Friday, April 30, 2010


Speech by Spanish politician, journalist and activist Pilar Rahola.

Why don't we see demonstrations against Islamic dictatorships in London , Paris , Barcelona ? Or demonstrations against the Burmese dictatorship? Why aren't there demonstrations against the enslavement of millions of women who live without any legal protection? Why aren't there demonstrations against the use of children as human bombs where there is conflict with Islam? Why has there been no leadership in support of the victims of Islamic dictatorship in Sudan ? Why is there never any outrage against the acts of terrorism committed against Israel ? Why is there no outcry by the European left against Islamic fanaticism? Why don't they defend Israel 's right to exist? Why confuse support of the Palestinian cause with the defense of Palestinian terrorism? And finally, the million dollar question: Why is the left in Europe and around the world obsessed with the two most solid democracies, the United States and Israel, and not with the worst dictatorships on the planet? The two most solid democracies, who have suffered the bloodiest attacks of terrorism, and the left doesn't care.

And then, to the concept of freedom. In every pro Palestinian European forum I hear the left yelling with fervor: "We want freedom for the people!" Not true. They are never concerned with freedom for the people of Syria or Yemen or Iran or Sudan , or other such nations. And they are never preoccupied when Hammas destroys freedom for the Palestinians. They are only concerned with using the concept of Palestinian freedom as a weapon against Israeli freedom. The resulting consequence of these ideological pathologies is the manipulation of the press. The international press does major damage when reporting on the question of the Israeli-Palestinian issue. On this topic they don't inform, they propagandize. When reporting about Israel the majority of journalists forget the reporter code of ethics.
And so, any Israeli act of self-defense becomes a massacre, and any confrontation, genocide. So many stupid things have been written about Israel , that there aren't any accusations left to level against her.

At the same time, this press never discusses Syrian and Iranian interference in propagating violence against Israel ; the indoctrination of children and the corruption of the Palestinians. And when reporting about victims, every Palestinian casualty is reported as tragedy and every Israeli victim is camouflaged, hidden or reported about with disdain. And let me add on the topic of the Spanish left. Many are the examples that illustrate the anti-Americanism and anti-Israeli sentiments that define the Spanish left.

For example, one of the leftist parties in Spain has just expelled one of its members for creating a pro-Israel website. I quote from the expulsion document: "Our friends are the people of Iran , Libya and Venezuela , oppressed by imperialism, and not a Nazi state like Israel ." In another example, the socialist mayor of Campozuelos changed Shoah Day, commemorating the victims of the Holocaust, with Palestinian Nabka Day, which mourns the establishment of the State of Israel, thus showing contempt for the six million European Jews murdered in the Holocaust.
Or in my native city of Barcelona , the city council decided to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel, by having a week of solidarity with the Palestinian people. Thus, they invited Leila Khaled, a noted terrorist from the 70's and current leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a terrorist organization so described by the European Union, which promotes the use of bombs against Israel.

This politically correct way of thinking has even polluted the speeches of president Zapatero. His foreign policy falls within the lunatic left, and on issues of the Middle East he is unequivocally pro Arab. I can assure you that in private, Zapatero places on Israel the blame for the conflict in the Middle East , and the policies of foreign minister Moratinos reflect this. The fact that Zapatero chose to wear a kafiah in the midst of the Lebanon conflict is no coincidence; it's a symbol. Spain has suffered the worst terrorist attack in Europe and it is in the crosshairs of every Islamic terrorist organization.
As I wrote before, they kill us with cell phones hooked to satellites connected to the Middle Ages. An yet the Spanish left is the most anti Israeli in the world. And then it says it is anti Israeli because of solidarity. This is the madness I want to denounce in this conference.

Conclusion: I am not Jewish. Ideologically I am left and by profession a journalist. Why am I not anti Israeli like my colleagues? Because as a non-Jew I have the historical responsibility to fight against Jewish hatred and currently against the hatred for their historic homeland, Israel . To fight against anti-Semitism is not the duty of the Jews, it is the duty of the non-Jews. As a journalist it is my duty to search for the truth beyond prejudice, lies and manipulations. The truth about Israel is not told.
As a person from the left who loves progress, I am obligated to defend liberty, culture, civic education for children, coexistence and the laws that the Tablets of the Covenant made into universal principles. Principles that Islamic fundamentalism systematically destroys.
That is to say that as a non-Jew, journalist and lefty I have a triple moral duty with Israel, because if Israelis destroyed, liberty, modernity and culture will be destroyed too. The struggle of Israel , even if the world doesn't want to accept it, is the struggle of the world.

Pilar Rahola

Bravo, sister!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

But are they edible?

And the answer is, apparently, yes. Whales, that is. Now while SOME of my associates would argue that, because whales have neither hoofs nor cud, and can't be slaughtered (is that "schocheted"?) by a quick stroke to the neck that severs arteries and airpassages, they are by definition not edible, by reason of being not kosher ......................................

That argument doesn't work for me.

I don't keep kosher, and I lack the food neuroses of wasps.
Yes, I can deal with it. No hang ups.


The beasts vaunted intelligence is ALSO not an issue. Pigs are very intelligent - much more intelligent than cows or sheep (extremely stupid animals), and way way more intelligent than chickens (stupid, evil, and smelly), yet we eat those. Delicious!

Vegans are remarkably dull and stupid - but we do not eat them (they probably taste like crap anyway).

There is a Japanese site which advocates whale consumption:

Can't read what I think are recipes. But there's a classic SOUTHPARK episode.

Trigger and Dolly and Bubbles snuff it. You should have kissed them before they died.

"Thanks for the delicious whale! "
---------Sea Shepherd Japan Fanclub

Whale Sashimi
Whale Bacon
Canned Whale Meat Yamatoni
Canned Whale Meat Sunoko
Tatsuta Fried Whale

And here's a great FOOD movie!
It reminded me of such classics as 'Como Agua Para Chocolate' and 'Babette's Feast', as well as so very many Julia Child episodes! You will love it! Watch it again and again!

There. Wasn't that good?


Oh by the way, racist honky Australians and New Zealanders suck. Are you as tired as I am by the sneering whitey superiority of Greenpeace activists? Anyone wanna harpoon the bastards?
If so, I applaud you. Just make sure you do it in international waters. That way sharks have some fun too. Sharks are good.

All your cetacean are belong to us!!!
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