Making America great… again?

May 16, 2017

by Ghassan KadiMaking America great… again?

The more pre-election, post-election and even post-inauguration promises that President Trump breaks, the harder he makes it for himself to “Make America Great again”. But this narrative herein is not based on the political rhetoric and broken promises, rather, it is about a hypothetical scenario that questions if America is realistically able to bring Trump’s slogan to fruition.

“Make America Great Again” is a catch phrase that implies a restoration process of a bygone station of greatness. So before one explores the chances of success of such an ambition, one ought to go back to the basics of how and when America was great in the first place.

Admittedly, America has historically been a country of dreams for many. The pop culture of the 1960’s has even had songs about wanting to live in America and surfing USA. The dream has been realistic and fathomable, especially for Europeans who wanted to seek a better life, and thus the flow of migration began as soon as settlement began, and that flow was later on mirrored by the rest of the world, and it did not stop as yet.

But historically also, America was never a dream for its native people; quite the contrary. The influx of white migrants into America has resulted in one of the greatest, bloodiest and definitely the longest lasting genocides that spanned for over four whole centuries.

As for the young African men and women, even boys and girls, who were raided and stolen from their tribes and villages, taken away from their parents, loved ones and friends, to be sold and traded as slaves, put to hard labour, raped and killed, there was nothing for them to dream for at all in regard to America.

A dream for some and a nightmare for others, it would be hard to say that defining America as a dream has ever been a description that has been ubiquitously endorsed during its early-mid stages of nation-building. Did the global consensus change later on?

As the new nation that became known as the United States of America became independent in the late eighteenth century, another century later, it suffered from a brutal civil war and the new nation was not really able to stand on its feet and have its place on the global scene until the union was saved and Lincoln managed to pass his 13th amendment.

As a result, America prospered, and later on, late in the nineteenth century, America became the biggest global economy, and in hindsight, the few decades that followed up until WWI, America came the closest ever to being great at different levels. President Woodrow Wilson made it clear that the USA did not join the war for any gain of territory or to build an empire. He was instrumental in setting up the “League of Nations”, the predecessor of the UN.

All the while ignoring that the 13th amendment did not stop racial segregation and we shouldn’t, ignoring that racial inequality persisted and we also shouldn’t, was this short period, the few decades spanned in between the presidencies of Lincoln and Truman enough to classify America as a great nation?

To answer this properly, we must define greatness from a humane perspective. After all, if we allow ourselves to base greatness on wealth, we will have to accept that the Rothschilds, the Soroses and the Rockefellers are the greatest people on earth, but are they? Who is a greater person George Soros or Jonas Salk who invented the anti-polio Salk vaccine and donated it to the world and refused to take any royalties?

The real greatness of people and nations ought to be gauged by their contribution to humanity, easing its pain, spreading knowledge, spearheading liberation and enlightenment, and not by their wealth.

Or is greatness a subject of might?

The post-WWII era in which America was elevated to the level of the world’s first nuclear power and most powerful nation, has left behind a legacy of wars that began in Korea and went on unstopped to Syria and counting, and has left a trail of destruction, tens of millions of civilians killed, mostly from impoverished developing countries. Economies were destroyed, infrastructures decimated, which again begs the question, how and when exactly was America ever great?

Whilst America did offer great opportunity for a great number of select people for a great number of years, based on the proper and relevant criteria of greatness, it can be fair to say that America was never really great.

Surely, many people were attracted to America to go and live there and partake in the big “American Dream”, be able to buy a Chevy, buy a house in the suburbs and send their kids to the best schools and universities in the world, all the while have the best doctors and hospitals at their beck and call. But in reality, what is the percentage of Americans who were able to afford those luxuries even during the years of economic boom?

Whilst it might be true to say that in the 1950’s – 1970’s or so, America might have had a living standard that was higher than most other nations, the standard is shrinking at an alarming rate. With nearly 50 million Americans currently on food stamps, it becomes imperative to realize that today’s USA is a country that is wrought with poverty.

But poverty is not America’s only current problem, and when Trump claims that he wants to” Make America Great Again”, assuming he means it, one wonders if he is simply talking about rebuilding America’s financial prowess.

So if Trump’s take on greatness stops with money, how far can the best ever financial reform process go? Not that there is any sign of it coming from the Trump administration, not that we can see that he is keeping his word by putting America first and stopping all wars, but we must remember that we are looking at a hypothetical situation here, one that has nothing to do with Trump.

