Max Blumenthal debunks US accusation of China’s ‘genocide’ against Uighurs

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Max Blumenthal debunks US accusation of China’s ‘genocide’ against Uighurs

April 01, 2021

Max Blumenthal documents the deceptions behind the US government’s accusation that China is committing “genocide” against Uyghur Muslims in its Xinjiang region, picking apart NED-funded studies that rely on botched statistics and exposing extremist Adrian Zenz and his error-filled research

. This was part of a panel discussion held on March 19, 2021, hosted on Daniel Dumbrill’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdw1N…

I will tell you what Fake News Is

By Gilad Atzmon

Yesterday, in her first speech since losing the presidential election, Hillary Clinton called the rise of fake news an epidemic. “It’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Clinton said.

But what is fake news?

Fake news is a deliberate and conscious attempt to spread disinformation.

Fake News is when ‘progressive’ Max Blumenthal fabricates a story on the Benghazi attack on the pages of the Guardian of Judea in order to divert attention away from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s blunders in Libya. Meanwhile, Papa Sidney Blumenthal, financially invested in reconstruction and regime change in Libya, sends the fallacious Guardian article to Secretary of State Clinton, to which she approvingly replies ‘your son is a Mitzvah.’

Maybe Hillary Clinton should tell us more about the Fake News epidemic.  It is indeed an infectious one. It seems as though Clinton was, herself, infected by the disease while in proximity of the Blumenthals.

Let’s hope that Hillary Clinton is recovered by now.

Is Bibi A Lizard?

September 12, 2016  /  Gilad Atzmon

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By Gilad Atzmon

Netanyahu’s recent ethnic-cleansing video offers us a spectacular glimpse into Jewish identity politics and the ease with which the Jews morph between ideology and political stance. In the video below, PM Netanyahu accuses the Palestinians and their supporters, by making it a condition of peace that Israel withdraws its illegal settlement, of leanings towards ethnic cleansing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfRe9BbEqiI

I am not here going to argue with Netanyahu’s ridiculous idea. I am obviously in total agreement with Gideon Levy and others who have taken the trouble, time and again, to prove that Israel is the only ethnic cleanser between the river and the sea.

But if Israel is the only ethnic cleanser in Palestine, then all Bibi is doing is simply projecting i.e. attributing his own racist symptoms onto the Palestinians and their supporters. Now, I’m no great fun of Freud and even less enthusiastic about his terminology, but he sure did help us understand the Jew or, shall we say, the Jewish psychological nature. Seemingly, projection is at the core of the Jewish psyche. Jews see racism everywhere, simply because they attribute their own racism to others. So, Netanyahu, in accusing others of ethnic cleansing, is simply projecting his own symptoms onto the Palestinians.

But it goes further. The concern with people being ethnically cleansed is a humanist, empathic position, traditionally associated within Left and progressive thought. It is in fact totally foreign to the Lebensraum, racist ideology that drives the Zionist precept of which PM Netanyahu is a devout follower.

So one may wonder how Bibi managed to transcend himself from oppressor to victim? How does he manage to so abruptly switch sides from being a practitioner of Lebensraum into a ‘progressive voice’? The answer is devastatingly simple. For a Jew to switch sides, to move from the hard right into the poetic left and vice versa is a mere verbal exercise. This capacity of metamorphosis is embedded within Jewish identity politics and I guess that Kafka was the first to point us towards it.

So, with a little help from Binyamin Netanyahu, Israelis mange to simultaneously be oppressors as well as victims. But are the anti Zionists that different?

How long did it take Max Blumenthal to morph from being an enthusiastic Zionist Nazi Hunter into a pro- Palestinian who only occasionally hates Germans for being White.  The same can be said about pretty much every Jewish Left and anti-Zionist organisation. They preach anti-racism in the name of the most enlightened liberal and progressive ideologies but at the same time, they themselves operate within racially inclusive political cells.

The so-called ‘antisemites – those who hate Jews for being Jews, used to refer to Jews as chameleons. They simply could not understand the lack of integrity at the heart of Jewish politics. They could not grasp how Jews switch allies so rapidly.

Netanyahu’s video this morning certainly made me wonder at how comfortable he seems lying compulsively in front of the camera. But what, I wonder, happens to Bibi when he faces himself, alone in the morning in front of the mirror? Who (or what) does he see in front of him? Is it the head of the Likud party? Is it a progressive humanist? Or is it simply a lizard, a chameleon who morphs constantly as it moves along.

I guess David Icke has, more than once, attempted to address this question…

Kevin Barrett’s and Greg McCarron look into Max Blumenthal’s affairs

September 02, 2016  /  Gilad Atzmon

You want to listen to this radio program:

Kevin Barrett’s:  Max Blumenthal – son of Zionist operator, Libya-destroyer, and Hillary confidante Sidney Blumenthal – is one of the highest-profile pro-Palestine Jews and foundation-funded “alternative” media luminaries. Though a notable truth-teller concerning on-the-ground realities in Occupied Palestine, Max Blumenthal occasionally mutates into a self-appointed thought-policeman. As if his past witch-hunts against Gilad Atzmon and Alison Weir were not shameful enough, Blumenthal has now taken it upon himself to decide who is guilty, and who is not guilty, of the dreadful crime of 9/11 truth. The good news is that he has found Abby Martin “not guilty.” The bad news is that he seems to be taking the position that 9/11 truth is indeed pernicious, but that Abby Martin only sought the truth about 9/11 when she was young and foolish. Older and wiser now, Abby is no longer interested in such things, Max assures us.

Today’s guest, Greg McCarron, is not impressed by Blumenthal’s attempts at gatekeeping. Read his analysis at:

MAX BLUMENTHAL FINDS ABBY MARTIN NOT GUILTY OF 9/11 TRUTH

…and listen to our exasperated attempts to figure out where Max Blumenthal (and Abby Martin for that matter) are coming from.

(source: http://truthjihadradio.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/greg-mccarron-max-blumenthal-finds-abby.html)

Kevin Barrett’s and Greg McCarron look into Max Blumenthal’s affairs

On IDF Brutality and the Meaning of the Holocaust

May 09, 2016  /  Gilad Atzmon

By Gilad Atzmon

In a speech last week, Major General Yair Golan, the Israeli military’s deputy chief of staff, said the Holocaust should prompt Israelis to reflect”deeply” about their own society.

“If there is anything that frightens me in the remembrance of the Holocaust, it is discerning nauseating processes that took place in Europe in general, and in Germany specifically back then, 70, 80 and 90 years ago, and seeing evidence of them here among us in the year 2016,” said the Israeli military leader.

Some Israeli right wing politicians didn’t like Major General Golan’s statement. PM Benjamin Netanyahu denounced him yesterday. Education Minister Naftali Bennett, called on Golan to correct his comments or be seen as “comparing Israeli soldiers to Nazis.” Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, said Golan was “a little confused” and that his statement reflected “a lack of understanding, if not a disrespect of the Holocaust.”

However, other Israelis such as Isaac Herzog, leader of the Labour party, praised Golan. “This is what ethics and responsibility sound like,” he said. Apparently some Israelis can cope with the obvious comparison between Israeli brutality and some Jew haters in history.

