ROSEANNE BARR’S SPOT-ON SPEECH
“BDS Is a Fascist Organization of Lies” – Speech in Israel, March 2016, Roseanne Barr
“I’m so excited to be attending this conference and bringing with me my mother, who is visiting Israel for the first time in her 83 years. I thank Hen Mazzig and “Stand With Us” for hosting me. I met Hen on social media where his words were a blinding light in a sea of darkness there.
I’ve always been an outspoken person because I’m a comedian and the subjects of racism, classism, sexism were important subjects for me to lampoon and stand against, as a proper Socialist, like my father and his father before him, a Russian Jewish immigrant in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Becoming more and more political since the shock of 9-11, I found myself one day asked by the former Presidential nominee of the Green Party, Cynthia Mckinney, to carry the water for the left, as she put it and to represent them by running for the party’s nomination myself. Perhaps because of the fact that a lot of people had no idea that I was Jewish, because I’m not the American stereotype, I have been privy my whole life to hearing things non-Jews say about Jews, which they might not say if they knew they were speaking in front of one.
During my campaign in 2011, everything I had ever believed about the left was shaken and the scales fell from my eyes and I had to admit that many of those I considered comrades, were naked bigots, who had absolutely no interest in peace between Israel and Palestinian Arabs, at all. I did. It was shocking to realize that what I considered criticism of Israel many many times gave way to regular garden variety anti-Semitism that I had overheard all of my life. During my campaign, which I filmed as a documentary, I became more and more afraid of what I saw gathering in America. I saw Jews and African Americans divided over American Israel policy and Jews divided against Jews over it too. I spoke about Israel during campaigns and was frequently shouted down by Jewish Leftists, so I learned, because I’m a comic, to answer the totally pre-programmed questions with a real answer which came from me, and not from any centralized NGO or group. That did stop people in their tracks for a minute or two, but they would invariably return to regurgitating the talking points they were being paid or self-appointed to regurgitate.
I am certainly not here to defend the indefensible – Israel has many things about it which need correction – like every single other state and nation on earth. May all things wrong in the Jewish State be immediately addressed and reconciled – that’s my prayer and the promise of Rav Kook, one of the founders of Zionist philosophy – that The Nation, once restored to its land, will also be restored to our true national character – that of The Light-bearers of Freedom, Brotherhood, Excellence, and New Expanding Vistas of Intelligence.
We Jews can be somewhat rude, ‘demanding’, intransigent and more opinionated than most at times. A People get quite tense after terrible things are repeatedly done to them, and yet Jews do not care what religion other people are and we would never DREAM of denying any religious minority their right to worship. Many religions and religious freedom itself are part of the diversity of Israel. We also believe that people have the right to be free of religion too, if they so choose.
But by G-d, we lack the SUPREME GALL and insensitivity of a typical left wing ‘peace activist’ trust-funder living in Chicago, to suggest that one third of the world’s surviving Jews, should not be allowed to buy or own or live on land inside any Arab State, after centuries of citizenship there, nor be allowed to live in only ONE tiny place behind green lines in our own homeland, where we are called ‘settlers’ and ‘occupiers’– AFTER Warsaw! In fact, the Arab Nakba of nearly 1M Arabic Jews & the theft of their wealth of centuries followed the Shoah! Yet, American groups like code pink Jewish Voice for Peace & even J-Street have yet to mention one word about any of this, though many Jews are in those groups. You can’t make this shit up folks!
BDS is right wing and fascist, make no mistake and the fact that it pretends to be of the Left helps to obscure the facts of the ethnic cleansing of Jews and Christians in all Arab states, happening since 1948, when the entire Arab world began its still ongoing boycott of Israel. Those who foster and monetarily support BDS against Israel, are paid directly or indirectly by interests of those same now Judenrein Arab States, where real tribal, racial, religious and gender apartheid exists, unlike in fully integrated Israel.
BDS is part of what I call the “fake left”, that peculiar left whose spokespeople are from privilege, like Ali Abunimah, whose father was the Jordanian Ambassador to the UN and Max Blumenthal, trust-funder son of war profiteer Sidney Blumenthal. This left cares nothing about unions or working people, their wages, their health coverage, their fair share of the profits they work to produce which is, incidentally, what The Actual Left lives breathes and fights FOR.
