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Monday, June 29, 2009

Professor Chomsky finds that Hamas promotes peace...

but Hamas itself has a different view: please see the video on my posting just below.

So it would seem that Professor Chomsky, at least on this particular issue, is mistaken. Well, nobody, not even at MIT, can be 100% right all the time.

Hamas on Hitler's Birthday: All Jews Must Die

Speech by Hamas cleric, April 20, 2009

And here is another speech, by an unknown cleric:

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Westboro Baptist Church

Members of this sect have been in New York City within the last week, picketing Jewish synagogues, among other places, declaring that "Jews Killed Jesus," "God Hates Israel," etc.

About a year ago the BBC had its film maker Luis Theroux go to Topeka to do this hour-long documentary on these folk.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Derg

Norbert Wiener, photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt (Time Inc)

"Derg" is a Ge'ez word meaning committee, and was used by Ethiopian Marxists to describe their regime, some twenty years ago. But more than Karl Marx, it was Norbert Wiener (seen here in a portrait by Alfred Eisenstaedt) who inspired the characters in this story.