This not so surprising speech illustrates that a top Israeli general is more genuine and ethically oriented than Jewish Leftist Max Blumenthal who was filmed abusing history revisionist David Irving for doing his job, i.e., narrating the past.

General Golan articulates a more coherent and universal moral from the holocaust than Jewish anti war activist Justin Raimondo and Anti Zionist Zionist Philip Weiss who have been united in their efforts to sustain the Holocaust religion rather than let it become, as it should, an historical chapter.

It seems that racist and genocidal Israel is more liberal, genuine and open than the entire Diaspora Jewish so called ‘dissent.’ This is hardly a surprise.  In fact, the very few dissident Jews who have something meaningful, deep and uncompromisingto say about the Jewish State,  Jewishness and Judaismhave been Israelis such as Israel Shahak, Israel Shamir, Sholomo Sand, Gideon Levy, Shulamit Aloni, Uri Avnery and a few others.  The Diaspora Jewish dissent has behaved quite differently, they lie for the tribe, they silence true dissenters and thoughtful critiques. They sustain the notion of the primacy of Jewish suffering through a controlled opposition apparatus.

Israel is also more open than Corbyn’s Labour party. Corbyn’s Labour suspended the legendary Ken Livingstone for telling the truth about Hitler’s collaboration with Zionism in 1933. The leader of Israel’s Labour party praised Major General Golan for his attempt to push for ethical thinking and historical context.

The recent developments in Israel and the British Labour party suggest that truth cannot be totally suppressed. Truth is a boomerang. It flies back. Truth has within it the inherent inclination to appear and resurface despite the odds. If you want to understand Jewish history and culture, all you have to do is try to gauge what the so-called ‘good Jews’ are trying to conceal.

Good luck

Free Palestine Movement Resigned from the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

July 21, 2015  /  Gilad Atzmon

GA: Congratulation to  the Free Palestine Movement for making the right step.   We are moving rapidly towards a partitioned solidarity movement. The separation wall between the Anti Zionist Zionists  AKA AZZ  and the rest of us is impossible to deny.

To:            The U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

From:            The Free Palestine Movement

Date:            July 21, 2015

Subj:            Free Palestine Movement Resignation from the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

Please be advised that the Free Palestine Movement resigns from the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, effective immediately.

We resign because of the disgraceful, disrespectful and unjust treatment of Alison Weir and her organization, If Americans Knew, in the procedures to expel her from the Campaign on the spurious grounds of insufficient avoidance of anti-Semitic persons and institutions.

We resign because it is clear that the decision had been made to expel IAK before the proceedings to do so had ever begun.

We resign because, in defiance of the most basic principles of justice, Ms. Weir was not given the opportunity to confront her accuser.

We resign because no evidence was presented that she herself is anti-Semitic.

We resign because the USCEIO policy on racism is so broad that someone who is not racist can be found in violation for being insufficiently vigilant about confronting and challenging anti-Semitism whenever it is encountered.  This is so vague that the rule can be applied arbitrarily, as has been the case with IAK and Alison Weir.

We resign because the language of the policy on racism was formed through procedures and meetings that allowed persons selected arbitrarily by the staff and leadership of the USCEIO to control the wording, consultation and approval process of the policy and to disregard, disrespect and manipulate attempts by member organizations to participate in the process.

We resign because the policy implicitly gives priority to anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as forms of racism and does not even mention Zionism in the policy statement.

We resign because the cause of Palestinian suffering and ethnic cleansing is not anti-Semitism, but rather Zionism.

We resign because the USCEIO is in violation of its own policy on racism because it tolerates Zionism in its midst and neither confronts nor challenges it.

We resign because the mission of the USCEIO is hypocrisy: to apply double standards to racism and to tolerate Zionism while using anti-Semitism as a tool to determine who may be permitted to participate in the Palestine Rights Movement.

We resign because we prefer to take the courageous Palestinian resistance as our standard, and not anti-Semitism.

We resign because, unlike the USCEIO, we recognize that Zionism is the main problem and almost the only problem for Palestinians, and not anti-Semitism, and that the eradication of a state founded on Zionism must be our primary goal and almost our only goal.

We resign because we believe that a manipulative USCEIO gatekeeper entity does not serve the interests of justice for Palestine and Palestinians, nor for Americans, nor for Jews.  We will seek the future of justice in more likely places, which is to say almost anywhere.

We do not give our consent to be considered one of the many cameo organizations, used to inflate the apparent size and importance of the USCEIO even though they have long stopped participating.  We believe that the USCEIO is a much smaller organization than it pretends, and should be treated as such.  Please remove us from all mailing lists and from the regional list serve, with its threats to remove anyone who steps out of line.

Finally, we join others in thanking the USCEIO for revealing its true face of arrogance, repression and hypocrisy to all who care to see.   In this respect you have rendered a great service.

This Is The Woman The Blumenthals Are Dying To Expel

In the last two months, the entire AZZ (Anti Zionist Zionists) league (JVPThe US End Of Israeli OccupationMax Blumenthal, Sabos Goy supreme Ali Abunimah ) has been going out of its way to expel this great woman from the solidarity shtetl.

Watch Alison Weir in action:

Hot Off The Press: How The Israeli Government Subverted The Solidarity Movement

July 04, 2015  /  Gilad Atzmon

 By Gilad Atzmon

Two days ago, some invaluable information surfaced relating to the treacherous role of Jewish liberals in derailing the BDS campaign. A Ynet article disclosing the Israeli strategy relating to the pro Palestinian campaign disclosed the close links between the Israeli Government and the Jewish ‘pro’ Palestinian organizations. It revealed the manner in which both have been acting in concert to subvert this humanitarian discourse.

According to the Ynet article, Eran Shayshon, Director of Policy and Strategy at the Reut Institute*, had a clear message to his Israeli Government – we need to recruit left-wing groups associated with BDS to control our opposition. The mission set by Shayshon and the Reut Institute was: 

“to divide and drive a wedge between the leaders of the BDS campaign.”

“For Israel, the key is to actually making a clear distinction between the extremists and the rest. The goal is to divide them,” Shayshon says.

“That means to be open to listen to criticism from moderate voices against the government, in order to return the extremists back to their natural size. To achieve this goal, we explained to the government representatives that we have to operate with as large a base as possible; meaning, recruit not only right-wing agencies and groups to the fight, but also left-wing groups who criticize the government.”

This clarifies the role of JVP within the movement and explains the rationale behind the BDS campaign against some of our most profound pro-Palestinians voices (Norman Finkelstein, Alison Weir, Daniel Barenboim, Jacob Cohen and many others).

And here is Max Blumenthal/JVP/ Mondoweiss’ thought policing agenda as articulated in clear by Hasbara merchant Shayshon in Jerusalem: “The message for left-wing organizations is that criticism is legitimate, but there are red lines of terminology and entities with whom we cooperate.” When you read this you may ask yourself, who was it who changed Mondoweiss comment policy, banning any criticism of the Jewish State that analyses Jewish perspectives. Was it Philip Weiss in NYC or Eran Shayshon in Jerusalem?

