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The self-inflicted cultural defenestration of what passes for Western Civilization in the United States continues apace. As George Orwell described the process in 1984 “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present…”

Ironically, even as America’s Founding Fathers are being pilloried through the prism of contemporary values, not every bit of customary behavior is being challenged. Even though the United States is going through a devastating health care and national identity crisis, the Federal Government continues to grind out legislation that is favorable to Israel and to certain Jewish interests. “The Never Again (Holocaust) Education Act,” for example, passed through the House of Representatives (H.R. 943) by a 395-3 vote followed by a unanimous vote in the Senate on S.2085 on May 13th. It will help to indoctrinate school children regarding an easily challengeable narrative of perpetual victimhood which in turn generates billions of dollars for the racist state of Israel, but it was described by Congressional supporters as merely an instrument to support the already existing educational resources at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), which is also taxpayer funded.

The House bill’s sponsor Representative Carolyn Maloney of New York preened that “Combatting hate and intolerance must always be a priority and I’m glad that the Senate agrees. Passing this bill by unanimous consent today sends a strong message that the Congress is overwhelmingly united in combatting antisemitism…” and the Senate bill’s sponsor Senator Jacky Rosen of Nevada explained how “…the Never Again Education Act will give schools needed resources to cover one of the darkest chapters in our history. Through education, we can provide insight into the past, and use it to prevent anti-Semitism now.”

If Americans Knew has documented how there were 68 pieces of legislation focused on providing goods and services to Israel in 2019, with 18 more added, identified here, so far this year. The most well known piece of legislation is S.3176, “US-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020 (To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the US-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014 to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriations of funds to Israel, and for other purposes),” which is the upper chamber’s version of House bill H.R.1837, which was passed last July. S.3176 passed out of committee on May 21st and is scheduled for a floor vote. The Senate bill was sponsored by Marco Rubio of Florida, a favorite of the Israel Lobby and its oligarch funders.

The House and Senate bills derive from an agreement entered into by President Barack Obama committing the U.S. Treasury to give Israel a minimum of $3.8 billion a year for the next ten years. The current version of the legislation has tweaked the language to make that $3.8 billion Danegeld a minimum, subject to increase as circumstances dictate. The bill also provides Israel additional military equipment off the books, funds several co-production arrangements and basically commits Washington to supporting Israel militarily even if the Jewish state starts the war.

Other pro-Israel bills include H.R.5595 – the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act (To impose additional prohibitions relating to foreign boycotts under Export Control Reform Act of 2018, and for other purposes),” which includes criminal penalties to target businesses, organizations and individuals who attempt to boycott or disrupt commercial activity operating out of Israel’s West Bank settlements. It was drafted in response to the publication of a United Nations database identifying over 100 Israeli companies doing business in illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land. S.Res. 570 “A resolution opposing and condemning the potential prosecution of United States and Israeli nationals by the International Criminal Court,” meanwhile is an attempt to block any consideration by the international court of Israeli as well as American war crimes.

Other legislation (S.3775 “The United States Israel Military Capability Act” involves developing and sharing military technology even though Israel frequently steals what is developed and H.Res.837 “Reaffirming the need for transatlantic cooperation to combat anti-Semitism in Europe” encourages European countries to do more to teach about the so-called holocaust and anti-Semitism.

But the most bizarre resolutions currently circulating on the Congressional circuit are S.3722 and H.R.6829 “To authorize funding for a bilateral cooperative program with Israel for the development of health technologies with a focus on combating COVID-19.” The respective bills were introduced on May 12th and 13th and are now in committee. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has been lobbying Congress hard by playing the China-as-threat card. The House version is consequently dubbed the “Expanding Medical Partnerships with Israel to Lessen Dependence on China Act.”

What the bills will do is establish a partnership with Israel to develop a vaccine and other medical responses to the pandemic virus. The costs will be shared, but Israel’s pharmaceutical industry will market the products, which promises to be enormously profitable if the endeavor succeeds.

And finally, there is Iran, Israel’s bête noire. On June 8th U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran’s shipping network took effect, months after they were announced in December following claims made by the State Department relating to alleged Iranian support for proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Commercial and maritime industries and even governments now risk U.S. sanctions if they do any business with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and/or its Shanghai-based subsidiary, E-Sail Shipping Company. The new sanctions are being touted by Republican Congressmen as the “toughest ever.”

So, what is the average American citizen to do confronted by an avalanche of Congressional action benefitting Israel while the United States is going through its most trying time since the Great Depression? Israeli lobbying groups like AIPAC, Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) and Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) have large budgets, hundreds of staff and full and immediate access to Congressional offices. They even write the legislation that is then rubber stamped by the House and Senate, and although they are clearly agents of Israel, they are never required to register as such under Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

One can always contact a Congress-critter and complain but that is generally speaking a waste of time. A brave man and friend of mine who was a survivor of the brutal Israeli attack on the U.S.S. Liberty in 1967 did write to his Senator and ask why, when the nation is in crisis, Congress is spending so much time and money on Israel. This was the reply he got from Senator Rick Scott of Florida:

“Thank you for contacting me regarding our greatest ally, Israel. Florida has maintained a strong relationship with Israel for many generations and I have always worked to improve policies and investments between our two countries.

