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After the traumatizing tranny event, which I attended yesterday, today’s dyke march was like a breath of fresh air. The good thing was that unlike the collection of militant freaks at the tranny event, most of the participants today were real women.
Again, the march was sponsored and attended by groups, which stubbornly work to change our society and make it weirder. Right in the beginning I spotted the faggy pink bus of CUPE, which displayed loudly the goals of that parasitic union.
I wonder how much they paid from the money they deduct monthly from their members’ paychecks to create this monstrosity. As if that was enough, during the march they kept throwing from the bus free union merchandise at the crowd.
Not to be left behind, the Ontario elementary teachers union stated that they are creating safe gay space.
Apparently, creating a safe homosexual space is far ahead from giving the kids an education they can use. Unfortunately, that is the way things are in McGuinty’s Ontario.
The special interest groups and the unions had a major presence at the march. As you saw in the picture at the top, the Queers against Israeli Apartheid were there again.
Somebody even had a solution of the Israeli-Arab conflict displayed on her T-shirt:
Yes, to the dumb woman wearing that T-shirt it may not be clear, but in the Arab plans “one future” refers to what is going to happen after all Jews are pushed into the sea. The Palestinian barbarians are incapable of seeing the future in any other way. That group may have been allowed to march in the name of “diversity”, but here is the thing when you associate yourself with such people – you inevitably become a collaborator, who is at least partially responsible for what the extremists do. As you will see in the pictures at the end, the marching dykes have habits that would have them stoned in Gaza.
Other than the queer dhimmis, I saw dykes who wanted to keep the money flowing to unemployable refugees:
Then there was a dyke willing to fight the patriarchy in our country:
And then I saw two guys, who might have thought of themselves as women, making their demands, the first was: “Human Rights Is Code for Colonization”. I have no idea what that means and actually I don’t want to know. The other one, equally ugly, wanted: “As a Third Wave Feminist I’ll Speak out against Trans Phobia, Homophobia, Sexism and Violence against LGTIQQ, Gender Queer, 2 Spirit People and Females”.
And of course, never missing the opportunity to spoil the event, the tranny squad was there in all of its glory:
I said in the beginning that this march was more bearable than the tranny event, but I was just trying to be polite, because it had its fair share of weirdness.
I saw a fascinating BDSM rickshaw:
Then I saw the hairy tranny with the beard wearing an ugly dress and happily greeting his dyke sisters:
Compared to the trannies, who had mud wrestling, the dykes kept things simple, limiting the attractions to interracial boxing:
And here are the witches:
We always are bombarded with messages about how intellectually elevated and sophisticated the homosexuals are. Maybe that’s true and we have to humbly accept that in some of the dykes’ signs there is some deep message, which we, the mere mortals, are incapable to comprehend. Here is what they think about Mayor Rob Ford:
And here is how a “racialized” dyke explains the bond with her vagina:
And I was really touched by the way those two lesbians manifested the fact that they were in love:
I suppose the dozens of kids, who were dragged to the dyke march (approved by their teachers), learned a few new slang words from reading the signs.
I am sure a few of them asked innocently: “Mommy, what’s cunt?” But even some Muslims showed up, despite the fact that the event wasn’t exactly suitable for them. I saw two bagheads together with their husband observing the dykes before they started the march.
It’s too bad that the Muslimas didn’t stay long enough to see what the liberated dykes can do. Those two victims of Mo the Pedophile’s cult had to endure the scorching heat (about 34 degrees Celsius) wrapped in their filthy garments like sardines in a can, while many of the dykes took off everything above the waist.
I HAVE ANOTHER WARNING FOR YOU – ALTHOUGH IN ONTARIO IT IS PERFECTLY LEGAL TO WALK AROUND TOPLESS, YOU CAN SKIP THE PICTURES BELOW, IF YOU ARE TOO SENSITIVE. Read the rest of this entry »
The pictures above show two of the attractions at today’s Trans Rally and March. It was strange to see the mud entertainment, but in a symbolic way it revealed the nature of the values those people have brought to our society. The march also marked this year’s first official appearance of the anti-Semites from Queers against Israeli Apartheid with the blessing of the gay parade’s leadership.
I admit that this was my first time to cover the event. So far, I have followed the principle “live and let live” – seeing those people as harmless freaks, who for some strange reasons insist on dressing in a ridiculous way. However, a few events this year changed that – the trannies started to bully aggressively our schools and the society at large. And people who want to change us and our society deserve to be scrutinized.
First of all, the House of Commons and the Ontario Parliament approved laws that added “gender expression” as a protected characteristic. There are no definitions of the terms used and from what I heard at the rally, the protection applies to everybody, who imagines that he is a woman regardless of the size of his penis (or lack thereof). That means that any wannabe rapist, who tries to assault a woman in a ladies room, can get away by using the tranny defense – his victim was too dumb to appreciate the complicated nature of his gender expression. I have been asking all women I know about that and so far I haven’t found a single one who would be happy to see in the bathroom some freak who thinks he is a woman.
As if this is not enough, the Premier McGuinty used those people to push his homosexual agenda on our public schools. His appointee Davina Hader wasted no time to threaten the Catholic Church and its schools.
Here is what he/she said about the reluctance of the Catholic schools to cheerfully embrace the homosexual bullies:
“The problem the Liberals have been up against with regard to GSAs is the separate school board,” Hader says. “Boards have been saying ministry policies are not enforceable because Catholic schools have special rights. Well, they can’t use that card anymore. This is a push for equality in education right across the board. With this we are teaching the people at the top, and they’re going to have to listen. It will be mandated as part of their curriculum. They won’t have a choice. Queer youth are being bullied and some are killing themselves, this is something that will go a long way to help our youth and effectively change the way the next generation looks at queer people.”