In case you still find this hard to accept, I’ll be as clear as I can. Shayshon instructed his government that liberal Jews, the Blumenthals, JVPs and Mondoweisses are good for the Jews. Now, we may understand how Max Blumenthal and Philip Weiss make it in and out of Ben Gurion airport. Shayshon has provided us with a possible answer. I guess that the same applies to Omar Barghouti, as long as he keeps close ties with Judith Butler and the Jewish crowd.

Shayshon admits that his strategy wasn’t as successful as he wished.  “We initiated meetings between government representatives and several Jewish left-wing organizations in Israel and abroad, but it did not bear any fruits. So we lost effective and good soldiers for the fight.” We now know that our so-called Jewish ‘allies’ have been negotiating with the Israeli Government behind our backs while claiming to care for Palestinians and their plight. This is a textbook case of a controlled opposition operation. We are inundated with Immanuel Goldsteins. I am not shocked by this–my book The Wandering Who exposes the ideological, political, spiritual and cultural continuum between Zionism and its imaginary Jewish dissent—but I am surprised Shayshon exposed his Sayanim network in our midst. I trust he knows what he is doing.

But the betrayal doesn’t end there.  Even B’Tselem, an organization many of us cherish, is also primarily committed to the Jews and their interests. Uri Zaki, B’Tselem’s former US Director told Ynet,

“I went to universities in the United States, specifically on Apartheid Week, in order to explain that I was an Israeli patriot, and to oppose the boycotts. Like the Jewish left-wing groups in America who joined the fight against the boycott, our position has great influence. It is true that we will not fight a boycott of settlement products, but our efficacy in the fight over sovereign Israel’s good name is very obvious, much more than that of right-wing groups.”

Interesting isn’t it? Zaki, an Israeli patriot, was welcome to speak at Israeli Apartheid Week in opposition to BDS, Anna Baltzer, another Jew ‘anti’ Zionist was desperate to stop me from talking at the same Israeli Apartheid Week because I advocate the Palestinian Right of Return. She failed by the way.

According to Ynet,

“B’Tselem has already proven its contribution when it strongly criticized the Goldstone Report, which greatly embarrassed South African jurist Richard Goldstone.”

The message is unmistakable. Jewish progressives are dedicated primarily to Jewish interests and the Jewish state is such an interest. There is no way to hide it anymore. This explains why the Palestinian solidarity movement has never achieved anything for the Palestinians. It is now becoming clear that the BDS is the front that Israel prefers to fight. Instead of confronting authentic Palestinians over their Right of Return, Israelis are engaged in an internal Jewish battle over ‘the right to BDS.’ It might be hilarious except that the lives and the prospects of millions of deprived refugees are at stake.  

Read more about The Jewish Solidarity Spin http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2015/5/16/the-jewish-solidarity-spin

* Reut Institute -an agency advising the Israeli National Security Council, the Strategic Affairs Ministry and the Foreign Ministry.

Max Blumenthal on Alison Weir

July 03, 2015  /  Gilad Atzmon

On June 30th 2015, I attended a book signing and talk by Max Blumenthal presenting his newest book

The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza   I arrived about halfway through his talk, being familiar with what Max has said in the past, I didn’t feel the need for a lecture, but I was up for the Q and A.  His lecture and the questions that followed really hammered home how barbaric and racist Israeli “Jewish” culture has become.  Max did not seem to pull any punches; in the Q and A he emphasized how in control of the politicians the Jewish/Zionist money had become of both Republicans and Democrats.  He talked about the renewed efforts to smear and defame Palestinian Solidarity Activists especially on campuses, and how big money has been brought into this fight and how the risks of being called an anti-Semite and defamed had increased.

One questioner asked why Israel had let him back in the country especially after he had written Goliath.  His response was that it was probably because he was Jewish.  Most of the questions were fairly soft ball and no rabid Zionist was in the audience.

I am aware of the smear campaign being launched by Jewish Voices for Peace against Alison Weir.  Knowing her work well, as well as personally knowing her, I found this attack beyond outrageous.  While Max was signing books I approached various activists I knew in the audience talking up Alison Weir and denouncing the attacks against her.

Finally the last book was signed, the line was through.  I approached Max and said I had perhaps a controversial question.  I asked what he thought about the JVP attack on Alison Weir.  His response was vitriolic, he said that he had signed on to denounce Alison Weir and that having sat on panels with her he had concluded that she was anti-Semitic!  I said “what are you talking about, she is not racist”  He said that her book was full of fables and conspiracy theories about Zionist control of the US way back, and that the Zionists were even to blame for getting the US into WWI;  also Alison has defended the worst of the worst; Gilad Atzmon!.   I said “Do you deny the existence of Parushim?”  He said “I don’t want to talk about that”  Then he went on to say he knew my type and that I was a white supremacist, American firster and that I was anti-semetic.  I said you don’t know anything about me, that is slander and bullshit”

With that our discussion was over and Max packed up his books on the way to Berkely where according to his twitter feed, Rabid racist Zionist awaited to call him the anti-semite! http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/eve/5090971830.html

My analysis is that Atzmon and Weir represent Max’s worst fear, the fear of losing control of the “narrative”.  Atzmon’s decision to leave Israhell and drop being Jewish represents the sort of reaction that most of the world would expect.  Why do these Israeli’s insist on being such assholes?  Why don’t they just join the human race?  Why don’t they realize that the Palestinians are the best part of Palestine and that their Liberation is far more important than this outdated notion of “Jewishness”.

Why do I get into these arguments when I really already know how they will go?  I go, because I realize that cracking this nut depends on splitting up this “Identity”  It is starting to happen Atzmon freaks them out others now have joined him, I invite still other “self identified Jews” to become whistle blowers and truth tellers like Gilad Atzmon.

Scott Free

Jewish Solidarity Spin: How Jews Undermine the Palestinian Cause

Keynote at University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle, WA May 16, 2015

Bill Alford has managed to produce a sharp and fast edit of my recent talk (28 minutes). JVP attempted to block my American tour. They did the same to Alison Weir (I will publish JVP’s call to excommunicate Weir very  soon, it was leaked to me by three different JVP chapter leaders) . But the one thing JVP didn’t do is produce an answer to the issues raised in these talks. They better move fast because I do not have any plans to retire and I have much more to say.

https://archive.org/embed/scm-465569-jewishsolidarityspinhowjewsun

Mazal Tov To Ludwig Watzal and The ‘Call For BDS’

May 20, 2015  /  Gilad Atzmon

 By Gilad Atzmon

It is encouraging to read that Ludwig Watzal, my prime detractor in Germany, has now fully embraced my criticism of Jewish liberals and the Jewish Left. Watzal now admits that the BDS Movement has been hijacked by Liberal Zionists.

Just a few years ago, Watzal labelled me a racist and an ‘anti-Semite’ for suggesting in “The Wandering Who” that the Jewish Left operates as a controlled opposition apparatus.

