The Muslim Genocide of 2.5 Million Christians

The religious as opposed to nationalistic aspects of the Armenian Genocide.


Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Last Friday, April 24, marked the “Great Crime,” that is, the genocide of Christians—primarily Armenians Assyrians and Greeks—that took place under the Islamic Ottoman Empire, throughout World War I.  Then, in an attempt to wipe out as many Christians as possible, the Turks massacred approximately 1.5 million Armenians, 300,000 Assyrians, and 750,000 Greeks.

Most objective American historians who have studied the question unequivocally agree that it was a deliberate, calculated genocide:

More than one million Armenians perished as the result of execution, starvation, disease, the harsh environment, and physical abuse.  A people who lived in eastern Turkey for nearly 3,000 years [more than double the amount of time the invading Islamic Turks had occupied Anatolia, now known as “Turkey”] lost its homeland and was profoundly decimated in the first large-scale genocide of the twentieth century.  At the beginning of 1915 there were some two million Armenians within Turkey; today there are fewer than 60,000….  Despite the vast amount of evidence that points to the historical reality of the Armenian Genocide, eyewitness accounts, official archives, photographic evidence, the reports of diplomats, and the testimony of survivors, denial of the Armenian Genocide by successive regimes in Turkey has gone on from 1915 to the present.

Similarly, in 1920, U.S. Senate Resolution 359 heard testimony that included evidence of “[m]utilation, violation, torture, and death [which] have left their haunting memories in a hundred beautiful Armenian valleys, and the traveler in that region is seldom free from the evidence of this most colossal crime of all the ages.”

In her memoir, Ravished ArmeniaAurora Mardiganian described being raped and thrown into a harem (consistent with Islam’s rules of war).  Unlike thousands of other Armenian girls who were discarded after being defiled, she managed to escape. In the city of Malatia, she saw 16 Christian girls crucified: “Each girl had been nailed alive upon her cross,” she wrote, “spikes through her feet and hands, only their hair blown by the wind, covered their bodies.” Such scenes were portrayed in the 1919 documentary film Auction of Souls, some of which is based on Mardiganian’s memoirs.

Whereas the genocide is largely acknowledged in the West, one of its primary if not fundamental causes is habitually overlooked: religion.  The genocide is usually articulated through a singularly secular paradigm, one that factors only things that are intelligible from a secular, Western point of view—such as identity and gender politics, nationalism, and territorial disputes. Such an approach does little more than project modern Western perspectives onto vastly different civilizations and eras.

War, of course, is another factor that clouds the true face of the genocide.  Because these atrocities mostly occurred during World War I, so the argument goes, they are ultimately a reflection of just that—war, in all its chaos and destruction, and nothing more.  But as Winston Churchill, who described the massacres as an “administrative holocaust,” correctly observed, “The opportunity [WWI] presented itself for clearing Turkish soil of a Christian race.”  Even Adolf Hitler, ominously presaging his own plans, had pointed out that “Turkey is taking advantage of the war in order to thoroughly liquidate its internal foes, i.e., the indigenous Christians, without being thereby disturbed by foreign intervention.”

It’s worth noting that little has changed; in the context of war in Iraq, Syria, and Libya, the first to be targeted for genocide have been Christians and other minorities.

But even the most cited factor of the Armenian Genocide, “ethnic identity conflict,” while legitimate, must be understood in light of the fact that, historically, religion accounted more for a person’s identity than language or heritage.   This is daily demonstrated throughout the Islamic world today, where Muslim governments and Muslim mobs persecute Christian minorities who share the same race, ethnicity, language, and culture; minorities who are indistinguishable from the majority—except, of course, for being non-Muslims, or “infidels.”

As one Armenian studies professor asks, “If it [the Armenian Genocide] was a feud between Turks and Armenians, what explains the genocide carried out by Turkey against the Christian Assyrians at the same time?” The same can be said about the Greeks. From a Turkish perspective, the primary thing Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks had in common was that they were all Christian “infidels.”

According to a 2017 book, Year of the Sword: The Assyrian Christian Genocide, the “policy of ethnic cleansing was stirred up by pan-Islamism and religious fanaticism.  Christians were considered infidels (kafir).  The call to Jihad, decreed on 29 November 1914 and instigated and orchestrated for political ends, was part of the plan” to “combine and sweep over the lands of Christians and to exterminate them.”   As with Armenians and Greeks, eyewitness accounts tell of the sadistic eye-gouging of Assyrians and the gang rape of their children on church altars. According to key documents, all this was part of “an Ottoman plan to exterminate Turkey’s Christians.”

Today, from Indonesia in the east to Morocco in the west, from Central Asia in the north, to sub-Sahara Africa—that is, throughout the entire Islamic world—Muslims are, to varying degrees, persecuting, killing, raping, enslaving, torturing and dislocating Christians; where formal Islamic groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS), Al Shabaab, Boko Haram, etc., hold sway, Christians and other “infidels” are literally experiencing a genocide.  (See Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians — or my monthly “Muslim Persecution of Christians” report — for a comprehensive and ongoing account of the “great crime” of our times.)

To understand how the historic genocide of Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks is representative of the modern day plight of Christians under Islam, one need only read the following words written in 1918 by President Theodore Roosevelt; however, read “Armenian” as “Christian” and “Turkish” as  “Islamic,” as supplied in brackets:

the Armenian [Christian] massacre was the greatest crime of the war, and the failure to act against Turkey [the Islamic world] is to condone it… the failure to deal radically with the Turkish [Islamic] horror means that all talk of guaranteeing the future peace of the world is mischievous nonsense.

Similarly, if we “fail to deal radically” with the “horror” currently being visited upon millions of Christians around the Islamic world, we “condone it” and had better cease talking “mischievous nonsense” of a utopian world of peace and tolerance.

Put differently, silence is always the ally of those who would liquidate the “other.”  In 1915, Adolf Hitler rationalized his genocidal plans, which he implemented some three decades later, when he rhetorically asked: “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?”

And who among today’s Western politicians speaks—let alone does anything—about the ongoing annihilation of Christians by Muslims?

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The Roman Globalist Church

Pope Francis accelerates Catholicism’s descent into humanist utopianism.


As Christians worldwide celebrated their most significant holiday, their most recognizable figure delivered a distinctly secular message.

On Easter Sunday, the Vatican released a letter Pope Francis wrote to Catholic organizations in South America. Francis wrote that the coronavirus pandemic “might be a good time to consider a universal basic wage” that would enable the poor to enjoy “the benefits of globalism.”

Such a measure, Francis wrote, “would ensure and concretely achieve the ideal, at once so human and so Christian, of no worker without rights.”

Toward the end of his letter, Francis hoped the pandemic would generate “a humanist and ecological conversion that puts an end to the idolatry of money, and places human life and dignity at the center.”

Nowhere in his letter did Francis mention Jesus Christ.

The letter conclusively proves that Francis is transforming the Catholic Church into another non-governmental organization. In the process, he is destroying the church’s identity and credibility.

Francis’ activism reflects and culminates the Vatican’s embrace of humanist utopianism, which Front Page Magazine briefly addressed last year in “They Died For ‘Dialogue’?” That article traced the Holy See’s policy of appeasing Islam and China to the radical globalism adopted at the Second Vatican Council, which met from 1962 to 1965.

A pastoral document written on politics and economics during the council stated that “there must be made available to all men everything necessary for leading a life truly human, such as food, clothing, and shelter. … Hence, the social order and its development must invariably work to the benefit of the human person.”

In 1967, Pope Paul VI called for international agencies to create “a full-bodied humanism,” he wrote, by managing the world’s economic and political development:

Such international collaboration among the nations of the world certainly calls for institutions that will promote, coordinate and direct it, until a new juridical order is firmly established and fully ratified. We give willing and wholehearted support to those public organizations that have already joined in promoting the development of nations, and We ardently hope that they will enjoy ever growing authority.

In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI took that concept to its logical conclusion ​by advocating that the United Nations direct both international and domestic​ economic policies:

In the face of the unrelenting growth of global interdependence, there is a strongly felt need…

for a reform of the United Nations…and, likewise, of economic institutions and international finance, so that the concept of the family of nations can acquire real teeth….

To manage the global economy…to bring about integral and timely disarmament, food security and peace; to guarantee the protection of the environment and to regulate migration: for all this, there is urgent need of a true world political authority…

This authority, Benedict wrote, must “seek to establish the common good” and “have the authority to ensure compliance with its decisions from all parties, and also with the coordinated measures adopted in various international forums.”

The ultimate purpose, Benedict wrote, would be to design a “directed” global economy that would “open up the unprecedented possibility of large-scale redistribution of wealth on a world-wide scale” – – including “a worldwide redistribution of energy resources, so that countries lacking those resources can have access to them.”

In promoting such an authority, Benedict subtly redefined the Catholic Church’s primary role from proclaiming the Gospel to ensuring economic benefits for all — or, at least, redefining the Gospel in materialist terms. Benedict even presumed that global economic management through a “true world political authority” can achieve spiritual harmony.

