and Catholic churches. When she was a small child, her parents moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where her father found employment as a municipal public health officer. This was not the kind of work for which his doctorate had prepared him, but Mussolini’s Italy had not been kind to him and he had felt obliged to leave.

Mathilde was educated in Geneva. Immediately after completing secondary school at the École Supérieure des Jeunes Filles, she entered the University of Geneva where, over her parents’ objections, she enrolled in the faculty of biology.

Early in her university career, she came to the attention of the noted invertebrate embryologist Émile Guyenot, who, impressed with her technical and experimental skill, invited her to be an assistant in his laboratory. In 1948, she was granted the License degree (the equivalent of a bachelor of science degree in the United States). She continued to work as an employee in Guyenot’s laboratory but independently undertook exceptionally difficult electron micrographical studies of the chromosomes of some of the organisms that interested Guyenot. For these latter studies she was awarded a Ph.D. in 1953.

Thus she became a member of the very tiny group of women with advanced degrees in science. From her vantage point, however, this accomplishment almost paled by comparison to the other extraordinary turn that her life had taken. During the war years, she had found a job as a part-time clerk in the office of a Jewish lawyer, Maître Jean Heyman. Assigned the task of carrying papers to various government offices, she became dimly aware that, for some reason, large numbers of Jews were trying desperately to get Swiss visas. In the spring of 1945, in a newsreel preceding a film she had gone to see, she found out the reason—a discovery, she says, that changed her life. Her parents did not sympathize with her passionate concern with the Holocaust and its victims. Somewhat apolitical, they had more or less assumed that Europe would be improved when the Axis was successful and were initially unwilling even to believe that the Holocaust had happened.

In the late 1940s, a small group of Palestinian Jews (as they were then called) began attending Geneva’s world-famous medical school, and Mathilde, to her parents’ dismay, became friendly with them. She began taking courses in the history of Judaism and also became involved in some of their underground gunrunning enterprises. In the summer of 1948, just a few months after the founding of the State of Israel, she married one of those medical students, David Danon. Danon was a member of the Irgun; his medical studies and his residence in Geneva were frequently interrupted by his political and military activities. Nonetheless, the couple managed, during those years, to coauthor several papers on electron micrography. Their daughter, Daphna, was born in Geneva in 1951. When Daphna was eighteen months old, their degrees finally completed, the Danons moved to Israel. Mathilde had converted to Judaism before her marriage, but in Israel it proved necessary for her to undergo the training, examinations, and ceremony again.

The marriage did not flourish in Israel, in part because Mathilde was not enthusiastic about the hard life of desert pioneering to which her husband was attracted. In 1953, because of her unusual skills in electron micrography, she had found a job as a research assistant at the newly founded Weizmann Institute in Rehovot. She was able to work and care for Daphna because, early on, the institute had created a child-care center for its employees. Within a year, Mathilde was promoted to junior scientist (and, subsequently, to research associate) and was living with her daughter in a small apartment on the grounds of the institute, having separated from her husband.

During her years at Weizmann, Mathilde worked in the laboratory headed by Leo Sachs; she coauthored, with Sachs and others, more than a dozen research papers. The very first of these research studies was the one for which Sachs’s laboratory is probably most famous: “The Diagnosis of Sex Before Birth Using Cells from the Amniotic Fluid.” This paper was rushed into print in order to establish priority for this fundamental discovery, which helped lay the foundation for the prenatal diagnostic technique called amniocentesis and the discipline called medical genetics. As a result of this work, Mathilde became an expert on the then new techniques of cell culturing. She also did some research on the viruses that cause some forms of cancer.

In 1957, she met Arthur Krim, a wealthy American, who was a trustee of the Weizmann Institute. They married a year later. At first, the Krims thought that they could manage to live apart (he in New York, she in Rehovot), but they soon realized that this arrangement was untenable. Mathilde Krim and her daughter moved to New York and to an entirely different world. At the time of their marriage, Arthur Krim was the president of United Artists, a leading film production studio. He was also involved in fund-raising for the Democratic Party and in numerous other philanthropic and policy-related activities. His wife fairly quickly became his partner.

These activities were not, however, sufficient to satisfy Krim’s restless intellect. Within a few months, she had found a job as part of a research team at Cornell Medical College in New York (and, subsequently, at the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, also in New York), working on various cancer-inducing agents. In part because of her involvement in this research, Krim was appointed to the congressional advisory commission on the war against cancer. She soon became interested not in the agents that cause cancer but in the family of natural substances—the interferons—that were then thought to have great potential as cures for various cancers as well as for other diseases.

For a decade, between 1975 and 1985, Krim served either as the coleader or the leader of Sloan-Kettering’s research and clinical evaluation program on interferon. During those years, she published (with many coauthors) more than thirty scientific papers on interferon and also organized a series of international research workshops.

In 1983, Krim and her laboratory staff were asked to assist in the treatment of some Sloan-Kettering patients who were suffering with a rare skin cancer, Kaposi’s sarcoma, which was associated with a new immunological disease, AIDS. At that time, her laboratory work was beginning to wind down. Interferon therapies had not proved successful, and many of the young people trained in her laboratory had been hired away by the burgeoning biotechnology industries. Simultaneously, Krim became fascinated by AIDS research, sympathetic to those with the disease, and enraged by the dual difficulties involved in funding the research and aiding the victims.

In 1985, these sentiments—coupled with her extraordinary social and political network—inspired her to create a foundation dedicated to fund-raising for AIDS research and advocacy. Although she now holds an adjunct appointment as professor of public health at the Columbia University School of Public Health, most of Krim’s time and energy, since 1985, has been devoted to various fund-raising, supervisory, and lobbying activities, all directed either to finding a cure for the AIDS virus or to creating supportive public programs to help people with the disease. Since 1990, when the American Foundation for AIDS Research merged with a similar organization on the West Coast (created by Elizabeth Taylor), Krim has served as its founding cochair and chairperson of the board.

Mathilde Krim holds fourteen honorary degrees and is the recipient of numerous other honors. In addition to serving on the advisory commission on cancer (1970–1971), she was a member of the President’s Committee on Mental Retardation (1966–1969) and the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research (1979–1981). Reflecting her various interests and concerns, she has also been an active member of the boards of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute, the National Biomedical Research Foundation, the Committee of 100 for National Health Insurance, the Federation of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, and the African-American Institute.

SELECTED WORKS BY MATHILDE (DANON) KRIM

“The Diagnosis of Sex before Birth Using Cells from the Amniotic Fluid,” with L. Sachs et al. Bulletin of the Research Council of Israel 5B (1955): 137–138; “Electron Micrograph of a Chromosome of Triton,” with E. Guyenot, E. Kellenberger, and J. Weigle. Nature 165 (1950): 33; “Prenatal Diagnosis of Sex Using Cells from Amniotic Fluid,” with L. Sachs and D.M. Serr. Science 123 (1956): 548; “Towards Tumor Therapy with Interferons. Part I. Interferons: Production and Properties,” and Part 2. Interferons: In Vivo Effects.” Blood 55 (1980): 711–721, 875–884.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Friedman, Jeanette. “Dr. Mathilde Krim: Caring Heart.” Lifestyles (Summer 1995): 6–9; Krim. Mathilde. Interview by author, August 1996, and Typescript of biographical essay on Arthur Krim.

FLESH

Leonard Feeney on The Word Made Flesh

We are told in the beginning of the Holy Gospel according to Saint John that, “the Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.”

That is a magical phrase, “the Word was made flesh.” “Word” has a great deal of meaning for us. Our memories are all tucked away in the shape of words. Our utterances to those we love are impossible without words, and even when we are thinking by our selves and not speaking, we are somehow wording our thoughts for the hidden ear — which is the bliss of solitude.

Of all man’s achievements, perhaps the most astounding is his wording of a thing. When a little child cannot speak — when he has no words yet — one of the first things we do for him is to coax him into word land.

And so, when we are challenged with the idea, “the Word of God,” and are let know that one Word serves God for all utterance in eternity and is the perfect expression of all He is, we are very greatly impressed.

If you were to sit down and think for many years as to how you could best say that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity became Incarnate — took our nature and dwelt in our midst, breathed our air and walked our roads, looked at our skies and listened to our sounds — I do not think you could possibly get a more chaste, clear, simple, inexhaustible-in-meaning expression of it than to say: “The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.”

“Word” leaves nothing out. And when you say “flesh,” you get in every single atom of our poor human frailty. If you said, “the Word became man,” or, “the Word moved into our scene,” or, “the Word became one of our children,” there would probably be left out of the realization — for the sake of more lofty, noble and impressive values — a great deal of what seems to be common place in us, of what is lowly and helpless, and yet of what God did assume.

But when you say, “the Word was made flesh,” the whole man is flooded in that utterance. There can be no doubt about what has happened. Nothing is left out. Our ears, our nose, our eyes, our hair, our hands — everything is conveyed to our realization of what the Word became.

It is a marvelous wedding, the Word of God and the flesh of man. They are one. Thought now has little elbows. Divine Thought has fingers. The Word of God has a human mind, a human soul, a human will, a human heart. God’s eternal Thought pauses, as it is uttered. It is filtered to suit our light. It is dimmed down to our pace. It has our ways.

Saint John’s phrase, “the Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us,” is a beautiful challenge, and you cannot get away from it. You either have to accept its value the way it is expressed, or else you have to put it aside and go and study “Christianity” or “religion”— getting vaguer and vaguer in terms of some less challenging phrase, until finally your Faith has slipped away from you.



From The Bread of Life, 1952.

THE UNITARIAN TEA-PARTY CHRIST

Leonard Feeney on Unitarianism

The generic religion of the United States of America is meeting-house Christianity. Its ritual requires three items: a pew, a pulpit, and a preacher. Add to that a small organ, to assist in its single devotional indulgence: a hymn.

The meeting-house itself is a sacred edifice which looks something like a church, partly like a library, and a little like a bank. It is often covered with ivy, and in more cultivated sections of our country, as in New England, is usually rich in historical reminiscences.

Meeting-house Christianity discourages an intellectual outlook on the subject of salvation, and thrives on sincerities rather than on certitudes. Its theories in the field of Christian Doctrine are so diverse that its disciples have fairly run out of hyphens trying to link them all together. This program leaves it with a confused Christology, and even with a theology which is sometimes a matter of conjecture. The lifework of a devout meeting-house parishioner is to be a perpetual seeker after truth, whose proper chastisement comes from never being permitted to find it …

Lacking system, even in its morals, meeting-house Christianity was bound to have an explosion of pride somewhere in its ranks, and it had one about a hundred years ago in the State of Massachusetts, by way of an eccentric doctrine known as Unitarianism. The Unitarians, many of whom were men of abstemious habits and great wealth, finding the Christianity they were experiencing too complex to be a reflection of God, delved into Deism and discovered a God too fastidious to become man. As a result, the divinity of Christ went overboard in Boston as lightly as tea had gone overboard in an earlier revolt. But the genius of Christ, like the excellence of the flavor of tea, has never been questioned there. In Boston, Christ continues to be quoted by Unitarians, more at tea parties than in church, and not for what He said, but for what He “put so well.”



From The Leonard Feeney Omnibus, 1943.

KIKES REJECTED

THE REJECTED PEOPLE OF HOLY SCRIPTURE

Why the Jews Fear the Bible


The Point, edited under Fr. Leonard Feeney M.I.C.M., Saint Benedict Center, June, 1957


With the coming of summer and those languid days traditionally given to resting and reading, The Point would like to make a suggestion. We recommend that this year you ignore all the frothy tomes which have been specially confected for your beach-chair entertainment, and read instead that most substantial and engrossing of all books, the Holy Bible.

The prime incentive for reading God’s word is always, of course, just that: it is God’s word — the thundering, inspired account of man’s long climb from Genesis to Apocalypse; how he fell from grace, how he was redeemed, what he must do to be saved.

But there is another reason also why now, particularly, we ought to take our Scriptures off the shelves. The notion has got around (at whose prompting, we will let you guess) that the Bible is a book which celebrates the Jews; and that since we Catholics are supposed to reverence the Bible, we ought also to honor the race to whom it is devoted.

The number of people who have been deceived by this artful dodge indicates one thing: how crass and colossal is our present-day ignorance of Holy Scripture.

No one could possibly read the seventy-two books which constitute God’s revelation and conclude that Jews deserve the esteem of Catholics. For albeit the Bible presents Jewish history, it is not the sort of history the Anti-Defamation League would approve. It is the story of how a few faithful Jews in each generation championed God against the rest of their race — a proud, stubborn, ungrateful, and unbelieving multitude. Far from promoting love for the Jews, the Bible is thus the font of Christian anti-Jewishness. No other book gives such a strong, sure taste of their perfidy.

It is in the New Testament that the Jews are shown at their ultimate worst — when they are confronted with the Messias, reject Him, crucify Him, call down His Blood as a curse upon them, and then do their utmost to prevent His gospel from being spread through the world. A partial report on this New-Testament portrayal of the Jews appears below. But even under the Old Law it is evident what the Jews are coming to. Prophet after prophet castigates them for their wickedness and warns them that they are going to be rejected by God in favor of the Gentiles; and prophet after prophet is killed by the Jews in defiant retort. As early as the book of Exodus, God has said to Moses: “See that this people is stiff-necked. Let me alone, that my wrath may be kindled against them, and that I may destroy them: and I will make of thee a great nation.” (Exodus 32:9)

Plainly, it is not for their own sakes, or for any goodness inherent in the race, that the Jews are kept at the center of the Old-Testament stage. It is, rather, because through some Jews — a holy, beleaguered handful, like Moses and Joshua and David and the prophets — the true Faith is kept alive down to the time of Our Lord. And the other reason for God’s sustained interest in the Jews is that eventually from their thorny midst there will blossom His one perfect creature, the Virginal Mother of His Son.

But if the Jews make such a poor showing in the Old Testament, how do they bear to read it? The answer is, they don’t. Their religious reading time is devoted to a post-Crucifixion book of their own devising, the Talmud. The Jews have rejected the first part of Holy Scripture as surely and as violently as they have rejected the second. Nor is it merely the treatment of their ancestors that the Jews object to; it is equally the Old Testament’s prophecies of the coming Messias, so blazingly and unmistakably fulfilled in Jesus.

Yet it should not be assumed that in shunning the Faith of Moses and David the Jews have abandoned all religious doctrine. Everyone familiar with Jewish practices knows that they still do believe most fervently in a Messias. And they profess this belief constantly — when they force Gentile merchants out of business and take over a city’s shopping district; when they take control of a nation’s newspapers and other means of disseminating ideas; when they demand that laws be passed forbidding anyone to speak against the Jews; when they drive a million Arabs from their homes and appropriate the land for themselves; when they insist that Western nations not only allow this outrage, but support it with their wealth and the blood of their youth — in all these ways and in hundreds of others, the Jews testify to their belief in a Messias.

And if anyone is still wondering who the Jews think the Messias is, Dr. Joseph Klausner, internationally recognized Jewish spokesman, supplies the answer. In his book, The Messianic Idea In Israel (Macmillan, 1955), Dr. Klausner declares that a personal savior has long since been an old-fashioned notion with the Jews and that, “Thus the whole people Israel, in the form of the elect of the nations, gradually became the Messiah of the world, the redeemer of mankind.”

It is a common complaint of public Jews that the most anti-Jewish book in the New Testament is the Fourth Gospel. The Point would venture to propose, however, that the Fourth — Saint John’s — Gospel has a close rival in the book which is placed immediately after it in every edition of the New Testament. That book is the Acts of the Apostles, Saint Luke’s inspired account of what happened to Saint Peter and, at greater length, to Saint Paul from the time the Church was born at Pentecost until the year of Saint Paul’s imprisonment at Rome, A. D. 62.

In chapter one of the Acts (there are twenty-eight chapters in all), Saint Peter establishes the anti-Jewish theme with a resounding speech about the traitor Judas, who “being hanged, burst asunder in the midst: and all his bowels gushed out.” By the time you reach the fifth chapter, Saint Peter has five times pontifically berated the Jews for crucifying Jesus. And, not surprisingly, he and the rest of the Apostles have made their first of many trips to jail.

The deacon, Saint Stephen, the first martyr of the Church, is the hero of chapters six and seven. Just before the Jews take up their stones to silence him, Stephen concludes his summary of the Jewish situation by addressing his executioners as, “You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you also. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them who foretold of the coming of the Just One; of whom you have been now the betrayers and the murderers!”

The Acts of the Apostles’ ninth chapter introduces us to Saint Paul, who after his miraculous conversion, tries to convert the Jews at Damascus, who in turn try to kill him. Paul escapes their rage only by the most stealthy resourcefulness, being lowered over the city walls in a basket.

Paul’s flight from the Jews serves as a likely prelude to the events of the next chapter, when Saint Peter beholds the great vision in which God signifies to him that he must work for the conversion of the Gentiles to the infant Church. And in his catechism instructions to the Roman Cornelius, immediately after, Peter repeats once more that the Jews have murdered Our Lord. Back at Jerusalem, Peter explains the Church’s mission to the Gentiles, while Saint Paul, up in Antioch, has the distinction of hearing himself and his converts called, for the first time, Christians.

This brings us to chapter twelve, which begins with the information that King Herod “killed James, the brother of John, with the sword, and seeing that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to take Peter up also.” Peter is delivered from the designs of his Jerusalem enemies, and from chapter thirteen until the end of the book, the Acts tells the story of the mission work of Saint Paul. Everywhere the pattern is the same: Paul preaches, many are converted, the local Jews are aroused, and the Apostle is forced to flee for his life.

In Pisidia, for example, “The Jews stirred up religious and honorable women, and the chief men of the city and raised persecution of Paul and Barnabas: and cast them out of their coasts.” Again, in chapter fourteen, we read about the near-stoning of Saint Paul at Iconium, and the Jews’ pursuit of him throughout Lycaonia, until finally he is mercilessly beaten, dragged out into a country place, and abandoned as dead.

Restored to his work, he is, of course, re-exposed to the Jewish plots against him. In the city of Thessalonica, “The Jews, moved with envy, and taking unto them men of the vulgar sort, and making a tumult, set the city in an uproar.” Paul survives this onslaught also, and when we arrive at chapter eighteen, he even sees a temporary victory over the Jews. The Gentiles of Achaia soundly trample upon the ruler of the synagogue who was there plotting against Paul.

