Saarwellingen Jazz Workshop/Festival – German TV’s report

August 18, 2017  /  Gilad Atzmon

Our annual music gathering in Saarwellingen was a great success. We packed the room night after night. We had many new students and some new teachers. For some of us this workshop  is a very consuming and demanding  job, yet a precious time. I am proud to be the art director of this project – it feels like a family gathering. I would like to use this opportunity to thank the team, Conni, Gudrun, the students, the community and the many supportive music lovers.

Gilad

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From Richard Spencer to Otto Weininger

August 19, 2017  /  Gilad Atzmon

By Gilad Atzmon

Richard Spencer is correct (video above), there is no categorical difference between the skin-colour oriented Alt Right and the Jewish State – a state guided by the delusional concept of ‘Jewish Race.’  Worse, there is also no real difference between Spencer’s white-centric views and Jewish ‘anti’ Zionist’s Judeo-centrism. Jewish anti Zionists such as JVP, like Zionists, claim racially oriented political identities. Neither Spencer nor Mustafa from Gaza can become JVP board members primarily because they aren’t racially qualified.

This leaves open the question why, if Richard Spencer and Jewish ID politics both adhere to biologically oriented factions, then what is the basis of the Jewish orchestrated attacks on Spencer and his views? If the Jewish political discourse is exceptionalist by nature, why are Jewish political institutions so quick to denounce other people celebrating their own cultures?

One possible answer was provided by the great Otto Weininger who gathered in the early 20th century that “we only hate in others what we do not wish to be, and what notwithstanding we are partly.” The Jews who savagely criticise Spencer and white nationalism, probably do so because it is their own racial supremacy which they find impossible to deal with. When JVP and the ADL are brave enough to reflect upon their own exclusive exceptionalism, they may find the appropriate intellectual and political means to deal with White nationalism.

Once we internalise Weininger’s crucial insight, we may be ready to grasp the extent of the violence we saw in Virginia last week. Both the Soros’ funded front (Antifa, Black lives Matter, LGBTIAP groups etc.) and white Nationalists are identitarian groups whose members identify with their biology: skin colour, gender, sex orientation. They may well despise in each other that which they hate in themselves. The outcome is vile and repugnant violence on a spectacular scale.

Yet, ii is crucial to mention that while left identitarian politics is always biologically orientated on the verge of biological determinism (something that may result in a clear cognitive dissonance), a number of white nationalist intellectuals define ‘whiteness; in cultural, spiritual and metaphysical terms rather than by biology. They refer to the European heritage of: science, philosophy, literature, music and so on. They often say, if Jews can celebrate their heritage, we should also be able celebrate that which is precious to us; from pre-Socratic to Heidegger, Palestrina to Wagner, from Homer to Celine and so on.

For me, true diversity is an open exchange, a battle of ideas. It includes the ability to live in peace with that which is beyond my understanding. I have dedicated my life to the study of black and Arabic music: art forms that were initially foreign to my ears and my culture. For me, black lives matter, black culture is my bread and butter, but white and Arab cultures are, at least as crucial. It is Stravinsky meeting Africa that brought forth John Coltrane’s Giant Steps. It is the thought of Coltrane’s rebellious sound that inspired me to Palestinise my music in the name of freedom, ethics and justice.

What we saw in Virginia was the disgusting face of postmodern ‘diversity’ shifting into a crude murderous intolerance. It was the true face of the new left dystopia namely the ‘tyranny of correctness.’  A stab at the heart of Western ethos.  We, the people, are forced tofight meaningless  sectarian battles instead of focusing on peace and harmony. We forgot that loving our neighbour and turning the other cheek is where the West came to realise itself as a meaningful adventure. Let’s say NO to ID politics of all forms. Let us start again searching for the elementary – that which makes us all human. Let’s love in others that which we love in ourselves.

Gilad Atzmon’s book Being In Time: A Post Political Manifesto is available now on: Amazon.co.ukAmazon.com and gilad.co.uk.   

 

Who Keeps Americans in the Dark?

August 17, 2017  /  Gilad Atzmon

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By Gilad Atzmon

 Earlier this week, senior Tablet magazine writer Yair Rosenberg pointed out in a  Washington Post article that the White nationalists who gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia targeted the Jews.  

“ They (the White Nationalists) immediately went after the Jews,” Rosenberg writes. They “chanted anti-Semitic and Nazi slogans, including “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us” — all crafted to cast Jews as foreign interlopers who need to be expunged. The attendees proudly displayed giant swastikas and wore shirts emblazoned with quotes from Adolf Hitler. One banner read, “Jews are Satan’s children.”