In other words, is America able to become great again if Trump was indeed serious about his promise?

The formal and declared American debt stands at nearly $20 trillion dollars, and if calculated on a per capita basis, the figure amounts to $60,000 per every man, woman, and child. But this debt is the tip of the iceberg. With collapsing infrastructure like roads, dams, river levees, schools, airports etc, the restoration of those public facilities constitutes overhead costs that are not budgeted for. They are simply ignored and allowed to decay and rot. These are referred to as “unfunded liabilities”.

It is hard to put an accurate figure on the value of those unfunded liabilities and the estimates vary greatly from a low of $150 trillion to a high of $350 trillion. At the higher estimate figure, the individual debt balloons to nearly $9 million, again, for every man, woman and child. But even at the lower end, the per capita figure is shyly short of $4 million.

When we make balance sheets we have to look not only at liabilities, but also at assets. The estimate of America’s total assets is another elastic figure that also varies from $300 to $550 trillion. That said, if the liabilities figure is indeed in the vicinity of the high $350 trillion figure and that of assets is in the vicinity of the low $300 trillion, then America could well and truly be literally insolvent.

We must remember here that even if the high $550 trillion figure is the correct figure of assets, it does not truly mean much because much of the sub-estimates are based on untapped natural and human resources and are based on today’s value of commodities that can easily crash.

Apart from material assets, there was a time when people around the world talked about “the latest thing from America”. America was the world centre of research and development and innovation in all fields of science and technology, but today’s America does not produce enough engineers, doctors and scientists who can bear the load of a techno-financial revolution that can take America out of the trouble it is facing. When we look today at developments such as China’s massive ultra-fast railway, we can foresee that we are not far from talking about “the latest thing from China”.

On the other hand, the slick, “low budget”, and highly advanced Russian military technology has given America a run for its money. The Russians have been playing their game very smartly, exposing the Americans to a taste of what’s up their sleeve, and –God forbid- in the event of a major escalation between the two super powers, America may find itself with bases and fleets exposed as sitting ducks facing an invisible enemy. It is highly likely that the Russians are not trying to “show off”; as it were, but they are sending strong and clear messages of deterrence to their “American partners”.

Back to economy, it seems likely, as a matter of fact we can safely say that it is highly probable that the demise of the American economy has gone too far and beyond repair. It is also possible that Trump has come to this realization after his inauguration, and that after reaching this realization, he made his U-turn on his promises on the basis that all he has left up his sleeve is a stash of nukes and a mighty war machine.

To reconsider the definition of greatness, does President Trump believe that might alone brings greatness and that by escalating the global bullying role of the United States of America he is going to “Make America Great Again”?

America is certainly a nation that has the highest military budget, largest navy and more off-shore military basis than the rest of the world combined, it has had the world’s biggest economy for many decades and continues to enjoy this status, but has never been a great nation that has spread knowledge and wisdom to the rest of the world. It has used its military might in the past to pillage poor countries and its current financial woes are literally impossible to resolve.

But when it comes to military matters, what is pertinent is that most, if not all, American military ventures have failed to achieve their objectives. After reaching a stale-mate in Korea, a total defeat in Vietnam, after two decades into the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq, America is still incapable of gaining the upper hand on the ground.

So if the military is the only trump card left up Trump’s sleeve in order to “Make America Great Again”, on what grounds is he basing his assumption that he can confront and subdue Russia and China combined given that the 125,000 strong American army that invaded Iraq in 2003 was not even able to control the streets of Baghdad?

Ironically, Obama and Trump have both won their campaigns using slogans that are based on desperation; from “Yes We Can” to “Make America Great Again”, the slogans were effectively used to lure in voters who cognize that America is in deep trouble and needs a saviour. Obama has failed and left America with twice the official debt that he inherited on his inauguration day, and Trump will not be able to do much, because like a rusty old car, America is too far gone, and I feel sorry for the good people of America, and there are many of them, including some very good and dear personal friends.