From chapters twenty-one to twenty-eight, Saint Paul is a prisoner of the government, with new and bitter complaints constantly being brought against him by the Jews. The local authorities are at last most grateful to be rid of their controversial charge when Saint Paul, under appeal to Caesar himself, is dispatched to Rome. It is at Rome, shortly after Paul’s arrival, that the narrative of the Acts of the Apostles is terminated.

The final verses of the last chapter give us Saint Paul’s electric speech to the Jews of Rome. Reproving them with the words of Isaias, he says, “The heart of this people is grown gross, and with their ears they have heard heavily, and their eyes they have shut; lest perhaps they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted.” And the Apostle prophetically concludes: “Be it known to you, therefore, that this salvation of God is sent to the Gentiles, and they will hear it!”

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The examples set by Saints Peter and Paul, and preserved in the pages of Holy Scripture, have of course had the precise effect which God intended when He inspired them. They have been a source of edification, and a prod to imitation, for the Christian leaders of all the Christian centuries. Thus, the saints of every age, in aspiring to be “other Christs,” have contracted to assume not only the sunlight of Christ’s meekness but, quite as much, the thunders of His indignation.

The resultant warfare between the canonized children of the Church and the crucifiers of Jesus has left an abundant literature of its own; which is most sublime when it takes the form of Biblical commentaries, and most authoritative when written by that select group of Catholic theologians, the twenty-nine Doctors of the Universal Church. From the writings of two of these saints, we have chosen passages which will indicate the intensity (though, regrettably, not the extensiveness) of the anti-Jewish sentiments provoked by the Bible.

Among the works of the fourth-century Doctor, Saint Ephrem the Deacon, there is no selection more representative in style and content than his poetical “Rhythm Against the Jews, Delivered on Palm Sunday.” Anticipating the Jewish treacheries of Holy Week, Saint Ephrem comments upon the Gospel story of Our Lord’s betrayal and crucifixion at the hands of the Jewish people, whom he calls “that asp that loveth adulterers.”

“What is thine iniquity, O daughter of Jacob,” he asks, “that thy chastisement is so severe? Thou hast dishonored the King and the King’s Son, thou shameless one and harlot … The Jews, then, not only made themselves strangers to the covenants, but dishonored the Father and killed the Son in envy. The Prophet invites the congregation of the house of Israel to praise Him, but it went about to kill Him, and hastened to do evil.”

Our second Doctor, the great Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, has often been cited by Jewish apologists as “the saint who liked the Jews.” Bernard’s qualification for this title rests upon the sole circumstance of his plea to twelfth-century Catholics that they must find some other means than annihilation for resolving the Jewish problem.

In commenting upon the book of the prophet Isaias, Saint Bernard places himself staunchly within the ranks of the Church’s anti-Jewish Scriptural commentators. He says, “O intelligence coarse, dense and, as it were, bovine, which did not recognize God, even in His own works! Perhaps the Jew will complain, as of a deep injury, that I call his intelligence bovine. But let him read what is said by the prophet Isaias, and he will find that it is even less than bovine. For he says, ‘The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib; but Israel hath not known me, and my people hath not understood.’ (Isaias 1:3) You see, O Jew, I am milder than your own prophet. I have compared you to the brute beasts; but he sets you even below these.”

Warning!
Readers who are determined on a re-look at the Bible should be wary of an English version, available at many Catholic book-stores, advertised as the Knox Bible. This appropriative title derives from the name of the translator: ex-Protestant minister, Monsignor Ronald Knox.

Had he not taken up with the Catholic Church, Ronald Knox might be presently remembered among readers of English as the author of two first-rate murder mysteries and of several uncommonly clever limericks. This kind of literary endeavor, however (even when supplemented by innumerable witty sermons), would leave any Englishman tragically ill-equipped for the prayerful, reverent, anything-but-clever vocation of translating the revealed Word of God.

And we were prepared to believe that it was chiefly this secular smartness which made Monsignor Knox’s translation of the Bible so repugnant; until we happened upon his rendering of Isaias, 7:14, that portentous prophecy of Our Blessed Lady: “Behold a Virgin shall conceive and bear a son.” Monsignor Knox’s presentation of this text not only fails to call Our Lady a Virgin, but gives the Virgin Birth all the clinical air of a maternity-ward delivery. He writes: “A Maid shall be brought to bed of a son.”

By Christian standards, such a statement is neither clever nor orthodox. What further worries us is that, by Jewish standards, it is both.



SHOULD HATE BE OUTLAWED?

The Point, edited under Fr. Leonard Feeney M.I.C.M., Saint Benedict Center, June, 1955


Most Americans, hearing this question, would answer promptly, “Yes, by all means, hate should be outlawed!” Their eagerness to reply can be accounted for all too easily. During the last decade and a half, they have been pounded with a propaganda barrage calculated to leave them in a state of dazed affability toward the whole world. Those advertising techniques that are normally used to encourage Americans to be choosy in matters of soap and toothpaste are now being enlisted to persuade them that there is no such thing as a superior product in matters of culture and creed. On billboards, on bus and subway posters, in newspapers and magazines, through radio and television broadcasts, Americans are being assured and reassured, both subtly and boldly, that “Bigotry is fascism … Only Brotherhood can save our nation … We must be tolerant of all!”

The long-range effects of this campaign are even now evident. It is producing the “spineless citizen”: the man who has no cultural sensibilities; who is incapable of indignation; whose sole mental activity is merely an extension of what he reads in the newspaper or sees on the television screen; who faces moral disaster in his neighborhood, political disaster in his country, and an impending world catastrophe with a blank and smiling countenance. He has only understanding for the enemies of his country. He has nothing but kind sentiments for those who would destroy his home and family. He has an earnest sympathy for anyone who would obliterate his faith. He is universally tolerant. He is totally unprejudiced. If he has any principles, he keeps them well concealed, lest in advocating them he should seem to indicate that contrary principles might be inferior. He is, to the extent of his abilities, exactly like the next citizen, who, he trusts, is trying to be exactly like him: a faceless, characterless putty-man.

Along with everyone else, American Catholics have been hammered with the slogans of the “anti-hate” campaign. Additionally, they remember the stories of how prejudice against Catholics oftentimes made America a very uncomfortable place for their immigrant Catholic grandparents. And so, they too, if asked, would declare unhesitatingly that hate should be outlawed.

What American Catholics do not stop to reflect on is that the Catholic Faith, by its very nature, fosters indignation, intolerant positions, and strong utterance. The Church is set up to continue the divine ministry of Jesus Christ, Who avowed that He had come on Earth, “Not to send peace, but the sword … to cast fire on the Earth, and what will I but that it be kindled.”

In accepting their vocation to be “other Christs,” Catholics are faced with the countless examples of Gospel astringency. They are reminded that the same Jesus Who said, “Learn of me, for I am meek and humble of heart,” likewise said, “I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man’s enemies shall be they of his own house-hold.” Nor can they forget that the same Jesus, Who submitted Himself to the Jewish mob in the garden of Gethsemani, had previously overturned the tables of the buyers and sellers and driven them from the temple with a whip.

In accepting their position as contemporary members of the Church, American Catholics must take as their heritage the outlooks, attitudes, and purposes of their older brothers and sisters in the Faith — those Catholics who have gone before them and have preserved the Church to our own day. For the Catholic Church is One. The Church that called on its sons to take up the Cross and the sword and drive the infidel from the Holy Land, the Church that isolated the Jews of Christendom with rigid laws and ghetto walls, the Church that has repeatedly condemned the doctrines of those who disagree with her, is the same Catholic Church that claims the loyalty of 35,000,000 twentieth-century Americans.

Along with the Mass, the Sacraments, and all the spiritual treasures that are a Catholic’s baptismal birthright, these American Catholics must also assume the rest of their legacy. As members of the Church Militant — raised by the Sacrament of Confirmation to be Soldiers of Jesus Christ — they are heirs of a tradition that has been marked through the centuries by sustained and unashamed militancy.

Examples of the clash between traditional Catholic observance and the current “anti-hate” campaign could be multiplied indefinitely. Every chapter in every age of the Church’s history will provide them, because the ultimate issue involved is an abiding one, a doctrinal one. It is the Catholic Church’s uncompromising claim to be the One True Church established by God. It is this conviction of Catholics throughout the centuries that leaves our greatest heroes and saints and the very constitution of the Church itself open to the charges of bigotry and intolerance.

The Catholic Church does not believe that all religions are on a common plane. It does not subscribe to the popular notion that, “We’re all headed for the same place, you in your way and we in ours.” The Catholic Church believes that Christianity is the world’s only chance for salvation, and it further insists that true Christians are found only within its fold, under the Supreme Shepherd, the Vicar of Christ, Our Holy Father at Rome.

Inevitably, this belief, when translated into practical action, makes for some intolerant arrangements: Catholics are admonished not to marry heretics and Jews; they may not attend a non-Catholic religious service; Catholic children must be sent to the Church’s schools. The motive behind these bigoted practices is the preservation of the Faith — not as an antique curiosity, but as a vital necessity. And not as a necessity for a chosen few, but as a necessity for all men, everywhere.

It is this terrible urgency about the Faith that explains both the Church’s rigidity in matters of doctrine an her encompassing love in matters of apostolate. For the note of absolute necessity that attaches to Catholic Truth, and makes the Church so intolerant and unbending, is, at the same time, the push and the drive behind every apostle. It is precisely because they are intolerant enough to believe that all men need the Catholic Faith in order to be saved, that the Church’s missionaries, from the time of Saint Paul, have given the world its most heroic example of zealous, consuming, constant, sweating, bleeding, dying but undying, love.

It is this love, this apostolic fervor, that the “anti-hate” program means to eliminate. For the ultimate outcome of the propaganda barrage that is now incessantly pounding the nation will be not only a spineless American citizen, but a spineless American Catholicism — a Catholicism that will be afraid to assert its own singularity and importance, a Catholicism that will try to become more like its neighbor religions, doing nothing to annoy, nothing to criticize, nothing that would in any way cause it to be accused of intolerance, bigotry, or hate.

Certainly no one will suppose that the promoters of the “anti-hate” campaign are just a bunch of well-meaning meddlers who launched the thing in all innocence and who would be dismayed to hear that it might discomfit the Catholic Church. The truth of the matter is much to the contrary. Just as the fast-talking soap commercials play on the gullibility of American housewives to make money for the big soap manufacturers, so the anti-hate slogans are selling Americans a bill of goods that will make rich profits for the Catholic Church’s enterprising enemies.

This deliberate and calculated program is a lineal descendant of that eighteenth-century campaign that clamored for “liberty, equality, and fraternity,” and ended up by wrecking Catholic France. It is akin to all those freethinking, freely-named, anti-Catholic ventures that have been plaguing the Church since the time of the Protestant Revolt — Humanism, Jacobinism, Freemasonry, Liberalism, Secularism, Communism, etc. For however much these movements may differ from one another in the means they advocate, they are all working for the same ultimate end. They are intent on building the City of Man — to the inevitable detriment of the City of God. They are enraged against the Church because of her calm insistence that the one thing that really matters is eternal salvation, and that she is the one divinely-commissioned ark of salvation. They are determined to show that the Church is not that important: if not by destroying her violently, then by reducing her to the level of the sects.

It was this latter expedient that appealed to Jean Jacques Rousseau, herald of the French Revolution and avowed evangelist of the Brotherhood crowd. Rousseau maintained (in The Social Contract, Book IV) that the worship of God should be allowed to continue, provided it did not become an end in itself. Theology must not usurp the superior place of politics; the interests of religion must be subordinate to those of the state. Accordingly, he felt the civil power should decide what articles of belief citizens might hold. And among these articles, Rousseau urged just one prohibition: anyone daring to say, “There is no salvation outside the Church,” should be banished.

All the followers of Rousseau, in their various guises — as well as his like-minded antecedents — are the Courtiers of the Prince of this World. But there is one group among them that is particularly of the household of Satan. They are the children of Satan, as Our Lord Himself calls them, the Jews. They, pre-eminently, are fired by the earthly, anti-Christian animus; and they have taken an active part, during twenty centuries, in all its manifestations. (This alone can explain the Church’s unique attitude toward the Jews: her traditional determination that this one people must be kept in check.)

As surely and securely as the Jews have been behind Freemasonry, or Secularism, or Communism, they are behind the “anti-hate” drive. Not that this movement represents the fruition of Talmudic doctrine. The Jews are advocating tolerance only for its destructive value — destructive, that is, of the Catholic Church. On their part, they still keep alive their racial rancors and antipathies. Their Talmud, for example, still teaches that Christ was a brazen impostor, and gives an unprintably blasphemous account of his parentage and birth. And as the Christmas season just past should have taught us, the Jews, for all their Brotherhood talk, have not in the least abandoned their resolute program to make all acknowledgments of Christmas disappear from the public and social life of the nation.

The secret of the Jews’ success is, of course, that they can practice such private hate while promoting public “love,” and not be accused of inconsistency. For, as always, they are running the show mainly from behind the scenes. They get their message across by means of co-operative Gentiles. And there are probably more such Gentiles now available — both the willing kind and the kind willing to be duped — than ever before in history. As a further good fortune, the Jewish directors of America’s entertainment industry can now guarantee that one Brotherhood spokesman, well-placed (e.g., behind a microphone or before a television camera), is able to influence Americans by the millions.

And the Jews’ campaign is succeeding. We have every reason to be alarmed at its success. American Catholics, even those not actively taking part in the tolerance talk, are now kept in line by the omnipresent threat of being accused of hate, bigotry, and intolerance.

In the face of a new year that will be the biggest one yet for the Brotherhood promoters, The Point pleads with American Catholics to realign themselves with the militant traditions of their grandfathers. No threat of “bigotry,” no accusation of “intolerance” should temper our zeal or silence our message. We must preserve our commission to “Go forth and teach all nations…;” to “Reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine.”

Unworthy as we are, we American Catholics must protect for ourselves the duty of naming God’s enemies and the privilege of carrying God’s revealed Truth to the people of our country, who, we pray, will hear it, with generosity and gratitude, and who will repeat that intolerant Profession of Faith which the Church requires of all new converts: “ … At the same time, I condemn and reprove all that the Church has condemned and reproved. This same Catholic Faith, outside of which nobody can be saved, which I now freely profess and to which I truly adhere, the same I promise and swear to maintain and profess, with the help of God, entire, inviolate and with firm constancy until the last breath of life; and I shall strive as far as possible that this same Faith shall be held, taught and publicly professed by all those who depend on me, and by those of whom I shall have charge.”

(from the Rituale Romanum, published in 1947 with the Imprimatur of the Cardinal Archbishop of New York.)

A Militant Example

A recent Vatican news release has stated that Saint Lawrence of Brindisi may soon be declared a Doctor of the universal Church. Should he receive that title, the Italian Franciscan, who died in 1619, would thus become the thirtieth saint whom the Church has especially singled out as a teacher of the Faith to all Catholics everywhere.

Born at Brindisi in 1559, Saint Lawrence early demonstrated the singular gifts that would make him a brilliant preacher. As a Capuchin friar, with a personal commission from Pope Clement VIII, the saint delivered vigorous sermons in the principal Italian ghettos, thus incurring a bitter resentment among the Jews that has persisted to this day.

For our age of cowering Catholics, Lawrence of Brindisi supplies a reproving example. Not only did he work tirelessly to challenge the perfidy of the Jews, but he brought back to the Faith many who had gone over to the Protestant Revolt, and, most spectacular of all, he led an army against the Turks. It was in Hungary, in the year 1601, that Saint Lawrence, armed with nothing more than his cowl and his Crucifix, led a Christian army, outnumbered four to one, to an astounding victory over the infidels.



A SURE DEFENCE AGAINST THE JEWS

What Our Catholic Bishops Can Do For US


The Point, edited under Fr. Leonard Feeney M.I.C.M., Saint Benedict Center, August, 1957


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Every day, at every Mass said within his diocese, the bishop is prayed for, by name. And the Church conceives of this as no mere liturgical courtesy. These are urgent prayers. For successors of the Apostles, with tragic frequency throughout history, have been known to identify themselves not with the lineage of Our Lord’s faithful eleven, but with the line of the twelfth, the Bishop Judas who left the Supper Room seeking the convenient hour to betray his Master.

The illustrious Bishop of Constantinople, Saint John Chrysostom, whose episcopal achievements are celebrated in the ancient liturgy which bears his name, had a sober warning in this matter of bishops and their need for our prayers. He said: “I do not speak rashly, but as I feel and think. I do not think that many bishops are saved, but that those who perish are far more numerous. The reason is that the office requires a great soul. For there are many things to make a priest swerve from rectitude, and he requires great vigilance on every side.”

The Saint continues, “Do you not perceive how many qualities a bishop must have that he may be strong in his teaching, patient, and hold fast to the faithful word which is according to doctrine? What care and pains does this require! Moreover, he is answerable for the sins of others. To pass over everything else: If but one soul dies without Baptism, does it not entirely endanger his own salvation? For the loss of one soul is so great an evil that it is impossible to express it in words. For if the salvation of that soul was of such value that the Son of God became man and suffered so much, think of how great a punishment must the losing of it bring.”

To meet Saint John Chrysostom’s requirements for a bishop “strong in his teaching,” we might find a contemporary example in Jose Maria Cardinal Caro y Rodriguez. Like Bishop de Castro Mayer of Campos, Cardinal Caro is a South American. His archiepiscopal see is Santiago, Chile, and his venerable age is ninety-one years. Trained at the Gregorian in Rome, Cardinal Caro was elevated to his present dignity by Pope Pius XII in 1946. And the elevation was looked upon as most significant by those who had followed the Cardinal’s career. For Jose Maria Caro y Rodriguez had won the enmity of world-wide Freemasonry by his repeated attacks and exposures of Masonic activities — most notably in his detailed study, The Mystery of Freemasonry Unveiled.

Cardinal Caro y Rodriguez has, in recent years, authorized an English edition, revised version, of this valuable book. Though the entire treatise is worth reprinting, we propose to our readers the following sample from Chapter III of the text. This chapter bears the title, “Is Masonry the Instrument of Judaism — The Most Important Question of the Day.”