This “fake left” of trust-funders of privilege have created a profitable worldwide network to slander, threaten and Blood Libel Jews with the same trash that the Czars of Russia, and Spanish Inquisitors, Nazis and Hamans used throughout the witch-burning European Middle Ages, where hundreds of thousands if not millions of Jewish women and men were thought to be witches and BDS’d then burnt at the stake for the canard that we were the cause of the Bubonic Plague.
The question I asked myself since childhood has been: why does anti-Semitism continue to exist, despite its great cost to the entire world? I believe I’ve gleaned the answer after decades of search and research: it is the most profitable tactic and the greatest tool, in the heist of all working people’s wealth by the ruling classes, those educated sons of Ambassadors and Presidential advisors, those Popes Imams and Preachers, so called men of G-d, (*LOL*) Professors, Presidents and Prime Ministers, Czars Nobles, Chancellors and Royal Blue Blooded Pharaohs, Kings and Queens.
The rich and privileged feudalists knew that ethnic strife, division, racial animosity, gender violence, debt and lack of medical care or jobs, keep people distracted. They can’t have their mind on their money and their money on their minds, to quote Snoop Dog. They also know, that if you add self-righteous religious fervor to the above and simmer it up, you can get Holy Wars that go on forever, guaranteeing their familys’ dynasties remain unmolested. People in power pay handsomely for a special wordsmith to craft some concise genocidal slogans like ‘from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free’ – of Jews. The selling of weapons and the promotion of nuclear proliferation continue to be the most profitable things on earth, for those who OWN the stock markets, all the laws and all the people on earth.
They could never sit in the same room for one minute with people like us unless it’s to promote some cockeyed idea they are selling at the moment, such as their just published revisionist history books, like Blumenthal’s, in which Arabs or Aryans are the actual Jewish People, and Jewish People are the Nazis. Revisionist Historians of the “Fake Left” are really just the ‘updated’ Holocaust Deniers of the late 1980’s. When the far left and the far right think of freedom, both of them think they need to defend Nazi rights to speak in threatening condemnation of Jews but NOT ever the other way around.
Universities that allow Revisionist History also allow Trash Science, as happened in German Universities under Nazism.
False science & false history = false narrative.
The immoral and insane racist anti-Semitism of Pharaohs & Fuhrers never fades from the Jewish landscape for very long. BDS-ers don’t want peace, nor do they want peace negotiations. They use code words which expose that like the codeword ‘occupation’ that is actually an Imperialist term, when applied to Israel and you’ve probably noticed that they use that word a lot, getting all the mileage they can get out of it, which if their hated peace negotiations ever occurred, would make using these legally correct words, “disputed territories” necessary and that would just ruin their self-righteous, libelous fun. Disputed territories means that the question of security for BOTH SIDES will be addressed, to be resolved in good faith with honest dialogue between two warring parties seeking solution and redress.
BDS uses the incorrect and coded word, ‘occupation’ as it applauds Abbas for refusing to negotiate peace, and apologizes for his hate-mongering and inciting the murder of Jewish civilians who are ‘all guilty’ whether they are Israeli or French or Brazilian. This helps to create theater for social media & better yet, to further forestall peace talks until after all Arabic Jews are not only expelled to Israel, but hopefully ‘driven into the sea’ and the State which offered them safety, destroyed through intifada.
These campus BDS factories are anti-truth and the truth is they work very hard to silence their opponents’ points, rather than to engage in civil communication and argument that leads to actual redress and the employment of solutions that may actually work for the everyday people at risk. To absolute fascists, though negotiation means losing. Only by silencing the outraged opinion of those it wishes to exterminate can any fascist narrative continue to exist, because it is a LIE whose center cannot hold in the threatening and inevitably victorious face of FACT.
Truth is: peace must be negotiated!
Fascists never negotiate – that’s how you know they are fascists!! It’s not going to happen until pressure is brought to bear by all intelligent and moral people everywhere, who won’t tolerate war for the profit of the few at the expense of the many anymore.
First they say Jews out of Europe, go to Palestine (pre 67-Jews were the real Palestinians) then they say Jews out of The Middle East, go back to Germany or Spain or Poland from whence you came, after we, the pre-EU wiped our butts with your art, your savings, your lives and the lives of your children and drove you to Israel. Well, we may have lost our moral compass there for a century or so, but now, now we fancy ourselves as peacemakers who desire justice for people who swear to kill all the Jews in the Middle East who don’t wish to be minorities living under Arab rule. Obviously that didn’t work or those Arab States would have Jews living in them today. In order to continue to be successful scapegoat farmers, and to hold the Jews as their moral hostages, BDS racist Jew Haters and their deluded Jewish ‘best friends’ in the United States support boycotting Jews who want to live freely in the Judenrein, Apartheid Middle East, and not just in tiny, tiny Israel. Boycott will only help to isolate and disenfranchise Jews until such time that from the river to the sea all of UN partitioned Palestine will be Jew Free. Again, you cannot possibly make this shit up folks!