Due to the relentless detective work of the blogger Blazingcatfur, last week we were introduced to another important directive of TDSB, which provides a practical guidance to turning the Toronto school boys into crossdressers. The author of the document (an elementary school teacher) leaves no doubt about that:
5. Directly after the idea of “what do you most want to draw yourself wearing” has been suggested into the students’ brains, I read them 10 000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert. This book is about a kid named Bailey who happens to be born in a body that people read as “boy”. She dreams of all of the dresses that she would wear if she could make what she saw in her head…. and if her family would realize that actually –she is a girl on the inside.
Following this reading, there are lots of different directions that the discussion may go, all of which can provide a helpful segway into watching both/and. For example;- which of the dresses that Bailey imagines in the story would YOU most like to wear, and why? (definitely NOT a discussion that is just for female-bodied kids…it should be clear to male-bodied people in the class that it is perfectly fine and good and encouraged for them to have an opinion about this as well).
Notice the terminology – there are no boys or girls, but “male-bodied” and “female-bodied” kids. Obviously, the final goal is to turn everybody in Ontario into those weirdos you will see in the pictures below.
As I mentioned in the beginning, the rally started with a long session of mud wrestling, benevolently observed by one of the keynote speakers – Cheri DiNovo, an MPP from the NDP and a minister from the United Church of Canada.
No gay event could be complete without some genital stimulation:
The event was guided by the trans activist Susan Gapka. Here he is with Goran (from Serbia), the grand marshal of this year’s gay parade:
PLEASE SKIP THE PARAGRAPH BELOW, IF YOU ARE TOO SQUEAMISH. The first speaker was a tranny hooker… oops – “sex worker”.
He/she started by charmingly addressing everybody: “Hello, motherfuckers!” He/she continued in the same spirit, making sure to mention that all bigots and racists, who don’t like the trannies’ rights “can go fuck themselves”. In the end he/she wished everybody to have a good fuck during the gay festivities.
That titan of the homosexual thought was followed by a guy/gal from Queers against Israeli Apartheid. When introducing him/her, Susan mentioned that now we finally can talk openly about the Israeli apartheid.
This person, who sounded like a librarian, who hasn’t gotten laid since the Mulroney administration, called for the liberation of Palestine only once, in the end, the rest of the speech was a long call for liberation of a tranny named Cece, who is in jail for murder.
However, the scariest part of that freak show was the speech of Cheri DiNovo, because she is simultaneously a politician and a spiritual leader, who has enough power to impose her delusions on us.
She obviously completely embraced the tranny cause, because she mentioned she never objected being called “father”. Her fascination with the movement was enormous – the event that before attracted only a few people now has hundreds of participants. The trans people are no more marginalized – they are the new normal. Thanks to their efforts, the bigots have lost their influence and we can soon see the day when our children embrace that kind of diversity.
If I had any doubts about the real agenda of the McGuinty gang, this awful woman dispersed them like the Wicked Witch of the West.
Later, at the march, QuAIA boldly stated their message, which leaves no doubt about who is going to dominate this year’s gay parade.
Like every other strange event, this one was also marked by the presence of the trade unions. Obviously, they go out of their way to squander money for events that have nothing to do with defending the interests of their members. Here is OPSEU/SEFPO:
And then came CUPE, presented by Fred Hahn and his boys:
Despite Cheri’s assurance that the trannies gathered at the rally were the new normal, the event was beyond bizarre. That’s why I felt it like an experience from the Twilight Zone. I hope I can convey that experience in pictures – here is a gallery of some of the participants. I am sure they all are nice people, but they are far from normal.
The foulmouthed sex worker:
The rainbow-haired guy:
The veteran and his buddy:
The fashion victim:
The guy who poses a philosophical question about the size of his penis:
The great conversationalists:
The guys you’ll see soon showering with your daughters:
The gal who claims she loves her tranny husband (I hope he has a penis), followed by the queer strategist Kristyn Tam-Wong, a plastic bag killer:
The pink bearded fairy:
And now, if you excuse me, I’ll have to take a shower…
See you tomorrow at the dyke march.
© 2012 Blogwrath.com
Earlier today JDL-Canada organized a BBQ in Toronto. The great food and the conversations of members and friends contributed to the great time that everybody had. However, the main event of the evening was the presentation of a guest from Israel – Amotz Eyal, Director and Founder of the Tazpit News Agency. It’s hard to believe it, but Tazpit is the ONLY news agency that Israel has.
The introduction by Meir Weinstein, JDL’s Director concentrated on the current problems facing Israel, so it wasn’t very cheerful. The Muslim Brotherhood is taking over Egypt, which means that they will militarize Sinai. Israel should’ve never given it away. When Israel had it under its control, Sinai served a buffer, but the government exchanged it for a piece of paper, which is now totally worthless. The Muslim Brotherhood already stated that is wants to make Jerusalem capital of Egypt. Egypt is even going to strengthen its alliance with Iran. In these difficult times the Jews are not united – some of them even call for boycott and sanctions against the settlements, they even accuse of anti-Semitism friends of Israel like Glen Back (for his criticism of Soros). That’s why it is so important to have people like Amotz Eyal, who expose the false propaganda.