Watzal’s review of The Wandering Whocomplained that: “The book is very well written, which make its harmful and racist theses more dangerous.” His review also said, Atzmon’s “hatred is directed not only against the Zionists, but above all against Jewish Left, left anti-Zionists and those who oppose the Israeli government policy as Jews.”

But Watzal’s views appear to have evolved.

In an article published yesterday by MWCNEWS, one of my favourite dissident outlets, Watzal succumbs to my reasoning.  Watzal quotes me verbatim in his new article “Is The BDS Movement Hijacked By Liberal Zionists?”, but for some reason Watzal forgot to attribute my words to me. Sadly, integrity still hasn’t made it into Left culture, but we should not give hope, we shall give our allies on the left as much time as they need to catch up.

The following is a segment from my talk last week at the LA Levantine Cultural Centre:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J87Y139jlV0&t=27m43s

Since 2012 I’ve been voicing criticism of the change that was introduced into the BDS goal statement by Omar Barghouti in a clandestine manner and behind the backs of the Palestinian people.

And here is Ludwig Watzal from yesterday’s article:

“The BDS movement was launched in 2005 with sound goals. The first was “ending the occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall.” The phrase “all Arab lands” included also the territory of the State of Israel. This was interpreted by Zionist forces as delegitimizing the State of Israel. In 2010, that goal was secretly changed to the following: “Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands occupied in June 1967 and dismantling the Wall.” This change took place only in the English, but not in the Arabic version.

BDS and its main protagonists are financially supported by Georges Soros. He supports so-called progressive liberal causes and is considered a philanthropist and a liberal Zionist.”

It is crucial to understand that both BDS leader Omar Barghouti and BDS advocate Electronic Abunimah have been confronted numerous times and asked to explain publicly the treacherous change inserted into the BDS goal statement. Both Barghouti and Abunimah have repeatedly avoided the question and have refused to address the matter.

I would like to use this opportunity to congratulate Ludwig Watzal for his courageous step in favour of the truth. Truth and Justice are the road to peace.

http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/51690-bds-movement-hijacked.html#sthash.yLhIpCWY.dpuf

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Solidarity Questioned? A talk by Gilad Atzmon

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REVIEW OF GILAD ATZMON AND THE ORIENT HOUSE ENSEMBLE’S “THE WHISTLE BLOWER”

by Trevor LaBonte, The Ugly Truth

Musician/author Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble have returned with their eighth album to date, a delightful offering entitled “The Whistle Blower.”

ATZMON’S BACKGROUND:

Atzmon is a former Israeli, former Jew, who underwent a spiritual awakening as a result of hearing the great bebop masters. He was taught his whole life as an Israeli Jew that Jewish artists and thinkers are superior to all else, but he knew he had been lied to, by virtue of the fact that Charlie Parker and many other great jazz artists were black and not Jewish.

Atzmon cut all ties with the Jewish state over twenty years ago, expatriated to London and completed a Master’s degree in Philosophy there. His solidarity to the Palestinian cause is evidenced by his choice to name his band after the Palestine Liberation Organizations former headquarters in Jerusalem, called, “Orient House.”

His criticisms of his own former Jewish ideological collective are brutally honest and hard-hitting. Let it suffice to say that his mission to liberate the discourse has led him far, far from the world of “political correctness,” yet he somehow balances all this with a successful career in jazz.

In fact, Atzmon has sacrificed much in the line of his music career for his writings and statements against Israel. When he first moved to the UK, he was given the 2003 BBC award for “Best Jazz Album,” for Exile, and was practically given the key the the City of London. He was being hailed as one of greats of jazz, before the establishment caught on that Atzmon was not one of them.

Atzmon is a Heidegger-ian German essentialist. He easily dismantles his detractors’ arguments with his own swift brand of rhetorical Judo, exposing any discourse-policing closet Zionists that Atzmon has dubbed the “anti-Zionist Zionists,” viewing them as the premiere reason why humanity has been failing to solve it’s most important problems.

To the utter frustration and helplessness of the establishment, Gilad’s criticisms of Jewish identity politics and Israel are being accepted gradually into the mainstream. Perhaps it is because their time has come. Despite his views, he has played with many famous mainstream musicians, most recently with the likes of Pink Floyd, on their latest album, “The Endless River.”

Clearly he has emerged victorious over those who endeavor to silence him.

Bear in mind that other public figures so far have been systematically ostracized and blackballed for the mere mention of the word “Palestine.”

Like his friend, comedian Dieudonné, Gilad’s artistic mastery only fortifies his credibility as an intellectual. This has caused a huge, pounding, migraine headache not only for the hawkish pro-Israel establishment, but also its aforementioned gatekeepers, media outlets like Max Blumenthal, the UK Guardian, Ali Abuminah, and “Jewish Voices for Peace,” whose subversive agendas have been laid bare in the hundreds of articles Atzmon has penned.

Those things being said, we may now lower the needle on “The Whistle Blower.”

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The first song on the album, “Gaza Mon Amour,” enters with drummer Chris Higginbottom playing a Middle Eastern groove which sounds informed by New Orleans second-line. A palm-muted piano rhythm pattern enters, and Atzmon makes his entrance with a Middle-Eastern alto melody, doubled by his own accordion. “Gaza Mon Amour” makes one imagine walking through a busy Gaza City marketplace.

In the solo section, the piece slowly transforms into some passionate, far-out Coltrane/McCoy Tyner-influenced excursions from Atzmon and pianist Frank Harriman. Atzmon’s sound at the beginning of his solo is breathy and sorrowful, like the voice of a lamenting Palestinian grandmother, before transforming the sorrow to power by invoking Coltrane’s theme from “A Love Supreme.”

Even when Gilad is in Coltrane mode, he retains a finesse and a hard-driving bebop sensibility to his lines and time feel that is more akin to Cannonball and Sonny Stitt than the more open articulations of Trane. Atzmon combines long wailing notes with fast, spiraling, harmonically superimposed lines, and with Harriman’s comping, the landscape turns into a turbulent seascape of rising and falling waves.

Then the album opens up to a series of diverse ballads, some being sorrowful, some yearning, some romantic. Gilad and band resist any urge to play cliched lines or practiced vocabulary, preferring instead to take the more modern, lyrical, thematic approach to developing the motifs in their improvised solos.

Pianist/keyboardist Frank Harriman is skilled at creating a balanced dialogue between the chords of the left hand and the intervallic themes he often develops with the right hand. On several songs, he uses lush strings or bubbly organ sounds for effect. Influences of jazz piano’s best, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea can be heard in Harriman, but he has his own thoughtful voice at the keys.

Bassist Yaron Stavi has masterful ideas, impeccable touch, intonation, timing, and tone. His lines are clear and always supportive, and one can tell that he is always listening to the band as a whole.

OHE’s newest member, drummer Chris Higginbottom, adds wonderful dimensions of color, shading, and a deep medium-downtempo swing feel on “Let Us Pray.”

“The Whistle Blower” is very beautiful, accessible and romantic, without crossing the line and being corny. Atzmon’s music, similar to what his writings have done, does much to rescue jazz from its own elitist tendencies.