Gilad Atzmon on Muhammad and Friends (Nation of Islam)

Being a guest on Munir Muhammad’s TV show is always the highlight of my American tours. We spoke about everything, Israel, Palestine, Jewish power, poverty, Trump and the workless class…

To catch Gilad in the USA

Announcement Of Nationally Coordinated Prisoner Workstoppage September 9, 2016

Judaism and Black Skin

By Gilad Atzmon

The above Hebrew news item reports on the hierarchy of Goyim within the Judaic universe. Apparently Black skin is bad but fortunately Chinese eyes are Kosher.

The reports tells the story of a rabbinical Jew who wanted to divorce his wife because he married her unaware that she was of Chinese origin. He complained to the rabbi that their children inherited Asian eye features.  The Rabbi ruled that Chinese eyes are not a defect, unlike Black skin which is.

One of his Rabbinical students asked the Rabbi, what would be the Rabbinical attitude in a case in which the children were born Black.  The rabbi answered that the ruling would have been different because Blacks are cursed by the Curse of Ham.

The Curse of Ham refers to an edict issued by the biblical Noah. In the Book of Genesis, Ham sees his father naked and drunk in his tent. Noah finds out and curses Ham the father of the  Canaanites. Some people of the Abrahamic religions believe Blacks to be the descendants of Ham.  The “curse of Ham” has been used by some to justify racism and the enslavement of people of African ancestry.

It has been argued that contemporary Judaism strongly disagrees with the racist interpretation of the Curse of Ham. But the contemporary  Orthodox Rabbi quoted above quite clearly endorses the most reprehensible racist interpretation of the Curse of Ham. He clearly believes that dark skin is a ‘defect’ because it is the outcome of a curse.

Professor Tony Martin produced a scholarly examination of the Curse of Ham, and as a result of his work, he was subjected to an orchestrated Jewish onslaught. His conclusions were spot on as there is a theological Judaic racist bigotry towards black skin. The Rabbi quoted above is very clear on that point. This bigotry towards Blacks is reflected in the Jewish State’s attitude toward African refugees and Ethiopian Jews. Professor Martin suggests that the Curse of Ham helps explain the prominence of Jewish merchants within the slave trade. This bigotry against dark skin explains Zionism’sattitude towards the Palestinians and also explains the discriminatory Ashkenazi attitude towards the Mizrahi Jews in Israel and beyond.


malcolm x painting

by Jonathan Azaziah

Fuck the Blue Bacon. Was just watching CNN and one of the propagandists said that cops all around America feel like they’re “under siege”. I kid you not. The heavily armed thugs with unlimited political protection, machine guns and tanks feel like THEY are being besieged, huh? And y’all wonder why I make it a point to bring up the fact that all of the USA’s top police departments are trained by the usurping Zionist entity’s IOF, Mossad and Aman, those other gangs of bloodthirsty psychopaths who swear up and down that they’re “victims” as they murder Palestinian innocents in ritualistic Halakhic massacres with global impunity.

That being said, while I’m not going to cry over spilled pork grease in Dallas–in fact, I’ll probably drink a delicious organic Black Cherry Cream Soda in celebration of it, because again, fuck the pigs–let’s not kid ourselves y’all. This was not an act of Black Resistance carried out in retribution for the brutal killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile; this looks, smells and feels like a false flag attack designed by the system to in fact UNDERMINE Black Resistance and redirect the narrative to “outrage” over dead swine and “empathy” with the families of the dead swine instead of focusing on wanton, hyper-militarized police violence against Communities of Color and the Zionization of these very same cops who view Black and Brown Folk as “enemy populations” that must be occupied–yeah, we’re ALL Falasteeni now, Black brothers and sisters especially. The alleged shooter was ex-military (and the other uncaught shooters were too, most certainly) and more than likely being run by the FBI, the CIA, the ADL or all of the above in one capacity or another with a single strategic objective in mind: incite a race war and trigger martial law countrywide, specifically in the “dark” areas. We know the game and we know the devils who write the rules of the game as they go along. Pitting Black and White “Goyim” against each other in a monstrous bloodletting has long been a goal of the Jewish Power Configuration and though it remains to be seen, this tremendously fishy event, which is eerily reminiscent of that other horror in Dallas, Mossad’s assassination of JFK, could be the catalyst. The Nation of Islam has been warning people about this for decades; don’t fall for the okey-doke.