When animated by charity, commitment to the common good … has a place within the testimony of divine charity that paves the way for eternity through temporal action. Man’s earthly activity, when inspired and sustained by charity, contributes to the building of the universal city of God, which is the goal of the history of the human family.

Like his predecessors, Francis believes globalism is pivotal. In an August interview with the Italian newspaper La Stampa​​, Francis criticized nationalist movements threatening the European Union:

Europe cannot and must not break apart. It is a historical, cultural, as well as geographical, unity. Never forget that ‘the whole is greater than the parts.’ Globalization, unity, should not be conceived as a sphere but as a polyhedron. Each people retains its identity in unity with others.

Francis’ bishops promote the new prime directive. “They Died For ‘Dialogue’?” mentions the praise Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, the chancellor of the Pontifical Council for Sciences and Social Sciences, gave China in February 2018:

Right now, those who are implementing the Church’s social doctrine the best are the Chinese.

They search for the common good and subordinate everything to the general welfare.

Sorondo particularly praised China’s implementation of “Laudato Si,” Francis’ environmental encyclical, for “defending the dignity of the person” and “assuming a moral leadership that others have left,” a criticism of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on carbon-dioxide emissions.

Sorondo issued his praise despite the fact that China ranks among the world’s worst air polluters, performs between 10 million and 23 million abortions a year — many of them forced by the government — and persecutes Christians who worship outside of state-approved churches.

In June 2018, Cardinal Pietro Parolin became the first official from the Holy See to attend the Bilderberg Meetings, where international figures from business, finance, government, communications and academia gathered to discuss such topics as political populism, free trade and economic inequality. Eighteen months earlier, Parolin had addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Parolin — the Vatican’s second-most powerful figure as its secretary of state — received an invitation from the Bilderberg organizers, who insisted upon his presence.

Nearly three months later, Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich vividly illustrated the papacy’s priorities. Immediately after Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano alleged that Francis protected and promoted sexual predators among the bishops, Cupich performed his best imitation of Marie Antoinette.

“The Pope has a bigger agenda,” Cupich told Chicago’s WMAQ-TV. “He’s got to get on with other things: talking about the environment, protecting migrants and carrying on the work of the Church. We’re not going to go down a rabbit hole on this.”

Cupich repeated that theme the next day at Mundelein Seminary in suburban Chicago: “We have a bigger agenda than to be distracted by all of this,” Cupich told the seminarians, one of whom spoke anonymously to the Chicago Sun-Times about the archbishop’s address. The Sun-Times published the story after receiving confirmation from other sources, including several seminarians.

If Catholic prelates are willing to disregard the victimization of the innocent, nobody should expect them to uphold the church’s historic opposition to abortion and contraception.

In February, one month before California‘s primary, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy issued voting guidelines for Catholics in his diocese. But McElroy did more than reiterate support for Francis’ positions on environmentalism and immigration. He essentially stated that those positions held greater significance than the church’s stance against abortion and contraception.

While conceding that abortion was “intrinsically evil,” McElroy criticized the idea that “candidates who seek laws opposing intrinsically evil actions automatically have a​ primary claim to political support in the Catholic conscience.”

“The problem with this approach is that while the criterion of intrinsic evil identifies specific human acts that can never be justified, this criterion is not a measure of the relative gravity of the evil in particular human or political actions,” McElroy wrote. “Telling a lie is intrinsically evil, while escalating a nuclear arms race is not. But it is wrongheaded to propose that telling a lie to constituents should count more in the calculus of faithful voting than a candidate’s plans to initiate a destabilizing nuclear weapons program.”

Similarly, contraception is intrinsically evil in Catholic moral theology, while actions which destroy the environment generally are not. But it is a far greater moral evil for our​ country to abandon the Paris Climate Accord than to provide contraceptives in federal health centers.​ (emphasis added)

Perhaps no better example of the Vatican’s embrace of humanist globalism exists than the presence of economist Jeffrey Sachs as a papal advisor. Sachs, who drafted the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, supports abortion as an integral part of population control. Nevertheless, he participates frequently in Vatican conferences on sustainability.

So why would Francis have Sachs as an advisor? Consider these comments the economist made to the National Catholic Register ​​after one such conference in February:

Asked whether by the Church’s teaching on human dignity he meant respect for life from conception to natural death, Sachs replied: ‘I mean everybody’s economic needs should be met, that people should have the dignity of work, that the poor should be helped, that this is about the core ideas of human well-being.’

Asked if by helping the poor he meant wealth creation, he said: ‘Jesus said, “He who feeds the least among me, feeds me.” He was talking about helping the poor. When Aristotle talks about politics or the common good, he’s talking about a society in which people afforded dignity.’

‘We know why our current system leads to massive inequalities, leaving billions of people behind,’ he said, ‘and so this is about public policy, about individual ethics, social organization. It’s about our attitudes towards others.’

When questioned by Pontius Pilate, Jesus said that his kingdom was not of this world. Yet as Sachs demonstrates, Catholicism is trying to gain the whole world by being like the world. By doing so, the church is losing its own soul.


The Shoah Did Not End Anti-Semitism

My parents experienced it, and it’s still rising.


Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the Jewish world observed the Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Many of us, who are children of survivors, will pause to evaluate the losses we suffered collectively as a people, and individually. We will remember our relatives who perished in the tidal wave of hatred unleashed by the German Nazis. The “enlightened” Christian Europe incited 2000 years of Jew hatred in Europe that consumed the lives of 6 million innocent Jews, and millions of others died in crusades, pogroms, and blood libels. They were murdered because of the singular “sin” of being born as Jews.

Church-inspired hatred of Jews receded after the Second Vatican Council. The Catholic Church must be given credit for changing the liturgy and teachings as it relates to Jews. Elements of the liberal Protestant denominations however, such as the Evangelical Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church, and the Presbyterian Church USA, to name the most visible, have substituted their anti-Jewish bias with a new form of anti-Semitism called anti-Israelism, attacking the collective Jew, which is the Jewish state of Israel instead of the individual Jew. Nathan Sharansky, a dissident in the former Soviet Union, and later, chairman of the Jewish Agency, coined the “triple D” to define antisemitism. Delegitimization of Israel, Demonization of Israel, and subjecting Israel to a Double Standard…

Antisemitism has never been eradicated, just as scapegoating continues to exist as a part of human nature, where the strong majority blames the ills of society on the weaker minority. That has been the European case vis-à-vis the Jews of Europe. Church inspired religious antisemitism gave way to racial antisemitism since the late eighteenth century. Germany and France were the sources of this new phase of hatred. In the early modern Europe, post Napoleon, with Jews finally receiving civil rights, at least in western Europe, envy of Jewish successes in all spheres of intellectual and scientific endeavors opened to them, along with the baptismal font … The latter was the only way Jews were able to gain positions of importance in West European societies – by conversion to Christianity.

In the more traditional and orthodox Jewish societies of Poland, Russia, and Eastern Europe in general, where larger number of Jews lived, violence and blood libels against Jews were commonplace. There, the church and government tended to initiated pogroms, and were the main oppressors of Jews. Antisemitism came from above and seeped down to the largely ignorant masses. My family in Poland experienced the more vulgar prejudice, albeit, there were also Philo-Semitic Poles, and Russians.

I grew up with only one set of grandparents. On my father’s side, my grandfather, a famous and beloved teacher who taught Philosophy, languages (he spoke 9 languages), as well as music and Bible studies, found shelter at a home of a Polish-Catholic fellow professor. However, not wanting to endanger his friend’s family, he left, only to be swept up in a Nazi hunting operation (Aktion) sometime in 1942. He was murdered in his town of Ulanow, along with 1,500 other Jews, and buried in a common grave.

As with my grandfather, I never knew my aunts, uncles, or cousins who perished in October, 1942, at the Belzec Death Camp in southeastern Poland. As Poland was divided in 1939 by the Ribbentrop-Molotov (Soviet Union -Nazi Germany) agreement, my parents ended up on the German side of the border. The Russians arrived before the Germans to their town of Ulanow, and it was a Jewish officer in the Red Army who warned my mother to move east. He told her simply, “the Nazis will kill you.” My dad’s brothers and sisters refused to leave, fearing the Russians more than the Germans, and my dad, being the youngest of the children, didn’t want to leave his father. My mom prevailed, and with my brother (then a baby), they moved east. My dad risked his life by returning to fetch his father, but a German soldier at the border hit him hard and pushed him back. In retrospect, it saved his life.

Stalin, the Soviet dictator, ordered his troops to ship the Jews who crossed to the Russian side, into a labor camps in Siberia. Prior to that, while at a Ukrainian inn, the innkeeper and his mates were preparing to murder my family and take their possessions. My mom, a poor sleeper, saw them sharpening their long knives. She snuck out and ran amok toward a Russian (Soviet) military post and begged them to come and help. The Russians caught the Ukrainians red-handed, just before they could butcher the entire family, and shot them on the spot.