Atzmon’s music is similar to his philosophy. He seems to be attempting to put the world back on track. As a philosopher, this means he must illuminate the world’s problems and pave the way for unhindered discussion. Against all odds, he must dive into the heart of Jewish identity, publicly and resoundingly reject its exclusivity and supremacism, and encourage people to embrace a universal morality where no one designates himself as “chosen.”

Interestingly, jazz, despite its earthy roots, has the same tendencies, to relentlessly push itself toward extremes and oblivion. Arguably, it needs someone to remind the populace that it is always about beauty, harmony, and that which is universal, and Gilad does just that. Five Stars  for Gilad Atzmon and The OHE for “The Whistle Blower”! *****

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RISE AND TREVOLT ENTRY 4: CONTROLLED OPPOSITION MUST MEET THE SWORD OF TRUTH

by Trevor LaBonte (Mouqawamah Music Exclusive)

RISE AND TREVOLT ENTRY 4

The Zionists are not actually the primary enemy of the truth movement, since Zionists such as Netanyahu often already reveal some truth about their genocidal ambitions in the Middle East.

Obviously, we oppose Zionism, but the truth movement’s mission is to liberate the discourse from the “controlled opposition,” also called the gatekeepers. These are people like Max Blumenthal, Noam Chomsky, Jewish Voice for This, Jewish Voice for That, Miko Peled, Ali Abuminah, Mondoweiss, Democracy Now, Naomi Klein, Naomi Wolf, etc., whom always want to set the boundaries for what we as Goyim are and are not allowed to talk about. They remove from the parameters of social acceptability all topics which are too sensitive to their Jewish tribal operations. These include unsavory facts about Jewish culture, Jewish history, Jewish ideology, Jewish racism, Jewish Supremacism, and really anything else that is Jewish. You are only allowed to praise Jews and you must bow down before this Holohoax lie that millions of jews work, lying in concert, to keep alive and spread, decade after decade.

This Gatekeeping is a very clever operation for them because it conceals the source of the problem, the gushing geyser of wickedness and amorality known as Judaism and/or Jewish ideology. Obviously, if you are not considered human, as is the case with us Gentiles, than the door is wide open and Jews are free and clear to commit crimes such as the Holodomor, al Nakba, the Bolshevik Revolution, the original Purim Massacre, the other massacres committed on Purim in romantic, demonic commemoration of it, and too many others to list here in this journal entry. There is no morality possible within this Jewish notion that we are sub-humans, Amalek, etc. I don’t want to overuse the word obviously, but this is obviously, OBVIOUSLY the problem.

You cannot solve a problem you are not allowed to accurately describe or define, and our enemies know this.

Take Gilad Atzmon’s advice and focus a little less on these Zionists that the whole world can see are walking calamities, and let’s do something clever to neutralize these gatekeepers’ ability to run around calling people “anti-Semites” for not believing in a crummily patched together atrocity hoax from 70 years ago, for knowing “Israel” did 9/11, or our belief that people who identify as members of an exclusivist, supremacist and frankly psychotic ideological collective (Jews) should not be running anything, let alone a criminal occupation of Palestine, an illegitimate coup in Ukraine, The State Department, the Pentagon, the UN, and especially not a one-world Jewish-led government such as the one that the Rothschilds and their Frankenstein, “Israel,” has planned for us. No way, José.

9/11, the Holohoax, Judaism, these topics are now officially open for free discussion, because we fucking say so.

People are afraid to debate us because they don’t want to get cut in half by the Sword of Truth.

~ The End ~

River to Sea Uprooted Palestinian   

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My Invitation To Participate In Israel’s VIP Big Brother TV Show

April 11, 2015  /  Gilad Atzmon

By Gilad Atzmon

A few days ago, I was approached by the casting supervisor of Israeli TV Channel 2. He offered me a part in the next VIP Big Brother Show.  For those who don’t know, Big Brother is a top rated reality show that follows a group of people who live together for six weeks in a sealed house while the general public spies on them 24/7.

Though I was flattered that some Israelis see me as a ‘celebrity,’ there was no chance that I would consider the ‘opportunity.’ I have not visited Israel for 20 years and have vowed not to do so until Israel is once again Palestine. The Israeli TV representative tried to persuade me with various incentives. First, he made me aware of a financial reward that promised to be generous. I explained to him that Jazz artists are not attracted to mammon; he would have to try something else. He then argued that Big Brother would provide an excellent platform for me and my ‘politics.’ The TV program enjoys 1.5 million followers in Israel and is by far the most watched Israeli TV program. I told him that I do not see any point in talking to the people of Israel, I am much more effective in talking about Israel.  After three telephone conversations the Israeli TV guy understood that I was not voluntarily schlepping to Eretz Yisrael to be locked in a televised concentration camp for six weeks.

And yet, this peculiar episode highlighted one of the differences between Israel and the Diaspora. For the last decade I have been subjected to a relentless harassment campaign by Diaspora Jews both Zionists and the so-called ‘anti.’  Supporters of Israel and their Jewish opponents have been united in their futile efforts to silence me and wreck my career. They have failed completely. Over the same time period, Israeli media outlets have repeatedly offered me uncensored opportunities to share my thoughts with the widest possible Israel public.

Is it that Israelis are far more tolerant than our imaginary Jewish ‘anti’ Zionists allies (e.g., JVP, Mondoweiss, Max Blumenthal & Co)? The answer is clearly ‘yes.’ While Zionism is a proud celebration of Jewish particularities, Jewish ‘anti’ Zionism is a tyrannical attempt to conceal problematic Jewish cultural symptoms. The Jewish ‘anti’ Zionists are determined to block any attempt to grasp the root of Zionism in the light of Jewish culture, ideology and history.

This finding that has now been overwhelmingly documented has led me to believe that the Jewish anti Zionists are not a part of the solution, they are actually at the core of the problem. They have been paralysing the solidarity movement for years and they have managed to frustrate adequate scholarship into the root cause of Zionism and Jewish political power in the west. Jewish Anti Zionism is at best a controlled opposition apparatus.

Ten years ago at a performance by Artie Fishel & The Promised Band, my satirical musical project that mocked Jewish self-love, a Jewish progressive follower of my music approached the band after the concert. She said, “everything you say about us the Jews is spot on but why to share it with the Goyim?” At the time we were an Israeli band. None of us saw any problem in mocking ourselves or criticising ‘our people’ (I was then still a Jew).  My recent invitation to participate in the Israeli Big Brother emphasises this dichotomy between Israel and the Diaspora. You can say whatever you want as long as you stay within the ghetto walls. But don’t you ever blow the whistle, don’t you dare share your insights with the Goyim.

Watch Artie Fishel & The Promised Band:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCJ4De0POGs

Is Max Blumenthal an Imbecile?

