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September 05, 2006

Blaming the Jews

David Aaronovitch's documentary "Blaming the Jews" should be watched by anyone planning to vote in any election, anywhere (Parts One, Two, Three and Four). These links are all via Eric at Drink-soaked Trotskyite Popinjays for WAR who later remarks that "to allow one genocide may be regarded as a misfortune; to allow two looks like carelessness." He was talking about Darfur but may as well have meant the Shoah. "Never forget" we used to say; if only it were true. This is scary stuff. Time to wake up.

Also at Channel 4 Update: Planet Earth Under Threat. I could feel a snide remark formulating in the hidden recesses of my being until I spotted this Gelada baboon. If he endorses the project then it is all right by me.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 5, 2006 09:24 AM


Stuff like this always makes me think of Frank Herbert's Secret Israel.

Posted by: The_Campblog [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 5, 2006 01:56 PM

Secret Israel is one of the best twists of the whole series. The idea comes out of nowhere and is strangely credible. Herbert is one of the few sf writers who acknowledges religious belief and its continuity into the future (along with, for example, Heinlein). Roddenberry's Federation is bereft of anything except pantomime religious belief... a more credible future has Hezb'allah setting up on the Klingon homeworld, etc.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 6, 2006 05:23 PM