The Cardinal writes, “Since my youth, there have resounded together in my ears the names of Masonry and Judaism, of Masons and Hebrews in the attacks upon the Catholic Church. Was it simple coincidence or is it in reality an effective union, and perhaps dependence, between these two entities … There is no doubt that Masonic activity against the Catholic Church is no more than the continuation of the war against Christ practiced by Judaism for the last 1900 years … Read the Gospel and you will see, in Jewish espionage, in their captious questions, in their hypocritical attacks, clothed with the veil of pretended piety of the Pharisees; in their efforts to make Him hated before the people, Christ, Who was their greatest Glory and their wonderful Benefactor; in the use of gold to corrupt an Apostle; in the formation of public opinion against Christ; in the preference for Barabbas; in the fury and false accusations with which they tried to bury the memory of Christ in shame; in the constant opposition, many times bloody, against the preaching of the Apostles, etc.; — in all this you will see the same things that Masonry practices today, at times in very subtle form and at other times in more violent form. Judaism was anti-Christianism; and Masonry, in the service of the same Judaism, is still anti-Christianism.”

If Cardinal Caro y Rodriguez of Chile exemplifies a bishop teaching strongly, Saint Cyril of Alexandria, fifth century Patriarch of that Egyptian city, shows us a bishop strong in action.

In the year 432, when Saint Cyril was raised to the patriarchate, Alexandria was the home of a Jewish community that was large, prosperous, and deeply embedded in the city’s life — having enjoyed special privileges there since the days of Alexander the Great. But almost immediately (in the words of the haughty-heretical Encyclopedia Britannica) Cyril “made himself known by the violence of his zeal against Jews, pagans, and heretics … ”

This zeal reached a peak when the Jews, outraged at Saint Cyril’s lack of deference, began to riot in the streets and massacre Christians. Thereupon, the holy Patriarch rallied a taskforce of his subjects and, proceeding systematically from synagogue to synagogue, from Jewish house to house, drove the Jews out of Alexandria.

Besides his opposition to Jewry, Saint Cyril is famous also for his bitter struggle against his fellow-bishop, Nestorius, the heretical Patriarch of Constantinople, who denied that Mary is the Mother of God. This struggle culminated in the year 431, when the Pope summoned a General Council of bishops from the whole Catholic world, to meet at Ephesus. There, Saint Cyril championed Our Lady’s Divine Maternity so surely and magnificently that his name has become inseparably linked not only with every Catholic’s belief, but with his devotion. For it was at Ephesus, in witness and in celebration of Saint Cyril’s victory over Nestorius, that there first thundered that invocation which has resounded through all the Catholic centuries: “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.”

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QUI COGITAT QUI SUSCIPIT?

"Qui audet adipiscitur", "Who Dares, Wins", is the motto of the Special Air Service (SAS). The motto is credited to SAS founder, Colonel David Stirling. Stirling was educated at Ampleforth College and at Trinity College, Cambridge. Among SAS members, Stirling's motto is sometimes corrupted to, "Who cares who wins?" Ironically, this is now the unofficial motto of Britons.

The SAS was officially established in 1950, but was first brought together by Stirling in 1941, when he was a Lieutenant in The Scots Guards, serving with The British Commandos in North Africa. The corps established its reputation during the Second War To End All Wars, and played its part well in helping to bring about our present Dark Age that began in 1945.

In 1949, Stirling founded the Capricorn Africa Society, which campaigned to end racial discrimination in Africa, and to initiate multi-racial technocrat rule. The Kikomaasonic South African Communist Party used Stirling's multi-racial elitist model for its 1955 "Congress Alliance", when it took over The Kikomasonic African National Congress of South Africa.

KIKE-SPEAK TRANSLATED

THE KIKE @ THE KIKE'S U.N. : "HITLER BLAH BLAH BLAH"

KIKE Netanyahu UN:

WDYB EXCLUSIVE on OBONGO AT U.N.

Something not right is going on at The United Nations. Ahmedinejad and The Kike Netanyahu and The Puppet Obongo have all given New World Order speeches at The Kike's United Nations this week, and I have not yet been invited.

The American Shite House released a transcript of Obongo's speech, in which he is quoted as having said,

"We were inspired by the Tunisian protests that toppled a dictator, because we recognized our own beliefs in the aspirations of men and women who took to the streets."



I have intercepted the pre-edited, pre-Hollyjewed version, from the live feed, in which Obongo says:

"We were inspired by the Tunisian protests that toppled a dictator, because we recognized our own beliefs in the aspirations of men and women who took to the streets.

"Of course we were also inspired by the dictators who brutally suppressed the people, because we recognized our own fears in the aspirations of those who despise the people and who cling to power by any means necessary.

"According to my teleprompter ... uh .. I mean ... uh ... hey, sweetie, could you rewind this a bit ... yeah .. okay ... here we go ...

"That is what makes America great -- that those in power, and we, their puppets, are free to propagate state dogma that we don't believe, and that is contradicted by our actions; and the bovine, brainwashed masses are so stupid and proud and arrogant that they fall for it every time.

"Oh, what? I wasn't supposed to say that? The scriptwriters were just having a laugh and got carried away? Okay, just delete that part in the studio. It's a three-minute time-delay, right?"

SERAPHIM ROSE: "SIGNS OF THE TIMES"

I usually avoid the people who have fashioned a cult around Seraphim Rose (1934-1982), and I usually avoid discussions and speculations about The Apocalypse of Saint John; but I find Rose's discussion of that book and the world around him interesting.

Fr Rose identified one of the main problems with most so-called experts on Apocalypse:

"How can we know what is the true interpretation and what are the true signs of the times? IF you look about you and go to any religious bookstore, you will see shelves containing many books of commentaries on the Book of Revelation (The Apocalypse), books with interpretations about the coming end of the world. In fact many Christians who are not Orthodox have a very definite feeling that these are the last times, but they all give interpretations based upon their own opinions."

He doesn't mention that most of those commentators are probably even worse than that. I'm sure most of them (and the publishing company executives who decide what goes in print and what gets promoted and distributed) don't even have the excuse of having erroneous beliefs and vain opinions, but are just interested in what they can sell in the market. And many are just published in order to subvert Christian theology and faith.

Therefore, Fr Rose talks about Hal Lindsey (who was a very popular author at the time), in terms of what Lindsey "believes"; without apparently considering that Lindsey and his publishers were just out to subvert Christianity and to profit off the subversion at the same time. Fr Rose says of Lindsey: "It's as though he's just guessing." I'm sure it's more likely that he was just seeing what he could sell, what he could get away with and/or what would stick and then spread through the popular culture (as much of it has over the past decades.

Fr Rose was, as far as I'm aware, not very Kike-wise, and I don't know what he knew about Masonry. His comment on Hitler is what one could expect from someone who was a teen in the immediate aftermath of The Kike's 1945 victory.

Some of his comments, beliefs and attitudes are a bit foolish, but after all, he did live in the worst years for learning about The Kike -- post-WW2, and pre-Internet.

Still this in an interesting take on the world, in the last decade of the Cold War; and is useful to compare with what we know today.

SIGNS OF THE TIMES

By Hieromonk Seraphim Rose


Saint Herman's Women's Conference, Redding, California, Summer, 1980.

[SfaturiOrtodoxe.ro: "This talk, which has never before appeared in print, was transcribed from the tape archives of the St. Herman Brotherhood. Fr. Seraphim gave another talk on the same subject in May of 1981, at the University of California, Santa Cruz. That talk, entitled "Signs of the Coming of the End of the World," is available on cassette tape."]


1. WHY STUDY THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES?

THE SUBJECT of this talk is watching for the signs of the times. First of all, we have to know what it is meant by the phrase "signs of the times." This expression comes straight from the Gospel, from the words of our Saviour in Matthew 16:3. Christ tells the Pharisees and Sadducees who came to Him, "Ye can discern the face of the sky," that is, tell what the weather will be; "but can ye not discern the signs of the times?" In other words, He's telling them that this has nothing to do with science, or with knowing our place in the world, or anything of the sort. It's a religious question. We study the signs of the times in order to be able to recognize Christ.

During the time of Christ, the Pharisees and Sadducees did not study the signs of the times in order to see that Christ had come, that the Son of God was already on earth. There were already signs that they should have recognized. For example, in the book of Daniel in the Old Testament, there is a prophecy concerning the seventy weeks of years, which means that the Messiah was to come about 490 years from the time of Daniel. Those Jews who read their books very carefully knew exactly what this was all about, and at about the time that Christ came they knew that it was time for the messiah.

But this is an outward sign. More importantly, the Pharisees and Sadducees should have been watching for the inward signs. If their hearts had been right with God, and if they had not been merely trying to fulfill the outward commandment of the law, their hearts would have responded and recognized God in the flesh when He came. And many of the Jews did—the apostles, the disciples, and many others.

This same passage in the 16th chapter of St. Matthew speaks further about signs. Our Lord told the Jews, "An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign, and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah." The events of the Old Testament contain prefigurations of events in the New Testament. When Jonah was three days in the belly of the whale, this was a prefiguation of our Lord's being three days in the tomb. And this sign -- the sign of Jonah -- was given to the people of Christ's time.

Our Lord was telling the Pharisees and Sadducees that an evil and adulterous generation seeks for spectacular events, that is, fire coming down from heaven, or the Romans being chased away, angels manifesting themselves and banishing the foreign government of the Romans, and things of that sort. Christ told them this kind of sign would not be given. An evil and adulterous generation seeks after this, but those who are pure of heart seek rather something more spiritual. And the one sign that is given to them is the sign of Jonah. Of course, it is a great thing that a man should be three days in the grave and the rise up, being God.

Thus, from our Savior's words, we know that we are not to watch for spectacular signs, but we are rather to look inwardly for spiritual signs. Also, we are to watch for those things which according to Scripture must come to pass.


2. THE SIGNS GIVEN US BY CHRIST

We Orthodox Christians have already recognized and accepted the signs of Christ's First Coming. The very fact that we're Orthodox Christians means that we've done this. We know what these signs mean: for example, the sign of Jonah, the 490 years of Daniel, and many other things which our Lord fulfilled. Our Orthodox Divine services are filled with Old Testament prophecies which were fulfilled in the coming of Christ. These we all see and recognize—it all seems clear. But now we have to look for different kinds of signs, that is, the signs of the Second Coming of Christ. The whole teaching about the Second Coming of Christ and the signs which will precede it is set forth in several places in the Gospels, especially in the 24th chapter of St. Matthew. St. Mark and St. Luke also have chapters about this.

This chapter of St. Matthew tells of how our Lord departed from the Temple, and how his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the Temple. Of course, in those days the Temple was the center of worship. Every Jew had to come to the Temple at least at Pascha, the Passover, for this alone was where God could be worshipped in the right way.

Our Lord looked at the Temple and told His disciples, "See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you: There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down." To tell a believing Jew at that time that the whole Temple is to be thrown down, that nothing is to be left of it, is like saying it's the end of the world, because the Temple is precisely the place where God is supposed to be worshipped. How are you going to worship God if there's no Temple? So these words of our Savior made the disciples start thinking about the end of the world. They immediately said, "Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?" In other words, they already knew that He was going to come again and that this would be bound up with the end of the world.

Then our Lord gives a whole set of signs which are to come to pass before He comes again. First of all He says, "Take heed that no man lead you astray. For many shall come in My name saying, 'I am Christ'; and shall lead man astray." That is, many false Christs will come. This we've already seen throughout the history of the Church: those who have risen up against the Church, those who have pretended to be God, pretended to be Christ.

Secondly, in the next verse He says, "Ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars. Se that ye be not troubled, for these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet." Of course, from the very beginning of the Christian era there have been wars and rumors of wars, and even more so in our time. "nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquake in diverse places." Again, wars, then famines, earthquakes. And He says, "All these things are the beginning of tribulation."

Then comes the next sign, which is persecutions. "Then shall they deliver you up unto tribulation, and shall kill you, and ye shall be hated of all nations for My name's sake." So, first we have false Christs, then wars, rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes, persecutions—and then a very important sign for our times concerning the growing cold of love: "Because iniquity shall be multiplied, the love of many shall wax cold." This is the most deadly of all the signs, because the sign of Christians, as St. John the Theologian tells us, is that they have love for each other. When this love grows cold, this means that even the Christians are beginning to lose Christianity.

Then another sign, in the next verse of the 24th chapter: "This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a testimony unto all the nation, and then shall the end come." This sign of the Gospel being preached unto all the nations we see about us now. The Gospel itself is produced in hundreds of languages now to almost all the tribes of the earth, and Orthodox Christianity is being preached in almost every country of the world. In Africa there are great missions: in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, the Congo, and spreading out from there.

The a more difficult place: our Lord speaks concerning the abomination of desolation which is spoke of by Daniel the prophet. "When you see the abomination of desolation standing in the holy place (let him that readeth understand)." That is, you're supposed to understand this from something else. This is another sign. It is concerned, of course, with the Temple in Jerusalem and some kind of desecration of it.

Then, in the 21st verse, there is the sign of great tribulation: "Then shall be great tribulation such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall be." That is, it will be the worst and most difficult time of suffering in the whole history of the world. You can read history books and find that there have been many times in the history of the world when there was great suffering. If you read about what happened to the Jews when Jerusalem was taken after the death of Christ, you will find that such suffering as went on then was unparalleled. In other places there has been almost as much suffering. And yet the great tribulation at the very end will be much worse. Of course, it will be worldwide and involve everyone, not just one people, and will be something of a very impressive character. It will be called "such tribulation that the world has never seen."

Just after this time, something even worse begins to come. Verse 29 reads: "Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken." Such an event, of course, has never been before, and this obviously refers to the time just at the end of the world, when the whole of creation prepares to be annihilated in order to be refashioned.

Finally, the next verse: "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven," that is, the sign of the Cross will appear in the sky. "And then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." That is, the very coming of Christ shall be in the heavens with the sign of the Cross—and that is the very end of everything.

After telling all this about the signs of the end, our Lord gives a final command, saying, "Watch, therefore, for you know not on what day your Lord cometh.... Therefore, be also ready, for in an hour that you think not, the Son of Man cometh."

All this is in the 24th chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew. But all this, for anyone not thoroughly acquainted with Scriptures and the writings of Holy Fathers, almost raises more question than it solves. We must understand what is the meaning of all these prophecies. How can we know when they are really being fulfilled? And how can we avoid false interpretations?—because there are many false Christs, false prophets, false prophecies, false interpretations. How can we know what is the true interpretation and what are the true signs of the times? IF you look about you and go to any religious bookstore, you will see shelves containing many books of commentaries on the Book of Revelation (The Apocalypse), books with interpretations about the coming end of the world. In fact many Christians who are not Orthodox have a very definite feeling that these are the last times, but they all give interpretations based upon their own opinions.


3. THE BASIS FOR UNDERSTANDING THE SIGNS

The first thing we must have if we are going to have the true interpretation of the signs of the times is something we can call basic Orthodox knowledge. That is, knowledge of the Holy Scripture, both the Old and New Testaments (and not just according to the way it seems, but according to the way the Church has interpreted it); knowledge of the writings of Holy Fathers; knowledge of Church history; and awareness of the different kind of heresies and errors which have attacked the Church's true understanding of dogma and especially of the last times. If we do not have a grounding in sources such as these, we will find ourselves confused and unprepared. That is precisely what our Lord tells us: to be ready, to be prepared. Unless we have this basic knowledge, we will not be prepared and we will misinterpret the signs of the times.

A few years ago a book was printed in English which has become a fantastic bestseller for a religious book. It has sold over ten million copies in America. It's called The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey, a Protestant Evangelical in Texas. In a rather superficial style he gives his interpretation of the signs of the times. He believes it's the last times we are living in now. He believes that everywhere around us there are being fulfilled these signs which our Lord talked about. If you read this book, you find that sometimes he gets something more or less correct according to our Orthodox understanding, sometimes he is totally off, and sometimes he is partly wrong, partly right. It's as though he's just guessing, because he reads the Scripture according to his own understanding. He has no basic Orthodox Christian knowledge, no background in the true knowledge of the Scriptures and the Holy Fathers. Therefore, if you read this book seriously, you will find that you become very confused. You don't know what to believe any more. He talks, for example, about a millennium which is supposed to come before the end of the world. He talks about the rapture, when Christians are supposedly gathered up into the heavens before the end of the world, and then watch how the people suffer down below. He talks about the building of the Temple in Jerusalem as though this is a good thing, as thought this is preparing for Christ's coming.

If you read such books as this (there are many other books like it; this one happens to be a bestseller because the author caught the imagination of people just at one particular time), and if you take them all as truth, you will find that instead of recognizing Christ—which is the whole reason for our understanding about the signs of the times—you will be accepting Antichrist.

Take, for example, the very question of the Temple in Jerusalem. It is true, according to Orthodox prophecies, that the Temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem. If you look at people like Hal Lindsey, or even the Fundamentalist Carl McIntire, they are also talking about the building of the Temple, but they're talking about it as though we are building it in order for Christ to come back and reign over the world for a thousand years. What they are talking about is the coming of Antichrist. The millennium, according to the Protestant interpretation, as being a special thousand-year reign at the end of the world, is actually the reign of Antichrist. In fact, there have already been people who have arisen and proclaimed their thousand-year kingdom which is going to last until the end of the world. The last one was Adolf Hitler. This is based upon the same kind of chiliastic idea: that is, interpreting the millennium in a worldly sense. The actual thousand years of the Apocalypse is the life in the Church which isnow, that is, the life of Grace; and anyone who lives it sees that, compared to the people outside, it is indeed heaven on earth. But this is not the end. This is our preparation for the true kingdom of God which has no end.

There are many books of basic Orthodox knowledge now available. Those who are seriously concerned about studying the signs of the times should first be very well versed in some of these books, and they should be reading them, seriously studying them, and having them as daily food. The best books to read are not someone's interpretation of Revelation (the Book of Apocalypse), because right now there's not really any Orthodox interpretation of this in English.

