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If Obama had an Egyptian belly-dancer she’d call him a jerk. In Arabic.

Sama El Masry tells Obama Fuck you

 

Sama El Masry calls Obama a jerk

William A Jacobson at Legal Insurrection blogs about a recent YouTube video featuring Egyptian belly-dancer, Sama Elmasry, singing and dancing in praise of the Egyptian military and mocking Obama’s weakness and disregard of Egyptians.

She tells Obama (through song) to F his US aid money and F himself and that he’s a jerk for siding with Islamo-fascists instead of with secular Egyptians.

Unfortunately, as well as going viral the video goes tribal and throws in a condemnation of “your (Obama’s) Israel”.

Not sure where Sama Elmasry gets the idea that Obama is pro-Israel or that Israel is against the Egyptian people.

Sama El Masry unfortunately condemns Israel

 

Click any of the above pics to watch the video.

 

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Culture of Psychotherapy versus Truth and Rights

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Australian historian, Dr Anna Blainey Warner, sent The PRODOS Blog the following insightful note, which I’d like to share:

(Links, bracketed items and emphasis added by me)

It should be realised that this points to an underlying current in trial commentary that goes beyond Jesse Jackson or the Zimmerman trial.

I’m referring to the widespread assumption that the judicial system should be primarily for the alleged victim’s retribution rather than for the rights of the accused to be presumed innocent till proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

For example, you often hear people ask why the accused has all these rights and why aren’t we concerned with the victim, or why do we interrogate the poor victims after all they’ve been through.

Not only are victims to be presumed totally honest and credible through virtue of their alleged victimhood – the idea is that justice is not first and foremost about testing the truth of allegations, or protecting the accused against unjust accusations while protecting the wider society from criminals proved guilty.

Rather, it is about retribution for the victim on behalf of the individual victim.

This idea is encouraged not only by political advocates like Jackson but also by the culture of psychotherapy which has come to present trials in terms of ‘closure’ for the victim with the victim’s feelings being the first consideration.

A good reading on this topic is ( by writer for (TheAtlantic.com and FIRE, former ACLU board member) Wendy Kaminer’s (1996, 21 page) book entitled (It’s All the Rage).

A recent article at Legal Insurrection also touches on this interpretation, quoting part of Obama’s recent speech:

When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said this could’ve been my son.

Another way of saying that is, a Trayvon Martin could’ve been me 35 years ago.

When you think about why in the African American community at least, there’s a lot of pain around what happened.

I think it’s important to recognize that the African American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.

As Robert Tracinski at RealClearPolitics writes in response to Barrack Obama’s recent speech on the George Zimmerman trial:

But there is a whole load of crushing disappointment carried in this line:

“I think it’s important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.”

Shorter version: this is never going away.

The racial politics laid bare in the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case is never going to be healed. At least, not by him.

Pain and more pain. Therapy and more therapy. As far as the eye can see. For all eternity.

In contrast, here’s how “miracles are made” — A speech by Ronald Reagan — a man who never wallowed or traded in the pain-and-therapy scam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anders Behring Breivik: Not a Christian. Not a free marketer.

It is believed the document titled “2083: A European Declaration of Independence” by Andrew Berwick is the manifesto of Norwegian shooter, Anders Behring Breivik.

Based on this document …

It is claimed by some that Breivik is a “Christian fundamentalist”.

He’s not.

On page 1307 he writes:

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Documentary: CULT OF THE SUICIDE BOMBER (part 1)

For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of

Kevin Toolis, Many Rivers Films

A documentary featuring Robert Baer (pictured below)
(Case officer in the Directorate of Operations for the CIA from 1976 to 1997)

Produced & directed by David Batty and Kevin Toolis

CULT OF THE SUICIDE BOMBER

(part one)

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Documentary on Martin Heidegger & Nazism (part 2 of 2)

Above: Filmmaker Jeffrey van Davis talks with philosophy professor, Stephen Hicks, about the first screening of his Heidegger documentary – first screened at the University of Freiburg in the very auditorium where Martin Heidegger, in 1933, gave his famous “Rector Speech” – 3 weeks before joining the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. i.e. The Nazi Party. The first thing Heidegger did as Rector was to eliminate the University’s democratic structures, including those that had elected him Rector.

For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of

Jeffrey Van Davis

A powerful – often disturbing – documentary, devoid of any sensationalism.
This is a straightforward, methodical, intellectual exposé of the philosopher
some refer to as the Fuhrer’s Fuhrer.

“ONLY A GOD CAN SAVE US”
Understanding Heidegger & Nazism
(part 2 of 2)

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Documentary on Martin Heidegger & Nazism (part 1 of 2)

Filmmaker Jeffrey van Davis:
“What Heidegger did was to overturn the whole history of
philosophical thought that went back 2,500 years to the
Greeks and re-examine the question of being and to challenge
the whole of Western Metaphysics that prevailed up to his time.”

Wikipedia
Martin Heidegger joined the Nazi Party … on May 1, 1933, (Prodos: May Day?)
nearly three weeks after being appointed Rector of the University of Freiburg.
… His first act as Rector was to eliminate all democratic structures,
including those that had elected him Rector.

Heidegger (in a letter to a colleague):
Let not theories and ‘ideas’ be the rules of your being.
The Führer himself and he alone is German reality and its law, today and for the future.

For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of

Jeffrey van Davis

Jeffrey Van Davis

A powerful – often disturbing – documentary, devoid of any sensationalism.
This is a straightforward, methodical, intellectual exposé of the philosopher
some refer to as the Fuhrer’s Fuhrer.

“ONLY A GOD CAN SAVE US”
Understanding Heidegger & Nazism
(part 1 of 2)

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Indoctrinate U: Watch tomorrow’s tyrants trained today

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Presents

With the kind permission of Stuart Browning

The Australian Premiere of

INDOCTRINATE U

“Our Education. Their Politics.”

Pictured below: Outraged University students (tomorrow’s leaders of the free world?) holding extensive protests demanding their University do something about opponents of affirmative action  - who had recently held a bake sale and had the gumption to question -even to disagree with – the prevailing orthodoxy!

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