Le site Bellaciao: coloré, multiple, ou le meilleur cotoie fort heureusement le pire, mélangé, bizarre, picabien et dadaîste, explorant toutes sortes de registres et de régimes rhétoriques, drole et polémiqueur, surréaliste: rencontre d'un parapluie et d'une machine à coudre sur une table de dissection, têtes de Lénine sur le clavier d'un piano Steinway ou Bosendorfer...
Senal en Vivo
with Bellaciao
Bellaciao hosted by
To rebel is right, to disobey is a duty, to act is necessary !
Bellaciao  mobile version   |   Home  |   About us   |   Donation  |   Links  |   Contact  |   Search
Pro-war, pro-Zionist, racist countries boycott UN Racism Conference; Ahmadinejad’s comments CORRECT

by : Dr Gideon Polya
Tuesday April 21, 2009 - 04:24
1 comment

Leading racist and genocidal countries in the world have boycotted the UN Racism Conference in Geneva, Switzerland (see “Pro-war, pro-racism racist countries backing Zionist racism boycott UN racism conference” “: http://gpolya.newsvine.com/_news/20... and “[pro-war, pro-Zionism, pro-racism, pro-genocide] Western boycott threatens UN racism conference” : http://www.theglobeandmail.com/serv... ).

All of the racist boycotting countries - the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Holland, Apartheid Israel, Italy and Germany - have been variously involved in the ultimate in racism, namely Genocide, in the Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide and/or the Afghan Genocide (post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths 0.3 million, 2.3 million and 3-7 million, respectively) .

The BBC has broadcast details of the walkout from the UN Racism Conference by racist Western diplomats (see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8... ) and world reactions to the speech (see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8... ) .

However the BBC has also reported key statements from Iran President Ahmadinejad’s speech, prefaced by the comment “ “Diplomats have walked out of a UN conference on racism during a speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad” (“In quotes: Ahmadinejad’s speech”, BBC News, 20 April 2009 : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8... ). I have numbered them 1-7 for your convenience; a further President Ahmadinjad quote (#8) is from the BBC report on the walkout. I have made some documented comments in square brackets after each quote.

In short, as an anti-racist, humanitarian, agnostic scientist I must state that Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s comments were correct and unexceptional.

1. “The victorious powers [of the world wars] call themselves the conquerors of the world, while ignoring or down-treading the rights of other nations by the imposition of oppressive laws and international arrangements.“

[ Comment. Avoidable mortality (avoidable deaths, excess deaths, deaths that should not have happened) in the period 1950-2005 and with the First World in charge of the World totals 1.3 billion (the World), 1.2 billion (the non-European World), and 0.6 billion (the Muslim World) – a Muslim Holocaust 100 times greater than the World War 2 (WW2) Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) that was PART of the (pro-Zionist Mainstream-ignored) WW2 Western Theatre holocaust as a whole (30 million Slav, Jewish and Roma killed) and the (pro-Zionist Mainstream-ignored) Eastern Theatre WW2 holocaust involving 35 million Chinese dead and wounded casualties under Japanese–imposed war 1937-1945 i.e. realistically about 35 million excess deaths from killing and deprivation (see Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Xinhua News Agency December 13, 2005: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/englis... ) and the deliberate starving to death of 6-7 million Indians in the man-made, British-imposed Bengal Famine (see Bengal Famine”, BBC Radio 4, January 2008: http://www.open2.net/thingsweforgot... ). For detailed tabulation and documentation see my book ““Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007 (see: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ and http://mwcnews.net/Gideon-Polya )

2. “Following World War Two, they resorted to making an entire nation homeless on the pretext of Jewish suffering. They sent migrants from Europe, the United States and other parts of the world in order to establish a totally racist government in the occupied Palestine. In compensation for the dire consequences of racism in Europe, they helped bring to power the most cruel and repressive, racist regime in Palestine.”