After that Amotz Eyal took over the stage. He is young (only 25 years old) but he achieved quite a few things in his life. He grew up close to Arabs and experienced firsthand their violence. His brother was injured when the family was forced to evacuate from a settlement. Later he served in IDF, taking part in most of their recent military operations. He founded the Tazpit News Agency which, as I already mentioned, is the only Israeli news agency (there was another one, but it was shut down about 20 years ago). In contrast, the Arabs in Israel have 5 news agencies.
The agency’s goal is to show the events as they really happen, defending the Zionist point of view. It operates by using exclusively volunteers (there over 100 of them). They show the good things about Israel and also cover what is done against the country.
In his opinion the PR (public relations) of Israel is poorly managed by the government. He has stated that earlier in his blog:
“Israel’s PR – many people are critical of the Israeli PR, and I think they should be. Israeli PR is defensive at all time, and at the most crucial moments it doesn’t function as it’s supposed to. Israel loves to complain, but she’s forgetting that the best defense is to attack. Not to attack back physically, but to attack the media, immediately after the flotilla departed.”
He shows us a few examples of Palestinian truth distortion. We see a crowd of settlers hurling stones at Arabs. It’s a video used by the Muslim propaganda against Israel. But this is just a small part of the real video – he shows more of it and we see that a large crowd (the target of the attack) is holding and beating a Jew. His rock-throwing friends confused the Arabs so he was able to escape.
Another one is the Al-Durra case, where a father and son were supposedly killed by IDF while trying to hide near a wall.
(This obvious hoax, in which the father was “hit” by 12 bullets, but there was no blood on the scene, was debunked by Philippe Karsenty who fought for years the French television, which first released the video. He had a presentation about that at JDL last year.)
What Amotz found disturbing here was that after the video was released, the IDF commanders simply apologized for the “murder” as being a mistake. They never investigated what really happened.
However, the Arabs continued to use that hoax – in another picture they claim to show the unit that “killed” Al-Durra. However, they were so ignorant that they didn’t realize that the soldiers in the picture had weapons that shoot rubber bullets.
Next was one of the pictures used most by the Palestinian propaganda – the one with the little girl lying on the ground with a soldier pointing his machine gun at her with his boot on her chest.
The picture was enough to create rage among the Arab fanatical idiots, which they expressed in their atrocious English:
“Azara Moulana: Allahu musta’an. May that shaytaan rot in hell!
Waleed Jaber: What if I did that..? Bankemoon will called the human right at me… I’m gonna Do the same thing to the Zionist.”
Again, Amotz had to deal repeatedly with the army to bring their attention to the hoax. Other than looking staged, the picture contains other clumsy attempt of falsification.
The soldier is armed with AK-47, which has never been used by the IDF. As you can see in the picture above, the IDF uniform has a different colour and the shirt is always tucked in the pants, which doesn’t match the appearance of the “soldier” in the picture.
On another occasion, Tazpit photographers caught Arabs cutting their trees and later blaming that on Israel (the destruction of the olive trees by the Israelis is one of the favourite Palestinian sob stories).
Another picture showed settlers with sticks attacking Arabs. For that action the Jews were arrested by the police and it took two weeks to vindicate them.
As you may have already noticed, the same pattern runs through all of the cases. When Amotz shows us the whole video, we see two Jewish shepherds (that’s why they carry sticks) who are attacked by a group of Arab baghead harpies armed with rocks. They try to protect themselves and eventually other Jews show up, but by that time the Palestinians had already taken their “incriminating” pictures.
And that is getting worse by the day – now IDF must avoid any conflicts in an area where there are Arab photographers, because they’ll always distort the truth. It’s a very simple scheme, which is illustrated by the picture below.
Most often on Friday, groups of women and children gather around Israeli soldiers and try to provoke them. Many people with powerful cameras (seen in the top part) follow every move of the army trying to get something that could be interpreted as a hostile reaction. That’s why the commanders have chosen the unfortunate path of least resistance – often in such cases the whole unit hides in a bunker rather than risking being blackmailed. That makes Arabs more aggressive and results in assault like the one shown below, where a soldier from IDF was injured by a rock:
It is hard to believe that the Israeli Government has neglected its public relations activities to such extent that it has left the Arabs with their five news agencies to misinform the world by manipulating pictures and films. Not only does that situation help the leftists and the Muslim fanatics to demonize Israel, but it also creates frustration among the friends and supporters of Israel. However, it looks like Tazpit is filling that gap slowly, but consistently.
Let’s hope that Tazpit gets enough support from the Israeli Government and the people to make a real difference.
© 2012 Blogwrath.com
Earlier this month the City Council of Toronto decided to ban completely the use of plastic bags in the city.
Just like almost every other decision they have made before, this one looked more like something decided at the Mad Hatter’s tea table rather than a rational move for the good of the city. The dysfunctional policies of the Council are conducted with the sole purpose to discredit Mayor Rob Ford by all means possible.
On that day Ford introduced the long-discussed motion to abolish the 5-cent tax on plastic bags. As it is common in the bizarro world of Toronto, one of the councillors came up with a counter-motion to ban the plastic bags altogether. The majority supported it and starting from January next year the green fascists would be able to crucify everybody who uses those illegal bags.
The Council reminds me of a retarded kindergarten, where the kids are constantly plotting how to destroy the teacher they hate, but because of their limited thinking abilities, they usually end up burning down or flooding the whole neighbourhood. In this case, their attempt to spite Rob Ford makes our lives more difficult.
Let’s face it – we need those plastic bags. Maybe the councillors who have maids and servants don’t think about it, but the rest of us need something to put our garbage in when dropping in the high-rise chute or taking it to the front lawn. That wasn’t a problem before, when we could recycle the grocery bags, but now we will have to buy those expensive Glad bags (I hope they don’t ban them as well).
