Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Herzilya conference link

Herzliya Conference

On Iran and Israel

Cogent thoughts from Pat Buchanan about Israel's selling of their war with Iran. One big problem is that Buchanan refuses to apply his own keen insights 100%. Were he to do so, he would also conclude that the US war against Hitler was also a Jewish war. Still, his analysis of the current situation is interesting.

Hysteria at Herzliya
by Patrick J. Buchanan - January 30, 2007

When Congress finally decides on just the right language for its "non-binding resolution" deploring Bush's leadership in this war, it might consider a resolution to keep us out of the next one.

For America is on a collision course with an Iran of 70 million, and the folks who stampeded us into Iraq are firing pistols in the air again.

At the annual Herzliya Conference, U.S. presidential aspirants, neoconservatives and Israeli hawks were all invoking the Holocaust and warning of the annihilation of the Jews.

Israel's "Bibi" Netanyahu, who compares Iran's Ahmadinejad to Hitler, said: "The world that didn't stop the Holocaust last time can stop it this time. ... Who will lead the effort against genocide if not us? The world will not stand up on behalf of the Jews if the Jews do not stand up on behalf of the world."

Said former Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz: "Iran is the heart of the problem in the Middle East. It is the most urgent threat facing the world, and needs to be dealt with before it's too late." After meeting with the Department of State's Nicholas Burns, Mofaz called 2007 "a year of decision."

Richard Perle assured the conference that Bush will attack Iran rather than see it acquire nuclear weapons capabilities. Newt Gingrich also brought his soothing touch to the proceedings: "(C)itizens who do not wake up every morning and think about possible catastrophic civilian casualties are deluding themselves.

"Three nuclear weapons are a second holocaust. ... I'll repeat it. Three nuclear weapons are a second holocaust. ... Our enemies are fully as determined as Nazi Germany and more determined than the Soviets. Our enemies will kill us the first chance they get.

"If we knew that tomorrow morning we would lose Haifa, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, what would we do to stop it? If we knew that we would tomorrow lose Boston, San Francisco or Atlanta, what would we do?"

Mitt Romney agreed. Ahmadinejad's Iran is more dangerous than Khrushchev's Soviet Union, which put missiles in Cuba. For the Soviets "were never suicidal. Soviet commitment to national survival was never in question. That assumption cannot be made to an irrational regime (Iran) that celebrates martyrdom."

Ehud Olmert, mired in scandal, his popularity in the tank after the Lebanon fiasco, was as hawkish as Bibi: "The Jewish people, with the scars of the Holocaust fresh on its body, cannot afford to let itself face the threat of annihilation once again. ... We will stand up against nuclear threats and even prevent them."

Came then U.S. peace candidate John Edwards. Keeping Iran from nuclear weapons "is the greatest challenge of our generation. ... To ensure that Iran never gets nuclear weapons, we need to keep all options on the table. ... Let me reiterate – all options."

Wrote the Financial Times' Philip Stephens of Herzliya, "I gave up counting the times I heard the words 'existential threat' to describe Iran's nuclear program capability."

A few weeks back, according to UPI's Arnaud De Borchgrave, Netanyahu declared that Israel "must immediately launch an intense, international public relations front first and foremost on the United States – the goal being to encourage President Bush to live up to specific pledges he would not allow Iran to arm itself with nuclear weapons. We must make clear to the (U.S.) government, the Congress and the American public that a nuclear Iran is a threat to the U.S. and the entire world, not only Israel."

Israel's war is to be sold as America's war.

The project is under way. According to Peter Beaumont, foreign affairs editor of the Guardian, Israeli media are reporting that the assignment to convince the world of the need for tough action on Iran has been given to Meir Dagan, head of Mossad.

Listening to the war talk, Gen. Wesley Clark exploded to Arianna Huffington: "You just have to read what's in the Israeli press. The Jewish community is divided, but there is so much pressure being channeled from the New York money people to the office-seekers."

The former supreme allied commander in Europe was ordered out of ranks and dressed down by Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League. But Matt Yglesias of American Prospect, himself Jewish, says Clark spoke truth: "(I)t's true that major Jewish organizations are pushing this country into war with Iran."

Yet is the hysteria at Herzliya justified? Consider:

Not once since its 1979 revolution has Iran started a war. In any war with America, or Israel with its hundreds of nuclear weapons, Iran would not be annihilating anyone. Iran would be risking annihilation.