[Comment. In about 1880, when the racist colonial enterprise racist Zionism was getting underway, the population of Ottoman Empire-ruled Palestine was about 0.5 million Indigenous Arab Palestinians with about 25,000 Jews (half of them immigrants); by 1922 , 5 years after the British Balfour Declaration was issued in an attempt to get Zionist support for continued Russian involvement in WW1 (see Sir Martin Gilbert, “First World War 1”, p373) there were 752,000 people in the Palestine Mandate of whom 84,000 (11%) were Jews; by 1945, 1 year after pro-Zionist and racist mass murderer Churchill got the UK War Cabinet to Partition Palestine (see “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History”, G.M. Polya, 2007: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ), there were 1.8 million people in Palestine, of whom 0.6 million (33%) were Jews; by 1947 there was a population of 1.5 million of whom 0.65 million were Jews (see “Population of Palestine prior to 1948”: http://www.mideastweb.org/palpop.htm ). Currently there are over 7 million Palestinian refugees, 5 million living in refugee camps. There are 5.5 million Jewish Israelis (with full rights and ruling all of the Holy Land plus stolen adjoining territories), 1.5 million Arab Israelis (second class citizens living under Apartheid-style laws in a race-based colonizer state; and 4 million Occupied Palestinians (50% children and 75% women and children) without any human rights – even the right to life - and abusively imprisoned in the Gaza Concentration camp (1.5 million) of the tiny, residual West Bank Bantustans. For a Map and a description by outstanding Jewish American writer Stephen Lendman see: “Israel’s slow-motion genocide in Occupied Palestine”: http://www.baltimorechronicle.com/2... ]

3. “It is all the more regrettable that a number of Western governments and the United States have committed themselves to defending those racist perpetrators of genocide, whilst the awakened consciences and free-minded people of the world condemn aggression, brutality and the bombardment of civilians of Gaza.”

[Comment. In the Occupied Palestinian Territory post-invasion non-violent deaths total 0.3 million; [post-invasion Occupied Palestinian violent deaths total about 10,000; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths total 0.2 million; 5 million refugees in refugee camps; over 7 million refugees; 4 million Occupied Palestinians (50% children 75% woman and children) abusively imprisoned without charge of trial in the Gaza Concentration Camp (1.5 million) and the West Bank Bantustans (2.5 million), 85% of Christian Palestinians have fled the Occupied Palestinian Territory (see “Apartheid Israel’s 60 years of war, theft and Palestinian genocide“: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/223... ).

What has happened in Palestine has been a Palestinian Holocaust and a Palestinian Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention (see: http://www.edwebproject.org/sidesho... ): “In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: a) Killing members of the group; b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”

As for the latest Apartheid Israeli Gaza Massacre, the statistics say it all: about 1,350 Palestinians killed (60% children) and 5,450 Palestinians severely wounded (40% children) in reprisals for zero (0) Israeli deaths from Gaza rockets in the preceding year (see “Apartheid Israel Gaza Massacre. “The Lancet” reveals horrendous Israeli war crimes” : http://mwcnews.net/content/view/285... ).

Another way of looking at the racist Israeli carnage in what the Catholic Church has described as the Gaza Concentration Camp (see: http://www.catholicnews.com/data/st... ) is through the objective parameter of “annual homicide rate”. The ostensible excuse for Apartheid Israel’s current Gaza Massacre is “Gaza rocket terror”. However “terror” is directly proportional to “proportion of people killed” and the ACTUAL number of Israelis killed by Gaza rockets and mortars since the start of the Second Intifada 8.25 years ago is twenty eight (28), this corresponding to a 21st century “annual homicide rate” in units of persons killed per million per year of 0.5 (Israelis killed by Gaza missiles) – as compared to 0.5 (Western rapist husbands killed by raped wives), 1.0 (Western violent husbands killed by battered wives), 15 (Israelis by Israelis), 56 (Americans), 100 (Americans by guns), 164 (Palestinians killed violently by Israelis), 200 (African-Americans), 473 (citizens of Detroit, Michigan, USA) and 902 per million per year (annual Palestinian non-violent deaths through war criminal, Geneva Convention-violating Israeli-imposed deprivation) (see “Palestinian-Israel death ratios. Nazi-style Israeli Gaza war crimes”: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/277... ) ].

