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JAHG-USA Newsletter
Week of 14 Shvat, 5766 / February 12, 2006

Editor: Boruch (Bryan) Ellison


"Issues of World War III" Survey

"Should the new head of the Federal Reserve Bank allow stock market values to keep climbing?" This question seemed to be more obscure to many people; the number of responses was down, and even those expressed uncertainty in their answers. Nevertheless, all responses chose blaming the Federal Reserve for economic problems, regardless of its policies. Only one of the comments expressed any clear viewpoint:

Factual Background:
Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto, in listing the cornerstone measures needed to demolish a society through Communist revolution, explicitly included a plank calling for "centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly."

The primary objective defined in Marx's Manifesto was the destruction of the modern development of the economy, a system known as "capitalism." Unlike ancient or medieval economies, European and American productive capacity had entered an era of continuous growth and restructuring that allows an unlimited increase in wealth — a direct preparation for the approaching era of Moshiach (the Messiah) and the Final Redemption. Instead of living hand-to-mouth (as societies had done for thousands of years), industrial economies were being fueled by savings (financial capital), which, rather than being spent on personal consumption, were being invested to build new tools, machinery, and technology (literal capital). The growing infrastructure of industry and technology, in turn, increased overall production, raising society's total wealth and everyone's standard of living, and thus eliminated poverty — and provided further capital to save up and re-invest in yet more growth in productive capacity.

The new, infinitely growing cycle of wealth was quickly eliminating any desire for war or revolution, standing directly in the way of the Communist plans for world revolution. The Communists realized something had to be done to pull the rug out from under the engine of economic success to create the preconditions for chaos and anarchy. Karl Marx was one of the first to realize that the foundation of industrial capitalism was — capital. So he laid out a first draft of plans to destroy capital savings.

The Communists and their Socialist allies have employed a variety of strategies and tactics against capital, but probably the most effective and devastating has been inflation of the money supply. When a government can be induced to print new money limitlessly, the new cash (or credit) in circulation fuels irresponsible spending, or at least baseless investments in economic ventures with no real future. The availability of new money has nothing to do with increased supply, demand, or any other genuine economic development; it is purely a political spending of money that didn't exist the day before, money that was printed into existence and does not reflect new productivity. So it sends misguided economic signals that confuse investors and consumers.

The new, inflated money drives up prices, and this, in turn, causes at least two major, dangerous economic changes: (1) savings become worthless as they can buy less and less, causing people to save less and spend more (this has the additional disastrous effect of discouraging hard work and encouraging wasteful, self-indulgent consumer spending, contributing powerfully to society's moral decay); and (2) wildly rising stock and commodity prices causing investors to spend their money, not on long-term investments in building capital infrastructure, but rather on reckless speculation in stocks, real estate, and other items (this then fuels all the corruption of today's stock market, as investors try to make "quick money" through buying for the sake of re-selling, rather than investing for the sake of holding the investments for life). Inflation devalues money, making savings and capital investments into losing efforts and redirecting money into a spend-today-forget-about-tomorrow wastefulness.

Ultimately, a society whose money is inflated into worthlessness ends up collapsing into revolution. The French Revolution followed on the heels of an inflationary period, as did the rise of the Nazi regime in Germany and various other revolutions around the world. And that is precisely the Communist objective in working mightily to establish and radicalize central banking everywhere.

Central banks were being instituted throughout Europe around the time of the Communist Manifesto, and by 1913 the parallel Federal Reserve was organized with considerable central banking authority in the United States.

Through various complicated mechanisms, the Federal Reserve inflates the money supply — both printed cash and loaned credit. It has been largely or entirely responsible for the Great Depression, the various recessions and "stagflation" up until as recently as 2002, wild fluctuations and collapses of the stock market, rising prices and lowered standards of living, the loss of savings and heavy industry from America, and the frighteningly huge debt bubble that now renders both the U.S. government and most Americans personally bankrupt in all but name. When this bubble bursts, Americans will quickly discover their true standard of living is but a small fraction of what it now appears to be — something more on a par with the average living standard in countries such as Mexico.