The Soviet policy was to deport the Polish Jews to labor camps in Siberia. There, in sub-zero temperatures, enduring constant hunger, and under the strict control by NKVD (predecessor of the KGB), my family barely survived. Nevertheless, against all odds, and hoping to be witnesses to the tragedy that befell the family, and the Jewish people, my parents, and two brothers survived. Just before the end of WWII, my family received permission to travel from Siberia to Uzbekistan, and from there, several more weeks and thousands of miles of train travel to the DP camps in Germany. Ultimately, the family ended up in the new State of Israel.

My parents personally experienced antisemitism in Europe, and even though they and so many others are gone, European antisemitism is as vicious as ever. A study by the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University noted that coronavirus-inspired expressions “constitute forms of traditional Jew-hatred and of conspiracy theories. So far, these accusations appear to be promoted mainly by extreme rightists, the far left, and Islamists, each group according to its narrative and beliefs such as different conspiracy theories as well as the image of the Jew as a producer of diseases.”

The study suggested that “2019 witnessed a rise of 18% in major violent cases compared to 2018 – 456 cases in 2019 compared to 387 in 2018. Seven Jews and non-Jews were killed during anti-Semitic attacks, and a rise in most other manifestations, in most countries. At least 53 synagogues (12%) and 28 community centers and schools (6 percent) were attacked. An increase in life-endangering threats (47%) and in attacks on private properties (24%).” The study also noted that in the US, a new phenomenon is emerging, one with increased violent anti-Semitic manifestations, with shooting sprees and numerous casualties, inspired mainly by right-wing ideologies as well as by certain groups within the Black community, and the Nation of Islam in particular.

Tad Stahnke, director of the William and Sheila Konar International Educational Outreach, part of the William Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, summarized it well when he said: “Some were workers, some teachers, some neighbors. Many ordinary people enabled the Holocaust simply by doing their jobs. Some made the choice to help, while others decided to join in with the persecution, betraying Jewish friends and classmates. But what ‘fueled the Holocaust was antisemitism’ which didn’t end with the defeat of the Nazis, and ‘continues today’, affecting all of society.”

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Silicon Valley’s Control Virus

The tech industry’s Chinese surveillance solution to the Wuhan virus.


Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

Silicon Valley was both the epicenter of one of the country’s first Wuhan Virus outbreaks, hosting the 2nd case in California and the 7th in the country, and of the technological tools of the lockdown, from contact tracing and drone tracking, to the virtualization of everything from education to socialization.

The tech industry represents the apex of both globalization and repression. On its massive campuses, foreign workers likely played a role in spreading the virus even as their industry became the public face of fighting the virus by unleashing a new wave of censorship and surveillance against Americans.

Before long, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg could be seen warning that the social media giant would delete any protests against the lockdown, YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki declaring that any videos that contradicted WHO would be deleted, and Microsoft’s Bill Gates speculating about immunity passports.

And Google and Apple came together to build a contact tracing system that would track everyone.

Silicon Valley’s titans and monopolies want to be the heroes of this pandemic, but the only things they have to offer are the totalitarian tools of surveillance that have destroyed public trust in the industry.

Santa Clara County has, as of this writing, experienced nearly 100 deaths. A Stanford study last month speculated that there were 48,000 infected. Even as Silicon Valley has helped spread the Wuhan Virus, it has its own form of immunity. Barbers can’t work online, but interface designers can. Tech industry stocks may have taken a beating, but unlike countless small businesses, they will bounce back.

And the virus culture of lockdowns and social distancing, wholesale civil rights violations and the elimination of privacy is trending the tech industry’s way. The massive databases of the huge monopolies are making it a lot easier for the authorities to track lockdown scofflaws. The creepy visions of an automated posthuman society have become the default response to the virus across America.

Social distancing is completing Silicon Valley’s vision of a world of isolated people who can only connect to each other through the mediation of their services. The brave new world in which Facebook is family, Twitter is politics, and Google is reality is a lot closer than ever before in the new Safer at Home society.

While the tech giants have much to say about what people can and can’t do, they have little to say about the origins of the Wuhan Virus and how Santa Clara County ended up with its own pandemic.

“China did a lot of things right at the beginning, like any country where a virus first shows up,” Bill Gates told CNN. In a Washington Post editorial, he described Microsoft China as a model of whose “roughly 6,200 employees”, “about half are now coming in to work.”

China is more than the tech industry’s partner: it’s the future. The social credit system and surveillance society, the skyscrapers and robotics, the high-speed rail and the massive factories are more than just TED talks, they’re a grim chrome-plated reality. The censorship, surveillance, and propaganda deployed by Silicon Valley in response to the pandemic was a Chinese solution privatized in an American fashion.

Gates, like other Silicon Valley technocrats, has to keep spreading the myth of Chinese expertise in battling the Wuhan Virus, not just because Microsoft needs the approval of the Communists, but because the Peeps are to tech industry technocrats what the Soviet Union with its collective farms and planned economy was to the New York and Chicago academics of nine decades ago. The future.

That’s why Democrats have spent the last generation mumbling that we should be more like China. Perhaps not the forced abortions, organ trafficking, or camps, but they do make the trains run on time. And California can’t even manage to build a train. It’s no wonder that Silicon Valley looks westward even as it uses the pandemic to unleash technodystopian solutions worthy of three William Gibson novels.

The one thing that China’s Xi and Gates’ corporate culture in Redmond could agree on is that people are stupid and need to be told what to do. Most will never do what they’re supposed to unless they’re manipulated, prodded, and even bullied into doing what the masters of the universe think they should.

That’s exactly why the tech industry’s monopolies have created a toxic culture that has infected our culture, poisoned our politics, and is depriving us of our civil rights. Its number dot zero web divides and conquers, fragmenting our society along algorithmic lines, creating crises for its own profit, and then brutally stamping on the consequent conflicts with its unseen machinery of surveillance and censorship.

Silicon Valley isn’t fixing the pandemic with its control freak responses, instead it’s worsening it. The tech industry might have learned from its Chinese cohorts that censorship doesn’t inspire confidence, it creates distrust, manufacturing a consensus by silencing everyone who disagrees spreads paranoia.

In a dissentless culture, everyone echoes the propaganda, but no one really trusts or believes anything.

Control, surveillance, and suppression don’t solve problems. They just convince members of the elite that the problem is under control. That’s what the Communist elite accomplished in China. Their lies, intimidation, and likely killings aren’t fooling the people in the affected areas, just their bosses.

That’s also how Silicon Valley works. Instead of proverbs from Mao’s Little Red Book, there are buzzwords. But they all serve the same function, ghost cities and vaporware, phantom industries and fake economics, entire Potemkin realities built on lies that fall apart when you pull back the curtain.

Who really needs this level of control and deceit? Thieves and liars. The bigger the con, the harder you have to grip the tiger so it doesn’t eat you. That’s as true in China as it is in California.

Communist China’s dirty little secret is that it doesn’t work. Its fake economy is built on massive thievery and fraud. If the United States ever stopped buying its own stolen property back from the Commies, along with the rest of the world, the whole thing would collapse as badly as Mao’s sparrow hunt.

American technocrats who insist that we imitate China are falling for a fraud. And every time the Democrats try to sincerely imitate a fraud, the whole thing fails miserably on them like all their high-speed rail projects that never get off the ground and only do one thing at high speed, spend money.

High-speed rail, like an internet run by a handful of monopolies, seems very appealing to control freaks. But the American model is two cars in every garage and a decentralized web that has room for everyone. The pandemic solution championed by American technocrats envisions one lockdown for everyone and one token ring to bind them all. People, both Commies and dot commies often assume, are interchangeable. What holds true in New York will be just as true in South Carolina or Wyoming.

The Wuhan Virus is a wake-up call about globalization and centralization. America isn’t just a gear in a global machine, and states aren’t interchangeable parts in a national puzzle. Americans are as individualistic as their communities. We’re not glowing dots to be herded by drones, barked at by public safety announcements, and lied to for our own good by dot com and gov public-private partnerships.

The tech industry’s monopolies have built a dystopian culture that has divided neighbors, families and a nation.  It’s time to break up the dystopia, end the monopolies, and rebuild the American community.


Facebook is Spending Millions to Plant Radical Activists in Local Newspapers

Renting out newsrooms to a left-wing agenda.


Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism

When the Alliance Defending Freedom helped a local church sue Chattanooga for banning its drive-in prayer service, the article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press repeated the Southern Poverty Law Center’s smear of the religious civil rights organization as a hate group. But the reporter who wrote the article was no ordinary employee. Wyatt Massey was one of the 225 members of Report for America’s ‘corps’ who are planted in local newsrooms to promote the radical agendas of the left-wing group.

“Will Trump’s new public charge rule close door on immigrants’ hope of the American dream?” Manuel Obed asked at The Dallas News. Obed has been with the RFA ‘corps’ pushing out pro-illegal stories.