Not only has Iran no nukes, the Guardian reported yesterday, "Iran's efforts to produce highly enriched uranium ... are in chaos." That centrifuge facility at Natanz is "archaic, prone to breakdown and lacks the materials for industrial-scale production."

There is no need for war. Yet, Israelis, neocons and their agents of influence are trying to whip us into one. Senators who are seeking absolution for having voted to take us into Iraq ought to be confronted and asked just what they are doing to keep us out of a war in Iran.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Playlist update 25 January


50 or so (we lost count again) tracks added/changed yesterday. Some notes on the featured works:
  • Mutiilation Remains of A Ruined, Dead, Cursed Soul. Our favorite of the series of releases by Meyhna'ch. There is darkness here. Darkness and desperation expressed in black metal music.

  • Burzum Burzum/Aske. Sometimes we forget how good Burzum sounds. With all the mediocre music we hear everyday, the music of Burzum still stands separate; definitive, powerful and timeless. The combo release featured does not include the original DSP version of A Lost Forgotten Sad Spirit so we have, in case you haven't heard it before. Let's hope Varg behaves and gets out on his scheduled parole in 15 months.

  • The Night and the Fog NSBM Compilation A great collection of material. There have been other compilations, but none managed to capture the mood and atmosphere quite like The Night and the Fog. From the opening ambient work in all its brutal beauty, the music travels between pagan/folk to raw black metal.

Other good stuff too like demo material from Begrime Exemious, Mes nuit d'agnoisse and Insidious Omen and some 1996 material from Witch Desire.

We're also fortunate to have permission from Kroda to play the title track to their upcoming CD Fimbulvinter. Enjoy!

Thanks for your support!

Diveristy makes my brain hurt.

Wow. What A Shock.

From Reuters today...

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution on Friday condemning denials of the Holocaust, weeks after Iran sponsored a meeting dominated by speakers questioning the extermination of 6 million Jews in World War Two.

The resolution, co-sponsored by 103 countries, was approved by consensus, without a vote, but Iran disassociated itself from the action, calling the U.S.-drafted resolution a political exercise.

Notice that they dared not take an official vote? An official vote may have failed to gain a majority...

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Playlist Update 21 January


40 tracks added/changed today including Moonblood, Temnozor, Abigor, Sorhin, A Winter Within, Skyforger, Spearhead, Satanic Warmaster and more. I don't think the track from A Winter Within has ever been in before.

Thanks for your support.

The time is coming.

Everything Old Is New Again

Netanyahu on Iran. Again.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Forces of Hate Forge Ahead

The State of Virginia became another victim of the culture war on 10 January with the introduction of a joint Senate/House resolution demanding an apology for slavery. Such tactics, designed to further destroy the earned place of traditional Americans, serve to further the fallacy of white guilt.

Remember: The culture war is the final step before the shooting starts...

The Virigina House/Senate language:

Offered January 10, 2007
Prefiled January 10, 2007
Atoning for the involuntary servitude of Africans and calling for reconciliation among all Virginians.

Patrons-- McEachin, BaCote, Dance, Howell, A.T., Iaquinto, Jones, D.C., McClellan, Melvin, Ward and Wittman; Senator: Lucas

Referred to Committee on Rules
WHEREAS, slavery has been documented as a worldwide practice since antiquity, dating back to 3500 B.C. in ancient Mesopotamia; and

WHEREAS, during the course of the infamous Atlantic slave trade, millions of Africans became involuntary immigrants to the New World, and the first African slaves in the North American colonies were brought to Jamestown, in 1619; and

WHEREAS, the Atlantic slave trade was a lucrative enterprise, and African slaves, a prized commodity to support the economic base of plantations in the colonies, were traded for tropical products, manufactured goods, sugar, molasses, and other merchandise; and

WHEREAS, some African captives resisted enslavement by fleeing from slave forts on the West African coast and others mutinied aboard slave trading vessels, cast themselves into the Atlantic Ocean, or risked the cruel retaliation of their masters by running away to seek freedom; and

WHEREAS, although the United States outlawed the transatlantic slave trade in 1808, the domestic slave trade in the colonies and illegal importation continued for several decades; and

WHEREAS, slavery, or the "Peculiar Institution," in the United States resembled no other form of involuntary servitude, as Africans were captured and sold at auction as chattel, like inanimate property or animals; and