The best books are the basic spiritual textbooks. First of all there are basic texts of Orthodox dogmas, the various catechisms. One of the best is the eighth-century work of St. John Damascene, On the Orthodox Faith, which goes through the whole of the catechism. An even earlier one is St. Cyril of Jerusalem's Catechetical Lectures, that is, lectures prepared for people about to be baptized, which goes through the whole Creed and tells what the Church believes. There are many similar books of catechism, both in ancient times and in more modern times. More recently we have the catechisms in Russian of Metropolitan Platon and Metropolitan Philaret, which are a little shorter and simpler.

Then there is a different kind of book: commentaries on Holy Scriptures. There are not too many of these in English, but we do have some of the commentaries of St. John Chrysostom. This area is a little bit weak in English, because there are many good books in Russian which are not in English yet, including more recent books of commentaries on the Scriptures, even on the Apocalypse. Archbishop Averky's books are very good, but they're just being put into English now. God willing, before too long, they will be out.

Then, besides these two kinds of books—basic catechism and commentaries on Scripture—there are all the books on Orthodox spiritual life. These include the Lausiac History (which tells about how the monks lived in Egypt, and how they fought spiritually), the Dialogues of St. Gregory of Rome, the Lives of Saints, The Ladder of St. John, the Homilies of St. Macarius the Great, the books of St. John Cassian, the Philokalia, Unseen Warfare and St. John of Kronstadt's My Life in Christ. These books deal with basic Orthodox spiritual life, spiritual struggle, how to discern the wiles of the demons, how not to fall into deception. All of them give a basic foundation by which to understand the signs of the times.

Then there are the works of more recent writers who are in the same patristic spirit as the ancient Holy Fathers. The main examples are the two great writers of 19th-century Russia, Bishop Theophan the Recluse and Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov, whose works are now coming out gradually in English. Bishop Ignatius' book The Arena and various articles by Bishop Theophan are in English. These two writers are very important because they transmit the patristic teaching down to our times. They have already explained many questions which arise concerning how to understand the Holy Fathers. For example, the new Orthodox Word has a whole text of Bishop Ignatius on the toll-houses which the soul meets after death. Sometimes, in reading the Holy Fathers, one has questions on such subjects and doesn't quite know how to understand what the ancient Fathers say, and these more recent Father explain these texts.

There are the histories of the Church, which tell of God's revelation to men and how God acts with regard to men. It is very instructive to read the stories of the Old Testament, because exactly the same things repeat themselves in the New Testament. Then one should read, along with he New Testament, the histories of the New Testament Church. For example, there's a pocketbook of Eusebius' History of the Church, which traces the history of the Church down through the first three centuries, written from an Orthodox Christian point of view. It's very important to see what early Church writers saw was important in the history of the Church: the martyrs, the apostles, and so forth.

So all these different kinds of writings help to prepare us with basic Christian knowledge, that is, catechisms, commentaries on Scripture, books on spiritual life, more recent patristic books in this same spirit, and histories of the Church. Before we do too much reading about what specifically the signs of the times mean, we should have a basic background in all of these categories of books. All of them prepare one to understand something about the signs of the times. Once one has begun to prepare oneself like this, it is not merely a matter of adding knowledge up in one's head and being able to repeat by heart certain phrases, to have exactly the right interpretation of a Bible verse, or anything of the sort.


4. SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT

The most important thing that one acquires through reading such basic Orthodox literature as this is a virtue which is called discernment. When we come to two phenomena which seem to be exactly alike or very similar to each other, the virtue of discernment allows us to see which of them is true and which is false: that is, which has the spirit of Christ and which might have the spirit of Antichrist.

The very nature of Antichrist, who is to be the last great world ruler and the last great opponent of Christ, is to be antiChrist -- and "anti" means not merely "against," but also "in imitation of, in place of." The Antichrist, as all the Holy Fathers say in their writings about him, is to be someone who imitates Christ, that is, tires to fool people by looking as though he is Christ come back to earth. Therefore, if one has a very vague notion of Christianity or reads the Scriptures purely from one's own opinions (and one's opinions come from the air, and the air is not Christian now, but anti-Christian), then one will come to very anti-Christian conclusions. Seeing the figure of Antichrist, one will be fooled into thinking that it is Christ.

We can give a few examples of how the virtue of discernment can help us to understand some fairly complicated phenomena. One such phenomenon is the charismatic movement. There is a Greek priest, Fr. Eusebius Stephanou in Indiana, who is spreading this movement in the Orthodox Church. He has a rather large number of followers and sympathizers. He's even been to Greece and is going again soon, and there too people are sometimes quite overwhelmed by him.

One can see that part of the reason for his success is that he comes from an Orthodox church atmosphere in which people, being born Orthodox, go to Orthodox church, receive sacraments, and take the whole thing for granted. Since it becomes with them a matter of habit, they do not understand that the whole meaning of the Church is to have Christ in the heart, but that one can go through the whole of Orthodox Church life without having one's heart awakened. In that case, one is just like the pagans. In fact, one is more responsible than the pagans. The pagans have never heard of Christ, while the person who is Orthodox and does not know what spiritual life is simply has not yet awakened to Christ.

This is the kind of atmosphere from which Fr. Eusebius comes. Seeing that this is a spiritual deadness—and it's quite true that much of what is in the Orthodox Church is spiritually dead—he wants to make it come to life. But the trouble is that he himself belongs to the same spirit. In fact, you very seldom see that he reads the basic Orthodox books. He picks one or two that seem to agree with his point of view, but he does not have a thorough grounding in the Orthodox sources. He doe snot think that they are the most important things to be reading.

If you look deeply at what he and other people in the charismatic movement are saying—and our book The Religion of the Future goes into detail on this subject—you see that what they call a spiritual revival and a spiritual life is actually what more recent Fathers like Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov carefully described asdeception, that is, a kind of fever of the blood which makes it look as though one is being spiritual when actually one is not even grasping spiritual reality at all. In fact, it's as different from true Christian life, which is reflected in these very basic Orthodox books, as heaven is from earth.

Quite apart from the details of how they pray and what kind of phenomena manifest themselves at their services, you can see that the very basic idea which Fr. Eusebius and these charismatics have is a false idea. Yesterday we received an issue of Fr. Eusebius' magazine, Logos. There he talks about the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the last times preparing for the coming of Christ. All Christians are supposed to be renewed, to receive the Holy Spirit, to be speaking in tongues. This prepares for the coming of Christ, and there will be a great spiritual outpouring before Christ comes.

If you read the Scriptures carefully, without putting your prejudices into them, even without the patristic commentaries you will see that nowhere is anything said about a great spiritual outpouring at the end of the world. Christ Himself says the contrary. First he gives His teaching concerning how we should pray and have faith and not be faint. He presents the example of the woman who goes to the judge and keeps begging him to intercede in her case, and He tells us that this is how we should continue to pray and pray and pray until God hears us and gives to us. This is a very solid example about praying. Then He says, "Nevertheless" (that is, despite the fact that I've given you this teaching and this is the way to pray), "nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" In other words, despite the fact you've been given all this, there will be practically no one left who is a Christian at the end of the world. "Will He find faith on the earth?" means He will find almost no one left. There will not be flocks of people who are praying and inspired with the Holy Spirit at the end of time. All Holy Fathers who speak about this subject speak about the great terrible times at the end, and say that those who are true Christians will be hidden away and will not even be visible to the world. Those who are visible to the world will not be the true Christians.

Today there are tremendous charismatic revivals at Notre Dame University, and in Jerusalem there is every year now a charismatic conference on the Holy Spirit. Sixty, seventy thousand people come together and pray and raise up their hands, and they all speak in tongues. It looks as though the time of the Apostles has come back, but if you look at what goes on there, you see it's not the right spirit; it's a different spirit.

Therefore, when Fr. Eusebius speaks about St. Symeon the New Theologian, and about how you must know Who the Holy Spirit is and receive Him consciously, this is fine, this is good teaching—but if you have the wrong spirit, that teaching does not apply. And this is not the right spirit. There are many signs evident that it is a different spirit and not the Spirit of God.

Here is one case where, if you have discernment from basic Christian knowledge, you can look at a phenomenon which claims to be apostolic and just like the times of the early Church preparing for Christ's Second Coming, and if you look closely you can see it is not the same thing. In fact, if anything, it's just like those who want to build the Temple for Christ. They're building for Antichrist; it's totally the opposite.

Again, you can see how discernment enables us to evaluate other phenomena which may not be identical with Orthodox phenomenon, but are new things. When you first look at them, you wonder what they are all about. This is characteristic of intellectual fashions: something gets into the air, everybody grabs it because the times are ripe for it, and then everybody begins to talk about it and it becomes the fashion of the times. Nobody quite knows how; it's just that everybody was ready for it, and all of a sudden somebody mentioned it and it began to circulate everywhere.


5. THE DISTORTION OF CHRISTIAN EQUALITY

We have one particular idea right now that's taking possession of people: the so-called idea of women's liberation. This takes the form of women priestesses in the Anglican Church, and also in the Catholic Church, which is preparing for it now.

Of course, if you look at this seriously, sit down and think about it, and you read what St. Paul says about women and so forth, you have no problems. It's all very clear that this is some kind of crazy new idea. But it is also very interesting to look at this more deeply and see where it comes from—why is there such an idea, what is it, what's behind it? -- because if you understand the strategy of the devil, you're a little better equipped to fight against it.

This particular idea of women's liberation can be traced back at least two hundred years. Of course, you can go back even before that, but its present from goes back at least two hundred years, to the forerunners of Karl Marx, the early Socialists. These Socialists were talking about a great new utopian age which is going to come when all the distinctions of class and race and religion and so forth are abolished. There will be a great new society, they said, when everybody is equal. This idea, of course, was based originally upon Christianity, but it distorted Christianity, and amounted to its opposite.

There was a particular philosopher in China in the late nineteenth century who brought this philosophy to its logical conclusion, as far as it could go. His name is K'ang Yu-Wei (1858-1927). He's not particularly interesting except as he incarnates this philosophy of the age, this spirit of the times. He was actually one of the forerunners of Mao Tse-Tung and the takeover of China by the communists. He based his ideas not only on distorted Christianity, which he took from the liberals and Protestants in the West, but also on Buddhist ideas. He came up with the idea of a utopia which was to come into being, I think, in the 21st century according to his prophecies. In this utopia, all ranks of society, all religious differences, and all other kinds of differences which affect social intercourse will be abolished. Everyone will sleep in dormitories and eat in common halls. And then with his Buddhist ideas he began to go beyond this. He said that all distinctions between the sexes would be abolished. Once mankind is united, there's not reason to halt there—this movement must go on further. There must be an abolition between man and animals. Animals also will come into this kingdom, and once you have animals… The Buddhists are also very respectful to vegetables and plants; therefore, the whole vegetable kingdom has to come into this paradise, and in the end the inanimate world, also. So, at the very end of t he world, where will be an absolute utopia of all kinds of beings who have somehow become intermingled with each other, and everybody's absolutely equal.

Of course, you read about this and you say the man must be crazy. But if you look deeply, you see that this is coming from a deep desire to have some kind of happiness on earth. No pagan philosophy, however, gives happiness; no man-made philosophy gives happiness. Only Christianity gives hope for a kingdom which is not of this world. The idea to have a perfect kingdom comes from Christianity, but since the early Socialists did not believe in the other world or in God, they dreamed of making this kingdom in this world. That is what communism is all about.

We see what happens, of course, when this idea is put into practice. You have the experiment of the French Revolution, which had apparently good ideas—liberty, equality, fraternity—or the Bolshevik Revolution, or in more recent times the various other communist revolutions. Last of all you have Cambodia, a poor little country which for three years suffered absolute communism and found that at least one-fourth of its population was exterminated because it didn't fit. Everyone who had more than a high-school education had to be eliminated, everyone who thought for himself, and so forth. Now the regime has been overthrown by people who are a little less ruthless, but there's nothing much to cheer about.

This shows that once you try to put these ideas into operation, you get, not paradise on earth, but more like hell on earth. In fact, the whole experiment in Russia for the last sixty years has been a proof of this, that there is no paradise on earth, except in the Church of Christ, with sufferings.

Our Lord prophesied that already in this life we would receive back a hundredfold what we give, but it must be with persecutions and sufferings. Those who wish to have this happiness on earth without suffering and persecutions, and without even believing in God, make hell on earth.


6. "CHRISTIAN" INTEREST IN UFO'S

A second example of a new phenomenon, which at first sight one doesn't know what to make of, is the now very common phenomenon of UFOs, flying saucers.

There is a particular Protestant evangelist, the above-mentioned Carl McIntire, who is extremely strict and righteous and very Bible-believing. He has a radio program, the Twentieth-Century Reformation, and a newspaper. He is absolutely upright—you have to separate from all people who are in apostasy—and his ideas are very nice. He's anti-communist. He calls Billy Graham an apostate, together with everyone who deviates from the strict line of what he thinks is right. From this point of view he's very strict, and yet you see the strangest things i his philosophy. For example, he's building himself the Temple of Jerusalem, in Florida. He has a model of the Temple, and he wants to build it so as to make it compete with Disneyworld. People will come and pay to see the great Temple which is soon going to be built for Christ to come to earth. This is supposed to provide a good opportunity to witness Christianity.

He goes in for the flying saucers, also. In every issue of his newspaper there's a little column called "UFO Column," and there they talk, to one's great astonishment, about all the wonderful, positive things which these flying saucers are doing. The give conferences and make movies about them.

Just recently there have been several Protestant books about UFOs, showing quite clearly that they're demons. The person who writes the column in this newspaper got upset about this, and said that some people say that these beings are demons, but we can prove they aren't. He says that maybe a couple of them are demons, but most of them aren't. He cites a recent case in which some family in the Midwest saw a flying saucer. The flying saucer came down, landed, and the family saw inside little men—they're usually four and half feet tall or so—and they sang "Hallelujah." They stopped and looked and then they flew away; I guess they didn't talk to them any more. And that set the family to thinking; they began to think "Hallelujah"; they began to think about Christianity; they looked in their Bibles, and they finally ended up going to a Fundamentalist church and being converted to Christianity. Therefore, he says, these beings must be some kind of people who are helping God's plan to make the world Christian because they said "Hallelujah."

Of course, if you read Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov, you will know about all the deceptions which the demons perpetrate: the demons "pray" for you, the demons make miracles, they produce the most wonderful phenomena, they bring people to church, they do anything you want, as long as they keep you in this deception. And when the time comes, they will suddenly pull their tricks on you. So these people, who have been converted to some kind of Christianity by these so-called outer-space beings, are waiting for the next time they will come; and the next time their message may have to do with Christ coming to earth again soon, or something of the sort. It's obvious that this is all the work of demons. That is, where it's real. Sometimes it's just imagination, but when it's real this kind of thing obviously comes form demons.

This is very elementary. If you read any text of the early Fathers, any of the early Lives of Saints or theLausiac History, you find many cases where beings suddenly appear. Nowadays they appear in spaceships because that's how the demons have adapted themselves to the people of the times; but if you understand how spiritual deception works and what kind of wiles the devil has, then you have no problems in understanding what's going on with these flying saucers. And yet this person who writes the UFO column is an absolutely strict Fundamentalist Christian. He is looking, actually for new revelations to come from beings from outer space.


7. WHY WE MUST HAVE AN ORTHODOX WORLD-VIEW

So, to repeat the first point: we watch the signs of the times in order to recognize Christ when He comes, because there have been many false Christs, many more false Christs will come, and at the very end of the world there will finally come one who is called Antichrist. The Antichrist will unite all those who are deceived into thinking he is Christ, and this will include all those whose interpretation of Christianity has gone off. Often you can look at some people who confess Christianity, and it seems that many of their ideas are correct—they go according to the Bible. Then you look here and there, and you see that here's a mistake, there's a mistake.

Just recently Fr. Dimitry Dudko, in the little newspaper he puts out, said there came t him someone who claimed to be Christian. As he began to talk to him, he began to feel that this person wasn't Orthodox, and he said, "What confession are you?" "Oh, that's not important. We're all Christians. The only important thing is that we be Christians." He said, "Well, no, no, we have to be more precise than than that. For example, if you're a Baptist and I'm an Orthodox, I believe that we have the Lord's Body and Blood, and you don't." We must be precise because there are many differences. It's good to have the attitude: I have respect for you, and I won't interfere with your faith, but nonetheless there's a true way of believing and there are ways which go away from the truth. I must be according to the truth.

In the same way we can see that many people who ae not Orthodox have many good things about them, and then they go off in some respect. In the end it's up to God to judge, not to us. But we can see what will happen if all these little ways people go off now are projected into the last times, if people still believe that way when the last times come. These mistakes cause people, when they see Antichrist, to think that he is Christ. There are very many sects now which believe that Christ is coming to rule for a thousand years form the Temple in Jerusalem. Therefore, when the Jews start building the Temple, these sects will only rejoice because, to them, this is the sign of Christ's coming. On the contrary, we know that this isn't he sign of the Antichrist coming, because Christ will no more come ot the Temple. The Temple has been destroyed. Christ comes only at the end of the world to begin the eternal kingdom of heaven. The only one who will come to the Temple is Antichrist.

So, this is why the correct Orthodox Christian understanding and preparation based upon this understanding are absolutely necessary. The closer we get to the very last times, the more indispensable this understanding and preparation are.


8. A LOOK AT SPECIFIC SIGNS

Now let us look for just a moment at some of the signs in our times that the Second Coming of Christ, preceded by the coming of Antichrist, is close. Concerning the prophecies set forth in the 24th chapter of St. Matthew—first of all, the false christs who will come, then the wars, famines, earthquakes, persecutions—it is difficult to judge, because all these things have been happening for almost two thousand years now. It's true that they are now an a bigger scale than ever before, but it is also true that they can be much worse yet. These signs are the beginning of signs, and are not yet so severe that we can say we are right in the very last days.

One sign, however , is very interesting and very indicative of our times, that that is that Christ is now depicted on the stage. In previous times it was never allowed that Christ should be depicted on the stage, because an actor gives his own human interpretation, and Christ is God. In Orthodoxy there is perhaps no particular canon about this, but the whole Orthodox Christian outlook is against it; and nay Protestant or Catholic until t he last few years would have been horrified at the idea of some actor playing the part of Christ. Now this has become common, and not only in religious contexts, but in contexts which are far from religious. Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar,and so forth: all these are actually blasphemous parodies which present Christ in secular form for people to see.

