Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What on earth are the BFUU thinking!?!?

There are times when the politics of the folks in Berkeley confuse me. Berkeley often seems off base, and sometimes out of it entirely.
Then there are times when Berkeley just boggles the mind.

Such as when a church in Berkeley sponsors a performance by an Israel-bashing Jew-baiting bigot to benefit those giving material assistance to terrorists.

Gilad Atzmon: Themes from Palestine Monday June 8, 2009 at 7:00pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar (at Bonita),Berkeley, California


What the heck could the BFUU have been thinking!!!!!!!!!!!
Gilad Atzmon is a hate filled apologist for brigands and tyrants, and a classic example of the stereotype of ersatz "revolutionary" thinker with a lubricious fondness for third-world thugs.

Gilad Atzmon's type, during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, praised the excesses of the red guards and the killing of 'counter revolutionaries'. Such people supported the genocide in Cambodia, the never ending sadism of the FARC in Columbia, the execution of women in Afghanistan, the brutality of Chavez and Castro.
Gilad Atzmon, today, as an example of that ilk, trumpets the praises of the worst gangster regimes and barbaric dictators in the Muslim world. He supports the terrorists of Hamas, the thugs in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, the madman of Iran, the cowardly racists of the anti-Semitic ultra-left, and the unreconstructed bigots of the old-style racialist right. And he is both proud and open about it.

A more despicable and ethically crippled person would be hard to imagine.

Is that who the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists want to be know by?
Is Gilad Atzmon really a man whom they are glad to host?
Does his worldview truly represent their allegedly lofty ideals?
How on earth can they face the world, EVEN their fellow Berkeleyites, if they bid Gilad Atzmon welcome?


Gilad Atzmon, like many know-it-all foreigners, presumes to blame Zionists for everything. Such as in this article (, where he tries to connect Bush's advisors to a Zionist plot. Quote: "how did America, once a symbol of freedom, let itself be enslaved by such repulsive ideologies that are associated inherently with some clear foreign tribal interests? [cut] In 2003, by the time youngster of Zion Wolfowitz was on the verge of becoming a proper elder"

The anti-Semitic tropes fairly drip from this crude text: repulsive ideologies, foreign tribal interests, youngster of Zion, elder.

Then he says: "America is now inherently associated with Israel as the biggest threat to world peace", and asks "How is it that America failed to restrain its Wolfowitzes? How is that America let its foreign policy be shaped by some ruthless Zionists?"

A spurious accusation that would have done Goebbels or Stalin proud. How well Gilad Atzmon has studied his predecessors!

This is followed by a bald-faced suggestion that money and Jews facilitated a take over. Quote: "Throughout the centuries, Jewish bankers bought for themselves some real reputations of backers and financers of wars and even one communist revolution. Though rich Jews had been happily financing wars using their assets, Alan Greenspan, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States, found a far more sophisticated way to finance the wars perpetrated by his ideological brothers Libby and Wolfowitz. Unlike old fashioned Britain, where Tony Blair recruited Lord ‘cash-machine’ Levy to encourage his Zionist friends to donate their money by proxy to a party that was just about to a launch a criminal war ..."

Again, a passage drenched with propagandistic turns and twists familiar from anti-Semitic tracts: Jewish bankers, financers of war, responsible for communism, rich Jews, using their assets.
Please also note the deft use of Jewish surnames, serving to clearly point out the 'International Jew'. Ford would have been proud, and no doubt Atzmon's friends among the supporters of Hezbollah and Hamas are still gleeful over the eloquence of their pet.
It is a masterpiece of anti-Semitic venom.

Then, in the classic fashion of bigots and anti-Semites, he blames financial disaster on the Jews, though claiming that it was not deliberate - the Zionists, according to Gilad Atzmon, through their clumsiness accidentally caused the meltdown - and he concludes with a sentence which undoubtedly resonated in Europe and the Arab world: "This Zionist accident is a glimpse into Political Zionism’s sinister agenda."

This precisely is the classic accusation made by hate-mongers throughout the ages: 'it is only because our enemies showed their true colors that we finally realized it was they, and none other, that caused all our ills - now see how evil they are, and hang 'em!'
Mississippi rednecks said it about blacks, Irish layabouts in California said it about the Chinese, the Europeans say it about Americans, WASP xenophobes say it about dem Meskins, and the paranoid say it about the Masons and the Jews.

Still, one of the most telling statements by this paragon of alternative-interpretations, is the one where he calls Mahmud Ahmedinejad the representative of civilized values. Quote: "it is Ahmadinejad rather than Blair who reminds us where goodness rests. Seemingly, a man who has been repeatedly presented by our deluded Western media as a 'radical’, ‘fundamentalist’ and ‘Islamofascist’ has proved beyond doubt that it is actually him who knows what forgiveness and grace are all about".

Obviously Atzmon overlooks the execution of gays and rape-victims which is standard in Iran - where, according to Atzmon's idol Ahmedinejad, there are no gays. It is an assertion almost classicly nineteen-fifties communist front in effect - surreal and grotesque.

" -- Let love be the spirit of this congregation And service its goal. This is our living covenant: To dwell together in peace, to seek the truths in life, and to help one another. -- "
[BFUU creed]

Does Gilad Atzmon represent YOUR values, oh Berkeley Unitarians? Are this man's statements indicative of the things that you believe? What part of 'love', 'service', 'peace', and 'truth' does Gilad Atzmon represent?

How on earth you blinkered hypocrites can hold your heads high and face the rest of the citizens of the Bay Area is utterly beyond me. You make me sick, and I am surprised that no one has yet driven you perverts out of town. That you are STILL here should serve as a lesson in tolerance. Misapplied tolerance, yet tolerance nonetheless.


GRANT!PATEL! said...

But wait but wait!!!! You did not even mention other fine articles about this very subject! Such as:

The back of the hill said...

I love it!

GRANT!PATEL! said...

I love her.

Sigh unseen.

--Grant Perverticated

Rabid Bunny said...

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P and OHS.

Anonymous said...

The Berkeley Fellowship is now hosting Kathleen and Bill Christison, authors of such charming articles as "Zionism as a racist ideology" and "Neo-con Zionist threat to America".

I think its time to admit that the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists have an anti-semitic orientation.