In 1976, William Garrison, along with two other thugs, broke into a home in Detroit, killed a man, and shot two other people. When Garrison recently died of coronavirus, the Detroit Free Press article treating him like a victim was written by Angie Jackson, another ‘corps’ member. Jackson’s beat, according to Report for America, is “formerly incarcerated citizens re-entering the community.”

While Report for America claims that it’s funding local journalism, what it’s actually doing is embedding social justice activists in local papers who are often targeted at pursuing a narrow political agenda.

Leah Willingham was placed at the Associated Press to focus on the “Mississippi state legislature” and its “actions affecting the poor”, Kyeland Jackson was planted in Twin Cities Public Television to cover the “causes, effects and solutions to racial disparities in Minnesota”, Shivani Patel was dispatched to the Ventura County Star to write about “equity in education  in the county”, and Devna Bose was shoved into The Charlotte Observer to report on “poor and minority communities in prosperous Charlotte”.

The agenda is often built into the very description of what Report for America’s activists are doing. Or at least it is to Report for America’s donors who are told what the activists they fund are doing. But ordinary readers of local publications and stations are often not told that what they’re reading isn’t real local reporting: it’s the work of activists funded by a national organization and its wealthy backers.

The lack of transparency is dishonest, unethical, and a new low even in the era of fake news.

The left-wing foundations and donors aren’t funding journalism, they’re buying coverage that fits their agenda. And local newspapers are renting out their newsrooms to wealthy left-wing organizations. Beyond the usual radical foundations like the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Knight Foundation, the Facebook Journalism Project has poured millions of dollars into RFA.

“Local journalists are providing us with an extraordinary public service 24 hours a day,” Facebook’s Campbell Brown, falsely claimed. “We all need to understand how the virus is impacting the communities where we live—it’s vital information that’s helping keep our friends and families safe, and we’re proud to support Report for America in this effort.”

Except that Report for America’s model is finding young activists and parachuting them into local communities to purse some narrow political agenda. That’s not journalism. 6 of the activists from RFA’s current class will be covering ‘climate change’, 9 will be covering poverty, and 4 will be covering prisons.

Report for America’s focus on identity politics and its base of white lefties parachuting in to produce agitprop sometimes results ludicrous pairings like Samuel Bojarski, a Jewish freelance writer from Pittsburgh, being dumped into The Haitian Times to cover the Haitian community. But mostly its activists are young women, some have worked for lefty organizations, and their politics are predictable.

Facebook has often been accused of spreading fake news. Here it, along with the Google News Initiative, which kicked in $400,000, is literally financing a fake news project which pays half the salaries of the reporters it embeds in local newsrooms, while its own funding comes from wealthy left-wing groups.

Most newspapers are happy with the arrangement: it’s the readers who are cheated.

Facebook has claimed that its Journalism Project will fight fake news, instead it’s funding it. If the social media monopoly giant wanted to support journalism, it could do so in any number of ways. By financing Report for America’s activism, it’s helping fund papers on the condition that they run propaganda.

This isn’t philanthropy, it’s politics.

Not only is Facebook financing a political agenda, its funding of RFA represents an even deeper conflict of interest when the embedded activists from the left-wing group start functioning as fact checkers. The social media monopoly has used media fact checkers in an on and off way to censor conservatives.

The current RFA ‘corps’ class embedded Clara Hendrickson, of the left-wing Brookings Institute think tank, into the Detroit Free Press, where she’s tasked with ‘fact checking’ Michigan politicians for the paper and for the PolitiFact site.

The conflicts of interest here are so convoluted that they require their own flow chart.

A research analyst for a partisan think tank is funded by a left-wing organization to ‘fact check’ political candidates for a major newspaper which has already accepted two other embedded RFA activists. PolitiFact then intends to treat her attacks on Republicans as ‘facts’, and Facebook, which is funding the whole shebang, will censor conservatives on social media based on her partisan hit pieces.

Fact checking already consists of partisan attacks by the media under the guise of objectivity. RFA is helping the media shelve even the thinnest pretenses of objectivity and ethics in pursuit of its goals.

Or, as Hendrickson tweeted, “I’m thrilled to say I’ll be joining @freep in partnership with @PolitiFact as a @report4america corps member, fact-checking federal, state and local candidates in a key swing state ahead of the 2020 election.” Is ‘fact checking’ federal candidates any more important in a swing state? It is if your goal isn’t searching for the truth, but helping Joe Biden win the White House.

Like its activist, RFA zeroed in on the ‘key swing state’ element to justify Hendrickson’s role, explaining that, “Michigan’s need for fact-checking is particularly critical because it has been identified as one of only four true “swing” states in the 2020 presidential election… additionally, there is a Senate race in Michigan in 2020 that is widely considered a toss-up.” This isn’t journalism, it’s an election strategy.

Or, as PolitiFact Editor Angie Drobnic Holan noted in her gushing statement about the ‘fact checking’ site’s partnership with a left-wing group, “We intend to fact-check the messaging of the presidential election, as well as the race for U.S. Senate.” Actual journalists check their own facts. Activists redefine activism, partisan messaging, and hit pieces as fact checking because it still fools some people.

Here’s a sample of Clara’s commitment to truth and facts, “Spoiler: Trump’s racist rhetoric has encouraged violence in America.”

The only thing the PolitiFact partnership demonstrates is that ‘fact checkers’ are just as eager to rent out their coverage to wealthy donors as newspapers as long as it’s for the same left-wing causes.

Brokering complicated entanglements between wealthy lefty donors, lefty non-profits, and newspapers into unethical conflicts of interest is one of the few things that Report for America does well.

The Kansas City Star accepted three of RFA’s activists who will all be tasked with finding solutions to gun violence. These solutions will not involve locking up the shooters and throwing away the key. One of the RFA activists at the Kansas City Star is Humera Lodhi, a Muslim blogger at the Huffington Post, with a fellowship at the Marshall Project, a left-wing pro-crime think tank that blames gun violence on guns.

The Star not only managed to bring in an activist who is funded by one left-wing organization, but two left-wing organizations, while having her cover the very area of advocacy that is a major focus of the second organization. It’s hard to imagine how this arrangement could be any more biased and unethical. But there’s little doubt that Report for America will find a way.

Report for America is an initiative of the Ground Truth Project, a non-profit, which is partnering with for-profit papers, and the Project was born out GlobalPost, a for-profit organization. GlobalPost was going to use GTP to produce reporting for it. This conflict of interest went national when GTP was spun off into its own non-profit and RTA is used to seed content into for-profit publications.

Despite its peans to journalism, dumping a few activists into local papers and then paying half their salaries won’t keep local news alive. If anything, it will help alienate more of the remaining subscribers. RTA is just another venture by former journalists to monetize the last remains of journalism by turning it into a political weapon. There’s not much money in journalism, but lots of cash flowing into politics.

Corrupting, prostituting, and weaponizing journalism is helping destroy what little integrity it has.

RTA is eliminating what little difference there is between the media and political activism. It’s not alone in the field, but it’s the most successful organization and has the best financed of any of its rivals. Its founders have seen the bright future where journalism is a vestigial limb of political non-profits who instead of buying election ads, buy the whole paper without having to manage it or pay taxes on it.

And the whole thing is funded by the dot com monopolies who helped destroy journalism.

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Hamas hypocrisy: Opposing ‘virus’ of normalization while accepting Israeli medical aid

Hamas says that it considers a video chat between young Palestinians and Israelis as a “betrayal” while still seeking Israel’s help in curbing the spread of COVID-19.

By Khaled Abu Toameh, The Gatestone Institute

Rami Aman, a Palestinian journalist and “peace activist,” has been under detention by Hamas since April 9 on charges of holding a videoconference chat with Israelis to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip and the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Eyad al-Bozom, a spokesperson for the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Interior, said that Aman and other Palestinians who participated in the videoconference with the Israelis are suspected of “holding a normalization activity with the Israeli occupation via the internet.” According to al-Bozom, “holding any contact with the Israeli occupation is a crime punishable by law and a betrayal of our people and their sacrifices.”

The arrest of Aman and his friends surprised none of those familiar with Hamas’s repressive measures against the two million Palestinians living under its rule in the Gaza Strip. Moreover, the arrest of the “peace activists” is right in line with the Palestinian and Arab anti-normalization campaign that prohibits any form of contact between Palestinians and Israelis.

While Hamas says that it considers a videoconference chat between young Palestinians and Israelis as a “betrayal of Palestinians and their sacrifices,” the organization has also made it clear that it still seeks Israel’s help in curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

In the eyes of Hamas and other Palestinians, a videoconference chat about peace and co-existence is a “form of normalization with the Zionist entity.” If that is true, why does Hamas continue to seek medical assistance from Israel to combat the coronavirus pandemic?

Days after Aman and his friends were arrested, Hamas admitted that dozens of doctors from the Gaza Strip have been trained in recent weeks by Israeli doctors to deal with the coronavirus epidemic.