4. “[Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan were] a clear example of egocentrism, racism, discrimination or infringement upon the dignity and independence of nations.‘’

[Comment. While no Iraqis or Afghan were involved in the 9-11 atrocity (according to the lying Bush “official version” of 9-11 (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organi... ) - and indeed top scientific evidence for unignited nano-thermite high explosive in the World Trade Center dust now points clearly to US (and very likely US surrogate i.e. Israeli) involvement in the 9-11 atrocity (see “Is US responsible for 9-11 atrocity? Scientists find nano-thermite in WTC dust” “: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/299... ) – the US and its allies invaded, devastated and continue to occupy Iraq and Afghanistan.

In the Occupied Iraq and Occupied Afghanistan post-invasion non-violent excess deaths now total 1.0 million and 3.2 million, respectively; post-invasion violent deaths total 1.3 million and 2-4 million, respectively; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths total 0.6 million and 2.3 million, respectively; and refugees total 5-6 million and 3-4 million, respectively – an Iraqi Holocaust and an Afghan Holocaust and an Iraqi Genocide and an Afghan Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention: http://www.edwebproject.org/sidesho... ) ].

5. “Today, the human community is facing a kind of racism which has tarnished the image of humanity. In the beginning of the third millennium, the word Zionism personifies racism, that falsely resorts to religion and abuses religious sentiments to hide hatred.”

[Comment. Racist Zionism grew out of racist European colonialism at its genocidal peak in the 19th century (see Sven Lindqvist’s exposure of colonial racism: “Exterminate All the Brutes”). Zionism was and is explicitly racist, involving (in theory and horrendous practice) the race-based invasion, occupation, disempowering, dispossession and genocide of the Indigenous people of Palestine – even the very name “Palestine” that, with variants, dates back over 2,500 years has been erased.

To get an unbiased view of the pure evil of US-, UK-, EU and Australia-backed racist Zionism it is safest to turn to anti-racist, humanitarian Jews whose views are exampled below.

Professor Jared Diamond (perhaps the most widely read Jewish American scholar today) in his best-selling book “Collapse” (Prologue, p10, Penguin edition, 2005) in which he enunciates the "moral principle, namely that it is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate, or exterminate another people" – an injunction grossly violated by racist Zionist (RZ)-run Apartheid Israel and its racist US, UK, Australian,New Zealand, Italy, Holland, Germany backers.

Professor Bertell Ollman (New York University: http://www.nyu.edu/projects/ollman/... ): “Furthermore, if Zionism is indeed a particularly virulent form of nationalism and, increasingly, of racism and if Israel is acting toward its captive minority in ways that resemble more and more how the Nazis treated their Jews, then we must also say so. For obvious reasons, the Zionists are very sensitive about being compared to the Nazis (not so sensitive that it has restrained them in their actions but enough to bellow "unfair" and to charge "anti-Semitism" when it happens). Yet, the facts on the ground, when not obscured by one or another Zionist rationalization, show that the Zionists are the worst anti-Semites in the world today, oppressing a Semitic people as no nation has done since the Nazis. No, the Zionists are not yet quite as bad as the Nazis, not yet, but isn’t the world witnessing a creeping ethnic cleansing against the Palestinians at this very moment?“