That means that the usage of plastic bags will remain at the same level. Where is the benefit of that idiotic decision? The things will turn even worse, because now we will have to use paper bags for our groceries. Other than being unreliable (they simply break and leave you wondering what to do with the pieces of broken jars in front of you), the paper bags are going to “eat up” huge number of trees. Weren’t the environmentalists those who decided decades ago to save the planet from deforestation by introducing plastic bags?
Of course, there is another option they push – we will have to carry all the time big grocery bags, because you never know when you’ll need to buy something. Toronto will resemble Moscow of the 1970’s with its staple character – the Russian babushka who cruises the streets for a store line to join and carries an oversized grocery bag with a jar (for selyodka or kvas) in it. It is so nice that our lefty councillors will bring back the nostalgic realities from the dying days of communism.
The “progressives” are supporting the move – there is no question about it. When Ezra Levant wrote about the stupidity of that decision among the comments expressing outrage of his environmental insensitivity, I found the following pearl of wisdom:
“says the thoughtless moron…
Rwanda, despite its horrendous recent history, outlawed them long ago. The low-lying Bangladesh blew them off in 2002 after suffering a series of killer floods that officials determined were exacerbated, if not caused, by plastic bags blocking sewers. They’re restricted or banned in Italy, Ireland, New Delhi, San Francisco and Oakland, Calif, as well as parts of the U.K. and Australia. Seattle’s ban begins next month. Los Angeles banned them this year and added a 10-cent fee to single-use paper bags.A 2007 University of Queensland study showed that plastic bags are the leading cause of death for turtles. That research confirmed a 2001 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report that 61 per cent of marine turtles were being killed by plastic bags.”
Isn’t it amazing that the Left always wants to bring Canada down to the level of failed third-world countries? Rwanda is populated by savages who fought among themselves and managed to kill over 1 million of their own people. Plastic bags are the least of their problems. Bangladesh is an overcrowded cesspool, in which the bags are just a small part of the filth that is thrown out in the streets every day. I will leave without a comment the dysfunctional countries and cities listed further…
Why don’t we follow the practices of a civilized country for a change? At the Japanese grocery stores you usually get several plastic bags to wrap separately the stuff you buy. And in Japan everything is recycled – there are no plastic bags in the sewers or anywhere in the streets. The Japanese would never start cutting down their forests to replace something that’s cheap and reusable. Are the Canadians dumber than the Japanese? Definitely not, but that’s what that lefty idiot suggests – if we keep using those bags, we will end up like Bangladesh.
Unfortunately, that is not an isolated loon – the comment could’ve been written by any one of the delusional lefties, who roam downtown Toronto. Dysfunctional people always elect dysfunctional politicians. Once the great George Carlin bluntly explained how those politicians get chosen:
“They don’t fall out of the sky. They don’t pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. It’s what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits ain’t going to do any good; you’re just going to end up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So, maybe, maybe, maybe, it’s not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here… like, the public. Yeah, the public sucks. There’s a nice campaign slogan for somebody: ‘The Public Sucks. F*ck Hope.’”
If we change “American” to “Canadian” we can get a pretty accurate description of Toronto’s politicians and those who vote for them.
The guy who puts Canada below Rwanda and Bangladesh is a perfect match for those councillors. I am sure Jack is tenderly smiling down on Mike Layton, touched by the fact that his son screws the city exactly the way he did. My councillor Adam Vaughan has never missed a crazy lefty idea that he could support. And how can we forget Kristyn Wong-Tam – the fiery dyke, who is the patron saint of the Occupy Toronto losers:
If you think about it – this is the only way things could work in Toronto. The majority of the progressives are different types of government employees, academics or mad artists. Besides, they are also unionized, which adds a whole new level of useless bureaucrats.
Their salaries don’t depend on the quality and quantity of their work. They are paid much more than the people in the private sector, with benefits that we the ordinary rubes can only dream of. And they are guaranteed to keep their jobs for life, no matter how dumb or incompetent they are (unless they are white). No accountability is required from them. They can’t figure it out that the money is not falling from the skies, that it is always a result of running a successful business, which is taxed so that the city elites could squander the revenue on dumb projects.
That explains why such an ignorant and incompetent woman like Olivia Chow can be elected time after time. No wonder that the two entitlement parties – the NDP and the Liberal Party – hardly ever lose elections here.
Being totally isolated from reality, they simply don’t understand what the ordinary people want. The only reaction we get from them is the elitist contempt that we cannot understand that any idiotic laws and initiatives they create, are all for our own good, but we are way too stupid to see it (Pan Am Games anyone?). They never deal with real problems, or if they do, it is in a way that usually makes things much worse.
It’s a sad picture and I don’t know how we could get rid of them…
© 2012 Blogwrath.com
Last week we went to Ise Grand Shrine, which is the most important and revered Shinto temple in Japan. I still haven’t sorted out the pictures from there, but while we were there, we visited the Frog Shrine as well.
The Frog Shrine (Okitama-jinja) technically is not in the town of Ise. It’s actually located in Futamigaura, a small town near Ise known for its fishermen.
Futamigaura is more famous as the place where you can see Meota-iwa, or the Married Rocks.
They are two rocks in the ocean – a big and a small one – which are connected with sacred ropes. The ropes are made from braided rice stalks. The visitor reached them after walking on a narrow road along the seashore. Many Japanese enjoy spending hour watching those rocks. Especially popular is to watch the sunrise in summertime, when the sun comes out of the ocean between the rocks.
