Oh look… that one’s alive!

It would seem they’re not all terminally brainwashed after all. Our annual prize for ‘working in the mainstream US media and inadvertently finding yourself actually making sense for one long second’ goes to Helen Thomas who, at the incredible age of 89, finally managed to escape the deadly embrace of cozy proximity that strangles what is called the ‘Washington press corps’. This is a bunch of people which you can find in every country – in Belgium we call them ‘wetstraatjournalisten’ – who pretend to be journalists but are so thoroughly cuddled and pampered by the power elite of their country that they end up completely identifying themselves with the lot, and stop performing their function of ‘watchdogs of democracy’ (if they had ever done so in the first place). Thomas’ desperate call for retirement from the fully paid-up crowd of uncriticising press release copy-and-pasters took the form of her stating that the Israelis ‘should get “the hell out of Palestine” and suggesting they go back to Germany, Poland or the US.’ An eminently reasonable proposal in and of itself of course (after all, the million-odd French colons eventually got the hell out of Algeria and the Belgians out of the Congo, to name but a few examples), but naturally a cardinal sin in that AIPAC-governed satellite country of Israel across the ocean, which seems as much colonised by the Israelis these days as Palestine – and with markedly less resistance, we should add. Still, her final lapse of reason got a lot of attention in those very same media who consider that what she said was a cardinal sin – a nice little piece of social hacking there, and just one of the astounding series of consequences of the Israelis’ final lapse into full-blown unashamed fascism. Next to the loss of one of their most important allies in the Middle East and indeed in NATO, the globalisation of calls to lift the siege on Gaza – spreading even to staunch allies of Israel such as France and the UK, the de facto lifting of the siege by the seemingly permanent opening of  the Rafah crossing by Mubarak, the inclusion of the issue of their nuclear warheads in an IAEA meeting and – perhaps most astoundingly of all – actually jolting Robert Fisk into writing the first sensible articles he has produced in years… As I keep repeating here, all anyone has to do to make the end of the zionist experiment come about is sit back, watch and enjoy. The Israelis have corrupted and disintegrated their society so thoroughly for so long that they have completely lost the plot, and it is only a matter of time before they destroy what’s left of themselves in their frantic suicidal mania of hate and slaughter. The only problem is that the mad dogs will try and take as many as they can of the rest of us with them on their way down. And as mentioned before, the Raving Rabbis do have 200 nuclear warheads to play with…

4 thoughts on “Oh look… that one’s alive!

  1. I really do hope you’re right. All other evil regimes in history have not lasted, but these are different times. As you mentioned the Israelis have nukes and A LOT of conventional weapons. Weapons maintain order. Order is not what we need.

  2. My dear Bart,

    Let me quote your above article:
    …”As I keep repeating here, all anyone has to do to make the end of the Zionist experiment come about is sit back, watch and enjoy. The Israelis have corrupted and disintegrated their society so thoroughly for so long that they have completely lost the plot, and it is only a matter of time before they destroy what’s left of themselves in their frantic suicidal mania of hate and slaughter. “…

    If I where in your place I wouldn’t be so sure about Israel’s disintegration..

    But sadly enough I am sitting in my armchair and watching the total disintegration of the Belgian state after the last vote in Belgium I quote:

    …”A Flemish party that wants to split Belgium triumphed in a parliamentary election on Sunday, a result that could make it hard to form a coalition quickly and deliver austerity to contain a rising national debt.”

    And I am not mentioning the inner troubles of french speaking people in Flanders.. being hated by the Flemish population and so on.

    So keep a look at your own backyard before being a prophet about the fate of other people. The Belgian disintegration fate is becoming a reality. Your disintegration-wish of Israel is a mistaked biased analysis

    BTW, I myself was born in Antwerp so I know what I am writing about.

    Have a good day Mr Bart.

    1. Ehm… what exactly is the point you are making here, Korzac? I don’t get it: how – or why – do you want to compare a political and legal battle about federalisation between communities who have always lived together in the same country with a society of newly arrived usurping immigrants who came from all over the world to dsicriminate and deligitimise the original inhabitants of the land? I don’t see any similarities here – moreover Belgium may be federalising into truly autonomous regions or continue as a state entity (and what does it matter anyway, as both systems will remain part of the EU?), but Belgian society is not disintegrating at all. And whichever foreign visiting journalist you quote above has not understood anything about the situation – the fact that both Flemish and Wallonians have elected one major party with a clear mandate is actually going to make it easier to solve the stalemate and adopt whatever constitutional reforms are necessary to satisfy all parties – with a bit of luck we might even get rid of the monarchy… And on a more personal note: I was born ‘Flemish’ but don’t give a flying babyshit about Flemish ‘nationalism’, because the Flemish have long ago won their rights in the country and have moreover come out on top in economic, political and virtually all other matters – the separatists are basically very similar to the Lega Nord in Italy – i.e. the nouveaux riches of the north want to keep their money to themselves rather than show some solidarity with the impoverished south, which is not a cause anybody should get passionate about. And to kill off the comparison: we do not have one community living under an apartheid system and in open-air concentration camps set up by the other, we have no racial or religious segregation, we are not in breach of over 60 UNSC resolutions and are not condamned by the global community. We don’t fight each other with kalashnikovs and F-16s, but with amendments to the constitution. Any more reasons you want to hear?

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