LEFT LIBERAL PLOY TO SILENCE THE TRUTH CRITICIZING ISRAELI INFLUENCE IS ANTI-SEMITIC?
By: Ted Lang
I voted for George Bush and have always voted for Republicans, but I doubt I'll be doing that anymore. It's been absolutely agonizing attempting to stay loyal to the Republican Party while watching the Bush administration trash our individual freedoms via Campaign Finance Reform, the Patriot Act, and Homeland Security legislation. There is no need to go to war - our freedoms have been destroyed and the 19 Muslim punks have resoundingly defeated us. They are dead, but we lost! Liberalism blocked the most effective safety measure that could have been employed: armed pilots. But liberals used their gun hysteria so effectively that the airlines and their insurance companies were terrified allowing pilots to be armed. Truth, honesty, and what is in the best interests of Americans are never a consideration.
In recent articles I have written I have confessed my uncertainty as to the direction our nation is taking initiating a preemptive strike on another nation where no proof of their direct involvement in 9-11 has ever been offered. Our president has proclaimed that Arab terrorists attacked us because they are jealous of our freedom and wealth. That explanation belongs within the same intellectual context as the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. The most obvious explanation is that we were whacked by Arab terrorists because of our strong alliance to Israel.
No clear case has ever been made by the Bush administration for going after Iraq and Saddam Hussein. When definite ties to 9-11 were proven involving Saudi Arabia, the Bush administration dismissed them. When North Korea threatens us, it is offered as being diplomatically solvable. I have never bought into the FBI fairytale involving TWA800.
I'm on record for my stances on these issues, and have never shrunk from questioning the veracity of my own government. Clearly, it was imperative that I understand the real motives for our preemptive strike on Iraq. We have never done this, and it certainly should be executed along constitutional lines as prescribed by the rule of law in Article I, Section 8.
The best I could put together was offered in my piece, "Bush's Global Policy." I cited quotes from foreign newspapers, as the bias and falsehoods of American newspapers and network TV news render them useless as regards accurate, truthful information. And one of my attributions documenting heavy Israeli involvement was offered by Charley Reese and taken from the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz. That notwithstanding, a reader chose to brand me "anti-Semitic" simply because I have been agonizing and searching for the truth, and it points to the manipulation of American government by Israel. At no time did I accuse members of the Jewish religion of imparting their influence unduly in Washington.
Yet, it is well known that Israeli lobbying and influence are rife in our nation's capital. When both The New York Times and the Washington Post revealed these ties to Israel, members of the American Jewish community went ballistic and threatened to boycott these papers unless they changed their editorial stance. Now, I am being similarly attacked just for trying to get at the truth, something my government refuses to reveal. That's my job! And if there are those out there that want to call me anti-Semitic for doing so, then please be my guest!
Liberalism killed 3,000 of our fellow citizens because of dishonesty, political pressure and hysteria. And now Mel Gibson is being attacked because a movie he's releasing on the last days of Christ is being viewed as anti-Semitic. And Congressman Jim Moran is being lynched in similar fashion. Apparently these Jewish organizations feel they have unlimited license to criticize anyone they please, and silence those who are merely seeking the truth. That may work against others, but not me!
As I wrote to the ethically and intellectually challenged reader who branded me with his left-liberal slur, I've criticized my own government - why shouldn't I criticize his?
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Ted Lang is a columnist for the The Patriotist and the Sierra Times He is a regular columnist for Ether Zone.
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Published in the March 18, 2003 issue of Ether Zone. Copyright © 1997 - 2003 Ether Zone.