Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A word of warning that the political action/cultural dance troop Al-Rowwad is on its way back to the New England area. Their schedule is at their web page, here. You might question why I would give them air by linking the schedule, but the fact is you need to be aware that these groups always try to wangle their way in to the local schools and such to deliver their message. Be aware and be warned. I wrote about this group previously here: Beware of Cambridge Peaceniks Bearing Gifts. You can follow links in that post to stories of the trouble they caused on a previous trip through Connecticut. The donor list, until recently on the site, now removed, was basically a laundry list of anti-Zionist Cambridge peaceniks and JVP-types. Many familiar names.

One of the performances this time is being sponsored by the Workmen's Circle, an ostensibly "secular Jewish" organization that is also nominally pro-Israel, but whose President, Michael Felsen, has been one of the biggest supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood's Boston Mosque, appearing at press conferences with the Muslim American Society and basically as a volunteer to give the group "Jewish" cover. Confronted on the day of the Mosque opening, Felson was asked what actual pro-Israel activism his group had done. Fumbling for a response, he finally blubbered something about signing a petition against "the settlements!" Of course. Why this secular group has any more credibility within the organized, mainstream Jewish community than say, Jews for Jesus, is a mystery. Both seek to pull Jews away to the worship of false idols (no offense to my Christian friends, but that ought to be along the lines of the logical Jewish response).

Of course, there is no huge mystery, as a huge number of people who call themselves Jews today are really agnostics (raises hand) or atheists, suspicious (at best) of actual practicing religious people and taking Marx or his derivatives in place of Torah.

I digress. The point is to keep an eye out around you. As long as Al-Rowwad is in town, you should know where your children are.

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The Boston Globe today featured dueling op-eds on the controversial MAS-run Boston Mosque. The first, defending the Mosque and its leadership, is by Workmen's Circle president, Michael Felsen: Trustworthy community. Not surprisingly, I find Felsen's pi... Read More

Yet another reason the leftists at Workmen's Circle don't belong at the mainstream table... According to the Birthright Unplugged web site: ...After the program we support our participants' involvement in human rights based and justice oriented efforts... Read More


"The Al-Rowwad Theater and Cultural Center from Bethlehem,
provides an alternative to the spiraling violence
resulting from the Israeli occupation and creates a safe,
child-centered space, where the children of the camp can "be
children again. [...] Their visit will help to spread the word
about what is going on under the Israeli occupation and
provide a sense of hope for the children's future."
(from their home page

Brainwashing those little minds --

i>safe,child-centered space, where the children of the camp can "be children again.

Now why not provide a video of Palestinian TV and what they are teaching their children?
See Palestinian Media Watch material.

Oh brother.

You know, I am a firm believer in the ability of culture to bring people to together.

Seeing dance and theatre used for propaganda purposes really smarts.

Sorry - I meant "bring people together".

I am so upset I can't type.

Again and again the question: Why is The Workmen's Circle a constituent member of the Combined Jewish Philanthropy?

"Syme: It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. You wouldn't have seen the [Newspeak] Dictionary 10th edition, would you Smith? It's that thick. [illustrates thickness with fingers] The 11th Edition will be that [narrows fingers] thick. Winston Smith: So, The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect? Syme: The secret is to move from translation, to direct thought, to automatic response. No need for self-discipline. Language coming from here [the larynx], not from here [the brain]" -1984 (film)


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