According to the legends and the traditional Japanese religion, the rocks represent Izanagi and Izanami, who were the married god and goddess that founded Japan.
However, I found the Frog Shrine much more interesting. The frog is considered the patron god of the local fishermen. As you may know, fishing with boats is not the safest profession in the world. At this shrine the fishermen’s wives prayed for the safe return of their husbands while they were out in the ocean.
That was the reason for choosing the frog as a patron – the word for it in Japanese – kaeru – sounds in exactly the same way as the word for “return.”
As it is customary in all shrines in Japan, at the entrance you can see a fountain (in the picture at the top), where you can cleanse your mouth and hands – it is a common ritual before entering the shrine.
There is also the obligatory shop, where you can buy talismans supposed to bring you happiness, wealth and prosperity. You can also get those small wooden plates in the picture above and write on them your wishes, which should come true.
The stone and metal frogs are the most interesting part of the shrine. They are scattered around the entrance and also along the seashore road.
Commissioned by different people or provided as gifts to the shrine over many decades, they come in different sizes, shapes and expressions.
Here are two that have baby frogs:
Another one is made from bronze:
People even leave money near the frogs for good luck:
Here is a rough looking frog:
This appears to be quite old:
And this was the smallest one I could find:
And here we have a whole group:
All in all, it was quite an interesting experience to spend a few hours among those frogs. The only odd thing was that I didn’t see a single live frog in the whole area.
© 2012 Blogwrath.com
This one looks like a recent addition:
Being interested in Israel, I have always wondered about the attitude toward the Jews and their country among the Japanese. Having observed the polarization, which any discussion of the history and politics of Israel brings, I just wanted to know how those things cause the same fiery arguments in Japan.
Although I visit Japan frequently, I have never had enough time to explore the issue. This time our schedule was much lighter than usual, so I could spare a few days to delve deeper into the complexities of that question. I say “complexities”, because it is not easy for an outsider to figure out the way the Japanese think about the world beyond their borders.
I dare to say that I already have a good knowledge about the nature of that thinking, but in the case of Japan and Israel, many aspects may remain hidden, if you don’t get help from people who are actively involved in the relations between the two countries.
In my search for a reliable source of information, I was lucky to get in touch with the Japan Israel Friendship Association. Its Chairman, Dr. Akira Jindo, agreed to see me for a talk. We met at a Starbucks in Tokyo. Very few people in Japan are as knowledgeable as him on the relations between Japan and Israel. He has been involved with the association since the 1960’s (it was established in 1966). Dr. Jindo travels to Israel about three times a year and even wears a watch with Hebrew numbers. He is a cheerful and optimistic person (he countered my doomsday prediction about the coming end of the EU with his belief that the countries in Europe will overcome their differences the way the USA ended the racial segregation).
His organization is very active, although the awareness about Israel is not that high in Japan. In 1973 they organized a demonstration in support of Israel during the Yom Kippur war and 3,000 people attended it. Now the association has on its board prominent scholars and some politicians.
He admits that the relations with Israel are not what they should be – due to its lack of natural resources Japan has been dependent on foreign oil imports. Since the 1970’s the Arabs have always used that dependency to force Japan to follow anti-Israeli policies, but have not always been successful. The mainstream media is also not supportive of Israel (with the exception of the Yomiuri newspaper), although they support China. The ruling Democratic Party, which emerged after the transformation of the defunct Socialist Party, is not very friendly with Israel either.
JIFA publishes a magazine called “Israel”, which covers the issues of mutual collaboration (you can see an issue in the picture at the top). The awareness about Israel rose tremendously when the Jewish state sent medical teams to the area affected by the March 11 earthquake and the tsunami that followed.
Those teams are still in Japan. This summer they are going to send 13 traumatized children from the devastated areas to Israel.
When I asked him about the anti-Israeli sentiments in Japan, he explained that although they are not widely held, they exist and breeding ground of those views are the Universities in Tokyo and Kyoto. The movement to boycott and demonize Israel is led by leftist groups, which are encouraged by leftist academics.
One of the leading scholars, who have a very strong position against Israel, is Yuzo Itagaki, who teaches international relations and Islamic studies at the University of Tokyo.
Since Dr. Jindo singled out Itagaki as a major influence, I decided to get more information about him. The next day I found an interview of his in English in which he explores the Islamic roots of modernization. Here are a few excerpts for your delight:
Itagaki: Issues concerning Islam–particularly the recent problems of Islamic fundamentalism–are usually viewed by non-Muslim people as anti-Western. Many Westerners consider Islam to be a form of new East-West confrontation or even as a conflict between civilizations. However, given a longer span of time, I believe that Islam was probably the starting point of “Western civilization” today. There was perhaps a tradition of monotheistic approaches going back before Islam to ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, but Islam emerged following that tradition. It was then and there that modern principles such as individualism, rationalism and universalism were systematized. Since the seventh century, a vast wave of Islam-inspired modernization in human history began, and eventually influenced the modernization of the West. If we consider Islam as a non-European religion that emerged from West Asia and treat it as being fundamentally different from things Western, we may be seriously misjudging its historical development.
Hoshino: So you’re saying that modernization originated in the Islamic world, was disseminated into Europe, and eventually developed further into complex ideas on freedom, equality and humanity employed during, say, the French Revolution?
Itagaki: That is correct. The process of urbanization, commercialization, and politicization began to evolve full scale throughout the world in the seventh century. From there, the individualism and rationality that organize and process information based upon clear reason emerged.