This is very symptomatic of our times because it presents even to unbelieving people an image of Christ so that when Antichrist comes they will say, "Aha, I saw on the stage something like that. Yes, that must be it."


9. THE GROWING COLD OF LOVE

Another very symptomatic sign of our times is the next one mentioned in this chapter of Matthew: that the love of many grows cold. This seems to be a definite characteristic of our times, to a quite greater degree than at any time in past history. One can see this in what can be called nihilism. People commit crimes for no particular reason, not for gain but just for a thrill because they do not have God inside them. In all kinds of places now, one can see the lack of normal human relationships in families, which produces cold people. It is this kind of people who, in a totalitarian society, are used as slave drives, working in the concentration camps and so forth.

Recently we had the tragedy in Jonestown, which was composed of American citizens. The people there were idealists who devoted themselves utterly to a cause. Although it's come out now that it was actually a communist commune, still the people were supposed to be Christians. The leader was a minister of the so-called Church of Christ, one of the mainline denominations. And yet these people, supposedly having some awareness of God and Christianity, coldly killed each other. Those who drank and administered the poison to their children did so with calm faces. There's no problem: that's just your duty, that's what you're told to do. This kind of coldness is what Christ is talking about. Any kind of normal human warmth has been abolished because Christ has gone out of the heart; God is gone. This is a frightful sign of our times. In fact, they very thing that happened in Jonestown is a warning because it looks as though much worse things are going to come. This is satan's work, quite obviously.

Just a year or two before that occurred, we heard of what happened in Cambodia. A small party of men—some ten or twenty altogether—took a whole country in their hands and killed off at least two million people quite ruthlessly, based on some abstract ideas. We're going to get back to the country, they said; therefore, everybody is to leave the cities. If you can't leave the city, you die. People in the hospitals had to go from their operating tables, and if they couldn't go, they died—they were shot and left in a ditch. Corpses were piled up in the cities—it was frightful.

This was the same kind of thing as what occurred in Jonestown: coldness based upon the idea—which looks idealistic—of brining communism to earth. It turns out that Dostoyevsky was right. In his book The Possessed, written in the 1870s, there was a Russian character named Shigalov, a theoretician, who had an absolute theory of how communism could come to earth. He believed that the ideal state upon earth will be true communism. Unfortunately, he said, in order to make sixty million people happy, you have to kill a hundred million people. But those sixty million people will be happier than anyone else has ever been happy, and the hundred million people will be like fertilizer for the future world paradise. It so happens that in Russia there have been exactly a hundred million people missing since 1917, of which at least sixty million were killed by the Soviets themselves.

So this sign is very, very present in our times: that love grows cold. This occurs among Christians also, not just in the world at large.

Then another sign, which in our times has reached greater dimensions than every before, is that the Gospel is being preached in the whole world. This, of course, is true in that the very text of the Gospel is being spread in almost all the languages which are spoken on the earth now—at least a thousand languages, I think. Moreover, the Orthodox Gospel is being preached all over Africa now. We send our magazines to Uganda and Kenya, and receive letters back -- very touching letters from young African boys who are converts to Orthodoxy. They have the utmost respect for their bishop; they go to seminary. It's obvious that a very Orthodox feeling is being given to these people in Africa. They are very simple people. Orthodoxy does not have to be complicated if there are very simple people to preach the Gospel to. It's only when others come in to challenge it and to say that the Scripture means something else, trying to give over-literal interpretation which mean doing away with priests and bishops, etc., that the people begin to get mixed up. If they're preached the Orthodox Gospel, simple people respond now in the same way that they've always responded in the past. The problem is, rather, with complicated people.


10. THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM

Then there is the sign of the abomination of desolation and all that relates to the Temple in Jerusalem. For the first time in history, this has now become a possibility. The rebuilding of the Temple was tried only once before, in the fourth century. Knowing about this is a very good example of how reading Church history enlightens one. We can find several sources about it from the fourth century: St. Cyril mentions it, as do several of the Church historians at that time. Julian the Apostate, because he had such a passion to overthrow Christianity, decided that, since Christ had prophesied that not one stone of the Temple would be left on the other, if he rebuilt the Temple, he would prove that Christ was an impostor, and therefore paganism could be restored. So he deliberately invited the Jews back to Jerusalem, and they began building the Temple with the blessing of Julian the Apostate. They would build a little in the daytime, and the next morning they would come and all the stones would be on the ground. They tried again and balls of fire began to come out of the earth. All the historians agree on this. In fact, modern rationalist historians, because they see that they cannot deny the texts and that something did actually happen, begin to say things like, "They must have struck oil," or "There were underground gas flues." It was obviously a miracle of God to keep the Temple from being built, because it was not the time—the Temple is to be built only at the very end of the world. Anyway, they finally failed in their attempt and gave up the operation. Of the few stones that remained, not one was left on the other. So the prophecy was fulfilled in the time of Julian the Apostate.

But now, since 1967, the site where the Temple was before is now in the hands of the Jews. Therefore for the first time, it becomes quite possible that the Temple could be built. The only thing interfering is the great mosque which the Moslems have there. If that's destroyed, there will probably be a war.

Only since 1948 has there been a separate state of Jews in the Holy Land. It is to the unbelieving Jews that the Antichrist will come. He will come first to the Jews and then to the whole world through the Jews; and only as this is happening will the faithful remnant of Jews finally be converted to Christianity in the very last times.

So this sign of the Temple is a very big one. When we see the Temple being built, then we know that the time is at hand, because that is definitely one of the signs of the very end. So far, of course, it's not being built, but there are all kinds of rumors that plans have been laid, that stones are being gathered, etc. It's obvious that the Jews are thinking about it.


11. OTHER SIGNS

Another sign is the fact that when Antichrist comes he is to be the ruler of the world, and only in our times has it been a practical reality that one man can rule the entire world. all world empires up until now have been only over part of the earth, and before modern communications it was impossible for one man to rule the entire world.

Furthermore, with increased communications, with atomic bombs and more advanced weapons, the possibility of a worldwide tribulation now becomes much greater than ever before. It's obvious that the next war will be the most destructive in the history of mankind, and probably will cause, in its first few days, more damage than all the wars in history. Besides atomic weapons, there are various bacteriological weapons for spreading plagues among people, poisonous gases and all kinds of fantastic things which in an all-out war could come into play.

Also, the fact that all the peoples of the world are bound up more with each other means that when some great catastrophe comes to one country—a depression, or something of the sort—then all the rest of the world will be affected. This we already saw in the 1930s when there was a Great Depression in America and it spread to the rest of Europe. In the future it's obvious that something much worse can occur. If one country begins to starve, or if the crops fail one year in Canada, Australia, America and Russia—all those four great countries which supply what—just imagine how the whole world is going to suffer.


12. A WARNING TO THOSE ATTRACTED TO GLOOM AND DOOM

All these signs of the times are very negative. They are signs that they world is collapsing, that the end of the world is at hand and that the Antichrist is about to come. It's very easy to look at all these negative signs of the times and get into such a mood that we look only for negative things. In fact, one can develop a whole personality—a negative kind of personality—based on this. Whenever some new news item comes in, one says, "Aha, yes of course, that's the way it is, and it's going to get worse." The next one comes in and one says, "Yes, yes, it's obvious that's what's going to happen, and now it's going to be worse than that." Everything one looks at is seen merely as a negative fulfillment of the horrible times.

It's true that we have to be aware of these things and not be unduly optimistic about contemporary events, because the news in our times is seldom good. At the same time, however, we have to keep in mind the whole purpose of our watching the signs of the times. We watch the signs of the times not just so we can see about when Antichrist is going to come. That's rather a secondary thing. We watch the signs of the times so we can know when Christ is going to come. That is a very fundamental thing we have to keep in mind so we do not get overwhelmed by gloom, depression, or stay to ourselves, storing up food for the great calamity. That's not a very wise thing. We have to be, rather, all the more Christian, that is, thinking about other people, trying to help others. If we ourselves are cold and gloomy and pessimistic, we are participating in this coldness which is a sign of the end. We have to ourselves be warm and helping each other out. That's the sign of Christianity.

If you look at history (in fact, this is another good reason for reading Church history), you see that throughout the whole history of mankind, throughout the Old Testament, the New Testament and all the Christian kingdoms afterwards—and if you look at the pagan world, the same story—there's a continual time of sufferings. Where Christians are involved there are trials and persecutions, and through all of these Christians have attained the kingdom of heaven.

Therefore, when the time of the persecutions come, we are supposed to rejoice. There was a good little incident related in Fr. Dimitry Dudko's little newspaper. A woman in Russia was put in a psychiatric clinic for making the sign of the Cross in the wrong place or for wearing a cross, or something like that. Fr. Dimitry and his spiritual children traveled to Moscow, went tot he clinic, made an appointment and talked to the doctor, and they finally persuaded him that she shouldn't be there. Fr. Dimitry says, "They're actually afraid of us, because when you press them about it, they say they haven't really got any law by which they can keep her there." So finally they agreed to let her go, after she had been there for a week. When she was there they gave her various drugs and "inoculations," trying to break her down and get rid of her religion. When she came out she was a little shaken up. She sat down on a bench someplace outside the clinic and began to talk. "You know," she said, "when I was there and they were treating me so awful, I felt calm because I felt there was Someone there protecting me; but as soon as I got out here, all of a sudden I'm afraid. Now I'm all upset and scared that they are going to come after me again, that the secret police are looking right around the corner." It's obvious why this is so. When you're in conditions of persecution, Christ is with you because you're suffering for Him. And when you're outside, then there's the uncertainty of whether you might not get back into that condition. You begin to go back to your own human understanding. When you're there you have nothing else to rely on, so you have to have Christ. If you haven't got Christ, you have nothing. When you're outside, you begin to calculate and to trust yourself, and then you lose Christ.



See the difference between The Kike's USSR and the "Free West" today? -- "They're actually afraid of us, because when you press them about it, they say they haven't really got any law by which they can keep her there." -- In "The Free World" now, they do have The Rule of Law. If a Congress or Parliament of Whores, or a puppet signing an Executive Decision, or a black-robed pharisee with a gavel hasn't yet decreed The Law, then, as a backup, for expedience, they can always do things without The Law, until they get the law they "need"; and if you object, they have surely some pilpul law somewhere to deal with you. They have many, many, many laws. Ask Ernst Zündel or Sylvia Stolz about it. Oh, no, better not. If they told you all about it they'd end up back in prison.

GLORY GLORY MAN

Typical Man United Fan



Manchester United's Sir Alex brands John Terry as lucky for escaping FA's racism charge with four-match ban

By Dean Wilkins, Mancunian Matters, September 28, 2012

John Terry should consider himself lucky after only being given a four-match ban [and a £220,000 fine -- about a week's pay], claimed Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The 31-year-old centreback was slapped with the suspension after the FA found him guilty of using racist language against QPR’s Anton Ferdinand in October 2011.

And although the Chelsea and former England captain will be able to appeal the decision once he is given a written report of the trial, Ferguson believes he should be careful about his next steps after seeing Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez end their differences on Sunday.

"There is a danger of it resurrecting itself because it has been going on so long," said the Scot.

"But the fact he got a four-game ban, he may consider that is quite lenient considering Luis Suarez got eight.

"It is time to move on and so should the game."

Terry announced his retirement from international football before his hearing began on Monday, claiming he could not continue after the FA’s decision to continue the investigation into the events at Loftus Road last year.



BBC Sport, 2012.09.27:

"A spokesman for Terry said the player was "disappointed" the FA had reached a "different conclusion" to the "not guilty verdict of a court of law". In July, the ex-England skipper, 31, was cleared by Westminster Magistrates' Court of racially abusing Ferdinand."

KIKES & NIGGER: "WAKE THE FUCK UP!"

THE KIKE & ITS NIGGER ORDER WHITEY: "WAKE THE FUCK UP!"


  • Paid for by The Jewish Council for Education and Research
  • Produced by Kike Jesse Schiller
  • Written by Kike Adam Mansbach (Author of the children's book, Go the Fuck to Sleep; which was recorded as an audio-book by Professional Angry Nigger Samuel L. Jackson.)
  • Directed by Kike Boaz Yakin & Queer Kitao Sakurai (Director of music videos promoted on The Kike's MTV, MTV2, VH1 and BET TalmudVision networks; and of Aardvark, a movie about avenging a murdered Black man. He performed in Kike Larry Weiner's porn movie, WATER IN MILK EXISTS. -- "In May of 2008 Lawrence Weiner teamed up with cinematographer Kiki Allgeier to realize WATER IN MILK EXISTS, a fresh skin flick that challenges both artistic and pornographic conventions. The film contains quotations from the artist’s children books, austere dialogues on string theory, animations, as well as a lot of carnal action.")


This is what happens if you don't Name The Kike: Most people think Samuel L. Jackson, the dumb, perpetually angry Nigger who plays the home invader in the video -- the Nigger who is terrorizing the typically servile, pathetic White American family -- is speaking his own words, when in fact he is just another whore for The Kike.

WAKE THE FUCK UP!

[Nigger Narrator:]

In the silvery moonlight
That bathes every town,
People lie dreaming
So safe and so sound.

They're warm in their beds,
Snuggled up in their sheets,
But four years before
They were out in the streets.

Now it's as if they don't know
What's at stake.
All except one girl,
Wide-eyed and awake.

Little Susie is too worried to sleep.
She can't figure out why her family's so passive.
It's like they don't know that Romney and his Veep
Will re-make the country in ways that are drastic.

She read his platform,
And it scared her to death.
She's got to do something
While there's still time left.

[Little Susie:]

"I was little the last time,
But I still remember.
My whole family
Was out working together.
We canvassed and phone-banked
With passion and pluck.
It matters more this time,
But their eyes are shut.

"Mom, Dad,
The election's coming up soon."

[Little Susie's parents, watching Kike TalmudVision in a brainwashed state:]

"We're tired right now, hon.
Go back to your room."

[A Nigger suddenly appears in the family's dining room. Little Susie's parents sit up in shock, and accept the presence of this strange Nigger. The Nigger starts to threaten the White family:]

"Sorry my friend,
But there's no time to snore.
An out-of-touch millionaire
Has just declared war
On schools, the environment,
Unions, fair pay.
We're all on our way
If Romney has his way.
And he's against safety nets.
If you fall: tough luck.
So I strongly suggest
That you wake the fuck up!"

[Little Susie:]

"In '08 my brother
Was on the front lines,
But now he says
He just cannot find the time."

[Little Susie upbraiding her older brother:]

"This election is about our whole future.
It's like you don't even care, man!"

[Little Susie's brother:]

"What?"

[Little Susie:]

"You believe in civil rights.
Well, Mitt Romney's no fan.
He's okay with voter suppression [requiring voters to prove their identity before they can vote] !
Wants 'gay marriage' banned!
He stood against The Dream Act [giving citizenship to illegal immigrants] !
And he isn't worried about the poor!
If we don't do something right now,
This is who we're asking for!"

[Little Susie's brother:]

"I hate to break it to you, Sis,
But all politicians are the same."

[The ugly, violent Nigger assaults the boy:]

"They're all the same!?
Big brother, please!
Obama sent SEALS to Bin Laden's place;
Romney sent jobs overseas.
How about that student loan overhaul?
It's going to save you thousands of bucks.
Mitt will cut that shit in a second.
My dude, wake the fuck up!"

[Little Susie's older sister, in bed with a brown-skinned girl, surfing the Internet:]

"Oh my god!
It's [Kike] Facebook official!."

[Susie, grabbing the computer:]

"Let me look at it."

[Little Susie's Sister:]

"Hey! What are you doing!?"

[The Nigger appears in the bedroom, and Little Susie rushes into his embrace. Her older sister is about to take her computer back, but stops suddenly, with a look of terror upon her face, when she sees the Nigger in her room, with his arm around Little Susie.]

[The Nigger:]

"Before the last election
You girls held bake sales for Obama."

[Little Susie's Sister backs away from the Nigger.]

[Little Susie:]

"With Mitt in office, get ready for drama.
A vote for Romney is a vote to let Planned Parenthood [a baby-killing organization] get cut!"

[The older sister and her slut friend look at each other in fear, worried that they won't be able to kill any children conceived as a result of their whoring around.]

[The Nigger home-invader commands the teenage girls:]

"Listen to your little sister.
Wake the fuck up!"

[Little Susie:]

"I know you're Facebooking,
But wow!"

[The Nigger, through a cheerleaders' megaphone:]

"Stop bullshittin'!
Get out there and start selling some cakes and cookies NOW!"

[Little Susie's grandparents are about to engage in sex. Little Susie knocks on their door, and shouts:]

"Granma, Granpa, can we talk?"

[Grandma:]

"Not now, sweetie!
Can't it wait
!?

[The Nigger appears in their bedroom, between the two old people, and yells at Granma:]

"HELL NO IT CAN'T WAIT!
Your lives will be affected!
Romney and Ryan
Will gut Medicare if they're elected!

"Ask the fact-checkers --
Those two are fact-duckers."

[Granma:]

"What do you want us to do?"

[The Nigger:]

"SAY 'HELL NO' MOTHERFUCKERS!"

[Nigger Narrator:]

"We've come a long way,
But there's still more to do;
And we need you all back in the fight
'Til it's through."
Of course you're so busy,
And finding time is rough;
But ... you can sleep when you're dead.
Right now..."

[Little Susie:]

"WAKE THE FUCK UP!"

[Paid for by The Jewish Council for Education and Research www.jcer.info]

http://www.wtfu2012.com/





THE KIKE & ITS NIGGER COMMAND WHITEY: "WAKE THE FUCK UP!"

The Kike's Nigger Jackson might just as well have yelled,

"VOTE FOR OBAMA YOU MOTHERFUCKERS OR A NIGGER WILL RAPE YOU! WHAT THE FUCK, A NIGGER WILL RAPE TORTURE ROB AND MURDER YOU ANYWAY MOTHERFUCKERS!"