During my time as Governor of Florida, I visited Israel three times. My first two visits were to promote Florida and to build international trade relationships between Israel and Florida. My third visit was for the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, for which I strongly advocated.

I also signed anti-BDS legislation, secured $2 million for security at our Jewish schools, and I opposed the reckless Iran Deal.

As your United States Senator, I will continue to work every day to protect and support our greatest ally and fight to take actions against those who wish to do them harm.

Again, thank you for your insightful correspondence. I am proud to represent every citizen in Florida and I appreciate the time you took to provide your position on this matter. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me.”

Clearly Senator Scott claims to be proud of representing “every citizen” in Florida, but he regards some citizens as more important than others. Concerning his trade missions, one might be interested in knowing what the balance of trade and job creation between Israel and Florida actually is, as these arrangements are generally heavily loaded to favor Israeli businesses and investors. Also, the good Senator might recall that it was a Florida public school that recently was on the receiving end of a mass shooting, so perhaps the money he so proudly gave to Jewish schools for security was not exactly well spent. And Scott seems to be unaware that Jewish organizations already get over 90% of Department of Homeland Security discretionary grants, so they hardly need more taxpayer money.

Acting on behalf of a foreign country, Senator Scott also is willing to shut down the First Amendment for most Americans in his zeal to crush the non-violent BDS movement. And his rejection of the “Iran Deal” demonstrates that he does not support policies that actually enhance the security of the United States, presumably out of deference to the interests of Israel and at least some of his Jewish constituents.

Finally, Senator Scott should perhaps look into the treaties that Washington has entered into with foreign powers. There is no defense treaty with Israel and the Jewish state is no ally, much less a “greatest ally.” It is, in fact, a major strategic liability, involving Americans in regional wars that need not be fought and demonstrating to all the world the risible reality of a military and economic superpower that is being led to perdition during a time of crisis by a ruthless and irresponsible client state.

(Republished from American Herald Tribune by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: BDS Movement, Iran, Israel, Israel Lobby 
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  1. chuckywiz says:

    Mr. Giraldi, you have been spared the wrath of MSM, so far. How did you manage it. Of course, You been tagged as Anti-Semite. Ironically, lot of Americans do not know that Auschwitz was liberated by USSR and not by the Allied. Thanks to Spielberg and alike. My niece in England told me that on the internet, a picture of an Israeli brave soldier squeezing a young Palestinian boy’s neck with his Kosher knee as the cop in MN did. Of course this technique was taught to American Police by the Israelis.
    Where is out rage? Anyone?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  2. Time to start sending something a bit more impressive than letters to these “representatives.” They’re obviously not getting the message.

    Would that the impetus of the “cancel culture” movement were channeled instead toward neutralizing Israel’s influence …

  3. Sean says:

    Israel is becoming less geopolitically important to the US, and Israel is becoming demographically and ethnically a Middle Eastern country. The links between Israel and America were not in law when they were strong and mutually advantageous, but now America is pivoting to confront China, the fading alliance needs to be shored up explicitly.

  4. Giraldi again shows how Jewmerica is really only a satellite of the Kazar thugs that invaded Palestine and for who’s cause the U.S. has fought two world wars costing millions of lives. The U.S. installed the Communists (Jews) in Russia and kept them in power with massive agricultural, industrial and financial aid until that scam had run it’s course so we could move on to the never ending “War On Terror” for the Zionist Jews. The Jews are still driving all the wars and behind all the conflicts destroying western society. 911 was executed by our gov. with Israeli help to drastically increase war spending and fulfill the Yinnon Plan for Greater Israel. 11 million per day in “defense” spending for Israel is just part of the fraud and sellout our shabbos goy Zionist Jew ass kissers in Congress have supplicated themselves to the Kazar Huksters for.

    As for the Holohaux Ed. Act. this shows what a bunch of cucked fools that the goyim are sending to Washington. The Jews were peddling this ridiculous lie even before the first world war. Ap. 48 newspapers printed versions of this nonsense before ww2. The Holohaux belongs in the same category (garbage) as the Anne Frank fraud. When it comes to the fake virus scam it is no surprise that the Kazar criminals want part of the action. When you have a fake virus and fake tests then you must have a fake vaccine. As far as the effectiveness and safety of vaccines overall I recommend you read Suzanne Humphries M.D. “Dissolving Illusions.” The Covid 19 scam had been planned by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2012 and exposed (see video – Harry Vox interview) in 2014. It was used now as another wealth transfer to the super rich as was done in 08-09.

