- "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed
to repeat it."-- George Santayana
- How quickly we forget. With the Inquisition still fresh
in memory, America's Founders embraced democracy as a means to protect
liberty from the manipulations of faith. That's why facts were enshrined
at the core of self-governance grounded in the rule of law. The duplicity
at the heart of the U.S.-Israeli relationship puts that founding principle
- For seven terrifying centuries, heretics were punished
under canon law. In 1633, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was condemned
for "grave suspicion of heresy" when he showed that the Sun-not
the crown- was the center of the universe despite what the King's subjects-with
help from the Church-had been induced to believe.
- With the merger of church and state in the 4th Century
Roman Empire, anyone daring to dispute papal authority-by challenging with
facts the One True Faith-was condemned as both a heretic and an enemy of
the state. That practice continues in modern times.
- The New Heretics are those few who challenge America's
faith in its "special relationship" with an extremist enclave
granted nation state recognition in 1948 by a Christian-Zionist president,
Harry Truman. Critics of this enclave invite condemnation as "anti-Semites,"
a modern form of social excommunication.
- Defenders of the Zionist Faithful were forced to become
more vigilant in monitoring this heresy after Israeli troops used U.S.-provided
arms and munitions to kill more than 1,400 Palestinians in Gaza, one- third
of them reportedly children.
- That well-timed attack, planned for more than a year,
was scheduled between Christmas and the January 20th presidential inaugural.
Within 48 hours of ending its assault, Israel had dispatched an army of
bloggers to counter anti-Zionist websites. By early February, the Anti-Defamation
League was bemoaning a "pandemic of anti-Semitism." The massacre
fueled outrage worldwide even as the ADL portrayed that anger as "anti-Semitism."
- By early March, Israeli policy was being described as
a threat to international peace and security, a violation of international
human rights and a crime against humanity. By associating the U.S.-its
ally- with this behavior, the U.S.-Israeli "special relationship"
fueled anti-American hatred, fanned the flames of extremism and set the
stage for more terrorism. Meanwhile a wave of modern-day excommunications
swept college campuses:
- At Hampshire College in Massachusetts, students urged
the school to divest from firms whose operations support the Israeli occupation
of Palestine. When Israeli policies were compared to apartheid-era South
Africa, Zionist Law Professor Alan Dershowitz condemned the students as
"rabidly anti-Israel" (enemies of the state).
- At Canada's Ottawa College, Students Against Israeli
Apartheid were prohibited from displaying a poster condemning Zionist policies
that president Jimmy Carter had already condemned in his 2007 book, Palestine:
Peace Not Apartheid.
- At the University of California, Santa Barbara, Professor
William Robinson (Jewish) was attacked as an anti-Semite in an ADL- coordinated
silencing campaign. His heresy: sharing with students a photo-essay critical
of Israeli policy that had circulated for weeks online. [See "Treason
in Plain Sight?" and "The ADL Thought Police."]
- Media-Manipulated Mindsets
- Meanwhile Pope Benedict XVI attacked an Argentine cleric
whose excommunication he had lifted. As head of the Roman Catholic Church,
Benedict claimed he was unaware that Bishop Richard Williamson had challenged
key facts of the Holocaust. When condemned by the Pontiff, Williamson apologized.
The Vatican insisted he recant, a concept lifted directly from the Inquisition.
- Critics suspect this early February dispute was meant
to distract attention from the carnage in Gaza and create sympathy for
Israel by evoking memories of the Holocaust. No media outlet mentioned
that this German Pope, the first since 1523, previously led the Vatican's
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a direct descendant of the
Church's 16th century tribunal, the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the
- Media Magnate Haim Saban an "Israeli-American"
- The fiercest condemnation of the bishop's reluctance
to recant came not from Rome but from Angela Merkel in Berlin who was elected
German Chancellor in 2005. No media outlet mentioned that in 2003 Zionist
media mogul Haim Saban acquired control of ProSiebenSat.1, Germany's second
- While wielding a major opinion-shaping media outlet during
Merkel's ascendancy as Germany's first female chancellor, Saban described
himself as an "Israeli-American" and "a one-issue guy and
my issue is Israel." Steve Rattner, Saban's financial adviser, explained
the motive for his media acquisition: "He thinks Germany is critical
to Israel." Rattner re-emerged as president Barack Obama's auto industry
"car czar" before resigning in mid-July due to a pension fund
- To put these media-dependent developments in historical
perspective requires a grasp of how-in the Information Age-warfare is waged
not on a traditional battlefield but in the shared field of consciousness.
In the public's shared mindset-where consensus opinions are created, shaped
and sustained-facts are routinely displaced with what "the mark"
can be induced to believe.