Kamal Musa, a spokesperson for the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health, wrote on his Facebook page that the meeting with the Palestinian doctors was held at an Israeli military base near the Erez border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip. “Why the media embarrassment and hustle following the meeting of the doctors at the Erez Crossing?” Musa wondered in the post, which he deleted shortly after it was published on Facebook.

In his deleted post, Musa also admitted that Israeli medical teams have been training Palestinian physicians at the Jericho Military Academy in Judea and Samaria.

Musa has not offered an explanation as to why he removed the post about Israelis training Palestinian medical teams. The most likely reason is that he fears that Palestinians will use the post to accuse Hamas of engaging in normalization activities with Israel by allowing Palestinian doctors to be trained by Israel.

Clearly, Musa was afraid that his post would expose the hypocrisy of Hamas in dealing with Israel. How could Hamas justify such medical cooperation with Israel while Hamas security forces are arresting Palestinian “peace activists” for the “crime” of chatting online with young Israelis?

If Hamas is opposed to any form of cooperation with Israel, why does it continue to allow medical supplies to be transferred from Israel into the Gaza Strip on an almost weekly basis?

Last week, 96 tons of medical supplies were transferred from Israel through the Kerem Shalom Crossing into the Gaza Strip. In addition, some 1,368 truckloads of goods from Israel entered the Gaza Strip through the same border crossing. The week before, another 88 tons of medical supplies were transferred from Israel into the Gaza Strip along with 1,116 truckloads of goods.

Earlier this month, a PCR machine, an advanced medical device used for detection of the coronavirus, was transferred into the Gaza Strip with the coordination of the Israeli Ministry of Defense. The machine, which costs tens of thousands of dollars, was donated by an international organization with the help of the World Health Organization and will double the rate of examinations for the disease in the Gaza Strip.

Crackdown doesn’t apply to senior Hamas officials

Hamas’s security crackdown on Palestinians who dare to engage in dialogue with Israelis obviously does not apply to Hamas’s senior officials and their family members in the Gaza Strip. These officials have no problem seeking medical treatment in Israel for themselves and their relatives, even while their movement has launched countless rockets at Israel.

In 2018, Israel’s High Court ruled that five critically ill women from the Gaza Strip could enter Israel for urgent medical treatment despite a government decision preventing relatives of Hamas members from entering Israel. The five women had appealed to the court after their requests to seek help in Israel were originally rejected on the grounds of their relation to members of Hamas.

In 2014, Israel’s Ichilov Hospital confirmed that it had treated the daughter of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. The hospital revealed that Haniyeh’s daughter had been admitted for a number of days, noting that she was one of more than 1,000 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip that the hospital treats all the time.

During the same year, It was also revealed that the sister of senior Hamas official Musa Abu Marzouk had been admitted to an Israeli hospital for two weeks for cancer treatments.

Yet, Hamas is now saying that the Palestinian “peace activists” who talked to Israelis through an online videoconference will face legal measures for their “crime.”

Clearly, as far as Hamas is concerned, receiving medical assistance from Israel is not a “crime,” particularly if the patients are family members of senior Hamas officials. It is worth noting that Hamas has refused publicly to acknowledge the medical aid that its leaders’ family members have been receiving in Israel.

Hamas is also hiding from its people in the Gaza Strip the fact that it has authorized Palestinian doctors to receive training from Israeli doctors. Such reports are exquisitely embarrassing for the Hamas leaders, particularly at a time when they are arresting young Palestinians for chatting with Israelis.

More supporters of arrests than whose opposed

It is hard to find Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who have the courage to call out Hamas for its hypocrisy. Even more disturbing is that the number of Palestinians who seem to support Hamas’s arrest of Aman and his friends is higher than those who have denounced the crackdown.

Although Aman is a journalist, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate saw no need to condemn Hamas for arresting him and his friends. Instead, the syndicate has condemned criticism of another journalist, Hind Khoudary, for alerting Hamas officials to the videoconference — a move that prompted Hamas to arrest the “peace activists.”

Shortly after the videoconference was posted on the internet, Khoudary posted a comment on Facebook denouncing the event as a form of normalization. Khoudary, a former researcher for Amnesty International, tagged three senior Hamas officials to make sure they were aware of the videoconference.

Worse, several Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip have come out in support of the arrest of Aman and his friends, repeating their vehement opposition to any form of normalization with the “Zionist enemy.” One group, the Association of Palestinian Independent Personalities, praised Hamas for its actions, saying in a statement:

“We affirm our respect for and appreciation of the [Hamas] security forces to prosecute all those who engage in such behaviors that contradict our national values and harm our people’s interests, and we demand that that they hold them accountable.”

Hamas leaders have every reason not to boycott Israeli medical aid and treatment in Israeli hospitals. Rather than investing in the health system in the Gaza Strip, Hamas has for many years preferred to spend millions of dollars on manufacturing rockets and building tunnels to attack Israel.

If Hamas does not want any contact with Israel, it should close the Gaza Strip border with Israel and refuse to medical supplies or truckloads of goods and fuel. If Hamas does not want any contact with Israel, it should stop sending family members of its leaders to receive medical treatment in Israel. If Hamas does not want any form of contact with Israel, it should stop sending Palestinian doctors to receive training from Israelis.

If Hamas does not want any contact with Israel, it should turn to the Egyptians, who are sitting on the other side of the border with the Gaza Strip, and demand that Egypt and other Arab countries provide them with medical aid.

Last week, senior Hamas official Khalil al-Haya warned that “all scenarios are available” for his movement to force Israel to supply the Gaza Strip with medical equipment to combat the coronavirus. The Hamas official, in other words, is warning that his movement will resort to terrorism if Israel does not help the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Golden opportunity for ‘peace activists’

Would al-Haya issue a similar warning to the Egyptians, who are in control of the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip? Of course not. Would he or any other Hamas leader dare to threaten any other Arab country for failing to supply the Gaza Strip with medical aid? Of course not.

If and when the “peace activists” go on trial in the Gaza Strip, the international community and all those who describe themselves as pro-Palestinian advocates will have a golden opportunity to call out Hamas for its hypocrisy and lies. Failing to do so will directly facilitate the intimidation that Hamas and Palestinian extremists apply to anyone who seeks a better future for the Palestinians or peace with Israel.


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Intelligence Community Statement on Origins of COVID-19


ODNI News Release No. 11-20

April 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of the Director of National Intelligence today issued the following Intelligence Community (IC) statement:

“The entire Intelligence Community has been consistently providing critical support to U.S. policymakers and those responding to the COVID-19 virus, which originated in China. The Intelligence Community also concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not manmade or genetically modified.

“As we do in all crises, the Community’s experts respond by surging resources and producing critical intelligence on issues vital to U.S. national security. The IC will continue to rigorously examine emerging information and intelligence to determine whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan.”


ABD’den YPG’ye sağlık yardımı iddiasıyla ilgili Türkiye’den ilk tepki

AK Parti Genel Başkanvekili Numan Kurtulmuş, ABD’den YPG’ye sağlık yardımı iddiasıyla ilgili “Teyit yok ama herkes tıynetindekini ortaya koyar” dedi.

ABD'den YPG'ye sağlık yardımı iddiasıyla ilgili Türkiye'den ilk tepki

CNN Türk ekranlarında Hakan Çelik’in sorularını yanıtlayan AK Parti Genel Başkanvekili Numan Kurtulmuş’a ABD’nin terör örgütü YPG’ye sağlık malzemesi ve maske yardımı yaptığı iddiaları da soruldu.

“Herkes kendi tıynetini ortaya koyar

“ABD’nin terör örgütü YPG’ye maske gönderdiğine dair bir bilgi var ama teyit edilmiş bir şey değil” diyen Kurtulmuş, “Ama şunu söyleyeyim; herkes kendi tıynetinde olanı ortaya koyar. Bu temel bir kuraldır; insanlar tıynetlerini asla değiştiremezler. Bizim tıynetimizde merhamet vardır, vefa vardır, yardımlaşma vardır. Biz New York’taki insanların sapır sapır döküldüklerini, ceset torbalarının yollarda olmalarını, hele hele bunların birçoğunun da yoksul mahallelerin insanlarını gördüğümüz, bildiğimiz her haber programından sonra içimiz burkuldu” şeklinde konuştu.

“Böyle bir şey varsa rahatsız olduğumuzu ifade ediyoruz

Açıklamasının böyle bir şey varsa bundan rahatsız olduklarını ifade eden Kurtulmuş, “Biz insanlık olarak yardım ettik, eğer ABD hükümeti de bir şekilde terör gruplarına yardım yapıyorsa onlar da tıynetinde olanları yapıyorlar. Maskeyi bırakın, umarız oradaki terör gruplarını destek vermeyi sürdürmezler. İnsanlığımızı gösteriyoruz, böyle bir şey varsa bundan rahatsız olduğumuzu ifade ediyoruz” dedi.