Important Orthodox Jewish organization Neturei Karta (Jews united against Zionism); see: http://www.nkusa.org/activities/Sta... ): “The crux of the matter is that beyond the immorality of the Zionist treatment of the Palestinians is the ultimate fact — the ideology of Zionism and ensuing establishment of the Zionist state conflicts with the basic teachings of Judaism. Zionism is the transformation from Judaism, a G-dliness and spirituality, into a G-dlessness, materialism with nationalistic aspirations. Theodor Herzl and his cohorts, the fathers of this relatively new ideology of Zionism (approximately 100 years), have taken the Almighty out of the equation. The ultimate establishment of the Zionist State, the fulfilment of the Zionist ideology, takes this blasphemy a step further. The Jewish people were sent into exile by Divine decree. They where then expressly commanded by the Almighty, not to attempt to leave their exilic existence through any human intervention. They were expressly forbidden to create their own state, such as the Zionist state of "Israel". (Talmud, Tractate Kesuboth, p.111). The Jewish people are forbidden to oppress another people. The creation of the State of "Israel" came about through, the theft from, subjugation and oppression of, the Palestinian people. Torah Jewry, therefore, condemns the horrifying suffering inflicted upon both the Palestinian and Lebanese people. Because of all of the above, all attempts to achieve peace and stability for "Israel" are destined to fail. The Creator cannot be defied with impunity. The Rabbis stated, that the State of "Israel" will result in unending pain, suffering and bloodshed. May the Almighty protect His creations. The State of "Israel" does not speak in the name of Jews, they have stolen the name "Israel" from the Jewish people. Jews are commanded to be loyal citizens in every country in which they reside. Zionism and the State of "Israel", is the main cause of the exacerbation of anti Semitism universally. The government of the illegitimate State of "Israel", continually attempts to uproot the Torah and its statutes. They persistently oppress the Torah true Jews who reside in its borders”.

Ronnie Kasrils (Jewish hero in the fight against Apartheid and Government Minister for Intelligence, South Africa) (see: http://www.mg.co.za/article/2007-05... ) stated : “Israel 2007: worse than apartheid”and recently quoted Dutch neo-Nazi father of Apartheid Dr Verwoerd as saying "Israel is an Apartheid state" (see “Who Said Nearly 50 Years Ago that Israel was an Apartheid State? [answer: Dutch neo-Nazi Apartheid founder Dr Verwoerd]: http://www.mathaba.net/0_index.shtm... ).

6. “Efforts must be made to put an end to the abuse by Zionists and their supporters of political and international means... Governments must be encouraged and supported in the fight aimed at eradicating this barbaric racism and moving towards reforming the current international mechanisms.”

[Comment. Race-based Apartheid Israel is in gross violation of the UN Charter, the Rights of the Child Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and numerous UN Resolutions, notably UN Security Council resolution 252 (1968) that states that the State of Israel cannot seize land and property thorough conquest and deplored the failure of Israel to comply with the General Assembly resolutions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United... .]

7. “You are all aware of the conspiracy of some powers and Zionist circles against the goals and objectives of this conference... It should be recognised that boycotting such a session is a true indication of supporting the blatant example of racism.

[Comment. Apartheid Israel is the only race-based Apartheid State in the world today with Nazi-style , race-based Apartheid laws (e.g. laws preventing Israelis married to Occupied Palestinians cohabiting in the State of Israel; some major Arab Israelis political parties banned; Arab Israelis excluded from particular areas of employment; Arab Israelis required to carry Nazi-style race ID cards at all times etc).

It is notable that the boycotting countries have appalling records of involvement in wars, invasion, occupations and genocide in the post-war era, Thus “1950-2005 avoidable deaths” in countries for which these countries have been major occupiers in the post-war era are as follows (for details see my book “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”: http://mwcnews.net/Gideon-Polya and http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/; see also ”Global avoidable mortality”: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/): Australia (2.1 million), Israel (23.9 million). Netherlands (71.6 million), New Zealand (0.2 million), the United States (82.2 million); the other boycotting countries Canada, Italy and Germany have supplied troops for the Afghan Genocide, the Iraqi Genocide and the Afghan Genocide, respectively.

