Collusion, Interference and Yanking the Chains
Blog Post 15
December 23, 2018
More than half of all the American states' government contracts require employees to support the zionist state of Israel!
Why do the American people in 26 US states have to swear and sign an oath to a foreign country?
Similar laws are pending in 13 other states, leaving only 11 states free.
The news broke almost a week ago when Sister Bahia Amawi, of Austin, Texas, refused to sign her August 13 contract with the public school board because there was a clause in it vowing that she would not do anything to harm the zionist state, like engaging in boycotts against it. She filed a lawsuit on December 17 in the federal court of the western district of Texas stating that her first amendment right to free speech was being violated. Sister Amawi was shocked to find the clause in a contract that she’d been signing routinely since 2009.
Americans should also be shocked that the contract
called for support of a foreign country.
Why put such a clause? I mean it would make more sense if it was about supporting America! Why are Americans free to boycott, engage in political activism and advocate for causes that could “harm” the US, but are forbidden to do that when it comes to the zionist state? Unbelievable!
Cynthia McKinney, the US presidential candidate of the green party in 2008, a six-term Georgia representative and the first black woman from that state to the US congress, had already broken the story in 2014 about federal candidates for office signing an oath of loyalty to the zionist state.
Every candidate to congress is approached
by the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC)
and made to sign their soul away by making a commitment to Israel, which includes unyielding support, by voting and otherwise, of “Jerusalem as the capital city,” “the military superiority of Israel” and all the “economic assistance that Israel wants.” If they refuse, which McKinney did, they will receive no money and instead face stiff competition in future campaign elections, which happened to her. Such an oath is, in fact, treason because the 535 members of congress are “supposed to be representing the people of the United States, not a foreign country,” but “they have to pledge allegiance to a foreign state.” McKinney stated that after she made all this public, the tactics changed to candidates having to obtain a form from synagogues and writing “a paragraph” and “posting it,” rather than an oath per se, or else there’s no money for you.
In her interview with Press TV, McKinney informs viewers to look up Gus Savage, a black six-term democratic Illinois congressman from 1981-1993, who said the US was excessively concerned with Israeli interests because of a strong Jewish lobbying presence. He was one of only three members of the house of representatives who voted against a resolution requesting the US to withhold funds from the UN if the zionist state was barred from participating in general assembly proceedings. Savage said:
“The powerful zionist lobby in this country must understand
that it can no longer dictate to every member of congress.”
Savage “was targeted by the pro-Israel lobby” and he “put his experience on the congressional record” on March 29, 1990 because “it constitutes a danger for all America and threatens to rip the fabric of our democracy.” He was defeated when AIPAC financially supported his opponent under the cover of dubious entities such as the garden club of New Jersey. (See Savage’s speech to congress about AIPAC for more information.)
McKinney is also critical of the US government’s story of 9/11, is a signatory to the 9/11 Truth Movement. introduced articles of impeachment against US president George W. Bush, vice-president Dick Cheney and secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, and is an outspoken anti-war activist and supporter of Palestinian rights, including the Free Gaza Movement, among many other causes. She maintained that Bush knew of the 9/11 attacks beforehand, but kept quiet about it because his father’s, the former president, business, The Carlyle Group, had joint business ventures with the bin Laden construction company and many defense industry holdings.
How can an American’s rights of freedom of speech and protest against foreign governments’ and even US policies be denied only when it comes to the zionist state? What is it about that occupier that garners love and requires such an oath from American citizens? Why is loyalty to the zionist state a condition of employment across the US?
The Texas state law, written by the Texan republican evangelical representative Phil King, was enacted on May 17, 2017 and signed two days later by governor Gregg Abbott at the Austin Jewish Community Center, who proclaimed:
“Any anti-Israel policy is an anti-Texas policy.”
The lower house had voted 131-0 and the senate vote there was 25-4. When Hurricane Harvey hit southwest Texas on August 25, 2017, devastated victims were told they could only receive state assistance if they first signed a pledge never to boycott the zionist state. What does someone’s views on that foreign government have to do with receiving disaster relief? Texan politicians don’t want any public funds going to people who don’t like the zionist state.