Relevant Torah Principles:
1) The core principle of the Noahide Laws is the mission of making the world a developed place, of taming nature in favor of human civilization. This includes social stability and the encouragement of economic growth in general, and of the moral qualities of hard work and saving rather than laziness, self-indulgence, and consumerism in particular. Such an economic and moral atmosphere eliminates poverty and destructive competition, removing all desire for theft, cheating, aggressive warfare, and other violations of Noahide Laws. Obviously, then, any policy which accomplishes the opposite is absolutely forbidden by Torah.

2) The highest, truest form of tzedaka (charitable giving) consists not just of helping those in need, but of assisting them to become self-sufficient and independent. Government policies which destroy wealth and create mass impoverishment are the worst, most destructive violation of the Torah obligation of tzedaka, which also applies to gentiles insofar as it is necessary for the improvement of society and civilization.

Analysis:
The Federal Reserve cannot function without damaging the economy. Its inherent structure, regulating a freely inflatable money supply unbacked by gold or silver, means that whatever its decisions, it must necessarily either raise interest rates artificially or inflate the money supply — or both. However incompletely, it does represent a fulfillment of one of Karl Marx's strategic objectives for destroying modern capitalist economies.

Before the Federal Reserve, the money supply was defined by holdings of gold and silver (that is, dollars merely represented a fixed amount of precious metals), and banks functioned almost entirely as places where people deposited savings accounts or received loans from that money. That system was far more stable and conducive to moral productivity as required by Torah.

Therefore the Torah mandates that all nations abolish central banking and return to currencies backed by precious metals or other valuable commodities.

And now for this week's survey question:

Should people be encouraged to eat low-fat diets? (Hint: recent studies came up with some surprising conclusions.)

(1) Yes, high fat leads to higher risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
(2) No, it makes no difference whether a diet is high- or low-fat, nor what type of fat it contains.
(3) No, people should follow the Atkins low-carb diet.
(4) Other

Only one answer per e-mail address will be accepted; only e-mail addresses on our subscription list are eligible. Please send your input by Tuesday, February 21st, 2006, 12pm PST.


Subversion Alert

This week's profile:
Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi, Rome, Italy

Although not a member of the phony "Sanhedrin's" bogus "Noahide council," Palazzi was officially invited to its opening ceremony to speak, and he was treated as a legitimate voice for Hasidic Gentiles.

Palazzi, however, is anything but a Hasidic Gentile. A Syrian-Italian Muslim cleric, he was trained in Communist Egypt, where he was bestowed "ordination." (The Communist secret police, of course, had infiltrated the schools, universities, and religious organizations, and have worked closely with the Communist-controlled Muslim Brotherhood, which dominates "Islamic" institutions in Egypt.) That connection may well explain the fact that he is an active, overt member of the Root & Branch Association (R & B), sponsored and promoted by them in his speeches around the world. He also co-chairs the Islam-Israel Fellowship of the Root & Branch Association. Rather than rejecting the false religion of Islam, as required of gentiles by the Torah, Palazzi and R & B brazenly propagandize in favor of considering Islam perfectly compatible with the Noahide Laws! But then, considering that R & B has also tried to promote Christianity as being compatible with the Noahide Code, this isn't too surprising.

With the full backing and agreement of R & B, Palazzi also pushes the Soviet Communist line on terrorism — namely, that the Wahhabist revival movement of Islam in Saudi Arabia, rather than the Communist Bloc, is responsible for Middle East terrorism. Unlike Palazzi's propaganda, Wahhabism is at least a genuine belief in Islam and in G-d, though it cannot qualify as being part of the Noahide Laws. "Islamic Fundamentalism," on the other hand, arose not from Wahhabist revival, but from the Soviet KGB and various Communist Parties throughout the Middle East and Asia. But Palazzi echoes Soviet disinformation in blaming Wahhabist revival (and Saudi Arabia, itself a major target of the Communists) while ignoring Communism.

So if Palazzi and his R & B sponsors redefine Islam as being something other than the Wahhabist revival in Saudi Arabia, and Palazzi and R & B likewise push their alternate "Islam" as being compatible with the Noahide Laws, just what are they promoting? Clearly, it can only be the Communist-infiltrated, Marxist-tainted pseudo-"Islam" promoted by Communist Egypt and other revolutionary regimes. In short, Palazzi isn't a Hasidic Gentile, nor is he even a Muslim; he is presumably an agent of the Egyptian secret police, recruited during his college days and now working for the Soviet KGB.