April 04, 2015  /  Gilad Atzmon

This comical short video exposes Max Blumenthal for what he is – a devout tribal activist.

https://youtu.be/6yqiZ32rP0Q

You can watch the entire video and follow the discussion herehttp://mondoweiss.net

At one point, when it seemed as if the Mondoweiss’ crowd were accepting that Blumenthal & Co have nothing to offer, editor Annie Robbins wrote the following:

Annie Robbins April 1, 2015, 1:02 pm

hi dan, keith, giles, mooser, yonah, hops, philemon, tokyobk, w.jones… and every/anyone else. i anticipated lots of comments about atzmon when i put this up, because people are so obsessed w/him. however, i posted this video anyway because i thought it was valuable info, not primarily focused on atzmon, and worthy of discussion.

as i have mentioned before, especially since atzmon doesn’t host any forums for people to argue about him and his ideas, and once people start arguing about him they often become myopic and do not stop, we don’t plan on hosting an extended argument/ conversation about him.

just saying in case you notice your comments about him start not making it thru, you’re not alone and it’s not targeted towards your opinion per se. otherwise this will go on for days like it always does whenever his name gets mentioned.

sorry to break up the party, find another forum for it. and by all means if there’s anything else you’d like to discuss about the information in the video, feel free.

The Saker interviews Gilad Atzmon

March 19, 2015

It has been already 6 years since I interviewed Gilad for the first time and when a friend recently suggested that it was time for a new conversation, I immediately agreed, as did Gilad who, in spite of his over-booked and hectic lifestyle took the time to reply to my questions.  Gilad is, in my opinion, not only the most original and talented jazz musician currently composing and playing (make sure to get his latest CD “The Whistle Blower“), he is also an extremely profound philosopher who has the amazing courage not only to ask the key questions, but to also answer them.  His book “The Wandering Who” is, I strongly believe, a must read for anybody wanting to see through the “fog” of modern “Jewish anti-Zionism”.  As somebody who has gotten his share of hate mail, I can only begin to imagine the kind of hate-filled poison which Gilad has had to put up with for his courage and even though he will not speak about it, I will say that it takes exceptional courage and moral strength to do what Gilad did and is still doing.  So, with no hyperbole at all, but quite literally, I will say that Gilad Atzmon is a modern hero whose courage and phenomenal intellect will, I am sure, eventually be recognized as one of the most brilliant ones of our time.  I am deeply honored that he considers me to be a friend.

The Saker

Q&A with Gilad Atzmon

The Saker:  Since our last interview in 2009 the world has changed a lot and in many ways. In your opinion, has the global resistance to the Empire grown stronger or weaker over these years and why?  What about the current regime in Israel, do you see it weakening or not?

Gilad Atzmon: It all depends on how you define the ‘Empire.’ Is the empire the market forces that drive global capitalism? Is it the Neocons who push us into Zionist wars, one after the other? Or maybe it is the tyranny of correctness that suppresses our ability to think authentically?  Is it possible that these three are mere symptoms of an obscure impetus we are yet to be able to define or even grasp?

In my recent writing I argue that Jewish power is the ability to silence criticism of Jewish power. This observation helps us to adopt a transcendental take on issues of the ‘empire’ and the negative powers that dominate our lives. Instead of talking about the empire, we must first identify the forces that prevent us from talking about the empire. We are getting very close to that bone now.

 

A growing number of commentators are now willing openly to challenge Jewish power.  I assume that the rapidly growing Jewish fear of ‘anti Semitism’ relates to the fact that many Jews are also fearful of the extent of the power that is held by other Jews and is closely related to the ‘empire’.

 

This leads us to Israel and its Jewish Lobby. I think that in the last two years we have witnessed a clear transformation. Western leadership says no to Zionist warmongering. I guess they have had enough of these disastrous futile wars.

 

The Saker:  You have recently written an amazing book entitled “The Wondering Who” in which you made a seminal analysis of Jewish identity politics. You clearly explained that you differentiated between Jews (the people), Judaism (the religion) and Jewish-ness (the ideology) and that you were only interested in the latter, in Jewish identity politics. I can understand why you would not want to deal with Jews as a people, especially since you say that they do not form “any kind of racial continuum”, but your setting aside Judaism is more problematic for me. Yes, Neturei Karta is anti-Zionist, but even they are still part of a religious movement we could refer to as “rabbinical Judaism” or “Talmudic Judaism” and, as you well know, Jewish racism has its roots directly in the rabbinical/talmudic interpretation of the Tanakh (The Masoretic version of the Old Testament). Have such famous Judaics as Maimonides,KaroLuria not greatly contributed to the development of Jewish exceptionalism and racism? Do today’s rabbis in Israel not justify the mass murder of Palestinians precisely by appealing to the numerous and well-known examples of goy-hatred in the Talmud? Finally, since religion is a choice, not a condition, is it not a legitimate target of scrutiny and criticism? Then why have you made the choice not to look into the Judaic roots of modern Jewish-ness and ideology?

 

Gilad Atzmon: I have come across this question many times and I understand the point made in your question. There is no doubt that Judaism, the Talmud and the Torah contain some devastatingly crude and even inhumane verses and teachings. And yet, traditionally Rabbinical Judaism was very effective in suppressing any manifestation of Jewish collective goy hatred. If Rabbinical Jews were supremacist, as some may forcefully argue, they were also timid. They segregated themselves and, largely kept their anti Goy attitude to themselves.

 

This changed radically with Jewish secularization. The Godless Jew transformed choseness into a form of a racially driven, tribal privilege. Yuri Slezkine in his invaluable book, ‘The Jewish Century,’ confirms that Jews were ‘Stalin’s willing executioners,’ in the Holodomor, the systematic deadly starvation of millions of Ukrainians in the early 1930s. The demography of the Spanish International Brigade is also revealing. 25% of the Brigade’s combatants were Jewish. Yiddish was the Brigade’s Lingua Franca. We have to ask what is it that motivated these young revolutionaries to fight Catholic Spain?  Was it really a battle against Fascism, was Franco a Fascist? Why did they burn so many churches, after all, one would expect these Jewish revolutionaries to first combat rabbinical tyranny and the synagogues. Just a few years later, in 1948, the Nakba – once again, a collective of secular socialist Zionist Jews engaged in a systematic racially motivated ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

 

The Jews who perpetrated these colossal crimes against humanity were not rabbinical or religious; they were Godless and succumbed to left ideology.

The Saker: You have recently traveled to France and participated in several events with Alain Soral (see here and here). This was not your first trip to France as you had also been there in 2013 were you met Jacob Cohen and had a very interesting discussion with him (see here). I have always felt that the power of the CRIF and UEJF in France was even bigger than the one of AIPAC and ADL in the USA. Would you agree with this?

 

Gilad Atzmon: Totally. For some time, France has been dominated by a forceful Jewish lobby (CRIF) that has been able to determine the boundaries of discussion as well as freedom in general. It is interesting to examine the treacherous role of the current socialist government in that respect.  In some of my recent writing I argue that both Jewish and Left politics contain an element of animosity towards working class people. Jews are generally fearful of the Working Class because it is always that class that turns against them. The Left is also dotted with antagonism towards working people (those who are now reduced into a Workless Class), because of the embarrassing fact that the working people have never joined the promised revolution. In France we see a strong bond between the uniquely unpopular socialist government and a tribal lobby group that is concerned solely with Jewish interests. How embarrassing.

