The 104-page November edition of JOHNSTONE is dedicated solely to the ongoing genocide in Gaza, because quite frankly that’s all we could think about this month. Each day has served up new and fresh horrors for our eyeballs as the worst massacre of this century dovetailed with social media and we all found ourselves with a front seat to rolling atrocities.
Michael Hudson has deeply studied the Torah in his role as the world's foremost Economic Historian: Were the Biblical Prophets Anti-Semitic?
By a sleight-of-hand like that of a stage magician trying to distract the audience’s attention from what really is happening, Netanyahu has evoked what he claims to be a Biblical excuse for Israeli genocide. But what he pretends to be a covenant in the tradition of Moses is a vicious demand by the judge and grey eminence Samuel telling Saul, the general whom he hopes to make king: “Now go and smite Amalek [an enemy of Israel], and totally destroy everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys” (1 Samuel 15:3).
These were not the Lord’s own words, and Samuel was no Moses. And there was no blanket promise to back the Jews regardless of their behavior...
..Today’s modern Zionism is at odds with the Jewish Bible. That is understandable given that its ideology comes from a very secular group despite its recent takeover by self-identified orthodox Jews. The rhetoric used by Netanyahu is a travesty when one notes how the Jewish Bible proclaimed that wealth and property were to be distributed equitably, not concentrated in the hands of an oligarchy. Exodus 23:1 and 9 give the following insight into how aliens – the Palestinians of their day – were to be treated: “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong,” but “lay down the law of justice and mercy: Do not oppress an alien; you yourselves know how it feels to be aliens, because you were aliens in Egypt.”
Is it justice and mercy to shut off water, food, medicine and fuel to an entire population and level or damage half of its buildings and most of its critical infrastructure including entire swarths of homes? Is it justice and mercy to force hospitals to shut down, bomb ambulances, and drop six 2,000 pound bombs on a refugee camp?
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Is there some rule that those who are bullied will inevitably outdo the original bully? It begs further questions.
The connection between these deaths and the Ukrainian debacle where Putin is ostensibly de Nazifying his brotherly neighbors? Why is it the Russian combatants call the Ukrainian's "Germans". Oh you didn't hear about that on CNN did you?
When you look at where the actual German economy is headed, who is their biggest adversary? The guys who built a pipeline to help guarantee the German economic future, or the ones who blew it up?
For God's sake we have tape of the highest US authorities promising to destroy Germany's future, yeah that self same pipeline! Can you trust your own senses on that and give up the Russians did it trope? Is there any history that might suggest the West loves to see Germans hating Russians? DUH
So sure, blow up hospitals, ambulances and children in the name of racial superiority, gosh that sounds just like that fellow from WW II. Just don't expect us to supply your soldiers anymore, we all got the shots and useless is our name.
Finally a prayer. Dear God can you help those who took an oath to protect us from all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC, to do their fucking job already.
Yeah, certainly asking too much. How's about you stop the effete Garchs from euthanizing innocents? True, what have I done for you lately. Ok, can I die in a way that suits your plan and no, please don't send any clergy to tune me up.
Let's get our FACTS straight:
From Charlie Kirk.
A new poll by the Arab World for Research and Development, a Palestinian research org, finds that 75% of Palestinians support the Hamas terrorist attacks on October 7
Hamas official Ghazi Hamad has said they will repeat October 7-like attacks until Israel is annihilated.
"River to the Sea" is a call to genocide and to destroy Israel — ignore any claims that it's not. If it wasn't about genocide, they'd pick a new slogan.
A two-state solution has been offered to Hamas and Palestinians multiple times — 4 times in the last 20 years alone. Every time, it's been rejected in favor of more terrorism and more war.
The Hamas charter openly calls for genocide and the destruction of Israel. Keeping this charter has repeatedly been what keeps Hamas from making peace.
There was a cease-fire on Oct 6 that Hamas broke on Oct 7.
In an unprovoked attack, Hamas killed 1,400 Jews; took 241 Israeli, US, and EU citizens hostages, wounded 5,300, and fired more than 10,000 rockets at Israel.
Why did they do this? One reason was pure bloodlust, but the other was precisely to invite an Israeli attack, so they could wail and act the victim.
Hamas's entire strategy is to max out victimhood. They commit horrible atrocities so that Israel will beat up on them, and then they complain about how helpless they are and how many civilians are in danger — when Hamas intentionally puts those civilian lives at risk for political gain.
There is ZERO moral equivalency between Hamas and Israel.