And don’t fall into the trap of the hegemonic discourse (which includes fake, de-radicalized, nonviolent “counter” narratives) either. Don’t let the Zionist media and the Judaized White Liberal “social justice warriors” who can’t stop quoting MLK at his most Judeophilic run this shit when it should be the sons and daughters of Malcolm X (R.A.), Muhammad Ali (R.A.) in his heyday, Kwame Ture and Queen Assata Shakur doing the talking and the educating. Every time this happens, EVERY SINGLE TIME, the narrative switches from killer cops to “Black on Black Crime”. The racist crackers shriek hysterically about Blacks killing each other, and the Judaized White Liberals along with the colonized Persons of Color deflect, or attempt to justify it, or perhaps are clever enough to ask “What about White on White Crime?” and proceed with a diatribe about how crime is based on demographics and proximity, but ultimately, all these discussions are bullshit. Gigantic, steaming, fly-and-roach-and-rat-infested piles of bullshit. Know why? Because they’re going ’round and ’round the mulberry bush without anyone getting surgical with it and cutting right into the heart of matters, regardless of who might get offended. What is the heart of matters you ask? THAT SO-CALLED “BLACK ON BLACK CRIME” FALLS ON THE HEADS OF THE JEWS AND THEIR CRACKER PARTNERS TOO.

Just as we condemn the crimes of the Takfiri terrorist scourge across our region as the crimes of ‘Israel’ for it was indeed ‘Israel’ that created ISIS and its ilk, the killing, chaos and destabilization throughout Black communities that come in the form of gang wars over territory, drugs and guns, along with rampant abortion and fatherlessness, is a malicious, genocidal, horrifically supremacist scheme going back to the “end” of Jim Crow. Black folk ain’t just wake up one morning and say, “YO B! LET’S BE ON SOME TOTAL FUCKSHIT AND DESTROY OUR COMMUNITIES ENTIRELY FROM THE INSIDE OUT”. No. The systematic evisceration of African-Americans has been ENGINEERED by the same evil men that have turned the Arab-Islamic world into a nightmare. You see, “Jimmy C” ain’t die with Black folk getting the right to vote, “Jimmy C” simply became COINTELPRO, and COINTELPRO slowly but surely became the New Jim Crow via the inauguration of the Prison Industrial Complex, but it too, never died. Who brought drugs, specifically cocaine (and even more specifically crack) and heroin, into Black slums all over the USA? Who pumped guns into these areas? Folk in the projects have no damn ports and air fields. Indeed, it was the CIA, CIA, CIA, CIA again and in recent years, the Russian-Jewish mafia has filled the void left by the American-Jewish and Italian mafias which were, for the record, also partnered with the CIA in drug distribution and gat-running throughout poor areas of Color. These various degrees of poison didn’t just fall out of the sky although the Jewish-controlled MSM and all of its cracker talking-heads would certainly like you to believe that this is the case. Gary Webb, an actual White Knight, was murdered by the CIA for bringing these devastating truths about The Company’s abyssal role in drug trafficking to light.

Going a step further, this savage, racist conspiracy needs to be seen in a historical context. Black people went from the Transatlantic Slave Trade, a Jewish enterprise from soup to nuts, to the plantations, to Jim Crow, with the one bright spot in between being the establishment of Black Wall Street in Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma which was burned to the ground by White supremacist terrorists egged on and financed by Organized Jewish Interests–see “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews Volume 2” for a full overview–to the COINTELPRO regime which wiped out Malcolm X (R.A.), the Black Panthers and MLK as he was abandoning his Judeophilia and becoming more militant and geopolitical, to the New Jim Crow. There never was a healing process. It’s just been a B-LINE from one hell to another for the last half millennia.

And just like the Arab-Islamic World which has been colonized, raped, pillaged and destabilized by Zio-Imperialism, the Black community in America is then chastised by the very same forces who committed the most egregious acts of inhumanity against their people to “get over it”, or “get it together”, or “do better, slavery ended a while ago”, or “stop complaining”, or “stop being so backwards”, or, my personal favorite, “we’re post-race now”. Let White Folks of all different ethnicities and tribal affiliations be put in chains, sold at auctions and worked on plantations for a few hundred years before being corralled into ghettos that are policed by trigger-happy bigots trained to think the people they’re supposed to be “serving and protecting” are animals and then pumped full of narcotics, sterilizers, alcohol and plenty of guns. Let that happen and see how they like it when someone tells them to “get over it”.

