Fiasco In Islington: Gilad’s “blockhead ban” and other Zionist outrages

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    In today’s False Flag Weekly News (watch it above, click HERE for links) Jeremy and I covered the latest series of Zionist outrages against free speech and free thought, including:

    *The lynching of Alice Walker for the “crime” of liking David Icke.

    *The firing of a Texas speech pathologist for refusing to sign a loyalty oath to Israel.

    *The deplatforming of alternative media voices.

    *And last but not least, the Islington government ban preventing saxophonist-philosopher Gilad Atzmon from playing a gig with The Blockheads .

    Speaking of which, here is the latest from occasional radio guest Richard Hugus.

    Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor

    Fiasco In Islington

    by Richard Hugus

    December 21, 2018

    Jazz saxophonist and writer Gilad Atzmon was recently banned from playing at an assembly hall in Islington, a borough of London, by order of the Islington Town Council. This came about as a result of an e-mail from one person—Martin Rankoff saying nothing more than that if Atzmon was going to be at the venue on December 21 he would give a ticket that was given to him to someone else. Rankoff wrote, “Mr Atzmon’s news and beliefs I personally find repulsive and do not wish to be in the same place as him, let alone listen to his music.” Rankoff included links to ADL and Israeli news outlets accusing Atzmon of antisemitism. Incredibly, on the basis of this letter alone, the Islington Council went way out of its way and contacted the show’s promoter to get Atzmon banned—something Rankoff didn’t even ask for.


    Imagine the situation in reverse: Gilad Atzmon writes a letter to the Council saying he is uncomfortable with Martin Rankoff appearing in the audience at Islington assembly hall. He refers to Mr. Rankoff’s pro-Israel Twitter page where Rankoff calls Jeremy Corbyn “A F***ing Antisemite and Racist” and where Corbyn is pictured on a bike with a comment suggesting Corbyn should be rammed by a car. Atzmon says that he doesn’t feel safe with Rankoff in the audience. He finds Mr. Rankoff’s support for Israel repulsive because Israel was founded on genocide against the people of Palestine. As proof he provides links to news reports on the slaughter of unarmed protestors in Gaza since  March 30, 2018, and a story on the Deir Yassin massacre of 1948.

    This imaginary second complaint would have been scorned as an abridgement of Rankoff’s rights. Indeed, since the Islington Council has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism, in which criticism of Israel is deemed antisemitic, the Council would probably feel obliged to forward the letter to the authorities as evidence of hate speech.

    The Council provided a statement on the banning in which it says: “under the Equality Act 2010, the Council must, in the exercise of its functions, have due regard to the need to foster good relations between different races and religions within the borough. The Council took account of the fact that Mr Atzmon’s presence at the Hall, and knowledge of his presence among residents of the borough, might harm such relationships, as well as the Council’s duty to tackle prejudice and promote understanding within the borough.”

    This begs the question—in what way would either the “presence” of Gilad Atzmon or “knowledge of his presence among residents” harm the relationship between different races and religions in the borough? Atzmon was to appear at the venue as a saxophone player in a rock group. It’s hard to imagine a more severe inversion of the concept of discrimination. On the basis of the feelings of one complainant, the right of a musician to work or even be present in Islington is taken away.

    What lies behind this is a familiar tactic. Zionists have no argument to counter critics of Israel, so they try to shut them up by attacking their character and robbing them of their livelihood. Now AIPAC and other lobbies are working to make it illegal to criticize Israel, as we see in the recent case of a Texas speech therapist whose yearly contract was denied because she refused to sign a pledge not to support a boycott of Israel. One might ask, what does a teaching position in Pflugerville, Texas have to do with one’s opinions about a country seven thousand miles away? And why does that country have the right to compel anyone in the US to sign a loyalty oath?

    If the BDS movement doesn’t do it, zealotry and fanatacism will be the undoing of the Zionist project. People don’t like being told what they are allowed to think and say. When our words and thoughts are policed, it makes us question all the more. What were once decent leftist positions against racism and discrimination have been twisted into a new kind of totalitarianism, one in which it is racist to question the racist, and discriminatory to question discrimination; one in which we are told to think something doesn’t exist when we can see with our own eyes that it does. The self-righteous members of the Islington Town Council have set a very dangerous precedent, and have been used as fools on top of it.

    Source: https://richardhugus.wordpress.com/2018/12/21/fiasco-in-islington/


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    9 COMMENTS

    1. Was taken by the word Blockhead in the headline and the irony of the lead singer for the Blockheads, the late Ian Dury was actually Jewish. I’m sure Gilad sees the irony. Irony too in the song – banned by the BBC, “Spasticus Autisticus”, was like a Goy protest of the hobbled dispossessed aimed at our overlords fond of beating us with their rhythm sticks. But time for humor it bein’ Christmas and Hanukkah and all tha’.