 

The Saker:  Jacob Cohen says that in his opinion the most powerful Zionist organization on the planet is the B’nai B’rith that, in his opinion, is the primary recruiting pool for the Mossad’s sayanim. Do you agree with that? Which organizations, in your opinion, occupy the top positions in the Zionist totem pole?

 

Gilad Atzmon: Unlike Jacob Cohen I have never been part of the Jewish community and do not necessarily understand the mechanics involved in recruiting Israeli agents and sayanim. I analyze the Jewish tribal operation from philosophical and psychoanalytical perspectives. For instance, I delve into the notion of Jewish fear. I examine how it is fueled by Jewish ID politics (both Zionist and ‘anti’) and how it evolves into action – Aliya, war mongering and so on.

 

I contend that, to a certain extent, every person who operates within a Jews only political movement, whether it is Max Blumenthal, Philip Weiss, Paul Jay or Abe Foxman is a Sayan. I will elaborate. To operate politically ‘as a Jew’ is to be primarily concerned with Jewish interests rather than universal humanist objectives. Foxman and Blumenthal each advocate what he believes to be ‘good for the Jews.’ However, they clearly do not agree between themselves what is good for the Jews.

 

The consequence and the deeper meaning of what I say above is that there is no Jewish (collective) answer to the Jewish question.

 

The Saker:  Coming back to the events in France, what is your assessment of the struggle taking place between, on one hand, Alain SoralDieudonne and the movement Égalité et Réconciliation and, on the other hand, the French Zionist organizations and the French state? Would you say that the Zionist control over France is weakening or getting stronger?

 

Gilad Atzmon: It is a crucial question. Many French Jews apparently do not feel safe in France anymore and many have moved to Israel. Is this because they realize that CRIF will eventually cause a disaster for the Jews? Probably.

 

The Saker:  My next question is about words and definitions. For many years already, I have been using the word “Anglo-Zionist Empire” on my blog because I believe that the power structure we are currently dealing with is the successor to the British Empire (the modern “Anglosphere”, the ECHELONcountries basically) which has now been ‘injected’ with a Zionist ideology both by Jews and by Zionist Christians, as shown by the power of the Neocons in the USA (for a full explanation see here) The strange thing is that even though the category “Anglo” is an ethnic one and “Zionist” is not (it is an ideological one), I got submerged by hate mail and criticisms for the latter, and only 2 emails objecting to the former. I therefore emailed a few well-known personalities such as Michael Neumann, Shlomo Sand, Norman Finkelstein and you. Neuman and Sand never replied, and here are the relevant parts of my exchange with Norman Finkelstein:

 

The Saker: For many years I have been using the term “AngloZionist Empire” and this term has frequently been condemned by other bloggers and readers. I have therefore written up a short explanation for my use of that term (see attached document). Could I please ask you to take the time to read through this short text and share with me your reaction. Do you find my usage of this term appropriate or not and, in the latter case, how would you suggest that I describe the “Empire”?

Norman Finkelstein: Israel is a country of 7.5 million people. For such a small country it commits a lot of evil. But it hardly constitutes an empire or one half of an empire. At most it is a junior partner of the US.

 The Saker: I never spoke of an AngloIsraeli or a US-Israeli Empire, I spoke of an AngloZionist empire which, for example, includes the millions of Evangelical non-Jewish Zionists in the USA. Do you believe that Zionism is a core component of the US Empire or is that a mistaken notion?

Norman Finkelstein: I haven’t a clue what you mean when you say that “Zionism” is a core component of the US Empire? Professor Chomsky calls himself a Zionist. Is he a core component of the US Empire?

The Saker: as a professor of philosophy you are surely able to see for yourself the logical fallacies in your question; besides that, the first time you conflated Zionism and Israel, the second time you conflated Zionism with Chomsky. If you refuse to answer my question substantively, I would prefer if you said so.

He never replied. So what is going on here? What is your take on my use of the expression “Anglo-Zionist Empire” and why are, in your opinion, Neumann, Sand and Finkelstein so unwilling to engage on this topic?

Gilad Atzmon: As I said earlier on, Jewish power is the ability to restrict or silence criticism of Jewish power. Your dialogue with Finkelstein is an exemplary case of such an operation.

 

Jewish power is not a Zionist phenomenon. In fact, it is mostly sustained by the Left, by Chomsky type activists, Democracy Now and to a far lesser extent Norman Finkelstein whom I appreciate as an intellectual (though I hardly  agree with him on anything). The tactic is obvious. We are pushed to operate within a given discourse that contains some clear boundaries. We are restricted by terminology that is designed to block real scrutiny of the most troubling issues and conceal the truth. And what is this truth? A list of questions to do with Jewishness: the Jewishness of the Jewish State, the extent of the power of the Jewish lobby in the west, the ideological continuum between the Zionist and the ‘anti’ and so on.

 

The Saker: In our first interview you said that “ethics and morality are far more crucial than some UN decisions” and I also remember you writing elsewhere that future politics will have to be centered on ethics and values rather than on ideology. Could you please elaborate on what you mean exactly and whether you see our world getting closer to that goal or not?

 

Gilad Atzmon: I believe that it has become much easier to grasp the meaning of my past observation. As time goes by, we are becoming more and more cynical about the dark forces that run our universe. We understand that, rather than being free beings, we have been reduced into mere consumers. While in the past a politician claimed his commitment to the provision of health, education and production, the role of the contemporary  politician is to facilitate consumption on behalf of the  conglomerates. And yet it is our authentic ethical and empathic awareness that are at the core of our humanist indignation. It is our own ethical judgments that provide us with a compass and leads us toward truth. As the situation seems to be worsening, the more we have to trust our personal ethics that are also universally shared.

 

The Saker: I have personally come to the conclusion that both racism and nationalism are primarily the ugly offshoots of the 19th century nationalism which itself substituted the traditional religious worship of a God by a secular religion of self-worship which expressed itself in all the subsequent 20th century forms of racism and nationalism. Would you agree with that, or do you think that racism and nationalism are inherent to our (fallen) human nature?

 

Gilad Atzmon: I think that belonging is inherent to human nature and it takes different shapes at different times. I believe that racism and nationalism have been replaced by ID politics. We are trained to talk ‘as a’- as a Jew, as a black, as a gay, as a disabled person, and the forms of these sectarian political structures are very interesting.

 

We always have to ask ourselves, who benefits? Don’t we want to be Americans or French again? Or do we prefer to operate within marginal sectarian cosmopolitan ID settings? I am not sure. Again, if health, education and labour are at the core of a healthy society, ID politics operates as a clear obstacle. It prevents us from dealing with ‘real issues.’ We discuss gay marriage and anti-Semitism instead of building factories, hospitals and schools.

 

The Saker:  What is your view of religion in the modern world? Do you agree with the quote attributed to Dostoevsky that “if there is no God, everything is permitted” or do you believe that a non-religious value system is possible? Can we objectively define that this or that is “good” or “bad” without appealing to a religious revelation? Can you imagine a secular system of ethnics?

 

Gilad Atzmon: I would love to believe that universal ethics is a valid concept and independent of any religious thought. But the evidence of secular genocides around us is unfortunately compelling. I guess that if people are set to kill each other, all they need is an excuse.