This is an important and genuine observation by Rosenberg. He suggests that the white nationalists are fully aware that that they are in a battle with ‘the Jews.’  The Jews also seem to acknowledge that they are at war with the White Nationalists and that this broad category includes the American President* who according to the Jewish press took side with the ‘Nazis’.

It seems that the American people are the only ones who are kept in the dark. They seem baffled by this spectacle of hatred that threatens to escalate into a new civil war. The Americans are told by their media that this is a race war: White vs. Black, slavery apologists vs. peace loving liberals, White Lives Matters vs. Black Lives Matter and so on. But if Rosenberg is right and this is a war between ‘the Jews’ and the ‘White Nationalists,’ why do the American media attempts to conceal it?

If you hate racism, as you should,  but also brave enough to look for an answer, you may grasp how volatile the situation is. Those who read Jewish history aren’t surprised by the current developments. It has all been building for quite a while.

Gilad Atzmon’s book Being In Time: A Post Political Manifesto is available now on: Amazon.co.ukAmazon.com and gilad.co.uk.   

* Jewish Voice for Peace sent an e-mail to its subscribers stating the following:

“The President of the United States just stood at a podium and defended white supremacists.”

The JTA, the ADLYNET and the Forward all repeated the same line of thought – this is a war between ‘White Neo Nazis backed by their apologetic President and the Jews.

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The Holocaust of Truth

 Gilad Atzmon on Windows On The World

Discussesing the Zionist hate campaign, the shut down of free speech and his new book Being in Time.

Gilad Atzmon’s book Being In Time: A Post Political Manifesto is available now on: Amazon.co.ukAmazon.com and gilad.co.uk.   

 

Gilad Atzmon sings Hava Nagilah (video)

In this video Gilad Atzmon sings Hava Nagilah but also addresses some ludicrous Zionist accusations.  This video was taken 10 minutes before Will McClure was subject to an anti Atzmon attack in proximity to the Albion Beatnik Bookstore in Oxford (during the break)
https://youtu.be/AhpaLAQNaZs

On Tribal Vindictiveness

August 07, 2017  /  Gilad Atzmon

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Introduction by GA: Last night Will McCulre was attacked by a Zionist operator that aimed to hurt me physically. We are witnessing an orchestrated aggressive campaign led by a few Jewish bodies such as CAA and Jewdas.

The following are emails sent a few days ago in an attempt to jeopardise one of my London gigs. The first mounts pressure on the venue. The second and third were sent in an attempt to intimidate one of my bandmates. You will find no attempt to substantiate any of the phantasmic accusations levelled against me. The link provided is nothing short of a Zionist rant that doesn’t produce a single piece of evidence whatsoever.  The last email  celebrates the hope that I am destined to poverty. It suggests I learn to eat rice mix with cat food.  

These tactics and language are foreign to our art and music culture.  My detractors better take them back to Israel.  

1. Email to a London Venue

Please cancel your upcoming event with known neo-nazi supporter and Holocaust denier Gilad Atzmon. I have visited your venue on many occasions but I prefer not to be associated with organisations or venues who associate with racists.

2. Email to a London Venue

Hi there,

I’m writing to express my disappointment and anger that you are providing a platform to Gilad Atzmon next ****. Mr Atzmon is a renowned anti-semite and holocaust denier whose writing serves to mitigate and promote rhetoric that actively endangers Jews in this country and around the world. He advocates damaging ideas about Jews and Judaism identical to those embraced by the far right, including the idea of Jewish conspiracies to control the media/the economy/the world. If you’d like to know a bit more about the kinds of people he’s good friends with, simply have a look for Horst Mahler (former attorney for the German Nationalist Party and founder of an organisation to support holocaust deniers).

I find it hard to believe that you would knowingly offer your stage to an open anti-semite and holocaust denier, so I assume good faith on your part. In light of the information I’ve provided you with, I encourage you to cancel Gilad Atzmon’s performance, and to refuse to engage with him in the future. Anti-semitic conspiracies theories and those who promote them deserve no place in London’s music scene, and in this case actions speak much louder than words.