      From Ian Dury and the Blockheads: “There ain’t half been some clever bastards”.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPvRsLWlDXw

      Van Gogh did some eyeball pleasers.
      He must have been a pencil squeezer.
      He didn’t do the Mona Lisa,
      That was an Italian geezer.
      There ain’t half been some clever bastards
      (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)
      There ain’t half been some clever bas-tards.
      Einstein can’t be classed as witless.
      He claimed atoms were the littlest.
      When you did a bit of splitting-em-ness
      Frighten everybody shitless

    2. If Trump just gave us the TRUTH of 911, we’d solve LOTS of problems with Zionists, the FED, the CIA, the Deep State and the Military Industrial Complex. We need to have an economy based on LIVING things and getting OFF-PLANET ASAP than making weapons to NUKE this planet to death.

    3. Surely it is high time to do away with this “Jew Taboo” & have open discussion & free speech.

      The word “holocaust” only came into popular use in the 1970’s & nowadays anti-Semitism is defined as “anything any Jew may not like”…….
      https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20140220-senior-israeli-archaeologist-casts-doubt-on-jewish-heritage-of-jerusalem/
      For how much longer will the huge load of solid historical facts be suppressed by the mainstream media, which tellingly acts exactly like a monopoly owned by Israel, or by Israel’s owners.

    4. Can he hold a private concert . . . and NOT INVITE that jackwad old Scrooge Rankoff.

      You know I can understand if people don’t attend because they just don’t like Jazz. But, to make MUSIC a political issue now . . . they have nothing better??

      Troubadours for all.

    5. What’s obscene about the state legislators, who vote for these laws which cost the woman in Texas her job, is the only reason they vote yes is because they’re afraid of losing their job when the Jewish lobbies defund their re-election campaign. Sad, it’s very sad.

    6. What will it take to end the constant assault on our 1st ammendment by the zionists? Do the American people even understand what is at stake? If the Jewish backers of these hate speech laws have their way ever person who comments here at VT will be subject to arrest.

      • Which is one of the reasons I comment. They are trying to silence websites. And sometimes, I hope they do arrest me . . . I might be able to get better freaking healthcare in jail!

    7. The Legislature of Texas, likely comprised of lawyers, evidently don’t like the U.S. Constitution. There are legal ways to change it if you don’t like it. People have changed it legally in the past with issues dealing with alcohol and others. But it is very difficult to change. So the gangster lawyers in Texas instead gang up on our Constitution and knowingly and willfully pass illegal laws violating our most cherished laws regarding freedom of speech and thought. They then use illegal duress, or illegal force, to seek to elicit a signature on a piece of paper by an innocent victim teacher in a public school district. Why not just put a gun to her head? What is the difference? At least there are two lawyers in Texas willing to stand up for our Constitution in the face of blatant obstruction to it by ignoramuses in its so called law making body who refuse to follow the rules to change the law if they don’t like it. Is this Chutzpah or what obscenity by the gangster thugs in Texas called lawmakers? What a reprehensible disgrace to themselves and Texas and humanity and every U.S. soldier who put his life on the line for our Constitution which they collectively gang raped. This kind of unconscionable and ignorant behavior, collectively by a bunch of crooks called legislators, is what gives Texas and the other Southern States who have passed such illegal laws, a bad name. Unfortunately a number of Northern gangster states today have also passed such illegal laws…

      • ..illegal laws like the thugs in New York or even Minnesota in the North. And all because Israel has so much money they can bribe or buy their way out of criticism for their daily crimes against Palestinians and others over there. All these lying lawyers in these disgusting red states care about is a five letter obscene word MONEY or DINERO in Spanish. What a dismal disgrace this country has become. Where are the 1.3 million lawyers in this country speaking loudly and clearly against this obscenity in Texas and many other states too? How much money did the so called lawmakers of Texas get bribed by Israel to do their bidding? This is a modern day obscenity in America. What happened to the separation of Church and State? Israel is a country based on one religion. Why is Texas passing illegal laws supporting a foreign country based on religion? Are the lawmakers in Texas insane? Have they been bumping their heads too much on all these newfangled small cars getting into them or out of them thereby impairing their brain function? The federal judge should award the plaintiff billions of dollars paid personally by these gangsters in Texas for knowingly passing illegal laws under the dark color of law.
        It looks like ignorant Texas and many other states seek a return to the dark ages of history. Shame on them.

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