Palazzi promotes himself as a "pro-Israel, pro-Jewish" Muslim leader, repeating the obvious fact that Arabs and Muslims traditionally had no problem with the existence of Israel. But this is only cover. Palazzi is, in reality, nothing more than an anti-Jewish, anti-Noahide, anti-Muslim, Communist serpent whose invited speech at the "Noahide council's" meeting only proves who really runs the phony "Sanhedrin." Those who don't wish to be bitten will steer clear of him.

(Note: The underground Communist apparatus and its aboveground tentacles are actively engaged in subversion in all sectors and institutions of society today. Its agents would dearly love to know the full extent of our information, which would assist their disinformation efforts. Consequently, we do not divulge all our facts or sources. These profiles are intended only as a warning to the wise to monitor the individuals and groups exposed here, and to avoid their influence.)


THE HALL OF SHAME…
Have Some Chabad Shluchim Betrayed Their Rebbe?

This week's example:
Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Meaningful Life Center, Brooklyn, NY

A JAHG-USA volunteer showed Rabbi Jacobson our Proclamation (which lists the Torah rules requiring everyone to get involved with JAHG-USA's PLO-defunding campaign) last June 20th. The rabbi said he wanted to look at the campaign's web site, so our volunteer returned the next day to get his answer. This time Rabbi Jacobson made other excuses to postpone again. Our volunteer returned yet again the following day, and again the rabbi cooked up more excuses, this time to postpone another week. At that point (on June 22nd), the JAHG-USA volunteer realized Rabbi Jacobson had absolutely no intention of signing, but that he also didn't want to be identified as not signing, so he was simply postponing over and over again until the volunteer would grow tired and forget the whole thing. Rabbi Jacobson was refusing, and we list him accordingly.

This isn't the only issue on which Rabbi Jacobson has caved in to evil. He is best known for having (carefully) selected excerpts of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's speeches pertaining to moral affairs in general, translating and editing (and severely paraphrasing, we must add) those "excerpts" in the form of the book Toward a Meaningful Life, published by William Morrow & Co. (a major New York publisher) in the mid-1990s, after the Rebbe's passing. One might ask how the "politically incorrect" teachings of the Torah and the Rebbe would meet approval by such a notoriously left-wing, anti-religious publisher. The answer, of course, is that Rabbi Jacobson unhesitatingly agreed to the publisher's demands to drop certain offending passages — such as a criticism of homosexuality! To the credit of some Lubavitchers, Jacobson did become controversial for doing so.

Rabbi Jacobson may rationalize his sellout by saying it was a necessary price for popularizing the Rebbe's message (or what's left of it). But then again, Rabbi Jacobson is also known for opposing my own activism in the Rebbe's Noahide campaign, because I insist on doing the campaign with substance and without compromise, an approach that seems only to irritate Jacobson. So he has actively worked behind my back to try to turn people away from supporting my work.

Some day in the near future, Moshiach and the Redemption shall come, and Jacobson will have to reckon with his Creator. I would not want to be in his shoes at that time.

Terrorism Update:

A new wave of PLO terrorism, funded by the U.S. taxpayer, is rising quickly. Here's a list of attacks since last week's newsletter:

  • On Wednesday morning, terrorists with guns were apparently placing a bomb (or rocket) by the Gaza Strip fence when Israeli soldiers disrupted their plans, firing and killing or injuring the terrorists.
  • Also on Wednesday, Islamic Jihad terrorists fired a Kassam missile that struck near an Israeli power station. (Islamic Jihad works closely with the PLO, and members of the PLO's main Fatah group have generally assisted and coordinated these missile attacks.)
  • Early Thursday morning, a group of terrorists attacked Israeli soldiers near the Gaza Strip border, using guns and hand grenades. The terrorists were killed.
  • Around noon that day, two terrorists tried to place a bomb nearby, but were injured or killed by an Israeli tank crew.
  • By that afternoon, two terrorists were found trying to infiltrate Jewish areas in the West Bank, but were chased away.
  • That same day, terrorists fired a Kassam missile from the Gaza, which landed harmlessly.
  • Meanwhile, also on Thursday, a branch of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) detonated a bomb a cafe in Turkey's capital, Istanbul; 14 people were injured. (The PKK is a creation of the PLO, working under its supervision and help in bringing PLO terror to Turkey.)
  • Thursday evening, two Kassam missiles were fired from the Gaza, hitting nothing.
  • Friday afternoon, another Kassam was fired into the Israeli town of Sderot, though no one was injured.
  • Sunday morning, Israelis discovered an anti-tank missile hidden in a Netanya neighborhood and destroyed it.
  • Sunday afternoon, a Kassam missile was fired from the Gaza, hitting nothing.
  • That afternoon, a terrorist was caught trying to throw firebombs at cars driving by, and was arrested.
  • Also early that afternoon, terrorists shot a dairy truck, damaging it.
  • That day, terrorists threw stones at an Israeli car in the West Bank, injuring the female driver.
  • On Sunday evening, terrorists in the West Bank destroyed an Israeli army jeep with a Molotov cocktail firebomb, though injuring no one.
  • That same evening, someone (a terrorist, presumably) fired gunshots at an Israeli car, which was damaged.
  • On Monday in the West Bank, PLO-instigated rioters attacked Israeli soldiers with "rocks, burned tires, and hurled fire bombs." No one was injured.
  • Also Monday, two Kassam missiles were fired from Gaza, landing harmlessly.
  • That same day, a terrorist with a knife was arrested before he could carry out his attack.
  • Today (Tuesday), a unit of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) again set of a bomb, this time in a supermarket in Istanbul, Turkey; 15 people were injured. (As mentioned above, the PKK is essentially a branch of the PLO.)
  • Also today, PLO-connected terrorists fired two more Kassam rockets from the Gaza, which exploded near power stations.
  • Again today, terrorists threw two firebombs at a bus on the road, apparently not injuring anyone. More firebombs were thrown at other cars, also injuring no one.
  • Meanwhile today, Islamic Jihad terrorists fired at least eight Kassam missiles, one of which struck an Israeli power station, damaging it but missing explosive fuel tanks nearby. Another of the rockets exploded in an industrial area, damaging a factory. (As mentioned above, Islamic Jihad under PLO guidance and support.)
  • And this afternoon, two PLO-connected terrorists were caught in the West Bank, carrying knives for intended assaults.
  • It turns out that PLO-connected units routinely attack Israelis passing anywhere near PLO-controlled villages, even when they are searching for missing persons.

This week's casualty count: 30 people injured, several cars and trucks damaged, a power station and factory damaged, and one jeep destroyed (not counting dead terrorists).

The U.S.-funded Palestinian Authority (PA) is actively assisting the terrorists who launch missiles and other attacks, including those of its close ally, the Islamic Jihad. The U.S. currently gives about $1 billion per year to the PLO and its PA, funding which is now coming under fire in Congress. But you must participate in the JAHG-USA campaign to defund the PLO, or else President Bush will gradually overcome the opposition and continue full funding, even to Hamas.

(Sources: various Israeli and American news agencies)


…AND THE HALL OF FAME
Some Chabad Shluchim Are Helping the JAHG-USA Campaign

This week's examples:
Rabbi Yoseph Wernick, Lubavitch Yeshiva, Brooklyn, NY; and
Rabbi Zalman Karp, Lubavitch Yeshiva, Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Wernick was approached with the Proclamation to endorse our PLO-defunding campaign on June 24th, and he signed promptly — and enthusiastically, we might add. A former teacher at the Chanoch Lenaar Yeshiva in Crown Heights (serving troubled youth), he now teaches at the Lubavitch Yeshiva for boys. He is one of a number of Lubavitch Yeshiva teachers who have signed on to our campaign.

Rabbi Karp was also presented the Proclamation that same day, and he also endorsed. He, too, teaches at Lubavitch Yeshiva. Between Rabbis Wernick and Karp, and several of their fellow faculty, there is almost no one left at the yeshiva who doesn't say that everyone must support JAHG-USA's PLO-defunding campaign. That means you!

TURN IN YOUR RABBI!
We need more volunteers to approach rabbis for endorsements of the PLO-defunding campaign. Whether your rabbi is Chabad, Littwoch ("misnagged"), modern orthodox, Sefardi, or with some other Hasidic movement, and regardless of what country he is in, you need to get his signature. E-mail us at newsletter@noahide.com for copies of the Proclamation and for information on how to approach your rabbi.

For a complete listing of all rabbis who have received our proclamation, the up-to-date status of their responses, and how you can get help the campaign, visit ATTAC Report at http://www.attacreport.com/plo/.


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