June 29, 2016

'A World Without a World View: the condition of post-modernity'

"How do we know?: Letters to April" By Alan Macfarlane (2014).

Description of the book (Source: Amazon):
We often tend to believe that we can understand the world around us by just applying our eyes and ears to what is happening. In fact, our knowledge is filtered through many cultural and intellectual forces which shape our understanding. This short book looks at changing world views and paradigms over the last ten thousand years, from oral hunter gatherers to twenty-first century social media. It shows some of the effects of the Axial Age, Renaissance, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment and Evolutionism. This is done through a broad comparison of the East and the West.
Alan Macfarlane "taught at the Department of Social Anthropology Cambridge University for thirty-four years and is now Emeritus Professor of Anthropological Science and a Life Fellow of King's College, Cambridge." (Source: www.alanmacfarlane.com).

Video Title: 'A World Without a World View: the condition of post-modernity.' Source: ayabaya. Date Published: April 15, 2014. Description:
A talk by Alan Macfarlane in March 2014, based on a chapter of 'How do we know? Letters to April' to be published in Beijing in May 2014. Filmed and edited by Ian Middleton, technical assistant Lily Blakely.


Video Title: 'The East and the West: reflections on China and Europe.' Source: ayabaya. Date Published: April 15, 2014. Description:
A lecture given at the University of Malta in April 2014 - the first 'Professor Sir Jack Goody Lecture', by Alan Macfarlane, filmed by Sarah Harrison

June 28, 2016

X22Report: US Travel Warnings In Turkey Have Been Extended To The End Of July - Episode 1009b

Title: US Travel Warnings In Turkey Have Been Extended To The End Of July - Episode 1009b. Source: X22Report. Date Published: June 28, 2016. Description: 
FBI not informing people that they are on the IS list. State Department creating social media trolls to spread propaganda to change the narrative on social media sites. US airstrikes in Afghanistan kill innocent people. US and South Korea pushing the idea that NK missiles can reach Japan. Russia bringing in more hardware into Syria. US trained terror groups to call in airstrikes. US updates travel advisory in Turkey to the end of July.

All source links to the report can be found on the x22report.com site.

Syria: Dr. Nabil Antaki from Aleppo Demolishes Western Propaganda and Media Warmongering

The rotten war criminals in Washington, Tel Aviv, London, Ankara, and Riyadh want to see ISIS emerge triumphant in Damascus. Photo source.

Saudi, Turkish, Israeli, American, and European support for ISIS terrorists will never end. They don't care about the political and humanitarian consequences of their pro-terrorism policies like the massive refugee crisis in Europe and periodic terrorist attacks in Western countries. In fact, they welcome these consequences because they enlarge the role of the state and engender fear and paranoia in society, giving politicians more political space to pass draconian laws.

The only solution to the war in Syria and the other battlefields is total victory over ISIS and its state sponsors in the region. Anyone who argues otherwise is for genocide because the ISIS mass murderers have no time for minorities or religious heresy.

Not only will Washington, Brussels, and Tel Aviv not play a role in the victory over ISIS, but they will do everything in their power to prevent it, as Israel's military leaders have even said on record. They want ISIS to survive, and outlast their competition, damning millions to the sword of the most perverse form of Islam imaginable. 

But the bloodthirsty leaders of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan, Israel, NATO, and America are in for a rude awakening if they believe they will escape the chaos and mayhem that they have generated through their covert support for ISIS.

At a certain point people everywhere will realize that defeating ISIS is impossible without changing the evil regimes of these countries whose policies and actions have directly contributed to its rise in the last half decade.

The Western analysts, diplomats, journalists, and commentators who blame the growth of ISIS on Assad and Putin are either corrupt liars or braindead fools. They are more evil than ISIS because their reality-warping propaganda gives cover to ISIS, enabling the terrorist cult to remain in Syria and continue to mass murder anyone who disagrees with them.