New York was the first state to enact such a law on June 5, 2016 (see the executive order for more information). New York democratic governor Andrew Cuomo, who signed the law, tweeted:
“If you boycott Israel, New York State will boycott you.”
referring to his June 10 Washington Post op-ed with that threatening headline. Essentially, the laws are an attempt to squash the success of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) work that’s putting a dent into the zionist state, much like the boycott of South Africa did when the apartheid regime was oppressing the black people there. Cuomo had only two months previous to his 2016 law ordered New York state agencies and employees to boycott North Carolina and two years earlier to not travel to Indiana, unless it was essential, over their LGBT laws. The giving of legal rights to the LGBT community is enough to get Cuomo up in arms, but he doesn’t have the same hatred for and disgust about the horrors the zionist state is and has been perpetrating on the Palestinian people and indeed the entire region since before it was illegally put smack dab in the middle of the holy land of Palestine. Boycotts against US businesses and legally barring employees from state employment is okay, even encouraged or rather mandated, but boycotts against the foreign government of the zionist state of Israel is unlawful for American citizens.
AIPAC prodded the US federal government into creating
the bills that would criminalize participation
in boycotts of the zionist state.
In July 2017, 43 senators, in both of the top parties, supported the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (S.720) that was introduced by Maryland democratic senator Benjamin Cardin on March 23. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) issued a statement denouncing the bill which would “punish individuals for no reason other than their political beliefs.” The bill was subsequently modified, which the ACLU also condemned because it squashes Americans’ rights of free speech and association. The bill, parroted as protections for Americans into being pressured by the united nations’ (UN) March 24, 2016 resolution and the European Union’s (EU) July 2013 directive, though limited in scope, to boycott the zionist state, was passed by the US house committee on foreign affairs on June 28, 2018 and is still awaiting approval by Trump.
However, the US supreme court has stated that political boycotts are protected by the first amendment and indeed are a fabric of American society, from the boycott of British goods during the American revolution to the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott during the civil rights movement, among many others. Such boycotts’ intentions are to spur political change through economic sanctions, something the US government routinely engages in against other countries all the time. And the UN has repeatedly announced that the zionist state of Israel “is illegally and brutally occupying land that doesn’t belong to it.”
On January 30, 2018, Daniel Crabtree, a federal district judge in Kansas, struck down that state’s July 1, 2017 law requiring all state employees to certify that they are not boycotting the zionist state. He wrote that:
Such a law is a violation of the rights
of free speech and voices against Israel
are amplified “to influence change.”
Then on September 27, 2018, Diane Humetewa, a federal district judge in Arizona, struck down that state’s 2016 law. She wrote:
“A restriction of one’s ability to participate in collective calls to oppose Israel unquestionably burdens the protected expression of companies wishing to engage in such a boycott.”
The law endangered “the rights of assembly and association that Americans and Arizonans use ‘to bring about political, social, and economic change,’” judge Humetewa wrote, quoting the 1982 supreme court decision which gives Americans the right to engage in political boycotts.And other US supreme court decisions have determined that the government may not require people “to sign a certification regarding their political expression in order to obtain employment, contracts, or other benefits.” The US government and its individual states are trying to force Americans to engage in foreign commerce with places they don’t want to. And the laws are “a free speech exception for Israel,” which are “unconscionable” and “unconstitutional.”
People who routinely speak out against breaches to the right of free speech are completely silent when people are targeted for anti-Israel positions, against its bombing of Ghazzah, imprisoning, torturing and killing Palestinians, the economic blockade of Ghazzah, the illegal settlements on Palestinian territories, for example, and even simply wearing a boycott Israel t-shirt. Why can’t the zionist state be criticized? Why can’t the truth be told?
The zionist state of Israel is a demon,
dressed up in sheep’s clothing,
touted as the only Jewish state in the world.
Why should the American people, who talk about freedom of religion all the time and even freedom not to follow a religion, care about the “need” for a Jewish state, when religion and politics are supposed to be separate in their opinion? Why is the zionist state America’s strongest ally? Why can’t its unjust policies and behaviours be “demonized” since they’re in fact true?
In 1979, the US passed the Export Administration Act (EAA), which forbids companies from boycotting allied nations at another country’s request. At that time, the Arab League had boycotted the zionist state and told the world to also stop supporting it or else they wouldn’t be allowed to do business with countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Then, the Arab League caved. Now the US government is dictating to all its citizens what they can and cannot engage in politically. Such maneuvers are aimed at diverting attention and effort away from anti-Israel activities by tying up organizations, companies and litigants in protracted defensive positions of their right to free speech and association in and out of court, rather than actively protesting the human rights violations of the zionist state.