The UN, EU and the trust-funder led BDS Left, Right, all crazy assed, refuse to see what’s right in front of their faces, that Israel is a State full of millions of good people who want peace. That Israel is not a dream but a solid reality that isn’t going anywhere. Instead of building collapsing tunnels, Hamas should cease occupying the Palestinian people’s FUNDS and get on to rebuilding a lawful structure for protection of Palestinians, instead of paying them to kill themselves and take a Jew or two with them. Talk about anti Semitism!
We want to solve the problems that we are responsible for but that is impossible without first of all agreeing that the larger problem is double standards. Let’s start there and then proceed to matters of land. Without just and ethical redress of the 2000 year old use of double standards against a victim first removed from their lands and then from the earth itself over and over and over again, the arrogant and ignorant who see themselves as righteous are just blowhards, liars, and blood thirsty bigots.
These campuses, BDS factories, are anti-truth and the truth is they work very hard to silence their opponents’ points, rather than to engage in civil discussion, debate and argument that lead to actual redress and the embrace of solutions that might actually work for the everyday people at risk. Again, to absolute fascists, negotiation means losing.
Only by silencing the outraged opinion of those it wishes to exterminate can any fascist narrative continue to exist, because it is a LIE whose center cannot hold-up in the threatening and inevitably victorious face of Fact.
Intelligent and moral people know that Peace between Israel and her neighbors and cousins, who are ALL targets, human shields for war profiteers such as BDS trust-funders, is not only possible but quite probable, with the creation of the right words at the right time, and nothing more. In the Story of Esther, we learn that Power is strung together with words, and it is words that can take it all apart. Truth and Fact are the Jewish people’s ultimate weapons against liars and revisionist erasers of our history as the indigenous people of Eretz Yisroel, so let’s consider that we are here today, in Jerusalem together, which is PROOF that we are indeed those whom we’ve always said we were. Amen.
Roseanne Barr, March 2016, Jerusalem, Israel
Dr Jerome Gelb says:
Brilliant! I’m sure Chavera that you have some idea of how well you have exposed the truth in every line of your speech & how Jews speaking truth enrages those who hate us. For readers, may I add that the almost unbroken 1400 years of Islamic Jew Hatred (actually only 90yrs without active Jihad in 1400yrs) are the responsibility of a prototypical psychopath, Muhammad. As a Psychiatrist, I recognise the presence in him of every DSM5 criteria for psychopathy (or Antisocial Personality Disorder in DSM5) as well as the commonly co-existing trait of “Malignant Narcissism”. He hated being rejected by the Jews of Medina to a pathological, obsessive extent & the injury to his ego was so great that annihilating the source of the wound became his life’s work. But murdering all Medina’s male Jews over 12yrs of age & enslaving & trading Jewish women & children was not enough. The day he massacred the male Jews, he took the Jewish leader’s wife as his wife, one of 11 he had. Still not enough, Muhammad enshrined Jew Hatred into the Qur’an & his followers enshrined it in the Haddiths & the Sunna. Muhammad stated that the Islamic Last Days, heralding the day Orthodox Muslims ascend to Paradise & everyone else is consigned to the “Hellfire”, could NOT happen until the very last remaining Jew on Earth was converted to Islam or dead. This decree, ensured Islamic Jew Hatred would last forever. Like any serial killer, Muhammad enjoyed murdering with his bare hands, he was a paedophile, a rapist & his cruel & bizarre extermination of all dogs wherever he went, all conform to what we now recognise to denote the psychopathic killer. Some people will tell you that Jews & Muslims lived peacefully side by side for centuries. Nothing could be further from the truth! Jews had to pay the Jizya, labelled a poll-tax but actually an annual payment to Extortionist Islam in order for Jews to be allowed to retain their heads for another year. Jews were treated as 3rd class citizens. They were excluded from all but the dirtiest menial work, had to step aside for any Muslim, could have their homes invaded upon command of any Muslim and had to pray at an inaudible volume or face severe punishment. The expulsion of a million Jews from Arabia in 1948 & the confiscation of all their property has been ignored by press & politics alike because it disrupts the Palestinian narrative, the narrative of gross historical revision that is so acceptable to our detractors that historical truths are frequently rejected. As Zionists, we recognised Islam’s spurious claims regarding Israel but failed to understand that any land once conquered by Islam is deemed forever “Islamic Land” & it must be fought for until reclaimed. Muslims the world over consider Israel as “Muslim Land” & the existence of the Jewish State of Israel is viewed by Islam as a mortifying humiliation that must be destroyed. This delusion is based on the Qur’an, where Muhammad promises Orthodox Muslims that Allah will always be on their side in war and that because of that, they will always be victorious. Israel’s mere presence, let alone its victories, grates at the soul of every Muslim & they are fanatically obsessed with righting that wrong.