Εξηγώντας τους όρους της προπαγάνδας

 1 Μαΐου 2020 

Δεν κρατιούνται! Δεν ηρεμούν! Αν ένα κείμενό τους δεν έχει μέσα τις λέξεις «Ολυμπιακός»«τιμωρία»«υποβιβασμός», μάλλον χάνουν… μεροκάματο. Δεν εξηγείται αλλιώς. Διαβάζουμε στο νεότερο άρθρο-πόνημα στο site της αλήθειας, για το πως ο Ολυμπιακός… καταστράφηκε ήδη και… τρομάζουμε γελάμε! Δεν τα μάθατε; Πάει ο Ολυμπιακός… Τον καταδίκασε η πορτοκαλί ασπρόμαυρη δικαιοσύνη…

Διαβάζουμε λοιπόν για το πως… χάθηκε το παιχνίδι, για τους «ερυθρόλευκους». Για να το λένε αυτοί, κάτι θα ξέρουν… Τι; Όχι; Και διαβάζοντας, προσπαθούμε να αποκρυπτογραφήσουμε τους όρους. Τους όρους της προπαγάνδας. Όταν λένε «για να δώσει την είδηση στη σωστή διάσταση», μιλούν (βάζοντας και τον εαυτό τους μέσα προφανώς) για το Μέσο που έχει «παντρευτεί» τις καταδίκες για συκοφαντική δυσφήμιση, εις βάρος του Βαγγέλη Μαρινάκη και του Ολυμπιακού. Κυριολεκτικά. Στα δικαστήρια. Καταδίκες.

Όταν λένε «νομικοί κύκλοι εκτιμούν», εννοούν τους Μπαλτάκο, Σημαιοφορίδη, Θωμαΐδη. Τι εννοείτε ο Θωμαΐδης είναι δημοσιογράφος; Τι εννοείται οι Μπαλτάκος και Σημαιοφορίδης μιλούν εξ ονόματος του ΠΑΟΚ; Α-ντι-κει-με-νι-κό-τη-τα. Δεν την ξέρετε; Πορτοκαλί χρώμα έχει.

Όταν λένε «το μόνο που μπορεί να τους βγάλει από το αδιέξοδο είναι μια πολιτική παρέμβαση», εννοούν «ξέρουμε εμείς. Μας έσωσε η κυβέρνηση και ξέρουμε. Και τώρα προσπαθούμε να κάνουμε το ίδιο και σε σας, για να μη μας κυνηγήσουν οι οπαδοί μας»

Και -δυστυχώς- για τη φίλαθλη κοινή γνώμη, το παιχνίδι με την νοημοσύνη όσων τους παίρνουν σοβαρά, ολοκληρώνεται με τον επίλογο-ωδή στην αντι-Ολυμπιακή ιδέα. Μέσα σε μία παράγραφο, η πορτοκαλί ασπρόμαυρη δικαιοσύνη «καταδικάζει» τον Ολυμπιακό, τον σώζει μέσω κυβέρνησης, αποκαλεί όλο αυτό «σκάνδαλο» και η ονείρωξη κορυφώνεται! Και όλα αυτά… πριν καν συμβούν. Σαν από… μαγική σφαίρα. Σαν από τα φύλλα της Πυθίας… Πριν από μας, για μας.

«Το ερώτημα είναι, πόσο αποφασισμένη είναι η κυβέρνηση να αψηφήσει τους κανόνες, την δικαιοσύνη την κοινή γνώμη και να παρέμβει προκειμένου να εξασφαλίσει ευνοϊκή αντιμετώπιση των κατηγορούμενων. Θα ζήσουμε άλλο ένα σκάνδαλο τέτοιου μεγέθους; Θα δείξει σύντομα. Αυτό που πρέπει να θεωρούν όλοι σίγουρο είναι πως ποτέ στο παρελθόν δεν βρέθηκε τόσο στριμωγμένος στα σχοινιά ο Ολυμπιακός!», λέει η πορτοκαλί ασπρόμαυρη προπαγάνδα. Πάει ο Ολυμπιακός. Ξεχάστε τον. Τον καταδίκασαν… Όπως έγινε και με τις προηγούμενες σκευωρίες που έστησε εις βάρος του η πορτοκαλί ασπρόμαυρη προπαγάνδα. Τι; Όχι;

Αλήθεια, θυμάται κανείς τι έγινε πρόσφατα με μια υπόθεση πολυιδιοκτησίας; Σε ένα σκάνδαλο που συντάραξε το ελληνικό ποδόσφαιρο… στ’ αλήθεια; Και όχι στα… μυαλά κάποιων; Είχαμε κάνα νέο από κει; Έπεσε καμιά καταδίκη; Υποβιβάστηκε κανείς; Πέρασε καμιά τροπολογία; Συνεδρίασε καμιά Βουλή; Σώθηκε στο «και πέντε» κανένας υποβιβασμός; Η πορτοκαλί ασπρόμαυρη προπαγάνδα δεν μας ενημερώνει επαρκώς εδώ… Πως τους ξέφυγε…


«Ρατσιστής» και ο… Βλάντιμιρ Πούτιν!

«Ρατσιστής» και ο... Βλάντιμιρ Πούτιν!
Πέμπτη, 30 Απριλίου 2020 

*** ΚΑΙ καλά, τον δικαστή της Εφέσεων πού ψήφισε κατά του Πάοκ, θα τον … «παραπέμψουν» στον Αρειο Πάγο (Χαχαχαχαχχχ ! ) * ΤΑ μέλη του … Συμβουλίου της Επικρατείας πού επίσης ψήφισαν εναντίον του Πάοκ, ΠΟΥ … θα τα καταγγείλουν ; ( Χαχαχαχαχχχχ ! ) ***

*** ΚΟΥΙΖ : Αν η επόμενη ομάδα πού θα απασχολήσει την ΕΕΑ θα είναι ο Βώλος του Μπέου, η … μεθεπόμενη ποια θα είναι ; * ΠΟΣΕΣ πιθανότητες λέτε να συγκεντρώνει η πράσινη ομάδα του Γιαννάκη ; ***

*** ΥΠΑΡΧΕΙ πάντως μία μικρή «αστοχία» στην χθεσινή τοποθέτηση του Βαγγέλη Μαρινάκη * ΜΙΛΗΣΕ για ΛΕΚΕΔΕΣ στους … ΛΑΚΕΔΕΣ ! ***






*** ΑΝ κάποιος έλεγε πριν από λίγα χρόνια στον μικρό Γκαγκάτση, ότι θα ερχόταν μία μέρα πού θα καθόταν στο ίδιο τραπέζι με τον Βαγγέλη Μαρινάκη και μάλιστα θα είχε και δικαίωμα να του … αντιμιλήσει, σίγουρα θα τον πέρναγε για τρελό * ΠΟΙΟΣ ; Ο γιός του Γκαγκάτση, να αντιμιλάει στον Βαγγέλη Μαρινάκη ! * ΝΑ πού το είδαμε και αυτό σ’ αυτό το θεοπάλαβο ελληνικό ποδόσφαιρο

*** ΤΙ έγινε λοιπόν χθες στην τηλεδιάσκεψη της Σούπερ Λίγκας ; * ΘΑ τα διαβάσετε αλλού στα πάντα ενημερωμένα ρεπορτάζ της εφημερίδας μας * ΘΑ σταθώ μόνο σε ένα σημείο της τηλεδιάσκεψης, αυτό πού ο μικρός Γκαγκάτσης τόλμησε να αντιμιλήσει στον ηγέτη του Ολυμπιακού * ΙΔΟΥ το σημείο του διαλόγου πού θα αναλύσουμε :

*** ΜΑΡΙΝΑΚΗΣ : «Να παίξουμε, όπως άλλωστε το θέλει και η UEFA. Οι προπονήσεις να αρχίσουν 5 Μαΐου. Να βοηθήσουμε οικονομικά όλες τις μικρότερες ομάδες. Ο ΠΑΟΚ προσπαθεί με κάθε τρόπο να μην τηρούνται οι κανόνες. Ο ΠΑΟΚ προσπαθεί να ξεφτιλίζει το πρωτάθλημα και τον Ολυμπιακό», κάνοντας λόγο για… λεκέδες από πλευράς Δικεφάλου

*** ΛΥΣΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ ( πρόεδρος, παρεμβαίνει ) : * «ΣΑΣ παρακαλώ, δεν είναι παρών ο κ.Σαββιδης…»

*** ΜΑΡΙΝΑΚΗΣ : «Δεν είναι παρών γιατί είναι Ρώσος και είναι στη Ρωσία * ΕΙΝΑΙ παρών είτε μέσω του Skype, είτε μέσω του Open * ΕΙΝΑΙ εκεί ο κ. Γκαγκάτσης που κάνει τη βρώμικη δουλειά * ΕΜΕΙΣ πληρώσαμε το γήπεδο που χτίσαμε και δεν πήραμε επιχορηγήσεις * ΕΜΕΙΣ πληρώσαμε όλους μας τους φόρους στο ελληνικό δημόσιο χωρίς να μας χαρίζουν εκατομμύρια ευρώ φόρων και προστίμων * ΔΕΝ καταδικαστήκαμε με τρεις αποφάσεις * ΟΥΤΕ έχουμε αγοράσει την Ξάνθη και ελέγχουμε και άλλη ομάδα * ΑΥΤΟΙ είναι οι λεκέδες * ΑΝ δεν τους θεωρείτε λεκέδες συνεχίστε να μπαίνετε με όπλα στα γήπεδα και να αγοράζετε ομάδες»

*** ΓΚΑΓΚΑΤΣΗΣ κάτωχρος : * «ΤΟΥ επιστρέφονται όλοι οι χαρακτηρισμοί μεταξύ των οποίων και ο ρατσιστικός χαρακτηρισμός» !