Title: Syria: Dr. Nabil Antaki from Aleppo Demolishes Western Propaganda and Media Warmongering. Source: antikriegTV. Date Published: June 28, 2016. Description: 
Antikrieg TV - Syrie : un autre ├ęclairage du conflit qui dure depuis 5 ans
https://youtu.be/_2rf5DcM-t0
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Dr Antaki reinforces that President Assad’s popularity has increased rather than waned since the US NATO war against Syria began five years ago and he deconstructs much of the propaganda upon which the US and NATO base their interventionist, neo-colonialist policies.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article44912.htm

The Sensible Solution To The Syrian Refugee Crisis + Anti-Semitism In Syrian Textbooks

 

To avoid a huge culture clash in Europe Syrians refugees have to be reeducated. They have to learn to conform to European values, standards, and principles. And most of them are willing to do that if they feel welcomed by their hosts. It would be a disaster if Syrian refugees are ignored and sidelined, and left alone to become instruments of ISIS terrorism.

There is a very real fear that many refugees will be indoctrinated in Saudi-constructed mosques all across Europe. It is not a coincidence that Europe has exported a high number of ISIS terrorists to places like Syria and Iraq. European leaders have stupidly allowed the fundamentalist Saudis to build mosque after mosque and they will ultimately regret it.

The Western-backed Arab monarchies are the shame of the Muslim world and the international community. Although Erdogan is a monster whose downfall can't come quick enough at least his government has taken in Syrian refugees. 

Erdogan is cunningly using Syrian refugees as a tool to push his agenda, but he is not alone. The U.S. and its worthless allies have also cleverly used Syrian refugees as a political weapon to flood Europe and increase pro-war sentiment among the pacifistic European populations. There is no doubt that Washington has directly told Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and their other pathetic allies to not take in Syrian refugees so as to put political pressure on Europe to back their war aims and wipe out Syria. 

These scumbags who have all the money and land in the world have not taken in one single refugee. Hell, even war-torn Iraqi Kurdistan has welcomed refugees fleeing from ISIS atrocities. But the cowardly and greedy monarchs of the oil-rich lands have turned their backs. 

The day will come when they too will be overthrown. Their kingdoms will be destroyed, and their foolish allies in the Western world will be humiliated for backing them all these decades and selling them billions of dollars worth of arms that will not save them in the end.

An excerpt from, "The Syrian School System: What Syrian Refugees Learn About Jews in Class" By Ariel Silbert and Charles Jacobs, Breitbart, June 27, 2016:
The anti-Semitic canard of the Jew as the axiomatic “outsider” is consistently stressed in the Syrian textbooks examined by both Professor Landis and Dr. Groiss (the primary sources consulted for this essay). Unsurprisingly, this theme is also central to the textbooks’ view of Zionism and the modern State of Israel. Israel is never referred to as a legitimate or historically “real” nation; the Jews of antiquity and today within what is referred to as Palestine are portrayed as “occupiers” of land rightfully belonging to the Arab tribes and their descendants that the textbooks claim to be the “rightful” possessors of the geographical area. This assertion rests upon the popular claim throughout the Arab and Muslim world that virtually all the peoples of the ancient Near Eastern and North African world (such as the Assyrians, Chaldeans, Emorites, Canaanites, Berbers, etc.) were racially “Arab”. Just as during antiquity, the current Jewish “occupiers” of Palestine are foreigners and interlopers, colonialists whose appropriation of a land historically and rightfully belonging to the “native” Arab population has resulted in violence and unrest within Palestine and the region at-large.