    What can be said of a people that elect a Congress that is selling them off to the Zionist Jews? And this has been going on since 1913 with the passage of the central bank, another Jew masterpiece to fund permanent war and gradually eliminate the middle class all with the monopolization of credit.
    I guess the goyim have more important things to do than worry about trivial details like this. When that U.N. boot is kicking them in the ass and they are all living in Agenda 2030 they may start paying attention. It will be too late.

    • Agree: druid55
  5. Anonymous[493] • Disclaimer says:
    @chuckywiz

    They either don’t think Phil is much of a threat or they don’t want to raise his profile. Probably a combination of both.

    • Replies: @AnonStarter
  6. Senator Jacky Rosen has a point: schools do need ‘resources to [un]cover one of the darkest chapters in our history’. Steadfastly honest reportage and historiography could illuminate the actual realities – all of them – and at last, mistakes could begin to be painstakingly and painfully rectified.
    Dark chapters need to be rescued from their darkness.

  7. @Anonymous

    they don’t want to raise his profile

    This.

    “Any publicity is good publicity.” ~ P.T. Barnum

    • Replies: @AnonStarter
  8. @AnonStarter

    Correction: “There is no such thing as bad publicity.” ~ P.T. Barnum

  9. There are about 9.3 million U.S. veterans between the ages of 50 and 74 (of 18.8 million, ref. below).

    Q: Are most of them highly intelligent, well read in history, and well informed about the workings of USG and world affairs?
    A: It wasn’t a serious question.

    Q: What about 2% of them?
    A: It is unfathomable that any less than this are exceptional people, among America’s best and brightest, with a keen interest in the future of their nation.

    2% of 9.3M = 186k

    So, 200,000 fit, bright, well informed Americans, mostly men. They have some clue how the world works, who the very bad guys are, and who are the relatively good guys. Some have experienced combat, and nearly all appreciate its repercussions.

    Many of these veterans have kids and grandkids in the military, with all its obligations and risks, particularly in the event of the outbreak of hostilities. Many of these veterans have kids and grandkids not in the military but otherwise productively employed, and subject to taxation supporting the roughly $1T/year military budget, and the national debt, etc.

    I suppose Mr. Giraldi wishes the high ability, pro-social veterans found his arguments and conclusions compelling, and that these veterans did not immediately recognize his reckless revisionist diatribes as incitement to nascent domestic terrorists, and as crude apologia for aggressive, ambitious freedom-loathing mafia states, and designed to appeal to the base instincts of paranoid castaways and fantasists, and exhibiting a gravely distorted vision of what the best of America is trying to achieve.

    (Ref: https://www.va.gov/vetdata/veteran_population.asp ; Population Tables, The Nation, Age/Gender ==> 1L_VetPop2016_National.xlsx ==> Row 11, Cols I-M)

    • Agree: AaronB
    • Troll: AnonStarter
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    , @druid55
  10. @04398436986

    I suppose Mr. Giraldi wishes the high ability, pro-social veterans found his arguments and conclusions compelling, and that these veterans did not immediately recognize his reckless revisionist diatribes

    Let’s see, he cites bill numbers, quotes a letter from a Senator, and accurately describes AIPAC’s status. And you call that a revisionist diatribe? Sounds like a) “revisionist” is a terror word for you, because b) it is laughably misapplied here, meaning c) you fear accurate history,

    as incitement to nascent domestic terrorists,

    because d) if every Gentile knew the truth, every Gentile would be a “domestic terrorist”.

    and as crude apologia for aggressive, ambitious freedom-loathing mafia states,

    haha, you’ve perfectly described a certain apartheid state who did 9/11 to dupe us into destroying countries who were no threat to us (Bring ’em home Donald!)

    and designed to appeal to the base instincts of paranoid castaways and fantasists,

    paranoid? you mean like seeing a Nazi under every Gentile bed?

    and exhibiting a gravely distorted vision of what the best of America is trying to achieve.

    And what is that “best of America” trying to achieve?

  11. anonymous[202] • Disclaimer says:

    As factual as these updates are I feel like talking about downsides of Israel is going nowhere. People just don’t seem to care. Maybe the only way to get anything done is through indirect action. As you pointed out, if there is national healthcare then the military budget is going to get gutted. Israel will have to figure out another path that doesn’t count on US military intervention on their behalf against Iran.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
    , @AnonStarter
  12. Truth3 says:

    When White Christians finally lose everything, down to the last bread crumb, and they attempt to revolt, they will be crushed by Jew led Black Police using all manner of weapons.

    See what happens when you opt for bread and circuses instead of true citizenship?

  13. Truth3 says:

    Rick Scott is a scumbag traitor. Always has been, always will be.

    Scumbags need to be reviled. Rotten eggs are too good for him and his kind.

