Monday, August 03, 2015

The messianic era

Bringing American-style, and no doubt American-drafted, vote suppression to Canada:  "Fair Elections Act: Assessment Of Process And Results Todate"  Tweet (James Sprague) (EC is Elections Canada):
". EC currently adopts govt's position it cannot run ads 2 encourage pple 2 vote. Unduly restrictive IMO"
"Who’s the Bad Actor?" "Brand Israel pretends the burning of a Palestinian baby is the act of extremists"  "Israeli leaders lit the match that burned baby Ali Dawabsha"

"Why Is The New Wave Of Jewish Terrorism Different From All Others?" (note that the gay stabber is from a group that is probably anti-Zionist, though being anti-Zionist doesn't mean you and your associates aren't assholes, but the real message is to keep an eye on the Chabad and other messianic settlers, and also keep an eye on whether traditional Jewish supremacist racism start to apply within the supremacist group as the settler nuts start to be seen as threatening the entire group supremacist project):
"But one other phrase was daubed on the wall at Duma, that’s been largely overlooked. The attackers wrote the words “ Yechi Hamelech Hamashiach ” — “long live the king Messiah.” It’s the motto of the messianist wing of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement, which believes that the late grand rabbi of Lubavitch, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who died in 1994, is the messiah and will return to rebuild the ancient kingdom and redeem the world.
The messianist wing of Chabad has coexisted in uneasy tension with the mainstream wing for two decades. Recently, though, there have been signs of a possible détente. Last month, according to the Haredi Israeli website Behadrei Haredim, the mainstream journal Kfar Chabad carried a rare interview with a militant leader of the messianist wing, Rabbi Yisrael Halperin of Herzliya. Is mainstream Chabad moving to reconcile with the messianists? Too soon to tell.
Chabad-Lubavitch, unlike virtually every other Hasidic or Haredi sect, supports West Bank settlement and opposes territorial compromise with the Palestinians. Members of the messianist wing have been involved at times with various settler extremist groups.
The arsonists who torched the Church of the Multiplication left graffiti, too. It read: “ Elilim karot yikaretun ” — “The false gods will surely be uprooted.” That’s a quote from the Aleinu prayer, an ancient messianist text read at the end of every synagogue service, which expresses a yearning “to see speedily” the day of divine redemption, when all humankind will accept the sovereignty of the God of Israel — that is, the messianic era.
Is it significant that the arsonists in two attacks inside two months both left behind graffiti announcing the arrival of the messianic age? Maybe — and maybe not.
It could be, as some observers speculate, that the Duma arsonists were from Shiloh and were seeking to avenge the June murder of Malachi Rosenfeld. It’s also possible that they come from another settlement in that area just south of Nablus. Three of the West Bank’s most militant settlements are in that immediate area, including Itamar, which is home to the Od Yosef Chai yeshiva, headed by a leading Chabad messianist rabbi, Yitzhak Ginsburgh; Kfar Tapuach, a stronghold of the Kahanist movement; and Yitzhar, a stronghold of the Bratslav Hasidism that’s popular among hilltop youth, known for following a rebbe or grand rabbi, Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav, who died in 1810 and had no successor.
It’s possible that none of that is relevant, and that these are merely the latest in a series of occasional outbursts by hotheads at the undisciplined edge of the settler community. It’s also possible that there’s a convergence underway on the radical, messianist fringes of the three movements. It’s been noted in recent years, mostly but not only in jest, that the three movements — Chabad, Bratslav and Kahanist — are all led by dead rebbes who aren’t around to discipline their more eccentric followers."

"An Iran-Deal Skeptic Becomes a Supporter"  The concentration camp guard sends a signal from Barry's Jewish billionaires that the inevitable warmongering from the traditional enemies of peace is doomed to fail in this particular case, so there is no reason to defy Barry and embarrass yourself.

In the history of Bad Things, it is interesting how often the same names pop up:  "Gatekeeper for the Decision Making Process"

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