8. [US-UK post-war Jewish colonization] "in order to establish a racist government in the occupied Palestine…And in fact, in compensation for the dire consequences of racism in Europe, they helped bring to power the most cruel and repressive racist regime in Palestine"

[Comment. Racist Zionist and Western media and politicians falsely defame President Ahmadinejad as wanting to destroy Israel (he merely wants what all decent , anti-racist humanitarians want around the world : an end to Apartheid Israel rule over the Holy Land just as they wanted an end to neo-Nazi rule over Apartheid South Africa ) and as a “holocaust denier”

Final comments.

One must fully agree with President Ahmadinejad’s temperate and responsible comments listed above.

It is a great shame and disgrace that the very first African-American President of the United States - whose own father was active in the fight against racist British imperialism, colonialism and the mass murder of the British-imposed Kenyan Holocaust (1.1 million excess deaths; see: “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”: http://mwcnews.net/Gideon-Polya and http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/) - should boycott the UN Racism Conference out of support for racist Zionist (RZ)-run Apartheid Israel.

The obscene anti-African, anti-Asian, anti-Chinese, anti-Indian, racist Apartheid regime in South Africa commenced in real earnest 1948, at the same time as the founding of racist Apartheid Israel by the UK and US. Apartheid South Africa was subsequently backed by the US, UK, racist White Australia and Apartheid Israel (the latter to the extent of helping Apartheid South Africa to get "white" nuclear bombs that were relinquished in 1993).

Just as Sanctions and Boycotts eventually got rid of the Apartheid regime in South Africa (no, not got rid of South Africa but got rid of the racist Apartheid regime of South Africa - just as President Ahmadinejad wants removal of the racist Apartheid regime of Apartheid Israel, not the Israeli people) so Sanctions and Boycotts against Apartheid Israel and its racist backers are urgently needed to remove the racist obscenity of racist Apartheid from the Holy Land.

Leave a comment
Print this article

Commentaires de l'article

Pro-war, pro-Zionist, racist countries boycott UN Racism Conference; Ahmadinejad’s comments CORRECT
Tuesday April 21 - 07:45 - Posted by Amerikagulag - a020eafec78e6157...

Indeed Dr. I saw this story today and thought the pro-zionist movement is trying once again to marginalize Iran and it’s President.

You might like this article:


Global banks blacklist disgraced real estate developer Eric Arnoux
Tuesday 10 - 16:58
by Francis Kendrick
The words I will never hear
Monday 2 - 13:34
by Surprised
Eric Arnoux, the dark horse of property development
Tuesday 6 - 16:48
by Roger Moses
New Italian left-wing initiative launched: Potere al Popolo/Power to the People
Wednesday 28 - 10:25
by Roberto Ferrario
Saturday 10 - 05:44
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
Weinstein affair: Celebrity lawyer JEFF HERMAN also accused of rape
Wednesday 7 - 17:50
Russia caught "Red Handed"
Friday 26 - 20:45
by BenAMarine
Jeff Herman’s demise: When money and fame take over
Thursday 25 - 16:32
Saturday 20 - 00:36
by David R. Hoffman
Thursday 18 - 01:55
Sunday 14 - 20:08
The Bill of Whites
Friday 12 - 14:56
by Arty Kraft
Visa brings war on poor people to eateries doorsteps
Wednesday 10 - 11:10
by Anthon Lewis
Celebrity attorney Jeff Herman accused of rape by a former employee
Friday 29 - 17:44
by VincentT
Friday 22 - 00:06
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
Out of jail Eric Arnoux lands in Dubai
Friday 15 - 12:03
by Kerim
Trump uses Jews to get pedophile elected
Sunday 10 - 12:45
by Eaton
Wednesday 6 - 18:40
Saturday 18 - 01:38
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
Friday 10 - 15:13
Sorry, Ain’t got cash. God bless you, too.
Wednesday 8 - 09:22
by Bailey Anderson
Monday 30 - 19:43
Tuesday 17 - 23:07
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Report
Tuesday 10 - 23:14
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Report
Catalonia referendum: 90% voted for independence, say officials (video)
Monday 2 - 09:55
Catalonia referendum: ’Spanish authorities are the criminals’ (video)
Monday 2 - 09:47
If I was truly evil
Tuesday 12 - 14:22
Yves Bouvier Faces Swiss Tax Investigation
Saturday 9 - 03:27
by lishk
The Polisario front suspected of double-play around humanitarian aid hijacking
Friday 8 - 21:44
by NathanT
The Polisario front suspected of double-play around humanitarian aid hijacking
Friday 8 - 21:37
by Nathan Taylor
Sunday 27 - 20:02
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Report
What happend to Soraya and Hussein Khashoggi?
Friday 25 - 20:38
by Perseus
The falling Max Ehrich
Thursday 17 - 19:40
by celbbetty
Wednesday 16 - 01:44
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Report
Overplaying your hand
Thursday 10 - 12:36
Gujarat Flood 2017 Devastation- Inevitable or Orchestrated in Dhanera ?
Thursday 3 - 06:19
by Dwarika Nath Rath
Multiple citizenship & Zionist subversion of America, Australia, India, Humanity
Wednesday 2 - 03:10
by Dr Gideon Polya
Thursday 27 - 23:23
by David R. Hoffman
The Top Ten Art Scandals That Have Rocked the World
Tuesday 18 - 15:48
by Curtis Judge
John Pilger slams Mainstream silence re Apartheid Israel crimes: Free Palestine
Thursday 13 - 02:43
by Dr Gideon Polya