- That's why national security agencies must monitor media
czars such as Saban who is candid about using his influence to advance
Zionist goals. In June 2006, a Saban-led group acquired Univision, the
largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S. With Latinos the fastest-growing
voting bloc in the U.S., Univision is critical to Israel's ability to sustain
its control of U.S. foreign policy. Univision is the fifth largest television
network in the U.S., reaching 98% of Spanish-speaking households through
62 television stations, 90 affiliate stations and more than 2,000 cable
affiliates. [See "How the Israel lobby took control of U.S. foreign
- For a system of self-governance reliant on informed consent,
it is difficult to overstate the threat to democracy when policy-making
is filtered through the pro-Israeli bias of media-owning Zionists. In addition
to emerging as a reliable EU advocate for Israeli policies, Merkel threatened
to arrest Williamson for Holocaust denial on a EU- wide warrant. A search
of her phone records would doubtless uncover a discussion with a key supporter,
- Zionists and the lawmakers they groom are well positioned
to advance a modern-day Inquisition-as when Bishop Williamson simultaneously
faced arrest in Europe and expulsion from Argentina, the site of a seminary
he directed and home to the largest Jewish population in Latin America.
- The People In Between
- In October 2007, Defense Secretary Robert Gates coined
a generic phrase to describe the most perilous combatants when waging what
he called "unconventional warfare." A former C.I.A. Director,
he portrayed this enemy as "the people in between." Between Galileo
and the facts was Church doctrine deployed to displace science with beliefs
or, in modern-day parlance, with consensus opinion. Between the German
people and the ballot box was Haim Saban for whom the election of Angela
Merkel was critical to Israel. Next is Univision.
- To gain credence (believability) for the displacement
of facts with beliefs requires that the public's shared mental environment
be fed a steady diet of supportive impressions. Thus the agenda-advancing
assistance when "unrelated" events emerge in the same timeframe
to reinforce the intended orthodoxy. For example, following the Israeli
assault on Gaza, news reports in February included several high profile
- The suspension of U.K. diplomat Rowan Laxton for allegedly
making anti-Semitic remarks while riding an exercise bike in a London gymnasium.
- Reports of police protection provided in Dubai to Andy
Ram, an Israeli tennis star, reinforcing the media-induced narrative that
Israelis were at risk.
- A White House announcement that the Obama administration
would attend a planning session for a 2009 World Conference Against Racism
but may boycott it.
- These narrative-advancing impressions were reinforced
by the release in 2008 of eight Holocaust-themed films, including The Reader
starring Kate Winslet who received a high profile Academy Award for best
actress in a leading role. She even joked about the influence wielded by
pro-Israelis in Hollywood and popular culture. In a 2005 filming of Extras,
a comedy series in which she played herself, an actor congratulated her
on her role in a Holocaust-related film, to which she responded:
- "I don't think we need another film about the Holocaust,
do we? It's like, how many have there been? We get it. It was grim. Move
on. No, I'm doing it because I've noticed that if you do a film about the
Holocaust, [you're] guaranteed an Oscar. I've been nominated four times-never
won. The whole world is going, 'Why hasn't Winslet won one?' That's it.
That's why I'm doing it. Schindler's bloody List. The Pianist. Oscars coming
out of their ass!"
- Duplicity From Antiquity to Modernity
- Framers of the U.S. Constitution viewed democracy as
a form of governance that resides not in a royal court or the papacy but
in a mindset shared by its participants. Where else could self-governance
reside? Thus the key role envisioned for media as an "in-between"
domain essential to convey the facts required for informed consent. Absent
widespread access to unbiased information, liberty would succumb to the
exploitation of those skilled at preying on ignorance and beliefs. On that
key point, the Framers were proven correct.
- Thus the perils when those who mean to live free rely
on media with an undisclosed bias. It is precisely such "people in
between" that routinely displace facts with what an unsuspecting public
("the mark") can be deceived to believe. In an Information Age,
such fraudulent behavior is not akin to treason, that agenda-advancing
duplicity is treason. Haim Saban is unusual only in conceding the pro-
Israeli bias he brings to his media operations.
- This duplicitous modus operandi works the same in modernity
as in antiquity. The impact on informed consent is identical regardless
whether the media-enabled deceit is a false belief in Iraqi WMD, a consensus
faith in the infallibility of unfettered financial markets, or a shared
opinion that this Zionist enclave is a democracy and an ally rather than
what the oft-recurring fact patterns confirm: an enemy within.
- Such treachery is at least as old as the use of canon
law to silence critics of Church doctrine. The only modern component of
this deceitful craft is the global reach of contemporary media and its
capacity to manipulate minds and emotions on an unprecedented scale.
- A 1578 handbook for inquisitors explained that its harsh
penalties were "for the public good in order that others may become
terrified and weaned away from the evils they would commit." The New
Heretics chronicle the costs of the U.S.-Israel relationship in blood,
treasure, insecurity and credibility. Those who yearn for freedom from
such manipulation can no longer afford America's entangled alliance with
an extremist enclave notorious for waging war by way of deception.
- Jeff Gates
- Jeff Gates: A widely acclaimed author, attorney, investment
banker, educator and consultant to government, corporate and union leaders
worldwide, Jeff Gates' latest book is Guilt By Association-How Deception
and Self-Deceit Took America to War (2008). His previous books include
Democracy at Risk: Rescuing Main Street From Wall Street and The Ownership
Solution: Toward a Shared Capitalism for the 21st Century. For two decades,
an adviser to policy-makers worldwide. Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance
Committee (1980-87) .
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