WHEREAS, to prime Africans for slavery, the ethos of the Africans was shattered, they were brutalized, humiliated, dehumanized, and subjected to the indignity of being stripped of their names and heritage, and families were disassembled as husbands and wives, mothers and daughters, and fathers and sons were sold into slavery apart from one another; and

WHEREAS, a series of complex colonial laws were enacted to relegate the status of Africans and their descendants to slavery, in spite of their loyalty, dedication, and service to the country, including heroic and distinguished service in the Civil War; and

WHEREAS, the system of slavery had become entrenched in American history and the social fabric, and the issue of enslaved Africans had to be addressed as a national issue, contributing to the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 and the passage of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude on December 18, 1865; and

WHEREAS, after emancipation from 246 years of slavery, African Americans soon saw the political, social, and economic gains they made during Reconstruction dissipated by virulent and rabid racism, lynchings, disenfranchisement of African-American voters, Black Codes designed to reimpose the subordination of African Americans, and Jim Crow laws that instituted a rigid system of de jure segregation in virtually all areas of life and that lasted until the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act; and

WHEREAS, throughout their existence in America and even in the decades after the Civil Rights Movement, African Americans have found the struggle to overcome the bitter legacy of slavery long and arduous, and for many African Americans the scars left behind are unbearable, haunting their psyches and clouding their vision of the future and of America's many attributes; and

WHEREAS, acknowledgment of the crimes and persecution visited upon other peoples during World War II is embraced lest the world forget, yet the very mention of the broken promise of "40 acres and a mule" to former slaves or of the existence of racism today evokes denial from many quarters of any responsibility for the centuries of legally sanctioned deprivation of African Americans of their endowed rights or for contemporary policies that perpetuate the status quo; and

WHEREAS, in 2003, during a trip to Goree Island, Senegal, a former slave port, President George W. Bush stated, "Slavery is one of the greatest crimes of history, and its legacy still vexes the United States ... Small men took on the powers and airs of tyrants and masters. Years of unpunished brutality and bullying and rape produced a dullness and hardness of conscience. Christian men and women became blind to the clearest commands of their faith and added hypocrisy to injustice. While physical slavery is dead, the legacy is alive. My nation's journey toward justice has not been easy, and it is not over. For racial bigotry fed by slavery did not end with slavery or with segregation ... and many of the issues that still trouble America have roots in the bitter experience of other times ... But however long the journey, our destiny is set: liberty and justice for all"; and

WHEREAS, in the Commonwealth, home to the first African slaves, the vestiges of slavery are ever before African American citizens, from the overt racism of hate groups to the subtle racism encountered when requesting health care, transacting business, buying a home, seeking quality public education and college admission, and enduring pretextual traffic stops and other indignities; and

WHEREAS, European and African nations have apologized for their roles in what history calls the worst holocaust of humankind, the Atlantic Slave Trade, and racial reconciliation is impossible without some acknowledgment of the moral and legal injustices perpetrated upon African Americans; and

WHEREAS, an apology for centuries of brutal dehumanization and injustices cannot erase the past, but confession of the wrongs can speed racial healing and reconciliation and help African American and white citizens confront the ghosts of their collective pasts together; and

WHEREAS, the story of the enslavement of Africans and their descendants, the human carnage, and the dehumanizing atrocities committed during slavery should not be purged from Virginia's history or discounted; moreover, the faith, perseverance, hope, and endless triumphs of African Americans and their significant contributions to the development of this Commonwealth and the nation should be embraced, celebrated, and retold for generations to come; and

WHEREAS, the perpetual pain, distrust, and bitterness of many African Americans could be assuaged and the principles espoused by the Founding Fathers would be affirmed, and great strides toward unifying all Virginians and inspiring the nation to acquiesce might be accomplished, if on the eve of the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement in the New World, the Commonwealth acknowledged and atoned for its pivotal role in the slavery of Africans; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby atone for the involuntary servitude of Africans and call for reconciliation among all Virginians; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House transmit a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the Secretary of Education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Executive Director of the State Council of Higher Education, the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, and the Executive Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Virginia State Chapter, requesting that they further disseminate copies of this resolution to their respective constituents so that they may be apprised of the sense of the General Assembly of Virginia in this matter.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Playlist update 19 January


50 tracks added/changed yesterday, many never before in the playlist. See, we have a few stacks (OK, several stacks) of stuff we just never got around to putting on the air so we're going through those now.

