Thursday, May 26, 2005

A Good Reason To Make Aliyah NOW

The following is an excerpt from an article that appeared recently in the Canadian media.

"A business-backed task force issued a 48-page report calling for a single market encompassing Canada, the United States and Mexico with a common security perimeter. Just as it was being released, Conservative MP Belinda Stronach crossed the floor, becoming the newest minister in the Liberal cabinet.

Tom d'Aquino, vice-chair of the task force and president of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, did his best to grab a ray of the spotlight. "The very fact that 26 eminent men and women representing widely different interests and backgrounds have agreed on these recommendations sends a powerful and unmistakable signal to elected representatives in all three countries," he declared.

But the report received almost no news coverage.

It would be tempting to conclude that continental integration has fallen off the political agenda.

But no one who has watched d'Aquino work the corridors of power — or followed the free trade debate for the last 20 years — would make such an assumption.

Nationalist groups aren't letting down their guard. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is hosting a conference in Ottawa tomorrow entitled Living with Uncle: Canada-U.S. Relations in a Time of Empire. Its goal is to mobilize civil society to resist the drive toward continental integration.

But the battle lines are no longer as clear as they once were and the business lobby has found new allies.

Its latest manifesto bears the imprimatur of three prominent public figures: former deputy prime minister John Manley of Canada, former governor William Weld of Massachusetts and former Mexican finance minister Pedro Aspe. Its signatories include diplomats, academics and trade analysts.

It stops short of calling for an institutional framework like the European Union with its own parliament, constitution and currency. But it urges decision-makers in Ottawa, Washington and Mexico City to move quickly to open their borders, co-ordinate their defences, share their resources and create a "seamless" continental market.

Specifically, it proposes:

The establishment of a North American security perimeter by 2010.

The adoption of a common external tariff.

The development of a North American energy strategy.

The harmonization of visa and asylum regulations.

The elimination of restrictions on labour mobility between Canada and the U.S. and later Mexico.

The sharing of intelligence about foreign nationals entering and leaving each country.

The expansion of NORAD (North American Aerospace Defence Command) to include land and naval forces.

A review of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) to see whether sectors that were excluded from the 1994 pact can now be brought in.

At first glance, many of these recommendations seem quite innocuous. Few Canadians would object to visa-free access to the American job market or expedited border-crossing procedures.

But on closer examination, the stakes are higher than they look. Reopening NAFTA, for example, would mean exposing Canadian culture to the full brunt of competition from the American entertainment industry.

Sharing intelligence with U.S. security officials could put more Canadians at risk of an ordeal like the one faced by Maher Arar. Three years ago, the Ottawa computer engineer was pulled off a flight in New York by U.S. authorities and shipped to Syria where he was tortured and held without charge. A public inquiry is still trying to determine what role Canadian police and security agents played in his deportation.

Bringing Canada's refugee rules into conformity with those of the U.S. could leave Ottawa powerless to help people who now qualify for asylum, such as women fleeing abusive relationships."


This does not augur well. There is nothing innocuous about this plan. This is a plan (in addition to the obvious advantages it will give the US, as there is no parity between the US and Canada and certainly not between the US and Mexico) to prevent Americans who wish to escape the present trends in the US by going to Canada from doing so. After 2010 it will avail them nothing to emigrate to or to be domiciled in Canada.

American borders will effectively be all of North America and the US government will control who goes in and who gets out on the entire continent.

The potential threat to Jews is written on the wall.

If the US is eliminating its citizens' ability to opt out of US policy by taking control of Candada, will they continue to allow Jews to emigrate to Israel at will?

This is the time to leave the US. The next five years may be too late.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Which Half Of Me Is The Real Ubermensch?

Within just a few days I was directed by Israeli extremists to the first site shown below and by Irish extremists to the second site shown below.

Note that they posit the identical theory and base it on the very same claims.

The Jewish site claims that the Celts are descendants of one of the 10 lost tribes.

The Irish site claims that the Celts are the aboriginal settlers of not only Europe, but the Americas as well and are the true Aryans (Eireann).

Oh, deary me! I'm really in a quandary now. I don't know which half of me really is the Ubermensch and progenitor of Western Europe and the Americas.

Imagine how I feel being told that on the one hand I hold the right to Western Europe because I am the true Aryan, while on the other I am told that the Celts (Eireann) are descendants of the Semitic Jews.

Anyone else see the irony in this?

To someone who is Jewish the claims on the first site will seem perfectly reasonable and natural.

To someone who is Irish the claims on the second post will seem perfectly reasonable and natural.

To me, being both, I see that the claim asserted by both is beyond ethnocentric and foolish. It is insane.


Decide which is funnier: a response that I got to this post from a Jewish Israeli nationalist fanatic:

"Unless Doreen believes in the kabbalistic concept that she is a reincarnated male soul in a female body, she should really consider herself an "uberfrau" rather than an "ubermensch"! An examination of Yair Davidy's site (he himself is an Australian convert to Orthodox Judaism) shows that it's important to know if Doreen goy father was an Eire Catholic or an Ulster Protestant, as the two come from different lineages (the symbol of the latter is a red Star of David!). Davidy makes some daring claims, but he does seem to have some controversial historical evidence. Needless to say, contemporary sallow-skinned religious Semite Jews of today are none too plussed at the idea that your average uncircumcised, uncouth, none-too bright "Bog Irishman" red-nosed Guinness-downing Murphy is not a white Japhetite, but is from the Lost Tribes of Israel!"


A response that I got from an Irish nationalistic fanatic in response to my question as to whether or not I would be a welcome repatriate if he had his druthers in Ireland:

"Now it is well recorded that the Eire ruled over its subject people all across the world, what is not greatly publicised is that nearly every ancient text that refers to our race records the origin legends of the Sacred Isle (Eire). It was the belief of our people that only those who were of the Noble and pure Celtic stock should ever reside in the motherland of the master race, and as Genetics has proven this was the case up untill the Norman invasions of our country. I would ask you, do you believe that you if you are only 50% or 75% of Celtic stock should you get preference to reside here over the people who are 100% Celtic stock. Would you accept that like the thorough breeding of animals you should set to breed out the bad blood from your genes and restore the virtue of your ancient origin. Would you accept that in a class system, you are below those of absolute purity, and that those above you should be cherished for being the centre of gravity for your nations. Also would you consider that as a Celt who has being tainted genetically (even if only very poorly maybe even 1% or less), that you should be to the forefront of building new Celtic colonies across the world and urging that your motherland be kept free and sacred from foreign migrants. Finally since our country is sadly run by the politics of democracy who would have veto over the supreme ruling and sovereignty of our country. The race mixers or the pure nobles of absolute Celtic stock."