Yours,

*** ****** (name removed for considerations of privacy)

 

3. Email to a bandmate

Hi
I’m a fan of yours, I see that you are playing in my neighbourhood / a Jewish neighbourhood in AugustMaybe you don’t know how deep Gilad’s links to the far right go, but seriously guy, this is totally not ok, I don’t care how well he plays the horn, the guy is a bona-fide holocaust denier and poisonous.

http://www.searchlightmagazine.com

This isn’t about free speech and jazz transcending…. jazz is a form of protest, civil rights and escaping oppression, Gilad is friends with some totally messed up hate mongers.
Anyway, I’m contacting you to hope I can change your mind, maybe have a conversation with Gilad, ask him and see how vehemently he denies it, it’s a conspiracy he’ll say, like all good antisemites… us jews run the world and he’s a voice of dissent… seriously he’s a whack job.
Judge a person by the company he keeps, the article I shared, should give you enough info but otherwise do your own digging, you’ll see for yourself.
Anyway, sorry to be bummer, but somethings are more important than summer breeze.
*** ***** (name removed for considerations of privacy)

4.  Rice and cat food.

Hi Gilad,I’ve been following the stories of your financial demise. So sorry. You may have to go back to doing weddings. Just not Jewish ones. (You actually performed at a wedding of friends of ours- the many years ago).

In the meantime, I can e.mail you some recipes that might help you save some money. Like a recipe for instant rice and cat food.. One of my favorites.

 

Wishing you the best,

Shlomo Ken Quinn

First Violent Attack Against Jazz Audience

August 07, 2017  /  Gilad Atzmon

Drummer Will McClure (73) who attended my concert last night was subject to an attack outside my concert by some anti Atzmon hooligans. He was injured in his eye and suffered a shock.

A week ago, Oxford Albion Beatnik Book Shop that hosted my concert received a threatening letter from Stephen Silverman (CAA). Silverman hinted that something may happen unless the club surrendered to his demand and cancelled the concert.  Tonight we saw the first violent attack against Jazz audience. Will was bleeding from his eye for an hour.

We had a packed room in Oxford, I can assure you, they were not impressed.  Brits do not like to see their little cosy Oxford turning into a battle zone. If the CAA is genuinely concerned with antisemitsm it better go out of its way to make sure that such an event never occurs because as things stand, the Campaign Against Antisemitsm (CAA) together with other Jewish organisations such as Jewdas are introducing violence and hooliganism to British arts scene. This is unacceptable and it won’t be tolerated!

I should mention that the Jewish members of the audience were devastated and embarrassed by it all, They insisted to disassociate themselves from this unfortunate event.

The police are involved

Update: July 7 10 AM GMT. Will couldn’t open his eyes this morning.. He is now back in hospital

The following message was left by Will’s wife on my FB page; 

Ann Saxton Mac I hope the person responsible for throwing the egg tonight that was obviously intended for Gilad Atzmon reads this. You see I am the wife of the person you assaulted with the egg. We are not from this country but here on holiday from New Zealand. We first met Gilad 17 years ago when we attended a concert in London & over the years whenever we have traveled we have managed to catch Gilad performing in several different countries. My husband is 73 years old & also a musician. He did not deserve this attack & neither did Gilad or any other person.. The egg struck my husband in the eye. The egg shell shattered & penetrated his eye cutting the eye ball causing it to bleed. He eye sight is badly affected & there is great swelling to his eye socket & no doubt by morning it will be bruised & black & blue. However you will not get away with this the Police are now involved, Your car will be identified by CCTV footage & we will press for criminal charges to be laid & hold you financially responsible for all medical expenses & any physical or emotional damage caused by this random act of stupidity. What you did tonight was nothing short of cowardly behaviour & you should be thoroughly ashamed of what you have done & the harm you have caused my husband. I have been married to this lovely gentle man for 52 years & he really did not deserve this to happen to him. If you had the decency you would admit responsibility & apologize in person but from your behaviour tonight I doubt if you would have the guts to do so, Shame on you whoever you are I hope you are proud of your actions. If you were my son or daughter I know what I would do to you.

Denni Harrison is the owner of Albion Book Shop. He was subject to pressure by the CAA. The following message was left on my FB page:

Dennis Harrison I have hosted Gilad Atzmon perhaps 30 times in ten years, many venues, music and talk. Never ever any hint of problem from audience or any outside (never protesters). Only after receiving a letter from the ‘enforcement’ officer of the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA), who has an “understanding that protests… are likely,” do I have trouble. Silverman did not issue a threat, but I draw my own conclusions. The CAA is a sham charity with no conviction that seeks to get others to do its dirty work for them; it believes that “individuals should be at the forefront of the fight,” so should be held accountable for this serious and violent crime upon an innocent bystander.

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