Nigger whore S.L. Jackson has said that the main reason he voted for Obongo is because they are both Niggers. Perhaps White Americans should apply the same criteria in all elections, while they are still enough of a majority that such a strategy could count for something. Of course they won't, and they will one day be a minority in The United State -- the only minority that it will be legal, and common, and kosher to discriminate against. Sic fiat America.

"Corpora lente augescent cito extinguuntur."

LUNATIC

KIKE Netanyahu with Cartoon Bomb at UN, 2012.09.27

KIKE Netanyahu Illustrates Bomb at UN 2012.09.27

"In every lineament and line, he was completely asinine."



IRON & WINE

IRON & WINE
SAM BEAN


CINDER & SMOKE


Give me your hand
The dog in the garden row is covered in mud
And dragging your mother’s clothes
Cinder and smoke
The snake in the basement
Found the juniper shade
The farmhouse is burning down

Give me your hand
And take what you will tonight, I'll give it as fast
And high as the flame will rise
Cinder and smoke
Some whispers around the trees
The juniper bends
As if you were listening

Give me your hand
Your mother is drunk as all the firemen shake
A photo from father’s arms
Cinder and smoke
You’ll ask me to pray for rain
With ash in your mouth
You’ll ask it to burn again



BIRD STEALING BREAD


tell me, baby, tell me
are you still on the stoop
watching the windows close?
i've not seen you lately
on the street by the beach
or places we used to go

i've a picture of you
on our favorite day
by the seaside
there's a bird stealing bread
that i brought
out from under my nose

tell me, baby, tell me
does his company make
light of a rainy day?
how i've missed you lately
and the way we would speak
and all that we wouldn't say

do his hands in your hair
feel a lot like a thing
you believe in
or a bit like a bird
stealing bread out from under your nose?

tell me, baby, tell me
do you carry the words
around like a key or change?
i've been thinking lately
of a night on the stoop
and all that we wouldn't say

if i see you again
on the street by the beach
in the evening
will you fly like a bird
stealing bread out from under my nose?



EACH COMING NIGHT


Will you say when I'm gone away
"My lover came to me and we'd lay
In rooms unfamiliar but until now
Oh oh oh oh
Until now
Oh oh oh oh
Until now"

Will you say to them when I'm gone
"I loved your son for his sturdy arms
We both learned to cradle then live without
Oh oh oh oh
Live without
Oh oh oh oh
Live without"

Will you say when I'm gone away
"Your father's body was judgment day
We both dove and rose to the riverside
Oh oh oh oh
Riverside
Oh oh oh oh
Riverside"

Will you say to me when I'm gone
"Your face has faded but lingers on
'Cause light strikes a deal with each coming night
Oh oh oh oh
Coming night
Oh oh oh oh
Coming night
Oh oh oh oh
Coming night
Oh oh oh oh
Coming night"



BOY WITH A COIN


Boy with a coin he found in the weeds
with bullets and pages of trade magazines
close to a car that flipped on the turn
when God left the ground to circle the world

Hey--- Oh----

Girl with a bird she found in the snow
that flew up her gown, and that's how she knows
that God made her eyes for crying at birth
then left the ground to circle the earth

Hey--- Oh----

Boy with a coin he crammed in his jeans
then making a wish, and tossed in the sea
then walked to a town that all of us burned
when God left the ground to circle the world

Hey--- Oh----
Hey--- Oh----



TEETH IN THE GRASS


And when you give me your clothes
And when we’re lovers at last
Fresh air, perfume in your nose
There will be teeth in the grass

And when you give me your house
When we’re all brothers at last
There will be food in our mouths
There will be teeth in the grass

And when there’s nothing to want
When we’re all brilliant and fast
When all tomorrows are gone
There will be teeth in the grass

おたくデーチング

お宅デーチング OTAKU DATING


The word "otaku" is derived from the Japanese o-taku お宅, which traditionally means "your home"), but as a slang expression mostly refers to guys who are into video games, animation, comic books...

Adapted from Ubiquipedia:

Otaku is derived from a Japanese term for another person's house or family (お宅, otaku), which is also used as an honorific second-person pronoun.

In modern Japanese slang, the term otaku is most often equivalent to "geek". However, it can relate to a fan of any particular theme, topic, hobby or any form of entertainment. Aso Taro, a former Prime Minister of Japan, called himself an otaku when he was promoting Japanese cultural, hobby and collectible exports.

The modern slang form is distinguished from the older usage by being written only in hiragana (as おたく) or in katakana (as オタク or, less frequently, ヲタク, wotaku, though usually still pronounced "otaku"), or, rarely, in rōmaji (romanized Japanese).

It first appeared as a slang term in the 1980s. Animators like Mikimoto Haruhiko and Kawamori Shōji had used the term among themselves, in the traditional sense, as an honorific second-person pronoun since the late 1970s. In the 1982 anime Macross, the term was used by character Lynn Minmay as an honorific term. The humorist and essayist Nakamori Akio wrote a series of articles entitled, "An Investigation of 'Otaku'" (『おたく』の研究, "Otaku" no Kenkyū), in the lolicon magazine Manga Burikko, in 1983. Another source given for the term is the works of science fiction author Arai Motoko, who used the word in her novels as a second-person pronoun, and the readers adopted the term for themselves.

In recent years "idol otaku" have been naming themselves simply as Wota (ヲタ) as a way to differentiate from traditional otaku. The word was derived by dropping the last mora, leaving ota (オタ) and then replacing o (オ?) with the identically sounding character wo (ヲ), leaving the pronunciation unchanged.

The otaku term can be applied for both males and females. Reiki-jo ("History Girl(s)") refers to female otaku interested in Japanese history.

The term is a loanword in English and other languages; usually used to refer to an obsessive fan of anime/manga and/or Japanese culture generally, and Japanese video games.

The term serves as a label similar to fanboy. More negative analogies would be similar to "nerd", "anorak", "Smiths fan", "trainspotter", "trekkie", "weirdo", "Twitard" (Twilight fan), "tweeter", "White Nationalist", "Libertarian", "Randian", etc.

Use of the label can be a source of contention among some anime fans, particularly those who are aware of the negative connotations the term has in Japan. Unpleasant stereotypes about otaku prevail in worldwide fan communities, and some anime fans express concern about the effect these more extreme fans can have on the reputation of their hobby.

One such negative connotation is to refer to men who prefer cartoon girls to real women, or who have become so detached from reality that they are effectively lost to society.

OY VEY !!! OH NO SHE DI'N'T !!!

Talmudic Kabbalistic Kikess Ayala Ben-Naftali FaceKike Late night tour of the Tel Aviv Safari

Devout "religious" Talmudic Kabbalistic Kikess Ayala Ben-Naftali, in her FaceKike photo-album, "Late night tour of the Tel Aviv Safari":

“There are no signs forbidding taking pictures with the animals. There were no signs forbidding feeding either, but we passed on that. With Abunga Dabunga the 3rd, Abuba Buba Sabuba and Zanbura Boka Kaluga Chaka.”

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4407598344746.181392.1132297771



Of course there are myriads of such "racist" posts, from Africans and Asians especially, all over FaceKike; but for some strange reason many people think The Kike has "higher moral standards". Apparently there's been quite a stir over Ben-Naftali's commentary on Negroes in Kikestan-in-Palestine, because she has somehow made The Kike look bad. Bizarre.

The Kikess screeched "sexism!"

"'If a man had posted the same picture, he would have been completely ignored. In the Israeli society in general, and in the society referring to itself as liberal in particular, there is a primeval fear of a strong woman expressing a resolved opinion that does not fit 'the right set of opinions'."


Ben Naftali received the support of many Facebook users who sent her hundreds of private messages and even opened a group called, "We all support Ayala Ben Naftali"....

"The leftist Israel haters have launched a hatred and incitement campaign against Ayala Ben Naftali, who spoke out against the invaders from Sudan who are stealing our border and raping our women. 'Like' us," the group creator states.

A counter-group, "We're all against Ayala Ben Naftali," was opened in response...

[...]

Ben Naftali responded to the angry comments and attacks on her Facebook page:

"On Thursday I posted on Facebook a picture describing the grim situation in south Tel Aviv, where infiltrators have taken over a playground intended for the city's children and turned it into a fourth world, in which not just children – but adults too – cannot walk around and feel like they're in their own country.

"When I opened my Facebook on Saturday evening, I found out that I had received thousands of personal messages and comments – most of which were divided between death threats, rude misogynous reactions which included calls for rape by a group of Sudanese, and wishes that all religious and Jewish people would burn to death.

"I was pleased to learn that the bleeding heart public is so elated and excited about the infiltrators, and not as indifferent as I had thought. Those agitated reactors were not interested in the issue when groups of infiltrators raped Israeli girls – and moreover, those same reactors wish the same fate upon me, if not worse – but I am glad to have raised public awareness to this issue.

"I invite everyone to visit the Lewinsky Park area near the central bus station and be shocked by the situation."



With a name like "Lewinsky", does anyone really expect parents to bring their kids to that park!?

CANADIAN URINALISM'S KIKE ETHICS

"Chair" of the Ethics Advisory Committee of the Canadian Association of Journalism: Kike Ivor Shapiro

Ryerson School of Journalism Biography

Associate Professor Ivor Shapiro teaches ethics and feature reporting and conducts research into aspects of ethics and excellence in journalism. He chairs the Ethics Advisory Committee of the Canadian Association of Journalism, and is the founding editor and current Ethics Editor of the Canadian Journalism Project (J-Source.ca), a national website providing information, commentary and resources related to the achievement of, and challenges to, journalistic excellence.

Born and raised in South Africa, Shapiro immigrated to Canada in 1985. He is a former contributing editor of Saturday Night magazine and managing editor of Chatelaine magazine. He has written feature articles for those magazines as well as Toronto Life, The Walrus, Maclean's, Today's Parent and The Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine, among others. Ivor has been honoured six times at the National Magazine Awards and has been a finalist for a Canadian Association of Journalists award for investigative journalism.

His first book of literary journalism, What God Allows: The Crisis of Faith and Conscience in One Catholic Church (Doubleday, New York: 1996), was praised by critics in Canada as well as the U.S. Shapiro's magazine writing has been chosen for several anthologies, and he is the editor of The The Bigger Picture: Elements of Feature Writing (Emond Montgomery Press, 2008). His academic research has been published in Journalism Practice, Canadian Journal of Communication, and Newspaper Research Journal.



At the conference, “In the Public Interest: The Law and Ethics of Investigative Journalism," at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2011.10.14, The Kike Shapiro delivered, to a breathless world, a presentation entitled, “Who is a journalist? Who decides?”

Who decides? In Canada, The Kike decides.

NO SIGNS OF LIFE

A motion to study the Criminal Code Canada's definition of when human life begins was defeated in the House of Commons on 2012.09.26. Members of Parliament voted 203 to 91 against the motion.

Party representation in the 308-seat House of Commons:
  • Conservative: 163
  • New Democrat: 100
  • Liberal: 35
  • Bloc Québécois: 4
  • Green: 1
  • Independent Conservative: 1
  • Independent: 1
  • Vacant: 3

Private Member's Motion 312, sponsored by Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth:

That a special committee of the House be appointed and directed to review the declaration in Subsection 223(1) of the Criminal Code which states that a child becomes a human being only at the moment of complete birth and to answer the questions hereinafter set forth;

that the membership of the special committee consist of 12 members which shall include seven members from the government party, four members from the Official Opposition and one member from the Liberal Party, provided that the Chair shall be from the government party; that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and the membership report of the special committee be presented to the House no later than 20 sitting days after the adoption of this motion;

that substitutions to the membership of the special committee be allowed, if required, in the manner provided by Standing Order 114(2);

that the special committee have all the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders; and

that the special committee present its final report to the House of Commons within 10 months after the adoption of this motion with answers to the following questions,

(i) what medical evidence exists to demonstrate that a child is or is not a human being before the moment of complete birth, (ii) is the preponderance of medical evidence consistent with the declaration in Subsection 223(1) that a child is only a human being at the moment of complete birth, (iii) what are the legal impact and consequences of Subsection 223(1) on the fundamental human rights of a child before the moment of complete birth, (iv) what are the options available to Parliament in the exercise of its legislative authority in accordance with the Constitution and decisions of the Supreme Court to affirm, amend, or replace Subsection 223(1).

CANADA BEAT USA

CANADA BEAT USA TO THE EXIT

When Iran's president spoke about his New World Order at the kikomasonic United Nations , the Canadian and United State delegations both got up and left in a huff, but it was the proud Canucks who stood up and rushed for the exit first! Their Kike masters might appreciate that gesture. Canada's Foreign Minister, John Baird, has "boasted" that Canada is the greatest "ally" of Kikestan-in-Paltesine. That is nonsense of course, since Kikestan couldn't last a day without the welfare it leeches off of U.S. taxpaters and the other billions it scams out of America, but Baird will no doubt beam with pride when his Kike boss gives him a pat on the head for his little gesture. "Good dog. Good dog."

Canada boycotts Iran leader's UN speech

Ahmadinejad's vision of 'new world order' doesn't include travel to Canada

CBC News, Sep 26, 2012


Canadian diplomats walked out of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday before Iran's president spoke to the world body about his vision for a "new world order."

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's appearance on the second day of the 67th session of the assembly also sparked a boycott from American delegates, who walked out shortly after the Canadians.

Both nations were the only two that skipped Ahmadinejad's address, and the delegates later returned. The Israel delegation was not present because of Yom Kippur, the holiest of Jewish festivals.

It was likely to be Ahmadinejad's last visit to the UN General Assembly as president, as his second four-year term ends in June. Observers also noted that his speech on Wednesday was one of his "mildest" in the last eight years, CBC's David Common reported from New York.

A European Union diplomat told CBC News that all EU delegates stayed for the address because Ahmadinejad appeared to tone down the rhetoric he's known for.

"Ahmadinejad gave a long rambling speech. Previously we've walked out because of his anti-Semitism, threats against Israel and 9/11 conspiracies. This year his only crime was incoherence," the diplomat said.

[KIKE] Rick Roth, press secretary to Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, said Canada decided on a boycott ahead of time and he issued the following statement:

"We will not sit silently in our chairs and listen to Iran’s hateful, anti-Western, anti-Semitic views. If anything, today's address only reinforces our decision earlier this month to suspend diplomatic relations with Iran."

Baird is expected to speak for Canada at the UN General Assembly on Friday.

Relations with Tehran soured early in the month after the Canadian government announced it was closing its embassy in Tehran and expelling Iranian diplomats. At the same time, it declared Iran a "state sponsor" of terrorism.

Iran's foreign ministry issued a statement Wednesday referring to the break in diplomatic ties, saying that's primarily why Iranians should avoid travel to Canada.

The state-run news agency IRNA said the ministry has deemed there is growing "Islamophobia [A KIKE TERM] and Iranophobia" in Canada.

The Tehran Times said the Iranian Foreign Ministry issued the travel advisory because criminals and "anti-Iranian groups" bent on revenge could now target Iranians visiting Canada, knowing they no longer have an embassy.

IRNA quoted the ministry as saying Iranians in Canada have been denied the right to access their bank accounts to "do ordinary transactions."

But in Ahmadinejad's only press conference, the leader of the Islamic republic seemed bizarrely off-message.

Asked by CBC News what he considered to be the state of Iran's relations with Canada, he brushed the matter aside as a minor one, in contrast to his government's warnings about Canada.

"I fundamentally don't see this as a very important issue. During certain relations, there are advantages for both sides, and when they are interrupted, the advantages also are severed," he said. "Of course, we did not have a considerable economic relationship with Canada."


In Ottawa, Baird told reporters gathered in the House of Commons foyer that Iran's travel advisory was "absolutely ridiculous" and that "I think 99 per cent of Canadians would share that view."

Ahmadinejad pushes new world order, end to U.S. 'bullying'

The Iranian president used his address to the UN to called for a "new world order." He said the "current order" is based on discrimination and has been "shaped according to selfishness, deception, hatred and animosity."

Earlier in the speech, he took aim at his government's longtime enemy Israel, saying Iran is "under continued threat by the uncivilized Zionists."

Ahmadinejad criticized the United States for killing Osama bin Laden — without mentioning the al-Qaeda leader by name — saying the U.S. dumped the body of the "culprit" behind the 9/11 attacks into the sea "without trial."

Last year, the Iranian president used his time at the UN podium to question the Holocaust and the U.S. account of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Canada's UN delegation boycotted that speech.

Ahmadinejad's speech went ahead despite the concerted efforts of some, including Liberal MP [KIKE] Irwin Cotler, to convince UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to pull the plug.

"Allowing President Ahmadinejad to address the UN General Assembly is a cruel parody of law and justice that will put us on the wrong side of history," Cotler wrote in a recent letter to the secretary general and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Ahmadinejad's New York regrets

In what CBC's David Common described as "probably the most bizarre part" of a UN General Assembly news conference on Wednesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad thanked the New York Police Department for helping to get him through traffic and said he wished he'd been able to enjoy the city's sights.

The press conference came after the Iranian leader, known for his anti-Semitic and anti-American rants on the world stage, delivered what is likely to be his final speech before the general assembly on Wednesday. Ahmadinejad's eight-year term expires in June.

"He says his one regret after eight years of coming to New York — and probably not even being able to come out here again — is that he really didn't have the opportunity to go out and meet the friendly New Yorkers," Common reported.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/09/26/un-general-assembly.html

St PAUL TO Sts TIMOTHY & TITUS

Saint Paul to Saint Timothy

"Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come dangerous times. Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness, Traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of God: Having an appearance indeed of godliness, but denying the power thereof. Now these avoid. For of these sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with divers desires: Ever learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth."



Saint Paul to Saint Titus

"A bishop must be without crime, as the steward of God: not proud, not subject to anger, not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre: But given to hospitality, gentle, sober, just, holy, continent: Embracing that faithful word which is according to doctrine, that he may be able to exhort in sound doctrine, and to convince the gainsayers. For there are also many disobedient, vain talkers, and seducers: especially they who are of the circumcision: Who must be reproved, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake."