 

The Saker: Lastly, what are your hopes for the future? Do you think that Russia, China and the BRICS will be able to bring down the AngloZionst Empire and that a multi-polar world order based on international law and respect for people’s and nation’s rights is possible, or are you pessimistic about our future?

 

Gilad Atzmon: I am always optimistic but this doesn’t necessarily mean that things are getting better. It may be possible that Jewish power will be restricted in the near future. It may even be possible that some future Jewish suffering is inevitable and this is, of course, unfortunate. I am confident that the Jewish elite is not going to be affected by such circumstances. If anything, they will be the first to benefit from any such a development. Ask yourself how many Rothschild died in the holocaust? Would Israel have been established without the Shoah? Would the Jews be as powerful without the Holocaust? These are open questions and in order to understand Jewish power we must engage in these topics and grasp once and for all the sophistication of the Jewish tribal matrix, the way in which it evolves and so on…

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Ugly Truth’s Album Review by Trevor LaBonte

March 12, 2015  /  Gilad Atzmon

GA: pretty amazing for me to read an album review written by a superb musician such as Trevor LaBonte. We need more of that-musicians writing on music…

By Trevor LaBonte

https://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/

Musician/author Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble have returned with their eighth album to date, a delightful offering entitled “The Whistle Blower.”

To buy The Whistle Blower:

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

Fanfare.website  (cd)

Fanfare.website (download)

ATZMON’S BACKGROUND:

Atzmon is a former Israeli, former Jew, who underwent a spiritual awakening as a result of hearing the great bebop masters. He was taught his whole life as an Israeli Jew that Jewish artists and thinkers are superior to all else, but he knew he had been lied to, by virtue of the fact that Charlie Parker and many other great jazz artists were black and not Jewish.

Atzmon cut all ties with the Jewish state over twenty years ago, expatriated to London and completed a Master’s degree in Philosophy there. His solidarity to the Palestinian cause is evidenced by his choice to name his band after the Palestine Liberation Organizations former headquarters in Jerusalem, called, “Orient House.”

His criticisms of his own former Jewish ideological collective are brutally honest and hard-hitting. Let it suffice to say that his mission to liberate the discourse has led him far, far from the world of “political correctness,” yet he somehow balances all this with a successful career in jazz.

In fact, Atzmon has sacrificed much in the line of his music career for his writings and statements against Israel. When he first moved to the UK, he was given the 2003 BBC award for “Best Jazz Album,” for Exile, and was practically given the key the the City of London. He was being hailed as one of greats of jazz, before the establishment caught on that Atzmon was not one of them.

Atzmon is a Heidegger-ian German essentialist. He easily dismantles his detractors’ arguments with his own swift brand of rhetorical Judo, exposing any discourse-policing closet Zionists that Atzmon has dubbed the “anti-Zionist Zionists,” viewing them as the premiere reason why humanity has been failing to solve it’s most important problems.

To the utter frustration and helplessness of the establishment, Gilad’s criticisms of Jewish identity politics and Israel are being accepted gradually into the mainstream. Perhaps it is because their time has come. Despite his views, he has played with many famous mainstream musicians, most recently with the likes of Pink Floyd, on their latest album, “The Endless River.”

Clearly he has emerged victorious over those who endeavor to silence him.

Bear in mind that other public figures so far have been systematically ostracized and blackballed for the mere mention of the word “Palestine.”

Like his friend, comedian Dieudonné, Gilad’s artistic mastery only fortifies his credibility as an intellectual. This has caused a huge, pounding, migraine headache not only for the hawkish pro-Israel establishment, but also its aforementioned gatekeepers, media outlets like Max Blumenthal, the UK Guardian, Ali Abuminah, and “Jewish Voices for Peace,” whose subversive agendas have been laid bare in the hundreds of articles Atzmon has penned.

Those things being said, we may now lower the needle on “The Whistle Blower.”

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The first song on the album, “Gaza Mon Amour,” enters with drummer Chris Higginbottom playing a Middle Eastern groove which sounds informed by New Orleans second-line. A palm-muted piano rhythm pattern enters, and Atzmon makes his entrance with a Middle-Eastern alto melody, doubled by his own accordion. “Gaza Mon Amour” makes one imagine walking through a busy Gaza City marketplace.

In the solo section, the piece slowly transforms into some passionate, far-out Coltrane/McCoy Tyner-influenced excursions from Atzmon and pianist Frank Harriman. Atzmon’s sound at the beginning of his solo is breathy and sorrowful, like the voice of a lamenting Palestinian grandmother, before transforming the sorrow to power by invoking Coltrane’s theme from “A Love Supreme.”

Even when Gilad is in Coltrane mode, he retains a finesse and a hard-driving bebop sensibility to his lines and time feel that is more akin to Cannonball and Sonny Stitt than the more open articulations of Trane. Atzmon combines long wailing notes with fast, spiraling, harmonically superimposed lines, and with Harriman’s comping, the landscape turns into a turbulent seascape of rising and falling waves.

Then the album opens up to a series of diverse ballads, some being sorrowful, some yearning, some romantic. Gilad and band resist any urge to play cliched lines or practiced vocabulary, preferring instead to take the more modern, lyrical, thematic approach to developing the motifs in their improvised solos.

Pianist/keyboardist Frank Harriman is skilled at creating a balanced dialogue between the chords of the left hand and the intervallic themes he often develops with the right hand. On several songs, he uses lush strings or bubbly organ sounds for effect. Influences of jazz piano’s best, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea can be heard in Harriman, but he has his own thoughtful voice at the keys.

Bassist Yaron Stavi has masterful ideas, impeccable touch, intonation, timing, and tone. His lines are clear and always supportive, and one can tell that he is always listening to the band as a whole.

OHE’s newest member, drummer Chris Higginbottom, adds wonderful dimensions of color, shading, and a deep medium-downtempo swing feel on “Let Us Pray.”

“The Whistle Blower” is very beautiful, accessible and romantic, without crossing the line and being corny. Atzmon’s music, similar to what his writings have done, does much to rescue jazz from its own elitist tendencies.

Atzmon’s music is similar to his philosophy. He seems to be attempting to put the world back on track. As a philosopher, this means he must illuminate the world’s problems and pave the way for unhindered discussion. Against all odds, he must dive into the heart of Jewish identity, publicly and resoundingly reject its exclusivity and supremacism, and encourage people to embrace a universal morality where no one designates himself as “chosen.”

Interestingly, jazz, despite its earthy roots, has the same tendencies, to relentlessly push itself toward extremes and oblivion. Arguably, it needs someone to remind the populace that it is always about beauty, harmony, and that which is universal, and Gilad does just that. Five Stars  for Gilad Atzmon and The OHE for “The Whistle Blower ***** ~Trevor LaBonte

 

Natali Cohen Vaxberg in support of Max Blumenthal and David Sheen

The Jewish Israeli progressive cosmopolitan poo performer Natali Cohen Vaxberg  is exhibiting  the ‘depth’ of Jewish dissent.

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