*** ΑΔΙΟΡΘΩΤΟΣ ο τυπάκος * ΚΑΙ δεν ξέρει και δεν ρωτάει κι’ όλας για να μάθει * ΒΡΗΚΕ την καραμέλα των ΑΡΔοτσάτσων, περί «ρατσιστικού χαρακτηρισμού» όταν κάποιος αναφέρεται στο μεγάλο αφεντικό Ιβάν Ιγκνιατίεβιτς Σαμπίντι αποκαλώντας τον «Ρώσο»

*** ΙΔΟΥ λοιπόν, πόσο … ρατσιστικό είναι το να αποκαλείς «Ρώσο» ένα … Ρώσο πολίτη ! * ΠΑΜΕ σχεδόν ενάμιση μήνα πίσω * ΣΤΙΣ 12 Μαρτίου * ΗΜΕΡΑ πού μπορεί να έχουν «ξεχάσει» οι υπάλληλοι του Ιβαν αλλά πού ασφαλώς δεν πρόκειται ποτέ να ξεχάσουν ο ίδιος ο Σαμπίντι και η οικογένειά του

*** ΕΙΝΑΙ η μέρα πού ο ίδιος ο Πρόεδρος της Ρωσίας Βλαντίμιρ Πούτιν τίμησε τον ιδιοκτήτη του Μπάοκ με το βραβείο «Αλεξάντερ Νιέφσκι» για την ανεκτίμητη προσφορά του στη χώρα ΤΟΥ * ΔΗΛΑΔΗ, στη Ρωσία * ΤΟ συγκεκριμένο βραβείο δίδεται ΜΟΝΟ ΣΕ ΡΩΣΟΥΣ πολίτες, επιχειρηματίες λόγω επαγγελματικής επιτυχίας και ευσυνειδησίας και θεωρείται από τα πιο σημαντικά του είδους του στη ΡΩΣΙΑ

*** ΝΑ λοιπόν πού ΚΑΙ Ο ΠΟΥΤΙΝ, ο ένας εκ των δύο ισχυρότερων ηγετών στον κόσμο θεωρεί και αναγνωρίζει ΕΜΠΡΑΚΤΩΣ τον ( ελληνοποντιακής καταγωγής ) Ιβάν Ιγκνιατίεβιτς Σαμπίντι ως ΡΩΣΟ πολίτη και μάλιστα ΔΙΑΚΕΚΡΙΜΕΝΟ !

*** ΑΝΑΡΩΤΙΕΜΑΙ για δύο πράγματα * ΠΡΩΤΟΝ αν ΚΑΙ Ο ΠΟΥΤΙΝ είναι … ΡΑΤΣΙΣΤΗΣ τιμώντας ένα ΡΩΣΟ και δεύτερον, αν ο ίδιος ο Ιβάν θεωρεί ρατσιστικό τον χαρακτηρισμό Ρώσος, αφού δεν ΔΙΑΜΑΡΤΥΡΗΘΗΚΕ έντονα στον Ρώσο πρόεδρο, λέγοντάς του, απλά. Ένα και μόνο πράγμα : * ΕΙΜΑΙ Ελληνας, δεν είμαι Ρώσος, κύριε πρόεδρε»

*** ΑΛΗΘΕΙΑ, ρε Γκαγκατσάκο, τα ήξερες αυτά ; * ΚΑΙ μη μου πείς ότι δεν γνώριζες τη βράβευση του ΡΩΣΟΥ αφεντικού σου, γιατί απ’ ότι ξέρω την … γιορτάσατε όλοι σας, εκεί στην Μεγάλη Αυλή του Τσάρου σας * ΓΙΑΤΙ λοιπόν και με ποιο δικαίωμα ΤΟΛΜΑΣ, υπάλληλε της ΠΑΕ του Ρώσου, να αποκαλείς ρατσιστή όποιον σας πετάει τις ΑΛΗΘΕΙΕΣ κατάμουτρα ;

*** ( ΝΑΙ, ξέρω, άμα σε ρωτάνε, να λες ότι δεν το διάβασες ) ***


*** ΠΑΜΕ τώρα και στο άλλο πού πέταξες, μικρέ Γκαγκάτση * ΕΙΠΕΣ, με έντονο ενθουσιασμό και υπερηφάνεια, ότι «ο Ιβάν Σαββίδης πρόσφατα απέδειξε για μία ακόμα φορά την επιχειρηματική του επιφάνεια με την επένδυση άνω των διακοσίων εκατομμυρίων σε περίοδο κρίσης»

*** ΑΥΤΑ είπες, αλλά το ότι τα είπες δεν αποδεικνύει πως ΕΙΝΑΙ ΑΚΡΙΒΩΣ ΕΤΣΙ, όπως τα είπες * ΕΧΟΥΜΕ λοιπόν και λέμε * ΠΡΩΤΟΝ, κανένας Σαββίδης δεν έχει ακόμα ΠΛΗΡΩΣΕΙ διακόσια εκατομμύρια για την αγορά του Πόρτο Καρράς ( νομίζω ότι σε αυτό αναφέρεσαι ) * ΑΛΛΑ συμφώνησε, άλλο ΠΛΗΡΩΣΕ * ΚΑΙ την χορηγία της Σούπερ Λίγκας είχε ΣΥΜΦΩΝΗΣΕΙ να πληρώσει με εκατομμύρια, αλλά τελικά τους έψησε το ψάρι στα χείλη για να πληρώσει σε δόσεις και δεν ξέρω αν ακόμη χρωστάει από αυτή τη χορηγία

*** ΝΑ σου πω όμως και κάτι άλλο, πού το φέρνει καμιά φορά με μορφή φήμης ο Βαρδάρης μέχρι εδώ στον Πειραιά * ΑΛΗΘΕΙΑ ξέρεις τίποτα, αν τελικά το Πόρτο Καρράς θα το αγοράσει το αφεντικό σου ΜΟΝΟΣ ΤΟΥ ; * Η ΜΗΠΩΣ κάνει ΚΑΙ ΕΔΩ το ρόλο του «λαγού» για κάποιον άλλο; * ΜΗ βιαστείς να μου απαντήσεις, δεν υπάρχει λόγος ***



*** ΤΗΝ πέταξε κι αυτή την παπαρία ο γιός του Γκαγκάτση : * «ΝΑ περιμένουμε ξεκαθαρίσει το θέμα Τζήλου, για το αν εμπλέκεται καμία ομάδα» ! * ΓΙΑ την υπόθεση της ΔΟΛΟΦΟΝΙΑΣ του Τόσκο, έκανε μόκο ! * ΜΗΠΩΣ δηλαδή πρέπει να ΞΕΚΑΘΑΡΙΣΕΙ και αυτή η ιστορία, στην οποία ΠΙΘΑΝΟΤΑΤΑ εμπλέκεται μία ομάδα ; * ΔΗΛΑΔΗ … ο Μπάορκ ;

*** ΜΙΑ και ο λόγος * ΧΘΕΣ αποφυλακίστηκε ΚΑΙ Ο ΔΕΥΤΕΡΟΣ συλληφθείς χουλιγκάνος του Μπάορκ πού είχε προφυλακιστεί για τον φόνο του Βούλγαρου οπαδού, με διάταξη της ανακρίτριας Θεσσαλονίκης * ΠΡΟΚΕΙΤΑΙ για τον 24χρονο εκ των δύο συλληφθέντων και προφυλακισθέντων τότε * Ο ΕΤΕΡΟΣ 26χρονος έχει αποφυλακιστεί εδώ και αρκετό καιρό * ΤΙ άλλο να πω; * ΟΤΙ ντρέπομαι ; * ΕΞΥΠΑΚΟΥΕΤΑΙ, νομίζω ***