김희조 : 합주곡 1번



김희조 : 합주곡 1번
Kim Hee Jo : Orchestral Piece No. 1


서울시청소년국악관현악단,
Seoul Metropolitan Youth Traditional Music Orchestra

김성진 지휘
Kim SungJin, Conductor

"2012 클릭! 국악 속으로"
"2012 Click! Into Traditional Music"

2012.08.16 세종문화회관 대극장, 서울
2012.08.16 Sejong Center Grand Theater, Seoul

세종문화회관 :
http://www.sejongpac.or.kr/main/main.asp

서울시청소년국악관현악단 :
http://sjartgroups.or.kr/intro/youthtrdition/

RABBINIC POETRY

Cannibal Rabbi

Kikes in Football and boxing..

Kikes at Man U. Kike pornographers at West Ham.

Charles GREEN at rangers.

YIDS. CRIME. UGLY....


My eyeballs have collapsed in on themselves, and there's a dreadful ringing in my ears. I should put the vacuum cleaner 'round, go buy a puppy.


Jugglin yids on her pan flat royalty, don’t marry an ugly kike tits?


yids feast on death.


I’d pray for you, but there are a half-billion darkies ahead of you!

SACRIFICES TO SATAN

CHICKEN-SPINNING SATANIC KIKES

CHICKEN-SPINNERS







Kikes playing one of their favourite games:

KIKE 1: "You're worse than HITLER!"

KIKE 2: "YOU'RE worse than Hitler!"

[Repeat ad nauseum.]

COULDN'T MAKE IT UP

Political Pundit Madonna Ciccone (aka Esther Kike-one), Washington, DC, 2012.09.24:

"It's so amazing and incredible to think that we have an African-American in the White House. We have a Black Muslim in the White House. It means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights. So support the man."



Madonna/Esther Ciccone, Paris, 2012.07.14

CHINESE PAPER TIGER'S "AIRCRAFT CARRIER"

THE RED CHINESE PAPER TIGER PRETENDS IT HAS A REAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER

With much pomp and fanfare, The PRC's People's Liberation Army Navy has fake-launched its first so-called aircraft carrier.

The ex-Soviet ship can in fact float, and is indeed capable of transporting aircraft; but it is not capable of engaging in any significant military actions, and will be used as a training-vessel for Chinese pilots and sailors.

She was launched on December 4, 1988, named Riga, and was re-named Varyag in 1990. Construction had ceased by 1992, with the ship structurally complete but without electronics. Ownership was transferred to Ukraine. She was then laid up, unmaintained, and then stripped. In 1998 she was put up for auction, without any engines, or a rudder, and lacking many operating systems. The PRCpurchased it through a fake buyer, and has now re-launched it as the Liaoning.

The USSR argued in arms negotiations that the ship was never an aircraft carrier, but this is, as in the Chinese case, a matter of semantics. If it had ever been deployed by the USSR, it would have been an aircraft carrier. If it were deployed now by the PRC, it would virtually useless or a liability as an aircraft carrier.

Red China PLAN aircraft carrier


China Launches Aircraft Carrier

Chosun Ilbo, Seoul, 2012.09.27

China put its first aircraft carrier into service on Tuesday in a show of force amid spats with Korea and Japan [and The Philippines, and Vietnam, and Brunei, and Malaysia] over maritime territory.

Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiaobao attended the launch of the Liaoning in the port of Dalian on Tuesday morning, the state-run People's Daily reported. It took less than two years for the old Soviet carrier to be retrofitted and put into service.

The Chinese military said it would ready the J-15 carrier-based fighter jets for deployment aboard the Liaoning, but this has yet to be confirmed. So far they have only been tested on land.

A state-of-the-art destroyer that will escort the Liaoning is still under construction, and experts believe more time will be needed before China can form an aircraft carrier fleet.

Chinese authorities and experts believe the Liaoning will be used for the time being to hone fighter jet pilots' landing and liftoff skills and other tactical maneuvers.

Red China fake-launches Soviet aircraft-carrier

[Photo: "Chinese leaders attend the launch of China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, at the port of Dalian on Tuesday. /AP-Yonhap"]

"It's still too early to deploy the Liaoning, but China pressed ahead in order to flex its muscle amid ongoing territorial disputes with its neighbors," said Kim Tae-ho at Hallym University. "It will take a few more years before it can be fully operational."

A military source here said it is rare to see an aircraft carrier being deployed without an accompanying destroyer. "This is clearly a show of force amid regional friction" involving the Diaoyou islands and the submerged rocks of Ieo Island. Diaoyu is the Chinese name for the Senkaku islands controlled by Japan, and Ieo Island is located in an area where the exclusive economic zones of Korea and China overlap but lies much closer to the Korean Peninsula.

China is not shy about deploying the Liaoning to intimidate its regional neighbors. The People's Daily said, "The aircraft carrier will be able to exercise a certain degree of threat to neighboring countries."

Experts believe the carrier will be stationed in Qingdao port, which is home to China's Northern Fleet controlling the West Sea. Qingdao is surrounded by waters deep enough to accommodate an aircraft carrier and equipped with the necessary repair and maintenance docks.

If the Liaoning is deployed on the West Sea carrying J-15 fighter jets, then most of Korea's airspace would fall in its range, which is estimated to be around 800 km. That would make it tougher for Korean Navy vessels to enter the West Sea, while aerial operations would also be affected.

But experts say the Chinese carrier is no match for the nuclear-powered U.S. carrier George Washington, whose areas of operation include the Korean Peninsula and the West Sea. The George Washington's maximum area of operation is around 1,000 km, and the FA-18 E/F Super Hornet attack aircraft it carries are superior to the J-15.

Other experts believe the Liaoning's area of operation will not be limited to the West Sea. They say China will need to deploy the carrier around 1,000 km away from its coast to intervene in other territorial disputes.

"Diaoyu is only 350 km away from China so there probably will be no need to use an aircraft carrier," said Jin Canrong at Renmin University. "It could play some roles in the South China Sea."

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The Varyag was bought from Ukraine in 1998, for $20,000,000. Ukrainian Trade Minister Roman Shpek announced that it had been sold to the Chong Lot Travel Agency Ltd., a small company based in Hong Kong.

Chong Lot is owned by Chin Luck (Holdings) Company of Hong Kong. Four of Chin Luck's six board members live in Yantai, China, where a major Chinese Navy shipyard is located. Chin Luck's chairman is a former career military officer with the People's Liberation Army. Chong Lot ludicrously claimed they intended to use it as a floating hotel and casino in Macau, even though before the auction was even closed, Macau officials in Macau had warned Chong Lot that they would not be permitted to berth Varyag in Macau.

In mid-2000, the Dutch ITC tugboat Suhaili with a Filipino crew was hired to take her under tow. Chong Lot could not get permission from Turkey to transit the Bosphorus strait. The Turks claimed the thing was a menace to shipping and a danger to the bridges of Constantinople. So for 16 months the hulk was stuck in the Black Sea, circling aimlessly, under commercial tow. High-level PRC government ministers conducted negotiations in Ankara on Chong Lot's behalf, offering to permit Chinese tourists to visit Turkey if they "freed" the Varyag. No doubt after much further baksheesh, in 2001 the Turks let the Chinese ship pass, escorted by twenty-seven vessels.

On November 3, 2001, the Varyag "fleet" was caught in a force 9 gale and broke adrift while passing the Greek island of Skyros. Sea rescue workers tried to re-capture the hulk, which was drifting toward the island of Euboea. The seven-member crew (three Russians, three Ukrainians and a Filipino) remained on board as six tugboats tried to reestablish their tow. After many failed attempts to reattach the lines, a Greek coast guard rescue helicopter landed on Varyag and picked up four of the seven crew. One tug managed to make a line fast to the ship later in the day, but high winds severely hampered efforts by two other tugs to secure the ship. On November 6, Aries Lima, a Portuguese Dutch sailor on a Greek tug, died after a fall while attempting to reattach the tow lines -- a sacrifice to Guan Yu and all the Chinese gods of war. On November 7, the hulk was taken back under tow and progress resumed.

Since the Suez Canal does not permit passage of dead ships, what remained of the Varyag was towed through the Strait of Gibraltar and around the Cape of Good Hope, at an average speed of 6 knots (11 km/h).

It was towed into PRC waters on February 20, 2002, and arrived March 3 at Dalian Shipyard in the northeast of The PRC, where the Communist officials, with straight faces, continued to maintain the absurd fiction that it would be used as a floating casino-hotel in Macau.

When Macau awarded new casino licenses in February 2002, Chong Lot was not among successful bidders.

The official total cost of acquiring the hulk was over $30 million. Total bribes are unknown.

In 2005, the Varyag was moved to a dry dock at Dalian. In 2006, Kommersant reported that Russia planned to sell up to 50 Su-33 fighters to China through Rosoboronexport, in a $2.5 billion deal. In March 2009 Moskovskij Komsomolets reported that these negotiations had collapsed over Russian fears that the Chinese would then start producing cheaper export versions of the Su-33, with Chinese avionics and systems (scammed off of The United State, via Kike spies and Kikestani middle-men).

In 2008, the Asahi Shimbun reported that the ship was "nearing completion". In 2009, she was reported to have been moved into another dry dock. A new radar mast was installed on the ship's superstructure by December 15, 2009. Perhaps this was intended to keep track of gamblers.

On June 8, 2011, the Chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army, Gen. Chen Bingde confirmed that Red China had in fact been building an aircraft carrier! What a shock that was.

Gen. Chen said that it would be just used for training, and to use as a model for later Chinese copies.

Qi Jianguo, assistant to the chief of the PLA's general staff bloviated that, "All of the great nations in the world own aircraft carriers -- they are symbols of a great power."

On July 27, 2011, the Chinese Defense Ministry announced it was refitting the vessel for "scientific research, experiments and training."

In August, 2011, she succesfully cruised about for four days. Further trials were conducted, including a 25 day jaunt in July, 2012.

On 23 September 2012, the thing was finally handed over to the People's Liberation Army Navy, and entered active service on 25 September 2012, with no operational aircraft on board. The PRC's state "news" service claimed that certain secret operational aircraft could be spotted somewhere on the ship. [Video: "记者探访我国第一艘航空母舰"]

The PRC now has a floating Symbol of a Great Power to boast about.

Now the sons of the Yellow Emperor shall crush the Imperialists and their running-dog lackies, and assert their rightful control over Asia and the Pacific, and then become the greatest power the world has ever known, striking fear into the hearts of China's enemies from Manilla to Connemara!

BELGIAN KIKE SCAMMING USERS OFF OF FACKIKE

"COMFORT WOMEN", OY VEY!

KOREAN WHORES DEMAND HUGE TIPS DECADES LATER



Yoshida Yūto 吉田雄兎 (b. 1913.10.15) is a Japanese Communist novelist and former soldier in the Imperial Japanese Army. This Commie bastard has published under a variety of pen names, including Yoshida Seiji 吉田清治, Yoshida Tōji 吉田東司 and Yoshida Eiji 吉田栄司 Yoshida Eiji.

He ran as a Japanese Communist Party candidate in the 1947 Shimonoseki city council elections, but was defeated.

Thirty years after the US mass murders at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this Commie scumbag, Yoshida, wrote "My War Crimes", which is the origin of the never-ending "Comfort Women" scam.

In a 1996 interview with the Shukan Shincho magazine, Yoshida confessed that his "war memoir" was a work of fiction; but this seems to have no affect on the scams it help launch.

Yoshida was stationed in Korea, then a colony of Japan, during World War II. In his fictitious "memoirs", he claimed that he had assisted police in kidnapping more than 2,000 women from various rural areas of the Korean peninsula to serve as "comfort women", or so-called "sex-slaves" for the Japanese Army (which included Japanese and Chinese soldiers.

In March, 1977, and in January, 1983, Yoshida fictitious memoirs about his fanciful exploits during the war were published in Japan. His 1983 fiction was translated and published in Korea in 1989.
  • 吉田清治 [Yoshida Seiji], 『朝鮮人慰安婦と日本人』 [Korean Comfort Women and Japanese People], 新人物往来社 [Shin Jinbutsu Ōraisha], Mar1977.
  • 吉田清治 [Yoshida Seiji], 『私の戦争犯罪―朝鮮人強制連行』 [My war crimes—the forced transport of Koreans], 三一書房 [San'ichi Shobō], 1983. (Translated into Korean as 吉田淸治 요시다세이지 [Yoshida Seiji], 《나는 조선사람을 이렇게 잡아갔다 -나의 전쟁범죄 고백》 [I Kidnapped Koreans In This Manner: A Confession of My War Crimes], 청계연구소 [Cheonggye Yeonguso], 1989.)

Yoshida's books and a subsequent 1991 interview have been credited with bringing about an apology to Korea by Japanese Foreign Affairs minister Kōno Yōhei. ["Abe and the Comfort Women", Chosun Ilbo, Seoul: 2007.03.06.]

Yoshida's lies were promoted by Kikes in The United State.

E.g.:
  • [Kike] Sanger, David E., "Japanese Veteran Presses Wartime-Brothel Issue", [The Kike's] New York Times, 1992.08.08.

As Yoshida's lies became more widely read, he began to attract suspicion.

Hata Ikuhiko, a historian at Takushoku University, pointed to inconsistencies between Yoshida's 1977 and 1983 memoirs, and concluded that Yoshida's claims were actually fabrications.

South Korean newspaper interviews with residents of Jeju Island, where the forced recruitment allegedly took place, found no one who admitted to remembering a sweep through a button factory -- one of the incidents that Yoshida detailed in his 1983 memoirs.

On May 29, 1996, the weekly magazine Shūkan Shinchō published remarks by Yoshida made to them in an interview, in which he admitted that portions of his work were a pack of lies.

He defended himself by stating that, "There is no profit in writing the truth in books. Hiding the facts and mixing them with your own assertions is something that newspapers do all the time too".

In June 2009, Lee Yong Hoon 李栄薫 이영훈, a professor of Seoul National University, argued that Yoshida's false testimonies have spread throughout Korean society as if they were true, causing Koreans to whinge and moan about how their precious women were abused by the Japanese. Lee also teaches that Koreans' knowledge about Korea under Japanese rule is mostly based on the inventions and lurid exaggerations of post-war Korean educators, who have taught Koreans to behave like "The Jews of Asia".

In fact, "Comfort Women" were just common Korean hookers, in the pay of the Japanese military; and if they were "sex-slaves", that is because the practice was common in Korea, with many Korean men buying and selling such women and girls

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SPAIN: SCUM vs SCUM

SPAIN: SCUM vs SCUM

The scum who pushed Spain into adopting the policies that have led Spain to ruin rioted against the scum who implemented those policies:


Remember: Kike vs Kike = The Kike wins.




ANATHEMA IN CANADA

HERE'S SOMETHING THAT WAS SAID IN CANADA:

7 THINGS YOU CAN’T SAY IN CANADA

Influential columnist Margaret Wente shares her controversial opinion on seven sacred Canadian cows most dare not criticize.

Margaret Wente,
Readers Digest Canada

Every culture has its unacknowledged taboos—the things you are forbidden to say or do in polite company, the accepted truths you are not allowed to doubt. You might think that a liberal, open-minded country like Canada would be free of such taboos, but you’d be wrong. In spite of our belief in our own enlightened tolerance, some things are simply not open to debate. If you try, you’re bound to shock the neighbours.

It’s risky to question the wisdom of the tribe. You might get stoned. On the other hand, some people might sneak up to you afterwards and confess that they secretly agree.

So here’s a challenge to a few of our nation’s most widely held beliefs. You say these things in public at your own peril. I will be elaborating on these points over the months to come. Feel free to stone me or secretly agree—or, even better, add to the list. At the very least, they’re sure to start a good dinner-party fight.

  1. Margaret Atwood Writes Some Awful Books
  2. Recycling is a Waste of Time and Money
  3. Only private enterprise can save public health care.
  4. David Suzuki is bad for the environment.
  5. A national daycare program won’t do a thing to help poor kids.
  6. Group of Seven artists are overexposed genre painters.
  7. The United States is the greatest force for good the world has ever known.


HERE ARE 7 THINGS YOU REALLY CAN'T SAY IN PUBLIC IN CANADA:
  1. Canada is a slave-state, with a parliament rancid with whores for The Global Parasite, The Kike
  2. The HoLOLoco$t is a bad joke
  3. Mohammad fucked a 9 year old girl
  4. Negroes, Amerindians and others are less intelligent than Whites
  5. Queers are mentally disturbed degenerates
  6. Abortion is murder
  7. Kikes are the spawn of Satan (John 8:44)

MAHMOUD'S YOM KIPPUR CHUTZPAH

OY VEY! MAHMOUD HAS THE UTTER GALL AND THE CHUTZPAH TO ACTUALLY DARE TO SPEAK ON YOM KIPPUR!

GRETA VON JUDE SÜSS:
  • "IT IS THE ULTIMATE INSULT."
  • "YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE JEWISH TO FEEL THE SENSE OF DECENCY."


Lay on, Mahmoud, and damned be him that first cries, "Hold, enough!"

Ahmadinejad's Yom Kippur UN speech an outrage for New York City

This is a spit in the face to all the tolerant people of this big-hearted city that plays host to the [Kike & Masonic] United Nations because no other city on the planet has a citizenry patient and worldwise enough to put up with the theater of the absurd that usually plays out there.

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RICHARD DREW/AP, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as he attends the high level meeting on rule of law in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
Even this tolerant town has its limits.

You simply do not invite Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a pure evil crackpot Holocaust denier who wants to see Israel obliterated from planet Earth, to the United Nations on Yom Kippur, a Day of Atonement, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

This is not just an affront to the Jews.

This is a spit in the face to all the tolerant people of this big-hearted city that plays host to the United Nations because no other city on the planet has a citizenry patient and worldwise enough to put up with the theater of the absurd that usually plays out there.

We put up with the United Nations because we are the capital of the world.

But even New York has to stop and shout that inviting Ahmadinejad to the UN on Yom Kippur explodes the envelope.

This is a vile, disgusting, detestable publicity stunt.

Inviting Ahmadinejad to the UN on Yom Kippur is a treacherous piece of stagecraft designed to promote hate for a particular people who helped make this city great — a meanspirited gimmick that desecrates the memory of 6 million murdered Jews with the histrionic antics of the world’s best-known anti-Semite on the holiest day of the Jewish year.

For shame.

The United Nations, created as a body to promote world peace, has gone out of its way to create disharmony and division by inviting Ahmadinejad, who will inject more venom into the bloodstream of the world on American shores during a presidential campaign, hoping to poison even the forgiving spirit of Yom Kippur.