The simplicity and consistency of this worldview, the offering of “historical” examples as an evidentiary or empirical demonstration of Jewish malfeasance, whether as parasites within foreign lands, both East and West, or as ruthless colonizers displacing and persecuting indigenous inhabitants, results in one clear message. As an 11th grade Syrian textbooks states:
The Jews spare no effort in deceiving us, being hostile towards us, denying our noble Prophet, inciting against us and distorting the Divine Books…collaborat(ing) with pagans and atheists against the Muslims because they see that Islam unveils their cunning ways and evil nature…(t)herefore, the logic of genuine justice decrees against them one verdict the carrying out of which is unavoidable. Their criminal intention should be turned against them by way of their elimination [isti’sal]. (quoted in “Islamic Education in Syria: Undoing Secularism”)
But what exactly does this “elimination” entail? What are its mechanics? Examination of the textbooks makes this clear: the waging of Jihad (“Holy War” or “struggle”) against both the Zionist occupiers of Palestine and, more broadly, anyone who poses a threat to the sanctity of Islam. 
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It still remains to be seen what impact the potential immigration of tens of thousands of Syrian to the United States will have upon the safety and security of the American Jewish community of roughly between 6 and 7 million citizens. It is, however, indisputable that virtually each and every potential Syrian immigrant has been a participant in an educational framework which presents Jews as morally corrupt, criminally-minded, and socially poisonous. Considering the uniformly negative nature of this worldview relative to Jews as a whole, the stated intentions of the current U.S. Administration to accept large numbers of such immigrants should cause immediate concern for all who regard the individual freedoms of this nation as inviolable and insuperable.
An excerpt from, "Refugees may import anti-Semitism, Jewish critic says" The Times of Israel, September 9, 2015:
The editor of the Netherlands’ largest Jewish paper warned against applying an emotion-based policy to Arab refugees, who she said may import anti-Semitism and should be settled in Gulf states.
Esther Voet, editor-in-chief of the Nieuw Israelitisch Weekblad and the previous director of CIDI, Dutch Jewry’s main lobby group, made the plea in an op-ed she published Monday on the news website jalta.nl about the European Union’s dilemma on how to deal with the arrival of tens of thousands of migrants from the Middle East in recent weeks.

Aid groups and other organizations, including Jewish communities, enlisted to help the refugees as international media published disturbing images of their plight – including the dead body of Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach after his family’s boat capsized en route from Turkey to Greece.

While the images left her “heartbroken,” Voet wrote, the reaction to them was “a light form of mass hysteria, in which it takes some courage to note that half of refugees come with an economic agenda, that single young men in search of prosperity constitute the majority of the refugee stream.”

Voet, who is a harsh critic of the Dutch far-right, said writing this in the current climate risked being labeled an extremist far-right voter. She said the United Nations should pressure “rich Gulf states” to take in refugees. 
An excerpt from, "Refugee crisis can, and must, be solved by Syria’s neighbors" By Ben Carson, The Hill, December 1, 2015:
"Syrian refugee resettlement should be concentrated in Arab countries, which are in the best position to help. The rich Persian Gulf states — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates — have the resources to provide services that refugees require. With no language barrier and no religious or cultural gaps to overcome, refugees can find new and fulfilling lives with only enough support to make the transition. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other refugee aid organizations can best use their resources to train these Gulf states to provide housing and social services effectively.

Syrians have a reputation as being very hard working, determined people, which should only enhance the overall economic health of the neighboring Arab countries that accept and integrate them into the general population. The humanitarian crisis presented by the fleeing Syrian refugees can be addressed if the nations of the world with resources would provide financial and material support to the aforementioned countries as well as encouragement. There is much beauty in Syria, and I suspect that many displaced Syrians will return there when peace is restored."

Paolo Barnard: The Truth About Brexit


Video Title: Paolo Barnard: THE TRUTH ABOUT BREXIT. Source: Democrazia Verde. Date Published: June 16, 2016. Description: 
Paolo Barnard, the most censored Italian economic journalist, reveals the truth about BREXIT and the European Union.

If you want to know the truth behind the EU and its financial dictatorship you can read the following essay "The Gravest Crime" written by Paolo Barnard for free: www.goo.gl/occL9D
"Then, for what are the Bilderberg’s men trembling for? What are the huge companies afraid of? No they're not scared of an economic loss, they are scared of the loss of control over a neo-feudal, authoritarian and anti-democratic project called the European Union." - Paolo Barnard.