Yet, at one time, before 1948, Palestine was a very mixed country--32% Jewish!
In 1920, the League of Nations' Interim Report on the Civil Administration of Palestine stated that there were 700,000 people living in Palestine:
Of these 235,000 live in the larger towns, 465,000 in the smaller towns and villages. Four-fifths of the whole population are Moslems. A small proportion of these are Bedouin Arabs; the remainder, although they speak Arabic and are termed Arabs, are largely of mixed race. Some 77,000 of the population are Christians, in large majority belonging to the Orthodox Church, and speaking Arabic. The minority are members of the Latin or of the Uniate Greek Catholic Church, or--a small number--are Protestants. The Jewish element of the population numbers 76,000. Almost all have entered Palestine during the last 40 years. Prior to 1850 there were in the country only a handful of Jews. In the following 30 years a few hundreds came to Palestine. Most of them were animated by religious motives; they came to pray and to die in the Holy Land, and to be buried in its soil. After the persecutions in Russia forty years ago, the movement of the Jews to Palestine assumed larger proportions.
Wait a minute, I'm growling, growling low, too, as if I'm being handed a wolf ticket--wait a god-damn minute, don't we send "terrerists" on these secret CIA torture flights to Syria to be tortured? Since I believe al-Queda is an invention of the CIA--and if it does exist it exists with the CIA's permission and I believe Osama is a CIA agent, why couldn't these dudes be CIA-created agents on a mission to help Israel rid the world of these Arab dogs--who at one time--1948--were 32% Jewish. So why couldn't these terrerists we take to Syria to be tortured, why couldn't those dudes be turned into say Manchurian Candidate-type agents--I know, I'm growling Star Trek logic now--conspiracy logic--but, hell, man, where are these sudden revivalist al-Queda gangs coming from? I thought we'd pretty much gotten rid of all of al-Queda's hierarchy, except Osama, of course--there was a recent car bomb explosion in Pakistan--nobody seemed to find it curious--it was barely reported at all in the American press or teevee--controlled by large corporations making big war bucks off all of this intrigue and deceit and spy crap and undercover crap and torture and dungeon detentions for life, approved even by a dude like nutjob John McCain who had to endure Holy Hell torture in North VietNam during that unnecessary war imposed on us by the OIL barons, the Rockefellers especially who were convinced because of reports of untapped oil pools under the Indo-China reef, a huge reef shelf that runs all around Indo-China and especially VietNam from Nelson's geologist son, Michael, who was later eaten by cannibals in Papua New Guinea where he was also searching for oil and YES, VIRGINIA, there is OIL in Papua New Guinea and in Indonesia and god who knows how much oil is under Antarctica once we melt that big pile of junk ice--they'll melt it gradually and sell it off to the drying up areas of the world like Saharan Africa, the Rain Forests of Brazil, the deserts of Central Asia and Mongolia, and the drying up certainly of the Middle-East--hell, the drying up of Southern California, as far as that goes.
What a screwed up world.
Plus I read something today that is alarming--about a certain search engine and the power it has over those of us who use it regularly. I'm alarmed that it has stored information on every site we enter and how long we spend on these sites no matter what they are, etc. This search global corporation now has enough information collected on us individually that in case we have entered a site that later proves to be a "criminal" site and we have done business on that site we could be subject to being subpoenaed--that don't sit right with me. This Internet is getting like the streets of Baghdad these days--you never know when you make a wrong turn and end up in a questionable part of town being asked for "your papers"!
How did the smart Jews know when to bail out of Germany? Aren't the same clues currently present in this country?
Dammit, I just can't take life seriously anymore though now's when I certainly should....
It's a cartoon world, folks, but, it ain't a funny cartoon world anymore--nope, it's not the Looney Tunes or the Merry Melodies anymore--now the background music to this cartoon world is "USA, USA, Uber Alles!" Ach die lieber, Jack!
Hillary RodHAM Clinton was once on the board at Wal-Mart, the big hillbilly chain store whose headquarters are in the heartland of the Hillbilly World in Bentonville, Yeehaw, Arkansas. Hillary is a fraud. No wonder Slick Willie Jeff cheated on her. She's a cold-hearted woman. No good for man, woman, or beast.
I've always said I'd prefer Chelsea Clinton to Hillary. I'd vote for Chelsea. Like I used to like Amy Carter, I always dug Chelsea--so Chelsea Whatever Her Name Is Now for President; Amy Carter for Vice-President. While Slick Willie is constantly getting glittery praise from the Media poor old Jimmy Carter is currently getting the Media's furrowed brows and serious shaking of the head reporting; he's getting slammed for telling it like it is about this administration--Right on, Jimmy.
I can't see anything worthwhile with both Clintons--Bill gave us NAFTA and GAAT and he gave us Somalia, he got us involved in Bosnia and Serbia, and he shot missiles at Afghanistan--he hit a school and said it was Osama's training camp--destroyed (yeah sure!)--and Slick Willie kept alive the embargo of Iraq and he shot missiles into Baghdad without warning and the US Air Force was constantly flying over the country doing surveillance, bombing occasionally--remember the infrared jet-camera photos showing the missiles blowing away al-Queda encampments--OOPS, turns out they weren't encampments, one was a pharmaceutical labortory--oh hell and one was an artists neighborhood--yeah, that was Slick Willie while he was commander and chief--and also Slick Willie was the imposer of the Patriot Act on our asses--he took away more rights from us, including habeas corpus, folks, than any other president before him--and that includes the absolutely crooked Tricky Dick "Would You Buy a Used Car From This Man?" Nixon and the absolutely senile Ronnie "The Alzheimer's President" Raygun. Slick Willie cost this country tons of jobs plus he promoted the communications bill that opened up our presses and broadcasting media to the highest bidders no matter their nation of obligation--like Rupert Murdoch the Australian--Slick Willie's the president who allowed one or two companies to own 100% of our nation's radio stations--Infinity here in NYC and Clear Channel (owned by a G.W. Bush asshole buddy) in San Antonio--Infinity becoming so big it turned CBS out of the red and into the black and then became even bigger and eventually teamed with Paramount to own the broadcasting world! Despicable, isn't it! I sound like Jerry Colona. Anybody remember Jerry Colona? "On the Road to Mandolay!"
Everyday I wake up wanting peace, quiet, and loving words and I get none of those--except for the Yankees. Beat the BoSox last night!! Another game tonight!! Yankees on a roll. Praise the Lard and pass me those concession stand profits overheah, laddy buck.
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