You must be totally insane to claim that Islam systemized the modern principles of “individualism, rationalism and universalism”, but apparently the good professor is serious. Such blatant apologetics for the backward cult of Islam is hard to find even on a Palestinian terrorist discussion board.
People like Itagaki enable the lefty loons to stage protests against Japanese companies, willing to do business with Israel – in the case of Sanrio (the makers of the Hello Kitty stuff) the bullying failed, while other companies, like MUJI (a store chain) chickened out and decided not to open stores in Israel.
I also found out that along with the leftist hostility in Japan you can also find right-wing anti-Semitism. People like Ryu Ota and other writers regularly publish anti-Semitic books. Unlike the leftist, who can spread that poison in the university lecture halls, Ota and other like him don’t hold official positions and their influence is very limited. That doesn’t stop them from spreading the most bizarre Jewish conspiracy theories – from tracing the beginning of the “devastating” Jewish influence over Japan to the 7th century to the “discovery” that the Portuguese who came to Japan in the 1500’s were actually disguised Jews, to the obligatory Rothschild conspiracy to take over the Japanese economy… it’s all there…
My next source in Tokyo was also very knowledgeable about Israel and the Jewish issues in Japan. He provided me with a wealth of materials, but since he is not a public person, I will respect his privacy and won’t say much about him.
He confirmed my suspicion that there is no anti-Semitism in Japan in the usual sense of the word (as a dominant attitude). Very little is known about Israel and the majority of the people are basically ignorant about it. The events in the country are covered by the Japanese media, but never on the front page. Few stories about Israel make it to the media. However, there is general curiosity about Israel. The lack of actual knowledge about Israel and the Jews doesn’t prevent Pakistan from being a viciously anti-Semitic country due to the domination of the murderous Islam.
He then added that if you push the media aside, it is nice for the Jews to work in Japan. There is a very small Jewish community, probably about 300 people, but the number is not permanent. It changes because many of those people are in the country temporarily. Those who live there permanently are first generation Jews (mostly American).
Although there is no anti-Semitism, Japan is a xenophobic country, but there is no hostility toward Jews.
I would like to add here a remark to explain what “xenophobic” means in Japanese context. Usually that term is linked to raging crowds with torches and knives, which burn and kill everybody who is different. Although the Japanese do not accept fully foreigners, they tolerate and respect them to the extent to which they follow and accept the Japanese values and traditions.
Those values include self-reliance – it is still shameful to be dependent on the government and get welfare payments. Many people, who are destitute, would do everything to get help first from their families before approaching the social service. Japanese resent everybody who doesn’t make an effort to be self-reliant, especially if he or she is a foreigner. That’s why Japan takes in so few refugees. The type of immigrant common in England – the lazy illiterate Pakistani Muslim who gets free food, free house and free healthcare – would be unthinkable in Japan. And if your values include taking breaks five times a day to lift your ass in the office or in the street, you’ll quickly find out that Japan is not the ideal country for you.
Since the Jews and most of the other Westerners have practically a zero chance to become freeloaders in Japan, they are respected and accepted.
However, in some popular books you may find some stereotypes about the Jews – like an analysis of the Jewish mind and its way of controlling business; tips on running a business in a Jewish way, etc. All of this could be seen as anti-Semitic (to a certain degree) in the West, but from the local point of view it may be interpreted as an appreciation of some special abilities, which are more appreciated than envied.
At the same time, in rare cases you can see some odd displays of anti-Semitism in the everyday life. My source had observed them and shared with me some of his archival pictures. In the pictures at the top and below you see a demonstration in Shibuya (Tokyo) against the government providing financial subsidies to foreigners. I don’t know why, but they displayed the Nazi flag.
A year ago a scandal was caused by the appearance of the Japanese rock band Kishidan. The band members chose to wear uniforms of SS officers when performing.
Before that, in December 2010, the discount store chain Don Quijote (which somewhat resembles Honest Ed’s in Toronto), was selling Nazi costumes, with swastikas and a drawing of Hitler. The Simon Wiesenthal Center objected to it and the costume was removed.
Kishidan reminded me something I saw last year in Seoul, South Korea. One night I was walking the downtown streets looking for a place to eat. That is a difficult task, because there are dozens of restaurants and it’s hard to make a choice.
Finally I picked a fried chicken restaurant. Looking closely at the waiters’ uniforms, I realized that all of them included the Waffen SS sign (with an eagle and swastika). It turned out my source had the same experience at the same restaurant (he spent a few years in Seoul). Despite the requests of Christians and Jewish people the management refused to change the uniforms.
I asked the waiters, some of whom spoke English, if they knew what that sign means. None of them did. With their permission I took pictures of the uniform. Below you see the front and the back:
I included the Korean pictures, because they clearly show the odd character of such displays in the Far East. Take a look at the uniform, next to the sign of the murderous Nazi units we see a Union Jack badge with “England” written at the top. On the sleeve we have a small South Korean flag (you can‘t see it). And on the back is a happy chicken marching with a pint of beer.
Doesn’t that strike you as something strange and even carnival-like? Such an odd combination of symbols simply makes even the Nazi eagle look ridiculous. The same applies to the unusual presence of the Nazi flag at the demonstration. The Hitler drawing at Don Quijote looks more like Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator, and I am not sure if any Nazi group would approve a bunch of punks leaping on stage in SS uniforms.
Of course, that doesn’t make those displays less offensive, but my point is that here we are dealing mostly with ignorance and insensitivity rather than some sinister Nazi worship. Yes, our world is more weird and complicated than one may expect.
