Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Same Old.

       With the Trump Biden farce still gurgling along, we should remember that America is not just Trump and Biden, across that country, I suppose as in other countries, there are lots of little Trumps and Bidens fashioning their own authoritarian wet-dreams. Lots of states across America are merrily passing legislation restricting freedom and directing people how they should think, all without any directive from their lashing insane viper leader, in the White House. Lots of anti-abortion, anti-gay banner carriers hold power in states, as well as an army of pro-Zionists under the spell of emperor Benjamin Netanyahu. An army of Zionist groupies in America have been merrily peppering various states legislation with acts to stop any criticism of Israel, and they are not going to disappear when the new Messiah Biden places his posterior on the U$A throne.

The following from Mondoweis: 

Rep. Deborah Silcox introduces Harold Hershberg of Israeli consulate (l, partial image) to Governmental Affairs Committee hearing in Atlanta, GA. March 11, 2020. Screenshot. 

         A Georgia state legislator who has pushed the state law opposing boycotts of Israel testified at a hearing that the Israeli consulate “asked me” to introduce an amendment to the law, and she did. The lawmaker appeared at the hearing in March with an Israeli consular officer seated at her side, and introduced him to the House committee.
      State Rep. Deborah Silcox made her comments a month after Benjamin Netanyahu bragged that Israel was promoting these laws. Netanyahu tweeted on February 12:
       Whoever boycotts us will be boycotted… In recent years, we have promoted laws in most US states, which determine that strong action is to be taken against whoever tries to boycott Israel.
       The Israeli government’s intervention was first reported by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in a March press release. I learned about it from an interview with a lawyer who is suing the state of Georgia, which was posted on Empire Files by journalist Abby Martin last Friday.

Here is the back-story.

      Thirty-two states, including Georgia in 2016, have adopted laws denying state funds to those who advocate boycotting Israel. The U.S. Senate has passed a bill urging other states to do so (The “Combatting BDS Act of 2019”). Last summer the Forward reported that an organization that has helped draft these laws received a grant from the Israeli government.
      In February 2020, Abby Martin was “disinvited… from delivering a keynote speech at an academic conference” at Georgia State University, losing out on a $1000 honorarium, because she refused to sign what she calls an “Israel loyalty oath,” affirming that she would not engage in boycotts against Israel.
     Backed by several groups including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Martin then sued Georgia State in federal court, saying that it had violated her First Amendment rights by applying the law.

       Will the ascension of Saviour Biden change all that, I doubt it very much. When you look at the "team" he is gathering around him, what you are watching is the forming of a kettle of hawks. So get ready for the big change that will keep everything the same.

 

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