No one should be scared to speak the truth. Alice Walker, the author of The Color Purple, on November 2, 2017 posted her poem,
It is Our (Frightful) Duty to Study the Talmud
on her website. In it, she writes how she had thought that Israel should give back the land they took from the “poorly defended” Palestinians in the six day war. At that time, during the civil rights movement, Walker was living in Mississippi and married to a Jewish man and spoke to him often and earnestly about “dignity,” “justice,” “honor” and “peace.” All he did was try to insult her character and called her anti-semitic, saying “Israel needs that land to protect itself.” Later, she realized she hadn’t understood much back then. The whole “war” was just “a true ‘Theatre’ war” on a battlefield stage in which the Palestinians “got a close-up of the set” while being murdered by bombs and bullets. They also got firsthand knowledge of the “set-up.” Walker continued to march and protest against the zionist state and began to understand that the US presidents (Bush, Clinton and Obama) didn’t care, went on holiday and, in fact, “made themselves Scarce.” She’s been to Palestine and seen how “demonic to the core” Israeli rule is. She says the people who care have “intuited” there’s a missing piece of the puzzle that can explain how the zionists can be so “evil” and commit such “limitless cruel behaviour.” Walker finds it in the Talmud which preaches that Prophet Isa (a.s.) (Jesus) is boiling in hell, his mother was a “whore,” astaghfirullah, the goyim (all non-Jews) are “slaves of Jews” and we must “enjoy it,” very young girls and boys can be raped and “even the best” of us must “be killed.” We are “sub-humans, animals.” We are “not Chosen” and the “Chosen” can do with us however they want, “without conscience” and with “cruelty.” And they have been and are.
Human rights don’t matter if the humans are Muslims, black, native or women who are half the population. But the zionist agenda is becoming more and more transparent to Americans, inshallah. The zionist state is not a Jewish state nor the only democracy in the Middle East nor the true ally of the American people. The BDS movement will not end any time soon. US university departments have pledged an academic boycott against the zionist state, artists and musicians have pledged a cultural boycott against it, individual families don’t buy products from it or supporters of it, students and religious organizations, including churches, and many other groups are on board and very active in anti-Israel activities. Their message and hard work won’t be undermined so easily because truth stands out clearly from falsehood. The American people are no longer willing to be duped. When more of them finally stop saying things like, “They’re always fighting over there” and believing that “Muslims are our enemy,” and realize what’s really going on, where all their tax dollars are going while they suffer in poverty and their constitutional rights are being trampled, why whole Muslim cities and towns are bombed to smithereens, how white supremacy and zionism go hand in hand, how their freedom of speech is being suppressed to allow and protect zionist occupation, how the “Palestinization” of America is taking hold, too, as Alice Walker writes, and how Prophet Isa (a.s.) was “a committed Revolutionary,” as she again writes, then -
The whole system might get burned down!
That past “is not even past.” Don’t be ignorant!
To be continued….
ACLU. (January 30, 2018.) In First, Judge Blocks Kansas Law Aimed At Boycotts of Israel.
Cuomo, Andrew. The Washington Post. (June 10, 2016). Gov. Andrew Cuomo: If you boycott Israel, New York State will boycott you.
Cuomo, Andrew M. State of New York Executive Order. https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/EO_157_new.pd
Cynthia McKinney. In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_McKinney.
Emmons, Alex. (June 28, 2018). The Intercept. New House Bill Would Empower Donald Trump To Punish U.S. Companies That Boycott
Greenwald, Glenn. (Dec. 17, 2017). The Intercept. A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refuses to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now
Mandatory in Many States – so She Lost Her Job. https://theintercept.com/2018/12/17/israel-texas-anti-bds-law/.
History, Art & Archives, United States House of Representatives. Savage, Gus. https://history.house.gov/People/Detail/21235.
If Americans Knew. (July 25, 2018).Congressman Gus Savage exposes facts about the Israel Lobby in speech to Congress (March 29, 1990).
Press TV. (2014). Forced to Sign Loyalty to Israel – Cynthia McKinney. www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL6-5xpOimk.
Stanley-Becker, Isaac. (October 1, 2017). The Washington Post. States can’t punish businesses for boycotting Israel, federal judge in
Walker, Alice. (2017). Alice Walker – the official website. It is Our (Frightful) Duty to Study the Talmud. http://alicewalkersgarden.com/2017/11/it-is-our-frightful-duty-to-study-the-talmud/