This is a purely hostile political act.

The best way to deal with this hateful publicity stunt would be, of course, to ignore this monster. It would be perfect justice if all the editors in this media capital simply spiked all stories about this repulsive creep at this miserable event. It would be a perfect antidote if we aired no TV news footage and rendered what’s his face insignificant.

But that’s not gonna happen.

Ahmadinejad has a loud and unforgiving voice in Iran, which is the latest hot-button country in the Middle East, the country that Israel sees as its greatest threat, the nation that both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have drawn a nuclear red line in front of in the sand.

Ahmadinejad, a megalomaniacal tyrant, loves being the center of attention, and what better way to grab the world spotlight than to spread hate about the Jews in the UN on Yom Kippur?

This cheap, evil gimmick will get global media saturation, showing this twisted little man grinning on the world stage, spreading his invective like a global flu.

The United Nations loses what little credibility it had left with this latest affront to human decency.

Even New York, the most tolerant city in the world, has its limits.

It is also a slap in the face to this great city that Ahmadinejad has been invited to speak at the UN on Yom Kippur.

If the UN has a shred of guts or decency left, it will postpone his address. If it doesn’t, we might consider an eviction notice.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ahmadinejad-yom-kippur-speech-outrage-new-york-city-article-1.1167560



Jews Wonder: Of All Days For Ahmadinejad To Speak, Why Yom Kippur?

Expert: UN Doesn't Recognize Jewish Holidays, But Does 2 Muslim, 2 Christian

CBS News New York, September 25, 2012

[Photo: "Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during the United Nations General Assembly in New York – Sep 22, 2011" (credit: Mario Tama/[Kike]Getty Images)]

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Wednesday is the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

But many Jews are asking who will atone for the fact that on that day a man who has called for the elimination of the state of Israel will be speaking to the United Nations General Assembly, CBS 2’s Don Dahler reported.

There is protocol to the order of speakers during the General Assembly. Brazil always starts it off, followed by the United States. President Barack Obama had his turn on Tuesday morning.

“There are no words that excuse the killing of innocents,” the president said.

And on Wednesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will take to the podium.

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met with Ahmadinejad on Sunday and warned him not to use any incendiary rhetoric. The Iranian president ignored the advice.

On Monday, Ahmadinejad told reporters that Israel has no basis in history and will ultimately be eliminated.

It is statements like that which has many upset about the timing of his address Wednesday.


“I don’t understand it at all, don’t agree with it and he shouldn’t be here at all,” Charles Fravola said.

“They could have choose the day after,” said Iranian Jewish-American Shabrouz Hagh.

But as it turns out, the scheduling was purely random.

“Countries are decided on by rank, in other words a head of state, and then by lottery. So it’s fairly serendipitous who goes when. But the issue is still why is anyone speaking on Wednesday, is because there are no Jewish holidays at the UN,” CBS News Foreign Affairs Analyst Pamela Falk told CBS 2’s Dahler.

Even though, Falk said, there are two Muslim holidays and two Christian holidays observed by the world body.

“I guess there was an irony, but the fact is whether it was the holiest day of the year for us or just a regular day, he does not belong there,” said Malcolm Hoenlein of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

The Iranian president has, in the past, used his time in front of the General Assembly to question the Holocaust and the U.S. account of the 9/11 terror attacks.

The White House on Tuesday called Ahmadinejad’s comments about Israel, “disgusting, offensive and outrageous.”

Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below …

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/09/25/jews-wonder-of-all-days-for-ahmadinejad-to-speak-why-yom-kippur/



President Obama says he won’t stand for religious insults…but what about Ahmadinejad’s U.N. speech on Yom Kippur?

By Greta Van Susteren, Sep 25 2012


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Today at the U.N., President Obama slammed an anti-Mohammad YouTube video that has caused riots across the world, calling it “crude and disgusting.”

So if President Obama is against ALL religious insults, why isn’t he trying to stop Iranian President Ahmadinejad from speaking tomorrow at the U.N. on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur? Isn’t that an insult to Jews around the world? Ahmadinejad brags he wants to wipe Israel off the map!

Should President Obama see Ahmadinejad’s speech on Yom Kippur as an insult, or is it somehow different? Post your thoughts!

http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/2012/09/25/president-obama-says-he-wont-stand-for-religious-insults-but-what-about-ahmadinejads-u-n-speech-on-yom-kippur/



Israel National News > News > Global Agenda

House Urges Obama to Prevent Ahmadinejad UN Speech on Yom Kippur

The House of Representatives introduced a resolution that calls on US to pressure UN to prevent Ahmadinejad from addressing GA on Yom Kippur

By Rachel Hirshfeld, 9/24/2012

A bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a resolution that calls on the Obama administration to pressure the United Nations to prevent Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from addressing the U.N. General Assembly on Yom Kippur, The Hill reported.

“[I]t would not only be offensive, but insensitive for the United Nations to allow Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to address the General Assembly at all, let alone on the holiest of all Jewish holidays, Yom Kippur, after making such vicious statements towards world Jewry and the State of Israel" reads the resolution, which cites numerous examples of the Iranian leader’s anti-Semitic rhetoric.

The resolution was introduced by Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and is co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of 14 House members.

It states that Ahmadinejad has “specifically threatened both the United States and Israel publically and politically on a continual basis” and “has often called for the destructions of Israel, demanding for it to be ‘wiped off the map.’”

It continues to state that the Iranian president “has consistently denied the evidence of the Holocaust, an event that took the lives of more than 6,000,000 Jewish people.”

“Ahmadinejad and his regime pose a clear threat to national security interested in the United States, as demonstrated by Tehran’s nuclear program and their enduring assistance to terrorist groups in the Middle East and the Western Hemisphere including Hamas, Hezbollah, and other extremists that seek to undermine regional stability and threaten the good order of the United Nations,” reads the resolution.

It also says that under the U.N. charter, members must "refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, but Ahmadinejad has specifically failed to do so."

“[A]n outspoken, anti-Semitic Iranian leader should not be given the opportunity to criticize a Jewish person's right to freely practice religion or denounce Israel's right to exist on the largest international stage," it concludes.

According to The Hill, it seems unlikely that the resolution will pass, given that both the House and Senate are not expected to take up any votes between now and the November election.

Other co-sponsors of the resolution are Reps. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.), Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), Leonard Lance (R-N.J.), Jeff Landry (R-La.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), Pat Meehan (R-Pa.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Bill Posey (R-Fla.), Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) and Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.).

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/160265



Stranger than fiction: Only a master satirist could invent this:

Israel National News > Jewish World

Chief Rabbi: Israel Will Win – with or without US

Israel will defeat Iran, with or without the US, says Chief Rabbi Metzger, who asks Jews to focus on good relations with others.

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/25/2012

Israel will be victorious over Iran, with or without the help of the United States, says Chief Rabbi Metzger, who asked Jews to focus on good relations with others.

Speaking in a special Erev Yom Kippur with Arutz Sheva, the Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi pleaded for Jews “to be careful to observe mitzvos relating to others” and not just those between Man and G-d.

He reminded Jews that “Repentance, Prayer and Charity” overcome the “evil decree” and cited the victory of the Jews in ancient Iran (Persia) over the wicked Haman who plotted to destroy all Jews and in the end fell as a victim of his own trap.

“The day before Yom Kippur,” he added, “our enemy threatens us as with all of his audacity and chutzpah. The president of Iran, a descendant of the wicked Haman, stands in front of the world at the United Nations and openly states that we have no right to exist, G-d forbid."

“It is written in our prayers that prayer, repentance and charity can overturn the evil decrees, and we pray as Jews did in the days of Haman. The decree exists but it will be turned on its head and Jews will overcome their enemies. The People of Israel will be victorious, with or without the United States.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/160308



Israel National News > Global Agenda

Ambassador Prosor: Ahmadinejad Has No Place in This World

Ahmadinejad “has no place in the world,”says Israeli Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor. He did not comment on the “World to Come.”

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/25/2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “has no place in the world,” said Israeli Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor, who apparently found it redundant to even suggest that there is a question if Ahmadinejad has a place in the “World to Come.”

Both expressions are common in Jewish thought concerning a person’s reward while living and after he passes away, and Jewish tradition teaches there is no place in the World to Come for the wicked.

“Ahmadinejad is the leader of a country with no respect for law and has no place in this world,” Prosor told Voice of Israel government radio Tuesday morning, several hours after the ambassador walked out as the Iranian president began speaking at a United Nations session on government and law.

“Denying the Holocaust and threats by Ahmadinejad to destroy Israel have become a part of the international scene, a situation that cannot be tolerated,” Prosor added.

He predicted that when Ahmadinejad will deliver his annual address to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Yom Kippur, ambassadors from the United States, Canada and European nations will walk out of the hall.

In Ahmadinejad’s speech Tuesday, he declared that the “Zionist” state has “no roots in history” while Iran has been around for thousands of years.

Speaking only a day after United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon advised him to tone down his hatred towards Israel and realize the “potentially harmful consequences of inflammatory rhetoric, Ahmadinejad told the United Nations Monday that Israel is a ”fake regime.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/160303

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Canadian wrongly linked to anti-Muslim film speaks out

Activist for Coptic Christian rights says Foreign Affairs failing to support him

The Canadian Press (via CBC News), Sep 21, 2012


Nader Fawzy: Copt told by Canadian govt to not speak about Islam

[Photo: "Nader Fawzy sits for a picture in his home in Toronto Sept. 20. Fawzy is one of two Canadians who say they fear for their lives after being wrongly linked to an anti-Muslim film that has sparked riots and protests around the world. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/Canadian Press)"]

The federal government has some advice for two Canadians who fear for their lives after being wrongly linked to an anti-Muslim film that has sparked violent protests around the globe: button up.

That response has infuriated Nader Fawzy, one of two Canadian Coptic Christians against whom Egypt has issued arrest warrants for alleged involvement in the production, distribution or promotion of the film, Innocence of Muslims.

Fawzy says he believes the arrest warrants are aimed at silencing activists who've criticized the persecution of Copts in Egypt.

And now, he said, the Canadian government is compounding the injustice by suggesting they keep quiet.

"Why I should be quiet?" Fawzy demanded in an interview, noting that freedom of speech is guaranteed in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

"Is the Canadian government, because they are scared from those people, they are going to change the way how you live in Canada? I'm so sorry, I'm Canadian citizen and when I came to Canada, I came to live in free country."

Egypt's prosecutor general has issued arrest warrants for a number of Coptic Christians, primarily living in the United States, for alleged involvement with the controversial film.

Fawzy and fellow Canadian Jacques Attalla were among those named in the warrants, accused of offending Islam, insulting the Prophet Muhammad, inciting sectarian strife and jeopardizing Egypt's peace and independence.

Deny connection to anti-Muslim film

Both men deny having anything to do with the amateurish movie. But they fear that being named in the warrants has made them targets for Muslim extremists, who've been encouraged by senior clerics to kill all those connected to the film.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird's office had little to say Friday about the plight of the two Canadians.

"I'm not sure it does anyone any good to discuss these issues publicly," Baird spokesman Rick Roth said in an email.

"We'll certainly be working on this issue privately with the Egyptians."

The RCMP, which is mandated to investigate threats to national security, also had little comment, beyond suggesting that local police are responsible for investigating any potential threats to individual Canadians.

Attalla could not be reached for comment Friday.

But Fawzy, who has not been contacted by anyone in the federal government so far, said the response from Baird's office is "completely wrong."

"Those extreme Muslims or whoever, I don't care, they are not going to ruin my life. And if the Canadian government supports them by telling me keep quiet, it's the same message what they want. They put my name on the (arrest) list to let me keep quiet," he said.

Coptic Christians in Egypt

Fawzy said he can't let death threats by extremists intimidate him into silence about the treatment of Coptic Christians in Egypt or about the arrest warrant against him.

"I have to say it and say it loud. If they start with (silencing) me today, they will continue with everyone in western world. Maybe you tomorrow, maybe after tomorrow someone else."

Fawzy is scheduled to attend a news conference Saturday with his Toronto MP, Liberal Jim Karygiannis. Karygiannis accused the government Friday of "letting Canadians down" and doing nothing to protect Fawzy and Attalla.

"Why does Baird want to muzzle Canadians who fear for their lives?"

The plight of Fawzy and Attalla should have been tailor-made for Baird, who is in the process of creating an office of religious freedom within the Foreign Affairs Department.

In a speech in Washington in May, Baird heralded the fledgling office and said his government "will stand for what is principled and just, regardless of whether it is popular, convenient or expedient."

The minister specifically made reference to the persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt.

Baird also quoted from former Conservative prime minister John Diefenbaker, telling the audience: "I am Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong ...."

The government continues to deliberate over exactly how the new office of religious freedom will operate, and told the Washington audience announcements would be coming "in due course."

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Foreign Affairs Minsiter John Baird is the Canadian traitor who kowtows the most (out of all The Kike's whores in the Canadian Parliament) to Kikes. Baird said that Canada is Kikestan-in-Palestine's greatest ally in the world (uh-oh, that'll offend the Kikes' American slaves), and said that Canada doesn't stand behind "Israel" but that Canada and "Israel" stand side-by-side!

No surprise here. Islam is Talmudic filth. And "Islamophobia" is a Kike-term designed to characterize a rational analysis of Islam and the objective study of Muslim History as some sort of hate-motivated pathology or "irrational fear".

KIKED CANADA KOWTOWS TO KIKES AND MUZ

Kike Avi Lewis, son of UN Kike Stephen Lewis, poses as the voice of anti-"Israeli-extremists" on Al-Jazeera.

He characterizes slave-state Canada's support of Kikestan-in-Palestine as being motivated by "conservatism" -- not because of the reality that The Kike buys Canadian politicians, and has owned previous governments as much or more than it owns Harper's, and that the opposition parties are equally kiked.

Kike Lewis Jr. starts kiking off about SWASTIKAS and "Anti-Semitism" at 11:20, and then Elie the Weasel shows up:



Kikepedia:

Avram David "Avi" Lewis (born 1968) is a Canadian documentary filmmaker, host of the Al Jazeera English show Fault Lines,[ and former host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) current-affairs program On the Map.

Avi Lewis is the great grandson of Moshe Losz (Lewis), an outspoken member of the Jewish Bund who left Svisloch, Poland (today Belarus), for Montreal in 1921, with his wife Rose (née Lazarovitch) and three children, after being interrogated by the Russians for days and threatened with death or the [Kike's] Gulag [oy vey!] for his political activity.

Avi Lewis is the grandson of former federal NDP leader David Lewis and the son of politician and diplomat Stephen Lewis and journalist Michele Landsberg.

Avi Lewis is married to journalist and author Naomi Klein; his sister Ilana Landsberg-Lewis is married to musician and activist Lorraine Segato of The Parachute Club ["Rise Up! Rise Up!"]]

Lewis was featured on the November 20, 2001 "Life & Times" episode of The Lewis Family.

Avi Lewis's genealogical search was featured on the January 31, 2008 episode of Who Do You Think You Are?.

Between 1996 and 1998, Avi Lewis was host of The NewMusic, a music magazine show on [Kike Moses Znaimer's] MuchMusic and [Kike Moses Znaimer's] CityTV. He also served as MuchMusic's political specialist [because he's a filthy Kike with big kike macher connections.]

Avi Lewis won a Gemini for Best Event Coverage.

In 1998-2001, Lewis hosted CBC Newsworld's current affairs discussion show counterSpin, where he presided over 500 debates. Avi Lewis was later the host of Counterspin Sunday.

In 2004, Lewis and his wife Naomi Klein collaborated on The Take — a documentary that won the International Jury Prize, and was nominated for four Gemini Awards.

Lewis began hosting CBC Newsworld's The Big Picture with Avi Lewis in the autumn of 2006 and On the Map in 2007. He became host of Frontline USA for Al Jazeera television in 2008.

In June 2007, CBC Newsworld debuted On the Map with Avi Lewis, a daily (Monday-Thursday) half-hour of international news commentary. Lewis discussed such issues as the "Oil Law" that the United States wished Iraq to adopt, women in Afghanistan, and what exactly is meant by the phrase "ungoverned spaces" [land The Kike hasn't got his paws on yet?].

During the same time period, The Hour, which had a mix of news commentary and pop culture and provided a lighter fare than On the Map, became decidedly more oriented to pop culture - even though there has been some creep towards greater news commentary as the season progressed. [Kike] George Stroumboulopoulos, who had also worked with [Kike] Lewis on [Kike] MuchMusic, stated during the opening show, that the modification of format was because The Hour would now be shown right after The National (rather than before in previous seasons) when shown on the CBC main channel.

Lewis conducted a June 11, 2007 interview with political writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Lewis sharply questioned some of Ali's views - including her denial of the existence of Islamophobia, her belief that Islam was inherently misogynistic.

[Kike] Lewis compared [the kike-invented] Islamophobia to [the fiction of] Anti-Semitism, seeing both as equally real, to which Ali replied: "Racism is a universal trait, so is antisemitism, by the way. But I want us not to confuse a set of beliefs such as Islam, with ethnicity such as the hatred against Jews just because they are Jews, or against blacks just because they are black, or against gays just because of- it's something you can't do anything about. Whereas Islam is simply a set of beliefs, and it's not Islamophobic to say ... this is being done in the name of your religion."

From October 8–18, 2007, Avi Lewis hosted the ten-part documentary series Why Democracy?

Inside USA first aired on Al Jazeera television on February 8, 2008 with the episode "Politics of Race". Al Jazeera describes Inside USA as "an in-depth look at the real issues at stake in the US presidential election."

Politics Of Race (February 22, 2008) focused on the situation in New Orleans and the disenfranchising of Black voters.

Native Americans (March 1, 2008) focused on Lakota Sioux separatism, social and economic issues surrounding the Lakota Sioux, Navajo and the Shoshone peoples. The last few minutes were devoted to the role online videos play in the American election - including a clip from "Yes We Can".

Lewis was a panelist in CBC's Canada Reads, which aired on March 2–6, 2009. Canada Reads is a seasonal show in which celebrities choose a book and advocate on its behalf. He presented, and successfully defended, the winning book, Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes.

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