Still, it looks like the things are progressing (although slowly) and the real story of Israel is spreading in Japan. I learned that recently the book of Alan Dershowitz “The Case for Israel” has been translated into Japanese and distributed to many libraries.
The saying “patience is a virtue” applies here even more – even in Western Europe and North America it’s so difficult to cut through all misinformation and lies about Israel and the Jews. In Japan, where many people are not even aware of problem, the revelation of the truth may take even longer.
The Jews have waited for nearly 2,000 years to restore their state – from the position of that really epic patience, waiting a few extra years until the others understand the truth about them wouldn’t seem that long…
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That was another weird experience, which I had during my afternoon walk in downtown Toronto in the end of May. As it often happens, I was not prepared for my encounter with the Sea Shepherd loons and I had to rely on my iPhone to document the event.
Anyway, right in the middle of Toronto, at Yonge and Bloor, right in front of the Hudson’s Bay Company store (a company founded on the fur trade, which built Canada) we had a demonstration by a group which persistently tries to destroy Canada as we know it.
The reason for shouting and screaming performed by that weird bunch was their founder and supreme master’s detention in Germany. The German government captured him on an international arrest warrant and was in a process of extraditing him to Costa Rica to face criminal charges.
A few years ago Watson and his thugs attacked a Costa Rican fishing boat. In a small pamphlet they were handing out at the rally, Sea Shepherd tried to whitewash the incident. They explained that everything was filmed and the attack was justified, because Watson was protecting the sharks. (Yeah, right – the Nazis also filmed their atrocities.)
The funny part is that now they want to present Watson as a “political prisoner”.
A few years ago they had a similar experience in Japan. Bethune, one of their metrosexual leaders, was arrested and tried for his terrorist actions.
Those incidents are not odd exceptions – they are the normal way in which Sea Shepherd operates. It is not a secret that the kingdom of radical environmentalism is littered with all kinds of weirdos, but Sea Shepherd is the closest to a real terrorist group.
They look like a strange hybrid between medieval pirates and Italian fascists. Even their flag is designed after its pirate original.
And just like the fascists, they hate people and are more than ready to exterminate them in the name of saving the animals and the “planet”. They are also fierce proponents of veganism, although I doubt it that Paul Watson grew his big belly on bean sprouts and semolina.
Those modern pirates are supposed to fight injustice in the seas, but they don’t go after everybody. They carefully select easy targets, where they can cause maximum damage with little consequences for themselves. Japan is country that would go out of its way to prove its non-violent ways and the fat loser Watson knows that.
Costa Rica is even smaller and definitely an insignificant country (they don’t even have an army).
Why doesn’t Sea Shepherd attack a Russian whaling ship? It’s because the eco-terrorists know very well that in the best case they may get a good beating, with many other options for the worst case.
What about going after a Chinese shark fishing boat? After all, China is the largest shark fin consumer in the world. It’s because most likely those failures’ bones would end up on the bottom of the ocean after their beloved sharks strip them from their flesh.
From that point of view, Sea Shepherd is no different than any other terrorist group – they are pathetic cowards, who try to hurt the weakest.
What makes them especially dangerous is the fact that they try actively to implement their murderous ideas. Just like the Nazis had Hitler’s Mein Kampf to look up, Sea Shepherd has the writings of their Fuhrer Paul Watson to follow.
In 2008 Watson published on the movement’s website an article titled “The Beginning of the End for Life as We Know it on Planet Earth?” That’s the Sea Shepherd plan for extermination of mankind, much worse than Mein Kampf.
He starts with the common Gaia crap, peddled by most environmentalists. You know the drill – that everything on Earth is interconnected in a marvelous system:
It has been a long time since I had posted anything on my blog. During my absence, quite a few things had happened in Canada – the dreaded Section 13 appears to be already dead; another Caribbean degenerate has violated Toronto’s multicultural nirvana by shooting a few people right in the heart of the city; the pinheads of the City Council had again displayed their unique brand of downtown stupidity by banning the plastic bags, etc.
There are quite a few issues to catch up on, but let me start with an event, which most likely has gone unnoticed, although its consequences might be felt on a larger scale in the future.
What you see above is a copy of my ticket for the Air Canada flight to Tokyo at 2:10 p.m. on May 28, 2012. By the time you read my post, probably nobody will remember what happened on that flight (Air Canada being most interested in forgetting it). So please consider my writing something like a message from your nagging aunt who reminds you of things nobody wants to remember, but which may help you save your life.
I have never felt comfortable flying – whenever I am on an airplane, I play through my mind the most horrible scenarios of crash and burn. However, luckily I have never gone through a truly dangerous experience (if you don’t count the Russian airplanes, where shaking and funny noises are parts of the normal flight).
Ironically, flight AC 001 was my worst experience, but I hardly noticed it. According to the reports that appeared in the papers the next day, smoke began to come out of one of the engines of our airplane shortly after we took off. That’s what many people on the ground saw, and so did a few on board, but since the majority of the passengers were Japanese, who are too polite to engage in a panic behaviour, the rest of us didn’t find out about the smoke.
The strange thing I noticed was the silence I felt about half an hour after the flight started. It was a pleasant surprise compared to the usual noise, but actually there was nothing pleasant about it – it was caused by the fact that the pilot turned off the burning engine. Another unusual thing was that for over two ours none of the flight attendants showed up to offer us anything.
It turned out that during that time we were circling over Toronto trying to get permission for an emergency landing. The next day I read in the National Post that debris, which most likely fell from our airplane, reached Mississauga and broke the windshield of a car.