New-to-the-playlist material from: Dawnfall, Amputator, Inmitten des Waldes, Black Angel, Asmegin, Bone Awl and Diaboli.

More later.

Thanks for your support.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Here Comes The Hate Crime Law (Again)

The ADL backed attempt to legislate against the truth is back in the House:

Truth Suppressing Bill

Soon, just being heterosexual, tradition abiding and white will make you a despised member of US society.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Playlist update 15 January


25 tracks added/changed yesterday including Ildjarn, In The Woods, Thou Shall Fall, Pest and Absurd.

Listeners in some areas are experiencing intermittent blocking problems. Please be patient. These attacks always subside after the governments in questions get tired and do something else....

As always, thanks for your support.

Happy PICS Day!

So, how are you going to celebrate Plagiarism Infidelity Communist Sympathizer day?

Friday, January 12, 2007

Playlist update 11 January


42 tracks added/changed today.

Brief note about the featured works...

The Negura Bunget release, Om was one of our favorites from 2006 and gets another showing here early in 2007.

We were also thinking about those lost in 2006 and one we'll miss alot is Rich of Vinland Winds and GBK. Kosherat is reminder of what's important in our struggle and in our life. Everything counts. A minute wasted is a minute gone forever.

When we were thinking about the third featured work, we debated a lot of choices: Raw black metal, pagan/folk something or other, black legions. We decided on Sorrow from Hate Forest for a variety of reasons. As 2007 dawns and gets moving, we find ourselves less hopeful. Our struggle seems determined to stay in the shadows and the deathworks mount ever greater challenges with ease. The cold violence of Sorrow matches our emotions right now. The music is cold, unrelenting and brutal. No nice pauses, no melodic interludes. Grief, anger, hatred.

Something else to listen for: The Epheles cd Souviens-toi is a great surprise. A fan of French black metal, we'd tried to get a hold of demos and looked forward to the full-length, Le Dernier Pardon. Trouble is, the record company vanished or some such thing and the CD never saw the light of day. Souviens-toi is Le Dernier released under a different name for, we're assuming, legal reasons. Anyway, just find this if you can. Great freezing black metal in the French vein.

Thanks for your support.

Brutal. Unrelenting.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Captain Double Standard Goes to High School

Don't Say the B Word

I love this story. The Post can't wait to make excuses for the violence of the gang members. And, think about this, the principal told the truth. Period. We know the level of violence inherent in black society: from sports to entertainment, street corners to school halls, the black male is allowed to be violent.

It's Deja Vu All Over Again

Laying the Groundwork

Really? Thanks Mr. Obvious

Friday, January 05, 2007

Playlist update 05 January


45 tracks added/changed yesterday. Due to the longer than average break, we added four new featured selections and left the Arkona and the Arkthos. The Arkona has shown to be very popular; it really is one of the better live CDs we've heard in a long, long time.

Some notes on the featured works:

  • Halgadom Sturmwoge. Finally! After 3 years, new material from Halgadom. Dropping the acoustic side (for now?), Halgadom return to the sound of songs like Pagan Warror. Yes, there's even a lead guitar solo or two. For vinyl fiends (like us) there's a limited LP version out there, too.
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  • Warhead Bloodthunder. Warhead has two speeds: Fast and fast. Straight ahead RAC based black metal full of proud Aryan sentiments. Bloodthunder lacks some of the melodic value that engaged us on Defenders of the Blood but we find the force and power of Bloodthunder to be top notch. Play it loud.

  • Carpathian Forest Black Shining Leather. We were talking with someone about the current status of CF compared with the old days. The members appear well fed these days :) The old CF had an atmosphere and a feeling lost in the later works. The later recordings are competent and technically efficient but they're just not the same. So we decided to feature one of the old CDs as a reminder.

  • Naer Mataron Skotos Aenaon. Greek black metal; our favorite Naer Mataron work. The cover is from the limited Night Birds cassette release. Naer Mataron have been uneven through the years but the quality here is consistently good. We realize that not everyone likes them; that's OK. That's the great thing about radio. Another song will be along in a few minutes!

You'll also want to listen for the tracks by Koldbrann and Faustcoven from their 2006 split EP. For Shining fans, we've included two or three tracks from the Draco Sit Mihi Dux LP by Ondskapt.

Thanks for your support.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Answer about Moonblood cover

The cover of the LP pictured (not for long, we're getting ready to change it) is from the Tombre Rex (RIP) version.