Alton Sterling and Philando Castile weren’t exceptions to the rule but reflections of an ongoing 500-year tragedy. I think of my own friends who were murdered in cold blood by the pigs from the 81st precinct (Bedstuy); I think of another of my homies who was gang-raped by Blue Bacon from the 79th precinct (also in Bedstuy); I think of Akai Gurley, Amadou Diallo, Abner Louima, Sean Bell and little Gavin Cato, who was slaughtered by an Orthodox Jew that the pigs protected and then the Brooklyn DA Charles J. Hynes, a degenerate and pedophile-defender long in the pay of Chabad Lubavitch, helped exonerate. The problem is White Supremacy, yes, but also the Jewish Supremacy that it is now subordinate to; run your mouth as much as you want about the crackers and bathe in the massive mainstream coverage you receive, but as soon as you talk about religious/cultural Jewish hatred of Black Folk, or Jewish wealth and influence and how it negatively affects the Black community, or Jewish crimes against Black Folk, ‘Israeli’ false flags, ‘Israeli’ ties to US cops, or ‘Israeli’ crimes against too many peoples of Africa to count, watch how quickly your “radical White allies” turn their Jewishness on and start reprimanding you for “anti-Semitism”. Malcolm X (R.A.) could smell a Jew concerned solely about Jewish interests posing as a “White liberal concerned about Black struggles” from a mile away, it’s time all of us, Black, Arab, Muslim and otherwise learn to do the same.

The problem is that whether Blacks are grown men or children, whether they’re armed or unarmed, whether they’re with their families or chilling by themselves, they get treated as “inherently dangerous” and gunned down brutally, while demented White killers like the KKK/Apartheid South Africa-enthusiast Dylan Roof get taken to Burger King after massacring Black Folk in a church. The problem is the police who operate like a secret club in which members hurt ALL TYPES of civilians, especially those of Color, and stick together no matter what, especially when crimes are committed, not a law enforcement agency seeking to preserve order for all people, regardless of race. The problem is that rightist Whites think that there is absolutely nothing political about the current plight of Black folks–as well as Arabs/Muslims for that matter–and it’s all based on “biological inferiority”, which is ripped right from a hodgepodge of warped, atrocious, Judaic-developed pseudo-sciences, that leftist Whites think Blacks are just their stooges to implement whatever idiotic colonial-feminist agenda is on deck at the moment, and that Jews don’t want Black Folk to achieve the Anti-Parasitic Consciousness held by Ture and Malcolm (R.A.) because then all their efforts to prevent Black Autonomy from coming to fruition will go up in smoke. Hence why there can be no “unity” with any of these people.

No doubt all of this is uncomfortable. It’s meant to be. Awakenings always are. But it isn’t even the least bit as uncomfortable as it is for the grieving families of Black men and women gunned down and assailed all over the country either by racist, genocidal, ‘Israeli’-trained pigs in Louisiana and Minnesota, or in saddening intra-communal violence plotted, orchestrated, designed and exacerbated by the gleeful descendants of slave traders on Chicago’s South Side. Solidarity, love and salaams to all my brothers, their Queens and their seeds across AmeriKKKa. Death to White Supremacy. Death to Jewish Supremacy. And fuck the Blue Bacon every day of the week.

Traffickers abusing refugee children in French camps: UNICEF

This picture shows refugees standing among shelters at the “New Jungle” camp in the northern French town of Calais on May 27, 2016. ©AFP

Refugee children in notorious French camps have been sexually exploited and forced to commit crimes by traffickers, who promise them passage to the UK, a UNICEF report says.

An excerpt from a research by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicates that young refugees in infamous refugee camps in the northern French ports of Calais and Dunkirk, suffer a disturbing range of abuses at the hands of traffickers.

The research is due to be published in full on Thursday.

According to the report, children, most of them from Syria and Libya, told the researchers that human traffickers force them to work tirelessly and commit crimes such as opening lorry doors to enable adults to be smuggled across the Channel to Britain.

A 16-year old Syrian boy, who was stuck in France without his family for seven months, said “the worst part of my journey was being in Calais because most people there were subjected to violence and humiliation.”

“Every day people would try to find ways of leaving. My friends and I tried to get on a train to get away– I saw two friends die under that train,” he was quoted as saying.