home | webmaster

Follow-up of the site's activity
RSS Bellaciao En

rss FR / rss IT / rss ES

Bellaciao hosted by DRI

Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry. Susan B. Anthony
Facebook Twitter Google+
I, European citizen, won’t let refugees be rejected in my name
Thursday 10 March
©Olivier Jobard/Myop I, European citizen, won’t let refugees be rejected in my name THE RIGHT TO ASYLUM IS A RIGHT In the phrase « right to asylum », every word matters. Under the law, every person who is persecuted because of his or her political opinions or because of his or her identity, every person that is endangered by violence, war or misery has a RIGHT to seek asylum in another country The aim of this petition is to collect (...)
Neo-Nazis and far-right protesters in Ukraine 3 live-stream
Friday 24 January
The far-right in Ukraine are acting as the vanguard of a protest movement that is being reported as pro-democracy. The situation on the ground is not as simple as pro-EU and trade versus pro-Putin and Russian hegemony in the region. When US Senator John McCain dined with Ukraine’s opposition leaders in December, he shared a table and later a stage with the leader of the extreme far-right Svoboda party Oleh Tyahnybok. This is Oleh Tyahnybok, he has claimed a "Moscow-Jewish mafia" (...)
Hugo Chavez is dead (video live)
Wednesday 6 March
by : Collective BELLACIAO
1 comment
President Hugo Chavez companeros venezueliano died after a long battle with cancer.
International initiative to stop the war in Syria Yes to democracy, no to foreign intervention!
Thursday 13 December
Your support here: http://www.peaceinsyria.org/support.php We, the undersigned, who are part of an international civil society increasingly worried about the awful bloodshed of the Syrian people, are supporting a political initiative based on the results of a fact-finding mission which some of our colleagues undertook to Beirut and Damascus in September 2012. This initiative consists in calling for a delegation of highranking personalities and public figures to go to Syria in order to (...)
Monday 12 November
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
At first glance, the results of America’s 2012 election appear to be a triumph for social, racial, and economic justice and progress in the United States: California voters passed a proposition requiring the rich to shoulder their fair share of the tax burden; Two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the recreational use of marijuana, while Massachusetts approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes; Washington and two other states, Maine and Maryland, legalized same-sex (...)
Sunday 28 October
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
In a 2004 episode of Comedy Central’s animated series South Park, an election was held to determine whether the new mascot for the town’s elementary school would be a “giant douche” or a “turd sandwich.” Confronted with these two equally unpalatable choices, one child, Stan Marsh, refused to vote at all, which resulted in his ostracization and subsequent banishment from the town. Although this satirical vulgarity was intended as a commentary on the two (...)
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART II PART III If there is one major inconsistency in life, it is that young people who know little more than family, friends and school are suddenly, at the age of eighteen, supposed to decide what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, because of their limited life experiences, the illusions they have about certain occupations do not always comport to the realities. I discovered this the first time I went to college. About a year into my studies, I (...)
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART II PART IV Disillusioned with the machinations of so-called “traditional” colleges, I became an adjunct instructor at several “for-profit” colleges. Thanks largely to the power and pervasiveness of the Internet, “for-profit” colleges (hereinafter for-profits) have become a growing phenomenon in America. They have also been the subject of much political debate and the focus of a Frontline special entitled College Inc. Unlike traditional (...)
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART III PART IV Several years ago, a young lady came into the college where I was teaching to inquire about a full-time instructor’s position in the sociology department. She was advised that only adjunct positions were available. Her response was, “No thanks. Once an adjunct, always an adjunct.” Her words still echo in my mind. Even as colleges and universities raise their tuition costs, they are relying more and more on adjunct instructors. Adjuncts are (...)
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART II PART III PART IV When The Bill of Rights was added to the United States Constitution over two hundred years ago, Americans were blessed with many rights considered to be “fundamental.” One conspicuously missing, however, was the right to an education. This was not surprising given the tenor of the times. America was primarily an agrarian culture, and education, especially higher education, was viewed as a privilege reserved for the children of the rich and (...)
Monday 30 July
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
If there is one universal question that haunts all human beings at some point in their lives, it is, “Why do we die?” Death, after all, is the great illogic. It ultimately claims all, the rich and the poor, the mighty and the small, the good and the evil. Death also has the capability to make most human pursuits—such as the quest for wealth, fame and power—vacuous and fleeting. Given this reality, I have often wondered why so many people are still willing to (...)
Thursday 28 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
How much corruption can a “democracy” endure before it ceases to be a democracy? If five venal, mendacious, duplicitous, amoral, biased and (dare I say it) satanic Supreme Court “justices”—John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy—have their way, America will soon find out. In several previous articles for Pravda.Ru, I have consistently warned how the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision is one of the (...)
Tuesday 12 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
1 comment
Imagine, if you will, that the United States government passes a law banning advertisers from sponsoring commercials on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show or Rupert Murdoch’s Fox (Faux) “News” Network. On one hand, there would be two decided advantages to this ban: The National IQ would undoubtedly increase several percentage points, and manipulative pseudo-journalists would no longer be able to appeal to the basest instincts in human nature for ratings and profit while (...)
Thursday 7 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Pravda.Ru Legal Editor
LIVE, from the State that brought you Senator Joseph McCarthy, Wisconsin voters now proudly present, fresh from his recall election victory, Governor Scott Walker! At first glance, it is almost unfathomable that anyone with a modicum of intelligence would have voted to retain Scott Walker as Wisconsin’s governor. This, after all, is a man who openly declared he is trying to destroy the rights of workers through a “divide and conquer” strategy; who received 61% of the (...)
Tuesday 13 March
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
A question I’ve frequently been asked since I began writing for Pravda.Ru in 2003 is, “Why did you become disillusioned with the practice of law?” This question is understandable, particularly since, in most people’s minds, being an attorney is synonymous with wealth and political power. I’ve always been reluctant to answer this question for fear it will discourage conscientious and ethical people from pursuing careers in the legal profession—a (...)