Apparently, it was a matter of luck that the incident happened over Toronto. If we were hit by it over the prairies or the ocean, our non-stop flight carrying over 300 passengers and 16 crew members, would have become the next large international body retrieval operation.
I have always found weird Air Canada’s hiring practices for flight attendants. You would never see in the Singaporean or Thai airlines a pudgy middle-aged man with white hair working as a flight attendant. But that’s what we had on Flight AC 001. He was the one who communicated with us over the speakers. Maybe because of his experience, not only did he manage to put a brave face on the situation, but he also did it with a sense of humor.
He told us what a nice bunch of people we are and how bad it was that the crew wasn’t able to keep flying with us, but since one of the engines was overheating, we had to return to Toronto to check up the plane. Then we would continue.
Well, soon we landed. At the door of the airplane we were met by quite a few officials in uniforms and many ID cards hanging from their necks. That was the first sign that something serious had happened.
I already mentioned that the crew handled the situation quite well; things were under control, without screams and panic. However, that’s the last good thing I can say in this post about Air Canada. Things got erratic from that point on.
Upon leaving the damaged airplane, we were told that we would continue for Tokyo at 7 p.m. While waiting at the Maple Leaf Lounge, where we had to endure watching Strombo on CBC, it was announced that the airplane couldn’t continue, and there was no other crew or airplane available. Everybody was called to the luggage unloading area to retrieve their suitcases.
Then we were told that with our boarding passes we can get up to $15 worth of food at any of the airport restaurants. Once we got the luggage, we were supposed to go again to the departures area to rebook the flight. It turned out that was not necessary until the next day.
Then they announced that they will provide hotel accommodation to all passengers for the night. It turned out that wasn’t quite true – the people from Toronto were exempt. One of the ground employees told us that we had to take a taxi home and return the next day with the receipts – Air Canada was supposed to cover the expense. I have always been suspicious of such arrangements – it is usually a pain in the ass trying to get a large company to redeem your out-of-the-pocket expenses.
We asked around and lo and behold, another employee told us that we can get Air Canada taxi vouchers, so no cash would change hands. The only problem was that we had to line up at a different place. By the time we got the vouchers, found a taxi and reached our home, it was well past midnight. The flight was scheduled for 8 a.m. the next day and we were told to be at the airport by 5:30 a.m. So we had to get up 3 a.m. to make it for the flight.
The next morning everything went on smoothly (if you don’t count the exhaustion). The only eerie thing was that at the moment when we were passing through the security, the loudspeakers were playing the Everly Brothers’ Ebony Eyes. I don’t know if it was a radio or a local program, and I like the song, but the story in it revolves around an airplane crash. That sounded like a bad omen, but we managed to reach Tokyo safely.
Although the whole experience was quite frustrating, I didn’t find it surprising at all.
For many years Air Canada has been a grossly mismanaged company. First of all, it is a monopoly with all the benefits it could derive from that position, yet it has managed to come near bankruptcy a few times. It is hard to figure out how that is possible, until one gets into consideration the company’s unions.
Over the last few years, the Air Canada unions (especially the one, which controls the flight attendants) have shamelessly made a mockery of the company’s clients – the passengers who pay for their services.
Many times they had played sinister games by threatening strikes and creating uncertainty about the flights. In the summer of the last year, during such a cat and mouse play between the management and the unions, the flight attendants threatened to go on a strike. At the time we needed to fly to South Korea for an event and had to be there by a specific date. To avoid any unpleasant surprises, we had to book a flight through the USA. Other than depriving their company from our money, the Air Canada unions forced us to deal with the imbeciles from the US immigration services, who experience a sadistic pleasure in humiliating everybody, except Muslims (most Americans I know are quite nice people, but I am not sure where they find those immigration idiots).
When we came back from Korea, we were “pleasantly” surprised to see that the CUPE local that unites the Air Canada flight attendants was a major part of the Occupy Toronto movement:
I am not sure what the flight attendants think about that, but I find it strange that they are represented by criminal unions, which support a movement organized by stinky and deranged hippies, whose purpose is get us back to the stone age. Their hatred for all corporations would put in danger Air Canada as one of the largest Canadian corporations and a “carbon polluter”. But that’s what the unions do – they push and scream until they drive out of business the company they are part of.
In the months that followed the “occupation” we had several other strike scares involving pilots calling sick en masse. Then there was an illegal several-hour- long strike of the security personnel, which caused chaos at the Toronto Airport and caused many people to miss their flights.
Of course, all those events involve the visible personnel, with which the passengers communicate directly. But what about those who work behind the scenes, like the mechanics?
The incident we went through was caused by an engine malfunction and the mechanics are those responsible for uncovering and fixing such defects.
Judging from the chaos that the unions managed to cause by creating an atmosphere of irresponsibility and contempt for the company’s clients, it is hard to believe that the maintenance division has escaped the poisonous effects of those activities.
Nobody would give a damn about any mechanical problems, if the company was producing let’s say Hello Kitty stickers. But we are talking here about a company, which is entrusted with transporting large numbers of people in complex machines, which require first-class maintenance.
That’s not the maintenance we got for that flight – remember, if the engine started to burn far from a major airport, it’s safe to assume that we would’ve ended up on the ground, with no survivors left.
So my question is – when will the management, staff and unions of Air Canada stop acting like a bunch of hysterical schoolgirls? When will they realize that their stupid quarrels and fights endanger the safety and the lives of thousands of people? One may consider such a lousy service normal in Africa, where they don’t have enough money to do better, but how can you feel comfortable seeing the same service in Canada?
Yes, I am asking the questions, but not holding my breath to get answers anytime soon…
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