Refugees stand in line to receive food from an organization in Calais on May 18, 2016. ©AFP


The Calais camp is known as the “Jungle” due to the appalling living conditions of asylum seekers there.

Thousands of refugees are massed in the “Jungle,” some for months, as they try to cross the Channel to reach Britain.

British Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to face questions from lawmakers on Monday to describe the progress made on the government’s promise to fast-track the process of taking in unaccompanied child refugees.

Last month, Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to speed up family reunification, but the government has said it could take up to seven months to receive the first children.

Citizens UK, a charity that works to resettle refugees, says only 150 children in Calais have the right to enter Britain because they have families in the country.

It estimates that at the current rate it would take a year for all 150 to be reunited with their families.

French authorities demolished the southern part of the Calais refugee camp on March 10, 2016. © AFP

‘Save kids from French jungle’

Meanwhile, a number of Syrian children recently reunified with their families in Britain have written an open letter, which is also backed by UNICEF, to the UK government, calling on London to take their “friends out of danger.”

The children, who described themselves as the lucky ones, wrote that they will never forget the “horrific months” they spent in northern France or the friends they have left behind.

UNICEF’s UK deputy executive director, Lily Caprani, also criticized the UK government for “moving far too slowly” in bringing unaccompanied children to the country.

“I’ve met some of the unaccompanied children in Calais and have seen the terrible conditions they are living in,” said Caprani.

“By taking immediate action for these children, the government can take a crucial first step to show it is serious about its recent commitments to refugee children,” the UNICEF official added.

Help Refugees, another UK charity for refugees, said in April that 129 unaccompanied people had gone missing from the “Jungle” shortly after French police demolished the southern part of the camp in March.

Police forcibly evicted thousands of people from the site using tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon.

Currently, there are around 4,946 at the Calais refugee camp, around 500 of whom are children.

Reports said in March that more than three quarters of refugees and asylum seekers living in the Calais refugee camp had been subject to mistreatment at the hands of French police.

UK: Thou shalt not blame Jews for slavery or Holocaust

Earlier this month, UK’s Labour party suspended its senior Afro-Jewish activist Jackie Walker as result of allegations of ‘antisemitism’ from London-based Israel Advocacy Movement. Ms Walker is a supporter of party’s new leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Walker wrote on her Facebook page (read below) in February that as a person of mixed heritage, her (Jewish) ancestors were involved in both the Nazi Holocaust and the slave trade. “Millions more Africans were killed in the African Holocaust,” she wrote, apparently equating the African slave trade with the Nazi Holocaust, the trade-mark reserved only for the sufferings of the Jews.

After internal investigation of the charges, Jackie Walker, was readmitted to the party this week. Walker is also affiliated with Jews For Justice For Palestinians.

I am not a racist, but I robustly defend my right and the right of others to speak openly and frankly about matters of grave political and historical importance,” Walker told BBC.

News of Ms Walker’s reinstatement was condemned by the pro-Israel Campaign Against Antisemitism watchdog. Its director of communication Jonathan Sacerdoti, said the annoucement called in to question the party’s inquiry into antisemitism.

Ms Walker’s suspension came on the same day as that of councillors and former Mayor of Newport, Iraqi-born professor Miqdad Al-Nuaimi and Scottish Terry Kelly and just days after three others were suspended.

All six followed those of MP Naz Shah and former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, who claimed in a radio interview that Adolf Hitler supported Zionism and European Jewish immigration to Palestine.

London’s new Mayor, Pakistan-born Sadiq Khan, former MP from Labour party while paying his respect to the ‘Six Million Died’ on very first day in office, assured UK’s Organized Jewry that fighting hatred towards 325,000 British Jews will be his No.1 priority.

Walker’s partner Graham Bash wrote on May 5:

As a Jew (all my life) and Labour Party member (48 years) I am outraged at the way allegations of anti-Semitism have been used to silence legitimate criticism of Israel and undermine Jeremy Corbyn as my party’s leader. I know what anti-Semitism is. I was brought up to learn how the Jewish East End fought with the dockers against Mosley’s fascists at Cable Street. I was told at school how it was a pity that Hitler didn’t finish off the job of murdering all Jews. And very quickly I learned what it was like to be made to feel an outsider. It was hardly surprising that I started going on anti-fascist demos in my late teens and very soon afterwards joined the Labour Party, which I remain a member of to this day.”

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