*** ΑΝ ήταν σουρεαλιστική ελληνική ταινία ο τίτλος θα ήταν κάτι σαν … «Η επίθεση της γιγαντιαίας παπαριάς» ! * ΔΙΟΤΙ πρόκειται σίγουρα περί παπαριάς – γίγα ! * ΣΤΗΝ Ελλάδα, όπου η λειτουργική ανεξαρτησία των δικαστών είναι ΣΥΝΤΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΑ κατοχυρωμένη, ΚΑΝΕΙΣ, ούτε ο Αρειος Πάγος μπορεί να ΕΛΕΓΞΕΙ ένα δικαστή όπως ο κ. Βρυώνης για κάποια απόφασή του * Το πράγμα είναι απλό, όσο και το ένα κι’ ένα κάνουν δύο : * ΑΥΤΟ έκρινε, αυτό αποφάσισε ***



*** ΠΡΟΣΩΠΙΚΗ μου άποψη * ΜΕ την εισήγηση της ερευνήτριας της Επιτροπής Δεοντολογίας της ΕΠΟ Παναγιώτας Σπανού, η οποία ΔΟΘΗΚΕ ΣΤΗ ΔΗΜΟΣΙΟΤΗΤΑ ΠΡΙΝ κοινοποιηθεί στους ενδιαφερόμενους ( κατηγορούμενους ) από τις ΔΙΕΦΘΑΡΜΕΝΕΣ υπηρεσίες της ΕΠΟ, διασύρονται άνθρωποι, θίγονται προσωπικότητες, απαξιώνονται Ελληνες πολίτες * Η ΗΘΙΚΗ ζημία πού υφίστανται, είναι ΑΝΥΠΟΛΟΓΙΣΤΗ

*** ΑΠΟ δω και πέρα, η ζημιά έχει γίνει και είναι ανεπανόρθωτη για τον κάθε ένα εξ όσων κατηγορούνται ΑΔΙΚΩΣ και ΣΚΑΝΔΑΛΩΔΩΣ ( κατά την προσωπική μου άποψη ) * ΟΠΟΤΕ, μετά την οριστική έκβαση της υπόθεσης, θα έχουν κάθε ΔΙΚΙΟ αλλά και κάθε ΔΙΚΑΙΩΜΑ να ΣΤΡΑΦΟΥΝ εναντίον αυτών πού τους ΕΘΙΞΑΝ χωρίς καν να αναλογισθούν τις συνέπειες

*** ΚΑΙ εδώ, δεν εννοώ τον Ολυμπιακό και τον Βαγγέλη Μαρινάκη, ή τον Γιώργο Σπανό και τον Ατρόμητο, πού βεβαίως δεν μπορώ να γνωρίζω τι σκοπεύουν να πράξουν * ΕΝΝΟΩ τα άλλα πρόσωπα, τους διαιτητές, τους πρώην προέδρους και παράγοντες της ΕΠΟ, οι οποίοι δεν θα είναι δυνατόν να εμποδιστούν στις επόμενες νόμιμες ενέργειες, προκειμένου να επανορθωθεί η τρωθείσα βάναυσα αξιοπρέπειά τους

*** ΗΔΗ έχω διάφορες συνομιλίες με πρόσωπα πού διάβασαν με έκπληξη και έντονη δυσαρέσκεια βεβαίως την εισήγηση της Σπανού και όλοι τους μου εξέφρασαν την πρόθεσή τους να προσφύγουν, στο τέλος της υπόθεσης, στην Δικαιοσύνη εναντίον αυτών πού τους έθιξαν και τους «έστησαν στο σκαμνί}, χωρίς καν να τους καλέσουν για κατάθεση !

*** ΣΥΜΦΩΝΑ με τις απόψεις νομικών, τόσο η Σπανού, όσο και τα άλλα μέλη της Επιτροπής Δεοντολογίας της ΕΠΟ, κατά την εκτέλεση των συγκεκριμένων καθηκόντων τους δεν αντιμετωπίζονται νομικά με την ιδιότητά τους ως εν ενεργεία δικαστές, αλλά ως ΕΠ’ ΑΜΟΙΒΗ ΜΕΛΗ επιτροπής της ΕΠΟ, δηλαδή ως απλοί συνεργάτες της Ομοσπονδίας ***


*** «ΑΓΑΠΗΤΕ Μανώλη σας χαιρετώ * ΤΕΛΙΚΑ σε αυτή τη χώρα δεν σταματά η κωμωδία * ΓΙΑΤΙ αυτό το περί εισήγησης της πρωτοδίκης να παραπέμψει τον Ολυμπιακό και την ομάδα στο δικαστικό σώμα της ΕΠΟ για τον αγώνα του Ολυμπιακού με τον Ατρόμητο είναι σκέτη κωμωδία * ΓΝΩΜΗ ΜΟΥ είναι ότι πιέστηκε από τον Γραμμένο, που πιέστηκε από τον Ιβάν να κάνουν απλά αντιπερισπασμό γιατί βρίσκονται μέσα στα ΣΚΑ.Α * ΚΑΙ ΟΣΟ ΣΥΝΕΧΙΖΟΥΝ ΑΥΤΗ ΤΗΝ ΤΑΚΤΙΚΗ ΘΑ ΜΠΑΙΝΟΥΝ ΠΙΟ ΒΑΘΙΑ ΜΕΣΑ ΣΤΑ ΣΚΑ.Α * ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΩ, Μιχαήλ Ζαχαρίας, Μελίσσια ***


*** ΣΤΟ μεταξύ, μέχρι δηλαδή την όποια κατάληξη της υπόθεσης στην επιτροπή Δεοντολογίας, ΘΑ ΕΧΕΙ ΟΛΟΚΛΗΡΩΘΕΙ η δίκη των 28, με το παρεμφερές κατηγορητήριο * Σ’ ΑΥΤΗ, τελευταίος μάρτυρας υπεράσπισης ( του εκ των κατηγορουμένων Θοδωρή Κουρίδη ) θα είναι ο πρώην Εκτελεστικός Διευθυντής της ΕΠΟ, δημοσιογράφος Χρήστος Υφαντής

*** Ο ΕΝ λόγω πού εξεδιώχθη από την διοικούσα επιτροπή του Κοντονή, έχει ΔΙΚΑΙΩΘΕΙ ΚΑΙ ΣΤΙΣ ΤΡΕΙΣ υποθέσεις για τις οποίες κατηγορήθηκε από την διοίκηση της «εξυγίανσης» * ΚΑΝΕΙΣ μέσα στην ΕΠΟ δεν γνωρίζει τα πράγματα της Ομοσπονδίας σε τόσο εύρος και τόσο βάθος, όσο ο Χρήστος Υφαντής * Ο ΟΠΟΙΟΣ βεβαίως και θα έχει ΠΟΛΛΑ να αποκαλύψει * ΑΝΑΜΕΙΝΑΤΕ στο ακουστικό σας ***



*** «ΠΟΥΛΑΩ – έχω», φωνάζανε οι παλιοί μαυραγορίτες στην Ομόνοια και έξω από το γήπεδο της Λεωφόρου * ΤΩΡΑ, το φωνάζει ο Γιαννάκης * ΜΕ τον τρόπο του * «ΠΟΥΛΑΩ – έχω, και Κουρμπέλη έχω, και Μπουζούκη και Χατζηγιοβάννη και Βαγιαννίδη έχω» * ΞΕΡΕΙ ο Γιαννάκης ότι «θέλει» ο Μπάορκ και ξελαρυγγιάζεται * ΚΑΙ τα λαμόγια τους πού μιλάνε στα μουλωχτά, λένε πως, μπορεί να πάνε και όλοι μαζί, με ένα, πακέτο πού ίσως και να φτάσει και τα είκοσι εκατομμύρια * ΟΤΙ θέλει λέει να το δώσει ο Ρώσος, αλλά … δεν μπορεί λόγω Financial Fair Play * Ε, ΑΦΟΥ δεν μπορεί, τότε τι το συζητάνε ; * ΕΚΤΟΣ αν έχουν υπ’ όψιν τους κανένα κολπάκι * ΔΥΣΚΟΛΟ, πάντως, γιατί σε τέτοιες δουλειές μπαίνουν πολλοί στη μέση κι’ έτσι και βγεί κάτι στη φόρα κάηκε το νινί τους ***


ΤΕΣΤ ΠΑΡΑΤΗΡΗΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΟΣ : Πόσες διαφορές μπορείτε να εντοπίσετε ;

*** Οι Γκαγκάτσηδες στο ελληνικό ποδόσφαιρο είναι σαν τις Μπαμπούσκες, τις γνωστές ξύλινες κούκλες της Ρωσίας, πού μέσα στην κοιλιά της καθεμίας κρύβεται μία άλλη κούκλα μικρότερων διαστάσεων * ΟΤΑΝ δηλαδή ανοίγεις την κούκλα «Βασίλης Γκαγκάτσης», βλέπεις ότι μέσα στην κοιλιά της είναι η μικρότερη, «Μάκης Γκαγκάτσης» * ΚΑΙ πάει λέγοντας ***

*** Η στήλη «Πολλά “Εν Ολίγοις”» δημοσιεύθηκε στον «Κόκκινο Πρωταθλητή» στις 30/4/2020.