  14. @anonymous

    National healthcare for all will be paid for with funny money from the Fed. Should a national healthcare system become instantiated, military spending will likely go up as a rider on the healthcare bill and will also just be added to the deficit spending keeping the clown show going.

    When currency can be created by a few keystrokes and spend into the system, there is no limit to the insanity our ‘representatives’ won’t consider and then implement.

    What will bring down the military spending is hyperinflation and that is on the way. When the real rioting starts because of food shortages and not enough money to purchase sufficient quantities, that’s when a new set of priorities surfaces.

    No empire has lasted forever and the Fed Gov is circling the drain right now. Soon, there will be no Fed Gov and the states will become new smaller countries. That’s when change gets a real chance to occur when the Fed Gov monopoly implodes.

    • Agree: Truth3
    • Thanks: AnonStarter
  15. Trinity says:

    All the shabbos goy parrot the line about Israel being (((our))) greatest ally, but they never give you examples of why or how Israel attained that title. What exactly has Israel and/0r Jews ever done for America other than USE her, ABUSE her, STEAL from her, SPY on her, ATTEMPT TO DOMINATE her, LITERALLY ATTACK her in the case of the USS Liberty, etc, etc.

    Does this sound like an ally or a friend to you? And this doesn’t even take into account the things or events that Israel is suspected to have been involved in. We all know that Israel is highly suspect in the 9-11 attacks and even IF they weren’t directly involved they apparently had knowledge of the attacks beforehand. See “Dancing Shlomos” for details.

    WHY do America and other traditionally White nations kneel to a nation who only wish to take from them. Israel is a taker, not a giver, IT gives NOTHING BUT GRIEF and is nothing but a thorn in America’s side, so lets drop the, “our greatest ally” bullshit. Israel GIVES AMERICA NOTHING while America can’t seem to do enough for Israel. Sick, sick, sick….

    • Agree: druid55
  16. anonymous[202] • Disclaimer says:

    Republishing what Giraldi wrote seven years ago on military empire v. national healthcare.

    Americans choosing healthcare over military expenditures, arguing irrelevantly but emotionally that “voters and politicians care more about middle-class seniors than about poor children,” a contention he then expands by observing that “as the federal government becomes a health care state” Chuck Hagel will “supervise the beginning of America’s military decline.” Brooks calls it “choosing welfare over global power.”

    And his argument about “military decline” borders on the ridiculous, as he does not even attempt to make a case for the United States maintaining a million men and women in the armed forces. If the purpose of the U.S. military is to defend the nation, it would have the capability to do so even if it were half as large as it is now.

    https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/hagel-healthcare-and-military-decline/

  17. @anonymous

    As factual as these updates are I feel like talking about downsides of Israel is going nowhere. People just don’t seem to care.

    That’s the way it’s been with every voice crying in the wilderness. It’s an immutable phenomenon of humankind: most people just don’t seem to care.

    Which doesn’t make the voice any less significant. Silence it voluntarily or otherwise and we’re that much worse for the lack of it.

    Maybe the only way to get anything done is through indirect action.

    I’ve long said that Americans are less likely to affect change in the larger spheres (e.g. D.C.) than they are at the very local level, beginning with themselves. Personal boycotts of companies partnering with Israel (e.g. Hewlett-Packard, Home Depot, etc.) would be a nice start. Eliminating television and online venues from which the usual suspects profit are other important measures.

    For the more ambitious, I’ve pointed to communities such as Kiryas Joel as a template of what might be accomplished for those seeking an ideologically homogeneous township. It isn’t that I agree with the substance of the worldview they espouse, but rather, the construct of government they have established by their collective effort has allowed them a measure of control over housing, education, etc. that is impressive in relation to other local polities.

    The catch: you can’t do this is cities. Get used to living a rural life, which is far better for your long-term well-being anyways.

    In short, if you can’t beat them, leave them to the extent you can. Rural America is ripe for this kind of revival.

    • Replies: @Reality bites
  18. @AnonStarter

    The Hassids are all on the dole from the US taxpayer.

    • Replies: @AnonStarter
  19. @Reality bites

    The Hassids are all on the dole from the US taxpayer.

    Anyone who benefits from social welfare programs (e.g. SNAP, HEAP, etc.) is “on the dole” according to those who imagine that said programs should be unequivocally eliminated.

    But whether or not those programs are wrongfully exploited is entirely irrelevant here.

    It is not necessary for a community to receive assistance from such programs to accomplish greater governmental autonomy. It is necessary, however, to proceed under the aegis of a non-profit religious institution, even if the community does not consider itself religious per se.

    Not an easy sell for those too acclimated to their current way of life, but it is a viable option.

  20. druid55 says:
    @04398436986

    You, Aaron B, A123, Fran Tubbyman – allon the same Zio page – infiltrators!

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