Adherent/Orthodox Muslims cannot ever negotiate an agreement that includes the acceptance of a Jewish State remaining on “Muslim Land”. This is why the treaties with Jordan & Egypt were met with fury & violent protest by these Muslims, amongst them Hamas, Fatah & all Islamic Militants. The Hamas Charter, PLO constitution, Muslim Brotherhood Manifesto, al-Qaeda 7-stage strategy etc all commit members to the extermination of Israel & the Jews living there. As you said in your speech, their aim to this day is for Judenrein…..a land free of Jews. The insistence of Western Powers for a 2-State solution is maintained despite these nations knowing that the PA & Hamas have NO intention of stopping at that……they will fight on until Israel is eliminated or they are eliminated.
They will be eliminated.
Attempts to reform Islam are doomed to fail…..Muhammad made sure of that by stating that any Muslim who attempts such reform, is an apostate and the death penalty must be applied to them. No reforms will ever be acceptable to devout Muslims. The BDS movement arose amongst these devout Muslims & it has no genuine interest in peace or in a 2-state solution. It is simply another weapon in the grand Islamic imperative of ridding the world of Israel & the Jews.
People have labelled the NAZIS “fascists” since their formation but this is in fact incorrect. The National Socialist Party was in fact, as its name says, adhering to a Socialist ideology (See Economist George Reisman: https://youtu.be/oHpXjm78Pjs), in that although the NAZIS maintained an illusion of private ownership, they secretly acquired all the means of production and overtly favoured the collective against the individual. As Reisman & other members of the Mises Institute have long maintained, Socialism’s taking over the means of production removes supply & demand from the production equation & results in idiosyncratic & skewed overproduction in some areas and shortages in others. To address the shortages, Socialist regimes soon produce thriving Black Markets that threaten the State and must be eliminated. Black Market activity is soon criminalised & detection necessitates the creation of a secret police network, informants & mass surveillance. All the elements of totalitarianism are created & all individual freedoms are lost. The ideological gap between Communism & Nazism was narrow. Totalitarianism was the outcome of both and rabid Anti-Semitism was its predictable progeny. How interesting then that the NAZIS felt great affinity with Islam, Hitler even stating that had Germany been Muslim rather than Christian, the need for him would have been far less acute. Islam was the only religion that Hitler respected. It was not a one sided admiration, with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Huseini fleeing to Berlin in 1941 & befriending Himmler & Eichman, reaching agreement with Hitler that guaranteed extermination of Arabia’s million or more Jews and being made an honorary SS General by Eichman. The Mufti assisted in forming the Muslim Battalions in the Balkans and overseeing their genocide of 500,000 Jews & Serbs. Wanted for trial in Nuremberg, the Grand Mufti escaped to Cairo and facilitated the escape of over 200 Nazi Officers to Cairo, where some were utilised to train Egyptians like Yasser Arafat & Mahmoud Abbas, proteges of the Mufti & neither “Palestinian.” Roseanne, your American Zionist voice is crucial to Israel’s survival, particularly in the wake of an Anti-Zionist & Anti-Semitic President like Obama, who has set-back Israel’s security so shockingly! Hopefully, the Democrats will not win the White House….it would be disastrous for Israel. It is especially important to recall at this time that the Democrats were the party of Slavery, Lynchings, the KKK, Tammany Hall, Political Corruption and partnership with the Mafia. Their pretend “progressiveness” is in reality massively REGRESSIVE and their ultimate aim is to leverage the culture of perpetual grievance, false identification of the oppressed and disruption of society into self-interest based groups aligned against each other, into ever increasing demands for “equality”, collectivism and ultimately, the dreaded Socialist State.
Bravo on your speech!! It is superb!